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Benton County, Iowa Obituaries
Belle Plaine Union; Feb. 16, 1922
Civil War Veteran Dead
Chauncey Wetherell

Mr. Chancy Wetherell passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Meyerly, 1704, 9th avenue following a lingering illness.

The deceased was a pioneer resident of Iowa, having come to this state with his parents when a lad. He was also a civil war veteran, having served three years during that conflict between the states. For many years his home was at North English and Deep River where he held a prominent place in the church life of the Christian church of which he was an elder and teacher of the bible classes for years. The Christian church at Deep River was founded largely thru his efforts and he was one of the charter members.

Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Meyerly Monday afternoon and were in charge of the Rev Roy V. Porter, assisted by the Rev. Robert Tipton. Members of the American Legion acted as pall bearers. Burial was in Oak Hill beside his wife.

Chauncy Wetherell was a native of Ohio, where he was born on April 10th, 1839. He passed away in this city on February 12th, 1922, at the advanced age of 82 years, 10 months and 2 days. In early boyhood he came with his parents to North English, Iowa where he grew to manhood and mastered the business of stone mason and became a contractor. On November 17th, 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Elisabeth Calvin who passed away in Cedar Rapids on November 17th, 1911. He is survived by five daughters, namely Mrs. W. L.-Turner of Creighton, Nebraska; Mrs. E. D. Thomas of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mrs. L. E. Walker of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. F. E. Meyerly of this city, and by two sons, Chanucy Warren Wetherell of Aladdin, Wyoming and William Wetherell of this city. He also leaves two brothers, Cyrus Wetherell of Portland, Oregon and Horace Wetherell of Walla Walla, Wash.; one half brother, one half sinter, Mrs. Ed Linsley and Mr. U. S. Wetherell of North Engiish and eleven grand children.

He enlisted in Co. H., 33rd Iowa on August 7th, 1862 and served three years and was a member of the G. A. R. at Deep River. In 1871 he united with the Christian church at North English and for a number of years was an elder and teacher of the bible class until he moved to Deep River in 1889. There being no Christian church at Deep River, he interested several others of like faith in the project and their efforts were crowned with success and the church organized. It has since become a strong and influential congregation. For years he served as Elder of the church and again became teacher of the bible classes which he continued to teach until his removal to this city in 1919. There being no Christian church here, he made his church home with Christ Methodist church, continuing in the faith until the end.

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Submitted on 29-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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