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Michael Randolph Segriff

SEGRIFF, JACKSON, ROSS, MAXWELL

Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 11/11/2017 at 09:20:08

Michael Randolph Segriff, son of Pelser and Betty Segriff, was born on Long Island, near New York City, March 18, 1842 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett Maxwell of Taylor County, Iowa, July 8, 1921, aged 79 years, 3 months, and 32 days.
He was the youngest of six children, four boys and two girls, and was left to make his own way in this world at the age of 12. When but a lad of 16, he came to Illinois where he remained until the Civil War, when on August 9, 1892, he enlisted in Company G. 89th Infantry at Altoona, Illinois and was honorably discharged June 10, 1895 at Nashville, Tenn. After the war, he returned to Illinois, where on November 24, 1870, he was married to Martha L. Jackson. They moved to Iowa in the spring of 1876, locating in Taylor County, where they resided until 1915, when they moved to Nodaway, Iowa.
To this union were born six children, Mrs. Effie Ross, Everett, Mary, and Marvin Segriff, had preceded him in death leaving to mourn his departure two children, Mrs. Ida Maxwell and George Segriff of Taylor County, who were privileged to be with him during his last illness; also eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.
In his early life, Mr. Segriff united with the Methodist Church and was active in all church work, and a faithful member until the end. He had been in failing health for several years, and was a constant sufferer for the last year or more. He was a kind and loving disposition, always aft rain he would cause some one trouble and care. He was interest in any enterprise that was an uplift in any community in which he resided. It has been said that he hadn’t an enemy as far as known.
The funeral was held at the Maxwell home Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 o’clock conducted by Rev. Mr. Carpenter of Cass, assisted by Rev. I. R. Mills of Nodaway, after which the soldier took charge, rendering their G.A.R. ritualistic services. The music quartette of Nodaway furnished very appropriate songs. Interment was made in Prairie Rose beside his wife and children.
Adams County Free Press, Wednesday, July 13, 1921, page 7


 

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