JOHN PUTNAM 1816-1874
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Date: 3/27/2005 at 19:39:31
Died. At 9 o'clock P.M. on Thursday May 2?th, at his residence in Postville, John PUTNAM, aged fifty seven years, ten months, and five days. This sad event was announced to our citizens by the solemn tolling of the bell on the evening of the above mentioned day. Although for days and weeks expected, the announcement cast a feeling of gloom and sadness over the entire community, all realizing the fact that a truly good man had fallen. The deceased was born at Lowville, Lewis Co., New York, July 2nd 1816, and had therefore almost completed his fifty eighth year. He was married at that place to the wife who survives him, Jan 1st, 1836. During the first years of the war of the rebellion, he served his country as Senior 1st Lieut, of Co. M 15th Reg. New York heavy artillery. He removed with his family to Winneshiek Co. Iowa in the fall of 1864, when he was engaged in farming until last September, when he removed to Postville in which as he told the writer, he was actuated by a desire to be better able to enjoy Church privileges and society, which were his greatest delights, and also by the fact that advancing age and somewhat injured health, rendered necessary his retirement from active persuits. The deceased was active in the church, the sabbath school, and in everything calculated for the advancement of the religious, moral, and social integity of the community. The municipal government of our city of ... [illegible line of print]
... demise a serious loss indeed, and one not easy to replace. His sickness which was nine weeks in duration, extremely malignant, and unusual in its character, was borne with christian fortitude, no impatient expression fell from his lips, but he had words of cheer for physicians, family and attendants, and expressions of gratitude for every kindness shown him. Brother thou art gone. Lost to the stricken wife, to those mourning sons and daughters, to a wide circle of friends who mourn thy departure, but not as... [illegible]
... without a well grounded hope, that their loss is thine infinite gain. The remains were committed to the tomb on Friday, at 2 o'clock, Rev. SMITH, of the Baptist Church officiating. The regular funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on last Sabbath morning, Rev. MARSHALL preaching a most impressive discourse to a very large congregation from Rev. 14,13. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." yes, there is now for thee.
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- source: Postville Review, 6/3/1874
- submitted by Sharyl Ferrall
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