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Benjamin Franklin Irwin


Posted By: Monna Tarbell (email)
Date: 6/6/2020 at 20:34:51

Benjamin Franklin Irwin

Benjamin Franklin Irwin, son of James Harvey and Margaret Shivlar Irwin, was born in Illinois on November 15, 1867 and departed this life August 2, 1943 at his farm home north of Plano, Iowa. His early life was spent in Illinois where he united in marriage with Eva Ireland on June 18, 1894.
In December, 1895 they came to Iowa and purchased a farm eight miles south of Melrose. Three children were born to this union: Mrs. Helen Cozad, Oswald Irwin and one little daughter died in infancy.

On March 12, 1916 his wife passed away and he was again married to Isal Espy on March 2, 1918. Two daughters came to bless this union, they being Mrs. Mildred Tarbell and Mrs. Dorothy Curtis.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, the above named children and eight grandchildren: Mrs. Wilma Grimes, Pfc. LeRoy Cozad, Pfc. Dale Cozad, Pvt. Irwin Cozad, Ronnie Cozad, Dorman and Velma Irwin and Bennie Tarbell; and two little great-grandsons, Dean and Billy Joe Grimes. Also surviving are three brothers: John and Lester of Plano, and Barton of Emden, Ill.; and three sisters: Mrs. Julie Guthrie of Kansas City, Kans., Mrs. Mary McCormick of Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Addie Clements of Chatham, Ill. His father, mother, three sisters and three brothers have preceded him in death.

He was always unusually strong and active until two years ago. He spent several months in a Des Moines hospital and more recently was in a hospital in Rochester, Minn. On June 27 he was brought to Centerville to the St. Joseph's hospital where he remained for four weeks. When he knew the end was near, he requested that he be brought home where he spent the last week of his life comparatively free of pain in the home he loved so well and which he had lived for 47 years. He was an honest, upright citizen and highly respected by his friends and neighbors. He will be sadly missed by his wife and loved ones who did everything that loving hands could do to relieve his long hours of suffering.

Mr. Irwin was a member of the Chariton River Church and in it he worked very actively and diligently. He was interested in all civic and religious enterprises and took pride in being a friend and a servant to everyone.

With the Rev. M R. Gonzales of the Mystic Methodist Church officiating, funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Aug 4, at 2:30 p.m. In the Chariton River church at Brushy. Music was furnished by a choir from the Brushy church. He was laid to rest in the family lot in the Brushy Cemetery.

Source: Most likely the Centerville Iowegian


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