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AUNGER, Thomas 1834-1902

AUNGER, SMALE, MATHES

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/13/2013 at 23:14:35

Elgin Echo, Thursday, 14 August 1902.

Thomas Aunger, a pioneer settler of Black Hawk county, took his own life by hanging in his own corn crib last Friday afternoon. It is attributed to ill health.

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Submitter is not related.

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[Cedar Falls Semi Weekly Cedar Falls Gazette, Tuesday, August 5, 1902, Cedar Falls, Iowa]

Burial of Thomas Aunger

Funeral services for the late Thomas Aunger were held at the home Sunday, afternoon, and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to the burial. Rev. Dr. Billmgsley, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated, assisted by Revs Dorwin and Knickerbocker.

Mr. Aunger has been a resident of Black Hawk County since 1868., and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, with whom he had been associated either in a business way, either political, social or religious.

He was born in Cornwall, England, Dec. 12, 1835*, and by his frugal industrious habite and good business
sagacity had accumulated a comfortable income. His health has been broken during the past year and caused great anxiety, to his wife who has been his faithful attendant during all the weary months of his sickness and despondency. His sad death, during a, period of temporary insanity is deplored by all his friends.

Beside his widow he left one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Mathes, living near Waterloo, and a brother, Richard, who moved from this county to a distant part of Iowa several years ago.

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*His gravestone at Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, shows his date of birth as 1834.

The following credit to Dorcas Aunger:
Apr. 14, 1858, he married Frances Smale, in Durham County, Ontario, Canada.
Frances Aunger 1934-1907
Daughter was Mary E. Aunger Mathes 1862-1928

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S. Bell


 

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