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Jacob Pickell (1856-1938)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/21/2011 at 23:11:07


Aged Man's Death Occurred Saturday Morning at Daughter's Home

Funeral Services Held From the Methodist Church Tuesday Afternoon

Jacob Pickell, a resident of the community around a quarter of a century, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Webb, west of Madrid.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church in charge of the pastor, Rev. C.O. Strohl. Paul Bengtson sang a solo, and selections were rendered by a quartette composed of Mrs. Frank Shearman, George Stevens, Walter Dyer and Mrs. R.F. Langland. The pallbearers were Chas. Coffman, Rollo Keigley, Fred Howard, Roy Konchar, Eldon Berry and Jeff Rees.

Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery.


Mr. Pickell was born in Germany July 25, 1856, and at the time of his death was 81 years and 11 months of age. He came to this country when a youth.

On May 1, 1855, he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Marie Jenkins and to the union ten children were born. Those surviving are Mrs. William (Ellen) Webb of this community with whom the deceased was making his home when his death occurred; John and Andy of Des Moines; Mrs. Charles (Mary) Cunningham and Mrs. John (Emma) Wheeler of Denver. There are also 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren surviving. Mrs. Pickell died January 29, 1931.

Mr. Pickell suffered with asthma for many years. His disposition was a genial one and he made many friends.

Source: Madrid Register News


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