William T. Condron 1845-1929
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 12/22/2022 at 17:00:51
William T. Condron
(April 1, 1845 – March 10, 1929)
Rockwell City Advocate and Calhoun County Republican, Thurs., March 14, 1929, p.1
William T. Condron, a civil war veteran and a sterling patriot, died at the Mercy Hospital at Fort Dodge last Sunday morning, following an illness of several weeks duration. Mr. Condron, who was 84 years of age at the time of his death, had been a resident of Calhoun County for the last forty-six years. He was one of a few surviving members, in Calhoun, of the Grand Army of the Republic.
In respect of his army record and in consideration of his patriotic devotion to his country in later years, his funeral rites Tuesday afternoon were of a semi-military nature. Twin Lakes Post No. 105, American Legion, was in charge of services at the grave, and a firing squad from the post officiated.
Mr. Condron was born in April, 1845, and came to Iowa with his parents when yet a small child. At the age of 17 years, he enlisted in the Union Army and served during the last three years of the Civil War. In May, 1866, he was united in marriage to Ruth B. Jack in Scott County, Iowa, and in 1883 they moved to Rockwell City. Mrs. Condron passed away in February, 1926. Mr. Condron continued to live in Rockwell City. He became ill during the latter part of last November and was taken to a hospital in Council Bluffs. A few weeks ago he was moved to the hospital in Fort Dodge so that he might be nearer to his relatives. Mr. Condron is survived by four children, four children and his wife having preceded him in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Frances Roske of Rockwell City; Mrs. Minnie Williams of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; W. G. Condron of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. Ruth Breson of Boise, Idaho. Mr. Condron was a member of the G. A. R., a charter member of the I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges in Rockwell City, honorary member of the W. R. C. and honorary member of Twin Lakes Post No. 105, American Legion. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. J. W. LaGrone in charge. Odd Fellows also conducted a service at the church. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
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