SAMUEL PENDLETON (1830-1909)
PENDLETON, HAZLETT, SHEDD, WHITE, ORR
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 10/8/2019 at 19:08:42
AN OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY
Death of Samuel Pendleton At Age of Seventy-nine
Came to Cherokee in 1879 - A Genuine Pioneer - A Man of Strong Character, Widely Known and Respected by All.
The funeral of the late Samuel Pendleton was held from the Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon, Rev. Bean officiating and the internment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Pendleton was one of the oldest and highly respected citizens of Cherokee county. He was a genuine pioneer, having settled here in 1875. The trials and hardships of pioneer days were familiar experiences for him, for he had passed through them all. His home was in Rock township where he settled on a farm and where he lived until he retired from active business, coming to Cherokee to live.
No man stood higher among his acquaintances and he was widely known in the county. He was noted for his kindliness and hospitality. He was none the less a man of marked character and strong convictions which made him an influence for good in the community.
Mr. Pendleton was about 79 years of age, having been born near Belfast, Ireland, November 16, 1830. His marriage to Miss Mary Hazlett occurred in 1855. There were born to this couple eleven children, seven of whom with the mother survive. Iza, Arthur, Belle and Edith passed away. The living are Mrs. J. T. Shedd of New Braintree, Mass.; Mrs. E. S. Orr of Hinton, Iowa; Mrs. H. P. Shedd, Mrs. C. E. White, John Pendleton, Sam Pendleton, Mrs. Arthur Shedd, all of Cherokee and vicinity. Three, Samuel, Edith and Isabel, died in infancy and Bell at the age of 32.
Mr. Pendleton had for some time been subject of sudden attacks of pain but generally appeared to be in fair health for a man of his age. He was a familiar figure on the streets and always genial and in good spirits. He was downtown the day before his death. He was not well Wednesday. In the evening he felt an attack coming on and when his wife returned from summoning assistance, she found his just gasping his last breath.
Source: Cherokee Republican, (Cherokee, IA) Thursday, October 7, 1909, pg 1
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