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Robert R. Moyers


Posted By: Diane Shough (email)
Date: 3/28/2021 at 10:24:22

“Robert R. Moyers, son of Abraham and Polly Miller Moyers, was born March 22, 1830, near Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He departed his life at his home near Weldon, Iowa, November 6, 1920, age 90 years, 7 months and 4 days. In 1854 Mr. Moyers came with his widowed mother to Clarke county, and entered the land on which he lived until the time of his death. He was the youngest and last of a family of four brothers and seven sisters to pass on to the life beyond. On December 26, 18650, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth H. Myers. To this union were born one son, Armandus, and three daughters, Effie J. Horner, Arline and Edith Hadley, of Oskaloosa. The son and one daughter, Effie, have passed on before. His wife died October 10, 1889, since which time his daughter Arline has kept his home. Besides the daughters, he leaves to mourn his loss, two sons-in-law, two grandsons, one grand-daughter and great grand-daughter, and numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Moyers was never happier than when surrounded by his family. This pleasure was enjoyed by him during the last days of his illness and all were present at the time of his death. A nephew Frank P. Moyers of Downing, Mo., came for the funeral services. Mr. Moyer’s home was opened at different times to orphan children, who came into the home, receiving equally, with the daughters of the family. In the passing of this pioneer, the children have been bereft of a kind, loving and indulgent father, and the community a sincere friend. One of his chief characteristics was honesty in all dealings and a genial personality. His friends were legion and his death will bring sorrow to great numbers who had known him so long and held him in such high esteem. When a young man, Mr. Moyer was a carpenter, and helped build the old flour mill, at Garden Grove, also many of the dwellings for the early settlers in the surrounding community. Mr. Moyer was very much interested in the late election, expressing a wish that he might be able to vote. An application was sent in and a ballot secured, which he conscientiously voted as he believed for the men who would best serve the people. Signing his name, for the last time, to the affidavit accompanying the ballot. About the fifth of October, he was taken with pneumonia, from which he did not fully recover, when he had a relapse. He bore his suffering, which was so severe, with the greatest patience. Always thoughtful for those who cared for him. A few hours before his death, he said he would like to stay longer with his family, but said he could not, he would have to go, and with eyes closed, he said he was just waiting, waiting, waiting. The next day he was taken with the third hemorrhage and passed away. His mind was clear to the last. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Friends church conducted by the Pastor, Mrs. Bessie F. Collins, after which he was laid to rest by his wife in Smyrna Friends Cemetery.” (The Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, 25 November 1920, pg. 4.)


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