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Sargent, Emery H. SR 1823 -1905


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 10/31/2010 at 20:04:31

E. H. Sargent Sr. was born in Rutland, Vermont, March 20th, 1823. In 1840 he removed to Sidney, Province of Upper Canada. In 1842 he was united in marriage to Louisa M. Turner of that place. After a residence of about six years here, they removed to Batavia, Genesee County, New York. Two years later they came to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, and in the fall of 1856 moved to Iowa and settled on his farm near Strawberry Point. In 1886 they came to this city where he resided until his death.

Ten children were given to this union, four of whom have gone before him. On October 20th, 1896, he was called to mourn the loss of his wife, the companion of so many years. After a brief illness the end came peacefully Tuesday evening, April 18th, 1905, at the age of 82 years and 29 days. He leaves to mourn his loss one sister, Mrs. Martlett of Chicago; one brother, James Sargent, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also two daughters, Mrs. Harriet L. Dunsmoor of Strawberry Point, Mrs. Phoebe L. Dunsmoor of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and four sons, Ira H. of Jeffers, Minn.; Emery H. of this place; Allen J. of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ora P. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He passed his last days at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Dunsmoor of this city. The family will have the sympathy of many friends in their loss.

The funeral services were conducted at the house at 2 o’clock this afternoon by Rev. O. C. Depuy, and interment was made in the Strawberry Point Cemetery.



• The obituary of Emery Holden Sargent was originally published in The Mail-Press Vol. 32 Strawberry Point, Iowa, on Thursday, April 20, 1905, [issue] No. 9. And a copy of it was found on microfilm (The Mail Press Jan 7, 1904 – May 31, 1906) at the Iowa State Historical Society in Iowa City.

• Information contributed by Terry Sargent, the great grandson of Emery Holden Sargent.


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