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Sargent, Chauncey H. 1850-1888


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 11/9/2010 at 20:19:14

Death of C. H. Sargent

On Thursday afternoon of last week occurred the death of Chauncey Hervey Sargent, of this place, of pneumonia, complicated by uremia.

Mr. Sargent was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sargent, who now resides at Strawberry Point. He was born in Genesee County, New York, September 11th, 1850, and was consequently in his 38th year at the time of his death. When he was but two years old his parents moved to Illinois, and in 1856 they came to Iowa, locating at Strawberry Point, where the deceased was reared to manhood. In 1875 he commenced learning the dental business, and one year later he was married to Miss Jennie Wurtz who with three children, two boys and a daughter, survive him. After the marriage they located at Manchester, and afterwards to Volga City, at which latter place they resided for seven years. While residing at Volga Mr. Sargent was obliged to have one leg amputated on account of disease, and since that time has not had a robust constitution. In 1886 they removed to Elkader, where they have since resided. Some two weeks ago, Mr. Sargent was taken sick but was in a fair way to recovery when complication set in and ended his life just as he had reached the age when life is most enjoyable.

Mr. Sargent was a quiet unassuming man, who attended strictly to his own business, and had many friends throughout Clayton County who will mourn his death. He was a member of Volga lodge, No. 144; A. O. U. W. The funeral took place on Saturday his remains being taken to Strawberry Point for burial. Before leaving Elkader short services were held at the family residence by Rev. L. S. Cooley, and the funeral cortege was escorted out of town by the members of local lodges, A. O. U. W. Another good man gone to the life beyond the grave.

Card of Thanks
Mrs. C. H. Sargent desires us to return her heartfelt thanks to the members of the A.O. U. W., and to all kind friends and neighbors who assisted her during the last-sickness and at the death of her husband.


The following preamble and resolutions were adopted by Volga City lodge, No. 144, A.O.U. W., May 30th, 1888, respecting the death of Bro. C. H. Sargent:

WHEREAS, Death has entered the portals of our order, and snatched from our lodge our beloved brother, and
WHEREAS, this disposition of Divine Providence admonishes us of the uncertainty of all earthly things and that in the midst of life we are in death, therefore,

Resolved, that in the death of Bro. Chancy H. Sargent, we have been admonished of the ultimate fate of man, and recalls us to the fraternal obligations and sympathies enjoined upon us.

Resolved, that in the death of Bro. Sargent the order has lost a good man, our lodge a worthly and faithful member, the wife an affectionate husband, the children a kind and indulgent father, the relatives a worthy son and brother, the people a useful and honorable citizen.

Resolved, that we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family and relatives of the deceased. May they all put their trust in that being who can sooth every sorrowing heart and has promised to be a protector to the widow and the fatherless.

Resolved, that the above preamble and resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and a copy furnished the ELKADER REGISTER for publication.



Geo. McCANN,

W. A. P.

•The obituary of Chauncey H. Sargent was originally published in the Elkader Weekly Register Vol. 11 Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, Thursday Morning, May 17, 1888 [issue] No. 22. While the preamble and resolution of the A. O. U. W. lodge, No. 144, Volga City was published in the Elkader Weekly Register , Vol. 11 Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, Thursday Morning, June 14, 1888 [issue] No. 26. A copy of each article was found on microfilm (Elkader, IA Register Jan 7, 1886 thru Sept 20, 1888) at the Iowa State Historical Society in Iowa City.

•Information contributed by Terry Sargent, the grandnephew of Chauncey H. Sargent.


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