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Dunsmoor, Frederick M. 1855-1928


Posted By: Judy Moyna (email)
Date: 4/24/2011 at 23:35:04

Frederick Melvin Dunsmoor son of Thomas and Nancy L. Dunsmoor was born May 26, 1855 on his fatherís farm near County Corners, Iowa where he grew to manhood and died April 14, 1928 at his home in Strawberry Point Iowa, aged 72 years, 10 months and 19 days, after an illness of over one year.

On Jan. 23, 1876 he was married to Harriet L. Sargent. To this union was born nine children, five daughters now living are Mrs. Ida Gruman of Lamont, Mrs. Grace Smith and Mrs. Bertha Dunsmoor of County Corners, Iowa Mrs. Louise Wells of Cedar Rapids Mrs. Mable Rogers of LaCrosse, Wis., Lillyette died in infancy, Jesse died at the age of one year, Thomas died at the age of six months and Fred LeRoy grew to manhood and was killed while in the service in the World War at Mouzay, France.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, five daughters and fifteen grandchildren. Besides these he leaves two brothers Charles H. of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, James P. of Strawberry Point and one sister Mrs. Mary E. Hines of Strawberry Point.

The deceased was reared by sturdy pioneer parents whose early training fitted him for the responsibilities he was later to meet. In November 1876 he moved to Kansas and about two years later he returned to Iowa and purchased a part of the old homestead from his father where he resided for several years. Thirty-eight years ago he came to Strawberry Point and for many years was in the employ of the city as city marshal and engineer of the waterworks. On April 10, 1891 he joined the Modern Woodman of which order he has since been a faithful and worthy member.

One of the memorable events of his life in which he took great pleasure was the celebrating of his golden wedding. His outstanding trait of character was honesty. To those nearest and dearest to him will ever come the memory of true and loving heart.

During his suffering he wanted the private Christian service of sacred song and prayer. He labored through life for the well-being of his family. Through the long days and nights of endless suffering he was attended by his faithful and devoted wife who sacrificed herself that he might receive comfort. The daughters too, were ever ready to respond to any call when need demanded. He was a man of unpretentious nature. For him his life was all he could consistently make it. Fred to you belongs Well done good and faithful servant, enter now into the joys of thy Lord. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Elwick.

~The Clayton County Register, Elkader, Iowa, Thursday, April 19, 1928, p 3.


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