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Osborne, Thomas H. 1865-1949

OSBORNE, REINHARDT, BAUMAN, GUYER, STURM, COCHRAN

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/23/2014 at 09:17:03

Oelwein Daily Register, Tuesday, 13 Sept. 1949.

Elkader- Thomas Osborne, 84, a pioneer resident of Clayton county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Reinhardt, here last night. He had been in failing health for some time.

Funeral services have been tentatively set for Wednesday at the Witt Funeral Chapel.

Osborne was born and raised and lived his entire life on the Osborne farm, five miles south of here. The town was named after his father, Thomas Osborne, Sr., and the town was formerly part of the Osborne farm.

He was married in 1898 to Carrie Bauman, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bauman, one of the founders of the Communia Colony, about eight miles south of Elkader. She died in 1939.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Henry Reinhardt, Elkader, Florence, Runnells, Ia., and Alice, who lived on the Osborne farm, and a son, Earl, Moline, Ill.

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Added by Reid on 8/30/2017:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 15 Sept. 1949.

Funeral services for Thomas H. Osborne were held at the Witt funeral chapel at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Paul Kitterer and David Heisey officiated. Burial was in the Mederville cemetery.

Mr. Osborne died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Reinhardt, in Elkader Monday, Sept. 12. He had been confined to his bed since the latter part of July.

He had reached the age of 84 years and 26 days.

Thomas Herman Osborne, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Osborne, was born Aug. 16, 1865, near Giard. Shortly after his birth his parents moved to the farm near Osborne, where he received his education in the rural school near his home. His entire life was spent farming.

On Feb. 8, 1899, he was married to Caroline Bauman at Elkport. She preceded him in death in 1939.

He is survived by three daughters and a son, namely; Florence Osborne, Runnells, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Reinhardt, Elkader; Mrs. Alice Guyer, Osborne; and Earl Osborne, Moline, Ill. Two sisters, Mrs. Susan Sturm, Guttenberg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran, Tacoma, Wash., and two grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Miles Scott, Geo. Behn, Adolph Elvers, Clarence Sturm, Christ Schrampfer, and Ben Casey.

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