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Jewett, Morris 1843-1917


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/16/2014 at 01:28:21

Morris Jewett, son of Joseph and Harriet Jewett, was born August 9th, 1843, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and died at Strawberry Point, Iowa, March 26th, 1917. He was the fifth child of a family of eight children, two of whom are still living, one sister, Mrs. Laura Allen, of this place, and one brother, Elias Jewett, of Quasqueton, Iowa.

In the fall of 1854 he came west with his parents and settled on a farm a mile north of Strawberry Point. Just previous to the Civil War he was married to Miss Maggie Garreston. To this union two children were born, Hattie, dying in infancy, and Mrs. Eva Engstrom, now lying at La Grange, Ind.

In 1864 he enlisted in Co. D, 21st Iowa Infantry, and served until the end of the war.

In June, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Haskins. To them three children were born, William, now at home; Elmer, of Independence, who is county superintendent of Buchanan County; and James, who passed away June 14th, 1897.

Funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C.J. Rose officiating. Interment took place in our local cemetery.

He is gone! His life's work was done and well done. He has filled the various relations of life, as son, husband, father, brother and friend and filled them well, and weary of waiting he lay down to rest to awaken in the morning light of a fairer land. Not for him be our tears, rather let us crown his grave with garlands. Few of us will live as long or as well, and fewer yet will the Angel of Death greet with such a loving touch.

Honest, industrious, frugal, yet generous, he was one of the type of splendid people who have helped make America what it is today, the land of opportunity and progress. He will be greatly missed.

The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.

~Elkader Register & Argus, March 29, 1917 (Strawberry Point column)


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