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Feay, Joseph E. 1835-1916


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/8/2016 at 19:03:23

Joseph E. Feay was born in Fayette county, Pa., June 14th, 1835, and died Tuesday morning, June 20th, 1916, at the age of 81 years and 6 days.

In the year 1850 he came to Iowa and has lived in Clayton county, with the exception of about two years spent in Kansas, for sixty-six years. In the communities were he has resided he was known as an industrious, intelligent and upright citizen, full of faith and of good works.

On January 1st, 1865, he was married to Alestine M. Treumain and for over fifty-one years have affectionately cared for each other.

Through the sunshine and shadows, prosperity and adversity of their home life, they were as one, never murmuring or complaining and all who know them realized they were as one in faith, hope and love. To this union of hearts was born one son, who died in infancy.

Those who mourn his death are the following: His wife, Celiestine M. Feay; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Gertie Rasmussen, of Montrose, S.D.; three sisters, Villa Davidson, of Watertown, S.D.; Susan Pixler and Elizabeth Brooks, of Cherokee, Iowa; several nephews and nieces, all of whom we commend to the God of all comfort and grace.

Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Roberts, of the Presbyterian Church, had charge of the services and spoke very briefly from the text Numbers 23:10 - "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my latter end be like his." In speaking of the life of the deceased, his pastor summed it all up in one sentence, "His long life was good, but his good life was better." Two hymns were sweetly rendered by a ladies' quartet. Interment was at Cox Creek.

~Register & Argus, June 29, 1916

Note: he is buried with his son Valentine, age 17 days, in the Ross cemetery, Cox Creek. His wife died in S. Dak. and is likely buried there.


Additional items, same issue of the paper, Volga City news column:

-Mr. and Mrs. Faye, of Postville, were here Wednesday to attend the funeral of Joseph Faye.

-A.A. Chapman, better known as Ard., and Victor Dows, of Greeley, were Volga City visitors, being present at the funeral of Joseph Faye.

-Mrs. Maxwell, a former Volga City resident, has been a guest at the Faye home.


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