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Lord, Charles 1810-1894


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/26/2018 at 12:45:20

Died. At the residence of his son-in-law Daniel J. Dull, in Monona February 10th, 1894, Mr. Charles Lord, aged 83 years, 2 months and 2 days.

Deceased was born in Norwich, Vermont, December 19, 1810. He was educated in the common schools and was brought up under the best of influences.

In 1838 he enlisted in the regular army serving for three years. While in the service he came west to Fort Atkinson, obtaining a view of the then comparatively new and unsettled country and at the conclusion of his military service he came west and settled at Garnavillo, where he resided for some time; thence to Monona township where he has since lived. This winter Mr. and Mrs. Lord came to reside with their son in-law, D.J. Dull and here they received the most kindly attention.

Mr. Lord was a member of the M.E. church [illegible] member of that denomination for 41 [or 44] years.

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Boles, who now lies upon a bed of sickness nigh unto death, and with whom he spent a happy and contented life. He was the father of three children, one of whom, a daughter together with his wife survive him.

No particular disease seemed to affect him in his short illness; the life span had been run; the once strong frame refused to longer bare up under the strain and with the breaking down from exhaustion the life-spark went out in a most happy manner. It is said this death was most beautiful to witness. All along his last hours he was happy, fully prepared for the end he knew was so close at hand. He calmly passed away, his soul God.

A good man, an honest upright man, a thorough christian, has gone out from among us. The grave contains the body; his good deeds will live on after him, examples which the living may emulate and profit by.

The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Methodist church, Rev. Smith officiating.

~Monona Leader, February 15, 1894

Note: Burial is in the Monona City cemetery


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