Kellogg, William H. 1861-1930
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Date: 9/7/2018 at 16:19:28
William H. Kellogg, son of William F. and Mary Jane Kellogg, was born in Clayton County, Iowa, May 27, 1861, and died at his home in Mederville, Iowa, January 10, 1930, at the age of 68 years 7 months and 14 days. He spent his entire life in this county and in the same community.
On May 11, 1887, he was united in marriage to Rose Scott. To this union were born five sons, Ernest L., Ralph O., Milton M., Francis E., and Raymond C.
Francis E. preceded him in death having died December 16, 1918, in France in the service of his country. This was a great shock to Mr. Kellogg, as he took great pride in his home and family.
Seven grandchildren survive him, also one brother, Albert, who is in very poor health. One brother, Alfred, and one sister, Belle, preceded him in death.
Mr. Kellogg was a man of very cheerful disposition and good habits, and was admired and respected by everyone who knew him. He was especially fond of children and spent many hours in the company of those in his community.
He worked very hard in his younger days, having cleared all of his own land to provide home and living for his family. He always had a smile and kindly word for everyone, and was ever ready to help others.
Although he did not live near enough to a church to attend regularly, he was greatly interested in the Bible and was a firm believer in the Lord.
He had been ailing somewhat during the last few years of his life with dropsy and heart trouble, and for the past four weeks has been confined to the house. The end came quiet suddenly on Friday, January 10, at 2:30 o'clock.
Funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends who gathered to pay their last tribute of love and respect for the deceased, in the Methodist church at Strawberry Point, on Monday afternoon, January 13, by the pastor, the Rev. Thos. J. Ewick. The earthly remains were laid to rest in the Strawberry Point cemetery.
~Clayton County Register, Thursday, January 23, 1930
Note: The same paper & issue, in the Cox Creek column, published another obit. Essentially the same as that above, it contains the following additional information:
- names his deceased sister as Mrs. Belle Scott, who "died a number of years ago."
- describes his work: "changed a large tract of timber land into a prosperous farm."
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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