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Gilbert, Charles died 1907


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/9/2019 at 11:19:12

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1907.

At the family home in Elkader at 10:00 o'clock Monday evening, Jan. 14th, after about two weeks illness with pneumonia, Charles Gilbert, one of our oldest residents, passed away to the great beyond.

Chas. Gilbert was born in Pomfert, Vermont, and would have been 88 years old had he lived to the 26th of this month. He was married to Betsey Benson in 1847 and they came to Clayton county, Iowa, in 1867. They made their home for a year at Elkader and then moved to a farm near Strawberry Point where they lived four years after which they returned to Elkader and Mr. Gilbert has resided here ever since. Two daughters were born to them, Miss Clara, of Elkader, and Mrs. Belle Simmons, of Strawberry Point. Mrs. Gilbert died in August, 1901.

Mr. Gilbert was a carpenter and worked until old age and failing eye sight prevented. He was a respected citizen, a good neighbor and a beloved parent.

The funeral services were held at the house at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, a minister from Strawberry Point conducting the services. Afterwards Mr. Gilbert was taken to Strawberry Point where his remains were deposited beside those of his wife.


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