Dalton, Fred K. died 1928
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/29/2020 at 22:34:26
Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Nov. 1928. Strawberry Point columns.
Last Saturday morning word came from Independence Peoples Hospital that our mayor, F. K. Dalton, had passed away. Friends would go over every day to see him and brought back word he was improved and hoped to be home soon until last Friday he grew worse and passed away Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. The remains were brought here to the Franklin Undertakers Parlors. His parents were early settlers here and settled on what is now known as the Ray Wheeler farm south east of town. Fred was born at this place and graduated from the local high school. His mother died Sept. 28, 1914, and his father Nov. 17, 1924, one sister, Lury, died at the age of three. Fred like his father just before his death was enabled to show his preferences in the Presidential Election by means of an absent vote which brought him much happiness. He had been sexton of the local cemetery for a number of years and always took pride in keeping it up. Many strangers have made the remark, "What beautiful cemetery Strawberry Point has." For two years he served on the council and last March he was elected Mayor. Probably no man took greater interest in lodge work than Fred. He was a member of the Masonic Order, M.W.A., I.O.O.F., K.P., Rebekah and Royal Neighbors and took an active part in each. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the M.E. church conducted by Rev. T. J. Elwick. He leaves a cousin at Ida Grove, an uncle in Missouri, besides a large circle of friends to mourn his death. Truly it can be said a good man has gone to his reward.
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