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Scrogum, George Edward 1872-1925


Posted By: Chuck Runneberg (email)
Date: 5/22/2007 at 15:39:45

North Ia Times May 1925

Mr. George Edward Scrogum was born in North McGregor, Iowa, November 26, 1872, and died at his home in Marquette, Iowa, Monday morning, May 25th, 1925. Aged 53 years and 6 months.

He attended the North McGregor public schools and spent his entire life in this vicinity. On January 15, 1902 he was united in marriage with Miss Julia Ann Quinn at Praire du Chien, Wis..

Three children were born to this union, Jessie, Norman, and Mrs Wilbur Heaton of Dubuque. Last November he was taken seriously ill with rheumatism and heart trouble and for weeks his life was despaired of, however, he made a hard fight and in April he was able to be out and attend to his duties as city marshall and street commissioner, but only for a few weeks. He went to LaCrosse for medical treatment and everything was done that possibly could be, but upon his return he gradually grew worse until the end came.

It was remarkable how patiently he bore his sufferings and never once uttered complaint.

George was a true friend to everyone and his friendly greetings will be sadly missed by all.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, daughters, Mrs Wilbur Heaton, and Jessie, son Norman, his aged mother, Mrs Charlotte Scrogum, two brothers Charles and John, four sisters, Mrs. H. A. Schurtzman, Mrs. Fred Ross, Mrs. C. A. Johnson, Mrs. M. E. Grady and two grandchildren, Kenneth and Robert John Heaton of Dubuque.

The funeral services were held at St Mary's church, McGregor, Wednesday at 9:30 A. M.. Rev. J. J. Horsfield preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Pleasent Grove cemetery beside his father and brother William who preceded him in death many years ago.

The casket bearers were: Messrs. Paul Dunn, James Sloan, Thomas Powers, Percy Cleveland, Gordon Krohn, and Tim O'Leary. The out-of-town attendants were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Heaton and sons Kenneth and Robert John of Dubuque, Mrs. J. Bouer of Dubuque, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross and son, John Robert of Oelwein, Prof. R. E. Lee and wife of Belle Plain, Mrs. J. Quinn and son Martin and Mr. James Champion of Bridgeport, Wis.

Card Of Thanks

We Wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother, and also for the beautiful floral offerings.






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