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Cumley, Jacob died 1886


Posted By: J. Kohl
Date: 3/18/2008 at 17:49:04

Died at North McGregor, April 26th, 1886, of heart disease, Jacob Cumley, aged 62 years, 6 months and 12 days.

Mr. Cumley's early years to manhood were passed with his parents in Green County, PA. In 1843 he married Miss Mason Ingmen (submitter note: her correct name is Massie Inghram), by whom he had three children, Mrs. Tamar Kohls, residing at Garnavillo, IA; Mrs. Alcinda Johnson, at Logan, Kansas and Benjamin C. at Tower City, Minn. In 1850 Mr. Cumley, with his family, accompanied by a brother, emigrated to Monroe, Wis. At the outbreak of the war he was one of the first to respond to his country's call, and at the close of the conflict came home carrying upon his person the indelible impress of war.

In 1866 he came to Iowa, where the wife of his youth died in 1868. In 1870 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Martha L. Burgess, who survives him. Mr. Cumley was a man of positive character, firm in conviction, social in habits, enjoying his home, industrious and never shrank from the severe, physical exertions required to follow his trade, although of an athletic results of an army life had in recent years impaired his health and to his friends he frequently complained of rheumatic pain in the region of his heart which culminated in a sudden and unexpected death.

The funeral services took place at the family residence, Wednesday, April 26th, at 10 a.m., under the auspices of the Philip W. Plummer, Post No. 137 G. A. R. of Prairie du Chien, Wis., of which he was a member, assisted by the Harvey Dix Post, No. 371 of McGregor. A brief sermon and prayer was given by the Rev. Mabry, and singing by a volunteer choir, the casket was then borne to Oakland cemetery by the veterans, Mr. Cumley, having in life, requested that he be laid to his final rest by his comrades.

On behalf of the bereaved wife and family we offer their most grateful acknowledgements to their neighbors and friends for their kind offerings during their affliction.
North Iowa Times, April 28, 1886

Note added by Clayton co. IAGenWeb coordinator:
Oakland cemetery, McGregor, is now known as Pleasant Grove cemetery.


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