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Treadwell, Abram 1832-1915


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/25/2014 at 12:57:04

Posted on behalf of Carl Ingwalson, who is doing extensive research on the soldiers of the 21st IA Infantry. Refer to the Military Index on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site for more of Carl's records on the 21st.


The funeral of Abram Treadwell who passed away at his home in this city last Tuesday was held Friday P.M and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Short services were held at the Treadwell home at 1:30,followed by services at the Congregational Church, the local G.A.R.'s having charge of the last sad rites of their departed comrade.

The pall-bearers were A. T. Little, C. H. Boynton, C. H. True, Myron Knight, C. S. Maxson and J. M Hicks. The latter three are Civil War veterans and belonged to Mr. Treadwell's company and regiment.

Rev. VanSwearingen, of Mitchell, Iowa, delivered the funeral sermon, taking his text Ist Cor. 15:20- 'But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruit of them that slept'. He spoke of the high esteem in which Mr. Treadwell was held by all who knew him, in the following well-chosen words: "For more than half a century he has gone in and out among you as associate, neighbor, and friend. You have had every opportunity to test his honesty, and integrity as a man. My words are only to remind you of what you know. As a friend, he was a true one. As a husband and father, he was affectionate and kind. In his counsel and instruction to his children he reached the high ground of a Christian character. One lesson they have never forgotten, 'Always draw your furrows straight and keep our corners square'. This instruction is a plain index to his own high ideals of manhood In his citizenship, his service to his country in her need, is no more praiseworthy than his duty to the state in times of peace. He was always friendly and companionable and very considerate of the feelings and views of others. Above all he was always a gentleman, which speaks volumes for the integrity of any man." His closing remarks were words of sympathy and encouragement to the bereaved ones who are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father.

The old soldiers attending his funeral were C. H. Maxon, of Edgewood, J. M. Hicks, of Arlington, Mr. Barret, of Garber, A. C. Carter, of Manchester, and Myron Knight, A. T. Little, Geo. Pfraenger, Net Roberts, Rev. Bailey, Herman Marquardt, Ben Gaylord, of this city. Those from a distance who attended were Mr. George Peterson, of Rockford, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Carter, Mrs. John Milner, Mr. Wm. Giles and Mrs. Eva Appleby, of Manchester, Mrs. Alvin Elliot, Mr.Ulysses Elliott, C. S. Maxson, and C. H. True, of Edgewood, J. M. Hicks, of Arlington, Mrs. S. A. Martin of Turkey River, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Gager, of Olwein and Mr. Barret, of Garber, Iowa.


Notes: 1882 biography gives DOB 09/18/1832. He died 01/09/1915.

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