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Drips, Thomas G. 1820-1868


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/4/2014 at 18:23:15

Death of an Old Citizen

Capt. Thos. G. Drips, one of the old settlers of Clayton County, and once Sheriff and holding other offices at different times in this County, died at Clayton on Sunday morning past. He was carrying two pails of water for his mules and after carrying them for a short distance set them down to rest himself, when all at once he dropped down dead. Heart disease is suppose to be the cause of his sudden death. Capt. Drips', death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. Wen we get further particulars we shall have more [illegible] of Mr. Drips.

~Clayton County Journal, December 30, 1868


The Late Capt. Drips

The last No. of the 'North Iowa Times' gives the following additional account of the death of Capt. Thos. G. Drips, of Clayton, in this county:

"He ate breakfast as usual with his family and went to the river for water for his team. Being gone longer than usual, he was looked for, and found dead, reclining against a board pile near the river. He had filled the bucket and sat down to recover from the dizziness which overcomes persons afflicted with epileptic affections or heart disease, but, alas he was unable to rise. His life was insured for $2,000.

~Clayton County Journal, January 6, 1869

~Notes: Refer to the obit of his wife Ann (Bull) Drips for more family details. He & Ann are buried in Eastside cemetery, Elkader.

Ann (Bull) Drips Obituary

Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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