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Lewis B. Hungerford, 1837-1918


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Date: 6/30/2013 at 19:42:08

The Sioux City [Iowa] Daily Tribune
February 26, 1918
page 11 column 5


Lewis B. Hungerford Once Offerred Sioux City Block For His Ox Team

Funeral services for Lewis B. Hungerford, Plymouth county pioneer, who once had an opportunity to obtain the half block opposite the Chicago house at Fourth and Jones streets for a team of oxen which he owned, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. L. Ward, 1308 Douglas street. Burial will be in Logan park cemetery.

Mr. Hungerford, who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, of senility, came to northwestern Iowa in 1855, when land was sold for practically nothing. Once Mr. Hungerford traded a 160-acre farm near Sergeant Bluff for a team of oxen and a barrel of salt.

Born in Washington, Ill., on December 12, 1837, Mr. Hungerford came west when 17 years old to make his home with his uncle, Styles Hungerford. His uncle then lived near James, Ia.

During the civil war Mr. Hungerford enlisted in Company L, Seventh Iowa cavalry, and helped to quell Indian uprisings near Cherokee and Spirit Lake and accompanied the expedition to the Black Hills to fight Indians who were troubling the pioneers.

Mr. Hungerford tilled a farm in the Perry creek valley for 40 years, retiring a short time ago because of old age.

Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters and five sons. They are Mahlon Hungerford, of Waterbury, Neb.; Mrs. Ward of Sioux City; A. P. Hungerford, of Seibert, Colo.; Mrs. Helen Hallenberg, of Mendota, Ill.; Mrs. Cora Butler, of Hinton, Ia.; W. L. Hungerford, of Stuart, Neb., and Mrs. Jeanette Bruford, of Sioux City. Nineteen grandchildren and three great grand children also survive.


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