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Horace G. Coleman, 1854 - 1924


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/4/2009 at 13:59:34


Three Worthy Men Are Called to Their Reward


H. G. Coleman, W. J. Weir and Melvin Rewey came Here In Very Early Days

Horace G. Coleman was born in La Salle county, Illinois, Sept. 14, 1854. He was the second child in a family of eleven children of Charles W. Coleman and Emily Miller Coleman. His early life was spent in La Salle and Bureau counties, Illinois. His education was acquired in the district schools. On October 6, 1875, he was married to Emina Hewitt. They immediately settled in Bureau county and continued there for eight years. In 1883 they moved to Glidden, Iowa where they followed farming for fifteen years. In 1898 they moved to a farm near Estherville, Iowa where they continued to reside until they retired from farming and settled in Estherville in 1915.

Their family consisted of two children, one of whom died in infancy, the other, Roy Adelbert Coleman, resides on a farm near Terril, with whom they have spent much of their time since retiring.

While living at Glidden Mr. Coleman joined the United Brethren church of which he continued a membership until his death. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. During his latter days he frequently conversed on religious subjects and expressed his confidence towards the future.

About a year ago he suffered an attack of pneumonia. His recovery was slow and he had not been strong since that illness. About two months ago he was taken with acute pains and suffered greatly till his death on Friday morning, March 21, at the age of seventy years.

In addition to his wife and son there survive him eight brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Strine of Wheeler, S. D.; Mrs. Sarah Van Ormer of Geddes, S. D., Jerome Coleman and Mrs. Ida Lathrop of Glidden, Iowa; Mrs. Hattie Hite of Estherville; Mrs. Julia Caskey of La Salle, Illinois, and Mrs. Malissa Pitman of Manlius, Ill. There are also two grandchildren and a number of relatives.

"We are poorer today because the cemetery has been made dearer and heaven has been made richer. We mourn our loss and cherish as a priceless treasure the memory of our departed love on."

The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church in this city. The pastor was assisted by the Rev. A. H. Howe of this Terril. Interment took place in Oak Hill cemetery.

Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 26. 1924.


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