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Hugh Gorwood McTavish 1893-1966


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/13/2010 at 00:13:49

Death at 73 for McTavish
Hugh McTavish, 73, died yesterday at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital. Death was attributed to cardio vascular disease. He had been ill for six months.

Hugh Gorwood McTavish was born Sept. 30, 1893, at Chapel Hill Farm, Coggin, the son of William Duncan McTavish and Mary Henderson McTavish.

He received his education in Coggin schools, and graduated from Iowa State College with a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry.

May 30, 1918, he was married to Florence Elser at Des Moines.

Mr. McTavish served with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. After returning from France, he operated Chapel Hill farm in Linn County.

In 1929 he took a position with the Collins Farm Co. at Cedar Rapids, and in 1930 he came to Estherville to represent it.

Mr. McTavish was appointed secretary-treasurer of the Estherville Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1930 and was its managing officer until 1961. Since 1961 he has served as vice president of the Association.

He also managed an active general insurance agency for many years.

A former member of the Estherville City Council, Mr. McTavish belonged to the Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and served on the vestry for many years.

Mr. McTavish is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. W. (Mary Catherine) Robinson of Estherville and Mrs. Alan E. (Janet) Hiley of Wilmington, Del.; and one son, John E. McTavish of Edina, Minn.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Alan and Ann Robinson, Brian and Janet Ann Hiley, and Catherine, Hugh II, and Martha McTavish, and one brother, W. D. McTavish of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his wife, and one infant son, Hugh G. McTavish Jr.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Masonic services are scheduled Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Reese-Henry Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday and until 9 a.m. Monday.

A memorial has been established.

Pallbearers are Jack Kint, R. S. Grimm, Robert Hammond, Roy Stroud, Lee Barnes, and Dr. E. K. Vaubel.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Cox, F. E. Rosendahl, Earl Bagen, Loren Moklestad, Chester Pierson, Jean Wiegman, W. T. Berg, Walter Hammer, Guy Tibbets, Lloyd Stockdale, Jno. E. Greig, Leo Fitzgibbons, and Dr. William Bois. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 31, 1966)


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