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Oscar E. Neville 1843-1929


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/14/2010 at 23:31:22

Mr. Neville, 85, Dies;
Funeral Held Saturday

Oscar Neville died Thursday [May 31, 1929] at the age of 85. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home, A. Follet, Christian Science reader, in charge. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Neville was born Aug. 10, 1843, near Sullivan, Ill. When a young man he moved near Osage, Ia. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Mary Felkey. In 1882 the family moved to Estherville. About 30 years ago Mr. Neville retired from farming.

While in Estherville Mr. Neville was in partnership with Lawrence Peterson, first in a lumber yard and later in a grocery store. Later he engaged in the implement business partnership with Jack Wilson.

Besides is widow, Mr. Neville is survived by three daughters, Mrs. K. V. Turner and Mrs. L. Lough, and Mrs. Gail Morse of Estherville, and one son, Robert of Los Angeles, Cal. Ernest, a son, preceded him in death five years ago and George, another son, died 27 years ago. Mr. Neville was an active member of the Christian Science church here. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, June 6, 1929)

Early Settler Here Called to Final Reward
O.E. Neville Moved to Estherville in 1882 Merchant Many Years

O. Neville, one of the early settlers and merchants of Estherville, passed away at his home on the morning of Decoration day after a short illness. Mr. Neville was nearly 86 years old and had always enjoyed the best of health. He retained his mental alertness to a remarkable degree up to his last hours.

Mr. Neville was born on August 10, 1843, near Sullivan, Ill. As a young man he came with his parents to Floyd county, Iowa, near Osage. Here he was married on Dec. 24, 1871 to Miss Mary Felkey. In 1882 they moved to Estherville which had remained their home since that time. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Neville. Two sons, George and Ernie have preceded their father in death. Three daughters, Mrs. L. Lough, Mrs. G. H. Morse and Mrs. K. V. Turner of Estherville and one son Robert of Los Angeles and the wife survive.

Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday afternoon and interment made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Neville was one of the progressive merchants of this city for many years. At different times he managed a grocery store, a furniture store, meat market, lumber yard and harness shop. He was ever active in the affairs of the city and community. His home life was exemplary. He was devoted to his wife and children, providing carefully for them in all possible ways. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, June 5, 1929)


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