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Arthur D. Stanhope 1872-1905


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/26/2010 at 20:05:39

A.D. Stanhope Dead
Dies Suddenly at His Home on the West Side Saturday Morning
Arthur D. Stanhope died very suddenly at his home on the west side Saturday morning at 10:30. Although afflicted for the past year with a disease diabetes, that had been diagnosed as incurable by some of the best physicians, he had been able to be up and around and attend to his work until Thursday forenoon when he complained of having taken an awful cold, brought on from meeting with an accident the day previous while fording School Section Creek with his horse and buggy. The harness broke and he was compelled to alight from the buggy in about four feet of water. He felt a chill almost instantly and this brought on congestion of the lungs of which he died Saturday morning.

Deceased was born at Walker, Iowa, June 19, 1872, and came to Estherville in 1891 and engaged in the mercantile business with his brother, E. I. Stanhope, and remained here until 1899 when he moved to Milford and engaged in the milling business.. He remained there two years and then moved onto a farm near Ottosen, remaining there until one year ago when he came back to Estherville to reside and since that time had charge of the local business for the Standard Oil Company. On January 31, 1894, he was married to Mary Tibbets, daughter of the late Mrs. R. B. Caldwell, of this city, and to this union three children were born, Gladys, ten years old, Maud, five years, and Clifford, four years old, all of whom survive him. He was an industrious and honorable citizen, kind to his family and generous with his friends and his sudden demise is mourned by all in this community.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. I Stanhope, of this city, and besides his family and father and mother, two brothers, E. I. Stanhope at Ceylon, Minn., Warren Stanhope, of Des Moines, Iowa, and three sisters, Mrs. George Poland, residing in South Dakota, Mrs. G. E. Farrell, of Gray, Ia., and Mrs. E. G. Ford, of Cedar Falls, are left to mourn his untimely death.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the family home on the west side and the services were in charge of Rev. John Sutton, pastor of the Free Methodist church. The remains were interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The pall bearers were F. H. Graaf, L. C. Doolittle, Joseph Keenan, G. H. Morse, L. H. Scharfenberg and James S. Cox. (The Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, July 26, 1905)


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