Isaac N. Salyers 1861-1948
SALYERS, LEAKE, LEAKS, PERKINS
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/10/2012 at 23:43:47
I.N. Salyers Dies Following Two Years’ Illness
I.N. Salyers, another pioneer resident, passed away at his home on First Ave. So. at 9:18 P.M. on Sunday. He has been confined to his bed for the past two years. He had a stroke at that time and he never fully recovered.
Mr. Salyers came to Estherville in 1895. He became a contractor known all over the northwest part of the state. He erected many business blocks in the city. He built many brick school buildings all over northwest Iowa. He was a master mechanic. He could do any kind of work about the buildings he erected.
Mr. Salyers was born in Kahoka, Mo. on February 28, 1861. He spent his early life there. Before coming here he resided in Mystic and Centerville. He was united in marriage to Laura N. Leaks [Leake] of Keokuk. The young couple came to Estherville after their marriage in a covered wagon. He was not here long before he began taking smaller contracts and as the city grew he grew with it and was soon building our larger buildings.
He is survived by his widow and four sons: Clyde of Minneapolis, Paul of Boone, Maurice and Lewis of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Perkins of Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. from the home and 3:30 from the Church of Christ which he helped organize here. The Rev. Gordon W. Hagberg officiated. Interment was in the East Side cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, June 3, 1948)
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