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John Briggs Squier 1869-1950


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/24/2012 at 00:12:15

John B. Squier Dies
John B. Squier, longtime resident of Estherville, died this morning at about 9:30 in Holy Family hospital. He was born Mar 2, 1869 in Floyd county. He had been hospitalized for about two months. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Sternborg Funeral chapel with the Rev. Frielie E. Conaway officiating. Burial will be in East Side cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 20, 1950)

John Squier Lived in City for 38 Years
John Briggs Squier, son of Charles H. and Mary Bruce Squier, was born on March 2, 1869, near Charles City, in Floyd county, Iowa. In 1881 he moved with his parents to Cerro Gordo county where they resided for seven years, after which they moved to a farm near Rockford.

On Jan. 12, 1896, he was united in marriage to Maude V. Morris, at Pomeroy. To them were born three children: Mrs. Jessie Holtz of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Chester Hull of Gary, Ind., and Gail M. Squier of Los Angeles, Calif. Besides his children he leaves also seven grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Elisha, Will and Martin. His wife preceded him in death in 1922.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Squier lived on a farm in Dickinson county, and another near Rockford, Ia.,until 1912, when they moved to Estherville. Here Mr. Squier resided until the time of his death. During these years he served as janitor of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches, of the K.P. and the Odd Fellows lodges, and other organizations in the city.

In 1915 he was received into the membership of the Presbyterian church of Estherville.

He was a loyal and active member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Oddfellows and Rebecca lodges for many years.

He died on Sept. 20, 1950, at Holy Family hospital in Estherville following illness of more than a years, leaving many friends and acquaintances from his long residence in Estherville, his activity in many organizations and work in the community. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 23, 1950)


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