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John Tufts Cheever 1866-1932


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/14/2014 at 16:37:22

John Cheever Dies Monday At Armstrong
Had Been Suffering With Heart Trouble for Several Years
Armstrong, Ia., Jan. 5 – John Cheever, 66, died Monday at 1 o’clock at his home here of heart disease. Mr. Cheever had been in poor health for the past three years suffering from heart trouble. He was taken suddenly ill Monday before noon and died at one o’clock. He leaves his wife and two children Laura a teacher in the Halfa school and Lindon of Milwaukee, Wis., also one little granddaughter of Milwaukee. One son died in infancy. Mr. Cheever moved to Armstrong from his farm north of town about 17 years ago, and has since made his home here. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 6, 1932)

Rev. C.B. Mitchell pastor of the Armstrong Methodist church and the Center Chain community church is confined to his bed as a result of injuries to his back when he fell on the steps of his home Monday forenoon. The accident occurred when he was hurriedly called to the John Cheever home where Mr. Cheever was dying. Mrs. Mitchell stated he probably would be able to fill his pulpits Sunday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 7, 1932)

John Cheever, a former Iowa Lake farmer died Monday noon at his home in Armstrong at the age of 65 from a heart attack. The Cheever farm is now tenanted by George Yackle. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 7, 1932)

Funeral Services Held Thursday For John Cheever
Armstrong, Ia., Jan. 11 – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church for John T. Cheever who died Monday noon of heart trouble. Rev. Herbert Marsh of Spirit Lake officiated. John Tufts Cheever, son of W.S. Helen Tufts Cheever was born in Vernon, N.Y., August 12, 1866. In 1871 he moved with his parents to a farm in Butler county, Iowa. There he grew to manhood, helping his father on the farm and furthering his education in the public schools. On Jan. 31, 1893 he was united in marriage to Ella M. Babcock. To this union three children were born, Carl A., who died in infancy, Lydon L., of Milwaukee, Wis., and Laura H. at home. In 1895 he moved to Emmet county and settled on a farm in Iowa Lake township. He retired from active farming and moved to Armstrong in February, 1918, but he always kept his interest in the farming activities of the community. Mr. Cheever died at his home in Armstrong Monday, Jan. 4, 1932, in his 66th year. Though he had been in failing health for the last few years, he was able to be around and do the many little necessary chores about the home. His sudden death came as a shock to his family and friends. Besides the widow and children and one granddaughter, he leaves seven brothers to mourn his passing. They are Frank M. of Clarksville, Edward H., of Langdon, Ore., George H. of Waterloo, James W. of Hibbing, Minn., Fred W. of Armstrong, A.R. of Phoenix, Ariz., and E.J. of Waverly.

Mr. Cheever was a good friend and neighbor as well as a man ever devoted to his family and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The community has lost a splendid man and extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.

Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Frank Cheever, Clarksville, and two sons, Ross and Charlie, Clarence Cheever of Waverly and Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Cheever and daughter of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Landon Cheever’s mother. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 13, 1932)


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