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George Washington Kiple, 1831-1911


Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/10/2017 at 15:05:34

The Elgin Echo
Elgin, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, January 12, 1911
Page 1 column three


GEORGE W. KIPLE, died Monday night after a week's illness resulting from a fall. He was eighty years old on January 1. The day before Christmas he had the misfortune to fall and again the day after Christmas he sustained a second fall, but he was not confined to his bed until Jan 1 and he passed away at 10:30 p.m. Jan 9, 1911.

George WashingtonN Kiple, was born in Pennsville, Pa., January 1, 1831. When twenty-two years old he came to Iowa and entered U.I.U. (Upper Iowa University) at Fayette, where he attended school for three years. After leaving Fayette he taught school for two years in Wadena. He was married at Wadena July 30, 1959, to Miss Margaret Hidinger. They moved to Kansas in 1865, remaining only a year. They returned to Fayette county and lived at Wadena until 1897 then moved to Madison county, where they lived for five years. Six years ago they again returned to Fayette county, making West Union their home.

To them were born 17 children, of whom nine survive to mourn the death of their father. Van Dorn of Mason City, Iowa; John E. Kiple of Chicago; MRS. Annetta West of near Clermont; Mrs. Esther Conner of West Union; George H.
Kiple of near Elgin; Robert S. Kiple of Idaho; Murray V. Kiple of Elgin; Mrs. Matty Young of San Francisco; and Miss Mina May Kiple at home. There were also forty-two grandchildren. One granddaughter Miss Valda Yeadon, has made her home with the grandparents.

On July 30 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Kiple celebrated their golden wedding with almost all their children present.

Mr. Kiple had been a member of the Methodist Church at Highland. During his last illness he enjoyed gospel songs and expressed his belief that all was well.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Methodist church by Rev. L.A. Swisher and interment made in the West Union Cemetery. - from Argo-Gazette

At one time deceased was a resident of our city and at that
time conducted a blacksmith shop. He will be remembered by a large number of citizens who will deeply regret his passing.


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