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Redd, Garrison Berry


Posted By: Daniel Shaul (email)
Date: 6/2/2022 at 12:56:32

The Hamburg Reporter, Dec. 14, 1950, page 1 & 12


Garrison Berry Redd, son of Garrison B. and Nancy Almira Redd, was born July 10, 1868, on the family homesteaded by his father in 1844, three miles southeast of Sidney. He passed away at the Hamburg Hospital, at 1 A.M. on December 10, 1950, at the age of 82 years and 5 months. He was the second youngest child in a family of eight. All of his brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

His life span covered a large part of the history of Fremont County from its early pioneer days...a period of amazing progress. As a child he felt the growing pulse of a young and growing America, as early settlers, traveling ever westward on the “wagon road,” stopped for brief periods of welcome rest and hospitality in the Redd home. He experienced the gradual change of the home from candle, the oil lamp, the gas lamp and the conveniences of the modern home with the advent of modern electricity. A true son of the soil, he actively engaged in farming until two years before his death, when failing health forced him to retire.

He took great pride in producing good crops and livestock. A believer in soil conservation, he farmed “with the hill” and “rested his ground” by crop rotation many years before the value of these practices became generally known.

A lover of the great outdoors, he spent many hours hunting and fishing, and greatly enjoyed taking his family on extended camping trips in the middle west during summer months, which he did for many years during the 1920’s.

The product of an era when a “man’s word was as good as his bond,” his life in an inspiring example of industry, honesty and integrity.

He was united in marriage to Bertha Frances Shaffer on March 17, 1897, at Harlan, Iowa, and the established a home near Riverton. His entire life was spent in Fremont County, Iowa, except for nine months spent at Peru, Nebraska, and nine months at Vermillion, South Dakota, while two of the children attended college. In 1928 they moved to a farm two miles south of Sidney, where they lived until his death. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on March 17, 1947.
To this union five children were born: Leonard of Flint, Michigan; Wilma (Mrs. Russell Boyle), of Chillicothe, Illinois; Elsie Faye (Mrs. John Chandler), of Sidney, Iowa; Garrison, Jr., of Swan Lake, Montana, and John of Sidney. Surviving are his wife and five children; six grandchildren: Joella (Mrs. C.M. Gillespie), of Denver, Colorado; Kenneth Boyle of Chillicothe, Illinois; Louise (Mrs. Jason Lapp), of Kalispel, Montana; Lois Redd of Swan Lake, Montana; John Scott and Robert Garrison Redd and Alveda and Leonard Chandler of Sidney; three great grandchildren: Betty Jo Gillespie of Denver, Cindy and Joyce Lapp of Kalispel, and a host of friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Shull Funeral Home in Riverton, conducted by Rev. Robert McBlaine. Burial was in the Riverton cemetery.

Out of town relatives attending the funeral included Leonard Redd of Flint, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boyle and son Kenneth of Chillicothe, Illinois; Clyde Strickland of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mortimore of Stockville, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. James Aspedon of Plattsmouth; Mrs. Morris Gillespie and daughter Betty Jo of Denver; Mrs. Art Mortimore and son Eli and E.G. Bridgefort, all of Hamburg.


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