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ESTABROOK, Edward 1822-1903


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/24/2010 at 14:30:35


He Dies at Los Angeles, Cal., of Pneumonia After a Brief Illness

Death has claimed another old citizen of Grundy county and Eldora-none other than Edward Estabrook, at Los Angeles, Cal., to which place he and Mrs. Estabrook removed in 1901. A telegram was received by his daughters in this city on Wednesday which brought the sad information that their father had just passed to his reward from the effects of pneumonia, which he contracted several days ago.

Mr. Estabrook leaves his wife and daughter Mrs. S. H. Kneedler in Los Angeles, and two daughters, Margaret and Clara, in Eldora and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death.

Edward Estabrook was born in Edwardsville, Ill., in 1822. His father was a native of Boston, Mass., and his mother of North Carolina. His parents came west and located in St.Louis in 1810. When 14 years of age he located in Wisconsin with his parents. In 1850, when the gold fever was on he went to California and remained there one year. In 1854 he was elected by the Whig party to represent Grant county, Wis., in the legislature and served one term. He worked for the passage of the prohibitory liquor law which passed that body that winter. He came to Iowa in 1868, resided in Marshalltown for a time after which he located on an 880 acre farm which he purchased at $5.00 per acre and in 1871 he removed to Eldora and purchased a farm adjoining the town plat where he resided until two years ago when he sold it and went to California. He was twice married and seven children were born as the result of these unions, all of whom survive him.

Mr. Estabrook had disposed of all his land in Grundy county but owned at least two large farms in Hardin county at the time of his death.

He was buried in Los Angeles yesterday.

--Semi Weekly Herald (Eldora, Iowa), 2 May 1903


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