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SHIRK, John 1829-1900


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/12/2011 at 10:31:58


An Old Time Citizen of Melrose Township, Grundy County.

Many of the old citizens of East Hardin and West Grundy counties will remember John Shirk, an early citizen of Melrose township, Grundy county, who lived there and operated a farm until eight or nine years ago, when he moved to O'Brien county and settled on a farm near Hartley. He it was who, while operating a weed machine on the railroad near his place last Friday, was over taken by a train and before he was aware of what had happened was buried into eternity. The account of the sad affair as related to The Herald leads us to believe that Mr. Shirk was instantly killed.

His remains were brought to the Melrose cemetery for interment and arrived at the Eldora station Monday afternoon at 4:15, where they were met by conveyances and taken at once to the neighborhood where the unfortunate man formerly lived. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning after which he was laid to await the resurrection morning.

The remains were accompanied by his immediate family and other relatives. Mr. Shirk will be remembered as a good and upright citizen by his old neighbors.

--The Herald (Eldora, Iowa), 22 August 1900


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