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WEED, John 1827-1892


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/16/2011 at 21:42:00

Grandpa Weed, father of Mrs. T. M. Moffett of this place, died at the home of T. M. Moffett last Monday night at 10:30. He had been ill all spring with heart trouble, and several times during the early part of spring his life was almost dispared of and as the weeks succeeded each other he grew weaker and more infirm, and after a few days of confinement to his bed passed quietly and peacefully away. Funeral services were conducted at the residence yesterday afternoon at four o'clock and the remains taken to Lyons, Iowa, his old home, where lie his wife and two children. He will be buried with the solemn rites of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of which he has been a consistent member for many years. He has also been a devoted member of the Christian church since early manhood. Rev. Archer responded to a telegram accepting the invitation to preach the funeral sermon. Grandpa Weed had almost reached his three score years and ten, being sixty-five years old. The family have many sympathizing friends. We will give obituary notice next week.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1892

John Weed was born in West Chester county, New York, February 15, 1827. He went to Illinois in 1844 and to Lyons, Iowa, in 1856, leaving Lyons to make his home in Grundy Center, Iowa, in 1882, where he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. T. M. Moffett, for the past seven years. He was married to Miss Sarah Landis of Illinois, July 6th, 1848. His wife passed on before, February 17, 1878, whose remains, with those of two children who died in infancy, rest in the cemetery at Lyons. Brother Weed, with his wife, united with the Coleta Christian church of Whiteside county, Illinois, about 44 years ago. He was strong in the faith until death. He united with the I. O. O. F. of Lyons, Iowa, about 30 years ago, of which order he was a worthy member. Three brothers, one sister, two daughters and one son survive him to mourn the loss of a brother and parent. He died at his home in Grundy Center, Iowa, May 23, 1892, aged 65 years, 3 months and 28 days. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church at Lyons, Iowa, Thursday May 27, at 2 p.m. The sermon was by Rev. Francis M. Archer, from the text, 2 Peter, 1:7. The services were under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of Lyons, and were very solemn and impressive throughout. Brother Weed was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen and christian but was strong in his convictions and faith to the last.

"A father in Israel has fallen and another saint has joined the hosts of Heaven."

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 June 1892


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