DRAPER, Hon. Horace 1834-1895
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Date: 2/19/2011 at 19:48:58
Hon. Horace Draper
A Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen gone to His Reward
Hon. Horace S. Draper died at his home in Felix township last Friday, March 15, 1895, of paralysis. His death was sudden and was a severe shock to his numerous friends throughout the county. His funeral was conducted Monday and his remains were laid to rest in the Alice cemetery in Melrose township. Many sympathizing friends were present to mourn with his bereaved family in their loss and his place will be vacant at the hearthstone and his familiar face will be missed amongst his associates; but their loss is his gain and his soul is now free from storms and battles of the flesh and his spirit has gone to meet its reward for the deeds of the body. He was one of Grundy county's best and most influential citizens, a kind husband and a loving father, and a warm hearted and honorable man.
Deceased was born near Syracuse, N. Y., October 10, 1834. In 1855 Mr. Draper purchased land in Felix township and that has been his home all the days of his life. He was much attached to his home and friends and sought their companionship and the pleasant influence of his environments rather than the flash and glitter of worldly pleasures. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and in excellent standing with them.
In 1872 Mr. Draper was married to Miss Mary Allen, a native of New York. To them were born four children--William H., George, Frank and Bertha. The former and latter with the widow survive him. To these we extend our heartfelt sympathy and commend them in the loving care of an all wise and all seeing God who healeth every wound and softens every sorrow.
"Not now, but in the coming years;
It may be in the Better Land;
We'll read God's message in our tears;
And then sometime, we'll understand."
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 March 1895
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