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VITTUM, Albert 1831-1918

VITTUM, BAKER

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/8/2011 at 12:33:26

Albert Vittum was born In Sandwich, Carroll county, New Hampshire, Sept. 23, 1831, and died at his home In Reinbeck, Ia., Jan. 20, 1918, at the ripe old age of 86 years, 3 months and 27 days.

He came to Black Hawk county, Iowa, In March, 1856, and settled on the farm three miles east of Reinbeck, where his entire family was born and raised. He moved to Reinbeck some 16 years ago, where he had since resided, with, the exception of four years which he spent on his farm in Lincoln county, Minnesota.

He was married to Martha A. Baker on March 14, 1870, at Waterloo, la., at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Baker.

He leaves besides the widow, seven children: Frank, Arco, Minn.; Arthur D., Ernest E., and Garfleld G, all residing at Reinbeck; Clarence A., Laurens, la.; Mrs. Henrietta Bean, Dilworth, Minn., and Mrs. Allena Northway, Sherburn, Minn. He also leaves 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The eldest son, Edgar A., preceded his father In death by two years.

For many years he had been a member of the M. E. church and his faith in Christianity had continued to grow and had been more and more of a comfort and consolation to him in his declining years and he passed to his reward in full submission to and faith in the savior whom he had learned to love and trust.

He had ever taken an active part in all affairs pertaining to the betterment of the neighborhood in which he lived and until he became physically disabled had been a great influence for good in the development and progress of this community.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23, at the M.E. Church in Reinbeck, conducted by the pastor, Reverend George E. Shear, assisted by Reverend Mr. Sinden. Interment was in the family lot in Lincoln Cemetery, five miles northeast of Reinbeck.

--[Waterloo Evening Courier, Monday, January 28, 1918]


 

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