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EYGABROAD, George G. 1868-1939

EYGABROAD, WORTH, BLOXHAM

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/28/2012 at 14:45:50

George Eygabroad Is Called By Death

Passes Away On Tuesday After Many Weeks Of Illness At His Home Northwest Of Town

Funeral Will Be On Friday

Services Will Be Held At The Second Christian Reformed Church In Wellsburg

Death came Tuesday morning, October 24, to Mr. George G. Eygabroad, after many weeks of suffering, at his home northwest of Wellsburg.

Mr. Eygabroad was born at Fredericksburg, Iowa, on March 9, 1868, the son of John Joseph Eygabroad, an immigrant from Holland, and Catherine Worth Eygabroad, who called Germany her homeland, and at the time of his death had reached the age of 71 years, 7 months and 15 days.

He was married on November 27, 1895, to Edith Emma Bloxham, of Grundy Center, and after a year in the Fredericksburg neighborhood the couple moved to Grundy Center, in which vicinity they spent forty years until about two and a half years ago when they purchased the farm northwest of Wellsburg where they with their daughter, Mrs. George Anderson and family, have been making their home.

Left behind to mourn the deceased is his wife of forty-four years, two daughters, Mrs. George Anderson, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Samuel Heronimus, of Waterloo, and six grandchildren, as well as a host of friends and acquaintances who held Mr. Eygabroad in highest esteem.

Though he had made his home in the Wellsburg vicinity but a short time he had won a place for himself in the hearts of a wide circle of friends by his attitude of genuine friendliness and his spirit of unassuming helpfulness. His place in the community, which he has held for so short a time, will be hard to fill.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27th, at 1:00 o'clock at the home, and afterward at the Second Reformed Christian church, in Wellsburg with the Rev. R. H. Haan, the church's pastor in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Grundy Center cemetery.

--Wellsburg Herald and The Grundy County Spokesman (Wellsburg, Iowa), 25 October 1939

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Final Rites for Mr. George Eygabroad

Services Were Held In The Second Christian Reformed Church On Friday Afternoon

Burial At Grundy Center

Although Making His Home In This Community But A Short Time He Had Many Friends

Funeral services for Mr. George G. Eygabroad, who passed away at his home northwest of Wellsburg, on Tuesday morning, October 24, was held from the Second Christian Reformed church, in Wellsburg, on Friday afternoon, October 27, with the Rev. R. H. Haan, pastor, in charge and interment was made in the Grundy Center cemetery.

A large number of friends and acquaintances were at the church and at the cemetery to pay their last respects to friend and neighbor whom they all held in the greatest respect. Pall bearers were all near neighbors of the deceased: Cornie Kuper, Joh DeNeui, Harry Maas, Claus Neessen, Heiko Neessen and Dick Weichers. Mrs. C. H. Beecroft and Mrs. John Kruse sang "Rock of Ages" and "In the Land of Fadeless Day."

George G. Eygabroad was born at Fredericksburg, Iowa, on March 9, 1868, the son of John Joseph and Catherine Worth Eygabroad, and departed this life on October 24, 1939, being at the time of his death 71 years, 7 months and 15 days of age. He had lived in the state of Iowa all of his life except for eight years, when as a young man he lived in South Dakota.

He was married on November 27, 1895, to Miss Edith Emma Bloxham, of Grundy Center and to this union three children were born, one of whom, a daughter, died at the age of nine months, and the other two, Mrs. Andrew Anderson, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Samuel Heronimus, of Waterloo, with their mother survive to mourn the departure of a kind and loving husband and father. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Gitsch, of Dodge Center, Minnesota; and two brothers, John, of DeQuincy, Louisiana, and Will, of Plainfield, Iowa.

Following their marriage the couple lived for a year in the Fredericksburg community, then moved to Grundy Center, where Mr. Eygobroad purchased the Wells dray line, then they lived for several years on various farms before purchasing a farm in Lincoln township where they made their home for nineteen years. In 1936 they purchased the farm on which Mr. Eygabroad passed away, northwest of Wellsburg, moving there in March, 1937.

He was a faithful member of the Grundy Center Methodist Episcopal church during the years he spent in that community, serving on the board of the church for a number of years. When he came to Wellsburg he brought his letter with him and joined the Second Christian Reformed church, of which he remained a faithful member until the time of his death. He was also a civic minded man, taking an intense interest in any movement for the betterment of his community, his state and the nation of which he was a valued citizen. His memory will remain forever clear in the minds of everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

Left behind to mourn the deceased is his wife, two daughters, six grandchildren, other relatives and a great host of friends in Lincoln township, in Grundy Center, and in this vicinity, where his stay was all too short.

--Wellsburg Herald and The Grundy County Spokesman (Wellsburg, Iowa), 1 November 1939


 

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