PRESCOTT, Fred A. 1877–1946
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/9/2013 at 10:49:50
F. A. Prescott, 69, was born Aug. 30, 1877, at Fifteen Mile Grove, five miles southeast of Grundy Center. He married Mary Vanderford at Grundy Center Nov. 22, 1899.
Mr. Prescott operated an implement store here for several years. He acted as night marshal for several years, and then went to Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked in a war plant.
Mr. Prescott’s health had been failing since he returned here in January. However, he improved sufficiently to again assume the duties of night marshal.
Mr. Prescott is survived by his widow; three sons John and Earl E. of Los Angeles, and Arthur of Marshalltown; three daughters Mrs. Carl Millslagle of Santa Cruz, Calif., Mrs. G. C. Sbaat of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Glenn Mendenhall of Marshalltown; and 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Prescott was an unselfish man, and was anxious to help wherever he could. He served faithfully in whatever position he was called upon to perform. He will be missed greatly by his host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Avey Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in charge of Rev. John Ludemann. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
Music was furnished by Mrs. Clyde Newton and Mrs. Ben Frederick, who sang “Face to Face” and “Good Nigh and Good Morning,” accompanied by Miss Evelyn Stevens.
Pall bearers were the mayor and town council: E. T. Gough, Don Clinite, Ray Gravestein, Clyde Newton, James Gould and Don Martin.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Cora Becker, Mrs. Myrtle Binder, Mrs. Margaret Wheeler and Mrs. Mary Axtell.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.
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