MOOTY, Sam 1869-1964
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Date: 2/24/2015 at 14:41:44
Sam Mooty Dies Mon. In Hospital At Cedar Rapids
Sam Mooty, a longtime resident of Grundy county and a successful farmer, died about 9 o'clock Monday morning in a hospital in Cedar Rapids where he had been a patient a short time. Death was due largely to advanced age, though he had been bedfast but a short time before his death. He was 94 years old. The body was brought to the Engelkes funeral home in Grundy Center, where funeral arrangements were made.
Services were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. The service was conducted by Rev. Duane Heap, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Burial was in the cemetery at Morrison.
Was Born in Ireland
Sam Mooty was born in Ireland, Nov. 28, 1869. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mooty. At the age of 3 he came to America with his parents and his five brothers. The family located in Brooklyn, New York, where the father died. Some time later the mother and five sons moved to Canada, and a number of years later they moved to South Dakota, where the mother died. 80 years ago Sam and four of his brothers came to Grundy County, where they acquired land and homes in Washington and Black Hawk townships. His brothers preceded him in death. He was the last of his family that remained. The father and mother and the five brothers that preceded him in death were William, James, John and Tom, who came with him to Grundy county. The other brother, Wilson, died in New York at the age of 21.
Sam Mooty never married. He acquired extensive land interests in Washington township and lived on one of his farms and a short time at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Tom Mooty, at Reinbeck. The past eight years he made his home with his niece and family, Mrs. M. L. Doherty, in Cedar Rapids.
Surviving are a half-brother, Walter Dewey, Gardena, Kansas, and a half-sister, Mrs. Cora Roberts, Hinkley, Minn. Other surviving members of the family are several nephews and nieces.
Casketbearers were Lyle Hawn, Wm. Hartman, Harold Beckman, Wm. Groote, J. Harold Miller and Ray Cummings.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 March 1964, pg 8
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