GALBRAITH, Mac 1855-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/4/2015 at 13:29:18
Mac Galbraith Passed Away Last Thursday
Had Been in Failing Health for Some Time and His Death Not Unexpected
Resident of Co. Many Years
Had Gathered About Him a Wide Circle of Friends Who Regret His Passing
While not totally unexpected, the passing away on last Thursday afternoon of Mac Galbraith brought sorrow not only to the immediate relatives, but to many homes in the county where he was known for these many years.
Previous to moving to Grundy Center a few years ago to make his home he was Steward of the County Farm. Failing health and physical strength necessitated his giving up manual labor a few years ago and he built a home for himself in this city and his later years have been spent in living a retired life in the midst of a wide circle of friends accumulated during his years of residence in the county.
Mac Galbraith, as he was familiarly known, was a man highly respected by all who knew him. He was of that kind of disposition and even temperament that made and kept the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. He was a kind and loving husband, an indulgent father, a good neighbor and friend and these many qualifications will cause his memory to remain unforgotten for many years to come.
Malcolm Galbraith was born at Belpre, Ohio, February 15th, 1856, and at the time of his death was aged 67 years, 3 months and 29 days. He was the youngest son of Donald and Nettie Galbraith. He grew up in a family of six brothers and one sister and is survived by two brothers, Daniel, of Britt, Iowa, and Alec, of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
When a young man Mr. Galbraith came west and located in Grundy county and has since made his home in this county. He was united in marriage to Emma Kretchman, February 27th, 1889, and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Mae Stuhler, Monticello, Iowa; Mrs. Savilla Beckman, Grundy Center, and Miss Lois, now in Naples, Italy. These with the wife and mother, two grandchildren, Plaetus and Malcolm Beckman, and other relatives and a wide circle of neighbors and friends are left to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, June 16th, from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Beckman, where Mr. and Mrs. Galbraith have been making their home for the past several months and where all that loving hands could do for their needs and comforts have been done. Interment was in the cemetery west of town.
A large concourse of neighbors and friends attended the last services, but owing to the fact that his death was not widely known many at a distance who otherwise would have attended were not here.
The relatives from out-of-town who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Stuhler, Monticello, and Daniel Galbraith, of Britt.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 June 1923, pg 1
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