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MERRILL, Charley -1923

MERRILL

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2015 at 09:17:31

"Darkey" Charley Dead

Charley Merrill, who since the civil war times has been a well known character about Reinbeck, passed away at the hospital at Independence last week Thursday.

Two or three years ago Merrill was brought to the county farm where he remained until two months ago when he was transferred to the state institution at Independence.

"Charley Darkey", as he was familiarly known in and around Reinbeck, was brought north after the war by a soldier residing at Reinbeck and he continued to make that place his home ever since. In some ways he was an eccentric character, but he was a great friend of the children and with all his peculiarities was a harmless individual.

His service was held at the masonic temple there Saturday and was largely attended.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1923, pg 1

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Chas. Merrill, of Reinbeck, known as "Darkey Charlie," passed away at the hospital at Independence last week and the funeral services were held Saturday at Reinbeck. Only a couple of months ago he was sent to Independence.

--Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1923, pg 5


 

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