BRASTED, George 1856-1930
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Date: 4/23/2015 at 15:17:36
George Brasted Died Tuesday From Stroke of Paralysis
Was Stricken When He Was Getting Ready For Bed Friday Evening
Prominent Grundy Farmer For 49 Years
Was 74 Years Old; Came to Grundy County From New York State
George Brasted died at his home in Washington township at noon on Tuesday. He was stricken with paralysis Friday evening as he was getting ready for bed. His entire left side became disabled. He weakened very rapidly following the stroke and was unconscious from Sunday until the end came. He suffered a slight stroke about three years ago but got over that very quickly and he had been in fairly good health from that time until he was stricken on Friday evening.
Mr. Brasted was born in the state of New York. He came to Grundy county from New York about fifty years ago. He located on a farm in southwest Palermo township. A little later he bought a farm five and a half miles west of Grundy center where he lived until he bought the Mason farm in Washington township about ten years ago and he and his family made their home there after that time and rented their Palermo township farm. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Brasted is survived by his wife and two sons, Oran and Dea. One sister, Mrs. George DeSeelhorst, lives in Grundy Center; another sister, Mrs. Sherman, lives in New York, and his brother, Fred from North Dakota, has been making his home with the Brasted family here for several months.
Funeral services are being held at the Presbyterian church in Grundy Center this afternoon.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 January 1930, pg 1
Obituary George J. Brasted
(by L. B. DeSeelhorst)
Geo. J. Brasted was born May 22, 1856, at Westport, N.Y., and died Jan. 28, 1930, at his home in Washington township, Grundy county, Iowa at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing his wife, two sons, Oren at home and Dea of Altoona, Iowa; three grandchildren, Arvilla, Sylvia and Barbara Brasted; one brother, Fred C. Brasted of Hope, N.D.; two sisters, Mrs. Hardy F. Sherman, Wadhams Mills, N.Y., and Mrs. G. W. DeSeelhorst, of Grundy Center, Iowa.
Mr. Brasted came to Iowa in 1881 and settled in Palermo township, where he rented a farm for two years, when he bought the farm upon which he lived until 1919, later moving to Washington township, this county. He was married to Abbie L. Stafford, Dec. 1st, 1887, in Palermo township.
Mr. Brasted was sick but four days. His death was a great shock, not only to his family but to his neighbors and friends by whom he was held in the highest esteem. No neighbor ever called on George for help but that the request met with a hearty response. Strictly honest and upright, the best heritage that can be handed down to his family.
Mr. Brasted held the position of vice president of the Peoples Savings Bank for several years, and was an active officer, always mindful of the interests of the institution. He was a man of strong convictions and stood for the right as he saw it. His passing will leave a vacancy hard to fill. Many are they who will drop a tear and cherish a fond recollection of the friend and neighbor who has answered to last call.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Stafford, of Ames, the former a brother of Mrs. Geo. Brasted; Mrs. Ben Stafford, a sister-in-law, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. S. Roby, of Webster City; Mrs. Edith Haviland, Delbert Stafford and Ray Stafford of Blairsburg, Iowa; and Abner Stafford of Renwick, Iowa, nephews and nieces.
The following acted as pallbearers: Jas. Connell, Harry Lynn, Robt. Plager, Will Hostetter, John Price and L. B. DeSeelhorst
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 February 1930, pg 12
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