FREDERICK, C. 1842-1914
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/14/2015 at 19:10:47
C. Frederick Dies Suddenly
C. Frederick dropped dead at his home in this city this afternoon at 2:15. He had been trimming trees in the yard during the day and was in his usual good health. Mr. Frederick had been suffering for years form a weak heart.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 March 1914, pg 1
Mr. Cornelius Frederick was born near Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, Nov. 26, 1842, and departed this life March 26th, 1914, aged 71 years and 4 months.
He lived in Maryland until sixteen years of age then removed with his parents to Mt. Carroll, Illinois, where he lived for ten years.
At the age of 26 he was united in marriage with Miss Elvira Griffith in the month of April, the following year they moved on a farm of eighty acres, 8 miles west of Grundy Center. As opportunity afforded itself, they added to this tract until they have a large farm.
To this union was added 1 child, namely Seatta Lynn, the beloved wife of J. P. Doak, and two grandchildren Velma, the wife of L. J. Stambaugh and Lynn, aged 17.
He also has two brothers and two sisters, who were all present at the funeral, save a sister, who resides at Gilmore City, Iowa.
When about thirty-four years of age he united with the church of the Brethren, the church of his choice and remained a faithful member to the end. One year after uniting with the church, he was elected to the ministry in which capacity he served for a number of years.
Twenty-nine years ago they moved into Grundy Center, where they have since resided.
The deceased was a tireless and effective worker in the church, his heart was open to any good work, and was ever ready to assist with counsel or money. For eight years he served as Trustee of the Old Peoples Home, and represented this district as solicitor of funds and treasurer.
In a very unexpected moment on Thursday afternoon as he was trimming trees in his own year--seemingly in his usual state of health, the messenger of death called him up higher, and in the language of the Poet we can fittingly say
Stout and strong today
Tomorrow turned to clay
This day in his bloom
The next in the tomb."
For the past five years he had been afflicted with hardening of the arteries of the heart which was the cause of this sudden demise.
By the death of Mr. Frederick, this community has lost an exemplary citizen, the family a loving husband and father, and the church a faithful worker. And earths loss is Heavens gain.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 April 1914, pg 1
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