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VOUGHT, C. D. 1866-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/1/2015 at 09:37:48

Dike Pioneer Business Man Dies Thursday

C. D. Vought Passed Away Following Several Months' Illness

C. D. Vought, who entered the farm machinery business in Dike when the town was organized, died at his home last Thursday afternoon following an illness from heart trouble and other complications which kept him confined to his bed for several months. A stroke which the patient suffered two days before his death hastened the end.

Mr. Vought was born in Baileyville, Ill., April 1st, 1866. All of his active life was spent in Grundy county. For many years he resided on a farm in Grant township before going into business in Dike. He gave his farming machinery business his personal attention until failing health confined him to his house. He filled many positions of public trust while a resident at Dike and was honest and diligent in the discharge of his public duties. He was mayor of his home town several terms and for 18 years was a member of the Dike school board.

Mr. Vought was married to Miss Carrie Langdon in Cedar Falls Nov. 6th, 1889. Their earlier years of married life were spent on their farm in Grant township.

Surviving relatives are the wife and three daughters. The daughters are Mrs. Horace Grimm from Dike, Mrs. Kate Martin from Redfield, Iowa, and Mrs. Frank Newville, Mason City. There are three sisters. They are Mrs. Ada Thomas from New Hartford, Mrs. Emma Jones from Springfield, S. D., and Miss Ethel Vought, residing at Dike.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church in Dike Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Rev. A. R. Coover, pastor of the M.E. church in Dike, officiated.

Relatives from a distance present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nash, G. Vought and W. Frishe of Baileyville, Ill.; Mrs. C. Showalter, Mr. and Mrs. Kron and Mrs. Timmerman and daughter, all of Hampton; Mrs. J. Eastman of Chicago; Mrs. L. Jones and son Lawrence of Springfield, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Huyck and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Huyck of Toledo, Iowa.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 September 1931, pg 1


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