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BASKIN, Charles 1870-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2015 at 08:26:59

Wealthy Grundy Landowner Found Dead In His Bed

Charles Baskins Died In His Sleep At His Home in Eldora Some Time Last Thursday Night.

Charles Baskins, wealthy Grundy county landowner, was found dead in his bed at Eldora last Friday evening. His neighbor, Robert Quick, had not seen him about the place during the day and he noticed that his car was still in the garage and suspected that something might be the matter. He entered Mr. Baskins' home and found him lying dead in his bed. He was a bachelor and since leaving his farm in Grundy county he had been living alone in a house in Eldora.

Mr. Baskins was about 60 years old. He was a son of Thomas Baskins, an early resident of Grundy county. Upon the death of his father the extensive land interests that the father accumulated passed to the son and his sister, Mrs. Clara Baskins Jones. Following the death of his sister five years ago he came into the entire large estate. He continued to reside by himself on a farm in Melrose township following the death of his parents until he left the farm to take up bachelor quarters in Eldora.

Mr. Baskins owned 2000 acres of unencumbered land in Grundy and Hardin counties. 1040 acres of this land is in Melrose township in this county. Aside from his large real estate holdings in these two counties he was the owner of 1400 acres of land in Texas, some of which is said to contain valuable oil deposits. He also had 600 acres of land in Missouri and extensive moneys and credits.

His closest kin are distant cousins living in the east. One cousin, Mrs. Sadie Quinn, came from New York as soon as she was advised of Mr. Baskins' death.

Funeral services were held in Eldora last Monday afternoon.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1932, pg 1


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