MOOTY, Thomas 1864-1933
MOOTY, MILLER, DEWEY
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Date: 9/11/2015 at 08:05:35
Thomas Mooty Dies Following Long Illness
Thomas Mooty died at his home in Reinbeck Friday afternoon following an illness for a period of five years which kept him confined to his home most of the time.
Funeral services were at the U. P. church in Reinbeck at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. R. B. Fisher, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Grundy Center, had charge of the services. He was assisted by Rev. Roy Whitmore, Morrison pastor, and by Rev. Black from Amity. Earl Wallace of Reinbeck sang. The pallbearers were N. Anderson, Harry Coffman, Robert Creswell, Richard Claussen, Brandt Stum and Robert Matheson. Burial was in the cemetery at Reinbeck.
Mr. Mooty came to Grundy county 52 years ago, at the age of 17. He worked on a farm until after his marriage, after which he owned and operated a farm in Washington township. Up until the time of his illness he took an active interest in community affairs and in county and state politics. He served as a member of the board of supervisors from the Washington-Palermo district for two terms and for a number of years he was the board's chairman. He gained a wide acquaintance over the county and he left a fine record as a public official. He was a good neighbor by whom he was held in high esteem.
The following obituary was read at the funeral service:
Thomas Mooty, a highly respected and honored citizen of Reinbeck during the 17 years that he lived there, passed away on Friday afternoon, March 17th, after five years of illness and suffering.
Mr. Mooty was born in Longford county, Ireland, June 28, 1864. At the age of seven years he came with his parents to New York City; later he made his home at Transfer, Pa. He came to Grundy county in 1881, where he engaged in farming.
Mr. Mooty was married to Henrietta Miller March 12th, 1889. To their wedlock five children were born. One died in infancy. The living are James of Reinbeck, Mrs. Marvin Doherty, Cedar Rapids; Virgil of Morrison and Dwight of Grundy Center. To these children 8 grandchildren were born.
Four brothers and three half-brothers also survive him. They are James, William, John and Samuel of Grundy Center. The half-brothers are Phineas and Peter Dewey of Stickney, So. Dak., and Walter Dewey of Kansas City.
Mr. Mooty was a member of the Presbyterian church at Morrison, Ia. He served that church for years as an elder. He served on the board of supervisors of the county for six years.
Naturally Mr. Mooty was a kind man. He won the name of being a "good man." This is an achievement for any man to win over the stretch of nearly three score years and ten.
For five years he suffered affliction and his loved ones suffered with and for him. Then his Heavenly Father called him home.
The minister used for his text Gen. 9:13.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 March 1933, pg 1, 6
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