PADDOCK, Arthur E. 1842-1910
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Date: 9/25/2016 at 14:26:44
An Old Veteran Is Gone
A. E. Paddock Passes Away After a Short Illness at His Home in Grundy Center
The people of Grundy Center were greatly shocked on Saturday morning to learn that A. E. Paddock had passed away after a brief illness of about thirty-six hours; his sudden death being due to gall-stones. His demise removes from Grundy Center one of her most highly esteemed citizens, one who had a pleasant word for every one whom he met in every day life and was generally beloved by all who knew him. His last sickness was, practically speaking, his first, as he was never known to be obliged to take to his bed for any physical cause since he had grown to manhood.
The deceased, Arthur Eugene Paddock, was born in Chicago, Dec. 4, 1842 and died at his home in Grundy Center, Feb. 19, 1910 at the age of about 68 years. From Chicago he moved to Crystal Lake, Ill., where he lived for about six years when he returned to Chicago and after a few years returned to Crystal Lake. At the beginning of the war, 1861, he enlisted in Co. F, 20th Illinois Infantry and was engaged in the battles of Shiloh and Fort Donelson. He was also with Sherman in his famous march to the sea. At Rome, Georgia, he was wounded in the right arm by a gun shot and was obliged to return to his home at Crystal Lake where he remained until he was again able to re-enlist in his former regiment at Goldsboro, N. Carolina. He went through the remainder of the Civil war and was in the Grand Review at Washington after its close. After the war he returned to Crystal Lake and from there he came to Grundy Center where he has spent the remaining years of his life.
Mr. Paddock was married to Emaline Swineford, Aug. 27, 1871 and Mr. and Mrs. Paddock have resided in this city since that time having lived in their present home in the south part of Grundy Center for twenty-four years.
Seven children were born to this union, two sons and two daughters having died in infancy. Besides the wife there are left to mourn his loss A. Estella Paddock, National Sec'y of the Y.W.C.A. in China, who returned to this country Feb. 2, and was at the time of her father's death in New York City; Flora Paddock, teacher in the public schools at Fort Dodge; and Mrs. Robert E. Kaufman of Morrison, all of whom were here to attend the funeral.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the M.E. church of which Mr. Paddock was a member, conducted by Rev. Black, at which a large concourse of friends were present to pay their last respects to the deceased. The members of the G.A.R. and Relief Corps attended in a body and after the sermon by Rev. Black the G.A.R's. held a short service over the remains of their old comrade. Six sons of veterans acted as pallbearers and deceased was laid to rest in the cemetery west of town.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 February 1910, pg 1
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