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WORDEN, John N. 1840-1922

WORDEN, LOWRY

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/27/2016 at 22:19:01

Death Removes Pioneer Resident Of This City

John N. Worden Dies At Home In Sibley, Iowa, And Remains Brought Here

The remains of John N. Worden, who passed away at Sibley, Iowa, were brought here for burial Sunday night, accompanied by his son, Wayne.

Mr. Worden was for a number of years in business here, conducting a livery barn for several years. He was a man of jovial disposition and always looked upon the bright side of life and his friends were only limited by his acquaintance.

Those relatives from a distance who attended the burial services here were Mr. and Mrs. Worden, of Polo, Ill., and three nieces from Union, Iowa. The wife and daughter were unable to accompany the remains from Sibley.

The following obituary was read at the services:
John N. Worden was a familiar figure in Grundy Center for twenty years, a business man with a hearty good nature that won him friends. He was born in Ogle county, Illinois, on the 3rd of April, 1840, and when the call came for volunteers in 1861, he responded to his country's call and offered himself along with the brave men of his age to save the Union. It was as a member of Company B, 7th Illinois Cavalry that he enlisted and going to the battlefield in the south, the fortunes of war threw his company a prisoner. With his comrades, he was sent to Andersonville prison camp, where for sixteen months he endured the horrors of that infamous place. Only his splendid physique enabled him to live to be exchanged and entering his country's service once more, finished with the victors and celebrated with intimate knowledge of its infinite cost, the saving of the States.

After the war, he was married on the 16th of March, 1870, to Elizabeth M. Lowry of Whiteside county, Illinois. The family later moved to Tama county, Iowa, and in the seventies, came to Grundy Center where the family home was made for twenty years. Later the home was transferred to Sibley, Iowa, where at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 26 days, his spirit passed to that other realm. Mr. Worden gave his heart to God while a young man and was a member of the United Brethren church in the community where he was reared.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Worden, a daughter, Alie Worden, and a son, Wayne Worden, whose homes are in Sibley. During the family's residence in Grundy Center, Bertie Worden was born, to live but three years and he was buried in this city. One sister and two brothers survive the deceased: Mrs. Hattie Tompkins, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mahew and Newton Worden, both of Polo, Illinois.

Funeral services were held at Sibley, Iowa, and the body was brought to Grundy Center where on October 2nd, at the residence of L. D. Coffman brief services were conducted by Rev. Earl William Benbow, pastor of the Presbyterian church and by the local post of the G.A.R. assisted by members of the American Legion.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 October 1922, pg 1


 

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