PATTEE, Truman 1836-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 08:20:53
Truman Pattee Passed Away
Truman Pattee was born at Sweden Center, Monroe County, New York State, March 25th, 1836. When about seven years old he moved with his parents to Freeport, Illinois, where he lived for about eleven years, moving to Hardin City, Iowa, for about one year in 1854, when he moved back to Freeport.
In 1858 he met Miss Sarah Bailey who was teaching school in that locality. After a year of courtship they were united in bonds of matrimony. In 1861 Mr. Pattee enlisted in the army with company B, 17th Illinois Cavalry. He was mustered out at Freeport in 1865 and moved to Faulkner, Franklin county, Iowa, that same year where he remained in the farming and mercantile business under the firm name of Pattee Bros. He left Faulkner in 1882 going to Kimball, S.D. He spent thirteen years there and then left for Little Rock, Ark., where he spent two years after which he returned to Iowa settling in Morrison, Iowa, at which place he resided up to the time of his death on March 15, 1920. Mrs. Pattee died on September 8, 1917.
There were six children, two having died in infancy. Rausen Pattee died August 21, 1898. The other children attended the funeral, they are: Mrs. L. O. Diamond of Morrison; M. C. Pattee of Orosi, Calif.; and Fred Pattee of Little Rock, Arkansas. Sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pattee was a member of the G.A.R., Masonic order and the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held at two o'clock Friday, Mar. 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. O. Diamond at Morrison. The services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Pierce of Reinbeck, the Masonic order having charge of the services at the grave. Burial was made at Morrison cemetery.
The pallbearers were R. J. Clauson, Herman Strohben, E. G. Meyers, W. J. Mason, Ray Shoup and Ellis Copley.--Reinbeck Courier.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 March 1920
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