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DAGGETT, James 1875-1949


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/27/2016 at 17:00:23

Daggett Funeral Rites Saturday

Funeral services for James Daggett from Conrad who died suddenly from a heart attack while driving home in his car a week ago yesterday, were held at the Methodist church in Conrad at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Warren. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.

Mr. Daggett was returning home in his car with a trailer full of cobs attached when he saw his son Raymond who was operating a corn picker wave at him and call for help. The sleeve of Raymond's jacket became caught on a roller of the corn picker and it would have pulled his arm in had he not been rescued. His father shut the power off and freed his son's arm from the picker. He had driven only a half mile towards home when he was stricken and died immediately.

Mr. Daggett was a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Daggett, pioneer residents of the Conrad vicinity. He was born at Conrad Aug. 2, 1875, and with the exception of a short time he lived in Indiana all of his life was spent in Clay township. He was married to Mollie Stover at Conrad, Feb. 6, 1901. She died in 1920. Seven years later he married Rebena Ravencroft, who survives.

The four surviving sons are: Leslie, Portland, Oregon; Homer, Huntington Park, Calif.; and Raymond and Kenneth, Conrad. The step-daughter is Mrs. Theo. Bair of South Bend, Indiana. There are three surviving sisters: Mrs. Charles Stubbs, Mrs. Joe Wheelock and Minnie Daggett, all of Conrad. There are also six grandchildren.

Mr. Daggett was a farmer and a great lover of the soil and found great pleasure in his chosen occupation. In his later years he did splendid carpentry work.

Early in life he united with the Methodist church and one of his favorite activities was helping with the music of the church choir. He also enjoyed working with young people of the Epworth League. He remained a faithful and active church member thru-out his entire life. The quiet retiring disposition of Mr. Daggett brought him a host of loyal friends and acquaintances. In his home life he was kind and thoughtful.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1949, pg 12


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