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CANFIELD, Manly G. 1858-1934


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/8/2016 at 13:34:38

M. G. Canfield Dies Following Long Illness

Manly Green Canfield, son of Lewis B. and Elizabeth Canfield, was born at Ridott, Illinois, November 30, 1858, and passed away at his home in Grundy Center, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1934, at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 10 days.

His early boyhood was spent in Illinois and he came to Iowa with his parents, by the covered wagon route in 1877, settling on a farm in Grundy county.

He was married to Elizabeth Robins at Grundy Center, January 31, 1880. To this union were born eight children: Mabel who died in infancy, Jay who lived to be 8 years of age, and Mary who died at the age of 14. The surviving children are George E., Lewis B., and Mrs. Hazel Rayburn, all of Grundy Center, Mrs. Millie Tharp, of Winfield, Kansas, and Mrs. Opal Schwenn of Marshalltown. He is survived also by the wife, two brothers, L. B. Canfield of Des Moines, George M. Canfield of Sheldahl, Iowa, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

The Canfield family lived in Grundy county continuously except for three years when they resided at Villisca, Iowa. They came to Grundy Center in 1895 when Mr. Canfield opened a harness shop. Later he enlarged his business by adding a stock of shoes. He was an honest dealer and established and held a good patronage during the 39 years that he was engaged in business here. He remained in one line of business longer than any other Grundy Center business man now living.

A little more than three years ago he suffered a stroke which left him an invalid. He suffered another stroke on Wednesday, the 54th anniversary of their marriage, and passed peacefully away ten days later.

He was affiliated with the I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Modern Woodmen. The chief interest of his life outside he was a life-long member, faithful in his attendance of the services, gladly bearing a responsible part, at one time a class leader, and for many years as a member of the Official Board. He was a man who had a high regard for duty, and held very strong convictions concerning the obligations of Christian men.

The funeral service was held Feb. 12, 1934, by his pastor, Rev. James B. Bird, in the church where he worshiped so many years. A quartet sang "Saved by Grace" and "Crossing the Bar."

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 February 1934, pg 12


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