EISENHOUR, Washington 1829-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/29/2016 at 14:11:38
This week the Dispatch has the task of chronicling the death of the oldest resident of Grundy Center, Mr. Washington Eisenhour. Not only was he the oldest resident of the town but also of the county, and it is stated that he was one of the oldest church members in the entire state.
Mr. Eisenhour passed away at his home last Wednesday night, March 24, after five weeks of illness caused by a severe cold and old age. Up until the time of his last illness he had been in unusually good health for a person of his advanced years.
Washington Eisenhour was born in York county, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1829, and was at the time of his death in his 91st year. On December 25, 1856, he was united in marriage to Margaret McCune, and in 1875 the family removed from Pennsylvania to Carroll, Ill., where they resided for six years. In 1881 they again started westward, settling on a farm in Grundy county. Some years ago Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhour retired from the farm, moving into Grundy Center, which has since been their home.
Besides the aged wife and mother, there are ten living children--five boys and five girls--22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren to mourn the loss of this relative. The children are: Andrew, of Saginaw, Mich.; Henry and Will, living in this city; Amos, of Albert Lea, Minn.; Edward, of Mindon, Neb.; Mrs. Elizabeth Seiblist, Bertha, Minn.; Mrs. Emma Morris, Austin, Minn.; Margaret Geitor, Grundy Center; Mrs. Jessie Crippen, Bertha, Minn.
The funeral services were held from the late home of the deceased at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Fred P. Fisher, of the Methodist church, and the interment made in the Clark cemetery.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 March 1920, pg 6
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