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IVINS, Alexander M. 1844-1920


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/29/2016 at 16:20:50

A. M. Ivins Dies At Cedar Rapids

Mr. A. M. Ivins, who went to Cedar Rapids for a visit with one of his sons a few weeks ago, passed away at that place Sunday, following an operation. His daughter, Mrs. Carrie Morrison, went to Cedar Rapids last week to be with her father, and was there at the time of his death.

Mr. Ivins was an old resident of Grundy county and has made his home in Grundy Center for a number of years. Mrs. Morrison has been keeping house for him since the death of her mother. He had not been feeling in the best of health during the past few months, and had been in Cedar Rapids with his son, Dr. Harry Ivins. It was decided to operate for prostatic trouble, from which he failed to rally.

The body was brought back to Grundy Center Tuesday morning, and the funeral services were held from the late home of the deceased at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A more extended mention and obituary will be published next week.

--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 April 1920, pg 6


A. M. Ivins

The following is the obituary of the late Mr. A. M. Ivins, whose death in a Cedar Rapids hospital was briefly mentioned in the Dispatch last week:

Alexander Morgan Ivins died in St. Luke's hospital, Cedar Rapids, at 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, April 18th, 1920. He submitted to an operation a few days before with little hope, however, that it would bring him much relief, even should he survive the ordeal. He had suffered so much in the last months that he went to the hospital bravely and hopefully.

Mr. Ivins was born in Indiana, October 18th, 1844. He early learned the harness markers' trade and followed it the most of his life. He came west in an early day and located at Steamboat Rock, Iowa, which was then a thriving little business center. He was married on his 25th birthday, October 18th, 1869, to Miss Pauline M. Johnson. She passed away at their home in this city, July 5th, 1917. The family came to Grundy Center in 1884, which has since that time, with the exception of a few years spent in Iowa Falls, been their home.

Four children came to bless this home. They are Mrs. Carrie Morrison, of this city; Georgia, who died at 4 years of age; Dr. Harry Ivins a specialist at Cedar Rapids; and Clarence Ivins, in business at Sault St. Marie, Mich.

Mr. Ivins was a member of the Masonic lodge. In his early life he united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He was conscious up to the very last moments of his life, expressed his faith in God, and was willing and ready if necessary to take the long journey into the beyond.

The remains were brought here Tuesday morning accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. Morrison, and son, Dr. and Mrs. Ivins of Cedar Rapids, and James Black.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the late home of Mr. Ivins, Rev. Fred Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Clark cemetery.

Those who were present at the funeral from out of town besides the relatives mentioned were: Mrs. Bigelow, of Marshalltown; Mrs. Fannie Whiting and son, Herbert, of Eldora.

--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 April 1920, pg 1


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