MEESTER, Jacob T. 1872-1946
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/11/2017 at 12:03:51
Jacob T. Meester Dies Of Heart Attack In Car
Was Driving With His Son When Attack Came As He Was Making A Turn On The Highway
Jacob T. Meester, who had spent his entire life in Grundy county, died very suddenly about nine o'clock Monday morning as he was on his way to Fern. He was driving. His son Ted was with him. They planned to go to Fern and to the farm of the son Henry, where Ted expected to help in the harvest field for the day.
As they were making the turn at the Abels corner a mile east of the Colfax Presbyterian church and a quarter of a mile north of the Meester home, the attack came on suddenly. The car which had been going slowly to make the turn ran into a telephone post and stopped. Mr. Meester lived only a few minutes after he was removed from the car. A doctor was sent for, but death had come before he arrived. The body was taken to the Beving funeral home at Wellsburg.
Mr. Meester's sudden death came as a severe shock to the community in which he spent all of his life. The shock was all the greater for the family because it came to them so unexpectedly. Mr. Meester had been in good health continually. He had eaten a good breakfast and was apparently feeling well and in the best of spirits when he left his home in the morning. During the past five years he did no active farm work. He built a modern cottage on his farm five years ago in which he and his wife have been making their home. The larger farm house is occupied by his son Tom and family and by the son Ted. The sons have been looking after the operation of the farm.
Was Born in Colfax Twp.
Mr. Meester was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meester. He was born on a farm in the north part of Colfax township and remained there with his parents until he was married. He would have been 74 years old had he lived until the 17th of October.
Jacob Meester and Cente Clauson were married at Peoria, Ill., February 22nd, 1899. They began housekeeping on the Meester farm in north Colfax township. They lived there until 24 years ago when they moved to their farm about a quarter of a mile west and a mile north of Holland.
Mr. and Mrs. Meester had five children. The oldest of the children died in infancy. Surviving are the wife, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Tom and Theodore, who live on the home place and Henry who lives five miles north of Grundy Center. Mrs. Clyde Patterson, the daughter, lives north of Grundy Center. There are 6 grandchildren.
Funeral Services Today
Funeral services will be at the home at one o'clock Thursday afternoon and later at the Linnemann church west of Fern. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining this church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 July 1946, pg 1
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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