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Furman, John M. (1839-1931)

FURMAN, REESE, CARPENTER, DAVISSON

Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 10/16/2021 at 17:10:00

From Nevada Evening Journal November 27, 1931 (page 1)

GRANDFATHER OF LOCAL WOMAN DEAD

JOHN M. FURMAN, 92, CIVIL WAR VETERAN AT ELDORA ANSWERED "TAPS"

When Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Davisson and family drove to Eldora Thanksgiving morning to spend the day at the home of relatives, they were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Davisson's grandfather, the venerable John M. Furman, 92 of that neighborhood.

Eldora, Nov. 27--John M. Furman, 92, civil war veteran and one of the earliest settlers of Eldora, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. N. N. Reese, here at midnight Thursday morning of infirmities of age. The death of Mr. Furman leaves only three surviving civil war veterans in this town, D. W. Turner, F. B. Wakeman and James Hayden.

Mr. Furman had been a resident of Eldora almost continuously since 1855, except for two years spent in the Union army during the civil war and a short time spent in Winnebago county He was born in 1839 in Furman Town, or Gaines, Potter county, Pennsylvania, and came to Hardin county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Furman.

He served two years during the civil war as a member of the First Iowa Cavalry seeing service in a prominent member of the local G. A. R. post before it surrendered its charter a few years ago.

Mr. Furman was a cabinet worker by trade and also was employed at various times in several stores of this city in an early day. He served six years as assessor of Eldora and also was a member of the school board for a time. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Reese and Mrs. N. S. Carpenter, both of Eldora, and two sons, Mark, of Granger and J. N. , Chicago, Ill.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30.


 

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