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Arthur S. Hedge


Posted By: Nedra Bennett (email)
Date: 12/7/2002 at 18:31:19

Arthur S. Hedge was born in Hayden, Indiana in the year 1841, and died at a hospital in Tracy, Minn., Thursday, Sept 2, 1926. Death was primarily caused by a fracture of the hipbone when he fell on a walk in the yard of his daughter with whom he was making his home, pneumonia setting in a few days later as he lay in the hospital recovering from the fracture. The body was brought to Humbolt for burial, the service being held from the Methodist church here and conducted by Rev. Richards, the remains laid to rest in Union cemetery Sunday Sept. 5.

Arthur S. Hedge was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Hedge. As stated, he was born in Hayden, Indiana in the year 1841, where he grew to manhood and attended the local schools. He enlisted in the Union Army and saw service during the rebellion being mustered out at the close of the war with an honorable discharge.

In 1869 he was united in marriage with Miss Mattie M. Hill, and to them seven children were born. They were Fred S. of Jackson, Minn.; Vern of Tyler, Minn.; Harry of Jackson, Minn.; Will (or Wilt) of Moscow, Idaho; and Mrs. Frank Donley of Tracy,Minn.;also two children died in infancy.

In 1882 Mr. & Mrs. Hedge and the children then born, moved to Humbolt County, Iowa and located on what is known as the old Hedge place west of Humbolt where they continued to reside until Mrs. Hedges death in 1888. Mr. Hedge continued to live on the farm with his children until 1912 when he moved to Humbolt where he resided until he decided to make his home with his children. At the time of his accident he was making his home with his daughter in Tracy, Minn.

Mr. Hedge was always affiliated with the Methodist Church, though not a member. He had been a Mason for 53 years, and the order had charge of the funeral. As stated he was a veteran of the Civil War. Also he was always the head of affairs for the betterment of his community. He was on the first board for Humbolt's first creamery and held the offices of this township for many years. He was universally respected and his judgement was always looked up to. He was a man whose life left a wholesome effect on those he came in contact with, and his children are all good men and women and have raised good families--which is the supreme test of any human being.

His death ended an honorable and enviable life and his loss will be felt among not only his relatives, but everyone who knew him.

Rev. Richards notored to Havelock Sunday where he occupied the pulpit at the Methodist Church, returning here in the afternoon to officate at the funeral for Arthur S. Hedge who passed away in Minnesota.

(Handwritten on the clipping of the obituary was the following poem)
Life's race well run
Life's task well done
Life's crown well won
Now comes rest

(spelling of author's name may be incorrect)


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