Hedge, Arthur S. 1841-1926
HEDGE, HILL, DONLEY
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/9/2012 at 20:20:38
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 nip bone 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 Humboldt 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. and 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.; Verne of Tyler, Minn.; Harry of Jackson, Minn.; Will of Mosco, Idaho; and Mrs. Frank Donley of Tracey, Minn.; also two children died in infancy.
In 1882 Mr. and Mrs. Hedge and the children then born, moved to Humboldt county, Iowa, and located on what is known as the old Hedge place west of Humboldt, where they continued to reside until Mrs. Ledge's death in 1888. Mr. Hedge continued
to live on the farm with his children until 1912 when he moved to Humboldt where he resided until he decided to make his home with his children.
Since that time he has had no settled residence, going from one home to another as his pleasure dictated. At the, time of his accident he was making his home with his daughter at Tracy, Minn.
Mr. Hodge was always affiliated with the Methodist though not a member. He had been a Mason for fifty three years, and the order had charge of the funeral. As stated, he was a veteran of the Civil War [Co. H, 9th Indiana]. Also was always at the head of affairs for the betterment of his community. He was on the first board Humboldt's creamery and held offices of his township for many years. He was universally respected and his judgment 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 by everyone who knew him.
Humboldt Obituaries maintained by Karen De Groote.
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