Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/9/2012 at 20:48:27
Humboldt County Republican
OBITUARY OF CHARLES JARVIS
Bradgate, Iowa, November 5, 1899 the death of Chas. Jarvis, one of Humboldt Countie's oldest and
most respected citizens. He was born England, East Brent, Summershire, September 14th, 1836, and was 63 years 1 month and 21 days at the time of his death. Mr. Jarvis came to America when he was sixteen years old, worked at the painters trade in New York for a time, then came to Indiana, making his home with a doctor and where he married to Charity Vanatta, September 18th, I860, when they came to Iowa the following January '61 and took a homestead and resided on It the exceptions of three years he served in the Civil war and the last year and a half living in town. He enlisted December I5th, 1863, in 4th Iowa Calvary, Company B. He has the bloody battle field and knew what it was to have a comrad fall beside him, and when the victory was won came home to his loved ones, laid down the musket, took up the battle for Christ and served him to the end. He united with the M. E. Church at Rolfe in '06 and ever since has and trusted in the power and love of God, and was prepared when the time came for him to depart to his home beyond the skies. He leaves a wife and five children, all grown and married, two girls and three boys, two boys having died before, one in babyhood, the other in manhood, beside these are two brothers who live at Rolfe. Mr. Jarvis was a man whom you could ask for advice on most any subject. In politics he was interested but did not devote his entire time, but added quite an influence to his side. He will be missed by the church almost as much as in the home, for there was where he lent his presence and his help.
The funeral services were conducted from the M. E Church at Bradgate, by Rev. Mr. Cole a member of the Humboldt G. A. R. assisted by Mr. Jeffries. It was one of the largest funerals held in Bradgate, many coming from distance to pay their last respects to one who has made lives better and brighter for having lived. The text was taken from Heb. 11:4 “And by it he being dead, yet speaketh,” was very appropriate, and the G.A.R. ladi away another comrade to rest in Union Cemetery.
One by one they are gathering home, and may we look to Him who doeth all things well and say; "Thy will O Father and not mine.”
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