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HERON, John 1840 - 1925


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/10/2016 at 21:00:45

"The Fairfield Ledger"
August 28, 1925
Page 1, Column 6

Old Settler And Old Soldier Died At His Home In Lockridge Yesterday

John HERON, member of a pioneer Jefferson county family, and old soldier and a leading citizen of his community, died yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home in Lockridge. He had been in feeble health for some months and only last spring moved from the old homestead a half-mile north of Lockridge to a little home in that town where he lived with his sister, Miss Jessie HERON.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Lockridge Baptist church and will be in charge of Rev. E. C. Vanderpool. Interment will be in the Lockridge cemetery.

Mr. HERON was born in Clinton county, Pa., Oct. 24, 1840 and came to this county with the family in the spring of 1857. He enlisted in Company E, Second Iowa Infantry and served with distinction in that regiment, which was the first to leave the county for the war. He was in the battles of Ft. Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Atlanta and others.

He was a leader in his community and served the county as representative in the legislature of 1878. He was the captain of the Lockridge militia company, after the war, and was a prominent member of the Baptist church and the republican party. He was never married.

Among the out of town people here for the funeral are his nephew and niece Judge H. H. Carter and Miss Theresa Carter of Corydon.


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