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Charles Sutherland 1858-1950

SUTHERLAND, CAMERON, RUMMELL

Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 1/26/2022 at 07:40:04

9 February 1950 - The Anamosa Journal

SCOTCH GROVE - Time ran out this week on Charles A. Sutherland, pioneer.

He died Sunday morning at Mercy hospital, Anamosa, at the age of 91. In 1946, he had told a reporter, "I'm going to live to be a hundred; my grandfather did it, and I'm mighty proud of him."

But the infirmities of age overcame the spirit and the zest for living of "Charlie" Sutherland. He had been in failing health for several weeks.

Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at Presbyterian church near Scotch Grove, Rev. Barney C. Crockett, Anamosa conducting. Interment was in the nearby cemetery. Goettsch Funeral home handled arrangements.

Casket bearers were Frank Himebaugh, Ray Sanford, Fred Miles, Dillon Hall, Roy Weighels and Lloyd Collier.

Mr. Sutherland was one of the last survivors of the original Scottish-colony settlers at Scotch Grove. He had operated a lumbermill there, planted evergreen seedlings at the old Scotch Grove nursery and farmed until he moved to Anamosa over 20 years ago.

He was able to recall an incident when, as a boy he saw the Indian maiden, Anamosa, for whom the county seat was named.

Mr. Sutherland was born in Scotch Grove township June 20, 1858. He lived there until he moved to Anamosa in 1925 with the exception of three years in Nebraska. He was the son of William and Henrietta Esby Sutherland.

His grandfather, Donald Sutherland, had brought the Sutherland family to Iowa in 1838, in a train of 40 oxcarts. They bought their land around Scotch Grove, gave the place its name, built a large log house in which the entire colony spent their first winter here. On the way down from the Red River colony in Canada, his mother had a leg broken in an accident. She was placed on a raft and floated down the Mississippi river. The entire trip took six months.

In the spring, his grandfather cut a plow from a tree and used it to cultivate gardens. Mr. Sutherland's great-uncle built the first courthouse in Jones county. It was of logs, cost $140, and stood at Edinburg, east of the present county home.

While in Nebraska, Mr. Sutherland was married to Jennie Cameron. They had six children, two of whom are living: Perry Sutherland and Mrs. Earl (Nellie) Rummell, both of Anamosa. There are four grandchildren, Shirley Ann, Billy and Perry Sutherland, jr., and Robert Sutherland Rummell, Wenatchee, Wash. Also surviving are two great grandchildren and Miss Donna Mitchell who makes her home with the Rummels. Mrs. Sutherland died Feb. 5, 1941.


 

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