Hardy Dugger (1849-1923)
DUGGER, WADDELL, KIGHT, GRUDGINGS, WILSON
Posted By: Kate Hite (email)
Date: 5/15/2020 at 23:40:14
Death of Hardy Dugger
Hardy Dugger, son of Stewart and Elizabeth Dugger, was born in McCoupin county, Illinois, on August 25, 1849, and died April 6, 1923, aged 73 years, 7 months and 12 days. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1852 and settled in Keokuk County, where he has spent his entire life. He was married to Edna Cora Waddell on August 1, 1872. To this union seven children were born, four boys and three girls, one daughter, Bertha, dying in infancy. His wife passed away October 14, 1894, leaving him with a family of six to raise. He, together with Gertrude and Rex, lived on the farm until in June, 1919, Rex was taken away, and as their health began to fail they gave up the farm work and moved to What Cheer, where they resided until September 30, 1922, when Gertrude passed away. After that he made his home with his son, Brose, on the old home place until he was called home to meet his loved ones who had gone on before. He united with the Methodist church at Springfield during a revival meeting conducted by Rev. Kight, some 35 years ago. He has lived a faithful, useful life and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. This was proven by the concourse of friends who followed him to his last resting place in Rice cemetery. Those left to mourn the loss of a loving father are Brose, Robert, and Mrs. T.P. Grudgings of What Cheer and Roy of Gibson; also 12 grandchildren and 10 great-granchildren, one sister, Mary E. Wilson of What Cheer and one brother, John of Nebraska. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kight of Des Moines. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet from Delta.
Card of Thanks. We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to those of our neighbors and friends who in any way helped in the care during the sickness, and after the death of our father. We also want to express our gratitude for the song service and floral offerings. THE FAMILY. (Source and date unknown).
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