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Lewis Calvin McKibben (1929)


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Date: 12/5/2006 at 16:28:38

Winterset Madisonian – January 10, 1929
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Death of L. C. McKibben

L. C. McKibben died at his home at Macksburg at 11 o’clock Saturday evening. He was 87 years of age and would have celebrated his 88th birthday in six more days, January 11th. He was a Civil war veteran and was the last member of the post at Macksburg. He was born at Clinton county, Ohio, January 11, 1841, the son of Joseph and Mary McKibben.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at one o’clock at the Baptist church at Macksburg. Mr. McKibben had made his home at Macksburg for more than twenty-five years. He lived for a short time in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, but had lived in Iowa the most of his life. He is survived by two sons, Charles, of Greenfield, and Arthur, of Rock Island, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred Bonhan and Mrs. Will Reed, of Macksburg. Mrs. Abner Black, of Winterset, is his only sister living.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
January 17, 1929 – page 3

Lewis Calvin McKibben

Lewis Calvin McKibben, son of Joseph and Mary McKibben, was born in Clinton county, Ohio, January 11, 1841, and passed away at his home in Macksburg, Iowa, January 6, 1929, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 25 days.

When a young man he moved with his parents to Knox county, Illinois. When Lincoln called for volunteers, he enlisted in Co. K, 55th Illinois regiment and served under the command of General Grant until he was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. Being unable for future services he was honorably discharged on June 17, 1864.

He was united in marriage to Susan E. Smith. To this union was born one son, Charles E., of Greenfield. His wife died September 23, 1872.

His parents having moved to Madison county, Iowa, Mr. McKibben also came to this county to take up the life of a pioneer. On October 29, 1878, he was united in marriage to Jemima Conner. To this union were born one son and two daughters, Arthur, of Rock Island, Illinois; Mrs. Fred Bonham, of Macksburg, and Mrs. Will Reed, of Winterset. His second companion preceded him in death April 22, 1920.

Besides his immediate family he leaves to mourn their loss, two granddaughters and one sister, Mrs. Abner Black, of Winterset, a number of their relatives and a host of friends.

He had satisfactorily filled many social and government positions. In 1875, he and his wife united with the Christian church and in later years united with the Baptist church, being elected as a senior deacon, which he filled until his death. Uncle Lew, as all had learned to call him, was always interested in the upbuilding of the spiritual and moral welfare of his community and commanded the confidence and respect of all who knew him.

Rev. I. Ossman, of Winterset, conducted the funeral services at the Baptist church in Macksburg, assisted by the Rev. Alexander, of the M. E. church. The male quartet sang three selections. The Corps of Macksburg took part in the services. Burial was made in the Moon cemetery.

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