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David Jones Abrams (1923)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 2/28/2007 at 21:11:02

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
March 1923


The death of David J. Abrams occurred on March 23, 1923, at his home in Winterset. Mr. Abrams had lived in Madison County for nearly 60 years, 50 years being spent in Douglas township on one farm.

Mr. Abrams had been losing his eyesight for several years. He was a devoted church man and enjoyed his church relations.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. B. Chancellor. Burial took place in Winterset cemetery.

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, March 29, 1923
Page 7, Columns 5 & 6

David J. Abrams, son of John and Mary Abrams, was born in Licking county, Ohio, March 14, 1841 and died at his home in Winterset, March 23, 1923, aged 82 years and 9 days. He moved with his parents to Iowa when four years of age. On Feb. 25, 1864 he was united in marriage to Lydia James, and to this union were born five children, two of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Leona, died May 22, 1903.

Mr. Abrams and family lived on one farm in Douglas township for 50 years. He moved to Winterset in the fall of 1913, where he continued to reside until the end.

He united with the Church of Christ during the winter of 1913 and remained steadfast and loyal unto death. He was always to be found in his place in the Bible school and church services as long as he was physically able to attend.

He leaves to hold him in cherished memory, the wife, one son, John; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Wight, all of Winterset; a twin brother of Osceola who was unable to attend the funeral service because of illness, and one grandson, Wallace Wight of Winterset. A large circle of staunch friends was also gained by Mr. Abrams, who linger to hold him in treasured memory.

Funeral services were conducted from the Church of Christ by E. B. Chancellor Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in the Winterset cemetery.

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