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Arthur Ernest Jessup, Dr. (1944)


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 6/11/2007 at 11:59:15

Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa
January 26, 1944


Arthur Ernest, eldest son of Martin and Delvina Jessup, was born near what is now Macksburg, Iowa, Nov. 15, 1869, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Beymer in Diagonal, Iowa, Jan. 12, 1944.

He grew to young manhood in the home community being an early graduate of the Macksburg high school. He studied medicine in Des Moines and Iowa City, obtaining his M. D. degree in 1895. He was also a registered pharmacist. He started practice in medicine in Caledonia, Ia., and had been living in Diagonal for 35 years.

On March 2, 1896 he was married to Harriet Mekemson. They were the parents of four daughters and three sons, three daughters and a son surviving him.

Dr. Jessup was a member of the Diagonal Presbyterian church at the time of his death. He had been active in Christian work since boyhood.

Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Rev. Dale Jessup of Kansas City, Mo., three daughters, Mrs. Vera Beymer of Diagonal, Mrs. Ruth Greene of Hebron, N. D. and Miss Dorothy Jessup of Topeka, Kan., a sister, Mrs. Ella Myers of Escondido, Calif., and a brother, Lewis R. Jessup of Benning, Calif., nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. His parents and a sister, Mrs. Eunice Beard preceded him in death. Mrs. H. U. Garrett of St. Charles is a niece.

Burial was made in the Diagonal cemetery beside a son, Byron, who was accidentally killed in 1919.


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