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Linzey A. Macumber (1917)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 3/15/2008 at 09:58:17

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, November 14, 1917


After a few hours of acute suffering, Lindsey A. Macumber died at his home in Webster township at nine o'clock Tuesday morning. He was taken in the night with a pain of a neuralgic nature, which probably reached the heart, causing his death.

His parents, John and Emily Macumber, were residents of Ohio, his mother dying at his birth. Sixty four years ago this month, John Macumber brought his family to Madison county, and entered land in Lincoln township, farming there until his death ten years ago. His son, Lindsey, has also followed farming, living in Lincoln township until 1897, moving to a farm near St. Charles for ten years. Since that time he has lived in Webster township.

His wife, the former, Emily Church, and three children, Clarence, Gile and Mrs. Oscar Fredrickson are left. Mr. Macumber being the last one of his family.

Funeral serices will be held in the Winterset Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, November 21, 1917
Page 1, Column 1

Linzey A. Macumber was born October 8, 1846 in Gallia county, Ohio, and died at Winterset, Madison county, Iowa, on November 13, 1917, aged seventy-one years, one month and five days. Mr. Macumber came to Madison county, Lincoln township, Iowa, October 29, 1853, in which county he has resided continuously with the exception of a few months.

He was united in marriage on April 6, 1872, to Miss Emily Church, to which union was given three children, Clarence, Gile E., and Callie Ethel, all of whom are now living in Madison county, Iowa. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Macumber resided in Lincoln Township for twenty-five years, then moved to St. Charles where they made their home until they moved to their present home six miles west of Winterset ten years ago.

Mr. Macumberís death came very sudden and unexpected. He leaves to mourn his departure besides his wife and three children mentioned above, for half brothers and one half-sister, namely George Macumber, of Ellsworth, Nebraska, and John Macumber, of Chadron, Nebraska, Edward Macumber, of El Reno, Oklahoma; Esther Ann Greer, of Winterset, Iowa, and Ellsworth Macumber; also a number of other more distant relatives and a host of friends living in and around Winterset, Iowa.

Mr. Macumber united with the Church of Christ in Christian Union 22 years ago, of which church he remained a member until the time of his death.

Mr. Macumber was an early settler in Madison County, Iowa, coming before the Civil War days when much of our two and three hundred dollar per acre land was open prairie. He thus grew up with the country and was known the country over.

His was a type fast passing for the characteristics brought out in early times in this county by the inability to secure doctors and nurses called into service the fine qualities of the departed, as he was ever ready and willing to respond to the call of the needy, and devoted much time and means to the alleviation of the suffering. No call for help was too hard or conditions to trying but that it met a ready response.

Linzey Macumber was a man of unusual sterling qualities in the matter of devotion in the home. And his integrity and honor among friends and business associates were characteristic of his entire life.


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