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Aaron McKinzie (1905)

FIELDS, KNOWLES, MCKINZIE, SHAFFER

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 2/5/2010 at 08:27:24

Winterset Reporter
Thursday, June 29, 1905
Page 1

Obituary

Aaron McKinzie was born February 18, 1835, in Macon county, Ill., where he lived with his parents until their death in 1839. He came to Iowa with his brother and sister in 1849. He was married in 1855 to Sarah E. Fields who died in 1857. In 1860 he married Miss Elizabeth Knowles who died in 1862. He was again married in 1866 to Miss Elizabeth J. Shaffer who died in 1888. To these unions were born fourteen children, twelve of whom are living. He has been making his home with his son Frank in this city since 1900, but for the past ten months has been an inmate of the hospital at the Soldiers Home at Marshalltown, where he died Friday June 23, 1905. His remains arrived here Saturday evening and the funeral occurred at Macksburg Sunday, conducted by Rev. Cross.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, June 29, 1905
Page 5

Macksburg

The remains of Aaron McKinzie, who has for the past year been staying at the soldier's home at Marshalltown, were brought here on Saturday evening and the funeral services held at Macksburg, his former home on Sunday."

Aaron McKinzie was born on February 18, 1835 in Christian county, Illinois, and died at Marshalltown, Iowa, June 23, 1905. At 11 years of age he came to Iowa with a sister and made his home in Story county until 1858, when he came to Madison county.

In 1860 in answer to the President's call he enlisted and for 4 years and 7 months served his country.

Mr. McKinzie was married three times, his wives all having preceeded him to the life beyond. He leaves to mourn 7 boys and five girlsn several grandchildren and a host of friends.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Macksburg Sunday, June 25th at 3 p. m. (of which he was a member) counducted by the pastor, Rev. H. A. Cross , assisted by Rev. Trueblood of the M. E. church. A large congregation was in attendance and the house was not large enough to accommodate all. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place (Macksburg). The house was appropriately draped and decorated under the auspices of the W. R. C. assisted by the old soldiers, the pall bearers being from the boys of the sixties.


 

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