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Thomas Tolbert Cason (1906)


Posted By: Cay Merryman
Date: 7/24/2004 at 13:31:56

Newspaper Unknown
April 1906

Thomas Tolbert Cason was born in Fountain county, Indiana, March 1st, 1837 and died in Clarinda, Iowa, April 27, 1906, aged 69 years, 1 month and 26 days. He was one of a family of fifteen children and only two are living, Mrs. Lizzie Dunn, of Wick, Iowa and Mrs. Cholista Jordan of Thornton, Texas.

The deceased came to Madison county, Iowa, with his father's family when he was only nine years of age and settled upon the farm one mile from Bevington, which was in his possession at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Lois Tisdale in Sept. 1857, and to them were born
nine children, five of whom are living and were present at his funeral. Mrs. Mary E. King, Schaller, Iowa; Joshua J. Cason, Aberdeen, South Dakota; Mrs. Martha J. Leasure, Winterset, Iowa; William T. Cason, Des Moines, Iowa; and Barbara E. Cason, Winterset, Iowa.

For forty years he has been practically an invalid, while fifteen years ago he received a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. His mental powers became affected and for three years he had been an inmate of Clarinda hospital.

At times his mind was lucid and he was conscious just previous to the end of life, and being informed that he was dying he expressed himself as fully trusting in his Savious. Forty three years ago he united with the Christian church of Brush Ridge, Madison county, Iowa, where his membership remained until the building was destroyed by fire. In 1899 he united with the First Christian church at Winterset, Iowa.

His funeral was held at Blair Chapel where his remains were laid to rest. A large congregation of old friends assembled to pay respect to the life of a good man and the funeral was conducted by his former pastor Rev. L. E. Follansbee, of Des Moines, Iowa.


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