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Francis Marion Boswell

BOSWELL

Posted By: Steve Hols (email)
Date: 3/22/2017 at 17:29:37

Died at the residence of his father, 2 miles east of Oskaloosa, Friday morning, February 4, 1870, of consumption, Francis Marion Boswell, aged 28 years, three months and four days.

The deceased was born in Wayne County Indiana, and had been for many years a residence of this county he was a printer by occupation, learned his trade in the office of the Oskaloosa times some 12 years ago, worked for several years in this office and at one time publisher of the Guthrie the Vedette. At the first call for troops in 1861 he offered his services, and marched to the field with Capt. Warrens company H., Third Iowa infantry. He served about a year when his health failing, he was discharged, but again in 1863 he reenlisted in the fourth Iowa Calvary, and serve to the end of the war, receiving a wound in Wilson's raid, that cut off one finger. He was much loved by his comrades and acquaintances, and his loss will be mourned by all.

Marion was not a member of any church, but for some weeks before he died was much concerned about his soul's salvation and expressed a belief that he had made peace with his maker. Almost his last words were otherations to his companion in life to embrace the true religion. He leaves a wife and one child, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was buried on Sunday last, at the friends burying ground, east of town.- Herald

(From the Eddyville Tribune, Saturday, February 12th, 1870, as copied from the Oskaloosa Herald)


 

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