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Mansfield, John 1828 - 1907

MANSFIELD, NUGENT

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/11/2010 at 16:28:37

Last Thursday evening. October 24th, at about 5:30 o'clock, occurred the death of the oldest pioneer settler of Plymouth County. John Mansfield at his residence here on the westside. Death was due to old age.

Mr. Mansfield was born in Ireland. County Waterford, Jane 24, 1828 and at an early age in life came to this country in 1852 where he has since resided. He was a most prosperous farmer and a few years ago he his wife moved to town where they might spend their declining years in luxury and ease and enjoy the fruits of their hard labor, which they had labored so earnestly and faithfully for, so that they might live in ease when old age had crept upon them and the hard toils of labor laid aside.

He was kind loving husband and father and a generous good neighbor to all. His kind deeds and acts will long be remembered by his many friends. June 17, 1855 he was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Nora Nugent in Galens, Illinois. To this union ten children were born, all but one survive him and were all at his bedside when he passed to the world beyond where supreme life reigns forever.

The stricken wife and children who are left to mourn the loss of their precious one, have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were held Sunday morning at Ellendale, Rev. Father Connolly, of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Ellendale Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, showing the esteem and honor in which he was held. The flowers were beautiful and many. A large number of relatives from out of town were present at the funeral.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, October, 29, 1907
Le Mars, Iowa


 

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