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Attrill, Henry "Harry" 1850 - 1940


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/29/2010 at 15:55:23

LeMars Globe-Post
Thursday, October 24, 1940

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Afternoon

Harry Attrill, 90, a retired farmer who has resided most of his life in Plymouth county in the vicinity of Merrill, died Tuesday afternoon in the home of a son, Fred Attrill, of near Merrill, from infirmities of advanced age.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Brethren Church at Adaville. Interment will be in a cemetery there. Rev. Charles Cox of Walthill, Neb., will officiate.

Born April 14, 1850, in England, Mr. Attrill came while a young man to the United States, settling in the early days near Merrill.

Surviving, besides Fred, are two other sons, G. E., of Sioux City, and Ben of Whittier, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Oaks of Alcester, S.D., and Mrs. G. L. Bryan of Elk Point; 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
[Another Obituary]

Harry Attrill, 90, retired farmer and resident of Plymouth county since, the early seventies, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Fred Attrill, near Merrill, from Infirmities of age.

Mr. Attrill was born In Liverpool, England, April 14, 1850, and came to America when a youth and settled on a farm near Merrill where he farmed during the active years of his life in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood.

He was married to Esther Stinton, a member of another pioneer family, in Johnson Township, who passed away In 1917. Since her death he made his home with his son for twenty years.

He leaves three sons and two daughters, Ernest Attrill of Sioux City, Ben C. Attrill, El Monte, Calif., Fred Attrill of Merrill, Mrs. Ray Oaks and Mrs. G. L. Bryan of Alcester, S. D., seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

One daughter, Caroline, preceded him in death.

Funeral This Afternoon

The funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the United Brethren church at Adaville. Rev. Charles Cox of Walthill, Neb., will conduct the service and interment will be made in the Adaville Cemetery.

Six grandsons will be pallbearers: Leonard, Harry and Lloyd Attrill, Harold, Clyde and Howard Bryan.

Mr. Attrill through his long residence in the county, was widely known, especially among the older residents and was popular in a large circle of acquaintance who recall his hospitality and friendly disposition.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, pg. 1
Friday, October 25, 1940
Le Mars, Iowa


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