Harkness, Asa Sr. 1829-1912
HARKNESS, ANTHONY, PHILLIPS
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/13/2011 at 13:12:52
February 29, 1912
Asa Harkness, sr., a resident of this vicinity for about thirty years, died at his home in Akron at about 7:30 o’clock this (Thursday) morning, following an attack of pneumonia, aged 83 years. His wife and a large family of children survive, to whom the community offers its condolence. The obituary will appear in next week’s paper.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o’clock in the Baptist church.
Relatives here from a distance during his last illness were: David Harkness, a brother from Sutherland, Ia.; Mrs. W. E. Brady, of Platte, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. French, of Elk Point. A son, Joe Harkness, arrived today from Oklahoma.
March 14, 1912
Asa Harkness was born in Clinton county, New York, March 13, 1831
(correction birth year was 1829) and died at his home in Akron, Iowa,
February 29, 1912, following an illness of pneumonia. He moved with his
parents to Ohio when a boy and lived there until his 26th year. He was
married there to Liza Anthony, and to them one son, Joseph, was born, who
now lives in Oklahoma. His wife’s death occurred in 1855 and the following
year he came to Iowa, in which state he continued to reside until his death.
On March 1, 1857, he married Louisa Phillips, and to them nine children were
born, of whom the following survive: Mrs. Ruth Hoffman, James, George, Asa,
Ernest and Dellas Harkness, and Mrs. Fannie Williams, all of Akron and
vicinity; Mrs. Nellie Brady, of Platte, S.D. Besides the bereaved wife and
children, he also leaves two sisters and one brother, David Harkness, of
Sutherland, Iowa, and Mrs. McCandless, of Oklahoma. Mr. Harkness had lived
in Akron and vicinity for about thirty years and held the respect of all who
The funeral was held in Church of Christ, Dr. Kilgore, the Baptist pastor,
conducting the service. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS.
To the neighbors and friends who gave their assistance and sympathy during
the recent illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father, we
wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation.—Mrs. Asa Harkness and
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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