Easton, Samuel 1844-1910
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Date: 10/27/2009 at 21:09:57
December 8, 1910
Samuel Easton received the final summons at his home in this city, Monday
morning, December 5, 1910. Several weeks ago he was seriously afflicted with
heart trouble. After rallying from that, there ensured a complication of
pneumonia, and to this he succumbed.
Born at Rochester, N.Y., April 5, 1844, he attained the age of 66 years and
8 months. In his younger days he followed the butcher trade. He was a
veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in Company A., Twentieth Illinois
infantry volunteers, October 11, 1864, and receiving an honorable discharge
at Louisville, Ky., July 16, 1865. After the war he was located at Rutland,
Michigan. He married Betsy Peck, of that place, August 29, 1884, at
Hastings, Mich., who survives him.
Coming to Plymouth County about twenty-two years ago, they first lived on a
farm on the Broken Kettle, above Sioux City. A short time later they moved
onto a farm northeast of here, on Indian Creek. Later they moved to Akron
and this has since remained the family home.
Besides the wife, there survive four children, Bert, Nellie, Elmer and
Edward. He has one brother, Fred, at Dixon, Nebraska, who was here during
his last illness, and two sisters, one living in California.
The funeral was held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Killgore
preaching the sermon. The pallbearers were comrades of the deceased, John
Pendleton, E. Spittle, R.A. Broadbent, H. H. Port, W.A. Neal and Geo. Way.
Interment in Riverside cemetery.
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