Armfield, Wesley 1842-1898
Posted By: Plymouth County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/15/2003 at 20:29:11
LeMars Sentinel, Monday, October 10, 1898: "Sudden death from heart disease. The community received a shock on Saturday on learning of the death of Wesley Armfield, one of the old residents of LeMars, which occurred very suddenly at his home on Franklin Street at about half past five. He called his wife, who got up to prepare breakfast, and he remained in bed. When she went to tell him breakfast was ready, she found that he was dead. He had been in his usual health, which was not of the best of late years, but had made no complaint. Heart disease is ascribed as the cause.
The deceased was 56 years of age, having been born near Tipton, Indiana, on May 24, 1842. He served through the late war from '61 to '65 and took an active part in several bloody engagements, being a member of Company G First United States Sharpshooters. He has been a resident of LeMars for the past twenty-five years with the exception of two short intervals when he returned to Wisconsin for a brief time. For a number of years he has been employed with the firm of M A. Moore & Co. He was a good citizen and neighbor and enjoyed the friendship and esteem of a large number of the community in which he lived so long.
He was twice married. His second wife to whom he was wedded in 1882, survives him and two sons and a daughter who reside at Montfort, Wisconsin. The latter were informed by telegraph of the death.
The funeral was held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the house on Franklin Street."
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