Darville, Henry 1823-1900
Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 3/14/2004 at 17:40:13
From the LeMars Sentinel, August 13, 1900:
Death of a Pioneer
Henry Darville, one of the oldest residents of Plymouth county,
passed peacefully away at his home in Fredonia township on Wednesday
after an illness of long duration. [date of death Wednesday, August 8, 1900]
The funeral services were held on Friday at the home of the
deceased and were attended by a large concourse of friends and
neighbors. The services at the house were conducted by Rev. R. Empy of
Seney and the services at the cemetery in LeMars were under the auspices
of the members of Mower Post G. A. R. of which organization the decedent
was an honored member. The cortege which followed the remains to the
grave from the home was very large evidencing the respect and esteem in
which the dead man was held by his neighbors and the community at large.
Henry Darville was a native of England and was born at Kingdon on
March 26, 1823. He was married to Miss Ann Carter and in 1856 they
emigrated to the western hemisphere, making their home in Canada for the
space of two years. They then moved to Genoa, Ill., where they lived
for several years. During the civil war Mr. Darville enlisted in
company O, 127th Illinois infantry in August, 1862, and remained in
service until peace was declared.
In 1871 the family came to Plymouth county and have ever since
lived here. The decedent leaves three sons and one daughter.
[correction per family member...this should read survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters]
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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