Jeffers, Newton I. 1867-1907
Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 4/19/2005 at 17:30:48
From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 19, 1907, Page 4, Column 5:
Death of Newton Jeffers.
Newton I. Jeffers died at his home on Franklin street on Thursday morning at six o'clock, after a two weeks' illness of appendicitis. The news of his death was a shock to his many friends, as although it was known he was ill, his condition was not known to them to be so serious. Mr. Jeffers, who has been soliciting subscriptions for the Sentinel newspaper in the county, came home two weeks ago and complained of feeling unwell. Later he became worse and the doctors diagnosed his illness as appendicitis.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at one o'clock at the house and at the First Methodist church at half past one and from there the remains will be taken to the Crathorne cemetery for interment near the old Jeffers homestead.
Newton Jeffers was born at Cedar Rapids on July 14, 1867. His parents came to Plymouth county in 1872 and homesteaded land in Johnson township and Newton spent his boyhood on the farm and attended the country school. He was united in marriage on March 7, 1892, with Miss Nettie Faull, who with four children mourn the loss of a loving husband and an affectionate father. He also leaves a mother, three brothers and a sister. The brothers are Will of Seney, and Frank and Orson, who live near Ruble on a farm. The sister, Mrs. Boyer, lives at Colfax, N. D. (Note--Richland Co. N. D.)
Mr. Jeffers was engaged in the painting and paperhanging business. During the past few months he was employed by the LeMars Printing company as canvasser and was faithful and energetic in his work. Mr. Jeffers was imbued with strong religious convictions. While attending school at Morningside he became affiliated with the Methodist church of which he has been a member ever since and strove to live the higher and better life. When told he could not live he desired to die at peace with all men and asked pardon if he had ever intentionally wronged any man in thought or deed. He passed peacefully away fortified by his belief in a better life to come and the mercy of an all wise Creator.
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