March, Littlefair 1842-1897
Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 11/9/2005 at 17:28:20
From the LeMars Sentinel, Monday, June 21, 1897, Page 3, Column 6:
Death of an Old Settler.
Littlefair March died at his residence in Seney Wednesday afternoon about 1 o'clock. The cause of death was a complication of diseases of long standing which had their origin from privations suffered during the civil war. The deceased was born in England on January 27, 1842, and came to the United States when a child. He came to Iowa twenty-four (years) ago and has lived in Seney for the past twenty-two years, where he has been in the general merchandise business. Mr. March served in the Ninth Illinois cavalry in teh war of '61-'65 and is a member of Mower Post, G. A. R. He leaves a widow and six children.
The funeral services were held at the house at Seney Friday at 1 p.m. and the remains brought to this city for interment in the city cemetery.
Last Wednesday, June 16, 1897, the grim monster, death tore from the loving embrace of family, relatives and friends Mr. Littlefair March. He was born in England January 27, 1842, emigrated to this country with his parents in 1844 and settled near Argyle, Wisconsin. On June 26, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth Cook, who survives him. Their union was blest with six children, four girls and two boys, all of whom are living to mourn their loss. Mr. March enlisted in Company H 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry during the latter part of the war, received an honorable discharge October 31, 1865. Deceased came to this part of the country in an early day when the country was quite new and has lived in Seney ever since with the exception of a few years' residence in Kansas; had been in feeble health for several years, was confined to his bed from early in March until death came to relieve his sufferings. The funeral services were held in the house, conducted by Mower Post G. A. R., of which deceased was a member.
The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. The remains were taken to the LeMars cemetery and laid away to await the coming of the resurrection morn.
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