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Britton, Jonathan Lyman 1833-1911


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/19/2006 at 20:44:43

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 28, 1911, Page 1, Column 1:

Jonathan Lyman Britton, for over thirty years a resident of Plymouth county, died at his home in Seney on Monday. He had been sick all winter with a complication of diseases, consequent on impaired powers and the weight of years, and a week before his death took to his bed, from which he never arose.

Mr. Britton was a native of New York state, having been born at Syracuse, Onondaga county, on August 19, 1833. He came to Iowa thirty years ago and located in Elgin township, this county. He is survived by a wife with whom he lived in wedded life for fifty-three years and four children, O. L. Britton, of Tyndall, South Dakota; Mrs. Wm. Randolph, of Rockham, South Dakota; Mrs. Wm. Jackson, of this city, and H. L. Britton, of Spencer, Iowa. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ricker, of Centrilla, Wash.

The funeral was held on Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Seney, Rev. W. Jeffers officiating. Mr. Britton was highly respected by his neighbors in the community where he has lived for so many years.

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 28, 1911, Page 2, Column 3:

Seney--Lyman Britton died at his home Monday morning about 10 o'clock after several months illness. His death, which came very suddenly, was a great shock to his wife, who was the only member of the family present at the time. The children, who are Mrs. Wm. Jackson, of LeMars; Mrs. Will Randolph, of Rockham, South Dakota; Harry, of Spencer, Iowa, and Ora (Orris Lyman), of Tyndall, South Dakota, were notified of his death and all arrived in time for the funeral , which was held Wednesday at 2:00. Services were held in the church, conducted by Rev. A. E. Stevens (this fact differs from the above account). Interment was made in the Seney cemetery by the side of his parents. The family have the sympathy of the entire community and neighborhood.


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