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Heald, Alfred W. 1851- 1943


Posted By: Wilma J. VandeBerg - volunteer (email)
Date: 4/8/2020 at 10:21:43

Hawarden Independent of May 11, 1943


A. W. Heald, one of the earliest settlers of Calliope, passed away Sunday in the Masonic home in Denver, Colo.

For a number of years Mr. Heald had lived with his son, Clifford Heald, but five or six months ago be entered the Masonic home for care. Due to his advanced age, he had been in failing health for some time. His remains are being shipped to Hawarden and will arrive on the 4:45 Northwestern train this afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at the Ross 'Funeral home at 5 o'clock this afternoon with the Masonic lodge in charge. Interment will be made in Grace Hill cemetery.

Alfred W. Heald, son of Samuel and Jane Heald, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, July 2, 1851, and so was past 92 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Calliope with his parents, two brothers, and three sisters Nov. 1, 1870, in a covered wagon drawn by an ox team. Calliope then consisted of two log cabins and three or four frame shacks, none of which could scarcely accommodate another person, let alone a family of seven. The first night the family camped out. Immediately they set about and erected a shack on the banks of the Sioux river, where they spent the first winter.

He grew to young manhood in Hawarden and was united in marriage with Rose Winters April 25, 1872. To this union were born 12 children, five of whom, Levi, Walter, Bert, John and Lelia, preceded him in death. The children of this union who survive him are A. G. Heald of Hawarden, Ed of Silverton, Ore., Mrs. Alice Vander Viven and Ray Heald of Los Angeles, Calif., Clyde and Clifford Heald of Denver, Colo., and Rosa Helen, who was adopted by by aunt and lives in Massachusetts. The mother died in 1896 when her youngest child was a

Mr. Heald was in the hardware business for a time while living in this city and also worked at the carpenter trade for a number of years. He was married a second time and three children were born to this union, one of whom preceded him in death. His second wife died a number of years ago. During his earlier life in Colorado, he was a ranch man.

( Submtters note - See the Bio section of this page for a family history of the Healds.)


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