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Best, Henry B. 1850-1915


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/3/2023 at 18:03:27

Best, Henry B. born May 6, 1850 married, died Mar 3, 1915 Hawarden, parents Simon Bert and Cathrine Keiner Source Sioux County death record.

See the obit of his wife Elvira Best Mrs. Henry 1849-1907 She was Elvira Wingrd born Aug 8, 1949. Mother of three children.

Hawarden Independent of Mar 4, 1915

Death of H. B. Best. Another Hawarden Business Man Counted a Victim of Pneumonia. H. B. Best, a well known Hawarden business man, died at his home in this city late Tuesday afternoon following an illness of about two weeks duration form pneumonia, at the age of 65 years. Mr. Bestís condition was considered very critical from the beginning of his illness, Although a few days prior to his death he seemed to be gaining strength and hopes for his recovery were held out for a time, but he suffered a relapse the first of the week and following this he decline was very rapid until the end came Tuesday.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist church in this city, conducted by Rev. C. H. Young and the remains were taken to Onawa IA this evening for Interment. The business places were closed during the funeral hour as to a mark of respect for the deceased. The Woodmen of the world attended the funeral in a body.

The deceased has been a resident of Hawarden for nearly ten years. For several years he conducted a bakery here but sold that business and with his son, Clarence Best started an ice cream factory here a short time later. From a small beginning, they have built up a large and lucrative business and the plant which is housed in their own new building is a model of cleanliness and efficiency. His business relations with people of this community were ever the most pleasant and his departure from this life will be keenly felt.

H. B. Best was born in Sugar Valley PA, May 8, 1839. When he was 19 years of age his people settled near Freeport IL. On April 6, 1876 he was united in marriage with Elvira Wingard and shortly thereafter moved to Iowa. The three children who were born to this union are Elmer C. Best of Aurora NE, Mabe Irene Eberle of Sioux City and Clarence T. Best of Hawarden.

Mrs. Best died in Hawarden Nov 14, 1907. Mr. Best united with the Evangelical church in his early hears and for many years was class leader of his church, often going for miles on horseback at night to lead meetings. A few years ago he untied with the Methodist church of this city. He was a consistent Christian, a good neighbor , a kind husband an father. For several ears he has been a worker in fraternal orders, including the Odd Fellows Woodman of the World and Modern Woodmen, and through these agencies made many warm friends.

On March 19 of last year he was untied in marriage with Mrs. Id M. Pratt, who survives to mourn the loss of a kind and thoughtful husband. The Independent voices the sincere sympathy of the community for the bereaved members of his family.


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