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John S. Holcomb (1849-1912)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/11/2017 at 19:14:23

From Nevada Representative November 15, 1912 (front page)

Death of J. S. Holcomb.

On Tuesday at about 1:50 P. M., J. S. Holcomb suddenly passed away after only a few hours illness. He had been down in the morning, getting his mail and transacting some business, and about 10:30 complained to someone that he was not feeling well so went hoe trying to get relief by the use of home remedies which were of no avail. A doctor was called just before dinner who examined him giving him some medicine, expecting same to benefit him shortly. A little dinner was eaten after which he sat in a rocking chair for about an hour then got up, went near the stove, standing there a bit, and finally went to the lounge to lie down, which he did, dying a few minutes later. He had been suffering off and on for about two years with heart trouble, but not until the last did they think it any thing serious.

The funeral was held at two o'clock this Friday afternoon at the Evangelical church of which he was a member, Rev. C. H. Stauffacher officiating. Interment was made in the Zearing cemetery.

From Nevada Representative November 22, 1912


John S. Holcomb was born at Otsego, Ohio Sept. 5, 1849 and died at his home in Zearing, Ia., Nov. 12, 1912 aged 88 yrs, 2 mo. 7 days. He came to this neighborhood in the summer of 1868 and has made this his home ever since. He was married May 30, 1883 to Miss Elvira Abbott, who with four brothers and two sisters besides other relatives and friends survive to mourn his sudden departure. [Unable to read the last two lines in his column.] on the evening of Feb. 25th and was baptized and united with the United Evangelical church the Sunday following. He was faithful in his attendance at the services of the church, being in his place the Sunday previous to his death.

We commend those who sorrow to a firm trust in God, who knows and doeth all things well. With strong hope of a brighter day by and by let us continue steadfast until we all meet in the Father's home beyond. Funeral was held Friday Nov. 15th 1912 at one o'clock at the United Evangelical church, Rev. C. H. Stauffacher officiating, after which interment was made in the Zearing cemetery.

The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of the entire community.


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