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Bailey G. Street

STREET, PURCELL, HAINES, KING

Posted By: volunteer (email)
Date: 11/25/2007 at 21:49:42

From the Hesper news in the January 15, 1917 issue of the Decorah Republican

Mrs. S.A. Tweeten (Tweten) of Ivanhoe, Minnesota, was a visitor in Hesper last week, having been called here by the illness and death of her father B. G. Street.

About the year 1836 a colony, mostly Friends, settled at Salem, Ohio. With this company of pioneers came Aaron and Elizabeth Street, and it was there on August 20 5, 1844, that their son, B.G. Street was born. Twelve years later the family moved to Winneshiek County settling first at Springwater and later near Hesper. In 1866, the parents moved to Jasper County Missouri, followed the next year by Bailey. In 1868 he was married to Mary J. Purcell. This union proved a most happy one being blessed with six children, four of whom survive.

In 1874 he went to Oregon, returning to Hesper a year later, where with the exception of two years spent on a farm in North Dakota, he has made his home. Although having the meager advantages of the new country, he acquired a good common school education and taught several terms of school. Of a deeply religious nature, he early evinced aninterest in church work. As teacher and superintendent of the Sabbath school and other forms of religious work he has for many years been active in the Friends Church at this place. The devoted wife passed away five years ago. During his later years he has been tenderly cared for in the home of his son Oscar. The surviving children are Mrs. Rosella Tweten of Ivanhoe Minnesota, Oscar L. of this place, John J. of Elkader and Alfred B. of Cleveland, Ohio. He also leaves two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Eunice S. King of Crete, Nebraska, Mrs. S. Haines of Hesper, North Dakota, David C. of Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, Lindley M. of Minneapolis and John of Northfield, Minnesota, besides grandchildren and other more distant relatives. All the children were with him at his death. Funeral services were held at the Friends Church Thursday afternoon at one o'clock with Reverend Hutchins in charge.

From the obituary section in the same issue: B.G. Street was born near Salem, Iowa, on Aug. 29, 1844, and died at a Hesper, Iowa, on January 15, 1917.

His education was received in the common schools of Winneshiek County, where he live during the greater part of his life. He was a lifelong member of the Friends Church, and is active in all forms of church and Sunday school work. He was identified with every movement to pertain to the general welfare of the people.

For many years he was engaged in raising small fruit and also in the nursery business. He was a member of the Winneshiek County Horticultural Society and until recent years took an active part in its work. Those attending the funeral from a distance, were his brother John Street of Northfield, Minnesota, Mrs. S.A. Tweten of Ivanhoe, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. John Street of the Elkader and A.B. Street of Cleveland, Ohio.


 

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