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Obituary ~ Gilbert W. Jenree
December 02, 1825 ~ April 04, 1911
The Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, April 13, 1911
GILBERT W. JENREE, was born in Clearfe (sic) County, New York, Dec. 2, 1825, and passed away at his home in Leon, Iowa, April 4th, 1911, at the ripe old age of 85 years, 4 months and two days.
Mr. JENREE came to Iowa about the year 1851, thus giving him a residence in this state of about 59 years. In 1862 he enlisted in the army of the United States as a private in company A 1st Regiment Iowa Vol. Cavalry. He served his country in this capacity for about fifteen months when on Nov. 2, 1863, he was discharged.
He leaves to mourn his departure a loved companion [Sarah McBURNEY] and five children, Mrs. ELIZA K. CRAIG, of Leon; Mrs. ELLA K. THARP, of Grand Island, Neb.; Mrs. IDA WALKER, of St. Joseph, Mo.; FRANK, of Gary, Indiana and CLARENCE IVAN, of St. Joseph, Mo.
For many years the deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, though for some time physically unable to attend the services. During the past several weeks his mind seemed to be turned in an especial devotional manner and during his last days much of his time was spent in reading the Word of God and in prayer. Surely a most blessed way to spend one's last days on earth.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
December 1, 2009