MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 12
submitted by Lynn McCleary, January 16, 2008
DEATH OF ADAM OGILVIE
Feb 65 (hand written)
At an impromptu meeting of the “Old Settlers” of Muscatine, on the 5th of February instant, on the occasion of the death of A. Ogilvie, Esq., Wm. Leffingwell, Esq., took the Chair. Wm. G. Woodward was appointed Secretary, pro tem.
On motion it was voted that the “Old Settlers” attend the funeral of Mr. Ogilvie, and that they walk together, as a body, to the funeral.
A committee of three was appointed to draw resolutions expressive of our feelings and of our estimations of the deceased.
The committee reported the following, which were unanimously adopted;
Resolved. That another of our “Old Settlers” is gone! In the Providence which has suddenly taken away our fellow citizen, neighbor and friend, Adam Ogilvie, we recognize the removal of one of the oldest and best of our “Old Settlers”.
Resolved. That we wish to express to those who did not know him through a long series of years, that our friend, now departed, was a man of purest heart and kindest disposition. Always a cheerful, he was a most agreeable companion. Though we differed on some matters, he was ever tolerant and forbearing. In the full tide of business and prosperity, no suspicious even of wrong was ever uttered in connection with his name; but the name of Ogilive was the synonym of integrity and confidence. We regret to lose his company, his cheerfulness, his example.
Resolved. That to the wife and children of our friend, we would express our hearty sympathy and condolence and that of the community of Old Settlers of Muscatine, and our hope that they may be supported from that source in which alone a stay can be found under such an afflication.
Resolved. That these resolutions be published in the newspapers of the city and that a copy be sent to the family of Mr. Ogilvie.
W.G. Woodward J.R. Doughterty, } Committee J.G. Gordon,
Wm. Leffingwell, President W.G. Woodward, Secretary pro tem.
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