MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 167
submitted by Kevan Chown, Aug. 17, 2007
Mr. Ed Denton confirms the news of the death of his father-in-law, Mr. Azel Farnsworth, at Los Angeles, on the 13th. The deceased was nearly 80 years old, and died from infirmities incident to old age. Mr. Farnsworth came to Muscatine in the “30’s” and held a position in the community as one of its largest landed proprietors.
Azel Farnsworth, one of the earliest pioneer settlers of this section died at his new home, near Las Angeles, Cal., on the 13th inst. Jany 1885
At his home in Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 13, 1885, of Chronic inttammation of the stomach, AZEL FARMSWORTH, aged 79 years, 1 month and 8 days. Deceased was affectionately attended in his last sickness by his immediate family, his brother, Marshall Farnsworth, and at the last by his son, John Farnsworth, of Cresco, Ia., who was summoned by telegraph, reaching his father’s bedside ten days before his death, and remaining until the last. Many old Muscatine residents and other friends kindly as-si-ted in every way possible in performing the last sad rites. Mr. Farnsworth will be remembered as one of the earliest settlers in Muscatine county. He settled in Sweetland township in September 1838 and had resided in the county until his removal to California 8 years ago.
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