MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 175
submitted by Neal Carter, Aug. 14, 2007
OLD SETTLERS' MEETING
At the Old Settlers’ meeting, Dec. 2, 1885, on the occasion of the death of RICHARD LORD, Mr. A. Smalley was chosen President.
On motion of Mr. Van Horne, Mr. Bridgman was appointed chairman of committee to draw up suitable resolutions, to which Mr. Van Horne was added.
A resolution was passed that in accordance with the wishes of the family, the Old Settlers attend the funeral of the deceased as generally as they can arrange to do so.
Mr. J. Bridgman gave a sketch of deceased as an old citizen among us, one of our earliest settlers, whose presence we would be likely to miss.
Mr. Van Horne bore testimony to his upright conduct as a citizen, and his advanced tastes in higher mental culture.
Adjourned. A. SMALLEY, Pres. P. JACKSON, Sec.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE
The Old Settlers of Muscatine city and county have cause for sincere mourning in the death of Richard Lord. The forty-six years of his membership of their circle, the rugged simplicity of character with which he represented the homespun virtues of pioneer life, his uprightness of character, the constant and large self-cultivation of his mind, the firmness of his convictions held with unobtrusive courtesy, his resolute stand on questions of public morality, and the charity of his heart and hand, stamped him as a distinguishing type of the early settlers of our western country. In esteem for his memory it is ordered that this expression of our loss be spread upon the records of the Society.
Handwritten note found on page 172: Richard Lord died Nov. 30, 1885
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