MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 217
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Sept. 8, 2007
ON THE DEATH OF CHRISTIAN E. HOUSER.
Sept. 1886 (hand written)
The old settlers of Muscatine county are again called upon to mourn the death of another of our settlers. Christian E. Houser, stricken down by an accident, departed this life a few weeks ago, in the 62d year of his ago. Mr. Houser took up his residence in this county in 1842, and made it his home up to his death.
He was quiet and unobtrusive in his manner, warmly attached to his friends, and one of the most generous and hospitable of men. Few men possessed higher or nobler traits of character. He was never known to utter an unkind word of another, or to refuse a kindness that it was in his power to bestow. His word was his bond, and no one ever had the slightest cause to doubt his honor or his integrity. To his family he was all that could be desired in a husband and a father, and to his neighbors he was ever considerate and obliging. In view of his many virtues.
We hereby tender to the family of Mr. Houser our heartfelt sympathy, coming at a later period than is usual in such cases, will not be regarded as showing any want of respect to the memory of one for whom personally we all entertained high respect while he was living.
We request the secretary to forward to the family of Mr. Houser a copy of this action.
On motion both of the foregoing memorials were adopted.
The election of officers of the old settlers society for the ensuing year being in order, Joseph Bridgman arose and said that when we have a good thing it is best to hold on to it, and he therefore moved the re-election of the present officers. Nothwithstanding some protest from President Walton, the motion carried and officers were chosen as follows:
Vice President-J.A. Parvin
Treasurer-Mrs. P. Jackson
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