MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 220
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Sept. 8, 2007
At his home on the Burlington road, in Seventy-Six township, October 30, 1896, at 7 a.m., of dysentery, JAMES VANATTA, aged 74 years, 11 months and 29 days.
Deceased was taken ill on the 18th inst., and the first announcement of his sickness to his large number of friends throughout the county, will be the sad news of his death.
Mr. Vanatta was born in Alleghaney county, Pa., and came to Iowa in 1840-41, making his home in Seventy-Six township on the farm which has been his uninterrupted residence. He leaves a wife and eight children. The latter are Phillip and John who are residents of Missouri, Mrs. Mary Dorr, William and James who live in Kansas, Mrs. Isaphene Holston, of Oxford Junction, Jones county, Iowa, Mrs. Annis Smalley who resides with her husband on the old Shep. Smalley place on the Burlington road, and Joseph who is at home.
Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and his exemplary Christian character has established him in the highest esteem of his fellow citizens.
The appointment of the funeral is deferred until hearing from the absent children.
Later-the funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. with services at the house.
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