MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 255
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Sept. 7, 2007
DEATH OF FRANK R. LEWIS
(Hand written – 88)
The following dispatch contains sad but not unexpected intelligence:
McPHERSON, Kas., Oct. 4.—[To Muscatine JOURNAL.]—Frank died this forenoon.----- J. P. LEWIS.
The deceased was well and favorably known in Muscatine – indeed, if we area not mistaken, was born in this city. He was about 38 years of age. He graduated in our city schools and for a time was carrier of the JOURNAL. He entered the Merchants Bank (now First National) as a book-keeper in 1869 and was promoted to cashier in 1879, resigning to remove to Algona, Iowa, in 1884, where he went into banking with his father-in-law, Chas. S. Porter. Both removed about two years ago to McPherson and were engaged in banking there.
Mr. Lewis married the only daughter of Mr. Porter. She survives him, together with two children.
Old Settlers’ Resolutions.
The committee appointed by the Old Settlers to draft resolutions on the death of Frank R. Lewis have made a report as follows:
When the silent messenger enters our dwellings and lays his icy hand upon one of our loved ones, whether it is the infant, the youth, the middle-aged or the old, he is always an unwelcome caller. But when he beckons to the spirit land one in the full strength of young manhood, one who has just entered the arena with our business men, full of hope and bright prospects for the future, to engage with them in the stern realities of the battle of life and surrounded with delightful home associations, when with all these and much more we see the vital flame extinguished and all of these bright anticipations and sweet realities of life exchanged for the winding sheet and the darkness of the grave, how appalling to the family circle and to his many friends is the death of Frank R. Lewis, respected, esteemed and loved for his business qualities, his cordial, generous and kindly greetings to all with whom he came in contact in the walks of life. And in this, their sore affliction, we would extend to the sorrowing ones our heartfelt sympathy.
- J. BRIDGMAN,
- J. P. FREEMAN,
- J. H. CANON,
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