MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 255
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Sept. 7, 2007
A brief notice appeared in Saturday’s paper of the death of SAMUEL M. McKIBBEN, which occurred from general debility at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th, at his home on Walnut street.
Mr. McKibben was born in Cumberland county, Pa., June 4th, 1821, and was consequently in his 68th year. He located in Muscatine in 1850 and for some years was engaged in the lumber business with T. M. Isett. He was afterward concerned with Fred. Giesenhaus in pork packing but for a number of years past has had little to do except to look after his real estate interests.
The deceased was kind-hearted and genial, even to those with whom he differed in opinion. In politics he was an ardent Democrat and was at times prominent in the councils of his party, having had among other distinctions that of being a delegate to the national convention in Baltimore in 1860.
Mr. McKibben was always religiously inclined and in his later years, when failing health admonished him of the fleeting character of all sublunary things, he more than ever devoted his attention to religious considerations, and as a member of the Presbyterian church passed peacefully away, in full consciousness, admonishing his family to so live that they would meet him in the better world.
A widow and six children survive, viz: Frank, Samuel, George, Edward, Jennie and Mrs. Nellie Ryerson, the latter now living in Grand Island, Neb.
The funeral will be held from the family residence, on Walnut street, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.
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