MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 297
submitted by Neal Carter, Aug. 29, 2007
Dec ’90 UNDER THE WHEELS
L. P. Rousseau, The Rock Island Flagman, Crushed to Death
An intimate friend of the deceased furnishes us the following biographical sketch:
LOUIS P. ROSSEAU, whose death is above noticed, was the son of Dr. Rosseau, who resided near Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania. The deceased was 74 years of age, though he was active and looked much younger. His wife, who survives him, is the sister of J. Scott, and DeWitt C. Richman, of this city. Mr. Rosseau came to Iowa about 35 years ago. When he first came to Iowa, he purchased a farm on Muscatine Island, where he lived for several years. He then removed to Wilton Junction, where he was in the employ of the C., R, I. & P. R. R. Co., for a number of years. He was afterwards in the employ of the railroad company at Iowa City, at Montpelier, in Muscatine county, and at the time of his death in the city of Muscatine. He had been married for almost fifty years. He and his wife lived for each other. They had no children. They were always contented and happy. They were held in high esteem by all who knew them. His companion, who survives him, will receive the sympathy, not alone of her particular friends and relatives, but of the whole community.
The circumstances of his death were such as to shock every one who heard of it. So sudden, so unexpected! He was noted for his great carefulness, and no one ever supposed that death would overtake him in the shape it did. He was quiet and unassuming in his manner. He had many friends. He had no enemies. He was a kind husband and neighbor, a faithful friend and a good citizen.
The funeral is appointed for Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence on Iowa Avenue.
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