MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 336
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
Old Settlers’ Meeting.
S.G. Stein, Mrs. Isabella Ogilvie, Mrs. T. Schoonover, Mrs. S.O. Butler,
Capt. A Kennedy and wife, Eli Drury, wife and son and daughter.
Andrew Drugg and wife, and Robert Kirk and wife
Pursuant to call, there was a meeting of old settlers in the City Hall, at 9 a.m., Jan. 12, 1892. President Walton and Secretary Jackson filled their respective offices. There were all together eight of the old settlers present.
On motion, a committee was appointed to report resolutions expressive of the sentments of the old settlers on the death of S.G. Stein and also other old settlers as named by the president, who have recently died.
After some informal talk, the meeting adjourned.
The committee on resolutions have reported as follows:
ON THE DEATH OF S.G. STEIN.
In the death of Simon G. Stein, the old settlers as well as the people of Muscatine in general lose a valuable citizen. That he was a potent factor in the community’s business interests there can be no question; that his death has left a vacancy not easily filled is without dispute. But yesterday, as it seems, he stood among us in the full flush of robust manhood. A giant in strength and endurance, with a will of iron, and a constitution as tough as the sturdy oak, he seemed to hold within his grasp much more than the three score and ten allotted to man. Yet, in a moment, almost in the twinkling of an eye, while loving friends were hoping for his recovery from what seemed to be a malady that could be mastered, “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” We can only mingle our tears with others of his friends and bow submissively to this afflicting decree of Providence.
On the recent deaths of OTHER OLD SETTLERS.
Resolved, that in the recent deaths of Mrs. Isabella Ogilvie, Mrs. T. Schoonover, Mrs. S.O. Butler, Capt. A Kennedy and wife, Eli Drury, wife and son and daughter. Andrew Drugg and wife, and Robert Kirk and wife, we were again reminded how rapidly the ranks of the old settlers are being thinned. We will cherish the many excellent traits of character developed by these deceased persons in their intercourse with us, and will place this resolution upon the records of our society in memory thereof.
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