MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 346
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, October 21, 2007
DEATH OF S. N. CANDEE
April 1892 (handwritten)
The Beatrice (Neb.) Daily Express announces the death of Sheldon N. Candee at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julia C. Starr, in that city on the evening of the 19th inst. Mr. Candee was a pioneer of Muscatine, having settled here in 1839, and being a resident of this city till 1884, when he removed to Beatrice. Mr. Candee was born in Oxford, Co.., Oct 26, 1812, and was therefore in his 80th year at the time of his death. When 24 years of age he removed to Granville, O., where he married Lucy A. Star, who survives him. Eleven children were the result of this union, four of whom survive, namely Frederick Prentice Candee, Mrs. Julia Cornelia Starr, Frank Wilson Candee and Horace Candee.
Only a few weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Candee celebrated the fifty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. In the period of his long life the deceased had ever been regarded as a most valued citizen. During most of his residence in Muscatine he carried on the business of carriage making and was recognized as on of our most upright citizens. The Beatrice Express says of him:
As one of the results incident to old age he was afflicted with paralysis a few years ago, but with all his infirmities his mind remained bright and clear, and he was ever regarded as a veritable encyclopedia of history in the early times of the west, and in the making and upbuilding of Iowa. He was a devout Christian, and carried his religious convictions into his every day life. He has departed in the full measure of years allotted to man, and his memory will ever be cherished by his children and venerable widow, as a father and husband, as a priceless and loving heirloom. Because of the infirmities of his later life Mr. Candee did not mingle much with the community of Beatrice. But wherever he was known he was widely and universally esteemed.
The funeral took place in Beatrice on the 21st and was largely attended.
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