MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 37, 39-41
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Aug. 25, 2007
MEETINGS OF OLD SETTLERS – 1869
May 8, 1869 Old settlers met at the Court House at 2 p.m.
Suel Foster in the chair-the secretary being late Mr. Pliny Fay acted until his arrival.
The committee on the Constitution and By-Laws made the following reported which was adopted.
Your Committee appointed to examine the Constitution and By-Laws of the “Old Settlers Association” have performed that duty and submitted following report.
Your Committee recommended that Sec. 2 of the By-Laws providing for quarterly meetings be reccended and that the Association meet annually on the 28th day of June at 10 A.M.
Also that Sec. one of the By-Laws be amended by striking out all after the words Apr 4th and adding the words – And a committee shall be appointed to select a place and arrange a program for the next anniversary meeting.
J.A. Parvin, Chariman
P. Jackson, Secretary
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At a meeting of the Old Settlers of Muscatine County held at the Court House April 10, 1869 the following persons being present
J.A. Parvin & Lady Wm. Gordon John Mahin Ab. Smalley & Lady Joseph Williams J.P. Walton Shep Smalley & Lady G.W. Kincaid J. W. Walton Hiram Gilbert & Lady Pliny Fay Henry Funck Mrs J.B. Dougherty Levi Goldsberry Henry Molis Mrs. J.G. Henry Little G.W. Messick Abiel Fry Mrs. W.S. Ritchie Saml Gilbert Benj Matthews Mrs. M.H. Swafford Wm Williams
Suel Foster Chairman & Peter Jackson Secy
Mr. Foster stated the object of the meeting to be to revive the Old Settlers society which being supported and seconded by very interesting speeches from Hon. John A. Parvin Hon. Joseph Williams Col. G. W. Kincaid and others all present cordially concurring especially the ladies.
On motion of J. A. Parvin a committee of five were appointed to examine and if necessary revise the By-Laws of this society and report at a future meeting to be held on the 8th day of May at the Court House John A. Parvin J.G. Gordon John Mahin Abraham Smalley & Samuel Gilbert to be said committee.
A question by Saml Gilbert “Who was the first white person that died in Muscatine”. Then Bloomington-was answered by Mr. Foster to be Mrs. Kasey-Mr. Gilbert stating at something the first boarding house was kept by J. G. Coleman and built of rails, near the ground occupied by Mr. Gordon’s store in the summer of 36 meals 50 cents.
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After some very entertaining and humorous speeches about the familiar and well remembered though long gone by incidents of early times-generally partaken in by those present, the meeting adjourned to meet May the 8 at one o’clock sample place. --- P. Jackson Secy.
May 8, 1867, Old Settlers met at the Court House at 2 P.M. Suel Foster in the Chair-the secretary being late Mr. P. Fay acted until his arrival.
The committee on the Constitution and By-Laws made the following report which was adopted.
“Your committee approached to examine the Constitution and By-Laws of the Old Settlers Association have performed that duty and submit the following report.” Your committee recommended the Sec 2 of the By-Laws providing for quarterly meetings be recorded and that the Association need annually on the 28th of June at 10 o’clock A.M.
Also that Sec 1 of the By-Laws be amended by striking and all after the words Art 4th and adding the words and a committee shall be appointed to select a place and arrange a program for the next anniversary meeting.
Respectfully submitted ---J.H. Parvin, Chariman
In accordance the with it was decided, that we hold a basket picnic our said 28 day of June of this present year in the Court House Yard at 10 A.M.
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When on motion the following six ladies and three gentlemen were appointed a committee of arrangements and that the place of meeting be left to their selection.
Mrs. J. B. Dougherty Mrs. J. G. H Little Mrs. Ab. Smalley Mrs. Wm. Gordon Mrs. Wm. Leffingwell Mrs. J. Bridgeman
Messers Wm. Gordon, J.A. Parvin, A. Smalley, Mr. John Mahin introduced the following which was unanimously adopted which Resolved-that all persons now citizens of Muscatine County, who were citizens of Iowa Territory though not of this County prior to the admission of Iowa with the Union be considered eligible to membership in the society and that all such persons and whereby cordially invited to participate if our forthcoming anniversary.
On motion Hon. Joseph Williams was appointed a committee of our to prepare a history of the Old Settlers of Muscatine county; and report at as early a date as he might be able.
Adjourned to anniversary meeting.---P. Jackson Secy.
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The committee of arrangements for the basket picnic of the Old Settlers held an adjourned meeting at the residence of J. B. Dougherty Esq on Saturday the 19th (June 1869).
The time of holding the picnic was changed to Tuesday the 29th Hon. Joseph Williams was chosen orator of the day Alden B. Robbins, D.D. Chaplain and the following committees appointed-
Our Toasts - J.A. Parvin, I. S. Richman, D.C. Cloud, D.C. Richman, Jacob Butler.
Decorations - Mrs. D.C. Richman, R. Cadle, Martin, F.H. Stone.
Coffee - Mr. & Mrs. Bridgeman, Mrs. & Mrs. J.G. Gordon, Mr. & Mrs. Rich Calde, Mr. & Mrs. Marx Block.
Donations - Mr.s H. Peece, Leffingwell, Wm. Gordon, Fimple, R. Cadle, C. Drury.
Setting Tables - Mrs. P. Jackson, D.C. Richman, Fimple, Keith, G.W. Kincaid, Davis, Blaydes, Messers C. Calde, F. H. Stone
Lemonade - Mess. M. Block, S. Sennett, J.E. Fletcher, Anderson & Wm. Chambers.
Table Cloths - Mrs. Isaac Mauk
On Music - Mess. C. Weed, I. Lemp, S. Foster.
On Dishes - Mess. J.W. Walton, D.R. Warfield, Mr. & Mrs. John Chambers
On Lumber - Mess Charles Drury, Cornelius Cadle, Ed. Hock, George Magoon.
OLD SETTLERS REUNION 1869
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