MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 381
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
PARVIN – At his home on Mulberry street, Sunday afternoon, July 2, 1893, of appoplexy, WILLIAM STORMES PARVIN, aged 59 years, 4 months and 10 days.
The intelligence of the sad and sudden death of this respected citizen will be a painful surprise to his many friends, as the deceased had been in his wonted good health until a few brief hours before his demise. He attended services at the First M. E. church Sunday morning and suffered the fatal apoplectic stroke upon returning home, peacefully expiring about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Mr. Parvin was a native of Indiana and came to Iowa with his parents in 1839, settling in Muscatine, where he had since resided, with the exception of five years spent in California. He learned the tinner’s trade under the late W. D. Ament, and on his return from California opened up a shop in Muscatine and had since worked at his trade and conducted a hardware store. The deceased was a good citizen and a life-long republican, his first and last tickets being cast in the interests of that party. He attended the Methodist church until five years ago, when he united with the Presbyterian church.
He was united in marriage October 4, 1860, with Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, of Columbus City, who survives him. An adopted daughter, Mrs. E. I. Pierce, resides in New Orleans. He is also survived by one brother and three sisters. They are: J. N. B. Parvin, of West Liberty; Mrs. A. M. Allen, of Grinnell, and Mrs. E. T. Palmer, of Sac City, Kan. J. P. Freeman and W. S. Jarboe, brothers-in-law, and George and C. M. Parvin, nephews, also survive.
The funeral took place yesterday at 4:30 o’clock from his late residence, conducted by Rev. S. H. Parvin and J. F. Robertson. Interment in the city cemetery.
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