MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 399
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 3, 2007
At the residence ofhis son-in-law, D. V. Jackson, 513 West Third street, Muscatine, at 9:30 a.m., January 14, 1894, CHARLES ALBERT JARVIS, aged 53 years.
Mr. Jarvis was born March 5, 1840, in Fulton county, Illinois. He was the son of Abram Jarvis, who owned and occupied a farm on Muscatine Island where he died about twenty-seven years ago, and his widow died some six years ago, both being buried in the city cemetery. C. A. Jarvis was formerly in the mercantile business in Rock Island, where, with his father-in-law, Mr. Woodin, he also kept the Rock Island House for some years. He was most of his life a resident of Rock Island county, but for a few years past had made his home at Harold, North Dakota.
He had been a sufferer from rheumatism since he was fourteen years of age. For more than a year past his health was very poor and last fall he made a trip to Texas with a team in hope of gaining strength by active outdoor exercise. But all in vain. Growing worse he came immediately to Muscatine by the cars, reaching here Dec. 18th. His wife and youngest daughter were telegraphed at Harold and came at once to his bedside. He was a great sufferer from what seemed to be heart trouble, but shortly before his death there appeared to be an abscess on the left lung.
Deceased bore his sufferings with great fortitude and was conscious to the very last. He leaves a devoted wife and two daughters and a son to mourn his loss.
The funeral took place at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the residence of Mr. D. V. Jackson, Rev. E. C. Paget officiating.
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