MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 405
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 7, 2007
SUCCUMBED TO EXHAUSTION.
One of the county’s well known settlers, the venerable CORNELIUS RICHARDSON, was found inanimate on the highway between the Earl and Greiner farms in Moscow township Wednesday evening. The supposition is that the old gentleman died of exhaustion. The deceased was a native of Kentucky, first seeing the light of day Dec. 16, 1808. He came to Iowa in 1847 and has here ever since. On December 26, 1833, he was united in marriage to Mary Beem, who died May 7, 1854. From this union eight children were born, four of whom, Mrs. B.F. Earl of Moscow township, Mrs. Mary Lebons, of Oregon, Mrs. Lizzie Heckman, of Nebraska and G.A. Nicholson, of this city, survive him. The deceased is also survived by two brothers, B.F. Nicholson, of Blue Grass, and Thomas Nicholson, of Crete, Neb.
The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o’clock from the residence of B.F. Earl, in Moscow township, interment in the city cemetery.
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