Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 420 and page 447
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007

RICHARD CADLE April 8, 1895 (hand written)

It will be sad news to all of his many old-time friends of this city in learning of the death of Richard Cadle at his home near Monta Vista, Colorado, on April 8th Mr. Geo. D. Magoon having received the news by telegram yesterday from his nephew, Geo. H. Cadle.

Richard Cadle was born in the city of New York, Feb. 20, 1819, where he learned the carpenter’s trade; he migrated to the west, and spent on year in Illinois; came to Iowa and located in Muscatine in October, 1843, and engaged with his brother (C. Cadle) in the saw mill business, and afterward worked at his trade; in 1847, he was elected clerk of the district court, held that office two years, then again engaged in the building business; he was appointed postmaster, and held that office during President Fillmore’s administration, then associated with J.S. Patten for two years in the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds; was again elected clerk of the courts, and served as clerk and deputy clerk until October, 1861, when he left the court without a clerk, and enlisted in Co. H, 11th REg., I.V.I.; he acted as quartermaster at the headquarter of Gen. Grant, during the siege of Vicksburg; he was in the service three years, and served as quartermaster with rank of first lieutenant, after the war was chief clerk of transportation in the quartermaster’s department, at Louisville; returned to Muscatine and engaged in manufacturing sash, doors and blinds; he held the office of city clerk six years; also, township clerk for six years, and held the position of secretary and treasurer and grand master of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows.

He married Miss S.A. Magoon, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1847; they have had three children, two still living, George H. and Eva. Mr. Cadle and family left Muscatine for Colorado in November, 1887, whither his son George had gone several years before and but little has been known of his welfare by any of our townsmen since. He was one of Muscatine’s most respected and progressive citizens. In his long residence here he held many positions of trust, responsibility and honor, a host of Muscatine friends will mourn his death.

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