MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 457 & 462
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007
REACHED A RIPE OLD AGE
Dec 14, 1897 (hand written)
SAMUEL DEANE, a nonogenarian resident of Sweetland township, was tranquilly translated to the great beyond on the 14th inst., after a week’s illness. Mr. Deane was a native of the state of Maine and reached the ripe old age of 94 years and 5 months. He came to this county in 1854 and during the ensuing forty-four years lived on the same farm. He was a member of the Friend’s church, and his practices being in consonance with his professions, he was a good citizen, model neighbor and kind friend. His spouse departed this life in 1879, and five children are left to mourn, George, of Chicago, William H., of Pleasant Plain, Iowa, Mrs. Matilda Bailey and Mrs. Rose Drury, of this city, and Mrs. Mary C. Fry, with whom he resided for a number of years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Friday) at 1 p. m., from the Bloomington Friend’s church.
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Death of a Nonagenarian
The venerable Samuel Deane, of Sweetland township, quietly and peacefully breathed his last yesterday, December 14th, 1897, at 15 minutes before 11 o’clock a. m., aged 94 years and 5 months, after about two weeks’ sickness, during which he was quite a sufferer.
Mr. Deane emigrated to Iowa from the State of Maine in the autumn of 1853, locating on the place where he resided at his death. He was a life-long and faithful member of the Friend’s Church, a kind and obliging neighbor and friend. His wife preceded him in death about 18 years. There are five children still living – George, of Chicago, Wm. H., of Pleasant Plain, Iowa, Mrs. Matilda Bailey and Mrs. Rose Drury, of this city, and Mrs. Mary C. Fry, with whom he made his home for a number of years.
The funeral will be held at the Bloomington Friends’ Church, Friday, the 17th, at 1 o’clock p. m.
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