MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 467
submitted by Ronna Thuman, December 12, 2007
ANDREW SMALLEY IS NO MORE.
February 7, 1899 (hand written)
At his home on the Burlington road, six miles south of the city, occurred the death of Andrew Smalley, son of the late Shepard Smalley, at 2:30 o’clock yesterday morning, the cause of his death being pneumonia, with which he was seized just a week ago. Many of his friends were unaware of his illness and the tidings of his demise was a grievous shock to them, especially since he was always hale and hearty until pneumonia placed its fatal seal upon him.
Mr. Smalley was born in Bloomington township, July 20, 1849, and consequently was in his 52d year. Until twenty-four years of age he remained an inmate of his father’s house, engaged from the time he was large enough to work in assisting in the arduous labors of the farm. He then launched out to do business on his own responsibility, first entering into mercantile life. In this line of work, which he followed for two years, he was quite successful, but having been reared upon a farm, the necessary confinement of a store proved irksome to him and he abandoned it.
He therefore bought a farm of 420 acres, partially improved, and converted it into one of the finest farms in Seventy-Six township. On, September 4, 1874, Mr. Smalley was united in marriage with Miss Rosa Hintermeister, who with three children survives, they being Carrie E., Sadie M., and Walter I. Smalley. Mr. Smalley was a public-spirited man, taking an active part in politics and public affairs generally. He voted with the democratic party, and for a number of years was honored with local offices of trust.
Although not a member of any church, he was always a liberal contributor to the cause of religion, his influence and financial support being freely given to any enterprise for the public welfare. He was widely known, as was his lamented father, one of the pioneers of this region. Two sisters and two brothers mourn his taking off, they being Mrs. James Hartman, Mrs. George Shields, Frank Smalley and William Smalley.
The funeral is appointed to take place from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. S. H. Parvin, of the Presbyterian Church.
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