MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 471
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
DEATH OF JAMES F. SCHENCK
James Finley Schenck died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crozier, on West Fourth street at 9 o’clock last evening. Prostrated during the holidays by a complication of bodily ailments of which rheumatism seemed to be the principal factor, few indeed of those who have been prostrated on beds of sickness have ever been subjected to greater suffering or fell after a braver battle. Patient and submissive through the entire period of his long and painful illness, his self possession and cheerfulness were matters of astonishment to those who gathered at his bedside and found so little of the gloom that usually clusters about a dying pillow. It is pleasant to remember that nothing that could administer to his comfort was denied him, and that there were dear ones ever at his side who would have perished in his stead had such a thing been possible.
Mr. Schenck was born in Franklin, Warren county, Ohio, on March 20, 1829, passing his boyhood in Dayton, Montgomery county. In 1845 he came to Muscatine (then Bloomington) and was engaged for a time in the mercantile business in the Bennett building on Second street. A few years later he removed to his farm in the western part of the county, which has been his home continuously until he removed to the county seat about four years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and seven children, John, Charles, James, Mrs. Phoebe Bowman, Mrs. Mary Crozier, Mrs. Ida Brooks, and Mrs. Elizabeth Heminway.
Notice of the funeral will appear later.
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