MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 62
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 2, 2007
Old Settlers’ Meeting---The Old Settlers met at the Mayor’s Office, Feb. 1, 1876, to take action on the death of Reuben Warren, who died Jan. 30, 1876.
Mr. Block stated the funeral would take place at 2 o’clock from the family residence on Fourth street. On motion of Mr. Funck, the President appointed Mr. M. Block to superintend the funeral and Messrs. H. Funck, H. H. Hine, A. J. Fimple, H. Blanchard, A. M. Winn and Joseph Bridgman as pall bearers. On motion of Mr. Bridgman, Messrs. A. Chambers, Wm. Leffingwell and I. R. Mauck were made a committee on resolutions.
On motion of Mr. Funck, the Old Settlers were requested to meet at the same place at 1½ o’clock to hear the report of the committee on resolutions and arrange for attending the funeral.
SUEL FOSTER, Pres’t. P. JACKSON, Sec’y.
At 1½ o’clock, the meeting re-assembled and adopted the following report of the committee on resolutions:
WHEREAS, In the sudden death of our brother, Reuben Warren, we realize that Death is no respecter of persons; he selects the strong as well as the weak for his subjects, which suggests to all of us the saying “Be ye also ready,” and that we, the Old Settlers of Muscatine county, having heard of the death of our esteemed brother, do hereby offer our frail tribute of respect to his memory and express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss we have sustained in the death of one of our oldest members and generally loved by all who knew him.
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved widow and family of the deceased our heart-felt sympathy in this their great bereavement.
Resolved, That in token of our respect for the deceased friend and his family we will attend his funeral in a body.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of deceased; that the same be spread upon the records of our Society, and published in the daily papers of the city.
- A CHAMBERS,
- WM. LEFFINGWELL,
- ISAAC R. MAUCK
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