MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 69
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
IN MEMORY OF J. A. GREEN.
The Old Settlers met at the Mayor’s office, Saturday, Nov. 11, 1876.
D. C. Richman, President of the Old Settlers’ Association of Muscatine county, stated the object of the meeting was to consider the death of Joseph A. Green, called away from us so suddenly, to whose worth as a citizen and member of our association he bore a warm testimony, which was most cordially endorsed by other members of the association. Messrs. Foster, Woodward and J. G. Gordon were made a committee on resolutions to report yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
At our last meeting the qualification of our membership was enlarged, so as to include all who came to Iowa previous to 1861, and we hope to see present at the funeral of deceased as many as can possibly attend of those now residents of this county who came to the State previous to 1861.
D. C. RICHMAN, Pres’t P. JACKSON, Sec’y.
The Old Settlers re-assembled at 3 p. m., when the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That in the death of our friend and brother, Joseph A. Green, the Old Settlers of Muscatine have lost one of their most prominent and worthy members; the city and county a valuable citizen. He has taken a conspicuous part in making this city, county and State, having resided here over thirty years; in the early settlement as a merchant, a pork-packer, banker, and breeder of the finest class of horses in our State. In all these relations we have found Mr. Green “one of God’s noblest work,” an honest man.
Resolved, That in his death, society has lost one of its valuable members, the church a Christian, the family a true and dear husband and father.
Resolved, That we hereby tender to the afflicted family our deep and heartfelt sympathy.
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