MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 77
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
DIED—On the evening of April 22d, at the residence of his son, on Third street, near Oak, Mr. Silas Goldsberry, aged 74 years. The time for the funeral has not yet been determined.
Old Settlers Meeting.
At a meeting of the Old Settlers’ held at the City Hall April 24th, 1878, Moses Couch was chosen chairman. Mr. Anderson Chambers stated the object of the meeting to be to show our respect to our departed brother, Silas Goldsberry.
On motion of Dr. W. S. Robertson, Messrs. Funch, Molis and A. Chambers were made a committee to draft suitable resolutions.
Resolved, That the Old Settlers meet in this hall to-morrow at half past 9 a. m. and walk in a body to the family residence, and join the funeral as far as South Muscatine.
On motion of J. G. H. Little, it was
Resolved, That the committee have their resolutions published in the city papers, and by so doing will be considered adopted by this Association.
As our numbers diminish it is to be hoped that as many as possibly can, will attend the funeral.
M. COUCH, Pres’t. P. JACKSON, Sec’y.
The committee on resolutions reported as follows:
WHEREAS, It has again pleased the Creator of all things to take from our midst one of the Old Settlers at the advanced age of nearly 75 years, we herein recognize the truth that the old must and the young may die; therefore be it
Resolved, That in the death of our friend the family have lost a kind and good father, the community a good citizen and the church a good and consistent member.
Resolved, further, That whilst we bow with submission to the acts of a kind Providence, we Old Settlers sincerely express our heartfelt sympathy for the family of deceased in this affliction.
A. CHAMBERS, HENRY FUNCK, HENRY MOLIS. Com.
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