MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 81
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
Old Settlers’ Meeting.
At a meeting of Old Settlers of Muscatine county, held at the City Hall, Dec. 17, 1878, on the death of ALFRED PURCELL, Moses Couch was chosen chairman.
On motion of J. J. Hoopes, A. Smalley, Wm. Gordon and J. P. Walton were made a committee on resolutions; and that the same committee prepare suitable resolutions on the death of Mrs. Headley, one of our oldest settlers, who departed this life Dec. 11th.
On motion of Mr. Hoopes, Messrs, James Jackson and Geo. B. Denison were made a committee to wait upon the family of deceased and offer our condolence and any services that this Society can render.
Mr. Jacob Bowman, having offered his sleigh free of charge to convey the pall-bearers, a vote of thanks was passed in acknowledgement of the courtesy.
On motion of Mr. C. Cadle, it was resolved that as many as possible of our number should meet the funeral procession at the corner of Second and Pine streets at a quarter before noon.
On motion adjourned.
MOSES COUCH, President. P. JACKSON, Secretary.
The above named committee of two have selected the following as pall-bearers: Henry Funck, J. P. Walton, J. J. Hoopes, C. Cadle, J. G. H. Little, G. B. Denison. Bowman’s conveyance will start from the bank corner at 9 ˝ o’clock, a. m., sharp, and take the pall-bearers and others that may wish to go.
At a meeting of the Old Settlers of Muscatine, held at the City Hall, on Tuesday, the 17th of December, 1878, J. P. Walton, Wm. Gordon and A. Smalley were appointed a committee to draft resolutions on the death of Alfred Purcell. They present the following:
Resolved, That in the death of Alfred Purcell, another of our number, we are reminded that we are but pilgrims on the earth, and can tarry but a short time; that in his death a true and devoted husband, a kind father, a good neighbor, and one who was just and generous to all, has passed away; that we hereby tender our sympathy to the family and relatives, and we commend them to the favor of that just God who doth not afflict or grieve the children of men willingly; that we will attend the funeral of our departed friend, and that the foregoing he published in the papers of the city.
- A SMALLEY,
- J. P. WALTON,
- WM. GORDON.
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