MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 91
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
MRS. BETSEY ANN MATHEWS, MR. LEVI T. GOLDSBERRY & MRS. WALTON
At a meeting of the Old Settlers of Muscatine county held January 30th, 1880, on occasion of the death of Mrs. Betsey Ann Mathews.
Mr. Richman, president, stated the object of the meeting, paying a high compliment to the character of our deceased friend. Mr. Bridgman called up many reminiscences of our associations with the family of Mrs. Mathews in the past. Mr. John A. Parvin spoke with much feeling of her kindly neighborly ways and helpfulness in sickness. Messers. Burnett, Cloud, Block, and Washburn spoke warmly of her many excellencies.
Messrs. R. M. Burnett, D. C. Cloud, J. A. Parvin and J. Mahin were made a committee on resolutions. On suggestion of Mr. Richman it was made a rule of the Society, that friends of deceased members make known their death to the Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Washburne the committed on resolutions were instructed to include Mr. Goldsberry and Mrs. Walton in their resolutions.
Adjouned to meet at funeral.
D. C. RICHMAN, President. P. JACKSON, Secretary.
Resolved. That in the death of Mrs. Matthews the Old Settlers feel that they have suffered no ordinary loss. During her residence here, beginning in 1839, she had shown all the attributes that would endear a woman to those with whom she associates. She always manifested kindness to her neighbors in times of sickness and sympathy in trouble, and warm interest in those around her, and especially in the young. In her patient endurance of long and severe suffering, she manifested the Christian virtues of patience and resignation and firm reliance in her Savior, whish is the crowning glory of an aged Christian.
Resolved, That we tender our sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family.
Resolved, That we attend the funeral in a body.
Resolved, That we spread upon the records of this society a copy of these resolutions, and that a copy be furnished to the family.
Resolved, That in the recent death of Mrs. Eunice Walton, nearly of the same age as Mrs. Matthews; and who came here about the same time, we recognize the loss of one, who, though not so well known to most of us, possessed equal sterling attributes of character as a kind hearted neighbor and Christian, and that we tender to her surviving relatives our deepest feelings of sympathy, and in a like manner will have these resolutions recorded on our minutes.
LEVI T. GOLDSBERRY.
Resolved, That in the late death of Levi T. Goldsberry the Old Settlers lost one for whom those who knew him best cherished a genuine esteem and respect, his family a kind and indulgent father, and the community a worthy citizen.
Resolved, That as a further token of respect these resolutions be placed among the records of the Society.
- R. M. BURNETT,
- JOHN A PARVIN,
- D. C. CLOUD,
- JOHN MAHIN.
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