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Benton County, Iowa Obituaries
Review; Feb. 27, 1908
Death of Vinton Pioneer
Riley Barkhurst

Riley Barkhurst Succumbed to Heart Failure. Riley Barnhurst, one of Benton County's pioneers and a man who was loved and esteemed by all who knew him, died at his home in this city last Thursday evening of heart failure. Mr. Barkhurst had been a resident of Benton county for forty years and moved into Vinton just one week before his death. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for about twenty years. His condition was such that he was unable to lie down and was obliged to spend most of this time in a chair. He had just settled nicely in his new home in this city when his trouble became aggravated and he sank rapidly. The end came at about 6:00 o'clock Thursday evening.

Riley Barkhurst was born in Ohio, December 29, 1842. He enlisted in the civil war from Cedar County and was a member of the 6th Iowa Calvary, in which he served three years. After the war he came to Benton County and has since lived here. On August 22, 1868 he was married to Miss Barbara A. Brollier, who with three children survive him: The children are Will Barkhurst of Jackson township, Mrs. Ben Harton of Cedar township, and Mrs. W.E. Klingaman of this city. Mr. Barkhurst has been a member of the U.B. church of Carlisle Grove for twenty years.

The funeral services were held at the residence in Vinton Sunday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. DeWitt Clinton of the Methdosit church and the remains were taken to Carlisle Grove for burial.
Benton County Times; Feb. 27, 1908
Prominent Jackson Township Farmer Dies at Home in This City, Funeral Sunday.
Riley Barkhurst

Riley Barkhurst, for many years a prominent Jackson Township farmer, died at his home in this city last Thursday of heart disease. The funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Carlysle Grove cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. DeWitt Clinton of the Methodist Church.

Mr. Barkhurst was a father in law of City Clerk W.E. Klingeman. He moved to Vinton just a week before his death taking up his residence in the Parsons property purchased some weeks previous. At the time of his removal his condition was serious but hopes were entertained that by reason of his residence in town life would be prolonged a number of years. He continued, however, to remain very ill following his removal to town. Mr. Barkhurst had been afflicted with heart trouble for the past fifteen years.

Mr Barkhurst was a native of Ohio. He was born in Ohio, December 29, 1842. He moved to Iowa with his mother when he was a boy, making his home in Cedar County, when the war broke out he enlisted in Company H., 6th Iowa Cav. He served his county for three years, rendering a good account of himself. In 1865, following his return from the war, he was married to Miss Barbara A. Briller. In 1868 he moved to Benton County and settled in Jackson township on the farm he vacated several weeks ago when he moved to town.

The deceased is survived by his widow and three children: Willliam Barkhurst of Jackson township, Mrs. W.A. Klingeman, Vinton; Mrs. Benjamin Hatton, Cedar Township.

Mr, Barkhurst was a good man, loyal to family, neighbors and friends, and highly esteemed by his many acquaintances. He was a member of the United Brethern church and was closely identified with the congregration that worshipped in the Carlysle Grove church.

{Submitter comment: two different obitaries, different spelling on maiden name Brollier, or Briller and Klingeman or Klingaman, a daughter and cemetery of Carlysle and Carlisle. Other names of Brollier buried at Carlisle Grove}

Submitted on 07-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long,

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