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STANTON, Hiram Lafayette (Lafe) 1856-1918


Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/12/2020 at 22:43:59

Hamburg Reporter
Hamburg, Iowa
Friday 19 July 1918

Death of Lafe Stanton

After an illness of several weeks, Lafe Stanton died at his home in Hamburg on Thursday night of last week.

Hiram Lafayette Stanton was born in Henry county, Illinois on February 20, 1856. At sixteen years of age he moved with his parents to Worth county, Mo. His marriage to Mary Richmond took place December 3, 1877. To them were born seven children, two dying in infancy. The living are: Mrs. Nellie Wolf and Rufus of Hamburg, Mrs. Dollie Dovel of Riverton, Mrs. Nora Burley of Axtel, Nebraska and Mrs. Pearl South of Vermillion, S.D. Besides his wife and children he leaves three sisters, two residing in Oklahoma and one in Missouri.

In his younger days he professed faith in Christ and was identified with the Methodist Episcopal church, South.

He followed the occupation of farming, from which useful service he has been some years retired. At the time of his death he was a member of the city council, serving with that liberal public spirit that sought to promote the welfare of the entire community.

He had been ill some months, and after six weeks of acute suffering, during which all that tender nursing and medical skill could do were put forth to give him comfort and prolong his life. He passed away from his home on Washington street July 11, 1918. His days of earthly pilgrimage were numbered as 62 years, 4 months and 12 days.

The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church, Sunday morning, July 14, by the Rev. Carl Brown, and interment taking place in the Hamburg cemetery.


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