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Arnold, Henry Oliver 1834 1914


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 3/28/2013 at 14:54:39

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer October 9, 1914, Page 12


Mr. Henry Oliver Arnold, one of the first pioneers of Howard county, passed quietly away at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. F. Barfoot, of Cresco, Oct. 1, 1914. He was born at Potsdam, New York on Oct. 31, 1834, the eldest of nine children, of Oliver and Samantha Arnold. In the year 1852, the Arnold family located on a farm near Granger. After spending three years with his parents Henry returned to work as a foreman in a coloring mill at Manchester.

In 1963 he married Maria Brooks and returned to the home of his parents near Granger. His wife died in 1864 leaving a baby daughter, Marie, who lived until she was seven years of age when she too passed away.

Mr. Arnold married Mrs. Matilda Williams ten years later. After the death of his second wife in 1906 he made his home with a sister, Mrs. Mose Brice at Spencer until her death in 1909 when he came to make his home with his niece, Mrs. Barfoot.

Mr. Arnold leaves 12 nieces and nephews to mourn him, also a large company of friends.

The funeral was held on Saturday morning, Oct. 3rd, 1914, from the Barfoot home. Dr. D. T. Robertson, of the Congregational church officiating and the body was laid away in the family plot in the Albion cemetery.

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping submitted by Janice Sowers.

Albion Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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