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Dale, Thomas 1829 – 1911


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:20

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 15, 1911, LP, C7

Thos. Dale passed away at about midnight, last Monday, death coming quickly and quite unexpectedly, as up to the time of the attending physician’s last call at eight o’clock in the evening, Mr. Dale was thought to be gaining, and the physician so stated, but the disease affected the heart. The funeral was held at the W. T. Huntting home yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Soper. Mr. Dale was 82 years of age, one of the pioneers of the county, coming to Vernon Springs in 1856. He has held various official positions in the county, and in his public and private life has always been respected for his faithfulness, honesty and clean living, and leaves a large number of friends to mourn his loss. We hope to be enabled to publish a suitable obituary of the deceased in our next issue.

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 19, 1911, 2, C3

Thomas B. Dale was born in Niagara Co., N. Y., in 1829, of English parents, living there till 1855. In 1856 he came to Iowa, locating at Vernon Springs and becoming one of the earliest pioneers, preempting what is now the John Steinman farm, northwest of Cresco. For years he teamed between Vernon Springs and McGregor, hauling grain to McGregor and bringing goods back with him.
In 1863, at Vernon Springs, he was married to Martha S. Tibbetts. They moved to Cresco in 1857 and resided here until 1995, when they moved to St. Ansgar.
Mr. Dale and his wife came to Cresco to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter, Mrs. Huntting, where he was taken ill, and passed away Dec. 11th, at the age of 82 years.
The deceased was the father of six children; Martin E., who died in infancy; Mrs. Frank Borthwick and Mrs. George Bornhwick, of Ness City, Kan.; Mrs. Wm. Huntting, of this city; Chas. C. Dale, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Mrs. Wm. Morrow, of Miller, S. D., all of whom were present at his funeral, and with the wife and companion of nearly half a century mourn the loss of husband and father.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in Cresco at the W. T. Huntting home, Rev. Benj. W. Soper officiating, with interment in Oak Lawn.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

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