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Humphrey, John W. 1811 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/14/2020 at 10:32:28

Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 13, 1898 P 4 C 1

Cresco Times:—John W. Humphrey died Oct 3, 1898, at his home near Cresco, Iowa, aged 85 years, 4 months and 8 days.
He was married to Miss Lydia Stockwell, Jan. 20, 1836. This union was blessed with six children, a son (Geo. H.) and five daughters. Deceased was the third of six children, all of whom preceded him to the great beyond. He moved to Gustavas, Trumbull county, Ohio, with 1I!B parents a short time prior to his marriage. While there his life was spent in farming and hotel keeping up to 1855, when he went to California, remaining two years in the hotel business, He returned to Ohio and with his family moved to Winnesheik county, Iowa, in Orleans twp., on the farm on which he resided at the time of his death. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. I, 9th Infantry. Oct. 26th he was again married, to Mrs. Anna Barrett. To this union was born two sons, G. D. Humphrey and Loren K. Humphrey, both of Cresco.
The funeral services occurred at the M. E. church Wednesday morning, conducted by the G. A R. Post. Rev. Shaffer preached a philosophical sermon, full of beautiful thoughts. The church was beautifully decorated with the national colors and flowers. The casket was appropriately draped with the Post flag, upon which rested two sheafs of ripened grain tied with while ribbon, n cross and anchor in white roses and a large cluster of roses and carnations. A large audience came to give honor to their friend and neighbor. John Humphrey was a good citizen and an honest man, who did his full duty as he saw it through life, and at the last dropped to sleep without pain —simply passed over the river to be at rest.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1811 and is buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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