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Benton County Times; December 13, 1906
G. A. Dillon Summoned. Dies of Heart Trouble Wednesday Morning.
Gibson A. Dillon

G. A. Dillon, one of Vinton's old pioneers, passed into the great beyond Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock after an illness of about a month. Mr. Dillon has been in poor health for more than a year. He came to Benton County in 1868, and has since been a resident here. He was a man of sterling worth, a useful citizen and a kind and indulgent father. He leaves four children: Mrs. A. M. Rose of Vinton, Mrs. Salter and M. B. Dillon of Cedar Rapids, and D. A. Dillon of Des Moines. The funeral will be held this morning.

{Submitter comment: This is the first of two obituaries received from Assistant Librarian Royce Kurtz, Vinton Public Library in June 1978. It is for Wayne's great grandfather Gibson A. Dillon, whose parents were among the first settlers of Cedar Co., Iowa.}
Submitted on Tue Oct 31 21:38:11 2000 by
Anne and Wayne Rose, a.w.rose@juno.com

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The Vinton Eagle; December 14, 1906
Answers the Final Summons G. A. Dillon Dies at the Home of His Daughter, Mrs. A. M. Rose, Wednesday, Dec. 12
Gibson A. Dillon

Gibson Andrew Dillon was born in Tippacanoe County, Indiana, July 18th, 1832, and died December 12th, 1906, aged 74 years, 4 months and 14 days. His parents, Arthur and Nancy Dillon, with their family removed to Iowa in 1837 where they settled on a farm, where he learned the habits of industry.

He was united in marriage with Sarah Matthews May 20, 1855. This union was blessed with six children, Geo. T., Milton Bailey, Elizabeth Adaline, David Arthur, Maud Elba, and Myrtle Belle, four of who were present to perform the last sad duties of children for a parent.

With his family he moved to Benton County in 1868. The wife and mother departed this life Sept. 2d, 1883. He continued to make this his home until April 1895, when he was married to Hannah Henderson when he again returned to Cedar County where he resided until after her death which occurred in April, 1899. He then returned to Vinton and has since made his home with his daughter, Mrs. A. M. Rose, who with her husband tenderly ministered to his needs as he passed into the valley of the shadow.

Father Dillon was formerly a member of the Disciples Church but united with the Presbyterian Church of Vinton in 1900. He was a consciencious christian and his faith sustained him to the end.

The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. A. M. Rose Thursday afternoon, conducted by his pastor S. S. Hilscher. The body was laid away in the Evergreen Cemetery.

{Submitter comment: This is the second of two obituaries received from Assistant Librarian Royce Kurtz, Vinton Public Library in June 1978. It is for Wayne's great grandfather Gibson A. Dillon, whose youngest daughter was Myrtle Belle (Dillon) Rose.}
Submitted on Tue Oct 31 22:14:57 2000 by
Anne and Wayne Rose, a.w.rose@juno.com

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