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The Vinton Eagle; Wednesday Morning - 8 May 1878
Dysart - Died - Grandfather Anthony Rampton
Anthony RAMPTON

DYSART. – DIED – Grandfather Anthony Rampton, at the residence of his son Anthony, on Monday last, near the hour of 11 o’clock a.m. Mr. R. had arrived at the advanced age of eighty-five year, one month and four days. On Tuesday his remains were laid away in the family graveyard. Many friends of the deceased, including relatives, stood around this sepulcher, and mingled their tears with the clods that intombed his form. Being English born he ever venerated his Queen, as was endowed with the spirit of her Majesty in giving to the poor, the sick, and the afflicted. Benton county had been his home over twenty years. The place of his death is on the handsomest homes in Iowa. We here extend to his family our warmest sympathies in their sad bereavement.

{Submitter comment: My maternal ggg-grandfather - father to Anthony & Edmund RAMPTON. Born in England. My thanks to Blairstown Library for finding this for me!}
Submitted on February 25, 2002 by
Lynnette McMahon, lmcmahon@charter.net

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The Vinton Eagle; Tuesday Morning - 17 July 1917
ANTHONY RAMPTON DEAD
Anthony RAMPTON

THE VINTON EAGLE: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1917 Anthony Rampton, for many years a resident of Vinton, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hamilton, in Paullina, Iowa, Wednesday evening after an illness of several weeks. The body was brought to Dysart for burial and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at the home of George Boyd. Mr. Rampton was born February 19, 1824, in England. He came to this country in 1846, locating at Detroit, where he lived until 1856, when he came to Benton county to take up the land he had entered in 1854. This farm still remains in the family, being owned by Mrs. Geo. Boyd. He was married November 31, 1861, to Miss Phoebe VanWinkle, and to them seven children were born. The death of his wife occurred in 1878, but he remained on the farm until 1890, when he moved to Vinton, living here until 1901 when he went to Paullina to make his home with his daughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hamilton. The surviving children are Mrs. Anna Sturtz and Mrs. Hester Boyd, of Dysart, and Mrs. Hamilton. The older citizens of Vinton and Benton county will remember Mr. Rampton as a fine man in every respect. He was a good Christian and an excellent citizen.

{Submitter comment: Anthony was my maternal gg-uncle, brother to my gg-grandfather - Edmund RAMPTON.}
Submitted on February 25, 2002 by
Lynnette McMahon, lmcmahon@charter.net

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The Vinton Review; 27 April 1899
At Rest - Edmund Rampton
Edmund RAMPTON

On Monday morning at 6 a.m., after a long continued illness, Edmond Rampton passed away. He was born in Hampshire, England, December 19, 1829, and was 69 years, 3 months and 28 days old. Deceased came to America in 1848, settling in Oaklond (sic) county, Mich. In 1856 he came to Iowa and settled in Monroe township, remaining there until some sixteen years ago, when with his wife and family moved to Dysart, where he resided at the time of his death, April 17, 1899. Mr. Rampton belonged to the best of English emigrants and was an honor to both his native and adopted country. He was loved for his quiet and industrious habits and pleasant manners. Dropsy fastened itself upon him nearly a year ago and in spite of medical skill and best of care, terminated in his death. He was a good husband, kind neighbor and indulgent father. His eldest daughter, Mrs. DeVane, lived with him as the time of his death. The two sons, Frank and Charles reside near Dysart. The funeral services were held from the home, Wednesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Ackem, of Minneapolis, and the body tenderly laid to rest in the Rampton cemetery. With the aged wife and sorrowing children the community bow their heads and drop the silent tear of sympathy. His work is done, and well done. Would that the world contained more men like him and leave behind them a similar record for industry and honest. – Dysart Reporter.

{Submitter comment: Edmund is my maternal gg-grandfather Special thanks to the Blairstown Library for finding this for me!}
Submitted on February 25, 2002 by
Lynnette McMahon, lmcmahon@charter.net

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