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Alva Reed Hastings (1860-1936)

BALLENGER, ENSLEY, HASTINGS, MEREDITH, SCHNEIDER, SWINNEY, TERRELL

Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 6/18/2017 at 11:10:23

The Moulton Weekly Tribune
Moulton, Iowa
Thursday, June 11, 1936

Last Rites Held For A. R. Hastings

FORMER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF HIS SON IN CLIFTON HILL, MO

Funeral service for Alva R. Hastings were held, Tuesday, from the Moulton Christian church in charge of Rev. R. H. Polly, pastor of the Huntsville, Mo., Christian church. Mr. Hastings was formerly a resident of Moulton having been in business here prior to his moving away some 13 years ago. He was a man of true christian character and held in high esteem by his many friends.

Alva R. Hastings, son of Isaac S. and Mary Jane Hastings, was born in Floris, Iowa, December 25, 1860, and departed this life at the home of his son, Ernest in Clifton Hill, Mo., June 7, 1936, being at the time of his death 75 years, 5 months and 13 days old. He had been in failing health for some two years with heart trouble but was confined to his bed during his fatal illness for only a few days.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Ballenger, February 25, 1881. She preceded him in death on February 13, 1912. To this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters, H. L. Hastings, of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. W. A. Terrell, of Chillicothe, Mo.; E. E. Hastings, of Clifton Hill Mo.; Mrs. C. E. Ensley, of Iowa City, Iowa, and L. R. Hastings, of Kansas City, Kans.

He was one of a family of eight children of whom two sisters and one brother survive, Mrs. J. A. Swinney, his twin, of Floris, Iowa; Mrs. Lyman Meredith, of Pulaski, Iowa, and H. C. Hastings, of Eldon, Iowa. Also five grandchildren, Roberta, Jeanette and Billy Terrell, Elizabeth Ensley and Mrs. M. M. Schneider, one great grandchild, Max Schneider. Also nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He united with the Christian church at an early age and has always lived a christian life.

Burial was made at Oakland cemetery.


 

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