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Warden, Rihpa


Posted By: Michael Kearney (email)
Date: 11/30/2017 at 19:36:34

The Clinton Herald Monday April 17, 1905 p 5 Ripha Warden, one of Clinton's grand old men, passed away Sunday noon at half past twelve o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Rumble 922 North Second street. He had attained the wonderful age of 94 years and ten days, and his passing over was but as the going out of a light that had burned long and brightly. In spite of his advanced years he had retained many of the faculties of his youth: always vigorous and fond of outdoor life he took his accustomed walk on Second street on Friday, and on Saturday he mingled with the family in their daily life, this after a previous illness of a few weeks before which had been deemed almost final. His passing away at noon after a restless night came while he slept peacefully and quietly. Mr. Warden was born on the sixth day of April, 1811, near Elmira, New York. During his long life he had seen much history made and his recollections of this life were strong and true. He was but four years of age when the battle of Waterloo was fought, he was born just prior to the outbreak of the war in 1812. On October 2, 1839, he was united in marriage to Miss Susan A. Coryell and they came west in 1844, making their home near Madison, Wis., where a cabin was built on the clearing for the little family. This residence was continued until until 1858 when residence was made in the city of Aurora from which place he enlisted as a member of Co. F. 52nd Illinois Infantry, in October, 1861. After serving for three years in the ranks he returned to Aurora, and in 1867 he came to Clinton where his daughters, Mrs. Henry Rumble and Mrs. Fred Rumble resided. With but short visits to other cities he had made Clinton his home ever since that date, one of the earliest members of the N.B. Baker post, No. 88, G.A.R., for many years one of the oldest members in length of membership and senior in age in the Post. of his immediate family but three daughters and one son survive him, Mrs. Ella Brown of Horton, Kansas; Mrs. Fred Rumble of this city; Charles T. Warden of Chicago, and Miss Julia Warden of Clinton. Funeral services will be held at the late home, 922 north Second street. Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. They will be conducted at the home by the Rev. William Hiram Foulkes of the First Presbyterian church of which the decedent was a sincere member. The members of the N.B. Baker Post of the G.A.R. will have charge of the services at the grave.


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