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Wing, Matthew REV 1845-1910


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/9/2017 at 16:27:32

The people of this community are called to mourn the death of one of it's most respected citizens. Rev. Matthew Wing was born at Brockville, Canada, of American parents, on Nov. 4, 1845. His family moved to Lee county, Iowa, in 1849, and finally settled at New Providence, Hardin county, Iowa.

In 1861 Matthew Wing was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church when about twenty-five years of age, and continued in the ministry the rest of his life. In 1880 he affiliated with the Universal church.

Mr. Wing was married to Ella M. Cady, August 30, 1873. Of this marriage was born five children - Ezra P. Wing, Ava May, Leo Lewis, Elsie Olivia and Calvin Cady, the last two of whom died in infancy.

In the year 1898 he was married to his present wife, Amelia Murdock, who with the children remain to mourn his loss. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Amelia Wing, two sons, and a daughter (the wife of the attorney general of the state of North Dakota), three grandsons, three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Wing came to this county in the year 1905 and took up a government homestead on which he had made final proof. Mr. Wing died Nov. 3, 1910, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Miller, in the city of Bismarck, N.D., and was buried in the Linton cemetery last Sunday.

He was followed to the grave by Mrs. Wing, the widow, E.P. Wing, Mrs. Andrew Miller, L.L. Wing and wife, Mrs. Adams of Milwaukee, Mrs. Cook of Milwaukee, the last two being cousins of Mrs. Wing, and Mrs. Murdock, the aged mother of the widow. The funeral was from the Methodist church, which was filled with sorrowing friends and acquaintances. A splendid quartet sane selected hymns loved by the dead clergyman. The sermon was preached by Rev. N. Wood, and an eulogy was delivered by Charles S. Lane of this town.

Mr. Wing was a singularly pure man - his life above reproach. He was a student of philosophy and of religion. Much missed will this good man be. His tall, spare form will no longer be seen on our streets, no longer will his fine voice speaking to them of the higher things of life, but those of us who knew him will rejoice that the quiet, unostentatious, useful life of this good man will abide forever. May he rest in peace.

~Emmons Co. Record (North Dakota), November 10, 1910

To Rev. Matthew Wing
Amelia Murdock Wing.

Our from the shackles of physical bondage,
Freed and escaping the fetters of old age,
You have gone to your rest.
Long was the struggle the earthy to master,
Life seemed a boon, dissolution disaster;
But the Great Mind knew best.

Teacher, who taught that the spirit incarnate
Dwells, to develop in physical state,
Gains its growth while on earth,
You had progressed to perfection of manhood,
Reached the great goal of the noble - the all good,
Had attained the new birth.

Eager your mind for the problems eternal,
Schooling your soul for the regions supernal,
You were ready to go.
Great was your wisdom, inspired your message,
Leading our hearts like a seer or a true sage,
And we needed you so!

Gentle and patient, forgiving and humble,
Seeking to aid when a brother should stumble;
You have not lived in vain.
God and his kingdom when you are seen clearer,
Heaven and its vistas are brighter and nearer,
We will meet you again.

~the obit from the North Dakota paper & the poem both were published in the Humboldt Independent, Thursday, December 1, 1910

Note: His parents were Jehiel Wing and Cynthia Benedict.

Matthew's first wife Ella Cady, was born in Allamakee county (1895 Iowa State Census, Buffalo Center, Winnebago co.), d/o P.P. Cady and Olive B. Prescott.

Matthew & Ella (Cady) Wing were divorced in 1898 & he married Amelia Murdock shortly after.

Amelia (Murdock) Wing Obituary

Hardin Obituaries maintained by Laura Blair.
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