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Humphrey, John W. 1811 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/16/2017 at 11:57:01

Iowa Plain Dealer October 7, 1898, FP, C5

John W. Humphrey, died Oct. 3, 1898, at his home near Cresco, Iowa, aged 85 yr., 4 mo. and 8 days.
He was married to Miss Lydia Stockwell, Jan. 20, 1836. This union was blessed with six children, one son and five daughters: G. R. Humphrey, Cresco, Iowa; Mrs. Laura Carson. Pasadena. Cal.; Mrs. Marietta Barker. Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Melissa Carson, Union, Iowa, Mrs. Ruth MoCulla, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Mrs. Lorain Harris, Union, Iowa. He was born in Canton, Conn., of Romanta Humphrey and Hulda Woodford Humphrey. The deceased was the third of six children all of whom preceded him to the great beyond. He moved to Gustavas, Trumbull county, Ohio, with his parents a short time prior to his marriage. While there his life was spent in farming and hotel keeping up to 1855, when he went to California, remaining, two years in the hotel business. He returned to Ohio and with his family moved to Winneshiek county Iowa, in Orleans township, on the farm on which he resided at the time of his death. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. I., 9th infantry. Oct. 26th he was again married, to Mrs. Anna Barrett. To this union was born two sons, G. D. Humphrey and Loren R. Humphry{sic}, both of Cresco, Iowa.
The funeral services occurred at the Cresco M. E. Church, Wednesday morning, conducted by the G. A. R. Post. A choir composed of Mrs. Welch, organist, Emma Whitney, soprano, Nellie White, alto, Will Patterson, tenor, Jacob Welsh, bass, furnished excellent music. Rev. Shaffer preached a philosophical sermon, full of beautiful thoughts. The church was beautifully decorated with the national colors and flowers. The casket was appropriately draped with the Post flag, upon which rested two sheafs of ripened grain tied with white ribbon, a cross and anchor in white roses and a large cluster of roses and carnations. A large audience came to give honor to their friend and neighbor. John Humphrey was a good citizen and an honest man who did his full duty as he saw it all through life and at the last dropped to sleep without pain—simply passed over the river to be at rest. He sleeps in Oak Lawn cemetery.

Transcriber's Note: His gravestone shows he was born in 1811 which doesn't agree with his age listed above.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

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