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CHIDESTER, Simeon Eastis 1845 - 1920


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/26/2020 at 22:53:26

"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Monday, January 19, 1920
Page 2, Column 2


Simeon B. (sic - E.) CHIDESTER, a well known resident of Jefferson county, died early yesterday morning at his home, northwest of the city, his death being due to rheumatism of the heart. He has suffered fir abiut (sic) six years from rheumatism and early yesteray (sic) morning he was taken seriously ill and died in about an hour.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, from the home, conducted by Rev. Seeds. Interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery,.

Mr. CHIDESTER has made his home on his farm about ten miles northwest of the city for about fifty years. A year ago lost (sic) summer he ond (sic) Mrs. CHIDESTER celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, one son Charles, and two grandchildren, Golbern and Edna, all if (sic) whom live on the home farm. He is also survived by one brother, Frank CHIDESTER, of this city.


"The Fairfield Tribune"
Friday, January 23, 1920
Page TWELVE, Column 7


One of Jefferson county's best known citizens succumbed to the Grim Destroyer last Sunday morning, when Simeon B. CHIDESTER passed away.

His death was caused by rheumatism of the heart, with which he had been afflicted for a number of years. Mr. CHIDESTER is one of Jefferson county's pioneer residents, having lived on his farm northwest of the city for about fifty years. He celebrated his golden wedding a year ago last summer and his estimable wife and one son, Charles, with two grandchildren, survive.

The funeral services were held at the family home by Rev. Frank Seeds Tuesday morning, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Friday, January 23, 1920
Page 4, Column 1


We take this way to thank our neighbors and friends for their kind deeds shown us in our hour of affliction. To the Sunday School, the Bible Class, the Club, and many friends for flowers, the choir for music and the Masons for their services at the grave.


C. C. CHIDESTER and Family


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Sasturday, January 24, 1920
Page 2, Column 2


State of Iowa, Jefferson county ss.

To All Whom it May Conrern: (sic)

Notice is hereby given that an instrument, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of S. E. CHIDESTER, deceased, is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Jefferson county, and that February 18th, A. D. 192O, at two o'clock p. m., it being the fifteenth day of the February term, 192O, of said Court, this 23rd day of January, final hearing of same.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Curt (sic), this 23rd day of January, 192O.

Sanford Zeigler Jr.,
Clerk of the District Court.
Erma Zeigler, Deputy.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.162. Wife Lucy died in 1925 and is buried with him. Her maiden name was BABBITT.


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