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GAINES, Rolland Clifford 1871 - 1905


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 6/1/2022 at 22:06:56

"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Thursday, October 5, 1905
Front Page, Column 3


Rollin GAINES Dies in Hospital at Keokuk, Thursday Morning at 8 O'clock.


He Was One fo the Hardware Firm of Gaines Bros.---Leaves a Wife and Two Children.

Friends in this city were shocked to learn that Rollin GAINES died at the hospital in Keokuk this morning about eight o'clock (note: in Lee Co., IA). Mr. GAINES went to the hospital some two weeks ago to be operated on, and never seemed to get along very well. He grew weaker gradually and last evening relatives in the city received a telegram announcing his serious condition. His father departed last night for Keokuk. The family of Mr. GAINES were with him during his last hours.

The remains will be brought to this city tonight on Burlington No. 11.


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Friday, October 6, 1905
Page 4, Column 4

... The funeral of Rollin GAINES, who died in the hospital at Keokuk, yesterday morning, was held this afternoon at two-thirty o'clock from the family home on East Burlington street. ...


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Saturday, October 7, 1905
Front Page, Column 1

Our Last Sad Rights (sic) Were Given Rollin GAINES, Friday at 2:30 P. M.

The sympathies of the community have been deeply moved by the sudden death of Rollin C. GAINES, one of our bright young business men. Mr. GAINES went to the hospital in Keokuk about three weeks ago to undergo an operation, which it was believed would result in complete restoration, but for some reason, the vital forces did not seem to withstand the shock, and he passed away in spite of all that could be done.

The deceased was the son of Richard GAINES, one of our early settlers. There were four brothers, who have been associates in the hardware business and the death of the youngest one, is a most painful break of associations that has been notably pleasant.

Rollin C. GAINES was born March, 17, 1871. In September, 1896, he married Margaret B. LEATHERS of this city. Two children were born of this union, Chester and Margaret. Mrs GAINES, and her little family, and the large circle of relatives, have the warmest sympathy of all.

Rollin C. GAINES was a thoroughly good hearted, companionable man. He was a business man of ability and integrity, and had he lived he would have come to a foremost place among Fairfield's business men. Amid the responsibilities of hime and the cares of business and especially iu (sic - in) the last sickness, there seemed to come upon our friends a ripening of life toward the lightest and the best.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Pearse Pinch, of the Congregational church.


"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, October 11, 1905
Page 7, Column 5


Rollin C. GAINES as born (sic) in Fairfield in 1871. In 1896 he married Miss Margaret C. (sic - Margaret B.) LEATHERS of this city. He died at the hospital in Keokuk on Wednesday of last week and the funeral services were held at his late residence on Friday last. The above facts present simply the more important dates in the life of a young man whose early death is the cause of deep and universal sorrow among us.

Rollin C. GAINES was a man liked by everybody. He was one of the most companionable of men. He was a man of unusual skill in many lines, and was possessed of a sterling honesty and cleverness in business, which made him a valued member of the firm of four brothers, of whom he was one.

Mr. and Mrs. GAINES have had two children, Chester and Margaret, who remain to comfort their widowed mother. To them, and to the brothers and father, the sympathy of this entire community is extended.

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Note: Buried in Lot 2nd.108. Wife Margaret survived him by some fifty years, dying in 1955 in California, and was buried in Beverly Hills in Inglewood Park Cemetery.


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