Allen Sones 1857-1946
SONES, BATES, BELKNAP
Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 8/1/2021 at 07:35:54
23 May 1946 - The Anamosa Journal
Allen Otterbein Sones, 89, retired farmer and prominent lifetime Jones county resident, died Wednesday at his home in Anamosa after a long illness.
Funeral service was held this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Smykil home for funerals and burial was made in the Forest cemetery.
Casket bearers were William J. Bailey, Morley; Donald Ruhl, Anamosa; Ruel McColm, Monticello; Harold Hartman, Anamosa; Raleigh Shoop, Anamosa, and Robert Bainbridge, Morley.
Mrs. Sones was a member of the county board of appraisers for 45 years, serving in this capacity until six months before his death. He retired from the farm in 1924. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Mr. Sones was born in Jackson county near Wyoming, May 4, 1857, the son of George and Margaret Sones. Following the father's return from the Civil war, the family acquired the present farm and homestead in the Forest Hill community where the son was reared.
At the age of 24, Mr. Sones was married to Gertrude Bates, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ira Bates, pioneer residents of the old Highland Grove community in Jones county. Mr. and Mrs. Sones celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Feb. 26.
Besides his 84-year-old wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mabel, Cedar Rapids; five sons, Clarence, Indianapolis, Ind.; Dillon, at home; Dr. Clement, Des Moines; Dr. A. Merlin, Fair Lawn, N.J., and Glenn, Hampton, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. John Belknap, Anamosa; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jones Obituaries maintained by Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
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