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Posted By: Judy Kelley (email)
Date: 6/30/2017 at 19:59:38


Lincoln S. Grasham Succumbed Yesterday - Was 47 Years of Age at the time of His Death.

Wapello, Ia., Sept. 6. - Lincoln S. Grasham, one of the prominent farmers of this vicinity, died on Monday, Sept. 5, 1910, after an illness of about two weeks, with an attack of typhoid fever.

Mr. Grasham was born in Port Louisa township, Louisa county, June 13, 1863, and was aged 47 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Grasham, who died March 13, 1909, a pioneer of this state, and an old resident of this county; and the family is well-known, both in Wapello and in the surrounding country. The elder Mr. Grasham was a sturdy pioneer of the class which has done much towards making our state what it now is, rearing his family to become good and industrious citizens; and his sons have followed in his footsteps. This son, Lincoln, especially, had lived his life in the same manner as his father. When old age compelled the elder Mr. Grasham to give up his work, Lincoln took the heavier duties from his shoulders and took upon himself the farm work and the care of his father. The old homestead where the family was reared has been his home for his entire life; and the duties of son, husband and father he has fulfilled simply and faithfully. Though no aspirant for honors of any kind, he was of a genial and friendly disposition, and gained friends in all places and classes. Many citizens of this county and surrounding counties, aside from his immediate neighbors, will mourn the loss of so warm-hearted and generous a man.

Mr. Grasham was married in 1898 to Mrs. Sadie Bromley, who survives him. He also leaves surviving him, one daughter, Nola, and a step-daughter, Georgianna Bromley, and a stepson, Gird Bromley, of Muscatine. Several brothers and sisters also remain to mourn his loss, among whom are Frank, of this city, and George, of near Wapello, and John Grasham of Muscatine.

The funeral services will be held at the home in Port Louisa township, near Wapello, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7, at 2 o'clock, and will be in charge of the Wapello Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member. Rev. W.J. Gerlach, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Wapello, will officiate at the services.

Source: Newspaper clipping.


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