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J. I. Lesnet


Posted By: Lynn McCleary (email)
Date: 7/21/2017 at 08:10:34

Muscatine Journal & News Tribune, Thursday Feb. 22, 1940 pg 6

J. I. Lesnet, 70, of Wapello is Called in Death

Wapello J. I. Lesnet, aged 70, died at his home in Wapello Wednesday afternoon following a stroke suffered early in the week. Funeral services will be held at the Jamison-Dudgeon home for funerals Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Tennant in charge of the Masonic rites. Burial will be held in the Wapello Cemetery.

He was born in Wapello Nov. 12, 1869, the son of Stewart Matthew and Ruth Freeland Lesnet, and practically all his life has been spent in this community. He served as rural mail carrier for a number of years, operated the bus from the Rock Island station to the uptown section for several years. He also followed the occupation of farming before moving back to town.

He is survived by his widow, who was Maude Bevans, whom he married Nov. 28, 1901, and two sons, Lewis and George, of Wapello. A son Jim died Feb. 1, 1920


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