Cyrus Boiler (1844-1918)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/16/2019 at 01:10:38
July 16, 1844 – August 6, 1918
Griswold American, Griswold, Iowa, Thurs., Aug 15, 1918, p.1 & 8
Cyrus Boiler Laid at Rest
Funeral Services Held from the Home Thursday Afternoon
Cyrus Boiler who has been ill at his home in this city for the past few weeks and mention of whose death was made in these columns last week, died Tuesday, August 6th, at the good old age of 74 years and 20 days. Mr. Boiler had been poorly for the past several years. While on a trip to Nebraska he was sticken with a stroke of paralysis and never fully recovered from the effects of it. A short time ago he suffered another stroke and his right side was affected. Gradually he grew weaker until his heart failed and he passed away.
Mr. Boiler had lived in this part of Iowa for a number of years, being engaged in farming and cattle raising. He retired a few years ago and became a resident of Griswold and spent the last few years at his ease. He was known to almost every one as “Cy.” He looked on the bright side of life and undertook to let others do what worrying was to be done. He used to come to the American office and sit for hours and it was in the office he visited with many of his friends. In his younger days he spent several years in the west. He drove a six mule team in the vicinity of Leadville long before there was a railroad. He was also a teamster for a many by the name of Creighton who had the contract for [hauling] supplies for the government.
Mr. Boiler was born in Piketon, Ohio, July 16, 1844, and at the age of five the family started for the west, locating at Muscatine. In those days farther west was only wilderness inhabited by Indians. He made Muscatine his home until 1873 when he came to Pottawattamie County. He was united in marriage to Mary Osborn, of Pottawattamie County in the year 1875 and to this union five children were born, one boy died in infancy. Those who with the mother, survive are: Mrs. W. G. Brown of Lewis; Mrs. H. E. Snyder of Griswold, Chas. C. Boiler, now in the army and stationed at Augusta, Georgia, and Joseph K. Boiler, with the Expeditionary Forces in France.
Mr. Boiler was a good citizen and endeavored to do his part as far as [he] could to make the world better for mankind to live in. He never united with any church, but when a resident of Wright Township he took a very part in the work at Asbury. He liked to see others have a good time as they traveled along life’s highway and enjoyed having his friends call at his home. The funeral services were held at home Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. R. L. Barnstable conducted the services. The singing was by a mixed quartet and the remains were laid away in the Lewis Cemetery.
The following persons from a distance were present at the funeral services: George Shields, of Muscatine; C. D. Boiler of Walnut; Bert Boiler of Walnut; Will Meister of Walnut, Millie Boiler of Muscatine; Frank Schmidt and family, of Atlantic; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wood of Walnut and Mrs. Sophia Brown of Lewis. For the many acts of kindness bestowed during his illness and burial, the members of the family are most grateful and wish to extend their heartfelt thanks.
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