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Hyde, Edward 1832 - 1907


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/26/2022 at 13:48:02

Source: Decorah Republican December 19, 1907, P4 C2

On Friday morning last word came to Decorah by phone that Edward Hyde, one of the most highly respected residents of Frankville township, had been found dead in his bed. He had retired the night before, apparently in good health, and death came to him while he slept.
Mr. Hyde was born on April 30, 1832, at St. Andrews, P. Q., Canada where he grew to manhood. He was one of a family of fourteen children. Shortly before the War of the Rebellion broke out he came to the United States and settled at Frankville. Here he enlisted in Aug. {?} 1862, serving his full term as a member of the First Iowa Cavalry which saw service west of the Mississippi and was mustered out in southern Texas. Returning to Frankville, Mr. Hyde engaged in the carpenter trade. In 1869 he was married to Jane Rosa. Mrs. Rosa’s father gave them an eighty acre farm on which they went to live and to this they added another eighty. After nine and a half years, Mrs. Hyde passed away, and renting the farm, Mr. Hyde returned to Canada for a time and eventually returned to take up his residence on the old place, renting it out and following his old trade as a carpenter.
As far as we know Mr. Hyde had no nearer relatives in this vicinity than nephews or nieces. Two brothers and five sisters, one brother (one brother residing near Fort Dodge) survive, and two sons of the Iowa brother were present at the funeral. Mr. Hyde was a man who attended strictly to his own affairs, but always had a kind word for his fellow man, and by a warmth of heart and a true adherence to the golden rule won the highest respect and most steadfast friendship of a host of acquaintances.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Centennial church, Rev. M. Willett of Decorah officiating, and the remains were laid at rest in the church yard by the side of his wife. During the later years of his life Mr. Hyde devoted much time to the care of this spot. It may have been his way of paying a constant devotion to her whom he has now joined. Who knows? It would have been like him.

Source: Decorah Republican December 19, 1907, P8 C1

Frankville people were shocked Friday to learn of the death of Edward Hyde. He lived six miles west of town with Mr. Daniels’ family, who are renters. He was apparently well on retiring at night, but when a member of the family went to call him to breakfast in the morning they discovered that he had passed away. It is supposed of heart failure. Mr. Hyde, who was 75 years of age, was one of the early settlers, a man well liked and respected by all who knew him. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Centennial church, Rev. Willett of Decorah officiating. The burial was in charge of the Masonic fraternity of this place, of which order he was a member.
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- Last Friday night, at his home in Frankville township. Occurred the death of Mr. Edward Hyde. Mr. Hyde retired the evening before in his usual good health and jovial frame of mind. Saturday morning he did not respond to the call for breakfast, and when Theodore Daniels entered the bed room he found that Mr. Hyde had died during the night or early morning. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willett of Decorah, who paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of a good man. His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Greenwood cemetery.

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