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OBITUARY - CHARLES WESLEY CODDINGTON

Charles Wesley CODDINGTON was born March 25th, 1838 (sic, should be 1833), in Union County, Indiana, and departed this life March 24th, 1919, in Clearfield, Iowa, his age being 85 years, 11 months and 29 days (sic, should be 27 days).

He was married Nov. 15th, 1855 (sic, should be 1856), to Damaris STEVENSON of Wayne County, Indiana. To this union was born two sons and five daughters. One daughter [Sarah A.] died in 1875. Brother and Sister CODDINGTON lived together 44 years, or until Feb. 10th, 1901, when the mother and wife preceded her companion and loved one to the better world. Bro. CODDINGTON wrote as follows: "Ma was a faithful member of the M.E. Church nearly 50 years. We came to Iowa in the year 1870. Our membership was first at old Bethel, then at Knowlton, at present at Clearfield." He was a member of the church for over 60 years. He also adds: "My Bible is my stay."

He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: Mrs. Sina SMITH, Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. Martha E. STAHL, Ellendale, North Dakota; Mrs. Mary E. BENTLEY, Blockton, Iowa; Mrs. Malissa (sic, should be Melissa) TALLEY, Eureka, Kan.; Enoch CODDINGTON, Sask., Canada; M. (sic, should be Norman) G. CODDINGTON, Jamestown, N.D.; also one brother, James B. F. CODDINGTON, Liberty, Indiana. There are 28 grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. All these with a host of other relatives are saddened by his death.

Brother CODDINGTON was a firm believer in his Savior, a faithful member of the church, a kind father and husband, a good neighbor and friend. Blessings on his memory.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, The pastsr (sic), C. A. CARLSON, spoke from John XVII.: 1, a text chosen by Bro. CODDINGTON for his funeral. Pastor JOHNSON of the Church of Christ assisted. Interment was held at Bethel Cemetery, six miles east of Clearfield. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the service at the church.

NOTE: Charles' father Enoch CODDINGTON was born September 25, 1802, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, the son of Moses and Amy (GIRTON) CODDINGTON. Enoch died May 11, 1868, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois. Enoch maried on May 22, 1828 to Martha YARYAN. Martha (YARYAN) CODDINGTON was the 5th of 10 children born to Frederick and his second wife Mary (FRESHOUR) YARYAN. She was born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, on August 11, 1809, and, died on April 19, 1879, Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana, with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville, Indiana.

Damaris STEVENSON, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (MARTIN) STEVENSON, was born in Wayne County, Indiana, on October 26, 1835. She died at the age of 65 years, 3 months, and 15 days, on February 10, 1901, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
March 27, 1919

OBITUARY ~ CHARLES WESLEY CODDINGTON

Charles Wesley Coddington was born March 25th, 1833, in Union County, Indiana, and departed this life March 24th, 1919, in Clearfield, Iowa, his age being 85 years, 11 months and 29 days.

He was married Nov. 15th, 1855, to Damans Stevenson of Wayne County, Indiana. To this union was born two sons and five daughters.

One daughter died in 1875. Brother and Sister Coddington lived together 44 years, or until Feb. 10th, 1901, when the mother and wife preceded her companion and loved ones to the better world. Bro. Coddington wrote as follows: "Ma was a faithful member of the M. E. Church nearly 50 years. We came to Iowa in the year 1870. Our membership was first at old Bethel, then at Knowlton, at present at Clearfield." He was a member of the church for over 60 years, He also adds: "My Bible is my stay."

He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: - Mrs. Sina Smith, Clearfield, Iowa; Mrs. Martha E. Stahl, Ellendale, North Dakota; Mrs. Mary E. Bentley, Blockton, Iowa; Mrs. Malissa Talley,Eureka, Kan.; Enoch Coddington, Sask., Canada; M. G. Coddington,Jamestown, N. D.; also one brother, James B. F. Coddington, Liberty, Indiana. There are 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

All these with a host of other relatives are saddened by his death. Brother Coddington was a firm believer in his Savior, a faithful member of the church, a kind father and husband, a good neighbor and friend. Blessings on his memory.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, The pastor, C. A. Carlson, spoke from John XVII: 1, a text chosen by Bro. Coddington for his funeral. Pastor Johnson of the Church of Christ assisted. Interment was held at Bethel Cemetery,six miles east of Clearfield. A large number of friends and neighbor attended the service at the church.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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