March 30, 1916
OBITUARY ~ STINSON FORDICE DeBOLT
Stinson Fordice Debolt, third son of James and Elizabeth Debolt, was born at
Davistown, Green Co., Penn. June 13, 1849, and died at Tilden, Nebraska, March
19th, 1916 aged 66 years, 9 months, and 6 days.
He came with his parents to Iowa in 1873 and settled near Bedford in Taylor
Co. The following year the family moved to Ringgold County where he lived
until the year 1900, when he moved to Fairfax, South Dakota, which has since
been his home.
His father, mother, four brothers and one sister preceded him to the other
world. He leaves to mourn his loss four brothers and one sister, Hugh of Hale,
Mo.; John of Tilden, Nebraska; James of Tuskeego, Iowa; William of Maloy, Mrs.
Jennie Davis, of this community and a host of relatives and friends.
He had been in failing health for a number of years and passed away while
visiting at the home of his brother.
He was a member of the Odd Follow Lodge at Clearfield, Iowa. He lived a good,
upright life, was a dutiful son, a loving brother, a kind
and generous neighbor and highly respected by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23rd, at 11 a. m., at the Baptist
church at Maloy. They were conducted by Pastor Carlson of the Clearfield
Methodist church; interment in the Shay [a.k.a. Platte River] Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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