The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1925
OBITUARY - DANIEL D. DORN.
Daniel E. DORN was born at Ava, New York, August 21, 1848, and died at his home in Kellerton, Iowa, October 24, 1925, being
77 years, two months and three days of age. He was united in marriage to Rose G. FISK at Bonneville, N.Y., April 22 1869. To this union
one son and one daughter were born, Clinton H. DORN of Des Moines and Mrs. Emily D. WIDNER, of Pasadena, California. He suffered the loss of his
companion May 29, 1894. He was again united in marriage to Myra LINDSEY at Leon, Iowa, July 27, 1896. To this union three sons and one daughter were
born - Ralph D., Walter L., Daniel D., Jr., and Miss Ruth DORN, all of which were present at the time of his departure. His widow, all of his children,
and all of his brothers and sisters survive. His brother, Albert, of Neola, Iowa, was present to help bear the grief of the immediate family. He has
enjoyed extra good health during the sojurn here on earth until the last few years in which he went about with his cane. He was confined to his bed
about two weeks during which time he suffered very much from his affliction which overpowered his unusual strength, and he was called to lay down this
mortal body and put on immortality. He was a very active farmer in his youth, being in the dairy business, also in the shipping of cattle and horses
at Bonneville, N.Y. He came to Iowa in February, 1884, and organized the first bank at Maxwell, Iowa. Then in September 1884, he sold his bank at Maxwell and
moved to Danbury, Iowa, and organized that first bank of that place. He was a pioneer banker and stockman of northwest Iowa and many of the the best citizens of
that section owe their excellent beginning to our deceased brother. He came to Kellerton, Iowa, March, 1922, and spent his last days there in retirement. He was
converted in a Methodist camp meeting at Bonneville, N.Y., under the direction of Rev. COBB in the winter of 1889. In 1912 while living at Clearfeld, he was
united with the Methodist church of that place, under the pastorate of Rev. PRATHER. Then on moving to Kellerton, he placed his membership with the same place here.
Owing to his affliction he seldom attended public services but he kept his family worship in the home and retained it from the time of his conversion. He gave all his
children a high school education, and was an advocate of highter ideals. His entire family residing at Kellerton are members of the Methodist church of this place.
are members of the Methodist church of this place. The deceased has been a living example of the faith in Him who said, "He that believeth in Me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live.: Well could he have said, "Earth is receding, Heaven is opening." The entire community extends their sympathy to the entire cirle of relatives in
their sorrowing hours of bereavement.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, October 26th, at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E.
CLARK, and interment made in Maple Row cemetery. Out of respect to his memory and to the three sons who are business men of this place, all business houses closed during
the funeral hour.
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