Ringgold Record, 1898
OBITUARY – SETH IMUS
Seth IMUS was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, June 4, 1839, and died in Mt. Ayr June 3, 1898. When he was four years old his
parents moved to Ingham county, Michigan. At the age of twelve he moved with his parents to Illinois, living in that state unil 1854,
when they came to Ringgold county, arriving here in June. He enlisted in the fall of 1861 in the third Iowa cavalry, company M, and served
three years and four months. He was married to Miss Elizabeth BROWNLEE July 12, 1865. Two sons were born to them, W. L. and
J. H. IMUS. His wife died in 1889, and he was again married February 12, 1891, to Mrs. Sarah L. CASTOR, who survives him.
Mr. IMUS was a faithful member of the Methodist church, having joined in 1858. His sickness was of short duration, and he
passed peacefully away on the morning of June 3d. The funeral was conducted Monday at 1 o'clock p.m. from Middle Fork M.E.
chapel by his pastor, Rev. W. C. MARTIN, and the remains were interred in the Rose Hill cemetery (sic, should be Middle Fork
cemetery) near the chapel. The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy of many friends.
NOTE: Horatio M. IMUS, Seth's father, was born in 1812 in Genesse County, New York, the son of Lucinda (BURLINGAME) and
Charles Lemuel IMUS, Sr., and died June 19, 1854 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr,
Ringgold County, Iowa. Horatio married in July of 1832, New York, to Mary (DOLBIER) IMUS, Seth's mother. Mary (DOLBIER) IMUS, was born in 1814,
Vermont, the daughter of Hannah and John DOLBIER. She married second after Horatio's death to William CAVIN, Sr., and died in 1895 with interment at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Leonard Orland IMUS, Seth's brother, was born on October 3, 1847 in Ingham County, Michigan, and died
on January 27, 1934 in Ringgold County, Iowa with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr. He married on April 3, 1872, Mount Ayr, to
Sarah Jane SMITH who was born March 3, 1848 in Tipton, Indiana, and died April 27, 1935 with interment at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr. Leonard and Sara were the parents of seven children.
Elizabeth (BROWNLEE), first wife of Seth IMUS, was born in 1842, Ohio, and died on September 3, 1889 with interment at
Middle Fork Cemetery. Sarah Lydia (DENNIS) CASTOR was Seth's second wife.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2007
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