February 10, 1916
OBITUARY ~ CLAUDIUS ROSS MOFFETT
Claudius Ross Moffett, son of George and Anna Moffett, was born April 14th,
1858, in Jefferson Co., near Pleasant Plain, and died February 2nd, 1916, at
his home in Clearfield, Iowa.
In March 1876, he came with his parents and family to Ringgold Co. and settled
on the farm which he owned at the time of his death, and
in which he took great pleasure and interest for many years.
In his early manhood he spent eight years in the West, engaged in the
carpenter trade and bridge building, in which experience he gained much
information concerning the up building and growth of the West. After this he
returned to the old home to spend his time with his parents, and remained with
them during his father's declining years. A few years after his father's
death, his mother's health failing, he made a home for her in Clearfield, and
tenderly cared for her for several years during a severe and trying illness,
showing his great love for her by this tender service. After her death he
continued to reside in Clearfield, always taking a great interest in
everything, concerning the welfare of all around him. His advice was often
sought as his good judgment could be relied upon. He was a man of great
strength of character and endurance. His courage never failed in anything he
decided was best to do. Always lending a helping hand, with a smile and a kind
word in time of need, he will be greatly missed in this community.
He leaves to mourn his loss, three brothers, viz., J. W. of our town; John of
Bristow, Nebraska; and Elmer of Twin Falls, Idaho; and
one foster sister, Mrs. Samuel Hogue of Blue Springs, Nebr. In addition to
these, he leaves four nephews and six nieces beside a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the United Presbyterian church by the
pastor, Rev. T, R. Aikin Monday afternoon, Feb. 7th, at 2:00;
interment in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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