January 31, 1918
OBITUARY ~ JEREMIAH KENDALL PARSHALL
Jeremiah Kendall Parshall was born at McClellan, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania,
February 11, 1837; passed away at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, January 24,
1918, aged 80 years 11 months and 13 days.
He married Anna Topin October 25, 1857, and to this union were born four
children. December 19th, 1874, he married Inza Stephens.
He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting on the 8th day of September,
1862, as blacksmith in Company K, 15th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer
Cavalry; and was discharged the 13th day of
January, 1863, at Nashville, Tennessee, on surgeons certificate. He was a
member of the Post at Clearfield and took great interest in all
the work of the Post.
He united with the Baptist church in 1895 during a revival held by Rev.
Shepard, and has lived a consecrated member ever since. He leaves to mourn his
departure, his devoted wife; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Ferguson of Omaha,
Nebraska, Mrs. Lizzie Rinker and Mrs. Isa Cullings of Clearfield; one son,
Charles Parshall, of Clearfield; one brother, Albert Parshall of Nation Home,
Tenn.; and one sister, Elma Hawkins of Pennsylvania, beside a host of friends.
And we pause to meditate, "How precious in the sight of the Lord is, the death
of his saints." - Psalm 116: 15.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Saturday morning at
10:30 by his pastor, E. L. Field; interment in Clearfield.
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