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Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
December 24, 1908

OBITUARY - W. W. PEASLEY

W. W. PEASLEY was born in Essex County, New York, December 9, 1853, and died at his home in Kellerton, Iowa, December 7, 1908, aged 54 years, 11 months and 28 days. His early life was like that of many another young man, being spent in working on his father's farm, with such educational advantages as the country afforded. Being the next to the eldest of a large family, he left home at an early age and struck out for himself. He worked at the carpenter trade and taught school until he saved enough to enter the Law Department of the State University at Iowa City, where he graduated in June, 1875.

In 1876, he located at Davis City, Iowa, and engaged in the practice of law. December 24, 1879, he was married to M. Allie LEE, daughter of JOHN LEE, one of the best known stockmen and shippers of those days in Decatur County. To this union were born, while they lived in Davis City, two daughters, Vergia, the first born, who died in early infancy, and Madge, who was yet an infant when Mr. PEASLEY and wife moved from Davis City to Kellerton, Iowa, in 1884, where he with his family have ever since resided. Other children were born to them, of whom Dorothy and Wayne died in infancy or early childhood. Those now living are Madge, now Mrs. Eugene HARLAN, of Indianola, Iowa; Leone, Vera Alice, Louise and John, the last being an infant nine months old. Besides a faithful and loving wife, he also leaves an aged mother, six brothers and two sisters; his mother and two brothers being present at the funeral.

On his removal to Kellerton in 1884, he entered the banking business, being the founder of the First Bank in Kellerton 24 years ago. The bank is still doing a prosperous business, although Mr. PEASLEY withdrew from the active management about four years ago and engaged in the brick and tile business which he followed for many years, when his plant was destroyed by fire. At the time of the fire the business was becoming one of the important industries of the county, and its destruction was as much of a loss to the community in a business way, as to its owner in a financial way. After the loss of his brick and tile plant, Mr. PEASLEY engaged in the lumber business, forming a partnership with his brother, Aaron PEASLEY. This business was in successful operation at the time of his death.

After entering the banking business at Kellerton, he discontinued the practice of law at the bar. His knowledge of law and his known ability to draw up all kinds of legal documents rendered him a very useful as well as popular member of the community. For years his advice was sought by the farmers and business men on matters of a commercial or legal nature. So far as the writer knows, he had no church affiliations. While a young man, in Davis City, he joined the Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodges but did not become affiliated with either after his removal to Kellerton. His life was devoted to his home, his family and his business. He traveled but little, and then only as business called him. He cared but little for display in a society way but enjoyed the company of his friends in the quiet of his home.

He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father. In his last sickness he was patient and uncomlaining, and when he knew the end was near, he was perfectly composed and clear in his mind and disposed of his affairs, giving advice to his wife as to the course she should pursue as calmly as if he were going on a journey of limited duration.

The funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. S. E. BROWN, at one o'clock p.m., on Wednesday, December 9, 1908, and he was laid to rest in the [Maple Row] cemetery at Kellerton on the 55th anniversary of his birthday. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this, their darkest hour of sorrow. -J. B. HORNER.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2009

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