January 28, 1915, page 2
OBITUARY - CHARLES HIRAM PEAVEY
Charles H[iram]. PEAVEY was born in Kennebec County, Maine, April 3, 1840, and departed this life January 26th, 1915. He
was married about 1862 to Sarah A[nn]. MESSER, also of Kennebec Co., Maine. To this union were born six children three of
whom died in infancy and three are still living, — Arthur L. and Alice F[rances]. PEAVEY, both of Nez Perce, Idaho; Everett
W[esley]. PEAVEY of Clearfield, Iowa.
He moved from Maine to Iowa about 1873, and has been a resident of Iowa most of the time since. His wife departed this
life July 19, 1891. They were both converted and joined the Christian church in Boone, Iowa, about 1875.
His death followed a short illness brought by a fall. He had been making his home for some time with his son, Everett
W[esley]. PEAVEY, at whose home funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Methodist
pastor of Clearfield. He was taken to Ellston and buried beside his wife (sic, Charles is listed on the Clearfield Cemetery transciptons & Cleafield Cemetery photographs).
The friends have the sympathy of all
Mr. and Mrs. E[verett] W. PEAVEY and children and Ollie STEVENSON went to Ellston Wednesday with the body of Grandpa PEAVEY,
returning home that evening.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011
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