The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1927
OBITUARY - H. S. REASONER.
Henry Scott REASONER, son of Peter S. and Hannah REASONER, was born in Morrell county, Ohio, June 27, 1854, and departed this
life at his home near Beaconsfield, Iowa, May 21, 1927, aged 72 years, 10 months and 25 days.
He came to Iowa with his parents
in 1879, stopping in Keokuk county for a year and then coming on to Ringgold county in 1873. He was united in marriage with
Abbie REASONER at Keokuk May 5, 1881, and made his home near Beaconsfield, spending his life on the place where he resided at the
time of his death.
Three children were born into his home, all of whom survive him - Brice Clifford, of Des Moines; Tina M.
and Mrs. Inez MILLER, of Beaconsfield. He leaves besides these to mourn his going two brothers, F. M. REASONER, of Marion, Ohio,
and H. H. REASONER, of Waverly, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Emma BENDING, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
Early in life he was converted
and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. Together with his wife he united with the Beaconsfield class on the Grand River
circuit in 1890.
He was one of the early settlers in this part of Ringgold county. The prairie was open and unfenced when
he established himself here. he has been a quiet, industrious citizen, a kind neighbor and a man greatly devoted to home
The pastor visited him about one hour before his decease and read the scriptures to him and united with him
in prayer. He gave clear testimony of his faith and his rediness to go.
NOTE: Interment was made in Oliver Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Henry "Scott" Reasoner funeral home record
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