January 25, 1917
OBITUARY ~ CHARLES RUPERT
Charles Rupert was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 5th, 1834. In this place he
lived till 21 years of age when he removed to Illinois. Here he was married
Nov. 19, 1859 to Miss Sarah Jane Brandon, who for over 57 years has been his
most devoted help-meet.
They were blessed in their home with four children, one of whom, Mary, died in
infancy. The others are Mrs. H. B. Smith of Omaha, Mrs Robert Cottrell of Des
Moines, and Clyde of Clearfield.
Mr. Rupert was a Christian for the greater part of his life; becoming a member
of the Christian Church at Geneseo, Ill. in 1868. In this faith he ever lived
In 1877 he came to Iowa, living for several years on farms in Ringgold Co.,
and in Taylor Co. near Lenox. When failing strength checked his measure of
hard labor, he sought retirement among his
many friends in the town of Lenox. It is there today that a host of these
friends think and mourn with us.
Two years ago he took up his residence in Clearfield. Their home has ever been
a place of most congenial friendship. Their many friends, whose circle ever
widened, prized this friendship as a real asset to their lives.
Mr. Rupert was prevented by physical disability from entering service in the
60's with the "Boys in Blue," but arranged for a substitute, and there are
points of honor on the roll of the devoted to his credit.
It was on the Lord's Day afternoon that he was called to sleep. It was the
close of a life of 82 years, 1 months, and 14 days. This last day was full of
devotion. He was at communion and services in the morning and at services in
the afternoon. Before the evening hour he was called to another where joy and
song do not cease.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock by his pastor, J. W. Johnson; interment in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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