November 30, 1922
OBITUARY ~ JACKSON ROBERTS PLUMMER
Jackson Roberts Plummer, who died at his home in Clearfield last Saturday evening, was born at Groton, Vermont. Nov. 28,1850, and so lacked but three days of being 72 years of age. He was a son of John W. and Emily Plummer, both of whom lived their last years in Clearfield, and died full of years at the home of their son.
He was one of twelve children, three boys and nine girls. Of that family only three sisters, are now alive, but owing to health and distance none could attend the funeral. They reside in Colorado, Texas, and Joplin, Missouri.
Jackson Plummer came with his parents to Washington, Iowa, in 1869. He came to Taylor county in 1875, buying a farm from the government located midway between Clearfield and Lenox. He never sold this place. He was married to Miss Ella M. Gibson at Washington in 1876, and they made their home for many years on the farm in Platte township. Here were born to them six daughters, one dying in infancy, the others were able to be with their father in his last illness. They are Mrs. Edith Bone of South Ryegate, Vt; Mrs
Mabel Berkey of Humeston, Iowa, Mrs. Fred Moore of Pella Saak. Canada, Mrs. Clara Snyder of Alva, Wyoming; and Mrs. Mary B, Taggart of Clarinda.
The family came to Clearfield from the farm in 1892, at about which time Mr. Plummer studied law, and was admitted to the bar for practice. He continued his legal work to the very end but also had varied and important business Interests.
He united with the Methodist Church at the age of twelve, and continued in its membership till death, nearly sixty years. He was regular in attendance, held official positions much of the time, and was faithful in the duties devolving upon him. Possessing a wonderful voice, he loved music, and gladly helped in song when called upon.
The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist church, all the pastors being present. The address by Rev. Johnson was on the text, "I will not leave you comfortless". Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery. The deceased will be missed in the home, the church, and business circles of town.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011
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