Webster, Wheeler Russell 1833 – 1916
WEBSTER, VAN RIPER, CARBERRY
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/16/2021 at 08:45:08
Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 8, 1916 P-7 C-3
Wheeler Russell Webster was born in Yates County, New York, August 3, 1833, and died at Bonair, Iowa, November 30, 1916, aged 83 years, 3 months and 20 days.
At an early age his parents came to Indiana where he grew to manhood and where on June 18, 1862, he married Betsy M. Van Riper who passed away on August 6, 1911.
In their early married life, Mr. and Mrs. Webster came to Iowa where they made their home on a farm, retiring from farm life and moving to Hampton, Iowa, sixteen years ago.
Since the death of his wife, Mr. Webster has made his home with his only daughter, Mrs. J. C. Carberry, of Bonair, at whose home he passed away.
He was a veteran or the Civil War, being a member of Co. H 16th Iowa Infantry. He was not a member of any church but was a man highly respected for his honesty and splendid morals.
Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 15, 1916 P-3 C-4
Wheeler Russel Webster was born in Yates county, New York, Aug. 5, 1838, died at Bonair, Iowa, Nov. 30, 1916, age 83 years 3 months and 27 days.
In early childhood his parents moved to Indiana where he grew to manhood, and where on June 18, 1863 be was united in marriage to Betsy M. Van Piper. Shortly after their marriage Ur. and Mrs. Webster came to Iowa where they resided on a farm until 16 years ago, when retiring from farm farm-life they moved to Hampton, Ia., where they made their home until the death of the wife in 1911, since which time Mr. Webster has made his home with his foster daughter, Mrs. J. C. Carberry at whose place he died.
He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Co. H, 15th Iowa Inf., was with Gen. Sherman on his famous march to the sea and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.
He was not a member of any church, but a man highly respected for his honesty, kindliness of heart and his splended moral character.
Funeral services were held at the home one mile north of Bonair, Saturday noon, conducted by Rev. Farel of the M. E. church. The remains were taken to Dumont, Ia., where the funeral was held Sunday p. m., at the Evangelical church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Cawelty. A large concourse of old friends and relatives were present to pay their last respects.
Pall bearers were composed of comrades of the G. A. R., the burial taking place beside his wife in the family lot at Harlan cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his loss the daughter, Mrs. J. C. Carberry, and many relatives and friends.
Transcriber’s Note: See http://www.iagenweb.org/boards/howard/obituaries/index.cgi?read=805744
I feel this is the same person but for some reason it refers to a Mr. Baker. They both mention the daughter, Mrs. Carberry and being buried in Dumont.
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