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|Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:50 pm Post subject: H. C. Putnam
|H. C. Putnam
OLD SETTLER IS CALLED HOME
H.C.Putnam was born Oct. 19, 1825 in Bethel, Windson county, Vermont
and died June 17th, 1909, aged 83 years, 7 months and 28 days. In 1833,
he with his parents, moved to Chautauqua county, N.Y. and on the first day
of January, 1850, was united, in marriage to Sarah S. Steward, also of
Chautauqua county. In the spring of 1856 they moved to Iowa and settled
near Broooklyn, where they resided for 10 years and in 1866 removed to the
farm near Deep River, where they have lived until this time, with the
exception of 2 years they lived in Montezuma, Iowa
To them were born 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls. One girl passed away in
infancy. Daniel and Frank died in early manhood. Helen died January 5th,
1904. Those who remain to console their mother in her declining years are
Merton, Hartley, Catharine, Charles, and William who are all married and
living near Deep River, except Catharine who resides in Brookings, S. Dak,.
Mr. Putnam has been a consistent member of the M. E. Church for 30 years
and those who have known him all these years can speak highly of him as a
christian, a man of integrity, a good neighbor, husband and father and one
who would sacrifice for the need of a brother. He will be missed but he shall
receive his reward.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Frank E. Pfoutz of Barnes City, Iowa.
The Masonic lodge of Deep River conducted short services at the home and
accompanied the long procession to Brooklyn where they were met by the
A.F.& A.M. Organization of that place and this large number of friends went
to the cemetery near Brooklyn where short services were conducted, and
the body interred. An unusually large crowd of people were in attendance
and the floral offerings were of fine varieties and many in number.
The wife and children wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the neighbors,
members of the Masonic order, and all of the many friends who gave
sympathy and aid during thes great bereavement.
Montezuma Republican Wed. June 23, 1909
by Margaret Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org