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April 25, 1840–February 18, 1923
|Word came to Monticello, last Monday, announcing the death of Andrew Cassady at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Campbell at Davenport, last Sunday
The body was brought to Monticello last Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock. They were conducted by Rev. Leonard Duckett, and burial was had at Oakwood cemetery by the side of the wife of the decedent. Members of the American Legion at Monticello assisted in the final services at the grave. Three volleys were fired over the grave, and "taps" were sounded as a fitting close to the life of one who had fought in the Civil war in the service of his country.
Mr. Cassady was born in Morgan county, Indiana, April 25, 1840 He removed with his parents, David and Susan Cassady, to Iowa when he was five years of age. The family lived in various points in the state until they finally settled In the town of Maquoketa. Andrew Cassady was married to Mary E. Campbell In Scotch Grove township, on May 6, 1861. The wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mr. John Campbell, in Scotch Grove, by James Anderson, a Christian minister, who had a charge in Maquoketa and who preached In Scotch Grove every other Sunday. The wedding was solemnized on Sunday in order that the presence of the minister might be taken advantage of without requiring, him to make a special journey. Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Cassady settled at Johnsontown in Jones county.
When the Civil war came, Mr. Cassady enrolled in Company C., Second Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and went to the front where he did his duty bravely as a patriotic soldier. His wife, during that period, returned to the home of his parents and accompanied them to Indiana in 1863. Mr. Cassady was mustered out of the army in the fall of 1865, and he and hls wife than came to Monticello to live.
During the early days of his residence in Monticello, Mr. Cassady followed the trade of a cooper, but during more recent years he engaged in general teaming business. He retired from actlve work eight years ago to enjoy the rest which he so long deserved from his active labors He lived in Monticello until last fall when Mr. and Mrs. Campbell prevailed upon Him to spend the winter with them In Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. Cassady became the parents of two daughters, but one of whom is now living, Mrs. James Matthews of Kent, Ohio. Mrs. Cassady died June 23, 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Cassady celebrated their fiftieth wadding anniversary, May 5, 1911. More than fifty friends called on them on that occasion to tender their congratulations. The passing of this Civil war veteran again diminishes the fast fading ranks of the boys who wore the blue in '61. The decedent was a man who had many friends who will be pained to learn of his death.
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