|Isaac Nathaneal Dragoo
Born February 10, 1843
|Isaac Nathaneal Dragoo was born at Columbia, Ohio, February 10, 1843 and died at Anamosa,
Iowa, February 14, 1922, aged 70 years and 4 days.
When he was 18 years of age, the Civil War began, and he enlisted with one of the Illinois regiment in Company K of Pontiac, Illinois. Along with thousands of others of the North, he served his country in that fight for righteousness for which so many of his comrades laid down their lives; [Isaac] serving until the close of the war in 1865.
In 1869 he was united in Marriage to Harty M. Underwood. To this union were born two children; Mrs. Albert May of this city, and Earl Dragoo of Martelle, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and two children, three brothers, one sister and six grandchildren.
In 1891 Mr. Dragoo united with the Fairview Baptist Church, where he held membership until that body dissolved, considering himself of the Baptist persuasion until the time of his decease.
He was always kind and cheerful. In his home, and also to his friends outside of his home circle. He was honest in his dealings with his fellowmen. His cheerful disposition won for himself many friends.
For several years Mr. Dragoo has been a sufferer from many diseases, eventually suffering from that dreadful disease, cancer, which brought about his death.
He was a blacksmith by trade in his early life, but later took up farming, continuing in this vocation until six years ago, when his health began to fail and he moved to this city.
For several years he as a member of the K of P, Lodge of Martelle [?], Iowa. Members of this order met the funeral at the cemetery and carried out their last rites around the grave.
The funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church; Rev. Fred White officiating. Five members of the church choir rendered appropriate selections. The floral tributes were beautiful. Burial took place in the Norwich cemetery near Martelle.
Mrs. Dragoo and children wish to thank their many friends who in any way helped them during their period of sorrow, and for the beautiful flowers.
Submitted by: Vi Parsons
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