One of the Most Sturdy and Upright of Pioneers Reaches the End of His Earthly Pilgrimage
|John Foreman was born in Highland county, Ohio, November 15th, 1818, and died at Morley, Jones county, Iowa, January 13th, 1906, aged 87 years, 1 month and 28 days. He lived with his parents in his native state until he was 12 years old, when they removed to the state of Indiana, and later again removed to Pike county, Illinois. On the 5th of August, 1841, he was married to Nancy Watson, at Pittsfield, Illinois. They resided in the latter place until November, 1852, when he and his wife with their then small choldren removed to Jones county, Iowa, and have been residents of the vicinity until the time of his passing away.
There were born to them 12 children, all of whom have preceded them to the great beyond, except Alexis and Lucius, who are now residents of Nebraska: Mrs. Chloe Sherard of Des Moines: Mrs. Marietta Grafft of Clovis, California: and James, residing at Santa Cruz, California, who with their mother, survive him. The first 3 named children were present at his funeral and burial.
(3 paragraphs depicting him as "plain-spoken, honest, hardworking, kindly, truthful," etc.)
His funeral was preached by the Rev King of the U.B. church in the M.E. church at Morley, on Monday, January 15th, at one o'clock pm. The choir was composed of Messrs, John Wurzbacher, Cryus Lamb and Mrs. Myrtle Miller and Mrs. Cyrus Lamb, with Miss Bessie Boots at the organ. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. T. Sundy, H. P. Farnham, H. L. Smith, P. Duncan, N. Bickerstaff and Wm. Boots.
Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
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