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Frederick Eugene Himes
September 4, 1842–October 20, 1924
DEATH OF AN OLD SOLDIER

Another soldier of the Civil war has answered the eternal muster roll at Bowens Prairie at an early hour Monday morning, October 20th. Frederick E. Himes died at his home on Bowens Prairie at that time at the age of 82 years.
Frederick Eugene Himes was born at Berlin, New York, September 4, 1842. At the age of 12 he came with his parents to Iowa, and they settled on Bowens Prairie, where his father followed the trade of blacksmith. At the age of 20 years, on the 2nd day of August, 1862, Fred Himes enlisted as a volunteer in the union Army in the war of the rebellion in Company H, 31st Volunteer Infantry. He served his full three year enlistment and was mustered out in 1865. He was a good, brave and faithful soldier. During his entire service, he was under the command of Major S. S. Farwell, and we have on various occasions heard Major Farwell refer to the soldierly qualities of Mr. Himes in words of praise.
After the close of the war, Mr. Himes returned to Bowens Prairie, and was married on the 11th of march, 1868 to Miss Juliette Byam of Hopkinton. They became the parents of four children, one, a daughter, became Mrs. Frank Harford. Mr. Himes is survived by his widow and three sons, Edgar and Louis, both of Central City, and Frederick of Monticello. He is survived by 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Himes was a good and honest man, and had the good will of all his neighbors.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Monticello last Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Albert E. Coe, pastor of the church, conducted the funeral service.

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Source: Monticello Express, October 23, 1924

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