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Peter E. Like
Dead at the Age of 91
Peter E. Like, who had been a resident of this vicinity since 1864, died on the 24th of February 1921, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Chapman, one mile east of Monticello, aged 91 years, 7 months, and 17 days. Mr. Like had been in reasonable health for a person of his extreme age, until a short while before he passed away. He had reached a remarkable age, lacking less than nine years of being a century old. He had lived long enough to be the patriarchal end of a line of five living generations, the position at the other end being held by his only great-great-grandchild. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chapman, last Saturday afternoon. Rev. William H. Mitchell officiated. There was a large assemblage of the old neighbors and friends of the decedent. Burial was had in East Monticello cemetery beside the grave of Mrs. Peter E. Like, who died fourteen years ago. Pete E. Like was born in Onondaga county , New York, July 7, 1829. He was married in 1848 to Miss Caroline Phinney. They came to this county in 1864 and for many years Mr. Like was the owner of what is a part of the Carl Schatz farm, east of Monticello. Mr Like is survived by one son, Melvin Like, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Guiles and Mrs. Albert Chapman; also by six grand-children, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One one brother survives, Barton Like of Webster City. Mr. Like was a good citizen. He was a kind neighbor, and as a consequence of his loyalty and kindness he had many friends. He lived a simple life free from the irritations of strife and to this may attributed some of the reasons of his longevity. He was a member of the United Brethren church.

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