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Jacob W. Meek
August 1, 1819–March 5, 1892
Death claimed another victim in the person of Jacob W. Meek, of Strawberry Hill, on Saturday last. Complicated ailments leading up to Pneumonia caused his death at the advance age of 72 years, 7 months and 4 days. He had resided in Jones county for many years, having come to Jackson township in 1865 from Meigs county, Ohio where he was married in 1840 to Ann J. Clark, who with eight children survive. He was born in Washington county, Pa., and passed his early years there, emigrating to Ohio at the age of 21 and thence to this county. He was known as a quiet citizen who entered but little into the contentions of the world and was regarded as upright in his dealings with his fellow men. His funeral was held from his late residence on Strawberry Hill, Monday, March 7th, Rev. Ballard of the Baptist church, officiating.

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Source: Anamosa newspaper, March 10, 1892

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