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January 13, 1817–January 24, 1902
|Mr. Andrew Scroggie, for 33 years a resident of Clay township, Jones county, Iowa, died at his home three miles north of Onslow, last Friday, January 24th, at the ripe old age of 85 years and 11 days. Mr. Scroggie was a native of Scotland, having been born in Kincardine O?Neil, Aberdeenshire, January 13th, 1817. In 1849, he married Grace Tasker, and in 1853, they moved to America, settling in Canada. About the close of the Civil War, they moved to Ohio. In April, 1869, they sought the western prairie and settled in Clay township, Jones county, where they resided continuously until their death.
Mr. Scroggie was one of the first members of the Bethel Presbyterian church. He was a good citizen and neighbor. He was one of the sturdy, brave-hearted men who do this country good by having lived in it. He was always found on the right side of all public questions. During the last few years of life, his mind lost its usefulness, but in his declining years he was well cared for by his daughter, Miss Christina. It was seldom he required medical aid, and even at the age of 85 he was only sick for a few weeks when his spirit took flight.
He is survived by five children, namely: George, Robert, Charles, Mrs. Wm. Orr, and Miss Christina. The funeral took place from the Bethel church Sunday morning, the services being in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. R. McQuown. His remains were then laid to rest in the cemetery by the side of his wife and two children, who had preceded him to the mansions of glory.
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