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|Robert Andrew Scroggie
November 9, 1858–February 27, 1937
|Funeral services for Robert A. Scroggie, who passed away Saturday afternoon at the family home following an illness of several months, were held from the Neff Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon. Rev Joseph W. Gray, Jr. pastor of the Presbyterian church, was in charge of the service. Burial was in the Mount Vernon cemetery. Pall bearers were: Robert Barnes, Dr. J. B. Bryant, E. V. R. Dvorak, A. J. Rogers, Thomas Milholin and Ed Franks of Lisbon.
Robert Andrew Scroggie was born at Brownsville, Ontario, Canada, November 9, 1858. His parents, the late Andrew and Grace Tasker Scroggie, had located there upon arriving from Scotland a few years earlier.
When Mr. Scroggie was five years old, the family moved to Burbank, Ohio, and six years later, in April, 1869, came west to Iowa, settling in Jones County. Here, as one of a family of seven children, consisting of four brothers and three sisters, he grew to manhood.
On April 27, 1898, Mr. Scroggie was united in marriage to Miss Ella Neelans. Their home was established on a farm near Onslow, where their three children were born and where they continued to live for eleven years before moving to the town of Onslow. From there the family came to Mount Vernon seventeen years ago for educational advantages.
Throughout his life Mr. Scroggie was a public spirited citizen. He was interested in his community and gave unselfishly of his time and money in furthering its welfare. From the time he became of age he filled various offices of trust in his township and later served several terms as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Jones County.
He was from boyhood a devoted member of the Presbyterian church and served many years as an elder. He was also affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Besides many friends who have held him in high regard, Mr. Scroggie is mourned by his widow and his children, Mrs. John B. Emery of Cedar Rapids, Dorothy of Naperville, Ill., and Dr. Robert A. Scroggie of San Francisco, Calif. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. W. S. Orr of Onslow, and two brothers, George of Vancouver, Wash., and Charles of Santa Monica, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends attending the funeral from out of town included: Mrs. W. S. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hanna, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Streeper, Sam Orr, J. R. Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Thompson, all of Onslow; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Driebelbes of Center Junction; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Heitt of Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kankel of Lost Nation; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Dennison and Mrs. John Lozier of Cedar Rapids; M. M. Franks and Ed Franks of Lisbon; Mrs. E. H. Knittle and Mrs. K. Haven of Waterloo.
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