|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1810|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1898|
Van Buren County
For a number of months past, disease, brought on by old age, caused the venerable Adam Cline to suffer much, as he gradually approached the end of his long and useful life. He had been a man of rugged constitution, and showed his great powers of endurance, even in feeble age, by battling against the inroads of physical afflictions. Last Sunday morning, at an early hour, this good old man completed his earthly career. Peacefully, as he had lived, his lamp of life was extinguished.
He was born in Switzerland Counts, Indiana, March 10, 1810. At the age of seventeen he moved with his parents to Illinois. He served as a private during the Indian outbreak of 1831, known as the Black Hawk war, and was married the same year to Miss Millie Hobson. In 1839 he came to Iowa to look for a new home, and the next year moved his family to this state, settling in Harrisburg Township, where he remained until 1884, when he retired to his late home near Bonaparte. His wife died in 1863, leaving him with nine children, two sons and seven daughters.
On February 18, 1866, he was married to Mrs. Lucy A. Leavitt. He died April 3, 1898, aged 88 years and 24 days, leaving to mourn his loss a wife, one son and two daughters.
For more than forty years the deceased had been a consistent member of the Baptist church and died with the expressed expectation of a better home beyond.
The funeral services occurred at the M. E. church in Bonaparte April 5, 1898, conducted by Rev. A. E. Thornley, assisted by Rev. W. H. Scofield, and the remains were deposited in the Bonaparte cemetery.
The pall-bearers were John Stark, Earnest Lydolph, Chauncey Miller, George Ryland, Minor Ware and Christian Schmidt, all neighbors of the deceased.
Amelia Hobson Cline (1810 - 1863)
Lucy Cheney Cline (1823 - 1912)*
John Cline (1851 - 1906)*
Van Buren County
Created by: Jean Wenke
Record added: Jan 09, 2009
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