Imperial Republican August 27, 1920 reprinted from the Randolph (IA) Enterprise
OBITUARY - - The sudden death of Albert E. Inman took from the country east of Thurman one of the most highly respected pioneers. He had gone about his usual tasks that day and seemed in the best of spirits. Early in the evening he laid down for a rest while awaiting the coming of relatives. One of the family hearing a sound that seemed strange went to his side only to find that death had claimed him. Tho he had been in poor health at times the suddenness of his going was a great shock to the loved ones.
Mr. Inman was born February 4, 1846, near Parkman village, Geauga county, Ohio, and died at this home near Thurman Wednesday evening, August 11, 1920, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 7 days. At the age of six years he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Inman, to Dane county, Wisconsin, where he resided until the year 1870, when he moved to Fremont county, Iowa. August 26, 1875, he was united in marriage to Roseltha Gray of Fremont county. To this union three sons were born; Edgar S., of Chillicothe, Missouri; Norton C., of Wray, Colorado; and Harry L., living at home. Besides the wife and sons he leaves three brothers: Norton, of Imperial, Neb., Manderville and Myron O., of Randolph, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Fichter, Randolph, Iowa, and thirteen grandchildren.
Mr.Inman has lived in the county fifty years with the exception of a short time spent in Nebraska. He was here early enough to be ranked among the pioneers and helped to lay the foundations upon which this generation is building. We are much indebted to those sturdy folk for the hardships they endured and the privations they suffered. He gave his strength and vigor to the conquest of the soil.
He was of that hardy type of those early days who because of industry and care prospered with the years. He was highly respected as a neighbor and greatly esteemed as a friend. The members of the family will cherish his memory because of his intense devotion to his home. Cheerful in disposition, generous of heart, he brought comfort and inspiration to others.
Mr. Inman not only served his community by the life he lived and sharing in its tasks but he also served his country and saw his youngest son enlisted in the World War. In 1864, then eighteen years of age, he enlisted in the Civil War in Company M, 51st Wisconsin regiment.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Randolph on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Peter Jacobs. Favorite hymns selected by the family were sung by a quartet. The pall bearers were friends and neighbors of the deceased, some of whom had known him for many years. Interment in the Randolph cemetery.
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- - - Albert was the son of Samuel Inman and Elizabeth Baker.
When the War of the Rebellion broke out, Albert enlisted as a Private in Co K 51st Wisconsin Infantry on 15 Feb 1865. He mustered out on 4 May 1865.