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Henry Louis Bousquet
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1840, Netherlands
Death: Jul. 23, 1913
Knoxville
Marion County
Iowa, USA

Henri Louis Bousquet, age nine, arrived first class cabin with his family Port of New York 7 Mar 1849 aboard ship Jacob Kats (Dutch Bark). The family settled in Iowa where Henri L. Bousquet married Harriet J. Briggs 12 January 1873; this marriage was recorded in Marion County, Iowa. Two sons were born to the couple, Cutts B. and Henri Lyman. After Mrs. Bousquet's death in 1877, the widower Bousquet married May Bain 07 May 1891. Henry and Mary nee Bain Bousquet had two sons.
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Henry Louis Bousquet was born in Amsterdam, Holland, February 14, 1840; he died at Des Moines, July 23, 1913. When nine years of age he emigrated with his father's family to America and located with the Holland colony at Pella, Iowa. He was educated in the public schools and attended Central University for two years. He engaged in mercantile pursuits until July, 1862, when he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-third Volunteer Infantry. In 1864 he was transferred to the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry and was commissioned First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster. At the close of the war he returned to Pella and was elected county clerk of Marion county and held office four years. He then became assistant cashier
of the Pella National Bank. In 1884 he removed to Knoxville and engaged in the mercantile business. In 1903 he was appointed deputy clerk of the supreme court. John C. Crockett, clerk, resigned in 1908. Mr. Bousquet succeeded him as clerk and was re-elected for another term. Thereafter he remained an assistant in that office (Annals of Iowa (1863) p. 237).
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Obituary: Henry L. Bousquet, well known Holland-American pioneer, war veteran, county and state official and prominent business man in general, died at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines yesterday, Wednesday, at 11 o'clock, following a surgical operation which was performed on Wednesday of last week for the relief of stomach and bowel troubles. The news of his death, although not entirely unexpected, comes as a great shock to his relatives and many friends in Knoxville, as well as to his large circle of political and soldier friends throughout the state. Mr. Bousquet had not been in good health for several years, being constantly toubled with an aggravating disease of the stomach which prevented proper assimilation of food. During the past month he had been unable to more than partially attend to his official duty, that of filing clerk of the supreme court. Two weeks ago it was decided that a surgical operation must be performed and the deceased finally submitted to the ordeal on Wednesday of last week. During the few days following it was announced that the patient was making a good recovery; however, pneumonia complications developed Tuesday and death followed at the hour mentioned in the opening. H. L. Bousquet was born in Holland, February 14,1840, and came to America with his parents, A. E. D. and Henrietta M. C. Bousquet and other members of the family and settled at Pella in 1849, where the elder Bousquet and his sons all became prominent in the early history of the Hllland settlement. Henry L., the subjejct of this sketch, became the apprentice of a blacksmith but only worked one year at the trade and later, at which business he was employed three years before becoming a student at Central University. During the war of the rebellion he was a private in C. G., of the Thirty-third Iowa Infrantry and served with that organization two and a half years and was then transferred to the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry as quartermaster, holding that position ably and honorable until the close of hostilities. From the time of being mustered out of service until 1868, Mr. Bousquet spent most of his time in various business enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee, returning to Pella in the fall of the year last mentioned and was soon after elected clerk of Marion county, an office which he conducted with credit to himself and friends during two terms, being reelected in 1870 with scarcely any opposition. Later he was manager of the milling interests of J. Nollen & Co., of Pella, and still later was assistant cashier and cashier of the Pella National Bank. Mr. Bousquet had been twice married. The first union was with Miss Hattie J. Briggs, of Davis county, on January 12, 1873. She died June 22,1877, leaving two sons--Cutts, now almost forty years of age and who was with his father during his last hours, and Henry Lyman, born in 1875, and one of whom we have no record. In the year 1891, on May 7, Mr. Bousquet was again united in marriage, the second wife and prisent widow being Miss May Bane of this city. Of the children of this union only one, Pierre, a manly young fellow of 16 or 17 years of age, survives. During his many years of life in Knoxville Mr. Bousquet was always recognized amony out best, most prominent, honorable and progressive citizens. During the long period in which Mr. Bousquet had held official positions in Des Moines, he never lost sight of Knoxville; always kept his property interests and during the present summer had erected a large business block in this city. Mr. Bousquet's official residence in Des Moines dates back about ten years--to the time when was chosen Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court under Hon. John C. Crockett. He held tha position five years, and, upon the resignation of Mr. Crockett, served three years as Clerk. During the two and a half years his prosition has been that of filing clerk. Deceased was also prominent in Masonic circles, being a Knight Templar in good standing and a member of Melita Commandery of Knoxville. He was also a member of the Loyal Legion, a very select patriotic organiztion. The remains will be brought to Knoxville. Funeral arrangement not perfected. (contributor: NancyKMonk; newspaper: Anon)
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 Parents:
  Abraham Everardus Dudok Bousquet (1803 - 1856)
  Henriette Marthe Chabot Bousquet (1800 - 1879)
 
 Spouses:
  Harriet Jane Briggs Bousquet (1849 - 1877)
  May Bain Bousquet (1868 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Cutts B. Bousquet (1873 - 1957)*
  Henri Lyman Bousquet (1875 - 1881)*
  John L Bousquet (1892 - 1897)*
  Pierre H Bousquet (1897 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Pierre Henri Bousquet (1835 - 1908)*
  Henry Louis Bousquet (1840 - 1913)
  Herman Frederick Bousquet (1841 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HENRY L. BOUSQUET
FEB. 14, 1940
JULY 23, 1913
CO. G. 33rd REGT. IA. INF.
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Knoxville
Marion County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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Henry Louis Bousquet
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CO. G. 33rd REGT. IA. INF.
- RRiggan
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013

- Jane Denny
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
 
 
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