|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1834|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1912|
JOHN SEE AN OLD SETTLER
PASSED AWAY AT 6 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING
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At his late residence, 1602 Drake Avenue, John See, passed away at 6 o'clock this morning, after an illness covering seven months, he was conscious up until the last, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children, Ellis and Sherman of Centerville, Anthony of Unionville, Mo., Mrs. Jennie Middleton of Centerville, Mrs. Martha Winn of Crawfordsville, Mo.
Mr. See was born in Kentucky, near Louisville, October 17, 1834, came to Missouri in an early day and settled near Lancaster, Mo. He moved to Centerville twenty-two years ago. Mr. See was a civil war veteran and enlisted in Co. _ , Mo. Infantry, 15th Armatour and was a prisoner at Libby prison for 6 months.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the family residence, conducted by Rev. Mr. Swan of Plano. Mr. See requested Rev. Swan to conduct the services and also that the Grand Army take charge, he was loyal to his country.
(from The Centerville (IA) Daily Citizen, Thursday, Feb.15, 1912)
Note: John served in Company D and H, 10th Missouri Infantry.
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Card of Thanks.
The undersigned widow and children of the late John See desire to thank the friends who were kind and helpful in their recent time of sickness and death, and also the G.A.R. and W. R. C.
Mary See and children,
(from Iowegian, Sunday, February 18, 1912)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The John 'SEE Letter Will Be Shared'
[Numa Column] by Ethel Lira
Verne Middleton was given a copy of a letter written just prior to death, by his great-grandfather, John See. It was a very touching missile, as he wrote as though he was conversing with each of them. He indicated that if a minister was needed for his final rites, he had a choice. A Preacher Swan from Plano.
Such a letter would have been almost too personal to have been made public earlier, but now, after all these years, [78 years] it becomes a historical document that the descendants will enjoy time and time again. Thanks to Verne for sharing. Besides the Middleton family, this would also be the great-grandfather of Harley, Clyde and Virginia Ranes, [Virginia McDonald-Vicevich] of rural Centerville.
(courtesy of the Daily Iowegian, May 24, 1990) see the typed letter written by John See in this memorial's photo section.
Nimrod See (1807 - 1864)
Mary Howell See (1808 - 1849)
Mary Ellen Newland See (1834 - 1921)
Sarah Jane See Middleton (1856 - 1935)*
Isaac Anthony (D.) See (1858 - 1930)*
Mary Martha See Winn (1861 - 1939)*
William Sherman See (1866 - 1941)*
John Ellis See (1874 - ____)*
George See (1832 - 1892)*
John E. See (1834 - 1912)
Benjamin See (1841 - 1911)*
Jasper See (1845 - 1920)*
James See (1848 - 1912)*
Edward See (1850 - 1872)**
Maintained by: MIDDLETON Pale Lily
Originally Created by: Tyler Morgan
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92771567