|Birth: ||May 3, 1846|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1926|
THE OELWEIN DALY REGISTER
Friday, August 13, 1926
E.C. Belt Passed Away This Morning
At the ripe old age of 86 years, E. C. Belt died at the home of his son, Bert Belt, 208 First Avenue East at 9:40 this morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the home at 3:45 and at Grace Methodist Church at 4 o'clock.
Mr. Belt has helped to build Oelwein and vicinity and while his health has not been good for several years past, he has been able to occasionally get down town to visit a short time until the past few months.
E. C. Belt was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, May 3, 1840. In 1850 he came with his parents to Iowa, settling near Mt. Vernon where they farmed for two years, when they moved to old Greeley's Grove on the north edge of Buchannan County. There the father of this sketch took up government land. It was here that Mr. Belt was reared to manhood. He attended school and later attended upper Iowa University at Fayette. After this he taught school. In 1891 Mr. Belt moved into Oelwein where he dealt in real estate and continued to look after his farming interests. When the First National Bank was organized here he was chosen vice president of that institution, which he retained until 1908 when he helped to organize the Iowa Savings Bank, in which he was chosen as its first president and which he held for many years.
Mr. Belt was married to Miss Juliet Lilly, near Independence, and to this union two children were born, a daughter, Cora, now Mrs. Chas. Ozias of near Stanley, and Bert L. Belt of this city. He has been almost a life long member of the Methodist church and was chairman of the building board which erected the present fine building owned by that organization in Oelwein. He is also a member of the Masonic organization. He has always taken a keen interest in public affairs and been a strong adherent of the republican doctrine.
He leaves to mourn his departure the wife who has always been a faithful helpmate, his son Bert of this city, and his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Ozias.
Aquilla Belt (1808 - 1893)
Henrietta E Lewis Belt (1811 - 1892)
Juliette Lillie Belt (1845 - 1927)*
Cora Lillie Belt Ozias (1866 - 1947)*
Bert Lee Belt (1878 - 1951)*
Created by: Martha Malinowski
Record added: Oct 13, 2012
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