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James Edward "Ed" Remster
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Birth: May 29, 1872
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1937
Albia
Monroe County
Iowa, USA

James Edward Remster, many years a resident of Chariton, Iowa, died at the Miner's Hospital in Albia (IA) on Thursday evening, June 10, 1937 at the age of 65 years and 11 days. He had been in failing health for some time, but death came quite suddenly. His condition became serious on Tuesday evening, June 3rd, and on Wednesday he was *removed to the hospital in Albia where he gradually failed until death came [Ruptured appendix, and ensuing peritonitis-ed.]
Funeral services were held at the Miley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm and burial was in the Chariton Cemetery.
"James Edward Remster, the son of Samuel Quinton Remster and Susannah A. Davis, was born May 29, 1872. On January 1, 1901 he was united in marriage to Rosa Ellen Goodwin at Ottumwa, Iowa. To this union six children were born. One son, Lawrence Merle, (note - Lawrence's obituary records his name as Lawrence Myrl) preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, four sons and one daughter: Rolley, Raymond, Mrs. Beulah Pardoe, and Lester, all of Chariton; Earl of Des Moines, Iowa. Also six grandchildren: Betty and Francis Pardoe; Richard, Marie, Shirley and Harold Remster; and five brothers--Andrew of Danville, Illinois; Samuel of Covington, Indiana; Joe of Stone Bluff, Indiana; John of Chesaning, Michigan, Franklin of Corydon, Iowa, other relatives, and a large number of friends. Mr. Remster was a devoted husband and father, an honest and upright citizen, and enjoyed the high regard of all with whom he came in contact.."
(*My grandfather, Rolley, was the one that took his father to the hospital.)
"Ed was a farmer and coal miner all of his life. He played the cornet in several city bands. He was raised by his aunt, Mary Jane (Remster) Woodruff, in Philadelphia, PA, until he ran away from home there to find his father in ca 1886.
"Ed and two or three of his brothers, who finding that their church pastor (in Indiana) was having an affair with one or more ladies of the church, and no one doing anything about it, decided to take matters into their own hands. One Sunday morning, they walked down the aisle and took the pastor outside where they proceeded to tar and feather him. Then the course of action dictated that they remove themselves from the area (Fountain County) without delay, going to South Dakota, where the story goes, they were burned out of the farming business two straight years by the Indians, the last of which saw the brothers leaving South Dakota (one on a bicycle) to Iowa where Ed and Frank remained while the others went back to Indiana to see if any charges had been filed (none were). The two brothers stayed in Indiana, Ed and Frank stayed in Iowa. Both went back to Indiana on visits, but not to live." 
 
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 Parents:
  Susannah A. Davis Remster (1835 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Rosa Ellen Goodwin Remster (1874 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  Rolley Edward Remster (1902 - 1966)*
  Lawrence Myrl Remster (1905 - 1921)*
  Roy Earl Remster (1907 - 1973)*
  Raymond Quentin Remster (1910 - 1990)*
  Beulah Mae Remster Pardoe (1912 - 1994)*
  Lester E Remster (1917 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph L. Remster (1862 - 1949)*
  Samuel Quentin Remster (1864 - 1938)*
  Frank B Remster (1869 - 1950)*
  James Edward Remster (1872 - 1937)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chariton Cemetery
Chariton
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section K Row 6 N-S Grave 52
 
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Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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