|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1838|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1900|
The McLouth Times
December 28, 1900
B.L. ADDINGTON died at his home in this city about 12:30 Wednesday noon of heart trouble. He had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. The funeral took place from the Baptist church Thursday afternoon.
The deceased was an old settler and highly respected.
Extracted by James Laird
The McLouth Times
January 4, 1901
Branson Lee ADDINGTON was born in Wayne county, Indiana, near Richmond, March 27, 1838. Moved with his father to Iowa when 15 years of age. Was married to Rebecca CADE April 13th, 1856. To this union were born 5 boys, two of whom died in infancy.
A faithful and devoted wife is left to pass her remaining days alone. She will miss his presence at the fireside, in her lonely home, but has this comforting thought, "He has gone to be with Jesus."
Three sons are living who will miss the counsel and love of an affectionate father. J.B., whose home is in Mulhall, Okla., was unable to be with his father in his last hours, only arriving in time for the funeral services. Alex, of Westola, cound not come, so the sad news was sent to him was received on his birthday. U.S., who was with his father during his last hours, administering to his wants, listening to his last words as he requested them to "meet me there where there is no pain, sickness or sorrow." An only sister living in Elgin, Neb., not hearing of the critical condition, had written him a loving letter sending a Christmas present, which arrived a few hours after his death. Twenty grand children will miss grandpa's voice when they come to visit.
He came to Kansas in 1868, moved to Colorado in 1887, where he lived 11 years. The altitude aggravated his heart trouble so that he came back to McLouth to live.
His health began to improve until he had an attack of la grippe from which he never entirely recovered.
He was a member of the A.O.U.W. for seventeen years, which organization was present at the funeral. He was also a loyal member of the G.A.R., having served, with his father and three brothers, in our country's struggles for the suppression of the rebellion of ' 61 to ' 65, and was the only one of them who survived.
He enlisted in the Lord's army in 1859, uniting with the Baptist church of this place two years prior to his death. He lived faithful to his profession, ready to say a word for the Savior's love and mercy.
The last service he was able to attend was in November.
He closed his eyes to earthly friends December 26, 1900, at 12:30 p.m.
The funeral services were held in the Baptist church and conducted by Dr. JONES, who preached from text, Rom. 6:23, to a large gathering of relatives, friends and neighbors. Interment in the McLouth cemetery.
Mrs. B.L. ADDINGTON and sons take this method of expressing their thanks to all who so kindly assisted them in the last illness of a husband and father.
Rebecca Cade Addington (1840 - 1925)*
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Enlisted as a Corporal on July 4, 1861 at the age of 23. Joined Co. G, 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment on August 15, 1861. Mustered out August 30, 1864 at Davenport, IA.|
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