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Calvin Scripture
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1799
New Ipswich
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1876
Marble Rock
Floyd County
Iowa, USA

Aged 76 years and 3 months

Calvin was the son of Oliver Scripture & Jane Patterson. He married Roxanna Bailey. They were the parents of Calvin, Hannah, James, Jane, Abigail, Louisa, Adaline, and Elizabeth.


THE HISTORY OF DUBUQUE COUNTY IOWA - CALVIN SCRIPTURE, an agriculturist of Dubuque Township was born in Lewis County, NY July 25, 1826, being a son of Calvin and Roxanna Bailey Scripture. The father, a native of New England, was born probably in Massachusetts. Thence in early manhood he removed to New York and followed the trade of a blacksmith and he also labored in clearing land. When his son our subject was seven years old, he left the Empire State and went to Canada where in addition to agricultural pursuits he engaged in the manufacture of potash.

After having spent eleven years in Canada the senior Mr. Scripture came to Iowa in August 1845 and bought a squatter's claim near the present site of our subject's residence. Here he was occupied as a tiller of the soil for about twenty years after which in 1866 he removed to Floyd County, Iowa and purchased a small farm and city property in Marble Rock. In that place he lived practically retired from active business cares until seventy eight years of age when he passed from earth. His wife died at our subject's home aged fifty nine years.

There were ten children in the parental family of whom eight attained years of maturity and five are now living. Our subject, who is the only surviving son, was reared on a farm remaining at home until his marriage although he had worked for himself for some years prior to that event. Upon purchasing his present farm he gave his attention to clearing and placing the land under cultivation and in conjunction with agricultural pursuits operated a threshing machine for more than twenty years.

March 3, 1853 he married Miss Nancy Strohl a native of Sandusky, Ohio and daughter of John and Catherine Biechler Strohl. Her father who was born in Pennsylvania died in Dubuque County in 1865 aged sixty years. Her mother a native of Ohio resides with Mrs. Scripture, aged eighty eight years.

Mrs. Scripture is one of eight children of whom three are now living. She is of German descent her grandparents having emigrated to this country from Germany. Her father was reared in Ohio and removed thence in 1846 to Iowa settling in Dubuque after three years spent in the city he removed to the farm where his death occurred. Previous to her marriage Mrs. Scripture taught meeting with success in that occupation. She has had eight children but death has removed from the household five of its loved members who died at the respective ages of two years, ten, and fifteen months, four, and thirty years.

Those who survive are Mary A, wife of George Morse and the mother of five children; Carrie L. and James L. who reside with their parents. The children have been the recipients of excellent educations in the common schools and colleges and are refined and cultured.

During the existence of the Whig party Mr. Scripture adhered to its principles. His first Presidential ballot was cast for Zachary Taylor and during the campaign of 1856 he supported General Fremont. His fellow citizens appreciating his fitness for public office have called upon him to serve in numerous local offices in which he has discharged his duties with efficiency. As Supervisor he was instrumental in advancing the interests of his township and promoting its prosperity. For more than a half century he has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he has held official positions. He and his wife have both served as Superintendent of the Sunday school. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Roxanna Bailey Scripture (1799 - 1858)
 
 Children:
  Calvin Scripture (1826 - 1896)*
  Adaline Scripture Jackson (1837 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Asbury Cemetery
Asbury
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Aug 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40257779
Calvin Scripture
Added by: Cheryl Locher Moonen
 
Calvin Scripture
Added by: Cheryl Locher Moonen
 
Calvin Scripture
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