|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1847|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1909|
Frank E. Addington died at his home near Stacyville on Wednesday evening July 7, 1909. His illness was brief, the immediate cause of his death being blood poisoning coming from an ulcerated tooth.
Mr. Addington was born in Racine, County, Wisconsin, on August 22, 1847. In the spring of 1863, he came to Stacyville with his father's family and for about forty-six years this locality has been his home.
He has held many positions of public trust, his integrity being unquestioned and his judgment and advice being sought by many. His prominence in the affairs of the community, his activity and interest in matters of public interest, and a wide circle of friends which such a man is sure to have will cause him to be greatly missed and mourned. Being naturally a man of strong physique and constitution it is hard to believe that he has been called from us at the age of sixty-two years.
On November 10, 1879, he was united in marriage with Alice M. Rolfe, only daughter of Dr. B. F. Rolfe,who was one of the first settlers in Stacyville. To this union six children were born, five of whom, with Mrs. Addington survive. Mary the eldest daughter having died at the age of three years. Herbert R.,Roger F., George W., Margaret and Raymond are spared to be a comfort and a help to their mother in her declining years.
Of his five sisters and one brother but one now remains, a sister, Mrs. L. A. Evert, who lives in Ingnaico, Colorado.
In his early life he became a Mason, being one of the first members of the lodge organized at Stacyville. When the charter for the Stacyville lodge was given up his membership was transferred to the Osage lodge.
The funeral services were held at his home one mile west of Stacyville, on Friday afternoon of last week, being in charge of Rev. Mr. Bellows, pastor of the Stacyville Methodist church. The remains were followed to the beautiful Stacyville cemetery by an exceptionally large number of friends who sincerely mourn the death of one who will be sadly missed.
At the grave, the service was turned over to his Masonic brethren, about twenty having driven from Osage, who, with the use of the masonic burial service laid the remains of their friend and brother to rest in the grave.
[Osage News Feb. 15, 1909]
Iowa Cemetery Records:
Name: Frank Eugene Addington
Death Date: 7 Jul 1909
Page #: 1
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1847
Level Info: Mitchell County, Iowa Grave Records
Alvira Potter Addington (1809 - 1888)
Alice Mary Rolfe Addington (1856 - 1945)*
Julia C Addington (1829 - 1875)*
William Henry Addington (1834 - 1899)*
Sarah M Addington Rolfe (1839 - 1892)*
Frank Eugene Addington (1847 - 1909)
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63012919