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 John Moulds, Sr

John Moulds, Sr

Cambridgeshire, England
Death 26 Oct 1901 (aged 93)
Flanagan, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Flanagan, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 23682982 · View Source
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Lake City Graphic, Lake City, IA
Nov. 14, 1901


Grandpa Moulds died Saturday evening about 8 o'clock. The funeral was held from the Christian church Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock and interment made in Mt. Zion cemetery. The sermon was preached by Rev,. Mr. Humphry, of Galesburg, assisted by Rev. Mr. Downie, of Wenona, and Rev. Mr. Withee, of our town.

John Moulds was born in Cambridgeshire, England, July 31, 1808; died at Flanagan, Ill, Oct. 26, 1901, aged 93 years, 2 months and 26 days. He was married to Sarah Howitt, August 4th , 1830, she died Sept. 17, 1885. To this union were born 15 children, of which eight sons and three daughters lived to reach the age of manhood and womanhood. He came with his family to the United States in 1853, and settled near Detroit, Michigan; moving to Marshall county, Ill., in 1855, in which and adjoining counties he lived until his death. He leaves surviving him eight children, viz: John, William, Charles, Isaac, George, Thomas, Alfred, Emma; 32 grandchildren. 45 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.

He was married to Elizabeth Richardson Apirl 11, 1886; she died June 5, 1891. He was again married April 12, 1893, to Sarah J. Harris who survives him.

He united with the Particular Baptist church in England about 70 years ago and served the church as deacon over 40 years.

Six of the surviving sons acted as pall bearers at the funeral.

Among those in attendance from a distance were John Farr and family, W. S. Rustin and wife, John Lopeman and family, Mrs. Henry Norman, Mrs. Chas. Puffer, Geo. Noel and Family, Mrs. S. Headly and son, Leonard Howitt and family; Granpa Sansom, George Moulds and family, Saunemin; Mrs. Moulds and Fryer, J. Richardson and family, Pontiac; Alfred Moulds, Tom Moulds, W. E. Moulds and family Lake City Iowa; Elder Humphrey, Galesburg, Ill; John Litchfield and wife, Geo. Jordon and wife, Mrs. Parker, Toluca; Ben Pope and wife, Sam Richardon and wife, John Powell, Wm. Guy, Minonk; Mrs. Henry Sutton and son, Rutland; D. H. Moulds, Wolcott, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Colehower, Long Point. – The Home Times, Flanagan, Ill. Nov. 1, 1901

Also on the same page next column: Camp Creek
Thomas Moulds received word Thursday morning that his father, of Ill., was very sick, so Thomas and Albert Moulds accompanied by their nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moulds, left Thursday night to be with their father during his last hours; he is 93 years of age.
From ‘Signs of the Times’
Vol 69, p 731, Jan 01, 1901, No. 1 -

"Died At his home in Flanagan Livingston, John Moulds Sr Oct 26th 1901

The subject of this notice was born in Cambridgeshire, England in 1808. He was 93 years 2 months and 26 days old. He left his native country and came to America in 1853 and settled here in Illinois in 1855. They had a family of fifteen children born to them and at the time of his death he had thirty two grandchildren, forty five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Brother Moulds was not able to attend our church meetings his last years, the distance being over twenty miles from our place of worship. He was stricken with paralysis over two years ago from which he never recovered. He united with the Particular Baptists in England near seventy years ago and tried to walk in Christ Jesus the Lord as he had received Him. He served the church as deacon over forty years and was gifted in prayer and exhortation and was a good help to us and not afraid to let his light shine and confess his Lord before men. In his last days he desired to depart and be with Christ. He was conscious to the last but unable to talk from paralysis in his throat. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Elder S II Humphrey of Galesburg was sent for and preached an able discourse from Job's question, If a man die shall he live again? Asserting with proof that being partakers of the divine nature they shall live again through Christ Jesus the Lord."
Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940
Groom: John Moulds
Place of Residence: Portland Lasalle Co, IL [Note: Portland IL was renamed Oglesby in 1913.]
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Age next Birthday: 78
Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1886
Marriage Place: Livingston, Illinois, USA
Father: Jonathan Moulds
Mother: Mary Roberts

Number of Groom’s Marriage: Second (sic)
Bride: Elizabeth (Rose) Richardson
Place of Residence: Long Point
Age next Birthday: 80
Number of Bride’s Marriage: Second

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