Simeon Triplett

Simeon Triplett

Ohio, USA
Death 14 Sep 1927 (aged 86)
Henderson, Mills County, Iowa, USA
Burial Henderson, Mills County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 28733328 · View Source
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Pioneer Resident Passes Away September 14: Funeral Held Friday

Simeon Triplett

In the death of Simeon Triplett, who passed away Wednesday evening another comrade has been mustered out of the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic - an army which is smaller year by year as the years roll around, since the great Civil war was fought.

Simeon Triplett was born in Ohio, January 11, 1841, and died at his home in Henderson, Iowa, on Sept. 14,1927, aged eighty-six years, eight months, and three days.

When the Civil War started, and thousands were enlisting for the defense of the country, he responded to Lincoln's call for volunteers, serving as a private in Co. H, 1st Regiment, Missouri Sharpshooters; after serving three years he re-enlisted and became a corporal in Company F, 66th Regiment, Illinois infantry.

Shortly after the war, on Nov. 24,1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Hester Vincent; they are the parents of nine children, as follows: Leonard W. Triplett, Henderson, Iowa; Julia A. Danford, Henderson, Iowa; George E. Triplett, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Addie M. Todd, Wessington, S.D.; Walter J. Triplett, Yuma, Colo.; Mary A. Wilson, Macedonia, Iowa; Minnie F. Wilson, Glenwood, Iowa; two children are dead, Thomas E. Triplett, and Nancy J., who married J.N. James.

Mr. Triplett came to Iowa in 1868 and in the spring of 1870 moved to a farm east of Henderson, in Montgomery county, where he was a successful farmer for many years. After giving up the arduous work on the farm he moved to Henderson in 1898 where he and Mrs. Triplett have lived continuously to the time of his death.

While a young man he united with the Baptist Church and later on while living on the farm east of Henderson, he identified himself with the Baptist Church which held their services in a school house. Upon coming to Henderson, he united with the Christian Church during the pastorate of Rev. Lemons, on December 18,1909.

It was Mr. Triplett's privilege to live to a ripe old age, and see this country increase in population from twenty millions to one hundred fifteen millions. He has lived to see many of the inventions which have played such an important part in the development of this country. He was thrity-five years old when the telephone was invented; he has seen the development and improvement of the reaper, self-binder, modern agricultural implements and machinery, the automobile, the development of the free rural delivery of mails, the aeroplane, the radio, and a thousand and one things which were unknown at the time he was born.

He came to Iowa when the country was sparsely populated, and he and Mrs. Triplett endured the rigors of pioneer life, and raised a large family. Living in these days was far different from living at the present time when so many conveniences and luxuries are enjoyed bu people in country and town alike.

He was a man of sterling character, honest, and upright in all his dealings, fair and courteous with his friends and neighbors. He will be long remembered by a host of relatives, neighbors, and friends.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 28733328
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