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 Daniel W. Cheney

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Daniel W. Cheney

  • Birth 11 Feb 1851 New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1919 Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 34917603

Daniel W. Cheney was born in Campton, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 1851 and on the evening of Nov. 12, 1919, God spoke and it was morning. Those who tarried with him as he neared the shores of eternity realized that he was not, for God took him.
His parents and his family were among staunch New Hampshire pioneers who came to Iowa when Iowa was in the making, making the trip by rail to Mount Pleasant, thence by wagon to the home of Warren Percival where they were welcomed with true pioneer hospitality.
They settled on a farm near Georgetown, remaining there about three years when they moved to a farm near Bonaparte where Daniel with his brothers and sisters attended what was then called Howe's academy and received a very good education. He has held many position of honor and trust.
On October 15, 1877, the word "united" was whispered in Heaven and he was united in marriage to Elizabeth J. Cheney of Burnside, Illinois, and so sweet has been the companionship that the consolation is the looking forward to the happy reunion.
In 1880 they came to Bonaparte and with the exception of a few years spent in the west, and one year in Boston, Mass., his life has been spent here. He was a man whom everyone was glad to have for a friend. Always genial and pleasant, he had a good word for and to everyone, and while everyone will miss his cordiality and thoughtfulness, it is in the home his passing will be felt the most.
In March, 1914, with his wife and daughters, he united with the Presbyterian church in Bonaparte and has been a faithful and consistent member until called to the Church Triumphant.
He is survived by the faithful wife, three daughters, Mrs. Guy Greenfield of Douds, Iowa, Mrs. J. G. Crawford of Moberly, Mo., and Miss Ruth at home. Besides these, four grandchildren survive to cherish the lasting memory of one of God's noble men. One son, Leon Guy, and one daughter, Winnie, welcomed the father to the Glory Land.
Of his father's family, one brother, Ed, of Pawtucket, R.I., and George L. of Moberly, Mo., survive. One sister, Mrs. Alice Lee died in 1912.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Bonaparte Saturday afternoon, Rev. McCracken officiating. Interment in the Bonaparte Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Jean Wenke
  • Added: 17 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34917603
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel W. Cheney (11 Feb 1851–12 Nov 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34917603, citing Bonaparte Cemetery, Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jean Wenke (contributor 46989537) .