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John Sheldon Stearns

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John Sheldon Stearns

Birth
Galena, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Death
8 Apr 1929 (aged 89)
Lucas, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 1 N-S Row 14 Grave 17
Memorial ID
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Husband of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Crockford. Son of Manna Stearns and Angeline Comstock.

OBITUARY

THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT
Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, April 11, 1929

WAR VETERAN DIES

Many friends will learn with deep regret of the death of Mr. John Stearns, of this city, civil war veteran, which occured at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Allen, in Lucas, on Monday morning, April 8, 1929, at two o'clock, at the age of 89 years and 9 days. He had been in failing health for some time and last fall went to Lucas to spend the winter with his daughter. His demise was due to the infirmaties of old age.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. M. S. Clark, were held at the Beardsley Funeral Home in Chariton on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Russell, Iowa, by the side of his wife, who passed away in 1922.

John Stearns was born in Galena, Delaware county, Ohio, on March 30, 1840. He was the son of Manna and Angeline Stearns and his mother died when he was eleven years of age. He came with his father and two sisters, Maggie and Elizabeth, to Iowa when he was about twelve years old, locating at Pioneer Grove, Ia., where he grew to manhood. At the age of twenty-one he went to Harlan county, Nebraska, where he lived for a time.

On March 31, 1872 he was married at Lincoln, Nebr., to Miss Elizabeth Crockford, who preceded him in death in Chariton on May 12, 1922. In the year 1882 he and family moved to Russell, Iowa, where they lived until 1900 when they located on a farm west of Lucas. After a residence there of about ten years they came to Chariton and this place was the family home until death claimed both parents.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stearns, two of whom died in infancy, and one son, Otis, died at the age of twenty years. The children who survive are, Mrs. Carrie E. Allen, of Lucas; Joseph B. Stearns, of Cameron, Wisconsin; Harry, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; John, of Woodburn; Mrs. Ethel Vincent, of Whitebreast township, this county.

During the civil war Mr. Stearns enlisted in the service of his country at Davenport, Iowa, in Company B, First Iowa Cavalry, and served two years and ten days, when he was honorably discharged.

He was highly regarded by all who knew him, and was an honest, upright citizen. He was fond of travel, and only last year, in spite of his advanced age, made an extended trip to Californa and other points in the west.

His demise will be deplored by a large circle of friends who will extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing children, grandchildren, and other relatives who survive.

Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright

Husband of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Crockford. Son of Manna Stearns and Angeline Comstock.

OBITUARY

THE CHARITON HERALD-PATRIOT
Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, April 11, 1929

WAR VETERAN DIES

Many friends will learn with deep regret of the death of Mr. John Stearns, of this city, civil war veteran, which occured at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Allen, in Lucas, on Monday morning, April 8, 1929, at two o'clock, at the age of 89 years and 9 days. He had been in failing health for some time and last fall went to Lucas to spend the winter with his daughter. His demise was due to the infirmaties of old age.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. M. S. Clark, were held at the Beardsley Funeral Home in Chariton on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Russell, Iowa, by the side of his wife, who passed away in 1922.

John Stearns was born in Galena, Delaware county, Ohio, on March 30, 1840. He was the son of Manna and Angeline Stearns and his mother died when he was eleven years of age. He came with his father and two sisters, Maggie and Elizabeth, to Iowa when he was about twelve years old, locating at Pioneer Grove, Ia., where he grew to manhood. At the age of twenty-one he went to Harlan county, Nebraska, where he lived for a time.

On March 31, 1872 he was married at Lincoln, Nebr., to Miss Elizabeth Crockford, who preceded him in death in Chariton on May 12, 1922. In the year 1882 he and family moved to Russell, Iowa, where they lived until 1900 when they located on a farm west of Lucas. After a residence there of about ten years they came to Chariton and this place was the family home until death claimed both parents.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stearns, two of whom died in infancy, and one son, Otis, died at the age of twenty years. The children who survive are, Mrs. Carrie E. Allen, of Lucas; Joseph B. Stearns, of Cameron, Wisconsin; Harry, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; John, of Woodburn; Mrs. Ethel Vincent, of Whitebreast township, this county.

During the civil war Mr. Stearns enlisted in the service of his country at Davenport, Iowa, in Company B, First Iowa Cavalry, and served two years and ten days, when he was honorably discharged.

He was highly regarded by all who knew him, and was an honest, upright citizen. He was fond of travel, and only last year, in spite of his advanced age, made an extended trip to Californa and other points in the west.

His demise will be deplored by a large circle of friends who will extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing children, grandchildren, and other relatives who survive.

Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright



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