Jacob and Maria Shuck Death Notice

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DEATH CALLS AGEDCOUPLE JACOB SHUCK PRECEDED WIFE IX DEATH ONLY TWO DAYS Mr. Shnck Was 94 Years Old and Mrs. Shuck Was 89.—Couple Had Been Married Over 71 Years United in wedlock for more than 71 years, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shuck, venerable Hawarden citizens, were separated in death last week for only two days. Mr. Shuck passed away about Mr. and Mm. Jacob Shuck 11 o'clock last Thursday morning as a result of pneumonia which he contracted only two days earlier. Preparations were being made to hold his funeral on Saturday when Mrs. Shuck contracted pneumonia Friday night and her death occurred about 3:3C o'clock Saturday afternoon. A double funeral was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in this city with Rev. Robert F. Chapler, the pastor, in .charge. Interment was made in Grace Hill cemetery. . With the passing of Mr. and Mrs. Shuck, Hawarden lost its oldest mar . ried couple. Mr. Shuck was 94 years •of age while Mrs. Shuck was 89. They .were pioneers of this section, having 54 years, 21 years of which they lived .in Hawarden. Mrs. Shuck had been in frail health for a number of years but Mr. .Shuck continued quite active until the past two or three years, since .which time he has been quite poorly although able to be up and about the home until his fatal illness. Their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Paine, came here from Linton, N. D., two or three years ago and have resided in the Shuck home, caring for the aged couple during their final years. Both Mr, and Mrs. Shuck were native lowans and were both born in Scott county. Mr. Shuck was the son of George and Mary Van Dusen Shuck and was bora June 2, 1845, while Mrs. Shuck, whose maiden name was Maria Moore, was a daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Davies Moore and she was bora May 4, 1850, Both spent the early years of their lives in Scott county and they were married at Davenport on October 1, 1868. After their marriage they continued to reside at Davenport for a time but later resided at Grinnell and Malvera, Iowa, moving to the Alcester community from Malvera in 1885. They lived on a farm near Alcester until 1918 when they retired from active farm life and purchased a home in Hawarden where they have since continued to reside. Until the past two or three years Mr. Shuck had been very active for a man of his years and was a familiar figure on the streets of Hawarden. They had been^ affiliated with the Methodist church since moving to this city. They were a fine, neighborly couple and were held in the highest esteem by all •who enjoyed their acquaintance. Mr. and Mrs. Shuck were the parents of ten children, two of whom preceded them in death. Ida Luella passed away at the age of 4 years, while another daughter, Mrs. S. S. Stewart, died in March, 1930. The surviving children are Mrs. J. B. Paine, Linton, N. D.; George Shuck, Wendell, Minn.; Mrs. George Fickbohm, Bert and Perry Shuck, Alcester; Ghas. Shuck, Burbank, S. D.; Harry Shuck, Westfield, Iowa, and Carl Shuck, Hawarden. In addition to these eight children, there are 46 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. ,

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  1. The Independent,
  2. 04 Jan 1940, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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