G. A. Ivins Obituary

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has high up of in his He athletic burdens. the OF 6. A. IVINS WELL KSOIVX IX IOWA CITY. Formerly Reidecl Here and Was, a Brother-in-law ol Mrs. J. T. Jones. The following very appreciative sketch of G. A. Ivins from the Iowa Falls Sentinel -will be of inteiest to his many friends here who knew him during hi? residence in this citj and on the occasions of his ·visit to his relatives; one of them, Mrs. .1. T. Jones, ib a sister-in-law: G. A I\ins died of tuberculosis of the bowels on Monday fiorning at 1:30 after an illness of nearly three years. He took sick first with sciatic rheumatism and other diseases developed developed later. For three months he had not been able to take any solid food and lived on milk. G. A. runs was born in Huron county, Ohio, on January 4, 1841, where he lived until he was sixteen years old when he came west and located in Iowa City, Iowa. At the age of twenty-three years he en| en| listed m 2nd Iowa Cavalry, Co. H, ' and served in the Civil war for two j and one-half jears, when he was dis- j charged for disability. After his discharge discharge he went home to Iowa City where he was employed as foreman t i n a harness shop tor several years,. I In the summer of 1865 he came to Iowa Falls and has resided here ever i since At first he conducted a harness store in the building now occupied by the Hanna Novelty company for { eighteen years In fact he built that 1 building. In 1883 he »o!u out his har- j ness business to J. D. McKay and ) formed a partnership with G. M. Tower and they conducted a meat market in that building for eight years. About nineteen years ago he quit active business in town and bought thirty-five acres of land just north of town and established the Bon Y Fewd nursery which has been ,his chiei occupation ever since. | He was united in marriage to Mary j E. Baxter at Iowa City on April 29, I86. He leaver to mourn iiSs ''·** a at Aekley, and A. M. Ivins, in Falls. He had been a member of Methodist church and at one time was Master of Mason's Home lodge. He was also elected at one time a member of the city council but too busy with his work to accept office. As a nurseryman, Mr. Ivins was popular and proficient. He wrote many ( articles for the local papers and also for the state papers and magazines on various phases of nursery worlc^He was a life member director of the State Horticultural society and was deeply interested in bis work He took many prizes at state and county fairs on fruit in hi nursery. He won a si'ver and received a diploma for an exhibit exhibit of apples and plums at the World's Fair at St Louis, and received received first Iowa state premium for his splendid display of strawberries at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He originated a number of different kinds of fruit, and had twenty-six varieties of strawberries of his own developing. He was a master in his work. He was kind unassuming and was a pioneer highly respected by many people. SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET TKACHERS HAVE SIGNED UP. Several Vacancies Remain to be Pilled at Tonight's Session. The school board will hold its regular meeting for May this evening and will transact considerable important important business. The teachers of present staff who were re-elected month had until last night to sign up their, contracts for the coming year. Several failed to do so, leaving numerous vacancies in the teaching staff %d it "viir'b'4 the I boa'rd's endeavor to select successors to as many as possible of them i ifht. »» -" *·*

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  1. Iowa City Press-Citizen,
  2. 12 May 1909, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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