Jeremiah Pittman

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Jeremiah Pittman - DIED IN COOPER, IOWA. Jeremiah Pittman, Old...
DIED IN COOPER, IOWA. Jeremiah Pittman, Old Settler of Genesee, Passed Away Novem- „ ber 17. Jeremiah Pittman of Cooper, Iowa, expired very suddenly, Tuesday morning, morning, November 17, although apparently apparently in good health a few momenta before before the fatal stroke came. He had arisen quite early that morning, morning, and after attending to routine work about the house, remarked to his wife that he had passed an unusually comfortable and satisfactory night,and felt better than for some time. Even while these hopeful words were upon his lips, the death messenger was at hand, and touching, him with its icy fingers his face blanched, his limbs lost their power and he fell at the feet of his wife. Medical attention was hurriedly secured, secured, but it was of no avail; dropsy had set in and in a few moments the struggling heart was still. The immediate immediate cause of Mr. Pittman's demise was heart disease. He was CS years of age. He came to Greene county in 1880, from Genesee township, Illinois', where he had been engaged largely in stock raising, purchasing the Kelly farm ono mile south of Cooper. In his business business endeavors he was successful, and was recognized as a progressive citizen, citizen, respected and esteemed in the community in which he lived. He was a member of the Christian church, and a liberal supporter of that denomination. denomination. Mr. Pittman leaves a widow and eight children, four of- whom are married married and reside near the old home and four reside with the mother. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Hunter of Jefferson, a large concourse of friends assembling to pay a final tribute to the departed neighbor. The family will receive the sincere condolence of the people of the county in their hour of bereavement.

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  1. Sterling Daily Gazette,
  2. 25 Nov 1896, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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