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John Dalton

Word received here this morning informs us of the death of John Dalton at Savannah, Mo., at 2 o'clock this morning. Mr. Dalton has been a sufferer from cancer for some time past and finally caused his death.

The Farnam Echo, Farnam, Dawson county, Nebraska; June 26, 1919; Volume 16, Number 29, page 1. Microfilm, NSHS, Lincoln, NE: (HEH-S)


Mr. John Dalton was born in Canada February 12, 1853 died at Savannah, Mo., June 25th, 1919. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1865 to reside on a farm south of Grand Mound, where he made his home until 1884 when he was married to Margaret Cecelia Rittor. He then lived at Clarence, Iowa several years, then moved with his family to Nebraska to reside on a farm south of Farnam, in 1909, he moved to Farnam where he resided until his final illness.

He leaves to mourn his loss a son, Ernest and wife, Ervin and wife and four children, all of Farnam; Lawrence, in France; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Powers and husband and daughter of Indianola, Nebr; also his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Dalton of Grand Mound, Iowa; six sisters and four brothers, who are Mr. P. F. Lynch of Vail, Iowa; Mrs. Nellie O'Brian of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Chas Lee. of Harrison, Ark; Mrs. Kate Marion of DeWitt, Iowa; Mrs. James Lynch of Grand Mound, Iowa; Miss Anna Dalton of Dubuque, Iowa; Wm. and James Dalton of Davenport, Iowa; Thomas Dalton of Demuson, Iowa; and Joseph Dalton of Calamus, Iowa; all of whom will miss a kind and loving father, son and brother.

The funeral was held at St. Philips and James Catholic church Monday morning at 9:30, with Rev. Riordan celebrating solemn requiem Mass, assisted by Rev. J. A. Murray and Rev. M. Peters of Clinton, Iowa; Rev. Murray delivering the sermon.

Interment was made in the Calvary cemetery beside his wife who preceded him in death five years ago.

The Farnam Echo, Farnam, Dawson county, Nebraska; July 10, 1919; Volume 16, Number 31, page 1. Microfilm, NSHS, Lincoln, NE

In Memory

The passing of John Dalton takes from my father's family one loved and trusted as a brother by each member. He came to us when I was a baby, and was yet a member of our family when I went to college. As children, we all played with him and contested for his favors.

We knew well whenever Johnny went to town, he would bring back a bag of candy.

Months before Christmas we speculated on the surprise he was sure to have for us.

My mother loved him as her own boy and none of us mourned her untimely death more than he.

Thru many years of varied business interests together, my father loved and trusted him as probably he did no other man.

Looking back thru the years over a long list of associations in all classes of society I can think of none more uniformly genial, gentle, generous, than John Dalton. Thru all his life he had about him an abiding, unfailing kindness. He was never known to have an enemy. He was nature’s true gentleman; his life an invaluable asset to the community.
      .....Geneve Lichtenwalter, Kansas City, Mo.

The Farnam Echo, Farnam, Dawson county, Nebraska; July 3, 1919; Volume 16, Number 30, page 1. Microfilm, NSHS, Lincoln, NE

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