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F. A. Deeds, 97,
Dies on Friday
At Bethel Home

Frank A. Deeds, one of Selma’s oldest citizens, died at the Bethel Lutheran Home Friday in his ninety-eighth year after an illness of less than a week. He had lived at the home for about two years but had been active until six days before his death when he suffered a collapse.

Mr. Deeds was born near Green Bay, Wis., on July 22, 1845. His earliest recollections included an Indian massacre and a fire in Green Bay in the 1850’s that cost many lives. As a youth he worked in sawmills and later learned the harness-maker’s trade. For many years he was a commercial photographer and never relinquished possession of some of his cameras.

Before coming to California in 1918, Mr. Deeds lived successively in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. In Iowa, he joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1873, thus being a member for nearly seventy years.

Mr. Deeds is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Humphrey; and two sons, Frank Deeds and Oren Deeds, all of Nebraska; a granddaughter, Mrs. Howard Appleby of Selma; and two great granddaughters, Clarence and Beverly Appleby.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning in the chapel of the J. L. Robinson Funeral Home. Rev. M. L. Kirkegaard, pastor of the Pella Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in the West Selma Cemetery.

The Selma Enterprise 57(48):1 Thursday, February 25, 1943

Published: 6/22/2024 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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