John W Osborn
John W. OSBORNE (sic) -- Spring Township -- This community was shocked Monday morning by the death of John Osborne one of the pioneer settlers of this community.
John William Osborne was born near Freeport, Illinois March 14, 1854 and passed away at his home near Peterson, Iowa, June 29, 1931 at about 8 o'clock in the monring, after a lingering illness of 3 years.
He was united in marriage to Miss Ida MOSS at Freeport, Illinois July 8, 1877. This union was blessed with 8 children, four sons and four daughters. Two daughters preceded their father in death. In July of the year 1889, Mr. Osborne came to Iowa with his family and settled on a farm in Cherokee county. Mr. Osborne was a very successful farmer all his life.
He is survived by his sorrowing wife, Mrs. Ida Osborne and six children, four sons and two daguthers, Henry of Hartley Iowa; George of Fairmont, ND; John E of Peterson, Iowa; Mrs. Jess Hicks of Lafayetet, Ind and Lester of Peterson, Iowa. He is also survived by 3 daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 29 grandchildren and a host of friends. Two sisters preceded him in death within the past 10 months, he being the last of the family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the home at 1:00 o'clock and at one thirty in the Congregational Church at Peterson.
A mixed quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Kephart; Mrs. Jarnigan and Dr. Gaston sang, "Shall We Gather at the River," and "God Will Take Care of You." Pallbearers were: Ira Small; Roy Starford; John Rickers; Rance Lee; Fred Neibuhr and Jim Libolt. He was laid to rest in Afton cemetery.
Cherokee Daily Times 9 July 1931. No Location of Paper: assume it is from Cherokee County IA. Submitted by: Karen Zach on 12 June 2003