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Jacob Vale Garretson, 1863-1933

The Seymour Herald – 6 April 1933
  Funeral services for Jacob V. Garretson, who died at the home of his brother, Ira Garretson, near Plano, on March 31, were held at the Cross Roads church on Sunday, April 2.  Burial was made in the Jerome cemetery.
  Mr. Garretson was the son of John C. and Mary E. Garretson.  He was born on March 16, 1863.  Ruremia, from which he was ill for three weeks, was given as the cause of death.
  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brinkley were visiting in Numa Sunday and attended the funeral of their brother-in-law Jake Garretson, who passed away Friday.  Mr. Garretson was a well known Franklin resident, having lived here for many years.  Only recently going to his brother’s in Seymour.  Mrs. Garretson and Mrs. Brinkley are sisters.
The Seymour Herald – 13 April 1933
Garretson Rites Held Last Sunday
Pioneer Resident Dies East Of City
  Funeral services for Jacob Vale Garretson, 70, who lived east of Seymour were held at the Little Flock Baptist church, Sunday, April 2, at one o’clock, and were conducted by the Rev. Glade Yost.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Jerome.
  Jacob Vale Garretson, son of John C. and Mary Ditmer Garretson, was born in Harrisbury twp., VanBuren county, Iowa, on March 16, 1863, and departed this life on March 31, 1933, at the age of 70 years and 15 days.  Mr. Garretson came to Appanoose county with his parents in 1869, and from that time his life has been spent in this county.  He was an honorable and upright citizen, respected by all who knew him, and in his passing he leaves a host of loving friends to mourn their loss.  He was the eldest of nine children, all but one of whom survive, one sister, Hannah Caroline, have preceded him in death thirty-nine years ago. He was united in marriage to Sarah A. Brinkley on Oct. 4, 1893, who survives him.  On May 18, 1893 under the pastorate of the Rev. Wm. Beard, he was converted and united with the Little Flock Baptist church which was then his home church, and on Oct. 25, 1895 he took his church letter to the Franklin Baptist church, near his home in Appanoose county, east of Seymour.
  Mr. Garretson’s health had gradually failed in the last few months, but he was a patient sufferer, cheerful and uncomplaining.  Throughout his suffering, he wanted to care for himself until he became bedfast.  He remained in complete control of all his faculties until last Friday morning when he lapsed into a coma, and passed away Friday evening March 31, at 8 o’clock.  His death occurred at the home of his brother, Ira Garretson, with whom he had made his home the past fall and winter months.
  In his passing Mr. Garretson leaves the following relatives to mourn his departure: Howard Garretson and family of Moravia, Iowa; Dan Garretson and family of Seymour, Iowa; Ira Garretson and family of Plano, Iowa; Rex Garretson of Seymour, Iowa; Mary Bonner and family of Woodward, Oklahoma; Lyda Connor and husband of Cereal, Okla.; Linda Anderson and family of Seymour, Ia.
  Funeral services were held in the Little Flock Baptist church, Sunday, April 2nd, at one o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Glade Yost, and burial was made in the cemetery at Jerome.

Gravestone for Jacob Vale Garretson
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 5, Block 11, Lot 3

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