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Hiram VanBuren obituary

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Hiram VanBuren

Last Friday morning, amid the joy of Christmas cheer, the spirit of Deacon Hiram VanBuren passed from this life. As our readers are probably aware, Deacon VanBuren has been suffering for some time past with valvular disease of the heart which brought on partial paralysis. He came up town on election day, in November last, and since then has been confined to his house nearly all the time. After the first attack, however, he seemed to recuperate somewhat but on Thursday last he suffered a relapse which terminated fatally as above stated. Deacon VanBuren was born in Charlotteville, New York, May 12, 1812. When about 19 years of age he married and his wife survives him. In 1856 they moved to Wisconsin and remained there until 1863 when they came to Waterloo where they have resided ever since. Five children were born to them but only one, H.S. VanBuren, who is a merchant at Brandon, in Buchanan county, is now living. The funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at the 1st Baptist church, and a large audience gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of deceased. Deacon VanBuren united with the Baptist church when he was 20 years of age and two years later he was elected deacon, which position he held for fifty years, and his death makes the third deacon of the 1st Baptist church to die during the past year, the others being Deacons Hall and Whipple. Deceased was a conscientious Christian in every respect and a thoroughly honest man in all his dealings. He was well-known and every one respected him highly for his many good qualities of head and heart, his industrious habits and his high moral attributes. During his illness, when he knew that death was approaching, his heart was touched by the kindness shown him by his friends and neighbors and his prayers ascended for their future happiness and peace. In his death the city has lost a good citizen, his relatives a kind husband and father, and the community a man whose many virtues are worthy of emulation.

Waterloo Courier; 30 Dec 1885; Pg 4

CARD OF THANKS. The relatives of the late Deacon VanBuren desire to return their sincere thanks for the great kindness shown them by their neighbors and friends during their recent bereavement. Such lively sympathy touches the heart and its remembrance will ever be a pleasure.

Waterloo Courier; 30 Dec 1885; Pg 1

Death Register; Black Hawk County; Iowa; Book 1, Pg 53, #621

Hiram VanBuren; Male; White; 73yrs; 7mos; Married; American

Date of Death; 25 December 1885

Place of Birth; Charlotteville, New York

Years resided in this state; 22

Place of Death; Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa

Cause of Death; Valvular disease of the heart

Complication; Hemipligia, about 35 days

Burial; Leavitts Cem., D, 27 Dec 2 1885

Physician; A. Middleditch M.D., Waterloo

Obituary; Waterloo Courier, 30 Dec 1885, Pg 4

Card of Thanks; 30 Dec 1885, Pg 1

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