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Obits > John C. Aldrich

Tampico Tornado
Saturday, February 27, 1897


John C. ALDRICH was born at Binghamton, N. Y., Jan. 20 th, 1820 where he resided until he was 10 years of age, when he went with his parents, Rufus and Polly (SMITH) ALDRICH to Smithfield, Bradford Co., Penn.

He was married to Ataline KING, Jan. 30, 1842. o this  union two sons were born, Marvin, whose death occurred July 30, 1892 at Plankington, South Dak., and Edgar G., who resides on the old homestead with his mother, 2 1/2 miles south of Tampico.

In 1856, he came to Illinois, locating at Sheffield, in Bureau Co. In 1861, he with his family came from Sheffield to the old home south of Tampico, where he resided for a number of years. Since the death of his son Marvin, he with his daughter-in-law have resided at his farm 1 mile south of town.

Mr. ALDRICH was one of the pioneers of Tampico Township and for years was engaged in the mercantile business, in the southern part of the village of Tampico and his place was widely known as "Culpepper." In politics he was a leader and well known throughout the county and in early days took a prominent part. He was the second Supervisor elected in this township and held the office at two different times - for one year 1864 and he was again re-elected in 1870 and the last time served three years. As a business man he was very successful and when he died owned several good improved farms in this and Bureau counties also several in Nebraska.

For sometime previous to his late illness he has been in feeble health, but being sustained by an indomitable spirit, he succeeded until within a week or ten days , in combating against the inevitable.

He came to Tampico with his brother Rufus, Thursday evening Feb. 11,  - to visit and rest - when he was suddenly taken violently ill, the symptom\ms quickly developing into pneumonia and cerebral M*** **********************10:45 o'clock, kind and loving friends doing all that could be done to prolong his days, but to no avail.

While surrounded by his son Edgar, his brother Rufus, and loving friends, his spirit gently left the body, and took its flight to join the loved ones in Home, Sweet Home.

The funeral Services were held in the Baptist church, last Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, and the remains were laid at rest in the Tampico Cemetery. Rev. H. A. HOOVER was the officiating minister.


(Same issue of newspaper)

We desire to express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the many friends in Tampico for their kind aid and sympathy during the late illness, death and f\burial of our father, their kindness will ever be remembered.

E. G. Aldrich and Family



NAME: John C. Aldrich
Ordered By: Ed Aldrich
Age: 77
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Date of Death: Feb. 21, 1897
Date of Burial: Feb. 22, 1897 Coffin or Casket: Casket

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