NAME: Donaldson, Edwin William (m. Keturah Nesfield)
OBIT: Citizen Herald, Jesup IA
E. W. DONALDSON SERVICES CONDUCTED TODAY
Edwin William Donaldson passed away at his home here at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday following a lengthy illness caused by strokes. He would have been 75 years old Saturday.
He was born on February 7, 1873 near Waterloo, the son of William and Fannie Donaldson. His father passed away when he was a small boy so was taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. White, Barclay township, who reared him. He was educated in Barclay schools and attended Tobin College in Waterloo. At the age of 17 he went west where he worked in the grain fields for several years, returning to Barclay township where he worked as a farm hand.
On March 12, 1901, he was united in marriage to Keturah Nesfield and they engaged in farming. In 1902 they moved to the Taylor farm south of Jesup where they resided until 1920 when they purchased a home nearer the business district and retired.
Mr. Donaldson was a member of the Jesup Methodist church and at one time served on the official board.
Surviving are his widow, one son LeRoy, on the home farm; four grandchildren, Gary, Rajean, Jane and Charlene; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Miller, Wyandotte, Mich; a niece and nephew.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters, and one brother.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this Thursday afternoon at the Parker Funeral home. Rev. Joseph Yates, pastor of the Methodist church officiated. Mrs. C.L. Fox and Mrs. John Hodges, accompanied by Bert Miller, sang "O, Think of the Home Over There" and "Sweetly Resting." The pallbearers were C. L. Bright, W. A. Brown, Frank Brown, Frank Burrell, Charles Hood and Silas Sherman. Interment was in New Barclay cemetery.