Tag Archives: David Arthur Carr

February 21, 1923

Newspaper articles stated that Margaret’s sons, LeRoy and David, accompanied her on the journey back to Wellman, Iowa. They left California by train on Saturday, February 17th and arrived in Wellman three days later.

Isaac chose the following songs for his service.  His favorite, The Wonderful Country, was sung by Mrs. H. B. Knight.  A quartet, composed of Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Knight, and Messrs. Huntsberger and Love, sang Will the Circle Be Unbroken and In the Sweet By and Bye.

Isaac asked his sons-in-law, Reverend Schwimley and Reverend DeYoe, to deliver the eulogies. They traced his life from birth to the end.  Isaac was warmly remembered by them for his home life, his service to his community and church, as well as in defense of his country during the Civil War years.

The funeral service took place in their Wellman home, also at Isaac’s request. Many floral arrangements and a silk flag were placed on his coffin. The funeral procession made its way to the Taylor cemetery where Isaac was laid to rest.

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February 8, 1923

Thursday Feb 8   Father said he was so much better this morning & said he could get up & get breakfast & could run a foot race.  He got up at 11 & ate quite a little.  Dave came & staid for dinner. 

Father laid down in p.m.  Roy & Winnie, Dave & Ruth came & spent eve & father was up all eve & they had just gone when Nora & Allie came & O, how glad we were to see them.

February 7, 1923

The remaining journal entries were written by Mary Isabelle (Carr) Hull, Isaac’s daughter, because Isaac was too weak to write. 

Wednesday Feb. 7  A lovely day.  Father got up at 10 & ate little breakfast & was dressed when Dr. Gardner & wife and Suzanne came to spend day.  Father seemed to enjoy their visit & had quite a talk with the Dr. but was so short of breath.  He came to table to eat with us for the last time at noon, but ate very little.  He laid down all p.m.  We called Dr. Kelley at 4-30 & he came & said it was form of dropsy & water forming in his pluray [pleura].  The lung was stopping his breathing & he would come back in eve. 

He came back at 7-30 & Roy & Dave came & he tapped father’s lung & drew nearly 2 qts. of liquid & O, he suffered so as it took one hr.  He rested better tonite & said he could breath so much better.

February 6, 1923

Tues 6   Cool but Sunshine fine day   I lay til near Eleven & arose feeling Poorly   I ate some dinner at Noon   Mother & Isabel knotted a comfort[er]   Dave & Ruth Came after dinner   We got mail   No letters  Dave Read awhile in the Advance 2nd Edition of the Lew Gardner & Coffey fite   J H Romines Obituary   I laid down awhile   Florence Hull called   I wrote to C M Livezey & sent statemnt of monies & Credits

February 5, 1923

Mon 5   Cold morn   Sun Shines Bright   I aros aftr 9 feeling Poorly  Mother washt me   I rested well fore part of Nite   Mother talked with Maude  Ralph got me fresh side meat for dinner   Dave cam & brot me Beef tea cubes   Isabel went to D of Vet [Daughters of Veterans?] meeting   She is President   Mrs Roup & Mrs Boyd called & we had very Pleasnt visit   We sent Leslie Box oranges 3 doz & 1 doz Tangerines by Parsel Post   I pd the Post 2,51   we got mail after dinner   letter & sessmt Blank from C Livsey  Leslie Nora & John & Mrs Fleming

February 4, 1923

Sunday February 4 1923   I arose at 11 feeling very Poorly   Roy came & helpd me put on clean unders   Mother washd me face & feet   I had a long talk with mother how I want things fixt when I am gone & I feel I am going evry day   Dave came with Ralphs from Church   Warren P called   Dave & Row [may have meant Ruth, Dave’s wife] were here most of the Pm & I layd down & aftr 6 I ate a little soup   Amos & wife here til after 8

February 3, 1923

Sat 3   Cold morn but clear Sunny day   I arose before Eleven feeling Poorly   rested poor   I ate some Strawberries & Beef Soup for dinner   we heard John Romine Died 27 Jan   I gave Ralp 5,00 to get changd so I can pay Him 40 cents for 2 Box of strawberries    aftr dinner Dave Came & shaved me & brot me 2 boxes Strawberries   I gave Him 1,00   Amos wife & Roys [wife] came & stayed the eve   Dave gave me some Brandy   I took a dose