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November 14, 1923

In the “Wellman News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated November 14, 1923, the following was printed:

Mrs. I. N. Carr has sold her house to Mr. Tom O’Flaherty, the consideration being $4,500. Mr. Flaherty is to take possession on March 1st.  Mrs. Carr and her son, Roy, will come here from California to transact some business after which Mrs. Carr will return to the west to make her home with her children, all of whom reside there with the exception of one son, Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa.

Note: Two of Margaret’s daughters were not living in California yet.  Harriet Carr DeYoe lived in St. Francis, Kansas. Harriet would later move to Pomona, California after the death of her husband, Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, in 1927.   Sylvia Carr Green lived in Grand Junction, Colorado, but later moved to Orange County, California.


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.

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 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 2, 1923

Fri 2   Cold bright & Sunny   I arose Near Eleven feeling very poorly   Max S called & gave Ralph a check on the American Bank & he brot me 35,00   I gave Isabel 15,00   I laid down awhile after dinner   Dave came awhile & aftr supper he & Roy came & stayed the eve   also Amos Hull & wife Ruth & others calld while I was laying down   I wrote to L E Wilkins of Belknap Iowa about $1100,00 intrest due Mar of Inst [instant] next

February 1, 1923

Thursday February 1 1923   Cloudy Dark & misty   we arose at 7-30   I feel quite Poorly & my Breath is short & weak   I ate 3 small pancakes   I have No pain only very weak & feel bad   I ate very little dinner & Near 5 Roy came & took us to Isabels   it has been Cold dark & dreary all day   very little rain   I am very weak & short of Breath   I could hardly get out of the car   I read a Note from Security Savings Bank   L C Miller had Depos [deposited] 30,00 Rent to Jan 23 1923