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									           Keokuk County, Iowa Obituary
                                  David Mullinnix

    "Died at the home of his son, Green 3 1/2 miles nw of Sigourney in Van Buren Twp. on
    Monday evening , November 29 , 1909 at the age of 80 years, one month and one

     Mr Mullinnix was born in Putnam CO, Indiana Oct 28, 1829. In 1854, he was married
    to Miss Sarah Davis. To this union seven children were born, six of whom survive him,
    one having died in infancy. The children living are: Mrs Rezin Brown of Sigourney;
    Thomas W. of Harwood, Vernon Co Missouri; Mrs Hattie Roe of Grand Rapids ,
    Michigan; George R. of Sigourney; Mrs Anna Convey or Presho, South Dakota and
    Green of Van Buren Township. Mr. Mullinnix leaves 19 grandchildren and five great
    grandchildren. All the children were near him and with him during his sickness and
    death except Thomas and Hattie and all attended the funeral except Hattie.

    On Feb 18th, 1873 his wife died, leaving her husband and six children to mourn her
    loss, the eldest being 18 years of age and the youngest being 3 years of age.
    In February 1868 he moved to Keokuk County and located about three miles northwest
    of Sigourney on the farm now owned by Chas. Bruns and has lived in that immediate
    vicinity until the time of his death.

    The funeral was held from the home at 2:00, Wed. afternoon, Dec 1st, 1909, attended
    by a large concourse of friends and neighbors who one and all extend their sympathy
    to the family, Rev F.N. Byram officiating. The pallbearers were six of his grandsons:
    Monte Mullinnix, Fay Mullinnix, Curt Roe, Rola, Frank and Charley Brown.

    Mr Mullinnix had been in poor health for over a year, but since about the first of July he
    had been almost in constant care which has been given him by his children and
    grandchildren and no care or attention however great or small that could be given him
    was with held, until death came and relieved him of his suffering.

    In his family, he was as his daughter said "had been both a father and mother to his
    children since the death of their mother. As a man, a neighbor and citizen he belonged
    to the old school whose word was as good as his bond - a good neighbor and citizen
    whom all respected."

~Reference: Sigourney Review, December 7, 1908
~submitted by Debbie Schmidt,

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