THOMAS E. NATION
Linn County Republic, Friday, Dec. 22,
Died: Dec. 11, 1916
Thomas E. Nation was born November
17, 1843, and died December 11, 1916, at the age of 78 years and 24 days, at his
home six miles north of Mound City, on the farm on which he has resided for
He was born in the state of
Indiana, and in the year of 1847 with his parents he moved to Iowa. In
1857, with a train of pioneers he emigrated to Kansas, where he remained until
He was one of a family of eight
children, of whom only two sisters survive him---Mrs. Susan Shaffer of
Pleasanton and Mrs. Sarah Ellis of Columbus.
At the breaking out of the war he
became a volunteer of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry, serving three years and
receiving an honorable discharge.
He returned home and March 17,
1867, he was married to Luvina J. Clark, of Harrisonville, Mo. To this
union were born six children of whom four survive him—Marion S. Nation of
Mound City, Mrs. W. M. King of Mound City, Mrs. W. M. Jackson of Pleasanton, and
Clarence Nation of Mound City.
His wife dying in 1880, he was in
1882 united in marriage to Sarah Akers Mann. To this union were born three
children—Mrs. Louis Herman of Farhnville, Thomas E. jr., of Mound City and
Calvin A. Nation of Mound City.
In 1875 he united with the
Methodist church. Later he united with the United Brethern church, and
remained a member until the time of his death.
He leaves a bereaved widow, seven
children, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with a host of
relatives and friends to mourn the loss of beloved husband, father and neighbor.
The funeral was at the Linville
school house, conducted by Rev. E. N. Gause, assisted by members of the G. A. R.
of Mound City. The pall bearers were G. A. R. members. Interment was
made in Linville cemetery.