Alexander Jackson Argo, son of William and Sarah Argo, was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, November 2…

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Alexander Jackson Argo, son of William and Sarah Argo, was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, November 20th, 1853. He departed this life at the home of his son, Roscoe Argo, Monroe county, Iowa, October 25th, 1932, at the age of 78 years, 11 months, and 5 days. He came with his parents to Appanoose county, Iowa, in 1855. With the exception of two years, 1864 and 1865, which were spent in Ohio, he has lived his entire life in Appanoose and Monroe counties, Iowa. On April 3rd, 1879 he was united in marriage with Martha Haver who passed to her reward a little more than two years ago . He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Mary Rinehart, and 3 brothers, James H., Lewis, and Frank. He is survived by his 3 children, Mrs. Nellie Haines of Red Oak, Fred N. and J. Roscoe of Iconium community; and by four sisters, Mrs. Andrew Callen of Oskaloosa, Mrs. H. G. Rinehart of Albia, Mrs. S. W. Tarr of Duluth, Minn., and Mrs. H. A. Lemaster of Iconium. A. J. Argo, having been the eldest of a family of nine children, migrated from Ohio to Iowa with his parents, and with them endured the hardships common to pioneer life. He was a friend to all, and was familiarly known as "Jack." He delighted in ministering to the sick. In his younger days he, with his good wife, would go miles to help relieve suffering; and many are their friends who can recall when in times of need they received from "Jack and Matt," as they will always be remembered, real help and sympathy. As a parent he was loyal and devoted. He was ever willing and eager that his children should appreciate and enjoy life in the broadest sense and no sacrifice was too great for him to make for them. He was converted to the Christian faith in 1913 to which he remained faithful. Although he did not unite with any particular church, he was faithful in attendance and loyal in support of the church as a Christian institution. Jack Argo will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, relatives, and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Iconium M. E. church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 27th, Rev. J. W. Zerbe officiating assisted by Captain and Mrs. Oscar Anderson of the Salvation Army of Des Moines. Burial was made in the Iconium cemetery. Card of Thanks. To our friends and relatives we express our sincere gratitude for their faithfulness to us during the long illness, death and burial of our father. May God bless you. Mr and Mrs. J. L. Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Argo, Mr. and Mrs. J. Roscoe Argo.

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Alexander Jackson Argo
Jack or Alex
November 20, 1853
169 Pickaway Co, OH
3 October 25, 1932
90 78 Monroe Co, IA
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