|Matthew East EVERINGHAM
AKA M.E. Everingham
|b.17 Sept. 1833 Beaconsfield, ENGLAND|
d.7 July 1910 Fort Madison, Lee, IA
Mary Iowa SCOTT (1842-1923)
m.10 Oct 1865 West Point, IA
d/o James Scott
Thomas EVERINGHAM (b.Eng)
Mary EAST (b.England)
- Mary C. (b.1864)
- Richard D. (b.~1829 ENG)
- Joseph (b.1831 ENG)
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Transcribed records below from the Research of Kevin Everingham of MI 2012-2014:
West Point Bee
July 14, 1910
M. E. Everingham, one of the early residents of West Point, passed away at his home in Fort Madison, Thursday, July 7, 1910, aged 76 years, 9 months and 20 days.
Matthew East Everingham was born in Beaconsfield, England, then a suburb of London, the 17th day of September, 1833. In July, 1840, he came to Lee County Iowa with his parents who reside at West Point, where he lived until 1855. Then he went to Peoria, Ill. to learn the tinning business, remaining there two years. After he finished his trade he was in different places, Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary I. Scott at West Point, October 10, 1865, the late Rev. George D. Stewart officiating.
He went to Burlington in 1865 and started in the stove and tin buiness, which he conducted until 1872, when he was compelled to retire on account of his health. Since then he has traveled about in hopes of regaining his health, but to no avail, for he has been more or less of an invalid ever since and up to the time of his death. His military career was a brilliant one, for when a boy in his teens he beat a drum in the square in West Point in 1846-7, when Uncle Sam was calling for recruits for the Mexican war. In business he was a success. Through his integrity and close application, he accumulated quite a competency and had he not been compelled to retire early in life he would undoutedly have amassed a fortune.
Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, Dr. Jos. Everyingham of Butler, Mo. He was an uncle of C. L. and Miss Elizabeth Peebler of his place.
The remains were brought to West Point Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at the city cemetery. Rev. S. F. Bishop of the M.E. church of his place and Rev. R.L. Patterson, pastor the M.E. church of Fort Madison, officiated. Chas. Martin, P. J. Entler, Christ Yotter, D. Carstens and Christ Ellenberger of this place and Henry Fipp of Fort Madison were the pallbearers.
Interment was made in the family burial lot.
Mrs. Mary Iowa Everingham, a pioneer of West Point, passed away at the I.O.O.F. home at Mason City, Iowa, Sunday night, July 23, 1923, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 2 days.
Mary Iowa Scott, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, and was born in West Point, September 20, 1842. She grew to womanhood here and was married in West Point to M. E. Everingham. They made their home in West Point for many years and lived in Fort Madison for a while. Her husband died in 1913. For the past several years Mrs. Everingham has made her home in Mason City. An only daughter passed away a number of years ago.
Deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. Chancey Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, and two brothers, L. Scott of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jos. Scott of Burlington.
The remains were brought to West Point Wednesday. Interment was made in the Everingham burial lot in the city cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Johnson of Mt. Pleasant attended the funeral.