Sunday’s Obituary: “Doc” David Pewsey of Storm Lake, IA

Dr. Pewsey was the brother of my husband’s great-great grandmother, Rosanna Jeanette Pewsey Hollingsworth.

His obituary was published on 17 Dec 1931 in the Storm Lake Iowa Pilot-Tribune, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa.

 

Funeral Held for Dr. Pewsey
Well Known Resident of County Laid to Rest  – Pioneer in This Section
Funeral services for Dr. D.C. Pewsey, who died at the home of Mrs. Anna Sweet, east of Truesdale, Sunday morning, following an illness of some time, were held from the Methodist church at Truesdale, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, following short services at the Hughes Funeral Chapel. Rev. L.H. Pruel officiated. Burial was in the Storm Lake cemetery.
Bearers were George Sweet, Henry Berkler, Ehman Berkler, Harold Hoffman, and Elmer Pewsey, grand-nephews of Mr. Pewsey.
D.C. Pewsey, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Pewsey, was born in Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada, September 10, 1845.
When he was three years old he moved with his parents to McGillery, Canada.  Here he resided with his parents until he grew to young manhood, after which his parents moved to Clinton county, Iowa, in 1866, where they homesteaded.
In 186[?] he moved with his parents to Buena Vista county where he spent the remainder of his earthly life. The past 22 years of his life he made his home with Mrs. Anna Sweet, east of Truesdale.
Mr. Pewsey, better known as “Doc” Pewsey, was the last member of a generation of Pewseys. He was one of the early pioneers, who endured many hardships of the early days.
“Doc” Pewsey was a good man with a kindly and sympathetic spirit. [...] He was a great lover of the Bible. Three times he had read the entire book and many portions of it had he re-read. He was a member of the Methodist church and for many years served as Sunday School Superintendant.
During the past 2[?] years of Mr. Pewsey’s life, he had been in poor health, making it necessary to submit to a number of operations.  But in spite of this and much suffering, he enjoyed life to the very end.
“Doc” Pewsey’s life came to an end Sunday morning at about 7 o’clock, after a lingering illness of 10 weeks, during which time all that loving hands could do was done for him.
He leaves to mourn his death many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and [can't read] of friends.

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  • Chuck Pewsey - June 22, 2012 - 1:25 am

    I believe the “Doc” came from his abilities as a vet, though it’s possible he may have fixed up the odd person or two. I am descended from one of his brothers.ReplyCancel

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