Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, July l5, l920
MILTON FRANKLIN TRUITT was born in Putnam County, Indiana, on November l8, l850, and died at the home of his niece, MRS. FRED JONES, one mile north of Blockley on July 6, l920, at 5:l0 p.m.His death came as a shock to both friends and relatives as he had been apparently well, ate a hearty dinner and about four o'clock became ill and died before medical aid could reach him, heart trouble being the cause.
He was married on August l3th, l899 to MRS. NANCY VALENTINE, who besides his father, mother and three brothers have preceded him to the great beyond.He leaves one brother, MARION TRUITT, of Leon, Ia., two sisters, MISS SARAH TRUITT, of near Blockley and MRS. GEORGE STEVENS, of Davis City, and many nephews and nieces, besides a host of friends.
When a young man, he expressed his faith in God and became a member of the M.E. Church and those who know him best know he kept that faith.His congenial ways and kindly smile will be missed amid the large circle of friends.
Funeral serices were held last Wednesday, July 7th, l920, from the Methodist Church, Leon, Iowa, and the services were conducted by the Rev. A.E. Jervis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during our sorrow and loss.
MR. & MRS. GEO. STEVENS MR. & MRS. FRED JONES MISS SARAH TRUITT MARION TRUITT & FAMILY.