Died, at the home of his father, George Acton, in Richland Township, July 26, 1900, Samuel Acton, after a protracted illness from consumption. He was born near Batavia, Iowa, October 29, 1864, and died aged 35 years, 8 months and 27 days. He was well prepared to meet death. A brother, whom he longed to see, came a few days before his death.
The funeral took place at the Camden Baptist Church, services being conducted by Reverend F. Edwards, of Osceola. Many friends were present to mingle tears of condolement with the family. He leaves father and mother, four brothers and one invalid sister to mourn his absence but they sorrow not as those who have no hope.
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaAugust 2, 1900