Thursday, May 29, 2014

Second Oldest Man in the County - 1906

Sumner Press Thursday, December 7, 1906
Death of Grandpa Dalrymple

Grandpa Hedgman Dalrymple died early Wednesday morning at the very old age of 93 years, nine months, and 24 days. He has made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Eshelman, for the past eight years. 

He was the oldest man in the County except Grandpa Steffy who is less than a month older.

With his death passes a remarkable family association. Five generations were living. Grandpa Hedgeman Dalrymple; his old son, E. F. Dalrymple, of Petty; his oldest daughter, Mrs. Frank Eshelman; her oldest daughter, Mrs. Roy Cullison, who has a baby girl Ms. Christine. It has been their ambition to have the five generations photographed but the failing health of Grandpa Dalrymple prevented. For the past year he has been in bed most of the time.

Grandpa Dalrymple was born in Kentucky moving from there to Posey County, Indiana, when four years old. He moved to this County in March, 1853, and settled in the Northwest part of Lawrence County, where he has lived since. Four of his family  are still living; E.F. Dalrymple, a prominent farmer of Petty; Enoch Dalrymple, a popular and well-known school teacher of this County; Henry Dalrymple, of Marshfield, Missouri, and Mrs. Hattie Tanquary, of this city. Three children have preceded him in death, Miss Eliza Dalrymple, Mrs. James Shaw and Mrs. Lafe Barnes. There are living 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.


In politics, Grandpa Dalrymple was a Whig and at the organization of the Republican Party, allied himself with it and has been an ardent advocate of its principles ever since. In religion he was a Methodist, lived an exemplary life, and died in the faith. The funeral services were held Thursday at two o'clock conducted by Rev. G. A. Seed, of Bridgeport at the White House church and interment made in that cemetery. 

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 George Bopp Memorial Service   Sunday 2pm June 1 Sumner Cemetery