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Fred Featherston

Male 1885 - 1976  (91 years)


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  • Name Fred Featherston  [1
    Born 24 Jun 1885  Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Person-Source 24 Jun 1885  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
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    Anecdote 30 Jun 1976  [16
    • 'Old Man Killed In Gun Battle With Police Well Known In LexingtonNeighborhood'

      'Man Dies After Shootout With Police'

      Fred Featherston was a familiar sight around the Gardenside ShoppingPlaza, always handing out quarters to children and smiling as they ranoff to buy candy or ice cream.

      But police say the 88-year-old Featherston began firing through the doorof his apartment, wounded a policeman and eventually died himself assome 50 police stormed his second-story apartment, firing multiplerounds through his door and windows. 'Sickening.' said an apartmentresident who witnessed the battle. 'You should have seen it --50 cops,two fire trucks, tear gas everywhere that that old man by himself inthat apartment. If they'd just gone away ad left him alone, he wouldhave come out and everything would have been OK.'

      Authorities said the trouble started when policeman neighbor Roy Mardiswent to investigate after he heard Featherston making loud noises insidehis apartment. Featherston told him to get away from his locked door orhe would shoot, so he called another officer to help and they were metwith a shotgun blast through the door, according to police spokesman,Joe Catt. Catt said reinforcements were called in and bullhorns wereused to try to coax Featherston into surrendering. After an officer waswounded in the leg, police said they stormed the apartment and found thebody of Featherston, the victim of three bullet wounds.

      People at the shopping center expressed shock at his death. Featherstonwas accustomed to arrive by bus early every morning and stayed untillate afternoon. Without fail he ate breakfast at the same restaurant,had a doughnut and coffee at a doughnut shop later, and would thentinker around a hardware store, listening to little silver dinner bellshe often bought as gifts for friends.

      Helen Wagner, 18, a waitress at the doughnut shop, said the tragedyresulted from an eviction notice Featherstone had received earlier inthe week. The apartment owners planned to remodel the building, shesaid, and had sent eviction notices to the residents. 'This was hishome,' Miss Wagner said. 'the last time I saw him was Sunday morning.Something was bothering him I could tell. I asked him what was wrong.He said, 'The owner keeps harassing me about my apartment, I don'tunderstand. I paid my rent' 'Poor Gramps didn't understand thenotice.'

      Jane Deaton, a restaurant waitress, said she keeps in her purse aChristmas card Featherston sent her this past February. 'He said hewanted to be the first to send me a Christmas card this year,' she said.'I really loved that old man.' June Dyton, a sales clerk at thehardware store, said Featherston spent hours tinkling with the littlesilver dinner bells. 'I'll ever forget that sound,' she said.

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      Obituary--Fred Featherston

      'Fred Featherston, 91, Johnston City, Ill , a Plymouth county nativeand longtime resident, died June 30, 1976 at his home after a lengthyillness. He was born June 24, 1885, in Union township. Plymouth county,to John and Lettia Croston Featherston. The couple farmed in Uniontownship for a number of years and moved to Kingsley where he worked forHauck Oil and the Snyder drug store. Mr. Featherston was a longtimemember of the Union township Presbyterian church where he served as anolder. He was a member of Cosmos lodge, 470 AF and AM of Kingsley. Hisfirst wife, the former Lavinia Hall, preceded him in death in 1946. Hewas married to Ann Cerveniak at Johnston City in 1956. Funeral servicesheld Friday at the Michaelson funeral home. Kingsley. Rev. Gordon Watsonwill officiate and burial will be in the Kingsley cemetery underdirection of the Michaelson funeral home. The body is scheduled toarrive at the Sioux City airport from Johnston City Thursday evening.Survivors are his wife of Johnston City and a brother Gregg Featherstonof Le Mars. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughterShirley, two brothers and two sisters.' Le Mars Daily Sentinel,Thursday, July 1, 1976, Le Mars, Iowa
    Reference Number 66530 
    Died 30 Jun 1976  Johnston City, Williamson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 13
    • Unknown GEDCOM info: Age: 91
    Buried Aft 30 Jun 1976  Masonic Cemetery, Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 17
    Person ID I66530  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 

    Father John Richard Featherston,   b. 02 Nov 1858, Meherrin, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1941, Le Mars, Plymounth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Letitia Croston,   b. 02 Apr 1857, Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1933, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1880  Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18
    Family ID F18839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lavinia Hall,   b. 06 Nov 1886, Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1947, Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1909  Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Children 
     1. S.I. Featherston
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F18838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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    2. [S2053] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: 453; Page: 7B;Enumeration District: 0107; FHL microfilm: 1240453.

    3. [S2288] Iowa State Census, 1895.

    4. [S2289] Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947.

    5. [S2290] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

    6. [S2291] Web: Iowa, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012.

    7. [S1767] Social Security Death Index, Number: 482-20-9213; Issue State: Iowa; Issue Date: Before 1951.

    8. [S1812] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1, Registration State: Iowa; Registration County: Plymouth; Roll: 1643219.

    9. [S2075] 1910 United States Federal Census, USA Gov., (Ancestry.com), Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T624_418; Page:9A; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1374431.

    10. [S2077] 1920 United States Federal Census, US Gov., (Ancestry.com), Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Plymouth, Iowa.

    11. [S2076] 1930 United States Federal Census, US Gov., (Ancestry), Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: 672; Page: 5B;Enumeration District: 33; Image: 1070.0; FHL microfilm: 2340407.

    12. [S2078] 1940 United States Federal Census, (Ancestry.com), Year: 1940; Census Place: Union, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page:6B; Enumeration District: 75-33.

    13. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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    14. [S950] Ancestry.com, Ancestry Family Tree.

    15. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 2).
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    16. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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    17. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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    18. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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    19. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014) (Reliability: 0).
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