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Dakin, Sylvester H.

Personal Information
Last Name Dakin
First Name Sylvester
Middle Name H.
Maiden Name
Death Date 5/24/1877
Birth Date 11/27/1831
Obituary Source
Source Information Morgan County Deaths 1873-1912.../Likely scrapbook/Cemetery index
Cemetery Mooresville Cemetery
Family Information
Spouse Ann Hadley
Survived By Widow; 9 children: Mrs. George (Alice) Huggins, Mrs. Charles (Emma) Cook, and Thomas Corwin Dakin, all of Indianapolis; Mrs. David (Lou) Fogleman of Cherryvale, Kansas; Mrs. Oscar Mowery of Princeton; Roscoe Dakin of Evansville; and Mrs. George (Iro) Conduitt, Mrs. W. L. (Ida) Conduitt, and Frank Dakin, all of Mooresville.
Other Age 46 years, 5 months, 27 days. Born in Warren County, Ohio. Parents: Akin and Mary Harvey Dakin. Moved with them to Morgan County, Indiana, when he was three years old. They settled on a farm west of Mooresville. Most of his life was passed in farming, though he engaged in mercantile pursuits for a few years. Married Ann Hadley on May 21, 1854. Father of 9 children, all living. Member of M.E. church and of Society of Friends. "Died by a fearful accident at his sawmill, when his foot became entangled in the belt." Buried in Dakin family plot, Mooresville Cemetery. [From the Diary of Elam Harvey for May 18, 1877: "S.H. Dakin terribly mashed up by the mill today. Is entirely unconscious and the general opinion prevails that he cannot possibly recover."]
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