Representative Henry Schrooten View All Years
MR. SPEAKER—Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions commemorating the life and work of the Hon. Henry Schrooten, late of Plymouth County, Iowa, beg leave to report the following memorial:
Henry Schrooten was born August, 1854. He became a resident of Plymouth County in 1881, buying the homestead where he died, at that time. His death occurred Tuesday, November 26th, 1918. He was a widower at the time of his death and was the father of six children. His two youngest sons enlisted in the cause of liberty; the youngest, Henry Schrooten, Jr., gave up his life for his country last April, and George, the next youngest, was at the time of his father’s death upholding his country’s flag on the fields of France.
Henry Schrooten was a pioneer of Plymouth County, one of its best known farmers and a highly respected and enterprising citizen. He took an active part in the civil and political life of his community. He was widely known and had many friends, personal and political, throughout his county. He was ambitious and possessed a high degree of integrity, a man of splendid ability, enterprise, and public spirit. He was honored by various local offices in his county and served as representative from Plymouth County in the 24th General Assembly, with honor and credit.
Whereas, The life and character of the deceased were such as to entitle his memory to the respect and esteem of all who knew him.
Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the House of Representatives take this occasion to express its appreciation of his character and public services and, at this time, to extend to his relatives its sincere regrets and sympathy.
Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the journal of the House and that the chief clerk be directed to send an enrolled copy to the nearest relatives of the deceased.
J. M. WORMLEY,
W. S. FINCH,
W. M. SUTHERLAND.