Representative Charles F. Coverdale View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/19/1965
Birth Place: Brookfield Township, Iowa
Birth County: Clinton
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Clinton
Charles F. Coverdale
Clinton County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Charles F. Coverdale, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles F. Coverdale, son of Elijah A. and Sarah Jepsen Coverdale, was born March 15, 1886, in Brookfield Township, Clinton County, Iowa. He was educated in Delmar schools and Iowa State University, where he received national honors in livestock judging.

He married Belle Riegel of Maquoketa on March 4, 1908. The couple farmed near Elwood until 1941, when they moved to a farm on Ridge Road where they resided until the time of his death, Oct. 19, 1965.

Surviving Mr. Coverdale are his widow; one son, Riegel J., of Spencer; one daughter, Mrs. R. E. (Lea) Pilgrim, of Phoenix, Ariz; three grandchildren; one brother, Roy E., of Maquoketa; and one sister, Mrs. Erma Boyer, of Maquoketa. One brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Coverdale, a life-long Republican, served Clinton County in the Iowa House of Representatives in the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh General Assemblies.

As a charter member and founder of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, Mr. Coverdale served as a director and general agent for the Iowa Farm Insurance Agency of Clinton County, retiring in 1952. He was director of the membership board of the Clinton County American Red Cross and on the board of Clinton County Blue Cross-Blue Shield. He was a member of Monitor Lodge 330, AF & AM of Delmar DeMolay Consistory and a 32nd degree Mason.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Charles F. Coverdale the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express the appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

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 forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.