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Erie Cemetery History Project

Melville Feaster (1857-1893)

Emanuel Melville Feaster was the son of E. Polk Feaster and Mary (McConnell) Feaster. He was one of the best-known farmers of Canoe Creek, and was born and raised in the Hillsdale area.

He was a graduate of Iowa State University and was a lawyer, although he never practiced his profession. He taught school, second grade, until his untimely death of heart failure. He had been married to Minnie Smith on November 4, 1888, and they made their home in Hillsdale. He had two children, Edna and Charles.

(Information from Ann Snyder)