LeMars Sentinel, Friday, September 27, 1889, Page 3, Column 5:
BRITTON--At Seney, on Saturday Sept. 21, 1889, Eli Britton, aged 80
years, 6 months and 19 days.
Mr. Britton was an old settler, and leaves a wife and large family of
grown-up children. The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Seney,
in charge of Mr. Beely, of LeMars. Rev. Delano, of the Methodist church,
preached the funeral sermon.