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Vinton Eagle; November 28, 1922
PIONEER RESIDENT OF BENTON COUNTY DEAD
Darius C. Floyd

D. C. Floyd, one of the early pioneers of Benton county, passed away Sunday night at 11:00 o'clock at the family home northeast of Vinton. He was 78 years of age, and had been a sufferer with rheumatism for a long period of years, and this malady affected his heart.

Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. S. D. Noah of Marion, and interment will be in the Cox cemetery.

Darius C. Floyd was born August 21, 1844, in Ohio, and came to Benton county when a boy, having lived here for about 64 years. He was married to Matilda Starff, who with four children, survive him. The children are Mrs. Dallas Troxel, of Vinton; Mrs. Chas. Cross, of Urbana; Mrs. Will Johnson, of Harrison township, and Fred Floyd, of northeast of Vinton.

Mr. Floyd was engaged in farming practically all of his life. He was a man of integrity and honesty of purpose, and leaves many old friends who regret his death.

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Cedar Valley Times; October 5, 1936
MRS. W. FLOYD, 88 DIES AT VINTON; BURIAL TUESDAY
Deliah Deardoff Floyd

Mrs. Deliah Floyd, 88, widow of Wm. Floyd, died early yesterday morning of old age complications at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Wood. The aged woman had lived in this community since a small child, coming to Vinton from a farm home north of town about 20 years ago.

Funeral rites will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. in the Church of Christ. The Rev. S. R. Wall will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Cox cemetery northeast of Vinton.

Born August 6, 1848, in Ripley county, Indiana, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Collicott, Deliah Collicott came to Benton county with her parents at the age of four years. The journey was made in a covered wagon, and the party was on the way many weeks. She was married to Thomas K. Deardoff, who died 28 years ago.

Her surviving children by this marriage are: Mrs. Lizzie Fintel, Mrs. E. E. Alberts, Elliott Deardoff, Mrs. Sarah Wood, and Mrs. Effie Hanna, all of Vinton. There is one brother living, Silas Collicott of Palmyra, Neb. Mrs. Andy Crow and Mrs. Ed Crow, of Vinton, and Mrs. Harriett Schoonover of Des Moines are half sisters of the deceased. Other members of her family are 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Mrs. Floyd was an active member of the Church of Christ.

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Vinton Eagle; August 2, 1920
VINTON RESIDENT DIES SATURDAY
Edwin R. Floyd Came to Benton County as a Child Sixty-three Years Ago.
Edwin R. Floyd

E. R. Floyd of Vinton died Saturday night at his home. Mr. Floyd had been critically ill two weeks. He suffered from kidney and bladder trouble.

The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 10:00 o'clock. The Misses Sadie and Fannie Gaston of this city, Christian Science readers, will conduct the service. Burial will be in Kisling cemetery north of the river.

Born in Ohio
Mr. Floyd came to Benton county when a lad of nine years. He had resided in or near Vinton sixty-three years. He was born in Hyland county, Ohio, January 9, 1846. His marriage to Mrs. Alice Fry took place Sept. 30, 1891, at Marion. The family home was on a farm north of Vinton until the fall of 1913 when Mr. and Mrs. Floyd moved to town. Mrs. Floyd died Dec. 23, 1918.

There are six children living. Mrs. V. A. Stoner of Denver, Col.; Will, Dexter, Edwin and Mrs. Carl Fuehrer of Vinton, and Dallas of Center Point. A daughter, Beulah, died in infancy.

Mr. Floyd was the eighth child in a family of nine children. The brothers and sister living are Mahlon and D. C. Floyd of Vinton, Daniel Floyd of Waterloo and Mrs. Amelia Berry of Vinton. Wm. Rice of Vinton is a half brother.

In recent years Mr. Floyd had been employed as a janitor at the Eagle office. He was a member of the Christian Science church. During his illness he refused to allow a physician to attend him, although his children begged him to take the medication which would relieve his sufferings.

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Cedar Valley Times; April 2, 1940
Mrs. M. A. Floyd Dies at Her Home In Taylor Township
BENTON COUNTY NEWS
Martha A. Floyd

Mrs. M. A. Floyd, Taylor township farm wife, died at her home this morning at 7:30 after an illness of four weeks. Her death was caused by complications of old age. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fry Funeral home with Rev. John Watterson officiating assisted by Rev. J. E. Hollister.

Deceased was born Feb. 7, 1854 in Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Linderman. She came to this country in 1865 and on April 18, 1872 was married at Vinton to Mahlon A. Floyd who preceded his wife in death. Surviving are the following children, Mamie DeWees, Center Point; Charles E. and J. D. Floyd, ?ar Vinton and Bertha at ?e. Albert M. is deceased.

Also surviving are the following half sisters, Mrs. Frank Noeler, Mt. Auburn and Mrs. Anna Haymaker, Vinton; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Burial will be in Kisling cemetery.

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Cedar Valley Times; January 6, 1926
Funeral Thursday From Troxel Home
Mathilda J. Floyd

The funeral of Mrs. D. C. Floyd, whose death occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dallas Troxel in Vinton, will be held at 1:00 p. m. Thursday at the Troxel residence, with Rev. A. A. Wright of Prairie Creek officiating. Interment in Cox cemetery north of Vinton.

Mathilda Jane Starff, daughter of John and Martha Starff, was born Feb. 18, 1850, in Taylor township, Benton county, Iowa. She was married to D. C. Floyd Mar. 18, 1869. To this union six children were born. Two died in infancy. Surviving the mother are Mrs. Mattie Troxel, Alfred, and Mrs. Lydia Johnson, all living in or near Vinton, and Mrs. Lucy Cross of Urbana. There are two brothers living. Thomas Starff of Vinton and Daniel Starff of Williams, Minn. There are nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was a member of the Prairie Creek church. Mr. Floyd died Nov. 26, 1922.

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