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Blairstown Press; June 5, 1936
Clarissa Mayhew Dies At Age 69 Was Born Near Blairstown And Spent Life Here
Clarissa J. Mayhew

Mrs. Clarissa Mayhew, 69, Blairstown resident, died suddenly at her home here Friday evening about 10 o'clock. Her sister, Miss Mabel Miner, who is employed at Kimm's store, found Mrs. Mayhew upon the kitchen floor when she returned from work at the store. She was still breathing but died immediately. A doctor and Coroner John Burrows of Belle Plaine were called and pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Mayhew had spent the earlier part of the evening at the William Curtis home.

Clarissa Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Miner was born on the Miner farm southwest of Blairstown June 24, 1866. She has always lived in this vicinity with the exception of four years spent at Spirit Lake. She was married to Osander Mayhew Nov. 6, 1912, Mr. Mayhew died about nine years ago. She is survived by four sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Fred Kern of Belle Plaine, Mrs. Jesse Mettler of Alburnet, Mrs. Chas. Lanam, Miss Mabel Miner of Blairstown, Tom Miner of Spirit Lake, Fred Miner of Keystone, Oscar Miner of Belle Plaine. She is also survived by four step- children, Mrs. William Curtis of Blairstown, Elmer Mayhew of Watkins, Mrs. Ella Powers of Sumner and Merle Mayhew of Vinton.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in Blairstown by the Rev. R. L. Howell and interment was in the Mound cemetery at Watkins.
Submitted on Jul 16, 2006 by
John Shuck, jshuck@rocketmail.com

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Waterloo Daily Courier; October 19, 1945

Eldo H. Mayhew

Vinton - Eldo H. Mayhew, 48, suddenly of a heart attack at this home in Eden township; son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mayhew, he was born at Tingley, Ia., May 21, 1897; moved from the Blairstown community and had farmed his farm in Eden township 15 years; leaves widow and two children, Mrs. Margaret Ohrt and George Mayhew, living at home; one grandchild, and the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Clarence Pearson, Vinton, Mrs. Clifford Stewart, Van Horne; Rex Mayhew, Blairstown; Mrs. Burl Jay, Marshalltown; Mrs. Robert Kyle and Edith Mayhew, both of Cedar Rapids; one sister preceded him in death; funeral Friday.

{Submitter comment: He married Edith Kern, daughter of Jacob Kern and Emma Miner.}

Submitted on Oct 28, 2007 by
John Shuck, jshuck@rocketmail.com

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