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Eagle; Oct. 28, 1881

Clara Nettie Soden

Soden-At the residence of her parents, two miles west of Shellsburg, on Monday night at 12:o'clock

Miss Clara nettie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Soden age (? I cant read sorry) years and (?I can't read) days.

The deceased was a bright and promisting you lady, and she was beloved and respected by all accquainted with her. She was kind of disposition and courteous in meanor. She seldom complanined of her lot, but bore up under her affictions and sufferings with patience and fortitude to the very end. She was taken down with typhoid fever and being naturally of a frail constitution it proved too great a burden for her to bear up under, and she was compeiled after a hard struggle, to succumb. All that a skillful physician and loving relatives and friends could do to restore her to health was done, but at last their skill and untiring attendance and loving sympathy were inadequate. She was snatched from their grasp by an all wise providence who so often overrules the plans and purpose and desires of men. The grief-stricken parents and the other friends of the deceased have the heart-felt sympathy of the entire community in their hour of deep grief, as attended by the large attendance at the funeral on Wednesday. Nettie now sweatly sleeps in the silent cemetery, by she is only separated from those near and dear to her by a short span. They will all soon meet again in the eternal life beyond, and then there will be no more parting.

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Times; 1932
Mrs. E Soden, 86 Benton Pioneer, Dies At Vinton Vinton News
Emily Soden

Mrs. Emily Soden, 86 years old, an early settler of Benton county in the Shellsburg community, died last night at 9:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Spicher of this city, of the infirmities of old age. She had made her home here part of the time for the last four years and had been bedfast a number of months.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Shellsburg Baptist church with the Rev. Inman conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Shellsburg cemetery. Persons wishing to view the body may call this evening after seven o'clock or between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon sunday at the Young funeral parlors.

Mrs. Soden was born in England, May 10, 1845 and was married on Oct 24, 1863, to James K. Soden in Ontario county, New York. Some years later they located on a Benton county farm. Mr. Soden died Jan 18,1905. Mrs Soden was a member of the Methodist church for 53 years and of the Ladies of the G. A. R. Sherman Circle No. 79.

Five daughters living are: Mrs. E.W. Spicher, vinton, Mrs. Wm Magill and Mrs. Frank Machemer, Shellsburg; Mrs. Bertha Williams North Liberty, and Miss Belle Soden, Moline, Ill. There are twelve grandchildren and ten great grand-children

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April 7, 1904
George soden

Mr. George Soden ws born in England April 1, 1822, and died in Shellsburg April 4, 1904, being 82 year 3 days old.

Mr. Soden came from England when a child to Seneca Co New York. He was bound out until 21 and remained there five years afterward; then he went to California; lived there almost five years and returned to New York state in 1856. He stayed there a short time and then came to this state was married to Martha Cine April, 1858

to this union six children were born Ella Dickenson, Wash and Fed Sodden who survive him and his two brothers William and James, besides the family Mr. Soden is mourned by a large circle of friends. His wife died August 1898. Mr. Soden lived on his farm near Shellsburg most of the time after coming to this state, with exception of two years.

He and his wife united with the Baptist church of Shellsburg in 1866, of which he has been a faithful and consistent member until called home.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Shellsburg Wednesday morning at 10:30, conducted by his pastor Rev. Beyl assisted by Rev. Thompson.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

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The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Io; 12 March 1904
SHELLSBURG
Henry Soden

Henry Soden, an aged farmer, died at his home west of town Thursday night. His wife is also very sick.

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Daily Times; June 27, 1935
Mrs. F. Soden Dies; Hold Serverces at Shellsburg Church
Mrs. F (Iva Inez) Soden

Shellsburg-Mrs. Iva Soden, 53, wife of Fred Soden, a native of Benton county died Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the family residence near Rowley. Her death followed a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 in the Federated church at Shellsburg. Burial will be in the local cemetery. The Rev. L. W. Inman will conduct this funeral.

Mrs. Soden was born March 22, 1882, near Shellsburg and lived in this community nearly all her life, in addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Orville Cue of Shellsburg, Mrs. Ronald Woodson of Walker, and Mrs. Ray King of Santa An, Calif. and two sons, Hugh E. Soden of Shellsburg and John W. Soden living at home. Twin daughters died in infancy.

Other relatives living include two sisters, Mrs. C. S. Walker of Corna, Calif. and Mrs. Geo Hissett of Santa Ana, Calif and five grandchildren, Virginia, Mae Cue, Duane Jean Soden, Lyla Jean King, Marjalene King and Grace Elizabeth King. She was a member of the Federated church of Shellsburg.

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August 25, 1898

Mrs. George (Martha) Soden

Mrs. George Soden died at her home near Shellsburg last Thursday. The funeral was held Saturday at the Baptist church in Shellsburg. Mrs. Soden was a sister to Mrs. C. Whipple and Mrs. H. M. Wilson of this city, and a daughter of Wm. Cline. The following relatives from here attended: C. Whipple and wife, H. M. Wilson and family, W.P. Whipple and wife, Milo Whipple and wife, Wm. Cline, Frank Boyden and wife, Horace Seely and wife.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

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Times; June 20, 1907
Elizabeth Soden Summoned
Another Benton county Pioneer Dies
Mary Elizabeth Soden

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Parker Soden died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Boyden, last Sunday morning after a brief illness. Her home was near Shellsburg and she was here on a visit at the time of her death. Mrs. Soden was born near Greensburg, Indiana, October 18, 1840, and moved with her parents to Iowa when quite young, locating near Shellsburg. She was married to Henry Soden, December 2, 1862. To this union were born five children, one of whom, Elizabeth, died in infancy. The other children are Mrs. Josie E. Boyden, of Vinton; Wm. O. Soden, of Shellsburg; Allie D. Seely, of Vinton; and Minnie M. Dice of Shellsburg. Her husband Henry Soden died about three years ago. Mrs. Soden also leaves two brothers, two sisters and a half brother, and three grandchildren to mourn her departure. The brothers and sisters are, Mrs. W. O. Johnson, Cedar Rapids; Mary E. Montgomery, Sioux City; S. M. Parker and Z. W. Parker, of Oregon; and C.L. Parker, of Anamosa. The granchildren are Merlo Dice, Floyd Dice and Harry O Seely. Mrs Soden was a good woman, loved by all who knew her. The funeral was held in Shellsburg Tuesday afternoon.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

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Vinton Eagle; 28 Jul 1914
Mrs. Phillip Soden Dead.
Phoebe Jane Soden

Mrs. Phillip Soden passed away at her home in Shellsburg Friday afternoon, July 24. The deceased has been in failing health for many years and was nearly 90 years of age. Some time ago she suffered a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Soden had just built a new cottage on Cottage street, and with her son Ray had occupied the home but a short time. The deceased is survived by three sons. Ray, living at home; Eugene, living one mile north of town, and one son living in Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Brydon officiating. Interment was at Parker's Grove cemetery.

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Oct. 3, 1960
Washington Soden 87, Formerly of Shellsburg, Dies
Washington Young Soden

Benton County News
Washington Y. Soden, a former resident of Shellsburg, died Saturday afternoon at a nursing home in Coggan where he had been a patient for two years.

Mr. Soden was born Jan. 25, 1873, near Shellsburg, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Soden, He married Nov. 9, 1898 at Vinton to Katie Jenkins. Mrs. Soden preceded him in death August 4,1959. Mr. and Mrs. Soden had no children.

Survivors, include several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death also were one brother and one sister.

He had been a farmer until 1910 when they moved to Shellsburg and for several years he operated a livery stable. Mr. Soden also carried mail between the post office and railroad station for a period of time.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Trinity church in Shellsburg with Rev. Milan Lambertson officating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Shellsburg...

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

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Vinton Eagle; 29 Oct 1918
MR. SODEN DIES AFTER A LINGERING ILLNESS.
William Eugene Soden

Vinton, Oct. 29 - William Eugene Soden passed away at his home in Shellsburg Saturday afternoon, October 26, following a lingering illness from creeping paralysis.

The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Soden, and was born in Wood county, Ohio, July 13, 1856, and when a boy moved with his parents to Hillsdale, Mich. At the age of 21 he came to Benton county, where he has resided continuously except two years spent in Palo Alto county.

Mr. Soden was a quiet, honest, industrious man. Tho he did not belong to any church, he was a regular attendant at the Baptist church and Sunday school.

On September 26, 1889, he was united in marriage to Belle Case, who has tenderly care for him during the years of failing health. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his death two brothers, Jay Boden (sic) of Shellsburg and Henry Soden of Ohio.

Funeral services were held today, in charge of Rev. C. E. Bryden, paster of the Baptist church. Interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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