Walkup, J. H. (John H.) 1863-1924
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Date: 8/23/2010 at 16:51:28
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
January 29, 1924
SENEY RESIDENT TAKEN BY DEATH
J. H. WALKUP LIVED IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY FOR PAST THIRTY YEARS
J. H. Walkup, a well known resident of Seney, died last Friday evening at a
hospital in Sioux City where he had gone two weeks previous for an operation
which could not be performed because of his condition. Mr. Walkup had
suffered for some time with tuberculosis of the kidneys which was the cause
of his death.
Mr. Walkup was born about sixty years ago in West Virginia and when a small
child moved with his parents to Marshall county where he grew to manhood and
was married. About thirty years ago, he moved to Plymouth county and farmed
until three or four years ago when he moved into the town of Seney. Mrs.
Walkup survives him and his is also survived by three grandchildren, the
children of an adopted daughter, Mrs. Hazel Anstine, who died about a year
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Seney M.E. church, of
which he was a member, and were conducted by his long time friend, Rev. A.
Mr. Walkup was highly esteemed as a neighbor and citizen in the community in
which he lived.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
February 1, 1924
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
E. H. and Chas. Walkup and Mrs. Bertha Worsfold, of Marshalltown, arrived
Sunday to be present at the funeral of their brother, J. H. Walkup, on
Monday. They returned to their homes Monday evening.
John H. Walkup died January 25, 1924, of tubercular nephritis at the
Methodist hospital, Sioux City, where he went for treatment two weeks
before. He was born in West Virginia, October 3, 1863, and when a small boy
moved with his parents to Marshalltown, Ia., where he grew to manhood. On
April 17, 1886, he was married and two years later with his wife, came to
Plymouth county, where he has since resided. About thirty years ago he was
converted and united with the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, at Crathorne,
Ia., and later, moving to Seney, became a member of the Methodist church
there. He is survived by his wife, to who he was a loving companion for
thirty-six years. He leaves six brothers and two sisters as follows: James
A., of Dillion, Ia.; W. A., of Gilman, Ia.; E. H., Chas., Moody and Mrs.
Bertha Worsfold, of Marshalltown; Mrs. Alice Hampton and Harry Walkup, of
Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, John Evan, Evelyn and Willard Anstine,
who make their home with their grandmother. An adopted daughter, Hazel, died
last June. Mr. Walkup was a loving and devoted husband, father and
grandfather, always patient, kind and thoughtful. He realized the
seriousness of his condition and declared he was at peace with his God and
ready to go. He will be greatly missed by his family, the community and a
host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday in the Seney M.E. church
and interment made in the Seney cemetery.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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