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Haines family, John 1861and son Que 1895


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 4/6/2020 at 17:27:12

From the Hawarden Centennial Book 1887-1987 ‘On The Right Track’ page 631-632

Haines Family- John Franklin Haines 1861 and son Que 1895

John Franklin Haines was born to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Haines at Mohrsville, PA, on Set 3, 1861. He left Pennsylvania at the age of eighteen and located in Hawarden in 1882, the year the town was started, also the Northwestern railroad was extended to Hawarden. In Nov of 1882 he was married to Mary M. Haefner, who was born on Apr 17, 1861, to John and Dorothae Haefner in Mendota IL. He and Mrs. Haines untied with the Congregational Church in 1895. Nine children were born to them, Bert C., Lewis, Que, and Alice Mrs. Russell Younie, the other five preceded them in death.

John Haines was a carpenter and contractor by trade and his whole life was devoted to this vocation. Coming to Hawarden when the two was founded, he built many of the homes and buildings. John Haines died Aep 22, 1919 and Mary Haines died Aug 16, 1945.

Que W. Haines was born Nov 8, 1895 in Hawarden. He was a graduate of Hawarden High School. He married Nina F. Handy. He was a veteran of WWI. After his discharge from the service he worked with his father as a carpenter and followed this trade most of his life. He was a member of the Associated Church. Two Oaks Post of the American Legion, Veterans of WWI, Fraternal order of Eagles and the Last Man’s Club. He was a volunteer fireman for 39 years, retiring in 1960. Que W. Haines died May 31, 1962. (see his obituary that follows)

Nine children were born to Que and Nina Haines. All graduated from Hawarden High School, and attended the Associated Church. They are: Beverly V. Haines (Mrs. Raymond Van Buskirk) Sioux City; Arlene C. Haines (Mrs. John Case), Alice, OR.; Nina F. Haines (Mrs. Clifford Montgomery) Atwater CA; Que W. Haines Jr. (Que and Dorothy) Portland OR; Norman J. Haines (Norman and Becky) Melbourne Beach FL; Donna j. Haines (Mrs. Raymond L. Peterson) Sioux City IA; Dolores M. Haines (Mrs. Russell Westcott) Centerville IA; Carole L. Haines (Mrs. Larry Popken) Sioux City IA; and Barbara Ann Haines (Mrs. Richard Schwartzmeyer Danville IA.

Mrs. Nina F. Haines’s father, Homer Marvin Handy, was born at Mount Hope WI., Oct 12, 1879, to Homer Marvin and Ann M. Handy. He moved with his parents to Rock Rapids, IA, later moving ot Rock Valley, where he was engaged in the Hotel business. Minnie Silver Lee was born to Capt Charles Newall and Mucy Lee at Eldora, IA, Mar 4, 1878. Homer Marvin Handy and Minnie Silver Lee were married at Rock Valley on Jun 16, 1897. Four children were born to them, Nina F. Handy born Mar 29, 1898, Ted L. Handy now deceased, Arthur Jackson Handy, and Frederick Marvin Handy. Nina moved with her family to Hawarden in 1912, graduating from Hawarden High School. Her parents operated the Northwestern Depot Hotel for four years, then opened a café in the Gladstone Hotel. In 1925, they opened Handy’s café. Nina’s father was considered one of the best baritone soloist in the NW, and Nina played the piano accompaniment.

Mrs. H. M. Handy died Feb 13, 1938. Mr. H.M. Handy died July 8, 1943. (check for obits for the Handy ancestors on our site www.iagenweb.org/sioux.)

Nina F. Haines is presently (1987) living a Centerville IA. She has 25 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
(It is presumed she is author of this article in the Centennial book)
I remember the flood of 1926. We were upstairs in our house looking out the window as the water was rushing swiftly past our house. The first floor was covered with several inches of water. The next day we started to walk to our grandparents, H. M. Handy’s house, when someone came along and gave us a ride in their car. After the water receded mother and dad went home to start cleaning up the house. I can still remember the rushing sound of the creek whenever we had a heavy rain fall.

Source: Hawarden Independent (4-24-1919)
Born: September 3, 1861
Died: April 22, 1919
Hawarden People were shocked Tuesday to learn of the sudden death of John Haines which occurred at his home in this city shortly after noon that day. Ever since last fall, when he suffered quite a severe attack of the influenza, he has been in poor health and has complained of severe pain at times to members of his family and others but few realized the seriousness of his condition. He had not been confined to his bed at all, although he has attempted the heavy work for several months. However, he has kept constantly busy and spent all forenoon on the day of his death figuring on some building contracts which he had reviewed. He partook of a hearty dinner and conversed freely with members of the family about the dinner table, apparently feeling as well as usual. Plans were discussed for the departure of Mrs. Haines that afternoon for Mendota, Illinois, to attend the funeral of her half-brother, news of whose sudden death had just been received. The meal finished, he went to the cupboard in the kitchen where he kept a bottle of medicine which had been prescribed for his use and took the customary dose. He closed the cupboard and then of a sudden, gave a little startled cry of distress to his wife, who was in the next room. Instinctively, she knew that something was seriously wrong and rushed to him, reaching him just in time to prevent his falling. She lowered him gently to the floor and he expired in just a few moments. Thus he passed out this life one of Hawarden’s earliest and most highly esteemed citizens—a man who was the soul of honor, generous to a fault, a kind husband and affectionate father, a splendid citizen.
John Franklin Haines was born at Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1861, and died at Hawarden April 22, 1919, at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 19 days. He left Pennsylvania at the age of eighteen and about a year later came to Iowa and located in Hawarden thirty-seven years ago, in 1882, the year the town was started when the Northwestern railroad was extended to this place. In November, 1882, he was united in marriage with Mary M. Haefner at Mendota, Illinois, and all their married life was spent in this city. Both Mr. and Mrs. Haines united with the Congregational Church in this city in 1895. Nine children were born to them, four of whom preceded him in death, and another, William A. Haines, disappeared from Hawarden one day about ten years ago and nothing has since been heard of him although every effort has been made to locate him during the intervening years. The disappearance of this son was ever uppermost in the mind of the father but he passed on with the mystery remaining unsolved. Besides the wife he is survived by four children, Bert C. and Que W. of Hawarden, Mrs. Russell Younie of Gann Valley, South Dakota, who came here to visit a few weeks ago, and the youngest son, Lewis J. who went through some of the hardest fighting of the war with the 119th Field Artillery and who is still in France awaiting to be sent home. He also leaves a brother and two sisters in Pennsylvania and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. A.R. Hyatt, pastor of the Congregational Church in charge.
The deceased was a carpenter and contractor by trade and his whole life was devoted to this vocation. Coming to Hawarden as he did when the town was founded, he probably had more to do with the actual building of the city than any other man who has ever resided here. Scarcely a home or building in the city or surrounding country but has at some time felt the touch of his workmanship. He was a master builder and his craft was his constant study and ever called forth his most painstaking efforts. He was proud of his family and rejoiced especially in the records made by his two soldier sons, both of whom enlisted the month that America entered the war. Que won a commission as a lieutenant in the field artillery and Lewis served as an artilleryman at the front in France throughout the most trying campaigns of the war. John Haines had not an enemy in the world and this community is bowed in grief at the passing of this kindly, generous hearted citizen.

Source: Hawarden Independent (3-23-1945)
Born: April 17, 1861
Died: August 16, 1945
Mrs. Mary Haines, well known pioneer of Hawarden, passed away at the Hawarden hospital last Thursday evening. On August 6, she fell and fractured her hip. On Monday of last week, pneumonia developed and she was removed to the hospital.
Funeral services were held at the Associated church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Noel Orcutt, the pastor, in charge. Interment was in Grace Hill cemetery.
Mary Maggie Haefner, daughter of John and Dorothea Haefner, was born April 17, 1861, in Lee county near Mendota, Ill. As a young girl, she came to Odebolt and there she met John Haines, to whom she was married, 63 years ago.
During the pioneer days in Hawarden, Mrs. Haines worked hard to raise her family while her husband was engaged in carpenter work. She was the mother of nine children, five of whom preceded her in death. Mr. Haines died April 22, 1919. One son, William, left home in 1909 and has not been heard from since that day.
Survivors are three children, Mrs. Russell Younie and Que Haines of Hawarden, and Lewis Haines of Sioux City, and one half-brother, Ed Haefner of Amboy, Ill. There are 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was very proud of the fact that four of her grandsons and two grandsons by marriage were in the armed forces. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Haines joined the Congregational church with her husband in 1895 and was a charger member of the Ladies Aid. She was a loyal member of these organizations when her health permitted. It was well known that her primary life interests were her church, home and friends.
Mrs. Haines continued to live in her own home until a couple of years ago when due to failing health she gave up her home to live with her daughter, Mrs. Russell Younie and family.
Out of town relatives and friends who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Haines and sons, Lieut. Williams and James Haines and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fogel of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Roeder and Louis Haefner of Arthur, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tangeman of Akron.

Source: Hawarden Independent (6-7-1962)
Funeral Services Held Monday For Que W. Haines
Funeral service for Que W. Haines.66, lifelong Hawarden resident who died Thursday in the Veterans hospital at Omaha were held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Associated church. Rev. W.S. Sebring officiating. Interment was at Grace Hill cemetery under the direction of the Barnard Funeral home. Military rites were conducted by Two Oakes Post of the American Legion.
Mr. Haines was born November 8, 1895, in Hawarden. He married Nina Handy in January, 1916.
Among the first to enlist in the service on April 9, 1917, Mr. Haines was stationed at Deming, N.Mex., until he entered officers training school at Camp Zachary Taylor, KY. He received his commission as second lieutenant in Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Okla. on November 13, 1918. After his discharged from the service he worked with his father as a carpenter and followed this trade most of his life. He was a member of the Associated church, the American Legion, Veterans of World War I the Last Man's club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr Haines was a volunteer fireman in Hawarden 39 years, retiring in 1960.
Survivors include the widow two sons, Que W. Haines jr. of Portland, Ore. and Norman Haines of Melbourne Beach, Fla. seven daughters, Mrs. Ray Van Burkirk, Mrs. Ray Peterson and Mrs. Larry Popken, all of Sioux City, Mrs. Clifford Montgomery of Atwater, Calif., Mrs. John Case of Alice, Ore., Mrs. Russell Westcott of Norton, Kan, and Mrs. Ralph Newman of Sylvan Grove, Kan., a sister, Mrs. Russell Younie of Hawarden; a brother Lewis of Sioux City, Iowa and 27 grandchildren


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