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John W. Coughenour (1861-1925)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/5/2022 at 19:51:59

From Nevada Evening Journal March 18, 1925 (page 1)

John W. Coughenour

The funeral services for the late John William Coughenour were held at 1:45, they being in charge of Rev. Wackerbarth, family pastor, of the Evangelical church. Mr. Coughenour had died at his home on Main street late Saturday afternoon, after an illness which covered over a period of many months. High blood pressure and other complications were the cause of death. The boy was taken to the family lot at Colo, where his first wife and a daughter had been previously interred.

Mr. Coughenour was a native of Johnson county, Iowa, where he was born August 22, 1861, son of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Coughenour. It was in 1867 that he came with his parents and other members of the family to Story county and settled on the old Coughenour homestead in the Dalton neighborhood, near Iowa Center.

He was first married in 1885 when he took as his bride, Emma M. Rhinehart of the same neighborhood. One daughter, Artie Edith, was born to them. The wife died January 20, 1899 and the daughter, died August 1, 1908.

He was again married on August 17, 1904 to Mrs. Della Handsaker and she with a stepson, Earl Handsaker, a nephew, Virgil Ray whom Mr. Coughenour and raised from infancy, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Cooper of Colo, and three brothers, Samuel H., of Nevada, Fred A. of Maxwell and George C. of Maxwell, are left to mourn his death.

They resided on his farm until the year 1913 when they came to Nevada where they made their home until the time of his death.

Mr. Coughenour was converted in May of 1886 and joined the United Brethren church at Dalton, holding his membership there.

Mr. Coughenour has been ailing for some time, and a few weeks ago took suddenly ill with a hemorrhage caused by high blood pressure. He was confined to his be until the time of his death, suffering to greater or less degree.

He was naturely quiet and reserved but his character was such that he won the love and confidence of relatives and friends. An he commanded the respect of those who knew him. As a man in the community he was well spoken of.


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