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Carey, John Steven (1865 - 1928)

John Steven Carey , died November 16, 1928. John Steven (Jack) Carey , Manilla, died at Mercy Hosp. Council Bluffs.
Wake : home of his son Leo in Manilla. Funeral: Sacred Heart Cotholic Church in Manilla. Burial: Mt. Calvary in Manilla.

John Steven Carey born: Memphis Tenn, Dec. 22, 1865, twin of Mrs. A.J. McMahon, son of Patrick and Mary McMahon Carey.

Married: Mary McMahon in 1890, wife Mary died in 1917.
Children: one died in infancy, Those surviving: May, Leo, Mrs Richard Coil (Liz), Thomas, John, Ray, and Mark.
Other Survivors: brothers, Thomas and Patrick, four sisters: Margaret (Mag), Mrs. A.J.McMahon of Manilla, Mrs. Thomas Sexton (Lucy) of Danbury, Mrs. Martin Houlihan (Annie) of Denison

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Carey, Mrs. Mary (1862 - 1918)

Mrs. John Carey died April 5, 1918
Born: Jan 19, 1862 in Calamus IA. Mary McMahon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. McMahon
Funeral: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manilla Iowa, Burial: Mt. Olivet, Manilla Iowa. Pall Bearers: M.J. McNertney, J.J.Meehan, Pat Ryan, P.J. Hanrahan, T.A. Hickey and M. Magner

Married: April 7, 1890, to Mr. John Carey
Children: Leo, Thomas, John Ray and Mark, Mrs. Richard Coil, and Miss May.

Attending the funeral from a distance: Mr. Tom McMahon of Calamus Iowa, Mrs McKane, Wheatland IA, Miss Margaret Kelley, Grandmound IA, Mrs. Kate Cochran, and son John of Sterling Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Cornell, Mr. and Mrs. P. TRainor and James Griffen of Omaha, Messrs. Jim and Emmet McMahon of Tracy Minn, and Mr. and Mrs. Thos Sexton and family of Danbury.

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Carroll, Mrs. Charles (1878 - 1912)

Denison Review 7-31-1912
The funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Carroll were held at the Congregational church Thursday morning. Sorrowing friends had brought potted plants and flowers, which were placed around the pulpit and the coffin was covered with flowers. Rev. E. D. Calkins preached a touching sermon and the choir sang "Nearer My God to Thee, ""Asleep in Jesus" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

Maud Diana Snyder was born in Manchester, Iowa, March 5, 1878, spending her early years in that community. She was united in marriage to Charles Carroll at Independence, Iowa, Feb. 12, 1895. To this union were born two children, one son Louis, who mourns the death of his mother and a daughter who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll moved to Arion in 1897, where they made their home until the death of Mrs. Carroll Sunday evening July 21, 1912.

She leaves to mourn her early death her husband, one son, five brothers and four sisters. She was taken to Masonville and laid to rest in the cemetery there by the side of her parents in accordance with her wish. She is sincerely mourned by her family and many friends. She gave much of her life to the truly Christian work of helping others.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Carstens, John D. (1849 - 1912)

Schleswig Leader - October 3, 1912

John D. Carstens, who had been critically ill for may weeks, passed away at his home in Schleswig on Thursday of last week at 5:15 in the afternoon.

He was born on July 19, 1849, at Rheinbuettel, Norder-Dittmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He came to this country 42 years ago and located at Davenport, Iowa.

Here he was married to Miss Maria Fundermann in 1875. Ten children resulted from this happy union-five boys and five girls. Of these children, three sons have gone before the father to the great beyond.

In 1876 Mr. Carstens came to Crawford county, settling on a farm in Otter Creek township, where he resided until 1906, when he moved to Schleswig, living here continuously till the day of his death.

For years his health has not been the best. About 18 months ago his condition became such that he was forced to seek medical aid, but found no relief. Pernicious aessemia set in and after many weeks of suffering he passed away on the above date at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 7 days.

He is survived by his wife, seven children, one sister at Maquoketa, Iowa, and thirteen grandchildren. The funeral, at which Rev. W. R. Wetzeler officiated, took place from the church and was very largely attended. Interment at Morgan Cemetery.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Hilda (Brodersen) Catron (1887 - 1982)

Obituary of Hilda (Brodersen) Catron
from Denison newspaper

Hilda (Brodersen) Catron was born in Denison, Iowa April 5, 1887, the oldest daughter of Bernhardt and Rosa Lehfeldt Brodersen. Hilda was raised in Denison and educated in the Denison Public Schools, being in the first class of students to enter the new high school. She graduated from high school in 1904, and entered the University of Iowa at Iowa City the same year. She spent her sophomore year of college studying at Stanford University at Palo Alto, Cal., the same year of the San Francisco earthquake. She returned to the University of Iowa for her last two years of college, graduating in June of 1908, with a degree in Liberal Arts.

On May 2, 1914, Hilda was united in marriage with Robert Glen Catron at Denison. They made their home in Jamestown, N.D., where Mr. Catron died in 1923. After her husband's death, Hilda remained in North Dakota for three years teaching at an Indian Reservation. In 1926, she returned to Denison and began teaching in the Denison Public Schools and taught there until her retirement in 1960.

In October of 1966, Hilda entered the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison where she died June 16, 1982. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 95 years, 2 months, and 11 days.

Hilda was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Denison and a member of the Melrose Guild of that church. She was a member and the first President of the Crawford County A.A.U.W., a lifetime member of P.E.O., and a Charter Member of the Denison WaTanYe Club. She also belonged to the Priscilla Club, a club of German ladies who did needlework, and the Friday Club.

Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Hedwig Brodersen, and four brothers: Hans, George, Henry and Bernard Brodersen.

She is survived by one brother, Walter and his wife, Elsa Brodersen of Mesa, Ariz., three sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Mrs. Hans) Brodersen of Denison, May (Mrs. Bernard) Brodersen of Denison, and Verna (Mrs. Henry)Brodersen of Minneapolis, Minn. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. June 19, at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison, with the Rev. Steven Bomely officiating. Comfort in music was provided by Henry Henningsen as soloist and Nancy Miles as organist.

Pallbearers included Charles Brodersen, Rick Brodersen, Hans V. Brodersen, James Brodersen, Thomas Brodersen and Mark Brodersen. The Maxwell Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements.

Submitted by Shirley Brodersen Ross

Chase, Ira ( - 1911)

Denison Review 10-18-1911

Since writing the foregoing items Mr. Ira Chase has died. He departed on his last journey at seven o'clock Monday morning, October 16th. He was over seventy years old, was a native of Ohio, but has lived in Iowa a great many years. He leaves a wife, two sons and one adopted son to mourn his loss. He was an old soldier, having belonged to Company 1, 35th Iowa infantry and served in the Civil war. He was one of our most prosperous farmers and leaves a host of friends to sympathize with the bereaved family. Further particulars next week.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Childress, Charles (1876 - 1911)

Denison Review 4-19-1911 - Deloit Items

A dispatch was received last week Wednesday announcing the death of Charles Childress. His body arrived Friday afternoon, accompanied by his wife and children and father and mother. The funeral was held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the M. E. church, Rev. Wall preaching the sermon to a crowded house. The decreased was a friend to all who knew him. He was a teacher of our public schools and held other offices, also a farmer. Thus we can see he was an energetic and studious young man called from this world in the prime of life, but the all wise Creator knoweth best. He leaves a wife and four children, mother, father and many relatives to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of all in this sad bereavement.

Note: No date or paper name available - The following obituary was pasted in Family Bible Records, copies received from Virginia Hanks who received them from Harry Milton Childress Sr.

The community around Deloit was again saddened at the word on Saturday, April 8th, that Charles Childress was dying at Boulder, Colorado. The father and mother went on the next rain and all that skilled physicians and loving relatives and friends could do was done, but on Wednesday the message was received that he died at 1 o'clock. They arrived here Friday at 3 o'clock with he remains which were taken to the home of his parents.

Charles T. Childress was born July 7th, 1876, and grew to manhood in this neighborhood. He was of a kindly and honorable disposition, upright and honorable in all his transactions and numbered his friends by his acquaintances.

He was married to Lelia Prentice October 26, 1898. Four children blessed their home, three girls and one boy. He is survived by his young wife, three daughters, one son, father and mother, six sisters: Mrs. W.H. Cose, Mrs. Clay Armour, Mrs. Lloyd Winans, Mrs. H. Slechta and Miss Edna Childress of Deloit; Mrs. Perry Huckstep of Barclay, Kansas, and one brother Harry Childress of Deloit.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wall at the house and M. E. church of Deloit, April 15, 1911, and the body laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Josie Beryl Childress (1909 - 1910)

Denison Review 5-25-1910 - Deloit
Josie Beryl Childress, little daughter of Harry and Josie Childress, was born February 11th, 1909 on the homestead near Lemmon, S. D. and died at Deloit, Iowa, May 20th, 1910, after an illness of eighteen days. She leaves papa and mamma, a sister and brother, two grandmas, a grandpa and other relatives to mourn her death.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, May 22, 1910 at the L. D. S. church, Elder C. J. Hunt preaching the sermon. The little casket was borne by four young men, Clarence and Alfred Hutchinson, Blair Richardson and Mr. Lingle. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Cody, Mrs. Patrick (Giblin)(1870 -1920)

Denison Review, Wednesday, June 16, 1920

Vail relatives and friends were greatly grieved when the message came on Thursday evening that Mrs. Patrick Cody had died at her home in Sioux City. She had been ailing a long time and was for several weeks in a hospital at Council Bluffs and was thought to be recovering, so her death came as a sudden shock. Mrs. Cody was a daughter of M. Giblin of this place.

Mary Jane Giblin was born Nov. 13, 1870, at Sterling Ill., and when nine years of age, she moved with her parents to Vail, where she has since lived until a few years ago when she moved to Manilla and later to Sioux City, In 1892, she was united in marriage to Mr. Patrick Cody and to them were born eight children, Mrs. May McMahon, Tom, Ray, Kate, Nelle, Agnes and Grace, all of Sioux City.

These with the husband, are left to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted wife and mother. One girl, Annie, preceded her in death about a year.

She also leaves to mourn her death, her father, one brother, Thos. Giblin, of near Denison and one sister, Mrs. J.W. Brogan of Vail, The remains were brought to Vail Saturday. The funeral was held Sunday and she was laid to rest in St. Ann's cemetery. They sympathy of the entire community goes out to the relatives in this their hour of sorrow.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Cole, Israel (1830 - 1913)

Denison Review 3-19-1913

Israel Cole was Buried Sunday
Venerable Father of Marion Cole passes to the Great Beyond at Age of 82 Years
Funeral Held at Dow City
Deceased was born in Indiana and Came to Crawford County in the Year 1881.

Word reached Dow City last Friday morning that Grandpa Cole had passed away during the previous night at Clarinda and the body arrived from there Saturday and was taken to the home of his son, Marion Cole, to repose until the funeral Monday.

Israel Cole was born in Ripley county, Ind., on April 25, 1830. He resided there with his parents until 1850, when he was united in marriage to Miss Pocahontas Hardenbrook and thus began a home of his own. They continued to reside in the state of his nativity until the winter of 1865, when they moved to Clinton county, Iowa. In the spring of 1881 the family again took up the westward journey and located in Crawford county, which place has been his home with the exception of two years spent in Western Kansas.

Four children were the result of this union namely: James of Clinton county; Marion and Walter of this place and Mrs. Margaret Campbell of Glenham, S. D. The three sons attended the funeral, the daughter being unable to be present on account of illness. His faithful companion passed away Nov. 20, 1893 and he has never ceased to mourn her.

He united with the Methodist Episcopal church in early childhood and has always been a devoted Christian. Grandpa Cole, as he was familiarly known, was a man with a rugged constitution and knew few sicknesses. He was strong in intellect and strong in body. For the last few years his mind was failing, a fact that his children mourned constantly over.

Since the death of his beloved wife he has made his home with his son, Marion, and these two seemed more like brothers than like father and son. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marion Cole, gave him an own father's care and she was amply rewarded for her work in the love and affection he bestowed upon her. "Mary" was to him a daughter in every sense of the word. Thus his reclining years were full of comfort and peace.

He passed away March 14, 1913, at the advanced age of 82 years, 10 months and 17 days. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Monday morning at the hour of 10, the last sad rites being conducted by Rev. Joseph Stephen and he was laid to rest in the cemetery on the hill. A large number of friends gathered to pay their last respects to the departed. Farewell Grandpa Cole, we shall see thee no more on earth, but we know thou has gone to join thy loved ones who have passed on before. Farewell.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Elmer Corey(abt 1905 - 1907)

Denison Review - February 27, 1907
Little Elmer Corey, (father - T. S. Corey) about two years of age, died at Dr. Johnson's residence Monday afternoon. The little one died of pneumonia. The child was seriously ill at the time of its mamma's death and it was taken to Denison on Saturday to be cared for by a nurse and medical treatment, but the dread disease had taken too firm a hold on the little one and with the best of attention the disease could not be stayed.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the M. E. church, Rev. Bruce preaching the funeral discourse and little Elmer was laid to rest by the side of his mamma, who was laid to rest in Deloit cemetery on Saturday previous. This is doubly sad for the bereaved family and grandparents and the sympathy of all is extended to them.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Susan Corey (1872 - 1907)

Denison Review - February 27, 1907 - Goodrich

Death claimed the wife of Thomas Corey Thursday morning. Mrs. Susan Corey was born August 31, 1872, near Deloit and was united in marriage to Thomas Corey, January 20, 1891 in Vail, Iowa by Rev. Eddy, pastor of the M. E. church. Unto them were born seven children, two of them having gone before. Five children survive the mother, the eldest being thirteen and the youngest less than two years old.

They lived the past few months on the old Ainsworth farm in Goodrich township, but had rented a house in town and expected to move there when they were taken with the measles. Mrs. Corey seemed to be getting along nicely when the sudden change came for the worse and her many friends were surprised to hear of her death. All that physician and friends and loved ones could do was done. She leaves a husband and five children, a father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Albro Darling, and five brothers and seven sisters to mourn her loss. They have the sympathy of the whole neighborhood.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Cose, Wm. H. (1872 - 1912)

Denison Review 12-25-1912 - Deloit Items

It was with deep regret the many relatives and friends learned by dispatch last Wednesday of the death of Wm. H. Cose, familiarly known as "Bid" Cose of Osage, Kansas. on Tuesday, December 17th. His brother, C. J. Cose, of Sac City had just been to see him and his wife's father, J. M. Childress, was there and returned home when the family and Mrs. Elsie Huckstep and little boy, a sister of Mr. W. H. Cose, accompanied the remains to Deloit for the funeral and interment in the Deloit cemetery. The pall bearers were Woodmen, the deceased being a member of that order. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

William Henry Cose was born Nov. 8, 1872 near Deloit, Iowa and died Dec. 17, 1912 at his home near Osage City, Kans. being 40 years and 29 days old. He was married Nov. 6, 1898 to Mattie Childress at her home near Deloit and to this union were born two children, Virgil Ardath, age 10 years and Alton Victor, aged 8 years, who with their mother are left to mourn the untimely loss of a loving father and husband. Besides these are an aged father, two sisters, three brothers and numerous friends.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Deloit Friday at 2:30 p.m. and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. L. Eddy. Mr. Cose has been a resident of this place all his life except the past year, as has also his wife, therefore they have extensive acquaintances who join in sympathy with the bereaved ones. The floral decorations at the funeral showed the esteem in which he was held.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Cose, W. H. Mrs. (1839 - 1912)

Denison Review 7-3-1912

-Passing of Venerable Lady
- Death of Mrs. Wm. H. Cose Removes one Who Came to Crawford County in Year 1866
- Born in Little Rock, PA. 1839
- Husband, Six Children, Thirty Grandchildren and Eight Greg Great Grandchildren Survive

Martha Alvira Hemby, daughter of David P. and Ann Delila Hemby, was born in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 3, 1839 and died June 27, 1912, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 24 days. Her parents moved to Henry county, Ill.

There she was married to Wm. H. Cose on Nov. 3, 1858 and spent nearly 54 years of happy wedded life together, being very much attached to each other. To this union nine children were born. Three are deceased, one of them dying in infancy.

Those living are: Clarence Cose of Sac City, Mary J. Newcom of Bonesteel, S. D. : Wm. H. Cose, of Osage City, Kan; John and Charley and Mrs. Amanda Dunbar of Deloit; also 30 living grand children and four deceased and 8 great -great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Cose were also among the early settlers, moving here in the fall from Henry county, Ill. In the year 1866. They bought a farm about a mile northwest of Deloit on Otter Creek, where they lived many years and reared their family. Afterwards they moved to Deloit, where they have since resided.

Grandma Cose, as she was known, was of a quiet and loving disposition. She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of 15 years and has ever been a good Christian. She was a regular attendant at church as long as she was able to go, a loving, dutiful wife and mother, a kind and respected neighbor, a friend to every one. She was a lover of nature and very much enjoyed her flowers. Her health had been rapidly failing for some time and as she and her aged companion were alone she became so ill that it was thought best to move them to the home of their youngest son, Charles. Here she spent the last four weeks of her severe illness, where she received the best of care. Her daughter-in-law, Charley's wife, spared no trouble in making her last days as comfortable as possible and, therefore, should receive especial mention for her untiring efforts.

The funeral sermon was held Saturday at the M. E. church, Rev. Eddy officiating and interment made in the Deloit cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the neighbors who so kindly assisted them during her illness and for the many floral tributes. Her husband and children are left to mourn her loss and the sympathy of all is extended to them.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Hilda Conger (1896-1920)

Death Enters Home Twice
Feb 3, 1920

Mrs. Ralph Conger Claimed by Death Last Evening, the Dread Pneumonia Being the Cause
Deceased was Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Heide, and Was Born and Reared in Denison

Mrs. Ralph Conger passed away last evening at 6 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Heide, in this city, following an illness of but two weeks' duration. Mrs. Conger was stricken with the influenza, but kept up in order to administer to her two year old son, David, who passed away last Friday from pneumonia which followed the influenza. After the death of her little son, Mrs. Conger grew rapidly worse and a severe case of pneumonia set in which did not respond to treatment. During her illness she received the best of medical attention and everything that loving hands could do was of no avail.

Hilda Heide, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Heide, was born in Denison Jan. 18, 1896. She made her home in this city continuously and some three years ago was united in marriage to Ralph Conger. Soon after the marriage Mr. Conger entered the service and served twenty-two months during the late war.

One child was born to this happy union, David Ralph, on September 10, 1917, who passed away on Friday, January 30th. Mrs. Conger was a most estimable young woman who held the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. She was possessed of a kindly disposition and her married life was a most happy one.

Besides her grief stricken husband she leaves to mourn her death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Heide, two brothers, Henry and John, and two sisters, Mrs. Hertha Jessen and Mrs. Paul Petersen, all of whom reside in this locality.

Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Detlef Heide home, Rev. Wm. Frese, pastor of the Lutheran church officiating, after which interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the grief stricken young husband and members of the family in their hour of sorrow.

Transcribed by Mary Klauer

Daniel Ralph Conger (1917 - 1920)

Lose Infant Son

Daniel Ralph Conger, Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Conger, died on Friday January 30th.

Daniel Ralph Conger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Conger, passed away at the family residence in this city Friday, January 30th, death being due to pneumonia which followed an attack of the influenza.

Daniel was born September 10, 1917 at Denison and reached the age of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. During his short stay on this earth he was a great comfort to his parents who have the comfort of a large circle of friends in their great loss.

Funeral services were held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Heide, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev Wm. Frese, pastor of the Lutheran church, officiating after which interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Transcribed by Mary Klauer