Transcribe and submitted by Cay Merryman

Clark, John C. of Farmer City, buried at Randolph on Monday of last week, was the strongest man in Fremont County.  John Clark, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity died on Saturday morning of last week at his home east of Tabor, after a brief illness.  Mr. Clark had not been in good health for several years.  On Friday he and his family drove to town to do some trading.  Upon their return home, they were just entering the gateway of their yard when Mr. Clark suddenly dropped the lines and fell from the sled.  Medical assistance was summoned at once, but death was at hand, and he died early Saturday morning without regaining consciousness.  Cause of death was apoplexy.  Funeral occurred Monday afternoon from the Congregational Church, being in charge of John Allen Post GAR, and the remains were laid to rest in Tabor Cemetery.  John Clark was born at Medina OH, 1 Sep 1838.  He was the youngest of 7 children, of whom 3 sisters and 1 brother are still living.  He came to Tabor in 1857, and at the beginning of the war, enlisted in the 15th Iowa Regiment.  He was married 27 Sep 1876 to Miss Hinton of OH.  To this union 3 children were born, two of whom are living. Tabor Beacon - 21 Jan 1898 (Randolph Cemetery, John (G) Clark d. 9 Jan 1898 aged 47 years 7 months 20 days)
Stanley, Thomas, died last Sunday evening.  He had been confined to his bed but a short time.  He was buried in the Bobbitt Cemetery Monday. He leaves a wife and 5 small children.  Tabor Beacon - 21 Jan 1898
Rogers, Mrs. Hattie died Sunday, 23 Jan 1898.  Beloved wife of Jesse E. Rogers.  A husband and infant daughter are left to mourn her death.  Funeral was held at the Congregational Church (Percival) on Thursday, conducted by Rev. Brush.  Tabor Beacon - 28 Jan 1898 (Grandview Cemetery,  Hattie R. Rogers, wife of Jesse D. born 11 Feb 1874 d. illegible)
Wright, Lewis.  "Uncle Lewis" Wright, an old and respected citizen of Tabor, died Wednesday evening.  Mr. Wright had been afflicted with a chronic trouble for a number of years, being confined to the house most of the time and his death was not unexpected.  Short services were held at the home on south Main Street this (Thursday) afternoon, and interment was made in the Christian Church Cemetery at Pleasant Hill, 4 miles NW of Tabor.  Mr. Wright was in his 79th year, and leaves an aged wife to mourn his death.  Tabor Beacon - 4 Feb 1898 
Good, Aaron, a former resident of Sidney, died at his home near Clarinda, Tuesday 1 Feb 1898 of Brights Disease.  Tabor Beacon - 4 Feb 1898
Rockwell, A. S., died 1 Feb 1898 at his residence in Sidney.  He was sick about 3 weeks with typhoid fever.  About 7 weeks ago, Mrs. Rockwell died from the same cause.  Mr. Rockwell was one of Sidney's oldest business men, having been associated with A. B. Cantwell in the livery business for about 20 years.  He leaves 2 grown sons, A. W. of Omaha, and E. H. of Chicago.  At this writing we are unable to learn what arrangements have been made regarding the funeral. Tabor Beacon - 4 Feb 1898 (Sidney Cemetery, Alva S. Rockwell, b. 30 Oct 1845  d. 1 Feb 1898.
Duncan, A. N., died Sunday 6 Feb 1898 at the home of R. E. Scott in the north part of Sidney. age (illegible). Funeral services were held Monday at the house, conducted by Rev. Whittiker of the Christian Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery.  Tabor Beacon - 11 Feb 1898
Barnard, Henry, died Sunday 27 Feb 1898 at his home 1/2 miles north of Sidney of Bright's disease, age 41 years.  Funeral was held Monday from the M. E. Church.  Rev. Dickinson conducting the services, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery.  Deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen and Patriots of Am. Lodges, which orders had charge of the funeral.  His wife and 6 children survive.  Tabor Beacon - 4 Mar 1898
Copeland, Uncle "John's" funeral occurred on last Monday at 11 A.M. at the Baptist Church (Percival).  Mr. Copeland was one of the pioneers of this place, being at the time of his death  77 years 5 days old.  Tabor Beacon - 4 Mar 1898 (Grandview Cemetery John Copeland b. 21 Feb 1821  d. 26 Feb 1898)
Wilson.  The 11 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson, who lives on the H. H. Laird farm about 6 miles SE of town, died last Saturday after a brief illness with pneumonia and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Tabor Beacon - 11 Mar 1898
Patton, Mrs. Chas. died at her home 2 1/2 miles NE of Percival.  She leaves a husband and 3 small children.  Funeral services under the auspices of K. P. Lodge of Thurman, of which Mr. Patton was an honorary member.  Tabor Beacon - 11 Mar 1898 (Thurman Cemetery, Agnes L wife of Charles A. b. 17 Jul 1872  d. 8 Mar 1898)
Keeler, Riley - one of the oldest residents and a leading businessman died on Sunday at his home in Sidney of pneumonia, after an illness of but one week. Tabor Beacon - 25 Mar 1898
Day, Mrs. J. G.  Word was received in Tabor last Sunday of the death of Mrs. Day at her home in Des Moines.  The deceased was well known to a number of older residents of Fremont Co. having lived in Sidney for a number of years, and her children are all graduates of Tabor College. She died at the family home on 9th St. early Sunday morning after an illness of 2 or 3 weeks.  Mrs. Day's maiden name was Minerva C. Manley and she was born in Columbiana Co. OH  on 3 Apr 1836.  She lived in Alleghany City PA a number of years.  Her marriage to James G. Day, a young lawyer, took place at Stubenville OH, 1 Dec 1857.  She is survived by her husband and the following children: Curtis L. and George A. of Omaha; Mrs. Mary D. Edgar, Minneapolis; Chas. N. of Sioux Falls SD; Harry B. of Hampton IA; Dr. Ed S., Earlham IA; James G. Jr. at home.  Another son John M. died at the age of 6 months in Sep 1878.  When first married, Mr. and Mrs. Day lived in Afton IA.  They moved to Sidney in 1860 and removed to Des Moines in June 1884.  Tabor Beacon - 25 Mar 1898
Frazier, George, s / o W. T. Frazier of Sidney, died last Thursday.  Deceased will be remembered by many of the older residents of Sidney.  He died at Otway OH.  Tabor Beacon - 1 Apr 1898
McPherron, Mrs. H. M., died at Redlands CA, 23 Mar 1898 of heart failure.  She was the beloved wife of Prof. A. S. McPherron, formerly of Tabor and long connected with the College as professors, Mrs. McPherron being lady principal for some years.  Hannay Maria was the d / o Origin and Hannah Cumings.  She was born in Amherst, Lorain Co OH on 1 Jun 1841, and removed to Tabor with her parents May 1853.  She was educated at Tabor, first in the Tabor Institute, afterward in the College, graduating in 1870.  The greater part of her life was spent in teaching.  On 5 Sep 1862, she was married to Alonzo M. Gaston, who died in the hospital in Memphis TN in Apr 1863.  She married Prof. A. S. McPherron July 1870.  They removed to Albuquerque NM Aug 1881, and later removed to CA.  Tabor Beacon - 8 Apr 1898
Miller, John.  A farmer whose home is near Thurman, died at the State Hotel in Omaha.  Last Friday night, the gas in his room was turned on accidentally  and he was almost asphyxiated when the escaping gas was discovered.  His lungs were so badly affected by the gas that pneumonia set in and caused his death.  J. W. Holloway of McPaul removed the remains of Miller to Thurman for interment.  Tabor Beacon - 8 Apr 1898 
Asman, John.  The announcement Tuesday evening of the death of Mr. John Asman was a shock to the entire community.  His death was caused by apoplexy.  Mr. Asman was one of Tabor's oldest settlers and most respected citizens.  He was of English parentage, having been born in Lincolnshire England, 19 Aug 1824, and was therefore in his 74th year at the time of his death.  Mr. Asman came to the US in 1851 and located in Fremont Co in 1856.  He enlisted in the 29th Iowa Infantry 29 Apr 1862 and served until the war closed.  Funeral will be held at the home at 10 o'clock Friday, conducted by Dr. Askin and attended by members of the John Allen Post No. 263 GAR, of which organization he was an honored member.  Remains will be laid to rest in Tabor Cemetery.  Tabor Beacon - 8 Apr 1898  (Tabor Cemetery, John Asman b. 19 Aug 1827  d. 5 Apr 1898 CWV - GAR)
Clark, Mrs. W. E., died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning 21 Apr 1898.  Funeral will be held at the Methodist Church in Randolph at 11 A.M. Friday 22 Apr.  Death was caused by consumption.  Tabor Beacon - 22 Apr 1898 (Randolph Cemetery, Laura Clark 1871 - 1898)
Day, Judge James G., one of the most prominent citizens of Des Moines, died Sunday afternoon between 1 and 2 o'clock at his residence, 1305 9th St.  One son, George was graduated from Tabor College and married Sarah Brown.  Daughter, Mary, who is the only daughter is also a graduate of Tabor College and the wife of Emond B. Edgar.  Son Chas. M. also a graduate of Tabor College is a young man of a high order of literary ability and editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.  After leaving Afton, Judge Day sometime in the later 70's located in Tabor in Fremont County.  It was while at Tabor that Judge Day became interested in a youth whom he first discovered herding sheep, found and developed Fred Lehman, whose fame as a scholar and able lawyer afterward became as wide as the boundaries of the state, and who has been for 4 or 5 years engaged in the practice of law in St. Louis.  Tabor Beacon - 6 May 1898
Mickey, Mrs., who died the first of the week at the age of 70 years and 6 months was buried Wednesday in the Bobbitt Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted at the M. E. Church by Rev. Boyd (Percival).  She leaves a husband and son.  Tabor Beacon - 13 May 1898
Caples, Dr. H. B.  Our Percival letter which was received too late for this issue, contains the news of the suicide of H. G. Caples, a prominent physician of that place, last Saturday.  From the particulars given in the letter, it seems that Dr. Caples had been drinking heavily of late, and that while under the influence of liquor, took an overdose of morphine, but whether the drug was taken with suicidal intent is not known.  He leaves a wife and 7 children.  Funeral was held Monday, conducted by Rev. Simons of Hamburg, after which the remains were shipped to Savannah MO, his old home for interment. Tabor Beacon - 27 May 1898
Johnson, Mrs. Elizabeth B., or "Grandma" Johnson as she was lovingly called, passed quietly and peacefully away at the home of her daughter Mrs. C. J. Piper on Sunday afternoon, 29 May 1898, in her 89th year, after a gradual decline covering a period of more than a year.  Funeral was held Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. Piper, conducted by Rev. Dr. Askin, and many of her friends followed her to the grave, among them being a large number of old ladies, special friends, whom she requested should do so.  Grandma Johnson came to Tabor in the year 1860, and from that time until very recently, was one of the most active workers in the church and parish.  Tabor Beacon - 3 Jun 1898  (Tabor Cemetery, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Johnson d. 29 May 1898, age 89 years 2 months 18 days)
Greenwood, Thomas, eldest son of Surveyor Greenwood, died recently in Phoenix AZ.  The remains were shipped to Thurman for interment.  Tabor Beacon - 1 Jul 1898 (Thurman Cemetery, Thomas Greenwood 1872 - 1898)
Asman, _____.  A most distressing accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Asman, 2 miles east of town, this Thursday morning, resulting in the death of their 3 year old girl.  The child had been missed and after an extended search, her lifeless body was found in the large tank used for watering stock.  It is supposed that she accidentally fell into the tank and was drowned before assistance could reach her.  funeral held at the Congregational Church Friday and remains laid to rest in Tabor Cemetery. Tabor Beacon - 8 Jul 1898 (Tabor Cemetery, Elizabeth Asman  1895 - 1898)
Estes, Wilber, the 11 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Estes died 1 Jul 1898.  Funeral was preached by Rev. C. C. Rowley and the remains were laid to rest in the Sidney Cemetery.  Tabor Beacon - 8 Jul 1898
Towles, A. C., who, with his family, has been living in the Wildwood district, 3 miles SW of town for a number of years, running a portable engine with which he did threshing in the summer and sawed lumber in the winter, met with an accident near Bartlett last Friday, which resulted in his death.  It seems that he was ascending a steep incline with his engine and pulling a separator, when the chain which connected the two broke, letting the separator run back to the foot of the hill.  The engine was suddenly reversed and this with the release from the strain of pulling the separator, caused the governor belt to fly off.  Mr. Towles was crushed between the engine and a tree in such a manner that it was necessary to amputate one of his legs that afternoon.  The man died the next morning (13 Aug 1898).  It was a sad accident, when it is known that in all probability had the man been sober, the accident would never have happened.  Tabor Beacon - 19 Aug 1898
Hackett,____.  On last Sunday occurred the funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hackett (Percival)  Tabor Beacon - 9 Sep 1898
Latoret, Jonathan, one of the older residents, died Saturday morning after a protracted illness of many months.  He was born in Wayne Co PA, 19 Mar 1833, and accordingly was over 65 years of age at his death.  He was married 15 Oct 1858 to Catherine M. Wardwell.  There were born to them five children, 3 sons, George, Benjamin and John, and 2 daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.  George died 23 Jan 1890.  The family moved to Tabor in 1864 and have been well known citizens since that time.  Mrs. Catherine Latoret died 2 Feb 1891, and Mr. Latoret married Miss Alma A. Hall in Mar 1893.  Tabor Beacon - 21 Oct 1898....Card of thanks signed by Alma A. Latoret, Mrs. L. Bently and Mrs. Mary White.
Anderson, Major A. R., formerly Congressman from the 8th Iowa District and for many years a resident of Sidney, died last Thursday at his home in Hot Springs SD from the affects of blood poisoning, contracted while at the Grand Army encampment at Cincinnati.  Tabor Beacon - 25 Nov 1898.
Wakefield, Addie was born 12 Sep 1874 at Newton, Jasper Co, IL.  Her mother died when she was but three years old and her home was with her grandmother and uncle.  She joined the Methodist Church in Newton in 1886.  She came to IA in March 1893 to keep house for her uncle, with whom she has made her home since, at Imogene and Tabor.  During that time, she attended school at Shenandoah WNC and at Tabor College.  On 3 Nov, she was stricken with typhoid fever, and in the early morning of 25 Nov, God called her home.  A short service conducted by Dr. Askin was held at the home on Saturday and she was laid to rest in the Tabor Cemetery.  A father, stepmother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and her uncle with whom she lived, and other relatives mourn her departure.  Tabor Beacon - 2 Dec 1898
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