Kiziah (Kate) Lewis
"LONG TIME RESIDENT CALLED - Mrs. Smith Mitchell, Who
Lived in the Home Farm, 54 Years Died on Last Saturday Morning.
In the death of Mrs. Kiziah Mitchell, widow of the late Smith
Mitchell, another familiar figure of the earlier days has been
removed. Having lived on the farm northwest of New Sharon for 54
years, Mrs. Mitchell was very widely known throughout the
community as a woman who bravely endured the harshness of the
early days and the cares incident to raising a large family.
Funeral services were held from the old home on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, March 2, 1925 in charge of her pastor,
Rev. A. B. Cornell.
Kiziah Lewis, daughter of Jacob and Kiziah Lewis, was born
near Gallatin, Davis (sic) County, Mo., April 20, 1853, and died
at her home four miles northwest of New Sharon, Iowa, February
28th, 1925, age 71 years, 10 months and 8 days.
Kiziah Lewis was married to Smith Mitchell, November 16, 1871
at Gallatin, Missouri. Mr. Mitchell brought his bride to New
Sharon and they went to house keeping on the farm where they
were both living when death came to them.
Mr. Mitchell passed away April 29, 1922.
Mrs. Mitchell had lived on the home place 54 years, from the
time of her marriage until death, with the exception of one year
in Cass County, Iowa and one year in New Sharon.
She united with the Christian Church during the year of her
residence in New Sharon and was ever found firm in the
Christian's faith and happy in her belief. During this year of
residence in New Saron, her son Curtis, came from Jerome, Idaho
and remained with his mother and cared for her until death. She
was a sufferer from a stroke of apoplexy for six months
preceeding(sic) her death. A second stroke came, from which she
did not regain consciousness and soon passed to the beyond.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell. Ten are
living to mourn the loss of their mother, while eleven were
living at the time of the father's death. The children are E. M.
Mitchell of Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Belle Wheeler of Salem, Oregon;
Mrs. Minnie Quinn, Kellogg, Iowa; Mrs. Harriett Wheeler, East
Ely, Nevada; J. L. Mitchell, Valley Junction, Iowa; J. C.
Mitchell, New Sharon, Iowa; H. L. Mitchell, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs.
Tina Gosnell, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Mrs. Ruby Van Bogart, Waterloo,
Iowa, Ethel, who died in infancy and Milo Searle, who passed
away, April 29, 1922. Mrs. Mitchell is the last one of a family
of seven children with the father and mother preceeding(sic) her
She leaves to mourn her death, the ten children, twenty-two
grandchildren, neighbors and friends, numbered by her
Mrs. Mitchell was always interested in the welfare of her
children, her grand children, her neighbors and the church.
It is God's way and we will submit in the poets words:
"God called her home.
We will not grieve, for he needed her more than we;
But the vacant place she has left in our hearts
Will last through eternity."
Though we may not understand , God does understand and again
as the poet says:
"We do not ask why she should go, God thought her race
was run -- So We'll humbly bow our heads and pray,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done."
Submitted by: Tom Fitch
Benjamin Frank Marks
Printed in an unknown Oskaloosa paper:
He was born February 17, 1826, and departed this life October
He was united in marriage to Catherine Williams, June 23,
1853. To this union was born eight children, Mary Remington,
David Marks, Lizzie Tandy, Emma Magee, Fannie Magee, Kittie
Belle Marks (who died January 17, 1896) Ida Wilson and Fred
Mr. Marks was born in Harden CO., OH. He came to Iowa with
his father J.G. Marks in 1847.
The funeral occurred on Thursday afternoon and services were
held at the home and were conducted by Rev. Robert Wilson, of
Evans and Rev. Groom and wife, of Beacon.
( Added: WPA Records; B.F. Marks, Forest Cemetery, Lincoln
Township, Mahaska CO., IA, Date of death, 1900 Oct 02, 74 yrs.)
Submitted by: Evaleen Flanders Hoeller
Isaac W. Bump
"Ponca City Weekly Courier," Aug. 4, 1910, p. 4,
Death of Isaac W. Bump
The Daily Call of Longmont, Colorado, date of July 27, has
the following account of the death at that place of Isaac W.
Bump of this city.
Died at the home of his son, J. E. Bump, on Third avenue,
Tuesday evening, July 26, 1910, of an injury, Isaac W. Bump,
aged 76 years.
The deceased was a resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and came
to this city with his wife a few weeks ago to spend the summer
with their son, J. E. Bump and family. This is the first trip
West the old people had ever undertaken and they had anticipated
it with great pleasure and planned one of the most pleasant
visits of their lives. Tuesday, July 19, Mr. J. E. Bump and
father took a trip to the mountains and drove up the north fork
to a point near Estes Park, where they spent the day. In making
an attempt to alight from the buggy, the elder Mr. Bump fell
against the wheel as the result of a slight motion of the team
and broke his hip. He was removed home as quickly as possible
and from that time until his death he has slowly failed.
He leaves a wife, five sons and three daughters to mourn his
untimely death. Four sons, R. R. Bump, of Des Moines, Iowa, and
C. C. and F. W. Bump of Rose Hill, Iowa, and J. E. Bump of this
city will be present at the funeral which will be held from the
home of Mr. J. E. Bump at 1117 Third avenue at two o'clock on
Thursday afternoon. Mr. Bump was a Methodist, and the services
which will be short, will be in charge of Rev. J. F. Porter of
the Methodist church and Elder C. C. Dodds of the Christian
The four sons will act as pall bearers. The remains will be
shipped to Ponca City, Oklahoma, where on Sunday funeral
services will be held and interment made. The remains will be
accompanied by the four sons and Mrs. Bump.