Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: KATHERINE BAHR
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 10, 1936, front page.
Mrs. K. Bahr, 87, Called in Death---Had Been Resident of Muscatine 55 Years; Funeral Rites Saturday.---Mrs. Katherine Bahr, 87, resident of Muscatine for 55 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Schrautemyer, 313 East Fifth street, at 7 a.m. today. Death was due to complications resulting from old age. Mrs. Bahr was born in Renna, Hessen, Kastle, Germany, on Dec. 26, 1848, attaining the age of 87 years, eight months and 16 days. She came to America in 1881. Her husband, Conrad Bahr, died 29 years ago. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Schrautemyer, with whom she had made her home for the past nine years, a grandson, Roy Bowman, three great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Henry Hocke, all of Muscatine. Mrs. Bahr was a member of the German Methodist Episcopal church for 50 years and at the time of her death was a member of Zion Lutheran church. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home, 210 Cedar street, where it will remain for services to be held Saturday. The Rev. John Haefner, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ERNEST W. BAILES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:40 PM
Source of Obituary:"ROCK ISLAND ARGUS", Rock Island, Illinois, Friday, December 6, 1968
Ernest W. Bailes----- Ernest W. Bailes, 71, of 1422 1/2 4th Ave., Moline, Illinois, died at 5:15 yesterday afternoon at Moline Lutheran Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services are pending at the Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Mr. Bailes was born Aug. 8, 1897 in Muscatine, Iowa, a son of M. B. and Nancy O'Brien Bailes. He received his education in Muscatine and had resided in Moline the past 14 years. He married Mary Becker June 21, 1921 in Superior, Mont. He was a veteran of World War 1, and had been employed as a roofer for 14 years, by the former Holmquist Roofing Co. He was a member of the Roofers Union, Local No.32. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cassie Loran of Butte Mont.; two brothers, William Bailes of Bettendorf and Edward K. Bailes of St. Paul, Minn., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.


Name: FRANK H. BAILEY
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts (no relation to the deceased)
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:05 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 27, 1975
A former resident of Muscatine, Frank H. Bailey, 79 died Tuesday in Knoxville Veterans hospital, where he had resided for a number of years. Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home Rev. Herbert Hoover will e officiating. Burial will be in Bloomington friends Cemetery. Frank Bailey, the son of George H. and Mina L, (Jepson) Bailey, was born Feb. 20, 1896 in Muscatine. Mr. Bailey was affiliated with Friends church and had been a veteran of World War I.


Name: ISABELLE CORRIELL BAILEY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 22, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 21, 1962, page 8
ISABELLE CORRIELL BAILEY----Mrs. Hattie Mills of 204 West 4th Street, received word that her cousin, Mrs. Isabelle (Corriell) Bailey died suddenly at her home Sunday at Omaha, Neb. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corriell, former residents of this vicinity. The funeral was held Wednesday, with burial at Omaha.


Name: MABEL E. BAILEY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: June 21, 2004
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, July 14, 1978, page 11
MABEL BAILEY--LETTS, IOWA---Mabel E. Bailey, 90, Letts, died Thursday at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine. Services will be Saturday at United Methodist Church, Letts. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery. Visitation is today at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Mabel Wagner married George W. Bailey in 1913 in Letts. He died in 1941. She was a member of Muscatine chapter of Gold Star Mothers, and a 50-year member and past matron of Letts Order of Eastern Star No. 307. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Elina) Lafayette, Riverdale; sons, G. Earl, Raymond and Arthur, all of Letts, and Lyman, Terril, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.


Name: MRS. SAMUEL (BOKE) BAILEY
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts (no relation to the deceased)
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:05 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 12, 1922
Apoplexy brought on by high blood pressure caused the sudden death of Mrs. Samuel D. Bailey, 701 Spring Street about 5o’clock Tuesday afternoon. She had been in apparent good health and her sudden demise came as a shock to relatives and friends. She was 52 years old. Mrs. Bailey and Miss Alma Cecil 2128 Mulberry Avenue spent the afternoon at the home of Mrs. Orrie Glatstein 112 Canon Avenue. She was laughing and joking when she stepped into the Cecil automobile to go home. Miss Cecil, who was driving, became alarmed when Mrs. Bailey suddenly fell against her when she turned the machine around. The stricken woman was taken into the Edward Hank home, 606 Park Avenue. Physicians were called, but they found life extinct. Mrs. Bailey formerly Miss Ola Boke was born September 20, 1859 at Columbus Junction. She married Mr. Bailey in November 1887, and came to Muscatine to live. She was a member of the First Methodist church and fraternally was affiliated with the Miriam Rebekah lodge. She is survived by her husband, two children Mrs. Jacob Stellrecht of Muscatine and Mrs. Henry Sonnenachien of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Charles Kleindolph and a brother Frank Boke both of this city. Three grandchildren also survive. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of the daughter in Chicago.


Name: SAMUEL DEANE BAILEY
Submitted by: Beverly Gerdts (no relation to the deceased)
Date Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:05 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 3, 1930
Samuel Deane Bailey, 66, 901 Spring Street, died suddenly at the Dillon Grocery, 712 East Sixth Street, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock following a stroke of apoplexy. Recently Mr. Bailey had been taking treatments at the Baker institute. Mr. Bailey was born in Manchester, Ma, June 24, 1863 but had spent most of his life in Muscatine. He married Ola Boke at Fredonia Ia. Nov. 20, 1887, and she died in 1922. He had been employed at the Roach & Musser and Huttig factories. He was a member of the Friends Church, of the I.O.O.F. and the Miriam Rebekah lodge. He was captain of the degree staff of both lodges and served as past noble guard of the I.O.O. F. He was also a member of the rescue hose department. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Reva Stellrecht of Muscatine, Mrs. Gertrude Sonnenshein of Chicago; one brother George Bailey of Muscatine, one sister Mrs. Emma Dungan of Bloomington Township; four grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. The body was removed to the Hoffman Funeral home. From where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon and at the Friends Church by the Rev. Benjamin F. Schwartz pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Miss Viola Smith, pastor of the Friends church. Burial will be at the Bloomington Cemetery.


Name: ALBERT BAIRD
Submitted by: Pat Drumm for Judy Beeding
Date submitted: Sept. 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 14, 1929, pg. 4
Albert Baird, 82, a charter member of the American Savings bank’s board of directors and an active member of the First Presbyterian church, died at his home, 902 Iowa avenue, Wednesday night.--- Mr. Baird was a trustee of the First Presbyterian church for many years and for 28 years had served as a director of the American Savings bank here until ill health three years ago forced him to retire.--- Albert Baird was born in Northampton county, Pa., June 4, 1846. He completed his education at the Pennington seminary in New Jersey and then joined his father on a farm at Belvedere, N. J. He married Miss Mary Elizabeth Ink at Stone Church, Pa., Feb. 11, 1875, and for seven years they resided at Washington, N. M., where Mr. Baird was associated with his brother-in-law, George B. Bowers, in operating a water power flour mill.--- They came to Iowa, Muscatine county in 1883, settling on a farm near Atalissa. For the past 13 years Mr. Baird has been a resident of Muscatine.--- Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Flora Mae Blanchard of Davenport; on son, John Baird, at home; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett of Cleveland Heights, O.; three grandchildren, Alice Bernice Blanchard, Albert Winslow Blanchard and Kenith Baird Blanchard. Three children died in infancy, and a daughter, Carrie, died in 1895, at the age of 14.--- Private funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the home and public services will be held at the First Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN BAIRD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; July 6, 1950)
JOHN BAIRD Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for John BAIRD, 64, of Muscatine, whose death occurred Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant. Dr. Claude W. Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate with Masonic rites to be conducted by Iowa Lodge No. 2, A. F. and A. M. He was single. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Frank BLANCHARD of Davenport.--------- Funeral services for John BAIRD, 64, who died Wednesday morning, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Serving as organist was Mrs. Floyd Scott and pallbearers were A. J. Magnus, Willis Rynearson, Bruno Mohnsen, Elmo Ferguson, George Meerdink and M. F. Oldenberg. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ANDREW BAKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Grandson, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 1:03 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 25, 1897
Death of ANDREW BAKER , for fifty years a resident of Muscatine County and well known to old settlers, died a 6 o'clock this morning at his home in Park Place, after an illness of several weeks, with strangulation of the bowels. Mr. Baker had attained the age of 73 year and was born in Ohio. He came to this county in 1842 for the purpose of visiting friends. Being favorably impressed with the advantages to be gained in this then new country, Br. Baker decided to locate here and in 1847 took up his residence at Pleasant Prairie, where he remained until 1889, when he moved to Muscatine. He is survived by two sons , JOHN of Shark County Arkansas, and CHARLES residing in Oregon. He is a brother of ex-Supervisor HARVEY BAKER, now deceased, and a brother-in-law of ex-Sheriff EATON now living in Summitville, Iowa. The time of funeral has not been determined. The funeral will take place Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock, with service in Pleasant Prairie church.---- Addition information---- other sons Demetrus, Martin, Calvin, Theodore, Charles, daughters Lucinda, Effie ( Mrs Walter Eis)---- Wife MARY JANE EATON---- Brother in law JAMES ANDERSON EATON--- Parents JOHN BAKER , RHODA SIMPKINS---- Sibings HARVEY, ALBERT, WESLEY, PAULINA( Beuchoff-Kelin) AMANDA, ELECTRA.


Name: CARRIE H. BAKER
Submitted by: Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 24, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 6, 1908, page 4
MRS. ELIJAH BAKER DIES AT HER HOME------WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF CITY PASSES AWAY TODAY-----Had Been ill for Several Years But Death Was Surprise to Many----Funeral on Thursday. After a prolonged illness, Mrs Elijah Baker, a well known resident of this city, passed away shortly before 11 o'clock this morning at her home on Iowa Avenue. Mrs. Baker had been ailing for the past five years, but it was not until a short time ago that she was confined to her bed. It was not generally known that her condition was serious and the announcement of her demise was a shock to her large circle of friends. Born in Vermont-----Miss Carrie Summer was born in Jacksonville, Vermont, 63 years ago. She came to Muscatine in 1869 and was united in marriage to Elijah Baker on November 19, 1872. Five children were born to them and they survive, they being Eva, Cora and Guy, besides her husband. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active interest in the work of the institution and in its societies. The funeral will be held at 2:00 Thursday afternoon from the late home on Iowa Avenue.----- *Info from Greenwood Cemetery ofc.....Carrie H. Baker, is buried in Greenwood on the P.H.Summer Lot.


Name: CORA ETHEL BAKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Saturday, October 30, 2004 8:33 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 14, 1934, front page
Death Summons Miss Cora Baker ------- Long Illness Fatal to Muscatine Woman: Funeral Plans Still Incomplete --------- Miss Cora Ethel Baker, 811 Iowa Avenue, a resident of Muscatine all her life, died at Hershey hospital at 7:10 p. m. Tuesday after a long illness. Surviving are a sister, Miss Eva Baker, and a brother, Guy Baker, both of Muscatine. The body is at the residence and will remain there pending funeral rites. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.---- Note from submitter: I'm no relation and I looked for a follow up on her obit and it said she was buried in the Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CORA VIOLA DAUGHERTY BAKER
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 20, 1935, front page.
Mrs. Paul Baker Dies Suddenly---Heart Attack Proves Fatal; Funeral Rites Planned Tuesday----Mrs. Paul S. Baker, 59, died suddenly at 11:50 p.m. Saturday after a heart attack at her home, 1574 Washington street. Mrs. Baker appeared in her usual health Saturday. Cora Viola Daugherty was born on Aug. 2, 1875 in Muscatine and had spent her entire life here. She was married to Paul S. Baker on Nov. 10, 1904. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Stanley M. Baker, Iowa City, and Wilson Baker, Muscatine; two sisters, Hazel Daugherty, and Mrs. George Tice, both of Muscatine. She was the daughter of James and Julia Daugherty. One son Leland Baker, died in 1927. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for funeral services on Tuesday. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: EMMA J. BAKER
Submitted by: Jean Perera
Date Submitted: June 25, 2012
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 27, 1938 pg 1
Mrs. Emma Baker, Pleasant Prairie resident, Dies - Mrs. Emma J. Baker, 60, Pleasant Prairie resident, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Bellevue hospital after a month's illness with a complication of ailments. Born in Wilton, June 22, 1878, she had been a resident of the Pleasant Prairie community for 34 years. --- She was married to J. R. Baker at Wilton on July 20, 1904. She was a member of the Sweetland Methodist church, the Ladies Aid society and Unity club of Pleasant Prairie and of the Order of Eastern Star. --- Her husband's death occurred on Aug. 20, 1938. Surviving are two children, Walter F. Baker of Stockton, and Mrs. Harriet E. Shepard of Wilton; two sisters, Mrs. P. R. Baker of Iowa Falls and Miss Rena Atwill of Wilton, three brothers, A. T. Atwill and R. W. Atwill of Chicago and J. S. Atwill of Wilton and two grandchildren, John Harvey Baker and Sarah Ann Baker. --- The body is at the Hoffman Funeral home but will be returned to the residence at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Prairie church with the Rev. C. H. Hiller of the Sweetland Methodist church and the Rev. B F. Pickering of the Pleasant Prairie church in charge. Burial will be in the Parr cemetery.


Name: EMMA LAVINA (HARRIS) BAKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, G Grandson, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 5:25 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 16, 1937
Mrs. Emma Baker Called in Death; Rites Saturday---- Mrs. EMMA L. BAKER , age 80 of 404 MacArthur Street, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter Mrs O.O. DONOHOO, 523 Monroe St. after an illness of three weeks with complications due to old age. She was born April 6, 1857 at Cedar Rapids and was married to THEODORE BAKER at Pleasant Prairie, Ia. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Baker went in a covered wagon to Delta, Cole. Mrs Baker returned to Muscatine 40 years ago following the death of her husband. Two sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are six children, GLEN BAKER, MRS MAUDE HARKER, MRS PEARL SCHAULAND, MRS RUBIE DONOHOO, all of Muscatine , and CALVIN BAKER, and MRS. MARY RUCKDESCHEL, both of Portland, OR, besides 12 grandchildren. The body is at Hoffman Funeral home where rites will be conducted Saturday, burial in Parr Cemetery.--- Additional information:---- Parents SYLVANUS HARRIS, ESTER M DANIELS----- Siblings WALTER, HATTIE (WIEDLE), CARRIE (McCLOSKEY) , GUSSIE---- Theodore Baker parents ANDREW BAKER, MARY JANE EATON----Source of Funeral Rites: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 19, 1937, page 3---- Mrs Baker Funeral Rites Are Observed--- Funeral rites for Mrs. EMMA L. BAKER , 80 , of 404 MacAurthur Street were conducted this afternoon at Hoffman Funeral church. The Rev. A----- Brandsteitier pastor of the United Brethren church officiated. Burial was in Parr cemetery near Pleasant Prairie. Mrs Harry H---- was solist at the service accampanied by Miss Eda Critz. Flower attendant were Miss Annie O'T---- and Mrs. Winfield Wells. Serving as pallbearers were RICHARD HARKER, FRANK VORWERK, O.O. DONOHOO, ------ BAKER, RONALD CONKLING, AND ALFRED BEACH.---- Additonal information from Al Harker G grandson, Davenport, IA.---- Richard Harker was her grandson--- Frank Vorwerk was her grand daughter Betty Harker husband---- O.O. Donohoo was son in law married to Ruby---- Emma Lavina Harris parents were Sylvanus Harris, Ester M Daniels of Cedar Rapids, Ia.


Name: FRANCES MARY BAKER
Submitted by: Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 24, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 25, 1921, page 8
Failing health of approximately three years ended in the death of Mrs. John Baker shortly before two o'clock this afternoon at her home 1863 Sherman street. She was one of Muscatine's pioneer residents, having made this city her home for almost half a century. She was seventy-five years of age. Mrs. Baker was the widow of an inventor who had 126 patents. Upon his death in Chicago seven years ago approximately 90 of these were being manufactured. While in Muscatine Mr. Baker established the Baker Manufacturing company, builders of steam boilers and various canning machinery. For years this was one of the best known enterprises of the city. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Baker gained considerable repute as a writer having contributed many articles to leading magazines and newspapers. She was formerly Miss Frances Mary Anshultz, born in Galva, Illinois, March 22, 1846. As a child she moved with her parents to Leavenworth, Kans. Her marriage to Mr. Baker took place in St. Louis, Mo., April 21, 1867. After spending a few years in that city they moved to Rock Island, shortly afterwards removing to Muscatine. To survive her Mrs. Baker leaves four daughters, three sons, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Only one daughter resides here, Mrs. Irma Baker, having made her home with her mother. The sons who mourn her demise are Paul and Norman Baker of this city and John Baker of Los Angeles, Calif.----- * "Info from Greenwood Cemetery "-----Frances Mary Baker is buried in Greenwood Cemetery with her Husband John.


Name: GEORGE BAKER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 11, 1911, page 2
GEORGE BAKER---- A FORMER TEACHER IN THE COUNTY---- He Later Went To Farming, Becoming One of the Best Known Men in Muscatine County----- George Baker, one of the bsest known residents of Muscatine county, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at his home, 914 Cedar street. He was in his sixty-third year, and death resulted from paralysis, with which he had been stricken last Friday. Mr. Baker was a retired farmer and moved in from the country about a year ago. Funeral services will be conducted at the late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. L. M. Grigsby, of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery, and the Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. George Baker was born in Perry county, Ohio, March 14, 1848. His father died in 1852, and in 1854 the mother with her two sons, John and George, moved to Iowa, locating in Muscatine county. He began teaching school when about twenty years old, and continued for about ten years in his home community, being one of the successful teachers of his time. In 1878 he quit teaching to devote his time to farming, locating in Lake township, of which he was a substantial resident until he moved to Muscatine in November, 1909. On November 14, 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Rice, who, with the three children, the daughter Myrtle and son, Warren, at home, son Roy residing on the home farm, and one grandchild, survive him. There are also living, one brother, John Baker, residing in the city; one half-sister, Mrs. Charles Will, of this city, four half- brothers, Thomas Fletcher, of Cherokee, Kan.; Benjamin Fletcher, of Creighton, Neb.; Frank Fletcher, of Lake township, and William Fletcher, of Seventy-six township. Mr. Baker became a member of the High Prairie Methodist church in 1876, and affiliated with that church throughout the balance of his life.


Name: GLEN F. BAKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Nephew, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 2:00 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, December 11, 1961, page 6
GLENN F. BAKER , age 81, 804 East Sixth Street., died at 5:30 pm. Saturday (9 dec 1961) at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Mr. Baker was born June 8, 1880 Ouray, CO.., son of THEODORE BAKER and EMMA HARRIS BAKER. He had been married twice- to ALTA MACKLEY and BESSIE McTAVISH. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ina Nelson, Muscatine and sister Mrs. O.O. DONAHUE, Wilton.---- Addition information---- grand parents were SYLVANUS HARRIS, ESTER M DANIELS ANDER BAKER MARY JANE EATON---- siblings , CALVIN, MADUE (MRS ALFRED L HARKER), PEARL (MRS. SCHAULAND), RUBY (MRS DONAHUE), MARY (MRS RUCKDERSCHEL)----- Glen and daughter buried Parr Cemetery, Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine Co, Ia family plot.--- Ina died 12 June 1971----


Name: GUY E. BAKER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Feb 22, 1956)
Guy E. BAKER, 79, life resident of Muscatine county, died today at Bellevue hospital. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where arrangements for services are pending. Mr. BAKER was born April 11, 1876, in Muscatine, the son of Elijah and Carrie SUMNER-BAKER. His marriage to Pina STAPP took place in September of 1909 in Chicago. He was a member of the United Spanish American War Veterans. Surviving are one son, Robert BAKER, Aurora, Colo., four daughters, Mrs. Betty HOLCOMB, Nichols, Mrs. Rue SCHREIBER, Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Delpha RINGER, Isle of Pines, S.C., and Mrs. Beverly ABNEY, Louisville, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, two sisters and one brother. ------------- Services for Guy E. BAKER were held this afternoon at the Fairbanks chapel. The Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Blaesing, Mrs. Robert Holcomb and Mrs. Robert Stohr. Pallbearers included James Hadley, John Blaesing, Robert Stohr, John Loeb, John Wessels and Robert Bosch. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery, with military rites conducted at the graveside.


Name: HARRIET (FREEMAN) BAKER
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Nephew, Davenport, Ia.
Date Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 8:58 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 5, 1894
Death of Mrs. Harvey Baker---- Another Old Settler of Muscatine County Called Beyond the Dark River.------ Word comes to us from Pleasant Prairie, that Mrs. Harvey Baker died at her home in Fulton township, near Pleasant Prairie, yesterday, at 3 o'clock, of pleurisy. Her death was quite sudden and unexpected to her family and friends. The deceased had been in failing health all winter, but with the return of spring hopes were entertained that her health would be restored again. But alas for human hopes: about two weeks ago she took a severe cold, which developed a slight attack of pueumonia, but pleurisy set in and the enfeebled body gave up the struggle and succumbed to the inevitable. Thus the Master's sheaves of ripened grain are harvested one by one. Harriet Freeman Baker was born in June, 1823, and was consequently, about 71 years of age. In 1843 she was united in marriage to Mr. Harvey Baker, who survives her. Mrs. Baker came to Muscatine county, Iowa, in early day, being among the oldest settlers in the county. She is survived by her husband and five children: George and Cyrus, of Muscatine county, Frank and Mrs. Mallicoat, of Jasper county, and Mrs. Gatton. of Milburn, Iowa. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 o'.lock from the family residence in Fulton township.---- Addition information---- Harriet born and married in Indiana---- Mary E. Baker married George Gatton of Boulder, Montana---- Anna Baker married Thomas Mallicoat of Newton, Iowa


Name: MRS. HATTIE MAE BAKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:00 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 31, 1935
Death Summons Mrs. Roy Baker -------------- Brief Illness Proves Fatal to Life Long Resident of County ------ Mrs. Hattie Mae Baker, 52, wife of Roy R. Baker, a resident of Muscatine county all her life, died at 3:15 a.m., today at Hershey hospital after a short illness. Her home was on rural route No. 5. She was born in Muscatine on Feb. 28, 1882, the daughter of Cornelius and Eva Fry Herrick. Her marriage to Roy R. Baker occurred on Jan. 17, 1907. Mrs. Baker was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal Church and was president of the Aid Society of that church. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Eva Herrick; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence J. Boshart, of Ainsworth; two brothers, A. C. Herrick, Muscatine; and C. C. Herrick, Letts; one grandson, Robert R. Boshart, Ainsworth. One sister, Mrs. A. E. Cole, died 12 years ago. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there until Friday morning when it will be taken to the residence near High Prairie. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Fairbanks chapel by the Rev. W. H. Slack, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church and Dr. B. F. Schwartz, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: HAZEL B. BAKER
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Wednesday, November 21, 1973
HAZEL B. BAKER---- Services for Hazel B. Baker, 77, Fruitland, will be Friday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Funeral Home, Muscatine Burial will be in Island Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday. Mrs. Baker died Monday at Muscatine General Hospital. Hazel Goodwin was born in Galena, Ill. Her first husband preceded her in death. She married Hiram T. Baker in 1957 in Muscatine. Survivors include, her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Sylvia) Herlein, Bettevillke, Ill; sons, Weldon, Lloyd and Ivan Strause, all of Fruitland, and Ernie Strause, Monticello, Wis; 24 grand-children; 36 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bessie Yates, Max Creek, Mo.


Name: IRMA M. BAKER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 4 Nov 1955)
Rites were held today at the Fairbanks chapel for MISS IRMA M. BAKER, 84, whose death occurred Tuesday at her home, 164 Sherman street. The Rev. Lester Moore, pastor of the Park Avenue Methodist church, officiated. Pallbearers were Clayton Bosten, George Freers, Fred Lange and Clyde Houser. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MYRTA BAKER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Feb 22, 1956)
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the First Methodist church for MISS MYRTA BAKER, lifelong resident of Muscatine county, whose death occurred Saturday evening at Bellevue hospital. Miss BAKER had resided at 209 West Sixth street. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and it will remain there until Tuesday. ---Miss BAKER was born Aug. 4, 1879, in Lake township, the daughter of George and Alice RICE-BAKER. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood and served as secretary of the First Methodist church for 22 years.--- Survivors include one brother, Roy, and three nieces, Mrs. Lawrence BOSHART, Miss Roth Ann BAKER and Miss Alice Marie BAKER. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Warren G. BAKER.----------- Funeral rites for Miss Myrta BAKER were held today at the First Methodist church. Flower attendants were Mrs. Herbert Grebing, Mrs. Harry Webster, Mrs. Hazel Fishburn, Mrs. Elmer Steinmetz and Miss Opal Tanner. Pallbearers were E. J. Asthalter, Harold Brandau, Herbert Grebing, Elmer TeStrake, William Mull and Harry Webster. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: NORMAN GLENWOOD BAKER
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 5, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1958
Norman G. Baker, 74, one-time radio, doctor and a pioneer Iowa radio broadcaster, died Tuesday at Miami, Fla., where he had made his home in recent years. Death was due to jaundice. --- His body is to be returned to Muscatine for burial and is scheduled to arrive early Friday. It will be taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where arrangements for services are pending. --- Baker was a son of John and Mary Francis Baker and had spent a large part of his life in Muscatine. He is survived by two brothers, Paul Baker, Muscatine and John Baker of Los Angeles, a sister Mrs. Myrtle Plum of Iowa City and adopted sister, Mrs. Mabel Kerr of Mercedes, Tex., along with several nieces and nephews. Hw was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and four sisters. --- Baker was a colorful figure during his residence in Muscatine. He wore purple shirts and white suits and owned an orchid colored car in an era when black was the standard color for automobiles. --- He became identified with the radio broadcasting industry in the 1920s with station KTNT, later engaging in broadcasting from Mexico after his station license in Muscatine was suspended. He had engaged in a number of business enterprises, including the manufacture of calliophones, operation of a restaurant, gasoline station and in association with others of a cancer hospital. --- Baker ran for governor of Iowa on the Farmer Labor ticket in 1932 and unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for US Senator in 1936. --- His cancer hospital was eventually closed by state officials, and another was established in Arkansas and conducted for a time. --- The hospital led him into repeated court appearances before the hospital was closed. He was also involved in a federal court action with the American Medical Association, tried in Davenport, in which he was the loser. --- Baker moved to Arkansas in 1938. In recent years, he is reported to have lived on a three-story houseboat in Miami. He sought in 1946 to return to Iowa and establish a Baker Research Foundation but his request for approval of a non-profit organization to operate hospitals was turned down by the Iowa Secretary of state. --- Throughout his career he had contended he was unjustly treated by governmental authorities. In 1940 he was convicted at Little Rock, Ark., on a charge of using the mails to defraud in the advertisement of a cancer treatment. He served a four-year federal prison sentence.


Name: ROY RICE BAKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2002 4:57 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August, 1956
Roy Rice Baker Of Lake Township Called in Death ----------- Roy Rice Baker, 75, a life resident of this community, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at his home on Route 5 after a sudden illness. Mr. Baker was the son of George and Alice Rice Baker and was born Aug. 1, 1881, in Lake township. He married Hattie Mae Herrick Jan. 17, 1906, in Lake township. A retired farmer, he was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Church. For many years, Mr. Baker served as treasurer of the Muscatine County Beef Producers' Assn. and had been active in the affairs of the organization. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 31, 1935. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Boshart, Route 5; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. Lester Moore, pastor of Park Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.----- Note---he died Aug. 26, 1956.


Name: LEANDER BALDWIN
Submitted by: Mary Stickney
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:13 PM
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown, local newspaper, Iowa, Died December 2, 1897
Obituary-----Leander Baldwin was born in Wind(h)am county, Vt., Jan. 21, 1834 and died at his home in Atalissa, Dec. 2, 1897, aged 63 years, 10 months and 11 days. Comrade Baldwin was one of the earlier settlers of Atalissa, having come here in 1856, where he worked at the trade of carpenter until 1860, when he moved to Iowa township, Cedar county. He enlisted in Co. B, 35th Iowa Infantry, in 1864, and was with the regiment in all the hard-fought battles and long marches. He was an applicant for a pension for disability incurred in the army, but having no hospital record was rejected. In April last he made an application, and by the help of Congressman Curtis was granted one of $13 per month in June, receiving arrears and one quarterly payment. His sickness was long and lingering and was caused by his army service, no doubt. He lost his wife on the 14th of October last. He was the father of three children, who died in youth. He leaves two sisters and one brother. One sister was present when he died, one lives in California and it is not known at this time where his brother is. Comrade Baldwin was a good man in every sense of the word---kind and obliging, ever ready to do a good and benevolent act to a friend and neighbor. O.


Name: HENRY C. BALES
Submitted by: Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 25, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 21, 1933, page 1
DEATH SUMMONS HENRY BALES, 82 ----- End Comes at Home of Daughter; Funeral Will Be Held Sunday------Henry C. Bales, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence C. Rice, 506 Woodlawn avenue, about 7:30 a.m. today after an illness with a complication of ailments from advanced age. Mr. Bales was born at Richland, Ia., Jan.5, 1850. Mrs. Bales, who was Miss Mary Mintor, prior to her marriage, preceded him in death 20 years ago. Surviving are two sons and three daughters, Mrs. Rice, Mrs. W. G. Bridgman, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Evelyn Garton, San Francisco, Calif., Jay Bales, Minneapolis, and Fay Bales, Waterloo. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home on West Third street and will remain there for funeral services to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. B. F. Schwartz, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in the Keota cemetery.


Name: ALVINA J. BALL
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 6:28 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 23, 2005
Alvina Ball------ WILTON, Iowa - Alvina J. Ball, 102, Wilton, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Davenport Lutheran Home, Davenport. The Revs. Wayne Fredericksen and Clarence Pannier will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Linda Timmsen. Casket bearers are her grandsons, Robert Ball, Daniel Ball, Wayne Whitmer, James Ball, Brian Ball, Bernard Schwarz, Richard Ball and Christopher Ball. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Mrs. Ball was born June 24, 1903, in Yuton, Neb., the daughter of Frederick and Anna Utesch. She married Bernhardt "Ben" Ball on Sept. 20, 1922, in Riceville. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1983. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, and its Ladies Aid. She enjoyed her family and friends. She had a very strong faith and devoted her life to serving the Lord. She enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family and for people in need. She made many quilts and did tatting. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Schwarz of Davenport and Elnora Whitmer and husband Harold "Bud" of Muscatine; four sons, Carl Ball and wife Margaret of Ridge Manor, Fla., Elmer Ball of Portland, Ore., Allan Ball and wife Kathryn of Muscatine and Richard Ball and wife Anne of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Arnette Ball of Clinton; 27 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Frances Ball; a son, Harvey Ball; a daughter-in-law, Lenora Ball; a son-in-law, Calvin Schwarz; seven sisters, Bertha, Anna, Sophia and Frieda Utesch, Mary Harris, Louise Lubbert and Ruth Funte; five brothers, John, Henry, Fred, Louis and Paul Utesch; three grandchildren, Diana, Ellen and Dwayne Schwarz; and a great-grandson, Randy Schwarz. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: JOHN BALSER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; May 4, 1938)
Services for John BALSER, 74, a life resident of Muscatine county who died Sunday at his home, 106 Jefferson street, were conducted Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul McKinley. Mrs. Harley Smith, Mrs. W. J. Knight and Mrs. A. Kretschmar were flower attendants. Pallbearers were W. J. Knight, Arnold Kretschmar, Leo Huber, Hershel Harper, Fred Peters and Merle Aye. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: JOHN M. BALSER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Mon. Feb 27, 1939)
John M. BALSER, 82, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry GEIRSE, in Lake township. Born Sept. 19, 1856, in Buffalo, N.Y., he had lived in Lake township nearly all of his life. He married Margaret WIEGAND on March 25, 1880, in Muscatine. He was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist church.--- Besides the daughter, Mrs. Henry GEIRSE, survivors include a son, John P. BALSER, also of Lake township; four grandchildren, Gladys GEIRSE and Lloyd GEIRSE of Lake township, and Mrs. Kenneth OBERHAUS and Viola BALSER, both of Muscatine county, and a great grandson, Marvin OBERHAUS.--- He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary SCHMIDT-BALSER; his wife; three children, one sister, and three brothers. One brother died on Dec. 22, 1938.--- The body is at the George Wittich Funeral home and funeral services will be held there Tuesday with Dr. David I. Berger, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in the High Prairie cemetery.


Name: HELEN BAMFORD
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 28, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Thursday November 3, 1994
Helen Bamford, died early today, Thursday November 3, 1994 at her home, 1923 Orange street. Services will be held at 1p.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bloomington Muscatine Friends cemetery. Helen was born November 16, 1902 in Muscatine, a daughter of Frank B. and Mary Dietrick Bamford. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include special friends, Jessie Quandt; Mary Zoller and family and George Michael and family, all of Muscatine. Her parents and a sister, Ida Houseman, precede her in death.


Name: JEAN CAROL BANKHEAD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa(written in ink; 12-11-66)
MISS JEAN CAROL BANKHEAD, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben BANKHEAD of Bidwell road, died Sunday at University hospital, Iowa City. Funeral services will be. at St. Mathias church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.--- Miss BANKHEAD was a messenger at the H. J. Heinz company before her illness. She was born her Dec. 15, 1946, the daughter of Ben and Betty VORWERK-BANKHEAD. --- Surviving are her parents; a brother, Tom BANKHEAD, Davenport; a sister, Mrs. John (Mary Beth) HOOPES, Muscatine, and a grandmother, Mrs. Anna VORWERK, Muscatine. A sister, Judith Ann, is deceased.---------- (written in pencil; 12-11 - 12-13-1966)-----A Requiem Mass for Miss Jean Carol BANKHEAD, was held Tuesday morning at St. Mathias church. Father J. J. Lenoch was the Celebrant of the Mass. Pallbearers were Arthur Causey, Carson Schwandke, Rodger Legg, and E. E. Seyb. Burial was at St. Mary’s cemetery under the direction of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: ALBERT H. BANKS
Submitted by: jiwelsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 6, 2004, page 5A
Albert Banks----- ALEDO, Ill. - Albert H. Banks, 87, Aledo, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. The Rev. Michael Kincaid will officiate the services. Private burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Banks was born April 11, 1917, in Geneseo, Ill., the son of Thomas and Orpha Santee Banks. His first marriage was to June Beutler. He later married Frances Hyett Dec. 19, 1970, in Moline, Ill. He received his education from Muscatine schools. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1978, where he was employed as a machine tool operator. His memberships include the American Legion Fallerans Post 121, Aledo, the Muscatine American Legion and the NRA. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid outdoorsman and outstanding woodcarver. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Ray Banks and wife Sandra of Muscatine; a daughter-in-law, Pat Banks of Livermore, Calif.; stepsons, Claris Hyett of Granite Falls, Wash., Lennis Hyett of Aledo and Larry Hyett of Van Cleave, Miss.; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Icel Strabala of Mesa, Ariz., and Mildred Boyd of Fort Mill, S.C.; and a brother, William Werner of Oskaloosa. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas; three brothers; and two sisters.


Name: IRENE LOUISE BANKS
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Dated Submitted: March 30, 2010
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 23, 1988, pg 4A
Irene L. Banks, 57 formerly of 1906 Houser St., died Friday at the Muscatine Care Center after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Riley Funeral Home with the Rev claude Moreland of Aledo, Ill., officiating. --- The body is at the Riley Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. --- The daughter of Linzy and Susie (Ellen) Blake, she was born April 17, 1931, at Muscatine, and was a lifelong resident here. The former Irene Louise Blake was married to George Banks in 1953 in Muscatine. --- She is survived by one brother, Albert Wayne Blake, Kansas City, Mo., and one sister, mrs. Florine H. Hampton, Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, her parents, one sister and one brother. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Name: JACQUELINE M. BARCLAY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 26, 1996
JACQUELINE M. BARCLAY, 58, 1911 Tipton Road, died early today, Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Lt. Gerald O'Neill of the Salvation Army will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Barclay was born June 9, 1937, in Iowa City, a daughter of Charles and Vivian Beatty McDaniel. She married John H. Barclay on Sept. 24, 1955, in West Liberty. Survivors include her husband, John; son, Steven J. Barclay of Minneapolis, Minn.; son, Douglas J. Barclay of Muscatine, and grandson, Brayde John; daughter, Kay Bunch of Muscatine, and grandsons, Kevin and Kristopher Bunch; daughter, Mrs. Randy (Laurie) Dierickx of Grandview, and granddaughters, Falynn, and Kiffany Payton; her mother, Vivian Faulkner of Muscatine; a brother, Kenneth McDaniel of Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Curtis, and Darlene Ruggles, both of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers, Bill and Jim, and one sister, Margaret.


Name: JULIA LETITIA BARCLAY
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 6, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal and News – Tribune”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 20, 1937 pg 11
Last rites for Julia Letitia Barclay, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Boiler, on rural route 5, Wednesday, will be held at Friday afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. W. H. Slack, of Mediapolis, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. L. C. McDonald. Burial will be in the High Prairie cemetery.


Name: SARAH AMANDA BARCLAY
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 18, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal and News – Tribune”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 27, 1928 pg 14
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Amanda Barclay were conducted this afternoon at the High Prairie Methodist Episcopal church. Burial was in the High Prairie cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Frank, Fred, Clarence, Lindley, Austin and Wendall Hoopes.


Name: LEWIS BARDITT (BURDETTE)
Submitted by: Webmaster for Donna
Date Submitted: December 26, 2000
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 5, 1857, page 3, volume II, No. 158
STILL ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE---- Lewis Barditt, another of the old settlers of this place, died at his residence in this vicinity, of lung fever, Tuesday. He located here, with his brothers, Thomas and Humphrey; as early as 1835. Thus one after another of the "old settlers" who braved the hardships of pioneer life at this place are passing away. Within a year past from this date six of our citizens who located here previous to 1840 have "gone the way of all the earth." How solemn and impressive is the warning to those who remain, (and to all of us,) in the contemplation of this fact! "Be ye also ready."


Name: CORA BARGER
Submitted by: Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 25, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, July 12, 1934, front page
Mrs. Cora Barger Called in Death------Former Muscatine Resident Succumbs at Home of Daughter in Eldon------Mrs. Cora Barger, a former Muscatine resident, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Teufel, Eldon Ia., relatives here were informed. Cora Lamar was reared in Muscatine and spent most of her life here, leaving about six years ago for Eldon where she has made her home since. She married A. J. Barger, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Teufel of Eldon, and Mrs. Claude Clark of Palmdale, Calif., and two brothers, John Lamar of Barron, Wis., and Frank Lamar of Muscatine. The body will be brought to Muscatine Saturday for funeral services which will be held at the United Brethren church, Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ETHEL MAE BARKER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 11-24-61)
Mrs. Ethel Mae BARKER, 71, of 525-1/2 Mulberry, died today at Riverview Heights nursing home. She was born Ethel STEWART, June 21, 1890, at Columbus Junction. She married Grover C. BARKER, Sept. 28, 1924. Mrs. BARKER was a retired laundry worker, and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church. Survivors include one son, Grover BARKER Jr. of Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Ernest HALL of Mobile, Ala.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one son. Funeral services will be held at Monday at the Fairbanks home for funerals. ---------(written in ink; 11-27-61)--- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae BARKER, were held today at the Fairbanks chapel. Rev. J. Arthur Eveland officiated. Pallbearers were Art Howe, Clifford Graham, Kenneth Powell, A. A. Arndt, Glen Gabbert and Bruce Ratcliff. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ruby Giessregan, Mrs. Margaret Chandler, Mrs. Thelma Strajack and Mrs. Hazel Kutcher. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN BARKO JR.
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 17, 1981
JOHN BARKO JR.-------Services will be held Tuesday in Omaha, Nebraska, for John Barko Jr., 68, Woodcliffe, Neb., a former Muscatine High School basketball star who died Saturday afternoon in Dodge Memorial Hospital, Freemont, Neb. The services will be at the Troia & Meyer Funeral Home, S. 13 th St., Omaha. Burial will also be in Omaha. A son of John and Florine M. Barko Sr., he was born June 21, 1913 in Muscatine and lived here until graduating from the University of Iowa. He married Beverly Roland in 1940 in Kahoka, Mo. As a Muskie, Barko was known as " Long John " and led the Little Six Conference in scoring and was an all-state center. The 1931 Auroran yearbook said " Barko will go down in the basketball history of Muscatine as one of the best athletes she has ever produced." Barko went on to play basketball at the University of Iowa and then played pro ball with the Bendix Corp. until going into military service. He was an engineer with the U. S. government and later served as an engineer with the city of Omaha until his retirement. Surviving are his wife; one son, Gary M. Barko, Omaha; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Cantigilia and Mrs. Pamela Simmons, both of Woodcliffe, Neb.; and three grandchildren.


Name: MRS. ANNA M. BARNARD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; 1949 May 30)
Mrs. Anna BARNARD, 1603 Mulberry avenue, died Sunday at Bellevue hospital following a heart attack she suffered earlier in the day. The body was taken to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there pending funeral arrangements.
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 31 May 1949)
Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna M. BARNARD, 91 whose death Sunday, will be conducted Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Dr. Joseph Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The daughter of Lewis and Barbara SCHAFER, she was born on Jan. 16, 1858, in Lancaster, N.Y. She had made her home in Muscatine for 86 years. Her husband, Edward BARNARD, preceded her in death. Mrs. BARNARD was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include a brother, Sam SCHAFER, of Wapello; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Van CLEEF, Guthrie Center, Ia.; a daughter-in-law , Mrs. Edward G. BARNARD, Wilmington, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Earl HILL of Muscatine, Ralph BARNARD of Riverside, Calif., and Kenneth BARNARD of Wilmington, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one daughter and several brothers and sisters.


Name: HAZEL MICHAELS BARNARD
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Hazel MICHAELS-BARNARD, 98, 2498 Mulberry Ave., died Friday at Muscatine General Hospital. A private prayer graveside service will be Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. William Runaas Jr. of Grettenger, Iowa will officiate.--- The former Hazel MICHAELS was born May 17, 1890 in Horton, Kan., to Willoughby Otwell and Sarah Ellen MORRISON-MICHAELS. She had lived in Muscatine for most of her life. Her marriage to Glen F. BARNARD took place June 20, 1912 in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church were she was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Esther Circle. She and her husband had operated the former BARNARD Jewelry Store for many years.--- Survivors include a son, Robert M. of Green Valley, Ariz.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1961, one son, one great-grandchild and two brothers.


Name: REBECCA RUPP BARNARD
Submitted by: Nicky Eickerman
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 9:45 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS TRIBUNE", Muscatine, IA., Tuesday, November 1, 1904
" Spirit Enters Other World"--- Mrs. Rebecca Barnard passes to golden shore.--- Death came after two weeks illness--Funeral will be held, Monday afternoon from First Baptist Church--Exemplary Life. At the home of her son, Thomas Barnard, 307 West Third St. at 1:45 o'clock PM, Saturday, occurred the death of Mrs. Rebecca Barnard, wife of the late John Barnard, aged 76 years and 19 days, death coming after two weeks illness with typhoid-malaria fever. Mrs. Barnard had been ill since returning from a visit to relatives and the fair at St. Louis, and though the best of physicians, aided by tender nursing of loved ones, was always in attendance upon her, the disease refused to yield to treatment and at the hour noted she calmly sank to rest, the end coming peaceful, this mother in Israel passing away without fear of death, but in the spirit in which she uttered her last and favorite words, "I have fought a good fight; I have finished by course; I have kept my faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at the day." With the prayer of her pastor, Rev. Judson Kempton, fervidly uttered for her soul, this loving and devoted mother, surrounded by her loved ones, returned to the God who have her life, and rest eternal came as a crowing glory of a life well spent. Mrs. Rebecca Rupp Barnard was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in Bemont Co. that state on October 10, 1828. When 18 years of age, she became the bride of John Barnard, the young people being united in marriage at Zanesville, Ohio, on October 1, 1846. Eight years later, in 1854, when this country was in an undeveloped state, the family came to Iowa and to Muscatine, settling in Bloomington Twp. on the fine farm now owned and occupied by their son, Edward Barnard. This was the family home for many years, and here the husband and father, John Barnard, one of the most highly respected, residents of the county, passed away four years ago. Since his death, the mother had made her home in this city, for the past year at the home of her son, Thomas. During their residence here the family was always known as one of the first in the county. With her husband, Mrs. Barnard endured the inconveniences of pioneer times, but most of her life was spent in comfortable circumstances. Mrs. Barnard was known for her many good qualities. She early united with the First Baptist Church of this city, and was always one of its most consistent members. her home life was ideal. She was a very sunny and happy disposition, looking always on the bright side of life and not allowing the little vicissitudes to cause her much annoyance. Thus in her last years, she maintained that sweet temper and kind disposition that enabled her to be a devoted wife and mother and a loving admiring friend of children, of whose companionship she never tired. Kind, patient, always wanting to help another, charitable and generous to a fault, the memory of her countless acts of Christian prompting will always quicken the heart pulse of those who were the recipients of these things, or objects of these ministrations. She is gone, but not forgotten; the memory of her beautiful Christian character will forever serve as an example for those who knew and loved her. Those who are left to mourn the death of Mother Barnard; are the five sons, all of whom were present when the White Angel came to bear her away. These sons are: William of Chester, Ill; Thomas of this city; Edward of Bloomington Twp.; Albert of East St. Louis, and J. Carl, of this city. One daughter, Lillie is deceased. Many grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Barnard is also survived by five brothers and two sisters, these being George Rupp of Elliott, Iowa; Mrs. Remembrance Morford of Seattle, Wash.; David and Nathan Rupp of Pottawattomie Co. Iowa; Mrs. Sydney Smith of Elliott, Iowa, and John and Charles Rupp of Washington, Iowa. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church; Rev. Kempton conducting the service.


Name: LLOYD BARNES
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, July 28, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Friday, June 9, 1967, page 11, issue # 135
LLOYD BARNES-----WEST LIBERTY----Lloyd Barnes, 75, 500 1/2 North Spencer Street, died at noon Thursday in Mercy hospital in Iowa City, following a lingering illness. He was born June 26, 1891, in West Liberty, the son of Byron and May Ellsey Barnes. On May 16, 1916, he married Zelina Mackey. Mr. Barnes was a member of the West Liberty Methodist church, the IOOF, the Past Noble Grands of the IOOF, the South Prairie Grange, Farm Bureau and the Knights of Pythias. Barnes was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife; one son, Walter, Leland, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Laughlin, West Liberty; one sister, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Rockafellow, West Liberty and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the West Liberty Methodist church with Rev. Harland T. Gant officiating. Burial will be at the Oakridge cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by the IOOF.


Name: JOHN M. BARNET
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 6, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, November 17, 1948
Rites Held for John Barnet at Lutheran Homes Funeral services for John M. Barnet, 39, who died Tuesday at the Lutheran Homes, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Homes, with the Rev. Elmer Nicholson. superintendent in charge. Burial was in the Lutheran Homes cemetery. --- Mr. Barnet was born Oct. 10. 1850, in Germany, the son of John and Chrescentia Hippa Barnet. and lived here about 16 years. He never married. No relatives survive. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.---- Submitters’ note: Burial at Lutheran Homes Cemetery.


Name: CHARLOTTE A. BARNHART
Submitted by: Gary James
Date Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2001, 10:55 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Death date is: Monday, July 25, 1966
Wilton----Charlotte A. Barnhart, 79 died Monday at 8:20 PM at her home at 415 East Third Street, Wilton, of lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 3, l886, in Fayette, Co. (Iowa), the daughter of Hiram and Katherine (Siglin) Seamons. She had been a resident of Wilton for 50 yrs. And a former resident of Clinton. She married Urban Barnhart May 24, l909, in Clinton. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the United Church of Christ. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Viona) DeBord, San Diego, CA. Mrs. Jack (Lola) Willis, Tacoma, WA. And Mrs. Raymond (Ileta) Sambdman of Davenport; 11 grandchildren and l8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28 at the Griffith Funeral Home in Wilton with Rev. Homer Perry officiating. Interment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery.----Additional info from "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", wilton, Iowa, Thursday, July 28, 1966, page 5----Pallbearers are Ronald Taylor, Craig Sambdman, Clair Edwards, Clarence McKillip, Marvin Paarman and Paul Jaecques.


Name: INFANT BARNHART
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., April 19, 1904
The infant child of Edward Barnhart, of near Wilton died this morning and will be buried Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The services will be held at the Bloomington church. Internment will be made in the Bloomington Cemetery.


Name: MAUDE E. BARNHART
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 1, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, IA., Thursday, April 6, 1967, front page, volume 34
MAUDE BARNHART RITES WEDNESDAY----Funeral services for Maude E. Barnhart, 57, were held at Gill Memorial Home Monday afternoon, April 3 with Brother Verlin Chipp, pastor of the Church of The Nazarene, Bettendorf, officiating. Mrs. Barnhart died at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport, Friday afternoon following a lengthy illness. Pallbearers were Bob Fulton, Richard Yeater, David Hoxsey, Harry Fulton, Melvin Crable, and Jack Hoxsey. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery, Wilton. Born Sept. 17, 1909 at Washington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitey Boyd. A former resident of Davenport, she had lived in this community one year. She married Herschel Barnhart in 1931. Survivors include three sons, Herbert and Charles of Dayton, Ohio, and Richard of Davenport; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Dorine) Crable and Jean Barnhart of Davenport, and Mrs. Lester (Barbara) Fulton of Wilton; two brothers, Chas. and John Boyd, both of Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Stage, also of Ohio. Fifteen grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister and a son.


Name: URBAN JAMES BARNHART
Submitted by: Webmaster for Gary James
Date Submitted: Friday, January 19, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton, IA., March 24, 1927, front page, volume 32
SLEET STORM CAUSES ONE FATAL ACCIDENT IN WILTON-----The sleet storm which hit this part of Iowa Saturday night was indirectly responsible for one death here. The power and light circuits and local telephone lines were badly crippled by the storm and City Engineer George Kanoff with a number of men worked Sunday in an effort to restore service. While working near the Elizabeth Mahanna residence when a pike pole or a part of an electric line pole, fell, striking Urban Barnhart upon the head. The men realized that Mr. Barnhart was seriously injured and Dr. Mason was immediately called. The injured man was taken at once to his home where he received the best attention possible. The injury was fatal however and Mr. Barnhart passed away Monday morning. Urban James Barnhart was born at Toronto, Iowa, August 10, 1882. He was married to Miss Lottie Seamons, May 24, 1910 at Tipton, Iowa. To this union eight children were born, six of whom survive their father, Viona, Virgil, Nona, Lola, La Verta and Ileta. Mr. Barnhart was injured Sunday, March 20 and died Monday morning, March 21, 1927. Besides his widow and children, Mr. Barnhart leaves to survive him his father, Blake Barnhart of Toronto, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Rogers of Toronto, Mrs. Pearl Martin of Tipton and Mrs. Inez Skinner, of Massilon and one brother, Wm. Barnhart, of Oxford. The family have made Wilton their home for the past twelve years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. at Wilton. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Grace Reformed Church with the pastor, Rev. Joseph Newgard, officiating. Interment in Oakdale cemetery. Members of the lodge acted as pall bearers--------In the next week's newspaper, March 31, 1927, front page, there was the following: CARD OF THANKS----We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the kind sympathy and help extended to us at the time of the death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Irvin Barnhart and Family.


Name: DR. MILTON A. BARR
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 23 April 1955)
Private services are being held today at Des Moines for Dr. Milton A. BARR, 86, former Muscatine resident, whose death occurred Friday at the Warford Nursing Home, Des Moines. The body is to be cremated and ashes returned to Muscatine for interment Monday at Greenwood cemetery. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.--- Dr. BARR was born May 30, 1868, at Craftbury, Vt., the son of Andrew and Mary OVERMAN-BARR. he came to Iowa in 1882. After attending Dexter Normal school, he taught a country school near Adel in Dallas county. Later he attended the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo., graduating from the school early in 1901. Dr. BARR engaged in the practice of osteopathy in Muscatine for a number of years.--- His first marriage was to Laura WRIGHT and they were the parents of one son, Robert. Her death occurred in 1908. He was married to Miss Anna McDOUGALL in 1911 and she died May 25, 1941.--- Dr. BARR was a member of the First Presbyterian church. He had been affiliated with the Masonic lodge since 1892, and was past master of Iowa Lodge No. 2, A. F. and A. M. Survivors include the son, Robert, and two grandchildren, Robert N. BARR and Mrs. R. W. O‘BRIEN, all of Des Moines.


Name: CAPT. CHARLES F. BARROWS
Submitted by: Angela Hill Schulz
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2000 9:35 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 28, 1926
CAPTAIN BARROWS CALLED BY DEATH--- SUCCUMBS AT AGE OF 87 AFTER--- TWO WEEKS ILLNESS---- Formerly Piloted Own Boat to Bur- lington and Davenport Hauling Passengers and Freight---- Capt. Charles F. Barrows, 87, for many years pilot of his own boat, hauling freight and passengers to Davenport and Burlington from Muscatine, died at the home of his son, George Barrows, 507 Schiller Street, at 5:15 last evening, after an illness of about two weeks. Captain Barrows was born in Meggs (Meigs) County, Ohio, and came to Muscatine in 1851, 75 years ago, and has made his home here since that time. He purchased one of the largest gasoline launches available about 35 years ago, the “Emma B.” and for many years piloted the boat down the river to Burlington and up the Mississippi to Davenport with freight and passengers. For the past 10 years the boat has been inactive, the captain making his home on the boat, which was moored on the bank of the Mississippi in South Muscatine near the Maple Grove road. Boat Has Sunk. The “Emma B.” has also been conquered by time, sinking slowly since Captain Barrows’ occupancy ended, until it now rests on the bottom of the river near the bank with the water up to the windows of the cabin. Captain Barrows married Emily J. Browning at Muscatine in 1859. She preceded him in death eight years. Four children were born, three of whom survive. They are Edwin, who lives just across the river in Illinois, Albert of Everett, Wash., and George of Muscatine. A great many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. No funeral arrangements have been made. The body was removed to the Meyers Funeral Home but will be returned to the home of George Barrows at 507 Schiller Street, later today.


Name: EDWARD (EDWIN) BARROWS
Submitted by: Angela Hill Schulz
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2000 9:35 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 25, 1944
Edward Barrows of Muscatine, aged 81 years, died at a Moline hospital at 5 a.m. today after 12 days of illness. Death was due to complications due to his advanced age. He was born here on June 16, 1862, the son of Charles and Emma Browning Barrows, and spent his entire life here. He married Ida Fine in Muscatine in 1892. Surviving are his wife, one son, Clarence Barrows of McCausland, Ia., a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Lund of Davenport, a brother, George Barrows of Muscatine, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home and rites will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MRS. EMMA JANE BARROWS
Submitted by: Angela Hill Schulz
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2000 9:35 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27, 1918
ISLAND WOMAN-- DIES AT HOME----- Today at noon occurred the death of Mrs. Emma Jane Barrows at her home on the Muscatine Island. The deceased was seventy-five years of age, having been born in Pike County, Ill., on October 28, 1842. When about four years of age, she came to Muscatine with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Browning, and has made her home in this county since that time. In the month of July, 1859, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Barrows. Thee deceased is survived by her husband, four children, Mrs. Alvina Reynold of this city, Edwin in the state of Illionois, Bert in Minnesota, and George of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. H.S. Hubbard of this city, Mrs. Jarvis of Kansas, two brothers, Maxwell of Idaho and George of the Muscatine Island. No funeral arrangements have as yet been made, pending word from out-of-town relatives.


Name: GEORGE (JACK) BARROWS
Submitted by: Angela Hill Schulz
Date Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2000 9:35 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 22, 1968
George (Jack) Barrows, 100, of Rt. 5, Muscatine, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital. He had been in failing health the last two years. The son of Charles F. and Emma (Browning) Barrows, he was born Oct. 29, 1867 at Muscatine, and had been a life resident here. George Barrows married the former Lillie D. Libhart, June 24, 1895 at Muscatine. He had been a riverboat captain and builder, having built the Emma B. and the Bonnie Bell, paddle-wheel, Mississippi river boats. Survivors are one son, George R. Barrows, Las Animas, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Grace) Bryant, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Laura Hill, route 5, Muscatine; eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister, and two brothers. Funeral services held at the Riley Funeral home with Rev. Chris Von Holten in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: EDITH BARRY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 12-27-67)
MRS. EDITH BARRY, 78, 2902 Mulberry, died Wednesday at Muscatine General hospital. Mrs. BARRY was a stockholder and member of the board of directors of the Barry Company of Muscatine, manufacturers of button - making machinery. Her husband, the late John C. BARRY, was secretary of the company when he died in 1946. Mrs. BARRY, the former Edith HARRISON, was born May 24, 1889, at Alton, Ill. She was married Feb. 11, 1908, to John C. BARRY.---- Surviving are three sons, John N. BARRY of Sunnyvale, Calif., Edward L. BARRY of Muscatine, and Harrison J. BARRY of Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Evelyn) KAUTZ of Davenport, Mrs. Lawrence (Florence) QUINN of Des Moines, Mrs. Charles (Irene) MEERDINK and Mrs. C. (Phyllis) RHODES, both of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Services will be announced later.------------ (written in ink; 12-30-67)------ Funeral services for Mrs. Edith L. BARRY, 78, were held Saturday at St. Mathias church. Rev. Thomas Doyle officiated. Pallbearers were Barry MEERDINK, John KAUTZ, Robert Jehring, Henry Newman, Albert Schwab and Ivan Toyne. Altar boys were Joe Rauch, Bernard Wingerter, Andy McElwee, Pat Healey and Ricky Brecht. Interment was at St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: HARRISON J. BARRY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 7, 1998
Harrison J. Barry, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at his home, 2908 Mulberry Ave. Services will be Friday, at St. Mathias Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Hoenig officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with a joint military service conducted by the American Legion and the V.F.W. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. He was born on Nov. 11, 1922, in Muscatine, the son of John C. and Edith Lorene Harrison Barry. He attended the University of Iowa Premedical School. He married Geraldine L. Ostrander on April 27, 1947, in Muscatine. Mr. Barry was a member of St. Mathias Catholic Church and was past member of the Elks Lodge No. 304 and the V.F.W. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Southwest Pacific, where he was a surgical technician with the 13th Air Force. He was a co-owner of Barry Manufacturing. The company invented the automatic button machine and numerous other machines which are on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Ann Barry of Muscatine; and two sisters, Phyllis Rhodes of Muscatine and Florence Quinn of California. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife in 1971, two brothers and two sisters.


Name: MRS. HARRISON J. BARRY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 3, 1971
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Mrs. Harrison J. Barry , 2900 Mulberry Ave. Father George Six and Father Vincent Walsh will conduct the funeral service. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Barry, a life resident of Muscatine, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at Muscatine General hospital, after complications of an extended illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1920, at Muscatine, the daughter of Delmar and Grace Becke Ostrander. She was married to Harrison J. Barry, April 27, 1947, in Muscatine. Mrs. Barry was a member of Trinity Episcopal church. She is survived by her husband, Harrison J. Barry; one daughter, Pamela Ann Barry, Muscatine; four brothers, Robert Ostrander, Anchorage, Alaska, Richard Ostrander, Houston, Texas, James Ostrander, Hershey, Penna., and William Ostrander, Charleston, S. Carolina; and her mother, Mrs. Grace Ostrander, Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father.


Name: INFANT DAUGHTER BARRY
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen
Date Submitted: May 31, 2015
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, 9 June 1911, page 4
INFANT DAUGHTER DIED YESTERDAY---The Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Barry, Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon.--- The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee. C. Barry, residing on. the old Horton home on the five mile drive passed away yesterday afternoon. Death came after an Illness of only two weeks, and although the little one was very sick death was not expected. The child was born on June 16th, 1910. The funeral services will be held Saturday, with Rev. F. J. Leonard, in charge; Interment will be made at St. Mary's cemetery. ------- Submitter’s note: The Muscatine Journal, Saturday, 1 July 1911, page 4 has listed in the Deaths for the month of June 1911 is Mildred Bernice Barry.


Name: OLIVER J. BARRY
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 25, 1967
Oliver J. Hartman , 75, of Grandview, died Wednesday at the Poage nursing home at Wapello. Mr. Hartman had been a resident of Muscatine most of his life. He was born here Sept. 15, 1891, the son of George and Mary Kurriger Hartman. Mr. Hartman was married March 25, 1914, in Muscatine, to Luella (Dottie) Fridley. He had been employed for many years at the H. J. Heinz Co. plant. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Luella Hartman of Grandview; three sons, Melvin Hartman of Nichols, Cyral and Clarence Hartman, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Herbert of Sacramento, Calif., and Charles of Muscatine; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Services will be conducted Friday at the Fairbanks chapel, with Rev. Walter Vesterfeldt of Grandview in charge. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ROBERT K. BARRY, SR.
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 10 Oct. 1957)
ROBERT K. BARRY Sr., 68, well-known industrialist here for 35 years, died at Wednesday at Muscatine General hospital. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Requiem high mass will be held Saturday at St. Mathias church with the Rev. Martin Manning officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. ---- The son of Patrick J. and Susan C. KEYPS-BARRY, he was born Jan. 18, 1889, at Muscatine. His marriage to Mildred KURIGER took place here on Nov. 10, 1919.--- Mr. BARRY was associated with the Barry Co. on East Fourth street for 35 years and served as vice president of the Barry Mfg. Co. from 1939 to 1942. He headed the Barry Mfg. Co. as president from 1942 until June 30, 1947, when he resigned because of ill health. He served as director of the Central State bank and was a past member and president of the 33 club. Mr. BARRY was in military service during World War I and was a member of the American Legion. --- Survivors include his wife; three sons, Patrick BARRY, Sterling, Ill., Robert K. Jr. and Richard BARRY, Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. James KLEIN, New Hampton, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FIERLIEN, Muscatine; and the grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: MRS. JOHN BARTENHAGEN
Submitted by Mary E. Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 5, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 20 Feb 1952)
Funeral services for Mrs. John BARTENHAGEN, who died Wednesday morning at Bellevue hospital, will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Veron Overturf, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church, will be in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. HENRY BARTHOLOMA
Submitted by: Denise Darting and Norma Rogers
Date Submitted: August 4, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 28, 1959
MR. HENRY BARTHOLOMA---- Wilton --- Rites are planned Thursday at the Runge chapel, Davenport, for Mrs. Henry Bartholoma, 67, of Davenport, a former resident of Wilton, who died at Mercy Hospital, Davenport. The Rev. Mr. Ehlers will officiate. Burial will be at Oakdale cemetery, Wilton. The former Alice Struck of Davenport, she was married to Mr. Bartholoma in 1911 and he died in 1953. Her home at Davenport was at 511 Madison Street. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. W. Johannsen, Wilton; one brother, Theodore R. Struck, Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Anna Siem, Davenport; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Name: C. A. BARTLETT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary:” THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL” Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 30 Nov 1950)
Death Occurs At Bowling Green---C. A. BARTLETT, former manager of the J. J. Heinz Co. factory in Muscatine, died at his home at Bowling Green, O., Wednesday, according to word received by friends here.---Mr. BARTLETT, who had been with the Heinz firm for 36 years, retired about 1936 and had lived at Bowling Green since his retirement. --- He served as manager of the Muscatine factory for a period of about 10 years starting about 1908, friends here recalled. From Muscatine he was transferred to the management of the Heinz plant at Bowling Green, where he served until his retirement.


Name: ELIZABETH M. BARTLETT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 15 June 1955)
Mrs. Elizabeth M. BARTLETT, 88, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Grace M. OLIVER, 316 Walnut street. The daughter of David and Mary Ann McILRAVY, she was born Dec. 3, 1866, at Riceville, Ia. She was married to Charles BARTLETT. She was a member of the First Congregational church.--- Surviving in addition to the sister are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph TORNEY, Rocky ford, Colo.; two brothers, Frank McILRAVY, Seattle, Wash., and David McILRAVY, Everett, Wash.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. The body will be taken to the Bradley Funeral Home at Riceville, and burial will be at the Riverside cemetery. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: MRS. JULIA BELLE BARTON
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 31, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, March 31, 1945
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Belle Barton, 88, of 1317 Oregon street, were held at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairbanks chapel with the Rev. David M. Funk of Grace Lutheran church in charge. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery with the Hoffman Funeral service in charge. Singers were, Evelyn Church and Irene Beitz with Miss Eda Critz at the organ. Pallbearers were Joe Baker, Walter Hartman, Harry Barton, Virgil Hesford, Elmer Beitz, and Phillip Wagner. Flower attendants were, Mrs. Virgil Hesford and Marie Rand.


Name: CARNELIA J. BARTSCHER
Submitted by Bev Gerdts (of no relation)
Date submitted: January 28, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1995
Walcott – Cornelia J. BARTSCHER, 75, died Thursday July 13, 1995, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport. Services will be Monday at the Lacock-Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. Burial will be at the Durant Cemetery.--- Survivors include one daughter, Janet Freyermuth of Adel; and four sons, Michael of Columbus Neb., Lawrence of Bettendorf, James of Slater, and William of Walcott.


Name: ANNIE BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 17, 1931
Death Summons Mrs. Batchelor – End Comes after Three Weeks’ Illness; Funeral Services Thursday. --- MRS. ANNIE BATCHELOR, wife of Captain E.A. Batchelor, died at her home, 509 East Front street, this morning. She was 82 years old. --- Mrs. Batchelor was born June 21, 1848. She came to Muscatine in 1891 and had since made her home here. She was married to Eugene A. Batchelor in Wisconsin. Her parents, Anthony and Susan whetstone Huddleston, died many years ago. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Lionel and Benjamin, both of Muscatine. --- Funeral services, arranged by Fairbanks Home for Funerals, will be conducted at the Friends church on Thursday afternoon by the Rev. Viola Smith. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: BENJAMIN A. BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday June 24, 1985
Benjamin A. Batchelor, 99, died Sunday at the Muscatine Care Center. Services will be Tuesday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. The Rev. Clyde Hartman will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. --- Mr. Batchelor was born June 11, 1886, at Winona, Minn., a son of Eugene A. and Anna Huddleson Batchelor. He married Pearl Rose Townsend, in September of 1910 at Muscatine. He worked as a self-employed welder. --- Survivors include one son, Leo Batchelor, Tuscon, Ariz.; four daughters, Lucille Strause and Jeanette Stroughmatt, both of Muscatine; Elsie Barnes, San Mateo, Calif.; Jean Bugge, Waukegan, Ill., 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.


Name: REV. BIRDIE V. BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday May 23, 1930
The Rev. Miss Birdie V. Batchelor, 54, for 23 years as evangelist and pastor of the Friends church, died at Hershey hospital Thursday night after a short illness.--- Miss Batchelor was born in Fenton, Wis., Feb. 29, 1876, the daughter of Eugene A. and Anna Huddleson Batchelor. She came to Muscatine 37 years ago and had made her home here almost continuously since. --- For a short time she lived in Story county and in 1913 served as county recorder of that county. She later served a short time as secretary of the Muscatine Welfare association. She was a member of the Muscatine Ministerial association. --- Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Lonel I. And Benjamin A. Batchelor, both of Muscatine. --- The body has been taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Services will be held Sunday afternoon. The Rev. M.T. Mendenhall of Oskaloosa, evangelistic superintendent of the Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends churches will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. Miss Viola Smith, pastor of the local Friends church. Burial is to be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: CHARLES C. BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 14, 1935
Rites Held for Accident Victim – Man Killed Near Buffalo Identified as C.C. Batchelor, Muscatine. --- Funeral services for Charles C. Batchelor, Muscatine man who died as result of injuries when struck by a hit and run driver near Buffalo on Highway No. 61 early Tuesday morning, were conducted at the Friends church here at 3 p.m. today by the Rev. George Evans, pastor and the Rev. Miss Viola Smith, of the Buffalo Friend church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.--- Mr. Batchelor was first identified as George Gasped but later Muscatine relatives identified him as Charles Batchelor. He had gone to Davenport Friday with his brother-in-law, Bob Varney and had disappeared. Later he registered at the Moline camp as George Gasped, Davenport officials said. --- Mr. Batchelor was born in 1867 and had spent most of his life in Rock Island, being employed as car carpenter and safety appliance man by the Rock Island lines. Eleven years ago he came to Muscatine to make his home with relatives here. --- Surviving are one sister, Inez E. Batchelor, who is doing evangelistic work in Indiana; an uncle, E.A. Batchelor; two cousins, Lonnie and Ben Batchelor, and an adopted sister, Mrs. Bob Varney all of Muscatine. --- Pallbearers at the services were Louis Herwig, Millard Mills, Raymond Bates, Fred Evans and Benjamin and Marion Batchelor.


Name: EUGENE A. BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 27, 1941
Capt. Eugene A. Batchelor, colorful river figure in this section of the country for some 75 years, died at the home of Hugh B. Holcomb in Blue Island, Ill., today. He had attained the age of 94 years. His home here was a t 509 East Front street. --- Even the infirmities of his advanced age failed to keep the well-known riverman from his favorite diversion, plying the Mississippi river. He spent his summers here, but had been going to the Holcomb home for the winter months for several years. --- Capt. Batchelor came with his mother from Michigan in a covered wagon. He had made his home in numerous cities along the river, residing here since 1892. He worked first as an operator on floating rafts, before the days of the steam driven boats. He earned his title of captain on several small boats which plied the waters in and around Muscatine. For many years Capt. Batchelor operated boat liveries here and piloted many small craft up and down stream, particularly in the Upper Mississippi regions. --- He was a member of the Friends church and an honorary member of the Muscatine Power Boat club. Surviving are on son, Ben Batchelor; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body will be brought to Muscatine by the Fairbanks Home for Funerals Tuesday. Arrangements for rites are indefinite. (Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.)


Name: REV. INEZ BATCHELOR
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
The Rev. INEZ BATCHELOR, who served as a Friends minister for more than 30 years, died at the Boone hospital at Boone, Ia., this morning. Miss BATCHELOR had served as pastor of the Friends churches at Muscatine and at Buffalo for a number of years. A graduate of Penn college at Oskaloosa, she taught school in Drury township, Ill, before beginning her services as a minister. She had made her home in Indiana and at Boone, Ia., for the past 10 years. Her parents were Bryon S. and Nancy HUDLESON-BATCHELOR.--- Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Robert J. VARNEY, Sr., of Muscatine and a cousin, Ben BATCHELOR, also of Muscatine. Her parents and three brothers preceded her in death. The body will be brought from Boone to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home early Saturday. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.--------------Funeral services for the Rev. Inez E. BATCHELOR, a former pastor of the Friends churches at Muscatine and Buffalo, who died Friday at Boone, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home. Pastors officiating were the Rev. Guy Hunting, the Rev. Viola Smith and the Rev. Leslie McCarger. Flower attendants were Miss Della Varney, Mrs. Bonnie Varney and Mrs. Betty Korthaus. Pallbearers were John McCaffrey, George McCaffrey, Bernell Bower, Levi Odell, Bob Schmidt and Fred Evans. Honorary pallbears (as typed in the Obituary) were Jake Stellrecht, Louis Herwig and Millard Mills.


Name: LONEL IVAN BATCHELOR
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 8, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday December 16, 1938
LONEL IVAN BATCHELOR, 57, died at his home, 509 East Front street, Thursday after a three day illness, following a heart attack. --- Born March 4, 1881, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Captain Eugene and Anna Huddelson Batchelor. He had lived in Muscatine since 1892 and for a number of years has been associated with his father, Captain Batchelor, in boating activities on the Mississippi. --- He was a member of the First Friends church. Survivors include his father; one brother, Ben Batchelor, both of Muscatine and several nieces and nephews. --- The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Services will be Sunday afternoon at the First Friends church. The rev. William Kitch, pastor of the First Friends church will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MRS. PEARL (SKOLNIK) BATEMAN
Submitted by: Eleanor B. McCleary, for B'Nai Moses Jewish Cemetery
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 2, 1946
Mrs. C. Bateman Death Occurs at M. Skolnik Home----- Services for Mrs. Pearl Skolnik Bateman, 46, of Dearborn, Mich. formerly of Muscatine whose death occurred at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of her father Max Skolnik, 608 East Fifth street, were held Sunday at the residence. Burial was in the B’Nai Moses cemetery. The Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home directed arrangements. Mrs. Bateman had been visiting at the home of her father for the past six months. Her death followed an extended illness with complications. The daughter of Max and Celia Glaststein, she was born here on Aug. 24, 1900 and was married to Clyde Bateman on April 15, 1923 at Detroit Mich. Survivors are her husband of Dearborn, Mich., her father, one brother, Sam Skolnik and three sisters, the Misses Anna, Rose and Edith Skolnik, all of Muscatine. Her mother preceded her in death.


Name: THOMAS BATES
Submitted by: Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 25, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 21, 1919
THOMAS BATES DIES AT DAUGHTER'S HOME------ Thomas Bates, for many years owner of a popcorn stand at the American bank corner, Second and Sycamore streets, died unexpectedly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Sinkler, six miles west of Davenport this afternoon. Mr. Bates had gone to Davenport Saturday evening for a short visit with his daughter. Death was caused by heart trouble, with which he had been bothered for some years. He was 79 years old, and was born in England. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, Frank Bates, who is now in France, and, several other children. The body will be brought here for burial.----- * Info from Greenwood Cemetery". He is buried in Greenwood in a single grave and his name is listed in the records as Thomas Healey Fowler Bates. He was interred on the 23rd.


Name: JAMES HENRY BATTEY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: October 29, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., July 19, 1887
A great shock came to the city this a.m. at the announcement of the death of James Henry Battey. No one had heard of his illness. Many remembered seeing him in his usual spirit Saturday. Mr. Battey died this a.m. at 6 o’clock….James Henry Battey was born in Starksbury Vermont May 28, 1852. He came west with his father in 1855 and had been a resident of Sweetland and Muscatine for the last 13 years. He was a partner of his brother Wm. E. Battey in the jewelry, music and sewing machines business. The store one of the best known and most popular places to trade in the city. He was called to mourn the death of his wife about five years ago and he leaves no children. His father and partner-brother and a younger brother and sister comprise the mourning family. The funeral services are appointed for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Congressional church. The burial will be in the Friends cemetery in Bloomington. (Paper in cut off can not read the rest)


Name: ALBERT JOHN BAUERBACH
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Last rites will be held Tuesday at the Fairbanks chapel for Albert John BAUERBACH, 90, who died Sunday at his home, 1019 Hershey avenue. The Rev. Neil Parmer, pastor of the Mulford Congregational church, will be in charge of the services and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.--- Mr. BAUERBACH was born Dec. 21, 1861, in Muscatine, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth SCHAEFER-BAUERBACH. His marriage to Marie FAULKNER took place June 5, 1895, in Muscatine. He was a retired carpenter and was a pioneer button man.---- Survivors include his wife; five sons, Albert F., of Indianapolis, Ind.; F. J., D. A., and C. J., of Muscatine, and R. G. of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Miss Harriet BAUERBACH, of Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Catherine B. KARIGAN of St. Michaels’, Ariz.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters and one brother.


Name: MRS. ANNA DETTHOF BAUERBACH
Submitted by: Webmaster for Kay
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, June 12, 1959, page 12
Mrs. Anna D. Bauerbach-----Mrs. Anna Detthof Bauerbach, 88, who had made her home with a sister, Mrs. Amelia Wigim, at 1103 Cedar street, died at 1 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 22, 1870 at Muscatine, being a daughter of Henry and Magdalena Gabel Detthof, and had been a resident here for 70 years. For a time her home had been at Winslow, Ariz. She was married to George Richard Bauerbach at Muscatine June 27, 1894. Mrs. Bauerbach was a member of the Mulford Congregational church and the Lady Elks. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Wigim, now of Stockton, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" BAXTER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2005 7:50 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 18, 2005
Elizabeth 'Betty' Baxter------ BURLINGTON, Iowa - Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Baxter, 84, Burlington, formerly of Morning Sun, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at the home of her granddaughter in Burlington. The Rev. Scott Smith will officiate the services. Mrs. Baxter was born Sept. 4, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Fredrick W. and Nola America Young Horn. She married Kenneth D. Baxter on Sept. 20, 1944, in Canton, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1987. She was a 1939 graduate of New London High School. She worked with her husband at Baxter's Food Market, Morning Sun, and was a nursing aide at care centers in Mediapolis and Morning Sun for more than 20 years. She was a member of Morning Sun United Methodist Church, UMW and Royal Neighbors of America. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved helping people, crocheting and making afghans. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching T.V. and following sports. She was a great cook and loved her cat, Clancy. Survivors include two sons, Kent A. Baxter and friend Ruby Parsons of Muscatine and Allen W. Baxter and wife Vicki of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Connie J. Malcom and friend Marvin Sutton of Burlington; a stepson, Ronald W. Baxter and wife Marilyn of DeWitt; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and many great- and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. ------Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: ERNESTINA BAYER
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 6, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 4, 1915
German Woman dies - at Home in Island 3 Yrs.- Ernestina Dies at Old People’s Home - Awaiting Word From Children Texas As-To Disposal of Remains. - Mrs. Ernestina Bayer, a native of Germany, passed away yesterday afternoon at the German Lutheran Orphan's and Old People's home on Muscatine Island. Mrs. Bayer had been ill only a few days. Senility is assigned as the cause of her demis. --- Mrs. Bayer was born in Germany a number of years ago with her husband and resided in Texas. Four years ago she and her husband moved to the Old People's home here Bayer died soon after, Mrs. Bayer's survived by six children five of live in Texas and one in Germany. Word of the death has been sent to the children in Texas and the management of the home is now awaiting a reply in regard to the burial of the body. .---- Submitters’ note: Burial at Lutheran Homes Cemetery.


Name: JULIUS BAYER
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date submitted: August 6, 2009
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January. 12, 1912
Old People’s Home Inmate is Buried - The funeral of Julius Bayer, an inmate of the Old People's German Lutheran home, was held this morning from the home. The services were conducted by the Rev. Julius Doden of Wilton during the absence of Superintendent H. Relnemund, who is In Texas. Mr. Bayer had made the Old People's Home his place of residence only a few months, coming to this city from Texas. .---- Submitters’ note: Burial at Lutheran Homes Cemetery.


Name: WILLIAM H. BAYLES
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:29 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 21, 1971
WILLIAM H. BAYLES----- BETTENDORF--- William H. Bayles, 81, of Riverdale died Tuesday at the Americana Home, Davenport. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the McGinnis Chapel, Bettendorf. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. Born Feb. 9, 1890 in Muscatine, he was the son of Moses and Nancy Bayles. In 1946 he married Ruth E. Perkins in Muscatine. A member of the Odd Fellow's Lodge, Davenport and the Knights of Pythias, Muscatine, he was a retired electrician. He was a 41 year member of the Knight of Pythias, Muscatine, and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Davenport. Surviving are his wife; one step-son Morton Perkins, Muscatine; one step-daughter, Mrs. Adeline Norman, Coldwater, Mich., and six grandchildren. Visitation began at McGinnis Funeral Home today.-----Note---- For some reason he changed his last last name to Bayles when it should be Bailes.


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