Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: MRS. ELIZABETH DOBBS
Submitted by: Don Hengen
Date Submitted: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:55PM
Source of Obituary: Newspaper and date unknown
At Rest---- Mrs. Elizabeth Dobbs departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles S. McNichols at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, May 14, 1902, at the age of 87 years and three months. Mrs. Dobbs had been sick since about Easter from chronic gastritis and ailments incident to old age. Elizabeth Longstreth was born at Phoenixville, Pa., February 15, 1815, and on March 11, 1845, was united in marriage to Andrew Dobbs, who survives her. To them seven children were born, four of whom are yet living to comfort their aged father. They are Marion B. Dobbs of Creston, Iowa, Chester P. Dobbs of Clark, South Dakota, Mrs. C.S. McNichols of Momence, and Mrs. Anna E. Sinclair of Chicago. In 1845 Mr. and Mrs. Dobbs left their home in the east and settled on a farm near Muscatine, Iowa, where they resided until 1880. In that year they left the farm on account of advancing years and removed to Creston, Iowa, where they made their home until last fall when they came to Momence to reside with their daughter. Mrs. Dobbs was of Quaker parentage, and lived in that faith until her removal to Iowa, when she united with the Presbyterian church to the principles of which faith she consistently adhered through many years. Her early training instilled noble traits and a kind spirit into her nature that remained with her through her long life. Her thoughts were always fro the welfare and comfort of her children and those around her. During her late illness her sufferings were at times intense, yet she bore them with a remarkable degree of patience and christian fortitude lest her daughters be troubled and worried. She died as she lived--peacefully, falling asleep and slowly breathing her last. Short funeral services were held at the McNichols residence yesterday forenoon at ten o'clock, Rev. Higby of the Episcopal church officiating. The remains were taken to Muscatine, Iowa, on the 11:50 train for burial in the family lot at Melpine, Iowa, and were accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Sinclair of Chicago. Mr. Dobbs was too feeble to accompany them.


Name: GEORGE CLEVELAND DODGE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 29, 2003 9:17 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 29, 1944
George C. Dodge, Resident Here 50 Years, Dies---- George Cleveland Dodge, 56, resident of Muscatine for the past 50 years, died at the home of his sister, 109 Canon Avenue at 11 p.m. Tuesday. He had been ill a year with complications. The son of George W. Dodge and Nora I. Pursell Dodge, he was born at Pine Mill on July 8, 1887 and resided at Davenport before coming here. He married Aletha Saunders in Rock Island on Dec. 31, 1910. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a button cutter by trade. Surviving are his mother. Mrs. Nora I. Dodge of Muscatine; one brother, Warren N. Dodge of Muscatine, five sisters, Mrs. Lee Terry, Mrs. Clair Wright and Mrs. C. L. Curtis, all of Muscatine; Mrs. Perry Cooper of Blue Grass and Mrs. Earl Duncan of Livermore, Calif. His wife, father and two sisters preceded him in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home and rites will be held there Friday with the Rev. David M. Funk of Grace Lutheran Church in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MRS. NORA ISABELL DODGE
Submitted by: Kaye Strause
Date Submitted: Thursday, November 29, 2003 9:17 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., December 2, 1946
LENGTHY ILLNESS PROVES FATAL TO MRS DODGE, 85---- Mrs. Nora Isabell Dodge, 85, a lifelong resident of this community, died at 12:20 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.P. Cooper, at Blue Grass, where she had resided the past eight months. Death followed a year's illness. She was born July 12, 1861 in Muscatine county. the daughter of Sarah Hewitt Pursell and I.N. Pursell, and was married to George W. Dodge Feb. 22, 1883, in Muscatine. Mrs. Dodge was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Surviving was one son, Warren, of Muscatine; five daughters, Mrs. Earl Duncan, Livermore, Calif, Mrs. J.P. Cooper, Blue Grass; Mrs. Lee Terry and Mrs. Clem Curtis of Muscatine; Mrs. Clair Wright, Taneyville, Mo; one brother, Sherman Pursell, Portland, Ore; one sister, Mrs. Addie Wardall, Wichita, Kan; eighteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her husband, one son, two daughters and three grandchildren preceded her in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home where final rites will be conducted Thursday by the Rev. David M. Funk, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: KATE DODSON
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 4, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 25, 1911, page 5
KATE DODSON---- AGED WOMAN PASSES AWAY ------------ MISS KATE DODSON SUCCUMBS AT THE COUNTY FARM ------------ Was Inmate of Institutiion for Past Seven Years---Death is Due To Old Age ------------ The death of Miss Kate Dodson, for the past seven years or so an inmate of the county farm, took place this morning at three o'clock. Death was attributed to the complications resulting from old age, she having been more than four score years at the time of her demise. Miss Dodson was well known to many Muscatine people, and for many years made her home in a small cottage on Orange street between Third and Fourth streets, with her sister, Mrs. Newick, who passed away a period of about eight years ago. The funeral services over her remains were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Greenwood cemetery, the interment of the body being made near that of her sister. Dr. J. N. Elliott, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, was in charge of the services.


Name: ANNA DOERING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Aug 18 - 51)
Mrs. Anna DOERING, resident here for the past 65 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew SIBERHORN, 714 East Eleventh street today. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl DIECKMAN, she was born Aug. 9, 1881 in Strassburg (as spelled in the article), Germany. Her marriage to William C. DOERING took place in Muscatine on Feb. 12, 1900. --- Survivors are her husband, two sons, Rudolph and Emil H. DOERING, both of Muscatine; four daughters, Miss Hilda DOERING of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Andrew SILBERHORN, Mrs. John BARGER And Mrs. Harold AXEL, all of Muscatine. Seven grandchildren also survive. Her parents, one daughter, one son and a sister preceded her in death.-- The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home and will remain there for services Monday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. L. A. Stumme will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: DR. M. P. F. DOERMANN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Unknown, Monday, Sept. 12, 1955
Word has been received at the Lutheran Homes of the death of Dr. M. P. F. DOERMANN of Rock Falls, Ill. on Thursday. Funeral services for Dr. DOERMANNN were held today at the First Lutheran church in Blue Island, Ill. The Rev. L. A. Stumme, superintendent of the Lutheran Homes attended the services. Dr. DOERMANN is a former president of the Illinois District of the American Lutheran Church and lived in retirement for the past few years.


Name: MR. PHILIP DOERR
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 17, 2000
Source of Obituary: "WILTON REVIEW", Wilton, Muscatine County, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1882, page 3
Died----In Wilton, Monday, Nov. 20th, Mr. Philip Doerr, aged 71 years. Mr. Doerr emigrated to this country in 1837 with his family; and settled in Pennsylvania. At an early day he removed to Iowa and became a resident of Cedar County. He removed thence several years ago to the home in Wilton where he died. One daughter, Mrs. Crisman, died before him. Three daughters survive him--Mrs. M. G. Witmer, Mrs. J. B. Miller and Mrs. Theodore Port. Father Doerr had lived to see his children's children to the fourth generation. He had long been a consistent church member, in the German Reformed Church, but since coming to this state in the U. B. Church. The funeral services held on Wednesday in the Presbyterian Church, where Mr. D. had been a regular attendant for many years. His late pastor Rev. Mr. Smoke, followed by Rev. D. C. Bevan and J. W. Hubbard paid fitting tribute to the character of the friend and father who had fallen asleep. He was a good man, an affectionate husband and father, a warm hearted christian.


Name: ELIZABETH BARBARA DOLD
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 8, 1887
DIED.----- DOLD - At 4:35 a. m. Feb. 8th, 1887, MRS. ELIZABETH BARBARA DOLD, aged 61 years, 3 months, 5 days. Deceased was born In Tuttlingen, Wirtemburg, on Nov 3rd, 1822, came to Muscatine in 1849, and has resided here since. Her husband died in January, 1876. She leaves two children, Chas. J. DoId and Mrs. Wm. Weidling. She has been sick for over three months, and her death is attributable to an internal cancer. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the German Lutheran church, on Sycamore street, Rev, M. C. Fack, pastor.


Name: JACOB DOLD
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 21, 1876, page ?
OBITUARY. – Jacob Dold, an old resident of Muscatine, having been identified with its interests for the past twenty-five years, died at his home in South Muscatine, at 6 o’clock last evening, after a serious illness of only a day or two, though he had been in poor health some two years from a disease of the lungs and kidneys. Deceased was of German nativity, and was aged about 50 years. He had been engaged for many years during his residence in Muscatine in beer brewing and for two years, we believe, represented the First Ward in the City Council. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock to-morrow, from the Presbyterian church. Rev. A. Thomas, of the German Evangelical church, will conduct the services.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa----- The funeral of Jacob Dold from the Presbyterian church to-day was largely attended. The deceased was buried with Masonic honors, being a member of that order, and the Mechanics’ Aid Society, to which he also belonged, attended the funeral in a body.----Submitters' Note: Dold, Jacob: 16 November 1826 – 20 January 1876


Name: HENRY DOLLMAN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 10, 1947, page 10
Henry Dollman----Funeral services for Henry Dollman, custodian at the American Legion building here who died suddenly Saturday afternoon, were conducted today at the Riley Funeral home by the Rev. David M. Funk, pastor of Grace Lutheran church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Casketbearers were John McCullough, Harold Barnard, Murray Figg, Herman Zeug, G. E. Gabriel and Ray Grimm. Mary Riley was the soloist with Rose Fayle at the organ. Mr. Dollman was born on Dec. 10, 1880, in Muscatine and had spent his entire life here. He never married. Surviving are two brothers, Ernest and Harry Dollman, Muscatine; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Moots, Muscatine, and Mrs. Lucy Richardson, Davenport. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and one sister.


Name: CAPT. FELIX W. DORAN
Submitted by: Karen Migaldi
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 9:14 PM
Source of Obituary: "CATHOLIC MESSENGER", (not sure on name or date of newspaper), Wednesday, September 28, 1910
Captain Felix Doran. --------- One of Muscatine County's Pioneer--- Educators and Valiant Veteran Of Civil War---Passes to Rest After a Long and Useful Career.----- Wilton, Iowa, Sept. 28.---Capt. Felix W. Doran, one of the pioneers of Muscatine county, a long time educator and a stalwart veteran of the civil war peacefully passed to rest at 8 o'clock Thursday evening at his country home five miles southeast of Wilton. Capt. Doran had been ill with kidney trouble for the past six weeks but his condition assumed an alarming nature only during the past week. No resident of Wilton township stood higher in the estimation of the people than Capt. Doran. He was one of the early and successful teachers of the county and during the civil war bravely served his country throughout that long and sanguinary conflict in Company C, 35th Iowa Infantry and at many reunions of that famous regiment was a popular orator and commanding figure. Religiously decedent was an ardent and faithful member of the Catholic church. Felix W. Doran was born in County Wexford, Ireland, August 14, 1826. When six years of age he came to America, locating at Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1832. Later he came west to Iowa and Muscatine county, in 1856. When the civil war broke out he enlisted to fight for the preservation of the Union in Co. C, 35th Iowa. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Patterson in 1871. Nine children were the issue of this happy union, eight of whom survive, one son having passed away twelve years ago. The children who, with their mother, mourn his death, are the following: Miss Anna, Miss Mayme and Mrs. Henry Angerer, Dr. John Doran, of Rock Island, Felix, James, George and Gratton Doran at home. One sister, Mrs. Catherine Cogley, of Hastings, Neb., also survives. The funeral took place Monday morning with requiem services at St. Mary's church. Right Rev. Monsignor Ryan, rector of St. Mary's church, Davenport, an old friend of the deceased, celebrated a High Mass of Requiem and the pastor, Rev. M. Kirkpatrick pronounced the final absolution. In spite of the rain the funeral was largely attended. The boys of the G.A.R. were out in a body to pay their last respects to their old comrade of 61 to 65. The following comrades acted as pallbearers: Hubert Patton, Mark Allen, S.H. Wise, Ab. Kelley, Conrad Hucke and Chas. Curtis.


Name: FELIX W. DORAN
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 29, 2004
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 13, 1976, page 10
FELIX DORAN---WILTON--Funeral services for Felix W. Doran, 94, Wilton, were held Friday at St. Mary's Church, Wilton. Father William V. Snell officiated. Mrs. Loretta Hansen was the organist and Vern Koppenhaver and Hank Dusenberry, ushers. Pallbearers were Leo Budelier, Henry Angerer Jr., Robert Budelier, Pete Bermel, William Bermel and John Bermel. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine, under the direction of the Griffith Funeral Home, Wilton. Mr. Doran died Tuesday at his home near Wilton.


Name: ANNE M. DOTY
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 13, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, January 27, 1999
ANNE DOTY-------Muscatine--Anne M. Doty, 92, formerly of 2715 Lucas St., died Tuesday, Jan 26, 1999, at Muscatine Care Center. Services will be Friday at the St. Mathias Catholic Church, 215 W. Eighth St. The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Care Center. Mrs. Doty was born on April 17, 1906, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Benkins Lansing. She married Floyd B. Doty on Sept. 4, 1924, in Rock Island, Illinois. She worked at Thatcher Plastics, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the St. Mathias Church all of her life, she was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose, she was an avid volunteer at Muscatine General Hospital for many years. She had been involved in the Ministry of Praise through the Church. She enjoyed making afghans for many family members and friends. Survivors include two sons, Jack Doty and his wife JoAnne, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tom Doty of Muscatine; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert ( Betty ) Doty of Park Forrest, Illinois ; Eight grandchildren, Deborah, Lisa, Lori, Christopher, Sarah, Brandon, Eric, and Kyle; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild expected in July, and cousins and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Floyd on Nov. 11, 1979, one son Robert Doty in 1995, four sisters and one brother.


Name: CLARENCE J. DOTY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 24 June 1950)
Funeral services for Clarence J. DOTY, 83, who died at Bellevue hospital Tuesday morning, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home with the Rev. Vernon Overturf, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church, in charge. Pallbearers included Frank Courtney, Fred Meyn, Sam Boruff, William Umlandt, Dan Troxel and Clarence Carter. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MILTON DOTY
Submitted by: June Brewer Welsch
Date Submitted: May 28, 2003 8:14 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 27, 1947
Milton Doty, 83, Goes in Death;---- Rites Tuesday --------- Milton Doty, 83, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 419 Houser street following an illness with a complication of ailments due to advanced age. He was born in Rock Island county, Ill., on May 31, 1803, the son of Wiley and Elizabeth Gregg Doty, and had made Muscatine his home for 11 years. Surviving is one brother, N. E. Doty; Davenport. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where services will be conducted Tuesday by the Rev. David M. Funk pastor of the Grace Lutheran church. Interment, will be in Greenwood cemetery.---- Note from June Brewer Welsch: he died 26 Jan. 1947


Name: H. DOUGHERTY
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: December 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa July 23, 1890
Died – At his home in South Muscatine, 510 Second street, July 23, 1890, at 11 a.m. H. Dougherty, aged 64 years, 6 months and three days. Deceased was sick only nineteen hours and his death came like a shock to his relatives. He had resided in Muscatine for forty-two years and was well and favorably known. During the late rebellion he enlisted to the 30th Iowa and served with credit to its close. --- He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death, viz: James H., of this city, Mrs. Wm Hunter, of Brush Prairie, Washington, Mrs. W. Johnson, of this city, and Charles Dougherty, of Cedar Rapids. --- The time of the funeral has not been fixed as yet.


Name: JOHN B. DOUGHERTY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 13, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, January 29, 1903, front page
COL. JOHN B. DOUGHERTY DIES-----End Game While Well Known Citizen was Walking on Iowa Avenue This Morning.----APOPLEXY PROBABLY CAUSE OF HIS DEATH----Had Been Complaining for Some Time, But a Moment Before He Was Stricken Appeared About As Usual--Born in Muscatine Nearly Sixty Years Ago and Spent Whole life Here--Has But One Relative, a Brother in California.----Without a moment's warning, while walking up Iowa avenue at 9:15 o'clock this morning, Col. John B. Dougherty, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Muscatine, fell to the sidewalk and without a word passed away. It is believed that the cause of death was apoplexy. The body was tenderly picked up and carried into Schaefer's laundry, where a carriage was called and it was removed to Mr. Dougherty's late home, 415 E. Front street. It will be kept there until word is received from his brother James Dougherty, of Bakersfield, Calif. A telegram was sent him early this morning, advising him of his brother's death, but at the time of going to press an answer had not been received from him. Arrangements for the funeral will not be made until instructions are received from Mr. Dougherty.----Lived Alone.----For several years Colonel Dougherty has lived alone in his residence on Front street, sleeping in the house and taking his meals at an up-town restaurant. He was in the habit of arising about 8 o'clock and coming up town, but this morning he was somewhat later than usual. It was about 9 o'clock when Mayor McNutt, who was walking up Second street, met him, and he remarked that he had had a very bad night, that his heart was troubling him. Otherwise he seemed in about the same spirits as usual, and at the corner of Second street and Iowa avenue, left Mayor McNutt and started up the avenue.---The Fatal Moment-----He had just stepped up to the door of Schaefer's laundry with the intention of stepping inside and giving some instructions regarding his laundry when suddenly there came a look of agony in his face, and throwing up both hands, he sank to the sidewalk.----Assistance at Hand.----Messrs. James Coriell, O. S. Bird and George Malone were passing that point at that time, and quickly ran to the stricken man's assistance. At this time Constable L. M. Woods came up and he together with the former gentlemen carried Mr. Dougherty into the laundry office and physicians were sent for.----Physicians on Scene.----Drs. Morgridge and Norton soon responded, but death had claimed the man when they reached his side, and although they resorted to heroic measures, it was no use. Col. Dougherty never uttered a word after he fell to the sidewalk. The physicians pronounced the attack one of apoplexy, although they believed that a complication of diseases helped bring on the fatal stroke.----Body Removed.----As soon as it was seen that life was extinct, a carriage was called, and the body was removed to his late home, where loving friends will take charge of it until instructions are received from the brother in California.-----Was Well Known.----Colonel Dougherty was one of the best known men in the city. He has spent a lifetime here and was perhaps known personally to more people in the county than any other citizen. He was a most kindly man and every one who met him was at once his personal friend.----Was Single Man.----For the past year or so his life has been a lonely one, he having been a single man, and after his brother removed to California, he lived alone. He conducted a drug store at 120 East Second street, and while he did not make an active canvass for business he used the place as his headquarters and where he spent his time.----Store Has History.----The store has a history. It having been one of the first business houses to have been opened in Muscatine. It was called the Pioneer Drug Store, and was established in 1840 by the father of Colonel Dougherty. The business has been carried on ever since and one of the features of the Jubilee edition of the Muscatine Journal July 17 last was an article by Hon. John Mahin, telling of the sign which today stands over the place of business, and which was there when Mr. Mahin began the publication of the Journal fifty years ago.-----Obituary.-----Col. J. B. Dougherty was about fifty-seven years of age. He was the son of Jno. B. Dougherty, Sr., and Orpha (Matthews) Dougherty. He was born and resided all his life in Muscatine. He was never married. He gave close attention to his business, but was peculiar in his business methods and philosophy as well as in many other respects. But he was a careful and conservative business man. He had a large stock of general information and was more of a reader than would generally be supposed. When a boy, his favorite plaything was a drum, and his delight, a military parade, and his interest in military matters continued throughout his life. He followed the history of Muscatine boys in the service, either naval or military, with great interest. He was the personal friend of all of them, and he hardly ever forgot a name or a face or a circumstance connected with their history that he once knew. His memory of date and detail was little short of phenomenal. He was never, it is believed, in the actual service in any way, except as an aide on the staffs of Governors Larrabee and Jackson. He was a wit and humorist of pronounced ability, and exceedingly entertaining in conversation. He was of kindly disposition and had many friends, but when disappointed in a friend, the breach was not apt to be healed, for he would be unsparing in his sarcasms. He was peculiarly reticent as to some things, although so approachable. His peculiarities were plainly inherited through his mother from his grandfather, Hiram Matthews, well remembered by all the old settlers. A man of unfailing good humor, a staunch friend, an honest businessman, has been suddenly called and he will be sincerely mourned and missed by many friends.------"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 2, 1903, page 7------FUNERAL TOMORROW.----Remains of Col. John B. Dougherty to Be Laid to Rest.----Arrangements for the funeral of Col. John B. Dougherty have been concluded and according to the arrangements it will take place from Trinity Episcopal church at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. The services will be conducted by Rev. Beckerman, rector of Trinity church. These arrangements were made on receipt of a telegram from James G. Dougherty at La Junta, Colo., yesterday. He is on his way to Muscatine, and expected to have arrived here last night. The telegram however announces that he will not arrive until 10 o'clock tonight and directed that the funeral be arranged as above stated.


Name: JOHN P. DOUGHERTY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 13, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 25, 1902, page 5
OBITUARY.----John P. Dougherty.-----John P. Dougherty died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 912 West Third street. Mr. Dougherty had been afflicted with bronchitis for the past two years and to this ailment he finally succumbed. He was in his 72d year. Forty years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Eloise Harrington at the cathedral in St. Louis, Mo., and seven years later they came to Muscatine, where they have since resided. The deceased was a stonecutter by trade and for many years was employed at Sprague's marble works, Mr. Sprague being the designer of the soldiers' monument in court square. Mr. Dougherty was a native of County Sligo, Ireland, and came to this country when a young man and locating at St. Louis before coming to this city, where he lived, for thirty-three years and was highly esteemed. His widow and son, John J. Dougherty, survive. The funeral is to take place from St. Mary's church, of which he was a consistent member, on Monday morning at 9 o'clock.


Name: PHILO DOUGHERTY
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary
Date Submitted: December 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 21, 1851
Drowned. – Philo Dougherty, in company with two or three others, was on the Island, below this place, last evening, engaged in bringing some calves to shore, and in attempting to wade to land stepped into deep water and before assistance could be rendered, was drowned. The body was not recovered until an hour afterward. He was a young man much esteemed by all who knew him.


Name: GEORGE R. DOUGLAS
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for webpage
Dated Submitted: January 27, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 12, 1970
WEST LIBERTY-----Services will be held Tuesday at the Snider Funeral Home here for George R. Douglas, 77, West Liberty. Burial will be at North Prairie cemetery. Mr. Douglas died Saturday night at the Crestview Nursing Home, West Branch, after an extended illness. Mr. Douglas was a warehouse supervisor at the Rock Island Arsenal before retiring and moving to West Branch in 1959. He was born in Cedar County. He married Lillian Rummells at Davenport and she died in 1968. Survivors include a daughter, Louella Wood, Rock Island, and seven grandchildren.


Name: MRS. MARY J. DOUGLASS
Submitted by: Diane Lawson
Date Submitted: Friday, April 21, 2000 3:03 PM
Source of Obituary: (Unknown)
OBITUARY (1906): Mrs. Mary J. Douglass died, at her home on East Fourth street, West Liberty, Iowa, Wednesday morning, December 19th, aged 75 years and three months. She had expressed herself as feeling well and had slept well only a few moments before the end came. She was born near Flushing, Belmont county, Ohio, September 18th, 1831, and with the exception of two years, made her home there until 1890 when she moved to West Liberty, where she lived at the time of her death. She has been a widow since 1865, her husband, William Richie, having died in that year. Six children, four sons and two daughters, survive her, Harvey of Columbus, Ohio, Isaac G. of Holloway, Ohio; Albert L. of West Liberty, Iowa; Chas. H. of Kansas City, Mo.; Luella D. Mott of Forest City, Iowa; and Eva R. Mott of Miller, Iowa. There also survive her one sister, Mrs. Anna M. McCall of Belton, Mo., who was with her at the time of her death, and three brothers, John and David Chandler of Belton, Mo.; and Rev. Thomas Chandler of Belfast, New York. She had been an ardent Christian all her life, having been converted when in her teens and joining the Baptist church in which she was an active member until her marriage, January 20th, 1853, when she joined with her husband in the M.E. church at Flushing, to which society she continued to be an active worker untill her death. Of late years, being much alone, her greatest enjoyment was in her church and church work. Editors' Note: Submitter also included this information:This clipping was in my Grandmother, Lucile DOUGLASS WALTHER's, notebook and has no newspaper reference. I assume it is the West Liberty, Iowa paper. It is the obituary for her Grandmother, Mary Jane CHANDLER DOUGLASS. It does have the hand notation of "1906" written on it. Lucile was the only child of Albert Leroy DOUGLASS and Emma WYKLE DOUGLASS.


Name: TOM DOWDAL
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 26, 1976, page 8
TOM DOWDAL-------Tom Dowdal, 76, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at the Oakwood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mathias Church. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Tom Dowdal was born June 26, 1900, in Bloomington township, the son of John and Mamie Finnegan Dowdal. He was a life resident of the area. He was a member of the St. Mathias Church, VFW, served in the See Bees during World War II, and was a heavy equipment operator in road construction, retiring in 1965. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Brownsville, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.


Name: JOSEPH BENSON DOWNER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 8, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 8, 1911, page 6
J. B. DOWNER---- ESTEEMED CITIZEN DIES IN HOSPITAL----- J. B. DOWNER PASSED AWAY AT BELLEVUE EARLY TODAY---- Prominent Resident of the City dies in Seventieth Year----Was Patriotic Citizen---Funeral Thursday------ In the death of Joseph Benson Downer, which occurred at 1:30 o'clock this morning at Bellvue Hospital, Muscatine loses a citizen, not merely prominent, but one who enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of the entire county. The announcement of the decease of the well known gentleman was received with the deepest regret in this city and the surrounding country, where he was well known. Apoplexy was given as the cause of his demise by the attending physician. He had been suffering from a complication of ills of late, however, and for the last few days his condition was precarious. He was removed to the West Hill institution on last Friday, and at that time grave fears were entertained for his recovery. Until recently Mr. Downer had enjoyed excellent health and was unusually active for one of his age. Those who were deeply concerned regarding his illness, had hoped that the rugged constitution of the patient might hold up under the ills which affected him, but during the latter part of last week it was realized that his chance for recovery was slight.----- Enjoyed Respect----- There were few residents of Muscatine who enjoyed a large acquaintance, or more esteem from their friends than did Mr. Downer. Although for many years a prominent stock raiser, he at all times took a lively interest in the welfare of the community in which he lived, and while he never aspired for political office, still he defended those principles which he believed to be right, in a manner which illustrated his nobilityand strength of character. He was always an advocate for temperance, and in his political sentiment was an ardent supporter of the republican party.----- Native of Ohio----- Mr. Downer was the son of John A. and Elizabeth R. Downer, and was born in Stark county, O., on May 6, 1840. In 1845 when he was a lad of five years, he accompanied his parents to Iowa, and located in Des Moines county. Here he was reared to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools there. He fitted himself to become a teacher, and followed that profession for several years with success, but later went into the mercantile trade.----- Military Career----- Captain Downer also possessed a military career which was a most interesting one. In August 1836 he responded to the call for troops to put down the rebellion, and enlisted in the 8th Iowa Cavalry. He took an active part in all of the important conflicts in which that regiment participated during his service. In 1864 he was taken a prisoner by the Rebel forces and for two months was forced to witness the misery and squalor of the Andersonville Prison. When he regained his liberty he again joined his regiment with which he continued until the close of hostilities. In the final year of his service, Mr. Downer was commissioned Captain, and was detailed on Court Martial, and while serving in that capacity passed judgement upon some very important cases, among which was the trial of the distinguished French General Prince Salm at Atlanta, Ga. Upon returning from the war he was married at Northfield, Des Moines county to Miss Margaret A. Davis. The union was one of many joys and but few vicissitudes. The wife still survives and mourns deeply the loss of her almost constant companion of more than two score years.----- Moves To County------ Mr. Downer and family moved to Muscatine, where Mr. Downer conducted, for years, one of the finest stock farms in this part of the country. He was for a time one of the only breeders of the thoroughbred Angus Cattle, and his farm was one, modern in every respect. About eighteen years ago, he removed to the city of Muscatine and since that time has been retired. He and his family resided here continuously after their removal here, except for a period of a few years when they made Wilton ,Iowa their home. Mr. Downer has been for many years a member of the First Methodist church of Muscatine, and in his daily life, he exemplified the teachings of the Savior. He was an earnest and sincere Christian and brave soldier, a courageous fighter for those principles which he believed were right and just, and a valuable citizen, and the esteem and honor paid him were merited. He was dearly beloved by his family and besides his wife he leaves to mourn his departure, four children, who are, Mrs. George Parvin of this city, Mrs. A. Bruce Minear of Chicage, JohnT. Downer of this city, and Louis E., of near Ardon, Ia. The funeral will be held at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon from the family residence at 1478 Washington street. Dr. L. M. Grigsby, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church will conduct the obsequies, which will conclude with interment at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ANN DOWNEY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 13, 1897, page 4A
ANN DOWNEY------Ann Downey, 72, formerly of 906 Sycamore street., died Sunday morning at the Muscatine Care Center. Services are Tuesday at the Greenwood Cemetery Chapel. There will be a memorial service at the Muscatine Care Center. The Rev. Fritz Hudson will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood cemetery. There is no visitation. The former Ann Kochneff was born April 4, 1915 at Windson, Conn., a daughter of James and Paula Kochneff. She married John W. Downey in Chicago in 1937. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She had retired from the W. T. Grant Co. Survivors include one son, Ted Downey, Omaha, one stepson, Michael Downey, Guttenberg. two grandchildren, and one brother, Hank Kochneff of St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962, two sisters and two brothers.


Name: EDWARD K. DOWNEY
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 9, 2000
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 5, 1966, page 6
Funeral services for Edward K. Downey, 54, were held Saturday at the George M. Wittich funeral home with Rev. Norman Trolia in charge. Robert Reinsager was the organist. Flower attendants were Miss Ranelle Downey, Miss Roberta Downey and Miss Rosalee Downey. Pallbearers were Leonard Storr, Merle Bieri, Vaughn Sherman Powell, Neil Thirtyacre, Fred Thirtyacre and Robert Connor. Interment was at the Drury-Reynolds cemetery. Mr. Downey died Nov. 30 at his home in Drury Township, Ill.


Name: ELMER E. DRAHAUS
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:52 AM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 30, 1990
Elmer Drahaus------ Elmer E. Drahaus, 80, formerly of 1105 Nebraska St., died Sunday night at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at the Greenwood Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Charles Gannon officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Drahaus was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Muscatine, a son of William and Agnes Maeglin Drahaus. He had lived here his entire life. He married Leota Martins. He had worked at Roach & Musser, Mull & Sons and Beach Lumber. Survivors include a son, Lloyd of Ashley, Mo., a daughter, Evalyn Stubbe, of St. Elizabeth, Mo.: and two sisters Alberta Smit, of Muscatine; and Delores Heussner, of Davenport. Three brothers preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.-----Additional Info: 1930 Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA, census taken 8 April 1930; Elmer Drakos 20 born IA, father Germany, mother Germany; Leola F. Drakos wife 19 born IL, parents IL; Clarence L. Drakos son 3 months born IA.


Name: CLARENCE DRAHOS
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:41 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Friday, December 19, 1930
Death Claims Drahos Infant----- Clarence Drahos, 10 moths old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Drahos, 1202 Indiana street, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness with pneumonia. The baby was born here Jan. 20, 1930. Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of the Nazarene at 2:30 Saturday afternoon after services at the home at 2 o'clock. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. Note the name Drahos has been spelt several ways. In the 1930 census it was spelt Drakos, For his parents the name was spelt Drahaus.


Name: FRANK F. DRAKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
In Loving Memory of FRANK F. DRAKE Born August 11, 1890 – Died August 17, 1980. Services Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1980 at Musserville Methodist Church. Internment at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: GLADYS AMELIA DRAKE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: “___ TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 16 Feb 1943)
Mrs. Gladys Amelia DRAKE, wife of Atty. Frank DRAKE, 1023 Iowa avenue, died today at Bellevue hospital. The daughter of George and Emma TIMM-YOUNG, she was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and had been a resident of Muscatine since 1922. Her marriage to Atty. Frank DRAKE took place in Colorado Springs on Sept. 5, 1926. --- Mrs. DRAKE served as an instructor of English at Muscatine high school for two terms, from 1922 to 1924, and later was a teacher in the high school at Colorado Springs. Mrs. DRAKE Was a member of the Muscatine branch of the American Association of University Women, the Ethics club, the Twentieth Century club, the Fifty-Fifty club of the First Congregational church, and taught the Mary class of the First Methodist Sunday school.--- Surviving are her husband, one son, Richard, one daughter, Donna Jean, both at home, three brothers, Charles, Mortimer and Ralph YOUNG of Colorado Springs, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen BARE of Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Margaret JOHNSON of Central City, Colo., her mother, Mrs. Emma YOUNG of Colorado Springs, and one aunt, Mrs. F. H. LITTLE of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father.--- Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. ---------- (written in ink; 18 Feb 1943) --- Funeral rites for Mrs. Frank DRAKE were conducted today at the George Wittich Funeral home by the Rev. R. M. Shipman, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. HANNAH MARIAH EBERLING DRAKE
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April 18, 1928, page 8
Mrs. Hannah Mariah Eberling Drake-------Mrs. Hannah Mariah Eberling Drake, 84, died at her home, 208 Clinton Street, at 7:15 this morning after a two year illness of complications resulting from advanced age. Hannah Cross was the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth Cross and was born in Piketon, Pike county, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1843. When she was seven years old she came to Iowa with her parents in a covered wagon. The family settled near the Cedar River in Lake township, close to what is now known as the " White " bridge. She had resided in this city since 1885. She was married to John Eberling in 1860 and ten children were born to them, five surviving, Margaret Albrecht of Sweetland township, William, John, Elmer and Thomas of Muscatine. Five children preceded her in death. Elizabeth potter, Deley, Amanda, David and Clida Eberling. Mr. Eberling died Oct. 23, 1885, and she was united in a second marriage to Francis Drake, who died in 1921. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church. Nineteen grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive. Funeral services will probably be Friday afternoon at the home. The Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: RUBY ANN DROLL
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 24, 2004, page 5A
Ruby Droll------- HILLS, Iowa -- Ruby Ann Droll, longtime resident of Hills, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at her home. The Rev. Doug Cue will officiate the services. Burial will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery near Hills with military honors. Mrs. Droll was born in Cedar County, the daughter of C.R. and Pearl Frymoyer Hawk. She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1930, attended Muscatine Junior College, A. & M. College in Stillwater, Okla., and the State University of Iowa from 1947-49. She married Albert F. Droll Aug. 28, 1948, in Skokie, Ill. He preceded her in death March 10, 1975. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy as an officer at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. She has wintered for the past 21 years at her home in Mesa, Ariz. She was a member of the Sharon Center United Methodist Church, Hills Town and Country Club, charter member of the University of Iowa Athletic Club, a 50-year member of the West Liberty Royal Neighbors of America, Iowa City (Lady Elks) Club No. 590, Mercy Hospital Seniors, The Waves National and Waves local Five Seasons No. Unit 53 and the Walter Johnson Post No. 721 of the American Legion. Survivors include many relatives and friends. -------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: CAROLINE DRUMM
Submitted by: Webmaster for Kathy
Date Submitted: May 3, 2000
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 3, 1990, No. 105, Page 4A
Caroline Drumm, 89, services at the Riley Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul D. Williamson officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Vogel, Ralph Meerdink, Don Bekker and Tom Summitt. Vada Timm was the organist. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Drumm died Tuesday evening at Morning Sun following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 25, 1900, at Big Amana, Iowa, a daughter of Ed and Annie Leichnoering. For most of her life she had lived in Muscatine. The past nine years she resided in Morning Sun. She first married William Solbrig. Her second marriage was to Leonard King and later, in May of 1932 she married Peter Drumm. He died in 1961. She was a homemaker. There are no survivors. Several children and brothers and sisters also have preceded her in death.


Name: TED DRUMM
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 17, 1981
TED DRUMM-------Graveside services for Ted Drumm, 78, were held Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev Tony Nester officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Mr Drumm died Thursday in Rogers, Ark.


Name: MARGARET DRURY
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 28, 1891, page 4
DIED---At the family residence in Drury township, Ills., at 3 o'clock p.m. Dec. 26, 1891, of la grippe, MARGARET, wife of Eli Drury, aged 71 years. The deceased was born in Summit county, Ohio, and came to Illinois in the early pioneer days. She was united in marriage with Eli Drury March 24, 1846, at Buffalo Prairie, Ills., and had since lived a long and happy life with him. She was a woman of fine character and had many friends who will mourn, with the family, her loss. Besides the bereaved husband, five children survive. They are: Mrs Lissa Gault, of Pottawattamie county, Iowa; Mrs. Emma Ricketts, of Drury township, Mrs. Minnie Ricketts, of Marshall county, Iowa; William H., who resides at home, and Fillmore, of Kansas. The funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence. Rev. John Richards officiating. A large concourse of friends attended, and followed the remains to their last resting place.


Name: MARY J. DRURY
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, February 5, 1935, front page
Mrs. Mary Drury Dies Suddenly---Aged Woman Discovered Dead in Bed; Heart Attack Proves Fatal---Mrs. Mary J. Drury, 83, 105 Laurel street, was found dead in her bed this morning by a neighbor, Mrs. Kate Brogan, who had come to the Drury home to do some work. Mrs. Drury lived alone. Mrs. Brogan became alarmed when she could not arouse Mrs. Drury and informed a neighbor. They notified police and Chief W. E. Longstreth with Isaac Mahaffey entered the house after a key had been obtained. They found Mrs. Drury dead in her bed. Coroner W. S. Norton was notified and decided an inquest would not be necessary. He estimated Mrs. Drury had died about 9 a.m. A heart attack was given as the cause of her death.
----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, February 6, 1935, page 7
----Rites Arranged for Mrs. Drury---Services at Home and Residence to Be Led by Dr. D. I. Berger.----Last rites for Mrs. Mary J. Drury, whose death occurred Tuesday at her home, 105 Laurel street, will be conducted Thursday at the residence and again at the First Presbyterian church by Dr. David I. Berger, pastor. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. She was born in Union county, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1852 but had made her home in Drury township, Ill., until 1893 when she came to Muscatine. She was married to Eli Pullen in 1871 and he died in 1894. In 1898 she was married to Byron Drury and he died in 1919. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sarah Reynolds, Grinnell; two half-sisters, Mrs. Carl Witt and Mrs. James G. Britton, both of Rock Island; two step-sisters, Mrs. Winifred Gillett, Drury township, and Mrs. George Platt, Buffalo Prairie township. Three brothers and one half-brother preceded her in death. The Hoffman Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


Name: JOSEPH A. DUCHESNE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in ink; 1-20-66)
Joseph A. DUCHESNE, 76, of 965 Newell Ave., died Monday night at a nursing home at Ottumwa. Mrs. DUCHESNE had been a resident of Muscatine for 30 years, and formerly lived at Prairie du Chien, Wisc. He was born March 10, 1890, the son of Joe and Agnes La BONNE-DUCHESNE, at Prairie du Chien. He was married Aug. 18, 1936, at Quincy, Ill., to Goldie BURROWS. Mr. DUCHESNE was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the American Legion VFW, and Veterans of World War I. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Goldie DUCHESNE of Canton, Mo.; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary CALVER of La Grange, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday at Soldiers’ Field at Greenwood cemetery. -------- Graveside services for Joseph DUCHESNE, 83 (please note the age discrepancy in age from the first obituary)--were held at Greenwood cemetery Wednesday. American Legion chaplain Joseph Maher conducted the service, with Military rites by the VFW and American Legion. Pallbearers were Joseph Maher, William Hinkley, Lyman Fish and Calvin T. Rowe.


Name: HARRY DUKE
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 18, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 17, 1911, page 4
HARRY DUKE SHOOTS MAN ON STREET THEN SHOOTS SELF TO ESCAPE CAPTURE ------------ EAST SECOND STREET WAS THE SCENE OF EXCITING AFFAIR THIS MORNING ------------ MANY JOIN IN PURSUIT ------------ Harry Duke Visits Boarding House of Mrs. Ida Rhum and Fires at A. E. Conklin---- Later Sends Bullet Through Skull After Flight ------------ Returning from the boarding house, conducted by Mrs. Ida Rhum and located on Cedar street between Second and Third streets, from which he had been ejected less than an hour before, Harry Duke, a day laborer, who has resided in this city for about four months, shot A. E. Conklin, residing at 402 Mulberry Avenue, and then running east, flourishing the smoking revolver, ducking into an alley, and sent a bullet crashing through his skull. He is now lying at Hershey hospital in a precarious condition, not the slightest hope held out for his recovery. Conklin was shot in the left hand, the wound inflicted by the bullet being one of inconsequence.----- Occasions Excitement----- No event in recent months occasioned as much excitement as did the shooting affair of today. The shooting was witnessed by a number of persons and many others as they saw the fleeing man running toward them with the gun in view, were badly frightened. Cries of " Stop him," were unheeded but everyone joined in the pursuit, and the fugitive seeing the crowd following him, running from Cedar street, east on Second to Walnut, turned south and ran east in the alley toward Mulberry avenue. As several men appeared at the lower part of the alleyway, Duke stopped and pointing the gun against his temple, fired the bullet which will likely result in his death. He fell to the pavement, and in only a few seconds several hundred persons were crowding about the unconscious form. Blood was streaming from his head, and the appearance of the wound was such as to occasion a belief that his death would shortly occur. Chief of Police Hoffman took charge of the injured man, and rushed him to the Hershey hospital in an express wagon, which was near at hand. Drs. A. J. Oliver and F. L. Appel assumed charge of the case when the limp form was taken into the Mulberry avenue institution. It was found upon examination that the bullet had entered the right temple and plowing its way through the forepart of the skull came out above the left eye. His death is expected at any time.------ Was After Woman----- The Duke intended to shoot Mrs. Rhum, whom it will be remembered, lost two children, several months ago, when they died of asphyxiation in the home on Cedar street, is the belief of Mr. Conklin, who was shot when he refused to allow Duke to enter the boarding house. Conklin was present earlier in the morning when in the dining room of the boarding house, Mrs. Ruhm told Mr.Duke that she did not desire that he remain about the premises any longer, and Conklin also took part in the ejection of the boarder. Conklin declares that Duke threatened the woman then, and states when he returned an hour later and attempted to enter the place, he stopped him. Conklin was standing with Louis Voss, another boarder, on the outside of the place, when Duke came up the street. As he turned and started to advance toward the door, he, according to Conklin, asked if Mrs. Rhum was there, and Conkiln stated further that he replied, " Yes, but you can't see her," and stepped in front of the man. It was then that Duke drew the gun and exclaiming "Well you will do just as well," fired at him, according to the story which Conklin told after the affair. Conklin succeeded in grasping the gun and turned it sufficiently so that when the first bullet was discharged, that after plowing through the fatty part of the hand and along the thumb it passed to his right. When the trigger was pulled the second time Conklin was successful in turning the weapon to his left. Then Duke broke away and fired at Voss and then ran south on Cedar street to the alley and then east.----- Had Boarded There------ Duke had boarded at the Rhum home for about three months, and those who know the man intimately declare that he took a great interest in the family, and was quite intimate with Mrs. Ruhm. This morning at 9 o'clock he visited the Ellis barber shop and in conversation with William Leese, declared that he was the victim of a "frame up." He stated that he had defrayed the funeral expenses of the two children who died in such a tragic manner in September when their lifeless bodies were found in the small bathroom at the home, and had also paid the preacher. He then told of the treatment which he had received at the place by Mrs. Rhum and Conklin of late, declared that he had been deceived. Friends of Duke today stated that he had told them that he and Mrs. Rhum were to be married, and this morning Mrs. Rhum told a Journal representative that he had attempted to force her into marrying him but she had refused.------- Was Cattle Feeder----- Duke came to Muscatine about two years ago and after spending a short time here, secured a position as a cattle feeder on the farm of Fickler, near Atalissa, Iowa. He was there for about a year and came back to Muscatine last spring. During the summer and this fall he engaged in day labor, and was but lately employed by the Davenport Construction company, and worked on the Cedar street sewer. Fellow workmen declared that Duke appeared to be a good worker and was popular among the men. During the past two weeks he has been brooding over his troubles, those who knew him declare, and there are some who believe his mind was affected. Duke is a Scotchman and before coming to Muscatine was a sailor, according to information which he gave out at various local places.------ Practices With Gun----- Duke after his first trouble at the boarding house this morning, went up to his room, and later passed the Rhum place and went toward Second street. Shortly before he returned to the boarding house on his mission of death, he engaged in some practice shooting on the river front. Going to the levee near Orange street, he made a mark on a cabin boat door and standing about thirty feet away sent the five bullets from a Smith and Wesson 38 into the wood, with a display, of marksmanship, the five leaden pellets striking within four inches of the mark. Alderman Montgomery, who was going along Front street at the time, heard the report of the gun and saw the man run up toward the railroad tracks. Montgomery declared that he believed the man was demented and hurried up town to call an officer, and before he could secure some aid the shooting had taken place.------- INJURY FATAL TO SHOOTING FIGURE ------------ HARRY DUKE SUCCUMBS AT THE HERSHEY HOSPITAL ------------ Death Occurred Shortly Before 4 O'clock After Hour Of Unconsciousness---- No Parentage ------------ The bullet which was self-inflicted by Harry Duke, who attempted to shoot A. E.Conklin yesterday, resulted fatally, the would-be suicide passing away at about 4 o'clock at the Hershey hospital. The death of the man was expected, the injury being one which forbid recovery. The patient rallied for a time after he was taken to the hospital, but the loss of blood was so great that he lapsed into unconsciousness at about 2:30 o'clock and death came a little more than an hour later. Little can be learned as to the parentage of the suicide. It is not believed that he has any relatives and it is considered likely that he will be buried at the expense of the county. Duke, it is thought by his friends, was about 45 years of age.


Name: AMY DUNAWAY
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 31, 1982
AMY DUNAWAY---WEST LIBERTY--Services for Mrs. Amy Dunaway, 70, were held today at the Snider Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Farmer officiated. Dorothy Carey was the organist. Graveside services were held today at the Fort Dodge Memorial Park Cemetery. Amy Dunaway died Sunday at University Hospitals, Iowa City.


Name: ANNA (McCARTNEY) DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Wilton Review”, Wilton, IA Oct. 19, 1882
Died:--In Wilton, Iowa, October 14, 1882, MRS. ANN DUNCAN, aged 68 years, 4 months, 12 days. --- Mrs. Duncan was born in Westmosland County, Penn., June 2d, 1814. Was converted and united with the Free Will Baptist Church November 4, 1829, and has been a consistent member ever since. December 7th, 1830, was united in marriage to Robt Duncan. They moved to Iowa in 1852. Have lived about 20 years in Wilton. The funeral services took place from M. E. Church, Tuesday at 10 A.M.; Rev. D. O. Bevan officiating.


Name: BLAIR DUNCAN
Submitted by Bev Gerdts (of no relation)
Date submitted: January 28, 2008
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 17, 1995
Columbus Junction- BLAIR DUNCAN,77, died Sunday morning ,July 16, 1995, at his home. Services will be Tuesday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral home. Burial will be at the Columbus city cemetery, Columbus City. --- Mr. Duncan was born Oct. 2, 1917, near Cotter, a son of Lyle and Meda Blair Duncan. His mother died in 1917. His father then married Violet Snyder in 1920. Blair spent most of his life in the Cotter area.


Name: CLIFFORD DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Wilton Advocate”, Wilton, IA, May 3, 1934, pg.1
Clifford Duncan Died Sunday Afternoon --- Funeral Services Held Yesterday Afternoon. Thomas Clifford Duncan, aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burl Duncan, passed away at the home of his parents here Sunday afternoon at 4:30. Death was due to heart trouble, an affliction that had bothered him for the past eight years. --- "Cliff", as we knew him, was born in Wilton July 1, 1909 and was educated in the Wilton Public Schools. He graduated from the Wilton High School with the class of 1927. He entered the office of the Advocate to learn the printer's trade in the fall of 1923 and remained with us for six years. Six years, during which time a bond of friendship was formed that was only broken by the angel of death. In the fall of 1929 Clif was offered a position with the Wagner Printing company in Davenport. A position which he filled with admirable efficiency until he was forced to be released because of the economic situation. --- Just as the blossoms were breaking into full bloom the Great Architect of the Universe called Clif into his last great sleep. He slipped quietly away without great pain. Clif will be missed, not only by his own family, but by a large circle of friends who had learned to love him. --- Surviving besides his parents are one sister, Mrs. Arthur Brenner of Wilton and three brothers, Jay Duncan of West Liberty, Lester Duncan of Davenport and Harold Duncan of Moscow. --- Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 o'clock from the Methodist church with Rev. J. W. Gruber, pastor of the church officiating. --- A male quartet composed of A.T. Nelson, F. A. Martin, Elmer Swanson and H. F. Lauser sang "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me," "Heaven is My Home," and "Wonderful Gift of God's Love." Miss Grace Darting was the piano accompanist. --- The pallbearers were Claridon Doyle, LeMoyne Weierhauser, James Harris, Joe Garver, Miles Maher and Herman Thurston. --- Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: DOUGLAS L. DUNCAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:05 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 13, 2005
Douglas Duncan---- Services: Friday, July 15, Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. WEST LIBERTY, Iowa - Douglas L. Duncan, 63, West Liberty, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at University Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. The Rev. DeLane Wright will officiate the services. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine County Conservation Board or Iowa City Hospice. Mr. Duncan was born April 5, 1942, in Washington, the son of Harold J. and Elizabeth L. Mewhirter Duncan. He was raised in Columbus Junction and graduated from Columbus Junction High School in 1960 and then the University of Iowa in 1964 with a bachelor of arts degree. For the last 16 years he was employed as a sales representative with the Iowa Lottery. He was a talented salesman and was very successful in the operation of two GM dealerships, Duncan-Wiele Chevrolet and Duncan Motors Sales Inc. He was a member of the Muscatine County Conservation Board, Kaaba Shrine and enjoyed operating a evergreen tree farm on his property. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, hunting, bird watching and going to air shows. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at his duck blind and cabin. Survivors include a son, Dave Duncan and wife Shari of Clive; a daughter, Melinda Foreman and husband Blair of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Gabby and Anna Duncan and Augden Foreman; stepgrandchildren, Drew and Cam; and his fiancée and loving partner, Karen Hudson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jackie Wiele. ----Submitters' Note: I'm not related.


Name: EARL DUNCAN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Earl DUNCAN, resident of Muscatine until about 11 years ago, died Wednesday morning at his home in Livermore, Calif. Mr. DUNCAN was born in Wilton and married the former Birdie DODGE. Surviving are the wife; one son, Leonard DUNCAN, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. P. W. MARTIN, Sweetland township; a brother, Evert DUNCAN, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. The body will be brought to Muscatine for burial under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home.


Name: FLORENCE NOLTE DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine IA, March 19, 1984
WEST LIBERTY – Mrs. Florence Duncan, 83, died suddenly Saturday at her home in West Liberty. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Snider Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Greenwood officiating. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Visitation is Tuesday afternoon and evening. Memorials may be left at the funeral home. --- The daughter of George and Alice Wagner Nolte, she was born Dec. 10, 1900, in Wilton. --- Her marriage to Jay Duncan took place in 1923. He died in 1949. She had worked for many years as a cashier at Winfield's Grocery, West Liberty, and prior to her retirement had worked at Jim's Super-Value. Mrs. Duncan was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Royal Neighbors of America. --- Survivors, include one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marilyn) Henderson of West Liberty; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Hain of North Hollywood, Calif. ------------------------------------------------------ Muscatine Journal, Mar. 21, 1984, p.2A ------------ WEST LIBERTY - Services for Florence Duncan, 83, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Snider Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Greenwood officiated. Mrs. Dorothy Carey was the organist. Pallbearers were Kenneth Brenner, James Conrey. Lewis Morrison, Robert Brenner, Edmund Winfield and Gene Kirkpatrick. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Mrs. Duncan died Saturday at her home in West Liberty.


Name: ISAAC FLETCHER DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, December 29, 1916, p.6
DUNCAN OBSEQUIES HELD HERE TODAY - Funeral services over the remains of Isaac F. Duncan, who died at his home on Fulliam avenue Tuesday morning were held from the resi¬dence this morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. H. C. Millice of the Sweetland Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The body was removed to Wilton for interment in the Wilton cemetery. --- The pall bearers were J. P. Miller, E. H. Pate, Lee Friese, Harvey Tunnison, Frank Bermel and William Carter.


Name: JAY L. DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, March 14, 1949
Jay Duncan Of West Liberty Taken By Death. --- West Liberty – Jay L. Duncan, a veteran of World War, No. 1, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at the veterans’ hospital in Des Moines where he had been taken late Saturday night. Mr. Duncan had been a rural mail carrier in this area for 28 years. --- He was born Sept. 23, 1894 in Wilton, the son of Bert and Laura Duncan. He married Florence Nolte on Sept 6, 1922. Mr. Duncan had served for five years as secretary of the West Liberty ___ association, was a member of the American Legion post here, and of the Grace Reformed church of Wilton. --- Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lester Henderson, West Liberty, two brothers, Lester Duncan, Davenport, and Harold Duncan, Wilton, one sister, Mrs. Arthur Brenner, Wilton. A brother Clifford preceded him in death. --- The body is at the Snider Funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Wilton cemetery.
Submitted by Beverly Gerdts (of no relation).
Date submitted: June 6, 2009
Source of Obituary: Military Files, Musser Public Library, 3-17-1949
West Liberty- Funeral Rites for Jay L. Duncan were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Snider Funeral home with the Rev. Lester H. Bill officiating. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery at Wilton where American Legion post No. 509 observed military rites at the graveside. Casket bearers were Ray Wuestenberg, Richard Peters, Dewey Gibson, Don Bemis, Paul Angerer, and Harry Lewis.


Name: LAURA L. (McCARTNEY) DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 27, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., January 29, 1981, p. 16
WILTON–Laura L. Duncan, 107, a resident of Anaheim, Calif., died there Sunday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gill-Lacock Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Bunger will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 this evening and 2 to 9 p.m. Friday. --- Laura Duncan was born Jan. 18, 1874, in Wilton, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Harrison McCartney. She had lived all of her life in the Wilton area until moving to California a few years ago. --- Her marriage to Robert Duncan took place in December 1894 in Wilton, and he died in 1953. She was a 50-year member of the Wilton Royal Neighbors of America, the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Church of Christ of Wilton. Mrs. Duncan had spent over 2,000 hours as a "Lady in Blue" at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City. --- Survivors include one son, Harold of Paris, Calif., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Name: MARY MAGDALENA MCCLEAN DUNCAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Tammy Perry and Sandy Fedler
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
also submitted by David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, April 10, 1924, front page
AGED RESIDENT BURIED AT OAKDALE FRIDAY---------- Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalena McClean Duncan, widow of Thomas Duncan who passed away at the home of her son, Bert Duncan here Wednesday were held from the home on Friday afternoon, Rev. C. R. Zimmerman, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. The pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased were: Jay, Lester, Harold and Clifford Duncan and Earl and Thomas Dilley.---- OBITUARY---- Mary Magalena McClean Duncan was born in Centre County, Pa. July 3, 1836 and passed away at the home of her son, Bert Duncan, in Wilton, Iowa, April 2, 1924 at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 3 days. Mrs. Duncan's early days were spent in Cedar County, Iowa where she was married to Thomas Duncan November 4, 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Wilton about 46 years ago and resided here since that time and had always been a well known and respected citizen and was familiarly known as "Aunt Molly". Mrs. Duncan had been in failing health for several years and 8 years ago, gave up housekeeping to be cared for by her son. Mr. Duncan preceded his wife in death seven years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss John, Irvin and Bert all of Wilton and three brothers John McClean of Wilton, Mike of Fairfield, Irvin of Missouri; also 19 grandchildren. In early years she joined the Bethel Methodist church at which place she retained her membership until they moved to Wilton where she transferred her membership to the M. E. church of Wilton of which she has been a faithful member although unable to attend the public services of the church for some time. While Mrs. Duncan has reached the allotted three score years and ten; yet she will be missed by a large circle of friends and relatives and will be especially missed by this son, who has labored long and earnestly to make the last days and hours as comfortable as possible.----- CARD OF THANKS---- We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindly assistance during the last illness and death of our beloved mother, and to thank the pastor and all those who so kindly sent flowers.----------- The Children


Name: PERRY A. DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Wilton Advocate”, Wilton, IA, May 17, 1934, p.1
Civil War Veteran Buried Here Tuesday - Perry Duncan, 91- Services Held Tuesday. Perry Andrew Duncan, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home at 1008 East Tenth Street, Muscatine, at 5:55 A.M. Sunday.[May 13, 1934] --- For many years Mr. Duncan operated a dray line in Wilton, moving to Muscatine about twenty-five years ago. --- Mr. Duncan was born in Akron, O., February 21, 1843, the son of Robert and Anna McCartney Duncan. He mrried Susannah Reeves 68 years ago. His wife and three children preceded him in death. He was a member of the G.A.R. and of the First Baptist church. --- Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edith Dawson of Muscatine and two sons, Orlo of Floris, Ia., and Charles of Muscatine and a brother, Dan Duncan of Wilton. --- A short service was held at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals at Muscatine at 2:00 p.m. after which the body was brought to Wilton where services were held at the Methodist church at 3:00 p.m. in charge of Rev. F. C. Scott of Muscatine, assisted by Rev. Gruber. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: ROBERT ALONZO “BERT” DUNCAN
Submitted by: David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA, February 7, 1953
Bert A. Duncan, Life Resident of Wilton, Succumbs. Wilton—Bert A. Duncan, 80, a life-long resident of Wilton, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday at his home in Wilton after a lengthy illness. The son of Thomas and Magdalene McLain Duncan, he was born July 26, 1872, in Cedar county. He married Laura McCartney Dec. 20, 1893, at Wilton. He was a member of the Methodist church. --- Surviving are the wife, Laura L. Duncan; two sons, Lester Duncan of Davenport and Harold Duncan of Wilton; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Brenner, also of Wilton, ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. --- Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers and one sister. --- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffith Funeral home with the Rev. B. H. Finch, pastor of the Methodist church of Wilton, officiating. The body is at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.


Name: THOMAS BUCHANAN DUNCAN
Submitted by: Webmaster for Tammy Perry and Sandy Fedler
Date Submitted: May 27, 2002
also submitted by David McCartney
Date Submitted: July 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "THE WILTON ADVOCATE and REVIEW", Wilton Junction, Iowa, Thursday, September 6, 1917, page 3
OBITUARY---- Thomas Buchanan Duncan was born in Richland County, Ohio, on November 1st, 1833 and died at the home of his son, Robert Duncan in Wilton, Iowa, August 29, 1917 at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 28 days. Mr. Duncan's early years were spent in Cedar county, Ia., and there he was married to Miss Magdalena McClain, November 2, 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Wilton from Cedar county about forty years ago and have resided here continually since that time. He has always beeen a well known and respected citizen of Wilton and was familiarly known as "Uncle Tom" by one and all. Of late years both Mr. Duncan and the wife, who still survives him, have both been in failing health and about two years ago they gave up housekeeping, to be cared for at the home of the son. Mr. Duncan's last illness was less than a week and he was bedfast that time. Besides the aged wife, Mrs. Magdalene Duncan, he leaves the following relatives: Three sons, John, Irvin and Robert, all of Wilton and one daughter, Mrs. Esther Dilley of Muscatine, Ia., the oldest son Fletcher Duncan having passed away Dec. 28th, 1916, this being the first death in the family. He also leaves four brothers, Dan S. of Wilton, Perry A. and John of Muscatine and Alonzo of St. Joseph, Mo., besides a sister, Mrs. William Baker of What Cheer, Iowa. In his earlier years in Ohio, Mr. Duncan united with the Baptist church but after their marriage both Mr. and Mrs. Duncan joined the Bethel Methodist church at which place they retained their membership until their removal to Wilton when they transferred their membership to the M. E. church at Wilton of which the deceased still a faithful member at the time of his death although he was unable to attend the public services of the church for some time. Mr. Duncan leaves nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren to mourn their loss. While Mr. Duncan had reached the alloted three score years and ten yet he will be missed by a large circle of sorrowing friends and relatives and neighbors and he will especially be missed in this home and by this son, who has labored so earnestly and willingly to make the father's last days and hours as comfortable as possible.


Name: MRS. MARY DUNHAM
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 11, 1898, front page
Death of Mrs. Mary Dunham----Saturday evening at 6 o'clock Mrs. Dunham passed peacefully away, at the good old age of 74 years, having been afflicted for several years past with heart trouble, to which paralysis was added last Thursday afternoon, she becoming unconscious and remaining so afterwards. Three sons and two daughters are left to mourn. They are Mrs. C. U. Hoover, of Lake City, Florida, and Mrs. C. H. Groff, of Tifton, Ga., and George, Frank and Charles, of this city. Mrs. Dunham resided in this city for twenty years prior to 1876, then moving to Florida with her husband, where the latter died ten years ago, Mrs. D. then coming to Muscatine to live. The funeral services were held this afternoon from the residence of Frank Dunham, being conducted by Rev. J. W. Hackley, of the First Methodist church, of which deceased was a member. She was also a member of the W.R.C.


Name: BETTY MILLER DUNKER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL". Muscatine, Iowa, February 1999, page 5A
BETTY L. DUNKER, 89, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, Feb 2, 1999, at her home. Services will be Friday at Our Savior Lutheran church, 2611 Lucas St. The Rev. Brian Saunders will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. She was born Aug. 12, 1909, in Mercer County, Hazen, N.D., the daughter of George and Dorothea Kasper Miller. She was the youngest of 14 children. She married L.V. "Bert" Dunker on Oct. 1, 1934, in Drury Township, Ill. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting. She retired from J C Penney Company after 25 years of employment. She and her husband had farmed near Illinois city. Survivors include a son, George Dunker, and his wife, Pat, of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Rochelle Street and her husband, Gary of Muscatine and Julie Whitehall and her husband, Darren, of Muscatine; four great-grandchildren, Josiah, Jeremiah, Amber and Rachel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1965, and all of her brothers and sisters.


Name: ELMER JAMES DUNKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:38 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 6, 1954, page 10
Elmer J. Dunker Services To Be Held on Tuesday ----------- Funeral services have been arranged for Elmer James Dunker, 60, who died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at his home in Drury township, Ill. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The services are scheduled Tuesday at the Pine Bluff church. Burial will be at the Drury-Reynolds cemetery. Mr. Dunker was born July 14, 1894, in Rock Island county, the son of John and Mary Lore Dunker. He was a life resident of that community. His marriage to Gertrude Walker took place Dec. 29, 1915, at Muscatine. He was a member of the Pine Bluff Methodist church. His occupation was farming and he had served as township assessor. Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Velma Becker, both at home; three brothers, Fred Dunker, Muscatine, and Nelson and Levertis Dunker, Drury township; four sisters, Mrs. William A. Brown and Mrs. Charles Ziegenhorn, Sikeston, Mo., Mrs. Ben Ziegenhorn, Mercer county, and Mrs. Albert Danner, Illinois City; and two grandchildren, Leroy and David Becker, at the family home. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sons, two sisters and one brother.-----Additional info by submitter: 1930 Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois, census taken April 14, 1930; Elmer Dunker 36 born IL, age 21 at first marriage; Gertrude wife 34 born IL, age 19 at first marriage ; Velma daughter 10 born IL; Maynard son 10 born IL; Alvin son 1 year and 2 months born IL.


Name: GOLDIE B. DUNKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:36 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 20, 1990
Goldie B. Dunker, 86, of 11619, 321st. St. W., Muscatine, died Wednesday at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be Saturday, Sept. 22, 1990, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel Schoepf of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Vocalist will be Ray Nyenhuis. Burial will be at the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery; Drury-Reynolds, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery. Mrs. Dunker was born Sept. 22, 1903, at Andalusia, Ill., a daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Mattie May Stockrod Bird. She had lived her entire life in Drury Township. Her marriage to Nelson L. Dunker took place Nov. 8, 1924, in Muscatine. Survivors include one son, Clayton Dunker, of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. David (Nadine) Seal, and Mrs. LaMoyne (Gloria) Hucke, both of Muscatine; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ira Bird, of Calumus, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 22, 1986, her parents and one sister. She was a member of the Pine Bluff Methodist Church and was a homemaker. ----Note from June Welsch: her mother's maiden name was Stickrod not Stockrod.---- Research Source June Welsch.


Name: GERTRUDE M. DUNKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:37 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 8, 1989
Gertrude M. Dunker---- Services were to be held today at the George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home for Gertrude M. Dunker, p3, 117 W. Third St. The Rev. Ophilis McCoy of Pine Bluff Church officiated with burial in the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were George Dunker, Clayton Dunker, Paul Danner, Clyde Gabriel, Lloyd Walker and Marvin Zybarth. Organist was Pat Dilts and vocalist was Ray Nyenhuis. Mrs. Dunker was born April 19, 1896, the daughter of Lee and Laura Howard Walker in Rock Island County, Illinois. She had been a life-long resident of the area prior to 1956 when she moved to Muscatine. On December 29, 1915 her marriage to Elmer Dunker took place in Muscatine. She had been a member of the Pine Bluff United Methodist Church and of Gold Star Mothers of America. Memorials may be left to Drury-Reynolds Cemetery or Pine Bluff Church. Mrs. Dunker is survived by one daughter, Velma Whitney; two grandchildren, three great grand-children and two great great grandchildren and one sister Clella Weirsheuser, Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, one brother, two sisters and three great grandchildren. -----Research Source June Welsch.


Name: NELSON L. DUNKER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:35 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 23, 1986
Nelson L. Dunker, 97, 11619 32st St. West, died Monday at Moline Lutheran Hospice Unit, Moline Lutheran Hospital. Services are Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. John Carlson will officiate. Pallbearers are Harvey Vance, Howard Ziegenhorn, Paul Danner, John Merritt, Larry Becker and Charles Thomas. Burial will be in the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Moline Lutheran Hospital Hospice Unit. Mr. Dunker was born Sept. 16, 1889 in Drury Township, Ill., a son of John and Mary Catherine Lore Dunker. He was a life resident of Drury Township. On Nov. 8, 1924 he married Goldie B. Bird in Muscatine. He was a member of the Pine Bluff Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War I. He had worked at Lock and Dam 16 for 20 years, retiring in 1970. Survivors include his wife; one son, Clayton Dunker, Muscatine; two daughters, Nadine Einfeldt, Illinois; and Mrs. Lemoyne (Gloria) Hucke, Muscatine; six grandchildren; six great grand-children and three sisters, Ella Ziegenhorn, Muscatine; Mildred Danner, Illinois City; and Minnie Ziegenhorn, Saxton, Mo. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.-----Additional info by submitter: 1930 Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois page 8, census taken 11 April 1930; Nelson Dunker 39 born IL, age 34 at first marriage, father born PA, mother IL; Goldie Dunker wife 26 born IL, age 21 at first marriage, parents born IL; Gloria Dunker daughter 3 born IL; Clayton Dunker son 1 born IL.----- Research Source June Welsch.


Name: C. E. DUNLAP
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 16, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, October 10, 1911, page 4
C. E. DUNLAP---- RAILWAY WORKER DIES SUDDENLY ------------ HEART DISEASE FATAL TO WORKER ON INTERURBAN ------------ Is Stricken As He Unhitches Team At Railway Camp On The Sinnett Farm Today ------------ C. E. Dunlap, a teamster in the employ of Louis Geer,a sub-contractor on the Muscatine and Davenport Interurban railway, dropped dead at about noon today at the construction camp located on the Sinnett farm in Bloomington township. His death was due to heart trouble, according to the verdict of the coroner's jury. He had been complaining of heart trouble during the several weeks he was working on the line, and took tablets to stimulate his heart action. He was one of the best natured men in the camp, however, and appeared to be in his usual jolly frame of mind this morning. As he was unhitching a team shortly before noon, however, he was stricken and pitching forward, died almost instantly. Little is known of the man, or of his family connections. He joined the construction crew about a month ago, and stated that his home was in Ohio. He was about thirty years of age. Following the sudden death, Coroner E. H. King was notified and at once proceeded to the place, where, after impanelling a jury, he conducted the inquest, which resulted in establishing that death was due to heart disease. No arrangements have been made as yet regarding disposition of the body.


Name: WINTON LEE DUNLAP
Submitted by: Carla Dunlap
Date submitted: Friday, April 27, 2007
Source of Obituary:“MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, May 19, 1960
Winton Lee Dunlap , 52, of 2508 Mulberry Avenue, a member of the editorial staff of the Muscatine Journal for more than 24 years, died at Muscatine General Hospital Thursday after an illness of several months. Mr. Dunlap joined the Muscatine Journal news staff in September, 1935, and he continued with it since, with the exception of time spent in the US Army during World War II, until taken ill. He held the rank of Captain in the Army during the war. During the past several years, Mr. Dunlap had been the city editor and telegraph editor of the Journal.------------ He was born June 26, 1907 at Winthrop, Ia, a son of Eugene A. and Ida Adams Dunlap, and spent his early years in that community. He was a graduate of Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Ia. Prior to coming to Muscatine he had worked for newspapers in Iowa, Colorado, & Kansas.-------- He married Miss Marie Weikert of Muscatine Sept. 22 1946.----------- Mr. Dunlap was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Elks & American Legion. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard with the rank of major in the Selective Service section.--------- Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Dennis Michael, two daughters, Carla Jean & Lisa Marie, all at home, two brothers, Milton Dunlap of Winthrop and Donald Dunlap of Independence, three sisters, Mrs. Howard McGill of Independence, Mrs. Marley (?) DeHaven & Mrs. Ellsworth Spensley(?) of Waterloo, and his mother, Mrs. Ida Dunlap of Winthrop, Ia. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, & a daughter in infancy. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at the Fairbanks Home by Dr. William Kettlitz of the First United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. ---------Winton Dunlap had reported the news of the city council proceedings for many years. Mayor Walter Conway informed the present council members of the death at the council meeting here Thursday night."I would like to take this time to revere his memory" mayor Conway said. "I've never known his equal for honesty, integrity, and sheer ability".
Source of Obituary:“MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, May 23, 1960
Funeral services for Winton L. Dunlap , who died Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital, were conducted today at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by Dr. William Kettlitz of the First United Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvin Schultz, Robert Stohr, Walter Conway, Carroll Coleman, Walter Russell, Harold Blake, Walter Koever,and Francis Weis. Maj. General Fred Tandy, Iowa adjutant general and senior officer of the Iowa National Guard, was a caller at the funeral home Sunday. Mr. Dunlap was a major in the Iowa National Guard.


Name: C. W. DURKEE
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 17, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 18, 1911, page 7
C. W. DURKEE---- KANSAS VETERAN DIES IN CITY ------------C. W. DURKEE, RESIDENT OF CITY TWENTY YEARS, DIES ------------ Passed Away Suddenly This Morning At His Residence, 424 East Third Street ------------ C. W. Durkee, an old resident of Muscatine and a member of Company I, First Kansas regiment, died suddenly at his home at 424 East Third Street at 6:15 this morning, death resulting from heart failure. Although not a member of the local G. A. R. post, Mr Durkee always took part in all their exercises, and his place was never vacant in the line of march at some comrades funeral. Mr. Durkee had resided in this city for the past twenty years and during that time he had won the friendship of many, who will be sorry to learn of his sudden death. C. W. Durkee was born in the state of New York in 1843, sixty-five years ago, and when but a young man came west, settling in the state of Kansas. In 1883 he married his present wife, and from this union resulted four children, whom, together with their mother, survive. They are: Wilksie C. Durkee, of Delphi, Ind.; Mrs. Carrie Wilkins, of this city, and Lisle and Erma, also of this city. Two children of his first wife also survive, they being Bert W. Durkee, in the United States Army and stationed in the Phillipines, and Frank Durkee, of Granite Pass, Ore. Mr. Durkee was preceded in death by his first wife some thirty years ago. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but will be under the direction of the Grand Army Post.


Name: WILLIAM A. DURST
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, September 1, 2005 4:22 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 3, 2005
William Durst------ MUSCATINE, Iowa - William A. Durst, 87, Muscatine, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Lutheran Homes. The Rev. Hal Green will officiate. Casket bearers are Brian Durst, Mark Durst, Stephen Durst and John Briggs. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1565 and American Legion Post 27. Mr. Durst was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Muscatine, the son of William and Florence Martin Durst. He married May M. Harrington on April 29, 1939, in West Liberty. She preceded him in death in January 2004. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving during World War II from 1945-46. He was lifelong resident of the Muscatine area and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, 15-year member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, life member of the VFW and Moose Lodge and a past member of the American Legion. He worked for Carver Pump for 13 years and then became the assistant city assessor from 1971-78. Survivors include a son, Stephen A. Durst and wife Glenda of Kendalia, Texas; a daughter, Linda Sue Hopp and husband Gene of Hollister, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Margaret Keller; and a half-sister, Isabelle Dillwith. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: DUSENBERRY FAMILY
Submitted by: Dixie
Date Submitted: Friday, January 07, 2005 2:13 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, May 4, 1925
FATHER, MOTHER AND 3 CHILDREN PERISH WHEN LAUNCH IS SWAMPED; FOUR OTHERS IN PARTY ARE SAVED---- Tragedy Takes Five Members of Dusenberry Family----- HUNT FOR BODIES---- Only Mrs. Dusenberry's Recovered--Rough Water Blamed for Accident, Capsizing Boat. Five members of a Fairport family, the father, mother, and three children, were drowned in the Mississippi river near Fairport Sunday morning, when a gas launch in which they were riding was swamped by the rough water.---- The dead are: Gus Dusenberry, 46 Lydia Dusenberry, his wife, 44 Charles Dusenberry, their son, 12 Clifford Dusenberry, their son, 6 Iona Dusenberry, their daughter, 3------- Only Mrs. Dusenberry's body has been recovered. Four others who were in the launch were rescued barely in time to escape drowning. They were the misses Mabel and Fern Dusenberry, aged 20 and 19, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Dusenberry, and Howard Hartzfeldt of Rock Island, a civil engineer in the government service. On Way to Picnic The Dusenberry family had started from Fairport to Long Island,where a fish fry was to be held on the Henry Snyder farm. They made the trip in a launch owned by Snyder and driven by Art Snyder, a son. The boat was not overloaded, as it could carry 20 passengers, rivermen said.
---------------- Twenty-five dollars reward for the recovery of each of the bodies was offered today through a fund raised by residents of Fairport. The fund now totals $100 and more would be raised, it was believed. ---------------- The tragedy is believed to have occurred at a point about 150 yards from the Illinois shore, almost directly across from the government biological station. No one witnessed it from the shore and none of the survivors was able last evening to tell in detail how it happened. The water was very rough, whipped into big waves by a high wind, but the launch was making nice progress, they said, when an unusually large wave rolled it over, throwing all nine occupants into the stream.----- Second Wave Carries Away Victims----- Had, they met no further disaster, most of the victims probably would have been saved, for the men succeeded in getting the women and children back to the boat, and they were clinging to it when a second wave rolled the boat over again, throwing them off and carrying away the five victims. Snyder and Hartzfeld were able to get the girls back into the boat which was half swamped, and steadied it, one on either side. Gus Dusenberry was last seen trying to save the baby, Iona, with a life preserver. It was hoped for a while that he might save himself and the baby, but this hope was soon abandoned.---- Snyder, Brewer, Come to Rescue.---- Snyder, Hartzfeldt and Mabel and Fern Dusenberry were rescued by Henry Snyder and Glen Brewer, who were at Snyder's home on Long Island and heard their cries. Henry Snyder and Brewer hurried to the rescue in two boats, and took the four young people off of the swamped boat just as it was beginning to sink under their weight. Henry Snyder found the body of Mrs. Dusenberry, and the survivors and the body were taken to the Illinois shore. Help was summoned from Fairport and the pulmotor was rushed from Muscatine, with Fr. A.J. Oliver, in hope that Mrs. Dusenberry's life might be saved. She either was dead when taken out of the river, or died shortly afterwards, and the efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. Coroner John Mayberry of Rock Island was summoned and held a brief inquest, in which a verdict of accidental drowning was returned. Coroner Mayberry is keeping in touch with the search for the four other bodies, and will hold inquests when they are found. Mabel Dusenberry was nearly drowned by the water which swept over her, and was violently ill most of the morning. Her condition was still critical today. She and her sister, Fern, returned to Fairport with the body of their mother yesterday evening, making the trip by land down to the high bridge and up the Iowa side of the river.----- Still Seek Bodies----- Strenuous efforts were made yesterday morning to recover the bodies of Mr. Dusenberry and the children, but they had not been found last evening. The work was dangerous and was abandoned in the afternoon because the water was so rough. It was resumed in the evening as soon as the waves calmed slightly. Many rowboats and gas launches joined in the search for the bodies,which was watched from the shore by virtually every inhabitant ofFairport, and by many Muscatine people who drove to the scene. Dragging for the bodies was continued today, in a systematic manner,two launches towing a 600-foot drag line, with hooks at two-foot intervals, up and down the river. No more bodies had been found at noon, however. Sunday's Drowning is the first of the season in Muscatine and is the heaviest toll the river has taken at one time here in many years. It came near wiping out the entire Dusenberry family, for Floyd, a brother was the only member who did not make the trip.----- Funeral Plans Incomplete.---- No plans have been made for Mrs. Dusenberry's funeral, in the hope that other bodies will be found and buried with hers. Her body is at the family home in Fairport. Mr. and Mrs. Dusenberry were among the best known residents of Fairport and the surrounding territory, and their death was a shock throughout the section of the county. Mr. Dusenberry had been a mailcarrier for more than 14 years. He was born near Fairport and spent his entire life there. Besides his children Mabel, Fern and Floyd, he is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Lavina Dusenberry, who lives in Sweetland township, three and one-half miles north of Fairport, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Howard, Mrs. Lilly Truvetten, and Mrs. Cora Sedam, all of Andalusia, Ill. Mrs. Dusenberry was born in Lansing, IA. She is survived by a sister Mrs. Michael O'Brien of Hazel Green , Wisconsin. and two brothers, Charles Snyder of Dubuque and Henry Snyder of Fairport.


Name: MRS. ARTHUR DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Monday, August 25, 2003 3:57 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 14, 1931, page 10
Mrs. Dusenberry Dies Here at 37 -------------- Lengthy Illness Is Fatai; Services to Be Held on Tuesday -------------- Mrs. Arthur Dusenberry, 37, of 1109 Nebraska street, died at her home late Saturday afternoon after an illness of six months. She was born June 13, 1894, at Andalusia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Steckman. She was married to Mr. Dusenberry at Rock Island in 1914. She was a member of the Andalusia Baptist church, in which she was an active worker. Surviving are her parents and husband, of Muscatine; three daughters, Edith, Ethel and Lola, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Martin, of Andalusia; Mrs. Grace McGinnis, and Mrs. Leota Drahos, of Muscatine; three brothers, Wilbur, Harvey and Elmer Steckman, all of Muscatine. The body has been taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. William Slack, of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal church. The body will then be taken to Andalusia, where services will be conducted by Mr. Slack at the First Baptist church at 1:30. Burial will be at Andalusia.


Name: AUSTIN ALVIN DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Sunday, February 26, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 2, 1982
AUSTIN ALVIN DUSENBERRY, 73, Rt. 1, Nichols, died Monday at his home. Services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Gluck will officiate. Burial will be in the Island Cemetery. The son of James and Sarah Sedam Dusenberry, he was born July 18, 1908, in Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois. His marriage to Sue Green took place Nov. 7, 1945, in Muscatine. Before retiring, he had worked at the Huttig Manufacturing Co. Survivors include his wife; one son, Donald of Muscatine; three daughters, Shirley Green and Mrs. Steve ( Betty ) Lawrence, both of Muscatine and Susan Green of Nichols; five grandchildren; one half-brother, Lester Sedam of New Boston, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Craig ( Mona ) Noble of Hamlin, Illinois and Mrs. Phillip ( Hilda ) Duncan of Milan, Illinois. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.


Name: ETHEL DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, September 27, 2004 9:39 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Monday, December 23, 1940, front page
Ethel Dusenberry Called in Death; Funeral Tuesday----- Miss Ethel Dusenberry, 17, of 612 Demorest avenue, died at 3:17 p.m. Saturday at University hospital in Iowa City following an illness of 12 days. Death was attributed to a brain abcess. Miss Dusenberry was born on June 26, 1923, and had spent her entire life here. Surviving are her father, Arthur Dusenberry of Muscatine; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Keller and Mrs. Laura Walker, both of Muscatine, a stepmother and a step-sister. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Sylvia Steckman Dusenberry, and one brother. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in the Fairbanks chapel with the Rev. Judson Perkins, pastor of the Musserville Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Andalusia, Ill.


Name: HAZEL DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Monday, February 20, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 17, 1979
HAZEL DUSENBERRY, 64, 2014 Sampson St., died Monday evening at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Women of the Moose will hold services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Hazel Dusenberry was born Sept. 29, 1914, in New Boston, Illinois, the daughter of Omar and Pearl Carpenter McCormack. She had lived in Muscatine most of her life. Her marriage to John N. Dusenberry took place Jan. 4, 1933, in Keithsburg, Illinois. She was a charter member and past president of the Eagles Auxiliary Lodge and was a member of the Women of the Moose. Before retiring she had worked for 23 years at the Muscatine Pearl Works. Survivors include her husband; one son, Maynard McCormack of Keokuk; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene ( Twyla ) O'Brien and Mrs. Robert ( Gaylie ) Doerres; both of Muscatine; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul McCormack of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one daughter and two grandchildren.


Name: ITHAMER (CAP) DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 25, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 4, 1980, page 3
ITHAMER DUSENBERRY-----Ithamer ( Cap ) Dusenberry, 78, of Rt. 1, Nichols, died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Illinois City Cemetery. Mr. Dusenberry was born Dec.3, 1901 in Rock Island County, the son of James and Sarah Sedam Dusenberry. He had lived most of his life in the area. Surviving are two brothers, Austin Dusenberry of Nichols and Lester Sedam of New Boston, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Craig ( Mona ) Noble of Hamlet, Illinois and Mrs. Phillip ( Hilda ) Duncan of Milan, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.


Name: JOHN N. DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 25, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 21, 1980, page 3
JOHN N. DUSENBERRY, 69, 2014 Sampson St., died early Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Don Strauch, pastor of the Musserville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Illinois City Cemetery. John Dusenberry was born July 18, 1910, in Mercer County, Illinois, the son of James and Sarah Sedam Dusenberry. He had lived in Muscatine most of his life. His marriage to Hazel McCormack took place Jan. 4, 1933, in Keithsburg, Illinois. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 815 and Moose Lodge No. 388. He had been junior past president and president ( two years ) of the Eagles Lodge. Mr. Dusenberry had farmed most of his life and had been employed at Lumber Mart following his retirement from farming. Survivors include one son, Maynard McCormack of Keokuk; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene ( Twyla ) O'Brien and Mrs. Robert ( Gaylie ) Doerres, both of Muscatine; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eithmer Dusenberry of Muscatine, Austin Dusenberry of Nichols, and Lester Sedam of New Boston, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Craig ( Mona ) Noble of Hamlet, Illinois, and Mrs. Phillip ( Hilda ) Duncan of Milan. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.


Name: LAWERANCE JAMES DUSENBERRY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
In Loving Memory of Lawerance James DUSENBERRY Born - March 17, 1904; Died - October 12, 1962


Name: MARGARET DUSENBERRY
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 15, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 22, 1952
Mrs. Margaret Dusenberry, age 72, died at 1 a.m. today at her home, 409 West Seventh street, after a two weeks illness following a heart attack. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leech, she was born Feb. 29, 1880 at Moscow, Iowa, and had resided in Muscatine for the past twenty years. She was married to Oscar Dusenberry on June 3, 1902 in Muscatine. She was a member of the St. Mathias church. Survivors include three sons, Edward, Oscar and Lawrence; three daughters, Mrs. John White, Mrs. Milo Beeding, and Mrs. Clifford Becker, all of Muscatine; one brother, Pat Leech, rural route 2; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two children, three brothers and two sisters. The body is at the Riley Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at St. Mathias church Wednesday and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: MARGARET DUSENBERRY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa (written in pencil; Sep 24, 52)
Requiem High Mass was held at 9 o’clock this morning at St. Mathias church for Mrs. Margaret DUSENBERRY who died Monday morning at her home, 409 West Seventh street. The Rev. L. J. Bergthold, assistant pastor of the church, was celebrant of the Mass. Flower attendant were Miss Verda M. Stark, Mrs. Robert Bosch and Mrs. Paul Lenz. Casket bearers included Harry A. Brown, A. S. Lord, Andrew Andersen, Robert Bosch, Henry Rahlf and George Calvelage. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Name: FRANK DUSKIN
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Friday, October 22, 2004 5:25 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 22, 1898, front page
Death of a Citizen of Nebraska---- Yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. Crabtree on East Hill. Frank Duskin, of Blueville, Neb., died of typhoid fever, the immediate cause of death being hemorrhage of the bowel. The deceased had a brother here and one in Illinois. His body will be taken to Blueville this evening where his father resides.


Name: WILMA W. DUTTON
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:05 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 2, 2005
Wilma Dutton---- WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- Wilma W. Dutton, 96, West Liberty, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Mrs. Dutton was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Olin, the daughter of Heinrick 'Henry' and Emma Sophia Jensen Boyens. She married Warren Dutton June 5, 1929, in West Liberty. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School and taught for one year at the Linn Grove Country School. She and her husband farmed in the West Liberty area for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, honorary member of the Fortnightly Literary Club, life member of Muscatine General Hospital Auxiliary and worked to organize a Woman's State and National group for Rural Electric Cooperative. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Pat Adamson of Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren, Deborah Sue Fisbeck and Cory Wayne Adamson, both of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Evan Fisbeck, Cory Adamson Jr., Mark Beran, Erik Fisbeck, Alyssa Fisbeck and Abigail Adamson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Gene Warren Dutton; and a sister, Mary Jarvis. ----Submitters' Note: No Relation


Name: MARGARET E. DWYER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 3, 1972 Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret E. Dwyer , 82, will be held Wednesday at the St. Mathias church with burial in Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of the Riley Funeral Home. Mrs. Dwyer died Saturday at Valley View Manor following an extended illness. The daughter of Charles and Catherine Grelle Fromer, she was born Oct. 28, 1889, in Muscatine. She married Thomas B. Dwyer on June 15, 1910 in Amarillo, Tex. She was a member of the St. Mathias church and a lifelong resident of Muscatine. Survivors include four sons, William of Cedar Rapids, Leo of Orrville, Ohio, and Lawrence and George of Muscatine; five daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Mary) Woodworth of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Sidney (Lillian) Van Luvender of Mossic, Pa., Mrs. Alfred (Josephine) Pulver, of Davenport, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Albert of Bloomington, Ind., and Mrs. Howard (Theresa) Bowers of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1961, one son, three sisters and one brother.


Name: WILLIAM THOMAS DWYER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “CLAYTON CO. REGISTER”, Wednesday, October 18, 1989
Funeral services were held for William Thomas Dwyer , 78, Saturday, Oct. 14, 1989, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elkader. Rev. Thomas Rhomberg officiated the service with burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Elkader. Pallbearers were Joseph Dougherty, Robert Mangan, Ray Carolan and Rueben Christen. William "Bill" Thomas Dwyer was born Aug. 6, 1911 in Victor, Iowa, the son of Thomas and Margaret (Fromer) Dwyer. He received his high school education in West Liberty and also attended St. Ambrose in Davenport. On Sept. 1, 1948, he married Angeline Gonnerman in Dysart. They moved to Elkader in 1977 upon Bill's retirement from Cedar Rapids. He worked from 1956-1977 as a field man for Mid-America Dairy. William Dwyer died Oct. 12, 1989 at the Elkader Care Center. Survivors include his wife Angeline of Elkader; a daughter, Mary Dwyer of Montana; two brothers, Leo of Orville, Ohio and Lawrence of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. Howard (Theresa) Bowers, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Pulver, Davenport, and Mrs. Lillian VanLuevender, Plano, Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, George and Daniel; and a sister, Mary Woodworth.


Name: DOROTHY M. DYE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 13, 2007
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
DOROTHY M. DYE born February 27, 1905, died November 1, 2000. Daughter of Anson B. and Susan COOPER-HAMLIN. Married to Edward L. DYE on November 27, 1924. Services November 4, 2000 at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Casket Bearers: Leroy Spaulding, Robert Spaulding, Tim Nelson, Walter Hoag, Lawrence Dwyer and David Funk.


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