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Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 23, 1885, p. 2
David Abbott – This old and respected citizen died last Friday night Oct. 16, after a long and painful illness and several years of slowly failing health. He was in his 71st year, having been born in Ohio in 1815. He came to Page county in 1859 and in the years since then has been an active and prominent figure in the affairs of the county—a good citizen, a good neighbor, a faithful husband and father. He was a man of generous and charitable spirit. He was for 20 years a faithful member of the Universalist church and his honorable life won a wide circle of friends to mourn his death.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 5
Obituary. – Mrs. Seldon Beavers was born Aug. 30, 1824, near Hillsboro, Highland county, O. Departed this life at her home two miles east of Hepburn, Ia., Friday, Feb. 11, at 11 a. m., 1898, of dropsy, from which she had been a long but very patient sufferer and was thought by her physicians and relatives to be much improved on the day she died, but the Angel of Death came in an unexpected hour taking his long tried servant to realms of boundless bliss and she gave up this life of toil and care, seemingly without a tremor. Aunt Rachel, as all who knew her delighted to call her, was married to Seldon Beavers, Oct. 18, 1842, and coming to Page county away back in the 50's have remained its residents ever since. To them seven children were born, namely: Rhoda Radebaugh, Calvin, James and Lydia Beavers, all residents at present of Oklahoma; Delilah Epperson lived in Nebraska; Sarah Lovelace and Mary Epperson of Page county. All the children are living, but the father and husband has been gone to the spirit land since Oct. 9, 1892. The subject of this sketch confessed her faith in Christ in the Universalist church about 1894. But three of her children, Sarah, Lydia and Mary, could be present at the funeral, which occurred at the family residence, Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a. m., conducted by Rev. D. Dodds, M. D., Ph. D., who took for his text, II Cor. iv, 5, "For we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord." The speaker had known the deceased personally for many years and spoke eloquently in praise of her noble character and in fact words seem very poor instruments to use in showing forth such a character, for she was amiable, loving, kind, industrious and a keeper at home; prudent and quiet and to combine all those traits in one character, surely makes almost as near a perfect character as a human attains to. By her death her children lose a kind, loving and generous mother, and all who knew her sustain the loss of a true friend. Yet we know she has gone to meet her dear Redeemer and many loved ones who have gone before. The remains were laid in their last resting place in the Villisca cemetery. Mr. Fessler of Villisca was the undertaker and the following parties the pallbearers: J. T. Dyke, J. H. Negley, Reuben Troute, Phillip Van Devender, O. N. Robe and Samuel Lynch. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of all.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 12, 1892, [p. 1]
Mr. Seldon Beavers, an old settler, died at his home Sunday, Oct. 9th. The funeral was preached by Rev. Dodds Monday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Villisca cemetery.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 13, 1892, p. 2
Our community now mourns the loss of one of its earliest settlers, Seldon Beavers, who died on Sunday, October 9, after an illness of several weeks' duration. Deceased was born November 11, 1819, in Highland county, Ohio. He was married to Miss Rachel Sparger [Spargur] Nov. 1, 1840. They moved to Page county in 1863. The estimable couple raised a family of seven children, all of whom are now living. "Aunt Rachel," as she is familiarly called, together with the other bereaved friends, have the heartiest sympathy in their bereavement. Good natured, kind hearted, accommodating, Uncle Seldon Beavers will be missed from among us, both on account of his eccentricities and his generosity.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 13, 1892, p. 7
---Died at his home near Hepburn, Sunday, October 9, Selden Beavers, aged 72 years and 10 months. Funeral at the home Monday, by Rev. D. Dodds. Interment in the Villisca cemetery. Mr. Beavers came to this country from Highland county, Ohio, about 30 years ago and was one of the pioneers who laid the foundation for southwestern Iowa prosperity. He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his death.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 12, 1884, p. 2
Chas. Berry—Almost a Centenarian
Last Friday morning at about 9 o'clock died Father Charles Berry, at the residence of his son, W. [illiam] B. [ratton] Berry, The old gentleman had passed the 92d year of his age, having been born in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., Nov. 2, 1792. He first saw the light in Washington's first administration. In 1827 he removed to Ohio and in '49 to Iowa. He has had 7 children, three of whom are living. His wife died in 1854 and in '60 he went to Colorado and lived with the youngest son until the latter's death in 1876, when he came to Clarinda and here the remainder of his life has been happily and contentedly passed. He has lived a long life and it has been a good one. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and as early as 1829 helped organize a church of that denomination at London, Ohio, and very early in life took an active part in the temperance reformation. As before stated, his last days were happy and cheerful, and until about four weeks ago he was quite stout and active for one of his age. He was always busy or reading, and to the last retained his mental faculties to a remarkable degree. He was worn out, ripe for the harvest, ready to go, and went cheerfully and bravely, with little or no suffering. The funeral services took place Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Malcolm.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 27, 1884, p. 2
Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berry of this city were called to mourn the death of their little son, Elsie, after he had lingered with them a few days, suffering severely with sickness similar to diphtheria. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon. Elsie was eight years old, a pleasant appearing child and loved by many friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 20, 1897, p. 3
Joseph P. Berry Dead
Mrs. S. S. Arthur received word Saturday that her brother, Joseph P. Berry, of Fall Brook, California, had died on the 11th inst. from paralysis. No particulars were given in the message. Mr. Berry was aged about 53 years. He was formerly a contractor and builder in Clarinda and moved to California nine years ago. His wife, formerly Miss Minnie Edmonds, died three years before he left Clarinda, and he has but one child, a son, surviving him. He was visiting at his son's home in Los Angeles when he died. He had suffered from two strokes of paralysis before the last one, yet his death was a sudden blow to his many friends. Mr. Berry was a brother of Mrs. S. S. Arthur and also of Frank Berry of Clarinda. The family came from Ohio about twenty-five years ago, and Mr. Berry was an esteemed and respected citizen of Clarinda until his departure for the west, nine years ago.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 23, 1897, p. 5
Joseph P. Berry, a former resident of Clarinda, died one week ago last Saturday at Los Angeles, Cal, to which place he had gone from Fallbrook, Cal, his home, for medical treatment. The cause of his death was paralysis. His funeral was held the Monday succeeding his death, at Los Angeles, where he leaves a son, Arthur. The deceased has a sister, Mrs. S. S. Arthur and a brother, F. [rank] M. Berry, residing in Clarinda. Joseph P. Berry and his brother F. [rank] M. Berry, had the contract for and built the present Presbyterian church of Clarinda and also the first Hotel Linderman. Joseph' sister, Mrs. J. B. Krickenbarger, kept house for him in his California home. His occupation was that of a contractor and builder. He left Clarinda about eight years ago.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 23, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Minnie Berry, wife of Joseph Berry, died Sunday at 11 o'clock and was buried Monday at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. R. Westcott officiating at the funeral. Mrs. Berry has for some time been in delicate health but about a week previous to her death had a severe attack of quinsy. But of this she was recovering when a sudden relapse occurred, and medical aid seemed powerless to save her. Her husband and the little boy left motherless, have the sympathy of very many friends in Clarinda.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 15, 1899, [p. 1]
William Bratton Berry – A sudden death occurred in this city Tuesday evening at 8:10 o'clock, when William Bratton Berry past away. He had been in business here for over 31 years and was one of Page county's best-known merchants. In recent years he was the senior member of the dry goods firm of W. B. Berry & Son, and for the past few years prior to his death was located on the north side of the square, where he was in his early business experience in Clarinda, before his store was destroyed by fire.
Mr. Berry had not been in good health for a long time, but was usually able to be at the store. Last Saturday he spoke of feeling better than usual and urged his son, the junior member of the firm, Arthur L. Berry, to start this week on a one or two weeks' vacation trip and Monday morning Arthur was preparing to go to Langdon, Mo., to fish. That forenoon the senior Mr. Berry was taken with cramps in the stomach. At noon he ate no dinner and grew worse. In the afternoon he sent for Arthur to come to his house to see him and on his arrival requested him to summon a physician. It appears that his disease, diabetes, with probably complications, effected the brain. Tuesday morning, he could take no medicine and it was then realized that his recovery was impossible. He died that night as stated. The previous Sunday he attended church in the morning.
The late Mr. Berry was born April 5, 1827 in Virginia and so died in the seventy-third year of his age. He removed from his native state to leave slavery behind him, locating in Ohio and was an ardent Abolitionist, as he afterwards became a strong Prohibitionist. Four years of his life he devoted to mining in California. Thirty-one years ago, last Washington's birthday he and his family became residents of Clarinda, where they have since resided.
Mr. Berry married Miss Elmina Bennett, June 22, 1859, in Louisa county, Ia., and she and six children survive the husband and father. A seventh child, Elondias Van Zandt Berry died about three years ago. All the surviving children were here at the funeral, as follows: Ana Idella, now Mrs. E. F. Porter, of Pittsburgh, Kan., Mary E., a teacher at Ottawa, Kan., and Arthur L., Charles L., William Bennett and Sattie E. Berry, all of this city.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the first half hour being devoted to viewing the remains at the family residence, after which a regular funeral service was conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, D. D., pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased died a member. The music was made up from the Presbyterian choir. The pallbearers were Messrs. E. Beal, J. L. Brown, C. W. Bisbee, O. M. Cook, William Ward and J. E. Phillips. The burial was in the city cemetery.
The attendance at the funeral was largely of the older class of residents, people who had known him and been his friend for many years, but with them were many of the younger element of the city.
Mr. Berry was an earnest, pronounced Christian, a strong Prohibition leader, a thorough honorable businessman and a good and kind neighbor. A landmark in Clarinda is seen no more.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 4, 1885, p. 3
Yorktown Items
DIED. – Little Floyd, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bertly, departed this life Thursday August 27th, aged one year, 7 months and 8 days. The funeral sermon was preached the next day by Rev. Pruitt. The remains were then taken to the graveyard north of town for interment and was followed by a large procession. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad bereavement.
In the silent grave they laid him
   On one bright and lovely morn.
From this world of care and sorrow
   Up to heaven his soul was borne.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 27, 1885, p. 2
Mr. Brice Black, one of the early settlers of this county, died Oct. 16th at the home of his brother near Villisca. He was a bachelor, a good and peace-loving man, and left a host of friends and a large amount of property, including a large amount of Nebraska lands. We get these facts (a little late) from his brother, J. L. Black, who called last Monday.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 14, 1884, p. 2
Died—In this city, on Sunday morning, Nov. 9th, at 6 ½ o'clock of Dropsy of the heart, J. B. Branum, aged 17 years. The funeral services took place Sabbath afternoon.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 30, 1938, p. 8
Mrs Edith Burns – Edith May Tate, daughter of John and Lucy Tate, was born June 20, 1898, at LaSalle, Colo. She passed away in death at Iowa City University hospital, Wednesday, May 25, 1938, at the age of 39 years, 11 months and 5 days.
When a small child she came with her parents to Nebraska, later moving to Iowa.
On Dec 24, 1914, she was married to Clarence Burns at Yorktown, Ia. To this union seven children were born, one preceding her in death. The six remaining children and one son-in-law are Mr and Mrs Merrill Larson of Red Oak, Ia, Leona Burns of Troy, O, Opal of Casper, Wyo, Lowell, Wilda and Doloris of Clarinda, Ia. She is also survived by Mr and Mrs I N Burns of Clarinda, Ia, mother and stepfather, one brother, Frank Tate and wife, of El Monte, Calif. There are also two stepbrothers and stepsisters, Morgan Burchfield and family of Los Angeles, Calif., Archie Burns and family of Clarinda, Ia, Mrs Ila Cross and family of Clinton, Okla, Mrs George Neal and family of Shenandoah, Ia. Many other relatives and friends also survive her.
She was loved by all who knew her and was a member of the Christian church. In the words of her parents and children: "A mother and daughter dear has gone from our midst. We shall meet, but we shall miss her. There will be one vacant chair, but with loving memory we will always think of you, mother and daughter dear."
Services were conducted at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, with Rev John A Abel, pastor of the Church of Christ, Clarinda, in charge. Misses Helen Mason and Stella Bogan sang "Just As I Am," "Almost Persuaded," and "Meet Me There," which had been prepared by Mrs Burns. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 27, 1884, p. 2 
Monday evening, September 22nd, a little three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Burrows, died after a short illness of diphtheria. The funeral rites took place Tuesday. Services were conducted by Rev. Tucker.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 15, 1968, [p. 1]
A A Burton, 75 was 50 years with Tyler
Arch Burton, 75, well known Clarinda resident for the past 60 years, died at 10 p m Saturday at his home at 403 E Washington St just two hours after suffering a heart attack.
He was known to have a heart condition but had been feeling as well as usual until stricken. He was the son of the late William and Carrie Caroline Austin Burton, and was born at Crocker, Mo.
He was employed by the Tyler bottling plant in Clarinda for 50 years before his retirement about 10 years ago. Since retiring he has worked around his home and in the summertime always could be found working in his garden. He was an excellent motorcycle rider in his younger years, and he owned a new motorcycle every year from 1912 through 1923. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Clarinda. 
Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 10:30 a m Tuesday, with Rev H LaVern Kinzel in charge. Organist will be Miss Aletha L Hutchings. Casket bearers will be Dale Roberts, Don Lyle, Fiddle Miller, Isaac Ankeny, Darwin Ankeny and Robert Tyler. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Nash, two daughters, Mrs Richard (Shirley) Hanson, Dunlap and Mrs Robert (Arlene) Spangler, Creston, and two sisters, Ava Fletchall, St Joseph, Mo, and Ada Welton, Cedar Rapids.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 21, 1890, p. 8
C. [hatfield] H. [azen] Butler came in with the remains of his mother last week and staid over Thursday. Mr. Butler was a former resident of this county but is now farming near Odell, Nebraska. He seems to be well pleased with his new home.

[BUTLER, SAMUEL, 1795-1884]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, August 2, 1884 p. 2
Died. At his home, near Clarinda, Iowa on the morning of the 25th of July 1884, Samuel Butler, aged 91 years.
Mr. Butler was a native of the state of Georgia, where he lived until the year 1806, when he emigrated, with his father, to the state of Ohio, and settled in Preble county. The year following, they moved to Wayne county, Indiana, and settled near Richmond. The country being a dense wilderness, inhabited only by Indians. On the 5th day of Feb. 1818, he was joined in marriage to Miss Mary Davenport, by whom he had eight children, four boys and four girls. On the 3rd of August 1831, she died, and he was again married in Sept. 1832, to Miss Jane Osborn, who now survives him. By this marriage there were born to them three children, one boy and two girls. In the spring of 1844 he emigrated to northern Indiana and settled in a very heavy timbered country, where he lived until 1857, when he sold his farm and moved to Page county, Iowa, where he has resided up to the time of his death. He was a believer in the doctrines of the Friends or Quakers, in whose church he held a membership and all through life he has exemplified their teachings practically by living in peace and harmony with all persons. His illness confining him to his bed, lasted about eight days. During the first three or four days he seemed to suffer, but at the close of his illness he was very quiet and passed away without a struggle. Dr. P. W. Lewellen, who was called and who attended him, stated that he could find no disease; that it was decline of life from old age. A kind husband, an affectionate and loving father has gone to his reward.
Light be the turf of thy tomb;
   May its verdure like emeralds be.
There should not be the shadow of gloom
   In aught that reminds us of thee.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, August 9, 1884, p. 2
A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clawson, of this city, died Sunday evening, August 3rd, after several days illness with sore throat. The funeral services were held Monday evening at the Cagley church north of town. Two other children of the family are suffering this week from the same complaint.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 31, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Eliza J. [ane] Connor, wife of Capt Connor, died Tuesday and was buried Thursday. She was sixty years of age and her last illness was of several weeks' duration. She was well and favorably known to all the older settlers, she having come here at an early day.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 15, 1887, p. 8
Death of Capt. Conner
DIED. – Friday, June 10, at his residence in this city, Captain R. F. Connor.
Capt. Connor was born at Harrisburg [Harrodsburg], Kentucky, September 15, 1814. At the age of thirty he was married to Miss Jane Roach of Salvisa, Kentucky and on the same day upon which the ceremony took place they came west to Missouri, where they remained until 1849, when they came to this county. Mr. Conner at that time purchased and for several years operated the mill now known as Stambaugh's mill. In '57 he came to Clarinda where they have ever since resided. In the same year he was elected treasurer and recorder of Page county— (at that time both offices were filled by one incumbent) —which office he filled with credit to himself and the county. In '59 Page and Fremont counties sent him to the Iowa legislature after which he retired from official life and followed business enterprises for a livelihood. He has not had the best of health for a number of years and last February he laid down to rest his body and never arose. He was an honored member of the order of Odd Fellows, which order did everything in their power to make his last days peaceful and after death they, with their impressive ceremonies, laid their brother to rest. He has gone to meet his earthly sharer of life's pleasures and toils, leaving behind five children, all grown to womanhood.
[Note: His last name is spelled Connor on his headstone.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 24, 1885, p. 2
Shambaugh Items
Died, Saturday, the 13th, Freddie, only boy of C. T. and Sarah Cose, aged about two years. The grim monster choses of the sweetest flowers and it seems cruel that a little prattling child whose life is so sweet and promising should be snatched away. Funeral services by Rev. Mr. Nelson. 200 persons followed the remains to Butler cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathies of all.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 7, 1885, p. 2
The remains of G. [eorge] W. DeBorde will be disinterred at Clarinda August 7th, by Charles Sullivan, sexton of Rosehill cemetery and reinterred here, August 8th, by Burnside Post, with the honors of war. G.[eorge] W. DeBorde was a soldier of three wars, having served in the Black Hawk war, the Mexican war and the Rebellion from 1861 to the close of the war. The burial services will take place immediately after the funeral services of General Grant. – Shenandoah Republican

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 5, 1884, p. 2
Mr. Stacy Douthit and wife are called on to mourn the loss of their infant daughter which died yesterday morning from diphtheria. They have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 12, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Nathan Douthit was born in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, March 12th, 1818, and was nearly 69 years of age at his death. He was all his life engaged in farming and in Pennsylvania he was recognized as one of the most industrious and successful in the neighborhood where he lived, near the village of West Lebanon. So appreciated was he by some of his nearest neighbors that ever since he came to Page they have kept up a regular correspondence with him, thus showing their abiding attachment to him as a friend and neighbor. In the fall of 1869 he disposed of his farm in Pennsylvania and came to Iowa to view the land and was so well pleased with Page county that he purchased a farm three miles north of Clarinda, to which he moved in the spring of 1870. Here he showed his ability as a tiller of the soil and soon secured another farm and paid for it. In 1876 he visited the old home in Pennsylvania, but on account of illness soon returned to his home in Iowa where he has been a constant sufferer ever since. Being unable to work longer on his farm, he sold it and built a comfortable house in town where he lived until he died on last Saturday. Early in life he became a member of the church and was always recognized as an active, energetic and intelligent member. When he came to Page county, he identified himself with the U. P. Church of this city and in many ways manifested his interest in its prosperity. He was treasurer of the building committee that constructed the new church, and no one was more interested in its erection than he was and while we regret that he has been spared so short a time to enjoy its comforts, yet we rejoice in the hope that he dwells in "the house not made with hands." Nathan Douthit was one of the nation's noble men. His word was as good as his bond anytime. He was true in all the relations of life as husband, father, friend, neighbor, and citizen. None will miss him more than his

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 11, 1898, p. 4
Mrs. Sarah Douthit died yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at her home in this city, after an illness of six weeks. She was one of the best of ladies, and to all who knew her the information of her demise comes in the nature of personal sorrow. Seldom is one found so generally beloved and respected as was she. The funeral will be held Sunday at the United Presbyterian church in this city, of which she was a member. She had been a Christian and church member since before her marriage. The late Mrs. Douthit was born in Indiana county, Pa., and was married there in 1847 to Nathan Douthit. Her maiden name was Beaty. In November 1869 she and her family moved to Page county, Iowa, locating on a farm two and one-half miles north of Clarinda, where she lived until 1884 when with her husband, she became a resident of Clarinda. Mr. Douthit died 12 years ago this winter. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Douthit, nine of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. R. [obert] H. Fulton, R. [obert] P. [hineas] Douthit, Stacy Douthit, A.[mbers] S. [eaton] Douthit, Mrs. J. [oseph] V. Pfander, Anson Douthit, Adrian Douthit, Rufus Douthit and John Q. [uinton] Douthit. A. [mbers] S. [eaton] lives at Cushing, Neb., Anson at Lowry City, Mo., Adrian at Fullerton, Neb., and Rufus at Douglas, Neb. The rest of the children lived in Clarinda or this vicinity. All are expected here at the funeral. The deceased children were Harry, who died here 15 years ago and Mrs. J. [oseph] R. [eed] George who died four years ago at Lowry City, Mo.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 11, 1898, p. 5
Suddenly Called Home
There was great surprise manifested last evening when it was reported on the street that Mrs. Sarah Douthit was dead, for it was not generally known that she was sick and in fact she was not ailing more than usual but a very few hours. She had for years been troubled with neuralgia in the region of the heart and had suffered from frequent attacks but as a rule they did not last but a short time. The attack yesterday was very severe from the start and although Doctors Lewellen and Powers did all that could possibly be done to relieve the sufferer, it was of no avail. Death resulted from a rupture of the heart or aorta occasioned in part at least from a violent attack of vomiting. Death came to her relief very suddenly about four o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Sarah Beaty was born in Indiana county, Pa., and at her death was 72 years, 10 months and 10 days old. She married Nathan Douthit 51 years ago and came to this county with her family 29 years ago. Her husband died about 12 years ago. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom are now living as follows, two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Fulton and Mrs. J. V. Pfander, and seven sons, R. P., Stacy, A. S., Anson, Rufus, John and Adrian, all of whom are well known in this community. Anson lives in Lowry City, Mo., Rufus, Adrian and A. S. live in Nebraska.
The deceased was a member, faithful and true, of the United Presbyterian church, from her early childhood and the funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. McArthur, next Sunday. Everybody who enjoyed the acquaintance of Mrs. Douthit loved her for her goodness of heart and mind. No more kindly neighbor or more faithful Christian friend could be found, and in her death one of earth's saints has gone to her eternal home.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 17, 1898, p. 7
Mrs. Sarah Douthit died at her home in north Clarinda, Feb. 10, 1898, at 3:30 p. m., aged 72 years, from heart trouble. She had been feeling poorly for some time but did her housework the morning before her death. Mrs. Douthit had been a resident of this county for nearly thirty years, having removed here with her husband, Nathan Douthit, from Pennsylvania. She was a kind-hearted, Christian lady and beloved by all who knew her. The funeral took place from the U. P. church Sunday at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. J. M. McArthur.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 4
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Douthit of this city, information of whose death appeared in The Journal of last week, was held Sunday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church. The attendance was large. The entire seating capacity of the church was called into use to accommodate the relatives and many friends who were present. About the pulpit were many beautiful plants and flowers. The casket bore handsome and fitting floral tributes, and about it were several choice floral designs. The services were conducted by Rev. J. M. McArthur, pastor of the church of which Mrs. Douthit died a member. The entire service was tender and appropriate. The sermon, particularly, was worthy of special mention, being of rare excellence. Mr. McArthur had a thoroughly good and noble woman in the deceased, to speak of, selected an appropriate text for such an occasion and was able and eloquent to an unusual degree in the handling of his subject. The sermon was full of consolation to the living over the death of the true Christian. He brought out the belief that the dead are of greater force in the affairs of the world than the living; that the example and influence of the illustrious dead do more for humanity that that of those who are left. Of Mrs. Douthit he spoke in the highest terms; of her superior excellence in many respects, her gentle Christianity, devotion to her home, kindliness and friendship as a neighbor; how she spoke good of her neighbors or maintained silence, and those who knew her were fully aware that he said not a word too much in her favor. At the close of the service a last view of the remains of the good lady was taken and they were laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1932, p. 2
Sarah Pfander Douthit – Funeral services for Mrs. Stacy Douthit were held Tuesday afternoon in the United Presbyterian church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Carl Person. Music was furnished by a male quartette, George Smith, Paul Frehse, Lee Filson and Harold McCreight, with Mrs. V. A. Crosthwaite at the organ. The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Al Pfander, Harry Douthit, Milton Pfander and Ira, Cloyd and Berl Pfander of Sharpsburg. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery.
The obituary, read by the pastor, was in part as follows:
Sarah Pfander Douthit was born May 30, 1859 and departed April 3, 1932 at 7:45 p. m., 72 years, 10 months and 3 days spent among us. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Pfander, being born in Nodaway township, Page county, Iowa, and died within half a mile of where she was born.
Her marriage was solemnized Dec. 19, 1878. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Douthit came five children, Perry, William, Rufus, Roy and Pearl, Roy and Pearl dying in infancy. Surviving her are the husband, Stacy Douthit, three children, Perry, William and Rufus, two grandchildren, Perry D. and Carroll G., and two brothers, C. F. Pfander of Clarinda, Ia. and W. H. Pfander of Sharpsburg, Ia. Her last illness confined her to her bed for ten days, the immediate cause of her death being heart trouble. True to motherly form she was ever a lover, a lover of companionship, a lover of children, a lover of the beautiful as expressed in flowers and the cheerfulness of those around her. There is no ending to a mother's life. Her memory goes on forever in those she loved and served.
In this world of complexities to many this is just another life passing out. A life returning to its Maker. A girl grown to womanhood, experiencing parenthood and as a natural sequence to the ravages of time, another body fallen before the scythe.
Can this be the finish, the closing chapter in the life of Sarah Pfander Douthit, mother, helpmate, sister, daughter, friend and neighbor? No, she is already immortal in the lives of those gathered here today in her memory to do her honor and respect.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 23, 1938, [p. 1]
Stacey Douthit Is Last Member of Large Family
Dies After Very Brief Illness; Funeral Will Be Tuesday Afternoon
Stacey Douthit, the last of 11 brothers and sisters who have been prominent farmers during the past 3 score years, died at the home of his son, Perry Douthit, at 815 north 15th street Sunday evening at 4:45 o'clock. His death came after a sudden heart attack Saturday, following which he failed rapidly.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the United Presbyterian church in charge of Rev Henry Orr Lietman. The burial will be in the family lot in the Clarinda cemetery.
Mr. Douthit would have reached his 86th birthday in August, being[the] son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Douthit who came from Indiana county in Pennsylvania in 1868. The family settled 2 ½ miles north of Clarinda on the farm now occupied by Herman Linke.
The Stacey Douthit farm was 4 ½ miles northwest of Clarinda where the home had been for 55 years. Mr. Douthit is survived by three sons, Perry and Will S Douthit of Clarinda and Rufus D[elbert] Douthit who arrived here Monday morning from Lingle, Wyo. Mrs Douthit nee Sarah E[leanor] Pfander, died in 1932.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 30, 1938, p. 8
Stacy Douthit – Stacy Douthit died at the home of his son, Perry V [ivian] Douthit of Clarinda, May 22, 1938, after an illness of only two days. Stacy Douthit was born August 20, 1852, in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, died at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was the son of Nathan and Sarah Douthit and is the last of a family of eleven children.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Pfander on December 19, 1878, preceding him in death April 3, 1932. He leaves three children: Perry V [ivian] Douthit of Clarinda, William S [tanley] Douthit of Clarinda and Rufus Douthit of Lingle, Wyo. (Roy and Pearl dying in infancy); two grandchildren, Perry D Douthit of Shenandoah and Carroll of Lingle, Wyo, and one great grandson, James Stacy Douthit of Shenandoah.
Stacy Douthit came with his parents to Page county when a young man. He lived on a farm most all of his life, northwest of Clarinda, except for the last two years when he has been with his son, Perry V[ivian] Douthit.
The funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church was largely attended. Rev Henry Orr Lietman, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, was in charge, and [a] quartet composed of Mrs George Smith, Mrs Herbert Glynn, Arthur Smith and Lee Filson sang, accompanied by Mrs V A Crosthwaite, furnished the music. Pallbearers were Arthur Pfander, Riley Douthit, Warren Douthit, Milton Pfander, Ira Pfander and Elmer Douthit. Flowers were cared for by Beatrice Siedenberg, Irene Blume, Marie and Irene Wagoner. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1882, p. 3
DIED. – Alexander Eads of Buchanan township, on the 10th inst., aged fifty years. The funeral took place at his residence on the 20th and was conducted by J. F. Campbell. He had lived down there for several years and was an excellent citizen—one who was esteemed by all. He leaves a family and many friends who mourn his loss.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911, p. 4
Death visited our community early Sabbath morning and took from our midst a long time and highly esteemed member of our society in the person of Mrs. Mary A. [bigail] Epperson, widow of the late Thomas Epperson. Mrs. Epperson's death occurred quite unexpectedly, as she was ill only a week. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. A. R. Munford, pastor of the United Presbyterian congregation, read the scripture lesson and offered prayer. Rev. Robert Brown of the Methodist Episcopal church delivered the discourse. Music was furnished by a choir selected from both congregations. The remains were taken to Villisca for interment by the side of her husband, who died several years ago. The pallbearers were J. A. Beavers of Villisca; O. Gossell, William Thurber, Irv Wagaman and Fred Graham of Hepburn and William Sparks of Shenandoah. The following sketch of Mrs. Epperson's life was furnished us by Rev. Robert Brown: Mary A. Beavers was born Sept. 10, 1854 in Highland county, Ohio; departed this life Oct. 15, 1911, at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 5 days. She came with her parents to Iowa in 1863. She was married to Thomas Epperson in July 1871. To this union were born four children, Maude, who died at the age of 1 year; Charles, Claud and Leon, who survive her and live in Hepburn and an infant. Most of her life was spent in Page county. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Northboro but later changed her membership to the Christian church at Fairview. The death of her husband, which occurred in1889, left her all the care of the family. Her home has been in Hepburn fourteen years. She was a loving mother, kind neighbor and an affectionate companion. Her last words were: "I'm so happy and glad to go, and I want you all to meet me in that happy home." She leaves surviving her, two brothers, one sister, two children, a number of distant relatives and a host of friends.
[Note: Page County, Iowa Marriages gives the marriage date as June 30, 1872 in Page County, Iowa.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 30, 1889, p. 5
Mr. Epperson, one of our respected citizens, died last Monday, the 21st inst.
Resolutions of Respect
Hepburn Lodge No. 482, I. O. O. F., Hepburn, Iowa, January 18, 1889
Brother Epperson was born in Knox county, Ill., in the year 1848; came to Page county in 1871 and lived near Hepburn until 1886, when he moved to the south part of the county. In the fall of the same year he joined the State Line Lodge of Odd Fellows and up to the time of his sickness was a member in good standing, when that fatal disease—consumption—brought him down on the bed of affliction, which was about the 7th of October 1888. His life held out until Jan. 21, 1889, when death released him from his sufferings. He leaves a loving wife and two sons to mourn his loss.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 24, 1889, p. 4
---The funeral of the late Thomas Epperson of Hepburn occurred Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of Hepburn. Interment was made in Villisca cemetery.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 24, 1889, p. 4
Mr. Thomas Epperson, who has been afflicted with consumption for some weeks, died at 2 p. m. on Monday, was buried by the Odd Fellows, on Tuesday. His death leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. The community loses a quiet and law-abiding citizen and will mourn with the bereaved friends.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 27, 1884, p. 2
A child about three years old of Mr. and Mrs. M. Farnsworth, died Monday evening with diphtheria and was buried Tuesday morning. Rev. Tucker conducted the funeral services.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 15, 1899, [p. 1]
Alvin Feese – Alvin Feese, a Page county young man, died Sunday at 12:30 p. m. at St. Joseph, Mo., of typhoid fever, with which he was taken ill about three weeks before his death. His remains were Monday conveyed to Hepburn, reaching there in the evening and were taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feese, four miles northwest of that place. He was the eldest of a family of eight children and his death was the first to invade the family circle. He was in the twenty-seventh year of his age. He had largely educated himself, had been a successful public-school teacher in Page count and for one and one-half years had been in United States government employ, in the civil service, at packing houses, first at Omaha and later at St. Joseph, Mo. He was a bright, active young man with a host of friends. He was a nephew of Mrs. A. P. Skeed and a cousin of Mrs. T. B. Phillips, Mrs. John Walker and Everett Feese of Clarinda. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at North Page, where the burial also took place. The funeral procession was over one mile in length, showing somewhat in what high estimation he was held at his old home.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, Febuary 11, 1898, p. 4
William Lee Gooden died at his home in East Clarinda, Tuesday morning, at 8:20, Feb. 8, 1898. He was born and raised in this city. He had been in poor health over a year and for the last three months he had been confined to the house, and most of the time to his bed. Nearly two months before his death he professed saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. J. P. James conducted the funeral services at the home of the deceased, assisted by Rev. C. H. Mendenhall, at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. His wife and infant babe of only a few days, his mother, five sisters and three brothers survive him.
Mrs. Gooden returns many thanks to the kind friends who assisted them in their time of sickness and death.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 28, 1884, p. 2
Died. At his residence in the south part of town, on Sunday evening, Nov. 24th, old father Griffith, in the eighty-first year of his age. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wallace.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 29, 1912, p. 6
J. O. Harris – The New Market Herald says: James Oblen Harris was born in East River township, Page county, Ia., Aug. 15, 1865 and departed this life Feb. 16, 1912, aged 46 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was the fourth son of Caswell and Caroline Harris. His mother died forty-one years ago and his father twenty-one years later. Besides the father and mother, four brothers and two sisters have preceded him to the better world. Two sisters are left to mourn his death. Mrs. Luisa J. Barker of Clarinda and Mrs. Mary Davison of near New Market. The deceased was ill only a short time, having taken ill Saturday night. He was a man of good moral habits and had the respect of all who knew him. He passed away on the farm where he was born and had many friends who will miss him and mourn his untimely death. Funeral services were held at the home Monday forenoon, conducted by Rev. E. B. Osborn, after which his remains were interred in Memory cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 7, 1922, p. 5
Edward Burton Hinman – One of the early settlers of Page county and Clarinda passed away on Aug. 25, 1922, at 7:25 p. m. at his home near Evansville, Ark. Because of his long residence here the news of his death will be of interest to all those who lived here in the early days.
Edward Burton Hinman was the youngest child of Charles G. and Sarah Hosley Hinman. He was born at Groveland, Ill., on the 27th day of May 1854 and at his death was 68 years and 3 months old. He came with his parents in the fall of '56 to Page county, settling and living at Hawleyville. His father died in 1868 and his mother after disposing of her husband's business in Hawleyville moved to Clarinda, Iowa. Ned Hinman as he was familiarly called, was married June 22, 1875 to Emma J Farnum of Corning, N. Y. Four children were born to the Hinmans, two of whom survive him, a son, Hayden, and a daughter, Jessie, the wife of Luther Griffith, both of them living at Big Springs, Texas. The other two children, little Hal and Satie, died of malignant diphtheria in Clarinda within a few days of each other.
Mrs. Hinman died at Pittsburgh, Kans., on Sept. 4, 1899. The Hinmans moved from Clarinda to Pittsburg, Kans., and lived there until failing health compelled him to dispose of his business and he moved to his ranch in the mountains near Evansville, Ark. On March 12, 1902, Mr. Hinman again married—to Mrs. Effie K. Walker, who survives him.
For some years his health has caused his friends great anxiety, but during all of this time he had the best care that loving hearts and skillful hands could give to him.
Mr. Hinman taught school in both Valley and Buchanan townships in Page county. He was a warm friend of the late Dan J. DeLong who had much to do in forming Mr. Hinman's ideals and shaping his life.
At one time Mr. Hinman was in the photography business with O. H. Park over Beecher's drug store. He was a brother of Mrs. Lottie Chamberlain who died Feb. 10, 1888, a brother of Charles Hinman, a veteran of the Civil war, who died Jan. 26, 1898. His sister, Helen H. Henshaw, died Jan. 3, 1920. He was a nephew of John and Josh Whitcomb and a cousin of Mrs. Warren Hurlbut.
The love and affection between Ned Hinman and Mrs. Helen H. Henshaw was of a depth and sweetness not usually found between brother and sister. This continued during their entire lives.
Ned Hinman was a good citizen, a devoted husband, a loving father and an accommodating neighbor who delighted to render assistance to those around him.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1882, p. 3
The sad bereavement that has fallen upon Mr. and Mrs. Ned Hinman, in losing their thirteen months old son, on Saturday last, is one of those terrible ordeals that all must pass through some time. The bright boy was light to the home but now he is gone, and darkness prevails. The funeral service was held at the Universalist church on Sabbath last, conducted by Rev. Miss Whitney. After which the remains were taken to the cemetery and placed in their final resting place.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 5
College Springs
Died, Tuesday evening, about 7 o'clock James Hogg, at the home of G. W. Acton. Mr. Hogg had only been ill about a week but during that time had suffered terribly. He had the best of medical care and nursing, but nothing could be done to save him. He was a fine young man, having many friends here to mourn his loss. He leaves a sister, Mrs. C. Dugan and some other relatives at a distance. The funeral was held Thursday from the Methodist Episcopal church.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 5
The sad news of the death of James Hogg was received here last Tuesday. Jim was well known in this vicinity and was respected by all who knew him. He leaves one sister, Mrs. J. C. Dugan, living southeast of Page and two brothers in Taylor county and a large number of friends to mourn his departure. The funeral sermon was preached on Wednesday at 11 o'clock by Rev. S. E. Martin in the United Presbyterian church in College Springs and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at College Springs.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1922, p. 6
An Unusual Woman Passes Away
One who has long been identified with our Clarinda community has left us, in the death on Aug. 28th, just after midnight, of Mrs. L. H. Holcombe, who for some time has been failing fast physically and finally succumbed to the inevitable.
Mrs. Holcombe's funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian Church, Rev. A. B. Marshall, the Presbyterian pastor, in the absence of the Christian minister, conducted the services. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery, in the family burial lot where son, daughter and grandson are buried.
Mrs. Holcombe was born Dec. 9th, 1838, being thus 83 years, 8 months and 19 days of age at time of passing away. Up until recently she had retained her full vigor of body and mind, but several weeks ago sustained a fall which led to complications from which she was unable to recover. Born in Illinois, her maiden name was Lucinda H. Dearman. Coming to Iowa, she was married to Mr. Richey and has one son Joseph Earl Richey buried in the cemetery. She was then married in Clarinda to R. [ichmond] I. Holcombe, having one child, Lillian Maude Holcombe, afterward married to O. E. McAnulty, who died Sept. 13th, 1916. The little granddaughter, Audrey McAnulty, lived with her grandmother for a couple of years, the two being boon companions, until the grandmother's illness compelled the father to take the girl to his home in Independence, Kans. People in Clarinda have seen the grandmother and granddaughter many times in the public park which was the little girl's playground, as their home was in the second story of the business block on the east side of the square which Mrs. Holcombe built and owned, which it is supposed by the terms of the will becomes the property of little Audrey, who is the only surviving relative so far as known, except a niece in California, Grace Straum, and a sister Mrs. Mary Lusch.
Mrs. Holcombe had the rare quality of successful business management. In the early days she started a millinery establishment at her residence, later having a shop down town, and thus gaining the basis for the competence which she possessed in her older days. Page County people also remember her as selling Lakeside organs, in the days when these instruments were popular, placing an organ in her spring wagon and with her daughter leave for the country to demonstrate and sell the instrument. At the time she built the present Holcombe block on the east side of the square she would not consent to do this until the city council gave permission to have the wooden structure, then the Whitehill restaurant, moved into the street and business continued there, that she might not lose any rental money while building the new structure.
Throughout her unusual career Mrs. Holcombe's friends have thus been business rather than personal friends, corresponding to the unusual powers of this unusual woman.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1922, p. 5
Mrs. Lucinda A. Holcombe – A lady who was one of the early residents of Clarinda and who was well known in this city and vicinity, Mrs. Lucinda A. Holcombe, died here at her home early Monday morning, Aug. 28, 1922. She had been in failing health for a long time. The body was removed to the Harmon Funeral Home. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Christian church. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery. By her first husband Mr. Richey, she had a son, Joseph Earl Richey. She was married a second time to R. [ichmond] L. Holcombe. Two children were born to them, Harold, who died at about 5 years of age and Maude, who married O. E. McAnulty, now of Independence, Kans. The daughter died a few years ago. The only living descendant of Mrs. Holcombe is believed to be her granddaughter, Audrey McAnulty, now about 11 years of age. Mr. Holcombe died within the past few years. Mr. McAnulty and his daughter Audrey were here at the funeral. Mrs. Holcombe formerly was in the millinery business here and was a successful business woman. Her estate includes a business building on the east side of the square and residence properties in this city.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1922, [p. 1]
Aged Resident Died Monday
Mrs. Lucinda H. Holcombe, well known to most of the older residents of Clarinda, passed away Monday after an illness extending over the past month, which was partly the result of injuries received in a fall some months ago. She occupied the rooms in her building on the east side of the square and at the time of her death lived alone. The funeral was held from the Christian church yesterday afternoon conducted by Dr. A. B. Marshall and interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.
Mrs. Holcombe is survived by only one close relative, Audrey McAnulty, the daughter o Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McAnulty, aged about eleven years, who part of the time made her home with Mrs. Holcombe, her mother having died a few years ago. Her father has married again and lives at Independence, Kansas.
Mrs. Holcombe was known as a shrewd business woman and accumulated a snug fortune. She built the brick building named after her and also owned considerable other property. At one time she conducted a millinery store and a restaurant in this building. At her death she was past eighty-three years of age.
In her will Mrs. Holcombe is said to have given her property to her grandchild Audrey McAnulty and in case of her death before majority to go to the Christian Orphan home at Council Bluffs.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 20, 1885, p. 2
A 14-year-old daughter of Geo. Hull and wife, near Braddyville, died on Monday last and was buried in the cemetery at this place on Tuesday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends in their great sorrow.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 29, 1912, p. 6
Lulu Hull – Lulu Hull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hull of near Carthage, S. D., died Feb. 21, 1912, aged fifteen months. The remains were brought to Bethesda for interment, the funeral services being conducted on Friday, Feb. 24, 1912, Rev. Karl O. Lund, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church officiating.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, August 16, 1884, p. 2
Mrs. Hester Copeland Jackson, wife of William Jackson, died at her home in Hawleyville, Page county, Monday, August 4th, in her 69th year.
She was born the 22d day of October 1815, in the state of Ohio. In her infancy her parents moved to Shelby county, Indiana, where she lived until reaching the age of womanhood. She was married August 29th, 1840, to William Jackson, and continued her residence in the state of Indiana with her husband till the year 1854, when she moved with her family to Illinois, making that state her home for six years. In 1860 the family came to Page county, Iowa, and have since made this county and the adjoining county of Taylor their home. In 1848 the deceased united with the M. E. church and up to the time of her death had lived a consistent Christian life. She was the mother of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, all of whom survive her with the exception of one son. The husband and one son are now making their home at Villisca. A second son and the two daughters reside near Hawleyville. The remains of the deceased were interred at Hawleyville Wednesday, August 6th. Rev. Munford of New Market conducted the funeral services.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, December 11, 1890, p. 7
--Died—At his residence in Villisca, Iowa, Dec. 8, 1890, of paralysis, William Jackson, aged 72 years 10 months, 27 days.
"Uncle Billy" as he was familiarly known, was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, on January 19, 1818. Being bereaved of his parents, he was left an orphan at the age of 11 years and compelled to make his own way in the world. Arriving at manhood, he was married on the 29th of August 1840 to Esther [Hester] Copeland, of Shelby Co., Indiana. In 1855 he removed with his family to Illinois; thence to Page Co., Iowa in the autumn of 1860, and has since resided in Page, Taylor and Montgomery counties, Iowa. He was bereft of his wife on the 4thof August 1884; since which time he has made his home with his children in Villisca.
He was the father of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, eight of whom survive him. A man of simple habits and few desires, he was unusually loved and respected by all who knew him. His religion was to do right; his politics to cast an honest vote; his social creed to attend to his own business. As a husband he was loving and lovable; as a father kind and considerate; as a citizen peaceable and neighborly. In his declining years he took a deep interest in—was really father of—the Old Settlers Association of southwestern Iowa. At the time of his death he was its president, which position he held continuously from its organization in 1886.
Uncle Billy will be missed and mourned not only by his family and relatives, but by scores of old neighbors in the four counties and by Villisca people, who liked the man for his many good qualities of mind and heart and enjoyed his cheerful companionship. A short service was held by Rev. Campbell at the house yesterday, after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery, near Hawleyville for interment where the services were concluded.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, Febuary 11, 1898, p. 4
The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Johnson died at 12 o'clock Wednesday night, age 2 days.

[LONG, HENRY, - 1885]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, June 19, 1885, p. 2
A colored mana at the poor farm named Henry Long died on Sunday afternoon last and was buried Monday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Andrew Baker the colored Minister at this place. The exact age of the deceased was not known but it is supposed that he was between 75 and 80 years old.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 28, 1884, p. 2
Died. On Friday evening, Nov. 21st, of diphtheria, Barbara, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Loranz, aged seven and a half years. The funeral ceremonies were conducted at the house on Saturday afternoon by Rev. R. R. Westcott.

[LORANZ, BARBARA]                          [LORANZ, WILMA HEALD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 28, 1884, p. 2
Barbara Loranz – Friday night the startling news reached us that Raymond Loranz's little girl was dead. She was a winsome little thing that everybody knew and the pet and idol of the household. Three days before she was well as usual. All that cloudy, gloomy Saturday pangs of anguish came to hundreds of hearts as to ours when the thought came of that little girl dead. Choked to death in the flush of health she lay in her coffin as pretty as a picture and in the storm was carried to the grave. The shock was too great for the sick mother. She too had contracted the disease and though this was checked she had not strength to rally and she died Wednesday last, and was laid beside her daughter and a babe that died some months ago. Thus Mr. Loranz is left desolate, his little family swept away almost at a breath. He had recently commenced the erection of a beautiful home on the heights and no doubt hoped much of happiness and comfort with his loved ones. Our friend has our warmest sympathies.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 28, 1884, p. 2
Died. On Wednesday afternoon, at her residence in Clarinda, Mrs. Wilma Loranz, wife of R. [aymond] Loranz. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. R. Westcott at three o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 4, 1885, p. 2
Obituary – Died, Sunday evening, Aug. 23, 1885, Mrs. Anker F. Loy, wife of Job [Jacob] Loy, Clarinda, Iowa.
She was born June 17th, 1818, in Warren county, Ohio, her maiden name being Dearth. Was married June 2d, 1835, so that her Golden Wedding would have occurred next June. She, with her husband, moved to Iowa in 1853. She was the last of her father's family and was the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls, five of whom are left to mourn her loss.
The funeral was largely attended on Tuesday. The services were by Rev. R. R. Westcott, in the absence of Rev. W. W. Merritt of Red Oak, but the latter preached the funeral sermon Sunday following at the Universalist church. She was of the Universalist faith and Mr. Merritt of that denomination had known her since 1867.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, March 20, 1885, p. 2
A. H. McCall, a brakeman on the Q railroad, was killed in the yards at Kirkwood, Ill., last Friday. His parents live in Clarinda and the remains of the son reached here Monday and were interred at 11 a. m. Young McCall was 24 years of age, a good steady industrious boy, had been braking only three weeks. He was to be married shortly and his letter announcing the fact reached his parents almost at the same time of the sad news of his death. The remains were coffined and forwarded by the railroad company. Mr. and Mrs. McCall are strangers here and the death of this son, their main dependence, is a sad blow to them.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 23, 1943, p. 4
G A McCullough Funeral Held at College Springs Friday
COLLEGE SPRINGS (Special) – G [eorge] A [ndrew] McCullough passed away August 18 about 9 p m at the age of 87. He leaves a son, G W McCullough, of Washington state, two daughters, Mrs Ethel Grove, with whom he made his home and Mrs Elmer Dugan of Oregon. Funeral was held Friday, August 20, at 2:30 p m in the U P church. Rev. P G Dykhuizen was in charge.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 11, 1884, p. 2
Mrs. Andrew McCully [McCullough], residing near College Springs, died Wednesday morning, October 8th, after a protracted illness. The funeral services took place at ten o'clock Thursday.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1882, p. 3
H. [enry] C. McGee died in our city on February 28th, 1882 of consumption. He was quite a young man, but the fell destroyer came and took him home. He leaves a family and many friends to mourn his loss. The Democrat extends sympathy to the family and friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 7, 1924, p. 11
Emma Zetta Epperson – Emma Zetta Epperson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Epperson, was born in Monroe Co., Iowa, July 6, 1858 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clem Fine near Siam, Iowa, Monday, June 30 at 7 o'clock A M., aged 65 years, 11 months and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to Wm. McMullin March 28, 1883 and to them were born five children, four of whom are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.
The children are Mrs Lila Bell of Clarinda, Iowa, Mrs. Della Fine of Siam, and twin sister Ella who died in infancy. Clinton McMullin of Maryville, Mo., Roy McMullin of Pickering, Mo.; also nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mahala Murphy of Clarinda, Iowa and Mrs. Hattie McComb of Trenton, Neb; an aged mother-in-law and many other relatives and friends.
Her husband preceeded her to the land beyond Feb 21, 1910.
In early life she gave her heart to God and united with the United Brethren Church and later placed her membership with the Church of Christ in Pickering, Mo.
She has ever proven herself a splendid Christian woman always ready with a helping hand or a cheery word of kindness for all.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 9, 1885, p. 2
Little Charley McVay, 2 years and three months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller McVay, died Sunday evening, of diphtheria. Mr. McVay's home is six miles north of Clarinda, and as this was the only child, that home is now disconsolate.

[MAYS, BOBBY, - 1885]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 16, 1885, p. 2
Mr. And Mrs. C. E. Mays lost their little boy, Bobby, by diphtheria Tuesday night last. He was taken Saturday previous. He was the second in age and as we write Wednesday, his older brother is suffering with the same dread disease.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, Febuary 11, 1898, p. 4
Mary Elizabeth Miller, wife of J. [ames] R. [enwick] Miller, died in this city, Sunday, at 10 a. m. of typhoid fever, age 20 years, 6 months and 29 days. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a. m., at the home (the old F. A. Cook property), conducted by Reverends J. M. McArthur and J. W. Dill. The remains were buried at the Butler cemetery, southeast of Shambaugh. Two children, with the husband, survive. She was a granddaughter of Peter Beery of this city.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1898, p. 7
Mrs. J. [ames] R. [enwick] Miller died at her home in east Clarinda Sunday from typhoid fever. The funeral took place Tuesday and her remains were interred in the Shambaugh cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1932, p. 2
Mrs. H. H. Murphy – Mahala Ann Epperson was born Jan. 18, 1849, near Albia, Ia. She was the last surviving member of a family of nine children born to Thomas and Letha York Epperson. She came to this county in 1866. She was united in marriage to Hiram H. Murphy Dec. 31, 1868, with whom she lived as a faithful partner for 47 years, until his death in 1916. Ten children were born to this union, two of whom are deceased, Frank dying in infancy and Mrs. Dora Lewis in 1911. They began their married life and lived on the same farm, nine miles northeast of Clarinda. After her husband's death she bought a smaller farm nearer Clarinda, where she lived with her son, Martin, whose unfailing love and thoughtfulness made the burden of failing health seem lighter. In later years she has made her home with her children.
At the age of 17 she was converted in her home while kneeling at her father's knee. She later became one of the charter members of the North Grove Methodist Episcopal church when it was built in 1877 and has retained her membership until her passing. Her religious faith was to her a source of great strength and help in all problems in rearing her children and the later days of weakness and infirmities of age.
At the ripe old age of 83, after a long period of ill health she fell asleep March 28, 1932 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Ashmore, in Clarinda.
She is survived by eight children, three sons and five daughters, Cyrus, Martin, Bert E. Murphy, Mrs. Effie Krucker, Mrs. Anna Harris, Mrs. Jennie Cooper, Mrs. Mae Ashmore and Mrs. Alice Swan, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.
The funeral services were held Wednesday first at the John Ashmore home, later at 2:30 in the North Grove church, burial being made in the family lot in the church cemetery. Rev W H Meredith of the Clarinda Methodist church, assisted by Rev Wayne Emry of the North Grove church, was in charge of the services. Six grandsons served as pallbearers, Doran Swan, Dale Ashmore, Francis Murphy, Wendell Cooper, Gerald Murphy and Clyde Lewis, while four granddaughters carried the flowers, Mrs. Dudley Hoskins, Edith Miller, Mabel Shepard and Janice Murphy.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 29, 1912, p. 6
Mrs. Eliza M. Nicholas – Mrs. Eliza M. Nicholas, whose maiden name was Grisham, died at the home of her son, J. A. Nicholas, in East River township, Page county, Feb. 22, 1912. She was born in Indiana, Sept. 3, 1834. She was married Aug. 31, 1856 to George Jett and they lived in Bloomfield, Ill. He was a soldier in the Union army and died in the Civil war. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jett, one son and two daughters, one of which children, Mrs. B. L. Hoskins, resides in Clarinda. Mrs. Jett was married March 23, 1869 to J. [ackson] J. Nicholas. One son, J. [oseph] A. Nicholas, was born to them, who survives and also surviving are seven step children: John Nicholas of Braddyville; Marion F. Nicholas of Moose Jaw, Canada; Charles Nicholas of Maryville, Mo.; Mrs. William Blackford of Braddyville; Mrs. William Hiles of Braddyville, and Noah Crawford of Nebraska. She is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Methodist Episcopal church in Shambaugh, with Rev. J. H. Beveridge officiating. Burial was in the Davis cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 4
J. [ackson] J. Nicholas, one of Page county's early pioneer settlers, passed away Tuesday night at 11 o'clock at his home in East River township, one and one-half miles east of Shambaugh. He has been an invalid, from paralysis, for several years. The deceased was a native of Wisconsin, from which state he moved to Page county in 1853. He was 74 years of age last March. On coming to this county, he located one-half mile west of Braddyville, where he lived until about nine years ago, when he moved to the place where he died. In his younger days he was a noted hunter, and such a sure shot was he that it is said he never missed a deer that he aimed at with his rifle. The children surviving from his first marriage are Mrs. Catherine Reed of Drexel, Mo., J. A. Nicholas, southwest of Braddyville, in Missouri, Mrs. Alice Blackford, in Missouri, near Braddyville, F. M. Nicholas of Buchanan township, C. M. Nicholas of Malvern. The mother of these children dying, Mr. Nicholas married again and the second wife, with their son, Joseph Nicholas, survive. The funeral takes place at 2:30 this afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church in Braddyville of which denomination he was a member, Rev. D. M. Buckner conducting the services.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, March 13, 1885, p. 2
Died. Clara Nienstedt, daughter of August and Minnie Nienstedt, died at 3 o'clock on the morning of Saturday March 7th, 1885, in the 18th year of her age. Funeral at 2 o'clock p. m., Sunday, the 8th, at family residence. Services by Rev. J. H. Malcolm.
It is sad indeed that this young girl should meet death at the very beginning of a womanhood so bright and full of promise. She would soon have graduated at Prairie Du Chien, though ill health has retarded her studies for some months past. She was accomplished in music and all who know her speak of her as most lovely young lady.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 29, 1912, p. 6
William Riley Nunn – William Riley Nunn died after a brief illness at his home in Clearfield, Feb. 22, 1912, age 50 years, 2 months and 26 days. He was born in Afton, Union county, Ia., Nov. 27, 1861. When about 19 years of age he moved to Clarinda where he resided until last fall when he moved to Clearfield. He was married July 3, 1884, to Miss Luella C. [atherine] Jordan, daughter of the late W. [illiam] S.[hanks] Jordan. The wife and two children survive him. The children are Mrs. A. C. Updike of St. Joseph, Mo., and Bazil, who is 4 years of age. The remains were brought to Clarinda where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon.

[PATCH, R. P.]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1882, p. 3
On Sunday night last R. P. Patch died at the engine house. He had been sick but a few days; the members of the fire company had cared for him, he being a member of that organization. As to the early part of his life we know little or nothing, but for more than twenty years we have known him. He was for years with the Western Stage Company, that all the early settlers of this State remember; that in its day was to Iowa, what the railroads are today. He was one of its most trusted employees and was one of the first men who ever drove a stage into this city. Twenty years ago, every other morning, at about three o'clock, he would drive in with his gray horses and arouse the few slumberers by blowing an old horn. He continued this labor until the railroads forced the stage company to newer fields, but he concluded to remain in Clarinda. A few years ago, he was elected street commissioner and filled the place several terms with credit to himself. His last term expired when the new organization came in, but they had employed him to take charge of the engine house for the ensuing year.
On Monday our fire company with their usual energy, had the remains carefully cared. For. They also arranged the engine house in an appropriate manner and the funeral services were conducted there by Rev. Malcolm. Hundreds of our citizens attended. After the services were over the remains were placed in the hearse and followed to the cemetery by the fire company with their engine, which was beautifully draped, and by citizens in carriages. The procession was headed by the brass band.
While he made no great stir in life he had a good heart and was an honorable upright man in all his dealings and all who knew him will regret to learn of his death. Peace to his ashes and happiness to his spirit that is now in a better land.

[PFANDER, CHARLES, 1829-1898]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 4
Charles Pfander, one of Page county's old settlers, died Sunday at 3 a. m. at his home southwest of Clarinda, and was buried Tuesday in the cemetery in this city. The funeral services took place at the late home of the deceased, Tuesday forenoon, the officiating minister being Rev. W. W. Merritt, pastor of the Universalist church at Red Oak, assisted by Rev. P. V. D. Vedder of the Methodist Episcopal church, Clarinda. The funeral was also Masonic, Nodaway lodge No. 140, A. F. and A. M., giving its impressive funeral and burial service, with M. R. Ansbach acting as worshipful master, a position once held by the deceased brother Mason, who was also a charter member of the lodge. Officers of the lodge and the pall bearers from the Masonic fraternity went to the home and the main body of the lodge accompanied the funeral procession from the square to the grave. In addition to the blue lodge service at the last resting place of Mr. Pfander, the Eastern Star was represented at the grave by the worthy matron, Mrs. M. Enfield, who deposited on the casket, for the Star, a white lily. The deceased was an excellent and highly respected man. Surviving him are the following children: Mrs. Nannie A., widow of Milton Knox; Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, wife of Charles Thompson; Mrs. Alice M., wife of Everett Feese; John W. Pfander; Harry Pfander; George Pfander, and Clyde Pfander. One son, Perry Pfander, is dead. The late Charles Pfander was born in Württemberg, Germany, Jan. 25, 1829. He was brought by his parents to America in the spring of 1832, and the family settled in Lancaster, Pa., residing there one year. Afterwards, Charles Pfander lived in Posttown, Butler county, Ohio, remaining there four years; moved from there to Pearmont, Preble county, O., and lived there 11 years. In the spring of 1847 he moved on a farm near Dayton and in the spring of 1848 moved on a farm near Louisburg, Dark county, O. In the spring of 1849 he moved near Ithica. Was ill about two years. He worked at the cooper's trade. He was married March 19, 1853, to Sarah Baker. In the spring of 1854 he moved to the farm two miles southwest of Clarinda, where he lived from that time until his death. He was a successful farmer. He became a member of the Universalist church of Clarinda in 1858 and was the organizer of the church here.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 23, 1889, p. 8
Obituary – Sunday morning, Jan. 20, at six o'clock, Mr. Perry Pfander departed this life, aged 35 years, 1 month and 3 days.
For the last two years he has been an invalid but able to be around. Two weeks ago, he was prostrated and suffered severely to the last. Being reared to manhood in this community and being known extensively, he was universally esteemed for his noble principles of true honesty and manly integrity. He was a good citizen, a faithful husband, a kind father and an obliging neighbor, temperate, moral and upright in all his habits. In youth he was a dutiful son, the product of the home of his Christian father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfander.
In his early decease we are remined of the great uncertainty of all material things. In the prime of life, with all worldly prospects flattering with inviting success, his sun declined and set at noon. Many things here seem dark to us, but God directs and knows best and soon or late "His light will touch the shining hills of day."
Heaven called: Child, thy Father says come home
      From affliction now freed,
          And from God ne'er to sever.
Thou His glory shall see
     And enjoy Him forever.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was and the spirit to God who gave it.
He lived like Christ--a life that consisted in doing good. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. He now lives with that God who is too wise to err and too good to do wrong and who will ever act towards mankind as a good father to his children.
He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife and two children, his father and mother, brothers and sisters and many near and dear friends. Words of comfort were spoken by the pastor, Rev. B. F. Snook. A large procession of sympathizing neighbors followed the remains to the cemetery where they were committed to the earth, in hope that the spirit immortal shall never die.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1882, p. 3
  March 23, 1882, p. 3
DIED. – O. L. Polsley, at his residence in Coin, on the 19th inst., aged about forty years. He was well known in this county, having grown into manhood here. He married a daughter of Thos. Fleming, who with two children, a boy and a girl, are left to mourn his loss, besides a large circle of friends here and at Coin.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 23, 1885, p. 2
Earl Richey – The tragic death of this young man is one of the saddest events of all the year. The particulars we give elsewhere. Earl came home on Tuesday of last week and remained until Thursday evening when his mother, Mrs. Spencer, gave him some money and put some fruit in his valise and he went back to Creston hoping to find a job. He was sober and in good spirits when he left home. That night his remains were scattered by three passing trains along a mile and a quarter of the track. Ninety-one pieces were gathered up and coffined and held waiting for his mother and wife at Creston. The typographical Union of that place, of which Earl was a member, furnished her transportation free. The young wife came down also and the funeral took place Monday evening at 4 o'clock. The poor mother is in an anguish of sorrow and she will have the public sympathy.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 23, 1885, p. 2
Terrible Death of Earl Richey
Creston Advertiser, Saturday evening
This morning as section men were working about the track, they discovered the remains of a man scattered along the track in the location named, (on south branch 2 miles from town) for a distance of some thirty rails length. As soon as the news was brought to the city, Coroner Whitlatch and other went to the scene with a way car drawn by the pony and the remains were gathered up in a box and brought to the city and placed in the morgue on Walnut street; investigation proved it to be the body of Earl Ritchey, a man about thirty years of age, a jeweler by trade and also a printer, having worked in the Advertiser office all last winter. His father-in-law, Mr. Shafer lives on a farm about five miles south of town and his wife is staying with her parents while Earl was in the city looking for work. He has been in the habit of walking back and forth from the farm to the city, and it is the theory of the Advertiser, based on this fact, that he had started for home last night and in some way, which will always remain a mystery, was overtaken by the cars with the sad result shown.
Mr. Shafer came into town this morning a load of corn, not knowing anything of the accident, and it is a sad message that he will have to bear to the waiting wife. Mr. Ritchey's mother lives in Clarinda and is understood to be wealthy. She was telegraphed and was expected to arrive in the city this afternoon and will probably arrange the details of interment.
Mrs. Spencer, the mother of Earl, went to Creston Saturday and returned Monday morning with the remains.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, August 2, 1884 p. 2
Tuesday, July 22nd, was a dark day for this community. Essie Ridgeway, son of Mr. Sam Ridgeway, about nine years of age and Elmer Wilcoxen [Wilcoxson], son of Mr. ------- Wilcoxon [Wilcoxson], southwest of Blanchard, about the same age, were drowned while wading in a pond formed on the farm of Mr. Ridgeway. Mr. R. was putting up his hay and Mr. Wilcoxon [Wilcoxson], along with others, was assisting. The little boys were carrying water for the hands but had not been seen for some time. Mr. R. noticed their absence and went at once to the pond, which was but a short way off, while Mr. W. went to the house after water, On nearing the pond, noticing the two hats floating on the water and the clothes on the bank, the nature of the terrible calamity which had befallen him and his neighbor flashed upon his mind, and, terror stricken, he called to the men at the stacks for help. In a few moments both bodies were recovered—Essie by Mr. J. T. Monzingo and Elmer by Sam Helms. The bodies were at once tenderly borne to their respective homes. They had been in the water too long for resuscitation.
The news of the sad calamity spread rapidly, and a deep, dark gloom settled over the entire community. In the afternoon the body of Essie was taken by his sorrowing parents, accompanied by a few friends, to Maryville, Mo., for interment, where he was buried yesterday morning. Elmer was buried in the cemetery east of town at 10 o'clock a. m. Elder Hopker of Northboro conducted the exercises at the M. E. church. The afflicted families have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of sore distress. – Blanchard Record.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 14, 1884, p. 2
Miss Lizzie Leta Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robinson, of this city, is dead. She was at school Monday, was taken with Quinsy that day and died Wednesday night. She was in her 19th year. The funeral services take place at 10 a. m. today. In this sudden and unexpected bereavement, the parents and family have the sympathy of many friends.

[SCOTT, DAVID, 1827-1898]
[Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 5
David Scott died at his home in Page, Monday morning, of cancer of the stomach. He had been suffering for some time past until death came to relieve him. He was 72 years old and leaves a wife and five daughters to mourn his death. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Brockett in the United Presbyterian church and the remains taken to Clarinda for burial. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

[SCOTT, DAVID, 1827-1898]
[Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 18, 1898, p. 5
Uncle David Scott living between here and Page Center, died last Monday morning. He was about 70 years old. He was buried at Clarinda Tuesday. He was a good, quiet citizen.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 28, 1884, p. 2
Died. Sunday night at 9 o'clock of diphtheria, Alma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. [ilbert] L. [afayette] Shaul, aged about 5 years. The funeral services took place at the house Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Malcolm.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 21, 1884, p. 2
Died. On Monday morning November 17, of Diphtheria, Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. [ilbert] L.[afayette] Shaul, aged about three and a half years. The funeral services took place at the house on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Malcolm. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their great sorrow.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 2, 1882, p. 3
Obituary – On Sabbath, January 29th, at 8 p. m., Dr. Albert T. Shaw died in the fifty-sixth year of his age, at his residence in Clarinda, of typhoid pneumonia.
The doctor was born near Portland, Maine, where he received an education and afterward he graduated from Bowdoin Medical College with honors. After this he came west and settled in Iowa and before the war was for some time surgeon of the Iowa penitentiary at Ft. Madison, a place he filled with honor and credit. On the 22d of July 1863, he was mustered into the United service as surgeon of the Sixth Iowa Cavalry. This place he filled until the war closed, with the exception that during part of the time he acted as division surgeon under detail. At the close of the war he settled in Memphis, Tennessee, and there went into the practice of medicine. During his residence there he filled some civil offices. When he left Memphis, he settled in Arkansas and remained there sometime, taking an active part in the politics of the state and practiced his profession, which he was much devoted to. A few years ago, he moved from Arkansas to Stewartsville, Mo., and lived there a few years and from there he came to Clarinda in February 1881 and went into the practice of his profession. He remained here until August the same year and then went to Osceola and there practiced medicine until in October, when he returned to this place and was married to Mrs. Dorsey. A short time ago he was appointed health officer for Nodaway township and no doubt in that service contracted the fatal disease that ended his life. He was a man of indomitable perseverance and what he done he done with a will and there is no doubt but he over exerted himself in his duties and thus the fever. On Monday last the funeral service was conducted by Rev. Cozier, at his late residence and then the remains were taken to the cemetery followed by many sorrowing friends and now all sympathize and mourn with the bereaved wife who is left to mourn his loss.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 29, 1912, p. 6
Mrs. Carrie Souder – Mrs. Carrie Souder was born June 22, 1856 at Boonville, Cook county, Mo. She was married to William Burton Nov. 4, 1886, to which union there was given six children, four of whom are living and two of whom are dead. Those who survive her are Miss Ella Burton of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ada Welton of Clarinda, Ia., Mrs. Ava Fletchall of St. Joseph, Mo., and Archie Burton of Clarinda. Mrs. Souder was married a second time in 1908 to William Souder, since which time she made her home in Maryville, Mo. for a short time, then in Clarinda for one year and afterwards in Danville, Ill., until she came to Clarinda about four weeks ago, where she passed away after a brief illness on Monday, Feb. 19, 1912. The bereft present at the services Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 21, were Mr. and Mrs. Welton and Archie Burton, all of Clarinda. Rev. C. M. Eppard was the officiating minister at the funeral.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1932, p. 2
Benjamin John Sunderman – Funeral services for the late Benjamin J. Sunderman of Seward, Nebr., were held Saturday, April 2, at Seward, after which Wm. Otte of Clarinda motored with Walker hearse to Seward, bringing the body to the home of Herbert Sunderman, son of the deceased and his former home.
Rev. Wm. Mueller of the Immanuel Lutheran church was in charge of the services both at house and at the Immanuel Lutheran church. Just before the short service at the house began a beautiful selection "Jerusalem, Thou City Fair and High," came over the air and was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Sunderman by the Trinity Lutheran choir of Lincoln, Nebr., of which Mr. Sunderman's brother, Prof. Otto Sunderman, is a director.
Burial was made in the Immanuel cemetery where the deceased was laid to rest with his first wife, who preceded him in death about fifteen years ago. Eight board members, namely the Messrs. A. E. Reese, R. O. Vogel, Fred Kolterman, Otto Heers, C. H. Eickenhorst, Albert Hackbart, Richard Buls and W. H. Ahlschwede of St. John's church of Seward, Nebraska, of which board Mr. Sunderman was also a member, served as pallbearers at the funeral in Seward and were also present to join in the funeral march at Immanuel church Sunday. Six Page county friends, the Messrs. H. H. Freudenburg, H. C. Freudenburg, John Rausch, Harmon Otte, Oscar Grebert and George Sunderman, acted as pallbearers at the services Sunday.
Benjamin John Sunderman, son of Wm. Sunderman and his wife, Marie nee Niewedde, was born October 27, 1869, in Page county, Ia. Here he was baptized and later, after due instruction in the chief parts of the Christian religion, March 18, 1883, was received into communicant membership of the Lutheran church.
In 1894 he was joined in holy wedlock to Miss Julia Groeling. To this happy union four children were born, one daughter dying in infancy. On March 29, 1917, his wife preceded him in death. A strange coincidence concerning their deaths was that his wife died on the 29th of March and Mrs. Sunderman on the 30th. The deceased was engaged in farming until 1921 when he went to Seward, Nebr. There he was joined in marriage to Miss Marie Zimmerman who survives him.
For a number of years he was occupied with the Farmers' Union Co-operative business and then went into business himself.
When he moved to Seward, he transferred his church membership to St. John's Ev. Lutheran church of Seward. Since June 1924 he was an elder of St. John's church without interruption up to the time of his death. He also served the congregation as financial secretary during this time.
He passed away at the age of sixty-two years, five months and three days, leaving his bereaved wife and three children, his son, Herbert of Clarinda, and two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor (Benjamin) Goecker, of Clarinda, and Mrs. Adeline Medow, of Seward, and seven grandchildren, besides his aged mother, four brothers, Prof. Otto Sunderman of Lincoln, Walter Sunderman, Oscar Sunderman and Harry Sunderman, all of Madison, Nebr. and five sisters, Mrs. C. H. Riggert, of Seward, Mrs. Ernest Freudenburg of Madison and Mrs. Henry Herzberg, Mrs. Albert Herzberg  and Mrs. Fred Herzberg, all of Clarinda.
No man in this community was more respected and loved by all who knew him during his life here. The end of his life brings sorrow and tears, but in spite of his death we can rejoice that we knew him, that he lived here in our community and that our little corner of this world was made better for those who are here because Mr. Sunderman had lived in it.
Those from a distance to attend the funeral here were: Mrs. B. J. Sunderman, Lena Zimmerman and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Zimmerman, all of Seward; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Glasgow of Ellston, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer, Paul Pflughaupt, Mrs. D. J. Zimmerman, Walter Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Medow, all of Seward; Mrs. S. Wiese of Denver, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sunderman, Walter Sunderman, Oscar Sunderman and Mrs. Ernest Freudenburg, all of Madison, Nebraska, the Otto Sunderman family, of Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Riggert and daughter, the Messrs. A. E. Reese, R. O. Vogel, Fred Kolterman, Otto Heers, C. H. Eickenhorst, Albert Hackbort, Richard Bulo and W. H. Ahlschwede, all of Seward, Nebr

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 20, 1885, p. 2
On last Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. Tidball were called upon to mourn the loss of their little daughter—one of the twins of which we spoke two weeks ago. At the time of its death it was thought the little boy could not live and the funeral was postponed in consequence but Saturday night there was a turn for the better and it is now thought the little fellow will get along all right. The burial of the little girl took place on Sunday.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 26, 1884, p. 2
Died. On Friday morning, Dec. 19, at 6:45, at the residence of Ira B. Stevens, Isaac VanBuskirk, aged 27 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Malcolm at the house at 10 o'clock a. m. Saturday.
Mr. VanBuskirk has never been stout, and for more than a year has been poorly. For the past six weeks he has been unable to be about much. He was an orphan boy and has made his home with Mr. Stevens since he was thirteen years old.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 23, 1889, p. 5
Mrs. Wm. Waugh, wife of one of our most respected farmers, died at the family residence two miles south of town on Sunday morning. She died of Erysipelas, caused by blood poisoning. She was about 75 years of age, had been married 52 years, was the mother of six children and this was the first death in the family.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 23, 1885, p. 2
Myrtle Webster – Saturday morning last it was whispered over town that Myrtle Webster was dead. Death has been busy of late in our city—gathering them in old and young—but no case created more universal sorrow and regret than this. Her father, W. E. Webster, was a popular man in this county when he died, four years ago, at his post as Representative at Des Moines. This little daughter Myrtle was a general favorite because she was pretty and bright and happy—smiling as a summer morning. Three years ago, she became a victim of consumption and all these years she has been slowly fading away and last Friday just as the day went out so did her young life. Her widowed mother had taken her to the bracing air of Minnesota and then to the milder climate of Southern California, in the fond hope of restoration, but last spring she came home to die. She knew that the end was drawing nigh but the thought seemed to give her no pain—and the story of her last moments is pathetic unto tears—and she "met the night of death tranquil as a star meets morning."
The funeral services took place Sunday at 11 o'clock at the Methodist church. A drizzling, pattering rain fell all that day, so that those who mourned for her might easily imagine that pitying nature wept at sight of a death so sad, so sweet. The bell tolled 14—the years of her age. The audience room was well-nigh full. The beautiful coffin, flower bedecked, was borne into the church by six young men, while before it and behind walked these 12 young girls—six in white and six in dark—her intimate associates: Eda Brown, Nora Hudson, Lena Poley, Zella Frazier, Edna McIntyre, Mollie Ansbach, Grace Wescott, Mamie McIntyre, Ada Chamberlain, Minnie Clement, Myrtie Baker.
Rev. H. H. O'Neal delivered a beautiful and touching address—not a sermon, he said, the large choir sang its most solemn music and then amidst the rain the remains were carried to the cemetery.
Our old men have died, and we mourn for them and yet their going was in the line of natural events. They fall as the wheat falls, ripe for the sickle. But a young girl's death is somehow the saddest of all sad events.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 2, 1882, p. 3
Obituary – On Friday morning, January 27th, Hon. W. E. Webster died in the city of Des Moines, of erysipelas, aged about 39 years. The news of his death reached this city early Friday morning and the whole community was cast down with grief, as he was one of our noble men.
W. [atson] E. [mery] Webster was born in Meigs county, Ohio, where he lived until seventeen years of age when he removed with his parents to Rockford, Ills., at which place he received his education. He served for a time during the war with an Illinois regiment and was mustered out on account of disability. In 1864 he married Miss Malinda Eavey, of Ogle county, Ills., and by this union they were blessed with two children—Carrie and Mertie. In 1865 he removed to Benton county, Iowa, and lived there until 1869, when he came to Shenandoah in this county. In 1875 he came to our city and engaged in the banking business. He was elected member of the legislature in 1879 and was re-elected in 1881; and at the time of his death was in Des Moines serving his term. He has filled many minor offices and always with credit. He was a faithful Christian having been a member of the M. E. church since he was fourteen years old. He belonged to the Odd Fellows, the A. O. U. W., and had climbed the Masonic ladder to the top or thirty-second rung and in all the orders had filled offices with honor and credit to himself. The orders and the church will mourn and miss him. At the time of his death he was W. M. in the Blue Lodge of Masons and when the members view the vacant chair, they will drop a tear at the loss of their dear departed brother. He was also filling station in the other orders who mourn his loss.
Mr. Webster never done anything by halves but what he done he did with a will that made everyone his friend and brother. Today every man and woman who knew him mourns with the heart-stricken family and bids them be of good cheer, as it will be but a short time until all will be again united in the bright and celestial land where happiness reigns through all eternity, where trouble will be no more.
The funeral services took place at the M. E. church, Saturday at 3 p. m., conducted by Revs. Cozier and O'Neal. There was a large crowd in attendance. The Odd Fellows, A O U W and Masonic brethren marched to the cemetery and paid the last sad rites to their departed brother.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1882, p. 3
On Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] W. [illiam] Weed, of Prescott, Iowa, lost one of their children, a bright boy, some three years old. Mr. Weed is a son-in-law of Mahlon Jones of our city, and the family are cast down at this bereavement. The remains were brought here and buried on Wednesday.

[WOODS, JAMES ALFRED]                             [WOODS, JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" BERRY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1927, [p. 1]
Professor and Mrs. J. A. Woods Are Dead
Word has been received in this city of the death of Prof. and Mrs. J. A. Woods, former residents of Clarinda, at their home in Ellisport, Wash.
Mrs. Mont McKee, a niece of Prof. Woods received a letter yesterday from Mrs. Charles Woods, the daughter-in-law who had cared for them in their last illness, stating that Prof. Woods died Tuesday, March 22, his death from a general wearing out of the body, Mr. Woods being 92 years of age in February. Mrs. Woods suffered a stroke of paralysis following the death of Prof. Woods and passed away the following Thursday, which was March 24, just two days after the death of her husband.
One son of Mr. Woods survives, Charles, whose home is in Ellisport, but he has been in Norfolk, Va. for some time and was not with his father when he passed away. He wired from Norfolk that he would be here this week and is expected either today or tomorrow.
Mrs. E. B. Phillips received a telegram this morning from her cousin, Arthur Berry, of Los Angeles, Calif., stating that he would arrive here tomorrow with the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Woods. Mrs. Phillips' father and Mrs. Woods were brother and sister.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1927, p. 2
Prof. J. A. Woods
James Alfred Woods was born Feb. 7, 1835, on a farm near Greenville, Mercer county, Penn., and remained on his father's farm until he reached the age of twenty-one. He then entered Marietta College at Marietta, Ohio, where he received his college education. In 1862 he came to Clarinda, Iowa, to accept the position of teacher in the public schools.
July 4, 1864, he was married to Esther Irene Hill in Marietta, Ohio and returned to Clarinda with his bride. From this union two children were born, Charles E. Wood of Ellisport, Wash., who survives him and Etta Ollieretta, who passed away some five years ago.
Prof. Woods who began his teaching in Clarinda in the lower grades, was at the close of the first year promoted to the principalship and later to be city superintendent of the city schools. His connection with the schools were a total of thirty school years with two short intervals when he was otherwise employed. Prof. Woods organized the first public school system in Red Oak, Iowa, where he taught for two years in the early seventies. He also taught seven years in Keithsburg, Ill., which closed his teaching experience.
Esther Irene Woods departed this life in June 1916.
Dec. 30, 1917, Prof. Woods was married to Mrs. Josephine Berry Crikenbarger [Krickenbarger]. Prof. Woods continued to reside in Clarinda until March 1924, when he and Mrs. Woods joined their son, Charles, at Ellisport, Wash., where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Prof. Woods departed this life March 22, 1917, at Ellisport, Wash., and his wife passed away two days later. Funeral services were held in Washington and a Memorial service was held for both Mr. and Mrs. Woods in the Presbyterian church at Clarinda on April 3, 1927, and the ashes of both were laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery, according to the expressed wish of each.
Prof. Woods was an active member and worker of the first Presbyterian church from 1863 until his failing strength prevented further work. He was for many years an elder in this church.
Prof. Woods great life work was among his students, who are scattered through many states and lands, and their esteem of his is the greatest monument that could be erected to him. In the affections of those who knew him he still lives.