Obituaries
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[ABBOTT, NELLIE, 1893 – 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 15, 1893
COIN – Nellie, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Abbott, died Thursday night. Her remains were taken to New Market for burial.

[ABBOTT, VESTA WINIFRED]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 1, 1893, p. 5
Died – On Wednesday, Vesta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. [saac] W. [arren] Abbott. The little treasure was taken to New Market for burial. Rev. E. W. McDade conducting the services. The parents and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their loved one.

[ABBOTT, VESTA WINIFRED]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 2, 1893
Vesta, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Abbott, died Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock of paralysis of the heart, age about two years. The remains were taken Thursday to New Market for interment in the family burial ground. The family and friends accompanied the remains to the funeral, which was conducted at New Market by Rev. E. W. McDade. The bereaved parents have many friends to mourn with them in their affliction.

[ADDINGTON, CHARLES' INFANT, - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 6, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Addington of East River township, had a daughter born the 28th ult. and the next day suffered the affliction of her death.

[BABCOCK, JOHN VINTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 18, 1893
J. [ohn] V. [inton] Babcock, a farmer living near Bingham, died Wednesday of diabetes. He was 52 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. – Shenandoah World, 10th inst.

[BRAND, JAMES FRANKLIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 6, 1894
Obituary – Died, January 23, 1894, James Franklin, son of Ella and Frank Brand. He was ill but a little over one day. All that medical skill and good nursing could accomplish was of no avail and after a few hours of agony death came to the relief of the dear one.
James Franklin was born May 12, 1892; age, 1 year, 8 months and 11 days. The funeral services were held at Blanchard in the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. Meridith.
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[BROWN, GRACE M., - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1893, p. 5
Miss Grace M. Brown died Sunday, Aug. 27, 1893, at the home of her parents in east Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. S. [tillman] D. Brown, aged 19 years, 6 months and 21 days. She was a bright, amiable girl and a host of friends regret the blotting out of this noble young life. The funeral took place from the Advent church Tuesday, conducted by Elder Watkins of Leon, Iowa.

[BROWN, GRACE M., - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 26, 1893, p. 4
Obituary – Grace M – Daughter of Bro. and Sister S. [tillman] D. Brown, died at her home in Clarinda, Iowa, August 27, 1893, at 6 p. m., aged 19 years, 5 months and 21 days. The funeral was conducted from the S. D. Adventist church of that city Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Grace, from her youth had been taught the Holy Scriptures which were able to make her wise unto salvation, and early in life gave her heart to God. Though for many years a great sufferer, she never wavered, but died as she had lived, trusting not in self, "but in God which raiseth the dead." To know her was to love her and that her untimely taking away was widely mourned is attested by the fact that more—many more—than could possibly crowd inside the spacious chapel came to gaze for a moment on her uncovered face ere we lowered her to her last resting place, where she peacefully reposes until the Lord of Glory calls her to life and love and home. She did not take her bed until the day of her death and all day long anxious friends watched for the end which came in the even time so peacefully, they scarcely realized it.
"Our fondest hope belied our fears,
   Our fears our hopes belied,
We thought her dying when she slept
   And sleeping when she died."
--Copied by request from the Mendota, Ill., Our Hope and Life in Christ.

[BUNKER, EDWIN] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 22, 1894
Is Dead – In Friday's issue mention was made of the surgical operation of Ed, son of A. Bunker, at Kansas City. A telegram was received Saturday evening stating that the young man was very low and the next dispatch that he was dead. The body arrived last night on the Burlington. The relatives have the sympathy of hosts of friends in their great bereavement.

[BUNKER, EDWIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 26, 1894
Obituary – [words unreadable] He was a young man of about 28 years of age, unmarried and very highly respected by all who knew him.
About ten years ago he met with an accident, severely injuring his back, from which he has suffered ever since. A few weeks since he became very much worse and it was determined to send him to Kansas City for an operation. That operation was performed on the 14th instant but it was too much for him and he died last Sunday. On Monday he was brought home for interment.
The family are well known in Clarinda and have the sympathy of the entire community.

[BUNKER, EDWIN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 27, 1894
Ed Bunker, a young man well known in Clarinda and vicinity, died Sunday morning in Kansas City. About eight years ago he met with an accident since which time he had been out of health until death relieved him. A stool thrown by another person at a cow, hit Mr. Bunker in the small of his back, shattering the bone. After the accident, two unsuccessful operations were performed on Mr. Bunker and on the 8th inst. he went to Kansas City for another operation which took place the next day. He lived until Sunday when he died as above stated. It is said that he had a stroke of paralysis the day before his death. The remains were received here Monday night and the funeral was held Tuesday at the Universalist church conducted by Rev. W. L. Swan. The burial was in the city cemetery. The deceased was the son of Al Bunker who lives three miles south of Clarinda. He was 28 years of age last October and was by occupation a farmer. A friend speaking of him Thursday said: "He was a nice, genial young man, always liked by everybody." Two of his sisters were able to attend his funeral, Mrs. W. M. Stowell of David City, Neb. and Mrs. Frank Henniger of this city. Ed now rests beside his mother who died eighteen years ago last April. 

[CARY, ALFRED R.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 20, 1894
The Death of a Relative of a Citizen of Clarinda
A telegram was received at the Journal office last Saturday by J. P. Kenea, senior editor of this paper, informing him that his nephew, Alfred R. Cary, had died that morning at La Cygne, Kan. Mr. Kenea took the first train for that place, reaching there in time to attend the funeral which was held Sunday afternoon.
The late Mr. Cary was born Aug. 18, 1859 in Racine, Wis., and was therefore in the thirty-fifth year of his age. In early life he left Madison, that state, with his parents, for La Cygne, Kan., where his father, L. C. Cary, then a well-known editor and newspaper man of Wisconsin, with his brother-in-law, J. P. Kenea, established in 1870 the La Cygne Journal.
Alfred's father died in the fall of 1872, leaving him and his elder brother to the care of their mother. In his early boyhood, Alfred or Fred as everybody in his home town knew him, entered the La Cygne Journal office and learned the printer's trade. A few years later he went into the La Cygne post office as a clerk and subsequently into a bank at that place after which his occupation most of the time until his death was banking. At a little more than 21 he was elected a councilman of La Cygne and at 22 mayor of that city, a position he held, like all others he had anything to do with, by merit. It is believed that he was then the youngest mayor of a town in the United States. At the same time his brother, H. N. Cary, at the age of 23, was managing editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and the latter is now the managing editor of the New York Times. During Alfred's term as mayor, in 1882, the ill health with which his young life had been burdened became such pronounced lung trouble that he temporarily sought the climate of New Mexico for relief and from that time until his death, or for more than eleven years, his family and friends have realized that the thread was slender upon which his life took hold, and many times as the disease, consumption, developed, those to whom he was dear were troubled with the dread that any moment might be his last. As for himself he struggled along, seemingly hopeful until near the last, insisting day after day on occupying his post at the bank, with work, when others as feeble would have been in bed.
Thus it was with him, in youth and early manhood among the brightest of those of his years in business and public favor, with the seeming promise of a long and not unlikely brilliant career before him, he was destined at the very moment when there seemed most of rich promise of earthly accomplishments before him to have his work cut short by a disease the inevitable end of which was to be death.
The late Mr. Cary was the friend of everybody and was always doing some one a kindness. Few are so generous to others as was he. He was gentle in his ways, ever courteous in manner, popular alike in social and business circles. Everybody liked him and no wonder. It was so natural for him to please others.
Two days before he died, he seemed to realize that the end was near. To one beside him he said, "I feel slipping away. Do not think I am afraid to die."
And they laid him away Sunday afternoon, a sorrowful afternoon to La Cygne and its vicinity. He rests in a burial spot, the name of which years ago he suggested, "Oak Lawn Cemetery," and the same Masonic lodge—La Cygne, No. 61—that conducted the funeral service of his father in the autumn of 1872, tenderly bore to his grave the son in the first month of the new year of 1894.

[CHANDLER, WINNIE, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 7, 1893, [p. 1]
With sadness we report the death of Little Winnie, only child of Pres and Mrs. Chandler. She died at one p. m. Sunday. The funeral took place at 4 p. m. on Monday. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

[COOPER, LEAH HARRISON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 1, 1893, p. 5
Mrs. Fount Cooper, of East River township, died yesterday and was buried today. Death was from old age and la grippe.

[COOPER, LEAH HARRISON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 2, 1893
Mrs. Fountain Cooper died Thursday noon at her home near Shambaugh's Mill, of pneumonia, age 67 years.

[CRABB, BLANCHE E.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 8, 1893 
Died – At 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, the two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Crabb, of East River township. Lung fever was the cause of death.

[CRABTREE, EUPHEMA CAMPBELL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 14, 1893, [p. 1]
Mrs. Euphema Crabtrea [Crabtree], daughter of Dr. and Mrs. B. Campbell of this city, died Sunday in Des Moines, of consumption, making the second death in the family, from the same disease, within a short time, Mrs. Crabtrea's sister, Mrs. Whitnah, having died only the previous Sunday. Mrs, Crabtrea [Crabtree] was buried Monday in Des Moines. She leaves two sons, one age 15 and the other 12 years.

[CRAFT, JOHN'S INFANT, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 8, 1893, [p. 1]
SHAMBAUGH - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Craft died Wednesday.

[CRAFT, JOHN'S INFANT, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 15, 1893, [p. 1]
A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Craft died at its home in East River township Dec. 7th. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Ossman of Shambaugh. It was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at the Davis school house. Mr. and Mrs. Craft have the sympathy of the entire community.

[CRANE, EDWARD, MRS., - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 25, 1893, p. 3
The many friends of Mrs. Edward Crane in Clarinda will be pained to learn of the death of this estimable woman, which occurred at Galesburg, Ill., on the morning of the 12th. Her disease was neuralgia of the heart and her death sudden, her sickness lasting but a few hours. While in Clarinda she endeared herself to a large circle of friends, who will truly mourn her loss.

[CROOKSTEAD CHILD, - 1893] 
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 25, 1893
A child, age four years, of Mr. and Mrs. Crookstead, four miles north of Yorktown, died Friday evening of last week of heart trouble. It had been sleeping and called to its mother, complaining of having swallowed a button, dying shortly afterwards. It is supposed that instead of having swallowed a button the child was feeling pain in its heart.

[DAMEWOOD, MELVIN'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 22, 1894
Died. – Yesterday, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Damewood, who live three miles west of Villisca. Mrs. Isaac Damewood, Mrs. F. A. Damewood and Will Damewood went up last evening to attend the funeral which occurred at 2 o'clock today. Kidney trouble was the cause of death.

[DEPUEY, AUSTIN LEROY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 19, 1894
Died – Last Sunday night Mr. and Mrs. Chester Depuey living southeast of town, received word that their son Larey [Leroy], living on their farm near North Grove in Valley township was quite sick and they went to him as quickly as possible. Tuesday Mr. Depuey came home, not thinking that there was any serious danger for the time being, but in this he was mistaken. The disease, pneumonia, developed very rapidly and Wednesday morning about 4 o'clock he died. It was so sudden that the shock came with terrible force to the stricken parents and other relatives. The deceased was about nineteen years old and was a great favorite with all who knew him. The funeral services were held yesterday.

[DEPUEY, AUSTIN LEROY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 27, 1894
There was a sudden death in Valley township last week. Austin Leroy Depuey died there Wednesday, the 17th inst., after a short illness from pneumonia. The previous Thursday he went skating and caught a cold. The next Monday, two days before his death, he went to Villisca to consult a doctor about his health. The physician told him he was a very sick boy and advised him to get home as soon as he could. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Depuey, who live on what was formerly the Kimball place, south of Clarinda, were sent for Tuesday, the 16th inst. and at once went to look after their son, whose illness was so serious that he died the next morning between 4 and 5 o'clock. Aside from having had the measles and similar ailments when a little child, the deceased had never been ill until taken with the disease that resulted in his death. Austin was 18 years, 2 months and 9 days old. He made his home with his brother Frank and sister Rosa on a farm of their father and cultivated a portion of the latter's land for him. The funeral was held the day succeeding the death, services being conducted by Rev. W. B. Redburn, pastor of the Methodist church at Villisca, in which house the funeral sermon was preached. The burial was in the Villisca cemetery. The deceased was a good and useful young man.

[DEPUEY, AUSTIN LEROY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 30, 1894
NORTH GROVE – Leroy, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Depuey, died on Wednesday morning, the 17th. The burial took place in Villisca. The bereaved have the deepest sympathy of all.

[DUNCAN, NANCY TAYLOR STEEN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 29, 1893
Died – The mother of R. M. Duncan died in Osborn county, Kansas, on the 17th inst. Deceased took the grip four years ago and never recovered from its effects. Mr. D. has the sympathy of his many friends in his bereavement.

[DUNCAN, NANCY TAYLOR STEEN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1894
Mrs. Duncan died at her home in Osborn county, Kas., Dec. 17, 1893. She was the mother of R. M. Duncan living out near Page Center and a highly respected old lady by all who knew her.

[DUNN, NATHAN, SR., 1820 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 20, 1894
HAWLEYVILLE - Nathan Dunn, Sr., who has been sick for some time, died Friday morning. The remains were interred at the North Grove cemetery. Elder Rambo preached his funeral sermon. The hearse was over from Clarinda and there were 86 teams in the procession that followed him to his last resting place. He leaves an aged wife and a large family of children to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of all their neighbors and friends.

[DUNN, NATHAN, SR., 1820 - 1894]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 22, 1894
HAWLEYVILLE - Nathan Dunn, one of the old pioneers of southwestern Iowa, died on Friday, the 16th. The funeral services were held at the church on Sunday, 18th inst. The deceased was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in April 1820. When 15 years of age he moved to Knox county, Ohio. He married Lydia Orme and moved to Iowa in 1859. He was the father of nine children. Uncle Nathan, as he was familiarly called, was a genial and kind-hearted man, always ready to help those in need and respected and loved by all who knew him. Rev. Rambo of Yorktown conducted the services.

[DUNN, NATHAN, SR., 1820 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 23, 1894
Obituary – Nathan Dunn was born in Belmont county Ohio April 3, 1820 and died at Hawleyville, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1894. When he was 15 years old, he removed to Knox county, Ohio. In 1843 he was married to Miss Lydia Orme, who still survives him. After a residence in Illinois they removed to Iowa in 1860 and settled on a farm a few miles north of Hawleyville. He was the father of nine children, eight of whom are living, seven sons and one daughter.
He was a pioneer of Page county and had the confidence and respect of all who knew him. The bereaved wife who had been his companion through the changing scenes of fifty years has the sympathies of a large circle of friends.
The remains were followed from his late residence in Hawleyville to the North Grove M. E. church by a large procession where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. M. G. Rambo of the M. E. church at Yorktown, Iowa. The church was filled with people, most of whom had been his personal acquaintances and friends. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjacent to the church. May the blessings of God be upon the bereaved.

[ELGIN, ELIZA CALHOUN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 23, 1893
Died, Dec. 11, 1893, near Blanchard, Mrs. Eliza Elgin, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Gibson, age 83 years, 3 months and 4 days.
The deceased was born in Ireland, Sept. 7, 1810. At the age of 11 years she came with her parents to America, where she grew to womanhood. In 1831, in Indiana county Pa., she was married to James Elgin. During their happy wedded life, they moved to College Springs in April 1867. After fifty-one years the happy union was broken by the death of the husband, after which she made her home with her children. She was an earnest Christian and held her membership in the United Presbyterian church from the age of 15.
Her last illness was of about two weeks' duration, in which she suffered intensely. She passed away quietly and now rejoices in the companionship of her seven loved ones and her husband, who had gone before.
Her funeral was held Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Moffett. She chose her own funeral text which was Amos IV, 12; "Rejoice to meet thy God, O Israel." Her remains were laid to rest in the College Springs cemetery.
She leaves three daughters and one son to mourn her loss, besides other relatives and a host of friends.    T. H. E.

[FEESE, CHARITY ELLEN TUCKER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1893, p. 5
Died – Mrs. Andrew Feese died yesterday at her home north of Clarinda at 12:05 p. m. The funeral will be held Saturday at Rose Hill church, conducted by Rev. Carey of Shenandoah. The lady had long been a sufferer. Obituary will appear in Tuesday's issue.

[FEESE, CHARITY ELLEN TUCKER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 14, 1893, [p. 1]
Died, at her home five miles north of Clarinda, Ia., Thursday, Oct. 5, 1893, of paralysis, Mrs. Andrew Feese, aged 55 years, 5 months and 25 days. Funeral services were conducted by Elder J. D. Carey of the Church of Christ of Shenandoah, assisted by Rev. Antone of the Free Methodist church at Clarinda; text I Corinthians, xv, 65, "O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?" She was laid to rest in the United Brethren cemetery at Rose Hill.
Charity Ellen Tucker was born April 10, 1840. When she was but 16 years of age her mother died, leaving her the care of her mother's family of eight, the youngest of whom was only two years old. Jan. 28, 1863, she was married to Andrew Feese of Des Moines county, Ia. Their union was blessed with two sons and four daughters, all of whom are living and were present at her death. They came to Page county in 1872, where they have since resided, making for themselves a beautiful home five miles north of Clarinda. She being a devoted wife and loving mother, her life was a peaceful and happy one. In the spring of 1892, she had an attack of la grippe which resulted in paralysis, which deprived her of speech and for over a year she was unable to speak. Hearing of her affliction, her sister, Rebecca Tucker, came from Denver, Col., to assist in caring for the one that had so cheered her childhood's days. Everything that loving care and medical skill could do were of no avail, and she softly fell asleep Oct. 5, leaving a testimony of Jesus' power to save and keep. She was a member of the United Brethren church and a consistent Christian.

[FLEMING, THOMAS, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 8, 1893, [p. 1]
"Thomas Fleming is dead!" Those were the dread words passed around yesterday from lip to lip. Mr. Fleming was feeling splendidly Monday and went to bed early. That night about 12 o'clock he was stricken with paralysis and died at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Obituary in Friday's issue. Funeral will occur tomorrow at 10 'o'clock at the residence."

[FLEMING, THOMAS, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 8, 1893, p. 4
Suffering Ended – About three years ago Thomas Fleming, one of the well-known farmers of this locality, while living on his farm, about four miles southwest of Clarinda, suffered a slight stroke of paralysis. This was followed by others and his physical condition continued to grow worse until finding he could do nothing at farming he decided to move to town and live as quietly as possible and take extra care of his health. But in spite of all that could be done for him his condition continued to grow rapidly worse and only a short time ago in conversation with the writer he said that he would receive a sudden call in the near future. And the call came suddenly as anticipated last Tuesday, and the once strong, manly form was compelled to yield to the enemy which sooner or later will conquer all. His death, although not unexpected, produced a profound sensation and general regret. The deceased was born in Allegheny Co., Penn., Mar. 3, 1827, and was therefore in his sixty-seventh year. He spent a portion of his young manhood in Ohio and from there he came to this county in 1861. He was married Sept. 26, 1852, to Miss Jane McFarland and four children were born to them—Charles M., Frank B., Delia A. and Edmund, all of whom are living in this vicinity.
Mr. Fleming was widely known and highly respected as a citizen and neighbor and in his death the bereaved wife and children have the sincere sympathy of all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. R. Westcott at the family residence, in the presence of a very large company of friends. And so another pioneer is gone and his familiar face will be missed on our streets.

[FOSTER, PHEBE MARIA REEVES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 2, 1894
Mrs. P. [hebe] M. [aria] Foster died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Spurlock, in Chicago, Monday, January 1st, 1894, and the funeral services were held this afternoon at the residence of her son, C. [harles] W. Foster, in west Clarinda. The deceased was born in Plattsburgh, New York, July 2, 1800 and was therefore in her 94th year. This is a long time to live but the patient and gentle life that is ended was loveable to the last. An obituary prepared by herself will appear in our Friday's issue.

[FOSTER, PHEBE MARIA REEVES]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1894
Died – Mrs. M. P. Foster, the aged mother of Chas. Foster, of this city, died Jan. 1, 1894, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Spurlock, in the city of Chicago, at the advanced age of 93 years. She had been making her home here until last fall when she went to Chicago. Mrs. Foster has been a resident of this county for many years where she made many warm friends who now mourn her death. She was kind and motherly to all and a woman in the strictest sense of the term. May she sleep the sweet sleep of death that a pure and noble life in this world merits.

[FOSTER, PHEBE MARIA REEVES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 5, 1894
Funeral Services – Tuesday afternoon the funeral services of Mrs. P. [hebe] M. [aria] Foster were held at the home of her son, C. [harles] W. Foster, on west hill. Rev. McDade delivered a very fine address, the principal point of which was an appeal to the living to be prepared for the great change that must come to us all, as it had already come to the deceased. A remarkable feature of the service was the reading of the written [obituary] by the deceased last July, showing that she was patiently waiting for the time to come when she would be released from the burdens incident to her great age. The following is just as she worded it:
"I was born in Plattsburgh, state of New York, July 2d, 1800. Joined the Methodist church when twelve years old. Removed with my parents to New Lexington, Indiana, in 1817, where I was married to Elias Foster, May 20th, 1819. Removed to Canton, Illinois in 1825, where my husband died June 20th, 1835."
An examination of this opens the field for a vast amount of speculation as to the events of this remarkable life. Her life was spent upon the frontier and of necessity she endured many hardships and trials. She was a devout church member for a period of eighty-one years and a widow for fifty-eight years. The influence of such a life can only be measured by an infinite mind during the cycles of an eternity. 

[FOSTER, PHEBE MARIA REEVES]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 6, 1894
Mrs. Phebe Maria Foster died Monday, Jan. 1, 1894 in Chicago at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. P. A. Spurlock. The remains were received in this city Tuesday morning and the funeral was conducted that afternoon from the residence of her son, C. [harles] W. Foster.
Mrs. Foster died peacefully with no special illness, simply passing easily and painlessly away, from old age. Death came after she had spent over ninety-three years in this world, she havingbeen born July 2, 1800 in Plattsburg, N. Y. Her maiden name was Reeves. She lived in Plattsburgh until l7 years of age then moved to Indiana where she was married in 1819 to Elias Foster, who was killed in a tornado at Canton, Ill., in 1835. She was the mother of six children, two of whom are now living, a son, C. [harles] W. Foster, in Clarinda and daughter, Mrs. Spurlock in Chicago, at whose home the aged mother died.  During the latter years of her life she made her home with these children, living with them alternately. She went from here to Chicago last October, saying on her arrival that she felt better than on her departure from Clarinda. Even at her advanced age she was sprightly as a much younger person, being in the possession of all her faculties to the last. She had good health up to Christmas, and was up and down thereafter until New York's morning, when she passed away.
The late Mrs. Foster witnessed the battle of Lake Champlain of the war of 1812. Later, while living in Illinois, she experienced what she considered the most impressive part of her life, when she seemed to live the longest in the shortest time. It was during the Black Hawk war. Her home was about forty miles from the Indians and there was constant fear of them. At one time she fled from the savages, going to the home of the parents of Robert Rawlings, now of this city, and of his brothers, Captain Washington Rawlings, formerly of this city, now in Oregon and Luke Rawlings who lives near New Market.
From the age of 12 she was a member of the Methodist church. She was a most excellent woman, leaving a long record of good deeds, an honored name, and many warm friends besides relatives to mourn her death.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. I. C. Rankin, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, the latter offering prayer. The pall bearers were I. W. Abbott, Joshua Rounds, A. W. Greene, V. Graff, William Butler and George Martin.


[HANDORF, HARMAN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1893, p. 8
Died – Harmon Handorf died at his home in Lincoln township last night, Aug. 30th, 1893, at the advanced age of 68 years, after a week's suffering from inflammation of the bowels. The unexpected announcement sends a thrill of sadness through the hearts of our entire community, as Mr. Handorf was among the pioneer settlers of Page County and his name has ever been a household word among our people, living as he has an honorable and upright life and ever ready to assist and befriend a neighbor in distress. His has been a useful and model life and the world is better from his long journey through it. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his sudden death, but they are left with a sufficiency to fill all other wants beside his personal presence. The funeral takes place from the family residence at 10 a. m., Saturday, Sept. 2nd, conducted by Rev. R. R. Westcott.
[Note: The first name is spelled Harman on his headstone.]

[HARDENBURGH, BARBER W.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 25, 1893, p. 4
At Death's Door
B. [arber] W. Hardenburgh is lying at the door of death. There are hopes that he will rally from the comatose condition in which he is this morning, but there are not very strong grounds on which to base them.
Yesterday he worked very hard fixing up some stalls in his livery barn. He has not been well for some time. At night he was very tired. He went to the restaurant at about 9:30 and ate a can of sardines, some crackers and a little cheese and drank two cups of coffee. Buying a cigar, he sat down and smoked it and engaged in conversation with Mr. Baldwin. At 10 o'clock he remarked that it was bed time and left for his office where he expected to sleep. James Laughery, who was staying there also, says it was 11 before Mr. Hardenburgh went to bed. Jim went up in the hay loft and slept. It was not long until Mr. Hardenburgh was attacked with cholerine, a very near relative to Asiatic cholera. He called for help but could not make Jim hear. Finally, he was heard and when found was in the drive way in a helpless condition. Dr. Baker was called and found that the pulse had nearly stopped. The circulation was slow, and the heart scarcely beat. The sufferer was in a state of collapse. All has been done that can be done. Death has been very near, but there is a slight improvement just before we go to press—the circulation having become somewhat improved. There is no telling what the next few hours will bring. – Coin Gazette
Later – Mr. Hardenburg[h] died and is to be buried today at 11 o'clock.

[HAYES, BERTHA LENORE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 16, 1893
Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] S. Hayes, died Monday near New Market, of lung fever, age 17 years.

[HAYES, BERTHA LENORE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1893
Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] S. Hayes, of East River township, were called to mourn the death of their daughter, Bertha Lenore, in the 17th year of her age, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 1893, after one week's illness from lung fever. The funeral took place the following Monday and herremains were interred in the cemetery at Old Memory. She was a bright and amiable young girl and always enjoyed good health previous to the attack of this prevailing fever.

[HELSLEY, MARY G. INGRAM BARLOW]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 29, 1893
SHENANDOAH – The body of Mrs. Judge Helsey was brought here from Omaha Wednesday evening and taken to the home of her father, Robt. Ingram, where funeral services were held Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Helsey was well known both here and Essex, much of her life having been spent here.
[Note: The last name is spelled Helsley on her headstone.]

[HIGHAM, THOMAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 25, 1893
Thomas Higham died near Shenandoah last Saturday. His funeral was conducted by the Odd Fellows fraternity.

[HOLLADAY, ADDIE F. BROWN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 16, 1893
Mrs. O. [scar] A.  [lfred] Hollady [Holladay] died Thursday morning at the home of her husband four and one-half miles south of New Market.

[HOOPER, AMY GUDGEN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 14, 1948, p. 8
Oak Park, Mo. Woman Is Buried in Local Cemetery
Mrs. Hooper died at Oak Park, Kansas City, Monday, June 7 at 95 years of age. She had been quite active until three weeks ago when she became ill.
She was brought here for burial in the Clarinda cemetery and funeral services were held in the Foster-Harmon Mortuary Wednesday at 2 pm. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Maltby.
Mrs. Hooper had been a resident of Clarinda, residing on North 15th, until 1906, when she moved to Kansas City.

 

[HOOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 21, 1893, p. 5
Obituary – Died, at his home in north Clarinda, last Sabbath morning, in the 57th year of his age, George W. [ashington] Hooper.
He was born in Athens County, O., Aug. 20, 1836; served as a soldier through the war, first enlisting for 3 months and again for more than three years, in Co. E, 75th Ohio. He was married May 5, 1866, to Miss Amy Gudgen. With his wife he removed to Iowa in 1869, first locating about 3 miles northeast of the city and in 1870 becoming a citizen of Clarinda, where he has since made his home. His health began to fail about two years ago and since last fall he has been confined to the house much of the time. In spite of skillful treatment and the tenderest care, death conquered, and he sank into the sleep of death, July 16, 1893.
He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his death. He was kind and loving, both as a husband and a father, and the home is bereft indeed that has lost his cheerful presence.
The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday morning, Rev. T. C. Smith officiating. The members of the Fire Department attended in a body and each cast into the open grave a floral token of remembrance for a comrade who had long been identified with them.
"After life's fitful fever, he sleeps."
[Note: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, gives the marriage date as May 4, 1865 in Athens County, Ohio,]

[HOOVER, JOHN STUART'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 9, 1894
YORKTOWN – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] S. [tuart] Hoover died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1894, aged 3 days.

[HOOVER, JOHN STUART'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, February 10, 1894
PAGE CENTER – Died, Feb. 3, the infant son of J. [ohn] Hoover. The remains were conveyed to the College Springs cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of the neighborhood in their bereavement.

[HORNING, ISAAC'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, February 3, 1894
SHAMBAUGH – The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Horning was buried Friday afternoon at the Butler cemetery.

[HOSIER, JOHN, 1808 – 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 28, 1893, p. 5
Uncle John Hosier died Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock and was buried Monday in the Clarinda cemetery. He has long been a resident of this country and was highly respected by all.

[HUTCHINGS, WILLIAM DAUCHY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 9, 1893
William Dauchy Hutchings, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] O.[stin] Hutchings, died of lung fever at 2:30 p. m., Tuesday, the 5th inst., at their home in this city, age 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent, assisted by Elder W. H. Harris of Clearmont, Mo. The bereaved parents have many friends to sympathize with them in their bereavement.

[HUTCHISON, SADIE ANN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 1, 1894
Died – At the home of Mr. Henry Annan, in Lincoln township, Feb. 20, 1894, Sadie Ann, infant daughter of Charles and Ella Hutchison, aged 11 months and 26 days. Seldom have we seen as great grief manifested at the burial of a little child, as on this occasion. Little Sadie in her short life won the love of all who knew her. May God grant the parents' grace and inspire them with an earnest purpose to follow her to her heavenly home. Funeral services were conducted by the writer in Salem school house.     Jesse B. Bartley

[HUTSON, IRA'S INFANT, - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1893, p. 8
The little infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hutson died suddenly Saturday from cholera infantum and was buried Sunday afternoon.

[IRISH, WILL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 8, 1893
Mr. Will Irish, who was married to Lissie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McDonald, in Clarinda several years ago, was buried in Chicago Thursday. He had long been afflicted with that dread disease—consumption.

[IRWIN, WALTER, - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 21, 1893, [p. 1] 
Walter Irwin, age 4 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Irwin, died the 16th inst. in Chicago. The cause of the death was tonsillitis. The remains were brought here Tuesday morning the funeral took place the same afternoon from home of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Ward, parents of Mrs. Irwin and was conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith. Mrs. Irwin was not able to come to the funeral on account of the other children, but Miss Grace Ward came with Mr. Irwin and they both returned to Chicago the same evening.

[JOHNSON, JOHN, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 13, 1894
Fell Dead
John Johnson, 70 years of age, fell dead at his home in Fremont township last Saturday.

[JOHNSON, JOHN, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, February 17, 1894
Dropped Dead
John Johnson Falls Dead While Attempting to Wait on a Child
John Johnson, a land owner of Fremont township, dropped dead Saturday morning of last week while attempting to give his grandchild some candy, for which he reached to a shelf. He had just been out doing the chores of the farm. The day previous he had been to Essex, six miles southwest of his home. He was about 73 years of age. He left an invalid wife and nine children, seven of them married.

[JOHNSON, JOHN, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 20, 1894
Essex Independent, Feb. 16: John Johnson came to his demise very suddenly at his home near Nyman. He had been at Essex only the day before, done his usual trading and seemed in apparently good health. Friday morning, he went to the cupboard and while searching for something on a high shelf, fell to the floor dead. Heart failure is supposed to be the cause of his death. The deceased was a native of Sweden, came to this country about twenty years ago and was one of Page county's successful farmers. A wife and a large family of children are left to mourn the loss of their beloved husband and father. The funeral services were held from the Swedish Lutheran church at Nyman, Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

[KENDALL, JOSEPH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 14, 1893, [p. 1]
Joseph Kendall died the 11th inst. at his home in this city. He received a wound in the army, seriously affecting the jaw and tongue, which was a source of continual pain to him. He was a great sufferer. The deceased was born May 25, 1823. He was a member of Co. E, Fortieth Iowa volunteers, a good soldier and a good man. He had lived in Clarinda some twelve or fifteen years. He leaves a widow and two children. The funeral was held at the family residence, the services being conducted by Rev. H. A. Carlton, chaplain of Warren post, G. A. R. of this city. There was a good attendance. The burial was at the Davis school house four and one-half miles south of Clarinda.

[KYLE, THOMAS, 1811 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 16, 1894
Mr. I. A. Kyle received word a few days ago of the death of his father, Mr. Thomas Kyle of Candor, N. Y.

[LAFEVER, NORA MAY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 12, 1893, p. 4
Died – Last Sunday, Nora May, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. D. [aniel] LaFever [, died after a lingering illness. The deceased was a bright little girl seven years old and being the baby was the pet of the family. Her death was the result of an attack of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral services yesterday were conducted by Rev.?] at the residence [rest of sentence unreadable].  

[LANEIL, EDGAR, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 20, 1894
Death of a Child
Edgar, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch LaNeil, died Monday at Fairfax, Mo., in the fifth year of his age. The deceased was a nephew of Mrs. David Hart of Clarinda.

[LOGHRY, INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 5, 1894
HEPBURN – Mr. and Mrs. Loghry, on last Saturday, buried their little babe that died from scarlet fever.  . . . This family have the sympathies of everyone in their afflictions.

[MASON, SAMUEL "BATE"]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1893, p. 5
A young son of Mr. S. Mason, owner of the flouring mill north of Coin, was kicked in the stomach by a mule running loose in the highway Saturday afternoon and died that night. 

[MASON, SAMUEL "BATE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 1, 1893, [p. 1]
COIN – A very sad affair occurred here Saturday morning. Samuel Mason, son of S. B. Mason lost his life by a kick from a vicious pony. At about 8 o'clock he told his mother that he was going fishing. His father is the proprietor of the Coin mill and the home is near the river. Accordingly, he got his fishing tackle and a fork to use in digging bait and started for the river. He went over the bridge and was going along the path among the tall weeds when he saw an old pony, which has been allowed to run at large, standing in the path. This beast is very old and quite vicious and belongs to Wm. Hann, who traded for it several days before. The pony would not get out of the boy's way, so he started to go around it, when it turned suddenly and kicked him with great force in the abdomen, knocking him down. Someone came along the road and found him and took him to the house. He did not complain of severe pain and it did not appear that he was seriously injured. He was attacked with vomiting, but no blood was seen. He remained in the house all afternoon. Owing to some relatives coming from Shenandoah, supper was delayed until 8 o'clock, when all the family sat down. Bate, as he was called, had the chair in which he was sitting brought near the table and had eaten some bread and egg and drank a saucer of coffee. He asked his mother for another piece of bread and butter and she went into the adjoining room to get it for him. She returned in a few moments, but the young life had departed—he was dead.
The writer was well acquainted with this boy. He was only 12 years of age but a perfect little gentleman, accommodating and always ready to oblige others. It is a very sad case and calls out the sincerest regret of everybody. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, and a very large number of sympathizing friends were out. Rev. Todd spoke tenderly to the bereaved family, after which the body was laid to rest in the Coin cemetery.

[MCCONNELL, O. M., - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1893, p. 8
O. M. McConnell died Thursday, June 29, 1893, at his home in east Clarinda. He had been afflicted nearly all winter with rheumatism but partially recovered in the spring only to receive a second attack which proved more than his constitution could stand. His long illness reduced his finances and for some time himself and family have been dependent upon the public for help, which has been gratefully tendered to them. The funeral took place Friday.

[MCCRACKEN, JOHN WILSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 16, 1894
D. H. Gillmore received a telegram Monday evening from Juniata, Neb., announcing the death of J. [ohn] W. [ilson] McCracken, who is well known in Villisca and northern Page County. Mr. McCracken's death will be regretted by hosts of old friends in this vicinity.

[MCCURDY, NORA B. FOSTER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 21, 1893, [p. 1]
Mrs. Nora, wife of Robert McCurdy, died the 13th inst., near Braddyville of hemorrhage of the lungs. Her funeral was held Sunday. The burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[MCELHOSE, ROBERT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 12, 1893, p. 5
Robert McElhose died at his home in Pawnee City, Neb., on Wednesday, Aug. 16th and was buried on Friday of the same week. The family have the sympathy of their many friends around Page Center—Page Center Correspondence Clarinda Herald
It is not very often that a person gets to read his own obituary notice, but such is the case here. Mr. McElhose today is alive and feeling well, despite the fact that the above paper has published his obituary notice. His family has received a number of letters of condolence and it puts things in a strange predicament. The editor of the Herald was very wrongly informed in regard to the article. Mr. McElhose was sick some few weeks ago and no doubt the report was started that he died. The Herald will most probably be more careful in the future about publishing obituary notices without first knowing them to be true. —Daily Rustler, Pawnee City, Neb., Sept. 6

[MCKEE, DAVID, 1821 - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1893
Rev. David McKee died yesterday, Dec. 27, 1893, at 1 o'clock p. m. at his home south of the city, in the 73d years of his age. He had been in poor health for some time, but his death was not expected so soon. Rev. McKee came to this county from Pennsylvania in 1861 and while conducting a large farm he at the same time caused to be built the Covenanter church near his home many years ago and has been pastor thereof ever since. He was an upright and conscientious man throughout his lifetime, and all deeply regret his departure to the unknown world. The funeral will be held at his late residence tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. and his remains interred in the church cemetery.

[MCKEE, DAVID, 1821 - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 29, 1893
Obituary – After an illness of two years, the Rev. David McKee died on Wednesday afternoon at his home five miles south of Clarinda.
The deceased was of Scotch-Irish descent. He was born in Ireland April 10, 1821 and came to this country with his parents, David and Jane (Smith) McKee in 1825. His parents settled in Pennsylvania where the boy was brought up. After completing a course in the home Academy of Mercer, Pa., he entered the junior class of Jefferson College from which he graduated in 1847 with the highest honors of Greek class. From what we learn of his college career, he was spoken of as good, thoughtful, studious, upright, kind, true-hearted and pious. No foolish thoughts can ever linger around the name of this reverend gentleman. His young mind seemed to be lifted above the things of time and set upon noble aspirations. For three years he was a professor in Westminister College after which time he studied theology in the seminary of the Reformed Presbyterian church at Allegheny, Pennsylvania and was licensed by the Presbytery of Pittsburg. April 9, 1851 was ordained by the Philadelphia Presbytery, June 5, 1854 as pastor of the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian congregation. A very pleasant pastorate was enjoyed for a few years when he came to the west and in 1861 became pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian church south of Clarinda which pastorate he held until two years [ago] when he resigned on the [words unreadable]. Ever since that time the cancer has been steadily growing on the side of his head in spite of all that medical aid could do. His case baffled the skill of the profession at Denver, Colorado and [words unreadable] Wednesday morning it was clear that the end was near. [words unreadable] Rev. McKee leaves a wife and six children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. No stronger and more logical argument could be given for Christianity than in the way in which this venerable, gentle man endured his suffering. When asked if he was lonesome the reply was, "Oh no, I am musing on the promises."
The funeral took place at the residence and the remains were interred in the cemetery near his home. Thus ends the course of one who came for good.

[MCKEE, DAVID, 1821 - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 30, 1893
A Minister Dies
Rev. David McKee died Wednesday at his home in Harlan township, age 78 years. The funeral was held yesterday from his late residence. He was a Covenanter minister, an old and well known and highly respected citizen of Page county.

[MCKEE, DAVID, 1821 - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 6, 1894
The Late Mr. McKee
The late Rev. David McKee whose recent death was published in last week's issue of the Journal, was a pioneer settler of Page county, a man of fine educational attainments, of the highest personal character and very popular. Although failing health had compelled him to give up active work in the ministry so that in October 1892, he tendered his resignation as pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian church of Clarinda, as the church is called although located in Harlan township, his congregation declined to accept it, so when he died, he was still its pastor. Those who knew him speak of him as an exceedingly fine man, minister and speaker. He excelled in argument, being very thorough and entertaining. He leaves a widow and six grown children.

[MCKIE, AMANDA ELGIN GIBSON]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1945
Funeral Held for Amanda McKie, Blanchard's Oldest
Blanchard, Aug 23 – Funeral services for Mrs Amanda McKie were held in the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev W E Akens. Beautiful gladioli, asters, roses and lilies filled the church, a lovely tribute to her good life and love for flowers. Pallbearers were grandsons, Jerome Gibson, Everett Gibson, Paul Lavely, Herbert Murphy, Keith Gibson and Carl Scheibenberger. Music was by Mrs Guy Thurman and Mrs W E Akers, with Mrs Grace Huffaker pianist. Flowers were in charge of Misses Elva Bean and Margaret Irvin. All three sons, Lee of Wichita, Kansas, Elmer of Coin and Earl of Blanchard were present for the funeral and many other relatives and friends. One sister, Mrs Anna Gibson, of College Springs, came for the funeral, also Mr. Will Miller, Mr and Mrs J E Gibson and Mrs Lily McCord from College Springs.
The Everett Gibson family came from Essex and from Coin, Mr and Mrs Elmer Gibson and family, the Jerome Gibson family, the Paul Lavely family, the Herbert Murphy family, the Carl Scheibenberger family, Mrs Rachel Hoskins, Floyd Hoskins and daughter, Mr and Mrs Dale Brownlee, Mr and Mrs Fred Gell, Mr and Mrs Bert McDonald, Mrs E Loyd, Gary Johnson and Celeste, Mrs Sallee. From Northboro, Mr and Mrs Burdette Soller and Jean, Charles Hopkins and Will Gell, Mr and Mrs Edgerton Peck of Rockport, Mo; Mr and Mrs Merle Simpson from near Quitman, Mo., Mr and Mrs Clark McKie of Red Oak, Clair Gibson of Clarinda and also Mrs Annie Parker, Mrs Robert Miller and four children of Overton, Nebr, Wayne Peck and Mrs Floyd Fields of Des Moines. Mr and Mrs Hawthorne of Adah, Frances McKie from near Boulder, Colo, and Mrs Etta Henderson of near Clearmont were all present for the funeral service.

[MCMAHON, DON A.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 18, 1893
Sudden Death
A Coin Young Man Dies and an Inquest Is Held
Don A. McMahon, age 21 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McMahon, died Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Coin, under circumstances which resulted in a coroner's inquest being held Wednesday over the remains. He had been attending Simpson college at Indianola where he was taken ill and from which place he started Monday evening for home. He arrived at Villisca the next morning at 4:15 and from thence took the first train for Coin. He was very ill on the train and after reaching home, speechless and with bruises on his head, died as above stated. It seems that he must have received the bruises by falling from the train. Dr. S. R. Millen, coroner, and Dr. H. L. Cokenower, Cal Hobson, G. W. Young and Frank Miller went down to the inquest. The three latter acted as jurors, Dr. Cokenower with Dr. J. H. Gillespie of Coin conducted the post mortem and Dr. Millen acted in his capacity as coroner. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased came to his death from congestion of the brain. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and largely attended.

[MCMAHON, JOSEPH C.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1930, p. 9
COIN – Aug. 4 – Miss Pearl McMahon of Detroit, Mich., accompanied the body of her father, Joseph McMahon to Coin for burial Wednesday night. Mr. McMahon died at his home in Delphia, Montana where he had lived for 17 years. He was an old resident of Coin.

[MCKINNON, ELIZABETH SMITH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 20, 1893, p. 8
Died – At her home in New London, Iowa, Tuesday, October 17, Elizabeth McKinnon, aged 79. Old age, combined with congestion of lungs, was the cause of death. Deceased was the mother of T. [homas] J. [efferson] McKinnon, of this city, who attended the funeral.

[METCALF, CLARISSA "CLARA" ARMS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 13, 1894
SHENANDOAH - Died, Mrs. Clara Metcalf, at the home of her nephew, two miles southeast of this city on Thursday last. She was nearly 71 years of age, having a long and faithful life. The relatives have the sympathy of the community.

[MORRIS, JOSHUA L.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 8, 1893
Died. Morris – Saturday, Sept. 2, 1893, Joshua A. Morris, aged 76 years, 8 months and 10 days.
The deceased was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1816. When the war broke out Mr. Morris enlisted as a private at Ravenna, Mo., and rose to the rank of Major. He has been troubled ever since the war with kidney disease, caused by hardships in the service. About four months ago he received a stroke of paralysis which rendered him helpless as a child, in which condition he remained until his death last Saturday at 1:45 p. m.
Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. E. Griffith.
There was a large number of sympathizing friends present, including nearly all the old soldiers and members of the G. A. R. in this city. Several of his old comrades in arms acted as pall bearers. The music was in charge of G. W. Ladd, with Miss Sadie Hamilton as organist.
At the conclusion of the services at the house the G. A. R. took charge of the exercises and proceeding to the cemetery, where the impressive burial service of the order was given.
Mr. Morris leaves to mourn his loss a wife, three sons and a daughter, all of whom were present at the funeral, except J. L. Morris, of St. Louis, he having failed to receive the telegram announcing the father's death until Sunday evening.
The family feel very grateful to the friends for many kindnesses received. – Shenandoah Sentinel

[MULLISON, R'S INFANT, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 19, 1893
SHENANDOAH – The infant child of Mr. Mullison, who lives three miles southeast of town, died Friday and [was] buried Saturday.

[NASH, WILLIAM T., 1851 – 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 18, 1893, [p. 1]
BRADDYVILLE – Wm. L. Nash was taken to Pickering, Mo., for burial.

[NASH, WILLIAM T., 1851 – 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 18, 1893, p. 4
A Sad Suicide
Our entire community was shocked by the report that Wm. L. Nash, of Lincoln township, Mo., had shot himself at his home one and a half miles southwest of Braddyville. Dr. Crain and others made all haste to reach his residence and found the report too true and life was extinct when they arrived. He lay between the stove and the door in the kitchen, a small hole in his right breast about two inches above the nipple. He spoke no word after the fatal shot was fired. The cause that led to the rash act was entirely a domestic trouble that is very well aired in this community and all feel that deceased was a martyr through the perfidy and faithlessness of others. 'Tis a sad ending of a resolute man. The shooting occurred at noon on Aug. 15. The coroner at Maryville was immediately telegraphed for but did not arrive until 10 a. m. on the 16th.
The testimony elicited the following facts. The pistol that did the fatal deed was a thirty-two-revolver owned by his 16-year-old son. After dinner his two boys, aged 16 and 12 went out east of the house a short distance to work. Mr. and Mrs. Nash had gone up stairs and were in the east of two rooms and as they had concluded to settle their differences and live together again, the deceased spoke to her. "Ann, I can't stand it and I am going to kill Isaac James." She said, "No, that would make more trouble; you must not kill him." Then he said: "I will kill myself" and immediately drew the pistol. She testified that she tried to take the weapon from him but could not and ran to the east window to call the boys while he stepped into the west room and heard two distinct clicks of the revolver and then the discharge; that he threw the weapon under the bed in that room and went down stairs and without a word fell as described above. Alpha, eldest daughter testified in substance to the above and adds that her father came down stairs with both hands over the wound and with his eyes on her fell as stated. The verdict was in accordance with the testimony submitted.
Kind friends and neighbors assembled by the score and did all they could to console the heartbroken children, who were wild with grief and despair. Their paroxysms of grief cannot be described when they realized that their father and protector was gone forever. Two little girls aged 8 and 10, besides the three mentioned constitute the children. It is a sad bereavement for them all.
The father and two brothers attended the funeral. The deceased was 43 years old and his wife 41. He was an honest, energetic man and until the recent trouble came upon him had bright hopes for the future. On an unguarded moment the tempter accomplished his fiendish work and the once happy family was ruined.    A Friend

[NELSON, CLYDE LEROY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1893, p. 8
Died -- Clyde LeRoy, infant son of Wm. R. and E. M. Nelson, died at the residence of James Walton, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 p. m., of cholera infantum. The funeral services were held at the residence this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives and many tears of sympathy were dropped. The dead little baby was a great pet with all who knew him. Only one week ago he was well and hearty and ran to meet his grandfather with all the joyous delight of an innocent, prattling baby. His sickness was severe from the first and his suffering was such as to almost break the hearts of those who held him in such loving esteem. But he escapes the certain sorrow and affliction incident to life. The bereaved mother has the profound and tender sympathy of a large circle of acquaintances.

 

[OWENS, LOYD "FROSTY"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 23, 1894
Yesterday the mortal remains of one of the first settlers of Clarinda were laid to rest in the beautiful city of the dead north of town. The deceased Loyd Owens died at the home of his son about nine miles northeast of New Market. He came to Clarinda nearly forty years ago and made this his home for many years. On account of his gray hair and whiskers he was dubbed "Frosty" and no doubt the old settlers will remember him by that name rather than his real name, Loyd. He was one of the founders of the Methodist church and was recognized by all as a man of sterling integrity and had no enemies.

[REID, JAMES, SR., 1821 – 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1894
Mr. Jas. Reid, an old settler who has passed many years down near Siam, died Friday morning, Dec. 29, 1893, after a severe lingering illness, in the 65th year of his age. The funeral took place at his late home on Saturday at 11 o'clock a. m. conducted by Rev. W. H. Harris of Clearmont, Mo. and his remains were interred in the old Shearer cemetery.

[REID, JAMES, SR., 1821 – 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 6, 1894

James Reed [Reid], an old settler of Buchanan township, died the 29th ult. of kidney troubles, age 71 years, 2 months and 3 days. He was born in County Down[n] Ireland. He emigrated to the United States in 1847 and after spending a number of years in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, found himself in Page county, Iowa. His funeral was held last Saturday. He leaves numerous relatives and many friends to mourn the death of a respected citizen.

 

[RHOADES, BERTHA, - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 22, 1894
One of the most heartrending accidents one can imagine was that which befell little Miss Bertha, the six-year-old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rhoades, in east Clarinda, last Thursday. While at play with a neighbor's child near the fire during the absence of her mother for a few moments, her clothing caught fire and before they could be extinguished by the mother who hurried to answer her screams, her person was so severely burned that death ensured Friday after more than a day of terrible suffering. The funeral took place Saturday and her remains interred in the Davis cemetery southeast of the city. . . 

[RIBBLE, NANCY JANE MARTIN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 14, 1893
Mrs. David Ribble died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1893, at her home in Minden, Neb. Her remains will be brought to this city tomorrow morning for interment, her former home for many years.

[RIBBLE, NANCY JANE MARTIN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 16, 1893
A telegram was received here Thursday forenoon announcing the death of Mrs. Jane Ribble, Wednesday afternoon, the 13th inst., at Minden, Neb., age about 56 years. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. W. N. Bracken and a sister-in-law of Mrs. Emeline Widener and Mrs. Mary Lyons of this city. She had lived in Clarinda for some twenty-five or thirty years and leaves a wide circle of friends as well as relatives in this city to mourn the loss of an excellent woman. Arrangements were made on receipt of information from Minden for the funeral to take place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Isaac Van Arsdol in this city, with the services to be conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade and the burial to be in the Clarinda cemetery. The remains arrived here yesterday morning.

[RIDNOUR, JOSHUA]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, February 24, 1894
Joshua Ridnour, age 4 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ridnour, died Tuesday morning of membranous croup at the home of his parents six miles north of Clarinda.

[ROBB, WILBUR, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, February 10, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Robb lost their little son, Wilbur, Thursday night, age 10 months and 4 days, after a long illness. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their great sorrow. The funeral will be held today.

[RYAN, ED, - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday September 7, 1893, p. 5
Ed Ryan, a former telegraph operator here, met with an accident that cost him his life, at Table Rock, Neb., on the 16th of August. In attempting to couple some freight cars he lost his balance and was thrown beneath the wheels, which cut off one arm and leg and broke the other leg. After about a day of intense suffering he passed into the eternal silence. Ed was a genial companion, kind and generous, and with his buoyant nature he brought sunshine to every life that touched the circle of his own. The remains were brought to the home of his parents at Imogene, Fremont county, Iowa, and interred in the Catholic cemetery.

[RYAN, ED, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 8, 1893, [p. 1]
Ed Ryan, formerly telegraph operator at the "Q" depot at this place, was killed at Table Rock, Neb., on Aug. 16. He was in the employ of the railroad company as brakeman and in attempting to make a coupling was thrown under the wheels. One leg and arm was cut off and the other leg broken. The accident occurred at 10 o'clock p. m. and he lived till 1 o'clock next day. The body was brought Imogene and laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

[SCOTT, JAMES, 1821 – 1893] 
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 18, 1893
James Scott of the Clarinda Milling company died Tuesday noon of lung trouble at Oakland, Neb., age 73 years. The death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. E. Reese, where with his wife he was visiting prior to their expected removal to this city. The remains arrived in Clarinda Wednesday evening over the Burlington route, being accompanied by the widow and her two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Shelden of Savannah, Ill. and Mrs. Reese. The sad party were met at the depot by Thomas Scott, son of the deceased, and friends in this city. The remains were taken to the home of the son, from which the funeral was conducted Thursday by Rev. I. C. Rankin, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. The death has elements of peculiar sadness about it, the late Mr. Scott having arranged to come here to make this city his home, but instead of coming alive, being brought here in his coffin.

[SIMS, JOHN'S CHILD – 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 10, 1893, p. 8
COIN – A child of John Simms who lives on Boyd Wallace's place, died and was buried Sunday.

[SKEGGS, MRS., -1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 19, 1893
SHENANDOAH - The death of Mrs. Skeggs, wife of Elder Skeggs on Friday brings sadness into another home. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P. M. Sunday. We learn that the children most of whom live elsewhere arrived in time to speak a parting word to their dear mother. The family have the sympathy of a host of friends and relatives.

[SMITH, VICTOR, 1883 - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 24, 1893, [p. 1]
Victor, son of Henry and Mary Smith, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Weaver, in Clarinda, yesterday at 12:30 a. m., aged 9 years, 10 months and 13 days. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

[SMITH, VICTOR, 1883 - 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1893
Victor, son of Henry and Mary Smith, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Weaver, in East Clarinda, Oct. 23, 1893, aged 9 years, 10 months and 13 days. The little fellow had been sick for several weeks with typhoid fever but up to a few days before his death was rapidly improving, when other diseases set in and he rapidly sank away.

[SPERRY, CATHERINE, - 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 1, 1893, p. 4
Catherine, aged 14 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Sperry, died Tuesday evening from that dread disease among children, diptheria. It had been sickly for a long time. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith. The parents have the sympathy of all friends in their great loss.

[SPERRY, CATHERINE, - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 2, 1893
Catherine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Sperry, died Tuesday evening at the home of her parents in this city, of diptheria, age fourteen months. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the family residence, conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Only those who have had similar afflictions can appreciate fully the great sorrow that has befallen Mr. and Mrs. Sperry, but all who know them will deeply regret their misfortune and sincerely wish that they might have been spared it.

[STIVERSON, MARY OTIS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 28, 1893, p. 4
At Rest
After a long and very painful illness, the disease being what is known as progressive paralysis, death came to the relief of Mrs. Mary Stevenson [Stiverson] last night at a little after ten o'clock. If she had lived until next month, she would have been 73 years old. She was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, and moved to Clark County, Iowa, in 1859, where she, with her husband, endured the hardship incident to pioneer life. Her husband died eight years ago while living at Graham, Mo., and her remains will be taken there tomorrow for interment. She was the mother of eleven children, four of whom have gone on before her. Five sons are still living. Stephen and Otis live in Clarinda, David at Coin, Scott at Graham, Mo., and the other in Kansas. The two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Phelps, of this place, and Mrs. Lewis, Osceola, remain. The deceased made her home with Mrs. Phelps and was tenderly and lovingly cared for during her long siege of pain and suffering. She was a faithful and earnest member of the M. E. church and the funeral services at Graham will be conducted by the pastor of the church in that place.

[STIVERSON, MARY OTIS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 2, 1893
Mrs. Mary Stiverson died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Phelps, in this city, after a long illness with paralysis. Her maiden name was Otis. She was born in Washington county, O., Dec. 28, 1820 and moved to Marion county, that state, in he sixteenth year. She was married to Harrison [Harmon] Stiverson in 1841 and moved to Clark county, Ia., in 1859. Since the death of her husband nine years ago she has made her home here with her daughter, Mrs. Phelps. The remains were taken to Graham, Mo. and buried beside those of her husband. Her funeral was held in the Methodist church at that place, being conducted by its pastor. She leaves three children living in Clarinda: Mrs. L. D. Phelps, S. [tephen] Stiverson and N. [athaniel] O.[tis] Stiverson, a son, Scott Stiverson, residing in Graham, Mo., another son, David Stiverson, living in Coin and a daughter, Mrs. A. Lewis, whose home is in Osceola. The deceased was a most excellent, kindly lady who left many friends here and elsewhere.

[STUART, MARY ANN SPIESE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1893
Mrs. Ann Stuart, wife of Rev. D. [avid] O. Stuart, died at her home in southwest Clarinda, Monday, Dec. 25, 1893, at the advanced age of 76 years. She has been a great sufferer for the past two years but when the time came for her final departure over the River of Death she was perfectly at ease and quietly and peacefully fell asleep in the arms of death. Early in life she joined the M. E. church and has ever since to the time of her last earthly moments lived an earnest, conscientious Christian life. Mrs. Stuart was the mother of thirteen children, six of whom survive her. A good and noble woman has gone. Let her life actions be a lamp light to others in their everyday walk. The funeral took place from the M. E. church yesterday at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. W. H. Shipman of Coin and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[STUART, MARY ANN SPIESE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 29, 1893
Funeral Services – There were quite a large number of friends assembled in the Methodist church Wednesday morning to attend the funeral services of Grandmother Stuart. On account of the illness of the pastor, Rev. McDade, the services were conducted by the Rev. Shipman of Coin who chose for his text 2nd Timothy IV-6, 7 and 8 as follows: "For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing." The speaker gave a very fine review of the life of Paul as indicated in these verses and then made a beautiful application of it to the life of the deceased. It was in every respect a fitting discourse and afforded great consolation to the relatives and friends. There were present Rev. and Mrs. T. McK. Stuart of Chariton, Attorney D. Stuart of Harlan, besides the home relatives. Father Stewart [Stuart] has the warmest sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this his greatest bereavement.

[STUART, MARY ANN SPIESE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 30, 1893
Death of a Pastor's Wife
Mrs. D. O. Stuart Passes Away Christmas Evening in Clarinda
Mary Ann Stuart, wife of Rev. David O. Stuart, passed to her Heavenly reward on Christmas afternoon, after a long and painful illness.
Mary Ann Spiese was born at Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 11, 1817. When she was eleven years old her parents moved with her to Bellefonte, in the same state. In 1839 she made profession of religion and united with the M. E. church. In 1840 she was united in marriage with D. O. Stuart. In 1852 she removed with her husband to West Virginia and in 1854 her husband entered the work of the ministry in the West Virginia conference. In 1865 she became a resident of Iowa and in this then newer field of labor, until her husband's retirement in the year 1890, from the active work of the ministry, she was familiar with the hardships, toils, privations, the joys and richer spiritual fruitions of the Master's great work.
She was the mother of twelve children, seven of whom preceded her to the Heavenly home. Five yet remain, with her beloved companion, to mourn her loss: Mrs. Kate S. Forbes, the oldest child, lives in Anselmo, Neb.; Thomas McK., a presiding elder of the Des Moines conference, M. E. church, resides in Chariton, Ia.; Charles W., also a member of the Des Moines conference, resides in Clarinda, Ia.; this is the son with whom the parents have made their home for two years past; David O., an attorney at law, and an active layman in the M. E. church, resides at Harlan, Ia.; George A., M. D., a medical Missionary of the M. E. church, has charge of the missionary hospital at Wuhu, China.
Her Christian lie extended over a period of fifty-four year and through all these years it was marked with activity, fidelity and eminent usefulness. She had a beautiful voice and was a very sweet singer, familiar with the spiritual songs of the church and of these she made most effective use in the services of the church and many are the occasions when she was enabled to lead inquiring souls out into the light and joy of a new life.

As a teacher in the Sabbath school, a worker in the missionary and benevolent societies of the church, she was constant, faithful, efficient, a sympathizing helper with her husband in the ministry.
During the intervals of respite in the afflictions of the latter years of her life, she made careful preparation for the end she saw fast approaching and when her death came, her friends found that all arrangements had been made down to the minutest detail. This was also a characteristic of her religious life. The preparation for death had been made by a life ordered in all things according to the teachings and example of her Savior. In the intense sufferings of the last months, she longed for release, rest, and the Heavenly home, and when the hour came at last she calmly sank to rest as the sun declined behind the western horizon on Christmas evening.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in this city, conducted by Rev. W. H. Shipman, pastor of the M. E. church at Coin. The sermon was a simple, plain, practical, sympathetic address—most appropriate for the occasion. The music by the choir was very nice and it, too, was entirely fitting. The pall bearers were Messrs. D. M. Thompson, O. H. Park, M. R. Ansbach, J. W. Fisher, C. A. Lisle and J. R. Good.

[STUART, THOMAS, - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 6, 1894
Word has been received by Rev. D. [avid] O. Stuart of this city of the death, Dec. 24, 1893, in Philadelphia, of his brother, Rev. Thomas Stuart, a Methodist minister, who the morning before Christmas dropped dead of heart troubles on his way to church. He was buried in Philadelphia the 27th ult., the same day that the wife of the Rev. D. [avid] O. Stuart was buried in Clarinda. Thomas Stuart was 74 years of age.

[SUTTER, PETER, MRS., - 1893
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 11, 1893, [p. 1]
Mrs. Peter Sutter, formerly of this city, died, the 2d inst., at Plattsmouth, Neb., of consumption. She leaves a husband and children, the youngest about one year of age. Mrs. Sutter was buried at Ames, this state. She was a sister of Mrs. Clay Roberts of Clarinda. Her husband and her brother, William Mills, stopped in Clarinda Wednesday on their way home from the funeral and visited Mrs. Roberts.

[THOMPSON, CAROLINE P. ROSEN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 15, 1893, p. 5
Grandma Thompson, widow of D. [avid] A. Thompson, died Saturday night of apoplexy. She was found on the floor by neighbors Saturday in an unconscious condition. The lady was quite aged and highly respected by all. The funeral services were conducted at Hawleyville this forenoon and interment took place in Clarinda cemetery. Obituary in next issue.

[THOMPSON, CAROLINE P. ROSEN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 17, 1893, p. 5
Mrs. D. [avid] A. Thompson, an old lady about 80 years of age, died at her home in Hawleyville Sunday morning. She had returned a few weeks ago from a visit to her son up in the central part of the state and was at home alone, where she was found by neighbors in a half-conscious condition the day before. The best of care was given to her but to no effect. Mrs. Thompson was one of the first settlers of that old town away back in the '50s and has resided there ever since. Her husband, Rev. D. [avid] A. Thompson, a Methodist minister, died several years ago. She was a good and noble woman and beloved by all who knew her. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Tuesday and her remains laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery just north of this city.

[THOMPSON, CAROLINE P. ROSEN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 25, 1893 [p. 1]
HAWLEYVILLE – A week ago last Tuesday, Mrs. David Thompson returned to her home after a prolonged visit to her son at Des Moines. Friday morning about half past nine o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. James Owens called to see her. No answer being returned to their repeated knocks and calls they looked into the bedroom window and discovered her lying on the floor. Fearing the worst, they forced an entrance into the house and found her speechless and seemingly unconscious. Dr. Elliott was called and pronounced it a case of paralysis and said there was no hope for her. Kind friends did all in their power for her without avail. She lingered until fifteen minutes to nine when she fell asleep in Jesus. Her son at Des Moines and her daughter in Oklahoma were telegraphed to and Mr. Thompson arrived Sunday morning and Mrs. Warner arrived in Clarinda Monday evening but was prevented from coming over until Tuesday morning by the rain. Rev. Maxon preached her funeral sermon. The hearse was over from Clarinda and after services the relatives and friends started for that place. It was raining slightly when they started and increased in volume until it was a regular downpour. They succeeded in reaching Clarinda after some difficulties and the mother and friend was laid to rest. Mr. Thompson preached in the M. E. church Wednesday evening. Saturday himself and wife returned to their home. Mrs. Warner and daughter also returned to their home in Oklahoma. It was a sad affair and the bereaved ones have the sympathy of a host of friends.

[TULLAR, ABIGAIL FULLER SCOTT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 8, 1893
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. Abigail Tullar died at her home in this city last Saturday, aged 93 years. She was buried from the Latter Day Saints church, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Tullar was one of the pioneers of this region, having moved to Monti 35 years ago. She was the mother of Mrs. J. Haun of this city.

[TYRRELL, C. D., MRS., - 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 23, 1893
A telegram was received here Thursday morning announcing the death at Hamilton, Ill., of Mrs. C. D. Tyrrell a sister of Mrs. R. W. Selby of this city. The latter lady left that morning for Illinois to attend the funeral. Mrs. Tyrrell left Clarinda about a month ago for her home after two months visit here with Mrs. Selby. The deceased was about 25 years of age and had been married about one year. She had been afflicted with lung troubles for some time, but the immediate cause of her death is not yet known here. She leaves many friends here to deeply regret her demise.

[UNLAND, HENRY, 1832 – 1903]]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 13, 1903, p. 6
YORKTOWN – Henry Unland died at his home here Monday night age 72 years, 11 months and 25 days. He was a sufferer all summer from stomach trouble. He had been a resident of this place for several years. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock at the German church and interment will take place at the Polsley cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

[UNLAND, HENRY, - 1909]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 6, 1909, p. 2
YORKTOWN – Henry Unland, a former resident of here, died at the Clarinda insane hospital at Clarinda last Friday. The funeral was held at the German church Sunday morning. His body was laid to rest in Polsley cemetery.

[UNLAND, KATHARINA, MRS., - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 15, 1894
Mrs. Henry Unland died at her home out near Yorktown about noon, Friday, Feb. 9, 1894, at the advanced age of 77 years. About three weeks before she was taken with the grippe and with the infirmities of old age it proved more than she could endure. She was a kind and noble woman, loved by all who knew her, and her death causes deep regret to a large circle of friends. The funeral took place Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. F. W. Brandt, pastor of the German Lutheran church northwest of the city, and her remains interred in the Polsley cemetery.

[WACHOB, JAMES]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, November 4, 1893, p. 3
COIN - James Wachob, a well-known citizen of Lincoln township, died Saturday morning at West Newton, Pa. He had but lately gone east to spend the winter, having leased his farm near Coin to his son, J. C. Wachob. On receiving the news of his serious illness J. C. Wachob and Mrs. Bert Liter went to his bedside and did all that could be done, but it was useless.

[WASSON, THOMAS E.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 30, 1893
On Thursday, Dec. 21, there died at his residence in Valley township, Page county, Thomas Wasson, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 6 days. The deceased was a native of Kentucky but in his early youth moved with his father to Indiana. There he grew to manhood and married Rachel Moore who bore him eight sons and two daughters. After the close of the rebellion he moved from Indiana to Livingston county, Mo. He was at that time a widower. During the year 1870 while living at St. Joseph, Mo., he married his second wife, a widow lady named Miriam Beaver, and moved immediately to Page county, where he resided at the time of his death. By his second wife he was the father of three children but one of whom is now living. Deceased had been suffering from an affection of the heart for a year or more, but more recently he was attacked by la grippe, which resulted in his death. Kind friends and neighbors did all that could be done to relive his sufferings and stay the hand of the grim destroyer, but all to no purpose. When the M. E. congregation at Hepburn was organized, deceased and his good wife were numbered among its members. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. A. B. Shipman and occurred at the North Grove church and in the North Grove cemetery his remains were laid to rest, Saturday, Dec. 28. A large number of neighbors and friends witnessed the last sad rites and offered their consolations to the bereaved widow and other relatives.

[WHITNAH, MARY CAMPBELL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 3, 1898
Died – Mrs. Mary Whitnah, wife of Fred J. Whitnah, died at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. B. Campbell, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9:10 p. m. Deceased was aged 25 years, 9 months and 23 days and had long been a sufferer from consumption. Funeral services are held at the residence this afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

[WHITNAH, MARY CAMPBELL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 5, 1893
Mrs. Mary Campbell Whitnah, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. B. Campbell, was born in Clarinda, Iowa, Dec. 8, 1867. She was married to Fred J. Whitnah, Dec. 12, 1887, in Boone, Iowa, and lived there two years, at which time they removed to Clarinda and have lived here ever since.
She died at the home of her parents, after a long and lingering illness, Oct. 1, 1893, aged 25 years, 9 months and 23 days. She leaves her parent's home and family, her husband and child, for "a better country, that is in heaven."
The funeral services were held at the family residence, Oct. 3, 1893, at 1 p. m., Rev. Dr. Smith, of the Presbyterian church officiating.
Mrs. Whitnah was a woman of rare intelligence great strength of mind and heart and moved in a large circle of warm personal friends. Although for months, she has had to struggle for life, yet she did not lay aside her occupations or enjoyments, until her strength failed. Many mementoes of her loving remembrance are now cherished by their recipients and in them, as well as by her own lovable character, "being dead, she yet speaketh."
She died in the hope of a life to be and a resurrection of her mortal body to immortality.
A brief time before her departure, she called for her Bible, opened it, read and turned down the leaves to these two marked passages of the word: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." "God hath raised up the Lord and will also raise up us also by his own power." "Jesus and the Resurrection," a living creed, a strong foundation, a good pillow for a dying head.
The text was very appropriate, being the conversation of Mary and Jesus: John 20:16.
"Jesus saith unto her, Mary?"
"She turned and saith unto him, Master?"
Prof. Woods, under whom she graduated, spoke feelingly and well of her work and character, her frankness and sincerity, her unselfishness and her love for others exhibited in doing little kindnesses so quietly that few knew of them except the receivers.
All too soon her light was quenched, her sun went down ere it was noon. Yet the world is better, and many have been happier, because she lived in it.
Let us cherish her last thought: "I shall rise again."

[WINGER, ABRAHAM]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1893, p. 5
Mr. Abraham Winger died at his home in Harlan township, Saturday morning, July 15, 1893, from heart disease, aged 73 years, 1 month and 16 days. He had been in poor health the past four months but was feeling well a few days before his death. Last Saturday morning his wife went out to milk the cow and, on her return, found him dead in his chair. Mr. Winger was born in Lancaster county, Pa., May 29, 1820. At the age of 16 he removed to Indiana and was married to Miss Anna [Hannah] S. [arah] Spilter [Spitler], and a family of eleven children was born to them. In the fall of 1858, he removed with his family to Page county, where he has since resided. Mr. Winger was a good citizen and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn his death. The funeral took place Sunday and his remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[WYNN, CHARLES E., 1893 – 1893]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 19, 1893
Died – Sept. 11, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T. [homas] J. Wynn and was buried in the Davis cemetery. The mother is very bad at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn have the sympathy of all their friends.