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Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 7, 1928, p. 6
Reuben Sanford Abbott – Reuben Sanford Abbott was born July 22, 1853 and passed away in St. Joseph hospital in St. Joseph, Mo., June 4, 1928, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 12 days.
He was married Jan. 1, 1877 to Isabelle Gordon. There were twelve children born to this union, eight of whom are living. They are Albert F. [urman] of Bedford, Iowa; Samuel G. [ordon], Harlan, Iowa; William J. [ames], California; R.[euben] Sanford, Lander, Wyo.; Mrs. Ruby Cole, Glen Rock, Wyo.; Mrs. Bessie Roof, Rawlings, Wyo., and Miss Doris of St. Joseph, Mo.
His wife passed away about fifteen years ago and nine years ago last September he was married to Mrs. Hannah Long, who survives him.
He was one of the originators of the Page County Mutual Aid Association. He was also a member of the first fire department organization formed in Clarinda. For several years he has been a member of the Christian church of Clarinda.
His life has been lived, its history is closed, but his influence will continue.
Funeral services were held at the Harmon Funeral Home Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p. m., B. F. Hall in charge. Miss Aletha Hutchings and L. E. Finley furnished the music. Burial was at Summit cemetery.

[ABBOTT, THOMAS C., - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 29, 1892
DIED – On Wednesday morning last, Thomas C., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. [euben] S.[anford] Abbott. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday, conducted by Rev. H. Lewellen. The body was taken to Summit cemetery for interment. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1894
Mrs. Archie [Archer], mother-in-law of Oscar Feltch, living one mile southwest of Braddyville, died on the evening of the 10th at the home of her son-in-law. Death came to her very suddenly. She had got into a buggy to come to town to take the train to visit a daughter living at Corning when blood began to run from her mouth, and she died in five minutes. The doctors say it was caused by heart trouble.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 8, 1923, p. 11
F. P. Barr – Franklin Pierce Barr, a well-known and worthy citizen of this community, passed to his rest and reward Nov. 1, 1923. The summons came after the cross of suffering had been borne for long and burdened years. With a pain racked body and declining strength; with spirit wearied and worn, he faced life's closing hours and as the tide ebbed, he journeyed onward to that land where sickness and suffering find no entrance.
"Gone where sickness and pain come
To the beautiful land of rest and song;
To hills afar bright crowned forever,
Where only happiness and joy belong."
Franklin Pierce Barr was born in Breckenridge county, Ky., Dec. 6, 1852. He was the youngest son in the family of twelve children of Elias and Sallie (Beauchamp) Barr, the surviving members now being Mrs. Amanda M. Showers of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Martha J. Bross of Prescott, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah Wright of Peoria, Ill., and George Walker Barr of Dallas City, Ill.
This father and mother with their children, in 1859 left their home in the sunny southland and journeyed northward to make for themselves a dwelling place upon the prairied plains of Illinois.
They located in Rock Creek township, Hancock county, Ill., which continued to be for many years the family homestead and where they worthily bore a part and place in the upbuilding of the community in which their lot was cast. They stood for a high degree of moral and intellectual advancement and from the family rooftree sent out their sons and daughters well equipped to bear their part in the world's activities. This youngest son, Frank, with commendable ambition supplemented his district school studies with some years in the La Harpe academy, later completing his educational training at Carthage college, Carthage, Ill.
On Feb. 8, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Flora M. Painter of near La Harpe. Their wedding journey included a visit with friends at Clarinda, Iowa. The place and the people so favorably impressed them, that they soon thereafter located upon the tract of land two miles west of town which they have ever since owned and occupied. Their comfortable and commodious country home has been blessed and brightened by the three sons and one daughter born to them: Henry, the eldest, residing on an adjoining farm; Edwin, Louis and Lillian still members of the family circle.
Mr. Barr was a great home lover. No outside interest—no promise of pleasure or profit could long lure him from the comfort and content he found at his own fireside where his devoted wife and children have done much to lengthen and brighten the years of his pilgrimage. His fondness for music led him to spare no expense to cultivate the talents of his family in that regard. He was most hospitable, glad to gather his friends about him. The writer, privileged to be in this pleasant home for some weeks, found him a most delightsome host—his rich fund of wit and wisdom in constant evidence and his genial good will royally extended to those sheltered beneath his roof-tree. A man of energy and industry, Mr. Barr devoted much time to the cultivation of a large tract of land. He now has a place among the progressive citizens of western Iowa by specializing in good live stock.
In early life Mr. Barr made public confession of his faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Clarinda with which he was still identified at the time of his death. He was a conscientious follower of what he believed to be right. He was a man in whom implicit confidence could be safely placed. His sure and abiding faith and hope were manifest during months of great suffering. With unbroken trust he journeyed toward the "Dark Valley, confident that light and life awaited on the other side.
"God calls our loved ones
But we lose not wholly
What he has given,
They live on earth in thought and deed
As truly as in His Heaven."    M. W. B.
At the funeral of Mr. Barr, from out of town, were the following:
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Bross, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Bross and family and Albert Barr, all of Prescott; Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Hurdle and Mrs. L. D. Hurdle of Clearmont, Mo.; Mrs. C. H. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Gamble, all of Coin; C. C. Mohler, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mohler and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Mohler, all of Bedford; Mrs. D. M. Gibson of Osceola; Mrs. R. W. Young, F. C. Young and Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Young, all of Shenandoah.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, November 8, 1923, p. 4.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1892, p. 5
On the first day of May 1892, Mrs. Sallie A. Barr, the mother of F. [ranklin] P. [ierce] Barr living two miles southwest of Clarinda, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. T. Bross, near Prescott, Adams county. Mother Barr had for several years made her home with her daughter, Mrs. M. C. Showens [Showers], but a short time before her death desired to visit Mrs. Bross and family and while there her strength failed her quite rapidly and death came to her relief as above stated. The deceased was 83 years, 4 months and 27 days old, was born in Marion county, Ky., married Elias Barr Aug. 6, 1830, was the mother of six sons and six daughters, nine of whom survive her. In 1859 the family moved to Hancock county, Ill., where the husband died in 1875. She was a lifelong Methodist and lived a consistent Christian life. The remains were taken to the old home in Illinois for interment. The same day that Mother Barr died her oldest son, N. [ewell] R.[obinson] Barr, living in Bates county, Mo., was called to his eternal home. So it was that the first day of May brought a double affliction to our fellow citizen, F. [rancis] P. Barr.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 28, 1893, p. 5
COIN – This community was startled Friday night by receiving the news that Ed Beckwith was drowned. The report proved to be true. He was drowned in a lake near Riverton while towing a line attached to a seine. He was in a boat with Geo. Skinner. Your correspondent interviewed two members of the boating party and the following is the account given by Monroe Marks:

"We left here Friday morning in three rigs. There were eight of us—Frank Chapman, M. D. Dougherty, George Skinner, Charles Skinner, Bert Skinner, Ed Beckwith, his son, Harry Beckwith and myself. We went to Riverton, got some things for dinner and then went to the lake, about 2 ½ west of town. The lake is known as the Ogden Lake. We got ready to seine. There was an old boat there and George Skinner and Ed Beckwith got into it and had a good deal of fun pushing each other out. They were both good swimmers. Finally, they started to tow the line across so that we could pull the seine back. I said to them, "Boys, if you go out in that boat and it sinks hold on to that line." They had got two-thirds of the way across when the boat filled, and both men jumped into the water. The line got away from them. Skinner swam toward the shore and the boat turned upside down. They were not more than 15 feet from the shore, and we were on the opposite shore. Beckwith called for help but some of us thought he was in fun. Skinner got to shore and took off his clothes and went in to help Beckwith. Beckwith grabbed for the boat but could not hold it. He then started to swim for the shore, got several feet, then threw his hands up and remained in that upright position for several minutes. Then he suddenly sank. Skinner got hold of him by the fingers, but the waves and wind were so strong that he could not pull him ashore. Skinner made two attempts to get him but couldn't move him. He said to us, "Boys, I can't do anything more, he's sinking." I went to a wagon and got a horse and went to where a school was picnicking. A young fellow came and dived for him. This man was a stranger. The water was cold, but he dived for him 25 times but did not get the body. By that time there was a crowd. We got another boat and took the seine and got the body. There was a scar on Beckwith's head. " Thebody was brought home Friday night and was buried on Saturday. He leaves a wife and eight children. He lived about 2 ½ miles southwest of here on a rented farm. He was a man who was well spoken of and had many friends. He was about 45 years old.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 29, 1893, p. 4
COIN - A pleasure excursion ended in the sad death of one of our citizens last week. On Friday a party of men went to the Nishnabotna to fish and while out in a boat with several others, the boat sprung a leak and Mr. Ed Beckwith was unable to reach the shore and was drowned. His remains were buried in the Coin cemetery on Saturday. He leaves a wife and a number of children.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, December 9, 1893
COIN – Mrs. Beckwith, mother of Ed Beckwith who was drowned last spring, died Tuesday night and was buried yesterday.

[BLACK, JAMES MARION, 1835-1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1892, [p. 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Died, at his home three miles northeast of town, Thursday, Oct. 27, 1892, of paralysis, James M. [arion] Black. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. A. B. Buckner in the M. E. church Saturday at 10 o'clock. The G A R took charge of the body and buried it according to the customs of that body. James M. Black was born in Louisville, Ky, in 1835. In 1856 he came to Illinois and four years later was united to Miss Nancy Nelson. In 1862 Mr. Black enlisted in Comp. B, 102nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served to the close of the war and was honorably discharged after the declaration of peace. He was in a large number of battles and was with Sherman in his memorable march to the sea. He was a member of the Warren Post No. 11, G A R, of Clarinda, under whose auspices he was laid to rest with all the honors of the order. Mr. Black came to Page county in 1869 and settled on the present farm. A few years ago, under the preaching of Rev. Buckner, he became converted and joined the M. E. church and was a regular attendant. He showed by his actions at home and abroad that he was a changed man and his heart was right towards God. The community extend their heartfelt sympathy to the afflicted family and may God sustain and help them in this the hour of their bereavement.

[BLACK, JAMES MARION, 1835-1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1892, p. 8
A GOOD MAN GONE. – J. [ames] M. [arion] Black died at his residence three miles northeast of College Springs on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p. m., from paralysis. Interment took place at College Springs on Saturday, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. Buckner. Warren Post No. 11, G. A. R., of Clarinda, of which he was an honored member, conducted the services and tenderly laid him away in his last resting place. Comrade Black was a member of Co. B, 102d Regt. Ill. Inft.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 21, 1898, p. 5
Susan, wife of G. [eorge] W. [ashington] Bohrer died at her home in Lincoln Township, June 16th, 1893, aged 51 yrs. Rev. G. W. Maine, of Yorktown, conducted the funeral from the house to the M. E. church at Page Center, where he rendered a long discourse to a large and sympathizing audience, thence to the beautiful cemetery at Clarinda, Iowa, where her remains were tenderly consigned to their last resting place. The deceased leaves a loving husband, six children and [?] of intimate friends to mourn her departure who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who ["] them in their sad bereavement.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1893, p. 4
Obituary: -- It becomes our sad duty to announce that the messenger of death has again entered one of our homes and taken a dear mother, Susan A. [ann] Bohrer, wife of G. [eorge] W.[ashington] Bohrer, died Friday, June 16th, of chronic stomatitis at her home near Page Center. All the medical skill and good dieting seemed to prove of no avail and after years of constant suffering death came to the relief of the poor sufferer.
Mrs. G. [eorge] W. [ashington] Bohrer was born in Morgan county, West Virginia, Sept. 29, 1841. She was united in marriage to G. [eorge] W. Bohrer Nov. 20, 1862. A large family, all girls, nearly grown, are left to mourn the loss of a mother.
[Poem not transcribed.]
In the morning of the resurrection, at the sound of the last trumpet, the angel of light shall call those who sleep, and Susan A. [nn] will come forth in the life and joy of the redeemer in glory.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church by Rev. G. W. Maine. After the funeral services, her remains were conveyed to the beautiful cemetery at Clarinda, accompanied by a large concourse of relatives and friends, where her body was laid away in its last resting place. Peace be to her sleeping dust.
In the greatest grief that has come to their home the afflicted family have the sympathy of all our Christian people.    W. R. T. M.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, June 21, 1893.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 21, 1898, p. 5
COIN – Word was received here on Tuesday morning that D. [on] C. [arlos] Boylan was dead. He had been very ill for several weeks at his father's in Shenandoah with typhoid fever. He was better and had been around the house some Tuesday morning; about 7 o'clock he was suddenly taken worse and died in a few minutes. He was a member of the firm of Delk & Boylan of this place. He was an exemplary young man, a thorough Christian and a true friend. His many friends at this his childhood home will miss him greatly. The funeral is to be at Shenandoah on Wednesday at 10 o'clock.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1893, p. 4
COIN – The death of D.[on] C. [arlos] Boylan, of the firm Delk & Boylan, occurred at Shenandoah Tuesday morning. The remains were brought here and buried on Wednesday, the 21st. Mr. Boylan was an exemplary young man and his death is a sad blow to his family and to the community.

[BROWN, MARTHA, MRS. – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 20, 1892, p. 5
NORWICH – Passed away, at her home, one mile north of Norwich, at 8 o'clock, July 12, Mrs. Martha Brown, aged 71 years, 9 months, 18 days. Funeral services were held at the U. P. church at Norwich, by Rev. H. B. Foskett of Shenandoah, July 14. She was buried at Tarkio cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1892, [p. 1]
NORTH GROVE – Mrs. Bryson died last Monday morning at her daughter's near Villisca and was buried in the North Grove cemetery Wednesday. She was 91 years, 11 months and 15 days old. Rev. Blanchard and Rev. Grossman, of Villisca, were the officiating clergymen. She was a good Christian lady and will long be remembered by her many friends.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 3, 1892, p. 2
Obituary – Grandma Bryson died, Monday, October 24, 1892, after having attained the ripe old age of about 92 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 26, by Revs. Blanchard and Grossman at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Arbuckle, where she was making her home, and interment was made at North Grove cemetery.
Jannet Riddle was born in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, November 10, 1800; was married to Wm. Bryson in October 1818. Unto them was born fifteen children, six of whom are still living. They came to America in the fall of 1854, landing at Montreal, Canada and went from there by way of Chicago, to Highland county, Ohio. They moved to Iowa in the fall of 1859, where they finally permanently located and where now both are laid to rest. Grandpa Bryson died in March 1885. Thus have passed away two of the oldest and most honored of the pioneers of this section and the father and mother of the largest family in the country. As near as we can learn there are now living over 40 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren of this worthy couple.
Grandma Bryson, in her early youth, joined the Presbyterian church and through all the years of her long life remained a firm believer in its teachings and true to its traditions. Now that the aged hands have been folded for the last time and the spirit returned to the God who gave it, it is not too much to say that she has won the crown and robe promised the faithful, and no better example of the simple grandeur of a life of devotion to duty was ever given. No one could desire a greater monument than Grandma Bryson will have in the love she has left in the hearts of her children and friends.
[Note: The birth date on her headstone is November 8, 1800.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 5, 1892, p. 8
Capt. Geo. W. Burns
After an illness lasting about three weeks Capt. Burns was relieved from suffering last Thursday morning and his spirit [?] to God who gave it. While his death was anticipated it still produced a profound sensation for he was so well known that everyone felt interested in and hoped for his recovery. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon and the attendance was very large. The old soldiers turned out in force and more than one hundred marched in the procession. Quite a number were here from other towns, who came to express in this way the esteem in which they held their comrade. The services at the residence were conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade and Dr. T. C. Smith, both of whom gave brief and interesting addresses which received the closest attention of all who could get in hearing distance. After the services were concluded at the residence the funeral march was taken up to the cemetery. The G. A. R. members led the procession, next came the W. R. C. in carriages, then the hearse followed by a long line of [?] At the cemetery the services were conducted by the G. A. R. in accordance with the beautiful ritual of that order. The address was delivered by Hon. Chas. Linderman. [Address not transcribed]
G. W. Burns was born February14, 1833, in Highland county, Ohio, moved to Canton, Illinois, in 1853[?] and was educated in an old-time log school house.  At the age of 17 commenced learning saddler and harness trade, which avocation was followed until 1857. In 1860 he came to Clarinda and opened a harness shop which was carried on until the breaking out of the rebellion. He was mustered out of service in August 1865; returned home and at once resumed his former business and followed it until 1870. In 1865 he was elected Sheriff of Page county and was re-elected in 1867, serving one year of last term and then resigned.
He was married September 13, 1855, to Miss Mary Clark, a native of Canton, Illinois and have three children, Fannie, wife of L. [ambert] Milhone, Mollie, wife of T. L. Sharp, and Joseph P.[erine]. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1892, p. 5
COIN – An infant of Wm. Carr's was buried in our cemetery Sabbath.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1892, p. 5
PAGE CENTER AND HARLAN – Mrs. Catherine Caskey died at her home in Harlan Tp. at 3 o'clock Friday morning Dec. 23 and was buried in the Covenanter cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the sermon being preached by Rev. Thompson of College Springs. Deceased was 87 years of age. Her children are all living in this locality. Her husband survives her, his age being 94 years. Mrs. Caskey was a thorough Christian woman and leaves to her relatives the example of a pure life. She has passed from a world of sorrow and death to one of happiness and life. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 22, 1899, [p. 1]
Mrs. Phoebe Coulter died Friday, the 15th inst., in this city, of typhoid fever. The funeral was held at the Advent church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Williams, a minister of the Adventist denomination, of which the deceased had been a member for nine years. The late Mrs. Coulter's maiden name was Pace. She was born in Luzerne county, Pa., in 1826; moved to Delaware county, O., in 1830; was married to John McMillen in 1845. Two children, born to them, are deceased. She was married again, in Ohio, in 1851, to Samuel Coulter and of eight children born to them, only two survive: S. T. Coulter of Red Rock, Mont. and Charles S. Coulter of this city. Her second husband died in 1869. Mrs. Coulter was a most estimable lady. Her surviving son here thanks the many friends for their help in his affliction.

Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Montana), Friday, September 4, 1931, p. 13
Charles L. Currier, Noted Musician, Is Dead at Bozeman
Bozeman Sept. 3 – Charles Livingston Currier, 55, a noted musician and music teacher of Montana for the last 15 years, died suddenly Thursday.
He underwent an emergency operation Wednesday.
Currier was a life member of the Denver Musicians' union. He came to Livingston in 1913 as music director of the high school there and served in a similar capacity at the high school at Big Timber for several years. He was a member of an orchestra at a theater here for the last two years.
Currier was a member of the Montana Music Teachers' association and of the Elks Lodge.
He is survived by the widow, two sons and an infant daughter here and by his father and four brothers at Grand Junction, Colo.
[Note: The same notice was published in the Montana Standard (Butte, Montana), September 4, 1931, p. 13.]

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 14, 1943, p. 5
Edna Currier Dies Sunday
Mrs. Edna Currier passed away Sunday evening at her home on 19th street. The body will lie in state at the Pruitt-Bracken funeral home. The family is awaiting word from relatives before making funeral arrangements.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 21, 1943, p. 3
Percy DuCray and family of Coburn, Colo., were here the past week, called to attend the funeral of Mrs. Edna Currier, sister of Mrs. DuCray.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1943, p. 7
Mrs. Edna Currier – Edna Harrell Currier, daughter of John and Clara Frances Harrell, was born in Clarinda, Iowa, October 13, 1875 and departed this life at her home in Clarinda June 13, 1943, at the age of 67 years and 8 months.
She spent her childhood days in Clarinda and there grew to young womanhood, attending school here and also at Kansas City.
She united with the Methodist church at Clarinda in early life and has remained in that faith throughout the years.
In the year of 1898 she was united in marriage to Charles Currier at Clarinda and the young couple established their first home in Colorado. They also lived at several other points as Mr Currier was doing hospital work.
About the year of 1927 Mrs. Currier returned to Clarinda where she cared for her aged mother for a number of years, giving tender and devoted care until her mother preceded her in death in the year of 1939.
Since that time Mrs. Currier has made her home with her brother Elmo Harrell, at the family home.
Mrs. Currier was of a sociable and cheery nature and took delight in being helpful to others. Her pleasing personality and sociable disposition endeared her to all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her passing one brother, Elmo Harrell, of Clarinda, one sister, Mrs. Linnie Ducray of Coburn, Colo., five nieces, two nephews as well as more distant relatives and a host of old-time friends who are sadly grieved at her passing.
The funeral was held on Thursday, June 17, at 4 o'clock at the Pruitt-Bracken funeral home, Dr. C. H. Rowe and Dr. A. F. Griffith of the Methodist church being in charge. Music was by Mrs. Vera Slocum, accompanied by Mrs. Paul Millhone. Those who carried the casket were Fred Fisher, C. F. Bradley, W. J. Gross, Paul Millhone, Frank Millhone and Everett Moore.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 7, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Died – At her home in this city, after a lingering illness of six months, Mrs. W.[illiam] P. Davis. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 7, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Messrs. Charles and Paul Davis returned to their home in St. Louis on Friday. They had been called here by the death of their mother.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 21, 1938, [p. 1]
Funeral Sunday For Al Dredge
Braddyville (Special) – Al Dredge, 82, passed away Thursday night, Feb. 24, leaving his aged wife and three children, Walker Dredge of Maryville, Ivan Dredge of Tingley, Ia., and Mrs. Lincoln of Sheridan, Mo.
He was born in Galesburg, Ill., but has spent much of his married life in this locality, being for 20 years in the harness business in Elmo. He also farmed in the Clearmont community for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Dredge moved about two months ago to the Sam Farrens farm where he died.
Funeral services were held in Elmo Sunday afternoon.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 20, 1900, p. 2
Mrs. L. E. Dredge – The Shenandoah Post has the following mention of the death of Mrs. L. E. Dredge, formerly of Clarinda:
"Mrs. Mary (Dawson) Dredge was born in Knox county, Ill., May 2, 1856, and passed away, after an illness of some weeks, at her home in Shenandoah, Ia., April 13, 1900, aged 48 years, 11 months and 11 days. When she was but 3 years old her father moved to Marshall county, Ia., of which he was one of the earlier settlers. Here her girlhood days were spent. In 1879 she was married to L.[ouis] E. [ckman] Dredge and made her home in Mercer county, Ill., for three years. In 1882 they moved to Page county, Ia., which has been their home since that time.
Two years ago they moved to Shenandoah, her husband engaging in the saddlery and harness business here.
Two sons, Harry and Lou B., were born of this union and they together with the husband, today mourn her loss.
While in Marshall county, Ia., she became a member of the Christian church.
The funeral services were held at the Christian church, this city, Sunday afternoon, J. H. Wright, pastor, preaching a sermon appropriate to the day, Easter, and the occasion. A large and sympathetic audience was in attendance. The pall bearers were selected from among our representative business men.
The unexpected death of Mrs. Dredge took everyone in town by surprise, and many were the expressions of sympathy for her bereaved husband and sons She was an excellent, good wife and mother, as the tears and sobs of her boys attested as they followed her casket into and out of the Christian church Sunday afternoon. It was the most eloquent tribute that could be paid to her memory, coming as it did from those who knew her well and loved her best."

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 6, 1892, p. 5
Obituary – The following notice was taken from the Knoxville (Ill.) Republican and is on the death of the father of L. [ouis] E. [ckman] Dredge of this city.
"Wilson Dredge was born near Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa., December 7th, 1818, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Davis, near Holton, Kansas, June 13, 1892. He lived in Carlisle, Pa. until September 1845, when he moved to Coshocton, Ohio, where he married Elizabeth Shannon May 7th, 1846, and a few days later started for Knox Co. Ill., where he has since resided. At the time of his death he was on a visit to his daughter Mrs. Davis, in Kansas, his wife having died about ten years ago. He was the father of six children, five boys, William and John in Knox Co., Ill., and Lewis at Clarinda, Ia., Albert at Elmo., Mo., Thomas at Elk Creek Neb. and one daughter, Jennie Davis, at Holton, Kansas, all living to mourn, with three sisters, Mrs. James McPherrin and Sarah Eckman of Knoxville and Hannah Hester of Peoria and one brother, Joseph in Nebraska.
Mr. Dredge was one of the early settlers of Knox county, respected by everybody, as a good citizen, a kind friend, an obliging neighbor and a Christian gentleman. He was one of the old members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Knoxville, having early in life given his heart to God, and was striving to live as became the follower of Jesus. As a fitting testimonial to this, on the 14th of August, 1891, he wrote: "I have tried to live with a conscience void of offence toward God and man and I can say that I know whom I have believed and in whom I have trusted and feel today that there is a crown of glory prepared for me although I feel that I have made many crooked paths and have followed my Savior many times at too great a distance, yet for Christ's sake God forgives all my sins."
His remains were brought to Knoxville for burial accompanied by his son Lewis and the burial took place from the Methodist Episcopal Church Thursday, June 16th at 1:30 P. M. conducted by his pastor Rev. V. Aten and many of his old neighbors and friends were present in respect to his memory and followed to the Russell Cemetery about five miles east of the city, where he was buried by the side of his wife. During the last winter he was prostrated by the prevailing epidemic, la grippe, from which he never fully recovered. About a week before he died, being in the garden near the house, his daughter saw him fall and ran to him, finding him helpless and speechless, from what proved to be a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never rallied, but gradually grew worse until death came to his relief. Thus passed away another of our old pioneer citizens.

[DUFFY, KALLUM, - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 12, 1892, [p. 1]
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy received the sad news that their son Kallum is dead. He lately moved to Kansas for his health. He leaves a wife and child to mourn the loss.

[DUNCAN, CHARLES' TWIN BOYS – 1892]            [DUNCAN, WASH'S INFANT - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 31, 1892, [p. 1]
Called Away – The twin boys of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Duncan died last Monday week at Westboro. On Thursday of the same week Mr. and Mrs. Wash. Duncan lost their eight-month-old child. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends in this community.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1892, p. 4
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Died, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cary Finley, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Finley, of Clearfield, Friday, and was buried Saturday in C. S. cemetery.

[FOLLETT, DAVID, 1818 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1892, p. 5
COIN -- We lately learn the sad news of the death of Mr. Follett on Monday. He was an old resident of the county.

[FOLLETT, DAVID, 1818 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 24, 1892, p. 5
HARLAN - Died – David Follett at his home five miles west of Coin, Iowa, Aug. 15, 1892, aged 74 years and 10 months. Funeral services took place at the house on the following day, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith of Clarinda. The remains were conveyed to their last resting place at College Springs.
[Note: Age at death inscribed on his headstone is 73 yr. 10 m. 21 d.]

[FOLLETT, DAVID, 1818 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1892, p. 5

YORKTOWN – Miss Vie Woods went down near Coin, called by the death of Mr. Follett, who was a relative.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 7, 1892, p. 5
SHENANDOAH – Rev. H. [orace] B. Foskett died at his residence in this city last Friday night. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by a minister from Des Moines and were very largely attended. Rev. Foskett had for many years been a minister in the Baptist church and was known in that capacity as being of far more than ordinary ability. He had been a resident of Page county for a good many years and came here from Essex some four or five years ago. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was taken sick while at Henderson, Iowa, two weeks ago Sunday. He preached in the morning and expected to do so in the evening but was unable to do so. By a strange coincidence his morning text was from Second Timothy iv, 7 and 8: "I have fought the good fight; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." His text from which he would have preached in the evening as indicated by the sermon notes found in his bible was: "Be ye therefore also ready, for ye know not the day nor the hour when the Son of man cometh." Certainly, a fitting close to a life spent in the ministry.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 13, 1892, p. 5
COLLEGE SPRINGS – It is with sorrow we mention the death of Mrs. J. I. Fredrick, at Lincoln, Neb. For many years Jessie was one of our girls and was loved and revered by all. Now she has gone to her last long rest. Her illness was of short duration. To the husband and parents, we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1892, p. 8
NORTHBORO – It brings sadness to our hearts this week to chronicle the death of Wm. Gibson, who lived east of town. He had been a sufferer of that dreadful malady—cancer—for a number of months past and departed this life last Thursday morning amid the sorrowing of his relatives and host of friends. He leaves a wife and eight small children to mourn the loss of a husband and father. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lynn, pastor of the Methodist church of this place, at the home of the deceased Friday morning, after which the remains were tenderly and quietly laid to rest in the Howser cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 23, 1892, p. 4
Died, Nov. 14, little Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. [evi] W. Good. All willing hands and kind hearts could do could not save him, but he was taken to a better home above. Mr. and Mrs. Good have the sympathy of all their friends.
This dear babe, their greatest idol,
     Loved and cherished by them all,
Must he now be taken from them
     While yet so young and small.

[GRAHAM, JOSEPH C., MRS., – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 8, 1892, p. 5
DIED – Mrs. J. [oseph] C. Graham died at Kansas City last Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday and the body was taken to Monmouth, Ill. for burial Sunday. The lady had been sick for a long time and death resulted from consumption and a complication of diseases. The lady has a number of relatives and warm friends in Clarinda and vicinity who sympathize with the bereaved husband and family.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1892, [p. 1]
BRADDYVILLE – Mrs. Michael Guthrie, living two miles southwest, expired at 3 p. m. last Saturday the 22d. The old lady has been a sufferer for 10 years and helpless from paralysis. Kind friends have administered to her wants all these years and all has been done to relieve her sufferings, but her sickness baffled all medical treatment and she has gone to rest. The funeral was from the homestead at 10 a. m. on the 24th.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 7, 1892, [p. 1]
PAGE CENTER – Mrs. Frank Heidseik [Haidsiak] died Sunday morning in Omaha, Neb. She had been a sufferer for a long time and had gone to Omaha in order that a difficult operation might be performed. She was a daughter of Henry Annan. She leaves a loving husband and several children to mourn her death. Her funeral was preached Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church and her remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends. The bereaved parents, husband and children have the sincerest sympathy of all.
"Asleep today, O early fallen,
     In your green and narrow bed;
Dirges from the pine and cypress
     Mingle with the tears we shed."

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 18, 1892, p. 8
HARLAN – Grandma Henderson, who suffered a brief but intense spell of illness, died at her home Saturday, May 14. The great loss thus sustained by loving husband and children may well be deemed her eternal gain. She suffered almost a lifelong affliction from neuralgia of the head which caused the loss of her eyesight two years ago.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 25, 1892, p. 8
Obituary – Died, near Page Center, Iowa, Saturday, May 14th, 1892, Mrs. Jane Henderson, wife of S. [amuel] C. Henderson, in the 63rd year of her age. The cause of her death was liver trouble. She was confined to her bed for two weeks previous to her death. Her sufferings were intense. She insisted that her companion and sons should remain at her bedside as much as possible and expressed doubts of her recovery from the time she was taken ill but had a desire to get well if it was God's will. About an hour previous to her departure she admonished her children to fear god and keep his commandments. The deceased lost her eye sight during the winter of 1884. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and accepted them as for her own good. She leaves a husband, two sons, five sisters and four brothers to mourn her departure. The deceased was born in Mercer Co., Penn. and came with her parents, when quite young to Logan Co., Ohio, where she lived for 22 years, the latter part of which she was engaged in teaching school. From there she moved with the family to Lake Co., Ind., where she was united in marriage to the faithful one who now survives and mourns her departure. They came to Page Co., Iowa, in 1881. She embraced Christianity in her youth, united with the Reform Presbyterian church in which she lived a faithful and consistent life. Her remains were layed to rest in the R. P. cemetery in Harlan Tp.

[HIGGINS, GEORGE L., - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 22, 1892, p. 8
DIED – On Wednesday, June 15, of congestion of the lungs, George L., son of Mr. and Mrs. B.[yron] Higgins, aged 3 years and 18 months. Services were held at the house on Thursday, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade. The remains were then laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of friends in their bereavement.

[HIGGINS, HARRY, - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1892, [p. 1] 
NORTHBORO - Harry Higgins, whose parents live near Westboro, died the 22 inst. He was about eleven years of age and had been a great sufferer for several weeks from a bruise on the hip caused by an axe handle striking him. Elder McFarland preached his funeral Monday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1892, [p. 1] 
NORTH GROVE - Prince, a young son of Mr. Hipsley who lives northwest of town, died Christmas eve. Have heard that he has been ailing for some time but have not learned full particulars.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 20, 1892, p. 5
DIED – Leonard Mills, age 17 mo., 13 days, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. O. [lin] V. Hurdle. About two weeks ago the family went to Prescott, Iowa, to visit for a month with relatives and now what was anticipated as a season of pleasure has been turned into mourning. The little one had an attack of membranous croup and the work was quickly done; the precious little one was taken from those who had loved and cherished it and given a home with the angels. The sickness and death occurred at the home of Merrill Bros., Prescott. The stricken parents, accompanied by Mr. Hurdle's mother, arrived this morning with the remains, and the funeral took place this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hurdle have the sympathy of all in this dark hour of sorrow.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 17, 1936, p. 3
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. O. [lin] V. Hurdle who has been making her home with her son in Chicago. Folks will remember Mr. Hurdle, a former banker of this vicinity and who preceded his wife in death a couple of years ago. The deceased leaves also a son in Los Angeles and one in Blackford, Idaho. Death followed a stroke and burial will be in Chicago.

[JOHNSON, HORACE MANN, 1849 - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 24, 1892, p. 5
Fatal Fall. – Mrs. D.[onald] Sutherland received a telegram some days ago informing her that her brother, Horace M. [ann] Johnson, who has been for many years an engineer on a railroad in Nevada, had met with a serious accident. Yesterday word came that he was dead. It seems that while the train was in motion, he stepped out on the foot board to oil a part of the machinery and lost his footing. His head received the greatest injury from which he was unconscious until death relieved him of his suffering. The accident occurred not far from Wadsworth, Nevada, his home. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his sudden and untimely death.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 23, 1892, p. 4
Her Suffering Ended. – As has been known generally, Mrs. George Kennedy has been suffering from a malignant cancer in her mouth, but it will be a general surprise that she died today about noon, as it was supposed that her suffering would be prolonged for some time as is usually the case. The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow at 2 p. m. and the remains will be taken to Hamlet, Mercer county, Illinois. The deceased was in her 65th year. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 7, 1892, p. 5
Obituary – Celestia S. Hanes was born Octo. 27, 1827, was married to George Kennedy Dec. 18, 1845 at Medina county, Ohio. She united with the Wesleyan Methodist in 1847 and continued a faithful member until her death. In May 1869, with her husband, she moved to Page county where she resided until her death, which occurred Nov. 23, 1892. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade on Thanksgiving Day, after which her body was taken to Hamlet, Ill., for burial. The deceased was loved and respected by all and the bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1933, [p. 1], 4
Mrs. Eva Kimball, Clarinda's First Teacher, Is Dead
Mrs. Kimball was 95 years of age at the time she was called to the Great Beyond. She came with her parents and sisters from Pennsylvania in 1859 and the Pierce family settled on a government claim near College Springs. The claim had been staked by a son who had been attracted to the community by Amity college. The place is now that north of the McKinley corner occupied by the Burleys.
There was no school at that time in Clarinda and a preacher went to the Kimball home to see if one of the girls would not come to Clarinda to conduct a private school for the children. Eva Pierce accepted the offer, being the first teacher in the little town and was thus recognized several years ago by the Clarinda high school alumni association.
In Time of Indians
She was married in 1863 to Orane A. [ugustus] Kimball, a young lumberman in the community, and they made their home on the same lot where the home now stands. The house in which they lived was moved off in 1882, being now at the corner of 19th and Washington streets, and the present lovely home built. Mr. Kimball was a partner in Osgood and Kimball lumberyard, the first yard to be established in southwestern Iowa, aside from Council Bluffs. It was not uncommon in those days to have wandering bands of Indians stop at the doors and ask for food and this pioneer mother could tell of interesting incidents of those times.
Mrs. R. J. Matthews is the only living child, two sons having died in boyhood. Two of her seven sisters survive her, Mrs. T. R. Stockton of Ridgewood, N. J., 97 years of age, and Mrs. Isaac Feltch of Wheatridge, Colo., 92. Members of her family have been known for their longevity.
The funeral was at the family home Wednesday afternoon at the hour in all the day which Mrs. Kimball loved best, at sunset time, 5 o'clock. Dr. A. B. Thutt of the Presbyterian church was in charge of the well-attended service, burial being in the Clarinda cemetery. The pallbearers were members of the church board of elders, D. D. Stitt, G. W. Richardson, L. M. Cassat, A. B. Clark, H. S. Stephens, W. A. Wiley, J. Christenson, Alvin Nelson.
Out-of-town attendants at the funeral included Mrs. Mell Bynam of College Springs, Mrs. Andrew Kopperud of Omaha, Mrs. Ralph Pringle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heckert and Dr. R. T. Will of Red Oak.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 14, 1892, p. 5
Orane A. Kimball – Our city was startled out of its usual quiet by the announcement last Sunday that one of our esteemed citizens, whose name appears at the head of this article, was hovering between life and death, with the almost sure prospect of death's triumph.
For some months he has been suffering from diabetes but on Wednesday of last week he was taken with dysentery which assumed an alarming aspect on Friday night and under which, with his former trouble, he yielded up his life Sunday night.
He was born in Suncook, N. H., Nov. 14, 1836, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, Sept. 11, 1892, aged 55 years, 9 months and 27 days.
Before he came of age he migrated to this city, stopping for a year in Illinois.
Of his father's family two brothers, Wm. T. of Chicago and A. N., of Lawrence, Mass., and one sister, Mrs. A. Crockett, of Boston, still survive him.
Nov. 19, 1863, he was married to Miss Eva Pierce of this city. Four children were born to them, three of whom had passed on before and are waiting to welcome him to the fair homeland.
Mr. Kimball and Mr. C. P. Osgood, his cousin, formed a partnership upon their arrival in this city, which they continued actively for twenty-five years and which exists even yet in some common investments.
By diligence and fair dealing he had laid by a competence for himself and family, had builded a comfortable, even luxurious home and in the companionship of loving wife and daughter, in the fellowship of the church and with a large circle of friends, had doubtless looked forward to a peaceful and happy old age, in which he should reap the ripe fruits of an upright, diligent, God fearing life, but disease crept in and sapped his strength, blighted his earthly hopes, and brought him sooner than he had though into the possession of his heavenly treasures. Well indeed was it for him that he had Christ for his help and his hope and heaven for his final home.
His was a quiet spirit, not very demonstrative in his disposition, and seldom cherishing aught but for love for any of his fellow mortals and then only when he believed himself to be intentionally and repeatedly injured.
The funeral services will be held next Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the family residence, Rev. T. C. Smith, the pastor, officiating. His two brothers and Mr. Osgood will be enabled by this delay of the funeral services to reach the city and be present.
The loss which the community and the church has sustained in his death, while almost incalculable, is little compared with that loss which the home circle has experienced.
Yet our loss is his eternal gain. Not far removed he waits for our coming, between which and this day only a few more suns shall rise and set. 
[Poem not transcribed.]   T. C. S.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1892, p. 5
The Last Sad Rites
Last Friday afternoon the mortal remains of O. [rane] A. [ugustus] Kimball were laid to rest in the beautiful city of the dead. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith; the singing, they prayer and the discourse were all very effective. The remains were followed to the cemetery by a very large procession of the neighbors and friends. The bereaved wife and daughter have the profound sympathy of the entire community. There were a number of relatives present from abroad: Mr. A. N. Kimball, of Mass.; Mrs. Judge Stockton, a sister of Mrs. Kimball from Colorado; Miss Lillie R. Stockton, a niece, of Kansas City; Mr. Pierce, a brother from Nebraska and Mr. Chas. Osgood, a cousin, from California.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1892, p. 5
Obituary – Died, at her father's residence in St. Joseph, April 20, 1892, of Bright's disease, Mrs. Mary Ella Laughlin, aged 18 years and 3 months. That "death loveth a shining mark," is but verified in this instance. Born in St. Joseph January 2, 1874, the deceased was a daughter of Ferd McCown who has been in active business for several years in St. Joseph, being one of the first settlers. Was married to Judson Laughlin full of joy, hope and expectancy. How quickly and unexpectedly the cruel reaper cut in twain the silver cord that bound these two loving hearts together, leaving the husband sad, desolate and alone. She was a kind and loving wife and a true friend to those who knew her best loved her most. The interment took place from her father's residence Sunday, May 1st, and was attended by a throng of sorrowing friends to Mt. Morah Cemetery in St. Joseph. To the husband, father, and mother we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 14, 1892, [p. 1]
BRADDYVILLE – Died, Oliver Letter's three-year-old child on the 10th inst. They live 1 ½ miles west of town. They have the sympathy of all.

[LONG, MARGARET MOORE, 1825 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 7, 1892, p. 5
NORTHBORO - C. [harles] T. [obias] Long received the sad news Saturday of the death of his mother, who resided at Indiana, Penna. She was 70 years of age.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 10, 1892, p. 5
BRADDYVILLE - Died –- Little Charles, sons of Mr. and Mrs. McCartney, living ¾ miles east of here. Charley was a bright little fellow of ten years of age. His sickness was very short and almost before the neighbors were aware that he was sick Death had done its work and had gone. The funeral took place here at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. F. Isom of Shambaugh.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 28, 1892, [p 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCollogh [McCullough] were called to mourn the loss of their youngest child last Wednesday. The funeral services were held on Thursday. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 6, 1892, [p. 1]
YORKTOWN – Mrs. Charlie Castle received the sad news that her younger brother, Eddie McPherin, was instantly killed on last Thursday in a railroad accident near Oak Hill, Ia. Eddie used to live in Harlan township a few years ago and will be kindly remembered as a schoolboy of that time.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 20, 1892, p. 8
DIED – At Washington, Kan., Sunday, April 17, at 8 p. m., Anna, wife of George Miller, Jr., aged 30 years and 6 months. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of Mr. Frank Schum and was married to Mr. Miller about six years ago, since which time they have resided in Clarinda. About a year ago that dread disease, consumption, took hold of her and she has been a constant sufferer ever since. About six weeks ago, in the hope that a change of climate might help her, she went to the home of her parents at Washington, Kansas, to which place her husband was called by telegraph a few days ago. The deceased leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa, Monday, January 2, 1939, [p. 1]
Mrs. Frances Millhone Passes Away Monday
Mrs. Frances Millhone, pioneer settler, died at her home here early Monday morning. She was the daughter of the late Captain Burns. Funeral arrangements had not been made as we go to press.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 5, 1939, [p. 1]
Mrs. Millhone Funeral Today
Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the Pruitt-Lines Funeral Home for Mrs. Frances Millhone, 82, who died here Monday morning.
Services were in charge of Dr. A. B. Thutt of the Presbyterian church and Dr. A. E. Griffith. Burial was made in the Clarinda cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters and a son.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1939, p. 2
Mrs. Clara Miller – The long eventful life of Mrs. Lambert Millhone, nee Clara Frances Burns, came to its close near the beginning of the new year, January 2.
She was the daughter of George W. and Mary Burns, born in Canton, Ill., June 21, 1856. She came with her parents to Clarinda when four years of age and had been a resident here for 78 years.
Her father, Capt. G. W. Burns, was the first sheriff of Page county and he was major of the Eighth Iowa Cavalry in the Civil war. It was natural that she always cherished the flag as expressed in her membership in the Woman's Relief Corps for forty years. She served as Second Color Bearer for thirty-one years.
When a girl of 17 she taught the first school of Summit. She was married John Harrell in 1874 who lived but 11 years and died leaving her a widow with three children when less than 30 years of age. The children are Mrs. Edna B. Currier and Elmo G. [eorge] Harrell of Clarinda, and Mrs. Linnie DeCray of Coburn, Colo.
In October 1890 she married Lambert Millhone, with whom she lived 31 years or to his death in 1921 and has been a widow the last 17 years.
Mrs. Millhone had in her nature a rare expression of courage and good cheer, enlivened with an unusual sense of humor, a combination which made her especially endearing to her friends and loved ones. Her abiding faith through the years found expression as she died with the 23rd Psalm on her lips.
The funeral was beautifully conducted by Dr. A. B. Thutt, assisted by Dr. A. E. Griffith. The music was furnished by a trio composed of Mrs. Forrest Davidson, Mrs. Paul Millhone and Mrs. James Scroggs with Mrs. Arlo Hawley at the piano.

[MORRIS, LEWIS, 1883 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 27, 1892, [p. 1]
YORKTOWN – A little son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morris died on Thursday of last week of scarlet fever. Two other children of the family are sick but are in a fair way to recover.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 4, 1892, p. 8
YORKTOWN – William Nelson, son of Chas. Nelson, died at the home of his parents four miles north of this place on Friday last. His funeral took place at Summit church on Saturday, Rev. J. W. Maine officiating. Deceased was [?] years of age. He was taken with lagrippe three years ago and never recovered. Six of his old school mates acted as pallbearers and he was laid away to his last rest in the cemetery near Summit.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 27, 1892, p. 8
COIN – The funeral services of Mrs. Anna Packard were held in the M. E. church last Sabbath morning. J. B. Bartley preached the funeral sermon. The deceased died in Monte Vista, Colo., April 19th, and the remains were brought here for interment. She was an estimable lady and many friends in the community extend sympathy to the bereaved husband and other relatives.

[PALMER, JOHN, 1826 -1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 20, 1892, p. 5
BRADDYVILE – Our old friend and neighbor, John Palmer, departed this life on Sunday morning at 5 A. M. He leaves a wife and several grown children to mourn his loss. He has been a great sufferer for years and was bed fast only a few days. The funeral was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Folsom of Shambaugh, at the M. E. church here.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 13, 1892, p. 8
The Reaper Death
This community was profoundly stirred last evening when it was announced that Mrs. May Parslow, the wife of Attorney H. [enry] E. [dmond] Parslow, was dead. At first the report could not be credited but soon it was confirmed, and the sad fact began to dawn upon the minds of the people, with all its crushing force. While she had been ailing for some days, no one was prepared for the sudden shock as her death was not even considered. What was the cause of her sudden death is the question in the mouth of everyone and to answer it we consulted her attending physician. She was in a delicate condition and she and the tender husband were looking forward with love and pride for the event which in a few months would consummate the happy union of their lives.
Yesterday morning, early, she was taken severely and before sending for the physician she took a small dose of morphine which she kept to use when suffering from neuralgia of the stomach, a trouble to which she was subject. Later when the physician called, he found her comparatively easy and after prescribing the proper remedies left her with directions that she remain in bed during the day. Under the administration of the remedies the pain left her and when Mr. Parslow returned from court where he had been assisting in an important case, he found her feeling remarkably well and bright.
In less than an hour death had claimed her as his own. Internal hemorrhage resulting from bursting of some vessel, as yet unlocated was the immediate cause of the sudden death. The deceased was 25 years old, was married 7 years the 19th of March. She was an educated and accomplished lady with a very wide circle of friends. The stricken husband has profound sympathy of all the community. The remains will be laid to rest tomorrow. Services at the house at 2 p. m.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 9, 1894
Obituary – Mrs. Eliza (Guy) Porter, wife of the late David Porter of this city, departed this life at her residence on Tuesday morning, January 9, at 5:15.
Mrs. Porter was born in the county Armagh Ireland In May of 1813; came to this country at the age of seven and resided in Mercer county, Pa., where she became a member of the Presbyterian church. She was married in 1835 to David Porter with whom she had eleven children, three of whom survive her, Mrs. Esther Crawford, Mrs. Hoag and John. Soon after her marriage Mrs. Porter united with the Reformed Presbyterian church of which she remained a substantial member to the end. The deceased enjoyed a good degree of health for a person of her age until about seven weeks ago, when she was taken with la grippe and in spite of medical aid death was inevitable. Throughout her entire sickness, in fact all the time, this child of God found comfort in His word. Though the soul was trammeled by that frail body, she was led to quote God's promise, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
The funeral will take place from the family residence, after which the remains will be taken to the Reformed Presbyterian cemetery for interment.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 13, 1894
Mrs. Eliza Guy Porter died Tuesday morning at her home in this city, age 80 years and 8 months. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from her late residence, conducted by Rev. J. A. Thompson. The burial was in the Reformed Presbyterian cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, January 20, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. Carson Crawford of Washington county who lived in Clarinda in 1867-8, are stopping in this city for a short time. They were called here by the death of Mrs. Eliza G. Porter who was Mrs. Crawford's mother.

[PORTER, DAVID, 1811 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 15, 1892, [p. 1]
DIED – All that is mortal of David Porter passed away at 5 o'clock p. m. June 9. Funeral services were held at the late residence on June 11, conducted by Rev. D. McKee. He was buried in the Covenanter cemetery and was followed to the last resting place by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and relatives. Deceased was born in County Armagh, Ireland in October 1811, and was 80 years and 8 months of age. When 20 years of age he came to the United States and landed in Iowa in 1850. Came to Page Co. in 1856 and moved to Clarinda in 1866, where he has resided ever since.
Deceased leaves three children, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford, Mrs. Mary J. Hoag, and John R. Porter. He was a man of the highest integrity of character and enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1892, p. 8
Mr. T. [homas] A. Prest died Saturday morning and was buried Sunday afternoon, services being held in the U. P. church at three o'clock. Mr. P. was one of our old settlers and was honored and respected by all the community. His death was sudden, his sickness only lasting a day or two. Mr. P. was a native of England and one of the pioneers of College Springs and was identified with our college from its organization, being a member of the board of trustees and always had the best interests of our town, college and county at heart. One by one the old landmarks are passing away. The friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 11, 1893, p. 5
DIED. – At the home of his father near Clarinda, of brain trouble, at 8 a. m. Monday, Jan. 2, 1893, George H. Rambach, aged 14 years, 1 month, 15 days.

[RENNIE, JESSIE, - 1892]
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 28, 1892, p. 5
Died, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the residence of her father, 100 Gerrard St., East Toronto, Canada, Jessie, dearly beloved daughter of Robt. And Helen Rennie. It will be remembered that Miss Rennie spent last fall and winter with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Berryhill, trying the western climate for health, but all to no avail and while here made many friends who deeply mourn her loss.

[RIDENOUR, JOHN B., – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1892, [p. 1]
YORKTOWN – D. [avid] E. Ridenour arrived home Saturday morning from Woodhull, Ill., where he has been attending the funeral of his brother, John, who was drowned near that place the 26th inst.
[Note: His headstone gives his death date as December 10, 1892.]


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1894
The 12-year-old daughter of L. R. Ridenour, of Hawleyville, died and was buried Monday. We could not learn further particulars.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 4, 1893, p. 5
DIED. – Warren [Warner] L. Rinker, at his residence in East River Township, Sunday, Jan. 1, at 1 o'clock a. m., aged 60 years, 4 months and 20 days. Funeral services were held at M. E. church at 1 o'clock Jan. 3, by Rev. McDade, who delivered a touching discourse.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 11, 1893, [p. 1]
PAGE CENTER AND HARLAN – We were sorry to hear of the death of Mr. W. [arner] L. Rinker. We enjoyed his hospitality for a long time and never have we met a more hospitable man. He was a Virginian and always entertained his guests in true Virginia style.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 24, 1892, p. 5
DIED – Mrs. M. M. Robertson, niece of Mr. S. M. Crooks and Mrs. N. A. Radford, died Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, at her mother's home at Talmage, Neb. She will be remembered by her many friends here as Eva, daughter of John L. and L. V. Crooks.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1892, [p. 1]
DIED – Elizabeth Ann Simmons died at the residence of M. C. Stonebraker in Clarinda on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 p m. at the ripe old age of 63 years, 11 months and 21 days. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Friday morning at 10:30 conducted by Rev. Lane, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 18, 1893, p. 4
Mrs. Nancy Simonton died at the Hospital last week. She has been a resident of Clarinda for years.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 23, 1892, p. 4
As we go to press, we learn of the death of Mrs. Skinner, mother of D. [avid] H. Skinner.

[SMITH, LAVENIA, MRS., 1810 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 16, 1892, p. 4
Obituary – Mrs. Lavenia Smith was born in Maryland, June 13, 1810 and died in Clarinda, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1892, aged 83 years and 5 months.
She was married to William Smith in 1830 and came with him to Iowa in 1836. She has resided in this state ever since.
Twelve children call her mother, only three of whom survive her, viz.: Mr. H. C. Smith and Mrs. Vira Cleveland, of Shenandoah, and Mrs. Nora Matt, of Minneapolis.
She was a member of the M. E. church for over sixty years, a devoted Christian woman, loving God and his people with an undiminished affection. For some time, the infirmities of age have been growing upon her, for which reason she has more frequently worshipped with the Presbyterians, their house of worship being so much nearer to her than her own. It was on account of this that she requested the Presbyterian pastor to officiate at her funeral, which occurred at her late residence, Monday afternoon at 2 p. m., Revs. Smith and McDade jointly conducting the services.
At the last she said to her children, "I am going home to rest," invoked the blessing of God upon them and prayed that they might all so live as to meet in Heaven. Without fear, but in hopeful joy, she left the shore of time, and was carried by angels to the home she had been longing for so many, many years.
[Note: Her headstone gives her birthdate as June 15, 1810.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1894
PAGE CENTER – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Taggart died last Sunday at one o'clock. The funeral services were held at the house conducted by Rev. Moffit of College Springs, assisted by Rev. S. F. Thompson of Tarkio, Mo., after which the remains were quietly laid away in the College Springs cemetery. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in this community.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 29, 1892, p. 8
SHAMBAUGH – The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Turner died on Thursday from the effects of drinking some coal oil on the evening of the 23d. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the [community?] in their bereavement.

[WALKER, JOHN THOMAS, JR., 1848 – 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – John Walker died of dropsy Thursday morning. He has been a sufferer for a number of years.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1892, p. 5
DIED. – Miss Irmie, daughter of W. [illiam] H. [enry] H. [arrison] Wamsley, died at her home in East River township last Wednesday. The funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. E. W. McDade and was assisted in music by Messrs. Tomlinson and Osborn and Mrs. McGee and Miss Crooks. There was a large attendance and the interment took place at old Memory cemetery. The pall bearers were young ladies—intimate friends of the deceased. Miss Irmie only six months ago was strong and healthy, but a lung trouble soon reduced her nearly to helplessness and took her away to the better land. The young lady was highly respected and loved by all who knew her, and the grief-stricken family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

[WEBSTER, NETTIE ANN, 1882 - 1892]                     [WEBSTER, MYRTLE AMANDA, 1886 -1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 12, 1892, p. 8
Diphtheria – Coin is having a siege with this dread disease. Nettie and Myrtle Webster died last week. The Fagle says nearly every family is afflicted.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1892, p. 5
Mrs. Hattie Weidman, a patient at the Hospital, died very suddenly on last Saturday. An inquest was held by Coroner Millen, in which A. T. Clement, Chas. Lyman and W. L. Lundy acted as jury. A post mortem was held but could find no cause for death. This lady swallowed a table fork at Mt. Pleasant, but it was cut out and her life saved.

[WEST, W. T., -1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 7, 1892, p. 5
SHENANDOAH – Word was received here last week of the death in California of Dr. W. T. West. The Dr. was well known here, having been pastor of the Christian church a couple of years ago. He has for the past two years been practicing medicine at Essex. His health failed and it was on that account that he went to California.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 7, 1915, p. 11
COIN – The funeral of John Wheeler was held at the Methodist Episcopal church here last Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The children and all of the near relatives were here to attend the funeral. Evert Wheeler, the oldest son and Gertrude Wheeler from their Colorado homes, Ross Wheeler from Northboro and the Misses Agnes and Effie of Shenandoah, also one brother, William Wheeler, two sisters, Mrs. Will Goodman and Mrs. Amanda Hutchison of Coin and Mrs. James of College Springs.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Saturday, January 9, 1915, p. 2
Shenandoahan Dies Suddenly – A very sudden death occurred at Coin last week. The bus was going to the Burlington depot and had but one passenger and it was John Wheeler, whose home is in Shenandoah. He had been visiting his brother, William Wheeler, at that place. When the driver opened the bus door at the depot, he found Mr. Wheeler dead. A doctor was called immediately but found him past medical aid. The cause of his death was heart trouble. The body was taken to the home of his brother. The funeral was held Friday at 11 o'clock at the M. E. church and [the body laid by the] side of his wife, who died many years ago.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 7, 1892, p. 5
COIN – The sad news of the death of Mrs. John Wheeler reached here Sabbath morning. Her body, accompanied by relatives, arrived Tuesday eve and was interred in Coin cemetery Wednesday. Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[WHEELER, ROSS, - 1962]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 7, 1962, p. 7
Word came to Forest Holmes Saturday of the death of Ross Wheeler of Loveland, Colo.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1892, [p. 1] 
PLEASANT RIDGE – Died – December 21, Mrs. D. [avid] H. White, aged 30 years. She leaves a husband and six small children. Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge M. E. church of which deceased was a member, Rev. A. B. Buckner, of College Springs, conducting the services. Interment at the Davis cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Elder S. S. Wilcox, pastor of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, father of Mrs. T. N. Pace and E. S. Wilcox, dropped dead while writing at his desk in the store of Pace, Wilcox & Co., last Thursday morning. He was 73 years old and one of the oldest and most honored residents of this vicinity.
The funeral was held in his own church on Sabbath and the remains were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing and sympathizing friends to the cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. Will White arrived Saturday evening from Galveston, Texas, called here by the death of her father, Mr. S. [amuel] S. [ibley] Wilcox. His nephew, Mr. De Forest, of California, arrived on Sunday morning.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 11, 1893, [p. 1]
John Williams buried their youngest child on the 29th inst. It died of lung fever and was buried in the Butler cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have the sympathy of all their friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 6, 1925, p. 4
Mrs. Melvina Williamson – One who lived in Clarinda several years ago, Mrs. Melvina Williamson, passed away April 3rd at the home of her brother in Kirksville, Mo., where she has been living. The remains are being brought to the home town for burial, funeral services to be held this Tuesday morning from the Pruitt Funeral Parlors, service beginning at 10:30, and conducted by the Presbyterian pastor, Rev. A. B. Marshall, D. D. Mrs. Williamson left here about nine years ago, being the sister of Prof. J. [ames] A. [lfred] Woods, now resident in Ellisport, Wash., of L. [eander] P. [erry] Wood of Kirksville, Mo. and of William Woods of Clarinda.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 9, 1925, p. 4
Mrs. Mary Melvina Williamson – Mary Melvina Woods was born in West Salem, Mercer County, Pa., October 29, 1837. She was married to Ezra Williamson, a local preacher of the M. E. Church September 17, 1863. With her husband she came to Clarinda in May 1871 and later lived in Nebraska where Mr. Williamson did the work of a minister as long as he lived.
Returning to Clarinda after the death of Mr. Williamson she resided with her parents, William and Phoebe Woods, until they entered their rest and since then her home has been with her brothers, Alfred and Lee, the last nine years with Lee in Kirksville, Missouri.
She united with the Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania at the age of 12. After the death of her husband she placed her membership again in the Presbyterian Church and there it remained in Clarinda and Kirksville until she died April 3, 1925 in the 88th year of her life.
Hers was a quiet and very useful life. She was very much loved by all who knew her. There was a sweetness in her touch and a brightness in her smile that everybody welcomed and remembered.
Her remains were brought to Clarinda for burial. Her funeral services were held Tuesday from Pruitt's, conducted by Dr. A. B. Marshall, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Clarinda and her body was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery. Three brothers survive her, Wm. N. of Clarinda, Jno. A. of Ellisport, Washington, and Lee of Kirksville, Mo.

[WOLF, JOHN, - 1892]
BRADDYVILLE - Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1892, [p. 1]
This county was painfully surprised on the morning of the 26th to hear of the sudden death of John Wolf living two miles south of Braddyville; he was in town on Saturday in usual health. Sunday at 9 a. m. he returned to his house from the barn, where he had been doing chores, he was taken with severe pains in the head and went to bed; feeling no better he sent for Dr. A. F. Large and soon after the Dr. arrived he was sitting up in bed, when he threw up his hand and feel back insensible and remained so until his death a few hours later. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his death.
Mr. John Wolf came here from Ill., near ten years ago and bought the Peter Hiles farms and settled down to spend the remainder of his days. His three boys bought land around him and all were doing well and are respected by all that know them. We all feel that a good man has passed away, kind, honest and conscientious Christian. We shall all feel his loss.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 28, 1892, [p 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Died, Sabbath, Sept. 4th, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Woodmansee, living east of this place. Its remains were interred in the College Springs cemetery on Monday. Their neighbors and friends extend sympathy in their great bereavement.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), Thursday, August 7, 1940, p. 25
WOODS – In Lafayette, August 6, 1940, Leander P. [erry], loving husband of Jennie Woods; father of W. R. Woods of Kirksville, Missouri and Irene Gilpin of Lafayette; a native of Pennsylvania; aged 92 years; a member of Presbyterian Church of Kirksville, Missouri.
Friends are invited to attend services Friday, August 9, 1940 at 10:00 o'clock a. m. at the family residence, St. Mary's Road, Lafayette. Interment, Winton Cemetery, Atwater.
[Note: This announcement also appeared in the August 8, 1940 edition of the Oakland Tribune.]

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1944, p. 1, 6
Mrs M E Woods, 97, Saw City Grow Through 90 Years
Obituary Tells of Early Life in Page County; Recalled Time One House Stood in Town
Clarinda's oldest resident, Mrs M E. Woods, about 97, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Mont McKee, early Wednesday after an illness of nearly a year. She had been a resident of Clarinda for 90 years.
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Mont McKee home at 2:30 p m.
Mrs Woods came to Page county and Clarinda in April 1854, one year after Clarinda had been surveyed and named the county seat of Page county. She attended the first school, which was only partly built when she arrived. Her education was finished in the Clarinda schools, where she later became a teacher.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Margaret Van Arsdol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Woods, who died in November 1889 and three children who died in infancy and two sons, Alger and Oliver.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Roy Herren and Mrs Mont McKee of Clarinda, Mrs Alfred Jones of Shenandoah and Mrs R C Baird of Santa Monica, Calif.
She remained alert and active despite her age and often remarked that she wanted an airplane trip someday. Reading occupied much of her time.
Several years before her death, Mrs Woods had written a short autobiography of her early life, which children and grandchildren have consented to have published.
The autobiography contains her obituary and the following information:
"I came with my parents and two brothers from Muncie, Delaware county, Indiana, to the old Fort Des Moines, Iowa, by way of the covered wagon in the autumn of 1853, where we spent the winter of 1853 and 1854 with friends who had preceded us two years before.
They wished very much that we might find a home near them. The winter was an open one and my father spent much time riding horseback over that section of the country without finding a suitable location. Then he heard favorable reports of the extreme southwestern portion of the state.
In February, he and the man who came west with him, made a horseback trip to that part of the country and found just what he wanted in Page county. The new town of Clarinda had been surveyed and located as the county seat in May of the previous year. He bought a farm adjoining the town limits and returned to Des Moines to arrange for the moving of the family to their new home.
The only improvement on his new farm was 20 acres of sod ground broken the previous year. No house or accommodations of any kind were there for the family. In March 1854 my mother, brothers and I were left at a small settlement near the present site of Villisca, while he and his friend came to the farm, prepared logs for a sixteen-foot square building and with help of a few neighbors (there were but few living here then), built the walls, covered them with clapboards, laid a puncheon floor and the house was ready for its intended inmates.
On the fifteenth of April, we left our camping place and arrived at Clarinda, which was then little more than a name, there being but one small residence building in the town and the walls of a sixteen-foot square schoolhouse. The logs were of cottonwood. I attended the first school within the Clarinda corporate limits. Our teacher was Mr Elijah Miller, who was one of the town's surveyors."
The cabin was on the site of the A A Berry home and Willow avenue was the lane to town, Mrs Woods has related to her relatives.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 6, 1944, p. 3
Mrs W E Woods – Mary Ellen, eldest child of Isaac and Margaret (Ribble) Van Arsdol, was born March 12th, 1847, near Muncie, Indiana. She came with her parents, in "the covered wagon" to Iowa, the autumn of 1853, stopping near the then Fort Des Moines, the winter of 1853-1854.
In April of '54 she came to Clarinda. The town was less than one year old, having been surveyed and named as the county seat of Page county in May of the previous year.
She attended the first school in the little cottonwood school house, which was partly build when they arrived. Her education was finished in the Clarinda schools, where she later became a teacher.
In her seventeenth year she gave her heart and life to Jesus and became a member of the First Methodist Church of Clarinda. After her marriage she transferred membership to the Presbyterian Church of which her husband was a member.
Surviving are her four daughters, Mrs Ray Herren and Mrs Mont McKee of Clarinda; Mrs Alfred Jones of Shenandoah and Mrs R C Baird of Santa Monica, Calif.
I know not when my Lord will
At eve or noontide fair.
If I shall walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 30, 1876, p. 3
Mrs. Woods, mother of Prof Woods of our city, died on Sunday last and was buried on Tuesday. She had grown to a good old age and went to rest respected by all.

[WOODS, WILLIAM W., 1800 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 6, 1892, p. 8
An Aged Patriarch
William W. Woods, whose life comprehended almost a century, died at the residence of his son, L. [eander] P. [erry] Woods, last Monday night, June 27th, aged 92 years, 4 months and 12 days.
He was born in Mercer county, Pa., February 15, 1800 and lived on the farm where he was born nearly 70 years. At 15 years of age he united with the Presbyterian church and remained a member of it for more than three-quarters of a century.
He was married to Miss Phebe Donaldson January 24, 1829, the same minister who baptized him in his infancy, officiating at the wedding. Six children, born of this marriage, reached manhood—William N., Prof. J. [ames] A. [lfred], superintendent of our city schools and Leander P. [erry] and Mrs. Mary A. Williamson, all citizens of our city or county. One, Oliver, died in the army from a wound 
With his wife and family, he removed to this county in May 1871 and settled just east of Clarinda, where he made his home until his death.
His father was one of the early pioneers of Northwestern Pennsylvania. His education therefore was only such as the primitive schools of his day could furnish. Yet his mind was quick, comprehensive and logical. His memory was remarkably exact and faithful and showed no signs of failure to the last. He would sometimes sing the hymns used in the church in his earlier life, carrying the bass with wonderful accuracy and skill. He would at times repeat poetry or scripture, or recite incidents that had occurred in his day, always showing that his mind was still full of its former acquisitions. He remembered recent events with equal clearness and fidelity. To almost his last moment he retained this intellectual vigor, recognizing his friends by their voice, and evincing an interest in their health and welfare. His last was his only sickness and his death was due more to the weakness inevitable to age than to the severity of his disease. The epitaph which God caused to be written for Abraham of old is appropriate to him. "Then Abraham gave up the ghost and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years; was gathered to his people." –Gen. 25-8.
"A good old age." How appropriate. His life almost links us back to Washington. Between his birth and death many great events transpired, and some of the biggest names won their fame: Napoleon, Wellington, Nelson, Kosciusko, Garibaldi.
He saw the rise of foreign missions. At the time of his birth William Carey had baptized one convert; Now the numbers of Christians rescued from heathenism is more than two millions. The nominal adherents of Christ at his birth numbered [260 ?] millions, at his death, [400 ? ] millions. The societies for publishing the word of God all arose since his birth. Now they are found in every great Protestant nation and have printed and distributed over [?] millions of copies in 225 languages. And he helped in these two grand works, being a life member of both the American Mission and Bible Societies.
A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral services which were held the 29th at the house of his son, Rev. T. C. Smith and Rev. R. R. Wescott officiating. At his request the sermon was from Heb. 12:6. In his death our city has lost its oldest citizen, the church a venerable and honored member and his family a loving and dearly beloved father.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 27, 1889 p. 5
Wilson Woods was born in Mercer Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1842, and died Nov. 24, 1889, of heart disease, aged 46 years, 10 months, 29 days. He was married to Miss Mary Ellen VanArsdol, Aug. 27, 1868.
He united with the Presbyterian church in Clarinda in April 1865.
In 1865 he was elected deacon in which office he served the church with fidelity even unto the end. He died, as he had lived, a quiet, unostentatious Christian. He said to his friends, "If this is death, then there is nothing terrible in dying," and again "I am just on the border of eternity."
For some years he was a member of the choir and on Sabbath afternoon some of those who had been associated with him in it, met at his bedside and sang to him as he moved off the shore of time, some of the familiar and sweet songs of the Lord's House. One of his favorite hymns was that whose first and last stanzas we append:
"Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,
     Where Jesus answers prayer;
Then humbly fall before his feet,
    For none can perish there."
"Oh, wondrous love, to bleed and die,
     To bear the cross alone,
That guilty sinners, such as I
     Might plead thy gracious name."
Peace be to his memory.     T. C. S.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 9, 1892, p. 8
Died – Friday, Nov 4, a child of Mr and [Mrs] Darius Wright of typhoid fever and was buried Saturday.