Obituaries
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[ADAMS, EDWARD, 1875 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
COLFAX – Died, at his home, two and one-half miles east of Blanchard, Oct. 20, 1894, at 2 a. m., of consumption, Edward Adams, son of James Adams. The deceased was born in Beaver county, Pa., Aug. 2, 1875, and came with his father and brother to Page county, Ia., about two years ago. For many years he has been a sufferer from asthma. Last February his disease began to assume a more serious form and finally turned into consumption. A mother and five brothers and sisters died in the east. Now only a father and one brother remain. Surely the cup of sorrow is full, but they have all the comfort and consolation that the Christian religion can afford. Edward was converted two years ago during the revival services at the M. E. church in Blanchard. Since that time, he has lived an earnest, consistent Christian life and died happy in the Lord. The funeral was from the M. E. church at Blanchard. Rev. Meredith preached from Numbers xxiii, 9. He was buried in the Blanchard cemetery. Mr. Adams and son have the sympathy of the entire community.

[ANDERSON, HARVEY'S INFANT, 1894 – 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 26, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Anderson, of Buchanan township, were called to mourn the death of their nine months old babe Tuesday morning, July 24, 1894, it having been taken sick the night before with cholera infantum.

[ANDERSON, HARVEY'S INFANT, 1894 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 27, 1894
A little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Anderson of Buchanan township died Monday.

[ANDERSON, SADIE, - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, September 20, 1894
Miss Sadie Anderson died Friday, Sept. 14, 1894, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, in Buchanan township, in the 16th year of her age, after only a few days illness. She was greatly admired for her gentle and womanly qualities by all who knew her, and her untimely death is deeply mourned. The funeral took place Saturday.

[BENSON, ALMIRA ELIZABETH PRATT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 7, 1929
NEW MARKET AND DALLAS TOWNSHIP Jan. 4 – Mrs. Elmira Benson passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis Brooks at 6:45 A. M. Dec. 2, aged 86 years. Mrs. Benson was a pioneer resident of this community. The funeral is being held this afternoon conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. F. Smith. The entire community mourn the loss of this good woman.
[Note: Her Iowa State death certificate gives her death date as January 2, 1929.]

[BLANCHARD, STEPHEN D.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 4, 1894
NORTHBORO – S. [tephen] D. Blanchard died Aug. 23 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kennons, in Blanchard. Mr. B. has been a resident of this vicinity for over twenty years and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was 71 years old last November and died as he lived, a Christian. The remains were brought here Friday and services were held in the M. E. church of which he was a member. Interment at Union Grove.

[BONH, JAMES, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 31, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Died, James Bonh, Aug. 28. Mr. B. was 85 years of age and has long lived a respected citizen in our midst. The remains were sent to Eddyville for interment.

[BROADSTON, ANDREW]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 10, 1874.
Obituary -On Saturday last Mr. Broadston and his two sons, living in this township, went to the timber, each with a team. The father was some distance behind when they entered the timber. The boys worked for some time, wondering why their father did not come. They went to hunt him and found him cold in death. It seems that his wagon ran against a tree, throwing him out and breaking his neck. He was buried on Sunday last. 
[Note: His last name is spelled Broadston on his headstone, but other family members spell it Broadstone.]

[BROADSTON, SARAH ANN WILLIAMS]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, September 13, 1894
Mrs. Sarah Broadstone died at her home in East Clarinda Tuesday evening, Sept. 11, 1894, at the ripe old age of 93 years. During her long life she has maintained usual good health and was only sick a few days before her death. She was born in Tennessee in 1801 and for over forty-five years has been a resident of Iowa. She was the mother of fourteen children, eight of whom survive her. The funeral took place at 2 p. m. today from her late residence.

[BROADSTON, SARAH ANN WILLIAMS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 14, 1894
Grandma Broadstone died at the home of Silas Van Cleave in the Third ward, Tuesday evening, age 92 years. Funeral services were held at the family residence Thursday afternoon. Rev. A. B. Shipman officiating. Obituary next week.


[BROADSTON, SARAH ANN WILLIAMS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 14, 1894
Tuesday night Mrs. Sarah Brodston, aged 93 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Silas Van Cleave, in east Clarinda. She was affected with no particular malady but being taken slightly sick Saturday, sent for the doctor, to know if she would die. He entertained hopes of recovery until Monday, when, on being told she must die, she appeared resigned, almost eager, to meet her Master. She was born in Tennessee and has lived in Iowa for 45 years. She had 14 children, 8 of whom are now living. She was buried in the Clarinda cemetery yesterday.

[BROADSTON, SARAH ANN WILLIAMS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
In Memoriam – Sarah Ann Williams was born in Howard county, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1802. At the age of 5 she moved with her parents to Ohio. March 2, 1825 was married to Andrew Broadston. In 1843 moved to Indiana and from thence to Iowa in 1852. Her husband was accidentally killed in Page county, Dec. 5, 1874, since which time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Silas Van Cleave. Her last sickness began Sept. 7, and four days later she passed into the beyond. Five children preceded her to the better land and nine remain to mourn her loss.
Thus in briefest outlines we state the facts that span ninety-two years of time, but between the lines we read a deeper history. No one liveth to himself alone. Radiating from every life there are influences and impressions that touch other lives with a power that elevates, inspires or else embitters and degrades. No life goes back into the void and leaves on the world no trace of its passing. Each one moves out from self and forms another realm.
And so we knew this mother well; we who know the beauty of her pure white life and how through her influence the roses of joy clambered around other lives, pause to pay this tribute to her worth. She thought good thoughts, good thoughts blossomed into good deeds and every day she received the joyful reward in the consciousness that she had done her best.
Her sympathy was as wide as human needs, she had condemnation for none but kindest words for all. A firm believer in the doctrines of the church of her choice yet she was no bigot and reached out the hand of fellowship to those whose creed was counter to her own if only they were striving as best they knew to do the Master's will.
For fifty years she lived a Christian life, every ready to answer the call to go. At the last she was anxious for the summons to come; glad to be so safely and so nearly home.
Peacefully, contentedly in the evening twilight she sailed across life's harbor bar to
"Where no tears are known, no pain or sorrow,
Safe beyond Jordan's roll,
To be forever with the blessed Jesus,
   The lover of her soul."

[BRUCE, SARAH "SATTIE" MOORE]           [MOORE, VERLINDA WEBSTER]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 6, 1894
Word comes to this city that Mrs. N. B. Moore died at her home in Kansas City last Saturday from cancer of the breast and that just a week before her daughter Mrs. Sattie Bruce, died from consumption. They will be remembered here by many of our citizens.

[BRUCE, SARAH "SATTIE" MOORE ]           [MOORE, VERLINDA WEBSTER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 4, 1894
Doubly Bereaved – From a letter from S. C. McPherrin we learn that Mrs. J. [ohn] D. Bruce, who will be remembered as Miss Sattie Moore, died at her home in Kansas City last Wednesday. The deceased had been an invalid for two years and at the last it turned to dropsy and went to her heart. Her death was very sudden and unexpected and was a terrible shock to the loved ones who surrounded her bed in the last moments. She was known as one of the brightest and most amiable young ladies that has ever gone out of Clarinda, and those who knew her as a child and young woman will be pained to learn of her death.
When Mrs. Bruce died on Monday her mother, Mrs. V. W. Moore, was lying critically ill at the home of her son-in-law, S. C. McPherrin and Saturday the death messenger called for her spirit and took it to the God who gave it. Mrs. Bruce was buried Friday and Mrs. Moore Sunday, in the beautiful Elmwood cemetery in Kansas City. Mrs. Moore's maiden name was Webster and she was married to N. B. Moore in Ohio in 1855, locating first at Eddyville. In 1857 they moved to Clarinda and this was Mrs. Moore's home until about five years ago, when she moved to Kansas City to be with her two daughters and their families. She was a woman of far more than ordinary mental powers and was a devoted worker in the Methodist church. She attracted to herself a wide circle of friends, who not only loved her for her natural goodness of heart but admired and almost venerated her superior abilities. Mrs. Moore will long be remembered by a wide circle of friends in this locality.
In the sudden loss of a loved mother and sister, Mrs. S. C. McPherrin will have the profound sympathy of her hosts of friends here.

[BURWELL, LULU MAY DOUTHIT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 18, 1894
Mrs. Lou Burwell, a daughter of Mr. Fin Douthit, died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at her home 2 ½ miles west of Clarinda, of inflammation of the bowels. She is to be buried this afternoon at 1 p. m., from the residence, Rev. McDade conducting the services.

[BURWELL, LULU MAY DOUTHIT]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, September 20, 1894
Mrs. Lulu Burwell, wife of Lewis Burwell, died at her home northwest of the city, Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 1894, in the 19th year of her age, after an illness of five weeks duration. She was an amiable and devoted young lady and greatly admired by all who knew her. She leaves a heart broken husband to mourn the loss of a loving wife after a married life of only six months. The funeral took place Tuesday at 2 p. m. from her late home, conducted by Rev. McDade and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[BURWELL, LULU MAY DOUTHIT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
Obituary – Lulu May Burwell was born January 6, 1876 and died at her home west of Clarinda, Sept. 16, 1894, aged 18 years, 8 months and 10 days. She was married to M. L. Burwell, January 1, 1893. Her maiden name was Douthit. She made a profession of her faith in the spring of 1893, later uniting with the U. P. Church under Rev. Rankin.

[BURWELL, LULU MAY DOUTHIT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
Mrs. Lulu May Burwell – In the death of Mrs. Lulu May Burwell a good wife and excellent lady has been taken away at an early age from among the people of Page county. She died Sunday night at the home of her husband, Lewellen Burwell, two and one-half miles northwest of this city, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 18 years, 8 months and 10 days. She was the daughter of R. P. Douthit. She had been in ill health for about three years. Her marriage took place last New Year's Day. The funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday and in the absence of her pastor, Rev. I. C. Rankin, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, being conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, pastor of the M. E. church. The late Mrs. Burwell was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BURWELL, WESLEY LEWELLEN "LOUIE"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 10, 1948
Two Relatives Die Within Half Hour
Luie Burwell, Roy Matthews Survived by Cousin Wives
Monday, Luie Burwell and Roy Matthews passed away within half an hour of each other and are survived by their wives, who are cousins. Although a double funeral was at first decided upon, plans were changed. Mr. Burwell's funeral was Wednesday and the funeral of Mr. Matthews today.
W Luie Burwell – W [esley] Luie Burwell died at his home 3 miles north of Clarinda Monday at 5 p m at the age of 79 years.
The funeral was at 2:30 p m Wednesday in the Foster-Harmon mortuary, the Rev Mrs Thurias Fessler in charge. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.
Mr Burwell was born in Page county Aug 14, 1869. He lived on the same farm, north of town, for 40 years He is survived by his wife, Daisy McCowen Burwell.

[BURWELL, WESLEY LEWELLEN "LOUIE"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1948
Wesley Luellen Burwell – Wesley Luellen Burwell, son of Joseph and Sarah Burwell, was born at Clarinda, Aug 14, 1869 and died June 7, 1948, aged 78 years, 9 months and 23 days.
He spent his entire life on farms near Clarinda, the past 39 months at the home 3 miles north of town, where he passed away.
On January 1, 1894, he was married to Lua Douthit, who passed away in September of the same year. March 23, 1898, he was married to Daisy McCowen. To this union was born one daughter, Gertrude Marie, who died in infancy. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Daisy, two brothers and one sister, J O Burwell of Hawleyville, C A Burwell and Iona Heninger of Gravity and many relatives and friends, for he was a cheerful helpful neighbor and friend. March 23, 1948, he and his wife observed their 50th wedding anniversary
For the past four years he has been an invalid.
Funeral services were held in the Foster-Harmon Mortuary on Wednesday, June 9, at 2:30 p m. Rev Mrs T Fessler was in charge. Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes furnished the music.
Pallbearers were Clyde Otte, Roy Houston, Earl Bayes, Alfred Christenson, Ira McCowen and Erick Wilson.
Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BUTE, WILLIAM MORRISON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
William Bute died at his home near Bingham, Monday, August 13, 1894. Dropsy was the cause of his death. The remains were laid to rest in the Shenandoah cemetery.

[BUTE, WILLIAM MORRISON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
SHENANDOAH, Post, 16 – Jackson Bute of La Salle county, Ill., is visiting with his brother, Espey Bute and his family, of Bingham, this county. Mr. Bute was called here by the dangerous condition of his uncle, William Bute, who died Monday afternoon last.

[CALDWELL, JAMES H., - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
COIN – J. [ames]  H. Caldwell died at his daughter's home southwest of here and was buried Monday. Rev. W. H. Shipman preached the funeral sermon.

[CALDWELL, JAMES H., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mr. Caldwell quietly departed this life last Sabbath at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Birny Gaddis. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Gaddis on Monday after which the remains of the deceased were interred in the west cemetery.

[CLABAUGH, THOMAS LIGGETT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 27, 1894
Died, at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clabaugh, five miles northeast of Clarinda, after a painful illness, Thomas Liggett Clabaugh. He was born June 15, 1888, and died April 24, 1894, aged 5 years, 10 months and 9 days. The burial was in the Hawleyville cemetery. Rev. T. C. Smith of this city officiated at the funeral.

 

[CLABAUGH, THOMAS LIGGETT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 27, 1894
Obituary – Thomas Liggett Clabaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clabaugh, was born June 15, 1888 and died April 24, aged 5 years, 10 months and 9 days. For some weeks the lad has been a great sufferer and death came as a welcome sleep.
Funeral services were held at the home of the bereaved parents last Tuesday at 2 P. M., and the body was then laid away in the Hawleyville cemetery.
Rev. T. C. Smith of this city officiated.

[COUTS, SARAH PALMER]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 23, 1894
Mrs. Sarah Couts, wife of Mr. David Couts, died at her home in north Clarinda, Monday, Aug. 20, 1894, at 9:40 a. m., aged 60 years, 9 months and 16 days. For several years she has been in poor health and for the past year confined almost continually to her bed and undergoing great suffering, her ailment baffling all efforts of the best medical skill. But with the patience of an honest and faithful heart in the belief that "He doeth all things well," she endured her suffering without a murmur of complaint until the silence of death came to her relief and she peacefully fell asleep in the arms of her creator. She was a noble woman, an affectionate mother and a devoted wife and all deeply mourn her death. The funeral took place from her late residence at 2 p. m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Dyall and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.
[Note: Her headstone gives the death date as August 21, 1894.]

[COUTS, SARAH PALMER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
Obituary – Miss Sarah Palmer was born at Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1833. She spent her youth in that place, removing to Clarinda with her parents in 1856. In 1858 she was married to David Couts and has made Clarinda her home ever since.
Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Couts, three of whom, William, Frank and Melvia, survive the mother.
Mrs. Couts has been in poor health for years and has left her home very little. In early life she became a Christian and her life has been consistent with her profession. She leaves the rich legacy of an untarnished name and the sorrowing family have the consciousness that she was not unprepared for the end. Would that there were such lives!

[COUTS, SARAH PALMER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
Mrs. Sarah Couts died Monday at her home in this city, age 60 years, 9 months and 16 days. The deceased had been an invalid for three or four years and during her illness had been a great sufferer. She leaves a husband, two sons and one daughter to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Thomas Dyall, pastor of the First Baptist church. There was a large attendance. The sermon was from I James, iv, 14.

[CROSBY, ELLA MAE ARMFIELD]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 13, 1894
Mrs. Frank Crosby, of Essex, died on Monday night and was buried Wednesday. The lady has been very ill for several weeks and a fatal termination was not unexpected. The family moved from East River township last spring and Mr. Crosby went into the restaurant and bakery business at Essex. Mrs. Crosby was a niece of Mrs. T. W. Camp of Clarinda. Immediately after the death of Mrs. Crosby a telephone message was sent to Mr. and Mrs. Camp, but failed to reach them in time for them to attend the funeral.

[CROSBY, ELLA MAE ARMFIELD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 13, 1894
Mrs. W. F. Crosby died Monday at 6 p. m. at her home in Essex, age about 21 years, of consumption. Her husband and an infant son about two months old survive her. The funeral was held Wednesday at 10 o'clock a. m. at the Methodist church in Essex. Among those who attended were Mrs. T. W. Camp of Clarinda, and Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Davis and son Otto of Nebraska township. Mrs. Davis is the mother of the bereaved husband.

[DAVISON, LEMUEL "LEM"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
BRADDYVILLE – The many friends of Lem Davison will be shocked by the news of his death at South Auburn, Neb., August 6. He was for many years a resident of Buchanan township and known to all the old settlers of this county. Deceased was 68 years old.

[DOUGLAS, JOHN W., 1844 – 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1894
John W. Douglas was born in Illinois, Aug. 15, 1844. He was married in Henry county, Ill. Aug. 31, 1871, to Miss Emma M. Davis and came to Page county, Iowa, where he engaged in farming, his home being near Summit cemetery in Nodaway township. He united with the M. E. church society at Summit about 17 years ago and continued faithful until death. A few years ago, on account of failing health he removed from the farm to Yorktown, where on Aug. 23, 1894, he died, leaving a wife and two daughters to mourn. The funeral sermon was preached on Friday last by Rev. J. B. Bartley.

[DOUGLAS, JOHN W., 1844 – 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 28, 1894
John W. Douglas, whose protracted illness has often been mentioned in these columns, quietly passed away Thursday, August 23d, 1894, aged 50 years and 8 days. He leaves an affectionate wife and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Pardee and Miss Bertha, who with a large circle of friends, are left to mourn his sad departure. The funeral took place from the M. E. church at Yorktown, conducted by Rev. J. B. Bartley of Shenandoah, who delivered a feeling discourse from the words: "And I heard a voice from Heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Rev. xiv, 13. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Summit cemetery, north of Yorktown.

[DOUGLAS, JOHN W., 1844 – 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1894
YORKTOWN – John Douglas was buried last Friday after a long and painful sickness. His family and friends have the sincere sympathy of all. 
Miss Jessie McCleaf, of Clearfield, a niece of Mr. Douglas, was here attending the funeral.

[DUNLAP, ANDERSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
Anderson Dunlap died the 3d inst. in Jackson county, Ore., of dropsy, age 66 years. He was a brother of J. H. Dunlap of this city.

[EARHART, HARRY MEADE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 31, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Died – Harry Earhart at his father's home, three miles southwest of town. He was a very brilliant young man; 29 years of age and leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure. Consumption was the fatal disease.

[EARHART, HARRY MEADE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
COLFAX – Death, so sad, so serious, so solemn, and so hard to bear, has again entered the home of Sarah E. and Daniel Earhart. A little over a year ago, their son, Samuel, was taken. This time Harry was the victim.
The day of Samuel's funeral, Harry took a cold which resulted in consumption and the last six months he has been steadily yielding to that dread disease.
At first his case was not thought to be serious and he kept at work until his constitution was so wrecked that medical help could do no good.
He gave up his store at Glenwood, Iowa, two months before he died and came to Page county thinking that rest and good care would finally bring him back to health. Kind and loving friends did everything possible but despite their efforts to check the disease his life fast ebbed away.
When human power could do no more, God took him to where there is no sickness or suffering.
Harry M. Earhart was born in Indiana county, Pa., and died at his father's home near College Springs, Ia., July 28th, 1894, aged 29 years, 1 month, 16 days.
He was a young man with a fine physique, a good mind, and full of hope and plans for the future. He will be sadly missed everywhere he was known for his kind and cheerful nature made him a general favorite. He was a loving son and an affectionate brother.
He was to have been married soon to Miss Mattie R. Edwards, of Beatrice, Neb., a very worthy lady, who is now a sharer in the sad bereavement.
The funeral sermon was preached at the M. E. Church, College Springs, by Rev. Meredith of Blanchard on Sabbath afternoon, July 29th. He was laid to rest in the beautiful Maple Hill cemetery in the presence of a father and mother, five brothers, three sisters, and a host of sympathizing friends.

[EARHART, HARRY MEADE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
PAGE CENTER – Died, at his father's residence near College Springs, July 28, Harry Meade Earhart, age 29 years, 1 month, 16 days. Harry came with his parents from Indiana county, Pa., when a small boy and spent the remainder of his boyhood days working on the farm. He attended Amity College long enough to prepare himself for the profession of teaching. For some time, he was one of Mills county's best teachers, but the work did not agree with him and he gave it up. Recently he has been engaged in mercantile business at Glenwood. He was very ambitious and gave promise of becoming a splendid business man, but God ordered it otherwise. About a year ago he took a cold which resulted in tuberculosis. His many friends noticed his fast-declining health and warned him of it, but he thought he could wear out the disease. He kept at his work as long as he was able to go. By the urgent request of relatives and friends he was persuaded to come to his home in Page county. Here the best medical help was called to his assistance and all was done that human power could do, but the disease could not be checked, and his body fast wasted away. It was only in man's power to soothe, but God sent him relief at last. Harry was a good, honest, upright man and will be greatly missed in the social circle and everywhere that he was known. By his pleasing and winning manner, he had made himself a general favorite. He leaves a father and mother, five brothers, three sisters and many warm friends to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the entire community.

[GRINELL FRANK, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Died – Little Frank, the six-year-old son of Joseph Grinell on Sunday last. The funeral services were held in the Wesleyan church and as Rev. Sickafoose was absent, they were conducted by Dr. Moffitt. The grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

[GUNN, WILLIAM, MRS., - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
Mrs. William Gunn died Thursday of consumption near Hawleyville. The funeral was yesterday.

[GUNN, WILLIAM E.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 15, 1899
NORTHBORO – Mr. Gunn died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Cutter, north of town, last Monday, of a paralytic stroke. He was ill but two days. The funeral was held Tuesday and the remains were laid to rest in the Snow Hill cemetery.

[GWYNN, JOSEPH KIRBY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, June 29, 1894
SHENANDOAH – Joseph Gwynn died at his home in this city Friday evening at 10 o'clock. Services were conducted at the Methodist church Sunday by Rev. Wickersham, of Atlantic. Father Gwynn was 74 years of age and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. He was converted and with his wife united with the Methodist church four years ago, since which time he has lived a most exemplary and faithful Christian life. His religion was a source of great consolation to him and during his last sickness he was happy and cheerful to the last, though he suffered greatly. A good man is gone.

[HANN, ELIZABETH MARY JEWETT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 12, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ansbach went over to Sidney Wednesday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Hann, who died the day before, from paralysis. She left a husband who is an invalid from rheumatism and several children. Mr. and Mrs. Ansbach returned Wednesday evening.

[HANN, ELIZABETH MARY JEWETT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 16, 1894
Died At her home in Sidney, Monday evening, October 8, 1894, of paralysis, Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Hann, aged 46 years, 11 months and 29 days.
Elizabeth Mary Jewett was born at Greenfield, O., Oct. 9, 1847 and while quite young moved with her parents to Logan county, Ill., at which place she resided until the year 1868, when she with her brother and sister, removed to Fremont county, Iowa, where she has since lived. She was married to Hugh T. Hann at this place June 20, 1869 and was the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls, all of whom survive her. Mrs. Hann was converted to Christianity when she was eleven years of age and became a member of the Methodist church, lived a faithful and consistent Christian all her life, proving her faith in the gospel by her example of patience in the weary hours of her illness, by her sincerity and faithfulness, as a wife and her Christ-like piety and devotion as a mother. The services were conducted at the residence by Rev. Bartholomew, after which the remains were borne to the Sidney cemetery, attended by a large assembly of relatives and friends. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of grief and sadness. – Sidney Sun
Deceased was well known to many Clarinda people, being a sister of Mrs. M. R. Ansbach, of this place.

[HANN, ELIZABETH MARY JEWETT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 19, 1894
The Sidney papers, The Sun and The Herald, of last week, both contained beautiful tributes to the memory of a most estimable lady, Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Jewett, wife of Hugh T. Hann, whose death in Sidney was noted by The Journal of last week. The deceased was the sister of Mrs. M. R. Ansbach of Clarinda. The late Mrs. Hann was in her forty-seventh year. She was born in Greenfield, O., Oct. 9, 1847; married to Hugh T. Hann in Sidney, June 20, 1869. There were born to them seven children, four sons and three daughters, all surviving except one son, who died in infancy.

[HECKATHORN, SAMUEL DAVID]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 13, 1894
Samuel Heckathorn, a pioneer of Page county and an ex-Union soldier, died the 30th ult., and was buried in Essex. 

[HENDERSON, JOSEPH'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
A child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henderson, age 3 months, died Wednesday in College Springs, of whooping cough. The funeral was held yesterday.

[HOMAN, AURILLA BECKWITH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 27, 1894
The Coin Gazette published an obituary of Mrs. Aurilla, wife of Henry Homan, which lady died the 16th inst. while milking the cows. She leaves a husband and six children. She was in the forty-fourth year of her age.

[HOMAN, AURILLA BECKWITH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 3, 1894
Obituary – Aurilla F. Homan was born in Clearmont [Clermont] county, O., Aug. 5, 1851 and died July 16, 1894, age 42 years, 11 months and 11 days. She was married to Henry Homan, Sept. 8, 1872. She had been troubled with heart disease some time and on the evening of the 16th ult., took a sudden attack. Dr. King was sent for, but she had gone before he arrived. She united with the M. E. church early in life, thirty years ago and lived a faithful and sincere Christian until her death. She was a faithful and loving wife and a precious mother. She was a friend to all who knew her and was loved by all. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. B. Bartley. She leaves a husband and six children at home, and one married and a host of friends to mourn her departure.

[HURDLE, FRANCIS MARION "FRANK"]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 19, 1894
Mr. Francis M. [arion] Hurdle died Tuesday evening, July 17, 1894, at 8:30 o'clock, at the home of his son, O. [lin] V. Hurdle, in south Clarinda, in the 65th year of his age. He had been in poor health for several years and for a number of weeks past his suffering has been intense constantly which death alone relieved. Mr. Hurdle had been a resident of Adams county, Iowa, for many years and owned a large farm near Prescott which he operated successfully and accumulated his fair share of this world's goods. Last winter he disposed of his interests up there and came to this city to live with his son where he has since resided. He was a man of marked ability, honest and honorable in all his dealings with his fellowmen and made warm friends as far as his acquaintance extended. The funeral took place at his late residence yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith assisted by Rev. McDade, and his remains taken to his former home at La Harpe, Ill., for interment. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.

[HURDLE, FRANCIS MARION "FRANK"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 20, 1894
Death of F. M. Hurdle
He Passes Away Quietly at the Home of His Son, O. V. Hurdle—Some Facts Concerning his Life
Mr. F. [rancis] M. [arion] Hurdle, who has lived among us for some months, died at the home of his son, Olin V. in south Clarinda, on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. The end was not unexpected for Mr. Hurdle has been in very poor health for a long time. He was brot here sick and has been slowly sinking ever since. Yet the termination of the illness brings a sadness over the hearts of relatives and friends, even though they know that it is for the best.
Dr. T. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. E. W. McDade, had charge of the services which were held at the home Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Smith prepared a short sketch of the life of deceased, which is subjoined:
F. [rancis] M. [arion] Hurdle was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, July 18, 1829 and died in Clarinda, Iowa, July 17, 1894, aged 64 years, 11 months and 29 days.
He moved to LaHarpe, Ill. in 1852, engaging in business. He remained there for nine years when he went to Chicago, being engaged in a commission business for one year, when he moved to Sparland, Ill., living there until 1870. In that year he received an appointment as gauger at Peoria, Ill., which position he held for thirteen years.
In 1883 he came to Iowa, purchasing a large farm near Prescott, Adams county, where he made his home until some months ago, when his health compelled him to give up all care of its management. Since that time, he has lived with his son here in Clarinda.
In 1855 he was married at LaHarpe, to Miss Leticia Barr. Two children were born to them, Olin V. and another son who died at the age of five years in Sparland. Mrs. Hurdle survives him.
While at LaHarpe he joined the Methodist Protestant church and lived a consistent Christian life. Upon leaving LaHarpe he and his wife took their church letters and have never since handed them in. they bear the date of Aug. 20, 1861. Now he has gone to join the church above where letters and certificates are the good deeds done on earth.
At his home, Mr. Hurdle was uniformly loving, kind and considerate of all. Society felt the impress of the same kindliness, every man being treated as a friend and of enemies, it may be truly said, he had none. His home life was exceedingly happy. It was an ideal home, free from all which would go to cause unhappiness. The wife and one son who made up his immediate family, have cause to mourn the loss of one so uniformly cheerful and loving.
T. J. Hurdle, of Pueblo, Col. and Joseph Hurdle of this city, brothers of the deceased, and a cousin, Mrs. Merrill Bross, of Prescott, were here to see him before the end. A brother, Newton Hurdle, of Disco, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Gresham of Ottumwa and Mrs. Jemima King of Eaton, Col., were to meet them at LaHarpe where the body was to be laid at rest in the family burying ground yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
Death is not a calamity to one as well prepared as was Mr. Hurdle. He lived and died a consistent Christian and the end was not a dissolution of all but rather a triumphant entering upon the better life to come.

[HURDLE, FRANCIS MARION "FRANK"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 20, 1894
Death of F. M. Hurdle—the Tender Tribute of a Friend to His Memory
F. [rancis] M. [arion] Hurdle was born in Muskingum county, O., July 18, 1829 and died in Clarinda, Ia., July 17, 1894, age 62 years, 11 months and 29 days.
He came to La Harpe, Ill., in 1852 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He spent 1861 and 1862 in Chicago, in a commission business and from 1862 to 1870, he was a merchant at Sparland, Ill. In 1870 he received an appointment of gauger at Peoria, Ill. and in this employment he spent fifteen years.
In 1883 he came to Iowa and purchased a farm in Adams county and this he made his home until in December last, when owing to increasing ill health he was compelled to resign all care of its management.
He was married to Miss Letitia Barr, at La Harpe, in 1855, who with one son, O. [lin] V., of this city, survive him. One son, Logan E., died at the age of 5 years in Sparland, Ill.
While living at La Harpe he joined the Methodist Protestant church; but after removing from that place, he and his wife took their letters of dismissal and have carried them ever since. This time stained certificate bears date of Aug. 20, 1861 and is signed by S. A. Hall, superintendent. He kept the faith to the last and cherished the Christian hope of a life to come. In his home he was uniformly loving, kind to all and considerate. In society he carried the same kindliness, treating every man as a brother and making an enemy of none. As a consequence, his life, especially in his home, was an exceedingly happy one, and unusually devoid of the unhappiness that comes from unguarded speech. No cross word or faultfinding poisoned the home atmosphere or brought a sorrow to that one whom he had promised to keep, to love and to cherish.
His illness lasted for one year, ten months of which time he was confined to his bed. The last three months of his life he spent at the home of his only son, O. [lin] V. Hurdle, of this city, and there he peacefully expired on the evening of Tuesday, July 17. His brothers, T. J. Hurdle of Pueblo, Col., and Jasper, of this city, and his cousin, Mrs. Merrill Bross, of Prescott, were present in the time of affliction. His brother Newton of Disco, Ill. and his sisters, Mrs. Carrie Graham of Ottumwa and Mrs. Jennie King of Eaton, Col., were to meet them at La Harpe, Ill., where the body was to be laid to rest beside his father and mother and his son, yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence of O. [lin] V. Hurdle, Wednesday, at 3 p. m., Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith of the Presbyterian church officiating, assisted by Rev. E. W. McDade, the pastor of the M. E. church.

[HURDLE, LETITIA DENTON BARR]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 26, 1928
Letitia Denton Hurdle – Letitia Denton Hurdle passed away at the home of her son, O. [lin] V. Hurdle in Clearmont, Mo., from which place the funeral was held yesterday at 2 o'clock. The body was brought to Clarinda and interred in the Clarinda cemetery. She was 88 years of age at the time of her death. She was well known here, her son, O. [lin] V. Hurdle, having lived here at one time. Clarinda was also the former home of the deceased.
[Note: The first name is spelled Laticia on her headstone.]

[HURDLE, LETITIA DENTON BARR]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 26, 1928
Mrs. Latisha Hurdle passed away at 6:45 Tuesday morning at the home of her son, O. [lin] V. Hurdle at Clearmont. She had been with her son five years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the son's home. Burial at Clarinda.
[Note: The first name is spelled Laticia on her headstone.]

[HUTCHINGS, MARY RUST]
Logan Republican (Logan, Kansas), Thursday, June 21, 1894, p. 2
Death of Mrs. O. L. Hutchings
Mrs. O. [tis] L. Hutchings, who died in this city on June 16th, 1894, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rust and was born in Osage, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1868. She was married to O. [tis] L. Hutchings on Oct. 18, 1888. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her sudden demise, besides many near and dear friends. The remains were taken to Downs and interred in the cemetery at that place on Saturday June 17th. The death announcement was a shock to the entire populace. No pains were spared by our sympathetic people in doing all that was possible to alleviate the distress of the sufferer. Dr. Lawrence and Norris were summoned, and all that medical aid could do was done, but to no avail. Condolence is extended to the bereaved relatives in this their sad trial.

[HUTCHINGS, MARY RUST]
Greenleaf Journal (Greenleaf, Kansas), Thursday, June 21, 1894
Died: -- Saturday, June 16th, 1894, at her home in Downs, Mrs. Hutchings, wife of O. [tis] L. Hutchings, the photographer. The many friends of the family here will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Hutchings.

[HUTCHINGS, MARY RUST]
Waterville Telegraph (Waterville, Kansas), Friday, June 29, 1894, p. 3
From Washington county papers we learn of the death of Mrs. O. [tis] L. Hutchings at Downs, Kas., on Saturday, June 16, 1894. She was the wife of the Mr. Hutchings who had the photograph car in town last winter.

[HUTCHINGS, MARY RUST]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 6, 1894
Mrs. Otis L. Hutchings died of Bright's disease, June 27, at Republic, Kan. Mr. Hutchings was for years a resident of Clarinda and his many friends will regret to learn of his great loss.

[HUTTON, LEONARD H. R., 1844 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, June 26, 1894
Mrs. W. [illiam] K. Harrell has received the sad intelligence of the death of her brother, L.[eonard] H. R. Hutton, at Pueblo, Col., June 7, aged 40 years. A letter is expected in a few days by Mrs. Harrell, giving full particulars, when a more extended mention will be given. Mr. Hutton is well and favorably known by the older residents of this vicinity, who will be grieved to learn of his demise. Deceased left Clarinda about 15 years ago.

[HUTTON, LEONARD H. R.,1844 - 1894]
Pueblo Daily Chieftain (Pueblo, Colorado), June 9, 1894, p. 4
Funeral services over the remains of the late H. R. Hutton will take place at McMahon & Collier's at 10 a. m. today.

[ILLINGSWORTH, JOHN'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Illingsworth died Friday in this city.

[JOHNSON, ALICE ELLIS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
Mrs. Alice Ellis Johnson – Mrs. Alice Ellis Johnson (nee Alice Ellis), died at her home in Oklahoma City, O. T., Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 1894, at 4:30 o'clock, age 30 years, 6 months, 17 days. She was born in Page county, Ia., March 6, 1864. At the age of 2 years her mother died. Her father gave Alice to his daughter, Rachel, to care for, who cared for her until she was married to Mr. W. B. Webster of this city, when they took Alice to their home, where she lived until two years ago. She received her education in the Clarinda public schools and was one of the teachers of the Clarinda schools for a number of years. In early life she united with the First Baptist church of this city and during her membership she was an earnest Christian, active in all works of the church and Sunday school. A few months ago, she took her letter from the church here to united with one at her home. She was married to D. R. Johnson, Oct. 27, 1892. She leaves a husband, a little boy 13 months old, a father, four sisters and two brothers, besides many friends here and elsewhere to mourn her early death.  
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, September 25, 1894.]

[JONES, EMILY KENNARD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 5, 1894
ESSEX – This community was greatly shocked Sunday morning, when it was announced that Mrs. Emily Jones had died at her home in this city Saturday evening at 10 o'clock. The cause of her death was heart failure. She was 67 years old and was a member of the M. E. church and greatly loved by all who knew her. Her death was a sad blow to her son and daughter, as well as to her many friends.

[KLEIBOCKERS, WILHELM FRIEDRIC HINRICH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 19, 1894
Wilhelm Friedric Hinrich, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Kleibockers, died the 11th inst., in Lincoln township. The funeral was held last Saturday conducted by Rev. C. F. W. Brandt, pastor of the German Lutheran church, Nodaway township, who preached the sermon from Psalms iv, 9.

[LINEBAUGH, CHARLES, - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, September 20, 1894
Chas. Linebaugh died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Parley Linebaugh, in east Clarinda, Sept. 11, 1894, in the 22d year of his age, after a lingering illness from that dreaded disease, consumption, which willing hands and loving hearts were unable to stay in its death dealing progress. He was a young man of noble heart and generous actions and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. For four years he had been a devoted membered of the M. E. church and died in the full enjoyment of the faith. He leaves an aged mother, four sisters and four brothers to mourn his death. The funeral took place at the Davis school house southeast of this city, conducted by Rev. Ross of Shambaugh, and his remains laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. The family has the sympathy of the public in their bereavement.

[MATTHEWS, ROY HENRY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June
 10, 1948
Two Relatives Die Within Half Hour
Luie Burwell, Roy Matthews Survived by Cousin Wives
Monday, Luie Burwell and Roy Matthews passed away within half an hour of each other and are survived by their wives, who are cousins. Although a double funeral was at first decided upon, plans were changed. Mr. Burwell's funeral was Wednesday and the funeral of Mr. Matthews today.
Roy H Matthews – Roy H [enry] Matthews died at 4:30 p m Monday on the way to the hospital. He had had a heart ailment for almost three years and while visiting south of town, he became ill. Even though oxygen was used in an attempt to save him, he did not recover.
His funeral was at 2:30 today at the Foster-Harmon mortuary, the Rev H N Hulse in charge. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.
He was born June 6, 1892 and was 55 years of age. He had been a resident of Clarinda since 1913 and was employed as engineer at the State hospital until his retirement a year ago to take up an iron and metal business. He is survived by his wife, Dessie McCowen Matthews and two daughters, Geraldine and Berniece.

[MATTHEWS, ROY HENRY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1948
Roy H Mathews – Roy H [enry] Mathews, son of Mr and Mrs James Mathews, was born June 16, 1892, at Friend, Neb, and departed this life June 7, 1948, at 4 pm of a heart attack while being taken to the Municipal hospital.
Mr. Mathews had been in ill health for the past two years.
When a child, he moved with his parents by covered wagon rom Nebraska to Champaign, Ill., where he grew to manhood. In 1911 he came to Clarinda where he has since resided. In 1915 he was united in marriage to Miss Dessie McCowen, who survives him.
Two daughters were born to this union, Mrs Geraldine Parker of Clarinda and Berniece at home.
Mr Mathews spent 35 years as an electrical engineer for the Clarinda State hospital, where he gave faithful, efficient service. Ill health forced him to resign his work two years ago. He was a member of the local IOOF lodge and had many friends who are grieved by his untimely death.
Besides his wife and two daughters, he leaves his aged father, James Mathews of Steter, Ill, one sister, Mrs Myrtle Hewerdine of Dewey, Ill, and four brothers, Bufford of Gillman, Ill, Loyd of Denver, Colo, Everett of Steter, Ill, and Merle of Indianapolis, Ind.
The funeral was held June 10 at Foster-Harmon Mortuary in charge of Rev H N Hulse and burial in Clarinda cemetery. Casket bearers were Marion Hanson, Ted Miller, Warren Miller, Jack Krise, Elbert Pershing and Vern O'Neal. Flowers were cared for by Maxine Pershing, Mayme Manley, Frances O'Neal and Mildred Swanson. Aletha Hutchings and Doris Forbes furnished the music.
[Note: The last name is spelled Matthews on his headstone.]

[MAXWELL, ANN MARIA CARROLL]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 21, 1899
COIN – Grandma Maxwell, an old resident of this place, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Sweitzer in Shenandoah. The funeral was held in the Methodist Episcopal church at this place, Sunday, at 2 o'clock. There was a very large attendance at the funeral.

[MAXWELL, WILLIAM C., 1824 – 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 9, 1894
The death of Mr. Maxwell took place Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon. Mr. M. has been in feeble health for some time and his death has been expected but came with no less sadness to the dear ones who so tenderly cared for him and to the neighbors and friends whom his long residence here had made for him. Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[MAXWELL, WILLIAM C., 1824 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 12, 1894
COIN - Mr. Maxwell died at his home, Saturday, Oct. 6, shortly past noon. Although his death had been expected for some time it caused great sadness among his many friends and neighbors. He was an old settler and consequently was well known all over the country. His wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community.

[MCCARTY, ROSA, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 31, 1894
Yesterday Miss Rosa, a 17-year-old daughter of Mrs. Alice McCarty, died at the county hospital. The remains will be buried at the old Memory cemetery, this afternoon.

[MCCARTY, HENRIETTA "ETTIE" YOUNT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 9, 1894
Later—Mrs. Wm. McCarty, whom we mentioned in our Monday morning's communication as being very low, died on Sunday evening last. The funeral was conducted today at the M. E. Church at Page Center, by a Baptist minister from New Market. The remains will be entered in the Memory cemetery, where she has an infant babe at rest. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community.

 

[MCCARTY, WILL'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
BOUNDARY GROVE - Mr. and Mrs. Will McCarty were called upon to mourn the loss of an infant son, Thursday, Aug. 2. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lighthizer and the remains were interred in the New Market cemetery.

[MCCLELLAND, CORYDON BAXTER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1911
COLLEGE SPRINGS - A message came recently from Wheatland, Wyo., telling of the very sudden death of C. [orydon] B. [axter] McClelland, who formerly lived in this place. He was quite ill with an attack of grippe but had about recovered when he suddenly died of heart failure. His death occurred Thursday, April 27. Mrs. McClelland also had la grippe and is very feeble. Their host of friends in this vicinity will be grieved to hear of Mr. McClelland's death.

[MCCLELLAND, HERBERT L.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - A telegram was received here Tuesday stating that Herbert McClelland was dead and would be brought here for burial. The corpse will arrive in Coin this (Thursday) evening. Herbert had been sick for some time with typhoid fever but was not thought to be dangerous. He caught a slight cold giving him a backset when hemorrhage set in and took him suddenly.

[MCCLELLAND, HERBERT L.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - A cloud of sadness settled down over our community Wednesday when a telegram arrived announcing the death of Herbert L. McClelland at Greeley, Colorado, Sept. 19, at 10 a. m. Herbert is a son of C. [orydon] B. [axter] McClelland of this place. He was graduated from Amity College in the classical course in 1891 and was known as one of her truest sons. Since that time, he has been teaching in Colorado and was fast rising to prominence in the profession. The body is expected here for burial this evening. He was for 10 years a resident of our city and was ever known as a most earnest and faithful Christian worker. He leaves a wife, many relatives and hosts of friends to mourn his departure. But they have the assurance that his was a life not spent in vain.

[MCCLELLAND, HERBERT L.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 25, 1894
COIN – The remains of Herb McClelland were taken from the O. & St. L. passenger Thursday evening and conveyed to College Springs for burial. His death occurred in Colorado and many friends from Coin extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[MCCLELLAND, HERBERT L.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 25, 1894

COLLEGE SPRINGS – The funeral of H. [erbert] L. McClelland was held at the home of his parents Friday morning. He has long been known to our citizens as one of their best young men. He died at Greeley, Col., Sept. 18, of typhoid fever. Mrs. McClelland will remain with her parents here for the present.

[MCCUEN, HENRY'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCuen, age between 2 and 3 years, died Monday at the home of her parents near the Covenanter church.

[MCFARLAND, HERMAN ELLSWORTH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 24, 1894
HAWLEYVILLE – The quiet of our little town was rudely broken Sunday by the announcement of the suicide of one of our citizens, Mr. Herman Ellsworth McFarland. In the absence of all the family, Mr. McFarland repaired to an upper room and there composed himself for the awful deed, which robs a loving father and mother of a son. The deed was the result of an unbalanced mind incurred by ill health and despondency. When discovered, the suicide grasped a revolver in one hand, and a letter in the other, which bore a message to the friends he had left behind. The revolver used was a 32-caliber, the ball entering the brain at the lower portion of the forehead—death must have followed almost immediately. The letter found by the young man's body reads as follows: "My dear Father, Mother and Sisters, I intend to kill myself. I am tired of living. I have suffered more than death the last few days. My money and checks are in a box in my trunk. Goodbye, God have mercy on my soul. I bought this revolver yesterday in Clarinda, I want to be buried by the Camp and the Odd Fellows." Mr. McFarland was a prominent young farmer of this community, an Odd Fellow, and member of the Encampment of Villisca, his Odd Fellowship being of Lodge No. 254 of Hawleyville. He was a man of few words, a good neighbor and a faithful friend, and his untimely end has caused great grief throughout the community in which he lived. Had Mr. McFarland lived until Wednesday, he would have been thirty-two years of age. The parents, sisters and brother of the deceased have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this dire calamity which has fallen upon them. At such a time as this we can point them to God's blessed promise, "Cast thy burden on the Lord and he shall sustain thee."

[MCFARLAND, HERMAN ELLSWORTH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 27, 1894
Suicide Near Hawleyville
Herman E. McFarland Shoots Himself and Expires Instantly
A man who would have been 32 years of age Tuesday of this week died by a pistol shot from his own hands two days before. He who thus shortened his earthly existence was Herman E. McFarland. At 11 o'clock Sunday morning he fired the fatal shot from a revolver, the ball ranging downward and backward, lodging at the base of the brain It is believed that death was instantaneous.
The death by suicide took place at the home of the young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McFarland, one and one-half miles northwest of Hawleyville. Alone, making preparation for the deed, as near as can be known, Herman proceeded after this manner He was upstairs. On the floor he made a bed of quilts. For the head he placed more pillows one on the other than he would have used for sleeping. Everything ready for the final deed, he lay down upon the quilts, his head resting on the pillows. A chair was placed between his limbs, evidently for the mirror found by his side to rest upon, so that he might see just where he would fire the fatal shot. It is thought that the position of the mirror on the chair proved unsatisfactory, and that he held the glass in his left hand before his face, as with the right holding the revolver, pointing to the forehead the weapon was discharged. After the shot, the mirror was found lying at Herman's left side, his head turned to one side on the pillows, and his right hand lying by his side. His body had not moved, so quick was death.
A note from the dead man, as follows, was found in the room where he died:
Dear Father and Mother and Sister—Am going to kill myself. Am tired of living. Have suffered worse than death the last four days. Find my money and checks in wooden box in trunk. Good bye. God have mercy on my soul. I want the Odd Fellows and Camp to bury me and bear the expenses. Do with my property what you think best, father. Bought the revolver yesterday (Saturday).
A messenger came to Clarinda and told the sad news. Dr. N. L. VanSandt, coroner, Dr. S. R. Millen, Clay Knox, the deputy sheriff, and John Bramble went in the afternoon to the home of the deceased. At 7 p. m. the inquest was held by Coroner VanSandt. Six witnesses were examined, J. S. McFarland, the father; G. W. McFarland and Mrs. Elizabeth Collier, brother and sister respectively of the dead young man; L. S. Lemley, Dr. J. D. Elliott of Hawleyville, and Dr. S. R. Millen of this city. The jurors were H. S. Stafford, David Harris and J. C. Hunter, who found that Herman E. McFarland came to his death by his own hands from a pistol wound in his forehead.
It appears that he had not been himself for several days, his mind evidently having been affected. His sister, in speaking of the affair, said that he claimed he had not slept for five days and that during that time he had not eaten. He had been worrying about the dry weather, and said if he could not sell his cattle, he was going to give them away. There seems to have been no good reason for his despondency, as he had a good, pleasant home and property and money. There are no insinuations of any kind made against him. He bore the reputation of being an excellent citizen and was well liked.
The deceased was unmarried. He was born in Pennsylvania and had lived in Iowa twenty-four years. His funeral was held Monday at 2 p. m. by the Odd Fellows Lodge of Hawleyville and the Odd Fellows Encampment of Villisca, with a number of Odd Fellows from Clarinda attending. Rev. A. B. Shipman of Hepburn preached the funeral sermon. Rev. T. C. Smith of Clarinda offered prayer at the grave.

[MCFARLAND, HERMAN ELLSWORTH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 27, 1894
HAWLEYVILLE – The funeral of H. [erman] E. [llsworth] McFarland Monday afternoon called together the largest concourse of people ever assembled in this community upon such an occasion. The services at the home of the deceased were conducted by Rev. A. B. Shipman, pastor of the M. E. church. After the services at the home were concluded the Odd Fellows took charge of the remains of their brother and conducted it to the cemetery, where the services were continued by them. The address was delivered by the Noble Grand, H. V. Hatfield, an ode was sung by the sorrowing brothers and the services concluded by prayer and benediction by Dr. T. C. Smith. A delegation from the Villisca Encampment and Clarinda Lodge attended their brother to his last resting place. The family and friends of the departed have the sympathy of the entire community in this affliction.

[MCKEOWN, HAZEL, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
PAGE CENTER – Hazel, the little two-year-old daughter of Henry McKeown, was laid to rest in the Covenanter church last Tuesday.

[MCKNIGHT, ALICE C. KIRBY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 20, 1894
Mrs. S. [amuel] C. [opeland] McKnight died Tuesday evening of last week in Blanchard, of peritonitis, age 31 years. She leaves four daughters under ten years of age and her husband.

[MCPHERRIN, CASSANDRA CLARA "CASSIE" DREDGE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
YORKTOWN – From a private letter received by her family, from Mrs. C. M. Castle, who was called to Knoxville, Ill., to her mother's death bed, we learn that the mother, Mrs. Jas. McPherrin, died in the faith of a life to come, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, August 8, at 11 a. m. The funeral was held at the residence in that city at 3 p. m. on Thursday, the 9th. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Eaton, of the M. E. Church, of which deceased was a member. The text was selected by the deceased, a few days before her fatal sickness, from the 23d Psalm. – "Yea though I walk through the valley and shadow of death I fear no evil." Mrs. Castle is not expected home until sometime next week.

[MILLER, SARAH ELIZABETH DUTTON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 9, 1894
YORKTOWN – I am sorry to say that W. [illiam] Brown Miller buried his wife Tuesday at Norwich. She was one of the best of women and will be greatly missed in the community. She was a loving wife and mother. Her bereft husband and children have the sincere sympathy of all in their great bereavement.

[MILLER, SARAH ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" DUTTON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 9, 1894
Mrs. Clara Miller, wife of Brownlow Miller of Tarkio township, died Monday, Aug. 6, 1894, after a severe illness from congestion of the bowels, aged about thirty-five years. Mrs. Miller was one of the model women of Page county and highly respected by all who knew her, and a large circle of friends deeply regret her untimely death. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and kind, loving mother. The funeral took place at 3 p. m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Campbell of New Market, and her remains laid to rest in the cemetery at Norwich.

[MILLER, SARAH ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" DUTTON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
Obituary – Sarah Elizabeth Dutton was born in Sheridan, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., May 24, 1856. While she was still young her father came west and settled at Norwich, Page county, Iowa. Oct. 4, 1877, she was married to Wm. Brownlow Miller. In 1880 she was converted and joined the M. E. church, under the pastorate of Rev. J. F. Campbell, who now resides near New Market. She departed this life just the sun went down August 6, 1894.
Her death was a severe shock to the entire community. She had been sick only a little while and the end came suddenly. Her devoted husband and six children are left behind. This sad taking away of such an excellent woman leaves a great vacancy in the church and neighborhood which can scarcely be filled. To those who know her words of eulogy are scarcely necessary and yet her exalted womanly virtues, beauty of character, devotion to duty, and Christian graces, deserve mention and commendation. Everyone loved her. She was a true friend. Everyone in need found her a sympathizing helper. When health permitted, she was always to be found in her place in the church and Sunday school. She was a devout Christian and loved the church of her choice. She had served as Steward and Sunday school teacher, and filled other offices in the Norwich Methodist church, performing every trust faithfully.
Her neighbors all speak of her qualities as a neighbor in the highest terms and throughout the entire community her death is to everyone a personal loss.
But it goes without saying that her loss is felt the most in her own home. It was as a wife and mother that her virtues shone the brightest. She had great energy and ambition and by frugality and industry had helped her husband in securing a good home, which she had hardly yet begun to enjoy.
Her devoted husband and children have in this sad bereavement the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Norwich August 8, and were conducted by Rev. J. F. Campbell, assisted by her pastor, the writer. A very large procession of relatives and friends followed her remains to the Tarkio cemetery, northeast of town.
May the good Lord bless every heart that is made sore by this bereavement.   Marion G. Rambo

[MILLER, SARAH ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" DUTTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
Lizzie, wife of W. B. Miller, died Monday evening at her home in Norwich, of inflammatory rheumatism of the bowels, age 36 years. She was the daughter of Willard Dutton of Shenandoah and left six children beside her husband. The funeral was held Wednesday at the M. E. church in Norwich, conducted by Rev. J. F. Campbell of East River township. The funeral was very largely attended, showing the high esteem in which the excellent lady was held by the public. There were over one hundred teams at the church and eighty or more at the cemetery. The following relatives of the deceased attended the funeral from Clarinda: Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cole, Mrs. and Mrs. F. K. Miller, S. H. Baker and family and Lewis Akin and family.

[MILLER, WILLIAM BROWNLOW "BROWN"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1940
W. B. Miller – William Brownlow Miller was born May 30, 1855, northeast of Norwich in a log cabin on the old Miller farm and departed this life January 7, 1940 at 8:45 p. m. Failing health had caused him to be inactive for several years.
Mr. Miller's education was received in the rural schools of that locality and in the Clarinda schools. On October 4, 1877 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dutton of Tarkio township. To this union were born six children, Vera A. and Alva D [wight] of Shenandoah, Oren O.[tho] of Denver, Colo., Fred I. [saac], Harley W. and Irma M. Nordstrom of Shenandoah.
On August 6, 1894, Mr. Miller was called upon to mourn the loss of his devoted wife. He was most ably and unselfishly assisted in the rearing of the family by his daughter, Vera, who continued this service of love to him through the remaining years of his life.
He joined the Methodist church as a young man and from then on continued to live a life of devotion to his Savior. It can be truly said that his life was devoted to his family and the church. To the latter he gave generously of his time and means, even after he was enfeebled from failing health. One could not know him without realizing the joy and strength he found in his faith. He truly exemplified the Christian religion.
He is survived by his six children, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one sister, Sarah A. Cole of Clarinda, and one brother, Marvel H. Miller of Yorktown.
Funeral held at the Harding Funeral Home in Shenandoah Sunday at 2 o'clock. Music was furnished by Mrs. Henry Read and Theo Nordstrom, accompanied by Mrs. Doctor Wirsig of Shenandoah. 
Rev. Thomas Kelly of Mt. Ayr, a former pastor of the Norwich church, took charge of the services. Rev. Francis Harris of Yorktown gave a prayer. The floral tributes were exceptionally lovely and were taken care of by Mrs. Herbert Dutton, Mrs. Blanche Dougherty and Mrs. Austin King. Casket bears: John Sperry, Kenneth Miller, Max, Miller, Glenn Miller, Herbert Dutton and Lloyd Warner.



[MOORE, SAMUEL, 1810 - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
COIN – Samuel Moore who died here last week was taken to Fairfield, Ia., where his body was interred. Mr. and Mrs, Furgason have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.

[NEEDHAM, ROBERT R.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
SHENANDOAH, World, 17 – Robert Needham died this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the residence of his father in this city. He was a victim of consumption and about 36 years old. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the Christian church.

[NELSON, OLOF MAGNUS, 1839 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
O. [lof] M. [agnus] Nelson, a resident for ten or twelve years of Fremont township, Page county, died there suddenly Tuesday morning of heart disease. He got up apparently well in the morning but breathed his last in a short time. Mr. Nelson was a native of Sweden. He had lived in Illinois and Kansas before coming to Iowa. His occupation was that of a farmer. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. Amelia Swanson, Willard Nelson and Alice Nelson. He died on his fifty-fifth birthday. The funeral was held Wednesday from the family residence near Nyman, conducted by Rev. Fredeen, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church and the burial was in the Nyman cemetery. The deceased was a man of fine personal character and highly esteemed. There was a large attendance at the funeral.

[OSBORN, MRS., - 1894]
Holt County Sentinel (Oregon, Missouri), Friday, August 24, 1894, p. 4
Fatal Accident – Last Tuesday morning as Mrs. Osborn and her daughter-in-law were driving into Graham from the north, the horse got his tail over the lines and becoming frightened began to run and kick, overturning the carriage, throwing the occupants out and breaking the neck of Mrs. Osborn, killing her instantly and injuring her daughter-in-law. Mrs. Osborn was seventy-two years old. Her son was driving another team right behind them. Mrs. Osborne's remains were brought to H. R. E. Kelley's undertaking rooms in Maitland and prepared for burial and were taken to her home in Braddyville on the evening train; her friends in Iowa had appraised of her death by telegraph.

[OSBORN, Mrs., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
BRADDYVILLE – Mrs. Osborn, aged about 70 years old, was thrown from a buggy by a runaway horse near Quitman, Mo., on the 20th. Her neck was broken, and instant death occurred. Her remains arrived at our depot, on the 21st, met by her son, I. N. Osborn.

[PFANDER, RILDA L. BURWELL]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 23, 1894
Mrs. Rilda L. Pfander, wife of C. F. Pfander, died at her home northwest of Clarinda, Friday evening at 8:30. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Morgan Burwell. Was born in Crawford county, Ohio; came to Iowa in '66 and to Page county in '79 and leaves four children, Milta, Arthur, Ola and Alice. Husband and wife joined the U. P. Church Jan. 31st, 1892 and the children were baptized Jan. 14th, '93. She was buried in Clarinda Aug. 19, 1894. These facts are the skeleton upon which a life hung; a life that will be a pleasant memory to those that knew her. It is but little more than a year since a sister was laid away. About a year before that the mother and about one year before that another sister. Three children remain to the sorrowing father, two sons and one daughter. Mrs. Pfander was converted and received into the church at meetings conducted by the writer. It was his privilege to lead her to Jesus and again commit her to those everlasting arms of eternity. Her faith was strong, and her love for her Savior made her home pleasant. For this sad home where a loving husband and dear children mourn the departure of a wife and mother, we pray that the "god of all comfort who comforteth us all in our tribulations" may be with them.  I. C. R.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, August 21, 1894 and the Clarinda Journal, August 24, 1894.]

[PUGH, GRACE V.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 3, 1894
Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pugh, died at her home in this city last Saturday evening, of inflammation of the stomach, age 2 years, 2 months and 28 days. The funeral was held at 6 o'clock Sunday evening from the family residence, conducted by C. W. Bisbee. Mr. and Mrs. Pugh have the sympathy of many friends in their affliction.

[RANKIN, ELIZABETH G.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
Miss Elizabeth G. Rankin died Friday afternoon of last week at 2:45 o'clock, at the home of her brother, Rev. I. C. Rankin, in this city, age 25 years, 11 months and 10 days.
The deceased had been a sufferer from ill health from early childhood, then having asthma, which later developed into consumption. She died of the latter disease.
The late Miss Rankin was born in Des Moines and her home had been for some years in Kansas, the remainder of the time in Iowa. Since her brothers, Rev. I. C. Rankin and James H. Rankin, and their mother have been living here she has made her home in Clarinda. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church, a most excellent young lady, having the respect and esteem of all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the home of Rev. I. C. Rankin, at 4:30 p. m., conducted by Reverends T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian, and E. W. McDade, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal churches, each of whom spoke appropriately to the occasion, taking the scriptures for the basis of their remarks and speaking words of sympathy and comfort for the afflicted, at the same time paying tribute to the high character of the deceased.
The remains were taken to Garnett, Kan., Monday, for interment, being accompanied to their final earthly resting place by Rev. I. C. Rankin. The burial took place Tuesday.
In their deep affliction the relatives of the late Miss Rankin have the sympathy of a very wide circle of friends.

[RANKIN, ELIZABETH G.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 25, 1894
DIED At the home of her brother, Rev. I. C. Rankin, Friday, September 21, at 2:45 p. m., Miss Elizabeth G. Rankin, aged 25 years, 11 months and 10 days.
Deceased has for a long time been afflicted with consumption and of late has been sinking lower and lower. As stated in Friday's issue Rev. and Mrs. Rankin were telegraphed for and came home from their vacation, expecting to find her dead. But she lingered until Friday afternoon.
She was of a kind and loving disposition, not well known because of her confinement from illness, but beloved and respected by all her acquaintances. The funeral services were held at the home of her brother, Sunday, September 23, at 4:30 p. m., Rev's. Smith, McDade, Sargent and Dyall conducting.
She is to be buried at Garnett, Kas., her former home, today. Rev. Rankin attended the funeral at that place from here, the sickness of his mother preventing other members of the family from attending. The sympathy of the community is with the family in their bereavement.

[RANKIN, ELIZABETH G.]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 27, 1894
Miss Elizabeth G. Rankin died at the home of her brother, Rev. I. C. Rankin, in west Clarinda, Friday, September 21, 1894, aged 25 years, 11 months and 10 days. For a long time, she has been in poor health from consumption, but her death was not expected so soon until early last week when she was taken suddenly worse and then rapidly sank away. She was an amiable and model young lady in every sense of the word and her untimely death in the prime of maidenhood is deeply regretted by all who knew her. The funeral took place from her late home Saturday at 4:30 p. m., conducted by Revs. T. C. Smith, E. W. McDade, R. C. Sargent and Thos. Dyall and her remains shipped to Garnett, Kas. for interment.

[RAPH, HENRIETTA FREY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
Mrs. Paul Raph died the 12th inst. near Council Bluffs, of dropsy, age 67, and was buried in Shenandoah.

[RIDENOUR, RUTH, 1893 - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 13, 1894
The news reached here yesterday of the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ahue] Hugh Ridenour, aged about 15 months, seven miles northeast of this city.

[RIDENOUR, JAHUE (JOHN) HUGH] 
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 31, 1936
John Ridenour – John Ridenour, son of George and Sarah Ridenour, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania and passed from this life December 24, 1936 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eva Spencer, where he had made his home for the past few years. He had suffered from heart ailment for many years and later months suffering from cancer.
At the age of 19 years he came to this vicinity with his parents and has lived in this community most of his life. He was a successful farmer, later retiring, living in town, where he acquired many properties.
When a young man he was united in marriage to Sarah Catherine McCutcheon, who has preceded him in death. To this union were born 11 children. Surviving are the following: Mrs. Ralph Parr of Clarinda, Ruby Ridenour of Cedar Rapids, Ross Ridenour of Clarinda, Mrs. Stella Peterson of Clarinda and Mrs. Don Kurtz of Kansas City, Mo.
Although his long life of 86 years makes him the last survivor of his generation, he leaves many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn his death. He had many friends and relatives also in this vicinity. When a young man he was converted at a revival meeting at a school house east of this city and afterward joined the United Brethren church in Clarinda.
Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church by Rev. D. F. Myers, pastor, at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were Gilbert Ridenour, John Bennett, Carl Krutsinger, Merl Savage, Ebner Smith and Norman Peterson. The music was furnished by a quartette from the pastor's family, Carroll of Elkhart, Ind., Paul of Lincoln, Nebr., Miss Loraine Janzen of Springer, New Mexico and Mrs. D. F. Myers.

[SHEPHERD, CLARA FEESE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 3, 1894
Mrs. Clara Feese Shepherd died Tuesday at the home of her husband, David Feese [Shepherd], in Valley township, about three miles southeast of Hepburn. The deceased was about 25 years of age and was the youngest daughter of Andrew Feese. Her ailment was intercostal neuralgia. She had been married about two years. The funeral and burial were at Rose Hill Wednesday afternoon at 3 p. m. there was a large attendance and much sympathy shown in the affliction. Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith of Clarinda conducted the funeral service.

[SIMONTON, JACOB]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 31, 1894
Judge Jacob Simonton died on Monday evening at his home in southeast Clarinda, aged 84 years. He is an old-time resident of Clarinda, having lived here many years. He was buried this morning under the auspices of the Masons and the Off Fellows lodges. An obituary will be given Friday.

[SIMONTON, JACOB]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 2, 1894
Obituary – Jacob Simonton died at his home in this city Sunday evening, July 29, 1894, after long months of sickness at the advanced age of 84 years and 10 days. Mr. Simonton was born in Preble county, Ohio, July 19, 1810 and with his parents removed to Dark county, Ohio, where he resided until 19 years of age, when he was married to Miss Leah Calhoon and the couple soon after located at Wabash county, Ind. Nine children were the fruits of this marriage—three boys and six girls, four of the daughters and two sons still surviving. In July 1851 his wife died. After a few years he again married, his choice being Miss Margaret Brown, and thirteen children were born to them, seven sons and six daughters, making in all a family of twenty-two children. In the spring of 1856, he removed with his family to Clarinda where he has since made his home. With the other sparse settlers of this new country he endured his share of the hardships and was always ready to advance the interests of the county and has held several public offices, being at one time justice of the peace, drainage commissioner, county judge and other positions of trust. He helped lay out our present cemetery and also survey the present town of College Springs. In his younger days he joined the Masonic lodge and also the Odd Fellows lodge and in 1857 was instrumental in working up and organizing a lodge of each order in this city, being a charter member of both. To his love and persistent work in these benevolent fraternities is greatly due their advancement and present stable standing and he died a firm believer in the principles taught therein. He leaves a wife who faithfully cared for him during his long illness and fourteen children, widely scattered over the country, to mourn the loss of a husband and father. The funeral took place Monday at 10 a. m. from the Universalist church, under the auspices of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges, and Rev. J. E. Keys preached the sermon, using as a text I Cor. XV, 49. "And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." His remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery by the side of children gone before.

[SIMONTON, JACOB]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 3, 1894
In Memoriam – Jacob Simonton died at his home in this city, Sunday evening, July 30th, 1894, aged 84 years and 10 days. He was born in Preble County, Ohio, in 1810 and soon after removed with his parents to Dark county, where he lived for 30 years. In 1831 he was married to Miss Leah Calhoon. Shortly after their marriage they removed to Wabash county, Ind. Nine children, three boys and six girls, were born to them and six are still living. In 1851 the wife and mother died. Later, he married Miss Margaret Brown and in 1855 they moved to Clarinda. Thirteen children were born to them, ten of whom survive.
Mr. Simonton has taken much interest in local politics, having held a number of offices of public trust. He helped lay out the town of College Springs. He was a charter member of Odd Fellows and the A. F. and A. M. lodges of this city.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Keys.  The remains were put to rest in the cemetery he helped to lay out, there to await the resurrection morn, when all shall answer to the final call.

[SIMONTON, JACOB]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 3, 1894
There died in this city Sunday evening last a gentleman who had been a resident of Clarinda since 1856, Jacob Simonton, and who, until advanced years and illness impaired his capacity for so doing, took an active part in public affairs. Among positions of trust which he filled here were that of county judge, justice of the peace and drainage commissioner. He assisted in laying out the Clarinda cemetery and was engaged in the survey of the town of College Springs. In 1857 he helped to organize the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges of Clarinda and was a charter member of both. For the first seven years of the Masonic lodge in Clarinda he was its worshipful master. His life was full of kind and benevolent deeds and he was a most esteemed citizen.
The late Judge Simonton was born in Preble county, O., July 19, 1810. He died at the age of 84 years and 10 days. He was married in Preble county, Miss Leah Calhoon becoming his wife. After their marriage they removed to Wabash county, Ind. His wife died in July 1851 and later he married again, the second wife being Miss Margaret Brown. Three sons and six daughters were the result of the first marriage. Seven sons and six daughters were born of the second union. Three children of the first and five of the second marriage are deceased, leaving fourteen children, who, with the widow, survive. Two of the children of the first marriage are Mrs. Jacob Butler and Mrs. S. P. Ward of this city.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Universalist church, conducted by Rev. J. E. Keyes of Marshalltown, who took for his text, I Corinthians, xv, 49, "And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." The Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges of this city attended in their capacity as such and the pall bearers were T. J. Bracken, William Butler, C. E. Kyle and Hedry Hakes of the Odd Fellows lodge and C. Linderman, J. H. Dunlap, J. J. Rounds and S. M. Crooks of the Masonic lodge.

[SINN, CHARLES EDWARD "CHARLEY"]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 23, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sinn, of Valley township, were called to mourn the death of their son, Charley, aged 13 years, which occurred Friday, Aug. 17, 1894, after a week's sickness from inflammation of the bowels. This is a sad bereavement to them, and they have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral took place Sunday at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. Shipman and his remains were laid to rest in the North Grove cemetery.

[SINN, CHARLES EDWARD "CHARLEY"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
HEPBURN – Mr. and Mrs. George Sinn met with a great loss in the death of their son Charles who died the 17th inst. of inflammation of the bowels. Charley was a bright and agreeable little fellow about 13 years of age and the eldest son. The bereaved parents have the hearty sympathy of the entire vicinity in their deep affliction. The funeral took place at the North Grove church on Sabbath last and was conducted by Rev. A. B. Shipman.

[SINN, CHARLES EDWARD "CHARLEY"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1894
HEPBURN - The young life of Chas. Sinn was wafted away on the wings of the evening last Friday and left parents, brothers and sisters to look for a time on the lifeless clay, then take it to its last resting place. This bright boy was taken ill about a week before and in spite of medical skill was overcome with inflammation of the bowels. Remains were laid to rest in the North Grove cemetery, Rev. Shipman preaching the funeral sermon.



[WIGGINS, LAURA HOGG]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 28, 1894
Mrs. George Wiggins died of consumption at her home in Morton township, Sunday, August 26, 1894, aged about 30 years. She leaves a husband and four children, who have the sincere sympathy of all who know them in their bereavement. Rev. J. B. Bartley conducted the funeral from the house yesterday and the remains were buried in the Baldwin cemetery near Coin.

[WIGGINS, LAURA HOGG]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1894
Mrs. Laura Wiggins died at her home in Lincoln township Sunday, Aug. 26, 1894, aged 31 years, 6 months and 1 day. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn. The funeral services were conducted on Monday by Revs. Shipman and Bartley.

[WIGGINS, LAURA HOGG]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1894
COIN – The wife of Mr. George Wiggins departed this life on Saturday Aug. 25. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bartley and the remains were laid away in the Baldwin cemetery Monday the 27th. She leaves a husband and four small children.

[WORK, JAMES EDWARD]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 7, 1894
HEPBURN – News was received here that Edward Work, a relative of A. Briggs, while cleaning a well in Colorado where he resides, was buried alive. About 20 feet of sand fell on him. He once made this his home.

[WORK, JAMES EDWARD]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 10, 1894
HEPBURN - News has just reached us of the death of E. C. Work at his home in Colorado, while cleaning out a well some seventy-five feet deep. Twenty feet of sand buried him. A brother was at the mouth of the well at the time. Deceased was formerly a teacher in the public schools of Page county and was considered one of the best. He leaves a widow and child to mourn his loss.