Obituaries
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[ADAMS, GEORGE, 1833 – 1907]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1907
BLANCHARD – Nov. 13. -- George Adams died at the Basaker boarding house, Saturday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. B. Guest, the pastor. Interment took place in the Blanchard cemetery.

[ADAMS, JANE M., 1832 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
BLANCHARD – Died. Jane M. Adams was born in Washington county, Pa., Dec. 15, 1832, and died Feb. 17, 1896, age 63 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was married to George Adams April 18, 1862 and moved to Page county, Ia., in the spring of 1889. She united with the Old School Presbyterian church when young and lived a faithful Christian life. She was a good neighbor and loved by all who knew her. She had been a sufferer the last four years with dropsy, which she bore [?] without a murmur of complaint. The funeral was preached Wednesday by Rev. Mr. Redburn, pastor of the M. E. church in Blanchard and the remains were laid to rest in the Blanchard cemetery to await the resurrection morn. She leaves her husband to mourn the loss of a true and faithful wife and many relatives in Pennsylvania, none of them being able to get here to attend the funeral. Uncle George, as everybody calls him, has the heartfelt sympathy of this community.

[ALLEN, JAMES RUFUS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 12, 1895
A cloud of sorrow and gloom came upon the household of Simon Good Saturday night when they received the sad news that Mrs. Good's brother, J. [ames] R. [ufus] Allen, formerly known through this vicinity as Rufus, was dead. The family was not aware of his sickness and his death comes as an arrow to the hearts. He has been for six years an employee in the Kankakee Hospital.
The long continued drouth is the cause of the water in the river being so low and impure which has to be used at the hospital. About a dozen cases of typhoid fever have developed and in the worst form; two or three have already died, among that number J. R. Allen. He was born in Andrew county, Mo., in 1867. He came to Iowa eleven years ago and remained a while and then moved to Nebraska, and from there he went to Illinois. In 1892 he was married.
The funeral was held in the large Baptist church at Kankakee of which he was a member. He had gone to rest, but why this young life should be taken is more than we can understand. We can hear of deaths, we can witness the scenes of sorrow and deaths among our neighbors, we can try to speak words of comfort but when death comes to our own home, words of comfort spoken by others fall like lead upon the sorrowing heart. This noble young man was kind and loving in home and there is a vacant place which no other can fill. Three of this family have crossed the river of death. The father and mother, two brothers and one sister remain to mourn. His bro., C. [harles] B. [ertrum] Allen was with him during his last hours.

[ALLEN, JAMES RUFUS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 15, 1895
MORSMAN VALLEY - Mrs. Simon Good received the sad news last Saturday of the death of her brother Rufus Allen, who resided at Kankakee, Ill., and formerly of Shambaugh, Ia. He was an employee of the hospital at that place. The cause of his death was typhoid fever. He was a member of the Baptist church which he joined when but a boy and remained a faithful member until the end came. He was honest, noble and true and had many friends wherever he went. He leaves a wife, a little son, two brothers and one sister to mourn his departure, and many friends at Kankakee who will miss him.

[ANDERSON, EDOFF M.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 3, 1895
NORWICH - Died, Nov. 20, 1895, at his home in Fremont township, Elaf Anderson, aged 14 years. The funeral was conducted on the 22nd by the Rev. Bloomstrand and the remains tenderly laid to rest in the Fremont cemetery. The bereaved friends have the profound sympathy of the community in their deep sorrow.
[Note: The first name is spelled Edoff on his headstone.]

[ANDERSON, NAOMI, 1892 - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 3, 1896
EAST RIVER – Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson have been called to mourn the loss of one of their children, a little girl. She was sick but a short time. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Calkens at the Pleasant Ridge church last Saturday and the remains were laid to rest in the Memory cemetery. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.



[BERRY, MARIE FRANCES WILSON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 12, 1895
Died. – Mrs. Arthur Berry died suddenly at her home in north Clarinda, Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 1895, after only a few days serious illness, aged 23 years. The evening before Thanksgiving a bright babe was born to Mr. and Mrs. Berry and she was doing well until last Sunday she was taken with fever and grew rapidly worse despite the efforts of physicians until death relieved her of all earthly ills. Only a year ago the 24th of last October, Mr. Arthur Berry and Miss Marie Wilson were married in Omaha and a bright future seemed in store for them; but the Reaper Death has entered the home and taken away an amiable wife and fond mother, and a devoted husband and motherless infant babe are left to mourn her untimely death. Sadness and sorrow fill the hearts of our entire community. The funeral took place from her late home at 3:30 today, conducted by Rev. I. C. Rankin and her mortal remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[BERRY, MARIE FRANCES WILSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 13, 1895
The death, Tuesday night, at 8:25 o'clock, of Mrs. Mary F. Berry, wife of Arthur L. Berry, caused universal sadness throughout the city. The end came suddenly. A little over a year previous, Mrs. Berry was a fair young bride, she and her husband having before them the seeming promise of a long and happy life together; now, death has come between them and made a home of joy one of great sorrow. A little son, born the 27th of last month, had come to bless the union and survives, a healthy child, as a means of solace to the afflicted. The late Mrs. Berry's maiden name was Mary Frances Wilson. She was born in Ohio and died in her 24 th year. She had lived in Clarinda three or four years before her marriage, which took place Oct. 24, 1894, in Omaha. She leaves her mother, Mrs. M. A. Wilson, in this city, a sister, Mrs. Roy Blair and brother, Howard Wilson, in Chicago. The mother and sister, with the relatives here and a large number of friends attended the funeral, yesterday afternoon, at the family residence. Just before the sad service, the motherless baby, Lowell Wilson Berry, was christened in the presence of the family, by Rev. I. C. Rankin, pastor of the United Presbyterian church of which the departed mother was a consistent member. The casket of Mrs. Berry was completely covered with smilax, roses and lilies. Underneath it were ferns. About the casket the room was darkened. The services were conducted by Mr. Rankin and Rev. T. C. Smith. The latter spoke briefly and appropriately. Mr. Rankin based his excellent and touching remarks on the Scriptural quotation, "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you; I go to prepare a place for you." "Ye believe in God, believe also in me." The choir were Mr. and Mrs. E. G. McCutchan, Miss Bessie McCutchan and John Keener. They sang from the Psalter, verses 8, 11, 12 from No. 133, all of No. 392, and verses 18, 19 and 20 of No. 321. The bearers were the three brothers of the bereaved husband, W. B., C. L., and L. V. Berry, and Messrs. W. A. Henderson, H. R. Spry and W. B. Shoemaker. The burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[BERRY, MARIE FRANCES WILSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 17, 1895
Obituary – This community was greatly shocked last Tuesday night by the news of the sudden death of Mrs. Marie Berry, wife of Arthur L. Berry. Not many knew that she was seriously ill and even the watchers at the bedside did not give up hope until late in the evening. She passed away at 8:30.
So short a time a wife leaving behind her an infant son, born Nov. 27, and so devoted to a husband, a mother, a sister and brother, and a wide circle of friends, her death seems one of the saddest possible.
Marie Francis Berry was born June 22, 1872, in Xenia, O., where her family were well known, her Grandfather having been President of the Theological Seminary of the U. P. church there for many years and her father, W. H. Wilson, having died there. Her mother, Mrs. M. A. Wilson, removed to Omaha, Neb. in 1888. Marie attended the Neb. State Normal School and began teaching in 1892. Mrs. Wilson accepting the position of matron of the Asylum at this place in Jan. of '93, Marie followed her mother here in March and taught school that spring. In the fall she entered the store of W. B. Berry & Son and on Oct. 24, 1894 was married to the Junior member of that firm, A. L. Berry. Mr. Berry came to Clarinda in 1868, and no young man stands higher in religious, business or social circles or enjoys the confidence and respect of the public in general than "Arthur."
Mrs. Berry shared her husband's popularity in full, as he shared hers, and the home so recently made so full of love and devotion, was indeed a pleasant spot in this vale of tears.
In order, seemingly, to make this home perfect, a little son was given it Nov. 27th and then the heavenly Father took the mother to Himself that the heart of that home might always be in heaven!
She leaves one sister, Mrs. Leroy Blair and one brother, Howard Wilson, both of Chicago, but who have united here and are pleasantly known in addition to those already mentioned to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith and I. C. Rankin. The casket was "covered with flowers," roses, lilies, smilax and ferns, all most beautiful. The choir, Prof., Mrs. and Miss McCutchan and Jno. Keener rendered the song of the spirit exquisitely. The pall bearers, W. B., C. L. and L. V. Berry, W. A. Henderson, H. R. Spry and W. B. Shoemaker bore the casket forth and we laid her away, while listening to the voice of God, "Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe in me. In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

[BLACK, GRACE WESTCOTT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 7, 1918
Mrs. S. C. Black – Mrs. Grace Black, wife of Rev. S. [amuel] Charles Black, pastor of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church, Toledo, O., died of acute pneumonia in Toledo, Monday evening, Feb. 4, 1918. Her death was without warning to Mrs. Black's relatives in Clarinda, her former home. The telegram received here announcing her death caused both surprise and deep regret. The remains of Mrs. Black are expected to arrive in Clarinda today. Interment is to be in the Clarinda city cemetery tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a. m. The remains are accompanied by the husband and members of his church in Toledo. Mrs. Black's maiden name was Westcott. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Robert R. Westcott and was born in Clarinda about forty-five years ago. She was married in this city, Dec. 6, 1892, to S. [amuel] Charles Black, her father being the officiating minister. Her father died Jan. 11, 1897. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, William, a soldier in the United States army in France and Robert, age 3 years. Her mother, living in Toledo and Mrs. Black's brother, E. B. Wescott, in Clarinda, also survive. The mother has been making her home with Mrs. Black and stays in Toledo, taking care of her little grandson, Robert, while Mr. Black comes with the remains of his wife, Mrs. Westcott being unable to undertake the journey. Many friends here sympathized with the bereaved relatives over the demise of a highly respected woman who as a girl grew up in this city.

[BLACK, GRACE WESTCOTT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 14, 1918
Mrs. Grace Black – The remains of Mrs. Grace Black, wife of Rev. S. [amuel] Charles Black, whose death at Toledo, O., was reported in The Journal of last week, arrived in Clarinda last Thursday night accompanied by Mr. Black and George L. Heaton, a Toledo business man and a member of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mr. Black is the pastor. The remains were taken to the home of the brother of the deceased, E. B. Westcott, at which home at 10 o'clock Friday morning prayer was offered by Rev. D. S. Curry after which the remains were taken to the Clarinda city cemetery. Following another prayer at the grave by Mr. Curry interment took place. The pallbearers were G. L. Gillespie, Hugh Miller, G. Wm. Richardson, H. F. Jones, Walter Cramer and G. G. Graff. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Black at the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church in Toledo, Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, conducted by Toledo ministers.

[BLACK, HELEN WESTCOTT]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1895
Little Helen, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rev. Chas. Black, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 1895, at their home in Kewanee, Ill., after a brief illness, aged 1 year, 8 months and 6 days. The heartbroken parents have the sympathy of all over the loss of their first and only babe. The remains were brought to this city and the funeral took place yesterday at 2:30 p. m. from the home of Rev. R. R. Westcott, conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith.

[BLACK, HELEN WESTCOTT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
Taken Home.
Two weeks ago last Tuesday Mrs. Rev. S.[amuel] C. [harles] Black left here for her home at Kewanee, Illinois, accompanied by her sweet little daughter, Helen, and last Wednesday morning they returned. But what a sad change had taken place. When they went away little Helen was in robust health and the joy and pride of all who knew her, but only the mortal clay returned for the angelic spirit had taken its flight to the home beyond and the heart broken parents are left to mourn. Helen was one year and eight months old and died from an attack of membranous croup. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith at the home of Mrs. Black's parents, Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Westcott. The music was furnished by a quartette of Mrs. Black's young friends, consisting of Misses Anna Burrows and Mertie Hooper and Mrs. Honens and Mrs. W. L. Pederson with Mrs. Loranz at the piano. The pall bearers Messrs. Ed Westcott, D. G. Sutherland, Chas. Butler and O. M. Cook. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers in the casket. The remarks of Dr. Smith were very comforting to the mourning ones for he assured them that the loved one was only gone before and that she was not lost but rather saved. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

[BLACK, HELEN WESTCOTT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
Helen Black – Another home mourns the loss of a pretty little face and a cheery voice. Helen Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. [amuel] C. [harles] Black, died of membranous croups in Kewanee, Ill., Tuesday morning at 7:15, age 1 years, 8 months and 6 days. The little one's uncle, E. B. Westcott, went over to Kewanee the night before her death, on account of her serious illness and accompanied the bereaved parents and the remains to Clarinda, where the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, at the home of Mrs. Black's parents, Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Westcott. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, D. D., who offered prayer, read the Scriptures and made a short talk suited to the sad occasion. The music was by Mrs. W. L. Pedersen, Mrs. H. H. Honens, and Misses Annie Burrows and Mertie Hooper. The bearers were Messrs. D. G. Sutherland, O. M. Cook, E. B. Westcott and C. F. Butler. The unfortunate parents have many friends here to sympathize with them in their great sorrow. The four grandparents of the little one reside here, Rev. and Mrs. R. R. Westcott and Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Black. Other relatives are also here. The sorrowing father is located at Kewanee, Ill., as pastor of the Presbyterian church. Himself and wife will remain here over Sunday.
The Des Moines Capital of Tuesday evening said of the death of little Helen Black: "Lafayette Young and family received a telegram this afternoon from Kewanee, Ill., from Rev. S. C. Black, announcing the death of that place of their darling baby Helen. She died at 7:15 this morning of membranous croup. The interment will be at Clarinda. Baby Helen was about 1 year and 6 months old and a lovelier child was never born. She was not only beautiful but perfect. Her death is not only a crushing blow to the young parents but comes with untold sorrow to many hearts in Des Moines. Death plays havoc with human hopes and human hearts at times—ending hopes and bruising hearts mercilessly. The bereaved parents will have widespread sympathy in time of sorrow.

[CHRISTY, MARTHA IRVIN "MATTIE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 28, 1896
COLLEGE SPRINGS - The remains of Miss Mattie Chreste [Christy] were interred in the Maple Hill Cemetery Saturday. She was but 14 years of age, yet consumption had done its awful work. She and her mother have been living about four miles west of here at the home of Mr. Irvin. Someone has said that "The Lord favors those whom he calls early to dwell with him."

[CHRISTY, MARTHA IRVIN "MATTIE"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 31, 1896
COIN - Miss Mattie Christy died at the home of her uncle, Ed Irwin, Jan. 23, 1896, age 14 years. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. W. H. Shipman officiating, and the remains were interred in the College Springs cemetery. Her mother has the sympathy of the entire community in this affliction.

[CHRISTY, MARY ANN IRVIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 29, 1907
COIN – Mrs. Christy died at her home one mile east of Coin Tuesday evening at ten o'clock. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at the Methodist church.

[CHRISTY, MARY ANN IRVIN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 13, 1907
Mrs. Mary Ann Christy, widow of Andrew Christy, who died near Coin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1907, had been an invalid for several years. She was born in Ireland and died at the age of 48 years. She was buried at College Springs.

[CLABAUGH, FREDDIE, 1896- 1896]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1896
YORKTOWN – Dr. and Mrs. S. L. Clabaugh were called to mourn the death of their infant babe at 11 o'clock Tuesday night. They have the sympathy of all.

[CLABAUGH, FREDDIE, 1896- 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 31, 1896
YORKTOWN – Died, at Yorktown, Jan. 28, the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. Claubaugh [Clabaugh]. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, and the body was laid at rest in the Summit cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

[CLABAUGH, FREDDIE, 1896- 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 4, 1896
YORKTOWN – the little infant son of Dr. Clabaugh's was taken away Tuesday evening and was laid to rest in the Summit cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
A bud the Gardner gave us,
    A pure and lovely child.
He gave it to our keeping,
    To cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening,
    To the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly Gardner,
    And took our child away.

[CLABAUGH, SYLVESTER LOUIS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1932
YORKTOWN – Mrs. J. C. Maupin, with her son Howard and wife of Clarinda, drove to Essex Sunday to attend the funeral services of her brother-in-law, Dr. Clabaugh. A number from this vicinity drove to Gravity where the second service was held. Burial at Gravity.

[CLABAUGH, SYLVESTER LOUIS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1932
DALLAS TWP. – Dallas Township, Oct. 4 – Thirty-five of the Clabaugh relatives spent Sunday night at the Floyd Maley [Morley] home. There were on their way home from attending the funeral of Dr. Clabaugh who passed away at Essex. Among these relatives were Mr. and Mrs. George Clabaugh of Fairbury, Nebr. and their nephew, Arza Clabaugh, of Nebraska.

[CLARK, GRANVILLE ALEXANDER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1924
Granville Clark - Granville Alexander Clark, who has been a resident of Page County, Iowa over a half century, passed to his reward on Friday evening August 1, 1924. He was the oldest son of John and Eliza Clark, and was born in Grant County, Indiana, October 26, 1861. His age at the time of his death was 62 years, 9 months, and 6 days.
On March 21, 1872, he came with his parents to Page County, Iowa where they located on a farm three miles west of Braddyville, living there until August 28, 1884, when he was married to Miss Lora L. McCord. They began housekeeping on a farm one half mile south of his father's home.
Ten children were born to this union, five of whom died early in life. He leaves to mourn his departure, Mrs. Louie McCown of Braddyville; Mrs. Alice Blackford of Burlington Junction, Missouri; Mrs. Alta Bishop of Elmo, Missouri, Mrs. Winona Stanton of College Springs; one son Elmer Clark of Blanchard; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Peery of College Springs; one brother, Arthur Clark of Braddyville and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Clark was converted in a meeting held in the old Methodist Episcopal Church of College Springs under the pastorate of Rev. H. H. Barton, in 1895, and was baptized and united with the same church of which he remained a member until 1904, when his membership was transferred to the Braddyville Methodist Episcopal Church. A few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and younger children moved from the farm to their property they purchased in south College Springs and in 1920 his membership was again transferred to College Springs where the deceased was still a member at the time of his death.
Mr. Clark was a quiet, inoffensive citizen, a faithful, devoted husband, a tender and loving father and a good neighbor and friend.
For several years he has been in declining health and he well knew that the end would soon come.
He will be greatly missed by a large circle of relatives, neighbors, and friends.
The funeral service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon, August 3, 1924, at 2:30 o'clock and was conducted by the Rev. Charles Clark Smith of Oklahoma, a former pastor, who was visiting in the community.
Interment was made in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

[CLARK, GRANVILLE ALEXANDER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1924
BUCHANAN CENTER – Aug. 4 – Mr. Arthur Clark was called to College Springs Friday morning on account of the serious illness of his brother, Mr. Granville Clark. He passed away Friday evening at 7:15. Mr. Clark's funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home.

[CLARK, GRANVILLE ALEXANDER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1924
NORWICH – Mrs. Arthur Smith attended the funeral of her brother-in-law Granville Clark near College Springs Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at College Springs.

[CLARK, GRANVILLE'S DAUGHTER, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 19, 1895
It is with sadness we announce the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Clark. The child died the 11th, inst.; she was suddenly taken seriously ill the evening before and died the next morning.

[CLARK, LORA LORENE MCCORD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1946
Mrs. Lora Lorene Clark - Lora Lorene McCord was born September 16, 1865 in College Springs, Iowa and departed this life November 28, 1946 at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 12 days in the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Stanton, which is just one block west of her birthplace.
She was united in marriage to Granville Alexander Clark August 28, 1884, who preceded her in death August 2, 1924. To this union ten children were born. Six preceding her in death, five of them in infancy. The only son, Elmer Clark died March 1, 1928 at the age of 26.
The following daughters survive; Mrs. John Blackford of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Mrs. Pearl McCowen of Chillicothe, Missouri; Mrs. E. J. Bishop of Elmo, Missouri, and Mrs. Warren Stanton of College Spring, Iowa. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Holly Ecker of Elmo, Mrs. Ada Clark of Shenandoah, and Frank McCord of College Springs.
There are sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Methodist Church of College Springs and had spent her entire life here excepting a few months in Kansas.
Services were held Saturday, November 30, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Rev. John Nye, pastor, was in charge of the rites. Those in charge of flowers were Mrs. Newell Christensen, Mrs. Alice Smith, and Mrs. Fred Christensen.
Music was furnished by the male quartet, Fred Christensen, Max Garrett, Herbert Lymer, and Walter Harper.
Harry McCord, Herman Clark, Orra Adkins, John Kinnman, Clark Perry, and Loran Williams were pallbearers. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

[COOK, LOTTIE, - 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 7, 1896
Miss Lottie Cook, colored, daughter of Barney Cook, died at her home six miles southwest of Clarinda, Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and the remains were buried in the cemetery of the Reformed Presbyterian church, Harlan township.

[CROSBY, CHARLES]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 1, 1895
MORTON TOWNSHIP – Charles Crosby, son of Rufus Crosby, departed this life Tuesday at 5 a. m. Deceased was born in Bureau county, Ill., and for several years had preached for the Advent Christians. He was taken ill while at work in the Master's vineyard away from home and among strangers. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the bereaved family and friends. A little less than two years since they buried a daughter. Out of a family of eight only two remain. The sermon was preached by Elder McCulloch of Red Oak. The remains were interred in Rose Hill cemetery.

[DELAP, MAHALA INGRAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 18, 1943
Rites Tuesday for Mrs Mahala Delap A Pioneer Resident
Died Saturday at Farm Home Northeast of Clarinda After Recent Illness
One of the vicinity's early settlers, Mrs. Mahala Delap, died early Sunday morning at her home northeast of Clarinda. She had observed her 93rd birthday last September 5th, 73 years of which had been lived in the same house.
The funeral is to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pruitt-Bracken funeral home. The burial will be in Clarinda cemetery by the side of her husband who died nearly twelve years ago.
Mrs Delap was Mahala Ingram before marriage to Rafe Delap on December 12, 1869. Her family had come from Tennessee in a covered wagon when she was but 5 years of age, building a log cabin in the valley not far south of the present home. After a year, they went to near Hopkins, Mo, for two years, then coming back and building the home just north of the present Delap farm.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Williams, who has been devoted in the care of both her father and mother.

[DELAP, MAHALA INGRAM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 1, 1943
Mrs. R. H. Delap – Mahala Ingram Delap, daughter of Silas and Sarah Ingram, was born in Big Creek Gap, Campbell county, Tennessee, on September 5, 1849 and died at her home three miles east of Clarinda, January 17, 1943, at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 12 days.
In the year 1854 she came with her parents in a covered wagon to Iowa where the family settled on a farm, and with the exception of 6 years she lived on this farm for 87 years. Indeed, she was a pioneer in this community.
She attended school at the log schoolhouse and later years at the Oak Grove school house and also attended religious services at the neighborhood schoolhouses back in the days when services were conducted in the home communities. She was deeply interested in the things of the Spirit. She was a student of the Bible and found comfort and help in its sacred pages.
On December 12, 1869, she was united in marriage to Ralph H Delap. To this union one daughter was born, Sarah Chloe, of Clarinda.
During her lifetime she was a wonderful neighbor and friend, giving her assistance many times to those who were in need of help. She will be greatly missed in the community where she lived so beautifully and helpfully through the many years.
She was a devoted mother. She will be missed in the home circle.
Surviving her are her daughter, Mrs Sarah Chloe Williams, and one sister, Mrs Sarah McCune of Greeley, Colo, and Mrs Emma Vin Sant Thompson of Kansas City, Mo, who is now 94 years of age. The two farms on which they lived joined.
Before she departed this life, she gave her loved ones the assurance that all was well with her and requested that her loved ones meet her on the other side.
The final services for this pioneer were held the afternoon of January 19 at the Pruitt-Bracken funeral home, Rev Charles Rowe, pastor of the Methodist church in Clarinda, being in charge. Casket bearers were C L Herren, Allen Whitehill, Charles Prigga, Milton Cooper, Percy Beery and Walter Cramer, the first three of whom had also been pallbearers at the funeral of Mr Delap about twelve years prior. Music was furnished by Mrs Helen Hall Hoskinson at the piano and a mixed quartet from the Methodist church. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery by side of her husband.

[DELAP, RALPH H.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 9, 1931
61 Years on the Same Farm
Rafe Delap Passed Away Monday Night. Funeral Thursday, at Farm Home
Unable to rally from the illness which attacked him recently, Rafe Delap passed away Monday night about 10 o'clock at his farm home northeast of Clarinda, age about ninety years, having for sixty-one years been a resident on this same farm so the neighbors say, Mr. Delap having moved here in 1876.

[DELAP, RALPH H.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1931
Ralph Delap – On Monday evening at 10 o'clock, April 6th, 1931, there ended the earth life of one of Page county's oldest settlers, as Ralph H. Delap went quietly to the invisible world. Mr. Delap was born in Big Creek Gap, Campbell county, Tennessee, on July 28, 1842 and had reached the age of 88 years, 8 months and 8 days. His father and mother were George and Phoebe Cabbage Delap, the family being descended from French and German ancestors. Mr. Delap was the last of a family of five children, three of whom reached a ripe old age.
The family came to Page county by team and wagon in 1855 and located in Nodaway township, but returned to Tennessee after a residence of one year. In 1863 he again came to this county and the second time remained but a year, when the journey was made to the sunny southland again. However, in December 1865 he came back to Iowa and to Page county where his home has been ever since.
On December 12, 1869, he was married to Mahala Ingram, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Ingram, who were also pioneers of Page county. To them was given one child, Sarah Chloe, who with her mother, are the bereaved survivors. In those days of the past when religious services were held at schoolhouses, Mr. Delap was a very interested attendant and was open minded to the truth as the Gospel was preached. In his last years he expressed his full confidence in Jesus Christ as his Saviour. He looked forward to the permanent home in heaven where all his were to be gathered together.
For twenty years or more he was school director and always took an active part in the schools of his district.
Funeral services held Thursday afternoon at the home, were conducted by the Methodist pastor, Dr. D. J. Shenton, interment being in Clarinda cemetery. The pall bearers were Allen Whitehill, Charles Richards, Charles Prigge, Ernest G. Strong, Roy Herren and John Douthit, neighbors or old friends of deceased.
Present at the funeral from out of town were Kenneth and Joe Rogers from near Clearmont, Richard Parnell from Clearmont, Mr. and Mrs. West Tucker of Burlington Jct., Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ingram and Mrs. Will Ingram from Bedford.
The passing of Ralph Delap recalled early days in this section of country. Before the coming of Mr. Delap, trekking across country in 1855, came the Ingram family, in 1854, Mrs. Delap having come with her parents in the same way, travelling in covered wagons drawn by either horses or oxen, from Tennessee, across lower Illinois to Warsaw, then by slow stages to southwestern Iowa, where the subsequent life of these early pioneers and their descendants has been spent, helping to make this country what it is today.

[DELNO, MABLE DUNN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 1, 1895
Mrs. Frank Delno died at her home in Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 24, after an illness of several months. She was a victim of consumption. Mrs. Delno was 25 years of age and was married about four years ago. Before her marriage she was a member of the Marie Kinzie Theater company, which filled an engagement at the Silurian pavilion. Her stage name was Miss Mable Dunn. She was prominent in state work and greatly admired. Mrs. Delno leaves a husband and two small children, the oldest, a little girl aged 3 years. The deceased was a resident of Clarinda for a number of years and is a niece of W. A. Frazier and Emery Dunn of this city.

[DOWNING, WILLIAM, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 27 1895
HEPBURN – We are sorry to hear of the death of Wm. Downing who used to live here; he died at his parents' home in Missouri.

[ENGLEMAN, SARAH RANCK]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
COIN – J. [ohn] A. Engleman received a telegram announcing the death of his mother Monday at her home at Constantine, Mich.

[ERICKSON, BERTIE, MRS., 1814 – 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 1, 1895
Aged Woman Dies Suddenly. Mrs. Erickson Passes Away at Hepburn—the Coroner Called in the Matter.
Mrs. Bertie Erickson was sitting at a stove Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Peter Leeden [Leden], at Hepburn. She was smoking a pipe when the family left the house. After about one-half hour's absence from the house they returned, finding her dead. She was nearly 82 years of age. The family thought it best to have the coroner, so Dr. N. L. San Sandt, the county coroner, and Sheriff Lewis Akin yesterday visited the place where she died, and the doctor, after investigating the case, concluded that the death was a natural one, from heart failure. The woman's chin was burned and her nose bruised, indicating that she had fallen on the stove.

[ERICKSON, BERTIE, MRS., 1814 – 1895]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 7, 1895
HEPBURN – Wednesday morning our city was startled by the news that one of our inhabitants had dropped dead. Mrs. Ericson had not risen when Grandfather and Grandmother Ladene went out to work. When Mrs. Ladene came in about 10 o'clock as soon as she opened the door she saw Mrs. E. where she had fallen over on the stove. She was so frightened she ran out and aroused the neighbors. Mrs. Corlson was called immediately but told them her death had been instantaneous. The coroner came up Thursday morning and pronounced the cause of her death to have been heart failure. Mrs. Erickson was born in Sweden in 1814. She joined the Swedish Methodist church when but a girl and remained faithful to the same until her death which occurred Oct. 30, '05. The funeral services were held at the home of Peter Ladene on Thursday at 12 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Shipman. She was buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

[FOSTER, ELIZABETH MCKINNEY]
Atlantic Weekly Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa), Wednesday, November 13, 1895
Mrs. G. W. Foster was born Dec. 31, 1816 and married her husband in December 1835, was the mother of five children, two of whom are now living. She was a member of the Church of Christ at the time of her death which took place at Clarinda, Page county, and the remains were brought overland yesterday and buried today from her residence on Spruce street, S. P. Telford officiating.

[FOSTER, ELIZABETH MCKINNEY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
Died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Dan Wallace, two and one-half miles northeast of Clarinda, Nov. 10, 1895, Mrs. G. W. Foster, aged 78 years, 10 months and 10 days. Mrs. Foster's husband died on the Gulf of Mexico where he was a soldier. She leaves two children, Mrs. Dan Wallace of this place and James M. Foster of Spring View, Nebraska. The remains were taken to Alliance, Iowa, for burial.
[Note: The same notice was published in the Atlantic Daily Telegraph, November 12, 1895.]

[GILMER, CORA AMOSA CUTTER]
Frankfort Index (Frankfort, Kansas), Thursday, February 20, 1947
Mrs. Cora A. Gilmer, 78, died January 29th at her home in Topeka. She was born in Page County, Iowa, September 4th, 1869, and lived in Frankfort 25 years, going to Topeka about a year ago.
She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors are a son, R. C. Gilmer of Thayer; two daughters, Mrs. John B. Odum of Valdosta, Ga., and Miss Clara Gilmer of the home; two grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral and burial services were held at Shenandoah, Iowa.

[GILMER, JAMES CALVIN]
Frankfort Index (Frankfort, Kansas), Thursday, October 12, 1944
J. C. Gilmer Dead
J. [ames] C. [alvin] Gilmer, well known Frankfort man, passed away at his home on East Second Street Friday morning, October 6th, following a short illness. He was 82 years old and had been a resident of this community 26 years. He has a host of friends throughout this part of the county who will regret to learn of his death.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Odum of Valdosta, Ga., and Miss Clara Gilmer of Fowler, Colorado; one son, R. C. Gilmer of Thayer, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Flora Lyons, of Tarpon Springs, Florida and a number of other relatives who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Funeral services were held at the Padden Chapel Sunday afternoon, and burial was made in the Hill Cemetery near Shenandoah, Iowa.

[GILMER, JAMES CALVIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1944
COIN – Graveside funeral services were held at the Snowhill cemetery Monday afternoon for Talvin [Calvin] Gilmore [Gilmer], a former resident of this community. The Gilmores have made their home at Frankfort, Kans. for some years. The wife of the decedent is the former Cora Cutter, sister of Dave and Will Cutter of this vicinity.

[GILMER, JAMES CALVIN]
Frankfort Index (Frankfort, Kansas), Thursday, October 19, 1944
James Calvin Gilmer was born in Hancock County, Illinois, Jan. 6, 1862. He departed this life October 6, 1944, at his home in Frankfort, at the age of 82 years and nine months.
He was united in marriage to Cora A. Cutter in Page County, Iowa, July 4, 1889. This union was blessed by the coming of four children, of whom one, Mary Amelia, died in childhood.
Surviving close relatives include his widow; one son, R. C. Gilmer of Thayer, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Odum of Valdosta, Georgia and Clara, teaching at Fowler, Colorado; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Flora Lyons of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; other more distant relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. Gilmer was a faithful workman and a loyal husband and father. The family moved to Frankfort 26 years ago and he has made a wide circle of friends here who knew him as being completely trustworthy in everything he undertook. He was a member of the Methodist church here for over 25 years and his profession of faith goes back to his early life.
Funeral services were held at the Padden Chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wright M. Horton. Appropriate hymns were sung by Mrs. B. D. Warren and Mrs. Paul M. Padden, accompanied by Elinore Smith.
The body was taken to Shenandoah, Iowa, Monday, where it was interred in the old family lot in the Snow Hill Cemetery, some miles southeast of that city.

[GILMER, MARY, 1892 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 7, 1896
NORWICH – Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore [Gilmer] were called to mourn the death of their little daughter, Tuesday morning. She was buried Tuesday evening in the Snowhill cemetery near Coin.

[GILMER, MARY, 1892 – 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 11, 1896
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Gilmore [Gilmer], living on G. H. Ferris' farm, had the grievous misfortune to lose a little child last week with diphtheria. Another child is said to be very low with the dread disease. The parents recently came in from the West. The writer is not familiar with the surroundings and have not the details as we would like. We believe these are the ony cases of diphtheria in the vicinity of Norwich.

[GILMER, MARY, 1892 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 14, 1896
BINGHAM – We were shocked to hear that J. [ames] C. [alvin] Gilmer's little daughter, Mary, was buried Tuesday evening. Cause of death, first reported typhoid fever, but later we understand diptheria was the cause and Wednesday their remaining child, a little boy, was very low from the same disease. May the Lord comfort and sustain them through this their hour of trial and help them to say, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

[GOFF, PERRY L., -1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 3, 1896
Perry L. Goff, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Goff, died Monday morning at the home of his parents in this city, of congestion of the lungs, age 6 months and 21 days. The burial was Tuesday at the Summit cemetery, north of Yorktown.
[Note: This death notice was also published in the Clarinda Journal, January 10, 1896.]

[GOOD, LULU BEATRICE ALLEN]
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri), Wednesday, September 27, 1950
The family of Mrs. Lulu Good were called to her bedside Saturday. She passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Wilson and services were held for her Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church. Burial was in the Laclede cemetery.

[GRAY, FRANK L., 1868 – 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 14, 1896
Frank Gray, of Blue Springs, neb., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gray of this city, died Sunday evening of pneumonia and was buried at that place today. He was 26 years of age, was born and raised in Clarinda. He leaves a wife and one child.

[GRAY, FRANK L., 1868 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 17, 1896
Frank Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gray, was born in Clarinda, Ia., April 24, 1868; died of typhoid-pneumonia near Blue Springs, Neb., Jan. 12, 1896, age 28 years. Frank moved to Nebraska eight years ago and settled near Blue Springs. Five years ago he was married to Miss Lucy Turner. The devoted and loving wife, with one bright little boy of 4 years old, now mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and a devoted father. But we do not mourn as those who have no hope, for he died in the triumph of a living faith and we hope to meet again in the sweet bye and bye. Frank was an industrious, honest man. He was esteemed and respected by all who knew him for his many good traits of character. His remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of citizens, his funeral procession being one of the largest ever in the county in which he lived. He has gone out from our midst but we will not forget him.  [Poem not transcribed.]
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, January 17, 1896.]

[GRIFFEY, FLORENCE A.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 15, 1895
Died, Nov. 11th, of diphtheria, Florence, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Griffey, aged 4 years, 11 months and 1 day. Death has visited this family three times in less than two years, claiming two sons and a daughter. The family have the sympathy of the neighborhood in general.

[GRIFFITH, CHARLES' CHILD, - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 15, 1895
A 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffith, three miles west of Clarinda, died Monday of diptheria. Another daughter, age 14 years, has recovered from the same dread disease.


[HANDYSIDE, CAL, - 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
CORNER SPOT - Word has been received that Cal Handyside, formerly of this place, but lately of Kansas, died on the 2d of Jan. 1896 from the effects of a broken limb.

[HARDEE, GEORGE WASHINGTON "WASH", - 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 7, 1895
Mr. Washington Hardee, one of the oldest residents of this county, died at his home in Buchanan township, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1895, at the advanced age of 75 years. For over forty-five years Mr. Hardee has been a resident of Page county, coming here with his brother Wm. Hardee when white settlers were very scarce and the whole country a vast prairie in its wild and native state, and by hard labor and strict economy succeeded in securing a fair share of this world's goods in the rapid development of the country since that time. The funeral took place at 11 o'clock this forenoon from the late residence and his remains laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.
[Note: The correct death date is November 6, 1895. His replacement headstone gives his death date as November 18, 1896.]

[HARDEE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, "WASH" - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 8, 1895
One of the eldest residents of Buchanan township, W. Hardee, died Wednesday. Deceased was 75 years of age.

[HARDEE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, "WASH" - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 15, 1895
G. [eorge] W. [ashington] Hardee died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at his home in Buchanan township, age 75 years and 1 month. The deceased was a native of Ohio. He removed to Buchanan township in the spring of 1849. He had been a member of the Christian church for thirty-eight years. The burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[HARDEE, JOHN ALEXANDER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 20, 1938
Former Siam Man Succumbs at Bedford
Siam (Special) – John Alexander Hardee, son of G [eorge] W [ashington] and Kiziah Hardee, was born near Siam May 12, 1858, and passed away Jan 11 at the County Home near Bedford. He was one of a family of 10 children. The parents and six sisters and brothers preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Scott Thomas of Bedford and Mrs. Thomas Laycox of Hinsdale, Montana, and one brother Josiah Hardee of Corning. He was a member of the church of Christ at Siam and a good neighbor and friend.
Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the County Home conducted by Rev W D Thomas of Bedford and burial at cemetery at that place.

[HARDEE, KEZIAH I. TOMLINSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, March 30, 1906
BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP – Mrs. Wash Hardee living northwest of Siam died last Monday in her 78th years. The funeral was conducted by Will O. Hutchings of Clarinda, at the Oak Grove church which was to be at 11 o'clock last Wednesday morning but on account of the conditions of the roads was detained until 4:30. Her remains were laid away in Shearer cemetery.

[HARDEE, KEZIAH I. TOMLINSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 6, 1906
Kesiah Tomlinson was born March 17, 1828. In her eighteenth year she was united in marriage to George W. [ashington] Hardee in Page county. They moved to a farm two or three miles northwest of Siam, where her husband died a number of years ago. To them were born ten children, four of whom are living. Since the death of her husband the mother has lived with her son, John, on the old home farm, where she died March 26, 1906. Mrs. Hardee had been a member of the Christian church for forty-eight years, she having united with that body under the preaching of Elder Joseph Peregrine at Siam. Brief funeral services were held at the Oak Grove church in Buchanan township, Wednesday, March 28, Will O. Hutchings of Clarinda officiating. The interment was in the Shearer cemetery.
[Note: Variant spellings of her maiden name include Thomison, Tomison, Thomason and Tomilson. Her Iowa State death certificate gives the maiden name as Tomlinson.]

[HECKERT, FRANK]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
Frank Heckert, landlord of the Johnson house, Red Oak, died Monday morning at his hotel, after an illness of three or four weeks, age about 32 years. He was one of Red Oak's best citizens and his death is widely mourned. His wife died about one and one-half years ago. Two little children are now left without father or mother. They are not old enough to fully realize their loss and an affecting scene was the two little ones placing flowers in the hand and laying them against the neck of their father, to take to their dead mother. The funeral was held Wednesday in the dining room and office of the hotel. Mr. Heckert had a brother, Henry Heckert, who was formerly a clerk in Clarinda at the store of Isidore Weil.

[HENDERSON, MARY JANE STONE HARDEE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
Died, at her home in Braddyville, Ia., Jan. 19, 1896, Mrs. Stewart Henderson, age 59 years, 7 months and 13 days. After months, weeks and days of suffering so terrible that she told the writer that tongue could not tell, nor pen write, the pain, misery and suffering that she had so patiently endured since she first commenced treatment for the cancer, to say nothing about the suffering before that time, all of which she bore so patiently and meekly, waiting until the Saviour called her home to meet loved ones on that bright and happy shore where sorrow, sickness, pain and parting are unknown. During her sickness she seemed reconciled to her fate and talked about dying and said that she was only going home. She requested that Rev. Harris of Clearmont, Mo., pronounce the last words over her remains, as he was a special friend of hers, whom she had known since he was a babe and often had held him upon her knee. She could say with the poet of old,
"Weep not, weep not, my friend for me,
For I soon shall be from pain and sorrow free."
As requested, Rev. Harris preached the funeral sermon, which was a very appropriate and impressive one. He spoke of the weakness of man compared with the powers of God, that we are born to die, for God has said, "The wages of sin is death." He spoke kind and sympathizing words to the bereaved family and pointed them to God who alone can heal the broken and wounded heart. The church was filled by the sympathizing friends to hear the last words and take a last look at our friend and neighbor who has been with us for a number of years, who was always ready and willing to share the joys and sorrows of others. We all deeply feel our loss and to the husband and children of our friend we offer our sincerest sympathy in this their dark hours of sorrow and trust that they and we, her friends, may so live that we may meet in that bright and happy home above, an unbroken family, an unbroken band, and clasp glad hands with those who have already crossed the dark river of death and that we may say with the psalmist of old, "Though I walk through the valley and shadow of death I will fear no evil." And now, with a feeling that our loss is heaven's gain, we will bring this to a close. [Poem not transcribed.]  A Friend.

[HENDERSON, MARY JANE STONE HARDEE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
Mrs. Mary Jane Henderson whose sickness has been mentioned, expired Sunday the 19th at 8:30 p. m. She had been only just alive for several days and her death was looked for at any time—yet when the Dread Messenger came and took one that had been known here so long our whole community was saddened and felt the severe pangs of a friend gone to rest, free from the toils, trials and vexations of this life. Her funeral on the 21st was very largely attended. For miles they came to pay their last respects to the departed one. The services was conducted by Rev. Harris of the Christian church of Clearmont. An able and impressive discourse was given at the M. E. Church, after which the vast congregation followed the remains to the silent city of the dead, there to await the Trumpet Call at the last Great Day with saddened hearts as they wended their way homeward. Mrs. Henderson was 59 ½ years old and leaves a husband and five own children and two stepchildren to mourn her loss. They will miss her.
Yes they'll miss her,
    As the days and nights go by,
And they know her when they see her,
     In that home beyond the sky.
The family have the deepest sympathy of all in their hour of affliction.

[HILL, DOLA THOMPSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 12, 1921
Mrs. Walter W. Hill – this morning brought a letter from Walter W. Hill to his friend, Orville C. Greene, in this city, informing him of the death of Mrs. Hill. Mr. Hill writes that his wife died Sunday, May 8, 1921 at 8 a. m. at their temporary home, 935 South Flower street, Los Angeles, Calif., and that there would be cremation services Tuesday, May 10. The late Mrs. Hill's maiden name was Dola Thompson. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Thompson of Clarinda and the early years of her married life were spent in this city. After Mr. Hill retired from the office of county recorder of Page county, he and Mrs. Hill moved to Denver, Colo., where they went to Los Angeles. Mrs. Hill had not had very good health for years and it is the impression here that she was affected with tubercular trouble. She was a woman of refinement and culture and will be remembered here as having been a highly valued member of Clarinda social life and citizenship. Many friends here will regret to learn of her demise and will sincerely sympathize with the bereaved husband.

[HILL, ROBERT J.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 3, 1895
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Miss Kate Hill recently received the sad news of her brother's death at Colfax, Iowa. She is attending the funeral and Miss Franc Lymer is taking her place in the school.

[HILL, WARREN THOMPSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 19, 1895
Died, Monday morning, Nov. 18, about 8:30, Warren Thompson, infant son of Walter W. and Dola Thompson Hill, of lung fever. Little Warren was about nine months old and was the joy and hope of the home and will be missed more than can be understood by those who never experienced a like sorrow. The funeral was at the home this afternoon aft 2 o'clock conducted by Dr. Smith. The Herald extends to Mr. Hill and wife heart-felt sympathy in this hour of affliction.

[HILL, WARREN THOMPSON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Hill were called to mourn the death of their infant babe, Warren, Monday Nov. 18, 1895 from pneumonia after a brief illness, aged 10 months and 4 days. Thus, the Reaper Death has invaded another home and taken therefrom the first beloved darling child of these young parents. They have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from their residence in west Clarinda, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith and the little laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[HILL, WARREN THOMPSON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1895
Judge Macey adjourned district court Tuesday afternoon on account of the death of Mr. and Mrs. W.[alter] W. Hill's infant babe, Mr. Hill being deputy clerk of the courts.

[HILL, WARREN THOMPSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
Warren Thompson Hill – When The Journal went to press last week it appeared that the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Hill was on the road to recovery and the marked improvement in his condition was noted in these columns. Later the little one grew weaker and Monday morning at 7:45 o'clock his earthly life was ended, the passing away being calm and peaceful as though he was going to sleep. The child's full name was Warren Thompson Hill. The middle name, Thompson, was his mother's maiden name, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Thompson of Denver, Col., formerly of this city. Warren was 10 months and 5 days of age at the time of his death. He was a bright and lovable little child, whose going out from the household to the grave is a great sorrow and irreparable loss to the devoted parents. In their bereavement they have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, D. D., pastor of the Presbyterian church. The funeral flowers, all white, were tender tributes of respect from the ladies of the P. E. O. society and other friends. During the service the casket occupied a position in the room in front of the bay window. The casket was trimmed with smilax and buried in a bank of chrysanthemums, tea roses, pinks, daisies and carnations, all of them, as suggested, being white. Back of the casket was a stand with large fern and a white chrysanthemum plant in full bloom. Above the stand and back of the casket, festoons of smilax hung from the windows. The floral decorations were very tastefully arranged, and most appropriate. Dr. Smith's remarks were peculiarly appropriate to the occasion. The hymns were sung by a male quartet composed of Messrs. S. W. Hurlbut, F. N. Tomlinson, E. G. McCutchan and R. U. McClenahan and were "Nearer My God to Thee," "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," and a most touching and tender, sweet lullaby, "Sleep, My Little One, Sleep." The bearers were Messrs. W. B. Shoemaker, Frank Blair, Clarence Blair and C. L. Berry. Judge N. W. Macy thoughtfully and appropriately adjourned the district court during the funeral, the bereaved father being the deputy clerk of the court, and the obsequies were attended by the judge, members of the bar, and Mr. Hill's associates from the several county offices in the building. In his casket, the little one, fair and sweet in life, looked natural and life-like to those who saw the features for the last time before his burial.

[INGRAM, DAVID FRANKLIN]
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona), Tuesday, February 6, 1945
Retired Farmer Dies At Glendale
GLENDALE, Feb. 5—David F. Ingram, 93 years old January 16, died yesterday in the home of his son, Roscoe R. Ingram, west of Glendale on Lateral 21.
A native of Big Gap, Tenn., Mr. Ingram came to Arizona in 1911 from New Mexico and continued his vocation of farming until 1940, when ill health compelled him to retire.
Funeral services will be held from the First Church of the Nazarene, Peoria, at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, and will be conducted by the Rev. I. N. Ellis, pastor. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Park. His son is the only close relative Mr. Ingram leaves.

[INGRAM, SILAS]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1896
Silas Ingram died at his home northeast of the city Monday, Feb. 17, 1896, aged 82 years. Has been sick some time from kidney trouble but pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death. The family wish to thank the many friends for their valuable assistance during his sickness.

[INGRAM, SILAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
BOUNDARY GROVE – Silas Ingram, an old resident of Page county, died at his home, Monday evening, at 6 o'clock. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Rawlings schoolhouse.
[Note: The same notice appeared in the Clarinda Herald, February 21, 1896.]

[INGRAM, SILAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
The death of Silas Ingram, noted by the Journal Boundary Grove correspondent, removes from Page county one of its oldest and best respected citizens—a noble gentleman. Mr. Ingram resided on section 28, Nodaway township. He was born Aug. 10, 1814, in Scott county, Va., and died Feb. 17, 1896, in the 82d year of his age. He spent his early youth on a farm and at the age of 14 years started to learn the tanner's trade, which he followed until he came to Iowa. At 18 he moved to Tennessee and was married in Campbell county, that state, in 1843, to Miss Sarah Hampton, a native of Tennessee, born in 1820. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram resided there until 1854 when, with five other families, they came to Page county, Ia., enduring the hardships and experiences of pioneer life in those days. Mr. Ingram settled one-fourth of a mile south of his late home, built a log cabin and set about making a home. He furnished his family with meat by killing wild game. Thinking he might better his condition he removed to Nodaway county, Mo., but after two years he returned to his present location. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram had a family of nine children, six of whom are now living, Laben S., Mahala, wife of Ralph Delap, William, and Sarah, wife of David McCune, David Franklin, Eva M., wife of J. [ames] S. Nace. He was raised a Methodist and believed in the teaching and government of that church. It has been well said of him, "He was a genuine pioneer and claims our respect and admiration. He has reared a family an ornament to any community. The bereaved family return thanks to all who rendered kindly service during his illness and at the time of his death.

[JAMES, HARVEY M.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
BLANCHARD - Died, Jan. 17, 1896, Harvey M. James, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. James of Blanchard, of consumption, age 21 years, 4 months and 21 days. He has been a sufferer of consumption for about two years. He united with the M. E. church when 10 years of age, and has lived a consistent Christian life, being found at his post in all the works of the church and regularly attended church and Sabbath school as long as he was able to attend. Three years ago, he went to St. Joseph Mo., to attend college, looking strong and healthy as though he had a long life to live. After attending college about one year his health began to fail him, then he went to work on a ranch near Hamburg, thinking outdoor work might improve his health but as it continued to fail to a considerable extent he came home in May, last, and about the middle of July he and his father went to Santa Fe, N. M. for the benefit of his health. But after being there about two months and receiving no benefit they returned to Blanchard. Drs. Headings and Wallace of St. Joseph attended him but to no avail. Soon after returning from New Mexico he was confined to his bed, dwindling to a mere skeleton but being rational all of the time; his last days were days of joy and comfort to the bereft. He would talk of the goodness of God and of the bright prospects he had of meeting brothers and sisters who had gone before and especially the last two days, when he exhorted his parents and one brother and one sister, who are left to mourn the loss of a true and loving son and brother, to each live a true Christian life so that they could one day meet around God's throne as an unbroken family, where there is no sickness, no trials or sorrows, but all will be joy and peace and happiness. Miss Trenholm of St. Joseph, Mo., a friend of the deceased, sent pretty flowers to decorate his coffin. His funeral sermon was preached at 2 p. m. at the M. E. church by Rev. Redburn and Sabbath morning the remains were conveyed to Hamburg and interred in the Hamburg cemetery. The burial services were conducted by Rev. Allen of Hamburg. The bereft have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends and neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. James feel under obligations to and wish to thank their many friends and neighbors for their friendship and assistance during the sickness and death of their son Harvey.

[JOHNSON, EBENEZER CARSON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 2, 1896
Mr. Carson Johnson died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson in south Clarinda. He had been ailing for some time but complaining more seriously yesterday, when his mother gave him all attention and on returning to his bed after a few minutes absence found that life had left his body and he was sleeping in the arms of death. He apparently passed away without a struggle. The funeral will be held tomorrow.

[JOHNSON, EBENEZER CARSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 3, 1896
Carson Johnson died Tuesday night at his home on west Promenade. The funeral was held yesterday.

[JOHNSON, EBENEZER CARSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 7, 1896
COLLEGE SPRINGS – the remains of Carson Johnston [Johnson] were brought here from Clarinda Friday and interred in the Maple Hill cemetery.

[JOHNSON, EBENEZER CARSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 7, 1896
Ebenezer Carson Johnson was born near Chillicothe, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1839, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, Jan. 1st, 1896, aged 56 years. He made profession of his faith in Christ and was received into membership of the united Presbyterian church in Urbana, Ohio, when about twenty years of age. He lived a consistent Christian life and chose companionship of Christians always delighting in attending upon the ordinances while in health. He enlisted in the service of his country in 1861 and served in the war until its close, but through sickness, fatigue, and hardship incident to war, his mental and physical faculties became undermined, from which he never recovered. But we have the comfort of a covenant keeping God who has removed him out of a world of suffering and imperfection, and we trust given him a home in the mansions He has prepared where there where there are no imperfections.

[JOHNSON, JESSIE, 1895 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 28, 1896
YORKTOWN – The ten months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson died last Monday night of throat and lung trouble. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. G. Rambo Tuesday afternoon. The little one was laid to rest in the Summit cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

[JOHNSON, JESSIE, 1895 – 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, March 3, 1896
YORKTOWN – The little ten-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson died Monday evening at eight o'clock. The funeral services were conducted at the house Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. Rambo. The parents have the sympathy of the community.

[JONES, ELIZA MCKOWN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
Mrs Eliza Jones, wife of Mahlon K. Jones was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, Aug 4th, 1817, and died at her home in east Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 23rd, 1896, at six o'clock in the morning, age 78 years, 5 months and 19 days. Her maiden name was Eliza McKown. She was married in Richmond, Indiana, to Mahlon K. Jones, Oct 13, 1840. Of this union there was born seven children, William H. and Clara died in infancy. The remaining five, Mary J. [ane], J. [ohn]  D. [avis], W. F., Ed T. and Maggie are here to-day, together with the deeply afflicted husband and father to mourn the loss of a devoted and loving wife, and a kind and affectionate mother who has devoted her whole life for the good of her family. Mother Jones has been an invalid for years, but her home life has been an exemplification of the sustaining and keeping power of him who ever watches over his church, "and doeth all things well. "We will not murmur or complain beneath the chastening rod." Yes, a mother's love and mother's advice, and cheerful admonition has gone out from the home, but the memory of them will live forever.
But tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
The funeral of the late Mrs. Jones will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at the house, conducted by Rev. J. F. St. Clair.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, January 24, 1896.]

[JONES, ELIZA MCKOWN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1896
Frank Jones and Mrs. J. W. Weed of Corning, Iowa, were called home last week by the death of their mother, Mrs. Mahlon Jones.

[JONES, ELIZA MCKOWN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 31, 1896
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Jones, wife of Mahlon K. Jones, was held last Saturday afternoon according to the announcement in last Friday's issue of The Journal. The relatives who came to Clarinda to attend the funeral were Ed T. Jones, an employee of the Adams Express Company at Kansas City; J. W. Weed of the Corning Free Press and wife, also Frank Jones and Harry Jones from Corning. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. St. Clair, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city. The choir was composed of Messrs. John Keener and A. F. Galloway, Mrs. Lizzie McGee and Miss Mertie Baker. The bearers were Messrs. A. W. Greene, I. W. Abbott, C. A. Lisle, C. R. Vance, L. D. Phelps and S. E. Hall. The burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[JONES, MAHLON K.]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 6, 1898
Mr Mahlon K. Jones died Tuesday evening, Oct 4, 1898, at the home of his daughter, Mrs J. [ohn] H. Hatfield, in east Clarinda, aged 80 years, 2 months and 8 days. He had been sick for several months and his death was not unexpected. Mr Jones was born in Bedford county, Pa, and in after years removed to Richmond, Ind., where he resided until locating in this city in 1868.
He had always been a hardworking and industrious man and was kind and accommodating to all he knew. For years he had been a devoted member of the M.E. church and died in full faith of the saving grace. The funeral takes place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of J. [ohn] H. Hatfield, conducted by Rev. Vedder, and his remains interred in the city cemetery by the side of his aged wife who preceded him.

[JONES, MAHLON K.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 7, 1898
Mahlon K. Jones was born in Bedford county, Pa., July 26, 1818, died in Clarinda, Ia., Oct. 4, 1898, age 80 years, 2 months and 8 days. He was an upright, honest man with all that word implies. He joined the Methodist Episcopal church in 1840 and during the 58 years he was a member of it he exemplified the religion of the Saviour he loved and served in his everyday life. He served the church as a trustee, steward and class leaders, and all through life he was a true, conscientious Christian man. He was a model husband, a kind and indulgent father, a loving neighbor, a true friend to everybody. His last illness was long and severe, but he never murmured or complained, but was resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well. He died in the full triumph of a living faith and we believe is basking in the pure sunlight of heaven today. He was married to Eliza McKoun [McKown] in 1840. To this union seven children were born—William and Clara died in infancy, Mary J. [ane], John D. [avis], William F., Ed T. and Margaret Anna, live to mourn the loss of both father and mother. Mother Jones died Jan. 23, 1896, but today they are all united in our Father's kingdom.

[JONES, MAHLON K.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 7, 1898
Mahlon K. Jones was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, July 26, 1818; died in Clarinda, Oct. 4, 1898, aged 80 years, 2 months and 8 days.
He was an honest, upright man with all those words imply. He joined the Methodist church in 1840 and during the 58 years that he was a member, he exemplified the religion of the Savior he so loved and served in his everyday life. He served the church as trustee, steward, and class leader; and all through his life he was a true, conscientious Christian man. He was a model husband, a kind and indulgent father, an obliging neighbor, a good citizen and a true friend to everybody. His last illness was long and severe, but he never murmured or complained. He was perfectly resigned to the will of "Him who doeth all things well." He died in the full triumph of a living faith and, we believe, is living in the pure sunshine of heaven today.
He was married to Eliza McKoun [McKown] in 1848. To this union seven children were born, William H., Clara, Mary J. [ane] Hatfield, John D. [avis], William F., Edwin T. and Mrs. Maggie Weed. The first two died in infancy. The latter five live to mourn the loss of both father and mother, but will heed their Christian instructions so often given, strive to emulate their example and meet them in the sweet bye and bye.
The funeral services were held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. [ohn] H. Hatfield, on east Main St., conducted by Rev. P. V. D. Vedder, of the M. E. church and was largely attended by friends and neighbors who had known him so long. The music was furnished by a male quartet composed of A. F. Galloway, H. R. Spry, C. L. Vance and J. D. Keener and was very appropriate and touching. The pall bearers were I. W. Abbott, J. R. Good, C. A. Lisle, H. Salsgiver, A. W. Greene, Wm. Black. The youngest son, Ed, was unable to be present at the services though he had visited him during his illness. Mrs. Weed and daughter arrived for the funeral and left for their home in Corning the same evening. After the friends were permitted to view the body, the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery on the hill to await the coming of Christ.    J.
[Note: Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, gives the marriage date as October 14, 1840 in Wayne County, Indiana.]

 

[JOSEPH, HARRY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 13, 1895
Harry Joseph, a wholesale merchant of St. Joseph, Mo., and well known in Clarinda, died Wednesday night of last week at the Sisters' hospital in St. Joseph. He was recovering from typhoid fever, when on taking a bath he caught cold and soon died. The funeral was held in St. Joseph last Friday morning. Among those who attended it was Isidore Weil of this city, a cousin of the deceased. The late Mr. Joseph was 41 years of age and unmarried. In 1891 in company with David Weil and H. L. Stilwell of Clarinda, Mr. Joseph made a trip to Europe. After their return, David Weil died suddenly in St. Louis, Mo., early in the year 1892 and now Mr. Joseph has gone, having passed away about as sudden and unexpectedly as Mr. Weil. Isidore Weil has a letter from Mr. Stilwell, written from the latter's home in Wichita Falls, Tex., in which he says he was greatly shocked by the news of the death of Mr. Joseph.

[KENNEDY, JAMES, 1833 – 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 24, 1895
James Kennedy died at Hawleyville Dec. 20, at 8:30 p. m., aged 65 years. The cause of death was pneumonia, and the duration of same was six days. Deceased was born in Ohio and was a brother of Mrs. Milt Humphrey and Mrs. John Humphrey. Funeral services occurred Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent, the interment in Clarinda cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[KENNEDY, JAMES, 1833 – 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1895
Mr. James M. Kennedy, an old settler of Page county, died at his home in Hawleyville Friday, Dec. 20, 1895, aged 60 years, 6 months and 3 days.
The funeral took place at 2:30, from the home of his sister, Mrs. John Humphrey, in east Clarinda, conducted by Rev. Sargent and his remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[KENNEDY, JAMES, 1833 – 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 27, 1895
James Kennedy, a well-known citizen of Hawleyville, died at that place at 6:15 p. m. Friday, the 20th inst., of pneumonia and was buried in the Clarinda cemetery Sunday, the funeral being held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Humfrey of this city. The services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent, pastor of the Christian church. The late Mr. Kennedy was born Aug. 18, 1833 in Brown county, O., and moved from Illinois to southwestern Iowa in 1872, locating at Hawleyville. Afterwards he lived in Montgomery and Adams counties for a time, and was a bridge carpenter of the Burlington route, with headquarters at Villisca for some years. He had also followed farming and other occupations. During the War of the Rebellion he served his country for three years as a member of the Co. D, Tenth Kentucky cavalry. He was unmarried but left three sisters and two brothers in Clarinda and vicinity, the sisters being Mary Kennedy, Mrs. Milton Humfrey and Mrs. John Humfrey, and the brothers, Hugh Kennedy and Samuel Kennedy, the latter residing in Adams county. The relatives desire through The Journal to return thanks for kindnesses during the illness and after the death.

[KIKENDALL, JENNIE LOUDER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
The Shenandoah Sentinel of the 20th inst. has the following: "Died, at Aurora, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 18, Mrs. W. [illiam] H. Kuykendall. The remains will arrive in Shenandoah for burial, Monday evening. Mr. Kuykendall formerly had charge of the Green Bay Lumber company here and hence has many friends who will sorrow with him. The funeral will be held tomorrow Tuesday, from the home of Mrs. G. W. Patterson, at 2:30 p. m."
[Note: The last name is spelled Kikendall on her headstone.]

[LARABEE, ELMIRA A. CONE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 29, 1895
PLEASANT RIDGE – Grandma Larabee died the 27th inst., after a short illness of about three weeks. Funeral will be held at the house, Friday, the 29th inst.

[LARABEE, ELMIRA A. CONE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1895
Died. – Mrs. Hiram Larrabee died at her home in Tarkio township, Nov. 27, 1895, aged 64 years, 5 months and 14 days. Her maiden name was Elmira Cone. She was born in Chittenden Co., Vt., May 13, 1831. She was married to Hiram Larrabee May 22, 1855 and came to Page county in 1867 and has since resided here. She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. May Harlan her only daughter and two sons, Grant and Thurman [Truman]. Mrs. Larrabee was a devoted wife and mother, loving her home and her husband and her children above all else on earth and they mourn deeply her loss. One son passed on before her several years ago. The funeral services were conducted at the home in the presence of the family and a large number of neighbors and she was buried in the Tarkio cemetery.  J. B. Bartley
[Note: The last name is spelled Larabee on her headstone. The birthdate on the headstone is May 13, 1832.

[LARABEE, ELMIRA A. CONE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1895
YORKTOWN – Mrs. H. [iram] Larrabee was buried Friday and the family have the sympathy of all.

[LARABEE, HIRAM]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 7, 1809
NORWICH -Hiram Larabee died at his home about four miles northeast of here last Sunday and was buried in the Tarkio cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. C. O. Nichols conducted the funeral services.

[LARABEE, THOMAS GRANT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 3, 1947
Grant Larabee, 85, Dies Suddenly
Longtime Resident of Tarkio Township; Funeral Tuesday
Thomas Grant Larabee, 85, died just before noon Saturday in the community to which he came at 7 years of age with his parents. He had been stricken suddenly ill only 12 hours before he passed away at the home of his nephew and niece, Mr and Mrs Martie Miller, in Tarkio township.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Foster-Harmon Mortuary in Clarinda. Rev James Pearson of Shenandoah will be in charge of the services and burial will be in Baker cemetery within a few miles of his home.
His niece and one grandnephew, Ronald Heath Miller, of Omaha, are his only relatives. He was never married. He was born in Illinois.

[LARABEE, THOMAS GRANT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 24, 1947
Thomas Grant Larabee – Thomas Grant Larabee, son of Hiram and Elmira Cone Larabee, was born near Waukegan, Ill, March 30, 1862.
In 1865 he came with his parents to Hawleyville, Iowa where he resided for two years, after which time the family moved to the farm in Tarkio township, Page county, which was his home until March 1, 1947.
Having disposed of his property and the farm on which he had lived for 79 years, he came to make his home with his niece, Mrs. Gladys Harland Miller, where he passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 1 at 11:30, at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 1 day.
Mr Larabee was one of the pioneers of Page county, having operated one of the earliest steam threshing machines in the county. He was also a breeder of fine horses and mules.
He was a member of the I O O F and W O W lodges.
He was the last of his family, having been preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, DeLoss E, Truman B [urney] and a sister, Marinda May Harland.
Besides his niece, Mrs Gladys Miller, he is survived by a grandnephew, Ronald Heath Miller, of Omaha, Neb., a number of cousins residing in Kansas and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Foster-Harmon mortuary Wednesday, Nov 5, at 2 p m, conducted by The Rev James Pierson. Burial was in the family lot at the Baker cemetery.

[MAKINSON, ELIZABETH DANIELS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 31, 1895
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. W. [illiam] G. [eorge] Makinson, wife of one of our best-known citizens, did at their home in this city Thursday evening. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Peebles and Griffith at the family residence Sunday afternoon.

[MCCREARY, ANNA B.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 26, 1895
Died, at her home in Chicago of heart trouble on the 21st of November, Miss Anna B. McCreary, daughter of A. B. McCreary and wife. Anna was well known and beloved by all who knew her in Clarinda, where the family lived until some 6 or eight years ago. Interment was made in Rosehill. The Herald and readers deeply sympathize with the family.

[MCCULLY, THOMAS' CHILD, - 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 19, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McCully's little four-year-old son died at Essex Saturday after a few days sickness with diphtheria. They formerly lived in this city.

[MCCUNE, SARAH JANE INGRAM]
Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, Colorado), Saturday, July 7, 1951
Mrs. Sarah McCune Dies Here Friday
Mrs. Sarah Jane McCune, 90, of Bonell home, died Friday afternoon at the Weld County Public hospital.
Born at Clarinda, Ia., April 22, 1861, Mrs. McCune came to northern Colorado with her sick husband and seven children in a covered wagon in 1899.
They arrived in Loveland June 11. Mrs. McCune lived the greater part of her life in Weld county.

She was a member of War Mothers, United Presbyterian church and the Ladies Aid and Missionary society of the church.
Mrs. McCune is survived by eight children, 24 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. Earl Barber of Greeley, Elza McCune of Hines, Ill., Frank McCune of Arco, Idaho, Mrs. Earl Dolton and George McCune of Denver, Ora McCune of Brighton, Russell McCune of Clinton, Ia., and Mrs. Margaret McLain of Tulelake, Calif.
Services 2:30 p. m. Monday from Macy's drawing room. Interment Linn Grove.

[MCKENDRICK, ROSANNA "ANNA," - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 26, 1895
COLLEGE SPRINGS - The funeral services of Miss Anna McKendrick were held at the U. P. church Sabbath p. m.

[MCMULLEN, MARTHA JANE "JENNIE" LYTLE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 18, 1896
Mrs John McMullen died at her home in Douglas township on Monday Feb 17, of dropsy, will be buried at the Clarinda cemetery this afternoon.

[MCMULLEN, MARTHA JANE "JENNIE" LYTLE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1896
Mrs John McMullen died Saturday at her home in Douglas township and her remains were brought to this city Monday and interred in the city cemetery.

[MCMULLEN, MARTHA JANE "JENNIE" LYTLE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
Mrs. Jennie McMullen, wife of John McMullen, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at their home in Douglas township, of dropsy, age about 48 years. She was a stepdaughter of Major Joseph Cramer. Her husband, the companion of about twenty-eight years and three daughters survive her. The latter are Mrs. Lulu Kennedy and Misses Mabel and Florence McMullen. The deceased was formerly a resident of Clarinda, where her husband was in business. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a most estimable woman. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Cramer chapel, Douglas township, conducted by Rev. M. G. Rambo of Yorktown and Dr. David Dodds of Hepburn. There was a large attendance at the funeral and a long procession followed the remains to Clarinda, where the burial was in the city cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. William Griese, George King, William Stevenson, Johnson McIntosh, Eugene Gouery and F. M. Dirrim.

[MCMULLEN, MARTHA JANE "JENNIE" LYTLE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 25, 1896
CRAMER CHAPEL – Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Smith of Creston were in the neighborhood last week, called here by the death of her sister, Mrs. McMullen.
The death of Mrs. McMullen cast a gloom over our neighborhood. She departed from this life on the seventeenth. She had been a great sufferer for a number of years. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended to the bereaved family in this their hour of deepest sorrow.

[MCMULLEN, MARTHA JANE "JENNIE" LYTLE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 28, 1896
Mont McCormick and Mr. Davie and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Davie's sister, Mrs. McMullen, last week. The funeral services were held in Clarinda.


[MOORE, LLOYD, - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 3, 1896
Lloyd Moore, the 14-year-old son of Judge N. B. Moore, formerly of Clarinda, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun, the 27th ult., at Fort Worth, Tex. Lloyd was born in Clarinda. He was an unusually bright boy and his death a peculiarly sad one.

[MORTON, MINNIE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 31, 1896
COIN – Little Minnie Morton died Thursday morning about 5 o'clock, age nearly five years. She has for several years been a sufferer from inflammatory rheumatism. Although so very young she bore her sufferings with great patience. Her parents have the sympathy of all. The funeral was conducted at the house Friday at 2 p. m., Rev. Mr. Shipman officiating, and the remains interred in the Coin cemetery.

[NASH, IDA]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 26, 1895
Miss Ida Nash died on Sunday about 2 p. m. at her home in East Clarinda, of consumption; she had been sick ever since last April, and her death was not unexpected. We extend our sympathy to the family and friends.

[NASH, IDA]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 28, 1895
Miss Ida Nash, a young colored lady, died Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nash, in east Clarinda, after a long siege of consumption. The funeral took place at 3 p. m. Monday.

[NASH, IDA]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 29, 1895
Miss Ida Nash, colored, age 25 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nash, died last Sunday at 2:15 p. m., at the home of her parents. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the A. M. E. church.

[ORME, JESSE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 17, 1895
NORTH GROVE – Mr. Jesse Orme of East Nodaway died December third of paralysis. He was formerly a resident of this county. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Nodaway, of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Rawley of that place. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends.

[OSBORN, JEFF, -1896]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 16, 1896
Jeff Osborne, an old resident of this county, fell dead on the streets of New Market Saturday from heart disease.

[OSBORN, JEFF, -1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 17, 1896
Jeff Osborn, a coal miner for several years engaged in digging coal for the Campbell Coal company died last Saturday morning, suddenly, of heart failure at his home one mile east of New Market. He was 46 years of age and left a wife and several children.

[OWEN, CLAUDE G. "CLAUDIE]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1895
Claud Owens, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Owens, died at their home in east Clarinda yesterday morning. For several weeks he had been suffering from tonsillitis and was thought to have recovered from danger but a few days ago was taken with membranous croup and rapidly sank until death relieved him. The funeral took place today at 2:30 p. m.

[OWEN, CLAUDE G. "CLAUDIE"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 27, 1895
Claude, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Owens, died Tuesday, age 14 years and 7 months of tonsillitis and other complications. Funeral today, conducted by Rev. F. M. Boyd.

[PEASE, ELVIRA A. WACHOB]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 31, 1896
COIN - Mrs. E. A. Pease died Saturday, Jan. 25, of consumption at the home of her brother, J. [ohn] C. [layton] Wachob. Her body was brought to Coin and taken over the Q road to Monmouth to be interred. Mrs. Pease was well known in Coin and vicinity and as a lady of good character and loving kindness. She leaves two brothers and a sister here to mourn her loss.

[PRITCHARD, JAMES' INFANT, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 13, 1895
COLLEGE SPRINGS – The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard of Oak Grove, Buchanan township, was buried in the cemetery west of town.

[PRITCHARD, JAMES' INFANT, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 20, 1895
MORSMAN – The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Pritchard was buried last week.

[REED, JANE, 1823 – 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, February 18, 1896
A telegram was received this morning by Mrs M. J. Coon saying that her aunt, Miss Jane Reed, of Chicago, died at noon yesterday and that the body would be brought to this city for burial, reaching here on the 2:30 pm train tomorrow. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church, of which she has long been a member, at 3 pm or as near that time as the arrival of the train will permit. The friends are all invited to be present.

[REED, JANE, 1823 – 1896]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1896
Miss Jane Reed died Monday, Feb 17, 1896, at the home of J.S. McIntyre in Chicago, aged 72 years. Her remains were brought to this city yesterday, where she had resided many years, and laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[REED, JANE, 1823 – 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
Miss Jane Reed an elder sister of our townsman Mitchell Reed died at the home of her sister in Chicago on the 17th, her remains were laid to rest at her former home, Clarinda, Iowa. She was 71 years old and unmarried.

[REED, JANE, 1823 – 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
Miss Jane Reed, an old resident of Clarinda, died Monday in Chicago, age 72 years. The remains were brought to Clarinda, arriving here Tuesday afternoon, when the funeral was held at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith. The deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian church continuously since Oct. 7, 1864, when she joined it by letter. An excellent woman has gone to her reward.

[ROSBROOK, JULIA FURMAN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 7, 1896
EAST RIVER - Mrs. W. [illiam] N. Worrell received the sad news of her mother's death the 23d inst., being on her seventy-seventh birthday. She had not seen her for twenty-four years. She lived at Watertown, N. Y. She suffered intensely but died praising her God and telling of his wonderful love. Her only remaining child that was near her is Mrs. Willard, who was her great comfort and support and was with her to the last.

[RUSSELL, NORMAN S.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 24, 1895
Norman Russell. In Memoriam.
Sunday afternoon many friends repaired to the depot to meet Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] W. Russell, who arrived from Denver with the remains of their son, to be laid beside his little sister in our beautiful silent city.
Norman Russell was born near College Springs and when but a little child came with his parents to Clarinda, which was their home for many years.
A bright, active boy, studious and obedient at school, an attentive and interested Sabbath School scholar, he is well remembered by teachers and classmates. At the age [of] thirteen he met with an accident, an unfortunate blow upon the head which rendered him unconscious for hours and this was followed in a few months by epilepsy, so undermining his health as to make life almost a burden.
Dec. 19, 1895, he fell asleep to awake in the likeness of him who said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." And what an awakening! The poor tired body, marred by disease and worn with suffering, to open its eyes in Glory Land, in that building of God, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  [Poem not transcribed.]

[RUSSELL, NORMAN S.]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1895
Mr. Norman Russell died at his home in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, Dec. 19, 1895, from epilepsy, aged 27 years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] W. Russell, formerly residents of this county, where he was born and reared and during his whole life was subject to this terrible ailment. His parents brought his remains to this city Sabbath afternoon and laid them to rest in the city cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends.

[RUSSELL, NORMAN S.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 27, 1895
Norman Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] W. Russell, died last week at a hospital in Pueblo, Col., and the remains reached this city, the former home of the family, last Sunday, for burial. They were accompanied by the parents. The funeral service was at the grave, conducted by Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith. The deceased was about 25 years of age and had been an invalid for a long time. Mr. and Mrs. Russell returned yesterday to their home, Denver, Col.

[SWEETEN, ALFRED]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 21, 1896
Alfred Sweeten was born in Indiana, March 18, 1837, and died in Page county, Ia., Feb. 14, 1896, age 58 years, 10 months and 26 days. He was married in Illinois to Mrs. Jane Dallas in 1858. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom are still living, but two are fallen asleep. About twenty years ago he joined the M. E. church and tried to live as a Christian should. While he was not connected with any church after coming to Iowa, he still held fast to hope in Christ as the Saviour and died in the expectation of immortality. In 1883 he came to Iowa where he has ever since lived. The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon in the Rawlings schoolhouse, Rev. T. C. Smith preaching the funeral discourse to a full house.

[SWEETEN, IVA]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 13, 1895
At the home of her parents, three miles northeast of the city, Miss Iva Sweeten, daughter of Alfred and Jane Sweeten, after four months of suffering, passed into the land of spirits, age 23 years, 8 months and 20 days. Last August she was taken with a severe cold which rapidly developed into quick consumption. Hers was a brief pilgrimage and she early exchanged a world of suffering for a world of peace. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the funeral, Sabbath afternoon at 2 o'clock, when Rev. T. C. Smith of this city read the Scriptures and addressed the sorrowing ones and kind hands at last laid the mortal form to rest in the cemetery near Rawling's schoolhouse.
"She is not dead but sleepeth."

[TAYLOR, LEVI A., 1851- 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
Levi Taylor, a carpenter of Shenandoah, died Tuesday afternoon in that city, of pneumonia, age about 45 years. He recently started for Arkansas but was ill at Kansas City and returned home on account of what proved to be his last illness.

[TAYLOR, LEVI A., 1851- 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 28, 1896
Mr. Levi A. Taylor died at his home in Shenandoah Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1896. The funeral was conducted on the following Thursday by the benevolent societies of which he was a consistent member headed by Revs. Griffith and Wylie and followed by an immense throng of sympathizing friends. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Rosehill cemetery at Shenandoah.

[TAYLOR, LEVI A., 1851- 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 28, 1896
SHENANDOAH – Prof. B. M. Tayler [Taylor] of Riverton schools spent a few days in our town the latter part of last week. He was called here by the death of his brother, Mr. Levi Taylor, who had only recently returned from a southern trip. His death was quite sudden, caused by Pneumonia.

[TIDWELL, ELLA, - 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 14, 1896
Miss Ella Tidwell (colored) gave birth to a child on the 9th inst. which died the same day. Yesterday the mother died and will be buried today. Miss Tidwell is about 18 years of age and an orphan. A sad case, indeed.

[TIDWELL, ELLA, - 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 17, 1896
Miss Ella Tidwell, colored, age 16 years, died Monday night in this city.



[WALKER, EARL, - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 8, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker, residing about two and one-half miles east of Clarinda, were called to mourn the loss of their little son, Earl, on the evening of Oct. 31. For several days Earl, complained much but nothing very serious was thought of until Friday, Oct. 25, when medical assistance was called. Typhoid fever was then fully developed in a very severe form, inflammation of the bowels developed almost from the starting of the fever, followed by a very severe form of peritonitis. All that medical skill could do was done without apparent effect upon the disease. Little Earl was 2 years and 4 days old, a great favorite of all who knew him. Very bright, for a child, always bringing sunshine wherever his presence was felt. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

[WALKER, EARL, - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 8, 1895
BOUNDARY GROVE – The child of Fred Walker was buried last Friday. Typhoid fever was the cause. We sympathize with the sorrowing parents.

[WHEELER, EMMA ELIZABETH RICHARDS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1932
Mrs. J. H. Wheeler – Mrs. J. H. Wheeler passed away at her home in Northboro, Ia., on Thursday afternoon, after a brief illness of only a few days.
Emma E. [lizabeth] Richards, daughter of Thomas J. [acob] and Elizabeth Richards, was born at Wilmington, Del., on April 5, 1850 and passed away on June 16, 1932 at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 11 days.
She was united in marriage to J. [ohn] H. Wheeler on Oct. 11, 1874. Mr. Wheeler preceded her in death on Feb. 29 of this year. To this union eight children were born, two having preceded their mother in death, Mrs. Lulu C. Sigmond and one son, William G.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by six children, two daughters, Mrs. Myra E. Gillespie of Salt Lake City, U., and Mrs. Leora W. May of Minneapolis, Minn. Four sons, Joseph W. of Boise, Ida., Charles M. of Rupert, Ida., Clarence of Shoshone, Ida., and J. Howard of Salt Lake City. There are also eighteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, Charles H. Richards of Northboro.
At the age of 3 years she moved with her parents to Jerseyville, Ill., and then ten years later the family moved to Rochester, Minn. When she was 17 years of age, the family moved to Page county, Iowa, settling in Washington township, which place has been her home since that time until the time of her death.
In the year 1867 she united with the church which was an independent church in this community at that time. Later when the Union Grove circuit of the Methodist Episcopal church was organized, she became a member of the M. E. church at Northboro, which was her church home at the time of her death.
She was apparently in good health until Sunday night, June 12, when she had a stroke from which she never regained consciousness.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the M. E. church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. T. G. Kelly. Music was furnished by a quartet, Mrs. John Irvin, Mrs. Fred Cowan, W. W. Creal and Don Boylan, with Mrs. A. A. Pike accompanist. The pall bearers were D. E. McQueen, L. E. Harris, R. B. Murphy, J. D. Henderson, G. R. Bain and R. E. Pratt. Interment was in the Union Grove cemetery.

[WHEELER, JOHN H., 1844 – 1932]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1932
J. H. Wheeler – John H. Wheeler, son of Joseph and Lucy Wheeler, was born near Peoria, Ill., on Dec 2, 1844, and passed away at his home in Northboro, Ia., on Feb. 29, 1932, at the age of eighty-seven years, two months and twenty-seven days, after an illness of over six months.
He was united in marriage to Emma E [lizabeth] Richards of Page county, Iowa, on October 11, 1874. To this union eight children were born, two of these having preceded the father in death, one daughter, Mrs. Lula E. Sigmond and one son, William G.
He is survived by his wife and six children. Two daughters, Mrs. Myra Gillespie of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. Leora W. May of Minneapolis, Minn.; four sons, J. [oseph] Warren of Boise, Idaho; Chas. M. of Rupert, Idaho; Clarence of Shoshone, Idaho and J. Howard of Salt Lake City. There are also eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Pierce, of Clarinda, and Willis, of Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Wheeler spent his young manhood in the state of Illinois occupied with farming. He enlisted in the Union army in the fall of 1863 and served the remainder of the Civil War in Co. M, of the 11th Illinois Cavalry.
He came to Iowa in the year 1870 and has made Washington township in Page county his home for a period of sixty-two years. He left the farm and moved to the town of Northboro on March 1, 1902.
Mr. Wheeler was a member of the M. E. church of Northboro, having been received into the membership of that church on Sept. 19, 1906, by the Rev. C. A. Carlson.
During his long stay in the county Mr. Wheeler served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for six years. He also served for twenty-seven years as secretary of the school board for the North Star school district.
His many friends will miss him because his wise counsel has helped many a man. Although he was a man of strong convictions yet through it all he was a man of sterling qualities.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the church conducted by his pastor, Rev. Kelly. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet, Mrs. John Irvin, Mrs. Bert Meyers, W. W. Creal and Don Boylan, with Mrs. A. A. Pike accompanist. The pall bearers were R. B. Murphy, D. E. McQueen, G. R. Bain, R. E. Pratt, L. E. Harris and J. D. Henderson.

[WHITE, CHARLOTTE SOPHIA ANDERSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 24, 1896
SHAMBAUGH – Mrs. David White passed away Sunday evening. She had been near death's door for a long time. She was getting very old. She left a husband and several children to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the Pleasant Ridge church by Mrs. Sutliff and her remains were laid away to rest in the Davis cemetery. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[WIAR, CHARLES W., 1871 – 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 22, 1895
Died: -- Nov. 15, of consumption, Chas. Wiar, at the home of his parents 3 miles southwest of here, aged 24 years. The funeral services was conducted by Rev. D. A. Peck at the M. E. church Sabbath, of which the deceased was a member. The remains were interred at Union Grove. He contracted a severe cold in the fall of 94 which settled on his lungs. Last spring he went over land to Colorado but to no avail; returning about two months ago, but growing worse all the while until death relieved him from suffering.

[WILLITS, WILLIAM'S INFANT, - 1896]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 17, 1896
COLLEGE SPRINGS - The infant child of William Willets and wife was buried Tuesday in the Maple Hill cemetery. Dropsy of the brain was the cause of this seeming untimely death. It has been a great sufferer during the whole period of its existence.


[WILLITS, WILLIAM'S INFANT, - 1896]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 21, 1896
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Willetts died Jan. 13. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. R. Miller.

[WINNEY, HAZEL, -1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 8, 1895
BLANCHARD – Died, Sunday morning, little Hazel, the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] A. [rthur] Winney, aged 9 months. She was ill only about twenty-four hours with inflammation of the bowels, when she peacefully passed away into that world where there is no pain or sickness or death. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends.

[WINNEY, JAMES ARTHUR]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 18, 1898
BLANCHARD – James Arthur Winney, after a short illness, died Wednesday of last week and was buried Friday in the Blanchard cemetery, east of town. Mr. Winney left a wife and two little ones bereft of a kind husband and father, also a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his loss. Mrs. Winney has the sympathy of the entire community in her bereavement.

[WOODMANSEE, CHARLES HERBERT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 17, 1895
Last Saturday evening our peaceable town was startled by the sad news that Chas. Woodmansee had shot himself in his room at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Woodmansee, in the southeast part of town. He had been acting very queerly for the past week and was thought by many to be insane at times. Last Tuesday afternoon he held his father and cousin under the muzzle of his 52 caliber Winchester while he made threats of taking their lives. He was arrested on the charge of assault and attempt to kill and brought before Mayor Pollock, who sent him to the insane commission at Clarinda. He was released by them and taken before Squire Prest. He was let out on bail, his father going his security. It appears that Saturday he asked his mother for poison, but she refused to let him have it. He then asked for his gun and being told where it was, he got it and put it together then took it to his room and shot it off several times. He then laid down on his bed on his left side and placing the muzzle of the gun to his bare bosom, pulled the trigger with a piece of board with a nail in it. The heavy ball passed through his heart causing instant death. The funeral services occurred Sabbath afternoon. He has for about six years it is thought had spells of insanity but was never until recently considered at all dangerous. His parents, who are two of our best citizens, have the sympathy of our entire community in the bereavement of the death of their only son.

[WOODMANSEE, CHARLES HERBERT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 20, 1895
Shoots Himself. Charles H. Woodmansee Takes His Own Life at College Springs.
Charles H. [erbert] Woodmansee, age 32 years, single, committed suicide at about 5 o'clock p. m. last Saturday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Woodmansee, adjoining College Springs on the south.
The deceased man had peculiar characteristics and is charged with not having been exactly in his right mind at different times within the past few years. He was quiet man, having little to say.
Friday morning, he went upstairs to his room at the home of his parents, where he locked himself in and remained until he killed himself, the next evening. He would not even admit his mother to his room and the food that she took to him, she had to leave outside the door, and when he knew by the sound of her footsteps that she had gone down stairs, he would open the door and take what she had left for him, then put the dishes outside the door, and lock himself in again. He had with him in the room his gun and revolver and a large amount of ammunition.
The manner of his death exhibited ingenuity, the discoveries after it making it apparent that he had lain on the left side of the bed, adjusting the Winchester by means of pillows on the bed, so that the weapon would discharge its contents directly into his heart. He had unbuttoned his vest and two shirts, baring his left breast for the fatal act. Having the Winchester propped as he wanted it, he pulled the trigger by means of a stick two and one-half or three feet long, through which he had driven a nail at one end to move the trigger. With this stick he pulled the trigger without moving his body or the weapon to interfere with the shot.
The shot instantly accomplished its mission, piercing the heart with such force as to divide one-half or more of it the doctors concluded.
A coroner's inquest was held early Sunday morning by Coroner N. L. Van Sandt and Sheriff Lewis Akin of Clarinda, with Clint Hobson and J. R. Prest of College Springs and John Bramble of Clarinda as jurors, and Dr. S. R. Millen of Clarinda as an expert medical witness. The verdict was in substance that the man had shot himself.
The deceased man had been before the commissioners of insanity of Page county Tuesday of last week on account of his conduct, but the evidence was so incomplete that the board was not warranted in committing him for treatment for insanity. Mr. Woodmansee lived in Clarinda for about three years and was employed more or less as a carpenter, in which trade he was an excellent workman. He was also a well-informed man, of more than average intelligence it is said and of good character.

[WOODMANSEE, THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 21, 1906
Thomas Woodmansee died last night about ten o'clock at the family home at College Springs, aged about seventy-five years. The funeral will occur tomorrow, and the obituary will appear in Friday's issue of the Herald.

[WOODMANSEE, THOMAS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1906
COLLEGE SPRINGS – This community was shocked last Tuesday morning to hear of the death of Thomas Woodmansee who died Monday evening after an illness of about two days. The funeral was held at the Free Methodist church on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Woodmansee came here in 1853. He will be greatly missed in this community where he has lived so long and has been the means of doing much good. He leaves a wife and three adopted children who were present at the funeral, namely, Mrs. Chester Mudd, Miss Anna Ager and Burdette Woodmansee. The remains were laid to rest at Maple Hill cemetery in the Woodmansee lot. Rev. Mr. Cox and Rev. Mr. Patrick came down from the Clarinda Free Methodist conference Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of Thomas Woodmansee. Mr. Cox conducted the funeral services.

[WOODMANSEE, THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1906
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Thomas Woodmansee died Tuesday morning after a sickness of about two days. Mr. Woodmansee was one of our oldest and most respected citizens and will be greatly missed in social and religious circles; was well along in years and not very strong. The family certainly have the sympathy of the entire community.

[WOODMANSEE, THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 24, 1906
Mrs. Ella Mudd of Polk, Mo., and her niece Miss Anna Eckers of College Springs, who has been visiting her at Polk, arrived in Clarinda Wednesday morning on their way to College Springs to attend the funeral of Mr. Woodmansee who was the adopted father of Mrs. Mudd.

[WRIGHT, OTMAN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 1, 1895
COIN – J. H. Pitman received the news Wednesday of the death of Widow Wright's son, Otman, who had been at the Soldier's Home, Marshalltown.