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[AID, JOHN RILEY, 1892 -1930]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 19, 1930, p. 5
John E. Aide – New Market's drayman, John E. Aide, died at his home Saturday night at about 9 o'clock. Funeral services are arranged Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, probably to be from the Baptist church. He leaves a wife and three children, being 37 years of age at the time of his death.
[Note:  The name on his headstone is John Riley Aid.]

[AID, JOHN RILEY, 1892 -1930]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 22, 1930, p. 4
Pleasant Ridge
C. V. Perry received a message Friday of the serious illness of his cousin, Johnnie Aid of New Market. He with Mrs. Perry motored over Friday afternoon. Mr. Perry returned again the evening to help care for him during the night. Mr. Aid passed away Saturday night.

[AID, JOHN RILEY, 1892 -1930]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 26, 1930, p. 4
New Market, May 23 – The funeral of John Aid was held at the Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Osborn. Interment at Memory. A host of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved wife, children and children and parents and all relatives.


[ANDERSON, MR. – 1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 22, 1880
We learned that a sad accident occurred on last Monday morning about seven miles east of town on middle Tarkio. A man by the name of Anderson, while attempting to take off his wagon box, was standing on the double tree of his wagon and by some mishap the horses took fright and threw Mr. Anderson from the wagon, killing him almost instantly. Mr. Anderson is a man about 45 years old and leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. – Essex Index

[ANDERSON, MARY, - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1879, p. 3
The infant daughter, Mary, of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Anderson, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1879. The cause of death was a severe scald which the little girl received while playing near the stove the day before. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Barnhart, at the church in Essex on Sabbath day. – Essex Index

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1887, [p. 1]
DIED. – Tuesday, Oct. 25, of an old lung trouble, Joseph Armstrong, in the 51st year of his age. Mr. A. was a resident of the southeast part of the city.  He was born in England and came to the United States at an early age. "Uncle Joe," as he was more familiarly known, has been a resident of Page county for 13 years and during that time has made many warm friends who deeply regret his taking off. His remains will be taken to Oneida, Illinois, tonight for interment and will be accompanied by his wife and mother. Peace to his ashes.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – Mary Eudora Bailey, daughter of A. S. Bailey, died at the home of her uncle in Westboro, Missouri, Monday morning last, where she was under treatment by a skillful physician of that place. She was a typesetter in the Herald office some years ago and worked with her father here several years. For weeks she has been slowly going to her grave and her father was about to bring her home to die when he was suddenly summoned to the presence of the dying girl just in time to get a recognition. The end came so much sooner than expected. The remains were brought to Clarinda for burial Tuesday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – Monday, October 24, 1887, at her late residence in the southeast part of the city, of consumption, Sarah, wife of Wm. Barnett. The deceased moved here from [?], Iowa about [?] years ago and since that time has made many warm friends in the city who will deeply mourn her loss. The funeral [rest of words unreadable].

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 13, 1880
Elder Barnhart, presiding elder of the M. E. district conference west of this, died on Sunday last at his home in Fremont township, near Essex, of apoplexy. Rev. Barnhart was a good Christian, an exemplary man, a faithful worker in his cause and his death is a serious loss to the church and the community. He was near 65 years of age at his death.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1880
We were misinformed last week as to the particulars of the death of Rev. Thos. Barnhart, presiding elder of the M. E. conference of the Council Bluffs district. The reverend gentleman did not die "at his home in Fremont township" as we were informed but at his home in Red Oak.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 15, 1880, p. 3
Mr. Samuel Beardsley, a prominent farmer living about four miles south of Shenandoah, died very suddenly on Saturday last of heart disease.

[BENTLEY, JAMES, 1819 - 1880]                      [JACKSON, SAMUEL M., 1847 - 1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1880, p. 3
Two deaths occurred near Hawleyville last week. Mr. James Bentley died of typhoid pneumonia on Friday and Mr. Samuel Jackson on Thursday, of consumption. Both were good men and their loss is to be regretted.

[BROWN, MONROE, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1887, p. 5
College Springs
Died, October 24th, at his residence near College Springs, Mr. Monroe Brown. Mr. Brown was quite well known. He came here soon after the war, having been raised a slave; like a great many others he came to this part with almost nothing; but by industry and honesty he raised himself from poverty to that of comfortable circumstances. Mr. Brown was respected by all who knew him and there was no more trustworthy man to be found. 

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1893, p. 2
On the 17 day of January 1834, in East Findley township, Washington county, Penn., Archibald Leaman Brownlee was born; on 17 day of February 1893, in Valley township, Page county, Iowa, he died. Death was caused by progressive paralysis. In March 1852 he left Penn., and went to Brown county, Ohio. In the autumn of the same year he went to Warren Co., Ills., remained there until the following spring, when he settled near North Henderson, Mercer county, Ills. He united with the church in 1854, married Miss Mary Brownlee, a sister to Mrs. James Pallock [Pollock] of Douglas township, Jan. 26, 1860. In November 1860, Mrs. Brownlee died. On February 11, 1864, deceased was married to Miss L. [enora] J. Graham, who, with six children, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and one of the fondest of parents. In the truest sense, deceased was one of nature's noblemen and we can truthfully say that by his Death Valley township has sustained the loss of one of its most valuable citizens. The funeral occurred at the home of the bereaved family on Sunday, Feb. 20, 1893. The funeral ceremonies were brief and simple. The remains were followed by a large number of friends and relatives, to the North Page cemetery, where they now rest. Thus ends the history of one of whom it may be truthfully said he was "A combination and a form indeed, where every god did seem to set his seal, to give the world the assurance of a man."

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 23, 1893, p. 7
A. [rchibald] L. [eaman] Brownlee, aged 59 years, a prominent citizen of Valley township, Page Co., died Friday and was buried Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shankland.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 22, 1893, [p. 1]
HEPBURN – The death of A. L. Brownlee has cast a gloom of sadness over our neighborhood, knowing that we have lost a noble man, a devoted Christian, a man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. Shanklin, assisted by Rev. D. Dodds. A large procession followed the remains to the North Page cemetery, where he was laid to rest. Mr. Brownlee leaves a wife, three daughters and two sons to mourn the loss of a loved one. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 5, 1887, p. 8
After a painful illness of three weeks L. [ena] A. Brownlee of Parks precinct, died yesterday morning. He was a single man, aged 26 years. He came to this county last spring. Samuel Ewing, John A. Logan, Jr., and other neighbors brought the remains to the city yesterday in a neat casket and shipped them to Mr. Brownlee's old home at Hepburn, Page county, Iowa. The boy's relatives were telegraphed of his condition last Wednesday, but none had arrived when the corpse started for the east. The neighbors all speak well of the young man, who bore an excellent reputation among the acquaintances he had made during his brief residence here.
The above is from the Benkelman (Neb.) Democrat. Mr. B. is a son of A. [rchibald] L. [eman] Brownlee, near Hepburn, an old and respected citizen.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday October 20, 1922, [p. 1]
Old Resident Here Dies
Mrs. L. [enora] J. [ane] Brownlee, for many years a resident of this vicinity, died Thursday morning about 8:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Winter. Funeral arrangements had not yet been made when The Review went to press. An account of her life will be given in next week's issue of this paper.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday October 27, 1922, p. 7
Lived Here Nearly 40 Years
Mrs. L. [enora] J. [ane] Brownlee, who died Thursday morning of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Winter, had been a resident of this vicinity for nearly forty years, having moved with her family to a farm seven miles south of Villisca in 1882.
Lenora J. Graham was born Dec. 1, 1838, in Pennsylvania and was 83 years old at the time of her death. She was the eldest daughter of James and Mary Graham, and when four years old came with her parents to Mercer county, Ill.
She was united in marriage with A. [rchibald] L. [eaman] on Feb. 11, 1864, and the following year they moved to Clinton, Iowa, where they established their home on the prairie. There they lived for eighteen years, coming then to the farm south of Villisca.
The husband died on Feb. 17, 1893, and Mrs. Brownlee continued to reside on the farm until March 1906, when she and two daughters moved to Loveland, Colo. After a little more than a year they returned to Villisca where Mrs. Brownlee remained until her death.
Mrs. Brownlee was a life-long member of the United Presbyterian church. She was the mother of ten children, six of whom are deceased. Those living are Mrs. Geo. Winter and Mrs. Edith C. Wood of Villisca, J. W. Brownlee of Denver, Colo., and J. F. Brownlee of Yuma, Colo. She leaves a Brownlee sister, Mrs. T. S. Wright of Villisca and one brother, R. M. Graham of Hepburn.
The funeral was held at the Geo. Winter home Saturday afternoon, Dr. A. P. Walton delivering the funeral sermon. He was assisted in the service by Rev. J. L. Boyd of Villisca and by Rev. Gordon, pastor of the United Presbyterian church of Hepburn. Burial was in the North Page cemetery. Those here from a distance to attend the funeral were the two sons from Colorado, also Elmer Brownlee of Monmouth, Ill., Al Brownlee of Shannon City, Iowa, and Miss Lulu Black of Vermilion, S. Dak.

[BURCH, WILLIAM, 1821-1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1880
Buchanan Township
Old Mr. Burch died on the night of the 10th of this month. He was a native of Indiana and moved to Missouri about ten years ago. He was a good citizen and a good man.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1879, p. 3
DIED. Campbell. – At the residence of his parents, in Clarinda, May 27, 1879, Runey H [uram] Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Campbell, aged 14 years, 4 months and 23 days.
Runey had long been a sufferer from a disease that defied all efforts of our best physicians. He bore his afflictions like a hero and did not seem to fear to pass away. The Lord gave him his life and took it again when it pleased Him. To His will we must all bow. "Is it well with the child? It is well."

C. Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1880
Killed by the Cars. – On Monday morning last a Mr. Simon Chandler fell from a stock train at Ottumwa and being run over by the cars was instantly killed. Mr. Chandler had for some time been making his home with Esq. Cunning of East River, his brother-in-law—Mrs. Cunning being Mr. Chandler's sister. He was on his way to Crawford county, Ohio where his two children reside. Welch & Akin had employed him to go with some stock to Chicago, from which place he intended to go on to Ohio. He left Clarinda on Sunday forenoon and Monday morning a telegram from "Bose" Davison, who was with Mr. Chandler, announced the latter's death. The body was buried at Ottumwa. Mr. Chandler was about 60 years of age and unmarried. He was an exemplary gentleman and his tragic death will be regretted by all that knew him.

[CLARK, ADDIE M., -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 9, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Died, October 12, 1887, in Council Bluffs, while attending the school for deaf mutes, of malignant typhoid fever, Miss Adda [Addie] M. Clark, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Clark, of this city, aged 18 years, 8 months and 6 days. She was of a very gentle, retiring, lovable disposition, making her way to the hearts of all who knew her with the artlessness of a little child. Although a member of the school for only three weeks, she had become a universal favorite with teachers and pupils and her death cast a gloom over all. Rev. Dr. Phelps, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Council Bluffs, came out and preached to the children gathered in the chapel and his words, translated into their silent sign language, made a deep impression on them all. The mother who was summoned by telegraph, reach the bedside of her daughter only after the free spirit had taken its flight to the world of sweet song and heavenly sound. The body was embalmed and brought to this city, where on the 14th inst., after brief but impressive service from the pastor from the words, "She is not dead, but sleepeth," it was laid by the side of her sainted father, who preceded her to the land of life some eight months. This affliction, so sudden, so startling, changes not our faith in Him who "doeth all things well." Therefore, "I will bless the Lord at times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth." "She is not dead but gone before."

[CLARK, JAMES A., 1799 - 1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 1, 1880, p. 3
The death of Capt. James Clark of Tarkio is greatly to be regretted. He was a good man, a genial, kindly natured, honest gentleman and an excellent citizen. The world is the poorer by his leaving it. We extend our sympathies to his sorrowing family.

[CLARK, JAMES W., 1815 – 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1879, p. 3
Clark – At his residence in this city, February 16th, 1879, of pneumonia, Jas. W. Clark, in the 64thyear of his age.
Rev. James W. Clark was born in Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 20th, 1815 and spent his early youth in Lexington and Versailles. His father was an eminent lawyer and died while he was yet comparatively young. His mother was an unusually intelligent and pious woman, who brought up a large family of boys and only one daughter. She survived her husband some years. At the age of fifteen Mr. Clark joined the Presbyterian church and shortly after his parents removed to the State of Illinois, which was then a comparatively young State. At the age of sixteen he was out in the Blackhawk war. After serving through the campaign he returned home. His grandmother, a godly, pious woman, furnished him the means to attend Center college at Danville, Ky., where he was educated. His grandmother was anxious for him to become a minister of the gospel, but after leaving college he attended the Transylvania University of law at Lexington, Ky., where he received his diploma as Bachelor of Law, and was licensed to practice shortly after. About this time he met Miss Martha Embry, to whom he was married on the 5th of February, 1839, who survives him, the mother of ten children, seven of whom are living. She was for over forty years a devoted and loving wife and mother. After his marriage he began his practice of law in Nicholasville, Ky., where he resided for four years. About this time, feeling that God had called him to a more holy work than law, being a member of the Richmond church, he shortly after removed to a part of the county of Madison, Ky., where there was no Presbyterian church, so he joined the Methodist church for the purpose of worshipping with them and began preaching in that church, where he remained as a local preacher for some three or four years. About this time his wife became converted and desiring to join the Presbyterian church he returned to that church with her. At the same time several of their children were baptized. He shortly after became a candidate for the ministry and was taken under the care of the Transylvania Presbytery at Lancaster, where he was examined. At his request he was dismissed to the West Lexington Presbytery, where he was licensed to preach, spending several years in Richmond, Ky., teaching and occasionally preaching to country churches, until 1854, when he removed to the State of Missouri, where his real earnest work in the gospel ministry began and was continued until 1861.  His first pastorate was over the Mt. Olivet church, six miles south of Marshall, Saline county, Mo., where he was ordained and installed as pastor of that church. For some two or three years he preached there and also occasionally at Marshall and Arrow Rock churches. After this he purchased a farm in another part of the county near Pisgah church, where he was soon called, to which church he ministered till near the close of the late war. He was twice sent as a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church, the first time at Philadelphia in 1861 and the next time at Cincinnati, this time during his residence at Clarinda. In the fall of 1864 he was called to the Nebraska City church, to which church he ministered for one year. He was then called to the Clarinda church, in Iowa, and there preached for two or three years. From there he removed to Lexington, Mo., and ministered to the Assembly church at that place for several years. From thence he was called to the Concord church in Saline county, Mo., preaching also at Malta Bend and occasionally at Waverly, Mo. From thence he returned to the State of Iowa and took charge of the church at Hamburg and occasionally preaching at Shenandoah. Hamburg was his last pastorate. Old age, with its infirmities coming on, he was compelled to lay aside active work. He then removed to Clarinda, Iowa, where he has since lived surrounded by his family of loving and devoted children. In June last he visited the State of Missouri for the last time, to be near the bed of a dying son. Returning home, he began to prepare more earnestly for death, as he felt he would be the next to go, which proved to be true. On the 16th of February 1879, in the 64th year of his age, surrounded by every member of his loving family, after a severe illness of nine days, he slept in Jesus.

[CONGDON, JOHN E., 1813 – 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday December 21, 1887, p. 8
DIED – Last Friday J. [ohn] E Congdon, who has for some time been making his home with his son, P.[hilander] G. [eorge] Congdon, of this place, died while on a visit to friends in Taylor county. The deceased was a native of New York and was 74 years of age. The immediate cause of his death was congestion of the stomach.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – October 27, 1887, Grace May only daughter of J. H. and N. E. Cramer of Douglas township. The deceased was fourteen years and five months old, was a member of the Methodist church and an earnest Sunday school scholar. She was of a most amiable and happy disposition and beloved by all who knew her. The remains were buried at Clarinda October 28, the services being conducted by Rev. R. E. Carter.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 5, 1880, p. 3
Mrs. Thomas Dragoo, of Long Branch, aged 24 years, died on Thursday of last week of scarlet fever. Hers was the fourth death in the family within less than two years.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 27, 1880
Obituary – Marion Francis Fleenor, son of Adam and Sarah Ann Fleenor, of Nodaway township, Page county, Iowa, died of typhoid fever on Thursday evening, about 6 o'clock, May 20, 1880, at the residence of his parents, aged 20 years, 8 months and 9 days. He was sick over four weeks, suffering greatly in his head. Sometimes the pain was so great as to render him unconscious. His place is now vacant. Another young man is dead and gone. His parents, brothers, and sisters deeply feel their loss. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family. The funeral services were held at the house by the writer, assisted by Rev. J. T. Wornom. Text, Col. i:3. There was a large attendance of the neighbors and friends who thus showed their regard for the deceased and his family. In the name of the family the kindness of the neighbors and friends is received with thankfulness. A large concourse of people followed the corpse to the cemetery at Clarinda where his remains were deposited awaiting the resurrecting of the last day.
Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier,
    When I am gone, when I am gone;
Smile when the slow tolling bell you shall hear,
     When I am gone, I am gone.
           M. L. Custer, Pastor Ev. Ass'n.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 23, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – In Hawleyville, Page county, Iowa, November 11, 1887, E. [li] M. [ilton] Gilchrist, aged 59 years, 1 month and 23 days. He was born in the state of Indiana, September 18, 1828. In the year 1856 he came to Hawleyville where he made his home until the day of his death. He was married to Rebecca Morris on the 8th of April 1875, who with a son near 5 years old, survives him. During the last 10 years he has had very poor health. The funeral was conducted by the members of Orphans Hope Lodge, No. 356, I. O. O. F., of which Mr. Gilchrist was a member. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. John Horned, of the Villisca circuit.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Died in this city, Sept. 18th, 1887, of consumption, Robert Harvey Gray, aged 24 years, 7 months and 15 days. He was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, February 3, 1863; was married in this city, November 11, 1883, to Miss Ida A. Searl; but shortly afterward they moved to Hebron, Nebraska, where they laid to rest both of their children. For almost three years he has been a constant sufferer, but not until the first of this year did he quit his business, always struggling to overcome the enemy that was slowly but surely undermining his health. In the hope that a change of climate would be beneficial to him, he, with his wife, returned to the home of his parents last June and with them remained until his departure from the shores of time. He died expressing his hope in Christ and his reliance upon him for salvation. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents on Tuesday September 20th at 10 a. m. Rev. T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. "The Lord Jesus Christ who is our Hope," 1 Tim. 1:1. The body was laid to rest in the quiet of our cemetery to await the resurrection on that Great Day when Christ shall come to claim and crown his own. T. C. S.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 27, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Ann F. Hampton, mother of Congressman Hepburn, died Wednesday last at 10 o'clock. She has been ill for some weeks but with no particular disease but age. She was 78 years old. She was a daughter of Dr. Catlett, in his day Surgeon General of the U. S. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon.

[HARPER, EDDIE E., -1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 15, 1880, p. 3
DIED. Harper – At the residence of Rev I. Pomeroy, De. 29, 1879, of diptheria, Eddie E., son of H. W. and N. A. Harper, aged four years, four months and thirteen days.

[HARRELL, JOHN, 1846 - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – Departed this life on Wednesday, the 14 inst., in the forty-first year of his age, John Harrell, after a long and severe attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Harrell was an old citizen among us and favorably known as an honest, upright man, a good citizen and a faithful husband and father. He was a man of manly qualities and met death with no fears but confided in Him who is the Father of all as his God and Saviour. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. The afflicted family share the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.     S.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1922, p. 14
Mrs. W. P. Hepburn Died Brought Home For Burial
The funeral services for the late Mrs. W. [illiam] P. [eters] Hepburn at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon were a reminder of old times in this community.
Mrs. Hepburn passed from life on earth to a large life eternal at her home in Washington, D. C., where she has lived since the death of her distinguished husband, Col. W. [illiam] P. [eters] Hepburn, in 1916. The remains were brought to the old home for burial, beside the grave of her husband, being taken to Harmon's Funeral Home. Services at the church Sunday afternoon were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. Abram S. Woodard, assisted by the present pastor of the church, Rev. J. M. Williams. Rev. Woodard made a brief summary of the life of the departed, partly from his personal remembrance and association. The music was furnished by the church choir, Chas. Keeran, Claude Annan, Mrs. W. J. Scott and Mrs. E. Mack with Miss Eula Keeran at the organ. The pallbearers were Dr. T. E. Powers, Dr. W. C. Phillips, I. W. Shambaugh, A. J. Hawley, C. F. Butler and Harry Chamberlain. A profusion of roses marked the respect in which Mrs. Hepburn has been held in this community.
Hers was a beautiful and eventful life. Born in Castalia, Ohio, Dec. 15th, 1837, her maiden name being Melvina Annette Morseman {Morsman}, she accompanied her parents to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1845, and in 1856 was united in marriage to W. [illiam] P. [eters] Hepburn, moving with him to Marshalltown. The couple went to Tennessee for a time, Mr. Hepburn having a newspaper there, moving back to Iowa City and from there in 1867 to Clarinda which she has ever since counted as her home, although spending much time in Washington where for many years Col. Hepburn so ably represented this congressional district in Congress. During their early married life Col. Hepburn was absent from home while engaged in service for his country, during the Civil War.
Mrs. Hepburn's religion, like her other traits, was of a sterling character, having joined the Methodist Church while but fourteen years of age and always remained a staunch member of this congregation.
The surviving relatives are the son, Capt. Charles B. [eaumont] Hepburn of Washington, D. C., who has three children, a daughter Mrs. Margaret H. Chamberlain of Washington and two sons, also four brothers, H. M. Morseman [Morsman] of Clarinda, Ed and W. [estel] W. living in California and Herman Morseman [Morsman] of St. Louis, with a sister, Lou Porter of Minneapolis; another grandson, Harry M. Hepburn lives in Oakland, Calif.
A number of friends of the Hepburn family were present at the funeral from Omaha and Iowa City.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), March 23, 1922, p. 5
Mrs. W. P. Hepburn – Six years ago Clarinda was called upon to mourn the loss of one who had figured largely in the life and history and hearts of the people. When Clarinda people heard of the death of Col. W. [illiam] P. [eters] Hepburn the sense of loss was keen but not more keen than the personal grief which Clarinda felt when the message came announcing the death of his widow, Mrs. Melvina A. [nnette] Hepburn. Mrs. Hepburn died the 16th of March in her home in Washington, D. C., and the body was brought here for burial, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Chamberlain and her son, Capt. Charles Hepburn.
The body was taken to Harmon's Funeral Home and Sunday the funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church which she had loved so long and well and served so faithfully. Rev. A. S. Woodard of Shenandoah preached the funeral sermon.
A grandson, Hal Hepburn of California, was present. Mrs. James L. Brown and daughter, Mabel Brown, from Omaha and Dr. Max Brown of Red Oak were here also.
H. E. Morsman, a brother of the late Mrs. Hepburn, resides in Clarinda and was here at the funeral.

A quartet composed of Mrs. E. H. Mack, Mrs. W. J. Scott, Claude Annan, and Charles Keeran sang "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought."
The pall bearers were Dr. T. E. Powers, Dr. W. C. Phillips, I. W. Shambaugh, A. J. Hawley, Harry Chamberlain and Charles F. Butler.
It is impossible to tell with a few pitifully inadequate words just what the eighty-four years of splendid living of Mrs. Hepburn has meant to those who have known and loved her. It is only possible to touch tenderly the high spots in her life. For seventy years she was a member of the Methodist church and loyal always. In these days of shifting and change that means something incomparably rare.

Mrs. Hepburn was not a society woman in a frivolous sense. She was too busy. Every good movement had her support. The early days of W. C. T. U., of Y. W. C. A., of suffrage, had her early support. Mrs. Hepburn like to boast of pioneer parentage on both sides. She herself was a pioneer not only in a sectional sense but in every good movement which presented itself.
Her home life was exceptionally happy. She and Mr. Hepburn were married in Iowa City when she was only 18. For their wedding trip they went up into northern Iowa prospecting and returned to Iowa City with only $30.
Mrs. Hepburn never was glad to have Mr. Hepburn in politics. She didn't like the life but she stood loyally by when she found it the life he had chosen and he never tired of telling about the help and inspiration she had been to him.
During the later years of his campaign life Colonel Hepburn had begun to feel the strain of the life of politics and Mrs. Hepburn gave up all social life to go with him to look after his personal health and comfort. This care kept him active in politics long after physicians had advised him to retire.

Mrs. Hepburn loved to read aloud and very early she formed the habit of reading to her husband during his resting hours and this no doubt helped to keep him the well-informed man he was. This reading aloud habit was one which continued all through their life together.
When Colonel and Mrs. Hepburn had been married fifty years, they took the trip across the continent and both oceans with the Taft party in 1905. They spent quite a while in the Orient. When they returned from this trip Clarinda greeted them with an elaborate celebration which they had planned in honor of the fiftieth anniversary.
Clarinda was always glad to do honor to these two great people who have meant much in the history of Clarinda and infinitely more in the lives and hearts of those who have lived close to them.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 6, 1880
DIED. – In Blanchard, April 27th, 1880, in his 60th year, Mr. Wyatt Hunter. His disease was erysipelas and catarrh in the head. He leaves a wife and large family, four of whom were with him when he died.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 24, 1885, p. 2
An eight-year-old son of Joseph Journey of Shambaugh was drowned Sunday while bathing in the Nodaway.

[KING, MARY E., - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1879, p. 3
DIED. – King – On Saturday, Jan. 25, 1879, Mrs. Mary E. King, at her residence in Braddyville, after a protracted illness of several weeks.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 19, 1880, p. 3
Sudden Death. – On Tuesday last a young gentleman named J. [ohn] F. [ranklin] laLattimore, aged about 32 years, died very suddenly at Bingham, the first station below this city on the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific road. He had been suffering from a very severe cold which brought about congestion of the lungs, causing his death about noon on the day mentioned. His health was sufficiently good to enable him to attend a wedding the evening previous and after his return to his lodging place he bathed his feet and retired. He soon after began to suffer and in a short time became delirious, which continued until he died, a few hours later. He was in the employ of Mr. Armstrong, a grain merchant at Bingham and was highly respected and esteemed by those who knew him. – (Shenandoah Republican)

[LEECH, LOYD]Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 14, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – On the 9th of September Loyd Leech, aged 6 years and 6 months. The son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Leech. After a short and painful illness of little more than a week he passed suddenly away to be with Jesus. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their promising son. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. V. Eddy. The words of comfort were spoken from 2 Sam. 12: 25 "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." Separation by death is not final.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 31, 1879, p. 3
DIED. Lewis. – At the residence of her son-in-law, L. Vandevender, in Clarinda, Sunday, July 20th, Mrs. Sarah Lewis, aged 73 years.
The deceased, with her husband, Jno. V. Lewis (who was one of the town company), came to Ottumwa as soon as it was laid out in 1843. In 1845, Mr. Lewis died, and his wife lived in a house on the lot now occupied by the residence of William Daggett until she removed from here, about 1866. Since that date she has resided with her sons-in-law, Mr. Vandevender and Levi Reeves, near Clarinda. She was a member of the M. E. church and a most excellent Christian woman. Her demise will be regretted, and her virtues long remembered by the old settlers of Ottumwa. She leaves three children, Ed F. Lewis, now chief clerk to the Surveyor General of Oregon, at Portland, Mrs. Amanda Reeves and Mrs. Mary Vandevender. Her remains arrived here on the C. B. & Q. 5:10 p. m. train and were immediately taken to the Ottumwa cemetery, where they were interred. Quite a large number of the old settlers turned out in carriages to follow her remains to their last resting place. – (Ottumwa Courier, July 21)

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1880
Jonathan Lodge, a gentleman who has lived by himself for the last ten years, about two miles out of Blanchard, died last Sunday with heart disease and dropsy. No stir was seen around the place where he lived and some of the neighbors went in on Friday night to see if he needed any assistance. They found him in a suffering condition and sent for a doctor, but help was beyond their reach and on Sunday he passed away. He has a daughter living in Pennsylvania who is expected to come and take charge of the property. – Blanchard Record

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 28, 1891, p. 4
Died, at her residence here in town Sunday evening, Jan. 25, Mrs. Rebecca Love. She leaves a husband and one little boy to mourn her loss. Three messengers were dispatched for Rev. Huntzinger, but they did not succeed in getting him, so the funeral sermon was postponed until next Sunday. The hearse from Clarinda was over and there is another new grave on the hill.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 11, 1891, p. 7
Obituary – Rebecca Love died at her home near Hawleyville, January 25, 1891, aged 46 years, 1 month and 17 days. She was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania Dec. 8, 1844 and came to Iowa in 1875. She was first married to E. [li] M. [ilton] Gilchrist Oct. 15, 1874, who died Nov. 11, 1887. She was afterward married Feb. 9, 1889, to John Love, who, with one son, is now left to mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by the writer.
Sister Love was respected by all and she was a kind and loving wife and mother, always made home pleasant and happy and touched the hearts with love everywhere. She waited patiently till Jesus came to take her home. She did not belong to any church at the time of her death, but I was there and prayed with her often. During her illness she prayed earnestly for God to save her and a bright light shone out of her face as she fell asleep in Jesus to rest from her labor, and her works do follow her.
Text, Rev. xiii, 14; lesson read, 1 Cor. 15th chapter.     Rev. Levi P. Huntzinger

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 13, 1880
A young child of Mr. and Mrs. Det Martin of Braddyville, died on Tuesday of last week of pneumonia. Its age was about eighteen months.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 10, 1879, p. 3
DIED – In Tarkio township, June 12th, Samuel Joseph, infant son of William and Catharine Maxwell, aged three months.


[MAYS, C. E., CHILD OF, - 1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1880
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mays, of Morsman, died one day last week. Its age was about four months.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1880, p. 3
We notice the death of Sam'l McNeal, Esq., north of town, on the 18th inst., of pneumonia. Mrs. Beatty, a sister of the deceased and aged 70, has been quite sick with pneumonia for the past two weeks but is on the mend and will probably recover. Dr. Jackson is the attending physician.

[MCPEAK CHILD – 1880] 
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 12, 1880, p. 3
Burned to Death. – The Republican states that a child of Mr. and Mrs. McPeak, of Shenandoah, died on Wednesday morning of last week, from the effects of burns received the previous evening. It appears that the parents had gone out to the stable, leaving no one in the house but two or three small children, who at once commenced playing with the fire in the stove, when the clothes of the younger one caught fire and before the flames could be extinguished it was fatally injured.

[MILLER, GEORGE A., 1839 - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1887, p. 5
Memorial service of George N. Miller, who dropped dead of heart disease last week, will be held by the G. A. R. at their hall on Wednesday evening, December 28. Mr. Miller is the third to answer roll call at the last muster in the past nine months. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 21, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – Last Monday at her home eight miles west of Clarinda, Martha J. [ane], wife of Wolf Miller. The deceased is a sister of John Harrell, who died last week, and is the seventh one of the family to die in the last few years from the same disease, typhoid fever. She came to town to assist in the care of her brother during his illness and was attacked by the same disease [from] which he was so long a sufferer. A husband and one child is left to mourn her departure. The funeral occurred yesterday, the remains being interred in the family burying ground in that vicinity.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 9, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Milhone [Millhone], wife of L. [ambert] Milhone, a respected farmer of East River township, was buried Monday. We extend our sympathy to Mr. M.

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


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1922, p. 8
Lambert J. Millhone – Lambert J. Millhone died at his home in West Clarinda Friday, May 26, 1922. Mr. Millhone became ill about six weeks ago but had been out on the street two or three times. About a week before his death he became very critically ill. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. It was conducted by Dr. A. B. Marshall, pastor of the church, who chose as his theme the Twenty-third Psalm, a favorite of Mr. Millhone. The pallbearers were five grandsons of the deceased: Carl Brummett, Tom Brummett, Alvin Brummett, Holly Mahaffy, Frank Millhone; and one great grandson, John Lewis. Five little great grandchildren carried the beautiful flowers. They were Keith Brummett, Catherine Brummett, Paul Brummett, Gladys Osborne, and Doris Millhone. Three nieces and one nephew from Washington, Iowa, were in attendance at the funeral. They were Mrs. Joe Murphy, Mrs. Clara Hebel, Miss Mary Bigham and John Bigham.
The late Mr. Millhone was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1836. He remained on the farm on which he was born until he was 21 years of age. He then farmed four years for himself. Mr. Millhone was married in Guernsey county, to Catherine Nicholson, Nov. 19, 1857. In 1861 with his wife and two small children, his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Millhone and his brother-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nicholson, he came to Henry county, Iowa, in true pioneer fashion in immigrant wagons. This was at the time of the Civil war. Mr. Millhone's brother and brother-in-law enlisted in service, insisting that Mr. Millhone, on account of his little ones, should stay at home. This he did, looking after his own family and the farms and wives of the other men related to him while they were in service. In this then new country there was no church convenient to go to worship. Mr. Millhone was one who assisted in cutting trees and hauling logs where a non-denominational church was built at Center, and here Mr. Millhone and family worshipped until they came to Page county, settling here in 1875. He purchased land in East River township owned by J. A. Thompson. It is interesting to note that this land is still in the Millhone family, Mr. Millhone having sold it to his son, I. [saac] N. [ewton] Millhone in later years. It is now the property of his son, Frank Millhone, who lives there.
Of the ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Millhone, six, with the mother, have passed away. On Oct. 9, 1890, Mr. Millhone married Mrs. Fannie Burns Harrell of Clarinda. She with Mr. Millhone's sons, I. [saac] N. [ewton], T. homas] M., Mancie, and one daughter, Mrs. H. W. Hammond, survive him. There are also left behind him a brother and sister, twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
  In 1893 Mr. and Mrs. Millhone moved from East River to the farm now owned by J. W. Smith just north of Clarinda. After residing there two years they came to Clarinda, which has been their home ever since. For a number of years, they lived just west of the post office in the property formerly the Capt. G. [eorge] W. Burns home.
Mr. Millhone joined the Methodist church in early life, later as previously mentioned attended the non-denominational church in Henry county. Upon moving to Clarinda, he joined the Presbyterian church of which church he was a member at the time of his death.
He was an honest, straight forward man, well informed man, who long will be kindly remembered.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1940, p. 7
Mancel N Millhone – Mancel N [icholson] Millhone was born in Henry county, Iowa, on July 15, 1873. He was the son of Lambert and Catherine Millhone, who came to Page county, Iowa, shortly after his birth and were among the early settlers in East River township, Page county, Iowa.
He was married to Ora Snodgrass of Old Memory. They moved to Denver, Colo., in 1898 and two years later, he entered the employ of the Colorado & Southern Railway. His run for many years was between Denver and Cheyenne. He was retired in 1938 and since that time had spent much of his time in California. He and his wife had only returned to Denver about two weeks when he died of a heart attack at his home at 2030 Welton street, Denver, Colo., on May 20, 1940.
He left surviving him his wife of Denver, Colo., one brother, I. [saac] N. [ewton] Millhone of Clarinda, Ia. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 15, 1931, [p. 1]
Tom Millhone Shot Himself
In Fit of Despondency Used Shotgun at House on Farm North of Town
In a fit of despondency over money matters, Tom Millhone ended all by shooting himself with a shotgun just before noon this Monday, the body being found after the noon hour by his brother, I. [saac] N. [ewton] Millhone, who had occasion to go past the vacant house on the farm north of town, where the body was lying. His brother called Sheriff McClelland and Deputy Sheriff Pfander, who called Doctor Sellards, bringing the body to the Walker Funeral Home, where Coroner L. D. Walker arrived soon afterward, and an examination was made.
Mr. Millhone did the deed with a single barrel shotgun, which he held to his left breast, death being instant.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 15, 1931, p. 2
Thomas Milhone – Thomas Milhone [Millhone] was born Feb. 8, 1871 and died at Clarinda, Iowa, Jan. 12, 1931, having reached the age of 59 years, 11 months and 4 days.
He was one of eleven children born to Lambert L. and Cathrine Nicholson Millhone. Of this family the father, mother, five sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Two brothers remain, I. [saac] N. [ewton] Milhone [Millhone] of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mancel Millhone of Denver, Colo.
On April 13, 1893, Mr. Millhone and Miss Mary Georgianna Mann were united in marriage. They spent their entire married life in Page county, Iowa, making their home first on a farm east of Clarinda, afterward moving to Clarinda, Mr. Millhone still continuing his farming activities.
In his sixty years of life, he mingled freely with his fellowmen, taking an active interest in the affairs of the community, willingly doing his part as a good citizen, bearing his fair share of the community's burdens. He was a kind and loving husband, a loyal friend, and a kindly accommodating neighbor. His personality was of such a nature that it won for him a very large host of friends.
In his passing from this life he leaves to mourn his going, his wife, two brothers, numerous other relatives and many friends. The place that he occupied in the community will be vacant, his kindly smile will be missed.
The funeral services held Wednesday afternoon, taxed capacity of the large Pruitt Funeral Home, indicating the number of friends possessed by Mr. Millhone. His pastor, Dr. A. B. Thutt, conducted the services, referring to the important place he has held in the community and his worth as a man, also reading the foregoing obituary. Music was furnished by a male quartette composed of Tom Tomlinson, Scott Hitchcock, Rudolph Swanson and Roscoe Applegate, with Miss Carrie Loranz at the piano. The pallbearers were Harry Lyman, Walter Anderson, E. G. Strong, George Annan, Elmer Nelson and Wall Hoskins. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery in the family lot, where their infant child was laid away years ago.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1931, p. 3
Mansell Millhone of Denver, Colo., came in to Clarinda Wednesday to attend the funeral service of his brother, Tom Millhone, which was held that afternoon. He will remain here until Sunday.
John Digham [Bigham] of Noble, Iowa, arrived in Clarinda Wednesday, coming to be present at the Tom Millhone funeral.
William Mann of St. Joseph, Mo., was in Clarinda Wednesday in attendance at the Tom Millhone funeral. Mr. Mann is a brother of Mrs. Millhone.
Paul L. Millhone was called home Tuesday by the death of his uncle, Tom Millhone, and will not have to return to his legislative duties in Des Moines until the end of the week, as the legislature is taking a vacation from Thursday until next Tuesday.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 10, 1880, p. 3
Mrs. M.[oses] J. [enery] Morsman, mother of Capt. W. [estel] W., D. [orman] J., and H. [erman] A. [lva] Morsman and Mrs. W.[illiam] P. [eters] Hepburn, of Clarinda, died at her home in Iowa City on Friday last. News of her death did not reach here until Saturday evening and on Sunday morning Captain Morsman, D. J. Morsman, Mrs. Hepburn and Mrs. W. F. Thummel started for Iowa City to attend the funeral. H. A. Morsman was at Denver, but hurried home on receipt of the sad news. Mrs. Morsman had been an invalid for some time but was not thought to be seriously ill until the day of her death. She was about 65 years of age. Her husband had returned from a visit to the Pacific coast but a few days before her death.

[MOSS, EMMETT, 1885 – 1930]

 Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 24, 1930, p. 6
Emmett Moss Dies At Phoenix, Ariz.
A telegram received by Howard Moss Sunday afternoon brought word of the death of his son, Emmett Moss, who has been living at Phoenix, Ariz., for over a year in an attempt to rid his body of tuberculosis. The body will be brought back to Clarinda, Mrs. Moss starting with it Monday evening and arrangements will be made later about the services.

[MOSS, EMMETT, 1885 – 1930]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 27, 1930, p. 7
Emmett Moss – Emmett Moss, son of Howard Moss, was born in Clarinda 42 years ago and died of pneumonia in Phoenix, Arizona Sunday, March 23, 1930. He was educated in the Clarinda Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1908, the first colored lad to complete the high school work in Clarinda.
Mr. Moss was employed by the Martha Washington Candy Factory of Kansas City for seven years prior to the break in his health which forced him to seek a change of climate a year ago. Emmett was especially talented in having a beautiful singing voice and was a member for several years of the Harvey Minstrel Co., covering all the U. S., having visited every state in the Union and the principal cities of Canada.

His moral character was of the highest and he was universally respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Kate, father, Howard, brother, Russell, a half-brother, Gus Miller of Kansas City and a half sister, Laura Letcher of Nebraska City, Neb.
He was a member of the colored Masonic Lodge of Kansas City, also a member of the A. M. E. Church of Clarinda. His funeral is to be held Friday at 3 P. M. at the          A. M. E. church of this city.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1880, p. 3
The wife of Howard Moss (colored) died in our city on Tuesday of last week.

[MOSS, HOWARD, 1849 -1932]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 14, 1932, [p. 1]
Resident Here For 62 Years Died In St. Joe
Howard Moss, one of our oldest colored citizens, died at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Laura Letcher, June 27, in Nebraska City. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 29, at the A. M. E. church in Clarinda, Rev. Geo. B. White, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating.
Mr. Moss was born in slavery in Richmond, Mo., serving under but one master, a Mr. Hughes, until freed by the Civil war. He has since visited the old homestead and was received as a friend. A picture of this old homestead appeared recently in the Kansas City Star. Mr. Moss recognized the old buildings and was very pleased with the picture.
Mr. Moss lived in Clarinda sixty-two years, fifty of which were spent in his home on N 13th street. He was admired and respected by all his white neighbors, as well as his colored friends. He was an honest, upright citizen. His wife and three children preceded him, Bessie, Emmett and one other. He leaves one son, Russell, and two stepchildren, August Mieler of Kansas City and Mrs. Letcher of Nebraska City.

[MYERS, ANNIE MRS. – 1880]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 4, 1880, p. 3
One More Unfortunate. – On Sunday night of last week, Mrs. Annie Myers, a young married lady of Shenandoah, whose soulless, cowardly husband had deserted her, gave birth to an infant and fell into spasms from which she died. Inhuman desertion was no doubt the cause to which the sudden death of this unfortunate young woman may be attributed. Her babe was thrown upon public charity by her death and according to the Reporter the case is indeed a sad one.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 5, 1887, p. 8
Mustered Out. – Died, at the home of A. F. Leigh, in La Prairie Center, Marshall county, Ill., on Sept. 18, 1887, Warren D. Myres, a former resident of Washington township, Page county, Ia. Comrade Myres responded to the call of his country in her hour of sore need, enlisting in Co. D, 77th Ills. Infantry, and served until the end of the war, taking part in all the campaigns and battles of his regiment, including the battles of Fort Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hills and the Siege of Vicksburg, was severely wounded on the 22d of May in the assault on the rebel works. He was an honored member of Gettysburg Post No. 241 Department of Iowa, G. A. R., located at Northboro, Page county, Ia., and, for two years, Senior Vice-Commander of the Post; and was the first of our members called home by death since the organization of the Post, Oct. 24th, 1883. The wife and children of our deceased Comrade have the earnest sympathy of all the members of the Post.   J. H. Wheeler, Adjutant of Post 241.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1887, [p. 1]
DIED. – John Henry Opetz [Opitz], near North Grove church, October 29th. He was in his 22nd year, a bright, energetic, hopeful young man, loved and respected by all who knew him. Among his last words he attempted to sing "Just as I am without one plea." The funeral sermon was preached by the undersigned at North Grove church Sunday at 11 o'clock, to a large audience of sympathizing friends.   John Harned

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 21, 1879, p. 3
DIED. Packard – At Summit, Nodaway township, August 8th, Samuel, son of Charles and Elizabeth Packard, aged 1 year and 10 months.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 19, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – At his home near Maryville, Missouri, October 15, 1887, William Pitt Palmer. The remains were brought to this place for burial and the funeral occurred yesterday from the residence of his son-in-law, David Couts. The deceased was born in London, England, in the year 1809 and came to America in 1821. He leaves a number of children and grandchildren to mourn his departure. The funeral services were very largely attended by relatives and friends.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1880, p. 3
Mr. Thomas Pierson, aged about fifty years and a citizen of this place, died last Thursday. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church on Saturday.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 10, 1879, p. 3
An Old Citizen Gone
We learn that on Sabbath last J. [ohn] H. [aymond] Polsley, one of the first settlers of Page county, died at his residence in Lincoln township. He must have been nearly ninety years of age. He came to Page county in 1855 and settled in Clarinda and for several years was engaged in mercantile business, when he sold out and moved to a farm west of Page City where he has resided ever since. He was a number one man and a noble citizen, and his many friends throughout the county will regret to learn of his death. We think he was a native of Virginia and a few years ago had a brother in in Congress. After leaving Virginia he settled in Indiana and came from there here as above stated. His family was large and many of his children live near him. The sympathy of The Democrat, with the numerous friends of the deceased, is extended to the bereaved family.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 19, 1887, p. 8
A Young Life Ended
This morning as the town clock was striking the hour of six, the thread of life holding the spirit of Eugene D. Quinn, was snapped and the spirit returned to the God who gave it. This will be startling and very sad news to the many friends and acquaintances of the young man, for only a few days ago he was going his usual rounds in the full vigor of manhood. Two weeks ago last Saturday he complained of not feeling well and Sunday was not able to be up. His physician soon discovered that he was suffering from an attack of typhoid fever. His parents living in Peoria were notified of his condition and his father came to see him but not regarding his condition as alarming, returned home. Every day, letters was sent telling the anxious ones of his condition and the reports were so encouraging that no serious anxiety was felt until Monday a telegram was received telling them to come at once as he was worse and little hope of recovery. This was crushing news and the stricken father and mother started as soon as possible, arriving here yesterday morning. All night, the anxious, loving parents watched beside their dying boy, hoping against hope that a turn might come, and his life be spared to them. But the flame had burned too low to be revived, and at the early break of day, the spirit of this their first born and only son, took its flight from earth, leaving only the wrecked and ruined house of clay to remind them of what he had been. But no, this wasted form was not all, not anything compared to that which is left to the sorrowing parents. They have fresh in their memory the panoramic picture of the whole life of their loved one. This can never die and leave them and as the years come and go, made longer by this loss that can never be repaired, this picture of his life will grow brighter and more comforting to them.
Eugene D. Quinn, age 24, was born in Tazewell county, Ills., was taken by his parents to Peoria when fourteen years of age, was educated in the public schools, attended business college, and then went into his father's office as bookkeeper. About a year ago he came to Clarinda and took charge of their business in this part of Iowa. He was managing several elevators along the line of the H. & S. road and was buying a very large amount of grain. During his residence here, he has made a host of friends and will be greatly missed by the young people with whom he was very popular. He had made his home at the Linderman hotel ever since coming here and during his sickness has had the best of care by Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy. Besides his parents, who were with him in his last hours, he leaves two sisters, one at Vassar College and the other, about eight years old, living at home.
There will be a short funeral service at the Linderman so that all the friends may take a last look at the remains after which they will be taken to the depot to be shipped to Peoria for interment. Pall bearers are W. L. Lundy, I. W. Shambaugh, H. S. Nelson, I. Weil, P. H. Friend, E. Levy, Chas. Hepburn, and A. S. VanSandt. The exercises will be conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 1, 1880
A Sad Suicide
On Sunday last Mrs. S. [ven] M. [agnus] Rapp, living in Fremont township, about six miles from Essex, committed suicide by hanging. About two months since Mrs. Rapp gave birth to twins, which died shortly after their birth. Their death affected her greatly and she has been unhappy ever since.
Sunday last, in the afternoon, she took advantage of the absence of her husband and children from the house to go upstairs and commit the fearful act. Her family were from the house but a few minutes but on their return, Mrs. Rapp was found dead.
The unfortunate lady was about 35 years of age. She leaves a family of five children, all of whom sadly need a mother's care. She was a native of Sweden and we learn has one child in that country.

[REESER, JOHN, - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 12, 1879, p. 3
Found Dead. – On Thursday, the 12th inst., John Reeser, a young man about twenty-one years old, was found dead in the barn of J. S. Walker, in Buchanan township. He must have been there some forty-eight hours when found, as he had been seen near there the Thursday before and when found was in a very bad condition. A coroner's inquest was held, and it was pronounced that he came to his death by poisoning himself. There is no traces or cause given why he committed such a rash act.

[REESER, JOHN, - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 17, 1879, p. 3
That Suicide
It will be remembered that some weeks since it was announced in The Democrat that one John Reeser was found dead in J. T. Walker's stable, in Buchanan township. An inquest was held at the time and the verdict agreed upon was death by poison. But this did not satisfy all and a few weeks after the coroner went down, took up the body and the stomach was taken out and sent to Chicago to be analyzed. Some evidence was taken then, and the inquest adjourned until the 11th inst. when it again met and closed up its business. The analyzation of the stomach showed a large amount of strychnine and that about settled the case. But on the 11th they met again and after taking a large amount of testimony the following was the verdict arrived at by the jury:
State of Iowa,} ss
Page County.
Upon an inquest held at the Shearer graveyard, in Page county, Iowa, on the 17th day of June, A. D. 1879, before Thomas Evans, the Coroner of Page county, Iowa, upon the body of John Reeser, there lying, and adjourned to the Calhoon school house, in said county and State, until July 11th, 1879, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors, upon their oaths, do say that the deceased came to his death by strychnine taken by his own hand.
In testimony whereof, we have here unto subscribed our names on this, the 11th day of July, A. D. 1879.
                    Peter Beabout,} Jurors
                    A. Eads          
                    J. D. Maxwell

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1927, p. 7
Henry Rhoades – Henry Rhoades, an old-time resident south of Shambaugh and then a citizen of the town of Shambaugh, died last Saturday at the home in Red Oak, where he has been living with his two daughters, Allie and Maude. The funeral was held from the home in Red Oak Monday afternoon, with burial and a short service at the grave in the Covenanter cemetery southwest of Clarinda.
Mr. Rhoades was 82 years old at the time of his death. He was a native of the state of Kentucky, moving to Page County many years ago where he raised his family. He leaves three sons and two daughters: Clarence of Shambaugh, Byron of Marysville, Kans., John, who recently moved to Kansas, and Allie and Maude, with whom he has made his home in Red Oak in late years.
There were several from Clarinda who went to Red Oak to the home the first of the week, some of his former friends from Clarinda and Shambaugh attending the funral there.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1926, p. 3
James Erwin Rhoades – James Erwin Rhoades was born in Illinois, March 23, 1855 and died July 1, 1926. He was married to Maryette Filley in March 1881 and to this union were born eleven children, nine of whom are living, Mrs. Julia Howard of Shambaugh, Mrs. Lora Davison of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Dela Blake of Des Moines; Mrs. Veda Moore, Gravity; Mrs. Inez Timmons, Melborn, Mo.; Elick Rhoades, Omaha, Nebr.; Burt Rhoades, Melborn, Mo.; Ray Rhoades, Des Moines; and Mrs. Mabel Griffith, Melborn, Mo. Maryette Rhoades, his wife, died Nov. 9, 1920.
He was married to Mrs. Mary Scidmore, Sept. 15, 1921, who remains to mourn her loss.
Frank and George Rhoades of Louisville, Colo., Mrs. Lou Maxfield of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Anna Belle Goldsberry of Chicago, Ill., brothers and sisters of Mr. Rhoades, also survive; also, twenty-five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Mr. Rhoades' death came as a result of the tornado which struck Clarinda on June 16. He passed away at 11 o'clock on the morning of July 1.
The funeral services were held at his home in Clarinda, conducted by Rev. J. Roy Branchflower, pastor of the Church of God at Shambaugh, on Sunday, July 4. Mr. Branchflower used for his text a part of the third verse of the twentieth chapter of First Samuel, "There is but a step between me and death."
Mrs. Modger, Mrs. Golda Davison, Forest Beery and Ed Calhoon of the Shambaugh Church of God composed the quartette which sang. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, July 8, 1926, p. 4.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 9, 1885, p. 2
The wife of John A. Ronalds [Ronald], book keeper at S. M. Crooks', died Tuesday evening of diptheria. Her baby born Christmas, died the following evening and both were buried yesterday, leaving Mr. R. alone in the world. They were married about a year ago. She being a Catholic, a priest from St. Joe conducted the funeral.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1887, p. 5
Mr. Rosendahl, who was hurt at Badger's mill a week or two ago, died from the effects of his injuries on last Thursday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pringle at Rose Hill on Saturday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 28, 1887, p. 5
Died--Nelson J. Rosendall [Rosendahl], Dec 22, 1887, at the close of ten days suffering from accidental injuries received in a flouring mill, of which he was a part owner, near Hepburn. He was born in Sweden, Dec 6th, 1853, and came to the United States in 1867 and to Page county the present year. His father and mother, near Hepburn, and a married sister in Dakota, remain to mourn his untimely and sad death. He was a member of the Reformed Lutheran church and a man of excellent qualities. The funeral took place Dec 24th, from the Cagley church, where Rev J.V. Pringle preached and conducted the other religious exercises, and the body was laid to rest in the graveyard adjoining the church. "As for man, his days are as grass, as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth for the wind passeth over it and is gone—but the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting unto them that fear him." 

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 6, 1880, p. 3
Mr. Irwin [Irving] Runnells, a young man who formerly resided in this county, died lately in Arizona. His father, B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Runnells, brought the body to Clarinda Monday night last and it was buried in our cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 3, 1880
DIED. – At his home near the Cutter school house, on the Tarkio river, May 28th, of typhoid fever, Harvey Runyon [Runyan], aged 29 years. The funeral services were held on Saturday last at the Snyder school house, led by W. S. Hooker.
[Note:  The family is spelled Runyan on their headstones.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 5, 1904, p. 2
On Sabbath morning at 4 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Mary A. [nn] Runyan, widow lady and one of the old settlers of this vicinity. The funeral was preached on Monday at the Methodist Episcopal church by Rev. J. B. Bartley of Shenandoah, an old neighbor and former pastor of the deceased. She was the mother of ten children, six of which was present at the funeral.

[SCIDMORE, JOHN, 1842- 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 9, 1895, p. 3
John Scidmore Dead
Just after noon today this community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of John Scidmore. For many he has been a sufferer from a form of Bright's Disease, and lately has been confined to his bed much of the time. A few days ago, he became worse, but was not thought to be in an especially dangerous condition. At noon today he called for his dinner, and while his wife and daughter were in another room preparing it for him, he expired. On their return to the room they at once gave the alarm, and friends immediately gathered, but it was too late. The spark of life had fled.
Mr Scidmore was born in Saratoga county, N.Y., 1842. His parents were of English origin. His mother died ten years after his birth, but his father lived until 1886. He learned the trade of mason with his father, and in 1862 they located in LaSalle county, Illinois. In 1867 he was married to Miss Mary E. Taylor, of which union five children have been born, two of them, Fred, aged 27, and Lillie, aged 20, are still living.
Mr Scidmore was a member of the Odd Fellows' lodge, and also of the Modern Woodmen. He was a respected citizen and a kind husband and father. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.
The funeral will be held from the home, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev T.C. Smith and Rev R.C. Sargent. 

[SCIDMORE, JOHN, 1842- 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1895, p. 8
John Scidmore died at his home in north Clarinda about mid-day Tuesday, July 9, 1895, aged 53 years, 2 months and 12 days. He had been in poor health for a long time, suffering greatly from Bright's disease principally, but his death was not expected so soon. Just before noon he asked for something to eat and while his wife and daughter were preparing it, he became worse and on their return he was found to be sinking fast and expired in a few moments. Mr. Scidmore was born in Saratoga county, New York in 1842. In 1862 he removed to La Salle, Ill., where he followed the brick mason trade learned from his father, until locating in this city. In 1867 he was married to Miss Mary E. Taylor, who with two children, Fred and Lillie, out of a family of five, still survive him and deeply mourn the death of a loving husband and devoted father. Mr. Scidmore was a kind and generous hearted citizen, respected by all, and at the funeral at 10 o'clock this morning, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith assisted by Rev. Sargent, he received due respect and attention from the members of the Odd Fellows lodge, the Modern Woodman and the Clarinda Fire Department, of which he had long been an honorable member. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

[SCIDMORE, JOHN, 1842- 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 12, 1895, [p. 1]
John Scidmore, proprietor of the green house property in north Clarinda, died Tuesday after a lingering illness. He had been afflicted with Bright's disease for some time. His age was 53 years, 2 months and 12 days. The funeral was held Thursday from the family residence, Reverends. T. C. Smith and R. C. Sargent officiating, and the lodges of Odd Fellows, Woodmen and the fire department, organizations of which he was a member, paying appropriate tribute of respect. Mr. Scidmore was a well and favorably known citizen whose death is sincerely and much regretted by many beside immediate relatives. He had acted as sexton at the city cemetery for a number of years. He leaves a widow, a son, Fred, and daughter, Lillie.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 27, 1880
A child of Mr. and Mrs. John Scidmore, of Clarinda, died on Tuesday of last week. Its disease at first was measles but other ailments followed and caused its death. Mrs. S. was utterly prostrated upon the death of her child and the family received the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 30, 1885, p. 2
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Seacord buried their youngest child Thursday, the 22nd. Rev. Lymer conducted the funeral services.

[SMITH, MARKIE E., 1874 - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1879, p. 3
DIED. – Smith. – On Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1879, of membranous croup, Markie E., youngest child of Mrs. W. [illiam] A. Smith, aged four years, two months and three days.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 28, 1887, p. 5
E. [lias] J. [effrey] Spaulding died last Monday evening at 9:20 from a shock of paralysis, in his 54thyear. He had attended the school meeting in the afternoon and was still discussing business with Theodore Jackson when he was taken. Dr. Elliott was quickly summoned, and the neighbors rushed in and everything possible was done until death released him from his sufferings. He was not conscious from the first. Mrs. Spaulding was not at home, having went to Villisca Sunday with her father for the purpose of taking the excursion train Tuesday morning, intending to visit her sister who resides near Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Kent went after her immediately, but he was dead when she arrived. Rev. Forrester, of Villisca, preached the funeral sermon, adding at the last some beautiful words on the way we should all live. I regret very much that I was in such a position I could not hear all he said. Mrs. Jessie Jackson was organist for the occasion. The opening hymn was when the "Mists Have Cleared Away," and closed with "Asleep in Jesus," being very beautifully rendered. There were forty-four teams in the procession that went to the grave. The deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss and they have the earnest sympathy of the whole community. He was a man well known in this township and had a large circle of friends.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 29, 1887, p. 3
--Died: -- Mr. E. [lias] J. [effrey] Spaulding, in his fifty-third year, in Hawleyville, Sep. 19th, 1887. Mr. S. was born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., Feb. 11th, 1835. In 1855 he emigrated to Illinois where he remained until 1857, at which time he removed to Hawleyville, Iowa, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Spaulding was widely and favorably known. A successful business man, yet he was honorable in his transactions and generous in his support of that which he considered worthy. His neighbors speak of him as a genial, unobtrusive man who attended to his own business. Nothing was left undone that a kind father and loving husband could do to make home comfortable, pleasant and happy. He was in his usual health up to four o'clock Sep. 19, at which time while writing, he was stricken with paralysis. In thirty minutes, he was insensible and before one o'clock the same night he was dead. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of their dearest friend. They can but sorrow, yet "they sorrow not as others which have no hope." May the promises and Spirit of God minister consolation and comfort to the bereaved. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning." The funeral services were conducted from the late residence of the late deceased by Elder B. Forester of Villisca. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large number of sorrowing friends.

[THOMPSON, LARKIN F., 1809-1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 9th, 1879, p. 3
An Old Citizen Gone
On the 3d inst. L. [arkin] F. Thompson, of Buchanan township, after an illness of some time, paid the debt of nature that all, sooner or later, must pay. He was sixty-nine years old, was born in Tennessee, and settled in Page County in 1844, and therefore had been a citizen here thirty-four years. He was a good neighbor, an excellent citizen, and a man with a noble big heart in him, and one that in some respects was the worst to himself. But no man can say aught against him, and all the old settlers of this county will regret to learn of his death. He faced death as he had life, without fear or trembling and has gone to the unknown land. Peace to him, is the wish of all who knew the noble man during life. On Sunday he was buried, and all his neighbors and friends attended the funeral and kindly assisted in the last sad rites.

[TURNER, ALBERT, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 16, 1887, p. 8
East River
Died, at his residence in New Market, Nov. 10th, '87, of pneumonia, Mr. James [Albert] Turner. Mr. Turner was an early settler of Taylor county.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1879, p. 3
Died. Upson. – In Fort Sill, Indian Territory, March 5, 1879, Edgar Wadsworth Upson, of Company B, 16th U. S. Infantry, eldest son of the late Willis Upson, Waterbury, Connecticut, aged 28 years and eleven months.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 26, 1887, [p. 1]
AT REST. – We mentioned last week that Father Weidner was slowly sinking under the force of disease. Last Sunday about twelve o'clock the angel of death swept by and wafted his soul to the spirit world. The funeral services were held from the residence at two o'clock Monday afternoon and were very largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. W. F. Burke officiated and made a brief but very touching discourse. The deceased was one of the early settlers in this vicinity and was universally liked by his wide circle of acquaintances. We will net week give an extended obituary notice prepared by one who knew him better than anyone outside of the family.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 2, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Died, at his home in Clarinda, Oct. 23, 1887, Samuel Weidner, aged 73 years.
He was born near Middleton, Butler county, Ohio, September 9th, 1814. He emigrated to Delaware county, Indiana in 1840 and in December of the same year was married to Emaline A. Ribble, eldest daughter of George Ribble, who, with six children survive him. In 1863 he moved with his family to Clarinda, where he has since resided. He was the father of eight children, the eldest of whom died at the age of three years and the fifth son, Henry, died in November last. Those remaining are John H., living near Clarinda; Edwin, a conductor on the Atlantic & Pacific R. R. in New Mexico; Dr. Samuel S., of Bedford, Iowa; Albert, of Council Bluffs; Mrs. P. W. Lewellen of Clarinda and Mrs. W. P. Jeffrey of New Market, all of whom were with him at the time of his death, except the son in Mexico.

Father Weidner was a man of more than ordinary force of character and of unyielding integrity. His word was as good as a bond. Those who knew him best esteemed him most, and being of a frank, social disposition, he greatly prized the companionship of his friends. Kind and obliging to all, his sympathies were ever alive to those in distress and no needy person was ever turned from his door empty handed.
He began his Christian life over fifty years ago at the age of 21; uniting first with the United Brethren church; some years after he, with other members of his family, united with the Methodist church, of which he was a worthy member until death. During a long-life time he enjoyed almost uninterrupted health, until his final sickness, which confined him to his home about two months. During this time though not seeming to realize that death was so near, he was enabled to exceedingly rejoice in the fulness of a Saviour's love. The religion which had been his solace and comfort for so many years, seemed to lift him above the cares of earth. He frequently sent this message to his friends: "Tell all who enquire about me, that I am weak in body but strong in faith."
His death was calm and easy, as though going to sleep he passed away apparently without pain. A peaceful smile rested on his features that will long be remembered by those who loved him.
He has gone to rest as the autumn leaves are falling, fit emblems of life just closed on earth to begin anew in the paradise of God.