Obituaries
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[AKEY, ELMER BOYD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 8, 1958, [p. 1]
Elmer Akey's body brought from daughter's in Canada
Elmer Boyd Akey, 91, formerly an employee of the Berry Farms here, had lived with his daughter, Mrs Clifford (Mildred) Good, at Fillmore, Sask., Canada, the past 10 years and died at nearby Weyburn Thursday. The Clarinda residence was at 214 N 19th, originally the home of J [oseph] B [uchanan] Bell, father of Mrs Akey.
The body was to arrive in Clarinda this Monday for service and burial in the Clarinda Cemetery.
The Akeys were active members of the United Presbyterian Church. The family and the W J Grosses were neighbors for many years.
Mr Akey was born Sept 11, 1867, at Warsaw, Ohio. He moved to Clarinda in 1901. He had been in poor health the past three years and had been bedfast since March.
Surviving besides the daughter and her husband are two grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Good were here for the service, guests in the C S Hausen home.
The Rev J D Almes, pastor of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, officiated at the services. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[AKEY, MARGARET "PEGGY" ELDER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 19, 1888, p. 4
College Springs
Mrs. Akie [Akey], of this place, died at her residence last Sunday night at eleven o'clock. The funeral took place at the residence last Tuesday at 10 o'clock.

[AKEY, MARGARET "PEGGY" ELDER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 19, 1888, p. 5
Obituary – Died, in College Springs, Ia., Dec. 16, of cancer of the stomach, Mrs. Peggy Elder, widow of Rev. J. [ames] B. Akey, deceased, aged 48 years, 7 months and 3 days.
She was married Dec. 4, 1866 to Rev. Akey and removed with him to Nodaway county, Mo., in 1870 and to Page county, Ia., close to College Springs on account of its educational advantages in 1883.
She united with the Presbyterian church in her youth and continued to walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord's house until her departure to her heavenly home. She was a woman of exemplary life, living for and in her children, three of whom survive her. In them and for their welfare she lost her life and has found it again. She sought no higher sphere than to bring up her children in the fear of the Lord, to prepare them by the education and culture of a college course, for usefulness and happiness in the life that now is and in that which is to come.
Services were held at the house by Rev. T. C. Smith of this city and Rev. W. A. Campbell of the U. P. church, Dr. Johnston, her pastor, being necessarily absent, after which her body was laid away in the cemetery adjacent to the village.
Yea though I walk through death's
       dark vale,
     Yet will I fear no ill;
For thou art with me and thy rod
      And staff are comfort still.    T. C. S.

[AKEY, WINNIFRED M. BELL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1946, p. 8
Winnifred M Akey – Winnifred M Bell, daughter of Joseph B [uchanan] and Harriet Bell was born near Taylorville, Ill., August 16, 1877 and departed this life June 23, 1946 at her home in Clarinda.
[words missing] brothers and sisters, three of whom passed away in infancy. Now she is the last member of the Bell family to go to her reward.
When she was seven years of age her father, with his family, moved to Buffalo county, Neb, near Kearney, where she went to school, participating in the activities of rural life and grew to young womanhood. Early in life she united with the Majors United Presbyterian church, where she took an active part in all its interests; teaching in the Sabbath school, taking part in the Young People's Christian Union in its early stages, the Women's Missionary Society and other activities of the community.
On Nov 10, 1898, she was united in marriage to Elmer B Akey in which union they have met the joys and sorrows of married life for almost 48 years. To this union was born one child, Mildred Bell Akey Good.
In 1901 the Akeys moved to Clarinda to make their home and have lived in town or the vicinity ever since except a few years in Sask, Canada.
Immediately after coming to Clarinda, they became active in the United Presbyterian church and community life. Mrs Akey taught for a number of years in the Sabbath school, becoming a member of the Women's Missionary Society and WCTU, which societies she served as president and secretary as occasion required, until failing health compelled her to retire from these activities.
She leaves her husband, one daughter and her husband, Mr and Mrs C [lifford] L Good, and two granddaughters to mourn her departure.

[BEAL, ALBINA THAYER] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 9, 1889, p. 8
Obituary – Albina Thayer, wife of Elijah Beal, was born in Adams county, Ill., Sept. 28, 1848 and died at her home in this city January 5, 1889, age 40 years, 3 months and 7 days.
She was married Oct. 18, 1868 and removed with her husband to Clarinda in 1881. She and her husband united with the F. W. Baptist church after their marriage but on removing to this place they became identified with the Presbyterian church, of which she continued a faithful and consistent member, until she passed from the church militant to the church triumphant. Her mother, a brother and a sister remain behind to mourn her departure. Her father and two children preceded her to the better land. Although she was not conscious much of the time of her illness, yet, on Thursday she recognized all, bade her friends and husband an affectionate farewell and joined with the pastor in prayer. She also sang the praises of her Savior. Saturday morning she fell asleep.
Many friends gathered at her home to testify their appreciation of her worth and their sympathy with the afflicted ones, Monday at 3 p. m., when the pastor addressed them from the text: "Now, our Lord, Jesus Christ himself and God, even our Father, which hath loved and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work." – 2 Thess. 2: 16, 17, after which the body was borne away to be interred near Mendon, Ill., the home of her childhood. "After life's fitful fever she sleeps well."    T. C. Smith

[BENNETT, MARTHA L. "MATTIE", 1832 – 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 17, 1888, p. 8
The Last Sad Rites. – Saturday morning the mortal remains of Miss Mattie L. Bennett were brought here for final interment. The deceased was well known in this place, and the funeral on Sunday was largely attended by sympathetic friends. The services were conducted by Rev. M. D. Collins assisted by Rev. T. C. Smith, at the Methodist church. The discourse was very fine and the floral tributes elegant. The obituary will appear next week.

[BENNETT, MARTHA L. "MATTIE", 1832 – 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 24, 1888, p. 8
Obituary – Mattie L. Bennett was born near Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson county, Ohio, November 19, 1832. She was caught up again in the skies on the 10th day of October 1888, at Washington City, D. C., where she had resided for about five years in the employ of the government in the treasury department. A remarkable career transpired between her cradle and grave. At the age of five years, God in his infinite wisdom touched her physical life with a malady that dwarfed her. A feeble, suffering little creature, she received the tender solicitude of mother and sisters until at the age of ten years her mother was taken and to disease was added orphanage, but to compensate for her helpless state God inspired her with an indomitable spirit and strong mind. In the face of discouragement and against the obstacles of poverty and deformity she began the struggle for an education. Almost in her infancy she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Methodist Protestant church, so that her moral and intellectual culture began together and kept pace to the end. After gaining all the knowledge she could at home and at district schools, she bravely undertook collegiate education without a dollar of money. She applied for admission to Steubenville Female Seminary. Its generous hearted president received her and aided her through the course upon her promise to pay after she had completed her education and right nobly did she keep the pledge, teaching school and paying every cent in full. She graduated at the Institution March 28, 1850. She taught for nine years in Mt. Pleasant (O) high school. After the marriage of her sister, Mrs. S. B. Loranz, to Anthony Loranz, she came to Clarinda, where she taught in the high school and the next highest department for 13 years, need I say to the great satisfaction of all? She then accepted an appointment tendered her through the good will of Hon. W. P. Hepburn, under President Arthur's administration. She held this place with promotions until her death. She was engaged ceaselessly in religious, moral and benevolent labors; always generous, kind and polite. Through storms and cold she went to her Sabbath School class, church service or other places of duty with the regularity of the days. As a member of the W. C. T. U., she was ever active in temperance work and with tongue and pen and loving act won many to ways of sobriety, purity and truth. If ever there was a pure spirit and a perfect Christian, she was one. No dear form was ever laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery with the tears and benedictions of so many people. Her sweet spirit is with Jesus and one day her transformed body will be raised in glory. Then in harmony with her transfigured soul she will dwell forever more.

[BOIES, ELLA NIXON]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1895, p. 8
DIED. – Mrs. Ella Boies, wife of Hiram Boies, died at her home in Perry Oklahoma, Friday, June 26, 1895, after a brief illness of only a few days, aged 29 years, 9 months and 18 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Nixon of Buchanan township, this county, and was married Sept. 20, 1894, to Mr. Boies and removed with him to their new home. Her remains were brought home Saturday night and the funeral took place Sunday, conducted by Rev. Poste of Shambaugh, and laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery near the Nixon school house. She leaves a devoted husband and an infant babe only nine days old to mourn the loss of a wife and mother. A large circle of warm friends mourn her untimely death.

[BRACKEN, RUBY, - 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 12, 1888, p. 8
DIED – Of diptheria, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, at 4 o'clock, Ruby, three-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bracken. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thos. Wallace, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the last remains of the loved one was followed to the cemetery north of town. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.

[CAMPBELL, MARGARET MELISSA "MAGGIE" DUNBAR]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 30, 1887, p. 5
Yorktown
The death of Mrs. J. [oseph] M. [ilton] Campbell occurred Sunday March 27. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. Mrs. Campbell was a lady who knew no enemies and was loved by the entire community. The family have the sympathy of friends and neighbors.

[CARON, C. C., - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1887, p. 5
Braddyville
C. C. Caron died at his residence near center of Buchanan township last Wednesday. He was a good citizen and respected by all who knew him.

[CARSWELL, GEORGE, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 19, 1887
College Springs
Died, Jan. 14, Mr. George Carswell, at his father's residence in this place, of consumption.  Deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country with his parent about four years ago, who made the change partly on account of his health which was then tending to consumption. But, alas, the fondest hope of loving parents, brothers and sisters were not realized, although his life was probably prolonged by the change. He was a young man of good moral character and died with the blessed hope of a better life beyond the tomb. The stricken parents and relatives have the entire sympathy of the community; may they look for comfort to a merciful Savior who alone can heal a broken heart and dry the mourner's tears, and in whom they can find solace in this the hour of their bereavement. The funeral service was held Saturday at the residence, conducted by Rev. Johnston.

[CHESNUT, EDMOND TOM]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 3, 1888, p. 5
Obituary – Mr. Edmond Chestnut [Chesnut] departed this life at 2:20 a. m. of the morning of September 25, 1888, at the residence of his son-in-law, Tobias McNutt, two miles east of Page Center.
Mr. C. was one of the earliest settlers of Page county and will be remembered by many of the old settlers, as an old-time acquaintance. He was born in Kentucky, May 10th, 1813; removed to Iowa in 1842. He purchased nearly all of the large tract of land known as Lee's Grove and soon became in farmers' parlance, "well-off."
He moved to Fremont county in the spring of 1835, where he lived a number of years; from there he removed to Nodaway county, Missouri. For the last two or three years he has made his home with his daughters living in this county, one of which is the wife of Tobias McNutt and the other, the wife of our well-known citizen, Ferd Muller.
Mr. C. never suffered himself to become a burden to anyone. Up to within a few days of his death he had been wonderfully strong and healthy for a man of 75 years. Thursday, Sept. 20, he made a trip to Clarinda in a spring wagon and came home completely worn out. He took to his bed the next day and only lived four days.
Mr. C. was twice a widower and was the father of 13 children, five of whom are dead. Of those living, two are in California, one in Washington Ter, one in Nebraska, one in Missouri, and three in Iowa.
The funeral was held in the school house near Mr. McNutt's residence at 4 p. m. of the 25, Rev. Carter, of Yorktown, officiating. The remains were taken the next day to Elmo, Missouri, for interment.
Mr. C. had long been a member of the Baptist church and expressed his willingness to die at any time.

[CHESNUT, JENNIE, 1846-1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 4, 1887, p. 5
Obituary – On Tuesday a. m. April 5, 1887, Miss Jennie Chesnut, a resident of Wichita county for the past year, left us for her home—not the earthly home she was planning to visit, the Iowa home where a dear old father of 74 years is watching for her—but where her mother was "watching and waiting" for her, while the father waits to see them no more here. Gone to the rest that remaineth to the people of God.
We first knew her as a schoolmate years ago in Des Moines, Iowa, but never knew her as we have come to know her since the old acquaintance was renewed a year ago, after a separation of many years and thousands of miles. The deep and tender sympathy she bore the sick, the aged and the weak crowned her with the diadem of a noble woman. Trusting in God and loyal to Him, though so quiet that only those who were most with her knew of her inner life, her faith is God, she leaves an example we may well consider to our profit.
She was born in Nodaway county, Mo., November 25, 1846. When a little child her parents removed to southwestern Iowa, where most of her life has been spent, excepting eight years in California from 1863 to 1871. Though in delicate health for twenty years, she was a most faithful and successful teacher and one of the best educators in those counties where she taught—Page and Fremont. Last summer she taught her last term. 'Twas the first ever taught in Coronado, and her pupils and patrons testify to her faithfulness.
Her funeral sermon was preached at 11 a. m. Wednesday, April 6, in the First M. E. church in Coronado, conducted by Rev. Chester A. Plase; text, Col. 3: 11 (last clause), "Christ is all and in all." Many warm and sympathizing friends assembled to do honor to her memory and to mingle tears with those of her brother, Dr. F. M. Chesnut and his family in their great sorrow.   L. E. M.

[CLARK, SAMUEL, 1824 -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 16, 1887, p. 8
Died, -- At his home in this city on Feb. 9, 1887, Samuel Clark, aged 63 years.
The deceased was born August 18, 1824, in Green county, Penn. While still a young man he became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and as he grew to manhood his work was characterized by a straightforward, honorable mien. In 1850 he was married and moved to Ohio. He was there but a short time when he left for Illinois. After a three years residence in that state he came to Iowa and settled in Lee county, where he resided until 1881, when he came to Clarinda. There were seven children came to bless their home, three of whom were waiting on the other side to welcome their earthly father to his heavenly home. Four children and the mother are left on earth to mourn his absence. The deceased was one of the best men—honorable, sympathetic, charitable, a Christian whose acts stamped him as a conscientious follower of Christ.

[CORBEAN, EDWARD, -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 23, 1887, p. 5
College Springs
Edward Corbean died Saturday March 12, after a short illness and the funeral took place Monday. The remains were interred in the College Springs cemetery. He was a young man about 24 years of age who with his parents recently moved from Taylor county to Mrs. Coleman's farm four miles northeast of town. He was stricken down with pneumonia and died a few days after his arrival. We understand his folks are intending to move away.

[COX, ARCHIE B., 1886- 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 14, 1887, [p. 1]
Shambaugh
Charlie Cox's mother, who has been with him during the sickness of his little boy, has returned to her home leaving Charlies and wife lonely and sad from the loss of their loved one. But God will not forsake those who trust in him. The bereaved couple have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

[COX, CHARLES THOMAS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 20, 1890, p. 5
Shambaugh
Died. – Chas. T. [homas] Cox on Shambaugh evening, after an illness of nearly nine months. He was quite widely known and had many warm friends. He leaves a wife and two small children. They have the sympathy of the entire community.
There was the longest funeral procession at Chas. Cox's funeral that has ever left Shambaugh, so old settlers say.

[CRABILL, JOHN, SR., 1791 – 1879]

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 20, 1879, p. 3
Eighty-Seven. – That is a good old age for a man to live to, but Mr. John Crabill, who resided with his son John in Buchanan township, lived to that age. He died on the 28th day of February. He had raised fourteen children and at his death had eighty-seven grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren, making a grand total of one hundred and forty-six, which would be enough to start a good colony with. He had been an upright, noble citizen, and had many friends as well as relatives to mourn his loss.

[CRAMER, HENRY N.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 21, 1888, p. 6
Obituary – Mr. Henry N. Cramer was born in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, March 25, 1831, and died at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, Nov. 19th, 1888, aged 57 years, 7 months and 24 days, after a lingering illness of more than 7 months.
In 1852 he emigrated to Ohio, was married in Oct. 1855 and came to Clarinda in 1860 where he has ever since resided.
When a boy he united with the Wesleyan Methodist church in Vermont and maintained his membership until his removal west, when, like many others he neglected to transfer his membership.
During the last few months he has expressed his desire once more to find a home in the church and had purposed, should he recover, to do so. He frequently spoke of his approaching dissolution, of his faith in Jesus as his Saviour and his resignation to the will of his Heavenly Father.
He had strong premonitions even at the beginning of his illness, that he could not recover and during the last few weeks he expressed his desire to go.
He was an honest, upright citizen; a neighborly man, an Odd Fellow, highly esteemed and exalted by his fraternity; a trusting disciple of Jesus. His earthly record is made up, his work here finished, and he has gone to the enjoyments and employments of Heaven.
The services were held at the residence, Rev. Smith, of the Presbyterian church, preaching and officiating, assisted by Dr. Collins of the M. E. church. The text was Jas. 4:14.
A large number of relatives and friends attested by their presence their respect for the departed and their sympathy for the widow.

[ERNST, ABRAM LOBAUGH]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Thursday, August 22, 1912, p. 4
BEATRICE
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 21. – Abram Ernst, for the past three years a resident of Beatrice, died Tuesday at the home of his son, C. [harles] G. [rant] Ernst, aged 78 years. He is survived by eight children, all grown, his wife having died seven years ago. The remains were taken to Coin, Ia., today for interment.

[ERNST, ABRAM LOBAUGH]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Thursday, August 22, 1912, p. 11
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 22. – The remains of the late Abram Ernst were taken to Coin, Ia., yesterday for interment. Mr. and Mrs. C. [harles] G. [rant] Ernst of this city accompanied the body.

[ERNST, ABRAM LOBAUGH]
Sentinel-Post (Shenandoah, Iowa), Tuesday, August 27, 1912
THE DEATH OF A.L. ERNST, A PAGE COUNTY PIONEER
  Died in Beatrice, Nebraska, August 20 Buried at Coin, Iowa -- Leaves a Large Family
A. [bram] L. [obaugh] Ernst was born near Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) April 8, 1834. While yet young in his boyhood he came with his parents to Peoria Co., Illinois. In 1857 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Frank to which union ten children were born. He is survived by nine of his children and several grandchildren. His wife preceded him to the better land in October 1905.
He was one of the pioneer settlers of Page county, having settled on a farm a few miles west of Coin in 1886 where he remained until 1886 when he removed to Shenandoah where he engaged in the implement business for a number of years. Mrs Ernst's health failing, they went south in search of health but this blessed boon was denied them. Since the death of Mrs Ernst, he has made his home with his children, being of late years with his son C. [harles] G. [rant] Ernst at Beatrice, Nebraska at which place he departed his life August 20, 1912.
A. [bram] L. [obaugh] Ernst was converted and united with the Methodist church at the age of twenty-one, since which time he has lived a faithful and consistent Christian life, thereby leaving to his children that which is above price, the hope of immortal life. He was a kind husband and loving father and his children will sorely miss his loving counsel. Of his immediate family present at the funeral were his sons C. [harles] G. [rant] Ernst of Beatrice, and J. [oseph] H. [enry] Ernst of Alma, Neb., his daughters Mrs Edythe Offenhauser of Omaha and Mrs E.R. Williams of Aurora, Nebr. Funeral services were conducted by Rev A.R. Miller from the Methodist Church of Coin, Iowa. The body was laid to rest in the Snow Hill Cemetery.

[ERNST, ELIZABETH FRANK] 
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 13, 1905, p.2
COIN
Mrs. Elizabeth Ernst was born July 28, 1839, and died at the home of her son, Grant, Oct. 7, 1905, age 66 years, 2 months and 9 days. Funeral services were at the house Tuesday morning, Oct. 10, at 9 a. m. The husband of Mrs. Ernst was in Oklahoma, living with one of their daughters, when he received the telegram. He started at once and arrived in Coin Monday evening. Mrs. Ernst had been ill several months. Mrs. Charles Denning of Sioux City and Mrs. Earl T. Kaster of Shenandoah, daughters of the deceased, were present when the mother died. The remains were laid to rest at the Snow Hill cemetery.

[ERNST, JOSEPH HENRY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 19, 1930, p. 5
Joseph H. Ernst – Joseph Henry Ernst, father of Lyman Ernst, rural mail carrier from Clarinda, breathed his last this Monday morning at about 4 o'clock at his home on South 18thstreet. The funeral is announced to be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning from the Walker Funeral Home, Dr. David J. Shenton to be in charge. Mr. Ernst had been in ill health for several years and during the last six has been failing fast.

[ERNST, JOSEPH HENRY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 22, 1930, p. 6
J. H. Ernst – Joseph Henry Ernst, second son of Abram and Elizabeth Ernst, was born August 21, 1861, near Peoria, Ill. He passed away at his home on South 18th Street at 4:30 a. m. May 19th, aged 68 years and 9 months. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1867 where they settled on a farm near what is now the town of Coin. He remained in the home until he was 21, when he went to Aurora, Nebr., where he was married to Miss Estella Harkness, Sept. 1st, 1885. To this union was born one son, Lyman, who resides here. For many years he was afflicted with rheumatism. Three years ago, he became almost perfectly helpless, when he and Mrs. Ernst came to Clarinda to be near their son. These years were filled with suffering and the best that a devoted wife and a loving son could do to give relief was done. He is survived by his wife, one son, granddaughter, one brother and three sisters. The chair he so long occupied is now vacant, but God knows best, and his will be done.
Funeral at Walker Funeral home, conducted by D. J. Shenton, Tuesday morning. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

[ERNST, SAMUEL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 30, 1887, p. 5
Yorktown
The death of Samuel Ernst occurred March 22, 1887. Mr. Ernst was loved and respected by all who knew him. A prominent member in the Methodist church, Yorktown loses one of her best citizens. He was one of God's noblemen. The family have the sympathy of this community. The family and his brother J. Y. accompanied the remains to North Henderson, Illinois, where they will be buried.

[EVANS, EDWARD, - 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 3, 1888, p. 5
Edward Evans died of heart disease at the house of Frank Filley, east of town last Thursday.

[FALES, JOSEPH EASTBURN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 26, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Died, Jan. 23, 1887, at the residence of his son-in-law D. J. Morsman, in this city, Joseph E. Fales, of dropsy. The deceased was born at Bowentown, N. J. in 1829. He came with his parents to Dubuque, Iowa at the age of six years where they resided until 1848, when they went to Iowa City. It was here where he grew manhood and for many years held the important office of Mayor. He was appointed to the position of postmaster by President Buchanan and discharged his duties with credit to himself and satisfaction of his patrons. He was removed by President Lincoln. He was married on July 5, 1859, to Mrs. Betty Crummey. They became residents of Clarinda in 1872, where they have resided ever since. In 1881 the wife and mother was called from her family by the imperative summons of He who gave her life, and since then Mr. Fales has devoted his life to the comfort of his two remaining children, William, the faithful employee of the Pacific Express company and Carrie, the wife of our efficient Wabash agent, D. J. Morsman. Mr. Fales leaves to the memory of his children an irreproachable character for honorable dealing with his fellow men, respected by all, the enemy of wrong, and the staunch friend of right, he will ever be remembered by the champions of true manhood. His health has been failing for the past year but notwithstanding this fact his death was unexpected, and his sudden demise was a shock to the entire community.

[FERRIS, BARTON PARKS]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 2, 1895, p. 4
Mr. Barton P. Ferris – Died at the home of his son, Charles, near Norwich, Saturday evening, June 29, aged 83 years, 4 months.
Mr. Ferris was born in New York and from there moved to Illinois and later to Iowa. For some time before his death he suffered from stomach trouble and died a long and painful death. His wife preceded him to the better land seven years ago. Seven children survive him, as follows: Mrs. Mary Vincent, of St. Louis, Mrs. J. W. Payton, of Bedford, Wm. Ferris, of Oklahoma, Leonard Ferris, of eastern Iowa, George and Chas. Ferris, of Norwich, and Mrs. J. P. Kinsey, of Clarinda. All of the children but three were able to be present at the funeral, which was held at the home near Norwich, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Rambo. The body was interred in the cemetery north of Norwich.

[FERRIS, BARTON PARKS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 5, 1895, [p. 1]
Mr. Ferris, age 83 years, father of George and Charles Ferris of Tarkio township, is dead. The burial took place at Norwich. The Shenandoah Sentinel of Wednesday had this notice of the late Mr. Ferris: "Barton P. [arks] Ferris was born Feb. 12, 1812, in the state of New York. In 1834 he married Rosetta Mott and the next year moved to Athens county, O., where he lived until 1852 when he moved to Illinois. In the year or winter of 1865-66 himself and wife were converted in the Methodist church at Woodhull, Ill., and joined that denomination. He afterwards moved to Galesburg and in 1878 he came to Clarinda, Ia., where he united with the Methodist church by letter, where his membership has been ever since. He lived there until after the death of his wife, seven years ago, when he moved to the home of his son Charles, where he has since resided. He died Saturday, June 29, being 83 years, 4 months old on the day of his death. He leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn his departure, of whom two of his sons and two daughters were present at his death. On Sunday at 3 p. m. an impressive and solemn service was held among the trees at the home of C. A. Ferris, where Mr. Ferris had spent so many retiring moments and which he had with his own hands kept in such beauty and taste. The services were conducted by Rev. Rambo and the singing led by Mrs. Scheibenberger. After singing "What a Gathering That Will Be on the Happy Golden Shore," and the reading of the ninetieth Psalm, Rev. Rambo preached a splendid discourse from Isaiah iii, 10: "Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with him." After these services a procession of about forty teams followed the remains to the Tarkio cemetery where they were interred."

[FERRIS, ROSETTA MOTT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 24, 1888, p. 8
Obituary – Rosetta Mott was born in Duchess county, New York, August 16, 1817, and died at Clarinda October 22, 1888, reaching the good old age of seventy-one years, two months and six days.
She was married to B. [arton] P. [arks] Ferris April 19, 1833 and lived with her surviving partner five years past the half century post in life. She was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church in the winter of 1866 at Woodhull, Illinois and with the family she removed to Clarinda in 1876.
Her demise was rather sudden, though she had been in feeble health for some time. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. D. Collins, pastor of the M. E. church of this city, of which she was a member. She was interred at Yorktown, [followed?] to the grave by a large circle of friends and relatives. Thus one of age and excellence has passed from among us.

[FLEET, ANDREW L.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 23, 1887, p. 8
From Clearfield – The remains of Andrew Fleet of Clearfield were brought here on Monday over the H. & S road for burial in our cemetery. They were accompanied by B. D. Fleet, a brother of the deceased, W. E. Case, Ray Morey, Thos. Bryce and Z. E. Spurrier, pall bearers. A number of our citizens accompanied them to the cemetery. The entire party stopped at the Linderman and returned on the morning train to Clearfield.

[GIESE, ADDIE DAVIE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 28, 1888, p.8
DIED. – Addie, wife of William Giese and daughter of Alexander and Mary Davie, at her home in Douglas township, Page county, Iowa, on the morning of November 23, 1888, aged 38 years and 10 months. Adaline A. was born in Richland county, Ohio, January 23, 1850; came to Iowa when six years of age; was converted when twenty-three years of age and united with the Christian church. Four years ago, she united with the M. E. church as there was no Christian organization at that time in the vicinity. Her life was consistent with her profession. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude and expressed her willingness to leave the earthly home and acknowledged a waiting Savior. She leaves her husband, little daughter and widowed mother in the desolate home. One sister and brother, living near, will also mourn for the loved one gone before. Her last intelligible words were about the mansions of rest in Heaven.

[GIESE, SUSIE KING]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 3, 1899, p. 2
Mrs. Wm. Giese, aged 39 years, died at the state hospital yesterday. She had been an inmate just four weeks. Her home was north of town, where she was well known and highly respected. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hull tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. IlgenFritz. Mrs. Giese was a daughter of Benjamin King.

[GIESE, SUSIE KING]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1899, p. 4
Well Known In Villisca
Mrs. William Giese died at the hospital in Clarinda where she was sent about five weeks ago, Monday. The burial was at Clarinda today. She was a daughter of Benj. King of this place and well known here. – Villisca Letter, Wednesday

[GIESE, SUSIE KING]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1899, [p. 1]
Mrs. Wm. Giese – Susie King, wife of Wm. Giese, died Oct. 2nd, 1899 at 1:30 p. m. after an illness of several months. Mrs. Giese was born at New London, Henry county, Iowa, on Jan. 9, 1859. She united with the Methodist church in early childhood, 17 years of age, and has been a faithful member and a great worker in the Sabbath school. Mrs. Giese leaves a husband and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Wendling; an aged father and mother, three sisters, four brothers and many friends to mourn her loss. She was united in marriage to Wm. Giese on Jan. 23, 1891, and moved to Page county, and was a resident here until her death.

[GOUDIE, JOHN S., 1828 - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 27, 1887, p. 8
Fatal – We last week referred to the fact that Jno. Goudie, who lives near Hawleyville, was suffering from an internal tumor from which his physician told him he could not recover. He died on Monday and was buried by the members of the New Market G. A. R. Post. He was a brother-in-law of Wash Rawlings.

[GOUDIE, JOHN S., 1828 - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1887, p. 5
North Grove
Mr. John Goudie, an old settler of this part of the state, died on the 24th of April and was buried in the North Grove cemetery on Monday the 25th. Rev. Martin conducted the funeral services.

[GRAHAM, MORTON YOUNG "MORTIE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 7, 1887, p. 8
Sudden Death. – Last week Mr. and Mrs. E. [mmett] S. Graham north of town buried their little eight-year-old son Morty. The little fellow was sick only twenty-four hours so that the parting was very sudden. The remains were buried at the North Page cemetery last Tuesday.

[GRAHAM, MORTON YOUNG "MORTIE"]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 8, 1887, p. 2
Hepburn
Mortie Graham, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Graham, died of inflammation of the stomach, Aug. 30th. He was a manly little fellow and loved by all who knew him.

[HARRIS, MYRTIE, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 23, 1887, p. 5
Hawleyville
Little Myrtie Harris died with the lung fever, Feb. 16th, aged one year and four months. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all their friends and neighbors.

[HESTER, JOEL J.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 25, 1887, p. 5
Shenandoah
Joel J. Hester, one of Shenandoah's old and most respected businessmen, died after a long illness at his home in Shenandoah Tuesday, May 17. The funeral took place Thursday from the Congregational church under the auspices of the Tricentum lodge 300 A F and A M. About 100 Masons took part in the ceremonies, many of whom were visitors. Farragut and Essex lodges attended each in a body. Mr. Hester was also a member of the M E church of this city.

[HIATT, HENRY BENJAMIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 4, 1887, p. 8
Death's Summons. –  Uncle Henry Hiatt, whose familiar face our citizens will miss, answered the call to which the human race is heir on Monday morning. Mr. Hiatt was 78 years of age and had been a respected resident of Clarinda for many years. Paralysis was the immediate cause of his death. He was laid to rest under the direction of the Odd Fellows of Clarinda, of which order he was a consistent member. Up to a year ago he was a member of the Universalist church at which time his church connections were severed.

[HIATT, MARY A. STEWART OWEN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 12, 1907, p. 6
Mrs. Mary A. Hiatt, whose maiden name was Stewart, died in this city, Saturday, April 6, 1907, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles McKnight, with whom she had lived the last sixteen years preceding her death. She was born in Ohio, June 18, 1823. She was married to James Owen, in 1843, in Brown county, O. they came to Page county in 1865. Nine children were born to them. Mr. Owen died in 1867. After his death she married again, her second husband being Mr. Hiatt, who also died before her. Six children survive her: Mrs. Amelia Reynolds, Okla.; W. W. Owen, Clarinda; Mrs. Vesta Miller, Okla.; James W. Owen, Council Bluffs; Mrs. Mattie McKnight, Clarinda, and U. G. Owen, Plattsmouth, Nebr. The funeral, held Monday afternoon, was conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, at the home. The burial was in the Clarinda city cemetery.

[HITE, JOHN, 1799 – 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1879, p. 3
Hite – At Clarinda, Iowa, Saturday, March 8, 1879, at 10 minutes past 7 P. M., Mr. John Hite, in the 80th year of his age.
The time of triumph has come, the days and nights of gloom have past and gone. The many hours of pain have given place to eternal rest. The feeble voice that a few hours ago was heard amid the sad expressions of pain and sorrow now mingles with the glorified throng in singing the praises of the King of Glory. A few hours since and loving hearts would have surrendered all the treasures of earth to save his life. Now they would not bring him back from the bright, holy home of the redeemed for any consideration. Another link in the chain that binds us to heaven has been forged. Another light has been set in the window of the many mansioned home as a beacon to lead and lure loved ones up to the same sweet rest.
Yes, Brother Hite is no more on earth. He entered into the Golden City, through the ordeal of pain and death, on Saturday night, March 8, 1879, from his home in Clarinda, Iowa. His wife and four of his children and some near relatives and many of his neighbors sat by his bedside and with tearful eyes bade his Christian spirit fare well, and after its flight tenderly took the casket of clay and laid it in its silent bed.
He was born May 11, 1799, in Augusta County, Virginia; removed to Ross County, Ohio, in 1813; from thence he came to Wapello County, Iowa, in 1818, and to this place in 1869. He united with the Concord Presbyterian Church in 1824 and was for 55 years a consistent member. He assisted in organizing the first Presbyterian church at Ottumwa many years ago. During his whole Christian career no one found ought against him. Meek and lowly, like the Savior he loved, he won the admiration and esteem of all who knew him. He was twice married, to his first wife, Elizabeth Ware, December 2, 1824, whom he lost Sept. 29, 1840. He was married to his sorrowing widow, Miss Rebecca Jones, Jan. 11, 1848. Five children of his first marriage survive him save one, and four children, the issue of the second union, live also to mourn his loss, three residing here and one in Ottumwa.
Thus it is we cross the river. Brother Hite died in the full possession of his faculties and with complete faith in Christ. Every assurance of salvation that the bereaved loved ones need was given. The memory of his life and death ought to be a bouquet of beauty in the memory of his widow and children. May we all live as well and die in as perfect hope.

[HITE, JOHN, 1799 – 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1879, p. 3
Mr. Luther Hite of Ottumwa, son of our lately deceased fellow townsman, Mr. John Hite, was in town last week in attendance at his father's deathbed and funeral ceremonies.

[HITE, REBECCA JONES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 10, 1887, p. 8
Died. – In the city, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Juddie Jones, August 4th, 1887, Mrs. Rebecca Hite, aged 67 years, 4 months and 1 day. She had been an invalid for some months, suffering from a stroke of paralysis which left her almost as helpless as a babe. Sometimes she rallied slightly and was able to converse with her friends, but the stroke had undermined her life, and after months of tedious waiting, death came at last to her relief. She was married January 11, 1848 to John Hite, whom she survived 8 years. Four children were born of this marriage, all of whom live to cherish the memory of their saintly mother. Very early in life she united with the church and died in its communion. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Aug. 5th, her pastor officiating, assisted by Rev. R. R. Westcott, former pastor. An aged, saintly woman, a loving mother, a faithful and devoted Christian has gone to the place prepared by the Lord Jesus for all those who love and serve him.

[HOLMES, GRACIE, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 8, 1887, p. 8
Sad News – Jno Calhoon received the sad intelligence of the death from diptheria of his granddaughter Gracie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Easton Holmes at Wymore, Neb, which occurred Sabbath last. Mrs. Calhoon went to Wymore Friday.

[JOHNSON, JOHN SAMUEL, 1834 – 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1887, p. 7
Died, at Burlington Junction, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 10, of congestion of the heart and lungs, J. [ohn] S.[amuel] Johnson of Shenandoah, aged 53 years. Mr. Johnson had been ill for about ten days and had started to the Springs at the Junction for treatment. At Dawsonville he was discovered to be in a faint. Restoratives were applied, and he rallied sufficiently to tell his name and residence. On reaching Burlington Junction he was at once removed to the Commercial Hotel and four physicians were called. He lived but half an hour after being taken from the train. The funeral which was held under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which the deceased was an honored member and officer, was held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the M. E. church and was the largest ever known in Shenandoah. Between 600 and 700 people were present.

[JOHNSON, SAMUEL B., 1812 – 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 28, 1888, p. 5
College Springs
Mr. Samuel Johnson died at his residence [?] miles of this place last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock; the funeral service took place at the house Tuesday. Mr. Johnson is an old resident of this place and respected by all who knew him.

[JOHNSON, WILLIE O., – 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 17, 1887, p. 10
Sad Death. – Some time ago we mentioned the fact that little Willie Johnson of Des Moines came down alone on a visit to relatives among which are the families of Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Black. This morning the sad news comes that the little fellow is dead. He had been a sufferer from typhoid fever for some days. While Willie was visiting here, he was a frequent companion of our own children and we learned to love the manly little fellow and to mourn his untimely death. The family have our sympathy.

[KELLY, JEFFERSON "JEFF"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 16, 1887, p. 5
Hawleyville
Uncle Jeff Kelly is dead. He died about eight o'clock in the evening on the 8th of February, after an illness of nine weeks. In all that time he complained of no pain; he said he was tired when asked any questions. His son James Kelly devoted his time to the care of his father, only leaving him three nights in all that weary time. He leaves five children who were all at home at the last. Dr. Van Sandt was his medical attendant. Rev. Zentz preached his funeral discourse. He was an old resident of Page county and leaves some property to be divided among his family.

[KELLY, JEFFERSON "JEFF"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Mr. Jefferson Kelley died at his home near Hawleyville Page county, Iowa, Friday, February 7, 1887, aged 77 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Jefferson Kelley was born on the 14th of February 1807 in Flemming county, Kentucky. His father's family moved to Clark county, Indiana, when the deceased was but five years old. He was married in 1833 to Catherine Patterson. In 1856 Mr. Kelley left Indiana and settled on the farm near Hawleyville where he has since resided. Mrs. Kelley died July 11, 1872. Since that time Mr. Kelley has resided with his children, five of whom are left to mourn his loss.
Mr. Kelley had been sick about nine weeks, or rather sinking from a general breaking down of the powers of life and departed this life without a struggle on Monday evening February 9, lacking but seven days of being 78 years of age.
Mr. Kelley professed religion and joined the Presbyterian church at the age of 23, since which time he has lived and practiced the teachings of the "One who spake as never man spake."
His funeral was preached at his residence on the 9th of February by Rev. H. Welker Zentz from Numbers xxiii, 10 – "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."
He was buried at the cemetery at Hawleyville. One by one the old landmarks are passing to the land beyond the river.   Z
[Note:  The last name is spelled Kelly on his headstone.  The death date given on his headstone is February 7, 1887.]

[LACY, JOHN, 1811-1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 12, 1888, p. 5
Braddyville
Died, December 9, Father Lacy, at the residence of his son-in-law, George Yapple. The funeral services were preached at the M. E. church yesterday at eleven o'clock. The old gentleman was well and favorably known by a great many people and the funeral was largely attended.

[LANGFORD, EVA FLO]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 24, 1888, p. 8 
DIED. – Saturday morning, the 19th inst., Eva Flo, infant child of John and Sarah Langford, aged 13 months and 20 days. The body was interred at Villisca, where Mr. and Mrs. Langford had buried their oldest son several years ago.
"Take thou my cup and it
      With joy or sorrow fill,
As best to thee may seem;
      Choose thou my good and ill."   -- P.

[LINDSEY, HOMER X., 1886 – 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 2, 1887, p. 5
New Market
A little child of John Lindsey's was found dead in the bed this (Monday) morning. We learn that it had not been well for several days but was not considered dangerously sick.

[LINDSEY ISADORA MAY "DORA" HANSHAW]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 1, 1956, [p. 1]
Isadora Lindsey Died in Colorado
Funeral Service to be Held Monday at New Market Church
Isadora May Lindsey, 88, died at the home of her son, Forest, at Greeley, Colo. Wednesday and the body is being brought to the Walker Funeral Home here for funeral services at New Market Monday.
A long-time resident of New Market, Mrs Lindsey had been at her son's home in Colorado for approximately a year and a half. Surviving besides the son is a daughter, Fern Ray of Clarinda.
The Rev I E Stickelman will conduct services at the New Market Church of Christ Monday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in Old Memory Cemetery.

[LINDSEY, JOHN RANDOLPH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1931, [p. 1]
Many Friends At Funeral to Revere Citizen
New Market (Special) – John Lindsey passed away at his home Monday morning after a lingering illness. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about seven years ago and had regained his activity to be able to be up town and about until about two months ago he was stricken again and had grown worse until his passing. Death was not unexpected, but the community is grieved by the loss of an honored citizen. His wife and daughter, Mrs. J. H. Roy of Albany, Mo., were at his bedside when the summons came. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Roy of Albany, Mo., two sons, Forrest Lindsey of Ft. Collins, Colo., and J. A. Lindsey of Dwyer, Wyo. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church conducted by Rev. J. M. Cole of Shenandoah with interment in the Memory cemetery.
Relatives from a distance who were in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Roy and family of Albany, Mo., J. A. Lindsey of Ft. Collins, Colo., Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Hanshaw, Sac City, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. H. Barton Rowe of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. C. M. Riley of Green City, Mo., and Mrs. J. S. Hanshaw and son, Carr, of Bedford, Ia. Other friends from out of town were Mrs. Anna Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Posten of Villisca, Ia., Mrs. Ben Shannon, Aurora, Ill. and Mr. and Mrs. Will Lake of Villisca.

[MCCARTY, EDWARD K., - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 10, 1887, p. 8
DIED. – In Chicago, August 2nd, '87, E. K. McCarty, brother of Mrs. Wm. Butler of Clarinda. He was born in Bainbridge, Ohio, June 4th, 1839. He had been in poor health since last January when he was stricken down with pneumonia. His brother-in-law, Wm. Butler went to Chicago, called by telegram telling of the sickness of McCarty and brought him home where he was nursed into comparative health. June 28, he returned to Chicago to engage in business, but the intense heat brought on lung trouble again and he was prostrated to rally no more, although everything was done by Mr. Butler and friends for his comfort and recovery. Mr. Butler went immediately to Chicago in answer to the telegram, but the deceased lived scarcely a week after Mr. B. reached there. He was conscious to the last and wished his friends to pray with him. His last request was to "bury him beside his mother." He was buried in Oakwood cemetery, in Chicago, with appropriate services where he will lie asleep in "the sleep that knows no waking." In the fall the remains will be reinterred in the family burial lot beside his mother and father in Ohio.

[MCDOWELL, JANE MCLEAN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 23, 1887, p. 8
Mrs. James McDowell died at the residence of her father, Wm. McLean near Shambaugh, Monday, and was buried yesterday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. D. C. Wilson of this city.

[MCLEAN, ELIZA JANE LUSK]
Villisca Review and Villisca Letter (Villisca, Iowa), Saturday, July 28, 1917, [p. 1]
Dies at Son's Home
W. L. McLean's Mother Passes Away Thursday Morning at Eight O'Clock in West Villisca
Mrs. E. J. McLean, mother of W. [illiam] L. [usk] McLean of this city, died Thursday morning of this week at eight o'clock. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. McLean had suffered from the disease since Thursday of last week.
Eliza Jane Lusk was born February 15, 1831, at Baltimore, Maryland. At the time of her death she was eighty-six years, five months and eleven days old. In 1858 she was married at Baltimore to William McLean. About fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. McLean moved to Clarinda, Iowa, where they made their home for years. Following the death of Mr. McLean, the deceased made her home with her son. She had resided with him for sixteen years.
W. [illiam] L. [usk] McLean of this city is the only surviving member of the deceased's family. Mrs. W. L. McLean and daughter, Miss Gail, also mourn the loss of the mother and grandmother.

Short funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home on West third Street in this city. Rev. E. S. Menoher had charge of the services there. The remains were then taken to Clarinda and the body was interred in the cemetery at that place.

[MCMAHAN, EDNA, 1887-1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 11, 1887, p. 5
College Springs
An infant child of Brainard McMahan's was buried in our cemetery Sabbath.

[MCMAHAN, ROBERT LUTHER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 20, 1887, p. 8
Surrendered At Last. – Last Monday evening at his home near Braddyville Robert McMahan, an old resident of this county, yielded to the assaults of the terrible Bright's disease with which he has been battling for thirty years past and was gathered to his fathers. The deceased was 83 years old and leaves the partner of more than half a century to mourn his absence. There were eleven children in the family, ten of whom are living. Our fellow townsman, F. [rancis] M. McMahan, is a son and he and six other children attended the funeral yesterday.

[MAIRE, EDMOND "ED"]
CLARINDA HERALD (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1931
Clarinda's veteran tailor, Edmond Maire, passed to his reward Sunday, at his home 322 N. 17th street, where he has been a semi-invalid several months.
Funeral services were arranged for Tuesday morning at the residence, to be conducted by the Methodist pastor, Dr D. J. Shenton, officers of Nodaway Lodge No 140, taking charge, to conduct services at the cemetery.
Mr Maire has been a Clarinda resident for 54 years, having come here from Fairfield, in July 1877. He first worked as tailor for Valentine Graff, who was engaged in the mercantile business. He then formed a partnership with Stanley Van Sandt, the two conducting a haberdashery and tailoring shop in what afterward became the Herald building, being there when the Linderman Hotel burned down. Later Mr Maire established a tailoring business for himself, in the location he occupied for 44 years, over what now is Freeman's Grocery, which at the time was the post office, with C. A. Lisle as postmaster. Mr Maire continued in business there, until recent illness compelled him to relinquish active business. For forty years Louis Kummelhene worked with him in the same location.
Ed Maire was born in France, Province of Lorraine, his birthplace being the town of Gelecour(Pronounced Jay-le-cour). He came with his parents to this country, being one of our early and well-known citizens.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Journal, September 10, 1931.]

[MAIRE, HARRIET ESTHER SARAH TAGGART]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 3, 1959, [p. 1]
Last rites Friday for Harriet Maire
Mrs. Edmond Maire, 86, died Wednesday evening at the Gillespie Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past four years.
Harriett Taggart was born on Jan. 8, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Taggart. She was born in Page County and had spent her entire lifetime in the Clarinda area. Her husband Edmond Maire preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Maire was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Charles T. Maire of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Cameron A. [lbert] Maire of Omaha, Neb.; two stepchildren, Edmo Maire of Paris, France, and Mrs. Earl Brooks of Clarinda; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Belle Knowles of Clarinda.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p m Friday at the Williams & Foster Funeral Home. Dr C T Carson, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[MOFFIT, MARTHA A. "MATTIE" WISE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 19, 1887, p. 3
North Grove
In our last letter we told you about the sickness of Mrs. T. [homas J. [effrey] Moffit. This week, we are sorry to say, that she is dead and buried. She died Thursday evening, Dec. 30th, and was buried in the N G cemetery New Year's Day. Funeral sermon was preached at the house of the deceased by Rev. Barr, Villisca.

[MOFFIT, MARTHA A. "MATTIE" WISE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 26, 1887, p. 3
DIED. – On Thursday, Dec. 30, 1886, Mattie A., wife of T. [homas J. [effrey] Moffit. She was born in Monroe county, Ohio, October 10th, 1850. Mrs. Moffit was a daughter of Jacob Wise. She was a loving and faithful wife. Her Christian life was characterized by living near to her Savior and in the last hours of her life she often spoke of her hopes in Christ and was willing to give up all for Him. She leaves three little girls and a husband to mourn her loss.
[Poem not transcribed.]

[MONTGOMERY, SATTIE, - 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 12, 1888, p. 5
Hepburn
The youngest child of Mr. Montgomery died December 8, and the funeral sermon was preached in the U. P. church Monday, December 11. The bereaved family have the sympathies of all who know them.

[MONTGOMERY, SATTIE, - 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 12, 1888, p. 8
DIED. – At her home near Hepburn, December 8, Miss Sattie Montgomery, aged 24 years. The deceased had suffered from falling sickness for a number of years. A few days since she became worse and departed this life on Saturday, mourned by loving friends and sympathizing neighbors.

[MYERS, LOUIS, 1815 - 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 20, 1879, p. 3
Myers. – On Sunday morning last Louis Myers at his residence, near Clarinda, aged 64 years.
Mr. Myers was born in Germany but came to this country while a very young man. He walked from Baltimore to Cincinnati and that was his home for several years, during which time he was a steward on an Ohio River packet. From there he moved to Jackson county, Indiana, and there he resided for about thirty years and in 1864 or 1865 he came to Page county and bought and settled on the farm near town where he resided until his death. He was a noble hearted, good citizen and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his loss.

[PACE, WINNIE, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 8, 1887, p. 8
Sad Death. – With heartfelt sympathy we record the death of little Winnie, infant daughter of Mrs. C. W. Pace of this city. During her short life of one year and twenty-four days she has been the joy and pride of her mother and sisters, who were never weary of ministering to her wants. But all their warm love and tender care could not save their darling from dread disease, cholera infantum. After one week's illness, she died May 30th. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. H. Oneal on June 1st, after which the remains were buried in the Memory cemetery southwest of New Market. Many warm friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

[PARKER, JOEL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 27, 1887, p. 9
Fairview
Joel Parker, one of the pioneer residents of this neighborhood, but for the past year a resident of Villisca, died at his home on Friday last. The funeral occurred on Sunday and the remains were interred in the Villisca cemetery.

[PARSONS, JANETT POLLOCK – 1888]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 3, 1889, p. 2
Hepburn
Mrs. Janet Parsons died quite suddenly, on Friday, the 28th, aged 80 years. Congestion of the liver was the cause. She had lived a long and useful life and was highly respected by all who knew her.

[PARSONS, JANETT POLLOCK – 1888]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 9, 1889, [p. 1]
Hepburn
Died, Mrs. Jones [James] Parsons, at the home of her brother, Mr. James Pollock Friday evening, Dec. 28; after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were held in the U. P. church at North Page, of which church she was a consistent member.

[PATTISON, JOHN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 9, 1887, p. 8
Obituary – Rev. Pattison, pastor of the United Presbyterian congregation of Coin, died Sabbath morning Jan. 11th, at Red Oak. He had gone to Center Ridge eleven miles northwest of Red Oak to help Rev. Robert Hood at a series of meetings and after preaching eight sermons was taken down with pneumonia. He attempted to get home but was only able to get as far as Red Oak, where he was taken to the house of O. J. Gibson and everything that medical skill and kind attention could do was done for him, but his system was deranged, and his suffering was intense until death came to his relief. His devoted wife hastened to his bedside as soon as she learned of his illness and finally his two little girls were sent for and were recognized by him and received his parting blessing. The remains were brought to Coin and the funeral services took place Tuesday at the U. P. church and were led by Dr. Johnston of College Springs and were very expressive. Revs. Wickersham and Shipman, of the M. E. church, Rev. D. C. Wilson of Clarinda, Rev. L. N. Lafferty of Creston, Rev. J. A. Wiley and W. R. Cox, of Lenox, Rev. David Doss of Hepburn, Rev. Dr. Marshall of Tarkio and Rev. J. W. Cleland, of Clearfield, were present. Rev. Pattison was in his 48th year. He was born in southern Illinois near Sparta but removed with his parents at an early age to Oregon. Having a desire to enter the ministry in the U. P. church he came east and was graduated from Monmouth college and Alleghany seminary. He successfully filled the pastorate first in Adams congregation, then in Albia and Service, and for the past two years and a half in Coin. He was a man greatly beloved, a fine scholar, a good preacher, benevolent almost to a fault. His family is left to fight the battle of life with little of this world's goods. The good people of Coin without exception are showing their appreciation of Rev. Pattison and his family by providing a home for the widow and her children; and Dr. Hatton who attended him while in Red Oak manifested his regard by sending in his bill receipted in full. This is the first death that has occurred among the ministers of College Springs Presbytery since its organization and few men in it would be more missed than Rev. John Pattison.

[POWERS, Elizabeth M., - 1887]
[Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 26, 1887, p. 5
Fairview
Died, January 18, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] W. [ashington] Powers. The funeral was from the residence on Wednesday. A large number of relatives and friends followed the remains to their resting place in the Villisca cemetery. 

[REMER, CHARLES B.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 2, 1887, p. 10
DIED. – At his home in this city, on Friday, Jan. 28, 1887, C. [harles] B. Remer. The deceased was born at Rushville, N. Y., March 23, 1835. When about eight years of age his parents emigrated to Canton, Ill., where he grew to manhood. In 1859 he was married to Martha J. Ogden, his surviving partner, at Henry, Ill. They were blessed with five children, two of whom were called to that brighter home when quite young. From here they moved to Nebraska where they buried their youngest daughter. They then came to Clarinda where for the past seven years he has suffered much from asthma. At an early age the deceased expressed faith in the Great Master and united with the Congregational church. Previous to and since coming to Clarinda he has lived a consistent life, though not intimately connected with any particular denomination. He leaves a wife and two children, who with a host of sympathizing friends, will ever remember him as a kind father and honorable man.

[RICHARDS, HENRY, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 16, 1887, p. 5
Braddyville
Death has again entered our neighborhood and taken away a bright, promising young man. Henry Richards quietly breathed his last Friday evening at 6 o'clock, Feb. 11, of dropsy, after an illness of three weeks. He suffered untold agonies and begged his father to let him die rather than suffer so. He was loved by all who knew him; he was so patient in all his suffering. His remains were laid to rest Saturday at two o'clock in the Braddyville cemetery by the side of his mother who died four years ago. He will be greatly missed as he was so kind to all. He will be missed by his many friends, by his teacher and by his schoolmates. Ah, how that father will long for his baby as he always called him, being the youngest of three children. Yes, there is a vacant chair at the table, a vacancy that never can be filled. He leaves a father, brother and sister to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of the entire community.

[RIGGLE, JOSEPH, -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1887, p. 3
Obituary – the death of Joseph Riggles [Riggle] occurred at the residence of his parents, about three-fourths of a mile southwest of Page Center at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, after a sickness of about seven months. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania until about five years of age when he came to Iowa. The funeral took place at the U. P. church in Page Center Saturday at 10 a. m. The remains were taken to the cemetery at College Springs. A host of friends mourn his loss.

[ROBB, WILLIAM STEELE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1887, p. 5
College Springs
Died, Friday, July 29, William S. Robb. He was in his full vigor and strength Monday and went for the doctor for G. A. King, over exerting himself from the effects of which he died.

[ROGERS, JAMES W., -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1887, p. 5
Hawleyville
On Sunday morning the funeral of James W. Rogers was held at the M. E. church, the sermon being preached by Rev. E. E. Lymer, the pastor. Mr. Rogers formerly lived in Dakota but being old and broken in health, he came to his daughter's, Mrs. J. W. Johnston's, to die.

[ROLFS, WILLIAM]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 24, 1888, p. 8
Sad Accident. – Last Saturday afternoon, while fastening the boom pole on a load of hay, William Rolfs, living six miles northwest of town, fell off backwards and struck on the back of his head. He was picked up and carried to his home and Dr. S. R. Millen sent for, but he was past help and expired at 10:30 that evening. A strong robust man at noon and in the evening a corpse, only goes to show that no man knows when his time comes. He leaves a wife, two children, and a large circle of sympathizing friends to mourn his loss. His remains were interred on Monday.

[RULE, SARAH E. HEIDLEBAUGH COX BURCH]
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), Friday, July 6, 1917, p. 7
Death of Mrs. Sarah Rule
Mrs. Sarah Rule died yesterday morning at the family residence, 326 New street, at the age of 53 years.
Mrs. Rule had resided in Butte for the past 24 years and made a host of friends, who were shocked at her sudden death. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Rule; six daughters, Mrs. James Mikels, Mrs. Harry Forbes, Mrs. William J. Marsh, Mrs. Edith Savard, Miss Bertie Burch and Miss Ida Burch; two brothers, William Heidelbaugh of Missoula and James Heidelbaugh of California and a sister, Mrs. Rachael Berry of Iowa. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.

[RULE, SARAH E. HEIDLEBAUGH COX BURCH]
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), Saturday, July 7, 1917, p. 3
RULE – the funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Rule, wife of Thomas Rule, will take place this (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, 336 New street, the Rev. E. J. Groeneveld officiating. Interment in Mountain View cemetery. Motor funeral.

[SEIBERT, WILLIAM, 1795 – 1879]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1879, p. 3
Seibert – At his residence in Nodaway township, on the 4th inst., William Seibert, aged 81 years and 16 days.
The deceased was born in Cumberland county, Pa., February 13th, 1795. Soon after his birth his parents moved to Tuscarora Valley in what is now Juniata county, Pa., where he spent his boyhood and the greater part of his life among the hills and woods so dear to many who are now residents of this county. He was married in 1820 to Miss Clemantine Stewart, who, after fifty-eight years walking hand in hand with him, still survives. In 1858 Father Seibert moved with his family to Illinois and settled in LaSalle county. In 1871 he came to Page county with his youngest son, George. He has been for over fifty years a member of the Presbyterian church and with his wife in his younger days, he was accustomed to walking regularly five miles over the hills to the house of God. When he came to this country, he united with the Tarkio congregation. The writer has been acquainted with him ever since boyhood and since coming to this county has held frequent conversation with him. For several years he has been blind and almost deaf, but his memory never failed him and his faith in God was firm unto the end, enabling him to look forward to a reunion with those who have gone before and leaving loving messages for the dear ones left behind. Such a death as his is of more value to the church of Christ and will do more to prove the reality of the Christian religion than all the "reviews of Ingersoll" ever published, unless we fulfill the saying of the Prophet, "The righteous perisheth and no man layeth it to heart." (I-a. 57. l) Rather let us say, "Let me die the death of the righteous, that my last end may be like his." (Num 23, 10). The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Westcott of the Presbyterian church, form John 11.25-26.    J. B. B.

 [SHEPHERD, JASPER C.]
Shenandoah
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, July 27, 1887, p. 9
J. C. Shepherd, an old and respected citizen died at his home in this city on last Saturday. Mr. Shepherd has had charge of the coal business of the Wabash road here for several years. Short services were held at the house Sunday afternoon after which the remains were escorted to the Wabash depot by Burnside Post G. A. R. where they were placed on the train and accompanied by the family to Moberly, Mo. for interment.

[SUTHERLAND, DONALD, JR., 1838 – 1897]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 22, 1897, p. 4
Death of Donald Sutherland
Another Sterling Citizen of Clarinda Gone to His Reward
One of Clarinda's best and highly esteemed citizens, Donald Sutherland, passed away last Saturday afternoon, the 16th inst., at 1:30. He had been in failing health for some months, from heart disease, of which he died.
Mr. Sutherland's parents came from Scotland to Red River, British America, and from there to Jones county, Ia., with a colony of Scottish families. They came from British America in large two-wheeled carts about 60 years ago and formed a Scottish colony in Jones county, which they called Scotch Grove township.
Donald, the subject of this sketch, was born in Jones county, Nov. 23, 1838, and died in the 59th year of his age. A short time after his marriage with Margaret J. Johnson, who survives him, he enlisted in 1862 in Co. H of the Thirty-first Iowa, in defense of the Union, serving the government loyally and well for the full term of three years and was honorably discharged from the service in 1865. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland, one of them a daughter, Ida May, dying 16 years ago in the 12th year of her age. The other, a son, Donald Grant Sutherland, survives and is a well-known citizen of Clarinda. The father of the deceased died eight years ago and his mother, Mrs. Nancy Sutherland, still lives, residing at Monticello, this state, and is now 80 years of age.
The late Mr. Sutherland and family removed from Jones county 22 years ago, coming to Page county, where he purchased a farm in East River township. After living on the farm about four years, the family moved to this city, where they have since resided. Mr. Sutherland's occupation was that of a farmer and although residing in town during recent years, he continued to look after farming interests together with other business matters.
He joined the Presbyterian church in Jones county after the war and was a deacon of that organization as long as he remained there. On coming to Page county, he united with the Presbyterian church of this city, of which he remained a good and faithful member until called to his reward. So faithful a church attendant was he that it is said he missed but one communion service during his entire church connection and that was the last one at the church here, this month.
In business and all matters, Mr. Sutherland was strictly honest and continually set the example of a good man. Self-reliant and enterprising, he was yet modest and unassuming, and preferred private life to the holding of any public position. He declined promotion in military service and neither wanted nor sought office in civil affairs.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, conducted by Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith, pastor of the church of which he died a member. The choir was composed of Messrs. E. G. McCutchan, C. E. Arnold, E. W. Martin and John Keener. The pallbearers were Messrs. V. Graff, J. H. Dunlap, Henry Loranz, D. G. Burleson, T. S. Morris and J. P. Brown. The members of Warren post No. 11, G. A. R. and the Woman's Relief corps attended in a body and each deposited a small bouquet on the casket upon it being lowered in the grave at the city cemetery. The floral tributes at the home were many and very fine and tasteful. They were contributed by the Grand Army post, Relief corps, the Presbyterian Ladies' Missionary society, the Young Ladies' Mission band, the P. E. O. society and other friends.
Relatives from a distance in attendance were J. B. Johnson of Des Moines, Mrs. J. Q. Royce of Phillipsburg, Kan., Miss Edith Sutherland of Tarkio, Mo., Rev. and Mrs. S. C. Black of Kewanee, Ill., and Mrs. J. M. Boggs and daughter of Clearfield.

[SUTHERLAND, DONALD, SR.,1808 – 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 7, 1888, [p. 1]
DIED. – Last Saturday Don Sutherland received word that his aged father was very sick and likely to die and Sunday he received a telegram announcing his death.
Donald Sutherland, Sr., was of Scotch origin, but has lived in Jones County, Iowa for many years. He was 79 years old and leaves a wife with whom he had journeyed for more than a half century. His was a sterling character and he leaves an example worthy of imitation.

[SWISHER, CLARA Q., 1872 – 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 26, 1887, p. 5
North Grove
Clara Swisher, second daughter of Henry Swisher, died a week ago last Saturday morning and was buried on Sunday in the North Grove cemetery. Her parents have the sympathy of neighbors and friends in their sad bereavement.

[TAGGART, MARY ABIGAIL WHITEHILL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, May 25, 1887, p. 3
Obituary – On May 16, 1887, death visited the home of one of our esteemed citizens, Mr. James Taggart, of Harlan township, and removed a beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Abigal Taggart in the fifty-fifth year of her age. 
Mrs. Taggart was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Whitehill and was one of the first settlers in our county.
She was married to James Taggart, April 8, 1867. In her removal a happy house is deprived of a hospitable, kind and amiable Christian hostess, and a kind and loving husband of a beloved wife, and a family of four sons and two daughters of a dear mother, whose Christian example, and motherly instructions, invite them to follow her to the better land.
Though she desired to live for the sake of her family, yet she expressed her readiness to depart and be with Jesus; and her confident and assumed interested in her loving salvation and her hope in his salvation. The funeral services were conducted at the house of Mr. Taggart by Dr. Wm. Johnston, of College Springs, assisted by Rev. Niblock and Rev. D. McKee.

[VAN HORN, DELIAH E. COOPER – 1888]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 21, 1888, p.10
Died, Nov. 26, 1888, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Delilah E., wife of Albert W. Van Horn. The funeral services were held at the residence of her father, in east Clarinda, Sunday morning, Nov. 18, Rev. T. C. Smith of the Presbyterian church officiating, after which the body was laid to rest by the side of her babe in our beautiful cemetery. She sleeps in Jesus and will rise again in power, glory and spiritual life. Text of funeral discourse, Naham, 1:7     T. C. S.

[VARDAMAN, IRENE MYRTLE FINE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 7, 2004, p. 3
Irene Vardaman – Irene Vardaman, age 79, of Shambaugh, Iowa, died Friday, January 02, 2004, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 1:00 p. m., Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, with Loren Daly officiating. An Eastern Star service by Highland Chapter was held following the funeral service at the funeral home. Visitation with the family was 7-8 Monday, January 5, 2004, at the funeral home. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Irene Myrtle Vardaman was born January 24, 1924, to Clem Acel Fine and Della Florence (McMullin) Fine. She was born at the home of her parents in Taylor County, Iowa. Irene was raised on the family farm and attended Fine Country School. She worked at home until her marriage September 26, 1946, to Eldon Francis Vardaman. Three sons were born to this union; Randal, Michael and Clinton. Irene and Eldon farmed all of their married life. Irene had a lifelong interest in music and was an accomplished pianist. She enjoyed music and liked to play for people when asked. When she was younger, Irene, her dad and brother Roy had a small band and played for dances. She was also an accomplished quilter and an excellent cook. Irene was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 55 years and was Past Matron. She was also a member of the neighborhood Just-a-Mere Club. Irene was a long-time active member of the Church of Christ in Siam.
Preceding Irene in death were her parents; husband, Eldon Vardaman (9/15/1990; sister, Naomi; brother, Harold Fine. Survivors include sons: Randal Vardaman and wife Joyce of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Michael Vardaman and wife, Lynnette of Clarinda, Iowa, Clinton Vardaman and wife Janiece of Braddyville, Iowa; grandchildren: Jason Vardaman, Blake Vardaman and wife Lisa, Amy Barker and husband Matt, Jodie Vardaman, Nathan Vardaman, Ben Vardaman, Melissa Vardaman; great grandchildren: Natalie Larabee and Zailey Hall; sister, Doris Carter of Mound City, Missouri and brother, Roy Fine of Hopkins, Missouri.

[WALKER, JAMES, INFANT SON OF, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, June 1, 1887, p. 8
DIED – Monday evening death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker and took from them their little boy 22 months old. He had a severe attack of measles which settled on his lungs and resulted in death. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all their neighbors.

[WHITE, G. N., -1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 9, 1887, p. 8
Post Mortum – Some doubt having arisen as to the cause of death of G. N. White, of Shambaugh last week, the physicians were allowed to hold a post mortum examination which revealed the fact that cancer of the stomach was the cause.

[WILLETT, SUSAN PERSING -1888]
Herington Tribune (Herington, Kansas), Thursday, October 18, 1888, p. 3
Obituary – Mrs. Susan Willett, aged seventy-five years and nearly eight months, died on Tuesday morning, October 9th and was buried the following Thursday. Unfortunately, her husband son, now in Michigan and ten miles from any telegraph office, could not be present. The sympathy of our people is unanimously extended to the bereaved friends that have suffered this loss so soon after coming to our midst.
The value of her long and useful life is best seen in the influence it has left with those who were so highly favored as to her motherly care.
At an early age she became a Christian and joined the Presbyterian church, but since 1860 has been united with the Methodist. Through all her life, until unfitted by her final misfortune, she maintained a consistent and useful Christian life, its efficiency could have no higher testimonial than that she lived to see her children and grandchildren all useful members of the church and highly esteemed in society among its most useful and exemplary members.
Truly her life work was complete. She can have no desire to return nor can we wish it. It is a comfort to think that she is now clothed in her right mind beyond the reach of sorrow or pain, rejoicing in the presence of her Savior. Of such as she, the poet says:
"Happy soul, thy days are ended, 
All thy mourning days below;
Go, by angel guards attended;
   So the feet of Jesus go!
Waiting to receive thy spirit,
   Lo! The Savior stands above,
Shows the purchase of his merit,
   Reaches out the crown of love.   
           Edwin M. Randall, Jr.

[WILLETT, SUSAN PERSING -1888]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 24, 1888, p. 8
At Rest – We received a copy of the Tribune of Harrington, Kansas, containing an obituary notice of Mrs. Susan Willett, who will be remembered by many of our citizens. The deceased went to Kansas last season with D. H. Payton, her son-in-law, and family.

[WILSON, SARAH H. CAMPBELL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 30, 1887, [p. 1]
Obituary - Mrs. Sarah H. (Campbell) Wilson was born in Fayette county, Pa., Nov. 3, 1839. Her father moved to Iowa in her infancy, being one of the first settlers in Van Buren county. She was married to A.[lfred] M. Wilson, October 10, 1865, and lived in Keokuk until 1872, when they came to Shenandoah. In 1875 they moved to northwest California where they remained until 1880, when at the urgent solicitation of her aged mother, they returned to Shenandoah. Jan. 31, 1886 she was received into the Presbyterian church on confession by baptism and thereafter until the affliction came upon her thro' which she passed into glory, she was happy and joyful.
She died March 24, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, of pneumonia, aged 47 years, 6 months and 21 days. Her mortal body was received here Saturday morning, and at 3 o'clock the family gathered in the Presbyterian church to hear the words of tribute to her memory by the pastor, after which they bore her away to our own beautiful cemetery on Rose Hill, where she lies with the bodies of many other saints that sleep in Jesus. She left a husband and two children to mourn their great loss. "What I do, thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." – John 13:7   T. C. S.

[WISE, JACOB]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, March 21, 1902, p. 8
Henry Loranz and E. G. and E. A. Day of this city attended the funeral of Jacob Wise of Valley township, held at North Grove yesterday. The Day brothers were nephews of Mr. Wise. The deceased was 78 years of age. He was an old resident of Page county, and a highly respected citizen. He leaves numerous relatives.

[WISE, JACOB]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Wednesday, March 26, 1902, [p. 1]
Christian Life Ends
Jacob Wise Gone to Meet the God He Served and Loved
Jacob Wise was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1825, died March 19, 1902, aged 76 years, 4 months, and 6 days.
Mr. Wise was married December 30, 1847, to Mary Dunn. To this union there were born eleven children, seven of whom are now living. He united with the M. E. church when 18 years of age and continued a member until the time of his death.
In the passing of Brother Wise from the busy scenes of life, his neighborhood loses a stirring earnest man. Those who remember him in his most active duties as a citizen and Christian will not soon forget the eloquence of his earnestness. He thought and worked as one who did not doubt the righteousness of doing good or the fear of failure. With these heroic qualities he led men. Such men take their place at the front always and his most just and intimate friends felt that he could best serve as a leading spirit in whatever matters demanded the attention and action of a township or neighborhood. Among his brethren in the church, he was chosen as class leader over twenty-five years ago and from year to year as he served in that capacity the spiritual strength of the Christian man that he was, gave comfort to many in griefs dark hour and courage to many who faltered. He was chosen over twenty-five years ago as chairman of the board of trustees of the North Grove M. E. church and was the leading spirit and adviser in that office until his death. Brother Wise stood for vital religion. He said to the writer: "We need more closely preaching." He emphasized the truth of real religion in this way: "We must be converted."
These ideas were not fancies nor opinions with him but realities that have stood the tests of time and the weighing of thought. Not one word of doubt of God's presence in his soul, not one question of the reality of a heavenly existence and home for him and everyone who will turn from sin unto God who will abundantly pardon. Among his last words worthy to be printed and remembered were these: "It has been my leading aim to keep my mind on God."
Goodbye faithful cross bearer for Jesus Christ, until the fair eternal Easter morning shall break upon us all in Paradise. Let a double portion of thy spirit rest on us who assume his duties as a Christian and father and grandfather.     Geo. H. Crafts

[WISE, JACOB]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, March 28, 1902, p. 2
Died – Jacob Wise at his home in Page County Wednesday morning, March 19, 1902, aged 76 years. The funeral was held at the North Grove church Thursday at eleven o'clock, services being conducted by Revs. Crafts and Driver, of Nodaway. He was a great sufferer for a number of years, when death released him from his suffering. He died strong in the faith of a pardoning Savior.

[WISE, MARY DUNN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1915, p. 16]
Mrs Mary Wise – Villisca Review, March 10: Mrs. Mary Wise died at the home of her son, C. [harles] H. Wise, six miles southeast of Villisca, last Saturday morning at six o'clock. She had been declining rapidly for several months and passed away at the ripe age of eighty-six years and twenty-seven days.
Mary, daughter of Arthur and Sabina Dunn, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, February 9, 1829. Early in life she professed the Christian religion and united with the Methodist Church, remaining a member of that church until her death. On December 30, 1847, she married Jacob Wise. To this union eleven children, four sons and seven daughters, were born.
In the spring of 1875 she, with her husband, moved to the home where she spent the last forty years of her life. During this time she became acquainted with many and made friends among her acquaintances, who today mourn the loss of a faithful friend. Thirteen years ago, Mr. Wise passed to his reward and since that time she has lived with her son, Charles, and his family, at the old home she loved so well.
Her life had been that of a consistent Christian, a loving wife, a kind mother, a faithful friend, and a charitable neighbor. All that kind hearts and ministering hands could do to make her comfortable during the last hour, was done, and she went to sleep calmly and peacefully, as was her desire. Death held no terrors for her, it was more like "going to sleep to wake up in another world."
Three sons, J. W. Wise, C. H. Wise, M. M. Wise, three daughters, Mrs. W. W. Orme, Mrs. E. E. Kuhn, of this vicinity, and Mrs. Thomas Devoe, of Ethel, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Day of Clarinda and Mrs. Anna Haines of Villisca and one brother, Arthur Dunn, survive her. Twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren living will remember the many acts of kindness and sage counsel of Grandmother Wise.
The funeral services were held at the North Grove church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, pastor of the Villisca M. E. church. Interment was in the North Grove cemetery. The pall bearers were Albert V. Wise, Delford Orme, Fred L. Wise, Thomas L. Kuhn, Charles Kuhn, Vernon Wise; the singers Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith and Miss Eva Arbuckle and Mrs. Harry E. Swisher acted as organist. Those from a distance who attended the services were Mrs. Sarah L. Wise and daughter Genevieve of Fairfield, Iowa; Fred L. Wise of Creston; Albert V. Wise of Nodaway.

[WRIGHT, DAVID J., - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 19, 1887
College Springs
Died, Jan. 15, 1887, of apoplexy or paralysis, David J. Wright, aged 47 years. He was in his usual good health the day previous and was about his work as usual; was up town in the evening and stayed until 9 or 10 o'clock. He awakened in the morning apparently well but complained of being drowsy and a short time afterward, when his wife called him to breakfast, he did not respond, and on going to his bed found him lifeless and in the cold embrace of death. Thus, he was called away without a moment's warning. "For in an hour as ye know not of, the Son of Man cometh." The funeral rites were held in the M E church Sunday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. Posten. The deceased was a member of the G A R Post of Coin and was buried according to the modes of that order. Although, owing to the inclemency of the weather the full programme could not be carried out. Bad as the weather was a large number of his comrades from Coin attended and paid their last respects to their fallen brother.

ZANONI, LYDIA G. BAKER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 3, 1887, p. 5
College Springs
Died, Mrs. Lydia Zanoni, at Denver, Col., July 22, and the remains were interred in this cemetery. She leaves a husband, one son and three daughters to mourn her loss.