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Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 14, 1882, p. 3
DIED. At the residence of C. W. Foster, Tuesday, Sept. 5th, Miss Julia Alden, aged 73 years. Miss Alden was an aunt of Mrs. Foster and had made her home with that family for twenty years. She was a noble woman and many friends mourn with her relatives in their bereavement. The funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon.

[ANSBACH, PAUL R., 1882-1882]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1882, p. 3
But a few weeks ago the Ansbach household was made happy over the arrival of twins, and they had the congratulations of their many friends. But the happiness did not last long and yesterday one of the jewels was laid away in its last resting place, having died the day before and the household is sad and mourning. The bereaved family have the sympathy of our whole community.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 5, 1883, p. 3
Died of diphtheria, March 28, 1883, Guy, son of N. [ewton] R. [obert] and Lucy Apple, aged 2 years, 11 months and 28 days.
Little Guy is dead. What a mournful history these four words have, what a pang of sorrow sweeps over the hearts at the memory of the bereaved father and mother, whose jewel above price, has been laid beneath the silent tomb and who now walks with the angels in heaven; bright beautiful Guy, whose life reaches up but two years from its birth hour. How our hearts go out in sympathy for the lonely sister and brother. It was so pitiable to hear him calling mamma, mamma, until the last, imploring for help when no help was near. All that loving hands could do was done but to no avail and in deep despair they have laid him away till the bright morning of eternity. Who shall speak of the brightness on which the eyes of their darling has opened? Crowned and redeemed sits little Guy and we will meet him on that other bright shore. The loneliness that enters the home made desolate by the loss of a loving child, none can know except they too have had the trial. Little Guy was especially marked for his sweet disposition. His little cousins little thought when last at play with Guy that he was so soon to join the thousands of children who sing around the throne of God in Heaven, where sickness and sorrow is no more. It is well with the child. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. 

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 6, 1936, p. 6
Mrs. N. R. Apple 80 yrs. In Iowa, Burial Today
Mrs. N. [ewton] R. [obert] Apple who for more than 80 years has been resident of Page county, was laid to rest Thursday morning in the Clarinda cemetery. She had been ill for several months, being faithfully cared for in her own home on north 19th street by her daughters, Mrs. Ruby Killingsworth and Mrs. Gertrude Fulmer, until recently. She passed away early Tuesday morning.
She had come with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller and family shortly after the first settlers came to Page county, 1853. She was one of fourteen children, her brothers, Brown and Marvel Miller, still living in the Norwich community. She married N. [ewton] R. [obert] Apple, making the home near Yorktown until moving to Clarinda.
The funeral service was at the home in charge of Dr. W. H. Meredith, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 10, 1936, p. 3
Mrs. N. R. Apple – Lucy Miller, daughter of George and Aletha Miller, was born at Loy's crossroads, near Knoxville, Tenn., April 9, 1851. She was one of fourteen children. With her parents she came to Page county, Iowa, in 1853, where she has since lived.
She was married to N. [ewton] R. [obert] Apple Sept. 23, 1875. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. The husband and sons preceded her to the better world, the husband on Aug. 17, 1924, Welby Marvel in October 1929 and Guy in infancy. Tuesday morning, she received her summons to a better land, having lived here for 85 years, 3 months and 25 days. 
Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Fulmer and Mrs. Ruby Killingsworth; five grandchildren, Robert, Lucille and Billy Apple, Martha Fulmer and Loraine Killingsworth; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Cole; two brothers, Brownie and Marvel Miller, and a host of relatives and friends.
From early life she has been a faithful Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. It can be truly said of her she was a friend to all.
The funeral services were conducted at the family home in Clarinda, Thursday morning, August 6, conducted by Rev. W. H. Meredith and burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. Pallbearers were Alva, Fred, Glen and Martie Miller, John Sperry and Kenneth McCullough. Mrs. Frances Miller sang two beautiful vocal numbers for the service and Miss Norma Miller played.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 18, 1924, p. 8
N. R. Apple Passed Away
An old resident of Clarinda and a respected citizen of the city, N. [ewton] R. [obert] Apple passed away late Sunday afternoon at his home on North Nineteenth Street after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Apple was for a number of years manager of the Green Bay Lumber Co., at Yorktown, his family living in Clarinda during the time. About seven years ago he retired from the Yorktown position.
Funeral services will be held this Tuesday afternoon from the home, commencing at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bishop. Interment at Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 21, 1924, p. 8
Newton Robert Apple – Newton Robert Apple was born in Leweston [Lewistown], Illinois, March 17, 1849, died at his home in Clarinda, Iowa, August 17, 1924, being at the time of his death 75 years and 5 months old. He was the oldest child of a family of 9 children of Amos and Eliza Apple, who were pioneers of Page County.
He came to Page County in the year 1869 and was married to Lucy Miller on September 23, 1875. Besides his wife he leaves three children, Mrs. Gertrude Fulmer of Oakland, California, W. M. Apple of Red Oak, Iowa and Mrs. Ruby Killingsworth of Clarinda, Iowa, and five grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters.
He was a man of sterling qualities, having served as agent for the Green Bay Lumber Company at Yorktown, Iowa for 37 years, retiring only 4 years ago. The greater part of his life was spent in the interest of this company and he was always found faithful to his trust, courteous to all he met, a kind and loving husband and father, a stanch friend and a just man.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon, August 19, with Dr. A. T. Bishop, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery.

[ARTHUR, LUCY]                                  [ARTHUR, ROSCOE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 27, 1884, p. 2
Lucy Arthur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Arthur, died Saturday night September 20th, after a short illness with diphtheria. She was nearly eight years old. The suffering, though of short duration, was very intense. A number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place Monday forenoon.
Thursday morning Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Arthur were called to mourn the death of their little son Roscoe, who was a few years older than his sister Lucy. The funeral took place in the afternoon of the same day. It is sad for a father and mother to part with one of their little pets, but the grief is more than doubled when the angel of death carries two from one home in the same week.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, October 18, 1884, p. 2
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur's little baby, Jessie, twenty months old, died Friday morning, October 10th, at three o'clock, after lingering for several days suffering with the disease of diphtheria. The funeral hour was appointed at three o'clock in the afternoon of the same day. The afflictions of the last month have rested heavily upon the home of these parents, as the death of their little darling Friday morning numbered third in their family within the last four weeks. Jessie was the last of a family five children remaining to a fond father and mother. All have been taken from the parents' kind protection within twelve years, leaving a home destitute of cheerful, young faces and filling it with sorrow. During this bereavement Mr. and Mrs. Arthur have been surrounded with kind and sympathizing friends to whom they desire to express their most heartfelt thanks.

[BAILY, JOHN, 1856-1932]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1932, p. 2
John Bailey – John Bailey, son of Lewis and Cresia Patterson Bailey, was born at Rogersville, Tenn., July 27, 1856, and departed this life at Clarinda, Ia., April 3, 1932, at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 3 days.
He spent the earlier part of his life in and near Rogersville.
He was married to Mary Catherine Parker in 1877. To this union were born eight children, Oliver, Alpha, Bird, Bessie and Effie, who preceded him in death. He has three sons who survive him, Lowry of Leavenworth, Wash., Floyd of Hamburg, Ia., and Noah of Clarinda. Noah and Floyd were at his bedside when he passed away. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was a member of the Free Baptist church for many years and was faithful to the end. In the last days of his sickness, he told his children he was ready to meet his Savior in the next world.
Grandpa Bailey as he was called by all his friends, was cheerful, kind and loving. He will be sadly missed in the home by his children, grandchildren and a host of friends.
The funeral of Mr. Bailey was at 12:30 on Monday, April 4. James Pearson, radio pastor of KFNF, was the preacher. The body was shipped to Kentucky. Science-Hill. Mr. Walker was the undertaker.

[BANKS, JAMES, 1862-1899]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 15, 1899, [p. 1]
James Banks – James Banks died at Council Bluffs, Saturday at 11 o'clock a. m., at the age of 36 years, 8 months and 21 days, the cause of his death being blood clotted at the heart. Mr. Banks was born in Andrew county, Mo., Dec. 18, 1862, and when 2 years of age moved with his parents to Page county and thereafter made his home in this vicinity. He was a single man and at the time of his death was employed as head waiter in the Grand hotel at Council Bluffs. Saturday morning he went down town to transact business, entered a barber shop, got shaved and stood up to leave when he dropped dead. The remains were brought to this city Monday afternoon and the funeral services were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Susan Jones, Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. L. F. Compton. The remains were buried in the city cemetery. Mr. Banks' parents are still living, and he also leaves one full brother, four half-brothers and six half-sisters.

[BEARD, HARRY - 1885]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 11, 1885, p. 2
Harry, child of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Beard, died of flux Wednesday morning at 6. The little fellow was two years and eight months old. We sympathize with the bereaved parents.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 21, 1924, p. 8
Mrs. J. W. Berry – Many sympathetic friends of the late Mrs. J. W. Berry gathered at the Presbyterian church, Saturday afternoon, to pay a last tribute to one whom they had known and loved so well. Her pastor, Rev.  W. C. Williamson, had charge of the services, speaking briefly of the good deeds of the deceased. He was assisted by Rev. J. C. Currie, who read the obituary and led in prayer. Following the church ceremonies, the funeral cortege drove to Blanchard cemetery, where interment was made in the family lot. The pall bearers were nephews of Mrs. Berry, Walter, Roy and Charles Duncan, Ernest and George Berry, and Clark McKie. Following is the obituary which was read at the church services:
Lillian Alice McKie Berry, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKie, was born in Knox County, Illinois, March 1, 1865 and departed from this life August 14, 1924, age 58 years, 5 months and 14 days. With her parents she moved to Page County, Iowa, on the home farm west of Blanchard in 1873. After finishing at her home school, she attended Amity College. She was married to John W. Berry, March 13, 1888. She lived on a farm near Blanchard for a number of years, moving in 1898 to Clarinda, where she lived the remaining years of her life.
Six children were born to this union: G. Earl Berry of Colorado Springs, Col, Mary Estes Trimble of Washington, D. C., Robert McKie Berry who died in infancy, Agnes Alice Hawthorne of Omaha, Janet Anna Thorn of Farragut and Clara Gertrude Berry who is living at home. Also her aged father, Robert McKie of Blanchard and two brothers, Francis McKie of Longmont, Colorado, and R. S. V. McKie of Blanchard.
Two sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Peck on May 19, 1891, and Margaret McKie, who died in infancy.
She became a professor of religion in early life, joining the United Presbyterian congregation here in Clarinda.
Of her it may be said, as of the virtuous woman, "the heart of her husband doth safely trust in her; her children rise up to call her blessed; her many friends have a warm place in their hearts for her; the memory of the just shall be blessed."

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1883, p. 3
DIED. --- Near Shambaugh, Wednesday morning, May 30th, 1883, Josie, wife of D. [avid] L. [ittle] Claytor and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.[avid] P. Baker, aged 33 years, 5 months, 15 days. Deceased was converted at age of 13 and joined the M. E. church, where she has ever since been a consistent member. She died in the full triumphs of a living faith and her last words were, "I am nearing the golden gate." She will be greatly missed in the community. She has fought the fight and gained the crown. She leaves a bereaved companion and two little girls and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Campbell, assisted by Rev. J. W. Linthicun. The remains were interred in the Davis cemetery.     M. M. O.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 26, 1880, p. 3
Death of Henry Dorsey
Mr. Henry Dorsey died at his residence in this city on Wednesday last, the 18th inst., aged 50 years and four months. Mr. Dorsey was born in Vermont but removed to the west at an early age. He was an old and well-known citizen of this county. He was a member of Captain Burns' company in the 8thIowa cavalry during the war of rebellion and was discharged by reason of disability contracted in the line of duty. Mr. Dorsey was three times elected County Treasurer of this county, being succeeded in office by the present incumbent. The cause of his death, as revealed by a post-mortem examination conducted by Drs. Van Sandt and Cokenower, was the thickening or closing of the walls of the orifice leading from the stomach to the lower intestines, supposed to be the result of an injury received some years since. He was buried on Sunday last, from the M. E. Church, the services being conducted according to the rites of Free Masonry, of which organization Mr. Dorsey was a member.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 26, 1880, p. 3
Edgar and Arthur Dorsey, sons of the late Henry Dorsey, came up from their present home in Kansas to attend the funeral services of their father and are now in town.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1875, p. 2
Sudden Death. – On Saturday night last the wife of Henry Dorsey of this city, one of the most estimable ladies of our community, was taken sick very suddenly and died in a few minutes. During the day and up ill bed time she performed her usual labors, making no complaint, but in a few minutes and before medical aid could be secured, she was a corpse. It is supposed she died of heart disease. On Sabbath afternoon the funeral was preached by Rev. Stitt in the Baptist church, of which she was a worthy member. The remains were taken to the cemetery for interment and were followed by many of our citizens, who mourn the loss of the bereaved husband and children.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 17, 1882, p. 3
Minnie Dorsey, a bright young girl, aged ten years, died of diphtheria, on Monday morning. She was sick but a few days. It is bad enough to die after one has lived their allotted time, but the saddest is to see a person who soon would bud into womanhood cut down. But such is the fate of life. The mourning relatives have the sympathy of all. 

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 16, 1882, p. 3
DIED. – On Friday last a bright boy fourteen months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elrick. They mourn his loss and all who know them sympathize with them in their bereavement.

[EVANS, CHARLES, - 1883]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 15, 1883, p. 3
Charles Evans, who died the first of last week, was buried in the cemetery on Thursday last. He had not been a citizen of our city but a few years but had been of Iowa for many years. He had grown to a good old age and leaves a wife and quite a family to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 23, 1893, p. 4
William W. Gorrell died Saturday, the 10th inst., at his home in this city. He served in the Union army as a member of the Forty-second Illinois infantry, was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and was buried with the honors of that organization by his comrades of Warren post No. 11. The funeral was held the day succeeding his death, the services at the family residence being conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The obsequies were largely attended by sorrowing friends. Mr. Gorrell died in his sixtieth year.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 12, 1893, p. 4
Sufferings Ended
Last Saturday morning at his home in southwest Clarinda, W. [illiam] W. Gorrell, after a long and painful struggle, yielded to the assaults of his enemy, Death, and the mortal remains were placed in their last resting place Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were under the direction of the G. A. R., and a large number of his comrades were present. Rev. E. W. McDade preached a very interesting and appropriate sermon and Dr. T. C. Smith followed with an excellent eulogy of the deceased, in which especial mention was made of his army record.
W. [illiam] W. Gorrell was born on a farm in West Virginia, in 1834, and moved to Illinois with his parents when but a child. Early in life he united with the Methodist church and died a member of the same. He was married Nov. 15, 1860, to Miss Sarah J. Lyon, and there were born to them seven boys and two girls, of which three boys and one girl preceded the father to the other world. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. E, 42d Ills. Infantry and went immediately to Nashville and into active service and continued in it until the close of the war. While in the service he was afflicted with rheumatism and never fully recovered from it. He was a faithful soldier, a conscientious citizen, a faithful husband, a loving father and a kind neighbor. His living children were all at his bedside at the hour of dissolution. And so, one by one, the veterans are going.
The family desires to return thanks to friends and neighbors and the W. R. C. and G. A. R. for their assistance and sympathy given during the long illness of the husband and father.

[GRIFFEY, CHARLES ARCHIE]                      
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 30, 1893, [p. 1]
Twin children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffey, age about two months, died Thursday three miles northwest of this city.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 3, 1930, p. 4
Charles Griffey – Following a prolonged illness, Charles Griffey died at about 10:30 o'clock this Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Young. No arrangements have been made for the funeral services.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1930, p. 4
Charles E. Griffey – An assemblage of men and women taxing the seating capacity of the Clarinda Methodist Church gathered there Wednesday afternoon, paying final respects to the memory of Charles Griffey. Rev. D. J. Shenton was assisted by Rev. J. A. Cunningham in conducting the services, Mrs. Leo Humphrey singing appropriate selections, with Mrs. C. E. Hoskinson at the organ. A profusion of beautiful flowers adorned the casket, which was borne to its final resting place by George Troy, Wm. Miller, Frank McCunn, Harry Borland, Franklin Willison and Alvin Sunderman, all former neighbors of the man they had swapped work with and learned to love and respect for his manly Christian character.
Following is the obituary read at the services.
Charles Edgar Griffey was the son of Peter A. and Duly Ann Griffey and was born in Tarkio Township of Page County Iowa in November 28, 1858 and after more than 71 years went from earth to heaven on March 3, 1930. His entire life was spent in Page County of which more than 39 years was in one home. In this county he was born, went to school, married, worked, suffered and triumphed over death. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Belle Callicotte on March 19, 1878. Seven children were given to them, of whom one, Mrs. Harry Young, survives.
At a revival meeting held at a school house west of Clarinda many years ago, Mr. Griffey was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church of Clarinda, of which he has been a member of many years. A complete trust in Christ kept him faithful to the end. Two brothers and a sister are living—Lorenzo George of Wyoming; Hulin L. of Yorktown and Mrs. Mae Borland of Clarinda, Iowa. His widow, his daughter and son-in-law and their daughter, Marjorie, and the brothers and sister are deeply bereaved by his death. Yet they are comforted by his life and his perfect faith in Jesus Christ. The universal testimony is that there has gone another good man to the eternal happiness of life forevermore. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 10, 1930, p. 5
East State Road
Charles Griffey passed away Monday evening of this week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Young, near Yorktown. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1932, p. 2
Mrs. Charles E. Griffey – In the quietness of the early hours of Tuesday, April 19th, the immortal spirit of Mrs. Charles E. Griffey left for her eternal home.
The funeral services, held Thursday afternoon at Clarinda Methodist church, were attended by many friends, including residents of the State Road neighborhood west of Clarinda, where the Griffeys lived so many years. Services were conducted by Dr. D. J. Shenton and Rev. W. H. Meredith of the local church, assisted by Rev. J. A. E. Cunningham the Yorktown pastor. Music was furnished by Mrs. Leo Humphrey and Mrs. Paschal Monk, with Mrs. Donald Miller at the organ. Interment was in the family lot in Clarinda cemetery, pallbearers being George Troy, Wm. Muller, Harry Borland, Frank McCunn, Lon Green and Jap Willison, former State Road neighbors.
Mrs. Griffey was the daughter of John B. and Elinor Callicotte and was born in Hawleyville, Iowa, on January 28, 1859 and was named Mary Belle. Here in Page county her early life was spent and after reaching adult life she was a school teacher for a number of years. She united her life with that of Charles E. Griffey on March 19, 1878, which union was spent entirely in Page county and continued unbroken for 52 years. To them were given seven children—of whom Mrs. Lillian Lingo, Zella, Elsie, Florence, William Riley and Charles Archie preceded them in death. Mrs. Harry Young, the other daughter of the seven, with her husband and daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Isaacson and a brother of Mrs. Griffey's, John W. Callicotte of Oklahoma, are the only survivors. Today they with many friends of the Griffey family are bereaved by the loss of the deceased. Mrs. Griffey has lived in the life of the church from early childhood. She became a member of the Clarinda Methodist Episcopal church on January 5, 1896, under the pastorate of the Rev. J. F. St. Clair. She was a member of the W. F. M. S. and the Sisterhood class of the Sunday school. For 25 years she had been a member and chaplain of C. L. S. C.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1893, p. 5
DIED. –Riley Griffey, infant son of Mr. ad Mrs. Chas. Griffey, died at their home west of Clarinda, Dec. 19, 1893, aged 5 months and 25 days. Thus the second of their cherished twin babes has been taken from them by the Reaper Death and the whole community extends their deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents. The funeral took place the 20th, conducted by Rev. Ramble and the remains of the little one laid to rest in the Polsley cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1875, p. 2
DIED. HARRELL. – in Clarinda on Monday, Sept. 13, 1875, at 1 o'clock P. M., Mrs. Martha M., wife of W. K. Harrell, aged thirty-nine years.
In 1859 the family settled in this place and since that time have been respected citizens of the town. Mrs. Harrell was a noble Christian woman and a kind companion and loving mother; in fact, she was all that noble women are. But the fell destroyer laid his cold and icy hand on her and took her for his own, while in the prime of life, leaving a broken-hearted husband and several children to mourn their loss.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church and then the body was followed to the cemetery by hundreds of our citizens, who mourn with the bereaved family and relatives.

[HARRELL, WILLIAM K., 1831-1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 25, 1891, p. 4
DIED At his residence in Clarinda Monday, Feb. 23, 1891, at 10 p. m. William K. Harrell, aged 79 years 8 months and 25 days.
The funeral occurred this morning at 10 a. m. at the Universalist church, Rev. H. Lewellen officiating, after which the last mortal remains were laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery followed by a large number of relatives and sympathizing friends.
Deceased was a blacksmith by occupation and is well known, loved and honored by all the old pioneers as well as late settlers. He is a native of Decatur, Ill. and was born June 1, 1831. He served an apprenticeship in the blacksmith's trade at Peoria, Ill. for three years. In 1849 he opened a shop of his own, which he operated previous to his coming to Clarinda in 1859.
Mr. Harrell was married in 1853 to Miss Martha M. Chamberlain, a native of Troy, Ohio. Mrs. Harrell died in September 1875, leaving a family of four children who are now living: Mrs. Clara B. Eperson, Mrs. Delia Wilson, William C. Harrell and Charles L. Harrell. Deceased was married the second time April 4, 1878, to Miss Julia M. Hutton, a native of Indiana and a daughter of B. B. Hutto, one of Page county's earliest pioneers.
Mr. Harrell has $2,000 insurance each in the Knight Templars and A. O. U. W. which will leave his family in good circumstances financially.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 31, 1882, p. 3
R.[euben] D. Harris, of Buchanan township, after getting up and doing his chores Sunday morning, came into the house and fell dead. He was about sixty years old and highly respected by all.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1882, p. 3
William Hartford, of this city, father of I. [saac] N. J. Hartford, died in this city on last Sabbath. He was a good man, and the bereaved family mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of all.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 1, 1999, p. 5
Elmo (Buck) Johnson – Elmo A. (Buck) Johnson, age 91, of Clarinda, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, where he had been admitted on Tuesday.
Buck was born in Clearfield, Iowa, April 21, 1908, to Alfred F. and Nellie Andrews Johnson. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Maxine Atkins December 4, 1933, in Maryville, Missouri. They farmed and lived in the Immanuel area their entire married life.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy of the home, son Charles Johnson and wife Elaine of Clarinda; granddaughters, Kara Johnson of Dallas, Texas, and Jodi Kokenge and husband Chad of Dallas, Texas; brother Orville (Skinny) Johnson and wife Marge of Clarinda; sisters, Frances Grebert of Clarinda; brother Donald Johnson and wife Audrey of Clarinda; and sister, Gwendolyn Roberts of Washington, Kansas.
Preceding him in death were his parents, son Michael at the age of 4 months, brothers Merle and Harry Johnson, sisters Luella Hall and Florence Marie Stewart.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Lampe officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Lutheran Family Service or donor's choice. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 12, 2007, p. 6
Marjorie Johnson – Marjorie Maxine Johnson was born August 20, 1918 at Clarinda, Iowa to Albert Charles and Lulu (Stiverson) Hookham. She passed away November 30, 2007 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab in Clarinda, Iowa at age 89.
Marjorie graduated Clarinda High School in 1935. She married Orville "Skinny" Johnson June 5, 1937 at Clarinda. The couple has two children, Phyllis and Richard.
Marjorie and Orville lived on the farm until 1955 when they moved to Clarinda. She was custodian at Lincoln School from 1956 until 1969. She worked at the hardware store, drug store and for many years did alterations for Livingston's Clothing, Weil's Clothing, Prestige Dry Cleaners and many individuals.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orville in 2003; sisters, Esther Kent and husband Elmer and Ruth Hookham; grandchildren, Darren and Tony Snyder; and sister-in-law Bonnie Hookham. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Snyder and husband Dick of Arvada, CO; son, Dick Johnson and wife Joyce of Clarinda, IA; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; brothers Charles Hookham and wife Marcia of Clarinda and Pete Hookham and wife Jane of Clarinda; nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with interment at Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a fud established in her name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 18, 1893, [p. 1]
Mr. John Keffer died Saturday night, Dec. 14th, at the home of David White, Sr. His remains were removed on Sunday to the home of his son in Clarinda from whence the funeral would occur on Monday. Deceased was 76 years of age.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 18, 1893, p. 5
DIED. – At David White's, in Buchanan township, Mr. John Keffer, aged 77 years. Mr. Keffer was called to Clarinda, Iowa, by the sickness of Mrs. R. R. Keffer, his son's wife, after which he went to visit old acquaintances in Buchanan township, where he was taken very sick and after a few days of suffering passed quietly away Saturday at 11:30 p. m. He was buried Monday at the Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 1, 1958, p. 3
Death of Blanche Kellar reminds of former cornet band and music life of father
Miss Blanche J Kellar [Keller], a former Clarinda teacher, whose father was an early band director, died Nov 21 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Colo. Her funeral was Tuesday in Denver with interment in the Fairmount Mausoleum, where the remains of her mother and sister rest.
She was the daughter of the professor of music in Clarinda near the turn of the century, according to the information supplied by Miss Mabel Searl at Johnston, Colo. He organized the men into what became known as the Burlington Band and the group took first place in a contest. Old timers remember the celebration for the returning group.
Mr Kellar [Keller] died when but a young man and the band purchased a cemetery lot in Clarinda in which their leader was placed. Mr. Keller played cornet, the instrument being kept by his daughters for these years and it is to be sent to the Clarinda Library to be placed in the historical room.

About 1909 the mother and two girls, Bessie and Blanche, moved to Denver. Both girls had taught in Clarinda and resumed their teaching in Denver. Without close relatives, Mrs. Lawrence Fulwiler of Denver has been more than a loyal friend of the former Clarindans.
The Kellars were active in the Presbyterian church, both in Clarinda and Denver.
[Note: The last name is spelled Keller on her Mausoleum vault.]

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1882, p. 3
DIED. – At his residence in Clarinda, on Friday, April 28, 1882, Prof. F. [rederick] J. Keller, aged 46 years.
He was born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to this country with his parents when sixteen years old, landing at the city of New York. From there he went to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and settled, and there he lived until 1878, when he came to Clarinda. In 1867 he was married to Miss Mary S. Sultz of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and of the union there is two children—both girls. He came to this city as above stated and took charge of our band and during all this time has been the teacher and leader of the C. B. & Q Band. Through his talents and energy, the band has a national reputation. Prof. Keller as a composer of band music had no superior in the country; and today there is not a band in this broad land that does not use his music. He was one of those noble gentlemen whom to know was to love, one who could not have an enemy. He was kind and good in everything. No man will be more missed by all, but especially by our musicians, for he was always ready to assist them in any of their undertakings and they all loved and respected him. His music is published throughout the land. The Town and Country, of Jan. 1882, published at Boston, has this to say of him:
"Prof. Keller is widely known as one of the most prolific and accomplished composers and as a teacher he is also quite famous.
His works are probably the most popular of any now before American musicians. His "Standard," "Boss," "Champion," and "Excelsior" band books are owned by thousands of bands, and his compositions that have been published in sheet form are almost numberless. Prof. Keller is a high-toned honorable gentleman in every sense of the word and socially as well as musically he is much esteemed."
But notwithstanding he was one of our best and most useful citizens, just in the prime of life, Death, the Destroyer, who does not respect age or usefulness, laid his cold hand upon him and claimed him as his own. We with the whole town mourn his loss and sympathize with the heart-broken family who are thus forced to submit to the will and wisdom of Him that does all things for the best. The funeral took place at his late residence on Sabbath at 2:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Malcolm. There were more people present than has been seen at a funeral here for a long time. His band was there and made good music and marched to the cemetery where his remains were laid to rest. Prof. Keller will ever be remembered by our people. Peace to his ashes.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 4, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Kennedy died last Sunday eve at the residence of Thos. Humphry, her son-in-law. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Westcott.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1883, p. 3
DIED. At her residence in Clarinda on Thursday, Jan. 4th, 1883, Mrs. Estella B. Kindall, wife of A. Kindall.
In 1877, this young couple came to our city and settled and have resided here since. Mrs. K. was an estimable lady ad all who knew her respected ad esteemed her. But the silent angel of death came and claimed her as his own which leaves the house desolate. Three children and a heart broken husband and many friends mourn her loss.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 29, 1925, p. 6
Miss Luella Kittle – A former resident of Clarinda, Miss Luella Kittle passed away Monday evening in Denver, Colo., where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. O. [scar] H. Park who was staying at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Art Bagnall. Miss Kittle was for forty years a teacher in the Shenandoah schools where she was universally beloved, giving up her teaching work only this year. She has been in ill health for the past two years.
Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Church at Shenandoah Saturday at 2 P. M. with interment in Clarinda Cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 29, 1925, p. 7
Miss Luella Kittle, who taught school for forty years in the Shenandoah kindergarten department, died in Denver, Colo., Monday. She was a sister of Mrs. O. [scar] H. Park, who was with her at the time of her death. The funeral will be at the Methodist Episcopal church in Shenandoah, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery, as she made her home in Clarinda at one time.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 12, 1925, p. 3
Shambaugh Department
The recent death of Miss Luella Kittle of Shenandoah is of interest to people who formerly lived east of Shambaugh since Miss Kittle's first school teaching was done in that neighborhood. That was forty years ago, Miss Kittle being 66 [at] time of passing away. She has taught for 34 years in Shenandoah, going to Colorado recently for her health and having died there, interment being made in Clarinda.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1922, p. 8
Mrs. Mary Kittle – At the age of ninety-three years, Mrs. Mary Kittle, better known to Clarinda people as the mother of Mrs. Mary Parks [Park], passed away at her home in Shenandoah Sunday evening, May 6th, after a five days illness which arose from acute diabetes. Mrs. Kittle had a severe siege of illness last January but seemed to be in better health until the time of her final illness.
Funeral services were held at her home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. S. Woodard, after which the casket was brought to Clarinda cemetery for interment. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Parks [Park] another daughter Miss Luella Kittle is a school teacher in the Shenandoah schools. A sister also is living, Mrs. Georgia Sheldon of Omaha.
Mrs. Kittle's maiden name was Mary Rebecca Edwards, born at Cincinnati, Ohio and spending there here early days, later moving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John and Phoebe Edwards, to Jeffersonville, Ind. In 1859 she was married to Prof. Andrew J. Kittle, of Aurora, Ind., who was a graduate of the De Pauw University and who for a time was superintendent of schools in Wilmington, Ind. His health failed, and he died May 24th, 1861.
Mrs. Kittle was a consistent Christian woman, converted in 1857 and joining the Methodist church, of which she has been a consistent member.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1922, p. 7
Mrs. Mary Kittle – Mrs. Mary Kittle, aged 93 years, died in Shenandoah, her home town, Sunday night, May 7, 1922, was the mother of Mrs. Mary Park, widow of O. [scar] H. Park, for many years of Clarinda. The Shenandoah Sentinel-Post of May 8 said:
Mrs. Mary Kittle, aged 93 years, died at her home in this city at 9:40 o'clock last night as the result of acute diabetes. Although she had a severe illness last January which lasted for eight weeks, she had regained her usual health until last Tuesday when she was stricken with the disease that caused her demise.
Her maiden name was Mary Rebecca Edwards. She was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1828. Her husband died at the beginning of the Civil war, and in 1874 she with her two children, Luella and Mary, came to Clarinda, Iowa. Eleven years later she came to Shenandoah where she has since made her home.
The surviving relatives are two daughters, Miss Luella Kittle, a teacher in the Forest Park school of this city, and Mrs. Mary Park, both of whom have made their home with their mother, also a sister, Mrs. Georgia Sheldon of Omaha.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. A. S. Woodard, of the Methodist church of which the deceased had been a member for sixty-five years. Interment will be made in Clarinda.
Her girlhood was spent in Cincinnati and later she moved with her parents, John and Phoebe Edwards to Jeffersonville, Ind.
She was converted under the preaching of Rev. S. P. Crawford of the Southeastern Indiana conference in 1857 and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. For sixty-five years she has been a loyal member as long as her health permitted.
In 1859 she was married to Prof. Andrew J. Kittle of Aurora, Ind. He was a graduate of De Pauw university in Green Castle, Ind.
They spent their short married life at Wilmington, Ind., where her husband was superintendent of schools. His health failed, and he died May 24, 1861.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1883, p. 3
Obituary – Dr. Samuel H. [ess] Kridlebaugh, at Kimball, Dakota, Sept. 26, 1883, aged 61 years.
He was born in Clearmont county, Ohio. In 1833 his parents moved to Bartholomew county, Ind. There he grew to manhood and received a common school education. In 1837 he went to Columbus and entered a printing office and learned the trade. In 1842 he started a paper in the same town and published it for some two years, when he moved to Bowling Green with his paper and published the Indiana Globe until 1848. During this time, he had been reading law and was admitted to the bar in 1849 after completing a course at the Bloomington law school. In 1850 he went to Columbus, Ind., and was elected prosecuting attorney but resigned before his time was out and having read medicine accepted a position of assistant to the chair of chemistry in the medical college of Ohio, where he remained until 1855, at which time he graduated from the institution, receiving the degree of M. D. After this he concluded to come west and begin the practice of his profession, and in Sept. 1855, he located in Clarinda and enjoyed a successful practice until 1874 when he had an attack of paralysis which incapacitated him for professional business, and he never recovered from it. He has been twice married. First in 1844 to Miss Elizabeth F. Lytle, by whom four children were born. In 1860 he married Miss Mary F. Peterson, who is left to mourn his death. During his long residence here, he has been a good citizen and aided to make Clarinda and our county what it is. A short time ago he concluded to go to Dakota and paralysis attacked him and he died as above stated. His remains were brought to our city Saturday night and on Sunday funeral services were held at his late residence, and the remains followed to the cemetery by many of our citizens, where it was laid in its last resting place. Peace to him and consolation to his bereaved wife is the wish of all our people.
[Note: His last name is spelled Kridelbaugh in several sources.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 12, 1890, p. 5
College Springs, Iowa
Mrs. J. B. Lyons died at her home southeast of this city on last Tuesday night. She had had an attack of influenza and nearly recovered when she took a cold, which settled on her lungs, followed by pneumonia. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. Her sister, Mrs. G. [eorge] W. Taylor, of Farragut, is also reported very low and her mother, Mrs. Jas. Harris, is very sick.

[MCPHERRIN, JOHN, 1813 – 1893]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, Sep 14, 1893
John McPherrin died at his home in north Clarinda, Sep 13, 1893. Mr McPherrin was born in Champaign county, Ohio, near Urbana, Oct 3, 1813, on a farm, and lived in that state during boyhood and young manhood. He worked on the farm and started for himself with but $100. He has remained a farmer all his life. In the year 1838 he was married to Miss Curl, in Ohio, from which union three children were born, Isaac and Elizabeth, who survive their father, and William who died in 1884. The first wife died in the year 1852. Afterwards he was married to Mrs Hannah Eliza Swartz, who now survives him with one son Samuel Chesney and one daughter Anna, by this last marriage. In Illinois the home was in Knox county, on one of its finest farms near Galesburg. From here another move was made in 1873 to Clarinda, where he has resided ever since until death on Sep 13th. In religion he was a Methodist; in politics a republican. He belonged to that great class of our citizens of the United States who are the backbone and sinew of the country. He was charitable in deed and helpful to those about him. He loved his family and provided for them always liberally; and now they mourn his departure from this life but believe that he has gone to that good world where many mansions are. The funeral takes place from the M.E. church tomorrow at 10:30 am, conducted by Rev E.W. McDade. 

[MCPHERRIN, JOHN, 1813 – 1893]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 23, 1893, p. 4
John McPherrin died the 13th inst. at his home in Clarinda. He was born Oct. 3, 1813 near Urbana, O., and moved to this city from Illinois in 1873. His funeral was held the 15th inst. at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade. A wife and children survive him. He was an excellent man whose death is regretted by all who knew him.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1882, p. 3
Braddyville Items
A sad affair, resulting in the death of a little five-year-old son of Mr. Ralph Mason, living in Crooks, occurred on Sunday evening last, just north of uncle Pike Davison's. Two little boys, one five and the other seven years old, were playing on the bank of the river when the youngest lost his balance and fell backwards into the river, where the water is about six or seven feet deep. No one was near, and the oldest boy was unable to get his little brother out, but in trying to rescue him, he, too, fell into the water and it is a mystery how he escaped drowning. When he got to his mother, who was a short distance away, she was too excited to tell how he escaped. J. C. Hodgens, H. F. Pricket, and Wm. Hiles went into the water and in about two hours succeeded in finding the body in a drift, thirty or forty feet from where he had fallen in. He was buried the next day in the McClure grave yard, west of town.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 13, 1883, p. 3
Fred Merrill. – Our people will remember this young man, as he was with his brother T. B. in the lumber business here for some time. Wanting to better his fortune he went to Colorado and remained there for some time. Then he went to Helena, Montana. Early last week a dispatch was received by his brothers and mother, who reside here, saying that he was not expected to live. On Tuesday of last week, T. B. Merrill started to Helena, but on arriving there he found that the angel of death had placed its icy hand upon him and taken him away. The disease that took him off was typhoid fever. T. B. took charge of the remains and arrived here with them Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, the funeral was held at the residence of T. B. Merrill and the remains were taken to the cemetery and there deposited in their last resting place. He leaves a mother and three brothers and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was a noble young man and thus to be cut down in the prime of life is a sad affair, especially when away from relatives and friends.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1882, p. 3
DIED. On Thursday night last, Alex Montgomery, at his residence in this city, aged about sixty-five years. He came with his family to this county many years ago and settled out on Tarkio at a time when few families lived in that part of the county. He was an industrious man and had accumulated quite a fortune, but death at an untimely hour laid its icy hand upon him and took him hence. He leaves a wife and several children and many friends who will miss him and mourn his loss.

[MOORE, JOHN I., - 1882]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 16, 1882, p. 3 
A Sudden Death
We take the following from the Shenandoah Reporter:
From Dr. E. C. Whiting, one of our leading physicians, we learn of the sudden and unlooked for demise of Mr. John Moore, one of our highly respected farmers living some four miles southeast of this place. It seems that he about half past eleven o'clock last Monday morning, started to drive some cattle to the pasture, carrying a wrench in one hand and a hatchet in the other. A favorite dog accompanied him. In about a half an hour the cattle and dog came wandering back and his father-in-law, wondering about his long absence, and failure to pen up the cattle, went out in search of him. He was found near the pasture lying prone on the ground, dead, tightly clasping the wrench and hatchet in either hand. Dr. Whiting was summoned and carefully examined the body but found no bruises or marks of violence to indicate foul play. A coroner's inquest was held, Esq. Hodges presiding, and their verdict was that he came to his death by heart disease or apoplexy. He was about 30 years of age.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1882, p. 3
Obituary – On Wednesday morning, the 19th inst., Col. J. [ohn] R. [obert] Morledge died at his residence in this city, at the age of seventy years, two months and five days. He was born in England and came to this country with his parents at the age of nine years. They located in Columbiana county, Ohio and he received his education in the common schools of that county. When twenty-one years of age he commenced the study of civil engineering. In 1837 he went to Indiana, where he was employed on the public works of that state, remaining in its employ for a period of two years. He then engaged in the mercantile business at Huntsville, Indiana, continuing in the same until 1851. Previous to this, however, he had read law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. On closing out his business in 1857 he moved to Clarinda with his family and went into the practice of his profession. In 1863 he was appointed commissary of subsistence of volunteers and was stationed at Marietta, Ohio. He served about one year, resigned and returned home, resuming the practice of law. He was Colonel of the first regiment Iowa Volunteer Militia. In 1867 he was elected County Judge of Page county and served for three years. On the 10th of May 1838, he was married to Miss Maria M. Branham. He was one of those honorable upright men, who are always respected and esteemed and one who had always been foremost in pushing forward his adopted county and building up his own home. He will be much missed by his many friends and family, who in their trouble, have the sympathy of the whole county. The funeral will take place today at the Universalist church at two o'clock. Miss Whitney will preach the sermon, assisted by Rev. Tucker.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 28, 1882, p. 3
Deceased—At Summit, Page county, Iowa, September 24th, Albert F. [ernando] Morley, in the sixteenth year of his age.
He was a son of Joseph Morley and a youth of great promise. He combined the freshness and joy of the springtime of life, a disposition to sow the seed that bring forth a rich and abundant harvest in this life and joy and peace in the Great Beyond. He possessed a cheerful disposition which gave him a high place in the hearts of his schoolmates and teacher. His father mourns a devoted son, his mother weeps for her loving boy and sisters and brothers shed tears for their loved one. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Campbell, who had been his pastor of two years and with whom he was a great favorite. The entire community came to pay their respects to the deceased and accompany the remains to the Summit cemetery.
The body in the grave is laid,
Its beauty in our hearts.
And in those hearts he will continue to live and as the stricken hearts look forward they anticipate a meeting where all will be joy and where parting will never come. The father, his family, and the many friends of the deceased, have the heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolence of the entire community in this, their great affliction and bereavement.    S. L. C.

New Era (Humeston, Iowa), Wednesday, April 4, 1900, p. 4
Obituary – Henry Nunn was born in Marion county, Ind., February 7, 1835 and died at his home in Humeston, Iowa, March 28, 1900, aged 65 years, one month and 21 days.
Mr. Nunn emigrated to Illinois in 1850 and in 1859 came to Iowa. In 1860, September 8, he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Shay, who died November 1, 1867. May 28, 1868, he was married to Mary A. McVey. Again, he was separated from his wife by death on the 30th of October 1885. November 5, 1886 he was married the third time, to Mary B. Gaugh, who survives him. Of his first marriage there were three children, of the second there were five and of the last, four, twelve in all. Of these there are eight living: W. [illiam] R. [iley] Nunn, Mrs. Rosa Vanuray, Mrs. Eva Schrum, Mrs. Euraie Shebe, and Ira, Everett, Flora and Adessie, children of the bereaved wife, who are now called to mourn their loss.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Thursday at one o'clock p. m. Scripture text used ,"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness."
The body was laid to rest in the Mallette cemetery.      J. W. B.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 13, 1885, p. 2
Mrs. Henry Nunn died at her residence Saturday, Oct. 30, after suffering several months with consumption. The remains were laid to rest in the Rawlings cemetery. She was a splendid neighbor, an indulgent mother and a faithful friend.

[OWEN, HENRY - 1875]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1875, p. 2
DROWNED. – On Sabbath last Henry Owen, a boy about 15 years of age and son of Mrs. Owen living in the east part of town, was drowned in a small lake on this side of the river, north of Laporte's mill. He went swimming with several other boys and venturing into deep water he became frightened and sank beneath the water. When he arose, his comrades tried to rescue him but his struggles over came them and they were obliged to go ashore. Assistance was soon called, and the body taken from about 16 feet of water. His remains were buried on Monday in the cemetery north of town.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 2, 1883, p. 3
DIED. – On Wednesday, at 1 o'clock p. m., Aug. 1st, at the residence of the parents, of this city, Ina, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. [rank] W. Parish. For about a week its suffering has been intense and each day and night it was thought would be the last, but it clung to life with a wonderful tenacity, but at the above-named hour it was taken to its Father's house where pain ceases and all is happiness and joy. This is a sad bereavement to the parents and leaves a vacant place, but He, who always does for the best, has willed it, and there is nothing to do but to submit with a loving grace. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock today at the Presbyterian church. Services conducted by Rev. Westcott.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 9, 1883, p. 3
DIED. – On Saturday afternoon, Herman Park, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O. [scar] H. Park, of this city. He had been sick for some time and had been watched over with the watchful eye and tender care of parents and friends, but all to no effect, as the icy hand of death seized it and took it for its own and now the parents and friends mourn the loss of their dear and loving child, which is [in] the land of rest and will await the coming of its parents. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon and then the remains were taken to the cemetery and laid in the last resting place.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa,) Thursday, June 1, 1911
A few minutes before the noon hour yesterday, the spirit of Oscar H. Park was released from its tenement of mortality and winged its flight to its eternal home. While it was not unexpected, the announcement of the death of Mr. Park came as a severe shock to his many friends for there was still a lingering hope that there might be a change that would give him a new lease on life. He had been in failing health for nearly three years, but until the last six months it was not thought by his friends that he was so soon to be called away. Until about six weeks ago he was able to be up and around and was down town frequently, but the last five weeks he was confined to the bed and the fatal disease, "pernicious Anaemia," which he had been fighting with heroic energy, very rapidly developed and resulted as above stated. During all the time he was failing he did not suffer serious pain but was oppressed with a degree of bodily weakness that was almost unbearable. His last hours were entirely free from pain and the spirit slipped away so quietly as to be almost unnoticed as there "was not a struggle of the body to indicate the great change that was taking place toy which O. H. Park was being transferred from earthly citizenship to that of heavenly. And so it is that Clarinda has lost a good citizen, the family has lost a loving husband and father, and his many friends have lost a loved companion. But the memory of his real self will be with us as a reality and the influence of his life will continue to be a factor in the lives of many people.

During the last two weeks of the illness two of Mr. Park's brothers were here to visit with him but the other two brothers who live in the far west were unable to come. During the last few days Mrs. T. G. Given a cousin, from Creston, has been here to help care for him.
That he fully realized the fact that the end was coming and that he was fully prepared for the great change was evidenced in many ways and by frequent testimony to his family and friends. The writer spent Monday night with him and was deeply impressed with some of the things he said as he lay in a sort of delirium but most by a remark he made several times "They have it arranged for me to go Wednesday afternoon and it is all right, for there is no use for me to stay here any longer." This thought was brought out in various expressions and it now seems to have been an impression of coming events that were casting their shadows before. That same evening, he said goodbye to his wife and members of the family, and who knows but what he was catching glimpses of the beyond?
Mr. Park was born in lowaville, a small town in Van Buren county, Iowa, April 18, 1853, and grew up in the home of his parents, Aaron and Margaret Park. The parents came to Iowa in 1843 and so had the pioneer experiences incident to the times. After completing the common school course, Oscar attended the High School in Keokuk, after which he took up the study of photography with an artist in Ottumwa. In the fall of 1874 he opened a gallery in Clarinda and continued in the business until about four years ago. During the years he was in the business he established a reputation as an artist that was enviable and won a wide circle of friends because of his honest perfectly fair dealing with all his customers.
Mr. Park was married October 4, 1880 to Miss Mary Kittle, who is left to mourn the loss of a true lover, husband and companion, one child was born to them, Herman, and he was spared to them only one year and ten months. When the home was so lonesome and desolate from the loss of the precious baby boy, they adopted a niece who was at the time about the age of the lost one and she has been the light of the home during all these years and is now Mrs Mabel Bagnall, the wife of Arthur G. Bagnall, and the mother of little Mary, two and a half years old. Mr Park was especially fond of the little grandchild and during his illness spent a great deal of his time with her.
Mr Park was a member of the city council for several years and was a citizen who was always ready to do his part in the work of building up the town. He was an active and liberal member of the Methodist church and a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen. He was associated with the Current Events Club, whose meetings he greatly enjoyed. The funeral services will be conducted by Dr Stevenson, the pastor of the Methodist church, tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock, at the family home, corner of 18th and Clark streets. 

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Saturday, September 30, 1893, [p. 1]
An unmarried daughter of Eli Taylor, age 18, died at her home in Nebraska township, Thursday evening of last week, of quick consumption. Her funeral was held last Saturday, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade and the burial was in the Kegley cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 26, 1893, p. 3
DIED. – at the residence of Eli Taylor, on Thursday, Sept. 22, Eva Pendergraft, aged 16 years. Deceased was taken with symptoms of quick consumption last October and since that time has failed rapidly. The funeral services were held Saturday, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade and the body interred in the Cagley cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 29, 1883, p. 3
DIED. – At the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pfander, a few miles north of Clarinda, on November 27th, 1883, Miss Phoebe, aged 15 years. She was just blooming into womanhood, but the death angel came and took her from a kind home and loving friends to the land of joy and pleasure. The funeral took place on the 28th, at the home of the parents, and then the remains were placed in the cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 26, 1883, p. 3
DIED, July 3d, 1883, near Dixson [Dixon], Solano county, Cal., J. [ohn] S. [cott] B. [arnes] Polsley, in his 53d year. He was a native of Henry county, Indiana. He went to Iowa about 1854 and was the first postmaster in Clarinda. In 1863 he crossed the plains to California. He was for the last years of his life a consistent member of the M. E. church. A wife, son and three daughters survive him.
The editor of the Democrat was well acquainted with the deceased, as he was selling goods here when he came to the town in 1856. We regret to learn of his death as he was a noble good man.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1882, p. 3
Mrs. R. [obert] M. [attox] Rawlings, one of the noblest ladies of this county, died at her residence north of town a few days ago. Her loss is great to her many friends. She leaves a heart-broken husband who has the sympathy of all in his bereavement.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 7, 1899, p. 8
Robert Maddox Rawlings, one of the best-known men of this locality, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in this city, aged 62 years, after a comparatively short illness. He had but recently moved here from Hawleyville and engaged in the livery business as the successor of John Bramble. The late Mr. Rawlings was born in Ogle County, Ill., Feb. 7, 1837 and came with his parents to Clinton county, Iowa, Jan. 15, 1843. In 1851 he went to California and five years later located in Page county, Ia. The rest of his family had preceded him here two years. He settled near Hawleyville. In 1859 he married Julia Cunning of Page county. Three children were born to them, two of whom are living, Clarence of this city, and Mrs. Katherine Strong of Humansville, Mo. three brothers and two sisters also survive: Luke of Hawleyville, Washington of Medford, Ore., Mrs. Emiline Goudy of Clarinda, Benjamin east of this city, and Miss Mary Rawlings of Hawleyville. His wife died June 13, 1882. He remarried Feb. 19, 1884, Sarah J. Pendergraft becoming his second wife. She survives him. No children were born of this union. His military record follows in the tribute succeeding this paragraph.
The following deserved tribute to the memory of Mr. Rawlings was written by one of his comrades and read at the funeral by George Ferris, the commander of Warren post, G. A. R.:
"Robert M. Rawlings enlisted in Co. C, Berry's battalion, Thirteenth Missouri cavalry, attached to the Twenty-fifth Missouri Infantry, in the fall of 1861. He was mustered out by general order of the war department, Feb. 2, 1862. He re-enlisted in the company recruited by G. W. Burns, July 25, 1863. At the organization of the company he was appointed orderly sergeant and acted in that capacity until mustered out at the close of the war. He was a faithful and efficient officer, careful in all the detail pertaining to his station, kind and considerate, ever ready to share the cares and alleviate the misfortunes of his fellow soldiers. As an officer he was brave, discreet and vigilant; as a man generous, genial and unselfish. Duty with him was almost a passion. He cared little for the rewards. He was actuated by intense patriotism, by an ardent devotion to the flag and all it represented. His counsel and advice was sought alike by commissioned officer and enlisted soldier. He was quick to perceive, ready to act and strong to execute. Reared among the common people, accustomed to labor, without the advantages of educational training, he was almost a genius in military matters. Who knows what earth needs from earth's lowest creatures: No life can be pure in its purpose and strong in its strife and all life not be pure and stronger thereby."
The funeral of Mr. Rawlings was held this morning at 10 o'clock from the home on Fifteenth street and was conducted by Warren post No. 11, G. A. R. the burial was in the Rawlings cemetery east of this city.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 7, 1899, [p. 1]
Obituary – Robert Rawlings, who recently moved to Clarinda from near Hawleyville, was taken sick about two weeks ago with a complication of diseases, and died last Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock. He was aged 62 years, 1 month and 27 days. Funeral services were held at the home south of the square at ten o'clock this morning, conducted by Warren Post G. A. R., and the body was interred in the Rawlings cemetery east of town.
Mr. Rawlings was born in Ogle county, Illinois, on February 7, 1837. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Rawlings, who were of French descent. The family came to Clinton county, Iowa in 1843. Nine years later the boy Robert went to California to search for gold. When he returned, in 1857, his family had moved to Page county and here he has made his home ever since. He was married in 1861 to Miss Julia Cunning, daughter of Alex Cunning, who was also one of the early settlers of the county. Three children were born to them. One, a daughter, died in infancy, and the other two, Mrs. Catharine Strong, of southern Missouri, and Clarence, of this county, are still living. When the war broke out Mr. Rawlings enlisted and served in a Missouri regiment until changes were made in the organization, when he returned to Page county and joined Company A, of the Eight Iowa Cavalry, which was then being organized. He was mustered in as first sergeant and served until the close of the war, coming out as second lieutenant. He was in the Army of the Cumberland and was in some of the fiercest battles of the war. Since the war he has lived in this county, enjoying the fruits of his labor and the respect and esteem of his neighbors. A few years ago, he bought the old farm, near Hawleyville on which his brother Washington first settled in 1854. A few weeks ago he traded a part of this farm to John Bramble for the livery barn here in town. He was engaged in running the barn at the time of his death. Of his brothers, three are still living—Washington, Benjamin and Luke. His wife also survives him and to her and her children, the community extends most heartfelt sympathy. Mr. Rawlings was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, but it was impossible for the Elder to be present at the funeral, so the Grand Army took entire charge.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1922, p. 2
Mrs. Sarah Jane Rawlings – The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Jane Rawlings was held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Harmon funeral home. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. A. Burns. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery beside her husband, Robert Rawlings.
Mrs. Rawlings maiden name was Sarah Jane Jones. She was born in Tennessee, Oct. 7, 1841. Her parents were Samuel and Hannah (Ellmore) Jones. In 1842 they moved to Keokuk county, Iowa. The subject of this writing was left an orphan at an early age. She came with her uncle, Johnson Jones, to Clarinda in 1858. The next year on Dec. 24, Christmas eve, she became the bride of Wilson Pendergraft. To them were born six children, only three of whom are living. The surviving children are Alti [Artie] Pendergraft of Worland, Wyo.; John Pendergraft of Richland, and Mrs. Amanda Edmonds, wife of C. N. Edmonds of this city. Those who have gone before were James, who died in 1882 when a young lad; Mrs. Minnie Hartman who died in New Market and Mrs. Ella Rawlings who died in Chickasha, Okla. Both these daughters passed away a number of years ago. Mr. Pendergraft died in Cameron, Mo. in April of 1881. In February of 1884 Mrs. Pendergraft married Robert Rawlings. At the time of his death, April 4, 1899, they were living in Clarinda. Shortly after this Mrs. Rawlings came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Edmonds, who has devotedly cared for her during the years since then. She has been an invalid practically most of the time since living with her daughter. New Year's Eve she became confined to her bed and gradually became weaker until the end came, Tuesday about 11:30 a. m. Not being able to get around the house, Mrs. Rawlings devoted much of her time to knitting, needlework and crocheting, notwithstanding the fact that several of her fingers were useless. During the late war she made many beautiful knitted garments for those who were serving their country. Mrs. Rawlings was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist faith. She and Mr. Rawlings were among the charter members of that church in Clarinda. Most of the life of Mrs. Rawlings was spent in Clarinda and vicinity, though at short periods she lived in other states. Besides the children mentioned Mrs. Rawlings leaves twenty-five grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She will be missed in her home and by her relatives and many friends, especially by the daughter and family with whom she lived so long.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1922, p. 2
Sarah J. Rawlings – Mrs. Sarah J. [ane] Rawlings passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. N. Edmonds, 816 South 18th street, at the advanced age of eighty years, 3 months and 2 days. She was one of the early settlers of this vicinity, coming here from Tennessee with her father, Samuel Jones, during the fifties, when Clarinda was only a small village. Her first husband was Wilson Pendergraft, who died in 1882. Later she married Robert Rawlings, the family residing northeast of Clarinda on what is still known as the Bob Rawlings farm, where the children grew to maturity. Mr. Rawlings died in 1899.
The funeral services were held this Thursday morning from the Harmon funeral home, conducted by the Christian minister, Rev. Jas. A. Burns, with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Amanda Edmonds, two sons survive their mother, Artie Pendergraft of Worland, Wyoming and John W. Pendergraft of Richland, Iowa.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 14, 1882, p. 3
DIED. Mrs. May J. Richards, of Braddyville, on the 10th inst., aged 37 years.
She was one of our noblest women, with a kind heart, ready to render assistance to the afflicted and relieve suffering humanity as far as was in her power; one of the kindest of neighbors and beloved by all who knew her, yet taken away in the prime of life. She was an affectionate daughter, having had the care of her aged parents for some years past, whom she treated with the tenderest of care; a loving wife and tender mother. She leaves a husband and three children and her large circle of friends to mourn her loss. May her spirit ever rest on the sunny shore of eternal bliss in that beautiful clime from whence no traveler ever returns.     J. G. Williams

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 24, 1882, p. 3
DIED. Wm. Robbins at his home in Montgomery county, Kansas, on July 16th. He was one of the first settlers in this county, and all the old settlers remember him well, as he was once sheriff of this county. He was a good and generous man, just such as is always blazing the way in a new country. But this is over, and he has gone to the unknown, and his many friends here will regret to learn of his death.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1882, p. 3
DIED. Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Round at their residence in this city, on Tuesday last, aged 15 years.
He was one of the bright young boys of our city—one that but a few months ago bid fair to grow into a useful man; but disease seized him and for several months has been gradually taking away his life. His suffering has been great, and of course it is a relief to him to be taken to the better land where he will await the coming of those behind. To the heart-broken family the sympathy of all our people is extended to them in this hour of bereavement. The funeral was held at their residence on Wednesday. The remains were taken to the cemetery and there laid to rest and to await the awakening when all will unite, and sickness and sorrow will not enter.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 29, 1882, p. 3
DIED – At his residence in Hawleyville on Saturday night, the 24th inst., Dr. G. [eorge] H. Rumbaugh, aged fifty-three years, one month and fourteen days.
For a few years the doctor has been in poor health, having had a stroke of paralysis, but he had been getting better and all thought he was going to recover. He was in our city a few days before his death and looking well, and he said to us that he was fast recovering. Saturday night he attended the meeting of the Odd Fellows and appeared to be as well as usual but just before the close he was stricken down. He was taken home and soon expired—never speaking after he was attacked. The doctor was a native of Pennsylvania and was born the 19th day of April 1829. He was a graduate of the University of the city of New York and practiced for a time in his native state. In 1858 he came to Iowa and settled in Hawleyville where he lived until his death. He was one of the pioneer physicians of the county and always took an active part in all matters that went to build it up. At the commencement of the war he entered the army and served for some time as a surgeon. In 1864 he was married to Miss Martha A. Thompson of Pennsylvania and she with two children, survive him and mourn his loss. He was energetic in all things; a fine scholar; well-read and had liberal views. He was firm, generous and true and this always brought many true and kind friends around him, who will mourn his loss and miss him daily in their town. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all who knew the doctor. He was buried Monday by the Odd Fellows of his city, but we have none of the particulars. On account of high water no one was able to go over from this city. 

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1882, p. 3
On Tuesday last Mrs. J. [acob] H. [effenstine] Shugart Shenandoah, one of the noblest of woman, died at her home in that city. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. She was a sister of Mrs. O. A. Rogers of our city.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 13, 1885, p. 2
C. M. [iller] Stafford, the lame school teacher, died last Tuesday and was buried by the Odd Fellows, Rev. Sea acting as chaplain. Mr. Stafford was a young man of much ability and highly esteemed.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1882, p. 3
DIED. On Tuesday last, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] C. [ornelius] Thompson, aged thirteen years. He was a bright boy and the family have the sympathy of all who are acquainted with them.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 31, 1930, p. 6
Mrs. J. C. Thompson – Nancy Ellen McElfish, daughter of Henry and Lydia McElfish, was born in Upper Sandusky, Wyandotte county, Iowa [Ohio] May 12, 1848 and departed this life in Clarinda, Iowa, July 29, 1930, aged 82 years, 2 months and 17 days.
In 1852 she moved with her parents to Jasper county, Iowa and remained there one year.
In 1853 she moved to a farm 10 miles west of Clarinda—the farm where Ted Lubbin now lives.
About 11 years later, or in 1864, she moved to Bates county, Mo.; then in 1873, she established a home near Hawleyville, Ia.; and from this place in 1875 to the vicinity 1 ½ miles southeast of Clarinda where her husband died July 27, 1907. She continued her residence here until March 1924 at which time she moved to Clarinda where she lived continuously until her passing.
She was married to John Cornelius Thompson in Rich Hill, Bates county, Mo., in about 1868. To this union four children were born; two of whom are living: George and Harry of Clarinda; Edgar and Elizabeth deceased.
There are three grandchildren: Helen, John and Robert; two daughters-in-law: Jennie and Bess.
In the early part of her life, she became a member of the Methodist church. A good testimony is given concerning her life and character. She was a woman of good qualities. Those who knew her are grieved at her passing.
The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. B. F. Hall at the residence, Seventh and Stuart streets, Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p. m. A trio composed of Russell Lines, Mrs. Wilma Anderson and Rev. B. F. Hall sang two hymns. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1883, p. 3
DIED. Monday, January 15th, 1883, of consumption of the larynx, Lucy E., daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Tucker.
She was a gentle, lovable young lady whom to know was to love. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 17, 1882, p. 
DIED. T. Vice [Vise], on Wednesday of last week, at his residence, six miles east of town. He was one of the first settlers of this county and has resided all the time on the place where he died. His health for several years has been rather poor. He leaves a wife and several children and a large circle of friends to mourn his demise.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 14, 1882, p. 3
DIED. On Wednesday morning, at 1 o'clock a. m., Mrs. C. [harles] H. Warren, aged about 43 years. The funeral took place at her residence Friday morning at 10 a. m. Mrs. Warren had been sick for some time and has had all the care that could be bestowed upon her by kind husband, good friends and able physicians, but the fell destroyer was not to be baffled and after long suffering the soul of this noble woman passed to the Giver and is now at rest with her Creator, awaiting the coming of those who will sooner or later follow. Mrs. W. had been a citizen of our town for some time over a year and during that time she had made many fast and true friends, who now bow their heads to the will of Him who does all things for the best and mourn with the heart broken and bereaved family.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 28, 1882, p. 3
Obituary – On Monday morning at 5:40 p. m. at the residence of his father in this city, Charles Whitcomb, aged thirty-two years.
The deceased had been raised and lived in this town until a few years ago when he went to Denver, Colorado. While out there his health became very poor and a few months ago he returned home an invalid and only to await the time when the Great Master would take him home. The blow is a heavy one on his parents who are now quite old but of course it was the will of One who does all things for the best and while their hearts are bowed down with grief and sorrow, they have the sympathy of our whole community, who mourn the loss of a loved son. The funeral took place at the residence of the father, on Tuesday, and the service was conducted by Rev. W. W. Merritt, of Red Oak, after which the remains were taken to the cemetery, followed by many of our citizens.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 13, 1885, p. 2
Died, at the residence of Silas Van Cleve Monday, Nov. 9, Mrs. Mary Jane Williams, aged 76 years. She had long been ailing and at her own request was brought to town a few weeks ago hoping change would be a benefit. She was buried in the Walker cemetery on Tuesday inst.