Obituaries
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[ALLPHIN, WILLIAM OSCAR]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
SHENANDOAH – Mr. Alphin, of Loti, Kansas, died here Thursday morning at the residence of Thomas H. Read, where he was visiting. He was the brother of Mrs. Read and his death was quite sudden and unexpected, although he had not been at all well for some days previous.
[Note: The last name is spelled Allphin on his headstone.]

[AUSTIN, ELIZA ANN RANSOM]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 25, 1895, [p. 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mrs. Austin died at the home of John Prest Monday. She was 86 years of age. Old age seems to be the cause of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Wesleyan church Wednesday by Rev. Kinney.

[BENSON, DAVID G., 1868 - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1894
David Benson died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1894, at the home of his mother in East River township. He was a young man about 26 years of age, unmarried and highly respected by all who knew him. For several years he had been a great sufferer from rupture and a short time ago decided to have a surgical operation performed in hope of relief; but it proved of no avail and death soon followed.

[BENSON, DAVID G., 1868 - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 5, 1894
EAST RIVER – David Benson died about 1 o'clock Tuesday morning after three days of intense suffering. He was one of our most promising and upright young men. He had the best of medical aid, but all too soon we were called to mourn with those that feel his loss so deeply. The family and friends have the sympathy of all the community.

[BAIR, ALLEN'S CHILD, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Allen Bair's oldest little girl who has been sick with typhoid fever died Sunday night and was buried yesterday.

[BRUSH, HATTIE MUDGETT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 30, 1894
BINGHAM - This community was saddened Monday night by the death of Mrs. Al Brush, formerly Hattie Mudgett, of Jasper county, Iowa. She leaves a husband and seven small children to mourn her loss.

[BRUSH, HATTIE MUDGETT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 30, 1894
COIN – Albert Brush's wife died Monday and was buried Tuesday. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her departure. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The camp of Modern Woodman passed resolutions of condolence on the death of Mr. Bush's wife. He is a member of the camp.

[CALHOON, CATHARINE NOAL STORM]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 20, 1894
To the Long, Long Home – Word was received here Sunday that Mrs. John Calhoon was dead. The unexpected news thrilled the heart of everyone, as all knew her and loved her. No further word was received until this morning, when her body was brought here for burial, accompanied by her son, C. D. and daughter, Mrs. W. W. McGuire and husband of Northfield, Minn., with whom Mrs. Calhoon was making her home at the time of death. She went to Northfield last July to live with her daughter and was making preparations to return to Clarinda when she was taken sick. The day after she was taken sick was the day planned for her departure. Her trouble was heart disease, which afflicted her only ten days before taking her life. Her demise was sudden and very unexpected. The funeral will occur Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the M. E. Church, the services to be conducted by Rev. McDade. The remains will be interred in the Clarinda cemetery, beside those of her husband, who died about three years ago.
Mrs. Calhoon's maiden name was Miss C. N. Storm. She was born in 1835 and was married in 1855 to Mr. Calhoon. Four children were born of the union, Mrs. E. C. Holmes of Kansas City, Mrs. W. [illis] W. McGuire of Northfield, Minn., C. [lyde] D., [ayton] of Northfield, and G.[ilbert] S. [tanton] Calhoon of Oklahoma, all of whom are living. In 1857 Mrs. Calhoon came with her husband to Iowa, settling on a quarter section in Page county. In '62 they came to Clarinda, where they resided until Mr. Calhoon's death. Since then Mrs. Calhoon has been making her home for a great part of the time with her children. Her death will be mourned by her many friends in Clarinda, who will remember her as a kind neighbor, a consistent Christian and a warm and loving friend. "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

[CALHOON, CATHARINE NOAL STORM]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 22, 1894 
Mrs. John Calhoon died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. [illis] W. McGuire, at Northfield, Minn., Sunday, Nov. 18, 1894, aged 59 years, where she went last summer for the benefit of her health. Mrs. Calhoon was one of the old residents of Clarinda, having located here with her husband in 1862 and was always held in the highest estimation by all who knew her. She had been a member of the M. E. church for many years and was very devout in her religious views. Her remains were brought to this city Monday and the funeral took place from the church this morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. McDade and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[CALHOON, CATHARINE NOAL STORM]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
Mrs. Catherine N. Calhoon – A Christian lady of most excellent worth and long residence in Clarinda died last Sunday at 10:25 a. m. in Northfield, Minn. At that time Mrs. Catherine N. Calhoon passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis McGuire, where she had spent the previous few months because of her ill health. Heart disease complicated with other ailments caused her death. Her age was 59 years, 4 months and 9 days. Mrs. Calhoon's maiden name was Storm. She was married in Ohio in 1855 to John N. Calhoon. They were among the early residents of Clarinda, Mr. Calhoon being a merchant and banker of this city, a gentleman highly respected and popular, who died here about three years ago. The remains of the late Mrs. Calhoon were received here Tuesday morning and were conveyed to her home property, occupied by Rev. H. A. Carlton and family, where they were kept until yesterday forenoon, when the funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which the deceased was consistent member. The services were conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade. The pallbearers wee R. V. Kelley, William Orr, M. C. Johnson, S. M. Crooke, A. W. Greene and J. S. Harrington. The burial was in the Clarinda cemetery, where the remains were deposited in a brick vault beside those of her late husband. The children of the deceased were present at the funeral, they being Mrs. Willis McGuire and Clyde D. [ayton] Calhoon of Northfield, Minn., Mrs. Ada Holmes of Kansas City, Mo., and Albert Calhoon of Purcell, Ok. Her son-in-law, Easton Holmes of Kansas City, a conductor of the Santa Fe route, was also present, as was Alexander Calhoon of Round Pond, Ok., a brother of the late John Calhoon. The late Mrs. Calhoon was very fond of flowers and seemingly in keeping with her love for them, her casket was covered with beautiful and appropriate floral tributes. The family and intimate friends took their last view of the remains at the house and others at the church. The funeral was largely attended.

[CALHOON, CATHARINE NOAL STORM]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
Mrs. Calhoon's funeral Thursday morning was largely attended, the audience room of the M. E. Church being filled. Rev. McDade gave an excellent discourse, soothing to her mourning friends and full of hope for the future. The relatives present from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. E. [aston] C. Holmes, of Kansas City, Kas., G. [ilbert] S. [tanton] Calhoon of Purcell, I. T., Mrs. W. [illis] W. McGuire and C.[lyde] D.[ayton] Calhoon of Northfield, Minn., and Ed Calhoon of Round Pound, O. T. Six pallbearers, Messrs. S. M. Crooks, A. W. Green, Wm. Orr, Mahlon Johnson, J. S. Harrington and R. V. Kelly bore the remains from the church. A long procession followed to the cemetery, where the body was laid to rest in the beautiful "City of the Dead."

[CALHOON, CATHARINE NOAL STORM]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 29, 1894
Ed Calhoon came up from the Cherokee Strip last week to attend Mrs. J. Calhoon's funeral and is here yet.

[CASKEY, JAMES, 1802 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 20, 1894
PAGE CENTER – Died – Grandpa Caskey died Friday morning. The funeral services were held at the house Saturday. Remains were interred in the Covenanter cemetery.

[CASKEY, JAMES, 1802 – 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 20, 1894
Died, at his home south of Clarinda, Thursday evening, Nov. 15, James Caskey, aged 92 years, 3 months and 28 days. Mr. Caskey has been very weak for several years and his death was the result of old age. His wife preceded him two years ago. The funeral services were held in the Covenanter church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Thompson of College Springs.
James Caskey was born in Londonderry, Ireland, July 17, 1802. He sailed for America in 1828 and in 1829 was married to Catherine Mawhinney, who emigrated from Ireland with her parents in 1820. In 1852 they moved to Cook county, Ill., where Mr. Caskey shipped to Chicago the first corn ever hauled there over on the Illinois Central road. They moved to Page county in 1856, in coming by rail to St. Louis, then to St. Joe by boat and to Page in wagons. Mr. Caskey took a 160-acre claim and built on it a building 16x24 feet.
Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Cakey. Two sons, John and Sampson, died while in service during the Civil war; Jane, now Mrs. Brown, James N., Mary Ann, Robert G. [eorge], Joseph F.[[leming] and Isaac B. [eniah] are yet living; Alexander and William are deceased.

 

[CASKEY, JAMES, 1802 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
PAGE – Grandpa Caskey, an old resident of Harlan township, died last Friday morning and was buried in the Covenanter cemetery Saturday.

[CASKEY, MARY JANE ANDREWS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 4, 1960
Bring Mrs. Caskey's body for burial
COLLEGE SPRINGS (Special) – Mrs Joseph (Mary) Caskey, who observed her 100th birthday Feb 19, died Friday at the Reformed Presbyterian Home for Aged at Wilkinsburgh, Pa, where she had lived for several years.
Her son, the Rev Cloyd Caskey of Wilkinsburgh, notified relatives in the Clarinda and College Springs vicinity that the funeral service would be Tuesday there and the body brought to Iowa for burial in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery southwest of Clarinda.
Mrs Caskey had remained very active for her age. But she fell in August 1959, sustaining a hip fracture from which she recovered enough to be able to use a walker. Mr Caskey died at Sterling Kan, in 1930 and son Wendell died in 1901. She had made her home with her son in recent years.
The Rev Caskey is coming for the services, placing Howard Caskey, a nephew of Mrs Mary Caskey, as one to make local arrangements. The Walker Funeral Home is to be in charge here.

[CATHCART, JOSEPH STEWART]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 15, 1913, p. 8
Joseph S. Cathcart – Joseph S. [tewart] Cathcart died at his home in Bedford, Ia., May 5, 1913, aged 80 years, 2 months and 2 days. The remains were brought to Clarinda and interred in the family lot in the Clarinda cemetery, beside his daughter, Mary L., who died in 1895.
Mr. Cathcart came to Clarinda in 1862 and engaged in general merchandise business, being located on the north side of the square on the lot now occupied by S. W. Nelson & Son's market. For years he was the leading merchant here. In 1863 he married Miss Sarah Frances Connor in Clarinda, who, with one son, Joseph, now living at Kansas City, survives him. The last twenty years of his life were spent in Bedford where he made his home with his brother, A. J. Cathcart, until the latter's death some years ago. The remains were accompanied to Clarinda by the widow, son, sister-in-law, Miss Louise Connor of Oklahoma, and John Graff of Bedford. The pallbearers were all old settlers of Clarinda—V. Graff, J. N. Miller, Henry Loranz, J. M. Hughes, Norman W. Cline, F. N. Tomlinson, J. E. Hill and L. B. McAlpin.

[CATHCART, MARY L. "MAMIE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 15, 1895
On Saturday afternoon the sad news came to our city that Miss Mary L. Cathcart, formerly of Clarinda, had died at 11:15 a. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. VanArsdol, at Coin, Iowa. In the evening the body was brought to Clarinda, to the home of Mrs. B. [ayard] F. [T.] Monk, the aunt of the deceased. The funeral services were held yesterday at 1:30 p. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Monk, conducted by Rev. W. R. Gray, pastor of the U. P. Church at Coin, of which Miss Cathcart was a member. Besides the large number of sorrowing friends from Clarinda, there were in attendance at the funeral from Coin Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Arsdol, Mr. T. M. Monzingo and daughter, Julia, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Love, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Mitchell, Mrs. Gross, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Read, and Misses Maggie and Mary Hart. Rev. Westcott of this place assisted in the funeral services.
Miss Cathcart was born in 1861 and lived here the greater part of her life. About a year ago she and her mother removed from Tipton, Mo., where they were making their home, to Coin, where Miss Mamie engaged in the millinery business. About four months [ago] she was taken sick and during her long weeks of suffering, as is attested by her friends, she was most patient and enduring, striving to emulate Him who had given her an example. She was a loving friend to all acquaintances. One brother Joe, now in Tampa, Florida, survives her. Judging from her sweet Christian spirit, her soul is not gone but has simply left its earthly casket to rest for a while with its Saviour, where she is now waiting with her old-time love for her friends to join her. 
The relatives of Miss Cathcart desire to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly ministered to them and assisted them in their late bereavement.
[Note: Her headstone gives her birth year as 1864.]

[CATHCART, MARY L. "MAMIE"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 18, 1895
After four months of illness, Miss Mary L. Cathcart died last Saturday at 11:30 a. m. of heart trouble, complicated with other ailments, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. L. L. Van Arsdol, in Coin. The remains were conveyed to this city the same afternoon, to the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Monk, the latter an aunt of the deceased. Another aunt, Miss Louise Connor, also of this city, was with Miss Cathcart at the time of her death.
The late Miss Cathcart was born in Clarinda in 1864, dying at the age of 30 years. Up to about five years ago her home was in this city. For about eighteen months prior to her demise she lived in Coin. She was a lady of great worth and leaves many friends to deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives, among the latter her mother, Mrs. S. F. Cathcart, of Coin, who was among those attending the funeral, which was held in Clarinda Monday afternoon from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Monk. The late Miss Cathcart was first a member of the Presbyterian church but on making her home in Coin where there was no church of that denomination, she joined the United Presbyterian church of that city, of which she died a member. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Gray, pastor of the Coin United Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Robert R. Westcott, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. The choir was composed of Misses Nellie Cramer and Helen Rounds and Messrs. A. F. Galloway and John Keener. The pall bearers were Messrs. C. C. Ridnour, Karl Smith, W. B. Berry, jr., D. G. Sutherland, W. B. Shoemaker and George Nienstedt. The burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. 

[CLAYBAKER, LEWIS D.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 12, 1934, [p. 1]
L. D. Claybaker Burial Is Today
Old Resident of Page County Dies at Home North of Yorktown
YORKTOWN, (Special) – L. [ewis] D. Claybaker, an old resident of Page county, passed away Friday morning at the home just east of the Summit school house. Mr. Claybaker has been a sufferer from heart and kidney trouble for a long time and was very patient. He would have been 80 years old in July.
There are four living children: Howard, Andrew, Mrs. Clara Meiers and Miss Florence. Mrs. Claybaker preceded him in death several years ago.

[CLAYBAKER, LEWIS D.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 15, 1934, p. 5
Yorktown, Feb. 13 – The funeral service held Monday afternoon at the St. Paul Lutheran Church for L. [ewis] H. Claybaker was well attended. Rev. E. M. Frentzel of Shenandoah had charge of the services. A quartett: Mrs. Schlichting, Miss Martha Herzberg, Otto Grother and Clarence Nothwehr, with Professor G. T. Schlichting at the organ furnished the music. The pall bearers were Emil Windhorst, Charles Otte, Joe Herzberg, Henry and Carl Wagoner and Paul Keuhnert. Burial at Polsley cemetery. Mr. Claybaker's brother, August, and daughter, Emma, and two nephews, Carl and Arthur Claybaker of Blackwell, Okla., Mrs. Henry Stuckwish and daughter, Josie Jasses, of Norfolk, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hartman of Cass Co. were among the friends from a distance attending the services.

[CLAYBAKER, MARY CATHERINE PETER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 16, 1929
Mrs. L. D. Claybaker – Mary Katharine Claybaker nee Peters, wife of L. [ewis] D. Claybaker being mentally deranged, committed suicide Tuesday morning, dying at nine o'clock. She was born near Brownstown, Jefferson Co., Indiana, on March 24, 1862. After her marriage she and her husband made their home in Page county, Ia. Her funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from St. Paul's church in Yorktown. The obituary will appear in Monday's edition.

[CLAYBAKER, MARY CATHERINE PETER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 26, 1929, p. 6
Mrs. L. D. Claybaker – Mary Catherine Peters, daughter of Ed and Settie Peters, was born near Brownstown, Jackson county, Ind., on March 24, 1862. She was baptized in the German Reformed church but confirmed by the Rev. J. G. Sauer, pastor of the Lutheran church of Seymour, Ind., on April 17, 1876. On July 23, 1884, she was married to L. [ewis] D. Claybaker. The Rev. Geo. Horst performed the ceremony. Shortly after their marriage they came to Page county, Iowa, making their home on a farm near Coin. Seven children were born to this union; of these three preceded their mother into death, namely, Edward, who died at the age of nine, George, who died at the age of two, and William, who died at the age of three years. She is survived by her daughters, Clara and Florence, and by her sons, Howard and Andrew; also by her husband and a number of grandchildren.
Mrs. Claybaker was a very religious woman and she attended church and the sacrament regularly until about a year ago when one of her feet began to give her trouble, so that she was nearly always since then unable to wear a shoe. Also, her mental faculties became more and more impaired due to some form of poisoning in her system. However, this was not fully realized, not even by her family, until a short time ago. Two physicians examined her a few days before her death, and both found her more or less mentally unbalanced; and one of them bade the family to watch their mother closely and never to leave her alone. But though all precautions were taken, she found opportunity to do herself harm. She died last Tuesday forenoon at 9 o'clock, at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Since she was not mentally responsible for her act, we hope that God granted her eternal life for Jesus sake.
"Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be!
Lead me by Thine Own hand,
Choose out my path for me.
I dare not choose my lot; 
I would not, if I might;
Choose Thou for me, my God,
So I shall walk aright."
Funeral services were conducted at St. Paul's Lutheran church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. O. Bahr preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made at the Polsley cemetery. Wm. Otte was the undertaker in charge. The children of St. Paul's school sang two appropriate hymns under the leadership of Prof. H. A. Stahlecker. Pallbearers were: Paul Keuhnert, Carl Wagoner, Emil Windhorst, Otto Goecker, Joe Herzberg and William Busing.
[Note: The last name is Peter on her headstone and on that of other family members. The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Journal May 23, 1929.]

CLAYBAKER, WILLIAM "WILLIE", - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 18, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. L.[ewis] D. Claybaker, of Page Center, were called to mourn the death of their four-year-old boy, Willie, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1894, at 6 o'clock p. m. The funeral took place Saturday at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. C. F. W. Brandt, pastor of the German Lutheran church, and their little darling laid to rest in the Polsley cemetery.

[CLIFT, CORA J.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
SHENANDOAH - Miss Cora Clift died Saturday night after two weeks illness with Typhoid Fever. She contracted the disease while caring for her sister who has been ill for about five week and is still very low.

[COLLINS, GRAYCE ARLETTA SLOUGH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1954
BLANCHARD – The Slough families received word of the death of Mrs. Grace Slough Collins at Thermopolis, Wyo., Friday morning. Her brothers, Will and Ray Slough left Saturday morning, expecting to reach Thermopolis about noon Sunday. Grace has been ill with complications of the liver for some time. She lived with her parents east of town many years and her 90-year-old mother is living with her son, Will Slough and family but didn't feel able to make the trip to Wyoming.

[COLLINS, GRAYCE ARLETTA SLOUGH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 15, 1954
Grayce Collins – Grayce Collins died at Memorial hospital in Thermopolis, Wyo, Thursday evening, June 17, 1954, at the age of 59 years.
Grayce Arletta Slough was born April 27, 1895, at College Springs, Iowa, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Orin Slough. She graduated from College Springs High school in 1916 and then attended the Wesleyan university of Nebraska, from which she received her teacher's certificate. Grayce taught school until the time of her marriage to George Collins, December 25, 1928. Following her marriage, she went with her husband to Wyoming where she had since made her home.
Mrs. Collins became a Christian at an early age and was baptized into the United Presbyterian church of College Springs, Iowa. She with her husband joined the First Baptist church of Thermopolis October 18, 1936, where she had been an active member with a particular interest in the field of missions.
She is survived by her husband, George Collins, Owl Creek; one son, Donald Collins, San Lucas, Calif.; one stepson, Harry Collins, Owl Creek; her mother, Mrs Martha A [nn] Slough; two brothers, Ray and Bill Slough, Blanchard, Iowa; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Orin Slough; one sister, Bessie Collins, and one brother, Olin Slough.
The Rev Harley M Pulis conducted the service. Mr and Mrs James Hooper sang "In the Garden" and they were joined in a second number, "Shall We Gather at the River," by their son and daughter, Sonne and Ann. Mrs Ben Gray accompanied the singers at the organ. Interment was in Monument Hill cemetery.
Casket bearers included the following relatives: W. H. Short, Roy Collins, Walter Collins, Larry Collins, Noel Collins and Russell Collins.

[COLMAN, JOHN, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
BRADDYVILLE – the report reaches us that poor old John Colman is dead. He was taken sick about six miles west of town.

[COOPER, WILMA, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
We notice by the Tecumseh, Neb., Journal, that little Wilma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cooper, both well known in Clarinda, died last Saturday at the home of her parents in Tecumseh. Mr. Cooper has many friends in Clarinda who extend their deepest sympathy to himself and wife in their bereavement. We quote the following from the Journal of which Mr. Cooper is proprietor: "The terrible disease diptheria, complicated with tonsillitis, had done its work and despite the skill of the attendant physicians and the care of faithful nurses and the tears of the greatly afflicted parents, this interesting child was removed from earth. Little Wilma was a special favorite with all who knew her. She was exceedingly bright and promising; intelligent beyond her years; affectionate and loving in disposition. She was beloved by all her companions in the Sabbath school and day school where her presence will be greatly missed. Trained in the Christian household, she early gave evidence of unusual thoughtfulness and seriousness on the subject of religion and a few months ago stood up in the church of her choice and made a public confession of her faith in Christ. In her last illness, though at times suffering intensely, she gave the most satisfactory evidence that the Savior whom she loved was with her, comforting and supporting her in her bodily anguish. Were it proper to draw aside the veil and expose the sacred scenes of the sick chamber, testimony convincing to the dispassionate could be adduced to the truth of the sentiment that "Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are," even though that dying bed be that of a child ten years of age. Suffice it to say that little Wilma's faith and hope, bright anticipations of heaven and its joys will never be forgotten, and confidence of all who were present in the reality of our holy religion will be confirmed by what they witnessed in her dying hours—'She being dead yet speaketh.'

[CORRYELL INFANT, - 1894] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 14, 1894
NORTHBORO – Died, Sept. 6th, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Corryell, aged 10 months. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church by Rev. Howser.

[DAMEWOOD, TRACY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 10, 1895, p. 7
Died. – Saturday, Jan. 5, '95, Tracy, aged 9 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. [saac] M. [elville] Damewood. Funeral services Sunday in charge of Rev. Parsons.

[DAMEWOOD, TRACY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 11, 1895
We learn that Mr. and Mrs. I. [saac] M. [elville] Damewood, living near Villisca, lost their nine-year-old son, Tracy, last Saturday evening. The cause of his death was scarletina. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

[DILLON, JOHN J., 1891 - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 25, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dillon, of East River, were called to mourn the sudden death of their little boy babe, John E. Dillon, from membranous croup, Friday morning, Oct. 19, 1894, at 5 o'clock a. m., aged 2 years, 9 months and 11 days. The little fellow was in apparent good health the day before but in the evening was suddenly taken ill with choking spells and grew rapidly worse. Dr. Powers was called there about midnight and did everything possible to restore him but without avail and their little darling fell asleep in death at the dawning of the new day. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place from their home Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m., conducted by Rev. Sargent and his remains laid to rest in the Old Memory cemetery.

[DILLON, JOHN J., 1891 - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
EAST RIVER – We were all pained to learn of the sudden death of Jack Dillon's little boy. He had been sick but a few hours when the dread messenger came to claim its own. The family have the sympathy of all.

[DRIFTMIER, JOHANN HEINRICH "JOSEPH"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 25, 1937, [p. 1]
Death of J. H. Driftmier Recalls First Auto Agency, Phone Line
A message telling of the death of J. [ohann] H. [einrich] Driftmier, brother of John and Ed Driftmier of Clarinda, came from Yakima, Washington, this last Wednesday. Mr. Driftmier was formerly a citizen and business man here and will be remembered by the older citizens of the town, having lived on the corner of Tarkio and Fourteenth for many years.
He was in business here continuously from 1887 to 1915, when he retired and moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington, where he will be laid to rest.
Sold Implements
His first business was conducted where the electric light plant now stands. Buying the implement business established by Hartford and Beal and forming partnership first with Richard Herzberg and later with his brother, Ed Driftmier, and finally with C. E. McDowell, he sold farm implements over a vast territory. He had the first automobile agency in Clarinda, selling first the Jackson and then the Buick. The first several hundred miles of rural telephone lines were built by the McDowell and Driftmier firm and the first central office was established in their building where Wenner's store now is.
He was actively interested in the growth and welfare of his town, serving many years on the city council.

[DRIFTMIER, WILBERT JOSEPH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 1, 1895
Died. At the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohann] H. [einrich] Driftmier, Saturday afternoon at 4:30, little Wilbur Joseph, aged 21 months and 22 days. He was sick but 20 hours, the trouble being a severe attack of laryngitis. The blow falls heavily on the devoted parents. The little body was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery, west of town, Rev. Brandt conducting the services. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
[Note: The first name is spelled Wilbert on his headstone.]

[EBERLY, BENJAMIN H. "BEN," 1868 – 1958]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1958, [p. 1]
Ben Eberly Died Here Wednesday
Funeral Saturday for Farmer in Page County Entire Life
Ben Eberly, who reached his 90th birthday last May, died Wednesday night after a long and interesting farm life in Page County.
The home farm was southwest of Clarinda, where he at one time had large apple orchard holdings. He was known over the county, traveling farm to farm for sale of produce. Since his wife died several years ago, he has lived in various homes. For many years he was with the Raymond McNutt's after his daughter, Grace, died, and for three years he has been with the Henry Warnekes. He was taken to the McKeown Nursing Home on Tuesday before his death.
The funeral will be at 2 p m on Saturday from the Walker Funeral Home. The Rev C T Carson of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, who had the unusual experience of baptizing Mr Eberly when 82 years of age, will officiate. Burial is in Polsley Cemetery southwest of Yorktown.

[EBERLY, BESSIE L.] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 22, 1895
The little six-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ebberly died last Thursday of lung trouble. The parents have the sincere sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
[Note: The last name is spelled Eberly on her headstone.]

[FAHLEY, PAULINE, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 30, 1894
Little Pauline, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fahley, living in south Clarinda, died Sunday and was buried yesterday afternoon in the Clarinda cemetery.

[FALK, HELENA WILHELMINA "MINNE" SWANSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 8, 1895
Fatal Accident at Essex - A runaway occurred at Essex Sunday morning, in which Mrs. Alfred Falk, well known in that part of the county, met her death. She, with two little children, was riding in a road cart from her home near Essex to church. Her little boy was driving and in an attempt to recover one of the lines, which he had dropped, he fell over the dashboard. This frightened the horse, which was a gentle animal, and he began to run. Mrs. Falk either fell or jumped from the cart and struck her head, receiving a fatal wound. The horse was caught a short distance down the road, and upon returning to the spot Mrs. Falk was found dead. The other child escaped injury. It is a very sad accident. Mrs. Falk was an aunt of Mrs. Clarence Johnson of this city. The funeral occurs tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from the Swedish Lutheran church at Essex.

[FISHER, ELIZABETH PALMER]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 10, 1895, p. 8
A Good Woman Gone – Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Fisher, wife of Mr. Fred Fisher, died at her home in east Clarinda, Monday evening, Jan. 7, 1895, at the advanced age of 71 years. For several years she had been afflicted with heart trouble at times but recently has been in usual good health. She was assisting in the preparation of supper Monday evening and without the slightest warning or word of complaint she fell to the floor and expired in a few moments in the presence of her husband. Her sudden and unexpected demise has cast a gloom over the whole community. Mrs. Fisher was born near London, England in 1824 and came to America with her parents in 1830, locating in Richland county, Ohio. In 1848 she was married to Mr. Fred Fisher at Bucyrus, Crawford county, Ohio, where they lived until 1854, when they came to Page county and have since resided here, enduring the hardships and trials incident to a new country but by industry, honesty and frugality won to themselves a comfortable home and liberal fortune and what is still richer, the confidence and respect of all with whom they associated. She is the mother of seven children, five of whom are still left, together with her husband, to mourn the death of a devoted wife and kind and affectionate mother. She was ever ready to lend a helping hand or speak a kind word to all in need of aid or sympathy and her friends were numbered by her large acquaintance. The funeral took place from the U. P. church yesterday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. L. C. Rankin and a large concourse of people followed her remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery. "Peace to her ashes, rest to her soul."
[Note: Her headstone gives her birth year as 1823.]

[FISHER, ELIZABETH PALMER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 11, 1895
One of Clarinda's most estimable ladies, long a resident here and highly respected, Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Fisher, wife of Fred Fisher, died suddenly Monday evening in this city, age 71 years, of heart trouble. Her husband and five children survive her. The deceased was born in London, England, came to the United States, to Ohio, in 1830. In 1848 she married Fred Fisher in Bucyrus, O. They removed to Page county in 1854. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church, the services conducted by Rev. I. C. Rankin. It was one of the largest funerals ever held there.

[FRANK, ALBERT, 1848 – 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
HAWLEYVILLE – A very sudden death occurred in our midst last Thursday evening. Mr. Albert Frank, for many years a resident of this place, succumbed to brain fever after an illness of about forty hours. The disease was very rapid in development and was beyond human power to control. Mr. Frank was buried Saturday morning by the I. O. O. F. of this place and visiting lodges, assisted by Rev. A. B. Shipman. Mr. Frank leaves an aged parent, a sister and two brothers, who, with the entire community, greatly mourn his loss. His business house is closed and will be taken charge of by his friends.

[GADDIS, BIRNEY]
Olathe Mirror (Olathe, Kansas), Thursday, July 1, 1920, p. 2
Obituary, Mr. B. Gaddis
Birney Gaddis was born in Knox County, Illinois, on March 3, 1845, and was called to his heavenly home on the 22nd day of June 1920 at the age of 75 years, three months and 19 days.
In early life he removed to Page County, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. At this time he was called upon to assume the responsibility as head of his mother's family, during the absence of his father and older brother in the Civil War.
Mr. Gaddis received his early education in the schools of College Springs, Iowa and Amity Academy and later was chosen as trustee of Amity College in which capacity he served for a number of years.
On August 21, 1872, he was united in marriage to Margaret Caldwell, which union had near attained the half century at the time of his death. To this union were born five children, three daughters, Ersie, who died in infancy, Almeda B. Whipple of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mayme C. Gaddis of Olathe and two sons, Clifford W. of Joplin, Mo. and Merrill E. of Olathe.
After a residence in Iowa of nearly forty-nine years, Mr. Gaddis came with his family to Olathe, Kan. and settled on the present suburban home place where he lived until the time of his death.
Besides the immediate family the deceased is survived by two brothers, William C. Gaddis of Comstock, Nebr., Burgess Gaddis of Greenville, Ill. and one sister, Mrs. Mary Sollars of College Springs, Iowa.
Mr. Gaddis always lived a clean and consistent Christian life and his every act and purpose were marked by an almost Christ like unselfishness and by a wealth of love for the members of his family who were the idols of his heart.
During the last two days of unconsciousness the only word known to have been spoken was one of endearment for the son whom he for a moment recognized at his bedside.
Mr. Gaddis was a member of the Early Methodist church since young manhood and has supported each of its various activities and endowment funds to the limit of his ability for many years. His life is an open book, an example of Christian living. Neighbors and friends, even members of his own family, have never heard aught but the clean fall from his lips. The family altar was an institution which was erected at the very beginning of his home life. Though ill health denied him regular attendance at the services of the church, his heart and life were always in the work.
A host of friends will mourn the loss. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2:30 Thursday, conducted by Rev. DeYoe and Rev. Monteith. Burial was in the Olathe cemetery. 
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Olathe Register, July 8, 1920.]

 [GEORGE, ELSIE BELLE DOUTHIT]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 8, 1894
Mrs. Reed George died at her home in Lowery City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 4, 1894 and was buried at that place Tuesday. She was a daughter of Mrs. N. Douthit of this city and was well known in this vicinity.

[GEORGE, ELSIE BELLE DOUTHIT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 6, 1894

John Douthit returned from the bedside of his sick sister, Mrs. Reed George, at Lowry City, Mo., Saturday evening but the next day received a telegram that she was worse, and he returned the same evening. She died at 6 o'clock Sunday evening and is buried in the Lowry City cemetery today.

[GEORGE, ELSIE BELLE DOUTHIT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 13, 1894
Obituary – Mrs. Elsie Belle (Douthit) George, after a short illness, died at her home in Lowry City on last Sabbath evening. The funeral service was held at the house on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. M. Newton.
Mrs. George was born in Indiana Co., Pa., Nov. 28, 1866. Her parents moved to the neighborhood of Clarinda, Iowa when she was three years of age. She was married to Mr. J. Reed George at Clarinda in 1888. She united with the United Presbyterian church when quite young and lived a member of this church until Mr. George settled in Lowry City, when she became a member of the Presbyterian church of this place.
Mrs. George was a devoted wife and mother and a consecrated Christian illustrating the power of the gospel in the Christlike spirit of her life and in much self-sacrificing service for the church. She came to live among us only a year ago but in that short time she had gathered about her a large circle of warm appreciative friends who will ever tenderly cherish her memory and who deeply sympathize with her husband and their little daughter Bula in their sore bereavement. – Lowery City Independent

[GUTHRIE, RALPH E.] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 6, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Died, -- Little Ralph, youngest child of Chas. and Lu Guthrie, last Thursday night. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Friday.

[HEPBURN, ELLA JANE MARLIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, October 2, 1894
Mrs. Frank Hepburn – In Friday's Herald was chronicled the fatal illness of Mrs. Frank Hepburn at Staples, Minn. and the hourly expectation of news of her death. The sad news came between three and four o'clock to the anxious relatives at this place, that she had expired at a little after three o'clock. Her death has long been expected but yet she was so well known and so dear to many here, as well as in Staples, that words of sorrow and sympathy unconsciously sprang to the lips of all who knew her in this community. Following is the story of her life, as told by Rev. Smith at the funeral Sunday.
Departed this life after a long and painful illness, Ella J. [ane] Marlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.[ohn] D. [enniston] Marlin and wife of Frank H. Hepburn, aged 35 years, 4 months and 26 days.
She was born in Wyoming, Stark county, Ill., May 2, 1859, and came with her parents to Page county, Iowa in 1869.
In her 15th year, while attending school at College Springs, she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she remained a consistent member all her life.
She was married July 2, 1879 to Mr. Hepburn. They made their first home in Hastings, Neb., afterwards removing to Tarkio, Mo., where their son, Harry Marlin Hepburn, was born Sept. 11, 1881.
In October 1892 it was discovered that she was the victim of a fatal disease. Since that time, she has been a constant sufferer.
Yet her fortitude and cheerfulness have been a lesson of Christ's power to help, to all her family and friends.
Her suffering ended Sept. 24, 1894 at her home in Staples, Minn.
The body was brought to this city for burial, reaching here at 4:15 Sabbath afternoon. Funeral services were held at the residence of Colonel Hepburn, Rev. T. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. E. W. McDade, officiating.  [Synopsis of minister's remarks not transcribed.]
Prof. Bennett's quartet rendered three beautiful pieces at the home, "Asleep in Jesus," "The Unseen City," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." At the grave they sang "Rock of Ages." Prof. Bennett, Karl Smith, H. R. Spry and John Keener compose this quartet.
Messrs. J. D. Jones, J. S. Harrington, F. N. Tomlinson, Dr. Powers, W. L. Lundy and Wm. Orr acted as pallbearers. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin, parents of the deceased, were present from Pawnee, Neb., also a brother, J. D. Marlin Jr., of Staples, Minn., and a sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Hoge of Staples, Minn. Wm. Anderson and S. J. Nye and wife attended from Harlan township, her old home. Most of her old neighbors understood that the funeral would be yesterday instead of Sunday and failed to be present.

[HEPBURN, ELLA JANE MARLIN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1894
Mrs. Frank Hepburn died at her home in Staples, Minn., Friday, Sept. 28, 1894, from consumption, aged 35 years, 4 months and 26 days. She had been very low for a long time and her death was not unexpected by her friends. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Marlin and was well known in this county where she had many admiring friends, all of whom mourn her early demise. Her remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon by her bereaved husband and son, Harry, and the funeral took place the same afternoon from the residence of Col. W. P. Hepburn, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. McDade and her remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[HEPBURN, ELLA JANE MARLIN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 5, 1894
Ella J. [ane] Marlin, wife of Frank H. [anson] Hepburn, died last Friday in Staples, Minn. Her remains were brought to Clarinda for burial and the funeral was held last Sunday at 4:30 p. m. from the home of Colonel and Mrs. W. P. Hepburn, parents of the bereaved husband. The burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.
The late Mrs. Hepburn was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] D. [enniston] Marlin. She was born May 2, 1859, in Wyoming, Ill., removed to Page county, Ia., in 1869. At College Springs, at 15 years of age, she joined the Presbyterian church. July 2, 1879, she was married to Mr. Hepburn. Sept. 11, 1881, a son, Harry Marlin Hepburn, was born of the union. The husband and son accompanied the remains here to the funeral.
The funeral services were conducted by Reverends T. C. Smith and E. W. McDade, each making beautiful and appropriate addresses. The music was by Professor W. Rane Bennett, H. R. Spry, John Keener and Karl Smith. The pall bearers were J. D. Jones, J. S. Harrington, F. N. Tomlinson, Dr. T. E. Powers, W. L. Lundy and William Orr.
The parents of the deceased were here from Pawnee, Neb., her brother, J. D. Marlin, jr., and sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Hoge from Staples, Minn.
The late Mrs. Hepburn was a most estimable lady. She is now peacefully at rest after some two years suffering from a fatal disease.
[Note:  Her headstone gives her birth year as 1858.]

[HOSTETTER, MAGDALENE BURCHFIELD] 
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 14, 1894
BRADDYVILLE – Mrs. Hostetter, an elderly lady, died last Friday. She was nearly 80 years old and an old resident of this place. The funeral was preached last Sunday at White Lily school house. A large assembly of relatives and friends of the deceased followed the remains to their last resting place. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community.

[HUDSON, CATHERINE POOL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1927
Catherine Hudson – Catherine Poll [Pool] Hudson was born in Ohio, Aug. 3, 1844. She passed away at her home July 4, 1927, aged 82 years, 11 months and 1 day.
In early childhood days she removed from Ohio to Peru, Ind., where she remained until the year 1874, coming to Clarinda at that time and has made this her home since.
She united with the Baptist church at the age of 30 years and was an active member until it was disbanded some years ago, but she has always remained true to her early teachings.
She was married Aug. 9, 1868, to Joseph D. Hudson, who has preceded her to the other land by 18 years. To this union one child was born, Mrs. Charles Hobson of Sharpsburg.
Mrs. Hudson was a member of the G. A. R. Circle and when her health would permit was always in attendance. She was of a quiet, retiring disposition and her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.
She leaves to mourn, besides her daughter, Mrs. Charles S. Hobson, four granddaughters, Mrs. T. C. Downing, St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Lucille Groenke, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. W. D. Neal, Council Bluffs; and Miss Joetta Hobson, Sharpsburg; also, four great grandchildren.
[Poem not transcribed.]
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the late home on North Seventeenth street, conducted by Rev. M. L. Dewey, pastor of the Baptist church at New Market, who took for his text: Psalm 110:30, "So He bringeth them to their desired haven." Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[HUNTER, JOSIAH H.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Old Mr. Hunter, one of the earlier settlers of this place, died Monday at the home of his son-in-law, Will Farquhar. The deceased was past 86 years of age and was one of our most respected citizens. He has always been an upright Christian man. The funeral services were held at the U. P. Church and were conducted by Dr. Moffitt.

[JOHNSON, C. P., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 16, 1894
YORKTOWN - C. P. Johnson, a young Swede man 23 years of age, died on Wednesday last the residence of Mr. Chas. Nelson, Jr., who was a relative. He had been from Sweden a little over two years. The funeral was held Thursday and he was buried in the Summit cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Rambo and Burkwatil.

[JOHNSON, PEARLY M., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 8, 1895
HEPBURN – Andrew Johnson's buried their four months old babe last Thursday. Rev. Shipman conducted the funeral services. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

[JOHNSON, PEARLY M., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 11, 1895
NORTH GROVE – Mr. [A.] Johnson's buried their little babe in the North Grove cemetery, January 1st. It had been sick for some time and suffered a great deal for one so small, but death came Monday night and released it from pain. The parents and friends have the sympathy of their neighbor in this sad affliction.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 13, 1894
Uncle John Kelter of East Clarinda is having a siege with typhoid fever but is reported as getting along fairly well. He is the third one of the family to come down with the fever. The other two being his wife and daughter Alice. Mrs. Kelter has almost regained her former health and Alice is convalescing nicely. Later—Mr. Kelter was taken suddenly worse last night and died at 3 o'clock this morning. A good man has gone to his long home.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 14, 1894

Yesterday morning at 3 o'clock occurred the death of John Kelter, better Known as "Uncle John," section foreman on the H. & S. Mr. Kelter has been suffering for about two weeks from typhoid fever, with which dread disease his daughter Alice is also struggling at present. He was 60 years of age on the 20th day of May last, was born in Kilkenny county, Ireland, in 1834, came to America when 6 years old and settled in Illinois. In 1853 he was married to Miss Mary Cleary, also of Kilkenny county and together they came to Iowa in '74 and 8 years later to Clarinda, where they have since resided. Eight children have been born to them, one of whom, Mrs. Ronald, is deceased and the others, Samuel J., Margaret N., Della M., Thomas F., James G., Michael C. and Alice, survive their father. The funeral will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 1 p. m., conducted by Father Cook of the Catholic church at Shenandoah.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 20, 1894
Obituary – It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr. John Kelter which took place at his late residence in east Clarinda early Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 1894, from typhoid fever coupled with inflammation of the bowels. Mr. Kelter was 60 years of age, being born in the county of Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1834. He came with his parents to America when only a small boy and lived with them in the state of Illinois. He was married in 1853 to Miss Mary Cleary of his own native land and launched out in his own bark, locating on a farm near Deer Creek, Iowa, now known as Randolph, Fremont county. The building of railroads through this district attracted his attention and he joined the great army of workers on the railways then in course of construction and has ever since 1870 been connected with the track department of the Wabash and Humeston & Shenandoah railways and has always been found a true and faithful servant. He has been a resident of Clarinda the past ten years and by means of hard work, perseverance and the assistance and encouragement of his faithful wife and devoted partner, Mr. Kelter succeeded in making for himself, wife and family, a comfortable home. He leaves a widow, four sons, Samuel J., Thomas F., James G. and Michael C. and three daughters, Mrs. E. P. Rosseter, Randolph, Iowa, Mrs. J. H. McKinstrey, Lincoln, Neb., and Miss Alice. One daughter, Mrs. Ronald, long deceased, sleeps in the Clarinda cemetery.
In politics Mr. Kelter was an enthusiastic democrat and in religion a stanch Roman Catholic. Cheerful and jovial, he was a universal favorite with all classes. Uncle John, as his acquaintances familiarly called him, was never known to do ought that could wound the susceptibilities of any. He was deeply attached to his family and was their sole comfort in time of trouble and affliction. That he was highly esteemed by all his neighbors is evinced by the large number that attended the funeral.
Solemn Requiem Mass for the dead was celebrated by the Rev. J. A. Cook in the home of the deceased Saturday morning last, the funeral taking place the same day at one o'clock and a very large cortege of vehicles followed the remains to the Universalist church of this city which had been kindly tendered the deceased relatives by the pastor and trustees of that church—a kindness which will never be forgotten. Father Cook, the Catholic pastor and personal friend of the deceased, read and sang alternately the psalms presented by the Roman Eucal [?]. The edifice was crowded with numerous friends of all creeds. After the solemn chanting of the "[?] by the Rev. Father Cook himself, he delivered a most eloquent sermon on the certainty of death, delicately touching upon the virtues of the deceased. He said that it was his earnest desire that a Priest should be near him when dying to commend his soul to God and to assist in his passing to eternity. His last words were, "Jesus, Mary and Joseph." At the conclusion of that never to be forgotten sermon the funeral cortege wended its way to the cemetery where the last rites of the Catholic church were performed by the Rev. John A. Cook.
In their great loss the bereaved widow and family have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. May his soul rest in peace. J. B. S.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 20, 1894
Mr. M. Kelter and Thomas Kelter, of Chicago, were called to this city last Thursday by the death of their brother, John Kelter, the former returning Saturday evening and the latter remaining with the family a short time.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 20, 1894
M. C. Kelter was called home from Albion, Neb. last Thursday by the sudden death of his father, John Kelter. He has been working in a printing office out there for years. He reports times very dull out there as the drouth destroyed the crops and many people are in straightened circumstances.

[KELTER, JOHN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 21, 1894
There was a brief mention in The Journal of last week of the death of John Kelter. He passed away in this city a 2 a. m. the 13th inst. The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in the Universalist church, kindly tendered for the occasion. The services were conducted by Rev. John A. Cook of the Catholic church of Hamburg. The interment was in the city cemetery.
The late Mr. Kelter was one of the section foremen on the Humeston and Shenandoah railroad, he having a section out of Clarinda. One of his sons, S. J. Kelter, has the other section of the road out of this city.
The deceased was born in county Kilkenny, Ireland, May 20, 1834. He came to the United States at the age of 6 years and settled with his family in McHenry county, Ill. In 1853 he married Miss Mary Cleary, also a native of county Kilkenny, moved to Fremont county, Ia., in 1874 and in 1884 came to Clarinda, where the family home has since been. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kelter, one of whom, Mrs. Ronald, is deceased. The remaining seven and their mother survive the husband and father. The surviving children were all at the funeral. They are S. J. Kelter of Clarinda, Mrs. Margaret N. Rositer of Randolph, Mrs. Delia McKinstry of Lincoln, Neb., T. F. Kelter of Trinidad, Col., J. G. Kelter of Clarinda, M. C. Kelter of Albion, Neb. and Miss Alice O. Kelter, Clarinda.
A good man has gone to his reward.

[MAIRE, ELISE TOUSSAINT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 15, 1895
Our community was again shocked Saturday evening when the news flew from mouth to mouth that Mrs. Ed Maire had died at her home at 8 o'clock p. m. It was so unexpected that many could not believe it. She had been sick such a short time and seriously only a few days, that her death was sad blow to all her friends and almost a death blow to her devoted husband.
Mrs. Maire's maiden name was Elise Toussaint. She was born in Paris, Francie in 1861 and came to American in 1889 and was married to Mr. Maire the same year in New York City. She has a mother and two sisters still living in Paris. Her death is an exceptionally sad one, as it leaves motherless two sweet little children, scarce yet old enough to realize their loss.
Rev. T. C. Smith conducted the funeral services at the home yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. The house was packed with sympathizing friends. The Male Quartet furnished the music for the services.
Pneumonia was the cause of Mrs. Maire's death. She has not been in strong health for years, but her death was totally unexpected by her friends. She was a member of the Catholic church. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.

[MAIRE, ELISE TOUSSAINT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 18, 1895
At 7:50 o'clock last Saturday evening death entered one of Clarinda's previously most happy homes, removing from among the living a most excellent lady and devoted wife and mother. At that time the wife of Edmund C. Maire passed away and with but little warning. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia, but she had not been in good health for some time previous. The maiden name of the late Mrs. Maire was Elise Toussaint. She was born in 1860 in Paris, France. Her husband was a native of Alsace. They were married in 1889. Mr. Maire was a citizen of Clarinda previous to his marriage and Mr. and Mrs. Maire made this city their home after their wedding. The deceased left no relatives in this country beside her husband and two children. Of the latter, the son, Edmund, is about 4 ½ years of age and the daughter, Fredericka, about 2 ½ years of age. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a. m. from the family residence, where short services were conducted by Rev. Dr. T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The songs were sung by the following choir: Messrs. W. R. Bennett, H. R. Spry, A. F. Galloway and John Keener. The pall bearers were Messrs. O. H. Park, G. W. Raymond, Isidore Weil, W. H. Replogle, F. L. Blair and Charles J. Johnson. 
In his deep affliction, an irreparable loss, Mr. Maire has the sympathy of all.
Another Obituary Notice of Mrs. Maire.
Elise Toussaint, wife of Mr. Maire of this city, died, after a brief illness, Jan. 12, 1895, aged 34 years.
She was born in Paris, France, in which city she spent her life until 1889, when she came to this country to become the wife of the man she loved.
Two beautiful children came to their home, too young to know their loss, or to realize what wealth of mother love would have been theirs had she lived.
Death is always sad, but to be snatched away from a beautiful and domestic home, to have to bid a sudden good bye to dear children and loving husband, in a land so far away from and so unlike the sunny France where life began and waxed to womanhood, is inexpressibly sad.
Her mother, an aged pilgrim and two sisters, still dwell in Paris, little dreaming of the sorrowful news that is wafting o'er land and sea, telling them that Elise, the beautiful and affectionate, is no more on earth.
A large number of friends gathered at the home, Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a. m., to pay the last sad rites of love and faith. She was a member from her childhood of the Roman Catholic church.
Rev. T. C. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated at the funeral, the male quartet singing two hymns, after which her form was laid to rest in our beautiful city of the dead.
The sympathy of our community has been deeply awakened by her death, sympathy for her husband, her children and her relatives in the land across the sea.
Peace to her soul.

[MCCLELLAND, R. A.'S CHILD, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 5, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – A telegram was received Wednesday announcing the death of the little child of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McClelland in Indianapolis, Ind. The child was quite badly ruptured and was taken to the dispensary at Indianapolis for treatment.

[MCKEE, MARGARET M., MRS., 1832 – 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 7, 1894
COLFAX - Mrs. McKee died at Mr. John Finley's residence last Sabbath and was buried Tuesday at 4 o'clock in the Blanchard cemetery. Mrs. McKee was a sister of Mrs. Finley and her home was in western Pennsylvania. She has had poor health for some time and came west about six weeks ago in quest of a more favorable climate.

[NASH, E. R.'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, April 17, 1894
COIN – The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Nash died Friday morning. It was laid to rest in the Coin cemetery.

[NASH, WILLIAM H. "WILLIE", 1887 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 14, 1894
A terrible accident occurred at New Market last Tuesday. A little 10-year-old boy by the name of Willie Nash was driving a team hitched to a heavy wagon. By the team becoming unmanageable he was thrown under the wheels and his head crushed, killing him instantly. He was buried in the New Market cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Too much care cannot be taken about letting small boys handle teams.

 

[OTT, GEORGE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 16, 1894
George Ott died Tuesday at the residence of P. G. Congdon in this city. The deceased was 71 years of age. He was born in Ripley county, O. In later life he was a resident of California, locating here last May. The deceased served in the Union army nearly four years as a member of Co. G., Forty-eighth Indiana regiment and was transferred to Warren post No. 11, G. A. R., from the Phil Sheridan post of the Department of California. Mr. Ott has been blind for several years and was a pensioner. He leaves a son, who married a daughter of P. G. Congdon. The funeral was held Wednesday at the United Brethren church in this city, conducted by its pastor. Warren post No. 11, G. A. R., had charge at the last sad rites of their departed comrade.

[OTT, GEORGE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 16, 1894
An old soldier named Ott died at the residence of P. G. Congden in east Clarinda last Tuesday and was buried by the G. A. R. order in their lot in the Clarinda cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Dake of the U. B. Church conducting the services. The old man enlisted in the Union army in '61 and served till the close of the war. He was about 91 years and was a native of Ohio. For 3 years he has been blind and almost deaf for a year. He came here from California last spring, where his wife died about a year ago. Four children survive him, two sons and two daughters, only one of whom, a son, was able to be in attendance at the funeral.

[PANTIS, JOHN'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 16, 1894
NORWICH – the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pantis, died Friday night. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Sunday morning conducted by Rev. Bartley. The parents have the sympathy of many friends in this vicinity.

[PFANDER, SARAH BAKER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 20, 1894
Died, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1894, at her home southwest of Clarinda, Mrs. C. [harles] C. Pfander, aged about 65 years. Deceased was born in Preble county, Ohio, and in 1853 was married to Chas. Pfander, then an enterprising young farmer. In 1854 Mr. and Mrs. Pfander came to Page county, settling and building a log cabin. Eight children were born to them: Perry, deceased, Mrs. Knox, John W., Mrs. C. A. Thompson, Harry, George, Alice and Horace Clyde.
The funeral occurred at the Universalist church yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Merritt of Red Oak, assisted by Rev. Porter, pastor of the church. The body was interred in Clarinda cemetery.
Mrs. Pfander was well known in Clarinda and will be sadly missed at home and among her hosts of friends. She was a consistent member of the Universalist church of this place and was beloved by both pastor and people.

[PFANDER, SARAH BAKER]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 22, 1894
Mrs. C. C. Pfander, wife of Charles Pfander, was born in Preble county, Ohio in 1829. She was married in 1853 to Charles Pfander, then an enterprising young farmer. In 1854 Mr. and Mrs. Pfander came to Page County Iowa, where they settled, building a log cabin. Eight children were born to them. Mrs. Pfander was afflicted with cancer for nearly two years, from which she died Saturday, Nov. 17, 1894, at her home two miles southwest of this city, at the age of 65 years. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Monday at the Universalist church. The sermon was by her former pastor and friend Rev. W. W. Merritt of Red Oak, assisted by Rev. L. F. Porter and Rev. J. E. Keyes. The large concourse of friends at the service bore testimony to high esteem in which the deceased was held by all. "Peace to her memory."
[Note: The death date on her headstone is December 6, 1832.]

[PFANDER, SARAH BAKER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
Mrs. Sarah Baker Pfander – Sarah Baker Pfander was born in Darke county, O., Dec. 6, 1833, died Nov. 17, 1894, age 61 years, 11 months and 11 days. She was married in the year 1853 and removed to Clarinda in May 1854 and has lived in this community forty years in a happy married companionship with her husband, Charles Pfander. There were born to them eight children—five boys and three girls., all surviving her but the eldest, Perry, who died five years ago; all married but two, a son and a daughter. All were present at her bedside at the time of her death, which to her was the release from the suffering of nearly two years. She was one of the eleven to unite with the Universalist church when organized in 1859 and has been an active and influential member all these intervening years. She leaves brothers and sisters beside her immediate family to mourn her loss. When told by her physician that she would have but a short time to suffer she said she was ready to go home. How expressive, how full of meaning to one nearing the border land between this and the state of blessedness and joy awaiting the Christian believer! Thus, passed away a loving wife, a tender mother—an exemplary Christian. Her memory will remain fresh and green in all hearts of the community at large as the years go by. Her death was an especial loss to the church; hopeful and helpful, under discouragements, rejoicing that she could be of use in making people happy in the glorious hope of full and free salvation. Peace to her memory. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. W. Merritt and the large number present showed the esteem in which she was held.
[Note: The death date on her headstone is December 6, 1832.]

[PINKERTON, MARY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 11, 1895, p. 8
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Miss Mary Pinkerton died at her home 4 miles northeast of town, Saturday, Jan. 4, of consumption. The funeral services were held in the U. P. church Sabbath and the remains interred in Maple Hill cemetery.

[PREST, HARRIETT RANSOM]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1910, p. 3
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mrs. Harriett Prest, generally known as Grandma Prest, died at the home of her son, J. [ohn] R. [ansom] Prest, east of town last Saturday night. She has been very ill for a long time. Her funeral services were held in the United Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. P. Nesbit. Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery. Grandma Prest was a very old resident of Page county and left many friends in this community to mourn her absence.

[PREST, JOHN RANSOM]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 4, 1936, p. 5
J. R. Prest – John Ransom Prest, son of Thomas A. and Harriett Ransom Prest, was born in Stewardville, Conn., on September 19, 1853 and departed this life in the family home one mile east of College Springs on May 30, 1936, age 82 years, 8 months and 11 days.
He came to College Springs with his parents in 1863. He attended Amity College and then spent a year at Iowa University from where he graduated in 1883, receiving a Bachelor of Law degree.
He married Margaret E. Wheeler on June 11, 1891. To this union two children [were born], Edward Ransom of Denver, Mo., and Harriett Elizabeth Stewart in the home.
One beloved grandchild, James Preston Stewart, made his last years brighter.
Mr. Prest was the first manager of the local telephone company and gave much time to building up the system.  He was a justice of the peace for over forty years and his ability in matters of law was well known and widely respected. He was a lovely father, a faithful husband and a good neighbor, always interested in the advancement of the community.
The funeral was held in the home at 2 p. m. on Monday, June 1, with Rev. W. A. Pollock, D. D., in charge. The music was furnished by a male quartet composed of Omar Kenagy, Wils Baird, J. C. Farquhar and H. D. Hill. The pallbearers were Jas and Samuel Anderson, Ward and Lisle McMichael, F. H. McCutcheon and Everett Roush. Interment in Maple Hill cemetery.
Many out of town relatives attended the funeral. They were: Mrs. Anna Emmet, Glen Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Orr and son, Mrs. Vera Leach and daughter, Mrs. Ruth Orr and sons, John Orr, Mrs. Winnie Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wheeler and family of Blanchard; Mrs. Charles Amick of Henderson, Ia.; Mrs. Edward Prest and father, Lee Seat, of Denver, Mo.

[RANKIN, NANCY FRAZIER CRAWFORD]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 11, 1894
Mrs. N. M. Rankin died at the home of her son, Rev. I. [saac] C. [rawford] Rankin, in west Clarinda, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1894, at the advanced aged of 64 years, 2 months and 23 days. She was a woman highly respected by all knew her and her death leaves an aching void in the hearts of a host of admiring friends. The funeral occurred the same afternoon from her late home, conducted by Revs. T. C. Smith, E. W. McDade and Thos. Dyall and her remains taken to Garnett, Kas. for interment.

[ROSE, CHARLES M.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 14, 1894
COIN – C. [harles] M. Rose passed away at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1894. He had been a long sufferer from kidney complaint, etc., but his death caused none the less sorrow among his many friends and relatives. Fuller particulars next week.

[ROSE, CHARLES M.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 21 1894
COIN – C. [harles] M. Rose, whose death was reported in these columns last week, was aged 69 years and 9 months. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Thursday, Dec. 18, Rev. W. H. Shipman officiating. His remains were laid to rest in the Coin cemetery.

[ROSE, CHARLES M.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 21, 1894
COIN – The death of Mr. Rose, an old resident of Coin, brought sadness to many friends, who extend sympathy to the bereaved ones. His illness was such a lingering one and the wife and son did such patient, untiring ministry, that surely no regrets come to make sad their mourning hearts.

[ROSE, EDWIN FREMONT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 21, 1934 
Local Friends Attend Ed Rose Funeral Today
Former Clarinda Banker Dies After Illness in Illinois
Clarinda mourns with southwest Iowa in the loss of Ed F. Rose, veteran lumberman and banker of Page county who died at a hospital in Urbana, Ill., Tuesday morning, after an eight-day fight for health following an emergency operation.
The funeral is being held at Shenandoah in the Methodist church this Thursday afternoon. Several of his Clarinda friends, most of them former business associates are attending. Mr. Rose has been prominent in most community affairs of the highest type.
Mr. Rose with his wife had been visiting in Urbana with relatives and stopped with other relatives while on their way back to Shenandoah. He was taken ill and was rushed back to the hospital for an operation for appendicitis on Monday of last week. His condition had not been favorable after that. He had not been well for years, but recently he had told Clarinda friends that he was feeling better than ever.
According to the Shenandoah Sentinel, Mrs. Rose accompanied by her nephew, Homer Shepherd of Urbana, arrived home by train Wednesday afternoon, being met by friends at Red Oak. Other relatives were driving through this Thursday, including Mrs. Rose's sister, Mrs. Alice B. Cheney of Monte Vista, Colo.
At the time of his death, Mr. Rose was president of the Shenandoah Lumber Co., interested in lumber yards in Coin and New Market and had farming interests in the county. He was a director and chairman of the agriculture committee of the Chamber of Commerce, director of the Kiwanis club, member of the official board of the Methodist church and prominent in a multitude of community groups.
Clarinda friends remember him as vice president and president of the Clarinda National Bank. He came here from Coin where he had his lumber yard. "When I wanted good banking advice," one of his close friends said here, "I knew Ed Rose's word was as good as there was."
He sat for years as a member of the Clarinda Chautauqua board when the sessions were at their best, was active with the Community club, later the Greater Clarinda club, and was at the fore of all projects of the community which were upbuilding.
Born in McDonough county, Illinois, July 24, 1859, he came to Page county where his father engaged in the grain business. Mr. Rose was educated in the public schools of Prairie City, Ill. and afterward attended school here. When his school days were over, he entered a grocery store for a year, after which he became connected with the grain business owned by his father, Charles M. Rose. The association was maintained in Shenandoah until 1879, when they moved to Coin and continued in the grain trade. In 1887 they purchased a lumber business which they carried on under the firm name of C. M. Rose & Son. In 1892 the father retired from active business life and died two years later. Mr. Rose remained in business in Coin until 1902. The next three years were spent in the timber country of Washington and Oregon, returning to Clarinda in 1905 as vice president of the Clarinda National Bank. A year later he was elected president. Twenty years ago, Mr. Rose moved to Shenandoah and since then had been in the lumber business here.
He was married to Miss Clara Howell of Lovington, Ill., Oct. 12, 1886. Their home at 300 west Thomas avenue is one of the most attractive in Shenandoah.
Mr. Rose was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Elks lodge and a charter member of the Southmoreland country club.
Few men have contributed more, through cooperation, funds, ideas, and business consideration to the upbuilding of the community than Mr. Rose did. His sphere of activity and influence was large and his passing the end of a potent element in not only his individual success but the community welfare.

[ROSE, ELSIE BUCKNER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1916, p. 11
COIN – Mrs. Elsie Rose died here Thursday at the advanced age of 88 years. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Rink, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Rose was the mother of Ed Rose of Shenandoah.

[RUTH, ANDREAS (ANDREW) GABRIELSSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 26, 1902, p. 4
The Shenandoah Post of Monday had the following obituary mention of a well-known Fremont township citizen:
"A. [ndrew] Ruth, one of the stalwart characters living near Nyman, died at his home Sunday evening with rheumatism of the heart. He had been a sufferer with that disease for some time and Sunday the pain ceased, never to trouble him again. His wife died ten or twelve years ago, and he leaves four children all grown, two of whom still reside at home and two are married and live nearby. The names of the children are as follows: Frank Ruth and Mrs. Matilda Palm are the names of the married children, and Mary and Luther are those still living at home. The deceased came to America in 1868 and to Page county in 1870 and has resided near Nyman ever since and during that time has been active in all that goes to make society better and humanity nobler. He has been one of the deacons in the Swedish Lutheran church at Nyman for twenty years and was still holding that position in the church at the time of his death. His neighbors all mourn with the relatives at the loss of this good man. The funeral will take place Tuesday. A short service will be held at the residence at 12 o'clock, after which the body will be conveyed to the new palatial church, which the deceased took so much pride in seeing built, where the main funeral rites and ceremonies will take place. N. G. Gronberg of Essex will have charge of the funeral."

[RUTH, ANDREAS (ANDREW) GABRIELSSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 26, 1902, p. 5
ESSEX – Andrew Ruth died Sunday evening at his home east of Essex. Mr. Ruth was one of our old settlers and a man greatly respected by all who knew him. The cause of his death we understand was heart trouble.

[RUTH, ANDREAS (ANDREW) GABRIELSSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 26, 1902, p. 6
NYMAN – Andrew Ruth died at his home Saturday evening at five o'clock p. m. the funeral is being held today (Tuesday).

[RUTH, JOHANNA CHARLOTTA (CHARLOTTE) DANIELSDOTTER] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, January 29, 1895
J. A. Ekeroth and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Ruth, an old neighbor and friend, in Fremont township, last Thursday. The lady was about 54 years of age and was in good health until last Thursday evening, when, after returning from a social, she was taken with a severe stroke of paralysis and died the following day. The funeral was an unusually large one, the Lutheran church being unable to hold the attendants.

[SHUM, ABRAHAM]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 11, 1894
Abe Shum, who went to Colorado last spring for his health, died out there Friday, Oct. 5, 1894, from consumption and his remains were brought to this city Saturday evening. He was a young man about 22 years of age and highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and one little child to mourn his untimely death, besides a host of friends. The funeral took place Sunday, conducted by Rev. McDade and his remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[SHUM, ABRAHAM] 
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 12, 1894
WALL STREET – Died, Oct. 4, in Loveland, Col., Abraham Shum, son of Peter and Elizabeth Shum, age 23 years and 8 months. The deceased leaves a wife and one little girl a year old, father and mother, two sisters and seven brothers and a host of friends to mourn his departure. His remains were brought back here for burial. The funeral took place at the old home, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade and his remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery, followed by a large crowd of mourning friends. This is indeed very sad and the bereaved family, wife and little one, have the sympathy of the whole community.
Transplanted by God's love,
     In a field of light above;
Thou wilt blossom sweet and fair,
     Shielded by a Savior's love.
His only regret was leaving his wife and babe, but he said he was ready to go, and laughed and said he was not afraid to go.
Dear Abe, thou art gone to rest,
    Thy hands are folded on thy breast;
Thou art free from care and pain,
     But we shall meet again.

 

[SLOUGH, MARTHA ANN LITTLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 20, 1954
Martha Ann Little Slough – Martha Ann, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Jane Little, was born Nov 5, 1863, at Elvaston, Ill, and died Dec 6, 1954, at the home of her son, William Slough, at the age of 91 years, one month and one day.
At an early age she came in a covered wagon to Page county, where she grew to womanhood.
She was united in marriage to Orin Slough, De 28, 1892, to which union were born five children, two daughters dying in infancy. In addition to the two infants, she was preceded in death by her husband Orin, a daughter, Grayce Collins and two brothers, Wilson and Lincoln Little.
Most of her life she lived in and around College Springs, with the exception of a few years she lived with her daughter at Thermopolis, Wyo. From girlhood she was a member of the United Presbyterian church of College Springs.
She is survived by two sons, William and Ray of Blanchard, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church in College Springs Dec 8, 1954, the Rev Ray M Davis officiating. Mrs Clarence Whigham and Mrs Harold Martin sang, accompanied by Mrs G I McDonald. Flowers were cared for by Wilma Whigham, Myrtle Louden, Irene Stimson and Mrs Walter Reece. Pallbearers were Paul Farquhar, Ray Louden, Don Fullerton, Fred Stimson, Charles Whigham and Maurice Whigham. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery at College Springs. 

[SLOUGH, MINNIE, 1893 - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - It is with sadness that we announce the death of the little child of O. [rren] F. [inley] Slough. This occurred on Monday last. The funeral services were held at the U. P. Church Tuesday. It is needless to say the grief-stricken parents have the sympathies of the entire community in their great bereavement.

[SLOUGH, ORREN FINLEY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 22, 1928, p. 5
BLANCHARD – Orin Slough passed away at his home, two miles east of town, Saturday evening. He had been gradually getting weaker since Christmas. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, burial in the College Springs cemetery.

[SLOUGH, ORREN FINLEY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 22, 1928, p. 7
Orren Finley Slough – Orren Finley Slough, son of William and Ann Slough, was born July 27, 1851 in Louisa Co., Iowa; and died March 17, 1928 at his home near Blanchard, Iowa, aged 72 years, 7 months and 21 days.
When he was a small boy he moved with his parents to Kansas and a few years later to Missouri. He came to Page County in the fall of 1878 and since that time has lived in and around Shenandoah and College Springs, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Laura Creswell March 20, 1881 and to this union were born three children, Guy, Olin and Bessie. All of whom have preceeded him in death.
On December 28, 1892 he was again united in marriage, at Clarinda, Iowa, to Martha Ann Little. To this union were born five children, Minnie and Pearl who died in infancy, and Grayce, William and Ray, who are at home to comfort their mother.
Besides his second wife and three children he leaves a brother, E. [dson] E. [dgar] Slough of McPherson, Kans. and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Plummer of Crofton, Nebr., Mrs. Nellie Noble of Keysor, Colo., Mrs. Belle Vinson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Jossie Finley of Northboro, Ia., one son-in-law and one grandson, George Collins and Harry of Thermopolis, Wyo., a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
Only one sister, Mrs. Jossie Finley was able to be with him during his last sickness and death.
Altho he was not an active member of any church, he was a regular attendant of the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs, Iowa until ill health prevented his going. Since then he and his wife, who is afflicted with deafness, have found great comfort in the radio services where they could still worship and praise God for all his mercy and loving kindnesses.
He was of a quiet disposition, a great home lover, a loving husband and devoted father; always thinking of others comfort and happiness instead of his own even in his very last hours of suffering.
The funeral services were held at the home March 19, 1928 at 2 P. M., conducted by Rev. W. A. Pollock of the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs. Music was rendered by Mrs. Clarence Whigham and Mrs. W. A. Pollock assisted by Mrs. M. W. Grove at the piano. The pallbearers were Messrs Charlie Minter, Will Egbert, Will Honan, Sam Irvin, Richard Wheeler and John Richardson. Interment was made at the Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs.

[SNEAD, ZACHARIAH W.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
SHENANDOAH – Another sad death last Saturday was that of Z. [achariah] W. Snead. He was a carpenter and was working on Benders' building on Main Street. He was on a scaffold only 4 feet high and went to step down, a trestle on which he stepped turned in some way and he fell striking the back of the head against the plank on which he had been standing and then forward striking on his face on a joist. He was at once picked up but said he did not think he was hurt. He was carried home and remained conscious to the last and still thinking he was not much hurt, but only lived 30 minutes after falling. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Monday under the auspices of the G. A. R. of which he was an honored member. Mr. Snead was born in Richmond, Va., in 1848 and leaves a wife and two little girls, besides a grown son by a former marriage.

[STEMEN, ELTHA MARSHALL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 26, 1894
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. S. [idney] G.[rant] Stemen died at her home in this city last Saturday afternoon. She was the wife of the penmanship teacher in the public schools and had been married only eight months. Prof. Stemen has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement.

[STILLIANS, MARY E. POOL]
Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), Saturday, September 29, 1894, p. 2
Death of Mrs. M. E. Stillians
Panama, Neb., Sept. 28. – (Special) – Mrs. M. [ary] E. Stillians died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. Night before last until about 9 o'clock she was in her usual health but about bedtime she was taken sick. Two doctors were called but could not give her any relief. The deceased came to Panama about two years ago. A husband and daughter, Mrs. J. R. Pierson, are left to mourn her loss.

[STILLIANS, MARY E. POOL]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 4, 1894
J. [oseph] D. Hudson and wife were called to Panama, Neb., Friday by a telegram announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. J. [ohn] C. Stillians.

[SUTHERLAND, DONALD C., - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, November 6, 1894
A Sad Death – Last Friday occurred one of the saddest deaths Clarinda has had in a long time. About 3 o'clock p. m. the spirit of Donald C., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sutherland, left this world after but a three months' stay with its loving earthly parents for a brighter home with its heavenly Father. The little heart that but a few short hours before was beating in a healthy and happy breast, ceased forever and the little lips ceased to utter sounds that filled the parents' hearts with joy. Little Donald took sick about 9 o'clock Thursday night, and grew rapidly worse until morning, a paralysis of the internal organs seeming to be the principal trouble. No improvement could be seen next day and as the Herald went to press after dinner the little one was very low. At three o'clock all the fond hopes and plans of mother and father took flight with the spirit of the little wanderer. With his death the name "Donald," which has been carried through the Sutherland family for seven generations, ceases.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith and witnessed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, after which the body was laid to rest in the beautiful "City of the Dead."

[SUTHERLAND, DONALD C., - 1894]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 8, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. D. [onald] G.[rant]  Sutherland were called to mourn the death of their infant son at the tender age of ony three months at their home in west Clarinda, Friday, Nov. 2, 1894, at 3 o'clock p. m. The little pet was in apparent good health the evening before, but about 9 o'clock he became fretful and a physician was called but he continued to grow rapidly worse, despite the efforts of all until death relieved him of all earthly woe and left the parents to mourn for their first born. Paralysis of the internal organs is said to have been the cause of his death. The funral took place from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Smith and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

[THIELE, FREDERICK GUSTAVE'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 2, 1894
A child of Gustave Thele [Thiele] died in this city Monday, age 4 months and 5 days. The funeral was held the day following, conducted by Rev. F. C. W. Brandt, pastor of the German Lutheran church of Nodaway township. The text was Matthew ix, 25.

[TUNNICLIFF, NELLIE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 2, 1894
BINGHAM - Nellie, the four months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tunnicliffe, died Tuesday night from whooping cough. This is the saddest event which has happened in this place for a long time.
[Note: The last name is spelled Tunnicliff on the family headstone.]

[VAN HORN, MARY EMILY SEARL JAMES]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 13, 1894
Mrs. Mary E. Van Horn, wife of F. W. Van Horn, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, 1894, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Searls [Searl], in east Clarinda, aged 51 years. The funeral took place from its residence yesterday at 10 o'clock a. m. conducted by Rev. Sargent.

[VAN HORN, MARY EMILY SEARL JAMES]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 14, 1894
Mary Emily Searl, wife of F. W. Van Horn, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Searl, age 51 years.
Mrs. Van Horn had been afflicted with a cancer for fifteen months and during her illness was a great sufferer.
She was born April 18, 1843 in Illinois and was married to Mr. Van Horn, June 20, 1876, in Kansas City. Herself and husband removed to Clarinda in August 1893. Among relatives she left beside her husband, three children by a former marriage, two sons and a daughter, the three children being William and Jesse James and Mrs. Annie Christian of Kansas City, all of whom were here to attend the funeral of their mother. Her parents reside in Clarinda, as previously referred to and she was a sister of Mrs. W. H. Nevius and Milton and Alfred Searl of Mound City, Kan., who were here to attend the funeral. She also was a niece of Mrs. J. H. Hoskins of this city. Another surviving sister lives near the Oklahoma line.
The funeral was held Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the home of her parents conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent and the burial was in the city cemetery.

[VAN HORN, MARY EMILY SEARL JAMES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 14, 1894
Last Monday, Dec. 10th, at 2:30 p. m. the spirit of Mrs. Mary Emily Van Horn, wife of F. W. Van Horn, took its leave of this earth, from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Searl, in east Clarinda. Deceased was aged 51 years at the time of her death and was suffering at the time from a cancer. The funeral occurred Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock a. m., conducted by Rev. Sargent and the body was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery.

[WATERMAN, RAYMOND]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 11, 1894
Mr. and Mrs. C. [assius] M. [arcus] Waterman were called to mourn the death of their little twin son, Raymond, yesterday morning, Oct. 10, 1894, at 3 o'clock, aged 17 months. The little fellow had been sick but a few days with dysentery, but the best medical aid failed to restore him to health. The parents have the sympathy of the community. The funeral took place at their home in north Clarinda this forenoon at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. McDade.

[WRIGHT, JANE MCINTIRE] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 21, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - Died – Mrs. J. G. Wright has for some time been sick at her home, Dec. 18that 9 p. m. She has for many years been honored and respected resident of College Springs and her host of friends unite with her relatives in mourning their loss.
[Note: Her headstone gives her death date as December 17, 1894.]

[WRIGHT, SAMUEL GAMMEL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 28, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS - James Gammon Wright was born in Ohio in February 1817. Died at College Springs, August 24, 1894. It is with sadness that we announce the departure of this another hero of the "Sixties." He has long lived a respected and influential citizen in our town and leaves hosts of friends who mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Moffitt at the U. P. Church, Saturday, p. m.

[WRIGHT, SAMUEL GAMMEL]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 4, 1894
COLLEGE SPRINGS – We were misinformed in regard to the given name of Mr. Wright, whose death we reported last week. His given name was Samuel Gamble [Gammel].

[YAPLE, EDWARD'S INFANT, - 1894]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 23, 1894
BRADDYVILLE – The remains of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Yaples [Yaple] arrived here on the morning train and was met at the depot by friends and neighbors and interred in the Braddyville cemetery on the 19th. Bereaved parents have the sympathy of this community.