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Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895
Died. – Mrs. Emma Anderson, nee Moss, wife of Charley Anderson, died at her home in Nebraska township, Page county, Ia., Sunday, July 14, 1895, age 30 years. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Loving hands and sympathizing hearts did everything to alleviate her suffering and restore her to health, but their efforts were in vain. She was the life and joy of her home, loved by all, and has left many tokens of love for us. Her memory shall ever linger fresh in our minds, but the Lord's will be done. The Lord giveth and taketh away and blessed is the name of the Lord. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Campbell. Her remains were laid to rest in the Memory cemetery. [Poem not transcribed.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 16, 1895
Mrs. Chas. Anderson, living east of Clarinda, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, aged about thirty-one years. She has been for years a sufferer from consumption, which was the cause of her death. The funeral occurred yesterday at two o'clock, the remains being interred in Memory cemetery. Mrs. Anderson had been married about twelve years and her death will be a severe blow to her husband and four surviving children.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895
EAST RIVER – Mrs. Charles Anderson was laid to rest in the old Memory cemetery Monday, the 15th inst., at 2 o'clock p. m. There was a large attendance at the funeral, all of whom sympathize with the bereaved husband and little children and relatives. There was an outdoor sermon preached in James Kelley's beautiful yard by Rev. F. Campbell. There were flowers in abundance which kind friends had arranged in crowns, crosses, etc., and placed about the coffin.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 2, 1895
Orval, the 19 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Atkinson, died Sunday forenoon at the home of his parents in the northern part of this city. The funeral was held Monday at 10 a. m., conducted by Reverends Hostetter and Miller of Shambaugh.

[BARNETT, JOHN, 1892 – 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
The youngest son of John Barnett died Sept. 20, 1895, aged two years, nine months. The funeral was held from the home at ten o'clock, Saturday morning, R. C. Sargent officiating. Interment at Rawlings cemetery. The family have a large circle of friends to sympathize with them in their sad bereavement.

[BARNETT, JOHN, 1892 – 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 26, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. John Barnett were called to mourn the death of their little three-year-old child, Friday, Sept. 20, 1895, after a short illness from flux. The funeral took place Saturday.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, July 28, 1911
BLANCHARD – Mrs. J.[acob] J. [ames] Bean died at her home in Blanchard Thursday morning after an illness of eight months, being confined to her bed during that period of time. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. R. Moser, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment in the Blanchard cemetery. She came to this town with Mr. Bean when it first started and has been a resident here since that time. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church when young and remained a devoted Christian until the time of her death. She has suffered intense pain during her illness but bore it bravely and was always kind and cheerful to all who came to see her. She leaves a husband and three children, Misses May and Elva and William Bean, one sister, Mrs. Nellie Parcker of Portland, Ore., to mourn her loss besides a host of friends.

[BOYES, ESTHER FAYE, 1895 - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895
MORSMAN VALLEY – Miss Fay Nixon returned home from Oklahoma Saturday night on the 8:30 train with the remains of the infant daughter of the late Mrs. Boyes. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Posten at the home of Mrs. Nixon at 10 o'clock and the little one was laid by the side of its mother in the Shearer graveyard.

[BOYES, ESTHER FAYE, 1895 - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895
MORSMAN – Miss Fay Nixon, who went to Oklahoma to assist in caring for the infant daughter of the late Mrs. Boyes, is comforted by the thought that she was permitted to care for the little one during its last hours of suffering. While they all hoped that the little one would recover, it only budded on earth to blossom in heaven. Saturday night she arrived at Shambaugh with the remains in the little white casket laden with flowers that were nurtured by the mother's own hands. On Sunday it was laid away by the side of the mother who was buried three weeks before. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Posten at the Nixon home.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 27, 1895
Mary E. [lizabeth] Brown, mother of Dr. J. [ohn] P. [ressley] Brown of Clarinda, wife of T. [homas] D.[ain] Brown, died the 15th, inst., at Nodaway, Adams county, age 81 years. She was taken ill with dysentery Aug. 27 on her 81st birthday, from the effects of which illness she died the next month as stated. The deceased was born in Loudon county, Va., Aug. 27, 1814. She was married fifty-eight years ago in Ohio to T.[homas] D. [ain] Brown. The family came to Iowa in 1865, locating near Nodaway, where the husband engaged in farming. Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, seven of whom, with the husband, survive the departed wife and mother, as follows: Mrs. M.[ichael] N. [ey] Stultz of Armour, S. D.; Mrs. John Minert of near Villisca; Dr. J.[ohn] P. [ressley] Brown, Clarinda; James Brown, Barnard, Ill.; Mrs. W. [illiam] R. Minert, Topeka, Kan.; T. [homas] K.[emper] Brown, Matthewson, Kan., and S. [amuel] G. Brown of near Nodaway. The funeral was held at Nodaway, the 16th inst. and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Harned, pastor of the M. E. church of which the deceased had been a member from early life. Dr. J. P. Brown and family of this city were in attendance and so were all the children except T. K. Brown of Matthewson, Kan., who was detained at home, there being illness in his family. The deceased was one of the best of women.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, April 5, 1906
Pioneer Preacher Dead
Last Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine Minert, in Nodaway, there fell asleep one of the oldest inhabitants of this part of the country, Rev. T. [homas] D. [ain] Brown, founder of the first Methodist church in Villisca as well as in Nodaway and for nearly ninety-five years a devoted Christian and hard worker for the community in which he lived. His death is a great blow to the Methodist churches in this part of the state. Rev. Brown was well known to the old settlers, having come to Iowa in the year 1865, settling on M. Cowgill's place south of this city and his passing has evoked many expressions of regret from them. He was born in Lowden [Loudon] county, Virginia, April 9, 1812 while the second great war with England was in progress. Moving to Ohio, which was then a western country, when but a boy, he united with the Methodist church and on the ninth of March 1839 married Miss Mary E. [lizabeth] Williams of Highland county, Ohio. To this union were born twelve children, seven of whom are still living. Before leaving Ohio for this state he was licensed to exhort and the license, still in the family's possession, bears date of 1845.
Funeral services over the remains were held at the M. E. church in Nodaway Tuesday afternoon and were witnessed by a large assembly of friends. Interment took place in the cemetery there.
[Note: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 gives the marriage date as March 9, 1837 in Highland County, Ohio.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
Mrs. Nancy Compton died the 15th inst. at the home of her son, A. W. Compton, in Seward, Neb. She was in her 74th year. The remains were brought to Clarinda, her former home, for burial. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 17, 1895
Obituary – The funeral services of Mrs. Nancy Compton, mother of A. W. Compton, took place from the Presbyterian church today. The choir consisted of Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Bessie McCutchan and R. U. McClenahan. Dr. Smith took for his text these words: "So shall we ever be with the Lord;" and showed that in the fulness of time spirituality would envelope the earth and the redeemed would be with their maker.
Mrs. Nancy Baker Compton was born August 4, 1822. She early united with the German Lutheran church. In 1845 she was married to Stephen Compton, who preceded her to her reward. In 1876 she moved to this place, from here to Seward, Neb., where she died September 15 and was brought here for interment. Mr. A. W. Compton will be remembered as having been in the employ of V. Graff some years ago.
Thus one by one we pass away until we shall all be caught up in the air at the sounding of the last trumpet.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, Jul 30, 1895
Mrs R.L. Congdon, wife of P. [hilander] G. Congdon, died of rheumatism at her home in east Clarinda, Sunday night at twelve o'clock, aged 62 years. Her fatal sickness lasted but a week. She was born in Cattaraugus county, New York, in 1833, was married to Mr Congdon in 1855, and had lived in Iowa for 29 years. Nine children were born to them, eight of whom survive their mother. Willie, the third child, died in childhood. Mrs Emma Weaver, of Clarinda, John, of Page county, Chester and Henry, of Taylor county, Elvin, of California, Noah, of Page county, Mrs Etta Coulter, of California, and Mrs Ettie Otte, of Clarinda, are the surviving children. The funeral occurred from the Adventist church, of which deceased was a member, yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev Smith, of the Presbyterian church.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 1, 1895
Mrs P.G. Congdon died at her home in east Clarinda, Sunday July 28, 1895, after a long and painful illness from rheumatism. The funeral took place Monday and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 2, 1895
Roxana L. Congdon was born Feb 26, 1833, and died July 28, 1895, aged 62 years 5 months and 2 days. She was married forty years ago, May 6, last, to P.[hilander] G. Congdon, and was the mother of nine children, three girls and six boys, all living but one. Forty-five years ago, she joined the M.E. church, and afterwards the Church of God, about six months ago she united with the Advent church. The funeral was held in that church Monday at 2 pm., Rev. C. Smith of the Presbyterian church preaching the funeral sermon from I Corinthians xv:26. A large number of relatives and friends followed the body to our beautiful cemetery and saw it lowered into the open grave. In her death the home has lost its chief attraction. The husband's companion, the children's mother has fallen out of the earthly circle, and the place that knew her will know her no more forever. It is well with her for she is present with the lord.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 15, 1945
Frank Couts Dies, Funeral Tuesday
Survived by Widow, Son; Await Grandson's Arrival
Frank Couts, 77, died at his home at 314 north 12th street Wednesday evening as he was listening to his radio. He had fallen recently, suffering a fractured hip, but had been enjoying life about as usual. He is survived by his wife and son Harvey.
The funeral has been delayed until Tuesday afternoon that his grandson, Joh, of Portland, Ore., and others might have time to arrive. The service will be at the Walker Funeral home at 2:30 on Tuesday.

Franklin Ellsworth Couts was born a farm north of Clarinda and lived his entire life in this vicinity. He has not had the best of eyesight or health in recent years but continued to be active despite his handicaps.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 17, 1960
Harvie Couts was collector of guns
Harvie E [llsworth] Couts, 69, died at 3:30 p m Wednesday at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, only five minutes after he had been taken by ambulance in an emergency call to the home at 314 N 12th St.
Mr Couts had been affected with a heart condition for several years, and during the last eight weeks had been in more serious condition. He had a sudden illness which caused his hospitalization.
The funeral is to be Monday at 2 p m at the Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Ralph Allen of the First Christian Church as clergy. The burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.
Mr Couts was born in Clarinda, the family home being then on S 16th St. He has operated a garage for 36 years, establishing the Wall Street Garage at Lincoln and 12th Street.
He is well known for his interest in outdoor sports, being an avid hunter and collector of fine guns. His frequent rips in recent years has been west to visit his sons in Oregon and to spend time in the mountains. He was a member of the National Rifleman's Association.
His wife, Clara, and mother, Mrs Isabelle Thompson Couts and six children are survivors. Sons are John and Clifford Cout[s] at Portland, Ore, and daughters are Mrs Juanita Milligan of Vancouver, Wash, Mrs Elnora Smith of Pasadena, Calif, Mrs Isabelle Jarvis of Des Moines and Mrs Phyllis McIntyre of Skidmore, Mo.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 5, 1960
Mrs Frank Couts burial is Tuesday
Mrs. Isabelle Couts, 91, lifetime resident of Page County, died Friday at 1:45 p m at the West Portal Rest Home and funeral plans are set for service at 10:30 a m Tuesday at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda.
Mrs. Couts was the wife of the late Frank Couts, who died in 1945, and her son, Harvie, died last March. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs Clara Couts, was with her at time of her death. She has six grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She had been a member of the Christian Church of long standing, a hard worker until her age caused her to give up her church work. Her home was at 314 N 12th St. She was a seamstress during her active years as a housewife. She had ill six months.
The funeral will be in charge of the Rev. Ralph Allen, pastor of the First Christian Church of Clarinda and the burial is to be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
The second child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Couts, age about 2 years, died at 10 o'clock this morning.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
Sylvia, aged three years and six months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Couts, died Sept. 20 of typhoid fever. Interment took place on Saturday at Clarinda cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their great loss.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
Mrs. R. [euben] B. [rooks] Crose of Shenandoah, died Sept. 17th, at Sidney, of peritonitis. She had gone there to the bedside of her aged mother and her death was sudden and unexpected. The funeral was on the 19th and was largely attended, as Mrs. Crose was a much loved and honored woman.

[CROSE, REUBEN BROOKS, 1846 – 1926]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 10, 1926
Pioneer Merchant Was Buried Today
Early Builder of Shenandoah and Its Interests Died at Shawnee, Okla., Sunday Night
R. [euben] B. [rooks] Crose, Shenandoah's pioneer merchant, died at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma at 10 o'clock Sunday night, aged eighty years. The family left Shawnee with the body and arrived in Shenandoah Tuesday evening and the funeral services are being held today from the Clovis & Gage funeral parlors.
Mr. Crose came to Fremont county in the early days of that county and lived on a farm until in his teens, when he began clerking in a store in Sidney, then went to Manti and formed a partnership with A. L. Mettleman in a general store business. In 1870, when the Burlington railroad came down the Nisha valley and the town of Fair Oaks was strated (afterwards renamed Shenandoah) Melleman & Crose, with a vision of the coming metropolis of this region, came over the prairie and bought the lot where the First National bank now stands and proceeded to erect a stone building, the third building in the new town and opened up for business here that fall, being even in advance of Mentzer Bros.
For many years R. B. Crose was the leading merchant of Shenandoah and his brother Jack clerked for him and later another brother, Charles F. Crose, became a partner and the business was continued here a great many years under the firm name of R. B. & C. F. Crose. R. B. was also a partner of A. W. Murphy in the hardware business where the Reynolds hardware store is now located. Mr. Crose was one of the chief builders and a mainstay of the Baptist church of this city.
Mr. Crose retired from business and moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma, twenty-one years ago. Mr. Crose's first wife died in 1895 and two years later he married Mrs. Thomas J. Mentzer. Besides the widow, he leaves four living children, Walter P. Crose, an attorney at Montrose, Colo., a former attorney of Page county; R. B. Crose, jr., a dentist in a western Nebraska town; Alphonso Crose and Miss Carrie E. Crose at home in Shawnee. Three brothers survive, A. J. Crose of Long Beach, California; William Crose of Santa Anna [Ana], Calif.; and Lang Crose also of California. – Sentinel World.

[CROSE, REUBEN BROOKS, 1846 - 1926]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1926
The funeral of Reuben Brooks Crose who died in Shawnee, Okl., Sunday, March 7, 1926, was held in Shenandoah, his former hometown, Tuesday, March 9. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery, Shenandoah. A number of out of town relatives came to the funeral. The late Mr. Crose was 80 years of age. He formerly was a Shenandoah merchant. The Shenandoah Sentinel-World says that for many years he was the leading merchant of that city. He was 8 years old when he came with his parents to Fremont county, Iowa, in 1854, and settled with his parents on a farm near Sidney. The Sentinel-World says, "there being then only three white families living between Sidney and Clarinda."

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 6, 1895
Mrs. Manie Davison, wife of T. [homas] W. [ayne] Davison of Buchanan township, died Aug. 24 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fine, in Taylor county, after about six months' illness. Among other relatives she left a little daughter, Elsie, a little over 7 months old when the mother died. Mrs. Davison had been ill for about six months. Before her death she requested to be taken to the home of her parents, about 300 yards from the home of her husband and her wish being granted, she was conveyed there, where she passed away. She was buried in the Shearer cemetery, the 25th of August. The funeral service was postponed until some future time, when the pastor of her choice, Rev. A. Wilson, now in Stockville, Neb., can conduct it according to her request. The deceased was 20 years of age and an excellent woman, highly respected, with many friends.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 3, 1962
T W Davison, 91, died Tuesday after illness
T [homas] W (Wayne) Davison, 91, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at 8:35 p m Tuesday after an illness of about five weeks. He had been in the hospital for a little more than a month suffering from an internal hemorrhage caused by an ulcer.
Services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m this Thursday with the Rev Burris Moore of the Shambaugh Church of God in charge.
Mr Davison was born on a farm east of Braddyville and had lived in Page County his entire lifetime. He received his schooling at the Pine School.
He was married to Manie C Fine, the couple having one daughter, Mrs Clark (Elsie) McKeown of Clarinda. After the death of his wife, he was married to Adah Belle Colvin, Loren Davison of Clarinda being a son.
Mr Davison lived on the farm where he was born until 1928 when he moved to Clarinda, moving back to the farm in 1932. He continued farming until he sold his property and retired to Braddyville in 1948. He had lived in Young Rest Home recently until being taken to the hospital.
He is survived by his daughter and son and a granddaughter, Mrs. Rosemary Mulliken, all of Clarinda.
Soloist for the funeral this Thursday was Merrill Miller, Aletha Hutchings playing the organ. Casket bearers were Darrell C Davison, Homer Davison, Virgil Davison, Rolla Davison, Max Davison and Merlin Davison. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1895
John Dowdell died at his home in south Clarinda, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1895, aged 66 years, 6 months, 16 days. For several years he had been suffering from rheumatism and this spring while on a trip to the northwest was taken down with dropsy and has since arriving home been lingering along between life and death. He was well respected by all who knew him, and his death is deeply mourned. The family have the sympathy of all. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 2 p. m. from his late residence, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
John Dowdell, one of Clarinda's well known and best respected citizens, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home in this city, after a long illness. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Dr. T. C. Smith officiating. The late Mr. Dowdell was born in 1829 in Cincinnati, O., and at the time of his death his age was 66 years, 6 months and 16 days. In 1836 with his father's family, he removed to Peoria, Ill., remaining there several years. In his young manhood he crossed the plains, going to California, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In Colorado, Wyoming and Montana he was engaged in the cattle business, in which he acquired considerable money. He has resided in Clarinda something over twelve years and about 1883 was married here, Miss Nettie Heininger becoming his wife. The latter and three children, a son and two daughters, survive him. A brother, Moses Dowdell of Pekin, Ill., has been here with him for several months on account of his illness. John Dowdell was the owner of the Dowdell brick block on the north side of the square and a few months ago himself and family moved into a fine new residence. The deceased recently became a member of the Presbyterian church.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
John Dowdell – At 3:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon the spirit of John Dowdell, aged 66 years, 6 months and 16 days, took its flight from this earth. Mr. Dowdell was well known to our readers. He had been troubled for months with a complication of Bright's Disease, dropsy, heart and stomach trouble and had suffered much during his sickness.
He was born in Clermont county, Ohio, near Cincinnati, Feb. 5, 1829, and was one of a family of seven children, only one of whom, his brother, D. M., of Canton, Ills., survives him. John lived with his parents in Ohio till they moved to Peoria in 1836 and later to Pekin, Ills. In 1850 he went to California and spent a number of years in the western states. For twelve years he was in the cattle business in Wyoming. He sold out and moved to Clarinda in 1883 and the same year was married to Miss Nettie Heninger, who resided here. Two children, Gertrude E. and John C., have been born to them.
Mr. Dowdell was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a man who had many friends. He was an enterprising citizen and had erected a fine brick business block and an elegant residence in our city and owned several farms in the county. He was on his way to Port Angeles, Wash., when he was taken sick for the last time and has been sinking ever since then.
The funeral occurred at the residence this afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith.

[DUNN, WILLIAM ROBERT, 1834 - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 20, 1895
PAGE CENTER – The sad news reached us on Saturday of the death of Wm. Dunn, living south of Blanchard, who has been a great sufferer for many months with cancer. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 18, 1895
Charlie, thel ittle 2 ½ year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellingsworth, died Tuesday at 7 p. m. of tonsillitis. He was buried Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Mrs. Drake of the U. B. church conducting the funeral services.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellingsworth's little three-year-old daughter died suddenly Saturday night from the effects of eating a green apple. It is a sad affair and should prove a warning to parents to more carefully guard and watch their little ones during this hot and unhealthy weather. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mrs. Drake of the United Brethren church.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 16, 1895
A little daughter, aged three years, of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ellingsworth, died Saturday night and was buried yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mrs. Drake, of the U. B. church, officiating. It seems that the little one had eaten some unripe apples which were too much for its weak system. It was sick but a few hours. The grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of all.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 27, 1895
BETHESDA - A little child of Mr. and Mrs. John Engstrom died last Saturday and was buried Sunday in the Bethesda cemetery, Rev. P. E. Aslev officiating, age one week. The parents have our heartfelt sympathy. [Poem not transcribed.]

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, April 20, 1923
C. A. Ferris Died
Chas. A. [ustin] Ferris, residing on East Nodaway street, died at 1 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness. He has lived for many years in this vicinity and in the city and is survived by a widow and other relatives but had no children. He was past 71 years of age. The funeral will be held from the home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 23, 1923
Charley A. Ferris – Charley Austin Ferris was born March 16, 1852 in Athens, Ohio and died April 20, 1923 in Clarinda, Iowa.
From Athens, Ohio, he came with his parents to Woodhull, Ill., where he engaged in farming.
In 1875 he was married to Columbia King of Norwich, Ia. To this union no children were born but they took into their hearts and home two nieces, Estella Mailander of Salt Lake City and Arminta Sawtelle of Omaha, Nebr., who were loved and cared for as their own and were with him to comfort him in his last illness.
In 1894 they moved to Clarinda and it was here that his wife "passed away."
In 1901 he was again married to Mary Elizabeth Stillians of Clarinda and after nearly 22 years of happy married life the home is broken, and the wife is left to mourn his departure.
All his father's family have passed away except one sister, Mrs Hannah Kinsey of Siloam Springs, Ark., who on account of poor health was unable to be with him.
He leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
After coming to Clarinda, he engaged in various business enterprises but on account of poor health had in late years retired from active life.
The funeral was held at the home 315 E. Nodaway Sunday at 3 P. M., Rev. A. T. Bishop officiating. Music was furnished by the quartette from the Methodist Church. Burial in the Clarinda cemetery. The floral offerings were beautiful.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Journal, April 26, 1923.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1931
Mrs. Chas. Ferris Dies in Villisca
Mrs. Mary E. [lizabeth] Ferris, widow of late Charles Ferris, died at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon after months of illness. For three months she has been with Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Liken in Villisca, at whose home she was at the time of her death. Funeral arrangements have been announced for Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of John Q. Douthit, 217 West Willow street. Dr. D. J. Shenton will be in charge. Mrs. Ferris has lived most of her life in Clarinda. She was 68 year of age at death.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1931
Mrs. C. A. Ferris – Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Davis Stillians was born in Grandville [Granville], Monongalia County, West Virginia, Jan. 16, 1863. In the spring of 1867 she came, with her father's family to Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, where she has since made her home.
In 1876 she united with the M. E. church of Clarinda, where she has all these years been a loyal and faithful member. In 1878 her mother passed to her reward, leaving she and her father alone in the home, her brothers and sisters being in homes of their own. Young and inexperienced she bravely took up the cares of the home while trying to finish her education as best she could and for 21 years she and her father lived alone; in 1899 her father was called home. On Oct. 9, 1901, she was married to Charles Austin Ferris. In 1923 death again entered her home, taking her husband.
After many weeks of intense suffering she passed away at the home of Dr J F Liken in Villisca, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1931 at the age of 68 yrs, 4 days, being the last of her father's family to be called home. She leaves, to mourn her going, many relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home of J. Q. Douthit, Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Dr. D. J. Shenton. Burial in Clarinda cemetery, beside her husband and parents.

[FIELDS, JOHN, -1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 9, 1895
NORTHBORO - John Fields died at his home in Northboro, Friday noon, after years of suffering with cancer. The funeral sermon was preached in the Methodist church Saturday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Stephen. The Modern Woodmen lodge, of which deceased was a member, conducted the services.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1895
Father Freidenburg died at the home of his son, Harmon Freidenburg, in Douglas township, Friday evening, July 12, 1895, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr. Freidenburg was a man highly respected by all who knew him, and his death is deeply mourned. His life was characterized by honesty and deeds of kindness to his fellowman. The funeral took place Sunday, conducted by Rev. C. F. W. Brandt, pastor of the German Lutheran church and his remains laid peacefully at rest in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
[Note: The last name is spelled Freudenburg on his headstone.]

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 1, 1895
Died. – Howard Park Galloway, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Galloway, died early yesterday morning, July 31, 1895, at their home in south Clarinda, aged 2 years and 6 months. The little one had been in poor health for the past three weeks, but no serious results were anticipated until last Saturday when he was taken worse suddenly and sank rapidly until his death occurred. Bright's disease is said to have been his ailment. Brief funeral services were held at the home at 4 o'clock in the afternoon by Rev. McDade and the bereaved parents took the evening train with the remains for their former home at Eau Claire, Wis., where they have two other children laid at rest.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, August 2, 1895
Death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Galloway at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, taking their little son Howard, age about 2 ½ years. The child had for some time been a sufferer from diabetes. Appropriate funeral services were held at the family residence at 4 'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. The music was by a quartet composed of Mrs. E. W. McDade, Miss Mertie Baker and Messrs. H. R. Spry and John Keener, who sang, "Sleep Little One, Sleep," and "My Jesus as Thou Wilt." The remains left here yesterday morning accompanied by the family and Miss Louise Connor, in the special car of W. C. Brown, an official of the Burlington route, for Eau Claire, Wis., where the burial will take place. The car went by way of St. Joseph, Mo. and to that point bore also Mrs. W. C. Brown and a daughter. Mrs. Brown is a sister of the afflicted mother. While residents of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Galloway lost two children by diptheria, who are buried there. They have one son surviving, Clifford, a bright little boy of about 5 years.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 2, 1895
Howard Park Galloway – We have mentioned during the past few weeks, on several occasions, the fact of the illness of Mr. and Mrs. Galloway's little son Howard and now it becomes our painful duty to report the death of the little sufferer. About two months ago the parents noticed that something was wrong with the child and upon consultation with the physician it was discovered that he was suffering from some affection of the kidneys. The disease progressed rapidly, and it was soon found to be diabetes and it was pronounced incurable or at least that there was very little ground for hope. And so it was that for weeks the parent and friends were compelled to watch the steady sapping away of the vitality of the loved one and realize that no human aid could possibly stop the course of the disease. So it was that in reality the Angel of Death was present all the time and the heart-breaking grief of the parents can only be realized by those who have tasted the dregs of sorrow. Last Friday there was a change for the worse and it was evident that the end was near but there was untold physical suffering still to be endured by the child and heart-breaking agony by the parents. About half past two o'clock Wednesday morning the dear little spirit took its flight to join the hosts of the other world and nothing but the emaciated form of little Howard was left as a visible reminder of the loved one. Seven years ago the bereaved parents were robbed of two dear little boys by that dreaded disease, diptheria, the two being taken within five days, and these were buried at Eau Claire, Wis., so it was decided to take the remains of Howard to be laid by the side of his two brothers. Funeral services were held at the residence at 4 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, assisted by a quartette consisting of Mrs. McDade, Mertie Baker, Messrs. Spry and Keener. The exercises were very impressive but comforting in the discourse and singing. Supt. W. C. Brown of the K. C. road sent his private car to bear the remains and the afflicted parents to the final resting place and Thursday morning they started on their long journey. The heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends goes with them. Howard Park Galloway was a child of unusual beauty of person and sweetness of disposition and was dearly loved by all who knew him, and the many beautiful floral tributes sent in were only a slight intimation of the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him. Although the span of life covered only two years and seven months, the influence of his spirit will continue to be felt as time goes on.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 16, 1933
BRADDYVILLE – The word was received here Sunday of the death of Lum Gardner of Shannon City, an old-time resident of Braddyville. His death was sudden, caused from heart trouble. His daughter, Mrs. Elmer Douthitt left Sunday to be with her mother in their bereavement. The body was brought to Braddyville Monday, funeral services being held Tuesday. Burial in Burch cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 30, 1933
L. M. Gardner – Luman Morton Gardner was born in Monroe county, Indiana, Dec. 23, 1867 and departed this life Jan. 8, 1933 at his home near Tingley, Iowa, at the age of 65 years and 16 days.
He was united in marriage to Myrtle McPike of Page county, Iowa in 1891, at Clarinda. To this union were born 13 children, five of whom preceded him in death. Those living are Mabel Douthit of Braddyville, Iowa, Edgar Gardner of Bedford, Iowa, Roy Gardner of Clearfield, Iowa, Ross Gardner of Goodland, Kan., Faye Clouse of Tingley, Ruth Gardner of Marshall, Mo., Fern Gardner of Des Moines and Jean Gardner of Tingley. He also leaves to mourn their loss his wife, fifteen grandchildren, two brothers, Clarence Gardner and Charley Gardner, both of Washington, and one sister, Lillie Oliver of Huron, S. D., besides nephews, nieces and many friends and neighbors.
He came to Iowa at the age of nine years and spent most of his life on farms in Nodaway county, Mo. and Ringgold county, Iowa, having resided in Ringgold county for the last 17 years. He has been in very poor health due to heart trouble for several years, failed rapidly during the last year and passed quietly away Sunday morning at 1 o'clock.
He was a deep-minded, honest man of temperate habits, a devoted father and husband, an obliging neighbor and a desirable citizen.
Funeral services were held at the home at 10:30 a. m., Tuesday, Jan. 10th, conducted by Rev. O. A. Dillon and interment was made in the Burch cemetery near his old home at Braddyville, Iowa.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 9, 1895
SHAMBAUGH – L. [uman] M. [orton] Gardner, son-in-law of Mr. McPike, lost his youngest child by death from cholera infantum Friday night of last week. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon and was attended from here by Mr. and Mrs. McPike and Mrs. Bolen. Rev. C. L. Wilson conducted the services.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 22, 1943
Mrs Myrta Gardner – Myrta Eliza McPike was born in Boone county, Indiana, on October 22, 1868. She departed this life February 3, 1943, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Rolley Keller, Conway, Iowa, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Luman M. Gardner September 1, 1891, at Clarinda, Iowa. To this union 13 children were born, five of whom preceded her in death. Her husband passed away at Tingley, Iowa, January 8, 1933.
She leaves to mourn her departure her eight children, Mrs Mabel Douthit of Braddyville, Iowa, Edgar Gardner of Clearfield, Iowa, Roy Gardner of Diagonal, Iowa, Ruth Gardner of Marshall, Minn, Ross Gardner serving in the U S Navy, Mrs Faye Clouse, Diagonal, Fern Friedmeyer, Des Moines, Mrs Jean Keller, Conway; also one sister, Mrs Lillie Gardner and a nephew of Kansas City, Mo, 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Many years of her early married life were spent near Braddyville, Iowa. For the past 28 years she has lived in Ringgold county.
She passed through a life filled with faithful and untiring service to her family and friends. She was endowed with a keen mind and more than ordinary ability in lines of work: She attended college and taught in the rural schools so was very much interested in education and the progress of our country.
She was a member of the Methodist church and loved to read her Bible and believed in Christian living.
Her children helped care for her tenderly during her last illness as she had for them during their childhood. A majestic character representing fortitude and patience has passed to her reward.
Funeral services were held at Clearfield at Crew funeral home conducted by the Rev C M Rowe with interment at the Burch cemetery near Braddyville, Iowa.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1895
-Died – After a brief illness at his home 3 miles west of Villisca, August 17, 1895, Theodore Giese, aged 40 years. He was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, and came to this vicinity about 18 years ago. He was a good neighbor and very popular with a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife but no children. Funeral services Monday were conducted by Rev. Allen of the Christian church and then the remains were taken back to the old home of the deceased, Pleasant Grove, Iowa.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
CRAMER CHAPEL - After an illness of four weeks with typhoid fever, Theo Giese died at his home near Villisca, Aug. 15. The funeral was largely attended, and the sermon was preached by Rev. Allen of Villisca, taking by request the text found in John xiv, 20. The remains were taken by the wife and brothers to the old home near Burlington. He was well known here, having lived in Page and Montgomery counties for sixteen years.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
BETHESDA – Theodore Giese died Saturday at his home near Villisca, after illness of about one month. Mr. Giese has been a citizen of this community for the past fifteen years or more and his death brings a gloom of sorrow over the entire neighborhood. Being taken off as he was at the prime age of forty, it impresses one with another instance of the frailty of man. Mr. G. leaves a wife and a host of friends to mourn his loss. His remains were taken to Burlington for interment.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 26, 1895
A Tribute.
The following, from the Danville News relative to the death of Theodore Giese is republished by request:
Theodore was the youngest of a family of eight children; two brothers, Louis and Charles, died several years ago. He leaves aged parents, a wife, four brothers and a twin sister. His brothers are Henry, of Los Angeles, Cal; William of Villisca, Iowa; John H. of Pleasant Grove, Ia. and Geo. F., of Danville, Iowa. The sister, Mrs. Lou Tucker, of Los Angeles, Cal., happened to be with the aged parents at the time of his death.
He lived with his parents until 1877 when he moved to Villisca, Iowa and made that his home. He married Miss Geneva Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Taylor, of Montgomery Co., Iowa, January 10, 1883. After an illness of about four weeks he quietly passed away, August 17, 1895. His wife and three brothers were present at the time of his death. All were present at the funeral except his brother Henry. Was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Grove, August 20, 1895.
He was particularly faithful in his devotion toward his aged parents, a good husband, a kind father, free in all his actions, good natured and kind to all. Probably no man ever left more warm friends in a community in which he lived than did Theodore Giese.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
Grandma Glasgow, living two miles southeast of Page Center, died this morning at six o'clock, aged eighty years. She has been almost helpless for three years and passed away very quietly. She was well known in this part of the county. The friends will meet at her home tomorrow morning at ten o'clock and the funeral will occur at the Covenanter church at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. Dodds.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 30, 1895
PAGE – Grandma Glasgow, living two miles southeast of Page, died Friday morning of last week at 6 o'clock, age 80 years, 10 months and 23 days. She has been almost helpless for three years and passed away very quietly. She was well known in this part of the country. The funeral services were held at the Covenanter church Saturday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Dodds and her remains were laid to rest in the Covenanter cemetery. Sarah Taggart was born in Antrim county, Ireland, Oct. 30, 1814. She came to America with her parents when 4 years old, was married December 25, 1831 to Alexander Glasgow, came to Louisa county, Ia., in 1850, removed to Page county in 1873 and died Aug. 23, 1895. She leaves six children and eighteen grandchildren to mourn her departure.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 30, 1895
Obituary – Miss Sarah Taggart was born Oct. 30, 1814 in Antrim county, Ireland. Removed with her parents to the United States when four years old. She was the youngest of ten children and grew to womanhood in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania. She was married to Alexander Glasgow, Dec. 25, 1831 and moved with him to Louisa county, Iowa, in July 1851. Mr. Glasgow died Dec. 15, 1857, leaving Mrs. Glasgow the care of seven children. She was the mother of ten children, but three had previously died.
The war broke out and she gave two of her sons, John and Donald, in defense of their country but both were spared to return to her and live with her the remainder of her days. In 1873 she brought her children to Page county where she has ever since resided.
Grandma Glasgow, as she was familiarly called, was one of the oldest and most highly respected women of Harlan township. For years she has been a constant sufferer, but she endeared herself to all by her kind and loving disposition and the Christian fortitude with which she bore all her trials.
Ever since she came to Page county, she has been a regular attendant at the Reformed Presbyterian church, of which she was a faithful member, until four years ago when her health became such that she could not attend. For three years she has been confined to the house and two years of the time entirely helpless, but she was always reconciled to her lot and never complained. At times when suffering greatly she would seem anxious to depart where pain and sickness never comes, but at other times life seemed very dear to her, although she had lived more than the allotted three score and ten years.
About a week before her death she was taken very ill and told her son, William, who has been a devoted and untiring attendant at her bedside during the three years of her affliction that she would not be with them much longer. She felt that God had been very good to her and she was willing to go. Friday morning August 23, 1895, at six o'clock the spirit went home to live with God. The earthly remains were laid away Saturday forenoon in the Covenanter cemetery.
Grandma was 80 years, 10 months and 23 days old. Truly she might have said with Timothy, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day."
Six children and eighteen grandchildren still survive her. They greatly miss the object of their tenderest care and devotion, but they have every assurance that the separation will not be long if they follow her example. Soon the Angel of Death shall beckon them and then they will find "Grandma" waiting to welcome them on the other shore. "Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." [Poem not transcribed.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 14, 1912
HAWLEYVILLE – W. S. Gorman's mother was buried at Clarinda last Tuesday. Mrs. Gorman was for many years a resident of Page county and will be remembered by many of its residents.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 14, 1912
HAWLEYVILLE – Scott Gorman was called to Craig, Mo., Tuesday, by the serious illness of his mother, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Preston Wise at Craig. . .. Scott Gorman's mother died Sunday night at Craig, Mo. They brought the remains to Clarinda, Tuesday, where she was laid to rest beside her husband.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 2, 1930
Mrs. S. Gorman Dies
After her prolonged illness of many months, Mrs. Sam Gorman answered the final summons Thursday morning. At 71 years of age, she follows the death of her husband who died three years ago. The funeral services are to be in charge of Rev. B. F. Hall from the Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial at the Clarinda cemetery. The only son, Will, of La Crosse, Wis., has been at her bedside in recent days.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 9, 1930
Mrs. S. B. Gorman – Jennie Simms, daughter of William Simms and Elizabeth Stoops Simms was born in Green Castle, Indiana, November 5, 1858 and passed from this life at her home in Clarinda, October 2, 1930, aged 71 years, 10 months and 27 days.
She was married to S. [amuel] B. [urkhart] Gorman in June 1878.
To this union one child was born, William Gorman of Duluth, Minnesota.
She became a member of the Christian church in Clarinda 48 years ago. She was one of the charter members of the organization. Her interest and faithfulness have been noted by all who knew her. She continued faithful from the beginning to the close of life.
She has caused many to thank God and take courage when their skies were full of gloom. The pastor of this church has been strengthened many times by her words of encouragement.
Most of her life has been spent in Clarinda and for about 18 years she has lived in the house where she departed this life.
The funeral service was held in the Church of Christ Saturday afternoon, October 4, at 2 o'clock, the sermon being preached by Rev. B. F. Hall. Doris McKinnon and Wilma Anderson rendered two duets, Mary Ruth Good at the piano. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 19, 1895
Prince W. Gorman – Prince W. [illiam] Gorman died at his home in Nebraska township yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, after but a short illness, aged 69 years, 11 months and 26 days. He had never, until his fatal attack of obstruction of the bowels, known what it was to be sick. He was born in Wyandotte county, Ohio and came west about 1868. His wife and five children survive him. His son Samuel is engaged in carpentering. Scott is living in Hawleyville. Mrs. Margaret Wise is living in Craig, Mo. Mrs. Mary Sanders lives in southern Missouri and Mrs. Julia Miller lives northeast of Clarinda. Mr. Gorman was a cousin of Mrs. C. W. Foster of this city. The funeral will occur from the Christian church of Clarinda this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R C. Sargent.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1895
Mr. Prince W. Gorman died at his home in Nebraska township Thursday, July 18, 1895, aged 69 years, 11 months and 26 days, from inflammation of the bowels. Mr. Gorman was born in Ohio and from there he removed to Missouri, where he spent several years of his life and from there came to Page county in 1869 where he has since made his home. He was always a stout, robust man, a stranger to the ills of humanity it may be said and his sudden taking off after a sickness of less than two weeks was surprise to all who knew him. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a husband and father and a large number of sympathizing friends. The funeral took place Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian church in this city, conducted by Rev. Sargent and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895
HAWLEYVILLE – Prince Gorman, living west of Hawleyville, died Thursday, July 18. His age was 69 years. He was born in Washington county, O. Married Emily Burkhart in 1850. He moved to Page county in 1869 where he has since resided. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss, besides a large circle of friends. His children were all called to his bedside, excepting Mrs. Sanders who could not get there until Friday evening. Mr. Gorman was buried in Clarinda, Friday, the funeral being preached in the Christian church. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 6, 1927
Sam B. Gorman – Sam B. Gorman died at his home in Clarinda Sunday, June 5, 1927. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. at the home. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery. The services will be in charge of the I. O. O. F. All Odd Fellows are requested to attend.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 6, 1927
Was Odd Fellow for Forty-Six Years
Members of Clarinda Lodge No. 109, I. O. O. F. are to have charge of the funeral of Sam B. Gorman which will be held from the late home, 323 N. 13th St., Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with interment to follow in Clarinda Cemetery. Mr. Gorman died Sunday noon.
All member of the lodge are urged to attend the funral to pay last respects to a veteran Odd Fellow, Mr. Gorman having been a member for 46 years.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1927
Samuel B. Gorman – Samuel Burkhart Gorman was born Aug. 2, 1851 in Wyandotte county, Ohio, coming with his parents to Iowa in 1869. They located on a farm in Nebraska township. This was his home until his marriage in 1878 to Miss Jennie Simms. The new home was established on a farm north of Clarinda where they lived for two years when they moved to Clarinda, which has been their home ever since.
One son was born to this union, Will Gorman, of Superior, Wisc. He, with his wife and daughter, came to help care for his father during his last illness. On Decoration Day a little great granddaughter came to his home to cheer his last days.
Mr. Gorman was a member of the Christian church for many years and a faithful attendant until his health failed. But he was always greatly interested in the church affairs, even after he was unable to attend services.
Ever since coming to Clarinda, Mr. Gorman has been engaged in carpenter work, for many years being a contractor. There are many buildings in Clarinda that are the result of his labors and stand as a memorial to his worth in the community.
Besides his wife, son, granddaughter, great granddaughter, he is survived by one brother, Scott Gorman of Afton and three sisters, Margaret Wise of New Mexico, Mary Ball of California and Julia Miller of Colorado.
The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home by B. F. Hall, pastor of the Christian church. At the request of the family, Mr. Orr, who had known the family for many years, gave a short address. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Clarinda Herald, June 9, 1927.]

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Saturday, April 5, 1930
Winfield S. Gorman, Afton, County Pioneer, Dies; Rites on Sunday
Winfield S. [cott] Gorman, 71, of Afton, a pioneer of Union county and former resident of Creston, died this morning at Greater Community hospital where he was taken for treatment yesterday. Mr. Gorman had lived in Afton six years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America lodge.
He is survived by his widow, five sons, P. W. Gorman of Thayer, Elmo Gorman of Afton, Gilmore Gorman of Creston and John and Ruben Gorman of Newton, and three daughters, Mrs. Louise Mulica of Waterloo, Mrs. Grace Sheeler of Newton and Mrs. Gertye Goodwill of Creston.
Services will be held at 9:30 Sunday morning at the Roland funeral home. Burial will take place at the Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 7, 1930
Scott Gorman – Another of the old Hawleyville settlers, Scott Gorman, has joined the invisible caravan of pioneers. He died in the hospital at Creston Saturday morning at about 4 o'clock, the funeral being held Sunday afternoon from the Roland funeral home at Creston. The body was brought to Clarinda where burial was given at the cemetery, following a short service conducted by Rev. B. F. Hall.
For more than sixty-five years he lived in the early Page county settlement, moving to Creston in 1916 to be near his eight children who live nearby. He was 71 years of age at the time of his death. He was a brother to the late Sam Gorman and has three sisters in the west.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 10, 1930
HAWLEYVILLE - The sad news reached this vicinity Saturday morning of the passing over of Scott Gorman at 3 a. m. Saturday. He was an old resident of Hawleyville vicinity for many years, moving to Creston several years ago and late to Afton, Ia., where he spent the last few years until his death.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 10, 1895
Died S. [amuel] C. Henderson, at the home of his son, one mile north of White Rock, O. T., August 26, 1895. He was aged 74 years. Funeral services were held at the house on Friday, August 27, conducted by Rev. Alexander and the remains were laid to rest in the White Rock cemetery. Mr. Henderson was until two years ago living southwest of Clarinda. He was a brother of Jonathan Henderson, well known in this part of the county. Another brother, M. A., lives in College Springs. His two sons were living with him at his death, his wife having died while he still lived in this county.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, July 12, 1895
Henry Henneman died at 5 p. m. Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Otte, six miles north of this city. He had been a sufferer from consumption for six years. He was about 26 years of age.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 12, 1895
Herman Henneman, aged twenty-three years, died Wednesday of consumption at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Otte, six miles northwest of Clarinda. The funeral occurred this morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. Brandt at the German church.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1895
Henry Henneman, a young man about 27 years of age, died July 10, 1895, at his home northwest of the city. He had been troubled for over two years with consumption and found relief only in death. He was an intelligent young man and his untimely death is deeply mourned by a large circle of admiring friends. The funeral took place Friday morning from the German Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. C. F. W. Brandt.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 9, 1895
Elmer, the little 18 months' son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heriford, died of Cholera morbus at his home in south Clarinda Monday. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Mrs. Drake Tuesday at 11 a. m. and the little body was laid to rest in the Rawlings cemetery.
[Note: The death year on his headstone is 1893.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 9, 1895
Elmer, aged thirteen months, thel ittle son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Herriford, died Monday morning from inflammation of the bowels and was buried Tuesday afternoon in the Rawlings cemetery.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, December 14, 1936.
Thomas Heriford, son of James and Rosa Heriford, was born in Princeton, Mo., Aug. 16, 1841, and departed this life Dec. 10, 1936, at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 24 days.
He served his country during the entire period of the Civil War. He enlisted with five other brothers and served in the Fifth Kansas Cavalry. He was mustered out at Osawatomie, the town made famous by the historical character, John Brown.
Mr. Heriford moved to Page County in 1867, 69 years ago. All but four years have been spent in Clarinda. He engaged in farming for a time, and for years worked for A. T. Clement of Clarinda in the furniture and undertaking business. He also worked for W. B. Craig, carpenter and contractor.
He was married three times. One son was born to the first union, Charles of Princeton, Mo.; by the second marriage, two sons, Sam and Claud, both deceased. The third marriage was to Ellen Swanson, in 1887. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Mary Frances Freeman of Clarinda, Ia., Hawley William of O'Neill, Nebr., Mrs. Mabel Shrack of Sterling, Colo., and Elmer Thomas, deceased. The mother died Dec. 29, 1923.
Mr. Heriford was from a family of six brothers and two sisters, he being the last to pass away. His oldest brother was killed in action at Helena, Ark., during the Civil War. Besides the living named, he leaves 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
He has been a member of the church since childhood, being a member of the Baptist Church in Clarinda until it was disbanded and then transferring his membership to the Church of Christ.
Mr. Heriford was a man of Christian and sterling qualities. He had a sustained interest in the church. He died in the Lord and his works follow him. His children, relatives, acquaintances and many friends are grieved because of his departure.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 1936, at 2:30 p.m., at the residence, 201 W. Division Street, with Rev. B. F. Hall in charge. The music for the occasion was furnished by Mrs. Carver and Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. G. A. Johnson and Mrs. Clarence Mason. The pallbearers were from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, Rolla Huddle, Ted Yearous, Bill Boyd, Jake Bonsall, Phil Sims, and R. E. Duff. The color bearers were Roy Johnson and H. Journey of New Market. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Philip Spunaugle of the Howitzer Company sounded taps.
"Mustered out and transferred yonder,
To the land of light and song,
They have answered to the roll call
With the angel marshaled throng.
Roll of drums, nor noise of battle;
Clashing arms shall never sound,
Where heroic souls are tenting
On eternal camping ground.
Tenting, tenting, they are waiting
But a few swift years at most,
''Til the rear-guard crossing over,
Joins the angel marshaled host;
Round each name a deathless halo,
Shines adown the passing years,
As we proudly tell their story
With our eyes bedimmed with tears."
We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the neighbors, friends, and relatives who were so very kind during our bereavement over the loss of our loved one. We also wish to thank those who furnished the music and the beautiful floral offerings. All this kindness will long be remembered.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Freeman and Family
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Heriford,
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Schrack

[HOFF, INFANT SON, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
ESSEX – Rev. Hoff and wife were called upon to mourn the death of an infant son the first of last week. He died from the effects of an attack of diphtheria. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these parents who have been called upon to part with their youngest child.

[IKER, JOHN, SR., 1825 – 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 9, 1895
BLANCHARD - John Iker died Aug. 3, 1895, from cancer of the stomach at the home of his son, John Iker, jr., three miles northeast of Blanchard, where he had been making his home since his wife died last December. John Iker was born in Cape county, Mo., Sept. 1, thus dying at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 2 days. Mr. Iker was married to Miss Rilla Eustis, Sept. 11, 1843. Of this union there were born twelve children, seven girls and five boys. Their two oldest sons died in the late war in defense of their country. The third son died when about 21 years old, the fourth son and three girls died when yet young. One son and three daughters are living, Mrs. Oscar McCord, Mrs. George Whitaker and Mrs. James Robinson of Blanchard, and Mrs. Dave Moredick of Nebraska and John Iker, jr., living three miles northeast of Blanchard. The fall of 1854, Mr. Iker and family moved to Page county and bought a farm two miles north of Blanchard which he yet owned at the time of his death. Mr. Iker made a profession of religion when young and was one of the first members of the M. E. church of Snow Hill, which is now Coin and held to that faith up to his death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and a good neighbor. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 a. m. at the house of his son, John Iker, jr. Rev. Elmer Lyman of Hot Springs, S. D., preached the funeral sermon to a large gathering of friends and neighbors. Then the remains were taken to the College Springs cemetery and laid to rest beside his wife and children to await the resurrection morning.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 2, 1895
Word was received here last Monday that Miss Nannie Reynolds, who had visited several times with her aunt, Mrs. Kern, and other relatives here, had died at her home in Whiting, Kas. She had been living in Oklahoma, and took malarial fever and returned to Kansas, only to die. Her many friends here will be grieved to hear of her death.

Sun (Whiting, Kansas), Friday, August 2, 1895
Died, at the home of her mother, Mrs. M. R. Reynolds in Whiting, Ks., July 29, 1895, Mrs. Nannie Jackman, aged 27 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Nannie A. Reynolds was born in Henderson Co., Ill., Jan. 23, 1868. Moved to Whiting with her parents in Dec. 1870 where she lived until Sept. 14, 1893, when she was united in marriage to Herbert A. Jackman and moved to Union, Okla., where they lived until her death. She joined the M. E. church in Whiting some nine years ago, during the pastorate of Rev. Moore and always lived a faithful, consistent Christian life.
Few of the young people who grown up in Jackson co. had more sincere friends than had Nannie. She was of a bright, lively disposition and made friends wherever she went. Her noble, womanly virtues were many. She attended Campbell University, and was one of the successful teachers of the county, and her friends were all who knew her. She was a pleasant companion and always seemed to enjoy life.
Some two months ago she was taken with malaria, which lingered and she gradually, slowly, grew weaker until her husband finally decided to bring her home, hoping that the change from the southern climate would benefit her. She seemed better for two days after arriving, but Sunday, July 21, she was taken severely ill and was in a critical condition up to her death, about 2 p. m. the 29. Her suffering was severe, but through it all she was ready and willing to die if it was the will of her Savior. Her devoted husband, with sister, mother, brothers, did all in their power to lighten her sufferings
Her death leaves a broken-hearted husband after less than two years blissful married life. They were happy in the truest sense of the word. Bert has lost one of the noblest, truest wives man ever had. Is it any wonder then that life has little interest for him now. His home is desolate. And yet he has the strong arm of God's arm to lean upon and that will sustain him where all human sympathy fails.
The sorrow of the aged mother and brothers, sisters and other relatives is also great. Nannie was a general favorite and the youngest of her family. The bereaved ones can only place their trust more firmly in Jesus Christ and strive harder to meet her in the better land. It was her wish; the wishes of the departed are sacred. We should try to follow her Christian example. She was kind, true, loving and faithful to all.
A large concourse of friends from all parts of the county attended the funeral at the M. E. church Wednesday, 10:30 A. M., the church not being large enough to accommodate all who attended. Rev. Holland delivered a brief memorial address, portraying the beautiful life she led. The floral decorations were numerous and beautiful, that being Nannie's desire, as she was very fond of flowers. The remains were then interred in the Whiting cemetery. [Poem not transcribed.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 6, 1895
The Sun, of Whiting, Ks., contains an extended notice of the death and burial of Mrs. Nannie Jackman, whose death we chronicled last week. Her maiden name was Nannie Reynolds and she had many friends in Clarinda. She was buried at Whiting last Wednesday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
ESSEX – Deaths – Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. [harles] J. [ohn] Johnson, Sept. 17, of diphtheria.
Willie, four-year-old son and Maude, the two-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Thos. McCullough, Sept. 14 and 17 respectively, of diphtheria.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, July 19, 1895
SHAMBAUGH -Lewis Sherman Linebaugh died at his home at this place Sunday morning, July 14, at 3 o'clock. He was a sufferer since last fall with consumption. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Ross at the Davis schoolhouse Monday morning at 11 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Davis cemetery. The bereaved mother, brother and sisters have the sympathy of the whole community.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 19, 1895
SHAMBAUGH – Lewis Linebaugh died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. His death had been expected for some time as he had consumption. Rev. Ross preached the funeral sermon at the Davis schoolhouse.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 13, 1895
The death of Joseph Lynch in his 94th year, is chronicled by The Journal's Hepburn correspondent. Mr. Lynch formerly lived in Clarinda, where he was well known. Seven children survive him, Mrs. Sarah Dyke, near Hepburn; Mrs. Mary Jones, Gordon, Neb.; Mrs. Ann Calhoon, Kent, Ia.; William Lynch, in northeastern Missouri; Mrs. Matilda Jones, Hepburn; Mrs. Minnie Beets in Illinois and Samuel Lynch of Hepburn.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 13, 1895
HEPBURN – On Tuesday, the 10th inst., at the home of Tilman Dyke, about two and one-half miles southeast of Hepburn, occurred the death of Joseph Lynch who was born in Nelson county, Ky., Dec. 20, 1801. Old age caused his death. (He was well on in his 94th year.) Soon after he had attained his majority, he was married to Miss Rozella Shirkley and emigrated to Ohio. Later on, he moved to Illinois and in the latter part of 1858 he came to Iowa, residing in Page county most of the time since. There are many residents of Clarinda who will remember him well. His wife died ten years ago, but seven of his eleven children survive him. Four of them, Mrs. Tilman Dyke, Hepburn; Mrs. Ann Calhoon, Kent; Mrs. Matilda Jones and Samuel Lynch, Hepburn, were in attendance at his funeral which occurred the 11th instant at the home of Tilman Dyke, conducted by Rev. Dr. Dodds. The remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Clarinda cemetery. The writer had but little acquaintance with the deceased but that little went to prove that Joseph Lynch was a kindhearted old gentleman as are most of the old Kentuckians. When in heath he was a pleasant conversationalist and apt to be in a reminiscent mood. He remembered, quite distinctly, the great excitement caused by Perry's victory over the British fleet on Lake Erie and like to speak of it. His death occurred on the anniversary of that battle.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 17, 1895
Joseph Lynch, who died at Hepburn last Tuesday, was buried at the Clarinda cemetery Wednesday. He was 94 years of age and had for a long time been a resident of Page county.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
A special correspondent in Fremont township furnishes The Journal the following: "Alfred Mainquist did at his home in Grant township, Montgomery county, Tuesday last, at 4 o'clock p. m. Deceased was born in Jonkoping county, Sweden, came to southwestern Iowa about twenty-four years ago with limited means, not much more than two empty hands, but with a pluck, energy and ambition that characterize the Mainquist family, acquired wealth and an extensive acquaintance. His farms in Iowa embraced about 1,100 acres of choice land, and in addition thereto he had 500 acres in Nebraska. In livestock deceased was deeply interested; would generally handle 300 head of cattle, that many swine and horses and sheep in proportion, always importing the best breeds. Deceased attended the state fair last week but had to come home very ill and died as stated. He was a middle-aged man. He leaves a family, aged father and mother, and five brothers to mourn, besides host of friends in Montgomery and Page counties. The funeral took place Wednesday. The remains were laid to rest in the Fremont township cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
NYMAN – Died: -- At 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Alfred Mayenquist quietly passed away, despite the efforts of his family and the medical skill of the physicians. The cause of his death was appendicitis. On Monday last an operation was performed on Mr. Mayenquist by Dr. Jonas, the most skillful surgical operator in Omaha, assisted by Drs Sandblad of Stanton and Miller of Nyman, but the disease was of too long duration and too far advanced. It is a regrettable fact that so many of the doctors in the country towns are so far behind their times. Had this operation been performed some years past when he first contracted the disease, it would in all probability have been an easy success. Mr. Mayenquist was a man of high standing in society and well thought of by everyone. Of all who mourn Mr. Mayenquist, none are perhaps so conscious of his passing away as his wife and children. The burial took place Thursday afternoon when he was interred in the Nyman cemetery.
[Note: The last name is spelled Mainquist on his headstone.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
CRAMER CHAPEL – Alfred Mainquist died last Tuesday. He was one of the largest landowners near here and also a large stock man. He was buried today at Nyman. Mr. Mainquist was forty years old.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 16, 1895
BLANCHARD – J. [acob] J. [ames] Bean received a telegram Tuesday morning that Mrs. Bean's mother at Maryville, Mo., was dead. Mrs. Bean had been at Maryville the preceding week, helping to care for her in her last hours.

[MASON, SHED, 1869 - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 19, 1895
Shade [Shed] Mason a colored employee of Wm. Butler, died last night at eleven o'clock, aged about twenty-five years. He had been troubled for three months past with an abscess in his left side, and for a month or more had been confined to his bed. He came from Kentucky and had no relatives near here. The funeral occurs this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Second Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J. Jones.

[MASON, SHED, 1869 - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 19, 1895
Shed Mason, colored, died this morning at Judy Brown's where he was boarding. He had been in the employ of William Butler as a horseman.

[MASON, SHED, 1869 - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 26, 1895

Charley Anderson, one of the colored men who came from Lexington, Ky., to work for William Butler in the care of his horses, expresses much appreciation of Mr Butler's kindness to Shed Mason, the other colored man who accompanied him from Lexington, and who died a few days ago. Charley says Mr Mason felt very grateful to Mr Butler for the manner in which he looked after him during his long illness.

[MCINTYRE, PAUL E., 1894 – 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 27, 1895
SHENANDOAH – Mr. and Mrs. Ed McIntire, living 6 miles northwest of here, lost their babe Thursday. The trouble was cholera infantum.
[Note: The last name is spelled McIntyre on his headstone.]

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 20, 1895
COTTAGE GROVE – Died, Thursday morning of last week at about 1 o'clock at the home of J. H. McKinley, Miss Gertie McKinley, age about 16 years. She was laid to rest in the Davis cemetery. She was loved by all who knew her. The parents have the sympathy of all.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
Gone Home.
It is said that death is always associated with sadness, but when a mother is compelled to leave her children at a period in their lives when they must need her, the degree of sadness is inexpressible. After years of suffering there is no doubt, looking at it from one standpoint that death is a welcome messenger, but a mother is willing to suffer more than the pains of death if only she can be permitted to be near to her children. Her love is so pure and unselfish that it overcomes pain and makes it a pleasure to sacrifice herself for those who owe their lives for her. Last Saturday morning Mrs. B. P. Miller was called home under peculiarly sad circumstance. She was a victim of that dread foe of mankind, consumption, and had for years been gradually going down in strength and vitality. It is an awful thing to be under sentence of death, knowing that the end is drawing near, although uncertain as to when the grim visitor will call. This to Mrs. Miller was the source of great sorrow. She knew that her stay with her loved ones was of necessity short and uncertain and that her work for them would be cut short. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. W. T. Smith last Sunday afternoon and there was a large attendance of sympathizing friends. The following obituary was read by Dr. Smith:
Hattie Roseltha Gillson [Gilson] was born at Mt. Gilead, Morrow Co., Ohio, March 31, 1857.
She came with her parents to Worth Co., Missouri in 1862. Was married Berry Preston Miller Oct. 9, 1874. Four children were born to them. All of whom, with her husband, survive her. She was the last of a family of four children. Her parents also having preceded her to the better world. Mrs. Miller united with the Christian church when she was 16 years of age, of which church she was a faithful follower until death.

She came with her family to Clarinda in 1890, where they have since made their home. All that loving hands could do, could not arrest the ravages of her dread disease, consumption, and Saturday morning her spirit winged its flight to that better world, to be forever with the Lord.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 26, 1895
Died. --Mrs Hattie Miller, wife of Benj. Miller, died at her home in south Clarinda, Saturday, Sept 21, 1895, at 7:30 o'clock am, aged 38 years, 5 months and 20 days, from consumption. She had been a great sufferer from this dread disease for several years' past and of course for months her death has been expected. She was a lady greatly admired for the pure and noble qualities of her everyday life, and the resignation and fortitude with which she bore her sore affliction which was known to her to mean an untimely death fully proved the Christian woman that she was. She leaves a devoted husband and four children to mourn the loss of a kind wife and affectionate mother. The funeral took place from the family residence Sunday at 3 o'clock pm conducted by Rev T.C. Smith and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, September 27, 1895
Mrs. Hattie Miller, wife of Benjamin P. Miller, died last Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock, at the family residence on south Promenade, this city. She had long been in ill health from consumption and from that disease she died. Mrs. Miller was born in Mount Gilead, O., March 31, 1857, and was therefore 38 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Her maiden name was Gilson, she being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Gilson. In 1862 with her parents, she removed to Worth county, Mo., from which county her father joined the Union army. He later became a prisoner in Andersonville, where he died. Her mother died about twenty years ago and is buried in Ringgold county, this state. Miss Hattie Gilson was married to Benjamin P. Miller in Worth county, Mo., Oct. 9, 1874. Four children were born of the union, Ida Ollie, Cora, Jacob, and Eva, the latter, the youngest, being now 13 years of age. All of them with the father and husband, survive the mother who has passed away. In 1885, Mr. Miller took his wife to the far west for the benefit of her health, where five years were devoted in an effort to benefit her condition. They lived nearly one year in Portland, Ore. and afterwards resided for a time in Hot Springs, S. D. About two years they spent in traveling and camping out much of the time. One winter was spent in Sidney, Neb., and another in New Castle, Wyo. During a part of her western life she improved and after the family located in Clarinda, in 1890, where they have since resided, she improved for about one year. The deceased was at one time a member of the Christian church and although not a church member at the time of her death, passed away as she had lived, a good Christian woman. The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon from the family residence, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, D. D. The attendance at the funeral was large, notwithstanding the inclement weather. The pall bearers were Messrs. H. R. Spry, O. H. Park, A. F. Galloway, A. W. Greene, J. D. Jones and C. A. Lisle. The burial was in the city cemetery. The surviving members of the family were very strongly attached to the one who has gone before and in their sorrow they have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. Mr. Miller desires through The Journal to express the sincere thanks of himself and family to the friends who were so kind during Mrs. Miller's illness and after her death.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 23, 1895
SHENANDOAH – Frank Moffitt and wife have the true sympathy of all in their sorrow, they having buried their second child within a week on last Sunday. Mr. Moffitt's brother at Essex, also buried two children last week.

[MUELLER, HELEN, - 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mueller's little two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was taken seriously ill Friday and is still very sick at their home in north Clarinda. P. S. – Their little darling was taken worse this morning and died shortly after 10 o'clock, leaving the parents in sadness and sorrow.

[MUELLER, HELEN, - 1895]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, July 12, 1895
After a week's illness with dysentery, Helen Mueller, the little daughter of Professor and Mrs. George Mueller, died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, age 2 years and 6 months. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock from the family residence, this city, conducted by Rev. I. C. Rankin. Many friends will sympathize with the bereaved parents.

[MUELLER, HELEN, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 12, 1895
Helen, thel ittle daughter of Prof. and Mrs. George Mueller, died yesterday morning at ten o'clock, aged two years and six months. She had been suffering since last Friday from dysentery and for the last few days has been very low, her death being thought but a few hours away. The funeral will occur from the home this afternoon at five o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. C. Rankin. Providence has tried Prof. Mueller sorely in his family. His first wife died in 1883, his son Liszt was taken away six years ago, George, the son of his first wife, was killed five years ago and two daughters, Annie and Inez, have also been called to the better land. Little Helen was a sweet child, the pet of the home. Young as she was, she had developed marvelous musical talent and her father had great hopes for her future musical career. Her death is a hard blow both to himself and his wife, and they have the sincere sympathy of all their friends in their great sorrow.

[MUELLER, HELEN, - 1895]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 16, 1895
The funeral of little Helen, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. George Mueller, occurred Friday evening at 5 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Rankin. The services were very touching and impressive, and Rev. Rankin's tender words soothed the hearts of the sorrowing parents and made the trial lighter to bear. For the first time in Clarinda ladies acted as pall bearers, Misses Nellie Butler, Gussie Nienstedt, Tishie Greene and Tottie Linderman and Messrs. Frank Blair, George Nienstedt, George True and James King bearing the casket from the home where but a few days before its occupant had played in all the innocence of childhood. The ladies were all pupils of Prof. Mueller and their interest in and sympathy for him will do much toward healing the wound caused by the loss of his little daughter. Rarely have more flowers graced a bier than were laid on the casket of Helen Mueller. The parents desire to thank all their kind friends and especially the music pupils, who ministered so lovingly to them in their bereavement.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 30, 1895
BETHESDA – Mrs. Christina Nelson, wife of Jonas Nelson, died last Wednesday morning of old age at the home of J. P. Dannieldson, four and one-half miles northwest of Bethesda. At the time of her death she was 100 years, 6 months and 16 days old. She was buried last Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. P. E. Aslev officiating. Mrs. Christina Nelson was born the 12th day of February 1795, at Karlstorp village in the province of Smoland, Sweden; immigrated to this country some thirty years ago to her daughter's, Mrs. J. P. Dannieldson's at whose home she has stayed ever since, as she has been unable to take care of herself for the last fifteen years. She has three children living, two sons in Illinois and one daughter here, Mrs. J. P. Dannieldson, and many other relatives who survive her. She has always been a true member of the Lutheran church and was buried in the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran cemetery, a large number being present to pay their last tributes.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 30, 1895
NYMAN – A notable death occurred at Bethesda when Mrs. Christina Nelson died Aug. 28 at 9 o'clock a. m. at the age of over 100 years. She was 1795 in March and died 1895 in August.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 30, 1895
Mrs. Christene Nelson passed away last Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock a. m. at her home in Douglas township. Mrs. Nelson was perhaps the oldest person in the county, being 100 years old, the 12th of last Feb. She was born in South Kalmer, Sweden in 1795. Came to Illinois in 1865 and moved to her present home in 1880. She was married twice and was the mother of five children, three of them who survive her. Her husband is 85 years old and in feeble health. One of the largest crowds of friends we often see accompanied the bereaved family to the last resting place of their loved one, who was buried at the Bethesda cemetery on Thursday afternoon. She passed away quietly and without pain. The hearty sympathy and condolence of their many friends are extended to the bereaved family.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1899
Samuel Stillians – Samuel Stillians died at his home in the northern part of this city Monday morning at 7:54 o'clock. Although of advanced years and in feeble health for a long time prior to his death, he was unusually active and well Sunday and retired that evening so bright and well that his daughter, Miss Lizzie Stillians, who lived with and cared for him, was much encouraged and at ease over his condition. As was her custom, she got up at 4 o'clock Monday morning and went to his room to see how he was and found him unconscious. He could not be aroused and passed away at the time stated. His death is attributed to paralysis. Mr. Stillians was an exemplary and highly esteemed citizen, whose friends were all who knew him. He was 81 years of age at his last birthday, in December 1898, having been born Dec. 12, 1817. His birthplace was Wilmington, Del. He moved from there when a child to Monongalia county, W. Va., where he resided until 1866. He was married in that county, at Maidsville, to Elizabeth Davis, Dec. 7, 1843 and to them there were born five children, as follows: Dr.  W. C. Stillians, who died in Clarinda, Nov. 24, 1886; John C. Stillians of Panama, Neb.; Mrs. Jennie Lowe of Olympia, Wash.; Dr. G. C. Stillians of San Francisco and Lizzie Stillians of this city. the wife and mother died here Nov. 9, 1878. In the spring of 1866 Mr. Stillians and family moved to Clarinda where he resided until his death. His life occupation was that of a carpenter. For a number of years while living in Monongalia county he was in the patent right business and an extensive traveler; afterwards he was in the dry goods business at Maidsville, W. Va. He was a regular attendant of the Methodist Episcopal church and a member of the Masonic fraternity for over 50 years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the family residence, conducted by Rev. G. J. Nixon, superannuated minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, an old friend of Mr. Stillians in West Virginia, assisted by Rev. E. E. IlgenFritz, the new pastor of the Methodist church of this city. Nodaway lodge No. 140, A. F. and A. M. was in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed. The choir was composed of Mrs. Claude Welch, Miss Delia Osborn and Messrs. A. F. Galloway and C. L. Vance. The Masonic burial service was observed at the grave in the city cemetery and the pallbearers were from Nodaway lodge, as follows: C. Linderman, J. H. Dunlap, John Beam, John Annan, F. W. Parish and C. A. Quirk. From out of town there present at the funeral, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pierson of Panama, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spaulding of Hawleyville, grandchildren of the deceased and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stillians of Villisca, nephew and niece. Miss Lizzie Stillians expresses sincere thanks to all the kind friends in her time of sorrow.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, September 24, 1895
ESSEX – Mrs. M. [alachi] Straw, living one mile east of this city, died Saturday last of a cancer and was buried from the Presbyterian church Sunday. Rev. Wylie, of Shenandoah, preached the funeral sermon.
Relatives of the above have the sympathy of all.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 16, 1895
NORTHBORO – Miss Mamie Strong died at her home near Northboro, Monday at four o'clock. She was born Aug. 17, 1876 and died Aug. 12, 1895. The funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. Stephens. The remains were interred in the Houser cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, December 24, 1907
Dr. J. [ohn] P. [ressley] Brown and J. [ames] L. [ewis] Brown were called to Omaha Friday by the death of their sister, Mrs. Stultz, who died at her home in that city Friday after a prolonged illness. The funeral was held Sunday. Mrs. Stultz, though an invalid of late years, had made several visits to this city and will be remembered by a number of our readers.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 1, 1893
Will Filed. – The last will and testament of the late Barrett Thurman, of Blanchard, has been filed with Clerk Camp. It gives to his wife, Annie Thurman, all his property, real and personal, except his gold watch to his son Guy, and $10 each to his son, Allen G. and daughter, Blanche. Also appoints his wife executrix of the estate.

Villisca Review Supplement (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 25, 1879
Died On Sept. 11, 1879, Eleanor B. [arrett] Thurman, born Dec. 19th, 1831 and was, therefore, 47 years, 9 months old at the time of her death.
Sept. 28, 1848 she was married to M. [organ] S. Thurman, making 31 years of happy, wedded fellowship to have been possessed.
Born in Ohio, she resided there until March 1865 when Mr. & Mrs. Thurman and family moved west to Clarinda, Iowa and in '66 to Villisca where they have continued to live until Mrs. Thurman's death. Mrs. Thurman made a profession of religion and united with the M. E. church in 1850, maintaining her relation with this branch of the Christian church until her death, by constancy and purity of character, adorning her profession and by loyalty to her vows and duty, making her life to be an example to all. She was ready for every good work, for a number of years, in association with a small band of fellow workers, sustaining the varied interests of the church of her choice in Villisca, giving much of her time and loving labor to Sunday school work and outside of the church, with a few kindred spirits inaugurating the work of temperance reform in Villisca. As a wife and mother, Mrs. Thurman filled her place and today the bereaved family know how great their loss. As a friend, her memory is precious to many hearts and will be cherished through all time, and the friendship be renewed in the world above. The extent of Mrs. Thurman's friendship was witnessed by the large attendance at her funeral services held on Sabbath morning, Sept. 16, in the M. E. church, Villisca.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

Villisca Review Supplement (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, September 26, 1895
A Pioneer Gone.
On Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 1895, departed this life Morgan S. Thurman, aged 69 years. He was born in Highland county, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1826. He was married to Eleanor Barrett in September 1848. Of their four children, two survive and both were present at the funeral services, Horace G., of Denver, Col., and Cyrus D. of Atchison, Kas. A daughter, Sarah B., died in 1862. Barrett, the eldest brother, died at Blanchard, Iowa, about three years ago.
Mr. Thurman came to Villisca in 1866 and started a partnership with Andrew Platter, a general merchandise business in a room on the southeast corner of the square. He was the first postmaster of Villisca and its first mayor. For several years he held the office of justice of the peace. He was in the employ of Ingman & White, merchants, for several years, but for most of the time was engaged in the loan and insurance business.
At one time he owned the Review office, selling to the present proprietor in 1875. Afterwards he acquired a half interest in the paper and was represented in this interest by his youngest son, C. D. thus he was directly or indirectly interested in business relations with the paper for several years and in this way the writer learned to know him well and appreciate his full worth.
We regarded him as a man of excellent principles, warm in his friendships, kind and indulgent to his family, with a keen sense for the humorous things in life. He had fine mental ability, kept well posted in current events and took a warm interest in politics. Mrs. Thurman died in 1879. In 1885 he was married to Mrs. Helen B. Meyers, who survives him. The funeral services occurred Sunday at 11 a. m. at the M. E. church where, as a member since the organization of the society, he had attended for many years.
Rev. Redburn preached the funeral sermon before a large congregation, and then in the midst of a chilling rainstorm the remains were borne to their last resting place.
The Odd Fellows lodge, Rathbone Sisters, attended the funeral in regalia. The floral offerings were beautiful and appropriate.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 27, 1895
M. [organ] S. Thurman died Thursday of last week in Villisca. He was an uncle by marriage of Mrs. V. Graff of Clarinda, his first wife and Mrs. Graff's mother being sisters. He was a native of Ohio and removed from Highland county, that state, about 1867 or 1868, to Villisca, becoming one of the first settlers of that place, where he engaged in the mercantile business. Later he was the proprietor of the Villisca Review in its earlier days, eventually selling it to his partner, C. K. Kennedy, the present owner of the paper. Mr. Thurman was afterwards engaged in the real estate business in Villisca. Several years ago, he sustained a stroke of paralysis and about a week before his death he had another stroke and to paralysis his death is attributed. He died at the age of 69 years. Mr. Thurman was twice married, his first wife dying about sixteen years ago. About ten years ago he married his second wife, Mrs. Myers, in Villisca. The latter survives. One daughter died in early life, and one son, Barrett Thurman, died in Blanchard about two years ago. The latter's family still reside in that place. One of the two surviving sons of M. [organ] S. Thurman, Cyrus Thurman, a commercial traveler, resides in Atchison, Kan., and the other, Horace Thurman, is an attorney living in Denver. The deceased was an excellent man. The funeral was held Sunday in Villisca at the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by its pastor. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs V. Graff, their son, Everett, and daughters, Myra and Mary, of this city, and Mrs. Barrett Thurman and two sons of Blanchard.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 6, 1895
HEPBURN – Mrs. Reuben Troute who has suffered so much during a protracted illness, breathed her last at 8:15 p. m., Tuesday, Aug. 3. The funeral services take place at the United Presbyterian church in Hepburn tomorrow—Thursday, the 5th inst., at 10 a. m., under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Dodds, who will preach the sermon. We will furnish the Journal with a more extended notice next week.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 13, 1895
Tribute to Mrs. Rachel Ann Troute Who Died Near Hepburn Sept. 3, 1895
Mrs. Rachel Ann Marquiss Troute, wife of Reuben Troute, was born near Hillsborough, Highland county, O., Oct. 17, 1835. She died at her home near Hepburn, Page county, Ia., at 8:15 p. m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1895, aged 59 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Deceased was the oldest of four daughters of John and Sarah Marquiss, the others all surviving her. She came to Clarke county, this state, in the fall of 1855 and Dec. 13 of the same year was married to Reuben F. Troute who now survives her. The following year, 1856, the young couple came to Page county and located on a farm near Hepburn where she lived at the time of her death. Seven children were the result of this union, namely: John S., now a resident of St. Francis, Kan., Mary C. Pendergraft, wife of E. A. Pendergraft, Hepburn, Ia.; Sarah E. Porter, Chicago, Ill.; Calvin S.; Tabitha E. McIntyre, Chicago, Ill.; James Reuben and Lulu Olive. All of the children are now living and were with her in the hour of her death, excepting John, who was called to his home by sickness in his own family. Only one of her three brothers, Samuel Marquiss of Osceola, was able to be present. Chronic heart disease and hepatic abscess caused her death. Her last spell of sickness was of several months' duration, during which time the most skillful physicians, fond relatives and kind neighbors did all in their power to bring about her recovery, but all their combined efforts could accomplish was simply the alleviation of her suffering. The angel of death was inexorable in his demands and nothing but the life of the sufferer would satisfy him. The funeral services occurred Thursday, the 5th inst., conducted by Rev. Dr. David Dodds, pastor of the Hepburn United Presbyterian congregation and were attended by a large number of people, more than filling the building. John Hull of Clarinda was the undertaker and the following named persons the pall bearers: James Pollock, Abner Briggs, Emmett S. Graham, Elza Wymore, Frank Feese and George Reed. The remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery. Dr. Dodds chose as his text for the funeral sermon II Corinthians, iv, 5: "For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." The speaker had known the deceased, well and favorably, for many years and spoke eloquently of her personal characteristics, and Christian life. Whenever the community is called upon to mourn the loss of one of its highly respected citizens, no matter whether his position in life has been high in church or state, or whether it has been that of a plain, unassuming tradesman or a farmer, there are always plenty of biographers who are willing and even anxious to put his virtues on record in unmistakable language and bold face type, leaving his imperfections in the dark background, striving to forget them. We see no reason why as much should not be done for any good, true, womanly, woman and especially for the faithful, loving Christian wife and mother. Such an one was the subject of this sketch. She was not born of royal blood or lineage as society term it. She moved in the humbler walks of life. At the age of 17 years she made a profession of her faith in Christ, uniting with the Methodist Episcopal church, but subsequently changed her membership to the United Brethren. And during all these subsequent years she held fast to her faith in Christ and by her daily walk made manifest the fact that she was richly endowed with the spirit of the Gospel. Coming to Page county when it was a wilderness, she gave her best efforts to assisting her husband in his labor of making a farm and home, where they might with their family live in comfort when old age should overtake them. To look after and care for a family of seven children, watch over them in the hour of sickness and to endure all the anxiety incident to a loving mother's life, can scarcely be imagined, much less realized by a man, even though he be a fond and doting parent. During all her trials the deceased possessed her soul in patience, hoping, praying and toiling for the loved ones and trusting the result to her Heavenly Father. Of her it might at any time during her married life, have been truthfully said, "the heart of her husband doth safely trust her. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. She reacheth forth her hands to the needy." Deceased was most emphatically a worker, not a talker. She assisted in circulating no neighborhood scandal. She made no loud profession of her religious experience. Action was her motto. She looked "Well to the ways of her household and in her tongue was the law of kindness." Marked traits of her character were perfect honesty, strictest integrity, industry, economy, patience, the spirit of self-sacrifice and most devoted motherly love. What more can be said eulogistic of any woman? In these days we hear and read much about the "coming woman," the "new woman." The best wish we can make for our homes, our society, our country, is that the coming woman may be of the foregoing type. Some who did not know the deceased may say we have exalted the character of our departed friend but if we have said too much in her praise we have not intended to do so. We could have said no less, it seems to us, without doing great injustice to the memory of one who, as near as may be, was
"A perfect woman; nobly planned
      To warn, to comfort, and to command."
Through her entire sickness her mind was clear and her faith strong. She contemplated the approaching death with a calmness and serenity most remarkable and during the last moments of her life, calling the family to her bedside, she said, "The time has come when I must give you all up to God. The angels have come to take me." As she finished the sentence, her spirit took its flight and is now with its Creator, while her earthly tabernacle rests in the Rose Hill cemetery. A.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1895
Mrs. Reuben Troute died at her home in Valley township Sept. 4, 1895, after a long and painful illness of several years. She was one of the early settlers of this county and a lady highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral took place Friday and her remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery.

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Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 20, 1895
PAGE CENTER – Alvin Walter's [Waters] child, ten months old, died Sunday very suddenly from bowel trouble. The funeral occurred Monday.

[WATERS, VIOLA MABEL, 1894 – 1895]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1895
YORKTOWN – Al Waters' buried their babe Tuesday and have the sympathy of all.

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Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 6, 1895
Viola Mable, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Waters, died Sabbath, August 18, 1895, aged 10 months and 24 days. The little one had been sick only a short time and on the morning of her death rocked herself in the cradle and sang. She has gone to the better world, where she stands beckoning to the bereaved parents to come.  [Poem not transcribed.]