submitted by: Julia Johnson -

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 25, 1920, p. 8
The baby daughter, Helen May Apple, of O. [rville] J. [ohnson] Apple, who was born in Buchanan township, Nov. 5, 1920, and whose mother died when the little one was eleven days old, is being cared for by Mrs. George Laub in Clarinda. The two little boys left by Mrs. Apple, Harvey, age 3 years and Ivan, age 2, together with their father, O. [rville] J. [ohnson] Apple, are living at the home of the father's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Apple, in Buchanan township.


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 25, 1920, p. 3

Mrs. Chant Harland and Paul Harland drove to the Orville Apple home near Braddyville Thursday morning to attend part of the funeral services for Mrs. Orville Apple. The remainder of the services were held at Hopkins, Mo. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, ages 3 and almost two, and a daughter 11 days old.


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 30, 1930, p. 3
John E. Beam- John Ervin Beam, 52 years of age, passed away Wednesday evening at 10:30 o'clock at the Miss Belle Beam home, 214 East Lincoln, after a lingering illness. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, the sermon to be given by Dr. D. J. Shenton. Burial will be in the city cemetery. The A. F. & A. M. of Clearmont, Mo., will have charge of the service, the family having resided in that vicinity for many years. The deceased leaves a wife, who was formerly Miss Verna Shum, two sons and two daughters.


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1930, p. 6
Join E. Beam - John Ervin Beam, youngest son of   John   and    Sarah    Shoemaker Beam, passed away after a long illness at the home of his sister, Miss Belle   Beam, in    Clarinda, Iowa, aged 52 years, 7 months and 25 days.

He was born March 4, 1878, in Clarinda, Iowa, and when 4 years of age he moved with his parents to the farm now known as Willowdale, where he grew to manhood. He graduated from    the   Clarinda high school in the class of 1896 On April 1, 1900, he was united in marriage to Bessie La Vern Shum.   To this union five children were born, Mrs. Thelma Garman, of Chicago, John Truman, who passed away in 1907, Raymond of Rea, Mo., Burl of Berkeley, Cal.

and Berniece at home.     He also leaves one brother, C. W. Beam of Pittsburg, Pa., one sister, Miss Belle Beam, of Clarinda, a number of relatives and a host of friends.    He was a kind husband, a   devoted   father and   a   loving brother.    In  1903 they moved to their farm, two and a half miles north of Clearmont, Mo., which was their home for 23 years.

He was converted during the Hankins and Howry meetings in the spring of 1913, joined the M. E. church In Clearmont, where he still held his membership.

He was a Past Worshipful Master of the Masonic lodge in Clearmont, and the first Worthy Patron of Nodaway Valley Chapter O. E. S.

They moved to Maryville, Mo., in 1926 to give the children advantages of the college. Two years ago last spring, at the death of Mrs. Beam's father, Alex Shum, they moved in with Mrs. Shum to run the farm. Mr. Beam's health failed and since April last he has been a great sufferer. The first of October they moved to Clarinda to the home of his sister. Miss Belle Beam, where all that loving hands could do was done, but he was called home at 10:50 Wednesday night. His family, with the exception of Burl, were all at his bedside.

The funeral was held at the home of his sister, Belle Beam, 214 East Lincoln Avenue, Friday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. D. J. Shenton, pastor of the Clarinda Methodist Episcopal church. Songs were sung by a male quartet from Clearmont, Mo., Mrs. John Wolfe at the piano. The Masonic brethren of Clearmont lodge, led by Ira Newlln, gave an impressive service. The Eastern Star chapter from Clearmont were present. The floral remembrances were profuse and beautiful. The pallbearers were old neighbors and friends from Clearmont, Fred Combs, Henry Crane, C. O. Gregory, Glen Gates, Holmes Metcalfe and Mose Fuller. The out of town relatives attending were F. E. Brown, Jefferson City, Mo., Andrew Nelson, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Chloe Brown, Maryville. Mo., William Jeffers and wife, Hopkins, Mo., and John Behm and wife, Shenandoah. He was buried in the Beam lot in the city cemetery.


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1930, p. 6
Frank Brown of Jefferson City, Mo., came up to Clarinda Friday to attend the funeral service of Ervin Beam, who was a relative. Mr. Brown was a former Clarinda resident many years ago, and found the old town greatly changed. He left Saturday afternoon, going to Sedalia, Mo., Enroute home, to visit in the home of a brother, Clyde Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffers, Hopkins, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. John Behm, Shenandoah, Mrs. Chloe Brown, Maryville, Mo., and Andrew Nelson of Kansas City, were out of town relatives who came to attend the funeral service of Ervin Beam Friday afternoon.


[Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1949, p. 7
Sarah W Bridgewater - Sarah Jane Williamson, daughter of John and Ann Williamson, was horn in Mayhill, Ohio, March 22, 1867, and died June 11, 1949, at the age ot 82, after months of illness.

She dedicated herself to the Lord early in life

On Oct 23, 1888, she was united in marriage to Jonathan Rice Bridgewater at   Marshall, Mo.

To this union were born two daughters. Mrs Francis Kinsey of College Springs, Mrs Ray Belter of Portland, Ore, and three sons, Roy of Springfield, Mo, Ivan and Raymond of Hopkins, Mo

Surviving are her husband and children, three sisters, Mrs Matt Riley, Lexington, Mo; Mrs Ella Sloan, Clearmont, Mo, and Mrs Rufus McCarley of Kansas City Kan, one brother, Samuel Williamson of Visalia, Calif, 21 grandchildren and 21   great grandchildren.

Three brothers, William, Stewart and John, and one sister, Mary, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 13, at the College Springs Church of God, with Rev. Pierson Van Norman, pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev Lewis of the Baptist church of Hopkins, Mo. Pallbearers were grandsons, Ralph, Earl and Eldon Bridgewater of Hopkins, Mo., Glen, Harold and Donald Bridgewater of Springfield, Mo. Flower girls were her granddaughter and great granddaughters.

Interment was in College Springs cemetery.


Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1949, p. 7
Margaret Etta Burton - Margaret Etta Burton, formerly of Farragut, died at her home in Aurora, Nebr., June   18, after an illness of several years.

Mrs Burton was a member of the Christian church. She was the daughter of Mary Beninga and Henry Kramer and was born Feb 13, 1895, at Armstrong, Iowa, Her parents and grandparents were long residents of Butler county She was married to G Ray Burton in 1913

Survivors are her husband Ray, of Aurora, Nebr, three daughters. Mrs Maxine Gillespie of Tetone, Idaho, Mrs Mary Louise Schultz of Mason City; Mrs De Maries Hill of Pueblo, Colo; two sons, Cramer Burton and Robert William Burton ot Aurora, Nebr, two sisters, Mrs Iva Gillham of Veronia Ore, Mrs Cora M Cook; of Kansas City, Mo, and one brother, George W Cramer of Alden, eight grandchildren and a host of friends.

Services were held at the Woods Funeral home in Aurora, Rev Dorrance officiating Burial was in the Washington cemetery


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1946, p. 5
Mr John P Eitzen - John P Eitzen, son of Jacob and Anna Eitzen, was born near Coin, Iowa, on Aug 27, 1884 as the second to the oldest child of a family of 10 children. He died at his home near Bethesda March 25, 1946.

Already in earliest childhood he received the blessing of holy Baptism at the hand of a former pastor of Immanuel's, the Rev C F Brandt.

Later in life he renewed his baptismal covenant at the time of his confirmation, which took place at the   Yorktown    Lutheran    church when Rev T Meyer was his pastor.

On Feb 20, 1908, he was united in holy wedlock with Lucinda Hartstack, Rev C H Jaebker performing the   ceremony.

Four children were born to this union, namely Ernest, Ruth, Paul and Dale, Paul preceding his father in death at the age of 7 years

Since   his   marriage   to   Lucinda Hartstack    Mr   Eitzen   associated with the Immanuel Lutheran congregation northwest   of   here, remaining a faithful member during all   these   years    He   also   held   a membership in the Voter's Assembly.

On Monday of March 25th, about noon, he went out to the barn to perform some urgent work about the place and when he did not return for the noon meal the family became alarmed and decided to search for him His body was found in the barn by his son, Dale, pharmacist-mate in the Navy, who had only recently returned on a leave Mr Eitzen's death came to him by means of a sudden heart-stroke His age at the time of death was 6l years, 6 months and 23 days.

Mr Eitzen has lived in the Bethesda community for years, engaged in farming. Although his health was not the best of late years, he nevertheless continued in his profession as best as he was able He was of a kind and patient disposition and was always ready to help where help was needed He cared   for   his   aged   father-in-law during his last bedfast years and only recently tenderly nurtured two of his grandsons when their mother was suddenly [?] A special happy day came to him when on [the] Sunday before his death all the children could be home with him, including his son Dale who had been from home for a year and four months.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran church Rev. F. Kreutz officiating. In what esteem Mr. Eitzen was held in this community can be readily understood by the attendance on Wednesday afternoon the large church being filled to capacity. Special hymns were rendered by the Parochial school children and then interment was made at the local cemetery.

Surviving is his wife, Lucinda, three children, Ernest of College Springs, Ruth, Mrs. Edgar Hillman of Essex, Iowa, and Dale on leave from the Navy, Mr Edgar Hillman, a son-in-law, and Mrs. Ernest Eitzen, a daughter-in-law Also three sisters and four brothers, Rose, Mrs. Dick Roe of this place and Emma and Manda, both in California, Herman of this place, William, Harry and Emil, all of [?] Iowa, community. Also 6 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Forest Eitzen, Wilbur Eitzen, Herbert Rope, Irwin Hartstack, Leonard Webster and Harold Eitzen---all nephews.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1946, p. 5
Mary Elizabeth Goodman - Mary Elizabeth Wheeler was born near Janesville Ohio, April 9, 1856, and passed away at Omaha, Neb. March 20 1946 making her age 20 days less than 90 years. During her first year her parents moved with their family to La Harpe, Ill. In 1872, when she was 16, the family came to Page county She was united in marriage to W T Goodman Christmas Day, 1877 They settled on a farm adjoining her girlhood home and resided there until the death of her husband, Feb 13, 1939.

She was the mother of six children three of whom have passed away Marnard at the age of 3 in 1881, Ethel, in August 1940; Alva in July 1911 Those surviving are Frank of Coin Melvin of Perry and Lottie Good of Omaha. She leaves eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren

As one of that pioneer stock that broke the land, built the fences, set out the orchards, started the schools and established the churches she did her full share in building and developing the community She was devotedly religious. Her faith dictated what she said and did During a long and busy married life, twice daily there was a pause for worship in their home Her constant thought of things spiritual did not rob her of a quick sense of humor which gained her the friendship as well as the respect of all who knew her.

The promises of the perfect life, the gates of pearl, the green pastures, the Father's mansion need no refreshing at her departure for she quoted some of them daily. She leaves an eloquent sermon to the living as she enters the House of her Lord

Funeral service was conducted on Saturday March 23, in the Coin Methodist church, of which she was a faithful member for many years. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 13, 1939, [p. 1]

He and Wife Had Celebrated Sixty Years of Wedded Life On Christmas

Coin (Special) – William T Goodman, 83, died at his home in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood this Monday morning at 8:10 o'clock, unable to   throw off the illness which has been causing poor health since   November   and   which   kept him bedfast in recent weeks.

The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Coin to which church he was an officer for many years and attended until his illness. Rev W M Doughty, pastor of the church, will be in charge.

He leaves his wife, with whom he has lived for over 61 years. They were married on Christmas day in 1877, went directly to their home for the very first meal, and have lived there during the entire time since. The farm is northwest of Coin.

Besides his widow, five children survive, including Mrs Lottie Good of Omaha; Frank on a farm in this vicinity, Melvin of Perry, Ethel, a nurse who has been able to care for the parent during his illness, and Alva of Clarinda.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 30, 1952, [p. 1]
Deceased former Clarindan; Burial Rites in Denver, Colo
Mrs C T Hill died last weekend at the home of her son, William Ray Hill in Alameda, Calif. Burial was this Monday afternoon in Denver, Colo.

Mrs Hill was preceded in death by her husband in 1940. The one son, William Ray, survives.

Both Mrs Hill and her husband were Clarinda residents for many years. Mrs Hill is the former Elizabeth Grovesnor. News of the death was received here by Mrs Ed Hill.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 5,, 1930, [p. 1]
Oldest Man in Page County, Ia., Is Dead at 105
Henry Homewood, a native of Sussex, England, claimed to be the oldest person in Page County, Iowa died Wednesday night at the Page County home at Clarinda at the age of 104 years. He would have been 105 years old Christmas Day. Concerning Mr. Homewood, the Shenandoah Sentinel says:

Too old to fight in the Civil War, the man who was born Christmas Day, 1825, was a picturesque, gray bearded character. Bent with age, though with a "cheerio" for all, he visited downtown sections and the radio stations for years. A life pass was given him at the State and Zenith theaters and he enjoyed shows. The microphone was a lure and frequently he would speak over the air.

At 100, he made a harvest hand shocking wheat with crews that called him "the kid." For a number of years before coming to Shenandoah he lived with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thiessen, Hamburg. Having a horror of homes for the aged, he insisted on paying his way as long as he could and worked until unable to earn a livelihood. Numerous friends assisted him with gifts.


Clarinda Harold Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 2, 1987
Houser worked for seed company
Funeral services for Helen Louise Houser, 64, of Shenandoah will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Shenandoah Congregational Church. She died Oct. 31,1987, at Gardenview Care Center in Shenandoah.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Rev. Ed Cox is to officiate at the funeral and burial is to be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.

Houser was born Aug. 6, 1923, at McFall, Mo, to Wilbur and Doris Davis, and lived in Shenandoah most of her life. She was employed by Henry Field Seed and Nursery Company for 20 years and was a member of the Congregational Church.

Survivors include her mother, Doris Davis of Blanchard; one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Glenda) Jennings of Chula Vista, Ca; two sons, Ted Houser Jr. of Shenandoah and James Houser of Coburg; two sisters, Mrs. Sam (Willa Dean) Boatright of Shenandoah and Mrs. Marty (Shirley) Gleason of Sidney; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Clarinda Harold Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1949, p. 7

Mrs Enock Newman - Funeral services for Mrs Hilma (Lilja), Newman were held Sunday, June 26, at 2 30 p m in the Bethesda Lutheran church, Hepburn, with Pastor Elmer J Johnson officiating

Mrs Newman was born in Chariton, Iowa, on April 21, 1S75 She passed away on Thursday, June 23. For the past three years she has been confined to her home, northwest of Bethesda, because of her health. At the time of her death she was 74 years and 2 months old

Together with her parents, she moved to the Bethesda community when she was an infant. They settled on the farm, which is now owned by her brothers, Charley and Victor. On April 6, 1890, she was confirmed in the Bethesda church, where she has been a member since childhood She was married Jo Enock L Newman on May 11, 1910. Her husband passed away on April 20, 1941 Her two children, Clifford and Cecil, lived with her in their farm home.

In 1912, shortly after their marriage, they moved into the Bethesda community From 1924 to 1935 the family lived on a farm closer to Stanton. In 1935 they moved back on the farm near Bethesda, where they have lived since. Besides her children she is survived by two brothers, Charley and Victor, one nephew and seven nieces.


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 8, 1924, p. 4
Lewis Wayne Phelps
Lewis Wayne Phelps oldest son of George and Daisy Phelps was born July 31, 1911 near Blanchard, Ia and died in the Hand hospital in Shenandoah September 3, 1924 following injuries received from an accident.

Wayne is survived by his father, mother, three sisters: Leota, Loah and Helen, one brother George Jr., and two grandmothers, Mrs. Emery Smith and Mrs. Emma Nelson of Northboro, Ia., one uncle Emory Smith of Northboro, two aunts Mrs. John Neil of Tarkio, Mo. and Mrs. Ed Erwin of Coin, and also one uncle Will Phelps of Michigan besides a host of friends.

He had a kind and loving disposition and was a favorite with his schoolmates and loved by all. He was a pupil in the seventh grade in College Springs. Wayne will be greatly missed in the home, by his playmates and by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 4 at his home and he was laid to rest at Grange Hill cemetery near Rockport, Mo. The pallbearers were his schoolmates.

Passing out of Shadows into Eternal Day, Why    do    we call it dying,  *Tis sweet going away.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1946, [p. 1]

COLLEGE SPRINGS (Special) — Mrs J W Reeve, 73, died at her home south of town Friday, March 22, after a lingering illness. Her husband two sons and two daughters, survive.

Services were held at the Methodist church Sunday at 2 30 p m. The Rev Hugh Jackson of Sidney, a former pastor, gave the sermon, assisted by the pastor, the Rev John Nye. A quartet furnished the music. They were Mrs Fred Hansen, Mrs Walter Harper, O L Cook and Walter Harper. With Mrs Durwood Jackson at the piano. Mrs Frank McCord and Mrs Clark Peery were in charge of the flowers Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery The pallbearers were Newell Christensen, Paul Farquhar, Roy Tompkins, Clarence McCowen, Ray Wills and Will Cunningham Relatives from a distance in attendance were Mr and Mrs Leonard Reeve and son, Cody, Neb, Mr and Mrs Leland Reeve, Pleasant Ridge; Mr and Mrs Floyd Goodell, Mt Pleasant, a brother and wife, Mr and Mrs D O Nelson and brother, Howard Nelson of Curtis, Neb; also a niece, Mrs Wilma Gorley, army nurse, who has just returned from Japan; Curtis Reeve, Trenton, Mo, a brother-in-law and two nephews, Paul R Howland of Des Moines and Mr Floyd Howland of Melbourne.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1946, p. 5
Mrs. W J Reeve - Emma B Nelson daughter of Tyra and Marrietta Nelson was born Nov 23, 1872, near Troy, Kan, and died March 22, 1946, at the age of 73 years and 4 months.

At an early age she moved with her parents in a covered wagon to North Platte Neb, later to a homestead near Curtis, Neb, She attended grade school, later receiving higher education at Nebraska Wesleyan university at Lincoln She taught school a number of years in Nebraska.

On Sept 10, 1895, she was united in marriage to William Reeve. To this union there were born four children; Hazel Davis, who has been living at home and caring for her mother; Leonard, of Cody, Neb; Aileen Goodell of Mt Pleasant, Iowa and Leland of Shambaugh. Besides her husband there also remain two brothers, Donald and Howard Nelson, of Curtis, Neb, and 13 grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs Reeve has always been keenly interested in Christian and civic activities, continually active in Methodist church circles of which she became a member at an early age. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Society of this church for 50 years. She was made a Life Patron of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa at the county convention last summer.

Last fall Mr and Mrs Reeves celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.

In spite of her long illness Mrs Reeve retained her usual patience, appreciation and interest in others, which was so characteristic of her throughout   her   life.   She   passes from this life with abiding faith in her Lord and Savior, who died that we might live. With her it can truly be said, "it is Night here but morning up there."

Services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. The sermon was given by Rev Hugh Jackson of Sidney. Burial was at Maple Hill cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1950
Obituary - William J Reeve
William John son of William and Orphana Reeve was born September 14 1867 and died in the Municipal hospital at Clarinda Saturday July 29 1950, aged 82 years and 10 months. He was born in a log cabin one-half mile from his farm home

He was married to Emma Nelson at Curtis Neb, September 10, 1895, who preceded him in death more than four years ago.  To this union were born four children Hazel Davis, who made her home with her father, Leonard, of Isabel, S D, Aileen Goodell, of Red Oak, and Leland, of Shambaugh He is survived by the four children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, also one brother Curtis, of Trenton, Mo, and one sister, Floy Merrilt   of Carlsbad, Calif

Mr Reeve was always active in church and community affairs all his life He graduated from the commercial course of Amity college He later served on the board of that institution He was a member of the school board of the College Springs consolidated school for over 20 years. He served on the official board of the Methodist church for many years, of which he has been a member since his youth

Funeral service was held July 31 from the College Springs Methodist church with Rev Clarence Woollard in charge Flowers were in charge of Mrs Newell Peery, and singers were Walter Harper, Fred Christensen, Bill Hansen, and Joe McKinley Mrs G I McKinley was accompanist. Pallbearers were Stanley Hansen, Newell Christensen, Lyle Farquhar, Ray Wills, Harvey Horning and Harold Mitchell. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 8, 1924, p. 4
Mrs. Joseph M. Tinnell
Rebecca Jane Philbert [Filbert] was born February 22, 1849 at Springfield, O. and died at Braddyville, Iowa, September 2, 1924 at the age of 75 years 6 months and 10 days.

December 13, 1866, when 17 years of age, she married Joseph M. Tinnell and moved to Salem Virginia, to make their home. Here Samuel Tinnell was born in 1867. In 1868 they returned to Springfield, Ohio, where Minnie and Edna were born. They again moved to a new Country and settled near Cincinnati, Indiana, in 1871. Joseph W., Sadie E. Jessie E. and Perry G. were born here.

In 1881, this pioneer family again felt the call of the frontier and moved to Braddyville, Iowa, driving across country with a team, spending a month in crossing the prairies.

At last reaching Braddyville, Iowa they settled to spend the rest of their lives, working and toiling, raising their large family and building up a loving home. 'Here were born Clyde E., Bertha Lee, Harry W., Lela O., and Hazel V.

Mrs. Rebecca Tinnell joined the Congregational church in 1875 at Cincinnati, Ind., and later joined the Methodist church in Braddyville. She spent an ever faithful and loving life working for her Lord and Master.

She was preceded    in    death    by eight of her children, Clyde E., Joseph William, Sadie E., Bertha Lee, Harry W., Lela O. Moore, Hazel V. Dilts, and Jessie E. Burnett and by her loving husband, J. M Tinnell, who died a little over a year ago, March 8, 1923.

She leaves to mourn her death, two sisters, Mattie E. Losey and Christina Hostetter; three brothers, Joseph D, Peter C. and William Philbert; four children, Samuel Tinnell of Buffalo. N Y., Mrs. Minnie Palmer of Stratton, Nebr, Edna Loughlin of Burlington and Perry G Tinnell of Braddyville, Iowa, twenty-seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 4, at the home two miles east of  Braddyville and     the body laid to rest in Birch Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1946, p. 5
Frank Truesdall - Frank Truesdall, son of Mr and Mrs John Truesdall, was born Oct 12, 1871, at Clarinda, Iowa, and passed away at the home of his sister March 12, at the age of 71 years and 5 months. His father and mother and two brothers preceded him in death

He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Otis at Clarinda, Iowa, on Oct 15, 1903 To this union were born two sons, John Oral and   Clelland   Edward

He spent most of his life in Clarinda. In the nine years and four months of afflictions he never complained but was ready to go when his heavenly father called. He read his Bible daily until his condition failed.

He leaves to mourn his departure his only sister, who has cared so faithfully for him.

He also leaves three nephews and a niece   John Kretzer of Hannibal, Mo    Frank   Kretzer   of   Columbia, Mo. Robert Kretzer of Clarinda and Mrs C L Smith of Wichita   Kan.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home by Rev Fred Smith   pastor of the Assembly of God   Burial was in Clarinda cemetery


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 8, 1924, p. 4
Ray S. Warden
At the     Methodist     Church     in Yorktown, at 2 Saturday afternoon was held the funeral services    for Ray Warden, who   has for     many years been a sufferer from asthma, and who made a hard struggle for life, but passed away Sept. 4th    in his home   north   of Yorktown, age 32 years, 5 months and    7    days. The funeral services were in charge of the Methodist pastor, Rev. J. W. Holliday, interment being    had   in Summit Cemetery     Many    friends attended the final services.    The following obituary   was read    at   the funeral:

Ray Samuel Warden, the fourth child of George and Matilda Warden, was born near Coin, Ia., March 28th, 1892. He was united in marriage to Miss Ona Loy, Jan. 22nd, 1913. Two sons were born to this union, Robert age 10 and Leroy age 8, who with their mother are left to mourn their loss, also his mother and sister Lulu of Cambridge, Ohio, who were unable to be present. One brother, Clark Warden of Brush, Colo, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Yearous of Miller, S. Dak., were able to come to the funeral.     His    father    and     one sister preceded him to the    better land.

He was baptized in infancy, and united    later with    the    Yorktown Presbyterian Church.    Most of his life has been spent in Page County, excepting one month in South Dakota, following his marriage and parts of the past two    years, which    he spent   at Independence, Ia., trying to regain his health.  He seemed to have been successful in this, having been able to carry on his farm work this past spring and summer, and made preparation for   another year's work on the farm.

His death came unexpectedly, although he had been a sufferer for a number of years. He passed    to his reward peacefully.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 30, 1952 [p. 1]
Stricken With Heart Attack Saturday After Mowing Lawn
BLANCHARD (Special)—Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church at Blanchard Tuesday at 2 p m for Joe White, 76, who succumbed to a heart attack shortly after noon Saturday.

White, who lived alone at Blanchard, had been mowing his lawn with a power mower just before he was stricken He had complained shortly before that he was not feeling well to Floyd Reed, who found him.

His son arrived rom Omaha Saturday evening. A grandson, Don, arrived that afternoon.


Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 22, 1946, p. 2
Mrs Minnie Mae While
Minnie May White a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Cash, was born in the State of Illinois on May 12, 1876 and died at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 9, 1946.

As a child with her parents she came to the state of Iowa and made her home at College Springs.

On July 14, 1901, at the Shambaugh (Church of God) Parsonage she was united in marriage with Mr Joseph White. Coming to Blanchard, Iowa, in the spring of 1902 they have made this their home ever since, living a happy life among us. She is survived by her husband and by one son, William Lester White, of Blanchard, one brother, Frank Cash, ot College Springs, and by two sisters, Mrs Peter Danewood, of College Springs and Mrs Kate Demsey living up by Gus, Iowa.

Years ago, she professed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour, was baptised and united with the church. Her life work now being ended she has entered into rest.

Funeral services were held in the Blanchard Methodist church at 2 pm on Friday, July 12, 1946, the pastor, John L Alexander, Miss May Bean, Mr Joe Tarrant and Mr Frank Ridgeway rendered three appropriate hymns.

Burial was in the Maple Springs cemetery at College Springs. Errol Smith, C L Heady, Jim Tinnell, M E Bryant, Frank Ridgeway and Aaron Smith served as bearers.