Obituaries
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[ARLINGTON, MARY ELIZABETH SHORT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 6
Mary E. Arlington – Mary Elizabeth Short, daughter of John and Esther Short, was born in Canton, Illinois, April 14, 1848, and departed this life at her home in Shambaugh, Iowa, May 18, 1930.

At the age of five years she moved with her parents to Ellisville, Fulton county, Illinois, where she lived until the year 1863, when they again moved to Afton, Union County, Iowa. In 1870 she went to Kansas where she met P. [aul] H. Arlington to whom she was married on December 24 1874.

In the year 1876 both she and her husband were converted and later joined the Free Methodist Church, of which she remained a loyal member until death.

Mrs. Arlington was a devoted Christian. While she was quiet and unassuming in her nature her life spoke for the Christ and cause she loved so dearly.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her adopted daughter, Mrs. Lester Kane, seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her eleven years ago.

Funeral services were held in Free Methodist Church at Shambaugh, Ia., conducted by Rev. J. F. Mudd, assisted by Rev. G. B. Ingram and Rev. Bertha Brown.

[ARLINGTON, PAUL H.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1919, p. 12
Shambaugh and Vicinity
Rev. P. [aul] H. Arlington passed away last Sunday evening after a long illness of heart trouble. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the Mennonite Church.

[ARLINGTON, PAUL H.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1919, p. 8, 10
Shambaugh and Vicinity
Rev. Paul H. Arlington died at his home in Shambaugh Sunday, Feb. 16, 1919, after an illness of nearly one year. He was born near Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1844. He was a soldier in Company E of the thirty-eighth Ohio infantry in the Civil War. He was married to Mary Short Dec. 24, 1894 [1874]. He is survived by his wife and his foster daughter, Mrs. Lester Cane. He was a Free Methodist minister. For the past six years [he] has been on the supernumerary list of that denomination. He has been living in Iowa for about twenty years. Besides having been in the ministry in Iowa he also has had churches in Kansas and Nebraska. He was a firm believer in prohibition and before his death rejoiced that the country was going dry the first of July. He had long fought intoxicating liquor and observed that he believed he had won his battle. The funeral was held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Mennonite church, Rev. E. Balenger officiating, assisted by Rev. F. N. Ahren of College Springs. Burial was in the Davis cemetery.

[BAYLESS, EMMA GRACE EBY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 27, 1976, p. 10
Grace Bayless died Friday pm
COIN – Services for Emma Grace Bayless, 84, were held this Monday morning at the Coin United Methodist Church following [a] three week stay in the Shenandoah hospital and her death Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Houser cemetery at Northboro.

Mrs Bayless was a lifelong resident of the Coin area. She was born Sept 19, 1892 near Blanchard, the daughter of George Beaman and Sarah Jane Burns Eby.

In recent years she has been news writer for the Coin vicinity in the Clarinda Herald Journal and Shenandoah Sentinel.

She was educated in the Blanchard schools and graduated in 1912. Her home has shown her interest in flowers and she had been remembered with a card shower for her 84th birthday earlier this month.

She had seven children, including a son, Merrill who died in World War II in 1944 when the USS carrier Johnston was torpedoed.

Her surviving sons are William C of Elmo, Mo, Kenneth of Rock Port, Mo, and Frank of Cheyenne, Wyo, and her daughters Mrs Arthur (Mildred) Finlay and Mrs Boyd (Gwendolyn) Whitehill of Shenandoah and Mrs James (Mary Lou) Chambers of Council Bluffs.

She has 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Re Raymond C Lott, jr and Rev Lawrence P Fitzpatrick were officiating ministers; David Finlay, Darrell Whitehill and Byron Scotton, ushers; Mrs Mabel Haynes organist, Mrs. Garold Van Fosson soloist, and Mrs Dale Earwood, Mrs Jim Bolin, Alice Meskimens and Eleanor Burkhalter in care of flowers.

Honorary bearers were William Butt, Vern Henderson, Charles Brown, Don Armstrong, Errol Smith, Floyd Griffith and Donald Mauer. Active bearers were Milton Hovermale, Lloyd Jackson, Keith Gibson, Ed Burkhalter, Charles Henn and Leonard Winger.
[Note:  Her mother's name is Nancy Jane Burns (as inscribed on her headstone and in her obituary) not Sarah Jane Burns as stated in the death notice.]

[BAYLESS, EMMA GRACE EBY]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1976, p. 13
Emma Grace Bayless – Emma Grace Bayless, daughter of George B and Nancy Jane Eby was born September 19, 1892 at the farm home 2 miles east of Northboro and departed this life September 24, 1976 at the Hand Hospital in Shenandoah at the age of 84 years and 5 days. Most of her early girlhood days was spent on the farm; later her parents moved to Blanchard, Ia where they maintained a residence. Upon completion of her high school education she enrolled at Maryville State Teachers College. Her college career was cut short by the untimely death of her mother. She returned to Blanchard to maintain a home for her father.

On February 28, 1915, she was united in marriage to Olin R Bayless of Westboro, Missouri, at which time they moved to the family farm 2 miles west of Blanchard. To this union seven children were born: Merrill who gave his life in service in World War II, William Cecil of Elmo, Mo, Kenneth of Rock Port, Mo, Mildred (Mrs. Arthur Finlay), Gwendolin (Mrs Boyd Whitehill) both of Shenandoah, Franklin of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Mary Louise (Mrs James Chambers) of Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1939 she moved with her children to Coin, Ia where she resided till her passing. In her early life she was a member of the First Christian Church of Blanchard, later transferring her membership to the Coin Methodist Church.

As a young woman she belonged to the Queen Esther's and Rebekah's; in her later years she devoted time to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers.

All of God's creations were beautiful to her, especially flowers. She accumulated tremendous knowledge of species and the propagation of flowers and thrilled at the opportunity to share them with friends.

Her desire to help others was expressed in many ways, especially in doing for children. She will long be remembered for the delicious homemade candies she made to share with others.

After being confined to her home by illness she enjoyed sewing beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren as well as writing news items for the local newspapers.

She continuously strived to educate herself throughout life and to inspire her children and all young people to seek higher levels of learning.

She was preceded in death by a son, her parents and an infant brother. She is survived by 6 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Her life will always be an inspiration and blessing to those who knew and loved her.

[BEAL, ALFRED FRANKLIN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
A. F. Beal – A. F. Beal passed away Monday morning, Jan. 16th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. C. C. Klumph in Chicago. The body is being brot to Clarinda for interment, due to arrive Friday afternoon, when the funeral will be held at 3 P. M. in the Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Thutt, interment to be in Clarinda cemetery.

Mr. Beal has been very much a self-made man. Born Sept. 27th, 1849 in Union County, Ohio, his mother died when he was quite young and at the age of three he was brought by his father westward to Henderson County, Ill., where the family lived on a farm. The boy Alfred picked up his early education in the public schools, afterward attending Prairie City Academy, and at the age of 15 in order to gain further education, he was receiving $1 a cord for cutting up "cord wood" and piling it, as was customary in the days before the advent of the modern buzz saw. In 1869 he started learning the general merchandise business at Terre Haute, Ill., later attending Denmark Academy at Denmark, Ia., finally starting business for himself in 1877. He came to Clarinda in 1884, starting a general merchandising business, which he successfully prosecuted until his retirement and departure for the western coast. Doing business for cash was always his motto.

Notwithstanding his busy life while in Clarinda, he found time for public enterprises, being on the Chautauqua board, for years a member of the school board, and always an active Presbyterian, for years a member of the church finance committee. He was a Mason and a member of the Modern Woodmen camp.

When 24 years of age he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Forseman  [Foresman] of Prairie City, Ill., the faithful wife who survives him as do five children, the daughter, Mrs. C. C. Klumph of Chicago, at whose home he passed away, the daughters, Mrs. Wilson C. Hanna of Colton, California and Mrs. Marion D. Looney of Salem, Oregon being one reason for moving west, and two sons also are living, E. Clyde Beal of Spokane, Wash. and George Hamilton Beal of Chicago. The daughter in Chicago took her parents home with her while on a recent visit to the coast, hence they were in Chicago when Mr. Beal passed away. The Chicago daughter and the two sons are coming to the funeral here, the others having been with him recently and living too far away to come.

Mr. Beal was one of the "old guard" in Clarinda business circles. He has left an influence here that will never die. For many years there was scarcely an issue of the Clarinda Herald that did not carry the adv and photo of "Beal the Cash Man," his store being in the building at the north side of the square, which still bears his name. Retiring from active business, he went to Long Beach, Calif.

[DAMEWOOD, ANNIE JESSIE CASH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 5, 1956, [p. 1]
Mrs P Damewood Death Was Tuesday
College Springs Rites Friday; Children Come from Wyoming
COLLEGE SPRINGS (Special) – Funeral services are to be held Friday for Mrs. Annie Damewood, 74, who died Tuesday at 8 p m at the home of her daughter, Mrs John (Opal) Richmond, at College Springs. The Rev Thom Thompson of Tarkio will officiate at the Methodist Church in College Springs, the service at 2 p m. and burial following at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Mrs Damewood was the wife of the late Pete Damewood, and there are five surviving children, Mrs. Richmond, Mrs Francis (Marjorie) Aubert, both of College Springs, Joe D Damewood of Maryville, John Damewood and Mrs Violet Rouse of Casper, Wyo. A brother, Frank Cash, lives in College Springs.

The son and daughter from Wyoming are expected Thursday, although delayed by storm enroute.

Mrs Damewood had been in ill health for several years and was taken to her daughter's home in recent months for care. She had been in critical health for about a month.

[DAMEWOOD, ANNIE JESSIE CASH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 12, 1956, p. 4
Husband Still Lives
The death notice of Mrs Pete Damewood of College Springs was in error last week in stating that her husband was deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Damewood are long-time residents there and Mr. Damewood, 74, is very active. The wife was at home until two months before her death when she was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Richmond.

[DAMEWOOD, ANNIE JESSIE CASH]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 3, 1956, p. 6
Mrs. Annie Damewood – Annie Jessie Cash, daughter of John and Eva Cash, was born in Woodford County, Illinois, June 15, 1881. She died April 3, 1956, at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 12 days.

At the age of six she moved with her parents to College Springs where she lived most of her life.

In 1905 Annie was married to Pete Damewood of Siam, Ia. To this union five children were born, Mrs John Richmond and Mrs Francis Aubert of College Springs, Joe Damewood of Maryville, Mo, John Damewood and Mrs Eldon Rouse of Casper, Wyo. She is survived by her husband, five children, seven grandchildren, one brother, Frank Cash, and several nieces and nephews.

She had been in ill health for several years but grew critical the last few months and suffered a heart attack Tuesday.

Memorial services were held Friday, April 6, at the Methodist Church in College Springs, the Rev Thom Thompson officiating. Soloist was Mrs Bob Christensen, accompanied by Mrs Durward Jackson. Flowers were cared for by Mrs Ina Black and Mrs Clark Perry. Casket bearers were Warren Stanton, Harold Mitchell, Orville Meades, Harold Twaddle, George Hogue, Clark Perry. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

[DAMEWOOD, ANNA N. WELCH]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 8
Mrs. E. P. Damewood Dead
At her home four and a half miles southeast of this city Wednesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. E. [lvin] P. [owell] Damewood. She had been sick but a couple of weeks and it was a great surprise to her friends when she took seriously worse a few days ago and was called away so suddenly. She leaves a sorrowing husband and three small children, the youngest but a few weeks old. Also, a mother, four sisters and two brothers.
She was formerly known as Anna N. Welch, was born in Page county in 1866, was married to E. P. Damewood March 5th, 1895. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since sixteen years of age.
The funeral was conducted from the home yesterday afternoon by Rev. Ilgen Fritz.

[DAMEWOOD, ANNA N. WELCH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 2
Mrs. Eb Damewood died Tuesday evening at her home in East river township, survived by her husband, a baby two weeks old, and two children. Other surviving relatives are her brothers, W. B. Welch and A. J. Welch, in Valley township.

[DAMEWOOD, ELVIN POWELL "EBB"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, April 22, 1946, [p. 1]
Ebb Damewood, 83, Had Lied at Yorktown After Retirement
Ebb P [owell] Damewood, 83, who had been a Page county resident since he was four years of age, died at his home in Yorktown Thursday evening. He had farmed near Clarinda until 1934 when he moved to Yorktown, there enjoying his garden and smaller home place.

The funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home Saturday afternoon with Rev W W Bentzinger of the Clarinda Methodist church in charge. Burial was in the Davis cemetery south of Clarinda.

Surviving with their mother are Gertrude E Mace of Shenandoah, Eda Rose Damewood of Yorktown, Dell D Damewood, Glen V Damewood and Lulu A Apple.

[DAMEWOOD, ELVIN POWELL "EBB"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1946, p. 9
Eb P Damewood – Ebb P Damewood, son of Elvin and Nancy Damewood, was born in Du Bois county, Ind, Feb 13, 1863, and passed away April 18th, 1946, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 5 days.

His father served in the civil war and died soon after its close. When Ebb was 4 years of age he came with his mother and family to Page county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.

On March 19, 1896, he was married to Anna N. Welch. To this union were born four children, Guy, who died in infancy, Dell D [evir] Damewood of Elmo, Mo, Glenn V [ernon] Damewood of Clarinda, Iowa, Lula A [nn] Apple of Clarinda, Iowa. His wife preceded him in death, Dec 9th, 1903.

On April 17th, 1905, he was united in marriage to Emma M [aria] Dunn. To this union were born two children, Gertrude E Mace of Shenandoah and Eda Rose Damewood of Yorktown. There is also a stepdaughter, Myrtle E Perkins of St Joseph, Mo.

Mr Damewood spent most of his life as a farmer near Clarinda until the year 1934, when he and his family moved to Yorktown, Iowa, where he resided until his death. Early in life he united with the Methodist church at Siam, Iowa, and retained his membership there until his passing.

Mr Damewood leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two sons, four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, two half-brothers, Orie E Duncan, Collins, Mo, Omar Duncan, Bloomfield, Iowa. Two brothers, William and James H Damewood, preceded him in death.

Mr Damewood was a kind loving father, very devoted to his home and family, and through his kindness and willingness to help others, made for himself a large circle of friends and neighbors, who will miss his self-sacrificing way in making others happy.

Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home Saturday afternoon, April 20th, 1946, with Rev W W Bentzinger, pastor of the First Methodist church, Clarinda, in charge. Music was furnished by Mrs Glenn Miller and Ernest Winger, with Mrs Lois Alice Whitney at the piano. Pallbearers were Kenneth, Darrell and Ronald Damewood, Bob Mace, Dwight Newkirk and Wilbur Underwood. Burial was at the Davis Cemetery.

[DAMEWOOD, EMMA MARIA WELCH DUNN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1953, [p. 1]
Mrs Ebb Damewood, 81, Dies at Daughter's in Lincoln
Mrs Ebb Damewood, 81, died Wednesday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb, where she went recently to be in care of her daughter, Mrs Reese (Myrtle) Perkins. She had come from her home in Shenandoah to visit at the George Apple home in Clarinda three weeks ago when she became ill with heart attack and was taken to Lincoln to recuperate.

Mrs Damewood was formerly Emma Welch and has always been a resident of this area, mostly in East River township. She is survived by several children: Mrs Perkins, Gertrude Mace of Yankton, S Dak, Eda Damewood, who has been with her mother and Bill Dunn of Mineola, Ia. She was an aunt and stepmother of Mrs Apple, Dell and Glenn Damewood.

Mrs Damewood's funeral will be Friday at 3:30 o'clock at the Walker Funeral home in Clarinda. The body was brought back this Thursday. Burial will be in Davis cemetery southeast of Clarinda near the former Damewood home.

[DAMEWOOD, EMMA MARIA WELCH DUNN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1953, p. 22
Emma Maria Damewood – Emma Maria Damewood, daughter of Sarah and William Welch, was born December 31, 1872 in Hepburn, Iowa and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Myrtle Perkins, May 13, 1953 in Lincoln, Neb, after several weeks illness. Her early life was spent in Page county and for several years she taught school. On April 1, 1896 she united in marriage with G A Dunn. Together they made their home in Page county. On April 17, 1905 she united in marriage with Ebb Damewood. She was the last of a family of seven children and when a young girl she joined the Methodist church and remained faithful until death.

Mr Damewood preceded her in death April 18, 1946, also one daughter died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing seven children, William Dunn of Mineola, Iowa; Mrs Myrtle Perkins of Lincoln, Neb; Mrs Gertrude Mace of Yankton, S D; Eda Damewood of Shenandoah, Iowa; Dell Damewood, Glenn Damewood and Mrs Lulu Apple, all of Clarinda; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, besides other relatives and friends. She was a wonderful mother and showed her love by keeping in touch always with those she loved and held most dear.

Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral home at 3:30 p m Friday, May 15, 1953, with Rev Wauneita McConnell in charge. Music was by Aletha Hutchings at the console of the organ. Casket bearers were Bob Mace, Kenneth Damewood, Darrel Damewood, Ronald Damewood, Darwin Damewood and Robert Hamm. Burial was in the Davis cemetery.

[DAMEWOOD, PETER ELBERT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1956, p. 7
Peter Damewood – Peter Elbert Damewood, son of Nathan and Hannah Bebout Damewood, was born Aug 19, 1881, near Siam, Ia, and died May 2, 1956, at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, at the age of 74 years.

On Nov 28, 1901, he was married to Annie Jessie Cash. To this union five children were born. He is survived by his children, Mrs John Richmond and Mrs Francis Aubert of College Springs, Joe Damewood and Mrs Eldon Rouse of Casper, Wyo; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Herb Damewood of Braddyville, G A Damewood of Chicago, Ill; a sister, Mrs Maude Townsend of Des Moines; several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death in infancy. His wife Annie died April 3, just four weeks before his death.

He came to College Springs soon after his marriage and lived in and near College Springs most of his married life. He engaged in farm work for a while and later in county bridge and road work. He devotedly cared for his invalid wife for five years until her last illness.

Memorial services were held Sunday, May 6, at the Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev Thom Thompson, assisted by Dr Ray Davis. Music was furnished by the men's quartet composed of Bob and Fred Christensen, Merlin Hamm and Dwight Lewis, accompanied at the piano by Mrs Durward Jackson. Flowers were cared for by Mrs Ina Black and Mrs Clark Perry. Casket bearers were George Hogue, Warren Stanton, Orville Meades, Charles Cozad, Vivian Smith and Clark Perry. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

[DAVISON, ORVILLE IRA]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 6
Orville I. Davison – Orville I. [ra] Davison was 57 years old, born in Page county, Iowa, March 14, 1873. He lived there until he was 25 years old, then coming to The Dalles, Oregon, where he spent two years. In 1900 he went to Alaska, spending one season. Then coming back to Shearer Bridge, Oregon, he went into the sheep business, remaining there until 1904, when he moved to Barnes, Oregon, going into the stock business. He lived at Barnes until 1918. From there he moved to his late home at Prineville, Oregon.

He was married to Miss Maria Whittaker of Omaha, Nebr., Feb. 10, 1915. To this union one son, Donald Davison, was born, April 23, 1917.

His father and mother have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and son, three sisters, and a stepmother, Mrs. Estella Evert of Prineville, Oregon, Mrs. Ollie Kelley, Mrs. Ethel Hamm, and Mrs. Mary Davison, all of Clarinda, Iowa, all of whom were able to be present at the short funeral services held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, at Old Memory cemetery, conducted by the Methodist pastor, Dr. D. J. Shenton, shortly after the arrival of the remains in Clarinda.

[DOUTHIRT, JAMES ALEXANDER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1956, p. 7
James Douthirt – James Alexander Douthirt, son of William and Anna Douthirt, was born Aug 11, 1882, in Atchison County, Mo, and died May 3, 1956, at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Ia.

His father and mother were early settlers of this county. At an early age he was baptized in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Long Branch Congregation. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to a farm two miles south of Blanchard, Ia, in the Hazel Grove community.

In 1908 he was married to Hyle Busher, a school mate of the same community. After marriage they moved to the farm where they have resided for over 48 years.

His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, two sons, one sister, two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral service was held at the Blanchard Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5, 1956, in charge of the Rev Garold B Noland. Singers were Miss Jean Miller and Mrs Carl Davis, pianist was Mrs Grace Huffaker. The flowers were cared for by Mrs Jack Rightsell, Mrs Chalmers Kelly and Mrs Fred Beck. Pallbearers were George Bacon, Henry Harness, Chalmers Kelly, Jack Rightsell, Carl Ulmer and Milo Francis. Interment was in the Blanchard Cemetery.

[DOWNING, ABNER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 6
Abner Downing – Abner Downing, son of Wm. and Deborah Downing, passed away at his home in Clarinda, Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.

He was born in Waverly, Ohio, and came to this country as a young man, first coming to Red Oak, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming. From there he went to Essex, Iowa, where, for many years he was a bridge builder for the county.

He was married to Anna Pendergraft, of Hepburn, Iowa, and to this union one child was born.

In later years he was employed by the railroad company until the time of his last illness nine years ago.

He is survived by his wife and son, T. C. Downing of St. Joseph, Mo.; two grandchildren, Charles and Billy Downing; one sister, Mrs. Alice Clark of Clarinda; two brothers, Wm. Downing of Deepwater, Mo. and Ike Downing, of Savannah, Mo. The remains were laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery, Tuesday afternoon.

He was known for his patience and his cheery disposition, also his many kindness to others, and his friends were numbered by the people who knew him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Walker Funeral Home in charge of Dr. D. J. Shenton, Methodist pastor.

[EBY, GEORGE BEEMAN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1937, [p. 1]
Oldest I. O. O. F. In Iowa Dies
Burial at Blanchard Monday; Was Lodge Man 63 Years
Blanchard (Special) --- Saturday evening word was received that George Eby was very low at his home west of here and news of his death came at nine o'clock Sunday morning. He was over 91 years old, and had been an Odd Fellow for 61 years, the oldest member in the state.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2:30 Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. M. Doughty. Interment in the Houser cemetery northwest of town. Odd Fellows had charge of the service at the cemetery.

He was one of the oldest settlers of this community, and the oldest person living near here. He was born Feb. [2]3, 1846, at Laurelville, Ohio. When only four years old his parents moved to Illinois where he grew to manhood and took care of them as long as they lived.

On Oct. 15, 1885, he was married to Miss Jane Burns and moved to Iowa a year later buying a farm 2 ½ miles northwest of town where he lived most of the time, moving to Blanchard a few years, where his wife passed away. One son died in infancy.

When he died he was living with his only daughter, Mrs. Grace Bayliss. Mr. Eby had the reputation of being a good, honest man, always ready to help when needed, a good husband and father. He leaves his daughter and seven grandchildren to mourn his death.

[EBY, GEORGE BEEMAN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1937, p. 5
George Eby – George Beeman Eby was born Feb. 23, 1846, at Laurelville, Ohio, and passed away Nov. 7th, 1937, near Northboro, Iowa, at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 14 days.

At the age of 4 he moved with his parents to Stark, Ill., where he grew to manhood. On Oct. 15th, 1885, he was married to Jane Burns. The following year he and his wife came to Page county, settling near Blanchard. Two children were born to this union, a boy having died in infancy and Mrs. Grace Bayless with whom he has made his home for a number of years.

When a young man he joined the I. O. O. F lodge at Princeville, Ill., later transferring his membership to Blanchard. He was a member of this organization for 63 years.

Mrs. Eby passed away October 12th, 1912.

On Oct. 15, 1912, he joined the Methodist church at Blanchard.

Besides his daughter he leaves seven grandchildren and many friends who mourn his passing.

[EBY, NANCY JANE BURNS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 14th, 1912, p. 14
BLANCHARD
The people of Blanchard and vicinity were very much shocked and saddened Friday morning when they heard the report that Mrs. George Eby had died very suddenly at about 4 o'clock that morning. Mrs. Eby was in her usual health when she retired Thursday evening and about 4 o'clock Mr. Eby awoke and heard her breathing strangely and was not able to arouse her. Before the doctor or neighbors could reach there, she had passed away. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Elder Merrill, pastor. Interment in the Houser cemetery four miles northwest of here. Mrs. Jane Burns Eby was born in Jackson county, O., Sept. 12, 1859. She was married to George Eby Oct. 15, 1885. To this union were born two children, the oldest having preceded her to the better world in infancy. She leaves a husband, one daughter, Miss Grace, a mother, Mrs. Burns, of this place, five sisters and two brothers besides a large circle of friends to friends to mourn their loss. She was a kind and devoted wife and mother and was always ready to help whenever she could. They have lived in and near here for a large number of years so have many friends who are grieved and extend their sympathy to the husband and daughter at this time.
[Note: Her name is given as Nancy Jane Burns on her headstone and her death date as October 11, 1912.]



[FINLEY, ROBERT MCCULLOUGH]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 20, 1899, p. 5
Robert McCullough Finley, whose illness from paralysis was mentioned in The Journal of last Friday, died the next afternoon, the 14th inst., in the eighty-second year of his age. He was a native of Ohio, had lived in Illinois and in Page County for about six years. His home, when he died, was just south of this city. He was twice a widower. His second wife died two years ago last March. Six children survive: John H., Horace A., Elmer H., William R., Mrs. Phoebe Pinkerton and Mrs. Ellen Karnagan. William resides at Rockford, Ill., the others in this locality. The funeral was held Monday, conducted by Rev. S. E. Martin of College Springs, and the burial was in the Clarinda city cemetery. The deceased became a church member in early life. He was highly esteemed.

[FLETCHER, CLINTON CLARENCE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
Clinton C. Fletcher – Clinton C. [larence] Fletcher, age 40 years, died Wednesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] V. [ern] Fletcher southwest of New Market. The funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment in the Clarinda cemetery. He leaves, beside his parents, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle McElroy, and a brother, Wilbur Fletcher.

[FLETCHER, CLINTON CLARENCE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
Clinton Clarence Fletcher – Clinton Clarence Fletcher, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fletcher, was born in Raphoe county, Colorado March 31, 1888. When Clinton was six years of age the family left Colorado and came to Taylor county, Iowa, their home for the following two years being on a farm in that vicinity. They moved to Clarinda where Clinton grew to manhood.
At an early age he became a member of the Christian church of Clarinda. He was a boy of sterling quality, ever living an honest and upright life. Nearly twenty years ago he entered the employment of McLaughlin & Sons paving company and continued with them to close of this season when their work was finished about the first of October.

On the evening of November 6th, 1927, he was suddenly stricken with a fatal malady which caused his death. During the entire time of his illness he was a most patient sufferer, never complaining, hoping each day to be better the next. All that loving mother and father, sister and brother and faithfulness of the tireless nurse could do was done to help nurse him back to health, but of no avail. He passed away at the home of his parents January 11th, 1928, aged 39 years, 10 months and 11 days.

A brother, Ralph, age one year and 24 days, preceeded him in death, July 12, 1891. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, a loving mother and father, one sister, Mrs. Clyde McElroy, one brother, Will Fletcher, one brother-in-law, Harry McElroy, three nieces, three nephews, an aged grandfather, W. R. Arthur, several uncles and aunts and cousins and a host of friends here at home and various places his work called him.

The task of carrying him to his last resting place was given to the boys who have been associated with him in their daily labor. Relatives and friends attending the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. Maria Fletcher, Blanchard, Ia.; Mrs. Myrtle Dietz, Omaha, Nebr.; Ray Cavender, Havelock, Nebr.; Raymond Arthur, Arkoe, Mo.; Mr. and Ms. Roy Arthur and family, Maryville, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Horel of Missouri; and Dan McLaughlin of Des Moines.
Funeral services were held at the home in Taylor county, with the Christian pastor from Bedford in charge. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

[FORBES, MARGARET JANE VERMULE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1956, p. 7
Margaret Forbes – Margaret Jane Vermule, daughter of Jane and William Vermule, was born Oct 6, 1884, on a farm three miles west of Bethesda, Ia, and died at her home in Clarinda, Ia, April 30, 1956, at the age of 72 years, six months and 24 days.

She was one of a family of four children. Her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Standage and Mrs Elizabeth Cavner, preceded her in death. A brother, George Vermule of Coin, Ia, survives.

Feb 26, 1902, she was united in marriage to William Forbes and to them four children were born, Alton of Yorktown, Ia, Leslie of Clarinda, Ia, Hollis of Shenandoah, Ia, and Mrs Harold Mitchell of Clarinda, Ia. There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The first part of her married life was spent near Page Center, moving to Clarinda in 1936 where she remained until her death.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and family, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brother, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held May 3, 1956, from the Walker Funeral Home with the Rev Lester Greenwood and the Rev J L Hunter in charge. Music was furnished by Aletha Hutchings at the organ. Casket bearers were Lloyd Cavner, Lawrence Cavner, Leonard Cavner, Donald Forbes, William Forbes and Duane Book. Interment was in Clarinda Cemetery.

[GAY, GERTRUDE MARY HOUSTON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1913, p. 3
ESSEX
The hearts of the people of Essex were saddened Thursday morning when a telegram was received announcing the death of Mrs. Gay, wife of W. [illiam] DeForrest] Gay, mayor of our city. Mrs. Gay had been suffering for some time with a growth in her throat and it had become so serious that the only chance for saving her life lay in her submitting to a surgical operation. The operation was performed Friday, May 18, by Dr. Sommers, at the Clarkson hospital in Omaha. She lived but six days, passing away at 4 a. m. Thursday, May 22. Mr. and Mrs. Gay have resided in Essex for the past sixteen years and the family have made friends of all their acquaintances. Mrs. Gay leaves to mourn their loss a husband, six children, De Forrest, Gertrude, James, Robert, Selwyn and Doris, three sisters, one brother and a host of devoted friends. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday at 2 p. m., and that spacious building was not able to contain all that came to pay their last respects to the departed. The sermon was preached by Rev. McClellan, pastor of the church and is spoken of by all as one of the most touching and able sermons ever delivered in our little city. The pallbearers were the members of the city council. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.

[GAY, GERTRUDE MARY HOUSTON]
Essex Independent (Essex, Iowa), Friday, May 30, 1913, p. 1
Funeral of Mrs. Gay Held Sunday Afternoon
The funeral of Mrs. W. [illiam] D.[eForrest] Gay, beloved wife of Mayor W. D. Gay was held at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon May 25th at 2 o'clock. The church was crowded, and many were there that could not gain admission, for it was a large concourse of friends who had gathered to pay their last respects to this lovely woman. The funeral was conducted by Rev. McClelland, pastor of the church of which the deceased had long been a member and he delivered a very beautiful and touching sermon, paying a splendid tribute to womanhood.
The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the Essex cemetery, born to their last resting place by the city officials who acted as pall bearers.
The following obituary was read during the service.
Gertrude Mary Houston was born in Denmark, Iowa April 7, 1875. Her parents moved to Burlington when she was but four years of age, moving from there to Creston with her husband, moved to Lamoni, Decatur County, this state where they resided till in 1897 they came to Essex, which place has since been their home.
Seven children came to bless this happy union, one little one preceding the mother to the glory world. The living are DeForrest, James, Gertrude, Robert, Selwyn, and Doris, who with her husband are left to mourn. Beside the immediate family are left one brother and three sisters, Forrest Houston of Burlington, Iowa; Mrs. Ella Palmer of Creston, Mrs. Bell Acres of Vinton, and Mrs. Englesby of Watertown, South Dakota.
In girlhood, Mrs. Gay was a member of the Congregational Church in Creston. After coming to Essex, she united with the Presbyterian Church and has always been a true and faithful worker, always doing her full duty. She passed away at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Thursday morning May 22, 1913, aged 38 years, 1 month and 6 days.
With her departure, the family lose a loving wife and mother and Essex loses one of God's noble women.
Mrs. Gay was a lady that was loved by all who knew her. In the home she will be sorely missed for it was that she was Queen always claiming that her first duty was to her husband, and her husband and children idolized her. Stricken down in the very flower of life just a time when she was so needed. Not only the family grieve but all of Essex mourns the taking away of this beautiful character.

[GUTHRIE, GERALD EMERSON]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911, p. 5
COLLEGE SPRINGS
July 5 – The death of little Gerald Guthrie, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Guthrie, living south of town on the T. P. Case farm, was very sudden and a surprise to all who knew him. The little boy had suffered a great deal during the past year with some trouble in his nose and head. About ten days before his death an abscess began to form which finally broke inwardly. So much of the corruption ran down into his mouth and throat and Gerald being too little to know how to get it out or to understand the necessity of not swallowing it. The poison quickly passed into his system causing a sort of blood poison which was the cause of his sudden death. Gerald was the older of Mr. Guthrie's two children and a bright little boy. He was very good and patient during his severe illness and his mind seemed bright and clear until the very last. The funeral was held in the Methodist Episcopal church on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Shipman. Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery.

[HAZELTON, SEBRA BEAMAN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911, p. 5
COIN
The funeral services of S. [ebra] B. [eaman] Hazelton was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lincoln Little, Thursday afternoon. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two sons and four daughters. Interment at College Springs cemetery.

[HAZELTON, SEBRA BEAMAN]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911, p. 6
COLLEGE SPRINGS
S. V. Hazelton – Coin Gazette: S. [ebra] V. [Beaman] Hazelton, an old and respected citizen, living east of Coin, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lincoln Little, on the evening of July 4. He was 77 years old and has lived in the vicinity of Coin for nearly 35 years. The funeral services were held July 6 and the remains were buried at College Springs.

[HAZELTON, SEBRA BEAMAN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911, p. 6
Mr. Sebra B. Hazelton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Link Little, last Monday morning, July 3d, at the age of 78. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Shipman, pastor of the M. E. church. Interment in south cemetery College Springs. Father Hazelton was a good man, a faithful member of the M. E. church and will be greatly missed in the home and community.

[HERZBERG, HERMAN]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
Herman Herzberg – Herman Herzberg passed away Wednesday night at 8:10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Nothwehr, living one mile north of Yorktown. Funeral services will be held at his old home, Ed Herzberg's, at one o'clock Saturday afternoon and then at l:45 services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Both services will be in charge of Rev. Mueller. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery.

[HIATT, LEWIS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 6
Shambaugh
Friends at this place received word the 1st of the week of the death of Lewis Hiatt of Stockville, Neb., but formerly of Shambaugh. Mr. Hiatt will be remembered as the son of Uncle Harlin Hiatt, who died at his home east of Shambaugh about a year ago. The cause of the late Mr. Hiatt's death being typhoid fever and occurred Dec. 2, 1903.

[HILL, EMMA JANE SPUNAUGLE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1931, p. 4
Mrs. J. E. Hill – Funeral services for the late Mrs. Joseph E. [arl] Hill were held Tuesday afternoon from the Harmon Funeral Home, following arrival of the body from Hyattsville, Maryland, where she had been making her home with her daughter and passed away May 8th, at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 27 days.
The services were conducted by Rev. B. F. Hall, pastor of the Clarinda Church of Christ, of which she was a member. Music was furnished by Mrs. Ona Scroggs and Mrs. Wilma Mosley Anderson, with Carrie Loranz at the piano. Interment was in the family lot in Clarinda cemetery, beside the grave of her husband, who passed away Dec. 27th, 1916. The pallbearers were Ralph Spunaugle, Harve Apple, George Laub, Clyde Johnson, Beach Akin, and Fred Scidmore of Kansas City.
Her maiden name was Emma Jane Spunaugle, daughter of William and Margaret Spunaugle, having been born at Weston, Va., September 11th, 1861. When a child she came with her parents to Parsons, Kans., and a year later moved to Yorktown, Ia., where she grew to womanhood. She was married, on May 25th, 1884, to Joseph E. [arl] Hill, in Clarinda, Ia. Their two children are still living, Joseph E. Hill, Jr. and Birdie B. Hill, both of Hyattsville, Md., which is just northeast of Washington, D. C., where they have been employed, making a home for their mother since a year after the father died.

[HILL, GEORGE G.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 10, 1930, p. 4
Former Resident Dead
George G. Hill, son of J. [oseph] E. [arl] and Rhoda Hill, for many years resident of Clarinda, died Wednesday at Kansas City, Mo. The remains were brought here, arriving Friday evening, funeral services being held Sunday afternoon from the Pruitt Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. J. Shenton. Interment was in Clarinda Cemetery.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Walter W. of Denver, Elmer E. of Washington, Iowa, Mabel and Helen. It will be remembered that Walter W. Hill was county recorder at one time and held positions of deputy in other court house offices.

[HOLMS, SOPHIA GRANT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
Mrs. Holms (Of Yorktown) – Sophia Grant was born at Smoland, Sweden, Dec. 7, 1852 and departed this life at her home in Yorktown, Ia., Jan. 16, 1928, at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 9 days.

At the age of 16 years she came with her parents to Andover, Illinois, living there some 2 or 3 years and then came to Page Co. Iowa where she has made her home.

She was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1875 to Charles Holms at Red Oak, Iowa. To this union 5 children were born: Oscar of Nelson, Nebr.; Mrs. Josie Winger of Yorktown, Ia.; Gus of Yorktown, Ia.; Mrs. Anna C. Haidsiak of Athelstan, Ia.; and Nellie E., who died at the age of 15 years. Her husband departed this life Sept. 17, 1909 at their home near Page Center, Iowa.

When a girl Mrs. Holms was confirmed in the Lutheran Swedish Church in Sweden. For a number of years she held her church membership in the Lutheran Church at Nyman, Iowa. She was a believer in God. He was her constant companion. In her recent illness she often spoke of soon going to be with her God.

Mrs. Holms leaves to mourn her loss one sister who lives near Essex, Iowa; four children; eighteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Episcopal church at Yorktown, Iowa Wednesday at 1:00 p. m. conducted by the Rev. Ernest B. Stewart. Burial was made in the Clarinda cemetery.

[JOHNSON, BARBARA ANN SCHMIDKONZ]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1957, p. 2
Former Clarindan Died At C Bluffs
Interment in Clarinda Cemetery Saturday for Mrs Henry Johnson
Mrs Barbara Johnson, 88, former Clarinda resident, died Tuesday at a Council Bluffs rest home after a long illness.

Mrs Johnson was born in Germany and came to Iowa with her family as a young girl. She had lived in Clarinda many years while her husband, the late Henry Johnson, was employed at the State Hospital. She had lived in Council Bluffs 18 years. She was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church of Council Bluffs.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Barbara Johnson of Council Bluffs and Mrs Martha McCorkindale of Long Beach, Calif.; four sons, the Rev Albert Johnson of Casper, Wyo; Theodore and George, both of Long Beach, Calif. and Carl of Medical Lake, Wash; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p m Saturday at the Meyer Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Interment will be at 3:30 p m. Saturday in the Clarinda Cemetery. Foster-Harmony-Williams Mortuary is in charge of the local arrangements.

[JOHNSON, HENRY P.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 28, 1938, p. 3
Henry Johnson – Henry Johnson was born November 2nd, 1866, near Copenhagen, Denmark. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Peter Johnson. Early in infancy he was baptized in the Name of the Triune God. After attending school for a number of years and receiving instruction in the chief parts of the Bible at the same time, he was confirmed in the Lutheran church in Denmark. He faithfully upheld his promises to the very last.

The days of his youth were spent in his native land and being a friend of nature study, he devoted much time to the study of trees, flowers, shrubberies, etc., in the forests near Copenhagen.

In the year 1883, being seventeen years of age, he sailed for the United States, coming directly to Iowa, living first at Alta. Soon afterwards, however, he found employment on a truck farm near Omaha, Nebraska. Here he had splendid opportunities for improvements along the line of his chosen work. After working for about one and one-half years at Omaha he accepted a position as gardener and florist at the Iowa State Hospital at Independence, Iowa. For nearly fourteen years he held this position, cultivating flowers and vegetables for the benefit of the patients.

In 1906 he came to Clarinda in order to accept a similar position as florist at the large State Hospital. Here he spent the greater part of his active life, namely thirty-two years he was the efficient florist at this state institution. His well-kept, beautiful flowers were admired by patients, attendants and hundreds of friends who visited the hospital. Having a thorough knowledge of flowers, he often served as a judge at county fairs and other exhibitions of flowers.

On August 23rd, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Schmidkonz at Independence, Ia. This union was blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom survive him.

Mr. Henry Johnson was an active Christian gentleman who earnestly endeavored to be of service unto God and his fellow men. He was not a man of many words, but what he said had value. He was a life-long member of the Lutheran church, and for the last 32 years he was a most faithful member of the local St. John's Lutheran church, being an elder and treasurer for many years. He was a cheerful contributor of time, good counsel and support of every good movement. Outstanding was his deep Christian humility.

During the greater part of his life he enjoyed good physical health and strength. About six years ago he became over heated and since that time his health began to fail gradually. There was nothing alarming until last Wednesday evening when shortly after supper a strange feeling came over him. Seeking fresh air on the porch he felt somewhat relieved; the attending physician considered the crisis was past but nevertheless, his last hour had come. Without any apparent pain he peacefully fell asleep shortly afterwards at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 18 days.

He is being survived by his widow, Mrs Johnson, with whom he lived in happy marriage for nearly 45 years and the following children: Theodore and Mrs J K McCorkindale of Long Beach, California; Reverend Albert of Crawford, Nebr; Barbara, Carl and George of Clarinda, and nine grandchildren, besides two brothers and three sisters who are living in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be grieved to hear of his departure.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at his residence on 1023 north 16th street and at the St John's Lutheran church by his pastor, the Rev T J Vogel. The congregation at the church first sang the hymn: "One sweetly solemn thought come to me o'er and o'er." The pastor had chosen for his text the words of Jesus, Luke 12, 27: "Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching; verily I say unto you that He shall girt Himself and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and will serve them." He spoke of the departed brother as a humble servant of Jesus and by his faithful service during his earthly life gave abundant evidence of his firm faith in the blessed Redeemer.

A ladies quartet composed of Mrs Wilma Meyer, Misses Norma Nothwehr, Emma Rurode and Marie Otte sang under the leadership of Miss Mabel Sunderman the beautiful hymn: "Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep; From which none ever wakes to weep; A calm undisturbed repose, unbroken by the last of foes." Many beautiful flowers, of which he was such a friend, were heaped about his casket. Mrs Paul Otte and Mrs Herman Rope assisted with the arranging of the same.

Although his relationship in this community is small the attendance at the church was large, showing the esteem in which he is being held by many. A memorial wreath in remembrance of him for Valparaiso University was presented by the Lutheran Laymen's League of which he was a charter member. The following acted as pallbearers: R J Nothwehr, J K Sunderman, H H Meyer, H D Meyer, J A Rausch and Henry Freudenburg. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery, there to await the great day of the resurrection.
"Jesus, Thy blood and righteous
ness
My beauty are, my glorious dress
Wherein before my God I stand,
When I shall reach the heavenly
land. "
The following from out-of-town were present at the funeral: Theodore Johnson, Long Beach, Calif., Rev Albert Johnson, Crawford, Nebr, Mr and Mrs Henry Schmidkonz and son George from Independence, Iowa, Mrs Hanah Retland of Aurora, Illinois.

[JONES, ROBERT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1913, p. 8
Robert Jones – Robert Jones, a colored man who has lived in or near Clarinda in Page county, for forty-eight years, died here Tuesday, May 27. He served as janitor for different offices about town, among them those of H. H. Scott and E. B. Westcott. He was born in Lexington, Ky., Jan. 1, 1830. His wife died in 1905. The following children survive: Henry Jones, Mrs. Matilda Lee and Mrs. George Jones, Clarinda; Mrs. Emmert Johnson, Kansas City; Mrs. Martha Reeves, Chicago; Joseph Jones, George Jones and Nort Jones, Clarinda and a stepson, Robert Banks, Clarinda. The funeral will be at 2:30 this afternoon at the Second Baptist church and the burial will be here.

[KINDBERG, JOHN I. M.]
Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 10, 1919, [p. 1]
Soldier's Body to be Sent From France
Stanton Call:
J. F. Kindberg received a card from the Government the first of the week requesting him to forward information to headquarters in Washington as to the final disposition of his son's body.

Mr. Kindberg had three choices: Leaving the body in France, having it interred in the National cemetery at Arlington or shipped to Stanton. He chose the latter and at some future date the body will arrive, and burial ceremonies will be held.

John I. M. Kindberg was killed by a high explosive shell on the very last day of the great war. He was drafted in July and received his training at Camp Pike, Ark. It was some time before his death was confirmed by the company officers and relatives had high hopes that a mistake had been made. However, a lieutenant of his company made a thorough investigation at the instigation of Rev. Elmquist and wrote in complete detail of John's supreme sacrifice.

[LASLEY, EUGENE "GENE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 9
A former Shambaugh resident, Gene Lasley, was buried Saturday in the Shearer cemetery southwest of town. He has a brother Sim Lasley living in Clarinda.

[LASLEY, EUGENE "GENE"]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 11
The funeral of Eugene Lasley was held Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Roland Lasley, near Hopkins. Mr. Lasley had been in poor health for a long time.

[LASLEY, EUGENE "GENE"]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
Eugene Lasley was born June 13, 1847 in Davis county, Iowa and passed from this earthly life at 2:15 p. m., Jan. 5, 1928, age 80 years, 6 months and 22 days.
On May 23, 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia A. [nn] Hamm. To this union were born eleven children, Vada, Jessie, Belle, Harland, Sim, Rowland and Clarence who are living and Rosa, Daisy, Martha and Charles deceased. Mr. Lasley united with the Christian church in 1899 and remained true to the faith till death. He leaves to mourn his passing, the wife, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Fine, Hopkins, and Mrs. Elizabeth Overfelt of Madison, Mo. Three brothers, Jacob E., of Springfield, Colo.; Wm., of Fairbury, Nebr., and S. K. of Clarinda, Iowa. The living children are Mrs. G. G. Baker of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Dale Fine of Braddyville, Ia., Mrs. Robert Davison, Harland, Sim and Rowland of Hopkins, Mo.; and Clarence, of Braddyville, Iowa. Also 26 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren.
He died at the home of his son, R. W., west of Hopkins, where funeral services were conducted last Saturday by Rev. Harman and burial was at the Shearer cemetery. Mrs. Wren Peve, Ellis Andrews and Paul Neal sang at the service.

[MCDOWELL, CHARLES ELMER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 2, 1930, p. 4
Chas. E. McDowell – The silver cord was loosed and the golden bowl was broken early in the morning of May 31, 1930 when the immortal spirit of Charles Elmer McDowell left the weary body and took its flight for the realms beyond. Mr. McDowell was the son of John S. and Joanna McDowell, and was born October 6, 1861 in Page county, Iowa. At the time of his death he was 68 years, 7 months and 25 days of age. His entire life was spent in Page County, the last 35 of which was in Clarinda, Iowa. In this time he was engaged in business, first in garage and then in an implement firm. He was much interested in all that transpired in the business and social world.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth Hollis on September 11, 1885. To this home one son and three daughters were given. Then the wife and mother was taken to her eternal home and Mr. McDowell was again united in marriage to Mrs. Mary L. McQuiston on June 8, 1905. The union abode in happiness for almost a quarter of a century and only death severed the bonds.

Mr. McDowell was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Odd Fellow Order of Clarinda and also of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. He is survived by his widow; his son, Clarence of Sidney, Nebraska; his daughters, Mrs. Grace Lubbock of Huston, Texas, Mrs. Nina Stiverson of Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. Mable Ringwalt of Sterling, Colorado; four grandchildren; his brother, Walter McDowell of St. Joseph, Mo.; his sister, Mrs. A. J. Beavers of Clarinda, Iowa; and two cousins, George McDowell and Mrs. Ernest Henson, both of Elkhart, Ind.

With these there are a large number of neighbors and friends who respected and loved him, perhaps quietly, but none the less sincerely.

As we go to press, the funeral services are being held Monday afternoon from the Walker funeral Home, conducted by the Methodist pastor, Dr. D. J. Shenton, interment in Clarinda cemetery.

Many will miss the pleasant smile and friendly greeting of our old-time friend and fellow townsman.

[MCDOWELL, CHARLES ELMER]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 6
Chas. E. McDowell Funeral
Most impressive were the funeral services for Chas. E. McDowell, held Monday afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home, where Dr. D. J. Shenton spoke words of commendation of the long and useful life of the deceased, whose Masonic brethren then conducted the impressive ritual at the grave, given by Ray A. Hughes. Active pallbearers were J. A. Wenner, Orville C. Greene, W. G. Dunn Frank Sinn, J. C. Beckner and Ellis Bradley, and the honorary pallbearers were Willis Wells, Norman Cline, George Sinn, Charles Miller, Perry Owen and C. C. Bullock.

[MAXWELL, ELLEN LUVERBY FINE]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 5
Mrs. James W. Maxwell died Monday morning and was buried from the Union church Tuesday. She was 38 years of age and the last three years of her life was a great sufferer. She leaves a loving and devoted husband, two children, mother, four brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.

[MAXWELL, ELLEN LUVERBY FINE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 6
Braddyville
Mrs. James Maxwell died at her home in Braddyville Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Maxwell has been an invalid for over three years and although her recovery was not expected her death came quite suddenly as her condition seemed no worse than at previous times. The funeral was held at the house at 11 o'clock Tuesday, the body being buried at the Shearer graveyard.

[MAXWELL, ELLEN LUVERBY FINE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, December 11, 1903, p. 6
Mission Ridge
Mrs. Jim Maxwell died last Monday morning from dropsy at her home in Braddyville. Interment at the Shearer cemetery. The family have our sympathy in their bereavement.

[MAXWELL, JAMES WHITCOMB]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 13, 1933, p. 3
60-Year Mason Is Given Rites
James Maxwell, 82, died at his home in Braddyville Saturday morning at 1 o'clock following a brief illness of a week. Thus marks the loss of another pioneer of the south part of the county. He had lived in the old Centre neighborhood, where the stagecoach once stopped on its way from Maryville to Hawleyville and probably the earliest settled part in the county. Had Mr. Maxwell lived until April, he would have passed his sixtieth year as a mason and a member of Plum Lodge No. 285 the entire time. His funeral is being held this Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Shearer church. He leaves two children.

[MAXWELL, JAMES WHITCOMB]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 20, 1933, p. 3
James W. Maxwell – James Whitcomb Maxwell, the son of Robert and Charlotte Judd Maxwell, was born near Savannah, Andrew Co, Missouri on Jan 16, 1852 and passed away at his home in Braddyville, Iowa, March 11, 1933. He came with his parents who settled on a farm in Buchanan Township, Page county, Iowa in 1853 where he grew to manhood and attained his education.

He was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Fine of Taylor county, Iowa, on Feb 18, 1892. To this union two children were born, Nellie May and Alvin Elbert.

[His wife died] thirty years ago and he leaves to mourn his departure his son, Alvin and daughter, Nellie May Maxwell and three grandchildren, Margaret Ellen, Don and Dorothy Maxwell and two brothers, A. C. and C. G. Maxwell and a host of relatives and friends.

He was educated in the country schools and attended Clarinda high school for two years under the supervision of professor J. A. Woods. Some of his class students were Dr. E. T. Farrens, Herb Scot, J. H. Alexander, John Widner and Raymond Loranz. At the age of twenty years he taught his first term of school in the Morehouse settlement, seven miles south west of Hopkins in Nodaway County, Missouri. His first certificate was dated Nov. 21, 1872, sixty-two years ago at Maryville, Missouri by superintendent A. McClusky of Nodaway County, Missouri. From 1872 to 1885 his occupation, school teaching. He taught in Nodaway, Missouri, Page and Taylor counties, Iowa.

From 1885 to 1900 he moved to Braddyville and was bookkeeper for the firm of Holten and Gray. From 1900 to 1911 he moved to Taylor county and was engaged in farming till 1924 when he again moved back to Braddyville

He was assessor of Buchanan township for a period of six years. He moved to Braddyville in 1924 and served as town assessor the past eight years of Braddyville, Iowa.

He was made a member of the Masonic lodge of Siam, Iowa, on April 14, 1873 and was the oldest member of the lodge.

He was a man who was willing to [words missing] whatever ready to meet his fellow men on the square and who will be greatly missed by relatives and friends.

The funeral was held at the Shearer church in his home community on Monday afternoon, Rev B Harmon of Hopkins Christian church in charge. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.

[MAXWELL, JANE TOWNSEND]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911, p. 5
Mrs. Jane Townsend Maxwell – Mrs. Jane Townsend Maxwell, wife of J. [ames] D. [orsey] Maxwell, was born in Andrew county, Mo., Jan 2, 1853, and departed from this life at her home in Buchanan township, Page county, Ia., July 8, 1911, aged 58 years, 6 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to J. [ames] D. [orsey] Maxwell in Andrew county, Mo., May 28, 1876. Moved to Iowa the same year and settled on a farm in Buchanan township where they have resided ever since, surrounded by a devoted and loving family. To their marriage there were born eleven children, three of these having preceded the mother to the world beyond. There remains to mourn their great loss the devoted husband and father, three sons and five daughters. Besides these are one grandchild, three brothers and one sister, who were all present at the funeral. Her life is deeply regretted by all, but her loving life in the home shall long be remembered by her family and neighbors. The funeral services were conducted by J. D. Corbitt, the Christian minister at Braddyville at the Shearer church and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery close by the church. The large attendance of friends indicated clearly that through her long residence in the community, had learned to love her for her good works and kind deeds.   J. D. Corbitt, Minister.

[MAXWELL, JOSEPH FRANKLIN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 7, 1952, p. 11
Joe Maxwell Dies At Home Monday
BRADDYVILLE, Feb 5 – Joe Maxwell who lives east of Braddyville, dropped dead at his back-door Monday afternoon. Joe, who was 73, was born April 7, 1879. He has one sister, Stella, with whom he made his home. His funeral was held at the Shearer church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock.

[MAXWELL, MARY ANNA "ANNIE"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 9, 1942, p. 3
Mary Anna Maxwell – Mary Anna Maxwell, daughter of John W [esley]  and Mary C [atherine] Maxwell, was born June 20, 1877, in Buchanan township, Page Co. Iowa, and died March 1, 1942, at the home about 10 o'clock, in Atchison township, Nodaway Co, Missouri, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 8 days. She had been ill for over a year.

She received her education at the Pine school district No. 6, in Page county, Iowa.

In the year 1900 she moved with her parents just across the line in Missouri onto the farm where they now live. Here she spent the remainder of her life.

Her father, mother and brother preceded her in death. The father passed away in 1904, the mother in 1930, and the brother, Robert, October 14, 1941, just four months and fourteen days before.

She has been a faithful member of the Christian church at Braddyville, Iowa, for a number of years.

She leaves to mourn her passing one brother, Joseph, one sister, Estella Maxwell of the home, and two uncles, A C Maxwell of Pickering, Mo, and C G Maxwell of Burlington Junction, Mo. A number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Her passing will be greatly mourned as she was loved by all who knew her.

Services were held at Shearer church Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a. m. Rev. Charles R Rowe was in charge.

[MAXWELL, MARY CATHERINE TOWNSEND]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, June 2, 1930, p. 8
The Maxwell brothers and sisters mother was laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery Friday. Several from Braddyville attended the funeral. The Baptist minister of Hopkins conducted the services. She has lived near Braddyville all her life.

[MAXWELL, MARY CATHERINE TOWNSEND]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1930, p. 6
Mrs. John W. Maxwell – Mary Catherine Townsend Maxwell, a well-known and highly honored citizen, died at her home 4 ½ miles southeast of Braddyville, Ia. on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock May 28, 1930, at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 5 days.

Mrs. Maxwell was born in Morgan county, Indiana, October 23, 1844, and was the sixth child in a family of eleven children. Her parents were Ellison and Catherine (Zimmerman) Townsend who were pioneers.

The family moved from their Indiana home in covered wagons drawn by ox teams, 82 years ago and located on a farm in Andrew county near Savannah, Mo. At that time Savannah was a little hamlet of log houses, the country being but sparsely settled. The heavy forest had scarcely been touched by the axe.

Mrs. Maxwell was only 3 years old when she moved with her parents to Andrew county, but she grew to womanhood on the same homestead, and on January 4, 1872 she was married to John W.[esley] Maxwell of Page county Iowa. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters: Robert E., Estella, Mary A. [nna] and Joseph F. [ranklin], all of Braddyville. These with one brother, Lewis A. Townsend, of Savannah, Mo., a number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends are left to mourn their loss, her husband having preceeded her in death May 21, 1904. Her ancestry dates back to the days of the Revolution, her great grandfather having fought in the Revolutionary war for 7 years under Nathaniel Green. When quite young she was converted to the Christian faith and united with the Missionary Baptist church; but in later years she united with the Christian church in Braddyville, Ia.
Funeral services were held by Rev. Gartin at Hopkins.

[MILLER, MATILDA ANNA LISSETTE RURODE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 3, 1956, p. 6
Mrs Herman Miller – Mrs Herman Miller, nee Matilda Anna Lissette Rurode, was born Oct 19, 1890, near Yorktown in Page County, Iowa, and died March 28, 1956, at the age of 65 years, nine months and five days.

She was the daughter of Frederick and Caroline Wehmiller Rurode. She attended the Lutheran Parochial School near Yorktown and after being instructed in the doctrine of the Christian faith she became a member of her home church on March 27, 1909 by the rite of Christian confirmation by the Rev F Meyer. She spent the days of her youth in her home community and with her two sisters and two brothers aided in the farm life of this home.

On Sept 16, 1915, she was united in marriage with Herman Miller. Mr and Mrs Miller established their home on the farm just south of the Brooke School in Buena Vista County and this continued to be her home until the day of her death. This home was blessed with four children, Donald, Ruth, Verna and Emmett, and one son who died at birth.

Mrs Miller was an active member of the St John's Evangelical Reformed Church and took an active interest in the work of the Ladies Aid.

She became ill March 24 and was taken to the hospital in Spencer, Ia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Daniel, and two sisters, Anna and Mary. Surviving are her husband Herman; four children, Donald of Barberton, Ohio, Ruth, Mrs. Ward Jensen of Rock Island, Ill, Verna, Mrs Lorne Joines of St Paul, Minn, and Emmett of Des Moines, Ia; ten grandchildren; and one brother, William Rurode of Lawrence, Kans.

Funeral services were conducted March 31, 1956, by the Rev Borz from the Baumgarten Funeral Home in Peterson and also at the St John's Evangelical Reformed Church of Peterson. Pallbearers were Arthur Nothwehr, Robert Donahoo, Wayne Casey, Eldor Sump, Raymond Mueller and Paul Plagman. Music was by John Dunkreiger and organist, Rose Plagman. Interment was in the St John's Cemetery.

[MORLEDGE, FRED M.]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1926, p. 4
Fred M. Morledge – Fred M. Morledge passed away early this Thursday morning, following a stroke of apoplexy. Besides a wife, he leaves three sons, John, Roy and Albert, and two daughters, Mrs. Tom Kelley and Mrs. Fred Schollian.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence, 209 N. 8th street, with Rev. B. F. Hall, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[MORLEDGE, FRED M.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1926, p. 3
Fred Morledge – Fred Morledge died very suddenly at his home last night about 2 o'clock. Mr. Morledge had not been feeling well for a few days, but last night was feeling fine. He went to the Clarks grocery store for a time in the evening. He had eaten a hearty supper. About 11 o'clock the family heard him up and upon going to investigate found that he had suffered a stroke. He passed away about 2 o'clock. Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, awaiting word from a son, Albert Morledge, near Cedar Rapids.

[MORLEDGE, SARAH STUBBS]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1931, p. 4
Mrs. Sarah Morledge – Sarah Stubbs was born near Trenton, Mo., Aug. 11, 1862, and departed this life in Clarinda, Ia., May 11, 1931, aged 68 years and 9 months.
She moved with the family to East River township, in Page county, Iowa, in the early sixties. There she was married to Fred M. Morledge, Oct. 16, 1879. Five children were born to this union. The names are John R. Morledge, Roy E., and Mrs. Bessie Kelley, all of Clarinda, Mrs. Daisy Schollian of Braddyville, Ia., and Albert R. Morledge of Wapello, Ia.
After her marriage she moved to Clarinda with her husband where she lived in the same neighborhood until her passing, a period of 52 years.
Two brothers and a sister survive her, John C. Stubbs, Harrisonville, Mo., W. E. Stubbs, Mound City, Mo., and Mrs. Mary E. Maxwell, Eldorado, Kans. Just one of these is present, W. E. Stubbs.
She united with the Church of Christ about forty years ago and held true to her faith to the end. Her care for her home, for others and her sickness prevented her attendance from many church activities. Her failing health has been noted during the past ten years, and especially so since the first of the present year.
She was a good woman and will be greatly missed by the family and the neighborhood who received so many ministries from her hands. She made a strong effort to always practice the Golden Rule—"As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."
Her children, brothers and sister, eleven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her large circle of friends and acquaintances are grieved at her passing.
Her husband preceded her in death March 11, 1926.
Funeral service was held from the residence, 209 N. 8th street, Wednesday afternoon, May 13, at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. F. Hall. Two hymns were sung by Mrs. Carver and Mr. Hall, with Mrs. Hall accompanist.
Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery. Pall bearers were Roy Herren, Mart Beauchamp, John Summers, Virgil Bryant, Lloyd Grimes and John Pierce.

[PARKER, FRANK, INFANT SON OF]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1913, p. 3
NORTHBORO
The infant son of Mr and Mrs. Frank Parker died last Wednesday evening, being eight days old. A short funeral service was held at the home Thursday afternoon, after which the little one was laid to rest in the cemetery east of town. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Mrs. Frank McLeod of College Springs was here Thursday to attend the Parker baby's funeral.

[REED, GLEN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 3, 1956, p. 6
Glen Reed – Glen Reed, son of Emma and Clarke Reed, was born near Coin, Ia, Jan 15, 1893, and died following a heart attack at his home in Coin March 31, 1956, at the age of 63 years, two months and 16 days.

In 1920 he was married to Alma C Clauson of Kellogg, Ia, who preceded him in death in 1936. To this union two sons were born, Howard of Blanchard who survives, and Gerald, who gave his life overseas in the service of his country during World War II. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a sister Vera and a granddaughter, Rebecca Ann.

On Feb 13, 1942, he was united in marriage with Hattie M Horel of Coin, who survives him. In addition to his widow and son, Howard, he is survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Roberta of Blanchard, one sister, Eva of Shenandoah, and three brothers, Clarence of Sioux Falls, S D, Fred of Shenandoah and Robert of Coin.

Mr Reed received his education in the Coin schools and was a resident of Page County all his life, except for a period of time spent in home and overseas duty for his country during World War I. Early in life he united with the Coin Presbyterian Church and remained a faithful member. He served on the Board of Trustees for a time and although unable to take an active part in recent years, he maintained a sincere interest in church affairs to the end. He was a loyal member of the Harms-Flowers Post of the American Legion for most of his adult life.

Mr Reed engaged in farming from young adulthood when he began with his father until 1951 when failing health necessitated his retirement. In this year he and his wife built a home in Coin to which they moved in February 1952. He continued his interest in farm activities, however, and one of his greatest joys, when health permitted, was to visit his former home, now owned and operated by his son, Howard. On the day of his death he, in company with his wife, had enjoyed such a visit.

Funeral services were conducted at the United Presbyterian Church in Coin April 3, 1956, by the Rev Herbert Thomas. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at Coin.

[RIGGLE JOHN HENRY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 13, 1899, p. 4
Dies At Council Bluffs
J. C. Riggle of Harlan Township Departs this Life Away From Home
While at Council Bluffs as a juror in the United States court, J. C. Riggle of Harlan township was Monday seized with a congestive chill, followed by pneumonia, from which he died Tuesday morning in that city. The remains were Wednesday morning conveyed by rail to Coin and from there taken to his late home, one mile south of Page Center. The funeral was held yesterday at 10:30 a. m., at the Methodist Episcopal church, Page Center, conducted by Rev. A. L. Bates and the burial was at College Springs. The Journal is informed that Mr. Riggle's age was 38 years. He leaves a wife and two children. He served his home community as a school director for several years, was an enterprising man and a leader in all public enterprises. He had lived on the same farm about fifteen years.

[RIGGLE JOHN HENRY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 20, 1899, p. 5
Tribute to the Late J. H. Riggle
J. [ohn] H. [enry] Riggle was born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 28, 1861, where he lived till he was 8 years of age, when he moved to Page county, Ia., with his parents. He was married to Miss Bessie Damewood, Feb. 28, 1884, and lived near Page Center until his death, Oct. 10, 1899. On account of failing health, he had been compelled to rent his farm for the past two years, but Sept. 19 he went to Council Bluffs as juror of the United States court, where he was taken ill with pneumonia and a congestive chill. Not being alarmed at first, he put off calling a physician until Monday evening, and when informed that his health was in a critical condition he requested them to send no message to alarm his wife and children until morning, hoping to be better by that time. On Tuesday morning as early as it was possible to get a telephone message through they were sent for but received word too late, arriving in Coin only to receive another message announcing his death.

The remains were brought home Wednesday morning and after funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal church in Page Center, Thursday at 10 o'clock, were laid to rest in the College Springs cemetery.

He leaves a wife and two children, Daisy, age 12, and Vernon, age 9, to mourn his loss, also two sisters, Mrs. Esther Myers and Bessie Marley, both of Page Center, and one brother, James Riggle of Bedford, all of whom were present at the funeral.

He was a most kind and affectionate husband and father, and a man held in highest esteem by all who knew him.

The family and relatives have the most sincere sympathy of the whole community in their time of great sorrow. May the Heavenly Father give to them such comfort as none but He can give.

[RIGGLE, MARY ELIZABETH "BESSIE" DAMEWOOD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 8, 1937, [p. 1]
Mrs. B. Riggles Dies At Home of Daughter
Mrs. Bessie Riggles [Riggle] passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Vermule, two miles northwest of College Springs. She had been feeling well Thursday evening at supper but had an attack of acute indigestion which proved fatal within a few hours.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Vermule home. She was the mother of Mrs. Vermule and Vernon Riggles [Riggle], the latter living in Missouri. She was a sister of Mrs. J. W. Hoskins and U. G. Damewood.

[RIGGLE, MARY ELIZABETH "BESSIE" DAMEWOOD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1937, p. 5
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Riggle – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Damewood was born May 11, 1861 at Hawleyville, Ia., and passed away Nov. 4, 1937, at 9:30 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Vermule, with whom she had made her home for 26 years.

She was the ninth child of a family of thirteen children, the father joining the army when she was a few months old.

In 1872 she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Damewood, to Clarinda, where she lived during the eight years that her father was sheriff of Page county. Mrs. Riggle was reared in a Methodist family and united with the church at an early age, doing the church work she loved, serving in the capacity of Sunday school superintendent for a number of years.

She was united in marriage to John H. [enry] Riggle. To this union two children were born, Daisy of near Clarinda and Vernon of Rocky Comfort, Mo. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. J. W. Hoskins of Clarinda; one brother, U. S. Damewood of Clarinda; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her husband died when their oldest child was 12 years old.

Death came to her very suddenly. She had seemed as well as usual in the evening, but upon retiring at 8 o'clock complained of not feeling well and passed away at 9:30.

In later years her health would not permit her to lead an active life and mingle with her friends, so she spent her time in the home, where her cheery smile and quiet ways will be greatly missed by the family and friends.

The son Vernon was unable to attend the services because of being quarantined for diphtheria. The funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Vermule, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1937, at 2 o'clock. The M. E. pastor, Rev. Wilmer Doughty, officiated.
A male quartet, composed of Earle Anderson, Ed and Arthur Henderson and John Shaw sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Rock of Ages." Pallbearers were Clyde Damewood, Arthur and Bert Myers, Ed Damewood and Lyle Jeffrey. Interment was in College Springs cemetery beside her husband.

[RIGGLE, MARY ELIZABETH "BESSIE" DAMEWOOD]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1937, p. 14
Attend Relative's Funeral
The Ivan Vermule family attended the funeral service of Ivan's grandmother, Mrs. Riggles [Riggle], who had lived with her son, George, east of Coin the past few years.

[RIGGLE, VERNON ROSCOE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 3, 1943, [p. 1]
Vernon Riggle, Former Yorktown Resident, Dies in California
YORKTOWN (Special) – Mr and Mrs Glenn Miller received word Tuesday morning of the death of their brother-in-law, Vernon Riggle, of Falida [Salida], Calif. No particulars were given as to the cause of his death, although he has not been well for the past two years. His widow and one son, Marvin, who is in the navy, survive; also, a sister, Mrs. George Vermule of Coin.

The Riggle family were former residents of the Yorktown community.

[RIGGLE, VERNON ROSCOE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 22, 1943, p. 3
Vernon Riggle – Vernon Roscoe Riggle, son of Mr and Mrs J [ohn] H [enry] Riggle, was born at Page Center, Iowa, Oct 15, 1890, and departed this life May 31, 1943, at Salida, Calif at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 16 days.

He spent his boyhood days on the home farm near Page Center.

On Feb 19, 1913, he was united in marriage with Minnie M Miller of Clarinda, Ia. to this union was born one son, John Marvin, who soon is to enter the armed forces as an aviation cadet.

On June 17, 1938, the family moved to Salida, Calif., where they have since resided.

Mr. Riggle was of a cheerful disposition and made friends where ever he went.

Left to mourn their loss are his wife and son; one sister, Mrs. George Vermuel {Vermule} of Coin, Ia. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 at the Sovern Funeral Home in Modesto, Calif. conducted by Rev Jesse Heath of Salida, Calif.

Pallbearers were Edward Nance, Ray Jenkins, I. C. Cupp, George Prickett, C C Connacher and Chester Ashford.

Burial was in the Modesto cemetery.

[ROBERTS, LINTON HARRY, 1903-1957]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1957, p. 2
Harry Roberts, 54, Died in Nebraska
New Market Man Hospitalized in Omaha; Funeral to Be Friday
NEW MARKET (Special) – Linton Harry Roberts, 54, a veteran of World War II, died in the Omaha Veterans Hospital Tuesday at about 1 p m and funeral services are to be Friday at 2 p m at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda.

Mr Roberts had lived in New Market for the last nine years. His health had not been good and while able he followed the occupation of barbering.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, his father and mother, Mr and Mrs Lint Roberts of here and five brothers and sisters, Elmer Roberts of Bedford, Donald Roberts of Omaha, Mrs A J (Vera) Mueller of Easton, Mo, Mrs Bud (Marjorie) Brouillette of Pasadena, Calif, Mrs John (Birdie) Butcher of Shenandoah.

Burial will be in Old Memory Cemetery.

[SIMMERMAN, SARAH JANE JONES]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 9, 1928, p. 2
College Springs
Jan. 7 – Mrs. Simmerman, mother of Mrs. W. O. Scott, was found dead in bed Friday morning. She had been poorly for some time. The funeral will be held this afternoon, a short service being conducted at the house at one o'clock and burial made at Farragut.

[SIMMERMAN, SARAH JANE JONES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 9
Mrs. Newton Simmerman passed away Friday, at her home on the Walter O. Scott farm west of town, Mr. and Mrs. Simmerman have been living in a house near the Scott residence. In the morning members of the family were unable to arouse her and found upon investigation that during the night she had slept away to her eternal rest. The body was taken to the home cemetery in Farragut for interment.

[SIMMERMAN, SARAH JANE JONES]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
Mrs. Newton Simmerman – Clara Josephine Jones was born on Feb. 28th, 1846 in Arkansas and passed away January 6, 1928 at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 9 days. When a child of 5 years she came with her parents to Madison township, Fremont county, Iowa where she grew to womanhood. On December 1, 1867 she was united in marriage to Newton Simmerson to which union three children were born, Cordelia Scott of Farragut, Charles Porter of Oklahoma and Effie Scott of College Springs. These three children with the husband, a sister, Mrs. Henry Vinn, of Riverton and 7 grandchildren, mourn their loss. When but a small child she became a member of the Christian Church, later in life affiliating with the Christian church at Farragut.

She was a continuous resident of Fremont County for 66 years, moving to Shambaugh, Page county, in the fall of 1927 and later to College Springs, where she resided until in failing health she expressed a desire to be near her daughter, at whose home she passed away.

Funeral services were held at the home of W. O. Scott Saturday, January 7th at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Pollock. Burial was in the Farragut cemetery.
[NOTE:  Sarah Jane or Sarah Josephine Jones appears to be the correct name based on the birth and death dates, name given in her husband's obituary, Iowa Marriage record, and federal census records.]

[SIMMERMAN, ISAAC NEWTON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 10, 1930, p. 4
Newton Simmerman – Newton Simmerman was born July 9, 1846 in Illinois and passed away February 2, 1930, age 83 years, 6 months and 24 days. When but 6 months old he came with his parents to Pleasant Grove near Sidney, Ia. where he grew to manhood. When he was 16 years old he entered the employment of the government and helped freight goods across the plains, making two trips, one to Denver and one to Fort Union, New Mexico.

On December 1, 1867, he was united in marriage to Sarah Josephine Jones. To this union three children were born: Cordelia Scott of Farragut, Ia., Charles Porter of Shenandoah and Effie Scott of Shambaugh, who with seven grandchildren mourn the departure.

Mr. Simmerman was a continuous resident of Fremont county 71 years, moving to Shambaugh in the fall of 1926, when they moved to the home of their daughter Mrs. Walter Scott. On January 6, 1928 his companion passed away. He continued to make his home near his daughter until he suffered a stroke shortly after noon on Sunday. He was in the yard when he told his grandson, Robert, that he was not feeling well and asked him to call the doctor which he did and then persuaded him to lie down. In a few minutes he had silently slipped to the Great Beyond.

Newton Simmerson was a man of quiet disposition, a great lover of music and flowers; the past summer his entire time was spent among them. He was a friend to man and his children and grandchildren will ever hold sacred the memory of a life well lived.

The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott by Rev. Wm. A. Pollock of the United Presbyterian Church of College Springs. Interment was in the cemetery at Farragut, Ia. A male quartet sang at the service in the home near Shambaugh and the Farragut male quartet sang at the grave where a company of friends were gathered.

[SMITH, GEORGE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
George Smith – A former resident of Hawleyville community, George Smith died Jan. 9th at the State Hospital, where he has been since Oct. 17th, having formerly been an occupant of the county home, but was transferred on his own request, since his wife is an inmate of the state hospital. The funeral is set for Friday afternoon. He was 63 years of age. The couple lived for many years in the north part of Hawleyville.

[STEWART, GUY]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
Guy Stewart – A former resident of the city, Guy Stewart, colored, died in the Covenant Hospital at Omaha Friday after an illness of a little more than two weeks. Mr. Stewart's home was at Ottumwa and was engaged in the business of trucking. Upon being taken ill, he was transferred to the Omaha hospital for treatment.

The remains were brought here Monday afternoon, the services following from St. Jacob's African Methodist Church and interment in Clarinda cemetery.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his widow and one child and mother, all of whom live at Ottumwa.

[SWISHER, ANN REBECCA KRIMER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1913, p. 8
Mrs. Peter Swisher – Mrs. Ann Rebecca Swisher, wife of Peter Swisher, formerly a member of the board of supervisors for Page county and a well-known farmer of Valley township, died at their home in that township, Tuesday afternoon, May 20, of valvular heart trouble. In the Villisca Review of May 22, the following particulars regarding the late Mrs. Swisher were given: "Ann Rebeca Krimer was born in Maryland, Nov. 29, 1850, and was therefore 62 years 5 months and 21 days old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Peter Swisher, Aug. 20, 1867 in Waynesburg, Pa., and in 1869 they settled on the farm where they now live. To Mr. and Mrs. Swisher eight children were born three sons and five daughters, six of whom are living. They are: Benton, Ernest, Clarence, Pearl and Mrs. Emma Carlson, all of Villisca and Mrs. Harry E. Bennett of Seattle, Wash. Miss Pearl lived at home with her parents. Besides the six children the deceased is survived by her husband and her aged mother, Mrs. Julia Krimer, who lived in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Swisher and their family are highly respected in the vicinity where they have for so many years made their home. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the North Grove church, conducted by Rev. G. W. Koser of the Nodaway Methodist Episcopal church. Interment will be at North Grove.

[SWISHER, ANN REBECCA KRIMER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 29, 1913, p. 3
Sunny Slope
Mrs. Ann Rebecca Swisher died Tuesday afternoon, May 20, at her home seven miles southeast of Villisca. She has been in ill health for some time and with patience and Christian fortitude she bore all her suffering. For a week before she died her family knew she was fast sinking away and her children were all summoned. They have all been with her in her last illness, excepting one daughter, who lives in Washington, who could not be with her on account of poor health. The life of Mrs. Swisher has been one benediction of her three score years. They have been filled with deeds of goodness and blessing with all she come in contact with. Surely her children have a rich legacy in the life of their saintly mother whom everybody loved. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Thursday afternoon and interment was in the North Grove cemetery. The floral offerings were exceptionally beautiful.

[SWISHER, JULIA]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, October 13, 1899, p. 4
Miss Julia Swisher Dead
Former School Teacher Dies of Quick Consumption
Miss Julia Swisher died Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Swisher, in Valley township. She was in the twenty-seventh year of her age. The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock at the North Grove church, Valley township. Miss Swisher was an excellent school teacher and a model young woman. She had taught in two or three schools in Valley, and as a teacher was well known throughout Page county. She possessed the friendship and esteem of a large number of people. Quick consumption was the cause of her death. Her father was formerly a member of the board of supervisors of Page county.

[THOMPSON, MARY J. DONALD]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, p. 4
Mrs. Mary Thompson – Mary J. Thompson, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. James Donald, was born at Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, June 9, 1843 and departed this life January 10, 1928 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Martin in Braddyville, Ia., at the ripe old age of 83 years, 7 months and 1 day.
On February 6, 1866 she was united in marriage to J. [ohn] C. Thompson at Fairfield, Ia. To this union three children were born, namely, Lettie F., James L. and Arthur Thompson.
They moved from Appanoose Co., Iowa to Clarinda, Page County, Iowa during the year of 1879. In the spring of 1891 they moved to Braddyville, Ia., where she has since made her home.
After the death of her husband on May 10, 1902 she and her son, Arthur, had made their home together, until about two years ago when she came to live with her daughter where she has since been cared for with willing hands.
She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter, Mrs. Lee Martin, one son, Arthur Thompson of Braddyville; one brother, John Donald, of Seymour, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. W. L. Borden of Birmingham, Ia.; and a host of relatives and friends. Her older son, James L., passed away Dec. 15, 1901.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Posten of Shambaugh from the Martin home Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. Burial at Braddyville cemetery.

[VERMULE, DAISY EDNA RIGGLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1963, p. 5
Mrs Geo Vermule's illness was brief
COIN (Special) Funeral services for Mrs George (Daisy) Vermule, 75, will be 3:30 p m Saturday at the Methodist Church in Coin following her death this Thursday at 3 30 a m at the hospital in Shenandoah.

She had been alone at home while Mr Vermule was in the hospital. She called a neighbor to tell her she felt ill and was stricken about the time the friend arrived.

The body is at the Harding Funeral home in Shenandoah until time for the service. The Rev I G Wilkins of the Coin Methodist Church will officiate at the services, including burial at Elmwood Cemetery southwest of Coin.

Mrs Vermule was formerly Daisy Riggles, born in the Page Center vicinity. She has spent her entire life in Page County, the later years near Coin. Her husband and three children survive her, including Mrs Marvin (Vivian) Schacht of Talmadge, Nebr; Mrs W Lyle (Maurine) Jeffrey of Ft Laramie, Wyo; Ivan (Mike) Vermule of Exira, Ia. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial fund is being created in her memory.

[VERMULE, DAISY EDNA RIGGLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1963, p. 3
Mrs George Vermule – Daisy Edna Vermule, daughter of John Henry Riggle and Mary Elizabeth Damewood, was born Nov 9, 1887, near Page Center, Ia, and passed away at the Hand Community Hospital in Shenandoah Thursday, April 11, 1963, at the age of 75 years, five months and two days.

She received her education in the local school. Daisy was only 12 and her brother six when her father passed away suddenly. The mother and two children endured many hardships as the result of Mr Riggle's death.

On Jan 4, 1905, she was united in holy matrimony to George H Vermule by the Rev Fletcher Homan, who was at that time pastor of the Methodist Church in Clarinda. To this union three children were born.

Mr and Mrs Vermule lived their entire life in Page County in the vicinity of Page Center and Coin. They have lived in Coin since 1938.

Mrs Vermule transferred her membership to the Coin Methodist Church and was devoted to her church, attending as long as her health would permit. She was interested in the welfare of her neighbors and family. Her grandchildren have always found a special place in her life. Her mother made her home with the Vermules for 26 years.

In January 1955, Mr and Mrs Vermule celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with many of their relatives and friends in attendance.

Surviving are her husband and three children, Mrs W L (Maurine) Jeffrey of Fort Laramie, Wyo, Ivan Vermule of Brayton, Ia, and Mrs Marvin (Vivian) Schacht of Talmage, Nebr; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends.

[VERMULE, DAISY EDNA RIGGLE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1963, p. 9
Services held Saturday at Coin church for Mrs Vermule
COIN, April 15 – Funeral services were conducted for Mrs George Vermule from the Methodist Church in Coin April 13. Rev I G Wilkins officiated with music furnished by Mrs William Smiley, accompanied by Mrs Roy Hayner. Pall bearers were James Bolin, Roy Sparks, Lester Olson, Everett Booten, Wilbur White and Kenneth Redinger. Flowers were cared for by Mrs Roy Sparks, Mrs Elmer Mascher and Mrs Lester Olson. Bill Mannasmith was in charge of the memorial fund and Mrs Stella Whitmore was in charge of the memorial book. Interment was at the Elmwood cemetery in Coin. Mrs Vermule, who was 75 years old, is survived by her husband George, and three children, Mrs Lyle (Maureen) Jeffery of Ft Laramie, Wyo; Ivan Vermule, Brayton; Mrs Marvin (Vivian) Schacht of Talmage, Nebr; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends.

[VERMULE, GEORGE H.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 23, 1964, [p. 1]
George Vermule died at home of daughter
COIN (Special) – George H Vermule, 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marvin Schacht at Talmage, Nebr. He had made his home with the Schachts and with his other daughter, Mr and Mrs Lyle Jeffrey at Ft Laramie, Wyo, since the death of his wife two years ago.

He is survived by daughters Mrs Vivian Schact and Mrs Maurine Jeffrey; a son Ivan (Mike) Vermule at California; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Daisy.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p m at the Coin Methodist Church, the Rev I G Wilkins officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery at Coin. The Harding Funeral Home in Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Mannasmith is in charge of a memorial fund.

Mr Vermule had been in failing health but his death was unexpected, caused by a heart attack.

He was born near Bethesda and had lived most of his life in the Coin area.

[VERMULE, GEORGE H.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1964, p. 2
MINERAL AVENUE, July 27 – Mr and Mrs Clark Cavner attended the funeral for his uncle, George Vermule, at Coin Friday afternoon.

[VERMULE, GEORGE H.]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1964, p. 9
Funeral services for George H Vermule were held from the Methodist Church in Coin July 24. Rev I G Wilkins officiated, with the Harding funeral home in charge. Mrs William Smiley was soloist with Mrs Roy Hayner at the organ. Bearers were James Bolin, William Mannasmith, Kenneth Redinger, Roy Sparks, Everett Booton and Merle Gamble. Mrs. Roy Sparks, Mrs Elmer Mascher and Mrs Dale Earwood were in charge of the flowers and Mrs Ethelyn Murphy cared for the memorial book. Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery. Those of the immediate family attending the services were Mr and Mrs Marvin Schacht and daughter, Talmadge, Nebr, Mr and Mrs Lyle Jeffrey, Fort Laramie, Wyo; and Mrs William H Meyers of Denver.

[WEAVER, WILLIAM HENRY]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1931, p. 4
Wm. H. Weaver – William H. [enry] Weaver closed his eyes for the last time at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Blanche Hartman, May 7, 1931. He was 72 years and 25 days of age, having been born April 12, 1859. He was the son of Adam and Sarah Weaver and has been a resident of Page county all his life.

He was one of a family of nine children. The father and mother, six brothers and one sister preceded him to the better world. He is survived by one brother, John, of Shambaugh.

He was united in marriage to Ada Knizley, June 2, 1889. To this union four children were born, three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Berringer of Kanorado, Kans., Mrs. Blanche Hartman, Mrs. Hazel Hartman, and one son, Dee Weaver, all of Clarinda, Ia.

He leaves to mourn his going his loving wife, four children and eighteen grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
He was a kind father, of a cheerful disposition and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services were conducted from the Church of God in Shambaugh Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by E. D. Young.
Interment in Davis cemetery.

[WINEINGER, JOHN CRITTENDEN]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1956, p. 7
John Wineinger – John C Wineinger, youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth Wineinger, was born on a farm in Mason Township, Taylor County, Iowa, on April 2, 1861, and died May 14 at the Municipal Hospital at Clarinda, after an illness of three weeks. He was 95 years, one month and 12 days old. He had three brothers and four sisters, all of whom preceded him in death.

He was reared to manhood on the farm and in July 1882, he was united in marriage to Virginia Johnson of the home community. To this union three children were born, two sons, Clyde and Charles, and a daughter Maude, who died when three years of age.

On July 21, 1889, he was united in marriage to Iva Reed. This happy marriage lasted for 67 years and he mourned deeply when she passed away in November of 1955.

In early life he was actively engaged in the well drilling business in which he was ably assisted by his son Clyde. In 1909 the family settled on a farm near Carter, S D. this farm adjoined the Rosebud Reservation where he had many true friends among the Red Men.

In 1945 the family moved to Braddyville where he actively pursued his hobbies of gardening and reading. He loved to see things grow and he always kept posted on current events.

In early life he was united with the Methodist Church and in later years he spent many hours reading the Bible trying to find the answer to the eternal question of life.

He is survived by two sons, Clyde of the home and Charles of New Market, one grandson, Earl, of New Market, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary May 16. The Rev Clarence Woolard, Methodist minister from Mount Ayr, officiated. Mrs Paul Stickelman was organist and the songs were by the Braddyville quartet, Paul Stickelman, Max Garrett, Mose Burch and Maynard Burch. Bearers were Bob McClure, Jim Wise, Stanley Stone, Claude Apple, George Yaple and Oral Moore. Interment was in Old Memory Cemetery.

[WOLCOTT, CHESTER CLARK]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1937, p. 5
C. C. Wolcott – Chester Clark Wolcott, son of Moses H. and Mary Burney Wolcott, was born October 30, 1851, in Louisa county, Iowa, near Cotter, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. K. Worrell, of Conway, Ia., on November 2, 1937, at the age of 86 years and 2 days.

He was united in marriage April 8, 1875, to Eliza Edmondson, who preceded him in death January 9, 1928, and to this union were born three children, an infant daughter who passed away in 1876, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Worrell of Conway, and one son, Glen Wolcott, of Wabash, Ind.

His early life was spent in Louisa county on the farm where he and his three children were born. He moved with his family to Page county in 1902 and located on a farm near College Springs. After spending many years here, he moved to Clarinda where he lived the remainder of his life, with the exception of the past five months, when he went to live with his daughter.

He joined with the United Presbyterian church in his early years and remained with this faith until death.

He was a citizen of sterling quality and will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives.

Besides the son and daughter, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary H. Le Pert, of Dubuque, Iowa; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at Walker Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Henry Orr Lietman. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Clarinda.

Singers were Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stone, and pallbearers were Frank Couts, Fred Wheeler, Jack Beavers, Horace Stone, Roy Ropp and Dick Walker.

[WOLCOTT, ELIZA ELLEN EDMONDSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
Mrs. C. C. Wolcott – Eliza Ellen Edmondson Wolcott, wife of C. [hester] C. [lark] Wolcott and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Edmondson was born in Louisa Co., Iowa, November 21st, 1850 and died at her home in Clarinda Jan. 9, 1928, aged 77 years, 1 month and 19 days.

She was married to Chester C. [lark] Wolcott April the 8th, 1875. To this union were born 3 children. The eldest, a daughter having died in infancy. Those living are: Mrs. Lawrence Worrell of Conway and Glen Wolcott of Clarinda

She had 5 brothers and sisters, only one brother now living, David Edmondson, of Arbela, Mo. Her mother died when she was quite young. Later her father was married to Mary A. Duncan and to this union were born three children. They are: Mrs. J. H. Rhea, of Colorado Springs; Mrs. J. M. Smith and Joe Edmondson of St. Louis.

Mrs. Wolcott was converted in youth and united with the United Presbyterian Church of which she has always been a member.

Funeral services were held from the home on North 12th St. Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Carl E. Person, United Presbyterian pastor. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery.

[WYMORE, MALLISSA ANN PETERSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 12, 1928, p. 7
Mrs. Elza S. Wymore
Mallissa Ann Peterson, daughter of William and Esther Schrock Peterson, was born Nov. 21st, 1844 at Jackson court house, Jackson County Ohio. Her childhood and part of her young girlhood were spent in Indiana. During this time, she was converted into the Christian Church and has remained a firm believer to the end. Later she moved with her family to Illinois and later still to Oskaloosa. There she was married to Elza A. Wymore on Oct. 14th, 1866. In April 1868 she moved with her husband to Page Co., Iowa, to the farm where they lived until her husband's death on Aug. 18, 1901. Since that time, she has lived at the same place with her children.

She departed this life Dec. 13, 1927 at the family homestead north of Hepburn at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 10 days, after an illness of three years duration. Thru this period of suffering she has been lovingly and faithfully cared for by her daughter, Josie.

She was the mother of eleven children, four of whom, Edgar, Carson, Jesse, and Frances preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss her children, Charles A. and Mrs. Geo. Wasson of Guss, Ia.; Mrs. J. S. Spiker of Phoenix, Arizona; Francis M., E. Josephine, J. William, and Lottie Ann, who are at home; thirteen grandchildren and two half brothers, Jacob Loghry of Gravette, Arkansas, and C. A. Loghry of Iowa City, Iowa.

The interment was at Rose Hill cemetery with Rev. O. L. Lawson of Cumberland, Ia. officiating.