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Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, March 24, 1896, [p. 1]
C. [alvin] E. [verett] Babbitt died at his home in the north part of town Saturday morning. He has for a long time been a sufferer from kidney trouble. He was taken dangerously sick a week before his death and suffered terribly until the end came as a relief. He was 59 years of age and had been a resident of this place since 1869 and was always known as a genial and obliging citizen. He leaves a wife and three grown children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday at 3 p. m. by Rev. Rosenberger. The remains were laid away in the West cemetery.

[BABBIT, MARY LAUGHLIN, 1808 - 1892] 
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p. 8
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Old Mrs. Babbit, mother of our fellow townsman Mr. Babbit, died from the effects of la grippe and her funeral was held in the Congregational church Monday afternoon. Her body was interred in the western cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, May 4, 1900, p. 6
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Last Sunday afternoon the funeral of Mrs. Mary J. [ane] Babbitt took place from the Methodist Episcopal church in this place. For some time she had been living with a married daughter in Nebraska and was thought to be better until a short time previous to her death. Mrs. Babbitt came to College Springs with her husband in 1869 and has been a member of the Congregational church ever since. She leaves three children and many friends to mourn her loss, Mr. Babbitt having died several years ago.

[BEERY, SARAH BLOSSER, 1826 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p. 4
DIED, Wednesday, Jan. 6, '92, at her home one-half mile south of Shambaugh, Mrs. Sarah Beery, wife of P.[eter]  B. [losser] Beery, aged 65 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Beery were married in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Aug. 14, 1845, soon removed to Indiana and in 1856 moved to Page county, Iowa. Mrs. Beery was a member of the church of God. She had been afflicted with asthma for some years and death came very suddenly. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Buckner at the M. E. church in Shambaugh on Thursday. His text was "Let me die the death of the righteous that my latter end be like his."
A large number of relatives and friends attended to pay their last respects to one who was a friend to all. She leaves a kind husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters and 26 grandchildren to mourn her departure. Her eldest daughter, Mrs. A. A. Miller, preceeded her in death but a few weeks. A host of friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[BEERY, SARAH BLOSSER, 1826 – 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p. 8
SHAMBAUGH – Died – Mrs. P.[eter] B. [losser] Beery, last Tuesday night. She had been in very poor health for some time. Mr. Beery took her up to visit friends in the north part of the State last fall in the hope that it would benefit her, but she soon wanted to come home and she returned unimproved in health. Her friends did not think she was dangerous, nor did she, as she insisted on Abe Beery going over on the Tarkio Monday morning to raise some money to buy a horse for a friend that had lost one. So Mr. Beery was not at home when she passed away. She was buried Thursday, Rev. Buckner conducting the services. The husband and family have sympathy of the community.


Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 5, 1905, [p. 1]
Early Pioneer Gone
James L. [ogan] Black died Saturday at his home southwest of Villisca after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Pennsylvania, August 17, 1824, and moved onto the farm, where he died, over forty years ago, having homesteaded 80 acres and purchased the other 80 of the railroad company. He was married to Miss Susan Wolfe in 1850 and to them were born seven children, three of whom preceded their father in death. The living are S. T. Black of Pierce, Nebraska; Mrs. Fannie Mayburn of Beatrice, Nebraska; Mrs. C. W. Spargur of Omaha and Mrs. Lizzie Sobers of Clay County, Kansas. The wife and mother passed away about thirteen years ago and in January 1895 Mr. Black was married to Miss Mellissa Calhoun who survives him. Deceased had been a member of the U.P. Church of North Page since 1869. The funeral was held on the home lawn Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and the remains were interred in the North Page cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Driver of this city and Rev. Whitehill of Hepburn.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 30, 1892, p. 4
Obituary – Mrs. James L. Black crossed "the valley of the shadow of death," Feb. 29, 1892.
She was a noble woman manifesting great force and decision of womanly character.
These things were shown out in her character like stars in the firmament. Prompt and clear decisions; openness and fairness; industry and thrift.
Great kindness and firmness and practical devotions to her convictions in social and moral affairs.
Seven children, a husband, a congregation and a whole community respect her memory and lament her departure.   D. Dodds

[BOWEN, JOHN, 1812 - 1892]   BOWEN, REUBEN, CHILD OF, - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 9, 1892, p. 8
SHAMBAUGH – John Bowen was buried last Friday. He died from lagrippe and old age, as he was over 80 years old. He was the father of C. E. Bowen.
Ruben Bowen buried one of his little ones Saturday. It had been very poorly for a long time.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 23, 1891, p.5
Terrible Accident
Ira W. Carlson, of Hepburn, is Instantly Killed by a Freight Train
Last Friday evening Ira W. Carlson of Hepburn came to Clarinda on the 4 o'clock passenger train from the north. He had business at the Clarinda National Bank and arrived there about 4:15. Mr. Parish let him in and he paid off a draft, talked a few minutes and went out. At about 5:30 he was seen by M. C. Kelter, as stated in the evidence below, running to catch the train. The next seen of him was when he was found dead on the track. It is supposed that he tried to get on the front end of the way car, missed, and was run over by the last wheels of the way car. His right temporal bone was crushed in, which of itself was enough to have caused instant death. Besides this the lower jaw was crushed and bone left protruding, upper part of chest badly crushed and both arms broken and mashed. Part of the hair of the head was also gone, showing he must have been dragged a considerable distance. Buttons and pieces of cloth were strewn along for about fifteen feet.
The deceased was 22 years of age, honest, industrious, did not use liquor in any shape and was said to have been a model young man.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Carlson, were in Keokuk attending medical college when the sad accident happened and were telegraphed for, arriving in Hepburn the next day.
The body was taken to A. T. Clement's undertaking establishment, dressed and sent to the home at Hepburn on Saturday evening. . ..
[Evidence of Coroner's Jury not transcribed.]

[CARSWELL, MRS., - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p. 8
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mrs. Carswell, of Northboro, died last Friday from the effects of la grippe and was brought to this place for burial Monday of this week.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1892, p. 6
Rev. J. W. Chaffin – Rev. J. [ohn] W. Chaffin was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, July 17, 1824 and died at Marion, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1892. He was the youngest of nine children, all of whom, with father and mother, have preceeded him to the Better Land. His parents were fine representatives of French and English characters and carefully trained their children, educating them to ways of refinement and instilling into them principles of morality and honor.
His early days were spent at home assisting in the duties of the farm and in attendance at private schools. At the age of nineteen he entered the Ohio Institute, where he received a classical education, which he supplemented with Greek and Biblical history with a view of entering the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist church.
He was ordained in 1846 and entered upon his ministerial duties at Wilmington, Ohio, in 1847. He remained there five years and during that time assisted in editing the Herald of Freedom, a journal devoted to the abolition of slavery and the temperance reform.
In 1858 Mr. Chaffin became pastor of the George St. church, Cincinnati, then to Felicity, Ohio, filling this pulpit until the war broke out, when he entered the army as Chaplain of the 59th Ohio Vol., Gen'l Chittenden's corps, the 14th. He remained in the army one year being mustered out on the account of ill health.
After retirement from the army, Mr. Chaffin accepted from Sec'y Salmon P. Chase, a position in the U. S. treasury. In 1865 he resigned his position in the treasury and accepted a pastorate in 1866 at Richmond, Ind. From there to Mt. Carmel, Ind., an appointment in the S. E. Ind. Conf. of the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1868 to Charlestown, Ind. While here he received the honorary degree of Master of Arts from Adrian college, Michigan, receiving notice of the honor from the venerable and saintly Dr. Asa Malban.
In 1869 Mr. Chaffin was appointed by the Iowa conference to Mt. Pleasant, from there to Grinnell, thence to Chatham Square church at Keokuk; then at Washington, Iowa; then to West Liberty. He remained there but six months. Resigning his position, he purchased the Clarinda Herald, conducting that paper for four years. He afterward started the Weekly Advance at Council Bluffs. In 1883 he became proprietor of the Red Oak Express and in October 1884, purchased the Marion Pilot and became a resident of this place.
In Feb. 1890 he accepted a call from the Congregational church at Kingsley, Iowa, preaching his first sermon just two years from the morning he died. Circumstances beyond Mr. Chaffin's control obliged him to return to Marion in a year. The church gave him up regretfully, feeling that they had prospered in every way during his stay.
Brother Chaffin was taken ill in November. For a time it was supposed he would recover, but six weeks ago his symptoms became worse and he has steadily declined until he quietly passed away as the church bells were ringing on Sabbath morning, Feb. 7.
During his long illness he was a model of patience and at all times was thoughtful of those who cared for him.
In 1850 the deceased was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie Grant at New Burlington, Ohio. She died after ten years, leaving one daughter, Mrs. Compton, who, an invalid, now resides at Redkey, Ind.
In 1862 he was married a second time to Miss Belle Shriver, of Felicity, Ohio and now he leaves his wife and three children, Wm. F., now in Washington, Mrs. Laura Hanna, of Greely, Neb., and Mrs. Ella Wilson, of this city, to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Tuesday, Feb. 9, '92, conducted by Dr. E. L. Miller, pastor of the church. It was expected that Dr. A. S. Marshal and Prof. W. W. Gist would assist, but a funeral at the same hour prevented Dr. Marshall and necessary absence from home also detained Prof. Gist from joining in these last services. – Marion (Iowa) Pilot.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 23, 1891, p. 5
  PAGE CENTER - A little child of Lewis Clabaker's died on Wednesday of last week and was buried on the following day at the Polsley cemetery west of town.
[Note: The last name is spelled Claybaker on the headstone.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 7, 1927, p. 5
Mrs. E. L. Collier – the funeral of Mrs. E. [lizabeth] L. [ouisa] Collier will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home at 110 S. 17th street at 2 o'clock. Death came to her this Monday morning at 12:10. Dr. David Shenton will have charge of the rites, interment to be in the Hawleyville cemetery near her former home for many years. She leaves a daughter in Clarinda, Mrs. Pearl Pennington. Her death followed an illness of about six weeks, during most of which she was a patient at the Kennelworth Hospital, returning to her home last week.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 10, 1927, p. 6
Elizabeth L. Collier – Elizabeth Louisa, daughter of James and Rachel McFarland, was born at Newtown, Pa., March 10, 1858, and died at her home in Clarinda, Nov. 7, 1927, at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 23 days.
At the age of twelve years, she with her parents, came to Page county and located near Hawleyville, where she spent the greater part of her life.
On Nov. 6, 1877, she was united in marriage to J. [ohn] H. Collier, who departed this life Feb. 10, 1892. To this union two children were born, one who died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Pennington, who survives. She also leaves to mourn her death, one sister, Mrs. William Hakes, of Clarinda, a brother, George McFarland, of Hawleyville, three grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Lehman of Anita, Iowa, Mrs. Paul Lehman and Harold Pennington of Clarinda, and one great grandchild, Billy Lehman, besides many relatives and friends.
At an early age she united with the Methodist church and remained a member until her death.
In 1923 she moved from her farm home near Hawleyville to Clarinda.
During her last illness, which extended over several weeks, she suffered much, and death came as a relief. Her many friends grieve at her passing, knowing they have lost a good neighbor and a true friend.
The funeral services were held at the home at 110 South 17th street, Tuesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. D. J. Shenton. Interment was in the Hawleyville cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 17, 1927, p. 10
SHAMBAUGH – Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. E. L. Collier in Clarinda Tuesday of last week. There was quite a large crowd present. Mrs. Pennington will stay on in the home of her mother and care for Mrs. Hakes.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, p. 8
HAWLEYVILLE – John Collier died at his residence Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, at about 10 o'clock, after fourteen days of intense suffering. Drs. Elliott and Paschal made an examination after death, the result of which will be left to an abler pen. Friends gathered at the house Thursday at 11 o'clock. James Owens conducted the services, after which they proceeded to the cemetery on the hill and he was laid to rest. He leaves a wife and one child who have the sympathy of relatives and friends.

[COOK, DORA, - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 12, 1891, p. 9
Died. Miss Dora Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Cook, died at their home in East Clarinda, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5 p. m. in the 12th year of her age.
The funeral was held at the Christian Cook Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. J. Brown.
This estimable family have the hearty sympathy of all in this community.

[COOK, DORA, - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 12, 1891, p.12
A tribute to the memory of Dora Cook
Dora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Cook, died of Erysipelas at her home in East Clarinda, Aug. 4th, aged twelve years.
A brief announcement and yet we read – "Between the line" – the story of a desolated home; of bleeding hearts and of a deathless void, where but a little while ago a great love brooded and spread its wings protectingly above that little life.
Dora was a frail and tender child and was in consequence the object of especial care. The hearts of the home ones had twined their tendrils around her life so firm and secure that the shadow of this great grief falls with crushing weight.
From her presence there radiated a sunshine, which, like an inspiration, lifted the soul to a contemplation of higher and holier things than the every day cares and duties of the hum-drum life.
The rippling stream of her laughter deluged other hearts with joy and her happy, cheering voice fell like a benediction on lives that were bowed with their burden of care.
She was sick a little less than two weeks, unconscious a great portion of the time, but a premonition of the coming change must have found lodgment in her mind, for often in lucid moments she said to her father: -- "I don't want to leave you Pa."
We question why such lives must vanish and leave us but a memory. No answer springs to meet the unspoken thought, but this we surely know, that all things are ordered only for the best and of the warp and woof that forms the great design for good, this seeming wrong will be no humble part. It must be so. Death cannot be the end of all. The closing of this life is but the opening of another door.
We may prate as learnedly as we will in denial of the grand old dream of immortality and yet a little joy crowned angelic life like hers will argue our wisdom down.
Some other where her life will find unfettered opportunity and full fruition of desire.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church Friday morning when Elder Judson Brown delivered a discourse appropriate and touchingly beautiful. Wm. Orr also spoke briefly, and the pathos of his remarks melted the audience to tears.
The little body was laid to rest in the city cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 21, 1891, p. 3
In Memoriam – the members of the Harlan Y's, Clarinda, Iowa, has been called to mourn the death of their President, Bessie H. Coulter, who departed this life Sept. 16, 1891.
Her life was a living evidence and bright example of devotion to the service of the Master. Her buoyant spirit always enabled her to rise above every difficulty. She was naturally of a free, open and kindly disposition, ever ready to speak for the cause of truth, rarely ever giving offense.
Her love for the house of God and the ordinances of divine grace, was manifested by attending to all Christian duties.
Pleasant are the memories she leaves with us and precious the assurance "that for her to depart and be with Christ is far better." [Resolutions not transcribed.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 25, 1891, p. 4
Resolutions of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Clarinda, Iowa, on the death of Mrs. Bessie Coulter in the twenty fourth year of her age.
Whereas, The all wise Father in the dispensation of His inscrutable providence has removed by the hand of death our sister and fellow laborer in the cause of Christ, Mrs. Bessie H. Coulter, who on Sept. 16, 1891, was summoned from her earthly labor to heavenly rest, therefore be it Resolved. . . 
[Resolutions not transcribed.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p. 8
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mrs. Crawford, a sister of Mrs. Presley, who has been living with her for some time past, died last Monday forenoon and will be buried Wednesday. She has been in poor health for some time and could not withstand the effects of la grippe.

[DANIELS, MR., - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 26, 1891, p. 5
SHENANDOAH – Mr. Daniels, an old resident of Shenandoah, father of one of our milliners, Mrs. L. Young, dropped dead while at work Saturday. He was a carpenter. He was buried Tuesday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 2, 1891, [p. 1]
Obituary – Silas E. Dixon, youngest son of Mrs. Patience Dixon, was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1861, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, Aug. 27, 1891, aged 29 years, 11 months and 10 days. "Gentle in life, considerate of others feelings, a fast friend, a loving son."
The funeral services were held in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Aug. 28, Rev. T. C. Smith, of the Presbyterian church officiating, his mother's pastor being absent, after which his body was laid away in the silent city of our dead to wait the arch-angel's trumpet.
The mother and brother wish to tender their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who rendered their assistance during the sickness and loss of their son and brother.

[DUNKLE, Mrs. - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 23, 1892, p. 8
BLANCHARD – Mrs. Dunkle of Peterson & Dunkle firm, died Friday of consumption. Mr. Dunkle has the sympathies of his many Blanchard friends.


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 13, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. F. L. Ellett died at Superior, Wis., last Wednesday morning and was buried from the residence of her father, Geo. Cotrill, in this city, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Her death was a sad one. She was the only child and had been married to Mr. Ellett only about a year. She left a babe of only two weeks old. The services were conducted by Revs. A. E. and D. W. Griffith, of the M. E. and Baptist churches and were attended by a large number of sympathizing friends.

[EVERETT, MRS., - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 2, 1891, p. 5
The funeral services of Mrs. Everett were conducted by Ed Brown at her home last Sunday. She was for years a consistent member of the Christian church. She died as she lived, trusting in a loving Saviour.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 5, 1891, p. 5
Sad Death – Mrs. Russell Frisbee, daughter of Mr. Ramback [Rambach], the miller at Shambaugh's upper mill, died at her father's home on Sunday evening. Her remains were forwarded last night to her home at Sioux City. This is a sad case. Mr. Frisbee was taking her to Colorado for treatment and stopped here on the way, but her strength suddenly failed, and she has passed from death unto life. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 9, 1892, p. 8
Obituary – Addie M. Warren was born in Stryker, Williams Co., Ohio, April 19, 1850. Died Feb. 29, 1892, at 1:45 P.M. Aged 41 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was married at her mother's residence in West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1880 to J. W. Gillespie of Galesburg, Ill. They soon moved to Nodaway Co., Mo., near Elmo. For the past two years they have been residents of Braddyville, Iowa. None knew her but to love her. Her friends are only counted by every one that knew her. She was converted at the age of 14 and since has been a most faithful follower of Christ. She died the death of a true Christian. She told the weeping husband she was going only a little before. To the little children she gave them all words of comfort such as none but the true Christian mother can give, Saying she would not be far from them. She then told her neighbors and friends goodbye, and to the unconverted she besought them to start young in life and all would be well in the end. Where will she be missed? Everywhere. In the church, Prayer meeting, Epworth League Society and last and most important of all the vacant chair in the home. She always wore a smile and greeted everyone with Christ like love. There was never a word of discord between husband and wife. For eleven short years they walked hand in hand, she shared his trouble and kissed away half their severity. She doubled his goodness by the pleasure it gave her to see him happy. Bro. Hull of Blanchard delivered a very fitting discourse taking his text from 2nd Cor. 5th chapter and 1st verse. As the funeral wended its way into the church yard the choir sang, "For you and for me;" they next sang "Safe in the arms of Jesus;" at the close of the services they sang the touching piece, "We will never say goodbye in Heaven. "Sister Gillespie leaves one of the kindest and most devoted Husband, also three children to mourn her untimely loss. Everything was done that could be done but to no avail. She also leaves an aged mother, three sisters and two brothers.
The funeral was one of the largest ever attended in this place. A large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, "Braddyville Cemetery." She leaves a light that will ever be a bright and shining star for words of comfort to sorrowing ones. We can only say, Look to the One in whose faith she died; and he alone is the only great Healer.    A Friend

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1931, p. 8
College Springs, Jan 20 – Mrs. Clark McLean has received word of the death of her father, Mr. Gillespie, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Seifert, at Seattle, Wash. The funeral will be held at Braddyville.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1931, p. 7
J. Gillespie Is Brot From West
Former Postmaster at Braddyville Dies
Braddyville, Jan. 19 – Mrs. Sherm Thompson received word Saturday morning of the death of her brother, Jack Gillespie, who is well known here, having served as postmaster here for years. Mr. Gillespie was 80 years of age at time of death, which occurred Friday morning about ten o'clock. He was with his daughter, Mrs. Verna Seifert at Seattle, Wash., when he passed away. He also has a son, Lloyd Gillespie, who lives at Seattle. Another daughter, Mrs. Nellie McClain [McLean], who lives near Braddyville. Besides his children and sister, he has two brothers, Adam of Blanchard and one in Oklahoma City. His wife preceded him in death about 37 years ago. His remains are being brought to Braddyville for burial and nothing definite as to funeral arrangements will be made until they arrive.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1931, p. 5
J. W. Gillespie – J. [ackson] W. [illiam] Gillespie was born in Mercer county, Pa., Nov. 18, 1850 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Seifert, in Seattle, Wash., Jan. 16, 1931.
Mr. Gillespie was the third in a family of four, having two brothers and one sister, Adam Gillespie of Blanchard, Ia., Mrs. S. C. Thompson of Braddyville, Ia., and Robert Gillespie of Oklahoma City, Okla., who survive him.
His early boyhood days were spent in Pennsylvania and as a young man he lived for a time in Illinois and later on in Ohio where on Feb. 19, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Addie M. Warren of Stryker, O.
They came west and located in College Springs for a short time, later living in Nodaway county, Missouri. To this union were born three children, Lloyd Gillespie of Toppenish, Wash., Mrs. Helen Seifert of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Nelle McLean of College Springs.
About 1890 the family moved to Braddyville, where on Feb. 29, 1893 [1892], the mother departed this life, leaving the three small children to the care of the father, who faithfully cared for the trust.
In early life he professed Christ and united with the Methodist church, remaining in the church, a consistent member, until death.
Mr. Gillespie was a man devoted to his church, his home and his family, always interested in those things which were for the betterment of his community and his country, and he lived his religion each day.
He leaves to mourn his departure his three children, seven grandchildren, Warren and Jack Seifert, and Helene, Nevin, Lloyd, Mary Adelyn and Jean McLean, also his two brothers and one sister and other relatives and a host of relatives and a host of friends.
A short funeral service was held in the home of his daughter in Seattle, Sabbath afternoon, conducted by Dr. Sawhill of the United Presbyterian church.
Services were held from the M. E. church at Braddyville, Thursday at 2 o'clock p. m. Rev. Faye Marriott conducted the services, with Dr. W. A. Pollock, pastor of the U. P. church of College Springs preaching the sermon. Music was furnished by Messrs. Garrett, Wilson, Stickelman and Burch, accompanied by Mrs. Stickelman.

[GREEN, GRACE, MRS., - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 26, 1891, p. 5
SHENANDOAH – Mrs. Grace Green, wife of the proprietor of Lafayette Hotel, died very suddenly last Wednesday. She was taken to Bedford, her former home, for burial.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 21, 1891, p. 8
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mr. Hamil[l], who has been sick the past season, died Monday, aged seventy-nine years. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a. m. His brother-in-law, Mr. Moore, from Pittsburg, Pa. has been here the past ten days. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 3, 1892, [p. 1]
SIAM – Died at her home 2 ½ miles west of Siam on Jan. 31, Mrs. Betsy Hardee, wife of Uncle Billy Hardee, an old pioneer settler of Page County. They have lived on the farm that they settled on for more than 40 years and are well known all over Page and Taylor counties as good and honorable citizens. Mrs. Hardee has been in a decline in mind and body for some three years but only for a short time was considered dangerously ill.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 23, 1892, p. 4
DIED – Sunday, March 20, Anna Adaline, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hopkins, of diptheria. The little one was laid in its last resting place in the Clarinda cemetery Monday afternoon. The parents have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1891, [p. 1]
COIN – Word was received here on Sabbath last that Chas. Humphrey, who so recently left this place for the west, was killed near Buffalo Gap, Dakota. The full particulars are not known.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1891, [p. 1]
COIN – Miss Reka Jansen whose family are living on the Phifer place died on Sabbath after a long illness with the dread disease, consumption. The cause was a remarkably sad one and many friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved father and brother. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wellborn at the home on Monday. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 3, 1892, [p. 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – Mrs. Jeffrey, who lives west of town, died from the effects of lagrippe and was buried in the College Springs cemetery last Tuesday.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, p. 5
DIED – At her home in Clarinda, Wednesday, Feb. 10, of consumption, Mrs. Nancy Kraut [Krout], aged 51 years. The funeral services were held at the Christian church Thursday, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade. The deceased leaves a husband and five children who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 26, 1891, p. 5
Obituary – On Friday morning Aug. 21, 1891, at 6:30 a. m., Elmer E. Long died at the residence of Mrs. M. M. Barnett, in Des Moines. In the early morn of this beautiful day one who grew up from childhood to manhood in our midst passed away. For three weary weeks he lay on his bed in great pain and distress of body, gradually wasting away. Nothing that medical skill and tender care could do was spared to ameliorate his suffering, but the moment came at last, as it will to all of us, that mortal aid was futile. In his sickness how blessed was he that an aged mother smoothed his pillow and soothed his brow.
Elmer E. Long was born in Clarinda in 1861 where he spent most of his life. He, with his mother, sister and brother moved to Loop [Loup] City in 1887, where he resided until his death. He studied his profession in Clarinda, graduated in 1885 from the law school at Iowa City and since that time has followed his profession. His mother, brother, sister, stricken with grief and worn with faithful, anxious watching, accompanied by other friends, brought his body to Clarinda. The services were held in the M. E. church, August 23d, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade, who in a plain, expressive manner told how no one could afford to miss the radiance of that home beyond. His remains were then followed to their last resting place by the Knights of Pythias and a large procession of sympathizing friends. Human sympathy seems so little when the heart is wrung by grief. We can only point to Him who doeth all things well.
The mother, sister and brothers of the deceased wish to extend their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the people of Clarinda who rendered them such kind assistance during their trying bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 26, 1891, p. 5
DIED – In Des Moines, August 21, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. G. Barnett, 1027 High street, Mr. Elmer E. Long, of Loup City, Neb.
Deceased was a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett and nephew of Mrs. E. E. Long. He was born at Clarinda, Iowa, September 11, 1861, and was the son of Edward and Catharine Long, who were among the earlier settlers of Page Co., having settled there in 1856. Mr. Long was a graduate of the Iowa State University, having graduated in the law department in 1886, when he, with his mother, sister Ella and brother John, moved west, locating at Loup City, Neb. There he formed a partnership with his brother John in the law and real estate business, which has been receiving his attention until July 28, when he started for Des Moines to place himself under skillful medical treatment. He arrived in this city July 29, when he took his bed and remained until his death. Mr. Long was a very promising and prominent attorney, a strong Republican in politics, and his wonderful organizing ability made him naturally a leader in his party. He was a member of Marmion Lodge No. 111, Knights of Pythias, of Loup City, and was in this as in all undertakings, an active and earnest worker. He was open and free hearted, kind and generous to a fault. This is characteristic of the west, yet with him was a natural born trait of character and did not require cultivation. A loving son and brother, faithful to his friends, in him the Nebraska bar has lost a talented member and the family one so devoted to home and loved ones that his like to them will never be known. The remains will be taken to Clarinda, the former home of the family, at 8:30 a. m. for burial. – Register.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 5, 1891, p. 5
Sad News
Misses Emma and Grace Maiden received the sad news, last evening of the death of their father, G. W. Maiden, at Grand Island, Nebraska. James Maiden informs us that the corpse of the deceased will be here tomorrow morning and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. There may be some delay, but if not, the funeral will be held as stated.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 12, 1891, p. 9
At Rest - Geo. Maiden died at Grand Island, Neb. Monday, Aug. 3, aged 54 years, 5 months and 20 days.
The remains were brought to Clarinda for interment, arriving here Friday. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church at 10 A.M. Friday. A large number of friends followed the corpse to its last resting place. Mr Maiden had many friends here where he was at one time a leading citizen. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 3, 1892, [p. 1]
COLLEGE SPRINGS – The infant child of Henry Martin passed away from this life and was buried a week ago last Sabbath.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 19, 1891, p. 5
Sad News – H. M. McConnell, of Harlan township, received the sad news this morning that his father living at Bellevue, Pa., had died on Aug. 9. A telegram had been sent immediately notifying Mr. McConnell of the loss, but at this writing he had not received it. The old gentleman was 82 years of age and only lived a few days after being taken to his bed. Mr. McConnell has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends in this sad bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, September 16, 1891, p. 4
AMPUTATED – Some ten days ago Moore McCurdy, of Buchanan township, got caught in the horse power of a threshing machine and had his leg fearfully mangled. It was thought that all was going well for a few days when gangrene set in, necessitating amputation of the limb above the knee— [words unreadable] as the young man died Tuesday evening.

[MCDOWELL, MRS., - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 25, 1891, p. 5
Mrs. McDowell died at the residence of Mrs. Isabella Tippin Monday and was buried yesterday.

[MCDOWELL, MRS., - 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 25, 1891, p. 8
HARLAN – The death of Grandma McDowell is reported to us, but we are not at this moment supplied with the particulars. Her death occurred early in the week.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 27, 1892, p. 5
Died, Mrs. John Monzingo, at her home east of Coin, Jan. 20, 1892.
She was born in Ohio January 15, 1818. Her maiden name was Eliza A.[nn] B. [arber] Gillespie, and she was married to John Monzingo in 1846 in Indiana whither she had moved with her parents. She had been a resident of this immediate neighborhood since 1868 and was well and favorably known by a large circle of admiring friends and relatives. She leaves a husband three children, T. [homas] M. Monzingo, Mrs. M.[ary] J. ane] McKee and Mrs. M. I. Amick, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a large community to sustain them in their loss. – Coin Eagle

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894, p. 8
Obituary – John Monzingo died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. [ames] M.[urphy] McKee. The cause of his death can be attributed to Bright's disease which carried him away when least expected.
Mr. Monzingo came from Indiana thirty-six years ago and was instrumental in organizing this county into its present political divisions. For a long time he was supervisor of a tract of land now known as Lincoln and Harlan townships, and ever since has been active in the political affair of this county.
From his boyhood he has been closely allied to the church, being an elder in the Ceceder church in Indiana and at the beginning of the United Presbyterian church he became an elder, which position he held up to the time of his death.
He raised a family of three children, T.[homas]  M. Monzingo, Mrs. J. [ames] M. [urphy] McKee and Mrs. T. B. Amick, all of which have continued faithful to their parental teachings and at the hour of his death he could look proudly back on a life well spent and a family that will perpetuate his name with honor. His remains were interred in the home cemetery at Coin where a brother, one sister and his family and a host of friends took leave of the remains.
Deceased was 71 years, 10 months and 2 days old.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1894
COIN - John Monzingo, father of T. [homas] M. Monzingo, died Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 and was buried Thursday. The funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church, Rev. W. R. Gray officiating.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 23, 1892, p. 4
DIED – Harry Robinson, infant son of S. [amuel] W. [alker] Nelson, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 8 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held at the residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. C. Rankin. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement.
[Note: The name is given as Harry Robertson in his mother's obituary.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 17, 1924, p. 8
S. W. Nelson – Sam W. [alker] Nelson, one of our oldest and most esteemed residents, dropped dead from a stroke of apoplexy this Thursday morning, while on his way walking to town from the residence of his daughter Mrs. Charles Fricke, where he had been living the past winter. Mr. Nelson sustained a slight stroke last summer but has been quite careful of himself and was on his way to consult the doctor when he fell in front of the Ruel Miller residence just north of the Lee Electric plant. Mr. Nelson was close to seventy years of age. He has lived in Clarinda so many years that most people do not remember the time of his coming her. In his younger days he conducted a meat market, having a market at different places on the north side of the square. He is survived by his son Elmer Nelson and by three daughters resident in Clarinda, Mrs. Charles Fricke, Mrs. Grace Walker and Mrs. Orville McCreight, also by a daughter Mrs. C. M. Ott of Kimball, Wyo. The time of the funeral services await word from the daughter, Mrs. Ott who has been telegraphed to.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 25, 1924, p. 4
Samuel Walker Nelson – A number of sturdy men came from the East into Page county soon after the day of the civil war. They are fast passing away. Another of them, Samuel W. Nelson died last week very suddenly and was buried last Sunday from the Presbyterian church.
He was 73 years of age and had lived more than 60 years in Page county and more than 50 years in Clarinda and was 40 years in business.
He was married to Miss Ellen Caroline Wilson and was the father of seven children; two of them died early in life. Elmer, Mrs. Grace Walker, Mrs. Chas. Fricke and Mrs. Jennie A. McCreight, now reside in Clarinda and Mrs. Jessie A. Ott in Kimball, Nebraska.
In his young manhood he united with the Baptist church, later he and Mrs. Nelson transferred their membership to the United Presbyterian church and his last years were spent in the Presbyterian church and he was always a faithful member of the church wherever he worshipped.
After the death of Mrs. Nelson, which occurred four years ago, he lived with his children. At the time of his death his home was with Mrs. Fricke. His call from earthly scenes was very sudden, walking along the street in seemingly good health he dropped to the ground unconscious and passed away before a physician could be called to attend him. Some people say, "How sudden;" might we not better say, "How Triumphant."

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 20, 1892, [p. 1]
SHENANDOAH – Peter Neis [Nies] died at his home one and one-half miles southeast of town on last Wednesday. He was one of our most respected citizens and an old settler. He lived where Sidney stands before the town was there and moved to Page county in 1882.
[Note: The last name is spelled Nies on his headstone.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1891, [p. 1]
SUMMIT – Mr. Wm. Ord, who lived three-fourth of a mile east of Summit church, died Thursday, the 18th, 1892; his funeral was preached by Rev. Bartley of the M. E. church. He came to this country from England when but ten years old and was something over 62 years of age when [he] died; he endured great suffering in his long spell of sickness and death was the only relief from his suffering. Consumption was the cause of his death. He was laid to his final rest in the Summit cemetery followed by a goodly number of friends.
[Note: The name on his headstone is Andrew Ord.]


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1892
The remains of Mr Andrew Ord, of near Summit church, whose death occurred Thursday, Feb 18, were laid to rest in Summit Cemetery the 19th, Rev Jesse Bartley preaching the funeral. There were a large number present who were desirous of paying the last tribute of respect to the beloved husband and friend. Mr Ord was born in England; came to Pittsburg, Pa., when ten years old and came to Page County 16 years ago and was in his 65th year. A wife and one sister are the only surviving relatives of the deceased. A good man has gone to his eternal home. 

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 17, 1929, p. 6
Fred Pennington Passes Away In Nevada
Word has been received in Clarinda of the death of Fred Pennington, a former resident of this city, in Las Vegas, Nev., Monday, Oct. 7. Mr. Pennington became ill the Saturday before. Burial was at Las Vegas. He was a blacksmith by trade and conducted a blacksmith shop here. He was a Spanish-American veteran, enlisting when very young and also saw active service in France in the late World war. He was a brother of Frank Pennington, formerly of this city, but now of Villisca. Two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Lehman and Mrs. Paul Lehman and a son, Harold Pennington, live in Clarinda.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, April 30, 1964, [p. 1]
Mrs Pennington died in California
Mrs Pearl Pennington, 84, died Saturday at the Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital at Oakland, Calif, after an illness of four weeks. Having spent her entire life at Hawleyville and Clarinda, Mrs Pennington went to California five years ago to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Frank Lehman.
Funeral service was Wednesday at the Clarence N Cooper Mortuary at Oakland. Interment was at Evergreen cemetery, Oakland.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Elizabeth Collier and an infant son. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Frank (Lucile) Lehman, Mrs E R (Lorene) Smith, Oakland; one son, Harold Pennington of Del City, Okla; five grandchildren, William C Lehman of Petaluma, Calif, Mrs Kenneth (Elaine) From of Richmond, Calif, Mrs V L (Marcialea) Graybill of Aurora, Colo, TryonePennington of Chula Vista, Calif, and Fred Pennington of Paris, France; and six great grandchildren.
The home in Clarinda was at 114 S 17th St.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 30, 1892, [p. 1]
BLANCHARD – Ulysses Perigo died very suddenly Wednesday morning about 4 o'clock. It seems that it was from lead poisoning from the Mo. lead mines in which he has been lately engaged.

[PLANK, ALICE E., - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 6, 1892, p. 5
DIED – Miss Alice Plank, who has been teaching school in Villisca, died last Thursday of measles. The lady was about 22 years of age and held the esteem of all who knew her. She was buried in the Clarinda cemetery Friday, services being conducted by Revs. Lane and McCormick.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 4, 1891, p. 8
Little Raymon[d] Prentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Prentice, died Oct. 26, 1891, aged two months. The funeral services were held at his home, 1 mile north of town, Tuesday 27th, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 21, 1891, p. 5
DIED – Sarah Ridenour was born September 14, 1803 in Summerset [Somerset] Co., Penn. and joined the U. B. church in 1883, and moved to Page Co., Iowa in 1877 and lived a faithful Christian until death. She departed this life Sept. 8th, 1891, aged 87 years, 11 months and 24 days. She left a brother and 5 boys and 2 girls to mourn her loss. The memorial service was held in the Ross school house by her pastor Rev. L. P. Huntzinger.
[Note: Her headstone gives her birth date as September 8, 1803 and her death date as September 14, 1891.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 9, 1892, p. 8
Page Center – Mrs. Jane Riggle died between 8 and 9 a. m. Saturday, aged 55 years. Her last illness was not of long duration but was on of great suffering. Her body was interred at College Springs by the side of her husband who died one year from last April. The funeral was preached by her pastor, Rev. Robert Hood, in the Page Center United Presbyterian Church Monday at 10:30 a. m. Mrs. Riggle was greatly beloved by all who knew her and by her death her children lose a devoted mother, the church a valued member and the community a highly respected citizen. She leaves a family of four children, all grown, to mourn her death. The family stricken by death and by disease have the united condolence of all.

[SIMPSON, J. W., MRS. – 1891]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, November 11, 1891, p. 5
DIED – Mrs. J. W. Simpson died of consumption at her home in Essex, Nov. 1, 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson had walked together on life's journey 39 years, having for 17 years lived at the present homestead. The beautiful Christian character possessed by Mrs. Simpson as wife, mother and friend causes her loss to be severely felt by the community. She was many years a member and worker in the Methodist church. After services by the pastor she was interred in the Elliott cemetery.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1892, p. 6
In Memoriam – Mrs. Rachel Stafford, who departed this life Feb. 17, 1892, was born in Prebble [Preble] county, Ohio, June 26, 1820, and grew to womanhood in that state. In 1854 she came to Page county, Iowa, where she was married to R. [obert] M. Stafford, May 24, 1860.
Two children were born to them, one of which died in childhood while the other is married, living in this county. 
The children of her husband by a former marriage found her a veritable mother to them and "call her blessed."
She was an active and consistent member of the Universalist church in Clarinda, having identified herself with the society at the time of its organization under the leadership of Rev. E. Manford of the Universalist denomination here in the west.
The funeral services were held in her church home and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. H. Lewellen, in the presence of a large congregation of mourning relatives and friends.

Page County Democrat (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, December 25, 1879, p. 3
An Old Citizen Gone
On Thursday last, R. [obert] W. Stafford, one of the oldest men in the county and also one of its first settlers, died at his home a few miles north of the city. He was in the neighborhood of eighty years old and was one of our most esteemed and highly respected citizens. He came to our county when it was a wilderness and lived to see it grow and prosper and at a good ripe old age quietly passed away, leaving many friends and relatives to mourn over his departure. The funeral services were held on Sabbath last, at the Universalist Church, and all his neighbors and many of our citizens attended. Rev. W. W. Merritt, of Red Oak, conducted the services, at the close of which the remains were taken to the Clarinda Cemetery and quietly laid away by kind and loving friends.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, August 20, 1945, [p. 1]
Mrs Etta Steeves, 80, Dies Thursday Night at Essex
Mrs Etta Steeves passed away Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Fern Owen, at Essex. She was 80 years of age and a long-time resident of New Market, spending the past year with her daughter because of ill health. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Owen and three sons, Stacy Steeves of Hamburg, W L Steeves of of Bedford and Glen Steeves of Yorktown.
Funeral services were Sunday at 2 p m at the Walker funeral home. Services were conducted by Miss Rosa Mace, pastor of the New Market Methodist church. Burial was at Yorktown.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 23, 1945, p. 4
YORKTOWN – Many at Steeves Rites
The following relatives were at the home of Mr and Mrs W H Chaffin Sunday and attended the funeral of Mrs Etta Steeves: Mr and Mrs Farrel Lobaugh and daughter, Mary Alice, Mrs Wynona Beach and daughter Wynona, and Mr and Mrs George Caw, all of Washington, Kans.; Mr and Mrs Edmond Steeves and son Stephen of Minneapolis; Mrs M A Chaffin and daughter Marylin of Glenwood; Mrs Roy Delk and daughter, Mr and Mrs Lennie Millen of Coin; Rev Michael Millen of Maine; Mrs Art Henderson of Coin; Mr and Mrs Stacy Steeves of Hamburg, Mr and Mrs Hobert Talbert and sister Blanche and husband of Grinnell, Mr and Mrs Wayne Steeves of Bedford; Miss Mary Hill of Gravity; Mrs Fern Owen and family of Essex, and Glen Steeves of Clarinda.
Mrs Mandel Chaffin and daughter from Glenwood also attended the funeral of Mrs Etta Steeves who died at the home of her daughter in Essex, Mrs Fern Owen, Saturday. The funeral was held at the Walker funeral home in Clarinda Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, September 3, 1945, p. 7
Effie Etta Steeves – Born June 27, 1865, Effie Etta Steeves was the daughter of Tobias and Rachel McNutt of near Yorktown. She was wed to William M [elville] Steeves October 27th, 1886. To this union five children were born. One died in infancy. After farming in Page and Taylor counties several years the Steeves moved to New Market in 1904. The couple was separated by the death of the husband in November 1941.
Mrs Steeves moved to Essex June 27, 1944, where her life ended August 17th at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 20 days.
During her life span she sent two sons to the armed forces of World War I and three grandchildren to the service of the recently ended conflagration.
Surviving are three sons, Stacy E [dmond] of Hamburg; Glenn M [artin] of Clarinda, and Wayne L [owell] of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs Fern B [londell] Owen of Essex; two sisters, Mrs Carrie Lobaugh of Washington, Kansas and Mrs Rosella Chaffin of Yorktown and two brothers, Samuel McNutt of Omaha and Martin McNutt of Mount Ayr. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
Hers was one of the simplest lives but one of the fullest. She asked little, gave much. Hers was the ability in early youth to find a life's philosophy for which most of us still grope.
She placed her infinite faith in Almighty God and invested all of her happiness in her family. The Methodist Episcopal church served as the care of her life from girlhood.
The funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home in Clarinda, Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock, conducted by Miss Rosa Mace, pastor of the New Market Methodist church. Music was furnished by Miss Joyce Herren and Miss Betty Maley, with Mrs Leafy Pace as accompanist. Casket bearers were Ben Anderson, Ralph Pratt, Myron Parson, Charles Wilson, Lawrence Pullan and Ralph Pendergraft. Burial in the Summit cemetery at Yorktown.


Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, [p. 1]
HARLAN – Died, Feb. 11, 1892, little Floyd Steeves, aged one year, five months and fourteen days. This death was very sudden and was a shock to the relatives. The cause was supposed to be congestion of the lungs. Rev. Maine conducted the funeral services on the following Saturday before a large and attentive audience, delivering an impressive discourse from the words: "But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." By way of illustration the minister related the scheme by which the bridge was put under construction that connects the United States with Great Britain at Niagara. At first a very small line was carried across by means of a kite, after which the heft of the [?] and cords was increased until the whole work was accomplished in the connecting of the two great countries. It showed the great amount of good that may follow the death of a little child. But a few days previous to this sorrowful vent, little Floyd had played about the minister's feet in divine services, which made it more endearing to him. From a sense of our own condition, such narrations seemed intended to excite the humiliated or those who had suffered similar losses but here the entire audience was moved to tears and little children wept aloud.
[Note: The age at death given on his headstone is 1 year, 5 months, 15 days.]

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, [p. 1]
PAGE CENTER – We regret to announce the death of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Steeves on Thursday afternoon. Floyd was one year, seven months and fifteen days old when he died. He had been unwell for some time but suddenly took worse and all the efforts of physician and friends proved unavailing and his innocent spirit took its departure to the realms of happiness where Jesus is to welcome the little children for he said that of such is the kingdom of Heaven. The funeral was preached at the M. E. church on Saturday at 10 o'clock, where a large number of relatives and friends listened to a very fine discourse by the pastor, Rev. Geo. W. Maine. The body of the dear child was buried at the Summit cemetery. This stricken family have the real sympathy of all.
In that beautiful place He is gone to
For all who are washed and forgiven;
Many dear children are gathering 
For such is the Kingdom of Heaven
[Note: The age at death given on his headstone is 1 year, 5 months, 15 days.]

Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1941, [p. 1]
Will Steeves Rites To Be Held Friday
New Market (Special) – Will Steeves, age 80, resident of New Market and Taylor county for the past 40 years, passed away at his home Tuesday evening about six o'clock, having suffered a stroke that morning. He was born in Van Buren county and moved to Page county at the age of four years and has lived the remainder of his life in Page and Taylor counties.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in New Market Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 13, 1892, p.5
At Rest. – After a lingering illness, Mrs. Ruth Ann Stillians died at her residence in Clarinda, Friday, Jan. 8, 1892, and the funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. McDade officiating. The deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and her patient, saintly face and weak trembling form will be greatly missed from her accustomed seat in the church. Ruth Ann Gapen was born Sept. 25, 1816, in Green county, Penn. and was married to Dr. J. [ohn] I. [nghram] Stillians, Dec. 29, 1838. In 1857 she moved west with her husband but did not come to Clarinda till the spring of 1865, since which time she has resided here. Three sons and one daughter are left to mourn the loss of their saintly mother.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 19, 1898, p. 3
Obituary – Mary E. Stoops was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, June 16, 1839. Married to George W. Madden in 1857 and moved to Taylor Co. Her husband died in 1863. And in 1866 she again married to James S. Wright. To them were born two children, Reuben and Belle. The former, a resident now of Washington, D. C., and the latter, of Page Center. In 1877 she married John Stoops and moved to Page Center, where she spent the remaining years of her life. In early life she united with the Baptists but has been for forty years a member of the Christian church.

She died at the home of David Clark in Page Center, July 11, 1898. Two days before she died, she sent word to Will O. Hutchings to preach her funeral in the U. P. church at Page Center and gave him as the text 1st Thess. 4-13.14. The remains were interred in Summit cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 22, 1898, p. 3
Mrs. John Stoops Dead
Dies at Page Center, July 11—The Funeral—Sketch of Her Life
Mrs. John Stoops died at Page Center, July 11, 1898, at 3 p. m. Mary Elizabeth Mason was born in Des Moines county, Ia., June 16, 1839, and was married to G. W. Madden in 1857, moving shortly afterward to Taylor county. Her husband died in the army in 1863 and in 1866 she married James S. Wright. To this union two children, a son and daughter were born. Her husband dying, she married John Stoops in 1877 and came with him to Page Center. After the death of Mr. Stoops which occurred about eight years ago, she moved to Yorktown, where she made her home until a short time before her demise. At the age of 14 years she joined the Baptist church but shortly afterward became a member of the Christian church, of which she remained a faithful member for about 40 years. Her health began failing about a year ago and two weeks ago she was removed to Page Center, to the home of her old friend and neighbor, David Stake, where loving hearts and tender hands repaid in part her kindnesses of other days. To the writer, two days before her death, she talked of the coming change and eagerly, exultingly told of her longing to lay the armor off and pass on to "the sun bright clime." Her mind remained clear to the last moment and she calmly made all arrangements for her own funeral, asking that the sermon be preached by Will O. Hutchings from I Thessalonians iv, 13 and 14, in the United Presbyterian church at Page Center. A daughter, Mrs. Belle Stoops, of Page Center, her sister, Mrs. McClure of Braddyville and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gorman and Mrs. James Haver of Clarinda were with her in her last hours. Funeral services as above mentioned, took place the 12th inst. at 2 p. m. and the interment was made at Summit cemetery. "Life's fitful fever over, she sleeps well."

[SUTHERLAND, JOHN,1840 - 1892]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, January 27, 1892, p. 5
At Rest – Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutherland returned last evening from Westboro, Mo., where they had been called to attend the funeral of John Sutherland who was a cousin of Mr. S. The deceased had been suffering for a long time with a cancer that had started its fatal growth on his lip and although everything that medical skill could devise was done to check its growth it continued its work of destruction until it had made it impossible for him to receive food. He was the father of little Edith who spent a good part of last year in Clarinda attending school and taking music lessons of Mrs. Loranz.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, August 18, 1896, p. 3
Mrs. Sarah Toll died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Loveland, four miles from Glenwood. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. at [the] Christian church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent. Deceased was 79 years old on Feb. 3, 1896, and leaves five children to mourn her loss, Mrs. Loveland of Glenwood, John, of Ringgold county, and Ed, Ben and Daniel of this city. Her husband died in October 1891 and is buried in Clarinda cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, August 21, 1896, p. 4
Mrs. Sarah Toll died at 8:10 p. m., Monday, the 17th inst., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Loveland, in Mills county. The deceased was 79 years, 6 months and 15 days old. The remains were brought to Clarinda for burial and the funeral was held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Sargent. She was the mother of ten children, of whom five are living, as follows: Mrs. Eva Loveland in Mills county; John P. Toll, Ringgold county; Daniel V. Toll in Mills county; and E. B. and B. [enjamin] D. Toll, Clarinda. The husband and father died five years ago. Mrs. Toll was a member of the Christian church for 30 years and lived in Clarinda for 25 years. She was [a] splendid woman.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 14, 1891, p. 8
Obituary – Thomas Toll was born July 4, 1812 in Fairfield county, Ohio. Was married to Sarah Talbot April 15, 1856, at Baltimore, Ohio. Nine years later he moved to Illinois and in 1854 moved to Union county, Iowa and has lived in this state ever since. He departed this life at 7:30 a. m., Oc. 11, 1891.
He leaves four sons and one daughter. Bro. Toll has been for many years a member of the Christian Church and we may believe he lived and died trusting in the Lord and looking, by faith, with joy to a glorious resurrection.
The services were held in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. J. Brown, assisted by Rev. L. P. Huntzinger.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, p. 5
Gone To Rest – Mrs. Eliza Toner died last Friday at the ripe old age of 86 years. The deceased was the mother of Thos. Humphrey and Mrs. George Miller and has two sons living in New Mexico and Colorado, Charles and John Toner. Mrs. Toner was loved and respected by all who knew her, and the bereaved relatives here have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire neighborhood. The deceased came to Lee county, Iowa, in 1854 and has lived in Page county a great many years. 

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, p. 8
Death of an Old Settler
The first settlers of Page county are passing away. Mrs. Eliza McClusky Toner died on Monday, Feb. 15, 1892 aged 86 years and 3 days.
Mrs. Toner was born in Washington county, Pa., Feb. 12, 1806. When 17 years of age she came to Ohio and in 1847 removed to Lee county, Iowa. After a residence there of seven years she came to Page county. She has been called to mourn the death of two sons and a daughter. Her husband died in 1862. She leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn her loss, viz: Mr. Charles Toner, in Colorado; Mrs. Rosa L. Millar, wife of Mr. George A. Millar, and Mr. Thomas Humphrey, both of Harlan township.
Mrs. Toner was one of the original members of the organization of the Clarinda Reformed Presbyterian Congregation. Her house was always open to receive the first settlers; she was unwearied in her kindness to all in need. She lived a consistent Christian life. As a wife, mother and friend, all who knew her loved her. She died as she lived, confiding in Jesus her Savior and in a well-founded hope of a glorious resurrection. She leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss and to rejoice in her great gain. Mrs. Toner lived to see her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren in her own house.  D McKee

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 3, 1892, p. 7
BLANCHARD – "Hat" Vanduzer [Vanduzor] died Tuesday of consumption. He was about 35 years old and unmarried. Mr. Vanduzer is well known to all the old settlers of this section. He had been sick about two years.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 17, 1892, p. 5
Sad News – The citizens of Clarinda were electrified Tuesday by the announcement that D. E. Weil was dead. It was known by many that he was at St. Louis to have an operation performed by skilled surgeons, but it was not thought by anyone to be of a serious nature. The cause of the death is not known at this writing, but it is supposed to have been caused while going through the operation. It has caused sadness through the entire community.
Mr. Weil came to Clarinda in 1879 and engaged in the dry goods business, which has gradually grown and for several years he also has been engaged in the clothing business with his brother Isadore. Mr. Weil was wide awake, pushing, public spirited and has done more to advance the business interests in these two lines than any one person. His death is a great loss to Clarinda and his hosts of friends all over Page county will be sorry to learn of it.
Isie Weil left for St. Louis last evening but did not know when or where he would be buried but most likely at St. Joseph or St. Louis. Mrs. Weil and the four children were with him during his last hours. Further particulars and obituary of this estimable citizen will be published in the next issue of the Herald.
Mr. Weil has $14,000 life insurance; $10,000 in the New York Lie and $4,000 in the Bankers.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, February 24, 1892, p. 5
Laid To Rest – As announced last week D. E. Weil is dead, the cause being from an operation performed at the Protestant Hospital in St. Louis on Monday, Feb. 15, lingering until Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. The funeral took place Thursday at 1:30 from the residence of Mrs. Weil's uncle, Joseph Baum, conducted by Dr. Sale. There were appropriate services both at chapel and cemetery and then the last mortal remains were laid to rest in the Jewish cemetery. The floral decorations were magnificent, and all that kind friends and willing hands could do was done. The bereaved wife, family and relatives, have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 6, 1892, p. 7
Obituary – It is with profound and heartfelt sorrow that we chronicle the death of H. H. Whitney. A strong man is dead, but he has left an ineffaceable impression upon the home of his adoption and his memory will linger among us for years to come.
There are times when one—even one whose business is in the use of words—finds that language is a poor instrument for his uses. It is in this sense that I write. Disease tries men's souls no less than the sternest tests of active and aggressive life and by this standard the loveliness of character is beautifully exemplified.
Mr. Whitney was a great sufferer for many years from paralysis but was able to conduct his business relations. A few days since he and his son, J. W., went to Harrison county, Mo., to buy sheep. His health became alarming and Mrs. Whitney was wired to come immediately but she arrived too late, as Death had claimed him a few hours before.
Henry Harrison Whitney was born in Washington county, Ohio, in 1838. His educational advantages were very limited, but he improved every opportunity to avail himself of a fair knowledge of accounts and especially of the bible.
He was married to Elizabeth Anderson, January 22, 1860. Four children have blessed this union.

He united with the Christian church in 1860 and lived a member of that body until death. Came to Page county, Iowa, in 1867 and located on his farm near Northboro in 1872.
Elder McFarland preached the funeral sermon, assisted by Elder James Anderson of Amazonia, Mo.    D. D. Darby

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Tuesday, July 19, 1898, p. 3
Hospital Patient Suicides
On June 29, Henry W. Whitney of near Shenandoah, was put in the State Hospital for the Insane at this place. He had been married but a short time and the death of his wife about the first of June was the cause of his insanity. He was raving mad and the theme of his insanity was that he wanted to kill himself. He was put in the suicidal ward at the Hospital and was watched closely. Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Attendant Jones was on his ward and was unlocking the medicine chest. Whitney was near him. On a sudden Jones felt a stinging blow behind the ear and at the same time was pushed heavily to one side. He fell to the floor some feet away and Whitney, who had hit him, instantly reached into the chest and seized a razor lying there. Jones saw the movement and leaping to his feet, sprang upon the insane man, armed though he was, and pinned his arms around those of the madman. The two fell to the floor together, Jones beneath. He called to the other attendant, who came running to his aid. But Whitney saw that he must act quickly if he succeeded in his design, so he leaned his head downward, where his hand was pinioned and with a quick jerk drew the sharp steel across his throat, severing arteries, throat, bronchial tube and all. He bled to death in seven minutes, despite the efforts of the employees. The whole thing was done so quickly that it could not possibly have been prevented.
Whitney was 27 years of age. He has a brother-in-law, D. W. Flickinger, of Shenandoah, who will be notified of the death. Dr. Millen, Coroner, examined the remains but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest—the facts were so plainly evident. The body will probably be taken to Shenandoah for interment.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, July 22, 1898, [p. 1]
Suicide At the Hospital
Harry H. Whitney Takes His Own Life==Uses a Razor For the Deed
Harry H. Whitney of near Shenandoah, a patient at the Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, accidentally got possession of a razor, Sunday, and despite the efforts of his attendant, committed suicide by cutting his throat. He became insane by mourning over the death of his wife. He leaves two children at Fairfax, Mo. He was 27 years of age.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, April 13, 1892, [p. 1]
YORKTOWN – Henry Williams, whom we reported last week as being badly injured April 1 by the severe wind of that day blowing the stable door against his head, died last Friday morning at an early hour at the residence of his brother-in-law Frank Hultgren. At first Hank, as we were all wont to call him, did not think his injuries were of a very serious nature. The door was violently thrown against his left eye and temple. Dr. Clabaugh was called and although the injured man made light of his trouble, the doctor's practiced eye prompted him to call another physician in consultation. The injured man was up about the house until Wednesday, the 6th, when he took to his bed, and by noon of that day was unconscious. He died Friday morning, Apr. 8, just one week after he was hurt, the funeral being on Saturday at 3 p. m., Rev. T. C. Smith officiating and delivering a very impressive sermon. The text was "Set thine hours in order, for Thou shalt die and not live." A large number of citizens were present. Deceased was a little past 35 years of age and leaves a wife and one child, a son, to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the whole country in this their great bereavement.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, December 30, 1891, p. 8
ESSEX – Mrs. R. [obert] B. Wood died Tuesday night from cancer, aged 68; was a patient sufferer for several years.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 28, 1902, p. 5
ESSEX – On Thursday of last week at 9:15 o'clock, Uncle R. [obert] B. Wood passed from this life to the great beyond. He was the oldest citizen of our town, building the first house in this city and was the first postmaster and station agent of this place. Uncle Robert, as he was commonly called, was greatly respected by all. He treated everybody with the greatest respect and to know him was to love him. He was a man of whom it might be said had the golden rule for his motto and it was carried out to the letter as far as he was concerned. He was surely a kind friend, a good neighbor and a Christian gentleman.