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[Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, March 8, 1923, p.2]

Joseph Burwell

Joseph Burwell was born in Crawford County, Ohio, Aug. 19th, 1834. He was the son of William and Nancy Burwell. On Dec. 4th he was married to Sarah Eby who died April 15th, 1915. To this union were born nine children. In the year 1866 they came to Iowa locating in Lynn County, where they lived for one year. After which they moved to Page County where they lived 44 years. In the fall of 1911 they moved to Gravity, where he passed away on the morning of March 4th, 1923 at 3:30 o'clock at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 15 days. While yet a young man he was converted and joined the U. B. church. After coming to Iowa he united with the M. E. Church of which he was a faithful and consistent member until death.

The last eight years he has been failing in health and has been a great sufferer, this he bore with Christian patience, fortitude and often expressed his hope of the future life. One of his chief joys was to be at the house of worship. Although the last two years he was unable to attend because of feebleness and ill health.

He leaves to mourn their loss his nine children, A. [lonzo] W., E. [lmer] M.[adille] and C. [larence] A. [lden], Mrs. A. J. Heninger and Mrs. C. O. Heninger all of Gravity, W. [esley] L. [uellen] and J. [ohn] O. [rlando] Burwell and Mrs. Carrie Brokaw of Clarinda and Mrs. A. J. Walker of Smith Center, Kansas. Besides the unbroken family of children, he leaves 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Servant of God well done.
Thy glorious warfare's past
The battle's fought, the race is won
Thou are crowned at last.

The funeral was conducted from the house on Tuesday, March 6th by Rev. J. R. McNichols pastor of the M. E. Church at Gravity. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, September 24, 1987

Hardee funeral this Thursday

Funeral services for Beverly Jane Hardee, 54, of Bedford were held this Thursday afternoon at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford. She died Sept. 22, 1987, at her home in Bedford, after living all her life in Taylor County.

She was born Sept. 17, 1933, to Halbert and Beatrice Orme Hensley, attended Valley rural school and graduated from Hopkins High School. On Aug. 8, 1951, she married Robert Hardee at the Clarinda Methodist Church, working as a homemaker, assisting him on the farm and with his carpentry work.

Survivors include her parents, husband, four children---Michael G. Hardee and wife Dorothy of Tom's River, NJ; Maria Willard and husband Bruce of Kenael, Al; Jayne Ellen Chrouser and husband Bruce of Belton, Mo; and William E. Hardee and wife Susan of Raymore, Mo; seven grandchildren; one sister, Nancy De Joodee of Knoxville, Ia; and one brother, Gary Hensley of Corning. Preceding her in death was one granddaughter, Elizabeth Jayne Chrouser.

Hardee was a member of the New Market Church of Christ and memorials are suggested to the church. Jon Palmquist was preacher at the service and burial was at Bedford.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, January 29, 1934, [p. 1[

Measles Lead To Death Of Youth

Throat Infection Follows Attack of Boy at Braddyville

Braddyville (Special)---Herschel [Hersel] Lasley, 14, son of Everett Lasley of Kansas City, Kans., died this Monday morning at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Huddle, living northeast of here. His death was the result of throat infection and mastoid trouble, which has followed an attack of measles.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 5, 1934, p. 2

Pine District

A large crowd attended the funeral of Hersel Lasley at the Shearer church Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 19, 1934, p. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lasley and children of Kansas City, Kans., came Tuesday to attend the funeral of his son, Hershel. They also visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Lasley at College Springs.




Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, September 18, 1947, p. 11

Mrs. Arthur Littlewood

America Godfrey, daughter of Martin M. and Mary Chambers Godfrey, was born near Bussey, Iowa, Sept. 8, 1865, and died at her home in New Market, Aug. 19, 1947, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 11 days. She suffered a broken hip in a fall on the 6th day of June from which she never recovered.

She came with her parents to New Market in 1890 or 1891 where she resided until her death.


She was united in marriage with Arthur Littlewood in Bedford, Sept. 28, 1891. To this union a daughter, Hazel Verne, was born.

While Mrs. Littlewood was a faithful member of the Methodist church, she was liberal in her religious views and contributed liberally to the welfare of all churches. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.

She leaves to mourn her passing a son, Everett H Godfrey, a daughter, Hazel Verne Garrison of New Market, six grandchildren, Mrs. Bernice Roth of Lincoln, Neb., Joan Garrison and Donald Godfrey of New Market, Velma Lee Mason, George A. and Robert Littlewood of Colorado; a brother, John Godfrey of New Market and one sister, Jennie Bish of Los Angeles, Calif.

Her husband, Arthur Littlewood, her father and mother and two sisters, Rose Godfrey and Sarah McConnell and one brother, James, have preceded her in death.

Casket bearers were Ben Anderson, Everet Corbin, Kenneth Hankins, Val Hicks, Ralph Pratt, Nate Straight.

Funeral was held at the New Market Baptist church Aug. 21 at 2:00 p. m., Rev. Clarence Moore of the Methodist church was in charge assisted by Rev. E L Field of the Baptist church, burial in the New Market cemetery.

The pallbearers were Nate Straight, E L Corbin, V L Hicks, Kenneth Hankins, Ben Anderson, Ralph Pratt. Music was furnished by Mrs. Mary Anderson. Flowers were cared for by Mrs Holly Clark and Mrs. Gladys Carpenter.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, July 11, 1963, [p. 1]

Earl McNutt, 67, died in California

Earl McNutt, 67, brother of Mrs. Blanche Cullison and Mrs. Laura Grove of Clarinda, died Wednesday in the Community hospital at Ontario, Calif, after a long illness. His wife and eight children survive.

Services have tentatively been set for Friday with burial at Ontario. The local relatives are unable to attend.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, March 12, 1931, p. 8

Enos McNutt died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hipsley, where he had made his home the last two years. He was 82 years of age. Burial was at Covenanter church cemetery, where his wife was buried.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 11, 1949, p. 11

Mrs. Earl McNutt

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Earl McNutt, July 8, 1949, 10 a. m. Allyn Avenue Baptist Church, San Bernardino, Calif, Rev Ed T Harness, minister of the church, was in charge of the services. Mrs McNutt had been an active member of this church for the past five years. Interment was in the Bellevue cemetery, Ontario, Calif.

Mrs. McNutt was born September 28, 1898, to John and Nora Duple, Corydon, Iowa. Most of her life was spent in Page County, Iowa. She was married in 1916 to Earl McNutt, and to this union eleven children were born. One son, Robert, preceded her in death at an early age. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Earl McNutt, 10 children: Harold, Lowell, Herbert, Beverly, Barbara and Patricia, all at home; Melvin, St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. Thelma Phipps, Upland, Calif; Mrs. Mildred Burhas and Mrs Alice Stewart, Ontario, Calif. Ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs Frank Hurst, Clarinda, also survive. Mrs Hurst was able to attend the funeral.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, October 30, 1924, p. 12

Elias Meads

Elias Meads was born June 6, 1852 near McComb, Ill. Died Oct. 23, 1924 at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 17 days, at the home of Arthur Meads in Clarinda, Iowa. On Sept. 30 he was stricken with apoplexy which was the cause of his death. Kind hands did all that was possible but his Savior had called him home. When still a boy he moved with his parents John and Julia Meads to Ray Co., Missouri. On June 11, 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda Duncan; to this union ten children were born, five dying in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Bert Lister and Mrs. Sam Lister of Gravity, Iowa, Mrs. Ben Welch of Clarinda, Mrs. Edwin Wyld of Des Moines and Mrs. Clifford Worthan of Braddyville, Iowa. Soon after his marriage he moved to Page Co., Iowa where the most of his life was spent on a farm. On Nov. 24, 1907 his wife passed away and he was married again to Mrs. Susan Meads Nov. 3, 1909 who with the five daughters and two brothers and one sister are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband, father, brother. Besides these mentioned he leaves 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. When a young man he became converted but later became indifferent, and was reclaimed in the winter of 1894-95 under the pastorate of Rev. E. N. Miller and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since. During his last illness he said he was ready to go and Jesus was so near him.

The funeral services were held in the Free Methodist church conducted by Rev D C Eddy of Oskaloosa, Iowa, a former pastor. Interment was in the Summit Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, March 7, 1938, p. 5

Mrs. J F Meyers

Hattie Mae McNutt, daughter of Mr and Mrs Enos McNutt, was born in Page County, Iowa, June 7, 1874, and departed this world at her home southwest of Clarinda at 6 p m on March 3, 1938, at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 26 days.

She was one of a family of 8 children. Her father, mother and two sisters, Mrs C O Beezley and Maude McNutt, preceded her in death. Those surviving are: Mrs. Eva Meyers of Osceola, Mo; Mrs Ora Parrott of Page Center, Ia; John A [lexander] of Clearfield, Ia; Isaac G [rover] of Conway, Ia., and Wm L of Shambaugh, Ia.

She was united in marriage to Ottowa Russell who passed away in March 1903. To this union were born four children. The first died in infancy and the three surviving are Mrs Blanche Russell of Clarinda; Warren of Shambaugh and Maurice, living at home.

Later she was united in marriage to Jacob F Meyers. To this union were born four children. Two deceased sons are Ermel Dale, on May 12, 1922, and Lloyd Donald, on Feb. 19, 1936. Two daughters surviving are Mrs Margaret Douthit of Shenandoah and Mrs Francena Pence of Pipestone, Minn.

Mrs Meyers was stricken by pneumonia October 12, 1936. Since that date she has been confined to her bed most of the time. Prior to this time she had been in poor health for several years, but endured her illness without complaint. She was a devoted mother and showed special interest in her husband and children who cared for her tenderly during her suffering. She was a kind woman and always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She made friends with all whom she met. She had six grandchildren, children of her son Lloyd, three having preceded her in death. The living are Thurman Russell, Mrs Norine Orr and Eugene Russell.

Besides these mentioned she leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn her untimely death. All that loving hands and medical skill could do were to no avail.

Rev Remo I Robb, pastor of the Covenanter church near the Meyer home, was in charge of the funeral service at the Walker Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon at one oÕclock. A male quartet furnished the music, including Elmo Baxter, Roscoe Van Dyke, George Woolson and Lee Filson, Miss Aletha Hutchings playing for the service. Pallbearers were nephews, Leland Cavner, Clarence, Raymond and Francis McNutt and Marvin and Leroy Parrott. Flower girls were nieces, Edna and Dorothy McNutt. Burial was in Covenanter cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 11, 1949, p. 11

Jacob F. Meyers

Jacob Frederick Meyers, son of Anna Catherine and Godliep Meyers, was born Jan 28, 1877, on a farm near Page Center, Iowa, where he grew to manhood.

He was united in marriage to Hattie Mae McNutt Russell. To this union were born four children, Ermal Dale Meyers, Lloyd Donald Meyers, and Margaret Douthit. All have preceded him in death. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Pence, now resides in Denver, Colo.

Mr and Mrs Meyers spent their entire married life on a farm southwest of Clarinda until Mrs MeyersÕ death. Then he was employed at the Henry Field Seed Co. in Shenandoah until a heart attack and pneumonia forced his retirement. He then resided with a stepson, Maurice Russell, on the farm. From there he went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Pence, of Denver, Colo. And was living with his stepdaughter, Mrs Elmer Russell, when stricken July 17 with another heart attack. He was rushed to the Municipal hospital, where he succumbed July 29th at 3:15 a m.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Frank Pence, of Denver, Colo, a step-daughter, Mrs. Elmer Russell, two step-sons, Maurice and Warren Russell; three brothers, August, Louis and Edward; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Reformed Presbyterian cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence Cavner, Lloyd Cavner, Raymond McNutt, Clarence McNutt, Leroy Parrott, Burton Parrott. Flowers girls were Faye Pence and Kaye Ellen Russell.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Thursday, February 27, 1936, p. 5

Lloyd Meyers

Lloyd Donald Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meyers, was born on September 7, 1909 and grew through childhood to manhood on the home place near Clarinda, Ia. On March 19, 1932, he was married to Hazel Kent of Clarinda. To this union were born three little ones, all of whom were laid to rest in infancy.

He was a skilled mechanic and worked at the bench of the Srite and the Wallace Motor companies, then operated an auto transfer truck, and later opened his own garage in the Thompson filling station.

About three months ago he was stricken with Malta fever from which he could not recover. Later examinations revealed tubercular infection and he was taken to the Oakdale sanitarium where he passed away February 19, 1936, age 26 years, 5 months and 12 days.

He leaves to bear his loss, his wife, Mrs. Hazel Meyers, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meyers, two sisters, Francine and Mrs. Perry Douthit, two half brothers, Warren and Morris Russell and one half sister, Mrs. Elmer Russell.

Funeral services in charge of Dale Foster and conducted by Rev. Remo I. Robb were held at the Pruitt Funeral chapel on Saturday, February 22, 1936, and burial followed in the Covenanter cemetery. Flowers were cared for by Edith Cavner and Hazel Forbes. Pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Wallace, William Srite, Orville Blair, Franklin Bell, Philip Spunaugle and Bernard Johnston.

A host of friends offer to the bereaved their sincerest sympathy and extend to them the consolations of the Gospel of Christ.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, March 29, 1979

Cory Morrison died in Creston

Six-month-old Cory Eugene Morrison, son of Ernest and Nancy Major Morrison, died March 21 at Creston. He was born Sept 16, 1978 at Clarinda.

He is survived by his parents, a sister Traci Jo, grandparents Mr and Mrs. Edison Major of Clarinda and Mr and Mrs Cecil Morrison and great grandparents Mrs Ethel Burroughs of Coin and Mrs Lillie Major and Roy Morrison, all of Clarinda.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 23, 1949, [p. 1]

Mower Accident Claims Life of John Maxwell

Dies Thursday of Injuries Received in Monday Mishap

Thrown from Power Mower As Loses Control of Machine At Cemetery Monday Afternoon

John Maxwell, 65, Clarinda cemetery sexton, died shortly before 11 o'clock this Thursday morning of injuries sustained Monday afternoon when he was thrown from a power mower he was driving at the cemetery.

At the time of the accident, about 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, Mr. Maxwell was driving the power mower northward down the hill on the east drive at the cemetery leading to the sunken garden and tool house. The four members of his crew, Gilbert Beauchamp, Elmer Couch, Lyman Shepard and his son-in-law, William Osborn, who were working near the scene of the accident and were witnesses, reported that he had nearly reached the bottom of the hill when he lost control of the machine and it jackknifed throwing him upon his head and right shoulder on the concrete drive.

A local physician, who was called to the cemetery, discovered that the sexton had sustained a skull fracture at the top of his head and a broken right collarbone. An ambulance was called to transport Mr Maxwell to the municipal hospital where he remained until his death Thursday morning. Rendered unconscious by the blow on his head, he never regained consciousness during the three days preceding his death.

Mr Maxwell, who moved to Clarinda in 1924, was sexton of the Clarinda cemetery for the past 5 ½ years. He had worked there under Ed Masmar two years previously.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Edwin of Little Rock, Calif. and Albert of Clarinda; one daughter, Mrs. William Osborn of Clarinda; two brothers, Thomas of Hamburg and Lynn of Bedford; one sister, Mrs. Mell Lockwood of Lincoln, Neb. His father and mother and one brother, Frank, preceded Mr. Maxwell in death.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev A C Marston, pastor of the Shambaugh church of God, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Walker Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 30, 1949, p. 7

John Maxwell

John Maxwell, youngest son of Joseph [Thomas] and Mary Maxwell, was born at Bedford, Iowa on January 14, 1884, and departed from this life at Clarinda, Iowa, Thursday, June 23, 1949, at the age of 65 years, six months and nine days.

The early years of his life were spent in the Bedford community. There he grew to manhood and there he was educated in the public schools. On May 26, 1909, he was united in marriage to Miss Mable Kendall. Six children were born to this union. Mrs Bettie Osbourn of Clarinda, and Albert Maxwell of Clarinda; and Edwin Maxwell of Little Rock, Calif. three children, Myrle, Jearldine, and Orville Maxwell preceded their father in passing. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell made their home in Bedford until 1924, when they came to Clarinda to live. With the exception of short periods of time spent on farms south of New Market and Shambaugh, they have lived in this community for the past twenty-five years.

As a boy, John was converted and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford.

He is survived by two brothers, Tom Maxwell of Hamburg and Len Maxwell of Bedford, a sister, Mrs. H I Lockwood of Lincoln, Neb; his wife, a daughter, two sons and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at the Walker Funeral Home, Saturday, June 25, at 2 p m, with Rev Arthur C Marston in charge. Doris Forbes and Aletha Hutchings provided the music.

Pallbearers were Orville Preeo, Wayne Fuller, Laurence Barkus, D B McCabe, J B Watkins and Clarence Hullinger.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, July 9, 1936, p. 13

Siam July 6—Friends here were grieved by the death of A. [lbert] B. [urch] Snodgrass, 76, who passed away at his home in Clarinda Friday morning, July 3 after months of declining health. Mr. Snodgrass was born and reared in this community and here made his home after his marriage to Miss Surilda Elkins, who survives him. Their sons, Rev. Roy Snodgrass, pastor of the Church of Christ in Amarillo, Tex., and Rev. Ray Snodgrass, pastor of the Church of Christ in Wichita, Kans. who grew to manhood in this community, also survive their father. Many friends from the old home called on the family before and after the death of Mr. Snodgrass to pay a tribute of love and respect to this splendid family who at one time were all members of the Church of Christ in Siam and were a power for good in the community. The sympathy of a host of friends and relatives is extended to the bereaved family.


Clarinda Herald, Monday, April 19, 1926, p. 8

Dora Ella Sollars

Dora Ella York was born in Hancock County, Illinois, Oct. 8, 1859 and departed this life April 13, 1926 at the home of her son Jesse Anderson, 3 ½ miles northeast of Clarinda, her age being 66 years, 6 months and 5 days. About the year 1877 she was united in marriage to Thomas Anderson, who passed away about 1882. To this union were born four children, two of them preceding her in death.

She was again united in marriage to John Edward Sollars Nov. 19, 1884. To this union were born seven children, two daughters also preceding her in death.

She leaves to mourn her departure from this life, a husband, seven children, Maud Kendricks of Chariton, Iowa, Bertha Vanalstine, Zoa Manderly, Ernest and Arthur Sollars, all of the vicinity of Hawleyville and New Market. The two sons by her former marriage are Jesse T. Anderson of Clarinda and Jimmie Anderson of Gravity, all of whom were present.

In the year 1919 she was stricken with paralysis; since that time she has been in failing health; until her death she has been an invalid.

Mrs. Sollars gave her heart to God when about thirty-five years of age while living in Missouri, later coming to Page County, locating near Hawleyville. From there they moved near the Glaseon church, then into New Market. Always taking her church letter with her.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son by Rev. James Wilkins, Pastor of Methodist Church New Market, after which the remains were laid in the Hawleyville cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, August 17, 1953, p. 6

Clyde Wallace Sorensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kai Sorensen, was born in Omaha, Nebr, August 27, 1923, and died August 6, 1953, at the age of 29 years, 11 months, nine days.

When Clyde was ten years old the family moved near Bedford. He graduated from Conway Consolidated School with the class of '41. He entered service in the Navy in January 1943. He was in the Navy three years and had the rank of Aviation Electricians Mate First Class. He was an active member of the National Air reserves (Lincoln).

Sorensen had worked for the Iowa Power and Light Company six and a half years out of Clarinda as a lineman with a construction crew.

On June 14, 1953, he was married to Betty Corliss Johnson at the Christian church in Bedford.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, a stepdaughter Nancy Jean, a son, Harold, by a previous marriage, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kai Sorensen of Bedford.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Bedford, Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev Wauneita O'Connell of Clarinda and Rev Benj R Hollis of Bedford. Burial in Fairview cemetery.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, February 25, 1932

 Mrs. Oran Stanley

Ora Orpha Oxley, daughter of Irwin and Zarilda Oxley, was born Feb. 28, 1899, at Siam, Ia., and departed this life Feb. 18, 1932, at Clarinda, Ia., after an illness of several months, aged 32 years, 11 months and 18 days.

On Dec. 7, 1922, she was married to Oran H. Stanley. To this union was born one daughter, Phyllis Marie, who with the husband mourn the loss of a loving mother and devoted wife.

During her youthful years she became a member of the Christian church at Siam, to which she remained faithful to the end.

She was a member of Highland Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, also a member of the Willing Workers of the Christian church. To these orders she always gave of her best.

Except for a few short periods she has spent her entire life in and around Siam where she is known and revered by all.

Besides the husband and daughter she leaves to mourn her untimely departure her mother, three sisters, Lois Whaley and Adah Dalrymple of Siam, Ia., and Nora Williams of Hopkins, Mo., and one brother, Willis W. Oxley, Braddyville, Ia., also many other relatives and a host of friends.

One sister, Effie, preceded her in death several years, and her father a few months.

Services held at the Christian church at Siam, February 20, at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. B. F. Hall. A mixed quartet sang three hymns. The Eastern Star closed the hour with the service of their Order.



Clarinda Journal, Thursday, February 18, 1932, [p. 1]

J. P. Young Passed Away Monday

Candidate for County Supervisor Had a Heart Attack

J. [ames] P. [atton] Young, 62, of Coin, who only recently began his campaign for the office of county supervisor, died very suddenly Monday night at the home of Wm. S. Farquhar of College Springs.

Mr. Young, with Mrs. Young and C. S. Butchel, had gone to College Springs Saturday in behalf of Mr. Young's candidacy for the county office, and had stopped at the Farquhar home when Mr. Young had a severe attack of heart trouble. He and Mr. Farquhar had been talking within the home, the attack coming very suddenly, and it was feared that he had been critically stricken. But, on invitation of the Farquhars, Mr. and Mrs. Young had remained a couple of days and until he could recover sufficiently enough to go home. Plans had thus been made Monday that they should return to Coin on Tuesday.

As Mr. Young was preparing to retire, and was in a sitting position, he collapsed on the floor and was dead within a few minutes. The best of attention from his wife, hosts and doctor was given but of no avail.

While Mr. Young had not been very rugged in recent months, he had been active in management of the Coin Lumber Company, and had enjoyed getting out of doors for his campaign work. Realizing that his health had been impaired, the county board membership was one of his hopes for take him away from office duties which he had experienced for 39 years whiles he was in the merchandise business with his brother and then associated with Chas. Hart and Ed Rose in the lumber business.

With his passing, Coin loses one of its most loyal boosters, a businessman who was always found on the side which he felt would benefit his community. He had been a member of the Coin town council and school board.

He leaves his wife to mourn her loss, as well as a daughter, Jean, who is taking nurses training at Des Moines.