Page County, Iowa obituaries - H - names

 

 

(transcribed by Pat O'Dell: genpat@netins.net)

Hainer, Mrs James – A curious and sad coincidence occurred near Coin last Wednesday. On that date Mrs James Hainer died at her home one mile east of Coin, aged a little over seventy-two years. The coincidence lay in the fact that she lived to be exactly the same age as her husband, who died just eleven months before her. She was exactly eleven months younger than he, and he died on the 13th of April, 1900. It seems rather odd that she should live until the day when she was old as he was when he died, and should then go to meet him. Mr and Mrs Hainer were among the earliest settlers of the county, they coming here in 1855 and settling on the farm they occupied until their death.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 15, 1901

 

Hakes, Jessie Gorman – Mrs Jessie Hakes, wife of Charles Hakes, died at their home, five miles northeast of town, at half past twelve o’clock this morning, after a year’s sickness from throat and stomach trouble, during only the last week of which she was confined to her bed. She was aged 37 years, 10 months and 22 days. Mrs Hakes was a daughter of Samuel Gorman and was an excellent woman whose death is mourned by many friends. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters, Dona, aged seventeen, and Hazel, aged three. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten o’clock, at the home, conducted by Dr T.C. Smith. Interment will take place in the Clarinda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 28, 1900

 

Mrs. Jessie Gorman-Hakes died early Friday morning, Sept, 28, 1900, at her home northeast of the city, aged 37 years, 10 months and 22 days from stomach trouble. Mrs. Hakes had been sick for several months and an operation performed last spring it was thought would prolong her life. She was a kind wife and devoted mother and loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and several children. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock Saturday, conducted by Rev. T. C. Smith, and her remains interred in Clarinda cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 4, 1900

 

 

Hall, Charles E. – Charles E. Hall, of Braddyville, died Saturday, Nov 4, 1899, from consumption. He was about 30 years of age and a bright, intelligent and honorable young man. His death causes an aching void in the heart of all who knew him. He was a member of the Odd Fellows’ lodge and also of the Page County Mutual Insurance company. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 9, 1899

 

Hall, Samuel – Mr S.E. McAlpin, of Hawleyville, was in town this morning and we learn from him that Sam Hall, the well known colored man who has lived in Hawleyville since during the war, died and was buried Wednesday. Mr Hall was a slave and was brought to Hawleyville by his old master, who fixed him up a home and left him to enjoy his freedom. He has during all these years, remained there and has by his honorable and upright life won the respect and even esteem of his neighbors. The funeral was largely attended and many expressions of sympathy were expressed. The deceased was about seventy-five years of age. Mr McAlpin has lived in his present home for about forty-eight years and knew Mr Hall very intimately and spoke very highly of him as a citizen.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 12, 1904

 

Hall, Samuel – Samuel Hall was born in Woodford county, Ky., Sept 12, 1828. Died at Hawleyville, Ia., Aug 8, 1904. Aged 75 years, 10 months, and 26 days.

He was united in marriage with Bridget Davis in 1855 in Andrew county, Missouri. To this union six children were born, three of whom survive him.

“Uncle” Sam, as he was familiarly known, was born in slavery. When a child he was brought by his master from Kentucky to Missouri. He lived near Savannah, Mo., till the emancipation proclamation gave him his personal freedom. In the exercises of his newly acquired liberty he came to Iowa, settling near Bedford, Taylor county [Iowa]; from there he moved to Hawleyville in 1867. Thos M. Goodman, a friend and neighbor of his slavery days, who was living in Hawleyville at the time, helped him to establish a home. Here “Uncle” Sam has lived for 37 years. During this time he has established a reputation for industry, honesty and integrity second to none in the community. He was converted and joined the M.E. church in 1891, since which time he has been a faithful follower of Jesus.

His christian experience was one of childlike faith and trust. Days before the end came he knew that the time of his departure was at hand, but death had no terrors for him. For him there was no “dark valley,” the shadows had all vanished, for they were banished by the conscious presence of the Savior he loved and trusted. He could say with Paul: “I know in whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day” and in the confidence of this faith throw down the gauntlet to man’s last and greatest enemy, death. “Oh death, where is thy sting; Oh grave where is thy victory. Thanks be to the Father which giveth us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The funeral services were held at the Hawleyville M.E. church, Aug 9th, at 2:30 pm. Services were conducted by Rev D.C. Phillips, of New Market, assisted by the writer. The remains were laid to rest in the Hawleyville cemetery. –Willis A. Wells. Hawleyville, Ia., Aug 10, 1904

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 12, 1904

 

Halstead, Adelia Roll - Another of Clarinda's estimable citizens has left us, Mrs Lorenzo Halstead having passed away Feb 15th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Emma Kinsey, following a brave struggle for life. Brief funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church conducted by the pastor Rev Alfred T. Bishop D.D. the body being taken for burial to Chillicothe, Ill., the former home, to be laid beside the grave of a daughter who had passed on before, in Blue Ridge cemetery, six miles from Chillicothe.

Adelia Roll was born July 20th, 1853, in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the age of twelve she moved with her parents to Lawn Ridge, Ill. She was one of a family of six children, of whom a sister and two brothers survive, Mrs Bertha Zince of Lincoln, Nebr., Albert Roll of Golf, Kans., and Theodore Roll of Chillicothe, Ill.

She was married Dec 30th, 1874 while living in Illinois, to Lorenzo Halstead, the couple leaving there and moving to Missouri, then to Coin, Iowa, and for the past twenty-two years have resided in Clarinda. Two children are living Mrs Emma Kinsey, and Mrs O.P. Yates of Smithville, Mo., in addition to the daughter Eva May who sleeps in the home cemetery where the mother has just been buried.

During her girlhood days, Mrs Halstead united with the Congregational Church, later joining the Methodist church, and has always been a consistent Christian. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of many Clarinda friends.

The Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Thursday, February 22, 1923

 

Hardee, Nancy Adams – Mrs Ezra P. Hardee died May 4, 1904, at Nevada, Mo., from quick consumption, where she had went some time before for the benefit of her health. So rapid was her decline toward the last that it was impossible to remove her to her home in Buchanan township [Page County, Iowa]. Miss Nancy Adams was 42 years of age, and the daughter of Mr J. L. Adams of Taylor county. She was married to E.P. Hardee, March 6, 1884. Seven children are the fruits of this union, all of whom with the husband are left to mourn her death. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother, and was highly respected by all who knew her. The remains were brought back to the family home and the funeral held last Thursday, conducted by Rev Jamison, and her remains laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 5, 1904

 

Hardee , William– S.N. Hardee, of Sheridan, Wyo., who has been visiting his aged father, Wm Hardee, down in Buchanan township the past two weeks, was in the city Monday and also gave The Democrat a pleasant call. He expects to return to his large ranch out there in a short time. Page County Democrat, clarinda, Iowa, Sep 27, 1900

 

Mr William Hardee died last Thursday at his home in Buchanan township, at the ripe old age of 87 years. Mr Hardee was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, having located here in the early days of 1844, and his home had been continuously on the same farm. While enduring the hardships of frontier life here he opened up a fine farm and reared a family of ten children, all of whom survive him. His son Perry has the distinction of being the first white child born in this county. He now resides in Montana. In Mr Hardee’s death a good old man has gone to his long resting place, and all mourn his departure.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, June 5, 1902

 

In mentioning the death of Wm Hardee of Buchanan township last week The Democrat was in error in stating that he located in this county in 1844, as it should have been 1842, making his continuous residence in Page county sixty years. What a panorama of improvement passed before Mr Hardee’s view in that space of time—from a wild and uninhabited expanse of prairie occupied only by wild animals and roaming Indians, to the wealthy, populous and farm dotted common-wealth of today. It almost dazzles the mind to think of the advancement wrought here in the short space of one man’s life time.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 12, 1902

 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT – Died, William Hardee, at his residence in Page county, Iowa, May 29, 1902, and was buried in the Shearer cemetery, May the 30th, by Plumb Lodge No 285, A.F. & A.M., in the usual form and ceremony of the craft of which he was a devoted member.

Brother William Hardee was born in Burbon county, Kentucky, May 2, 1815, making his age 87 years and 28 days....

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our deceased Brother and also spread upon the lodge record and a copy sent to the Page County Democrat, Clarinda Journal, Hopkins Journal. Braddyville Times, Bedford Free Press and Times Repnblican for publication.
Committee: W. T. Allen, Isaac Smith, R. R, Smith

 

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, June 12, 1902

 

Harmon, Levi B. – Levi B. Harmon, whose tragic death is chronicled in another column, was born November 7, 1857, in Washington county, Indiana. Fifteen years ago he was married to Miss Jennie Andricks, a Page county girl, in this city, and they have lived a happy married life ever since. Two children, Harry and Roy, aged 14 and 12, respectively, with the mother, survive to mourn the terrible death of the father. Mr Harmon came here five years ago from Nebraska, and has since been employed with the H. & S. He was a faithful and trusted workman, and in his home life was a true husband and an unusually kind father. He was a member of the K.P. and Odd Fellows lodges, and of the Modern Woodman. He had insurance in the latter order, and in the Burlington Relief. The funeral services will be held at the Christian church this afternoon at three o’clock, conducted by Rev W. B. Clemmer. A brother of the deceased from Lincoln, Neb., is here attending the funeral. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 25, 1900

 

Levi B. Harmon lost his life without scarcely knowing what hurt him, Saturday evening.
He was an employe on the H. & S. bridge gang and coming home on the passenger he stood on the lower step to one of the coaches a short distance south of the depot, when a portion of the step gave away and
throwing his ankle over it turned him around backward and befell headfirst in the direction the train was going at a good speed, striking his bead on a new oak tie, breaking bis neck and crushing the skull at
the back part of his head. He died without a struggle. The funeral was held at the Christian church Tuesday at 3 o'clock, by Rev. Clemmer. He was carrying $2,000 accident insurance and $3,000 in the Woodman lodge. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 27, 1900

 

 

Harrington, Eli Payton

On last Friday night at the hour of twelve-ten, the spirit of Eli Payton Harrington took its flight,   after a long and trying illness, at his home two   miles  south   of Hawleyville. While the world was bathed in silvery moon light, the summer air balmy and serene, with his wife, children and friends around him; quietly, peacefully, without the movement of a muscle; the tired, pain-racked, long enduring soul, entered into eternal rest.   While serving his country in 1861 during the month of October, he received a spinal injury from which he never recovered, having been an invalid since that time and almost helpless for fifteen years, and bedridden for five long years.  The last time he was away  from  home   was in 1893, when he made a visit to his son James, in Clarinda.  During this long illness, often racked with intense pain, there never was one word of complaint, one murmur of impatience from the lips so closely compressed, to keep back even a sound of the excruciating agony that often held him captive for hours at a time, before a moment of relief.  Always cheerful, thinking ever of the comfort of his dear ones. With a smiling welcome for his friends, he shed abroad from his sick room, a radiance pure and bright, which made all who knew him love him, and long to grow more like him in brave endurance.  A few days before he became unconscious, his wife was reading him the following verse, when he said to her, "That expresses my sentiments," and surely he has earned this rest.
"Rest comes at length though life be long and dreary.
The day must dawn and darkness might be passed.
Faith's journey ends in welcome to the wear,
And heaven the hearts true home, will come at last.
Mr. Harrington was cared for during his long illness, with unusual tenderness and forethought by his wife, daughters Lulu and Clara, and son-in-law, N. P. Damewood. These dear ones have devoted themselves to the care of their afflicted one and never has it been ours to see more perfect devotion to a friend. Their every thought seemed to be to procure something for the pleasure and relief of him who suffered, and surely their work was nobly accomplished. To them, to the son, we extend our deepest symyathy.

Mr Eli Payton Harrington was born Jan 9, 1829 in Schoharie county, New York. He was married Dec 4, 1851, to Miss Phoebe Ann Olmstead. To them were born four children, one of whom, George L., died in infancy. The remaining three, James S., Mrs Clara Damewood and Luella E., were with him when he died.

Mr Harrington entered the war at its beginning, enlisted for three years or during the war. He was a member of the 51st Ill Vol Co H and served his country until death released him, for in the serving, he gave his early manhood strength, his hope of health, his life, all for his country.

The funeral services were held in the M.E. church at Hawleyville on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev Farley. Interment took place in the Memory Cemetery.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, July 17, 1900

 

Obituary.
On last Friday night at the hour of twelve-ten the spirit of Eli Payton Harrington took its flight, after a long and trying illness, at his home two miles south of Hawleyrille. While the world was bathed in silvery moon light, the summer air balmy and serene, with his wife, children and friends around him; quietly, peacefully, without the movement of a muscle; the tired, pain-racked, long enduring soul entered into eternal rest. While serving his country in 1861 during the month of October he received a spinal injury from which he never recovered, having been an invalid since that time and almost helpless for fifteen years.and bedridden for five long years. The last time he was away from home was in 1893 when he made a visit to his son James in Clarinda. During this long illness, often racked with intense pain, there never was one word of complaint, one murmur of impatience from the lips so closely compressed to keep back even a sound of the excruciating agony that often held him captive for hours at a time, before a moment of relief, Always cheerful, thinking ever of the comfort of his dear ones. With a smiling welcome for his friends, he shed abroad from his sick room, a radiance pure and bright, which made all who knew him love him, and long to grow more like him in brave endurance. A few days before he became unconcious, his wife was reading him the following, verse,when he said to her, "That expresses my sentiments," and surely he has earned this rest. "Rest comes at length though life be long and dreary.
The day must dawn and darkness might be
Faith's journey ends in welcome to the weary, And heaven the hearts true home, will come at last,
Mr. Harrington was cared for during his long illness, with unusual tenderness and forethough by his wife, daughters Lulu and Clara, and son-in-law N. P. Damewood. These dear ones have devoted themselves to the care of their afflicted one and never has it been ours to see more perfect devotion to a friend. The every thought seemed to be to procure something for the pleasure and relief of him who suffered and surely their work was nobly accomplished. To them, to the son, we extend our deepest sympathy.
Mr Eli Payton Harrington was born Jan. 9, 1829 in Schoharie county, New York. He was married Dec. 4. 1851, to Miss Phoebe Ann Olmstead. To them were born four children, one of whom, George L., died in infancy. The remaining three, James S., Mrs Clara Damewood and Luella E., were with him when he died,
Mr. Harrington entered the war at its begining, enlisted for three years or during the war. He was a member of the 51st Ill., Vol.. Co. H, and served his country until death released him, for in the serving, he gave his early manhood strength, his hope of health, his life, all for his country.
The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Hawleyviile on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Farley. Interment took place in Memory Cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 19, 1900

 

 

 

 

Hart, Eliza Jane – Eliza Jane Pugh was born in Ohio, November 15, 1844, and died at Clarinda Monday, October 5, aged 63 years, 10 months and 20 days. For twenty years she has made her home in this city with her husband who is familiarly known to all as “Pappy” Hart. She is survived by her husband, two sisters, and three brothers, all three of her brothers and one sister living in Shenandoah. She was a member of the Mennonite church. The funeral services were held at Oates’ undertaking rooms Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1908

 

Hart, Esther Elizabeth Winter, age 83, of College Springs, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home rural College Springs, Iowa.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 at the College Springs Presbyterian Church with Rev. James Crapson officiating. Visitation with the family was 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the College Springs Presbyterian Church or to the College Springs Fire and Rescue. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.

Esther Elizabeth Hart was born January 27, 1923, on a farm near Hepburn, Iowa to Charles Edward Winter and Martha Margaret (Mattie) (Crain) Winter. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri in 1973. Esther was united in marriage August 16, 1947, at Hepburn, Iowa to Donald Frederick Hart. He preceded her in death February 1992.

Esther lived in Washington, D.C. for 2 years working for the FBI, then returned to Clarinda and taught school at College Springs prior to marrying Don. In addition to helping with the farm work, she substitute taught at various local schools in later years. Esther was an active member of the College Springs Presbyterian Church and she sang in the choir. She was a 4-H member as a child and active in 4-H during the years her children were 4-H members. She was a member of the neighborhood "ladies club" for many years; a member of Home Circle Club and a Bible Study Club.

Preceding Esther in death were her parents; infant sister, Helen Jane Winter; husband, Don Hart; brothers, Edward Winter, Kenneth Winter; sisters-in-laws, Glenna Winter and Frances Winter.

Survivors include her children: Farrel Frederick Hart of Omaha, Nebraska, Helen Jane Hart of College Springs, Iowa; Margaret Elizabeth Avery and husband David of Gretna, Nebraska, Shirley Ann Hart of Sidney, Iowa, Chris Edward Hart and wife Linda of Gales Ferry, Connecticut; grandchildren: Kyle Avery, Russel Avery, Jennice Avery, Alaine Avery, Irene Elizabeth Hart, Michelle Hart, Connor Hart; brothers, Douglas Winter of Clarinda, Iowa, Byron Winter of Seward, Nebraska; sisters, Carolyn Guigli and husband Bill of Madrid, Iowa, Martha Thompson and friend Marvin of Le Mar, Colorado; sisters-in-law, Betty Winter of Clarinda, Iowa, Carole Winter of Iowa City, Iowa; nephew, Alan Hart and wife Sue of St. Joseph, Missouri; other nieces, nephews and many friends. Edna Carlson, age 89, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa following a lengthy hospitalization at Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Gary Jaeckle officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Clarinda, Iowa. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.

 

Harvey, Maggie Augusta – Maggie Augusta Harvey daughter of Alexander and Anna M. Harvey, died at the home in Red Oak, Iowa, September 6, 1901, aged 25 years, 1 month and 21 days.

She was born in Butler, Penn., July 15, 1876, and came to Iowa with her parents the same year. Clarinda was her home, her father removing to red Oak last May, having gone into business there....The funeral was held in the home on Sabbath morning, Sept 8, Dr Smith, long her pastor, preaching the sermon, Dr Cook, of Red Oak, having charge of the services. The body, reposing in a beautiful casket was brought to Clarinda for interment, the Presbyterian choir, singing a beautiful son of faith and rest at the grave....

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iow, Sep 10, 1901

 

Miss Gussie Harvey  died Friday, Sept. 6,1801, at the home of her parents in Red Oak, where they have lived some time, aged 25 years.   Miss Gussie had been in poor health for several years from consumption, from which the best possible care of her parents could not relieve her.   She was an amiable and intelligent young lady with modest manners and a winning disposition which made her friends to the extent of her acquaintance.   Her untimely death is deeply morned by all, to whom the long family residence in this city greatly endeared her. The funeral took place at the home in Red Oak Sunday morning, conducted by Rev.  Dr. Brock of the Presbyterian church in that city, and the remains were shipped to this city and laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery at 2:30 p. m., Sunday, in the presence of a large concourse of people. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 7, 1901

 

 

Harvison, Ralph – Word came to this city Friday of the drowning of Mr and Mrs Harvison’s son at Leavenworth, Kas., while bathing in the Missouri [River]. He was 16 years of age. They were former residents of this city [Clarinda, Iowa]. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1902

 

Drowned While Swimming

Ralph Harvison, the 16 year old son of John Harvison, of Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., was drowned while swimming in the Missouri river last Tuesday.   It seems that the boy was   an exceptionally good swimmer but while in very deep water took a cramp and before they could get help was drowned. The body has not as yet been found and it is doubtful if it ever will be now. Mrs. M. A.   Harvison and Mrs Frank Worley have gone to Leavenworth.   Mr. Harvison, the boy's father, is a guard in the state prison there. The family formerly lived in Clarinda. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 1, 1902

 

 

Haver, James J. – James J. Haver died at his home southwest of the square, yesterday morning at 2:45 o’clock, from a complication of spleen and liver troubles. He was aged 52 years, 6 months and 1 day. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev W.B. Clemmer. Services at the grave will be conducted by the Modern Woodman, of which organization Mr Haver was a member.

Mr Haver was born in Greene county, Penna., November 27, 1847. He came west in 1864, and on September 11, 1870, he was married to Miss Bertha Wells. Four children have been born ot them, Charles being dead, and Alice, Richard and Pearl, with the mother, surviving the father. Mr Haver also has six brothers,--John, who with his wife arrived from Tingley last Saturday, Hiram, who lives in Pennsylvania, Lewis, Nelson and Calvin in Kansas, and Lyman in Oklahoma. His son Richard has been in Ogden, Utah, for several weeks, and was telegraphed last Saturday, but may not be here for the funeral today.

Mr Haver has always been respected as one of the best citizens of Clarinda. He had been a member of the Christian church for nine years, and was a faithful and consistent member. He was a member of the Modern Woodman, and was also a member of the Page County Mutual Aid and Benevolent Society.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, May 29, 1900

James J. Haver died at his home in this city early Monday morning, aged 52 years, 6 months and 1 day. He was born in Greene county, Pa., and for several years has lived in this city. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, conducted bv Rev. Clemmer, with services at the grave by the Modern Woodmen. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 31, 1900

 

 

 

Hawley, Charlotte Petty – Mrs J.M. Hawley died at her home in north Clarinda at 6:30 o’clock, last Sunday morning, after a three days’ illness from lung trouble. Mrs Hawley was in good health the first of the week, and was in good spirits until she caught a severe cold on Wednesday. The cold settled on her lungs, and while it would not have been a serious affliction for a younger and sturdier person, it proved too much for her fragile strength, and after the brief illness mentioned, she passed away very peacefully on Sunday morning. She was more than 88 years of age, having been born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on February 17, 1813. Her maiden name was Charlotte L. Petty. She lived there with her parents until she was 18 years of age, when she was married to James M. Hawley, on September 26, 1832, at Chester, Vermont. The young couple went from there to the then far west,--Jamestown, New York, where Mr Hawley followed his trade as combmaker for several years. In 1835 they moved to Detroit and opened what later became the American Hotel. There the appointed governor of Michigan territory, Mr Mason, with most of the members of the legislature, boarded with the family and a merry life was led in the talented company. From Detroit the family moved to Rochester, Mich., where Mr Hawley engaged in the milling business. This he followed for twelve years, and in 1849 made another big move westward, landing in St Joseph, Mo., in the winter of that memorable year of California gold discoveries. With a partner named Sorley, Mr Hawley successfully conducted a store at St Joe, for two years, and later, when his partner was called to Scotland, he took charge of their store at Filmore, Mo., where the family lived for two years. Selling out there Mr Hawley took a part of his stock and struck north into Iowa, landing on the present site of the town of Hawleyville, then known as McAlpin’s Mills. Mr Hawley opened a store in a little one room house, with a slab lying on two barrels to serve as a counter, and there he built up a good patronage before he returned to Filmore for his wife and family. He brought them to Hawleyville in a buggy, and Mrs Hawley was led to exclaim frequently along the way, “James, where in the world are you taking us?” For there was no other settlement within thirty or forty miles in that early year of 1853. The family lived at Hawleyville, Mr and Mrs Hawley being prominent in educational and church movements, and after a few years there they came to Clarinda, where they have ever since made their home.

Mrs Hawley united with the Baptist church when a girl but sixteen years old, and was a faithful christian all of her life, she and her husband joining the Presbyterian church after coming here. Grandma Hawley’s nature was always sweet and contented, and she was admired by all who knew her, for her many admirable womanly qualities, strong even in her old age and reflecting the good that she had one when younger.

It was her fear that she might die before her husband. They had been married longer than any other couple in this part of the west,--almost sixty-nine years,--and the sight of them, he nearly ninety-one years old and she more than eighty-eight, as they sat enjoying each other’s company in the last quiet days of their lives, in their home in north Clarinda, was born interesting and pathetic to their many friends and callers. But a short time ago, when Dr Rickey died, Grandpa Hawley was among the first to go to the home of the aged and stricken widow of his old friend, to comfort her in her bitter loss. And today the old man sits by his own fireside along, his faculties still keen to appreciate the great loss he has suffered, and his mind bright to recall and relate her many queenly and lovable traits and good works.

The long married life of Grandpa and Grandma Hawley is very exceptional. To them marriage was one long courtship, and the parting is as keen now, in the gloaming, as it would have been in the dawn of their happiness. But the comfort remains to the stricken old man that the wife of his youth, his manhood, his decline, his tottering old age, the wife that worked by his side through all the vicissitudes of their eventful life, was spared to him until they could enjoy each other’s society along, as in the days when they were first wedded. And though she was unconscious during the last hours of her earthly life, she rallied for a moment before death, recognized the loving hand that had held her own for nigh three-score years and ten, murmured sweetly, “Father,” and passed down to the dark river, to be transported to the land of eternal life and love beyond.

Four children blessed the union of Mr and Mrs Hawley, in the following order:--Francis, born at Dunkirk, N.Y., and later Mrs Curtis (now deceased); James D., of this city; Julia, now Mrs D.C. Chamberlain, of this city; and Ada, now Mrs E.C. Zimmerman, of St Joe. Besides the three children living, there are nine grand-children living, one dead and four great grandchildren. A remarkable thing about the line of ancestry is that there are four generations of Hawleys living, vis.,--J.M., J.D., A.J., and Arlo.

The funeral services of Mrs Hawley were conducted from the home, by Dr T.C. Smith, assisted by Rev Chas Jackson, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay tribute to the memory of an excellent woman and render sympathy to the sorrowing family and relatives. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Misses Phillips and Loranz and Messrs. Lucas and Keener. Miss Mayme Larrimer also sang a solo. The floral offerings were very profuse and beautiful, fitting for the last sad rites of a good woman gone to her reward.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 19, 1901

 

Grandma J. M. Hawley is dead. After a long, eventful and useful life of toil hardship and pleasure she fell asleep in the arms of her Maker at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning, March 17, 1801, at the ripe old age of 88 years and one month. Only three days marked her illness before death, the result of a severe cold, and she gradually sank away peacefully, recognizing the family a few moments before death claimed her for its own. Mrs. Hawley was born in Claremont, N, H., Feb. 17, 1813. At the age of 18 years she was married to Mr. J. M. Hawley. A few years after he caught the western fever and they went to Jamestown, N. Y. In 1835 they removed to Detroit, Mich., and then to Rochester, Mich. In 1849 they wandered westward to St. Joseph, Mo., and from there went to Hawleyville, this county, in 1853, where he was a successful merchant in that town bearing his name. Later on they located in this city and have ever been welcome and agreeable citizens. For nearly sixty-nine years, Mr. and Mrs. Hawley enjoyed each other's company in the journey of life, but the day of parting finally arrived and the gray-haired husband is left at the advanced age of nearly ninety-one years to reflect on the past and recount the joys and pleasures of the many days that have passed and gone, while yet claiming strength and vigor. The funeral took place Monday at 2:30, conducted by her pastor, Dr. T. C. Smith, assisted by Rev. Jackson,and a large concourse of people witnessed the ceremonies in deep sorrow as the last tribute to the passing of a kindhearted christian woman. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 21, 1901

 

 

 

 

Hawley, J.M. - GRANDPA HAWLEY DEAD – The Venerable Old Gentleman Passes Away at the Age of Ninety-three Years

After living an active life for almost a century, Grandpa J.M. Hawley peacefully passed away last Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs D.C. Chamberlain, on North Fifteenth street. He was one of the earliest pioneers of Page county, having come to this state and county in 1853. He had been ill but a short time and for the last two weeks only has he been confined to his bed. There was no particular cause for his death, the human machinery was simply worn out and could go no longer.

James M. Hawley was born in Danbury, Conn., on May 10, 1810, and was married to Charlotte L. Petty on September 29, 1832, at Chester, Vt. The young couple then started west and located in Jamestown, New York, where Mr Hawley engaged in the comb manufacturing business and in which he was very successful. In 1835 another move to the westward was made by the Hawley family and finally they located in Detroit, Mich., where Mr Hawley very successfully owned and operated what was in those days a very fine hotel. He remained in the hotel business for about three years and then moved to Rochester, Mich., at which place he engaged in the milling business for thirteen years. At the end of this time Mr Hawley and his family again turned their faces westward and after a hard trip over the prairies settled in St Joseph, Mo., then a struggling little village. Here Mr Hawley took a half interest in a general store and later became sole owner. But Missouri was not satisfactory to him so with a part of his merchandising stock and a good team of horses he came to this county, locating in Hawleyville, the town that still bears his name. This was in the year 1853 and at that time there was not a settlement within thirty miles. Mr Hawley had the distinction of being the first postmaster in Page county and received the mails from a carrier who walked from Quincy, Adams County, Ia., carrying the mail in a satchel. From Hawleyville to Clarinda was the last of the many immigrations that this worthy couple made and when Clarinda was reached a permanent home was made and here it has ever since been. Since coming here nothing need be said of the many good deeds of this venerable pair who were always foremost in all worthy enterprises. Mr Hawley has for years been a member of the Presbyterian church and always donated generously to its support and maintenance.

The old gentleman held on to life with great determination and was very ambitious to live for many years to come, however, for the past few months he has been perfectly willing to die and many times members of the family have heard him, in talking to himself repeat the following words the thought of which come to every man at some time in his life, “I wonder if there will be a light at the river for me!”

Grandma Hawley, at the age of 88 years, died in this city and at that time she had been married to Mr Hawley for nearly sixty-nine years, and was one of those fine old ladies whom you meet seldom in a life time. To this union were born four children, three of whom are living. The children according to their ages are, Frances, and later Mrs Curtis, now deceased, James D., of this city, Julia, now Mrs D.C. Chamberlain, of this city, and Ada, now Mrs E.C. Zimmerman, of St Joseph, Mo.

The funeral services of Mr Hawley were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev Maclean, of the Presbyterian church. Many friends paid their respects to the deceased by their presence at the funeral this afternoon which was very large.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 30, 1903

 

Grandpa J. M. Hawley is growing very feeble and it is evident his earthly career is nearing the end. He is now ninety-three years old, blind and almost helpless. He receives the best of care at the hands of his daughter, Mrs. D. C. Chamberlain.
Later.—Mr. Hawley died last night at nine o'clock. Funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 from the home of Mrs. Chamberlain. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 29, 1903

 

 

Heerman, LeeRoy Henry, age 78 of Coin, Iowa, departed this earth on January 30, 2006 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah, Iowa.
LeeRoy Henry Heerman was born on September 30, 1927 in Lincoln, Missouri the son of Leo and Minnie (Wischmeier) Heerman.
In his early childhood, LeeRoy attended school in Benton County, Missouri. After moving back to Iowa he finished his schooling in Clarinda and Coin, Iowa. In September of 1946 he enlisted in the Army-Air Force. LeeRoy met the love of his life Connie Ray Nall while serving in the Army-Air Force in Illinois, on February 2, 1949 they were united in marriage. To this union they were blessed with five children; Dennis Ray, Roy Dean, Roger Lee, Cheryl Lynn and Angela Denise. LeeRoy spent his career as a truck driver to and from the west coast. He was especially proud of his driving record, as he received numerous awards for his driving skills. LeeRoy retired from trucking in 1986 and was elected mayor of Coin, Iowa, for the past ten years. LeeRoy loved to restore old tractors and time spent fishing, but most of all he loved his family. There was also the time he enjoyed with his friends at “The Office”. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eagles Club, and the Masonic Order.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, Dennis and Roger Heerman; and a grandson Daren Ray Heerman.
He is survived by his wife Connie of Coin; a sister Fern Sump and her husband Alan and their family of Clarinda, Iowa; his son Roy and wife Teresa Heerman of Quitman, MO, daughter, Angela Whitehill and friend Jim Berry of Coin, IA, daughter Cheryl Fallis of Clarinda, IA; grandchildren, Stacy Heerman and friend Vashon Russell of Champaign, IL, Michelle Warrick and husband Scott of Clarinda, IA, Spencer Williams and husband Jay of Malvern, IA, Megan Martin and husband Brett of Clarinda, IA, Jenny Martin and husband Joe of Essex, IA, Kalon Whitehill and friend April Welch of Braddyville, IA, Kade Whitehill of Coin, Ia. Rachel Rother of Maryville, MO, and Jimmy Fallis of Clarinda, IA, seven great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. On February 2, 2006 he and Connie would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah. Words of comfort were given by the Rev. Carl Phillips. Inurnment was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Coin.

Henniger, Mrs Adam – Mrs Adam Henniger died Monday at her home out near Yorktown, aged 84 years, 9 months and 15 days. The family located in this county in 1870. The funeral took place at one o’clock pm Tuesday. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 20, 1908

Henshaw, Nellie – Ned Hinman of Pittsburg, Kans., was in the city the first of the week attending the funeral of his niece, Miss Nellie Henshaw, who died at Des Moines Saturday evening from an attack of appendicitis and the remains brought to this city Monday for interment. Ned spent his boyhood days in this city and for years was a photographer. He has been absent for twenty-two years, except a short visit nine years ago, and is remembered by many. He looked natural but older like the rest of us. Page County Democrat,  Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 16, 1908

 

Herren, James David – James David Herren died Monday, June 16, 1902, at his home three miles southeast of this city, at the advanced age of 69 years, 10 months and 21 days. During last fall, Sept 19th, he was afflicted with a partial stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered, but was able to be around until last March, when he was taken severely ill and had since been confined to his home, gradually growing weaker until the end came last Monday evening.

Mr Herren was born in Kent county, Maryland, July 25, 1832, and with his parents removed to Logan county, Ohio, in 1835. There he resided fro many years, being married to Miss Mary L. Carter, Jan 8, 1857. The fruits of this union were ten children—Dr D.V. Herren of Blockton, Iowa, K.G. Herren of New Market, Iowa, Mrs J.L. Elgin of Omaha, Neb., Mrs Kate Wagner, Mrs H.F. Annan, Roy, Harley, Misses Lottie and Nannie, of Clarinda, Iowa, and one dying in infancy. The surviving children were all present during his last moments on earth.

During the civil war Mr Herren shouldered his gun and was off to the front with the “boys in blue” to do battle for his country, and acted well his part in preserving the union.

After the close of the war he returned to his Ohio home, and in 1868 he removed with his family to Missouri, where they resided until 1870, when they came to Page county and he had since resided here, proving himself a man among men and making friends to the number of his acquaintance. He was not closely allied with any church, but had been a member of Odd Fellows lodge of this city for years and a firm believer in its teachings.

Mr Herren was a life long democrat and always took an active part in the councils of his party, ever ready to help disseminate the principles of right and justice as he viewed them, and always fearless in his expressions.

His good wife departed this life May 27, 1897, and following that sad event he seemed to have little left to bind him to this world.

The funeral took place at the home yesterday at 2 o’clock pm, conducted by Dr T.C. Smith, and his remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, June 19, 1902

 

As we go to press we learn of the death of J. D. Herron which occurred last night at his home near Clarinda. Mr. Herron was a long time resident of this county and has many friends who will mourn his death. Mr. Herron was about 80 years old and has been sick for many months past. The funeral will be held from the house, two and one-half miles east of town at two o'clock tomorrow. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 17, 1902

 

 

Hobson, Babe of Clint – Harry Gates and wife of St Joseph [Mo] were called to this city Saturday by the death of Mr and Mrs Clint Hobson’s little babe that morning. Mrs Gates is a sister of Mr Hobson. Page County Democrat, clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1907

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Hobson were called to mourn the death of their little babe, aged two and one half years, which occurred early Saturday morning, from pneumonia. The little one had not been sick, only a slight cold a day or two before. During the night it was siezed with a severe attack and a physician could give it no relief. The funeral was held at the home southwest of the city at 2:30 Monday, conducted by Rev. Maclean, and the remains of their only child laid to rest in the city cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1907

Huddle, Emory Allen - Emory Allen Huddle was born February 2, 1880 in Page county, Iowa. He died May 12, 1934 near Coin, Iowa. He was struck by lightning. He was the fifth of seven boys born to Emanuel and Sarah Sheets Huddle. He married Nellie Smith in 1915 and to this union three girls were born, all living near Clarinda, Louise 18, Thelma Darlene 14, Nelda Allene 9. He is survived by four brothers, Abe of Red Oak, Iowa, Noah and Chris of Braddyville, and J.W. of Clarinda, Iowa. He was a member of the Free Methodist church for 22 years. He lived for one year in Wyoming. Burial in Shearer Cem

Hughes, Ora – The measles still rage among the children in the country yet, and several deaths have occurred. Mr and Mrs Jesse Hughes of East River were called to mourn the death of their bright young daughter, Miss Ora Hughes, the 27th ult. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, May 14, 1903

Hayes, Bill - Billie Hayes was born April 19, 1926 at Bogard, Missouri to John Newbolt Hayes and Ina Mae Belle (Rinehart) Hayes.
He grew up around Bogard and Braymer, Missouri on the family homestead farm. He moved to south of Braddyville with his wife and son to work for a farmer.

Bill joined Lisle Corporation in 1950 and worked at Lisles for over 30 years. Before leaving Lisle Corporation he started helping weekends with Clark Crawford & Jim Hutchinson auctions helping on the hayracks. After retiring from Lisle Corporation he helped more with auctions and at the sale barn. In the late 1990's he had to retire from auctions due to his health.

Bill passed away Sunday evening, August 23, 2009 at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, Missouri.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Walter Gray; wife, Helen (Mick) Hayes; grandson Ronnie Hayes; sisters Christine Todd and Lula May McAtee; and brother, John "Jack" Hayes.

He is survived by his son, John Hayes and wife Janet of Fremont, Nebraska; step sons Orville Hayes and wife Marilyn of Clarinda, Iowa and Danny Hayes and wife Kendra of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren James, Scott, Steven, and Jason Hayes and Lindsay Hayes-Ortiz; twelve great-grandchildren; half-brother Dale Gray and wife Inez of Clarinda; half- sister Dorothy Arthur and companion Arnold Sump of Clarinda, Iowa; two great great grandchildren; sister-in-law Eva Hayes of Chillicothe, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Phil Jorgensen officiating. Interment will be at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Family visitation was held Wednesday 7-8 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established. The Tradition of Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is providing arrangements.

 

Hull, Myles Dean - Myles Dean Hull was born to Lindsay Weaver and Bryan Hull Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at the Shenandoah Medical Center. Lindsay and Bryan reside in Coin, Iowa. Myles passed away February 12 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

Myles is survived by his parents Lindsay and Bryan; brother Keegan Hull; grandparents Rebecca Hull, Johnny Weaver, Craig Hull, Melinda McCombs and James Hayes; many great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services for Myles were held Monday Feb. 15, 2010, at the Elmwood Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home provided arrangements. www.walkermerrick.com.
Hargis, Lenora Marie Dalrymple - Funeral services for Lenora Hargis, 88 of New Market, will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Pastors Russ Clark and Kris Davies officiating. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Monday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Church of Christ in New Market.


Lenora Marie Oxley was born February 24, 1921 at her grandparents Oxley's home just east of Siam. Her parents were Jefferson Ezra (Tom) Dalrymple and Ada Alfreeda Oxley. Lenora lived in Maryville, Missouri until her parents divorced in 1925. At that time Lenora, her sister and mother returned to Siam to live with her grandparents. Lenora attended the Siam schools and was a baptized member of the Christian Church at Siam. She transferred her membership to the New Market Church of Christ June 10, 1945. Lenora studied piano under Lola Reid and was an accomplished musician. Lenora was united in marriage to Muriel Hargis on August 31, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri. They resided in New Market where Muriel worked for Charlie Wilson. They moved to San Rafael, California where Muriel worked on a ranch for several years. When they moved back to New Market, Muriel worked for the County. Lenora worked for Clarinda Municipal Hospital for 17 years. She made many friends and liked to encourage the patients. Lenora liked to cook, can and freeze food for her family and also liked to embroider and crochet. She liked to give her work to others so they could enjoy it. She loved any animal and had many different kinds.
Lenora was preceded in death by her husband, Muriel, who passed away May 19, 1983; daughters Ruth Diggs, Madeline Kelly and Sherry Hargis; and grandson Chad Hargis.
Lenora is survived by sons Melvin Hargis and his wife Janis of New Market, Rodney Hargis and his wife Ina of Council Bluffs and Lannie Hargis and his wife Edith of Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren Cathy Jager and husband Lee, Kim Haizlip and husband Jon, Mandy Ford and husband David, Sean Hargis, Heather Franz, Chari Peters and husband Kevin, Sunni Franz and David; great-grandchildren September Forbes and husband Bryan, Sarah and Courtney Epperly, Derek, David and Douglas Jager, Mathia and Malachi Haizlip, Logan and Brandon Peters, Lauren Kendall, Jonah, Molly, Alison and Michael Potach, Abigail and Gabrielle Ford; and great-great granddaughter Amelia Forbes.