Page County, Iowa obituaries - M - names

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  McKee, Mayme Verhey - Services will be held Friday afternoon for Mayme McKee, 89, who died Wednesday at West Park care center in West Des Moines.

Rev Wayne Fisher and Dr J.D. Almes will officiate at the 2 pm services at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Clarinda. Interment will be in Clarinda cemetery.

The daughter of William Verhey and Mary Croll Verhey, Mrs McKee was born Aug 8, 1887 at Orange City. She attended schools in Des Moines and graduated from West high school there.

On Sept 12, 1917, she was married to Charles S. McKee in Clarinda, who preceded her in death Jan 9, 1944.

Her entire married life was spent in Clarinda, residing until 1971 at the family home at 513 S 16th. Since that time, due to failing health, she has lived in Des Moines, the last five years at West Park care center.

She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian church, Clarinda, and of the missionary society of the church and served as its treasurer for many years.

She and her husband were members of the So-Rex A-Mex club. During World War I she was chief clerk of the county draft board, and also was employed at the time as a bookkeeper at Weil's Clothing Store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and a brother.

Her sisters were Mrs Frank Sinn and Mrs Joe Faassen of Clarinda and Mrs Guy Miller of Des Moines. The brother, Carlisle, died as a youth in a hunting accident.

Surviving are a son, William E. of Des Moines, a half-sister, Olive Loveless of LaPorte City, and three grandchildren.

Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and memorials may be made to the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Clarinda Herald-Journal Oct 7, 1976


Macrander, Dwayne - Dwayne Macrander, son of Orville and Iva (Ramsey) Macrander, was born on July 22, 1930 in rural Fremont County. He entered into rest on Saturday, September 26, 2009. He graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. He married Rheuvilla (Billie) Greenwood in Thurman, Iowa, in 1957.

He was survived by his wife, Billie; sons Bryan (Laurie) Macrander and Greg (Mary) Macrander of the St. Louis area; grandchildren, Brandon, Cody, Kendall, Kamren, Chrisco, Nathan, and Aaron; brother, Ray (Carolyn) Macrander of Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law, uncle, nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Edwin of Washington, Iowa, and Leland of Carter Lake, Iowa.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, September 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant, Mo. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at Hutchens Mortuary.

Miller, Ruby, age 92, of Shenandoah, Iowa , passed awayThursday, September 30, 2005, at Elm Heights Park Crest Care Center in Shenandoah. For more dtailed information and to send your condolences to Ruby's family go to web site


  McCurdy, Betty Louise Lawson - Memorial services for Betty McCurdy, age 86 of Maryville, Missouri, formerly of Braddyville, Iowa, who died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Golden Living Care Center, Maryville, Missouri were held Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family were held 10:00 a.m. to service time Friday, August 1, 2008 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials can be directed to Hospice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Betty Louise McCurdy, 86, of Braddyville passed away July 27, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Maryville, MO. Betty was the daughter of Sammie and Myrtle (Varley) Lawson. They lived on a farm SE of Shenandoah, IA, where Betty started her education at a rural country school.
When her mother’s health failed, they moved to Castle Rock, CO where her mother entered a TB sanitarium in Denver. After her passing the family moved in with her grandparents, Sam and Kate Lawson in Norwich, IA. She then entered Norwich school and continued on until graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1938. Betty went on to receive her teaching certificate. She worked at the Earl May Seed & Nursery Co in the accounting dept, later transferring into Mr. May’s office.
She married Orie Truman McCurdy in 1947. They were blessed with the birth of one son, John E. McCurdy. The family lived on a farm near Braddyville, IA.
Betty loved rural life. She raised chickens, gardened, canned, sewed, and was a wonderful cook. Her greatest joy was rearing her son and watching him grow into a fine young man. She loved when her son, John, and his family came to visit. She enjoyed the time spent with granddaughters Kelly and Tamara. They thought their Grandma made the best hot chocolate in the whole world! She always made enough for the girls to take some back home with them.
Betty joined 4H in her early years winning two blue ribbons at the Page County Fair. She was a member of Eastern Star, Highland Chapter, for over 50 yrs. During part of her time in Eastern Star she served as the Grand Ruth for the state of Iowa. She enjoyed traveling to many chapters, some out of state. She made many lifelong friends. Betty worked as an assistant Postmaster in Braddyville for 15 yrs.
Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and mentor to her siblings. She helped care for her brothers and sister and was their best friend.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Orie Truman McCurdy; her parents, Sammie and Myrtle Lawson; grandparents, Sam and Kate Lawson and Charles and Mae Varley; two brothers, Vard and Kenneth Lawson; an infant sister, and a special uncle, William (Bill) Lawson.
Left to mourn her passing is son, John and wife Nancy McCurdy, granddaughters, Kelly and Tamara, and great granddaughter, Brooklynn Paige, all of Lee’s Summit, MO; a sister, Lucille Lawson, Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lawson, Lincoln, Neb, Arlene Lusk, Clearmont, MO, Annabelle Fuller, Clarinda, IA, Mary Lou Murphy, Braddyville, IA, Bonnie Miller, Clarinda; and many cousins, nieces and a nephew; special friends, Ralph and Barb Fishell, Ed and Darla Burch, and Martin and Vicki Barnes.


Maier -- Agnes Hastings-Engleman-Maier
"A long time resident of Diamond City has passed away. Agnes Maier died of natural causes at the home of her granddaughter, Elizabeth Flynn, in Corona, CA on April 26, 2007, one day shy of her 95th birthday. Due to her poor health, she was living with her daughter, Joy Hathaway, in Anaheim, CA, since September of 2005.
Agnes and Joy were fortunate to have visited family and friends in Diamond City for two and a half months before they returned to CA in March 2007.
In her youth and until 1953, Agnes lived in the Riverton, Farragut, and Hamburg, Iowa areas and still has relatives in these areas.
Agnes had a very versatile life as she held many different job positions during her long life, from being a State Health Technician, writing for a newspaper and horse magazine, to working on the City Council in Diamond City, AR. She took great pride in her work in getting the newer system implemented in Diamond City. She loved her dancing and participating in skits at the Monarch Club. She was a tiny, little lady with beautiful blue eyes who could be as feisty as anyone, if need be, but also as caring and wonderful as a person could ask for. As for me, her daughter, she is one of the most unforgettable people I have ever known. She has always been a great inspiration to me and I have a great admiration for her.
Agnes was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Engleman, of Anahem, CA, second husband, Kenneth Maier of Diamond City, AR, her eldest son, Leighton Engleman of Mendocino, CA, grandson Adam Engleman of Little Rock, AR, and great granddaughter, Moriah Joy Hathaway, of Beaverton, OR.
She is survived by her sons Douglas Engleman of Compton, AR, Devon Engleman of Dianond City, AR, Ronald Englemand of Jewett, TX, Charles Engleman of Ardmore, OK, and Joy Hathaway of Anaheim as well as 15 grandchildre, 10 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.
Agnes will be laid to rest at the Milum Cemetery in Lead Hill, AR."


Markwell, Lewis – Lewis Markwell was born October 12, 1822, near Rushville, Indiana, and died August 5, 1904, aged 81 years, 9 months and 23 days. He was married to Martha Ann Heflin in 1843. To this union six children were born, viz: William H., of Lucien, Oklahoma; John F., of Shambaugh, Iowa; Jacob J., of Connellsville, Mo; Mary F., of Santa Rosa, California; Nancy E., of Wedekind, Nevada, and George L., of Michigan. Mr Markwell came west in the year 1851, settling near Maryville, Mo. He afterwards moved to Nebraska, and from there to Warren county, Iowa, in the year 1861, where the companion of his youth preceded him to the glory world, aged 36 years, 4 months. He was converted a number of years ago. He came to Page county in 1873, where he has resided ever since. He has been in failing health for several years. For the past month he had, seemingly, been improving in health, until he died suddenly of heart disease. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of God in Shambaugh at 10:30 am, Sunday, August 7, by Rev J.F. Mudd, of the Free Methodist church, assisted by the Revs. Brown and Cox.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 19, 1904





Mascher, Mary "Jean" Ray - Mary Jean Ray was born December 25, 1927 at Athelston, Iowa to Harry Oliver and Marjorie Ethel (Stephens) Ray. Jean passed away Sunday night, February 24, 2008 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa, following an extended illness.
Jean graduated Bedford High School and Normal Training and was a teacher for
one year. She left teaching to marry Donald Mascher July 28, 1946 at the
Methodist Church in Bedford. The couple moved to East River Township
southeast of Clarinda to farm, then to Villisca to farm for the Tyler family, later
settling in Nodaway Township north of Clarinda where they lived until Jean
moved into Westridge Quality Care & Rehab in Clarinda in July 2004.
Jean was baptized November 29, 1946 and confirmed at Immanuel December
10, 1946 after she was married. She was a member of the church's Ladies Aid,
quilting circle, Lutheran Laymens League, and helped with the chicken dinners
served at Immanuel in previous years. She was also a local Avon representative,
helped Donald with the Cargill Seed dealer bookkeeping, and was a farmwife
with the usual activities of gardening and raising chickens. She was especially
fond of making cookies for all the grandchildren and enjoyed their visits on the
farm and at the care facility. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, one infant grandchild, grandson Paul
Mascher, two infant great grandchildren, and sisters Betty Martin and Ellen
Finckbone and brother-in-law Andy Finckbone.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, of Clarinda; children Chester Mascher
and his wife Marilyn of Clarinda, Maxine Bohannon and her husband Bud of
Des Moines, Iowa, Marvin Mascher and his wife Sherril of Clarinda, and Judy
Straw and her husband Gene Sr. of Shenandoah, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren;
twenty great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and brother-in-law Bill Martin of
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Immanuel
Lutheran Church with Rev. Lawrence Boye and Rev. Michael Breach
officiating. Interment was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are
suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund for a handicap
restroom. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


McClelland, Hugh – Hugh McClelland died at his home southwest of the city Nov 6, from brights disease. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 11, 1907


McClelland, Hugh B. – Hugh B. McClelland was born on the present farm home of the family near Shambaugh, Page Co, Iowa, April 15, 1881, and died in the same home Wednesday November 6, 1907, at the age of twenty-six years and six months. Hugh was in feeble health all summer, gradually growing weaker until he passed away from what is called “Brights Disease.” His father preceded him to the better home in August, 1896. The widow, Mrs Jane McClelland, was left with five sons, Benjamin and Ira, who live in Clarinda, Hugh and Henry who cultivated the farm, and Frank, a student in Amity college and one daughter, Bessie. Hugh in early life made a public profession of his faith in Christ uniting with the Reformed Presbyterian Church, in which he remained a consistent member until death.

He was faithful in attending church ordinances and a diligent member of the Young People’s C.E. Society.

He was a faithful son in caring for his mother and a kind brother in the home. He was not afraid to die, expressing submission to God’s will, and was comforted by his assurance of his interest in what he termed a “Better place” the Heavenly home.

Services were conducted in the church Nov 7, 11 a.m., by the pastor, Rev J.W. Dill, text Phil. 1:23, “Having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.: The body was laid to rest in the Covenanter Cemetery. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1907


McCune, Maria – Mrs Maria McCune died April 14, at her home in West Clarinda after a severe spell of sickness, aged 68 years, 4 months and 9 days. She was a native of Ohio and had lived in this city many years. Her husband who preceeded her to the unknown world, was a soldier in the civil war. The funeral was held Friday from the home, conducted by Rev Abel, the Linderman Circle ladies conducting services at the grave. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 22, 1909


McFarland, Ebenezer - was born Dec 21, 1829 near Newark the county seat of Licking County, Ohio, and lived there till manhood. He came to Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1852 and married Elizabeth McFarland June 25, 1854. Three children were born to them. The oldest died in infancy. The other two are O.H. and Mrs Willard Shearer. He leaves a wife, two children and two grandchildren to mourn his loss. He died Oct 26, 1899 in Page County, Iowa. On Sept 24, last, he fell in his room and broke his right ankle, after which he was confined to his bed. This was the immediate cause of his death, but he had been in poor health all summer and not able to lie down.

"Nazer" McFarland as he was familiarly know was the fifth child of Moses and Sarah McFarland, who came from sturdy Scotch-Irish stock. Moses was brought up in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio where he reared his family and then emigrated to Iowa with a family of eleven children when the country was yet new.

Nazer was a worthy representative of his family, and having secured a good education for those days at Zanesville, he came to this state well prepared to be one of its strongest citizens both mentally and physically. He lived on a farm in Page County five miles southwest of Siam where he early always held some office of trust with the ???. In the prime of his life an accident befell him and left him afflicted the rest of his life, and this, together with his retiring disposition deprived him of a prominence among men and a worldly success which his ability and manly qualities would have forced unto him. He was a member of the Plum Lodge [Siam, Iowa]. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery.


McFarland, Orlando Hall - was born in Page County, Iowa Dec 28, 1855 and died at his home in the same county Sept 2, 1922, following an illness of long duration with what is thought to have been cancer of the stomach. His parents, Ebinezer and Elizabeth McFarland were pioneers of Page County settling there in the early days. The deceased had lived for 55 years on the farm where he died and was one of the substantial men of his community. He married Mar 25, 1874 to Mary Nixon who with one daughter, Mrs Alma Damewood survive him. One sister, Mrs Izetta Shearer of Greeley, Colo., and one grandson, Howard Damewood of near Hopkins [Missouri]. He was a member of the Plum Lodge 285 [Siam, Iowa]. Service in the Shearer Church by Rev Williams followed by burial in the Shearer Cemetery.


McKee, Anna – Miss Anna McKee died Friday, Dec 8, 1899, at the home of her parents, Mr Jas. McKee, in South Clarinda, in the 23d year of her age. For several months she had been afflicted with rheumatism, and recently it affected her heart and soon carried her away. She was a handsome and spotless young lady and her untimely death is mourned by all. The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Sunday, conducted by Rev S.E. Martin, of College Springs. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 14, 1899


McKee, D.G. – Mr D.G. McKee died at Cherry Valley, Ark., Sept 26, 1911, and was buried in the cemetery at the R.P. church south of Clarinda, Oct 2. In a letter received from his physician we learn that after a few days’ illness his death was caused by congestion and that he was well cared for and had every attention that could be given. The letter expressed the thought that his life there was the same as it had been everywhere, that of a devoted christian, and while they expressed sympathy for the friends here, they felt they were indeed bereft, as they felt he was so much needed there in church and Sabbath school work. He was the eldest child of Rev David and M.E. McKee and spent the greater part of his life on a farm three miles south of Clarinda. He is survived by his mother and four sisters, Mrs Turner of Lewiston, Idaho, Mrs Hosack of Grove City, Pa., Mrs Ren Lee and Mrs Black of Clarinda, who mourn the loss of a loving son and brother.

The bereaved relatives wish to thank their many friends for the beautiful floral offerings and especially for the kindness and sympathy shown them in their hour of sorrow.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 5, 1911


McLean, Catherine Melissa McAlpin – Catherine Melissa McAlpin was born in Green county, Tennessee, October 8th, 1828, being the daughter of David McAlpin, a native of Scotland. She died February 10th, 1908, at 10:25 pm., aged 79 years, 4 months and 2 days, at her home in this city.

She lived in Tennessee until four years of age, moving at that time with her parents to Franklin, Indiana, at which place in 1848, on July 4, she was married to John McLean. They remained there until 1855, when they moved to Page county, settling near Hawleyville, where they resided for twenty years, being among the well known and highly respected pioneers of Page county and prominent in the early history of this section. In 1875 they moved to Williamson county, Texas, remaining there for fourteen years. At the end of that time they retired from active life and returned to Clarinda which has since been the family home.

To this union were born eight children as follows: David Angus, deceased, Malcom, deceased, Mrs Alice Searl, of this city, Mrs Mary Comstock, of Thorndale, Tex., William Marshal McLean, of DeWitt, Nebr., Mrs Lizzie Thomas, San Gabriel, Texas, John Ulysses McLean, of Houston, Texas, and Robert Burder McLean, of New Market.

Mrs McLean was preceded to the better life by her husband October 14, 1904. She is survived by two brothers and one sister, Stephen McAlpin, of Hawleyville, L.B. McAlpin, of Bloomfield, Nebr., and Mrs J.D. Hawley, of this city. The following brother and sisters are deceased: Robert McAlpin, Mrs Henry Farrens and Mrs Mary Dupree. Those here from a distance are William Marshal McLean, of DeWittt, Nebr., who arrived here Saturday, and Ernest McLean, her grandson, who for several years made his home with her, now living at St Joe [Missouri].

Mrs McLean was one of the charter members of the Presbyterian church here, also one of the charter members of the Presbyterian church in Taylor, Texas, having united with the church of that faith at the age of 14 years.

Her funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs T.G. Searl, conducted by Rev J.N. Maclean, with the assistance of Rev W.T. Fisher. With the death of Mrs MacLean we witness the passing of another beautiful Christian life, and another of the pioneers of Page county. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 11, 1908


Mrs. Catherine Malissa McLean, wife of the late John McLean, died Monday night, Feb. 10, 1908, at 10:25, at her home in northeast Clarinda, from an attack of the grippe followed by pneumonia, aged 79 years, 4 months and 2 days. She had lived in this county many years and a large circle of friends deeply regret her demise. Mrs. McLean had been a member of the Presbyterian church many years and a devoted christian lady. The funeral took place from the residence at 2 p. m. yesterday conducted by Revs. Maclean and Fisher. A good old lady has passed away. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1908



McNeil, Lavina Boerstler was born in the year 1833 in Trumbull county, Ohio. She was married on April 27, 1869, to George Holmes NcNeil. To this union three daughters were born: Mary, Corda and Dacie, the last alone surviving. Mr McNeil died just twenty-one years to a day previous to Mrs McNeil’s death. They were long time residents of this county, and the deceased was a faithful member of the Christian church. The funeral was held yesterday forenoon at the home by Rev W.T. Fisher and the body was laid to rest in the Davis cemetery. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 25, 1909


McVitty, John, died early Saturday morning at his home northwest of the city. For years he had been afflicted with nervous trouble which rendered life a burden to him. He certainly deserves a peaceful rest in the unknown realms. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 23, 1899


Miller, Fred, born Port Washington, Ohio, Dec 24, 1859 and died at his home in New Market, Jun 12, 1932. He removed from Ohio to near Siam, Iowa in 1883. On Dec 24, 1884 he married Sarah Gant and they had 1 child. He is survived by 3 brothers, Peter M., Ben, and Charley of Port Washington, Ohio and 4 sisters, Louisa Stoker, Caroline Fivecoats, and Amelia Barns of Ohio and Mary Dillon of Greeley, Nebr.[buried Memory Cemetery]


Moffitt, Allie - Mrs Allie Moffitt, daughter of John and Mary Strawbride was born July 24, 1864 in Pennsylvania and died Feb 19, 1933 at Braddyville, Iowa. In 1885 her parents came to Nodaway County, Missouri. In 1887 she married Roy Moffitt and they made their home in Nodaway County for 14 years then to Iowa. They were the parents of three children, Byron Moffitt of Braddyville, Iowa, Mary J. Fine, and Vienna Huddle of Conway, Iowa. She joined the Methodist church 39 years ago. She is survived by 2 sisters, Jennie Fowler of Britton, Okla, Barbara Prather of Titusville, Penn. She has 11 grandchildrn. Burial in Shearer cemetery.


Moore, Thos – Thos Moore, an early settler of Montgomery county, died recently at Republic City, Kas., and the remains were brought to Villisca for interment. He was 86 years old and located up there in 1856. He was well known to the old settlers around here. Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 18, 1907


Morelock, Mart, a young man 18 years of age, son of Mr and Mrs N.A. Morelock, met death in an auto accident Friday evening, on the Dougherty hill on the Waubonsie trail west of Norwich....Mart Morelock was 18 years of age the first of last January, being the youngest son in the family of five children, his brothers being Jacob, William and David Morelock, and one sister, Miss Dora Morelock, who resides with her parents at their home just north of Norwich. Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 12, 1917


Moses, Freida  Pflug – Mrs Freida C. Moses, wife of R.N. Moses, died at their home about two miles southwest of Braddyville, Sunday morning, Jan 19, 1919, age 33 years, 8 months and 22 days old. She was born in Amity township, Page county, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Pflug. Her death was caused by influenza. She is survived by her husband and nine children. The youngest child was four weeks old at the time of the death of its mother, and the eldest child, a daughter, is 17 years of age. None of the family – husband or children – was able to attend the funeral, all being ill with influenza. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the grave at College Springs, where a short service was had. The Clarinda Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 23, 1919



Rogers, Thos. J. – Another horrible suicide. A wedding fete turned into a mournful funeral, is last evening’s record. Thos J. Rogers aged 27 and Miss M. Inez Plank aged 18 years, were to have been married at 6 o’clock pm. Just before the time for the happy event he donned himself in his best apparel, at the home of his sister, Mrs Chas Hevelin, in south Clarinda, and when ready to start he asked his sister, who had opposed the marriage, to accompany him to the home of the waiting bride only two blocks distant, then ten minutes late, where the minister and guests were awaiting his coming. She refused, and as he remarked, “you will regret this,” she went out into the garden where her husband was. It seems that he then disrobed himself of his outer garments and put on his ordinary clothes. In the parlor he placed a 22-cliber revolver to his head and pulled the trigger, the ball entering above the right temple, passing through the base of the brain, and virtually blowing the top of his head off. It seems he used both hands to make sure of his aim, as one was badly powder-burned and the other spattered with blood. Mr and Mrs Hevelin rushed to the house after the report of the revolver and found him lying on the floor apparently lifeless. They called Thos Malone from across the street, who found him breathing but motionless, and he lay in this condition for two hours and a half when he passed away. Mr Rogers came from Mound City, Mo., last fall and has since lived with his sister. He was rather a listless, idle young man but not given to bad habits. Himself and sister have received money at stated times from their grandfather’s estate, and he believed in having a good time. He comes from a respectable family and his father is said to be well off.

He was quite a lady’s man with his class, and prided himself on easily winning their good graces. The real cause of the rash act outside of his sister’s objection to his marriage is not known, but is said will soon develope, which is supposed to have been a similar engagement with another lady in Missouri. It is indeed a sad affair. Miss Plank is nearly heart-broken and requires special care since. Funeral will be held tomorrow.

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 27, 1901




Martin, Lula Flossie Waddle - Lula Flossie Waddle was born in Holt county, Mo., Feb 19, 1884, and passed away at her home in this city March 14, 1934, at the age of 50 years and 23 days. She was married to Nathan C. Martin Nov 29, 1900. To this union seven children were born, two dying in infancy.

She united with the Christian church in Forest City, Mo., in early girlhood and later moved her membership to the Methodist church in this city, where she remained a true member until her death.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, four sons and one daughter, Orace and Randolph at home. Earl of this city, Orville of Ashland, nebr., and Laura (Mrs Clark Neal) of Merriman, Nebr.; also seven grandchildren, one brother S.A. Waddle of Craig, Mo., two sisters, Mrs Henry Vandiver of Forbes, Mo., and Mrs Grant Leach of Forest City, Mo., besides other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a member of the Rebekah lodge of this city.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev W.H. Meredith at the Walker Funeral Home last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.

Card of Thanks - We desire to give our thanks to our friends for kindness, words of sympahty and floral offerings in the time of our bereavement. Nate Martin and family.


Miller, Dell G. - D.G. Miller was born in Middleburg, Wyoming Co, N.Y., July 23, 1852. He was married December 25, 1872 to Minnie S. Brown at Newsteal, N.Y. In 1876 they moved to Clarinda, Iowa, and four years later located in New Market, Iowa, the home of the family for many years.

He joined the Presbyterian church in 1872 and placed his membership in the Methodist church of New Market on his location there, and remained a member of the same until his death.

About May 1st he went to Guthrie Center, where he has been employed since. On Wednesday, June 26, he was unable to attend to his duties and remained confined to his bed, but was hopeful of being about soon. On the following Tuesday he had a stroke of paralysis and on Friday appoplexy appeared and soon death resulted. He passed away on Saturday evening, July 6, 1901.

He is survived by a wife, a son, Lora, and a daughter, Alida. The remains were brought to Clarinda where the services were held from the M.E. church by Rev C.L. Baster, of Ames, Iowa, a former pastor of the deceased.

The interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Woodmen, Odd Fellows and Masons. The Masonic burial service was used at the grave.

His wife, who was summoned to his bedside Tuesday, remained with him until death came, but his son did not reach Guthrie Center until after his father died.

The absence from home and family makes the blow doubly severe to the friends, who have the deepest sympathy of the whole community.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 9, 1901


D. G. Miller died at Guthrie Center, Iowa, July 7, 1901, aged 47 years, from a stroke of paralysis a few months ago. His remains were brought to this city Monday evening, to the home of Mrs Perry, a sister of the bereaved wife. Mr. Miller came here many years ago, and was employed in the tin shop of Dunlap & Co., a long time. From here he went to New Market and conducted a hardware store until last spring, when he removed to Guthrie Center. Mr. Miller was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellow and Modern Woodmen lodges and an earnest worker in them ail. The funeral took place Tuesday at ten o'clock from the M. E. chnrch, conducted by Rev. Baxter of Malvern, formerly of New Market, assisted by Rev. IlgenFritz, the lodges of this city participating, by request of the New Market lodges, in charge of the Masonic order. A large number followed the remains to their last resting place. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 11, 1901