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Clarinda Journal, Monday, February 25, 1929     p. 8

I. [saac] W. [arren] Abbott, one of the most respected and beloved citizens of this community, departed this life early Friday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex Pinkerton, at Shambaugh, aged 86 years, 3 months, 16 days.

His immediate illness was of short duration, being confined to his bed only a few days, but he had been in failing health the past year.

Mr. Abbott had been a citizen of this state most of his life, and in that time he had gained the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. As he grew in years he grew into the lives of people, with a lasting influence that held him in high esteem with them.

He was a native of Ohio, having been born in that state, Nov. 6, 1842. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Hayes, Aug. 30, 1863. To this union fourteen children were born, five having preceded him to the better world. His wife (Margaret Hayes), who shared his joys and partook of his sorrows, for more than 58 years, as a most faithful wife and devoted Christian mother, passed away March 21, 1921.

In March 1923, Mr. Abbott married Mary E. Combs, who died in July, the same year of marriage.

July 11, 1863 Mr. Abbott answered the call of his country and enlisted in Company H, 9th Iowa cavalry. He remained in the army until the close of the war.

In 1868 he moved to Taylor county and settled about two miles northeast of where New Market is now located. In 1882 when New Market was platted as a town he moved there. Mr. Abbott has always been an industrious enterprising man and was identified with New Market’s very earliest business interests. He was interested in the mercantile business in New Market, Clarinda, and Braddyville.

Mr. Abbott gave his heart to the Lord in his early life. He has lived a Christian life since that time. During his Christian life he has served over forty years as Sunday school superintendent, which he regarded as his happiest years spent.

He was a kind, loving father, a devoted husband, a splendid neighbor, and a loyal friend.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m., from the Pruitt funeral home. Rev. D. J. Shenton, pastor of the Methodist church, was in charge. He was assisted by Rev. C. F. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church in New Market. Mrs. Leo Humphrey sang two selections. The obituary was read by Mr. Abbott’s son, Rev. Arthur Abbott. Glen Jilson of the Howitzer company, sounded taps. The comrades of the Civil War attended in a body. Members from the American Legion in New Market were pallbearers.

The following children are living: F. W. Abbott, Coal Creek, Colo.; E. F. Abbott, St. Joseph, Mo.; J. I. Abbott, New Market, Ia.; W. L. Abbott, Loveland, Colo.; George A. Abbott, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. Alex Pinkerton, Shambaugh, Ia.; Mrs. W. B. McPherren, Long Beach, Calif.; Rev. A. G. Abbott, Spur, Tex.

The following children attended the funeral: F. W. Abbott, E. F. Abbott, Mrs. M. P. Gardner, J. I. Abbott, A. G. Abbott, Mrs. Alex Pinkerton, W. L. Abbott.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, May 20, 1920    p. 5

Chancy Artlip---The subject of this sketch was born June 4, 1871, in Page County, Iowa, and died May 13, 1920, at the hospital in Bellville, Kans., at the age of 48 years, 11 months and 9 days. He became a member of the Christian church at Elliott, Iowa, about twenty years ago. He served in the regular army for three years during the Spanish-American war, and when the World War began he enlisted and was taken to England where he became ill and was taken back to the United States. At the time of his death he held an honorable discharge from both armies. He leaves to mourn their loss three brothers and one sister as follows: T.[homas] T. [aylor] Artlip of Braddyville, Iowa; R. B. Artlip of Montgomery County, Iowa; M. F. Artlip of Chappell, Nebr., and Mrs. Anna Wolfe of Bellville, Kans. His father, mother and one sister have preceded him to the better world. His body was brought to Braddyville Saturday afternoon and taken to the home of his brother, T. T. Artlip, east of town. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Shearer church. Interment at the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, May 19, 1941    p. 4

Emma Luan Artlip

Emma Luan Artlip, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Foster, was born November 10, 1863, at Savannah, Mo., and passed away at Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, Monday morning, May 5, 1941, at 8:30 o’clock, at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 25 days.

She moved near Braddyville with her parents when a small child and lived the remainder of her life in and near Braddyville.

On July 9, 1885, she was united in marriage to William Moore McCurdy. He passed away in 1891.

On November 20, 1901, she was united in marriage to Taylor Artlip. He passed away in February 1929.

She mad her confession of faith in Christ as her Savior and expressed herself as being ready to go.

She leaves to mourn her loss her sister, Mrs. Ida Huddle of Braddyville, Iowa; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ida Beck of Madison, South Dakota, and Mrs. Ethel Frederick of Decatur, Nebraska; eight nephews and three nieces, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Grandma Artlip, as she was so often called, was a kind and loving wife and neighbor, always ready to be of service to any one. She was a friend to all, especially a lover of children, for them to know her was to love her.

Sunset and evening star,
  And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
  When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
  Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
  And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of
  Time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
  When I have crost the bar.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 7, at 2:00 at the Shearer church east of Braddyville with Rev. Jacob Hygema in charge. A trio, composed of Rev. and Mrs. Roy Starkey and Mrs. Horace Stone, furnished music. Flower girls were Thelma and Edna Ruth Huddle, Frances Foster and Shirley Beck. Pallbearers were Emery and Archie Huddle, Carl, Ernest and William Foster and Avon Parmer. Interment was made in the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 21, 1929    p. 6

T. T. Artlip

Taylor T. [homas Taylor] Artlip, son of David and Barbara Artlip, was born in Crawford County, Penn., December 12, 1851, and died at his home in Braddyville, Iowa, February 14, 1929, aged 77 years, 2 months and 2 days. He came with his parents to Iowa and settled in Page County in 1863. He moved into Braddyville about five years ago when he retired from the farm.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wolfe, September 27, 1877. To this union was born three children, one son who died in infancy. Two daughters, Mrs. Ida Beck of Madison, S. D., and Mrs. Ethel Frederick of Decatur, Neb. Mrs. Artlip passed away January 27, 1900.

Later he united in marriage to Emma McCurdy who survives him.

He was converted early in life and united with the Oak Grove Methodist Church. After its discontinuance he attended the Free Methodist church near his home. Since coming to Braddyville he never affiliated with any church.

He was also a member of the order of I. O. O. F. who had charge of the services at the cemetery.

He was a kind and patient husband, a good loyal citizen, who in a quiet way won his way into the esteem of his neighbors and fellow citizens.

He leaves besides his wife and two daughters, ten grandchildren, two brothers, Reuben of Elliott, Ia., Mark of Chappell, Neb., one sister, Mrs. Anna Wolfe of Bellville, Kansas with a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Braddyville Methodist church Sunday at 12 o’clock by Rev. Faye Merriott, M. E. minister. Burial at Shearer cemetery. Music was furnished by the male quartet. Pallbearers were Odd Fellows.


Clarinda Journal, Monday, February 25, 1929     p. 8


Mr. and Mrs. Will Fredericks and Mrs. John Beck, who had been here during the illness and death of their father, Taylor Artlip, returned to their respective homes at Decatur, Nebr., and Madison, S. Dak., Thursday. Mrs. Artlip will remain in the home here, for the present at least.


Clarinda Journal, Monday, February 25, 1929     p. 8

Francis Eugene Bagnall

Francis Eugene Bagnall was born Oct. 21, 1880, in College Springs, Ia., the third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Bagnall.

After graduating from high school, he attended Amity college, and having decided to take up the study of medicine, he spent two years in the medical department of Missouri University. Unforeseen events made it impossible for him to finish his medical career, so he lacked 18 months of graduation.

On the 18th of June 1907, he was married to Miss Katherine Acton, and they settled on a farm a mile south of College Springs. Five children were born into this home, Harold Eugene, who is attending school at Wayne, Nebr.; Francis Marion, the twins Shirley and Charlene, and Katherine.

At an early age he united with the church. He has been a consistent Christian throughout his life.

His sudden death at New Market Feb. 15 came as a great shock to his family and the whole community, as he left home that noon, seemingly in the best of health.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his father and mother living in Clarinda; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Frehse, also of Clarinda, and Mrs. Sadie McVay of David City, Nebr.; four brothers, Harry of Longmont, Colo.; Charles and Arthur of Denver; and Burleigh of National City, Calif. One brother died in infancy, and William who a short two months ago preceded him in death.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, September 8, 1927, p. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bashor were called to the Beaver home in New Market Sunday evening by the death of their uncle Harve Beaver who has suffered from cancer for a long time.


Clarinda Journal, Monday, September 19, 1927     p. 2


Mrs. Belle Arnold and daughter, Hazel Dickey of Kansas City attended the Harve Beaver funeral. Mrs. Arnold is Mr. Beaver’s sister. These ladies have gone to Anita to visit Mrs. Arnolds’ cousin, Dr. C. V. Beaver.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, November 6, 1930     p. 3

The body of Mrs. Malisa Black of Portland, Indiana, arrived Monday at the G. N. Calhoun home. The funeral was Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. Burial was at the Shearer cemetery. Mrs. Black was a cousin of Lewis Calhoun of Shenandoah, Mrs. Alma Beery, Edd Calhoun and G. N. Calhoun.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, November 6, 1930     p. 6

Mrs. James L. Black

Malissa Calhoun Black died Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Franks, seven miles northeast of this city. She had been in failing health for two years from paralysis.

The deceased was a daughter of John T. [urner] and Elizabeth (St. Clair) Calhoun, and was born in Jackson County, Ohio, March 10, 1851, being aged at the time of her death 79 years, 7 months and 21 days.

She was united in marriage to James L. Black, February 23, 1895, who preceded her in death in 1905. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sylvester Franks, at whose home she died, and one brother, J. G. Calhoun of North Platte, Nebr. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in her early girlhood and until her marriage when she united with United Presbyterian church at North Page and later when her husband passed away and she moved to Clarinda she became a member of the Presbyterian Church.

The funeral service was held at the George Calhoun home at Shambaugh, and the burial was in the Shearer cemetery. A nephew, John Franks, accompanied the body from Portland, Indiana to Clarinda.


Clarinda Journal, Monday, September 2, 1929, p. 4

James Madison Brown

James Madison Brown, son of William and Isabella Brown, was born in Sullivan County, Ind., March 22, 1847, and died Aug. 30, 1929, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 8 days.

He was the seventh child in a family of ten children. The three sisters, Jane, Catherine and Margaret, and four brothers, Benjamin, Frank, William and Robert, having all preceded him in death. The two brothers who survive him are Stephen Brown of Clarinda and Wise Brown of Shambaugh.

At the age of eight years, with his parents, brothers and sisters, he moved from Indiana to Agency, Ia., where they resided for several years. In 1873 he moved to Page County, Ia., which has since been his residence. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Manda Rich, who died in 1889. On Nov. 15, 1905, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Evelyn F. Willits, their residence having since been in Clarinda.

He was a kind and loving husband, and a good and affectionate father to Edna, Sylva and Debra, the three daughters of Mrs. Brown by a previous marriage.

Mr. Brown’s occupation during most of his life has been that of blacksmithing. For a great many years people heard the clang, clang of his anvil and have enjoyed the friendly visits in the shop with “Uncle Jim” as he was commonly called.

Mr. Brown was converted in the Williams-Alexander revival meetings, which were held in Clarinda about the [words missing] First Presbyterian church of Clarinda, continuing his membership until the time of his death. He has continually stood for sincerity and truth. He believed in being honest and reliable in business affairs. He was always interested in the welfare of his country, and in his study and discussions of the same was inspired with sentiments of patriotism and righteousness. He greatly appreciated the friendship of others, being always ready to help, comfort and care for the sick, and carry out the teachings of Him that said, “He that giveth a cup of cold water to the least of these, does it also unto me.”

During his last illness of four weeks he showed how much he appreciated the care which was given him, and when he could hardly whisper, indicated his appreciation of having someone near or at his bedside. For a considerable time before his death he realized that his sojourn on earth would soon be ended and said, “I believe in Christ, and accept Him as my Savior.” He also said he was ready to die.

He leaves to mourn his departure his devoted wife, with her two surviving daughters, Sylvia Fesenmyer and Debra McEntaffer, and three grandchildren, Evelyn, Lawrence and Billie, besides his two brothers Stephen and Wise Brown, and other relatives and friends.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, May 19, 1941    p. 4

Martin L. Fine

Martin Luther Fine was born on Aug. 16, 1868, near Braddyville, in Page County, Iowa, and died April 1, 1941, at Winfield, Kans. being 72 years, 7 months and 13 days of age.

His early boyhood was spent in Iowa and Missouri where he grew to manhood.

On March 1, 1903, he was married to Miss Hettie Holladay, and to this union was born two children, twin boys.

Mr. Fine was a member of the Methodist church and led a consistent Christian life, was a good neighbor, a loyal husband and father and a true friend. Surviving are his widow and two sons, Harrison of Marysville, Kans. and Dana of Cambridge, Minn. There are two grandchildren. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Alice Fentiman of Elmwood, Nebr., Mrs. Ettie Barnes of Hubbard, Ore., and Mrs. Vina Pratt, formerly of Clarinda. Mrs. D. D. Brubaker and Mrs. A. A. Moore of Woodward, Okla., are sisters of Mrs. Fine.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, March 12, 1914     p. 12

Obituary---Miss Mary Ann McCartney, daughter of Samuel and Sarah McCartney, was born Dec. 19, 1884, at Glidden, Ia. For the last eleven years she has resided at Rock Port, Mo., where she passed away March 2, 1914, at the age of 30 years, 1 month and 5 days. Her parents, one sister and four brothers are deceased. The following seven brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Jennie Bell, Sioux City, Ia.; Al McCartney, Ashland, Nebr.; Charles of Newton, Ia.; G. E. and Robert, of Sioux City; Mrs. F. M. Parrott, Clarinda, Ia., and Mrs. Effie McNight of Sioux City, and Jessie A. McCartney. Miss Mary was a cripple from birth, and an invalid all her life. She bore her suffering patiently, until relieved by the hand of her Heavenly Father. The funeral services were conducted in the Church of Christ, Braddyville, last Thursday, by Rev. R. W. Thomas, and the interment was in the Braddyville cemetery.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 21, 1929    p. 6

Clyde Pfander

Horace Clyde Pfander was born at Clarinda, Iowa, Feb. 25, 1878. He passed away Feb. 18, 1929, at his home near Meadville, Mo., at the age of 50 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was the youngest child of Chas. and Sarah Pfander. He grew to manhood on the farm near Clarinda, where he was married to Etta Van Victor, but their married life was short as in August, 1900, she passed away.

In February 1902, he was married to Zelma Stiverson. To this union was born a son, Ralph, who resides at Wheeling, Mo. Zelma passed away July 27, 1915.

On March 26, 1919, he was married to Minnie Hubert. To this union was born one daughter, Ruth, aged 7, who with the wife and son are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.

He was preceded to the better world by two brothers, Perry and John. He leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, Harry and George Pfander of Clarinda, and three sisters: Mrs. F. H. Reed, and Mrs. M. E Feese of Clarinda, and Mrs. C. A. Thompson of Cashmere, Wash., besides a number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives mourn their loss.

He was a good citizen and a very likable character. He had a host of friends and neighbors who were gained by his being every ready to do for others. In fact, he spent his life carrying out the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as ye would have others do unto you.”

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the M. E. Feese home, conducted by Dr. David J. Shenton, Methodist pastor. Special music was furnished by Scott Hitchcock. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 19, 1949, p. 11

Wilbert Sunderman

Funeral services for Wilbert Sunderman were conducted on the 8th of December in the home, two miles west and 5 1/2 miles north of Clarinda, at 2:10 p. m., and in Immanuel Lutheran church at 2:30 p. m. Pastors W. H. Discher and F. Kreutz officiated.

Two appropriate selections were sung by Immanuel Lutheran choir and one by Bruce Wagoner. Ed Buch, Arnold Herzberg, Walter Kirchner, Otto Rope, Hubert Sunderman and Rubert Swanson served as pallbearers. The Mesdames Wilfred Kirchner, Harold Schamber, Kenneth Sunderman and Rubert Swanson were in charge of the floral offerings. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.

The deceased, Wilbert Frederick Henry Sunderman, son of Edwin Sunderman and his wife Alvina, nee Wagoner, was born February 3, 1902, in Douglas township, Page county. On the 20th of the same month he was baptized in the name of the Triune God by the Rev. C. Jobst.

After thorough instruction in the truths of the Scriptures he was confirmed on April 16, 1916, by the Rev. C. H. Jabker.

ON the 2nd of September 1925, he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Emma Bredehorst, the Rev. T. J. Vogel solemnizing the marriage. This union the Lord blessed with one daughter and three sons.

For three years they lived on a farm three-fourths of a mile south of Bethesda. Since 1928 they lived on the farm one-half mile north of Immanuel Lutheran church.

While working with a tractor and an attached scoop on his farm Tuesday, Dec. 6, shortly after dinner, not far from the house, the tractor, perhaps due to an overloaded scoop or to a spongy spot on the ground, upset several times, pinning Mr. Sunderman beneath it, which resulted in his sudden and tragic death.

Mr. Sunderman reached the age of 47 years, ten months and three days.

He is survived by his wife, Emma; one daughter, Evelyn; three sons, Dale, Cecil and Paul; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Sunderman of Clarinda, two brothers, Martin and Howard; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Tompkins and Mrs. Wilbur Meyer, six brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law besides many other relatives and a host of friends.

Wilbert Sunderman was a life-long member of the Immanuel Lutheran church.

Contributions were made in his memory to the Lutheran Hour, Radio Station KFUO, St. Louis, Mo.; the key station for the Lutheran Hour, the Iowa District West Church Extension Fund; Wheat Ridge Sanitarium, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; the Lutheran Home-finding Society, Ft. Dodge; the Lutheran Deaconess Association, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; the Lutheran Old People’s Home, Omaha, Neb.; St. John’s Building Fund; and the Lutheran Memorial Chapel, Walther League Camp, Lake Okoboji.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 21, 1929    p. 6

Mildred Jane Thompson

Mildred Jane Thompson, daughter of Charley and Mamie Thompson, was born Jan. 1, 1923, and died in the hospital at Shenandoah on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p. m. She had been taken there in a critical condition resulting from an attack of pneumonia. Everything that loving hands and hearts could do was done, but in vain. Just as the sun was sinking in the west, her little spirit took its flight, to be with Jesus.

She was a lovely child, with a smile for everyone, which did not leave her even in the end.

She leaves to mourn her going, her father, mother, four brothers, Floyd, Carrol, Delmar, and Ivan. Also, her grandfather and grandmother Thompson, and grandfather and grandmother Arthur, with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral was from the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Burial at Old Memory. Services by Rev. C. F. Smith, pastor of the M. E. church at New Market.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 5, 1949, p. 8

Abe Wolf Dies At 84 Years Old

Had Lived in Page County All His Life; Wife Survives

Shambaugh (special)---Abe Wolf, 84, of Shambaugh, died suddenly about 8:30 a. m. this Monday morning at his home following a heart attack. He had not been well for some time.

Mr. Wolf spent his entire life in Page County most of the period spent on farms in Buchanan county [township].

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Laura Murren, who is visiting here form Cannon Beach, Ore. and Mrs. Thelma Stone of Shambaugh; four granddaughters, Mrs. Miriam Carrigan of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. LaDonna Knizley of Shambaugh and Richard and Terrell Sibne [Stone] also of Shambaugh; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Huddle of Clarinda.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 19, 1949, p. 11

Abraham Wolf

Abraham Wolf, son of Martin and Mary Jane Wolf, was born in Page County, Iowa, October 11, 1865. He died December 5, 1949, at his home in Shambaugh at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 25 days.

He spent his entire life in Buchanan and Harlan townships of Page County.

He was of a family of 10 children, all of whom preceded him in death excepting Mrs. Rozena Huddle of Clarinda.

On December 31, 1895, he was united in marriage to Nancy Beery by the Rev. C. W. Posten, then pastor of the Methodist church in Shambaugh. To this union were born three children Orville, who died in infancy, Mrs. Laura Murren of Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Mrs. Thelma Stone of Shambaugh.

He was converted and united with the Shambaugh Mennonite Brethren in Christ church in the year 1908 or 1909, under the ministry of Rev. E. J. Menagh. He was sanctified a few years later. Being found dependable, he was chosen to serve as church trustee for many years. In this position he worked hard to improve the church property. He and a few others moved the church to its present location.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two daughters and four grandchildren, Mrs. Miriam Carrigan of Seattle, Mrs. LaDonna Knizley, Richard and Tarol Stone of Shambaugh, 36 nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Services were held at Walker Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Wednesday, December 7, in charge of Rev. Roy Starkey. Music was by Rev. A. C. Marston, Rev. Roy Starkey, Rev. Kenneth Miller, and Lisle Young, with Aletha Hutchings, organist. Casket bearers were Wilbur Wolf, Lloyd Beery, Rolla Huddle, Donald Hoskins, Vern McClarnon, and Ivan Beery. Burial was in Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 26, 1966    p. 1

Carl [Ballard] Wolf, 69, died before 10 a. m. this Monday at his home. He was retired from 33 years with Swift & Co. when the plant closed here several years ago. His health had not been good, but he had had a good Christmas and was feeling good early Monday. He had a heart attack while sitting in his chair and was dead on arrival of the emergency unit.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Walker Funeral Home.



Clarinda Journal, Friday, July 21, 1899, p. 5

Martin Wolf, one of the old settlers of Buchanan Township, was buried there in the Shearer cemetery, Wednesday, the 12th inst., at an advanced age. He died of an ailment of the heart. For about two days prior to his death he suffered greatly. Four sons and three daughters survive him, as follows: Simon, Abe, John and Fred Wolf, Mrs. G. W. Farrens, Mrs. Taylor Artlip and Mrs. Jonah Huddle. Mrs. Farrens lives in Clarinda, and Fred Wolf in Nebraska. The other children live in Buchanan Township.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, January 17, 1963, p. 5

Mrs. Abraham Wolf

Nancy Magdalene Beery, daughter of Amos and Laura Beery, was born near Shambaugh, Ia., March 7, 1878, and passed away at her home in Shambaugh Friday, Jan. 11, 1963, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and four days.

On Dec. 31, 1895, Nancy was married to Abraham Wolf. To this union were born three children, (Laura) Mrs. W. F. Murren of Cannon Beach, Ore.; Orville, who died in infancy, and (Thelma) Mrs. H. J. Stone of Shambaugh.

Nancy was the fourth in a family of twelve of which only three are living. Mrs. Lulu Overholt of Porterville, Calif., Melvin J. Beery of Villisca, and (Gertie) Mrs. Walter Huff of Maryville. Mr. Wolf passed away Dec. 5, 1949.

Nancy became a member of the United Missionary Church in the year 1908 and had been a faithful member until death. She had lived her entire life in southeast Page County.

Nancy leaves behind two daughters, Laura and Thelma, four grandchildren, Miriam Sherrard of Seattle, Wash., LaDonna Knizley of Braddyville, Richard of Shambaugh and Tarol Stone of Omaha, Nebr.; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Med; two sisters, Lulu and Gertie; and 21 nieces and nephews.


Clarinda Journal, Monday, September 2, 1929    p. 4

Ralph Wolfe

The funeral of Ralph [Virgil] Wolfe [Wolf], son of Mrs. John Wolfe  [Wolf] of near Siam, was held Sunday at 2:30 at the home.

Ralph passed away Friday after a few weeks’ illness, during part of which time he was a patient in the Hand hospital at Shenandoah. He was a former Clarinda boy, attending school here. He was not quite 19 years of age.

Interment was in the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 19, 1949, p. 11

Clarence G. Wycoff

Clarence George Wycoff, son of the late A. D. and Anna Pilkington Wycoff, was born May 9, 1891 at Villisca, Iowa and died suddenly at his home in Clarinda, Dec. 3, 1949.

He spent his boyhood years in Villisca where he graduated from Villisca high school in 1910 and then studied optometry at the and operated the Hilltop Service Needles Institute, Kansas City, Mo. in 1911. He learned the jeweler’s trade in his father’s store in Villisca and followed this work for many years at many different cities, and was employed in both the Walter Cramer and Bruce Cramer Jewelry stores in Clarinda.

He was united in marriage to Lois Stoy of Guthrie Center in Clarinda on Jan. 1, 1918. Two sons, William and Robert, were born to this union but both died in infancy. Later, two other children, Dolores Jean and Richard Allen, were adopted into the home.

He entered the service of his country in the first World War and was stationed at Camp Dodge awaiting call overseas at the close of the war.

The family returned to Clarinda in 1936, where Mr. Wycoff owned Station and Grocery on West State Street until his death.

While still a youth, he joined the Presbyterian Church at Villisca, later transferring his membership to the Clarinda church.

Besides Mrs. Wycoff and the two children, he is survived by a sister, Florence, (Mrs. Paul Hill) of Holyoke, Mass. and other relatives.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and a friend who was always willing to help anyone in distress to the best of his ability.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon Dec. 6 from Walker funeral Home, conducted by Rev. D. C. Davis. Miss Marion Sanders sang two hymns, accompanied by Miss Aletha Hutchings.

Pall bearers were: P. O. Grieve, J. D. Loudon, Hugh Wells, H. F. Owen, R. H. Johnson and Loren Davison.