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[Annan, Martha Hilma Henning]

Clarinda Herald Journal

Wednesday     July 31, 1996

Martha Hilma Annan

Martha H. Annan, 84, Clarinda, died Sunday night, July 28, at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital.

She was born July 10, 1912, near Blanchard, the daughter of William and Hannah Walkinshaw Henning. At an early age, she moved with her parents to a farm near Hopkins, MO, where she attended school.

On January 28, 1937, she married John F. Annan who preceded her in death on December 7, 1990. After their marriage, they moved to Howe, NE, where they lived for two years. The Annan's then moved to a farm near Coin, before retiring to Clarinda in 1984. Mrs. Annan worked for the Coin school lunch program and at the Coin Congregate meal site.

She is survived by three children, Gary Annan and Wife, Alice, Coin; Joyce Bateman and husband, Bob,' Bettendorf; and Lois Blume and husband, Gary, Clarinda. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Annan is also survived by a brother, Donald Henning, Aberdeen, WA; and sisters, Helen Hensley, Bedford; and Ruth Herriott, Pasadena, CA.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, brothers, John Henning and Harold Henning,

Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon, July 31, at the Coin United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Allsup officiating. Burial was in Polsley Cemetery near Yorktown.

Memorials may be directed to Coin Methodist Church or the Coin Meal Site.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

[Davison, Leroy Arnold]

Leroy "Arnold" Davison, age 88, Braddyville, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the home of his son, Eddie Davison, at Shell Knob, Mo.

He was born January 1, 1924, on the family farm east of Braddyville, to Homer Arnold and Maggie Dunn Davison. Arnold was a New Year's baby before New Year's babies were celebrated he was always quick to add.

On October 24, 1948, he was united in marriage to Leona Scroggs having met at the Lenox skating rink. They recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. Leona currently lives in Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisca where she has resided since 2004. To this marriage four children were born, Eddie Arnold Davison and his wife, Becky of Shell Knob, Mo., Debra Ann Henneman and her husband, Brian of Shell Knob, Mo., John Rodney Davison and his partner Ron Hansen of Bellevue, Neb., and Susan Deann Meyerle and her husband, Jerry of Lincoln, Neb. Arnold was blessed with four surviving grandchildren, Joshua Arnold Davison, Jacob Wesley Davison, Anastasia Marie Meyerle, and Andrew Charles Meyerle; four great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Lexi, Paige, and Mackenzie. Also surviving are two brothers, James "Irvin" Davison and his wife, Virginia and Gary Lee Davison and his wife, Phyllis all of Braddyville, and one sister, Edna Ruth Thompson of Hopkins, Mo.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson, Jeremiah Davison and one brother, Kenneth Davison.

Arnold served in the United States Navy and was stationed in San Diego. He worked in the engine room on three ships, the USS Hamilton, the USS Nuthatch and the USS Pheasant. He took a train home following an honorable discharge in 1946, from the service and returned to farming.

Arnold devoted his life to helping others through his carpentry and roofing work as well as his community involvement. He was confirmed and baptized in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served as church elder and deacon. He was involved with Rotary, Nodaway Valley Historical Museum, South Page School Board, Braddyville Christian Church Board of Directors, Farm Bureau, the United States Selective Service Board, and others. Many benefited from Arnold's expertise with tools and woodworking. He and Leona showcased their talents at many Craft Carnivals.

One of Arnold's favorite pastimes was driving his 1913 Titan in area parades. He received over thirty trophies and numerous ribbons as a result. He always looked forward to seeing friends and family along the parade routes. Another of his hobbies was playing the banjo. It was not uncommon for Arnold to strike up a song for friends and family. Arnold also had a great sense of humor and loved the Peanuts characters. He was always quick with a one-liner to lighten the mood and to keep you on your toes.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Braddyville Christian Church, Braddyville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Mo. Gordon Green conducted the services. Burial followed in Shearer Cemetery, Braddyville.

The family received friends Wednesday evening, Nov. 7 in the Braddyville Christian Church.

Contributions may be made to Braddyville Christian Church or Nodaway Valley Historical Museum in memory of Arnold.

[Davison, Nancy Brown]

Maryville Daily Democrat Forum

Monday      February 8, 1915     [p. 1]

Burned; Dies From Wounds

Mrs. Nancy Davidson, 87, of Hopkins, Succumbs. Buried This Afternoon

Her dress catching fire from the stove in her room about 11 o’clock Saturday morning resulted in burning Mrs. Nancy Davidson [Davison] living near Hopkins, so severely that she died at 2 o’clock Sunday morning from the effects of her wounds.

Mrs. Davidson  [Davison] was 87 years old and a partial invalid. For a number of years she has made her home with her son, Robert Davidson, who lives about eight miles northeast of Hopkins. Saturday morning Mrs. Davidson [Davison] who supported herself with crutches, was standing near the stove when her dress caught fire. Her son heard his mother scream, rushed to the room and found her skirt in flames. In trying to put out the fire Mr. Davidson’s hands and arms were burned. Mrs. Davidson [Davison] was badly burned about her hips and limbs. On account of her age and feeble condition the shock and fright was more responsible for Mrs. Davidson’s death than the severity of her burns. She failed to rally from the unconscious condition in which her son found her, and death came at 2 o’clock the following morning.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Union church, east of Braddyville, Ia. and the body interred in the Union cemetery. Mrs. Davidson  [Davison] is survived by several children. Two sons are residents of Nodaway County. They are Robert and George Davidson [Davison].
[Note: She was buried in Shearer Cemetery, east of Braddyville, Page County, Iowa.]

[Davison, Nancy Brown]

Clarinda Journal

Thursday      February 11, 1915     p. 10-11

At the age of nearly 87 years Mrs. Nancy Davison lost her life from fire at the home of her son, Robert Davison, in the southeastern part of Buchanan Township. She was so badly burned at 11 o’clock last Saturday morning that she died at 3 o’clock the next morning. The aged lady was in the habit of spending much of her time in her room at the home of her son, and the morning of the fatal accident her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert Davison, had made a fire for her in her room. Some time later the senior Mrs. Davison came to the door of her room, her clothes on fire. Great effort was made by her relatives in the home to put out the flames, and in doing so her sons, George Davison, of Gravity, and Robert Davison, and Miss Bertha Davison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davison, were themselves badly burned. Mrs. Nancy Davison had her clothes nearly burned off, and her flesh was so burned that she could not survive. The unfortunate woman retained consciousness until 6 o’clock in the evening, when she fell asleep, and continued so until her death. Among other relatives of the late Mrs. Davison was the late H. [enry] Clay Davison of Buchanan Township. The Journal has been furnished with the following concerning her: “Mrs. Nancy Davison, daughter of Tom and Sarah Brown, was born March 2, 1828, in the state of Indiana; died Feb. 7, 1915, age 86 years, 11 months and 5 days. She came to northern Missouri with her parents when a child. She was married to Wayne Davison at Savannah, Mo., in 1845, and afterwards came to Page County, where she spent the rest of her life in or near Braddyville, Ia. to this union twelve children were born, seven of whom have preceded her to the grave, and five survive her. The living are: Thomas Davison, Mrs. Sarah Cunning, New Market; George Davison, Gravity; Silas Davison, Cheney, Kan.; Robert Davison, Braddyville, at whose home she died, and also one stepdaughter, Betsy Nixon, and thirty-two grandchildren, quite a number of great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Her husband died thirty-five years ago. She united with the Christian church when quite young. She was loved by all who knew her. All her children were at her bedside when she departed this life, except Silas Davison, and stepdaughter, Betsy Nixon.” The funeral was held Monday, conducted from the Oak Grove church, Rev. A. R. Hunt of Savannah, Mo., officiating, and interment was in the Shearer cemetery in Buchanan Township.

[Davison, Nancy Brown]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday      February 16, 1915      p. 5

Lady Near Siam Receives Fatal Burns

Mrs. Nancy Davidson [Davison], who lived with her son Robert, southwest of Siam in the edge of Page County, received burns last Saturday from which she died on the following day. Mrs. Davidson [Davison] was 87 years of age and occupied a room in the house especially fitted up for her. She was alone in this room at the time of the accident and just how her clothing got on fire will never be known. When she rushed from the room her clothing was a mass of flames, which her son Robert extinguished as soon as he could reach her, but not until she had received terrible burns.

Deceased was the mother of 12 children, 5 of whom survive her. They are Robert, with whom she lived on the home farm, Thomas of Shambaugh, George of Gravity, Silas of Chaney, Kan., and Mrs. Sarah Cunning of New Market, Iowa. Funeral services were held from the Oak Grove church, conducted by Rev. Hunt of Braddyville. Interment was in the Shearer cemetery.

[Fine, Alonzo Washington]

Clarinda Herald-Journal

Monday      February 20, 1933      p. 6

Alonzo Fine

Alonzo Fine, son of Peter and Eliza Fine was born in Fountain County, Indiana June 5, 1853 and departed this life at the home of his son, George Fine near Braddyville, Ia., Feb. 15, 1933 at the age of 80 years, 8 months, 10 days.

He came with his parents to Iowa when but a child of about three years old. He has lived the most of the time in Taylor County, Iowa. He was married to Mary Jane Davison in 1873 and to this union were born two sons and two daughters, Stella Ingram and Wayne Fine, who with his wife have preceded him in death. Geo. Fine and Alma Johnson of Braddyville, Iowa, and his widow, still survive him.

His brothers and sisters are Jasper Fine of Braddyville, Ia., Doug Fine of Conway, Iowa, America Booze of Hopkins, Mo., Harriett Davison of Washington. Those that have departed are A. C. Fine, John Fine, Martha Wilder, Amanda Laswell.

He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was a patient sufferer during his last illness.

He greeted those who called upon him with a smile and word of welcome. We can say affectionate husband and kind and loving father, honest neighbor, and a true friend has gone and will be truly missed.

He has gone down through the valley of the shadow of death, from which none ever return, and yet the word, Father, clings and will be cherished in memory of his loved ones.

He was tenderly cared for in his last days by his devoted son and wife who did their best to comfort him.

The funeral services were conducted at the Oak Grove [Shearer] cemetery, Rev. Richard Fine in charge.

[Goodman, Lulu Steele]

Clarinda Herald-Journal

Monday      February 20, 1933      p. 6

Lulu Steele Goodman

Mrs. Lulu Steele Goodman passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 20th, at the Hand Hospital in Shenandoah having been taken there from Clarinda, where she has been employed in the Clarinda State Hospital. Mrs. Goodman is the wife of Wm. E. Goodman, also employed at the Clarinda State Hospital, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Steele of Blanchard, where she formerly lived.

The body was brought to Harmon’s Funeral Home, then taken to Blanchard, where funeral services will be held probably Wednesday afternoon, but not definitely known at time of our going to press. Services in Blanchard will be at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. B. F. Hall, interment in Blanchard cemetery.

[Kenea, Caroline Gilson]

Clarinda Herald-Journal

Monday      February 20, 1933      p. 6

Caroline Gilson Kenea

Caroline Gilson, daughter of Jonas Brewer Gilson and Mary Relief (Fisher) Gilson, was born July 30, 1849, near the village of Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wisc. During the Civil War her parents moved to Madison, Wisc., where she received her higher education at the University of Wisconsin. She was married October 7, 1868, to John Phelps Kenea, twin sons who died in infancy, were born to this union, and in later years a daughter, Mabel Hawks Kenea, now Mrs. Clarence A. Wallin, who survives her. Mr. Kenea passed away Nov. 13, 1926. In the year 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Kenea with a little group of relatives and friends went to La Cygne, Kans., then a very new town, and established a home there. Mr. Kenea with a brother-in-law, Lucius C. Cary, founded the La Cygne Journal. After Mr. Cary’s death, Edwin C. Lane, who died Jan. 29, 1933, became Mr. Kenea’s partner in 1875. Mrs. Kenea became identified with the life of the frontier town in its early days and was known and loved by many there. After the firm of Kenea and Lane moved The La Cygne Journal to Clarinda and established the Clarinda Journal in 1893, Mrs. Kenea remained for a few months in La Cygne to help care for an invalid nephew of Mr. Kenea, coming to Clarinda to make her home in 1894. She had been in failing health the last few years.

Mrs. Kenea came from a long line of English ancestry on both her father’s and mother’s side of the house. She was a member of Waubonsie Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and of the Iowa chapter of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, the members of which trace their ancestry to Colonial days. She was real granddaughter of the Revolution, as her father’s father, John Gilson, was a soldier of the Revolution. She was a member of the order of Eastern Star.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Clarinda, and in former years active in the work of the Woman’s Missionary society.

It may truly be said of her that she was kind in word and deed. She was gifted in many ways, her particular talent being that of an artist. She has left many oil paintings, some of them done from nature, as a reminder of that talent. She was very well read, was a student of English literature, and a contributor of articles to various newspapers.

Her devotion to her home and family was among her outstanding attributes.

Mrs. Kenea’s last summons came Monday morning, Feb. 13, 1933, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 14 days.

The impressive funeral service was held Friday afternoon from the Pruitt Funeral Home with many of her friends in attendance. Especially were the D. A. R. and O. E. S. members noticed, these and Mrs. Wallin’s P. E. O. sisters attending as units. Dr. A. B. Thutt had charge of the service, Mrs. Paschall Monk and Mrs. E. L. Humphrey furnishing the singing, which consisted of the old hymns, “Abide With Me,” and “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.” Pallbearers were: J. Ren Lee, D. D. Stitt, Clyde Ustick, Chas. Hutchings, Tom Tomlinson, and George Woolson.

[Noland, Frank “Pop”]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday       February 8, 1975     p. 5

Noland Rites Held Tuesday

Services were held Tuesday at the Clarinda, Iowa Memorial Chapel for Frank “Pop” Noland, 85, Clarinda, who died Sunday.

He was married at Maryville to Iva Gaes [Carver], who died in 1961.

Surviving is a daughter, two grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

[Parker, Matilda Margaret Damewood]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     February 6, 1930     p. 10


Mrs. Thomas Parker [Matilda Margaret Damewood] passed away at her home in Shambaugh, Ia., Friday morning, Jan. 31st. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Interment was made in the Oak Grove [Shearer] cemetery. Mrs. Parker will be remembered by many Siam friends.

[Parker, Matilda Margaret Damewood]

Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 6, 1930    p. 10


Feb. 4----Mrs. Margaret Parker, who spent most of her life in this community, but for the past few years resided in Shambaugh, passed away Jan. 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Borden, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 24 days. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 P. M. in Shambaugh. Interment in the Oak Grove [Shearer] cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death 19 years ago. Mrs. Parker had many friends here who will be grieved to hear of her death.

[Parker, Matilda Margaret Damewood]

Clarinda Herald, Thursday, February 6, 1930    p. 2

Mrs. Thos. Parker

[Matilda] Margaret Damewood Parker was born Feb. 7, 1849 at Knoxville, Tenn. and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Borden in Shambaugh Jan. 31st, 1930 being 80 years, 11 months and 24 days of age.

On March 9th, 1865 she was married to Thomas Parker at Maryville, Mo. To this union were born nine children, John of Clarinda, Mrs. Etta Williams of Elmo, Mo., Alford, Charles, Mrs. Rosetta Phipps and Mrs. Ida Borden of Shambaugh. One adopted daughter, Mrs. Ada Snyder of Chariton, Ia. Three children preceded her in death April 15, 1910.

She has spent seventy-five years as a settler in Page County. When but five years of age she with her parents and two other families drove through with ox teams from Tennessee and located near Siam, Iowa. Nineteen years ago she moved to Shambaugh where she has resided ever since.

She united with the Church of God in 1912 and remained a member until the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her departure three brothers, N. H. Damewood of College Springs, Ia., E. M. Damewood of Braddyville, Ia. and John Damewood of Carbon, Ia., three sons and three daughters, forty-four grandchildren and fifty-three great grandchildren.

Love wrote the Holy Book of truth

  And so they keeping given

To guide the wandering of thy youth

  And point me unto heaven.

This grave and its sod

  Will draw us nearer to God.

Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Shambaugh Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. E. D. Young. Interment in Shearer cemetery.

[Rope, Leroy]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday      November 19, 1979    p. 9

Mrs. Buesing’s father, Leroy rope, dies at home

Services for Leroy Rope, 74, Clarinda, Iowa, father of Mrs. Eldon (Viola) Buesing, Burlington Jct., who died Thursday, were Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Yorktown, Iowa. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

Rope, who died at his home, had been a longtime farmer in Page County.

[Runnels, Walter]

Clarinda Herald-Journal

Monday      February 20, 1933      p. 6

Walter Runnels

Walter Runnels was born April 12, 1856, in Licking Co., Ohio, Son of B. F. Runnels and Lucy Snow Runnels. With his parents he came to Page Co. and lived north of Clarinda on the farm until 1869, when they removed to Montgomery Co. near Red Oak.

After his father’s death in 1914 he resided most of the time at Indianapolis, Indiana, where he died Feb. 11, 1933.

Mr. Runnels was well known both here and at Red Oak and cherished his many friends. He had almost reached the age of 77 years, so it is well that he now rests in peace.

[Mrs. Mary Turner]

 Clarinda Herald-Journal

Monday      February 20, 1933      p. 6

Mrs. Mary Turner

Mary Lewis, only child of John and Mary Lewis was born March 15th, 1847 in Knighton, Wales. She passed away at her home near New Market, Iowa, Feb. 8th, 1933 at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 23 days. She spent her early life in her native country, Wales.

She was united in marriage in Wales in 1862 to Mr. Davies. They came to America to make their home in 1866, settling on a farm in Taylor County, near Corning, Ia. Four children were born to this union, Mrs. A. Ely of Lenox, Ia., Hugh Davies of Woodward, Ia., Mrs. J. A. Pearson of Clarinda, Ia., and E. B. Davies of Villisca, Ia. Mr. Davies died June 25th, 1886. She was married to George W. Turner Feb. 3, 1896. Mr. Turner died Dec. 27th, 1925.

She leaves to mourn this loss besides her children, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

She united with the Episcopalian Church of England when she was a child, remaining ever true to this faith.

[Myattway, Arthur Kyahny]

Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa)

Wednesday    August 25, 1909    p. 9


Mrs. Mary [Belle Bosisto] Cundy and Mrs. Etta Smith went to Tabor Sunday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Rev. A. [rthur] K. [yahny] Myattway, who died in Indiana a few days ago.  Mrs. Cundy, who now resides near Artesian, South Dakota, was visiting with relatives in this vicinity.

[Myattway, Arthur Kyahny]

Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa)

Saturday   August 28, 1909    p. 4

Rev. A. [rthur] K. [yahny] Myattway of Tabor, formerly of this place, died at Akron, Ind., last Friday morning and the remains were taken to Tabor on last Sunday. Rev. Myattway was married a number of years ago to Miss Emma Bosisto, daughter of Rev. Joseph Bosisto, deceased, and will be remembered by a number of our Corning citizens. The following account of his life and death has been furnished us:

Rev. Arthur Kyahny Myattway, a [word unreadable] Karen, was born in Rangoon, Burma, Jan. 13, 1857. His parents were converted and baptized by the missionary Rev. J. B. Vinton before Mr. Myattway's birth, and he gave his heart to Christ in early boyhood and was baptized by the same missionary, Vinton.  He left his native land Oct. 23, 1875 in company with J. B. Vinton, a brother and one cousin and arrived in New York City, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1876, on his birthday. He entered Colgate Academy, Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1876, graduated from same June 1879. Entered Madison University (now Colgate University) Sept. 1879, and graduated from same June 27, 1883, transferred to Chicago Baptist theological Seminary at Morgan Park, Sept. 1883, and graduated from same May, 1886.  Has labored faithfully in pastoral work in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri from 1896 to 1905. Rev. A. [rthur] K. [yahny] Myattway has been laboring in Ohio and Indiana the past 11 months. He died in Akron, Indiana, Aug. 19, 1909, at the M. E. pastors home at the age of 52 years. After a most beautiful and touching service at the M. E. church there the wife brought the body to their home at Tabor, Ia. After another service there the friends took the body to Clarinda for burial where they were met again by a host of sympathizing friends. Mr. Myattway was married to Miss Frances T. [heresa] Hunt Oct. 7, 1887, at Fremont, Neb., by Rev. R. M. T. Branen. Mrs. Myattway died April 13, 1890, at Clarinda, Iowa. He married his present wife, Miss Emma Bosisto at Corning, Iowa, April 15, 1891, who, with two children, Frances Emma and Arthur Roosevelt are left to mourn their loss. Those present at the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Myattway's two sisters, Mrs. Mary [Belle Bosisto] Cundy of Artesian, S. D., and Mrs. Henrietta Smith of Corning, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harrison of Sidney, Iowa.

[Myattway, Arthur Kyahny]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     September 2, 1909      p. 3


Native of India Who Had Achieved American Education.

Tabor. —The funeral of Rev. Arthur K. [yahny] Myattway occurred at his Tabor home Monday morning at 7 o'clock, Rev. E. H. Harrison of Sidney officiating. The deceased was a native of India, having been born in the city of Rangoon, Burma, in January 1857. At the early age of 14 he was converted to Christianity and came to America when 19 years old, and took a nine years course in college and seminary, graduating from Hamilton college at Colgate, Canada. He held various pastorates, having been pastor of the Baptist church in Tabor for some time before the latter ceased to hold services.

Much of his time for years past was devoted to giving public lectures concerning his native land and the habits and customs of the people.

Failing health during the summer caused him to seek rest at Lake Winona, Ind., his death from tuberculosis occurring at Akron, Ind., August l9. After the funeral at Tabor the sorrowing family and relatives took the body to Clarinda for interment beside those of his first wife [Frances Theresa Hunt] and child.

Mr. Myattway is survived by his widow [Emma Bosisto] and two children, Frances Emma, age 10 years and Arthur [Roosevelt], aged 4.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, August 26, 1909, p. 4

Rev. A. K. Myattway Dies Suddenly

A telegram received Friday morning by Bert Bosisto conveyed the sad news of the death of his brother-in-law, Rev. A. [rthur] K. Myattway, at Akron, Ind.

Rev. Myattway’s death was very sudden and only his relatives here knew of his illness. With his wife and children he had been spending a few months at Winona Lake, Ind. His illness was not considered serious.

Rev. Myattway was about 52 years of age. He was a native of Burmah, well educated and a lecturer of much ability. For several years past he has been lecturing throughout the country, and for the past year was under contract with a lyceum bureau.

He was at one time pastor of the Baptist church in Tabor, and has made this place his home ever since he took to the lecture field. A few years ago he built a fine home and was preparing to take life easy. He leaves a wife and two children. ---Tabor Beacon

Rev. Myattway was pastor of the Clarinda Baptist church about twenty years ago and his many friends here were sorry to learn of his death, and extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved wife and children. His first wife died here and his body was brought here Monday afternoon for interment by her side.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1890, p. 4


Frances Theresa Hunt was born in Leek, Staffordshire, England, Aug. 6, 1862.

In 1870 she came to this country with her parents. At the age of fifteen she left home to secure an education. After studying some time in Chicago she went to Marengo, Ills., and graduated from a four years course in the Marengo High School. She also spent a few terms in Wheaton College. She taught one year in Marengo and three years in Cortland, Neb. Realizing that her health was failing in the school room she spent several months canvassing for “The Child’s Bible,”by Dr. J. H. Vincent. She felt in this she was serving her god and her generation.

She was converted while attending school at Marengo and united with the Presbyterian Church. She afterward joined the Baptist church at Wahoo, Nebraska.

Oct. 7, 1887, she was married to Rev. A. [rthur] K. Myattway at Fremont, Neb. They labored together over one year in Wahoo and in April, 1889, removed to Clarinda, to the Baptist church of which city her membership was transferred.

Mrs. Myattway was taken sick March 31. Her illness was very severe from the first. Under skillful medical treatment one phase of her disease at last succumbed to the remedies applied and hopes were entertained of her recovery. Acute pneumonia set in and in less than two days did its dread work. Insensible the last six or eight hours of her life, her breath slipped gradually away, until 6:45 the morning of April 10, the weary wheels stood still, the silver cord was loosed, the golden bowl was broken.

The funeral services took place at the Baptist church of this city Sabbath afternoon, April 13, 1890. The exercises were conducted by Rev. M. D. Collins, assisted by Revs. H. B. Foskett and T. C. Smith, the sermon being preached by Rev. R. L. Braden, of Fremont, Nebraska, her former pastor and very kind friend. His theme was the appropriately chosen text “Asleep in Jesus.”

Seldom in the history of Clarinda has a larger body of people gathered on such an occasion as met last Sabbath to pay their final tribute to her, who, though of so short a residence in the city, had won her way into so many hearts.

Mrs. Myattway’s was a lovely Christian character. Early and late under all circumstances she went about her “Father’s business” with a feeling, loving heart, a cheerful, comforting word, an out-stretched hand, forgetting self, thinking only of how she might serve her master. In their season, as she went upon her mission of love, flowers were her ministers of divine remembrance to those she sought out. The altar and sickroom never failed to receive her contribution of these heavenly messengers.

To His eternal presence God has gathered a life whose Christian purity and fragrance are fit, most fit, for the heavenly gardens. There neither sickness has entrance, nor are symbols needed, for the Lily of the Valley in His perpetual blossom of holiness makes glad the City of our God.

May the Everlasting Arm uphold her bereft companion, to whom the whole community seems drawn in his peculiar affliction and loneliness. And may the silent and unseen presence, which lingers round that “vacant chair,” inspire at every service to deeper consecration the people who loved her.