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Clarinda Herald, Monday, January 20, 1930, p. 3

Mrs. George Annan

Mrs. Zetta Annan, wife of George Annan and daughter of John G. F. and Margaret Snyder, was born in Page county, Iowa, August 15th, 1863, and died at her home near Yorktown, Iowa Jan. 15th, 1930, aged sixty-six years and five months.

She was the youngest of eleven children all of which preceded her in death but one sister, Mrs. Carrie Nordstrom of Shenandoah, Iowa. Her sisters were Mrs. Louise Handorf, Mrs. Mary Ryerson, Mrs. Emma Manifold, Mrs. James Carder, Mrs. Lizzie Beach and Minnie who died in early girlhood. Her brothers were John, Fred and Henry.

She was married at her home in Page County on February 16th, 1888. To this union was born one child, Earl. While she had but the one child of her own, yet she in a large way was mother to several nieces and nephews, who were always welcome to find a home with her.

She was raised in the German Lutheran Church but united with the Methodist Church of Yorktown, Iowa in 1900. Until her health compelled her to cease her activities she was an active worker in the different organizations of the church. For a number of years she was a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday school and it was with real sadness that she finally yielded to her health’s demand and gave her work to another. Throughout her Christian life, she has done what she could find to do to exemplify the life of her Lord.

Her fatal illness began three years ago. Throughout her suffering, she has been patient to the One in whom she trusted to reveal the meaning of her suffering at some time. She passed to her reward leaving her loved ones who mourn her going, the richest of all legacies, the assurance that her future with her Lord is assured.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Yorktown Jan. 17th conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. A. E. Cunningham. Burial was in the Polsley Cemetery. Pallbearers were: A. S. Elder, Clyde Wiles, Edgar Roscher, Ross Knox, Henry Miller and Fred Mitts. Those who furnished music were Mrs. J. A. E. Cunningham, Mrs. Harry Young, Mrs. Thos. Whitney and Mrs. Glen, accompanied by Mrs. Clara Chapman.



Bedford Free Press, Tuesday, September 20, 1914, p. 5

Mrs. Peter Bebout of Polk Township, died recently at a ripe old age. The funeral was held at the home, conducted by Rev. McNamee of Hopkins. Deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Illinois, under the pastorate of the famous Peter Cartright, whose name will go down in history as one of the greatest pioneer preachers.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, September 24, 1914, p. 3


Dr. J. [ohn] B. [ond] Crain from Pasco, Wash. arrived Monday to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Beabout [Bebout], who died last week at her home near Siam. C. [harles] N. [ewton] Crain and family also attended the funeral.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1891, [p. 1]


The relentless hand of death has been busy in our midst lately. On the 4th of December Peter Beabout [Bebout] died at his home two miles south of our village. He was an old settler, having lived on the edge of Page Co. for many years.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, June 12, 1896, [p. 1]

Leonidas V. Berry

A bright, upright, popular young man, respected by all who knew him, Leonidas V. Berry has passed away, after a comparatively short illness, leaving relatives and a host of friends to mourn the loss of one, who, a short time ago, seemed to have before him, as certainly as one could, a long and useful life.

Mr. Berry’s death occurred Saturday evening, the 6th inst., at about 7 o’clock. He had been in a critical condition for some days before, so that when the final summons came it was not a great surprise to those acquainted with his condition, yet at the same time it caused universal sorrow and mourning throughout the community in which he lived. The nobility of character, gentle, yet manly ways so common and natural in him, are too rare, and the loss of one like him is indeed a great one to those left behind.

The deceased was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] B. Berry. He was born in this city, July 25, 1874, and died as above stated, last Saturday evening, having attained his majority at his last birthday. He was an alumnus of the Clarinda high school, having graduated from it as a member of the class of ’93, and being the sixth member of the high school alumni to die. Since his graduation he had been a valuable, highly esteemed clerk at the store of W. B. Berry & Son. In 1888, with a class of thirteen other young friends, he united with the Presbyterian church of this city, and Rev. T. C. Smith, D. D., who had gladly received him into its membership, had the sad duty to perform of conducting his funeral service. The deceased was a faithful member of the church, an earnest member of the Sunday school, and a leading spirit in the Christian endeavor society of the church.

The casket containing his remains was open from 1:30 to 2:30 Monday afternoon at the home of his parents (where he had died) to enable his friends and family to take a last view of the face of one whom they loved and prized so dearly. At 3 o’clock the casket was conveyed to the Presbyterian Church, where the funeral service was observed. That edifice was crowded with those who came to attend the funeral. The floral decorations of the church were abundant, very beautiful and in exceeding good taste. Choice floral tributes were about the casket, on and about the pulpit and suspended over the latter. Ferns, palms, roses, evergreen and other appropriate material were used in the decorations. Young friends had supplied a floral pillow, so had the survivors of his class of ’93, the Christian Endeavors had furnished a wreath with the monogram, “C. E.” the Clarinda Cooking club of which his sister is a member, gave a wreath to the collection, his Sunday School class presented a floral piece showing the letters, “S. S. C.,” for the words, Sunday School class, there were the letters “L. B.” for Lon Berry, the name by which his friends generally knew him best. A fine floral piece at the head of the casket was a lyre. The frame was one that was given him, beautifully covered, at the time of his graduation, now refilled for the solemn occasion. The sermon by Dr. Smith was one of his best, most appropriate to the occasion, and contained a fitting eulogy of the splendid character and work of the young departed.

The choir was composed of Mrs. G. M. Holby, Mrs. G. W. Thomas, Misses Jessie Clark and Blanche Jones, and Messrs. William Bell, E. W. Martin, and Otis Cramer of Monte Vista, Col., with Mrs. Henry Loranz as organist.

The pallbearers were Messrs. C. E. Blair, D. G. Thompson, C. A. Fans, John Enfield, Walter Brown and Walter Cramer.

The funeral procession to the city cemetery, where the burial took place, was very long. The Christian Endeavorers and young friends of the deceased, as well as members of his graduating class, marched in a body to the grave, the Endeavorers each carrying a bouquet of flowers.

Mr. Berry’s father and mother, brothers Arthur L. and Charles L., and sisters, Mrs. E. F. Porter of Pittsburg, Kans.; Miss Mary Berry of Lyons, Kan., and Miss Sattie Berry were all present at the funeral. One brother, W. B. Berry, jr., was in Denver, Col., and could not attend.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, October 6, 1905, p. 9


One of the earliest settlers of Douglas Township, James Black, died last Saturday at his home at North Page at the advanced age of 82 years. He was a resident of Page County sine 1854 and was a well to do farmer and prominent citizen. The funeral services occurred at the family home Sabbath afternoon, after which his remains were laid to rest in the North Page cemetery. The funeral was an unusually large one.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, November 13, 1924, p. 6


Charles Borden Jr.

The sympathy of the entire community is given the family of Charles Borden in the loss of their son, Charles Jr., who died Friday of infantile paralysis. He had only been ill since the Monday before. Little Charles was born May 6, 1923. A Scripture reading and prayer were given at the grave Friday afternoon by Rev. J. K. Myers in the absence of the family pastor, Rev. R. Jenkerson.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, August 6, 1962, p. 5

Mrs. Ida Borden

Ida Mae Borden, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Damewood Parker, was born in Taylor County near Siam, Iowa, on May 28, 1882, and passed away at Clarinda, Iowa, Aug. 26, 1962, at the age of 80 years, two months and 28 days.

She was united in marriage to Charles Borden Nov. 8, 1904. They made their home in Shambaugh. To this union five children were born, Alfred, Donald O., Lula, Levone and Charles Jr.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles F. [ranklin], on April 14, 1943, and three children, Alfred C Dec. 17, 1961, Lula M [ae] Jan 14, 1930, and Charles F [ranklin] Jr. Nov 14, 1924, and by four sisters and three brothers.

She was a member of the Church of God for over 50 years, an active member until her illness prevented her attending the last few years.

Her entire life was spent in and around Shambaugh, her greatest pleasure, beside her children and grandchildren, was helping others out in time of need.

She suffered a stroke seven years ago on July 15, 1955, and has made her home in Izola Williams rest home since 1958, where she enjoyed the company of the home and the guests there. On Aug 4 she suffered another stroke from which she never rallied and death came quietly on Sunday morning, Aug 26. She was kind and patient and always had a smile all through her illness.

She will be greatly missed by those she left behind. They are a son, Donald O Borden, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs Levone Oline, Clarinda, Ia; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Borden, Bethany, Mo, nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Charley Parker, Clarinda, Ia; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services were from the Church of God at Shambaugh on Aug 28, 1962, by Walker Funeral Home, with Rev M F Kellerby officiating. Organist was Mrs. Alene Hazleton, singers Mrs. Helen Babb and Miss Sandra Woldruff. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Grace Camp, Mrs Grace Ropp, Mrs Jessie Russell and Mrs Elva Moger. Casket bearers were Harley Howard, Keith Parker, Jack Weaver, bill Knizley, Ottie Thompson and Harve Miller.

Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald, Monday, January 20, 1930, p. 3

Lulu Mae Borden

Lulu Mae Borden was born at Shambaugh, Iowa, Feb. 21, 1909. Departed this life at the home of her parents in Shambaugh, Jan. 14th being 20 years, 10 months and 23 days of age. She was the third child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Borden.

Her illness was only of a few days. She was patient in suffering and all was done for her by the family and loving friends that could be done, but it was not God’s will to spare her.

She united with the Church of God a few years ago and retained this relationship until the time of her death.

One brother, Junior, preceded her in death five years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure, father, mother, two brothers, Alfred and Ogie, and one sister, Lavon, all of Shambaugh, many uncles and aunts, one grandmother, also a host of other relatives and friends.

A precious one from us has gone,

  A voice we loved is still.

A place is vacant in our home

  Which never can be filled.

God in His wisdom hath recalled

  The boon His grace hath given.

Although the body slumbers here,

  The soul is safe in heaven.

Funeral services were held at the Church of God in Shambaugh Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. D. Young. Interment in Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Journal, July 26, 1901, p. 5

Cottage Grove

Grandma Burley departed this life July 24, 1901, at the ripe old age of 88 years and 13 days at her home in Corner Spot, where she has made her home for thirty-six year long years. After her marriage to Jacob Burley in 1831 in Pennsylvania, she soon moved with her husband to Ohio, where they remained a few years, when with their family they came to Page County, April 14, 1865. Twenty-four years ago last February her husband was called from earth, since which time she fought the battle alone, and now is laid to rest in the silent city of the dead beside the one she loved on earth. Grandma Burley with her husband united with the Methodist Episcopal church forty years ago, and has lived a true Christian ever since. In earlier days she was an active worker in the church.


Clarinda Herald, Friday, December 5, 1902, [p. 1]

Lewis Burley Drops Dead

Without a Minutes Warning He Suddenly Passes Away

Lewis Burley, living in the east part of town, while under the influence of alcohol last Wednesday evening, suddenly dropped from his chair to the floor and before medical aid could be obtained he was dead. He had been drinking considerably during the afternoon and in the evening his son took him home from Gibson’s feed store in an unconscious condition. He was placed in a chair near the fire, but in a few minutes dropped to the floor where he died before help could be summoned. Coroner Parriott was at once called and at midnight the coroner’s jury took up the case. After examining a number of witnesses they returned a verdict of death by an overdose of alcohol.

The whole affair is very sad and is an awful warning as to the uncertainties of life. The family have the sympathy of all. The following is an obituary of the deceased:

Lewis Burley, one of the old settlers of Page county, died at his residence, corner 10th and Logan street at 7 P. M. Wednesday, Dec. 3. He was the son of Jacob and Margaret Burley and was born in Monroe County, Ohio, March 31, 1837.

When quite young he moved with his parents to Illinois, near Quincy. After two or three years residence there he removed to Lucas county, Iowa, settling on a farm near Chariton. In that county he was married to Miss Ellen Courtenay. About 45 years ago he came to Page County and lived on a farm about five miles southeast of Clarinda. With the exception of two or three years residence in New Market, his later years have been passed in Page County. He has engaged in merchandising and farming until failing health compelled him to retire and move to town last March. Mr. Burley was the father of six children, three boys and three girls, two boys and two girls yet live, viz: Louisa Wellman, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Charles, Kansas City; Maggie Fry, Omaha; George, Clarinda. He leaves also two brothers and five sisters, Jacob, Shambaugh; Amos, Rice county, Kan.; Mary Ann Knisly, East River Township; Margaret Creps, Braddyville; Sarah Thomas, Texas; Catharine Fisher, Oklahoma; Harriett Scott, Shambaugh.

He was a soldier in the War of Rebellion. A member of the G. A. R. holding membership with Upton Post No. 248, New Market, Ia. Funeral services will be held at the Davis school house at 11:30 A. M.  Saturday, conducted by Rev. Cox, and interment in Davis cemetery.

Mr. Burley was a man of the most generous impulses, kind, accommodating and always ready to help when and where he could. Mistakes he made, as have we all; like all of us he was leavened with human fallibility, and now that he has gone into that land from which there is no return let us emulate his kindly, generous deeds and cover with the mantle of our charity the faults that marred to some extent an otherwise splendid man.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, June 12, 1896, [p. 1]

Verdie Burwell

Death has again invaded the home of Morgan Burwell, of this township, his son, Verdie, having died of consumption, the 5th inst. He was a fine young man. There have been seven deaths in the family in seven years. Now, only the father and one son are left. They are certainly deserving of the most heartfelt sympathy.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, June 19, 1896, [p. 1]

[James] Henry Carr died yesterday morning at 7:30, at his home in Buchanan Township. He leaves a widow, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb [Laub], and three sons and three daughters. The funeral was held today at 11 a. m., at the Oak Grove church, Buchanan Township. Mr. Carr was a Christian gentleman. He will be much missed by many friends.


Page County Democrat, June 25, 1896, p. 8

Mr. Henry Carr died at his home in Buchanan Township June 18, 1896, after a lingering illness from consumption, in the 37th year of his age. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death. The funeral occurred Friday afternoon.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, June 12, 1896, [p. 1]

James Chamberlain, an old resident of Clarinda, died this morning about 8 o’clock from a stroke of paralysis received four hours previous. He was upwards of 70 years of age. He leaves among relatives, two brothers here, T. B. and D. C. Chamberlain, a sister, Mrs. John Vance, at Corning, Ia., his wife, and several children. Of the latter, a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Hollis, lives near Hawleyville, and L. H. Chamberlain, a son, in this city.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 12, 1966, p. 7

Herman Lawrence Clark

Herman Lawrence Clark, son of Samuel Arthur and Carrie Ada Clark was born July 2, 1906, on a farm west of Braddyville, Ia. and passed away at his farm home east of Braddyville, Nov. 30, 1966, at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 28 days.

On March 9, 1927 he was married to Opal Johnson. Three sons were born to this union, Elvin of Gravity, Ia, Marion of Warrensburg, Mo, and Larry of Braddyville, Ia. Also left to cherish his memory are three little grandsons, Randy, Rodney and Terry; three daughters-in-law and two sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Irene) Davison of Braddyville, Ia and Mrs. Inez Jenkins of Clarinda.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one sister, Mrs. Roy (Roene) Davison.

Herman was a member and faithful worker in the Braddyville Christian Church. He farmed in the Braddyville community all of his life, was active in community affairs and the Braddyville Lions club.

Funeral services were at the Braddyville Christian church, Dec. 3 at 2 pm, with the Rev. Gene Riedel of Kansas City in charge.

He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 12, 1966, p. 12


A large crowd attended the Herman Clark funeral held at the Christian Church Saturday. The Rev. Gene Reidel of Kansas City was minister. The Braddyville Methodist quartet furnished music, accompanied by Mrs. Maynard Burch. Those from a distance attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Marion Clark of Warrensburg, Mo, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Kenagy of Sioux City and Mrs. Wilber Peterson of Blue Springs, Mo. Pallbearers were Erman Johnson, Truman McCurdy, Earl Snodderly, Ted Laub, Orpha Barnett and Arlo Sunderman.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, October 12, 1972, p. 12

Collins reared in Siam area

Siam—Albert Collins, 65, who was reared in this vicinity and had lived at Clarinda, died Monday at his home in Kansas City. He had farmed here and moved to Kansas City about 30 years ago.

Services are to be at 10 am Saturday at the Walker Funeral Home with Loren Daley of New Market Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Shearer cemetery where his infant child’s grave is.

Mr Collins is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie Collins, whose home now is at Bedford in a nursing home. He was last of four sons of Mrs. Collins. He had worked at Armco Steel Co in Kansas City before his retirement.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, May 25, 1933, p. 8

Shocked by Death

This community was shocked and made sad by the untimely death of Geo. Collins, youngest son of Walter and Nellie Ward Collins who died at the age of 21 years and 4 months, Tuesday, May 16.

George was of a quiet, kindly disposition and had many friends who are grieved by his death. He had been in very poor health for the past several months. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Methodist church at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Kirby of New Market. The pall bearers were six of his closest friends, Eldon Clayton, Eldon Miller, Wayne Smith, Harold Henderson, Clair Nicholas and Robert Johnson. The body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, June 19, 1967, p. 8

Alfred Ervin Crawford, 81, the oldest child of Anderson B and Sibbie Clark Crawford, was born August 3, 1885, near Fall Branch, Tenn, and departed this life June 15, 1967 at his home in Clarinda.

At the age of nine years he moved with his parents to southern Missouri. After a few years there they moved near Rock Port, Mo, and several years later to Page County.

On February 27, 1926, he was united in marriage to Lesta Damewood. Most of their married life was spent in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. Following his retirement from farming in August 1956 the couple moved to Clarinda.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lesta, three brothers, Isaac of Omaha, Neb; Arlen of Clarinda, and Frank, and other relatives and friends.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Adria and a brother Gail.

Alfred was a member of the First Methodist Church in Clarinda and of Nodaway Lodge No. 140 AF & AM.

Funeral service was held Sunday at the Williams Memorial Chapel, the Rev John Beebout and the Rev Clarence Moore officiated. Maynard Burch was the soloist with Mrs. Gilbert Burch as the pianist. Pallbearers were Ben Anderson, Frank Chase, Henry Karg, Ottie Thompson, Wilbur Lininger and Donald Williams. Masonic services were given by Nodaway Lodge.

Interment was in the Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, May 27, 1904, p. 5


Our old friend, John Creps, who has lived in this vicinity for forty-seven years, died at the home of her [his] daughter, Mrs. James A. Burch, Sabbath morning. John Creps was born in Pennsylvania in 1820, being over 83 years of age and was loved by all. The funeral was held at the Christian church conducted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church of Hopkins, Mo., of which church he had been a consistent member for years.


Clarinda Herald, Monday, November 18, 1929, p. 7

Charley Cumberlin, another of our pioneers, passed to his reward Monday night at the home of his son Everett Cumberlin. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Shearer church by the Methodist minister of Shambaugh. Burial at the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald, Monday, November 18, 1929, p. 5

Charles Cumberlin

Mr. Charles Cumberlin was born May 10th, 1852 in Wapello Co., Iowa and passed away Nov. 11th, 1929, at his home near Siam, Iowa. For a time he lived in Appanoose Co. and later in Wayne county near Seymour.

He was married to Miss Sarah Martin, Dec. 31st, 1874. To this union were born four children, three daughters and one son; Mrs. Hollis Wolf of Braddyville, Iowa, R. R. Mrs. Irah Manley of Clarinda, R. R. Mrs. Mabel Reed, of Clarinda, Ia.; and Everet Cumberlin, who lives near Braddyville, Iowa.

The funeral services were conducted from the home of the deceased, conducted by the Rev. W. F. Herman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Shambaugh, Iowa. The remains were layed to rest by the side of his wife in the Shearer cemetery.

Mr. Cumberlin was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Siam. Farming was his work throughout his lifetime. His wife passed away June the 12th, 1916. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, December 6, 1928, p. 7

Mrs. Samuel Cussins

Mary Catherine Frazier was born in Hendricks County, Indiana, on April 10, 1844 and departed this life at her home in Shambaugh, Iowa on November 27, 1928 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 17 days.

When but a small child she removed to this state where the greater part of her life has been spent.

She was united in marriage to Samuel Cussins, December 20, 1865. To this union was born 6 children, Mrs. Mary Wilson and Mrs. Anna Fine who preceded her in death; Mrs. Ella Fine, Loveland, Colorado; Thomas, Mrs. Nora Lamson, San Diego, California; and Dora, who was with her mother and cared for her during her declining years.

She was converted at 14 years of age and united with the Methodist Church. Later with her husband she united with the Free Methodist church and remained a faithful pilgrim until the last. Mother Cussins’ Christian experience was of the type that produces great characters. Clear and strong in her convictions and unwavering in her fidelity to Bible principles. Her life was a seal to her profession and testimony.

Although afflicted in body for the last twenty-four years, she was a patient sufferer, never complaining of her lot. She was of a very kind and pleasant disposition, making friends of all with whom she met, especially the children.

She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, who so faithfully cared for her during her last illness, her children, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Free Methodist church at Shambaugh. Sermon was preached by Rev. G. B. Ingram assisted by Rev. J. F. Mudd, G. F. Tackett, and Rev. Young. Songs were “Alone With God,” “Face to Face,” and “Rock of Ages.” Singing was congregational led by Miss Eula Mudd and Miss Rhoda Monzingo.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Rev. R. T. Fine, Floyd Fine, Oscar Cussins, Charlie Wallace, Lyle Yaple and one great grandson, Russell Wallace.

Interment was in Butler Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, February 27, 1941, p. 2

Samuel Cussins

Samuel Cussins was born March 11, 1843 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cussins. He was the last surviving member of the family of eight children. The family removed to Illinois while he was a young man, and later removed to Iowa.

He was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Frazier, Dec. 20, 1865. To this union were born six children, of whom survive Mrs. Ella Fine of Loveland, Colo., Thomas Cussins, Mrs. Nora Lamson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Miss Dora of Ontario, Calif. He leaves 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 4 children of the fifth generation.

Father Cussins was wonderfully converted in a revival meeting held fifty years ago in southern Iowa, by Rev E N Miller. He united with the Free Methodist church at that time and continued in that fellowship until death. He took an active part in the building of church and parsonage where he lived and solicited money for the same. He was very active in promoting camp meetings and often cleared and prepared the grounds for the same. In the community in which he lived, he was known as a man who was strictly honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men. His home was a place known for miles around as a place where ministers and saints received a royal welcome and genuine hospitality. No day’s work was begun until family prayers were held. His work on the farm was never so pressing but it was closed in time for the family to attend the mid-week prayer meeting several miles away, regardless of the weather in summer or winter.

Twelve years ago his faithful companion was taken away and he then removed to California, settling in Ontario with his daughter, Miss Dora, who has been his constant companion faithfully caring for him in all his sicknesses.

Funeral services were held at Ontario, Calif., Jan 15, 1941; also at the Shambaugh Free Methodist church on January 24 at 2:00 p m, conducted by the Rev W D Groesbeck of Shenandoah, a former pastor here, assisted by Rev J Hygema of Clarinda and Rev R T Fine of Burlington, Ia.

Pallbearers were Harry Kellogg, Irvin Guenther, Ralph Young, Oscar Cussins, Floyd Pierson and Orison Huddle. Singers were Mrs Opal Pierson and Miss Katharine Groesbeck. Interment was in the Butler cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 17, 1958, [p. 1]

Herb Damewood Funeral Tuesday

Retired Page Co Farmer Died At Nursing Home Here Sunday

Funeral service will be held at the Walker Funeral Home here Tuesday at 2 p m for Herb Damewood, 83, retired Page County farmer who died at the Gillespie Nursing Home here Sunday at 8 a m.

Mr. Damewood, a lifetime resident of the county, had been ill a year and a half. The home farm is located seven miles northeast of Braddyville.

Mr. Damewood was a member of Plum Lodge No. 285 AF & AM at Siam for more than 60 years. The lodge will be in charge of the Masonic rites.

Surviving are a son, Howard, Braddyville; brother, Al, Chicago; and sister, Mrs. Maude Townsend, Des Moines. Mrs. Damewood preceded him in death 19 years ago.

The Rev. Lester Greenwood, pastor of the Clarinda First Methodist Church, will officiate at the service. Interment will be in Shearer Cemetery at Braddyville.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Thursday, January 12, 1939, p. 2

Mrs. Herbert Damewood

Alma Damewood, only child of Orlando and Mary Nixon McFarland, was born in Buchanan Township, Page County, Ia, July 10, 1878, and passed away at her home on Thursday, January 5th, at 11:55 p m, aged 60 years, 5 months and 25 days.

She was united in marriage to Herbert Damewood June 1st, 1898, in Clarinda by Rev. Will O Hutchings. To this union two children were born, Marie, who passed away at the age of 2 years and 11 months, and Howard, who with his father survives. She also leaves to mourn her untimely death her aged mother, Mrs. Mary McFarland, who lived in her home, and a small granddaughter, Verlee Damewood, to whom she was devoted; also a cousin, Wayne Moore, who was reared by her parents and who took the place of a young brother in her life; four aunts, Mrs. Jane Shearer and Mrs. Izetta Shearer of Greeley, Colo, Mrs. Alma Whitney of Hopkins, Mo, and Miss Mattie Nixon of St. Joseph, Mo., and many other relatives and friends who are grieved by her death. Her father, Orlando McFarland, departed this life Sept 2nd, 1922.

Mrs. Damewood was born and grew to young womanhood on the farm where she passed away, and spent most of her married life there except a few years in and near Hopkins, Mo and three years in St Joseph, Mo.

The last several years have been spent back on the old home farm, which for so many years belonged to her ancestors. Her great-grandfather, Andrew McFarland, purchased the claim-right and passed it on to her grandfather, Ebenezer McFarland, who received a patent for a deed, signed by Franklin Pierce, who at that time was President of the United States of America. At the death of her grandfather the farm became the property of her father, Orlando McFarland, and at present is the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary McFarland, and the Damewood family.

Mrs. Damewood was a home-loving woman of sterling character and high ideals. Her first thought being always for the comfort and happiness of her aged mother and her family, but was never too busy to assist those in sickness and distress. She united with the Methodist church at Hopkins, later transferring her membership to the Methodist church at Siam.

She was a faithful member of the Ladies Aid, serving as their president and in any way possible to serve her Lord and Savior.

Alma, as we all loved to call her, was a beloved member of Highland Chapter 523 Order of the Eastern Star at Siam, and was just completing a year as worthy matron. She had served as worthy matron of the chapter many years ago and the past year’s work was to fill a vacancy and proved her loyalty by assuming duties for the good of the chapter which she discharged faithfully and efficiently to almost the time of her death. She was a member of Hopkins chapter O E S while living in that place. She will be sadly missed in the chapter, in the church work, by the Shearer cemetery association, and the community in general, but most of all by her devoted husband, mother and son.

Funeral services were held at the Shearer church Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8th at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mathews, pastor of the Methodist church at Burlington Junction, Mo. Singers were Mrs. Lola Stewart, Mrs. Happilona Farlow, Mrs. Nellie Miller, Irwin Wilson and Wayne Garrett, with Mrs. Thelma Owens at the piano. Pallbearers, all members of the O E S, were Dell Miller, Emory Hardee, Avery Vardaman, Clem Jeffers, Floyd Farlow and Glen Stewart. Flower girls were Miss Margaret Jeffers and Miss Esther Vardaman. Eastern Star funeral service was given at the grave by Mrs. Lola Reid and N. A. Adams and other officers. Interment in the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 11, 1960, [p. 1]

Services Thursday for Anna Damewood

Funeral services were held here this Thursday for Miss Anna Damewood, 73, who died early Tuesday morning at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital after an illness of over two months.

Miss Damewood was born at Siam, Ia, on Feb 8, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Damewood. She lived at Siam until moving to Clarinda 39 years ago. Before her retirement Miss Damewood had worked at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital for many years and later had been a baby sitter for many Clarinda families.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Clarinda Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by three brothers and three sisters-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Damewood of Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Damewood of Bedford, Charlie Damewood of Phoenix, Ariz, and Mrs Dean Damewood. Also surviving are five nieces and three nephews.

There was a prayer service at the Williams-Foster Mortuary, followed by services at the Siam Methodist Church. The Rev. Clarence Moore and the Rev. Ivan Rogers were the officiating clergymen.

Richard Sebeniecher was soloist, accompanied by Mrs Ivan Rogers at the organ. Pallbearers were Glenn Stewart, Hugo Steeve, Ellis Fine, Clem Fine, Clem Jeffers and Frank Shields. Interment was in Shearer cemetery with Eastern Star graveside services.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, August 18, 1960, p. 12

Siam Burial for Anna Damewood

Siam, Aug 16---The funeral of Anna Damewood, 73, of Clarinda was conducted by Rev Clarence Moore and Rev Ivan Rogers of Clarinda at the Methodist Church in Siam Thursday. Anna leaves three brothers, Stanley of Bedford, Clyde of Clarinda, and Charlie of Phoenix, Ariz. Interment was in Shearer Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, October 24, 1957, p. 5

Dean Damewood

Dean Damewood, oldest son of William and Emma Collins Damewood, was born on a farm near Siam, Ia, Nov 2, 1880, and departed this life at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda Oct 10, 1957, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and eight days.

Most of his life was spent near Siam. The last few years were spent in and near Bedford.

Feb. 12, 1923, he was united in marriage to Ione Jobe. To this union two daughters were born, Mary Lou of Bedford and Wilma Anderson of Corning.

He was baptized in the Christian Church of New Market, later transferring his membership to the Baptist Church of Bedford.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Order of the Eastern Star at Siam.

Besides his wife and two daughters, he leaves a son-in-law, Leon Anderson, two grandchildren, John and Marcia, who have given their Grandpa Dean lots of comfort and happiness.

Also surviving are: one sister, Anna Damewood of Clarinda; three brothers, Clyde of Clarinda, Stanley of Bedford and Charles of Phoenix, Ariz; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Edna Damewood of Clarinda and Mrs. Donna Damewood of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

Dean was a good neighbor to all who needed one and leaves many friends. He was a devoted and loving father to his daughters, always ready to give of his time and love.

The services for him were held at the Bedford Baptist Church with Reverend Caughey in charge. Mrs. Martin Ferguson of Cheyenne, Wyo, a niece of Mrs Damewood, was soloist and Miss Barbara Snyder was organist. Pallbearers were Reid Shield, Frank Shields, Earnest Gray, Eldon Miller, Elvin Wells and Glenn Stewart. Interment was at Shearer Cemetery with Masonic rites by Plumb Lodge of Siam. Shum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, May 20, 1957, [p. 1]

Harley Damewood Died At Elmo, Mo

Funeral to be Tuesday, 2 p m At Braddy Methodist Church

Elmo (Special) Harley H [arrison] Damewood, 67, died Sunday at the Ford Hospital here of heart trouble. He had been hospitalized for the past week.

Mr. Damewood operated the Damewood Store at Elmo, where he had lived the past four years. He was born at Siam, Ia, and had lived at Braddyville before moving to Elmo.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Clearmont and of the IOOF Lodge at Maryville.

He is survived by one brother, A Burch Damewood of Burlington Junction, Mo, and two sisters, Mrs. Douglas Griffith of Braddyville and Mrs. Alfred Crawford of Clarinda.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at Braddyville Tuesday at 2 p m. Interment will be in the Shearer Cemetery and there will be Masonic graveside services. Foster-Harmon-Williams Mortuary of Clarinda is in charge of the arrangements.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, January 1, 1968, [p. 1]

Military service for David Davis

David A [lexander] Davis, 73, longtime Clarinda resident, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at 3:05 a m Friday after being in poor health for several years. He was the son of the late James Davis, and his mother, the former Rhoda Stewart Davis, who survives him.

He was born on a farm near Clarinda and spent 66 years of his life in and around Clarinda, his present home being at 423 E Logan St. He was a Veteran of World War I, and was a member of Clarinda American Legion, Sergy Post No. 98. Members of that organization will be in charge of military rites at the funeral.

For many years he worked as an attendant at the Orth Conoco Service Station on the corner of 17th and Washington Sts here in Clarinda. Since his retirement, he and his 97-year-old mother have made their home at 12th and Logan Sts.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) Boyce, Salt Lake City, Utah, and by a sister, Mrs Irene Graham, Clarinda. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ethel M Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Walker Funeral Home at 2 p m Tuesday, with Rev. H LaVern Kinzel of the First Christian Church of Clarinda, in charge. Members of American Legion Sergy Post 98 will serve as casket bearers and burial will be in the Shearer cemetery east of Braddyville.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, February 17, 1938, [p. 1]

Jas W Davis

James Wright Davis, second son of Alec and Susan Perry Davis, born September 19, 1852, at LaSalle, Illinois, passed away February 14, 1938, at the age of 85 years, 4 months, and 26 days, at his home at Clarinda, Iowa. He came to Iowa at the age of sixteen and spent the remainder of his life in Iowa. He was married to Rhoda A Stuart [Stewart] December 27, 1892. To this union two children were born, David A [lexander] Davis, and Mrs. C H Graham, both of Clarinda. He leaves to mourn, his wife, two children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild, also one brother, Alec B. Davis of Elkton, S. D., four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Borden of Bremerton, Wash, Mrs. Mary Woodard of Quincy, Ill, Mrs. Emma Cunning of Pullyup, Wash, and Mrs. Alice McMahill of Colman, S D, and a host of other relatives and friends. Two sisters were able to come, Mrs. Alice McMahill of Colman, S D, and Mrs. Mary Woodard of Quincy, Ill, and his brother, Alec B Davis. He was [a] member of the Christian church. He will be greatly missed in our community.

Funeral services were held at Walker Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with John A Abel, pastor of the Church of Christ, in charge. Pallbearers were Fred Gustafson, James McNutt, Frank Saxton, Arthur Miller, James Hoagg and John Pierce. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, September 4, 1969, [p. 1]

Mrs. Rhoda Davis dies at 99, 9 months short of 100 years

Mrs. Rhoda Davis was cut short by nine months the chance to join the few ho reach their 100th birthday, an event she had longed for during recent years.

Her death came near midnight early Tuesday morning, at the Clarinda Rest Home. Her unusually good health for over four score years was broken and she was seriously ill during recent months. She had made special effort to keep active with sewing and household duties, feeling that her varied interests had been cause of her longevity.

Funeral service is at Walker funeral Home on Saturday at 2 pm and burial in Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville. The Rev LaVern Kinzel will be assisted by D L Roberts.

Mrs. Davis had been object of special interest during her recent years, especially from the Christian Church. She was one of the most active in the Mothers’ Club as recent as 1961 when she was honored and children of the church remembered her in a special way last June 5 when she became 99.

Her daughter is Mrs. Charles (Irene) Graham. Her son, David, died a few years ago, a World War I veteran, whose pride she shared that he had been casket bearer for the daughter of Mme Schumann-Heink. Her husband had been a teamster in Clarinda and Shenandoah.

Mrs. Davis was on Blaine St in Clarinda on June 5, 1870, to David and Elizabeth Stewart. Except for three years, when the couple lived on farms in Taylor County and South Dakota, her home has always been in Page County.

She has six grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren.

Casket bearers include Don Hartman, Charles Stalders, Gerald Cross, D L Roberts, Mason Williams and Orville Preco.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, October 15, 1953, p. 3

Ethel Roene Davison

Ethel Roene Clark, eldest daughter of Arthur and Adah McCord Clark, was born May 26, 1903, near Braddyville, Iowa, and died Oct 3, 1953, at home at the age of 50 years, four months and eight days.

She was married Feb 23, 1921, to Roy Robert Davison. To this union two children were born, Merlin Laverne now of Braddyville and Lucille, who died Dec 17, 1948.

She was baptized during union services at Shearer church in early womanhood and always lived a Christian life. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.

She leaves to mourn her, Roy her husband, her son Merlin and his family, her mother, now living in Shenandoah, a sister Mrs Irene Davison and brother Herman, both of Braddyville, and a sister Mrs. Inez Jenkins of Shenandoah.

Funeral services were held at the Shearer church at two o’clock, Oct. 6, 1953, with the Rev Lester Greenwood in charge. Music was by the Braddyville quartet. Casket bearers were Wayne Davison, Leo Davison, Delmar Davison, Irvin Davison, Max Davison and Elvin Clark. Burial was in Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday and Thursday, December 26 and 29, 1935, p. 2

Geo. W. Davison was born April 1, 1857, and departed this life at the home of his son, Lawrence Davison, Dec 20, 1938, age 81 years, 8 months and 19 days.

Geo W Davison, the son of Wayne and Nancy Davison, was born and grew to manhood in Page County. On June 30, 1878, he was united marriage to Ida Belle Bebout. To this union were born two daughters: Mrs. Jennie Fleming of Ballantine, Mont. and Mrs. Pearl Smith of Clarinda, and two sons, Lawrence of Clearmont, Mo, and Lester of Salem, Oregon, all of whom survive him. He also leaves to mourn his departure two brothers, Robert Davison of Braddyville, and Silas Davison of Maize, Kansas, and 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Since the death of his wife in October 1931, he has made his home with his son, Lawrence. Mr. Davison loved his home and children and enjoyed being with them.

The funeral services were held at the Shearer church Thursday at 12 o’clock with Rev. Masters in charge. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Geo Davison, Wayne Davison, Jerry Davison, Joe Smith, Howard Smith and Oscar Smith.




Clarinda Herald-Journal, Thursday, May 29, 1952, p. 4

Braddyville, May 27

Buried in Shearer

Funeral services of Henry Clay Denny of Nashville, Ariz.  [Tennessee] were held in Hopkins Monday with the Methodist pastor of Hopkins officiating. He was buried at Shearer cemetery. His wife was the former Bertha Creps of Braddyville, a cousin of Mose Burch, Mrs. Tom Reed and Mrs Arch Moore who attended the funeral services accompanied by Arch Moore.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 21, 1953, [p. 1]

Long Illness Preceded Mrs Ida Dunn’s Death

A long-time resident of Page and Taylor counties, Mrs Ida B [elle] Dunn, 79, died early Monday morning at the hospital in Elmo, Mo. She suffered a long illness.

The funeral is announced to be Wednesday at 2 p m at the Shearer church, near the home place in Buchanan Township. Rev Dale Elmore, pastor of the Methodist church in Elmo will be minister and Foster-Harmon-Williams mortuary is in charge. Burial will be in the Shearer cemetery where many of her pioneer relatives are laid to rest.

Her husband, James Dunn, died in 1947. Four children survive, Mrs Homer Davison of Braddyville, Elmer and Emmett of Braddyville and Roy of Clearmont. Four brothers are Robert McCurdy of Clarinda, J [ohn] E [dward] and O [rie] K [ifer] McCurdy of Braddyville, Samuel of Buffalo, Mo, and two sisters are Mrs Ella Beery of Shambaugh and Mrs Myrtle Stenen of Denver, Colo. She has 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dunn would have been 80 years old on December 28th, most of which years have been spent on the farm southwest of New Market in Buchanan Township. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn lived in Taylor County from 1906 to 1910.


Clarinda Herald-Journal, Monday, December 28, 1953, p. 4

Mrs. Ida Dunn Dies In Elmo

Funeral Was Wednesday

Braddyville, Dec 22---Mrs Ida Dunn, 79, passed away Dec 20 [21] at the Elmo hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two p m at the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, January 11, 1954, p. 6

Ida McCurdy Dunn

Ida Belle McCurdy was born in Page County, Iowa, December 27, 1874, and departed this life Dec 21, 1953, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 24 days.

Ida McCurdy was born on a farm approximately one-half mile from the old town of Morseman, Iowa, in the home of her parents, Franklin McCurdy and Easter Seabolt McCurdy.

Most of her life was spent in this immediate vicinity, where she attended school at the old Nixon school. On April 27, 1893, she was united in marriage to James Hayes Dunn and they spent their entire married life in Buchanan Township except four years spent in Taylor County.

To this union was born six children, two of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by four children, Roy M [arvin] Dunn of Clearmont, Mo; Emmet C Dunn, Elmer J [ames] Dunn, and Mrs. Maggie E [thel] Davison, Braddyville; four brothers and two sisters, John Edward McCurdy, Braddyville; Robert J McCurdy, Clarinda; Eric Samuel McCurdy, Buffalo, Mo; Orie Kifer McCurdy, Braddyville; Mrs. Lidia E Beery, Shambaugh; Mrs Myrtle Stemen, Denver, Colo; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Mrs Dunn was a typical farm wife, always busy about the farm and home, assisting her husband and sons in the care and management of the farm, where she had lived since 1910. Mr Dunn passed away November 6, 1947, and Mrs Dunn since that time had continued to live in the home place with her son Emmett, until her recent serious illness about three weeks before when she was taken to the Ford hospital in Elmo, Mo.

At the funeral Horace Richardson and Shirley Babb sang and Helen Babb was pianist. Pallbearers were Irvin Davison, Arnold Davison, Kenneth Davison, Edward Dunn, Jim Williams and Ray Boyd.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, November 10, 1947, [p. 1]

Jim Dunn’s Death At Braddy Sudden

80-Year-Old Farmer is Ill One Day; Rites Saturday

Braddyville (Special)---Jim Dunn, 80, died at his home northeast of town Thursday evening at 10:15 o’clock. Although Mr. Dunn has not been in the best of health for some time he was ill only through the day of his death.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Emmett Dunn at home, Elmer Dunn and Mrs. Homer Davison of Braddyville and Roy Dunn of Winterset. Two children died in infancy. Two sisters also are left, Mrs Jessie Smith and Mrs John Hill, both of Seattle, who were unable to be here for the funeral.

Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Shearer church with burial in the church cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, November 17, 1947, p. 7

James Hayes Dunn

James Hayes Dunn, son of Isaiah and Jane Dunn, was born on a farm in Marion County, Iowa, on July 24, 1867, and died at his farm home in Morseman community on Thursday, Nov 6th, 1947, at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 13 days.

While he was still a young lad, his father died and he went to make his home with his grandmother at Grand Island, Neb. There he received his elementary education, and there he grew to young manhood. While a young man he came to Morseman community to live with his mother and foster-father. There he learned to till the soil, and there he acquired an enviable reputation as a carpenter and stonemason. On April 27, 1893, he was united in marriage with Miss Ida Belle McCurdy. To this union six children were born: Roy M [arvin] Dunn of Clarinda, Emmett C Dunn and Elmer J [ames] Dunn of Morseman community, and Mrs. Maggie Davison of Braddyville. Two sons preceded him in death. The rest of his years were spent in Morseman community. There, until the end came, he was actively engaged with his sons in the care of their farm of some 320 acres. Quite early in life, Mr. Dunn was baptized and became a member of the Methodist church at Braddyville. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and served as a member of the school board for some nine years.

He leaves two sisters, Mrs Emma Hill and Mrs Jessie Smith, both of Tacoma, Wash; his wife, Mrs. Ida Belle Dunn; three sons, Roy M Dunn of Clarinda, and Emmett C. Dunn and Elmer J Dunn, both of Morseman community; one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Davison of Braddyville, and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. His father and mother, one brother, and two sons preceeded him in death.

Services were held at Shearer church, the Rev Arthur C Marston of Shambaugh in charge. Pallbearers were Irvin Davison, Kenneth Davison, Edward Dunn, Arnold Davison, Lloyd McCurdy, Robert McCurdy. Music was furnished by Mrs Helen Babb, pianist, and Mrs Allen Hazelton and H Richardson, vocalists.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, March 1, 1976

Lowell Ely, 52, electrical worker

After nearly a month hospitalization, Lowell Ely, 52, Braddyville electrical worker, died early Friday at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.

He had had a severe heart attack and went to the hospital on Feb 1. He had recovered from a coma, able to have restricted activities and visitors until his final attack. His services were held Sunday at Walker Funeral   Home, a capacity crowd of over 300 persons. Rev Bettie Hull officiated at the services, Alan Jackson being soloist with Mrs Phyllis Reece organist. Flower bearers were Mrs Leona Davison, Mrs Charlotte   Davison   and   Mrs Robbie Davison. Mrs Anna Bel Davison was at the register.

Burial was in Shearer Cemetery east of Braddyville. Bearers were Max Pullen, Ivan Williams, Paul Jackson, Vern Williams, Elvin Clark and Wayne Davison.

His wife and   two   children, Dennis and Janice, are of the home   seven   miles   east   of Braddyville.   His   mother, Mrs Hattie Ely Williams, is of Coin, where Lowell attended school. His brother is   Eldon   Ely of Puyallup, Wash, and two sisters, Mrs   Ivan   (Ruth) Nelson of Donnelson, and Mrs Paul (Lois) Emery of Olalla, Wash. Three stepbrothers are Frank Williams of Klamath Falls, Ore, Vern and Ivan Williams of Coin. Mrs Paul (Ruth) Jackson   of   Coin   is   a stepsister.

He was united in marriage to Bernice P [aulina] Pullen on Nov 19, 1949. To this union two children were born.

Mr Ely has been in electrical work for a number of years around Braddyville, Coin and the surrounding area.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, March 8, 1976, p. 2


The community was saddened by the death of Lowell Ely, Feb 27. Memorial services were held Feb 29. A large crowd of friends attended the services. Neighbors of the family and other friends furnished the meal at the Legion Hall for the family and relatives after the burial service at the Shearer Cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 13, 1934, p. 2

Infant Daughter Dies

Alberta Faye, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Fearnot, died Sunday evening. Short services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. Garrett. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery, west of Siam.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, July 22, 1937, p. 2


Father Succumbs

Ira Fearnot, father of Noble Fearnot of Conway, an Indiana farmer, died at his home last week. He was 63 years old.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, January 28, 1980, p. 8

Carrie Fine service Tuesday

Funeral services for Carrie C. Fine, 93, of Braddyville will be at 2 pm, Tuesday at the Braddyville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Foster officiating.

Mrs. Fine died Saturday morning at Bethesda Care Center.

She was born Aug. 31, 1886, at Hamburg, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann Watts Shields. She was married to George Thomas Fine in 1904. Mr. Fine preceded her in death in 1965.

Surviving children are Mrs. Floyd (Opal) Michael, Medical Lake, Wa; Eldon Fine, Maryville, Mo; Garrelld [Gareld] Fine, Tucson, Ar; Mrs. Alva (Alma) Whitney, Apache Junction, Az; Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) Schmidt, Lincoln, Ne; Stanley Fine, Seattle, Wa and Kenneth Fine, Braddyville, Ia. There are 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Mrs Mamie Bewley of Bell Garden, Ca is a sister.

She was preceded in death by three children in infancy, one great grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

Gilbert and Maynard Burch will be singers with Mrs. Maynard Burch organist. Casket bearers will be Virgil, Merlin, Irvin, and Wayne Davison, Truman McCurdy and Earl Ingram. Mrs. Cliff Bales will be at the register.

Burial will be in Shearer Cemetery with Walker-Merrick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, March 25, 1985, p. 10

Ione Lincoln service held

Funeral services were held March 15 for Ione Lincoln, 87, formerly of Siam, who died March 12, 1985. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Rev. Ted DeHass officiating. Burial was in the Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville.

She was born April 28, 1897 at Barnard, Mo, the daughter of Caleb and Carrie Conlin Jobe. The family moved to Siam in 1908. In 1923, she was married to Dean Damewood and they lived south of Siam. Dean died in 1957.

She was married to Elmer Lincoln in 1964. She was a member of the first Baptist Church in Bedford and was a charter member of Highland chapter #523 of the Order of Eastern Star of Siam.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dean and Elmer, her parents, brothers Conlin and Franklin and a son-in-law, Swede Anderson.

Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Anderson and Mrs. Elvin (Mary Lou) Miller and a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Donna) Damewood; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, January 28, 1991, p. 2

Levone Oline

Mrs. Levone Oline, 75, of Clarinda died Friday night at Municipal Hospital after a long illness.

She was born Aug 7, 1915, at Shambaugh, the daughter of Charley F. and Ida Maud Parker Borden. She was married to Kennard Oline of May 9, 1936. Mr. Oline preceded her in death May 13, 1987.

Mrs. Oline had been a custodian at McKinley school before her retirement.

After the death of Mr. Oline she moved to Clarinda from her rural home. She moved to Bethesda Care Center after her health no longer permitted her to be in her own home.

She is survived by a son, Norval and wife, Linda Oline of Clarinda and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, infant sister, Lula and two brothers Alfred and Ogie.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating.

Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Clarinda Nurse’s Association.

[OXLEY, AARON, -1891]

Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1891, [p. 1]


On last Tuesday at 11 o’clock Aaron Oxley died at his home 3 miles south. He had lived here nearly all his life; was well and favorably known all over the country; left a sorrowing wife and three children---all married. He was buried on Thursday with Masonic honors.


Clarinda Herald, Monday, January 20, 1930, p. 3

Mrs. J. T. Patton

Eliza Duff was born in Highland county, Ohio, September 21, 1843 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Pierce in Clarinda, Iowa, January 16, 1930---aged 86 years, 3 months and 25 days.

She was married to Joseph T. Patton in the county of her birth, August 27, 1863. Forty-nine years ago they moved to Villisca, Iowa where they lived for 25 years; then they established a residence in College Springs, Iowa where they lived until they came to Clarinda 8 years ago. Her husband died 5 years ago.

To this union 7 children were born, all of whom are living. Their names are John, Oscar, Clarence, Mrs. Clara Case and Mrs. Roy Pierce of Clarinda; Wallace Patton of Nodaway; and Mrs. Grant Fulton of Mitchellville, Iowa. All were present except Mrs. Fulton.

She leaves 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was of a family of six children all of whom have now passed to the great beyond except E. L. Duff of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who was present at the service.

She has been a member of the Methodist church for the last 60 years. On account of her advanced age and failing health, she has not been able to attend the services of the church for several years.

She was a good mother and always thought of the welfare of her children. She has left an excellent example of devotion to her family. She was true to Christ and His church.

She very much appreciated the visits of her friends and the flowers they brought during her last illness. Her children will always remember her with tenderest regards and her friends will mourn her passing.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Hall, assisted by Rev. Shenton on Saturday, January 16 at 2:30 P. M. at the Walker Funeral Home. Mrs. Bogan and Mr. Hall each sang a solo with Mrs. Hall at the piano.

Interment was made in Clarinda Cemetery by the side of her husband. Pallbearers were Wm. Stoops, John Pierce, R. N. Goff, Geo. Harboard, Albert Dunn and Albert Lindquist.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1891, [p. 1]


On Saturday, Dec. 19, another old settler, Uncle Brady Ward, was called from suffering to rest, and was buried Monday at the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, March 9, 1953, [p. 1]

Funeral Monday for Former Hollis Cumberlin of Braddyville

Mrs. John Wolf, 77, died 1:45 p m Thursday afternoon and funeral services were held Monday at 2 p m at Walker Funeral home. Rev. Wauneita McConnell of the Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Shearer cemetery.

The Wolf family had their residence in the vicinity northeast of Braddyville for many years, but more recently of Clarinda. Three children survive, including Carl of Clarinda, Orville of Omaha and Mrs. Vera White of Shenandoah.

She was Hollis Cumberlin before her marriage, having a brother, Everet Cumberlin of Braddyville, a sister, Iva Manley of Clarinda, and another sister, Mabel Reed of this vicinity who survive her. She has lived at 512 east Main, moving to Clarinda thirty years ago.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, March 19, 1953, p. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cumberlin attended funeral services for his aunt, Mrs. Hollis Wolf, Monday at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda. Burial was in the Shearer cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 17, 1958, p. 8

82-year-old Elmo Woman Buried At Shearer Friday

Mrs. Olive Floy Wolf, 82, a resident of Elmo since 1912, was buried in Shearer Cemetery near Braddyville Friday. She died Feb. 10 at Clearmont, where she had been at a nursing home during a long illness.

Funeral services were at the Elmo Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. Carl Holdsworth. Mrs. Elvin Lamb and Mrs. Neal Barclay sang, Mrs. Naomi Snodderly accompanying. Bearers were John Kinman, Harold Harvey, Roy Moses, Lenox Shonesy, Gerald Pruitt and Clayton Beaver.

Mrs. Wolf was born in Boone County, Ind. Surviving are three children, Martin Wilbur Wolf, Sioux City; Mrs. Lois Knutson, Hopkins, and Mrs. Vina Floy Lewis, St. Joseph, and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Crawford, Dunlap, Ia.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 4, 1946, p. 6

Former Braddyville Farmer Dies After Long Illness

Simon P Wolf, long time resident of Braddyville, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Lewis of St. Joseph March 19 after an illness of three years.

He had spent his entire life as a farmer and stockman in Page county with the exception of the past three years, when illness forced him to make his home in St. Joseph, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Olive, who is the daughter of the late W W Thomas of Shambaugh; three daughters, Mrs. John Lewis of St. Joseph, Mrs. Lois McCurdy of St. Joseph; and Mrs. Martin Wolf of Sioux city, one grandson, Frederick Bailey of Los Angeles; one brother, Abe Wolf of Shambaugh and a sister, Mrs. Rozina Huddle of Clarinda.

Funeral services were held on March 21. Burial was at the Shearer cemetery near Braddyville.