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Clarinda Journal, Friday, May 18, 1906, p. 3
Buchanan Township
Mart Cook died at his home southeast of Braddyville on Tuesday at 1 o'clock after a few days illness with an abscess in his throat. Mart was a good, honest, industrious man and lived on the same farm a great many years and was well known by every one in this vicinity and was respected by all. He is survived by an aged father, wife and son, Ellis, a teacher of mathematics in one of the Chicago schools and being unable to take an evening train out of Chicago arrived too late to see his father alive. The funeral services were held at the Prairie Temple church at 1 o'clock Thursday conducted by Rev. Mr. Welton of Skidmore, Mo., after which the remains were taken to the Burch cemetery for burial.


Clarinda Herald, Thursday, October 18, 1928, p. 10
Obituary – Mrs. Rosa E. Cook
Rosa Ellen Cassel, daughter of Jackson and Mary Ann Cassel was born Dec. 24, 1861 at Ottumwa, Iowa, and passed away at her home at Oak Park, Ill., Oct. 11, 1928, aged 66 years, 9 months and 17 days. At the age of 11 years she with her parents moved to Page County near Braddyville, Iowa, later moving to Nodaway County, Mo., about 3 miles from Braddyville, where she grew to young womanhood. Oct. 2, 1881 she was united in marriage to Mark Cook at her home. To this union two children were born, Edith Mae, who preceded her mother in death and Ellis S., of Oak Park, where she made her home and who  was present at her death. Her husband preceded her in death, April 6, 1906.

She lived on a farm near Braddyville until 1907 when they moved to Maryville, Mo. In 1914 they moved to St. Louis and from there to Oak Park in 1916. In 1912 she united with the First Christian Church at Maryville, under the charge of Rev. Bicker, later transferring to the Austin Blvd. Christian Church at Oak Park, living a faithful Christian life to the end. She was vice-president of the Suburban school at Oak Park, but took no active part in classroom work.

She leaves besides her son, Ellis, to mourn her departure one granddaughter, Mildred Cook of Oak Park, 3 sisters, Mrs. I. N. Holbrook and Mrs. Lodell Bishop of Braddyville, Iowa, Mrs. Hannah McCombs of College Springs, Iowa, one brother, George Cassel of Akron, Colo., besides a host of other relatives and friends. Three sisters, Mrs. Aaron Harter, Mrs. John Bishop, Mrs. Frank Holbrook, 2 brothers, Perry and John Cassel preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Manning Rose, Christian minister of Clearmont, Mo., at the Braddyville Christian church, Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Music was furnished by the Braddyville male quartet, who are Paul Stickelman, Max Garrett, Irvin Wilson and Mose Burch, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Paul Stickelman.

Nephews of Mrs. Cook were pallbearers. They were Dell and Bert Holbrook, Will and Clark McCombs, Ed and Page Bishop.

She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Burch Cemetery.

Dearest loved one, thou hast left us,

  And thy loss we deeply feel,

But 'tis God who has bereft us

  And He will all sorrows heal.


Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, October 9, 1944, p. 5
Farquhar Rites Were Held Today At Hopkins
Funeral rites were conducted at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist church at Hopkins for James Ervin [Ewing] Farquhar, 80 years old, living east of Clearmont, who died at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson, west of Hopkins.

The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Burch cemetery, northwest of Hopkins.

Mr. Farquhar was born March 16, 1864, at Aberdeen Shire, Scotland and came to the states when he was 7 years old. Mr. Farquhar, who had been a farmer all of his life, had resided at the present residence seven years. Prior to that he had lived west of Hopkins.

He was married in 1893 at Maryville to Delora Etta Golay. Mr. Farquhar was a member of the Methodist church of Elmo.

Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edward Morehouse and Mrs. George Ray, Hopkins, and Mrs. John Marriott, Hopkins; three sons, George Leroy Farquhar, Hopkins and Willard Raymond Farquhar and Russell Wayne Farquhar, Clearmont; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson, Clearmont; two brothers, John Farquhar, Burlington Junction, and Bentley Farquhar, Boise, Idaho; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, October 12, 1944, p. 2
James Farquhar Dies Old Time Resident Buried In Hopkins Cemetery
Funeral services were held at the Hopkins Methodist church on Monday afternoon for James Farquhar, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elmer Jackson and Mr. Jackson of the Plum Grove rural community, seven miles west of Hopkins. He suffered a stroke several days ago. Mr. Farquhar was born in Scotland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Farquhar; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Morehouse, Mrs. John Merriott and Mrs. George Ray, all of Hopkins; three sons, Lee, Ray and Wayne, all of nearby communities. Rev. W. H. Hansford conducted the services and burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

[Note: He is buried in the Burch Cemetery, Page County, Iowa, not in the Hopkins, Missouri cemetery as stated in the obituary.]


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, April 9, 1964, [p. 1]
Services were today for Peter Fewson
Peter A Fewson, 78, died at the Municipal Hospital early Tuesday morning after suffering a severe heart attack at his home Saturday afternoon.

"Pete" as he was commonly known, was a native of Taylor County, born at Lenox. He and his wife have lived in Clarinda for the past 46 years, where he held the position of supervisory agent for the CB&Q Railroad until his retirement in August of 1956. Their home for many years has been at 208 W Grant St.

He was a faithful member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Clarinda, and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 55 years, his present membership being with Clarinda Nodaway Lodge No. 140.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W and Elizabeth Blackstone Fewson, a sister, Edna Fewson, and an infant daughter, Bethel Ann.

Surviving him are his wife, the former Maude Calvert, five children, Mrs John R (Mary) Brummett and Mrs Harland (Marjorie) Prather of Clarinda, Elton of Bismarck, N D, George of Duluth, Minn, and Robert V of Lohrville; a sister, Mrs Frances Rask of Tulsa, Okla; and a brother George of Parkville, Mo.

Services were conducted this afternoon from the Westminster United Presbyterian church with Rev D C Davis in charge. Organist was Gretchen Sperry. Casket bearers were George C Fewson, Robert V Fewson, Elton Fewson, George V Fewson, Harland H Prather, and John R Brummett. Walker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements and the burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, November 13, 1967, [p.1]
Robert Fewson
, 48, died at Lohrville
Robert Veigh Fewson, 48, died suddenly Sunday morning at Lohrville from an illness which had plagued him recently but had not forced him to resign from his work in the schools at Lohrville.

Memorial services are to be held Wednesday. The funeral will be at Lohrville and the graveside services for the family and Clarinda friends at approximately 3:30 p. m. at the local cemetery.

Bob was born July 11, 1919, at Weston, Mo, to Mr and Mrs P A (Pete) Fewson, and had spent his school days in Clarinda until being graduated from high school in 1937. He was graduated from Northwest Missouri College at Maryville in 1941 and received his masters in administration at Drake University. He has taught in Lohrville schools for 21 years, principal for 12 years. He was in the military service, and was sent to the Aleutians in 1935 [1945?] for two years.

He was married to Ruth Kelley of St. Joseph, Mo, and they have a son Robert of Omaha. Bob was past master of the Masonic Lodge. He had joined the Presbyterian Church here as a youth and the family at Lohrville had been active with the Methodist Church.

His mother lives in Clarinda and brothers and sisters are George of Duluth, Minn, Elton of Santa Barbara, Calif, Mrs Harland (Marjorie) Prather and Mrs John (Mary) Brummett.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, p. 3
RUTH G. GREENE – Ruth Greene, 86, Omaha, Neb., died Oct. 15, 2005. She was born in St. Joseph, MO to Robert and Evah (Chapman) Kelly. She married Robert V. Fewson in 1943.

Survived by son, Bob and wife, Marilyn, Clarinda, Iowa; and second husband, Gilbert Greene; grandsons, Jamie Todd and Ryan and Andy Fewson and five grand grandchildren; nieces, Judy Wells Van Vickle, Pat Dreher Siclari; and nephews, Tom Wells and Mike Dreher.

Preceded in death by parents; and sisters, Mildred Wells, St. Joseph, MO and Marjorie Dreher, Denver, Colo.

Ruth taught first grade in Gower, MO, Lohrville, Iowa and Omaha, NE.

She was an avid bird watcher, nature lover and artist. A gentle soul, she touched countless lives with her love and faith in God.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, August 21, 1908, p. 2-3
Charles Gillespie was born in Ireland, March 12, 1839, died at his home southeast of Essex Aug. 13, 1908, of heart trouble. In 1870 he came to Page County and located on the farm on which he died. He was married Miss Margaret Palmer March 31, 1862. Eight children were born to this union, seven of whom survive him. He had a severe attack of heart and lung trouble in the spring from which he never recovered and for several weeks could not breath lying down so he had to sleep in a chair. He suffered no pain and could converse with all visitors up to the last. His death came suddenly, but not unexpected. He was a man of many friends and always willing to help in any good cause. He leaves a large family to mourn their loss. We extend our sympathy to them.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, April 27, 1911, p. 5
Mrs. Margaret Gillespie died at her home two miles southwest of Essex, Sunday, April 16, at the age of seventy-six years and eight months. She and her husband came here from New York in the year 1870 and lived on the same farm where their home has been and where she died. She leaves seven children and a number of grandchildren.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, April 17, 1908, p. 6
Andrew Henderson, one of the pioneer citizens of Page County, died in College Springs, Thursday, April 23, 1908. His funeral was held at the family residence, last Saturday at 3 o'clock p. m. and was conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. B. Nesbit. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs. Among surviving relatives of the late Mr. Henderson, a son, A. F. Henderson, resides in Clarinda. The following obituary was read by Mr. Nesbit at the funeral:

Alexander Henderson was born in Indiana County, Pa., Feb. 29, 1894, and died at his home in College Springs, Ia., April 23, 1908, age 84 years, 1 month and 25 days. He was the youngest of a family of fourteen children all of whom grew to manhood or womanhood. He is the last survivor of [the] family. With him there passes away another generation.

He was married to Jane Miller Hood April 22, 1846. For sixty-two years they have been spared, living a peaceful, happy married life together. On the day following their sixty-second anniversary he heard the call of his Master and his spirit freighted with the burden of years, gladly responded and he fell peacefully asleep in Jesus.

Thirteen children were born into this home, nine of whom grew to manhood or womanhood, and eight survive their beloved father. Before the father heard the summons five times has death come into the home and claimed a loved one. Three little boys, a baby girl nine days old, a grown up daughter, Emma Drucilla, each in turn has heard the summons and gone before.

The aged widow and eight of her children survive the husband and father. The five boys are Robert Hood, Joseph Alexander, Nelson Foreman, Andrew Fullerton and William Steward. The three daughters are Mrs. Harriet Jane Collins, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth McLean and Mrs. Nancy Vinisa Maddux.

Alexander Henderson united with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church in Indiana County, Pa., under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Blair, who was succeeded by Rev. Samuel Anderson. In 1867 he came to Page County, Ia. in company with Rev Samuel Anderson and settled on a farm three miles southwest of College Springs. He moved into the village of College Springs in 1887, and has ever since made this his home. He has thirty-two living grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Mr. Henderson entered the army near the close of the civil war and was discharged as a sergeant July 24, 1865. To go out to the army he left his wife and family, and his youngest son was born while during service for his country.

Mr. Henderson was a man of upright character, of noble faith, a kind husband, an affectionate father, a worthy citizen. He was not merely a Christian in name: but in heart and life. Through his long sickness, extending over a year, he has revealed remarkable patience and humble submission to the Father's will. He usually met his pastor with a smile; he listened attentively to the reading of the Word; he expressed to me again and again his faith in the Savior, saying: "It will be all right if we just trust Him." And the last Scripture verse I heard him quote was: "He will never leave nor forsake us."

He has gone to his rewards: he rests from his labors and his works do follow him. We would not call him back. He has lived his appointed time on earth, and lived it well. He has gone to be with Jesus and the loved ones who have gone before. We, too, ere long, will follow him to the other shore. God grant that you his children who have so kindly and joyingly ministered to him in the sickness may have a double portion of his spirit and be prepared when the summons comes, as it will.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, February 14, 1983
Helen Huntsman former resident
Mrs. Helen (Wallace) Huntsman, 69, a former resident of Clarinda, died Sunday at the Marion Health Center in Sioux City.

She was born Aug. 12, 1913 at Creston, the daughter of George and Edna Thurber Spargur, She was married to Charles A. (Lonnie) Wallace on Jan. 2, 1928. He died in 1969. She later married Stanley Huntsman on Aug. 10, 1972. They had lived in Clarinda until moving to Sioux City last year.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Darrell Wallace of Ft. Worth, Tx, Robert Wallace of Glenwood and George Wallace of Pixley, Ca; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joan) Irvin of Shenandoah and Mrs. Alfred (Joyce) Anderson of Omaha; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Edward Spragur [Spargur].

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles, a brother, Jerry and her first husband.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 1:30 pm at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with burial in the Clarinda cemetery.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 16, 1938, [p. 1]
Mrs S McCowen At Rest Today
Death came to Mrs Sylvester McCowen, at her home on north 14th street in Clarinda, Monday evening shortly after 7:00. The funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the Walker funeral home, at 2:00, Rev. Frank Lister of the Methodist church in charge, Mr McCowen passed away in 1933 [1932].


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, June 27, 1938, p. 6
Mrs Sylvester McCowen – Susan Love, daughter of John and Mary Love, was born in Athens County, Ohio, Dec 20, 1853, and departed this life at her home in Clarinda, Ia, on June 13, 1938, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 7 days. She was one of a family of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death.

On Jan. 8, 1869, she was united in marriage to Sylvester McCowen. To this union eight children were born.

She accepted Christ as her Saviour years ago and on coming to Clarinda became a member of the Methodist church.

She is also preceded in death by her husband and three sons, leaving three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Walter Burwell of Spokane, Wash, Mrs Ab Hullinger, Mrs Lewis Burwell, Bert and Earl of Clarinda, also nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted in the Walker Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon, June 16, by Rev. W Frank Lister. Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery. Mrs James Scroggs sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," accompanied by Miss Loranz.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, April 14, 1932, [p. 1]
Sylvester McCowen passed away early Sunday morning, at his late residence, 622 N. 14th St., Clarinda, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30, conducted by Rev. W. H. Meredith, interment in Clarinda cemetery. Mr. McCowen has been a long time resident of this community, who has been ailing for some time.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, April 21, 1932, p. 2
Sylvester McCowen was born July 28, 1847, in Dark County, Ohio, and departed this life April 9, 1932, at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 19 days.

He was the son of James and Hulda McCowen. He came to Page County in 1854 and settled on his farm five miles west of Clarinda.

He had two brothers, John and Noah, deceased, and one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Shum of Clarinda.

He was united in marriage to Susan Love January 8, 1870. To this union were born eight children:

Mrs. Walter Burwell, of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Ab Hullinger, of Bedford, Ia., Mrs. Lew Burwell, of Clarinda, and Earl and Bert, of Clarinda; also three sons, Clyde, Lewis and Charley, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by five children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 13th, at the home, 622 N. 14th street, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Meredith, interment being in Clarinda cemetery.

Mr. McCowen was a lover of his home and of his surrounding friends. He was a kind and loving father.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, September 8, 1899, p. 5
Braddyville – Died, Aug. 25, east of Braddyville, Robert Maxwell, of whom we previously mentioned as falling down and running a weed in his eye, entirely destroying the ball, and injuring him in other ways, he being 83 years old, and quite feeble. The shock was too great, and after a few days suffering he passed away. The many friends of the bereaved ones extend to them their deepest sympathy.


Clarinda Herald, Tuesday, August 29, 1899, p. 4
Biography of Robert Maxwell of Buchanan township: Born Nov. 1st, 1815, in Warren County, Ohio. At the age of three years moved with his parents to Dearborn County, Ind., and there raised to manhood. Was married to Miss Caroline Quidd April 26, 1838. In 1840 he moved to Morgan County, Ind. the same year he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. In 1848 he moved to Andrew County, Mo., in 1853 to Page County, Iowa, where he raised a family of eight children, four girls and four boys. He joined the M. E. church and died as he had lived, firm in the faith of a glorious resurrection, Aug. 25th, 1899, aged 83 years, 9 mo., and 24 days. Father Maxwell has gone to rest and an immense concourse of people followed his remains to the Shearer burying grounds. More than one mile of closely driven carriages wended their way slowly to the solemn home of the dead. The church being too small, the casket was borne to the grove adjoining, where a very impressive service was conducted by Rev. Yockey, after which the Masons took charge and bore the remains to the last resting place and concluded the interment with the beautiful writs of that ancient Order. It was a just tribute to the memory of a worthy man and brother. For all the frightful heat of the day, due reverence was paid to Father Maxwell.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1891, p. 5
Mr. John Meads died Sunday night at the residence of his daughter near Shenandoah, and was buried in the cemetery near here on Monday at 2 p. m. Father Meads had almost reached his three score and ten and has long been known here as an upright man and consistent Christian. He had been in poor health for some time, but had not been considered dangerous. He has two sons, Henry and Elias, living near Clarinda.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, October 7, 1891, p. 8
DIED – John Meads, a former resident of Clarinda died at Shenandoah last week and was buried at Summit near Yorktown, on Monday. A good old man has passed to the other land.


Clarinda Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1891, p. 2
Father John Mead[s], of Clarinda, Ia., died at his daughter's home, Mrs. G.[eorge] Hafer, 3 miles north of Shenandoah, Oct. 4, 1891, and was buried Oct. 5 in the Summit cemetery, a few miles north of Yorktown, Iowa.

Mr. Mead[s] was born in Little York, Penn., Aug. 22, 1822, and was aged 69 years, 1 month, 13 days. Was married to Miss Julia Miller in the year 1842. Two sons and three daughters have died; four sons and three daughters remain; a widow and a number of grandchildren all survive.

From Pennsylvania he moved to Illinois, thence to Missouri, and from there to Page County, Iowa, where he ended his days.

Father Meads was in many respects a wonderful man; had a very limited education, a hard working man, a man of business and push, and of superior judgment, loved by many and respected by all. Had a deep and genuine experience in spiritual things; his advice was sought by many; his decisions as a rule were correct; his life and character stand as a living monument to his memory.

His true calling was to the ministry as the writer can attest and as he himself has said.

Funeral sermon was preached in the Free Methodist church, Oct. 22, 1891 (of which he was a prominent member) by Rev. Phelps, his pastor. Text---1st Cor., 13:18. Ceremonies at the grave by the writer.     M. L. Custer

[Note:  The name on his headstone is Meads.]



Page County Democrat, Thursday, March 27, 1884, p. 3
Died---On Tuesday last, Samuel Mulkins, of East River Township

He was born in Delaware County, Ind., April 14th, 1829, and remained there until 1859, when he moved to Iowa, and from that time to the present has resided in Page County. He was one of our best citizens and farmers and was esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a large family and a host of friends to mourn his loss.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, July 29, 1940, p. 5
Leon Grant Norris – Leon Grant Norris, son of Ulysses Grant and Katherine Ann Norris, was born at Skidmore, Mo. Jan. 29, 1905 and was taken by death at his home in Clarinda, July 10, 1940, at the age of 35 years, 5 months, and 11 days.

He was united with the Dunkard church at Mound City, Mo. in the year 1917, of which church he remained a member until death.

In the year 1920 he moved to Clarinda and has been a resident here since that time.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Rose Holmes April 12th, 1938. To this union was born one child, Kerry Grant.

Those who preceded him in death were his mother, father, and one brother.

He leaves to mourn his going his wife, Margaret and son Kerry; one sister, Mrs. Orville Moser of Red Oak, Iowa; six brothers, Tom of Braddyville, Iowa, Jess of Elmo, Mo., Orville of Oak Creek, Colo, Nathan of Denver, Colo and Edward and Orlis of Clarinda.

Lee has been a patient sufferer for many months and during that time has given much evidence that he was ready for the change that was to come to him. We commend those who are left to the God that he learned to trust.

Services at the Walker Funral home were at 2:30 o'clock, July 12, the casket bearers being Neal Elliott, Arthur Stewart, Bernard MaCartey, Eugene Hettrick, Clarence Johnson and Raymond Wall. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.

Among those from out of town for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chitty of Sharpsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Norris and son of Elmo, Mo, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Norris of Braddyville, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Thompson of Maryville, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Moser and son of Red Oak, Mrs. Gay Myers of Elliott, Jess Thompson of St. Joseph, Mo, Mr. and Mrs. Babe Steffins of Wathena, Kans, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Holmes of Lenox, Mrs. Charles Miller and son of Grant city, Mo, Mrs John Overman, Tom Overman and son of Redding, Iowa, Mr and Mrs Ivan Holmes of Lenox and Cecil Holman of Sharpsburg.


Clarinda Herald Journal, Wednesday, August 2, 1995, p. 2
Jerome R. Osborne – Jerome R. [oy] Osborne, 79 of Clarinda, formerly of Shambaugh, died Tuesday afternoon, July 25, 1995 at Community Care Center, Clarinda, after a long illness.

Osborne was born Feb. 2, 1916 in Des Moines, the son of George and Hattie Kelley Osborne. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married Mary B. [ernice] Knapple at Bedford.

Osborne was a member of the Shambaugh United Methodist Church. He was employed at MHI as a baker for 21 years, then operated OsborneÕs Upholstery.

He served as president of the AFSCME-Local 2992. He was actively involved on Democratic committees. In 1991, he was a delegate to the Iowa Legislature to serve on the Government and Judiciary Committee for the Elderly. He was also on the Shambaugh City Council.

Osborn is survived by daughter, Sheila Ann Harms, Rapid City, SD; stepdaughter, Rosemary Gilbert, Clarinda; stepson, George Knapple, Wichita, Ks.; son-in-law, Robert Behrmann, Clarinda. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday, July 28 at Butler Cemetery, Shambaugh, with Rev. Dale Schoening officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association or the Shambaugh United Methodist Church.

Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, was in charge of arrangements.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, November 17, 1905, [p. 1]
D. [avid] E. Ridnour of Bedford, who had been suffering with cancers many years, died last Saturday evening and was brought over to W. [illiam] D. [avison] Stitt's Monday evening and was laid to rest Tuesday in the Summit cemetery.


Clarinda Journal, Friday, November 17, 1905, p. 3
YORKTOWN - David E Ridenour was born in Westmoreland County, Pa, April 28, 1841. Ten years later he came with his people to Henry County, Ill. He was married February 15, 1866, to Miss Jane Payton at Woodbine [Woodhull], Ill., and they came to Page County, Ia., in the spring of '71 and in November 1894, they sold out and moved to Taylor County, where he died November 12, 1905, of malignant cancer. He was brought here Monday and the funeral was held from the home of W. [illiam] D. [avison] Stitt, his brother-in-law, on Tuesday of this week. He was buried in the Summit cemetery by the side of his little daughter, Orpha, who died March 25, 1884. It was four years ago that he began to notice a soreness near his right ear which soon developed into a cancer and for more than two years he has lived in intense pain and suffering. Mr. Ridenour was a veteran of the civil war, a member of the 112th Illinois Volunteers. He enlisted in August, 1862. He was in the army of the Ohio, which afterward became the 23d army corps. He was in the memorable siege of Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall of 1863 by Gen. Longstreet and his picked crew from Virginia. Their repulse and disastrous defeat is now a matter of history. After Grant, Sherman and Thomas had driven them from Chattanooga the 112th was in the Atlanta campaign, the chase to the Cumberland river, after Hood in 1864, and after the battles of Franklin and Nashville they came to Goldsboro, N. C., to meet Sherman's army at the close of the war. Our deceased comrade leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. Rilla Woodworth [Woodward].


Clarinda Journal, Friday, November 17, 1905, p. 10
David E. Ridenour, a former resident of Page County, died Nov. 18 [12], 1905 in Bedford. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., April 11, 1841. He volunteered to serve in the Union army, enlisting in Co. D of the One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois regiment, in which he served in different southern states. He was married, Feb. 15, 1866, to Miss Mary J. [ane] Payton in Henry County, Ill. From 1871 for a long time he was engaged in farming in Page County, Ia., and for about eighteen months was in the mercantile business at Yorktown. In 1903 he moved to Bedford. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Rilla Woodward. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services were held at the home in Bedford, after which the remains were conveyed to Yorktown for burial near his former Page County home.

Clarinda Journal, Thursday, June 30, 1910, p. 6
FLOSSIE RIDENOUR - Flossie Ridenour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Ridenour, died Sunday, June 26, 1910, near New Market. A short funeral service, conducted by Rev. George J. Cornford, pastor of the United Brethren church of Clarinda, accompanied the burial.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, June 23, 1910, p. 2
YORKTOWN - Mrs. [Mary] Jane Ridenour, daughter of the late William Payton, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. [illiam] D. [avison] Stitt, Thursday evening, June 16. Mrs. Ridenour had not been in very good health for over a year, having had two strokes of paralysis, but at this time she was in fairly good health and that morning was making preparation to take the train to Gravity to visit her daughter, Mrs. Rilla Woodward, when she had another stroke, from which she did not recover. Funeral services were conducted at the Stitt home Saturday, at 1:30 by Rev. W. B. Thompson of Red Oak. The body was laid to rest in the Summit cemetery, beside that of her husband.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, June 23, 1910, p. 8
Mrs. Mary J. Ridenour - Mrs. Mary J. [ane] Ridenour, of Bedford, was called to Yorktown, on June 6 by the death of her father, Wm. Payton, and after the funeral thought to spend a few days with her brothers and sisters in Yorktown and intended to return home the latter part of last week---she returned home, to her 'Father's House.' She was taken with a stroke of paralysis Thursday and died that evening without regaining consciousness. She was at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. [illiam] D.[avison] Stitt, and had put on her bonnet to go to town to visit her brothers and sisters. The team was waiting and as she started for the door she was caught with a stroke of paralysis and in fifteen minutes she became unconscious, but lived until after eight o'clock. Her only daughter, Mrs. Ralph Woodward, arrived on the K. & W. train before death came, but was not recognized by her mother.

Mrs. Ridenour was born October 26, 1841, and died June 16, 1910. She had been a widow five years.

The funeral was held from the W. D. Stitt home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Re. Thompson, of Red Oak, and the remains were laid beside her husband in the Summit Cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, December 1, 1932, p. 5
HOPKINS - Lark Thompson Rites Held

Funeral services were held at Shearer church, west of Siam, Thursday afternoon for Lark Thompson, who died at the home of his brother, Frank Thompson, where he made his home. He was seventy-four years old. His death resulted from a paralytic stroke.

Burial was made in Shearer cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Shoemaker and Mrs. F. W. Tronsin of St. Joseph; three sons, John Thompson and George Thompson of St. Joseph, and Joe Thompson of Greeley, Colo.


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, November 21, 1932, [p. 1]
Was Pioneer of Missouri
Clearmont, Mo. (Special) --- Larkin Thompson, pioneer resident of Nodaway County, passed away at the country home of his brother, Frank Thompson, near here at the age of seventy-five years. Two daughters, Mrs. Frank Thompson and Mrs. Leland Shoemaker and three sons, George and Jack Thompson, all of St. Joseph and Dr. Joseph Thompson of Greeley, Colo., are left to mourn his departure.