Page County, Iowa obituaries
from Pat O'Dell -
Cade, Mayme B. Redenbaugh, 1886 - 1918; section 2

Obituary - Mary Blanche Redenbaugh was born near Wellsville, Kansas, Dec 23, 1886, and passed away at her home near New Market, Iowa, Dec 8, 1918, aged 31 years, 11 months and 15 days.

When 3 years of age she moved with her parents to Hawleyville, Iowa, and has spent the most of her life in Page and Taylor counties.

On May 17, 1905, she was united in marriage to Francis M. Cade, who with one daughter, Mildred, aged 11, survive her. Besides her husband and little daughter she leaves a father, mother, three brothers and three sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Mayme was a kind and loving mother, a good wife, and helpful neighbor, and because of her bright and cheerful disposition was a favorite among her wide circle of friends.

On Nov 28 she was stricken with the flu which soon developed into pneumonia and in spite of all that medical aid and loving hands could do she peacefully passed away on Sunday evening December 8 at 10 o'clock.

Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev Douglass and her remains were laid in Memory cemetery.

We commend the sorrowing ones to the all wise One who never errs, and grant, dear Lord, that they may realize that their sad loss is Heaven's gain. New Market Herald, Dec 12, 1918

Word was received here that Mrs. Mamie Redenbaugh Cade had died near New Market Sunday night with flu. She was born and raised here in Hawleyville. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918

Campbell, Catherine F., Oct 11, 1835 - Sep 25, 1911; ss John; section 5 obit says died Jul 20, 1922

Campbell, Catherine - Word was received here Thursday of the death of Grandma Campbell at the home of her daughter in Rantoul, Kansas, early that morning. Grandma Campbell was widely known in this community and loved by all. For more than thirty years she had made her home here and during these many years she was ever ready to lend a helping hand in sickness and distress. She was a christian woman in all that the name implies. Plain of speech, despising falsehood and sham in all forms, she went through life with music in her heart and a smile on her lips, sowing good deeds along the pathway of life.

She was an untiring worker and during the late world war she gave most of her time to work for the boys in the service. A splendid knitter, she devoted most of her time to that work and while the war was on she knitted some 250 pairs of socks for the boys.

While for the past two years she had made her home with a daughter in Rantoul, Kans., she had not lost her place in the affections of the people here and the memory of her good deeds will live long in the minds of her friends in this community.

The remains were brought here Saturday and funeral services were held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ellen Ferguson, conducted by Rev J.H. Hess. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

Catherine Frazier was born at Inverness, Scotland, October 11, 1835, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Catherine Bean, at Rantoul, Kans., July 20, 1922, where she has made her home for the past two years, aged 86 years, 9 months and 9 days.

She was married to John Campbell September 28, 1852. Mr Campbell died January 20, 1905.

To this union 10 children were born, eight of whom are still living. William Campbell of Scotland, Roderick Campbell of Baldwin, Fla., John Campbell of Clarinda, Iowa, Mrs Ellen Ferguson of New Market, Mrs Jessie Chaney of Missoula, Mont., Richard Campbell, Bedford, Ia, David Campbell, Jacksonville, Fla, and Mrs Catherine Bean, Rantoul, Kans.

The family came to the U.S. in the year 1887, moving a few years later to New Market where she resided ever since.

In early life Mrs Campbell confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Free church of Scotland. Her faith in her Savior has always been evident. She always enjoyed the service at the house of God. Her home was always free to the people of God and she loved to talk of the things eternal.

She leaves to mourn her loss five sons and three daughters, twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. New Market Herald, July 27, 1922

Carmichael, Cora M., 1886 - 1972; ss Eura; married Nov 23, 1910; our children Ortis, Alice, Letha; section 3

Obituary - Mrs Cora Carmichael, 85, died early Sunday morning at West Heights Manor where she had lived for four years.

She was born July 31, 1886 near Page Center, the daughter of Charles and Josephine Smith Keeler, and was married to Eura Carmichael, who died in 1965. She attended Western Normal Business College at Shenandoah and Cedar Falls Teachers College. She was a member of First Christian Church of Clarinda.

She is survived by one son, Ortis Stanley Carmichael of Chillicothe, Mo, and two daughters, Mrs James L. (Alice) Jensen of Concord, Calif, and Mrs Chester (Letha) Williams of Clarinda. She has 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Two sisters are Mrs Inice Mitts of Yorktown and Mrs Eunice McHenry of Hemet, Calif.

Funeral services for Mrs Carmichael will be at 2 pm Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home with Rev John Clark officiating. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Mrs Carmichael taught schools in rural Page county, Pace in East River township, Olive Branch near Coin and Rice near College Springs. The family lived in Clarinda before moving to Nebraska for 20 years. They returned to Page county, living in Shenandoah, and to Clarinda in 1964.

The family will meet friends this Monday 7 to 8 pm at Walker Funeral Home.

Carmichael, William, 1872 - 1937 ss Nellie

Obituary - William B. Carmichael, son of Mr and Mrs William Carmichael, was born near Clarinda, Iowa, March 20, 1872, and passed away after a short illness at his home near Clarinda, February 21, 1937, at 8:30 a.m., at the age of 64 years, 11 months and one day.

He was united in marriage to Nellie Mae Brooks at Clarinda, February 24, 1897, and if he had lived three more days they would have celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary.

Two daughters were born to this union: Mrs Elva Fleming and Mrs Leafy Damewood, both living near Clarinda. There are four grandchildren.

He also has three sisters who survive him, Mrs Martha Pace, New Market, Ia.; Mrs Emma Taylor, New Market, Iowa, and Mrs Bertha Stephens, Kearney, Nebr. Another sister, Mrs Catharine Johnson, preceded him in death two years ago in New Market; and also a brother departed this life in Billings, Montana, in 1924. He leaves one brother, Eura, of Shenandoah, Iowa.

Mr Carmichael is well known in this area having lived in Page county all his life. In his home where he passed away, he had lived 29 years.

Not only his wife, children, grandchildren, a brother and sisters mourn his going but other relatives, numerous friends and acquaintances are grieved at his departure.

The funeral service was held at the residence Thursday, Feb 23, 1937, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. B.F. Hall in charge. Music was furnished for the occasion by Mrs E.H. Godfrey and Mrs Ed Murren, both of New Market. Those handling the flowers were Bettie Mathes, Dorothy Fleming, Helen Fleming and Mrs Doloris Anderson. Pallbearers were Jesse Hughes, I.N. Milhone, George Mathis, John Rausch, Russell Lines, Roy Herron. Interment was made in Old Memory cemetery.

Cavender, Anna W., 1839 - 1921; ss Z.D.; section 2

Obituary - Brief mention was made in our last issue of the death of Mrs L.W. Cavender. She had been ill only a few days and was not considered dangerously sick. Only about an hour before her death the physician had been with her and he pronounced her as doing nicely. But man proposes and God disposes, and like a thunderbolt from a clear sky came the angel of death and in the twinkling of an eye the home was bereft of the dearest thing on earth, wife and mother.

Mrs Cavender was an exemplary woman and enjoyed the respect and love of a wide circle. All her life has been spent in this community, and her death will be sincerely mourned, not only in the stricken home, but by the entire community. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev Dabney. Burial was made in Memory cemetery.

Out of town relatives and friends who attended the services were: Ed Cavender and wife, Bert Owen and wife, J.T. Gordon, wife and daughters Esther and Mildred and son Paul all of Shenandoah, Mrs Will Watson of St Joe, P.E. Cavender of Rock Port, Mo., R.W. Cavender, wife and son Ray, Clyde Cavender, wife and son of Plattsmouth, Nebr., Frank Arthur, wife and daughter Dean and son Raymond, Irvin Cavender and wife, Roy Arthur and wife, Grandfather Arthur, Mrs Walter Arthur of Clarinda, Clell Edmonson, Bard and Elmer Fraser of Maryville, Mo., Z.D. Cavender, wife and children of Shambaugh.

Anna Belle Cavender was born in Taylor county, Iowa, March 14, 1869, and died at her home, five miles south of New Market, Aug 24, 1921, aged 52 years, 5 months and 10 days. The deceased was married to L.W. Cavender April 30, 1891, and to this union were born four children: Clyde of Plattsmouth, Nebr., Homer of New Market, Ia., and Claude and Vera at home with the father. Besides these loved ones, are left her aged father and mother, two sisters, four brothers and one grandson, most of whom were present at the funeral service. In early girlhood she professed faith in her Saviour and united with the Baptist church of New Market, and has since lived in close touch with the Master. She was of a cheerful, sunny disposition, doing good whenever opportunity presented itself, and will be sadly missed in the home and community in which she lived. Her husband has lost a loving companion, her children a devoted mother, but the world is better for the life she lived. New Market Herald, Sept 1, 1921


Obituary - Anna Woodrow was born in Holytown, near Glascow, Scotland, Oct 19, 1839. She came to America in 1854, when about 15 years of age. She was married to Z.D. Cavender at Cannelton, Ind., Oct 8, 1857, and for over sixty-four years has traveled life's pathway with him. They came to Taylor county about fifty years ago where they settled on a farm, later moving to Siam then to New Market. She became a member of the Baptist church at Siam Jan 8, 1871 and at the time of her death was a member of the Baptist church in New Market. She was a woman who loved her home and family and devoted her life to them.

Besides her aged husbnd she leaves to mourn their loss, seven children, Mrs Frank Arthur of Clarinda, Mrs J.S. Wells of New Market, Z.D. Cavender of New Market, P.E. Cavender of Rockport, Mo., Roy Cavender of Plattsmouth, Nebr., Irvin Cavender of Clarinda and Bard Cavender. Two children, Mrs L.W. Cavender and John Cavender having preceded her in death. She also leaves two aged sisters, twenty-one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren besides other realtives and friends.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church in New Market. They were conducted by Rev Fletcher of Bedford and burial at Memory. New Market Herald, Dec 29, 1921

Mrs. Z. D. Cavender of New Market died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Arthur, in Clarinda, Monday, Dec. 19, 1921. Mrs. Cavender came here about three weeks ago to visit her daughter, and was taken ill shortly after coming, her death being caused by a general decline. Mrs. Cavender's maiden name was Anna Woodrow. She was born in Holytown, near Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 19, 1839. She came to America in 1854, when 15 years of age. She was married to Z. D. Cavender in Cannelton, Ind., Oct. 9, 1858, and for over sixty-four years has traveled life's pathway with him. Eight children were born to the union, five sons and three daughters. Two of these have preceded the mother beyond one dying in infancy and one in August of last year. Over fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cavender came to Taylor county, where they settled upon a farm 6 miles from New Market. Later they lived near Siam, and still later in New Market. Mrs. Cavender became a member of the Baptist church of Siam many years ago. At the time of her death she was a member of the Baptist church of New Market. She was a woman who loved her home and family and devoted her life ta them. Besides the children and the husband, Mrs. Cavender is survived by a number of grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She also is survived by two sisters, one living in Kattskill, N. Y., the other in Moingona, Iowa. She was one of a family of nine children. Mrs. Cavender was proud of her Scotch ancestry, her home in the old country having been very dear to her. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church of New Market. They were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hapcher of Bedford.   Burial was at Old Memory. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 22, 1921

Mrs. Anna Woodrow Cavender passed away Monday morning, Dec. 20th, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Frank Arthur, 315 E. Water Street, where she came from her home in New Market three weeks ago, for a visit and was taken ill. The remains were taken to New Market, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor of the Baptist Church in Bedford, Rev. Hatcher, interment being in Memory Cemetery southwest of New Market.
Born Oct. 19th, 1839, in Holytown, near Glasgow, Scotland, Mrs. Cavender was thus past 82 years of age. Coming to this country with her parents when fifteen years of age, the family settled at, first in Kentuckey. At Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana, she was married nearly sixty-five years ago to E. [sic] D. Cavender, who survives her, as do two daughters and five sons. The daughters are Mrs. Frank Arthur of Clarinda and Mrs. J. S. Wells of New Market, the sons Zopher C. Cavender of near New Market, and three sons living at a distance, P. E., Roy and Bard Cavender. Two sisters are also living, at Mingona, Iowa and Cattskill, N. Y. Mrs. Cavender was a good wife and mother, whose presence will be greatly missed by her loved ones. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 22, 1921


Cavender, Z.D. Sr, 1838 - 1922; ss Anna; section 2

Obituary - Zopher Davis Cavender was born in Cannelton, Perry county, Indiana, May 13, 1838, the son of Bard and Nancy Cavender, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Frank Arthur, in Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 3, 1922, aged 83 years, 6 months, and 21 days. He was married to Anna Woodrow Oct 9, 1857, who preceded him in death only fifteen days. During their early married life they lived in Indiana and Illinois, coming to the farm in Taylor county in 1868, which they kept until their death. On January 8, 1871, he united with the Baptist church at Siam, Iowa, later transferring his membership to the church at New Market where he remained a consistent christian until the time of his death. There are left to mourn their loss, two daughters, Mrs J.S. Wells of near New Market and Mrs Frank Arthur of Clarinda, also the sons, Z.D. Jr of New Market, P.E. of Rockport, Mo., B.I. residence not known, Roy of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Irvin of Clarinda. Also 21 grand-children and 7 great-grand-children. Two children receded him to the great beyond, John W. died Nov 1, 1875, and Mrs Belle Cavender died Aug 24, 1921.

He was taken sick Sunday evening, Jan 1 and suffered greatly until death relieved him on Tuesday evening at 7:15. Shortly before his death he said to those beside him, "I am going home to meet my loved ones. I am so tired of this world of misery." He was a loving husband, a kind father, a good neighbor, and so far as known does not leave an enemy. The world is better for his having lived.

Friends and nieghbors, in concluding this short sketch of the life of father who has passed from us, we leave to your memories the fuller life he lived among you for so many years, for it is written there not with pen and ink, but in your memories by loving acts and deeds.

Tis hard to break the silver cord,
When love has bound the heart;
Tis hard, so hard, to say the words,
"Must we forever part?"
Dearest loved one, we have laid thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory shall be cherished,
Till we see thy heavenly face.

New Market Herald, Jan 12, 1922

Chaney, Mrs Pearl & son Harold, no dates; section 2
Obituary - Harold, the ten year old son of W.T. Chaney, passed away Sunday morning after a short illness from the flu. Funeral was held Monday afternoon conducted by Rev Douglass and interment was in Memory cemetery beside his mother who died about four years ago. Harold was born in New Market, Jan 19, 1908, and all his life had been spent here. He was a universal favorite among his friends and his death is a sad bereavement to his sorrowing father and friends. Because of the disease from which he died no public funeral could be held but his friends sent many beautiful flowers and floral offerings. New Market Herald, Dec 5, 1918
Clark, Celia, Aug 31, 1894 - Oct 16, 1944; section 2

Clark, Celia Warner - Mrs B.L. Clark died at her home in New Market Monday, October 16. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O.H. Hallgrimson. Burial was in the New Market cemetery.

Celia Warner, daughter of the late Perry and Annie Warner, was born August 30, 1894 in Page county, Iowa near Yorktown, being, aged 50 years, 1 month and 16 days at the time of her death. She was the youngest daughter of a family of ten children. She grew to womanhood near Yorktown and resided in Clarinda and vicinity for many years.

In February 1916 she was married to William F. Srite. To them were born three children: Hope Arlene, William Melvin and Leo Ferman.

On December 14, 1937 she was married to B.L. Clark of New Market where she spent the remainder of her life.

She and her son Leo united with the Baptist church at New Market in 1938. She was Sunday school superintendent and president of the Ladies Aid until her health failed, and was treasurer of the church at the time of her death.

She is survived by husband, her daughter, Mrs Hope Nichols of Chicago; two sons, Melvin Srite of Clarinda and Leo Srite who is in the armed forces in Panama; a stepdaughter, Mrs Lloyd Shore of Superior, Iowa; a step-son, Paul Clark of New Market; four sisters, Mrs R.B. Snodgrass of Shenandoah, Mrs Sam Hankins of California, Mrs Bruce Hargin of Clearfield, Mrs Bert Good of Battle Creek, Nebr, one brother, Walter Warner of Clarinda.

Combs, Dale L., June 12, 1901 - Nov 5, 1991

Obituary - Dale L. Combs, 90, of New Market died early Tuesday morning, November 5, 1991 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. He had been ill for the past six months.

He was born June 12, 1901, near New Market, the son of George and Lida Lathrop Combs. He was married to Lucile Good, February 20, 1929. They farmed northeast of New Market until moving to town 14 years ago.

Survivors include his wife Lucile of the home and three children, Dean Combs, Bedford; Mrs Walter (Iris) Woods and Mrs Gerald (Judy) Herzberg of Clarinda. There are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sisters are Mildred Benard, Oakley, Ca: Valera Abbott, Springfield, Mo; and Orlene Marshall, Blue Springs, Mo

He was preceded in death by parents, one brother and four sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Friday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Carl Cummings officiating. There is open visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church or the cancer fund.

Clarinda Herald Journal, Nov 7, 1991

Combs, Lucile Oct 21, 1905 - Jan 12, 2000

Obituary - Lucile Combs, 94, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor where she had been a resident for 3 years. Lucile was born October 21, 1905, near Clarinda, Iowa, to Levi and Mary Ella Lister Good. She graduated from Amity High School in 1926. February 20, 1929, she was united in marriage to Dale Combs who preceded her in death November 5, 1991.

Survivors include son, Dean Combs and wife Mickey of Bedford, Iowa, daughter, Iris Woods and husband Walter of Clarinda, Iowa, daughter, Judy Herzberg and husband Gerald of Clarinda, Iowa, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister, Verla Heil of Clarinda, Iowa, sister-in-laws, Mary Good of Clarinda, Iowa, Orlene Marshall of Blue Springs, Missouri, Mildred Benard of California and Valera Abbott of Springfield, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Dan Wiebesick officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market Methodist Church or Goldenrod Manor. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clarinda Herald Journal, Jan 19, 2000

Cooper, John P., May 7, 1871 - Jan 29, 1964; section 2

Cooper, John P. - Funeral services for John P. Cooper, long-time Taylor county resident, held February 2, 1964 at New Market Methodist Church, were conducted by Carl Cummings and Rev Carroll Newquist. Mr Cooper died January 29 at Clarinda Municipal hospital at the age of 92 years, seven months and 23 days. Interment was at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Ia.

Included in the services was the following obituary:

John P. Cooper, son of A.J. and Cornelia King Cooper, was born May 7, 1871 at Rushville, Scuyler county, Ill.; and departed this life Jan 30, 1964 at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda, Ia., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 23 days.

When he was four years old he moved with his family to Taylor county Iowa, where he grew to adulthood and has continued to reside.

He was united in marriage to Emma Drennen in 1893 and to them were born: Lora Cooper of Wadsworth, Kan., Gail Cooper of Knoxville, Ia.; and Mabel Greenway, now deceased.The mother of this family died while the children were still young and in 1901 he was united in marriage to Jennie Jones and to them were born: Vern Cooper, now deceased, Harold Cooper, now deceased, Darold Cooper of Loveland, Colo. The passing of this companion left full responsibility of home and family and he assumed this role with a full parent love.

In 1921 he was married to Mrs Bessie Giles and to them were born: Lavaughan Bonnie Eichelberger of Philadelphia, Pa.; Loriene Poley of Kirkland, Wash.; Rex Cooper of Englewood, Colo. and Jack Cooper of Westminister, Colo. There were also two step-children, 27 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren who survive his memory.

Mr Cooper's younger years were spent farming where he loved to put forth honest efforts in tilling the soil and taking the just reward of his efforts at harvest time. Then for a number of years he was a county road maintenance employee where he worked horses and loved to work them on road equipment. His last active occupation was for Mental Health at Clarinda retiring from this worked when 83 years of age.

He will be missed by his family and friends. Bedford Times Press

additonal in another death notice - ...He was born in McComb, Ill, in May 1871, moving to southwest Iowa when but a small child.

While he had not been in good health recently, he was remembered for work in his gardens, both vegetables and flowers, until past 90.

...survivors..Mrs Bill (Bonnie) Eichelberger of Philadelphia, Pa, Mrs Charles (Lorraine) Poley of Seattle, Wash...Clarinda Herald Journal

Corbin, Alice B., 1857 - 1939; section 7

Corbin, Alice B. Rupe, daughter of Elizabeth and Joseph Rupe, was born May 1st, 1857, in Koscinsko county, Indiana. She grew to womanhood there and July 5, 1876, was united in marriage to Eugene Eminger. To this union one son, Harry, was born. She was left a widow Sept 9, 1885. On April 15th, 1902, she was married to I.J. Corbin of New Market and they lived a happy life together till June 28th, 1923, at which time he preceded her in death.

The above was an obituary left by the deceased in her own words.

She was a member of the New Market Methodist church and always attended when she lived in New Market.

Most of her time for the last 15 years she has been in the home of her daughter, Mr and Mrs A.E. McCarl, at Marengo, and passed away at their home April 12, 1939, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 12 days. Short services were held there Friday afternoon.

She is survived by one son, Harry, and step-children, Mr and Mrs A.E. McCarl and son, Gerald, which she was very devoted to, of Marengo, Ia; Mr and Mrs Filbur Ellinson and family, Gravity, Ia; Mrs Nancy Welcome and family, Kirkland, Wash; Mr and Mrs Everett Corbin and family of New Market; Mr and Mrs Willie Corbin and family of Ida Grave [sic], Ia; L.D. Corbin and family of Scottsbluff, Nebr; Mr and Mrs Hubert Corbin of Clarinda; B.L. Clark and family of New Market, and other relatives and friends. Bessie Corbin Clark preceded her in death three years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in New Market Sunday afternoon, April 16, by the Rev C.K. Shackelford and Rev Robert Giles, and burial was made in Memory cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: Clarence Miller, Lazell Corbin, Ralph Wilson, Burnard Corbin, Victor Knowells and Paul Clark. The singers were Miss Opal Wallace and Mrs Bessie Godfrey with Mrs Leafy Pace at the piano. Mrs Victor Knowells and Mrs Paul Clark had charge of the flowers.

Out of town relatives present at the funeral services of Mrs Alice Corbin were: Mr and Mrs W.T. Corbin and Mrs Oscar Schutler and children of Ida Grove; Lafey Corbin and son, Lazell, of Scottsbluff, Nebr; Mr and Mrs Clarence Miller and Mr and Mrs Hubert Corbin of Clarinda; Mr and Mrs A.E. McCarl and Earl Hoyle of Marengo, Ia; Garold McCarl of New Sharon; Mr and Mrs Victor Knowells of Shenandoah; Mrs Lillian Brombley and children of College Springs; Mr and Mrs Wilber Ellison, Marjorie and Mildred, Mr and Mrs Ralph Wilson of Guss; Mr and Mrs Burnard Corbin and Miss Sharlet Corbin of Red Oak.

Corbin, Bertha E., 1885 - 1975; ss Everette; section 3

Corbin, Bertha Edith Wallis was born March 25, 1885, at Tarkio, Mo, the daughter of George and Martha Gordon Wallis. When four years old they moved to Page County, near Norwich, and lived there until she was 11, at which time they moved two miles east of Gravity and on to New Market when she was 15.

On March 18, 1903, she was married to Everette L. Corbin. Six children were born to them: Mrs Victor (Letha) Knoles, Shenandoah; Bernard Corbin, Red Oak; Mrs Edwin (Charlotte) Sungren, Red Oak; Paul Corbin, Findlay, Ohio; Mrs John (Peggy) McPherren, Des Moines; and Mrs Marvin (Georgia) Brown, Clarinda. There are 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Left also to mourn her are many other relatives and friends.

Mr Corbin died Jan 11, 1956.

Mrs Corbin became a member of the First Baptist Church at New Market in 1914. She had been a resident of West Heights Manor since Nov 3, 1973, and she passed away there Monday evening, March 10th.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister in infancy - James Wesley, George Harrison, and Maude Ella; and two sisters who died as adults, Dora May and Anna Belle.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev Robert Nelson at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda on Thursday, Mar 13, 1975, at 2 pm. Pall bearers were Randy Sungren, Stanley Harness, Boyd Pickering, James Clark, Nick Hildreth, and James Shore. Music was provided by Carolyn Young, organist, and Maynard Burch, singer. Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market at the side of her husband.

Costen, Thomas Walter, 1914 - 1991

Obituary - Mr Thomas Walter Coston, 77, of New Market died Monday evening at Bedford Manor, Bedford, where he had resided for the past three months.

He was born April 22, 1914 in Holt county, Mo, the son of Eugene and Minnie Sanders Coston. On June 27, 1936 he was married to Verla Moore who survives. Mr Coston was a truck driver and mechanic.

He is survived by his wife Verla of the home and four children, Gary Coston, Fruita, Co; Harold Coston, College Springs; Mrs Richard (Nancy) Wayman, New Market; and Mrs Tom (Waneta) Gibson, Broken Bow, Ne. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by parents, one infant son, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Friday, December 20, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev Carl Cummings officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7-8 pm Thursday evening, December 19.

Burial will be in Memory cemetery at New Market.

Memorial may be directed to the heart fund. Clarinda Herald Journal, Dec 19, 1991

Coy, Hannah, 1850 - 1922; ss John; section 2

Coy, Hannah Kight - Friday morning last this community was shocked when the word was passed from one to another that Hannah Coy had passed to the great beyond. For more than fifty years she had been an honored resident of this county and was held in high regard by all who knew her. While she had been in failing health for several years her death came suddenly and unexpected. She will be sincerely mourned by the entire community. Her husband departed this life last February.

Hannah Kight, daughter of James and Dorothy Kight was born July 16, 1850, in Jackson county, Ohio, and passed to her reward from her home at New Market, Iowa, Dec 1, 1922, aged 72 years, 4 months and 15 days.

In 1870 she came with her mother to Taylor county, Iowa, where she has since resided. She was married to John Coy March 30th, 1880. To this union three children were born.

In addition to the cares of her own children she performed the part of a loving and faithful step-mother in behalf of her husbands motherless children.

She leaves to mourn her departure three daughters, Annie Snodgrass of Santa Ana, Calif., Flossie Journey, and Pansy Waller of New Market, two sons, Lewis Coy of Gravity and Robert Coy of Terra Bella, Calif., seven grandchildren, one brother and one sister, besides a host of relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her in death in February of the same year.

She was converted and united with the Mennonite church in Feb 1894.

Although in poor health for the past few years, the end came suddenly and unexpected. She was conscious to the last, always expressing a desire to depart and be with Christ and loved ones. She leaves us to mourn, not as those who have no hope but as those who look for her forthcoming at the resurrection of the just.

Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church Sunday December 3rd, at 2 pm conducted by Rev Hess, her former pastor. Interment in Memory cemetery. New Market Herald, Dec 7, 1922

Coy, John C., 1847 - 1922; ss Hannah; section 2

Coy, John - John Coy, an old and respected citizen of this community passed to his eternal home Tuesday morning at his home in Farragut. For many years he had made his home in and near New Market until last fall when he moved temporarily to Farragut. He was taken with his last sickness there and was unable to be moved to his home here before death called him.

He was a quiet, unassuming, exemplary citizen, respected by all who knew him, and in his death the community joins his family in mourning his departure.

Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon in the Mennonite church, conducted by Rev Hess, and interment was in Memory cemetery near his old home.

John G. Coy, son of Eli and Nancy Coy, was born May 26, 1847, in Jackson County, Ohio, and departed this life Feb 21, 1922, at Farragut, Iowa.

He moved to Henry County, Iowa, with his parents in 1855.

He was married to Margret DeHarppart, and to this union were born two children, Annie Snodgrass of Santa Ana, California, and Lewis Coy of Gravity, Iowa.

Mrs Margret DeHarppart Coy departed this life May 25, 1878. He was united in marriage to Hannah Kight March 31, 1880. To their union were born three children, Flossie Journey of Farragut, Ia., Robbie Coy of Carona, Calif., and Pansy Waller of Des Moines, Ia. He was converted in 1894 and united with the Mennonite church. He lived a true christian life and when health permitted was found in the place of worship. He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife, three daughters, two sons, six grandchildren, two great grand children, a sister and a host of relatives and friends.


Cozad, Agnes - Lucy Agnes Coy Cozad was born March 14, 1903. Departed this life October 29, 1924 at the age of twenty-one years, seven months and fifteen days at the Hospital at Oakdale, Iowa.

On February 21, 1920 she was united in marriage to Floyd Cozad of Clarinda. To this union two children were born Eldon Ellsworth and Lauretta Maxine. The latter being called home in infancy.

Soon after her marriage they moved to Centerville, Iowa where the most of her married life was spent.

When a young lady she became converted at the Mennonite Church at New Market, Iowa, but later changed her membership to the Christian Church at Centerville, Ia and has lived a consistant Christian life ever since.

She leaves to mourn her death a loving husband and son Eldon, her mother Mrs Alice Coy and one sister Mrs Charlie Beauchamp. Besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Walkers Funeral Home conducted by Rev Ludwick of New Market, Iowa. Interment was in the Memory Cemetery.

Crawford, George "Dale" 1916 - 2002

Obituary - Dale Crawford, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, formerly of New Market, Iowa, died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 10:30 am., Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, with Russ Clark officiating. Masonic rites were held 7:00 pm., Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at the funeral home and visitation with the family following. Burial was in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the New Market Christian Church. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

George Dale Crawford was born in Gravity, Iowa, July 25, 1916, to George Marion Crawford and Nina (Moore) Crawford. Dale was united in marriage December 3, 1937, to Mable L. Frazier who preceded him in death March 3, 1999. Dale was a farmer and also worked at Production Credit and worked and was associated at the Clarinda Auction Company. Dale was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mable, son Cecil Crawford, brothers, Clark Crawford and Wade Crawford. Survivors include children: Katherine Cahill and husband Richard of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas; Tom Crawford and wife Jane of Grimes, Iowa; Mike Crawford of New Market, Iowa; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother Ralph Crawford and wife Joyce of Clarinda, Iowa; sister-in-law Betty Crawford of Clarinda, Iowa, nieces and nephews. Clarinda Herald Journal Feb 06, 2002, Jan 30, 2002

Crawford, Samuel J., 1856 - 1922; ss Lizzie L.; section 1

Crawford, Sam - Sam Crawford died Tuesday morning at the Burlington hotel in Clarinda. He left home that morning to walk to Ladoga [Taylor County] to take the train for Clarinda and in order to do so he had to run quite a distance. Soon after getting on the train he began to feel bad, continuing to grew worse with each passing minute. When the train reached Clarinda he was assisted from the train by Allie Pullan and Grant Taylor who took him to the hotel and summoned a physician. Before the medical assistance arrived he had passed away. It is supposed that he over exerted himself in running and bursted a blood vessel.

The remains were removed at once to his home northeast of town and funeral services were held today, Thursday.

Sam, as he was familiarly called, was one of our well known and respected citizens and his sudden passing cast a gloom over the entire community. Obituary will appear next week. New Market Herald, Aug 4, 1921

This community was greatly shocked and saddened Tuesday morning, Aug 2, when the news spread through the community that Sam Crawford had so suddenly passed away in Clarinda.

His death being so sudden was caused by a blood vessel bursting on the heart, causing his death before medical aid could reach him.

Samuel James Crawford was born in Green Co, Ind., Sept 13, 1856. Departed this life August 2, 1921 age 64 years, 10 months and 19 days.

In 1876 he came to Taylor Co., Ia, where he met and married Lizzie Leora Alexander September 11, 1876.To this union twelve children were born six girls and six boys, ten of which are living, they are Mrs Iowa Catuska, Bedford, Mrs Ella Hills, Linneus, Mo., Mrs Anna Ginther, Meadville, Mo., Oren, Ledger, Dennis and George of near New Market, Cecil, Howard and Ruby are at home. May and Myrtle having preceeded him to the better world several years ago. There are fourteen grandchildren and one great grandson.

Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his death, an aged father of Washburn, Ill., one sister, Mrs Belle Ashbaugh, of South Bend, Ind., three brothers, Harry E. and Nelson B. of Washburn, Ill and John of Caldwell, Ida.

When a young man he united with the Christian church and since, he has been a believer and follower of the Golden Rule.

There is a vacant chair in the home a husband and father is gone after a life spent in devotion to his family.

The community has lost a friend and neighbor whose place can not be filled.

The services were held at 2:30 Thursday in the Baptist church conducted by Rev T.H. Dabney. New Market Herald, Aug 11, 1921

Samuel Crawford died at the Burlington Hotel in Clarinda, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1921. Mr. Crawford, whose home was between New Market and Gravity, came into Clarinda on the 10:30 train. It is reported that he ran to catch the train at Ladoga and that the heat and exertion caused heart failure after he arrived in Clarinda. He is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters. The sons are George, Orin, Cecil, Howard, Ledger, and S. Den, all of near New Market. The daughters are Mrs. Riley Catuska, of near New Market, and Miss Ruby at home, and another married daughter, who lives elsewhere. The late Mr Crawford was well known by a number of Clarinda people. The funeral was to be this afternoon and the burial in Memory cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1921


Crosby, C.E., Nov 14, 1833 - Jan 19, 1918 aged 84y 2m 6d; ss Edward; section 5

Crosby, Catherine Elizabeth Anderson - Mrs C.E. Crosby, after an illness extending over many months, was called to her reward Saturday morning. Her suffering had been intense for many weeks, but she bore it with great fortitude, and she waited patiently for the Kiss of the Death Angel, realizing that after her work was done here she would enter that paradise where there is no sickness or death, and where sorrow is unknown. Mother Crosby lived a long and useful life and her good deeds will long be remembered. She was ever ready to minister to those in distress and was one of the kindliest neighbors it was ever our good fortune to have. Peace to her ashes and glory to her soul is the earnest wish of all who knew her. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the M.E. church, conducted by her pastor, Rev Douglass. The church was crowded with sorrowing friends, and the casket containing the mortal remains of this good woman was banked high with beautiful flowers. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

Catherine Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Johnathan and Julia Anderson, was born in Perry Co., Ohio, November 14th, 1833 and died at the home of her sister, Mrs Ella Camp, in New Market, Ia., January 19, 1918, age 84 years, 2 months and 5 days.

In her girlhood she was converted at a little log church in Ohio, and joined the M.E. church and lived a beautiful, consistant, christian life, always going about doing good in the name of him who said, "In as much as Ye have done it unto one of the least of these, Ye have done it unto me." All who have had the privilege of knowing her will remember the loving smile and kindly word with which she greeted everyone. It can be truly said of her to know her was to love her.

She was married in Ohio to Edward Crosby on October 19, 1854. To this union was born five children, William of Villisca, Cyrus of College Springs, David who died in 1912, Calvin of Casper, Wyoming, and a daughter, Rena Belle, who died at the age of two and one half years.

They moved to Henry county, Iowa, in 1867, locating near Wayland. They then moved to Page county, Iowa, in 1886, locating on a farm east of Shambaugh where she continued to reside until her husbands death in 1902.

She leaves to mourn her loss three sons, two brothers, Daniel of Nebraska, William of New Market, and three sisters, Mrs Allen, Mrs Oglesbee and Mrs Camp, all of New Market, who with the sons and friends have so tenderly cared for her in her last sickness. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympanty of all who know them in their sad bereavement. We realize how insufficient human sympathy is when we think of their loss, of the vacant chair in the home, the voice they will never hear again as they sit around the family circle, but in this time of sorrow we can only point them to the Divine one, who will enable us to find consolation in the hope we have that if we take her example as our guide we will meet her in the happy home whcih will be one unbroken family around the throne of God. After a long and useful life death claimed her, and in the triumph of a living faith she passed from earth with its labors to heaven and its reward only to shine a brighter light on the other shore.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: W.H. Crosby, and wife, Villisca, J.S. Crosby and wife, College Springs, H.E. Davis, Wayland, Ia, T.W. Farnsworth, Westboro, Mo., Mr and Mrs S.D. Morgan, College Springs, Mrs Barger, Mrs Hughes, Charley Anderson and wife, Clyde Damewood and wife, Clarinda, Oscar Roushe and wife, Charley Campbell, Gravity, Sam Kelley and wife, Edd Rector and wife, E.B. Calhoon, Lewis Callhoon, Roy Morgan, son and daughter, Shambaugh, Lee Crosby and wife, Hepburn, Clint Crosby and wife, Villisca, Homer Davis and wife, Guss, Albert Hughes and wife, Clarinda, Clark Davison and wife, Delbert Davison and wife, Russel Kelley and wife, Bert Roush, wife and daughters, Clarence Anderson and wife, Lee Anderson and wife, Shambaugh, Milo Hughes and wife, Clarinda, Roy Scott, Grundy Center, Ia., Mary Anderson and Vera Porter, Guss. New Market Herald, Jan 24, 1918

Crosby, Catherine Elizabeth Anderson -

Mrs Catherine Elizabeth Crosby passed away near New Market on January 19th, at the age of more than eighty four years, having been born Nov. 14th, 1834 in Ohio. Her maiden name was Anderson. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the Methodist church in New Market, conducted by the pastor Rev. E. O. Douglas. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 24, 1918

Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Crosby.
Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Crosby died at the homt of her sister, Mrs. Ella Camp, in New Market, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1918, after a long illness. Her maiden name was Anderson. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Julia Anderson, and was born in Perry county, Ohio., Nov. 14, 1833. She attained
the age of more than 84 years. She was married to Edward Crosby, Oct. 19. 1854. Her husband passed away in 1902. Five children were born to them, two of whom Lena Belle, died when between 2 and 3 years of age, and David Crosby who died in 1912.
Three children survive: William Crosby of Villisca, Cyrus Crosby of College Springs, and Calvin Crosby
of Casper, Wyo. In 1867 the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crosby moved from Ohio to Henry county, Iowa, and to near Shambaugh, Page county, in 1866.
Two brothers and three sisters survive Mrs. Crosby: Daniel Anderson of Nebraska, William Anderson of New Market, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Ogelbee and Mrs. Ella Camp, widow of T. M. Camp, former clerk of the Page county district court. Mrs. Crosby's funeral was held at New Market the Monday following her death, conducted by Rev. E. O. Douglass. Burial was in the Old Memory cemetery.

The New Market Herald includes in its list of those from out of town attended Mrs. Crosby's funeral the following: Mr. and Mrs: W. H. Crosby, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Crosby
and Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Morgan of College Springs, Mrs. Barger, Mrs. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Damewood, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hughes. Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rector. E. B. Calhoon, Lewis Calhoon and Roy Morgan, son and daughter, Shambaugh; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Davison, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Roush and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Shambaugh. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1918

Crosby, Lee J., 1881 - 1979 section 1

Obituary - Lee J. Crosby, Sr., 98 of Auburn, Ca., formerly of the area died Friday night at Hill Top Manor Rest Home in Auburn.

He is survived by two children, Lee Crosby Jr, Auburn, Ca., and Mrs Vernon (Lois Jean) Long, San Jose, Ca. There are three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with burial in the Memory Cemetery at New Market.


Cunning, Ida Luella Pella Raynor- Mrs H.G. Cunning passed away Monday, March 28, from heart failure. Funeral services were held by Rev Jas A. Burns at the Christian church in Clarinda. Interment in Memory cemetery.

Ida Luella Pella was born Jan 4, 1876, in the state of Nebraska. While yet a small child she moved with her parents to Taylor county, Iowa, where at the age of sixteen years she was united in marriage to W.A. Raynor. To this union five children were born, Myra E. Opitz, Victor M. Raynor, Gail E. Raynor and Alta Raynor and Cordia who preceded her mother to the future world. She was again united in marriage, May 15, 1914 to H.G. Cunning, to which union two children, Garland Francis and Mary Margaret, were born. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss three brothers Edgar Pella of Shenandoah, J.W. Pella of New Market, Frances Pella of Denver, Colo., one sister Mrs Cora Rogers of Kansas City and one grandchild Cordelia Opitz of Clarinda. In January 1911, she united with the Church of Christ in Clarinda where she continued in fellowship until called March 28th, at the age of 45 years, 2 months, 24 days.

Her memory will be much to those who remain as a kind and loving wife and mother. New Market Herald, April 7, 1921

Mrs. H. G. Cunning died at her home in Clarinda, Monday, March 28, 1921. The funeral was to be held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. J. A. Burns, pastor of the church. Interment was to be in Memory cemetery. The following is the obituary of Mrs. Cunning:
"Ida Luella Pella was born in Nebraska, Jan. 24, 1876. While yet a little child she moved with her parents to Taylor county, Iowa, where at 16 years of age she married W. A. Raynor. Five children were born to this union: Myra E. Opitz, Victor M. Raynor, Gail S. Raynor, Alta M. Raynor, and Cordia, the latter having preceded her mother to the better world. Mrs. Raynor was married May 15, 1914 to H. G. Cunning. Two children were born to the union, Garland Francis and Mary Margaret. Besides her husband and children she is survived by three brothers and one sister: Edgar A. Pella, Shenandoah; John W. Pella, New Market; Francis M., Denver, Colo., and Cora Rogers, Kansas City, Mo. A grandchild, Cordelia May Opitz, also survives." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 31, 1921

Mrs. Hi Cunning
Mrs. Hi Cunning passed away, from heart failure, Monday morning, March 28th, at her home on E. Nodaway Street. Her death was unexpected, Mr. Cunning having gone to work a short time before. The funeral is being held this Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the Christian Church, conducted by the Christian pastor. Rev. J. A. Burns, interment being in Memory cemetery. Mrs. Cunning's maiden name was Pella. She was for a time the wife of Austin Raynor having been married to Hi Cunning several years ago. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 31, 1921

Cunning, Mable C. Wheeler, 1889 - 1918; ss Wayne; section 2

Obituary - Mrs Wayne Cunning died Wednesday evening at her home in Siam from pneumonia, following an attack of the flu. She was buried Thursday afternoon in Memory cemetery. New Market Herald, Dec 5, 1918

Mable Wheeler was born in Page Co., Iowa, June 26, 1889, and departed this life December 4 at her home in Siam, at the age of 29 years, 5 months and 8 days. She moved to Taylor county with her parents, in 1900 and to Gravity in 1910. She was married March 14, 1917, to Wayne Cunning. She leaves her husband, father, mother, 1 brother and three sisters, many relatives and hosts of friends to mourn her loss. Mrs Cunning was well known both in Page and Taylor county, having taught school several years before her marriage and had a large circle of friends. She was the teacher in the primary department of the Siam school at the time of her death. She loved little children and was a very successful teacher. She was converted when quite young, was baptised and joined the Methodist church when about 14 years of age. She has always been quite an active member and worker in all branches of church work, and a very energetic worker for the Red Cross.

She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors in Gravity. Her sickness was of very short duration, being caused by pneumonia, following "flu." All that loving care and skill could do was done, but the dreaded malady did its worst and she was called Home to her reward.

On account of quarantine restriction there was only a short service at the grave conducted by Rev Douglass and interment was made in the Memory cemetery. Her funeral sermon will be preached later. New Market Herald, Dec 12, 1918

Cunningham, Francis, 1873 - 1955; ss Maud; section 1

Obituary - Elijah Francis, son of James and Esther Cunningham, was born in Atchison county, Missouri, Jan 12, 1873. When quite young the family moved to Wisconsin, where they lived several years. Then they came to Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his life.

On October 25, 1899, he was married to Maude Savage. To them eight children were born, five preceded him in death.

Those left to mourn are his wife; two sons, a daughter and a grandson: J.R. of the home, Nellie Alger of Gravity, Darrell of New Market, Allen Alger of Gravity. Two brothers: Miles and Silas of New Market; one sister, Edith Prow of Centerville, Iowa. His parents, two sisters, one brother preceded him in death.

He was converted and joined the Mennonite church in 1905.

He suffered a stroke June 21, 1954, from which he never fully recovered. On July 30, he became seriously ill and died Aug 1, 1955.

Funeral services were conducted from the United Missionary church in New Market, Thursday, August 4, by Rev C.W. Severn of Weeping Water, Nebr. Burial in Memory cemetery at New Market. Clarinda Herald Journal

Cunningham, James R., May 14, 1901 - May 14, 1979; ss Cleone; section 6

Obituary - James Roscoe (Jay) Cunningham, 77 of rural New Market died at his home Friday afternoon.

He was born May 14, 1901, near Peru, Ia, the son of Francis and Maude Savage Cunningham. When he was one year old the family moved to the farm near New Market where he lived until his death.

Mr Cunningham is survived by a brother Darrell of Shenandoah and a sister, Nellie Alger of Lenox.

Funeral services were held this Monday afternoon at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Loren Daly officiating. Mary Anderson was organist. Casket bearers were: Hildred Diggs, Raymond Thurman, Orville Wood, George Slaight, Herb DeBolt and Gary Lininger. Honorary bearers were Franklin Chase, Roy Beavers, and Ralph Snodgrass.

Burial was in Memory Cemetery at New Market.

Cunningham, Silas M., 1882 - 1971; section 1

Obituary - Funeral services for Silas Cunningham, 89, of New Market were held October 7 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here conducted by Carl Cummings. Mr Cunningham died October 5 at Pearl Terrace Manor in Bedford. Interment was at Memory Cemetery, New Market.

Silas Monroe Cunningham, son of James and Esther Harrold Cunningham, was born in St Croix Co, Wisconsin on May 19, 1882. He came to Taylor County at the age of six years and settled with his parents on a farm north of New Market where he grew to manhood. He moved with his parents into New Market at the age of 26.

By profession he was a mason and brick layer and followed this work until age forced his retirement. He continued to live in his own home until he was past 88 years of age.

He was the youngest of seven children and he cared for his aged parents many years.

He leaves two sisters-in-law, Mrs Miles Cunningham and Mrs Francis Cunningham, both of New Market; nine nieces and nephews; Mrs Maude Hite, Hamburg, Ia., Mrs Vera Smith and Darrel Cunningham, Shenandoah, Mrs Nellie Alger, Gravity, Harold Prow, Centerville, Ia., Roy Cunningham and Mrs Velma Shroyer, Marysville, Calif; Jay Cunningham and Mrs Helen Yearous, New Market. Bedford Times Press, Oct 1971