|Fidler, Charles -
MAN FOUND DEAD
Cries For Help Are Heard But Are Not Heeded.
The conditions surrounding the death of Charles Fidler who was found dead in the old channel of the river about three miles northeast of Shambaugh last Monday were most distressing. It seems that the unfortunate man had come from Braddyville to Shambaugh on the train Sunday evening, arriving in Shambaugh about five o'clock. The facts brought out at the coroner's in Quest go to show that. He did not start immediately home but went to the blacksmith shop, in Shambaugh owned by a W. M. Gage. Here, with a party of two or three other men whiskey had been passed around. When it came time to go home it was decided best to get someone to take Mr. Fidler part way, as he had about three miles to go. One member of
the party at the blacksmith shop was asked, but had another engagement, so Ed Pullen, who happened by at that time, consented to give him a lift by driving him home in his buggy. Mr. Fidler was taken out to the lane that runs up in the woods where his mill is situated and got out there to go the rest of the way home alone.
The lane that he started up runs very near the old river bed there being a bank about 15 feet high at this place. It is thought that in turning a corner he cut too close to the winding river bed and fell down the bank. The marks on the snow show that he was in a dazed condition after falling, as it would have been an easy matter for a man in his right mind to have gotten out either there or farther down where the banks are not so high.
Places on the snow show where he tried at least a half a dozen places to climb out but each time fell back to the bottom of the river bed. At last either by exhaustion or by being hurt he ceased attempting to climb out and died by exposure. Parties going home from church at Shambaugh that night heard cries and hallows but thought nothing of it at the time. It is thought this was Mr. Fidler trying to find his way out of the river bed.
The hired man came to work about nine o'clock the next morning and was surprised to find that Mr. Fidler had not made his appearance, but he knew that he was to meet Mrs. Fidler and the rest of the family at the train that morning so drove in to town thinking that Mr. Fidler had perhaps decided not to come until that time. When Mrs. Fidler arrived she was greatly surprised to find that there had been no one at the mill and immediately began to inquire around. On learning of the condition in which he left town she looked along the road for signs of him having passed that way. It was she who first discovered him, though there had been numbers passed through the lane that morning but had not noticed the body.
The coroner was notified and the body brought to Clarinda that night, where an inquest was held Monday evening, the jury being J. M. Sherman, S. W. Kelly, Isaac Mulkins,, who returned the following verdict. "We, the jury, find that the dead man came to his death through exposure and exhaustion while intoxicated."
The remains were taken to Hawleyville, funeral being held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the church, interment in Hawleyville cemetery.
There is a lesson in this for certain parties in Shambaugh and that vicinity. There has been more, or less complaint in regard to the whiskey condition in that section of the county for some time and for such things to take place in a prohibition county one begins to wonder as to what it means. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 15, 1914
Charles F. Fidler was born Feb. 24th, 1854, in Dubuque county, la., and departed this life Jan. 10th 1914, aged 59 years, 10 months and 19 days. He was married to Dolly Hopkins in 1876, of Harrison county, Mo. To this union were born seven children, one son, Chas. Franklin, preceded his father to the grave. He leaves a wife, four sons, two daughters and sixteen grandchildren to mourn their loss. His children are Eddie Fidler of Clarinda, Fred S. and Jird of Hawleyville, Don Fidler of Gravity, Mrs. Ernest Coon, Elliott, la., Mrs. Harry Owen, Ladoga, la. He also leaves an aged mother, one sister and one brother of California, two sisters and one brother in Idaho. He was a kind and loving husband and father, an honest and upright citizen and one who was always ready to help in any need. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church of Hawleyville, Wednesday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Methodist pastor. Interment was in Hawleyville cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 22, 1914
Charley Fiddler, an old settler of this county who has conducted a sawmill along the timber belt east of the city, was found dead Monday morning on the road between Shambaugh and Sam Pitman's. He had been to Shambaugh with a crowd and started for home. No one seems to know the cause of his death. He was about 69 years of age. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 15, 1914
Field, W.B.'s DAUGHTER - The little two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs W.B. Field living on E. Grant Street, died July 21st. The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1918
|Fields, Mina -
O.D. Brown, of the National Bank, went to Barnard, Mo., Saturday morning to attend the funeral of an old friend, Mrs Mina Fields. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 24, 1905
|Fields, Stella -
Miss Fields Dies at Griswold
Miss Stella B. Fields, who is well known in this city, died at Griswold, la., Jan 25, of pneumonia. The funeral services were held at Northboro, Jan. 26, Rev. W. R. Manning of Northboro and Rev. D. S. Curry of Clarinda in charge Deceased was born near Burchard, Nebr., June 2, 1889, but spent most of her life near Northboro, and has been teaching for the last ten years in Page and Pottawattamie counties. She leaves two brothers to mourn her loss, one Floyd A. Fields, of Clarinda, besides her grandmother Mrs Minerva Gibson of Northboro, eight aunts and uncles and numerous relatives and friends. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 31, 1918
Miss Stella Fields passed away in Griswold, where she has been teaching school for two years past, the body being brought home to her home in Northboro, where she was buried Saturday, Jan. 24th. Miss Fields was the sister of Floyd Fields in Clarinda, and well known to many people who grieve to learn of her passing away, the cause of death being pneumonia. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 31, 1918
|Fields, William Riley -
William Riley Fields was born on Dec 22, 1880. He died on Nov. 5, 1918. He was born in Greenville, Tenn. He came to Hamburg, Iowa, in February, 1903. In June of 1904 he was .married to Maude Perry. To them were born seven children. Two children have greeted their father now in the great beyond. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 7, 1918
William R. Fields was born Dec 22nd, 1878, and died Nov. 6th, 1918. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Mitchell Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. Interment being made in the Clarinda cemetery.
Filbert, Jacob C. or J.R. or J.C. or J.T. - Mr. J. R. Filbert died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. R. T. Baker, in
this city Monday night, April 26th,
and funeral services were held Thursday from the Baker home, conducted by Dr. Williamson and the G.A.
R. took charge of the services at the
grave. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1920
J. C. Filbert
J. C. Filbert came to this country in the early seventy's, and underwent the hardships of settling a new country, and with patience so firm that those who knew him would never know this world held discouragement. He went to his last sleep April 26, 1920, at the home of Mrs. R. T. Baker. She was devoted to her father as were all his children. He had been with her for the past two months and she had done all the little deeds of loving kindness her skillful hands knew and they were many. His only son, S. J. Filbert of Wellfleet, Nebraska, had spent a week of this time with his father and mother, for which he is very thankful. He is the only son and his father was very fond of him. He had given father and mother the whole of his time while in Iowa. Refusing to divide it even with his idolizing sisters. He left on the morning of the 26th for his Nebraska home, but a wire telling of the death of his father who passed away suddenly waited for him when he reached that place. He immediately started on the return journey. Both he and his youngest sister Mrs. P. M. Taylor remain with the grief stricken mother to do what they can to smooth life's darkest way.
Mr. Filbert lived a number of years in Nodaway County, Missouri, where he had many friends and relatives who loved and respected him. He was kind and always ready to help in time of need. His neighbors could have his services for the asking. And so far as it is in the power of man to do he kept that great commandment layed down by ; our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to "love our neighbors as ourselves".
J. C. Filbert was born in Clay County Ohio, in 1844. He entered the services of his country in 1863 and did what he could to hold this great United States to one great and glorious union. He helped to lay away many of the comrades of those days before he himself went away. And those who were left gave him loving service for which his children and wife thank them very cordially. He leaves one son and four daughters to mourn his loss. There are also a number of grand children among whom are several bright and interesting young men and women. So in many ways we are sure this sad world is better for his having lived. The flag he loved so well and for which he gave so much and followed thru the valley of death so many times shed a soft glory round the last earthly services and was the winding sheet into his grave. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 13, 1920
The funeral of J. T. Filbert, who died Monday, April 26, 1920, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Baker in Clarinda, was held Thursday morning, April 29, at the Baker home. The officiating minister was Dr. W. C. Williamson. Besides the widow and Mr. and Mrs. Baker who were in attendance there were relatives present from Tarkio, Mo., the home of Mr. and Mrs. Filbert. The burial service of the Grand Army of the Republic was given at the grave, in Birchwood cemetery, the late Mr. Filbert having been a Union soldier in the Civil war. Also, at the grave, Carl Orr sang "Nearer, My God, to Thee." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1920
J. T. Filbert died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Baker, in Clarinda, Monday, April 26, 1920, at 9:30 p.m. His death was sudden and unexpected. He ate supper as usual the evening of his death. Later he was striken from heart trouble. The deceased was 75 years of age. He was a soldier in the Union army. Most of the time since
the Civil war he has resided in Nodaway county, Mo., and in Page county, Iowa, near Braddyville. He recently had been living at Tarkio, Mo., where he had a home. His wife survives him. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 29, 1920
Jacob C. Filbert was born at Springfield, Clash County, Ohio, Oct 3, 1844, and died Monday night, April 26, 1920, at the home of his daughter Mrs. R. T. Baker, in Clarinda, where he and his good wife have been living for the past two months, their home being in Tarkio, Mo. The cause of his passing away was heart trouble. Mr Filbert lived in Clash County, Ohio, until Oct. 8 1863, when he enlisted in the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for the duration of the war. He was honorably discharged at Louisville, Ky. July 10, 1865. At Cincinnati, Ind., Aug. 6, 1865, he was united in marriage to Martha E. Burch of Bloomfield, Ind., who survives him. To them were born six children, five of whom are living, one having died in infancy. He has also twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The surviving children are Mrs. W. P. Bishop of Peru, Nebr., Samuel Filbert of Wellfleet, Nebr., Mrs. M. A. Burch of College Springs, la., Mrs. P. M. Taylor of Maryville, Mo., and Mrs. R. T. Baker of Clarinda, la. Mr. Filbert has been a member of the G. A. R. for many years, and has been commander of G. A. R. Post, No. 67 at Tarkio, Mo., at which place he has made his home for the past twenty years.
The funeral is being held this Thursday afternoon, from the R. T. Baker residence, conducted by Rev. W. C. Williamson, pastor of the United Presbytrian church, the burial being in Clarinda cemetery. Six Grand Army comrades are the pallbearers. On the casket is the flag he so dearly loved and fought for, the flag used for this occasion being one which Mr. Filbert owned and was especially fond of, which is being laid away with him as the words "dust to dust" are pronounced at the grave.
All of the children above named were able to attend the funeral, also a brotherinlaw, Samuel Hostetter from Maryville, and a sister Mrs. William Tinnell from Braddyville, besides a number of relatives from Tarkio. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 29, 1920
|Filley, H. -
F. E. Filley, of Denver, Colo., who had been to Cameron, Mo., to attend the funeral of his brother, H. Filley, came to Clarinda Friday night where he visited until the next day at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Spunaugle, in Clarinda, at which time he left for his home in Denver. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 6, 1919
|Fine, Aaron C. -
Aaron C. Fine was born in Fountain Co., Ind., March 15, 1845 and died at his home in Taylor Co., Iowa, June 19, 1918, aged 73 yrs., 3 mos. and 4 days.
He came with his parents to Taylor county when but 12 years of age; where he continued to reside for 61 years. On August 21, 1864 he was united in marriage to Carmina Davison. To this union was born four sons and four daughters, viz., Mrs. Laura Shears, Hopkins, Mo., Perry and Delbert, Siam, Iowa, Amanda Waldrey of Braddyville, Iowa, Roy and Cora Bradley, Doland, So. Dak., Mrs. Ellen Maxwell and Benton having preceded him to the better world. His former wife departed this life Feb. 21, 1885.
He was married again, to Mrs. Harriet Morehouse, Oct. 11, 1900. To this union was born one daughter, Floria.
He was converted and joined the M. E. church in 1878 under the preaching of Rev. Stamp.
Mr. Fine had been a sufferer for years with hardening of the arteries which finally terminated in death. Loving hands had done all they could to alleviate his suffering but the Master said "Thy work on earth is done." He was one of Polk townships prosperous farmers owning at one time 400 acres of land.
The deceased leaves to mourn his departure a devoted wife, three sons, four daughters, four brothers, three sisters, a number of grand-children, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends.
The funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. Hopkins, Mo., after which he was laid to rest in the Shearer Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 27, 1918
Fine, J.H. - J. H. Fine died at his home in East River township the 12th inst. in the 74th year of his age. He was an old settler of this county and highly respected by all acquaintances. A wife and eight children are left to mourn death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 27, 1902
|Finley, Helen Gertrude -
Helen Gertrude Finley, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Finley of this city, died Sunday morning at the age of 4 years and 11 months. The little one had suffered with a complication of diseases which began with an attack of flu during the recent epidemic and which was followed by typhoid fever. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson. Duets from the psalms were sung by Mrs. Geo. Gillmor and Miss Dorothy Pfander. The floral offerings were profuse and unusually beautiful. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1919
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Finley have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their little four year old daughter, Helen, who passed to her heavenly home early Sunday morning at the Kennelworth Hospital. The little girl has not been well for eight weeks, and finally had to go to the hospital for an operation, which was successful, but her strength was overtaxed and she was unable to recover. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, from the home on S. 18th Street, conducted by Rev. W. C. Williamson, the little form being then laid to rest beneath the green sward and beautiful surroundings of Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1919
Helen Gertrude Finley, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Finley of this city, died Sunday morn at the age of 4 years and 11 months. The little one had suffered with complication of diseases which began with an attack of flu during the recent epidemic and which was followed by typhoid fever. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson. Duets from the psalms were sung by Mrs. George Gillmor and Miss Dorothy Pfander. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery. The floral offerings were profuse and unusually beautiful. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1919
|Finley, Horace Alonzo -
HORACE ALGONA FINLEY
Horace Finley was born in Peoria county, Illinois November 11, 1856, and passed away at the family home, Loveland, Colo., August 25, 1920 after a illness of over a year.
He was married on February 23, 1881, to Miss Eldora J. Logan, and to them seven children were born, four of whom passed away in infancy. Mr. Finley is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. J. B. Bell, Miss Orpha L. Finley, and Robert Roy Finley all of Loveland, and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Karnaghan and Mrs. J. A. Pinkerton, and three brothers John H. and Elmer H. of Clarinda and Dr. R. W. Finley of Rockford, Illinois.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian church and the Masonic and Elk Lodges.
The funeral was held at the home of Elmer Finley in Harlan township, Saturday after noon. Dr. Williamson conducted a short service and Masonic lodge. The deceased was in business in this city about sixteen years ago. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 2, 1920
Funeral of H. A. Finley. The funeral of Horace A. Finley, who died at Loveland, Colo., and of whose demise brief mention was made in The Journal last week, was held last Saturday afternoon. A service conducted by Rev. W. C. Williamson, D.D., pastor of the United Presbyterian church of Clarinda, was held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at the home of H. Finley, a brother of the deceased, three miles south of this city, after which the funeral procession moved to the Clarinda city cemetery, where the Masonic burial service was held at the grave, conducted by Nodaway lodge, No. 140, A. F. and A. M., with W. S. Day, the worshipful master, officiating. The members of the lodge in attendance went to the house and accompanied the funeral party to the cemetery. A quartet composed of Mrs. Raymond Hawthorne, Miss Mabel Smith, Charles Keeran and Lee Johnson, sang two of the Psalms, and were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. V. A. Crosthwait. Mr. Finley formerly conducted the farm just south of Clarinda, on the Clarinda-Shambaugh road, where the two long, fine rows of trees shade and ornament the driveway from the road to the house. Before moving to Colorado he was in partnership with C. H. Oates in the furniture and undertaking business in Clarinda. At the time of his death he was a member of the undertaking firm of Bell & Finley, at Loveland. His death was caused by hardening of the arteries. At the funeral Dr. Williamson read the following obituary:
Horace Alonza Finley was born in Peoria county, Ill., Nov. 11, 1856, and passed away at the family home in Loveland, Colo., Aug. 25, 1920, after an illness of over a year. He was married to Eldora J. Logan, Feb. 23, 1881. To them seven children were born, four of whom passed away in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. J. B. Bell, Miss Orpha L. Finley, and Robert Roy Finley, all of Loveland, Colo., and two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. J. C. Karnaghan, Mrs. J. A. Pinkerton, John H. Finley and Elmer H. Finley, all of Clarinda, Iowa, and Dr. R. W. Finley of Rockford, Ill. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church, the Masonic and Elk lodges."
The pall bearers were W. C. Finley, Leslie E. Finley, F. R. Finley and W. K. Miller, relatives, and D. D. Stitt and Fred A. Fisher, all Masons.
The remains were accompanied from Loveland to Clarinda by Mrs. J. B. Bell, daughter, and Roy F. Finley, son of the deceased. The wife was unable to come on account of illness, and on account of Mrs. Finley's illness her daughter, Miss Orpha Finley, remained at home with her. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 2, 1920
Word was received Wednesday by Clarinda relatives of the death of Horace A. Finley, at Loveland, Colo. Mr. Finley, who was for many years a Clarinda resident, has been in ill health for some time, and has been quite low for the past few weeks. When living here Mr. Finley was engaged in the undertaking business with C. H. Oates. The body is being brought to Clarinda for burial. The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28th, at the home of his brother, E. H. Finley. The services will be under the auspices of Nodaway Lodge No. 140, A. F. & A. M. Mr. Finley is survived by his wife and three children. The full obituary will be printed next week. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 26, 1920
Horace A. Finley
The remains of a former Clarinda resident, Horace A. Finley, were brought to the home town for burial Friday evening, from Loveland where he passed away Aug. 25th, after a year's illness. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, from the home of his brother Elmer Finley south of town. The services at the house were conducted by our United Presbyterian pastor, Rev. W. C. Williamson. Brother members of Nodaway Lodge No. 140 A. F. & A. M. were present, and took charge of the services at the cemetery, using the Masonic burial services. A daughter, Mrs. J. B. Bell and son Roy Finley from Loveland accompanied the remains to Clarinda, the wife not being well enough to stand the trip. A shower of rain just before time for the funeral prevented some from attending, but a number were present who knew Mr. Finley in former days, when he was a partner in the furniture and undertaking business with C. H. Oates.
Horace Alonzo Finley was born in Peoria County, Illinois, November 11th, 1856. He was married to Eldora J. Logan, February 23rd, 1881. Of the seven, children, four have passed away. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. J. B. Bell, Miss Orpha L. Finley and Robert Roy Finley, all of Loveland, Colorado, and two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. J. C. Karnaghan, Mrs. J. A. Pinkerton, John H. Finley and Elmer Finley of Clarinda, and Dr. R. W. Finley of Rockford, Ill.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and of the Masonic and Elk lodges. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 2, 1920
|Finley, Horace's SON -
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Finley, one of the twins, aged eight months, died last Sunday and was buried yesterday afternoon, in the Clarinda cemetery, with services at the home by Rev. Lowry. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 4, 1900
|Finley, Leland -
Leland, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Finley, died at their home in south Clarinda this morning about four o'clock, of lung fever. He was aged 1 year, 2 months and 15 days. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lowry. Leland's twin brother died last year, and this added grief brings to the afflicted parents the sympathy of all their friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 15, 1901
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Finley were called to mourn the death of their young son Leland Finley, Friday, March 15, 1901, at their home in south Clarinda, He was 1 year, 2 months and 16 days of age. The funeral took place Saturday at 3 o'clock from the home. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 21, 1901
|Finley, Mary Angelina -
Dr. Mary Angelina Finley was born near Monmouth, Ill., December 4, 1865. Removed with her parents to College Springs, Iowa, in January, 1876. She was educated in Amity College and was for several years a very popular and successful teacher in Page county. Feeling that the practice of Osteopathy would be a more congenial and lucrative profession, she entered the Still school located at Des Moines, finishing her course and receiving her degree in June, 1900, since which time she followed her chosen profession with marked success as long as her health would permit. She professed her faith in Christ in her eighteenth year, united with the United Presbyterian church of College Springs October 13, 1883, of which she has been a faithful and consistent member ever since. She died after an illness of eighteen months on August 15, 1907. During all her sickness she was cheerful and was never heard to complain and expressed a willingness to go whenever the Master should call for her. She will be greatly missed in the home, church and community, was universally loved and respected by all who knew her and was one whom we all felt we could ill afford to lose. Rev. W. M. Jackson, of Clarinda, preached the funeral sermon. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 20, 1907
|Finley, R.M. -
Mr. R. M. Finley died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1899, at his home south of this city, from kidney trouble and paralysis. He had been a stout, healthy man all his life, and was only bedfast about one week. Had he lived until the 25th of next month he would have been 82 years old. He was an upright christian man and respected by all who knew him. The funeral took place ar his late home on Monday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Martin, of College Springs. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 19, 1899
|Fischer, Louis -
Old Resident of Page County Dies.
Louis Fischer, father of county attorney Fred Fischer, died at his home three miles east of Shenandoah last Sunday evening. He was 83 years old, a native of Hanover, Germany, and was considered one of the wealthiest farmers in the county. Fred Fischer had just gone to California for his wife when he received a telegram announcing the death of his father. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer are expected to arrive in time for the funeral, which will be held today. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of Page county and highly respected by all who knew him.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 8, 1909
|Fishback, Mary M. -
Mary M. Fishback died at her home in west Clarinda April 27, aged 75 years. The deceased was born in southern Ohio in 1827, but much of her life was spent in Indiana. Twenty-five years ago she came to Clarinda, where she has lived ever since. Very early in life she united with the M. E. church and was always loyal to the cause of Christ. No one ever appealed to her for help but she was glad to assist in every way, even to denying herself and working beyond her strength. The last Sunday before her fatal illness she attended both services but came home much wearied and then expressed herself as being glad she had gone, for probably she would not have many more times to go.
The deceased was a sister of Mrs. J. H. Dunlap of this place. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. E. IlgenFritz, and a quartette consisting of Misses McCandlass and Osborn and Messrs. Otis Lucas and Ernest Stirk rendered excellent sad appropate music. The remains were buried in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 1, 1903
Mrs. Mary M. Fishback died Monday morning at her home on west Main street, after long illness from a cancer at the age of 75 years.
She was a sister of Mrs. J.H. Dunlap and had been a
resident of this city many years. Mrs. Fishback was a kind and motherly lady, a devoted member of the M. E. church, and highly respected by all who know her. The funeral took place yesterday at 10:30 a.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev IlgenFritz. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 30, 1903
|Fishell, Della Elerick -
Mrs. Leonard Fishel. 1895-16. Delia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Elerick was born Jan. 19th, 1895, at Council Bluffs, la., and departed this life April 27th, 1916, at the age of 21 years, 3 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage March 3rd, at Clarinda to Leonard Fishel of Shambaugh. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, mother, five sisters, Mrs. Lena Fastenau, Mrs. Jennie Fastenau, Mrs. Daisie Eckemeyer, Mrs. Grace Boo, Wilma Elerick and one brother, Fred; besides a host of relatives and friends. She was of a kind and loving disposition, and had many friends where ever she went. She was converted Feb. 15th, 1916, and baptised and united with the M. E. church of Braddyville. Her sickness was organic heart trouble from which she suffered a great deal, but in all her sufferings she never complained. One of the last things she was heard to say was that "She was so happy." Her funeral services were held in Hepburn in the U. P. church conducted by the Rev. J. P. Gibson, from the text Isaiah 1:5. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 4, 1916
Mrs. Delia Elrick Fishel was born in Council Bluffs la., Jan. 19, 1895. She, with her parents moved here when Delia was about two yrs. old; six years ago her father died and she went to live with her uncle, Fred Elrick, who then lived in Minnesota. She lived there one year, then came back here and made her home with her mother at Braddyville. She was united in marriage to Leonard Fishel March 3, 1915, and they lived near Braddyville until about a week before she died, she came to stay with her sister, Mrs. Harmon Fastenau and died there on Thursday, April 27, 1916, of heart trouble. She was a gentle, sweet dispositioned girl, and bore her ill health with meek, uncomplaining patience, she never was strong and well but her case was not thought serious until last Christmas she became suddenly worse and altho many Drs, were consulted, none gave her any encouragement. She joined the M. E. church of Braddyville in March and at the time of her death was a devoted Christian. She leaves to mourn her loss, her bereaved young husband, her mother, Mrs. Scott Elrick, five sisters, as follows: Mrs. Leona Fastenau, Mrs. Jennie Fastenau, Mrs. Daisy Eickemeyer, Mrs. Grace Boo and Wilma; one brother, Fred, and a host of other relatives and friends. The community extends their sympathy to the bereaved ones. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 4, 1916
Mrs. Delia Mae Fishell.
Mrs. Delia Mae Elrick, wife of Leonard W. Fishell of Buchanan township, died Thursday, April 27, 1916, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harmon Fastenau, in Valley township, one and one-half miles southwest of Hepburn, of organic heart trouble. She had never been possessed of very good health. She had been seriously ill since the 23d of last December. Her maiden name was Elrick. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Elrick, was born in Council Bluffs, Jan. 19, 1895; was married to Leonard W. Fishell of Buchanan township, in Clarinda, March 3, 1915. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Fishell lived on a farm in Buchanan township. Her father died about six years ago in Valley township. Her mother survives, at Coin, and also surviving among her relatives, besides her husband are her brother, Fred Elrick, in Valley township, and five sisters, Mrs. Harmon Fastenau and Mrs. Henry Fastenau, Valley township; Mrs. Victor Boo of Douglas township; Mrs. Louis Eickemeyer, Hepburn, and Miss Wilma Elrick, at Coin. The late Mrs. Fishell was a members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Braddyville. Her funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church at Hepburn, conducted by Rev. J. P. Gibson, who spoke from Isaiah xi, 1-5. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery, Nodaway township, beside the grave of the father of the deceased. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 4, 1916
|Fisher, Evaline Gertrude -
Mrs. Evaline Gertrude Fisher, the beloved wife of J. J. Fisher, was born in Newkirk, Ohio, March 24, 1853. When in her twenty-first year she was married to J. J. Fisher. Of this happy union six children—three boys, Erley E., Mark L. and John Omer, and three girls, Ida Almeda, Nellie Lanora and Grace Elsie, were born. By the death of Mark and Nellie the family circle was twice broken before the death of the wife and mother, which occurred last Saturday night, July 27, 1907. Mrs. Fisher united with the Christian church many years ago, and to the time of her death was a faithful and consistent member.
She died at her home Saturday evening, July 27th, at 9:10 o'clock, aged 54 years, 4 months and 3 days.
The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on south 16th street yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. W. T. Fisher officiating CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 30, 1907
Mrs. J. J. Fisher died Saturday evening at her home in South Clarinda,
after a long and painful illness, at the
age of 54 years, 4 months, and 3 days.
She was born at Newkirk, Ohio, and in
1874 was married to Mr. Fisher, six
children being born to them, four of
whom with the husband are left to
mourn her death. The funeral was
held at 3 p. m Monday, conducted by
Rev. W. T. Fisher of the Christian
church. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Aug 1, 1907
Fisher, Frederick -
Died.—Frederick Fisher died suddenly Tuesday, April 3, 1900, at one o'clock p. m., at the Killingsworth sanitarium in west Clarinda, from pueumouia, at the advanced age of 83 years, 4 months and 7 days. He returned home Saturday from Glenwood where he had been receiving special treatment, and on the way caught cold which at once developed into pneumonia, and all efforts to relieve him were of no avail. Mr. Fisher was born at Daden City, Germany, Nov. 26, 1816. When a youth his parents emigrated to this country, locating in Pennsylvania. Later on Mr. Fisher removed to Ohio, where he engaged iu the mercantile business for several years, and then came to Page county iu 1856, since which time has made his home here. Mr. Fisher was one of the honorable and upright farmers and most respected citizen of this community, and accumulated a liberal supply of this world's goods by his industry and frugality. In his death a noble man has gone to his long home. Peace to his ashes, rest to his soul. The funeral took place today from the Christian church, in the presence of a large concourse of people. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 5, 1900
|Fisher, George -
GE0RGE FISHER WAS
DROWNED AT INDIANOLA
Sad News Comes to Parents in Clarinda Early Monday Morning— Funeral Held Yesterday
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fisher, 422 West Garfeld, received the sad news early Monday morning that their son, George, had been accidentally drowned in a gravel pit near the small town of Wick not far from Indianola. In company with another young man by name of Fred Simpson he had motored to the lake formed from excavations for gravel and both young men were good swimmers. Out in the lake there was a small island which had been the objective of swimmers which Simpson had successfully reached. Fisher is said to have hestitated on account of the coldness of the water but finally made the attempt with the sad result that he was siezed with cramps and though efforts were made to save him by his companions. The body was in the water two hours before help could be secured in the way of a doctor and a pulmotor sent out from Des Moines.
Mr. Fisher and his son-in-law, Ellis Bradley left at once for Indianola to ring back the remains and the funeral held from the residence Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. M. M. Cable.
George was a student at Simpson college and was spending the summer canvassing for students and had just settled up with the college at the time of his visit at Indianola. He was twenty-one years of age and was held in great esteem by all who knew him here. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1919
Funeral of George F. Fisher, Jr.
The funeral service of George F. Fisher, Jr., who was drowned Sunday evening in a pool of water near the village of Wick, was held Wednesday afternoon, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher. Rev. M. M. Cable, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, of Villisca, and Rev. C. W. Proctor, of Audubon. Burial was in Birchwood cemetery.
Nineteen young men members of the same fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, of Simpson College, as was Mr. Fisher, came to attend the funeral. Five of them, with Arlo Hawley of Clarinda, were pall bearers. They were: Frederick Simpson, Atlantic; Everett Pratt, Villisca; Alfred Wakeman, Bedford; Clyde Weldon and Claire Hendrickson, both of Indianola. Among many other beautiful floral tributes from friends and loved ones, the fraternity had a large floral offering in the shape of their fraternity insignia, with the initials A. T. O. in red roses and a background of white roses. Other fraternity members who attended the funeral were: Raymond Vanderford, Jack Slocum, Maxwell Edwards, Harold Morris, Stuart Shaw and Byron Hopper, all of Indianola; Warren Peddicord, Perry; Roland Walter, Lenox; John Walters, Grand River; John Shaw, Anita; Willard Archie, Corning.
Those who sang were Misses Marie and Vera Pruitt, Elizabeth Welch and Messrs. Hewett Galloway, Jack Sparks and Everett Pratt.
George F. Fisher, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher, was born on April 2, 1898, near Clarinda, being at the time, of his death twenty-one years of age. He grew to young manhood near Clarinda, graduatng from the Gravity high school three years ago. He then attended Simpson College at Indianola, and would have graduated from that institution next spring, had he lived. He united with the Methodist church early in life. During the past summer he in company with Frederick [missing text]
winning friends for Simpson College, and having completed their work, were just ready to return home to spend the rest of the summer with their parents when George J. Fisher, Jr., came to his death, Sunday, August 3, 1919, by drowning.
George F. Fisher Jr. is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher, one sister, Mrs. C. E Bradley, his grandfather, George F Fisher Sr., and his grandmother Livingston, besides his many friends.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1919
George F. Fisher Jr. Monday morning about 3 o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher of this city received the message over the telephone that their son, George F. Fisher Jr., had been drowned near Indianola. Mr. Fisher and C. H. Oates left for that place by auto as soon as possible upon receipt of the message.
George had been traveling during the summer in the interest of Simpson college and had returned to Indianola, intending to come home to spend the rest of the summer here. Together with five young men companions he started out for a ride Sunday evening. When they reached the Burlington gravel pit between Indianola and Des Moines it was suggested that they go in for a swim. George, with two of the young men, only went as far as the sand bar in the lake while the other three swam to the other shore of the lake. After resting for a while on the sand bar, George said he would start back. One of his companions, Clyde Weldin, asked him if he was rested enough, and George said that he was, to which his friend replied that if he got tired to let him know and he could put his hand on his shoulder and rest. When they had gotten out a ways George's friend noticed that he was in trouble and started to help him. Before he could help him George went down. When he came up the first time his companion tried to catch him by his hair, but it was to short. When George came up the second time two of the boys were ready to help, one on each side of him. George saw that he was going to pull them both down, and deliberately threw off their arms, smiled at them and sank. The other boys were called to across the lake,
and a pulmotor summoned from Des
Moines, but it was too late.
The community was saddened by the affair and the family have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of everyone.
The remains were brought to Clarinda and the funeral was held at the family home on West Garfield street, at 2:30 p.m., yesterday. The services were conducted by Rev. M. M. Cable, pastor of the Methodist . Episcopal church of this city, assisted by Rev. C. W. Proctor of Audubon, Rev. E. S. Menoher of Villisca and Dr. John L. Tilton who represented the faculty of Simpson college. Hymns were sung by the Misses Marie Pruitt, Vera Pruitt, Elizabeth Welch and Messrs. Jack Sparks, Hewitt Galloway of this city and Everett Pratt of Villisca. The selections were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," a favorite hymn of George, and "Abide with Me." The relatives were in the house during the services, the speakers standing on the porch. The yard at the Fisher home was filled with friends who had come to pay their last respects to the young man. The floral offerings were magnificent and were sent in an abundance seldom seen. They were from his relatives, his fraternity, classmates and other friends and loved ones. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery. The five friends who were with him when he lost his life were pallbearers. They were Clyde Weldin, Clare Hendrickson and John Noble of Indianola; Alfred Wakeman of Long Beach, Calif., and Frederick Simpson of Atlantic. The sixth bearer was Arlo Hawley of this city. Others in attendance, who had been associated with him in college work at Simpson, were Dr. John L. Tilton, Maxwell Edwards, Trank Piffer, Stewart Shaw, Byron Hopper, John Slocum and Ray Vanderford, all of Indianola; John L. Chew of Anita; Edward Jackson of
Kellerton; Howard Walters of Guthrie Center; Roland Walter of Lenox; Warren Peddicord of Perry; Harold Morris of Commerce; Willard Archie of Corning and Everett Pratt of Villisca. The men were members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity with which George was affiliated.
The following relatives from out of town were in attendance: B. P. Livingston and family from Bedford, Rube Livingston and family from Gravity, Harley Livingston and family from Gravity, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Livingston from Hastings, Nebr., the Messrs. Livingston all being brothers of Mrs. Fred A. Fisher; J. W. MacFarland and family of Gravity, Mrs. MacFarland being Mrs. Fisher's sister; Mr. Fisher's sister, Mrs. Knox Alexander and Mr. Alexander of Burlington Junction, Mo.; Mrs. Fisher's mother, Mrs. Nancy Livingston, who was visiting in Gravity when the sad news was received; George Livingston of Superior, Nebr., who is a nephew of Mrs. Fisher; George Alexander, a nephew of Mr. Fisher, of Burlington Junction, Mo.; and Mrs. Alexander and Charles Fisher, a cousin of Mr. Fisher, and Mrs. Fisher, of near Villisca.
The following is the obituary read at the funeral:
"George F. Fisher Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher, was born on April 2, 1898, near Clarinda, la., being at the time of his death, twenty-one years, four months and one day of age.
He grew to manhood near Clarinda. Three years ago he was graduated from the high school at Gravity, la. He then attended Simpson college at Indianola, la. In June, he finished his Junior year in the liberal arts course and would have graduated from that institution next year had he lived. He made many friends there and was affiliated with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
He united with the Methodist Episcopal church when a boy and was at the time of his demise a member of the Methodist church of Clarinda. He was taken into the fellowship of this church on June 10, 1917.
Those left to mourn his death are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Fisher, one sister, Mrs. C. E. Bradley, his grandfather George F. Fisher Sr., and his Grandmother Livingston, besides his many friends.
During the past summer together with Fredrick Simpson of Atlantic, George F. Fisher Jr., had been out winning new friends for their college, and having completed their work, were just ready to return home to spend the rest of the reason with their home folks, but instead of this happy plan, made when enjoying the best of health and life's best prospects before him, George Fisher Jr. came to an accidental death on the evening of Aug. 3, 1919, and in the morning of life, was ushered out into a never ending eternity.
George F. Fisher Jr. was a young man faithful to the duties of home and parents, faithful to his college, faithful to the call of his country, being a member of the S. A. T. C. and to his ideals of life. We leave him in the hands of his God." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1919
|Fisher, John D.W. -
John D. W. Fisher, an old soldier and brother of J. W. Fisher of Clarinda, Iowa, died at Danville, Ill., the 4th day of May, 1912, the age of 85 years. He enlisted in the beginning of the war of the rebellion with the Zouaves of York City, for three months. He received a saber wound at the battle of Bull Run, in which the Zouaves were nearly annihilated, after which he re-enlisted in the New York cavalry and served during the rebellion.
J. W. Fisher, of this city, had two other brothers who served through the war—one is still living in Salem, Iowa, the other died young in the fight. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 9, 1912
J. W. Fisher received the sad news Sunday of the death of his older brother, J. D W. Fisher, May 5, 1912, at his home in Danville, Ill., at the advanced age of 85 years. At the opening of the civil war Mr. Fisher enlisted with the New York Zouaves for a term of three months and first participated in that terrible slaughter at Bull Run but fortunately escaped with only a severe sabre cut on the chin. The war not coming to an end at the expiration of three months as was expected Mr. Fisher reenlisted for nine months, and after that term veteranized and served until the close in 1865. Mr J. W. Fisher also had two younger brothers in the rebellion, one stricken by disease and died in a hospital. The other brother now lives at Salem, Iowa. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 9, 1912
|Fisher, Joseph Westbrook -
A former merchant of Clarinda, Joseph Westbrook Fisher, died at his home in this city, Monday, Jan. 24, | 1916. He was at one time in the shoe business here in the building on the west side of the square, now occupied by the Joe Anderson Drug company, and afterward sold a one-half interest in the stock, to M. C. McVay, when the stock, was moved to the building now occupied by the jewelry store of Walter Cramer. Owing to his advanced age he has long lived a retired life. Mr. Fisher was born is Sussex county, N. J., Nov. 7, 1831. He was married May 7, 1857, to Lany C. Clark; moved to Salem, la., in 1868, and to Clarinda in 1887. He and his wife united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Hainesville, N. J., in 1859. Mrs. Fisher died July 2, 1912. The funeral was held at the family residence on South Nineteenth street, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26, in charge of Clarinda lodge, No. 109, I. O. O. F., of which he had long been a member, and of which he was a former officer. The sermon was by Rev. Abram S. Woodard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Four of his six children survive; Jeptha C, Kansas City; Walter W., Omaha; Elbert C., Des Moines, and Dr. William C., Clarinda. The late Mr. Fisher was highly esteemed for his integrity of character. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916
Joseph Westbrook Fisher was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, Nov. 7th, 1831. He was married to Lany C. Clark, May 7th, 1857. They moved to Salem, Iowa, in 1868 and to Clarinda in 1887.
To them were born six children; five boys and one girl, four of whom are still living: Jeptha C, at Kansas City; Walter W., of Omaha; Elbert C, at Des Moines; William C, at Clarinda. They were converted and together joined the Methodist church at Hamsville, New Jersey, in 1859. Mrs. Fisher died July 2nd, 1912. Joseph W. died Jan. 24th, 1916.
The funeral was held at the family residence on S. Nineteenth street, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Abram S. Woodard; his body being laid to rest beside that of his wife, in Clarinda cemetery.
Thus passed away another of our early residents. A quarter of a century ago, Mr. Fisher was engaged in the shoe business in Clarinda, store being located on west side of square in the building now occupied by the Joe Anderson Drug Co. Twenty-four years ago M. C. McVay bought a half interest in the store, and the stock was moved to the adjoining building now occupied by Walter Cramer's Jewelry store. Those were the days when "boots and shoes" were sold, and the sign in front of the store was a wooden boot.
Mr. Fisher first came here from Salem, la., where he had been conducting a general store. He was a man of fine character and principles, and up-to-the-time when advancing age dulled his mental perceptions, the one place where he insisted on going every Sunday was to church and Sunday School. The habit had been too long formed to be easily changed. He was respected and loved by all. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916
Fisher, Lany Clark - Mrs. Lany Clark-Fisher, wife of Mr. J. W. Fisher, died at the family home in West Clarinda, Tuesday, July 2, from a stroke of paralysis, aged 68 years, 11 months and 10 days. June 27 the good old lady suffered her first stroke and never regained consciousness. Miss Lany Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha Clark, was born in New Jersey July 22, 1833. She was one of a family of four children, only one of whom still survive, her twin sister, Mrs. Lydia C. Mart of Newton, N. J. May 7, 1857, she was united in marriage to Joseph W. Fisher at Sanderson, N. J., and five sons and one daughter were born to them, the daughter and one son died in early childhood. In 1868 the family removed to Salem, Iowa, and in 1887 they came to Clarinda which has since been their home, Mr. Fisher conducting a exclusive shoe shore until his retirment to private life several years ago. Mrs. Fisher united with the M. E. church at an early age and was a faithful member to the end of her earthly career. Her whole life was that of a consistent christian, a loving wife and devoted mother, and was ever ready to minister to those in need. A good old woman has gone to her last reward. The funeral took place Friday afternoon from the home, conducted by her pastor Rev. Wm. Stevenson, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends. The floral offerings were profuse while a quartet composed of Mrs. Jas. Scroggs, Mabel Brown, H. R. Spry and C. H. Lain, rendered appropriate music. Mrs. Fisher leaves besides a sorrowing husband, four sons of whom three were present as follows: Dr. Wm. C. Fisher of Prescott, Iowa, who took care of his mother during her last illness. E. C. Fisher of Des Moines and W. W. Fisher of Omaha, the two latter being accompanied by their wives, and Dr. Fisher's wife and three children who had been here. The other son, J. C. Fisher of Kansas, city was unable to be present. Also Mr. O. H. Cook of Salem, Iowa, brother-in-law of the deceased, together with his son Amos attended the last sad rites. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918
Lany Clark, daughter of Susan Corselius and Jeptha Clark, was born in New Jersey, July 22, 1833. She was one of a family of four children, of whom her twin sister, Lydia C. Hart, of Newton, New Jersey, is the only one surviving.
On May 7th, 1857, she was married in Sanderson, New Jersey, to Joseph W. Fisher. To them were born five sons and one daughter, the daughter and one of the sons dying in childhood. In the year 1868, she with her husband and children moved to Salem, Iowa, and from there they moved to Clarinda, Iowa, in 1887, and have made their home in this city since.
As mentioned in our last issue, Mrs. Fisher had a stroke of paralysis at her home in this city a week ago last Thursday and passed away on the following Tuesday afternoon, July 2, aged 68 years, 11 months and 10 days, not regaining consciousness from the first.
Mrs. Fisher united with the Methodist Episcopal church at an early age and was a faithful member until her death. Her life was that of a consistent Christian, a good mother and wife, and through her life always ready to minister to those in need.
Funeral services were held from the residence last Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wi. Stevenson. Music was by a quartet composed of Mrs. Jas. Scroggs, Mabel Brown, H. R. Spry and G. H. Lain. The pall bearers were C. W. Stuart, E. G. Day, M. C. McVay, S. Payton, W. S. Marlowe and. C. O. Clark.
There were present at the funeral three of the four sons, who with the I husband survive her. They are Dr. | W. C. Fisher, of Prescott, who took care of his mother during her illness, E. C. Fisher of Des Moinies, W. W. Fisher of Omalha. The latter two were accompanied by their wives and Dr. Fisher's wife and three children were here.
The other son, J. C. Fisher, of Kansas City, was not able to be present. Mr. O. H. Cook, of Salem, Iowa, brother-in-law of the deceased, and his son, Amos, of Malvern, la., also attended the funeral. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 11, 1912
|Fisher, Mary L. Stone -
Mr and Mrs. Fred Fisher and Mr.and Mrs. Rube Livingston of Gravity, Taylor county, were called home last week by the sickness and death of Mrs. Geo. Fisher, in South Clarinda. Mrs. Fisher was the mother of Mrs. Livingston and Fred Fisher.
Geo. F. Fisher and his children desire to return their sincere thanks to the many kind friends who rendered invaluable service and sympathy during the illness and death of wife and mother, feeling that such debts of gratitude can never be recompensed. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1910
The funeral service over the remains of Mrs. George F. Fisher was held from their home on South Sixteenth street, Saturday afternoon,
Mrs. Fisher had been a great sufferer for many months and her death was not unexpected, although the end came suddenly. The ravages of the great white plague had for years undermined the strong physique of youth and the loving mother spirit which has so long battled bravely with the enemy, was at last overcome and the halo of glory which surrounded her at the last moment told of the great victory won and completely robbed death of its sting and the grave of its victory.
The two children of the deceased, Fred A. Fisher and Mrs. Rube Livingston, although constantly caring for their mother in her worst attacks, and ever watchful of any change in her condition were unable to be present when the final summons came. When it was known that the end was rapidly approaching both children were summoned, but failed to reach her bedside until nearly an hour after her death.
The funeral services were held at the family home Saturday afternoon. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. G. W. Palmer, pastor of the Gravity Methodist church, assisted by Rev. O. M. Pennock, of the Christian church, of this city, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful home cemetery.
A large company of friends gathered at the home to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they had learned to love as a sister. The casket was literally buried in the beautiful floral offerings. The weather was perfectly calm and the words of Rev. Palmer could be distinctly heard from all parts of the crowded lawn, as he spoke from the porch of the residence. His words, of comfort and assurance in the life beyond and his faith in the resurrection of the body and the eternal glory in the life beyond, were as ointment to the sorrowing, bleeding hearts of the relatives left behind.
Mrs. Fisher has been an invalid for over two years, but during this time has had every assistance that medical skill and kind, loving hearts could offer, but the march of the conqueror went steadily on, and it was a disappointment to her two children that they were not permitted to be at her bedside in the final battle.
The services were impressively beautiful. The music was by a mixed quartet from the Clarinda Methodist church and was most touchingly rendered. A large company of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, the pallbearers being her immediate neighbors. The Fisher family has lived in Page county fifty-four years, Mr. Fisher coming to that county with his parents when a boy 14 years of age. They are among the most Highly respected residents of the county and this sorrow is felt in many homes throughout the county where she was known and loved so well.
Mrs. Fisher was born in Irish Grove, Ill., March 28, 1844, and was married to Geo. F. Fisher November 28, 1867. She was a niece of former Judge J. M. Casey, of Ft. Madison, and was a distant relative of Mark Twain. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 11, 1910
Mrs George Fisher died at her home in this city, last Thursday, and the funeral, was held Saturday afternoon. Mr. Fisher has been with his son Fred and his daughter, Mrs. Livingston, since the funeral and he asks that the obituary be held from publication this week so he can confer with the family concerning it. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1910
Mrs. Mary L. Fisher, wife of Geo. F. Fisher, died Thursday, July 28, 1910, at the family home on South 16th street, Clarinda, following a long illness from lung trouble and a complication of diseases.
Mary L. Stone was born at Irish Grove, near Delevan, Ill., March 28, 1844, making her age 66 years and 4 months at the time of her death. Afterwards the family located at Pekin. Ill., and when Miss Stone arrived at young womanhood she came to this city to visit her sister, Mrs. Samuel Baker, and decided to make her home here. On October 28th, 1866, she was united in marriage to Mr. Geo. F. Fisher, and two children are the fruits of this union, Frederick A., who married Miss Bessie Livingston, and Hettie A., now the wife of Mr. Rube Livingston, and both families reside near Gravity, Taylor county, Iowa. Mrs. Fisher was a woman of noble character and a devoted wife and affectionate mother. To know her was to admire her admirable qualities.
A good woman has gone to her last resting place. The funeral was held at her late home Saturday at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Palmer of Gravity, assisted by Rev. Pennock of this city, and a very large concourse of people paid their last respects. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1910
Fisher, Ora A. - son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Fisher, north of the city died at 3 o'clock this morning. Funeral services Saturday at 11 am., at the home. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Dec 14, 1899
|Fisher, Raymond -
DROWNED IN AMBREE RIVER
Relatives have been notified of the death of Raymond Fisher, who was drowned in the Ambree River, England, in an airplane accident, on Oct. 28th. Only one of the three men in the aircraft escaped. Full particulars of how the accident happened are not available. The young man was a nephew of Fred Fisher of this city. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 7, 1918
RAYMOND FISHER DROWNED
Was Aboard an American Naval
Aeroplane which falls into the River Humber in England.
Raymond G. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Fisher, of seven miles south of Villisca, was drowned Monday of last week, the 28 of Oct. when the American naval areoplane, in which he was riding as machinist's mate, fell into the River Humber in England. There were three men aboard the areoplane, but only one was rescued. When it struck the water it caught fire and the burning gasoline spread in all directions.
Mr. Fisher received a message Wednesday morning stating that his son was missing in a seaplane accident which occurred Oct. 28 and that his body had not been recovered.
Thus another of this community's noble young men has laid down his life on the altar of his country. Raymnd was 23 years old. He was an exemplary young man, and the grief home by his relatives is shared by the many friends he possessed. He enlisted July 9 of last year and was a member of the mechanical department of the naval aviation service.
Some of the particulars concerning the terrible accident which cost him his life are contained in the following article which was published in Monday's Chicago Tribune:
Splendid heroism was shown by Lieut R. H. McCann and Ensign G. S. Hodges, both of the naval reserve force, Monday Oct. 28, when an American naval aeroplane fell into the River Humber, aboard it were Ensign Benjamin Lee, pilot; Ensign Garrison, second pilot, and Machinists Mate, R.G. Fisher. As it struck the water it caught fire and the burning
gasoline from its tanks spread in a great circle. McCann and Hodges were in a launch that hurried to the rescue and diving overboard, swam under the water beneath the burning spirits and came up near the wreck. Hodges caught hold of Garrison and plunging him from time to time under the water managed to bring him safe to the launch. He was almost suffocated by the fume of the burning gasoline and protected Garrison as well as he could from the flames with his own body. He was severely burned in doing so. So McCann dived repeatedly into the water in an endeavor to save others in disregard of his own peril. He was unsuccessful, but only desisted when it was quite clear further efforst were uselss. Lee and Fisher are both missing, presumably drowned. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 14, 1918
RAYMOND FISHER DROWNED
Was Aboard an American Naval Aeroplane which Fell into the River Humber, in England.
Raymond G. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Fisher of seven miles south of Villisca, was drowned Monday of last week the 28th of Oct., when the American naval aeroplane in which he was riding as machinist's mate, fell into the River Humber in England. There were three men aboard the aeroplane, but only one was rescued. When it struck the water it caught fire and the burning gasoline spread in all directions.
Mr. Fisher received a message Wednesday morning stating that his son was missing in a seaplane accident which occurred Oct. 28, and that his body had not been recovered.
Thus another of this community's noble young men has laid down his life on the altar of his country. Raymond was 23 years old. He was an exemplary young man, and the grief borne by his relatives is shared by the many friends he possessed. He enlisted July 9 of last year and was a member of the mechanical department of the naval aviation service. Some of the particulars concerning the terrible accident which cost him his life are contained in the following article which was published in Monday's Chicago Tribune:
Splendid heroism was shown by Lieut. R. H. McCann and Ensign G. S. Hodges, both of the naval reserve force, Monday, Oct. 28, when an American naval aeroplane fell into the River Humber. Aboard it were Ensign Benjamin Lee, pilot; Ensign Garrison, second pilot, and Machinist's Mate R. G. Fisher. As it struck the water it caught fire and the burning gasoline from its tanks spread in a great circle. McCann and Hodges were in a launch that hurried to the rescue and, diving overboard, swam under the water beneath the burning spirits and came up near the wreck. Hodges caught hold of Garrison and plunging him from time to time under the water managed to bring him safe to the launch. He was almost suffocated by the fumes of the burning gasoline and protected Garrison as well as he could from the flames with his own body. He was severely burned in doing so. McCann dived repeatedly into the water in an endeavor to save others in disregard of his own peril. He was unsuccessful, but only desisted when it was quite clear further efforts were useless, Lee and Fisher missing presumably drowned." PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 14, 1918
Memorial Services Held
For Raymond G. Fisher
Memorial services were held in Villisca Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in memory of Raymond George Fisher, who lost his life Oct. 28, 1918, by drowning in the River Humber in England when the seaplane on which he was serving as an engineer fell. Rev. E. S. Menoher conducted the
services at the Methodist church. The large room of the church was filled with Raymond's relatives and friends from Villisca and vicinity, Hawleyville, New Market and Gravity. Clarinda relatives were also in attendance. A quartet composed of Miss Fannie Seely, H. C. Lindell and Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Davie sang at the services, an appropriate address was given and the following obituary of the life of Raymond Fisher was read by Rev. E. S. Menoher:
Raymond George Fisher was born October 12, 1896, near Hawleyville. He grew to manhood in the neighborhood of Hawleyville and North Grove. He finished the country school and spent one year in the Villisca high school. He then took a course in the Sweeney Auto School at Kansas
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy July 6, 1917. He was called into the service at the Great Lakes August 17,
1917. December 14, 1917, he was
transferred to the aviation branch
and January 16, 1918, was sent to
Detroit, Michigan, where he worked
at the Packard factory in the Liberty
motor department. February 20,
1918, he was sent to the gunnery
school at Fort Worth, Texas. March
13, 1918, he was sent to Philadelphia.
In a few weeks he sailed from New
York, and April 23 landed in Brest,
France. After a few days he was
sent back to Kilinghome, England,
where the United States had an aviation station. His mechanical ability
was such that he was promoted to
naval engineer on a seaplane. From
the base at Kilinghome the seaplane
assisted in hunting submarines, and
did convoy service.
October 28, 1918, several planes were ordered to join the great fleet as the German fleet was expected to appear for battle. The plane in which Raymond was serving was the first to take to the air. It circled about until the others left the water. In making a turn to take up position for flight, it is supposed the controller stuck or jammed and could not be released before it crashed into the water.
Perhaps no more heroic efforts were shown during the war to rescue than in this case. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher have many letters from friends and comrades in service. With one accord they speak in highest terms of Raymond.—Villisca Review. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 4, 1919
In Honor of Drowned Soldier.
Memorial services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church in Villisca Sunday in honor of one of the Page county boys who made the supreme sacrifice in the war—Raymond G. Fisher son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisher, who live south of Villisca. The young man was drowned in England, Oct. 28, 1918, in an accident with a naval aeroplane. The services Sunday were conducted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, pastor of the church where the services were held. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 28, 1919
|Fisher, Rhoda Streeter -
Mrs. Rhoda Fisher, wife of Jasper Fisher, died at their home in Braddyville, Saturday, Jan. 22, 1916, of paralysis, one stroke of which she had three weeks ago, and another about five weeks before her death. Her maiden name was Streeter. She was born Aug. 13, 1845, at Ravenna, O.; was married at Clinton, O., Jan. 14, 1874, to Jasper Fisher. After their marriage they went to Michigan, where they lived until 1875, when they went to Russell county, Kan.; they came to Braddyville, la., in August, 1897, which place has since been their home. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, two of whom are dead. The surviving children are Jasper W. Fisher of Clarinda, and Mrs. Maude Wilson of Braddyville. There are three stepchildren—Warren Fisher of Kansas City. Mo.; John M. Fisher of Clearmont, Mo., and Frank A. Fisher. She was long a member of the Christian church. Her funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25, at the Christian church, conducted by Elder A. R. Hunt of Savannah, Mo., and interment was in the Braddyville cemetery. Members of the Clarinda Rebekah lodge sent flowers, Mrs. Fisher having been a member of that Rebekah lodge, which flowers were much appreciated by the family of the deceased, and for which they thank the Rebekahs. The surviving husband, children and stepchildren with the exception of Frank A. Fisher, were present at the funeral. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916
Rhoda Fisher nee (Streeter), was born in Revenna, Ohio, Aug. 13th, 1845, and died at her home in Braddyville, la., Jan. 22nd, 1916, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 9 days. When about 18 years of age she went to Michigan, where she spent about 5 years, then returning to Ohio. She was united in marriage to Jasper Fisher in Port Clinton, Ohio, Jan. 14th, 1874. To this union four children were born, two surviving her, the others having gone on before to the better land. She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bunker Hill, Kans., about 25 years ago. 16 years ago she became a member of this congregation. She leaves a husband, two children, twenty-eight grand-children, eight great grand-children, together with a host of friends. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev A. R.Hunt, assisted by Rev Knolls of the M.E. church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Braddyville cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916
|Fisher, Sarah Luella Newsam -
Mrs. F. L. Fisher who has been suffering with cancer for some time passed away Saturday Nov. 30th at her home. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, one son Fred and two daughters, Mrs. Lela Hellburg and Mrs. Glenna Williams, also four grandchildren, a mother Mrs. Newsam and two sisters Mrs. Susie Cummings of Villisca, and Mrs. Inez Glascow of Forest Lake, Minn. Two brothers Sherman and Emit having preceeded her in infancy. The funeral took place from the family home Monday Dec. 2nd at 2:30 P. M. Interment in the North Page Cemetery. Those present from a distance were Mrs. Maud Pope and daughter Hazel and Miss Inice Creager from Grelton, Ohio. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918
Sarah Luella Newsam was born Jan. 10th, 1863 in Page Co., Iowa. Her girlhood was spent on the farm where she was born. At the age of 17 she confessed Christ as her Savior and became a member of the United Presbyterian church at North Page on the same day that her future husband also made the good confession.
On the 13th of March, 1883, she was married to Frank L. Fisher with whom she lived for nearly 36 years on a farm near her early home. Three children blessed this union; Frederic L., Ethel Glenn and Lela Merle. These are all married and live in the North Page neighborhood. About 15 months ago the malady which eventually resulted in her death was noticed. Strong efforts were made to stay the hand of disease, but after months of cheerful, patient suffering, her bright spirit took its flight from the worn body on Nov. 30th, 1918. A husband, a mother, two sisters, a son, two daughters and four grand children survive her. A host of friends mourn the loss of this quiet gentle woman who will be missed so much in the home and in the church, but we rejoice to know that it is so well with her in that home where there is no more pain and all is joy.
Her funeral services were conducted at the Fisher home by her pastor, Rev. W. F. Graham, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, Dec. 2nd, and her body was laid to rest in the North Page cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 5, 1918
Fisher, Thelma - Word comes from Fort Morgan, Colo., of the death on Wednesday night, April 1st, of little Thelma Fisher, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fisher. The child had but recently gone through a siege of the measles from which she never fully recovered, and this with other complicated ailments which followed is supposed to have caused her death, which came suddenly and was a great shock to the family. Little Thelma would have been two on the 14th of the coming June. The family moved from this city to Fort Morgan last September, accompanied by Mr. Fisher's father and sister, Grace. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 7, 1908
A letter from the family of Art
Fisher at Ft. Morgan, Colo., states they
sustained the death of their two year
old daughter, Thelma, April 1st, from a
cold following the measles. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 9, 1908