Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell
Hobson, Cal, Mrs' MOTHER -

Mrs. Cal. Hobson was called to Salem, Iowa, to attend the funeral of her aged mother, who died from pneumonia last week. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 14, 1904

Hobson, Calvin -

For sometime past it has been well understood among the relatives and friends of Mr. Hobson that his days on earth were numbered and very short, as he was failing quite rapidly. At the time his wife died he seemed to rally and there was for a few days a hope entertained that he would recover sufficiently to be around as usual, but this was not to be and he gradually grew worse from day to day until death came to his relief at 8:15 o'clock last evening. In this great affliction the family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends and
the public generally. The funeral will be held from the residence next Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m. conducted by Rev. Maclean, pastor of the Presbyterian church of which Mr. Hobson was a member. The obituary will appear next week. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 28, 1904

The funeral services of Calvin Hobson were conducted last Sunday by his pastor, Rev. Maclean, and there were present a very large concourse of friends. The services were in charge of the members of Warren Post, G. A. R.
Mr. Hobson was born at Salem, Henry county, Iowa, November 4, 1845, and died at his home in Clarinda October 27, 1904. Although but a boy he enlisted in 1883 and served until the close of the war at which time he received an honorable discharge.    He was married May 10, 1856, to Lydia M. Brown. Three children were born to them, Charles S. and Clinton, who live in Clarinda and are well known as successful business men and Mrs. M B. Gates, who lives in St. Joe, Mo.  Mr. Hobson had lived in Clarinda for about 23 years and was well known here as an upright and honorable citizen, having the confidence of all his associates. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
It is rarely the case that circumstances of such peculiar sadness come into the experience of a family as has been the case with the Hobsons.  Within a very short time both the parents have been taken away, the mother proceeding the father to the better land only a few days ago, so that the breaking up of the family has been so sudden as to make it doubly sad.   The children have lost the blessings and councils of devoted parents, and the citizenship of Clarinda has suffered a serious loss in the removal from their midst of two such excellent people.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 1, 1904

Calvin Hobson died at the home of his son, Chas. Hobson, October 27,1904, aged 58 years, 11 months and 23 days, from dropsy. Mr. Hobson was born in Henry county, Iowa, where he resided for many years, and in 1863 enlisted in the civil war, serving until the close. May 10,1865, he was married to Miss Lydia M. Brown and three children were born to them, all of whom survive him. About twenty-three years ago the family located in this city and have since made this their home, where they won many friends. The children have the sympathy of all in this bereavement, the mother having been laid to rest only a few short days before. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Maclean, the G. A. R. post having charge of the services. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 27, 1904




Hobson, Esther -

Esther Hobson. The sympthy of the whole community goes out to Mr, and Mrs Clinton Hobson in the death  of their only child, Esther, which occurred Friday evening last at the family residence two miles southwest of town.  The cause of the death was pneumonia.  On Wednesday preceding, the child had slight symptoms of cold.   On Thursday the symptoms were more pronounced, but no alarm was felt. Suddenly on Thursday night she grew seriously ill, and on Friday evening the little one passed away in her mother's arms while tbe father was gone to a neighbor's for assistance.
Esther Hobson was born July 12, 1904, and died February 1, 1907, aged 2 years, 6 months and 20 days. She was a child of unusual promise and attractiveness, a sweet spirited, bright minded, loving hearted [---] one. Although still so young she could repeat a great number of scriptural tests and sing verses of some of the simple gospel hymns. Her first text was, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God " This was made the text of the address at the service Monday afternoon. She could sing two verses of "Blessed assurance Jesus is mine." This hymn was also sung at the service. She seemed full of natural piety, and lived her brief years as God's own little angel is an earthly home. "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Tbe funeral was to have taken place Monday afternoon, and friends gathered to perform the solemn service. Mrs. Hobson's mother was expected on the morning train from Oai? ; then on the afternoon train, but through some failure in the train connections did not arrive. The religions service was held at the appointed time, but the burial was delayed so that the grandmother might see the mortal remains of the little one which she loved in life, though she had never seen her. The interment will likely take place this afternoon. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 5, 1907


Hobson, Lydia M. Brown -


Well Known Resident of Clarinda Dies While in St. Joe—Funeral this Afternoon
Mrs. Calvin Hobson, whose maiden name was Lydia M. Brown, was born in Salem, Iowa., February, 18, 1837 and died in St. Joseph, Mo., October, 9, 1904.
She was married to Mr. Hobson, May, 10,1866, and removed with him to this city a little more than twenty-two years ago, where she has won for herself high esteem among a large circle of friends.
Mrs. Hobson was a woman of retiring disposition and of deep, clear, earnest piety. She was born and brought up in a Quaker home. Her disposition and qualities of spiritual life were typical of her early faith. Quietness and genuine Godliness were characteristic of her relying life. And her deathbed witnessed to the peace of God within her soul and to the confidence of one who knew Him. Death to her was going home. For many years before her death she was an earnest and faithful member of the Presbyterian church.
She leaves her husband, who is now in very precarious health, and three children, Charles, Clinton and Etta, and several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss and cherish her memory. Her mother died only a few months since, and her father two years ago.

The funeral took place this afternoon from the family residence on 15th street conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. N. Maclean, and the Woman's Relief Corps of which she was a member. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 11, 1904

Mrs. Cal Hobson died Sunday, Oct. 9, 1904, at St. Joseph, Mo., where she had gone for treatment for sleepy paralysis. She had been sick for several weeks and for some time before her death was perfectly helpless. Her age was 67 years, 7 months and 21 days. Miss Lydia Brown was born in Salem, Iowa, where she was reared to young womanhood. May 10,1866, she was married to Mr. Calvim Hobson and later on resided in Maryville, Mo., and Hamburg, Iowa. In 1883 they located in this city, and during their residence here she has endeared herself to all our people by her kind and womanly disposition and Christian spirit. A good woman has gone to her long home. The remains were brought to this city Sunday evening, and the funeral held at the home Tuesday at 3 p. m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. Maclean, assisted by the Woman's Relief Corps, of which she was a member. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 13, 1909


Hockett, Lydia J. -

Mrs. Lydia Hockett's Death. The many friends of Vinton S. Hockett, who until about a year ago was a resident of this county in the neighborhood just east of Clarinda, will be grieved to learn of the death of his wife, Lydia Hockett, Monday evening, February 11th.   The   Corning Free-Press contains the   following short sketch of Mrs. Hockett's life:     "Mrs. Lydia J., wife of V. S. Hockett living a short distance north of Carl died on Monday evening at 5 o'clock of consumption after a  lingering illness, aged 31 years, 2 months and 7 days. The deceased was born in Linn county, Iowa, and from there moved to Clarinda a number of years ago and about a year ago the family moved to this county and settled near Carl. Besides the husband she leaves three small children without the fond and needed care of a mother.   The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the M. E. church at Carl conducted by Rev.  E.  Durant.   Interment in  the Carl cemetery.   Mr. Hockett,  who is almost a stranger in this county, has the sympathy of all in his sad bereavement."
Mr. and Mrs. Hockett were well known here and were very highly esteemed in the neighborhood from which they moved last spring. The friends and neighbors who were so sorry to lose Mr. and Mrs. Hockett from the community at that time, will now sympathize sincerely with the bereaved husband. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 19, 1907


Hodge, Matilda -

Mrs. Matilda Hodge died Saturday at her home near Hawleyville, following a long illness from Bright's disease, aged 75 years to a day. The funeral took place Sunday from the home.   PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 18, 1910   


Hodgen, William Leeman -

Obituary, William Leeman Hodgen - A William Leeman Hodgen, son of Isaac and of Isabel Hodgen, was born December 7th, 1839, Washington Co., Penn, and departed this life December 15th, 1914, at the age of 75 years and 3 days, His father was a native of Cork, Ireland, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He received academy and college training, and was married to Miss Mary E. Hartman, November 22nd, 1865. To this union were born four children. One died in infancy, and the following, with the widow, survive him. Mrs. Myra H. Root, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; William M. Hodgens, of Nebraska City; and Mrs. Martha Davis, of Nebraska City. He was the tenth child of eleven children, of whom but one survive him, namely, his brother, Robert, of Washington, Co., Penn.     
He lived in Washington Co., Penn., until 1873, when he brought his family west, and settled on a farm near College Springs, Iowa. This was his home until four years ago, when he moved to Braddyville, which has been his home since then.
He was carefully reared in the belief of the United Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, and died firm in the faith of a Christian. He was a true husband and father, a kind neighbor, and leaves many friends who join with his loved ones in mourning his departure.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Braddyville, December 18th, and were conducted by Rev. Roy W. Thomas, pastor of the church. The interment was in the Braddyville cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 24, 1914


Hoffman, Darrell Clarence -

Darrell Clarence Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Hoffman, died Tuesday, March 26, at the age of ten months and twenty-six days, at their home on East Washington St. Three sisters and two brothers survive. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 p. m., Rev. M. M. Cable officiating. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 28, 1918

Darrell Clarence Hoffman, son of Mr and Mrs. Clarence B. Hoffman, died Wednesday morning, March 27, 1918, at the family home on East Washington street. The child was born May 21, 1917. The funeral services will be conducted at the family home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. M. M. Cable officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 28, 1918


Hoffman, Henry L. -

Died on the 23d of December, 1905, near Shambaugh, Henry L. Hoffman, aged 77 years, 4 months, 8 days. He was born in Lancaster county, Pa., August 15, 1828. On August 5, 1852, was married to Barbara Beery, who died May 20, 1855. And was married again August 4th, 1859, to Magdalein Good, who with four sons and two daughters, survives him. All were at his bedside the last few days he lived. Two sisters also survive him.
In 1864 he came to Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of five years, which were spent in Jasper county, Mo.
He was a faithful member of tbe Mennonite church for 50 years or more, although in past years he has not had the privilege of attending the church of his faith. But he was always found firm in his belief.

Funeral services were held from the home by Rev. Newcomer. Internent in Butler cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 29, 1905


Hoffman, John B. -

John B. Hoffman. From a telegram, followed by a letter from A. F. Beal, at Long Beach, Calif., to William Orr, information has been received here of the death of John B. Hoffman, at Long Beach, Sunday, Dec. 24, 1916. Mr. Beal wrote that he saw Mr. Hoffman ten days before his death, and that Mr. Hoffman then appeared to be well. Mr. Hoffman formerly lived in Clarinda, and before that on a farm in Page county. He has been a heavy land owner in Morton township, Page county, and also has owned land in Washington township. He was a man of strict integrity. One of the proofs of this was in connection with his taking a heavy burden on himself in relation to an insurance company in Cedar Rapids in an early day, when Mr. Hoffman sold a farm not only to stand his own losses but those of others to whom he felt morally indebted. He is survived by his widow.

CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 4, 1917

Word has been received from Long Beach, Calif., telling of the death of John B. Hoffman on December 24th, 1916. No particulars as to his death were given. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 4, 1917


Hoge, Mary J. -

Mrs. Mary J. Hoge died Monday evening at her home south of the square, after many years of invalid life. She was apparently as well as usual until about four o'clock, when she gradually became weaker and passed away. Word was sent to her children living in the west, and arrangements for the funeral have not been completed at this time. Further particulars will be given later. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 17, 1904

Mary J. Hoge.  
Mrs. Mary J. Hoge was born in Pennsylvania and came with her parents to Iowa when but a small child.  She was a resident of Clarinda for many years until her death Monday evening, May 16, about five o'clock, at the age of 61 years. For seven long years she was not able to leave her chair, and during the past winter was confined to her bed. She leaves three sons, one living in Illinois, and Willis Hoge, of Kansas, who came to attend his mother's funeral, and Hon. M. Hoge, of Loveland, Colo.  A niece, Miss Anna Hamblen, of Washington, la., also came to attend the funeral. Rev. Dill conducted the funeral services at the home yesterday atternoon, after which the body was interred at the Covenanter cemetery. Mrs. Hoge 'was a member of the Covenanter church during her childhood days and for a number of years, although at the time of her death was a member of the U. P. church of this city. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 20, 1904

Mrs. Mary Hoge, who has long lived just south of the Page County bank, died Monday night. She had been an invalid for many years but in apparent usual health until a few hours before her death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 19, 1904

Hogg, W.D. -

W. D. Hogg, a former resident of this place, but of late years living at Blockton, was accidently shot at his own home last Sunday morning. It is thought that he suffered a paralytic stroke, and that the gun was discharged as he fell. A sister, Mrs. J. C. Dugan, lives in this vicinity, besides his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Elton Burr, and two sons, J. R. and Clarence Hogg. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 30, 1920


Hogue, Elizabeth Bonner - Mrs. Elizabeth Hogue died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. D. Cullison, after a short illness The remains were taken to Keosauqua for interment, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Cullison. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 13, 1905

Mrs. Elizabeth Hogue died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. D. Cullison, and her remains were taken this morning to Keosauqua, Iowa, where the funeral services will be held tomorrow. Mrs. Hogue was quite aged, aud during the past three years had made her home in Clarinda with her daughter. Obituary will appear in Friday's issue of the Herald. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 11, 1905

Mrs. Elizabeth Hogue, whose maiden name was Bonner, was born in Green County, Ohio, April 30, 1819. Died April 10, 1905. Married to James Hogue April 1842. Came to Iowa in 1844, locating in what is now VanBuren County, where she resided until the death of her husband in 1886. Since which time she lived with her children, spending her last days with her faithful daughter, Mrs. E. D. Cullison.
There were born to this union, Samuel C. Hogue, who now lives on the old home farm in VanBuren county, la., Mrs. Geo. W. Duffleld, of Denver, Colo., Mrs. E. D. Cullison of this city, Miss Eva C. Hogue, of Los Angeles, Calif.
She was laid to rest in the Bether Cemetery on old home farm, where her husband and parents are resting.
She was a faithful member of the M. E. church, having united with it at the early age of 13 years. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 18, 1905