|Page County, Iowa obituaries|
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|Michael, Grandma -
|Michael, John S.'s CHILDREN -
Killed by Lightning.
Two children were buried at Red Oak last week who formerly lived there, and who were killed by a lightning stroke while sitting in a tent near Exira, which is north of Red Oak. The father named John S. Michael, and five children, were taking a ride by wagon from their home in Sedalia, Mo. They went into the tent as a storm was coming up, accompanied by a man who had been talking with them, when a lightning stroke hit the tent and rendered all members of the party unconscious. The father was one of the first to come to, and did what he could to revive other members of the party; but two of the girls, aged 12 and 6, were dead and could not be revived, A small scorched place at the case of the skull was the only mark that could be found on either of those who were killed. All the people were sitting in a row on the ground when the lightning struck. The people of Exira raised a purse of $160 for the bereaved family, and the undertakers of the town combined to furnish the box and casket for them to be buried in at Red Oak, alongside the grave of their mother who was buried there when the family lived in Red Oak in 1913. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 24, 1915
Mick, Levi, Mrs - Mrs. Levi Mick, of New Market, who is about sixty years old, suddenly died Wednesday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis. She was in the New Market Bank, transacting business, when the sudden call came.CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 7, 1904
|Middaugh, Charles -
Chas. Middaugh has been killed by Fin Whitnah who stabbed him with a knife was the report circulated in the city late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. It seems that a crowd of wayward young men were drinking in the evening and a fist fight occurred in the city between the two men over an old grievance. They were parted for fear of arrest, and Fin and Charley decided to go outside the city limits and settle the affair. Their companions. Ford Miller, 'Doc' Hoskins. Wm. Damewood, Cal McGinnis of this city and Jas. Woodward northwest of here, were to accompany them to see the affair through. A livery team was hired and they went out between 12 and 1 o'clock near the cemetery where they wore to prepare for the struggle in the highway. It seems to have been agreed that each should be searched for weapons and while some of them were going through Charley's pockets offensive language was being used and Charley struck Fin a heavy blow with his fist, when the latter, supposed to have had his knife in his hand at the time, struck a desperate overhand blow at Charley, the knife entering the side of the neck severing the jugglar vein aud passing downward under the collar or chest bone and penetrating a lung. Charley staggered a short distance and fell to the ground and expired in about five minutes. It is said there was a gash at the back of his neck and his vest cut in front, and Fin has a gash in the upper part of his limb, but none know how it happened as it was done so quick. Some of the boys remained while others went for a docter, and Fin gave himself up to the officers and was lodged in jail. Charleys's parents and relatives were at once notified of the affair. The coroner was called but did not reach there to have the body removed until five o'clock Sunday morning. What an awful condition it is. One young man's life gone out; another languishing in jail to reflect over his awful deed five others left to brood over the horrible deed to which they were eye witnesses, during the remainder of their lives and which they might have prevented had their heads been clear of the vile stuff. It is a sad terrible affair and shows what whiskey drinking is liable to lead to when indulged in. It should be a lesson to others given to gulching down the infamous stuff to gratify a morbid taste in the hope of having a "good time." Fin is about 28 years old and the son of Mrs. Joseph Whitnah, in north Clarinda, whose head is bowed in deepest grief over her wayward son who might have been a useful man and her joy and comfort. Charley was about 24 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Middaugh, north of the city, whose hearts are broken at the tragic death of their only child. He also leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely taking off. The funeral took place at the home at two o'clock Monday, conducted by Rev Fisher, in the presence of a very large number of relatives and sympathizing friends and his remains laid to rest in the city cemetery near where his life blood ebbed away. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 20, 1904
Mr. and Mrs. John Middaugh and the many relatives of their son Charley desire to tender their sincere thanks to the friends who rendered aid and sympathy following his tragic death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 20, 1904
|Middaugh, E.J., Mrs -
Mrs. E. J. Middaugh passed away
March 1, 1921, at the home of her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. Boone, 322 East Grant street, at
the age of 78 years and 2 months. She
was born in Columbia county, O., Jan.
1, 1843; was united in marriage to
Thomas Middaugh, Jan. 19, 1865. She
was the mother of seven children, two
of whom are deceased. Those living in
Clarinda are Mrs. J. G. Boone and
|Middaugh, Ed's FATHER -
Ed Middaugh received word Monday that his father had died at Clearmont, Mo., of cancer.
CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 16, 1902
Middaugh, Mary E. Fisher - Mrs. Mary E. Middaugh, wife of John Middaugh, died at her home northwest of the city Saturday afternoon, following a long and painful illness from an internal cancer, aged 58 years, 3 months and 21 days. Miss Mary E. Fisher was born in Bucyrus, O., and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fisher, and came to Page county in 1855. September 11th, 1876, she was married to John Middaugh and to them one child was born, Charles, deceased. Mrs. Middaugh was a woman highly respected and her death deeply mourned. The funeral was Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. T. Fisher, assisted by Rev. C. M. Pennock. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 11, 1910
The Reaper of Death,
|Mienhart, Charles -
Charles Mienhart's Body Found. The Journal has received the following for publication: "Ernest Steeve , received a message Tuesday morning of last week giving the information that the body of Charles Mienhart, the brakesman who was killed in a recent Burlington Route train wreck near Kansas City was recovered the day previous. Searching for his body had been going on for two weeks and the search was at last rewarded. The engine was buried in an embankment twenty-five feet and was covered to the top with quicksand. Trestles were built across the cavein, the engine raised, and sand pumped day after day in search of the body in the quicksand. When the engine was raised the body of the fireman came to the surface at once. That was the first of last week.
|Mier, Albertine Kirchhoff -
The funeral of one of Page County's pioneer citizens and one who was highly esteemed, was held Oct. 18th, from St. Paul's Lutheran church in Yorktown, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. E. Schroeder. The remains were laid to rest in Summit Cemetery, north of Yorktown. The following excellent obituary was read at the funeral services.
Milbank[s], Samuel - Samuel Milbank died from paralysis Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Burch, near Clearmont, Mo. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of the daughter. Interment was at Braddyville. The deceased would have been 69 years of age, next month. He was born in England in 1847. He came to America when seventeen years of age. His wife, who[se] maiden name was Rebecca Yendal, has been dead for about ten years. They lived in the vicinity of Braddyville for about twenty-five years. He is survived by four sons and one daughter, Thomas Milbank, near Clearmont, Mo., Charles Milbank, of near Braddyville; B. R. Milbank, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Jacob Burch, near Clearmont, Mo.
Samuel Milbanks was born in Dartfield, England, about 69 years ago, coming to this country at the age of 17 years old, in the year 1872, he was married to Rebecca Yendell and to this union was born 5 children: Mrs. Lucy Burch and James Millbanks of Clearmont, Thomas and Charley of Braddyville, and Ben of Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Millbanks passed away at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucy
Burch near Clearmont, Mo., on Monday evening at twenty-five minutes
past eight o'clock. Funeral services
were held at the home of his daughter
on Wednesday at two o'clock, eonducted by Rev. Calhoun of College Springs.
|Milbourn, Louisa Mulkins -
Mrs. Louisa Milbourn, formerly of Page county, aunt of Isaac Mulkins of East River township, is dead. It was the custom of Mr. Mulkins to go to visit his aunt twice each year, and this practice he kept up for eleven years. As she was long an invalid this act of kindness must have given her much cheer. The Journal has received the following obituary of Mrs. Milbourn: "'Louisa Mulkins was born June 14, 1833 at Muncie, Ind. She died Sept. 2, 1919, at Amazonia, Mo., age 86 years 2 months and 18 days. On July 8, 1860, she was united in marriage with John Milbourn. To this union were born seven children, five of these and the husband having preceded her to the better land. She is survived by two children, Mrs. W. M. Sollars and Tine Milbourn of Amazonia. Mo.; also eight grandchildren. She was an old resident of Iowa, having lived near Clarinda several years. She was a sister to the late Samuel Mulkins, he having preceded her in death several years ago. Her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mulkins, were present at the funeral services. She was in poor health for several years, but had been a patient sufferer. She has many friends and relatives in and around Amazonia, where she will be greatly missed. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 11, 1919
|Milhone, Frank's INFANT -
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Milhone were called to mourn the death of their infant babe, Sunday, at their home east of the city. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1913