Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell
Osborn, Melvina W. Merriam -

Melvina W. Merriam was born in Mexico, New York, January 14, 1842. When fourteen years of age the famil residence was changed to Oswego, where the little girl was educated and grew to womanhood. In 1865 the family moved to a new home beyond the Mississippi, locating in Des Moines county, Iowa, twenty miles north of Burlington. There the subject of this sketch became the wife of John W. Osborn, and after residing there for six years they came to Clarinda, where they have lived for nearly thirty years.
To them were born four children, viz: Jesse B., Mrs. Lovina Fisher, Delia Ellen and William L., of whom all are living except the first named.
The family are well known and have many friends. Their home was an ideal one, like unto a wayside shrine, where, tired of the heat and glare of day, the home ones, together with friends and neighbors, might lay aside their burden of worry and care, and find rest and cheer.
About two weeks ago Mrs. Osborn was stricken with paralysis, and later with peritonitis, and passed into the beyond on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 a. m.
Away back in the halcyon days of girlhood she had become a member of the M. E. church, and continued faithful unto the end.
The funeral services were held at the family residence, cor. 12th and Garfield streets, on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, assisted by Rev. J. T. Hunter. John Keener, Ora Keener, Mr. Haight and Ernest Stirk furnished the music, and A. B. Saum, John D. Jones, W. E. Stevens, A. J. Marley, J. F. Skinner and Sam Gorman acted as pall beaers. Interment in city cemetery.
Mrs. Osborn had membership in the famous organization known as "The Daughters of the Revolution." She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the Eastern Star, and at one time she was a member of the New York Sanitary Commission, an organization yet gratefully remembered by its beneficiaries, who wore the blue and fought for the eternal right.
She was a good woman. A good, Christian woman. No grander tribute than this can be offered by human tongue or pen. Her life work is ended, but she is not dead, she has simply "Taken her lamp and gone to bed; we stay a little longer, as one stays to cover up the embers that still burn." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 13, 1907

Mrs. William Osborne died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock after a brief illness, many of her friends not even knowing that she was in danger. The news came as a severe shock to the community, for Mrs. Osborn has been a resident of this city for more than thirty years and was highly respected by all.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home on east Garfield street, Rev. J. W. Abel, her pastor, having charge of the services. Mrs. Osborne's obituary will be given at length in Friday's issue of the Herald. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 10, 1907

Mrs. J. W. Osborn died suddenly early Sunday morning, at her home in southeast Clarinda, following an operation for bowel trouble. She had been poorly sometime. She was 65 years old and had lived in this city many years. The funeral took place at 2:00 Monday, conducted by Key. Able, the Eastern Star lodge and the Relief Corps paying their departed sister high tribute. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1907


Osborn, William Lewellen -

Miss Delia Osborn of Idaho Falls, Idaho, arrived in our city Sunday, having been called here on account of the death of her brother, Wm. Osborn. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916

The sympathy of a host of friends has gone out to a family suddenly bereft of one of its members, through the passing away of William Lewellen Osborn, a former Clarinda boy and young man.   In recent years Mr Osborn lived in Missouri.   He came to Clarinda last week on account of the critical condition of his health, which was such that he was informed by physicians that he   could   not live without a surgical operation, and had only the slightest chance to survive if such an operation was performed. He last Friday underwent the operation with bravery, realizing its serious import, and a few hours later was dead.   He was the son of John W. and Melvina Osborn;  was born in Clarinda, April 23, 1881.   He attended the Clarinda schools and   grew to young manhood, in this city.   He married Miss Barbara Murry in Lincoln Nebr., Dec. 23, 1906.   His mother long since preceded him to the grave. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Melvin, of Conception Junction, Mo.; his father, John W. Osborn, and sister, Mrs. W. C. Fisher, in Clarinda, and another sister, Miss Delia Osborn, of Idaho Falls, Ida.  Among the relatives here for the funeral was Miss Osborn.   The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Fisher, conducted by Rev. W. C. Williamson, D.D., pastor of the United Presbyterian church. The pallbearers were C. E. Shockey, W.   W.   Dalrymple,   Lewis Abbott, George Kryselmire, Martin Rahn and Curt Hines. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916

William Lewellen Osborn was born in Clarinda, la., April 23rd, 1881, being the son of our well known contractor J. W. Osborn. His death occurred at the Kennelworth hospital, on September 8th, 1916, after an operation, which was performed as last resort to save his life, having been seriously ill for some time, with some trouble in his side.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and five year old daughter, of Conception, Mo., his father, J. W. Osborn, and two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Fisher and Delia Osborn of Shelley, Idaho, all were present at the funeral.
The funeral was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. C. Fisher, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson. Music was furnished by a quartette consisting of Guy Lane, Mrs. Scroggs, Amy Chiles and Chas. Keeran. The pallbearers were selected from his boyhood friends, Martin Rahn, Lewis Abbott, Kirt Hines, C. W. Shockey William Dalryample and Gteorge Kryselmier. Interment was made in the city cemetery.
He leaves many friends who extend the hand of sympathy to the family, having grown to manhood here going through the Clarinda public schools and starting here to make his living. He went from Clarinda to St. Joseph, where he worked for some time, going from there to Conception Junction, Mo., where he was married and made his home on a farm where he lived till his death.

The ultimate cause of his death was from a bursted intestine, which had been injured last summer while plowing. The plow struck something in the ground and the handle struck him in the side. At the time he thought nothing of the accident but his side had troubled him several times since. He had been employed at heavy work till a week before his death. He was taken ill on Sunday afternoon shortly after dinner and grew steadily worse. Dr. Fisher was called to his home in Conception Junction, and on arriving decided to bring him to Clarinda for an operation as the last resort, hoping to save his life. He died in a short time after the operation. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916

Wm. Osborn of Conception, Mo., was operated on at the hospital last Saturday morning. The doctors opposed the operation but Mr. Osborn requested that it be done. It was found that there was an acclusion and the bowel had ruptured above this, thus making it so that he could live but a short time. He died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock and was buried Sunday afternoon in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1916



Osborn, William N. -

The community was greatly shocked Saturday morning by the news of Will Osborn's sudden death at 1 o'clock that morning at his farm home four miles northwest of Clarinda. Mr. Osborn had been in ill health for two years with stomach trouble but had been in his usual health until within a few hours of his death, having been able to come to Clarinda on Thursday just preceding his death.
William N. Osborn. was born in Kentucky, August 28, 1843, but grew to manhood in Indiana on his father's farm. The year he became of age, 1864, he with his father and the rest of the family came west, making the long trip from Indiana to Page county by wagon. Will settled here and has ever since made his home right near. Clarinda, while his father after making this his home for some time went down into Missouri and lived there until his death in 1892.
After coming to this county Mr. Osborn was married to Miss Hannah Britt, a sister of the late Mrs. W. E. Kile, and this good woman with two sons and two daughters survive the beloved husband and father. One of the sons, Harry, lives at Braddyville, while the other, Bert, still lives at home. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Stella Leighton, resides in Taylor county, and Miss Irene at home.
The deceased was a devout Christian, having long been a member of the First United Presbyterian church, the services of which the family have attended for many years, driving the four miles from their country home. Will Osborn was a good man and his dealings always characterized him as a man of spotless integrity. He is survived by two brothers, one living at Golden, Colo., and the other in Old Mexico, and by a number of half brothers and sisters in Missouri.

The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. P. Nesbit, of College Springs, conducting the service. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 11, 1909


Osborne, Lewis -

Mr. Lewis Osborne died at the hospital for insane Wednesday night of pneumonia. He came here from Montgomery county, but formerly lived in Council Bluffs, and was about sixty years of age. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 22, 1904


Osborne, Lois L. Hays -

Lois L. Hays, the subject of this notice, was born in Page county, Iowa, December 27, 1884. She died near Coin, Iowa, July 31, 1910 at the age of 25 years 7 months and 3 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. B. A. Osborne, November 9, 1904. To this union was born one child, Lucile.
The funeral services were held at The Church of God, Shambaugh, August 2, 1910 conducted by Rev. W. B. Kelley, and the interment was in the Davis cemetery.
Mrs. Osborne leaves to mourn her early departure, her husband and little daughter, Lucile, father, mother, two sisters, four brothers besides a number of relatives and friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1910





Osburn, Caroline -

Mrs. Caroline Osburn, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Carleton, near Hawleyville.   Obituary next week.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 11, 1912

Caroline Osburn was born September 15, 1829, in Warren county, Pennsylvania, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carlton, in Page county, Iowa, on January 8, 1912, at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was educated in the public schools of her native county and at the Ladies' seminary at Jamestown, N.Y.

She was united in marriage to the late William Osburn, of Malta, O. March 26, 1856. Of this union three daughters were born, all of whom were present during the last illness and death of their mother. These daughters are Mrs. R. H. Carlton, Mrs. S. S. Kendrick and Miss Almeda Osburn.
Mrs. Osburn was converted in early life and united with this Methodist church, remaining a member of that church up to the time of her death. In her home and church she she set an example of a quiet, devout, Christian life.
The funeral services were conducted on January 9, at the home of Mrs. Carlton,   by Rev.    G. W. Maine, at one time her pastor, and the interment took place to North Grove cemetery.

Servant of God, well done Thy glorious ramparts past. The battle's fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1912

Mrs. Caroline Osborn died Jan. 7 at her home north of Hawleyville, aged 82 years. Services were held in this city the following Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Carlton and interment Oak Grove cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1912



Osgood, Charles -

Mrs. Eva Kimball yesterday received a letter from George Osgood giving the particulars of his father's death at Alameda, Cal, last Saturday, mention of which was made in Tuesday's Herald. Mr. Osgood had, been ill for two weeks, being unable to lie down at all, and compelled to sit upright in a chair.  His son was absent on a visit but as he was considered better George was telegraphed not to cut his visit short. The end came very suddenly. Mr. Osgood was talking with his wife Saturday morning, stopped suddenly in the middle of a sentence, gasped a couple   of times and was dead. George did not get home until afternoon, too late to see his father alive.   During his last illness, he was able to walk around the house all the time, but while the family realized that he was in a very serious condition the end came altogether unexpected. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1902

The sad and unexpected news was telegraphed to Mrs O. A. Kimball of this city Sunday from Alameda, Calif, that Chas. P. Osgood had just died. The announcement sent sorrow through the hearts of many people here where himself and family had lived for years. Coming here a young man early in the '60s from New Hampshire, in company with O. A. Kimball, the two opened a lumber yard and followed the business for many years, finally poor health induced them to sell out, and early in the '80s Mr. Osgood removed his family to California for the benefit of his health. He was greatly relieved from his ailment, stomach trouble, but finally had to succumb. A host of friends mourn his death and extend sympathy to the family. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 27, 1902

The following notice of the sudden death of Chas. Osgood is taken from the Alameda, Calif., Daily Encinal, of Feb. 24th: "Charles P. Osgood died on Saturday at his home, 2100 Alameda avenue. Deceased was a native of New Hampshire, aged 67 years. He had long been an invalid and death was due to heart disease. He leaves a widow, Mrs. C. Lydia Osgood, and also one son, George Osgood. The deceased had resided here for fifteen years and was a retired merchant. The funeral took place from the residence this afternoon, and was under the auspices of Oak lodge of Masons, of which deceased was a member. It was well attended and floral emblems were many and beautiful." Mr. Osgood was for many years a member of the Masonic lodge of this city, passing all the offices thereof, and was also a member of the Knights Templar degree. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 6, 1902

Mrs. Eva Kimball received a telegram Sunday stating that Chas. Osgood had died at his home in Alameda, Calif., Saturday, the 22nd. No particulars were given. Mr. Osgood was formerly in partnership with Mr. Kimball in the lumber busines in Clarinda. He moved to California in 1883. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 25, 1902



Osgood, Warren Abbott -

There are probably but few residents of Page county who will remember Warren Abbott Osgood, who lived here in the early seventies. From a Suncook, N. Hampshire newspaper we learn of his death, on February 14th, 1917, in Allentown, N. H., where for six years he had been the oldest man in the town, and as much entitled to carry the "Boston Post Cane," In 1868 Mr. Osgood married Miss Alice M. Owens of Page county, who died three years later, and with two children now lies beneath the sod in the silent city north of Clarinda. In 1873 he was married to Endora S. Trusedale, who died in 1913, and four children survive, Rossini E. W. Osgood, Mrs. Maude A. Robbins, Mrs. Rose L. Burroughs and Warren T. Osgood, also seven grandchildren. George B. Osgood of Alameda, California is a [end of article] CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 8, 1917


Osterholm, Oscar's BABY BOY -

A boy babe was born to Mr. and Mrs Oscar Osterholm Monday, but survived only a few hours when the Death Angel called it home. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 26, 1905

The infant child born to Mr. and Mrs Oscar  Osterholm Monday, died in the evening of the same day. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1905


Otte, August -

August Otte met  a terrible death Monday evening, about four miles northwest of the city.  While out in the harvest field with other help putting up grain, angry clouds and a high wind threatened a bad storm.  The parties driving the team of five horses drawing the harvester started to unhitch about five o'clock to quit.  The animals became frightened ran away, August, who was near by shocking the grain, attempted to stop them but missing his reach for the reins at their heads was thrown to the ground and the large master-wheel of the   heavy harvester passed over his body about the middle of his waist and crushed the bones beneath it.  He was killed instantly, giving only a gasp or two after his brothers reached him.  August was a young man about 24 years of age, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Otte, and was unmarried.   He was a very quiet, steady and industrious young man, highly respected by all who knew him, and his tragic death is deeply mourned. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock yesterday at the home of his parents.  There were 103 teams in the procession. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 23, 1903

His Team Hitched to a Binder Became Uncontrollable During Last Night's Storm and Ran Away.

Gus Otte, living north of town, was killed yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, in a runaway. He was operating a binder and during the storm, the four horse team became frightened and started to run away. His little brother was on one of the lead horses and in an effort to stop them, Otte ran ahead and caught the horse the boy was on, by the bridle. The animal was very much frightened and threw him to the ground and while they were running, one of the wheels of the binder ran over him, killing him almost instantly.
He was a son of Wm. Otte, living on Wall Street, but was working on the farm of his grandfather, Henry Otte, which is located about one-half mile north of the German church. He was a young man about twenty-two years old and was well thought of in the community in which he lived. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Henry Otte; interment at the German church. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 21, 1903

Mr. and Mrs. John Groeling were called to the home of Wm. Otte northwest of the city, Tuesday morning, by the tragic death of August Otte the evening before, by being crushed to death under a harvesting machine to which was attached a runaway team of five horses. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 23, 1903


Otte, Charlotte -
Charlotte Otte was born September 18th, 1832, and died March 23d, 1912, at the home of her son,
Frank, in Douglas township. She was aged 79 years, 7 months and 5 days. The funeral was held on
Tuesday at the German church, conducted by the German pastor, Rev. C. H, Jaebker. [date?]

  Mrs. Charlotte Otte, wife of the late Henry Otte, died March 23 at the family home northwest of the city, aged 79 years last September.    Mrs. Otte was a native of Germany and with her husband located northwest of this city in 1857 where they accumulated a large land estate and reared a large family. The funeral was held Tuesday at 11 a. m. in the presence of a large presence of people and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery  near the Lutheran church.   PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 28, 1912


Otte, Henry - Henry Otte, one of the early settlers of Page county, died Friday night at his home northwest of the city. He was one of the large land owners of the county. The funeral took place yesterday from his late home. He was 83 years of age. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 16, 1911



Otte, Mary G. -

Mrs. Mary G. Otte, wife of Wm. Otte living northwest of the city, died Saturday morning, April 28, 1906, after severe suffering from a cancer with which she had been afflicted for several years. She was 58 years of age, and a sister to Mr. John Groeling of this city, and Mrs. Lee Roberts. A bereaved husband and five children are left to mourn her untimely death. The funeral took place Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the German Lutheran church, of which she had long been a consistent and faithful member, conducted by Rev. Sepka in the presence of a large assemblage of sorrowing friends. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 3, 1906

Mrs. Mary Groeling Otte, wife of Wm. Otte, died at the farm home five miles north of Clarinda, Saturday morning between four and five o'clock after suffering acutely two weeks from a cancer which had been troubling her more or less for a long time. Mrs. Otte was fifty-eight years of age and had spent much of her life in this county. She is survived by her husband and five children, Henry, Robert, George, William and Rosa. Her death is mourned also by two brothers and two sisters, of whom two live in Nebraska, while the others, Mrs. Lee Roberts and John Groeling live here.
The funeral was held this forenoon at ten o'clock at the German Lutheran church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Sepka. Mrs. Otte was a faithful member of this church and was a true wife and mother. Her affliction has been great but she bore it patiently and is now gone to her reward. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 1, 1906

Otte, Othilie Groeling Sierp Roberts -

Mrs. William Otte.
Mrs. William Otte passed away at her home on E. Nishnabotna Street, at 2 p. m. Saturday, July 14th, the cause being heart trouble arising from an attack of lagrippe last winter. The services were held Monday noon, from St. John's German Lutheran church in Clarinda, conducted by the pastor Rev. Otte Nieting, interment being in the Immanuel cemetery northwest of town.

Othilie Groeling was born in Sheboygan county, Wis., Dec. 23, 1856, the only child born in America of a family of seven children, the others all born in Germany before the family came to this country. Her father's name was John Christian Groeling. In 1857 the family left Wisconsin, coming to Des Moines county, Iowa, and in 1867 came still further west, settling in Page county. Here she was married to Frank Sierp, and they lived in Douglas township for several years, spending two years in Nebraska and a short stay in Missouri, but back again to Douglas township. Five children are still alive, Mrs. Julia Fastenau, Mrs. Anna Thompson and Carl Sierp near Clarinda, Mrs. Emma Malmberg of Des Moines, and Fred Sierp living in Indiana. After Mr. Sierp's death, she was married to Quincy Lee Roberts, who died in 1908. In 1911 she was united in marriage to William Otte, and their home has been on E. Nishnabotna Street where she recently passed away. Two brothers survive, John Groeling of Clarinda and Herman Groeling of Verdigre, Nebr., both of whom were present at the funeral, as were all the children, besides three nieces, Mrs. Tillie Alexander of Knox county, Nebraska, Mrs. Mary Forman of Creighton, Nebr., besides Mr. and Mrs. Frances Malmberg of West Point, Ia. The daughter's husband, Mr. Harold Malmberg was also present at the funeral. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 19, 1917

Mrs. William Otte.
Mrs. Othilie Otte, wife of William Otte, died at their home in Clarinda. Saturday, July 14, 1917.   Her death attributed to heart trouble.   Mrs. Otte's maiden name was Groeling. She was born Dec. 12, 1856, in Sheboygan county, Wis.   In 1857 she was taken by her parents to Des Moines county. Iowa, and ten years later came to Page county.  In 1874 she was married to Frank Sierp.   Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sierp, one of whom, Edward Sierp, died at Seymour. Ind.; the six surviving are Mrs. Julia Fastenau,   Carl   Sierp,   Mrs. Anna Thompson, Henry Sierp, Mrs. Emma Malmberg, and Fred Sierp.   In 1903, Mrs. Sierp was married to Quincy Lee Roberts, who died in 1908.   In 1911 she was married to William Otte, who survives her.   Among other surviving relatives are two brothers, John Groeling of Clarinda and Herman Groeling who resides in Nebraska.  The funeral took place Tuesday, with services first at the home and then at St. John's Lutheran church in this city, with intennent in Immanuel Lutheran cemetery in Nodaway township.   The officiating minister was Rev. O. Neiting, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 19, 1917


Otte, Paul's INFANT SON -

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Otte, which was born Monday evening at about 7 o'clock and died Tuesday morning, was buried Wednesday morning in the Lutheron Inmanuel cemetery. Mrs. Otte, who was very ill, is much better at this writing. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 20, 1919

Ottman, Dorthy -

Baby Drowned in Wash-Boiler.
Wednesday evening of last week, at about five o'clock, as little Dorthy Ottman, daughter of J. Ottman and wife, living about four miles east of Rock Port, Mo., was playing around a wash-boiler about half filled with water, the little girl fell into the receptacle and was drowned before she was discovered or could be rescued by her parents. The child was two years old. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 24, 1909


Overholzer, Mrs - Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, are in the city today, having reached here last night from Grand River where they were called last week by the death of their daughter Mrs. Overholzer, who was foully murdered. The case was a very sad one and Mr. and Mrs. Clark, who are well known here have the sympathy of all. They return tonight to their home in Nebraska. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 19, 1906


Overman, Elijah, Mrs -

Wm E. Stipe went to Villisca Saturday night and on Sunday attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Elijah Overman, at that place. Mrs. Overman died Thursday night, aged eighty-nine years. She was one of the pioneers of Montgomery county, having moved there with her husband from Ohio sixty years ago. Mr. Overman was the owner of a large tract of land close to Villisca, having gained title to it from the government. The family has been prominent in the affairs of Villisca and Montgomery county. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 2, 1906


Owen, Arthur -

The funeral of Arthur Owen was held Friday afternoon, Sept. 28th, in Hawleyville, at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. O. Douglas, and he was laid to rest in Hawleyville cemetery. Death occurred in the hospital at Council Bluffs, where he had gone for treatment. Arthur was one of our Page county boys, having been raised here, being thirty-three years of age at time of death, which was from a cancer of the stomach and allied complications from which he had been a sufferer for two years past. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ida Burwell living north of Hawleyville and Mrs. Rosa Winger who lives in the west, besides three brothers; Thomas in Council Bluffs, Manford Owen and Harvey Owen, besides his mother; his wife, who was formerly Miss Bertha Baker, and one child named Inez.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 4, 1917

Arthur Owen, who was born in Page county, near Clarinda thirty-three years ago, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1917 at his home in Council Bluffs, of cancer of the stomach. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Inez, 8 years old, by his mother, Mrs. George Owen, three brothers, Manfred and Thomas of Council Bluffs, Harry Owen, and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Winger of Brush, Colo., and Mrs. J. O. Burwell of Nebraska township, all of whom were at the funeral, which was held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Hawleyville, Friday, at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. E. O. Douglas of New Market. Burial was in the
Hawleyville cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 4, 1917

The funeral services of Arthur Owen who died of cancer at his home in Council Bulffs, last Wednesday, were held from the Hawleyville church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by the Rev. E. O. Douglas. Interment in the Hawleyville cemetery. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and one daughter, a mother, two sister Mrs Ora Burwell and Mrs. Roy Winger of Brush, Colo., and three brothers Thomas Owen of Council Bluffs, Manford Owen, Harvey Owen of Fullerton, Nebr besides a host of friends and relatives. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 4, 1917


Owen, Bessie -

Mrs. Bessie Owen, wife of Thos. Owen, died at the home four miles northeast of this city, Monday, Nov. 30, after a lingering illness from consumption, aged 20 years, 11 months and 20 days. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her death. The funeral took place Tuesday at 11 o'clock a.m., from the church in Hawleyville.

PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 3, 1908


Owen, Carrie Addie Werts -

Carrie Addie Werts was born in Taylor County, near Hawleyville, la., October 2, 1879. Died at her home in the same county only a few miles from the place of her birth, October 25, 1908, aged 29 years and 23 days. She was united in marriage to Eugene Owen, March 1, 1898. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive her. She also leaves a husband, father and mother, two brothers, D. W. and J. W. Werts, two half brothers, T. A. and G. H. McAIpin, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Dora Western and Mrs. Frank Hunter. In her youth she united with the Hawleyville M. E. church, and at the time of her death she had been a member of that communion for about fourteen years. From the time of her conversion until the multiplied duties of motherhood and the increased cares of home prevented, she was faithful in the work of both church and Sunday School. "Her sun hath gone down while it is yet day." The twilight and shadows of evening closed about her at noontide. The one clear call that will sooner or later come to each one of us came to her when the needs of the home and loved ones seemed the greatest; but she went out from earthly life out from all that it contained that was so dear to her, without repining, leaving her loved ones and her unfinished tasks in the hands of Him" whom she knew was making "all things work together for good to them that love Him." She had premonition that for her the end of earthly life was near, but this thought had in it no element of fear nor dread. She was sustained by a hope that had for its foundation implicit faith and trust in a risen, living glorified Savior. Hers was a hope that maketh not ashamed, a hope that could not fail, for it was a hope to which she had been begotten by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. As she went down into the valley and shadow and stood at the portal of death, she looked forward with confidence to an immediate entrance into "an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away." In her last hours she was soothed and sustained by an unfaltering trust, and as the twilight shadows deepened into the darkness of the night of death, she launched out on the uncharted sea of eternity, confident that, as she crossed the bar, she would meet her pilot face to face. "Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark; For though from out our bourne of time and place,
The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.''
The funeral was held at the Hawleyville M. E.  church Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p. m.   The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Louis Watson of New Market, assisted by the writer.                       Willis A Wells CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 30, 1908

Mrs. Carrie Owen, wife of Eugene Owen living north of New Market, died Friday evening, Oct. 25, as a result of child birth. The babe survives and is said to be doing well. It is indeed a sad affair for a life to be given up for the life of another, but such instances are very rare and ones does well to consider that "He doeth all things well." Mrs. Owen was about 30 years of age, a highly esteemed lady among her acquaintances, and all deeply regret her untimely taking away. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death. The funeral took place Tuesday at 2 p. m„ at Hawleyville, conducted by Rev. Wells. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 29, 1908


Owen, George W. - Geo. W. Owen died at his home in Nebraska township Monday, after an illness of about a week from pneumonia aged 64 years. George was one of the early settlers of this county, and served his country during the struggle of the '60s for the preservation of the union. He was a kind hearted man and a friend to everyone. The funeral took place at two o'clock yesterday from the home, and the old soldiers of Warren Post conducted ceremonies at the grave in Clarinda cemetery where his remains were laid to rest. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn hs death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 19, 1906

Death has again claimed one of our old and highly respected citizens in the person of George W. Owens, who after a brief struggle with that much dreaded disease, pneumonia, died April 16, 1906.
Mr. Owens was born in Brown county, Ohio, July 22, 1843, and when twelve years of age, he moved with his parents to Indiana. He enlisted in the 75th Infantry July 25, 1862, and was honorably discharged June 8, 1865. The record he made in the army was a credit to him and to his family. On September 2, 1867 he was married to Miss Mary A. Edmonds and to this union seven children were born; Thomas G., of Clarinda; Maybelle, who died in infancy; Manford J, of Council Bluffs; Harvey W., of Fullerton, Neb; Mrs. Anna Burwell and Mrs. R. Winger, both of Clarinda. All living children were present at the funeral.
The funeral services were held on April 18,1906, at two o'clock at his home five miles northeast of Clarinda and were conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, pastor of the Methodist church. The remains were laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery, where special services were held by the G. A. R.
Mr. Owens was a man, who by his everyday life and honest, conscientious discharge of the duties of citizenship, commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him, and in his death Page county loses a good and worthy citizen. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 20, 1906


Owen, Harold Martin
Harold Martin Owen, the two weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Owen, died at the home of his parents in this city, Saturday night, April 19, 1919.
The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass. Hymns were sung by a mixed quartette consisting of Mrs. H. C. Hawley, Miss Eva Limebaugh, Otis Lucas and Rev. Snodgrass.
Burial was in Clarinda cemetery. Mrs. Will Brandon, mother of Mrs. Owen was here from Corning attending the funeral. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 24, 1919


Owen, L.P. -

L. P. Owen died April 29, at the home of Line Griffith in East Clarinda, aged 32 years, 8 months and 21  days. The funeral was held Sunday. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1909

L.P. Owen died April 29, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Line Griffith, in this city, aged 82 years, 8 months and 23 days, having entered this life August 6, 1876. He was unmarried. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, Sunday afternoon at the Griffith home. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1909


Owen, Mary A. Stewart -

Mary A. Owen died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. McKnight, in the 83d year of her age. The funeral took place Monday at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Abel. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 11, 1907

Mrs. Owen Buried Monday. Mrs. Mary A. Owen died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. McKnight, in south Clarinda. The funeral was held at the home Monday at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, and the remains interred in the Clarinda cemetery. The maiden name of the deceased was Mary A. Stewart. She was born in Trumble county, Ohio, June 18, 1823. Her parents died when she was a baby and friends took her with them to Brown county, Ohio. There she met James C. Owen, whom she married in 1843. Mr. and Mrs. Owen came to Page county in the spring of 1865, where Mr. Owen died in the year 1867. Nine children were born to this union, five sons and four daughters, of whom three sons and daughters survive. Mrs. Owen was baptized into the M. E. church at the age of sixteen and has been a member ever since. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 9, 1907


Owen, Mary A. Edmonds -

Mrs. Mary A. Owen died of a complication of diseases at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. O. Burwell, at Hawleyville, Monday, Jan. 6, 1919. She was born Aug. 26, 1847, at Brazil, Ind., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edmonds. When a child she came with her parents to Page county, Iowa, and with them settled on a farm about two and one-half miles northeast of Clarinda. She was married in 1867 to George Owen who died thirteen years ago. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, as follows: Thomas Owen, Council Bluffs; Harvey Owen, Fullerton, Neb.; Mrs. Roy Winger, Brush, Colo.; Manford Owen and Mrs. J. O. Burwell, Hawleyville. One son, Arthur Owen, died at Council Bluffs, and a daughter, Maybelle, died in childhood. The late Mrs. Owen became a member of the Christian church when she was a child. The funeral of this good woman, who nearly all her life lived near Clarinda, was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Burwell, Hawleyville, conducted by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass, pastor of the Christian church in Clarinda, and burial was in the Clarinda city cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 16, 1919

Mary A. Edmonds Owen.
Mary A. Edmonds was born at Brazil, Ind., Aug. 26th, 1847 and departed this life January 6th, 1919, at the home of her daughter, Ida Burwell, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 17 days.
She was married to George W. Owen Sept. 26th, 1867. To this union were born seven children. Her husband died thirteen years ago, also two children, May and Bell, who died in infancy, and Arthur V. who died a year ago.
She leaves to mourn her departure five children, Thomas G. of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harvey W. of Fullerton Nebr., Rosa Winger of Brush, Colo., Ida Burwell and Manford J. of Hawleyville, also eight grandchildren. All of the children were with her to the last. She united with the Christian church when a child and in later years, with the Methodist church, of which she died a member.    Funeral  services  were conducted from the Burwell home in Hawleyville and interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 16, 1919

Mary Edmonds Owen
Mrs. George Edmonds Owen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Burwell of Hawleyville Monday Jan. 6th. Funeral services were conducted from the Burwell home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass of Clarinda and interment was made in the Clarinda Cemetery. The obituary will be printed next week. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 9, 1919


Owen, William Wesley -

William Wesley, son of James K. and Mary Owen, was born in Brown county, Ohio, April 26, 1846. When but a small boy he came with his parents to Indiana, and after a few years' residence there they removed to Bureau county, Illinois. There he was united in marriage to Melissa Hoskins and in a few years thereafter they came to Clarinda, landing here about 1880.
To them were born nine children, two of whom died in Illinois and two in Clarinda. Those who survive are Grant W., Coin, Iowa, Lottie Muller, Maude Damewood, and Fred, of St. Joseph, Mo., Joseph H., Atlantic, Iowa. Mrs. Owen died in this city eleven years ago and on February 27, 1902, the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Frances Grandstaff, of St. Joseph, and in a short time thereafter they moved to this city, where they have since made their home. To this union were born two children, Roy, aged seven and Lucile, aged six years.
Mr. Owen was in good health until about two years ago, when he submitted to an operation for abscess on the liver, and since then has been quite feeble. Recently be purchased a home in east Clarinda, and in the labor incident to the moving and repairing of the place, he overtaxed himself and brought on a relapse. His last illness dates from last Friday, and on Wednesday, June 8, at 9:50 a. m., he peacefully passed away.
He had been a soldier for the Union, serving in the 148th Illinois infantry.
For about twenty-five years he had been a member of the United Brethren church of this city, and was at one time a member of the official board. Funeral services will be held in that church on Friday, June 11, at 2 p. m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. George J. Cornford. Interment in city cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 9, 1910

Wm. Owen died last Thursday morning at his home in southeast Clarinda, from blood poisoning following a surgical operation. He had been in poor health a long time. He was 62 years of age and had been a resident of this city many years. The funeral took place Friday afternoon. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 16, 1910



Owens, Wm, Mrs -

Mrs Wm Owens died about noon today, at her home in east Clarinda. She had been sick some time from dropsy and heart trouble. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 1, 1899

Oxley, Lawrence
Mr and Mrs. Frank Lister attended the funeral of her brother-ln-law, Lawrence Oxley, at Siam Sunday. The funeral was held in the M.E. church. His remains were entered in the Shearer cemetery. Mr Oxley was visiting his brother, and while standing by the side of a baling machine his coat caught on the belt and he was draggged into the machinery. Mr Oxley was a merchant in Hopkins. We are in sympathy with all who mourn the loss. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1918