Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell
Pointer, John M. -

Death Outwits Divorce Plea. Fate has been the deciding judge in a suit for divorce started last Week by Adda M. Pointer, of New Market, Iowa, against her husband, John M. Pointer.
The defendant in the suit owned a half interest in a hardware store at New Market and was prominent in the business field of that community.
In her petition the plaintiff alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and asked $200 temporary alimony and $3000 permanant alimony together with other benefits which the court, might deem equitable in the premises.
Death barely waited for the sheriff to serve notice of the suit on the defendant, Mr. Pointer passed away suddenly on Sunday.
The couple were married at New Market, on December 22, 1901, and two children, a boy aged 17, and a girl, aged 10 were born to them.— Bedford Republican. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 29, 1917


Pointer, Rena's DAUGHTER -

Mrs. James Hughes and her sister, Mrs. Henry Myers who was visiting from Lebanon, Kas., were called to Bellville, Kas,, Monday by the sudden death of a daughter of their sisters, Mrs. Rena Pointer, and are expected to return the last of this week.

PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 6, 1912


Poley, Margaret Butler -

When on last Wednesday evening, Dec. 24th, word went out over our city that the illness of Margaret Butler Poley had terminated fatally, an expression of deep regret went up from the host of friends to whom she had been most dear. Yet with this regret came the feeling of thankfulness that her long suffering had ended, and she had passed to the better land, where there is no more sickness, no more suffering, no more death.
What has been a great loss to us has been her greatest gain, and now another voice has been added to the choir of the Church Triumpth, who day and night chant the praises of the Redeemer. She was too well known to need that her virtues should be sung, yet one point in her lovely character deserves more than a passing mention. It was her "patience." For the last two years especially, she has been a sufferer, having undergone two surgical operations, and the last three months has been confined to her bed with that dreaded disease of the kidneys, Bright's disease, yet through all this no word of complaint, no murmur of discontent passed her lips. She bore the dispensation of her heavenly father with meekness, patience and resignation. One more point in her favor must not be passed by, and that was that she rarely, if ever, spoke ill of anyone. A close intimacy and friendship of years has impressed this upon my mind.
She was a devoted mother, a loving sister, a kind and affectionate daughter and friend. Nothing so comforting as the recollection of her devotion to those she loved, nothing so sweet as the abiding influence of her gentle and pure character, and her worthy example.
Happy even in their tears beside the new made grave are those who can lay such a mother, such a sister, such a friend, down to their last repose.
"I cannot think of her as dead
Who will walk with me no more; Along the path of life I tread,
She has but gone before."    

Mrs. Poley was a Clarinda girl, having been born in Clarinda and most of her life has been spent here; from    a   beautiful girlhood she grew up to a still more beautiful womanhood.
Her education.was   received in the Clarinda schools and Callanan college.   She was a woman of musical culture and intellectual attainments.    A most finished musician, she was always ready and willing to lend her talents for the enjoyment of her friends.
The funeral was held from the old home on Chestnut street last Saturday, December 27th, at eleven o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Wilson, of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. Woodard of the M. E. church, and the P. E. O. sisters with their beautiful and impressive services.
Music was furnished by the male quartet, composed of Messrs. Lankart, Keener, Glen Foster and Otis Lucas. The pall bearers were friends from the social circle in which she moved, Ed F. Rose, A. F. Galloway, J. M. Rumbaugh, G. L. Gillespie, Dr. Mackin and G. W. Richardson.     The   floral offerings
were most elaborate and beauitful. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Joseph, who is in the U. S. navy on the battleship Kansas, and unable to come home. The hearts of the entire community go out to Joe in this, the greatest loss that can come to a boy. May God comfort him in his hours of deep sorrow.
Five brothers and four sisters are also left to mourn her loss, one brother, Charles F., and four sisters, Mrs. J. J. Schneider, Mrs. J. B. Sullivan, Dr. Carrie B. Collier and Miss E. B. Westcott, were with her during her last illness, and with loving hearts and tender care did all in their power to smooth her last hours.
She was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery by the side of her father and mother, Captain and Mrs. Jacob Butler, the interment being private. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 1, 1914


Pollock, Jane Brownlee -

Mrs. Jane Pollock.
Mrs. Jane Pollock, widow of James Pollock, died at her home in Douglas township, Page county, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1916, in the seventy-eighth year of her age. She had lived in that township for forty-six years. She was a great church worker and a very hospitable lady. Her funeral was held at the home, Tuesday, and burial was in the North Page cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 20, 1916

Jane Brownlee Pollock.
Mrs. Jane Pollock, who was one of the pioneers of the north Page community, died Saturday evening, Jan.
15th, 1916, at 9:15. Mrs. Pollock has been an invalid for almost three years.
At time of her death she was 78 years, 7 months and 13 days of age. Jane Brownlee was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, June 2nd, 1837. She was the daughter of Ebenezer and Ann (Mitchell) Brownlee, of Pennsylvania.
When her father died in 1858 the widow and family moved to Mercer county, Ill., where the mother died
in 1863, prior to her marriage she was one of the successful school teachers of that section of Ill. She joined the United Presbyterian church at the age of 16 and lived true to her faith during her life, and was a great worker in the church. She was married to James Pollock, March 3rd, 1864, and resided in Illinois until 1865 when they moved to Benton county, Iowa, where they lived three years, coming from there to the farm owned by M. B. Walker. In the fall of 1869 they moved to their farm in Douglas township where they lived 46 years. She was always ready to entertain her friends or the stranger within her home. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Hugh St. Clair, Katherine Brownlee, who resides in San Diego, Calif, a nephew, Harry Brownlee, who made his home with her for several years and was like a son to her and serveral other near relatives, and a host of friends. Mrs. M. M. St. Clair, a niece from Fort Collins, Colo., attended the funeral which was held on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 18th, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. P. Gibson. Interment was made in North Page cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916

Mrs. Jane Pollock was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, June 2nd, 1837, and is the daughter of Ebenezer and Ann (Mitchell) Brownlee, natives of the state of Pennsylvania, and of Scotch lineage. The father died in 1845, and in 1858 the widow and children, removed to Mercer county, Ill., where the mother died in 1863. Mrs. Pollock was well educated and was a successful teacher previous to her marriage. Mrs. Pollock joined the United Presbyterian church when she was 16 years old in Ohio, and always lived true to her faith, and her work in the church was known to all. She was married to Mr. James Pollock March 3rd, 1864 and lived in Mercer county, Ill., until 1866, when they removed to Benton county, Iowa, where they remained three years, at the end of this time they came to Page county and lived on the farm now owned by M. B. Walker. In the fall of 1869, they moved to their farm in Douglas township six and one-half miles southwest of Villisca and one-half mile east of North Page school house, where they lived for 46 years. Mr. and Mrs. Pollock have entertained all the old friends who happen to pass this part of the country. Mrs. Pollock was more than an ordinary woman, strong mind, with great influence in the community and beloved by all. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 20, 1916

In The Journal of last week brief reference was made to the death of Mrs. Jane Pollock, widow of James Pollock. Since then the following special correspondence concerning Mrs. Pollock has been received at this office:
Mrs.   Jane   Pollock,   one   of the pioneer residents of North Page community, died Saturday evening, Jan. 15, 1916, at 9:15 o'clock.  Mrs. Pollock had been an invalid for almost three years. At the time of her death her age was 78 years 7 months and 13 days. Jane Brownlee was born in Guernsey county, O., June 2, 1837. She was the daughter of Eberezer and Ann (Mitchell) Brownlee, natives of the state of Pennsylvania.  Her father died in 1858. The widow and children moved to Mercer county, Ill., where the mother died in 1863.   Prior to her marriage she was one of the successful school teachers in that section of Illinois.   Mrs. Pollock joined the United Presbyterian church when she was 16 years old, and had always lived true to her faith during her entire life.   Her work in the church was always known to all. She was married to James Pollock, March 3, 1864, and resided in Illinois until 1865, when they moved   to Benton county, la., where they resided three years, when they came to the farm now owned by M. B. Walker, in Nodaway township, Page county.   In the fall of 1869 they moved to their farm in Douglas township,   Page county, where they lived forty-six years. Mrs. Pollock was always ready to entertain her friends or the stranger within her home.   She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hugh St. Clair—Katherine Brownlee—who resides in San Diego, Calif., and was unable to attend her funeral on account of the severe weather and long distance; also her nephew, Harry Brownlee, who was like a son to her, and several other nieces and a nephew. A niece, Mrs. M. M. St. Clair, of Fort Collins, Colo., attended the funeral. The funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 18, at 2 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. P. Gibson.   Interment was in the North Page cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 27, 1916




Pollock, John -

John Pollock died Monday at his home southwest of the city, from apoplexy. He was an old resident of this county. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 17, 1904

Mr. John Pollock was born in Ireland, and entered into rest at his home in Harlan township, Page county, la.Tuesday morning, Nov. 15,1904, in the 79th year of his age.
His last illness resulted in a stroke of apoplexy and of about three weeks duration.
Mr. Pollock came to America when a young man and resided for several years in Pittsberg, Pa. For nearly forty years he has bean a resident of Iowa, and the great part of this time in Page county.
He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Margaret Donahue, of Pittsburg, Pa. To them were born a son and a daughter, viz.: R. J. PoIlock who with his family, resides in Harlan township, honored and respected in the community. The daughter Mary, is the wife of J. F. Martin, of Clarinda, and they have a family of sons and daughters, all worthy and highly asteemed by all as are also the parents.
In early youth Mr. Pollock made a profession of his faith in Christ, uniting with the Reformed Presbyterian church of which he remained a faithful member until death. Has was ever punctual in attending all the ordinances of God's house in which he had great delight.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence of the deceased by Rev. J. W. Dill, pastor of the family. The remains were interred in the cemetery at the Covenanter church. A very large assembly of friends and neighbors attended tha funeral, manifesting the high teem in which Mr. Pollock held by those who know him.

Our friend could say with apostle, ''For me to live is for me to die is gain." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 18, 1904

Mr. John Pollock
was born in County Dairy, Ireland, about 79 years ago and came to this country where he has been a resident for about sixty years. He lived on a farm about 4 miles southwest of town where he died last night, his death resulting from apoplexy. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock at the residence. Rev. Dill will conduct the services. Obituary will appear in Friday's issue . CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1904



Pollock, Wilbur Leslie -

Wilbur Leslie Pollock was born in Harlan Township, Page county, la., Oct. 18, 1897, and died at College Springs, la., July 2nd, 1914. Age 16 years, 8 months and 14 days. He was the sixth child of Mr. R. J. and Mrs. Anna E. Pollock and belonged to a family of seven children. Three brothers, Charles, Frederick and Frank and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Stoops, Mrs. Lulu Hale and Olive Pollock.. All of whom survive Wilbur and mourn his sudden departure from them. Wilbur attended the public school of College Springs and graduated from the High School in the class of 1914 and expected to go to college this fall. He was the first of his classmates to be called home. Wilbur united with the College Springs United Presbyterian church Apri1 10, 1910, and was a member of this congregation and of the Young People's Christian Union at the time of his death. With three of his companions he went bathing in Crystal Lake last Thursday evening, while wading around in the water, he slipped into a deep place and was drowned.. Every effort was made to rescue him, but it was not until the body had been an hour and a half in the lake that it was recovered. An attempt was made to revive him but the spirit had taken its flight and the body was taken to his stricken home. The entire community has been saddened by this accident and most profoundly sympathize with the family. Wilbur was a good boy, upright and manly in his conduct, bright in his studies, industrious in his habits, and gave promise of developing into a manhood that would have been an honor to his family. His early departure is mourned by his family, his schoolmates and his many friends. The funeral services were held in the United Presbyterian church on Sabbath at 3 p. m., the Pastor, Rev. J. P. Nesbit, preached and was assisted by Rev. Enoch Hill Rev. A. R. Mumford and Rev. McConoghey, of the Harlan Reformed Presbyterian church, and the remains were laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 9, 1914

The funeral services of Wilbur Pollock, who was drowned last Thursdav evening in Crystal Lake while bathing, was one of the largest held in the city for years, the floral offerings were beautiful, the casket was literally loaded with the choicest and most expensive cut flowers, thereby showing the love and esteem in which he was held by his many friends. The pall bearers were Archie Anderson, Floyd Walker, Geo. Garrett, Cloy Caskey, Loyd Whipp and Lisle Farquhar. The music was most beautifully rendered by a quartet composed of Miss Kate McDougal and Chlo Farquhar, David McDougal and Clark McLean. Miss Emma McDougal presiding at the organ. The most profound sympathy is felt by the whole community for the family. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 9, 1914


Pond, Charley - Charley Pond, who has been an inmate of the hospital, died Thursday and was taken to his home in Corning, Iowa, Friday, where he was buried. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 3, 1910


Pond, S.P. -

S. P. Pond Dead.  
Chicago, Feb. 26. -W. T. S. White, president of the Clarinda Poultry, Butter & Egg Co., received a wire from Keokuk yesterday announcing the death of his father-in-law, S. P. Pond. The deceased was 79 years old and had been in feeble health for some time. The funeral takes place tomorrow at Keokuk.

S. P. Pond was the pioneer egg shipper and packer of the west. He began business in Keokuk in 1857, establishing S. P. Pond & Co., which was later incorporated as the S. P. Pond Co. His first shipments were to New Orleans before the war. He packed the eggs in boxes of oats and wheat, and sent men along to sell them.
Mr. Pond's business gradually grew and the S. P. Pond Co. has had an unbroken history from his small beginning in Keokuk. He built up the largest egg shipping and packing enterprise in the west. It is not too much to say he was the father of this industry, which has grown to such great proportions.
Mr. Pond leaves five children, Charles S. and Thomas H. Pond, both in the the company at Keokuk. There are three daughters, Mrs. W. T. S. White and Mrs. Drake, of Chicago, and Mrs. Decker, of St. Louis. Harry T. Pond, of New York, is a nephew of the deceased.—Chicago Produce News. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 4, 1909


Pond, Sarah E. -

Mrs. Sarah E. Pond Dies in Pa.
Mrs, Sarah E. Pond, mother of Mrs. E. T. Farrens of Clarinda, died at her home in Beaver Centre, Pa., Monday morning. Mrs. Farrens left Clarinda Monday afternoon for Beaver Centre.      
Mrs Pond was 79 years old. Mr Pond died four years ago. Mrs. Pond lived in Clarinda two years in 1878-79. She expected to return here to live with Mrs. Farrens, her only living daughter, about April 1st. Burial was in Springboro, Pa. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 1, 1917

Mrs. E. T. Farrens, Monday morning received a telegram announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. W. H. Pond, at Springboro, Penn., a short time before and went that evening to be present at the funeral.
Mrs. Farrens had last week received intellegence of her mothers serious illness and been told to be in readiness for further word. Failing to receive this, she became hopeful and was very much shocked when she was handed the telegram announcing her death. Mrs. Pond lived in Clarinda a number of years ago and will be remembered by many people in this city. Mrs. Farrens is the only living survivor of the family, the father, brother and sister having preceded the mother in death, the sister passing away last summer. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 1, 1917



Pontious, Russell M. -

Norwich, la. Boy Died From Wounds at the Battle Front.
A telegram received Saturday from the War Department at Washington by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pontius of Norwich confirmed their worst fears in regard to his death. The telegram reported his death on May 3, due to "wounds received in action."
Russell M. Pontius lived as a boy in Norwich, where he was industrious, learning the trade of a horseshoer. He went to Aberdeen, S. Dak., from which point he enlisted in the regular army, being a member of Co. B, U. S. Infantry at time of his death, the particulars of which the government does not state. The message from the government would have been received sooner except for an error in his address on the government roster of soldiers, where he was recorded as being from Norwich, La., and his death was so reported in the daily papers of May 12th. Failing to hear from Washington, and being fearful, some of the relatives wrote to Washington, where further investigation was made and the telegram sent last Saturday as above explained. Besides his mother and father, Russell leaves six brothers and sisters, one sister being Mrs Homer Williams of Clarinda. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 30, 1918

A military funeral under the auspices of the American Legion of Shenandoah will be held in Norwich Sunday afternoon for one of their companions, Russel Pontius, whose remains have been returned by the U.  S. Government from France.
The remains of the young soldier were returned to Norwich the middle of last week. It was at first intended to hold the funeral Sunday, but the storm of Saturday caused a change in plans, and next Sunday was chosen instead. The young soldier was the son of Mrs Bessie Pontius, whose home is east of Norwich on the John Lawson farm.
Russel M. Pontius would have been 26 years of age had he lived until now, having been born in 1895. With Co. L, of the 168th Infantry Regiment he received his early military training at Mobridge, S. Dak., going from there to New Jersey with the rest of the Division and went across in February 1918. Upon reaching the other side, he was transferred to Co C. of the same regiment and for a time did horse shoeing, that being his trade. He was then transferred to Co. D. and was with the company at the time of their first engagement, May 3rd, 1918, when young Pontius was wounded, being taken to the army hospital and died the next day, so the army records inform his mother.
He was thus, a true soldier, taking the place of those of us who stayed at home because the early volunteers went across and reduced our quota.
The body of Russell Pontious arrived at Shenandoah Saturday and was taken to Buntz' undertaking parlors. His funeral will be next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Norwich church. The remains will be buried in the Baker cemetery. He was a soldier from overseas. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 21, 1921



Pook, Charles -

Charles Pook, the eccentric man who has lived in College Springs or Clarinda for many years is no more. He died Sept. 23rd, last week Tuesday, at the Clarinda State Hospital, and his remains were interred in the burial lot of the state institution. The immediate cause for death was given by the state authorities as arthur oma or hardening of the arteries. This is not the first time that "Artist Pook" has been in the State Hospital, as he was an inmate there during parts of 1889-'90, and again went to the institution the first of last March. He was born April 8th, 1864, being thus more than fifty five years of age at time of death. He had only one relative that is known of, a sister-in-law living in Wisconsin. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 2, 1919

Charles Poock, a well known artist in Clarinda, Essex and College Springs for years, died recently at the Clarinda State Hospital, where he had become a patient. He was unmarried and about sixty years of age. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 2, 1919


Port, William C. -William C. Port
Mrs. Lawrence Davison of East River township has received letters telling of the death in France of William C. Port, a young man who was with Mr. and Mrs. Davison for two years on their farm. He was called to the colors from Page county, May 25, 1918. He had a star on Clarinda's first service flag. The late Mr. Port came to Clarinda from Indiana about two years before leaving for government service. He immediately went to assist Mr. Davison on his farm. He so endeared himself in the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Davison that he called them father and mother, and they in turn looked upon him as a son. He made many friends in this community, and all who knew him recognized his sterling worth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Davison have much to say of his faithfulness and devotion to his work while with them. He was an efficient worker in the house or out of doors. Mr. Port left all his belongings with Mr. and Mrs. Davison, and last week they packed and sent them to the young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miner Port, who live in Cleveland, O. His father is an invalid. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters. William C. Port was born Oct. 5, 1893 in Iola, Kan. He was 25 years 1 month and 5 days of age at the time of his death. After leaving Clarinda for service he went to Camp Dodge, going over with the 88th division in August. The letters Mrs Davison has received regarding the matter are from the young man's mother. Extracts from them are given below:
"Dear Friend: It is with aching heart I write you this morning. We received a telegram yesterday that our darling boy had passed away., Oct. 5 of pneumonia. I will write you again. He said, 'She has been like a mother to me, mamma. Don't forget to write to her. I had a good home with them. They were so good to me.' God bless you both. I know it will hurt you too."
"My dear Mrs. Davison:   The item you watched for was in the daily papers here Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 20, but it was given as Cleveland and no doubt you looked for it in the Iowa casualty list.  I have received a letter from the chaplain, also the 1st lieutenant of his company telling of his sickness and death and it was some comfort to hear from some one that was with him, although it seems I cannot believe he will not come back when the other boys come.   It is so hard to think of his body lying so far away.   It would be some comfort to be able to go and put flowers on his grave.   I am your " friend, Mrs. Mary E. Port." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 9, 1919


Porter, Ebenezer Finley -

Through the death of Ebenezer Finley Porter of Pittshurg, Kans., who passed away Nov. 23, 1919, the state of Kansas has lost one of its great men. Mr. Porter was identified with the public affairs of that state for many years. He served as a member of the senate in the legislature during a period of sixteen years, which included eight regular sessions of that body as well as special sessions. For two sessions he was president pro tempore of the senate. As a further evidence of his capability, he was for several sessions, chairman of the committee of mines and mining—a very important committee.
Through the influence of Mr. Porter the legislature passed an act locating the State Manual Training and Normal school at Pittsburg, not the least part at his work in connection with the school being that of obtaining appropriations for its erection and maintenance. It was a project that meant much to him and to which he devoted a great deal of time and energy. The school stands as a lasting memorial to Mr. Porter as the man who was responsible for its being a reality of which the state of Kansas and the town of Pittsburg may well be proud. One of the library societies of the institution was named in honor of Mr. Porter.
Though a resident of Kansas for years, the boyhood days of Mr. Porter were spent in Clarinda, and because of this many people here will remember him, particularly those who were his school mates. He married, in 1882, a Clarinda girl, Miss Anna I. Berry, daughter of the late W. B. Berry, and Mrs. Elmina Berry, who still makes her home in this city.
When a young boy Mr. Porter was associated with his father, John Thomas Porter, in the grain buiness in Clarinda. They had elevators here and at Hepburn in the late seventies and early eighties. In 1886 Mr. and Mrs. Porter moved to Kansas, going first to Wakeeney, later to Hutchinson and finally locating in Pittsburg, which has been their home ever since. After leaving Clarinda Mr. Porter engaged in the lumber business in the towns mentioned. He had extensive areas of tmber land in the South, at the time of his death having at least 75,000 acres near Pensacola, Fla. His mills furnished lumber for government shipbuilding during the war, and because of the difficulty of obtaining efficient assistance during the period of the war, Mr. Porter took upon himself active duties that were too much for his endurance. It was undoubtedly owing to this fact that he did not live his full score of years.
Mr. Porter was a self made man. He was a mere youth when he assisted his father in the grain business
and he was not a college man. Nevertheless he was a student, and read much upon the subjects through
which "a man in reading imbibes an education. He was particularly interested in history and political economy.
He as a member of the Presbyterian church of Pittsburg and was ever ready to render any service possible to the church and its members. His could truly be called a man of public affairs, and his untiring energy and his progressive spirit in whatever he undertook always rendered the most efficient service for the cause.
Success in a financial way came to Mr. Porter, though  such prosperity was not the main object of his life. It came to him as did success in other fields, though the capability and resourcefulness of the man. The obituary of Mr. Porter, in the Pittsburg Sun, mentions his philanthrophy regarding many worthy projects, so he gave freely of this world's goods as fortune came to him.
At various times Mr. Porter came to Clarinda with Mrs. Porter and visited at the home of Mrs. Elmina Berry and her daughter, Miss Mary E. Berry. At such times he renewed youthful friendships and made new ones among Clarinda people.
Mr. Porter is survived by his widow and by two sons, Huston H. and Harold B., both of Holt, Fla. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 11, 1919

Senator E. F. Porter, whose home has been in Pittsburg, Kansas, but who spent his boyhood days in Clarinda, passed away suddenly at his home on Nov. 22nd. His death was due to nervous breakdown due to over work during the war, as he has extensive lumber interests in Florida, and was trying to get out lumber for the government, at the same time conducting his business interests at home.
He lived in Clarinda in his early life, being associated here in business with his father, buying grain in Clarinda and. Hepburn, where they owned elevators. He was married here to Miss Anna I. Berry daughter of Mrs. Elmina Berry of Clarinda, who survives him, and is expected here soon to spend the winter with her mother, on N. 17 th Street, and with her sister Miss Mary Berry.
Senator Porter since leaving here has been successful in many ways, having extensive business interests in Kansas and in Florida, besides attaining prominence in the Kansas legislature, where he served honorably and well for sixteen years having for two sessions served as President Pro-tem of the Kansas' Senate.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, who lives in Holt, Florida, having been associated with his father there, in the lumber business. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 4, 1919

Senator E. F. Porter, a resident of Clarinda in his youth, who was known here because of this and also because of his marriage to a Clarinda lady a number of years ago, passed away at his home in Pittsburg, Kans., Sunday, Nov. 23, 1919, at the age of 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Anna I. Berry, a daughter of Mrs. Elmina Berry of this city, and
two sons, Huston H. and Harold B., both of Holt, Fla. Mrs. Berry and her daughter, Miss Mary E. Berry, of this city received the sad news Monday morning of last week, but were unable to be in attendance at the funeral. The death of Senator Porter was very sudden, although he had been in ill health for some time. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 4, 1919


Porter, Gertie Hodges -

Mrs. Porter, residing on E Grant street, died last Thursday, leaving, besides her busband and parents, a two weeks old infant. She was about nineteen years of age, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hodges of Corning. The funeral was held Saturday, burial taking place at the Clarinda cemetery. Her parents were present at the funeral. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 14, 1918

Mrs. Gertie Porter was born in Decatur Co. near Davis City, Oct. 18, 1900 and died at her home on east Grant St. Thursday night Nov. 7th of influenza. She leaves a husband and two weeks old baby besides a father and mother and several brothers and sisters. Interment was made at the Clarinda cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. M. M. Cable officiating. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 14, 1918

The death of Mrs. Gertie Portor was reported in The Journal of last week. Since that time there have been two other deaths in the family of Spanish influenza. The young woman's husband, Edward Portor, died Thursday and was buried Friday in the Clarinda cemetery. On Friday night, the mother of Edward Portor, Mrs. M. Portor of Guss, passed away, the remains being taken to that place for burial, Monday. Mrs. M. Portor had come from Guss to care for her son and his wife who were ill. The infant daughter of the young couple has been taken to be cared for by the parents of the young woman. Edward Portor was one of a family of ten children. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918


Porter, Harland -

Word was received last Saturday of the death of Mr. Harland Porter, formerly of Clarinda, but lately of Amoret, Mo., which occured suddenly Friday. The telegram came to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Chas. Edmonds, at whose home his son Cecil, was visiting. Cecil Harland left Monday for Amoret having been delayed until then by the lack of transportation. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 17, 1918


Porter, J.R., Mrs


Mrs. J. R. Porter of Northboro Found Dead by Daughter on Return from School
What is perhaps the first war tragedy in Page county, traceable to depression at home, comes from Northboro. We give the story as follows, from the Shenandoah Sentinel-Post.
"Tragedy has entered the circle of the Sentinel-Post family by removing the dean of our correspondents, Mrs. J. R. Porter who has been writing for us weekly for more than twelve years.
Wednesday forenoon she telephoned to us the particulars of the death of James Anderson of that vicinity, and then during the afternoon of the same day she went to an outbuilding and shot herself, where her daughter Lucille found her lifeless body when she returned from school.
The exact cause of the rash act may never be known but she was apparently as rational as usual when she talked to us over the telephoned a few hours before. She had been worrying over family affairs for months. It will be remembered that her husband was brought before the defense council because of his refusal to endorse the war activities of the government, his theory being that all war is wrong and in violation of the Biblical command, "Thou Shalt not Kill." Because of this attitude he lost his position as rural mail carrier which he had filled for many years. Mrs. Porter, the daughter of a soldier of the Civil war did not sanction his attitude and had done her part toward the war activities, even giving to her country her oldest son, Lawrence, a capable young soldier who has been faithful to every duty. Mr. Porter, gave freely of time and money for the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. army work but could not be persuaded that it is right for this country or any country to engage in war. This difference in sentiment over the war is supposed to have been the original cause of the worries that ended in the tragedy.
Four children are left to mourn the unhappy death of a good mother and a splendid woman in every sense of the word. They are Lawrence, Lucille, Carroll and Eleanor. The arrangements for the funeral have not been made as the family is awaiting the arrival of the soldier son Lawrence from El Paso, Texas, who is expected Saturday morning and a sister of Mrs. Porter from Tacoma, Washington who has wired she is on the way. In a note left to the family she asked that they not send for Lawrence on account of the expense, but he is coming. Mrs. Porter was secretary of the Northboro school board, a member of the Methodist church and took an active part in the W. C. T. U. work. She also carried insurance in the Royal Neighbor lodge. The daughter, Miss Lucille, is teaching her first year in the Northboro high school, having attended Simpson college for the past three years. When she came home from school about 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, sue found the note and became suspicious, finding her mother in an out building where she had sat down in a chair and pointed the gun towards her, then pulled the trigger. Several people heard the shot, but did not think anything about." PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 3, 1918


Porter, James, Mrs -

Mrs. James Porter, a former resident of Clarinda, died at the home of her son, in Shelley, Idaho, Thursday, Nov. 20th, 1913.
Mr. and Mrs. Porter left for their home in Gravity a few weeks ago to start for the coast, expecting to spend the winter. They expected to make several visits with children on the way and were visiting their son, J. R. Porter, when death summoned her home. Gall stones were the cause of her death.
Mrs. Porter was at one time a resident of Clarinda and has many friends who with the three children, are left to mourn her departure. The children are J. Harlan of Amoret, Mo., Mrs. L. E. Purcell of Bedford, la., J. R. Porter of Shelley, Idaho.

The remains were shipped to Gravity, arriving there Monday and interment was had in the Gravity cemetery, Rev. Clifford Cox conducting the services. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 27, 1913


Porter, John -

John Porter died at Ogden, Utah, Sunday, and his remains were brought to this city this morning. He was a son of Mrs Hoge, and well known here. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 1, 1903

John Porter, aged 47 years, died at Ogden, Utah, Sabbath Sept. 27, and his remains were brought to Clarinda for burial, arriving yesterday afternoon. The funeral was held from the home of his sister, Mrs.Hoag, at l o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. Dill and burial was in the Covenanter cemetery.
Mr. Porters parents brought him to Clarinda from Washington, la when he was a babe. He continued to reside here till about five years ago when he became interested in mining and moved to Utah and up to the time of his death he possessed large interests in the mines in that vicinity. For a number of years he was in business here in Clarinda and has a wide, acquaintance over the county.  
Shortly before leaving Page county he united with the Covenanter Church and has lived a consistent christian life. Last November he contracted a cold which lingered on until death claimed him. He was a strong robust appearing man but has suffered a great deal and did not make the fact known even to his most intimate friends. He has many admirers in this vicinity who regret to learn of his untimely death.
Out of town parties who came to attend the funeral are his nephew, Wilson Hoag, of Sedan, Kans., Mrs. Carson Crawford and son, Rolla, and Mrs. David Crawford from Washington, Iowa. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 2, 1903

A telegram received in this city Sunday evening announced the death of John Porter, a former Clarinda resident, at Ogden, Utah. Mr. Porter was well known here as he was a Clarinda business man for a number of years. The remains will arrive about Thursday morning and be laid to rest in the Covenanter Cemetery. Particulars of the death and obituary will appear in Friday's Herald. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 29, 1903


Porter, John C. - John Charles Porter was born April 28, 1870, and departed this life May 21, 1914, at the age of 44 yrs. and 23 days.   He was born in Page County where he spent the most of his life with the exception of two yrs. which was spent in Oregon.   On December 20, 1893 he was married   to Minnie Stoops, to this union were born four children,   Ruth,   Maud,   Floyd and Grace.   Mr. Porter had been in poor health for most of the past year, when about three weeks ago he was taken ill with the    measles, after which pneumonia set in, all was done that could be, to save his life, but to no avail. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, the service was held by Rev. Linn assisted by Rev. Jordan, the music was rendered by a male quartette consisting of Herman Morseman, Joe Morrison, John Gwynn and Will Widney. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 4, 1914


Porter, John Thomas - Word has recently been received in Clarinda of the death at his home at Grand Ridge, Fla., on April 12, of John Thomas Porter, one of the pioneer merchants of Clarinda. Mrs. Porter died on Thanksgiving day of 1917, and Mr. Porter's health has been failing since that time, altho his death was sudden, heart trouble being the cause. The older residents of Clarinda will remember Mr. Porter, who was a grain merchant in the city in past years. His son, E. F. Porter, of Kansas visits often in Clarinda, having married a Clarinda girl, Anna I. Berry, daughter of Mrs. Elmina Berry. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 2, 1918

John Thomas Porter   of Grand Ridge, Fla., died suddenly at his home in that place, Friday, April   12, of heart failure.  The word of his demise was received here by Miss Mary E. Berry and Henry Loranz.   He was a resident of this city many years ago.
He and his son, Senator E. F. Porter, conducted a grain business here. Mr. Porter was a prominent member and an elder of the Presbyterian church, He had been in ill health since the death of his wife last Thanksgiving. Senator E. F. Porter   of Pittsburg, Kan., married a Clarinda girl, Miss Anna I. Berry, and is well known here. Many of the older residents of Clarinda will remember the late John Thomas Porter.   CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 2, 1918


Porter, Phebe Jane -

Mrs. John Thomas Porter. Mrs. John Thomas Porter, whom the older residents of Clarinda remember, died at her home in Grand Ridge, recently. Mr. Porter was the grain and elevator business Clarinda a number of years ago leaving Clarinda with his family for the south in 1882. Senator E. F. Porter of Pittsburg, Kan., whose wife is a daughter of Mrs. Elmina Berry this city, is a son of the late M Porter. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 20, 1917

Phebe Jane Porter, wife of Judge John Thomas Porter, of Grand Ridge Fla., died at her home Nov. 30, 1917. She was a resident in Clarinda in the earlier days, Mr. Porter having been engaged in the grain business in Clarinda from 1877 to 1882. Their son, E. P. Porter, now of Pittsburg, Kans., married Anna I. Berry, oldest daughter of Mrs. Elmina Berry of this city.
The following paragraphs are from an eloquent tribute to the life of "Mother Porter," as she was known in her southern home.
In memory of Phebe Jane Porter, Wife of Judge John Thomas Porter, of Grand Ridge, Florida.
Mother Porter was born at New Salem, Fayette County, Penna., July 25th, 1840. She passed away November 30th, 1917, at Grand Ridge, Fla.
September 1st, 1858, she was married to and became the sincere and loving wife of John Thomas Porter, and her life has been one continual song of devotion and sacrifice for her companion.
In 1859 in company with her husband she moved to Illinois. Full of hope and courage she became a part of and helped to found the little city of Grand Ridge, Illinois, now a prosperous place in a rich farming country.
In the year 1877 moving to Clarinda, Iowa, with her family, which now consisted of her husband and five children, she again became identified with her church and its christian and social activities, rendering at all times her sweet service with loving hands and a gracious tender spirit.
In 1882 she moved with her family to Montgomery, Alabama, and a little later to Brewton, Alabama.
In September, 1889, the family moved, to Grand Ridge, Florida, and it is perhaps here that her greatest activities have been.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, December 2nd, 1917, from Finley Memorial Presbyterian church, Grand Ridge, Florida. This church has been built by her and her husband, and has been dedicated as the Finley Memorial Presbyterian church, thus honoring her pious ancestry, all the Finleys being members of the Presbyterian church. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 20, 1917


Portlock, Elizabeth - The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Portlock, of Havelock, Neb., near Lincoln, arrived in this city Monday night and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, pastor of the M. E. church of this city. Mrs. Portlock formerly lived north of town, later moving to the north part of the county. About fifteen years ago the family moved to Nebraska, where they have since made their home. Mrs. Portlock was about 71 years of age and was well known by the old settlers of the county. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 27, 1907

Mrs. Willis Portlock died Sunday at her home in Nebraska City and the remains were brought to this city Monday evening for burial. The funeral took place Tuesday at 2 p. tn. conducted by Rev. Abel. Her death was the result of a stroke of paralysis she suffered several months ago. Mrs. Portlock was one of the early settlers of this county and with ber husband resided for years up north of this city. They removed to Nebraska a long time ago. Mr. Portlock died a few months ago. They leave a large family of grown children all of whom live in the west except a son near New Market and a daughter up near Hepburn. It is said there are three sets of twins. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 26, 1907



Poston, Isaac Newton -

Old Settler Passes Away.
Isaac Newton Poston, living three miles southeast, of Villisca, died June 27, aged 80 years, 8 months and 25 days. He was one of the oldest settlers of the community and had many relatives in Page county. The Villisca Letter says: "In 1851 Mr. and Mrs. Poston left their Missouri home and settled in Page county, Iowa. The next year they moved to Quincy, Adams county, where they became the third family of white settlers in that county and where their son, R. S., was born, he being the first white boy born in the county. The first election held in the county was at Mr. Poston's home. At this election he was elected clerk of the court. After residing in Adams county three years they moved onto what is now the family nome, three miles southeast of Villisca. Here Mr. and Mrs. Poston resided until separated by his death, a period of fifty-three years." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 9, 1907


Portlock, Willis -

Willis Potlock, aged 75 years, 8 months and 9 days, a former resident of this county, died August 10 at Havelock, Nebr., and his body was brought here for burial, the funeral being held Monday at Oates' undertaking rooms, conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 16, 1907


Potter, Mrs Dr - Word was received first of the week that Mrs. Dr. Potter of Corning died suddenly. They were former residents of this city and Shambaugh. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 22, 1904

Mrs. Dr. Potter, of Corning, died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. She will be buried at the Bedford cemetery tomorrow. Mrs. Potter is a sister of Dr. Large, of Braddyville. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 20, 1904


Poush, Lida Pearl Shockey -

Mrs. Lida Pearl Poush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shockey, of St. Edward Nebr., died at her home in Eagleville Friday July 31, after a short illness. She was stricken with paralysis Monday evening July 27 and lingered until noon the following Friday never regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Poush was born at Clarinda May 14, 1884 and spent most of her life in Page County. She united with the Methodist Church at an early age, in obedience to her Master's will. On October 21, 1903, she was united in marriage at Clarinda to O. C. Poush of Eagleville and left for her new home where she has since resided.
She leaves a bereaved husband and two sons, Earl aged four, and an infant son aged ten days to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, besides a father, mother, five brothers and two sisters.
C. E. Shockey of Villisca and H. C. Shockey and wife, of Clarinda, reached her bedside Wednesday, but her mother did not reach there until a few hours after death came. Lyda was loved by all who knew her, and a kind demonstration of this was shown by the willing hands and beautiful floral offerings. The funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 1 at her home and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery at Eagleville, Mo.
By one who loved her. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1908


Powell, Harriet M. -

Mrs Harriet M. Powell died Sunday, Feb. 28, at her home in Northeast Clarinda, aged nearly 76 years. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock yesterday and her remains interred in Maple Hill Cemetery at College Springs. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 3, 1904

Powers, Anna M. Crawford -

Mrs. Anna M. Powers, wife of Mr. S. H. Powers, died Friday morning at the home in east Clarinda, aged 61 years, -- months and 15 days, from Bright's disease of the kidneys.  She had been in poor health a long time but her death was a surprise to all.   She was born in Chilicothe, Mo., and was married to Mr S. H. Powers Oct. 29th, 1861, in Camden Point, Ill.  They also  resided many years at Stanberry, Mo., and a little over a year ago they removed to this city.  She was the mother of eight children, five of whom, with the husband, survive her.  She was a member of the Christian church and a kind and motherly lady.  The remains were taken to Stanberry for burial. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 5, 1905

This morning about 7 o'clock, after a long a[nd] painful illness, Mrs. S. H. Powers died at the family home
on east Washington street. Anna M. Crawford was born February 15, 1843, at Chillicothe, Mo., her parents being pioneers in that country.
She was married to S. H. Powers October 29, 1865, and of this union eight children were born, three dying in infancy. The children now living are, in the order of their ages, D. C. Powers, Mrs. W. T. Stockton, Robert G. Powers, Mrs. J. W. Riffie, of Emporia, Kans., and Charles H. Powers. The family has for many years lived at Stanberry, Mo., where Mr. Powers was engaged in the manufacturing business,
but the family home was transferred to Clarinda August 1, 1903, all of the children except Mrs. Rif-
fle coming with the parents. In addition to the five children living there are six grandchildren all of
whom were very precious to the loving grandmother. Mrs. Powers was an earnest and devoted member
of the Christian church and during her long and painful illness was sustained and kept by the influence
of the Christ in whom she had implicit confidence. She is the last one of her   [----]r's family, her
mother preceding her four years. The remains will be taken to Stanberry, Mo., tomorrow morning and the funeral will be held at that place during the afternoon. In this sore affliction Mr. Powers and the children have the sympathy of the entire community. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 30, 1904


Powers, N. Olive -

N. Olive Powers.

Miss N. Olive Powers was born in New Burlington, Delaware Co., Ind., March 13th, 1844, and came to Clarinda with her father, the late J. H. Powers, in 1854.  She died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. S. E. Linderman, Dec. 26th, of pneumonia, complicating La Grippe.   For many years she resided with her sister, Mrs. Dr. Conine, now Mrs. Linderman.   She was educated at Mt. Carroll, Ill., and for a number of years taught school. After her father's death, she lived on her orange plantation   in Florida, which she still retains.   Owing to ill health a few years ago, she was obliged to return to the north and has since resided with her sister, Mrs. S. E. Linderman.   She leaves two sisters, Mrs. A. T. White of Chino, Calif., and Mrs. S. E. Linderman of this city, and one brother, Dr. T. E. Powers of Clarinda; three nieces, Mrs. Ida Reasoner of Burwell, Nebr., Mrs. Mattie Edmonds of Chino, Calif., and Mrs. Lucile Blair of Ormond,    Fla.,   and two nephews, George and Fred White of Chino, Calif.   Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. S. E. Linderman Thursday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. W. C. Williamson officiating; interment at Burchwood cemetery, this city. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 30, 1915 and PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 4, 1916