Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell genpat@netins.net
 
 

Shafer, S.J. - Word comes from Pasedena, Cal., that S. J. Shafer, for years a resident of this city, died the 10th inst, and was buried by the G. A. R. post of that place. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 24, 1907

 

Shafer, W.B. - W. B. Shafer, formerly of Clarinda, died at his home in Burbank, Cal., on March 23, aged 69 years. He was an uncle of Elmer and W. B. Webster, and also of Will Landaker. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 9, 1901

A private letter from S. J. Shafer, at Pasadena, Cal., brings the sad news that his brother, W. B. Shafer, died March 23, 1901, from catarrh of the stomach. He had been sick in bed but three days. His home was at Burbank, Cal. Burr Shaffer will be remembered by many of the old settlers around here, where he resided many years. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 4, 1901

 

Shaffer, May -

A letter received today from Mrs. W. B. Webster, of Pasadena, Cal., brings the sad news of the death of Miss May Shaffer, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Shaffer, in that city Oct. 16, 1899, aged 20 years, 8 months and 15 days. She had been sick only eight days with typhoid tever. She had a host of friends here who mourn her death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 26, 1899

 

Shallenberger, Abraham - Mr. Abraham Shallenberger died Aug. 21, 1899 at his home an east Clarinda,  after a brief illness of ten days from heat prostration,   at the advanced age of 85 years, 5 months and 18 days.    Mr. Shallenberger was a native of Ohio, having been born in Starke county, March 3, 1814 where he spent much of his  life.   In 1882 he located in this city with his family where he since resided. He  was generous and kind-hearted to all, and  a man of more than ordinary physical and mental powers.   Next to his religious belief he loved his political faith   and was ever ready and able to defend it. In his death a good old man has gone to his   home.   May he rest in eternal peace.   The funeral was held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. D. O. Stuart, assisted by Rev.W. O. Hutchings. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 24, 1899

Charley Shallenberger, of St. Joseph, was called home Monday by the death of his aged father, Mr. A. Shallenberger. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 24, 1895

 

 

 

Shambaugh, James Field -

SHAMBAUGH'S LOSE FIRST BORN - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Shambaugh, Wednesday noon, but lived only a few hours. They named him James Field Shambaugh. He was buried in the Clarinda cemetery beside the father of Mr. Shambaugh. Mr. and Mrs. Shambaugh have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.  PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 11, 1919

 

Shank, Jennie -

Mrs. Jennie Shank, mother of Prof. Allen Shank, a former instructor in the Clarinda public schools, died at her home in Gravity Friday morning, April 19, 1918. The funeral was held in Gravity Saturday afternoon. Prof. Shank, who is now an instructor in the Chicago University was present at the funeral. He was accompanied by his wife, formerly Miss Lucille Thomas of this city. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 18, 1918

 

Shannon, Ferguson -

Mrs. Sanger's Father Is Dead.
Blanchard State Line Herald, Nov. 6: Mrs. Will M. Sanger received word this morning that her father, Ferguson Shannon, had died at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, near Katy, Texas. No particulars were given, but Mr. Shannon had been in poor health for some time. He was a veteran of the Civil war, and was 83 years old last May. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 13, 1919 [buried Katy Magnolia Cemetery, Katy, Texas]

 

Shannon, Mariah Shanks - Mrs. Will M. Sanger of Blanchard, formerly of Clarinda, received the information, Friday, June 6, 1919, by telegram to Blanchard, that her mother, Mrs. Ferguson Shannon, died that afternoon at her home in Katy, Tex. Mrs. Shannon was 86 years of age. She is survived by her husband, seven children, fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 19, 1919 [buried Katy Magnolia Cemetery, Katy, Texas]

 

Sharp, Eli C. - Obituary 27- As briefly stated in Tuesday's Herald the sad news of the death of Mr. B. C. Sharp at Grand Junction, Colo., was received in this city Tuesday morning. The particulars of his death was very meager, the telegrams simply stating that he had died very suddenly. The remains will arrive in Manning, la., today where they will be interred beside the only son who died in infancy. Mrs. Sharp went to Council Bluffs last night and there met the funeral party.

Eli C. Sharp was born in Illinois, on June 14,1855 and at the age of eleven months moved with his parents to this state near Exire. In September 1881 he was married to Miss Ella C. Cartwright at Audubon, Iowa, and lived there for about a year. From there he moved to Manning, la., embarking in the dry goods business with Mr. Chas. Russell, now deceased. For ten years they conducted the business together but in 1891 after selling out Mr. Sharp and family moved to this city which has been their home ever since. For the past two years Mr. Sharp has been in Colorado where he went for the benefit of his health. Mrs. Sharp and her daughter, Miss Winifred, have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 27, 1903

As we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. E. C. Sharp, formerly of this city, at Grand Junction, Col. Mr. Sharp went to Colorado two years ago for his health and has resided there ever since.     His wife and daughter of this city have the sincere sympathy of all.     No arrangements have been made for the funeral. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 24, 1903

Mrs. E. C. Sharp, a clerk in V. Graff's dry goods store, received a telegram Monday from Grand Junction, Colo., announcing the sudden death of her husband, Eli Sharp, on Sunday. He was stopping temporarily at the home of his brother, Milo Sharp, out there but no particulars were given as to the cause of his death. The grief stricken wife at once telegraphed for his remains to be shipped to Manning, Iowa, their former home, for interment, and a second telegram sent to her stated they would reach there last evening, and arrangements have been made there for the funeral to take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Sharp was overcome with grief at the sad news and it was feared she would not be able to attend the last sad rites, but she left this morning for Manning, in company with her daughter, Miss Winnie, who arrived yesterday from Kansas. They have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 26, 1903

 

Shaul, G.L. -

Former Resident of Page County Dies from Stroke of Apoplexy.
The following letters reached J. M. Brown of this city last Thursday and tell the sad story of the death of one of the pioneers of Page county. A letter from A. L. Shaul, a son of the deceased, we are permitted to print through the courtesy of Mr. Brown:
San Diego, Calif.
June 5, 1916.
Mr. James Brown,
Clarinda, Iowa: Dear Mr. Brown:
Mother asked me to write you and inform you of father's death, G. L. Shaul.
He was suddenly taken ill Saturday afternoon, and the doctor pronounced it a stroke of paralysis.   Shortly after his seizure he became unconscious and passed away   Sunday   morning, June 4, still unconscious.
He suffered no great pain apparently and died as peacefully as he had lived.
It is a singular thing that he should so closely follow G. I. Miller. They were great friends, as you know, and father had missed George very much.
Mother is bearing up very well, although the suddenness of his death was a terrible shock to her. Very sincerely yours,
A. L. Shaul.

The following letter from   S. E. Sperry is also printed through Mr. Brown's courtesy:
San Diego, Calif.,
June 4, 1916.
Mr. J. M. Brown,
Clarinda, la. Dear Friend Jim:
A few days over four months ago G. L. Shaul wrote you regarding G. I. Miller's death. It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Mr. Shaul, which occurred at 6 o'clock this morning from an apoplectic stroke quite similar to Mr. Miller's, excepting that Mr Shaul was only sick from 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon until this morning and was unconscious very shortly after the attack until death. It is a great shock to the family and all of his friends. He has been in his usual health so that no warning was given. All of his family were here. Knowing the kindly feeling that existed between yourself and Mr. Shaul I knew of no one who would feel a more keen sense of sorrow than yourself, so am writing you. We are all in our usual health and hope you are well. Your friend,
S. B. Sperry.


G. L. Shaul will be remembered by many of the old residents of Page county.  An old history of Page county gives the following in regard to Mr. Shaul:
G. L. Shaul, farmer and steward of Page County Farm, section 36, born in Knox county, Mo., in October, 1846. When he was three months old his parents came to Iowa, locating in Wapello county. He came to Page county in 1876 and assumed the conduct of the Poor Farm. His first term giving general satisfaction he was retained for a term of three years.
Referring to the county record, we find that he was county clerk for two terms from 1889 to 1892.   He was respected by all and many will regret to hear of his sudden demise. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 13, 1916

Formerly a resident of Page county, G. L. Shaul, one of the best known then within its borders, in recent years a resident of San Diego, Calif., died in that city, Sunday, June 4. 1916. The previous night he was stricken with apoplexy   or   paralysis,   and fifteen hours later was dead.  In a letter from S. E. Sperry, a former citizen of Clarinda, dated June 4, to J. M. Brown of this city, a friend of the late Mr. Shaul, Mr. Sperry related that Mr. Shaul died very much the same as did G. I. Miller in San Diego, who also formerly was a Clarinda man.  Mr. Shaul and Mr. Miller while both were living in Clarinda were close friends and in San Diego their friendly relations were continued.  Mr. Miller died about four months ago.  Up to the time that Mr. Shaul was stricken with his fatal illness he was in his usual health, and his sudden death was a great shock to his family and friends.  Mr. Shaul was a soldier in the Union army—a member of Company F, Seventeenth Iowa regiment—and had the trying experience of being taken as a prisoner by
the Confederates and of serving in a rebel prison.  He was married to Miss Elizabeth Eyre at Ottumwa, this state, a sister of Mrs. A. B. Saum, formerly of Clarinda, now of San Diego. Mrs. Shaul and three children survive, all at San Diego.   The children are Mrs. Harvey Bentley, Mrs. Bert McMacken, and Gilbert La Fayette Shaul. The late Mr. Shaul was familiarly known in Page county as Lafe Shaul. He at
one time was steward of the Page County Home, or poor farm as it then was known, and for four years—1889- 1892—was clerk of the district court of Page county.   In 1898 he was a strong candidate for postmaster of Clarinda. Politicallly he was a Republican in politics. For a time he handled butter and eggs and was in other private business after leaving the clerk's office.   He was a genial man and had many friends.   His funeral and burial were in San Diego. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 15, 1916

 

Shaver, Alice Jane Heller Marsh -

Alice Jane Heller was born November 13, 1870, near Guss in Taylor County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emeline Heller, who were old pioneers of Taylor County. On January 26, 1888 she was united in marriage to David E. Marsh who died in March 1908. To this union three children were born. They were Nina Ethel and Guy who died in infancy, and Edna who makes her home in Clarinda. On October 17, 1909 she was united in marriage to Otis B. Shaver of Guss, la. Since 1919 she has made her home in Clarinda, Iowa, and during this time she made many friends and was always known as a kind friend to those who knew her.
Besides friends and neighbors she leaves to mourn her loss five sisters and four brothers. They are Mrs. Emma Monger of Lewistown, Mont., Mrs. Iletta Howard of Bussey Iowa, Mrs. Dora Hunter of Colville, Washington, Mrs. Ida Monger of Teigen, Mont., Mrs. Martha Lower of New Market, Iowa, and brothers William of Denton, Montana, Frank of Clarinda, Iowa, Edward of Gravity, Iowa and John of Washington, D. C.
Short services were held at the O. B. Shaver home, Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. M. Williams officiating, following which the remains were taken to Guss, where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. M. Williams, and interment made in Guss cemetery.
Relatives who came from a distance were Mrs. Emma Monger, Mrs. Iletta Howard, Mrs. May Porter of Oskaloosa, Mrs. Grace Annan from Coin, John Robinson of Creston, Mrs. Grace Rogers, Fred Shaver, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaver of Lake Park, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace of Newton, la.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to our many friends and neighbors and also to the Rebekas who were so kind to assist us during the illness and death of our wife and mother.
We   are   also   thankful   for the beautiful floral offerings.
Otis B. Shaver and Edna Marsh. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 5, 1920

Mrs. Alice J. Shaver, wife of O. B. Shaver, died at her home in this city, Friday, July 30, 1920, after an illness of about eight weeks. A prayer was offered by Rev. J. M. Williams at the family home Tuesday morning, after which the remains were taken to Guss for the funeral and burial. Mr. Williams preached the sermon at Guss. The following obituary has been furnished to The Journal for publication: "Alice Jane Heller was born Nov. 13, 1870, near Guss in Taylor county, la. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emeline Heller, who were old pioneers of Taylor county. On Jan. 26, 1888, she was united in marriage to David E. Marsh who died in March, 1908. To this union three children were born. They were Nina Ethel and Guy, who died in infancy, and Edna, who makes her home in Clarinda. On Oct. 17, 1909, she was united in marriage to Otis B. Shaver of Guss, la. Since 1918 she has made her home in Clarinda, la., and during this time she made many friends and was always known as a kind friend to those who knew her. Besides friends and neighbors she leaves to mourn their loss five sisters and four brothers. They are Mrs. Emma Monger of Lewiston, Mont.; Mrs. Iletta Howard of Bussey, la.; Mrs. Dora Hunter of Colville, Wash.; Mrs. Ida Monger of Teigen, Mont.; Mrs. Martha Lower of New Market, la., and brothers William, of Denton, Mont.; Frank, of Clarinda, Iowa; Edward of Gravity, la., and John of Washington, D. C. Relatives who came from a distance were Mrs. Emma Monger, Mrs. Iletta Howard, Mrs. Mary Porter of Oskaloosa, la; Mrs. Trace Annan of Coin, la.; John Robinson of Creston, la.; Mrs. Grace Rogers, Fred Shaver, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaver of Lake Park, la.; also Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace of Newton, la." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 5, 1920

Alice Jane Heller was born Nov. 13, 1870, near Guss in Taylor county Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emeline Heller, who were pioneers of Taylor county. On January 26, 1888 she was united in marriage to David E. Marsh who died in March 1908. To this union three children were born. Nina Ethel and Guy, who died in infancy, and Edna, who makes her home in Clarinda, Iowa. On October 17, 1909, she was united in marriage to Othis B. Shaver, of Guss, Iowa. Since 1918 they have lived in Clarinda, and during the time she has made many friends, and was always known as a kind friend to those who knew her.
Besides friends and neighbors she leaves to mourn her loss five sisters, and four brothers. They are Mrs. Emma Monger of Lewistown, Mont., Mrs. Iletta Howard of Bussey, Iowa, Mrs. Dora Hunter of Coxville, Wash., Mrs. Ida Monger of Teigen, Mont., Mrs. Martha Lower of New Market, and the brothers, William of Denton, Montana, Frank of Clarinda, Edward of Gravity, and John of Washington, D. C. The funeral services were held from the home and from the Maple Grove church at Guss, in charge of Rev. J. M. Williams.
Relatives who came from a distance were Mrs. Emma Monger, Mrs. Iletta Howard, Mrs. May Porter
of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mrs. Grace Annan of Coin, John Robinson of Creston, Mrs. Grace Rogers, Fred Shaver, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaver of Lake Park, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace of Newton, Iowa. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 5, 1920

 

 

 

Shaw, George - George Shaw
A former employe of the Clarinda State Hospital, George Shaw, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1920, at Ann Arbor, Mich., of pneumonia, where he engaged in the grocery business after he left this city. When he lived here his residence was on North Fifteenth street. He at one time was secretary of Clarinda lodge, No. 109, I. O. O. F. and remained a member of that lodge to the time of his death. The report received here of his death came to that lodge. He was a fine man and highly regarded by those who knew him. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 12, 1920


Shaw, Hiram G. -

Hiram G. Shaw died Sunday home in South Clarinda, aged 69 years 11 months and 23 days. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Denny of the U. B. church. Mr. Shaw was an old soldier of the civil war and. G. A. R. members attended in a body. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 18, 1915

The funeral of Hiram G. Shaw was held last Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30, from the late residence, on east Water St., services being conducted by the pastor of the United Bretheran church, Rev. J. H. Denny, twenty members of the local G. A. R. Post also being present, as comrade Shaw was one of our old soldiers. Born in Fulton county, Illinois March 19th, 1845, he thus lacked only five days of being seventy years of age at the time of his death, which occurred near midnight Sunday.   In 1867 he was married to Miss Mary Brunk, who died in 1882. Twentv years later at Carthage, Mo, he was joined in marriage to Mrs. R. Calais, who still survives him, as does a stepson Arthur Calais. At the age of 19 Mr. Shaw was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1887 his wife being a member of the Baptist church he joined that church, at Kansas City, Kans. He was a man of deep spirituality and devoted to his church, his last words being for his own loved ones, as he himself was fully prepared to go. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 18, 1915

 

 

Shaw, Joseph -

Death of Another Pioneer Citizen
Joseph Shaw the subject of this sketch was a native of Ireland, was born and grew to manhood in the country of Donegal. He was the son of David and Catherine Shaw, and one of a family of eight sons and one daughter, the latter being the mother of Robert, William and George Maxwell of this county.
In 1847 he left his native land and sailed for America and landed in Philadelphia after a voyage of sixty days. From that City he went to Pittsburg, Penn., where he remained a short time and then went to Canada, where he made his home for two years. He then made a trip to Ohio and settled near Akron residing there nine years. In 1858 he came to Page county, Iowa, and located in Lincoln township, where he lived uutil a few years ago, when finding the management of his large farm too great a task for his age and failing strength; he built a fine residence in Yorktown. where he lived until his death which occurred Friday morning May 2nd.
He may well be called one of the pioneer settlers of this county, coming here when all west of him and much of the territory east was raw prairie, occupied by deer, wolves and other wild game, with but few neighbors and but few of the comforts of life, He was married in Lincoln township in 1860 to Mrs. C. Aikin, a daughter of Wm. Loy, one of the pioneers of the county. By this union two children were born, Sarah C , wife of M. A. Reed of Shenandoah, and David Nelson, married to Zettie King and residing in Morton township. Their mother died the last of August 1865. Mr. Shaw was married again May 17, 1866, to Mrs. Celia Drewey, a daughter of Wm. and Mary D. Donakey, who survives him. From this union were born two children, Geo. T. married to Maggie Lightfoot and Alma O. married to Harry McMillan.
Politically he cast his suffrage with the Republican party. He was identified with the Methodist Episcopal church as are all his fathers' family in Ireland.
He was a man of much intelligence, considering his limited education. He was a friend of educationand gave his children a fair education, his daughters both haying been teachers, in the public schools and in instrumental music. He was a man of strong convictions and hard to change from his opinions, but kind to those who had gained his confidence.

To Mr. Shaw, and those who like him braved the hardships, and endured the deprivations consequent upon the early settlement of this country; who established the schools and churches and maintained them, thus securing to us, who have entered into their labors, a rich heritage of blessings, we owe a debt of gratitude, which we can best pay by treating them with respect due to their age, and worth, while they live and by maintaining and carrying on to complete success, the institutions tHey have bequeathed to us.
Joseph Shaw was 84 years  and 7 months old.    The funeral services , were conducted in the Yorktown M. E church of which he was a faithful member and a liberal supporter, by his pastor,   Rev. John G. Bourn , assisted by Rev. J. V. Finley of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Jesse . B. Bartley, of Shenandoah, on Sunday . May 4th, in the presence of his wife, children, grandchildren and nephews, Robert, William and   George Maxwell, and a large congregation of neighbors, many of whom accompanied the funeral procession   to the Polsley cemetery, where the body was solemnly committed to the ground. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, to await the general resurrection.   CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 6, 1902

Mr Joseph Shaw died early Fridav morning at his home in Yorktown. Mr Shaw was 85 years old and the first settlers of this county. Charley Linderman says Mr Shaw was one of the first farmers of Tarkio township that he became acquainted with away back in 1859. He was an honorable man in all business affairs and highly respected. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 8, 1902

 

Shaw, Stella -

Special to the Herald.
Coin, la , Feb. 13.—This community was saddened Thursday morning with the news of the death of Miss Stella Shaw. She was the twenty year old daughter of Postmaster T. R Shaw and wife. Nearly two months since she was found to be afflicted with appendicitis and it was thought for a time that she would recover without a surgical operation, but it became necessary to make an incision for drainage of the accumulated pus, which was successfully accomplished some three weeks ago. At that time and until her death she was at the rooms in connection with Dr. Gillespie's office, where in spite of skilled care and nursing her condition has been such as to cause her friends to lose hope of her recovery. On Wednesday Dr. Gillespie assisted by Dr. King, of Coin, with Drs. Powers of Clarinda, George of College Springs, and Kellogg of Northboro as council, all of whom had assisted in the first operation, performed a second operation, when they found such conditions as to know that the disease would prove fatal. She came out from under the influence of the anaesthetic and conversed some but owing to her weakened condition she gradually failed till her death at 3 o'clock Thursday morning. Before this disease had fastened itself upon her life she was of a cheerful, lovable nature and at her death leaves many friends among whom she will be missed. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the parents who have been so sorely afflicted by this sorrow added to the death of their son William in December. The funeral was held to day (Friday) at 11 o'clock a, m., at the M. E. church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Walburn. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1903

Word came to this city Friday of the death of Miss Stella Shaw, at Coin, the day before, from appendicitis. She was the daughter of Postmaster Shaw of that place and a bright and winsome young lady a trifle over 20 years of age. An operation was performed a few days before in the hope of saving her life, but she never fully rallied from the effects thereof. It had been delayed too long. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 19, 1903

 

 

Shaw, T.R. -

Death of T. R. Shaw- Word was received Thursday by George Whitmore of the sudden death of his intimate friend, Mr. T. R. Shaw, who went to Florida for his health sometime ago. He is an old time resident of Page county and for years postmaster at Coin. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Post here. The body will be brought to Coin for burial and the funeral is thought will be held Saturday.
Quite a number of the post will go from here to attend the funeral.   No particulars of the death are given in the letter. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 24, 1915

 

Shearer, Frank -

A Sad Christmas Eve.
J. E. Auman of this city returned home Saturday night from Mifflin, Penn. after an absence of just one week, having been called back to his old home in Pennsylvania the Saturday before by a telegram announcing that Frank Shearer, the husband of Mr. Auman's youngest sister had been run down and killed by a fast train at Mifflin, Christmas Eve.
Mr. Shearer was a train dispatcher on the Pennsylvania railroad, his home being at Mifflin and his post of duty at Denholm two miles from Mifflin.   His shift began, at six in the evening and on Christmas Eve, he went as usual to the station at Mifflin to ride out to his work on one of the trains, but the one he regularly rode on had   gone, so he made arrangements to ride out with one of the   engineers   on another train.   It was dark and stormy and as he crossed one of the four tracks of that big trunk   line, a through train which he had not   seen coming, struck him,   hurling   him 130 feet and killing him instantly. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 6, 1910


Shearer, John T. - Mr. John T. Shearer, a young man aged 20 years, 2 months and 21 days, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 27, 1899, at the home of his uncle, J. W, Shearer, in north Clarinda. The death of this young man was very tragic and lamentable, as he was taken with bleeding at the nose and all the medical skill of the city was unable to prevent or scarcely lessen the flow. In the full vigor of youthful manhood he lay there helpless in the presence of near friends while the life blood ebbed and death only relieved him and them of the anxiety and pain. About three weeks ago he had the first attack at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shearer, of Clearmont, Mo., but it was checked after the loss of about a pint of blood. Last Thursday he was taken again and soon after brought to this city for treatment, but it continued until death resulted there from. The physicians say it is a very rare case. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon, with short services at the house by Rev. Compton, and also at the grave in the Shearer cemetery, Buchanan township, at 5 p.m., by Rev. W. O. Hatchings. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 31, 1899

 

Shearer, Mr - Willie Jackson returned Saturday from Venita, Indian Territory, where he was called by the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Shearer. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 22, 1907

 

 

Sheets, Edwin - Another old citizen has passed to his home. Mr. Edwin Sheets died Saturday at the home of his son in Palmer, Kas., following a stroke of apoplexy, aged 79 years, 11 months and 11 days. Ed was a brother-in-law to Jas. Abbot of this city, and for many years resided in this county. The remains were brought here Tuesday, to the home of his son-in-law, Kirk Harlan, southwest of the city, where the funeral was held at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Beveredge, of Shambaugh, and interment in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 6, 1910

 

Sheets, Eleanor H. Abbott -

The remains of Mrs. Ed Sheets were brought to this city Monday evening from Kansas, where she died Friday from stomach trouble and an attack of rheumatism. Mrs. Sheets was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Abbott, deceased and was among the early settlers of this county, where she resided until a few years ago when with her husband she removed to Kansas. She was a sister of J. H. Abbott living west of the city and a kind and motherly lady. All deeply mourn her death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 26, 1905

Eleanor H. Abbott was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., November 1, 1837, and died in Linn, Kans., February 17, 1905. She was married to Edwin Sheets November 1, 1857, in Wabash county, Ind. In 1864 they moved to Page county, Iowa, where they made their home until 1892, when they removed to Washington county, Kans., where they have since made their home.
To Mr. and Mrs. Sheets have been born eight children, seven of whom are still living. Mrs. Etta F. Swauk, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Bertha C. Harlan, of Clarinda; Chas. F. Sheets, of Palmer, Kans.; Mrs. Alice A. Kelley, of Clarinda; Clarence W. Sheets, of Palmer, Kans.; David E. Sheets, of Linn, Kans.; Mrs. Tunia E. Coder, of Linn, Kans., and Lena Leota Sheets, who died in 1863 in Indiana. With the seven living children the husband is left to mourn the loss of his life long companion. Mrs. Sheets, with her husband, united with the Methodist church at Pleasant Ridge, Page county, in 1892, and thereafter lived a faithful christian, and repeatedly said, "Lord I'm coming home," and in triumph entered into rest. Four brothers and one sister and twenty grandchildren are left to cherish her memory. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Homan at two o'clock Tuesday at the home of Mr. Harlan, one mile south of Clarinda. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 24, 1905


 

 

Sheldon, Ansel L. -

Mrs. O. H. Park was called to Shenandoah Saturday, to the funeral of her uncle, Ansel L. Sheldon, who died at his home at Harrow, Okla., on last Thursday. The remains were brought home to the relatives at Shenandoah and the funeral took place on Sunday at Malvern, and the body laid to rest in the old family burying grounds at that place. Mrs. Park returned home Tuesday. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 6, 1911


Shelstrom, Oscar and wife -

Mrs. C. Shelstrom received word Wednesday morning that her son and his wife had both died only a few hours apart. Her son, Oscar, had been ill for many months and his wife died from influenza. The family have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of sadness. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 12, 1918


Shepard, Mathew - Mr. Mathew Shepard died at the state hospital Monday, aged 84 years. The remains were shipped to Villisca yesterday where his wife resides, where the funeral will be held. He was the father of Ed Shepard who conducted a jewelry store in this city several years ago. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 11, 1915

 

Shepherd, Bessie Fitzgerald -

Mrs. Frank Shepherd, of Villisca, died very suddenly last Wednesday at her home in Villisca. She was formerly Miss Bessie Fitzgerald, a niece of T. F. Fitzgerald of this city, and has a number of friends in Clarinda who will be deeply grieved to hear of her death. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1903


Shepherd, Susan Mains -

The Villisca Review gives word of the death of a former resident of this part. Mrs. Susan Mains Shepherd was buried in Villisca on Friday of last week. Her death was due to an auto running her down, on the streets of her home town, Oakland. The family formerly lived where Verne Robinson now resides. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 13, 1916

Mrs E. A. Shepard.
A former Clarinda lady, Mrs. E. A. Shepard, died recently at her home in Oakland, the result of an accident. Walking on the street she quickly turned a corner, and, as it happened, stepped in front of an automobile which knocked her down. When the machine was stopped one of its wheels was resting on her abdomen. The driver of the car, J. C. Dong, was not blamed, as it was considered that the accident was unavoidable. When Mrs. Shepard resided in Clarinda her husband was a jeweler on the north side
of the square. Since leaving here he and his family have lived at Oakland, where he has continued in the jewelry business. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 20, 1916


Sherman, Blanche -

Last Tuesday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock, Blanche Sherman died of tuberculosis, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Sherman. While Miss Sherman had been in poor health for some months, her sudden death came as a surprise to the community.
The funeral was held at the family home this morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev Abel, and the remains taken to College Springs for burial.
Miss Sherman was twenty years of age, and leaves a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 3, 1909

Miss Blanche Sherman died Tuesday evening, about 5:30 o'clock, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Sherman, in West Clarinda, in the 21st year of her age. Miss Blanche had been in poor health a long time and spent many months in the west but received no relief. She was a young lady of noble disposition and winsome ways and her friends numbered to the extent of her acquaintance. Her untimely death is deeply deplored. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 3, 1909

 

Sherman, David -

The funeral services of David Sherman was held here Friday afternoon at the M. E. Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. P. I. King.  Mr. Sherman had been in poor health for a long time and underwent a very serious operation at the Ensworth hospital in St Joseph, Mo., from which he never recovered and died   last   Wednesday morning, March 2.   Mr. Sherman and family lived in our community for a number of years and was considered one of the best men of our neighborhood.  He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. The whole community   sympathizes with the bereaved ones in this, their sad affliction. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 10, 1921

 

Sherman, Lynne -

Lynne Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sherman, died at the base hospital, Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Oct. 14th. Death was caused by pneumonia following an attack of Spanish Influenza. Burial took place at Omaha, Nebr., Wednesday, Oct. 16th that being the home of his parents, who moved there recently.
He was sent to Camp Dodge in the Sept. 6th draft, previous to that time having been employed at the Berry Seed Co. A telegram was sent to his mother on Saturday. It was delayed, and as she was in Omaha, she did not receive it. The second telegram stated that "we regret to inform you that your son, Private Lynne Sherman, died of pneumonia. Please advise as to arrangements for burial." This was the first knowledge the family had of his illness.
He is survived by his father and mother and one sister, Lorayne, and a host of friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 17, 1918

SHERMAN FUNERAL IN OMAHA

A telegram was sent here to Miss Lorayne Sherman, telling of the death of her broher, Lynn Sherman at Camp Dodge. As Miss Sherman is now in Omaha, the telegram was handed to Mrs Paul Morris, who located the family in Omaha and gave them the message.

The young soldier was a son of Mr and Mrs J.M. Sherman, and a nephew of Dr Sherman.

The funeral was held in Omaha Wednesday afternoon. The family has the sincere sympathy of Clarinda people in this time of bereavment, as the young man was well known in Clarinda and very much liked by all who knew him. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 17, 1918

Military Funeral for Lynne Sherman
Mrs. Dora Sherman of Clarinda received a letter this week giving some particulars concerning the death and burial of Lynn Sherman, who died at Camp Dodge Oct. 14th. The body reached Omaha Thursday morning, and the service were held at the Hoffman Undertaking parlors at 4 p. m. The Soldier's and Sailor's Welfare Committee of the Chamber of Commerce was in charge of the military arrangements. It was a very beautiful and impressive service. A minister of Omaha acted as Chaplain and six soldiers from Camp Omaha acted as pall bearers. There were also eight soldiers in the firing squad, also two officers and the buglar. There were many beautiful flowers. The body was accompanied from Camp Dodge by a soldier escort. It was a great shock to the friends, and the family have the sympathy of all. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 24, 1918

The sad news of the death of Lynne Sherman at Camp Dodge was received in this city Monday evening. The young man was a victim of pneumonia. He left Clarinda with the contingent of men who entrained Sept. 6 for Camp Dodge. Before leaving here he was in the employ of the A. A. Berry Seed company. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sherman, made their home in Clarinda a number of years ago when Lynne and his sister, Lorayne were small children. They afterward lived in Ottumwa several years, returning to Clarinda about four years ago. About ten days ago the household goods of the Sherman family were moved to Omaha, where Mrs. Sherman and Miss Sherman are at present. Mr. Sherman is traveling for a hardware firm in North Dakota. A telegram announcing the serious illness of the young soldier was received here Saturday, Oct. 12. When the second telegram came Monday telling of his death the telegrams were given to Mrs. Paul Morris, a friend of Miss Lorayne Sherman. Mrs. Morris finally reached the Sherman family in Omaha by telephone, and received a telegram later that the funeral was to be held in that city Wednesday afternoon. The parents and sister have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The young man was eager to enter service and fight for his country. He leaves many friends here to whom the news of his death came as a sad shock. He was possessed of a pleasant personality and a fine appearing physique. The loss of such a man as he was makes our hatred toward Germany greater. The deceased was a cousin of Roy Sherman of Clarinda and also is a cousin of Captain A. M. Sherman, also of this city, the latter now in the medical service of the United States army. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 17, 1918

 

Sherman, Samuel L. -

Samuel L. Sherman was born Sept. 26, 1849 in Metamora, Ill. He passed from earth at ten o'clock Tuesday, morning, June 10th, from uraemic poisoning, having not been in good health for several years. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. H. Clark. The remains being taken to College Springs for interment in the family lot where two children were buried and also his father and mother.
Samuel is the first to go in a family of six children, two girls, Mrs. William Cross of St. Joseph, Mo, and Mrs. August Miller of Wathena, Kansas, and four brothers, the surviving brothers being O. W. Sherman of Portland, Oregon, Frank Sherman of St. Joseph, Mo. and J. M. Sherman of Clarinda. Married January 23, 1872, to Miss Dora Greenman, they came to Page county, Iowa, and have lived in this vicinity ever since. When they first came here, it was by wagon from Villisca, the railroad south not being built at that time, and they moved first to College Springs, engaging in farming, but later in the buying and selling of stock. Here were born the four children who survive, as does the wife and helpmate of all these years. The names of the children are Mrs. G. C. McCormick of Ft. Collins, Colo., Dr. A. M. Sherman of Clarinda, J. Roy Sherman of Clarinda, and Mrs F. H. Clark. In 1899 the family moved to Clarinda where their father engaged in the hardware business, being a partner in the West Side Hardware Store. Then for a time he ran a store in Shambaugh, later moving to Clarinda, where he has been handling real estate and insurance. Relatives from out of town who were able to attend the funeral Wednesday were the daughter, Mrs. G. C. Mc Cormick of Ft. Collins, Colo., and sisters, Mrs. Cross of St. Joseph and Mrs. Miller of Wathena, Kansas. The pallbearers at the funeral were friends of the deceased, J. I. Bagnall, W. I. Carpenter, R. H. Milligan, George Fisher, E. D. Cullison and B. T. Brent. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 12, 1917

Samuel L. Sherman was born at Metamora, Woodford county, Ill., Sept. 26, 1849, and died at his home in Clarinda. Tuesday, July 10, 1917, aged 67 years 9 months and 14 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of the daughter, Mrs. P. H. Clark, conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. Mrs. J. G. Scroggs and Mrs. Glenn Whitmore sang a vocal duet. Members of the drill team of Olive camp, No. 17, W. O. W., of which the deceased had been a prominent member, attended and took part in the services. The pallbearers were B. T. Brent, B. D. Cullison, R. H. Milligan, George P. Fisher, J. I. Bagnall and W. I. Carpenter. The body was taken for burial to College Springs where it was interred in the family lot in which lie also the bodies of Mr. Sherman's parents and three of their children. The deceased was married to Miss Dora Greenman at Tonica, Ill., Jan. 23, 1879, and a few weeks after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman came to Page county which has been their home ever since. They settled on a farm near College Springs, where they lived for years. They moved to College Springs for a time where Mr. Sherman engaged in the business of buying stock. In 1898 the family moved to Clarinda, where Mr. Sherman operated the West Side Hardware store for three years. Then he moved to Shambaugh where he ran a general store for several years, after which he returned to Clarinda to make it the family home until his death. Mr. Sherman has been engaged in the real estate business during the later years of his life. He has been in poor health for the last three or four years, but his last serious illness was only of a short duration. Death was caused by uraemic poisoning. The deceased is survived by his wife and by four children: Dr. A. M. Sherman, Mrs. P. H. Clark and J. Roy Sherman of Clarinda and Mrs. G. C. McCormick of Fort Collins, Colo. He is also survived by six grandchildren and by two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. William Cross of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. August Miller of Wathena, Kan.,. O. W. Sherman of Portland, Ore., Frank Sherman of St. Joseph, Mo., and J. M. Sherman of Clarinda. Mrs. G. Q. McCormick and daughter, Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. William Cross, Mr. and Mrs. August Miller and Mrs. George Reed, a niece, the latter from Axtel, Kan., were present from a distance to attend the funeral services. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 12, 1917