Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell
Sullivan, Cornelius J. -

Cornelius J. Sullivan died at his home three and one half miles northeast of town yesterday at one o'clock p. m., of typhoid fever. The funeral services will be held at the Tabor church tomorrow at 11 o'clock. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 12, 1900

Con. Sullivan died last Thursday afternoon as a result of typhoid fever, with which he had been afflicted for three weeks. He was in the 63d year of his age at the time of his death. Con, was straight, honorable and huge hearted Irishman, always full of jokes and a flow of mother wit. His death is regretted by all. He was a soldier in the civil war, having enlisted in a Massachusetts regiment in 1862, and served until the close. He located in this county soon after the war. He leaves two sons to mourn his death, three children and his wife having preceded him to their long home several years ago. The funeral took place at the Cagley church north of this city at 10 o'clock Saturday, conducted by Dr. Smith, and the G. A. R. post and a number of citizens from here attended. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 18, 1900



Sullivan, Elizabeth "Lizzie"-

Word came to this city Monday from New Market that Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, wife of W. H. Sullivan, had died suddenly from a second stroke of paralysis. She was the daughter of Peter Shum, Sr., of this city, and was well known to many in this county. A year or so ago she suffered a partial stroke and had since been a great sufferer there from. The family have the sympathy of all. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 24, 1905

Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, wife of Wm. Sullivan died yesterday morning after a long and trying illness. A few months ago she had a stroke of paralysis, and another only a short time before her death. She was the oldest daughter of Peter Shum, Sr., of this city. They lived on a farm two miles east of New Market. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 22, 1905





Sullivan, Estella Helen -

The remains of Miss Estella Helen Sullivan, daughter of P. J, Sullivan of Des Moines, were brought to this city Tuesday for interment. She died at Lamars, Iowa, where she had been the past four years teaching music. Her illness, caused by stomach trouble, was of only six days' duration. An operation was found necessary which was performed by resident physicians and a Sioux City specialist but she failed to rally from the effects and death resulted at 2 o'clock Sunday morning, April 14, 1907. Miss Sullivan was 32 years of age, and was born and reared to young womanhood on a farm north of this city, and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. Following the death of Mr. Sullivan's wife the family removed to Des Moines in 1898 for better school advantages, Miss Helen keeping bouse for them. In her death a noble young life has gone out. At Lamars she had long been a member of the M.E. church choir and at the request of friends short services were held before the removal of her remains from that city. At Mr. Sullivan's home in Des Moines services were also held in her memory, and again at the Cagley church north of this city on arrival of the body at 3:30 Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Abel, and the remains laid to rest by the side of her mother. A large concourse of friends were present. Besides Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Sullivan, the other two children, Mrs. Grace Sullivan-Burt of Oklahoma and Riley Sullivan of Des Moines, also Mrs. Jessie Berry, daughter of Mrs. Sullivan, were here to witness the last sad rites. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 18, 1907

Miss Estella Helen Sullivan, daughter of P. J. Sullivan, of Des Moines, whose funeral was held Tuesday, was born on a farm north of Clarinda, where she lived until womanhood. She had been teaching music at Lamar, la., during the past four years, and it was there that the death occurred. Her death was caused by stomach trouble and her illness was of only a few days' duration. In the year 1898, the Sullivans moved from their home here to Des Moines, where Mr. Sullivan resides at the present time. Funeral services were held at the home in Des Moines and also at the Cagley church north of town last Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Abel, and the remains interred in the Cagley cemetery. Besides Mr. Sullivan, a sister and brother of the deceased were present, Mrs. Grace Burt, of Oklahoma, and Riley Sullivan of Des Moines.  CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 19, 1907

The body of Miss Ella Sullivan, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Sullivan, was brought to Clarinda this morning on the 11:35 train from Des Moines, for interment at the Rose Hill Cemetery. The Sullivans formerly lived in Page county and are well known by a number of our readers. Miss Sullivan formerly taught school in different parts of the county. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 16, 1907



Sullivan, Jeremiah Daniel -

Jeremiah Daniel Sullivan was born in County Kerry, Ireland,, on the 17th day of April, 1820. He was a studious youth so that at the age of 14 be attracted the attention of the Tract and Bible Societies of those times, and was employed by them to do missionary work among the illiterate Irish people of the district, he being a "Gaelic Scholar" or one who was able to read the Bible in English, and translated the same in the Irish language. On account of the bitter feelings of the Irish Catholics of those times he suffered much persecution at their hands. On the 23d day of February, 1853, he was united in marriage to Sarah G. Orpen. He emigrated to the United States of America with his family, a wife and child, ariving here on the 6th day of July, 1853. He learned tbe shoemaker trade in Milbury, Mass , where he located upon his arrival in America. From there he moved to the manufacturing town of Ware, Mass., where he engaged himself in the Missionary work, at the instance of the American Bible Association. Here he identified himself with the "congregationalists." —and in their interests taught a night school which was semi-religious. While a resident of this town he buried his first daughter named Mariah Deborah. From Ware he went to Old Cambridge, Mass., where his immediate relatives resided. While a resident of this historic city he engaged in the landscape gardening in the cemetery of Mount Auburn and at nights he taught the Irish language to a great many of the students of Harvard College. From Old Cambridge he moved to Canton Ill., (about 1863). Here he engaged in various pursuits, and learning of the far west he invested his earnings in the homestead which lies one mile east of the Rose Hill church. Being like a great many of the early settlers of Page county, without the means to support his now large family of five children, he engaged in the work of coal mining and Stonequarrying near what is now Shambaugh of this county. He emigrated with his family from the town of Bryant, Fulton county, Ill , leaving there the 27th day of February, 1867, and arriving at a little log cabin (the residence of his nephew, Pat Sullivan) which stood within a stone's throw of the Rose Hill church, on the 27th day of March, following his departure from Illinois. His progress from Illinois to Iowa was slow on account of being accomplished with two yoke of oxen aud one yoke of cows. Uncle Jerry, as he was familarily known, has been a resident of this community since 1867. He was a member of the United Brethren church and an earnest Sunday school worker. He departed this life the 22nd day of September, 1905, after a life of earnest work in the interest of the Master. He leaves a widow and nine children —W. H. of New Market, Mrs Wm Hollis, Chillicothe, Mo, Mrs Herbert Waterman, Lebanon, Nebraska, Mrs Geo Bennington, Florence, Mo, Mrs Scott Elrick, Jr,. Hepburn, Iowa. Mrs Alvin Nelson. Bethesda, Iowa, Mrs Moses Shum, Braddyville, Iowa, John C Sullivan of Hepburn and P D Sullivan of Hepburn. In the Rose Hill cemetery lie four sons who have preceded him, Jerry, James, Walter and Tim C.. Forty-three grand children survive him and seven great-grandchildren. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 28, 1905

Uncle Jerry Sullivan of Hepburn, or near the Old Badger's Mill, died Saturday and was buried at the Kegley church cemetery Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. Sullivan was a very old man and leaves a large family. He was one of the early residents of the county and was widely known. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 26, 1905



Sullivan, John -

The report comes to this city that Mr. John Sullivan, an old resident of Valley township, died the 20th inst. A good man has gone to his long home. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 28, 1902

Sullivan, Patrick John -

The body of P. J. Sullivan who died at Des Moines last December, and which has been in a receiving vault since, was brought to Clarinda last Saturday and interred in Rose Hill cemetery beside his wife. The body was accompanied by his only son, Riley Sullivan, who lives in Southern Missouri.

Deceased was an old resident of Page county, having moved to Des Moines to educate his children. He is survived by one son and one daughter who resides in Oklahoma. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 8, 1917

Paterick J. Sullivan of Des Moines, Iowa, died Dec. 19, 1916, following an operation for bladder trouble. His illness was of short duration, although he had other attacks of the trouble in a light form.
He was born in Ireland in 1845, Nov. 3rd in County Coeh, near the lake of Killarney.
Mr. Sullivan came to this country at eleven years of age and spent the greater part of his life on a farm in Page county, Iowa, north of Clarinda.
He was married to Maria Shepherd and to this union was born four children. Two children, Mrs. L. J. Burt of Sapulpa, Okla and Riley J. Sullivan of Sulphur Springs, Ark. are still living, his wife and three children having died some years ago.
He moved to Des Moines, la. about 18 years ago, and was there married again, and leaves a widow.
The body has been placed in a vault at Des Moines and will later be transferred to the Rosehill Cemetery near Clarinda. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 28, 1916

The remains of Patrick John Sullivan were brought home from Des Moines Saturday afternoon for interment here, being buried in the Rose Hill cemetery north of Clarinda, the neighborhood where deceased formerly lived when in this vicinity many years ago. He was past seventy three years of age at time of death, which occurred Dec. 19th, 1916, in the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 8, 1917


Sullivan, Sarah Orphen -

Mrs. J. D. Sullivan died at her home near Hepburn, early Saturday morning, from a cancer in the stomach. She had been poorly for some time but death was unexpected so soon. She was a native of Ireland and with her late husband imigrated to America and located in this county many years ago. The funeral took place Sunday at 2 p. to., and interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 28, 1907

Mrs. Sullivan, widow of the late Jerry Sullivan, died early Saturday morning at the family home between this city and Hepburn, at an advanced age. The Sullivan family were pioneers in this county and had a very wide acquaintance. The funeral was held at Rose Hill Church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and the body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 26, 1907


Sullivan, T.L. -

Clearfield Man Victim of Accident
T. L. Sullivan residing one and one-half miles from Clearfield met with a fatal accident Friday evening of last week, when he attempted to cross a ditch five or six feet deep near the cemetery east of Clearfield, which had been left open for a new bridge and he fell in. He struck against an iron support and broke two ribs which penetrated his lungs and injured one of his eyes.
He was on his way home from Omaha where he had been with others of, Clearfield and vicinity, to bring home autos, and had ridden with Mr. Gibbo for a mile and was going on to his home a foot when the accident occured.
He was taken to the hospital in Creston, Saturday but died soon after reaching the hospital. He was brought back to Clearfield for burial.

Mr. Sullivan was an old and well respected man of the Clearfield vicinity.   He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.—Bedford Times-Republican. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 5, 1917


Summers, Elmo Delany -

Elmo Delany Summers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Summers was born Sept. 5, 1910, died May 20, 1918, the cause of his death being diptheria. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, burial taking place in Maitland, Mo., cemetery. Mr. Summers is agent at the C. B. & Q. passenger depot. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 23, 1918

Lost Son From Dyptheria.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Summers were called on Monday to lose their seven year old son, Elmo D. Summers, from dypthera. The body was shipped to Maitland, no funeral services in Clarinda. Other members of the family have been ill with the dread disease, at their home 722 E. Chestnut street, but are better. Mr. Summers is our popular agent at the Burlington station. The little boy had a sick spell this spring, but was growing strong again. The family have the sincere sympathy of many friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 23, 1918

Elmo Dulany Summers.
Elmo D. Summers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Summers of this city died May 20, 1918, of diphtheria. The child was born Sept. 5, 1910. The remains were taken to Maitland, Mo., for burial. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 30, 1918



Summers, John -

John Summers died at the home of his mother, in the northeast part of Clarinda, at nine o'clock Wednesday night. He had long been a suffer from tuberculosis and his death was not unexpected. He was a young man less than twenty-four years of age and leaves a wife and one child. Mr. Summers was central telephone operator at Hawleyville, where he lived until about a month ago, when he came to this city to undergo an operation for Osteo Malitis and has since been at his mother's home in the new addition.  His father has been dead for some years aud besides his mother, he leaves a brother, George Summers, who lives here with the mother, and a sister, who lives at Norton, Kans. The funeral occurs today at Hawleyville. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 15, 1905


Sumner, Sintha Marie Hutcheson Owen -

Mrs. Sintha Marie Hutcheson Sumner died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Fidler, in Nebraska township, Mnoday, Jan. 29, 1917. The funeral was held in Braddyville, Wednesday, Jan. 31, conducted by Rev. R. C. Snodgrass, pastor of the Christian church in Clarinda, and burial was at Braddyville. She was a daughter of the late Mrs. C. Hutcheson of that place. A contributed obituary to The Journal gives the following concerning Mrs. Sumner:
"Sintha Marie Hutcheson was born in Brown county, Nebr., Oct. 11, 1883; departed this life Jan. 29, 1917, age 33 years 3 months and 17 days. She was married to Joseph H. Owen on Nov. 16, 1902, who departed this life Sept. 3, 1911. She was again married, to James E. Sumner, on Oct. 6, 1913. The loved ones that have gone before her are her loving mother, father, five sisters, and one brother. She leaves to mourn their loss a devoted husband and four sisters: Ida M. Tuttle of Braddyville; Tura A. Fidler of Clarinda, Maggie E. Fidler of Hawleyville, Nellie B. Raynor of Braddyville, besides a host of friends. She has been in declining health for about three years, but through it all was a patient sufferer and never murmured. Mrs. Sumner was a faithful Christian, devoting to the cause all the energy her weak body would permit. Her closing days were wrapped in the mantle of an undying hope that brought those who were in attendance upon her very near the mysteries of God's haven of rest. She lived and died in the faith that reaches beyond the grave and claims the eternal reward." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 1, 1917

Mrs Jim Sumner died at the home of  her  sister,   Mrs.  Edd   Fiddler, on Monday.   Her death was due to cancer. This is the second death in the family in  the  last few weeks.    The mother having died about four    weeks ago.
Sympathy is extended to the relatives in their bereavement. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 1, 1917

Mrs. J. A. Summer died Monday at 2:05 p.m.. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Fidler, in Nebraska township. The funeral was held Wednesday, in Braddyville. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 1, 1917



Sump, John -

John Sump Comes to a Sudden and Mysterious Death
John Sump, a well to do farmer, living between six and seven miles north west of Clarinda, was found dead in his barn by his son, Will, about 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
Mr. Sump was about sixty years of age, and had been in poor health for more than a month. He was last seen alive about eight o'clock. There have been rumors that his mind was affected, but at the coroner's inquest no evidence of insanity was introduced. The attending physician, Dr. Powers, had told his family that it was best to keep watch of him, and when he was missed yesterday, search was immediately begun, and he was found at the west end of the feed way in the barn, as though he had been trying to feed the stock.
Coroner Millen was summoned, and impaneled a jury consisting of Geo. F. Fisher, Henry Wehmiller and C. H. Oates, who after hearing the evidence brought in a verdict of death "by natural causes and that no blame attached to any one."

Mr. Sump owned the farm on which he lived, about 240 acres, and so far as known did not owe a dollar. A wife and nine children survive him. Fuueral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Jobst of the German Lutheran church. Interment will be in Summit cemetery.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 23, 1901

Mr. John Sump, for years a farmer living northwest of the city about seven miles, was found dead at his barn Monday morning about half past eight. The cause of his death is unknown but it is supposed to have been from heart trouble. A half hour before he left the house to look after his stock and not returning his son went out to look after him, with the above result, as the famly physician had pronounced him bordering on insanity a short time before. He was sixty-three years of age and the owner of a 240 acre farm. The coroner held an inquest with Geo. Fisher, Henry Wehmiller and Chas. Oates as jurors and they returned a verdict that "John Sump came to his death by natural causes." The funeral look place yesterday afternoon from the home conducted by Rev. Jobst and his remains interred in the Summit cemetery. He leaves a wife and nine children. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 25, 1901


Sump, John, Mrs' MOTHER -

Mrs. John Sump, of near Yorktown, received a telegram Thursday morning announcing the death of her mother at Cherokee, I. T., and that evening Mrs. Sump left for Cherokee, in company with Mrs. Doris Reiners. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 4, 1907


Sunderman, Albert's BABE - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sunderman of Yorktawn lost their babe this week and it was laid to rest in the Summit cemetery, yesterday. Rev. Robert Cameron, of the Presbyterian church, of Clarinda, conducted the services. There has not been much hope for the little one all during the. seven and one-half months it has been with the fond parents. Its life was short and it had but a short message to leave to the sorrowing friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 8, 1910


Sunderman, Alvin's BABY -

Snnderman Baby Passed Away
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sunderman have the sympahty of many friends in the loss of their infant son, who passed away just after midnight Monday, at the farm home west of Clarinda. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, also short services at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Clarinda cemetery. The baby was born Jan. 16th, 1921. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 10, 1921


Sunderman, Bertha -

Miss Bertha Sunderman passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 7th, at the age of nearly 18 years. The funeral is held this Friday from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Sunderman, northwest of Clarinda, conducted by Rev. C. H. Jaebker, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where the burial services will be held at 3.45. The loss of this estimable young lady will be sadly felt by many friends, as well as by the sorrowing relatives, being survived by one brother Arnold and a sister Minnie, as well as by the father and mother, who have the sincere sympathy of their friends and acquaintances. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 8, 1918

Bertha Sunderman, aged 17 years. 10 months, died Wednesday morning from inflammatory rheumatism and heart trouble. She is a daughter of L. J. Sunderman, and is survived by a brother Arnold, and a sister, Minnie, both younger.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the residence three and one-half miles northwest of Clarinda, services to be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran church at 3:45, Rev. Jaebket officiating. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 8, 1918

Miss Bertha Sunderman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Sunderman, died at their home in Nodaway township, Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 1918, of inflammatory rheumatism and heart trouble. Her age was 17 years and 10 months. The funeral will be held from the family residence, Friday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m., with service at Immanuel Lutheran church at 3:45 p.m. The officiating minister will be Rev. C. H. Jaebker. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 8, 1918


Sunderman, Donald H. Earl -

Donald H. Earl Sunderman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sunderman, living west of Clarinda, died Tuesday, March 8, 1921. The baby was born Jan. 16 of this year. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock, followed by services at the St. John's Lutheran church in this city. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 10, 1921

Sunderman, Fred -


Fred Sunderman, one of the pioneer settlers of Page County, died last Saturday morning at 9:30, at his home in Douglas Township. He had the rheumatism for a number of years, and about three years ago was afflicted with it in both of his limbs, making it impossible, to get around without help. But he bore his cross with great patience. About a week and a half before his death indigestion set in, this being the immediate cause for his death. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany May 10th 1838, and reached the age of 83 years and 4 months. When about two years of age his parents, Casper and Charlotte (Goecker) Sunderman came to this country and first located in Cincinnati, Ohio, but after a brief period there, made their way to Jackson County, Ind., entering a tract of timberland, on which his father made a small clearing and built a log cabin.
He was married April 3rd, 1862, to Louisa Meonning, also of Jackson County, who survives him. They have lived fifty years at the home they first purchased. This union was blessed with nine children. Three having died in infancy, six children survive him, their names being, H. F. Sunderman, L. J. Sunderman, Ed Sunderman, Mrs. H. D. Wagoner, Joe Sunderman, and Mrs. Herman Wagoner. Twenty-three grandchildren and one great grandchild all were able to attend the funeral.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Sept. 12th, at 2 P. M., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Israel, services being conducted both in English and German. The text was chosen from the 116th Psalm, 15th verse, which reads as follows: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints". The pallbearers were his four sons and two son-in-laws. The floral offerings were beautiful. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 15, 1921


Sunderman, Henry [1901] -

Crushed Beneath a Steam Thresher; and Scalded to Death
Henry Sunderman, one of Page county's best known and respected German farmers, living six miles northwest of Clarinda, met a horrible death Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Sunderman has been running a steam thresher this summer, and was moving his outfit. With him were his assistants, Will Boo, Will Jansen and Jesse Kinney. Sunderman and Boo were on the engine, Jansen on the tank and Kinney on the separator. Coming to a little bridge about 200 yards south of Herman Otte's, ten miles northwest of Clarinda, young Boo got off the engine and went forward to examine the bridge. It looked sound and strong and he beckoned Sunderman to come ahead. The usual precaution of laying plank across the bridge was neglected, and when the heavy steamer got fairly on the bridge, which was only about eight feet across, it gave way, letting the engine drop back and down into the gulley, a distance of perhaps ten feet. The tank and separator did not go down. Mr. Sunderman was caught under the engine, which in falling broke open, letting out the steam and boiling water. When the steam had disappeared so they could see, the frightened boys ran to Mr. Sunderman's assistance and dragged him from under the wreck. He was taken to Mr. Otte's house and medical assistance summoned. In response to the calls, Drs. Killingsworth and Sellards, of Clarinda, and Dr. Parriott, of Yorktown, hurried to the scene, but Mr. Sunderman was past human aid.
Both legs were broken; both bones of the right leg being broken midway between ankle and knee, and the left femur about six inches below the hip. His body was literally cooked by the escaping steam, so that the flesh would come off. The skin was all off the legs to the body, off the back to the shoulders, and on the left side where presumably the hot boiler had rested, the flesh was deeply charred dry as dust. The skin on his fingers had been peeled back like a glove by his attempts to extricate himself. His lips and tongue, also his lungs, were scalded from inhaling steam. He suffered terrible agony at first, but by the time Dr. Killingsworth, who was the first physician to reach him, arrived the pain seemed to have left him. His clothes had to be cut from him, and he was given every possible attention, but he died about five o'clock. The accident occurred between one and two in the afternoon. He was conscious to the last, but made but little outcry, asking only for water a few times and to be turned in the bed. When first removed to the house he asked that his clothing be removed and then asked, "Where's the cotton?"
The funeral services were held this morning in the German church and were conducted by Rev. Jobst.
Henry Sunderman was born in Jackson county, Indiana, fifty-five years ago. When a young man of twenty-five he came to Page county, and has lived here ever since. In 1874 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Steeve, who survives him. Of this union ten children were born, of whom seven are living—Philip, the oldest, being twenty-three, and Frank, the youngest, eighteen months. The others are Albert, Jacob, Elizabeth, Rosetta and Rosa. Mr. Sunderman has three brothers—John, Herman and Louis —living in Page county, and one ---- August—living in Texas.
The family is left in good circumstances, he having a farm of 140 acres fairly well stocked, and not encumbered. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 6, 1901

Phillip Sunderman, son of Henry Sunderman, who was killed by his threshing machine going through a bridge last week, has had the engine repaired and will carry on the work contracted by his father. He is an industrious young man and all should give him what threshing he can do. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 7, 1901

Henry Sunderman.for years a farmer living northwest of the city, met a horrible death yesterday. He had been running a steam thresher for some time this summer, as he had done for years past, and while moving the machine to another farm yesterday soon after noon, the engine broke through a short bridge south of Harmon Otte's into a ditch about eight feet deep and Mr. Sunderman went down with it, being pinioned ander a portion of the ponderous machine, when one of his limbs was broken near the thigh and the other below the knee, while escaping steam scalded his arms and body in a horrible manner. Parties with him extricated the suffering man as soon as possible and two physicians called by telephone, but despite all efforts he died about five o'clock in the evening. Mr. Sunderman was about 55 years of age, and had lived in this county about twenty-five years, coming here from near Seymour, Ind., and was an industrious aud hard working man. He was a natural machinist, having followed the business several years in Indiana, and it was his great delight to run a steam thresher, as he had done here for many years after the close of the farming season. He was an honorable and upright man in all his dealings and highly respected. He leaves a wife aud several children, together with a host of admiring friends to mourn his untimely and tragic death. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 10 o'clock from the German church, conducted by Rev. Jobst. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 5, 1901



Sunderman, Henry [1905] -

Henry Saunderman Dead. Page County lost one of its pioneer settlers yesterday in the death of Henry Saunderman, who is well known as one of the most prosperous farmers of the county. The deceased has been in failing health for about a year but kept up andgoing until very recently. He came to this county first in 1856 from Jackson county, Indiana, where he was born about seventy-two years ago. He was a neighbor and school mate of John Annon and came here through the influence of the Annon boys who had moved here the year before. Mr. Saunderman was greatly impressed with the richness of the soil in this locality and decided that it was a good place to make his home. He was very poor and for many years had a hard struggle but kept buying land until at the time of his death he owned 1400 acres of Page County's matchless soil. He leaves a family consisting of a wife, formerly Miss Sophia Fosbrink, and six children as follows: two sons, John K. and Henry, four daughters, all married; Mrs. Catherine Williams, Mrs. Hanna Andebuckle, who lives in Indiana, Mrs. Roseni Mascher and Mrs. Elvina Roberts, the latter of whom lives on the home farm with the parents. Henry Sunderman was a hard working, honest man and is a good example of what can be done by one who will attend strictly to business. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 10, 1905

.Henry Sunderman died at his home northwest of the city this morning, after a short illness. He was one of the earlier settlers of the county, and had amassed great land possessions to raise hogs and cattle. He was a very eccentric and peculiar individual. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 9, 1905


Sunderman, Julia Groeling - Mrs. Julia Sunderman, wife of Ben T. Sunderman, and daughter of John Groeling of this city, passed away at her home eight miles northwest of Clarinda, Thursday, March 29, 1917.
Mrs. Sunderman's death was caused by septicemia, her illness extending over a period of one month.
The deceased had a host of friends, not only in the country where she lived, but in this city, where her father resides and where she often came. She was known everywhere by her amiable, sunshiny, disposition. She will be greatly missed by many whom she did not think of as friends but who grew attached to her in store and shop in this city where she did the greater part of her purchasing.
Mrs. Sunderman was born in Page county forty-four years ago. She was married in 1894 and she and her husband at once went to housekeeping on a farm 6 1/4 miles north of this city. They continued to reside on this place until the death of Mr. Sunderman's father, William Sunderman, several years ago, when they moved to the old home pace of the Sundermans, a short distance west of the North German church.
Mrs. Sunderman is survived by her husband, three children, Herbert, Norta and Adeline, her father, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Glasgow, living south of Clarinda, and Mrs. A. Waters whose home is in California, and one brother, Albert Groeling, who now resides in Nebraska. Mrs. Waters was present at the funeral.

Funeral services over Mrs. Sunderman's remains were conducted at the North German church by Rev. Jaebker Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, in the presence of the largest concourse of people that has ever presented itself in that place on a similar occasion. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 5, 1917     

Julia Groeling Sunderman, wife of Benjamin J. Sunderman of Douglas township, died suddently at  her home,  Thursday, March 29, 1917, following a short illness of two weeks.   It is thought that a blood clot, traveling from one of the lower limbs to the heart, was the cause of death.   Short funeral services were held at the home, Monday afternoon, April 2, 1917, followed by services at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the Emmanuel Lutheran church of Nodaway township, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C. H. Jaebker.   Interment was in the church cemetery.   The deceased was born in Douglas township, Aug. 4, 1872. She was married in Harlan township, March, 1894 to Benjamin J.  Sunderman. From this union three children, Herbert, Elnora and Adeline, survive.   The deceased is also survived by her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Groeling of Clarinda, by a brother, Albert Groeling,  of Geering, Nebr.,   and   by two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Walters of Chico, Calif., and Mrs. Minnie Glasgow of Harlan township.   John Groeling's    brother,  Herman    Groeling,  from Verdigree, Nebr., and a number of the brothers and sisters of the bereaved husband were present for the funeral services.   The   deceased   was   known as a bright and cheerful woman, carrying sunshine wherever she went, and the attendance at the funeral, one of the largest ever held from the Emmanuel Lutheran church, attested the general esteem and affection in which she was held by the numerous  acquaintances,   who  join the relatives in mourning their severe loss. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 5, 1917


Sunderman, Roy -

Roy Sunderman, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Sunderman, died at the home of his parents in Douglas township, Page county, Thursday, Sept. 30, 1920, age 4 years 3 months, and 9 days, of membraneous croup and diphtheria, after an illness of one week. Besides his parents he leaves to mourn their loss, his brother, Lawrence, age 7 years, at the family home, and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sunderman and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henneman, of Clarinda, and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Henry Sunderman and Mrs. Henry Krull of Douglas township, with other relatives and many friends. Owing to the nature of the disease of which Roy died the funeral was private. It was held Oct. 1, at Immanuel Lutheran church, conducted by its pastor, Rev. C. J. Jaebker, and burial was in the cemetery on the grounds of that church. Roy was a favorite among those with whom he came in contact and especially will be greatly missed in the family circle to which he belonged. His relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends in their sorrow. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 14, 1920


Sunderman, William [Jun 1903]-

Mr. Wm. Sunderman died Friday, May 28, 1903, at his home northwest of the city.   For several years he had been troubled with bright's disease of the kidneys, and recently he was afflicted with a carbuncle on the back of his neck which produced blood poison and he soon passed away. Mr. Sunderman was about sixty years of age and had been a resident of this county a g ood many years.   He was a man highly respected, honorable in all his dealings, and accumulated a fair share of this world's goods by economy and frugality.  He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.  The funeral took place Sunday, conducted by Rev. L. Jobst. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 4, 1903


Sunderman, William [Oct 1903]

Will Sunderman, son of John Sunderman, north of Clarinda, died from typhoid fever last Friday evening. He had been sick about six week and was 28 years of age. Funeral was held from the home at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Jobst, pastor of the German church and interment was in the burial grounds of the church northwest of this city. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 23, 1903


Sutherland, Gerald William -

Gerald William, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sutherland, died April 2, 1901, aged 11 months, 6 days. Very fair and bright and beautiful, the source of joy, the fount of domestic pleasure, the pride of the dear little sister, the light of the home,—he was better fitted for the heavenly home than for the earthly. The services were simple, but tender, and loving hands bore the still form to the quiet bed and laid it to rest with flowers. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." "He is not dead, the child of our affection,
"But gone into that school, "Where he no longer needs our poor protection,
"And Christ himself doth rule. "Day after day we'll think what he is doing
"In those bright realms of air:
"Year after year, his steady steps pursuing,
"Behold him grown more fair."
—Longfellow. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 5, 1901

It is with feelings of deep regret that The Democrat announces the sudden death of Gerald W. Sutherland, the infant son of Mr.and Mrs. G. Sutherlancl, which occured Tuesday, April 2,1901, at 10:30 o'clock a. m., at their home in west Clarinda. The little one had been sick bnt a short time and death came unexpected to all. It would have been one year old the 26th of this month. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of all. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Dr. T. O. Smith. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 4, 1901



Sutherland, Margaret Jane Johnson

Mrs. Margaret J. Sutherland.
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Jane Sutherland, widow of Donald Sutherland, was held in Clarinda last Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Sutherland died at Galesburg, Ill., and had not lived in Clarinda for nearly fourteen years, but not that time nor any length of time within the lives of many who knew her here could cause them to forget her splendid Christian character and her helpful influence in the community in which she resided. As a neighbor she was possessed of the true neighborly spirit, and many were the modest kindnesses which she did for those about her, both in the times of their happiness and their sorrow. She, now, has passed to her eternal reward. While relatives and friends will miss her good nature and her good ways, and heartfelt sympathy is felt for those nearest her, now bereft, all who knew her, or of her, must feel that her final reward must be of the brightest and happiest character.
Mrs. Sutherland's maiden name was Johnson. She was born Aug. 26, 1841, at West Middlesex, Pa., the daughter of Samuel and Henrietta (Bell) Johnson. The family moved to Jones county, Iowa, and there, July, 17, 1862, she was married to Donald Sutherland. Mr. Sutherland responded shortly after his marriage to the needs of the Union and entered the Civil war in defense of his country. While he was in the war a child was born to himself and wife, Donald Grant Sutherland, who survives. A daughter, Ida May Sutherland, also was born in Jones county, and died July 23, 1880, in Page county, Iowa. The Sutherland family came to Page county forty-five years ago, and located on a farm in East River township. Later the Sutherlands moved to a farm of forty acres most of which is in the southern limits of the city of Clarinda, now, and which at this time is covered with houses thickly placed on city lots, but where D. G. Sutherland recalls that at one time he plowed it as the farm. The place was obtained in an early day by the late Mrs. Sutherland's parents and it eventually became the home of the Sutherland family. The husband and father, Donald Sutherland, died in Clarinda, Jan. 16, 1897. The late Mrs. Sutherland after her husband's death made her home with her son, D. G. Sutherland, and family. She was with them at Seattle, Wash., and afterward at Galesburg, Ill. The last few years of her life she was an invalid. Five years ago, in Seattle, she was stricken with paralysis, and was in bed from it for six months. At that time it was not thought she could live. In Galesburg, Ill., the latter part of June, this year, she fell and broke her left hip, her left side already paralyzed. This fall took place just as her son and family were packing their household goods to move to a farm near Elmwood, Ill. The afflicted woman then was taken to Saint Mary's hospital in Galesburg, where she remained until her death, at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1920, which followed a final stroke of paralysis which came upon her the Sunday before she died. While she was at the hospital her daughter-in-law, Mrs. D. G. Sutherland, was with her much of the time, as well as her regular nurse who was always at her call. Mrs. Sutherland was from early life a Presbyterian. She first joined the Presbytrian church at Scotch Grove, Iowa; then the First Presbyterian church of Clarinda; then the First   Presbyterian   church of Seattle, and finally the First Presbyterian church   of   Galesburg.    While her health and strength permitted she was one of the most active of church workers, and certainly her heart was in her work.   The. remains of Mrs. Sutherland arrived in   Clarinda   last Saturday night, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Sutherland.   The remains were taken to the Oates undertaking parlors where they remained until time for the funeral, which was held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, in the First Presbyterian church of Clarinda, conducted by Rev. A. B. Marshall, the pastor, who conducted a very beautiful and impressive service, in which he paid high tribute to the character of the deceased, from the very general praise he had heard of her from those who knew her, he never having met her, but he did not say a word too much in her behalf.   The singers were Miss Carrie Loranz, Mrs. R. D. Russell, Mrs. Emma Humphrey,   Mrs. Sabina Kelley, Miss   Irma   Pratt   and Miss Helen Standage.    Two hymns were sung:   "My Jesus as Thou Wilt," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul."  The pallbearers were six elders of the Presbyterian church, as follows: Prof. J. A. Woods, Dr. J. P. Brown, G. Wm. Richardson, J. Christensen, S. E. Sperry and J. E. Sawhill.  There were many beautiful flowers.   Interment was in the Clarinda city cemetery, beside the graves of husband and daughter who went before.
The attendance of people at the funeral who had known Mrs. Sutherland here in her lifetime and who had appreciated her true womanly character was marked. From out of town for the funeral besides Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Sutherland of Elmwood, Ill., were Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Cleveland of Des Moines and Mrs. W. H. Beattie of St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. O. M. Cook, a niece of the deceased, with members of her family, also was among those present.
The late Mrs. Margaret J. Sutherland was one of a family of nine children— a family noted for intellectuality and charm of manner—only two of whom are now living. These two are J. B. Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., brother, who visited Mrs. Sutherland in Galesburg after her fall, and Mrs. Eva Blount of Anthony, Kans., a sister. Those of the brothers and sisters who have died, are one son, who passed away in infancy; C. S. Johnson, a federal judge in Alaska; Mrs. Josephine Perrine, who died at Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Ollie I. Royce, who died at Topeka, Kans.; Horace Johnson, who was killed in a railroad accident while at his regular occupation as a locomotive engineer running out of Wadsworth, Nev., and Mrs. W. I. Black, who died in Clarinda. Mrs. Black was the mother of Mrs. O. M. Cook and of Rev. Samuel Charles Black, the latter being president of Washington Jefferson college. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Sep 16, 1920

Another of our former Clarinda residents has been brought to the old home town for burial, Mrs. Margaret J. Sutherland, whose funeral was held Sunday afternoon, from the Presbyterian Church, the funeral being conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Marshall D. D.   Elders   of the church acted as pallbearers.   It was fitting that the form of Mrs. Sutherland should be taken to the "silent city" north of town by members of the church in which she had taken such an active part during the years she was a resident of Clarinda.
Margaret Johnson was born in W. Middlesex, Mercer County, Pa., Aug. 26th, 1841, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Johnson. The family moved to Scotch Grove, Jones
County, Iowa, where on July 17th, I 1862 she was married to Donald Sutherland. The Civil War soon afterward called Mr. Sutherland to active service, and he was on his march with "Sherman to the sea'' when the first child came to bless the household. Returning from the service of his country, the family moved to Clarinda, Iowa, coming here forty five years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland were active members of the Clarinda Presbyterian church in Jones County, the husband being one of the officers of the church there, and they remained active in church work when coming to Clarinda, Mrs. Sutherland being an especial worker with young people and in the Sunday School.
Going west in 1905, Mrs. Sutherland for thirteen years made her home there, coming to Galesburg, Ill., in 1918, where she has been residing with her son Donald. She passed away Sept 10th, 1920, in St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg, where for six months past she has been, owing to a fall sustaind while starting to get into an automobile, when she fell and fractured her hip. The Donald Sutherland family were moving to a farm near Elmwood, Ill., and she was just getting into the car to go to the new home when the accident occured. At Seattle several years ago she was taken with a stroke of apoplexy, and it was from this cause that she finally passed away, having had several strokes since the first one.
One son is living, her son Donald, who for a time was a practicing attorney in Clarinda, for six years our county attorney, now resident in Elmwood, Ill., where he is engaged in stock farming. One daughter was laid away in 1880 in Clarinda cemetery, to be followed by the remains of the father, and finally Mrs. Sutherland herself being called by the grim reaper to answer the last summons.
One sister is living, Mrs. Eva Blout, of Anthony Kans., who was prevented by illness in the family from attending the funeral, and one brother, J. B. Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., who had visited his sister during the past summer. There were nine children in the original Johnson family. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 16, 1920


Former County Attorney of Page Is Located in Illinois.
D. G. Sutherland, whom the people here generally know as Grant Sutherland, was a caller at The Journal office Tuesday morning. He was called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. Margaret J. Sutherland, who died last Friday at Galesburg, Ill., and whose funeral was held in Clarinda Sunday afternoon. Her obituary appears elsewhere in The Journal.
Mr. Sutherland and family formerly lived in Clarinda and he was county attorney of Page county for six years. He also was in the abstract business here and conducted a private law business as well as being county attorney. He paid much attention to farm and live stock matters, also, while engaged in the law. Besides this he was a very active worker in the affairs of the First Presbyterian church of Clarinda and devoted considerable attention to Republican politics.
In December, 1905, he and his family moved to Seattle, Wash., where he engaged in the practice of law, but became so disgusted with certain methods which he found prevailing in the courts there at that time that he abandoned the law.
For a few years until last spring he lived in Galeshurg, Ill., and traveled for Wallace's Farmer in that state, where he especially looked after the Wallace Farmer interests in connection with live stock and public sales. He found his work for that publication very agreeable, until toward the last the continuous traveling   and   being away from home, and loss of sleep and disagreeable weather made him long to return to farm life, with which he was so familiar when a boy and young man.   So he resigned from the Wallace Farmer.    He says   that he liked the Wallace Farmer people the best of any he ever worked for.   That they never told him where to go or where not to; that they always approved any contract he made; always allowed him the claims he made on his bills, and as to settlements with dissatisfied patrons always left it to him to make adjustments in his own way.  It is no wonder that Wallace's Farmer prospers, being conducted as it is on the Golden Rule basis.
Mr. Sutherland and family now live on a farm of 570 acres near Elmwood, III., about thirty miles southeast of Galesburg and eighteen miles west of Peoria. The farm is owned by J. B. Bartholmew, president of the Avery company, manufacturers of farm implements at Peoria. Mr. Sutherland is in partnership with Mr. Bartholmew in the farming and carrying on of the live stock industry, and has immediate charge of the farm and its business. Specialties on the farm are Duroc Jersey swine and fine cattle. The farm takes a lot more feed for cattle and hogs than it produces, so extensive is the live stock business carried on there.
When Mr. Sutherland first went on the farm it had sheep as well as cattle and hogs, but he found that the sheep and hogs did not go well together, so sold the sheep.
As far as a life occupation is concerned, Mr. Sutherland is infatuated with farming, and with his enthusiasm and industry there can be no doubt concerning his success, as in addition to his natural liking for the farm he is in the midst of one of the greatest live stock sections of the world.
It will be of interest to the people here and in Page county who knew the children of Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland as tiny tots in Clarinda to learn that the   daughter,   Margaret, will graduate from Knox college this year, and the son, Robert, also this year will graduate from the Galesburg high school. Miss Margaret is a student at Knox college (Galesburg) on a scholarship which is the gift to her from Mrs. Jennie W. Parish of Clarinda. Mrs. Parish is the owner of a life scholarship in Knox college, which she purchased, and when she learned that Miss Margaret was going to attend that college told Miss Margaret's mother that she had the life scholarship and that it. would be a pleasure to have it used by a Clarinda girl, offering it to Mrs. Sutherland for her daughter's use. But for Mr. Sutherland's mention of Mrs. Parish's thoughtfulness as to this scholarship her kindness in the matter probably never would have become publicly known.
Robert Sutherland, the son, like his lather is greatly interestaed in live stock, and already has been very succesful with swine.
The other day when Mr. Sutherland told his employes on the farm in Illinois that he was coming to Clarinda the man exclaimed: "Clarinda! why I used to keep a livery stable in New Market." The man who did that is William Nixon.
The undertaker in Galesburg was assisted by his wife in preparing the remains of Mrs. Sutherland for her last Journey to Clarinda, and the undertaker's wife's father was Rev. Mr. Blodgett, a former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Clarinda.   Her married name is Dean.
Mr. Sutherland while at this office spoke particularly of how much he appreciated the very kindly spirit with which he was met in his sorrow over the death of his mother by his friends in Clarinda. If all of them could have heard what he said in regard to his appreciation of their services and their evidences of true friendship it would have made them feel the worth of their good effort was sincerely and fully recognized. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 16, 1920

MARGARET JANE SUTHERLAND The funeral of Margret Jane Sutherland was held from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon in charge of Dr. Marshall. Deceased was born in Middlesex, Mercer county, Pennsylvania Aug. 26 1841. Died at Galesburg Sept. 10, 1920. Mrs. Sutherland was quite well known in Clarinda having lived here from 1875 up to fourteen years ago. She was married to Donald Sutherland July, 1862 in Jones county, Iowa. Her husband preceded her in January, 1897 and was buried here. The remains were brought here by a son, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Sutherland now of Galesburg, Ills., but formerly county attorney of Page county. Other relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cleveland of Des Moines, Mr. Cleveland being a brother of Mrs. D. G. Sutherland. Deceased was a member of First Presbyterian church while a resident here and was very active in church work. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 16, 1920

Sutter, Mrs -

Mrs. Sutter, mother of Mrs. H. A. Pearson of this city, died Wednesday night at 11 o'clock at her home three miles north of Sidney, aged 82 years. Death came quite unexpectedly. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson attended the funeral Thursday. SHENANDOAH WORLD, Shenandoah, Iowa, Jun 10, 1898