Page County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by Pat O'Dell



Moreland, Arthur's INFANT -

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moreland's little five months old boy died Aug., 20th, of cholera infantum, at their home near Boise, Id. Mrs. Moreland was formerly Miss Pearl Burwell. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 25, 1903


Moreland, Emma -

The remains of Miss Emma Moreland were shipped in from Greeley, Colo., last Friday and kept at the home of J. C. Glasgow for the night. In the absence of the pastor, Rev. McCaunaghy, of the Reformed Presbyterian church, Rev. Nesbit, of College Spring's, conducted the funeral at the church, and the remains were laid away in the local cemetery beside those of her father, mother [and] three sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gibson Moreland located on the Wm. Black farm away back in 1853. It was here they raised a family of ten children. The white plague invaded the family and took away two of the girls. The family moved to Clarinda about ten years ago and two years later the father died. The family moved to Greeley, Colo. While in the west, Mrs. Byron Comin died amd was buried there. The other girls were single. The mother died in Greeley, and was brought here, and now the remains of Miss Emma are laid away.
The history of the family has been a sad one, but their faith, has been firm and they found comfort in the promises which are so freely offered to them, in the gospel. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 15, 1910

Moreland, Gib., Mrs - Mrs. Gib. Moreland died Feb. 8th at her home in Greely, Colo., and the remains were brought to this city for burial by the side of her husband, the services being conducted by Rev. Dill at the Covenanter church, Saturday at 10:30. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 15, 1906


Moreland, William Gibson -

In Memoriam.
Mr. Wm. Gibson Moreland was born in Green Co., Ohio, January 14, 1821; and entered into rest at his home in Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa, Monday, Nov. 28, at 8 o'clock p. m., 1904; in the eighty-fourth year of his life.  He moved to Sparta, Ill., in 1837, where he was under the pastoral care of Rev. Stevenson, and in early youth made a public profession of his faith in Christ and united with   the Reformed Presbyteriau church, of which he  remained a faithful member until his promotion to the church Celestial.  About 1851, he moved to the bounds of Sharon, R. P. Congregation, Des Moines, County, Iowa, where Rev. J. M. McDonald was pastor.   Oa Nov. 14, 1855, Mr. Moreland was married to Miss Dorcas J. Newlon, at Winterset, la., forming a happy Christian home, a union which continued for over 49 years.    Mr. and Mrs. Moreland moved to Clarinda, la., June 1856, and lived happily on their farm three miles south of town until last spring, when they moved into Clarinda.    To them were born eleven children,    three  sons and eight daughters, and of these, the three sons, James, William and Arthur, and four daughters,   Mattie, Ada, Flora and Emma, with their mother survive the beloved father and husband.   On the 6th of last June, Mr. Moreland broke a thigh bone and shortly after, had a stroke of apoplexy, paralysing his left side and confining him to his bed, until relieved by death.   He bore all his sufferings with remarkable parience and Christian submission and constantly manifested unwavering faith in Christ as his Redeemer. Mr. Moreland was a very industrious and successful farmer, truly devoted to the happiness and comfort of his family.   He was of a cheerful and hopeful disposition, living on the bright side of life.   He was a faithful and active member of the Reformed Presbyterian church and served for many years in the office of deacon in the Clarinda Congregation.  He was an upright and loyal citizen, a devoted  husband and affectionate father, a peaceable and obliging neighbor and was deeply interested in every movement relating to the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ.   "Blessed are dead which die in the Lord from hence forth: yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Rev. 14-13.   Funeral services were conducted at the home in Clarinda, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 1 o'clock, p. m., by Rav. J. W. Dill, pastor. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 2, 1904 [on page G7 in scrapbook]

Wm. G. Moreland died Monday, Nov 28, 1804 [1904], at his home in southwest Clarinda. He had been in feeble health a long time. Mr Moreland was one of the old settlers of this county, and resided many years on a farm south of this city. He was well known and a man of steadfast integrity. He was about 84 years of age. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at his late home, conducted by Rev Dill, and his remaines laid to rest in the Covenanter cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 1, 1904


Morelock, James Mark -

April 11.—James Mark Morelock, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Morelock, was fatally injured Friday evening about 8 o'clock. While on his way to his brother's home south of Shenandoah in a Ford touring car, just west of the L. E. Dougherty's home, his car was over turned. Alva Bloom was just a short distance ahead in a Ford car and looking back failed to see the lights on Mark's car, and thinking something had gone wrong he turned around and found Will Lawson, who had just driven up, bending over the body of the boy. They carried him to the home of his uncle, Jackson Baxter. Dr. Stotler of Shenandoah was summoned and upon examintion found his skull fractured, hip broken and internal injuries, from which he passed away at 4 o'clock Saturday morning. It is not known exactly what caused the accident but probably the spokes giving way in one of the rear wheels, and the ruts in the road. The car was completely wrecked. The funeral was held Monday in the Methodist Episcopal church in Shenandoah, conducted by the Rev. F. W. Simpson, pastor of that church. The Norwich choir sang. The pall bearers were Rex Vickers, Samie Lawson, Horace Howard, Alva Bloom, Edwin Northwall and John Baxter. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery in Shenandoah. He has many friends to mourn his departure. He leaves father, mother, three brothers and one sister. The entire neighborhood extend to them their sympathy in this sad hour. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 12, 1917


Morgan, David -

David Morgan Dead.

A great many of our readers are acquainted with David Morgan, who was one of the early settlers of Page county, making his home at Hawleyville, and all will be pained to learn of his sudden death. He was visiting with his daughter, Mrs. Ed Kelley, in New Market, and had not been complaining of illness but was heard to remark that he was not feeling as well as usual. Yesterday morning he got up as usual, but complained that he had trouble in getting his breath. While walking around the room, he suddenly reeled and fell to the floor, and was dead before the folks could get to him. It was certainly a very sudden and sad shock to the relatives and friends.
His wife died about two years ago, the parents being survived by four children, Mrs. Will Hiles in Nebraska, Mrs. Ed Kelley, of New Market, Miss Latitia, who with the only son, John, live on the farm, adjoining Hawleyville. Mr. Morgan was one of Page county's best citizens, and with his loss, the community suffers a serious loss.
David Morgan was born October 2,1836, in Dubois county Indiana, aud was the son of S. G. and Elizabeth Morgan, natives of North Carolina and Tennessee respectively, Until sixteen years of age his time was spent in the subscription school and on the farm. The first journey he made on leaving home was to Kentucky. In the fall of 1854, the spirit of unrest being within him still, he pushed on to the western part of Iowa, and the following spring he entered a wagon shop in Hawleyville as apprentice; for two years he followed this line of work, and then went to work at the carpenter's trade, which he continued until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, December 1, 1861; the most noted battle in which he took part was Pittsburg Landing; he was with General Sherman on his important march to the sea, and was present at the battle of Jonesborough, but was not called into active service, being on the reserve force. He was appointed sergeant of his
company in June, 1863, which position he regained until he was honorably discharged December 20, 1864. Although he was frequently in the thickest of the fight he was never wounded or taken prisoner. After the war he resumed his business of wagon making. He was married December 30, 1858, to Miss Susan Goodman Winters, a native of Hardin county, Kentucky. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 13, 1905


Morgan, David, Mrs - Mrs David Morgan, of near Hawleyville, died yesterday morning after a long and painful illness. The deceased with her husband was one of the early settlers of this county and was very widely and favorably known. The funeral services were held this afternoon. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, iowa, Jul 29, 1902


Morgan, Doral Dean - Doral D., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Morgan of Pleasant Ridge died on Wednesday, April 14, at 8 a. m, Funeral services were held at the church the following day at 11 a m . conducted by Rev. Jordan of Shambaugh. Interment at Clarinda cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 22, 1909

Doral Dean, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Morgan, of Pleasant Ridge, Buchanan township, "fell into that dreamless sleep" which we call death, at 8 a. m. Wednesday, April 14, 1909, aged two months and two days. To the bereaved parents there remain four children, two boys and two girls, viz. Carroll, Myron, Hazel and Andrew. Funeral services were held at the church at 11 a. m. on Thursday, April 15, Rev. Jordan, of Shambaugh, conducting the services. The pall bearers were the following little girls who reside near: Florence and Gladys Burley, Esta Rector and Lois Kelley. Interment in Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 22, 1909

On last Thursday afternoon the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morgan, of near Shambaugh, was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery, having passed away on Wednesday, April 14, after a brief illness, aged eight weeks. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Jordan, of Shambaugh. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 22, 1909


Morgan, F.H. - P. Barr and Miss Jennie Painter received word Saturday of the death of their brother-in-law, F. H. Morgan, at La Harpe, Ills. Mr. Morgan was injured in a runaway, while working on his farm, on the Monday preceding, and died on Saturday. A sad incident connected with his family was the sudden death of his daughter Eva, only two months ago, from pneumonia. The double tragedy makes the home a very sad one, indeed. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 9, 1901


Morgan, Kenneth Irvin -

Little Kenneth Irvin Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Morgan, died Friday morning, Oct. 25th, of Spanish Influenza. The little boy was 3 years and 17 days of age having never been strong, so was unable to survive from the disease. Short, private funeral services were held at the Oates Undertaking parlors, Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. M. Cable pastor of the M. E. Church, only nearby relatives being present.

The little form was then laid to rest in Clarinda cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of many sorrowing friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 31, 1918

Kenneth Morgan died Friday, Oct. 25th, from Spanish Influenza, follow[ed] by pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morgan, being just three years, and 17 days old when called from earth. The funeral was held Saturday Oct. 26th, with just a short service at the grave. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 31, 1918


Morgan, Susan Cassie Goodman -

Susan Cassie Goodman was born in Hardin county. Ky.. Feb. 2, 1834, and died at her home in Hawleyville. Iowa, July 28, 1902. aged 68 yrs, 5 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage with David Morgan Dec. 30, 1858, and to this union five children were born four of whom survive her—John and Lettie Morgan, Mrs. Lillie Kelly of Hawleyville, and Mrs. Mary Hiles of Norton, Kas. The deceased united with the M. E. church of Hawleyville in 1878, continuing in that faith until her death. Her church relations were marked with earnestness and zeal so long as her physical condition permitted attendance on the means of grace. As a wife, mother, neighbor and christian she measured up to the extent of ability and obligation. It could be said of her in all these relations of life. "She hath done what she could," and in her life's closing moments her testimony was "she could see her way clear." The funeral services were held at the home July 29th, at 2 p.m. Words of comfort.and exhortation were spoken from Matt 11:28. The services were conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev.E.S. Menoher of New Market. Willis A. Wells,
The family extend their heartfelt thanks to friends for their aid and sympathy. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1902 [G13 scrapbook page]


Morledge, Edgar -

The Morledge Abbott family reunion held in this city Saturday, and which was not fully completed, was deeply saddened Sunday afternoon by a telegram to Robt. Morledge of Hastings, Neb, who was among the number present in the city, that his son, Edgar Morledge, had been killed in a railroad wreck Sunday morning at Cripple Creek, Colo. He had been firing on an engine between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek for a long time. He was a young man about 23 year of age, was married but left no children, one having died in infancy. Mr. Morledge took the evening train to care for the remains. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 21, 1904

E. F. Klise, Lewis Abbott and Ed Morledge attended the funeral of Edgar Morledge at Hastings, Neb., yesterday, wao was killed in a railroad wreck at Cripple Creek, Colo., Sunday morning. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 21, 1904


Morley, Joseph -

Joseph Morley died suddenly at his home   in Savannah,   Mo.,   Tuesday, April 21, 1903.   Mr. Morley was a resident of this county for over thirty five years, living on a farm out near Yorktown, and was well known to many in the community.   He had resided in Missouri for five or six years.   A wife and eight children are left to mourn his death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 30, 1903

A Good Citizen Dead. At his home just west of Savannah at 4 p. m., Tuesday, April 21, Joseph Morley, aged 65 years, 9 months and 19 days, passed to the great beyond.
Mr. Morley was born in Pennsylvania in 1837, and when about ten years old he went with his parents to Illinois, where he remained until 1871, when he moved his family to Iowa. He lived in the latter state until last fall, when he purchased the Phil Henderson place just west of town and moved there with his wife, whom he leaves with nine children to mourn his departure.
His life was so conducted during his short residence here that many became his fast friends, and as a neighbor his life was an ideal that is well worthy of any man. Not only was he an ideal neighbor but in his business relations he is highly spoken of by the people of Savannah and the neighborhood in which he lived.
Mr. Morley had made no profession of religion until recently when he called Rev. Bolen of the M. E church, South, and had signified his intention to cast his lot with that body of Christians. This he intended to do on Easter Sunday, but was taken ill on the day previous and unable to do so. He sent for Rev. Bolen on Tuesday of this week and was baptized at 10 o'clock that morning and passed peacefully away at four in the afternoon. He gave to Rev. Bolen very clear and satisfactory evidence of his saved relation to God
Four of his sons, Tom, of Gravity, Iowa; Frank, of Bedford; Floyd, of Yorktown; and Luther, of Coin; and a son-in-law, Dr. S. B. Clabaugh, of Bedford, were with him when he passed away. The sons acted as pall bearers at the funeral.—Savannah, Mo., Democrat. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 28, 1903


Morley, Luther, Mrs and BABE - Fred Handorf attended the funeral of Mrs. Luther Morley and her 14 months-old babe, held at Coin Saturday at 1:30 p. m. It was a horrible accident that befel the family last Thursday, by the explosion of gasoline which burned mother and babe so severely that the little one's life lamp went out in a few hours and the mother passed away Friday morning after great suffering from her injuries. Mr. Morley was severely burned on the hands and face trying to rescue them, but it is thought will recover. The father and a four-year old son are left to mourn the death of wife and mother. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 16, 1905

Mother and Baby Burned to Death.

A sad and disastrous accident occured at Coin Wednesday evening by which Mrs Luther Morley and her baby, about a year old, lost their lives. Mr. Morley keeps a store in Coin and was filling a gasoline lamp and was near the furnace register that the gasoline became ignited and an explosion followed. The wife and baby were standing near by and the clothing of both was accidentally inflamed. Mr. Morley was very seriously burned and at this writing, it isn't known whether his life will be sacrificed on account of the disaster. Mrs. Morley was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Mitchell, of Yorktown. It is a terrible sad catastrophe and the afflicted relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 10, 1905




Morley, Sarah Wisler -

(Delayed From Last Week.) Sarah Wisler Morley, 1835-1916. Sarah Wisler was born November, 15th, 1835, in Picway, county, Ohio, and passed from this life to the one beyond on May 2nd, 1916, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 17 days. When 15 years of age she with her parents moved from Ohio to Fulton county, Ill., was married to Joseph Morley, December 24th, 1857 in Fulton county, Ill. With her family, coming to Page county in May, 1871, living on a farm 3 miles north of this place until 27 years ago, they moved to Yorktown,   where she has since made this her home.   To this union was born 13 children, nine still living, 4 passed away 'after they were grown:. Murtie Apple, Rebecca Payton, Maria Gilson and Albert Morley.  Those still living are: Mrs. Flora Clabaugh, at Kamrar, la.; Mrs. Luella Maupin, of Yorktown, la.; Lewis Morley, of Bedford, la.; Frank Morley, of Bedford; Floyd Morley, of Wilcox, Canada; Mrs. Artie Loy, of Hitchcock, Okla.; Luther Morley, of Clarinda; Mrs. Edna Stanley, of Yorktown; Mrs. Eunice Mitchell, of Geneva, Nebr.   She, with her daughter, Edna, made their home together for a number of years and since Edna's marriage she has continued to care for her mother until the Savior called her home.  She was converted when 15 years of age uniting with the United Brethren church and remaining so until coming to Iowa, she united with the Methodist church, and remained the same until she passed to her home beyond, Mrs. Morley has been in feeble health for 6 years or more, most of the time unable to be in her place at church services, but has always kept close to her savior.   She has been a loving mother and a good neighbor and will be greatly missed by her friends and loved ones.
Services was Rev. Penn, music was furnished by Philo Castle, M. E. Smith, Mrs. C. C. Pancolt of Essex, and Miss Lois Castle. The flowers were many and beautiful, and the body
was laid to rest in Summitt cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 18, 1916

Mrs. Sarah Morley was held at 1 p.m. at the Methodist church last Thursday, conducted by Rev. Joseph Penn, assisted by Rev. Mrs. Driver of the Presbyterian church. Sarah Wisler was born Nov. 15, 1835, in Picway county, Ohio., and died May 2, 1916, at the age of 80 years 5 months and 17 days. When 15 years of age she, with her parents, moved to Ful ton county, Ill., and was married to Joseph Morley Dec. 24, 1857. She, with her family came to Page county, Iowa, in May, 1871, and lived on a farm three
miles north of Yorktown until twenty-seven years ago, when they moved to Yorktown. To this union were born thirteen children, nine of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Flora Claybaugh of Kamrar, Iowa; Mrs. Luella Maupin of Yorktown; Lewis and Frank of Bedford; Floyd of Wilcox, Canada; Mrs. Arta
Loy of Hitchcock, Okla; Luther of Clarinda; Edna Stanley of Yorktown; and Mrs. Eunice Mitchell of Geneva, Nebr. All were present at the funeral except Floyd of Wilcox, Canada, and Mrs. Arta Loy of Hitchcock, Okla. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 11, 1916

Mrs. Sarah Morley died at her home in Yorktown Tuesday morning at 10 a. m. At the age of 80 years. The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Yorktown on Thursday afternoon at 1 p. m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Penn. Mrs. Morley was the grandmother of Miss Ina Morley who teaches in the high school in this city. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 4, 1916

Monday afternoon Mrs. Sarah Morley was stricken with apoplexy. She lived until Tuesday morning about 10 o'clock when she passed away without regaining consiousness. Frank and Louis Morley of Bedford and Luther of Clarinda, Mrs. J. C. Maupin and Enda Stanley were with her when the end came. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 4, 1916


Morris, David -

David Morris was born near Toronto, Canada, Aug. 10, 1835, He came to Carroll county, Ill., in the year 1860 and married Nancy E. Fearnow, May 14,1868. He enlisted in the service, the 8th day of November, 1861, as a private, Co. 146th regiment of Illinois volunteer and served three years, receiving an honorable discharge the 13th day of Nov., 1864 at Memphis, Tenn. He came to Page county in 1879 and has lived here since, except four years in Taylor county and one in Kansas. Nine children were born to this union, three daughters, Jennie Virginia, Lydia and Eveline, six sons, Lorenzo, Scott, Win. Thomas, Harvey, Frederic, Lewis and Eldan, all of whom survive their father, except Lewis who died when 8 years of age. The children all live in this vicinity except one daughter, who resides in Guthrie county, la. Mr. Morris was in his usual health when on Monday morning while about his ordinary morning work, with no indication or premonition of his death, he suddenly and instantly passed away without seemingly a struggle, pain or sigh. How true the scripture declaration, 'We know not what, a day will bring forth nor the day or hour when one will pass away." Mr Morris was a straight forward business man and citizen and a kind father, he will be missed upon our streets and in the home, by the sorrowing wife and children.—Yorktown Correspondent. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 21, 1902

Mr. David Morris, one of Yorktown's most respected and honored citizens dropped dead last Sunday morning while doing the chores around his barn. Mr. Morris was one of Page county's first settlers and was an old soldier. The cause of his death was heart trouble. The funeral services will be held today at the late home of the deceased. The many friends of the family extend to them their heartfelt sympathy in this sudden sorrow. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 14, 1902


Morris, Dorothy -

Mrs. Dorothy Morris, wife of Scott Morris living four miles northwest of the city, committed suicide last Thursday afternoon by drinking carbolic acid. She had been in poor health for some time and while her husband was preparing to take her away for farther treatment shortly, she met him in the yard and raising a two ounce bottle to her mouth saying, "Scott, this ends it," drank the contents and died without another word. It was a sad affair and casts a gloom over the community. She was the mother of one small child. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 6, 1902


Morris, Elizabeth S. -

Mrs. Morris, the aged mother of Mrs. Morgan Burwell, died suddenly at the home of her daughter the 5th inst. from heart trouble. She had been complaining some for a few days previous but did not desire a physician. On Sunday morning she felt unusually well, but a few hours after dropped to the floor and sank rapidly away. She was a kind and motherly woman and highly respected by all who knew her. She was seventy years of age. The funeral took place Tuesday following and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 16, 1899


Morris, George R. -

George R. Morris was born in Mechanicsburg, Champain Co., Ohio Sept. 5th, 1855, and passed away Aug 21, 1920. In early life he came to Illinois with his parents. In 1893 the family moved to Clarinda. Mr Morris spent a number of years in his active life as a railroad engineer and later gave his attention to piano tuning.
He lived a quiet unassuming life and was counted a good man by all those who knew him, and leaves a record behind him of having no bad habits. He will be missed by those who knew him and loved him.
Those who mourn his loss are three brothers and two sisters; Carroll of Diagonal, Iowa, J. H. of Bedford, Mont of Clarinda, Mrs. Kate Burwell and Rachel Morris of Chicago. He passed away at the home of his brother, John H., in Bedford, where he had made his home for a number of years.
Rev. John F. Arnold of Bedford preached the sermon. A quartette from the M. E. Church furnished the music. Interment was in Clarinda cemtery. The entire community extend sympathy. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 26, 1920

Morris, Martha -

Miss Martha Morris was born in Madison  county, Ohio, and died March 7, 1902, at the home of her nephew, J. H. Morris, one and a half miles south of Shambaugh, after an illness of eight weeks, aged 68 years, 3 months and 4 days.  At the age of fourteen she joined the Methodist Episcopal  church and remained in that faith until she died. She was ever willing to do what she could to help or relieve those afflicted as she was during her entire life, a cripple compelled to use crutches from childhood up. She was laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery Sunday afternoon. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 21, 1902


Morris, Scott -

The body of Scott Morris was buried at the Summitt Cemetery Sunday. He was living in Billings, Montana, at the time of his sudden death, which was due to heart failure. He leaves several children, two brothers, two sisters and an aged mother of Gravity to mourn his death. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 25, 1919

Morris, Stella -

Miss Stella Morris, the 10 year old daughter of Mrs. S. J. Morris, died Monday at the home on East Main St. from typhoid fever. The taking away of a young life is a sad bereavement to all. A trained nurse was secured from Omaha Saturday night but too late to save her patient. Another daughter about 14 years old is very low with the same fever. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 23, 1911

The cold hand of death entered the home of Mrs. Sarah Morris and took from her the precious little one for whom she has had a constant care for the past eight years which have constituted her little life. Bereft of a father—no, a profligate man—she knows nothing of the sweetness of a home, even as provied by the beasts and birds for their young. The mother has been left with the care of ten children while the sire is defying the law in his assumed relations in a life of ease. "As a father pittieth his children,"—no, even better than that, the mother has had pity for the little one, and the kind neighbors teacher and the classmates were have given consolation. The school teacher and the classmates have all been kind to her, thus aiding an overtaxed mother in supplying the spirit of love in the home.
Little Stella was sick only a little over a week, but the typhoid fever had gotten the start and the fever had possession of the body and there was no relief for her.
The funeral was held, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Watson, of the Baptist church of Villisca, and the remains were laid in the Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 23, 1911


Morris, Thomas S. -

Thomas S. Morris, who died at Springfield, Mo., December 21, and was buried in the Clarinda cemetery Sunday afternoon, was for a long time a resident of Page county and Clarinda, and was widely known and highly respected throughout the community. He was born February 19, 1820, in Schuylkill county near Philadelphia, Pa. His parents lived upon a farm aud he was raised to agricultural pursuits and followed farming during his active lifetime. On November 10, 1842, he was married to Miss Mary Ross in Ohio. To this union were born seven children, of whom there are three now living, C. F. and B. P. Morris, of this city, and Mrs Jennie Cook, of Springfield, Mo. In 1855 they came to Mahaska county, Iowa, and in 1871, to Page county, and six years later moved to Clarinda. In 1896 Mrs. Morris died at Red Oak. Mr. Morris has always been an active and faithful worker in the Presbyterian church, having served as an elder in every church of which he has been a member, at Delaware, Ill , Tarkio, Page county, Clarinda and Red Oak. He attended the general assembly of the church in 1897. With the passing of Thomas S. Morris the world loses another of nature's noblemen; he was a kind, loving husband and parent, an upright and conscientious man of the world and a true follower of God. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 26, 1905

Thomas S. Morris died last night at Springfield, Mo., where be has been making his home with his daughter. He was nearly eighty-six years old. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church in this city Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Maclean. An obituary will appear in , Tuesday's Herald. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 19, 1905



Morris, Victor -

In the Diagonal Reporter of Feb. 21, 1918, particulars of the death of Private Moris, formerly of this locality, were given. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Morris, now of near Diagonal. He had been at Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., for several months prior to his demise, and belonged to Company A of the 334 Machine Gun Battalion. About two weeks before his death he was home on a furlough, seemingly greatly interested in his war work, and was in the best of health. After returning to Camp Pike he contracted bronchial pneumonia, from which he died Saturady, Feb. 1918. The Diagonal Reporter of the date above referred to says that "Victor was one of Nature's noblemen in its truest sense—brave, generous and manly. The spirit with which he was working and cause which he was helping to push forward has linked his name to an honor which can never be erased." The same paper also says: "Victor Baker Morris, eldest son of Carroll and Margaret Morris, was born at Paola, Kan., Feb. 21 , 1893, and died Feb. 16, 1918, of bronchial pneumonia at Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., aged 24 years 1 months and 26 days. He moved with his parents to Clarinda, Iowa, on Oct. 18, 1897, where he made his home until March 1, 1911, when they moved to their home near Diagonal, Iowa, where he has since resided, he was called to the service of his country on Sept. 19, 1917, entering at Camp Dodge. There he was placed in Battery F. 339 Field Artillery. On Dec. 1 he was transferred with a number of company to Company A, 334 Machine Gun Batallion at Camp Pike, of which company he was a member at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Mount Ayr I. O. O. F. lodge No. 169. He also became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Diagonal in October, 1913, and has always remained a faithful member. He leaves to mourn his departure the father and mother, two brothers, Frederic C. and Edgar D. at home, four sisters, Mrs. H.C. Gleason of Creston, Mrs. J. A. Miller of Redding, Edith C. and Ruth G. at home, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Episcopal church at this place on Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. Charles M. Edmondson of Oakland, Iowa, assisted by Rev. R. W. Swick and Rev. J. E. Rees; also assisted by the Mount Ayr I. O. O. F., of which he was a member, and also the I. O. O. F. lodges of Knowlton and Diagonal. Interment was made in the Diagonal cemetery."

CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 7, 1918

Private Victor Morris of Diagonal, a nephew of Mont Morris and J. H. Morris of Clarinda, died from pneumonia, Feb. 16, at Camp Pike, where he has been for the past few months in Company A of 334th Machine Gun battalion. Two weeks before when home on a furlough he was in excellent health. The Diagonal Progress speaks of the young man in the highest terms, as "brave, generous and manly."
He was the eldest son of Carroll and Margaret Morris and was born at Paola, Kan., Feb. 21, 1893, being 24 years, 11 months and 26 days of age at the time of his death. He moved with his parents to Clarinda on Oct. 18, 1897, and made his home in Clarinda until March 1, 1911, when they moved to their present home near Diagonal. He was called to the service at Camp Dodge on Sept. 19, 1917, being later transferred to Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Diagonal, and funeral services were conducted there Tuesday afternoon. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Mount Ayr and that lodge and the lodges of Knowlton and Diagonal assisted at the funeral.
He leaves to mourn his departure his father and mother, two brothers, Frederic C. and Edgar D., at home, four sisters, Mrs. H. S. Gleason of Creston, Mrs. J. A. Miller of Redding, and Edith C. and Ruth G. at home. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1918


Morris, Will - Will Morris a single man living at Yorktown died Sunday forenoon of a complication of diseases. He has been working at the carpenter's trade there with his brother and had been ill about two weeks before his death. The funeral will probably be held Thursday giving time for the mother to arrive from West Virginia. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 17, 1905


Morrison, James H. - Mrs. David Tharp was called to Seymour, Iowa, Saturday evening by the death of her brother-in-law, James H. Morrison.   She left on the evening train by way of Villisca. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 5, 1908

Morrison, J.H. - Mrs. D.   Tharp was called to Seymour, Iowa, by the death of her brother-in-law, J. H. Morrison, Saturday. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 7, 1908


Morrison, Mabel -

Miss Mabel Morrison,   the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Morrison, was born near College Springs, October 29th, 1879, and died April 11th, 1907, at the home of Mr. George Davidson, about 12 miles east of College Springs, where she had gone for a few day's visit with friends.   She was only sick a few hours.   A physician was summoned, but was unable to save her life.   Everything was done that, willing hands and loving hearts could do, but the Maker had need of her and called her home.  The deceased was a young lady of bright intellect.   She had been a student for some years in Amity college, and had taught five years in Page county, meeting with success as a teacher.   Mabel was of a bright, cheerful disposition, and always saw the bright side of life, but was also retiring in her disposition,  and consequently did not make friends as fast as some others,  but when she won the friendship of any one she retained it. She loved her own home and was never better satisfied than when with the loved ones of her own home.
She was led to Christ early in life, and united with the U. P. church of College Springs on May 23d, 1891, and served her Master faithfully until promoted to the service above. She realized that she could not live, and expressed her assurance of her readiness to depart and be with Christ. She will be missed among a large circle of friends, but nowhere more than in the home.
The funeral services were held on Saturday, April 13, in the U. P. church at 2 p. m., conducted by the pastor, R. W. Nairn, assisted by Rev. Campbell. The pastor chose for his text the words of the Savior to his disciples, "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter."    The large auditorium of the church was crowded with friends, who gathered to show their sympathy for the family so suddenly and unexpectedly bereft, and to show the esteem in which the deceased was held.   About 40 of her pupils were present at the funeral.   The following young ladies, members of a social club to which Mabel belonged, acted as pall oearers:  Misses Blanche White, Marie McClymonds, Anna and Kate McDugal, Ethel McCullough and Belle Ransom.

The body was laid to rest in Maple Hill cemetery. "Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord. They do rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 19, 1907


Morrison, Ruth Mae - Death of a Little Child.
Ruth Mae Morrison, one of the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morrison, of Yorktown, la., died on Jan. 28, 1908. She was born on Sept. 9, 1905. "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." The sympathy of all is with the bereaved parents. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 11, 1908


Morrison, Wm. -

Wm. Morrison died Sunday evening at his home in College Springs. While attending church in the morning he suffered a stoke of paralysis from which he failed to recover. Mr. Morrison had been engaged as solicitor for the Wallace Farmer for years and was a highly respected gentleman.

PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 16, 1913

William Pressley Morrison was born August 7, 1855, at Tranquility, Ohio, and died at his home in College Springs Jan. 12, 1913. He was the oldest son of Rev. Marion Morrison, D. D., and Elizabeth Brown Morrison. One brother, Rev. George Morrison, of Taylorville, N. C, and one sister, Elizabeth Morrison Barr, survive him.
On March 22, 1877, he was married to Anna Tuttle at her home near College Springs, Iowa. Three children were born into their home, Mabel, Alice and George. Mabel died while visiting friends east of Braddyville, April 11, 1907. George died near Elk River, Idaho, March 6, 1911, leaving a wife and two children. In the immediate family he leaves his wife, his daughter, Alice, his brother and sister to mourn his loss.
On Oct. 13, 1871, he united with the United Presbyterian church at College Springs and has ever since, remained a faithful member. During Dr. Johnston's pastorate he was elected ruling elder and served in this capacity until the question of rotary eldership came up. As he firmly believed in this he resigned that another might fill his place but was reelected during the pastorate of Dr. Nairn.
Going about his active duties until the last, only a few in the community knew that he was a victim of that fatal malady, bright's disease. He had told his family a few days before that he couldn't stay with them long and was ready to answer the call when it came He had always hoped to die in active service and God granted his desire as on Sabbath day he assisted in the communion service, talked cheerfully in the afternoon with his family and was reading the United Presbyterian in the evening when he commenced breathing heavily and in less than an hour had passed quietly away to join the loved ones on the other shore.
In his home life he was a kind and loving father, a faithful and devoted husband and was loved by all who knew him. In his public life he commanded the respect and confidence of all. Genial in his disposition and kind in his treatment of all, he made fast friends and bound them to himself by his sterling integrity.
While traveling in the interest of Wallace's Farmer he became a member of the Gideon Band, an association formed among the traveling men whose special object is to place bibles in the rooms of every hotel in the country. He was always deeply interested in everything that pertained to the welfare of the Kingdom and willing to do whatever he could to help on with the work.
The funeral services were held this afternoon, in the U. P. chcrch, at 2 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. P. Nesbit. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.—Current Press. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 23, 1913


Morseman, Dorman - Obituary. Dorman Morseman was  born at Iowa City, May 11, 1858, and was killed in a runaway near this city on the evening of May 10, 1906, lacking but a single day of being 48 years of age. He lived with his parents at Iowa City until seventeen years old, when he came to Clarinda and here learned the cabinet-makers' trade with A. T. Clement.  On November 26,1879, he was married to Miss Carrie Fales and the family remained here for ten years during the greater part of which time Mr. Morseman was station agent for the Wabash and C. B. & Q.  railroads. In 1889 he moved with his family to Texas, where he was agent for the Pacific Express Co., continuing in this employment until about three years ago, when he moved to Kingfisher, Okla., at which place he made his home until last winter when he came to this city. Since the first of March of this year he had lived on the W. P. Hepburn farm west of town and the family will continue to live there until at least the close of the present year. The sad details of Mr. Morseman's death have already been set forth. The funeral was held Sunday after 1 noon at three o'clock at the home of Hon. W. P. Hepburn, Mrs. Hepburn being a sister of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Abel, and the body laid to rest in the Clarinda cemetery. The deceased is survived by five brothers, all of whom were present at the funeral. They are, Capt. W. W. and Edward Morseman, of Omaha; Albert, of Iowa City; Herman, of St. Louis, and Harley,    who   has  made   his home with the family west of this city. One sister, Mrs. Porter,  of Minneapolis also was present. Mrs. Hepburn was tbe only member of the family not at the funeral, it being impossible for her to reach this city from Washington in time.  The  deceased left seven children all of whom were present at the services Sunday, the four younger children being still at home, and the older ones, Harley Morseman, Miss Mellie Morseman and Mrs. Gay Condit having come from Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Mrs. Condit was accompanied by her husband. Miss Mellie Morseman will remain here with her mother and the younger children. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1906

D.J. Morsman met a horrible death late last Thursday evening; while driving home, by his young team running away.   Just how it happened will never be known, as he was alone, but it is thought he wrapped the rein around the breake handle to adjust a cornplanter in the wagon, and the team starting to run one of the lines became losened. In  trying to reach it he fell  onto the double trees and was kicked in the back of the neck.   The wagon also ran over his chest.   He was dead when found. Dorm was a brother to Capt. Herman, Ed. and Al. Morsman, and Mrs W. P. Hepburn, and resided here a longtime. This spring he came back from Oklahoma to conduct the Colonel's farm. He [was] 48 years old and the father of 8 children who with the wife mourn his tragic and untimely death.   The funeral was held Sunday   at 3 p.m., at Col. Hepburn's city home, conducted by Rev. Abel. It is said he carried $6,000 insurance. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 17, 1906

Dorman Morseman Killed in Runaway on State Road Last Evening.

About five o'clock last night, while on his way home from Clarinda with a load of farm implements, Dorman Morseman, who since February 1st has lived upon the farm of his brother-in-law, Col. W. P. Hepburn, was thrown from his wagon and instantly killed. About thirty minutes before the accident, Mr. Morseman was in town just completing a load of purchases at tbe store of J. H. Dunlap, where it was noticed that one of the horses which he drove was especially fractious. It required all of Mr. Morseman's attention to keep the team quiet while Mr. Dunlap and Mr. Sperry loaded some fence wire in the wagon which already contained a corn planter. The accident occurred on the big hill between Harlan's and the Tom Johnston coal mine. The team started to run some distance this side of Harlan's where it is believed Mr. Morseman went to the rear of the wagon to adjust the load which had probably slid forward and was crowding him, for at this point parties saw the team running and Mr. Morseman climbing over tbe load from the rear and trying to get hold of the lines. When he passed Harlan's be had hold of the lines but was apparently unable to do anything with the frightened team, and when about half way down the big hill west of that place was thrown from the wagon and almost instantly killed.
The man was evidently thrown from the wagon and fell upon his head and shoulders, fracturing his skull. The body was taken to Tom Johnston's, where Dr. Parriott, the coroner, held an inquest over the remains at 9 o'clock. The finding of the coroner's jury was that "Mr. Morseman came to his death by being thrown or falling from a wagon while the team was running away." The jury did not attempt to determine the cause of the runaway. Arrangements for the funeral cannot be completed until word is receoved from tbe dead man's sister, Mrs. W. P. Hepburn, and his two brothers at  St. Louis   and his brother, Capt. W. W. Morseman, of Council Bluffs.   Mr. Morseman is survived by a wife and six children the two oldest of whom live in Texas.     CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 11, 1906


Morton, Frank Edgar -

Frank Edgar Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morton, was born in Bedford. Iowa, March 11, 1877, and died in Clarinda, Nov. 16, 1918, at the age of 41 years, 8 months and 5 days.
His early days were spent around Bedford, where he was student in the public schocls. He was married on Christmas Day to Miss Etta L. Van Reenen. After marriage, they spent three years on his father's farm near Bedford, and the remainder of the time they have lived in Clarinda, except two years at Creston and Muscatine. For a number of years, he was a traveling salesman, but for the past eight years he has been associated with the Keeney Produce Co.
He became a member of the M. E. chureh in 1899, and was also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
The funeral was held at Bedford, conducted by Rev. M. M. Cable, and interment was at that place. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918

Frank Edgar Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morton, was born in Bedford, la., March 11, 1877, and died at Clarinda, la., Nov. 16, 1918., aged 41 yrs., 8 months and 5 days.
His early life was spent in Bedford, Iowa where he attended the Bedford public schools, and grew to manhood's estate. Later, graduating from Highland Park College at Des Moines.
On Christmas Day, 1900, in Bedford, he was united in marriage to Miss Etta L. Van Reenen.
After Mr. Morton's marriage he spent three years on his father's farm, near Bedford, the rest of his life has been spent in Clarinda, with the exception of two years spent in Creston and Muscatine.
For a number of years he was a traveling salesman, but for past eight years, he has been associated with the Keeney Produce Co. In 1899, at Bedford, la., he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, being also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Morton was a man who commanded the respect of all who com- [?] him, and will be greatly missed in the home circle, as well as in the great circle.of acquaintance which was his. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, father and mother, and one sister, Miss Luella Morton, of Bedford, and many friends.
The body was taken to Bedford for burial Wednesday Nov. 20, where brief services were held, conducted by Rev. M. M. Cable. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918

The following obituary regarding Frank Edgar Morton has been given The Journal for publication:
Frank Edgar Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morton, was born in Bedford, March 11, 1877, and died at Clarinda, Nov. 16, 1918, aged 41 years 8 months and 5 days. His early life was spent in Bedford, where he attended the Bedford public schools and grew to manhood's estate, later graduating from Highland Park Business college at Des Moines. On Christmas day, 1900, in Bedford, he was united in marriage to Miss Etta L. Van Reenen. Together, they have walked the pathway of life, very happily, through the days of sunshine and also when trials and affliction came, Mr. Morton proving a tower of strength and devotion to his afflicted wife. After Mr. Morton's marriage, he spent three years on his father's farm, near Bedford, the rest of his life has been spent in Clarinda, with the exception of two years spent in Creston, and Muscatine. For a number of years he was traveling saleman, but for the past eight years, he has been associated with the Keeney Produce Co., Clarinda. In 1899, at Bedford, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, being also a member of the Modern Woodman of America. Mr. Morton was a man who commanded the respect of all who knew him, and will be greatly missed in the home circle, as well as in the great circle of acquaintance which was his. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, father and mother, and one sister, Miss Luella Morton, of Bedford, and many friends.   The body was taken to Bedford for burial, Wednesday Nov. 20, where brief services were conducted by Rev. M. M. Cable, and all that is mortal of this friend and brother awaits the Resurrection Morn. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1918



Moser, R.E., Mrs' MOTHER - Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moser went to Mound City Aug. 26th, for a visit. After their arrival Mr. Moser's mother passed away, causing the stay to be protracted through the week. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 8, 1921


Mosholder, Samuel -

Samuel Mosholder   was born   at Mt. Pleasant, Westmorland Co., Pa., June 10, 1881 and died in the Samaritan Hospital at Sioux City, la., July 20, 1920.   He was the second child of a family of eight—four boys and four girls and his death makes the first break among the children, tho the mother passed away about five years ago.
The deceased lived on a farm near Listie, Somerset Co., Pa., until he was grown, then for a number of years was located in Detroit, Mich., in the employ of the Studebaker Co. Later he was transferred to Omaha and while there met Miss Iva G. Whitmore, to whom he was married in Clarinda, la., March 18, 1913.
After two years' residence in Omaha, Mr.. Mosholder was moved to Sioux City which place continued to be their home until March of this year, when he purchased an interest in the garage at Coin, and moved his family there. He could not be released from his former contract at the time but was to come a little later.
On Easter Sunday he became ill at a hotel in Sioux City but went out on his route as usual on Monday, but became too ill to get further than Winner, S. D. He was brot back to Sioux City later in the week and his wife was summoned.
It was a bad case of typhoid, with serious complications. All that the best physicians and nurses could do was done. Finally the disease was conquered. Then after weeks of hard fighting the complications began to clear away and complete recovery seemed near. Arrangements had been made to bring him home to Coin on the 24th.
Early Tuesday morning a relapse came and he died within an hour. Death resulted from a blood clot on the brain.—just fifteen weeks from the day he entered the hospital.
Two weeks before his death Mr. Mosholder asked for a minister, and after conversation and prayer was baptized,—expressing his determination to unite with the Methodist church in Coin as soon as he should be able upon his return.
The deceased is survived by his wife and two small sons, Nelson, aged 6 years and Bruce 4, and two daughters by a former marriage. Besides his immediate family he is mourned by his father, Nelson Mosholder, his brothers, William, Isaac and J. W., and his sisters, Mesdames Effie Wolford, Louise Wyand and Marie Barron, all of Somerset Co., Pa., and also another sister, Mrs. Minnie Whipperman of Dixon, Ill.
There has gone from us a good business man, a loyal friend to many and an affectionate husband and father who will be sorely missed.
The remains arrived here Wednesday night accompanied by his wife, his sister Mrs. Whipperman and Mr. G. H. Whitmore who met them at Council Bluffs. The father, Nelson Mosholder and brother, J. W Mosholder arrived the following morning from Somerset Co. Pa.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p m in the Methodist church.   The service was conducted by the  pastor,  Rev.  Harvey. The music was furnished by a quartet composed for the most part of girlhood friends of Mrs. Mosholder, with B.Y. Miller as accompanist, the pall bearers were the brother, J.W. Mosholder, three brothers-in-law,  Messrs.  Glenn Whitmore, Albert Lovitt   and   Frank Goodman, and two cousins, Messrs. Lloyd and Wayne Whitmore.   Interment was at Elmwood cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 29, 1920


Mosley, Olive Jane Lowe

Mrs. Olive Jane Mosley one of the earliest settlers of Southwestern la. passed away at her home in this city on Wednesday, Sept. 20th 1916.
Mr. and Mrs. Mosley came to Page County in 1841 and lived until 1843 when they returned to the home and birth place of Mrs. Mosley, Washington, County, Kentucky. After the death of Mr. Mosley which occurred in 1853, she with her son removed again to Iowa and settled near Hawleyville, where they remained until 1862 when they moved to Bedford and lived there until 1866, and moved to Kansas City where with her sons she lived for a number of years, and for the past ten years has been a resident of Clarinda.
She leaves two sons to mourn her death, S. M. and A. J. Mosley, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bent of Bedford, who is two years younger than the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday at 3 p. m., conducted by Rev. Snodgrass whose father was an old settler and a life long friend of the family. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 21, 1916

Came to Page County in 1853. Mrs. Olive J. Moseley Dies in Clarinda.
To have lived more than ninety-one years, the greater part of these years in Page county, is a record rarely attained. Yet that is the record attained by Mrs. Olive J. Moseley who on Wednesday morning passed to the better land, at her residence in Clarinda, two blocks west of the postoffice building, where for several years this old lady has been living quietly, waiting for the end. For nearly a year past she has been quite feeble, her son A. J. Moseley, having come here to live, to be near his mother in her declining days. The day before she finally passed away, a niece, Mrs. Lottie Cloud from Bedford, also came to comfort and assist.
Olive J. Moseley was born in Washington county, Kentucky, April 22nd, 1825. She first came here in 1841, but after two years residence returned again to their Kentucky home. In 1853, after the death of her husband, she again came to Page county, settling in Hawleyville, which then gave promise of being the largest settlement in these parts. She lived there until 1862, when she moved to Bedford, living there four years, then to Kansas City for a number of years, until ten years ago, when she returned to Clarinda, and has spent her declining days here.
Two sons survive her, Sam M. Moseley, and A. J. Moseley, besides a number of nephews and nieces. A sister is also living, Mrs. Elizabeth Brent [Bent], who is two years younger, being nearly ninety years of age.
The funeral was held this Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, being conducted by Rev. Robert C. Snodgrass, the Christian Minister, whose father was an old settleer and lifelong friend of the deceased. The remains were laid to rest in Clarinda cemtery.
Before leaving this world for the Better Land, Mrs. Moseley said to her son who was attending her in her last illness that she was ready to go, having made everything right with her Lord; and she left directions as to the disposition of her effects, which directions are being carried out.
Among other effects is a memorandum giving details as to early times in Page county which may form a fitting article for the Page County Historical society to keep always. We doubt if there is another person living who saw this country seventy-five years ago. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 21, 1916

Funeral services for Mrs. Olive J. Moseley, who died at her home in Clarinda, Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 1916, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the home, corner of Eighteenth and Main streets, conducted by the Rev. R. C. Snodgrass, pastor of the Clarinda Christian church. Interment was in the Clarinda cemetery. Mrs. Moseley was born in Washington county, Ky., April 2, 1825, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lowe. She first came to Iowa in 1840, returning to Kentucky in 1843.   After the death of her husband, William Moseley, in 1853, she moved to Hawleyville,  where she lived until 1862, when she moved to Bedford. She lived at Bedford until 1866, when she moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she lived until ten years ago when she came to Clarinda. She has made her home in Clarinda with her son, A. J. Moseley, who has taken care of her during her illness, which has been of quite a long duration. She is survived by two sons, A. J. Moseley and S. M. Moseley, both of Clarinda, by a number of nieces and nephews, and by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brent [Bent], two years younger than Mrs. Moseley.   At the time of her death Mrs. Moseley was 91 years 4 months and 28 days of age. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 21, 1916



Mosley, Lon's WIFE -

Sam Mosley and wife received word Saturday from their son, Lon Mosley at Denver that his wife had just died, and they took the Sunday evening train for that city. She will probably be buried at Norfolk Nebr., her former home. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 14, 1911


Moss, Bessie - Bessie Moss, the twenty year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Moss, colored, died Sunday morning from a relapse of typoid fever. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 1, 1902


Moss, Thomas -

Thos. J. Moss died at his home in the new addition in northeast Clarinda, Friday, Jan. 12, 1917 of pneumonia, after an illness of nine days duration.   
Mr. Moss had lived in this city but a year, having come here from Maryville, Mo. The family home was for years, ten miles east of this city.
During his stay here, Mr. Moss was engaged in cement work with Lon Swisher.
He leaves a widow, one son living at Maitland, Mo., a daughter at home, and two married daughters, one of them being Mrs. Wm Rogers who lives near the Garfield school in this city.
The remains of the deceased were taken to Maryville for burial. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1917

Thomas J. Moss died of pneumonia at his home in Clarinda at 7:45 o'clock last Friday evening after nine days illness. Mr. Moss came here from Maryville, Mo., about a year ago to take charge of the New Linderman truck farm three miles southeast of town. He was fifty-six years old last September.
Mr. Moss leaves a wife, three daughters and one son. Two of the daughters are married.
The body was taken to Maryville Monday for burial. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1917

T. J. Moss died at his home in Clarinda, on North Eleventh street, on Friday, Jan. 12, 1917, after a week's illness with pneumonia. The body was taken from Clarinda to Maryville, Mo., Monday, where the funeral services were held, conducted by the Rev. C. Emerson Miller, pastor of the Maryville Christian church. Interment was in Myram cemetery at Maryville. Mr. Moss had moved to Clarinda from Maryville, a year ago last October, where he has since resided, working at various occupations. When taken ill he was working at the A. A. Berry Seed company plant. He was making preparations to move to a farm southeast of Clarinda. This farm had been purchased by A. T. Clark, proprietor of the New Linderman Hotel from M. V. Bump and Mr. Moss was to have occupied the farm and have raised garden truck on it for the use of the hotel. The deceased was born on a farm near Ravenwood, Nodaway county, Mo., Sept. 19, 1860, and was 56 years 3 months and 23 days of age at the time of his death. He was one of a family of thirteen
children, eight girls and five boys. The family later moved to a farm near Maryville, where he grew   to manhood.   He was married to Miss Mary J. Smith.  Four children were born to this union, as follows:    Mrs. Bessie Rogers, Clarinda; Mrs. Myrtle Wray, Dell Rapids, S. Dak.;   T.   O. Moss, Maitland, Mo.; Opal Moss, at home in Clarinda, all of whom and the wife survive the deceased.     The family lived near Maryville, Mo., until moving to Clarinda, recently.   The deceased is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, as follows: S. J. Moss, Granby, Mo.; J. W. Moss, Ravenwood, Mo.; Mrs. O. W. Perley, Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. Ed Austin, Junction   City,   Kan.;   Mrs.   E. Griffin, Crescent, Okla. All the children were home in Clarinda at the time or soon after their father's death.   The deceased was known to relatives and friends as a good husband and father and a fine man. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1917


Mowyer, Anna Bell Moore -

Mrs. Anna Bell Mowyer was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moore, of Villisca, and through the early history of this county they lived on a farm in the north Page settlement of Douglas township. .
A large family grew up to manhood and womanhood. They all married but one, Miss Minnie, who cares for her aged parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Mowyer have been living in Nebraska for some time, and trouble came to the home. Mrs Mowyer and the children came, to make their home in Villisca. A child died early last spring and the mother died on Sunday, November 27, leaving four children, her parents, eight brothers and two sisters bereft of a member of a once happy home.  CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 8, 1910