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

Babb, Louis Franklin - Louis Franklin Babb.

Our readers will recall the automobile accident to the Freeman family south of Clarinda, resulting in the death of Mrs. Freeman and a number of others in the party being injured. Louis Franklin Babb was one of the party. He stoically underwent the operation of fixing his wounded arm, at the Kennelworth Hospital, and seemed to be getting along nicely until blood poisoning set in, resulting in his death at 9 P. M., Aug. 11th, at his home on S. 10th Street. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, from the residence, conducted by Rev. Marshall Hulbert, the body being laid to rest in the Powers addition of Clarinda cemetery. Mr. Babb was born in St. Joseph, Mo., March 8, 1867, being thus past the age of fifty-one. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and one daughter, three step children, besides a number of relatives and a large circle of friends. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1918

L. F. Babb.
L. F. Babb died at his home in southeast Clarinda, Sunday, Aug. 11, Mr. Babb was injured three weeks ago Saturday evening when the car of B. W. Freeman plunged over an embankment. Mr. Babb's arm was broken at the time. His death resulted from blood poisoning following the breaking of the arm. The deceased was born March 8, 1867, in St. Joseph, Mo.
He leaves a life and three stepchildren, James Rogers of Sabetha, Kan.; Albert M. Feist of Wichita, Kan., and Miss Nellie Feist of St. Joseph, Mo. All were present at the funeral, Mrs. Albert M. Feist being in attendance also.
A brother, William Babb, of St. Joseph, was unable to be present. The funeral was held at the family home at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. M. Hulbert. Interment was in Clarinda cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1918

Babcock, Jane - The body of Mrs. Jane Babcock, who formerly lived in Coin, was brought
here over the Wabash on Monday morning for burial. Mrs. Babcock died at the home of her daughter in Sioux City, la.,  on Feb.  22nd, and funeral services were held there on Sunday.
The body was taken to the undertaking rooms and kept until 2:30 p. m., when it was taken to Snow Hill for burial. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1918

Coin. Feb 26.—The body of Jane Babcock, who formerly resided here was brought to this place on Monday morning for burial. She died Friday, the 22 at the home of her daughter in Sioux City and where the funeral services were held. The body was taken to the Williams Undertaking rooms, where a short service was held and the remains was taken to Snow Hill for burial by the side of her husband, who has been dead many years. She had may friends in Coin and vicinity . CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1918

 

Bachelor, J.L. - Word comes to this city from Ashland, Ore., that J.L. Bachelor died June 6tb.   He lived here a long time and must have been well along in the 80's. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 14, 1906

 

Baetke, William -

William Baetke, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Baetke, of Hepburn, Iowa, was born November 8, 1886, near Clarinda, passing tbe greater part of his life near his birth place. He was employed in the Clarinda State Hospital over five years, and went to Oakdale, Iowa, last June to work in the tuberculosis hospital, where he faithfully performed his duty until stricken with typhoid fever three weeks ago. After about seven days' sickness he was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Sophia McMichael, by his friend, Clyde Marquis. His physician accompanied him as far as Council Bluffs.
In a short time he seemed to rally, them began to weaken and rapidly grew worse until Thursday, October 5, when he passed away, lacking only one month and three days of being 25 years of age.
Will, as he was familiarly known, was a faithful, industrious boy, making many friends by his cheerful and manly ways. He was a good son, a kind brother, always having a kind word and helping hand for all.

He was soon to wed Miss Carrie Masterson, of Clarinda, who tenderly watched and ministered in his last hours and with his aged parents and five sisters and two brothers mourns his early departure. All were at his bedside except one sister, who lives in Colorado, and one brother in Oregon.
The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. McMichael, and were conducted by Rev. Wm. Stevenson, pastor of the M. E. church. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 12, 1911

 

Bailey, Douglas Sr - OLDEST MAN IN CLARINDA HAS PASSED FROM US
Douglas Bailey, Sr., the oldest man in Clarinda, if not in Page County, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 16th, at the advanced age of 97 years and 4 months. The funeral was private, owing to the cause of death being given as influenza, being laid to rest in Clarinda cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the brief services being conducted by Rev. Roy C. Snodgrass.
At his home on E. Garfield Street, Douglas Bailey Sr. has for many years been living a retired life. It was there he died, ministered to by his wife and by his son David Bailey. Born in Ireland in 1821, he came to Page County in early manhood, engaging for many years in farming, first near Coin, on the farm until recently owned by George Barnhill, later southeast of Shambaugh. While farming he started selling monuments, finding there was a demand for these, and gradually worked into the monument business, which brought him to town and was the work he was engaged in up to the time of retiring from active life. After the death of his first wife, be was married to Mrs. E. A. McKee, who survives him, as do four children, Miss Hanna Bailey and Mrs. W. B. Berringer of Clarinda, Mrs. Rebecca Buchanan of near Tarkio, and David and Scott Bailey living in Kansas. The late Mrs. Lewis Kummelehne was also a daughter.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and up to the time that old age made coming to church difficult was a faithful attendant on the appointed means of grace. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 19, 1918

Douglas Bailey, Sr.
Douglas Bailey, senior, died at his home on E. Garfield street, Sunday. Dec. 15. He was born in County Down, Ireland, Aug. 1, 1821, and was ninety seven years of age at the time of his demise. In 1884, he was united in marrige to Nancy McMurry, at Douglas county, Pa. Eight children blessed this union. Five of these are living. His wife preceded him in death:
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the residence by Rev. Snodgrass. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 19, 1918

 

Bailey, Douglas, Mrs - Mrs. Douglas Bailey died at her home in southeast Clarinda, Oct. 23, 1901 at the advanced age of 78 years, 3 months and 26 days. For the past year and a half she had been a great sufferer from a complication of diseases brought about by a long life of hardships attendant to a resident in the early history of the great west. Mrs. Bailey was a kind and motherly christian lady, and joined the Associated Reform Presbyterian church years ago with her husband. Miss Nancy McMurray was born in Butler county, Pa., and May 28, 1844, was married to Mr. Douglas Bailey, who now survives her. In 1852 they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from there to Washington county, and in 1859 located in Page county, which has since been their home. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are still living, and were present at her death. The funeral took place Tuesday at the home, conducted by Rev. Lowry, assisted by Rev. Dill, and her remains laid to rest in the College Springs cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 31, 1901

Mr. David Douglas, of Gove county, Kas., who has been in this city some time during the sickness of his brother's wife, Mrs Douglas Bailey, Sr., left this morning for home.   Mrs. Bailey is still very low and there is very little hope of her recovery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 28, 1901

 

 

Bailey, Frank's BABE - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey, of Fast River, mourn the death of their four months old babe, which occurred Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 1900, after a few hours sickness from stomach trouble. The little one was buried Monday in the cemetery at the Davis school house. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 22, 1900

The five months' old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey died Sunday morning and was buried yesterday afternoon at one o'clock in the Davis cemetry. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. T. C. Smith. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 20, 1900

Bailey, George - Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bailey were called to mourn the death of their son, George Bailey, Tuesday afternoon following a surgical operation. He was seven years of age and a bright boy. The funeral was held from the home on North 16th street this afternoon. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 26, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bailey have the sympathy of many friends in the death of their eight year old son, George, who passed away Tuesday afternoon in the Killingsworth hospital, where the child had been operated on sometime previously. The case was diagnosed as inflamation of the bowels, and was one which puzzled the doctors in attendance. This is the first death in the Bailey family of six children. Little George was a bright child of a sunny disposition, whose smile and winsome ways will be greatly missed by his mates in the north schooi building and elsewhere.    The funeral was held at 2:30 Thursday from the family residence on north 16th St., Rev. Woodward of the Methodist church conducting the services, and he was buried in the city cemetery within sight of the home. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 25, 1914

 

Bair, Eliza [--] McPherrin - Mrs. Eliza Bair, wife of the late Joseph Bair, died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Addie Shultz, in South Clarinda, aged 79 years, 8 months and 12 days. She was formerly the wife of Mr. Geo. McPherrin and was well known to all old settlers in this part of the county. The funeral was held yesterday at 2:30 p. in., conducted by Rev. A. S. Woodard. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 12, 1914

 

Bair, Joseph F. - Joseph F. Bair died Sunday about noon at his home in south Clarinda, following a siege of pneumonia. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and 78 years, 1 month and 9 days of age. The funeral took place Tuesday at 1 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. Williamson, and interment in the College Springs cemetery. He had lived near that place many years before removing to this city. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 4, 1910

Mr. Joseph Bair was born March 1, 1832, in Spring Run, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and died at his home in Clarinda on April 10, 1910, aged 78 years, 1 month and 9 days.
At the age of 26 years he moved to Henry county, Illinois, and two years later, April 1, 1859, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Laird. To this union were born six children, Mrs. Belle Williams, of Hepburn, Iowa; Mrs. Annie Monzingo, of Oakwood, Okla.; John, Allen and Alexander, located on farms near College Springs, and Mrs. Bessie Hurst, of   Denver, Colo.
In the year 1869, Mr. Bair, with his family, moved from Illinois to Page county and settled on a farm near College Springs. He lived on that place until the year 1898, when he moved into College Springs. Two years later Mrs. Bair passed to the world beyond. Mr. Bair then made his home with his children until the fall of 1907, when he became acquainted with, and married Mrs. Eliza McPherrin and set up house­keeping in Clarinda.
In his early youth Mr. Bair united with the United Brethren church, of which his father was pastor. On moving to Iowa he united with the United Presbyterian church in College Springs, under the ministry of Rev. S. E. Martin, and afterward united with the United Presbyterian church of Clarinda, and remained a faithful member of this church until his death.
Mr. Bair had been ailing but a week when it became apparent that the end was not far off. He was closely attended by medical aid and by the willing hands of his children, but he steadily grew worse until relieved by the messengers from the throne on high.
All of the family was present for the funeral, which took place from the late residence in Clarinda, on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. Williamson, assisted by Revs. Mumford, Nesbit and Cornford, after which the remains were taken to College Springs for interment and the exercises at the grave were conducted by Dr. Campbell. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 14, 1910

 

Baker, C.O.'s BABY BOY - OBITUARY
The little baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Baker died at the home on Monday, Oct. 22, 1917. He was born February 27, 1917, and brightened the home for a few short months. Rev. Cable conducted the services on Tuesday morning and the body was laid to rest in the Summit cemetery.
PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 25, 1917

 

Baker, Clara Williams -

James Baker, a young colored, man well known in Clarinda and now of Buxton, Iowa, arrived here yesterday afternoon with the body of his wife, Clara Baker, who died at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines Friday, after a prolonged and painful illness of ten months. The young woman was thirty-one years old at the time of her death. Before her marriage to James Baker in this city ten years ago she was Miss Clara Williams,  She leaves three children who came with their lather to be present at tbe funeral this afternoon at two-thirty. Rev. Bates of the African Baptist church of which the young woman was a member while she lived in Clarinda, will conduct the funeral services.
James Baker was formerly an employe of The Herald and was here that he learned the printer's trade which he still follows, being now a member of the Buxton Publishing Company which publishes the Buxton Gazette. The sympathy of his friends is extended to the young man in his bereave ment. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 20, 1906

The ranks of the colored people are being thinned out somewhat, two deaths occurring the past week, that of Mrs. Robt. Jones who died Saturday, aged 65 years, and Mrs. Jas. Baker, who died Friday at Buxton, Iowa, and the remains were brought here for burial at her former home. She was 3I years of age. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 1, 1906


 

Baker, Dona Jane -

Pneumonia took the life, Tuesday of Dona Jane Baker, the ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Baker, who live one mile southeast of Clarinda. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon from the home, Rev. R. C. Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.
Dona Jane was born September 11, 1909. She had been sick only a few days. Besides her parents, she
is survived by three sisters and one brother.        CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 11, 1919

Dona Jane Baker. Dona Jane Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Baker who lives east of Clarinda in Nodaway township, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1919, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1909. The funeral was held today, burial being in Oak Grove cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 11, 1919

 

Baker, Gladys -

Gladys Baker, daughter of C. M. Baker, living two miles southwest of Siam, died in the Killingsworth hospital last Thursday morning, after an operation for appendicitis. The girl, whose age was 8 years, 9 months and 17 days, had never been strong, but there was no serious illness till two weeks ago. She was taken to the hospital, Tuesday, for the operation.
Her mother died about two years ago and her home since then, had been with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lofts, two miles south of Clarinda. The funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:30 at the U. B. church, hy Rev. H. G. McConaughy, pastor of the R. P. church near this city. Interment was at the Memory cemetery, beside the mother. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 21, 1912

 

Baker, John - Former Resident Passed Away.
News of the death of John Baker a former resident of Clarinda, reached town this week, in a letter from his daughter, Miss Eva Baker, to his niece Mrs. Everett Feese. The Bakers have recently been living in Dayton, Ohio at which place Mr. Baker passed away on April 20th, the funeral being held April 23rd at Abbottsville, Ohio, being laid by the side of his wife who had gone before. Mr. Baker was one of our old residents, having formerly owned the property on which now stands the Kleanall Suitatorium. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 3, 1917

 

Baker, Joseph, Mrs - Mrs Joseph Baker of East River township, died early Friday morning at the Killingsworth sanitarium, where she had been brought the day before to have an operation performed. She was about 35 years of age and leaves a husband and four small children to mourn her death, the eldest about thirteen years old.  It is indeed a sad affair. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 15, 1901

 

Baker, Julia A. Talbott Farrens-

The funeral of Mrs. Julia A. Baker was held at her home at 4 o'clock on the evening of May 31, 1909, conducted by Rev. Robert A. Cameron. The services throughout were very impressive and most beautiful. The male quartet was composed of John Keener, H. R. Spry, Floyd Field and Guy H. Lain. The pall-bearers were six of her grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The remains were taken to the Clarinda cemetery for burial. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 10, 1909

Mrs. Julia A. Baker died at her home in Clarinda, Iowa, on the morning of May 30th, 1909, after an illness of three weeks.
Julia A. Talbott, the daughter of Dr. W. W. Talbott and Elizabeth Hosher Talbott, was born April 15th, 1830, in Fairfield county, Ohio, and was married to Dr. A. H. Farrens, of Page county, Iowa, April 26th, 1853, at the home of her parents in Fairfield county, Ohio. They came immediately to their new home, east of the present site of Clarinda.
To this union were born four sons, the eldest dying: in infancy. In 1859 her husband died, leaving her to care for her three baby boys, the youngest of whom was two months old.
During her widowhood, at her earliest opportunity she united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Clarinda, and for many years was a financial supporter and earnest worker of and for the church, being indefatigable in the interests of the church. For many years previous to her death, her health had not permitted her to enjoy the privileges of the church.
She remained a widow ten years. On September 30th, 1869, she was married to N. B. Baker. To this union were born two daughters.
While she chose to live on earth awhile longer, the future life held many beautiful things and conditions for her in anticipation, she hoped, prayed and expected to leave this life and enter the next direct, and be received into that home made for her by Christ, as He had promised,, when He said, "I go to prepare a place for you, * * * that where I am, there ye may be also."
She lived a private Christian life, was earnest and devout in prayer, and fulfilled the requirement "ask, believing, and it shall be given unto you." She asked believing that her soul should enter into the Kingdom of Heaven immediately upon leaving it's earthly body. And so we know it has been.
There survive her three sons and two daughters: Dr. E. T. Farrens, W. H. Farrens, Mrs. C. L. Harrell and Miss Laura A. Baker, all of Clarinda, Iowa, and P. A. Farrens, of Clearmont, Mo., also two brothers, Dr. J. L. Talbott and Wm. Talbott, of Jefferson, Ohio. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 3, 1909

 

 

 

Baker, Mathew, Mrs - Mrs. Will Craig received the sad news Monday morning that her mother, Mrs. Mathew Baker, died a few hours before at her home out near Norwich. She had suffered two partial strokes of paralysis the past few years and it is supposed that another attack caused her sudden death, as she was around home Sunday as well as usual. Mrs. Baker was one of the early settlers in this county, about 60 years of age, and a woman higly respected by all who knew her. The funeral took place Tuesday at the M. E. church in Norwich. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 25, 1904

 

Baker, Minnie Carl - Shenandoah Woman Shot.
Mrs. Minnie Baker, of Shenandoah, was accidentally shot Tuesday afternoon and instantly killed by her nine-year old brother, Jimmie Carl. The accident occurred five miles south of Shenandoah at the home of the lady's father, James Carl. The boy was handling the shot gun, which of course was "unloaded," when it suddenly exploded, the charge striking Mrs. Baker in one eye and killing her instantly. When parents look after firearm about the house more carefully, there will not be so many heart-rending catastrophies from "unloaded" guns. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 15, 1909


Baker, Samuel, Mrs - Mrs Geo. Fisher received word yesterday of the death of her oldest sister, Mrs Baker, at Washington, Kansas. Mrs Baker was seventy-four years old at the time of her death and leaves a large family to mourn her loss. Mr and Mrs Baker went to Washington, Kans., from Clarinda twenty years ago, having lived previous to that time on the old McVay farm. They were among the early settlers of Page county, having lived here eighteen years, and have many friends and acquaintances who will be sorry to hear of Mrs Baker's death. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 13, 1906

Mrs. Geo. Fisher received word Monday from Washington, Kas., that her oldest sister, Mrs. Samuel Baker, was dead.   Mr. and Mrs. Baker were among the early settlers here, residing for years northeast of this city.    About twenty-five years ago they removed to Kansas, and all old residents here will remember them.   She was 74 years old  and had made her home at her daughter's, Mrs. Jack Laveram, for years since the death of her husband. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 15, 1906

 

Baker, Susan Austin - Mrs. Susan Austin Baker, colored, was born in Clay county, Mo., Jan. 1, 1851, and departed this life Thursday, Dec. 8, 1910. She came with her father and grandmother to Iowa about 1864, and was united in marriage to J. A. Baker, March 14, 1867. To this union were born 12 children, all of whom survive her except two sons. She with her husband was baptized and united with the First Baptist church of Clarinda in 1862. After the organization of the Second Baptist church by her husband, Rev. J. A. Baker, in 1877, she united with that body; since which time she had been a faithful and devoted christian worker. She leaves to mourn her demise a husband, five sons, five daughters, two brothers, 18 grandchildren and a host of friends. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 15, 1910

Mrs. Susan Austin Baker was born in Clay county, Missouri, January 1st, 1851, and departed this life December 8th, 1910, at 1:30 a.m.
The deceased came with her father and grandmother to Iowa in 1864, and was united in marriage to J. A. Baker, March 14th; 1867. To this union were born twelve children, all of whom survive her except two sons. She and her husband were baptized and united with the First Baptist church, Clarinda, Iowa, in 1868. After the organization of the Second Baptist church, by her husband, Rev. J. A. Baker, in 1877, she united with that body, since which time she has been a faithful and devoted Christian worker. She leaves to mourn her demise a husband, five sons, five daughters, two brothers, eighteen grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends.
Mrs. Baker was a loving wife, devoted mother and a faithful Christian worker.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which one never wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes.
Asleep in Jesus, Oh, how sweet, To me for such a slumber meet.

 

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 15, 1910

 

Baker, W. Siegel - Suddenly Called.
Last Sunday morning a great many people in Clarinda were shocked to hear the announcement that Siegel Baker, living about five miles southeast of town near what is known as the Davis school house, was dead. He was in Clarinda last Saturday around among friends and business men as usual and no one suspected that the death angel was following him so closely. He left town and arriving home at about six o'clock, he complained of feeling chilly. Shortly afterward he went to another room and without undressing lay down on the bed where his wife soon afterwards found him and also discovered that he was in a semi-unconscious condition from which she was unable to arouse him. He continued in this condition until some time after midnight when Dr. Clark, of Shambaugh, was called. The doctor arrived about 2 o'clock and quickly saw that it was too late to successfully combat the ravages the acute disease was making and about 3 o'clock Mr. Baker breathed his last. On account of the sudden death it was decided to make a post mortem examination and Dr. Clark called in Drs. Killingsworth and Sellards to assist. The examination showed that death resulted from alcoholism and the condition of the stomach, heart and brain were such as to indicate that he had been using alcohol excessively for sometime. It seems that Mr. Baker had been for some time using various patent medicines, lemon extracts, and in fact all kinds of stuff that men are using with which to destroy their physical and mental manhood.
Siegal Baker was a genial, whole souled man and had a very large circle of friends here in Clarinda as well as where he lived and to think of his untimely end, brings sadness to many friends.
The deceased was born October 3,1861 on the farm where he died and this has been his home during his life. He was marred to Miss Lydia M. Wynn in 1883. The wife and seven children are left to mourn because of the death of the father. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church at Shambaugh. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the Davis school house. A large delagation of the Masonic fraternity of Clarinda was present to take part in the funeral services. In this connection it is the desire of the family to return sincere thanks to the Masons and other friends who so kindly assisted in the time of this terrible affliction.  The bereaved and sorely distressed family have the sympathy of the entire community. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1904

Baker, W.S. - W. S. Baker died suddenly early Sunday morning at his home east of Shambaugh. Saturday forenoon he worked hard at home and after dinner came to this city, returning late. About eight o'clock he was taken sick and a physician called soon after midnight, out there was no help for him and death came about three o'clock. At the request of the family a post mortem was held and his heart is said to have been several times the usual size, while his brain was seriouslv effected. Seigel Baker was in the 43d year of his age, being born in the same house where he died, and was named after Gen. Siegel soon after his famous battle during the civil war. He was the son of Peter Baker, one of the first settlers in the southeast part of the county, who was well known by all old pioneers. Mr. W. S. Baker was an intelligent man and well respected by all. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his untimely death, one daughter being the wife of Dell Wynn of this city. The funeral took place Monday at 2 p. m. at the Davis school house, conducted by Rev. Brown of Shambaugh, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of this city. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 17, 1904

 

Baker, Wendell, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Baker died at their home in this vicinity Monday morning after an extended illness of about five months. The fiuneral was held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the home and interment made at the Summit cemetery. This bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 25, 1917

Bert Wendell Baker, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Baker of Nodaway township died Oct. 22, 1917. The funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday morning, conducted by the Rev. M. M. Cable, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Interment was in the Summit cemetery. The little fellow leaves father, mother, two brothers, grandparents and many frieds to mourn tfteir loss. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 25, 1917


Baldwin, Bessie -

The body of Bessie Baldwin, the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrst Will Baldwin, former citizens of this locality, was brought here for burial on Thursday from her home in Okla, where she passed away the previous day from Tuberculosis. The funeral was held at the Williams Undertaking rooms on Friday afternoon and the body was laid away in the Snow Hill Cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 5, 1919


Baldwin, Pearl - Death of Pearl Baldwin

The many friends of Pearl Baldwin learn with sorrow of her death recently at Courd' A lene, where she has been living since last spring with her mother. Word to this effect reached Mrs. H. G. Dow last Tuesday. It is expected that the remains will be shipped to Coin, where her father, W. L. Baldwin is buried. Miss Baldwin graduated from Simpson College at Indianola, then taught English for two years in the Indianola high school, when failing health compelled her to relinquish her work, and since then she has lived in Texas and North Dakota, going last spring to Idaho. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 8, 1914

 

Baldwin, T.H. -

    The body of T. H. Baldwin arrived here over the Burlington, on Wednesday morning from Tar River, a suberb of Pitcher, Okla. He passed away on Monday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Percy Foster where he and Mrs. Baldwin had been spending the winter. They went there in the early fall at which time Mr. Baldwin was in very poor health with hardening of the arteries which finally caused his death. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church on Thursday morning at 11 A .M., Rev. Harvey preaching the funeral sermon. The pall beares were young soldiers of the late war, eight old soldiers of the Civil War acting as honorary pall bearers. Mr. Baldwin was an old soldier and an old citizen of this placed holding many town offices and always prominent in all public observances. The burial was at Snow Hill cemetery. He left an aged wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Perry Foster who accompanied the body here for burial, also one brother Alonzo Baldwin, who lives at Hot Springs, S. D.
His relatives living here are Mrs. Homer Runyan and daughters, Mrs. B. W. Miller and Mrs. Charles Hullman and Ivin and Carl Runyan, all living here. Relatives who were here from away to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. S. T. James and daughter, Miss Lulu of St. Joseph; Mrs. C. S. Spaulding of Council Bluffs; and Emmons Brock of Huron, S. D. Mr. Baldwin was 79 years old at his death, a member of the M. E. church, of the G. A. R. and of the I. O. O. F. of this place. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 1, 1919

 

Baldwin, William Lawrence Ruben -

William Lawrence Ruben Baldwin. William Lawrence Ruben Baldwin was born in Berlin, Ill., January 1, 1858. At the age of eleven years he came with his parents to Page county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and spent the greater part of his life.
On February 19, 1879, he was married to Miss Retta Martin. To this union were born two children, a son and a daughter; Howard, who is a student at Ames, and Pearl, a teacher in the Indianola high school.
Bro Baldwin, with his family, moved to Otoe county, Nebraska, in 1882, remaining there for five years and then returned to Braddyville, Iowa, where he Spent the remainder of his life.
Bro. Baldwin gave his heart to God and united with the Methodist church many years ago. He was devoted, optimistic and untiring in the service of the Master. For the past few years he was in poor health. He put forth every effort to regain his boon, but in vain. It was in such an effort that he left his home the 17th of July for Council Bluffs for special treatment, where four days later in the home of his friends, he fell asleep, aged 52 years, 6 months and 20 days.
In his death his wife loses a devoted and affectionate husband, his children and foster daughter, a loving and tender father, his brothers, a kind and thoughtful companion, the church, a respected member, a
wise and safe counselor.
Bro. Baldwin live well, wrought successfully, closed up life triumphantly, found the Christian's reward and entered upon his eternal reward receiving the welcome, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." "He rests from his labors and his works do follow him."
The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. D. I. Hower. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Coin, Iowa.

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 28, 1910

 

Bales, Louis R. - LOUIS R. BALES
Louis R. Bales, an early settler of Page county, and who retired some years ago, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. A. Thompson at New Market, Friday, July 25, The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Brethren church in Clarinda, the services being in charge of Rev. Schultz of West Des Moines. Burial was at the Davis cemetery. Deceased was born Dec. 7, 1842. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 31, 1919

With the passing of Louis R. Bales, we have lost one of our early residents. He it was who for many years carried the flag at all G. A. R. public functions. We had him as a watchman at Chautauqua and as a watchman at the ralroad track during fair-times. He died July 25th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. A. Thompson in E. River Township, at the age of nearly 77 years.
Born Dec. 7, 1841, in Tennessee, he came to Iowa in 19 02. and has since lived in Clarinda. His wife died in January 1918, since which time he has made his home with his children. In 1861 he was married to Miss Mary Cathrine Smith. Six children survive; Mrs. Sarah Jane Thompson of near Shambaugh. Nancy Ann Thompson of New Market, C. C. Bales of Clarinda, J. H. Bales of Worth, Mo., May Cathrine Holt of Clarinda, and A. J. Bales of Yankton, S. Dak. Among his most cherished memories was his record in the Union army, having enlisted in 1863 and fought for freedom until victory was won. He was a consistent members of the United Brethren Church in Clarinda, where the funeral services were held July 27th conducted by Rev. H. N. Hulse from Casey, la., the remains being laid to rest in Davis cemetery southeast of town. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 7, 1919

 

Bales, Margariette Cleora -Child of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Bales.
The three weeks old babe of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Bales died Sunday, Jan. 16, 1916, and was taken to Clearmont, Mo., Monday, and interred in the Clearmont. cemetery. The child was perfectly healthy and Saturday night when put in bed by its mother apparently had as good a chance for a long life as any child, but when the parents awakened Sunday morning the little one was dead. Dr. Sellards, who was called and examined the child, is of the opinion that death was caused by suffocation. The sorrowing parents have the profound sympathy of all their friends in their great loss. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 20, 1916

Obituary.   
"Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Margariette Cleora Bales, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Bales of Clarinda, born Dec. 23, 1915, was summoned to her heavenly home, Jan. 16, 1916, at the age of 23 days. Upon awakening in the morning the baby was found dead, having died during the night.
The remains were taken to Clearmont, Mo., Tuesday, for burial in Oak Hill cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 20, 1916


Bales, Mary Smith - MRS. L. R. BALES
Mrs. L. R. Bales passed to her reward Tuesday evening January 15, 1918 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Catherine Holt on North 10th Street in Clarinda, at the age of more than seventy-five years. The funeral is being held this Thursday afternoon from the United Brethern Church, conducted by a former pastor of the church, Rev. Hulse, assisted by Rev. Cornford, with interment in Davis cemetery southeast of Clarinda. Her maiden name was Mary Smith, being born in the eastern part of Tennesee, July 20, 1842. She was married April 13, 1861 to Lewis R. Bales. Of their eight children one died in infancy and one in 1915, the remaining six children who with their father are left to mourn the loss of a loved one, are Mrs. Sarah Thompson of near Siam; Mrs. Anna Thompson of near New Market; Charles C. Bales of Clarinda; Jonathan Bales of near Shambaugh; Mrs. Catherine Holt of Clarinda and A. J. Bales of Grafton, N. Dak. Twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-four great children are living. When sixteen years of age, she united with the United Brethern church and has ever since remained a staunch and active member of that congregation. At her request six grandsons are acting as pallbearers at the funeral, i.e., Eric Thompson, Ivan Bales, Harve Thompson, Claud Bales, George Bales and Arthur Thompson. This request was written on a communication which she left, which we haye been privileged to read, and from which many of the foregoing facts are copied. Written on the communication above mentioned was her life motto—Mark 16-
"She hath done what she could." PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Jan 17, 1918

Mrs. L. R. Bales. Brief mention of the death of Mrs. L. R. Bales was made in The Journal of last week. The maiden name of the late Mrs. Bales was Mary C. Smith. She was born in East Tennessee July 20, 1842, and died at her home in Clarinda, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1918. She was married April 13, 1861, to Louis R. Bales. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bales, one of whom died when 7 months old, and another passed away Feb. 3, 1915. The surviving children are Sarah J. Thompson, Nancy Ann, C. C. Bales, Mary C, and Arthur J., Bales, the latter of Grafton, N. Dak., all of whom were present at tbe funeral of their mother. Besides these children and the husband, a surviving Union soldier of the Civil war, Mrs. Bales is also survived by forty-one grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bales professed religion in 1858 and joined the United Brethren church. Her life was that of a consistent Christian. The funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 17, at noon, at the United Brehren church, this city, of which she died a member, and was conducted by Rev. H. N. Hules, assisted by Rev. George J. Cornford and Rev. Donnie Minton. The pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, as follows: E. Thompson, Ivan Bales, Harvey Thompson, Claude Bales, George Bales and Arthur   Thompson.     Interment was in the Davis cemetery, East River township, Page County. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 24, 1918

Mrs. L. R. Bales.
Some errors were made in a previous issue of The Journal in publishing the obituary of Mrs. Mary C. Bales, wife of L. R. Bales, who died in Clarinda, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1918. In connection with her funeral it may be said that directions written by her eight or ten years before her death were followed. She had selected the text for her funeral sermon, the words being-; "She hath done what she could." She had expressed the wish that Rev. Henry Hulse officiate at her funeral. He was here from Adel to conduct it. Another minister of the United Brethren faith also, assisted in the funeral service—Rev. G. J. Cornford of Albia. The funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 17, at the United Brethren church in this city. Interment was in the Davis cemetery in East River township. The pallbearers were of her own selection —her grandsons, as follows: Alex Thompson, Ivan Bales, Harvey Thompson, Claude Bales, George Bales and Arthur Thompson. Her request was in her writing as follows; "Boys, carry me to my last resting place, and when you travel through the world come to heaven to meet me." The late Mrs. Bales was born in Greene county, Tenn., in 1842. She was married April 13. 1861, to L. R. Bales, who with six children survive her. The children are Mrs. Sarah J. Thompson, Buchanan township; Mrs. Nancy Ann Thompson of near New Market, Taylor county; C. C. Bales, near Clarinda; Jonathan Bales, near Shambaugh;. Mrs. Mary C. Holt, Clarinda, and A. J. Bales, Grafton, N. Dak.  All were at the funeral.
CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 7, 1918

Mrs. L. R. Bales.
Mrs. L. R. Bales died Tuesday evening at the home of her son-in-law, W. W. Holt.   She was 75 years of age. The funeral was this afternoon at the United Brethren church. Burial in the Davis cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 17, 1918

Mrs. L. R. Bales.
Mrs. L. R. Bales passed to her reward Tuesday evening, January 15th, 1918, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Holt, on North 10th street in Clarinda, at the age of more than seventy-five years. The funeral is being held this Thursday afternoon, from the United Brethren church, conducted by a former pastor of the church, Rev. Hulse, assisted by Rev. Cornford, with interment in Davis cemetery southeast of Clarinda. Her maiden name was Mary Smith, being born in eastern part of Tennessee, July 20th, 1842. She was married April 13th, 1861, to Lewis R. Bales. Of their eight children one died in infancy and one in 1915, the remaining six children, who with their father are left to mourn the loss of a loved one, being Mrs. Sarah Thompson of near Siam, Mrs. Anna Thompson of near New Market, Charles C. Bales of Clarinda, Jonathan Bales of near Shambaugh, Mrs. Catherine Holt of Clarinda and A. J. Bales of Grafton, N. Dak. Twenty eight grandchildren and thirty four great grandchildren are likewise living. When sixteen years of age, in 1858, she united with the United Brethren church, and has ever remained a staunch and active member of that congregation. At her request six grandsons are acting as pallbearers at the funeral, being Elic Thompson, Ivan Bales, Harve Thompson, Claud Bales, George Bales and Arthur Thompson. This request was written on a communication which she left, which we have been privileged to read, and from which many of the foregoing facts are copied. Written on the communication above mentioned was her life motto—Mark 16—"She hath done what she could." CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 17, 1918

 

Banes, J.S. -

Mr. J. S. Banes., an old time resident of Villisca, died in that city last week and was buried on Friday from the Baptist church. Mr. Banes was one of the pioneer merchants of Villisca. went into the hardware and Implement business in that city in 1869, and continued in it until his death. By proclamation of the mayor, practically every business house of the city closed on the afternoon of the funeral, and the church was crowded. In earlier days Mr. E. G. Day, of this city, clerked for six years for Mr. Banes. Mr. Day attended the funeral and was one of the pail bearers. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 14, 1912

 

Banks, Robert, Mrs - Mrs. Robert Banks, colored, died at their home in Omaha Tuesday morning and her remains were brought to this city yesterday for burial at their former home. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 2, 1913

 

Barchus, John C. - The remains of John C. Barchus.who died from injuries received by the explosion of the boilers on the United States battleship Bennington in the harbor of San Diego, Cal., July 21st, arrived in this city Monday evening, and a sad home-coming it was to his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barchus, and brothers and sister.  John's brother Clarence Barchus, also a soldier sailor boy with him, but who  escaped with a slight scald on the foot, was given a furlough to  accompany the remains home, arrived Monday   morning and thus his safety and   presence added much comfort to the parents and family. Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m. the funeral services were held at the home in south Clarinda, conducted by Rev. Fisher, and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery.  John was a young man of steady habits and good disposition, and his record as a soldier boy in the navy was among the best. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 3, 1905


John Barchus was killed by the explosion of the boilers of the government man-of war vessel anchored in the harbor of San Diego, Cal.,was the sad message received by his parents in this city Friday afternoon.  John and his brother, Clarence, both enlisted in the U. S. navy a year ago last November and had since been constantly in the service. Only a short time before the steamship, Bennington, with Commander Lucien Young in charge, arrived at San Diego, on their return trip from Honolulu, and had received orders to proceed to Panama,  In the meantime the ship was ordered to go to the relief of a disabled steamship near Santa Barbara, Cal., before starting on its Panama trip. Commander Young had ordered the vessel put in readiness to leave at 10:30 Friday morning, and in the meantime left for the city to settle for supplies purchased during their stay.   While on the streets about 9:45 he heard a terrible explosion from the  harbor but thought nothing of it until a few moments later the terrible news reached him of the havoc that befel [sic] his vessel. Reaching the scene he did everything possible to relieve the distressed soldiers and officers who had been hurled into the water or jumped overboard to escape the burning steam and fire from the three exploded boilers.    At the time of the terrible holocost there were aboard the steamship 185 men and officers—Commander Young and an ensign alone being absent.  Of this number of human beings 59 were hurled to death or died soon after, 50 are now in hospitals and 16 still missing—leaving only 60 rescued by life-saving boats and other crafts near at hand  who were picked up and  saved from a watery grave.    John Barchus was about 22 years old and a very quiet and respectable young man.   His father,W. J. Barchus, effected arrangements with the War Department whereby his remains will be brought home to this city, arriving here tonight or tomorrow evening,   accompanied   by  the brother, Clarence.   It is a sad affair and the whole community sympathize with the bereaved family. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 27, 1905

The funeral of John C. Barchus was held at his fathers home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A very large number of the friends and neighbors of the bereaved family attended. The family have the sincere sympathy of all. Clarence who accompanied the remains of his brother here came on a leave of absence allowing him ten days from the service, but the time seemed so short to his parents in their sorrow that Mr. Barchus telegraphed to the Navy Department at Washington yesterday morning asking for an extension of the leave of absence and an answer came granting the request, giving Clarence twenty more days at his home with his parents before returning to the Navy. Where he will go he does not know. The telegram from Washington stated that he would be notified later as to the place where he would be sent. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 4, 1905

 

A Clarinda Boy a Victim of the Disaster on the Bennington in San Diego Bay

Yesterday, forty-seven of the Bennington's dead were buried in a common grave near San Diego. The ceremony was simple but very impressive. Each casket was draped in the flag and the floral contributions were very profuse, thousands from far and near bringing their last tribute and in the most solemn silence strewing the long' row of caskets with bouquets and floral designs. The most impressive mourners were the fifty-two ship­mates of the Bennington, and to these were given the sad task of lowering and arranging the caskets in the grave. The grave is sixty-two feet long and fourteen feet wide, being wide enough to admit the bodies in two rows, feet to feet. Three volleys and a bugle call ended the services.
The cause of the accident as reported by Commander Young was due to a small leak in boiler "B" and this being forced into contact with boiler "D" caused both to explode almost simultaneously. At once the vessel, was filled with scalding steam and ashes, causing many who were not blown over­board to jump overboard for air, and the commander thinks that in this way a good many were drowned. The ship is now covered during high tide but they hope to pump out the water as the tide recedes and stop the leak so that the bodies still under the debris can be rescued.

The first word received here by Mr. Barchus concerning the fate of his two boys, John and Clarence, who were on the gunboat Bennington at the time of its destruction in San Diego Bay, was a telegram stating that John was burned but not badly. That was soon after the accident which occurred at 10 in the morning, and on the next day another telegram came from Clarence saying that John had died from his injuries at eight o'clock on the night of the accident. In this telegram Clarence also said that the body would be sent here for burial by the government and Clarence would be given leave of ten days' absence to accompany the remains of his brother to their resting place. He further said that he would wire his father when he started from San Diego with the body, but up to eleven o'clock today Mr. Barchus had not received any such message, so it is not known when the body will arrive. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 25, 1905



 

 


Barchus, Margaret Miller - OBITUARY RECORD.
Mrs. Margaret Miller Barchus.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Miller Barchus, who died at Humeston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1917, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. P. Northrup, were held at Diagonal, Friday, at 11 o'clock a.m., at the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Charles M. Edmondson. Interment was in the Bethel cemetery, southwest of Diagonal. The funeral was attended by two sons of the deceased: J. W. Barchus of Clarinda and A. L. Barchus from Natchez, Miss. Three grandchildren were present from a distance, R. J. Barchus and Miss Ethel Barchus, children of J. W. Barchus of Clarinda, and Miss Mabel Jones of Pargo, N. D. Quite a number of relatives from the vicinity of Benton and Mount Ayr were also present at the funeral.

Margaret Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Miller, was born in Carroll county, O., Feb. 16, 1830 and at the time of her death was 86 years and 11 months of age. At the age of 6 years she moved with her parents to Holmes county, O. On Jan. 25, 1852, she was united in marriage to Obediah Barchus. They lived in Knox county, O., from the time of their marriage until May, 1864, when they moved to Ringgold county, la. Later they settled on a farm west of Mount Ayr, where they lived until the fall of 1904, when they moved to Benton. Benton was their residence for two years, when they moved to Mount Ayr.

Mr. Barchus was stricken with apoplexy, which later resulted in his death, which occurred at Humeston in April, 1907. Since that time Mrs. Barchus has made her home at Humeston with her daughter, Mrs. D. P. Northrup. Her last illness was of ten weeks' duration, from pneumonia, complicated with other ailments. Until the illness which caused her death she was favored with unusually good health for a lady of her years. Mrs. Barchus was the mother of twelve children, seven sons and five daughters. Four daughters and two sons preceded their mother to the great beyond. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. D. P. Northrup, Humeston; J. W. Barchus, Clarinda; G. W. Barchus, Leal, N. Dak.; A. L. and C. W. Barchus, Natchez, Miss,; F. A. Barchus, Fargo, N. Dak. Twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren survive. Margaret Barchus was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church since the age of 17, and died a member of that faith. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 25, 1917

Barchus, Margaret - OBITUARY RECORD
Mrs. Margaret Barchus, mother of J. W. Brachus of Clarinda, died in Humeston, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. P. Northup, Tuesday Jan. 16, 1917, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mr. Barchus and daughter Ethel, and son, R. J. Barchus left today for Humeston to attend the funeral, which will be held Friday, o'clock a.m., at Diagonal. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 18, 1917

 


Barker, Estelle Victoria Andricks - Mrs. Frank L. Barker.
Mrs. Frank L. Barker, passed away at the Pomona Valley hospital Saturday evening, Sept. 21st after a short illness.   The funeral services were held at the family residence in Claremont, Cal.,   Tuesday  afternoon, the Rev. Buchner, of Pomona, officiating. The floral offering from neighbors and friends   was   beautiful   and a large concourse of friends were present.   The remains were laid to rest in the Pomona cemetery.
Estelle Victoria Andricks was born on a farm near Clarinda, Iowa, Aug. 16, 1871, and she spent her early girl hood here until the time of her marriage with Frank Barker of Clarinda, Dec. 23, 1890, when they went to their new home in New Market.
Early in her married life she became a member of the Christian church and retained that membership until the time of her demise. She was made Presdent of The Ladies' Aid and served faithfully in that capacity, always ready to answer any demand that was asked of her.
Mrs. Barker was a woman of genial sunshiny  temperament,   ever ready with a happy smile to serve humanity at any time.   Failing health called the family to Claremont three years ago and for a time she responded to the healing benefits of this beautiful climate.

Less than six   months   ago they moved into their present new home and her doors were at once opened to the Red Cross Sewing Circle of which   she was   a member. Most patiently she accepted her last illness, and most graciously she answered that last Great Call calling her family to her side anl telling them she willingly and gladly obeyed the Great Summons that sooner or later comes to us all, and through which we are all again united in to The Greater Life, where then we will understand and know as she now does.
A devoted mother, a loving wife, a faithful friend and neighbor, we thus cherish her memory.
The mother, Estelle Andricks preceded her in 1902, the father G. W. in January 1918, a sister, Annie, in 1890. The husband Frank T. Barker, one daughter, Pearl two brothers, Frank of Dubuque,, Iowa, John of Clarinda and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Althof of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. Henry Barker and Mrs. Robert Merritt of Claremont, Cal., survive her. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 3, 1918

Mrs. Estella Victoria Barker.
A specil [sic] correspondent of The Journal at New Market under the date of Sept. 30, 1918, sends information of the death of Mrs. Estella Victoria Barker, wife of Frank L. Barker.   She passed away at the Pamona Valley hospital in California on a recent Friday, after a short illness. The funeral services were held at the family residence in Claremont, Cal., the following Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in the Pamona cemetery. The special correspondent says: "Estella Victoria Andricks was born on a farm near Clarinda, Iowa, Aug. 16, 1871, and it was here she spent all her girlhood days until her marriage to Frank Barker in Clarinda, Dec. 23, 1890. They made their home in New Market, Iowa, only eight miles from her girlhood home. Here  they  lived  until  three  years  ago when failing health called the family to Claremont, Cal.   Her mother, Estella Andricks, preceded her to the grave in 1902; her father, G. W. Andricks, in January, 1 1918; a sister, Annie, in 1890.   Her husband,   Frank  L.   Barker;   one daughter, Pearl; two brothers, Frank, of Dubuque, Iowa; John, of Clarinda, and three sisters, Mrs.  Jennie Althof of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Henry Barker, and Mrs. Robert Merritt of Claremont, Cal., survive her." CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 3, 1918

 

Barker, F.J., Dr - Dr. F. J. Barker died Friday morning as the result of his recent stroke of apoplexy, not having rallied therefrom, in the 44th year of his age. Dr. Barker was a native of Wisconsin but had resided nearly all his life near Villisca before coming to this city. He was a partner of Dr. Haxby as veterinarian up to the time of his death. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his death. Short services were held from the home Sunday morning and the remains taken to Villisca, where the funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church at 1 p. m. and his remains interred in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 9, 1913

 

Barnett, John
The funeral of the late John Barnett of Nodaway township, Page county, was held last Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. D. S. Curry, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Clarinda. On account of the prevailing health rules concerning funerals, there was only a short service, which included a prayer, at the family farm home where Mr. Barnett died, which was followed by the concluding ceremony in the open air at the grave in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Barnett lived on his home farm in Nodaway township for thirty-seven years proceeding his death, and had lived in Iowa since 1858. He was born in Rock Bridge county, Va., Dec. 23, 1830, and died Oct. 30, 1918, age 87 years 10 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage in marriage to Charity Frances Clark in 1876. To this union were born eight children: Bertha May, of Washington, D. C; Mrs. Flora Anderson of Clarinda, Robert and Ed. at home; Fred, of Leadore, la.; Mrs. Exta Cade of New Market, and two, who preceded their father to the grave. These were Pearl and John. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Douglas of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Favers of Denver, Colo., aud four grandchildren. Thus passes from this earth another of the familiar figures in this locality, and one who will be missed by many. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 7, 1918

John Barnett
John Barnett, one of Page county's oldest inhabitants, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, at his home 2 miles northeast of Clarinda. He was born Dec. 23, 1830, in the state of Virginia, and was 87 years, 10 months and 7 days old at the time of his demise. He has lived in Page county for over 35 years, and has a number of children still living here.
The burial will take place at the Oak Grove cemetery on Friday, November 1. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 31, 1918

Barnett, John Jr. - John Barnett Jr.
John Barnett Jr. died Wednesday, Oct. 30th, at the age of 87 years, 10 months, and 7 days. Mr. Barnett is an old settler having lived near Clarinda for a number of years. His home at the present time being three miles north of Clarinda. Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 31, 1918

 

Barnett, Mr - After a hard sickness of about three weeks, Mr. Barnett passed away on December 24th, aged 79 years. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 26th. He leaves many friends to mourn his departure. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 4, 1916

 

Barnhill, William T. -

Blanchard. Feb. 1—The remains of William T. Barnhill were brought in on the morning train, Tuesday, from Fonanelle, la., and the funeral was held at the Christian church, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Elder Merrill. Mr. Barnhill was a resident of Blanchard for a number af years until he went to Fontanelle, where he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. Fullerton, and her husband. He has been spending the winter with his son, Erroll Barnhill, in Fontanelle, and it was then he died on last Saturday after an illness of six weeks. If Mr. Barnhill had lived until the 29th of February he would have been eighty years of age. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 10, 1916

 

Barr, George - George Barr of Red Oak died at his home in that city Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 1918. He had been a resident of Montgomery county for forty years, five years of which time he was steward at the county home. In later years he moved to Red Oak. The funeral was held at the family home Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Barr who survives her husband, is a cousin of Mrs. W.E. Stevens of this city. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 17, 1918

 

Barrett, Martha W. - Mrs. Martha W. Barrett, wife of the late Dr. J. L. Barrett, died Tuesday morning April 2, 1901, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Green, in north Clarinda, aged 73 years, 10 months and 16 days. She had been in usual good health recently, and Sunday night retired as usual. Not getting up Monday morning Mrs. Green went to her room and found her unconscious. Medical aid was secured but failed to revive her aud she remained in that condition until seven o'olock Tuesday morning when she passed away. The funeral took place yesterday at 2 o'clock and her remains laid to rest in the city cemetery. She was a good old christain lady, and had been a resident of this citv since early in the '60's.    PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 4, 1901

Mrs. Martha W. Barrett died at the home of C. O. Green in north Clarinda, about seven o'clock this morning. She had not been in poor health, and retired on Sunday night as well as usual, but yesterday morning she was unconscious, and remained so until her death this morning. Old age was the probable cause of her death. She was aged about 74 years. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. IlgenFritz. Mrs. Barrett's husband died eight years ago, and three children are also dead. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 2, 1901

 

Barron, Hyman's INFANT DAUGHTER - The infant daughter of Hyman Barron and wife died yesterday morning. The body was sent to Omaha for burial. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jun 29, 1900

  

Bartels, Martha - Miss Martha Bartels.
Miss Martha Bartels, age 17 years, 2 months and 3 days, died Wednesday, at 2:40 a. m., at the family residence, 10 miles northwest of Clarinda. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bartels, three brothers, Herman, Walter and Albert, and two sisters, Minnie and Emma. Funeral service will be held at 2:80 p. m., Friday, at the North German Lutheran church, the Rev. C. H. Jaebker officiating. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1917

The death of Martha Bartels Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1917, came as a shock even to those who so anxiously guarded her bedside, altho her physician said she could not live, she made a hard fight for life and seemed tor several days to be improving, when the death angel snatched her away. Obituary appeared in last week's Herald, but we will add that she was born Sept. 11, 1900 was christened in the Lutheran church and later at about 15 years of age, confirmed; and remained a devoted christian, so was perfectly ready to join her Maker and Redeemer.
"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 at the Immanuel's Lutheran church later conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. H. Jaebker; those who carried her to her last resting place were: Paul Otte, Joe Wagoner, Arthur Sunderman, Walter Baumgarten, Martin Buch, Paul. Solomo. Floral offerings were very profuse.
Those from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. Bartel's brother, Henry Bartels from Columbus, Nebr., his cousin, Mr. Henry Bartels and wife of Berlin, Nebr., and another cousin, Mrs. Crabeck also of Berlin,. Nebr., Martha's brother, Herman Bartels of Colorado, arrived during the first few days of her illness. The community joins in sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 22, 1917

OBITUARY RECORD.
Miss Martha Bartels died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bartels, ten miles northwest of Clarinda, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1917, at 2:40 a.m., of appendicitis. Her age was 17 years 2 wonths and 3 days. Besides her parents she is survived by three brothers and two sisters—Herman, Walter, Albert, Minnie and Emma. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, Nov. 16, at Immanuel Lutheran church in Nodaway township, conducted by Rev. C. Jaebker, the pastor. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 15, 1917


Barton, Mary Eva and Russell - Woman and Child Drowned.
A very sad catasthophe occurred east of us last Saturday afternoon, resulting in the drowning of a mother and child and a team of horses, and almost drowning the father also, the scene being at the bridge crossing the 102 River south of Bedford. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barton and two year old child started to drive their team and buggy from their home near Gaynor City, intending to visit and spend the Sabbath with Mr. Barton's parents who live between Gravity and New Market. At the bridge where the accident occurred the road was under water. The approach to the bridge is crooked, and it appears that Mr. Barton mistook the road, driving instead off a steep bank in heading for the bridge, thus upsetting the rig and throwing horses and people into the fast rolling water. All of them were swept down stream. Mr. Barton caught an overhanging limb and cried for help, which soon arrived, and the bodies were found in the river; but too late to be resuscicated. Two sons and two daughters survive, all of them grown except one daughter living at home. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 5, 1915

 

Bashor, Byrl Campbell - Byrl Campbell Bashor
[Special Correspondence of The Journal]—Another soldier has given his life for his country, this time Byrl Bashor, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Bashor of Thayer, la., who died of pneumonia at Camp Pike, Ark. The remains were brought to Thayer Oct. 11. The funeral was held at the Christian church. First there was prayer at the home. The remains were laid to rest in the Murry cemetery. Byrl was entitled to just as much honor as if he had gone to France and fought with the soldiers there. There were many beautiful flowers. Sergt. King came with the remains and remained until the body was laid to rest. His lieutenant sent a message stating that Byrl was true and faithful till the last, never doing anything only what was right. Byrl C. Bashor was born in Washington county, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1893. In 1900 he moved to Iowa and remained here till his country's call. On July 13 he was married to Miss Elsie Porter of Minnesota. Byrl was home just two weeks before his death. He leaves to mourn their loss a loving wife, a devoted father and mother, four sisters and two brothers. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Oct 24, 1918


 

 


Bast, John, Mrs - Mrs. John Bast, who lived 3 miles east of Shambaugh, died very suddenly last Saturday afternoon. She was apparently in her usual health at noon, but later in the day her little boys found her dead in bed. Doctors were immediately summoned, but they were unable to tell the immediate cause of her death. The deceased was married to John Bast twelve years ago and was the mother of three boys, the youngest being six years old. Funeral services were held from the College.Springs M. E. church Monday afternoon at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Hamlin, of Shambaugh. The remains were laid to rest in Maple Hill cemetery. -Current-Press

CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 26, 1912

 

Bastedo, Barbara - On Thursday, at Yorktown, occurred the funeral of Mrs. Barbara Bastedo, the mother of Mrs. D. A. Wiles, who has lived in this county for a great many years. Mrs. Bastedo was born in Scotland and from there moved to Canada, where she made her home until 1869 when she came to this county to live. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 17, 1906

Mrs. Barbara Bastedo, whose funeral was held at the D A, Wiles home at Yorktown, was a native of Scotland, she was born at Mauchlin, Scotland, April 24th, 1825 and spent her childhood there. Coming later to Canada she spent a number of years in the Dominion, where she was married to Wm. Bastedo. To this union were born two sons and a daughter, the latter being Mrs. D. A. Wiles, with whom Mrs. Bastedo had made her home since 1869. She joined the Presbyterian church when a young woman and has been a faithful member.
At the time of her death, she was 81 years, 8 months and 18 days old, and enjoyed the friendship and esteem of all who knew her. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 17, 1906

 

Batchelor, Mary Paine - Mrs. Mary Paine Batchelor.
Mary Paine Batchelor was born at Painesville, Ohio, October 2nd, 1834, and passed away at Ashland, Oregon, March 28th, 1913.
She was a daughter of Edward Paine and Martha Miller Paine and a granddaughter of General Edward Paine of Revolutionary war fame who was founder of Painesville, O. The earlier part of her life was spent at this place and in the fall of 1855 she was married to John L. Batchelor, a rising young attorney.
They soon moved to Kirkwood, Illinois, where Mr. and Mrs. Batchelor spent twenty years, following his profession and assisting in helping to build the great state of Illinois. The next twenty years was spent in Clarinda, Iowa, and in 1893 they moved to Ashland, Ore., and built a home at the south end of Liberty street, where Mr. Batchelor passed to spirit life in 1906. There were three children born to them, two dying in infancy. Nora, the youngest, grew to womanhood and was at one time principal of the high school at Ashland. Her health failed her and she resigned her position and occupied her time along literary lines of advanced thought until 1905, when she was married to R. C. Henderson, living only a few months later. Aunt Mary, as she was familiarly known, being the last of her family, made her home with her nephew. F. W. Moore. She was for years a member of the Methodist church but became a convert to Spiritualism and was a charter member of the local society at this place. The services were held at noon at the Temple of Truth Sunday afternoon. —From Ashland (Ore.) Record, April 2, 1913. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 15, 1913

 

Bates, Tracy Loydell - Death of Little Tracy Bates

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bates were called on to take to Maitland, Mo., on Monday, for burial, the remains of their five months old baby, Tracy Loydell Bates, who died on Sunday from bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Bates was formerly baggageman at the Q. station here, but is now working with the section gang, and they have a host of friends who extend sympathy, that the light has gone out from their home.   CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 25, 1915


Bayless, Nathaniel -

Nathaniel Bayless, the brother of W. S. Bayless, who lives east of this city, died at the hospital in St. Joe, Saturday night, after an operation for cancer.     Mr. Bayless' home is at Chariton, Iowa, whence he was taken to St Joe last Tuesday for the operation. Besides Mr Bayless of this city, two other brothers, survive one  living at Westboro and the other at Blanchard. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 17, 1906

 

Bayless, William S. WILLIAM S. BAYLESS
William S. Bayless, residing on North Twentieth St. passed away at his home at midnight last Saturday death being due to cancer of the bladder. Mr. Bayless had been in poor health for over a year, having taken treatment at Excelsior Springs, Mo., about that long ago for his trouble, with but little success. Lately he had suffered intensely and practicaly nothing could be done to help him. 
The deceased was born June 12, 1851, having almost rounded out fifty-eight years of life. He and his family had lived in this vicinity about twelve years, having moved on the Plank place east of this city upon first coming here. From this farm they moved to the former Dan Miller place, located about two miles to the north. They lived on this farm several years, then came to this city, where Mr. Bayless had been engaged since in conducting a pool hall on the east side of the square.
Mr. Bayless is survived by his wife and four children, three boys and one girl, Roscoe, living in Colorado, and Clyde, Lester and Miss Merl who reside in this city.
The funeral of the deceased was held Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the family home, conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson, and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 31, 1917

 

Bayless, William Seviere —Obituary.
William Seviere Bayless departed this life on Saturday evening, May 26th, from his home on N. Twentieth Street in Clarinda, after a lingering illness caused by tumeric cancer. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, from the home, conducted by Rev. W. C. Williamson, interment being made in Clarinda cemetery. Mr. Bayless is the first in a family of six to leave us, being survived by a wife and four children. One son, Roscoe, lives in San Diego, Calif., and was unable to return for the funeral. Two other sons live in Clarinda, Clyde and Lester, besides the daughter, Merl, who is this year graduating from Clarinda high school. Deceased was nearly fifty-eight years of age at time of death, being born in northern Missouri, June 12th, 1859. With his family he came to Iowa fourteen years ago, settling first on the Walker farm southeast of Clarinda, then for three years farming east of town, then for five years northeast of Clarinda, finally moving to town four years ago. He was married April 1st, 1885, to Miss Anabella Hadlock, in Nebraska. Besides his immediate family, two brothers and sister survive, Henry who works at the Clarinda State Hospital, Sam near Northboro, and a sister living near Twin Falls, Idaho, who was unable to be present at the funeral. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 31, 1917

William Sevier Bayless,
William Sevier Bayless died at his home in Clarinda, Saturday night, May 26, 1917, following a severe illness of several weeks, which was preceded by a long period of declining health. Funeral services were held from the home, Monday afternoon, conducted by Dr. W. C. Williamson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. Relatives present at the funeral from out of town were a nephew and wife of the
deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Bayless from Blanchard; Mrs. Christina Bayless, a sister-in-law of the deceased, and her daughter, Mrs. Guy Cooper, and two children, from Chariton, Mo.; and a brother, S. E. Bayless from Northboro. The deceased was born at Brownville, Nebr., June 12, 1859. When a young man he moved with his parents to a farm near Tarkio, Mo. At the age of twenty-six he moved to
western Nebraska, where at Valentine, he was married April 1, 1885, to Miss Anna Hadlock, who, with four children, survive him. The children are Roscoe, San Diego, Calif.; and Clyde, Lester and Merl of Clarinda. After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bayless they spent some time on a farm near Nebraska City, Nebr., and then lived for some time on the farm of his father near Tarkio, Mo. For a number of years they lived on a farm in Nodaway township, Page county. While there the boys did the farming and Mr. Bayless followed the occupation of a carpenter. They moved to Clarinda about four years ago, during which time Mr. Bayless has conducted the east side pool hall. In addition to the wife and children he is survived by two brothers, S. E. Bayless of Northboro and H. C. Bayless of Clarinda, and by one sister, Mrs. Cora Wall of Twin Falls, Ida. The family of the deceased have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 31, 1917

Baylis, Elsie - Miss Elsie Baylis the eighteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wra. Baylis, living south of the city, died Sunday evening from the result of malarial fever. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock Tuesday. She was a bright young lady admired by all who knew her. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Nov 8, 1900