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[Morris, John David]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 20, 1938    [p. 1]

Morris Boy Dies In Iowa City

John [David] Morris, year and a half old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vilas [Lester] Morris of east of Bedford, died in an Iowa City hospital Sat.  The body was brought to Bedford and the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Stanley Schlick.  Burial was in the Athelstan cemetery.

The mother is the former Miss [Ella] Ruth Salen of Bedford, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Salen [Ina Goff] of Lenox.

[Slaight, George Raymond "Ray"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 20, 1938    [p. 1]

Ray Slaight Of Clarinda, Dies

Ray [George Raymond] Slaight, a former resident of the Siam community, died very suddenly at his home three miles east of Clarinda at 5:30 o'clock Monday morning.  He had attended church Sunday evening and had not seemingly been ill.

The funeral services were held at the United Brethren church in Clarinda Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Memory cemetery at New Market.

He is survived by his wife and one son, George Slaight.

[Slaight, Earl Raymond]


Thursday    April 14, 1927    [p. 1]

Earl Raymond Slaight

Earl Raymond Slaight, little son of Mr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] R. [aymond] Slaight, living southeast of Bedford, was taken seriously sick last week and on Wednesday he was taken to the St. Francis hospital in Maryville where he was operated on for appendicitis, but peritonitis had already set in, and he only lived until Friday night, April 8.  He was born in Page County, Iowa, Jan. 17, 1924, being 3 years, 2 months and 21 days of age at the time of his death.  There are surviving him of the immediate family, the father and mother, and one brother, George.  The body was brought to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thompson, near New Market.

Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2:00 p. m., at the M. E. church in New Market, conducted by L. [eslie] R. Cobb.  Interment was given in the Memory cemetery.

[Phillips, Carl]


Thursday    March 31, 1910

Coral Phillips

Coral [Carl] Phillips, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. K. [it] Phillips [Laura Pack], who reside two miles north of Bedford, died Thursday of last week, and funeral services were conducted the following day by Elder William Cobb.  Interment was in Graceland cemetery.

[Ingels, George Ernest]

Bedford Times-Press

February 3, 1938     p. 8


Ernest Ingels

[George] Ernest Ingels, 55, former farmer of the Pickering vicinity and former manager of the Farmers Exchange of that place, died at 10:30 o'clock Monday night at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville.  He had been in failing health the last three years and suffered a paralytic stroke the early part of December.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pickering Christian church and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery at Maryville.

Mr. Ingels was born Oct. 22, 1882 [1880], near Pickering.  He was married Jan. 7, 1906, to Alma [Grace] Holt in Nodaway County, who died eight and a half months ago.  He is survived by seven children, Mrs. James Neidel of Maryville; Donavan Ingels and Theodore Ingels of Pickering, Doris, Gladys, Eldon Dale and Betty Lou, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Schooler and Mrs. Tom McClurg of Maryville, Mrs. Cora Laughlin of Bedford; Mrs. Myrtle Gillespie of Villisca, Mrs. Bertha Neal of Braddyville; three brothers, Alva Ingels of Pickering; William [Harley] Ingels of Hopkins; and Ben Ingels of New Market; and two grandchildren, Russel Neidel and Donna Lou Ingels.

[Note:  His World War I draft registration card and his death certificate give his birth date as October 22, 1880.]


[Ingels, Thomas Benjamin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 18, 1962    p. 5

Ben Ingels Dies In Maryville

Benjamin Thomas [Thomas Benjamin] Ingels, Hopkins, 75-year-old retired farmer and school custodian, died Saturday, Jan. 13 at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, following a long illness.  He had been in the hospital two weeks this last time.

He was born Feb. 28, 1886, at Pickering, the son of the late Samuel [Thomas] and Jane Marie Coonrod Ingels.  On Dec. 25, 1907 he was married at Pickering to Ola M. Orme, who survives.

A resident of Hopkins 22 years, he had served as a school custodian nine years after retiring from farming.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Miller of Villisca, Mrs. Donnis Davis of Hopkins; two sons, Ralph Ingels of Heber City, Utah, Marvin Ingels of Woodward, Iowa; one brother, William [Harley] Ingels of Maryville; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Schooler of Hopkins, Mrs. Myrtle Lincoln of Marana, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at two p. m., Tuesday, at the Hopkins Christian church.  Rev. Delbert Dick and Rev. A. V. Hart officiated.  Burial in the Hopkins cemetery.

[Note:  He gives his name as Thomas Benjamin Ingels on his World War I draft registration card.]

[Ingels, Alfred Alva]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday    August 28, 1954    p. 2

Retired Farmer Dies At St. Francis Hospital

Alva A. [Alfred Alva] Ingels, 81-year-old retired farmer of Pickering, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the St. Francis hospital, where he was admitted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.  He had been ill only a short time.

Born Dec. 30, 1872 near Pickering, Mr. Ingels had lived his entire life in that community.  He was married Feb. 3, 1897, to Sadie Ann Ulmer, who died Jan. 23, 1954.  He was a member of the Pickering Methodist Church.

Mr. Ingels is survived by two brothers, Ben Ingels, Hopkins and William [Harley] Ingels, Maryville; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Laughlin, Lenox, Ia.; Mrs. Bertha Neal, Pickering; Mrs. Ed Schooler, Hopkins, and Mrs. Ola Lincoln, Villisca, Ia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pickering Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. Elmer Evans.  Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

[Ingels, Alfred Alva]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    August 31, 1954    p. 2

Ingels Funeral Rites Held At Pickering

Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at the Pickering Methodist church for Alva [Alfred Alva] Ingels, who died Saturday.  Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.  Rev. Elmer Evans, pastor, officiated.

John Hood, accompanied by Mrs. Alva Lett, Sr., sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."

Pallbearers were Paul Neal, Vilas McClurg, Donovan Ingels, Eugene Schooler, Sam Ingels, Rob Laughlin and Theodore Ingels.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Harry Glines, Mrs. Dewey Evans, Mrs. Wilbur Miller, Mrs. Herschel Stoner, Mrs. Eugene Sherlock, Mrs. Sam Ingels, Miss Sadie Neal and Miss Zelma Neal.

[Ingels, Sadie Ann Ulmer]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    January 26, 1954    p. 9

Funeral Services Monday For Mrs. Alva Ingels

Funeral services for Mrs. Alva Ingels [Sadie Ann Ulmer], Pickering, who died Saturday, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in Pickering, conducted by Rev. Elmer Evans.  Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

A quartet, including Mrs. Alvin Trueblood, Mrs. Howard Null, Donnis Hood and Charles Pakes, sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" with Mrs. Denver Loch, accompanist.

Pallbearers were Mark Lyle and Lane Ulmer, Merlin McClurg and Donovan and Sam Ingels and honorary pallbearers were Ray Ulmer, Harold Dean Ingels, Eugene Schooler, Theodore Ingels, Milo McClurg, Elmer Laughlin and Haldon Dale Ingels.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Harry Glines, Mrs. Floy Watkins, Mrs. Herschel Stoner, Mrs. Dewey Evans, Mrs. Vere Hall and Mrs. Keith Mendenhall.

[Goff, Eva Etta]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 13, 1936    [p. 1]

Miss Eva Goff, 66, Dies In Creston

Miss Eva Goff, 66, died at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. L. [eslie] McCoy [Letha] in Creston, following an illness of the past six weeks.

The funeral services were held at the Assembly of God church in Creston at 1:30 this afternoon and the body was brought to the Fairview cemetery in Bedford, where short services were held and burial was made.

Eva Etta Goff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Goff [Martha Ann Lane], was born Feb. 25, 1870 in Knox County, Ill.  She was a resident of Bedford for many years and while here was a member of the Baptist church and an earnest worker in that denomination.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. W. L. [Leslie William] McCoy [Letha] of Creston, Mrs. A. [inley] A. [rnott] McCoy [Daisy] of Gary, Ind., Mrs. [Robert] Arthur Salen [Ina Elmira] and Mrs. Frank [Cromwell] Stewart [Nettie Centennial] of Bedford.

[Goff, Turner Gardener]


Thursday    December 26, 1912

T. G. Goff

Turner Gardener Goff died at his home in Albany, Mo., December 24.  The funeral services were held at the Morning Star church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. William Cobb.  Interment was made at the Graceland cemetery.

Mr. Goff was born at Henderson, Knox County, Illinois, June 5, 1837.  In 1872 he was united in marriage with Wealthy Phillinda [Philinda] Cook.  To this union were born five children, two of whom survive.  They are Albert G. [ordon] of Albany, Mo., and Mrs. Jennie Atkins, of Bedford.  In March, 1881, he moved to Bedford where he lived until December, 1907, when he moved to Albany, Mo.  December 28, 1889 he was united in marriage to Phebe Freemyer, who survives.

[Goff, Martha Ann Lane]


Thursday    August 10, 1911


Mrs. W. T. Goff

Mrs. W. [arren] T. Goff died at her home west of Bedford early Thursday morning, August 3, after several weeks of intense suffering.  Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal church Friday, conducted by Dr. Fred N. Willis, pastor, and Dr. J. W. Neyman, pastor of the First Baptist church.  Interment was in Fairview cemetery.

Martha A. [nn] Lane was born in Vermillion County, Illinois, April 8, 1845.  She was united in marriage with W. [arren] T. Goff August 22, 1871, in Knox County, Illinois, where they lived for twenty-five years, and where ten children were born to them, three dying in infancy.  Surviving are the husband, and seven sons and daughters:  Miss Eva [Etta] Goff, Bedford; Mrs. Addie White, Leon; Mrs. Nettie Stewart, Siam; Mrs. Ina [Elmira] Salen, Bedford; Andrew [Warren] Goff, Bedford; Mrs. Daisy McCoy, Shenandoah; Mrs. Letha McCoy, Hepburn.

The family moved to the farm two and one-half miles west of Bedford thirteen years ago.  Mrs. Goff united with the Methodist Episcopal church when twelve years of age, and at the time of her death her membership was with the Gilead church.

[Goff, Andrew Warren "Andy"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 26, 1934    [p. 1]

Andy Goff Succumbs At Home Wednesday

Andy [Warren] Goff, who had been in ill health for several months, died at his home in Bedford about 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, July 25.  The funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. C. Harris.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.


[Goff, Andrew Warren "Andy"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 2, 1934    p. 4

Andy Goff Rites Held Last Tuesday

Funeral services for Andy W. [arren] Goff, 56, who died at his home in Bedford Wednesday, July 25, after an illness of several months, were held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. C. Harris.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

He was born in Galesburg, Ill., March 27, 1878.  When he was 17 years of age he came with his parents to Taylor County, which place had since been his home.

In August 1906 he was married to Nellie Grace Hills.  To them were born ten children, all of whom, with the wife, survive.  They are Mrs. Eva Gould of Conway; Kenneth Goff, Mrs. Alma Ridenour and Mrs. Alta Oliver of Bedford; Edith, Lela, Viva, Opal, Helen, and Carol, at home.  There are also three grandchildren and five sisters.  The sisters are Miss Eva [Etta] Goff and Mrs. Leslie [William] McCoy [Letha] of Creston; Mrs. Frank Stewart [Nettie Centennial] and Mrs. Arthur Salen [Ina Elmira] of Bedford; Mrs. Ainley [Arnott] McCoy [Daisy] of Gary, Ind.  He united with the Church of Christ at Siam when a young man.

[Wickersham, Mary Alice Duncan]


Thursday    January 31, 1924    [p. 1]

Mrs. Alice Wickersham Dead

Word was received here Monday that Mrs. [Mary] Alice Wickersham, formerly Miss [Mary] Alice Duncan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Duncan of this city, had passed away at her home in Saskatchewan, Canada.  A letter was received from Mrs. Wickersham Saturday, stating that all were well, and Monday the telegram came stating that she was dead, but no particulars or the cause of her death were given.

The Wickershams lived about 100 miles over the United States-Canadian borderline.  The body was shipped today for Bedford, and is expected to arrive here about Sunday.

[Wickersham, Mary Alice Duncan]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    February 7, 1924


Mary Alice Duncan was born March 13, 1893, at Siam, Iowa and departed this life January 28, 1924, at Aden, Alberta, Canada.

Her early life was spent with her parents on the farm near Siam.  At an early age the unselfish spirit of her life was beginning to be noticed.  She was always willing to share with a playmate any of her childhood treasures.  That same unselfish spirit characterized her life.  She made many friends wherever she went---friends whose lives were touched by her unselfishness and purity of life and motive.  Her love for music also manifested itself early and was encouraged by her parents.  She finished school at Siam and entered Amity College at College Springs.  After leaving school there she taught school for a term and then came with her parents to Bedford, where she will be remembered by several with whom she was employed in business places.

In her second year at Amity College she publicly accepted Christ as her Savior and Lord, and at that time united with the Methodist Episcopal church.  The record of the years since that time is written on high.  But is also written in the hearts and lives of the folks she met and worked with.  In Canada, in the pioneer life, she has had a large place in the lives of the people of the community.  She was the church organist.  She was the teacher of the Sunday school primary class.  It was she who always had charge of the programs given by the children on the occasions of Christmas, Children's Day, or other special programs, and oftentimes going to the homes of the people to be sure that the program was to be a success.  The congregation of Aden will long remember her faithful service.  Her home was the home always open to the minister, and her heart was ever ready to respond to any call for service in the Master's name.

On July 20, 1917, she was united in marriage to W. [illiam] H. [oward] Wickersham.  Their married life has been singularly happy---happy in the service of their Lord and Master.

On August 9, 1922, a little girl came to gladden their home, but she was only a flower that blossomed and faded in a day.

She leaves to mourn her early going away, her husband, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. [James] Daniel Duncan [Evaline Scrivner], two sisters, Mrs. Alva [Jefferson] Clayton [Syddena] and Mrs. Elza [Edgar] Clayton [Maud], two brothers, Roy Duncan and Oscar Duncan, all residing at Bedford except the last named and he from Lankershim, Cal.  All were present at the funeral.  There are also nephews and nieces and other relatives, all of whom will mourn her departure.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church, Rev. Talley in charge, and interment made in Fairview cemetery.

[Note:  The same obituary was published in the Bedford Times-Republican, February 7, 1924.]

[Wickersham, Mary Alice Duncan]


Thursday    February 7, 1924

In Loving Remembrance of Mary Alice

Dear Mary Alice's life was like the Rose of Sharon.  Its fragrance is twined about the home and the hearts of a large circle of loved ones.  There is a Reaper whose name is Death.  He saw that she was fair.  He gazed at her with tearful eyes and took her into his care.  And while we give in tears and pain the child we most did love, we know we'll find our darling again in the Garden of Life Above.---Cora Mankle

[Duncan, Roy Ellsworth]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    February 3, 1944

Roy Duncan, Former Siam Resident, Dies

Roy [Ellsworth] Duncan, 61, died at his home in Jerome, Idaho, Sunday, following a lingering illness.

He was born near Siam and spent the greater part of his life in Taylor County where he was engaged in farming.  In 1925 he served as deputy sheriff under W. J. Nevins.

He is survived by his wife, Cora Swaim Duncan; two daughters, three sons, three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Elza Clayton [Maud] of near Bedford, Mrs. Alva Clayton [Syddena] of Siam, and one brother, Oscar Duncan of North Hollywood, Calif.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs. [James] Daniel Duncan [Evaline Scrivner], of Bedford, preceded him in death a number of years ago.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, February 3, 1944, p. 5

Roy E. Duncan, 62, Dies In Idaho

Mrs. Alva Clayton of Siam received a message Sunday evening telling of the death of her brother, Roy E. Duncan of Jerome, Idaho, who succumbed after an illness of several months.

Mr. Duncan was born July 26, 1882 on a farm near Siam and spent his early life in that community.

On January 30, 1907 he was married to Miss Cora Swaim of Hopkins. They spent several years on a farm near Bedford selling out twenty years ago and moving to Idaho, where they had since resided.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Tom Roberts of North Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Richard Hunt of Twin Falls, Idaho; by three sons, John and Howard of Jerome, and Ray who is serving his country somewhere overseas. There are also three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Elza E. [dgar] Clayton of Bedford and Mrs. Alva J. [efferson] Clayton of Siam; and one brother, Oscar A. [ntoin] Duncan of North Hollywood, Calif.


[Wickersham, Cornelia Jane "Jennie" Young]


Thursday    July 9, 1908

Mrs. I. [saac] M. Wickersham [Cornelia Jane Young] died at her home in Villisca Monday and was buried Tuesday.  Cancer was the cause of her death, and for many months she had been a constant but patient sufferer from this dread disease.  Mrs. Wickersham was the mother of Carry [Cary Thomas] Wickersham, who resides near Conway, and had other relatives and many old friends in this vicinity whose sorrow at her death is sincere and heartfelt.

[Wickersham, Cornelia Jane "Jennie" Young]


Thursday    July 16, 1908    [p. 1]

Mrs. I. M. Wickersham Dead

The death of Mrs. I. [saac] M. Wickersham from cancer of the stomach, which had been momentarily expected for several days, occurred Sunday evening at ten minutes past ten o'clock at her home in this city.  It marked the end of a long period of suffering, and in their great bereavement the relatives have this consolation that their loved one is now beyond all suffering and earthly misery.  Mrs. Wickersham had been a victim of cancer for seven years, and twice had submitted to an operation for their removal; once from the breast and once from the ankle.  The last one attacked the stomach about two and one-half years ago, and the patient slowly declined, all the while making a gallant battle against the odds that could have but one termination.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church in this city, conducted by Rev. J. A. McKenzie, the pastor, assisted by Revs. J. K. Driver of the Presbyterian Church and Enoch Hill of the Methodist.  There was a large attendance, conspicuous among which was a large number of friends from the vicinity of Guss and Nodaway.  Interment was in the Villisca cemetery.  The short address by Rev. McKenzie was an eloquent eulogy to the deceased.  In the course of his remarks he embodied the following included in which is a tribute which will find a hearty response in the hearts of many friends who knew and loved the deceased during her long residence in this vicinity.

Mrs. Isaac M. Wickersham [Cornelia Jane "Jennie" Young] departed this life July 5, 1908, being at the time of her death 59 years, 5 months and 4 days of age.  She was born in Ross County, Ohio, near Londonderry, in the year of 1849, on the first day of February.  Her marriage to Mr. Isaac M. Wickersham occurred in Greenfield, Ohio, in September of the year 1867, she with her husband leaving Ohio for the state of Iowa in the year 1872.  They resided in this state since that time, living near Guss, Bedford, and for 15 years on a farm near Villisca.  To this happy union were born nine children---six boys and three girls---all of whom are living and grieve the departure of their sainted mother.  Carry [Cary] T. [homas] lives in Conway; Mrs. Emma K. Osborn, John Y. [oung], J. [ames] Roy, Russell C. [ore], Lester E.[arl], Mrs. Erma V. Morris, all of this city; Leighton S. [Samuel Leighton] of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. B. Shields of Creston, children of Brother and Sister Wickersham, are present at these last rites.  In her early girlhood she united with the United Brethren church, and lived in that community until the year 1892, when she united with the Christian church at Bedford, Iowa.  On April 11, 1896, she placed her membership with the church at this place, where she has been a faithful, earnest Christian worker, showing her faith by her works.  For seven long years she has been a constant, patient sufferer until God granted surcease of pain and released the spirit from the tenement of clay.  She was a loyal patriot.  Her love for the flag was near that of her devotion to the high obligations of mother and Christian.

When her two sons enlisted in the 61st Iowa, Co. B, and departed for the Spanish-American war, she kept two flags floating in the window as she prayed daily for their safe return.  One day one of the flags fell, and she felt that one of her boys had fallen upon the battlefield.  Those were long, anxious days until the news came that the boys were safe.  Her life was full of song, and she was entirely devoted to her children and each and every one bear the impress of a good Christian mother's life upon them.  She has been to them as the pilot who has placed their hands upon the divine compass, the word of God; she has led them safely over the perilous shoals in life's voyage; she has pointed out the heaven of the New Jerusalem, and preceded them into the portals that open inward and never outward, and in that city, whose Architect is God, with beautiful beckoning hands will wait to call you to heavenly lands.  She was a member of the John A. Logan circle who are here today to pay their tribute of respect.  She wore their regalia and subscribed to their ritual, but she has gone to join the innumerable host who have gone to take their chambers in the silent halls of death and as one that wraps the drapery of their couch about them, she has lain down to pleasant sleep.  Her regalia will be the white robe and she and her ritual the eternal praises of the King of Kings.---Villisca Review

[Gilbert, Doris Maxine]


Thursday    February 7, 1924

With The Angels

Doris Maxine Gilbert, aged five days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gilbert, died February 4th, at 6 a. m.  She was buried on February 4th, at Forest Grove cemetery.

This was their first and only child, and the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends and relatives goes out to this young couple in their great sorrow.

[Fordyce, Frances Moore Dale]


Thursday    February 7, 1924


Frances A. Moore was born in London, Madison County, Ohio, on December 28, 1834.  She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church when sixteen years of age.  She came to Bedford with her parents in 1856.  She was married to John Dale on April 25, 1858.  Four children were born of this marriage, T. [homas] P. Dale deceased, Ella D. Carson, Hastings, Nebr.; Jeanette McGinley, Denver, Colo.; J.[ere] M. Dale of Bedford.  John Dale, the husband and father, died May 1, 1870.  She was married to Benson Fordyce in 1873.  Mrs. Fordyce died at the home of her son, Jerry M. Dale, February 2, 1924.  Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev. Talley and Rev. Lumbar.

[Putnam, Jason Prentiss]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 30, 1935    [p. 1]

Attend Putnam Funeral

Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral services of J. [ason] P.[rentiss] Putnam in Bedford Thursday afternoon, were Rev. I. E. Putnam of St. Paul, Minn., Rev. Charles Putnam of Brookfield, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Putnam of Peoria, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clayton of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mrs. W. G. Stephen of Pleasantville, Iowa.

[Boyd, Newton D.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    September 30, 1909    [p. 1]

Youngest Soldier Dead

N. [ewton] D. Boyd died at his home in Hutchinson, Kas. Monday, and was buried Wednesday.  He was a brother of J. [ohn] S. [aylor] Boyd of this city, the latter having just returned from his bedside last week.

The deceased was born at Brecksville, Ohio, January 31, 1847.  He enlisted in Co. K, 6th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Calvary, on December 1, 1861, at the age of 14 years, 10 months and 10 days and served through the Civil War, being mustered out June 27, 1865.  He was probably the youngest veteran that ever passed through that war and participated in 54 engagements.  Among them were such noted battles as Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Malvern Hill and Appomattox.

The deceased at one time resided on a farm in Marshall Township in this county and was held in the highest esteem by all.

[Carrigan, Margaret, Mrs.]                        [Bell, Lucinda J., Mrs.]          [Cash, Mildred]


Thursday    September 30, 1909    [p. 1]

Three Deaths At Lenox

Two Women and Infant Are Laid To Rest There

Lenox.---Mrs. Margaret Carrigan died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rupf [Rosa], Friday morning.  She was born in the north of Ireland in 1824, came to Quincy, Ill., in 1833, and lived there fifty years.  She then moved to Lenox, where she lived until the time of her death.  She was the mother of nine children, thirty-four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  Only one child survives her, Mrs. Rupf.  Her husband died five years ago.  The funeral service was conducted by Father Glen in St. Patrick's church and the remains placed at rest in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Lon Bell [Lucinda J.] died September 24, at the age of 61 years, of typho-malaria.  Three children, a daughter and two sons, grown to manhood and womanhood, are left to mourn the loss.  The husband and father, James Bell, died two years ago.

The 2 year old child [Mildred] of Mr. and Mrs. Cash of Guss was buried here Sunday.  The funeral service was held at St. Patrick's church.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, October 7, 1909, p 6

Little Mildred, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] H. [enry] Cash, of Guss was buried in the Lenox Cemetery, Sabbath afternoon after a short service at the Catholic Church. Mrs. Cash is a sister of Agent W. J. Phelan. ---Lenox New Times