Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Andrews, Margaret McConnell –

Mrs Andrews died of paralysis at the home of her daughter Mrs J C Butler,  Lenox, Iowa, May 12, 1916 , her age being 86 years, 1 month and 7 days.  And thus has passed from our community one of its most aged and respected residents.  Her birth place was Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.  She was the oldest daughter of Robert and Margaret McConnell.  Thus she came of worthy parentage.  Her father was a man of the highest integrity.  His voice was heard in instruction and delight in the courts of the church.  For years he magnified the office of the ruling elder with able associates in the First United Presbyterian Church, Washington, Iowa.  Those who had the rare fortune to know Mrs Andrews in the beauty of her maiden years will remember how true she lived to the parental name and nature.  He early years were spent in a Covenanter home and church.  The religious impression of her early training never left her life.  She loved the Savior fervently and knew why.  Her devotion to the church was intelligent and unwavering.  The Sabbath was the Lord’s day to her and she revered it as a day of rest and worship.  She loved the Bible and studied it faithfully.  Having lived this way, when the end came she was ready to go home, indeed she longed for release and relief, and for that rest that remains for the people of God.

When she was 14 years of age she came with the family to Washington

County, la., where in February 29, 1860 she was married to James L. Andrews, who departed this life Nov. 4, 1892. For 14 years they lived in Washington County, and one year in Adams County and then they moved to the old home with their six children 9 miles east of Lenox. Since May, 1898, her home has been in Lenox.  She leaves two brothers and two sisters, Thomas and Benjamin, of Superior, Nebraska, Mrs. S. M. Eldridge, of Birmingham, Ala. and

Mrs. R. J. Acheson, of Columbus Junction, Iowa. Mrs. Andrews is survived by three children, Mrs. J. C. Butler, Mrs W E Moreland of Weiser, Ida., and Robert T Andrews, east of town.  Three children preceded her to the better land, W. J. Andrews, Mrs. S. G. Strain and Mrs. Ola Hamm.

'The funeral service was held in the United Presbyterian Church, May 15; 1916, conducted by her .pastor, Rev. A. L. Davidson. The interment was in the Rising Sun cemetery next to her husband who was buried there among his neighbors and by his neighbors almost a quarter of a century ago.  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 18, 1916

Baumann, Dorothy Madden –

Mrs. S. P. Baumann passed away early yesterday morning at the old homestead eight miles east of Lenox. Mrs. Baumann had been in poor health for several months but the end came rather unexpectedly.  Mr Baumann, the husband, died in June of last year.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 pm at the country church near the Baumann home.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 13, 1916

Boltinghouse, James Reldon –

Monday, August 21, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boltinghouse passed away and was buried Wednesday. These two little children [see Carter, Francis Bernita] were cousins the parents of whom live near Blue Grove.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 24, 1916

Boltinghouse, James Reldon –

James Reldon Bolthinghouse was born August 18, 1914 and departed this life on Monday Aug.21, 1916; age 2 years and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, mother and one brother, George Lewis, Grandpa and Grandma Boltinghouse, Grandpa and Grandma Boyer besides cousins aunts and uncles and a host of friends. “I shall go to Him for Jesus and I go to make a place for you.”

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 31, 1916

Carter,  Frances Bernita -

On Thursday morning, August 17, Bernita Carter, aged 2 years and 8 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Carter succumbed to an illness from which she had suffered for several days. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon and burial made in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 24, 1916

Carter, Frances Bernita -

Little Frances Bernita Carter was born Jan. 19, 1914, and departed this life Thursday morning, Aug. 17, 1916, aged 1years, 6 mo. and 29 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father; mother and one brother, Wayne,—Grandma

Carter, Grandpa Carter having gone on a short time before to welcome her.   She also leaves Grandpa and Grandma Boltinghouse besides her aunts, uncles and a host of friends. To know her was to love her. {Poem]

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 31, 1916

Donaldson, Ellen Coulter –

After an illness of a few weeks Mrs. David Donaldson Sr. passed away at 11 o'clock last night at the home of her son, Charles, in Grove township,  six miles west of Lenox. Mrs. Donaldson was past 79 years of age and since the death

of her husband, which occurred a few months ago, has made heir home with her children. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church, Saturday at 2 pm.  Burial will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday June 1, 1916

Donaldson, Ellen Coulter -

Ellen Coulter was born in the northern part of Ireland, Feb. 4, 1838 and died .in Taylor county, Iowa, May 31st, 1916, aged 79 years, 3 months and 27 days. 

She was married to David Donaldson at Airdrie Scotland, September 6, 1861. They made their home in Glasgow, Scotland until 1866 when they .came to America settling at LaSalle, Ill, where they remained until 1875 when they

came to Taylor county, Iowa and lived in Taylor and Adams counties during the remainder of their lives.

Mr. Donaldson died on the eleventh day of last August. All of their eight children are living: they are Mrs. Wm. Pegg, of Lenox, David and Chas., of

Lenox, Mrs. A. B. Lewis, of Corning, Andrew and Mrs. R. P. Preston, of Lenox, Mrs. Tunis Vanpelt and John of Corning. There are 26 grandchildren.

Mrs. Donaldson has one brother, Robert Coulter, of Staffordshire, England and one sister, Mrs John Hines, of LaSalle, Ill. For some months Mrs. Donaldson had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William Pegg but was at the home of her son, Chas. when suddenly stricken with her last illness which was but a few hours duration.

She had been a member of the Evangelical church for about twenty-seven years, joining  when services were held in the school house in the old home.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 pm from the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev Miles and Rev Morgan.  Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs R D Young, Creston, Mrs R G Weisell, Mrs Bert Downing,  Miss May Donovan, Miss May Healy, Mrs. Jas. Durbin, Mrs. Ed Lehenan, Mr. and Mrs. Israel Olive, and Mrs. Hanna Cox, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. F. M.Vinnidge, Mrs. James Scanlon and daughter, Miss Mary, of Brooks; Mrs. J. W. Gibson, daughter Grace and son Van, of Prescott.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 8, 1916

Dunlap, Hugh W. –

The friends in this community were surprised by the sad news of the death of Mr. Dunlap which occurred at his home early Monday morning one mile north of Tingley, Iowa. He had not been in good health for some years but was not

considered to be in immediate danger. Indeed, Sabbath was quiet, restful day for him but at midnight the friends noticed a marked change in his condition

and in a few minutes the great change came and he was not found unprepared. "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace." Mr. Dunlap was a quiet man, a good citizen and a steadfast Christian.  He enjoyed to a singular degree the confidence and respect of those who knew him. Many will regret what seems to be an untimely closing of his noble career.  He was just past 62 years old. He was born near Vincent, Ohio, April 7, 1854, and came to Lenox, Taylor county, Iowa, in 1876, where he lived until March 1905 when he moved with his family to Tingley, Iowa, which was his home at the time of his death.

December 22, 1886, Mr. Dunlap married Miss Maggie A. Jones of Lenox, who died Nov. 3, 1898.  He was married the second time to Miss Belle Smith, the youngest daughter of Dr. C. C. Smith for many years a resident of Lenox.  He leaves one son, Edward, who is married and lives west of Tingley.  Mrs Dunlap is left alone, her mother being with her just for the present. Her plans for the future are unsettled. The friends in this community would be glad to welcome her back to the home of her earlier years in Lenox,

Rev. A. L. Davidson, former pastor of the family, conducted the funeral of Mr. Dunlap at the residence on Tuesday afternoon. The burial was in the Tingley cemetery near the grave of Dr. Smith. The text, "As for me I shall behold His face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake in His likeness."

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 13, 1916

Dunn, Elizabeth Jane McKnight –

Elizabeth Jane McKnight was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 20, 1881, and died after a brief illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Orr, Lenox,  Iowa, her age being 84 years, 9 months and 27 days. She was united in marriage to Allen Dunn in Cockrington, Pennsylvania January 15, 1857.  They first lived in Mercer County, Illinois, and then in Warren county, then they moved to Monmouth where they resided until the death of Mr Dunn June 26, 1912,  Since that date she has made her home with her daughters, Mrs T H McMorris of Eleanor, Illinois and Mrs S B Orr, Lenox, Iowa.  She also leaves one brother, Mr T S McKnight of Monmouth, Illinois.  These were all with her in her last sickness. 

Mrs, Dunn joined the United Presbyterian Church in Cockrington, Penn-sylvania, in her early girlhood days and remained a faithful member of that communion till the time of her death. Her membership at the time of her death was in the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. While a  comparative stranger in this community she lived here long enough for her many good qualities to become known and appreciated. Her home was the throne of her influence. The house of God was her great delight, and she never missed attendance upon the ordinances of divine worship except when providentially hindered. Her life in this respect was a model and inspiration to others. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson Tuesday morning.

Text of sermon, "So shall we ever be with the Lord." The remains were taken to Monmouth for interment.

Lenox Times Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 20, 1916

Ethington, Joseph Hiram –

Joseph Hiram Ethington was born in Fayette Co.. Kentucky, February 9, 1839 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hogue of Cadams, Nebr., June 15, 1916.  At the age of five years, he moved with his parents to Crawford Co.,

Ill. where they resided until 1856 when they moved to Kansas.

In 1860 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. Faubion, who departed this life at Clearfield Iowa, Jan. 23, 1890. To this union were born seven children, as follows: James L., Clearfield, Iowa; David W., Edgar, Neb.; Francis I.

Douglass, who preceded her father in death three years; Marian E. Hogue, Cadams, Neb.; H, A. and Charles F. of Lenox, Iowa and J. H. of Edgar, Neb.

Since the death of his wife, Mr. Ethington has made his home with his children, all of those living being present at the funeral.  At the age of 21 years he united with the Missionary Baptist church.

The body of the deceased was brought to Lenox where funeral services were held Saturday, June 17 at, 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. N. R, Miles., Burial was made in the. Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 22, 1916

Gates, Robert Frances -

A short funeral service over the remains of little Robert Frances, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Gates, was held at the church at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Interment in the cemetery nearby. Mrs Gates is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hood. They have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood .-Stringtown

Items in Adams County Free Press.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 11, 1916

Godwyn, Philip Joy –

The death of Phil Godwyn marks the passing of another Lenox pioneer. When he and his bride came to Lenox they found but a few shacks scattered over a

level and swampy stretch of dreary prairie. He lived here until he saw a little burg of more than thirteen hundred people, all business houses built of brick, a fine $30,000school house, electric lights and a water system; six churches, a beautiful park covering four acres of land and miles of cement walks.  Mr. Godwyn not only witnessed this development but was one of the moving spirits in the work. One of Mr. Godwyn's fads was tree planting. He had a genuine affection for growing trees and with his own hand planted many trees that now spread a generous shade in the torrid heat of summer and  prove a great protection in winter's icy blasts. In later years Mr. Godwyn, with justifiable pride, oftentimes pointed to great trees which he planted when the town was young.  He helped to plan the park and assisted in the

planting of the trees. He lived to see it one of the most beautiful little parks in all Iowa. In settling controversies relative to events and dates in the town's

history Mr. Godwyu was frequently appealed to and his word was accepted without question as his memory was unfailing in its accuracy.  He could have written a history of Lenox, from 1872 down to the present time, depending on

memory alone, and few inaccuracies could have been found in such a work.

It was fated that this old pioneer should spend the last two years of his life in sunny California.  There with his son and daughter he enjoyed his last days raising poultry, tending his garden and fruits, reading his books and daily papers and visiting with his near neighbors.  While he was delighted with his western home and, had no thought of ever moving back to Iowa he wished to be brought back to the old home town when life’s cares were over and to find a last resting place amid the old scenes and beside his beloved wife the memory of whom was ever sacred to him.  His life work is over but in memory he will remain for a generation among the people with whom he lived and labored.

Philip Joy Godwyn was born at Monmouth, England, August 29, 1846 and died at Inglewood, California, August 9, 1916. He came to this country when quite young.  On January 24, 1872, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Simpson of Horseheads, New York.  Mr and Mrs Godwyn moved to Lenox, Iowa in 1872.  They witnessed the growth of the town since its very beginning, being one of the first families to settle there.  To them were born three children; Arthur C, Eva C and La Monde C, all of whom survive their parents.  Mrs Godwyn died July 11, 1899.  Mr Godwyn and Eva moved to Inglewood, California where they and La Monde made their home, Arthur remaining in Iowa.  For some months past Mr Godwyn had suffered more or less from indigestion which on the morning of August 9th, caused his death.  Mr Godwyn’s remains were brought back to Iowa by his son, La Monde, Eva remaining in California. 

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ, on Monday, August 11, conducted by the pastor F C McCallon.  Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.  L B Wilson, J C Scroggs, John Wurster Sr., W G Griffin, I Shafer and John Madden acted as pallbearers.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, August 17, 1916

Grim, Elizabeth Fence –

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs Elizabeth Grim who passed at an early this morning.  Mrs Grim was past 86 years of age and had been ill since last January.  Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 pm.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 18, 1916

Grim, Elizabeth Fence –

Mrs Elizabeth Grim passed away at her home in Lenox, Iowa May 17, 1916 at the age of 86 years..  She had suffered pain for the past five months, though never complained.

Mrs Grimm was born in Lone Pine, Washington county, Penn.  She was the daughter of Zebulin and Catherine Fence.  Was married to Alfred Grimm, August 25, 1849.  To the union were born ten children—three sons and seven daughters. All grew to womanhood and manhood and all are living except three. 

Mrs Grim  united with the Christian church at the age of fourteen and spent her life in the service of the Lord.  She was quiet and unassuming in her manner,  always kind and charitable and with a loving word for all.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 25, 1916

Hardin, Ella Duglas Ballantyne –

Ella Duglas Ballantyne was born at Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., Iowa,  November 19, 1873 and died July 5, 1916, aged 42 years, 7 months and 16 days.

She married at her home in Adams county to Roscoe James Hardin February 14, 1895.  She moved from Adams county to Grove Center, Taylor Co. in the spring of 1912, at which place she died.

Of this marriage four children were born.  The youngest died August 22, 1914.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and three children, Arthur, Helen and Lena, a father, mother,1 sister and 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. 

At the age of 15 years she joined the Presbyterian church at Corning, Iowa.  In November 1914, she, with her husband and children, put her membership in with the Christian church, Blue Grove of which church she continued and earnest and active member until her death.

From February she knew she could not live long. Notwithstanding this, she went forward cheerfully and bore her pain bravely which became very severe. On the morning of the 5th she passed away.

Funeral services were held last Thursday at Blue Grove church, C. Shaw officiating and she was laid to rest in the Walnut Grove cemetery, Corning, Iowa. [poem]

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 13, 1916

Humphrey, Margaret J. Noland Shimer –

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mrs. Margaret J. Humphrey at the home of John Shimer, two miles east of Lenox.  Mrs. Humphrey had been ailing for the past year. She was past 84 years of age. Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ, Saturday at 2;00 pm, conducted by Rev F C McCallon. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 7, 1916

Humphrey, Margaret J. Noland Shimer –

Margaret J. Noland was born December 16, 1932 in Madison county, Indiana,  and died near Lenox, Iowa September 7, 1916 aged 83 years, 8 months and 21 days. 

In 1854 she was united in marriage with Clark Shimer, six children being born to this union, all of whom are still living except the oldest son, Arlando who died in 1873.  Those living are Albert, Clearfield, Iowa; Marion, Daleville, Indiana; Mrs George Gold, Sharpsburg, Iowa; Mrs W O Cartwright, Anderson, Indiana;  John H, Lenox, Iowa.

The husband of the deceased died in 1866 and in 1880 she was united in marriage to John H Humphrey.  In 1887, they moved to Fairfax, Mo.  The deceased was again left a widow in 1893 since which time she has made her home with her son, John Shimer. 

The step children are A B Ayo, Skidmore, Mo.; Sanford Brounenbury, Middleton, Indiana;  Frank and Josiah Humphrey, Conway; Amos Humphrey, Lenox, Iowa.

The deceased united with the Church of Christ in 1868.

Funeral services  were held from the Church of Christ, Lenox, Ia., Saturday September 9, conducted by the pastor, Rev F C McCallon.  Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 14, 1916

Lambley, Elnora –

This community [Conway] was saddened by the death of Mrs. Thos Lambley, which occurred at the Unity hospital, in Creston, last Friday. The funeral which was held at the M. E. church in Con way was one of the largest ever held here. Mrs. Lambley has resided near Conway since she was three years old, being

51 years old at her death. She was a most beloved Christian woman.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 1, 1916

Leno, Mary –

Mrs Martin Leno, one of the oldest residents northeast of Lenox, passed away Tuesday night.  Funeral services will be held today at Stringtown, and burial  be made in the cemetery at that place.  Mrs Leno was nearly 76 years of age and had lived in Adams county for nearly half a century.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 14, 1916

Morgan, Ella –

Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Dan Morgan were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Kent Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.  The casket was open at the McGregor Chapel in Creston from 8:30 to 9 o’clock Sunday morning for the friends to view the remains.  Burial took place at Morgan cemetery southwest of Creston.

Mrs Morgan passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ula Wise, at Bason, Wyoming July 19.  She was an old resident of Creston, having only recently gone west.  Her husband, Dan Morgan, passed away in Fremont Neb. in 1905.  Deceased was the mother of nine children, Dan of Creston, Melvin of Kent, Frank of Clearfield, Molly Carl of Bozeman, Mont., Jennie Shroyer of Lodi, Cal., Stella Snider of Creston, Iowa, Della Holtz of Nebro, Wyoming, Ula Wise and Hab Morgan of Bason, Wyomng. 

Mrs Morgan was a very highly esteemed woman.  She was a woman who always showed a close devotion to her husband and children, and was faithful to her Maker.  Her death has saddened hundreds of hearts besides the immediate family and other relatives.—Creston News Advertiser

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 27, 1916

O’Grady, Mary -

Funeral rites of Mrs. Mary O'Grady, .who died at her home near Conway, Monday night, July 17th, was held from St. Patrick's church, Lenox, yesterday

morning at 10 o'clock. The service was conducted by Father Sullivan. Mass was said by Rev Father Rinahan, nephew of the deceased.  Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.  The deceased was about 75 years of age and had made her home of 38 years on the farm where she died.  She was a widow, her husband having died 28 years ago. Three children survive the mother –William, Richard, and Mary, all of Conway.  Among the relatives from a distance who were present at the funeral were: Mr and Mrs D O’Grady, Mrs Joe O’Donnell, Ray and Ella O’Grady, Mr John Mahoney, Miss Maggie Dugan of Maryville, Leo and Ted McDonald of St Joseph, Frank Conway of Fairbanks, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 20, 1916

Rhodenbaugh, Isabel M. Runyan –

Isabel M Runyan was born in Milroy, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania  October 23, 1852 and died in her home after a lingering illness June 11, 1916, aged 63 years, 7 months and 18 days.  The first thirteen years of her life was spent in her native state, the second period of 27 years in Illinois, in Warren county, near Monmouth, the last period in Iowa in Taylor county, her home at the time of her death being in Lenox.

Her father, Thomas B. Runyan died March 24, 1905 and her  mother in February 1892.  She was married Sept. 11, 1907 to E E  Rhodenbaugh by whom she is survived as well as by brother, Henry Runyan and her sisters Mrs. Chas. Warner and Mrs. L. R. Barnes, who all live in Lenox.

In early years she made a profession of her faith in Christ, and in that faith she lived and died in the hope of meeting her loved ones in the heavenly home in the mansion beyond the skies. 

The quiet house funeral Tuesday at 2:30 pm was conducted by Rev A L Davidson.  The text as 1 Peter 1, 3-5, and the theme “The Blessed Hope of the Heavenly Inheritance”.  Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.  Mrs Walters and Mrs Mohler of Dixon, Illinois, nieces of Mrs Rhodenbaugh were at the funeral and with Mrs Rhodenbaugh during the last days of her illness.  Their presence was very much appreciated as well as the kindness and sympathy of other friends in the hours of deep affliction.  The friends sorrow not as those who have no hope.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 15, 1916

Roberts, Josephus -

Josephus Roberts was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Nov. 16, 1824 and died in Lenox, la., September 1st, 1916, aged 91years, 9 months and 15 days. He married Adaline Baker, Nov. 19, 1846, and to their union ten children were born six of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Joe Eliot, Mrs. Walter Butler, Mrs. D. A. Riggs, Britton A. Roberts, Joseph L. Roberts and William Roberts. Adelia and Charles Roberts, Mrs. J. W. Jones and Mrs. J. L. Bonar preceded their father in death.  Mrs. Roberts died April 17th, 1895. There are 27 grand-children and 27 great grandchildren.

Mr. Roberts, with his family, moved from West Virginia to Henry county, Iowa, in 1851 and three years later to Platte township, Union county, in or near

which he lived the remainder of his long life.

He served in the Civil War from 1862 to the end of the war in Co. H, 29th Iowa. It was at his request that his casket was draped with the flag. In 1857 he united with the Methodist church at Grove school house and has been a faithful member for 59 years.

There were but few settlers in Platte township when Mr. Roberts settled there. Like other pioneers, the family lived in a log house of two rooms with attic overhead. Mr. Roberts served three years in the army during the civil war, leaving his home, his wife and six children, in answer to his country's call.

Since the death of his wife, Mr Roberts made his home, most of the time, with his daughter, Mrs. Butler. Funeral services were held in Grove Chapel church, of which the deceased had been a member for nearly sixty years, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. A. Morgan. The pall  bearers were members of the Kent G. A. R. organization, of which the deceased was also a member. There were six honorary pall bearers from Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 7, 1916

Scroggs, Mary Anna Brinmer -

Mary Anna Brinmer was born in Washington county, Penn., March 3, I834 and died at Hutchison, Kan., July1, 19I6. Married Samuel G. Scroggs in June, 1853.  The surviving children are: Mrs. Helen Robinson, of Fairlands,  Indiana; James P., of Lenox, la.; Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, of Hutchison, Kan. , Mrs. Anna George, of Kansas City, Miss Margaret Scroggs, Hutchison, and Mrs Cora Seber of Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mr and Mrs Scroggs moved to Illinois in 1856 and to Hutchison, Kansas in 1893, where they spent the remainder of their lives.  Mr Scroggs died in 1898.  She was a member of the church from girlhood, having been a member of the Methodist church for many years. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5 at Hutchison, Kan. conducted by her pastor Rev D C Abel and a short service was held from the home of Dr. J P Scroggs, Lenox, Iowa, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev Walter A Morgan.  Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 6, 1916

Stoner, Henry Augusta –

Henry Augusta Stoner died Thursday forenoon, August 17, 1916, at his home three miles north of Lenox. Mr. Stoner was born in Peoria, Ill., September1, 1851.  He was married to Jane Fisher Cameron on December 30, 1874 and  moved to Lenox in 1880. To this union were born eleven children all of whom are living except for two who died in infancy.  The children living are Mrs Fern Van Houten, Mansfield, Washington; Mrs Flora Francis, Kent, Iowa; Mrs Carrie Butler, Lenox, Harry D, Lenox; Clyde G, Des Moines; Perry C, Lenox; Bessie Wells, Lewistown, Montana; Lester D., Lenox; and Dale T of Lenox.  All were present at the funeral except Mrs Van Houten.

Mr Stoner was a member of the Presbyterian church and highly respected by the entire community.  Funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev Miles, at the home Saturday forenoon, and the body was laid to rest in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday August 24, 1916

Swanson, Anna Lena Anderson –

Mrs Anna Lena Anderson was born in Kronaberg Lane, Sweden July 12, 1840.  She came to this county in 1869 and lived with her sister who resided in Illinois until her marriage to Benjamin Swanson September 5, 1870, who mourns her death.  In 1881 they moved to Taylor county, living west of Bedford, until they moved to their present home 15 years ago.  There came to bless their home 4 children—two boys and two girls, all of whom are living.   They are: Mrs Carrie Underwood of Sharpsburg, Mrs Ida Hoops of Marcus, Amos and Elmer who reside on the home place.

Mrs Swanson was a woman of noble and earnest Christian character, a person loved and honored by all whose privilege it was to know her, and one with whom it was a delight to talk.  From childhood she was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church and after coming to this county she united with the Presbyterian church and has been a loyal and faithful member of that church for thirty years.  At the time of her decease she was a member of the Sharpsburg Presbyterian church.

Her absence in the home will be keenly felt, for she was a home loving person, faithful  wife and devoted mother.  The Bible was her constant friend and companion and no one could talk to her long without being impressed with the fact that she was very familiar with its Divine truths and promises.   After a lingering illness she fell asleep and entered into Life Eternal, aged 75 years, 11 months and 14 days.  The funeral services were conducted from the late home by Rev McClelland of the Sharpsburg church.  Interment took place at Gravity.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 29, 1916

Woodburn, William –

Col. William Woodburn, who was nearly 90 years of age died at the home of his nephew, John Hanna of Gravity, last week of ailments incident to old age.  The deceased owned a farm of 240 acres in Grove township, 200 acres of which he secured by patent in 1856 and 40 acres he later purchased.  He never married.  The only relatives in this section are two nephews, John and William Hanna of Gravity, Mrs [?] and Mrs Blair, residing near Sharpsburg.  He had made two wills, one dated October 29 [?] in which he bequeathed one fourth of his estate to each of his brothers,  Alexander and Hugh Woodburn, and his two sisters, Margaret Belle and Sarah Hanna, but a year ago the relatives in the county sought to have a guardian appointed for the old gentleman, and that offended him so in his will executed February 1916, he cut out the heirs in Taylor county, and bequeathed  the estate in twenty-seven parts to heirs in Ohio.  This will probably mean [?ing] court trial and when they are through the lawyers and courts will get most of it.  Will be [?] “jack pot” to divide. –Adams County Free Press

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 13, 1916

Woosley, Evlin June –

Evlin June Woosley was born June 8, 1916 and died August 23, 1916, aged 2 months and 18 days. She leaves to mourn her death her father, mother, three brothers and one sister.  Funeral services were held Sunday, August 24 at 3 pm at the Presbyterian church in Lenox, conducted by Rev Brehune of Prairie Star Church, of which her parents are members.  Music was furnished by the quartette of Kent.  The body was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursay September 7, 1916

Wright, Jennie Moyle –

From the Canon City (Colo.) Record we glean the news of the death of Mrs. Frank C. Wright. Mrs. Wright's maiden name was Jennie Moyle. She was the step-daughter of Mrs. Ida Moyle, of Lenox, and a half sister of Blain and Bud

Moyle. Mrs. Wright was born in Johnson county, this state in I860 and later made her home near Lenox. From here she went to Lamar, Colo, in 1891

making that place her home until 1898 when the family moved to Canon City. Mrs. Wright was a member of the United Presbyterian church in Canon City. The husband, one daughter, Lillian, now Mrs. Kissinger, and two brothers, Frank and W. C. Moyle all of Canon City, Mrs. Ida Moyle, Blain and Bud Moyle mourn the death of wife, mother, sister and daughter.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, July 20, 1916