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John Smith Paugh 1863-1945


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/31/2013 at 01:31:35

Death at Cooper to John Paugh, 82
John Paugh, 82, who had been an invalid for many years and bedfast for the last two years, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, at about 8 o’clock, at his home in Cooper.

Mr. Paugh lived in the Jefferson vicinity on farms for about 15 years, going then to the town of Cooper, where he had lived for 12 or 14 years. His home before coming to Greene county was at Ringsted.

The funeral service has been set for Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, at Slininger’s, with additional services and burial Sunday at Ringsted. The Rev. E.L. Marousek will have charge of the rites here.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Brown of Wilcox, Ariz., Mrs. John Schilling of Jefferson and Mrs. Lee Moore of Ringsted; a son, John Paugh Jr. of Cooper, and a brother, Odus Paugh of Ringsted. (Jefferson Herald, Jefferson, IA, December 6, 1945)

John Paugh, 82, Burial Saturday at Ringsted
John Smith Paugh, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at his home in Cooper, and was buried Sunday following funeral services at Jefferson and Ringsted Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Jefferson service was at 3 p.m. at the Slininger funeral chapel, in charge of the Rev. E.L. Marousek of the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Darwin P. Moore, accompanied by Joyce Rhoads sang, “Crossing the Bar,” “Abide with Me” and “Nearer My God to Thee.”

At Ringsted the Presbyterian minister, the Rev. W.O. Harper, officiated, and the same hymns were sung by the Rev. Mr. Harper and Mrs. Joe Oakes Jr., accompanied by Mrs. Forrest Christensen. Interment was in the High Lake cemetery there, with the pallbearers including Joe Oakes, John Welch, James Welch, W.L. LeMaster, John Bosold and Marinus Paulson.

Mr. Paugh was the son of John and Mary Paugh and was born July 29, 1863, in Upshur county, West Va., one of a family of six boys and four girls. In 1881 when he was 18, he came from West Virginia to Sherry in Des Moines county to life with his uncle Billy. From Des Moines county, he moved to Mahaska county for a short time and then to Jack Creek township in 1895.

April 12, 1902, he and Mary Liljenberg were married at Hoprig and to them were born six children, of whom two died in infancy. They started farming four miles west of Ringsted until the spring of 1909, when they moved to a farm near Paton. For the next 16 years, Greene county was their home, the first eight near Paton and the remaining eight near Jefferson.

From Jefferson they moved to Iowa City, where they lived for a few months before returning to a farm near Ringsted.

In 1933, he and his wife again came to Greene county, moving to Cooper, and this has remained his home during his failing years. For the last 18 months he has been confined to his wheel chair and the last year and a half has been bedfast.

He leaves his wife and the children, Frances Irene Brown of Wilcox, Ariz.; Helen, Josephine Schilling of Jeffereson; Dorothy Grace Moore of Graettinger and John William at home; 11 grandchildren and one brother Odus, of Ringsted. (Jefferson Bee, Jefferson, IA, December 11, 1945)


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