Schwartz notes
(submitted by: Joan Nisley
From An Abstracted Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiled by Pat O'Dell lists:  Ross or W. R. Schwartz, son of John W., age 27,
died Cedar Bluff, murdered by Mrs. Mary Kirk, interred Shenandoah, SP 24 October 1911 (not found), SP 20 October 1911, SP 17 October 1911
(Shenandoah Sentinel Post, Shenandoah, Iowa).

Shenandoah Sentinel Post dated Tuesday, 17 October 1911:

"W. R. Schwartz killed in Council Bluffs. Shot by Mrs. Mary Kirk at Ogden Hotel--She Claims that Shot was Self-Inflicted."

"W. R. Schwartz, son of J. W. Schwartz of this city, was killed about 5 o'clock last evening at the Ogden hotel in Council Bluffs, supposedly by
Mrs. Mary Kirk, a woman from Avoca. She gave the alarm herself just after the shot was heard and when the matron of the hotel reached the
room she found the young man on the floor, bleeding, and the revolver under his body. He was shot through the temple. No powder marks were
found, as would be the case if he had shot himself. The woman was arrested and the inquest is being held today."

"Schwartz was twenty-seven years old and married, but had not been living with his wife recently. He had been employed in the paving work
of Hamilton and Schwartz at Red Oak, but left there Saturday night."

"The body will probably be brought to Shenandoah this evening. William Kemp went to Council Bluffs to take charge of the affairs in behalf of
the parents here, who are prostrated with grief."

Shenandoah Sentinel Post dated 20 October 1911:

"The Remains of Ross Schwartz Laid to Rest"

"The funeral of Ross Schwartz was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Schwartz yesterday at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Price of
Council Bluffs, who was assisted by Rev. Mitchell of the Baptist church in this city. It was largely attended by sympathizing friends of the
family and was one of the saddest and most pathetic funerals held in the city for a long time."

"Mrs. Cogley, Miss Blanche Alden and Messrs. H. I. Foskett and Harry O. Day furnished the vocal music for the sad occasion."

"The funeral was largely attended by the many friends of the family in the city and several strangers from different cities where Mr. Schwartz
has done contract work were present."

"Mr. and Mrs. John W. Schwartz are held in high regard by all Shenandoah people and no man in this city stands for good and pure
society more strenuously than does J. W. Schwartz, father of the deceased."

"Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz have the united sympathy of the people of Shenandoah in their sad hours of bereavement."

"The address made by Elder Price was one that touched the hearts of all who heard it, particularly the parents and brother and sisters of the
deceased, and Mr. Schwartz tells us he wishes that every young man in Shenandoah might have heard it."



An Abstracted Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiled by Pat O'Dell lists: Daniel Schwartz, 80, of near Galesburg, Illinois,
visiting son J. W. Schwartz in Shenandoah World 09 October 1900

Shenandoah World, Tuesday, 9 October 1900: "J. W. Schwartz was most happily surprised this morning by the arrival of his father, Daniel
Schwartz, from near Galesburg, Ill. J. W. was at his old home last year and urgently persuaded his father to visit here but had little hopes
that such would be his joy. Mr. Schwartz was here ten years ago. Though he will be 81 years old this month still he is very spry and


An Abstracted newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiled by Pat O'Dell lists: Schwartz, John's father, 85, died in Galesburg Page CountyDemocrat 9 June 1904

Page County Democrat, Clarinda, Iowa, Thursday, 9 June 1904: "John Schwartz of Shenandoah, who is interested in the paving work in this city was
called to Galesburg Saturday by the death of his aged father, who was eighty-give years old."


An Abstracted Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiledby Pat O'Dell lists: Nettie Schwartz wed Nelson McCurdy Page County
 Democrat 15 January 1904.

Page County Democrat dated 14 Jan 1904:

"Marriage licenses have been issued to Melvin McCurdy and Nettie Schwartz; J. W. Sellards and Lena Plank; Rich- Nothewehr and Anna Sunderman;
Jno. W. Butts and Eva Elder."

NOTE: the name is Nelson McCurdy in the index and Melvin in the article--also dated 15 Jan 1904 in abstract and 14 Jan 1904 in the article.


An Abstracted Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiled by Pat O'Dell lists: Mabel Chester, age 28, wed L. A. McClanahan, age
28, Clarinda Herald 14 January 1909.

I did not order this film yet but obviously from the suicide article, Mabel Chester and Luther McClanahan never married--that is why he
committed suicide--her parents would not allow the marriage to take place. It probably was an application for a marriage license and you
might want to change "wed" to "to wed".