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[ANDERSON, LESLIE, 1887 – 1911]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911
BLOCKTON – Leslie A. Anderson died at the home of his parents George Anderson's in Blockton Friday evening about nine o'clock of tuberculosis. Funeral services were held at the house Saturday at 3 P. M. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. Deceased has been in poor health and gradually growing worse for two years. He leaves his father, mother, three sisters and one brother to mourn the loss of his death.

[ANDERSON, LESLIE, 1887 – 1911]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1911
BLOCKTON – Death claimed one of our young men since our last report. Leslie Anderson, youngest son of George Anderson, died at his home Friday, July 7, and funeral was held the 8th at 3 p. m. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1911
Ransford B. Baker was born in Windham county, Connecticut, Jan. 19, 1840, where he grew to manhood on a farm; died at his home near Clearfield, Nov. 25, 1911. He enlisted in the Union army as a private in Company G, 22 Reg. Conn. Volunteer Infantry where he served about three years when he was honorably discharged.
In the spring of 1867 he came with his brother Henry to Taylor county, Ia., where he has since resided. Married to Charlotte Harris, March 20, 1872. To them were born nine children—Frank D. [ennis], Edward R., Eunice A. [nn], Horace K., Olive M. [ary], Ralph H., Anna, Almina and Lew Grant, who died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and eight children, his aged mother, four brothers, six sisters and twelve grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends. He was a kind and loving husband and father. He will be greatly missed in the home that is so sad and lonely without him.
The funeral was held in the home Tuesday A. M. conducted by the pastor of the Church of Christ. The text was, "There is but a step between me and death"-1 Sam. 20: 3. The day was cold but a large crowed was present. All the children were present.
Mr. Baker will be missed not only in his home but by all his neighbors who have nothing but good to say of him. Being one of the oldest settlers of this country, he was well known and had a host of friends.
He was laid to rest in the Clearfield cemetery Tuesday noon, there to wait the resurrection call.                    J. L. Irvin.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1911
Messrs. Zed Beamer Sr., Zed Beamer Jr. and Geo. Beamer of Clearfield were in this city Saturday and took home for burial the remains of their father who died in the hospital.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 9, 1911
R. M. Beamer Dead.
On Saturday evening at the Clarinda Hospital occurred the death of Reuben M. Beamer, an old resident of this place. For many years he was a farmer and stock buyer here and did a large business. Financial reverses came, culminating when the Farmer's State Bank failed. Since that time Mr. Beamer lived quietly in town but about two years since his mind showed weakness and he was for some time in the Clarinda Hospital. In the summer of 1910 he was brought home, but more recently it was felt best to again commit him to the Hospital. His death removed another veteran of the Civil War. – Clearfield Enterprise.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911
Mrs. William Bock – Mrs. Anna Bock, wife of William Bock, died at her home in this city Saturday, October 14, after several years of failing health. Funeral services were held Monday in the First Methodist Episcopal church, the sermon being preached by Rev. W. B. Thompson, the pastor. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. She was 45 years of age.
Anna Miller was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1866. Her marriage to William Bock took place September 22, 1892. About ten years ago they came to Iowa, making their home at Battle Creek, Ida county. After a brief time there they removed to Sioux City and came to Bedford in September 1910. For several years she had been in frail condition physically but had been patient and happy in the midst of her sufferings. In girlhood she became a Christian and was active in church work, serving as a Sabbath school teacher and as an officer in the Woman's Foreign Missionary society.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911
Obituary - Mrs. Anna Bock, whose maiden name was Miller, was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1866, and died at Bedford, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 14, 1911. On the 22d of September 1892, she was married to Wm. Bock in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. About ten years since with her husband she moved to Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa. After a brief time they moved to Sioux City and from thence to Bedford in September 1910.
In girlhood she became a Christian. She was active in church work, serving as a Sunday school teacher and as an officer in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. For several years she has been in frail health but has been patient and happy in the midst of her sufferings. Death had no terror for her, and her end was peaceful and full of hope. The funeral was held Monday, Oct. 16th, at the Methodist Church. The sermon was by Rev. Wm. B. Thompson and interment was in Fairview cemetery.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Bedford Free Press, October 19, 1911.]

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1911
CLEARFIELD – The remains of R. M. Bramer were brought to Clearfield today from Clarinda. Mr. Bramer was an old soldier. The funeral will be held Wednesday.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
Lenox Physician Dead. Dr. M. F. Brown Passes Away After Long Illness.
LENOX – Dr. M. F. Brown, who had been a medical practitioner here for nearly thirty years, died Thursday night and funeral services were held Sunday. He was 61 years of age. Dr. Brown's health had been failing for more than a year. He leaves a wife, two daughters and one son.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1911
Dr. Brown Passes Away
Last Thursday evening Dr. M. [illard] F. [ilmore] Brown, after a lingering illness of many months, passed away. Dr. Brown had been in failing health for some time but through an indomitable will kept busy with his large practice, not getting the rest that a man in the best of health requires. Last summer the doctor was compelled to give up his regular practice on account of the state of his health. He had spent some time at the Springs in the hope of being benefitted but the result was disappointing. Later on specialists were consulted and the skill of the best physicians employed but all to no avail as the doctor grew weaker, as time went on, and the vital spark was extinguished last Thursday evening. A particularly sad feature in the doctor's home is the illness of the wife, now a widow, who has been confined to her bed a greater part of the time for many years and at the time of her husband's death was very ill.
Dr. Brown was one of the early residents of the town of Lenox. He was a man of education, excellent judgment and possessed a superior order of intelligence. No one could converse with the doctor and not be impressed by his pleasing personality and breadth of mind. He was one of the strong, capable, willing characters that is closely interwoven with the history and development of the town of which he was so long a resident. His body was as vigorous as his mind but his skill as a physician and surgeon gained for him a practice so extensive and exacting that he was compelled to overtax his strength to care for business. In the death of Dr. Brown Lenox has lost one of her most valued and prominent citizens. The people have lost a friend considered socially or professionally. – Lenox Time Table.

Garnett Evening News (Garnett, Kansas), Saturday, May 20, 1911
Neil Buchanan Called Home
Death Claims Oldest Child of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Buchanan
Neil Buchanan, son of LeRoy Buchanan and wife, living four miles northeast of Lone Elm, died yesterday morning about 11 o'clock. Neil was an exceptionally bright boy but was unfortunate in being a cripple having never been able to walk during the eleven years of his life. This affliction, however, seemed only to tighten the bonds of affection and his death comes as a sad blow to his parents.
He had been seriously ill for several weeks, suffering greatly till death came to his release. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow and interment will be in Lone Elm cemetery.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1911
Word received here Monday from Lone Elm, Kas., announces the death of Neal Weiser Buchanan, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Buchanan, aged 11 years and 21 days. Interment was made at the Lone Elm cemetery. Mrs. Mayme Bishop left here Saturday to attend the funeral.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1911
Neil Buchanan – The following is from the Kincaid, Kan., Dispatch [and] relates to a boy born in Bedford, April 28, 1900:
Neil, beloved son of R. [oy[ D. [illoway] Buchanan and wife, died at his home in Lone Elm township, Friday, May 19, 1911, aged 11 years and 21 days.
Neil had been an invalid since about six months of age when he had a severe sick spell which affected his spine. He was an uncommonly bright and lovable child, and his death is a sad blow to his parents and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Lone Elm, Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m. conducted by Rev. Van Buskirk, the pastor, and interment was made in the Lone Elm cemetery.
Those left bereaved have the sympathy of the community for their sad and irreparable loss.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1911
Neil, the only son of Roy Buchanan and wife passed from this life May 19th at the age of eleven years and twenty-one days. He had been a great sufferer most of his life, but no one ever heard a murmur from him. He was so patient, loving and sweet everyone knew him only to love him. He was an uncommonly bright child and made friends wherever he went. Why one so dear was taken we cannot tell but God knoweth all things best. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church last Sunday and attended by a large crowd of sympathetic friends and was conducted by Rev. Van Buskirk. Neil was laid to rest in the Lone Elm cemetery in a bed of many beautiful flowers. The community extends their heart felt sympathy to the heart broken parents and relatives. – Kincaid Kans. Dispatch.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 23, 1911
Miss Aletha Carpenter, colored, daughter of Mrs. Wood Robinson of this city, died at the hospital in Kansas City after an illness of several weeks. The young lady has resided in Bedford for a number of years and has many friends here among her associates, all of whom will learn of her death with deepest regret. We understand that she was buried at Kansas City.

Nickerson Argosy (Nickerson, Kansas), Thursday, May 11, 1911
The little babe which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cooper one day last week, passed away after a short period of five days. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1911
Word was received here Wednesday announcing the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper of Nickerson, Kas. The mother will be remembered here as Miss Minnie McMillen and her friends here will regret to learn of her sad loss.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1911
J. D. [William] Cunning died at his home in Clarinda Friday of last week, after suffering from a stroke of paralysis and was buried Sunday, July 16. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Meredith of this place attended the funeral.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1911
Clarinda Herald: William Cunning was born January 2, 1843, in Indiana, and died in Clarinda, Iowa, July 14, 1911. When he was a boy, the family moved to Page county and settled on a farm east of Clarinda, where he was reared. William united with the Christian church at the age of eighteen and has been a faithful and consistent Christian in the larger sense to which that word is applied.
In 1864 he enlisted in Co. K, 4th Iowa volunteers and saw a year and a half's service in the Civil War. Returning to this locality he was married in 1866 to Elizabeth Good. To this union, were born eleven children of whom eight are now living. They are Frances, wife of Geo. McKinley, of this city; Retta, wife of R. F. Miller, of St. Louis; Maggie, wife of J. M. Meredith, of Bedford; Ira, of Mitchell, S. D.; Harry, of near Ladoga; Will, of Shenandoah; Grace and Myrtle, of this city.
In 1873 the family moved to McPherson county, Kansas, and after living there twelve years, returned to this county. About twelve years ago they left the farm and went to Bedford, where with the exception of a short time spent in Shenandoah, they lived till last August when the family moved to Clarinda and are now living here.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at four o'clock from the Christian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Pennock. Music was furnished by a double quartet from the Christian church choir. Mr. Cunning was a member of the local organization of the G. A. R. and there was a goodly turnout of the members of Warren Post. Ritualistic services were conducted by them at the grave. Mr. Cunning is survived by his faithful wife, by the children above mentioned and by sixteen grandchildren.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1911
Mrs. W. B. Cobb, who had been at Savannah attending the funeral of her uncle, C. [harles] M. [aclin] Daley, returned home Friday.
[Note: The last name is spelled Daily on his Missouri State Death Certificate.]

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911
Pearl Darnell's Father Dead.
Word has been received here of the death of J. A. Darnell at his home in Winterset, Iowa on June 2. The deceased was the father of Miss Pearl Darnell, who made her home at the F. E. Webb home in this city and taught music. She was active in choir work at the M. E. church also. Mr. Darnell has been suffering for some time with a disease similar to Bright's disease. He was prominent in G. A. R. and Masonic circles. Miss Darnell has the sympathy of her many Bedford friends in her bereavement.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1911
SIAM – Last Thursday occurred the death of H. [enry] C. [lay] Davison, who resided about five miles southwest of here. He had been in very poor health for some time past and has suffered a good deal of the time until death relieved him. Mr. Davison has lived here all his life and everyone he met was his friend. He was genial in disposition, always having a word of cheer for all; a good neighbor, a good citizen, kind to his family and will be missed in the community in which he has so long resided. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove church Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m. The attendance was very large. The remains were laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
Geo. Drennan Drops Dead
The Creston Advertiser on Friday had the following which will be sad news to many in Bedford:
Geo. Drennan, who for the past three and a half years has been employed in the capacity of night clerk at the Summit hotel, dropped dead about 4:30 o'clock this morning while on duty. He was busy balancing up his books for the night when he was stricken and fell from his chair. His lifeless form was found by one of the bell boys. Mr. Drennan had been in poor health for several months, but he was to be seen at his post every night just the same. His poor health dates back to a railroad accident in Michigan in which he lost an arm and was otherwise quite badly hurt. The injury that has given him the most trouble was a rupture. He had suffered everything from this. However, he was seldom heard to complain but instead was always cheery and in the brightest of spirits.
Even though he had not been in Creston many years, few Creston men commanded a larger friendship than he. The news of his sudden and unexpected death went out over the city this morning bringing regret to all who knew him. As a man and a friend he can be spoken most highly of. In the long line of clerks that the Summit House has had since it was established, none have ever been thought more of as a man and a good servant than Mr. Drennan and the management of this hotel loses an excellent employe by his death.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1911
Mrs. J. R. Crum was called to Ashland, Ill., Monday, by the death of her sister, Mrs. Edwards.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1911
Mrs. J. R. Crum returned from Ashland, Ill., Tuesday, after attending the funeral of her sister.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1911
GRAVITY – W. [illiam] T. [homas] Estle, living north of town, died at his home Saturday evening, after one week's illness of typhoid pneumonia. A short funeral service was held at the home Monday morning, after which the body was taken to Des Moines, where it was laid to rest.

Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, May 20, 1911
Corning friends were indeed sorry to learn of the death of William Estle, Saturday, at his home near Gravity. He had an attack of pneumonia which resulted in death Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A short service was held at the home Monday morning at 9 o'clock after which the remains were shipped to his old home at Minburn, where the funeral was held at the home of his parents. He was aged 28 years. He was married to Miss Luella Lowrey December 28, 1908. One son was born to them. Mrs. Lowrey, mother of Mrs. Estle and Mrs. Clem Smith both of this city, attended the funeral.

Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, May 24, 1911
Returned Home – Mrs. G. W. Willett and baby daughter returned to their home in Albia Monday. Mrs. Willett was called here on account of the death of her brother-in-law, Wm. Estle, near Gravity. Mr. Estle had pneumonia and passed away about 4 o'clock Saturday, May 13th. A short service was held at the home Monday, May 15th, at 9 o'clock and the body was shipped to Minburn, where services were held at the home of Mr. Estle's parents and interment was made in that city. Mr. Estle was 28 years of age. He was married to Miss Luella Lowrey December 28, 1908 and to this union one son was born. Many friends sympathize with the bereaved relatives.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1911
Robert Percy Fitzgerald – The following from the Villisca Review will be of interest to many in Bedford as the young man referred to is well known here in the town where he was born and where he and his parents lived for many years:
The death of Robert Percy Fitzgerald occurred very suddenly in the passenger depot at Pacific Junction, Iowa, Sunday evening March 26, 1911, at about 9:50 o'clock. Death is stated to have been caused by epilepsy. Mr. Fitzgerald was the son of R. W. Fitzgerald and a brother of Mrs. E. N. Meyers, both of Villisca and was well known here. It seems that he was on his way home from Frances, Oklahoma, where he had lately been employed as a brakeman on the San Francisco road and had gone into the passenger depot lunchroom at Pacific Junction to get something to eat. As he emerged into the waiting room he fell to the floor and his body was found, with life extinct, a few moments afterwards by the car checker at Pacific Junction, who knew Mr. Fitzgerald. Other friends lent a helping hand and the agent at Pacific Junction sent a telegram to the agent at Villisca, who notified the young man's father. The latter left early Monday morning to take charge of the remains and after some little delay, caused by reason of the fact that a coroner from Hastings had to see the body, Mr. Fitzgerald returned to Villisca and the body was taken to his home in this city, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at half past three o'clock, under the ministration of Rev. W. J. Watson, pastor of the Baptist church.
Mr. Fitzgerald was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and a number of the members of this organization came over from Creston and other points to attend the funeral, having charge of the services at the grave.
Robert Percy Fitzgerald was born in Bedford, Iowa, March 8, 1875 and was at the time of his death, thirty-six years and eighteen days of age. He was one of a family of eight children, Mrs. Meyers being the only one surviving. At the age of nine years he came, with his parents, to Villisca and this place he considered his home until the time of his death. Of late years he had been following the occupation of railroad brakeman.
He united with the Baptist church at Villisca when a young man. His death has been a keen blow to his father and sister and their many friends have been quick to extend their sympathy to these bereaved relatives.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 2, 1911
Tragic Death
J. R. Frickey, of New Market, Iowa, met tragic death at Hamburg, Iowa, this morning. He was riding in an emigrant car and while some switching was being done in the Hamburg yards, his head was crushed between the door and the door casing of the car. His skull was cracked in several places and his brains were badly mashed. Death came almost instantly. The unfortunate man was moving his family from New Market to some point in South Dakota and he was accompanying the car of household goods. While the car was standing on the tracks at Hamburg, he was standing in the doorway looking out. A string of cars was pushed down the track and the emigrant car was coupled to it. When the two came together the door of the emigrant car, which was only a little ajar was bolted against Mr. Frickey's head. —Creston Advertiser.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 29, 1911
Mrs. J. H. Ulrich received word Sunday of the death of her nephew, Leonard Ganoe of Cheyenne, Wyo., but formerly of Bedford. The boy was playing with several other boys and were near some horses, when one of the horses kicked him in the stomach and he lived only a few hours.

Lawton Daily News (Lawton, Oklahoma), Sunday, June 11, 1911
GRANDFIELD – G. N. Hadley died at the family residence in Grandfield last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock after a lingering illness. The funeral was held Monday.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1911
G. N. Hadley Dead.
We received word last week, just after going to press, from George Hadley that his father died at Grandfield, Okl., last Sunday, June 4, and was buried there. He added that as soon as he could close up his father's business, he and his mother would return to Bedford to make their future home.
Everybody living here at the time remembers Mr. Hadley. He was a pioneer jeweler of Bedford and had many friends here. His death, while not unexpected to his family, will be a shock to those here who did not realize the seriousness of his illness.
All will extend their sympathy to the bereaved wife and children.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 30, 1911
SIAM – A telegram was received here Sunday from Ezra Hardee, who lives in New Mexico, stating that his son Quincy, who lived in Oklahoma, had died and they would be here sometime this week with the body for burial and that they would also bring from New Mexico the body of his son Otis who died there some months ago. This makes the fourth one of the family who has died in the last few years which makes it all the more sad. This family has the sympathy of all who have known them so long. These boys were born and reared to manhood in this locality and were highly respected by all.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. [rthur] G. [arfield] Hastie died Tuesday evening, being but a week old. The little life was just opening but had already entwined itself around the heartstrings of the parents who have the sympathy of the community in their sad loss. The remains were taken to the old home in Auburn, Neb., Wednesday for burial, accompanied by Mrs. Hastie's sister, Miss Ada Hanks.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
The week old baby of Mr. and Mrs. A. [rthur] G. [arfield] Hastie died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock. The body will be taken to Auburn, Nebr., Thursday morning and burial will be there.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 29, 1911
Death of Former Bedford Citizen.
Nathan Hazen, a well-known old resident of Monmouth, fell dead this morning shortly before 7:30 o'clock at the corner of Eleventh street and Broadway. At the time he passed away there was no one with him, although several residents of the neighborhood, who saw him fall, rushed to his side, only to find that he had expired. Doctors were called to the scene in a short time, but they gave as their verdict that his demise had probably been instantaneous. The coroner was notified soon after and gave permission to remove the body to the residence, 338 North Ninth street, where an inquest was held this afternoon.
The deceased was over ninety years of age and had been in poor health for some years, following a stroke of paralysis, although he has always been able to get around town and has shown no sign of rapid failing health lately, his death coming entirely unexpected. He arose this morning and left the house for a walk, going out to the corner of Broadway and Eleventh streets. Residents of that vicinity saw him cross the street to the interurban station and sit down on the bench. He had scarcely seated himself before he collapsed and slipped off the bench onto the platform.
D. Q. Webster, who lives on the corner, rushed to his side, Ed Dwight arriving at almost the same time. They raised the man up, but the body showed no signs of life, there being no pulse or other indications of heart action. The men quickly telephoned for physicians who arrived shortly, only to pronounce the man dead and to say that he had in all probability died as he slipped from the bench. Mr. Hazen was a man of considerable property, having a substantial home here and land interests near Bedford, Iowa. He was highly respected as a citizen and was a member of the Second United Presbyterian church. Born in New Jersey April 5, 1820, he grew to manhood there and taught school for some time in Michigan. Later he was married in New Jersey, after which he came to Illinois and made this state his home during the rest of his life. Mrs. Hazen died in March 1896. Since then Mr. Hazen had lived at the hotel a part of the time, while of late years his sister, Miss Mary Hazen, the only remaining near relative, has been with him in the home on Ninth street.
Coroner Hiet arrived in the city during the forenoon and summoned a jury to inquire into the death, nothing being developed that would show death from any but natural causes. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at this time.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1911
Miss Isie Hughs, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. [eremiah] T. Hughs, of Conway, passed away at Des Moines Saturday, where she had been for the purpose of undergoing an operation. A tumor weighing 42 pounds was removed on March 21 and it was at first thought that she would recover but death was the final result. The remains were brought to Conway for interment.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 23, 1911
Tim Melvin received word Monday of the death of Herb Jackson, a brother-in-law who lives at Hawleyville. The cause of his death was creeping paralysis.

Chino Champion (Chino, California), Saturday, January 25, 2003
Donald James – Donald James, 97, of Chino, died Jan. 18, 2003 at home. He was born in Madison County, Iowa, on April 1, 1905 and had lived in Chino since 1950.
He was an aircraft mechanic and worked in most of the 50 states, as well as Africa, Brazil and Panama, during his career.
He retired in 1972 from Lockheed Air Service after 15 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Montclair.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mariam. He is survived by a son, Mark James of Upland; a sister, Ethel Hammer of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Jana; and a great grandson, Aidan.
Donations may be made in memory of Donald James to the Odyssey Hospice Program. Graveside services were held Wednesday at Pomona Valley Memorial Park. Todd Memorial Chapel of Pomona was in charge of arrangements.

Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, August 13, 1973
Mrs. Eunice Gertrude James – Mrs. Eunice Gertrude James, 85, Parnell, died at 3:35 a. m. today at the St. Francis Hospital where she had been a patient one day following a brief illness.
A resident of Parnell 19 years she was born Nov. 3, 1887, at Hiawatha, Kan., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bateman. On Dec. 20, 1910, she was married at Bedford, Iowa, to John Francis James, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1963.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth James, Pickering; Larkin James, Arnold Park, Iowa and Earl James, El Cerrito, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. John Cullin and Mrs. Billy Tarter, Percival, Iowa; Mrs. Melvin Davis, Concord, Calif.; Mrs. Marion Puckett, Maryville and Mrs. Calvin Shaw, Raytown; 19 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and three half sisters.
The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins, where arrangements are pending.

Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, August 14, 1973
Funeral Services Set for Mrs. James
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Hopkins Christian Church for Mrs. Eunice Gertrude James, Parnell, who died Monday. The Rev. Fred Paxton will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, near Bedford.

Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, August 21, 1973
Mrs. Melvin Davis and son, Concord, Calif., have been visiting relatives in Nodaway County. Mrs. Davis was called here because of the death of her mother, Mrs. Eunice James, Parnell.

Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, January 5, 1963
John F. James Dies at Home in Parnell
John Francis James, 79-year-old retired farmer, died at 8:30 p. m. Friday at his home in Parnell after a brief illness. He had lived at Parnell for 10 years.
Mr. James, who was born May 3, 1883, at Woodhull, Ill., the son of Isaac Newton James and Louise James, came to Missouri 45 years ago. He also had lived in the Hopkins community. He was married Dec. 20, 1905, at Bedford, Ia., to Eunice Bateman, Glen Elder, Kas., who survives.
In addition to this wife, Mrs. Eunice James, survivors are three sons, Kenneth James, Hopkins; Larkin James, Preston, Minn.; and Earl James, El Cerrito, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. John Cullin, Percival, Ia.; Mrs. Melvin Davis, Berkeley, Calif.; Mrs. Marion Puckett, Maryville; Mrs. Vernon Evans and Mrs. Calvin Shaw, Kansas City, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and two brothers, Bill James and Clarence James, Brush, Colo.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Huell Warren officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Ia.
The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 29, 1911
GRAVITY – Word was received Sunday morning of the death of Mrs. Johnson, who left for Des Moines Friday for the purpose of an operation. She was accompanied to Des Moines by her son, Orr Johnson and her daughter, Mrs. Edythe Ledgerwood.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 7, 1911
Bedford Lady's Father Dead.
Miss Bessie Kemp, bookkeeper for F. B. Webb, was called to Creston by the serious illness of her father. After her arrival word was received here that he died on Monday evening. The Creston American gives the following regarding his life:
E. M. Kemp, who resides on a farm southwest of Creston and one of the old residents of this part of the state, died at his home yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, after a lingering illness caused by stomach trouble. For some time it has been known that he could not live long and his death was not unexpected.
Ellis M. [ortimer] Kemp was born in Wenona, Marshal county, Ill., July 13, 1858 and died at his farm home near Creston, Iowa, Sept. 5, 1911, at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 5 days. He leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. Carl Murray of Maryville, Mo., Mrs. Philip Baker of Cromwell, Ia., and Miss Bessie Kemp, bookkeeper in the office of F. B. Webb at Bedford, Iowa. Mr. Kemp came to Union county in 1879 and has resided here ever since. He was a man well-liked by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed from the community in which he lived.
The funeral will be held at Cromwell from the Congregational church, Thursday, at 10 a. m., and burial will take place in Graceland cemetery.

Bedford Free Press, Thursday, July 20, 1911
Dr. Thos. B. Keplinger Dead
Dr. Thomas B. [enton] Keplinger died last Thursday at the home of his wife's father, D.[avid] Alderson, west of Sharps, from tuberculosis. The funeral was held at the Alderson home Friday forenoon, and the remains were brought to Bedford, where at 2:30 p. m., they were laid to rest in Fairview cemetery, the services there being in charge of the Masonic lodge of Conway. The Bedford lodge also accompanied the remains to the cemetery.
Dr. Keplinger was born in Indiana July 26, 1862 and was 49 years, 11 months and 17 days old at the time of his death. He came when a young man to Taylor County, his father having died in 1866 and is buried in the Mohler cemetery. He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy [Fannie] Alderson and to them one child was born, a daughter. Mr. Keplinger graduated in medicine and for several years was actively engaged in the practice of his profession at Conway. He leaves two sisters and a brother, A. [dam] B. [ible] Keplinger, who lives at Blockton but who at one time resided here. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.
[Note: The birth date given on his headstone is July 26, 1858.]

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 20, 1911
T. B. Keplinger – Dr. T. [homas] B. [enton] Keplinger was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, July 26, 1861 and died at the home of his father-in-law, D. [avid] Alderson, near Sharpsburg, July 13, 1911, aged 51 years, 11 months, 17 days. He was married to Miss Fannie Alderson in Taylor county, Sept. 6, 1891. To this union was born one daughter, Hattie Francis. He came to Taylor county with his parents in 1865 and received his education at Amity college and at the Iowa state university, receiving his degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1888. For a number of years he was employed as principal of county schools.
He took a postgraduate course in medicine and became one of the best practicing physicians and for many years practiced his profession at Conway until his health gave away a few years ago, when he gave up his practice.
Funeral services were held at the Alderson home July 14 with burial at Bedford under auspices of the Conway Masonic lodge of which he had long been a member; the sermon was by Rev. M. H. Jordan, pastor of the Methodist church of Conway.

Bedford Free Press, Thursday, July 20, 1911
BLOCKTON – A. B. Keplinger was called to Conway Thursday by the death of his brother, Dr. Thos. Keplinger.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 29, 1926
Jesse R. Killion Died at Guilford, Mo., Wed. Body Will Be Brought to Bedford for Burial.
Jesse R. [oss] Killion, formerly of Bedford, died last night at Guilford, Mo., where he had been making his home with a nephew for some time.
The body will be brought to Bedford and funeral services will be held at the Stithem funeral chapel at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, November 15, 1907
Bert Lambert, who formerly lived in this city, but who now resides on a farm near Mullhall, Okla., called at The Journal office with his brother, Ed Lambert, last Saturday. They had been to Bedford to attend the funeral Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, of their father, John Redding Lambert, who died in that place the preceding day, at the age of 72 years, leaving a widow and seven children. The widow, Mrs. Lambert, will make her home in Clarinda and is now with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Ellingsworth, in this city.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1947
Mrs. Fred Levine Dies In Omaha
Graveside services for Mrs. Fred Levine of Omaha, were held at the Fairview cemetery, Bedford, Wednesday afternoon of last week. She is survived by her husband, a former resident of Bedford and five sons. A daughter preceded her in death.
Mr. Levine's sister, Miss Edna Levine of Colo. and a brother, Walter Levine of Bedford, attended the last rites in Omaha. Mr. and Levine and his sister remained in Bedford to spend the weekend with Walter Levine.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1911
GRAVITY – Mr. J. E. Lewis was called to Shenandoah Wednesday evening on account of the death of his mother. Miss Lola Fisher taught the Ladoga school in his absence.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1911
SIAM – Mrs. Dorsey Maxwell, who resides a few miles southwest of here, died last Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Oak Grove church. We have not learned the cause of her death. Mrs. Maxwell has lived in this community for many years and is known as a very quiet and good woman. She leaves a husband and quite a number of children to mourn her death.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1911
LENOX – Mrs. McCahan, an old resident of Lenox, died at her home on Saturday of last week. She had been ill for some time. She leaves to mourn her loss a son John living near Lenox and a son Robert now living in Los Angeles. Her brother Tom Ferguson of Lenox and a sister, Mrs. Ferguson, from a distance were with her at the time of her death. The funeral was held Monday at the United Presbyterian church where she has been a faithful member for many years.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 5, 1911
Mrs. Sarah McGregor Dead.
Mrs. Sarah McGregor died Saturday at 12:40 o'clock at Cottage hospital after several years of patient suffering. Herself and loved ones have felt for the past year or more that she would never again enjoy good health and that the complication of diseases common in extreme old age with which she was suffering was apt to claim her at any time. She has been treated both at the hospital and at her home for a long time and the end came at Cottage hospital while all of the children and other relatives and friends were gathered at her bedside to bid her the last good-bye. She was rational to the very last and passed away peacefully.
Sarah McCoy was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania and was reared to beautiful womanhood and married at that place. She leaves a family of four children, Charles, Frank, Lawrence and Mrs. Etta Hawk. She is also survived by a brother and sister, M. C. McCoy of Indianola and Mrs. J. L. Hood of Creston. Mrs. McGregor was a woman of sterling worth and was endeared to everyone who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She led a most useful life, bringing up her family of three sons and one daughter to splendid man and womanhood. She lived in Creston for many years and her death will be deeply mourned by the entire community.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Hawk, 1003 West Adams street, Rev. Kiser officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. – Creston Advertiser.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1911
News of the death of Mrs. F. O. McHenry nee Agnes Purcell, daughter of George W. Purcell, sr., at Roswell, New Mexico, was received Tuesday. She was born in 1871 and most of her early life was spent in Bedford and vicinity.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday January 4, 1934
One Killed, Three Hurt in Wreck
Cecil McNutt Dies at New Market
Cecil McNutt, 21, of Hawleyville was killed instantly about 1 o'clock this morning when the car he was driving skidded on the icy road and turned over in the north part of New Market.
Miss Myrtle Cooper of Clarinda received a broken back, and Silas Newton of Clarinda suffered a broken collar bone. Mrs. Cecil McNutt, wife of the dead man, escaped with only minor bruises. The Clarinda couple was taken to a hospital in Clarinda.
The accident occurred just as the car driven by McNutt was leaving the pavement in the north part of New Market. The two couples were enroute to Hawleyville and were traveling north on the paved street that runs north and south through the main section of New Market.
Ice and sleet covered the highway. When the Model T Ford coupe in which the two couples were riding skidded, it turned over down a small embankment.
McNutt's head was forced through the top of the couple when it started over and his head was crushed when the car stopped bottom up. McNutt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John McNutt of Hawleyville.
Mr. and Mrs. McNutt had been married 15 months. They have no children. His body was taken to the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda and funeral arrangements had not been completed late today.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday January 11, 1934
Francis McNutt, 60, Final Rites Held Here April 7
Funeral services for Francis Perry McNutt, 60, of Bedford, were held April 7 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Ollie Odle officiating. Mr. McNutt died April 4, 1974 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebr. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Francis Perry McNutt, son of John A. [lexander] and Hattie Joslyn McNutt, was born July 26, 1913 at Gravity, Iowa. Francis' early childhood days were spent in Ringgold County. He moved to Taylor County in 1946 and spent the remainder of his life in this community.
On November 11, 1939, he was united in marriage to Wanda Lucille Pierce and to this union one daughter was born.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Francis is survived by his wife, Wanda of the home; his daughter, Wanda Kay and son-in-law, Junior Campbell; two grandchildren, Brad and Beccie, whom he loved dearly; mother, Mrs. Hattie McNutt, and Ida Mauer, who was reared in the home as a sister; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
During the first part of their marriage he farmed and for the past 15 years he has worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute where he had many friends as co-workers.
On March 28, 1974 he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He was a kind and loving son, husband and father and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1911
Mrs. Mary McQuilkin, age 79 years, died at the County Farm Tuesday, April 11th. The body was taken to Tama County, Iowa, Wednesday, where the services and interment will be held.

Clarinda Herald (Clarinda Iowa), Monday, October 29, 1923
DALLAS, TAYLOR COUNTY - Oct. 26 – Cora Greenwood Melching passed away at her home in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 17 and was buried at Bedford last Sunday. Mrs. Melching was well known in New Market and leaves a host of Iowa friends.

St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Saturday, June 19, 1943
Mrs. Luella Meredith, 91 years old, widow of Thomas A. Meredith, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 3121 Seneca street. She was born in Marion, Iowa and had lived in St. Joseph 18 years. Mrs. Meredith is survived by a daughter, Mrs. N. E. Riddle, formerly Hallie Glyn Meredith, St. Joseph; four sons, J. [esse] E. [lmer] Meredith, Creston, Iowa; Dr. A. O. Meredith, Kingfisher, Okla.; J. M. Meredith, Tacoma, Wash. and Harry Meredith, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The body is at the Heaton-BeGole & Bowman mortuary.

St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Sunday, June 20, 1943
Funeral rites for Mrs. Luella Meredith will be conducted by Dr. E. B. Whitcomb tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Heaton-BeGole & Bowman mortuary. Burial will be in Bedford, Iowa. Mrs. Meredith died Friday afternoon at her home.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1943
Mrs. Luella Meredith, Former Resident Dies
Mrs. Luella Meredith, widow of the late Thomas A. [ddison] Meredith and a former resident of Bedford, died at her home in St. Joseph, Missouri, Friday afternoon, June 18. She was 91 years old and was born at Marion, Iowa.
The funeral services were held at a funeral home in St. Joseph Monday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the body was brought to Bedford, where a graveside service was held in the Fairview cemetery, conducted by Rev. Archie A. Ross of the Presbyterian church.
She is survived by one daughter, Hallie, who is now Mrs. N. E. Riddle of St. Joseph and four sons, J. E. [lmer] Meredith of Creston, Iowa; Dr. A. O. Meredith of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; J. M. Meredith of Tacoma, Washington and Harry Meredith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Relatives from out of town, who attended the burial services in Bedford Monday, were Mr. and Mrs. Nathan E. Riddle of St. Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meredith of Cedar Rapids, Elmer Meredith of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fallers and daughter Barbara, and Mrs. A. D. Latimer of Shenandoah; Mrs. Ethel Houchin, Mrs. Tom Reed and daughter, Mrs. Geneva Brady and son, and Mrs. Ralph McPherren of Gravity.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1944
Mrs. Joe Meredith Dies
Mrs. Joe M. Meredith died in Tacoma, Wash. this (Thursday) morning, according to a telegram received from Mr. Meredith by the Miller Sisters. No details were given.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1944
Obituary – Mrs. J. M. Meredith
Mary Magdalene Cunning, daughter of W. W. and Elizabeth Cunning, was born near Marion, Kansas on August 8, 1880 and died at her home in Tacoma, Washington, Thursday, May 4, 1944. She was one of a family of nine children. Her father and mother and two brothers preceded her in death.
She was married to J. M. Meredith at Bedford on December 23, 1903. To them were born seven children: Kenneth O. Meredith of Omaha, Glen E. Meredith, J. D. Meredith, Doris May Meredith, of Tacoma, Wash., Earl Dean Meredith of Portsmouth, Virginia, Lucile Meredith and Mrs. L. O. Jewell of Alameda, Calif.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves four sisters, Mrs. F. E. Mouser, Mrs. R. F. Miller, Mrs. C. B. Harris and Miss Myrtle Cunning, all of San Diego, California; two brothers, Ira Cunning of Tacoma, and W. W. Cunning of Clearfield; three grandchildren, Rodney K. Meredith, Nancy Ann and Judith Meredith.
The funeral services were held at the Buckley-King Funeral Home in Tacoma and burial was in the New Tacoma Cemetery.
She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Bedford for many years. She loved her church and her home, which were her chief interests. A good mother, a faithful wife and a true friend has passed to her reward.

[MILLS, T. F.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 16, 1911
CLEARFIELD – Word was received here last week of the death of T. F. Mills a former businessman of this place.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 21, 1911
The George W. Hartley family received a message Friday morning about 8 o'clock that Mrs. Hartley's brother, Fred Montgomery, of Bolckow, Missouri, was dead. Mr. Hartley and family, accompanied by Miss Maude Bent, a friend of the family, left at once for Bolckow. It seems that Mr. Montgomery, a young man about 30 years of age, was taken ill on Monday and on Wednesday was much better but on Thursday became worse and was taken to a St. Joseph hospital where he died on Friday morning at three o'clock, of pneumonia. The funeral was held at Bolckow on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. G. [eorge] K. Montgomery, an aunt of Mrs. Hartley, upwards of 80 years of age, while getting ready to meet the train on which the remains of her nephew were brought in from St. Joseph on Friday afternoon, dropped dead and her funeral was held on Sunday morning at ten o'clock. The news of Mrs. Montgomery's death was a great shock to Mrs. Hartley and other members of the family as they knew nothing of his illness. Mr. Hartley and family returned home Monday evening. – Blockton News.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
Mrs. Margaret Montgomery, mother of Mrs. G. W. Hartley, died at her home at Bolckow, Missouri, Saturday and the Hartley family went to Bolckow that day and remained until after the funeral Monday when Mr. Hartley and Lloyd returned, leaving Mrs. Hartley and Lorene to return in a few days. Mrs. Montgomery was one of the earliest settlers of the vicinity of Bolckow, having lived there nearly sixty years. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and her life was a living exemplification of true Christian character in its utmost fullness. She was 76 years of age and died of paralysis after an illness of two weeks. She was the mother of nine children, three of whom along with her husband have passed away; all the surviving children except one were able to attend the funeral. – Blockton News.


Laurel Outlook (Laurel, Montana), Wednesday, December 31, 1924
Masonic Funeral Late E. G. Moore
Held At Masonic Temple Tuesday Afternoon—Charter Member of Corinthian No. 72.
At the Laurel Masonic temple Tuesday afternoon the lodge conducted the funeral services of a charter member of Corinthian No. 72, Elmer Glenn Moore, who died at Reed Point last Sunday. Attending the last rites were a number of his brother Masons and old friends, acquired during his residence of six years in Laurel.
A lodge of sorrow was opened at 3 o'clock. The members then went to the depot to meet the body which arrived on the afternoon Butte local. Accompanying the remains were Mrs. Moore and daughter. The cortege then took its way to the temple where the lodge's services for a departed brother were held. Present were a number of Eastern Star members and friends of the family who were not members of either order.
Upon conclusion of the services at the temple the procession again formed and accompanied the remains to the Laurel cemetery where officers of the lodge again officiated.
Mr. Moore was engaged in the mercantile business in Laurel a few years ago and in that time became well known and esteemed in the town and community. His many friends regretted his departure from their midst at that time and are now profoundly grieved at his death.
The deceased was born at Knoxville, Ill., on Oct. 2, 1863. When 12 years of age he moved with his family to Iowa and in that state at Bedford he was married in 1899 to Miss Lulu M. Head. In 1902 he went to Parkman, Wyo. and engaged in the sheep business. In 1908 he and his wife located in Laurel and he became associated with William Guyer in the clothing business, known as the G & M Clothing company, which was conducted in the building since acquired and remodeled by the O. M. Wold company. In 1914 Mr. Moore retired from the business and went to Reed Point where he acquired land and engaged in farming. His health in later years became impaired and for the past two years he had suffered of cancer.
Besides his wife, surviving relatives are his daughter Alice Glenn, 12; three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Frith, Sheridan, Wyo., Mrs. J. L. Thomas of Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. John Hoover, Nampa, Idaho; two brothers, Willis K. Moore of Ponca, Okla., and Scott S. Moore of Sheridan, Wyo.

Laurel Outlook (Laurel, Montana), Wednesday, August 23, 1911
Young Life Flitted Away. Little Helen Moore Is Called Home After a Brief Illness. Only Child of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Moore Succumbs to Attack of Acute Bronchitis.
Little Helen Moore, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. [lmer] G. [lenn] Moore, died Sunday morning at their home after an illness lasting not quite two days, from an attack of acute bronchitis.
The child became ill Friday afternoon at the West Rosebud Lake where Mr. and Mrs. Moore had gone with a party of young folks to spend a week's vacation. Saturday evening they brought her home in a very serious condition and she grew steadily worse until the death angel came and claimed the little life, taking from her parents, their only child.
Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Joseph Pope. The floral tribute was among the largest and prettiest ever seen in Laurel.
Out of respect for the bereaved parents all the business houses closed from 2 until 4 o'clock while the funeral services were being held.
Four young girls, Bertha Kilpatrick, Ethel Shoop, Louise Everett and Ethel Pope were the pallbearers.
Appropriate music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames Brockway and Alden and Messrs. Brockway and Marvin, accompanied by Mrs. R. S. Fudge. Interment took place in the Laurel cemetery.
Rev. Pope took for his text Luke 8:52, "Weep not, for she is not dead, but sleepeth." Mark 19:4. "For such is the Kingdom of God," and preached a very touching sermon, extracts from which follow:
"Five years ago, on the 24th day of last May, little Helen came to gladden the home of our friends Mr. and Mrs. Moore, who then lived in Parkman, Wyo. Only those whose home have thus been gladdened realize the joy they felt and how affectionately they watched the gradual development of the infant life. The child, however, was far from robust; when ten months old she suffered from an attack of pneumonia and later complications from which she never fully recovered. The trip to the mountains was taken in hopes that the change might be beneficial to her health. While there she contracted a severe cold and this developed into acute bronchitis. The parents felt that the high altitude was a source of danger and a race was immediately begun to reach a lower altitude and to secure medical assistance. No expense was spared; no labor lost. All that medical science could do; all that anxious friends and willing hands could offer, were at her service but the frail body could not withstand the strain and her little spirit left its tabernacle of clay on Sunday morning at 11:10. We do not wonder at the sense of loss our friends feel; yet, we fully believe the Master says to them: "Weep not, for she is not dead but sleepeth . . . . for of such is the kingdom of God."  [Rest of sermon not transcribed.]

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 14, 1911
From a copy of the Laurel, Mont. Outlook, we note the death of little Helen Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. [lmer] G. [lenn] Moore. The child suffered but two days, death being due to acute bronchitis. The child was five years of age. Many in Bedford will grieve to learn this news as the mother will be remembered here as Miss Lulu Head before her marriage.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1911
Child Dies Suddenly
The following from a Ponca City, Okla., newspaper relates to the grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alcorn:
"Imogene, the little daughter of W. [illis] K. [nox] Moore and wife, died at the home on North Fourth street at 10:30 last night, aged about two years. The death came as a surprise to our people. It was known that the little girl was taken quite seriously ill last Sunday but it was supposed that she had recovered or at least was safely out of danger. No death that has occurred in the city has caused more general sorrow than that of this beautiful little girl and universal sympathy is felt for the afflicted family. Funeral services were held at the home at four o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Newton B. Kelley, pastor of the Presbyterian church Tuesday."
[Note: The first name is spelled Imagene on her headstone.]

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1911
Former Bedford People Lose Child
Word has been received here of the death of little Imogene Moore daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Moore, at Ponca City, Okl. Mrs. Moore was here last summer with the little one, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alcorn and many remember the lovable little child. The Ponca City newspaper has the following in regard to the death which will be read with the deepest regret by all:
Imogene, the little daughter of W. [illis] K. [nox] Moore and wife, died at the home on North Fourth street at 10:30 last night, aged about two years. The death came as a surprise to our people. It was known that the little girl was taken quite seriously ill last Sunday but it was supposed that she had recovered or at least was safely out of danger. No death that has occurred in the city has caused more general sorrow than that of this beautiful little girl and universal sympathy is felt for the afflicted family. Funeral services were held at the home at four o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Newton B. Kelley, pastor of the Presbyterian church Tuesday.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911
Mrs. R. M. Wolcott was called to White Cloud, Kas., Friday by the death of her mother.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911
Mrs. Riley Wolcott left Friday afternoon for White Cloud, Mo. [Kansas], called there by the sudden death of her mother. Mrs. Wolcott arrived Friday noon and was only here a short time when she received news of her mother's death.

White Cloud Globe (White Cloud, Kansas), Thursday, October 26, 1911
Mary Ann Sigler – Mary Ann Sigler was born on a farm in East Tennessee, Bledsoe county, Mar. 31, A. D. 1826.
Died at White Cloud, Kans., Oct. 12 at 12 in A. D. 1911.
At the age of five years she moved with her parents to a farm on the Merrimac river, ten miles from where it enters into the Mississippi. She lived there with her parents until she was 22 years old when she united in marriage to John Evans of Virginia. To this union three children were born but one of whom is now living, Mrs. M. E. Ballinger of Mound City, Mo.
But a few years was she permitted to enjoy her married life, death claiming her husband. She was a second time united in marriage to W. [illiam] W. Moore at St. Louis, Missouri. To this union eleven children were born, four of whom are now known to be living, Mrs. H. C. Garison of Carr, Col., Wm. H. Moore of Fairbury, Neb., Mrs. Edith Hagman of Maryville, Mo. and Mrs. Mary Wolcott of Bedford, Iowa.
After being united in marriage to W. W. Moore, they embarked by way of steamer for St. Joseph, Mo., where they formed a home in St. Joe's early days, living there and enduring many hardships, for the country was new and thinly settled, until 1854, when they concluded to try their luck farther up the river, finally settling and building a toll bridge across the Nemaha river, which proved very successful, as the trail led across this bridge to the far west and they were rapidly accumulating a fortune when a gang of raiders, known as Jim Lane's men, attacked them and robbed their home of everything they owned: money, clothes, bedding, even stock, with the exception of a pair of oxen, which were so wild they could not catch them and an old dilapidated wagon which was their only means of getting out of the country and they were allowed but one week in which to get out or they would return and kill the entire family, this was occasioned on account of Mr. Moore declaring in favor of the unionists. From there they again took up the line of march, penniless almost, settling in Oregon, Mo., at which place they lived but a short time and again crossed the river and settled in what is now the town of White Cloud, which was then an almost unbroken wilderness, where she was faithful in aiding in many ways in establishing the town, at one time doing the cooking and baking for a public dinner which was given on the land sale, when the town lots of White Cloud were sold, baking up a barrel of flour for the dinner and cooking up a great number of hams and other things in proper proportion; then afterward again proving faithful by sewing together the "red, white and blue," which formed the first flag that ever floated over the town and she has ever remained faithful to the home they established there in the early days., refusing to live any length of time anywhere else and steadfastly expressing her desire to die there and be laid to rest in its beautiful little cemetery, which she had so often visited and where reposed so many of her dear ones. She joined the M. E. church in early girlhood and helped to found the church which now stands there.
She visited, for sometime this summer, with her three daughters, two in Missouri and one in Iowa and in speaking of her belief, she said she was satisfied with the M. E. doctrine and felt that her life work was nearly ended and she was waiting for her Master's call.    Her daughter.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
Mrs. Ann Nicholds, a sister of Mr. Pat Pierce, died last week at the hospital at Clarinda, where she had been taken a short time before for treatment. The remains were taken to Oneida, Ill., for burial. Mrs. Nicholds was born about 82 years ago in Ireland. Her husband has been dead for many years and she resided near New Market until coming here a short time ago to make her home with her brother. Mr. Pierce and family have the sympathy of their many friends here in their bereavement.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1911
James Nicol, who has been employed at the granite shop here for some time, received the sad intelligence of the death of his wife, which occurred in his native home in Scotland Monday. The distance from home of course prevented Mr. Nicol from attending the funeral, but he cabled directions to his brother, who is there, as to the funeral arrangements. Mr. Nicol has the sincere sympathy of all his friends here in his sad bereavement.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 16, 1911
SIAM – Tuesday morning at about ten o'clock occurred the death of little Eden Oxley, son of H. [arvey] A. [llen] Oxley, who lives south of town. The little fellow had been sick for some time and has suffered intense pain and agony, but the Savior called him to dwell with Him where there will be no more pain or suffering and by passing away so early in life has, no doubt, missed many trials and troubles. Mr. Oxley has the sympathy of all.
[Note: The name on his headstone is Alva Eldon Oxley.]

Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado), Monday, August 24, 1931
A Gunnison Woman Killed Near Salida
Mrs. Jane Patton Met Instant Death This Morning; Companions in Auto Uninjured.
Gunnison, Colo., Aug. 24 – Mrs. Jane Patton was instantly killed today in an automobile accident five miles east of Salida. Mrs. Patton's daughter, Wilma and a friend Helen Jansen, both of Gunnison, were not injured.
Mrs. Patton and the two girls were enroute to Denver on a vacation trip. They left here at 4:30 a. m.
Mrs. Patton was a former resident of the Clifton district, having moved to Gunnison about two months ago. Mrs. Patton was well known in the Clifton district and had many friends throughout the valley. A sister, Mrs. M. Mackley, resides at Palisade.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1911
Walter Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Payne of this city, died at his home in Des Moines, Tuesday after a long illness. His brothers, John Payne of Wayne, Neb. and Wes Payne of Clearfield went to Des Moines to attend the funeral.

Tri-County Banner (Knightstown, Indiana), Friday, October 6, 1911
Dies of Paralysis.
Mary Jane Pearson, aged about 70 years, wife of Henderson Pearson of Kennard, suffered a stroke of paralysis sometime the first of last week which resulted in her death at 5:30 o'clock on Friday morning. The stroke left her in an entire helpless condition. She also lost the power of speech.
Mrs. Pearson was the daughter of John and Martha Wright, who years ago resided on a farm near the Old Union schoolhouse in this township and who were among the pioneers of the township. Mrs. Pearson was twice married, her first husband being Sales Hinshaw. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. W. H. Edwards of this city. Jap Wright, of New Castle and Newton Wright of New Lisbon, are brothers. Away back in the latter part of the sixties, Mrs. Pearson, then Mrs. Hinshaw, lived in a small frame house on the corner of Adams and Morgan streets, or just south of where Jack Ewing now resides.
Besides her husband she leaves six children—five daughters and one son. They are: Sylvia Greenlee, Flora Turner and Bert Hinshaw, of Bedford, Iowa; Lillie Chew, of Kennard; Grace Munden of Texas and Effie Deardorf[f] of Muncie.
The funeral was held Sunday morning. Interment was made at Glencove cemetery, this city, Sunday afternoon.

Tri-County Banner (Knightstown, Indiana), Friday, October 6, 1911
Amos Wright and children, of Greentown; Jap Wright of New Castle, and Newton Wright of New Lisbon, attended the funeral and last sad rites of Mrs. Henderson Pearson last Sunday, the funeral being held at Kennard and the interment taking place at Glencove cemetery, this city.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1911
Mrs. James Turner and brother Bert Hinshaw were called to Indianapolis last week by the death of their mother. Mr. Hinshaw returned last week and Mrs. Turner returned Wednesday of this week.

Journal-Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois), Tuesday, April 25, 1911
Dies on Return from Trip to the Southwest
Special to Journal-Gazette.
CHARLESTON, Ill., April 25. – Miss Carrie Pierce, aged twenty-three, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Pierce of this city, died today within a few minutes after she had reached her home from a trip to Las Vegas, N. M., taken in the hopes that the change of climate might be beneficial to her health. Miss Pierce had been accompanied by her mother and by a sister, Miss Margaret.
The sick girl was taken to New Mexico about six weeks ago, but a few days ago, when it was seen that she was rapidly failing, the trip home was begun. When the home was reached about noon today, collapse from the fatigue due to the long trip came and death resulted in a few minutes.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1911
Wm. Pierce was called to Charleston, Ill., Tuesday, by a message announcing the sudden death of his sister.

Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), Monday, January 20, 1964
Albert Robinson – PLACERVILLE – Orlo Albert Robinson, 68, a former resident of Santa Rosa, died here Wednesday.
Mr. Robinson was a native of Berkeley and came to Santa Rosa in 1924 where he was the manager of the Central Garage for about 18 years. He moved to Placerville in 1942.
He was the husband of Mrs. Bertha Gutermute Robinson, Placerville and father of Mrs. Virginia Jean Bowler, Lake Bluff, Illinois and Mrs. Lois Eda Moore, Carmichael. Other surviving relatives are Dr. P. A. Mix, Livermore and Mrs. Russell T. Robinson, Davis.
Funeral services are pending in Placerville.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1911
Little Francis Schaub Drowned
Lenox Time Table – One of the saddest accidents that we have been called upon to record is one that occurred yesterday near Ottumwa and resulted in the death of little Francis, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schaub. Tuesday Mrs. Schaub and children went to Ottumwa to visit her parents, who live on a farm about three miles from town. It seems that Francis went with his uncle to the Des Moines river on a fishing expedition and in some way fell into the water and was drowned. Efforts to recover the body were fruitless until this morning when the body was found, and word sent to the father in Lenox by telegraph. Mr. Schaub will take the 1:39 train today for Ottumwa and it is presumed the body will be brought back for burial. the deepest sympathy goes out to the grief-stricken parents.

Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1911
Drowned Near Ottumwa
The Des Moines river claimed its first victim yesterday when Francis Schaub, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schaub, of Lenox, Iowa, waded into a step off in endeavoring to save his hat which the wind had carried into the water. The little lad lost his life about seven miles up the river at what is known as Happy Hollow and his body was not recovered until 11 o'clock last night after several hours dragging of the river.
Coroner A. W. Slaught investigated the case and found the circumstances did not warrant the holding of an inquest. He therefore will take no action.
The little boy with his mother and younger brother came to visit his grandfather, Henry Fabritz, at Happy Hollow Tuesday evening. Yesterday he asked his mother if he could go fishing with his uncle, a boy of eleven and his younger brother. Without thinking, since there was no river near their home in Lenox, the mother gave her consent. Not long after their departure the Fabritz lad, the uncle, came running up to the house and said that Francis had fallen into the river. The alarm was spread but the little fellow had gone to the bottom. The river was immediately dragged, and the body found several hours later.
The Fabritz lad had stated that the little fellow's hat blew into the river and he started after it. There is a step off where the coal company has had some of their machinery about ten feet deep. The boy stepped into this. Where he was found the water was about sixteen feet deep.
The father will arrive this evening from Lenox.
The last sad rites over the remains of Francis Schaub, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schaub, who lost his life in the Des Moines river Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon from the Sullivan Chapel and at 2:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's Catholic church, conducted by the Rev. Father James Bulger. Interment was made in the Calvary cemetery. – Ottumwa Daily Courier.
[Note: The same article appeared in the Bedford Free Press, May 25, 1911.]

[SCOTT, WILLIAM, - 1911]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1911
Miss Nancy Scott left Tuesday for Alexis, Ill., called by the death of her uncle, William Scott.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 23, 1964
Final Rites Here For Aura May Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Leslie (Aura May) Smith, long time Taylor county resident, were held Monday July 20 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here with Carl Cummings officiating. Mrs. Smith died at her home in Bedford July 17, 1964, at the age of 76 years, five months and four days. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery, Hopkins, Mo.
Included in the services was the following obituary:
Aura May Phillips, daughter of Emmer and Nancy Phillips, was born Feb. 13, 1888 in Taylor county, Iowa. Her entire lifetime was spent in Taylor county, Iowa and Nodaway county, Mo.
On March 29, 1911 she was married at the home of her parents to Leslie Evans Smith. To this union five children were born, Ellis, Eugene who died June 17, 1940, Lawrence, Mabel and Naomi.
She was a kind and loving wife and mother, very patient and never complaining through all her suffering.
She was preceded in death by her son, her parents, two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her husband Leslie of the home, two sons and their wives, Ellis Smith of Bates City, Mo., Lawrence Smith of Oak Grove, Mo.; two daughters and their husbands, Mabel Grace and Naomi Larson, both of Bedford, on sister, Fern Phillips of Lenox, 12 grandchildren; two step granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1911
Carey J. Smith Dead. Well Known Son of "Uncle Jimmy" Smith, formerly of Bedford.
Acquaintances of Carey J. [udson] Smith, son of "Uncle Jimmy" Smith, the first pastor of the First Baptist church of Bedford, will regret to learn of his death at his home in Carthage, Mo., May 19. Mr. Smith was a cousin of the Larison brothers, and the family was well known in Bedford. He addressed an audience in the Baptist church here a little more than a year ago.
The Carthage Press has the following with reference to his life and death, noting elsewhere that the funeral cortege was two miles in length:
After an illness dating back for one year, Carey J. Smith of West Central avenue, one of Carthage's most prominent citizens, and widely known over Jasper county, succumbed this morning at 10:45 o'clock. Death was due to a complication of diseases, chief among which was liver trouble.
As in his battles with life, Mr. Smith fought valiantly to regain his health to no avail. Last winter when his condition became more serious, he went to El Dorado Springs in the hope of being benefitted. Returning just a few months ago he gradually became worse until one week ago Monday he was taken to St. John's hospital in Joplin for an operation. He became so weak, however, that it was impossible to undertake it and he was brought home on Wednesday.
Last night he lapsed into unconsciousness and remained in that state until death came.
In the passing away of Mr. Smith this city and the entire county loses a man of sterling worth. He was for four years, from 1902 to 1906, treasurer of Jasper county and while in that office made a splendid record. In Sunday school work he was known intimately over this county and to a greater or less extent over the state of Missouri. At the time of his death he was president of the Jasper County Sunday school association in which office he had served faithfully for years.
Carey J. [udson] Smith was born July 22, 1850, in Shelby county, Indiana and was therefore not quite 61 years of age. He was married in Sidney, Ia., where he went with his parents, to Miss Sarah M. Irons in 1875. He returned to Iowa from this county, where he came when 17 years of age, to claim his bride and bring her to Jasper county. Besides Mrs. Smith he leaves four children, three daughters and one son. They are Mrs. John Verbryck, of Carl Junction, James L. Smith and Misses Ida and Marie Smith. The two latter live at home with their parents. All were at the bedside when the end came.
He also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. C. B. Stickney of this city, Mrs. Electa Vaux, of Pittsburgh, Pa., W. E. Smith of Joplin and Joseph Smith of Los Angeles, Calif. None of them, except Mrs. Stickney will be able to be present at the funeral.
When Mr. Smith first came to this county he engaged in the mercantile business with his uncle, David Smith, of Smithfield. Later he moved to Carl Junction where he embarked in the hardware and implement business and met with success.
There he lived until elected treasurer of Jasper county in the fall of 1902 when he moved with his family to Carthage. He was re-elected to the same office again two years later.
Since 1906 he has been engaged in mining with the exception of the last year, when he was compelled to give up all business on account of failing health.
Mr. Smith was a staunch Baptist, being baptized in that faith by his father at an early age. He was also a member of many lodges. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Knight Templar, a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and several other orders.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home where a brief service will be conducted by Rev. H. E. Tralle, pastor of the First Baptist church.
After the services here the body will be taken to Carl Junction on the 9:30 Frisco train.

In the Baptist church at Carl Junction the principal service will be held at 11 o'clock and again Dr. Tralle will conduct the obsequies. In the Carl Junction cemetery where burial is to be made he will be laid to rest beside the body of his father who died two years ago at the age of 88 years and beside the body of his mother who died at the age of 86. Her death occurred in January of this year. Also there is buried in Carl Junction a daughter of Mr. Smith, Georgia, who died many years ago in infancy. The Masonic lodge is to have charge of the last sad rites at the grave.
[Note: The same obituary from the Carthage Missouri Press was reprinted in the Bedford Free Press, June 15, 1911.]

Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), Thursday, December 9, 1965
Frank M. Smith – MONMOUTH – Frank M. [arion] Smith of Monmouth died Wednesday at a Dallas nursing home. He was 76.
He was born in Iowa and came to Monmouth in 1932 from Idaho. He was employed as an auto mechanic and with Oregon College of Education maintenance staff. He was a member of Monmouth Christian Church.
Surviving are daughter Mrs. Garnet Townsend and son Richard Francis Smith of Salem; sister Mrs. Iva Haller of Oregon City; three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a. m. at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem with Rev. Lynnton Elwell officiating. Parmenter Mortuary of Independence is in charge.

Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), Thursday, December 9, 1965
Frank M. Smith – MONMOUTH – Graveside services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday in Belcrest Memorial Park for Frank M. Smith, 76, Monmouth, who died Wednesday in a Dallas nursing home.
Smith was employed as an auto mechanic and was with the Oregon College of Education maintenance staff. He came to Monmouth from Idaho in 1932. He was a native of Iowa.
He was a member of the Monmouth Christian Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Garnet Townsend and a son, Richard Francis Smith, Salem; a sister, Mrs. Iva Haller, Oregon City and three grandchildren.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1974
Attend Leslie Smith Rites Held July 31
Relatives who attended the services for Leslie Smith held July 31 were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Donn Quick and son of Oak Grove, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith, Sibley, Mo.; Mrs. Verna Phillips, Lenox, Ia.; Mrs. Velda Smith, Diagonal, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cordell, Lenox, Ia.
D. C. Smith, Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Frederick and family, Hopkins, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kirsch, Clarinda, Ia.; and Eldon Larson, Omaha, Nebr.


Lompoc Record (Lompoc, California), Friday, March 27, 1942
Funeral Services For L. D. Streeter to Be Held Today
L. [ouis] D. [avid] Streeter, 68-year-old Lompoc resident who passed away at his home of a heart attack Monday evening, will be buried today at Evergreen cemetery following funeral services conducted from the Alter Chapel.
Mr. Streeter was a native of Potter Valley, Mendocino county. He was born on April 21, 1873 and came to this area with his parents in 1889. He was associated with his father, David Streeter, in farming interests locally and later purchased a ranch from Oscar Magee in the Santa Rita district.
He became one of the most prominent farmers in the area and developed one of the largest apricot orchards in this section of the state.
Mr. Streeter leaves his widow, Mrs. Zelda Streeter, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Plo and a son Francis, who is in the Navy. He also leaves a brother, C. W. Streeter of Patterson and two siters, Mrs. Anna Holden of Kingsburg and Miss Olive Streeter of Lompoc. There is one grandchild, Jeanne Plo.
The funeral services will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. C. H. Archibald officiating. Pall bearers will be Arthur Hapgood, M. K. Lewis, Lester Badger, Will Edrington, Charles Davis, all of Lompoc, and James Randles of Los Angeles.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1911
J. S. Boyd received word Friday of the death of an old neighbor and friend, Wm. Stumbaugh, which occurred March 26, at Nampa, Idaho. The deceased lived in Taylor county for a number of years on a farm near the county farm and was held in the highest esteem by his old neighbors here.

Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington), Wednesday, February 9, 1938
Alice Thompson – Mrs. Alice Thompson, resident of Chester for many years, died Tuesday evening at a local hospital. She was 78. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
She is survived by two sons, Carl Thompson and Earl Thompson, both of Chester. The body was taken to the Turnbull funeral home.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington), Friday, February 11, 1938
THOMPSON, Alice – Age 78 years. Her home was at Chester, Wash. Survived by 2 sons, A. Carl Thompson and Earl Thompson; 2 grandsons, Clarence Thompson and Robert Murrow, all of Chester, Wash. Funeral Friday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a. m. from the chapel of the Turnbull Co. funeral directors, W30 3d ave., Rev. E. R. Hunt officiating. Interment in the Chester cemetery.

[TURNER, GEORGE W., 1832 – 1911]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1911
George W. Turner Dead
LENOX – George W. Turner died at the home of Dr. W. H. Cash in West Lenox Saturday. He was born in New York February 9, 1832 and moved to Illinois with his parents when seven years of age. He was united in marriage with Martha Trumble at Saratoga, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1857 and to this union was born one daughter, Flora E., who died Sep. 2, 1880. The parents felt that they could no longer live at the old home in Illinois after her death and removed to Nebraska where they lived until 1883, when they came to Iowa and located near Guss, where they lived until the death of the wife September 9, 1909. Mr. Tanner [Turner] made his home with Dr. Cash, his friend and physician, since last September.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Orth at the Cash home Monday, April 10, at 8:30 A. A. after which the remains were accompanied by a few friends to the cemetery at Guss and there laid to rest.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 23, 1911
John Ulich Dead
News was received here recently of the death of John Ulich at Bradenburg, Germany, February 22. Mr. Ulich had been in poor health for a number of years. He was troubled with locomotor ataxia and was unable to do any work and for that reason he went to Germany about seven years ago where his relatives lived, to be taken care of and also thinking that the change might improve his health.
Mr. Ulich leaves to mourn his demise a wife and one son, Lynn. Mrs. Ulich on account of her extremely poor health could not be with her husband.
Mr. Ulrich was well known to a number of Villisca people, having been employed here at one time. – Villisca Letter.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1911
Eugene, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Valentine, died last week and was buried Wednesday last. Services were conducted by Rev. Fred N. Willis. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California), Tuesday, January 31, 1922
DE LATIMER – In this city, January 30, 1922, Viola De Latimer, devoted mother of Peter W. Webb and Mrs. Fanny Hill, a native of Iowa.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1911
Word received here Saturday announces the death of Mrs. Wm. Widner, of Inland, Neb., who died at her home there Sunday, June 4th.

Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 2, 1911
W. A. Wilson, a traveling salesman, living Guilford, was found unconscious clinging to brush in the 102 river near Savannah. His condition is critical. A horse owned by Wilson was found near him dead.

Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, October 5, 1911
Traveling Man Was Rescued in Flood
Brother of Guilford Man Was Found Clinging to Tree Top in River at Savannah.
The terrific downpour of rain near Savannah, which was almost a cloudburst, came near claiming a third victim Sunday morning when W. A. Wilson, a fruit tree agent from Beaver County, Okla., was found clinging to the top of a tree in the One Hundred and Two River east of Savannah. Wilson was in a greatly weakened condition when his calls for aid brought help and after his rescue became delirious.
His brother, Ben W. Wilson, proprietor of the Maple Leaf Hotel at Guilford, went to Savannah Sunday when he heard of the accident and was recognized by his brother, who afterwards became unconscious. The last the Guilford man had heard of his brother was that he was living in Oklahoma.
Wilson's horse and buggy were found in the river, the horse being dead. From papers found in his buggy it was learned that he was fruit tree agent.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1911
BLOCKTON – Mr. Wilson, of Savannah, Mo., who was found clinging to a limb of a tree at that place, was brought to Blockton to his sister's, Mrs. Huff, where he died Friday from the effects of the exposure and from being in the water so long. He was buried in Rose Hill cemetery Saturday afternoon, the funeral being preached by Rev. Shanton at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1911
Tinker Wood Dies at County's Home
Passed Four Score and Ten Years of Life—Had Shop Here More Than Twenty Years.
Martin Christian Scowen His Real Name—Changed Upon Coming From Norway to the United States.
"Tinker" Wood is dead. He was in his ninety-first year when he passed away Monday morning at the county farm. Bedford friends arranged for his burial in the Fairview cemetery, as it was known that he had abhorred the idea of being laid away in a pauper's burial ground. Funeral services were conducted at the Campbell undertaking parlors at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning by George A. Hendrickson.
Although Mr. Wood lived in Bedford for more than a score of years, probably only a few knew that his real name was not Wood. His full name was Martin Christian Scowen. When he came to this country from Norway, he was advised by an uncle in Wisconsin to change his name from Scowen to the English translation, which is Wood and that was the name he went by during his long life in this, his adopted country.
Martin Christian Scowen-Wood was born September 27, 1820 at Moss, eight miles from Christiana, Norway. Upon coming to America, he located among relatives in Wisconsin and for twenty years prior to his coming to Bedford he traveled the country, working at his trade as a gunsmith and locksmith. About twenty-eight years he lived and worked in his rooms above the Tate store. When his sight failed him, he had to give up making his own living and he closed his life at the county farm where his comforts were greater than they had been during the last of his working years.
He never married and in the late years of his life all trace of family ties was lost. He had a sister of whom he heard the last about thirty-five years ago, at which time she had married a physician and was residing in Kansas. Efforts to communicate with her since that time, however, had failed

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1911
F. A. Yarger was called to Shenandoah Wednesday by the death of his brother, E. [dward] P.[erry] Yarger.

Shenandoah World (Shenandoah, Iowa), Friday April 21, 1911
On Wednesday morning at 6:30 occurred the death of Edward Perry Yarger, who has been seriously ill and slowly declining since the holidays, with liver trouble. The most strenuous efforts were made to break the disease, but it was impossible to overcome _______? Edward Perry Yarger was born at Knoxville, Iowa, Nov 19, 1859 and died at Shenandoah, Iowa April 19, 1911 at the age of 51 years and 5 months. He moved with his parents to Sidney, Iowa, in 1886 where he was married in the same year to Miss Ethel Eskew. They resided in Clarinda from 1891 until 1893 when they moved to Shenandoah and have made this their home.
He leaves a wife and three sons, Fred, Donald, and Harold, one brother Frank "Todd" A. Yarger of Bedford, and two sisters Mrs Frank Newton of Oconomowoc, Wisc, and Mrs W. G. Wagner of Burlington, Iowa. Mr Yarger was an honest, industrious man and a good citizen, who by his genial manner had made many friends. He followed the occupation of plumber and foreman of municipal contracts held by prominent contractors of the city. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1911
Edward Perry Yarger – For days, perhaps for weeks, his near friends have had but little hope that E. [dward] P. [erry] Yarger could win in a final struggle with death. The end came Wednesday morning at 6:30 and Mr. Yarger is no more. He has been sick ever since Christmas and most of the time critically so. He has been a strong man and the vital forces held out long, aided by good medical treatment and careful nursing.
He was a plumber and for 18 years was in the employ of Charley Hamilton. He has also worked for John Schwartz and Lark Ditter a good deal.
He was born at Knoxville, Ia., Nov. 19, 1859 and so his age was fifty-one years and five months. He was married to Miss Ethel Eskew at Sidney in 1886. Resided in Clarinda from 1891 to 1893 and in Shenandoah for 18 years. Leaves a wife and three sons, Fred, Donald and Harold. His only brother, Todd, or Frank A. Yarger, lives in Bedford and came yesterday. Mrs. Yarger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eskew, are here from Riverton; also Mrs. Davis from North Platte and Mrs. Keaton has been here two weeks assisting in the care of the sick man. His two sisters are Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Frank Newton, Oconomowoc, Wis.
He was a brother to Mrs. W. G. Wagner, who has been with him in the last days and much of the time during his sickness. Mr. Wagner has also come frequently from their Burlington home to render such assistance as was possible to give.
Funeral at the home today, Friday, at 2:30, conducted by Dr. Crisman. And the body will be laid near his father and mother in Rose Hill.
The pallbearers are from his working associates: C. A. Hamilton, Bert LeBarron, Larkin Ditter, Dave Ripley, John Kinsey, Ed Cutler. – Shenandoah Sentinel Post.