Obituaries
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[ABARR, ANNA MARIA POORE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1932
Anna Mirria [Maria] Poor[e], the third daughter of Alvin and Julia Poor[e], was born near Franklin, Washington county, Indiana, September 16, 1844, and departed from this life Jan. 22, 1932, at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 6 days.
She came with her parents to Ringgold county, Iowa, in 1856, and they settled on the hill just west of Redding. She was married to Daniel C.[arroll] Abarr Aug. 13, 1861, who preceded her in death April 12, 1882. To this union 12 children were born: Cordellia, deceased; Silas W. [ilson], of Redding; Curtis E. [dward], of Mt. Ayr; Mrs. O. [liver] H. [arvey] Edwards, of Kansas City; Millege L. [ester], of Albany, Mo.; Addie May, deceased; Mrs. A.[ndrew] F.[ranklin] Parker, Harlan S. [amuel] and Effie E. [stella] Holland, of Redding; Dr. Alvin J. [ohn], of Clearfield; Dr. Ralph D. [ay], of Blockton, and Gertrude Gallaugher, deceased. Also 40 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, two brothers—W.[esley] A. [mes] Poor and Clinton B. Poor of near Beaconsfield—and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives who are left to mourn her death.
Mrs. Abarr became a Christian when very young and was a member of the Redding M. E. church before she came to Redding, there she was a pioneer member of the Redding M. E. church. She was a patient, kind and devoted mother and who was dearly loved by her family. The church, her friends, the entire community and her family will miss her Christian counsel.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11 o'clock, at the Redding M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Warrior. The pallbearers were six of her grandsons, James Parker, Vinton Gallaugher, Ardeth Abarr, Carl Abarr, Barton Abarr and Horton Holland. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.

[ADKINS, WILLIAM HENRY "WILL"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1949
BLOCKTON – Word was received by Mrs. Laura Wilson of the death of her brother, Will Adkins. Funeral services were held at Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday. Burial was at Glendale.



[ANDERSON, HESTER VIRGINIA REYNOLDS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 24, 1969
Mrs. Anderson Dies in Nursing Home
Mrs. Hester Virginia Anderson, 81, Grant City, stepmother of Jack Anderson, Sheridan, died Sunday in a nursing home at Clearmont, where she had been a resident about three months.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City. the Rev. Delbert Biehle will officiate, and burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery, Blockton, Ia.
Besides her stepson, she is survived by her husband, Wilsie Anderson, also living at the nursing home and a stepdaughter.

[BAIRD, ISABELLA POORE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 17, 1915
Mrs. Ab Baird who has been in ill health for some time, passed away at her home northeast of Redding Monday evening. The funeral service was held yesterday afternoon.

[BARNES, REBECCA CARLYLE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1915
Mrs. Wilford Melton returned Monday evening from near Worth, Missouri, where she was called by the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Barnes. Mrs. Barnes was 96 years of age and made her home with her son, John Barnes, east of Worth. Her death occurred Friday and was the result of a bad fall received a few years ago. The funeral occurred Sunday.

[BARNES, REBECCA CARLYLE]
Worth County Times (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, October 6, 1915
Obituary – Rebecca Barnes
Rebecca Barnes was born on the 18th day of November 1820. She was married to Benjamin Barnes April 23, 1835. To this union twelve children were born: James Barnes, born in 1838 who died in February 1915; Mary Jane Barnes was born Jan. 1st, 1840 and is still living in Oklahoma; Eady Barnes was born in April 1842, she having been dead about 7 years; Elsie Barnes was born in October 1844 and died in January 1914; Nancy Isabel Barnes was born in December 1846 and is still living in Arkansas; Moses Barnes was born in December 1858 and is living and attended the funeral; Joseph Barnes was born in January 1851 and died about ten years ago; John Barnes was born in April 1853, is still living and attended the funeral—Grandmother Barnes was making her home with him when she passed to the land beyond; Lucy Ann Barnes was born in May 1855 and died about 35 years ago; Rebecca Caroline Barnes was born in Dec. 1857 and lives in Stanberry and attended the funeral; Ezekiel Barnes was born in Dec. 1860, is still living and was present at the funeral; Ruth M. Barnes was born in July 1865, having died in infancy; Benjamin Barnes, husband of Rebecca Barnes, passed to the land beyond about 20 years ago. She leaves 83 grandchildren besides quite a number of great grandchildren to mourn her loss.
In about 1835, when just reaching womanhood she obeyed her Savior, was baptized and united with the Baptist church and fourteen years later, when she moved to Missouri, she united with the Christian church where she continued in the faith until the time of her death.
She often spoke of being ready to die and was ready and prepared to meet her Savior. Only a few hours before her death she spoke about her funeral services, expressing a desire to have the services held in this church today. She having worshipped in this church when it stood near Worth and was known as Shiloh.
Funeral services were conducted in the Worth Christian church Sunday by the Rev. Wales, pastor, of St. Joseph, after which the remains were interred by the side of her husband in the Barnes cemetery west of Worth.

[BARNES, REBECCA CARLYLE]
Worth County Times (Grant City, Missouri), Thursday, October 7, 1915
Was 95 Years Old.
Mrs. Rebecca Barnes died at the home of her son, James Barnes, in Worth Thursday afternoon, having reached the remarkable age of ninety-five years.
Mrs. Barnes was born November 18, 1820. She was married April 23, 1835 to Benjamin Barnes who died in 1885. To this union were born twelve children, six of whom survive the aged mother: James, Mary Jane, Eady, Elsie, Nancy, Moses, Joseph, John, Lucy, Rebecca Caroline, Ezekiel and Ruth M. Mrs. Barnes leaves eighty-three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist church.

[BARNES, REBECCA CARLYLE]
Albany Capital (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, October 7, 1915
Death of Aged Woman.
Mrs. Rebecca Barnes died last Friday at the home of her son, John Barnes, in Denver. Mrs. Barnes would have been 95 years old next November. Her maiden name was Rebecca Carlyle, and she was born in Kentucky, where she was married to Benj. Barnes. They came with their family many years ago and settled on a farm near Denver, Mo. and she had resided in this community since that time. She is survived by three sons—John of Denver; Mose, who lives in Oklahoma, and Ezekiel of Lamar, Mo., also by two daughters—Mrs. Montkus of Stanberry, Mo. and Mrs. Jane Phillips of Oklahoma. She had been sick only a few weeks.
The funeral was preached by Rev. Wales of the Denver Christian church, Sunday afternoon, after which interment was in the Barnes cemetery.



[BELLUS, LESLIE ADIMIAR]
Miami Herald (Miami, Florida), Tuesday, February 24, 1948
FORT PIERCE – Private funeral services were conducted at the Yates chapel Monday for Leslie A. Bellus, 80, who died Sunday at his home at 1226 Easter avenue. Born in New York City, he had been a Fort Pierce resident for the last 30 years, having come here from Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by a sister and brother.

[BENNET, CLIFFORD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1916
Clifford Bennet, a lad of 16 years of age who made his home with Ed Straight over in Jackson township, was killed in a motorcycle accident last Thursday evening. The accident happened when the motorcycle struck a high culvert, throwing him a distance of about twenty-five feet. His neck was broken.

[BONEBRAKE, ALPHA LUDISKA AYRES]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, June 29, 1951
Mrs. H. Bonebrake of Diagonal Dies
DIAGONAL – Mrs. H. [orace] G. [reeley] Bonebrake, 91, a long-time resident of the Diagonal community, died early Thursday morning at the home of her son, Fred, north of Blockton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Nazarene church here with Rev. G. E. Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Diagonal cemetery.
Surviving are four sons and a daughter, Fred, Rollo and Willard of Blockton, Arthur of Diagonal and Mrs. Guy Parker of Redding. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

[BONEBRAKE, HORACE GREELEY]
Rolfe Arrow (Rolfe, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wax attended the funeral of Mr. Wax's uncle, Greeley Bonebrake at Diagonal, Thursday. They were accompanied from Adel by Ray Wax.

[BONEBRAKE, HORACE GREELEY]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1943
DIAGONAL – H. [orace] G. [reeley] Bonebrake, long-time resident of this community, died at his home here at 10:30 p. m. He had been in poor health for several years, but the immediate cause of his death was a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Parker of Redding and four sons, Fred of Monessen, Pa.; Willard of Des Moines, and Rollo and Arthur of Diagonal. One son, Harley, died several years ago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of relatives.

[BONEBRAKE, HORACE GREELEY]
Rolfe Arrow (Rolfe, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wax attended the funeral of Mr. Wax's uncle, Greeley Bonebrake at Diagonal, Thursday. They were accompanied from Adel by Ray Wax.

[BONEBRAKE, JOHANNA MARIE BEATTY]
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Thursday, April 19, 1979
Johanna Marie Bonebrake – Graveside services for Johanna Marie Bonebrake, 85, of Medicenters of America Inc., 233 University Ave., who died there Wednesday of a heart ailment, will be at 11:30 a. m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery.
Mrs. Bonebrake was born in Ringgold County. She lived in Des Moines 12 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Adna Ruth Walcott of LaGrange Park, Ill.

[BONEBRAKE, ROLLA WADE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 7, 1957
Obituary – Rollo Bonebrake
Rolla Wade, son of Horace G. [reeley] and Alfa Bonebrake, was born April 16, 1892 at Knowlton, Iowa and with his parents, brothers and sisters, moved to Diagonal when he was three years of age. He attended school in Diagonal.
In 1915 he was married to Ruth Wilson. They established their home in Diagonal where they lived for twenty-eight years.
To them were born four children: (Lyla) Mrs. Earl Morris of Mason City, Iowa; Corwin of College Park, Maryland; Jack of Essex, Iowa and Ronald of Council Bluffs.
All of his life [he] was engaged in the grocery and meat business, pursuing the vocation in Diagonal until 1943, then for two years in Des Moines and Newton.
Mr. and Mrs. Bonebrake moved to Blockton in 1945, where he was active in business until his death Feb. 21, 1957 at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 5 days.
He is survived by his wife, four children, ten grandchildren and one great grandson; three brothers, Arthur of Diagonal, Fred of Maloy, Willard of Denver, Colo. and one sister, (Clara) Mrs. Guy Parker of Redding.
Attend Bonebrake Rites
Relatives from out-of-town attending the funeral of Rollo Bonebrake were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Parker, Maloy; Miss Bertha Cargill, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Fabricius, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bonebrake, Diagonal; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Parker, Redding; Dr. and Mrs. Cullen Bonebrake, St. Joseph; Dr. Arden Bonebrake, Nebraska City, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Bonebrake and family, College Park, Maryland; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Norris and Sheila, Mason City; Berry Norris, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bonebrake and family, Essex; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bonebrake and family, Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Faye Wax and family, Rolf, Iowa; Mrs. Gullea Jones, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Benkel and family, Peoria, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Milford Allen, Bushville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Verle Johnson, Bushville, Ill.


[BROWN, EUNICE ROACH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 24, 1932
Mrs. Eunice Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roach, was born in Worth county Sept. 19, 1895, and died Nov. 9, 1932, aged 37 years, 1 month and 20 days. She is survived by her husband, Loren Brown; father and mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Leeper and Mrs. Edwin Strain. Funeral services were held at the Isadora Methodist church and interment was made in the Isadora cemetery.



[CLAREY, JOHN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1916
John Clarey, an old resident of near Clearfield, coming to Taylor county in 1847, died January 12th at the home of one of his sons at Guthrie, Oklahoma, where, with his wife, he had gone to spend the winter. He was almost 82 ½ years of age. La grippe was the cause of his death. The burial took place at Clearfield.

[CLARK, HUGH'S INFANT, - 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1916
Hugh Clark and wife were called upon to part with their infant son, their first born, early Saturday morning. The little one was born Friday morning and passed away Saturday morning. Short services were held at the home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. S. M. Zike, and interment took place in Rose Hill cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

[COX, ANNA MAE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Anna May, the eldest daughter of Louis C. [ass]and Jane Cox, was born November 20th, 1883 and died at the home of her parents, 3 miles south of Blockton, at 3:30 Sunday morning, January 30th, 1916, aged 32 years, 2 months and 9 days.
She obeyed the gospel of Christ at the early age of 14 years, uniting with the Church of Christ at Blockton and remaining a member until the time of her departure. He quiet childlike way in and out of her home made her a friend to all whom she met. Her primary obedience to the gospel was followed by a life of faithful obedience to her adorable Redeemer.
She leaves to mourn her departure a father and mother, two brothers, John and David, and two sisters, Belle and Lillian, all of whom were present at the time of her death. Besides these she leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to members of the bereaved family.
The funeral services were held at Tent Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by R. C. Yadon, assisted by Chas. D. Priest, after which the body, all that was mortal, was removed to the Tent Chapel cemetery where it was carefully deposited in the new made grave.
Thus, in the silent city of the dead, just across from the home where May spent her life, she will await the return of the Savior, whose voice will call forth the sleeping millions from the insensate dust to reward his faithful children.

[COX, JANE MCCALLA]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 28, 1935
Mrs. L. C. Cox Dead
Mrs. L. [ewis] C. [ass] Cox passed away at her home south of town Saturday evening at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 19 days. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment at Tent Chapel.

[COX, JANE MCCALLA]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1935
Jane McCalla, daughter of James and Ann McCalla, was born at Clarinda, March 4, 1858 and departed this life at her home south of Blockton Nov. 23, 1935, aged 77 years, 8 months and 19 days.
She was one of seven children, having 5 brothers and a sister: John, Mary, S. A., Dave, William, and James. All have preceded her in death except S. A. of Blockton, James of Clarinda and William.
She was united in marriage to Lewis C. [ass] Cox near Clarinda Jan. 3, 1883. To this union were born 5 children: Anna Mae, Mary Belle and Lillian, who have preceded her in death and John of Bedford and Dave of Blockton.
She identified herself with the Church of Christ of Tent Chapel about the time of its establishment. Later she united with the Christian church at Blockton and remained a faithful member until death.
She leaves to mourn her husband, 2 sons, 14 grandchildren, 3 brothers and a host of friends.
Lewis C. Cox came to his present home in 1880. Three years later or in 1883 he and Mrs. Cox were united in marriage and have resided on this farm all their married life.
Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by R. C. Yadon, an old friend and neighbor of the family. Music was furnished by Mrs. G. A. Cobb, Mrs. B. H. Miller, R. O. Ford and W. G. Florea. Burial at Tent Chapel.

[COX, JANE MCCALLA]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1935
Those from a distance attending the Mrs. L. C. Cox funeral last week were James McCalla and family, Homer Woods and family, Leslie McCalla and wife, Robert Speakman and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, James McKeown and wife, Samuel Ewing and Emanuel Eberly, of Clarinda; Mrs. Blanche Anderson, of Hiawatha, Kansas; George Oehler and wife, of Grant City; Ethel Poor, of Liberty, Mo., and Mrs. Esther Henthorn, of Topeka, Kansas.

[CRAFT, RHODA ANN CAMPBELL]
Des Moines Capital (Des Moines, Iowa), Friday, March 5, 1915
Mrs. Ruda A. Craft – Mrs. Ruda [Rhoda] A. Craft, wife of Ellsworth N. Craft, died at Methodist hospital yesterday. Mrs. Craft was 53 years old. Funeral srvices will be held from Curts and Garrison's funeral parlors tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in Glendale cemetery.

[CRAFT, RHODA ANN CAMPBELL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1915
Word comes from Des Moines that Mrs. Elsworth Craft, a sister of our former townsman, Z. A. Campbell, now residing in Des Moines, died Thursday at the Methodist hospital in that city where she had been taking treatment. Mrs. Craft and her husband formerly lived in Kansas, but we understand they had located in Des Moines some time since. She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, Elrey [Ellery], of California and Lawrence, of Kansas; a sister, Miss Della Campbell, of Minnesota, and two brothers, Z. A. Campbell, of Des Moines and U. Campbell of Minnesota. The funeral was conducted from the Woodland Avenue undertaking parlors Saturday, the funeral sermon being delivered by Rev. Elmer E. Higley, pastor of the Grace Methodist church. Interment took place in the Glenwood cemetery near that city.

[CROSTHWAIT, HARVEY WESLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1915
Wilord [Wilford] Melton returned Tuesday afternoon from Red Oak where he had been called by the sudden death of his brother-in-law, H. [arvey] W. [esley] Crosthwait. Mr. Crosthwait died on Friday and the funeral was held Monday.

[DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVID]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1932
William David Davis – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. F. [rancis] O. Davis of DeKalb, Mo., died Friday evening of last week after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday and interment was made in the cemetery at DeKalb.

These young parents have the sympathy of their many Blockton friends in this hour of bereavement.

[DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVID]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1932
Wm. Cloos returned home Tuesday evening from DeKalb, Mo., where he was called by the illness and death of his grandson.

[DUNCAN, JONATHAN LEATHERMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Johnathan L. [eatherman] Duncan, who made his home with his son, Frank Duncan, northwest of town and who was about 85 years of age, fell on the icy walks at the farm last Thursday and dislocated his hip and received other injuries from which he died Sunday. The funeral and burial took place at Clearfield.

[DUNCAN, JONATHAN LEATHERMAN]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Obituary – Jonathan Duncan.
Jonathan Leatherman Duncan was born at Cannonsburg, Pa., January 25th, 1831 and died January 30th, 1916, having but recently passed his eighty-fifth birthday.
As a child he saw hardships, his father dying when Jonathan was seven, leaving the mother with a family of small children and no means to support them. Unable to keep them together, Jonathan was put in the home of a neighboring family by the name of Gladden. This was his home until he was eighteen when he went to work for others. A few years later, he went to Mansfield, Ohio, which has been his home for four years. Then he came to Iowa, taking up his residence at Crawfordsville, Washington Co., and here, on August 23, 1860, was married to Rachel Cochran, who died September 16, 1913, or a little over two years ago. To these six children were born, viz., Anna, Charles, Stella, Harve, Frank and James, the last named dying when he was eleven years old.
In 1877 Mr. Duncan came with his family to the neighborhood and has since lived near here.
When a young man he professed his faith in Jesus, uniting with the Associate Reformed church near Canonsburg, Pa., and later went into the United Presbyterian church, when, in 1858 that church was formed by the union of the Associate and Associate Reformed bodies. In fellowship with the United Presbyterian church he spent the rest of his days, dying with faith in its principles. He became a member of the Clearfield church at the time of organization, March 1882. He has not been able to attend with regularity for some years but ever loved to have his pastor read and pray with him when calling upon him.
Funeral services were conducted at the United Presbyterian church by the pastor, Rev. T. R. Aikin, Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in the Clearfield Cemetery.

[DUNCAN, JONATHAN LEATHERMAN]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Mrs. Stella Bassinger of Minersville, Nebraska, came Wednesday to attend the funeral of her father, Jonathan Duncan. She arrived too late for the funeral, but the body was kept at the church until she arrived. She returns home today.


[FLOREA, CORNELIUS, - 1915]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1915
Joshua Florea received word Monday that his nephew, Cornelius Florea and wife and three children had been drowned in Texas and that their bodies had not been found yet.

[FLUKE, DANIEL M.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1932
D. M. Fluke Dead
D. [aniel] M. Fluke, a highly respected farmer of the vicinity of Redding, died quite suddenly at his home Thursday evening. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.

[FLUKE, DANIEL M.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, l932
Daniel M. Fluke, son of Samuel and Catherine Fluke, was born March 17, 1862, at Orange, Ohio, and departed this life at his home near Redding, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1932.
At the age of thirteen years he came with his parents to Adams county, Iowa, where he made his home until grown. He then lived in Page county where he stayed until his marriage except a few years spent in homesteading in Kansas.
He was converted in early manhood and united with the Methodist church at Shambaugh, Iowa.
On Feb. 12, 1891, he was united in marriage to Emma Pierce and moved to a farm south of Blockton. To this union three children were born: Francis Olin, who departed this life March 5, l915; Nellie O., who preceded him in death July 22, l930 and Bessie Fluke Remig [Romig], of Grant, Iowa.
He has been a member of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches which he has faithfully attended.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and daughter, one brother, Phil of Redding and three sisters—Mrs. Alice Barnhill, Ohio; Mrs. Sue Akin, Loveland, Colorado, and Mrs. R. C. White of Winfield, Kansas, together with a host of other relatives and friends.
He will be missed as a husband, father and friend. May God grant mercy, strength and peace to those that mourn.
Funeral services were held from the Redding M. E. church Sunday, Jan. 30, at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Warrior and interment was made in the Redding cemetery.

[FLUKE, EMMA PIERCE]
Atlantic News Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa), Wednesday, August 20, 1952
Emma Fluke, 85, Grant Woman, Dies Today
Mrs. Emma Fluke, 85, a resident of the Grant vicinity, passed away at 6 a. m. today at the Atlantic Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday. She had been bedfast since April 26, 1950.
Mrs. Fluke, the daughter of Alden and Lodeska Noell Pierce, was born near Braddyville, Mo., Feb. 15, 1867. She was married to Daniel M. Fluke Feb. 12, 1891, at College Springs, Iowa. They lived near Blockton and Redding, until 1933; she had since made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Romig, 1 ½ miles north of Grant. Mr. Fluke passed away Jan. 28, 1932.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Romig, of Grant; a grandson, Bernard Romig of Grant; a sister, Judith A. Noell, Visalia, Calif.; two half-brothers, W. A. Pierce of Exeter, Cal., and E. D. Pierce of Clarinda. She was preceded in death by a son, Francis Olin Fluke, who passed away on March 5, 1915, and a daughter, Nellie Oneva Fluke, who died on July 22, 1930.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the Roland funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Bressler of Grant officiating. The remains will be at the funeral home until the service hour. Interment will be in the Redding, Iowa, cemetery.

[FLUKE, EMMA PIERCE]
Atlantic News Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa), Friday, August 22, 1952
Mrs. Emma Fluke Rites
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Fluke, 85, who passed away on Wednesday, were held at 1 p. m. today at the Roland funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Bressler of Grant officiating. Miss Helen Blackburn sand "To the Hills," and "The Lord Our Shepherd," accompanied by Mrs. Earl Spiker.
Casket bearers were Dave Sandquist, Lloyd Pelzer, Ed Curry, Clyde Schuler, Floyd Barr and Donald Shafer. Mrs. Lloyd Wohlenhaus and Mrs. Ed Curry had charge of the flowers. Burial was in the Redding cemetery.




[FREEMYER, CHARLES, 1831 – 1915]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Friday, June 25, 1915
Suicide at Eighty-Four.
Charles Freemyer, Resident of Worth County Since 1852, Ends His Life With a Shotgun.
GRANT CITY, June 25. – While temporarily demented Charles Freemyer, eighty-four years old, a retired farmer living eight miles west of Grant City, late yesterday afternoon committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun. The body was found by his wife, who heard the shot. Freemyer had placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth and supposedly fired it by pressing his foot against the trigger.
Freemyer had been a resident of Worth County since 1852. He had lived upon the same farm since 1860. Besides his widow he is survived by several children.

FREEMYER, CHARLES, 1831 – 1915]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 1, 1915
An old pioneer, Charley Freemyer, down on Grand river, committed suicide by shooting himself Thursday. It was thought that his mind was deranged for some time.

[FREEMYER, CHARLES, 1831 – 1915]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 1, 1915
Charles Freemyer was born in Washington county, Ohio, January 22, 1831 and died in Worth county, Missouri, June 24, 1915, aged 84 years, 5 months and 2 days.
He was united in marriage to Jane Mitchell February 17, 1853, in Jay county, Indiana. They came to Missouri in 1857. To this union 8 sons and 4 daughters were born. Of these, two sons, William Henry and Charles Wesley, and three daughters, Emma Jane, Bertha Viola and Clara, have preceded him. Those living are Amos Freemyer, Sheridan, Missouri; Andrew Freemyer, Seattle, Washington; Daniel Freemyer, Palisades, Colorado; Joshua B. Freemyer, St. Francis, Kansas; John H. Freemyer, Sheridan, Missouri; Mrs. Lizzie Morris, Sheridan, Missouri, and Samuel Freemyer, Seattle, Washington. Besides his companion he also leaves a sister, Mrs. Hannah Rains, of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
He accepted Christ in Isadora, Missouri September 28, 1888, under the ministry of J. H. Coffey and was a member of the Isadora Christian church at the time of his death. He also served in the State Militia during the Civil war. He was one of the most prosperous farmers in Worth county.
The funeral services were conducted from the Isadora Christian church Saturday, June 26th, by Challie E. Graham. [words missing] Isadora cemetery [words missing] a very large crowd. The children were all in attendance except Andrew, Daniel and Samuel.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends. May the kind heavenly Father bless and comfort them and may they follow His guidance to the "Tearless Land" where there is "fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore."

[FREEMYER, CHARLES, 1831 – 1915]
Albany Capital (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, July 8, 1915
Worth Co. Man Killed Himself
From the Worth County Times.
Charles Freemyer, 84 years old and a resident of Worth county since 1858, committed suicide last Thursday afternoon at his home about nine miles west of Grant City, on the Grant City-Sheridan road. He told his aged wife that he was going to leave her and took a shotgun and went out of the house. She attempted to get the gun away from him, and, failing to do so, went for help. At this time a Grant City automobile containing J. W. Barker, Ed Kelso, Chas. L. McLaughlin, W. C. Childers and Glee Davidson passed Mrs. Freemyer in the road near the house. The men noticed that Mrs. Freemyer waved one hand at them, but they thought it was merely in greeting and they returned the salute and went on.
In the meantime, Mr. Freemyer went out in the back yard, placed the end of the gun in his mouth and blew his head off. The charge of the shot went through the skull, carrying parts of the head with it. Death was instantaneous.

[FRUTIGER, PAUL FREDERICK]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Saturday, February 20, 1932
Paul Frutiger, Salesman for Baking Firm, Is Dead
Funeral services for Paul F.[rederick] Frutiger, thirty-three years old, 706 North Twenty-fourth street, salesman for the Cripe Baking Company, who died Friday in a local hospital, will be this afternoon at Meierhoffer's mortuary, with the Rev. J. A. Bays officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Frutiger, resident of St. Joseph twenty-six years, leaves his wife, Mrs. Lois Frutiger and a sister, Mrs. Louis Haller, St. Joseph.

[FRUTIGER, PAUL FREDERICK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 25, 1932
Paul Frutiger Dead
R. J. and Rex Carr drove to St. Joseph Saturday morning to attend the funeral of Paul Frutiger who passed away at the Sisters hospital Friday morning after an illness of several weeks, being confined to the hospital for seven weeks.
Mr. Frutiger was 33 years of age and had been a resident of St. Joseph for 26 years, his birthplace being Cleveland, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Miss Lois Carr, formerly of this place and a sister of Rex Carr, July 4, 1922. They resided at 706 North 24th street, St. Joseph. Mr. Frutiger was a successful and popular salesman for the Cripe Bakery company.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 conducted by the pastor of the Francis Street Methodist church. The services at Memorial Park cemetery in St. Joseph were conducted by the Masonic order.

[GARRARD, ALFRED FLATMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1916
Alfred Garrard, father of our townsman, B. [enjamin] F. Garrard, who passed away at his home near Gaynor, Missouri, on May 11th, at the age of 91 years, was born in England in 1825 and came to America with his parents in 1835 and after living several years in Pennsylvania and Indiana, came to Missouri in 1870.

[GLENDENNING, DELIAH JARVIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Noah Jarvis and wife, former residents of the vicinity of Redding but now residing at Wimbledon, North Dakota, came Friday morning called here by the death of a relative, Mrs. James Glendenning, who died at her home east of Redding the 25th.

[HAGANS, MARY ELLEN SISK]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Saturday, December 15, 1945
Mrs. Mary Hagans, 96 Years Old, Dies
GRANT CITY, Mo., Dec. 15 – (Special) – Mrs. Mary E. [llen] Hagans, 96 years old, died last night at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Edna Mae Gilland. Mrs. Hagan would have been 97 years old in April.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Ridge, living in the state of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from Mrs. Ridge.

[HAGANS, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 17, 1932
W. H. H. Hagans was born in Clay county, Missouri, January 12, 1842, and departed this life at his home northwest of Grant City, Missouri, March 7, 1932, aged 90 years, 1 month and 25 days.
He came to Worth county 84 years ago where he has since resided. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Sisk October 15, 1865. To this union was born five children—Mrs. Alice McCalla, of Blockton, Ia.; Medora E. Sanger, now deceased; Marion, who died in infancy; Mrs. Olive Ridge, of Sheridan, Mo., and Mrs. Mae Hagans Dove, of Grant City, Mo. Besides his loving companion, he leaves three children, one half-brother, Scott Hagans; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and a host of friends.
He confessed his faith in Christ under the ministry of Wm. Cobb about 28 years ago at Pleasant Ridge, Mo., and was a member of the congregation at the same place. He was a true and faithful husband, kind loving father and an excellent neighbor and citizen. He was one of the most successful farmers and businessman of the county and was always found on the side of right. He served his country well and faithfully during the Civil war.
The funeral services were conducted at the home March 10 by Challie E. Graham, after which the remains were laid to rest in Isadora cemetery to await the resurrection on that bright morning of mornings. The music was furnished by a quartette consisting of Mrs. Emma Motsinger, Mrs. J. D. Mosbarger, W. P. Spillman and C. L. McLaughlin with Mrs. William Hotaling at the piano. The quartette sang, "Does Jesus Care?" "Will the Circle Be [Un]Broken," and "there Will Be No Disappointment in Heaven." And Mrs. Motsinger sang "In the Upper Garden" as a solo. The pall bearers were Ray Motsinger, Chester Logan, Clifford Wilkerson, Elvin Brown, Homer Dragoo and Harley Elliott.
The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends. May God's comforting grace and guidance ever be with them and lead them home to an unbroken family circle in the Mansions of Glory.
At the grave, the John Edgar Barnes Post No. 92 of the American Legion had charge and conducted the burial services.

[HALL, ESTELLA ARLENE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1932
Estella Arlene Hall was born at Blockton, Iowa, July 11, 1930 and died at Clarinda, Iowa, March 24, 1932, aged 1 year, 8 months and 13 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her father, mother, two grandfathers, two grandmothers, uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior, and interment was made in the Honey Grove cemetery.



[HARTLEY, HANNAH JANE KEENAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1932
Hannah Jane Keenan was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, Nov. 10, 1852 and died March 17, 1932, aged 79 years, 4 months and 7 days.
She was united in marriage with John Milton Hartley Oct. 17, 1869. To them were born nine children, all of whom are living except one daughter, Orra Skinner, who died Jan. 9, 1918. Mr. Hartley died March 3, 1918.
In 1877, with her husband and two small children, she left Pennsylvania to join the pioneer group of courageous women who settled this section of Iowa.
After her family, her next great interest was her church, which she loved and labored for as long as strength was given her.
During her last illness, all of her children were at her bedside excepting one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Franklin of Fort Morgan, Colorado. To her children, and to those friends who loved her to the end,
"She is not dead, she is just away."
The funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Georgia Steen, near Conway, by E. E. Stringfellow of Des Moines. Interment was in Platte River cemetery. [Poem not transcribed.]

[HARVEY, DORA EVA KNOX]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 2, 1915
Word was received here Saturday evening announcing the death of Mrs. Granville Harvey at her home near Clearfield. Mrs. Harvey was formerly Miss Dora Knox, daughter of John Knox and wife, old residents of that vicinity. By the death of this good woman a husband is left with six children ranging in age from one month to twelve years.

[HASS, MICHAEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1916
Michael Hass was born in Holmes county, Ohio, May 30th, 1848 and died at the Grant City hospital June 1st, 1916, aged 68 years and 2 days. In 1870 he was married to Harriett E. [lizabeth] Hunt, who preceded him in death September 10th, 1913. To this union was born five children, Edward and Claudie E. who live in Worth county; Louie, Manderson, Wyoming and Maude C., Smithland, all of whom were present during his last illness. Also a son, Philip, who died at the age of fifteen years.
He was confirmed in the German Luther church at Loudonville, Ohio.
He moved with his parents to Worth county, Missouri, where he has since resided, except for a few years at Blockton.
The funeral services were conducted from the Fletchall church by Rev. T. D. Fry and interment was made in the Fletchall cemetery Saturday. – Grant City Star.

[HASS, MICHAEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1916
Prof. J. F. Garnes and wife, of Smithland, and Mrs. D. V. Early, of Montana, who were called to the vicinity of Grant City last week on account of the illness and death of their father, M. Hass, left yesterday for their respective homes.




[HERRINGTON, ALICE GENAVEE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Herrington, of Platteville, were called upon to part with their little daughter, Alice Genavee, Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Less than two days represents the span of the little one's existence in this world. Short funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. William Mercer. Interment was made in the Platteville cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

[HIBBS, ROBERT BRUCE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1931
R. E. Hibbs Dead
Robert Bruce Hibb[s], a brother of Mrs. Clara Severns of this place, died at Grant City Jan. 8th at the age of 82 years and 6 months. He was the father of Mrs. Nettie Nye, of Girard, Kansas; Byron Hibbs, of Clarinda; Mrs. Leona Merrill [word missing] Colorado; Ira Hibbs, Mrs. Anna Coverdell and Mrs. Mary Anderson, of Des Moines and Mrs. Cora Andrews and Mrs. Eula Downing of Grant City. He was a long-time resident of the vicinity of Grant City. Burial was in the Isadora cemetery.

[HIBBS, EMMA MELVINA FARNSWORTH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1915
Emma Melvina Farnsworth was born in Lee county, Iowa, September 24th, 1854 and departed this life January 4th, 1915, aged 60 years, 3 months and 10 days.
She was united in marriage to Robert Bruce Hibbs February 18th, 1875. To this union were born nine children, three sons and 6 daughters, all of whom survive her except one son who died in infancy. They are Hetty Nye, Girard, Kansas; Byron Hibbs, Blockton, Iowa; Leona Merril, Grant City, Missouri; Ira Hibbs, Bedford, Iowa; Annie Coverdell, Blockton, Iowa; Cora Andrews, Grant City, Missouri; Mary Anderson, Chariton, Iowa, and Eula Hibbs at home.
Mrs. Hibbs was the oldest daughter of Ira and Eliza Farnsworth. Her father, one brother, Edward, and one sister, Mrs. John Nye, of Blockton, Iowa, survive her. One brother and one sister preceded her.
She united with the Baptist church in her girlhood days and later, with her husband, united with the Christian church at the old Pleasant Ridge school house under the leadership of J. H. Coffey. She later transferred her membership to the Isadora Christian church, of which she was a member at the time of her death.
The funeral services were conducted from the Isadora Christian church January 5th, 1915, by Challie E. Graham and the remains laid to rest in the Isadora cemetery. Despite the downpour of rain there was a large audience present to extend their sympathy to the grief-stricken husband, family and relatives. May the Good Shepherd lead them beside the still waters and safely into the eternal fold where God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

[HIRST, FRANCES HERRON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 25, 1932
Mrs. Arthur Hirst, formerly a Redding young lady and a daughter of J. K. Herron and wife, died Jan. 2 in Sudan, Africa, where with her husband, she was engaged in missionary work. Burial was in Sudan.

[HIRST, FRANCES HERRON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, February 26, 1932
MT. AYR - Friends in Mt. Ayr and Redding received word that Frances Herron Hirst had passed away suddenly at Sudan, Africa where she and her husband were missionaries. The cause of her death is not known here.

[HOFFMAN, MARTIN PETERSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 15, 1915
M. [artin] P. [eterson] Hoffman, an old and highly respected citizen of the vicinity of Redding, was found dead near his home Monday about noon. It seems that he had been having trouble with his heart for some time. He was out in his automobile during the forenoon and when near his home it is presumed that he had an attack of heart trouble which resulted in his death. From all appearance he had stopped or almost stopped the machine and when found was lying beside the automobile. He was found by his brother-in-law, Oliver Dennis, who, having seen him returning home in the car, while he was in the field, and upon coming from the field at noon and finding that he had not returned went to look for him. It was first reported that he had been thrown from the car and killed but later it was found to be about as above stated.



[HOOVER, LOUMINA B. MILLER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1932
Loumina B. Miller, daughter of James A. and Susan E. [lizabeth] Miller, was born in Worth county, Mo., Sept. 8, 1861 and departed this life at her home in Redding, Iowa, Jan. 21, 1932, aged 70 years, 4 months and 13 days.
She was one of a family of 15 children, all of whom, including her parents, have preceded her except the following: J. [ohn] W. and A. [lex] T. Miller, Mrs. Hugh Denny, Mrs. Phil Studer, all of Redding; Mrs. A. L. Lynch, of Howard, Kansas; Mrs. E. O. Hoover of Hawk Springs, Wyoming and Hugh W.[alter] Miller of Maloy.
She was united in marriage to James N. [elson] Hoover April 10, 1884. To this union five children were born: Charles E. [dward] and James Lester, of Blockton; Mrs. Bessie Arneal, of Redding and Mabel Shaner and John M. [ackey] of Dedham, all with their father are mourning the loss of a loving wife and mother. She also leaves seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Early in life she professed Christ as her Savior and was a member of the M. E. church at Redding at the time of her death.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Jan. 24 at the Redding M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Warrior and interment was in the Redding cemetery.

[JOBE, MILDRED FRANCES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1916
Mrs. Lewis West's little four-year-old niece, Mildred Job, died Sunday night with scarlet fever and was buried at Isadora Monday afternoon.
[Note: The last name is spelled Job on her headstone and Jobe on her Missouri State Death Certificate.]

 



[KING, SEDORA MURRIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1916
Lon Nash and family went to Sheridan Tuesday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. John King.

[LAUGH, LLOYD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1932
Lloyd Lough [Laugh], son of Sam Lough [Laugh] and wife, formerly of this locality, was killed in an automobile accident near his home at Union Star, Mo., Nov. 19. He leaves a wife, parents, one brother and three sisters. Interment was made at Grant City.



[LONGFELLOW, PERTHENA ANN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1916
Frank Longfellow and wife, living between here and Bedford, were called upon to part with their little babe, about a month old, Monday. The little one had not been strong since its birth. Mrs. Longfellow was formerly Miss Eula Hunter, daughter of Paul Hunter and wife. The funeral was held Tuesday.

[MAIN, BERTHA A. BAIRD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 8, 1915
Mrs. Cortez Main, who has been an invalid for several years, died at her home north of Redding Monday. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Harry and Eva. The funeral was held yesterday and was conducted by Rev. L. A. Fleming, formerly pastor of the United Brethren church at this place and at Palestine.


[MARTIN, HENRY TEEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1916
Henry T. [eel] Martin, son of Benjamin and Maranda (Teel) Martin, was born in Putnam county, Indiana, February 3d, 1837, and passed away after an illness of three weeks with pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. A. Griffith, in Blockton, at 6:30 Friday evening, March 3d, 1916, aged 79 years and 1 month.
Mr. Martin was married to Miss Mary A. [nn] Dunkin, also of Putnam county, Indiana, February 18th, 1858. Seven children were born to this union, four of whom with the wife preceded him to the other world. Three daughters survive him—Mrs. J. H. Adams, of Telluride, Colorado; Mrs. Sheridan Griffith, of Conway and Mrs. M. A. Griffith, of Blockton. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother—Mrs. Jane Hadden, Mound City, Missouri and Mrs. Nancy Sackett and Russell Martin, Cloverdale, Indiana.
The deceased had been a resident of Taylor county for about fifty-five years, first living at Haden Grove and three years later purchased a farm at Lexington, northeast of Bedford, where he lived until about five years ago. Since that time, he has made his home with his sisters and with his children.
In early life Mr. Martin united with the Methodist and lived in that faith until his death.
Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Chas. D. Priest, assisted by Rev. William Mercer and interment took place in the family burial ground in the Lexington cemetery northeast of Bedford, this morning.

[MARTIN, HENRY TEEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1916
The burial of H. T. Martin was postponed until this morning on account of a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adams, getting snow bound in the mountains of Colorado and being unable to get here until this morning.

[MAXWELL, GRACE CONN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1916
Mrs. Grace Maxwell died at the home of her parents, Eli Conn and wife, at Isadora Saturday. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday at 12 o'clock. Interment in the Isadora cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

[MAXWELL, PAINTER STOCKLEY "STOKES"]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1916
M. G. Maxwell received a message Friday announcing the death of his father at Sycamore, Ind., and left for that point immediately. Mr. Maxwell will be away about ten days.

[MAXWELL, PAINTER STOCKLEY "STOKES"]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, June 27, 1916
P. S. Maxwell's Death.
Painter Stockley Maxwell, probably the oldest resident of Howard county, Ind. and believed to be the only person in the county who still had title to land entered from the government of the United States, died Friday, June 16, at his home in Sycamore. His age was 94 years. Death resulted from a complication of old age ailments. The funeral took place at the Friends church in Sycamore Sunday.
In all of the eastern part of Howard county there was no person more widely known than Stokes Maxwell. He had been there so long that he was looked upon as one of the landmarks of the locality. He had been a resident of Howard county continuously for nearly seventy years. The exact date of his arrival has not been ascertained but that he was there as long ago as 1849 is revealed by the fact that the official records of the county show that on May 1, 1849 he was given a deed to 160 acres of land in Jackson township by the United States, the instrument being signed by Zachary Taylor, president. Several years ago, Mr. Maxwell sold half of the 160 acres but the other half he retained, dying possessed of it. He lived on it until about ten years ago, when he moved to Sycamore, where he owned a residence property and four or five lots.
For many years Mr. Maxwell was a breeder of Angus cattle. As such he gained considerable reputation throughout the country. He had one of the finest herds in the United States, as is evidenced by the fact that he once was awarded the sweepstakes prize at the Chicago Fat Stock show. For a long period, he exhibited his herd at state fairs and with marked success.
Mr. Maxwell had been married four times. His last wife was Catherine Miller, a member of one of the oldest families of eastern Howard. Their marriage took place in 1882. Mrs. Maxwell survives. Mathew Maxwell, a son by a former marriage, resides at Bedford, Iowa. There are two grandchildren by a daughter who died several years ago. They are T. E. Windsor of Marion and Mrs. Nora Hollingsworth of Los Angeles, Cal.

[MAXWELL, PAINTER STOCKLEY "STOKES"]
Blockton News (Blockton News), Thursday, June 29, 1916
We note by the Bedford Free Press that M. [athew] G. Maxwell has just returned from Sycamore, Indiana, where he had been called by the death of his father, Painter Stockley Maxwell. His father's age was 94 years and he had been a resident of Howard county, Indiana for about seventy years.

[MCCANN, JAMES WILLIAM]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 21, 1932
ATHELSTAN – Mrs. Anna Rusco and Mrs. Jennie Rusco were called to Clearfield last week by the illness of their father, J. W. McCann. Mr. McCann passed away Saturday morning.

[MCCANN, JAMES WILLIAM]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1932
Obituary – James William McCann, son of James and Margaret McCann, was born in Connersville, Indiana, June 17, 1863 and died at his home in Clearfield April 16, 1932, aged 68 years, 9 months and 29 days.
He spent his early life and also received his education in the vicinity of his birth.
He came to Iowa in his early twenties and located in Warren county, where he met and married Sadie Onstatt Feb. 14, 1887. To this union were born five children, two of whom died in early childhood. Lee W. of Afton and Jennie and Anna Rusco of Athelstan survive. Mrs McCann died April 30, 1900.
Mr. McCann was again married on June 2, 1901, to Mrs. Cassie White Goff of Blockton. To this union were born five children—J. William of Shannon City; Minnie Wessels of Noyes, Minnesota and Wesley, Velma and Cassie of Des Moines.
On Jan. 24, 1887, when a young man, he united with the Christian church and was an active and faithful member of the church as long as physical health permitted.
For about fifteen years Mr. McCann was engaged in the mercantile business, then he took up farming which pursuit he followed until in 1929, when he moved to Diagonal and the following year to Clearfield where he resided until the time of his death.
He met the duties of life and every obligation of citizenship in a manful way and leaves an influence of kindness and unselfishness with all his acquaintances.
He leaves to mourn his death his sorrowing wife, who so lovingly and tenderly cared for him during his illness; three sons, five daughters and one stepson, Joe Goff, of Swea City, to whom he was also a devoted father; ten grandchildren; two half-brothers, Harry and Dan McCann of Connersville, Indiana; other relatives and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. L. Brown in Clearfield Church of Christ and interment in Rose Hill cemetery, Blockton.


[MELTON, SAMUEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 9, 1915
Died in His 88th Year
Samuel Melton, one of the earliest settlers of Montgomery county, who came here in 1868 before the C. B. & Q. railroad was built through this county, died at his home, 409 Hammond st., on Wednesday, Nov. 24, after an illness of about a year. He was in his 88th year and his death was due to a general breaking down due to age.
Mr. Melton was a native of Indiana, born in Harrison county, Aug. 16, 1828. He was married at Corydon, Ind., October 9, 1848, to Miss Elizabeth Grass and they moved from there to Galesburg, Ill. In 1858 they moved to this county, locating south of Red Oak, where Mrs. Melton died, Dec. 19, 1894. Mr. Melton has lived in Red Oak since March [?].
Surviving relatives include six children, as follows: Nora, Miss Ida and C. H. Melton, and Mrs. Louisa Crosthwaite, of Red Oak; Wilford Melton, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Clara Claybaugh, of Gordon, Neb. Four children, Mrs. Isabel Medhurst, John, Mary and Albert, preceded their father to [the] other world. Mr. Melton also leaves 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, as well as two brothers, Henry of Wessington, S. Dak. and David, of Corydon, Ind.
The funeral of Mr. Melton was held at the home at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Nov. 26, Rev. F. N. Willis, D. D., of the M. E. church, being assisted in the service by Rev. J. B. Meloy, of the United Evangelical church. Singing was by Mrs. F. J. Brodby and Mrs. McCorkle and those who acted as pallbearers were Ralph Cooper, Ralph Gilchrist, D. D. Ashby, E. Medhurst, Albert Melton and Russell Crosthwaite. Burial was in the Hewitt cemetery, south of Red Oak.
All the children of Mr. Melton were present at the funeral except Mrs. Claybaugh. Others who came from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Workman and family, from Grant; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cooper, from Elliott; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gilchrist, from Emerson; Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Melton and sons, Albert and Lester, from Shenandoah; Elmer Crawford, of Gravity; Henry Melton of Wessington, S. D.
Deceased was a member of the M. E. church for about 50 years. He was a good man, upright and honest and leaves many friends who extend sincerest sympathy to the members of his family. —Red Oak Sun.
[Note: The birth date on his headstone is August 16, 1829.]

[MINOR, FLORENCE LOUISE MURPHY ALDERSON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, July 12, 1960
Florence Minor Dies at Age 92
Florence L. Minor, 92, died at 10 a. m. today in Greater Community hospital after a several months illness.
The body is at the Keating and Beemer Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are to be announced.
Mrs. Minor lived at 300 ½ S. Division with her daughter for the past three years. Prior to coming to Creston, she lived in Marion Co., Ill. and in Lenox.
Florence L. [ouise] Minor was born Dec. 23, 1867, near Mt. Vernon, Ill. Her parents were Samuel and Nancy Allen Murphy.
In 1884 she married Uriah B. Alderson and lived with him until his death in 1913. She was then married to John P. Minor. Her second husband died in 1927.
Mrs. Minor is survived by two sons, W. Earl Alderson, Corona del Mar, Cal. and Loren F. Alderson, Portland, Ore. and a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Carlton, Creston.
She was a member of the Methodist church in Lenox.

[MINOR, FLORENCE LOUISE MURPHY ALDERSON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, July 13, 1960
Florence Minor Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Florence L. Minor, who died in Creston Tuesday, will be held at the Bender Funeral Home in Lenox at 1:30 p. m. Thursday. Rev. Hugh Williams of the Lenox Methodist Church will officiate.
The body will lie in state at the Keating and Beemer Funeral Home until it is taken at 12: 30 to the Bender Funeral Home to lie in state there until the time of the 1:30 service. The casket will not be opened after the final rites.
Burial will be in the Blockton Cemetery.

[MINOR, FLORENCE LOUISE MURPHY ALDERSON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, July 14, 1960
Minor Services Held in Lenox
LENOX – Funeral services were held at the Bender Funeral Home today at 1:30 p. m. for Florence L. Minor.
Rev. Hugh Williams of the Lenox Methodist church officiated. Casket bearers were Charles Wurster, Karl Wurster, Glenn Henderson, Hurb Tully, Granville Bennett and Lou McFee. Burial was in the Blockton cemetery.
Mrs. Minor died in Creston Tuesday.

[MULLIN, EDWARD JOHN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 9, 1915
Edward Mullin, who has not been in poor [good?] health for several years, passed away at his home northeast of town Sunday evening. It seems that he was up and around the house Sunday as usual but in the evening took a chill and became unconscious and passed away. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception church at Maloy yesterday and interment took place in St. Mary's cemetery.

[MULLIN, ELLEN MALONEY]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, February 20, 1940
CLEARFIELD – Mrs. Ellen Mullin of Maloy died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tommy Shay. The funeral was held at the Catholic church Saturday morning.



[OSTRANDER, ELIZABETH SMALLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1916
Mrs. Ralph Ostrander Dead
Mrs. Ralph Ostrander, formerly a resident of this vicinity, living on a farm north of town, passed away at her home at Martinsburg Tuesday, April 25th, 1916, at the age of about 79 years.
Her maiden name was Elizabeth Smalley. She was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1837 and came to America in 1850. She was united in marriage to Ralph Ostrander in 1856 and to this union twelve children were born. Ten of the children with the husband survive the mother and all were present at the funeral, except two of the children.
The surviving children are Matilda Fleenor, Ottumwa; Frank Ostrander, Ottumwa; Hattie Taylor, Aurora, Nebraska; Milton Ostrander, Melbourne; John Ostrander, Diagonal; Ada Mackey, Gravity; Melvin Ostrander, Kansas City, Kansas; Elmer Ostrander, Giltner, Nebraska and Bertha Zike, Blockton.
The funeral services were held at the home at Martinsburg on Wednesday and interment took place in the cemetery at Hedrick.




[OSTRANDER, RALPH]
Burlington Hawk Eye, February 12, 1922
HEDRICK – Ralph Ostrander, for many years a resident of Hedrick, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Gilliland, in Martinsburg. Mr. Ostrander was in his 94th years. Funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and interment will be made in the Brooks cemetery, west of Hedrick.
Melvin Ostrander of Kansas City is here, called by the illness of his father.

[OSTRANDER, RALPH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 16, 1922
Diagonal Reporter: Word was received Tuesday morning by J. W. Ostrander that his father, Ralph Ostrander, at Martinsburg, had passed away that morning. Mr. Ostrander had reached the advanced age of 94 years and had suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago. J. W. Ostrander and his brother, Mel Ostrander, of Kansas City, who was in Diagonal, left Tuesday afternoon for Martinsburg to be present at the last sad rites.






[PERKINS, MARTHA SARAH MOORE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Martha Sarah Perkins, daughter of Samuel and Jane Moore, was born in Boone county, Indiana, August 1st, 1834, and died at the home of her son, L. W. Perkins, northwest of town, January 29th, 1916, aged 81 years, 5 months and 28 days.
When a young woman she moved with her parents to Wayne county, this state, where her entire life was spent with the exception of a few months spent at the home of her eldest son.
She was united in marriage to Alexander Perkins at Corydon, Wayne county, December 22, 1858. To this union 8 children were born. Three children died in childhood. The surviving children are Leonard W.[atson]  of Taylor county; Samuel H., Walter S., Mrs. G. W. Mead and Arthur G.[arfield] Perkins, of Wayne county.
The husband and father served three years in the Civil war, the wife and mother keeping the home during his absence.
In early life she became a Christian and for many years has been a member of the Christian church at Corydon.
Besides the immediate family she leaves an aged brother in Oklahoma and a number of nephews and nieces in the vicinity of Clearfield besides a host of friends who knew her in life to be a true friend, a kind neighbor and a noble Christian woman.
The body was taken to Wayne county for burial.

[PERKINS, MARTHA SARAH MOORE]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Martha Sarah Perkins, daughter of Samuel and Jane Moore, was born in Boone county, Indiana, August 1st, 1834; died at the home of her eldest son, L. W. Perkins, of Taylor County, January 29th, 1916, age 81 years, 5 months and 28 days.
When a young woman she moved with her parents to Wayne county, Iowa, where she has since resided her entire life, except a few months spent with her son in Taylor County, Iowa.
She was married on December 22, 1858, to Alexander Perkins of Corydon, Iowa. To this union were born eight children, three having died in childhood. The living members are Leonard W.[atson] of Taylor County; Samuel H., Walter S., Cora (Mrs. G. W. Mead) and Arthur G. [arfield] Perkins, of Wayne County, Iowa.
The husband and father served three years in the Civil war, the wife and mother keeping the home during his absence.
Early in life she became a Christian and for many years has been a member of the Christian church at Corydon, Iowa.
Besides the immediate family she is survived by an aged brother living in Oklahoma and a number of nephews and nieces in the vicinity of Clearfield, Iowa,  and hosts of friends to mourn one who in life was a true friend, a kind neighbor and a noble Christian woman.
The funeral service held at the home of her son southwest of Clearfield was brief owing to the fuller service that was held later at Corydon. J. W. Johnson of the Clearfield Christian Church had charge of the services here.

[PERKINS, MARTHA SARAH MOORE]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Mrs. Mead, Walter and Sam Perkins came Saturday from Wayne County, called here by the death of their mother, Mrs. Martha Perkins. They, with Mrs. W. A. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Len Perkins, went with the body to Corydon, Iowa, Monday.

[PIM, IRA J.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 15, 1915
W. [illiam] H. Pim received a message Sunday that his father, I. [ra] J. Pim, who went to Columbus, Montana, about three weeks ago, being in very poor health, passed away at the home of his son at that place Friday night. Mr. Pim left Monday for Red Oak where the funeral will be held, and interment will take place.



[PRINGLE, JAMES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1915
Milton Siemiller and sisters, Misses Dora and Bessie, left Tuesday evening for Valley Junction, called there by the death of their uncle, James Pringle. Mr. Pringle, who was their mother's brother and about 60 years of age, was fatally injured in an accident which occurred near Twenty-ninth street and Terrace Drive, Des Moines, Sunday. It seems that the wagon in which he was riding was overturned, throwing him to the ground where he was kicked in the head or trampled by the horses. He was taken to the Methodist hospital where he was given surgical and medical attention and where he passed away Tuesday morning. The remains will be interred at Knoxville.

[QUICK, WILLIAM WHITE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1932
William White Quick was born May 17, 1862 in Hope, Indiana and passed away at his home near Redding, Iowa, March 15, 1932, aged 69 years, 7 months and 28 days.
Most of his early boyhood was spent in Indiana, later moving to Nebraska, where on September 12, 1890, he was united in marriage to Eliza Miller, who preceded him in death on March 29, 1916.
In 1892 he with his family moved to Iowa and settled near Redding where he spent the remainder of his life.
Since the loss of his wife and because of his lifetime affliction, he spent the greater part of his time reading and was well versed on matters of the day.
Several years ago he became a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in which he took an active part and gained much pleasure.
He leaves to mourn his departure four children, Carl and Glenn of Redding, Mrs. Mary Stephens of Blockton, and Wilma, who at present is a student at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls; four grandchildren, Edith and Edna Stephens and Harold and Kenneth Quick; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Hughes, of Columbus, Indiana; one brother, Evan Quick, of Farmersburg, Ind. and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Mount Ayr, conducted by Dr. Jesse Johnson, pastor of the Mount Ayr United Presbyterian church and were largely attended by neighbors. The funeral services of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was in charge of officers of Mount Ayr lodge No. 169 and the beautiful burial ceremony of the order was conducted at the grave in Redding cemetery, where the body was laid to rest.

[QUICK, WILLIAM WHITE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1932
Will Lamb, of Dannebrog, Nebraska, was here last week attending the funeral of his uncle, W. W. Quick.


[REED, RUSSELL REX]
Greeley Republican (Greeley, Colorado), Tuesday, October 14, 1930
Second Deer Hunter Slain; One Wounded
Aspen, Colo., Oct. 14. – Two hunters carrying carcasses of deer they had shot were mistaken for bucks today and were shot by other hunters. One was killed and the other wounded.
Apparently, the men responsible for the shooting fled after discovering their error, for no one could be found who knew anything of the accidents. Russell Rex Reed, 17, of Monte Vista, died without being able to give a definite account of what happened.
William Rondigan, a soldier from Fort Logan, who also was shot, was not sure from where the bullet came.
The accidents, while of a similar nature, happened several miles apart and within a few hours of each other.
Reed was carrying the carcass of a buck back to camp when a shot was fired from the hillside above him. Another hunter named Shumaker, also from Monte Vista, heard his groans. All Reed could say was:
"Somebody shot me from behind."
Shumaker went for help but it was three hours before the youth could be brought from the timber and he died before medical aid reached him.
An examination disclosed a steel jacketed bullet had penetrated part of the deer carcass Reed was carrying and then penetrated his abdomen, coming out [of] his abdomen. Shumaker said he could find no trace of anyone in the vicinity when he arrived. . . .
Both accidents occurred late yesterday in the timber near Woody Creek, eight miles from here.

[REED, RUSSELL REX]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 16, 1930
Rex Reed Killed
A message was received here Tuesday noon by relatives bearing the sad news that Rex Reed of Monte Vista, Colorado, had been killed that morning while hunting deer. Rex was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Reed of Monte Vista. No particulars as to the young man's death have been received.

[REIDLINGER, CAROLINE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 4, 1915
The home of John Reidlinger at Redding was the scene of a terrible accident Saturday afternoon when the oldest daughter of Mr. Reidlinger and wife received burns from which she died Sunday morning about 9 o'clock. It seems the little girl, who was about twelve years of age, was ironing and undertook to hurry up the fire by the use of kerosene when an explosion occurred, blowing the stove to pieces, we understand and setting the little girl's clothing on fire and frightfully burning her before the fire could be smothered out. It will be remembered that the little girl's mother has been in a hospital for some time.

[REYNOLDS, HORTENSE R. BOWE]
Eldora Herald-Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), Thursday, October 27, 1932
Mrs. Reynolds Dies in Crash
Woman Well Known Here Killed by Automobile
Mrs. Hortense Reynolds, 79 years old, well known by Eldora residents and who has often visited and lived here was killed late Tuesday afternoon in Atlantic City when she was run down by an automobile.
Mrs. Reynolds was in Atlantic City putting on her famous play "Lost Princess Bo-Peep: for a nurses association there. She was walking down one of the streets in the city when the accident occurred. She died instantly.
The driver of the car which struck her, George Yhualzumbi, a Japanese, was arrested and held on a charge of manslaughter.
Mrs. Reynolds has for the past four years been house mother at the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house at Ames but was forced into retirement from that work through an age requirement and returned to the work she did so many years.
Mrs. Reynolds was a sister of Mrs. William Porter of Eldora and [words unreadable].
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by two grandchildren, Hortense Reynolds Eckles of Lynchburg, Va. and Harriet Reynolds of New York City.
Mrs. Reynolds was born at Toledo, Iowa and came to Eldora in about 1870, her husband running a grocery store here. She lived here for several years until she and her husband were divorced.
She was made supervisor of the West Des Moines schools for several years and then resigned to take up the dramatic work with which she was connected for the rest of her life, beginning this work in about 1908 with the [words unreadable] operettas. Her niece, Hortense Porter, joined her in this work and they made a great success of it, working all of the middle west, the south and the east.
A daughter is buried here as is her son, Hal, who died about two years ago.
Mrs. Reynolds was a charter member of the first chapter of P. E. O. in Des Moines and made quite a name for herself as conductor of the choir at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Des Moines, with which church she was affiliated for a number of years.

[REYNOLDS, HORTENSE R. BOWE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 3, 1932
Mrs. Hortense Reynolds, 75, of Ames, was killed in Atlantic City, N. J., on Tuesday of last week when struck by an automobile. Mrs. Reynolds was the mother of Hal Reynolds, formerly of Bedford, and was in Atlantic City to direct an operetta.

[REYNOLDS, HORTENSE R. BOWE]
Eldora Herald-Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), Thursday, November 3, 1932
On every hand one hears many fine tributes of praise and respect to Mrs. Hortense R. Reynolds. She was a familiar figure in Eldora, always dressed in purple or shades of that color. She was a woman of personality. Life dealt her many hard blows, but she met them with a gallant courage and without whimpering. She loved good music. The operettas which she produced were not cheap and tawdry. Children enjoyed the rhythmic and artistic dances. Sleep on, dear friend, under the trees you loved. Take rest, where you rested on that lovely May afternoon of the day when you last visited Eldora.



[RUBART, CECIL EDMUND]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, February 9, 1915
Dies of Injuries Received Coasting
Cecil Rubart Succumbs After Accident Sliding at School Boy Thrown from Sled and Hurt Internally—Dies Monday Morning—Funeral Services to be Held in Bedford Wednesday Afternoon
Last Friday forenoon Cecil Rubart, the eleven years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roe Rubart of Ross township received injuries while coasting that resulted in his death at 6:30 Monday morning.
The accident occurred at the District No 6 school during the forenoon recess period while all of the pupils were coasting down a nearby hill. It seems from the version of the affair given by playmates that the rope attached to the sled was trailing behind and caught on some obstruction when the sled was at high speed, causing the sled to turn over throwing the boy who fell face downward, striking with great force on his abdomen across the sled. He was picked up by his companions as soon as possible and taken to the schoolhouse and as his pain continued, he was taken to the home of Will Dorr and his father called by phone who came with a buggy and took him home. Dr. Archer was called immediately and in a short time the pain was allayed. It was thought that he would recover, but on Sunday night he was feverish and restless but with no alarming symptoms until a few minutes before he expired.
This is a severe blow to Mr. and Mrs. Rubart, as Cecil was their only child left, another son having died two or three years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Elder W. E. Robb. Interment will be in the Graceland cemetery west of town.

[RUBART, CECIL EDMUND]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 18, 1915
Cecil Rubart, aged 11 years, while coasting with the other school children near his home in Ross township recently, received injuries resulting in his death.

[SANDERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 1, 1932
George W. Sanders Dead
G. [eorge] W. [ashington] Sanders, formerly living south of town, died quite suddenly at his home at Grant City Monday. Funeral services were held at Isadora yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.



[SCOTT, ANNA ZORA RIDGE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 3, 1941
Obituary – Anna Zora Scott
Anna Zora Ridge, daughter of Thomas and Cathern Ridge, deceased, was born Nov. 6, 1872 and died at the family home south of Blockton Wednesday, June 25, 1941 at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 19 days.
In March 1888 she confessed her faith in Christ and took membership with what was known as the Pleasant Ridge congregation, later transferring her membership to the Blockton Christian Church where she was a member at the time of her death.
Sept. 28, 1892 she was married to John W. [illiam] Scott. There were no children born to this union, but Mrs. Scott expressed her love for motherhood in being a mother to all who entered her home. She was extremely devoted to her home and to her church.
She is survived by her husband, John W. Scott of the home; Mrs. Eldora Fulwider of Blockton, Luther Ridge of Columbia, Mo.; Mina Frederick of Massena and Effie Frederick of Sheridan; nine nieces and thirteen nephews. Her parents and one brother, Howard Ridge preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Friday afternoon by her cousin, Rev. L. B. Day, assisted by Rev. E. B. Stewart of the Methodist church of Blockton. Burial was in the Tent Chapel cemetery.

[SCOTT, JOHN WILLIAM]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 8, 1956
Obituary – John William Scott
John William Scott, son of Edward and Margaret Scott, was born July 28, 1870 in Worth county, Mo., and died at Ringgold county hospital, Feb. 27, 1956, at the age of 85 years, six months, 29 days.
When about two years of age his mother passed away. His father died Oct. 7, 1926. He lived with his father on a farm north of Isadora and as soon as he was old enough, he helped with the farm work. At the age of 15 he confessed his faith in Christ and placed his membership with what was known as the Pleasant Ridge congregation. Later he transferred his membership to the Blockton Christian church where he was a member at the time of his death. He was a charter member of the church.
On Sept. 28, 1892, he was married to Anna Zora Ridge. Mrs. Scott died June 25, 1941. Since that time, he has lived alone on his farm south of Blockton.
He leaves cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends to mourn.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Blockton Christian church, conducted by Rev. John Huntington. Burial at Tent Chapel cemetery.

[SCOTT, LOIS LURINE CARR FRUTIGER]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, May 4, 1989
Lois Lurine Scott – Lois Lurine Scott, 84, St. Joseph, died Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 1989, at a St. Louis health care center.
Born in Blockton, Iowa, she had resided in St. Joseph since 1917 and had resided in St. Louis, Mo., since 1987.
She was employed as a secretary in the maternity unit of St. Joseph Hospital before her retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a volunteer for the Inter-Serv R. S. V. P., a 50 year member of St. Joseph Chapter 198, Order of Eastern Star and a member of American Association of Retired Persons.
Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Frutiger, in 1932, a brother, Rex H. Carr, in 1986 and a cousin W. D. Driver of Faucett, Mo.
Survivors: three cousins, Frank C. Crooks, Jefferson City, Mo., Bill G. Crooks, Taylor, Mich.; Lorraine Crews, Columbia, Mo.
Memorial Graveside Services are pending under the direction of Meierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home.

[SCOTT, MARIA ELLEN REID]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1915
J. [ohn] W. [illiam] Scott received word from Peebles, Ohio, Monday that his stepmother, Mrs. Ed. Scott, had died March 18th. She was sick only five days. She had many friends in this vicinity and they will regret to learn of her death.

[SHARP, FRANCIS MARION]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1916
R. C. King, Mrs. P. P. Ledgerwood and Mrs. M. C. Sharp of this place and Mrs. C.[assius] M. King, of Athelstan, went to St. Joseph Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. King's father, F. [rancis] M.[arion] Sharp, who died at his home in St. Joseph on Wednesday of paralysis. Mr. Sharp was a brother of the late W. G. Sharp of this place and had resided in St. Joseph a number of years. He was 72 or 73 years of age. The funeral was held at the home in St. Joseph and interment took place at Wetmore, Kansas.

[SMART, GREENBERRY B.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1916
Mrs. L. R. Hibbs and Mrs. J. A. West received word Friday that their brother, G. B. Smart, had died at the home of his son, near Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Smart was 82 years old and has been an invalid for about two years.

[SMART, GREENBERRY B.]
Belle Plaine News (Belle Plaine, Kansas), Thursday, March 9, 1916
Green Berry Smart was born in Highland County, Ohio, March 22, 1834. He was married August 2, 1855, to Ellen Siders, who departed this life May 19, 1903. To this union were born nine children, one dying in infancy. He came to Kansas in October 1870, residing first in Marshall and then in McPherson county, coming to Sumner county in 1893. He came to Belle Plaine in June 1901 and died at the home of his son, W. J. Smart of Derby, March 2, 1916 at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 11 days.
He obeyed the gospel in 1855 and was ordained Elder in the Church of Christ at the Osborne School House in Marshall County and served in that capacity at Empire, McPherson County and also at Rome, Sumner County. He lived to see all of his children members of the Church.
The surviving children are: R. V. Smart of Wichita, Mrs. A. C. Stocker of Harper, B. B. Smart of Westmoreland, Miss Rhoda Smart of Derby, Mrs. A. E. Marshall of Belle Plaine, W. J. Smart of Derby, J. H. Smart of Rago and Mrs. Alta Buchanan of Denver, Colorado. He also leaves twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren to mourn his departure. All the children were present except the youngest daughter, Mrs. Alta Buchanan. The funeral services were conducted by Elder J. D. Boyer of Belle Plaine and he was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Belle Plaine cemetery.  D. C. M.

[SMITH, FRANSINA "SINA" CODDINGTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Francina Coddington Smith, eldest child of Charles and Damaris Coddington, was born June 22, 1858 in the state of Indiana and departed this life April 6, 1938 at her home in Clearfield, after an illness of three days.
Her early life was spent in Indiana and Iowa. The first twelve years were spent in the former state. The family came to Iowa and settled west of what is now Diagonal, in a locality known as Goshen. She lived with her parents at this locality until she was eighteen years of age and all this time receiving very strict and careful religious training.
On Nov. 8, 1876, she was united in marriage to Isaac Smith. They made their home northwest of Clearfield on a farm near the old Caplinger schoolhouse. While in this community, Mrs. Smith confessed her Christ and united with the church, which was held at the schoolhouse, two miles north of their home.
One child, Lucy Agnes, was born to this union, who died at the age of four months. Later, in 1896, Ralph Raymond was adopted and helped them complete their home.
About 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to town because of Mr. Smith's poor health. It was on Jan. 23, 1916 that he departed this life. Since that time Mrs. Smith has lived alone.
From the day of her conversion over fifty years ago she has been an active, loyal and constant attendant and member of the Methodist church, being one of the charter members here at Clearfield. All these years, whenever her health permitted, she has attended Sunday School and church services, Ladies Aid, and Missionary meetings. She has certainly served the Master long and faithfully. The Church will miss her greatly.
She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Ralph Raymond, two brothers, Enoch of Grainland, Sask. Canada and Norman of Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Stabl of Ellendale, N. Dak., Mary Bentley of Blockton, Iowa and Melissa Talley of Eureka, Kansas. Also, four grandsons, as well as a host of friends. Truly we will miss Francina Smith from our daily life.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Friday afternoon. Her pastor, Rev. M. O. McKenzie, conducted the service. Interment was in Clearfield cemetery.
[Note: The first name is spelled Fransina on her headstone.]

[SMITH, FRANSINA "SINA" CODDINGTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1938
Pioneer Goes
Mrs. Sina Smith died at her home near the Methodist church at about 9:30 Wednesday forenoon. She lived but two days after suffering a severe stroke Monday morning.
Mrs. Smith has lived in the community from the date of the founding of the town. Her husband's father was one of the first merchants, coming in from a farm, and having a store on the east side of Broadway, where the Bye Garage now stands. There is an adopted son, Ralph Smith, of Blockton. We will publish a complete obituary next week.

[SMITH, FRANSINA "SINA" CODDINGTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Mrs. Sina Smith Dead
Mrs. Sina Smith, one of the pioneer residents of Clearfield, died on Wednesday morning of last week following a severe stroke Monday morning. Ralph Smith of this place is an adopted son and Mrs. Mary Bentley a sister of the deceased. Funeral services were held at Clearfield Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were attended by Blockton relatives.

[SMITH, FRANSINA "SINA" CODDINGTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938
Francina Coddington Smith, eldest child of Charles and Damaris Coddington, was born June 22, 1858, in the state of Indiana and departed this life, April 6, 1938, at her home in Clearfield, after an illness of three days.
Her early life was spent in Indiana and Iowa. The first twelve years were spent in the former state. The family came to Iowa and settled west of what is now Diagonal, in a locality known as Goshen. She lived with her parents at this locality until she was eighteen years of age and all this time receiving very strict and careful religious training.
On Nov. 8, 1876, she was united in marriage to Isaac Smith. They made their home northwest of Clearfield on a farm, near the old Caplinger schoolhouse. While in this community, Mrs. Smith confessed her Christ and united with the church, which was held at the schoolhouse, two miles north of their home.
One child, Lucy Agnes, was born to this union, who died at the age of four months. Later, in 1896, Ralph Raymond was adopted and helped them complete their home.
About 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to town because of Mr. Smith's poor health. It was on Jan. 13, 1916 that he departed this life. Since that time Mrs. Smith has lived alone.
From the day of her conversion over fifty years ago, she has been an active, loyal and constant attendant and member of the Methodist church, being one of the charter members here at Clearfield. All these years, whenever her health permitted, she has attended Sunday School and church services, Ladies Aid and Missionary meetings. She has certainly served the Master long and faithfully. The Church will miss her greatly.
She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Ralph Raymond, two brothers, Enoch of Grainland, Sack. Canada and Norman of Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Stahl, of Ellendale, N. Dak., Mary Bentley of Blockton, Iowa and Melissa Talley of Eureka, Kansas. Also four grandsons, as well as a host of friends. Truly we will miss Francina Smith from our daily life.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Friday afternoon. Her pastor, Rev. M. O. McKenzie, conducted the service. Interment was in Clearfield cemetery.



[SMITH, ISAAC F., 1848 – 1916]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, January 20, 1916
Obituary – Isaac Smith
Isaac Smith, son of W. [illiam] D. [avis] and Hannah Smith, was born June 7th, 1848, in Davis Co., Iowa and departed this life at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, on January 13th, 1916.
He moved from Davis Co. in 1871 and settled near Clearfield. He has made his home in this locality ever since. Six years ago, he with his family, left the old farm home and have since resided in Clearfield.
Of Mr. Smith's own family, there are four brothers still living. They are—John P. Smith of Jerome, Idaho; Chas. Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; Robert Smith and Ellis Smith of Colbert, Washington.
He was united in marriage to Miss J. Fransina Coddington on November 8th, 1872. To this union was born one child, Lucy Agnes, who died in infancy.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one adopted son, Ralph R. [aymond] Smith, of Blockton, Iowa; four brothers, his wife's father, Mr. C. W. Coddington; together with other relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. Smith was a man who loved his home and home life, an affectionate husband, and true friend. He was always ready to help look after the needs of others. He leaves a vacant place in the home and in the community.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Carlson; interment in Clearfield cemetery.

[SMITH, ISAAC F., 1848 – 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1916
Isaac Smith, a resident of Clearfield and vicinity since 1871 and well known by many of our readers, died at his home in Clearfield January 13th. Ralph Smith, of this place, is an adopted son.



[SNODGRASS, EVA MAE MENDENHALL ANDERSON]
Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), Wednesday, September 19, 1956
Mrs. Snodgrass Dies Here at 78
Mrs. Eva Mae Snodgrass, 78, of 204 Seventh st., West Des Moines, died of a stroke Wednesday at Broadlawns General Hospital after a six-day illness.
Born at Ewing, Mo., Mrs. Snodgrass had lived in West Des Moines 42 years and was a member of the West Des Moines Christian Church.
Services will be at 11 a. m. Friday at the McLaren Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blockton.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Anderson of Blockton and Alva Anderson of West Des Moines; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Lousin of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Bosch of Hollywood, Cal. and six grandchildren.

[SNODGRASS, FREDERICK WINFIELD "FRED"]
Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), Saturday, December 31, 1949
F. W. Snodgrass Funeral Monday
Services for Frederick W. [infield], 74, of 204 Seventh st., West Des Moines, will be at 10:30 a. m. Monday at McLaren's funeral home. Burial will be at Blockton.
Mr. Snodgrass died at Broadlawns General hospital Friday after a several month illness. He had lived in West Des Moines 35 years and was employed by the West Des Moines Sand Co. until he became ill.
Surviving are his widow, Eva; two stepsons, Charles Anderson of Blockton and Alva Anderson of West Des Moines; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Opal M. Lousin, Chicago, Ill., and six grandchildren.





[THARP, CHARLES' INFANT, - 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1916
Charles Tharp and wife were called upon to part with one of their twin babies, the little girl, by death last Thursday evening. The funeral services and burial took place Friday.

[TRAMMEL, JOE'S INFANT, - 1932]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 24, 1932
GRANT CITY TIMES – Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trammel lost their infant babe last night. Mrs. Trammel is reported as being fairly well this morning.

[VARVIL, ELIZA ANN FUQUA]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, March 17, 1927
Mrs. Eliza A. Varvil, sixty-three years old, widow of John H. Varvil, died last night at the home of her son, James N. Varvil, R. F. D. No. 6, near the water company reservoirs. Besides the son there are two daughters surviving, Mrs. Perry H. Stewart, St. Louis, and Mrs. Pearl Matherly, Springfield, Mo. The body is at Heaton-BeGole's.

[WAKE, DALE, 1908 - 1915]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1915
Route Two. Chester Wake and wife buried their little son, Dale, at Isadora Sunday afternoon.

[WALDRON, CHARLES, REV. FATHER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 21, 1915
Father Waldron Dead
The Rev. Father Charles Waldron of the Catholic church at Maloy [words missing] Des Moines. Father Waldron went to Des Moines Monday afternoon and had called at the home to attend a conference of priests and was stricken soon after entering the house. Father Waldron was seventy years of age and was apparently enjoying the best of health when he left Maloy. He came to Maloy about a year ago from the Elkhart parish where he was pastor for several years. Burial will take place in Des Moines tomorrow, we understand.



[WARE, NADINE FRANCES MARY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1916
John Reeves and wife, of Villisca, came yesterday, called here by the death of their little granddaughter, little Nadine Ware.

[WEAVER, JOHN ERNEST]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 9, 1961
Gary Weaver's lose infant at Omaha, burial at Athelstan
The day old son of Mr and Mrs Gary L Weaver of Millard, Nebr, died in Omaha early Monday morning, the graveside service to be at Athelstan cemetery on Friday at 2 p m. Friends may call at Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda any time Thursday evening or Friday morning.
The Rev Clem Keyes of the Church of the Nazarene will be in charge of the brief services for John Ernest Weaver. The mother is the former Mary Lou Sayler and a sister is Kimberley Rae, 1.

[WILEY, PEARL WINEINGER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1916
Word comes from Grant City that Mrs. Jesse Wiley, formerly Miss Pearl Wineinger and daughter of J. C. Wineinger and wife, died early yesterday morning after a short illness with measles and pneumonia.

[WILKERSON, EDMUND]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1916
Edmund Wilkerson Dead
Edmund Wilkerson passed away at his home in Blockton Monday evening about 8:30, after a few hours illness.
Mr. Wilkerson and family, former residents of Redding and Mount Ayr and later of Des Moines, moved here three weeks ago and located in the Z. P. Weese property south of the M. B. O'Neil residence. Since moving here Mr. Wilkerson has been working at the carpenter trade but as he was feeling well on Monday morning did not work that day. He was downtown several times during the day and secured some medicine of a physician. He was taken critically ill in the evening and was beyond human aid by the time a physician reached the [house].

[WILKERSON, EDMUND]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1916
Edmund Wilkerson, son of Robert A. Wilkerson and wife, was born near Princeton, Mercer county, Missouri, November 4th, 1863 and departed this life at the home in Blockton May 1, 1916 at 8:30 p. m., aged 52 years, 5 months and 27 days.
On November 8, 1890, he was united in marriage to Olive B. [lanche] Pollard at Bloomfield, this state. To this union two children were born—Mrs. Chas. Griffith, of Redding, and Otis Parvin Wilkerson, of Blockton.
He leaves to mourn his departure, besides the bereaved widow and children, one grandchild, Rex Griffith; father, Robert A. Wilkerson, of Canby, Oregon; four brothers, Samuel and James Wilkerson, of Canby, Oregon; John Wilkerson, of Kansas and Munroe Wilkerson, of Oklahoma; also, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Calvert, of Trenton, Missouri and Mrs. Mollie O'Connor, none of whom were able to be present. Mr. Wilkerson was preceded to the home beyond by two brothers, Duncan R. and George Wilkerson, and also by two sisters, Alice Wilkerson and Mrs. Rachel Haney.
In February 1915, Mr. Wilkerson, together with his wife, united with the Christian church at Mt. Ayr and continued in this fellowship until his death, though having removed his residence several months ago.
Mr. Wilkerson was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Mount Ayr and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Capitol Lodge No. 14, Des Moines.
Though a resident of Blockton for only a few weeks the deceased had won the respect of all who came to know him and these together with the many friends of Mt. Ayr united with the bereaved family in mourning his loss.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Ayr Christian church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Chas. D. Priest, pastor of the Blockton Christian church and interment took place in the Mt. Ayr cemetery.

[WILLIAMS, HARVEY ALBERT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1932
H. [arvey] A. [lbert] Williams, formerly of this place, died at his home in Hydro, Oklahoma, Sunday morning. Mr. Williams and family left here some 24 years ago. He was 82 or 83 years of age.

[WILLIAMS, HARVEY ALBERT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1932
Harvey Albert Williams was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, near Cambridge, Jan. 11, 1848, and died at Hydro, Oklahoma, Jan. 16, 1932, at the age of 84 years and 5 days.
When a small boy, he, with his parents, went to Indiana, a little later to Illinois and then to northern Iowa. Here he enlisted in the 21st Iowa infantry and served till the close of the Civil war. He was seriously injured in action but was soon back in the ranks.
After the close of the war he was graduated from college at Old Linox, Iowa, and took one year in medicine.
In 1874 he was married to Anna M. Henry and located on a farm in Taylor county, Iowa. He remained in that county till 1909 when he came to Hydro where he has since lived.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Williams, one son, Charles Earl, preceding him in death in 1913.
Mr. Williams confessed his faith and was buried in Christian baptism and united with the Church of Christ after coming to Hydro. He remained an active worker and supporter of the church till the time of his death.
The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Emmett Williams of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. C. H. Hatfield, Mrs. T. S. Stevens, and Dr. S. E. Williams of Hydro, and fifteen grandchildren.       
He leaves also many friends who grieve at his departure.
The funeral was conducted at the Church of Christ on Jan. 19, by Mr. John T. Thompson, minister, of Enid.

[WILLIAMS, SAMUEL BRUCE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1916
Word was received here Saturday of the death of Samuel Williams, formerly an old resident of the vicinity of Redding. His death occurred at a hospital in Clinton. Mr. Williams was an uncle of our townsman, H. L. Carr, being a brother of his mother, Mrs. I. J. Zook, of near Redding.

[WILLIAMS, SAMUEL BRUCE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 20, 1916
I. J. Zook, of Redding, went to Clinton last week to attend the funeral of Samuel Williams, who passed away at a hospital at that place. Mr. Williams formerly lived east of Redding, moving from there to Dakota and later to Clinton. He was a brother of Mrs. Zook.

[WISDOM, JOSEPHUS S. "JOE"]
Fremont Tribune (Fremont, Nebraska), Wednesday, December 14, 1932
J. S. Wisdom Dies Early Wednesday Heart Trouble is Cause of Death
Josephus S. Wisdom, 72, died at his home, [?] East Military Avenue at 8:25 Wednesday morning. His death was caused by heart trouble with which he had suffered the past several years. He was confined to his home the greater share of the time the past four months.
Mr. Wisdom had resided in Fremont since 1915 when he brought his father to this city [?] He was born October 9, l857 in Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa. His marriage to Laura Shearer took place at Bedford, Ia, September 14, 1880 and this couple lived in Iowa until the fall of 1882 when they came to Nebraska to live on a timber claim near Hartington. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Fremont two years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Fremont both shared in the experiences of the Nebraska pioneer, the house on his homestead being blown away in a windstorm in 1884. No one was injured as the family had taken refuge in the storm cellar. Mr. Wisdom also lived through the blizzard of 1888. He was forced to retire from the farm because of rheumatism and moved his family to Coleridge where they lived for six years before coming to Fremont. He was a member of the First Methodist church in this city.
Surviving are his wife and eight children, Orville of Kimball; Mrs. Daisy Kelly, Alliance; Mrs. Nellie Huston, Hartington; Mrs. Ona Kerlin, Fremont; Miss Merle Wisdom, Norfolk; Mrs. Mabel Yaryan, Fremont; Ivan, Wilbur, and Dean, Alliance; 12 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at the Fred Bader Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Hal R. Schenck, pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be made in Ridge cemetery.
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[WISDOM, JOSEPHUS S. "JOE"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 29, 1932
Seph Wisdom, a former resident of this place many years ago, died the forepart of last week at his home at Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of about 72 years. The deceased was a son of Bert Wisdom and a nephew of the late P. J. Wisdom, his father residing many years ago where Robert O. Ford now lives. Mr. Wisdom was a cousin of Mrs. Susie Thompson and Mrs. E. S. Drake of this place and married a sister of the late John Shearer.

[WISDOM, LAURA ISABELLE SHEARER]
Fremont Tribune (Fremont, Nebraska), Monday, March 7, 1938
Stroke Fatal Saturday to Mrs. Wisdom
Mrs. Laura Isabelle Wisdom, 76, died at a local hospital Saturday afternoon, following a brief illness. She suffered a stroke at a quilting party at her home Wednesday afternoon and never regained consciousness. She apparently had been in good health up to that time.
Mrs. Wisdom was born in Conway, Ia., November 19, 1861. Her marriage to J. [osephus] S. Wisdom took place at Bedford, Ia., September 14, 1880 and the couple lived in Iowa until the fall of 1882 when they came to Nebraska to prove up on a timber claim near Hartington.
The couple shared in the experiences of Nebraska pioneers. The house on their homestead was blown away in a windstorm in 1884, but no one was injured as the family had taken refuge in the storm cellar. They also went through the blizzard of 1888.
From the farm the family moved to Coleridge where they lived until moving to Fremont in 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Wisdom observed their golden wedding anniversary in this city September 14, 1930. Mr. Wisdom's death occurred December 14, 1932.
Mrs. Wisdom was a member of the Methodist church of Fremont and belonged to Circle 1 and the Woman's Foreign Missionary society of that church, the Eastern Star, American Legion auxiliary and Woman's Relief corps.
Eight children survive. They are Orville of Kimball; Mrs. Daisy Kelly, Alliance; Mrs. Nellie Morton, Hartington; Mrs. Harry Kerlin, Fremont; Miss Merle Wisdom, Norfolk; Mrs. Wayne Yaryan, Fremont; Ivan of Longmont, Colo., and Dean of Boise, Idaho. Thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Morrison, Wessington, S. D. and Mrs. Tip Richards, Benkelman, also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Fred Bader chapel, with Rev. E. H. Maynard, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.

[WISDOM, MOSES BURTON "BURT"]
Beatrice Daily Express (Beatrice, Nebraska), Thursday, April 19, 1917
Old Resident of Blue Springs Passes Away
Blue Springs, April 19. – Special to the Daily Express. – M. B. Wisdom, one of this city's old residents, died at his home Monday evening after an illness of several months. He was aged eighty-three years, seven months and six days.
Moses Burton Wisdom was born September 10, 1843 in Boone county, Mo. He moved to Davis county, Ia., in 1834 where he was married to Elizabeth Stoffle. They located in Ringgold county. In 1882 the deceased came to Gage county, settling on a farm east of Blue Springs. In 1884 he was married to Mrs. Sarah Knox. He retired from farming in 1902, moving to Blue Springs, where he resided up to his death.
The deceased united with the Baptist church at an early age and was a faithful member until death. He is survived by eight children. They are J. [osephus] S. Wisdom of Coleridge, Neb., Mrs. J. N. Hill of Wymore, Silas and Sherman Wisdom of Ritter, Ore., Carl and Sylvia of Des Moines, Ia., Dorothy of Council Bluffs, Ia., and Williss of Kansas City. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held from the United Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Undercoffer, assisted by Rev. Mr. Markham of the Baptist church at Wymore and Rev. Mr. Hedge of the United Brethren church at Blue Springs. Two of the children were present. Interment was made in the Blue Springs cemetery.

[WISDOM, MOSES BURTON "BURT"]
Beatrice Daily Express (Beatrice, Nebraska), Friday, April 20, 1917
Leaves Part of Property to Baptist Church
The will of the late M. B. Wisdom of Blue Springs was filed for probate in the county court this morning. The estate of the deceased comprises property valued at $700. By the terms of the will Josephus Wisdom, a son, is named as executor.
The estate is valued at about $8,000. Three sons are left $1,000 each and one daughter is to receive $30.00 semi-annually as interest on $l,000. The other children of the deceased, two sons and two daughters, have been provided for, according to the will.
The rest of the estate is left to the Nebraska Baptist state convention, an incorporated body.

[WISDOM, MOSES BURTON "BURT"]
Blockton News (Blockton News), Thursday, April 26, 1917
Word has been received by Mrs. M. A. Eaton that her brother, M. [oses] B. [urton] Wisdom, died at his at Blue Springs, Nebraska, on April 16th. Mr. Wisdom will be remembered as a former resident of this vicinity for many years.


[YOUNG, NORMA, - 1932]
Blockton News (Blockton News), Thursday, November 17, 1932
ATHELSTAN – Wm. Young left Saturday for Elwood, Kansas, to attend the funeral of his granddaughter, Miss Norma Young, who was killed by a truck Thursday while on her way to school.