Obituaries
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[ALLEN, MARTHA THOMPSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 2, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Martha Thompson Allen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. K. Smith in Omaha April 2, at the age of 75 years.

[ALLEN, MARTHA THOMPSON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 6, 1911
BLOCKTON – Mrs. Allen, mother of Mrs. Car[r], died at her daughter's home, Mrs. Babsor [Babson], in Omaha, Sunday and was brought here Tuesday for burial by the side of her husband in Rose Hill cemetery. The funeral was at the Christian church at 2:30 p. m.

[ALLEN, MARTHA THOMPSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 13, 1911
Mrs. Martha Thompson Dead.
Mrs. Martha Thompson died at the home of her daughter at Omaha April 2 and was buried at her old home at Blockton Tuesday afternoon, funeral services conducted by Rev. Shenter of Blockton. Interment at Rose Hill cemetery. She leaves to mourn her death six children, Mrs. H. I. Carr of Blockton, A. C. Allen of Cedar Rapids, J. B. Allen of Arlington, Kans., Mrs. Katherine Babson, Mrs. Golding and Mrs. Eva Smith of Omaha.





[AMICK, ARRABELLA CAUSEY]
Jamestown Weekly Alert (Jamestown, North Dakota), Thursday, October 5, 1916
Death of Mrs. Andrew Amick
Pettibone Spectator: The sudden death of Mrs. Andrew Amick, who resided at the home of her son, Lawrence, east of Marstonmoor, was reported to us Thursday forenoon. Mrs. Amick arose from bed Thursday morning feeling fine, but soon began to feel ill and one of those at the house was immediately dispatched to Ellis Amick's, a distance of three quarters of a mile, to get some medicine, but the illness proved to be a forerunner of a serious attack of heart trouble, to which she succumbed before the medicine was received.
Mrs. Amick was over 75 years of age and was one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of western Stutsman county.

[AMICK, ARRABELLA CAUSEY]
Jamestown Weekly Alert (Jamestown, North Dakota), Thursday, October 12, 1916
WOODWORTH – Miss Addie Proctor left for Redding, Iowa, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Andrew Amick, who died last Sept. 28 at Pettibone.

[AMICK, ARRABELLA CAUSEY]
Jamestown Weekly Alert (Jamestown, North Dakota), Thursday, October 19, 1916
WOODWORTH – Lawrence and Ellis Amick have returned from Redding, Iowa, where they attended the funeral of their mother.

[ANDERSON, ELLA JANE MCKISSICK]
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, September 14, 1939
Mrs. J. R. Anderson, 77, Former Resident, Dies
Mrs. J. R. Anderson, 77, a resident of Bedford and community for many years, died in a Pueblo, Colo. Hospital, Friday, Sept. 8 after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held at the Wilson Mortuary in her hometown of Canon City, Colo., on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9 and the body was brought to Bedford for burial in the Fairview cemetery.
The body arrived in Bedford Monday accompanied by a sister and brother, Mrs. Lulu McCorkle of Canon City and James McKissick of Chicago. The Rebekah burial service was given at the grave, Mrs. Anderson having been a member of Golden Rule Rebekah lodge of Bedford for many years. Prayer was also offered by Rev. Stanley Schlick, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
Ella Jane McKissick, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McKissick, was born Oct. 23, 1862 at Farmington, Ill. She moved with her parents to Platteville, Iowa, where she was married April 2, 1885 to J. [ohn] R. [ankin] Anderson. Following a residence at Alliance, Nebr., the Andersons moved to Bedford, which place was their home for many years. To them was born one daughter, Lulu F. [erne] Anderson, who is now a resident of Mason City, Iowa. Mr. Anderson died in 1920 and later Mrs. Anderson and daughter moved from Bedford to Canon City, Colo.

Surviving with the daughter are five sisters and two brothers. They are Mrs. Lillian Hamilton and James McKissick of Chicago; Miss Nan McKissick, Mrs. Lulu McCorkle, Miss Pearl McKissick and Mrs. Gertrude Cramer of Canon City; Walter McKissick of Pittsburgh, Penn. The daughter was unable to be present for the burial services on account of illness.

[ANDERSON, JAMES OSCAR]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 5, 1933
J. O. Anderson Dies In Bedford
J. [ames] O. [scar] Anderson, 70, died at his home in Bedford Tuesday after an illness of several years. The funeral services were held at the Walker & Shum Funeral Home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. The services were in charge of the Masonic lodge of Siam. Burial was in the mausoleum.
Oscar Anderson was born in Marshall township, March 9, 1863, and grew to manhood in Taylor county. He had spent his entire life, with the exception of six months spent in Arkansas, in this county. He was married to Miss Nellie Bedwell at Adel, Iowa, Aug. 25, 1899.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Wilma Anderson at home, two brothers, K. A. Anderson of New Market and Oliver Anderson of Conway; three sisters, Mrs. George Eppers and Mrs. Nora Larson of Conway and Mrs. Minnie Spring of Corning. There are also five nieces and six nephews.
Mr. Anderson resided on a farm in Taylor county until the year 1911 when he moved to Bedford. He served on the city council of Bedford for fourteen years and was financial secretary of the Odd Fellow lodge of Bedford, of which he was a member for ten years. He was also a member of the A. F. & A. M., the Eastern Star chapter and of the Zaggazig Order of the Shrine at Des Moines.

[ANDERSON, JAMES OSCAR]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1933
SIAM – The members of Plumb lodge No. 285 A. F. & A. M. drove to Bedford Thursday where they gave the Masonic funeral service for one of their members, Oscar Anderson.

[ANDERSON, LULU FERNE]
Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), Monday, October 6, 1941
ANDERSON, Lulu, 48, died in the hospital of the I. O. O. F. home early Monday. The body was taken to Bedford, Iowa, where funeral services will be conducted by members of the Rebekah lodge Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Wetmore funeral home. Burial will be at Bedford. The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge.

[ANDERSON, LULU FERNE]
Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), Monday, October 6, 1941
Lulu Anderson, 48, Succumbs
Ten year Illness Ends in Death for Resident of Home
Lulu S. Anderson, 48, a resident of the I. O. O. F. home here since December of 1933, died in the hospital of the home at 2:45 a. m. Monday after an illness of 10 years.
Miss Anderson came to the home from Canon City, Colo. She was born Aug. 8, 1893, at Austin, Ill. She was a member of the Golden Rule Rebekah lodge No. 134 at Bedford and had been a member of the order since 1915. She was also a member of P. E. O.
Survivors include several aunts and uncles, one of whom is Miss Perle McKissick of Canon City, Colo. A cousin, Earle C. Anderson of Aurora, Ill., also survives.
The body was taken to Bedford Monday afternoon where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Wetmore funeral home. The entire service will be conducted by members of the Bedford Rebekah lodge. Burial will be made at Bedford.

[ANDERSON, LULU FERNE]
Bedford Time-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 9, 1941
Miss Lulu Anderson Dies in Mason City
Miss Lulu F. [erne] Anderson, 48, died at the I. O. O. F. Home at Mason City, Iowa, Sunday, October 5, after having been an invalid for many years.
The body was brought to Bedford Tuesday, accompanied by a cousin, Mrs. E. C. Anderson of Aurora, Illinois and the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home that afternoon, conducted by Rev. Stanley Schlick. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery, the Rebekah burial service being given at the grave.
Lulu was a daughter of the late J. [ohn] R. [ankin] and Ella McKissick Anderson, both of whom preceded her in death several years ago. She attended the Bedford schools, graduating with the class of 1912. After her graduation she was employed at several places in Bedford: by the late John J. Clark in a printing establishment, for the Iowa-Missouri Granite Works as bookkeeper and also as cashier at the Thompson Mercantile Company store.
After moving to Canon City, Colorado, where she resided for some time, she was stricken with a spinal ailment which left her an invalid the remainder of her life. She was taken to the I. O. O. F. Home at Mason City, Iowa, in April of 1937 and practically all of the time since she had been cared for in the hospital there. She was patient and kind throughout her long affliction, always greeting her friends and those in care of her, with a smile.
Lulu was a member of the Presbyterian Church, of Golden Rule Rebekah lodge in Bedford and of the P. E. O. Sisterhood in Canon City.

[ASKREN, JAMES C.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 12, 1920
Word came from the Leavenworth, Kans., military home to Mrs. J. C. Askren that her husband, J. [ames] C. Askren, died Sunday, August 8th and was buried Monday in the military cemetery at that place. Mrs. Askren and daughter left this morning for Leavenworth.

[BEARD, DAVID DURHAM]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1936
David D. Beard, a resident of Mount Ayr and Ringgold county for some 67 years, died at the University hospital at Iowa City last week at the age of 85 years.

[BALDWIN, GRANVILLE R.]
Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, Nebraska), Saturday, November 13, 1915
Granville R. Baldwin – YORK, Neb., Nov. 12. – (Special) – Granville R. Baldwin died at the home of his brother, Frank H. Baldwin, yesterday morning. He was 66 years old. Funeral services will be held at the residence of F. H. Baldwin Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock. The remains will be taken to Bedford, Ia., his former home, for interment.

[BENTON, ERNEST EDWIN]
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Sunday, May 21, 1967
Ernest E. Benton – Ernest E. [dwin] Benton, 70, of 832 NE 25, district manager of American Foundation Life Insurance Co., died Friday at a city nursing home. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday at Guardian Funeral Home with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Born at Kansas City, Mo., Benton came to Tipton in 1901. Until 1951 he operated and owned a hardware store and was a funeral director at Tipton. He came to Oklahoma City where he assumed his work with the insurance company.
He was a member of the Tenth Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Floris, of the home; a son, Boyce, Lawton, and a sister, Mrs. Bulah Willingham, Norwalk, Calif.

[BENTON, FLORIS BELL GARTSIDE]
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Friday, September 28, 1984
BENTON, Floris Bell, 69, Oklahoma City, retired civil service employee, died Tuesday. Services 10 a. m. Saturday (Hahn-Cook, Street & Draper).



[BOWMAN, ELLA J. GLASS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1936
Mrs. Ella Bowman Dead
Mrs. Ella Bowman of Delphos died on Tuesday of last week at the home of her niece, Mrs. Daisy Hoover. Mrs. Bowman had been in failing health for several months and had been taken to the home of her niece about two weeks before her death. The deceased was 79 years of age. Funeral services were held Friday.

[BUTLER, FRANCIS JEFFERSON "FRANK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 2, 1939
Frank Butler, a resident of Bedford for many years, died at the home of a son in Wellington, Kans., Saturday, Jan. 28, according to word received by friends in Bedford. Mrs. Butler died several years ago.
He is survived by his three sons, Wayne and Francis of Wellington and Guy of Chicago.

[BUTLER, FRANCIS JEFFERSON "FRANK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 9, 1939
F. J. Butler – Francis Jefferson Butler was born at Anamosa, Iowa, Feb. 19, 1865 and passed away in the St. Luke's hospital at Wellington, Kans., January 28, 1939, at 8:05 p. m., having reached the age of 73 years, 11 months and 9 days.
He was united in marriage to Marcia Pauline Wolcott at Bedford, Iowa, on August 14, 1895. They made their home in and around Bedford until 1918, when they moved to Kansas. Most of the time since leaving Iowa the family lived in Wichita but about two years ago Mr. Butler moved to Wellington and made his home with his son, W. C. Butler and family. Mrs. Butler passed away August 5, 1932.
Mr. Butler was a member of the Christian church in Wichita, also the Masonic bodies.
He leaves to mourn his passing one sister, Mrs. J. A. Whitaker of Boise, Idaho; three sons, G.[uy] E. [rland] Butler of Chicago, W. C. Butler of Wellington, Kans. and F. [rancis] E. Butler of Belle Plaine, Kans.; six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30 at the First Methodist church in Belle Plaine, with Rev. Milton B. Holcomb in charge. The Masonic lodge of Belle Plaine had charge of the services at the grave. Interment was made in the Belle Plain cemetery by Rex M. Moody of the Moody-Hinitt Funeral Home of Newton.



[CAHILL, EMER LOUIS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 17, 1949
Emer Cahill, Clarinda, Died in Missouri
Emer L. [ouis] Cahill, 53, Clarinda electrical contractor and former resident of Bedford, was found dead in his bed Saturday morning when people in the home where he roomed failed to hear him at the accustomed rising time.
Mr. Cahill had gone to Missouri several weeks ago to perform a contract on a new building, according to the Clarinda Herald-Journal. He had been warned by his doctor to sue precaution because of heart ailment. The coroner at Fairfax estimated he died at 4:30 a. m.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda in charge of Rev. Vernon Carter, pastor of the Clarinda Christian church. Burial was in Clarinda cemetery.
Eight children and his wife survive; also four brothers and a sister.

[CAHILL, OTIS EDWARD]
Washington Evening Journal, (Washington, Iowa), Tuesday, September 16, 1952
Otis Edward Cahill Dies This Morning
Otis Edward Cahill, 68, of Eldon, Iowa, died this morning at the home of Mrs A. E. Warner, mother of Mrs. Cahill, with whom they had made their home for the last six months.
He had not been well for eight years.
Funeral services were still indefinite today awaiting word from relatives. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Eldon, Iowa.
Mr. Cahill was born Feb. 23, 1884 in Jewel county, Kansas, the son of Albert and Alice Hanlin Cahill. He was reared and educated there.
On Oct. 13, 1909 he was married at Ft. Madison to Carrie Gladys Rogers.
Mr. Cahill served at one time on the school board at Eldon. He was a member of the IOOF lodge there and the Switchmen's union. He was a switch man on the Rock Island railroad before his retirement eight years ago.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Alice West and Mrs. Irene Hayes, both of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, R. L. Cahill of Peoria, Ill. and Edward of Sioux City, Iowa; four grandchildren; three brothers, Robert and Alec of Council Bluffs and Albert of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Dora Brown of Eldon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Jones funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

[CAHILL, OTIS EDWARD]
Ottumwa Daily Courier (Ottumwa, Iowa), Wednesday, September 17, 1952
Otis Edward Cahill
WASHINGTON, IOWA. – Otis Edward Cahill, 68, of Eldon, a retired Rock Island railroad switchman, died Tuesday morning in Washington. He had not been well for eight years.
He was born February 23, 1884 in Jewel county, Kan., the son of Albert and Alice Hanlin Cahill. He was reared in Kansas and was married at Ft. Madison, October 13, 1909, to Carrie Gladys Rogers, who survives. He was a member of the switchmen's union and the Eldon I. O. O. F. lodge. He had lived in Eldon more than 30 years and was a past member of the school board. He spent the past six months in Washington.
Survivors besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Alice West and Mrs. Irene Hayes of Melbourne, Fla.; two sons, R. L. Cahill of Peoria and Edward of Sioux City; three brothers, Robert and Alec of Council Bluffs and Albert of Kansas City; a sister, Mrs. Dora Brown of Eldon and four grandchildren.
The body was taken from the L. A. Jones funeral home in Washington to the Campbell funeral home in Eldon, where services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday. The Rev. Kenneth Ross will be in charge. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

[CAHILL, ROBERT "BOB"]
Council Bluffs Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Tuesday, August 28, 1956
Long Illness Fatal to Robert Cahill, 57
Robert Cahill, 57, 3302 Third Ave., died Monday at a local hospital after a lengthy illness.
A native of Langdon, Mo., he had been a resident here since 1920. He was a former freight house foreman for the Chicago and Great Western Railroad, retiring eight years ago.
Cahill was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Rainbow No. 2 of the American Legion and Mathew A. Tinley Chapter of the Rainbow Division Veterans. He also belonged to Chapter 5, Disabled American Veteran, the Brotherhood of Railway Car men and the NARVRE.
Survivors include: widow, Birdie; son, Clarke Alan of Council Bluffs; daughter, Mrs. Joy Young of Council Bluffs; brother, Alexander of Council Bluffs; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Meyer Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gerald LaMotte, pastor of the Epworth Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
The family said memorials may be made to the Epworth Methodist Church. Friends who wish to view the body may do so before the service. The casket will not be opened afterwards.

[CAHILL, ROBERT "BOB"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1956
Brother of E L Cahill Died Monday at Council Bluffs
Local relatives attended the funeral of Robert Cahill, 56, who died at Council Bluffs Monday after years of heart ailment. The rites were held Wednesday at a funeral home and burial at Cedar Lawn Cemetery there.
Mr Cahill was a brother of the late E [mer] L [ouis] Cahill. Those attending the service from here were Mrs E L Cahill and Richard and Mr and Mrs Boyd Foster.
"Bob" was a veteran of the Rainbow Division with service in World War I. He went into the service from Bedford and when he returned, he moved to Council Bluffs. He is survived by his wife; a son, Clark; daughter, Mrs Joyce Young; and four grandchildren, all of Council Bluffs.
Reared at Langdon, Mo., Mr Cahill moved to Council Bluffs in 1920. He retired eight years ago after being foreman for Chicago and Great Western Railway in the freight house.

[CAIN, HALLIE DELL ADKINS]
Malvern Leader (Malvern, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1935
Mrs. William Cain Dies in California
Was Former Henderson Resident; Funeral in Henderson Today
Mrs. Hazel Riggle received a telegram Sunday night announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. William Cain, in St. Vincent's hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, July 13.
Mrs. Cain had been in Pasadena, Calif. since last November but had been in poor health much of the time and the past three months much of the time in the hospital, where she had been for the past three weeks. She made a gallant fight for her life but was unable to overcome the ravages of the disease.
The body was expected here Wednesday evening and funeral services will be held in the Christian church in Henderson this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ira Carney, pastor of the Christian church in Red Oak. The choir from Wales will sing.
Hallie Adkins, daughter of Col. R. [obert] M. Adkins of Red Oak, was born March 8, 1881 in Hopeville, Ia. and came to this vicinity with her parents when about five years of age and spent the greater part of her life in and near Henderson where she was well known and highly respected by all.
She was married to William Cain March 10, 1897. To them were born four children: William and Dorothy of Midland, Mich., Mrs. Marjorie Campbell of Hawaii and Hazel Riggle of Henderson. Her husband, Marjorie, Dorothy and William were with her at the time of her passing.
She was a member of the Christian church in Henderson and active and energetic in every good work for her home and community.

[CAIN, HALLIE DELL ADKINS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1935
Attended Funeral of Cousin
E. K. Wilson and W. H. Adkins and wives went to Henderson Thursday to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. William Cane. Mrs. Cane was a daughter of the late R.[obert] M. Adkins of Red Oak. Mrs. Cane died in Los Angeles, California and the body was brought back to her former home at Henderson for burial.
[Note: The last name is spelled Cain on her headstone.]

[CHANDLER, IONE N. HILL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 5, 1936
Mrs. Harry Chandler Dead
Word was received here by relatives last week of the death of Mrs. Ione Chandler, widow of the late Harry E. Chandler, at a hospital in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 15, pneumonia being the cause of her death. Mr. Chandler died in December 1930.

[CLARK, ABNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Abner Clark, an old settler of the vicinity of Irena, died Monday at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 16 days.





[CORTNER, GLADYS EATON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 10, 1935
Gladyce E. Cortner, daughter of G. [eorge] S. [anford] and Ida B. Eaton, was born at Redding, Iowa, Feb. 22, 1896 and departed this life at her home in Bedford Jan. 3, 1935, at the age of 38 years, 10 months and 12 days.
At the age of 14 years she united with the Methodist church at Redding and remained constant to that faith.
On the 11th day of March 1915, she was united in marriage to W. [illiam] A. Cortner.
She was one of a family of six children, four having preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, W. [illiam] A. Cortner of Bedford; father and mother, G. [eorge] S. [anford] and Ida B. Eaton of Redding; one brother, A. [rthur] C.[lyde] Eaton of Attica, Kansas; four nieces and two nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Bedford Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior of the Blockton-Redding charge, and interment was made in the Redding cemetery.

[CORTNER, GLADYS EATON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 10, 1935
Mrs. Cortner Dies Well Known Business Woman in Bedford
Mrs. W. [illiam] A. Cortner, manager of the Cortner Beauty Shoppe in Bedford, died at her home last Thursday evening. She was 38 years old and had been in ill health for several months.
Mrs. Cortner had a wide circle of friends throughout the county and had taken an active part in all enterprises to help the community.
She had been in business in Bedford for the past five years. Before coming to Bedford Mr. and Mrs. Cortner resided at Blockton.
Survivors are her husband, W. [illiam]A. Cortner of Bedford, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] S.[anford] Eaton of Redding, a brother, E. C. Eaton of Attica, Kan., and four nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church in Bedford, conducted by the Rev. W. H. Warrior of Blockton and Rev. J. Stanley Decker of Bedford.
Interment was in the Redding cemetery.


[COSAND, CORA JANE BAKER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 6, 1935
Mrs. Cora Cosand Dead
Mrs. Cora Cosand, mother of A.[lfred] R. [obert] Cosand of this place with whom she was making her home, died Saturday evening at the Mrs. Julia Richardson home at Redding after a brief illness.
Mrs. Cosand had accompanied the A. R. Cosand family to Redding on Decoration Day and decided to remain there the balance of the week, visiting at the home of Mrs. A. R. Cosand's mother, Mrs. Richardson. She became seriously ill on Friday and gradually became worse and passed away as above stated.
Funeral services were held at Cedar on Tuesday and burial was made in a cemetery at that place.

[COSAND, CORA JANE BAKER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 6, 1935
Mrs. Cosand Succumbs. Was Ill Only Few Hours—Bury at Fremont.
Mrs. Cora Cosand, 69, died at Redding, Iowa, Saturday, June 1. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Cedar, Iowa, with burial at Fremont, Iowa. Mrs. Cosand was ill but a few hours and with Mrs. A. [lfred] R. [obert] Cosand was visiting in Redding, when death came.
She leaves to mourn her death a daughter, Mrs. George DeYoung of Laurens, Iowa; two sons, Floyd Cosand of Cedar, Iowa and C. R. Cosand of Blockton.

[COWELL, WAYNE ANTHONY., 1872 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
The funeral of Wayne A. [nthony] Cowell was held at Maloy on Tuesday. He was 39 years of age.

[DEVORE, WILTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1936
The body of Wilton Devore, 62, of Corning, was found Saturday after a search beginning Wednesday. Mr. Devore left Corning Wednesday forenoon to walk to his farm a mile northeast of the town. The body was found on the river about a half mile off the course to the farm.

[DUNGY, JAMES MONROE, 1841 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 13, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
J. [ames] M. [onroe] Dungy, father of Mrs. Burt Wolfe, died at his home at Grant City Saturday evening.

[EAKINS, ELLEN PHYLINDA FLEMING GARTSIDE]
Helena Star (Helena, Oklahoma), Thursday, July 7, 1955
Mrs. Ella Eakins, 94, Dies After Long Illness; Funeral Mon.
Last rites for a long-time pioneer of this community, Mrs. Ella F. Eakins, 94, were conducted Monday afternoon at 3:00 p. m. at the Helena Christian church, with Rev. Thomas M. Palmer officiating. Mrs. Eakins passed away Friday evening at 6 o'clock at the Masonic hospital at Cherokee after a lingering illness.
Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with the Cordray & Sons funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Cecil Heck, Don Eakins, George McCutchan, Wayne Anthony, Ellis Nelson and L. W. Pettus.
Obituary – Mrs. Ella F. Eakins was born 1861 and departed this life at the age of 94 years at the Masonic hospital in Cherokee, Oklahoma, on July 1, 1955.
Her girlhood days were spent at Bedford, Iowa. She was united in marriage to B. [enjamin] W. Gartside on August 21, 1878 at Sheridan, Missouri. To this union four children were born. She came to Oklahoma at the opening of the Cherokee Strip.
She was united in marriage to Melviord [Milword] R.[oger] Eakins at Wellington, Kansas on May 14, 1902 and soon after they moved to a farm near Helena, living in this community until their deaths.
She was a charter member of the Helena Christian church. For a long number of years she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and also the Rebekah Lodge.
She was preceded in death by three children and six brothers.
She is survived by two sons: Charles Gartside of Las Vegas, Nevada and Roy Eakins of Helena, Okla.; four grandchildren, Elmo Dixon, Portland, Ore.; Thelma Gartside, San Francisco, Calif.; Ralph Meredith, Houston, Tex., and Thelma Daugherty of Corpus Christi, Texas; eleven great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.



[EWART, JOHN BARR, 1841 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 5, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
John B. [arr] Ewart died March 2 at the age of 70 years.

[FLEMING, THOMAS PLUMMER]
Glen Elder Republican (Glen Elder, Kansas), Friday, July 6, 1894
Thomas P Fleming was born in Maryland in May 1821. He moved with his parents, when three years old to Ohio, living there until grown then going to Taylor county, Iowa where he resided until 1885, moving to Glen Elder in that year staying until the time of his death, which occurred Sunday, July 1, 1894, of paralysis, aged 73 years, 1 month and 6 days.
A little over a year ago he buried his companion in life and leaves now seven sons and one daughter to mourn.

[FLEMING, THOMAS PLUMMER]
Glen Elder Sentinel (Glen Elder, Kansas), Saturday, July 7, 1894
Died. Thomas P. Fleming, aged 73 years, died at his home northwest of this city last Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, of paralysis. Mr. Fleming was born in Maryland but went to Ohio when he was quite small and from there he moved to Iowa where he remained until 1885 when he removed to Kansas. He was a Christian and a member of the M. E. church and has many friends in the vicinity where he has lived, who will mourn his loss with his family of seven children.

[FLINT, THERESA MARIE SHOGER]
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), Friday, February 1, 1935
FLINT—Theresa Marie Flint (nee Shoger), Jan. 31, 1935; beloved mother of Harold, Arthur B., Ethel M. and Florence E. Flint. Funeral Saturday at 10 a. m. from her late residence, 564 Roscoe st., to St. Luke's church, Belmont and Greenview avs. Interment Rosehill.

[FLINT, THERESA MARIE SHOGER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 7, 1935
Mrs. Lorenzo Flint Dead
Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Lorenzo Flint at her home in Chicago January 31. The Flint families were residents of a few miles west of town a number of years ago.

[FRY, MARY JANE DRUMMINS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 23, 1936
Mary Drummons was born in Worth county, Mo., Jan. 25, 1857 and passed away April 16, 1936 at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 21 days.
She grew to womanhood in Worth county and was married to W. [illiam] H. [enry] Fry in November 1874.
To this union 8 children were born—Roy, of Woodworth, N. D.; Ernest of Blockton; Mrs. Mabel Wells of Springfield, Mo.; Earl, of Salina, Kan..; Mrs. Angie Brunger of New Mexico. One daughter, 17 years of age, preceded her in death; also 2 infant children.
The husband and father died in 1915.
Mrs. Fry was a member of the Methodist church and was a faithful attendant as long as her health permitted.
She had been in failing health for a long time but patiently waited the summons to the beautiful home where pain, sorrow and loneliness are unknown.
Besides her children, she leaves two sisters, 5 brothers, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many friends and acquaintances to mourn her death.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior and burial in the Honey Grove cemetery.

[GARDNER, CLARK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 5, 1936
Clark Gardner Dead
Clark Gardner, a resident of the Grant City community for the past 64 years, died at his home in that city on Wednesday of last week following a short illness from pneumonia at the age of 81 years. Mr. Gardner was a very prominent citizen of that community and was highly esteemed. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Faubion of Blockton and Miss Kathryn Gardner, who teaches in the Ida Grove schools.

[GARTSIDE, HENRY GLEN "HARRY"]
Tipton Tribune (Tipton, Oklahoma), Thursday, March 12, 1959
Glen Gartside, Retired Farmer Succumbs at 71
Several heart attacks proved fatal for Glen Gartside, 71, who died at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, March 4, at Memorial hospital in Altus, one week after he was stricken. A retired oil mill operator and farmer, Gartside had apparently been in good health.
Funeral services were conducted at 2: 30 p. m. Friday in the Tipton Church of Christ of by Roy L. Carruth, Vernon, Texas, minister. Pecinosky's funeral home was in charge of arrangements and interment was in Tipton cemetery.
A mixed chorus sang "Lord Be With Me Now," "Just When I Need Him," "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "Abide with Me."
Pall bearers were Cecil Goodman, Marvin VanOostrum, Olen Mitchell, Fred Sturgess, Paul Wright, Any VanGroningen and Orville Kelly.
Henry Glen Gartside was born Feb. 1, 1888 at Bedford, Iowa, the son of William H. [enry] and Belle Webb Gartside. He was married on Oct. 21, 1908 at Chester, Nebr., to Miss Carrie Boston, who survives him. The couple lived at Plainview, Texas, Chetopa, Coffeyville and Garden City, Kan., before coming to Tipton in 1926.
He was superintendent of the Farmers & Merchants cotton seed oil mill for nine years and then moved to a farm northeast of Tipton, where they lived 16 years. He retired from active farming in 1956. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow of the home in Tipton, a daughter, Mrs. Floris Benton of Oklahoma City; a son, Stanley Gartside of Freeport, Texas; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Gay Welch of Houston, Texas and Stanley Gartside, Jr., of Freeport, Texas. A sister and brother preceded him in death.


[HENNEGIN, ELIZA JANE "JENNIE" JONES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 12, 1936
Mrs. Belle Clarke went to Sheridan Sunday, called there by the death of Grandma Hennegin. Mrs. Hennegin died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Scott, with whom she had made her home for a number of years. She was about 93 years of age.

[HENNEGIN, LULU PEARL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Little Lulu Hennegin, daughter of M. [oses] M. [cPherson] Hennegin and wife, died on Saturday after a year's illness.

[HERREN, ELLA MORRELL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1935
It was reported here Sunday by Des Moines parties that word was received by relatives in Des Moines of the death of Mrs. Ella Herren at her home in Berkeley California. Dr. D. V. Herren and daughters left Blockton for California about 30 years ago, first locating at Corning, that state. Dr. Herren died soon after they moved to California.

[HINDMAN, JOHN A.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 25, 1935
John Hindman, 86, Dies in St. Joseph
John Hindman, 84, a resident of Bedford for many years, died in St. Joseph Sunday, April 21.
Funeral services were held in St. Joseph Wednesday forenoon and the body was brought to Bedford, where burial services were held at the Fairview cemetery, conducted by Rev. J. C. Harris.

[HOLLAND, LOWELL HOWARD]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 25, 1925
SHARPSBURG – The five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Holland died Monday morning of last week. Funeral was held at the home Wednesday at nine o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in the New Market cemetery.

[HOLLAND, SAMUEL M. "SAM"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 3, 1936
NEW MARKET – Funeral for S. Holland
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon for Sam Holland. Rev. Shackleford conducted the services. Burial in Memory cemetery. Mr. Holland is well known in and around New Market. His home was at Redding.

[HOLLAND, SAMUEL M. "SAM"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1936
Redding Man Found Dead
Sam Holland, a resident of southwest of Redding, was found dead by section men on Tuesday of last week at a point about a quarter of a mile from his home. It seems he had returned to Redding from St. Joseph with a truck driver Monday evening and left Redding about 10 o'clock to walk down the railroad track to his home, a distance of about 1 ¾ miles. He was 52 years of age and leaves a wife and five children. Burial was made in the New Market cemetery.

[HOLLAND, SAMUEL M. "SAM"]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1936
GUSS - Mrs. Wesley Johnson was called to Redding, Iowa, last week by the sad news of the death of her brother, Sam Holland, who froze to death.

[HOLLAND, SAMUEL M. "SAM"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1936
SHARPSBURG – Former Resident Dies
Sam Holland of Redding, a former resident of Sharpsburg, was found frozen to death near his home Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Holland operated a restaurant and grocery store in Sharpsburg at one time, later moving to a farm a half mile east of here.

HOLLAND, SAMUEL M. "SAM"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 13, 1936
Hold Services for Samuel Holland
Funeral services for Samuel M. Holland were held Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Baptist church conducted by Rev. C. K. Shackleford. Burial was made at Memory cemetery.
Mr. Holland was born in 1883 at Greenville, Tenn. and died Jan. 27, 1936, his body being found frozen to death near his home at Redding.
He came to New Market during early manhood and was married to Miss Leta [Lesta] Cunning in 1909. For several years their home has been near Redding, Iowa.
He is survived by his widow; five children, Howard, Carl, Ray, Hubert, Bernice, all at home; one sister, Emma Johnson of Guss; and two brothers, George Holland of Lenox and Frank Holland of New Market. There are also three sisters and three brothers whose homes are in Tennessee.
[Note: Iowa State Death Certificate gives birth date as September 14, 1880 and death date as January 28, 1936. World War I Draft Registration Card and Headstone give birth year as 1878.]

[HOOVER, WILLIAM SEYMOUR]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1935
William Hoover Dead
James, Charles and Lester Hoover and Mrs. Jessie Arneal, of Blockton and Redding, and Mrs. Nellie Defenbaugh and Mrs. H. M. Miller, of Mount Ayr, were called to Manitou, Oklahoma, Thursday or Friday by the death of their father, brother and uncle, William Hoover. It seems that Mr. Hoover, accompanied by his son, James, and wife, had left Manitou in an automobile for Iowa on a visit and when near Wellington, Kansas, the car ran off the pavement and turned over three or four times, fatally injuring the aged gentleman. The son received two breaks in his shoulder bone and his wife received several broken ribs and was badly cut and bruised and was still confined in a hospital at Wellington on Saturday.
Funeral services were held for Mr. Hoover at Manitou Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Hoover was about 85 years of age. He was a brother of James Hoover of Redding and Mrs. H. M. Miller of Mount Ayr and Mrs. Defenbaugh of Mount Ayr is a daughter.

[HOOVER, WILLIAM SEYMOUR]
Frederick Press (Frederick, Oklahoma), Friday, August 9, 1935
Wm. S. Hoover Dies from Auto Crash in South Kansas
Funeral at Manitou Sunday Largely Attended—J. O. Hoover and Wife Are Badly Injured
William S. [eymour] Hoover, 85, one of the few surviving pioneers of northwest Tillman county, died at the Hatcher hospital, Wellington, Kansas, at 2:30 p. m. Thursday from injuries sustained four hours earlier on highway No. 81 near that city, in an automobile crash. The car, a V-8, was driven by J. [ames] O. [rlando] Hoover, a son, who together with his wife, were occupying the front seat. William Hoover was in the rear seat. He had not been in good health of late and J. O., thinking he heard some queer sound, turned to see what was the matter. By that time he noticed the front wheels of the car were off the pavement and in trying to get them back on, the machine got out of control, shot across to the opposite side of the pavement and crashed into a telephone pole. They were going north at the time of the accident but when the machine came to a standstill it was on the west side of road, headed south.
A woman living near, seeing the accident, telephoned to Wellington and an ambulance soon arrived and took the trio to a hospital where William Hoover died without regaining consciousness.
J. O. Hoover sustained a broken shoulder blade. Mrs. Hoover suffered several broken ribs and was hurt internally. Both were badly bruised and had to remain in Wellington to have their injuries treated.
Remains were brot to Manitou Saturday night and a funeral held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday. As no church in that town was large enuf to accommodate the crowd desiring to attend, the rites were conducted in the open auditorium in the Manitou park, in charge of Rev. Hopper, Baptist pastor, aided by Rev. McBride, Methodist pastor.
Ray McClung directed the choir. A quartet composed of Dr. W. T. Longwell, M. C. Hullender, D. O. Hartsfield and Roy Moss sang "Sunset Hour," Miss Madeline Box accompanying on the piano.
Casket bearers and flower bearers were these grandsons and granddaughters: Roy Sheumaker and Howard Sheumaker, Frederick; Cecil Goodman, Tipton; Clarence Hoover, Donald Hoover and Alvin Hoover, Manitou; Mrs. Verna White, Mrs. Elizabeth Hartsfield and Mrs. Dorothea Bartley, Fredrick; Miss Maxine Hoover, Manitou; Misses Pearl and Ethel Goodman, Tipton.
Burial was made in the Tipton cemetery beside the grave of Mrs. Hoover who died in 1921.
William S. Hoover was born in Marion county, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1850. His boyhood was spent there and in Illinois. Later he went to Clinton County, Iowa, where he married March 16, 1871 to Frances Polley. That place remained their home with exception of a year or more spent in Missouri until the Hoover's came to Tillman county in 1902 and settled on a homestead northwest of Manitou. He is survived by these sons and daughters: Mrs. G. R. (Mary) Sheumaker, Frederick; B. [ert] C. [hristopher] Hoover, Manitou; Mrs. Nellie Defenbaugh, Mt. Aye, Iowa; J. [ames] O. [rlando] and E. [rnest] L. [eroy] Hoover, Manitou; Mrs. H. H. Goodman, Tipton; Mrs. Della Durham, Altus; and W. [illiam] H. [orace] Hoover, Snyder.
All were present at the rites excepting J. O. Hoover.
Other survivors are these brothers and sisters: Ed, Hawk Springs, Wyo.; J. [ames] N. [elson], Redding, Iowa; Mrs. Dora Miller and Mrs. Sarah Comer, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
Relatives present at the rites from distant points were his brothers, J. M. and children, J. L., C. E. and Mrs. Bessie Arneal and his sisters, Mrs. H. M. Miller and Mrs. C. H. Defenbaugh, all of Iowa. All these returned home this week.






[KARNS, ROY BALL]
El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Oklahoma), Wednesday, March 27, 1935
Karns Succumbs at Enid Tuesday
Word has been received by El Reno friends of the death Tuesday of Roy Karns, formerly of this city, at his home in Enid where funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday.
During his residence in El Reno, Mr. Karns was employed as a Rock Island brakeman and later was an insurance agent. Interment will be in Enid.

[KARNS, ROY BALL]
Enid Events (Enid, Oklahoma), Thursday, March 28, 1935
Roy B. Karns, 51, died at his home, 614 South Grand at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after a short illness.
Mr. Karns has been a resident of Enid for 16 years and was associated with the insurance department of the Security Benefit association.
Surviving are his widow of the home, two sons, Clair and Homer Karns of Enid, two brothers, Frank Ball of Enid and Lawrence Ball of Brockton [Blockton], Iowa and two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Poston of Ray, Colo., and Mrs. George Rothell of Vista, Nebr
Last rites will be held at the Henninger Funeral Home this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. N. Sours in charge.

[KARNS, ROY BALL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1935
E. L. Ball left yesterday morning for Enid, Oklahoma, called there by the death of his brother, Roy Karns. Mr. Karns was a full brother but was adopted by a family by the name of Karns.

[KELLEY, ARCHIBALD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Archibald Kelley, aged about 20 years, died August 6.

[KIBBEY, EARL J.]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Friday, April 26, 1935
KIBBEY – Earl J., aged 36 years, passed away April 25. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Kibbey and a daughter, Norma Elaine, 2221 S. 10th; his mother, Mrs. Clara Kibbey; three sisters, Mrs. William Jordan, Mrs. Jennie Bradford, Miss Mattie Kibbey, all of St. Joseph; four brothers, Marion Kibbey, Chicago; Glenn and Alfred Kibbey, Los Angeles, and Harry Kibbey, St. Joseph. Remains are at Fleeman's Chapel, where services will be conducted Saturday, April 27, 2 p. m. Burial Mt. Auburn.

[KIBBEY, EARL J.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1935
Earl Kibbey Dead
F. A. Harvey, Mrs. Earl E. Gray, W. A. Harvey and L. H. Gray and wife were in St. Joseph Saturday afternoon attending the funeral of Earl Kibbey which was held in that city Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Kibbey died Thursday after several weeks illness. He was about 36 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter, about seven years of age, as the members of his immediate family. Mr. Kibbey was a son of Mrs. Oran Kibbey.

[KING, JOHN, JR., 1823 - 1910]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
John King died Nov. 19 at Iola, Kansas, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 1 day.

[KING, JOHN, JR., 1823 - 1910]
Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), Monday, November 21, 1910
Death of John King.
John King, aged eighty-seven years, died Saturday at noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. G. Jenkins, 312 South street, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered recently. The remains were shipped to Blockton, Ia. Saturday night for burial.

 

[LUCAS, ALBERT G.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A. [lbert] G. Lucas, a former Taylor county citizen, died at his home in Buffalo, Wyoming, Nov. 12, at the age of 66 years. At the time of his death he was associated with his son, Frank, in publishing the Buffalo Bulletin.

[LYNCH, DELBERT LEROY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 24, 1925
Infant Son Dead
Delbert Leroy, youngest son of James and Martha Lynch, first saw the light of day March 16, 1925 and passed away Sept. 20, 1925, being 6 months, 4 days old. He leaves to mourn their loss his father and mother, two sisters, Dorotha Louise and Dorris Annette, one half-brother Drexel Dean Thompson, two grandmothers, one grandfather, one great grandmother.
Services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. Fletcher of the Baptist church. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery.
[Note: His Iowa State Death Certificate gives the age at death as 6 months and 14 days. If age at death is correct the correct birth date would be March 16, 1925.  Cause of death is given as Cholera Infantum.]

[LYNCH, DELBERT LEROY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 24, 1925
Delbert Leroy Lynch – Delbert Leroy, son of Mr. And Mrs. Walter Lynch, was born on March 6, 1925 at the farm home west of Bedford and departed this life on Sunday morning, September 20, at 8:00 o'clock. He was aged six months and fourteen days. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Fletcher. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

[LYNCH, RAYMOND DALE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 28, 1921
Raymond Dale Lynch – Raymond Dale, youngest child of J. W. and Nettie B. Lynch, first saw the light of day July 21, 1920 and passed away after an illness of pneumonia April 26, 1921, being 9 months and [?] days old. He leaves to mourn his [death] his parents, 2 sisters, 1 half-brother, 1 grandfather and 2 grandmothers, 1 uncle and 5 aunts.
Services were held from the home at 1 p. m. today and burial made in Fairview. The services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Gable of the Methodist church.

[MAIN, SAMUEL RILEY]
Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), Monday, May 27, 1935
MAIN – Funeral services for Samuel R. [iley] Main, of 1614 Woodland will be held at Lillys Wednesday at 3:30. Interment in Woodland cemetery.

[MAIN, SAMUEL RILEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 13, 1935
S. [amuel] R. [iley] Main of Des Moines and formerly a resident of Blockton and Redding, died at his home in Des Moines May 27 at the age of 85 years.

[MCCREA, LULU FAYE SWEARINGEN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 18, 1935
Mrs. Claude McCrea Dies at Iowa City
Lulu Faye Swearingen, daughter of J. T. and Matilda Swearingen was born at Benton, Iowa, May 25, 1898, and passed away July 11, 1935, at the University hospital in Iowa City, aged 37 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Bedford at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 14, by the pastor, Rev. J. Stanley Decker. A mixed quartet composed of Harold Fitch, Mrs. B. E. Paschal, L. C. Severs and C. C. Carlton, rendered appropriate music, with Mrs. James Ulmer at the piano. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful Rose Hill cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Faye, as she was known by all her friends, was the youngest of a family of seven. Since her mother's death when Faye was but nine months old, she has been the much loved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Swearingen.
Her early education was received in the Blockton schools. Her high school education was received in the Bedford schools from which she graduated with the class of 1918. She also graduated from the Capital City Commercial College, Des Moines, Iowa, and was employed for several years in the county engineer's office in Bedford.
On August 25, 1925, she was united in marriage with Claude J. [ames] McCrea of Bedford at the Little Brown Church in the Vale," Nashua, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Betty Lou, aged 8, and Robert C. [laude], aged 7. The family resided in Bedford until three years ago when they moved to Shenandoah, Iowa.
Faye united with the Methodist church of Blockton at the age of 15. She was of a cheerful disposition, had a smile and a cheery greeting for everyone. Her interest centered in her home and family.
Mrs. McCrea enjoyed fairly good health until about a year ago when she began ailing. The last six weeks of her life were spent in the Shenandoah and Iowa City hospitals but nothing could be done to relieve her intense suffering.
She leaves to mourn their great loss besides her husband and children and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Swearingen, four brothers and two sisters: Perry Ray of Farnhamville, Iowa, John T. of Crookston, Nebr., Lewis B. of Woodward, Iowa, Sam of Nora Springs, Iowa, Mary Hartzler of Riverside, Iowa, and Ethel Van Gorken of Harrison, So., Dak., many other relatives and a host of friends.

 

[MCCREA, LULU FAYE SWEARINGEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1935
Mrs. Faye Swearingen-McCrea Dead
Mrs. Claude J. McCrea, of Shenandoah, died July 11 at the University hospital, Iowa City. Mrs. McCrea, formerly Lulu Faye Swearingen, was the youngest daughter of J. T. and Matilda Swearingen and was born near Benton. Since her mother's death when she was quite young until her marriage to Mr. McCrea on August 25, 1925, she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Swearingen of Blockton and later of Bedford. Mrs. McCrea had been in failing health for a year and the last six weeks were spent in Shenandoah and Iowa City hospitals. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Betty Lou, aged 8 and Robert C.[laude], aged 7. Funeral services were held at Bedford July 14 and burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery in Shenandoah.

[MCKEE, ETHEL GARTSIDE MEREDITH DIXON]
Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas), Wednesday, February 14, 1917
Shoots Wife and Self.
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 14. — B. P. McKee killed his wife then himself at Glazier in Hemphill County, last night, according to word reaching here today. One child survives. McKee used a revolver. No cause is given. Officers heard the shots that killed the woman and rushed to the house, but too late to stop the man.

[MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES THOMAS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1935
Charles T. [homas] McLaughlin of Sheridan died Sunday afternoon at the Methodist hospital in St. Joseph where he had been taken for treatment. Mr. McLaughlin will be remembered as the husband of Miss Ida Ostrander, formerly of this place. Funeral services were held yesterday at the home near Sheridan.

[MCLAUGHLIN, CHARLES THOMAS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 16, 1935
SHERIDAN - Chas. T. McLaughlin Dies
Funeral services for Chas. T. [homas] McLaughlin, 67, who died in St. Joseph Sunday, May 5, were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, May 8, conducted by Rev. C. C. Pritchard. Surviving relatives are his wife, who was formerly Miss Ida Ostrander of Blockton and one sister, Mrs. Lora Black of Kansas City. . . .
Mrs. Elizabeth McLaughlin of Maryville spent from Tuesday until Friday with Mrs. Ida McLaughlin and attended the funeral Wednesday of C. T. McLaughlin.

[MCPROUD, HANNAH OPHELIA "PHELE" TURNER]
Nampa Free Press (Nampa, Idaho), Tuesday, October 27, 1964
Hannah McProud – CALDWELL – Funeral services for Hannah P. McProud, 82, Middleton, who died Monday at a Caldwell nursing home, will be held Thursday, 10 a. m. at the Flahiff Chapel. The Rev. A. E. Gilbert of the Middleton Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Middleton.

[MELTON, CLARENCE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 17, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Clarence Melton of Nebraska City, Nebraska, eldest son of Wilford Melton, was killed on Tuesday in a railroad accident at Hastings. Young Melton was a brakeman on the Q.

[MELTON, CLARENCE]
Waterloo Evening Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), Thursday, January 20, 1910
Clark Melton, bookkeeper at the International Harvester, was called to his home at Blockton yesterday by a message containing the news of the sudden death of his brother, Clarence, who was a railroad man. The message told no details and it is supposed he came to his death while on duty.

[MELTON, CLARENCE]
Nebraska City News (Nebraska City, Nebraska), Friday, January 21, 1910
Clarence Melton Killed
Clarence Melton, a brakeman on the C. B. & Q road who ran out of this city for some time as brakesman on Conductor Joe Smalley's train was killed last evening at Hastings, Ia. He fell between two freight cars and was cut to pieces. He is well known here and was married here, his wife being a Miss Belcher and was at home with her parents, on Fourth avenue near Eleventh street, when the accident occurred. She leaves for Red Oak this evening to attend the funeral. Clarence was a great favorite with all of the railroad men and his death will be deeply mourned.

[MELTON, CLARENCE]
Nebraska City News (Nebraska City, Nebraska), Friday, January 21, 1910
Remains Brought Here
The remains of Clarence Melton, the Burlington brakesman who was killed at Hastings, Ia., Monday night by falling under a moving train, was brought to this city this afternoon and the funeral took place from the train. The deceased leaves a widow and a three-year-old daughter. His wife has been making her home with her parents in this city for some time past and is cashier at the Nebraska City Steam Laundry.

[MELTON, CLARENCE]
Talmage Tribune (Talmage, Nebraska), Friday, January 21, 1910
Clarence Melton Killed.
Clarence Melton, a brakeman on the C. B. & Q. road who ran out of this city for some time as brakeman on Conductor Joe Smalley's train, was killed Monday evening at Hastings, Iowa. He fell between two freight cars and was cut to pieces. He was well known here and was married here, his wife being a Miss Belcher formerly, and she was at home with her parents when the accident occurred. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday afternoon and the funeral took place from the train. The deceased leaves a widow and a three-year-old daughter. His wife is cashier at the Nebraska City steam laundry. – N. C. News.
The Tribune is informed that this is the same Clarence Melton who was lineman for the local telephone exchange several months last year. He was a pleasant appearing young man and made many friends while in Talmage. He was about thirty years of age.



[MILLER, ALEXANDER TARDY "ALEX"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1936
A. [lexander] T. [ardy] Miller passed away at his home in Redding May 5 at the age of 78 years.

[MITCHELL, GIFFORD WEIR]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 7, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Gifford Weir, the infant son of J. O. Mitchell and wife of Des Moines, was buried in Rose Hill cemetery on Sunday evening.

[MULLIN, WILLIAM PATRICK, 1878 - 1936]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, January 16, 1936
Mullin Dies
William Mullin, 56, who was severely injured in an auto accident near Winterset Dec. 6, died on Monday at Broadlawn General Hospital in Des Moines. Both legs were broken in the accident and the death was probably from blood poisoning. He was an uncle of our produce dealer, W. L. Mullin.

[MULLIN, WILLIAM PATRICK, 1878 - 1936]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 23, 1936
Wm. Mullin Dead
Wm. Mullin, of Des Moines, died on Monday of last week at a Des Moines hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Winterset on Dec. 6. He was driving a poultry truck which collided in the fog with an automobile east of Winterset. He suffered severe fractures of both legs. He was taken to a Winterset hospital and later to a Des Moines hospital. He was 57 years of age and with the exception of the last four years, spent his entire life in the Maloy vicinity. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and three sons. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at Maloy on Wednesday morning of last week and burial was made in the Maloy cemetery.

[NAILL, ARTHUR WALTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 6, 1935
Arthur W. Naill Drowned
Roy L. Naill of Athelstan received word Monday that his brother, Arthur W. Naill, had probably drowned in the flood which followed the heavy rain, termed a "cloud-burst," in Morgan county, Colorado, Sunday or Sunday night.
Mr. Naill, who was about 48 or 49 years of age and a single man, had been a resident of near Wiggins, Colorado, where he has been farming some four years. It seems that his farm house had been destroyed by fire and he had taken up temporary quarters in a granary, a substantial building on the farm, and it is the supposition that he was trapped in the building by the flood of water.
Wiggins is located on Kiowa creek, a few miles west of Fort Morgan. Kiowa creek is formed by the junction of Wolf and Comanche creeks which originates in the foothills of the Arkansas Divide mountains, northeast of Colorado Springs. Kiowa creek empties into South Platte river near Orchard, northwest of Fort Morgan.

[NAILL, ARTHUR WALTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 20, 1935
Word from Wiggins, Colorado, the last of the week was to the effect that the body of Arthur W. [alter] Naill, an account of whose drowning in a flood was reported in this paper two weeks ago, had been found and buried. The body was found about six miles from his home, the body being tangled up in fence wire. His horses and cattle were found, having escaped from the flood waters.

[NEWTON, MILO GEORGE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 31, 1935
Milo Newton Killed
Word was received in town Tuesday morning that Milo Newton of Waukon was killed in an automobile accident between Waukon and LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The report is that Mr. Newton and another man with him were both killed instantly. Mr. Newton has been located at Waukon, Allamakee county, this state, for a number of years and where he was employed as a drug clerk.
Mr. Newton is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Frances Newton, and sister, Miss Beatrice Newton, both of Diagonal and a brother, Earl Newton of Sheridan.

[NEWTON, MILO GEORGE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 31, 1935
A press dispatch from Waukon to the Des Moines Register reads: "Otto P. Gleisner, machinist, and Milo Newton, insurance man, both of Waukon, were killed late Monday night when their auto crashed head on with a bus near LaCrescent, Minn. The men were returning from La Crosse, Wis., where they had gone to obtain some car repairs when the accident occurred. Gleisner is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. Newton is survived by his wife.

[NEWTON, MILO GEORGE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 7, 1935
Milo G. Newton – From a clipping from a Waukon paper we gather the additional details of the accident which cost Milo Newton his life. The accident occurred on the dike between La Crosse, Wis. and La Crescent, Minn., on Minnesota highway No. 3, when the car met a Greyhound passenger bus in a head on collision. There were no witnesses to the accident, the only report being that of the bus driver. He stated that he was headed east on the pike from La Crescent and had completed the first right turn when he met a car coming toward him on the wrong side of the road was compelled to swerve the bus to the left side of the highway. Before he could get the Greyhound bus back to the right side he met the Model A Ford in which Gleisner and Newton were riding. The terrific impact wrecked the Ford. The bus driver, alone in his machine, took the two men to the terminal garage where an ambulance was called. Gleisner died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital and Newton died on the operating table at the hospital.
Milo George Newton, son of George and Frances Newton, was born at Blockton, Iowa, 34 years ago. On April 25, 1925, he came to Waukon and for eight years was employed as a clerk at Grimm Bros. drug store. The last year or more he was engaged in writing insurance and was about to commence work as an auto salesman for Mr. Gleisner.
On July 26, 1926, he was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Haugen of Decorah and they established their home here in Waukon, where both have been active in social affairs. He was also a charter member of the local Drum Corps and was ever ready to assume his share of the duties of that organization. He was a member of the Odd Fellows order. Mr. Newton was a genial and jovial man by nature and drew about him many friends, all of whom regret his untimely death.
Funeral services were held at Waukon Thursday afternoon and burial in the cemetery at Decorah.

[OSTRANDER, JOHN WILLIAM, - 1910]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 5, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
John William Ostrander died Sept. 5 at the age of 44 years, 11 months and 18 days.

[PAGE, LUCIEN HENRY, 1832 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 23, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Lucius Page died Jan. 22 at the age [of] 78 years, 6 months and 24 days.
[Note: The first name is spelled Lucien on his headstone.]

[PAGE, LUCIEN HENRY, 1832 - 1911]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 26, 1911
B. J. Flick, accompanied by his sisters, Mrs. R. V. Lucas an Miss Nelle Flick, went to Blockton Tuesday to attend the funeral of an uncle, L. [ucien] H. [enry] Page.

[PHILLIPS, JACOB NEWTON, 1881 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jacob Newton Phillips died on Sunday evening at his home north of town at the age of 29 years.


[POLLEY, DIANTHA JANE HOOVER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 24, 1935
Diantha Jane Hoover, daughter of Christian and Mary Hoover, was born in Medina county, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1848 and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Thompson, in Blockton, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1935, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 6 days.
She was united in marriage to Edwin F. [ranklin] Polley Nov. 22, 1871 in Clinton county, Iowa, residing there two years; afterwards going to Butler county, Nebraska, where they resided two years; then coming to a farm near Maloy, Iowa. They became early pioneer settlers, making this their permanent home until the death of Mr. Polley, who proceeded her in death Set. 26, 1927. She was also proceeded in death by two sons, William Albert and Charles Oscar. Since the death of her husband she has made her home with her children.
To this union seven children were born. Those living are Mrs. Cora Turner, of McClare, Colorado; Mrs. Leona Thompson of Blockton; Mrs. Minnie Poore of Clarinda; Mrs. Clyde Skinner of Skidmore, Mo. and Guy Polley of Maloy.
She leaves to mourn her departure her five children, three brothers, William Hoover of Manitou, Oklahoma; James Hoover of Blockton and Edward Hoover of Hawks Spring, Wyoming; two sisters, Mrs. Sarahette [Sarah Etta] Comer and Mrs. Eudora Miller of Mount Ayr. Also 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many friends.
She was a member of the Delphos Baptist church and was happy in church attendance and religious life. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at Mount Ayr Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor of the Baptist church and interment was made in the Mount Ayr cemetery.

[POOR, JULIA ANN WINEINGER, 1824 – 1910]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Julia Poor died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Sutton, being in her 87th year.

[RICKABAUGH, DAVID PORTER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 13, 1935
SHERIDAN – D. P. Rickabaugh Dies. Was Invalid For Many Years—Bury in Sheridan Cemetery.
D. [avid] P. [orter] Rickabaugh, 69, died at his home in Sheridan Thursday evening, after having been an invalid for many years. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. C. C. Pritchard. Burial was in the Sheridan cemetery.
Surviving relatives are his wife, a son, three daughters, five grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.

[RICKABAUGH, DAVID PORTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 20, 1935
D. [avid] P. [orter] Rickabaugh of Sheridan, a paralytic and confined to a wheelchair for over a quarter of a century, died last week.

[RIDGE, WILLIAM HOWARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 26, 1936
W. H. Ridge Dead
W. [illiam] H.[enry] Ridge, 65, died at his home north of Isadora Sunday afternoon after a several weeks illness. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon conducted by Challie E. Graham and interment in the Tent Chapel cemetery.

[RIDGE, WILLIAM HOWARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 26, 1936
Chas. Frederick, wife and son, Vane, were down from their home north of Corning Monday to attend the funeral of W. [illiam] H. [oward] Ridge. . ..

[RIDGE, WILLIAM HOWARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 26, 1936
Obituary – William Howard Ridge, son of Thompson and Catharine Ridge, was born May 12, 1870, in the state of Kansas, and departed this life at the old home north of Isadora, Mo., March 22, 1936, aged 65 years, 10 months and 10 days.
He left Kansas when a child and afterward spent most of his life in southern Iowa and northern Missouri.
He was united in marriage to Miss Olive I. [dell] Hagans Feb. 20, 1895. To this union 6 children were born—Mrs. Nellie Jennings and Mrs. Bessie Long, of Sheridan; Elza and Ray Ridge of Eldridge, Mo.; Robert Ridge of Sheridan and Clarence, who preceded his father in death Jan. 25, 1926.
Besides his companion and five children he leaves to mourn his departure 5 grandchildren, one brother, Luther Ridge of Columbia, Mo., and 4 sisters, Mrs. Eldora Fulwider, of Blockton; Mrs. Zora Scott of Blockton; Mrs. Mina Frederick, of Corning and Mrs. Effie Frederick of Grant City. Also many other relatives and friends.
He confessed his faith in Christ Oct. 31, 1888, at the age of 18 and continued faithful to this profession till death. He was a member of the Isadora Church of Christ at the time of his death.
He was a faithful companion, kind loving father and brother, and one of our very best citizens.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Challie E. Graham, assisted by A. C. Warren of the Blockton Church of Christ and the remains laid to rest in the Tent Chapel cemetery.

[RINEHART, ELIZABETH MARY HANEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 7, 1936
Otto Farris received word Monday that his Grandmother Rhinehart had passed away at her home near Plano at the age of 88 years. . ..

[ROBINSON, ELIZABETH ADALINE "LIZZIE" DOUGHTY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1936
The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson was brought down from near Clearfield yesterday morning and taken on No. 11 to her former home at Duganville [Dudenville], Mo., for burial. Mrs. Robinson passed away Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. [eorge] A. Stephens, south of Clearfield, with whom she had made her home for a number of years. She was 77 years of age.

[ROBINSON, ELIZABETH ADALINE "LIZZIE"  DOUGHTY]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1936
Elizabeth Robinson – Elizabeth Adaline Doughty, daughter of James and Frances (Crane) Doughty, was born in Jefferson county, Iowa, June 7th, 1858—and departed this life Feb. 2nd, 1936, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Stephens, at the age of 77 years, 8 months, and 16 days.
She grew to womanhood in Jefferson county and there on Dec. 26, 1879, she was united in marriage to Peter N. [icholas] Robinson and they made their home there until 1889, when they came out to Ringgold county and lived on a farm near Mount Ayr. In 1907, they moved to a farm near Golden City, Mo. Here, Nov. 23, of 1920, her husband died—since which time she has made her home with her daughter, having been an invalid for many years.
They were the parents of seven children—one son Roland Homer, dying in infancy. The living children are these: --Mabel Stephens of Clearfield; Roy Robinson of Golden City, Mo.; Ross Robinson of Billings, Montana; Maude Robbins of Elma, Wash.; Chas. Robinson of Argentine, Kansas; and Clarence Robinson of Baxter Springs, Kansas.
One brother and two sisters also survive, namely: Mr. Wm. Doughty of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Ella Nicola of Minatare, Neb.; and Mrs. Al Blauer of Afton, Iowa.
Early in life she was converted and united with the Methodist Church, to which she was faithful to the end.
The funeral service was held at the Crew Funeral Home on Tuesday, all the children being present except the daughter out in Washington.
Early on Wed., they left with the body for Golden City, where the burial was to be beside her husband in the Dudenville Cemetery.
[Note: Her Iowa State Death Certificate gives the death date as February 23, 1936. The same obituary was published in the Lenox Time Table, March 5, 1936.]

[ROSE, AVIS I. PARSONS]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Tuesday, January 1, 1935
Mrs. Avis I. Rose Dies At Her Home
Mrs. Avis I. Rose, 67, died at her home, 4703 Madison avenue Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Frank Rose, a son, Paul E., of Huron, S. D.; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Upright and Mrs. C. W. Walcott, both of Lincoln and Mrs. Nelson Vallier, Ashland; a sister, Miss Jane Parsons of Los Angeles; two brothers, Dexrah Parsons, Los Angeles, and Dr. Ralph Parson, Salt Lake City, and five grandchildren.

[ROSE, AVIS I. PARSONS]
Ashland Gazette (Ashland, Nebraska), Thursday, January 10, 1935
Ashland People Attend Funeral for Mrs. Rose
Mrs. Nelson Vallier was called to Lincoln New Year's Eve by the sudden illness and death of her mother, Mrs. J. F. Rose of 4703 Madison Avenue. Mrs. Rose suffered a stroke at 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, passing away half an hour later without regaining consciousness.
Although not in the best of health, her sudden passing was a great shock to her relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Splain, Schnell & Griffiths chapel, Rev. Martin of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Ashland cemetery.

Mrs. Vallier is in Lincoln at the home of her sister, Mrs. Walroth, and is not expected home until the latter part of the week.
Among those who attended the services from Ashland were Mr. and Mrs. Verne Clark, Clifford Carey, Ray Chamberlain, Miss Merle Vallier and Nelson Vallier and sons.

[ROSE, AVIS I. PARSONS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 10, 1935
Friends in town received word the last of the week of the death of Mrs. Jesse F. Rose at Lincoln, Nebraska, on December 31, death caused by a stroke. The word was sent here by Mrs. Rose's daughter, Bernetta, now Mrs. E. W. Walroth. Mrs. Rose and the family left Blockton almost 32 years ago. Mrs. Rose is spoken of highly by those who knew her here.

[ROSE, JESSE FRANK]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Monday, February 13, 1939
Jesse Rose, State Resident Since 1880, Passes Away Here
Jesse F. [rank] Rose, 85, a resident of Lincoln for the past 20 years and of Nebraska since 1880, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Upright, 4942 Adams street, Saturday night.
Born at Bonaparte, Ia., August 22, 1853, Mr. Rose came to Nebraska in 1880 and was connected with two lumber companies for several years. Later, he worked for a sales company. On September 5, 1918, he conducted a hardware sale in South Dakota and returning to Lincoln the following day, suffered a paralytic stroke from which he never completely recovered.
Besides Mrs. Upright, Mr. Rose is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Burnetta Walroth of Lincoln and Mrs. Marivee Vallier, of Ashland; and a son, Paul E. Rose, of Huron, S. D.

[ROSE, JESSE FRANK]
Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Monday, February 13, 1939
Jesse F. Rose Is Dead Lumber Dealer in Nebraska for Several Years
Jesse F. [rank] Rose, 85, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Upright, 4942 Adams. A native of Bonaparte, Van Buren county, Ia., he came to Nebraska in 1880 to enter the employ of National Lumber company at Wilcox. He worked for the company in various other places. He came to Lincoln in 1918 after a paralytic stroke from which he never entirely recovered. He was a member of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Rose, who was Avis R. Parsons of Mount Ayr, Ia., before her marriage in 1890, died four years ago. Surviving besides Mrs. Upright are two other daughters, Mrs. Burnetta Walroth of Lincoln and Mrs. Marivee Vallier of Ashland and a son, Paul E. of Huron, S. D. and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Splain, Schnell & Griffiths, Rev. Harry O. Martin officiating. Burial in Ashland.

[RUSH, NANCY MELVINA HAMMER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 7, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Arron [Aaron] Rush died at her home east of Redding that week at the advanced age of 100 years.

[SHAFER, MARTHA ELIZABETH WAUGH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1935
Martha Elizabeth Waugh, daughter of Harvey and Nancy Waugh, was born Oct. 11, 1863 and died at her home July 31, 1935, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 20 days.
She grew to womanhood in the community and was married to Watson Shafer Feb. 4, 1883. To this union 8 children were born. Three preceded her in death. The living are Ray Shafer, Blockton; Mrs. Maud Glendenning, Mrs. Eunice Norris and Mrs. Chelsea Cook [Redding?] and Mrs. Mabel Motsinger, Grant City. The husband and father passed away Mar. 11, 1933.
Mrs. Shafer became a Christian when a young girl and united with the Middle Fork Methodist church and remained faithful to her Christ and church throughout her entire life and was ready to go at the summons of her Master. The last message on her lips was a verse from the Bible, the book she cherished above all others. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and friend of all who knew her.
Besides her children she leaves three brothers and two sisters, Joe and Charles Waugh, Redding; Willard Waugh, Blockton and Mary Waugh and Mrs. Flora Williams, St. Joseph, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Middle Fork church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

[SHAFER, MARTHA ELIZABETH WAUGH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1935
Mrs. Martha Shafer, mother of Ray Shafer and a sister of M. W. Waugh of this place, died at her home southeast of Redding Wednesday evening of last week after an illness extending over several weeks. She was about 72 years of age. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.



[SINGER, NELLA FIDELIA WILLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 17, 1935
Former Clearfield Resident Dies
Mrs. Nellie Singer of Washington, D. C. and a former resident of Clearfield for many years, died at Clearfield on Jan. 5th. Mrs. Singer had been in Denver, Colorado and stopped off at Clearfield on account of illness while on her way back to Washington. Mrs. Singer was the widow of Dr. L. U. Singer, a former well-known Clearfield physician. Dr. Singer died at Clearfield in the spring of 1907 after practicing medicine there since the town started in 1881.

[SLATER, JAMES S., 1844 – 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
James Slater died at Athelstan at the age of 67 years.

[SMITH, MELVINA STEWART]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 31, 1935
Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church at Redding Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock for Mrs. Melvina Smith, past four score years of age, who died Jan. 20 at her home east of Redding. Rev. W. H. Warrior conducted the services.

[SPOONER, LINDSEY WARE, 1824 – 1910]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1935
Twenty-Five Years Ago
L.[indsey] Spooner, father of C. [alvin] F. Spooner, died Tuesday at his home in Appanoose county, being in his 87th year.
[Note: The first name is spelled Linzy on his headstone.]

[STANFIELD, EMORY MADISON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1935
E. M. Stanfield Dead
Emory Madison Stanfield, forty-four years old, a former resident of St. Joseph, died suddenly last night following a heart attack at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to word received in St. Joseph. Mr. Stanfield is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Stanfield; three children, Mrs. Geraldine Combs and Misses Theron and Betty Lou Stanfield, all of Tulsa; and five brothers, Roy B. and George W. Stanfield, St. Joseph; Charles W. Stanfield, St. Louis; Harry D. Stanfield, Battle Creek, Michigan and Glen E. Stanfield, Bakersfield, Cal. The body will arrive in St. Joseph tomorrow. Funeral services will be held Monday. Burial will be in Ashland cemetery. –St. Joseph News-Press, Friday, Dec. 20.
Mr. Stanfield was known to some of our readers, having, with his wife, formerly Miss Pauline Goldizen of this place, visited here at different times. Mrs. Stanfield's parents, J. P. Goldizen and wife, reside at 3420 Penn street, St. Joseph.
[Note: His first name is spelled Emery on his headstone.]

[STITES, RANKIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 28, 1935
Rankin Stites Dead
Rankin Stites, who made his home with his brother on a farm south of town, passed away Thursday night after a several days illness. Funeral services were held Saturday and interment was made at Parnell.

[TURNER, MARY ANN ELIZABETH GARTSIDE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1936
Mrs. Mary Turner Dead
Mrs. Mary Ann Turner, 79, a resident of Boise for the past twenty years, died Friday evening at the home of her son, Frank H. Turner, 1102 North Fifth street.
Mrs. Turner was born September 3, 1856 at Bedford, Ia., and was a member of the Christian church of Boise. Her husband, Joe Turner, died in 1900 at Sheridan, Mo.
Surviving besides her son are two daughters, Mrs. O. C. McProud of Homedale and Mrs. E. D. Baird of Boise; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Lansing of Boise, Mrs. L. H. Mabbott of Spokane and Gayle Gwatney of Boise; a grandson, Albert McProud, of Melba; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. – Boise (Idaho) Capital-News.

[WALSTON, CORA SUE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1935
Born, Friday, Aug. 23, to Tom Walston and wife of near Delphos, a daughter, the little one dying at birth. Short funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Challie E. Graham and interment was made in the Platteville cemetery at 4 o'clock.

[WEESE, DORIS ANNETTA LYNCH BARNES]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 4, 1955
Mrs. Noble Weese Died at Sheridan
Mrs. Noble B. Weese, a former resident of Bedford, died at her home northeast of Sheridan, Mo., July 25. Funeral services were held at the Prugh Funeral Home in Grant City, Mo., Tuesday afternoon, July 26, conducted by Rev. Charles Vinzant of the Parnell Methodist church. Burial at Isadora.
Doris Annetta Linch, daughter of Walter and Netta Barnum Linch, was born at Bedford, Iowa, March 20, 1919 and died at the age of 37 years, four months, four days.
She was married in 1934 to Lloyd Barnes and to them was born one daughter, Helen Irene, who died in infancy.
She was again married in September 1945 to Noble B. Weese. To them was born one daughter, Mary Ann, who with the husband, survives. There is also a son, Darrah Lee, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, a sister and three brothers. Also by a half-brother, the late Drexel Thompson of Bedford.
Mrs. Charlotte Tompson and children, Eva, Reva and Dean attended the funeral services at Grant City.

[WHARTON, BERNADINE YADON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1936
Bernadine Yadon-Wharton Dead
Mrs. Bernadine Yadon-Wharton of Gentry, Mo., died at a St. Joseph hospital Thursday night, February 6, at the age of 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Zell M. Wharton and infant son, Delmo Eugene Wharton of Gentry; her parents, John P. [reston] Yadon and wife, of Stanberry; four brothers, Ralph C. Yadon, Barnard; W. L. Yadon, Winfield, Kansas; Fred Yadon, Gentry; Bruce Yadon, Bloomington Illinois and a sister, Mrs. Radabaugh of Ottawa, Kansas. Funeral services were held at Alanthus on Tuesday or Wednesday of last week, the service being delayed several days by blocked roads. Some 90 workers from a CCC camp finally opened the road between Gentry and Alanthus to permit the service. Mrs. Wharton will be remembered as a brilliant student in the Blockton schools several years ago.

[WHITE, LOLA MADGE,1908 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 23, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A child in the Frank White family died of scarlet fever.

WHITE, LOLA MADGE,1908 - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Lola Madge White, the 2 1/2 -year-old daughter of D. [avid] F. [ranklin] White of near Athelstan, died of scarlet fever Jan. 20.


[WILSON, JOHN ROBERT HARVESTER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1922
John R. H. Wilson – John R. H. Wilson, aged 62 years, died at the Burlington hotel in Clarinda, Friday, March 3, 1922, about 4 p. m. Mr. Wilson had made his home at the hotel for some time, but recently had treatment at the Kennelworth hospital for stomach trouble and indigestion. He had returned to the hotel somewhat improved. Friday afternoon William Wallace, the manager of the hotel, heard Mr. Wilson fall to the floor in an upstairs room. He went to his assistance and called Dr. F. H. Clark, but Mr. Wilson passed away before he arrived. The body was removed to the Harmon undertaking parlors. Services were held at the grave at Bedford Monday at 11 a. m. A daughter of Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Maud Pace, who lives southeast of Bedford, came to Clarinda after her father's death to make necessary arrangements. He is also survived by another daughter and a son who were unable to be present.

[WISDOM, GUY WADE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1935
Guy W. Wisdom Dead
Guy Wade Wisdom was born October 18, 1867, in Taylor county, Iowa. He was the son of P.[ierce] J. [efferson] Wisdom, late of Escondido and Thankful Jane Wisdom. He was first educated in the schools of Fairfield, Iowa and later in the C. C. C. college of Des Moines.
His business career was varied and universally successful. In his early years he was secretary to the superintendent of the Rock Island railroad with offices at Oskaloosa. It was there that he met Mittie Amelia Nelson, whom he married Dec. 29, 1891. To this union two daughters were born in Iowa, Mrs. Gaile Zimmerman of Oceanside and Mrs. Marie Franklin of Escondido.
Mr. Wisdom moved to Portland, Oregon in 1901 where he held a position with the Flasher-Meyer Co., a wholesale dry goods house. While in Portland a third daughter, Mrs. Alta Marguerite Boyer of Oceanside, was born.
In 1903 he moved with his family to Los Angeles where he was employed by a wholesale house for about a year before again moving, this time to Escondido, where he established his own grocery and general merchandise store in 1904. Then followed many years of active and successful service, devoted both to his personal affairs and to the well-ordered growth and development of his chosen community.
After fifteen years of successful business experience in Escondido, Mr. Wisdom came to Oceanside in 1919, where he established a grocery, feed and grain business, which he handled most successfully until he sold out in 1925. However, his rugged physical and mental strength was not content with inactivity, so in 1927 he purchased the variety store which rapidly increased under his ownership, both in size and favor with the public he served, until he sold this business Oct. 20, 1934, when he again retired.
His wife being then in poor health, he gave his whole time and strength to her are. There followed a few happy months in this devoted service, including a trip through Panama, the southern citrus states and the East.
Soon after, Mr. Wisdom was taken ill and remained at home under the tender care of his immediate family until 11:25 of the morning of Nov. 18, 1935, when he passed into his final sleep.
In addition to his wife and three daughters, he leaves four grandchildren, Kenneth Franklin, Jr., and Jean Marie Franklin, of Escondido; Harry Zimmerman, Jr., and Marie Ferrel Zimmerman of Oceanside; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Worthington of Ottawa, Kansas; Dr. Caroline Rankin and Mrs. Zora Walters, both of Los Angeles; and four half-brothers, M.[ilton] V. [ern] Wisdom of San Diego; Will Wisdom of Berkley and Earl Wisdom and P. J. Wisdom, both of Los Angeles. Another half-brother, Sam Wisdom, now deceased.

[WIXON, SARAH JANE CAHILL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 27, 1936
E. L. Cahill's Sister Dies at Hospital
Sarah Jane Wixon, sister of E. [mer] L. [ouis] Cahill of Clarinda, passed away at a local hospital at 9:00 a. m. Sunday. Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Walker Funeral Home. Rev. Hall will be in charge. Burial will be in the Bedford cemetery.

[WIXON, SARAH JANE CAHILL]
  Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1936
Mrs. Sarah Wixom – Mrs. Sarah Jane Wixom [Wixon], daughter of Albert and Alice Cahill, was born at Brownsville, Nebr. February 4, 1892 and passed from this life in Clarinda, Ia., July 26, 1936, at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 24 days.
She is survived by one sister, Dora Brown, Monte Bello, Calif.; and five brothers, O. [tis] E.[dward] Cahill, Elden, Iowa, A. [lexander] A. Cahill, Clarinda, E. [mer] L. [ouis] Cahill, Clarinda, Albert of Kansas City, Mo. and Robert of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
She became a member of the Christian church in 1914.
Thus her influence will continue and the good qualities of her life will be a legacy to all who knew her.
The funeral service was held at the Walker Funeral Home Tuesday July 28 at 2:30 p. m. and was in charge of Rev. B. F. Hall. Hymns were sung by Wilma Anderson and Mr. Hall, Mrs. Hall accompanist. Pallbearers Grace Edward, Eva Schooley, Hazel Marker, Alta Struckman, Ethel Swingle and Pauline Foster. Interment was made in Bedford cemetery.

[WIXON, SARAH JANE CAHILL]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1936
Cahill's Sister Dies
Sarah Jane Wixon, a sister of E. [mer] L. [ouis] Cahill of Clarinda and a former resident of Bedford, died at a Clarinda hospital Sunday, July 26. The funeral services were held at the Walker FuneraL Home in in Clarinda Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the Bedford cemetery.

[WOOD, DAVID MATHIAS]
Stillwater Gazette (Stillwater, Oklahoma), Thursday, December 18, 1902
David Mathias Wood was born in Norfolk County Virginia October 21st, 1825. He died of heart failure in Stillwater, Oklahoma Dec. 4, 1902 about two o'clock p. m.
He drove to town in usual health, transacted some business, went into O. M. Eyler's store and said to the clerk, "I want to get my wife a pair of overshoes." The clerk started to get the shoes and Mr. Wood fell to the floor. Two or three physicians were called in immediately by telephone and they pronounced him dead. Mr. Wood when a boy moved with his parents to Wayne County, Indiana; after he was grown, he was a flat boatman on the Mississippi river and later he learned the blacksmith trade, which he followed all his afterlife. He was married April 2nd, 1850 at Noblesville, Indiana to Mrs. Olive Leaming Hunt who survives him. To this marriage seven children were born; only one is now living, Mrs. Lizzie Wood Enlow, residing near Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Mr. Wood was an affectionate husband and intelligent father. He was a man of high sense of honor, of strict integrity and was open handed to any one in need. In politics he was a republican but was an independent voter in all local affairs, voting for men. He was a man of strong like and dislikes. He would do anything in his power for a friend, and if a man did him a kindness he never forgot it. If anyone undertook to impose upon him it aroused him at once and he would neither spare time or money to thwart their plans or bring them to justice, but when treated well, he was a staunch friend. He never made any public profession of religion, yet he had a great respect for Christianity or for anyone who loved Christ. He had a very high temper and at times would use profane language but in a few minutes he would get over his anger and make apology for swearing, seeming to be sorry. The writer has sometimes thought that the reason he never made public profession was on account of the doing of some who made profession. Many times I have heard him speak of the sayings or doings of someone who belonged to church and he always spoke of it in a regretful way as though it hurt him that people would do as they did.
I was very intimate with him for the past eight years and I have come to the conclusion that he had a religious nature, was a firm believer in the religion of Christ and so lived that he could claim the promise, "Whosoever believeth on the Son hath life" and from my knowledge of his life and character I shall hope to meet him in that better land where there shall be no more death.   N. P. B.

[WOOD, DONALD WRAY]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1941
Ashes of D. Wood Are Buried Here
The ashes of Donald Wray Wood, 31, of Inglewood, Calif., who died in Los Angeles, Calif., September 26, were brought to Bedford Thursday by his aunt, Mrs. Daisy Wood VanSant of Pacific Palisades, Calif., for burial in the Bedford cemetery. Short services were held at the grave Friday afternoon, October 31, conducted by Rev. Albert Coe of Dysart, Iowa.
Donald was a son of Leon and Blanche Deremer Wood of Alhambra, Calif., former residents of Bedford. Another aunt, Mrs. Anna Deremer Coe of Dysart, was also here for the burial.
Mrs. VanSant, Rev. and Mrs. Coe were house guests while in Bedford of Miss Cecile F. Long.

[WOOD, DONALD WRAY]
Herald-Press (Saint Joseph, Michigan), Friday, November 14, 1941
Donald Wood
BUCHANAN, Nov. 14 (Special) – Word has been received of the death of Donald Wood, 31, a former resident of Buchanan, which occurred Sept. 26 in Los Angeles, Calif., as the result of amoebic dysentery and streptococcus.
Donald was the only son of the Leon Woods, of Los Angeles, who lived here for several years. His father was editor of the Buchanan newspaper. Donald graduated from Buchanan high school in 1928 and last May was graduated from the College Architecture in Los Angeles. While in Buchanan he was active in Boy Scout work. His body was cremated and taken to Bedford, O. [Iowa], for burial.

[WOOD, FLORENCE M. BEGGS]
Mendocino Coast Beacon (Mendocino, California), Friday, December 27, 1968
Daughter of Pioneer Family Laid to Rest
The daughter of pioneers of Mendocino was laid to rest in private rites at Evergreen cemetery, in the family plot, earlier this month.
Florence M. Wood, the former Florence Beggs, succumbed at Alhambra Dec. 11 at the age of 91. Funeral services were conducted there.
Mrs. Wood was the descendant of the Fred Jarvis family, early day merchants and leaders in the founding of Mendocino, an esteemed family. She left Mendocino at an early age.
She leaves one adopted daughter, Barbara Froland and a host of friends. She was the beloved grandmother of Vickie Froland, of Alhambra.

[WOOD, OLIVE LEAMING HUNT]
Stillwater Democrat (Stillwater, Oklahoma), Thursday, September 1, 1910
Mrs. Olive Wood, born Nov. 11, 1825, departed this life August 30, 1910, aged 85 years.
After a long, busy and useful life she died as she had lived—honored, trusted and loved. She reared her own monument while he lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life was completed if work all done and well done constitutes completion. Her Christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close and though all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith in God never wavered. But she has left us and today the autumn leaves fall upon another grave that hides from our sight all that is mortal of a true and noble woman.
The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church by Rev. Virtes Williams after which the remains were laid to rest in the Fairlawn cemetery.
The deceased had lived in this county twenty years and leaves many sorrowing friends and acquaintances. Her home for a number of years has been with her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Andrews who was at her bedside when the angel of death came and wafted her spirit to the great beyond.

[WOOD, OLIVE LEAMING HUNT]
Stillwater Gazette (Stillwater, Oklahoma), Friday, September 2, 1910
Death of an Aged Woman
Mrs. Olive Wood died at her home in Stillwater, Ok., at 2 a. m., Tuesday, August 30, 1910, of senile dementia, aged 84 years, 9 months and 20 days. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock the same afternoon, conducted by Rev. Virtes Williams. Interment was in Fairlawn cemetery.

[WORTHINGTON, LORETTA MIX]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1935
Mrs. Worthington Dead
Mrs. James Worthington of Maloy died at a St. Joseph hospital on Tuesday afternoon of last week following a surgical operation. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at Maloy Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Worthington was 34 years of age and before her marriage was Miss Loretta Mix.