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[BAXTER, JONAS, 1844 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1907
A telegram was received by Will Baxter Tuesday from his brother at Denver, Colo., stating that Jonah had passed away. He was stricken to his bed only a few days ago which later developed into quick pneumonia. His body was shipped to Armel, Colo., and interred in the old soldiers' cemetery. He left Lenox about two months ago for the west to take up a claim but after a short stay in Wyoming he concluded to go to Colorado. He was an old soldier and a member of the G. A. R. post of this city and was a favorite among his comrades who deeply deplore his death. – Lenox New Times.
[Note: The first name is spelled Jonas on his Civil War headstone.]

Ottawa Daily Republic (Ottawa, Kansas), Friday, July 19, 1907
Taken Home for Burial
The body of Mrs. E. O. Beeson of Blockton, Ia., was transferred here this morning from Waverly for Kansas City to be sent home. Mrs. Beeson, who is 77 years of age, had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. E. Dryden of Waverly, for three months. Her death occurred yesterday. She was the grandmother of James Dryden. Mrs. S. E. Dryden accompanied the body to Iowa.

Waverly Gazette (Waverly, Kansas), Friday, July 19, 1907
Mrs. H. Beeson, mother of Mrs. S. E. Dryden, died Thursday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Zinn. Ailments incident to old age was the cause of her death, although heart trouble seemed to be the primary cause, as she dropped dead while talking and apparently in her usual health. The remains were shipped Friday to Brockton [Blockton], Iowa, her old home, and the interment will be made there by the side of her husband. Mrs. S. E. Dryden accompanied the body to its last resting place.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1907
BLOCKTON - Mrs. Henry Beeson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Driden [Dryden] at Geneva, Kas., Thursday. Her remains arrived here Friday evening accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Driden, also her son Perry Beeson, of Franklin, Kas. She was taken at once to the home of her son-in-law Sid Severns. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Christian church conducted by Rev. Pitcher and the remains were viewed by a large number of old friends and neighbors. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery beside her husband who died about four years ago. Grandma, as she was generally called by her old friends, had lived many years on the old farm about three miles southeast of town, being among the early settlers. A few years ago, on account of old age and inability to work the old people bought a little home in the east part of town where Mr. Beeson died. Since that time Mrs. Beeson has made her home at times among her children and at other times trying to keep house as she was very loathe to give up her home and management of same. But last fall owing to her health she decided she must give up her home for good so sold her household effects and went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Driden. Her end was sudden, being heart failure. She was 77 years old at her death and had been a faithful, consistent member of the Christian church about 60 years. She leaves in this vicinity to mourn their loss, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Miller, granddaughter Mrs. Jake Savile, son-in-law Sid Severns and family and her brother's family the Wirtze's [Wertz]. Her son Joe Beeson, from Oklahoma, attended the funeral.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1907
BLOCKTON – Grandma Boren died Tuesday night after a long illness at the home of her son-in-law Frank Crouch. Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday afternoon, after which interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 21, 1907
SIAM - Word has been received from Orleans county, Indiana that Miss Millie Bridgewater, a cousin of Mrs. Sam Scrivner and who formerly resided here died there recently.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1907
Andy Bruner, one of the best known and oldest citizens of Grant township dropped dead Saturday. The funeral services were held Tuesday. The particulars are not available.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1907
L. H. BRUNER – The people of Clearfield were shocked last Saturday by the sudden death of L. H. Bruner, who expired with scarcely a moment's warning in the Clearfield Bank.
Mr. Bruner went into the bank and finding Mr. McPherrin busy, walked around behind the counter and sat down to wait, after being greeted by Mr. McPherrin and told that he would be waited upon in a few minutes. After a few moments he half rose from his seat with his hand pressed to his head and exclaimed "Oh, Grant!" Mr. McPherrin, looking around saw him in this position as he made the exclamation and was instantly at his side giving him support but life seemed to have fled with the spoken words and he sank to the floor.
Assistance was at hand at once, but nothing could be done except to remove the body and give such assistance and sympathy as was possible to Mrs. Bruner and their son Will, who had accompanied Mr. Bruner to town.
For more than a year past Mr. Bruner had known his condition and often talked of it to his friends, telling them he expected to go suddenly but was ready. About a year ago he had a severe attack while in Dr. Maxwell's office but rallied and was as well as usual in a short time. Mr. Bruner owned a fine farm of 200 acres and was a leading farmer in his neighborhood. In all the relations of life he was a splendid type of man and was esteemed and respected accordingly. His death is felt as a personal loss by all who knew him.
[Reprinted from Clearfield Enterprise.]

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1907
Obituary – Landy H. [aven] Bruner was born December 12, 1848, in Grange [Orange] county, Indiana, and died in Clearfield, Iowa, March 23, 1907, aged 58 years, 3 months and 11 days. At the age of six his parents moved to Illinois and he moved from there to Taylor county, Iowa, in 1882. He was married to Catherine Webber and to this union were born three sons, two of whom are still at home and one lives on an adjoining farm.
He was converted in Illinois in 1883 and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, in which fellowship he lived until death. For many years he has been an official member of the church and was faithful in the performance of his duties.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. J. Coe, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. Jackson Giddens, after which the mortal remains were laid to rest in Clearfield cemetery.
(The above obituary notice was received only a few days ago and it is published at this late date by special request.)

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1907
Frank Cabert [Cabaret], formerly of this vicinity, died at his home at Creston and was brought to Diagonal Tuesday and remains buried beside those of his first wife. He was a relative of the Goffs and Gollidays.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 21, 1907
STATE LINE - Mrs. William Cowen, who has been quite sick for the past two years, passed away at her home Monday night at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held at 11 o'clock a. m. at the Maple Grove church.

Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois), Sunday, May 4, 1947
Mrs. Ida C. Crum of Ashland Dies After Long Illness
Ashland – Mrs. Ida G. Crum, well known resident of Ashland, passed away Saturday, May 3, at 1:35 p. m. at the Homestead in Springfield, where she had been a patient since Feb. 5. Mrs. Crum suffered a stroke two years ago and was a patient at St. John's hospital in Springfield from that time until February of this year.
She was born on April 11, 1876, the daughter of the late Reuben and Frances Helce Carson [Corson]. She was united in marriage to George Crum in 1895. Mr. Crum died in 1908 [1907]. Mrs. Crum was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Ada Walbaum of Ashland.
The deceased was a member of the local Methodist church, the Ashland chapter of the Eastern Star, the Martha Class and the Woman's Christian Society.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church here with the Rev. J. D. Jeffers of Springfield, a former Ashland pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Crantz, present pastor.
Friends may call at the Gainer Funeral Home until the time of services. Burial will be in the Ashland cemetery.


Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois), Saturday, May 10, 1947
Hold Final Rites For Mrs. Ida Crum
Ashland – Final rites were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church for Mrs. Ida Crum with Rev. D. L. Jeffers of Springfield, in charge of the services and assisted by Rev. F. James Kranz, pastor of church.
Two songs, "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" and "More Love to Thee" were sung by Mrs. H. J. Lohman, Mrs. Elmer Lee Beadles, Mrs. J. H. Douglass and Mrs. Wm. Stribling with Miss Clarice Rearick as accompanist.
Pallbearers were: C. W. Yancy, LeRoy Klein, Charles Aggertt, William Crum and Fred Walbaum.

Interment was made in Ashland cemetery.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1907
A telegram was received Tuesday by Mrs. N. Sawyer announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. Melissa Davis, at Manchester, Iowa. Mrs. Sawyer was unable to attend the funeral. Her friends here extend their sympathy to Mrs. Sawyer.

[DIXSON, JOHN, 1841-1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 3, 1907
John B. Dixson Buried Here
John B. Dixson was born in Peoria county, Ill., March 17, 1841, and died at Peoria, Ill., September 27th, 1907.
In 1860 he moved to Omaha and in 1862 was married to Miss Millie Sperry. To them two sons were born, Harry T., of Stanberry, Mo., and Frank, of Des Moines. In 1880 they moved to Taylor county and while living in Bedford the deceased was employed as a butcher. He was again married to Mrs. Bloomeris, who with the sons survive to mourn his loss.
The deceased has been working on a farm for Dr. McNair, near Conway and last week he went to Peoria to visit his sister. He expected to start back home on Thursday last and when his sister went to call him fund him lying in his room cold in death. The gas jet was found to have been leaking and it was thought that death was due either to suffocation or heart failure. He also leaves two sisters to mourn; one, living at Peoria, Mrs. Treman and the other living at Omaha, Mrs. Joseph Redman.
The funeral services were held at the home of D. E. Sperry on Sunday, conducted by Rev. A. I. Jones and interment was in Bedford cemetery. The bereaved have the sympathy of all.

[DIXSON, JOHN, 1841-1907]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 3, 1907
Accidental Death
The body of John Dixson, once a resident of Bedford, arrived here Saturday morning and was interred at the Bedford Cemetery. The funeral services were held at the home of D. E. Sperry, a brother-in-law of the deceased, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. I. Jones.
Mr. Dixson was born in Peoria county, Illinois, March 17, 1841, and at the time of his death his age was 66 years, 6 months and 10 days. In 1861 he was married to Miss Nellie Sperry and to this union two sons were born: Harry, of Stanberry, Mo., and Frank, of Omaha. His wife and the mother of his sons died many years ago. Later he was married to Mrs. Bloomeris, who still survives him.
In 1867 deceased moved to Omaha and 13 years later came to Taylor county which has ever after been his home.
Mr. Dixson was living at Conway and went to Peoria to visit his sister. He had finished his visit and was to return home the morning of his death. He went to bed in good health but when his sister went to arouse him in the morning, he was dead. The room was full of gas and a gas jet partially turned on told the story. Apparently, Mr. Dixson had noticed something wrong after he had gone to bed and had got up and started for the door. He was too weak and fell to the floor where death found him.
His sudden death was a great shock to his family and many friends and all who knew him sincerely mourn the untimely end of a useful and upright life.



Parsons Daily Eclipse (Parsons, Kansas), Monday, August 19, 1907
E. R. Fowler Dead
Mr. Fowler Was 66 Years of Age—Leaves 11 Children
E. [dward] R. [eade] Fowler of the firm of Fowler & Weir, real estate agents, died at his home at 1425 Crawford avenue, Saturday evening at about 8:45 of a complication of diseases.
Mr. Fowler was 66 years of age, and has lived in Parsons for about 4 years, coming here from Iowa. He was first taken ill about seven weeks ago but has only confined to his bed for the past month.
Nine girls and two boys, as well as the widow, are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father. Two of the girls and one boy were here at the time of their father's death. Another daughter arrived Saturday evening from her home in Oklahoma City and two came in yesterday from Iowa.
One of the other daughters is in South Dakota, another in Nebraska, another in Idaho, and another in Iowa. It will be impossible for these four to reach here in time for the funeral. All efforts to locate the other son, who was thought to have been in Kansas City, have proven fruitless.
The deceased was a member of the G. A. R. and lifelong member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held sometime Wednesday from the First Methodist church, Rev. S. S. Murphy officiating. Interment in Oakwood cemetery.
Although he had lived here only a few years, Mr. Fowler was known as an honest upright business man and true Christian and during his short time here has made hosts of friends.

Parsons Daily Sun (Parsons, Kansas), Tuesday, August 20, 1907
E. R. Fowler Dead
Old Soldier Passed Away and the Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday
The Grand Army flag in the city park again floats at half mast, this time for Mr. E. [dward] R. [eade] Fowler, who died at his home, 1425 Crawford avenue, Saturday night. Mr. Fowler was an old soldier and his old comrades are requested to attend his funeral which will be held from the First Methodist church next Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. This request comes from the family of the deceased. Mr. Crawford was 66 years of age at the time of his death and for a number of years was engaged in the real estate business in this city. A more extended obituary will appear later in the Sun, also the particulars regarding the plans for the funeral.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1907
An Old Resident Dead
Word was received here Sunday of the death of our former townsman, E. [dward] R. [eade] Fowler, which occurred the day previous at his home in Parsons, Kas., from a complication of diseases.
For many years Mr. Fowler resided in Holt township and it was while living there that he was elected county auditor on the republican ticket. After serving four years as auditor, in which capacity he made an excellent record, he engaged with Scott Alcorn in the implement business. Later he was with F. M. Beall in the grocery business and after selling to Mr. Beall he bought the grocery now conducted by Sid P. Webb. About five years ago he left for Parsons, Kas., which has since been his home and where he was engaged in the real estate business. For the past year he has been in poor health and his death was not wholly unexpected by those acquainted with his condition.
Mrs. Wm. Dowlin, northwest of town and Mrs. M.[ilo] B. [enjamin] Dunning of Siam are the only relatives he has living in Taylor county, they both being daughters. Mrs. C. [harles] B. [ert] Payton, formerly of Bedford, is also a daughter of deceased. All of this estimable family have the sympathy of their old Taylor county friends in their hour of bereavement.

Parsons Daily Sun (Parsons, Kansas), Monday, August 26, 1907
His Final Discharge
Obituary of Edward R. Fowler by Dr. S. S. Murphy
The following obituary of the late Edward R. Fowler was written by the pastor of the First Methodist church who preached his funeral sermon:
Edward R. [eade] Fowler was born in Butler county, Ohio, March 6, 1841 and died in Parsons, Kan., August 17, 1907. He moved with his parents to Louisa county Iowa in 1855, and in 1861 enlisted in Company A, Seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was afterward transferred to the signal corps and promoted to Sergeant and serving three years, was honorably discharged in 1864.
He was married to Mary F. [rances] Riggs February 19, 1865. To this union came eleven children, all of whom are living. Those in attendance on his funeral were: Mrs. C. [larence] S. [idney] Hoskinson, Stillwater, Okla.; Mrs. H. [orace] C. [orbin] Gambrill, Rapid City, S. D.; Mrs. W. [illiam] C. [rawford] Dowlin, Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. E. [dgar] T. [homas]  Inch, Parsons; Walter M.[orton] of Kansas City, Mo.; Gus, Inez and Hazel and the wife, of Parsons, Kan. the children who were unable to be present at the last sad rites were Mrs. C. [harles] B. [ert] Payton, Chadron, Neb.; Mrs. P. [aul] S. [tewart] Haddock, Shoshone, Idaho and Mrs. M. [ilo] B. [enjamin] Dunning of Siam, Ia. Mr. A. V. Riggs of Mt. Union, Ia., brother of Mrs. Fowler, was also present. Deceased leaves one brother and one sister, who were unable to be present at this time.
Mr. Fowler was a soldier of the Civil war, one of that noble band of patriots whose services and sacrifices preserved to us our Union and whose numbers are lessening so rapidly that we may all well pause and do them reverence as they go up and down among us, cherishing their virtues and imitating their noble deeds. These are the noblest monuments of patriotism.
Mr. Fowler was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Bedford, Ia., in 1886 and brought his membership to this church in 1903. Being converted late in life, he realized the importance of redeeming the time, so was earnest and faithful in all his Christian duties and left his impress on his family and friends as a consistent Christian. He was a trustee of the First M. E. church, a teacher in the Sunday school and treasurer of our Sunday school funds. He was efficient and faithful in all these important trusts. He leaves a vacant place in our midst. A business associate said of him: "He was one of the truest and best men I ever knew." A near neighbor said: "We shall miss him so much; he was such a good man."
We rejoice to believe that the words of the Scripture apply to him:
"He rests from his honors." While we mourn, he rejoices; while our tears flow, his face is radiant with the reflected glory of our Lord. "His works do follow him." His faithful life, his earnest service, his consistent example, all live in our memories and become an inspiration to us to follow our Lord as faithfully as he followed Him.
His funeral was preached by his pastor, from the words: "Let me die the death of the righteous; let my last end be like his."
[Note: Reprinted in the Bedford Times-Republican, Bedford, Iowa, September 5, 1907.]

Parsons Daily Eclipse (Parsons, Kansas), Wednesday, August 21, 1907
E. R. Fowler's Funeral
G. A. R. Man Died at His Home Saturday Night
The funeral of E. [dward] R. [eade] Fowler, who died at his home on East Crawford, Saturday night, was held at the First Methodist church at nine o'clock this morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. S. Murphy. Mr. Fowler was an old soldier and the member of the local G. A. R. post took part in the funeral services.
Mr. Fowler, who was a member of the real estate firm of Fowler and Weir had been in the real estate business in Parsons for several years.

Atlantic Evening News (Atlantic, Iowa), May 11, 1908
J. E. Gillespie Passes Away Passed Away at Kansas City After an Operation for Prostatic Trouble. Death the Result of Uremic Poisoning—Remains Here for Interment.
John E. Gillespie, a resident of this city since 1871 and one of the best known and respected men in the community, died at 1:40 yesterday afternoon , in the University hospital at Kansas City, of uremic poisoning, the result of a prostatic trouble of long standing, to relieve which an operation was successfully performed, but the poisoning had permeated the system of the patient and he could not survive. The word of his death was received in this city about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Mr. Gillespie was taken badly ill while at the home of his son, Frank, at Garden City, Kans. His son started to take him to Waterloo, where he intended to be with his daughter, Mrs. Lindner, but they missed the train at Kansas City, and it was then decided to have an operation performed. He rallied splendidly from the operation, but his system could not shake off the poisoning and he passed away.
Was Born in Ohio
Mr. Gillespie was born in Butler county, O., October 12, 1829. His father was James R. Gillespie and his mother, Mary Hayden Gillespie, both natives of Ohio. Mr. Gillespie was raised in the county where he was born and in 1850 came to Wapello county, this state, where he engaged in teaching school. In 1856 he went to Adams county, where for two years he was engaged in the dry goods business. From there he went back to Wapello county, where he lived for a number of years, being employed as deputy county treasurer and being elected in 1865 clerk of the courts, in which office he served one term. In 1867 he removed to Des Moines and engaged with Mills & Co. in the manufacture of blank books. He was also employed for a time as traveling salesman for a Philadelphia notion house. In 1871 he came to Atlantic where for a time he and his brother, A. J. Gillespie, were engaged in the dry goods business where the Prall building, occupied by Mrs. Goddell, now stands. Then for two years they were engaged in the grocery business, at the end of which time deceased embarked in the real estate and loan business, in which he continued during his long residence here.
Married in 1852
On the 7th of October 1852, Mr. Gillespie was married to Lydia Hedrick, of Wapello county. Mrs. Gillespie died on the 21st of October last year and is buried in the Atlantic cemetery. Two children, Frank Gillespie of Garden City, Kans. and Mrs. Florene Lindner, wife of C. C. Lindner of Waterloo, together with an adopted daughter, Mrs. Shaw of Grand Junction, Colo., survive him. He also leaves his brother, A. J. Gillespie, in this city, and a sister, Mrs. Brainerd of Riverside, Cal. Mr. Gillespie, shortly after the death of his wife last fall, went to Waterloo, where for a number of months he made his home with his daughter and family. Within the last few weeks he was in this city and packed his household goods, going from here to Garden City, Kans., where he was making his home with his son and where the attack which resulted in his death came on. Deceased was a life-long member of the M. E. church and a republican in politics. The remains reached this city this morning at 9:25, accompanied by his son, Frank Gillespie and wife, and were taken to the home of A. J. Gillespie, brother of deceased.
The funeral services cannot now be announced pending word from the adopted daughter of deceased, who will be here to attend the funeral and word from Rev. Billingsley who is to preach the funeral.

Atlantic Daily Democrat (Atlantic, Iowa), Tuesday, October 22, 1907
Funeral Notice
The funeral services of the late Mrs. J. [ohn] E. Gillespie will be held at the M. E. church on Wednesday, October 23, 1907, at 2:30 p. m. all friends desiring to view the remains are requested to call at the family residence, 911 Locust street, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 12 noon Wednesday forenoon, as the casket will not be opened at the church services.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1907
Mrs. J. [ames] M. [onroe] Thompson and son Lawrence, left Monday to attend the funeral of the former's sister, Mrs. Gillespie, at Atlantic. Mrs. Gillespie has frequently visited here and has friends in this vicinity who will be greatly pained to learn of her death, which occurred from appendicitis Monday morning. The funeral occurred Wednesday. She was about 73 years of age and leaves a husband and two grown children, aside from other relatives.

Atlantic Telegraph (Atlantic, Iowa), Friday, October 25, 1907
Mrs. Gillespie Dead One of the Beloved ladies of Atlantic Passes Away at Her Home Oct. 21st.
The death of Mrs. John e. Gillespie occurred at her home Monday morning, October 21, 1907, at 7:30 o'clock and has caused a sadness among a wide circle of friends and relatives.
She was taken ill with appendicitis about a week before her death and an operation performed Sunday morning could not overcome the effects of her trouble, and she peacefully passed away, lacking but three days of 73 years of age.
Her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Lindner with her husband and two daughters, Patti and Louise, reached Atlantic in time to be at her bedside and to comfort Mr. Gillespie in his first hours of bereavement. Mr. Frank Gillespie and wife reached here later. The other relatives from away who attended the funeral were her brother Mr. Howard Hedrick and his wife of Des Moines, her sister, Mrs. Lathrop of Ottumwa, and Mrs. Thompson and son Mr. Lawrence Thompson of Bedford, Mrs. John R. Hedrick of Ottumwa and a nephew, Mr. Horace Roberts of Burlington.
The funeral services were held t the Methodist Episcopal church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. I. N. Woodward, assisted by Presiding Elder William Stevensen and Rev. L. K. Billingsly of Des Moines, her pastor for the past two years, who gave the funeral discourse. The music was furnished by Messrs. And Mesdames Quint and Crawford with Mrs. Cavenaugh presiding at the organ. The very large audience present testified to the high esteem in which she was held. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.
Rev. Billingsley paid the following tribute to her memory:
"Lydia Hedrick was born in Franklin county, Ind., on the 24th day of October 1834. She was one of a family of ten children, five brothers and five sisters, of whom three brothers and three sisters are still living but are widely scattered.
At eight years of age she came with her father's family to Wapello county, Iowa, settling near Ottumwa. She grew to young womanhood in that community where on the 7th day of October 1852, she was married to John E. Gillespie. Of this union, four children were born, Walter Augustus and Fred Wilbur, who died in infancy, Florence N. [ightingale], now Mrs. Lindner, residing at Waterloo, Iowa and Frank A. [rthur], whose residence is Garden City, Kansas.
In her girlhood she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church in which she continued a faithful and devoted member throughout her long life. She was for years a teacher in the Sunday school and an active worker in the various ladies' societies of the church.
For a little more than fifty-five years she walked with the companion of her youth in happy, holy wedlock, they mutually sharing its joys and its sorrows, its shine and its shade, its conflicts and its victories, each comforting and heartening the other, and each enjoying the perfect love and confidence of the other.
Their home was one of the most hospitable and refined and was always open to their friends. With her husband and family, she came to Atlantic in the year 1871 where they have ever since lived.
She was a woman of refined tastes, of gentle manners, of cultured mind, of generous spirit and of devout heart. She loved her friends, her church, her home, her dear ones and was devoted to them. She was a good neighbor, a true friend, a devout Christian, a true mother, and a faithful and loving wife.
She was not afraid to die. Her life had been so full of fellowship and communion with her Savior and Lord that she could easily put all her trust in Him when she entered the valley of shadows.

We who knew her in life, how faithfully she had lived, how consistently she had walked, how devoted she had been, were not surprised to find her calmly resting in the sweet will of God when the white-winged messenger came to call her home. It was the perfectly natural sequence to such a life as she had lived.
So, while we weep, because our sorrow is deep and keen, we will nevertheless rejoice for her journey is ended, her race is run, her work done; all sorrow, and pain, and wearisome toil are over and she has entered into rest.

Atlantic Daily Democrat (Atlantic, Iowa), Friday, October 25, 1907
Howard Hedrick and wife returned to their home in Des Moines today. They had been in the city to attend the funeral of Mrs. Gillespie.
Frank A. Gillespie and wife, who were called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. John E. Gillespie, have returned to their home in Garden City.
J. [ames] M. [onroe] Thompson of Bedford, who came here to be in attendance at the funeral services of Mrs. Gillespie, has returned home.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1907
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Bert Goff, which occurred at her home at Albany, Mo. She was a sister of Mr. Fuller and was a former resident of Bedford. Her friends will learn of her demise with regret.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1907
Mrs. Bert Goff died Saturday at her home in Albany, Missouri and was buried Tuesday. Mrs. Goff formerly resided in Taylor county, but with her husband left here about 4 years ago to make her home at Albany. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss.

Albany Capital (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, April 11, 1907
Died of Apoplexy
The many friends of Mrs. A. G. Goff were pained to learn of her sudden death from a congestion of the brain. On last Saturday afternoon Mrs. Goff had been baking and doing up her housework and when her young son went in after the milk bucket at about 5:50 she said that her head was hurting her. The boy took the bucket to his father, who did the milking and then on going to the house found his wife lying dead in the bathroom, where she had evidently gone to bathe her head. Physicians were at once summoned but they stated that death had been instantaneous.
Myrtle Fuller was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, Feb. 20, 1877. Her parents [moved] to Deland, Ill. when she was 3 years old, remaining there for ten years and then again moving to Bedford, Iowa, where on Feb. 15, 1897, she was united in marriage to A. [lbert] G. [ordon] Goff. Four children were born to this union, two sons and two daughters; the youngest is a babe only 10 months old.
In December 1903 Mr. and Mrs. Goff moved to Gentry county and settled on a farm two miles northeast of Albany. Mrs. Goff was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and the entire community will sympathize deeply with the husband and the motherless babes in this sore bereavement.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mattox at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the interment was at the I. O. O. F. cemetery, just north of Albany.

Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri), Friday, April 12, 1907
Sudden Death
A particularly sad case was the death of Mrs. Bert Goff, which occurred at her home, two and a half miles northeast of Albany, last Saturday evening, April 6th, at seven o'clock. She had been around the house as usual and apparently in the best of health as she was a robust woman. In the evening Mr. Goff went to the barn to do the chores and on returning missed her from the kitchen. No answer coming to his call he proceeded to look for her and soon found her near the bathroom, lying prostrate on the floor. Thinking possibly she had fainted he carried her to a bed and immediately phoned for Dr. Martin. When the physician arrived, he at once pronounced her dead. Death was due to heart failure or cerebral hemorrhage.
The news came as a severe shock to the entire neighborhood. She was a young woman of energy and cheerfulness of person and from all appearances was in perfect health. Besides her husband she leaves four little children, the youngest a babe of nine months. Her age was 30 years, 1 month and 15 days.
The funeral was held at the residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. H. Mattox and a large crowd of neighbors and friends followed the body to the last resting place in Grandview, the new cemetery.
Mr. Goff and family came to Gentry county three years ago from Iowa and bought the R. M. Magee farm, where they have since lived. The sympathies of the entire community go out to the bereaved husband and motherless children in their affliction.
Deceased's maiden name was Myrtie Fuller, and she was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1877. She moved to Deland, Illinois with her parents when three years of age and remained there 13 years, moving to Bedford, Iowa. She was married at that place to A. [lbert] G. [ordon] Goff February 14, 1897.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1907
J. G. Fuller and wife, Jos. Fuller and wife, C. H. Atkins and wife and Earnest Hamilton, all of Bedford, Iowa, came down to attend the funral of Mrs. A. [lbert] G. [ordon] Goff Monday and remained a few days with the family. – Albany Ledger

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1907
William Grady Dead
William Grady was born in Henry county, Illinois, in 1853 and died at the home of S. Swanson, west of town about noon Friday, August 23, from tuberculosis.
He was married in 1878 to a Miss Terrell, daughter of R. [ichard] M. Terrell and a few years later moved to Nodaway county, Mo. His wife died at Hopkins, Mo., about ten years ago. He owned a farm in Ross township, this county, where he lived until he bought the residence from H. Bundy in the north part of Bedford and he moved to town.
  He leaves a son, Clark, who is staying at Swan Swanson's to mourn his loss. Here it was that the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Elder Wm. Cobb, and interment was in Fairview cemetery. The sympathy of the friends is extended to the bereaved son.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1907
Death Calls
William Grady died Friday at the home of Swan Swanson a short distance west of town, aged 54 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Mr. Grady had been in ill health for quite a while. A few weeks ago, he went to Colorado in the hopes that the climate would prove beneficial to his health. The hope, however, was vain and after remaining only a short time, he returned to Bedford.
He was taken bedfast while at Mr. Swanson's and remained there two weeks, until he died.
Mr. Grady had been a resident of Taylor county for about seven years, his home being in Ross township, about six miles southwest of Bedford. Among his neighbors his standing was very high. Honest and conscientious in all his dealings, accommodating and obliging, he was respected and admired by all and his death has caused sincere sorrow in the hearts of all who knew him.
One son is all of his immediate family that is left to mourn him, and he has no relations in this country. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 at the Swanson home, conducted by his old friend Elder Wm. Cobb. Interment at Fairview.

Daily Times Herald (Carroll, Iowa), Monday, May 6, 1968
Mrs. Elma E. Hanshaw
SAC CITY – Mrs. Elma E. Hanshaw of Sac City died Friday evening, May 3, at her daughter's summer home at Spirit Lake following a short illness.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Methodist church here, with burial in Oakland Cemetery. The Rev. R. D. Butler will officiate. Arrangements are in charge of the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City.
Mrs. Hanshaw is survived by her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Mann, Spirit Lake; a son, Darrell, of Estherville and three grandchildren. The Manns are former funeral directors of the Sac City area.
Mrs. Hanshaw was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), Saturday, July 19, 1952
G. A. Hanshaw
Sac City, Ia. – Special: G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw who has been subscription salesman for the Sioux City Journal-Tribune publications in the Sac City area since 1938, died unexpectedly early Friday following a heart attack.
A native of Taylor county, Ia., Mr. Hanshaw had lived in Sac City 31 years. Before he was associated prior to his association with the Journal-Tribune publications, Mr. Hanshaw was a practicing chiropractor. He had been prominent in Methodist church activities.
Funeral services have been set tentatively for 2 p. m. Monday in the Methodist church. The body is at the Mann funeral home.
Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Mann of Sac City; a son, Darrel Hanshaw of Sac City; twin granddaughters, and three sisters.

Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 24, 1952
Dr. G. A. Hanshaw Died at Sac City
Dr. G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw, better known in the New Market-Bedford community as "Brosie," died unexpectedly at his home in Sac City, Iowa, last week; last rites and burial were at Sac City Monday, July 21.
Born at Bedford, Dr. Hanshaw was the son of the late Rev. And Mrs. J. W. Hanshaw.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. R. J. Mann, Sac City; a son, Darrell R. Hanshaw, principal of the Sac City schools; three sisters, Mrs. H. B. Rowe of St. Joseph, Mrs. I. M. Lindsay of New Market, Mrs. Claude M. Riley of Green City, Mo.; and two grandchildren.


Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, May 16, 1907
Former Guss Girl Dead
Mrs. G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw, known as Miss Sadie B. Peterson to residents of the vicinity of Guss, where she lived many years, died very suddenly at her home in Green City, Missouri, last Wednesday night at half past eight o'clock. Her death was due to heart failure. She is survived by a husband and little ten days old son. Her body was shipped to Villisca last Thursday and funeral services were held in the Methodist church of this city Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. David Pruitt, a retired Methodist minister of New Market, who was assisted by the local pastor, Rev. P. V. D. Vedder. Interment was in the Brown cemetery at Guss.
Mrs. Hanshaw was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson. She was born near Guss in Taylor county, February 1, 1880 and grew to womanhood in that locality. On Christmas day, 1903 she was married to Mr. G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw of New Market at her parents' home and went to New Market to make her home. After a year's residence there she moved with her husband to Illinois. During the last nine months they had made their home in Green City.
Besides the husband and baby, Mrs. Hanshaw is survived by a brother, Walter Peterson and a sister, Mrs. C. R. Posten. The former lives southeast of town and the latter is a resident of Villisca. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of every community in which the deceased lady was known.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Chas. Menzel of Waverly, an uncle of the deceased; Miss Nora Peterson of Shenandoah and Miss Alice Peterson of Clarinda, cousins; James Hanshaw, wife and little son of Bedford, the former a brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. A. Lindsay and daughter of New Market; Miss Maude Hanshaw of Bedford, a sister-in-law, and numerous old neighbors and friends from New Market. Mr. Hanshaw, husband of the deceased woman, accompanied the body to Villisca. He expects to remain a few days.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, May 16, 1907
A very sad funeral service was held in the Guss cemetery last Sunday afternoon, of Mrs. Sadie Hanshaw, who died suddenly at her home in Missouri the preceding Wednesday. Mrs. Hanshaw lived three miles north of Guss from a little child until her marriage to Mr. Hanshaw. She had many near and dear friends in the vicinity. She left a little baby [ten] days old. The bereaved husband has the deepest sympathy of all.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 23, 1907
The death of Mrs. G.[eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw occurred at her home in Green City [Missouri] on Wednesday, May 8, 1907. Death was caused from heart failure. The remains were brought here, arriving Friday evening and were taken to the home of her parents, Peter Peterson and wife of this city.
Sadie Berniece Peterson was born near Guss February 1, 1880, where she grew to womanhood and where she was united in marriage to G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw, December 25, 1904. After this marriage they moved to New Market and from there to Quincy, Ill. After one year's residence at Quincy they moved to Green City [Missouri].
Besides the husband, father, mother, brothers and sisters, she leaves a baby boy two weeks old.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Pruitt of New Market, her former pastor. Interment was made in the Guss cemetery. – Villisca Letter

[HAWKINS, ENOCH, 1828 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1907
STATE LINE – Mr. Hawkins, who lived in this vicinity several years ago, passed away at his home in Illinois last week.

Ottumwa Daily Courier (Ottumwa, Iowa), Wednesday, October 18, 1939
Mrs. Joseph W. Hedrick, 84, pioneer Ottumwa resident, died at her home, 720 North Court street, Tuesday at 4 p. m. She had been ill but a short time.
Mrs. Hedrick was born July 28, 1855 at Calderbank, near Audrie, Scotland, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Mills. Then Janet Mills, she came to the United States with her parents as a baby.
She was married to Joseph Wesley Hedrick at Bedford, October 9, 1878. Most of her life had been spent in Ottumwa.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Henry B. Parker of Chicago and Mrs. J. [ames] E. [rwin] Walker of Ottumwa; son, Robert W. Hedrick of Jefferson City, Mo.; four sisters; two brothers; five grandchildren, Mrs. Frank M. Pollard of Ottumwa, Robert W. Hedrick, Jr., of Jefferson City, Henry B., Jr., Janet and Mary Jo Parker of Chicago and a great grandchild, Ann Pollard of Ottumwa.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a. m. in the home, 720 North Court street, conducted by the Rev. Richard Paul Graebel, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Ottumwa cemetery.
The body is at the home.
Pallbearers will be John A. Lowenberg, R. W. Harper, J. Rowe Hinsey, Manley O. Stevens, Albert M. Efner, Robert G. Ferguson.

Ottumwa Daily Courier (Ottumwa, Iowa), Saturday, December 1, 1934
J. W. Hedrick, 79, Dies at Home
Well-Known Ottumwan Succumbs After Brief Illness; Had Been in Poor Health
Joseph Wesley Hedrick, 79 years old, well-known resident of Ottumwa for many years, died at his home, 720 North Court street, at 11:45 a. m. today.
Ill health forced Mr. Hedrick to retire from business several years ago. He had been in poor health for about a year and last Thursday was taken ill with pneumonia.
Mr. Hedrick, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Hedrick, was born in Dahlonega township, Wapello county, December 20, 1854 and with the exception of a few years spent in Cheyenne, Wyo., had lived here all his life.
For more than twenty-five years he was a traveling salesman for J. W. Hubbard & Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. Before that time, he was affiliated with the Hardsocg Manufacturing Co. of Ottumwa.
He was a member of Empire lodge No. 269, A. F. and A. M. and the Royal Arch Masons here. Mr. Hedrick also held membership in the Illinois Commercial Traveling Men's Association and was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Ottumwa.
His marriage to Miss Janet Mills took place October 9, 1878, in the First Presbyterian church at Bedford.
Surviving are his wife, three children, R. [obert] W. [esley] Hedrick of Jefferson City, Mo., Mrs. Henry Benton Parker of Chicago and Mrs. J. E. Walker of Ottumwa; three half-brothers, Eugene Hedrick of St. Louis, Mo., Ernest and Edward Hedrick of Los Angeles, Calif. and one-half sister, Miss Bertha E. Hedrick of Ottumwa and five grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Pollard of Ottumwa, Robert Wesley Hedrick, Henry Benton Parker, Jr., Janet Parker and Mary Jo Parker.
Many of the relatives from out of the city are expected to come here, arriving today. No funeral arrangements have been made but the body will probably be at the home late Sunday afternoon.

Ottumwa Daily Courier (Ottumwa, Iowa), Monday, December 3, 1934
Hedrick Services
Funeral services for Joseph Wesley Hedrick, 79 years old, prominent Ottumwa resident who died Saturday, were held at 10 a. m. today at the home 720 North Court street. The Rev. Sears Thomson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated.
Pallbearers were Harry Rice, Roy E. Stevens, Frank McCrady, Henry Krafka, Sam Wyatt and Charles Sadler. Jesse Miller sang "Beautiful Isle" and "Lead Kindly Light." Burial was in the Ottumwa cemetery.

Ottumwa Daily Democrat (Ottumwa, Iowa), Sunday, April 19, 1885
HEDRICK – At his home in Bedford, Taylor county, Iowa, on the morning of April 18th, of pneumonia, Major Thomas H. Hedrick, aged 44 years.
Death has again entered the ranks of the soldiers of the Republic and taken therefrom a well-respected former resident of Wapello county, who was well known to very many of our citizens. He came to this county from Indiana about the year 1845.During the war he gallantly entered the service of his country, enlisting when only 20 years of age, in Co., K of the 15th Iowa infantry, of which company our present townsman, General J. [ohn] M. [orrow] Hedrick, was then captain.
He was promoted from time to time for gallantry and meritorious conduct; and soon attained the position of captain of his company; he passed through all the vicissitudes of a soldiers' life until he was disabled by a very severe wound received in front of Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864, which permanently retired him from the service. The wound was occasioned by a musket ball, which struck him in the right arm, shattering the bone and lacerating the flesh in a very painful manner. So badly was he wounded that it was found necessary to remove quite a large piece of bone from the arm, but it finally healed to such an extent, however, as to enable him to use the limb sparingly.
At the close of the war he returned to this state, locating in Keokuk, where he engaged in the mercantile business. He removed from there to Kansas City, where he also embarked in trade. He was likewise for a time a resident of Atlantic, in this state. He was commissioned a special agent of the War Department, a position which he held with honor to himself and to the satisfaction of the government. Major Hedrick finally located in Bedford, where he has resided for three years past, being engaged in the practice of law. His physical strength has been waning for years and though a man of great ability and energy, had become so enfeebled as hardly to be able to perform the duties which his ambition prompted him to undertake.
His family consists of his wife and five children, who have thus lost a kind and loving husband and father. John W. [esley] Hedrick, father of the deceased, is living in Dahlonega township.
Gen. Hedrick will leave here tonight to perform the last acts of brotherly kindness for the deceased, whose funral will take place in Bedford on tomorrow.

[JOHNSTON, JAMES W., 1837 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1907
Obituary – James W. Johnson [Johnston] was born in Leasburg, Ohio, August 24th, 1837, died at Gravity, Iowa, September 1, 1907, aged seventy years and seven days. He moved to Iowa with his parents and settled in Jasper county, September 1849. He was married to Miss Marie Stanley Sept. 17th, 1863. The union was blessed by the advent of one daughter, Mrs. Cora G. [ertrude] Deaking, now living in San Francisco, Cal., who was unable to be present at her father's funeral. One brother, Baldwin, of Sisson, Cal., was also not able to be here. Two brothers, Scott and Mannis, both of Gravity, and one sister, Mrs. Henrietta Reece of Knoxville, Iowa, were present at the funeral; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Walker of Bedford, Iowa was absent on account of sickness.
Mr. Johnson was postmaster for a number of years at Red Rock, Iowa, also in the drug business at Monroe, Iowa for a quarter of a century. Owing to his failing health he went to San Francisco, Cal., where he lived about seven years, returning to Gravity over a year ago.
He had been a great sufferer and traveled a great deal in search of health. He was a Unitarian in his belief. When the physician informed him he could not live, he told his wife he realized the same and that he was ready to go and be free from such suffering. He left a message, with the mother, for their daughter and said he would meet his own mother gone one before. Thus, he rests from the suffering and conflicts of the earth life and has passed into the great beyond. – Gravity Independent.
[Note: The last name is spelled Johnston on his headstone and Iowa state death certificate.]

[JOHNSTON, JAMES W., 1837 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 12, 1907
We wish to correct the statement found on page 6 in the obituary of Mr. J. W. Johnston, taken from the Gravity Independent, in which it is said the deceased was a Unitarian. It should be stated that he was a Universalist.

[LAMBERT, WILLIAM "SQUIRE," 1837 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 19, 1907
BLOCKTON - Wm. Lambert, commonly called "Squire," living at Maloy, was kicked in the abdomen Monday of last by a horse, which resulted in his death Tuesday morning.

[LAMBERT, WILLIAM "SQUIRE," 1837 – 1907]
Chariton Leader (Chariton, Iowa), Thursday, September 19, 1907
William Lambert of Benton township, Ringgold county, died of injuries received by the kick of a horse. He was one of the most prominent and influential citizens of the county. He owned a large farm of 400 acres near Maloy and was at one time one of the stockholders in the Maloy Mercantile company and had active charge of the business for a time. He had gone out of the mercantile business and was living on his farm. He was attending the chores when he was kicked in the abdomen, receiving a very severe injury. He lived four days.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 7, 1907
Mary Lippitt Died Yesterday
On Wednesday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lippitt near Gravity, occurred the death of their daughter, Miss Mary. She had been suffering with lung fever and at 3 o'clock yesterday the spirit fled. The funeral is to be held today at the home and interment in the Gravity cemetery.
She was a bright young lady about fourteen years of age, only last spring graduating from the rural school where she was a prime favorite. Just blossoming into young womanhood, her Christian spirit and gentle disposition made her, in fact, a favorite with all. To the heart broken parents and little brothers and sisters, the community extend their deepest sympathy.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1907
At Rest
Mary L. Lippitt was born near Shenandoah, Ia., May 15, 1892, and died triumphant in the Lord November 6, 1907, aged 15 years, five months and 21 days. When she was 11 years old, she was converted to God and was baptized by Rev. A. W. Hill, who was then conducting special meetings in this place. She united with the Baptist church in Gravity and lived a faithful Christian life ever since. June 15, she graduated Washington school No. 7 in Taylor county, Ia., with high honors. September last she entered the high school at Gravity, where she soon won the respect of the entire school. Five weeks ago, she took to her bed, a physician was called, she rallied several times, but continued to grow weaker until death relieved her from all her sufferings. She is now at rest. Sister Lippitt's beautiful young life will influence all who knew her. Well may it be said of her, "She rests from her labors and her works do follow her." Many are the friends and relatives who are bowed with grief because this useful young lady was taken away soon. A sorrowing father and mother, one sister and four brothers mourn the loss of one of the dear ones in the home circle: a vacant chair is left in the home that never can be filled. Her last moments were those of Christian patience and resignation. She desired very much to get well in order that she might go forth and help others to live better lives and win them to Christ. Everything that medical aid and skill could do for her was done to restore her to health but all in vain. Kind and loving hands administered to her in her sickness until she pillowed her weary head on the bosom of a loving Savior. All is well, God knoweth best; what he doeth is well done. Her last words were these: "Good bye; I am going back to God." The funeral was a large one; besides the high school, which was present in a student body, with several of the teachers, including Prof. Lewis, present. A very pretty bunch of white roses lay on the beautiful white casket which was a tribute from the high school.
Her remains were taken to Monmouth, Ill., accompanied by her parents. On Friday, November 8, her remains were laid to rest to await the resurrection morn. The funeral from the home was held at 3 o'clock last Thursday, conducted by J. H. Freedline, pastor of the M. E. church at Gravity.    F.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 5, 1907
Mrs. Wm. Marks, a former resident of this place but for the past few years residing in Des Moines, died quite suddenly Tuesday of last week at the home of Clark Bowman in the east part of town. Mrs. Marks had come down from Des Moines to be present at the reunion and to visit for a time with old friends and neighbors. She had been a semi-invalid for years with asthma but had been apparently quite well. She was taken sick early Tuesday morning. Medical aid was summoned, and she was found to be in a critical condition and gradually grew worse until a few hours before her death, which occurred about 2 o'clock, she lay in an unconscious condition. Owing to Mr. Marks being in attendance at the fair some difficulty was experienced in getting word to him, but he arrived here Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the remains were cared for by loving friends and neighbors. Mr. Marks took the remains to St. Charles for interment.
[Note: The last name is spelled Mark on the family headstone.]

[MARSELL, JOHN JOSEPH, 1847 – 1922]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1922
G. [eorge] A. [mbrose] Hanshaw and family of Sac City came Friday, called here by the death of Mrs. Hanshaw's father, Joseph Marsell.
John Marsell of Rooks county, Nebraska, arrived here Thursday to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marsell. It was a sad Christmas for the Marsell family.

[MARSHALL, SARAH J., MRS., 1873 – 1907]
Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Monday, August 26, 1907
Mrs. Sarah Marshall, wife of Howard Marshall, died Sunday morning at the family home, 459 East Creighton avenue, from entero-colitis at the age of 34 years.
Unusual pathos surrounds the case from the fact that the husband has been suffering for several weeks form the disease but had reached the convalescent state when his wife, who had been his constant attendant during his illness, was taken ill. Following the death of the wife, the husband's condition became so grave that he was removed to Hope Hospital.
Funeral services from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

[MARSHALL, SARAH J., MRS., 1873 – 1907]
Fort Wayne Weekly Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Thursday, August 29, 1907
Sarah Marshall, wife of Howard C. Marshall died at her home 459 East Creighton avenue, on Sunday morning, from entero colitis, from which she had been a sufferer for several weeks. Mrs. Marshall was thirty-four years of age at the time of her death.
A pathetic feature of this death is that the husband of Mrs. Marshall has been ill with the same disease from which she died for about five weeks but had reached the convalescent state when his wife was taken ill. During the long illness of Mr. Marshall his wife had been his faithful attendant and yesterday when death came to his wife, the condition of Mr. Marshall became so grave that he was removed to Hope hospital until after the funeral of his wife.
[Note: The same notice was published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, August 26, 1907.]

[MARSHALL, SARAH J., MRS., 1873 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 5, 1907
Miss Annis Marshall went Sunday of last week to Fort Wayne, Ind., to be present at the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Howard Marshall. Mrs. Marshall died of typhoid fever after a short illness.

[MARTIN, WILLIAM, 1827 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1907
Wm. Martin died at the age of 80 years and 6 months at Bedford, on Monday, after a short illness. He had long lived in Bedford and was well known and universally respected. His widow and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and several friends accompanied the remains, which were buried at Lenox yesterday afternoon. Services had been held by Father Glenn at the Catholic church at Bedford in the forenoon, so there were no services at the grave; George Campbell of Bedford as undertaker and H. M. Long, Robert Larrison, Free Allen, Seymour Hopson, W. T. Head of Bedford and James Ford of Hopkins attended as pall bearers. Mrs. Gratton of Schley, Mo., Mrs. Ford of Hopkins, Mrs. Leon, Mrs. Hopson, Mrs. Seager and sister, Harriet Scane and May Seager and Peter O'Dougherty and others attended. Several friends were at the depot and attended the burial and those at a distance departed for their homes on the afternoon train. – Lenox New Times.

[MOORE, DANIEL C., 1847 – 1907]
Dubuque Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), Saturday, September 7, 1907
DIED. Moore – Friday, Sept. 6th, 1907, Daniel C. Moore, aged 56 years. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock from family residence to church at Bankston. Burial at Bankston. Friends invited.

[MOORE, DANIEL C., 1847 – 1907]
Dubuque Times Journal (Dubuque, Iowa), Saturday, September 7, 1907
The mystery surrounding the death of Daniel Moore, whose lifeless body was found on Clay street in front of the Altman hotel at 3 o'clock Friday morning, has been cleared in detail. From a minute investigation of the case it shows that Mr. Moore went to Sutter's room in the hotel to sleep and on getting up walked out of a second story window. Sutter was Moore's friend and sincerely regrets his death.

[MOORE, DANIEL C., 1847 – 1907]
Dubuque Times Journal (Dubuque, Iowa), Monday, September 9, 1907
Daniel Moore Laid to Rest
Funeral of Esteemed Citizen Held on Sunday to Bankston, Where Burial Was Made
The funeral of the late Daniel Moore was held at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning to the Catholic church at Bankston.
Services were conducted by Rev. Father Banfield and the interment was made in the cemetery adjoining. The pall bearers were Messrs. Ellwanger, Kenny, McGovern, Lynch, Welter and Connors.

[MOORE, DANIEL C., 1847 – 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 19, 1907
Daniel Moore of Dubuque, formerly a resident of Holt township, was killed in that city last Thursday by being struck in the head and having his skull crushed. For a number of years, he has been working in a lumber yard and it is said he was opposed to the union and it is supposed that on account of his opposition to the organization his life was taken. The gentleman will be remembered by the old settlers of Holt township and vicinity. –Corning Free Press

Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, August 3, 1907
Mrs. D. [avid] W. [ashington] Nails [Naill], residing in Holt township, Taylor county, died on Thursday, about noon, of liver trouble, aged 62 years, 4 months and 5 days. The deceased was born in Maryland and had resided in this section for the past eight years. The husband is quite well known throughout this section as a breeder of Short-Horn cattle. Besides the husband she is survived by seven children, five sons and two daughters. Arrangements have not been made for the funeral, waiting on a reply from some of the children who reside at distant points.
[Note: The same notice was published in the Bedford Free Press, August 8, 1907.]

Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, August 7, 1907
On Thursday of last week Mrs. D. [avid] W. [ashington] Nails [Naill] of Holt township, Taylor county, died at her home, aged 62 years and 4 months. We understand that the deceased lady has suffered from liver trouble for some time. The family has resided in this vicinity for the past eight or ten years. Mrs. Nails was a native of Maryland. Beside the husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Nellie Ann Wilson and W. W. Nail of Sheridan, Wyoming; Mrs. Fannie B. Boyer, of Harrisburg, Missouri; S. [amuel] O. Nail of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Oscar, A. W. and Roy L., the sons residing at home. The funeral ceremonies were conducted from the Iveyville church.

[SHIELDS, JOHN H., JR., 1832 - 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 31, 1907
BLOCKTON – Saturday night about midnight a telegram came to Mrs. Adkins that a brother, John Shields, then in Union county at the home of a son, was not expected to live. Mrs. Adkins and son Elmer of Grant City, who happened to be here visiting started on the morning train Saturday. They arrived at their destination in time to see their relative alive and he expressed himself as very glad to see his sister. He died Monday morning at 1 o'clock. His was a peculiar illness. He seemed not quite well and did not eat much Thursday after which he gradually grew weaker until the end. He told them he did not suffer the least pain at any time. Mrs. Adkins and son returned home Monday evening.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1907
Death of Mrs. J. Milo Smith
The news of the sudden death of Mrs. J. [oseph] Milo Smith which occurred Friday, July 12th, at her home at Hadley, La., went as a severe blow to the entire community. On the morning of her death, Mrs. Smith was attending to her usual duties about the house seemingly hale and hearty when she suddenly called to her two daughters who rushed to her assistance, but before they could reach her the end had come and all pain was lost in the depth of eternal sleep and she had found rest in the arms of Him who is the sole giver of peace and happiness. This once happy home that has been so saddened by death was presided over by a good, true, loving wife and mother. Her womanly grace and Christian spirit won for her the friendship of all where in this section of the state she was well known. Her home was her realm where she reigned as queen, her family was her pride and love and it is there she will be sadly missed and mourned.
The deceased is survived by a loving husband and four children, Mrs. Ira Roberts of Bedford, Iowa; Misses Nellie and Baby Lee Smith and a son, Carl J., of Wichita, Kas., who have the sympathy of all in their heavy affliction.
Funeral services took place Sunday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Dr. J. K. Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, after which the body was gently laid to rest in the beautiful Greenwood cemetery. – Shreveport, La.      A Friend

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1907
Gone to His Reward
George A. [llen] Stearns who has been sick for several months, died Aug. 13th, 1907, of quick consumption, at A. Million's in Gravity, where he had been staying since the fourth of July. He was born in Richmond, Vermont, Feb. 20th, 1849, being 58 years, 7 months and 23 days old at the time of his death. In 1865 he came to Taylor county with his parents, where he has resided ever since on the farm.
He was highly respected by all who knew him, a man of good habits, an honorable citizen, conservative, quiet, kind-hearted, industrious and intelligent. Religiously he was a Universalist in faith and near the close of his earthly voyage expressed his unwavering confidence in the Savior of human souls to give him eternal rest and felicity in the invisible world to mortal eyes.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Christian church on the following Wednesday at 2 o'clock, using the following scripture as text: "And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three—but the greatest of these is charity." – I. Cor. 13: 13
The remains were laid to rest in the old Gravity cemetery by K. P's., using their burial ceremony.
He leaves one brother, Benjamine, who resides near Gravity and two sisters (who could not be present), Mrs. Vermelia Oney of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mrs. Sallie Straw of Jasper, Minn., with other distant relatives and friends to mourn his departure. –In Gravity Independent.     W. L. Dunlavy.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 14, 1907
The following from the Copper Mountain Miner, published at Boysen, Mont., will be of interest to many old Taylor county residents, as the entire family referred to were at one time residents of this county, the last to leave being John Stocks, who conducted a delivery route here and at one time was employed in the marble business: Our fellow citizen, Z. T. Stocks, has received the sad intelligence of the death of his brother, George W. [illiam], who departed from this earthly existence Jan. 19. The deceased was 59 years of age and had one of the sweetest dispositions any man ever possessed. He was a veteran of the Civil War, during which he served in Company I, 3rd Iowa Infantry, until July 12, 1863, when at the battle of Jackson, Miss., he was so severely wounded in the left leg as to cause it to be amputated at the thigh. Notwithstanding the fact that he was obliged to go through life on crutches, no one ever saw him discouraged or discontented. He leaves to mourn him, wife, four sons, four grandchildren and four brothers. His death occurred at his home near Brooklyn, Iowa.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1907
Harley Stretch, a former resident of Taylor county, died Wednesday at the hospital in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Stretch had been suffering with an abscess on his side and was taken to the hospital for treatment. An operation was performed and two of his ribs removed. The shock of the operation proved too much for his system and he shortly afterwards passed away. The deceased was a few days over 30 years of age.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1907
Word was received here Saturday that Harley Stretch, a former Bedford boy, had died at a hospital at Seattle, Wash. he left here a few years ago and went to Seattle where he had a very good position in a clothing store. He had been suffering for some time with an abscess and he was recently operated upon for the removal of the trouble. But another abscess formed, and it was while undergoing an operation for this that his death occurred April 23. He has a multitude of friends here who will receive this intelligence with deepest regret.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1907
Banker Thomas Suicides
J. [oshua] B. Thomas, father of Mr. Claude Thomas, of Gravity, committed suicide at Kansas City last Thursday afternoon. He was probably suffering a mental aberration at the time as the condition of his banking affairs are in sound condition. He was cashier of the National Bank of Albany, Mo., and while he is not very well known here, his son at Gravity is well known and held in the highest esteem. All unite in extending to him their heartfelt sympathy. In speaking of the affair, the St. Joe News Press says:
As told in the pink edition of the News Press yesterday, J. [oshua] B. Thomas, aged 67 years, cashier of the Bank of Albany, committed suicide in Kansas City about three o'clock yesterday afternoon. He walked into a bathroom and deliberately blew his brains out.
"Josh" Thomas, as he was familiarly known, had a wide acquaintance in St. Joseph. Gov. W. J. Stone made him a member of the board of managers of State Hospital No. 2 in the spring of 1893 and he served in that capacity a short time. He almost invariable attended conventions of bankers in this city and he visited St. Joseph at frequent intervals. The news of the suicide was great surprise to all who knew him. Thomas was past grand master of the Masonic order in Missouri. He was an active democrat and was a member of the democrat state central committee a number of years. A local bank officer who has been intimately acquainted with the affairs of Mr. Thomas told the News Press this afternoon that the suicide's losses came from unlucky investments in railroad holdings, and that this reverses were personal, in no way affecting the standing of the bank as far as he knew.
President C. H. Kemp announced this morning that a careful examination had been made of Mr. Thomas' books and that there is not a single discrepancy in his accounts. There is a current rumor here that disappointment and worry over losses in personal business ventures led him to end his life and no other motive can be assigned.

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1907
Lat Saturday afternoon while at work laying a new cement walk in front of the residence of his son, Nick Walters was stricken suddenly with heart trouble, from which he died almost instantly. A doctor was summoned but could do nothing for he was dead before word reached him. Mr. Walters was apparently in the very best of health and could do as much work a day as two ordinary men. He came to Lenox about twenty-five years ago and was always industrious and a hardworking man, his service being constantly in demand. He lived to enjoy seeing his family all grown to maturity. At the time of his death he was aged seventy-four years. The funeral services were held at his late home conducted by Rev. Conrey Monday afternoon. – Lenox Time Table

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 19, 1907

STATE LINE – Mr. West of Sheridan died Monday at his home, the funeral taking place Tuesday at 2 p. m.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 30, 1907
The infant child of James White died Saturday after a brief illness. On Sunday the body was taken to Oxford, Missouri for interment.

[WILSON, WILLIAM H., 1840 – 1907]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1907
Obituary – Our community was surprised and shocked on the 3rd of July to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Wm. H. Wilson. While he had been for some time in declining health no one thought of his departure to the eternal world being so near at hand, as on the day before his death he had gone across the street from his residence and took dinner with his son, Clyde, and the day of his death had been around about his residence; in fact a few minutes before his death his daughter-in-law was over to see him about what he wanted for his dinner and he seemed cheerful and happy, but on her return to his residence found him on his bed in apparent repose but dead—had evidently laid down to rest and died without a struggle from heart failure, as the writer has understood he had a weak heart.
Wm. H. Wilson, son of Christopher and Abby Wilson, was born in Morrow county, Ohio, May 31, 1840, being 67 years, 1 month and 3 days old.
August 4 1861, he was married to Emily Mann; to this union was given two sons, Bert and a brother who died in infancy. April 9, 1866, he was married again to Sophia S. Snyder and to this union were given five sons, respectively, Fred and Clyde of Gravity; Frank, Somerset, Nebr.; Clark, of Lenox, Iowa; Earnest, of Laurel, Nebr. All the children were present at the funeral except Earnest.
On the 5th of August 1874 [1864] he enlisted in the services of his country in Company F, 88 Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, infantry, until July 3, 1875 [1865], when he was discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio.
In the spring of 1867 he moved to his farm four miles northwest of Gravity, where October 31, 1889, his beloved wife died, thence in the spring of 1901 he removed to Gravity, the place of his death.
Mr. Wilson naturally was kind and generous hearted, conservative and quiet, took a pride in being strictly honest in his dealings with men, was very industrious and exhibited good taste in the improvement of his original home in this county. When able to work it was one among the most orderly, beautifully arranged farms in Washington township.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Christian church on Saturday at 2 o'clock, assisted by the pastors of the different churches, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery by the G. A. R's. using their burial cemeteries or rites, there being about 50 of the old soldiers present to assist in the services, several having come from the Bedford Post.
The relatives have the sympathies of the entire community.  W. L. Dunlavy

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 25, 1907
A little daughter of S. [amuel] H. [arvey] Worthington of Maloy died Tuesday evening of last week after a brief illness.

[WRIGHT, JOSEPH, 1847 - 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 13, 1907
Joe Wright Dead
Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Jos. Wright at his home in Olathe, Kas., on the previous day. No particulars were received other than this.
Mr. Wright was a former Taylor county resident, his last farm being the old Moon farm in Ross township, which he sold in 1904 and moved to his Olathe home. He has a brother still living in this county. Mr. Wright was for years a prominent stock buyer and has many friends here who learn of his death with greatest regret.

[WRIGHT, JOSEPH, 1847 - 1907]
Olathe Mirror (Olathe, Kansas), Thursday, June 13, 1907
Joseph Wright Dead
Joseph Wright, a cattleman and farmer, died at his late home near Olathe, last Monday morning. He had been ill from organic heart trouble for some time and quietly passed away as a result of the stubborn disease. He was a man of extensive means, one of the largest cattle feeders in the county.
He came here about three years ago from Iowa and has been identified with the farming interests of the community since his arrival here. He has extensive farming interests in Iowa, owning about four hundred acres of land in that state.
Funeral services at two o'clock Thursday afternoon from the residence, Rev. N. A. Shedd of the First Presbyterian church officiating.

[WRIGHT, JOSEPH, 1847 - 1907]
Olathe Register (Olathe, Kansas), Thursday, June 13, 1907
Joseph Wright Dead
Once again it is our sad duty to record the passing away of one of our prominent and most respected citizens. Joseph Wright who has been in very poor health ever since early in February, passed away at his home two and a half miles southwest of Olathe, Tuesday morning at 10 'o'clock. Death was due to valvular disease of the heart. Mr. Wright has been a resident of this county only about three years, coming here from Kansas City and purchasing the Fred Case farm. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father. The children are Will, Harley, Anna, Mary and Edith of Olathe, Mrs. Minnie Wilds of Warsaw, Mo. and Mrs. Grace Ritchie of Kansas City, Mo. The funeral services will be held from the late home today, Thursday, at 2:00 o'clock conducted by Rev. N. A. Shedd. The Register joins with their many friends in extending condolences to the bereaved family.

[WRIGHT, JOSEPH, 1847 - 1907]
Olathe Mirror (Olathe, Kansas), Thursday, June 20, 1907
Obituary – Joseph Wright was born at Bradstown, Ky., on November 20, 1849.
He departed this life at his home near Olathe, Kansas, June 11, 1907, aged 57 years, 6 months, 21 days.
He was married at Kirkwood, Ill., to Miss Sarah Hickman on December 25, 1873. This union was blessed with two boys and five girls. The two boys and two of the girls are married. There are three grandchildren. Mr. Wright's death is the first in this family circle. This fact alone makes the blow fall heavy upon them.
For a few years after marriage he lived near Kirkwood, Ill., when he moved to Bedford, Iowa. For twenty-five years he was one of the substantial farmers of that community. About three years ago the family came to Kansas City, Mo., and in a very short time they bought property and moved to Olathe.
Here also, he proved himself to be a good business man and successful farmer.
Very early in life Mr. Wright became a Christian and united with the M. E. church.
His wife was a member of the U. P. church. Upon moving to Iowa, both united with the Presbyterian church in the U. S. A. He was an active member of the church. For a time, he was the superintendent of a Sunday school near his home.
On coming to Olathe, he brought their membership to the First Presbyterian church, where he was an honored member at the time of his death.
For years he has suffered with asthma and a valvular heart trouble. These kept him from being able to meet with large gatherings without great discomfort. In spite of these things and on account of his good constitution and indominable will he did "push things." There is little doubt that he worked beyond his strength. Mr. Wright loved his family dearly; as husband and father he gave them his tender and thoughtful care.
As neighbor and friend, as business man and citizen his example is surely commendable. He expressed deep regret that he had not lived a better Christian life. The day before his death he must have felt that he would not live much longer. This was shown in the way he talked over many things with his wife and the repeated assurances he gave the members of his family that he was prepared to die. This assurance is a priceless treasure to his loved ones.
"He is not dead but just gone before."

[WRIGHT, JOSEPH, 1847 - 1907]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1907
America Olmsted, who was called to Olathe, Kansas, on the account of the sickness and death of her brother, Joe Wright, is here visiting with her brother, Lewis, a few days before returning to her home at York, Neb.

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1907
Mrs. Emma Wyckoff Dead
Word was received here Tuesday by John Wyckoff of the death of Mrs. Wyckoff's sister, Mrs. Emma Wyckoff, which occurred at [?] Monday morning at their Home near Kellerton, Iowa.
The deceased had been ill for about a month and for times her condition has been critical. Mr. and Mrs. John Wyckoff were informed of her condition and a couple of weeks ago went to Kellerton to assist in caring for her. They remained until Friday. When they left it was known that their relative could not long survive but they did not think the end would come so soon.
Mrs. Emma Wyckoff was a sister of Mrs. John Wyckoff and her husband, Joseph Wyckoff is John Wyckoff's brother. At one time they resided at Bedford, Mr. Wyckoff working during that time at the old Evart mills. Many of the old residents will remember them although they left here nearly thirty years ago.