Obituaries
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[ALBAUGH, LEVO "LOVEY" CAMPBELL, 1827 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 25, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Levo Campbell Albaugh died at the home of her son, H. H. Albaugh Nov. 25 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 21 days.

[ALEXANDER, LELAND RUSSELL
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 23, 1936
Russel L. [eland] Alexander of Des Moines, aged 34, one [of] the two negroes employed on the construction of the Platte river bridge and other bridges and culverts on highway 25 north of town a few years ago, was drowned on Thursday of last week while in swimming near Rhodes, this state. He was engaged in road construction work, being in the employ of his brother, Archie Alexander, at one time a University of Iowa football star.
[Note: The name is Leland Russell on his headstone.]

[ALLEN, JOHN W. "JOCK", 1861 – 1936]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 12, 1936
J. W. Allen Dead
J. W. Allen, known as "Jock" Allen and formerly of this place, suffered a stroke on Thursday, October 22, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Herron, in Seattle, Washington and passed away at the Harborview hospital in that city Sunday morning, October 25.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Missionary Alliance church in Bremerton, Washington, Tuesday, October 27.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Garrow-Allen, some five years ago. Five children and 11 grandchildren survive, 3 children having died in in infancy.
Those surviving are Bruce H. Allen of Bremerton, Walter Allen of Yakima, Oral Allen of Bremerton, Jay Allen of Wenatchee and Mrs. Jessie Herron of Seattle, all in the state of Washington.
Mr. Allen was born in Illinois April 3, 1861 and supposed to have been adopted by T. J. Sutton and brought to Blockton when about 9 years of age. He was married to Maggie Garrow Sept. 13, 1885 and lived in the vicinity of Blockton until Jan. 15, 1904, when he sold out and moved to Wauseon, Ohio, where he operated a dairy farm for two years, disposing of his farm and moving to the state of Washington. He made his home at Bremerton until a few months ago when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Herron, in Seattle, Washington.

[ANDREWS, ALVIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 13, 1937
Alvin Andrews, brother-in-law of Mrs. Mary Nolan formerly of this place but now of Des Moines, and who was fatally injured in an elevator accident in Des Moines several months ago, died a few weeks ago after weeks of suffering from the injuries sustained. Mr. Andrews will be remembered by many Blockton people, as, with his wife, he spent several weeks here some two or three years ago, visiting at the Mrs. Nolan home.

[BAIRD, SAMUEL PARKS "PATCH"]
Post-Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Sunday, August 29, 1937
Auto Accident Is Fatal to Boise Man
BOISE, Aug. 28. – Samuel P. [arks] Baird, 74, of Boise, died last night of injuries received in an automobile accident a week ago on a highway west of here.
He was born in Redding, Iowa, May 5, 1863 and came to Idaho in 1929.
Relatives include Mrs. S. C. Poore of Caldwell.

[BAIRD, SAMUEL PARKS "PATCH"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1937
Myers Judy and wife are here from Brush, Colorado, having been called to Redding by the death of her brother, S. [amuel] P. [arks] Baird, who passed away Aug. 27 and was buried September 1.



[BEAN, JAMES M., 1848 – 1912]
Fresno Morning Republican (Fresno, California), Sunday, June 30, 1912
James M. Bean, G. A. R. Veteran, Dies Here
James M. Bean, a well-known member of the Fresno lodge of Odd Fellows, and of the local camp of G. A. R. veterans, died yesterday at his home at 472 Valeria street. He was a native of Wisconsin, aged 64 years and has been a resident of Fresno for eight months. Mr. Bean is survived by a son, A. W. Bean, who lives in Fresno.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the parlors of Hopkins and Son, and interment will be in the G. A. R. cemetery.

[BEAN, JAMES M., 1848 – 1912]
Fresno Morning Republican (Fresno, California), Monday, July 1, 1912
Veteran of War Is Laid to Rest
With members of the Odd Fellow's lodge and G. A. R. present, funeral services for James M. Bean were held yesterday afternoon from Hopkins and Son's chapel on J street. Many beautiful floral designs surrounded the casket which were sent by old comrades of the departed soldier. Bean passed away Saturday at his home at 472 Valeria avenue. He was a native of Wisconsin and 64 years of age. He leaves a son, A. W. Bean, of this city.

[BEAN, JAMES M., 1848 – 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 1, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
J. [ames] M. Bean, a former resident of Blockton, died at his home in Fresno, California, at the age of about 66 years.

[BLACK, ANNIE R. ERVEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1937
Mrs. Ernest Black, a former resident of south of town and a sister-in-law of Mrs. W. B. Weese, died at her home at Clifton, Colorado, Saturday, January 23.



[BOWERS, ROY JACOB]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1939
Roy Bowers Dies Here Last Monday
Roy Bowers, a resident of Bedford and community his entire life, died at his home in Bedford, Monday, June 19 after a lingering illness.
The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Roy Bowers was born in Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa, March 21, 1900, being aged 39 years, 2 months and 29 days at the time of his death. On June 30, 1924 he was married to Miss Georgia Straight. To them was born one daughter, Ermadean, aged 10 years.
Surviving with the wife and daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Roy Helm of Bedford and Mrs. Ervin Johnson of Newport, Wash.; two brothers, Guy Bowers of Lenox and Harold Bowers of Bedford. His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Bowers was a member of the Baptist church.


[BROWN, SARAH ELIZABETH "SADIE" GOFF]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 9, 1937
Mrs. Sadie Brown Dead
Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Sadie Brown. Mrs. Brown was a sister of Granville Goff, living between here and Grant City.

[BROWN, SARAH ELIZABETH "SADIE" GOFF]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 16, 1937
Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Chas. E. and Anna C. Goff, was born northwest of Grant City, Mo., Jan. 9, 1865 and passed away at the family home Dec. 3, 1937, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 24 days.
She was converted at Pleasant Ridge and joined the church. Later she transferred her membership to the Christian church in Grant City.
On March 6, 1888, she was united in marriage to Andrew Brown who departed this life at their home at Waterville, Wash., Dec. 8, 1908. After his death she returned to Worth county and made her home with her parents until their death, after which time she assisted her brother, Granville, to care for an invalid brother, who passed away September 5, 1937. Some ten months she was stricken with paralysis. Though confined to her bed she was patient and cheerful and enjoyed her family and friends and was always more interested in their welfare than in herself.
She leaves to mourn her departure three brothers, C. G., George L. [eonard] and S. [ilas] C., all of Grant City; one sister, Fannie, and three brothers, Albert L., Edward F.[ranklin]  and Irvin Monroe, having preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the Honey Grove church Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. D. Nolan, assisted by Rev. V. P. Johnston of Jamison, Mo., a cousin of the deceased. Burial was at Honey Grove cemetery.
[Note: Her Missouri State Death Certificate gives her death date as December 4, 1937.  Her husband, Andrew Brown, died December 2, 1908.]



[DAVIDSON, SARAH ELIZABETH BECK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 10, 1937
Mrs. Sarah Davidson, stepmother of L. C. Davidson of this place, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Junie Mills, at Grant City Thursday at the age of 96 years, 1 month and 7 days. The L. C. Davidson, W. G. Florea and L. H. Kidney families attended the funeral Saturday.

[DEAN, EUNICE, – 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Miss Eunice Dean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Dean, died at the home of her parents at Bridgeport, Nebr., Tuesday.

[DEAN, EUNICE, – 1912]
Bridgeport News-Blade (Bridgeport, Nebraska), Friday, August 23, 1912
Eunice, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Dean, died at the family home east of Bridgeport on Tuesday morning, August 20, aged 11 years, 6 months and 2 days. At the age of 2 ½ years the child was stricken with paralysis and had been an invalid since that time. At an early age she became efficient in doing fancy work, such as embroidery, painting, sketching, etc., and was beloved throughout the neighborhood for her sweet disposition and the patience she displayed at all times, especially in her illness. Besides the parents, she leaves two sisters, two brothers, a little niece and several other relatives to mourn her untimely death, and in their sorrow the family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Spencer of Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Randall of Bayard; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Dove of Lynn; Mr. and Mrs. Myers Judy of Blockton, Iowa.

 

[DEAN, MARY LOTTIE JUDY]
Alliance Daily Times-Herald (Alliance, Nebraska), Friday, February 20, 1953
Services Held Today For Bridgeport Woman
BRIDGEPORT (T-HNS) – Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Mary Lottie Dean, 80, who died Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bridgeport.
She lived in Alliance before moving to Bridgeport in 1910 and was a member of the United Brethren Church.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Dean of Bridgeport and W. C. Dean of Glendive, Mont., and a daughter, Mrs. A. F. Stark of Denver, Colo.

[DEAN, OMAR J.]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Friday, October 4, 1946
Omar J. Dean
BRIDGEPORT – (AP) – Omar J. Dean, 74, died at his farm home east of here Wednesday. Services will be held here Saturday. He was born Jan. 5, 1872 at Conway, Ia., coming here in 1910.

[DEAN, OMAR J.]
Bridgeport News-Blade (Bridgeport, Nebraska), Thursday, October 10, 1946
Pioneer Resident Passes On
Omar J. Dean, 74, a Pioneer rancher of the North Platte valley, passed away in his sleep at his home early Wednesday morning, October 2. He had been ill for about a week.
Mr. Dean was born January 5, 1872 in Taylor county, Iowa, son of George and Eliza Dean, pioneers of that state. In November 1892 he was married to Mary Lottie Judy and they would have celebrated their fifty fourth anniversary next month. To this union were born five children, three are living. Eunice and Olivia passed away in girlhood.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Dean; one daughter, Mrs. Faye Stark of Denver, George Wayne, who lives on the home ranch, W. C. Dean of Oklahoma, and six grandchildren and four great grandsons.
In 1907 the family moved to South Dakota, removing to Alliance, Nebr. in 1908. In the spring of 1910 Mr. Dean took up a homestead in the North Platte valley east of Northport, where the family has lived the past thirty-six years. He was well known in this section of the country as he was very active in the farming and livestock industry of the valley.
Services were held in the Baptist church Saturday at 2 p. m. in Bridgeport and interment in the family plot in the Oregon Trail Memorial cemetery.

[DECKER, JENNIE BELLE ZIMMERMAN]
Daily Hawk Eye Gazette (Burlington, Iowa), Tuesday, September 14, 1937
Injuries Fatal to Mrs. Decker. Wife of Danville Church Pastor Dies Here After Accident Sept. 3
Mrs. Jennie Belle Decker, wife of the Rev. J. S. Decker, pastor of the Methodist church at Danville, Ia., died at 6:05 p. m. Monday in Burlington hospital where she has been a patient since the night of September 3rd when she was injured in an automobile accident.
An automobile in which she was riding, driven by her husband, struck an embankment 2 miles south of Yarmouth, Ia., while they were en route home to Danville from Morning Sun., Ia., where they had attended the 50th anniversary celebration of J. Kirk Latta, editor of the Morning Sun News-Herald. Rev. Mr. Decker also was injured in the crash.
Former Resident Here.
Mrs. Decker was born in Fulton county, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14, 1867. She was married Sept. 14, 1916 to Rev. Mr. Decker at Mt. Pleasant, Ia., and this county has been her home for a number of years. For about 6 years she resided in Mediapolis, then four years in Burlington when her husband was pastor of the St. Paul M. E. church. From Burlington they went to Montezuma and Taylor county and since Sept. 26, 1936, have been located at Danville.
Mrs. Decker has been active in church work and among church groups and was well known in a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Surviving are her husband, the Rev. J. Stanley Decker and one sister, Mrs. Linnie Philips of Woolrich, Pa. A daughter, Helen Arlene, was killed Aug. 23, 1922 in an automobile accident near Mediapolis. Also preceding her in death were five sisters and five brothers.
The body was removed to the Burnett-Wallen funeral home and will be removed to the residence in Danville on Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Danville M. E. church on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. E. J. Shook of Ainsworth, Ia. Burial will be at Moravia, Ia.

[DECKER, JENNIE BELLE ZIMMERMAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1937
Mrs. Decker Dead
Mrs. Decker, wife of Rev. J. S. Decker of Danville and a former pastor of the Bedford Methodist church, died on Monday of last week in a Burlington hospital from injuries received in an auto accident Sept. 3.

[DEFENBAUGH, HENRY H.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1937
Henry Defenbaugh Dead
Henry Defenbaugh died at his home at Redding Sunday night about midnight at the age of 91 years.
Funeral services were held at the Redding Methodist church yesterday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial in the Middle Fork cemetery.

[DENNIS, ELLA J. REYNOLDS WOLFE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 13, 1936
Mrs. V. C. Dennis Dead
Glen C. [lair] Dennis, accompanied by his brother, G. M. Dennis of Blair, Kansas, left here Friday night for Fort Morgan, Colorado, called there by the condition of the members of the V. [irgil] C.[hipman] Dennis family who had been injured in an automobile accident. Later word is to the effect that Mrs. V. [irgil] C. [hipman] Dennis died Saturday without regaining consciousness. No further particulars in regard to the accident or the extent of the injuries received by Mr. Dennis or his daughter, Miss Lillian, had been received here Tuesday. Glen was at the home of his brother, G. M., at Blair, Kansas, Friday when a telegram, which followed a letter, arrived here.

[DENNIS, ELLA J. REYNOLDS WOLFE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 13, 1936
Death of Mrs. V. C. Dennis
Injuries which she received when the car in which she was riding Sunday crashed in the barrow pit on the New Rapmer road, 2 ½ miles north of Fort Morgan, proved fatal to Mrs. V.[irgil] C. [hipman] Dennis this afternoon.
With the exceptions of a few times when physicians were able to rouse her slightly, Mrs. Dennis never regained consciousness.
The accident occurred at 11 o'clock Sunday morning when Mrs. Dennis, accompanied by her husband, her daughter, Lillian, her sister, Mrs. Susie Brown of Anaheim, Calif., who was driving the car and the car salesman, Ellsworth Donahue, was being given a demonstration of the car by Donahue.
Coming over the hill on the road, Mrs. Brown struck a rock in the road, she said, and loose gravel on the road caused her to lose control of the car. The car went off on the left side of the highway and into the barrow pit.
Donahue is in the hospital where he will be confined for several months with a broken pelvis bone; Dennis was dismissed from the hospital the next day. Mrs. Brown received a broken wrist and the daughter escaped without injury.
Besides her husband in the immediate family, Mrs. Dennis is survived by her daughter, Lillian, and one son by a former marriage, Clinton Wolfe. –Fort Morgan (Colo.) Times, Saturday, August 8.

[DENNIS, HARRY REYNOLDS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1937
H. R. Dennis Dead
(Through the courtesy of Mrs. Arthur Sundberg, of 612 So. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls, S. D., we received a copy of the June 29 issue of the Sioux Falls Daily Argus-Leader containing the following which will be of interest to the older people:)
"H. R. Dennis, former Sioux Falls banker and businessman, died Monday night in Hollywood, Calif., following a five months illness. He was 68 years old.
"Closing his business interests, Mr. Dennis left Sioux Falls in 1935, moving to Hollywood where he has remained for the past two years. Becoming ill in February, he underwent an operation but never fully regained his strength.
"Coming to Sioux City in 1902 from Des Moines, Ia., he began a business career here that made him a prominent resident of the city.
"With his brothers, Roger L. and Ralph B., he entered the banking business here in 1903, becoming president of the Sioux Falls Savings bank.
"Retiring from the banking business in 1913 he organized a farm loan and mortgage company and with his brother, Roger, represented the Prudential insurance company. Later he started the Dennis Equipment company, continuing in the business until about five years ago.
"Harry Reynolds Dennis was born Jan. 31, 1869, at Tama, Ia. He spent his early boyhood here and at Traer, Ia., completing his schooling at the latter place and entering the hardware business with his father.
"At the age of 21 he moved to Bode, Ia., and there began his banking career, later going to Blockton, Ia. and to Des Moines before coming to Sioux Falls.
In 1891 he was married at Toledo, Ia., to Regina Giger, eight children being born, all of whom with the wife and two brothers survive.
"Funeral services were held in Los Angeles July 1 with burial in the Forest Lawn cemetery there."



[DRUMMINS, JOSEPH GRANT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 8, 1937
Joseph Grant Drummins, son of Benjamin and Sarah Drummins, was born at Grant City, Mo., Aug. 8, 1870 and died at Oskaloosa, Kan., March 27, 1937, aged 66 years.
He belonged to a family [of] 11 children of whom three survive him. They are his sisters, Harriet Hagan of Grant City, Mo. and Florence Walker, of Blockton, Ia., and a brother, Charles Drummins of Grant City, Mo.
He was united in marriage with Katie Curley at Grant City May 2, 1894. To this union was born one child, Katie Alleen, now Mrs. Maurice Reagan.
Mr. Drummins remained at the place of his birth until 1912 when he came with his family to Ottawa, Kan., where he lived on a farm until coming to Oskaloosa March 4, 1918. He was industrious and loyal to his task. He made friends wherever he lived and will be greatly missed by them.
He and his family united with the Oskaloosa Methodist church soon after moving to the community and at various times he was one of its official members.
Besides his companion of over 40 years, he leaves his daughter, two grandchildren, Barbara Marie and Joseph Arthur of Wichita, Kan., and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church Monday and interment was made at Pleasant View.

[DRUMMINS, ULYSSES SEWARD "ULA"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 20, 1937
Ula Drummins Dead
Ula Drummins, of near Grant City, died on Wednesday of last week at a Rochester, Minnesota hospital where he had gone for treatment.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Grant City cemetery. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

[EATON, LAURA ETHEL, 1893 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 22, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Miss Ethel Eaton, daughter of Geo. S. Eaton and wife of Redding, died in a Des Moines hospital Sunday, following a surgical operation. She was about 20 years of age.



[FLAHERTY, LULA EMMA SUPINGER]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, April 30, 1974
Lulu Fleharty of Murray dies
MURRAY – Lulu E. Flaherty, 91, of Murray, died at the Clarke county hospital at Osceola Monday night.
Her body is at the Watts-Soll and Lindsay funeral home at Murray. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.

[FLAHERTY, LULA EMMA SUPINGER]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, May 1, 1974
Lula Flaherty rites Thursday
MURRAY – Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Emma Fleharty [Flaherty], 91, of Murray, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Watts-Soll and Lindsay funeral home at Murray. Rev. M. Stanley Ballard, pastor of the Murray United Methodist church, will officiate. Rev. John Swedburg will assist. Burial will be in the Murray cemetery.
Mrs. Fleharty died Monday night at the Clarke County hospital in Osceola. She had lived in the Murray community since 1917.
She was born June 5, 1882, at Blockton and grew up in Ringgold county. She was the daughter of John H. and Sarah Jane Zollman Sepinger [Supinger]. She taught school in the Blockton area for several years before moving to Virginia. She was married at Lexington, Va., April 20, 1922 [1902], to John H. Flaharty who preceded her in death in 1937.
They returned to Iowa after she had lived in Virginia for four years and moved to Murray in 1917.
Mrs. Flaharty is survived by a son, Ed Flaharty of Murray; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Johnson of Des Moines; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Zollman of Grant City, Mo. An infant son, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Murray Church of Christ.

[FLAHERTY, JOHN HENRY WILSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1937
John Flaherty – Another much loved and respected citizen of Murray has passed to his reward. John Flaherty, who has been in failing health for some time, passed away at his home here last Friday, the cause of death being a stroke, which he suffered about a week before his death.
Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 4:30, Rev. Robert Burns of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment was had in the Murray cemetery.
John Henry Flaherty, son of Edward and Frances Flaherty, was born April 9, 1864, near Natural Bridge, Botetourt county, Virginia. His boyhood days were spent in that vicinity. At an early age he learned the millwright trade, working at that for several years and finally becoming head miller of a large flour mill in Raleigh, N. C. From there the went to Lexington, Va., where he bought a mill and operated it. On account of asthma, he had to give up that occupation.
April 20, 1902, he was united in marriage to Lulu E. [mma] Supinger of Blockton. By this union there were three children, Mrs. Agnes Neidt and Edward Flaherty of Murray, a third child having died in infancy.
In 1908, with his family, he came to Blockton. Later he moved to Creston and from there to near Murray, where he was engaged in farming for several years. Later he moved to Murray, where he resided until his death August 6, 1937, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 28 days.
When a child he was baptized in the Methodist church, attended church regularly, helping in every way possible; and as he became older, he taught a large class of boys at Raleigh, N. C. He believed in everything good for the upbuilding of the community, was a great lover of his home and family and especially fond of all little children, who surely brightened his last days.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, daughter, son and wife, five grandchildren, Bruce and Audrey Neidt and Darrell, Gary and Max Flaherty; one sister, Mrs. Charles Grim of Natural Bridge, Va., and a host of other relatives and friends.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Chas. and Roy Ramsbottom and L. C. Smail and wives of Creston; Dr. K. R. Brown, Dr. F. W. Taylor, W. L. Banker and Leonard Woodall and wives and Mrs. Fred Stephenson of Osceola; J. R. Supinger and wife, Mrs. A. L. Reynolds and Elmer Swank, wife and children, of Blockton; Ben Supinger and wife, Mrs. James Supinger and son and Mrs. Lottie Link, of Grant City, and Charles Nutt and wife, of Indianola. —Murray Journal.

[FLOWERS, JUSTINA PHEBE "TINA" CASE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 2, 1936
Mrs. Justina Case Flowers died June 21 at the University hospital in Iowa City at the age of 71 years. She is survived by two sisters and a brother, Mrs. J. L. Robertson of Allendale, Mrs. S. F. Kater of Mount Ayr and J. C. Case of Portland, Oregon. Funeral services were held at Mount Ayr and interment in Ringgold cemetery.



[GARARD, ROSA E. YARYAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 15, 1936
Mrs. Samuel Garard Dead
Mrs. Samuel Garard died at her home near Maloy Monday morning. Mrs. Garard had been in very poor health for several months. Funeral services were held at the Maloy Christian church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

[GARARD, SAMUEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1939
Samuel Garard Dead
Sam Garard, a longtime resident of northwest of Maloy, died quite suddenly at his home Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Mt. Ayr Tuesday afternoon.

[GOBLE, JOHN DAVID]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 6, 1937
John D. [avid] Goble, born July 11, 1942 [1842], died at his home at Clearfield April 23, 1937, aged 94 years, 9 months and 12 days. He enlisted in the Civil war August 10, 1861, for three years or during the war. He served until May 9, 1866, his regiment not being mustered out until that time.

[GOFF, DORA D. SHEPHARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 13, 1936
Dora B. [D.] Shephard, daughter of Charles and Mariah Shephard, was born Nov. 12, 1872, in Worth county, Missouri and departed this life August 5, 1936, at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to James B. [enjamin] Goff January 1, 1892. To this union no children were born; she helped rear her four stepchildren and one step granddaughter, who with the husband, are left to mourn her departure, namely: Thomas L. [ibson] Goff, Blockton; Frederick Goff, Lyons, Nebraska; Mrs. Pearl Kobbe, Grant City; Mrs. Ruby Robinson, Grand Island, Nebraska and Mrs. Georgia Wake, Sheridan, Mo. She also leaves one brother, William Shephard, of Irwin, Nebraska and one half-sister, Mrs. Flora Harroun, of Clearfield, besides a host of other relatives and friends. One sister, Mrs. Mary Yates, preceded her in [death].
Mrs. Goff was a faithful companion, kind and loving to her stepchildren and highly esteemed as a neighbor.
The funeral services were held in the Honey Grove Community church August 7, conducted by Challie E. Graham, after which the remains were laid to rest in Honey Grove cemetery. The music was furnished by Gordon Goff, Mrs. Virgil Goff and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wall. The pallbearers were Sherman Wake, Roy Goff, Francis Goff, Vernon Goff, George Hall and Victor Parman.

[GOFF, IRVIN MONROE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1937
Irvin Goff Dead
Irvin Goff died at his home between here and Grant City Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Honey Grove cemetery.



[GRIFFIN, MARGARET]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 10, 1936
Died in St. Louis
Miss Margaret Griffin, formerly of Maloy, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. L. E. Hart, in St. Louis, Nov. 27, after a short illness, aged 93 years. The body was brought to Maloy where funeral services were held at the Catholic church on Monday morning of last week and burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

[HAGANS, MARGARET GRIMES, 1821 – 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 25, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Grandma Hagans died on Wednesday at the home of her son, Scott Hagans, at the age of 91 years.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Waterloo Reporter (Waterloo, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1912
Mrs. Nancy Harsh is Dead. Former Iowa Woman Dies at Age of 102.
Des Moines, Aug. 8. – Word has been received in Des Moines of the death of Mrs. Nancy Harsh, grandmother of Mr. F. D. Harsh of Des Moines. The death occurred yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Donlin, of Hopkins, Mo.
Mrs. Nancy Harsh celebrated her one hundred and second birthday anniversary last June. Each year her birthday has been the occasion for a large family gathering and many features have been planned in her honor.
The deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Donlin of Hopkins, Mo., and three sons, ex-Senator J. B. Harsh of Creston, ex-Senator A. F. Harsh of Lowell, Neb. and Mrs. P. L. Harsh of Eugene, Ore.
The funeral will be held Friday from the home of her son in Creston.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Washington Evening Journal (Washington, Iowa), Saturday, August 10, 1912
Mrs. Nancy Harsh Dead.
CRESTON, Aug. 10. – Mrs. Nancy Harsh of this city, died at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter in Hopkins, Mo. The funeral will be held here Friday.
Mrs. Harsh was the aged mother of ex-Senator J. B. Harsh of this city. For the past three months Mrs. Harsh, who celebrated her 102nd birthday the 14th of June, has been slowly sinking from the combine attack of kidney trouble and a fall which injured her hip.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, August 10, 1912
Mrs. Nancy Harsh died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Donlin at Hopkins, Mo., on Wednesday morning at the remarkable age of past 102. She was the mother of Hon. J. B. Harsh of Creston and was one of the pioneers of Union county, having settled near Afton in 1861. She was born in Washington, Pa., June 14, 1810 and resided there until her marriage to Daniel Harsh in 1833 and in 1837 they moved to Ohio where the husband died in 1848, leaving her with six children, none of whom were of age. Later she moved to Bureau county, Ill., and from there to Iowa. She was attending college at Washington, Pa., when LaFayette made his visit to the United States and was one of the twenty students who the great general preceded, strewing his pathway with flowers. Her maiden name was Nancy McKay and her father was born and reared in Maryland and her mother in County Down, Ireland. The cause of her death was stones in the bladder and from injuries received by a fall a short time ago. To the end she retained her mental faculties and could carry on an interesting conversation of the topics of the day. She lived in the present and was thoroughly posted. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the home of J. B. Harsh in Creston, conducted by Rev. A. H. Lathrop of the M. E. church in the absence of her pastor, Rev. J. T. Walker of the Congregational church. Interment was made in Graceland cemetery. While living in Missouri, Mrs. Harsh always claimed Creston her home and was doubtless the oldest woman in Iowa. The lady was well and favorably known to many Adams county people.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 12, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nancy Harsh died at the home of a daughter at Hopkins at the age of 102 years.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, August 14, 1912
Mrs. Nancy Harsh Dead. Mother of Hon. J. B. Harsh Passes Away, Aged 102 Years.
Mrs. Nancy Harsh died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. P. Donlin, at Hopkins, Wednesday morning, August 7, 1912, aged 102 years, 2 months and 23 days. The death of this remarkable centenarian removes from our midst one of the old pioneer settlers of Union county.
The deceased was the daughter of Samuel and Mary McKay and was born at Washington, Pa., June 14, 1810 and at an early age married Daniel Harsh and soon after their marriage they moved to Clinton county, Ohio. To this union seven children were born. On the death of her husband, she moved to this county in 1861, accompanied by her sons, Philip and Alexander and daughter, Jennie. For many years she resided on a farm and afterwards moved to Creston, where her sons, Ex State Senator A. F. Harsh and Hon. J. B. Harsh, president of the Creston National Bank, resided and spent the declining years at the home of her son, J. B. Harsh, of this city and Mrs. Donlin of Hopkins.
Mrs. Nancy Harsh was a woman of splendid attainments, whose pioneer life had equipped her well for the great struggle of an active, energetic life, making her strong in her personality, her independence and her will power. She was a Christian lady, public spirited and devoted to the church and home. Although she had reached a period of longevity that but few ever each, she retained her mental faculties to the last and a few hours before her death talked lucidly and was perfectly conscious of all that was taking place around her. – Creston American.

[HARSH, NANCY MCKAY]
Hull Index (Hull, Iowa), August 16, 1912
Death at 102 of Woman Who Honored LaFayette
CRESTON, Ia., Aug. 10. –Mrs. Nancy Harsh, a pioneer Iowa woman, died yesterday in Hopkins, Mo., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Donlin, at the age of 102 years. She was one of 50 schoolgirls of Washington, Pa., who scattered flowers in the path of the Marquis de Lafayette of France upon the occasion of his farewell visit to America in 1824. The memory of this occasion was one of the most cherished of her long life. She celebrated her 102d birthday in June of this year.
Her birthplace was in Mercer county, Pennsylvania and she came to Creston, Ia., in 1860. She lived there then continuously until about three years ago. F. D. Harsh, of West Forty-fourth street, Des Moines, is her grandson and J. B. Harsh of Creston, her son.
The funeral will be held Friday in Creston, her Iowa home for many years. Burial also will be in that city.

[HART, MARY, 1909 – 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 12, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Miss Mary Hart, daughter of John Hart and wife, formerly of Maloy, passed away at the home of her parents in Denver, Colorado, the first of the week.

[HART, RUTH ELIZABETH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 11, 1936
Miss Hart Dead
Miss Ruth E. [lizabeth] Hart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luke E. Hart, of St. Louis, died at a St. Louis hospital May 30. She was 21 years of age and was a student at the Washington University School of Medicine.

[HARTLEY, ORA BELLE WARDEN]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, May 29, 1936
Body of Mrs. Ora Belle Hartley Is Taken to Jasper, Mo., For Burial
The body of Mrs. Ora Belle Hartley, 70, who died Tuesday evening at 7:25 at the home of her son, Fay Hartley, west of Cromwell, was taken yesterday by train for Jasper, Mo., for burial.
Mrs. Hartley was born September 16, 1865, in Polk County, Iowa. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Florence Beall of Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Maude Vonasek of Creston and Nellie Ohlschlager of Hammon, Ind. and four sons, John S. Hartley of Lamar, Mo., Fay Hartley of Cromwell, Harry H. Hartley of Creston and Eldon Hartley of Chicago.

[HARTLEY, ORA BELLE WARDEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 4, 1936
Mrs. Ora Hartley Dead
S. L. Warden was called to near Creston on Wednesday of last week by the death of his sister, Mrs. Hice Hartley, who passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Fay Hartley, some eight miles west of Creston. Mrs. Hartley was formerly Miss Ora Warden and was aged about 69 or 70 years. Funeral services were held, and burial was made at the former home of the Hartley family at Jasper, Mo., Saturday. Mr. Hartley preceded his wife in death several years ago.



[HIGGINS, JOHN, 1831 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 22, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
John Higgins died at his home near Maloy April 8 at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 2 days.

[HOCKETT, MARY ELIZABETH MCMASTERS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1937
Mrs. Mary Hockett Dead
Mrs. H. S. Campbell returned home last week from Trego, Wisconsin, where she spent several days with her grandmother, Mrs. George Hockett, who was seriously ill.
Mrs. Hockett later passed away and the body arrived here Sunday forenoon and was taken to Redding where funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial in Redding cemetery. Mrs. Hockett was almost 79 years of age.

[HOCKETT, MARY ELIZABETH MCMASTERS]
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), Thursday, June 17, 1937
SALEM, Ia., June 17. – Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McMaster and Mrs. Martha Thompson were called to Trego, Wis., by the illness of their sister, Mrs. Mary Hockett.

[HOGG, KENNETH V.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Kenneth Verne Hogg, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. [larence] B. [allou] Hogg, died March 7 at the age of 10 days.

[HOOVER, CLYDE]
Missoulian (Missoula, Montana), Saturday, November 20, 1937
Stevensville, Nov. 19. – (Special) – Clyde Hoover, 54, died early today at his home on Three Mile after a year of ill health. He was born January 28, 1883 at Farmer City, Ill. He was married in 1905 and went to North Dakota in 1913. He came to Montana in 1934 and resided in the Three Mile district since. He is survived by his widow and a son, Paul. Also, by three brothers, L. P. Hoover, Stevensville; Chester Hoover, Klamath Falls, Ore. and Charles Hoover of Bloomington, Ill. The body is at the Liddil chapel here. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

[HOOVER, CLYDE]
Missoulian (Missoula, Montana), Monday, November 22, 1937
Stevensville, Nov. 21. – (Special) – Funeral services for Clyde Hoover will take place at the Liddell funeral home here at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon and burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Rev. Carl F. McConnell will officiate at the funeral.
Pallbearers will be Fred Fehrenkamp, Solmon Eldridge, Paul Knapp, Walter Ayers, Wilbur Mabbott and Joe Whittle.
Mr Hoover aged 54 years, died at his home in the Three Mile district near hear Friday. He had been a resident of the Bitter Root since 1934.

[HOOVER, CLYDE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 9, 1937
Clyde Hoover Dead
Clyde Hoover, a pioneer resident of the Delphos community, coming to that locality with his parents when about three years of age, died at Evanston, Wyoming, Nov. 24, at the age of 70 years. Burial was at Redding.



[HUNTLEY, NELLIE ELIZABETH, - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 10, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nellie Elizabeth, the five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Huntley died Sunday morning.

[HUNTLEY, NELLIE ELIZABETH – 1911]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 14, 1911
BLOCKTON – Nellie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huntley, died Sunday morning, aged about five months. The little one was not in good health at any time and though everything was done that could be done nothing availed. Short services were held at the home Monday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Smith of the Christian church. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.


[JENNINGS, AGNES FERN BEST]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 27, 1937
Mrs. Ernest Jennings Dead
Mrs. Ernest Jennings passed away at her home in Maloy Thursday at the age of almost 24 years. Besides her husband she leaves two children, a daughter and son, Phyllis aged 7 and Merle aged 3. Funeral services were held at the Maloy Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial in the Platte River cemetery, west of Maloy. Rev. W. H. Warrior conducted the funeral services.





[LINKVIS, CHARLES CARL]
Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), Sunday, June 21, 1936
Charles Linkvis – Charles Linkvis, 36, of 228 Hartman avenue, fireman at the Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern railroad powerhouse since last August, died of pneumonia at 3:30 p. m. Saturday in Allen Memorial hospital. He had been ill a week and had been in the hospital two days.
Mr. Linkvis was born April 4, 1900, at Grundy Center, Ia. and first came to Waterloo about 20 years ago. He had lived in Benton, Ia., for six years before returning here last year. He was married June 4, 1928, at Mt. Ayr, Ia., to Miss Opal Link, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons and three daughters, Evelyn, Bernadine, Gene, Charlene and Robert Linkvis, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Linkvis, 901 Broadway; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Clark of Waverly and Mrs. Herman Greening, who lives in Kentucky; one half-brother, Richard Vanderlin, Oelwein.
Mr. Linkvis was a member of Walnut Street Baptist church.
The body will be at the O'Keefe & Towne funeral home from noon until 8 p. m. Sunday, but no funeral services will be conducted here. Rites and burial will be at Mt. Ayr, probably Tuesday.

[LINKVIS, CHARLES CARL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 25, 1936
Charles Linkvis Dead
Charles Linkvis, son-in-law of Joe Link of near Benton, died the last of the week at Waterloo, double pneumonia being the cause of his death. The body was brought to Benton Monday where funeral services were held and interment took place. Mr. Linkvis was an electrician. Besides his wife, the former Miss Opal Link, he leaves five small children.

[LINKVIS, CHARLES CARL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 25, 1936
W. D. Link and wife were called to Benton Monday by the death of a relative, Charles Linkvis, who died at Waterloo, the body arriving at Benton Monday morning.



[LONGWELL, SUSAN ALTHEA "ALLIE" MYERS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 22, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. R. [oy] H. [allet] Longwell died at her home in Des Moines Monday afternoon at the age of about 33 years. She was formerly Allie Myers, a bookkeeper in the P. J. Wisdom Blockton store.

[LUPTON, LYDIA A. BUCKMASTER LYNCH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1937
Mrs. Lydia A. Lupton Dead
Mrs. Lydia A. Lupton passed away at the home of her son, B. [enjamin] H. Lupton, in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Sunday afternoon, October 3, at 3 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday and interment was made at Fort Morgan where her husband and daughter, Mrs. Ella Dennis, are buried.
Mrs. Lupton was a resident of Blockton from 1901 to 1914, her husband, the late Harvey Lupton, being part owner and editor of the News. The family moved to Fort Morgan in 1914. The family lived at Lenox for many years, Mr. Lupton founding the Lenox Time-Table 63 years ago or in 1874. Later the family lived on a farm near New Market and lived in Clearfield several years where Mr. Lupton edited the Enterprise.
Fred A. Lynch, a son by Mrs. Lupton's first marriage and brother of the late Mrs. Ella Dennis, was killed in Cuba early in the Spanish-American war. If we remember correctly, he was one of the first two killed in the first attack on the Spanish fort.

[MARTIN, EULALA "LALA" JOHNSON, 1878 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Lala Ann Johnson-Martin, daughter of William and Elizabeth Johnson of this place, died at her home in Farmington, Minnesota, Feb. 9, 1912, aged 32 years.


[MCFEE, ELSIE ANNA SCHNEIDER WILDMAN MILLIKEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1937
Mrs. Elsie McFee Dead
Mrs. Elsie McFee, formerly Mrs. Elsie Wildman of this place, died at her home between Gravity and Corning Saturday morning after a several weeks illness. Funeral services were held Monday.

[MCFEE, ELSIE ANNA SCHNEIDER WILDMAN MILLIKEN]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1937
Mrs. Elsie McFee Passed Away Saturday
The death of Mrs. Elsie Milliken McFee, which occurred at her home south of Corning last Saturday, after an illness of several months, brought sorrow to the community where the deceased has resided for a number of years. Mrs. McFee entered a hospital in St. Joseph, Mo., last May for treatment but her affliction was beyond the point of being checked by medical science. She returned home where she was tenderly cared for by her children. She was a kind and loving mother and very much devoted to the welfare of her family.
Elsie Anna, daughter of Charles and Grace Schneider, was born May 11, 1894 on a farm east of Bedford, Iowa and departed from this life on the morning of September 4, 1937, at the age of 43 years, 3 months and 23 days.
She spent her childhood days and received her education near Bedford, Iowa. On September 4, 1910 she was united in marriage to Hershel [Ersel] Wildman and to this union one child, Kenneth Lewis, was born. On December 25, 1914, she was left a widow by her husband's death being caused by typhoid fever. Elsie united with the Methodist church in Blockton in 1916 and the friends and association she made while living there were a source of many pleasant memories to her during her long illness.
On November 24, 1917, she was united in marriage to Ray Milliken. They made their home on a farm in Holt township where she lived the remainder of her life. to this union 2 children were born, Virginia Clare and John J. On April 14, 1925 sorrow again entered her home when blood poisoning claimed the life of her husband. She remained on the farm, keeping the home together, her foremost thought and ambition being to give her children an education. She was later married to Dick McFee.
Elsie maintained a vital interest in political affairs in both county and state, also taking an active part in church and school activities. The community feels keenly the loss of a good friend and neighbor. The bereaved ones left to mourn are her three devoted children and aged father, one granddaughter, Phyllis Wildman, two sisters, Mrs. Maud White who lives at Sidney, Iowa and Mrs. Mabel Patterson of Monrovia, California and a host of relatives and friends. Sympathy to the bereaved ones is extended by the entire community in this hour of their sorrow.
The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend O. C. Huff of Oakland, Iowa, in the Fairview church at 1:30 o'clock on Monday, September 6. The boys' quartette, Jack Latimer, Carl Stanley, Robert Taylor and Russell Thomas, furnished the music. The pallbearers were G. G. Jeck of Atlantic, Albert O'Dell of Bedford, Harry Leonard of Corning, Rodger Wearin of Bedford, William Meikle of Bedford and Henry Cotter of Corning. Interment was made in Walnut Grove cemetery.

[MCINTYRE, SARAH CATHERINE SKINNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 10, 1937
Sarah C. McIntyre Dead
Mrs. Sarah C. [atherine] McIntyre passed away at the home of relatives at Bridger, Montana, Tuesday morning, June 1, after only a few days illness, at the advanced age of 98 years, 10 months and 18 days.
She was born in Ohio on July 13, 1839.
Mrs. McIntyre will be remembered by all the older residents, the family living for many years southeast of town. Her husband preceded her in death over a half century ago.
She is survived by four children—Eli McIntyre, of Custer, Montana; James McIntyre of Harrington, South Dakota; Mrs. Eunice Walters, of Bridger, Montana, and Mrs. R. G. Roudebush, of Blockton.
Funeral services were held in Montana, where interment was made.
Mrs. McIntyre was fortunate in that she retained all her faculties up to the very last and although approaching the century mark, wrote a very good hand and remarkable letters for one of her advanced age.

[MCKISSICK, SAMUEL MITCHELL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 2, 1937
Sam McKissick Dead
Sam McKissick, a resident of Bedford for many years, died at his home in Houston, Texas, Nov. 17, according to word received in Bedford by C. N. Nelson. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Also by several sisters and a brother. Mr. McKissick has been in the employ of the Pullman division of the railroad for the past 40 years. – Bedford Times-Press

[MINOR, FRIEND LONG]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 1, 1937
F. L. Minor Dead
Friend Long Minor, a brother of the late John P. and Jesse Minor, Sr., of this place and father of Jesse Minor, Jr., died at his home in Carmichaels, Pa., March 13, at the age of 82 years. He was born at Garards Fort March 14, 1855, thus dying on the eve of his 82nd birthday. He was united in marriage to Belle Woods on Feb. 12, 1882. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, Mrs. Edward S. [?], Mrs. John Morris, Jr., Mary Morris of Waynesburg, Mrs. Hazel Botts, Charleroi; Mrs. Marie Black, Greensboro; Mrs. Clifford Lincoln, Carmichaels; and three sons, Moine Minor, Carmichaels; Reuben Minor, Waynesburg, all in Pennsylvania and Jesse Minor, Jr., West Plains, Mo. Mr. Minor had been a member of the John Corbly Memorial Baptist church at Garards Fort for fifty years. He was a retired farmer and stock dealer.

 

[MORRELL, LOUISA JANE VAN WEY, 1842 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 25, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. A. Morrell died at Corning, California, March 18 at the age of almost 70 years.

[MORRIS, ELVIN, - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
The death of Elvin Morris at Lang, Saskatchewan, Canada, was announced.

[MUMMA, ALTA E. LEWIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1937
Mrs. H. O. Mumma Dead
Mrs. H. [olmes] O. [liver] Mumma is dead, dying Saturday, January 2, after an illness of only a few days.
The report was current here last week that Mrs. Mumma was dead but it was not confirmed until Tuesday morning of this week when Mrs. Mae Wilson, secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star, received a letter bearing the sad news from Mr. Mumma, written from 1810-38th street, Rock Island, Illinois.
No further particulars are at hand at the time this is written.
Mr. and Mrs. Mumma were residents of this place for a number of years and made many friends. They disposed of their interests here in July 1932 and returned to Moline.
Later we received the following clipping from the Moline Daily Dispatch of Jan. 4:
"Mrs. Holmes O. [liver] Mumma, 46, who lived in Zuma township the last two years, died at 8 Saturday evening in the home of a sister, Mrs. A. B. Eddy, 1810 Thirty-eighth street, Rock Island. She was ill of influenza which developed into pneumonia, about one week. Friday she was taken to the Eddy home.
"Funeral services will be held at 2 tomorrow afternoon in the Wendt Brothers funeral home in Moline, with the Rev. Frederick Brink, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational church, Moline, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, Rock Island.
"Mrs. Mumma was born Alta E. Lewis, at Macon, Mo., April 9, 1890. As a small girl she moved to Galesburg, where she lived until her marriage Oct. 7, 1914, in the parsonage of the Rev. Richard Haney, Moline Congregational minister. She was a member of Central Congregational church of Galesburg.
"Before coming to Zuma two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Mumma lived at Sherrard five years and at Blockton twelve years. Surviving are the widower and the mother and one sister, Mrs. Eddy, in Rock Island."



[NEWBY, IRA OLIVER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 1, 1937
I. O. Newby Dead
Mrs. Joe Ledgerwood received word Friday morning of the sudden death of her brother, I.[ra] O. [liver] Newby, at his home in Riverside, California. Mr. Newby was about 64 years of age and leaves a wife and three brothers and the one sister—Clarence, of Phoenix, Arizona; Shelby and Elmer, of this county, and Mrs. Joe Ledgerwood, of Blockton.
A clipping from a Riverside newspaper gives the following additional facts:
"Death called Ira O. [liver] Newby, 64, long a resident of Riverside, at his home, 2776 Fifth street, on Monday night.
"He had retired in his usual state of health and his sudden demise was a shock to his wife, who was prostrated by Mr. Newby's [word missing].
"Mr. Newby was well known as a dealer in hay and grain. Since 1900 he had made his home in Riverside, first having come to this community in the '90s. He was born at Mountain Grove, Mo., the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Newby, who resided in Riverside for some years.
"In 1910 Mr. Newby married Mrs. Mary A. Cocke of Riverside, who passed away in 1932. In 1935 he married Mrs. Abbie Van Deusen, who survives him."
Funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the First Christian church with which Mr. Newby had been a member for many years. Interment at Olivewood cemetery.



[OSTRANDER, ALBERT J.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 18, 1937
A. J. Ostrander Dead
Services for Albert J. Ostrander of 2812 Brattleboro ave., will be held at Dunn's Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3:30. Interment in Masonic cemetery, Rev. Stoddard Lane officiating. – Des Moines Friday morning Register.


[PARKER, NOAH SYLVESTER]]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1937
Noah Parker Dead
Noah Parker died at his home in Athelstan early Tuesday morning.

[PARKER, NOAH SYLVESTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1937
Noah Sylvester Parker was the second son of Frank and Lucinda Parker. He was born in Taylor county, Iowa and died in Athelstan, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1937 and was about 81 years of age at the time of his death. His father died when he was a small boy. His mother was married to Ellis Cordell and they together raised her children and their children.
He never married and always lived with his mother till her death about six years ago. He had two brothers and one sister; four half-brothers and four half-sisters. Of these, all have passed into the great beyond except one brother, S. M. Parker, of Athelstan; one sister, Mrs. Sarah McLean of East Hampton, Conn.; two half-brothers and one half-sister, I. H. Cordell, of Bedford; John Cordell, of Nebraska City, and Mrs. R. H. Carter of Clinton, Mo.
He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ before his death. He always was an honest and upright man in all of his dealings and was honored and respected by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held in the Athelstan Baptist church Thursday, conducted by Challie E. Graham and burial in the Athelstan cemetery. The music was furnished by Mrs. Glenn Sickels, Mrs. Helen Sickels, Marion and Calvin Jenkins. The pallbearers [rest of article missing.]

[PARR, WILLIAM, -1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 22, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
William Parr died Oct. 24 at the age [of] 73 years, 7 months and 2 days.

[PARR, WILLIAM, - 1911]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1911
BLOCKTON – Mr. Par[r], a old and respected citizen of Blockton, died at his home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. The funeral services were held at this place Wednesday at eleven o'clock, after which the remains were placed on the noon train and taken to Knowlton, where burial was made. Rev. Purdy, of Altoona, conducted the services.

[PENCE, FRANKLIN W., - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 10, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Franklin W. Pence died June 9 at the age of 52 years.

[PETTIS, FRED A.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 1, 1938
Fred Pettis Fatally Injured
Fred Pettis, 62, of Grant City, received injuries Saturday evening while on his way to Blockton when a tire blew out at a point north of Grant City from which he died early Sunday morning in a St. Joseph hospital. He was a brother of A. P. Pettis of north of town and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leta Goff, of Grant City and a foster son, Homer Swank, of St. Joseph.

[PETTIS, FRED A.]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Monday, August 29, 1938
Grant City Farmer Dies Here of Crash Injuries
Fred Pettis, Grant City, Mo., farmer, died early Sunday morning at a St. Joseph hospital from injuries suffered when a motor car in which he was riding overturned following a tire blow out. The accident occurred north of Grant City. The body was taken to the Prugh mortuary at Grant City. Pettis, sixty-two years old, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leta Goff, Grant City and a foster son, Homer Swank, St. Joseph.


[PETTIS, ORA M. "ORRIE" SNYDER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1937
Mrs. Fred Pettis, of Grant City, died on Monday of last week at a St. Joseph hospital where she had been taken for treatment, aged 58 years. She is survived by her husband and daughter, Mrs. Roy Goff; mother, Mrs. Al Sisk; one sister, Mrs. L. E. Williams, of Sioux City, and two brothers, M. J. Snyder, of Sacramento, Calif., and J. L. Snyder, of Corvallis, Oregon.

[PUGH, DAVID J.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 12, 1937
David Pugh Dead
David Pugh, aged about 60 years, who has been in poor health for several months but has been able to keep up his work most of the time, passed away quite suddenly early Tuesday morning. Mr. Pugh and wife came here from South Dakota some two years ago and since that time have been in the employ of the late Clark Reed and later Mrs. Clark Reed on the farm southwest of town.

[PUGH, DAVID J.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1937
David J. Pugh – David J. Pugh, son of John and Margaret Pugh, was born at Columbus, Wis., Dec. 22, 1878 and passed away at his home near Athelstan, Aug. 10, 1937, aged 58 years, 7 months and 19 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Dora Slater July 23, 1911 at Cresbard, S Dak.
In young manhood he was converted and united with the Free Methodist people; later on he united with the Christian church at Garden City, Minn.
He moved from Minnesota to South Dakota with his parents when but a small boy and grew to manhood near Cresbard, that state.
He served as mail carrier for several years, later on engaged in farming more or less until his death.
He was an honest, upright citizen and highly respected by all who knew him. He was of a cheerful disposition and won many friends and was always interested in Christian work and took up his cross in prayer and testimony as opportunity offered. He was present at Sunday school the last Sunday before he passed away, also at the night service and gave testimony to saving grace and to the goodness of God; also mentioned that it might be his last testimony.
He will not only be missed from the home but from the church.
He leaves to mourn, his wife and several brothers and sisters, besides other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held at the Athelstan Holliness church, conducted by the pastor, David H. Dye and interment was made in a cemetery near Pattonsburg, Mo.

[RAY, MADELINE MARINE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 3, 1936
Madeline Ray Dead
Madeline Ray, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Ray of near Isadora, died Thursday morning in a St. Joseph hospital. It seems that six members of the Ray family have been ill during recent months with something like typhoid fever.

[REEVES, JAMES, 1825 – 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 17, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
James Reeves died at Platteville at the age of almost 87 years.



[SHAFER, STELLA AGNES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1937
Miss Stella Shafer Dead
Miss Stella Shafer, whose serious illness was mentioned in this paper two weeks ago, died at a Creston hospital Friday. Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck of Bedford.
Stella Agnes Shafer was born in Gay township, Taylor county, Iowa, January 4, 1907 and died January 15, 1937, aged 30 years and 11 days.
She was educated in the Gay township schools and graduated from the Bedford high school with the class of 1923. After teaching several terms of school she attended the Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls two years. She was considered to be one of Taylor county's most successful rural teachers and was teaching school south of Bedford when she became ill.
In early girlhood she united with the Blockton Christian church. She was a young lady of sterling qualities and noble character and was a model of upright, honorable living for her pupils and all privileged to associate with her. Her kind and loving disposition won her many friends wherever she went.
Miss Shafer was the youngest daughter of John L. and Lillian Shafer. She is survived by her father and two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Scroggie and Mrs. Lizzie Kammerer. Her mother died in 1923.

[SHARP, ARTHUR CLAUDE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1937
A. C. Sharp Fatally Injured
Claude Sharp, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident Sunday evening, passed away at a St. Joseph hospital Tuesday afternoon about 2:30. Funeral services will be held at Sheridan this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial at Grant City.
Arthur Sharp and W. A. Livingston and wives visited their brother at the hospital Monday, and while his injuries were known to be serious, the news of his death came as a severe shock. Upon receiving word that Mr. Sharp's condition had become critical Tuesday afternoon, relatives left for St. Joseph but were apprised of his death at Sheridan.
Claude Sharp, formerly of this place but for a number of years a resident of Sheridan where he is in the drug business, was critically injured early Sunday evening in an automobile accident at a point some three or four miles west of Grant City. Mr. Sharp suffered a compound fracture of the right ankle and a fracture of the left hip. He was taken at once to a St. Joseph hospital in an ambulance. Mr. Sharp's age is given as 52.
Mrs. Sharp, 40, and her daughter, Miss Maxine Proctor, 17, suffered numerous cuts and bruises in the accident and were taken to their home in Sheridan where they are under the care of a physician. The full extent of Mrs. Sharp's injuries were not fully determined at last reports.
The fourth passenger in the car, Miss Annabel Ray, daughter of John Ray and wife of near Sheridan, escaped with minor injuries.
Mrs. Sharp was driving at the time of the accident, the car striking loose gravel and turning over.
Mr. Sharp spent about three months in the same St. Joseph hospital back in 1928, recovering from a fractured right hip suffered in a former motor car accident.

 

[SHARP, ARTHUR CLAUDE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1937
Arthur Claude Sharp, son of William and Mariah Sharp, was born on a farm near Blockton December 20, 1885 and departed this life in a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital October 12, 1937, at the age of 51 years, 10 months and 22 days.
He was educated at Drake University and Highland Park college in Des Moines, graduating in pharmacy. He operated drug stores at Blockton and Sheridan during the past thirty years.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Pearl Proctor Nov. 2, 1932, who with the two daughters, Evelyn Maxine and Della Mae Proctor, survive him.
He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters—W. F. Sharp, of Blockton; Mrs. Cora Livingston, of Bedford; Mrs. Zelda Thompson of Davenport and Mrs. Addie Brown of Ideal, South Dakota.
He was a member of the Sheridan Christian church where funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Day, assisted by Rev. C. C. Prichard. The Masonic order had charge of the services at the grave in the Grant City cemetery.

[SHARP, PEARL RUBY BUNKER PROCTOR]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, June 8, 1938
Sheridan Woman Takes Own Life
Operator of Drug Store Was Injured in Auto Accident Last October.
Mrs. Pearl Sharp, age about 40, committed suicide about 7 o'clock this morning at her home in Sheridan by shooting herself through the head with a revolver.
Mrs. Sharp, it was said, had been in poor health since being injured in an automobile accident last October in which her husband, A. C. Sharp, was killed. Since that time Mrs. Sharp had been operating the drug store that previously was operated by her husband.
Miss Maxine Proctor, daughter of Mrs. Sharp by a previous marriage, said this morning that although she was in the house at the time, she heard no report of a gun and that the first she knew anything was wrong was when she went to call her mother. She found her lying on her bed unconscious with a revolver beside her.
Holds View Inquest
The daughter called to a neighbor, S. M. Churchill, who happened to be passing and Mr. Churchill saw that Mrs. Sharp still was alive. He immediately called Dr. F. C. Long but Mrs. Sharp died about a half hour after the doctor arrived.
Ed Girling, Worth county coroner, was called from Grant City and after a view inquest said that it was a plain case of suicide and that a coroner's jury would not be necessary. The bullet from the .32 caliber revolver, he said, entered Mrs. Sharp's left temple and emerged through her right temple.
Mrs. Sharp is survived by Miss Proctor and another daughter, Dalla [Della] May Proctor, by a former marriage; also by four brothers, A. J. Bunker of Kansas City and Garnet, Fred and Harry Bunker, all of Grant City. Both the daughters are high school students.
No funeral arrangements had been made up to this afternoon.

[SOMMERS, HENRY THOMAS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 2, 1936
Phil E. Mincks and wife returned home Sunday night from St. Joseph where they were called by the death of Mrs. Minck's stepfather, H. [enry] T.[homas] Sommers.

[SPRINGS, WILLIS HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1937
W. H. Springs Dead
Relatives here received word the last of the week that W. [illis] H. [enry] Springs died very suddenly at his shop in East St. Louis, Illinois, Friday morning. Mr. Springs and wife left Blockton to locate in East St. Louis only a few weeks ago. They were formerly located in Chicago. Funeral and burial services were held in East St. Louis.

[STEPHENSON, JAMES ALLEN]
Table Rock Argus (Table Rock, Nebraska), July 27, 1911
OBITUARY- James A. Stephenson was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania May 24, 1833, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adam Hays, July 23, 1911, aged 78 years and 2 months. He was married in October 1854, to Mary A. [nn] Arnold. To their union were born five children, two of whom, together with his wife, preceded him into the better world. The remaining children are Mrs. Adam Hays, of Table Rock; J. H. Stephenson, of El Paso, Illinois; and W. G. Stephenson, of New Market, Iowa.
At an early age deceased moved with his parents to Woodford county, Illinois, where he lived until 1877. From there he moved to Taylor county, Iowa, where he resided until the death of his wife five years ago. He had been an invalid for several years.
He was a member of the Christian church, having united with that denomination when quite young.
He served his county as sheriff two terms, and in his prime was a man of intellect and energy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, having attained the 7th degree. Mr. Stephenson came to visit his daughter, Mrs. Adam Hays, a few weeks ago, in an enfeebled condition, was taken worse and died last Monday.
The funeral services were held from the house on Tuesday morning, Dr. Woodcock officiating, and the interment took place at the Table Rock cemetery. A large number of the relatives and friends were present, and expressions of sympathy were cordial. W. G. Stephenson of New Market, Iowa, and Mr. Hays of Joplin, Mo., were in attendance.

[STEPHENSON, JAMES ALLEN, - 1911]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 23, 1936
Twenty-Five Years Ago
James Allen Stephenson, a pioneer resident of Blockton, died on Sunday at Table Rock, Nebraska.

[STEPHENSON, JAMES ALLEN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1911
Allen Stephenson Dead.
Word was received here Tuesday stating that Allen Stephenson had died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Hayes, at Table Rock, Nebr. He was the father of W. G. Stephenson, formerly of this city but now of New Market and was about 80 years of age. He was an old resident of Blockton but since the death of his wife some three years ago, has made his home with his children. It was intended to bring the remains back to Blockton for interment but owing to the extreme high waters washing out railroad tracks, it was found impossible to do this and he was buried there. Aside from the two children named he also leaves another son, John, who resides in Illinois. They have the sympathy of all.

[STEPHENSON, JAMES ALLEN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1911
W. G. Stephenson left Sunday for Table Rock, Neb., being called there by the serious illness of his father

[STEPHENSON, JAMES ALLEN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1911
BLOCKTON – J. [ames] A. [[llen] Stephenson, a former resident of this place, died at Table Rock, Neb., Sunday of last week. He was born in Green county, Pennsylvania. Was married to Miss Mary Arnold. In 1876 they came to Blockton where he was engaged in running a hotel, also working at his trade of a carpenter. He lived here until six years ago when his wife died and since he has lived with his children.

 



[STROBEL, HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1937
Henry Strobel Fatally Injured
Henry Strobel of Centerville, a brother of J. B. Strobel of this vicinity, was fatally injured Friday at Milan, Mo. and died at a hospital at Kirksville, Mo., Saturday.
A Milan, Mo., Friday dispatch said:
"Henry Strobel, Centerville, railroad brakeman, was rescued late Friday from under the overturned locomotive of a Burlington freight train.
"His feet, pinned under the engine, were injured badly but he withstood more than three hours of exposure in good condition. He was taken to a Kirksville, Mo., hospital.
"Rescuers placed hot water bottles and blankets around Strobel while excavating enough earth to free his body. Workmen then were forced to jack up the engine to release Strobel's feet.

[THATCHER, LOGAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 24, 1937
Logan Thatcher, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Ralph Stutesman of this vicinity, died quite suddenly at his home at Diagonal Sunday night.

[TINGLE, KATIE ALLEEN DRUMMINS REAGAN]
Oskaloosa Independent (Oskaloosa, Kansas), Thursday, January 4, 1996
Katie Tingle – Graveside services will be at 10 a. m. Jan. 4 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa, for Katie A. Tingle, 85, Houston, formerly of Oskaloosa, who died Dec. 30, 1995, at a health care center in Houston.
She was born Aug. 17, 1910 in Hillsdale, Okla., the daughter of Joseph G. [rant] and Katie Curley Drummins. She was graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1928 and attended a business college in Lawrence. She worked for the Jefferson County Farm Loan Association, Oskaloosa, from 1941 to 1943 when she moved to Topeka. She worked for the Shawnee and Jackson County Farm Loan Associations until 1946.
Mrs. Tingle lived in Pasadena, Calif., 28 years before she moved to Ponca City, Okla., in 1974. She moved to Houston in 1990.
She was member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Houston.
She was married to William Ernest Tingle June 28, 1946. He died Oct. 1, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Joseph A. Reagan, Ponca City, Okla.; a daughter, Barbara M. Reagan, Houston; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a great great grandson.
Earlier services were Jan. 3 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ponca City, Okla.
Barnett Funeral Home is in charge Oskaloosa arrangements. Brookside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Houston.

[TURNBULL, WILLIAM RANKIN, 1844 - 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 17, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
William Turnbull died at his home southeast of town June 16 at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 12 days.

[TURNER, MARY ANN DALE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1912
Mrs. Mary A. Turner died at her home in St. Francis, Kas., Sunday and the remains were brought back to Maloy for burial Tuesday. She was the widow of the late Basil Turner, an old settler here. No particulars have been received.

[TURNER, MARY ANN DALE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 15, 1912
Mary A. Dale Turner – Mrs. Mary A. Dale Turner died at her home in Cheyenne county, Kansas, August 3d, 1912, aged 76 years, 2 months and 12 days.
Mrs. Turner was born in Woodford county, Illinois, August 15th, 1835 and was married to Baswell Turner January 23d, 1853, in Woodford county, where they remained one year, then came to Wayne county, this state, and from there to Ringgold county and settled where the town of Maloy is located in July 1854, on the farm now occupied by Mrs. M. M. Hart. After twenty years they moved to Bedford where Mr. Turner engaged in the hardware business until his death, March 20th, 1890.
After the death of her husband she disposed of the hardware business and purchased a farm north of Bedford and in 1901 she disposed of the farm and moved to St. Francis, Kansas.
To Mr. Turner and his wife there was born eleven children, eight of whom survive: Mrs. J. V. Shay, Blockton; Jesse Turner, Los Animas, Colorado; Mrs. C. Sprague, Bird City, Kansas; Frank L. Turner, Menlo, Kansas; Edward B. Turner, Maloy, Iowa; Mrs. C. Sutherland, Denver, Colorado; Howard H. Turner, Bird City, Kansas. The deceased are Elizabeth, Douglas and Fannie.
Mrs. Turner was possessed to a remarkable degree of a sunny, cheerful, patient disposition as well as faithfulness, persistence and integrity and leaves her children the memory of a noble Christian character. She was a member of the Church of Christ having joined the congregation at Bedford thirty-two years ago. She became blind several years ago and was almost an invalid a number of years previous to her death, which afflictions she bore with patience and fortitude.
Services were held at the home Sunday and the remains were brought to Maloy for interment where funeral services were held in the Christian church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Shay cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. M. G. Smith, who used the text, "She hath done what she could," as requested by the deceased. Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. C. Sprague, F. L. Turner, W. H. Turner and R. R. Turner and wife from places before mentioned and Roy Shay and wife of St. Joseph. – Blockton News

[TURNER, MARY ANN DALE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 5, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Mary A. Turner died at her home in Cheyenne county, Kansas, August 3, at the age of 76 years.

[WALKER, JAMES THOMAS, 1857 – 1937]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 1, 1937
Thomas Walker Dead
Thomas Walker, who has been in failing health for several months, passed away at his home in Blockton Monday evening abut 6 o'clock. He was about 81 years of age. Funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial at the Honey Grove cemetery.

[WALKER, JAMES THOMAS, 1857 – 1937]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1937
James Thomas Walker, son of William and Martha Walker, was born near Greensburg, Indiana, on March 28, 1857 and passed away at his home in Blockton, Iowa, June 28, 1937, at the age of 80 years and 3 months.
He came to the state of Missouri in 1867. Here he grew to manhood and on June 1, 1876, he was married to Miss Florence Drummins.
To this union was born 3 children, Mrs. Harry Anderson, of Osceola, Iowa, and Blaine Walker, of Redding, Iowa, and one child dying in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker moved to Blockton 19 years ago and made this their home ever since.

On June 1st of this year they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Walker has been afflicted for the last 12 years and suffered intensely at times. During his last illness he longed for death to come to relieve him of his suffering and wanted to go to the land where there is no pain and sorrow.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, who has been his constant companion for so many years; his two children and 5 grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial at Honey Grove cemetery.

[WALL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 4, 1937
B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Wall, a highly respected citizen of Worth county, Mo., for many years, died in Blockton early Saturday morning after over a two weeks illness. He was almost 76 years of age.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dick and Chester Wall, residents of Worth county, Mo.
Funeral services were held at Honey Grove Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Noland of Grant City and interment was made in the Honey Grove cemetery.

[WALL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1937
Benjamin Franklin Wall, son of Cumberland and Jediah Wall, was born near Grant City, Mar. 13, 1861 and died at Blockton Feb. 27, 1937, aged 75 years, 11 months and 14 days. His was a member of 8 children, Theodore Wall of St. Joseph and Mrs. Jeanetta Muir of Kansas City being the only survivors.
He was married to Miss Nellie Strachan at the home of the bride near Honey Grove April 3, 1887. Two sons were born to this marriage, Chester, living on the home place and Dick of Grant City. Besides the wife and sons, he is survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In 1881 he was converted under the preaching of Elder William Cobb and united with the Pleasant Valley Christian church. His membership was later moved to the Grant City church, where he held his membership at the [time] of his death. He was a good husband, father and neighbor.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. D. Noland at Honey Grove church Sunday at 2:30 and interment in the cemetery at that point.

[WALL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 4, 1937
B. F. Wall Dead
B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Wall, a highly respected citizen of Worth county, Mo., for many years, died in Blockton early Saturday morning after over a two weeks illness. He was almost 76 years of age.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dick and Chester Wall, residents of Worth county, Mo.
Funeral services were held at Honey Grove Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Noland of Grant City and interment was made in the Honey Grove cemetery.

[WALL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1937
Benjamin Franklin Wall, son of Cumberland and Jediah Wall, was born near Grant City Mar. 13, 1861 and died at Blockton Feb. 27, 1937, aged 75 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was a member of [a family of] 8 children, Theodore Wall of St. Joseph and Mrs. Jeanetta Muir of Kansas City being the only survivors.
He was married to Miss Nellie Strachan at the home of the bride near Honey Grove April 3, 1887. Two sons were born to this marriage, Chester, living on the home place and Dick of Grant City. Besides the wife and sons, he is survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In 1881 he was converted under the preaching of Elder William Cobb and united with the Pleasant Valley Christian church. His membership was later moved to the Grant City church, where he held his membership at the [time] of his death. He was a good husband, father and neighbor.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C D. Noland at Honey Grove church Sunday at 2:30 and interment in the cemetery at that point.



[WARE, MARY OLIVE GARDNER, 1859 – 1912]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1937
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Floyd J. [ustin] Ware passed away quite suddenly at her home here early Tuesday morning.

[WARREN, MARVIN DEE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 29, 1937
Marvin Dee Warren Dead
Marvin Dee Warren, son of Evangelist and Mrs. A. C. Warren, died Monday evening about 6 or 7 o'clock, following a few days illness. The little boy never had been strong, but his fatal illness only dated from last Thursday night. He was about 2 years and 2 ½ months of age
Evangelist Warren was in Lovell, Oklahoma, conducting special meetings, having left for that point last Thursday morning. He arrived home Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services were held at Adelphi at 1:30 yesterday and burial in the Warren cemetery.

[WARREN, MARVIN DEE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 29, 1937
T. T. Warren and wife, of Shenandoah, came Monday evening, called here by the death of his nephew, Marvin Warren.

[WARREN, MARVIN DEE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 6, 1937
Marvin Dee Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Warren of Blockton, was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Des Moines and departed this life April 26, 1937 at the age of 2 years, 2 months and 2 weeks.
When 17 days old he went with his parents to live at Blockton where he spent his brief life, spreading sunshine and winning the hearts of all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Warren; four sisters, Thelma, Norma, Arlene and Lorla Lee, and one brother, Alvin Chester; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Warren of Adelphia and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Adelphi Wednesday afternoon, April 28, at 1:30 and interment in the Warren cemetery.

[WHITTEN, ARTHUR E.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), March 12, 1896
SIAM – On Friday of last week a child of Mr. and Mrs. Whitten passed away after a week of severe suffering. On Saturday the little one was interred in the Hopkins cemetery. We sympathize with the parents in their sad bereavement.

[WHITTEN, JOHN CURTIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 21, 1937
John C. Whitten Dead
John Curtis Whitten, formerly of this place and well known to many of our readers, died at his home north of Hopkins, Mo., Jan. 8, following a stroke he suffered on the 18th of last September. He had been in failing health the past two years.
He was a son of John Q [uincy] and Catherine Whitten and was born on the Heneretta farm near Isadora, Mo., July 30, 1874 and died Jan. 8, 1937, at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 8 days.
He is survived by his wife and son, John Edward, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Sapp of Hebron, Kansas and Mrs. W. E. Stubbs of Mound City, Mo., and other relatives and friends.

[WILLIS, LOREN OREL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1937
Loren Willis Killed
Loren Willis of Mount Ayr, whose age is given as 38 years, was killed late Friday afternoon at Decatur when an old hotel building he was assisting in wrecking collapsed. His neck was broken, and his body was badly mangled. Austin Noftsger of Leon was also injured when caught under the falling debris. The men were tearing up the first floor when the brick structure collapsed. Willis is survived by his wife and four children.
Mr. Willis formerly lived at Maloy and had charge of the work of remodeling the metal veneered building across the street from the News office last winter.

[WINTERMUTE, AURA EDITH LOVE]
Calumet Chieftain (Okarche, Oklahoma), September 3, 1925
Mrs. C. G. Wintermute
Aura E. [dith] Love was born in Pagerville [Pageville], Meigs County, Ohio, December 13, 1866, passed away at Wichita, Kansas, where she had been taking treatment in a hospital, August 27, 1925, aged 58 years, eight months and fourteen days.
She was united in marriage to Clarence G. [ilford] Wintermute at Bedford, Iowa, July 29, 1886.
To this union was born six children, five of whom survive her: Mrs. Ed McVey, Mrs. R. F. Ellison, Mrs. H. I. Loganbill, Harry L. [ee] and Lloyd H. [ampton] Wintermute, all of near Calumet, one daughter, Ethel Estella preceded her from this fie at the age of 13 years.
Aura E. [dith] Love united with the Baptist church at Bedford, Iowa, at the age of 16 years.
She leaves, beside her family, two sisters and three brothers, Nettie L. Cottrell of Athens, Ohio, Mrs. Oma Jones of Loree, Ind., Wm. Love of New York and J. M. Love of Goltry, Okla., also a host of friends and neighbors who mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held at Red Rock church Sunday afternoon and interment made in Red Rock Cemetery.

[WINTERMUTE, CLARENCE GILFORD]
El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Oklahoma), Tuesday, March 23, 1937
Stroke Is Fatal to Wintermute
Aged Canadian Resident Dies Unexpectedly
Arrangements for the funeral of Clarence G. Wintermute, who died unexpectedly late Monday at his home, 11 miles northwest of El Reno, had not been completed this afternoon at the Wilson funeral home.
Mr. Wintermute, who was 79 years of age, died from a paralytic stroke after two hours illness.
He is survived by two sons, Harry Wintermute and Floyd Wintermute, both of Calumet; three daughters, Mrs. Ed McVey of Harrah, Mrs. Robert Ellison of Okarche and Mrs. H. Loganbill, El Reno.

[WINTERMUTE, CLARENCE GILFORD]
Calumet Chieftain (Okarche, Oklahoma), Thursday, March 25, 1937
The Passing of C. G. Wintermute—Aged Pioneer
C. G. Wintermute, an old and highly respected citizen of Calumet passed away early Monday night, following a brief illness of two hours duration. He had been failing in strength for the past years, but was in Calumet most of the afternoon, seeming feeling as well as usual. A stroke of paralysis was the cause of his death.
Mr. Wintermute came to Calumet community at an early date, from Iowa, being one of the pioneer farmers. By his close attention to his business, he acquired a number of good farms, which he rented out.
Mr. Wintermute was 79 years old and came here from Iowa.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ed McVey of Harrah, Mrs. Robert Ellison of Okarche and Mrs. Harvey Loganbill of El Reno; two sons, Harry and Loyd Wintermute of Calumet. Mrs. Wintermute died several years ago.

[WINTERMUTE, CLARENCE GILFORD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 1, 1937
J. H. Wintermute, of Bedford, and Mrs. W. A. Harvey, of Conway, were called to Calumet, Oklahoma, last week by the death of their brother, Clarence Wintermute. Earl Wintermute, of Conway, accompanied them to Calumet.

[WINTERMUTE, CLARENCE GILFORD]
Calumet Chieftain (Okarche, Oklahoma), Thursday, April 1, 1937
Rites for C. G. Wintermute at Red Rock Friday
Rites for C. G. Wintermute, who died at his home Monday, were held at Red Rock Church, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. Barker. Burial was made in the Red Rock cemetery.
Clarence Gilford Wintermute was born near Conway, Iowa, September 23, 1858. Departed this life March 22, 1937, aged 79 years and six months. He was married to Miss Aura Edith Love at Bedford, Iowa, July 29th, 1886. She preceded him in death, August 27, 1925. To this union six children were born, two sons and four daughters, all of who survive him except Ethel Estella, who passed away in 1906.
Those surviving are: Harry L.[ee]  and Lloyd Wintermute of Calumet, Okla., Mrs. Edward McVey of Harrah, Okla., Mrs. R. [obert] F. [ranklin] Ellison of Okarche, Okla., Mrs. H.[arvey] I. [nman] Loganbill, of El Reno, Okla., also 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was the oldest of a family of nine children of whom four sisters and two brothers survive him, besides a host of relatives and friends.

[WINTERMUTE, CLARENCE GILFORD]
Calumet Chieftain (Okarche, Oklahoma), Thursday, April 1, 1937
Visitors from a Distance
Among those from a distance who were here to attend the rites for C. G. Wintermute, were: a sister, Mrs. Will Harvey of Conway, Iowa; a brother and nephew, J. H. Wintermute and Earl Wintermute of Bedford, Iowa; and a granddaughter, Mrs. H. F. Holcomb, formerly Miss Iola McVey of Dallas, Texas.

[WOLFORD, MARY ELLEN "ELLA" HARVEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 7, 1937
Mrs. Ella Wolford Dead
Mrs. Ella Wolford, a sister of Mrs. Earl E. Gray and A. M. and F. A. Harvey of this place and known to many of our readers, died at the home of her daughter, Ina, in Enid, Oklahoma, Friday morning, January 1, having suffered a stroke some four or five months ago. Mrs. Wolford would have been 85 years of age in February. Burial was made at El Reno, Oklahoma.