Obituaries
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[ALLEN, CRANSTON]
Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada), Wednesday, May 20, 1908
Nevada Pioneer Is Called by Death
(Special Correspondence.)
FALLON, May 20. – Cranston Allen, the father of Lieut. Gov. Lem Allen, and the oldest man in Churchill county, is dead. Mr. Allen was taken ill Wednesday night and Monday morning became unconscious. All his children and grandchildren and all the members of his family were summoned to his bedside and were gathered around him yesterday when death claimed him.
Mr. Allen would have been 92 years old July 14, 1908, having been born in Otsego county, New York, July 14, 1816. He came to Nevada in 1863 and settled on the place where he breathed his last, the Allen ranch, about four miles outside of Fallon. Up to a few days ago Mr. Allen walked into town every time he came, while every day he used to walk a mile or two around the ranch. Last December he sawed, split and piled three cords of wood.
Mr. Allen remarked about a month ago that if he lived until next fall, he would have the pleasure of seeing 14 of his descendants cast votes for the Democratic party in this county, and 17 in the United States. He leaves five children, 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, almost all residing in Churchill county.

[ALLEN, CRANSTON]
Daily Appeal (Carson City, Nevada), Thursday, May 21, 1908
Lem Allen's Father Dies
FALLON, May 21. – Cranston Allen died on his ranch four miles east of Fallon Tuesday at the age of 92 years, leaving five children, Lieutenant Governor Lem allen, 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, most of whom live in Churchill county, where the pioneer resided for years.
He was born in New York and came to Nevada in 1863 and has lived on the same ranch from that time. He was ill less than a week and up to that time was unusually active. He expressed a wish recently that he might see 14 of his descendants vote the Democratic ticket in Churchill county.

[ALLEN, CRANSTON]
Tonopah Daily Bonanza (Tonopah, Nevada), Friday, May 22, 1908
Nevada Pioneer Called by Death
FALLON, Nev., May 21. – Cranston Allen the father of Lieut.-Governor Lem Allen and the oldest man in Churchill county, is dead. Mr. Allen was taken ill Wednesday night and Monday morning became unconscious. All his children and grandchildren and all the members of his family were summoned to his bedside and were gathered around him when death claimed him.
Mr. Allen would have been 92 years old July 14, 1908, having been born in Otsego county, New York, July 14, 1816. He came to Nevada in 1863 and settled on the place where he breathed his last, the Allen ranch, about four miles outside of Fallon.

[ALLEN, CRANSTON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 11, 1908
BLOCKTON - Word came last week to J. W. Allen that a brother, Cranston Allen of St. Clair, Nevada, had died on May 19. He was quite aged.

[BARNGROVER, MARGARET SCROGGIE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1909
Former Bedford Lady Dead
Mrs. J. [ames] E. [mory] Barngrover, for a number of years a resident of Bedford but more recently living at Creston and Des Moines, died Sunday at her home in Des Moines. She has many friends here all of whom will learn this sad fact with deepest regret. The Register and Leader on Monday said:
After a week's illness and following an operation on Friday, Mrs. J. E. Barngrover, 730 West Nineteenth street, one of the prominent women of west Des Moines and wife of the well-known attorney, died suddenly in Mercy hospital on Sunday morning at 5 o'clock.
Mrs. Barngrover was taken ill just a week ago and removed to the hospital where she was operated upon for a tumor on Friday morning. Her recovery was not doubted until Saturday morning when she lapsed into unconsciousness. Her death comes as a shock to her many friends.
She is survived by her husband, James E.[mory] Barngrover, three sons and a daughter. They are Arlington and Rollin of Hugo, Col. and Walter and Pearl of Des Moines. Mrs. Barngrover was 58 years old.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Central Church of Christ, of which Mrs. Barngrover was a member for many years. The Rev. Finis Idleman, the pastor, who was at the death bed, will conduct the services and interment will be in Waveland cemetery.
Arlington and Rollin Barngrover, the older sons, arrived in Des Moines from Colorado last evening.

[BARNGROVER, MARGARET SCROGGIE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1908
Death of Mrs. Barngrover
Former Bedford lady passed Away at Des Moines—Had Many Friends in Bedford
Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. J. [ames] E. mory] Barngrover at their residence, 730 West Nineteenth street, Des Moines. She died at Mercy hospital after undergoing an operation on Friday for a tumor. Her death was unexpected as the operation was not considered a dangerous one, but on Saturday she lapsed into unconsciousness and died on Sunday.
She is survived by her husband James E. [mory] Barngrover and three sons and a daughter. They are Arlington and Rollin of Hugo, Col. and Walter and Pearl of Des Moines. Mrs. Barngrover was 53 years old.
The funeral was held from the Central Church of Christ on Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Barngrover for many years resided in Bedford but later moved with her husband to Creston where they made their home until they removed to Des Moines. She was a most estimable lady and many friends in this vicinity will learn of her death with sincere sorrow.

[BELMONT, THELMA E.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1909
Back to Jesus
Thelma E., the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] W. [right] Belmont, who reside on route 2 out of Conway and died at the home of her parents on Friday, February 5, after an illness of only one day. The funeral was held Sunday at the M. E. church in Conway, conducted by Rev. Smith. Interment at Conway cemetery. Up until Thursday the little child was apparently in its usual good health. A little after noon it was taken ill with pneumonia and in spite of all that loving friends and skillful physicians could do, she rapidly grew worse until 2 o'clock Friday when she passed away.
Little Thelma was only one year and five months old. She was the only child, the idol of her parents hearts, loving and loved by all. Her death leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, that nothing can ever fill, and their anguish is beyond the power of words to tell. The sympathy of all is with them, but at such an hour human sympathy seems well-nigh impotent. Consolation must come from a Higher Power, from Him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

[BELMONT, THELMA E.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1909
Thelma, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Belmont, of Clayton township, died after a short illness, on Friday, aged 1 year and 5 months, of pneumonia. The little one was laid to rest in the Conway cemetery Sunday. The bereaved young parents have the sympathy of all in their loss.

[BUBB, CLARENCE]
Parsons Daily Sun (Parsons, Kansas), Friday, November 27, 1908
Clarence Bubb Dead
He Was Twenty-Six Years Old and Highly Respected
Clarence Bubb died Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home, 2519 Broadway. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Methodist church and the remains were interred at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Murphy conducted the services. Mr. Bubb was but twenty-six years of age at the time of his death and has lived during the greater part of his life in this city. For the past few years and up to about nine weeks ago when he became ill, he was employed by the American Express Co. as a driver of one of their wagons. About nine weeks ago his poor health resulting from stomach trouble necessitated the giving up of his position and since that time he has been on the steady decline. He leaves beside his parents and wife several brothers and sisters, all of whom are now in the city and these sorrowing relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends.

[BUBB, CLARENCE]
Weekly Republican (Cherryvale, Kansas), Friday, November 27, 1908
Death of Nephew
Mr. Clarence Bubb of Parsons, a nephew of Mrs. J. T. Coldwell of this city, died at one o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Parsons after an illness of 9 weeks with stomach trouble. He was 26 years of age and leaves a wife besides other relatives to mourn his untimely death. The funeral services will be held tomorrow. Mrs. Coldwell went to Parsons this morning and Mr. Coldwell will go tomorrow morning.

[BUBB, CLARENCE]
Parsons Daily Eclipse (Parsons, Kansas), Wednesday, December 2, 1908
Mrs. Charles O'Connor has returned to her home at Miles City, Mont., after having been in the city for several days. She was called here by the death of her brother, Clarence Bubb.

[BUBB, CLARENCE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 10, 1908
Clarence Bubb, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bubb, former residents of Bedford but for the past five years residing at Parsons, Kas., died a few weeks ago and was buried there. They have many friends where who will learn this sad news with regret.

[BURKE, EVA GARNETTE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1908
Another Infant Gone
Little Eva Garnette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burke, residing east of Bedford, died Sunday morning, from cerebral meningitis, aged three years, three months and sixteen days. The funeral services were held Monday at East Mission church, conducted by Rev. McMasters of the Baptist church of Bedford. The burial was in Lexington cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Burke have the sympathy of all in the loss of this precious home treasure and while we sometimes wonder why such a comfort should be denied us, we must all acknowledge that there must be some good accomplished by the Divine ruler, who doeth all things well.

[BURLINGAME, PERMELIA SNODGRASS VARNER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1908
BLOCKTON - Mrs. John Burlingame died at her home Friday at 1 o'clock p. m. of muscular rheumatism. She was not seriously ill but about a week. Funeral services were held in the Christian church Saturday, the funeral being preached by Rev. Liverett. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. The immediate relatives left to mourn her loss were her husband, John Burlingame, son Frank Snodgrass, daughter Mrs. Massy, four other sons and a daughter Angie Burlingame.



[CECIL, NANCY ALLEN RAVEN, - 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1908
BLOCKTON – Mrs. M. [ilton] B. O'Neil has returned home from the bedside of her mother near Salem, Ill. She left her mother much improved as she thought but later, she took a sudden change for the worst and died Wednesday of last week. Mrs. O'Neil's mother, Mrs. Nancy Cecil, visited her here not long since and many in Blockton have met her.



[COMBS, JAMES WILLIAM]
Seattle Star (Seattle, Washington), Saturday, December 19, 1908
Funeral Services of Capt. J. B. Combs
The funeral of Capt. J.[ames] B. Combs, who died early yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from the family residence, 1751 West 58th st. The services will be under the auspices of the Masons. Interment will be in Crown Hill cemetery.

[COMBS, JAMES WILLIAM]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 31, 1908
Capt. J. W. Combs Dead
Capt. J. [ames] W. [illiam] Combs died last week at his home in Seattle, Wash. He had been suffering for some time with cancer of the stomach and while his death was not unexpected it nevertheless brought sorrow to his many friends here when they learned it. He was born in Clark county, Indiana, Nov. 3, 1833 and in 1851 moved to Atchison county Missouri. Remaining there for three years he then returned to Indiana, coming back to Missouri again in 1856. There he was married to Miss Rebecca J. Cagg. After their marriage they removed to Athens, Ohio and in 1858 moved to Kentucky where they were residing at the breaking out of the Civil War. He offered his services to the Union cause and in 1861 was assigned to the 13 Missouri Vol., Co. B. He was mustered out in 1862 and reenlisted in the 22nd Ohio Vol. and later to the 12th Ohio Inf. He later acted as recruiting officer for several different Ohio regiments. After being mustered out he moved to Bedford in July 1868 where he engaged in the furniture business. He has raised six children, all of whom still live. They are Lafe, M. [ary] Blanche, John Wesley, Sherman, J. [ames] Bird and Frank.
This family remained in Bedford until they moved to Seattle, Wash. several years ago. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved relatives.

[COMBS, JOHN MILTON]
Taylor County Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1884
--Mr. J. [ames] W. [illiam] Combs received a telegram yesterday to the effect that his only brother, J. [ohn] M.[ilton] Combs, died yesterday morning at Mound City, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] W. [illiam] Combs took the 4:20 train for Mound City last evening. The deceased was well known to many of our citizens, having resided here from 1871 to 1877. He had been seriously ill for nearly two years prior to his death.



[COOPER, ALICE DUGAN]
Stafford County Republican (Stafford, Kansas), Thursday, September 14, 1893
Mrs. Cooper Dead
Mrs. Alice Cooper, wife of Edward Cooper, died at her home in this city about five o'clock Tuesday evening, after a lingering illness of nearly nine weeks. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pruen at the M. E. church at half past one yesterday afternoon and in spite of so many being out of town, the short notice and extreme heat, the church was filled with sympathizing friends anxious to pay the last respects to one they had learned to love. Following the services at the church the remains were laid to rest in the Stafford cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper has been a resident of Stafford for a number of years and numbered her friends by the limit of her acquaintances. A follower of Christ she bore her intense and long continued suffering with true Christian fortitude and announced her readiness to obey the summons of the Master that she might meet her Savior and loved ones gone before. She leaves a husband, four children and hosts of friends to mourn her death.

[COOPER, EDGAR "ED," 1846 - 1908]
Stafford Courier (Stafford, Kansas), Thursday, December 24, 1908
Death of Ed Cooper
Edgar Cooper, a pioneer resident of this city, died at his home here on Monday, December 21st, 1908, of paralysis. He was stricken about three years ago and never fully recovered from the effects of this stroke. He was able to come downtown for his mail but was very feeble and his vocal chords were so affected that he could scarcely speak. Being in a weakened condition he could not withstand the effects of another stroke.
The deceased was in business in Stafford for many years and was well known, especially among the old settlers.
Edgar Cooper was born in Warren county, N. J. on July 10, 1846 and at his death was 62 years, 5 months and 11 days old. On Sept. 23, 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Dugan in Stark county, Ill. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. C. F. Cooper, Nickerson, Kansas; T. J. Cooper, Great Bend, Kansas; Mrs. Ed Clancy, Houston, Texas; Miss Elnora Cooper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. All were present at the funeral. Deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. J. K. Oliver of this city. Mrs. Alice Cooper died September 12, 1893 and on January 3, 1895, Mr. Cooper married Miss Amanda Fountain, who survives him.
The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of many friends.

[COOPER, EDGAR "ED," 1846 - 1908]
Stafford County Republican (Stafford, Kansas), Thursday, December 24, 1908
Ed Cooper is Dead
Monday night – a little before the midnight hour, Ed Cooper was stricken with a last attack of paralysis and was taken off very suddenly. In January, almost five years ago, Mr. Cooper was first stricken with paralysis and has been in a very poor state of health ever since, although for the most part of that time he has been able to be up and around and make trips downtown. But all along, since he was first stricken, the family and friends have a realized that it was but a question of time until he would be taken and while his death came suddenly it elicited no surprise—it was to be expected.
Mr. Cooper was born in Marion county, N. J. July 10th, 1846 and from there removed to Taylor county, Iowa, where he was first married. Together with his family he came to Stafford county in 1883 and located on a farm southwest of this city. They lived there but a short time until they moved to town and Mr. Cooper entered business. For years he was engaged in one enterprise or another until a few years ago when the condition of his health forced him to retire from active life. He was twice married and together with three daughters, Mrs. Maud Cooper of Nickerson and Misses Elnora and Happy of Oklahoma City and Galveston and son Thomas, this city; the second wife still survives him.

The funeral services were held at the late home yesterday afternoon at 2:30 and were conducted by Dr. G. W. Akers, after which the remains were buried in the Stafford cemetery.
Mr. Cooper was well known to a majority of Stafford people. He had lived here for many years and had had to do to, one way and another, with helping to build Stafford and make it prosperous. He was always a quiet, unassuming man but one who's word was as good as his bond and one we all had confidence in. He never lost faith in his town and community and was ever thoughtful of those about him who were less fortunate and did charity in many and diverse ways.
The Republican extends sympathy for those nearer to him by reason of relationship ties. May their load be lightened somehow or another, for they are bereft of a good husband, a good father and Stafford has lost a good citizen.

[COOPER, EDGAR "ED," 1846 - 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 31, 1908
Word was received here last week announcing the death of Ed Cooper which occurred at Stafford, Kas., aged about 67 years. His death resulted from paralysis Monday night. He was a former resident here and is a brother-in-law of Mrs. A. McMillen and Mr. Geo. Dugan.





[DUNN, GUY W.]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Saturday, June 20, 1908
CALLAWAY, Neb., June 20. – Guy Dunn, a ten-year-old boy of this city, died on Sunday from tuberculosis of the bowels. Funeral services were held from the house on Tuesday, interment made in Rose Hill cemetery.

[DUNN, GUY W.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 2, 1908
The third son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Dunn died at the home of its parents at Callaway, Neb., a week ago last Saturday. Mr. Dunn recently sold his newspaper interests at Richmond, Mo., and may permanently locate in Nebraska. – Lenox New Times.

[EDGELY, GEORGE, - 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 12, 1908
Geo. Edgely Dead
George Edgely, aged thirty years, died in Mahaska county, Iowa, November 5. He recently moved from Bedford making his home when here at Mrs. Ratcliff's. He leaves no near relatives to mourn his loss. He was born at York, Neb. and when but a small boy his parents died, leaving him to drift for himself. He herded cattle on the plains of the west during his younger manhood, drifting from place to place. He grew to manhood with the respect and esteem of all and formed for himself a strong character for honesty. The remains were brought here Saturday evening and were taken to the home of Hon. J. P. Flick where on Sunday morning the funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. S. E. Henry. The interment was in the Ladoga cemetery. Mrs. and Miss Ratcliff earlier

 

[FARNSWORTH, ED'S WIFE, - 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 30, 1908
John Nye and wife were called to south of Redding Saturday by the serious illness of Mrs. Nye's brother's wife, Mrs. Ed Farnsworth. Later: Mrs. Farnsworth died Sunday about noon.

[FRANKLIN, LESSER "LEWIS"]
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), Wednesday, April 20, 1910
Obituary – Lesser Franklin, founder of Franklin Park and a number of other Chicago suburbs, died at the Wesley hospital at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a few hours after reaching there from Detroit, where he was taken ill with pneumonia Saturday while on a business trip. He left Chicago for Detroit last Friday. With the exception of Mrs. Pearl Godfrey, who was in New Orleans, all of Mr. Franklin's children reached his bedside before his death. Mr. Franklin was born in Germany fifty-eight years ago and came to the United States at the age of 18. In 1888 he removed to Chicago from Minneapolis. The surviving children are Mrs. Dora Combes, Mrs. Rose Volk, Mrs. Pearl Godfrey, and E. G. and Gustav Franklin, all of Chicago. Funeral services and interment will be at Franklin Park Thursday afternoon.

[FRANKLIN, SARAH "SALLIE" KING]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 30, 1908
Mrs. Lesser Franklin, wife of Dr. L. Franklin, former Bedford residents but who have been living in Chicago for the past twenty years, died Wednesday April 8. She was well known by the older residents here and was held in high esteem by her many friends, all of whom will read the following from the Chicago Jeffersonian with regret:
The death of Mrs. Lesser Franklin, of Franklin Park, which occurred Wednesday at 9:30 o'clock is a great grief to this community in which she lived and to her many friends she made wherever she went. Mrs. Franklin had been south all winter in quest of health, returning home three weeks ago. The funeral services were held yesterday, burial being at Rosehill. She is survived by her husband, by two sons, Edgerton and Gustave, and by three daughters, Mrs. Tierre Combes, Mrs. Harry Godfrey and Mrs. Robert Volk.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin settled in [words missing] adjacent to their beautiful home was named for them and Mrs. Franklin has been a sort of lady of the manor in the eyes of all its residents. She was a woman of beautiful character and was universally loved.



[GAMBLE, RANDOLPH R.]
Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, Kansas), Tuesday, February 17, 1914
R. R. Gamble, for thirteen years a patient at Wells' asylum, was found dead in his bed early this morning. A cerebral hemorrhage was the cause of his death. He was 54 years old and a lifelong sufferer from epilepsy, which disease caused him to have convulsions at irregular intervals. He had not been unusually ill when he went to bed last night and death must have come instantly. He was unmarried and his parents, who were residents of Concordia, have been dead for a number of years. The remains were sent to Concordia tonight for burial.

[GAMBLE, RANDOLPH R.]
Atchison Daily Champion (Atchison, Kansas), Wednesday, February 18, 1914
Insane Patient Dead – R. R. Gamble was found dead in his bed at the Wells private asylum yesterday morning. Cerebral hemorrhage caused his death. He has been an inmate of the asylum for over thirteen years. He was 54 years of age. The body was sent to Concordia last night for burial. Concordia was his home before being brought to the Wells asylum.

[GAMBLE, RANDOLPH R.]
Concordia Press (Concordia, Kansas), Thursday, February 19, 1914
R. R. Gamble Dead
Former Center Township Man Dies in Atchison Sanitarium
R. R. Gamble, a well-known early settler of Center township, died in a private sanitarium in Atchison Tuesday morning. The body was shipped here for burial and arrived Wednesday morning and the funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the New Hope church in Center township, with services conducted by Rev. W. L. Wickman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city.
Mr. Gamble, who was a bachelor, lived in Center township for years and at the time of his death owned two good farms there. He had been in poor health for years and about thirteen or fourteen years ago he fell from a wagon, striking the back of his head. The blow inured his brain and shortly thereafter he became insane. He was sent to this private sanitarium in Atchison where he was kept until his death. Mr. H. W. Barber of this city was appointed his guardian and the proceeds from the farm took care of Mr. Gamble.
So far as is known Mr. Gamble left no close relatives and a cousin living in Iowa will in all probabilities inherit the property.

[GAMBLE, RANDOLPH R.]
Concordia Empire (Concordia, Kansas), Thursday, February 19, 1914
R. R. Gamble who was formerly an older settler of Center township in this county, died at the Prospect Park Sanitarium today, where he has been a patient for many years. The funeral will be held on Thursday of this week from Center township, with services at the church at 2 o'clock and burial in the Center cemetery. Mr. Gamble was not married and his only living relatives are two cousins who reside in Bedford, Iowa. H. W. Barber of this city was his guardian, as he had been confined to the sanitarium for many years. He homesteaded in this county in the early days and was a man who was liked and respected. He was the owner of two fine farms in this county.
[Note: This notice was also printed in the Concordia Blade-Empire, February 17, 1914.]

[GAMBLE, RANDOLPH R.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1914
Harry and Claude Timberlake went to Concordia, Kan., last Tuesday to attend the funeral of their uncle, R.[andolph] R. Gamble.

 



[HALL, GUY TRUMAN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 9, 1908, [p. 1]
An Infant Gone
Mr. and Mrs. J. [ay] L. Hall were called upon to mourn the death of their infant son, which occurred Monday night at 10 o'clock from pneumonia. The little fellow was but four months and twenty-one days old and was the sunshine of the entire household. His cute little ways and affectionate manners made it hard to give him up, but He ruled it should be. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. The family have the sympathy of all.

[HANKINS, MILDRED ISABEL "MILLIE" TURNER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 3, 1908
Mrs. Millie Hankins Dead
Word was received here this morning of the death of Mrs. Millie Hankins, which occurred yesterday at Sioux City, where the family has been living for the past two years. The remains will arrive here Friday morning and the funeral will be held from the Christian church tomorrow forenoon, conducted by Elder G. A. Hendrickson.
Miss Millie Turner was born in Hendricks county, Ind., 62 years ago. In the spring of 1870, she was married to B. F. Hankins and the fall of the same year they moved to Bedford. This has been their home ever since until they removed to Sioux City two years ago. Three children were born to them, one dying in infancy. The other two, Maude and Cecil, are still living.
Mrs. Hankins has been suffering for some time with rheumatism and it had its fatal termination Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Deceased was a faithful and consistent member of the Christian church. Aside from the husband and two children she leaves three brothers, J. C., G. W. and J. [?] Turner, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her death. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[HARPSTER, HARRY HERBERT]
Albany Democrat-Herald (Albany, Oregon), Monday, August 11, 1952
Herbert H. Harpster Dies at Lebanon Hospital
LEBANON (Special) – Harry Herbert Harpster, 72, died Sunday morning at the Lebanon hospital.
A resident of Lebanon for the past 12 years, Mr. Harpster was born at Winfield, Iowa, Aug. 16, 1879. He was married to Olive West Feb. 24 at Sharpsburg, Iowa.
Surviving Mr. Harpster are his widow and a sister, Mrs. Alma[Elma]  Russell of Bell, Calif.
Funeral services will be held from the Huston chapel in Lebanon at 10:30 a. m. (daylight time) Thursday with the Rev. Carl Mason, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon IOOF cemetery.

[HARPSTER, HARRY HERBERT]
Lebanon Express (Lebanon, Oregon), Tuesday, August 12, 1952
Harry Herbert Harpster – Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 DST for Harry H. Harpster, resident of 751 east Sherman, who died at the Lebanon hospital Sunday morning.
He was born Aug. 16, 1879, at Winfield, Ia. and was married at Sharpsburg, Ia., on Feb. 4, 1898, to Olive West, who survives, as does one sister, Mrs. Elma Russell, Bell, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Harpster came to Lebanon 17 years ago. He was employed by Mountain States Power company until his retirement.
Funeral services will be held from the Huston chapel with Rev. Carl Mason of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
[Note: Taylor County, Iowa, Marriages, gives the marriage date as February 24, 1898.]

[HARRIS, ELIZABETH C. "LIZZIE" SUMMERS]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 1, 1908
SIAM – David Summers and daughter, Mrs. John Miller, were hurriedly called to Barnes City, Iowa, last week by a wire announcing the death of Mrs. Bert Harris, a daughter of Mrs. Summers.

[HERBERT, NANCY ANN MILLER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 25, 1941
Mrs. W. C. Herbert Dies at Hopkins
Mrs. W. [illiam] C. [hauncy] Herbert, a resident of Hopkins for many years, died at her home there early Wednesday morning after a long illness. The funeral services will be held at the Swanson Funeral Home in Hopkins at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Dec. 26. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
She is survived by two sons and four daughters: Fred Herbert, Will Herbert, Mrs. Nellie Gray, Mrs. Glenna Wieser, Mrs. Alta Richey, all of Hopkins and Mrs. Ella Brown of California.

[IRWIN, ARLENA MAE SEYMOUR]
Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, July 1, 1908
HOLT – Mrs. William Irwin died at her home Wednesday, June 24th. The funeral was held at the Christian church in Gravity Saturday. Interment in the Gravity cemetery. She leaves a husband and three children.

[IRWIN, ARLENA MAE SEYMOUR]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 2, 1908
Mrs. Will Irwin died at her home Wednesday, after a lingering illness of several years. The funeral will be held Saturday, but complete arrangements are not yet made. – Gravity Independent.

[IRWIN, ARLENA MAE SEYMOUR]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, July 4, 1908
Death of Mrs. Irwin
Death entered the home of Wm. Irwin on Wednesday morning of last week and took from it a faithful wife and a loving mother. Mrs. Irwin's maiden name was Miss Arleena Seymour. She was born in Warren county, Ill., on April 30, 1876 and came to Iowa with her parents when but ten years of age. The subject of this sketch was married to Wm. Irwin on Feb. 14, 1900 and to this union were born three children, Arthur, Glenn and Beulah, aged six, five and three respectively. Mrs. Irwin was a woman devoted to the duties of her household and family and although she has had poor health the last few years her death came as a shock to the community, her last sickness being of only six days duration. Besides a husband and three children she leaves a father, mother, two brothers, Leonard and Willard residing in this county, two [three] sisters, Mrs. Jas. Irwin from near Lenox, Mrs. Florence Galbreath of Mayburn, Canada and Mrs. Nillie [Nellie] Brant [Brent] of Gladstone, Ill. All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Brant who was unable to attend on account of sickness. The funeral sermon was preached at the Christian church at Gravity on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Sellards and the remains were laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery. Mr. Irwin and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their present hour of affliction.

[LANDES, SAMUEL OLIVER "OLL"]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1909
Obituary – Samuel Oliver Landes was born in Jay county, Indiana, March 22, 1882. Died at his late residence in Gravity, January 30,1909. Age 26 years, 10 months and 8 days.
He moved with his parents from the place of his birth to Taylor Co., Iowa, about fourteen years ago. Where he has resided the most of the time since. He was married to Miss Thressa Scott (daughter of Velse Scott), Jan. 21st, 1903 and to this union were given two children, both having crossed the Jordan of death in advance of their father.
Brother Landes was naturally industrious and energetic, kindhearted and sympathetic, honest and reliable in character. He has been in failing health for several years and while he consulted the best medical aid, change in climate, yet there seemed to be no permanent relief for him; nevertheless, he bore his suffering with great patience, often asking God for help and support.
He loved life and it would have been in keeping with his will if he could have been restored to former health and strength and lived longer in the world, but when he saw there was no hope for him, he became perfectly resigned to his fate and said that he was not only prepared for death but was anxious to die. Calling his friends and relatives to hi bedside he bade them adieu, asking them to meet him in heaven and, with a smile upon his face and a halo of peace about his countenance he took his exit for the courts of glory. He had been for the past two years a member of the Oak Hill Christian church, a devoted and consistent servant of the Lord.
He leaves a companion; father and mother, one brother, and three sisters to mourn his departure, with many sympathizing friends.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer in the Christian Church in Gravity on the following Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock after which the remains were interred in the Gravity cemetery by the fraternal order of Modern Woodmen.   W. L. Dunlavy.

[LANDES, SAMUEL OLIVER "OLL"]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday February 4, 1909
GAY CENTER – Inez and Majeska Johnson attended the funeral of their uncle, Oll Landis, at Gravity Monday.


[MCGREGOR, BLANCHE MCDILL]
Bedford Free Press, Thursday, April 9, 1908, [p. 1]
The remains of Mrs. Frank McGregor passed through Bedford Saturday enroute to Creston where they were laid to rest Sunday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Judge McDill and her husband is a brother of Chas. McGregor formerly of this city. Last fall they moved to Amarillo, Tex. Mr. McGregor has many friends here who sympathize with him in his hour of sorrow.

[MCGREGOR, BLANCHE MCDILL]
Weekly Herald (Amarillo, Texas), Thursday, April 9, 1908
Dies After Long Illness
Yesterday evening at her home on Buchanan street after an illness of many weeks, Mrs. Blanche McDill McGregor, wife of J. [ames] Frank McGregor, passed away. Preparations have been made for the shipment of the remains to Mrs. McGregor's home at Creston, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. McGregor moved to Amarillo from Creston, Iowa about a year and a half ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. McGregor were improved in health after coming to Amarillo until recently when Mrs. McGregor became Ill. Then complications developed which have made her struggle for life desperate for many weeks. Slight hopes have been held forth of her recovery but a change for the worse took place a short time ago and her death had been hourly expected.
Mrs. McGregor was the daughter of the late Judge McDill and his wife, of Creston, Iowa, and was thirty-eight years old. She was a woman of rare culture and refinement and had already made herself valued in the social and literary circles here. At the time of her death she held the office of recording secretary in the local chapter of the P. E. O. society. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of the Fillmore Street congregation here and Rev. L. C. Kirkes, pastor of that congregation, will conduct from the residence at 1106 Buchanan street, funeral services for the friends and relatives. Following this, the remains will be carried to the Santa Fe train to be taken back to Iowa.

[MCGREGOR, JAMES FRANK]
Wichita Daily Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), Sunday, March 11, 1917
M'GREGOR, James Frank, aged 56, did Saturday night in a local hospital. Mr. McGregor was brought from Amarillo, Texas early during the week for medical treatment. He is survived by a wife. He was a thirty-second-degree Mason. The body will be sent this afternoon to Creston, Iowa, for interment. I. W. Gill has charge of the funeral arrangements.

[MCGREGOR, JAMES FRANK]
Wichita Daily Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), Tuesday, March 13, 1917
M'GREGOR—The body of J. [ames] L. [Frank] McGregor, who died Saturday in a local hospital will be sent today to Creston, Iowa, for funeral services and interment.

[MCGREGOR, JAMES FRANK]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 15, 1917
Old Resident of Bedford Dies
Frank McGregor of Amarillo, Texas, died Saturday evening in the hospital at Wichita, Kan., where he underwent an operation. Mr. McGregor was well known in Bedford and vicinity, having lived on a farm south of town for a number of years and has a large circle of friends in this community. He was a brother of Charles and Lawrence McGregor of Creston.
The funeral services were held at Creston Tuesday.

 

[MEREDITH, EARL, 1908 – 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 30, 1908
T. [homas] A. [ddison] Meredith and son Joe and daughter, Miss Hattie, went to Creston Monday to attend the funeral of the five weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meredith. They returned home Tuesday. The Creston American of Tuesday says: Funeral services were held at 3:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home, 405 North Maple street, over the remains of the little infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Meredith which passed away very suddenly from hemorrhage of the brain Sunday evening. Rev. W. L. Gaston, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the obsequies and interment took place at Graceland cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in Creston.

[MEREDITH, ELIZABETH L. THOMPSON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1964
Rites Friday for Mrs. Meredith
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Meredith, 89, died at the Huntingdon nursing home here Tuesday at 11:10 p. m. She had lived in Creston for many years. Her home was at 500 west Montgomery street.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Keating funeral home here. Rev. Glenna Cadwell, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bedford cemetery.
Elizabeth L. Thompson was born at Afton, March 4, 1874. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson. She was married at Washington, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1901, to J. [esse] Elmer Meredith. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1946.
Mrs. Meredith is survived by a son, Leo S. Meredith of Bellflower, Calif.; and a grandson, Charles Bogar of Canoga Park, Calif.

[MEREDITH, JESSE ELMER]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1946
Elmer Meredith, 75, Dies at Home Here
J. [esse] Elmer Meredith, 75, 305 North Division street, died at his home at 5 p. m. Tuesday after a four-month illness. He had been a resident of Creston since 1905 and had been an interior decorator.
He was born in Taylor county, July 29, 1871 and lived in Bedford until he came to Creston in 1905. He was a member of the Al Gabil chapter, A. F. and A. M.
Surviving are his widow; one son, Leo Meredith of Glendale, Calif.; one grandson, Charles Meredith of Creston; three brothers, Dr. A. O. Meredith of Kingfisher, Okla., Harry Meredith of Cedar Rapids, and Joe Meredith of Tacoma, Wash.; and one sister, Mrs. N. E. riddle of St. Joseph, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at the Deitrick and Keating chapel at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in the family lot in the Bedford cemetery.
[Note: The same notice was reprinted in the Creston News Advertiser, January 2, 1947.]

[MEREDITH, JESSE ELMER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 26, 1946
Funeral services for J. [esse] Elmer Meredith, a former resident of Bedford, will be held in Creston Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Bedford.

[MEREDITH, JESSE ELMER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 2, 1947
Obituary – J. Elmer Meredith
J. [esse] Elmer Meredith, 75, died at his home in Creston Tuesday afternoon, December 24 after a four month illness. The funeral services were held in Creston Friday afternoon and burial was in the Fairview cemetery at Bedford.
Mr. Meredith was born in Taylor County, July 29, 1871 and resided in Bedford until 1905 when he moved to Creston where he was an interior decorator. He was a member of the Al Gabil chapter, A. F. and A. M.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Leo Meredith of Glendale, Calif.; one grandson, Charles Meredith of Creston; three brothers, Dr. A. O. Meredith of Kingfisher, Okla., Harry Meredith of Cedar Rapids and Joe Meredith of Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. N. E. Riddle of St. Joseph, Missouri.



[MEYERHOFF, MARY JANE WHITE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 10, 1908
Mrs. M. J. Meyerhoff Dead
Mrs. M. J. Meyerhoff died at her home on Fifth avenue in this city Monday morning of this week at 45 minutes past ten o'clock. She was an early pioneer in this part of Iowa and was widely known for miles around in this and Adams counties. Her age was 62 years, 4 months and 1 day. Death was caused by an internal cancerous growth and followed an extended sickness. For the last six or eight weeks Mrs. Meyerhoff's condition had been more or less critical and her case was baffling. An autopsy was held Tuesday to determine the exact cause of her death.
Mrs. Meyerhoff was born at Rockville, Ohio, July 22, 1846. She came to Iowa in the year of 1860 and settled on what has come to be known as the old Meyerhoff farm near Nodaway. She was married October 11, 1866, and became the mother of six children, all of whom survive and are in the city this week for the funeral. Mrs. Meyerhoff moved to Villisca about fourteen years ago, her husband having died in 1890.
The funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon at one o'clock conducted by J. K. Driver and interment was made in the old home cemetery at Nodaway.
Before marriage Mrs. Meyerhoff's name was White—Mary Jane White. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and had been for many years. She also belonged to the order of Eastern Star. She was a good Christian wife and mother, beloved by her neighbors and respected by everybody.
Her surviving children are: E. [mmett] F. [red] Meyerhoff of Forsyth, Montana; D. [ennis] H. [omer] Meyerhoff of Corning, Iowa; Lillian Meyerhoff, who has been teaching school at South Bend, Washington; Mrs. Florence Woodell and Grace and Charles Meyerhoff of Villisca. This city and the community share their grief in their sad affliction. – Villisca Review.

[NEFF, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 10, 1908
B. F. Neff Dead
The El Reno., Okl. Daily American of Sept. 4 has the following brief obituary of a former Bedford citizen, the friends of whom will regret to know is true:
B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Neff, aged sixty-four years, died yesterday morning, September 3, at the family residence, 413 S. Choctaw avenue. He had suffered the third stroke of apoplexy on the fifth of July last and lingered patiently for the final summons which came yesterday morning and he passed away quietly and peacefully.
The deceased leaves a wife and six grown sons, three of whom, Sherman, Jesse and Graydon, were at his bedside when he died. Dr. George W. Neff is in California, Ben is in Washington and Rube in Iowa, all unable to reach here.
B. F. Neff was a man who was quiet and reserved but congenial and was loved by all who knew him. He has been a resident of El Reno for about four years, coming here from Bedford, Ia.
The funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at four o'clock, conducted by Rev. Scott of the Baptist church and interment will be in the El Reno cemetery.

[O'NEIL, MARIA MURPHY'S DAUGHTER- 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 17, 1908
A little daughter of Mrs. O'Neil died at the home of her father, Scott Lee, in the south part of town Monday of spinal meningitis. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church, the services being conducted by Rev. Liverett. Interment was made in Rosehill cemetery.

[PORTERFIELD, EMMET]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 17, 1908
Mrs. B. E. Long's Uncle Dead
Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] E. [arl] Long went to Indianola Thursday evening, called by the death of Mrs. Long's uncle, Dr. Emmet Porterfield. Regarding Dr. Porterfield, a dispatch to the Des Moines Register and Leader from Indianola Friday says:
Stricken suddenly with a severe attack of heart trouble, Dr. Emmet Porterfield died at his home here last night. Dr. Porterfield, who is well known to the medical profession in this part of the state, returned in his automobile from his evening's calls between 9 and 10 o'clock and retired as usual. About 11 he began suffering from intense pains in the regions of the heart and summoned several physicians, but they were unable to relieve the sufferer. He died about 11:45 p. m.
Dr. Porterfield is a graduate of the Bellevue Medical college, New York City. He began his practice of medicine at Springhill where he remained for about ten years, coming to Indianola in the early '90's. Besides being quite prominently known to the medical fraternity in this section of the state he has taken an active interest in fraternal insurance and is a prominent member of the Modern Woodmen of America. The arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

[PRICE, EDGAR, SR., - 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 9, 1908
Mr. Price, sr., father of Elder Edgar Price, formerly of this city but now of Council Bluffs, died at his home near Diagonal, Iowa, July 4th. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 7th. The deceased has visited in Bedford quite frequently and made many friends here, all of whom regret to learn of his death.

[REED, SARAH ANN SCARLETT PACE]
Republican Register (Washington, Kansas), Friday, October 29, 1920
Reed—Sarah Ann Scarlet was born November 1st, 1842 in Orange county, Indiana and removed to Iowa with her parents at the age of nine years, where she received her education. On December 22, 1859, she was united in marriage to Edward M. Pace, who while in the service of his country, was killed in the Centralia, Mo., massacre and 1863. On November 30, 1865 she married William M. Reed in Page county, Iowa, where they resided until l905, when they came to Washington, Kansas, where they lived together until Mr. Reed's death which occurred on January 13, 1909. Grandma Reed, as she is known to almost every person in the city, continued to reside in the home provided for her by her devoted husband, until she departed this life on Wednesday morning, October 20, 1920 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 20 days. Mrs. Reed united with the Methodist church in her early girlhood and lived a true Christian life and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was also a member of the W. R. C. in which she always was a very active member. Grandma Reed was the mother of 11 children; five of her sons died before reaching manhood. Two of her married daughters have preceded her to the better world, Mrs. Eva Foster of Clarinda, Ia., died in 1899, leaving one daughter, Miss Chattie Foster, who is now teaching school at Pacific Junction, Iowa and Mrs. Amy Hill died at the home near this city in 1915, leaving three sons, Clair, Chester and Robert, who together with James and Gilbert Hicks, grandsons and Alden Longwell, a great grandson, were pallbearers for their grandmother. There are three daughters, Mrs. Anna White of near Greenleaf, Mrs. Dora Hicks of near this city and Mrs. Iva Wineinger of Carter, S. D. and one son, James S. Reed of this city and 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren survive her and nearly all of them were present at a family reunion given in her honor on Sunday, October 17, 1920 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. M. O. Reitzel. The funeral was preached at the home on C Street Saturday morning October 23 by Rev. John Endacott and the Methodist choir provided the music. A large number of relatives and friends were present who found it hard to say farewell to one so dearly beloved. Burial was made in Washington cemetery.
[Note: Her headstone gives her birth date as October 1, 1841.]

[REED, WILLIAM M., 1842 – 1909]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1909
William Reed was born in Orange county, Indiana, June 9, 1842 and died at his home in Washington, Kansas, Jan. 13, 1909, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was brought to Iowa in infancy. He grew to manhood in Taylor county. He enlisted in Co. F of the 29th Iowa Infantry and served three years in the south. Sometime after the close of the war he was married to Mrs. Sarah A. Pace, the young widow of a soldier who had been massacred by the rebels at Centralia, Missouri. She survives him. Mr. Reed has been a great sufferer for over twenty years but has had the patient, devoted care and affection of his now bereaved companion. Mrs. Anna F. White, Greenleaf; Mrs. Dora Hicks and Mrs. Hill, Washington, Kansas; Mrs. Iva Wineinger and James S. Reed, New Market, Iowa, are the surviving children. Mrs. Eva Foster, Vincent H., William, W. J., Lemuel and Edward M. died before their father. Mr. Reed followed farming until his health would not stand the strain of farm work. He came to Washington two years ago last April to be near his children. Mr. Reed's malady modified his whole life. He was always a believer in the Gospel, yet he often lamented what he called his weakness. He was the spirit of the Publican than the Pharasee. He was a member of the G. A. R. and Masonic fraternities. Also during his life he was a member of the Christian and Methodist churches. The funeral was conducted by the Masonic lodge of Washington where he was buried. – New Market Herald.



[SCANE, WILLIAM HENRY'S INFANT, 1909 – 1909]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 7, 1909
Thursday evening the little four days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] H. [enry] Scane died, not having been in good health since her birth. The remains were taken to Lenox on Saturday for burial. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.



[SHAY, JOSEPHINE WARIN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 29, 1910
What proved to be a sad and unexpected death happened to Mrs. Clement Shay of Denver, Colo. on last Thursday at the Mercy hospital in Des Moines. Mrs. Shay and little child had been visiting for a few days at the home of her parents, near Maloy and was taken suddenly ill the first of the week and on Thursday was taken to Des Moines where an operation was performed, and she never rallied from the effects of the operation. The body was brought to Maloy Friday afternoon and funeral services and interment were made on Sunday. They were former residents of Maloy having moved to Denver some time since where they were making their home. The bereaved husband and little child have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. – Diagonal Progress.





[SHIELDS, ARNOLD LEE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1909
SIAM – Wednesday the 6th, the death angel visited the home of J. [oseph] M. [ilton] Shield's who lives north of town, claiming for its victim their three-month-old babe. It had been sick for a few days, the disease developing into lung fever. All that kind hands or medical skill could do was to no avail. The Lord has taken the little one in the sweet innocence of infancy to dwell with Him where it shall know no sorrow. The funeral service was held at the house Thursday at 11 o'clock, conducted by T. J. Ray, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Siam cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of sorrow.

[SHOEMAKER, ALICE M. HAZELBAKER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 21, 1908
Alice M. Hazlebaker [Hazelbaker] was born in Adams Co., Ohio, December 15, 1853, and died at her home in New Market, May 5, 1908, aged 54 years, 4 months and 24 days.
With her parents she moved to Taylor Co., Iowa, in 1860, where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 16 she united with the Baptist church but owing to the absence of that church in the neighborhood she afterward became a member of the Christian church, five miles northeast of New Market, to which she belonged up to the time of her death. She was married October 12, 1874 to John H. [oover] Shoemaker, at Bedford, Iowa, and to this union were born five children, Harley R. [andolph] of Portland, Ore., Lenna P. [hylenna] Hayes, of Adair Co., Blanchard M., [ansfield] of New Market, and Anna and James who died in infancy. She moved to New Market in 1904, where she resided until the time of her death. She had been in poor health for a number of years and was confined to her bed for ten months until death came as a release to the weary spirit, which went home to be at rest. She was a faithful wife and a loving mother. She is survived by her husband, three children, three brothers and three sisters.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church on last Thursday at ten o'clock and interment taken in Memory cemetery--New Market Herald.

[SHOEMAKER, JOHN HOOVER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, January 2, 1928
NEW MARKET – Word was received here last week of the death of a former New Market resident, J. [ohn] H. [oover] Shoemaker, who passed away Dec. 21, at the home of his son, Harley Shoemaker, in Portland, Ore. Mr. Shoemaker had made his home with his sons, Harley, at Portland and B. [lanchard] M. [ansfield] Shoemaker at Tillamook, Ore., since the family moved to Oregon a number of years ago.

[SMITH, SYLVIA GERTRUDE FAIRBANKS]
News-Review (Roseburg, Oregon), Friday, October 19, 1956
Sylvia Smith, Glide, Succumbs at Home
Sylvia Gertrude Smith, 80, died Oct. 18 at her home in Glide. She was born Aug. 4, 1876 in Bedford, Iowa and came to this community 42 years ago. She was married Aug. 24, 1897 in Perry, Okla., to William [Willard] Luther Smith, who preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1956. She was a member of the Glide Christian Church.
Surviving are three sons, Keith of Glide, Bradley of Newberg and Lester of Vancouver, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Correll of Albany, Mrs. Ethel Roselund and Miss Marjorie Smith, both of Roseburg; 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of the Roses Monday, Oct. 22, at 11 a. m. The Rev. Duane Obenchain of the Glide Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

[SMITH, WILLARD LUTHER]
News-Review (Roseburg, Oregon), Tuesday, February 7, 1956
Idleyld Park Man Dies at 87 Years
Willard Luther Smith, 87, died Monday at his home on Idleyld Route.
He was born Sept. 21, 1868 in Fillmore, Mo. and came to this community 42 years ago to make his home. He had engaged in the farming industry most of his life.
He was married Aug. 24, 1897, in Perry, Okla., to Sylvia Fairbanks. They lived in Idaho for a number of years before coming to Oregon. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Glide and had served as elder of the church for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia, Roseburg; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Roselund and Miss Marjorie Smith, both of Roseburg and Mrs. Helen Correll, Albany; three sons, Keith of Glide, Bradley of Newberg and Lester of Vancouver, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of the Roses Thursday at 2 p. m.

[STEEVES, EFFIE ETTA MCNUTT]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1945
Effie Etta Steeves – Born June 27, 1865, Etta Steeves was the daughter of Tobias and Rachel McNutt of near Yorktown. She was wed to William M. [elville] Steeves Oct. 27, 1886. To this union five children were born; one died in infancy.
After farming in Page and Taylor counties several years the Steeves moved to New Market in 1904. The couple was separated by the death of the husband in November 1941.
Mrs. Steeves moved to Essex June 27, 1944, where her life ended Aug. 17, 1945, at the age of 80 years, one month and 20 days.
During her life span she sent two sons to the armed forces of World War I and three grandchildren to the service of the recently ended conflagration.
Surviving are three sons: Stacy E. of Hamburg, Glenn M. of Clarinda and Wayne L. [owell] of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs. Fern B. Owen of Essex; two sisters: Mrs. Carrie Lobaugh of Washington, Kan., and Mrs. Rosella Chaffin of Yorktown; and two brothers: Samuel McNutt of Omaha and Martin McNutt of Mt. Ayr. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
The Methodist episcopal church served as the core of her life from girlhood.
Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Miss Rosa Mace, pastor of the New Market Methodist church. Music was furnished by Miss Joyce Herren and Miss Betty Maley with Mrs. Leafy Pace as accompanist. Casket bearers were Ben Anderson, Ralph Pratt, Myron Parsons, Charles Wilson, Lawrence Pullan and Ralph Pendergraft. Burial in the Summit cemetery near Yorktown.

[STEEVES, EFFIE ETTA MCNUTT]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 6, 1945
Obituary, Mrs. Etta Steeves
Effie Etta Steeves, daughter of Tobias and Rachel McNutt was born June 27, 1865 near Yorktown, Iowa.
She was married to William M. [elville] Steeves, October 27, 1886. To them five children were born, one died in in infancy. After farming in Page and Taylor counties for several years, the Steeves family moved to New Market in 1904. Mr. Steeves died in November 1941.
Mrs. Steeves moved to Essex, June 27, 1944; here she died August 17 at the age of eighty years, one month and twenty days.
During her life she sent two sons to the Armed Forces of World War I and three grandchildren to the services in World War II.
Surviving are three sons: Stacy E. Steeves of Hamburg, Glen M. Steeves of Clarinda and Wayne L.[owell] Steeves of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs. Fern B. Owen of Essex; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Lobaugh of Washington, Kansas and Mrs. Rosella Chaffin of Yorktown; two brothers, Samuel McNutt of Omaha and Martin McNutt of Mount Ayr; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Steeves lived a simple life, but one of the fullest. She asked little and gave much.
The funeral services were Sunday, August 19, at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda, conducted by Miss Rose Mace, pastor of the Methodist church in New Market. Burial was at Summit Cemetery near Yorktown.

[STEEVES, FLORENCE MABEL PRATT]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 23, 1969
Final Rites Held in Bedford for Mrs. W. L. Steeves
Funeral services for Mrs. Wayne L. (Florence) Steeves, 71, of Bedford, were held January 17 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here conducted by Mr. Carl Cummings. Mrs. Steeves died January 15 at her home in Bedford. Interment was at Memory Cemetery, New Market.
Florence M. Pratt, the youngest daughter of Delbert M and Isabella O Pratt was born on a farm near New Market, Iowa, October 31, 1897.
Following the death of her mother, the family moved to the town of New Market. While still a very young woman she kept house for her father and brothers and took the responsibility of raising a young nephew, Paul M. Carpenter who now lives in California.
She was married to Wayne L. [owell] Steeves, July 15, 1935 and in January of 1945 they moved to Bedford where she spent the remaining years of her life.
She had been in poor health for at least a quarter of a century but prior to that she was always active in Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and all community affairs.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; two brothers, Roy and Ralph Pratt; nephews and other relatives.
She will be missed by her family and her many friends.

[STEEVES, JOHN CLARK]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 24, 1914
GRAVITY – Stacy Steeves came over from New Market Saturday to be at the bedside of his grandfather, J. [ohn] C.[lark] Steeves, who passed away Saturday night.
The funeral services of J. [ohn] C. [lark] Steeves were held Monday at 3 p. m., from the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Proctor. The remains were taken to Page county for burial.
Mrs. J. N. Tolbert of Albia came Monday to be present at the funeral services of her father, J. C. Steeves.

[STEEVES, JOHN CLARK]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, December 29, 1914
J. C. Steeves Dead
J. [ohn] C. [lark] Steeves of Gravity died at his home December 19, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Gravity Monday afternoon and the remains were taken to Yorktown, Page county, for burial Tuesday morning.
Last week the Free Press mentioned that Mr. Steeves had been stricken with paralysis on December 15 and his condition was considered dangerous. He was found in an unconscious condition in his bed on the morning of Dec. 15 and he continued in this state until his death on Saturday.
Mr. Steeves was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting in the service at Keosauqua, Iowa. After the war he came to Page county, settling near Page Center, where he lived for thirty-five years. He sold his farm in Page county and removed to Taylor county in 1900, buying the B. F. Chandler farm south of Gravity.

[STEEVES, MARY AGNES KNOX]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1908
Mrs. John Steeves, whose home was six miles northwest of Bedford, died Saturday evening at the home of a relative near Clarinda and was buried Tuesday afternoon at the Page Center cemetery. The funeral services were held at Page Center church. Mrs. Steeves has been in poor health for a long time and went to the home of a relative near Clarinda so as to be near a physician. In place of improving, however, she grew worse and finally passed away.

[STEEVES, MARY AGNES KNOX]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 25, 1908
Mrs. John C. [lark] Steeves of Taylor county died Saturday night at the home of her brother J. R. Knox in northwest Clarinda, where she had been a week or more receiving medical treatment from her physicians. Her health had been poorly for several years as a result of Bright's disease and she was brought here by her husband. Mrs. Steeves was 68 years, 8 months and 2 days of age at the time of her death. She was a native of Ohio and with her husband came to page county soon after the close of the civil war and settled out near Page Center where they lived until about eight years when they moved to Taylor county. She was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive her. For many years she had been a consistent member of the M. E. church, and Rev. Abel conducted short services Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the Knox home and also at 1 p. m. at Page Center where she was laid to rest. – Clarinda Democrat.

[STEEVES, MARY AGNES KNOX]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 25, 1908
Obituary – Following is the obituary taken from the Clarinda Herald, of Mrs. J. C. Steeves, whose home was near Gravity and who died at Clarinda Saturday June 13. An account of Mrs. Steeves death was given in last week's Times.
Mary Agnes Knox was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, near Cambridge, Oct. 11, 1839. At the age of 17 she came to Iowa with an older sister with whom she lived near Pittsburg, Van Buren county. It was at that place she met and was afterward married to John C. [lark] Steeves April 5, 1860, at the age of 20 years. When the country called for volunteers the husband went, leaving the young wife with a babe at home while he fought for his country.
At the close of the war they loaded their effects into the one wagon and made the trip overland, a distance of some 600 miles, settling on the farm they purchased near Page Center, where they lived for 36 years, enduring the privations of life in a new country and enjoying the prosperity of later years. Eight years ago, Mrs. Steeves moved with her husband and family to Taylor county, settling on a farm 3 1/2 miles south of Gravity. While she has been in poor health for a number of years, her illness had not assumed a serious aspect until last November, when she was taken suddenly and seriously ill and since that time her suffering has been intense. Acting upon the advice of her physician at Gravity she came to Clarinda last Monday, June 8, for further medical advice but it was too late, and on Saturday night, June 13, 1908, she suddenly and peacefully passed away at 10:30 at the home of her brother, J. R. Knox, in northwest Clarinda, aged 68 years, 8 months and 2 days, the cause of her death being heart trouble due to Bright's disease.
Mrs. Steeves was a member of a large family of nine children, all of whom have now passed to the Great Beyond but the brother, J. R. Knox. She was also the mother of eight children, five of whom are living—William M., of New Market; Mrs. Nellie Waters, of Liberty, Neb.; Mrs. Lizzie Talbert, of Cashion, Okla.; Charles R., of near Gravity, and Ina May, who remains in the home with the husband and father. The other children, Edwin C, Ida M. and John C. jr., died in infancy and early childhood.
It can well be said of Mrs. Steeves that she was a thorough and faithful Christian wife and mother. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church for a number of years, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Page Center and continued a faithful member of the same until her membership was transferred to the Methodist church of Gravity. She was always in attendance at services when health would permit, the last service she attended being Easter Sabbath.
Mrs. Steeves held her loved ones up to the grace of God by continual prayer and faultless example, enduring pain and sorrow with true Christian fortitude and carrying the sunshine of a white soul into her daily and hourly life. She was one of the pioneers of Page county whose life has been always a blessing to all around her.
Mrs. Steeves has twenty-six grand­children, one of whom, Stacy Steeves, of New Market, acted as pall bearer at the funeral this afternoon. The other pall bearers were her two sons, C. R. and W. M. Steeves, her nephews Thomas Knox of College Springs and John R. Knox jr., of Clarinda, and grand nephew Herman Knox.
The services this morning at the home at 10 o'clock were short but very impressive. Music was furnished by the Methodist church of this city. At the services at 1 o'clock at Page Center the ladies' quartet of the Methodist church of Yorktown sang several very beautiful selections. Both services were in charge of Rev. J. W. Abel, pastor of the Methodist church of this city. His text was verse 40 of the 11th chapter of Hebrews, the theme being 'The Unseen Witnesses in Life's Conflicts."

[STEEVES, WILLIAM MELVILLE "WILL"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1941
William Steeves, 80, Dies in New Market
William Steeves, 80, a long-time resident of Taylor county and of New Market for the past thirty-five years, died at his home in New Market Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, after suffering a stroke early that morning.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Steeves; three sons, Stacy Steeves of Lincoln, Nebr., Glen Steeves of Bedford and Wayne Steeves of New Market; and one daughter, Mrs. Fern Owens of Essex.

[STEEVES, WILLIAM MELVILLE "WILL"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 4, 1941
Obituary – William M. Steeves
William Melville Steeves, oldest child of John Clark and Mary Knox Steeves, was born in Van Buren county, Iowa, August 12, 1881 and died at New Market, Iowa, November 26, 1941, at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 13 days.
When his father was mustered out of the Union Army at the close of the Civil War, the family moved as pioneers to Page county, Iowa, homesteading near Page Center, where Mr. Steeves grew to manhood. He assisted his father in various occupations, among which were farming, general merchandise, postmaster, and other activities which arise in a new and growing community.
On October 27, 1886, he was married to Effie E. McNutt of Yorktown, Iowa, daughter of another well-known pioneer family. To them were born four sons and one daughter: Stace E. Steeves of Lincoln, Nebr.; John Floyd Steeves who died in childhood; Glen M. Steeves of New Market; Wayne L. [owell] Steeves of New Market; Fern B. Steeves, wife of Hobart Owen of Essex, Iowa.
Mr. Steeves moved with his family to a farm near Gravity in 1901, afterwards moving to New Market in 1904, where he spent the remainder of his life.
Surviving him are his wife, four children, nine grandchildren; one brother, Charlie R. Steeves of Sturgis, S. D.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie L. Talbert of Grinnell, Iowa, and Mrs. Nellie B. Waters of Atkinson, Nebr. Two sisters, two brothers, one son and one grandchild preceded him in death.
As a young man he was converted and has been affiliated with the Methodist church since. His family can think with gratitude of his unswerving devotion and loyalty to clean living, high ideals and the example he set as a husband and father. Although in failing health for many years he remained active until past seventy.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in New Market, conducted by Rev. Mr. Walling. Burial was in Summit Cemetery near Yorktown.
Attend Steeves Funeral
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral services for William Steeves Friday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chaffin, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Keeran, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Annan, Charles Annon, and Charles Gillispie of Yorktown; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell McNutt of Mount Ayr; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Mandell Chaffin of Coin; S. A. McNutt of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Apple, Mrs. Francis Reese, Mrs. Roy Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Pullan, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thompson, Mrs. Henry Rope, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Taylor, Mrs. Dwight Pierce of Clarinda; Miss Minnie Osburn and Walter Osburn of Bedford; Miss Mary Hill of Gravity, Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Steeves and Miss Doris Steeves of Lincoln, Nebr.

[STEEVES, WILLIAM MELVILLE "WILL"]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 4, 1941
William Steeves Rites Are Held
Funeral services for William Steeves, 80, long-time resident of New Market, who died November 25, were held Friday from the New Market Methodist church.
Death was attributed to a stroke he suffered early Tuesday morning.
Surviving are his widow; three sons, Wayne of New Market, Stacy of Lincoln, Nebraska and Glen of Bedford; and by one daughter, Mrs. Fern Owens of Essex.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Walling.

[STEWART, WILLIAM, 1827 – 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 12, 1908
Wm. Stewart, father of T. G. Stewart, clerk of the district court of this county, died very suddenly at his home in Villisca this morning, aged 83 years. Mr. Stewart had lived in Montgomery county since 1867 and in Villisca for the past 16 years, being a retired farmer. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church for many years. The cause of his death has not been learned. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss seven children, A.[rchibald] M. Stewart, Tina, Mo., Mrs. Hattie Patton, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Katie Halm [Hallam], Steele City, Neb., Mrs. Mary Bolt, Villisca, Mrs. Jennie Bolt [Bean], Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Allie Garrison [Bryson] Villisca, and T.[homas] G. [ourley] Stewart of this place. Mr. Stewart was notified by telephone this morning of his father's death and will leave for Villisca today.

[STEWART, WILLIAM, 1827 – 1908]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, November 19, 1908
Death Claims Wm. Stewart
The sudden death of Mr. William Stewart of heart failure at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Bryson, in this city last Thursday morning at half past four o'clock was a keen shock to this community. Mr. Stewart was advanced in age but was not known to be ill, although he never enjoyed the fullest measure of health and robustness that falls to the lot of some. His death was probably produced by old age. He was 81 years and very nearly 3 months.
Mr. Stewart was a man among men. His pastor, the Rev. J. K. Driver, said from his pulpit Sunday he would rather have the eulogy pronounced over the mortal remains of William Stewart at his funeral than to have it said he was worth a million. The obsequies were held at the home of Mrs. Bryson, Sunday afternoon at half past two o'clock under the ministration of Rev. Driver. Interment was in the Villisca cemetery.
William Stewart was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1827. He was married to Miss Racheal Gourley in 1850 and was the father of five daughters and two sons all of whom survive. The family came to Iowa in [year missing] and have lived in Montgomery county since 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart moved to Villisca sixteen years ago. The latter died March 19, 1895.
Mr. Stewart was of Irish descent, his father coming to this country at the age of five years. The latter was an elder in the U P. church for twenty years.
"Deceased was a consistent Christian all his life," said Rev. J. K. Driver Monday, "and about four years ago he transferred his membership to the Presbyterian church of Villisca. He was never in robust health, yet he loved the house and the people of God and only two Sabbaths ago was in his accustomed place of worship with the people he loved. His life was one of humble faith and his chief ornament a meek and quiet spirit. His Bible was his great solace during the last days of his earthly life; his chief concern was for the children God had given him. His influence will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew him. All the family were at the funeral of their sainted father. 'He fought the fight. He dept the faith.' He lived the allotted span of human life. He has received the crown of life laid up for him. Among his last words were: "The Lord has been good to me." May we die the death of the righteous and may our last hours be like his. The best and most eloquent eulogy is his quiet, consistent life; the best possession his believing trusting faith; his best legacy the influence he left behind. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were lovely and pleasant in their lives and now by their deaths are not divided."
Mr. Stewart's seven children are: Mrs. Jennie Bean of Lincoln, Nebraska; A. [rchibald] M. Stewart of Tina, Missouri; Mrs. A. [lexander] L. [ewis] Hallam of Steele City, Nebraska; Mrs. Mary Bolt of Red Oak; T. [homas] G. [ourley] Stewart of Bedford; Mrs. Charles Patton of Atlanta, Georgia; and Mrs. Alice Bryson of Villisca. All were present at the funeral.
Others from out of town who were here were: Mrs. Bean's son Thad of Lincoln; Mrs. A. M. Stewart of Tina, Missouri; Mrs. Hallam's daughter Hazel of Steele City; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luppold of Red Oak; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Zimmerman of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs. W. J. Rosser of St. Louis, Missouri and Mr. and Mrs. Lon Scoverns of Carrollton, Missouri.

[SWISHER, WILLIAM HENRY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 12, 1908
Mr. W. [illiam] H. [enry] Swisher, of Page county, died Wednesday of cancer. He is one of the pioneers of Page county and is an uncle of E. E. Kuhn's and a brother-in-law of Geo. Quivey, living east of town.

[TAYLOR, LIZZIE PYLE]
Butte Miner (Butte, Montana), Saturday, May 2, 1908
Taylor – Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, wife of Ralph Taylor, died yesterday, aged 25 years. The remains are at Richards' undertaking parlors. Funeral notice will appear later.
[Note: The same death notice was also printed in the Anaconda Standard, May 2, 1908]

[TAYLOR, LIZZIE PYLE]
Butte Daily Post (Butte, Montana), Saturday, May 2, 1908
Mrs. Lizzie Taylor aged 25 years, wife of Ralph H. [erbert] Taylor and sister of L. Pyke [Pyle], a well-known rancher of the Big Hole, died this morning. The body will be shipped this evening to Mount Ayr, Iowa, on the Burlington for interment.

[TAYLOR, LIZZIE PYLE]
Butte Miner (Butte, Montana), Sunday, May 3, 1908
Taylor – The remains of Mrs. Ralph Taylor were shipped last night to Mount Ayr, Ia., from Richards' undertaking parlors.
[Note: The same notice also appeared in the Anaconda Standard, May 3, 1908.]

[TAYLOR, LIZZIE PYLE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 7, 1908
Mrs. Ralph Taylor, who visited relatives here last March, died at her home in Butte, Mont. The remains were brought to Mt. Ayr for burial and Mrs. O. E. Wertz, a sister-in-law, went from here to that place Monday to attend the funeral.

[TAYLOR, LIZZIE PYLE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 14, 1908
Ralph Taylor, of Butte, Mont., visited for a few days this week with his sister, Mrs. O. E. Wertz. Mr. Taylor's wife died a short time ago and the sad errand that brought him to Iowa was to bring the body of his companion back to the old home and lay it to rest in the Mt. Ayr cemetery beside the loved ones that had gone before.
Mrs. Ralph Taylor, wife of Mrs. E. O. Wertz' brother, was buried at Mt. Ayr Thursday. Her death occurred at her home in Butte, Montana, on the previous Friday. About three weeks ago Mr. Taylor and her husband visited at the Wertz home and many Bedford people became acquainted with her and all will be sincerely grieved to learn of her death.

[TAYLOR, RALPH HERBERT]
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), Tuesday, January 17, 1928
Ralph Taylor Dies
Ralph H. [erbert] Taylor, a Butte carpenter for the last 25 years, died yesterday morning at his home, 1335 Iowa avenue. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men and had served as president of the carpenters' union. He was well known in Butte.
The body was taken to White's chapel pending the announcement of funeral arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor; a brother, W. L. Taylor of Great Falls, and a sister, Mrs. O. E. Wertz of Missouri.

[TAYLOR, RALPH HERBERT]
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), Tuesday, January 17, 1928
TAYLOR – Ralph H. [erbert] Taylor, aged 48 years, died early yesterday morning at his home, 1335 Iowa avenue. The body will be removed from White's parlors this (Tuesday) afternoon to the family home, where the funeral will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Edward Smith officiating. Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.

[TIMBERLAKE, AMANDA MELISSA "MINNIE" GAMBLE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, February 24, 1899
TAYLOR COUNTY – Rev. Kirkendall preached the funeral of Mrs. Timberlake near Gilead Sunday at 11 o'clock . . .

[VAN NOSTRAND, CHARLES W.]
Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), Saturday, September 5, 1891
C. [harles] W. Van Nostrand was mortally wounded by a Jersey bull at Tekamah Thursday. The animal attacked, gored him and threw him into the air. An awful gash was torn over his heart, his ribs and one leg broken. The bull could hardly be driven off by men with pitchforks and clubs. The vicious animal was shot.

[VAN NOSTRAND, CHARLES W.]
Chariton Herald (Chariton, Iowa), September 10, 1891
--C. [harles] W. Van Nostrand, a well-known commission merchant of Tekamah, Neb., was mortally wounded by a vicious bull. He was carried quite a distance on the brute's horns. An awful gash was torn over Van Nostrand's heart, from which the lungs protruded.

[VAN NOSTRAND, MARY HEBENER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 28, 1908
Mary Hebener, daughter of the late L. [ewis] W. [illiam] Hebener, was born in Newark, Ohio, June 20, 1848 and died at her home in Leon, Iowa, Friday night, January 15, 1909, at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 25 days, her death following an illness of several months.
In infancy the deceased was taken by her parents to Kentucky where she was raised. Early in life she moved to Washington, Iowa, where she was married to Charles W. Van Nostrand 1870 and to them were born ten children, five sons and five daughters, all living except one daughter who died in infancy and seven of her children were in attendance at the funeral. Her children are Mrs. F. O. Hoffman, Toledo, Iowa, Mrs. Dr. F. H. Wallace, of Harrison, Nebraska, Charles L. and Paul E. of Bedford; Lyman F. of Chicago, Illinois, Emmett R. of Grinnell, Iowa and Misses Isabel and Helen Van Nostrand of Leon. Also, a brother and sister, Mrs. Dr. H. B. Lung of Harrodsburg, Kentucky and L. W. Hebener of Fredricktown, Missouri, both of whom were unable to be at her bedside during her last hours.
Mrs. Van Nostrand became a widow in 1891 and she strove as only a good mother could to raise her large family. She has been a resident of Leon for a number of years. When a girl she gave her heart to Christ and has always strived to be a true follower of Him.
Funeral services were held from the residence on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Charles Arthur Coakwell, pastor of the Leon Christian church, interment being in the Leon cemetery.  C.


[WEST, HENRY D. – 1908]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 26, 1908
SHARPSBURG - John and Eb West, called here at the death of their father, to settle the affairs of the estate, returned to their homes in the Northwest the first of the week; Eb, to the Southwest corner of North Dakota, where he has a claim and reports the new country in a prosperous condition with an almost wholly American settlement in the locality where he is located; John to his home in the suburbs of Great Falls, Montana, where he runs a five acre garden. John tells some very entertaining stories of his fishing for speckled trout and hunting large game in the Rockies.

[WIESER, GLENNA HERBERT]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, December 23, 1976
Mother of Fred Wieser dies in California
Mrs. Glenna Wieser, mother of Fred Wieser, 801 Hall, died Dec. 15 at a Los Angeles hospital. Mrs. Wieser, 86, had lived in North Hollywood, Cal., for many years.
The Hopkins, Mo., native was a member of the Royal Neighbors of Bedford, Iowa. She belonged to the Bedford Rebekah Lodge.
Among the survivors are three additional sons, Charles Wieser and Robert Wieser, both of Burbank, Cal., and Hubert Wieser of Paso Robles, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor of Burbank and Mrs. Lois Jean Lowry of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Richey, and Mrs. Nellie Gray, both of Hopkins; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 17 at Forest Lawn cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Cal.


[WIESER, VICTOR GIDEON "VIC"]
Valley Times (North Hollywood, California), Tuesday, April 2, 1946
Victor Gideon Wieser – Funeral services for Victor Gideon Wieser, 60, 6011 Lankershim blvd., North Hollywood, who died March 30, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. by Pierce Brothers Valley Mortuary. Interment will be at Valhalla.
Surviving are Mrs. Eva Wieser of North Hollywood, wife; Mrs. Elizabeth Miller and Miss Lois Wieser of North Hollywood, daughters and four sons, all of North Hollywood, Robert, Charles, Hubert and Frederick. Wieser, a native of Iowa, had resided here for 10 years.

[WIESER, VICTOR GIDEON "VIC"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1946
Vic Wieser, 60, Dies in California
Vic Wieser, 60, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, Saturday night, according to word received in Bedford by his sister, Mrs. L. C. Klopp. He had been ill with heart trouble and had only recently returned to his home from the hospital. He was a former resident of Bedford. Burial was made there.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, both of whom are married and reside in California; four sons, Charles and Robert of Hopkins, Frederick of St. Joseph and Hubert in the armed forces.

[WRIGHT, JENNIE ALDONA WEST]
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado), Monday, August 5, 1935
Mrs. Jennie Wright Of Pear Park Died in Pueblo Sunday
Mrs. Jennie Wright, 68, widely known resident of the Pear Park district, died Sunday morning about 8:30 at a Pueblo hospital, where she had been taken July 13 for medical treatment. Her body will be brought to Grand Junction for burial.
Mrs. Wright was the widow of William E. Wright who died July 24 after an extended illness. She and her husband had lived in the Clifton district during the past 22 years. Mr. Wright operated two large ranches there and was also widely known as a stock grower.
Surviving Mrs. Wright are her stepfather, J.[acob] E. Irons of North Dakota, her brother, E. [lba] L. [incoln] West of North Dakota and a sister, Mrs. Harry Harpster, who is at present on an extended trip through the southwest. She also leaves a number of nieces, among whom are Mrs. Byron West of Loveland, who has visited here many times.
Arrangements will be made later, with Martin's funeral home in charge.

[WRIGHT, JENNIE ALDONA WEST]
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado), Wednesday, August 7, 1935
WRIGHT – The funeral of Mrs. Jennie Wright was held this afternoon at 2:30 at Martin's funeral home chapel with Rev. J. H. Stewart of Palisade in charge. Burial was in Municipal cemetery beside Mr. Wright who died July 26. Mrs. Wright died in Pueblo Sunday morning after a brief illness.