Obituaries
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[ABBOTT, GEORGE'S INFANT, - 1887]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, March 2, 1887
SIAM - Death has entered our vicinity since our last writing. On the 13th of January the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abbott died, aged two weeks.

[ALLEN, DAVID BRADFORD]
Cedar Rapids Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1939
David B. Allen, Former Arlington Banker, Dies
ARLINGTON – David B. [radford] Allen, former president of the First State bank, died at his home Tuesday after a brief illness.
Elected cashier of the bank when it was formed in 1895, he later became president. He was active in civic affairs, in the work of the Christian church and in Drake and Upper Iowa universities, serving as a member of the board of trustees for several years.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Newton Allen; a son, Wayland D. [avid] Allen of Troy, O.; a daughter, Mrs. V. C. Whitfield of Dallas, Tex.; one granddaughter, Victoria Whitfield; one brother, A. C. Allen of Cedar Rapids and four sisters. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday with burial in Taylorville cemetery.

[ALLEN, DAVID BRADFORD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1939
D. B. Allen Dead
D.[avid] B. [radford] Allen, son of the late J. [ames] W. [illiam] Allen of Blockton and a brother of Mrs. H. L. Carr of this place, died at his home in Arlington July 3. He will be remembered by a number of our readers. He was about 79 years of age.

[ALLEN, DAVID BRADFORD]
Arlington News (Arlington, Iowa), July 13, 1939
David B. Allen – David B. [radford] Allen passed away in the early morning hours of July 4, 1939. He was born March 10, 1860 in Carrollton Co., Ohio, the son of Mr. Allen and Martha Thompson Allen. In early childhood he came with his parental family to Fayette county where for more than 70 years he made his home and figured prominently in the formation and upbuilding of this community.
He was united in marriage to Anna Newton on October 16, 1885. They celebrated their golden wedding day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schilling in Fayette in 1935.
He is survived by his wife, two children, Marie M. Whitfield of Dallas, Texas and Wayland of Troy, Indiana, one grandchild, Victoria Marie Whitfield, one brother and four sisters, and a host of friends. Funeral services, in charge of Rev. Ewin Hignett of the church of Christ were held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. O. C. Miehe sang two selections. Interment in Taylorsville cemetery.



[BALL, FRANKLIN WILLIAM "FRANK"]
Enid Events (Enid, Oklahoma), Thursday, December 14, 1939
BALL – Rites for Frank W. Ball, 63, were held in the chapel of the Henninger Funeral home Tuesday morning at 10:30. Rev. J. N. Sours, pastor of the Central Christian church, officiated and burial was in the Caldwell, Kans. cemetery.
Ball, who has been head of the Ball Plumbing Co. for the past 20 years, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning. He died in his home at 1922 North Washington, where he has lived since his return from a hospital about two months ago.
His survivors are his widow, a daughter, Frances and a son, Carl, and a brother, L.[awrence] E. [mory Ball of Blockton, Iowa.
Pallbearers were M. I. Fuller, Ora L. Grace, E. J. Pierce, A. F. Thomas, R. R. Brooks and F. M. Kenyon.

[BALL, FRANKLIN WILLIAM "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 14, 1939
E.[mory] L. [awrence] Ball left Monday morning for Enid, Oklahoma, to attend the funeral of his brother.

[BARNES, ISAM KING, JR.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 10, 1966
Isam K. Barnes Rites in Truro
Funeral services for Isam King Barnes, 72, of Truro, Iowa, were held Sept. 8 at Kale Funeral Home of Truro with Rev. Merryll Mooberry and Rev. James Nicholson officiating. Mr. Barnes died Sept. 5, 1966 at Des Moines General Hospital of complications resulting from a tractor accident at Truro nine days preceding.
Mr. Barnes spent his entire life as a farmer in Madison county except for 12 years in the state of Minnesota. He retired in 1958 and moved to Truro where he was employed as street commissioner.
On June 28, 1916, he was united in marriage to Daisy L. Muselman at Osceola Ia. To this union five children were born: Harold, who died in infancy, Esther Neidt of Truro, Glenn of Washburn, Kenneth of Reinbeck and Carroll serving in the U. S. Navy at Long Beach.
He is also survived by three daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; grandchildren; twin great granddaughters; three sisters; and a host of friends.
He was a cousin of Mrs. Sanford Straight of Sharpsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and two sisters, Clara Bryan and Iva Barnes.
Mr. Barnes was a lover of music and he with his family spent many hours entertaining themselves and others.
  He also showed great concern for any community project and spent his entire life improving the appearance of any locality at which he resided. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Barnes' father built many houses in Taylor county.

[BARNES, MARY ETTA DASHA HAYS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1939
Mrs. Mary Barnes Dead
Mrs. Mary Barnes, aged 73 years, well known in Taylor county, died at a St. Joseph hospital May 12, having been in failing health for two years.
Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Cathedral and burial was at Mt. Auburn cemetery.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ola Barnes McMenamy; one grandson, James McMenany; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Scroggie of Bedford and Mrs. Edward Kimball of Hysham, Montana, and one brother, Daniel Hays of Randolph.
She was born and raised on a farm 7 miles of Blockton and was a daughter of the late Georgiana Hays, a pioneer resident of Taylor county.
Many relatives from Taylor county and nearby counties the funeral.




[BENT, RALPH GUY]
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Friday, May 12, 1939
Accident Fatal
Guy Bent, 47, of 3800 Bowdoin st., died at Iowa Lutheran hospital Thursday as a result of injuries received two weeks ago during construction of the new Warren county courthouse at Indianola, Ia. Bent was employed as a brick and stone mason.
April 26, he was the last man out of the building, his wife said. He closed and locked a temporary door which had been set in place to allow heating of the interior.
As he turned to depart, the door and its frame fell upon him, crushing his hip.
Bent had been a Des Moines resident 17 years. He was born at Sharpsburg, Ia. and attended college in Missouri. He was a member of the Masonic order and the bricklayer's union.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Ralph L. Bent, 19, a freshman at Iowa State college; two daughters, Norma Jean, 17 and Annabelle, 13; his mother, Anna B. Bent, Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Baird, Chicago; Mrs. Nina Shea, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. A. J. Cauffield, Maryville, Mo.
Services will be at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Dunn's Funeral home with burial at Pine Hill cemetery.

[BENT, RALPH GUY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1939
R. [alph] Guy Bent, of Des Moines and a son of the late Lincoln Bent, at one time a resident of Blockton, died at a Des Moines hospital on May 11 from injuries received while working on a building at Indianola. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, mother, and 3 sisters.







[BURGHER, CHARLES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1940
Father Dead
Pearl Burgher was called to Miles City, Montana, on Sunday of last week by the illness of his father who later underwent a surgical operation. Word received from Miles City Tuesday morning was to the effect that his father died Monday night.

[BURLEIGH, WATSON EDWARD]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Saturday, August 5, 1939
Tingley Editor Dies at 81
W. [atson] E. [dward]  Burleigh, who retired last spring after publishing the Tingley Vindicator for 35 years, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Tingley. He was 81 years old and had been ill but a short time.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Tingley Methodist church. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs C. E. Bosworth and four grandchildren.
Mr. Burleigh was born on a farm near Tingley and worked in Mt. Ayr before returning there to become editor of community newspaper which he sold last April.

[BURLEIGH, WATSON EDWARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 17, 1939
W. [atson] E. [dward] Burleigh died at his home at Tingley August 4 at the age of 81 years. He sold the Tingley Vindicator a few months ago after publishing that paper the past 35 years. He had been ill for several weeks.

[CAMPBELL, LUCY L. WARNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1939
Mrs. J. A. Campbell Dead
Mrs. John A. [lbert] Campbell died at her home west of town early yesterday morning. Her death was sudden and a severe shock to the family. The family moved here from Diagonal last spring and occupied the old Owen Ostrander farm which they had purchased.

[CAMPBELL, LUCY L. WARNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1939
Lucy Warner, daughter of Joseph and Ann Warner, was born near Mount Ayr Jan. 28, 1878 and died at her home northwest of Blockton, Dec. 19, 1939, at the age of 61 years, 11 months and 22 days.
She lived nearly all her life in Ringgold county.
July 4, 1898, she was united in marriage to John A. [lbert] Campbell and to this union eight children were born: Bernice Waters, Lenox; Joseph Campbell, Lorimor; Chas. Campbell, Diagonal; Rosa Brand, Blockton; James and Hugh Campbell, Diagonal; Archie Campbell, Blockton. One child, Virglie, died in infancy.
Mrs. Campbell became a Christian at an early age and united in membership with the Christian church but in later years attended the Methodist church.
She leaves to mourn her going her husband, John Campbell of Blockton, her seven children, 18 grandchildren, three sisters—Alice Potter, Mount Ayr; Millie Jacobs, Robinsdale, Minn.; Ora Gibson, Minneapolis, Minn.; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. B. Stewart, Mesdames Buckley, Morris and Gordon furnished the music. Burial was in the Mount Ayr cemetery.
[Note: Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951 gives the marriage date as July 4, 1899. Her Iowa State Death Certificate gives the death date as December 20, 1939.]

[CHILDERS, CHARLES W.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, July 5, 1939
Charles Childers Dies
Charles Childers, son of Cal Childers of Sheridan, died suddenly Monday morning at Jefferson City, according to a message received at Sheridan. A heart attack was the cause of death.
Mr. Childers had been employed as clerk at Algoa farms.
Besides his father, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillian Childers, and a brother, Ray Childers, of Sheridan.

[CHILDERS, CHARLES W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1939
Charles Childers Dead
Chas. Childers died Sunday night at his home in Jefferson City, Mo. He had a position at the Boys' Reformatory in that city.

[CHILDERS, CHARLES W.]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 12, 1939
SHERIDAN – Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the Charles Childers rites Thursday afternoon at Isadora were Mr and Mrs Claud Stout of Ft Collins, Colo; Mr and Mrs Harry Stout of Clarinda; Charles Hooper of Maitland, Mo; Will Cloos and S Walton of Blockton; W E Crum and Clyde Cummings of Bedford.

[CHILDERS, CHARLES W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1939
Claude L. Stout, wife and son, Herbert, of Fort Collins, Colorado, were called here last week by the death of Mrs. Stout's brother-in-law, Chas. W. Childers. Mrs. Stout and son remained here for a visit, Mr. Stout returning home.

[CHILDERS, CHARLES W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 13, 1939
Charles W. Childers, son of J. [ohn] C. [alvin] and Lydia Childers, was born near Isadora, Mo., November 12, 1888, and departed this life July 3, 1939, at his home in Jefferson City, Mo., aged 50 years, 7 months and 21 days.
Most of his life was spent in the vicinity of his birth.
He was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Stout Sept. 1, 1909, who survives.
Besides his companion he leaves to mourn his departure his aged father, Cal Childers; one brother, Ray Childers of Sheridan, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Grace Grace, of Mountain Grove, Mo., besides many other relatives and friends.
He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Athelstan Baptist church when a young man.
He took a business course at the Stanberry Normal college and most of his life was spent in the mercantile, banking and grain business.
Funeral services were held at the Isadora Christian church July 6, conducted by Challie E. Graham and the remains laid to rest in the Isadora cemetery. Music was furnished by W. E., R. W. and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Allee and Mrs. Georgia Wake. He was a member of the Masonic order and members of the organization were pall bearers.
[Note: His Missouri State Death Certificate gives his birth date as September 12, 1887.]

[CHILDERS, JOHN CALVIN]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 28, 1943
SHERIDAN – Calvin Childers, 78, died Thursday at his home near Athelstan. Funeral services were held at Isadora Saturday with interment in the Isadora cemetery beside his wife who passed away some years ago. Two children, Ray Childers of Worth County and Mrs. Drexel Grace of South Missouri survive. Mr. Childers had been an invalid for several years.

[CHILDERS, JOHN CALVIN]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 28, 1943
Obituary – Childers
John Calvin Childers, son of James H and Hannah Childers, was born in Portland, Jay County, Indiana, Feb 10, 1865 and departed this life July 22, 1943, age 78 years, 5 months and 12 days.
When he was 13 years of age the family moved to Missouri. At about 20 years of age, he bought a farm near Athelstan, Ia, and was a farmer, with the exception of two years when he, with his brother, ran a mercantile store in Athelstan.
In the spring of 1886, he was married to Lydia L Weese. To this union 3 children were born: Chas. W, who passed away July 3, 1939; Ray Childers, of Athelstan, and Mrs Drexel Grace of Vanzant, Mo. His companion preceded him in death in May 1929. Besides the two children he also leaves one brother, Stephen Manson, his other brothers having preceded him in death. He leaves other relatives and many friends.
He always enjoyed good health until about 6 years ago, when it was necessary to amputate his legs. His attitude after this toward his affliction was the most wonderful possible. Everyone who visited him remarked how wonderful it was that he could react as he did. He always welcomed his visitors and could talk on the latest news as he was an intensive reader. He was one of the most highly respected citizens of the community and an excellent neighbor. He will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held from the Isadora Christian church July 24, 1943, conducted by Challie E. Graham and burial in the Isadora cemetery. The music was furnished by Sherman and Georgia Wake, Mrs Blanch Welsh and Floyd Owens, Mrs Gladys Owens at the piano. Hymns sung were We'll Never Grow Old, Rock of Ages and Sometime We'll Understand. Pall bearers were Frank Merriman, Harvey Jones, Edward Crane, Wilford Lynch, Floyd Owens and Ralph Winemiller.

[CHILDERS, LILLIAN MARIE STOUT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, February 25, 1952
Funeral Monday For Mrs Childers
Died at Municipal Hospital Friday at Age of Sixty-Six
Funeral service was held here this Monday afternoon for Mrs Lillian Childers, 66, who died at the Municipal hospital here Friday.
Mrs Childers had been under care at the hospital for nine days before her death. She had suffered from heart trouble since contracting rheumatic fever when six years old.
Mrs Childers moved to Clarinda from Missouri approximately 16 years ago. She was a member of the Christian church and of the Art Guild.
Surviving are two brothers, Harry C Stout of Clarinda and Claude L Stout of Canon City, Colo.
The Rev Ralph Allen, pastor of the Christian church, officiated at the service held at the Walker Funeral Home here this afternoon. Burial was in the cemetery at Isadora, Mo.

[CHILDERS, LILLIAN MARIE STOUT]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1952
Mrs Charles G Childers – Lillian Marie Stout, daughter of Charles E [mley] and Laura E[lizabeth] Stout, was born in Worth county Mo, January 7, 1886 and died, Feb 22, 1952, at the Municipal hospital in Clarinda at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 15 days.
At the age of 16 she was united with the Baptist church at Athelstan, Ia, later transferring her membership to the Christian church in Sheridan, Mo. Since her making her home in Clarinda she attended the Christian church when her health permitted.
Lillian was interested in music and after graduating from high school she attended college at Stanberry, Mo for two years studying music. She composed several pieces.
In 1909 she was united in marriage to Charles W Childers. Her husband preceded her in death July 3, 1939.
During the last few years poor health kept her from being active in many interests so she took up art and painting. Since coming to Clarinda she has painted many pictures and was always very happy when working and painting with the Art Guild of which she was a member.
She leaves to mourn her departure, two brothers, Harry C [hester] Stout of Clarinda and Claude L Stout of Denver, Colo, one niece, Mr Glen Craighead of Clarinda; three nephews, Herbert and Willis Stout of Denver, Colo and Charles Stout, now serving in the air force in California, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral home Monday, Feb 25, with Rev Ralph Allen of the Clarinda Christian church in charge. Pallbearers were George Hall, Walter Weakland, Loren Pierce, Jesse Johnson, Clarence Carr and James Owen. Burial was in the cemetery at Isadora, Mo.



[COCHRAN, WILLIAM, - 1939]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1939
Wm. Cochran Dead
Wm. Cochran, a former resident of Platteville and other points in the county, his birthplace being near Conway, died October 11. The funeral services were held, and burial took place in Kansas City Friday. He is survived by three daughters; his wife, formerly Mary Townsend, and his son, Guy, preceded him in death.

[CRISWELL, WILLIAM E.]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, August 1, 1939
Former Rail Worker Dies
Funeral services were held at Osceola Thursday for W. [illiam] E. Criswell, 89, a former Burlington railroad employee, who worked out of Afton for many years.

[CRISWELL, WILLIAM E.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1939
Ellis Nulph and wife were in Osceola Thursday afternoon attending the funeral of his uncle, W. [illiam] E. Criswell, who died at his home in that city Tuesday morning at the age of 89 years.

[CURRY, SALLY ELIZABETH KEPLINGER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1940
Sister Dies
Mrs. Sally Elizabeth Keplinger Curry, sister of A. B. Keplinger, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Hood, at Ravenwood, Mo., August 7, at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 4 days.



[DIXON, REBECCA J. STEPHENS BROOMCRIST]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Wednesday, December 24, 1919
Obituary – Rebecca J. Stephens
Rebecca J. Stephens was born in Mercer county, Illinoi, January 16, 1851. She united with the Methodist church at the age of 16 years. In 1877 she was united in marriage to Agusta [Augustus] Bloomcriss in Galesburg, Ill. To this union were born three children, William A., of Oklahoma City, Anna May, dying in infancy and Edward S. of Chicago.
Her husband met his death by accident after which she came to Bedford and made her home with her parents for a number of years. Again uniting in marriage to John J. Dixon in 1888. To this union were born no children. At the time of her husband's death, they were living at Conway, Iowa, where she made her home until she became physically disabled and making her home with her different sisters.
She departed this life December 21, 1919, at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. J. Tomlin at Shenandoah, Iowa. Short services were held at the residence in Shenandoah at 9 o'clock and the body was accompanied to Gravity by Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. and Mrs. Cutler and Mrs. F. B. Pennington, where they were met by another sister, Mrs. Dan Burks of Bedford. The body was brought to Bedford and laid to rest in Fairview cemetery. Short services were held at the grave conducted by Rev. Arnold of the Methodist church.
[Note: Alternate spellings of first husband's last name: Bloomrias, Bloomcriss, Sunchrist.]

[DOWLIN, JESSE FRANKLIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1940
J. [osiah] G. [wynne] Dowlin was called to Chicago July 27 by the death of an elder brother, Jesse F. [ranklin] Dowlin, whose health had forced his retirement some years ago. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Ray Shafer and Glade Dowlin of this place.



[ELROD, SARAH ANNA THOMPSON]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Monday, October 23, 1939
Dies at Age of Ninety. Mrs. Anna Elrod Succumbs at Home of Granddaughter.
SAVANNAH, Mo., Oct. 23. – (Special) – Mrs. Anna Elrod, ninety years old, died yesterday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Busby, near here. She was the widow of Edward Elrod, who operated a mill at Rosendale for a number of years.
Mrs. Elrod is survived by four grandchildren, Lawrence Clark, Hugh Elrod of Chicago, Mrs. May Bradford, Kansas City and Mrs. Edith Fellows, St. Joseph and two great grandchildren, Billy Busby and Hugh E. Robertson, the latter of Columbia, Mo.
Services will be tomorrow afternoon at the Log Springs Christian Church with burial at the Log Springs Cemetery, near Clarksdale, Mo.

[ELROD, SARAH ANNA THOMPSON]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, October 24, 1939
Rites for Mrs. Anna Elrod, 90, to Be Conducted Today
SAVANNAH, Mo., Oct. 23. – (Special) – Services will be conducted tomorrow at the Flag Springs Baptist Church for Mrs. Anna Elrod, ninety years old, who died yesterday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Busby, near here. Mrs. Elrod was the widow of Edward Elrod, who operated a mill at Rosendale many years. Burial will be in the Flag Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Elrod is survived by five grandchildren, Mrs. Busby, Mrs. Edith Fellows, St. Joseph; Lawrence Clark, Savannah; Hugh Elrod, Chicago and Mrs. May Bradford, Kansas City.

[ELROD, SARAH ANNA THOMPSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1939
Mrs. Anna Elrod Dead
Mrs. Anna Elrod died Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Busby, near Savannah, Mo., at the age of 90 years. Services were conducted at the Flag Springs Baptist church Tuesday, and burial in the cemetery at the same place. the nearest surviving relatives are five grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Mrs. E. W. Cline Snively.

[ELY, LUCY O'NEIL]
Shelton-Mason County Journal (Shelton, Washington), Thursday, April 27, 1939
Mt. View Woman Called by Death
Bed-ridden for the past four months, Mrs. Lucy Ely, 79, yielded to death at the home of her son, Robert Berry, on Mt. View last night.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from R. W. Bressier, Mt. View Chapel pastor, presiding.
Mrs. Ely is survived by her son, Robert Berry; a brother, Frank O'Neil in Colorado; a sister, Lena Hill of Denver; and three grandchildren.
She was born at Omega, Illinois, December 25, 1863. She had been a resident of Shelton for the past seven years.

[ELY, LUCY O'NEIL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 4, 1939
Word was received by relatives here a few days since of the death of Mrs. Lucy Ely, a sister of the late M. B. O'Neil. She passed away at her home in the state of Washington.

[FARMER, JOHN W.]
Topeka Capital-Journal (Topeka, Kansas), Saturday, December 23, 1939
John W. Farmer, 63, resident of Topeka for the past thirteen years, died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born April 17, 1876, at Mountain Home, Ark. He had been employed by the water service department of the Santa Fe Railway for the past twenty-four years. Farmer made his home at the Commerce Hotel. He was member of the Masonic lodge at Ottawa, the Ararat Shrine of Kansas City and the Scottish Rite bodies of Topeka.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Emma Wiley, Altus, Okla.; Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Eula McEwan and Mrs. Mollie Akers, both of Clovis, N.M.; and one brother, Eatam Farmer, Mangum, Okla.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Wall-Difffenderferm Mortuary with interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

[FARMER, JOHN W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1940
J. W. Farmer Dead
J. [ohn] W. Farmer, a former resident of Blockton and known to a number of our readers, died at the Santa Fee hospital in Topeka, Kansas, December 21, following a stroke of paralysis suffered June 1, last year. The stroke left him unable to speak. He had been in employ of the Santa Fee railroad for many years. He was a member of the Blue lodge in Ottawa, Kansas, Consistory in Topeka and the Ararat in Kansas City, Mo. He was buried in Mount Hope cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.

[FINCH, LYDIA CATHERINE RHOADS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1939
Lydia Catherine Rhoads, daughter of John R. and Susannah Rhoades, was born in Jay county, Indiana, near New Mt. Pleasant, Nov. 22, 1849, and died in Blockton May 25, 1939, at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 3 days.
She was united in marriage to Robert M. Finch Dec. 24, 1867. To this union four children were born: Iona May, Minnie Leota, Charles A. [lexander] and George R. [oswell]. The family moved to Hawleyville, this state, from Indiana in 1881 and a year later to a farm north of Sheridan. Her husband died in 1924 and one daughter, Minnie, died at the age of 15 years.
She was a member of the Christian church at Sheridan.
She is survived by one daughter, Iona May Cordell, of Blockton; two sons, Charles of Sheridan and George of Yelm, Wash.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted from the Sheridan Christian church Saturday at 2 o'clock by Rev. L. B. Day. Burial in the Sheridan cemetery.



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[FROST, NEWTON, - 1905]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 1, 1940
Forty-Five Years Ago – Newton Frost died at his home near Maloy Sunday morning and he was buried in the Platte River cemetery. He leaves a wife and three children.

[GREEN, MONA MAY BEESON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1939
Mona Beeson-Green Dead
Mrs. Jim Green, 51, died here Saturday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. E. King. She had been in poor health for the past several months.
Funeral services will be held here Monday, conducted by the pastor of the Plainview First Christian church of which Mrs. Green was a member.
Mrs. Green moved to Plains in 1911 from Oklahoma. She moved from Iowa, her native state, to Oklahoma. She was born Nov. 8, 1888, at Blockton, Iowa.
She taught school at Norfleet on the Plains. She resided at Denton and Longview after leaving the county a few years ago. She came to make her home with her sister here a month ago.
Besides Mrs. King she is survived by a daughter, Miss Grace Green, librarian at the White Oak school near Longview; another sister, Mrs. Grover Sageser, Hale Center; two brothers, J. J. and Ray Beeson, Riverside, Calif. and her mother, Mrs. Jennie Beeson of Plainview.
Her husband died in 1932. --- Plainview, Texas, newspaper.

[GREGORY, CYNTHIA ELLEN YOUNG VOILES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1940
Mrs. Douglas Gregory died recently at her home at Athelstan at the age of 74 years.

[GUTHRIE, THOMAS W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1940
Rev. E. B. Stewart conducted the Thomas Guthrie funeral at Redding Thursday afternoon.

[HAIGLER, JOHN WESLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1940
John Wesley Haigler, 96-year-old Civil war veteran and a native of Iowa, died Christmas morning at the home of his son at Lenox. He was born at Richmond, this state. He served in the 30th Iowa infantry.



[HART, MARGARET ELLEN SHAY]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), Sunday, June 2, 1940
Hart, Margaret E. (nee Shay) – Fri., May 31, 1940, beloved widow of the late Michael N. Hart, dear mother of Luke E., Richard C., Michael J., W. T. O'Connell and Herbert M. Hart, Mrs. James M. Nolan, Mrs. Thomas A. Sheil and the late Mrs. Leah M. O'Connor and our dear sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Funeral from residence, 5504 Chamberlain ave., Mon., June 3, 8:30 a. m., to St. Rose's Church. Interment Maloy, Ia., Mullen Bros.' service.

[HART, MARGARET ELLEN SHAY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 20, 1940
Mrs. M. N. Hart Dead
Margaret E. [llen] Shay Hart died at her home in St. Louis, Mo., May 31, 1940, aged 91 years, 6 months and 9 days.
She was a daughter of Luke and Julia Whelan Shay and was born in Clarke county and most of her life was spent in the vicinity of Maloy where she was married to Michael N. Hart February 1, 1875. Mr. Hart died May 18, 1909.
Surviving are Mrs. James H. Nolan of Maloy, Mrs. Thomas A. Sheil of Des Moines, Luke E.[dward], Richard C. [leveland], Michael J., W. T. O., and Herbert H. Hart, all practicing attorneys in St. Louis. Two brothers, Thomas S. and M. C. Shay of Maloy also survive.
Burial was in the Immaculate Conception cemetery at Maloy.

[HARVEY, FRANKLIN ALLAN "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 25, 1940
Johnny Maxwell of Maysville, Missouri, came last week, called by the death of his brother-in-law, Frank A. Harvey.
Miss Lidia Adasom, of Kansas City, was among those from a distance attending the funeral of her uncle, Frank A. Harvey.

[HENDERSHOT, MARY ELLA DANIEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1940
E. K. Wilson and wife and Geo. Rains attended the funeral of Mrs. Ella Daniel Hendershot at Murray Monday. Mrs. Hendershot died in Long Beach, California.









[HUFF, MAJOR ANDERSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 8, 1940
Major Anderson Huff died at his home at Parnell Friday at the age of 91 years. Funeral services were held at Parnell Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Frances Weese of this place is a daughter of the deceased.

 

[HUNTLEY, MARY GARFIELD LEDGERWOOD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1940
Mrs. C. E. Huntley Dead
Relatives here received word last week of the death of Mrs. Charles E. [dward] Huntley in San Diego, California, her death occurring at noon, Thursday, Jan. 4. She had been a patient in a hospital but was supposed to be improving.
At the time of her death, she was 56 years of age, her birthday being Jan. 5.
The family left here for San Diego some three or four years ago.
Mrs. Huntley was a daughter of the late Joseph F. [ranklin] and Mary E.[lizabeth] Ledgerwood.
She was united in marriage to Charles E. [dward] Huntley, who, with five sons and one daughter, survive. The children are Roy of Safford, Arizona; Howard, of Brawley, California; Merle and John of San Diego; Joe, of San Francisco and Evelyn of San Diego.
Mrs. Huntley is also survived by the following brothers and sisters—Mrs. Effie Mesler, Diagonal; Mrs. Jessie Spooner, Arkansas City, Kansas; P. P. Ledgerwood, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; John Ledgerwood, Edmund, Oklahoma; Mrs. Chattie Carlson, Mount Ayr; Joe Ledgerwood, Blockton and Luther Ledgerwood, California.
Mrs. Huntley was a member of the Blockton Christian church during the years the family resided here.



[KEMERY, MARIAH "MILLIE" YOUNG SHAW]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1939
Millie Young was born near Polk City, this state, Jan. 23, 1863, and died at her home in Blockton May 24, 1939, aged 76 years, 4 months and 1 day.
On March 9, 1879, she was married to J. [ohn] G. [abriel] Shaw and to this union the following children were born: Stella Maude, James Henry, John Wesley, Charles Luharvy, Eva May, deceased (died at age of 14 years); Ethel Bell, deceased (died at the age [of] 17 months and Gladyse Alma.
They lived in Iowa and in and around Hopkins, Mo., for a while, then moved to western Nebraska where they took up a homestead, built and lived in a sod house. Later they moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where they resided many years.
Mr. Shaw died Feb. 17, 1928 at the age of 76 years and 28 days.
On Feb. 17, 1931, she was married to Al Kemery at Athelstan. Later they moved to Blockton.
She was converted early in life and lived a faithful Christian life. She was a kind and loving mother and wife and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, 6 children, 2 stepchildren, 30 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and many friends and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior and burial in the Isadora cemetery.

[KIMBALL, EDWARD]
Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana), Monday, July 26, 1954
Hysham Man's Rites Are Today
Edward Kimball, 90, Succumbs at Home
FORSYTH – Funeral services will be at the Hysham Community Church at 10 a. m. Monday for Edward Kimball, 90, who died at his home at Hysham shortly after midnight Saturday.
The Rev. John B. Fitz of the Presbyterian Church at Miles City will officiate.
Mr. Kimball was born in Monmouth, Ill., April 8, 1864. On April 21, 1891, he married Judith Hayes at Bedford, Ia. they came to Montana in 1913 and farmed in the Hysham vicinity. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Burial will be in the Hysham Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Eldering Jr., of Myers and Mrs. Gladys Sweetser of Billings; three sons, Carroll V. Kimball of Myers, Raymond F. Kimball and Glen D. Kimball of Hysham, 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

[KIMBALL, JUDITH ARVILLA HAYS]
Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana), Monday, July 7, 1958
Hysham Resident Dies at Forsyth
FORSYTH – Judith Arvilla Kimball, 90, resident of the Hysham area since 1912, died shortly after noon Saturday at the Rosebud Community Hospital at Forsyth, where she had been a patient for four weeks.
She was born at Bedford, Iowa, Oct. 13, 1867, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes. She grew to womanhood in Iowa and was married to Edward Kimball at Galesburg, Ill., April 20, 1890. They came to Montana in March 1912 and settled in Treasure county, where she had lived since. Mr. Kimball preceded her in death in 1954.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters, C. V. Kimball of Myers; Ray F. and Glen D. Kimball of Hysham; Mrs. Gladys Switzer of Billings and Mrs. Wilma Eldering of Myers. Also 24 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Hysham Community Church of which Mrs. Kimball was a charter member. The Rev. Wayne A. Larson of the Forsyth Federated Church will officiate. Music will be in charge of the Hysham church choir. Burial will be in the family plot in the Hysham Cemetery, with grandsons of Mrs. Kimball as pallbearers.

 



[KING, LESTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1940
Lester King Dead
Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of Lester King at his home near Grant City following a long illness.

[KING, LESTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1940
Lester King, eldest son of James E. and Alice Warden King, was born on the old King homestead north of Grant City March 19, 1884 and spent his entire life on this farm with the exception of nine years when Mrs. Maggie Warden Norris of Redding too him into her home following the death of his young mother, died at the old family home July 2, 1940, at the age of 56 years, 3 months and 13 days.
On April 12, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Irma Grace Nye and to this union was born two sons and a daughter, the two sons dying in infancy. He is survived by his loyal wife and daughter, Mildred Maxine; one brother, Elva D. King of Grant City and many other relatives and friends.
Lester was a great lover of his home, quiet, unassuming and industrious, a true son of the soil, he preferred to live in his house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. After his health failed two years ago, he has suffered many weary hours of pain which he endured with remarkable fortitude, always glad to have his home full of company and visited with them to the last.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock July 4 at the Honey Grove church by Rev. Jesse Cunningham of the Grant City Baptist church and interment in the cemetery nearby.
Pall bearers were Meryle L. Johnson and Rex, Cecil, Lester, Ray and Duane Sickels. Flowers girls were Viona Sickels, Velda Johnson, Dorothy Rexene Sickels and Virginia Bales.



[KOWALSKI, PETER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1940
Peter Kowalski, a native of Poland, working with the section men, was accidentally killed about 6 o'clock July 13 in the cut north of town when he attempted to get on a freight train.

[LANTZ, JAMES MINOR]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1939
Relatives received word Sunday of the death of Minor Lantz at his home in Kansas.

[LANTZ, JAMES MINOR]
Colony News (Colony, Kansas), Friday, December 29, 1939
James Miner Lantz was born Nov. 13, 1872, in Taylor Co., near Blockton, Iowa and departed this life December 22, 1939 at this home in Allen County near La Harpe, Kansas, at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 9 days.
In 1895 he was united in marriage to Fannie McKinzie and moved to Worth county, Missouri. To this union four children were born, John W. [illiam] of Pittsburg, Kansas; Mrs. Clifford James of Carlyle, Kansas; Mrs. Leo Scully of Colony and the oldest child died in infancy.
Later in life he moved to Bedford, Iowa, Taylor county, where he resided on a farm until he moved in 1924 to Allen county, Kansas, where he remained the rest of his life except one year which was spent in Anderson county.
He was a devoted father and husband during his lifetime. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, three children, eight grandchildren, two brothers, one half-brother and four sisters.
Mr. Lantz was well liked for his genial and cheerful attitude. His sense of humor and ready wit made him a favorite among old and young.
Funeral services for Mr. James Miner Lantz, who passed away at his home near La Harpe, Kansas, Friday, December 22, were held at the Farris Funeral home in Colony, Tuesday afternoon, December 26, at 2 o'clock. They were conducted by Rev. Neuenswander.
Gladys Reynolds and Mrs. Florence Jackson sang, "Face to Face," and "City Four Square." They were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Patti Phillips.

Pall bearers were Clarence Belvoir, Fred Williams, Charles Wilmoth and Roy Howard. Burial was in the Colony cemetery.

[LESTER, OLLIVIA "OLLIE" WALTZ]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1939
H. L. Carr and wife were in Mount Ayr Saturday attending the funeral of Mrs. Ollivia Lester, who died at her home in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 11, at the age of 80 years. The body was accompanied to Mt. Ayr by the daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest E. Lester (formerly Miss Beaulah Carr) and Mrs. C. A. Gammon. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery, Mount Ayr.
[Note: California Death Index, 1905 – 1939 gives the death date as December 10, 1939.]

[LESTER, OLLIVIA "OLLIE" WALTZ]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 4, 1940
Mrs. Ernest E. Lester and her sister-in-law, Mrs. A. C. Gammon, who accompanied the body of their mother and mother-in-law, Mrs. Olliva Lester, here for burial at Mount Ayr, left Thursday for their homes in Los Angeles, California.

[LITTLEWOOD, ARTHUR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, October 29, 1936
A Littlewood Passed Tuesday
NEW MARKET (Special) – Arthur Littlewood, 76, long-time resident of here, passed away at his home in New Market early Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, after a short illness. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Littlewood, daughter, Mrs Walter Garrison, stepson, Everett Godfrey of New Market and son James Littlewood, of Fowler, Colo. He had lived at New Market since 1886.
The funeral for the veteran blacksmith of this community is being held Thursday afternoon from the Baptist church in charge of Rev. Shackelford.

[LITTLEWOOD, ARTHUR]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, November 2, 1936
Arthur Littlewood – Arthur Littlewood was the youngest son of John and Eliza Emily Littlewood and was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, November 16, 1860 and died at his home in New Market, Ia., October 27, 1936, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 11 days.
He left England for Australia in September 1881 and arrived in Sydney February 12, 1882, where he lived until March 19, 1886 when he returned to England. In the same year he left England for the United States and arrived in Philadelphia June 28, 1886 and in New Market, Ia., July 2, 1886.
On April 13, 1887, he was united in marriage with Mary Moore of Bedford and lived in Memory for some time. To this union one child, a son, James Arthur, was born, January 23, 1888. His wife, Mary, died August 15, 1889 [1888].
Soon after his wife died, he moved to New Market and was united in marriage with America Godfrey, September 28, 1891. To this union a daughter, Hazel Vern, was born September 23, 1893.
Arthur Littlewood was a man of sterling integrity and was respected and honored by all who knew him. He loved his home and was a faithful husband and a kind father. He was an active member of the Baptist church for more than forty years and remained true to that faith until death. He was an earnest Bible student, believed in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and practiced Christian charity all through his life.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, son, James Arthur Littlewood of Fowler, Colorado, daughter, Hazel Vern Garrison and stepson, Everett Godfrey of New Market. Also five grandchildren, Velma Lee, George A. and Robert Littlewood at Fowler, Colo., Adena Jean Garrison of New Market and Mrs. Bernice Roth of Villisca, Ia., besides a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in New Market Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Shackleford. Interment was made in the Memory cemetery.

[LITTLEWOOD, MARY MOORE]
South West Democrat (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, August 17, 1888
-- Mrs. Mary Littlewood, daughter of Daniel Moore of this place, died at her home in New Market last Wednesday of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in this city, conducted by Rev. E. W. McDade on Thursday last.

[LITTLEWOOD, MARY MOORE]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Wednesday, August 22, 1888
NEW MARKET - Mrs. Littlewood of Memory died last week. She had been suffering with typhoid fever a long time until death came and relieved her of her suffering. She was taken to Bedford for burial. She leaves a husband and infant babe.



[LONG, ARCHIBALD CARTER]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, April 3, 1940
Obituary – Long
Archibald Carter Long, son of Harvey and Susanna Ross Long, was born in Des Moines, Ia, Aug 27, 1869 and passed away in the Missouri Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph on March 28, 1940, at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 1 day. On May 27, 1900 he was married to Esta Springer of Bethany and to this union one son was born, namely, Geiger Long of Diagonal, Iowa. One brother and one sister preceded him in death, Dr L H Long and Mrs Ida Crane.
When a small child he moved to Harrison County, Mo, where he grew to manhood. When he was old enough to decide on his life's destiny, he chose the practice of medicine as his profession. He attended the Stanberry Normal, the Keokuk Medical School, graduating from the Ensworth Medical School of St. Joseph, later taking post graduate work at Chicago, Ill, Iowa City, Ia, and at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn. He began practice of his profession at Denver, Mo and later at Sheridan. He finished 40 years of service in his chosen work, except for a few years, because of ill health, he lived near Mt Ayr, Ia, serving as chairman of the board of county supervisors for six years, at which time a new courthouse was built in Mt Ayr. It bears a bronze name plate of this committee as a tribute of their good work. He has been a member of the Methodist church many years and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was of a strong temperance character, a great lover of children and his friends always found a hearty welcome in his home. He lived a life of service for others, always giving his time and efforts to relieve the suffering and humanity of which he willing[ly] helped this who were financially depressed. Much charity may be given to his credit. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife and son as named above, five grandchildren, 1 niece and 2 nephews. Also many neighbors and friends who join with the family to pay tribute of love and respect to Dr Long, "A friend of Man."
Funeral services were conducted from the Denver Methodist church Sunday afternoon, the Rev C C Pritchard being in charge, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Carter cemetery northeast of Albany. We shall greet him in the corning when the mists have lifted from the Eternal Hills.

[LONG, ARCHIBALD CARTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 11, 1940
Dr.  A. [rchibald] C. [arter] Long of Sheridan died recently in a St. Joseph hospital at the age of 70 years.



[LYNCH, SIGNORA AMELIA MILLER]
Blackwell Daily Journal (Blackwell, Oklahoma), Sunday, April 16, 1939
Mrs. A. L. Lynch – Mrs. A. [braham] L. [incoln]] Lynch, 75, died at Howard, Kans., at 3 a. m. Saturday, following a 3-day illness.
She was the mother of Keith Lynch, 306 East Lawrence, a member of the Blackwell post office staff. She had lived at Lamont from 1912 to 1928 and funeral services will be held at the Methodist church there at 2 p. m. Monday, with Rev. Ray Elswick officiating.
Survivors are her husband of Howard; three sons, Keith and Kramer of Howard and Arthur of Wichita, Kans.; six grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

[LYNCH, SIGNORA AMELIA MILLER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1939
Mrs. A. Lynch Dead
Mrs. A. [braham] L. [incoln] Lynch, daughter of the late James and Susan Miller, died at her home near Howard, Kansas, April 15 at the age of 75 years. Mrs. Lynch is survived by her husband, three sons, and three sisters and a brother. Mrs. Sarah Denney and Mrs. Lena Studer of Redding, Mrs. Cora Hoover of Hawk Springs, Wyo., and H. M. Miller of Maloy.



[MILLER, IRA ERNEST "SHORT"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 2, 1940
G. B. Reed and family and Howard Straight and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Reed's uncle, Short Miller, at Maryville Sunday. Mr. Miller died at a Maryville hospital Thursday.



[MOORHEAD, WILLIAM LINCOLN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1939
Editor W. [illiam] L. [incoln] Moorhead of the Hopkins Journal died Saturday at his home in that city. he had been in failing health the past year and failed to recover from a stroke suffered some ten days before his death. He had published the Journal for many years and was far advanced in years.

[MURREN, JOHN WESLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1940
J. W. Murren Dead
Word was received here Saturday morning of the death of J. [ohn] W. [esley] Murren at a Wheatland, Wyoming, hospital. It seems that Mr. Murren became ill while on his way from here to Wheatland on a visit and was taken to a hospital upon his arrival. Particulars in regard to the funeral arrangements are not at hand.

[MURREN, JOHN WESLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 11, 1940
J. W. Murren – John Wesley Murren, son of William and Rebecca Murren, was born in Ohio on March 20, 1866 and died at Wheatland, Wyoming, June 28, 1940 at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 8 days.
He came to Iowa with the family where he lived several years, and then went to Kansas where he married Eva Eleanor Idleman in 1892.
To this union five children were born, one dying in infancy. The surviving children are F. E. Murren, Wenatchee, Washington, Guy Murren, Blockton, Iowa; Gail Weiters, Galena, Illinois and Nola Dawson of Wheatland, Wyoming, with whom he had gone to visit when he became fatally ill and was taken to the Wheatland hospital where everything was done for him that could be done, Mrs. Dawson remaining with him until the end.
He is also survived by six brothers, three sisters, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves other relatives and a host of friends to regret his passing.
It was his request to be buried in the Wheatland cemetery beside his wife, Mrs. Eva Murren, who preceded him in death in December 1938.
Rev. Irvin Noyce conducted the services with the Copley Funeral Home in charge.

[NORRIS, EMMA VIOLA JAMES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 4, 1940
Mrs. J. G. Norris, widow of J. [oseph] G. [eorge] Norris, formerly of Redding, died March 23 at a Maryville hospital, her husband having preceded her in death only nine days.

[NORRIS, JOSEPH GEORGE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 28, 1940
Joseph G. [eorge] Norris, a former editor of the Redding newspaper, died at his home near Elmo, Mo., March 14, at the age of 64 years.

[O'DELL, BERTHA MAY MCMULLIN]
Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), Thursday, September 13, 1951
Bertha M. O'Dell Services Friday
Services for Mrs. Bertha M. [ay] O'Dell, 47l of 1318 Thirtieth st., will be at 3 p. m. Friday at Dahlstrom's funeral home, with burial at Bedford. Mrs. O'Dell died at her home Tuesday after an 18-month illness.
Born in Iowa, she lived most of her life in Bedford before coming to Des Moines 10 years ago. She was employed by the federal internal revenue bureau. Mrs. O'Dell was a member of University Christian church.
She is survived by a son, Donald D. of Norwalk; a daughter, Mrs. R. Wayne Allen of Des Moines; her mother, Mrs. Hulda McMullin of Clarinda; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Avey of Blockton; four brothers, Robert and Ora McMullin of Clarinda, and Raymond and W. H. Of Bedford and two grandchildren.

[O'DELL, RALPH THEODORE]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, March 21, 1938
Funeral Sunday for R O'Dell
Ralph O'Dell, Bedford trucker, who was critically wounded in a gun accident last Monday, died at the Missouri Methodist hospital late Thursday night after friends had offered blood in an effort to save his life.
Funeral services were held at the Walker-Shum funeral home in Bedford Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev W F Overhulser, Methodist minister. Burial was in a Bedford cemetery.
O'Dell was the son of Mr and Mrs Elmer O'Dell and formerly lived in the Mason township vicinity near New Market.

[O'DELL, RALPH THEODORE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1938
Ralph T. O'Dell – Ralph Theodore O'Dell, son of Elmer and Martha O'Dell, was born in Taylor county, Iowa, June 7, 1900 and died in the Missouri Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Thursday, March 17, at the ate of 37 years, 9 months and 10 days.
He was married Sept. 4 to Bertha McMullin. To them were born two children, Delores and Donald, who with the wife, survive.
He received his education in Taylor county schools and his early childhood and youth were spent on the farm. He followed the occupation of farming until a few years ago when he moved to Bedford and engaged in the trucking business.
Surviving with the wife and two children are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O'Dell; four brothers, Russel O'Dell and Albert O'Dell of Bedford, Vern O'Dell of the home and Delbert O'Dell of Glenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Alta Parsons of Bedford and Miss Ida O'Dell of the home. Also his mother-in-law, Mrs. Hulda McMullin of Clarinda and other relatives, together with a host of friends.
Ralph always had a gentle smile and a kindly word for everyone he met. He was helpful and friendly to all with whom he came in contact. He was a loving and loyal father and husband.
The funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. F. Overhulser. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

[OVERMAN, DORIS FLORENCE HOLMES]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 28, 1939
Mrs. Don Overman Dead
Mrs. Don Overman, of Parnell, died at a Maryville hospital, where she had been a patient the past five or six weeks, Saturday. The funeral services were held at Parnell Monday and burial was made at that point. Mrs. Overman was formerly Miss Doris Holmes of this place.

[PALMER, RALPH PEREGRINE]
R. P. Palmer's Body Brought to This City
Funeral Service LaGrange Friday; Burial in Lorimor, Iowa
The body of Ralph P. Palmer, former Kewaneean who died yesterday at Wedron, is now at Cavanagh and Schueneman's mortuary. Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.
Funeral service will be held at First Methodist church in LaGrange tomorrow at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Lorimor, Iowa, with service there at 2 p. m. Saturday.
Mr. Palmer died Wednesday morning at sanitarium in Wedron following several weeks' illness. He had been residing in LaGrange of recent years.
Born in Iowa
Ralph P. [eregrine] Palmer was born in Adams county, Iowa, Dec. 26, 1889, son of Rev. Mr. G. [eorge] W. [illiam] Palmer and Esther I. [rene] Palmer. His father died in 1919 and his mother survives. He attended high school in Lorimor, Iowa and was a graduate of that school.
After finishing high school, Mr. Palmer served as postmaster at Lorimor. He then entered the banking business and was associated with banks in the following places: Lorimor, Diagonal, Greene and Mason City, all in Iowa; Kewanee and LaGrange. In this city he was vice president and cashier of Union State Savings Bank and Trust company. At time of his death, he was vice president of the LaGrange National bank.
Community Leader
In all of the cities in which Mr. Palmer resided he was prominently identified with many worthy civic projects. He was a genuine leader in these communities and news of his passing was received Wednesday with sorrow by a host of friends and admirers.
Mr. Palmer had long been active in the First Methodist church where he last held membership at LaGrange. He was a member of LaGrange Civic club, the Elks' club and Modern Woodmen.
Married in Lorimor
Mr. Palmer was married to Elizabeth Belle Schwanz at Lorimor, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1911, the ceremony being performed by his father. Mrs. Palmer died in May 1929. A child, Paul Ralph, died in 1915 at the age of two years.
Besides his mother, Mr. Palmer leaves five children: Edwin Arthur, Mary Elizabeth, Dorothy Ann, Martha Jean, Ruth Eloise, all of LaGrange. He is also survived by two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. G. J. Schuell, Lincoln, Nebr., Mrs. Paul B. Galvin, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Walter E.  Palmer, Los Angeles, Calif.; Dr. H. D. Palmer, Rockford; Chester E. Palmer, Rockford; Merrill G. Palmer and Elbert M. Palmer, both of Kewanee.

[PALMER, RALPH PEREGRINE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 11, 1939
Ralph Palmer Dead
Ralph P. [eregrine] Palmer, a former Blockton boy and the oldest son of the late Rev. G.[eorge] W. [illiam] Palmer, died at a sanitarium in Wedron, Illinois, April 19, following a several weeks illness, at the age of 49 years. At the time of his death, he was vice president of the LaGrange, Illinois, National bank. During his life he was associated with the banks at Lorimor, Diagonal, Greene and Mason City, this state, and Kewanee and LaGrange, Illinois. Mrs. Palmer, the former Miss Elizabeth Schwanz of Lorimor, to whom he was married in 1911, preceded him in death in 1929. He is survived by his mother, one son and four daughters, and two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. G. J. Schuell, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Paul B. Garvin, Cedar Falls; Walter E., Los Angeles; Dr. H. D. and Chester E., Rockford, and Merril G. and Elbert M., Kewanee. Burial was made at Lorimor.

[PAYTON, HARRIET TOWNSEND "HATTIE" BURGESS
Bedford Times Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 30, 1919
A Good Woman Gone.
Mrs. John Payton passed to that great beyond Tuesday at 1 p. m., after an illness extending back for several weeks. She made a hard fight but lost. They had just barely got settled in their new home where they expected to enjoy several years of happiness, but the death reaper has separated them, for a time at least.
Mrs. Payton had friends by the score, having lived here the greater part of her life and was loved by all who knew her. Mother Payton has gone to her reward. The last three weeks of her sickness her suffering was intense, but she stood the test bravely until the last.
The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Lowe, and the remains were followed by hundreds of her friends to the Fairview cemetery where the body will rest until the day of judgement. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their great loss. Obituary will follow next week.

[PAYTON, HARRIET TOWNSEND "HATTIE" BURGESS]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Wednesday, November 5, 1919
Obituary – Mrs. John L. Payton
Mrs. John L. [ewis] Payton died at her home in Bedford Monday October 27 after an illness of about six weeks. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, October 29, conducted by Rev. E. E. Lowe, of the Christian church. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.
Hattie T. [ownsend] Burgess, age 72 years, 6 months, 12 days, was born May 17, 1847 near Beverly, Ohio. Early in life she went with her parents to Woodhull, Ill., where they located in 1865. January 12, 1868, she was united in marriage to John L. [ewis] Payton at Woodhull, Ill. In 1871 they removed to Page county, Iowa, locating near Yorktown. In 1875 they came to Taylor county, living on a farm five miles east of Bedford. In 1889 they came to Bedford where they have made their home every since.
Mrs. Payton was the mother of four children, two boys having died in infancy. Those living to mourn her loss are Mrs. Paul Hunter, Bedford, Iowa, and Cony T. Payton of St. Louis, Mo.
Besides her children, she is survived by a loving husband, one brother, S. B. Burgess, Woodhull, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Alice Crawford, Long Beach, Cal., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Payton was truly a loving woman, always doing the many little acts of kindness that makes the world seem brighter. As a wife, mother and friend, she was a true companion.

[PRINGLE, MARY ETTA DICKINSON FITCH]
Burlington Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa), Saturday, February 20, 1926
RICHLAND, Ia., Feb. 19. -- Mrs. Alfred Pringle passed away on Monday evening at seven o'clock at her home in Richland after a short illness. Funeral arrangements will be made later, awaiting the arrival of relatives from the west. Mrs. Pringle was a devoted Christian and was loved and held in high esteem by those who knew her.

[PRINGLE, MARY ETTA DICKINSON FITCH]
Burlington Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa), Friday, February 26, 1926
RICHLAND, Ia., Feb. 25. – Services were held at the Friends church at 2 o'clock in Richland on Wednesday afternoon Feb. 17th for Mrs. Etta Pringle, conducted by Rev. John Hadley, assisted by Mrs. Neil Callister, Mrs. Flossie Steele and Mrs. Swinney at the piano. Several of Mrs. Pringle's favorite hymns were sung. She was born Feb. 20, 1849 and spent her childhood days in Jefferson county.

[RICHARDSON, JULIA CHARLOTTE DONOUGH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 27, 1940
Mrs. J. C. Richardson Dead
Mrs. J. [ulia] C. [harlotte] Richardson, a resident of Redding for almost half a century, died at her home at that place Monday afternoon about 1 o'clock at the age of 90 years.
Seven children survive the mother. They are Mrs. Asa Harris, of Redding; Orville Richardson of Delphos; Miss Frona Richardson, of Redding; Mrs. E. F. Amick of Blockton; Mrs. True Gardner, of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. A. R. Cosand and A. E. Richardson of South Gate, California.
Funeral services will be held at Redding this (Thursday) afternoon.

[RICHARDSON, JULIA CHARLOTTE DONOUGH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1940
Among those attending the Mr[s]. J. C. Richardson funeral at Redding Thursday were the E. F. Amick family, the H. S. Campbell family, W. D. Link and wife, and Mrs. Maria McHenry.

[RIDGE, WILLIAM BENJAMIN "WILL"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1939
Will Ridge Dead
Mrs. E. L. Ball was called to southern Missouri Friday by the fatal illness of her brother, Will Ridge. Mr. Ridge passed away Sunday at his home at Eldorado Springs.

[RIDGE, WILLIAM BENJAMIN "WILL"]
El Dorado Springs Sun (El Dorado Springs, Missouri), Thursday, April 20, 1939
W. B. Ridge of Near Walker Dies
W. [illiam] B. [enjamin] Ridge, a pioneer resident of the country east of Walker, died at his home last Sunday night about 8:30 following an illness of ten days. Death was caused by an infection that started in one of his fingers.
Mr. Ridge, who was 72 years old, had lived in the vicinity where he died for many years and was one of the most highly respected citizens of his community.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Ridge, four children, Alvin Ridge of the home, Elmer Ridge and Mrs. Ernest Pickell of El Dorado Springs and Mrs. Foster Pickell of Walker vicinity. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. E. L. Ball, of Blockton, Ia., and a brother, Jesse Ridge, of Reddington, Neb.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home and were conducted by Rev. C. Silas Roe of El Dorado Springs. Burial was in the El Dorado Springs cemetery.
[Reprinted in Blockton News, April 27, 1939.]

[RILING, HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 23, 1939
Henry Riling, of near Redding, died at a Creston hospital Nov. 13 at the age of 76 years.

[SAMPSON, R. W., - 1914]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 17, 1939

Twenty-Five Years Ago – R. W. Sampson died at the Linn home south of town on Tuesday.

[SANDERS, GUY WILLIAM]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1940
Guy W. Sanders – The body of Guy W. Sanders, 52, was found in his car in his garage, a part of the old Blockton Auto Co. garage, Monday evening, death having been caused by carbon monoxide gas, the engine of the car having been left running.
Funeral services were held at Lenox, the home of his parents, yesterday at 2 o'clock.

[SANDERS, GUY WILLIAM]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1940
Guy William Sanders, son of Maclellan Sanders and wife, was born near Kent July 29, 1887 and died at Blockton Jan. 8, 1940, aged 52 years, 5 months and 9 days.
He was married to Winifred Hannon June 4, 1914.
He is survived by his aged father, Maclellan Sanders of Lenox; his wife and three sons, Maclellan, Dale and Billy, of Blockton, and two sisters, Mamie of Lenox and Bernice of Florida.
Funeral services at Lenox Jan. 10, conducted by Rev. E. F. Hagee. Burial at Lenox.



[SHAPLEY, MARY ANN REYNOLDS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 25, 1940
Mrs. J. [esse] H. [ampton] Wintermute left Bedford on Monday of last week for Houston, Texas, called there by the death of her mother, Mrs. James Shapley.

[SHAW, JOHN GABRIEL]
Broadwater News (Broadwater, Nebraska), Thursday, February 23, 1928
Gabriel Shaw Died in Scottsbluff Home
J. [ohn] Gabriel Shaw was born in Mercer County, Indiana, January 19, 1852, and departed this life February 17, 1928, at the age of 76 years and 28 days, at his home in Scottsbluff, Neb.
He was united in marriage to Millie Young of Taylor county, Iowa, March 9, 1879. In 1908 they homesteaded near the Eastwood post office northeast of Broadwater. They afterward moved to Kearney, where they made their home for fourteen years. They moved to Scottsbluff five months ago, where he spent his remaining days.
Last October, Mr. Shaw was afflicted with disease and was a great sufferer until two weeks before his death. His confidence in God was firm and his faith was held steady as he took his pain without a murmur. He often said, "I am so happy," and God was near him to the last.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and six children, Leroy Shaw of Vallejo, Calif.; Mrs. Stella Wagaman of Dexter, Iowa; James H. Shaw of Rifle, Colo.; John W. Shaw of Oshkosh, Neb.; Charles L. Shaw of Broadwater; Mrs. Gladys Cline of Scottsbluff.
Funeral services were held at the Broadwater Nazarene Church Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Hartman, pastor of the Lisco Holiness Church. The body was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.

[SHIELDS, CARL]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, April 17, 1939
Carl Shields, Stockman For Lifetime, Dies
Succumbs at Afton to Lingering Illness—Funeral Wednesday.
Carl Shields, 68, one of the most prominent figures in the livestock auction business in southwestern Iowa's history, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening at Afton, his home for the past 37 years. His death occurred at the Webb residence where he had been confined for the past week since his own house was badly damaged by fire on April 8.
Mr. Shields spent his entire life in the livestock trade, beginning as an auctioneer when a young man. He was proud of his record of conducting more than 5,000 farm sales in addition to operating sales barns at Afton, Creston, Osceola and Leon, serving actively as a horse buyer during the World war, as marshal in the horse division at Iowa state fair for 12 years and in other similar work.
Sponsored Horse Show
His keen interest in horses led him to sponsor several shows for fine draft, light harness and saddle animals. His first shows were at Afton many years ago. In 1936 he originated and sponsored the Midwest Horse show at Creston, which has rapidly increased in size and popularity during the past three seasons.
Mr. Shields was born on a Union county farm near Afton on November 20, 1870, the son of James C. and Cornelia Williamson Shields. He was married July 24, 1911, at Red Oak to Blanche Janes, who survives.
Surviving also are two sons by a former marriage, Marion Shields of Creston and Earl Shields of Newton, a sister, Mrs. Tom Reel of Seattle, and six grandchildren. A brother, Billy Shields of Carlisle, Iowa, died a year ago.
Funeral at Afton
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church at Afton. The Reverend Rutt of Missouri Valley will conduct the rites and burial will in Green Lawn cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clyde Febeck, William Figgins, Frank Blake, Ed Abbott, John Gilchrist and Wilbur Zuber.
Both his sons followed Mr. Shields in the livestock auction business. Marion Shields has been in partnership with his father in operating the Creston and Osceola sales barns and conducting farm sales for the past five years. Marion was first in partnership with his father 23 years ago. He spent six years at Newton and Denison as an auctioneer before returning to this community in 1934. Earl Shields is also an auctioneer. He went to Newton following the World war and for the past four terms has been sheriff of Jasper county. He was deputy sheriff for the two preceeding terms.
Widely Acquainted.
In his 42 years in the farm and livestock sale business, Mr. Shields built up a wide acquaintance throughout the state. He worked in Union and all adjoining counties and was a director in the Iowa Association of Livestock Auctioneers. He established the sale barn at Afton 18 years ago and continued its operation until 1937. The Shields sale barn at Osceola was opened nine years ago and another was started at Leon in 1935 and sold shortly thereafter. The Creston sale barn was opened in October of 1 936 and has been the source of special horse and cattle sales. At the present time the Creston and Osceola barns employ 12 men, most of whom have been with Mr. Shields for many years.
Other Business Interests.
Supplementing his career as an auctioneer Mr. Shields formerly farmed near Creston, operated a creamery at Blockton and ran a grocery store at Afton. During his lifetime he missed only two sales, one after his first wife died and the other when roads were impassable

[SHIELDS, CARL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 27, 1939
Carl Shields, known to some of the old timers in Blockton, died at his home in Afton April 16 at the age of 68 years. He was a resident of Blockton at one time some 40 years ago.

[SMITH, MARY E. ADAMS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1940
Mrs. Mary E. Smith Dead
Mrs. Mary E. Smith died Jan. 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Wildman, northeast of Redding, at the age of 86 years. We understand her death was sudden. Funeral services were held at Bedford on Thursday and interment in the Platte River cemetery west of Maloy.

[STEPHENS, IRENE NAOMA BROCK]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1940
Mrs. Linn M. Stephens – Irene Naomi Brock was born in St. Louis, Mo., on November 28, 1904 and departed this life on August 23, 1940, at the age of thirty-five years.
On December 21, 1930, she was united in marriage to Linn M. Stephens of Delphos, Iowa. To this union was born a baby boy who died at birth.
She is survived by her husband, her mother Mrs. Almeda Brock of Des Moines, one brother, Paul J. Brock of Boaz, Wisconsin; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Devine, Des Moines; Mrs. Mary Lee, Perry, Iowa; and Mrs. Bernadine Hansen, Minneapolis, Minn. Another sister, Beulah, and her father, Rev. F. L. Brock preceded her.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delphos.
Funeral services were conducted by her brother-in-law, Rev. O. B. Devine of Des Moines, at the Rhodes Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, at two p. m. Monday August 26th.
A beautiful tribute was paid to her life, her patience thru a long period of ill health and the love of many friends was shown by the large attendance and the many beautiful floral offerings.
A mixed quartet, composed of the following friends: Mrs. Cleo Prichard, Mrs. Vera Diebert, Louie Sefrit and Roy Diebert, sang – "Fade, Fade, Each Earthly Joy" and "No Night There." Her sister, Mrs. Ruth Devine, sang a request number, "Good Night and Good Morning."
Pall bearers were Charles Garrett, Gerald Harvey, Paul Stephens, Roy Stephens, Guy Polley, and Lee Polley.

[STEPHENS, IRENE NAOMA BROCK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 5, 1940
Mrs. Linn Stephens, formerly of this place, later of Clearfield, and still later of Chillicothe, Mo., died at the home of a sister in Des Moines August 23 after a several weeks illness. Funeral services and burial at Mount Ayr.

[STEPHENS, JAMES LEROY "ROY"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 8, 1939
Roy Stephens Dead
Roy Stephens, who is said to have been in failing health for several weeks and who went to the Veterans' hospital in Des Moines some two weeks ago, died Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock. Funeral services were held at Redding yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior.

[STEPHENS, JAMES LEROY "ROY"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1939
James Leroy Stephens, son of Thomas J. [efferson] and Elizabeth Stephens, was born at Redding Aug. 27, 1894 and died at the Veterans hospital, Des Moines, June 5, 1939, aged 44 years, 9 month and 9 days.
He spent his entire life on the Stephens farm west of Redding.
He entered the service in August 1918 and was with the army of occupation in Germany. He received his discharge from the army in Des Moines July 11, 1919.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Quick July 11, 1922.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Edith and Edna; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens; two brothers, Lester of Redding and Thomas of Johnstown, Colo., and two sisters, Lela Stephens and Avis Bonebrake of Des Moines.
Funeral services were held at the Redding Methodist church, of which he was a member, June 7, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. The services at Fairview cemetery were in charge of the American Legion.

[STEPHENSON, AGNES NORTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1940
Mrs. Agnes Stephenson died at her home in Clearfield Sunday morning after a few weeks' illness. Mrs. Minnie B. Keenan and Mrs. Stephenson were sisters.

[STEPHENSON, AGNES NORTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, April 18, 1940
Agnes Norton Stephenson was born in Butler county, Pa., February 2, 1857. Passed to her reward at her home in Clearfield, Iowa, April 14, 1940 at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 12 days.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1921. Also four children, Edith and Ethel, who passed away on August 4, 1882, Rolla B. [urns] on January 20, 1904, and Bessie on December 30, 1907.
Two sons are still living, John M., of Clearfield and Norton D., Springfield, Ill. And two sisters, Mary J. Cowell of Dewey, Oklahoma and Minnie Keenan, of Blockton, Iowa.
Mrs. Stephenson in early womanhood united with the Baptist church but later transferred her membership to the Christian church at Clearfield.
In her younger days she was quite active in church work, but of late advancing years and failing health confined her close to home. She looked on the bright side of life, ever enjoying her flowers and her home. She was a good neighbor and was ever mindful of the sick, cheering the lonely and encouraging the distressed. She ripened as a shock of corn in his season and requested the Shepherd Psalm and the Lord's prayer be a part of her funeral service.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday, April 16, at 2 p. m. in charge of Revs. Harlan and Pollock followed with burial in the Clearfield cemetery.

[STEPHENSON, JOHN M.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1962
Death Takes John Stephenson
John M. Stephenson, 85, a retired druggist and pharmacist at Clearfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Clearview Rest home in Clearfield. He was a lifelong resident of Clearfield.
Funeral services were held at two p. m. Friday at the United Presbyterian church in Clearfield. Burial in Clearfield cemetery. Rev. Bruce Henderson officiated.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his widow, Mae and a brother, Norton Stephenson of Springfield, Ill.

[STOUT, ELIZA OSEL BOWNES]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 7, 1984
Eliza Stout former resident
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Osel Stout, 93, of Cheyenne, Wy, formerly of Clarinda, will be at 10 am Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7-8 pm this Monday.
Mrs. Stout died May 3, 1984 at Mountain Towers Nursing Home in Cheyenne. She has been in Cheyenne for the past seven years to be near her daughter, Mrs. Estelle Craighead.
She was born Oct. 15, 1890 in Taylor County, the daughter of E. B. and Eliza Jane Hayes Bownes.
She was married to Harry Stout on Oct. 16, 1910. They farmed and had operated the Page County Home from 1928 to 1937.
Mr. Stout died in 1966.
Mrs. Stout is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Craighead of Cheyenne, two grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Burial will be in Clarinda cemetery.

[STOUT, HARRY CHESTER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 10, 1966
Harry Stout had farmed most of life
Harry C. [hester] Stout, 82, died at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at 3:10 p. m. Monday, after having been hospitalized for six days with a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in ill health for the past several years.
The son of the late Charles E. [mley] and Laura E. [lizabeth] Wake Stout, he was born on a farm near Grant City, Mo. He lived for many years in and near Clarinda, during which time he worked as steward at the Page County Home and lived for many years on the Cecil Smith farm located at the northeast edge of Clarinda.
Several years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Stout moved to Taylor County where they lived until about nine months ago at which time they moved back to Clarinda. Their present home is at 222 W. Garfield St.
He was a member of the Christian Church and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Clarinda for about 50 years.
Surviving him are his wife, the former Osel Bownes, and a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Estelle) Craighead of Clarinda. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Claude, and a sister, Lillian M. Childers.
Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home this Thursday, with the Rev. H. LaVern Kinzel in charge. Soloist was Mrs. Mary Brummett and organist was Mrs. Grace Perry. Casket bearers were Forest Wynn, Carl Gillespie, Preston Billings, Herbert F. Owen, Louis Barr and Cecil Smith. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[WARIN, FRANCIS JOSEPH "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 21, 1939
Francis Warin Dead
Francis Joseph Warin, aged pioneer, passed away at his home at Maloy Sept. 14, at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 4 days. He suffered a stroke last April.
An obituary will be published next week.

[WARIN, FRANCIS JOSEPH "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 28, 1939
Francis Joseph Warin was born in Lorraine, France, Oct. 10, 1843 and passed away at his home Sept. 14, 1939, at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 4 days. He had suffered a stroke last April.
Mr. Warin came to the United States with his parents at the age of 10 years, landing in New York. They located in Versailles, Ohio. He was married to Mary Grilliot [Grillot] in the year 1865. Four years later he came by stage to Bedford and purchased the Taylor county farm on the Taylor-Ringgold county line, 16 miles east of Bedford, which he still owned. Mrs. Warin and the two children, Geo. F. [rancis] and Mary C. [atherine], came later in the same year. In 1899 they retired to Maloy where they spent the balance of their days, Mrs. Warin passing away Sept. 25, 1923.
Six children came to bless the home—Geo. F. [rancis], Mary C. [atherine], Jennie, Margaret, Josephine and John. The latter two preceded him in death.
He was a devout Catholic, very faithful in the practice of his religion and strict in justice to dealings with his fellow man; a loving husband and father.
He is survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and one adopted great grandchild. His daughter, Margaret, entered the Religious Order of Sisters of Humility of Ottumwa, in 1896; the other children live in and around Maloy.
Requiem Mass was celebrated by Pastor Rev. M. J. Culhane at the Immaculate Conception church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery, Maloy. May his soul rest in peace.
Pall bearers were Roger F. Warin of Bedford, John D. Warin of Maloy, Dr. G. L. Warin of Shenandoah, Emmett Warin of Mt. Ayr, Jas. F. Worthington of Maloy and Raymond F. Murrin of Peoria, Illinois.

[WAUGH, JOSEPH HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 22, 1940
J. H. Waugh Died
J. [oseph] H. [enry] Waugh died at his home east of Redding Tuesday morning at the age of 79 years, following a few weeks illness. He was a brother of M. [artin W. [illard] Waugh of this place. He leaves a son and an adopted daughter as his immediate family.

[WAUGH, MARY, 1867 – 1939]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 1, 1939
Miss Waugh Dead
Miss Mary Waugh died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Flora Williams, in St. Joseph May 23 at the age of 72 years. She had been critically ill for several weeks. Besides the sister she is survived by three brothers, J. [oseph] H.[enry] and C. A. Waugh, of Redding, and M. [artin] W. [illard] Waugh, of Blockton. Funeral services were held at the Middle Fork church east of Redding, conducted by Rev. George Mauze, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, St. Joseph.



[WELLS, ROY FRANCIS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1940
Roy F. Wells Dead
Roy F. [rancis] Wells died at his home in Maryville at 9:50 Monday morning following a stroke of paralysis suffered Friday while at his farm near Orrsburg. Aged 61 years, 11 months and 3 days. On Feb. 12, 1902, he was married to Lottie A. Patterson, who, with five sisters and one brother, survive him.
Mr. Wells was in the restaurant business and later in the hardware business in Blockton a quarter of a century ago.

[WILLIAMS, WALDO ERNEST]
Hydro Review (Hydro, Oklahoma), Thursday, July 23, 1914
Death Enters Home
The Death Angel entered the home of Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Williams Sunday and claimed their bright little four-year-old son.
Waldo Ernest Williams was taken to the hospital at El Reno Saturday night for an operation for a locked bowel. The operation was performed at ten o'clock Saturday night and the little sufferer stood the operation all right and was seemingly getting along all right until death came at 12:30 Sunday afternoon. [He was] born at Hydro, Okla., May 22nd, 1910 and died at El Reno, July 19th, 1914. He was a bright, sunny little fellow, the pride and joy of a happy home. The body was returned to Hydro for burial, the funeral being held at the Christian Church Wednesday morning. The grandparents of the little one, H. A. Williams and wife, had just left a few days before for a visit at various points in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota and the funeral service was delayed in order for them to reach here. The service was conducted by Elder H. E. Van Horn, pastor of the First Christian Church of Oklahoma City, an old friend and pastor of the Williams family, having performed the rites of Baptism for Dr. Williams years ago. He delivered a touching sermon with a beautiful lesson. There were beautiful floral offerings from the Loyal Worker's class and the ladies aid society of the Christian church, the Yeoman lodge, Dr. and Mrs. Henke and other friends. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery north of town. The sorrowing parents and other relatives have the sympathy of the community the loss of the little one.

[WILLIAMS, WALDO ERNEST]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1939
Twenty-Five Years Ago – Waldo Ernest Williams, four-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. S. E. William of Hydro, Oklahoma, died at El Reno hospital July 19.

[WINEMILLER, ORPHA VIOLA STONER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 24, 1939
Mrs. Ralph Winemiller of near Sheridan died in a St. Joseph hospital Monday.

[WINEMILLER, ORPHA VIOLA STONER]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, August 30, 1939
Obituary – Winemiller
Orpha Viola Winemiller was a daughter of Thomas Byron and Amelia Stoner and was born at Seibert, Colo, Aug 1, 1888. Mrs. Winemiller departed this life at Missouri Methodist Hospital, St Joseph, Mo, Aug 21, 1939, at the age of 51 years and 21 days.
Mrs. Winemiller was united in marriage to Ralph A [ndrew] Winemiller of Sheridan, Mo., Feb 24, 1908. Orpha was a faithful member for many years of the Isadora Christian Church.
Mrs. Winemiller leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Ralph A [ndrew] Winemiller, her mother, Mrs Amelia Stoner, four sisters, Percy Johnson, Edna Turner, Ethel Wells, Esther Blake, all of Sheridan, Mo; and two brothers, Anthony A Stoner, Dalhart, Texas and Virgil B Stoner of Sheridan and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services was conducted from the Prugh Funeral Home in Grant City Thursday afternoon, Aug 24, by Rev H E Keltner. Interment was made in the Sheridan cemetery.

[WORTHINGTON, IRA M.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1940
Ira Worthington Dead
Mrs. Laura King, of Glendale, California, came Monday morning and, in company with Mrs. Essie Disney, went to Spirit Lake to attend the funeral of Mrs. King's brother, Ira Worthington, who died Thursday night.

[WORTHINGTON, IRA M.]
Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, Iowa), Thursday, July 4, 1940
I. M. Worthington Died Heart Attack Working in Field
Ira M. Worthington, 62, who has lived west of Spirit Lake for the past three years, died of a heart attack about 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon, while working in the field at the Merle Bohn farm. Mr. Worthington and Russell Bohn were putting up hay and were completing their work for the afternoon when Mr. Worthington was stricken. Coroner B. W. Jones was called to the farm after Russell had summoned his parents and said that death had been almost instantaneous following the heart attack.
Funeral services for Mr. Worthington were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Donovan Funeral Home with Rev. J. P. Hanley of the Arnolds Park Friends church in charge. Burial was made at the Okoboji cemetery, beside the body of his wife, who passed away June 25, 1937.
Ira M. Worthington was born near Maloy, Iowa, on November 14, 1878, the son of Marion Proctor Worthington and Lorenzo Worthington.
In 1897 he came to Spirit Lake which was his home until after his marriage to Cora A. Griswold on January 1, 1903. Later they moved to a farm near Columbia, S. D. They moved to Spencer where they farmed until March 1915, when they moved to Princeton, Minn., which was their home for 22 years. Following the death of his wife, Mr. Worthington came to Spirit Lake and lived on a small place across from the Lakeview cemetery.
His death occurred at 5:05 p. m. June 27, 1940, at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 13 days.
He is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Laura King of Los Angeles, Calif., who was here for the services and visited in the Ray Worthington home, Mrs. Wm. DeWeese of Wichita, Kansas and Ray Worthington of Spirit Lake, also a number of nieces and nephews.
[Note: His Iowa State Death Certificate gives his birth date as November 14, 1877.]

[YARYAN, LEANDER ELMER "GAN"]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, March 13, 1940
L. E. Yaryan, Retired Diagonal Merchant, Died Monday; Services Today
DIAGONAL, March 13. – L. [eander] E. [lmer] Yaryan, 80, retired merchant, died at his home at Knowlton, Monday night at 8 o'clock after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Diagonal Methodist church today at 2:00 p. m. conducted by the Rev. Charles Proctor, with burial in Knowlton cemetery.
Surviving are three children, Everett Yaryan of Alabama, Mrs. Elmer Tilton of Des Moines and Mrs. Howard Hogue of Murtaugh, Idaho, and two brothers, Andrew of Knowlton and John Yaryan of Diagonal. His wife and one son, Willie, preceded him in death.

[YARYAN, LEANDER ELMER "GAN"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 21, 1940
L.  [eander] E. [lmer] Yaryan died at his home at Knowlton March 11 at the age of four score years.