Obituaries
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[ALLEN, SAMANTHA ENGLE AVITT]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1941
Aged Lady Passes
Mrs. Jim Allen died Tuesday night at her home in Clearfield, after a prolonged illness, aged about 85 years. Mr. and Mrs. Allen moved to Clearfield last year but had been residents here many years ago. She was the eldest of five living generations.

[ALLEN, SAMANTHA ENGLE AVITT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1941
Mrs. James Allen died at her home in Clearfield Feb. 25, at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Allen with her husband moved to Clearfield from Blockton a year ago.

[ALLEN, SAMANTHA ENGLE AVITT]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1941
Mrs. Samantha Allen – Samantha Engle was born Aug. 6, 1853, in Kentucky and departed this life Feb. 25, 1941 at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 19 days. As a small child, she came to Nodaway county, Mo., with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Engle. She came to Taylor county in 1871. She was married to Haskell Avitt in the year 1871. Five children were born to this union. She was left a widow in 1881. In 1889 she was married to James E. Allen, with whom she lived more than 50 years. A daughter was born to this union. One daughter, Jessie, preceded her mother in death.
The surviving are: -- her husband, James E. Allen and the following children and other relatives: Mrs. Nellie Allen, Clearfield; Haskell Avitt, of Creston; Emmett C. Avitt of Tekamah, Neb.; James I. Avitt of Los Angeles; and Mrs. Matt Evans of St. Joseph, Mo.; besides many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild—besides a host of friends and neighbors.
She became a member of the Christian Church of Clearfield many years ago.
Mrs. Allen was a typical pioneer woman—she was a loving wife and mother, and for the past few years has been a faithful companion to her husband, who is totally blind. She is known throughout this community and will be greatly missed by her neighbors and friends.
The funeral services were conducted in the Church of Christ by the pastor, W. W. Coverdale, with interment in the Clearfield Cemetery.
The following were the pallbearers: J. D. Barrans, Joseph Baxter, Eugene Baxter, Bert Lyddon, Ralph Green and Frank Green.



[ANDERSON, JOHN HARVEY]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 16, 1942
H. Anderson Killed Today
Harvey Anderson, about 40, auctioneer and farmer, was instantly killed about six o'clock this morning when he was struck by lightning at his home three miles northeast of New Market.
As reported here, Anderson had been doing chores near the dwelling. When he failed to return for breakfast, his wife investigated and found him dead in a nearby lot.
Surviving are his widow and four children.

[ANDERSON, JOHN HARVEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 23, 1942
Harvey Anderson, 40, was killed by lightning at his home north of New Market Thursday morning. The lightning struck the barn, killing Mr. Anderson and one of four horses in the barn.

[ANDERSON, JOHN HARVEY]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 23, 1942
Anderson Rites Held Saturday
Funeral services were Saturday from the New Market Christian church for Harvey Anderson, 42, farmer and auctioneer, who was killed April 16 by a lightning bolt.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. C. M. Eppard and burial was in Old Memory cemetery.
Surviving are his widow, five children, Deloris of Clarinda, Harold, Lois, Arlene and Donna Lee, all of New Market; a brother, Harry of Woodward, Iowa, his sister, Mrs. Elbert Miller of New Market and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Anderson.

[ANDERSON, JOHN HARVEY]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 30, 1942
Harvey Anderson – John Harvey Anderson, second son of Ruben and Ada Maxwell Anderson, was born July 12, 1900, in Mason township, Taylor county, Iowa, and died April 16, 1942, at the age of 41 years, nine months and four days. His entire life has been spent in Taylor county and the New Market vicinity.
He followed his chosen occupation of farming all his life but for the past several years he has been active as an auctioneer and last summer was graduated from the Bradley Auctioneer School at Nashville, Tenn.
On June 29, 1921, he was married to Glacile McAlpin and to this union five children were born: Deloris of Clarinda, Harold, Lois, Arlene and Donna Lee, the latter three of whom have been cared for by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Anderson, since the death of the mother, who died five years ago.
On November 26, 1941, Mr. Anderson was married to Ferne Farnham of Gravity. They immediately established their home north of New Market, only to have it broken by death after less than five months of wedded life.
At an early age Mr. Anderson united with the Christian church at New Market where his church interests were still centered.
Surviving are his wife; the children and parents; a brother, Harry, of Woodward, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Elbert Miller of New Market.
Funeral services were Saturday afternoon, April 18, from the New Market Christian church with the Rev. C. M. Eppard in charge of the rites. Burial was in Old Memory cemetery.

[ASH, MARY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 13, 1941
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Ash and Mrs. L. Guy Young and two daughters, of Bedford, were called to Coburg, Ontario, Canada, last week by the death of Mr. Ash's sister, Miss Mary Ash.

[BAILEY, EMMA DORA CLAYTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 12, 1941
The Platte river flood on Monday caused two deaths by drowning. . . .
Mrs. Charles Bailey, 65, of Clearfield or Diagonal, was drowned Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock when, with six of her relatives, an attempt was made to reach high ground in a wagon from a high steel bridge where they had been marooned since early morning. About 200 foot of racing flood, waist deep, separated the marooned party from high ground when the attempt was made. Upon leaving the bridge one horse stepped into a hole or off the grade and pulled the other horse and wagon with it. Mrs. Bailey was thrown among the floundering horses and was not seen afterwards. The other six parties were rescued. The daily papers state they were carried as far as two or three miles down the river.
It is the report that the body of Mrs. Bailey was recovered Monday night near the point where she was last seen.
With Mrs. Bailey were her daughter, Mrs. Earl Clayton and husband, and her grandchildren, Beverly and Jimmie Clayton, aged 13 and 8, and Mrs. Earl Clayton Stutesman and husband.
(The above relationship is according to the Des Moines Register. Those who ought to know say Mrs. Stutesman was a daughter of Mrs. Bailey and Earl Clayton was a cousin of the deceased.)

[BAILEY, EMMA DORA CLAYTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, June 12, 1941
Mrs. C. A. Bailey Loses Her Life in the Platte River on Monday Afternoon
This whole community was shocked Monday afternoon by a report that seven people had been carried off the highway into the Platte this side of the Diagonal Road bridge, out east about four miles. It was quickly known that all were accounted for except Mrs. Emma Bailey, wife of Chas. A. Bailey, whose home was just a little west of the river.
Two women and a boy sat in a tree a hundred yards from the place where spilled. A boat was taken out from Clearfield to take them away. They managed to wade out. Mrs. Bailey's body was not recovered until about 11 that night, nine hours later.
The heavy rain of the night had brought the river to overflow state about 7 a. m. when Earl Clayton and wife and their sons James and Beverly, started by wagon and drove east toward the river. They called Mr. and Mrs. Bailey to come along to see the river. Mr. Bailey was busy but Mrs. Bailey went along—and right next live Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stutesman. Mrs. Stutesman went with the party which reached the bridge but went no farther. They looked over the scene. Mr. Stutesman joined them, having to wade the current this side of the bridge. Now they discovered that the water had risen a foot since they drove through it, so concluded to just stay on the bridge. They did so until after two p. m.
The river, at the crest, flowed across the road in a stream perhaps a hundred yards wide and nearly three feet deep at deepest place. When the water had gone down by four inches, they sent James Clayton to wade out. He did so, through 30 inches of water and the party thought that they then might safely come out by wagon.
There were in the wagon Earl Clayton and Earl Stutesman—their wives—Mrs. Bailey and the lad, Beverly Clayton. The water would not have carried the wagon off the grade, but the horses could not be kept from turning with the rapid current and soon all went over and off southward. A creek comes into the river parallel with the highway and all seem to have been rushed across this and on into the field where the water was from 4 to 6 feet deep. Everyone might have been drowned but the men helped and directed the two women and the boy to a tree where they clung to branches till they could be lifted to firm seats in the refuge. The horses were drowned very near to where they went over. Mrs. Stutesman last saw her mother clinging to the wagon box. The boat was manned all afternoon and many swimmers were in the water searching—searching. Hours went by. The water slowly receded. But at dark no results.
The wagon box landed maybe 60 rods from the road. It was found, examined and turned over more than once, while water was deep around it. Then at 11 p. m.—the search still followed up by flashlights, a son of Flay Young, of Diagonal, found the body two steps from the wagon box.
How long Mrs. Bailey managed to cling to the floating box will never be known for she was not seen very long after the accident.
About midnight, water ceased to run across the highway.
Mrs. Bailey was a Clayton and six sisters and four brothers survive her. She had one daughter—Mrs. Earl Stutesman—and also three sons. She had many grandchildren and one great grand.
The bereaved husband and the children and every other relative, have the sympathy of all who knew the deceased.

[BAILEY, EMMA DORA CLAYTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, June 19, 1941
Emma Clayton, daughter of Jesse and Jennie Clayton, was born on a farm near Clearfield, Iowa, on March 25, 1880.
She grew to womanhood in and near Clearfield and on November 28, 1900 she was united in marriage with Charles A. [sa] Bailey of Diagonal, Iowa.
They established their home on the old Bailey homestead near Platte River where they resided until her accidental death June 9, 1941.
To them were born four children, Opal Stutesman of Diagonal, Iowa, Merrill Bailey of Clearfield, Ross Bailey of Thayer and Lee Bailey of Clearfield.
She was the eldest of thirteen children, two of whom, together with her parents, preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her passing besides the devoted husband and children, four brothers and six sisters:
Elmer Clayton of Edgeley, North Dak.; Charley Clayton of Clearfield, Iowa; Arthur Clayton of Diagonal, Iowa; John Clayton of Akron, Ohio; Bertie Pointer of Detroit, Michigan; Ethel Porter of Des Moines, Iowa; Marie Reed of Osceola, Iowa; Jessie Williams and Nellie Lawhead of Leon, Iowa; Myrtle Palmer of Clearfield, Iowa.
Also eight grandchildren and one great grandson, many other relatives and a host of friends.
On November 29, 1925 she united with the Methodist Church of Clearfield, Iowa, of which she remained a consistent member until her death, being interested in all church activities, especially the Missionary Society. She was also interested in many community and civic affairs and clubs. A good wife, mother, friend and neighbor has gone from among us. She will be missed by many and her place can never be filled, but she has justly earned the reward of heaven and we are assured that she will receive the commendation of "Well done good and faithful servant, enter now into the joy of the Lord."
I know not heaven's geography,
    Not a mansion or a street;
But heaven's anywhere I'm sure,
    The soul and God may meet.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 on Thursday, the 12th, in Clearfield Methodist church, the pastor, Rev. McKenzie officiating. There was a congregation that much exceeded the seating capacity of the church. Floral offerings were very beautiful and amazing quantity and variety. The singing was by a men's quartet. Interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery.

[BAILEY, LINDLEY "LYNN", 1846 – 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 27, 1941
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Lindley Bailey died at Stewart March 14, aged 70 years.

[BAILEY, MARY CREW]
Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Monday, October 16, 1933
Bailey, Mrs. Mary C. – Died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orin E. Bates, 3009 Holdrege street. She was 85 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bates, a son, J. Earl Bailey of Lincoln, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She had been a resident of Lincoln for eleven years and was a member of Epworth M. E. church. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Splain, Schnell & Griffiths, with Rev. J. J. Sheaff officiating. Miss Margaret Jane Kummel will sing, with Mrs. J. P. Holcomb at the organ.

[BAILEY, MARY CREW]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1933
Mrs. Mary Bailey, widow of Lynn Bailey, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bates, in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 15, according to a card received by Mrs. J. S. Kennedy. She had been under the care of a nurse for four and a half years. Funeral services were held at Lincoln on Thursday of last week and burial at Stuart, Ia., by the side of the husband, on Sunday, October 22. The Bailey family formerly lived on the farm west of town now occupied by A. G. Starkey, leaving here in 1896 or 1897.

[BAIRD, MARIAN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1941
Relatives received word yesterday of the death of Miss Marian Baird, daughter of Dean Baird, of Idaho, who was recently reported in an automobile accident in which her companion was killed. Miss Baird never regained consciousness. – Redding Herald

[BEAN, MYRTLE MAY NAIL]
Long Beach Sun (Long Beach, California), Tuesday, February 18, 1941
Myrtle M. Bean – Mrs. Myrtle May Bean, 61, of 4245 East Sixth Street, died yesterday at her home after a three-week illness. She was born in Grant City, Mo., and came to California in 1903, living in Fresno until coming to Long Beach in 1920. She was a member of Belmont Heights Methodist Church and active in Sunday School and Ladies' Aid work of the church.
Surviving her are the widower, Harry C. Bean; a son, Raymond C. Bean, Long Beach; her mother, Mrs. Martha Nail, Long Beach; a sister, Mrs. Frank Herrold, Los Angeles; a brother, O. H. Nail, Fresno and three grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. in the chapel of J. J. Mottell, Inc. Rev. Royal H. Reisner of Belmont Height Methodist Church and Rev. Arthur L. Nagel of First Methodist Church, Alhambra, will officiate. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena.

[BEAN, MYRTLE MAY NAIL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1941
Mrs. Harry Bean Dead
Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Harry Bean at her home in Long Beach, California, February 17. Mrs. Bean was formerly Miss Myrtle Nail and with her husband were former Blockton residents, moving from here some 38 to 40 years ago.

[BIRD, ANDREW VANCE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1941
A. [ndrew] V. [ance] Bird, father of Mrs. J. R. Morris of this place, died at his home at Rea, Missouri, Wednesday night of last week at the age of 79 years. Funeral services were held Saturday and burial was at Savannah.

[BIRD, ANDREW VANCE]
King City Chronicle (King City, Missouri), Friday, November 28, 1941
Funeral for Vance Bird
Vance Bird, a former King City resident of many years ago, but of late living near Rea, Mo., passed away November 19. While living here, he married Jennie Hoar, then a schoolteacher in the King City public schools.
The following obituary was sent to The Chronicle:
Andrew Vance Bird, son of George Washington and Mary Elizabeth Bird, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, July 2, 1862 and departed this life November 19, 1941 at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 17 days and was the last of a family of ten children.
He moved with his parents to Missouri in 1870 and located near Salem, Dent county. At the age of fifteen he came to King City, Missouri.
September 14, 1897, he was united in marriage with Jennie M. Hoar. Two children blessed this union, Mrs. J. R. Morris of Blockton, Iowa and W. D. Bird of Stockton, California.
In 1893, at Beatrice, Nebraska, he confessed his faith in Christ and became a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the P. and W. O. W. Lodges at King City, Missouri.
In April 1903, he moved his family to the W. D. Hoar farm where they resided until October 11, 1919, when they moved to Rea. September [?] 1934, they moved to their present home south of Rea.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, children and one grandson, Charles Vance Bird, of Stockton, California. He was faithful in performing all duties conferred upon him and lived a clean, upright life, being a devoted father and a loving husband.
The funeral services were held from the Rea church Saturday, November 22nd, at two o'clock. Rev. Martin H. Keast of the Methodist church of Savannah was in charge. Mrs. Fred Crawford sang.
The casket bearers were Carl Owens, Ed Crawford, Raymond Crawford, Oscar Hunt, Wm. H. Ora and Nola Rodecker. Interment was made in the Savannah cemetery.





[BRADLEY, BRUCE BRYAN]
Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, January 15, 1942
Bruce Bradley Dies In Shenandoah Tues.
Bruce Bradley, 43, of this city, died unexpectedly Tuesday, at Shenandoah. News of his sudden death came as a great shock to people of this community, in which he was well and favorably known. While he had not been in his usual health the past year, he continued at his work and no one realized how serious his condition was.
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Christian church at 1 o'clock, Rev. Ben W. Sinderson in charge, and burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.
Bruce Bryan Bradley, fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Bradley of Bedford, was born near Siam on Dec. 10, 1898. He grew to manhood in this community and was a graduate of the Bedford high school. Although his work had taken him to Des Moines and Shenandoah, where he was employed at the time of his death by the Internal Revenue Department of the State of Iowa, he has maintained his permanent residence at the parental home.
He became a member of the Christian church in Bedford during the ministry of the Rev. W. E. Robb.
He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Byron Rhodes of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. R. C. Snodgrass of Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, Ray Bradley of Chicago, Glade Bradley of St. Louis, and Claire Bradley of DeSoto, Mo. A fourth brother, Dale Bradley, was a casualty in the First World War.
Bruce Bradley had a wide acquaintance in his community and was beloved and respected by his many friends.

[BRIDGER, PAUL OWEN]
Long Beach Sun (Long Beach, California), Tuesday, February 11, 1941
Paul O. Bridger – Paul O. Bridger of 2746 East Second Street died yesterday at his home. He was born in Albion, Idaho and lived most of his life in Jerome, Idaho, from where he came to Long Beach in 1929. He was employed as an oil worker in the local field.
Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Goldie Wright Bridger; four brothers, Virgil Bridger, Compton; James, of Bakersfield; John, of Jerome, Idaho and Tennison Bridger, Fresno.
The funeral will be directed by J. J. Mottell, Inc.

[BRIDGER, PAUL OWEN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 20,1941
Paul Bridger Dead
Word was received here last week from Long Beach, California, announcing the death of Paul Bridger, husband of the former Miss Golda Wright of this place.

[CREPS, OWEN]
Iowa South-West (Bedford, Iowa), Saturday, February 20, 1875
Fatal Accident.
Owen Creps, a son of G. W. Creps of Nodaway township, this county, was killed on last Saturday while out hunting by the accidental discharge of the Enfield rifle he was carrying. The young man was about seventeen years old and accustomed to hunting. The last seen of him alive he was carrying the rifle across his shoulder with muzzle foremost. This was just before noon. In the evening, as Thomas Moore, Samuel Laport and Daniel Marsh were going to a grange meeting they found his lifeless body near the roadside. Some four inches of snow was on the ground and in his struggles, he had scattered and beaten down the snow for more than a rod around him. By the blood he was tracked some thirty rods where the gun was found with the hammer in the ice. He had evidently fallen forward while his gun was on shoulder, as above stated, throwing the breech forward the hammer had struck the ice, discharging the gun. The load passed into his body at the thigh, ranging upwards. With this deadly and terrible wound, he had sufficient presence of mind to try to reach the public road and nearly succeeded, when his death struggles began. He was an only son, and his death has a very depressing effect on his mother, who was already in failing health. The funeral was largely attended on Monday. The accident happened in the edge of Dallas township. It is a sad blow to the family, who were largely dependent upon the young man's labor for support."
[Note: Reprinted in Nodaway Democrat, Maryville, Missouri, March 11, 1875.]

[CROWLEY, WILLIAM SAMPSON]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Friday, September 5, 1941
William Crowley is Dead
Funeral of Retired Farmer Will Be Sunday at Savannah
Services for William S. [ampson] Crowley, seventy-six years old, who died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, Grover Crowley, on the west Savannah road, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Federated Methodist Church in Savannah. The Rev. Martin Keast and the Rev. J. C. Jones of Plattsburg will officiate. The body is at the Heaton-BeGole & Bowman funeral home and will be taken to the family home tomorrow morning. It will lie in state at the church Sunday from 1:30 o'clock until the time of the funeral.
Mr. Crowley was a retired farmer and had lived in the Savannah community for forty years. He was born in Linn County, Ore. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Methodist church.
Besides the son at whose home he died, he is survived by three brothers, Samuel W. Crowley, J. C. Crowley and Thomas W. Crowley, all of St. Joseph; three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Phillips and Mrs. Mary C. Mooers of St. Joseph and Mrs. Mabel I. Peters of Wilmar, Cal.; three grandchildren and a great grandchild.

[CROWLEY, WILLIAM SAMPSON]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Saturday, September 6, 1941
William S. Crowley funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Federated Methodist Church at Savannah. The Rev. Martin Keast and the Rev. Frank J. Maple of Savannah and the Rev. J. C. Jones of Plattsburg will officiate, and burial will be in Savannah Cemetery. The body is at the Heaton-BeGole & Bowman funeral home and will be taken to the family home near Savannah today. It will lie in state for an hour preceding the service.

[CROWLEY, WILLIAM SAMPSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, September 11, 1941
William S. [ampson] Crowley (a resident of Blockton vicinity back in the closing years of the last century when his brother-in-law, H. E. Mooers, was trying as editor of the News to get people to quit their cussedness and sprout wings) died Thursday at the home of a son near Savannah at the age of 76 years. His sister, Mrs. Mary C. Mooers, now resides in St. Joseph.

[CURLEY, JAMES BERNARD "JIM"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 15, 1941
J. B. Curley – James Bernard Curley, the youngest son of John and Anna Curley, was born at Hutchinson, Kansas, April 23, 1880 and died May 9, 1941, at the home of his nephew, James Kenneth Curley, at King City, Mo.
In his infancy he was christened in the Catholic faith and was a believer of this faith throughout his lifetime.
He was married to Nancy E. Harding March 18, 1913. Mrs. Curley preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 1936.
He was the youngest of 8 children, all who have preceded him in death, except two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Link of Blockton and Mrs. Kate Drummins of Oskaloosa, Kansas. He lived practically all his life in this community. Besides his two sisters he leaves a large number of other relatives and friends who will miss him sadly.
Funeral services and burial at Honey Grove Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Cunningham.



[DAILEY, MERLE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1940
Merle Daley, 14, son of of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Daley of Mount Ayr and freshman quarterback on the Mount Ayr high school football team, fell dead on the playing field Thursday afternoon just after he had called the signals for the next play. The team had made two plays, forward passes, after the lad had contacted anyone in scrimmage. An examination showed no injuries. His death was the first football fatality in Iowa for the season.

[DAILEY, MERLE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1940
Merle Daley, the Mount Ayr high school boy who dropped dead last week while in a practice game, was a nephew of Mrs. G. R. Williams of this place.

[DAVIS, ROLLIN]
Iowa South-West (Bedford, Iowa), Saturday, February 27, 1875
Tragical Death. Rollin Davis Commits Suicide. Laudanum & Opium His Instruments.
Thursday morning Rollin Davis, of Bedford, died from the effects of laudanum and opium taken the day before, with the intent to commit suicide. During Wednesday he purchased at Dr. Connett's Drug Store a large dose of opium and also at Hornback & Redmon's Drug store an ounce of laudanum. He went to his residence on Main street (the Dr. Hadley property) and took the deadly poisons. Dr. King, Connett and Randolph were summoned and used all means possible to save the life of the determined man. He resisted them and would swallow nothing, declaring his intention to kill himself and cursed the physicians for attempting to frustrate his intent. In the evening the deadly stupor came on from which he never awoke, dying 6 o'clock in the morning.
He leaves a wife and little girl who receive much sympathy. Davis is well known in this and adjoining counties as an Insurance agent and general confidence man. He was about 32 years of age and regarded as a dangerous citizen, having been concerned in several land transactions in this vicinity that proved him anything but an honest man. His last speculation of this kind took place in Nodaway county, Missouri a few days ago and in another column will be found the particulars as related by the Maryville Republican of last week.
Here where he is known, his death occasions but few regrets, for he had come to be regarded as a man to be feared. It is currently reported as one of the causes of the rash act that his wife had determined to live with him no longer and this is probably correct, as it is known that she was a very industrious dress maker and received but little sympathy or support from her husband.
Yet his desire to escape from the troubles that were upon him for the Missouri swindle no doubt also urged him on. It is said that for several weeks he has had the air of one partly insane and it is generally believed that insanity had finally full possession of his mind.
On yesterday the funeral took place, and Rollin Davis, a man with intelligence sufficient to have been an honor to himself and the community, but who was led on to a suicidal death by circumstances he wove around himself, received the last rites of earth.

 

[DILLEY, MURRAY B., JR.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 21, 1941
Capt. Murray B. Dilley, Jr., Dead
Capt. Murray B. Dilley, Jr., of Kansas City and a former Blockton boy, was among the eleven Americans killed in the second plane crash in England last week which killed 21 airmen. The first plane crash on Sunday of the week killed 22 airmen, 7 of them Americans. The second crash occurred Thursday under similar circumstances as the first. Both planes were returning airmen to America to fly bombers back to the R. A. F. Capt. Dilley leaves a wife and three daughters, aged 3, 5 and 7.

[EWART, ALLIE MAY KING]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1941
Mrs. James Ewart died at a Denver, Colorado [hospital], Friday, March 7, at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Ewart was formerly Miss Allie King, daughter of John King, pioneer resident of the Gay Center neighborhood. Mrs. Ewart was buried beside her husband at Yuma, Colorado.

[FREDERICK, CHARLES RUFUS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 23, 1942
Charles Frederick Dead
The body of Charles Frederick was brought here for burial in the cemetery at Tent Chapel Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian church at 2 o'clock.

 

[FREDERICK, CHARLES RUFUS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 30, 1942
Charley Frederick – Chorley Frederick, son of Perry and Sarah Frederick, was born at London Mills, Ill., April 23, 1872 and died near Corning April 17, 1942.
He was married to Wilmina Ridge, daughter of Thompson and Catherine Ridge, April 2, 1899. To this union 8 children were born, Elva, Alfred, Truman, Vane, Johnie, Viola, Adola, and Angie. All are living except Angie who died in infancy. He is also survived by his wife, 6 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. C. King, Bedford, and a brother, Walter, of Sheridan, Mo.
Rev. Harry K. Rogers conducted the funeral services at the Blockton Christian church. Burial was at Tent Chapel cemetery.

[FULLER, AMY ELLEN LYNCH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 27, 1941
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Mrs. Amy Fuller, mother of K. L. Fuller, died in Kansas City March 28 at the age of 69 years.

[FULLER, AMY ELLEN LYNCH]
Hutchinson Gazette (Hutchinson, Kansas), Thursday, March 30, 1916
Mrs. A. E. Fuller Dead
Mrs. A. [my] E. [llen] Fuller, mother of Mrs. R. C. Layman, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dixon, in Kansas City, of heart trouble. The attack was very sudden, and the death is a great shock to the family.
Mrs. Fuller has many warm friends made through a residence of some time here and renewed in a recent visit to Mrs. Layman. The latter is too ill to go to Kansas City. The funeral will be at Arlington, though the time is not set as yet nor arrangements completed.
Mrs. Fuller's death makes the second bereavement suffered by the family within a few weeks for Mr. Layman's mother passed away about two weeks ago.

[FULLER, AMY ELLEN LYNCH]
Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas), Thursday, March 30, 1916
Mrs. A. E. Fuller Dead. Passed Away at Home of Daughter in Kansas City, Tuesday.
The children of Mrs. A. [my] E. [llen] Fuller who died Tuesday evening at Kansas City at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Velma Dixon, will bring her body to Hutchinson this evening and the funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Layman at 307 Twelfth avenue east. Interment at the Arlington cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Fuller came to Kansas in 1887 and made her home at Arlington until the past few years which she has spent with her children. She had visited often here with Mrs. Layman and was well known here.
She is survived by the following children, Mrs. G. L. Egbert, Enid, Okla.; Mrs. J. D. Boone, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. R. C. Layman of Hutchinson; Mrs. E. G. Dawson, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. J. H. Hejams [James], Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Velma Dixon, Kansas City, Mo.; K. O. [L.] Fuller of Bluffton [Blockton], Ia.; D. E. Fuller of Arlington and Dr. S. S. Fuller of Idaho Falls, Idaho; the children except the last named will be here for the funeral.

 

[FULLER, AMY ELLEN LYNCH]
Hutchinson Gazette (Hutchinson, Kansas), Friday, March 31, 1916
Funeral of Mrs. Fuller.
Services at the Layman Home at 10:00 O'Clock—Burial at Arlington.
Funeral services will be conducted this morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs. R. C. Layman, 307 Twelfth avenue east, for her mother, Mrs. A. E. Fuller, whose death occurred at Kansas City, Wednesday. Dr. J. W. Abel will be in charge of the services. The remains will be taken to Arlington for interment and services will be held there at 2 o'clock.
The body arrived last evening and was accompanied from Kansas City by Mrs. Velma Dixon, Mrs. S. E. Fuller and son, K. L. Fuller, of Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. James, of Des Moines, Mrs. E. G. Dawson of Kansas City, daughters of the deceased. Other children here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Layman are Mrs. J. D. Boone, who came from Colorado Springs yesterday with Mr. Boone, D. E. Fuller of Arlington, Mrs. G. L. Egbert of Enid, Okla., another daughter, came with Mr. Egbert yesterday. The only child not here is Dr. S. S. Fuller, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

[FULLER, HUGH LESLIE]
Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, California), Thursday, November 14, 1940
Fuller – In this city, November 13, 1940, Hugh Leslie Fuller, husband of Clara E. Fuller, father of Mrs. Elmer Schooler of Kansas, Mrs. Jack Lycan of Los Angeles, Mrs. Clarence Terra, Hugh L., Jr., Robert L. and Sarah R. Fuller of Sacramento, son of Sarah W. and the late Leslie K. Fuller, brother of Mrs. Lester Hubbard of Iowa, Leland Fuller of Oklahoma, Mrs. Earl Konkler of Redding, Mrs. Nellie Goldsberry and Aimee Fuller of San Francisco; a native of Iowa, aged 49 years, 8 months and 29 days. Friends are welcome at the parlors of Harry A. Nauman & Son, 2021 Twenty Eighth Street. Future notice of funeral.
[Note: The same notice was published in the Sacramento Bee, November 15, 1940.]

[FULLER, HUGH LESLIE]
Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, California), Friday, November 15, 1940
Fuller - Fuller – In this city, November 13, 1940, Hugh Leslie Fuller, husband of Clara E. Fuller, father of Mrs. Elmer Schooler of Kansas, Mrs. Jack Lycan of Los Angeles, Mrs. Clarence Terra, Hugh L., Jr., Robert L. and Sarah R. Fuller of Sacramento, son of Sarah W. and the late Leslie K. Fuller, brother of Mrs. Lester Hubbard of Iowa, Leland Fuller of Oklahoma, Mrs. Earl Konkler of Redding, Mrs. Nellie Goldsberry and Aimee Fuller of San Francisco; a native of Iowa, aged 49 years, 8 months and 29 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 P. M. from the chapel of Harry A. Nauman & Son, 2021 Twenty Eight Street. Interment Sacramento Memorial Cemetery.

[FULLER, HUGH LESLIE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 28, 1940
Hugh Fuller Dead
Hugh Fuller, a resident of this section for a few years several years ago, died at Sacramento, California, November 13, after an illness of ten weeks, at the age of 49 years. Besides his wife he leaves six children.

[GARARD, JAMES CORBLY "CORB," 1870 - 1915]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1940
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Corb Garard died at his home near Maloy Dec. 3, at the age of 45 years.

[GOFF, ABNER]
Worth County Times (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, May 10, 1916
Abner Goff, son of Ludell Goff, was born in Worth County, Mo., June 3, 1858 and died in Ringgold County, Ia., May 2, 1916, aged 57 years, 10 months and 29 days. He was united in marriage to Martha Caroline Clayton July 24, 1875. To this union ten children were born. Five of them died in infancy and five are living, as follows: Arthur A. Goff, residing near Grant City; Oscar S. Goff, Ord, Nebraska; Clarence Howard Goff, Des Moines, Iowa; Elva H. and Herbert L. Goff, who are at home. He also leaves his companion and two brothers and one sister: D. R. Goff, Worth County; John O. Goff, Princeton, Kansas; Mrs. Nettie Ridge, also of Kansas. He also leaves six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were conducted from the church at Honey Grove by Challie E. Graham on May 4, 1916, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.
The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in this hour of sorrow. May they look to Him who cares for even the sparrows when they fall, and may they be guided of Him to the Home above, where all tears shall be wiped away.
[Note: The same obituary was also published in the Worth County Times of May 11, 1916.]

[GOFF, ABNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 15, 1941
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Abner Goff died May 2 at the age of 57 years.

[GOLDIZEN, EMMA OCTAVIA SPENCER]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, November 25, 1941
GOLDIZEN – Emma O., aged 82 years, passed away Nov. 22. Her remains are at the H. O. Sidenfaden & Son Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2:00 p. m., Rev. E. L. Robison officiating. Interment, Mt. Mora Cemetery. Friends invited.

[GOLDIZEN, EMMA OCTAVIA SPENCER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 27, 1941
Mrs. J. P. Goldizen Dead
Following a several weeks illness Mrs. Emma O. [ctavia] Goldizen died Saturday at the home of her son, George E. Goldizen, 3502 Penn Street, St. Joseph, Mo., at the age of 82 years. Her husband, the late J. P. Goldizen, preceded her in death six weeks ago on October 11 at the age of 89 years. Besides the son she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Stanfield, of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Eben Spencer of Davenport, Ia.; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Robinson of the Huffman Memorial Methodist church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial in Mount Mora cemetery.

[GOLDIZEN, JOHN PARKER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 16, 1941
J. P. Goldizen Dead
John Parker Goldizen, a former resident of Blockton for a number of years, moving to St. Joseph about thirty years ago, died at the home of his son, George E. Goldizen, 3402 Penn street, St. Joseph, Saturday at the age of 89 years. Mr. Goldizen was a native of Cedar Rapids, this state. After moving to St. Joseph, he was in the employee of the C. H. Nold Lumber company for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Goldizen and a son and daughter, George E. of St. Joseph and Mrs. Pauline Stanfield of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday by Rev. E. L. Robison and burial was in Mount Mora Cemetery.





[GRACE, FRED]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 31, 1941
Fred Grace Dies At Home July 25
Fred Grace, 59, died at his home near Sheridan, Mo., Friday, July 25. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home in Bedford at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ben W. Sinderson of the Bedford Church of Christ. Burial was in the Sheridan cemetery.

[GRACE, FRED]
Taylor County Herald (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1941
Fred Grace – Fred Grace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grace, was born near Sheridan, Mo., July 17, 1882 and died July 24, 1941 at the age of 59 years, seven days.
In 1913 he was united in marriage to Anna McKee and to this union were born five children, two of whom preceded him in death, Vera Virginia in 1939 and Vivian Maxine in infancy.
Left to mourn his passing are wife; three sons, Ora of Blockton, Jessie of Sheridan, Mo., and Raleigh of Bell, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. William Hayes of Bedford and Mrs. Marion Hawkins of El Monte, Calif., a brother Clark of Bedford; two grandchildren, together with a host of relatives and friends.
He was a kind and loving husband, father and will be greatly missed by all.

[GRACE, JANE ELIZABETH SIGMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 14, 1929
Jane Elizabeth Sigman – Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and Eliza Sigman, was born in Ohio March 5th, 1852 and passed away at her home in Bedford, Iowa, February 4th, 1929, aged 76 years and 11 months. On October 13th, 1870, she was united in marriage to Jesse Grace in Monmouth, Illinois, living there until 1879. They then moved on their farm in Taylor County, living there until 1913 when they moved to Sheridan, Mo. and retired from their active work. Her companion departed this life on November 13, 1914. To them seven children were born, 3 boys and 4 girls. Three having passed on. The remaining children, Mrs. Lena Hayes of Lenox, Ora Hawkins of Bedford, Clark and Fred Grace of Sheridan, Mo., were all present at her death bed, trying to give all the comfort and relief to her sufferings. She was united with the Episcopal church when a young girl and remained so until eight years ago when she united with the Christian church of Bedford. Owing to advanced years she enjoyed the quietness of her own rather going in social life. She moved to Bedford in 1918 in order to be near her daughters. She was a kind and loving mother and will be sadly missed. She leaves to mourn her departure four children, thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were held at Wednesday morning, conducted Christian church at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. C. Harris, assisted by Rev. C. M. Crowell. Interment was made at Sheridan, Mo.

[GRACE, NORA LULA KERNS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 16, 1964
Obituary – Nora Lula Kerns
Nora Lula Kerns, daughter of Joe and Carrie Barton Kerns, was born June 28, 1899 at Gravity, Iowa, and passed away at her home in Clearfield, Ia., Dec. 28, 1963 at the age of 64 years and six months.
She was raised in Taylor county and at an early age was united with the Calvary Methodist Church.
On Feb. 8, 1919 she was united in marriage to Elmo Grace. They farmed southwest of Clearfield for a number of years after which they moved to Clarinda, Ia., spending several years there.
From Clarinda they went to Toledo, Ohio, where they lived 15 years before returning to Clearfield in 1959.
Her parents, two brothers, Fred and Harry, and a sister, Amy, preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Elmo; four brothers and three sisters, Walter of Creston, Roy of Sharpsburg, Guy of Clarinda and Harold of Clearfield; Mrs. Ruby Atkins of Mt. Etna, Mrs. Nellie Huber of Diagonal and Mrs. Helen O'Neal of Yuton, Nebr., other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Clearfield Methodist Church with the Rev. Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.

[GRACE, VERA VIRGINIA]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 26, 1939
SHERIDAN - Vera Grace Dies. Was Member of Senior Class of the Sheridan High School
Vera Virginia Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grace, passed away Thursday night, Jan. 10 at the home northwest of Sheridan after a short illness with pneumonia. She was 17 years of age and a senior in the Sheridan high school.
She is survived by her parents; by three brothers, one in California, one at Blockton and the other at home; and by her grandmother, Mrs. Joseph McKee of Sheridan. One sister preceded her in death.

[GRACE, WILLIAM JACKSON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 30, 1950
Obituary – Wm. J. Grace
Wm. J. [ackson] Grace was born at New Sharon, Iowa, August 19, 1873 and died in Toledo, Ohio, Mar. 21, 1950 at the age of 76 years, 7 months, 2 days. He received his education at New Sharon and chose farming as his occupation. He was married to Jennie Mae Shaffer of New Sharon on Jan. 31, 1894. In 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Grace located on a farm southwest of Clearfield.
To them were born three sons, Elmo of Toledo, Homer of Newton, Raymond of Davenport; four daughters, Hazel Lyddon of Clearfield; Edna Clute of Monroe, Mich.; Thelma Petip [Petit] of Newport, Mich., and Ethel, who died in 1925. Besides the six children, there are 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Crew Funeral Home Thursday afternoon. Interment was in the Clearfield cemetery.
The funeral services were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Grace of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Grace of Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Grace and family of Newton, Mrs. Thelma Petip [Petit] and family of Newport, Mich., Mrs. Edna Clute of Monroe, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kerns of Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. H. McLain of New Sharon.





[HARDIN, GEORGE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1936
George Hardin, 88, Dies at Houck Home
George Hardin, 88, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eli Houck east of Bedford, Thursday, Jan. 23.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Carbon, Iowa, near Corning, Sunday afternoon and burial made near there.
George Hardin, son of George and Caroline Hardin, was born in Fayette county, Penn., near Uniontown, July 22, 1847.
He was the eldest of a family of six children. He spent most of his early life in Pennsylvania, where he was married to Miss Sarah S. Dick on Oct. 22, 1874. Shortly after their marriage they came to Lucas county, Iowa; later moving to Carbon, Iowa.
To them were born seven children, four of whom have preceded him in death. Mrs. Hardin died Nov. 19, 1891.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The children are Fred Hardin of Lewistown, Mont., Albert Hardin of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Mrs. Mary Houck of Bedford, with whom he had made his home for the past 29 years.
He was baptised and became a member of the Methodist church of Bedford a short time ago.
He enjoyed excellent health and was very active until the past month, part of which time he was confined to his bed. His mind was very alert, and he kept well versed on current happenings. Most of his time was spent reading the newspapers and his Bible of which he never grew tired. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

[HARDIN, GEORGE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, January 30, 1936
CARBON – Funeral services for George Hardin were held at the M. E. church here Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Overhulser. Mr. Hardin was a resident of Carbon many years but the past 29 years he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eli Houck, near Bedford.

[HARDIN, GEORGE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1936
QUINCY – Late last week word from the Ely Houck home east of Bedford brought to relatives in our midst and at Carbon the death message of Uncle George Hardin, father of Mrs. Houck. Sunday, January 26th, the Ely Houck family brought the form to Carbon church for burial services, conducted by Rev. Overhulser and burial in Oakland cemetery in Quincy beside his departed loved ones. Mr. Hardin lived many years north of Carbon. He was a brother-in-law of Mesdames Reese, Drake and Perks at Carbon and F. S. Dick at Quincy, having many more relatives and friends in this part of Adams Co. Sympathy is offered the bereaved ones.

[HATFIELD, MARIA ANN BUTLER FREEL]
Iowa South-West (Bedford, Iowa), Saturday, March 27, 1875
--Died—March 20, 1875, of typhoid fever, M. [ary] A. [nn], consort of J. [ohn] M. [artin] Hatfield, aged 40 years, 4 months and 18 days. Mrs. Hatfield and family were residing in Page county at the time of her decease but will be remembered as a resident of this county for many years and of this place a part of the time. Her kind heart and amiable disposition won for her a large circle of friends wherever her lot was cast. She was a devoted Christian, a loving mother and a faithful member of the M. E. Church. She leaves a husband and seven children, the youngest only two weeks old, to mourn her loss.
[Note: The first name is given as Mary on her headstone.]

[HERRIOTT, DAVID OLIN]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Monday, February 25, 1963
Olin Herriott Dies at Age 70
D. [avid] Olin Herriott, 70, 1833 Beattie street, died at a St. Joseph hospital this morning after a lengthy illness.
Born in Bedford, Iowa, Mr. Herriott was a retired employe of the Lyons Oil Co., in Wathena, Kan., having worked in the office. He was the son of the late George and Anna Snyder Herriott and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He came to St. Joseph during World War I and for many years was an office employe of John S. Brittain Co.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Harry H. Caldwell, St. Joseph; a brother, Frank Herriott, Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Meierhoffer-Fleeman mortuary pending service arrangements.

[HERRIOTT, DAVID OLIN]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, February 26, 1963
Herriott Rites
Services for D. [avid] Olin Herriott, 70, will be held at 10 Thursday morning at the Meierhoffer-Fleeman chapel, the Rev. Roger E. Williams officiating. Graveside services will be held at 12 Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa, the Rev. John Kerr officiating.
Mr. Herriott, who resided at 1833 Beattie street, died Monday morning at a local hospital.

[HERRIOTT, DAVID OLIN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 28, 1963
Olin Herriott Rites Today
Funeral services for D. [avid] Olin Herriott, 70, former Bedford resident, will be held today (Thurs.) at 10 a. m. in St. Joseph, Mo. at the Meierhoffer-Fleeman mortuary. Mr. Herriott died at a St. Joseph hospital Monday morning after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held in Bedford at 12:00 noon with Rev. John D. Kerr officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.
Born in Bedford, Iowa, Mr. Herriott was a retired employe of the Lyons Oil Co., in Wathena, Kan., having worked in the office. He was the son of the late George and Anna Snyder Herriott and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He came to St. Joseph during World War I and for many years was an office employe of John S. Brittain Co.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Harry H. Caldwell, St. Joseph; a brother, Frank Herriott, Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

[HERRIOTT, FRANCIS RUTHERFORD "FRANK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 29, 1963
Frank Herriott Rites Held Tues.
Funeral services for Frank Herriott (87) were held Tuesday (Aug. 27) in the Bedford Presbyterian church with Rev. John D. Kerr officiating. Mr. Herriott died Aug. 23 at a Clarinda hospital. Interment was in Fairview cemetery, Bedford.

[HERRIOTT, FRANCIS RUTHERFORD "FRANK"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 5, 1963
Final Rites for Frank R. Herriott
Funeral services for Frank R. Herriott were held in the Bedford Presbyterian church August 27 with Rev. John D. Kerr officiating. Mr. Herriott died August 23. Burial was at Fairview cemetery, Bedford.
Included in the service was the following obituary:
Francis Rutherford Herriott, son of George McLean Herriott and Anne M. [atilda] Snyder, was born in Bedford, Taylor county, Iowa, March 30, 1876.
On Jan. 28, 1903 he was married to Lola M. Glassgow. To this union were born four children: Earlyne Shaw, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; George M., Des Moines, Ia.; Frank Jr., Bedford; Marjorie Rankin, Bedford.
Mr. Herriott was a lifelong resident of Taylor county.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin and Olin.
Survivors, besides his wife and children, include a sister, Rosabelle Caldwell, St. Joseph, Mo.; eight grandchildren: Karen Schutawie, Bedford, Garry Rankin, Bedford, Gerry Rankin, Des Moines, Frank Rankin, Omaha, Nebr., Jo Ann Rankin, Harlan, Ia.; George Herriott, Jr., Council Bluffs, Ia.; Danny Rankin and Donna Rankin, Bedford; and one great grandchild.
Mr. Herriott was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church.

[HERRIOTT, GEORGE EDWIN "ED"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 23, 1946
Ed Herriott, 72, Found Dead at Farm
Ed Herriott, 72, was found dead at his leased farm located at the former Harry May home a mile south of Bedford Saturday evening, by a neighbor, Claude Thompson, who went to the farm to investigate after seeing the Herriott car standing at the farm all day.
It is believed Herriott had driven to the farm in the morning, with some cans of buttermilk for his hogs, had parked his car, opened the back end to set out the cans of buttermilk and had climbed over the fence into the hog lot when he dropped to the ground just inside the fence. His body was found there undisturbed about 6:30 that evening by Mr. Thompson.
Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. L. Hufstader. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery. Offices in the courthouse were closed for an hour during the services.
Mr. Herriott had been a lifelong resident of Taylor county and for a number of years engaged in farming at the home place, located northwest of Bedford. Coming to Bedford a number of years ago, Mr. Herriott engaged in the garage business for some time with G. W. Hook in the present location of the Sorenson Chevrolet. Later he was in the car agency business for himself. He also served Taylor county one term as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. H. H. Caldwell of St. Joseph, two brothers, Frank Herriott of Bedford and Olin Herriott of St. Joseph.

[HESS, FRANCIS EUGENE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1972
Last Rites Held Here Apr. 12 for Francis E. Hess
Funeral services for Francis Eugene Hess, 88, of Bedford, lifelong resident of Taylor County, held April 12 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home were conducted by Carl Cummings and Rev. C. Ray McCain. Mr. Hess died April 8, 1972 at Pearl Terrace Manor in Bedford. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.
Francis Eugene Hess, son of Charles Conrad Hess, a native of Baden, Germany, and Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Bedford, Iowa, was born on the old home farm in Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa, near the old Lexington community on April 15, 1883.
On his maternal side he was the grandson of Benj. Lee Johnson, a Revolution War officer, and he was a nephew of Edwin Houck who was one of Bedford's early settlers and who helped to establish and lay out the town of Bedford. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his father operated a general store in Bedford before moving to the farm.
Francis attended school at the Hess School House which was built on his father's farm. Later he spent one year in Indianapolis, Ind., attending school and being treated for polio. On his return to Bedford, he attended the Bedford Public Schools and was especially interested in Latin, astrology and mathematics. Later he attended business college at Chillicothe, Missouri.
In 1900 he became a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church during the Billy Sunday revival meeting.
He worked for a period of time in the Bedford National Bank, and he was manager for the Aetna Life Insurance Company farms located in and adjoining Taylor County for several years. He spent much of his time looking after his own farming interests. He loved the farm, livestock and nature; the birds and animals, the forest and all of the great out of doors.
He was especially kind to little children and elderly people and loved them all.
On October 31, 1916, he was united in marriage in their newly built house, to Edna Iowa Edmundson, daughter of Harvey G. Edmundson and Alice Straight Edmundson. There are no children of this marriage.
Francis was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge and the Za Ga Zig Shrine of Des Moines, Iowa and of the Bedford Past Time Club but had not been able to attend or be active for some time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a small sister, Fannie, sister Ethel (Mrs. Frank Graff), sister Lottie and brothers Chas. B. Hess of Gooding, Idaho and Arthur Hess of Bedford.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife and two sisters, Hope and Florence, both of San Jacinto, Calif.; two nephews, Howard Hess and wife of Hamilton, Montana and Jack Graff and wife of Seward, Nebraska; other relatives and many friends and acquaintances.

[HESS, FRANCIS EUGENE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 20, 1972
Mrs. Wm. A. Skrivan of Bloomfield, Nebr., niece of Mrs. Edna Hess, arrived April 11 to attend the funeral of her uncle Francis Hess. . . .

[HOGUE, JULIA MAUDE JONES THARP NEWTON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, October 30, 1941
DIAGONAL – Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Hogue, 60, who died at her home here after an illness of several months, were held Monday afternoon in the Christian church at Benton at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Hogue is survived by five sons, Truman, Troyl and Thomas Tharp of Ida Grove, J. M. Newton of Carolina and Clyde Hogue of Diagonal; and one daughter, Mrs. Ray Payne of Diagonal; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Merle Baxter and Mrs. Grace Spicer of Clearfield; two brothers, Walter Jones of Cromwell and Milton Jones of Conway; one half-sister, Mrs. Florence Gleason of Billings, Mont.; a stepmother, Mrs. Hattie Lahs of Greeley, Colo. and two stepsisters, Mrs. Clara McFarland of Mt. Ayr and Mrs. Mae Dillenburg of Benton. Burial was in the Marshalltown cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stuart of Jackson, Minn., came Sunday evening to Mt. Ayr and attended funeral services Monday for his cousin, Mrs. Maude Hogue.

[HOGUE, JULIA MAUDE JONES THARP NEWTON]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, October 30, 1941
Mrs. Maud Hogue – Mrs. Maud Hogue, a sister of Mrs. Gene Baxter and of Mrs. Clyde Spicer, died on Saturday, October 25th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Payne, in Diagonal, Iowa. She was about sixty years of age. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, Oct. 27, at Benton, conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Mount Ayr. Burial was in the Marshalltown Cemetery, east of Benton.

[HOGUE, JULIA MAUDE JONES THARP NEWTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1941
Mrs. Maude Hogue died at her home at Diagonal October 25 at the age of 60 years, 9 months and 16 days. She is survived by six children—Mrs. Elizabeth Newton Payne of Diagonal, Truman, Troyl and Thomas Tharp of Ida Grove, J. M. Newton in the United States army at Chester, South Carolina, and Clyde Hogue of Diagonal. Funeral services were held at Benton and burial in the Marshall town cemetery south of Diagonal.



[INGAMELLS, PEARL VIVIAN BEVAN]
Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, Iowa), September 18, 1969
STANLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ingamells attended graveside services for Mrs. Pearl Ingamells at Cascade Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Webster City. Her husband was the late Frank Ingamells, and they were longtime Stanley residents, he having owned and operated the blacksmith shop here for many years. They had one son, Ronald, who preceded his mother in death as also did her husband. She is survived by four grandchildren.






[KIDNEY, MILLIE MYRTLE POE]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, July 16, 1941
Obituary – Kidney
Millie M Poe, daughter of the late John W and Victoria Poe, was born near Washington Center, Harrison county, Mo, Feb 12, 1890, and when a young girl moved with her parents to Nodaway county in 1901. Then to Worth county where she lived her remaining years.
She was united in marriage to Harrison Kidney Feb 20, 1910. To this union was born three children, namely Mrs Opal Pearey of Shenandoah, Ia; Lucille who died at the age of 2 years and Pauline at home.
She united with the Christian church in the year of 1909 at Grant City, Mo and remained a faithful member until her passing. Mrs. Kidney had been in poor health the past four years but was calm and patient through it all. All that loving hands could do was done but to no avail. The grim reaper Death called. She answered the call in the evening of July 12, 1941, at the age of 51 years and 5 months.
She is survived by her husband and two daughters, two sisters, namely Mrs Della Young of Fromberg, Mont and Mrs Mary Wampler of Grant City; one brother, Oliver Poe of Topeka, Kan; one brother, John C who passed away in January of this year; and one aunt, Mrs Sarah Brubaker of Clinton, Mo, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock from the Prugh Funeral Home by Rev Chas F Carrico. A quartet composed of M O Briggs, Mrs. Dysart, Almon Motsinger and Anna Bales with Miss Files at the piano, sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Good Night Here and Good Morning Up There. Pall bearers were Billie and Denton Dean Kidney, Albert Kidney, Billie Jennings, Paul Downing and Joe Ferne Warren.

[KIDNEY, MILLIE MYRTLE POE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 17, 1941
L. H. Kidney and family were in Grant City Monday afternoon attending the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Harrison H. Kidney, who died at her home in that city Saturday night after being an invalid for some five years.

[KING, MARY ISIEPHENE "ISIE" HICKENLOOPER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 19, 1941
Mrs. C. S. King Dead
Mrs. Isie Hickenlooper King died Saturday evening, June 14, at her home at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 14 days.

[KING, MARY ISIEPHENE "ISIE" HICKENLOOPER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 3, 1941
Mrs. Maude Chaney returned home Tuesday morning from Alva, Oklahoma, where she was called by the fatal illness of her sister, Mrs. Icie King. Mrs. Chaney stopped off in Kansas City for a brief visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Hickenlooper.

[KING, MARY ISIEPHENE "ISIE" HICKENLOOPER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 17, 1941
Mary Isiephene King, the daughter of S. B. and Ann E. Hickenlooper, was born near Blockton, Iowa, Dec. 31, 1860. She grew to young womanhood in Taylor county, Iowa and in the year 1879 was united in marriage to Cleveland S. King. To this union three children were born, Gay L. King, Denver, Colo.; Winnie Evans and Alma Glenn Miner, both of Alva, Okla. In 1886 they moved from Iowa to Kiowa, Kansas, remaining there until the opening of the Cherokee Strip where they filed on a claim one and a half miles northwest of Alva.
Mrs. King was the first music teacher in Alva and community and continued to teach until a few years ago.
She was a member of Circle Ruth of the Ladies Missionary society of the Methodist church, where she served as pianist until the time of her death. She had been a member of the Methodist church since early life and affiliated with the Alva Methodist church about eight yeas ago, where she has been an active member until her health failed about two months ago.
She was a very devoted wife and mother and was happiest when she was serving others. She will be greatly missed but the influence of her life will remain in the memories of her family.
Burial was made in the A. O. U. W. cemetery. – Alva, Okla., News







[LUDZ, HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1941
Henry Ludz Buried at Isadora
The body of Henry Ludz was brought here Thursday Morning from his late home in Chicago and taken to the Isadora cemetery for interment, Challie E. Graham conducting services at the grave. Mr. Ludz was a brother-in-law of J. L. Weese of this place, Mrs. Ludz being a sister of Mr. Weese. Those accompanying the body here and coming to attend the burial services, besides Mrs. Ludz, from Chicago, were Alvin Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bowen, Mrs. Alma Bean, Miss Marie Carter and Ted and "Cuy" Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Stimstrom of Holdrege, Nebraska, also attended the services.

[LUDZ, HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1941
Mrs. Henry Ludz, who accompanied the body of her husband here for burial at Isadora last week, went from here to Holdrege, Nebraska, to visit a daughter, Mrs. Al Stimstrom.

[MARTIN, MATHEW]
Nodaway Democrat (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, June 8, 1876
--Says the Worth county Times of last week" "On Tuesday of last week Mathew Martin, formerly a resident of this county, but lately of Taylor county, Iowa, dropped dead whilst in his field plowing. He had started to his work after dinner in apparently good health and from appearances he had plowed about two rounds when death struck him down. He was found on his knees, with his body hanging forward over the plow and the lines grasped tightly in his hands. Two young ladies passed along the field and noticed him in that position but were so badly frightened that they could not give the alarm. Finally, some school children happened along and the two ladies persuaded them to go and see what was the matter with Mr. Martin; they reported him dead. Dr. Reid of Isadora was immediately summoned, but he also pronounced life extinct. The cause of his death was heart disease with which he had been afflicted for several years. . . .

[MCHENRY, MARIA BAUMGARTNER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 18, 1941
Maria Baumgartner was born at Dushore, Sullivan county, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1862, and died at her home in Blockton Dec. 13, 1941, at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.
She was married to Steven Frank McHenry of Dushore, Penn., in Waverly, New York, on August 1, 1891.
Her husband died in the year 1909, after which she lived in Waverly, N. Y., until in February, 1917, when she came to Blockton and made her home with the family of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Kobbe.
Mrs. McHenry was the youngest of 7 children. Her father was a member of Co. K 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was killed in the battle of Chancellorsville.
The deceased is survived by a number of nephews and nieces and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Blockton Methodist church Monday morning at 10:30, conducted by Rev. E. B. Stewart. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery, Blockton.

[MCMILLEN, ANNA A. HINER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 9, 1941
Mrs. John McMillen Dead
Mrs. Anna McMillen, wife of John McMillen, former residents of Blockton, died at her home two miles west of New Hampton, Mo., Jan. 2, at the age of 39 years. Beside her husband she is survived by a son, Albert, and two daughters, Esther Mae and Agnes Rose. Funeral services were held at the New Hampton Methodist church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Vincent Gray of Albany.

[MOORE, MARY JANE WILCOX]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 19, 1940
Mrs. W. [illiam] A. [ugustus] Moore, a resident of Grant township for many years and known to a number of our readers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Horton, near Shannon City Dec. 18, at the age of 90 years after a ten-day illness.

[NORRIS, GUY W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 26, 1941
Guy Norris, 20, son of Bert Norris and wife of Redding, died Saturday night after an illness of several months. The funeral was held Tuesday.

[PAYNE, JAMES FRANKLIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1941
James Franklin Payne, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Payne, died at the home in Diagonal Friday at the age of 3 days. The infant was a grandson of M. A. Newton of this place.

[REECE, MARJORIE ELLEN MOHLER BRISTOW]
Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri), Thursday, November 22, 2001
Marjorie Bristow Reece, 93
BRANSON – Mrs. Marjorie Bristow Reece, Branson, a homemaker, died Tuesday in her home.
Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday in Whelchel Funeral Chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa, at a later date.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. Friday in the funeral home.

[ROKEY, ADOLPH HENRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 12, 1941
Dies Suddenly
A. [dolph] H. [enry] Rokey, a relief agent sent here from Marshalltown on Monday of last week to relieve Agent J. R. Morris who was ill, was stricken Saturday evening about 5 o'clock while operating the machinery at the Great Western pumping station and died while being removed to his room from a physician's office where he had been taken after he became ill. His wife came here with him from Marshalltown and was with him at the pumping station when he was stricken.
The body was taken to Clearfield where it was prepared to be returned to Marshalltown on the early Sunday morning train.
A daughter, Miss Fern Rokey; a nephew, Agent Jack Sell and wife, and a Mr. Crocker, came here from Marshalltown late that evening and accompanied the funeral party back to Marshalltown.
Funeral services were held at Marshalltown on Tuesday.

[ROUDEBUSH, ESTELLA ANN "STELLA" THOMAS]
Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), Wednesday, March 11, 1942
ROUDEBUSH – Mrs. Estella A. Roudebush, 84, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Dearing, 347 Norton avenue. She leaves also another daughter, Mrs. Maude Tallman, Salem, Ore., and two sons, R. G. Roudebush, Blockton, Ia., and J. E. Roudebush, Jefferson City. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday at the Independence Boulevard Christian church. Burial will be at Isadora, Mo.

[ROUDEBUSH, ESTELLA ANN "STELLA" THOMAS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 19, 1942
Mrs. Stella Roudebush Dead
Mrs. Stella Roudebush, stepmother of our townsman, R. G. Roudebush, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella [Grace] Deering, in Kansas City, on Tuesday of last week, at the age of 84 years. Funeral services were held at Kansas City Thursday and burial was made in the Isadora cemetery.

[ROUDEBUSH, ESTELLA ANN "STELLA" THOMAS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 19, 1942
John Roudebush of Jefferson City who accompanied the Mrs. Stella Roudebush funeral party from Kansas City to Isadora Thursday, also visited his brother, R. G. Roudebush, who has been an invalid for over two years.

[SCHATZ, GUSTAVE C.]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, November 14, 1940
G. C. Schatz Is Dead
Funeral of Coal Company Head Will Be Saturday
Gustave C. Schatz, sixty-five years old, president of the Todd-Sunshine Coal Company and a coal dealer in St. Joseph forty-one years, died this morning at his home, 1302 Main street. Only recently he was taken home from the hospital where he had been ill for two weeks.
Mr. Schatz had been president of the coal company for twenty-two years. He also was a director of the Citizens Loan and Savings Company and was prominently identified with the Masonic order. He was a member of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, A. F. and A. M.; Areme Chapter, No. 461, O. E. S.; the Shrine; Scottish Rite; St. Joseph Council, No. 9, Royal and Select Masters and Mitchell Chapter No. 14, Royal Arch Masons.
Native of Wisconsin.
Mr. Schatz was affiliated with the First Reformed Church and served on the church consistory. He also was a member of the Elks.
Born in Cedarburg, Wis., Mr. Schatz has lived in St. Joseph for half a century. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Florence R. Schatz, a sister, Mrs. Warren Sharp, St. Joseph, and a brother, Henry Schatz, Hutchinson, Minn.
Funeral Saturday.
The body is at the Heston-Be-Gole & Bowman mortuary where services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. John B. Bloom officiating. Interment will be in Mount Mora Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Edward A. Michel, Homer E. Brill, Clifford Carpenter, Forest R. Mann, Reid Townsend and Gus Thomas, and the honorary pallbearers will be Max Adriano, William Andriano, William P. Snooks, C. W. Thompson, Richard Todd, Pat P. Carver and Henry Buzard.

[SCHATZ, GUSTAVE C.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1940
Connor Stephens, J. R. Judy and E. E. Brown and wives attended the funeral of G. [ustave] C. Schats in St. Joseph Saturday. Mr. Schats died Thursday morning at the age of 65 years after a three weeks illness. Mrs. Schats was formerly Miss Florence Stephens of this place. . . .
David Stephens, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, spent Sunday and Monday with relatives here, having been called to St. Joseph by the death of his brother-in-law, G. [ustave] C. Schats.
[Note: The last name is spelled Schatz on his Missouri State Death Certificate.]


[SHAY, MICHAEL C.]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, January 5, 1945
Shay of Maloy Dies, Rites to Be Monday
MALOY – Michael C. Shay, 83, died at his home in Maloy this morning at 5 a. m. after an illness of several months.
Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception church in Maloy Monday at 10:00 a. m. with the Rev. Father Culhane officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's at Maloy.

[SHAY, THOMAS S., SR.]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, September 30, 1941
T. S. Shay, sr., 85, Died Last Night at His Home in Maloy
MALOY – T. [homas] S. Shay, sr., 85, died Monday night at his home in Maloy after a short illness.
He was born in Ringgold county and spent all his life there as a farmer and stockman. Funeral services will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Maloy Thursday at 9:30 a. m. with the Rev. M. J. Culhane in charge and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery at Maloy.
Surviving are four sons, William, Joseph, Robert and Thomas, all of Maloy; a daughter, Mrs. E. P. Conwell of Red Lodge, Mont., and a brother, M. C. Shay of Maloy. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.

[SHAY, THOMAS S., SR.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 2, 1941
Thomas S. Shay Dead
Thomas S. Shay, Sr., aged resident of Maloy and well known all over southern Iowa, died at his home at Maloy Monday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Immaculate Conception church at Maloy this (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock.

[SHAY, THOMAS S., SR.]
Lenox Time Table (Lenox, Iowa), Thursday, October 9, 1941
CLEARFIELD – Miss Muriel Shay attended the funeral of her grandfather, Tom Shay which was held at the Catholic church in Maloy Thursday.

[SHELTON, JOHN]
Iowa South-West (Bedford, Iowa), Saturday, February 20, 1875
Death of a Patriarch.
John Shelton, the aged colored man of this place and father of Alfred Shelton, with whom he lived, died on last Saturday, at the advanced age of one hundred and one years. This was his own estimate and is, no doubt, about correct, as he distinctly remembered when a child, in old Virginia, of seeing the soldiers of the Revolution and the excitement of the war. He was a slave all his life, until the rebellion set him free. Many years ago, he was brought to Missouri and four years ago he was brought to Bedford by his son Alfred. We believe he has two other children living here. For some time he had been a cripple from hard work and rheumatism and many of our citizens will only remember him by his walking with a crutch. He had a good, mild face and was much respected by those who knew him. We believe him to have been the oldest man in this section of country. Ninety years in slavery! How much history of the giant wrong of our country is suggested by the old man's death! He was buried on Monday.

[SHENTON, DAVID JOHN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 21, 1940
Rev. David J. Shenton Dead
The Rev. David J. [ohn] Shenton, pastor of the Methodist church at Jefferson, died at 8:30 Wednesday afternoon of last week at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines, after a few days illness with pneumonia. His age was given as 60 years. Funeral services were held at Jefferson Saturday morning. Burial at Atlantic.
Rev. Shenton was pastor of the Blockton Methodist church for three years, coming to this charge from Russell in September 1910 and left here in September 1913, for the charge at Allerton. Later he was pastor of the churches at Winterset, Shelby, Audubon and Clarinda. He served as superintendent of the Council Bluffs district from 1932 to 1937 and was serving his fourth year as pastor at Jefferson when death came. He was a good man, a fearless contender for the right way of life, and a loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife and daughter, Dorothy, born while they were residents of Blockton, who is now Mrs. E. S. Newlon of Council Bluffs.

[SICKELS, EVALINE L. "EVA" DRAKE]
Bridgeport News-Blade (Bridgeport, Nebraska), Thursday, October 31, 1940
Services Held for Pioneer Woman
Mrs. Evaline Sickels, a pioneer woman who homesteaded with her husband at Redington 54 years ago, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara Skinner in Bridgeport, Saturday, October 26. Mrs. Sickels had been bedfast for some time before her death.
Born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, September 15, 1853, Evaline Drake was married to George R. [oland] Sickels at Blockton, Iowa, September 5, 1880 and the couple came to Nebraska five years later and in 1886 homesteaded at Redington. Mrs. Sickels was 87 years of age at the time of her death. Mr. Sickels died in 1928.
Two sons, Guy of Redington and Lingel W. of Kansas City and two daughters, Mrs. Gail Babb, Broadwater and Mrs. Clara Skinner of Bridgeport, survive, also 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death, Roland in 1936 and Homer in March this year.
Funeral services were held from the Redington church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, October 28, with Rev. Howard B. Osborne officiating, and burial was made in Redington cemetery. The Canaday Funeral Home of Bridgeport was in charge of arrangements.

[SICKELS, EVALINE L. "EVA" DRAKE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 7, 1940
Mrs. George Sickels Dead
Word was received by relatives last week of the death of Mrs. George Sickels at her home at Bridgeport, Nebraska, on October 26. Mrs. Sickels was a sister of the late Elwood S. Drake and was about 86 years of age. The Sickels family left this vicinity in 1885.

[SICKELS, GEORGE ROLAND]
Bridgeport News-Blade (Bridgeport, Nebraska), November 29, 1928
George R. Sickels Died Tuesday Eve.
Had Been Resident of County for About 40 Years
George R. [oland] Sickels passed away Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at his home in the Redington neighborhood, six miles southwest of Bridgeport, after a lingering illness. He was in his 74 year.
Mr. Sickels had lived in Morrill county for nearly a half a century, having taken up a homestead where their present home is located, in the year of 1886.
He is survived by a wife and six children, all of whom are living. They are: Homer Sickels, Morrill; Guy Sickels, Redington; Lingel Sickels, Kansas City; Roland Sickels, Springerville, Ariz.; Mrs. Frank Babb, Broadwater; and Mrs. Darley Skinner, Redington. All with the exception of Lingel and Roland will be present at the funeral.
Funeral services will be held from the Sickels home in charge of the Rev. F. M. Sturdevant, the time for which has not been set as this goes to press, but it is expected it will be this Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Redington cemetery.
Mr. Sickels was born in New Jersey, July 1854. During his boyhood days he moved to Blockton, Ia., where he lived for a number of years. September 15, 1880, he was married to Evelyn Drake. They continued to make their home at Blockton until taking up a homestead at Redington in 1886.

[SIMONS, DELPH CLAUD]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, April 22, 1942
Delph C. Simons – Delph C. [laud] Simons, son of James M. and Della Gertrude Simons, was born on a farm December 8, 1888 at the parental home four miles southeast of Sheridan. He died the morning of April 17, 1942 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M O Briggs in Grant City, being 53 years, 4 months and 9 days old. His health had not been good for several years and he had not recovered from a serious sickness of about three weeks ago.
Delph spent his boyhood and young manhood in Sheridan. He attended the Sheridan schools to the ninth grade, finishing that work in 1903. He worked for Swift & Co, in St Joseph in 1904 and prior to that time had assisted Howard Mills in the newspaper office of the Sheridan Advance. Before entering permanently into newspaper work, he had been an employee of the Chicago Great Western railroad, working as a timekeeper for a steel gang and also spent some time as assistant to the agent in the Sheridan depot.
In 1905 he worked as a printer on the Sheridan Advance and started his permanent profession as a printer-editor and publisher, a profession he followed until 1928. He served on the Grant City Star in 1907; purchased the Sheridan Advance in 1908 and continued as its owner until September 1912. During part of this time, he leased that publication and worked again on The Star. In March 1913 he established the Worth Tribune at Worth, Missouri, moving his plant to Grant City in November 1914, changing the name of his newspaper to the Worth County Tribune. He sold this plant December 27, 1928.
He was married March 24, 1913 to Elyse Whillhite of Grant City. He is survived by one daughter, Austine Marion Penney, southeast of Grant City; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J M Simons of Grant City; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Wilson of King City.
Delph was considered one of the outstanding rural newspaper men in Missouri. He was perhaps one of the first county publishers to realize newspaper's responsibilities as a public servant and made an effort to assume that responsibility. He was honored by his fraternity, being a past president of the Northwest Missouri Press Association, a director in the Missouri Press Association and secretary-treasurer of the Republican Editorial Association for a term.
He had always taken an interest in public affairs, being a member of the Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Red Cross, fire chief, charter member of the Rotary Club and when able never missed a meeting of that organization. He had been a member of the Christian church for many years.
He was appointed postmaster for Grant City in 1924 and reappointed in 1928. He resigned this office in April 1929 to accept an appointment by Governor Caulfield to the office of State Game and Fish Commissioner. The Governor moved him to the State Penal Board in August 1930 and the first of the following January he was made Chairman of the State Penal Board. These advances were made on the basis of good service to the state and a reward for services faithfully performed. He had also served as deputy circuit clerk and deputy county clerk for Worth County.
Always cheerful and friendly to everyone he made friends wherever he went. He appreciated people, was loyal to his friends and beliefs and his cheerfulness in sickness and adversity won for him the admiration of everyone. A good man has passed to his reward.
Funeral services were held from the Grant City Christian church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev Charles Carrico. Interment in the city cemetery.

[SIMONS, DELPH CLAUD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 23, 1942
D. C. Simons Dead
D. [elph] C. [laud] Simons, a nephew of T. H. Simons of this place, died at his home in Grant City Friday morning at the age of 53 years, having been in poor health for several years. Funeral services were held Sunday. Mr. Simons was in the newspaper business in Sheridan at one time, later in Grant City. He was postmaster at Grant City at one time and served the state as fish and game commissioner and was chairman of the state penal board under Governor Henry S. Caulfield. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Austin Penney and his parents, J. [ames] M. Simons and wife, of Grant City and also a sister, Mrs. Mabel Wilson of King City.



[SPURRIER, JAMES SAMUEL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1940
Editor Sam Spurrier Dead
Editor Sam Spurrier of the Mount Ayr Record-News died at his home in that city Friday. While he had been in poor health for several years, his death was unexpected at this time.
His age was given as 66 years.
Mr. Spurrier learned the printing trade on the Clearfield Enterprise being published by his uncle, Zene Spurrier, a half century ago, and later went to the Mount Ayr Record then published by J. H. Tedford & Son. He has been with the Record, later the Record-News, for almost half a century, working up to editor and owner of the publication. He has been editor and owner for about a third of a century.
He has been a very successful editor and publisher. The Record-News has been kept a very high standard and is one of the most up to date county seat papers in Iowa.
Mr. Spurrier was prominent in the church and civic affairs of his town and county. He was well known and popular throughout the county and in the southern part of the state and will be greatly missed.

[SPURRIER, JAMES SAMUEL]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1940
Sam Spurrier Dies
Publisher Sam Spurrier of Mt. Ayr was taken with a severe attack of the heart at his home at about 10 last Thursday night. He died at 3 a. m. in Creston Hospital, to which he had been hurried. He had been that day at the office of the Record-Herald.
The Spurrier family lived near Kent and when Clearfield was founded in 1881, they moved to this place. His father and uncles were in business here in those early days. Sam was probably 7 years old when he came here. He learned the printer's trade—partly in the Enterprise office, owned by his uncle, Zene Spurrier. He went to Mount Ayr and became a partner in the Record-News, then sole owner.
He married Helen Hawthorn of Clearfield who survives. There is a son and two daughters. His brothers, Harry, Carroll, Zene & Paul live in California; Albert R. lives in Clearfield. No obituary was read at the funeral Sunday afternoon.

[SPURRIER, JAMES SAMUEL]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1940
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spurrier and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Spurrier drove to Mount Ayr on Sunday and attended the funeral of Publisher Sam Spurrier.



[SWARTS, ALBERT PAUL]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 2, 1941
A. P. Swarts Dead
Albert Paul Swarts, son of Thomas E. and Sarah J. Swarts, was born at Wick, this state, May 30, 1880 and died in Chicago Sept. 18, 1841 [1941], aged 61 years, 3 months and 18 days.
He left the Wick neighborhood with his parents when only a child and had lived in Chicago the last 30 years. Mr. Swarts had never married. His parents and three brothers had preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Leary of Ravenwood, Mo., and Mrs. Maude E. Farmer of Kansas City, Mo., and two brothers, Fred E. Swarts of Boone, this state, and Evan C. Swarts of El Monte, Calif., and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Swarts united with the Methodist church at Blockton when a young boy and remained faithful to the end of his life. It was often said of him, "He was a good man."
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Wick Sept. 22, Mrs. Ella Canine, a lifelong friend of the family, spoke from the verse, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life," telling of Mr. Swarts' faithful life which now had entered in the New Life, having received his crown.
Burial was in the Wick cemetery beside his parents and brothers and near the graves of grandparents and other relatives. Many friends extend sympathy to his bereaved ones.

[SWARTS, THOMAS EDWARD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 27, 1941
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Thomas Edward Swarts died March 13 at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 25 days.

[TENNANT, DAVID]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 3, 1941
David Tennant died at his home at Redding Thursday after a few days illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday.

[UTTER, KENDRICK]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1941
Kendrick Utter – Kendrick Utter was born in Madison county, New York, on December 18, 1851. He lived there with his parents for just a few years when he moved with his parents to Louisa County, in eastern Iowa. It was here that he spent his youth and grew to manhood.
In the year 1871 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth J. Sutherland. It was soon after his marriage to Elizabeth that he moved to his farm south of Clearfield. There they established a home which lasted for 40 years, only to be ended by the death of Mrs. Utter.
In the fall of 1916 he came to Clearfield which has ever since been his home. It was on June 8th, 1919, that he was united in marriage to Miss Addie J. Pratt of Sharpsburg, who has faithfully cared for him in his declining years.
Mr. Utter has been in failing health for several years, but his last illness was very short. He was stricken on Monday, Feb. 17 and died very quietly on Saturday, at 2:10 a. m., February 22d, 1941—at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 4 days.
He was converted and became a member of the Baptist Church soon after coming to Clearfield. It was in 1921 that he united with Clearfield Methodist Church and continued a loyal supporter—attending services to the limit of his health and strength. He loved his Lord and the Church, and when Sunday morning came, he would say, "I'd like to go to church."
He leaves to mourn his going: his beloved wife, two nephews, one niece; Harvey A. Utter, Letts, Iowa; Robert Utter, Wapello, Iowa and Harrietta Shellabarger of California, besides many friends. He had a sunny disposition and was respected by all.
Funeral services were held in the Clearfield Methodist Church, at 2:00 p. m. on Monday, the pastor, Rev. M. O. McKenzie in charge. Singing was by a male quartet. The interment was in Prairie Rose Cemetery, south of Corning, Iowa.

[UTTER, KENDRICK]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, February 27, 1941
Pioneer Goes Over
Mr. Kendrick Utter died at about 2:00 a. m. Saturday. He had been a resident of this community since away back in pioneer times. He had been frail for years, but death was caused by a stroke which he suffered on last Monday. Clearfield will be different without Mr. Utter.

[UTTER, KENDRICK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1941
Kendrick Utter, a resident of Clearfield and vicinity for some 65 years, died at his home in Clearfield Feb. 22, at the age of 89 years.

[VOGEL, NORMAN FREDRICK]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 11, 1941
Lieut. Norman Vogel Dies in Hospital
Lieut. Norman Vogel, a former resident of Clearfield, died at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C., Sunday, Dec. 7, after an illness of several months.
The body was brought to Bedford Wednesday and the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home that afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. E. Stewart of Blockton. Burial was in the Platteville Cemetery.
Lieut. Vogel is survived by his wife, the former Miss Louise Straight of Platteville; and by one son, Jon. Also by his parents, who reside at Clearfield.

[VOGEL, NORMAN FREDRICK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 11, 1941
Lieutenant Norman Vogel Dead
Lieutenant Norman Vogel died at a hospital in Washington, D. C., Sunday.
Mrs. Vogel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Straight and Mr. and Mrs. Vogel's son, Jon, arrived in Washington on Tuesday of last week and Mr. Vogel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Vogel, and sister, Maxine, of Holland, Grundy county, arrived at his bedside Wednesday.
Funeral services were held at Bedford yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in the Platteville cemetery.

[VOGEL, NORMAN FREDRICK]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, December 12, 1941
CLEARFIELD – The funeral of Norman Vogel was held at the Wetmore Funeral home at Bedford Wednesday afternoon. Norman was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Vogel and passed away at the hospital in Washington, D. C. The body was brought to Bedford for the funeral. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Vogel and his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Straight, were at his bedside. Norman was a former Clearfield boy. His father, E. E. Vogel, was a businessman in Clearfield for a number of years before moving to Holland, Iowa, their present home. Norman leaves a wife and son, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Vogel and a sister, Maxine.

[VOGEL, NORMAN FREDRICK]
Clearfield Enterprise (Clearfield, Iowa), Thursday, December 25, 1941
Norman Fredrick Vogel, son of Mr. And Mrs. Edward Vogel of Holland, this state, was born in St. Joseph, Mo., January 13, 1915 and died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1941, at the age of 26 years, 10 months and 25 days.
He came to Blockton with his parents at the age of 10 years. After graduating from the Blockton schools he enrolled at Iowa State college at Ames where [he] received his B. S. degree in electrical engineering and was also commissioned an officer in the reserve army of the United States. He was employed in Milwaukee, Wis., as an engineer until called into the service last March. He was stationed at Fort Monmouth, at Red Bank, New Jersey, until his fatal illness some four months ago.
On September 17, 1938, he was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Fern Straight. To this union one son, Jon Karl, was born.
He is survived by his wife, son, parents and sister, Maxine.
Funeral services were held at Bedford at 2 o'clock on Dec. 10, conducted by Rev. E. B. Stewart. Burial was made in the Platteville cemetery.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Blockton News, December 18, 1941.]

[WARDEN, IDA ANN FATTIG]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, April 16, 1941
Mrs. Warden had been sick several years. She was almost 69 years old. Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Cunningham and interment in the Honey Grove cemetery. She is survived by the husband, James Warden and two children, Averill Warden of Blockton and Mrs. Sam Simmons of Grant City.

[WARDEN, IDA ANN FATTIG]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 17, 1941
Mrs. James Warden Dead
Mrs. James Warden died at her home in Grant City Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Grant City yesterday. A. J. Warden and Mrs. R. D. Loutzenhiser are a son and daughter of the deceased.

[WARDEN, IDA ANN FATTIG]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 24, 1941
Obituary – Warden
Ida Ann Fattig, daughter of Henry J. and Sarah Hagans Fattig was born on a farm 6 miles northwest of Grant City, Mo., July 11, 1872 and departed this life at the family home in Grant City April 14, 1941 at 2:15 p. m. being at the time of her death aged 68 years, 9 months and 3 days.
She was united in marriage Dec. 17, 1891 to James Warden by whose side she has faithfully walked for near 50 years. To this union were born two daughters and one son.
In early girlhood she became a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian church under the ministry of Rev. Jasper Coffey and later transferred her membership to the Christian church at Grant City. Her entire life has been spent within a few miles of her birthplace with the exception of one year when the family moved from the farm near Honey Grove to Blockton, Ia., in 1915. The following spring, they returned to Grant City where she has lived a quiet unassuming life but willing to do what she could. Her health having failed a number of years ago her strength would not permit her to be as active in church and social affairs as she would have desired, but her family knew her as a kind and loving companion and mother and her friends speak of her as a dignified, gracious lady.
She is survived by her husband, one son Averil J. Warden of Blockton; two daughters, Mrs. R. D. Loutzenhiser of Blockton and Mrs. Sam Simmons of Grant City; 6 grandchildren and one great granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. John N. Thompson of Irena; one brother, Willard J. Fattig of Lenox, Ia. and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Her father and mother, five sisters and four brothers have preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jesse Cunning from the Christian church Wednesday afternoon, April 16 at 2 o'clock. The Mosbarger quartet sang The Old Rugged Cross and In The Land Where We'll Never Grow Old. Mrs. Virgil Goff sang Some Day He'll Make It Plain. Interment was in Honey Grove cemetery.
[Note: The same obituary was published in the Times-Tribune, Grant City, Missouri, April 23, 1941.]


[WENDELL, JOHN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 2, 1941
John Wendell Dies Suddenly
John Wendell, aged about 84 years, who, with his wife, has resided in rooms at the Ira Menelaus residence for several years, died suddenly Tuesday morning about 9:30 while out in the yard at the home.

[WILLIAMSON, FRANK]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, March 21, 1941
Frank Williamson, 73, Dies in Lorimor; Services Held Today
LORIMOR – Frank Williamson, 73, a resident of the Lorimor community for 60 years and a former schoolteacher, died Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. C. Hunter, where he was taken six weeks ago when he became seriously ill.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Christian church in Lorimor. The rites were conducted by the Rev. E. E. Stringfellow of Des Moines, a former Lorimor pastor and old friend of the family.
Mr. Williamson was unmarried. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Hunter of Lorimor, Mrs. Myrtle Platt of Kansas City and Mrs. Emily Parrott and Mrs. May Bakey of Des Moines and one brother, Robert Williamson of Nebraska City, Nebr.

[WILLIAMSON, FRANK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 27, 1941
E. K. Wilson and wife attended the funeral of her cousin, Frank Williamson, at Lorimor Monday. The deceased was 73 years of age.

[WINTERS, GEORGE W.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 17, 1941
Geo. W. Winters died suddenly at his home in St. Joseph Thursday afternoon at the age of 74 years. Mr. Winters will be remembered by some of our readers as the father of Mrs. Chas. Cordell with whom he spent a few weeks during the winter, previous to the Cordell family moving to California. He is survived by a son and four daughters, all residents of California.