Obituaries
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[BOYD, ELLA MAE CRETORS]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, April 2, 1936
Mrs. Boyd Dies Early Today
Mrs. James Boyd, 402 North Birch street, died at 3 o'clock this morning of tumor of the brain at the hospital in Iowa City. Funeral arrangements, not completed, will be announced later.
Ella M. [ae] Boyd was born Nov. 11, 1880, at Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cretors. She came to Creston in 1883 and was married on April 24, 1904 at Wapello, Iowa, to James Boyd. She is survived by her husband, a son, Horace Boyd, who attends school at Ames, a daughter, Lucile Boyd, of Detroit, her father, two brothers, E. E. Cretors of Butte, Mont. and C. R. Cretors of Des Moines, and a sister, Mrs. W. B. Hammer of Oakland, Calif.
Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Rebecca lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and White Shrine, and the Ladies' Society of the B. of L. F. and E.

[BOYD, ELLA MAE CRETORS]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, April 13, 1936
Mrs. James I. Boyd – Ella Mae Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cretors, was born in Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 11, 1880 and died at the Iowa University Hospital at Iowa City, April 2, at the age of 55 years, 4 months and 2 days.
At the age of three she moved with her parents from Leavenworth to Creston, remaining a resident until her death. At an early age she united with the First Presbyterian church of Creston.
She was united in marriage to James I. [ra] Boyd of Creston at Wapello, Iowa, April 12, 1904 and to this union two children were born, Lucile Mae Boyd of Detroit, Mich., and James Horace Boyd at home.
She is survived by her husband and children, also her father, John H. Cretors of Creston, one sister, Mrs. W. B. Hammers of Oakland, Calif., two brothers, Dr. C. R. Cretors of Des Moines and Ellsworth E. Cretors of Butte, Mont.
Funeral services were conducted from the First Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, April 6, and interment was made in Graceland cemetery.

[BOYD, EVALYN ELZINA]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, July 6, 1954
Evalyn Boyd Dies Sunday in Illinois
Evalyn Boyd, 75, who had lived in Creston nearly all of her life, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Hunt, in Wheaton, Ill., Sunday afternoon. Miss Boyd, a former Union county recorder, had been in ill health for some time. She had left Creston on April 13, 1954 to make her home with her sister.
Her body will arrive in Creston Wednesday morning and will be taken to Coens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church here 3:30 p. m. Wednesday. Rev. Norman State will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.
Evalyn Boyd was born July 19, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyd. She came to Creston as a small child and lived here until moving to Wheaton, Ill., a few months ago.
Miss Boyd served for some time as deputy county recorder under Laura Dixon and became county recorder in 1929. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving her are her sister, Mrs. Sarah Hunt, of Wheaton, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.

[BOYD, EVALYN ELZINA]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, July 29, 1954
Evalyn Elzina Boyd – Evalyn Elzina Boyd was born July 19, 1878 in Grant City, Missouri to Thomas Hart Benton Boyd and Louisa Jane Boyd. Her parents moved to Creston, Iowa in 1883 so the children might have the privilege of good schools.
Miss Evalyn received the Lord Jesus in early childhood, as her very own personal Saviour and was baptised into the fellowship of the First Baptist Church, Creston, Iowa in 1893. To this Church she gave a life of love and service, teaching several classes of boys down through the years, many of whom have passed on before their teacher.
She was a member of the Kings Daughters Class and of the Missionary Society. Only until ten weeks before her death July 4, 1954 was her ministry in these groups ended. It was then she took up her residence with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hunt in Wheaton, Illinois.
Evalyn's devotion to the Lord and to His Church brought her decision to join in April, The First Baptist Church of Wheaton, Illinois. In the few weeks left to her to live, she, though frail in body, was faithful in the services of the Church. Here she became a member of the Service Guild Class and upon the day of her death, July 4, she attended both Church and Sunday School. Her death was sudden and unexpected.
Miss Boyd was active in Civic Circles of Union County, Iowa. Many years being assistant County Recorder to Miss Laura Dixon. She also served the County as Recorder. In later years she did abstract work for Anderson and Werner.
Evalyn was a member of the D. A. R., the membership being in the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter. Her delight was a loyal Christian service to Creston, Union County and her country.
Preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers, Charlie, Harry, James and Herbert, and two sisters, Annie and Grace (Mrs. Wm. P. Dunlap).
She leaves to remember her life of kindness and love, a host of friends, one sister, Sadie Boyd Hunt and several nieces and nephews; to these she was most precious.
Memorial services were held at Hanerhoff Funeral Home, Wheaton, Ill., July 5, 1954, Rev. Robert Gilbert officiating. Final services, July 7, 1954, were held in the First Baptist Church, Creston, Iowa, Rev. Harold State officiating. Services at the grave in Graceland cemetery were with Dr. Wm. Boyd Hunt officiating, nephew of Miss Boyd.
Pall bearers were Clarence Henry, Jack Hemmerick, Worth Kirkland, Wallace Molby, Oral Nelson and Elmer Laughlin.
Relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Finke and daughter, Susan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Horace Boyd and sons, Douglas and Winston, Wm. P. Dunlap, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Royce and sons, Mrs. Martha Thomas and Dr. Wm. Boyd Hunt.   [Poem not transcribed.]

[BOYD, JAMES IRA]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, June 3, 1942
James I. Boyd, 61, Dairy Operator, Died Last Night
Funeral Services Will Be Friday at Baptist Church
James I. Boyd, 61, operator of Boyd's dairy in Creston, died at 11:25 p. m. last night at Greater Community hospital following an illness of two weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Baptist church with the pastor, the Rev. Harold E. Cole, in charge. Members of the Masonic lodge will assist in the services and pallbearers will be members of the Knights Templar. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.
In Creston Since 1880
Mr. Boyd was born Sept. 5, 1880 in Worth county, Mo., the son of Thomas H. and Louisa Jane Boyd. He moved with his parents to Creston the same year and on April 24, 1904 was married to Ella Mae Cretors, who preceded him in death. On March 1, 1937 he was married at Des Moines to Lela Thompson, who survives.
Also surviving are his son, James H. Boyd of Marshalltown; his daughter, Lucile Mae Miller of Detroit; a stepson, James Franklin Thompson; two brothers, Harry M. Boyd of Rock Island and Thomas H. Boyd of St. Louis; and three sisters, Evalyn E. Boyd of Arlington Heights, Ill., Grace Boyd Dunlap of Rolla, Mo., and Sarah L. Hunt of Creston.
From 1902 to 1912 Mr. Boyd was a partner of his father in the Globe bottling works in Creston and until 1917 was owner-operator of the company. In 1917 he established a creamery in Creston and in 1934 he began the retail dairy and delicatessen business which he operated at the time of his death.
Held High Offices
He was a past president of the Iowa Retail Dairy association, past master of the Masonic lodge, past high priest of the Royal Arch Masons, past momander of the Knights Templar and a member of the Baptist church and the Odd Fellows lodge. His hobby was raising flowers, which he practiced in landscaping his drive-in dairy station on West Adams street.
The body will lie in state at the Dietrick and Keating chapel from Thursday noon until time of the services.

[BOYD, LOUISA JANE MINER]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Saturday, November 19, 1921
Mrs. Louisa J. Boyd Dead Passed Away Suddenly at Her Home at 11 O'Clock Friday Night. Had Been at Church. Suffered Attack After Reaching Home and Died in a Few Minutes.
Mrs. Louisa J. [ane] Boyd, wife of T. [homas] B. [enton] Boyd and one of Creston's best-known residents, passed away very suddenly Friday night at 11 o'clock at her home, 105 East Mills street. Mrs. Boyd had earlier in the evening attended an evangelistic meeting at the First Baptist church and arrived home about 10 o'clock, apparently in her usual health. A few minutes before 11 o'clock she was stricken with a heart attack and died a few minutes later. She was 66 years of age.
Louisa Miner was born in Louisa county, Iowa, on September 24, 1855. She was married to T. [homas] B. [enton] Boyd at Grant City, Missouri, May 7, 1874. To this union were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and six children, Harry M. Boyd, Creston; James Boyd, Creston; Thomas H. Boyd, Creston, Mrs. Grace Dunlap, Warrensburg, Missouri; Mrs. Sadie Hunt, Creston and Miss Evelyn Boyd at home. She also leaves to mourn her death one brother, H. J. Miner, at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, who will not be present at the funeral and one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Smith of Winterset, Iowa, who will be here for the services. All of the children, it was announced today, will be in attendance at the funeral service.
Mrs. Boyd was one of Creston's best-known residents. She with her husband moved to Creston to make their home on November 16, 1883. In 1884 she united with the First Baptist church of this city and from that time until her death she was one of the church's most active workers, having been for years a teacher of one of the Sunday School classes. She was also the first appointed deaconess in the church. She was also very active in Women's Relief Corps circles, having for years been chaplain of the Corps. During the past year she has been president of that organization. She also holds a life certificate of membership in the W. C. T. U. since 1917.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Baptist church with Rev. J. H. Woodsum officiating. Interment will be made in Graceland cemetery.
The family announced today that anyone desiring to view the remains may call at the home at 105 East Mills street prior to the funeral, as the casket will not be opened at the church on the day of the funeral.

[BOYD, LOUISA JANE MINER]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Saturday, November 26, 1921
Obituary of the Late Mrs. Louisa J. Boyd
The funeral services for the late Mrs. Louisa J. Boyd were held from the First Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 21st, at which time there was a large assemblage of relatives and friends present.
Special music was rendered by the members of the male quartette of the Baptist church, those serving being L. E. Kivett, H. S. Brown, Claude Molby and A. S. Holliday. As a special favor Miss Esther Wright sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Mrs. J. H. Woodsum presided at the piano. Many and most beautiful floral offerings were made by loving relatives and friends and by special request of the deceased made during the period of her serious illness in the early part of the year. Her Bible was placed at the head of the casket and her beautiful silk flag at the foot of it.
Rev. J. H. Woodsum conducted the service, quoting many comforting passages of Scripture, including one special verse: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee." The expressions of Rev. Mr. Woodsum regarding the life of Mrs. Boyd brought to all much comfort. Her passing on is the coronation of a life of beauty and service to her God and a life of beauty and service to all who knew her.
The W. R. C. and the W. C. T. U. to which organizations Mrs. Boyd was an active member, gave expression of esteem in attendance in a body in large numbers. Other organizations also attended as organizations. The W. R. C. escorted the body of the deceased from the home at 105 East Mills to the church, where they formed a comforting line on either side and crossing colors remained at attention until the casket, the family and the relatives had passed through.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Geo. Brotherton, Chas. Bunzendahl, Truman Shaw, W. C. Critchfield, Don Emerson and John Anderson, all warm friends of Mrs. Boyd and all members of the Baptist church.
The services were followed by interment at Graceland cemetery.
Relatives from out of town were Mrs. Wm. P. Dunlap of Warrensburg, Missouri; Thomas H. Boyd, who came from St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Mary E. Smith and Mrs. Edith Harrel of Winterset, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wilson and Mrs. Jasper I. Wilson of Arispe, Iowa; Elbert E. Edwards of Redding, Iowa, and Miss Mary Anstey of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Friends from out of town were Mrs. Rebecca Winegardner of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. T. M. Standard of Omaha, Nebraska.
Louisa Miner was born in Louisa county, Iowa, on September 24, 1855. She was married to T. B. Boyd at Grant City, Missouri, May 7, 1874. To this union were born eight children, two of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, T. B. Boyd and six children, Harry M. Boyd, Creston; James I. Boyd, Creston; Thomas Herbert Boyd, Creston; Mrs. Grace Dunlap, Warrensburg, Missouri; Mrs. Sadie Hunt, Creston, and Miss Evelyn Boyd at home. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Winterset, Iowa, and one brother, H. Judson Miner, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

[BOYD, THOMAS HARTE BENTON]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, June 28, 1932
Illness Fatal to T. B. Boyd Rites For Pioneer Resident to Be Thursday
T. B. Boyd, 81, died at 2:30 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Hunt, 503 North Stone street, after an illness of a year and a half. He had been moved there from his home, 105 East Mills street.
Mr. Boyd, who came to Creston when a young man, was a pioneer resident and became well known, enjoying his hundreds of friends. He suffered a stroke on Jan. 2 at York, Neb., while on a business trip with his son, James I. [ra] of Creston. A number of strokes followed, and he had been confined to his bed most of the time. A short time ago he fell, suffering a fractured hip.
Six Children Survive.
He is survived by six children, two having died in infancy. Those surviving are Harry M. of St. Augustine, Fla., Evalyn E. of Creston, James I. of Creston, Mrs. Edith Dunlap of Warrensburg, Mo., T. H. Boyd of Holden, Mo., and Mrs. Hunt of Creston, 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, John H. of Davenport, who had been at his bedside for several days. All of the children except Harry M. were at his bedside at the time of his death.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church with Rev. Ronald R. Kratz officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.
Born In Illinois
Mr. Boyd was born Nov. 8, 1850 in Carrollton, Ill., and moved with his parents to a farm near Grant City, Mo., in the year of 1865. He was married in Grant City, Mo., May 7, 1874. His wife died Nov. 18, 1921.
He came to Creston in November 1883 and soon became a member of the First Baptist church. He and his wife were among the earliest members of the church here.

[BRASHER, ELIZABETH JANE "ELIZA" RITTENBURG HINTON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 27, 1914
New Market Herald: "Grandma" Brazer, who lived with her son, James Hinton in Holt township, was burned to death last Friday. She had been a sufferer with rheumatism and bathed her limbs in coal oil. She was a lady past 80 years old and smoked a pipe. It was thought that while bathing her limbs she had gotten the oil on her dress and skirts. She lit her pipe and in throwing the match down the blaze caught in her saturated skirts and she was enveloped in flames before help could reach her.
[Note: The last name is spelled Brasher on her headstone.]

[BRIGGS, CLARA ANN]
Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), Thursday, April 5, 1951
Clara Ann Briggs – Clara Ann Briggs, late resident of 1280 Nebraska street, at a local hospital April 5, at the age of 33 years. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Briggs of Salem; two brothers, Leslie J. Briggs of Honolulu and Lawrence R. Briggs with the U. S. army at Fort Hood, Texas. Member of the Free Methodist church. Services will be held at the Howell-Edwards chapel Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. J. H. Walker officiating. Interment in Belcrest Memorial park.

[BRIGGS, CLARA ANN]
Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), Friday, April 6, 1951
Death Claims Clara Briggs
Clara Ann Briggs, 33, a Fairview home employe for the past five years, died Thursday at a Salem hospital where she had been confined for a short time.
Born in Colorado, Miss Briggs lived in California before moving to Salem six years ago. She was a member of Free Methodist church. Her residence was at 1280 Nebraska st.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Briggs, Salem; and two brothers, Leslie J. Briggs, Honolulu, T. H., and Lawrence R. Briggs, with the army at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at Howell-Edwards chapel with the Rev. J. H. Walker officiating. Interment will be at Belcrest Memorial park.

[BRIGGS, CLARA ANN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 12, 1951
Miss Briggs Dies
G. E. Bellus received word Friday that his niece, Clara Briggs of Salem, Ore., passed away at the age of 25 years. Her father, Leslie Briggs, is a former resident of Blockton.

[BRIGGS, LESLIE EMMERT]
Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), Wednesday, December 21, 1955
Death Claims Leslie Briggs
Leslie E. [mmert] Briggs, 70, died at his home, 1250 N. Winter St., after an illness of several years.
A Salem resident nine of the ten years he lived in Oregon, he was employed in the Willamette University maintenance department until his retirement two and a half years ago. He moved to Oregon from California. Born April 25, 1885, at Blockton, Iowa, he was a member of the Free Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eda Marie Briggs, Salem; two sons, Leslie J. Briggs, Denver, Colo.; and Lawrence R. Briggs, Whittier, Calif.; sister, Mrs. J. R. Kanan, Galesburg, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Howell-Edwards mortuary.

[BRIGGS, LESLIE EMMERT]
Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), Wednesday, December 21, 1955
Leslie Briggs Dies Tuesday
Leslie E. [mmert] Briggs, who for several years was with the maintenance department at Willamette University, died at his home at 1250 North Winter street Tuesday.
Briggs, who retired three years ago, had been in ill health for the past five years. He was born at Blockton, Iowa, April 25, 1885. An Oregon resident for the past 10 years, Briggs came to this state from California and had moved there from Missouri. On coming to Oregon, he resided at Grants Pass for six months and then moved to Salem.
Briggs was a member of the Free Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eva Marie Ulery, to whom he was married at San Bernardino, Calif., June 12, 1944; two sons, Leslie J. Briggs of Denver, Colo., and Lawrence R. [aymond] Briggs of Whittier, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. J. R. Kanan of Galesburg, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Announcement of funeral services will be made later by the Howell-Edwards chapel.

[BRIGGS, LESLIE EMMERT]
Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), Friday, December 23, 1955
Leslie J. Briggs – Former resident of 1250 N. Winter St., in the city Tuesday, December 20th, at the age of 70 years. Survived by wife, Eva Marie Briggs of Salem; two sons, Leslie J. Briggs of Denver, Colo., Lawrence R. Briggs of Whittier, Calif; sister, Mrs. J. R. Kanan of Galesburg, Ill.; two grandchildren. Member of the Free Methodist Church of Salem. Services will be Friday, December 23rd, at 3:00 p. m. in Chapel of Howell-Edward[s] Funeral Home, Rev. M. C. Miller officiating. Interment in Belcrest Memorial Park.

[BRIGGS, WALTER E.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 5, 1899
BLOCKTON – The remains of Walter Briggs arrived Sunday evening from Colfax, Iowa, where he went for treatment about two weeks ago.

[BROWN, HARVEY DELNO]
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington), Wednesday, August 20, 1975
Harvey D. Brown – Harvey D. [elno] Brown, 818 Perkins St., Milton-Freewater, died yesterday at the Walla Walla General Hospital. Brown was 64 years old.
He was born Sept. 1, 1910, in Brentwood, Ark. and moved to Iowa with his parents, Martin and Martha Brown, at the age of eight.
After marrying Mabel [Mable] Heath in Springfield, Mo. on Nov. 3, 1926 [1936], he and his wife moved to Milton-Freewater in 1937.
Brown obtained work at the Milton Nursery and stayed there for more than 30 years, retiring in 1971. He has been in ill health since his retirement.
He has been a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1931 and was a member of the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mabel [Mable], at the home; two brothers [sons], Raymond Brown of Auburn, Wash. and Eldon Brown of Milton-Freewater; three sisters, Mrs. Max (Ruby) Badgett of Lenox, Iowa; Mrs. Carl (Beulah) Clinton of Lenox, Iowa; and Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Monroe of Lenox, Iowa; and six grandchildren.
The funeral for Brown will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, in Milton-Freewater. Burial will follow in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Green will be officiating.

[BROWN, HARVEY DELNO]
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington), Thursday, August 21, 1975
MILTON-FREEWATER – The funeral for Harvey D. [elno] Brown, 818 Perkins St., Milton-Freewater, will be tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Milton-Freewater. The Rev. Ben Green will be officiating.
Brown died Tuesday at the Walla Walla General Hospital at the age of 64.
He was born Sept. 1, 1910 in Brentwood, Ark. and moved to Iowa with his parents at the age of eight. Brown married Mable Heath in Springfield, Mo., on November 3, 1936. They moved to Milton-Freewater in 1937 and they have lived there since.
Survivors include his widow, Mable, at the home; two sons, Eldon Brown of Milton-Freewater and Raymond Brown of Auburn, Wash.
He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Max (Ruby) Badgett of Lenox, Iowa, Mrs. Carl (Beulah) Clinton of Lenox, Iowa and Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) Monroe of Lenox, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

[BROWN, MABLE LENORA HEATH]
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington), Friday, January 9, 1998
Mable Brown – MILTON-FREEWATER – Mable L. Brown, 81, of 818 Perkins St. died Jan. 9, 1998, at Park Manor Convalescent Center in Walla Walla.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater.

[BROWN, MABLE LENORA HEATH]
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington), Sunday, January 11, 1998
MILTON-FREEWATER – Former pediatric nurse and foster parent Mable L. [enora] Brown, 81, of 818 Perkins St., died Jan. 9, 1998, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a. m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, 902 S. Main St., with Pastor Owen Bandy of the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
The fifth of 12 children, Mrs. Brown was born May 11, 1916 in Farnhamville, Iowa, to Norman and Myrtle Tiers Heath. She married Harvey D. [elno] Brown on Nov. 3, 1936, in Springfield, Mo., and the couple moved to Creston, Iowa. In 1937, they moved to Milton-Freewater, where they made a home and raised their two sons.
After earning her license as a practical nurse in 1964, she worked at Walla Walla General Hospital in pediatrics until her retirement.
She was a longtime member of the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church, involved in church activities that included working in the children's division as well as community services (the Dorcas Society). She also was a foster parent to several children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Brown of Federal Way, Wash. and Eldon Brown of Milton-Freewater, two sisters, Marie Metzler and Lillie Biddex, both of California; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.





[BYERLY, AMY ALICE MILLSAP]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 23, 1913
Mrs. W. [illiam] W. [alter] Byerly, formerly an old resident of near Benton but who has been living in Des Moines for some time, died last week at her home in Des Moines and the remains were brought to Benton where funeral services were held, and interment was made in the Marshalltown cemetery. Her maiden name was Millsap.

[CHANDLER, GEORGE WHITFIELD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 21, 1916
M. [orris] R. Chandler and wife left yesterday afternoon for Lomax, Illinois to attend the funeral of Mr. Chandler's brother, George Chandler, who passed away at the home at Lomax Tuesday evening after a several months illness.

[CHILDERS, LYDIA WEESE]
Saint Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Wednesday, May 22, 1929
Mrs. Lydia Childers of Sheridan, Mo., Dies Here
Mrs. Lydia Childers, sixty-two years old, Sheridan, Mo., died at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, J. C. Childers; two sons, C. W. and R. G. Childers; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Grace, all of Sheridan; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Sanders and a brother, W. D. Weese, both of Blockton, Iowa. The body is at Fleeman's pending funeral arrangements.

[CHILDERS, LYDIA WEESE]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, May 29, 1929
WEAVER CHAPEL – K. Weese and wife and Mrs. L. Kemery attended the funeral of Mrs. Cal Childers Friday near Athelstan. Mrs. Childers was a cousin of Mr. Weese.

[CHILDERS, LYDIA WEESE]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, May 29, 1929
Obituary – Weese
Lydia Weese, daughter of Z. [enis] P.[rice] and Narcissus Weese, was born in Worth County, Missouri on March 17, 1867 and departed this life at the Missouri Methodist Hospital on May 21, 1929, age 62 years, 2 months and 4 days.
She grew to womanhood in Worth County and was united in marriage to John C. [alvin] Childers on October 17, 1886. To this union were born two sons and one daughter: Charles W., of Isadora, Mo; Clara G. Grace of Blockton, Ia. and Roy G. of Sheridan, Mo.
Her greatest pleasure in life was to do good to others and to her family, a kind and loving mother and a dear sister and loving wife. She was a firm believer in Christ Jesus, as her Saviour.
She leaves one sister, Mrs. Rhoda Sanders and one brother, William B. Weese, both of Blockton, Iowa, and other relatives and many friends who will greatly miss her. Her mother and father, four sisters and five brothers, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held in the home Thursday at 1 p. m., conducted by the Rev. S. A. Wanless. Burial was in the cemetery at Isadora.



[CROUCH, LORIN LUTHER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 17, 1914
Lorin Luther Crouch – Was born at West Point, Hancock county, Illinois, July 19th, 1864 and passed to his reward from the home of his brother, Hobart L. Crouch, at Knowlton, Tuesday, September 15th, 1914 at the age of 50 years, 1 month and 27 days.
In 1879 he went to Kansas where he spent 35 years of his life, coming to the home of his brother on May 12th, this year.
Mr. Crouch never married. He was the youngest of three children, a brother and sister remaining to mourn his departure. The father died when he was only three years of age and his mother departed this life six years ago.
Having come to a fuller understanding of the relations which man should hold toward his Maker at the age of twenty-three, he gave his heart to God and united with the Christian church in Mitchell county, Kansas.
The funeral was held in the Knowlton Methodist Episcopal church yesterday at 11 o'clock, the services being conducted by the Rev. I. R. Mills and interment was made in the Knowlton cemetery.



[DOWIS, JULIA ALFRETTA KING]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1917
Julia Alfretta King was born April 3, 1855 in Lucas county, Michigan and came to Missouri before the Civil war. She departed this life January 11, 1917, at her home in Nodaway county, Missouri, aged 61 years, 9 months and 8 days.
She was united in marriage to Isaac Dowis June 30, 1872. To this union four children were born, three daughters and one son, as follows: Effie, Marsylvia, Nora and Edward. The three daughters died in childhood. Her companion and son still survive. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Kate Morris, Athelstan; Mrs. Harriet Pace, Bedford; Mrs. Jane Adams, Gravity; John King, Sheridan; Mrs. Lottie Nash, New Virginia; Marion Luellen, Sheridan. A sister, Mrs. Lodicia Cordell, Sheridan, preceded her in 1915. She also leaves two grandchildren.
She was a member of the Christian church at Hopkins. When about to depart, she said she was trusting in her Savior and would soon be with Him. She also said she would soon be with her sister, Lodicia.
The funeral services were conducted from the home January 13 by Challie E. Graham, pastor of the Isadora Church of Christ and the remains interred in the Luteston cemetery.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a host of friends. May they make her Savior theirs's and prepare to be with Him where He is.
 

[DUNCAN, WILLIAM F., 1835 – 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, August 10, 1916
Wm. Duncan, formerly of Athelstan, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grant Calkins, near Sheridan Sunday. Mr. Duncan was 80 years old.



[ERVIN, ELLORA ALSPAUGH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 3, 1914
Mrs. H. Mackey was called to Kellerton Monday morning by the sad news that her mother, Mrs. Laura Ervin, was dead. She was accompanied by her daughter, Miss Vera. Mrs. Mackey had just returned last Saturday from a several days visit with her mother and had left her apparently in her usual health.



[FREEMYER, LEO,1916 - 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 13, 1916
Leo, infant son of Wm. and Goldie Freemyer, was born at Athelstan, Taylor county, Iowa, August 6th, 1916 and departed this life to be with Jesus September 3d, 1916.
Another bud has been taken but Jesus wants the little jewels to shine around His Father's throne. We miss them from around our fireside but their gleeful, childish voices are echoing from bygone days and their memory lingers with us. He has gone to join the choir of the angels. If we are true to God we shall meet him when life's journey here on earth is done.
Wherefore should I make my
      moan,
Now the darling child is dead.
He to early rest is gone,
He to paradise is fled.
I shall go to him, but he never shall return to me.
Funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Baptist church at Athelstan September 4th. Text, Matthew 19:14. Interment was made in the Athelstan cemetery.  W. M. Hunt

[FRENCH, ONA ADKINS]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 21, 1916
G. C. Adkins was called to Omaha Tuesday by the sudden death of his niece, Mrs. Ona French, daughter of Mr. Adkins' brother, J. L. Adkins, of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Adkins left for Omaha Tuesday afternoon to be present at the funeral which was held at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

[GRACE, JESSE, 1850 - 1914]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, November 10, 1914
Jesse Grace of Sheridan died Friday evening after an illness of a week. Mr. Grace was for many years a resident of Jackson township, where he was highly esteemed. For many years he was treasurer of the Pleasant Grove school district and took an active part in all affairs of the township. A week ago, he had a stroke of paralysis which was the immediate cause of his death.

[GRACE, JESSE, 1850 - 1914]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 19, 1914
Jesse Grace, of Sheridan, died at his home November 6th. A stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of his death.

[HANNA, FILIAL SMITH]
Walla Walla Evening Statesman (Walla Walla, Washington), Tuesday, June 23, 1903
Met Horrible Death. Man Entangled in Harness of Frightened Horse.
Spokane. – F. S. Hanna, a well-known citizen, entangled in the harness of a frightened horse, was killed in a terrible manner last night at Colville. The diaphragm was torn from the spinal column on one side. He lived only a few minutes after his wife came to his aid, he having called to her. He had driven the horses and wagon into the barn and was unhitching them when the accident occurred. Hannan [Hanna] was born in 1849 and came to Colville eighteen months ago. He invested quite heavily in farmlands and built a fine home. He leaves a widow and four children, also a brother, M. D. Hanna, who lives on the same farm.

[HANNA, FILIAL SMITH]
Kennewick Courier (Kennewick, Washington), Friday, June 26, 1903
A frightful runaway accident occurred at Colville recently in which F. S. Hanna, a well-known citizen, was crushed to death.

[HANNA, FILIAL SMITH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 16, 1903
F. S. Hanna Killed
Through the kindness of Mrs. J. P. Minor, we are in possession of a clipping from a Colville, Washington, paper giving an account of the death, by accident, of F. S. Hanna, formerly a resident of this vicinity. The exact particulars of the accident will never be accurately told but as nearly as can be ascertained, the unfortunate man was unhitching his team from his farm wagon. He had the traces of one of the horses unhooked, when one of the animals took fright. The horse be [rest of article missing].

[HART, JOHN BERRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 8, 1914
John B. [erry] Hart, father of Arthur and Roy Hart of this place, who has been making his home with his daughter-in-law at Savannah, Missouri and who had been in poor health for some time, died on Wednesday of last week. Arthur has been in Savanna since that time attending the funeral and assisting in settling up his father's affairs.

[HULL, CURTIS E. "CURT"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 19, 1914
REDDING – March 16. – the community around here was greatly shocked early Monday morning, March 16th, by hearing that Curt Hull had committed suicide by shooting himself while at the home of his brother, Lee Hull, two and a half miles northeast of Redding. He left a note telling of his intentions and saying he did not care to live any longer.

[HULL, DAVID M.]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, March 11, 1926
David Hull, 78, Dies From Fall
J. W. Hull Finds Body of Father Lying on Sidewalk
The body of David M. Hull, 78 years old, was found lying on the sidewalk at the foot of a flight of steps in front of his home at 2509 Jule street by his son, J. [ames] W. Hull, shortly after 10 Wednesday night.
The aged man's skull was fractured, leading Dr. J. W. Mays, coroner, to believe that death resulted from a fall when he was mounting the steps.
Mr. Hull had been to the Republican committee meeting at the city hall.
A pencil and a temple of a pair of spectacles belonging to Mr. Hull were found on the steps above the sidewalk and his spectacle case, together with his broken spectacles, were found near his body. Mr. Hull was in good health prior to his death, according to his son.
He had lived in St. Joseph for the past 20 years and during practically all of that time had served as a bookkeeper for the Davis Commission company. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lettie L. Hull; two sons, J. [ames] W. [illard] Hull, at whose home he died and Walter D. [ouglas] Hull of El Monte, Cal.; and a sister, Mrs. James Hillyer of Lincoln, Neb. The body is at the Fleeman-Fairs funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

[HULL, DAVID M.]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, March 11, 1926
Death From a Fall
Fatal Accident to David M. Hull Last Night. Aged Live Stock Man Believed to Have Lost Balance While Ascending Stone Steps at His Home on East Jule Street.
David M. Hull, for many years connected with the Davis Live Stock Commission Company at the South St. Joseph stock yards, met death as a result of a fall at his home, 2509 Jule street, early last night. He was seventy-eight years old and is survived by his widow and two sons, Walter D. Hull, El Monte, Cal., and J. [ames] W. [illard] Hull, who also is connected with the Davis commission company.
Mr. Hull was in usual health yesterday, and after the evening meal he had boarded a streetcar and gone downtown on an errand. About 9:30 o'clock J. W. Hull, who with his family, lives at the same number on Jule street, went to the front door to turn on the porch light, when his attention was attracted by an object at the foot of the stone steps. Investigation revealed that it was the body of his father and that life was extinct.
Neighbors assisted the son in conveying the body into the house and later it was removed to Fleeman-Faris mortuary to await arrangements for the funeral.
Lost Balance on Steps.
The steps leading from the street to the Hull home are quite steep and it is thought that while ascending them the aged man lost his balance and fell backward. Dr. J. W. Mays, coroner, found a fracture of the skull and abrasions about the head. It is believed that death was virtually instantaneous, as no outcry had been heard by any person living in the thickly populated neighborhood.
Mr. Hull was one of the most familiar figures about the South St. Joseph Live Stock Exchange. He had been with the Davis company twenty years and had an extended acquaintance among stock raisers and shippers of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, as well as a number of more distant states. He was for many years prior to removal to St Joseph, engaged in buying and shipping stock at Grant City, Mo.
Long a Resident of Worth County.
Mr. Hull was born in Ohio and when he was a boy, his parents removed to southern Iowa where he was reared. His young manhood was spent in that locality, largely in Worth County, Missouri, which borders on the Iowa line. He was married in 1869 to Miss Leah Lettie Sims at Isadora, a village in Worth County. Surviving in addition to the widow and sons is a sister, Mrs. Jane Hillyer, Lincoln, Neb.

[HULL, DAVID M.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1926
David M. Hull, of St. Joseph and well known to many of our readers, being a former resident of Worth county, Mo., was found dead on the steps leading to his home at 2509 Jule Street, St. Joseph, on Wednesday evening of last week. His son, J. W. Hull, who makes his home at the same address, discovered the porch light on about 9:30 this evening. Mr. Hull had gone to attend a political meeting earlier in the evening and it is supposed that he fell backwards, while ascending the steps leading to his home, and fractured his skull in the fall. As stated above, Mr. Hull was a former resident of Worth county and was united in marriage to Leah Lottie Sims at Isadora a number of years ago. For a number of years, he had been in the employ of the Davis commission company of South St. Joseph, Mo. He was about 78 years of age. He leaves besides the widow, two sons, J. [ames] W. Hull of St. Joseph and Water D. Hull of El Monte, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Jane Hillyer, of Lincoln, Nebr. Mrs. Hull is a sister of Mrs. E. S. Keenan of north of town. Mrs. Keenan and son, Rew, attended the funeral which was held in St. Joseph Friday afternoon.

[HULL, JAMES WILLARD]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Monday, March 19, 1962
James W. Hull – James Willard Hull, 81, died Sunday afternoon at a local rest home. He was a native of Worth county, Mo.
The body has been taken to the Thornburg mortuary at Seneca, Kan.

[HULL, JAMES WILLARD]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Wednesday, March 21, 1962
Hull Service
Services for James Willard Hull, 81, will be at 2 p. m. today at the Thornburg chapel in Seneca, Kan. The Rev. G. Waldo Crippen will officiate, and burial will be in Seneca cemetery.
Mr. Hull died at a local rest home Sunday afternoon.
He was born at Isadora, Mo. and resided in Grant City, Mo., a number of years. He had resided in St. Joseph 44 years and was employed as a livestock buyer here. He retired about 11 years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Jackson, Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Kenneth Hull, Everett, Wash., and two grandchildren.



[JENKINS, STELLA, 1886 - 1902]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1902
--Miss Stella Jenkins, daughter of Scott Jenkins of Athelstan, died Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was buried in Platteville cemetery yesterday afternoon, the funeral services taking place from the Baptist church at Athelstan at 1 o'clock. Miss Jenkins was not yet sixteen years of age and the circumstances surrounding her death are unusually mournful and pathetic and should be an object lesion to both young girls and parents.

[JENKINS, STELLA, 1886 - 1902]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 24, 1902
Walston in Much Trouble He is Arrested on a Serious Charge and Brought Back From Idaho
Saturday morning of last week Sheriff McGinness arrived from Weiser, Idaho, having in charge Lee Walston, a young man 23 years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Walston, formerly of Taylor county, but now of Idaho. The young man was charged with the serious crime of rape on the person of Miss Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jenkins, of Athelstan. It is also charged that the girl was under the age of consent. About three weeks ago Miss Jenkins died, leaving a child about two weeks old. It is claimed by the prosecution that young Walston is father of the child. . .  .

[JENKINS, STELLA, 1886 - 1902]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 24, 1902
Blockton Minister's Nerve Rev. L. Flemming, of Blockton, Writes a Roasting Obituary on Deserving Subject.
The following is a very peculiar yet a very appropriate obituary for the case in hand and as the sentiment is of a character that ought to be given publicity, we reprint the article in full as it appeared in the Blockton News, says the Hopkins Journal. Read and profit by it:
Miss Stella Jenkins died July 1, 1902, at 3 o'clock. Miss Jenkins was 15 years, 6 months and 12 days old. She leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, three brothers, one sister and a little child, who will need the kindness and love of Christians everywhere. . . .


[JENKS, OLIVE ISABELLE "OLLIE" SMITH]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 18, 1914
Mrs. Dolph Jenks, of whose illness mention was made last week, died at her home at Knob Noster, Missouri, Monday, the 8th, after a brief illness. She will be remembered by older residents of the town as having resided here with her family several years, leaving here and settling in Missouri about fifteen years ago. She was an estimable woman and her death will be regretted by numerous friends here. She leaves a husband and several grown up children.



[LITTLE, ETHEL MARKLEY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1914
Bert Little, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, visited Saturday with A. J. Agee while on his way to the vicinity of Clearfield, his former home, where he will visit with friends two or three weeks. His wife, formerly Miss Ethel Markley, well known to a number of our readers, died at Oklahoma City about a month ago.

[LIVINGSTON, ROBERT, 1846 – 1913]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1913
R. Livingston received a telegram Monday to the effect that one of his younger brothers, Robert Livingston, was dead at his home at New Boston, but did not receive it in time to get there for the funeral, the message coming via [words unreadable] being up in the country at the home of his son when the word was received here. A letter written Sunday by his other brother, D. M. Livingston, who lives at New London, but not received until yesterday, gives some of the particulars in regard to the cause of his death. It seems that in some unaccountable way a small oil stove that he had in his bedroom exploded and set fire to the room, burning Mr. Livingston terribly, the details of which are too horrible to describe, but at the time the letter was written he was still alive. Mr. Livingston's wife died last spring and since that time a granddaughter has been keeping house for him. He was a soldier of the Civil War, served three years in the 40th Iowa, first entering the army as a musician at the age fifteen.

[LONG, JASPER, 1866 - 1943]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 14, 1943
Jasper Long Dies
Jasper Long, 73, died unexpectedly Monday morning January 4, at his farm home four miles east of Sheridan. He was a native son of Worth county and was one of a family of fifteen children.
Mr. Long had been president of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company twenty-five years. He was married July 15, 1888 to Josie Barber. Six children were born to them, three now living: Mrs. Elsie Winemiller of Colorado, Marshall Long of Springfield, Ill. and Lloyd Long of Sheridan. Mrs. Long died Nov. 13, 1914.
He was again married to Miss Lydia Frey June 11, 1917. Besides the wife and three children he is survived by his twin brother, Newton Long of Ravenwood, Mo.; brothers Oliver and Lon of Sheridan and William and a sister, Mrs. Etta Freemyer of Palisade, Colo.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Isadora Christian church conducted by Challie E. Graham. Burial was in the Isadora cemetery.

[LONG, JOSIE M. BARBER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 19, 1914
A large crowd attended the funeral of Mrs. Jasper Long at the Isadora Christian church Sunday. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Challie E. Graham, assisted by Rev. Davis of St. Joseph.

[MALOY, JACK BAIRD]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1914
REDDING, January 20.  – The infant son of Flavel Maloy and wife died Friday evening. The little one had not been well since its birth. Funeral services were held Sunday at Mt. Ayr, after which burial was made in the Mt. Ayr cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[MASON, LILY MAY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 2, 1902
R. J. McCuardy and James Mason exhumed the remains of Lily May Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mason, from where she was buried on the farm and removed her to the Memory cemetery Tuesday. Lily May died over thirty years ago at the age of seven and was buried on the farm. Jas. sold the farm, consequently the body was moved. The casket was just as good as when it was placed in the box over thirty years ago. – New Market Herald.

[MAXWELL, JOHN, 1837 – 1914]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1914
John Maxwell, who was called to DeKalb county, Missouri, near a month ago by the illness of his father, who died the 4th of this month, returned Friday.

[MAYO, ARRIANA A. "ARRIE" FREELAND]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 29, 1914
J. [ohn] N. [athaniel] Freeland and his brother, M.[ontgomery] E. [dward] Freeland, of Mt. Ayr, were called to Imperial, Nebraska, last week on account of the death of a sister, Mrs. J.[ohn] S. [tratton] Mayo, whose home was at Imperial. She leaves her husband and a married daughter, residing at Imperial. The Freeland family of children, consisted of nine and this is the first death amongst them in 58 years.

[MCMAHAN, SARAH SPEIR]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, June 5, 1913
The Loutzenhiser Brothers and their wives attended the funeral of their relative, Mrs. Sarah McMahen [McMahan], who died very suddenly at Grant City last week.





[MILLER, HORATIO THOMPSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 19, 1914
H. [oratio] T. [hompson] Miller, of Redding, and well known to many of our readers, has been critically ill several weeks and the Herald of that town says there is but little hope of his recovery. Later: Mr. Miller died yesterday.

[MILLER, HORATIO THOMPSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 26, 1914
The funeral of H. [oratio] T. [hompson] Miller, whose death was mentioned as taking place at his home at Redding Wednesday of last week, was held Sunday. A number of relatives from here, including his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Loutzenhiser, attended the funeral and although the weather was intensely stormy, the funeral was largely attended.

[MILLER, HORATIO THOMPSON]
Mrs. Joe King and children come in from Unionville Friday that she might attend the funeral of her grandfather, H. T. Miller, at Redding Sunday.

[MITCHELL, BRYANT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 30, 1956
Bryant Mitchell Rites To Be Held Tomorrow
Bryant Mitchell, 81, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Griffey, near Maryville, following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Griffey the last nine years.
Mr. Mitchell was born Aug. 11, 1874, in Taylor county, Ia. He moved to Worth county with his parents when a child. He was married to Miss Alice Mary Adams, Mar. 18, 1906. She preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1939. He was a member of the Oxford church.
Survivors include two sons, William Edward Mitchell, Maryville, and Bryant Dwayne Mitchell, Lincoln, Neb.; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy M. Trenary, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Gretchen M. King, Parnell, and Mrs. Griffey, Maryville; a brother, Walter Mitchell, Parnell; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Miller, Mrs. Kate Young and Mrs. Ada Foland, all of Parnell, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow at the Prugh-Dunfee chapel at Sheridan. The Rev. L. B. Day, Maryville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sheridan cemetery.

[MITCHELL, MARY S. HIBBS CLARK]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 27, 1916
Mary Hibbs was born in Fountain county, Indiana, March 6, 1825, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma F. Rowen in Worth county, Missouri, July 22, 1916, aged 91 years, 4 months and 18 days.
She was united in marriage to William O. [gle] Clark March 6, 1835. To this union five children were born as follows: Elizabeth, Joseph, [word missing], Emma and Victoria. [Words unreadable] she moved with her family to Illinois in 1854 and from there to Missouri in 185[?] Her husband departed this life in 1872. Later she was united in marriage to Nathan Mitchell. To this union no children were born. In 1883 they moved to the state of Washington where they homesteaded a farm and returned to Missouri in 18[?]. Shortly after returning, her husband died, since which time she has made his home with her daughter, Emma F. [idella] Rowen.
She united with the Christian church in her girlhood days and had been a member ever since. She has always tried to do her duty and live a Christian life.
The funeral services were conducted from the Isadora Church of Christ July 23rd by Challie E. Graham, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at the same place.
[Note: Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, gives the marriage date as March 6, 1845.]

[MOORE, RALPH, 1873 – 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 6, 1916
Mrs. Dr. B. H. Miller, Mrs. Angie Simpson and Mrs. B. F. Wall left Friday evening by way of Creston for Jerome, Idaho, called there by the death of their brother-in-law, Ralph Moore, who passed away Friday morning.

[MOORE, RALPH, 1873 – 1916]
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, July 6, 1916
Ralph Moore Dead.
Mrs. S. F. Moore received the sad intelligence last Friday morning that her son, Ralph, had died the night before at his home in Jerome, Idaho. Mrs. Moore left that afternoon for Jerome to be present at the funeral. She was accompanied by Mrs. Simpson, of near Grant City; Mrs. Wall, of near Blockton, and Mrs. Miller, of Blockton, three of Mrs. Ralph Moore's sisters.
Ralph had been in poor health for some time with heart trouble and for seven weeks had been confined to his bed. Other complications set in and he went down rapidly and he had arranged for an operation to be performed on Friday. His death was very sudden. The nurse had administered some medicine and had gone to another room when he was taken with convulsions and died almost immediately.
Ralph's death has caused much sorrow here at his old home among his old-time friends and acquaintances. He was another Albany boy who had gone out into the world and made good. He was a whole-souled, broad-minded, big hearted fellow, one everyone loved and respected, and his passing away in the prime of life is indeed a sad blow to his relatives and friends.
As is known to all the older citizens here, Ralph was the son of Samuel F. and Mrs. Lou E. Moore. He was born in Albany, November 26, 1873 and was reared here. He was married November 6, 1899, to Miss Stella Strachan of Worth county, who with their 15-year-old son, Ruby, survives him. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he engaged in business. He prospered from the beginning and after about six years residence there he and his partner, R. S. Frazier, decided to go to a new country and establish themselves. They decided on Jerome, Idaho and went to the town site before a residence was built and were in every sense of the word, pioneers of the town. The place filled rapidly, and business grew accordingly. After five or six years Ralph retired from active business and spent most of his time looking after his personal affairs. He was a wide-awake, public spirited citizen and one whom his town can ill afford to lose.
Besides his mother, wife and son, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Addie Powles of Albany and Mrs. Ruby Gillespie of Jerome.
[Note: Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 gives the marriage date as November 29, 1899 at Grant City, Worth County, Missouri.]

[MOORE, RALPH, 1873 – 1916]
Stanberry Herald (Stanberry, Missouri), Thursday, July 13, 1916
Ralph Moore Dead.
Mrs. Lou E. Moore of Albany last Friday received a message saying that her son, Ralph Moore, had died the night before, at his home in Jerome, Idaho. In company with three sisters of Ralph's wife, Mrs. Moore left Creston, Iowa, Friday evening, to be present at the funeral, which was held Jerome last Sunday evening, the burial being under the auspices of the Masonic order.
Ralph Moore was 42 years, 7 months and 3 days old. He was born in Albany, attending the schools here and there were few boys more widely known or more popular than he. From 1894 to 1896 he served as deputy county collector under T. W. Kelley. In 1900 he was the nominee of the Republican party for collector, and his wide popularity was demonstrated by the fact that he ran hundreds of votes ahead of his ticket over the county, lacking only a few votes of being elected.
On Nov. 26, 1899, Mr. Moore was united in marriage to Miss Stella Strachan of Grant City and he leaves his wife and the son of their union—Ruby Moore, aged 15 years. He is also survived by his mother and by two sisters—Mrs. D. D. Powles of Albany and Mrs. Geo. A. Gillespie, who was at her brother's bedside in his last sickness. – Albany Capital.

 

[NICKLE, OLIVER PERRY]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 6, 1913
O. [liver] P.[erry]  Nickle, familiarly called "Uncle Oliver," died at his home in Clearfield Sunday and the funeral took place at the Christian church, of which congregation he was a member, at that place Monday. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers of Ringgold county, settling a few miles northeast of here. He moved to Clearfield near twenty years ago and retired from active life. He was a veteran of the Civil War enlisting from this section. His wife died several years ago, and he was quite old, being near ninety. He was a man of sterling integrity, standing firmly for what he conceived to be right.


[PAYTON, WILLIAM FINDLEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 22, 1927
William Findley Payton – Wm. Findley Payton was born March 4, 1847, near Muncie, Delaware county, Indiana and died at his home in Bedford, Ia., Sept. 17, 1927, aged 80 years, 6 months and 13 days. When he was a lad, he moved with his parents to Henry county, Ill., where he resided until he was a young man. In the spring of 1864, he enlisted in Co. G, 140th Ill. Infantry, to serve in the Civil war. Later he enlisted in Co. K, Ill. Cavalry, and was mustered out at the close of the war at Chicago, Ill. Jan. 1, 1873, he was united in marriage to Fannie Shafer in Jersey county, Ill., who preceded him in death about three and one-half years ago, after having lived together for over fifty-one years. To them were born 7 children, only three of whom survive, Laura, Lena and Fannie. Mr. Payton and wife came to Iowa in 1874, making their home on a farm near Bedford, Ia. Here they lived until 12 years ago when they moved to Bedford. He was a member of the No. 10 Chedwick Post, G. A. R. He was converted over 30 years ago and united with the Gilead Methodist Episcopal church, remaining loyal to his church and to his Lord until he was called away. He was a good husband and father, a loyal citizen of the nation and upright in habits and life. He leaves to mourn his passing 3 daughters, two brothers, three sisters, one granddaughter and numerous relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, 1927, with Rev. G. T. Roberts in charge. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.

[PERDEW, ELIZABETH ELBIN]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1914
Miss Ruth Perdew returned to her home at Sharpsburg today after spending a week with relatives in town. She was called home by the sudden death of her grandmother, Mrs. Hiram S. Perdew, which occurred yesterday.

[POOR, BENJAMIN BISSELL'S INFANT,1916 - 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1916
B. [enjamin] B. [issell] Poor and wife were called upon to part with their little babe born to them Tuesday morning. Short services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. S. M. Zike and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all.

[PORTER, RANSOM N.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, July 24, 1913
R. [ansom] N. Porter, of the Porter House, at Diagonal, died of paralysis Sunday morning. He had been in the hotel business near the Burlington depot most of the time for many years. At times he quit the business but would drift back into the house again. He came from Gravity to Diagonal and once run for sheriff on the democratic ticket in this county.


[PULLEN, ALLIE ELLSWORTH, 1875 - 1960]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 15, 1960
Funeral services will be conducted here Saturday for Allie A Pullen, 85, retired farmer, who died at his home at 523 W Clark St here this Thursday at 3:05 a m.
Mr Pullen had been ill for the past week but was able to remain alone at his home. When he became seriously ill early this morning, he attempted to phone his brother Silas here, but dialed the State Mental Health Institute by mistake. He reported his difficulty to the operator, who called his brother. The brother found Mr Pullen still seated by the telephone and summoned Dr S T Ramsdell from across the street.
Mr Pullen was born in Indiana.
He had farmed all of his adult life until retirement a few years ago. He had lived in Clarinda for the past 15 years.
Surviving are four brothers, Jesse of El Monte, Calif, Sylvester of Syracuse, N Y, Silas of Clarinda and Tapan of Conway; and a sister, Mrs Marjorie Olson of Omaha. His wife preceded him in death.
The Rev David Ash, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate at the services at the Walker Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a m. Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.

[PULLEN, ALLIE ELLSWORTH, 1875 - 1960]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 22, 1960
SHAMBAUGH – Mr and Mrs Harve Miller attended funeral services Saturday for her uncle, Allie Pullen.

[PULLEN, ROSE NELLIE COMBS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, July 25, 1960
Combs, Nellie - New Market vicinity has lost another of its older citizens in the passing of Nellie Combs, whose death came Friday, after only a few days of severe illness. very few of her friends were aware of her serious condition. Although in poor health for many years and a semi-invalid from arthritis, she remained in her own home alone, and maintained a deep interest in her relatives, neighbors and friends, enjoying all contacts with them.
Her church interest and support was with the Methodist Church at New Market.
Nellie Combs, daughter of Burr H.[arrison] and Lucretia Painter Combs, was born July 30, 1876 on a farm north of New Market and passed away at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital July 8, 1960 lacking only 22 days of being 84 years old. She was one of a family of eight children, of which only two are now living.
Nellie grew to young womanhood in the vicinity where she was born and on March 2, 1892, was married to Allie Pullen. They established their home on a farm just north of New Market, which for more than 58 years has been her home, in which she took much pride and interest as long as her health permitted.
Deceased was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, George, Charles and Lloyd Combs; two sisters, Mrs Cora Darnold and Mrs Lizzie Thompson. Surviving are one brother, Ned Combs; one sister, Mrs Osie Berger, both of New Market; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a large circle of friends.
Pallbearers were Harol[d] Combs, Dale Combs, Dana Taylor, Jay Darnold, Carrol Thompson and John Combs. Caring for the flowers were Mrs Dana Taylor and Mrs Joe Journey. Burial was in the Guss Cemetery.

[RAY, MARTHA ISABELLE MATTOX]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 26, 1945
Obituary – Mrs. Martha Ray
Martha Isabelle Mattox was born August 2, 1855 at Rockville, Indiana and died April 16, 1945 at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 14 days.
She came with her parents to Gravity when she was six weeks old. When a small child she attended the rally for the return of Civil war veterans held at Bedford.
She was married to Thomas J. [efferson] Ray on November 13, 1875. To them eleven children were born, four having preceded her in death. Her husband died in June 1917.
She leaves to mourn her death, seven children: Nellie M. Gillpatrick of Grand Junction, Colo.; Irene Nevin, New Market; Ora G. Ray of Denver; J. H. Ray of Iliff, Colo.; Vera Farrell of Dike, Iowa; Vern C. Ray of Des Moines, and Grace Anderson of Modesto, Calif. Also 26 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Taylor county was her home until 1914 when she and her husband moved to Grand River, Iowa, where she lived until three days prior to her death, when she was taken to the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. Mrs. Ray was an ardent church worker, a devoted wife and mother.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 18, from the Christian church at New Market by Rev. E. L. Woods of Clarinda. Burial was in the Memory cemetery.
Attend Ray Rites
Those from a distance attending the services for Mrs. Martha Ray were Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Ray of Denver, Mrs. Nellie Gillpatrick of Grand Junction, Colorado, J. H. Ray of Iliff, Colo., Verne C. Ray of Des Moines, Mrs. Vera Farrell of Dike, Iowa.


[RAY, RLONZO DOW "LONA"]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, June 3, 1920
Killed in Wreck
A telegram was received here Monday from Grand Junction, Colo., stating that R. D. Ray, a former New Market boy, and brother of Mrs. H. E. Nevin and Prof. Harry Ray [had been killed in a train wreck]. He had been gone from here about 18 years. No particulars of his death was conveyed in the telegram.

[RAY, RLONZO DOW "LONA"]
New Market Herald (New Market, Iowa), Thursday, July 8, 1920
The friends of R. D. Ray, who was killed in a railroad wreck last month in Colorado and who was a former resident here may be interested in his obituary which we take from the Grand Junction, Colo., Sentinel:
R. R. (Lona) Ray was born at New Market, Taylor county, Iowa, April 25, 1878, met his death May 31, 1920, while on duty near Dominguez, Colo., at the age of 42 years, 1 month and 6 days.
The faithful husband and father leaves to mourn his loss a wife and a babe 10 months old son, Averon, 15 years (whose mother died when he was 2 ½ years), a daughter Frances, 10 years, a mother, Mrs. T. J. Ray (being present) of New Market, Ia., his father preceding him June 5, 1917, two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Lewis and Mrs. E. P. Anderson, of Grand Junction, a brother, O. G. Ray of Brush, Colo., being present, two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Nevin and Mrs. L. G. Farrell and two brothers, J. H. and V. C. Ray, all of New Market, Ia.
Mr. Ray was a member of the Locomotive Engineers at Grand Junction, No. 488; also, of the I. O. O. F. at New Market, Ia.
The deceased united with the Christian church at the age of 16 years. His great aim through life was ever and always to attain a work of perfection as locomotive engineer.

[RAY, RICHARD MELVIN, 1883 – 1916]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, October 24, 1916
Melvin Ray Dies After Long Illness
Melvin Ray, son of Mrs. R. [ichard] M. [arion] Ray of Bedford, died at the home of Athelstan Friday morning. The body was sent to Kansas City and the funeral services were held at that place Monday morning. Mr. Ray is well known in Bedford and was at one time employed at the Times-Republican office and was also a member of the band. His mother and two sisters, Mrs. Elvin Pierce and Mrs. Clarence Teachnor, went to Kansas City to attend the funeral.

[RAY, RICHARD MELVIN, 1883 – 1916]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, October 24, 1916
Mrs. R. M. Ray went to Athelstan Friday called by the death of her son, Melvin Ray.

[RAY, RICHARD MELVIN, 1883 – 1916]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, October 24, 1916
Obituary – A. Melvin Ray
Melvin Ray, formerly a resident here and a well-known Bedford boy, died Thursday, October 19, at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Large, near Athelstan. Funeral services were conducted by the Musicians' Union of which he was a member from the G. A. Chapel in Kansas City. Burial was made in the Mount Hope cemetery at Kansas City, Kansas.
A. [Richard] Melvin Ray, age 33 years, 1 month and 3 days, was born at Clearfield, Iowa, September 16, 1883. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. [ichard] M. [arion] Ray. He was married to Margaret Sargent, September 19, 1903 and to this union were born three children. Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss his mother, Mrs. R. M. Ray of Bedford; five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. M. R. Wickwire, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. [Mr.] T. A. Ray, Norwalk, Cal., Mrs. J. W. Large, Athelstan, Mrs. E. N, Ames, Sheridan, Mo., O. M. Ray, Tracy, Minn., Mrs. E. P. Pierce, Bedford, Mrs. C. F. Teachnor, Bedford. All of which were present except one brother, O. M. Ray. His father and one brother have preceded him, his father dying when he was 3 years old and a brother, Arthur, October 20, 1902.

[RAY, RICHARD MELVIN, 1883 – 1916]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1916
R. [ichard] Melvin Ray, son of R. [ichard] M. [arion] Ray and wife, was born at Clearfield, Iowa, Sept. 16, 1883 and departed this life Oct. 19, 1916, aged 33 years, 1 month and 3 days.
He was united in marriage to Margaret A. Sargent Sept. 19, 1903. There was born to this union three children—Oliver, Fernie and Harold.
Besides the wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss his mother, Mrs. R. [ichard] M.[arion] Ray, Bedford; five sisters and two brothers—Mrs. M. R. Wickwire, Kansas City, Kans.; T. [homas] A. [llen] Ray, Norwalk, Cal.; Mrs. J. [ohn] W. Large, Athelstan; Mrs. E.[lias] N. Ames, Sheridan, Mo.; O. M. Ray, Tracy, Minn.; and Mrs. E. P. Pierce, Bedford—all of whom were present except one brother, O. M. Ray. His father and one brother have preceded him, his father when he was 3 years old and his brother, Arthur W., Oct. 20, 1902.
The funeral services were conducted by the Musicians' Union, of which he was a member, from the G. A. Long Chapel. Burial in Mount Hope cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

[RAY, THOMAS JEFFERSON]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, June 14, 1917
HIGH PRAIRIE – Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Tom Ray held in New Market Sunday; Mr. Ray was formerly a resident of this community but was living near Grand River at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. Their friends join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

[REED, JACOB WOLVERTON "JAKE," 1871 – 1929]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 28, 1929
J. W. Reed Dead
Geo. B. [rown] Reed received a message Sunday stating that his brother, Jacob W. Reed, died at Monte Vista, Colorado, at 1 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. L. P. Jenkins, of Athelstan and Mrs. Sherman Hennegin, of Sheridan, sisters of the deceased, left Monday morning for Monte Vista to attend the funeral.

[REED, JACOB WOLVERTON "JAKE," 1871 – 1929]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 14, 1929
J. W. Reed – The community was shocked Sunday by the sudden death of Jake Reed, one of the old time and highly regarded residents of Monte Vista. Mr. Reed had not been very well all winter but his death at this time was entirely unexpected.
Jacob Wolverton Reed, son of Sarah A.[nn]  and Jacob Reed, was born Sept. 16, 1871, in Taylor County, Iowa and lived there until the spring of 1907, when he moved to Monte Vista. For the past 22 years he has made his home in this city save for a short time spent in Idaho and California.
On August 31, 1890, Mr. Reed was married to Miss Marie Quinn and to this union was born two sons, Jacob Francis and Charles Vincent. Francis departed this life in Feb. 1897 at the age of not quite six years.
Charles has made his home in California the past ten years and is at present located at Fresno in that state.
Deceased was again married December 9, 1906, to Miss Lora McCracken. To this union was born one son who died after a short existence of nine days.
Mr. Reed gave his heart to Christ and was baptized in the summer of 1897, uniting with the Baptist church at Blockton, Iowa. And while in later years he was not affiliated with any church he retained his faith in God and upheld everything that was good.
He leaves to mourn his death, his wife of this city, son, Charles of Fresno, Calif., two brothers, George Reed of Blockton, Ia., and Miles Reed of Monte Vista, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. R. S. Hennegin of Sheridan, Mo., and Mrs. L. P. Jenkins of Athelstan, Ia.; one half-sister, Mrs. Grove Brown of Blockton, Ia.; several nieces and nephews and many friends for "Jake" as he was familiarly known, made many friends everywhere he went. He was a loyal friend, kind neighbor and loving and tender father and husband.
His son Charles and two sisters came here for the funeral and are visiting relatives in this vicinity.
Funeral services were held at the Woods chapel at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon with sermon by Rev. C. C. Overeem, pastor of the local Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Long, evangelists, sang two beautiful songs and a quartet furnished the closing number. Burial was made in the Monte Vista cemetery. – Monte Vista (Colo) newspaper.

[REED, JACOB WOLVERTON'S INFANT, 1914- 1914]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 26, 1914
Word comes from Monte Vista, Colorado, that the son born to Jake W. [olverton] Reed and wife, of that place, near three weeks ago, died a few days since. The friends of Mr. Reed and wife residing here will sympathize with them in the death of their first and only child.

[RISNER, BELLE WHITT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 18, 1917
Death of Mrs. Risner
Mrs. Leander Risner, who was taken to a hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, sometime before the holidays, for treatment and was getting along nicely, contracted tonsillitis and in her weakened condition was unable to withstand the attack and passed away on Wednesday of last week. The members of the Risner family, who reside on the farm formerly owned by A. J. Agee northwest of [rest of article missing].

[RISNER, BELLE WHITT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 1, 1917
Mrs. Leander Risner, whose maiden name was Belle Whitt, was born at West Liberty, Ky., May 1, 1867. Removed from there to Blockton.
She was married to Mr. Risner July 4, 1880. To this union seven children were born, four of whom survive—Milton, Mrs. Daisy Arnett, Laura and Kash.
During her last illness she was taken to Rochester, Minn. for treatment and where she passed away January 10, 1917.
Mrs. Risner united with the Baptist church in 1884.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Dassel, Minn., Jan. 15, Rev. W. T. Williams conducting the services. The surviving children and the husband were all present at the service. Interment was made in the Dassel cemetery.

[ROUSEY, JEANETTE A. TEASLEY]]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, September 13, 1916
Mrs. John Rousy [Rousey], daughter of James Teasley and known to many of our readers, died at her home in St. Joseph Monday. The body was brought to Grant City Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held at the Honey Grove church.



[SANDERS, RHODA WEESE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 6, 1941
Roy C. King and family and W. E. King attended the funeral of Mrs. Rhoda Sanders at Grant City Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Sanders died at the home of her son, Joe Sanders, in Grinnell this state, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the age of 73 years and 11 months. Burial was in the Isadora cemetery.

[SANDERS, RHODA WEESE]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 13, 1941
Rhoda Weese, daughter of Zenis P. [rice] and Narcissus Weese, was born in Worth county, Mo., March 17, 1867, and died at Grinnell Feb. 27, 1941, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 10 days. There were 11 sisters and brothers, Benjamin Weese the only survivor.
She was married to George W. Sanders Oct. 17, 1886, who preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1932. To this union three children were born, of whom only Joseph survives, the other two dying in infancy.
In early life she united with the Pleasant Ridge church and at the time of her death was a member of the Grant City Christian church. Most of her life was spent in Worth county.
She is survived by one son, Joseph; one brother, Benjamin Weese; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted at Grant City by Rev. Jesse Cunningham March 1. Interment in the Isadora cemetery.




[SLATER, MARY SAMANTHA FOSTER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, April 17, 1913
Mrs. John Slater, of Sheridan, died Saturday and the funeral took place at that town Sunday. The remains were taken to her old home at Chariton for interment. She had been a great sufferer several months and death was no doubt a welcome messenger to her. She was a most estimable woman and her death will cause deep sorrow to her many friends. She was near sixty-five years of age and leaves a husband and several children.

[SLATER, MARY SAMANTHA FOSTER]
Chariton Leader (Chariton, Iowa), Thursday, April 17, 1913
Mrs. John Slater - Many friends in this county will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. John Slater, who passed away Saturday morning at six o'clock at their home near Sheridan, Mo., after an illness of several months with dropsy and heart trouble.
Mary Samantha Foster was born in Highland county, Ohio, May 14, 1847 and died April 12, 1913, aged 65 years, 10 months and 29 days. At the age of three years she moved with her parents to Illinois, living in Fulton and Knox counties.
She was married to John M. Slater, February 17th, 1874. Two years after their marriage they came to Lucas county, where they resided until the spring of 1900, when they removed to Worth county, Mo.
To this union were born four children, Paul Augustus, who died August, 1890; Tessie Mabel, who died May, 1913; Clyde Emerson and Frank B., both single and who reside at Ellensburg and Seattle, Wash., but who were with their mother the last days of her illness and consignment to the tomb.
She united with the Methodist church when a girl and lived a consistent Christian life for more than fifty years. She moved her membership to the Presbyterian church in English township during their residence there and later to the M. E. church at Sheridan, Mo.
She bore her suffering with the patience and fortitude of a true Christian.
Short funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Sheridan, Mo., Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. J. Smith. The remains were brought to this city Monday morning and taken to the Presbyterian church in English township, where services were conducted by Rev. Rundell, assisted by Rev. Dudley, and interment was made in the family lot in the Spring Hill cemetery.

[SLOAN, ELIZABETH "BESSIE" MAGEE]
Nebraska Signal (Geneva, Nebraska), Thursday, November 4, 1920
SLOAN, ELIZABETH—Mrs. Elizabeth Sloan, daughter of Phillip and Ann Magee, was born at Anahern, County of Caven, Ireland, March 26, 1830. She attended the parish school and also the then new national schools where she acquired a fairly liberal education for that country and time.
She was the oldest child of the family and upon reaching womanhood, came to America, when it took eleven weeks to accomplish the voyage. She landed in Philadelphia where she first went into service and later an apprenticeship; she became an accomplished tailoress. Her industry and thrift enabled her to contribute to the home folks during those years of Irish distress and also pay the passage for two brothers and a sister to America.
In Philadelphia she met and was married to James W. [alker]  Sloan, and shortly thereafter moved with him to Monticello, Ia., in 1858. At Monticello they resided on a farm until 1883, when they moved to Platteville, Taylor Co., Ia, whence in 1897 Mr. and Mrs. Sloan came to Geneva, where their four sons then resided.
At Monticello ten children were born unto them, five of whom passed away in childhood. Five survive her: William J., Ashley, Mont; Charles H., Geneva, Neb., Mrs. Mamie Sickels, Athelstan, Ia., Robert J. [ames], Kansas City, Mo; and Frank W., Geneva, Neb.
She was born, baptized, reared, lived and died in the Catholic faith. She passed away after nearly a year of sickness at the home of her son, Frank in Geneva, October 28, 15 9 o'clock a.m. 1920. Her remains were temporarily placed in the mausoleum at the Wyuka cemetery at Lincoln, Neb., Monday, November 1, 1920. Here her remains will rest by the side of her husband until a suitable vault is constructed in the family lot in the Geneva cemetery.
Mrs. Sloan was truly a mother in Israel. She was one of the good of the earth. Those who knew her well feel that she was worthy and believe that she is in heaven. Her life was long and in it she did much that was good and holy. Four score and ten years on earth is seldom given to man or woman. This measure was granted to her and she wasted none of it.
She was devoted to her work and what her hand found to do she did with patience and industry that was a marvel to her friends and neighbors. Friends wondered that one so slight of form and limited stature could do so much. She did much for her friends and neighbors, but the center of her interest here was in her home. Few husbands and wives have closed happier lives than did she and her husband who preceded her in death nearly four years. She would sometimes speak with tender recollection of the little ones who lie under the evergreens of Oakwood cemetery, Monticello, Ia., but very often she would speak with interest, pride, and affection of children who were living. Of these latter, she never wearied in telling the incidents of their childhood, their development and education, over which she had watched with a mother's care and loved to tell of their doings and delighted in their measures of success.
From early life she was a zealous advocate of temperance and took special pride in giving advanced education to her children. But zealous as she was in her work, devoted as she was to her family, she never faltered in the Catholic faith, in which she was born, baptized, lived and died. Her life was one of earth's best examples of Christian faith and Christian conduct. The world is better for her having lived in these four score and ten years of industry, devotion and Christian fortitude.
A touching tribute to the sweet nature of the deceased appeared in the profusion of floral offerings from not only friends about Geneva, but from those who knew her in many cities of the state and from several places outside Nebraska. She loved flowers and highly appreciated things that were beautiful and good.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Agiu of St. Joseph's church. These were exceedingly appropriate and impressive and the reverend father's just and sympathetic words, personal to the deceased; were generously bestowed as they were richly deserved.
Among those relatives in attendance at the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Margaret Clark, only surviving sister of James W. Sloan, deceased, whose home is in Philadelphia; Harry B. Sloan, a grandson (son of William J. Sloan.) Fort Collins, Col; Mrs. Mamie Sickels, daughter of the deceased, Athelstan, Ia.; Robert J. Sloan, Kansas City, Mo.; Sadie Stairy a niece of the deceased, Sioux City, Ia.

[SLOAN, JAMES WALKER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1917
The Late James W. Sloan
Geneva, Nebraska, Signal: -- James W. [alker] Sloan was born on the first day of December 1834 and died on the last day of December 1916. His birthplace was near Ballymena, in County Antrim, Ireland, where he lived to the age of twelve.
He came of that sturdy strain of stock known as Scotch-Irish, which has it habitat in the north of Ireland and which has made its impress upon the industries, commerce, education and politics of the world. Upon his paternal side were many linen weavers, among whom was Charles Sloan, his father. Upon the maternal side were educators and professional men. His grandfather, Samuel Weir, for many years conducted an advanced school in his community. This was in a day and country where schoolmaster[s] were not numerous.
Linen weaving, a prosperous business in the thirties, fell into bad ways under the legislative politics of Peel and Cobden in the early forties. This brought Charles Sloan to Philadelphia. Soon his wife, his son James and a younger brother, Robert, who was afterwards killed in the civil war, were brought to the Quaker city. Later the father and son, James, engaged in carpet weaving.
On January 22, 1857, at Philadelphia, James was united in marriage to Bessie Magee, who was born in County Cavan, Ireland. This was a union which lacked but a few days of three score years before "Death did them part."
Soon after the marriage they moved to Monticello, Iowa, one of the pioneer out-posts of the then new state. There they resided on a farm for twenty-six years. There they had the real trials, struggles and sometimes privations, of actual pioneer life. There ten children were born unto them, five of whom died in childhood and lie in Oakwood cemetery, Monticello. The farm at Monticello was not a large one, but the excellent schools of that town gave an opportunity for education and the father and mother thought more of this than of large financial accumulations. All of the children prepared for school teaching and four of them, each for a time, followed the profession.
In 1883, desiring to obtain more and cheaper land, the family moved to Platteville, Taylor Co., Ia. Here they farmed until 1896, when husband and wife came to Geneva, whither all of their sons had preceded them. Here, for more than twenty years, in comfort and happiness, this couple, though advanced in years, seemed young in happiness, hospitality and neighborly kindness, living, loving and caring for each other.
Mr. Sloan was born and reared in the Presbyterian faith and throughout his lifetime adhered to the doctrines and teachings of that denomination. He was a republican in politics, having cast his first presidential vote for John C. Fremont in 1856. In both religion and politics, while always defending his convictions and beliefs, he was tolerant of the views and doctrines of his neighbors. He had a penchant for humor and usually saw the cheerful side of life's situations. To the last his good nature was manifested in the wit and humor which, throughout his life, family and friends had so many opportunities to hear and enjoy.
There were of his family and relatives present at the funeral, William J. [ohn] Sloan, son, recently a farmer in this community but now a ranchman in Montana; Charles H.[enry] Sloan, Geneva, son, member of congress for the Fourth Nebraska district; Mamie Sickels, only daughter, wife of Elmer Sickels, a prominent farmer near Athelstan, Ia.; Robert J.[ames] Sloan, son, formerly a resident of this place and state senator from this district, now a lawyer at Kansas City; Frank W. [alker] Sloan, son, lawyer and banker of Geneva; Margaret Clark, only sister of deceased, of Philadelphia, Pa.; William B. Sloan, a nephew, Monticello, Ia. The last names, while a boy, for some years made his home at Monticello with the deceased's family.
The body, in a bronze casket, will be for the present placed in a vault at the Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln, Neb., there to remain until a suitable vault can be constructed for its reception at Geneva.
A funeral service was conducted at the family residence at 11 a. m. Tuesday by Rev. W. P. Hanson, pastor of the Fairmont Presbyterian church. Music was furnished by the choir of the Geneva Congregational church. The funeral party drove to Fairmont by auto and took the body by train to Lincoln to its temporary resting place in a receiving vault. Many people were in attendance at the funeral. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

[STUCKER, ELIJAH JACKSON]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, October 9, 1913
Elijah Stucker, an old resident of Lincoln township, Ringgold county, and a longtime friend of the writer, died yesterday morning at a Creston hospital where he had been taken last week and where he had submitted to an operation. He leaves his wife and one daughter to mourn the loss of husband and father. He was a just and upright man, honest in all his dealings.



[THURLOW, SARAH C. OLINGER]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, March 5, 1914
Will Adkins and daughter, Beatrice, who left here last December for Colony, Kansas, and Beaumont, Algoa and other points in Texas for an extended visit, and expected to go from there on a trip through Colorado, passed through here on train No. 54 Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by Mr. Adkins' brother-in-law and sister-in-law, S. J. Thurlow and Mrs. Ruth Davis of Beaumont and Algoa, Texas, on their way to Hopeville where they were called by the death of Mrs. Sarah Thurlow; Mrs. Thurlow, who was Miss Beatrice's grandmother, suffered a stroke of paralysis some four years ago and has been in indifferent health since. She passed away Saturday afternoon and the funeral took place at Hopeville yesterday. The Thurlows are among the oldest residents of the vicinity of Hopeville.

[TIBBLES, THOMAS C.]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1916
Thomas Tibbles, an aged stock buyer at Sheridan, was killed in the Sheridan railroad yards Saturday morning, a car side tracted by the local freight striking him. It seems that he was standing on one side of the tracks and was watching the engine when the car struck him, killing him instantly.



[WRIGHT, WAIT FARRINGTON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 5, 1899
--J. [ohn] F. Denser received a telegram of the death of Waight [Wait] F. Wright, near Johnstown, Ohio, which took place sometime last Saturday, aged 90 years and five months. He leaves ten children, three of whom live in Taylor county, John and Simeon and Mrs. J.[ohn] F. Denser, who attended the funeral.