Obituaries
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[ARCHER, JAMES B.]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, September 10, 1909
James B. Archer died in New Market Sunday, Sept. 5, 1909, of apoplexy. He was 58 years of age and survived by a widow. His remains were taken to Shenandoah for burial. He was a farmer near Shenandoah for thirty-five years.

[ARCHER, JAMES B]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1909
James B. Archer died in New Market, Sunday, Sept. 5, 1909, from paralysis. He was 59 years of age. He was born in McDonough county, Ill. and lived for some time at Shenandoah. He resided in New Market from 1900 until his death.

[ARCHER, JAMES B.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
James B. Archer was born in McDonough county, Illinois, January 1, 1850, died at his home in New Market Sept. 5, 1909. He came to Iowa in 1874 and located at Shenandoah. In 1900 he came to New Market and was united in marriage to Miss Alberta Craft, May 10, 1906. Last Sunday morning Mr. Archer suffered a stroke of paralysis and gradually sank till about 10 o'clock when he died. He had not been well for some time and his friends had been quite anxious about him but his sudden death came as a shock to all. He had continued to care for his business and was on the streets Saturday feeling as well as usual.
[Note: His Iowa death certificate gives his birth date as January 1, 1851.]

[BARNES, CLEAVE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
N. W. Smalley has just received word of the death of Cleave Barnes, son of H. N. Barnes, residents of this county until about eight years ago. His mother was a sister of Mr. N. W. and T. N. Smalley. The death was caused by a train, he being employed as a brakeman at Backus, Minn.

[BARNES, CLEAVE]
Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), Friday, October 8, 1909
Mrs. A. V. McCarthy returned home Monday after several days spent at Backus where she was called by the death of her brother-in-law, C. Barnes. She was accompanied home by her sister, Mrs. Barnes.

[BEAN, MINNIE KENDALL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1909
Mrs. Cass Bean Dead
Many in Bedford will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Cass Bean, which occurred at her home in Omaha, Nebr., on Friday evening of last week. Mrs. Bean had been in Bedford most of the summer, visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. C. M. Paschal, coming here from Excelsior Springs, Mo. She had been in very poor health while here and about two weeks prior to her death she left for her home, her husband accompanying her. She was about 38 years old and for a number of years she lived with her husband near Hawleyville, Iowa. Her maiden name was Miss Minnie Kendall.
The remains were taken to Villisca for interment Sunday and Mrs. Paschal left here Saturday evening for that place to attend the funeral, returning home Monday. The deceased leaves a husband to mourn her death. He has the sympathy of all who know him.

[BEAN, MINNIE KENDALL]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, October 18, 1909
Mrs. Cass Bean died at her home in Omaha, Friday, October 8, 1909, at the age of 41 years. Mrs. Bean was formerly Miss Minnie Kendall and moved to Villisca with her parents 1878 and lived here until about a year ago, when with her husband, she moved to Omaha to make her home. The deceased is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Edenfield of Villisca and Mrs. J. E. Rail of Omaha and two brothers, Ben Kendall of near Hawleyville and James R. of near Hepburn, and her father John Henry Kendall who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. Edenfield. The funeral service will be held from the W. J. Edenfield home Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Enoch Hill, pastor of the M. E. church, assisted by Elder S. H. Coleman of the Advent Christian Church. Interment was in the Villisca Cemetery.

[BELMONT, BENJAMIN HARRISON "BEN"]
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), Friday, May 30, 1975
Ben H. Belmont
HILL CITY – Memorial services for Ben H. Belmont, 86, former Hill City resident who died Thursday in a Mitchell hospital, will be 2 p. m. Monday at the Little White Church in Hill City.
Services are scheduled Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, with burial following there.
Belmont was born Nov. 1, 1886 near Bedford, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. William Belmont. He came to Hill City in 1909 and ranched in the area until retiring in 1950.
Belmont was a veteran of World War I. In 1931 he married Florence Trone at Mt. Vernon. She died in 1958.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Helen Trone, Mt. Vernon and Florence Belmont, Hill City; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
[Note: His military headstone and his family headstone give his birth date as November 1, 1888.]



[BELMONT, LLOYD THOMAS]
Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), Tuesday, March 26, 1968
Lloyd T. Belmont – Lloyd Thomas Belmont, 81, formerly of 1300 Pennsylvania, died yesterday at a nursing home at 3400 Campbell. He was born in Bedford, Ia. and lived here 50 years. Mr. Belmont was a retired employee of Swift & Co. where he worked as a temperature maintenance man. He was an Army veteran of World War I. A brother, Benjamin Belmont, Hill City, S. D., survives. Services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday at the Earp & Sons chapel; burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight at the chapel.



[BELMONT, ROY CLAYTON]
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), Thursday, February 12, 1959
Roy Belmont Dies at Rapid City
HILL CITY – Roy C. [layton] Belmont, 65-year-old Hill City resident, died Wednesday night in a Rapid City hospital.
Funeral services have been scheduled for Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Hill City Congregational Church with the Rev. R. L. Gowan, Custer, officiating. Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery under direction of Hobart Funeral Home.
Belmont was born at Conway, Iowa, March 20, 1893, and at the age of 12 moved to Caldwell, Kan., with his parents. In 1913 he came to Hill City, where he had ranched ever since. He was married to the former Florence Davis of Hill City at Belle Fourche, March 8, 1923.
Survivors include his widow, Hill City, and eight children, Mrs. Frances Pettit, Custer; Mrs. Mary Catherine Smith, Belle Fourche; Nadine Belmont and Noreen Belmont, both attending school in Rapid City and Calvin, Milo, Linda and Billy, all of Hill City. Fourteen grandchildren survive as do three brothers, Lloyd, Kansas City, Mo. and Harry and Ben, both of Hill City; and two nieces, Mrs. Lucille Pease, Van Nuys, Calif. and Mrs. Helen Casebolt, Vancouver, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister.





[BREMER, ELLA MILLER]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 14, 1941
Mrs. W. M. Bremer Dies in Kansas City
Mrs. W. [illiam] M. Bremer, 73, died at her home in Kansas City Saturday, August 2, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were held the following Monday and burial was made there.
Mrs. Bremer was the former Miss Ella Miller of Bedford. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Gracia Bremer of the home; a sister and a brother, Mrs. Lottie Jamison and Abraham Miller, both of Bedford. Mr. Miller attended the last rites in Kansas City and was accompanied home by his niece, Miss Bremer, who remained several days in his home. Mr. Bremer died last fall.

[BREMER, WILLIAM C.]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 31, 1940
W. [illiam] C. Bremer, a brother-in-law of Abe Miller and Mrs. Lotta Jamison of Bedford, died at his home in Kansas City on Monday, Oct. 21. He is survived by his wife, who will be remembered in Bedford as Miss Ella Miller and one daughter of the home. Mr. Miller and Mrs. Jamison attended the last rites in Kansas City, returning home Saturday.





[CHAPMAN, MARY JANE HENKLE]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Friday, September 21, 1934
Pioneer Woman Dies today in Donnellson
DONNELLSON, Iowa. (By Telephone to the Democrat). – Mary Jane Chapman, 84, pioneer resident of Van Buren township, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Knapp, at Donnellson. Death was due to heart ailment.
Mrs. Chapman was born in Van Buren township within a quarter of a mile of the place of her death and near the spot where she was married to Butler Chapman, April 23, 1867. She had been a lifelong resident of Van Buren township and a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Knapp.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Knapp residence, Rev. A. B. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Pioneer cemetery.

[CHAPMAN, MARY JANE HENKLE]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), September 25, 1934
Pioneer Resident's Rites Held Sunday
DONNELLSON, Iowa. (Special to the Democrat). – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Chapman were held at the Knapp home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. A. B. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Walter Klingle, Miss Leola Lowenberg, Carl Bentsinger and B. F. Warren sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross," favorite songs of the deceased. Burial was made in Pioneer cemetery. Pallbearers were D. W. Warren, Albert Holdefer, R. E. Newcomb, W. C. Ott, B. B. Herron and F. C. Cutler.
Mary Jane Chapman was born October 9, 1849 in Van Buren township, Lee county, Iowa, the daughter of Amos and Sarah McGreer Henkle, early settlers of Lee county. In her childhood she united with the Presbyterian church.
In girlhood her elder brother volunteered in the Union army. Putting on boots she went into the field and helped her father with his work.
On April 23, 1868, she was united in marriage to Butler Chapman. They went to housekeeping on a farm near her parental home where she resided until her husband's death on May 12, 1912, when she moved to Donnellson and lived with her daughter Mrs. H. C. Knapp, later moving with her daughter to Des Moines where she resided until 1929, when the family moved back to the old home.
She died September 21 at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 12 days. Surviving her is one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Knapp of Donnellson and one granddaughter, Mrs. Effie Bagnell, also of Donnellson, beside a host of relatives and friends.
Mary Jane Chapman was the only surviving child of a family of five children; one son, Delbert E. preceded her in death February 23, 1894.



[CONNOR, JAMES'S INFANT, - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1909
Tarried Not Long
The little babe of Mr. and Mrs. James Connor died at their home Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock. The little one was only about six weeks old and some time since it was taken with the whooping cough. Later this was complicated with other diseases peculiar to little children and death was the result.
On Monday the remains were taken to Clearfield where interment was made in the cemetery, its tiny little body being laid beside those of two other children of Mr. and Mrs. Connor, who died some years ago.



[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Lawrence Daily Journal (Lawrence, Kansas), Wednesday, September 15, 1909
Death of Mrs. Coup
Mrs. Elizabeth Coup, wife of F. [rank] L. Coup, died this morning at the family home here, 1124 Conn. Street. Mrs. Coup was twenty-nine years of age and is survived by her husband and one young daughter. The body will probably be shipped to Iowa for burial. No definite cause of the death has been given.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Lawrence Daily World (Lawrence, Kansas), Wednesday, September 15, 1909
She Died From Poison
Mrs. Frank Coup Passed Away Today After Short Illness
No Inquest Will Be Held As the Tansy Poison was Self Administered
Woman Is Quite Well Known in Lawrence and lived at 1124 Connecticut Street
Mrs. F. L. Coup died at noon today from an overdose of tansy tea, which she had taken.
Three days ago, Dr. Barnes was called to the family home at 1124 Connecticut street and found the woman in a rather serious condition. Seeing at once that he had a case of poisoning to take care of, he called in Dr. George W. Jones and the two made every effort to save the unfortunate woman but this was in vain and she died at noon today.
They reported the death its cause to City Health Officer Rudolph, who at once notified the coroner. Dr. Phillips looked into the case and announced that no inquest would be held as the tansy, which is poisonous, had been self-administered.
The woman leaves a husband and two children.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Lawrence Daily Journal (Lawrence, Kansas), Thursday, September 16, 1909
An Autopsy Held
Indications Are That Mrs. Coup Died From Cancer of the Stomach
An autopsy was held over the remains of Mrs. Frank Coup whose death under mysterious circumstance occurred yesterday morning. Dr. Clarence Francisco took the stomach and uterus to Kansas City to the University hospital where a microscopical test will be made.
Dr. Carl Phillips and Dr. Keith made the autopsy and they are of the opinion that Mrs. Coup died from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Coup asked for the autopsy. He says that his wife did not do anything wrong and that she had been taking tansy tea for stomach trouble for several years.
The doctors are puzzled about the case and refuse to give an opinion directly, but they believe that cancer of the stomach caused the death. The case has attracted a good deal of attention and every effort is being made to get at the facts of the case.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Lawrence Daily World (Lawrence, Kansas), Thursday, September 16, 1909
No Poison Was Found
An Autopsy Over Body of Mrs. Frank Coup Revealed No Evidence of It
Doctors Had Made Mistake on First Diagnosis of Case
Phillip, Keith and Francisco Held An Autopsy This Morning—Sent Stomach to K. C.
An autopsy over the body of Mrs. Frank Coup this morning showed that the stomach contained no poison or evidences of it and that the death, contrary to the death certificate turned in by the attending physician, was probably due to cancer of the stomach.
Some rather serious charges had been made over the unfortunate affair, so that Coroner Carl Phillips this morning called in Dr. E. R. Keith and Dr. Clarence Francisco, to make an examination of the remains.
When Carl Phillips, the coroner, started investigation, Frank Coup, the husband informed him that he had purchased a package of tansy tea for his wife several months ago, and that she had been making tea from it from time to time, but at no time had she taken it in sufficient quantities to cause poisoning.
Upon learning this, Mr. Phillips examined the stomach of the woman and found that it contained no poison but showed traces of a cancer. He also found that the woman had not been pregnant. Portions of the stomach were taken to Kansas City by Dr. Francisco for examination, and it cannot be told definitely until then whether the death was due to a cancerous condition but Dr. Phillips this morning said that there was practically no doubt but what a mistake had been made in the first diagnosis and that the death was not due to poisoning.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
The remains of Mrs. Frank Coup, who died Tuesday at Lawrence, Kas., will be brought back here for burial. They are expected to arrive either today or tomorrow.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Lawrence Daily World (Lawrence, Kansas), Friday, September 17, 1909
Shipped Body to Iowa Mrs. Elizabeth Coup Was Taken There for Burial
The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Coup was shipped this morning to New Bedford [Bedford,], Ia. where it will be buried this afternoon. The husband, Frank Coup and the little daughter, accompanied it.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1909
Mrs. F. [rank] L. Coup – The remains of Mrs. F. [rank] L. Coup, whose death, Sept. 15, was announced last week, were brought to Bedford for interment Friday. The husband and daughter accompanied the body. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. Coup's father, J. [acob] B. Coup, conducted by Rev. S. E. Henry of the First Presbyterian church. After this service the body was laid to rest in the Bedford cemetery. Mrs. Coup had not been well for about eleven months and the serious illness immediately before her death continued four or five weeks. She was 29 years of age.

[COUP, ELIZABETH APTHORP]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1909
The remains of Mrs. F. L. Coup arrived here Saturday from Lawrence, Kas., accompanied by her husband and little daughter. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, from the home of J. [acob] B. Coup and conducted by Rev. S. E. Henry. The interment was in Bedford cemetery.

[COUP, FRANK LEVI]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 2, 1936
Frank Coup, 61, Dies in Des Moines
Frank L. [evi] Coup, 61, a resident of Bedford for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clyde Livingston in Des Moines, Sunday, June 28.
The body was brought to Bedford and funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon conducted by C. Max Buck. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.
Frank L. Coup was born Dec. 8, 1874 in Bedford. He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away twenty-eight years ago.
He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Livingston of Des Moines, two grandchildren, Betty and Bob Livingston of Des Moines; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Leemer of Mill City, Oregon and Mrs. Minnie Cole of Sacramento, Cal.; and one brother, M. B. Coup of Decorah, Iowa.
Mr. Coup had been a member of the Methodist church since early childhood and resided in Bedford with his aged father, J. [acob] B. Coup, until his death. He had been away from Bedford for the past five years.

[COUP, JOSEPH PAUL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 9, 1905
At Rest - Paul, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coup, departed this life Saturday night at 11 o'clock and is now at rest in the arms of the dear Savior. For seven weeks the little fellow had suffered but is now where suffering and pain cannot enter. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday, conducted by Rev. W. Thompson after which the little body was laid to rest in Bedford cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

[CUMLEY, ALFORD]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
Suicide at New Market Alford Cumley, Aged Citizen, Takes Dose of Carbolic Acid
Tuesday afternoon our town was shocked to hear of the suicide of Alford Cumley, an old citizen of this place. He was seventy-four years old. His wife died about a year ago and since that time he had been making his home with his daughter and grandson. He had saved up about $200 for the funeral expenses of himself and wife, the half of which was used when she died. The remainder he carried with him and while at the show at Clarinda last week, he thought he lost it. However, he had only changed it in his pocket, but this preyed upon his mind until he did the rash act by taking a dose of carbolic acid. The money was found in his pocket after his death. He had been in poor health and his mind had become weakened, but no one thought that he contemplated suicide as he lived with his daughter and grandson, Elmer Eighmy and the most pleasant relation existed among them. The family did everything they could to make it pleasant for Mr. Cumley and he seemed to appreciate the kindness. Mr. Cumley came to Taylor county in 1865 and has lived in this vicinity ever since. – New Market Herald.

[CUMLEY, ALFORD]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1909
Suicide at New Market
A. C. Cumley, of New Market, committed suicide at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eighmey, at that place Tuesday afternoon about 2 o'clock. The rash deed was accomplished by taking carbolic acid, he having swallowed about 2 ounces of the deadly drug. The cause of the deed was ill health, he having for some time been acting queerly and was no doubt insane at the time he committed the deed.
Mr. Cumley was a man about 73 years of age and for a number of years conducted a hotel in New Market. He continued in this until the death of his wife, some five or six years ago. Since then he has been making his home with his daughter.
He had been to the circus at Clarinda and imagined that he had been robbed while there of about $200, but later developments showed that this was merely a hallucination. That he contemplated suicide even at that time was clearly shown by the fact that while there he purchased the acid which he later took.
Coroner Paschal and Sheriff Dougherty went over Wednesday afternoon and the coroner impaneled a jury consisting of A. E. Pace, Norval Reeves and Dr. Maleney. After hearing the evidence, it was decided a postmortem was unnecessary and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts here stated. The daughter stated that she had noticed her father acting more queerly than usual the past few days and that on Tuesday he came home and went into the house, where he took the drug. Presently she heard him call and she rushed out into the yard where she found him writhing in agony, with his mouth and throat badly burned by the acid. He died before a physician could reach him. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at New Market.

[DALE, PAYNE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1909
Word was received here last week of the death of Payne Dale, which occurred at his home in Colorado. No particulars have been received. He was a former Bedford boy and his old friends here will be pained to learn of his demise.

[DANIELS, WARREN M.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1909
Former Resident Dead
Mrs. A. McMillen recently received a letter telling of the death of Warren Daniels, at one time a resident of Bedford. Mr. Daniels left here more than a score of years ago and will be remembered by only the older citizens. He died at Centerville, Mich., which had been his home for some years.

[DANIELS, WARREN M.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1909
The older residents of Bedford will be pained to learn of the death of Warren Daniels, which occurred at his home in Centerville, Mich., some time ago but of which word was just received here. Mr. Daniels will be remembered as having been in the grocery business here many years ago with F. M. Beall.

[DAVIS, LAFAYETTE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1909
LENOX. – Lafayette Davis Dead
Lafayette Davis died at his home in West Lenox August 27, aged 62 years, 3 months and 11 days. His wife and son Lloyd of Des Moines survive him. He has long been a sufferer from acute anemia and cancer of the bowels. The funeral sermon was preached in the Presbyterian church by Rev. J. C. Orth after which the remains were accompanied by a long line of sorrowing friends to the distant Morgan cemetery and placed beside those of the daughter, Eva, who died when 17 years of age. Lloyd was called to his father's side two months ago since which time he remained until the end.

[DAVIS, LAFAYETTE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, September 4, 1909
Lafayette Davis of Lenox, well known in this county, died on last Friday evening, aged 62 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was born in Franklin county, Ind. and came to Iowa in 1871, locating first in Union county where he was married to Miss Margaret Tait who, together with one son, Lloyd, survives him. Mr. Davis had been in failing health for two years and since last January has been confined to his home. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Lenox on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. C. Orth and were largely attended by his host of friends to pay their last tribute of respect to his sterling manhood and honorable life. The I. O. O. F. lodge had charge of the services at the grave. The deceased had long been a member of the Baptist church. Interment in Morgan cemetery beside those of his only daughter who died a number of years ago.

[DAY, CATHARINE KATIE "CATY" HARRIS]
Kremlin Journal (Kremlin, Oklahoma), Friday, July 9, 1909
Kate Harris was born in Morgan county, Ohio, April 6, 1819; was married to Ambrose Day, August 2, 1835. To this union ten children were born, six sons and four daughters, five of whom with the husband have preceded her to the great beyond. She united with the Christian church in 1835 and remained a faithful and consistent member until the final call of her Master, which came July 6, 1909. She often expressed a desire to depart this life and join the redeemed above. It may truthfully be said of her that she knew not an enemy in the world but could count her friends by the score. The funeral was held at the farm residence of S. W. Johnson, east of Kremlin, A. G. Smith pastor of the Christian church at Hennessey preaching the sermon. The body was taken Pond Creek for burial.

[DAY, CATHARINE KATIE "CATY" HARRIS]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 5, 1909
Mrs. Katie Day, well known to a number of our readers, having resided for some time with her daughter, Mrs. Catharine Ridge, in town and who was related to many in the vicinity, died at the home of her daughter in Oklahoma, July 6, having reached the great age of upwards of ninety years. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom with her husband preceded her to the great beyond, thirty-nine grandchildren, sixty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. The living children consist of John Day, Wood Lake, Neb., George Day, Buffalo, Mo.; Mrs. Catharine Ridge, Blockton; and Mrs. Nancy Durham and Mrs. Anna Johnson, of Oklahoma. The three daughters were with her when the final summons came. – Blockton News.

 



[DEVORE, JANE BRADY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1909
SHARPSBURG – Mrs. Fred Miller, who is post mistress at Sharpsburg, received the sad news last Sunday morning that her mother, Mrs. DeVore, whose home was at Kent, had died very suddenly.

[DEVORE, JANE BRADY]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, October 23, 1909
Mrs. H. S. Devore, residing near Kent, was found dead in her bed on the morning of the 12th. She was found by members of her family who went to her room to see why she failed to appear for breakfast. The lady had been troubled with heart complaint that is supposed to be the cause of her death.

[FLEMING, JOHN, - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
Mrs. L. A. Tope received a telegram Friday saying that her father, John Fleming, was seriously ill at his home at Hickman, Neb. She left that evening and reached his bedside three hours before his death which occurred Saturday forenoon. L. A. Tope started to Hickman by the Saturday evening passenger. – Clearfield Enterprise.

[FLOREA, LENORA ELLEN KILLAM]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1909
SIAM – On Sunday Aug. 22 at about 10:30 occurred the death of Mrs. J. [ohn] H. Florea of this place. Mrs. Florea had been suffering from typhoid fever for some time and gradually grew worse until death relieved her of her suffering on the above date. Thus, another mother has been called away from her family. She bore her affliction patiently, never uttering a murmur. Mrs. Florea was a loving companion and mother, a Christian of true character. It seems hard to give a mother up when it seems that her care is so much needed in the home, but the Lord's will not ours be done. This makes three homes left motherless in Siam in the last four months. Mrs. A. T. Beck being the first to be called away, then Mrs. J. A. Acree and now Mrs. Florea, all leaving a number of small children. The funeral of Mrs. Florea was held at the Christian church in Hopkins, she being a member of the Christian church. The services were conducted by Rev. Wood of Hopkins and her remains laid to rest in the White Oak cemetery, near Pickering, Missouri. There were quite a number from here attended the funeral at Hopkins. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of trouble.

[FOWLER, DORA HUGHES]
Batesville Guard (Batesville, Arkansas), Friday, November 5, 1909
One Killed, Two Hurt
Early Sunday morning a cyclone swept through a section through Siloam Springs, demolishing the home of E. M. Fowler. Mrs. Fowler was killed and two of her children injured in the wrecking of their home. Heavy damage was done throughout the section over which the wind swept.

[FOWLER, DORA HUGHES]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 11, 1909
Jesse Hughes received the sad news Monday morning that his daughter Dora, wife of E. N. Fowler, had been killed in a cyclone Sunday afternoon at her home three miles from Siloam Springs, Ark. Mr. Hughes and son E. J. left at once for the scene of the disaster. -- New Market Herald.

[FOWLER, DORA HUGHES]
Osceola Times (Osceola, Arkansas), Thursday, November 11, 1909
A cyclone, traveling in a southerly direction, demolished the large home of E. M. Fowler, a farmer three and one-half miles north of Siloam Springs, Ark., killing his wife and injuring two children.



[FRY, LYLE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1909
BLOCKTON. – Died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Parr, Sunday evening about 9 o'clock, little Lyle Fry, aged 5 years, 8 months and 10 days. Mrs. Fry with the little son, had been visiting her mother. The little one was taken quite sick Thursday and it was soon realized that nothing could be done to save him. He died of inflammation of the bowels. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Tuesday by Rev. George Purdy, assisted by the Rev. Messrs. Woods and Mitchell. Interment at Rose Hill cemetery.

[GOODE, WILLIAM L.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 9, 1909
The Odd Fellows lodge at this place has received word that W. [illiam] L. Good, a former resident of this vicinity but late of Hansou, Ida., committed suicide on July 6 by shooting himself. No cause was given for the rash act. To add to the sorrow of Mrs. Good, their son was drowned while in bathing Saturday afternoon, August 14. The friends of this family in Taylor county will be pained to learn of this double sorrow which has come upon Mrs. Good and will extend to her their deepest sympathy. – Conway Record.
[Note: The last name is spelled Goode on his headstone and the family headstone.]

[GUSTAFSON, BIRDIE ABBOTT]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
Mrs. G. L. Gustafson – Mrs. Birdie Gustafson, wife of G. L. Gustafson, died in this city this morning after an illness of a little over one week. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Abbott. A host of friends will deeply regret her demise.

[GUSTAFSON, BIRDIE ABBOTT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
Mrs. Birdie Abbott Gustafson died at her home on South Sixteenth St. last night after a prolonged illness. Her husband is also quite seriously ill, having remained unconscious since her death.

[GUSTAFSON, BIRDIE ABBOTT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1909
As we go to press, we learn of the death of Mrs. Luther Gustafson of Clarinda, but formerly Miss Birdie Abbott of this place. She is the daughter of Postmaster I. W. Abbott and wife and is well known here. She will be brought here for burial Friday. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the I. W. Abbott residence. –New Market Herald.

[GUSTAFSON, BIRDIE ABBOTT]
Clarinda Herald (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, September 23, 1909
NEW MARKET – The funeral services of Mrs. Luther Gustafson were held at the I. W. Abbott home Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Pruitt.



[HARGADIN, ELIZABETH COBB]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1909
At the home of her son, C. [harles] N. [ewton] Hargadin, Monday afternoon about three o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs. John Hargadin. Mrs. Hargadin has not been in good health for some time, but death was unexpected and came with shocking suddenness. Her son was downtown at the time she was taken ill and was unable to reach her bedside until after life was extinct. The other members of the family were present. Her death marks the passing of one of the oldest and most highly respected pioneer mothers of Taylor county. The funeral services were held at the home conducted by Rev. G. W. Palmer and interment was made in the Ladoga cemetery, beside her husband who was laid to rest there twenty-four years ago. – Gravity Independent.

[HARGADIN, ELIZABETH COBB]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1909
Mrs. John Hargadin died at the home of her son, C. [harles] N. [ewton] Hargadin, chairman of the board of supervisors, at Gravity Monday last, aged 81 years, 8 months and 13 days. The funeral was held Wednesday and the interment was in Ladoga cemetery.

[HEAPS, CHARLES W., 1905 - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1909
Heaps Child Dies
Lenox. – The little son of Mary Heaps, residing southeast of Lenox, died Thursday morning and was buried in Lenox cemetery Friday. The child was weakened by whooping cough and dysentery. The father of the child died four years ago last March on the day of the babe's birth. The mother has had a difficult time caring for her little ones and has the sympathy of all who know of her [word unreadable].

[HENKLE, AMOS, 1817 - 1909]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Friday, October 8, 1909
Amos Henkle Dead One of the Oldest Pioneer Residents of Lee County Passes Away
Farmington, Oct. 7. – Amos Henkle, aged 92 years and a resident of Lee county for over seventy years, died on Sunday. The funeral services were held at the Warren Baptist church Wednesday. Mr. Henkle was a native of West Virginia and came to Iowa when it was known as Wisconsin Territory. He was a famous hunter in his young manhood.

He was born June 15, 1817 in Pendleton county, W. Va. and came to Vermilion county, Ill., with his parents in the fall of 1829 and in the spring of 1836, they came to Lee county, Iowa, locating in Van Buren township, the second family to settle in the township. On February 2, 1839, he married Miss Martha McGreer of Harrison township, who died nine years later. In the same year he married Miss Sarah McGreer, a sister of his former wife, who also preceded him to the grave.

[HENKLE, AMOS, 1817 - 1909]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Tuesday, October 12, 1909
Obituary – Amos Henkle was born June 15, 1817, near Harper's Mills, Pendleton county, W. Va. and died at the home of his son, W. [ashington] L. [incoln] Henkle, October 3, 1909, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 8 days at which place he had lived since March 1839.
He moved with his parents from West Virginia to Vermilion county, Ill. in 1829 and from Illinois to Lee county, Iowa, in 1836, on what is known as the Butler Chapman place.
He was married to Miss Martha McGreer, February 21, 1839, who died November 21, 1848, leaving three small children, Mrs. Anna Hoover of Warren, Iowa and John of Afton, Iowa, also one son who died in infancy.
He married Miss Sarah McGreer, sister of his first wife, December 31, 1848, who died December 15, 1907. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Jane Chapman, Albert and W. [ashington] L. [incoln], all of Donnellson, Iowa.
He leaves five children, all of whom were present at the funeral.
He also leaves eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1840. Mrs. M. A. Hoover of Bedford, Iowa, sister of deceased, was present at the funeral. Mrs. Hoover is the only one now left of the old Henkle family.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. McCracken of Primrose, Iowa, at the Warren Baptist church, text from Job 5:26: "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." The pallbearers were sons and grandsons of deceased: John and Albert Henkle and J. C., H. A., D. A. and R. L. Henkle. The body was laid to rest in the Chapman cemetery October 6.

[HENKLE, AMOS, 1817 - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1909
Mrs. B. [enjamin] Hoover, accompanied by her daughter, Ella, returned on the morning train, having attended the funeral of her brother Amos Henkle of Lee county, Iowa, at her childhood home, also visiting with her son Don at Quincy, Ill.

[HENKLE, ELLA BELL WELLS]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, October 3, 1977
Ella Henkle, Afton, dies
AFTON – Mrs. Ella Henkle, 86, of Afton, died at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at the Greater Community hospital at Creston. She had been a resident of Afton Manor before entering the hospital.
Her funeral will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Stroud-Lindsay funeral home at Afton. Rev. James W. Morris, pastor of the Afton United Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery at Afton.
Her family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p. m. tonight.
A memorial fund has been established for the Afton United Methodist church of which she was a member.
Ella Wells was born at Armstrong, Sept. 11, 1891. She was the daughter of Chester and Mary Herman Wells. She was married at Des Moines, Feb. 25, 1914 to John C. [lifford] Henkle, who preceded her in death in August 1974.
She had lived in Armstrong until moving to Afton in 1910 and had lived here since that time.
Mrs. Henkle is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Edith) Holt of Afton; a son, Dr. Wayne M. Henkle of White Salmon, Wash.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Wallace W. Wells of Creston and Dr. Stanley E. Wells of Hood River, Ore.
She was a member of the Afton Federated Garden club.

[HENKLE, ELLA BELL WELLS]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, October 14, 1977
Ella Bell Henkle – Ella Bell Wells, daughter of Chester and Mary Herman Wells, was born September 11, 1891, at Armstrong, Iowa and passed away October 2, 1977 at the Creston Community Hospital.
In 1906 her family moved to Warren County. After two years they moved to a farm near Afton and Afton continued to be her lifetime home. She taught in a rural school in Dodge Township, also at Melrose School in Sand Creek Township and in the Arispe School, before her marriage to John Clifford Henkle in 1914. They made their home on a farm east of Arispe until 1946 when they retired to a home in Afton, where they lived until 1974 when Clifford passed away. She lived in Afton Manor apartment at the time of her death.
Surviving is a daughter, Edith Holt, who still lives on the Henkle family farm, which continues the chain of stewardship of the land by one family since 1870.
Also surviving is a son, Dr. Wayne Henkle of White Salmon, Washington and two brothers, Wallace Wells of Creston and Dr. Stanley Wells of Hood River, Oregon. A sister, Edith Wells, preceded her in death in July 1975.
Mrs. Henkle had six grandchildren, Ronald Wayne Henkle of Portland, Oregon; Mary Ella (Holt) Yearns of Des Moines; Lyle Holt of Afton; Paul Holt of Duluth, Minnesota; Laura (Holt) Blanchet of Nashua; and Leonard Holt of Waukee; and two great grandchildren, Carie Blanchet and Matthew Blanchet. The youngest was born on Sunday, Sept. 18, two weeks before Ella's death and one week after her 86th birthday.
Services were held Tuesday, October 4, 1977 at l:30 p. m. at the Stroud-Lindsay Funeral Home in Afton with Rev. James Morris officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

[HENKLE, JOHN, 1843 – 1933]
Mount Pleasant News (Mount Pleasant, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1933
Father of Mrs. U. C. Lathrop Dies at Donnellson
DONNELLSON. – John Henkle, Civil war veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. U. C. Lathrop near Warren Sunday afternoon at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 1 day. Mr. Henkle was born in Lee county, Iowa, but had lived in Afton, Iowa, the past sixty years. The body was taken to Afton on Tuesday morning and funeral services were held there Wednesday.

[HENKLE, JOHN, 1843 – 1933]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Thursday, August 3, 1933
PRIMROSE. – John Henkle of Afton, Iowa, took ill while visiting here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. U. C. Lathrop and passed away Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be taken to Afton where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

[HENKLE, JOHN CLIFFORD]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Wednesday, August 14, 1974
John C. Henkle of Afton dies
AFTON – John Clifford Henkle, 82, of Afton, died at the Greater Community hospital at Creston at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday. He had been a patient at the hospital since July 10.
Mr. Henkle was a retired farmer and had lived in the Arispe community all of his life until moving to Afton in 1946 after retiring.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Stroud funeral home at Afton. Rev. Franklin Schwarm will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn cemetery at Afton. His family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Thursday.
His family said a memorial fund is being established for the Cancer Society. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
John Clifford Henkle was born Jan. 17, 1892 near Arispe. He was the son of John Henkle and Mary Melissa Simons Henkle. He was married Feb. 24, 1914 to Ella Wells.
He is survived by his widow; a son, Wayne M. Henkle of White Salmon, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Edith) Holt of Afton; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.

Mr. Henkle was a member of the Arispe United Methodist church. He also was a member of the Afton Masonic lodge and would have achieved 50-year membership in October.

[HENKLE, SARAH M. MCGREER]
Ottumwa Tri-Weekly courier (Ottumwa, Iowa), Tuesday, December 24, 1907
FARMINGTON. – Mr. and Mrs. John Henkle of Afton were visiting old friends Thursday while enroute home from Warren, where they attended the funeral services of the late Mrs. Amos Henkle.

[HERRIOTT, REBECCA W. REED]
Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), November 29, 1909
Death – Mrs. Rebekah Herriott of 430 East St. Vrain street died at the age of 82 at 10 o'clock last Saturday night at her home. She leaves a son, John Herriott and a daughter, a Mrs. Bonner, both of whom live in this city. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Beyle's undertaking rooms. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.

[HERRIOTT, REBECCA W. REED]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 16, 1909
Former Lenox Woman Dead
LENOX. – Mrs. William Herriott died in Colorado Springs, Colo., two weeks since of old age. Mr. Herriott was formerly a businessman of Lenox where the family resided for several years. Mrs. Herriott lived with her son John, who had made a home in Colorado for his mother's sake. He is still unmarried. Mrs. Joe Bonnes [Bonner] of Oklahoma was with her mother at the last and the other child, who was Mrs. Galliger, had helped care for her mother during her long helplessness.



[JOHNSON, ALBERT J.,1844 - 1909]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
A. J. Johnson Dead
We are in receipt of a letter from W. C. Johnson at Coventry, Colo., announcing the death of his brother, A. [lbert] J. Johnson. This news will be received with regret by many in Taylor county.
Mr. Johnson was practicing law in Lenox for many years until moving to Coventry, Colo., a year or more ago. He was a familiar figure on the streets of Bedford for he probably never missed a term of court for a quarter of a century.
Mr. Johnson was taken ill about two weeks before his death with la grippe. He improved and the day before his death walked about a mile from his home. He was taken suddenly worse and died Sept. 21. He was buried at his hometown, Coventry.

[JOHNSON, ALBERT J., 1844 - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1909
Word was received Sunday that Attorney A. [lbert] J. Johnson, formerly of this city, and one of the early settlers, was dead. The cause of his death was the grip. He left about two years ago, taking up a claim in Colorado. Mr. Johnson confided in few and enjoyed in the early days of Taylor county a good practice which soon he lost by his domestic and peculiarities well known to many of our early readers.  – Lenox Time Table
[This notice was also published in the Adams County Free Press, October 16, 1909.]

[JONES, JAMES KIMBLE, - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1909
Death of J. K. Jones
Sheridan, Mo. – J. [ames] K. [imble] Jones, one of the wealthiest farmers of Worth county, died at his home three miles southeast of this place Thursday night. Mr. Jones had large land holdings in Worth county and was known as a man of unusual business judgment and integrity. He was also president of the People's bank of this place.

[JONES, LAFAYETTE JAY "LAFE']
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 21, 1909
T. [aylor] D. [avid] Jones received information this morning of the death of his brother, Lafe Jones, at Fresno, Cal. Mr. Jones suffered an attack of pneumonia about two years ago at his home in Kansas City and his lungs were weakened to such an extent that he sought relief in a change of climate about a year ago but never fully recovered. Lafe Jones was a former resident of this county.

[JONES, LAFAYETTE JAY "LAFE']
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 21, 1909
Lafe Jones Dead
Just as we go to press, we learn of the death of Lafe Jones at Fresno, Calif. Mr. Jones was an old resident of Bedford, leaving here a number of years ago for Kansas City where he was employed with the Lombard Investment Company. His health failed him, and he left there about a year ago for Fresno, where his death occurred from pneumonia. Mr. Jones and family have many relatives and old friends here, all of whom will learn this news with regret.

[KEITH, ELLA DALE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, June 21, 1947
Graveside services were held Wednesday at the Hopkins cemetery for Mrs. Ella Keith, 80 who died at her home in Bedford, Monday. She was the daughter of the late Phillip Dale and was a resident of the Hopkins community for many years. Mrs. Keith was the widow of William Keith. She had been living with a nephew in Bedford.

[KENYON, WILLIAM ALLEN]
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, August 17, 1909
Aged Man Dies Suddenly
Heart Trouble Takes William A. Kenyon, Who Was Planning Trip
William A. [llen] Kenyon, aged 74 years, died shortly before noon yesterday at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. E. S. Ballard, 123 South Ninth street.
Mr. Kenyon whose health has been bad for some time was sitting on the porch when he suddenly fainted. He was removed to his room and Dr. Ballard treated him but he soon expired, the cause of his death being heart trouble.
Mr. Kenyon, who has made his home with Dr. Ballard for the past years, was planning a trip to Seattle with his wife, Mrs. Alwilda Kenyon, to spend the winter with his son, Delmo, who lives there. Mrs. Kenyon is a daughter of the late Major David Craner of civil war fame, who died about a year ago.
Announcement of the funeral has been deferred until the arrival of the son, Delmo Kenyon, from Seattle.

[KENYON, WILLIAM ALLEN]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Tuesday, August 17, 1909
KENYON – William Allen Kenyon, age 74 years, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1909, at noon, of heart failure. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. E. S. Ballard of this city and one son, now in the West. Funeral from the residence of Dr. E. S. Ballard, 123 S. 9th street, corner Edmond, tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9 o'clock. Burial at Mt. Mora.

[KENYON, WILLIAM ALLEN]
Albany Capital (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, August 19, 1909
Allen Kenyon Died Suddenly
Albany relatives and friends last Monday received word that Allen Kenyon, for many years a well-known business man of Albany, had died suddenly of heart disease at the home of his son-in-law, Dr. E. S. Ballard, in St. Joseph, on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon went to St. Joseph about a year ago to make their home with their daughter. Reporting his death, Monday evening's Daily News and Press says: "Mr. Kenyon had been in bad health for some time. He had planned to go to Seattle to spend the winter with his son, Delno Kenyon. Mr. Kenyon was sitting on the front porch about 10 o'clock this forenoon, when he fainted. He was carried into the house and Dr. Ballard attended him. He seemed to rally for a time, but at noon he was much worse and soon died. The dead man had planned to take his wife, Mrs. Alwilda Kenyon, with him to Seattle. Mrs. Kenyon is the daughter of Maj. David Cranor, prominent in Missouri during the Civil War, who died about one year ago." William Allen Kenyon was born in New York state but came west in an early day and lived over near Island City for a few years prior to coming to Albany, having been a resident of Gentry county for near fifty years. He was landlord of the old Missouri House at the southwest corner of the square back in the early '70s. Later he engaged in the hardware business with S. F. Moore, and then traded for the Evans Hotel (now the Merchants) which he ran for a number of years. He moved to St. Joseph after the death of Major Cranor a year ago.

[KENYON, WILLIAM ALLEN]
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri), Friday, August 20, 1909
Death of W. A. Kenyon
W. [illiam] A. [llen] Kenyon, long a resident of Albany and Gentry county, died at the home of his daughter in St. Joseph at about noon last Monday. His death was sudden. He had been in poor health for some time, but it was not known that he was so near death. While sitting on the porch he was attacked by a fainting spell, and being taken to his bed and treatment administered, he died in a short time. The report is that heart disease caused his death.
Mr. Kenyon was planning an early trip to Seattle, where his son, Delno, resides and expected to take Mrs. Kenyon and make a protracted visit there.
Deceased left Albany about a year ago to take up his residence with their daughter, Mrs. Ballard, wife of Dr. Ballard, city physician of St. Joseph. Previous to that he had resided in Gentry county and especially in Albany, for many years. For a long period, he was landlord of the Evans hotel, now the Merchants, which he owned for many years. After retiring from the hotel business, he and his son Delno conducted a dry goods store, with the latter in charge. The business proved disastrous to Mr. Kenyon and the common belief is that he did not have much of his original capital left when he moved to St. Joseph.
The two children mentioned above compose the family.
Deceased was a New Yorker by birth but had resided in this county for forty or fifty years. His surviving wife was a daughter of the late Major David Cranor. He was said to be 74 years old at his death.
The best information obtainable about his burial place is that he was to be laid to rest in a St. Joseph cemetery.

[KENYON, WILLIAM ALLEN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 26, 1909
Buried at Mt. Mora
Allan Kenyon, Relative of D. W. Hamblin Dies at St. Joseph
D. W. Hamblin of Sharpsburg, accompanied by his son, H. L. Hamblin and wife of Bedford, returned home Thursday evening from St. Joseph where they had been to attend the funeral of Allan Kenyon.
Mr. Kenyon was a brother-in-law of Mr. D. W. Hamblin and had numerous relatives in this county. He died in St. Joseph Monday and was buried at Mt. Mora August 18.
[Note: The middle name is spelled Allen on his headstone.]



[KNAPP, HOWARD C.]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Friday, June 13, 1952
Howard C. Knapp Dies at Donnellson
DONNELLSON. – Howard C. Knapp, 82, retired businessman and farmer, died at 4:30 a. m. today in his home near Donnellson. Death resulted from congestive heart failure.
He was born at Warren on Jan. 23, 1870, the son of Clark and Sara[h] Knapp. On Jan. 1, 1896 he married Mary Eva Chapman. She survives as do a daughter, Effie Douglas, Donnellson, and two nieces.
He worked at Iowa State College, Ames and in Des Moines before returning to Warren to farm. In 1913 he moved to Donnellson where he was connected with the State bank and in 1929 he went to Des Moines where he was employed by the Southern Surety Insurance company. He also was district circulation manager for the Register and Tribune. He returned to his farm home near Donnellson in 1930 and had been in failing health for many years. He spent the winters in the south.
Knapp was a member of the Zarephath Consistory No. 4, Kasba temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., Davenport, and of George Washington lodge No 618, A. F. and A, M., Donnellson.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in the Miller Funeral home.
[The same obituary was published in the Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette, June 13, 1952.]

[KNAPP, HOWARD C.]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Tuesday, June 17, 1952
Knapp Funeral
DONNELLSON. – Service[s] for the late Howard C. Knapp were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. A. E. Bergey officiating. Burial was in the Pioneer cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave. Pallbearers were Howard Hennies, Harry Fett, Elmer Meinhardt, William Renz, Isaac Davis and Paul Ervin.

[KNAPP, MARY EVA CHAPMAN]
Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa), Monday, February 24, 1964
Mrs. Mary Knapp dies Friday in Florida
DONNELLSON. – Mrs. Mary Eva Knapp, 90, RR Donnellson, died Friday, February 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. following a lengthy illness.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Butler Chapman, she was born August 13, 1873 in Lee county, spending most of her life in the Donnellson vicinity but spending the winters in Florida. She was a member of the Donnellson O. E. S.
On January 1, 1896 she married Howard C. Knapp, who preceded her in death June 13, 1952.
One daughter survives, Mrs. Effie Douglas.
The body will arrive in Donnellson Tuesday evening and the funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Miller's Home for Funerals in Donnellson with the Rev. Denley Ganfield officiating.
Burial will be in the Pioneer cemetery located on the Knapp farm.
[Note: The same death notice was published in the Fort Madison Evening Democrat, February 24, 1964. The birth year on her headstone is 1874.]]

[LATHROP, EVA JANE HENKLE]
Evening Democrat (Fort Madison, Iowa), Wednesday, July 6, 1955
Services Held for Mrs. Eva Lathrop
DONNELLSON – Funeral services were held Monday at the Miller Funeral Home for Mrs. Jane Lathrop, 74, Donnellson, who died Saturday in the Graham hospital, Keokuk. The Rev. J. Sherrill Gohde officiated. Burial was in the Afton, Iowa, cemetery.
The deceased was born Sept. 8, 1880 at Afton but had been a resident of the Donnellson vicinity for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Anna Thatcher Koch circle of King's Daughters and the Bethlehem chapter of O. E. S. of Mt. Pleasant. On June 22, 1904, she was married to U. [rban] C. [lair] Lathrop, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Earl, of Donnellson; a daughter, Mrs. George (Wilma) Waugh, Rochester, N. Y.; a brother, J. C. Henkle, Afton; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Scherer. Three grandchildren also survive.

[LATHROP, EVA JANE HENKLE]
Keokuk Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1955
Services Monday for Mrs. Eva Lathrop, 74
DONNELLSON, Ia. – Funeral services were held Monday, July 4 at 9 o'clock in Miller Home for Funerals for Mrs. Eva Jane Lathrop, 74. She died Saturday in Graham hospital at Keokuk. The Rev. J. Sherill Gohde officiated. Burial was in Afton cemetery; pallbearers were Walter Krauter, Raymond Hohl, Sam Krauter, John Williams, John Smith and Robert Sturdevent.
Mrs. Lathrop was a native of Afton but had been a resident of Donnellson for 25 years. She was active in the Methodist church here, member of the W. S. C. S. Anna Thatcher Koch circle of King's Daughters and Bethlehem chapter of O. E. S.
Mrs. Lathrop was married to U. [rban] C. [lair] Lathrop of Donnellson June 22, 1904. He survives together with one son, Earl, Donnellson; one daughter, Mrs. George Waugh, Rochester, N. Y.; one brother, J. [ohn] C. [lifford] Henkle of Afton and a sister, Mrs. Frank Sherer of Arispe, Ia. A son and two sisters preceded her in death.

[LEWIS, WILLIAM O., - 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
W. O. Lewis Dead
Young Man Who Enlisted Here Dies in Los Angeles
W. [illiam] O. Lewis, son of a former Bedford minister, died recently at the home of his parents in Los Angeles, as a result of cancer of the stomach, an affliction that has been gradually dragging him down physically for about two years. He was about 32 years of age.
Word of his death was received Wednesday by S. D. Maxwell, in whose employ he was for two years and three months, just prior to the breaking out of the Spanish-American war. He left the Maxwell store to go with the Bedford company into the service, serving in Company I, Fifty-first Iowa infantry, during the time the regiment was in the Philippine Islands.
Since the company was mustered out, Lewis had been employed in California, most of the time in the civil service in Los Angeles. A few weeks ago, he was compelled to give up his work.
Mr. Maxwell, as his employer, pays high tribute to the young man, saying that if during the entire time Lewis worked for him, he ever was out of humor it could not be noticed. He was obedient to all orders, never finding fault with anything.

[LEWIS, WILLIAM O., - 1909]
Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), Sunday, October 3, 1909
Son of Grocer Dies
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 2. – William O. Lewis, son of J. C. Lewis of the firm of Lewis Grocery company, died at his father's home, 139 Hudson avenue, yesterday morning. He was born in September 1877. He enlisted in the army when the trouble arose between this country and Spain and served three years in the Philippine service. Until about three months ago he worked at station C, Los Angeles post office.
Lewis leaves a father, mother, brother and sister.

[MCCOUN, JOHN R.]                  [MCCOUN, MARIA MAGALENA "LENA" HORNECKER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Friday, January 14, 1898
Murder and Suicide John R. McCoun Kills His Divorced Wife and Himself at Bedford.
John R. McCoun last Friday night at Bedford shot and killed his divorced wife, then fled to the country. He was found the next morning three-quarters of a mile from Bedford, lying in straw with a bullet hole in his forehead. The murderer died a suicide at 11:40 p. m., the 8th inst., at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. [eonard] T.[urley] McCoun, in Bedford, age 44 years, 1 month and 27 days. He was once mayor of New Market. Whiskey and cards did much to wreck his life. He had been county attorney of Graham county, Kan. and of Jefferson county, Col. The murdered woman was Mrs. Lena Hornecker when she first married McCoun and had two children. To her union with McCoun two children were also born. McCoun and wife were twice married. He was once married before he wedded Mrs. Hornecker to a Miss Sawyer. Divorced from her, she married again and was shot and killed by her second husband who then killed himself. McCoun and the lately murdered wife led unhappy, married lives. Religious differences and whisky and gambling on his side seem to have made life burdensome to them.

[MEREDITH, ELLA LANE]
Miami News (Miami, Florida), Friday, September 24, 1909
Mrs. J. C. Meredith Dies at Hospital
At 12:55 o'clock this afternoon, Mrs. Ella Meredith, widow of the late J. [oseph] C. [arroll] Meredith, died at the F. E. C. Railway hospital in this city, after an illness of several months. She was about 45 years old.
Ever since the death of her husband, April 20th, Mrs. Meredith's health failed. Her decline was most noticeable. The devotion of the two was remarkable.
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith were married over ten years when they came to Miami. Mr. Meredith spent his entire time here as chief constructing engineer of the Florida East Coast Railway Company's extension to Key West. They were childless and Mrs. Meredith is survived only by a sister, now in California, whom Mrs. Meredith intended visiting this winter.
The funeral arrangements have not been made, instructions from Mrs. Meredith's sister being awaited. In the event no instructions are received the remains will be buried in the Miami cemetery tomorrow by the side of her husband.
Mrs. Meredith leaves an estate valued at about $10,000 which will probably be administered by her sister.

[MEREDITH, ELLA LANE]
Miami News (Miami, Florida), Saturday, September 25, 1909
Mrs. Meredith's Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon
The funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Ella Meredith, wife of J. [oseph] C. [arroll] Meredith, who died April 20th, will be held tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock.
The services will be held in the Presbyterian church, Rev. W. W. Faris officiating and burial will be made in the city cemetery. H. M. King is the undertaker.

[MEREDITH, ELLA LANE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1909
Mrs. J. C. Meredith Dead
Wife of Engineer on Flanders Railroad Does not Linger Long
Thomas Meredith received word Saturday by telegraph announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. [oseph] C. [arroll] Meredith, in Miami, Fla., Friday. Her husband, who was engineer on the noted Flanders railway across the Florida Keys died in April and his relatives believe that grief broke her down in health, as she has since been failing. She had made plans to go to California for the winter, but death came too soon.

[MILLER, ABRAHAM "ABE"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 12, 1951
Abe Miller Dies After Long Illness
Abe Miller, 79, a long-time resident of Bedford, died July 8, after having been in failing health for several months.
Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Evan Routh of the Christian church. Burial was in Graceland cemetery.
Mr. Miller served as rural mail carrier out of the Bedford post office for many years. Mrs. Miller preceded her husband in death.

[MILLER, ANDREW, 1834 – 1916]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, March 2, 1916
Andrew Miller – Andrew Miller died at the home of his son William in south Bedford, Friday evening, Feb. 18, after a severe illness of a few days duration.
Funeral services were held at the William Miller home Sunday at 9 a. m., conducted by Rev. John A. Curie. Interment was in the Prairie Rose cemetery, near Ivyville.
Deceased was born at Golridge, Canada (west), May 27, 1834, and was 81 years, 8 months and 21 days old at the time of his death.
He was married July 3, 1858 to Elizabeth Nichols of Lee Center, Ill., from which union seven children were born, five of whom survive him, two sons having died several years ago. The surviving children are Douglas Miller of Omaha, Mrs. Ella Bremer, Kansas City, Mo., Wm. Miller, Abraham Miller and Miss Lottie Miller of Bedford. One son, Andrew, died at the age of 16, the other, Guy, died at the age of 2 years.
The family removed from Illinois to Iowa in 1889, settling at Bedford, where they have since resided. Mrs. Miller died in 1908. Mr. Miller united with the Presbyterian church in 1909 at Bedford, where he has retained his membership since.



[NICHOLS, ALICE ARGO]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 14, 1909
Mrs. W. O. Nichols who was made mention of last week as being very ill at the home of her father, A. J. Argo, on route two, died this morning at 3 o'clock and the funeral took place at the home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. G. E. Purdy.

[OGLESBEE, CALVIN WOOLMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1909
Calvin Woolman Oglesbee died Sept. 21, 1909, aged 82 years, 2 months and 25 days. – New Market Herald.

[POINTER, VINCENT M.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
On Tuesday September 28th, occurred the death of Vincent M. Pointer, at his home in Lewiston, Ida., aged seventy years, eleven months and three days. The deceased is well known to many living in Taylor county, as he was once a resident here. All will regret to learn of his demise.

[RAINS, STELLA IRENE BELMONT]
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), Thursday, October 30, 1958
Rains Funeral Services Held at Hill City
HILL CITY – Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Rains, 67, Hill City resident who died in a car-truck accident Saturday, were held here Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Rew Walz of Rapid City officiated at the Hill City Congregational Church. A quartet composed of Mrs. Bulford Gregson, Mrs. M. R. Nash, Patty Nash and Eileen Wade, provided the music. Mrs. Robert Burden was accompanist.
Pallbearers included Fred Ross, Bulford Gregson, Carl Pettit, Galen Ford and Orville Ford. Burial was in the Hill City Cemetery under direction of Behrens Mortuary of Rapid City.

[RIDGE, CAROLINE RAY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 2, 1909
Mrs. Flem Ridge – Mrs. Flem Ridge died suddenly Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. [mory] T. Ball of Blockton. She was ill only a few moments and her death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Ridge was one of the pioneers of the county. She moved here with her husband nearly half a century ago and settled on a farm which lies in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. They lived there until Mr. Ridge's death which was only a few years ago. Recently Mrs. Ridge has been making her home with her daughter and it was there she passed away.
The funeral was held at the Christian church in Blockton Sunday at 10 a. m. Interment was made at the Isadora, Mo., cemetery.



[ROE, ALBERT "BERT"]
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Thursday, November 18, 1909
Bert Roe Fever Victim
Creston Man, Well Known as Athlete, Dies in Des Moines
Bert Roe, aged 23, of Creston, Ia., after a four weeks siege of typhoid fever, died at 3:30 yesterday morning at the Methodist hospital. Mr. Roe was a member of Company I of the Fifty-fifth regiment of the National Guard and was a splendid athlete, holding the wrestling championship of his regiment. An uncle of the young man, D. E. Roe, lives at East Fifth and Locust streets. The remains were shipped yesterday to Creston for burial.

[ROE, ALBERT "BERT"]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 25, 1909
LENOX. – Bert Roe, son of Henry Roe of Creston and who lived for many years near Lenox died in a hospital in Des Moines last week where he had been taken for treatment.

[SAVAGE, BURL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 19, 1909
Gangrene Causes Death
The ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Savage, living about three miles southeast of New Market, died Sunday from gangrene. About two weeks ago the boy stepped on a pitchfork, running the tine into his foot for quite a distance. Nothing was thought particularly of the matter until a few days ago when it commenced to give considerable bother and pain. Dr. McColm was called and the boy was taken to New Market in order that he might be closer to medical attention. Sunday Dr. Paschal was called over in consultation and gangrene had proceeded to such an extent that it was thought advisable to amputate the limb, which was accordingly done, the amputation being just above the knee. A few hours later the boy died. John Derrickson, of this city, who is an uncle of the boy, attended the funeral, which was held Tuesday. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.

[SCHERER, MARTHA HENKLE]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, April 19, 1962
Martha Scherer of Afton Dies
AFTON – Mrs. Martha Scherer, 89, died at the home of her son, Deyo Scherer, near Afton, at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health for some time and had been bedfast for the past 3 ½ years.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. Rev. Merlin J. Wilkins, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn cemetery at Afton. Her body is at the William Coen funeral home in Afton and will lie in state at the church before the services. The casket will not be opened after the services.
She was born in Lee county but came to Union county when she was two years old. She spent the rest of her life in the Afton and Arispe vicinity, except for a short time in the Tingley vicinity.
She is survived by her son, Deyo; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and a brother, Clifford Henkle of Afton. Her husband, Frank Sherer, preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1960.
Mrs. Scherer was a member of the Arispe Methodist church and chapter VF of the PEO Sisterhood.



[SOPER, CAROLYN MAUDE RULON SPETHMAN]
Waterloo Evening Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), Wednesday, September 15, 1909
Rev. B. W. Soper received the sad tidings Thursday night of the death of his sister-in-law, the wife of his brother, Dr. Soper, which occurred at her home in Cresco [Creston], Iowa. Rev. Soper and wife departed Thursday night for that city.
[The same notice appeared in the Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier, September 14, 1909.]

[SOPER, CAROLYN MAUDE RULON SPETHMAN]
Greene Recorder (Greene, Iowa), Wednesday, September 15, 1909
Rev. Soper and wife were called to Creston, Iowa, the first of the week to attend the funeral of Mr. Soper's brother's wife, Dr. Soper, who it will be remembered, spent several days visiting in Greene during the middle of the summer. We understand death was caused as a result of an unsuccessful operation. Many who formed the lady's acquaintance while here will regret to learn of her untimely death.

[SOPER, CAROLYN MAUDE RULON SPETHMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
Mrs. R. W. Soper Dead Wife of Conway Physician Passes Away at Home
Mrs. Soper, wife of Dr. R. [ichard] W. [atts] Soper of Conway, died Thursday at her home after a brief illness. The remains were taken to Creston Saturday where the funeral service was held.

[SOPER, CAROLYN MAUDE RULON SPETHMAN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 16, 1909
Death of Mrs. R. W. Soper
Mrs. Soper, wife of Dr. R. W. Soper of Conway, died Thursday forenoon of last week and the remains were taken to Creston Saturday for interment. The deceased was the widow of Mr. Spethman and was living at Earlville, Iowa where Dr. Soper met and soon learned to love her. They were afterwards married and moved to Conway where they have resided for the past three years. In speaking of her death, the Creston Advertiser on Friday said:
Mrs. Carle Maude Soper, wife of Dr. Soper, of Conway, passed away at her home in that town Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. Word of her untimely death was received here as a great shock to the community as this estimable lady was widely known here and liked by all. The end came after only about a week's illness, her serious condition dating from Thursday of last week, when great alarm was felt over her suffering a relapse. She weakened so suddenly that it was inadvisable to bring her to this city for an operation, although surgical means were used at her home in an endeavor to save her. Her death is attributed to internal hemorrhages. Deceased was born in Monmouth, Ill. and reached the age of 33 years last December. Mrs. Soper and her husband have resided in Conway ever since the Doctor came back from the Philippine war, where he served on the medical staff during the Spanish American war. He has been practicing medicine at Conway during all his stay there, also being a member of the Creston Cottage Hospital staff and is recognized as one of the most successful physicians in this part of the country. His beloved wife has always remained a devoted helpmate to him, both in his life work and in the home, and the call which summoned her into the Great Beyond came as a severe blow to the kind and attentive husband. Mrs. Soper was probably best known in Creston for her sweet voice and the part she has taken in the choir at the St. Paul's Episcopal church in this city. Arrangements have been made for holding the funeral from the St. Paul's Episcopal church in this city, of which she was a member and interment will be made at Graceland cemetery. The remains will be brought to Creston on the south branch Saturday afternoon which reaches this city at 2:15 o'clock and at 2:30 o'clock the services will commence at the church.

[STIMSON, JOHN HENRY, 1825 – 1909]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
The Record is called upon to chronicle the death of father J. [ohn] S. Stimson, an old time and widely known citizen which occurred last Friday afternoon at the family home southwest of Conway. Deceased was in his eighty-fourth year. Funeral services were held at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon at the home and interment was made in the old Lexington cemetery. – Conway Record

[STIMSON, JOHN HENRY, 1825 – 1909]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 7, 1909
Miss Margaret Stimson, principal of the schools here, received word Friday of the serious illness of her father at their home near Conway. She left at once for her home but failed to arrive in time to see her father alive. Funeral services were delayed until Tuesday to give time for some of the relatives who live at a distance to attend. Miss Williams had charge of her work in the school Monday and in order to show proper respect and sympathy no school was held in the principal's room Tuesday. The deceased was laid to rest in the Lexington cemetery near Conway. The sympathy of pupils and friends is extended to Miss Stimson in this sad bereavement. – Gravity Independent.

[THOMPSON, MARY ADELIA]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1909
Mary D. Thompson Dead.
Mary D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thompson, died at the home northwest of Bedford on Wednesday of last week and the funeral was held Friday, conducted by the M. E. pastor of Gravity. The young lady was about fifteen years of age and loved by all who knew her. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

[THOMPSON, MARY ADELIA]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1909
GUSS – The funeral services of Miss Mary Thompson was held at the church Sunday at one o'clock by the Gravity minister. A large and sympathetic crowd attended the funeral. Mary was only fourteen years of age and had been sick but three days. They were living down near Gilead at the time of her death.

[THOMPSON, MARY ADELIA]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, November 4, 1909
Mary Adelia Thompson – Mary Adelia Thompson who was born in Page county, Oct. 28, 1894, died in Taylor county, Oct. 20, 1909. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Her funeral was held at Guss.



[WRIGHT, MARY ELLEN "NELLIE"]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 23, 1909
Girl Dies Suddenly
LENOX. – Miss Nellie Wright, who was a little past 16 years of age, died about 2 o'clock Monday morning, death resulting from brain trouble. While she had been suffering some, the affliction was not known to be so serious and the news of death came as a shock to the entire community, especially among the young people with whom she was popular. The parents knew more of her illness that did others, but such a sudden ending of the pain was unlooked for by them as the daughter had been about the house during the day.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson.

[WRIGHT, WILLIAM F.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 29, 1909
Obituary – Brother W. F. Wright was born Nov. 1, 1834 in Shamon County, New York and died at his home near Kiel, Okla., July 21, 1909, at 8 a. m. Without a struggle he peacefully passed away. Brother Wright was married to Hannah Taylor, April 27, 18--. To this union 9 children were born, 5 girls and 4 boys. Mrs. Anna Tracy, of Bedford, Iowa; James Wright, died while young; Albert M. Wright of Hitchcock, Okla.; William Wright, died while young; Miss Millie Stewart, Kiel, Okl.; Mrs. Ida Parrish, of Sickles, Okl.; Mrs. Rhoada M. Steward, Kiel, Okla.; Mrs. Charles Wright, Kile, Okl.; Mrs. Fanny Krazzle, Fletcher, Okl.
Brother Wright was an ardent lover of the church, having begun his Christian life 50 years ago. Brother Wright has been true and faithful since he enlisted in the cause of Christ and served the church as elder for about 40 years. He was a good neighbor, a respected citizen and was loved by all who knew him. Truly as the scripture says: "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from hence forth they shall rest from their labor and their works do follow them."
Services were conducted from his late home by Elder J. W. Duff, of Henry, and he was laid to rest in the Venerable cemetery near his home. C.