Obituaries
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[ASHMORE, JOHN WESLEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1910
Mrs. John Ulrich received a telegram Tuesday announcing the sudden death of her father, Mr. Ashmore, at Villisca. Her brother, Lester Ashmore, who also resides in Bedford, left at once for that place.

[ASHMORE, JOHN WESLEY]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, January 13, 1910
John Ashmore – John Ashmore was born in Scioto county, Ohio, March 11, 1846 and died at his home in Villisca, Iowa, Tuesday morning, January 11, 1910, at six o'clock. His death was from heart failure and his illness began about one o'clock the day before his demise. Mr. Ashmore would have been 64 years of age on his next birthday. When a young man Mr. Ashmore moved from Ohio to Illinois and was married to Miss Zilpha Ann Beard near Galesburg on September 23, 1868. He and his wife moved to Iowa in 1873.
Mr. Ashmore had been a resident of Villisca for the past 35 years and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large number of friends. He served in the Civil War with company G, 11th Ohio Cavalry, for two years and seven months and received an honorable discharge at the war's close. At the time of enlistment, he was but seventeen years of age.
Mr. Ashmore was a well digger and tile contractor by occupation and at the time of his sudden demise had contracts for some seven or eight hundred rods of tiles to be placed in the spring.
He had been affiliated with the M. E. church for many years and was a conscientious member. He also belonged to the G. A. R. Post of this city.
The funeral services will be held today at ten o'clock at the church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Enoch Hill and interment will be made in the Villisca cemetery. The G. A. R. Post will attend the services in a body.
Mr. Ashmore is survived by a wife and seven children: Mrs. Hattie Morley of Clarinda, Charles Ashmore of Blanchard, Mrs. Lydia Lassell of Des Moines, Lulu Saunders of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Mrs. Eva Ulrich of Bedford, Mrs. Venus Nace of Villisca and Lester, also of this city All will be present at the obsequies. There are also twenty grandchildren, and one great grandchild, the son of Mr. ad Mrs. Homer Ashmore. Deceased also leaves two brothers and two sisters: Asa Ashmore of Villisca, Charles Ashmore of Berrysville, Ohio, Mrs. Mollie Beard of Clarinda and Mrs. Ben Knox of Samantha, Ohio.
By reason of Mr. Ashmore's sudden demise, as well as because he had many traits of character which endeared him to his neighbors, the community extends to the bereaved relatives its deepest sympathy.

[ASQUITH, WALTER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 16, 1910
Mrs. Earl Churchill of Ross township, received a telegram Tuesday morning conveying the sad news of the death of her brother at his home in Avon, Ill. Mrs. Churchill left on the noon train to attend the funeral.

[ASQUITH, WALTER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 16, 1910
Mrs. Earl Churchill left Tuesday noon for Avon, Ill., to attend the funeral of her brother who died at that place Monday evening.

[BASSETT, GEORGE A.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1910
George A. Bassett Dead.
Word has been received by friends here that George A. Bassett, a former resident of this community, died of paralysis at his home near Gates, Oregon, June 17.



[CAVENDER, FRANKLIN "FRANK"]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 9, 1910
SIAM. – Mr. and Mrs. Zokher Cavender left here for New Market Monday to attend the funeral of Frank Cavender who once lived here but has been living for the past few years in Oklahoma. He died Saturday and the remains were shipped to New Market Monday for burial. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church, after which the remains were taken to the Memory cemetery for interment.

[CHANDLER, JOHN T., 1838 – 1910]
Fort Collins Express (Fort Collins, Colorado), Thursday, March 3, 1910
The funeral of Mr. Oliver Chandler's father will take place today at 2:30 at the home, 710 Matthews street, conducted by Dr. Carnine and Rev. Findley.

[CHANDLER, JOHN T., 1838 – 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1910
M. R. Chandler received word Tuesday that his brother, John, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, died that day and the remains would be shipped to Terre Haute, Ill., his old home, for interment. The deceased will be remembered as a visitor at the Chandler home here. He was an honorable, upright man, of kindly disposition and gained the friendship and esteem of all with whom he mingled. He was making his home at the time of his death with his son at Ft. Collins. Some twenty years ago he was struck by an engine while crossing a railroad, receiving injuries that ultimately caused his death. Mr. Chandler left for Terre Haute last evening to be present at the funeral. – Blockton News.

[CHANDLER, JOHN T., 1838 – 1910]
Fort Collins Express (Fort Collins, Colorado), Thursday, March 10, 1910
Obituary – Mr. John T. Chandler was born in Pennsylvania, October 18, 1838 but while yet in his youth he removed to Terre Haute, Ind. [Illinois], where he spent most of his life. For about four years past, he has made his home with his son, Mr. Oliver Chandler of this city. For some ten weeks before he died, the subject of this notice was a great sufferer. I visited him frequently and found him intelligent, a beautiful and interesting talker and an earnest seeker after Eternal life. He died March 1, and after brief funeral services on March 2, his body was taken to Illinois to be interred by the side of his parents and his wife.   R. A. Carnine.
[Note: His headstone gives his birth date as October 5, 1838.]

[COOPER, HANNAH PICKER, - 1910]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 19, 1910
J. R., W. [illiam] H. and Joe Cooper went to Amboy, Ill., last Saturday in response to a telegram announcing the death that morning of their aged mother, Mrs. Hannah Cooper. Their mother was in her 84th years and had been in poor health for a number of years. – Conway Record.

[COTTRELL, HAROLD]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1910
Grandson Drowned
Lenox People Go to Des Moines After the Accident
LENOX. – Harold Cottrell the sixteen-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert and son of Robt. A. Cottrell of Des Moines was drowned in the Des Moines river Saturday morning. Also, a companion Carroll Keister who was trying to save his life was drowned. The boys were members of a camping party composed of thirteen Sunday school pupils of Grace Methodist church. The body of Keister has been recovered and was buried Tuesday. Fears are entertained that the body of Cottrell is lost in the quicksand as every method has been employed to recover it. Mr. and Mrs. Rupert went to Des Moines Saturday to be with their daughter and her family in this terrible time of sorrow and waiting.

[CRUM, C. W.'S WIFE, - 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), June 2, 1910
W. [illiam] L. Morrison went to Aaronville, Ill., in response to a message announcing the death of his aunt, Mrs. C. W. Crum, whose funeral he will attend. – Conway Record







[ELLIS, WILLIAM HENRY, JR., 1909 – 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910
Mesdames Jesse Larrison and Lyman Smith left Wednesday noon for Des Moines to attend the funeral of the former's sister's child, Mrs. Josie Ellis, who is well known here. Her many friends extend their heartfelt sympathy in this hour of sorrow.

[ELLIS, WILLIAM HENRY, JR., 1909 – 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 21, 1910
Obituary – William Henry Ellis, age 9 months and 12 days, infant son of William and Josephine Ellis, died at their home on S. 9th and Emma Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday night, April 5th, at 12:40 of bronchial pneumonia. A short service was held at the home on Thursday, April 7, at 1:30 p. m. Interment in Glendale cemetery. The floral offering[s] were many and beautiful.

[ESSLEY, EMMA MARIAH ROSE]
Washington Evening Journal (Washington, Iowa), Friday, March 11, 1910
Mrs. Martin Essley Died at Seven This Morning at Her Home, North of the City.
Mrs. Martin Essley died at 7 o'clock this morning at her home, three miles north of the city, after an illness of about two weeks. The cause of death was paralysis.
The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. U. S. Smith. Interment will be in the Elm Grove cemetery.
Emma Rose, daughter of James Rose and Ann (Rummel) Rose, was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, May 15, 1858. When she was eight years of age she came with her parents to this county, the family locating near Richmond, where she lived until her marriage with Martin Essley on Oct. 20, 1875. They made their home in Cedar township for thirteen years, then in Johnson county for twelve years, and the remainder of Mrs. Essley's life had been lived in Jackson and Washington townships. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Estella Ranck of Braman, Okla.; LeRoy Essley of Dallas City, Ill., and Esther and Oliver Essley, who live at home. Mrs. Essley is also survived by her mother, who lived in Ohio; one brother, S. S. Rose, of Lyford, Texas and one half-sister, Miss Myrtle Richards, of Sugar City, Colo. She is also survived by four grandchildren. Mrs. Essley had been a member of the Methodist church which she joined at the age of twelve and was known as an excellent Christian woman.

[ESSLEY, EMMA MARIAH ROSE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1910
O. [liver] P. [erry] Essley went to Washington, Ia., Friday, having received intelligence of the death of his brother's wife. He went to attend the funeral. – Lenox Time Table.

[ESSLEY, MARTIN C.]
Washington Evening Journal (Washington, Iowa), Wednesday, May 25, 1932
Essley Funeral To Be Thursday  Service To Be at Martin Essley Residence in Morning
Funeral services for Martin C. Essley, who died at his home at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning from the residence, 321 West Main street. Friends may call at the L. A. Jones funeral home in the evening.
The services will be conducted by Rev. F. C. Witzigman, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mr. Essley was a member. Burial will be at Elm Grove cemetery. It was his wish that friends please omit flowers.
He was born and lived his entire life in Washington county. He was a son of John Essley and Jane Mickey Essley. His lifetime was spent as a farmer. When he moved into town twelve years ago, he had a small farm at the edge of town, living there until about a year ago, when he moved to 321 West Main street.
He married Emma Rose, who died twenty-two years ago. The four children were: Stella Ranck of Bowen, Ill.; Roy Essley, deceased; O. P. Essley of Washington; Esther Essley at home. Four sisters live in Washington: Mrs. Col Nicola, Samantha Essley, Ida Harmon and Addie Harmon. O. P. Essley, a brother, lives at Long Beach, Calif. H. C. Harmon who had made his home at Cedar Falls, is deceased.
He has been in very poor health since about the first of this year and had been seriously ill for the last week.

[ESSLEY, OLIVER PERRY, 1846 - 1933]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 25, 1933
LENOX - Rites for O. P. Essley
Short services were held at the O. P. Arnold funeral home Thursday morning for O. [liver] P.[erry] Essley. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery. Mrs. Essley was a former resident of Lenox but for the past fifteen years had made his home at Long Beach, Calif., with his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Kennedy, who accompanied the body to Lenox.

[FARRELL, CHARLES ARLEY]
Butte Miner (Butte, Montana), Wednesday, June 29, 1910
Officer Loses Mind Chasing Lunatic
Missoula Deputy Sheriff Sends Bullet Into Own Branin. Chas. A. Farrell Stands Before Mirror and Fires Day Preceding His Suicide the Office Had Spent in the Blackfoot Mountains in Hard Pursuit of Crazy Man.
(Special Dispatch to the Miner.)
MISSOULA, June 28. – Charles A. Farrell, deputy sheriff and former policeman, blew his brains out this evening, sitting in front of a large mirror in the bedroom of his apartments in the Lacasse flats. All of his affairs were in excellent condition and there is no reason for the act, which, it is supposed, resulted from temporary insanity caused by chase after a lunatic. Yesterday Farrell and Deputy Walter Nesbit of Bonner spent a strenuous day in the Blackfoot mountains, hunting Charles Hanson, a crazy man. Farrell returned late in the afternoon worn out and with his clothes torn and tattered by contact with the brush and stones of the mountain sides. Today he went home early in the afternoon, saying that he was ill, and a few hours afterwards committed suicide.
He was formerly a railroad man and is known all over Montana.
Farrell, who was a splendid man physically, went to his home from the sheriff's office about 1:30 this afternoon, after complaining of feeling ill. There he was cheerful enough, playing for a while on an automatic piano that he had owned only a short time. His wife asked him to fit a carpet on the stairs in the double flat in which they lived, and he compiled cheerfully. After working for a long time, he straightened up and said: "I can't make this carpet fit. I can't do anything right anymore. I think I'll go upstairs and put a bullet in my head."
Mrs. Farrell took this as a joke and thought nothing of it when her husband did go to his bedroom and close the door after him. A minute later the roar of a heavy pistol filled the flat. The deputy sheriff had made good his threat.
The body of Farrel, with the whole top of his head gone, was found on the bed in his room. From the position of the corpse it is evident that he had seated himself before a full-length mirror and had placed the muzzle of his pistol full against his forehead. The sight was shocking. The body was taken in charge by Coroner W. D. Kendrick, who announced, after an investigation, that no inquest would be held.
Charles A. Farrell was born in Ohio 34 years ago but had passed his manhood in Montana. He was formerly a car repairer in the employ of the Northern Pacific, then an employee in the Bonner planning mill, later a member of the Missoula police and for the last 18 months a deputy on the staff of Sheriff Graham. He had no children. Farrell was a member of the local Aerie of the Eagles and a man of many friends. He was temperate in his habits.

[FARRELL, CHARLES ARLEY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1910
Bedfordite Suicides
Charles Arley Farrell's Rash Act Dies From Self Inflicted Wounds at Missoula, Mont.—Former Resident Here and Son-in-Law of Howard Hensley
Chas. A. Farrell committed suicide this morning. Elks have taken charge of the remains. Letter will follow."
The foregoing is the message Howard Hensley received Wednesday and is all the information that is at present obtainable. It came from Missoula, Mont. and refers to his son-in-law, who was once a resident of Bedford. Mr. Ferrell left here a number of years ago and was deputy sheriff at the time of his tragedy. For a number of years, he has been on the police force and for the past two years has been deputy sheriff. His parents live in Kansas and his brother Guy left here a couple of years ago for Keota, Colo. The deceased was a large, fine fellow, full of life and was prospering in his Montana home. No one here can assign any cause for the rash act. The friends of the family extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.

[FARRELL, CHARLES ARLEY]
Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), Friday, July 1, 1910
Many Beautiful Flowers at the Farrell Funeral
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
MISSOULA, June 30. – The attendance at the funeral of Deputy Sheriff Charles A. Farrell today and the many and beautiful floral offerings paid a high tribute to the departed officer, both as a man and a friend, and as an officer. The services were held at the Christian church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Bagby officiating and preaching an eloquent sermon. The Eagles attended in a body and the United Brotherhood of America was also well represented, Mr. Farrell having been a member of both orders. Burial was in the Missoula cemetery, the pallbearers being Under Sheriff Fred Miller, Deputy Sheriffs Peter Orton, Edward Larson and Walter Nesbit, Deputy Game Warden James Froman and William Herweg.

[GORDON, WILLIAM, 1824 – 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 31, 1910
Caleb Gordon and wife left Wednesday for New Boston, Ill., being called by the death of Mr. Gordon's father. The deceased was born in Washington county, Ind., in 1824 and died March 29, 1910. Mr. Gordon has the sympathy of all in the loss of his father.

[GRANT, ABBIE MAUDE RICHARDS]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 19, 1910
Mrs. Will Dennis was called to Clearfield Friday to the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Maude Grant, who lived but a short time after her arrival. Her death was not unexpected but very sad coming so soon after the death of her parents. She leaves her husband and several little children. Mrs. Dennis certainly has the sympathy of all in being called upon to give her father, mother and sister in so short a time. – Blockton News.



[HARMON, REBECCA JANE MICKEY ESSLEY]]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910
O. [liver] P. Essley returned from Washington, Ia. Monday morning where he had been called by the death of his mother. She had lived to the ripe old age of 83 years and was well preserved and active for a woman of that age. She was one of the old residents of Washington county, having lived there 75 years. – Lenox New Times

[HAYS, ROSETTA V. WELCH]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 2, 1910
Mrs. Irwin Hays died at her home in Lodi, Cal., May 21 from cancer of the stomach. She was a former resident of this county and was well known here and her many friends will be grieved to learn of her death.

[HENLEY, ELLA LOUISE VAN FLEET]
Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa), Wednesday, February 28, 1923
Mrs. H. Henley Taken by Death in Mississippi
Beloved Davenport Woman Dies While on Visit in the Southland.
Mrs. Jesse Van Fleet Henley, wife of the late H. [adley] M. [oultry] Henley, died in Gulfport, Mississippi, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, according to telegraphic information received early this morning. She left in November to spend the winter in the South, accompanied by her son, Jesse V. Henley and her daughter, Mrs. Louise Vrooman. Mrs. Henley was 79 years of age.
Mrs. Henley was a woman of beautiful character and leaves many friends who will sincerely mourn her passing. She was a member of Christian Science church.
Deceased was born in Iowa and after the death of her husband on February 12, 1913, continued to live at the family residence, 411 Kirkwood boulevard. Besides the son and daughter, two sisters survive.
The body, accompanied by the members of the family, will arrive in Davenport Friday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

[HENLEY, ELLA LOUISE VAN FLEET]
Gulfport Daily Herald (Gulfport, Mississippi), Thursday, March 1, 1923
Aged Woman Dies
Mrs. Ellen VanFleet Henley died at Pass Christian Tuesday night. She was 70 years and two months old at the time of her death. Mrs. Henley came to Pass Christian with her daughter, Mrs. John J. Vrooman, last fall. She was an estimable Christian lady. The remains were shipped to Davenport, Iowa, yesterday over the G. & S. I. R. R. this was the former home of Mrs. Henley. Mr. and Mrs. Vrooman went with the body to Davenport.

[HENLEY, ELLA LOUISE VAN FLEET]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 1, 1923
To Attend Sister's Funeral
Mrs. W. E. Crum received a message yesterday morning announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. Ella Van Fleet Henley, at Gulfport, Mississippi, Tuesday, Feb. 27th. The body was brought back to her home at Davenport, Iowa, where the funeral will be held Friday. Mrs. Crum left yesterday by way of Blockton for Davenport to be present at the funeral. Mrs. Henley when a young girl resided in Bedford and will be remembered by many of our older settlers, as Ella Van Fleet. The sympathy of many friends goes out to the bereaved relatives.

 

[HOLLINGSWORTH, JOHN BODKIN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 12, 1910
J. B. Hollingsworth Dead. Former Citizen of Taylor County Passes Away in Missouri
J. [ohn] B. [odkin] Hollingsworth, who formerly resided here, died May 6 at his home near Kidder, Mo., at the age of 61 years. Funeral services were held Sunday at the home conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. G. Greenway. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery at Cameron, Mo.
Mr. Hollingsworth was born in Marion county, Indiana, April 2, 1849. In 1854 he went with his parents from Indiana to a farm near Centerville, Ia., where he resided until he was united in marriage with Mary P. [auline] McMurray March 9, 1876, at her home near Unionville, Ia. They resided on a farm near Centerville until 1881, when they removed to Bedford. They resided here until 1903 when they moved to Kidder, Mo. Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Emma C. Garner and two sons, E.[than] A. [llen] Hollingsworth and J. L. [eRoy] Hollingsworth and his aged mother, 85 years of age and three brothers and two sisters. His children reside in the vicinity of the parental home and his mother, brothers and sisters live near Centerville. Mr. Hollingsworth was a member of the Baptist church in this city, having transferred his membership to Kidder in 1906.

[HOLLINGSWORTH, JOHN BODKIN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 12, 1910
Died at Kidder, Mo.
On last Friday morning death again entered our community and called from us one of our most highly respected citizens, J. [ohn] B. [odkin] Hollingsworth. In his death we lose a loyal neighbor, a kind and loving husband and father. The family has the sympathy of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, for truly we can say, "None knew him but to love him, nor named him but to praise." May the Alwise Father comfort and sustain the bereaved in this sad hour.
John B. [odkin] Hollingsworth was born in Marion county, Indiana, April 2, 1849, and died at his home four and one-half miles Northwest of Kidder, Mo., May 6, 1910.
In 1851 he moved with his parents from Indiana to a farm near Centerville, Iowa, where he resided until united in marriage with Mary P. [auline] McMurry [McMurray], on March 9, 1876, at her home near Unionville, Iowa.
They began housekeeping on a farm near Centerville, Iowa. In 1881 they moved to Taylor County and lived on a farm two miles northeast of Bedford where they resided until they moved to their present home in March 1903. The deceased leaves a wife and three children, a daughter, Mrs. Emma C. Garner and two sons, E. [than] Allen and J. LeRoy, all living near the home. Besides a mother, aged 85 years, three brothers and two sisters, all living near Centerville, Iowa. His family, one brother, H. H. Hollingsworth and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Harris, were at his bedside when the death Angel summoned his soul. He was conscious to the last and told his family that he was ready and willing to go. He was converted and united with the Baptist church of Bedford, Iowa, in March 1894. In 1906 he, with his wife, transferred their membership to the church at Kidder, Mo., of which he remained a faithful member until death.
The funeral service was held Sunday, May 8, at the home, conducted by his pastor, Rev. G. C. Greenway and the interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery at Cameron, Mo.

[HOOK, FLORENCE, 1910 – 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] W. [illiam] Hook were called upon Wednesday morning to mourn the death of their infant daughter of but a few hours old. Their many friends will extend to them their sympathy.


 [HULL, LEROY CURTIS "ROY"]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1910
Roy Hull Dead.
All the older residents will remember Roy Hull, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Hull, and they will learn with regret of his death, which is announced in a special to the Register and Leader as follows:
Columbus Junction, Ia., July 17. – Special: Leroy Curtis Hull, who formerly lived here and was well known by many, died in the United States Navy hospital at Las Animas, Colo., last Thursday.
A series of remarkable achievements in the American navy made up his life. He entered the service as an apprentice at the age of 14 and was made drill master at the New York naval station under Lieutenant Matrix, at the age of 18. About this time Lord and Lady Beresford, the former an admiral in the British navy, visited this country.
To young Hull was give the command of a company to drill before the distinguished visitor.
He selected his men and took them to Madison Square garden. The excellent drill before the assembled officials on this occasion delighted the British admiral, who was so deeply impressed with the work of the command that he gave young Hull a special invitation to dine with him and his wife at the Waldorf-Astoria. Beresford declared that young Hull was the best drillmaster he had ever seen.
At the opening of the Kell canal by Germany, he was present and was entertained by the German emperor on the latter's ship, the Hohenzollern, which returned him to his ship, the Columbia. He was chief gunner during the Spanish and American war under Captain Hood. At the close of this war he took charge of the naval yard at Cavite to raise the sunken warships in Manila harbor.
Among the souvenirs obtained from Manila harbor was a skull which was presented to the museum at Kansas City. He was in China during the Boxer rebellion and witnessed several executions. During his stay in China he visited the tombs of Chinese emperors and other sacred places. During the Russo-Japan war, he saw the bombardment of Port Arthur.
He was seriously injured during the earthquake in San Francisco. He was at that time in charge of the Vallejo naval yard. He helped to dynamite the buildings in order to check the flames. It was during this service to save others from the flames in the big fire that he received the injury which resulted finally in his death at the same hospital to which he was taken on the former occasion.
He was a writer of considerable ability. He leaves a wife and two children. The three uncles of the deceased, William, Edward and T. J., reside in Louisa county near the former home of the young man.

[JOHNSON, LEWIS LINCOLN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1910
L. L. Johnson – Lewis Lincoln Johnson was born near Centralia, Marion county, Illinois, December 4, 1861. He was one of a family of eleven children and one brother is the only known survivor of the large family. Mr. Johnson died at his home near Gravity Wednesday morning, March 16, 1910.
He lived in Illinois until he was 14 years of age, when he and a favorite cousin came to Page county. At the age of 17 years he started out in life for himself. At an early age he identified himself with the Methodist Episcopal church Summit. The cares of the world overcame him, but in 1896 he was reclaimed and united with the church in Yorktown, and at the time of his death he was a member of the church at Gravity. He was united in marriage Feb. 18, 1886 to Miss Olive Patterson at her father's home in Page county. After their marriage they moved to Burchard, Neb., where they lived three years. At the end of this time they returned to Page county, where they made their home for ten years. From thence they came to Taylor county which was their home at the time of his death. The deceased was the father of eight children, six are now living and two died in infancy. Those living are Frank E.[arl], Harvey L. [ewis], Edith E. [tta], Lena M. [ae], Grace Olive and James Russell. Mr. Johnson was a kind and loving father, of good habits, honest, industrious, a good neighbor and a true friend. He was highly respected by those who knew him both in Page and Taylor counties.
The funeral services were conducted at his home by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Palmer, in the presence of a large company of sympathizing friends. The remains were taken to Yorktown on the evening train and on Saturday morning, March 19, a short service was held, and the body was laid in its last resting place in the cemetery at Yorktown.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa), Tuesday, July 12, 1910
KELLY—In Rochester, Minn., July 9, 1910, Mrs. M. J. Kelly, mother of Mrs. George F. Poorman of East Eighteenth street. The body was brought back to Des Moines yesterday. Funeral announcements later.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Iowa City Press-Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa), Wednesday, July 13, 1910
Attend Sister's Funeral. Mrs. Martha Kelly, Sister of Forman Hill is Dead.
J. Forman Hill of this city has been called to Des Moines to attend the funeral services in connection with the burial of his sister, Mrs. Martha Kelly. Mrs. Kelly had been taken to the hospital at Rochester, Minn., for treatment where the death occurred on Sunday. The body was brought back to her home at Des Moines for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have not yet returned from Des Moines.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 14, 1910
W. [illiam] J. Kelly received word Sunday of the death of his mother at Des Moines and he and his wife, accompanied by Mr. E. G. Poorman, a son-in-law of the deceased, drove to Blockton and left on the C. G. W. for that city. Mrs. Kelly, who at one time lived here, was operated upon at Des Moines on Saturday and passed away Sunday. Particulars have not been received here.
E. G. Poorman, expert accountant, came down from Des Moines Saturday with the intention of commencing on the following Monday the work of checking the county offices. Sunday, however, he received word of the death of his mother-in-law, Mrs. N. J. Kelly and he left for that city, not having returned as yet. He will probably commence the work next Monday.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 14, 1910
William Kelly was in Des Moines this week, having been called there by the death of his mother.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1910
Martha J. Kelly – Martha J. [ane] Kelly was born May 13, 1849 at Tipton, Cedar county and died in Rochester, Minn., July 10, 1910, where she had gone to submit to an operation. Rev. George Thompson of Valley Junction, who was an old friend of the family, conducted the service at Des Moines, July 12 at the home of Mrs. M. Poorman. She leaves four children to mourn her death, David J. Kelly and T. H. Kelly of Afton, Grace M. Poorman of Des Moines and W. [illiam] J. Kelly of Bedford.

[KELLY, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" HILL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1910
Martha J. Hall – Martha J. Hall [Hill] was born in Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, May 13, 1849 and died at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., July 10, 1910. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Charles Kelly, to which union four children were born, all of whom survive her. Since the death of her husband in 1900, Mrs. Kelly has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Poorman of Des Moines.
Funeral services were held at the Poorman home Tuesday July 12.
Wm. Kelly, her son, attended from here.

[KERR, ALBERT J.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 6, 1910
Mrs. Marion Hawkins, mother of Mrs. H. A. Childs, received a telegram Friday evening that her only brother and surviving relative had been killed at Shawnee, Oklahoma, by an explosion of a locomotive which, while repairing it, exploded, killing him and several fellow workmen instantly. His body was blown to atoms, pieces of his clothing and parts of his body being found several hundred feet from where the accident happened. Mrs. Hawkins departed on the early train Christmas, accompanied by George Maharry, who went along to assist her in this her time of great sorrow and affliction. The mangled remains passed through here yesterday for Creston for burial, Dr. Childs and wife and Mrs. George Maharry and Mrs. W. J. Clark going to that city to attend the funeral. – Lenox Time Table.

[KING, ETTA, - 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1910
Young Woman Dies
Etta King of Blockton Passes Away After Illness of Two Weeks
BLOCKTON. – Etta King died Sunday at 1 o'clock p. m. at her home south of town of lung and bowel trouble, her last illness lasting about two weeks. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Blockton and was a faithful Christian. On departing she told her loved ones not to weep for her, she had nothing to weep for. She graduated from the Blockton high school near two years ago and has taught since. She leaves her father, D. King and several brothers and sisters and other relatives and friends with whom she was a great favorite. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Isidora [Isadora] Christian church, the sermon being preached by Rev. George Purdy of this place. Remains were interred in the family burying ground at Isidora.

[LIEBIG, NED R.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 5, 1907
Ned Liebig, of Diagonal, died in a St. Joe hospital a few days since where he had undergone an operation for appendicitis. The remains were brought back to Diagonal and interment made in the Clearfield cemetery.




 

 



[MANNING, FRANCES BELL GREENLAND]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1910
Mrs. Ed Madden received a message Saturday that her sister had died at Chillicothe, Mo. and the funeral would be held at the deceased late home at Fairfield, Tuesday. the news of her sister's death came as a great surprise as she had received no intimation of her illness. Mrs. Madden left Monday for Fairfield to attend the funeral. – Lenox Time Table.

[MASKER, ELIZA RUNYAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1910
B. [enjamin] W. [right] Maskers [Masker] of Grand Junction, returned to his home Tuesday after attending the funeral of his mother.
Mrs. Wm. Roberts and daughter of Lincoln, Nebraska, came Tuesday and will visit with relatives for a few days. They arrived too late to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Maskers [Masker]. –Gravity Independent.

[MAXFIELD, BERNICE - 1910]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 19, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gray of New London, Ia., were called to Conway Tuesday to attend the funeral of their granddaughter, little Bernice Maxfield, which was held that afternoon. – Conway Record.

[MCCULLOCH, JOHN K.]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1910
Death of John K. McCulloch
John K. McCulloch died in Ohio February 15, 1910 at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 6 days. He had been in his usual health but was stricken with apoplexy and was sick but one day.
The deceased was born in Chester county, Ohio, September 9, 1842 and was united in marriage to Miss Eliza J. Shaver November 1, 1866. They lived in the vicinity of Villisca for several years prior to the death of Mrs. McCulloch April 8, 1907. To them were born two sons, Harry and A. C., both of whom survive. The former lives at Unity, Saskatchewan, Canada and the latter at Fort Worth, Texas. A. C. McCulloch was present for the funeral.
John K. McCulloch enlisted for service in the Civil war August 25, 1861 and served four years or until the war closed. He was a member of the Villisca Post and of the John A. Logan Circle of Villisca. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since he was a young man.
Mr. McCulloch and his estimable wife were kind friends and good neighbors, the sort that make a community better for them having lived in it. They were ever ready to lend a helping hand to those who needed it. Their home was one of hospitality and welcome to their friends. There was always room at their table and plenty prepared for a friend who might stop at meal time.
Besides the two sons, the deceased has surviving him two brothers and two sisters, who were present for the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. Wallace Humphress of Knowlton, Iowa.

[MCCULLOCH, JOHN K.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burge were called to Villisca last week on account of the death of Mrs. Burge's brother, John McCollough. In this funeral party were also Mrs. Baughman and son, Clay William McCollough, relatives of the deceased. – Conway Record.
[Note: The last name is spelled McCulloch on his headstone and in his obituary.]

[MCKINSTRY, CLARA A. CRATZER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1910
Clearfield Woman Dead
Mrs. James McKinstrey Passes Away This Week
CLEARFIELD. – Tuesday morning the community was grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. James McKinstrey [McKinstry]. She had been sick for several weeks with pneumonia and although she appeared better at times her death was not unlooked for. Five grown children survive her.

[MCMULLIN, WILLIAM ALBERT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1910
W. A. McMullin – W. [illiam] A. [lbert] McMullin, who resided about three miles southwest of Siam, died Monday night and funeral services were held Wednesday in the Methodist Episcopal church of Siam. Interment was in Old Memory cemetery near New Market.

[MCMULLIN, WILLIAM ALBERT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1910
William A. McMullin - William Albert McMullin was born July 20, 1856 in Huntington county, Pennsylvania and died Feb. 21 at his home near Siam. He moved with his parents to Clarinda, Sept. 25, 1865 and was married March 28, 1883 to Miss Emma Epperson. To this union were given five children, Mrs. Lil Bell, Della, Clinton and Roy. One daughter died in infancy. He leaves a wife and four children, two brothers, two sisters and an aged mother. The funeral was preached by Roy Snodgrass in the Siam Christian church on Wednesday following his death after which the remains were interred in the Old Memory cemetery. Mr. McMullin had been in ill health for several years, having received a severe injury many years ago from which he never recovered, but gradually grew worse until death relieved him of his physical suffering. He was an industrious, civil and courteous citizen, a loving father and husband and kind neighbor and a pleasant man to be with.  D.

[MENDENHALL, BESSIE A. CARTER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1910
Mrs. Wm. Mendenhall died Monday at her home in Polk township. Funeral was held Wednesday at the Hazel Dell church.

[MENDENHALL, BESSIE A. CARTER]
Clarinda Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, January 27, 1910
SHAMBAUGH – Mrs. C. Mulkins and Mrs. Charles Brown were called to Hopkins, Mo., Tuesday by the death of Mrs. Bessie Mendenhall who died that morning at 4:30 o'clock of diabetes. Mrs. Mendenhall will be remembered as Miss Bessie Carter, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carter, formerly of Shambaugh, but now reside at North Platt, Nebr. Mrs. Mendenhall had many friends and relatives at this place who will be grieved to hear of her death. She is survived by her husband and parents, one brother and three sisters.

[MITCHEL, INFANT, - 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1910
BLOCKTON. – Professor Mitchel and wife of Des Moines lost their babe last week and brought the remains to Blockton for burial, arriving Sunday afternoon. A number of friends and old neighbors met them at the depot. The remains were taken to the Methodist church where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. G. W. Wood. Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

[MOELLER, GUSTAVE E. A.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 24, 1910
We note by the Buffalo, Wyo., Bulletin, that Mr. G. [ustave] E. A. Moeller died suddenly at his home in that city last week from heart failure. He was the husband of Miss Clara Works, who at one time resided here and taught in the public schools. She will be remembered well by the older inhabitants here, all of whom will learn with regret of her loss.




[PARKER, THOMAS, 1845 – 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 19, 1910
Sunday morning about 5 o'clock Thomas Parker, one of our oldest residents passed away. He had not been in good health for a number of years, being a sufferer of heart trouble, death having been expected at almost any time. Mr. Parker was born in Missouri and came with his parents when quite young to Taylor county and he has been a continuous resident here for almost fifty years. He leaves a wife, four boys and three girls, besides a number of grandchildren and friends, to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Voorhees of Shambaugh at the Oak Grove church and the remains were laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery. The family and friends have the sympathy of all in this their deepest sorrow.


[PEAK, BERTHA MAUDE VAN HOUTEN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910
Young Woman Dies
LENOX. – Mrs. Bertha M. Peak, wife of Herbert W. Peak, and daughter of G. H. Van Houten, died March 30. Mrs. Peak was born Sept. 16, 1884 and was married February 10, 1903. Since 1901 she had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Besides the husband, the surviving relatives are her parents, five brothers and six sisters. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J. C. Orth. Interment in Fairview cemetery.


[RANDALL, EDGAR HARRISON]
Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette (Burlington, Iowa), Monday, March 15, 1943
Edgar Randall, 86, Dies Today
Edgar H. Randall, 86, 1811 S. Central avenue, a retired farmer, died at Mercy hospital this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock after a brief illness. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday evening.
He was born in Kirkwood, Ill., the son of Orlando and Melissa Hall Randall, Aug. 28, 1856 and came to Burlington 33 years ago. His wife preceded him in death. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are three children: Mrs. W. F. Taylor, Bedford, Iowa; John Randall and Mrs. George Colton of Burlington; one brother Frank Randall, St. Petersburg, Florida; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The body is at Prugh's chapel. Funeral arrangements had not been made at midafternoon.

[RANDALL, EDGAR HARRISON]
Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette (Burlington, Iowa), Wednesday, March 17, 1943
Funeral services for Mr. Edgar Randall, who passed away March 15, 1943, will be held in Prugh's Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. C. W. Richardson will officiate. Friends invited. Interment will be in the Kirkwood, Illinois cemetery.

[RANDALL, HELEN DOPP]
Monmouth Republican Atlas (Monmouth, Illinois), Friday, May 13, 1898
KIRKWOOD – Orlando Randall was at Bedford, Iowa, attending the funeral of the wife of his son, Edgar, who died Tuesday, May 3d, after an illness of over a year. She was Helen Dott [Dopp] of Oquawka and leaves her husband and 4 children without a mother's care. Friends here sympathize deeply.

[RANKIN, ANDREW JACKSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1910
Andrew J. Rankin – After five years suffering with cancer Andrew J. [ackson] Rankin passed away Sunday at his home, 72 years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, conducted by Elder George A. Hendrickson.
Andrew J. Rankin was born in Pennsylvania November 28, 1837. He was united in marriage with Caroline McCoy in 1862. They were the parents of four children, one of whom is living, L. L. Rankin of Cuba, Kan., who was present during the last days of his father's life. After the death of his wife Mr. Rankin was married to Mary Bradley. They were the parents of two children, Etta, who died in 1886, and Mrs. Grace Skinner, who resides here.
After leaving Pennsylvania Mr. Rankin came to Illinois and then to this state, where he remained several years, moving then to Kansas, which was his home twenty-two years. During the last twelve years he has resided in Iowa.
In 1886 Mr. Rankin joined the Christian church in Fredricks, Kan., remaining true to the faith till death. He was patient through all of his years of suffering and several times he went to hospitals for operations, but to no avail.

[RANKIN, ANDREW JACKSON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 21, 1910
Andrew J. [ackson] Rankin was born in Pennsylvania, November 28, 1837 and died at his home just west of Bedford July 17, 1910, after a long siege of sickness. He moved to Illinois when a young man and later came to Iowa, but soon left this state for Kansas, where he resided for 22 years, after which he came to Taylor county, where he has since lived.
He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline McCoy in 1862 and she passed away in 1887. To them were born four children, only [one] of whom, L. L. Rankin of Cuba, Kas., is still living and was with his father during his last illness. He was later married to Miss Mary Bradley and to this union two children were born, Etta, dying in infancy, and Mrs. Charles Skinner, who lived near him and was able to assist in making his last days more pleasant. Aside from these relatives mentioned he leave a loving wife and three brothers to mourn his death.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church, having united in Frederick, Kas., in 1886. For the past five years he has been a constant sufferer from a cancer. He tried every conceivable method to obtain relief from its insidious growth but to no avail. Throughout all his suffering he was cheerful and full of good humor. He bore his trials, which he knew he would be relieved from only by death, with that fortitude known only to Christians. And when the final summons came, he bowed to the inevitable and was ready for the long pilgrimage.
The funeral service was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Elder G. A. Hendrickson and the remains were followed by a large concourse of friends to their final resting place in Fairview cemetery. The bereaved have the sympathy of all.

[RANKIN, ANDREW JACKSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 28, 1910
William Rankin and wife and James Rankin and wife, who were here attending the funeral of their brother, Andy Rankin, returned to their home in Pollard, Kan., Friday.

[RAWSON, RUTH]
Missoulian (Missoula, Montana), Saturday, June 18, 1910
Death Claims Girl.
Ruth Rawson, the three-year-old daughter of C.[harles] L. Rawson, died at the family residence yesterday morning of scarlet fever. The funeral will be held this afternoon.

[RAWSON, RUTH]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1910
Word was received Saturday from Missoula, Montana, announcing the death of Ruth, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rawson, which occurred June 17, 1910. Mrs. Rawson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Webb and has many friends here that extend their heartfelt sympathy in time of their bereavement.

[RAWSON, RUTH]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1910
Rawson Child Dead
Saturday H. C. Webb received a telegram from his son-in-law, Charles Rawson, of Missoula, Mont., announcing the death of their 4-year old daughter Ruth last Friday evening from scarlet fever. Death came so swiftly, the little one having been sick only since Tuesday, that the grandparents here, Mr. and Mrs. Webb, had received no intimation of her illness, consequently the sad news as a great shock to them. A second telegram received Sunday morning stated that on account of the contagious character of the disease, the child had been buried there. The family is under strict quarantine which prevented Mr. and Mrs. Webb going. The Rawsons lived here a short time and the daughter called so early in life was born here.



[RIGGLE, REX OSCAR]
Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington), Wednesday, November 30, 1938
Rex O. Riggle
LEWISTON, Idaho, Nov. 30. – (Special.) – Rex O. [scar] Riggle, 59, who was a passenger on the first train into Lewiston in 1897, died Tuesday at his home between Lapwai and Culdesac. He was a retired cattleman.
Survivors include: a sister, Eva Newcomber, Sheridan, Wyo.; a half-sister, Mrs. Albert Larson, Lapwai; two half-brothers, Herschel Emerich, Lewiston Orchards, and Chauncy Emerich, Tacoma. The body is at Brower-Wann's.

[RIGGLE, REX OSCAR]
Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington), Wednesday, November 30, 1938
Rex O. Riggle.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Nov. 29. – Rex O. [scar] Riggle, 59, died today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Albert Larson in Lapwai. He was a retired cattleman and had lived in this region and on the Salmon river for 40 years. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.


[ROGERS, DAISY MAE NORWOOD]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 7, 1910
D. [avid] R. Rogers returned home Friday night from Nelson, Neb., where he was called to attend the funeral of his cousin's wife, Mrs. J. [oseph] L. [afayette] Rogers.


[SAWYER, EDITH ALICE HOPKINS]
Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Friday, November 11, 1932
City is Shocked by Sudden Death of Mrs. Sawyer
Mrs. Crawford Sawyer, 50, died suddenly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday of last week at her home on Fifth Avenue. She had been ill since Monday night preceding her death, but her condition was not thought to be critical.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Villisca Presbyterian Church with Rev. Arthur Mortenson in charge. Singing was by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Nordyke, Mrs. L. W. Scott, and J. H. Todd, and the pallbearers who included five members of Mrs. Sawyers high school class, were Howard Hepler of Grant, Eugene Van Wert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierson, and Miss Gertrude Tyler of Villisca, and Oscar Schroeder of Nodaway. Burial was made in Villisca Cemetery. Mrs. Sawyer's body was taken Thursday morning to the Fessler & Sutphen funeral parlors where it remained until Sunday noon.
Edith Alice Hopkins was born October 2, 1882 at Granville, Illinois. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. [iram] M. [iles] Hopkins and moved to Villisca with the family in 1891. She attended the local schools and graduated from Villisca High School with the class of 1900. She later studied at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois and at Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri.
On September 14, 1905, she was married to Crawford Sawyer. They have spent most of their married life in Villisca and are the parents of three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Embree of Grant, Mrs. Eleanor Hammarlund of Minneapolis, and Rachel of Villisca.
Besides her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her father, Henry Hopkins of Ismay, Montana, her two brothers, Carl Hopkins of Ismay, and A. L. Hopkins of Muncie, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Beth Brown and Mrs. Irma Slaught of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Relatives from a distance who were here for the funeral included A. L. Hopkins of Muncie, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. H. M. Slaught of and Mrs. Eleanor Hammarlund of Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Grover Nelson and son Vernon of Council Bluffs, A. B. Cockerill of Des Moines, Carr Henshaw [Hanshaw] of Bedford and Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCall of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Many friends from Grant, Red Oak and other nearby cities attended the rites.

[SCHIVELEY, CAROLINE "CARRIE" SHADE]
Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), Sunday, March 18, 1962
SCHIVELEY—In Santa Rosa, March 16, 1962; Caroline Schiveley, loving mother of Robert Schiveley of Bethel Island, Dr. John C. Schiveley of Clear Lake Highlands, Dr. Helen Schiveley of Sebastopol and the late Roscoe B. Schiveley. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A native of Illinois, age 90 years.
Private funeral services will be held Monday, March 19, 1962, at the O'Leary Funeral Home in Sebastopol with the Reverend Barnett officiating. Interment, Sunset View Cemetery, Berkeley.

[SCHIVELEY, CAROLINE "CARRIE" SHADE]
Sonoma West Times and News (Sebastopol, California), Thursday, March 22, 1962
Mrs. Schiveley died March 16
Mrs. Carolyn Schiveley, 90, died Friday, March 16, in a Santa Rosa hospital following a lengthy illness.
Private funeral services were held Monday at the O'Leary Funeral Home with the Rev. Barnett officiating. Interment was at Sunset View Cemetery, Berkeley.
Mrs. Schiveley, a native of Illinois, had lived in California 24 years and in Sonoma County four years. Her home was at 885 Gravenstein highway north.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Schiveley, Bethel Island, and Dr. John C. Schiveley, Clear Lake Highlands; her daughter, Dr. Helen Schiveley, Sebastopol; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

[SCHIVELEY, CHARLES STOREY]
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), Sunday, September 10, 1944
SCHIVELY – In Berkeley, September 8, 1944, Charles S., beloved husband of Caroline Schiveley and loving father of Robert T., Roscoe B., John C. and Ens. Helen L. Schiveley, W. V. (S. U. S. N. R.); a native of Iowa, aged 80 years.
A farewell service to which friends are invited will be held this Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Little Chapel of the Flowers (Hull & Sons), Adeline Street at Ashby Station, Berkeley. Concluding services, Sunset View Cemetery.

[SCHIVELEY, CHARLES STOREY]
Berkeley Daily Gazette (Berkeley, California), Monday, September 11, 1944
Charles Schiveley – Charles L. Schiveley, 22228 Jefferson St., who would have been 81 years old next month died last Friday after a brief illness. Until his last sickness he had operated a parking lot on Bancroft Way, opposite the Telephone Exchange. Mr. Schively was born in Montgomery County, Iowa and had been a farmer there for many years. Later he moved to Ft. Worth, Tex. and then eight years ago came to Berkeley. He had been a member of the Montgomery County Low 12 Masonic Lodge for 57 years. He was also a member of Berkeley Pyramid No. 13 of Sciots. In spite of his advanced years he had been well and active and scorned the idea of retiring. In addition to his widow, Caroline Schiveley, he is survived by three sons, Robert T., Roscoe B. and John C. Schiveley and a daughter who is serving in the Waves, Ens. Helen L. Schiveley.
Last rites were held for the octogenarian this afternoon at The Little Chapel of the Flowers.

[SCHIVELEY, CHARLES STOREY'S' INFANT, 1914 – 1914]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, March 10, 1914
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schively died last Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dr. Neyman. Interment was in the Graceland cemetery near their home.

[SCHIVELEY, DAYTON, 1902 – 1902]               [SCHIVELEY, EDISON, 1902- 1902]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 3, 1902
Buried Together.
The other twin child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schively, of this city, died this morning. The first one died Saturday evening and the funeral was postponed on account of the serious illness of the other. The funeral services were held today at 1 o'clock, Rev. E. N. Ware officiating and the two little bodies were buried together.

[SCHIVELEY, DAYTON, 1902 – 1902]               [SCHIVELEY, EDISON, 1902- 1902]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 3, 1902
Joined the Angels.
The little twin infants of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schively have passed from earth to heaven. Their death occurred several days apart but their little bodies were placed side by side and laid to rest together. Although the pain of separation is great yet there is a consolation that is sweet and comforting that they are safe in the arms of Jesus. Blessed thought.

[SCHIVELEY, ROSCOE BROSIE, SR.]
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), Tuesday, February 27, 1962
SCHIVELEY, Roscoe B., Sr., in Concord, February 25, 1962 of 1869 North Fifth Street, beloved husband of Hildred Schiveley; loving father of Roscoe B. Schiveley, Jr. and loving grandfather of Kathryn Louise Schiveley, all of Concord; devoted son of Caroline Schiveley at Sebastopol; loving brother of R. T. Schiveley of Bethel Island, Dr. J. C. Schiveley of Clearlake Highlands and Dr. Helen Schiveley of Sebastopol. A native of Iowa; aged 66 years. A member of the Presbyterian Church and Carpenters Local No. 2046 of Martinez.
Friends are invited to attend services Wednesday, February 28, at 10 a. m. at the MacFarlane-Bryant Chapel, 1385 Galindo Street, Concord. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, 12:15 p. m.

[SMITH, CHARLES' INFANT, 1910 – 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 23, 1910
LENOX. – Twin baby boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith Sunday. The little ones were not strong and one died Monday.

[SMITH, NELLIE FRANCES, 1890 – 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 16, 1910
LENOX – Nellie Smith was born at Clarinda, Iowa, November 27, 1890 and died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Monroe, Sunday, June 12. She was a sufferer of such intensity that seldom is known a case so severe. She had tuberculosis of the bone and cancers. For eighteen months her death has been expected. She has been a patient sufferer but prayed for the time of her release from suffering to come.
Three brothers and one sister are left to mourn her early sad death, but the grandmother who has reared her will be the most lonely.
The funeral services were held at the Christian church, of which she was a member, by Rev. I. H. Fuller Monday at 3:30 o'clock. The body was laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery. Six young ladies, cousins of the deceased, bore the remains to their last resting place. They were Stella and Mary Bell, Alta Monroe, Nellie Paymal, Grace Hufnagle and Ethel Deaver.

[TAYLOR, AUSTIN O., - 1910]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 30, 1910
A telegram was received Monday noon by Austing [Austin] Cannon, stating that his Uncle, Austin Taylor, died at his home in Springfield, Ill., Monday morning.

[TOLL, DAVID]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1910
David Toll, a pioneer resident of the vicinity of Hopkins but who has lived in this county for some time, died Tuesday evening at his home. The funeral services were held this forenoon at Hazel Dell. Particulars have not been received.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Daily Appeal (Carson City, Nevada), Wednesday, April 6, 1910
Body Shipped to Denver
The remains of the late M. [organ] M. [athias] Van Fleete [Fleet], who died at Eureka, were shipped to Elko, from that point they were shipped to Denver, Colo., where interment will take place.
John Van Fleet, a son of the deceased Bank Examiner, met the remains at Elko and made all arrangements for the forwarding of the body. Mrs. Van Fleet, who was in California, proceeded to Denver, via the Santa Fe and will be in that city to meet the body. She will make her home with a married daughter in Denver.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 7, 1910
M. M. Van Fleet Dead.
On Sunday Mrs. W. E. Crum received a telegram from Mrs. M. [organ] M. [athias] VanFleet at Long Beach, Calif., announcing the death of her husband, which occurred at Eureka, Nev., the day before. The remains were to be shipped to Denver, Colo., for interment and the funeral is to be held Saturday. This is all the information that is at present obtainable. Mr. and Mrs. Crum left Wednesday for Denver to be present at the funeral.
While no further particulars are obtainable it is understood here that Mr. VanFleet was a bank examiner and it is probably that he was taken ill while out on his duties as such.
Mr. VanFleet will be remembered by all the older residents of Bedford as he was for a long time cashier of the Bedford National Bank. He left here several years ago and became interested in mining near Joplin, Mo. and other business enterprises. He was admired by all and was of a most genial disposition that won friends for him by the score. His death will be learned with the deepest regret by his many friends here. Mrs. Van Fleet, who is a daughter of John Tate of this city and the children, will also have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), Friday, April 8, 1910
Van Fleet – Mrs. H. M. Henley is in Denver, Colo., to attend the funeral today of her brother, Morgan M. [athias] Van Fleet, who died at Eureka, Nev., last Saturday night of a sudden attack of neuralgia of the heart. His wife was visiting in southern California at the time of his death and the shock was a most severe one to her. He is survived by his wife and a daughter and two sons, three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Crum, Bedford, Ia., Mrs. C. M. Porter, Oskaloosa, Ia. and Mrs. H. M. Henley of this city. they are all in attendance at the funeral in Denver, where he had lived after his removal from Bedford, Ia., for many years before he accepted a position as bank examiner in Nevada. He was 53 years of age and had been a banker for most of his life in Iowa and Colorado and was an able businessman and banker. His three children were married, the daughter living in Denver, one son in New York City, an expert in electrical lines and one in Utah, in mining engineering.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Pioche Record (Pioche, Nevada), Saturday, April 9, 1910
Van Fleet Dead. State Bank Examiner Succumbs After Brief Illness.
A Eureka dispatch to the State Journal under date of last Sunday says:
M. M. Van Fleet, the state bank examiner, died here suddenly at 11 o'clock Saturday night in his apartments at the Hotel Zadow. He had [spent] the evening in company with W. B. Fowler, deputy attorney general and officials of the Eureka County Bank, and at 10 o'clock returned to the hotel to retire, apparently in the best of health. Almost immediately after he was taken violently ill, suffering with an intense pain in his chest. A doctor was summoned and everything possible done, but Mr. Van Fleet died within an hour of the first attack. The cause of death is given as neuralgia of the heart.
The body will be taken to Elko by auto Monday evening, where it will be met by Mrs. Van Fleet and shipped to Denver, his old home, for interment.
M. [organ] M. [athias] Van Fleet came of a family of bankers. His father was an Iowa banker and he himself was at one time engaged in the banking business in that state.
Later he went to Denver, where he had smelting interests. A daughter of his now lives there.
He was made state bank examiner of Nevada in April 1908.
Mrs. Van Fleet has been at Long Beach, Cal. She is hastening to Nevada as fast as she can get here, to meet the body of her husband at Elko.
A daughter and two sons, besides the widow, survive the bank examiner.
The daughter is Mrs. Wylie, of Denver, who will meet Mrs. Van Fleet and the body there. John R. Van Fleet of Johnsville, is one son married to the daughter of Judge Fitzpatrick, well known in Nevada, Utah and Montana and formerly of the Comstock. Another son lives in New York. Both sons are mining engineers.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), Tuesday, April 12, 1910
Pioneer Banker Dead.
Morgan M. [athias] Van Fleet, one of the foremost bankers of Iowa City and Bedford, Ia., in earlier days, is dead in Eureka, Nev., says a message from the far west to his relatives here. He died suddenly of an acute attack of an old heart trouble. He was bank inspector of Nevada; and built the first sampling works at Cripple Creek; and was manager and part owner of the Rio Grand and Midland Sampling Works. Surviving are his widow and three children—John of California; Herman, of Philadelphia and Mrs. William H. Wylie of Denver.

[VAN FLEET, MORGAN MATHIAS]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1910
Regarding Death of M. M. VanFleet
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Crum returned Tuesday morning from Denver, Colo., where they have been attending the funeral of her brother, M. [organ] M. [athias] VanFleet. As stated in these columns last week Mr. VanFleet died suddenly at Eureka, Nev., where he was examining a bank in his capacity as state bank examiner. That evening he was not feeling well upon retiring and passed away at the hotel quite suddenly, complaining only of a pain in his lungs. The family was just preparing to move to Carson City, Nev., where they could be more together, as Mr. VanFleet's duties required a considerable portion of his time away from home. The Cannon City, Colo. Record has the following to say of the deceased:
Word has been received here of the death of M. M. VanFleet at Eureka, Nev., Saturday night from apoplexy after a short illness. Mr. Van Fleet made his home in Cannon City a few years ago and was for some time employed as manager of the local office of the Royal Gorge Coal company by E. G. Bettis, between whom there were the most intimate business relations.
Mr. Van Fleet was a boyfriend friend of Lafe Combs at Bedford, Ia., and it was through the latter that the Daily Record learned of his death. Deceased was in many respects a remarkable man and his tragic death will be a matter of regret to a wide circle of acquaintances here and elsewhere. Mr. Van Fleet was at one time the president of the First National bank of Bedford, Ia. and was reputed to be worth a quarter of a million dollars or more before the panic came on and swept his fortune out of existence. Subsequently he came west and in Cripple Creek made a stake in mining but lost a little in investments in the lead business at Joplin, Mo. He was an unusually handsome man and might have posed as an Apollo Belvidere without detriment to himself or to the reputation of that most famous of all Greek Sculptors. Largely through the influence of his Cannon City friends he was appointed to the office of the national bank inspector for Nevada, a position he held at the time of his death.

[VAN SICKLE, ABRAHAM BORCE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1910
Capt. A. B. Van Sickle Dead
Captain Abraham B. VanSickle passed away Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. He had been really ill for a greater length of time, but his condition was not considered serious until a short time prior to his passing away. There is not a person who has lived in the county for any great length of time but was acquainted with Mr. VanSickle. They were not only acquainted with him but esteemed him for his sterling qualities of manhood. He came to Bedford when there were but a few "shacks" here and has watched its development with interest and pride. He was born in Connersville, Ind., Nov. 19, 1828. When about five years of age he moved with his parents to Edgar county, Ill., where he spent his boyhood days. On Nov. 2, 1853, he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Huffman and four years later they moved to Bedford. Eight children were born to this happy couple of pioneers, four of whom died in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Mark Atkinson, Stillwater, Okl.; Mrs. Victoria V. Faith, Ed S. VanSickle and A. B. VanSickle, jr., all of Bedford. In 1873 his wife died and later he was again married to Miss Kate Butler of St. Louis, who at the time was teaching school at Vermillion, Ill. The deceased united with the Baptist church and was baptized by "Uncle Jimmy" Smith in the early days and he has been a true, consistent Christian since.
When the call for troops to put down the rebellion was issued, Mr. VanSickle's patriotic heart could not permit him to turn a deaf ear and in 1862 he raised Co. G, 4th Missouri. At the battle of Big Blue, he was wounded severely. At the time he had a commission in his pocket as major. After remaining for four months in the hospital he resigned and returned to his home which was then at Vermillion, Ill. He engaged in mercantile business there when he had sufficiently recovered and in September 1875, removed to Bedford, which has since been his home. Here he farmed and also engaged in the mercantile business, which he followed until retiring a few years ago.
We feel that there is no eulogy that can be paid to Mr. VanSickle sufficiently strong to do him justice. As a husband and father, he was kind and indulgent; as a neighbor, one of the best; as a citizen, patriotic and progressive; and as a soldier, brave, true, knowing not the meaning of the term fear. As he passes from us, we lose a most esteemed citizen, and his many friends will mingle their tears of sympathy with those of the heart broken wife, daughters and sons.
The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. D. McMasters.

[VAN SICKLE, ABRAHAM BORCE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 24, 1910
A. B. Van Sickle Goes to Grave One of the Settlers of Taylor County Before the War in Which He Served. Was Captain of Company. Wounded in Big Blue Battle and Compelled to Leave Service—Returns Here Later.
Capt. A. B. Van Sickle, who first came to Bedford fifty-five years ago, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning after several weeks of failing health. He was more than 81 years of age. The funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by the Rev. D. McMasters, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mr. Van Sickle was a member. A memorial service will also be held Sunday morning at the church.
A. [braham] B. [orce] Van Sickle was born in Fayette county, Indiana, November 19, 1828. When he was about 5 years of age his parents moved to Edgar county, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. He came to Bedford November 22, 1855 and engaged in farming until 1862, when he enlisted in Company G, Fourth Missouri State Militia cavalry.
In the service as a soldier Captain Van Sickle had an excellent record. Soon after his enlistment he was elected second lieutenant and in a few months was promoted and commissioned captain of his company. His command was engaged in scouting and frontier duty, principally in Missouri and Arkansas. He participated in many struggles at Springfield, Jefferson City, Big Blue, Little Blue and Independence. He received a wound in the Battle of Big Blue and after remaining in the field hospital four months, he resigned his commission and returned to his former home in Illinois. When he had sufficiently recovered, he entered the mercantile business. In September 1875 he came again to Taylor county and purchased a farm in Benton township. After several years on the farm he engaged in the mercantile business in Bedford, in which he continued for many years, his sons having continued to keep the name a familiar one in business circles.
Mr. Van Sickle was first married in Illinois in 1854, his wife having died in 1873. His second wife survives with four of the eight children born to him. The surviving sons and daughters are E. S. Van Sickle, A. B. Van Sickle, jr., Mrs. I. B. Atkinson of Stillwater, Okla., and Mrs. V. V. Faith.

[VAN SICKLE, ABRAHAM BORCE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1910
R. W. VanSickle and wife, returned Monday to their home in Metcalf, Ill., after attending the funeral of Mr. VanSickle's brother.

[WAKEFIELD, WILLIAM]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 28, 1910
Mrs. S. [ullivan] A. Salisbury and daughter, Mrs. Brewer, went to Dunlap, Ill., last Saturday night to attend the funeral of Mrs. Salisbury's brother.

[WOODWARD, ORPHA P.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1910
SHARPSBURG. – Mrs. Ernest Jewel was recently called to Clarinda to attend the funeral of her brother's little child.



[WILLARD, MARK]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 17, 1910
Mark Willard Dead. Passes Away at Home of Parents in Colorado Springs.
Word has been received here announcing the death of Mark Willard, formerly of Bedford, which took place in Colorado Springs at the home of his parents. Mr. Willard had been in poor health for years and while his death was not unexpected among those near him, it comes as a shock to his friends in this county.

[WILSON, LORA MAUD FORDYCE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1910
Mrs. Bert Wilson – Mrs. Bert Wilson, formerly a resident of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 20, in, Nanton, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 30 years. Of her death the Nanton News has the following:
The funeral of Mrs. Bert Wilson was held at the home, last Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. E. S. Bishop. There was a large attendance of the people of the town and surrounding country and many followed the remains to their last resting place in Nanton cemetery. The pall bearers were Ralph Willits, Fred Nevins, Paul Nevens, Everett McPherson, W. A. Schenck, Orin McPherson.
Mrs. Wilson's parents were unable to take the long trip from Iowa at this season and in such severe weather, but the brother, W. D. Fordyce, arriver here from Riverside, Ia., Friday morning.
Additional sadness was given to the gathering by the knowledge that the bereaved husband had received a telegram in the morning informing him of the death of his father at Washington, Ia., the evening before. His father was 78 years old.
Lora Maud Fordyce was born in Washington county, Iowa, October 16, 1880. She was married to Bert M. Wilson December 6, 1899. They removed to Alberta in March 1905. Mrs. Wilson joined the United Brethren church when 10 years old but had affiliated with the Methodist church while living here and was a noble example of the Christian wife and mother in the home. She was the mother of four children, two boys and two girls, the eldest being 9 years of age and the youngest 19 months.

[WILSON, THOMAS, 1831 - 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 10, 1910
Old Resident Dies. Former Blockton Man Passes Away in Mt. Ayr.
BLOCKTON – Thomas Wilson, an old-time resident of this locality, died at his home in Mt. Ayr, Saturday evening, March 5. He was quite aged. He came to Ringgold county among the earliest settlers and located on a quarter section about two miles east of Blockton. His family grew to manhood and womanhood on the farm. In 1887 he decided to quit the farm and spend the rest of his days in the county seat. He was secretary of the Ringgold County Farmers' Mutual Insurance company for a number of years, but of late years has practically given up all active work. His wife died in 1892, since which time he and a daughter have lived alone. He was the father of twelve children, six of whom died in early life, five daughters and one son living till grown. The eldest daughter, Ida, died several years ago. His son, Clarence Wilson, who lived near town, died about six years ago. The four surviving daughters are Mrs. Ora Wilson and Mrs. Blanche Rogers, both near Kellerton, and Miss Della Wilson of Anamosa, N. D., and Lulu, who has kept house for her father since the death of her mother. Several grandchildren survive, Elvin Wilson of Blockton being the eldest.

[WINGARD, ABRAHAM, 1841 - 1923]
San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California), Friday, June 1, 1923
UPLAND, May 31. – Abraham Wingard, well-known and respected resident of Upland for many years, died early today at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hilbert, 248 Euclid Avenue, at the age of 82.
Mr. Wingard had been a resident of California for 32 years and of Upland for 13 years. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by three daughters.

[WINGARD, MARY ELIZABETH GARRETT DEARY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 6, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hensley last week received news of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Abraham Wingard, in Upland, Cal. The families were neighbors in Illinois but were separated thirty-seven years ago. The Wingards were visited by Mr. and Mrs. Hensley for the first time since then, last fall, at which time Mrs. Wingard was in good health.





[YOUNG, MATTIE, 1872 – 1910]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 3, 1910
Miss Mattie Young – Miss Mattie Young of Clearfield died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her brother, Howard Young, with whom she resided. She had been afflicted with grippe, but her condition was not considered serious. Her heart became affected suddenly and her death resulted soon after.