Obituaries
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[BIGGS, WILLIAM MCDOWELL]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1906
A Brief Life Ended
William Dowl, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Briggs [Biggs], was born Sept. 30, 1904, died Jan. 7, 1906, aged 15 months and 7 days. The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr. Biggs on Tuesday, the 9th inst., by Rev. Barackman of the Presbyterian church of Bedford. Interment at Lexington Cemetery. Death probably occurred from spinal meningitis.

[BOLAND, ANNA IDELL "ANNIE" HEALY]
Muscatine News-Tribune (Muscatine, Iowa), Wednesday, March 7, 1917
8 Day Illness Ends in Death of Mrs. J. T. Boland
An eight-day illness of pneumonia terminated at 8 o'clock this morning in the death of Mrs. J. [ohn] T. Boland, a well-known resident of this city at her home, 904 Sycamore street. Her condition was not considered serious until yesterday when she became critically ill and it was evident death was near.
Mrs. Anna Healy Boland was born in Cedar county, December 15, 1863, and resided in that vicinity the greater part of her life. To survive her she leaves her husband and three brothers, O. [scar] M. [onroe] Healy of Sweetland township and E. [lmer] E. [lsworth] and F. [rank] P. [orter] Healy of Bedford, Ia.
No definite funeral arrangements have been made pending word from out-of-town relatives.

[BOLAND, ANNA IDELL "ANNIE" HEALY]
Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), Wednesday, March 7, 1917
8 Days Illness Ends in Death Mrs. J. T. Boland Succumbs to Pneumonia
Had Been Ill but Eight Days—Wife of Well Known Monument Man of City
After an illness of but eight days duration, Mrs. J. [ohn] T. Boland, wife of a well-known local monument man, succumbed to pneumonia this morning at about 8:20 o'clock at her home 908 Sycamore street. 
Annie I. [dell] Healy, daughter of Edwin R. [uthven] and Mary E. [lizabeth] Healy, was born in Cedar county, Iowa, two miles north of Moscow, December 15, 1863. On July 21, 1909, she was united in marriage here with J. T. Boland and had since made her home in this city.
Surviving she leaves her husband and three brothers, O. [scar] M. [onroe] Healy of Muscatine, F. [rank] R. [Porter] and E. [lmer] E. [lsworth] of Bedford, Ia.
Mrs. Boland was widely known for her excellent traits and was ever a kind and loving wife, a light and solace in her home. Her demise will be greatly regretted throughout the city by all who knew her and came into contact with her.
Funeral services will probably be held Friday, pending word from relatives. Interment will be made in the Healy family cemetery near Moscow.

[BOLAND, ANNA IDELL "ANNIE" HEALY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 8, 1917
Word was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Anna Boland, Muscatine, Iowa, her death being due to pneumonia. Mrs. Boland is a sister of E. [lmer] E. [lsworth Healy and has a large circle of friends in this vicinity.

[BOLAND, ANNA IDELL "ANNIE" HEALY]
Muscatine Journal (Muscatine, Iowa), Friday, March 9, 1917
Funeral of Mrs. J. T. Boland Held
Funeral services were held over the remains of Mrs. J. [ohn] T. Boland who passed away at her home, 908 Sycamore street, Wednesday following a short illness, this afternoon at one o'clock. Short services were held at the home and also at the First Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. C. L. Stafford, pastor of the Methodist church of Wilton, officiated. Interment was made in the Healy family cemetery near Moscow

[BOND, FLORA MERRIMAN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1905
--Mrs. Flora Bond, nee Merriman, died suddenly at her home near Ravenwood, Mo., Friday, aged thirty-two years. A husband and three small children survive her. Burial took place on Saturday near that city. We were unable to learn further particulars of the death.

[BOND, FLORA MERRIMAN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1905
--S. S. Merriman, of Grafton, Nebraska, arrived here Sunday morning. Mr. Merriman was formerly a resident of Taylor County and has many friends here. He came to this vicinity on account of the death of his sister, Mrs. Flora Bond.

[BOND, FLORA MERRIMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, November 3, 1905
Sid Merriman of Geneva, Neb. arrived at Bedford Saturday and has been visiting since that with relatives and old friends in Jefferson township. Mr. Merriman was called here by a message announcing the death of his sister Mrs. Elvin Bond. He knew the funeral was to have been held Saturday and thought it would be at Platteville but when he arrived there, he found that the funeral had been held at Ravenwood, his sister's home, so he was thus prevented from being present during the solemn rites.

[BOND, FLORA MERRIMAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, November 7, 1905
Mrs. Elvin Bond, daughter of Sol Merriman, died at her home in Ravenwood, Mo., the last of last week. Mr. Merriman has been a resident of Jefferson township for a great many years and his daughter, Mrs. Bond was born and raised there. She leaves a husband and three little motherless children to mourn their loss. Typhoid fever was the cause of her death.

[BRAND, BESSIE]                       [BRAND, WILLIAM AUSTIN'S SON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 23, 1906
Two Deaths in Three Days Diptheria Claims Two Victims From the Home of Wm. Brand
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. [ustin] Brand, who reside near Platteville died Saturday of diptheria and last night their 16-year-old daughter, Bessie, succumbed to this dread disease. Another child is sick, and the others have been exposed and may be attacked at any time.
There was no funeral services when the little boy died; the undertaker with his assistant taking the body to the cemetery and interring it. The girl will be buried tomorrow, in a similar manner. The disease seems to have manifested itself in its most virulent form and only by the greatest care can its spread be prevented.
Death at all times and in all forms is sad and sorrowful and brings to those left behind the greatest grief this world can inflict. All the sympathy kind and loving friends can give, cannot allay the agony of a fond father and mother mourning the death of their child. But while sympathy cannot allay the sorrow, it can sooth and palliate. But what must be the heart-rendering grief, the awful anguish of a parent doubly bereft within a few short days, when their sorrow must be borne alone? To stand helplessly by and see their loved one die; to be compelled with their own hands to compose the limbs of their darling child and to then see its body taken away to be laid to rest for aye, by stranger hands! This is what Mr. and Mrs. Brand have been compelled to endure; not because kind neighbors and friends were not willing to aid and comfort, but because they could act. 

[CABARET, ERNEST]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1905
CLEARFIELD – On Friday occurred the death of Ernest Cabaret, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cabaret. He was afflicted with a tumor and it was decided that an operation was necessary. The operation was performed but the child never revived from the influence of the chloroform.

[COOK, RAY D.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1905
Gone to Last Reward
Ray D. [allas] Cook was born in New York in 1849 and died at the home of his mother in Bedford, on Wednesday, December 6, 1905, aged 56 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Deceased moved with his parents from New York to Harden county, Iowa, when a young man, and settled near Steamboat Rock. He spent some time in Colorado and afterward moved back to Harden county again from which place he moved to Taylor county about 18 years ago.
Ray D. Cook was married to Miss Amy Carpenter in 1872 and to this union was born two children—Mrs. I. [saac] M. Johnston and C. [yrus] O.[ran] Cook, both living in this vicinity. Besides his wife and two children, he leaves a stepmother and one sister to mourn his death, his sister living in New York.
Deceased was a member of the Methodist church, having united with the church at this place in 1886. He was a good Christian man and his life was one of devotion to his family, his friends and his God. He was well known in Bedford and Taylor county and his friends were numbered by the score who always had a kind word to speak in his behalf. His death casts a gloom over the entire neighborhood in which he has lived so long.
Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of this place and never neglected his duty as member of that grand body.
For several months he has suffered with that dread disease—consumption—and on Wednesday morning his spirit passed to Him who gave it. All was done for him that medical science could do. His devoted wife and children cared for him and nursed him, but to no avail. It is sad to think of him being gone but it is blessed to think of him being with his Father in heaven.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. W. B. Thompson; Bedford Lodge No. 91, I. O. O. F. will have charge of the ceremonies.
Interment will take place in Fairview cemetery.

[COOK, RAY D.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, December 12, 1905
Funeral of Ray D. Cook
The funeral of Ray D. Cook was held at the M. E. church Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The sermon was preached by Rev. Thompson and the ceremonies were under the auspices of the Oddfellow lodge of which organization the deceased was an honored member.
The service was well attended by the friends of the family, many coming from quite a distance, while of the brother Oddfellows of the deceased more than three score were in attendance and took part in the ceremonies.
Rev. Thompson took for his text the 14th verse of the 23rd chapter of Joshua "And behold this day I am going the way of all the earth, and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you."
The discourse was an able one, comforting to the bereaved family and consoling to the friends. . .. [Remainder of sermon not transcribed.]



[CROSSEN, DANIEL W.]
Olathe Tribune (Olathe, Kansas), Friday, June 30, 1905
Died.- Daniel W. Crossen died at his home in west Olathe on Tuesday, June 27, 1905, aged 75 years, 6 months and 23 days.
He was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1829, and, when about five years old, moved to Belmont, Ohio, where he lived until 1857, when he moved to Illinois. In 1871 he moved to Kansas and lived here till the time of his death.
"Uncle Dan" was widely known and highly respected. A wife, daughter, grandson and great grandson survive him.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday by Rev. Shedd, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

[CROSSEN, DANIEL W.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, July 4, 1905
G. C. Acker returned Friday from Olathe, Kansas, where he was called Wednesday by the death of his brother in law D. [aniel] W. Crossen.

[DAWSON, JOHN, 1819 – 1905]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 2, 1906
Memoir of John Dawson Dictated by Himself—His Death and Funeral
John Dawson, son of John and Margaret Dawson, was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, Oct. 14th, 1819, his father being an Englishman and his mother of German stock. When he was an infant his father's family removed to Mercer county, Pennsylvania and in 1836 removed to Fulton county, Indiana, leaving the subject of this sketch to make his own way in the world. He remained in Mercer county, Pennsylvania till the year 1844 when he emigrated to Joe Davis County, Illinois, where he remained one year then went south to St. Louis and other cities, and then went to Cedar county, Iowa, when in 1846 he enlisted in Gilpen's Battalion, Missouri volunteers and served in the Mexican war. The subject of this sketch with his comrades marched a foot from Ft. Leavenworth to Santa Fe, N. M. This when there was not a civilized inhabitant dwelling west of Leavenworth. All munitions of war and provisions were transported in wagons over trackless deserts and hostile Indian tribes that opposed the march at every convenient position, impeding the march and causing great suffering for want of food and water.
The half breeds and Mexicans were allies of each other against this handful of American soldiers, fighting them, cutting off supplies and it is true that the sufferings and heroic fighting of these brave men in that inhospitable and hostile wilderness, has never been and may never be told in the history of our country. Many times, the only food these men could obtain was wolves and wild horses. When on the march, in sickness and short of medicine a comrade died. He was wrapped in his blanket and buried in the ground and left there without a monument or mark of his last resting place, there to remain unknown until the Great Commander of all hosts shall summon the dead to the last and final muster.
Many were the battles those men fought with Indians and Mexicans at places in the desert and the wilderness that had no place by which to name them besides Fort Mann, Moro, Santa Fe and Chiwa. After Santa Fe, many long expeditions were made after hostiles and Comanche Indians for months, after which the band returned to Independence, Mo. where they were discharged on the 30th day of Sept 1848. After which the subject of this sketch returned by way of St. Louis, Mo. to Cedar county, Iowa, where on the 14th of March 1852, he was united in marriage with Malinda A. Wise, daughter of Henry Wise. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. Bradley of the New Light church; the subject of this sketch and his wife Malinda A. became members, were baptised into its faith and remained firm believers through all these years.
His occupation from his return home from the war up to 1857 was mostly farming. In 1857 he entered into the mercantile business in Moscow, Muscatine county, Iowa, selling dry goods and groceries and afterwards returned to farming. He was elected drainage commissioner of Clinton county where he at that time resided.
Fifty years ago, at Wheatland, Iowa he was made a master mason and has maintained his membership ever since, being now a member of the Bedford lodge of that order.
In 1878 he shipped his household goods from Wilson Junction to his present residence in Taylor county, Iowa and has resided there ever since. He has a homestead of 125 acres of land worth $65 per acre.
Of the fruits of his marriage there have been born to him and his wife five children. William Henry, Irena now the wife of B. F. Keith; Charles Datton who died in 1901, Francis Edgar and Celia, now the wife of George W. Priest.
The subject of the above sketch died at his home in Ross township on Saturday, Dec. 30th, 1905 at 10 o'clock a. m. The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday, Dec. 31st at 2 p. m., conducted by Elder Wm. Cobb and was largely attended, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Benton township cemetery near by his home. The cemetery exercises being conducted by Taylor lodge No. 156 A. F. & A. M. 

[DEVAULT, JOHN RANSOM]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, July 4, 1905
Death Came Unexpectedly
John Devault, one of Jefferson township's best-known citizens died at the hospital in St. Joseph Friday morning. The remains were brought to Blockton and after a largely attended funeral, were interred in Rosehill cemetery.
Mr. Devault has lived near Blockton since boyhood and was highly esteemed for his upright character and uniform honorable and honest dealings with his fellow man.
His wife and three children who have grown to maturity, survive him.

[DUNN, HIRAM WESLEY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 12, 1905
Gone to His Reward
Hiram Wesley, the third child of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunn, was born August 21, 1870, in Warren county, Iowa and died at the home of his parents in west Lenox, October 6, 1905, aged 35 years, 1 month and 15 days. He came to Lenox in March 1895 with his parents, where he has lived most of the time since. At the commencement of the war with Spain he enlisted in Co. K, 51st Iowa Infantry on April 26, 1898 and was discharged November 2, 1899. During his military service he was with his regiment in the Philippine Islands and was in all the battles in which his company participated. Before his enlistment he was a strong and healthy man, but since his return his health has gradually failed.
Wesley leaves a father, mother, six brothers, one sister and a host of friends to mourn his death.
The funeral services were held at the family residence conducted by Rev. E. M. Hoff of the Methodist church. His six remaining brothers and acted as pallbearers, who carried the remains from the house to the cemetery escorted by the G. A. R. Post of Lenox and ten of his comrades from Co. K of Corning and other 51st Iowa soldiers.

[DUNN, HIRAM WESLEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, October 13, 1905
Service Honest and Faithful
A Fitting Epitaph for the Life Just Ended
Hiram Wesley Dunn, whose death occurred at Lenox on Friday, Oct. 6th, was born in Warren county, Iowa, Aug. 21, 1870, and at the time of his death was 35 years, 1 month and 15 days old. He was the third child of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dunn and it was at their home that his death occurred.
The deceased was a single man and during most of his life has made his home with his parents, coming with them to Lenox about ten years ago.
When the war with Spain broke out and his country called for men to defend the honor of the flag, Wesley Dunn enlisted April 26, 1898 in Co. K 51 st regiment, Iowa Inft., and like his father before him in the bloody days of the sixties, shouldered his musket and marched away to offer his life if need be on the altar of his country and in defense of the down trodden.
He was with his regiment in the Philippines and in all the battles in which his company participated. Upon his discharge which was given him Nov. 2, 1899 his captain wrote those words which head this article, and which make a fitting epitaph for one who gave his life for his country just the same as did those brave boys whose lives went out on the field of battle.
He came home from the army broken in health but after a short time seemed to recover. When his health improved, he had his father write the pension department asking that action on his application for pension which he had filed while sick, be delayed; that he did not want a pension should he get well. Later he suffered a relapse and his pension was granted from date of application. From this relapse he never recovered.
The funeral services were held at the family residence conducted by Rev. E. M. Hoff of the Methodist church. His six remaining brothers acted as pallbearers, who carried the remains from the house to the cemetery escorted by the G. A. R. Post of Lenox and ten of his comrades from Co. K of Corning and other 51st Iowa soldiers. .  

[DUNN, HIRAM WESLEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, October 13, 1905
H. G. Lang of Custer county, Neb., was in the city for a few hours Wednesday morning. Mr. Lang is the son-in-law of County Attorney Dunn and he and his wife were called to Lenox by the sickness and death of Mrs. Lang's brother, Wesley Dunn.

[EVANS, DAVID E., 1836 – 1906]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, January 26, 1906
A Sudden Death
David E. Evans, one of the old settlers of Taylor county, died suddenly at his home in Lenox Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Evans was a man with a large acquaintance and many friends to whom the news of his death came as a great shock.
The funeral was held at Lenox. 

[EVANS, DAVID E., 1836 – 1906]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, January 26, 1906
J. P. Daniels received the sad intelligence on Tuesday evening of this week that his brother-in-law, David E. Evans, of Lenox, was dead. Mr. Daniels went to Lenox yesterday noon to attend the funeral which will be held today. – Conway Herald, Jan. 23

[EVANS, DAVID E., 1836 – 1906]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 1, 1906
A number of Masons from Conway lodge attended the funeral of the late David E. Evans at Lenox last Thursday, the funeral being in charge of the Masonic lodge. The following masons from Conway were in attendance: A. A. Leachey, G. V. Robinson, J. S. Butts, Jerry Wilson and J. A. Lambley.

[GARMON, MARTHA RIGSBY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 2, 1906
Obituary – Martha Carmon [Garmon] departed this life December 18, 1905, at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 10 days at her home of her brother, Walter W. [ashington] Rigsby, Pataha City, Wash. [Poem not transcribed.]



[GRAY, ELIZABETH JANE BATY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, December 8, 1905
Gone to Join Her Companion
The noon train yesterday brought in the mortal remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, who died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. [aron] H. [arlan] Abbott [Abbitt]  in Atchison, Kans., at the ripe old age of 85 years.
Mrs. Gray was one of the older settlers of Taylor county. More than 40 years ago, with her husband, she settled on a farm near Gravity where she made her home for many years. Eighteen years ago, her husband died and a few years later she moved to Bedford where she made her home until last spring when she went to Atchison to live with her daughter.
Since going to Kansas and up to last Friday Mrs. Gray's health was good but on that day she suffered a paralitic stroke, which a few days later cause her death.
Six children, grown to maturity, are left to mourn a mother loving and loved. All reside at a distance save C. [onstantine] T. Gray whose home is two miles west of Gravity at which place the funeral will be held today at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Dunlavy.

[GUTHRIDGE, ADOLPHUS LYCURGUS "AL"]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, August 30, 1926
Former Creston Resident Will Be Buried Here
Word has been received here of the death of Al Guthridge of Bridgeport, Neb. The body will be brought here, and funeral services will be held sometime tomorrow. Mr. Guthridge was a former resident and was the manager of the old Creston House on the south side for many years.

 

[GUTHRIDGE, ADOLPHUS LYCURGUS "AL"]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Tuesday, August 31, 1926
In Memoriam
Adolphus Guthridge was born at Urbana, Champaign county, Ohio, on Nov. 16, 1850. He died at Brigport [Bridgeport], Neb., Aug. 28, 1926, at the age of 75 years.
In his youth Mr. Guthridge moved to Brigport [Bridgeport], Neb., where he afterwards came to Afton, taking up the study of law. He was admitted practice in 1874. He was married to Florence Wade Thurlby on January 7, 1875. Mrs. Guthridge preceded him in death 20 years.
After the death of his wife he moved to Bridgeport, Neb., where he farmed until the time of his death.
He is survived by three children, Mrs. Mable Milner, of Jasper, Alberta, Canada; Miss Ruth Guthridge of Jasper, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. E. [ugene] D. Wood of Brigport [Bridgeport], Neb.

[GUTHRIDGE, FLORENCE WADE THURLBY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, December 26, 1905
Death of Mrs. Guthridge
Mrs. Florence W. [ade] Guthridge, wife of A. [dolphus] L. [ycurgus] Guthridge, died suddenly at the family home on west Adam street, Creston, Friday morning at 1:15.
While Mrs. Guthridge's health had not been good for some time her friends had no idea that her condition was serious, and her death came as a sorrowful surprise.
Mr. Guthridge was from home at the time having gone to Phillipsburg, Kansas a few days previous on business. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Milner, also resides there and both were at once summoned by telegraph. The two daughters, Ruth and Florence were with their mother when the dread stroke came.
Mrs. Guthridge was well known and highly respected in Bedford, having been the landlady of the Bedford House for several months. While of a retiring disposition, and not disposed to mix much in society, to those whom she admitted to her circle of intimate acquaintances, she was a true friend. To her husband she was a kind and loving wife, and to her children a most devoted mother, and her demise will leave a void nothing can fill this side the heavenly bourne.

[GUTHRIDGE, FLORENCE WADE THURLBY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, December 29, 1905
Laid to Rest
The funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Florence Guthridge of Creston took place from the family residence on West Adams street Tuesday, Rev. Whipple of the Episcopal church officiated; interment took place at Graceland. The pall bearers were J. H. Patt, Col. Patrick Brennan, J. L. Hood, Thos. L. Maxwell, I. L. Mackemer, and W. H. Robb. The floral offerings of friends were profuse, and a large number of people gathered to pay their last token of respect to the departed.

[HAAG, MAGGIE, 1885 – 1905]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, October 20, 1905
Called Hence
Maggie Haag died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Cal. Bristow, four miles north of Bedford, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 12:20 p. m. of typhoid fever. Miss Haag was twenty years of age. She came to Iowa only last spring from Indiana and since that time has been living with her sister. About two weeks ago she was taken ill with typhoid fever, growing gradually worse until death came just after noon Wednesday.

[HADDOCK, WILLIAM JOHN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, March 2, 1906
Mr. and Mrs. G. [eorge] B. [oyd] Haddock left yesterday for Iowa City to attend the funeral of Mr. Haddock's brother who died Wednesday at 4 p. m.

[HADDOCK, WILLIAM JOHN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 8, 1906
Judge Wm. J. Haddock Dead
Judge William J. [ohn] Haddock, a brother of our fellow townsman G. [eorge] B.[oyd] Haddock, died at his home in Iowa City Wednesday evening. He was quite well known to many Bedford residents, having made several visits here in the past with his brother. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Haddock left Friday to attend the funeral, returning Monday morning. A dispatch from Iowa City to the Register and Leader gives the following particulars.
Judge William J. [ohn] Haddock, for forty years secretary of the board of regents of the State University of Iowa, died at his home in this city Wednesday evening. Paralysis was the fatal ailment.
The end came on his 71st birthday as he was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, on Feb. 28, 1835. He came to America in 1849 and was married in 1865 to Miss Emma Pumphrey of Tipton, Ia., a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Mrs. Haddock survives. She has the distinction of being the first woman ever admitted to the practice of law in the United States court.
Judge Haddock was judge of the Eighth judicial district of Iowa and was a partner in law of the late Hon. Rush Clark from 1867 until the latter's death.


[HANKINS, JOHN NELSON] 
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, December 12, 1905
Died in Nebraska
John Hankins a native of Taylor county and many years ago a well-known resident of Bedford, died at his home in Ulysses, Neb., Saturday morning at 6:30. A message to this effect was received by relatives in Blockton but no further particulars are obtainable.
Twenty or more years ago, Mr. Hankins, then a young man, made his home for some years in Bedford. He was a barber but also worked at other things. He was chiefly noted for his ability as an artist. With a pencil and a sheet of paper, within a few moments John could reproduce the features of anyone he knew or could make a picture of anything imaginable. Everyone predicted for him fame and fortune as an artist but for some reason this wonderful talent was never cultivated, and he followed his trade as barber up to the time of his last sickness.
The boyhood days of the deceased were spent in and around Platteville. Two brothers, Dave and Aid, reside in the vicinity of Blockton and his four sisters, Mrs. Just. Hillyer, Mrs. Mand Severns, Mrs. J. A. King, and Mrs. Samuel McKissick, reside at Ulysses, St. Joseph, Blockton and New York City, respectively.
Mr. Hankins was married but of his family we have no knowledge.

[HAZELBAKER, JOHN SHIVELY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, October 31, 1905
Old Settler Dies
John S. [hively] Hazelbaker died Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Congdon, in the northwest part of the city, aged 85 years, 6 months and 21 days.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania April 8, 1820 and moved to Taylor county when it was still considered the frontier. He settled in Dallas township where he took a claim and that was his home until a few years go.
After the death of his wife he gave up farming and for some time he has been making his home with his daughter.
The funeral occurred at 10:30 this morning at the Baptist church in New Market, the cortege leaving here at 7 a. m. The services were conducted by Rev. A. I. Jones. Interment was made at Memory cemetery.

[HAZELBAKER, JOHN SHIVELY]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1905
J. S. Hazelbaker Dead
John S. [hively] Hazelbaker was born in Pennsylvania April 8, 1820 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Congdon in west Bedford, Sunday, October 29, 1905, aged 85 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Mr. Hazelbaker was one of Taylor county's oldest and most respected citizens, having settled in an early day in Dallas township.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Baptist church at New Market, conducted by Rev. A. I. Jones of Bedford. The body was interred in Memory cemetery.

[HEALY, EDWIN RUTHVEN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, August 28, 1906
E. R. Healy Passes Away After a Long and Useful Life
E. [dwin] R. [uthven] Healy, one of the pioneers of Iowa, died at 10:30 Saturday night at the home of his son, F. [rank] P. [orter] Healy. The funeral was held at F. [rank] P. [orter] Healy's home at 10 o'clock a. m. yesterday, conducted by Rev. Thompson and on the noon train the body was shipped to Moscow, Iowa, there to be interred in the cemetery located on the old Healy homestead—the farm entered by the father of the deceased when he first came to Iowa.
F. [rank] P. [orter], E. [lmer] E. [lsworth], O. [scar] M. [onroe], and Miss Anna Healy, all the children now living, were present at the funeral, and all accompanied the remains on the journey to its last resting place.
At the time of his death, E. [dwin] R. [uthven] Healy was 80 years, 4 months and 16 days of age; and the most of that long life was spent in Iowa. He was born in Connecticut but when a lad of about twelve he moved with his parents to Iowa and settled on the farm in Muscatine county upon which is situated the cemetery where his body has been laid. Much of the life of the deceased was spent in Muscatine county; but for about twenty years he made his home near Bedford. He came to Taylor county in 1880 and resided here until a little over five years ago when he returned to Muscatine county and took up his residence at Wilton Junction. This was his home at the time of his death, though for two months he had been visiting with his sons who resided near Bedford. When he came here his health was poor but only for two weeks had his condition been serious.
During the married life of Mr. and Mrs. Healy five children were born and less than a year ago all the family were alive and well. Now three members lie beneath the sod on the old home farm. Last October the wife and mother was called to go; in January the son and brother sickened and died, and now the father has gone to join them in that land where life is eternal and partings will come no more.

[HEALY, EDWIN RUTHVEN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1906
One of the pioneers of Iowa, Edwin B. [Ruthven] Healy, has answered the final summons, passing from life last Saturday. The following is a brief history of the life of a good man, held in high esteem by all who knew him:
Edwin B. [Ruthven] Healy was born at Woodstock, Conn., April 9, 1826, died at the home of his son, Frank, August 25th, aged 80 years, 4 months and 16 days. He was married in October 1848 to Mary E.[lizabeth] Priest, of Bolton, Mass. To this union were born six children, Henry E. [merson], Frank P.[orter], Clarence A. [braham], Oscar M. [onroe], Elmer E. [lsworth], Anna I. [dell]. His wife died last October, Henry last January, and Clarence in infancy. The other children were with him during his last illness.
In early manhood he united with the M. E. church. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1838 and endured many of the privations of early pioneer life. He came to Taylor county in 1880, but during the last five years has resided in Muscatine county, this state. His health has been failing for over a year and about two months ago [he] came with his daughter to Bedford, as he said, to visit the boys and old friends once more.
He was bed-fast about two weeks. He often said he had lived to a good age and expressed a desire to be free from the pains of this life and be with the friends gone before.
Interment was made August 28, in the "Healy Cemetery," near his old home in Muscatine county.

[HEALY, ELMER ELSWORTH]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Monday, January 2, 1922
Obituary – Elmer E. [lsworth] Healy, son of Edwin R. [uthven] and Mary E. [lizabeth] Healy, was born June 24, 1862, in Cedar county, Iowa, on a farm near Moscow. When about 18 years of age he came with parents to Bedford, Iowa. He has spent the remainder of his life in and near Bedford.
When a young man, during the ministry of Bro. J. P. Lucas, Bro. Healy became a Christian, uniting with the Church of Christ at Bedford. On November 28, 1895, he and Jesse [Jessie] M. [ay] Soles were united in marriage. To this union three children were born, viz: A daughter, who fell asleep in infancy; Leroy and Paul, who with the mother remain.
Twenty-five years ago, Brother Healy was elected Deacon of the church and with the exception of one year when he was an elder he has been an active Deacon. For the past twelve years he has served as a trustee, church treasurer for about eight years and Sunday School treasurer for ten years.
The home in the edge of Bedford was the home he prepared before his marriage for his bride, and in that home all their married life was spent. From that home he left for the eternal home, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1921, at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 3 days.
Besides his wife and two sons he leaves two brothers, F. [rank] P. [orter] Healy of Ft. Collins, Colo. and O. [scar] M. [onroe], of Muscatine, Iowa. One nephew, W. [illiam] E. Hetley [Healy], living near Bedford, besides many other nephews and nieces who live away from Bedford.
Faithful to every trust, prompt in all his actions, he leaves a life of good works and a blessed memory.
Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ, Friday at 2:00, conducted by E. E. Lowe. A quartet, composed of J. M. Little and W. F. Miller, the two elders of the church, who served with brother Healy the longest, Misses Cecil Nichols and Naomi Bradley. Mrs. W. F. Miller assisted them at the piano.
The elders, J. M. Little, W. F. Miller and deacons, Sid Bradley, L. E. Beard, Frank John, Harlan Montgomery, George Putnam and John Lafever, acted as pallbearers.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot in Fairview cemetery.

[HEALY, GRACE ESTHER KENWORTHY]
Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune (Muscatine, Iowa), Saturday, December 2, 1944
Mrs. Grace Healy Death Occurs at Milwaukee Home
Mrs. Grace Esther Healy, 84, widow of O. [scar] M. [onroe] Healy, formerly of Muscatine, died at the home of her daughter, Hazel M. [arie] Healy, 1104 North Marshall, Milwaukee, Wis., at 3 p. m. Friday.
The body will be brought to Muscatine early Monday and funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Hoffman Funeral church [home?]. Dr. R. M. Shipman of the First Methodist church will officiate, and burial will be in the Healy cemetery near Moscow. The body will remain at the Hoffman Funeral home.
Mrs. Healy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kenworthy, was born May 8, 1860, at Andalusia, Ill., and was married to Oscar M. Healy on March 3, 1887, at Rock Island. She was a member of the First Methodist church here. Mrs. Healy had been making her home with her daughter for the past two years.
Surviving are two sons, Glen G. [ilman] and Claude K. [enworthy] Healy, both of Muscatine and the daughter, Miss Hazel M. [arie] Healy, also two grandchildren. Her husband's death occurred on July 27, 1932 and two sisters, one brother and her parents preceded her in death.

[HEALY, HENRY EMERSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, January 30, 1906
Died At Lawton, Oklahoma
F. [rank] P. [orter], O. [scar] M. [onroe] and E. [lmer] E. [lsworth] Healy were called to Wilton Junction Iowa, last week by a message announcing the death of their brother, H. [enry] E. [merson] Healy. W.[illiam] E. Healy, son of the deceased, also accompanied them. Mr. Healy died of bilious fever on Wednesday last, at Lawton, Okla., and the body was taken to his former home at Wilton Junction where the funeral was to have been held Sunday.

[HEALY, HENRY EMERSON]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 1, 1906
H. E. Healy Dead
F. [rank] P. [orter, O. [scar] M. [onroe], E. [lmer] E. [lsworth] and Wm. Healy returned Wednesday from Wilton Junction, where they had been attending the funeral of H. [enry] E. [merson] Healy, a brother of the three former and father of the latter named gentlemen.
The deceased was born in Muscatine county, Iowa, Oct. 21, 1849, and died at Lawton, Okl., Jan. 24, 1906, after a ten days illness from pneumonia. The interment was made in the old Healy cemetery, north of Moscow, Iowa, Jan. 30.
On Oct. 21, 1872, Mr. Healy was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Buxton of Washington, Ill. To this union two children were born, one son, Wm. E. and a daughter, Miss Viola, both of this county.
In 1890 they moved to Taylor county, where they resided until 1903. Sympathy of all friends is extended to the bereaved relatives.

[HEALY, MARY ELIZABETH PRIEST]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 5, 1905
Mrs. Healy Dead
Frank Healy received a telegram Wednesday morning conveying the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs. E. [dwin] R. [uthven] Healy, at Wilton, Iowa. The three brothers who live here, F. [rank] P.[orter], O. [scar] M. [onroe] and E.[lmer] E. [lsworth] Healy left on the noon train yesterday to be present at the funeral.
Mrs. Healy is a lady past eighty-one years old and formerly lived at this place. She and her husband moved from here to Muscatine a few years ago, where they lived a short time before Mrs. Healy's death. They had just recently moved to Wilton and in making the move Mrs. Healy took down with a bad cold, which resulted in her death, her age being such that it was impossible for her to rally.
The deceased had many relatives and friends here who mourn her death. She was a kind hearted Christian lady, loved by all who knew her.
Mr. Healy was unable to give us any particulars regarding the funeral as the telegram was brief, only stating her death.

[HEALY, MARY ELIZABETH PRIEST]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, October 6, 1905
Death of Mrs. E. R. Healy
A message was received here Wednesday morning announcing the sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. E. [dwin] R. [uthven] Healy at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday night, at her home in Wilton Junction, Iowa. Her sons, E. [lmer] E. [lsworth], O. [scar] M. [onroe] and F. [rank] P. [orter] Healy left here for Wilton Junction on the noon train Wednesday.
The deceased was well known here, this having been her home for nearly twenty years. About the year 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Healy moved to Taylor county and settled just east of Bedford, building the big square house that formerly stood just opposite Bud Spurgeon's. They lived there a number of years and also at other places in and near Bedford. Four or five years ago they moved to Muscatine and more recently to Wilton Junction, where Mrs. Healy's death occurred.
She had not been in good health for some time. Her age was past 81 and of late the advance of old age has been very apparent. About a week ago she was taken with a bad cold and growing steadily worse, her friends knew that death was not far distant, and the end was not unexpected.
The relatives here have learned nothing regarding the funeral arrangements, other than that she will be buried at the old Healy cemetery near Wilton Junction, where many of the family lay awaiting the great awakening.



[HERREN, DON VICTOR]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 30, 1906
Dr. Herren Dies in California
Dr. D. [on] V. [ictor] Herren, formerly of Blockton, died at his home in Corning, Calif., Saturday morning of paralysis of the brain.
Dr. Herren grew to manhood in the vicinity of Clarinda and after studying medicine and securing his degree went to Blockton to practice. He lived there until last March when, his health becoming greatly impaired, he went with his father-in-law, A. Morrell, who was also in ill health, to California, hoping that the change in climate would prove beneficial. The contrary proved true. Mr. Morrell died some weeks ago and on Sunday Dr. Herren was laid to rest by his side in the cemetery at Corning, in far off California. Deceased had a wife and two children who survive him. His brother Ray and sister Georgia, of Clarinda, were with him when he died, having gone out there recently on a visit.

[HERREN, DON VICTOR]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 1, 1906
Dr. Herren Dead
Dr. Herren, a former resident of Blockton, died Saturday at his home at Corning, Calif., from paralysis of the brain. He left Blockton last March to try the effects of the California climate upon his failing health, but the result was disastrous. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.

[HOOK, ALICE ANORA ANDERSON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 25, 1957
Mrs. Charley Hook Died Sunday P. M.
Alice Hook, 86, former resident of New Market, but who recently lived with her son Byard Hook at Hawleyville, died Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Clarinda Municipal hospital following a long illness. She was taken to the hospital Saturday.
She is survived by her son Byard; a grandson, Lyndall Hook of Hawleyville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Erma Rayborn of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Lois Johnson of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Hook, former New market farmer and Iowa legislator; and a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Madden.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church in New Market. Burial at Hawleyville.

[HOOK, ALICE ANORA ANDERSON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1957
Obituary – Mrs. Charles Hook
Alice Anora Anderson, daughter of James and Louisa Roberts Anderson, was born at Disco, Ill., Nov. 7, 1870 and died April 21, 1957 at Clarinda Municipal hospital, at the age of 86 years, five months, 13 days.
She was married Nov. 3, 1892 at Disco, Ill., to Charles S. [tephen] Hook and they moved immediately to a farm purchased near Hawleyville, Iowa, where she lived until 1925, when they moved to New Market.
She was converted in her early life, united with the Methodist church in which she was always a faithful member.
She leaves a son, Byard and daughter-in-law, Baulah [Beulah]; a son-in-law, Edward Madden, all of Hawleyville; three grandchildren, Mrs. Irma Rayborn of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Lois Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and Lyndall Hook of Hawleyville; six great grandchildren, roger and Karen Rayborn and Sharol, Norman, Janice and Kris Johnston.
Her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Madden preceded her in death December 11, 1931 and her husband on August 9, 1951.
Services were held at the Methodist church in New Market, April 24, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Miller, assisted by Rev. Clarence Moore of Blockton. Interment was in the family lot at Hawleyville.

[HOOK, CHARLES STEPHEN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 16, 1951
NEW MARKET – Hold Hook Services
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in New Market for Charles S. [tephen] Hook, longtime resident and retired farmer of Dallas township, who passed away Aug. 9, at the home of his son, Byard and family near Hawleyville, following a lingering illness of several months. In charge of services were Rev. Clarence Moore, pastor of the New Market Methodist church, I. E. Stickelman of Clarinda, pastor of the New Market Church of Christ and Rev. William C. Taylor, pastor of the New Market Baptist church. Interment was made in the Hawleyville cemetery.
Mr. Hook leaves his wife, one son Byard, one grandson and two granddaughters.
Mr. Hook was once state representative from Taylor county.

[HOOK, CHARLES STEPHEN]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, August 30, 1951
Obituary – Charles S. Hook
Charles S. [tephen] Hook was born Oct. 14, 1864 in Waynesburg, Penn. he died at his farm home east of Hawleyville at the age of 86 years, nine months and 25 days.
He grew up in southwest Pennsylvania, but moved to Dodge City, Kan. in 1887. He returned to Pennsylvania for a short time, later going to La Harpe, Ill., where he worked on a farm.
Nov. 3, 1892, he married Alice A. Anderson. They then moved to the farm near Hawleyville. He represented Taylor county during the 44th, 45th and 46th General Assemblies of the state legislature.
He was a member of the Methodist church and the New Market Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife, a son Byard Hook, three grandchildren, Mrs. Irma Rayborn of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Lois Johnston of Huskerville, Neb., Lyndall Hook of Clarinda, and five great grandchildren. A daughter, Bertha Madden, preceded him in death in 1931.
Funeral services were held at the New Market Methodist church Aug. 12, with Rev. Clarence Moore officiating. He was assisted by Rev. I. E. Stickelman of the Christian church and Rev. William Taylor of the Baptist church.
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the Charles S. Hook funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Riley and daughter Jayne of Dallas City, Ill.; Mrs. Victor Lung of Colusa, Ill.; Clyde Anderson of Exeter, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sloan of Des Moines, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnston and family of Huskerville, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Rayborn and family of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jack Fvivian of Ottawa, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Otha D. Wearin of Hastings, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Watson and family of Sheffield, Iowa; and Ellis Heady of St. Joseph, Mo.

[HOOK, CYNTHIA SOPHRONIA HOPKINS BARNETT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1912
Mrs. Cynthia S. Hook – Mrs. Cynthia S. Hook, mother of G. [eorge] W. [illiam] Hook of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. P. Carry [Carey], in Lorimor Thursday of last week. Funeral services were held at Clearfield Saturday.
Cynthia S. [ophronia] Hopkins was born in Christian county, Kentucky, June 12, 1835. Ten years later the family came westward, locating in St. Clair county, Missouri. In 1859 she was married to Joseph Barnett. They were the parents of two children, one of whom died in infancy and the other passing away after having reached the age of 30 years. Her marriage to William Hook took place February 2, 1871 and they were the parents of three children. Of these one died in infancy and those surviving are G.[eorge] W.[illiam] Hook of Bedford and Mrs. F. P. Carry [Carey] of Lorimor.

[HOOK, CYNTHIA SOPHRONIA HOPKINS BARNETT]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 11, 1912
Obituary – Cynthia S. [ophronia] Hopkins was born in Christian county, Kentucky, June 12, 1835 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. P. Carey, at Lorimor, Iowa, Thursday, January 4, 1912. When but ten years of age she moved with her parents to St. Clair county, Mo., and in 1859 was married to Joseph Barnett.
Two children were born to this union, one dying in infancy and the other dying at the age of 30 years. February 2, 1871, she was again married to Wm. Hook, and to them were born three children, one dying in infancy, leaving G. [eorge] W. [illiam] Hook of this city and Mrs. F. P. Carey of Lorimor, to mourn, her husband having preceded her several years ago to the great beyond. She moved with her family to this county several years ago but since the death of her husband she has been making her home with her children. She was a Christian woman and an excellent mother, devoting her life to her family.
The remains were brought to the old home at Clearfield and there interred Saturday, January 6. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.

[HOOK, JENNIE SNIDER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, July 17, 1930
SHARPSBURG – Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Peck attended the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Hook, Tuesday at Corydon.

[HOOK, ROSE ELLEN WELLS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 7, 1951
HOPKINS -- Aged Resident Dies
Funeral rites were held Saturday, June 2, at the Swanson mortuary for Mrs. Rose Ellen Hook, 82, who died May 31. Rev. Wm. Campbell of Davis City, Iowa, conducted the service. Burial was in New Hope cemetery. Mrs. Hook was born at Mattoon, Ill. and had resided here since she was eight years old.
She is survived by two sons, Victor Hook of Washington, D. C., and Earl Hook of the home; four daughters, Mrs. John McGuire of Searcy, Ark., Mrs. James Stephens of Indianola, Iowa, Mrs. Jesse Hopple and Mrs. Russell Allen of Hopkins; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


[HOOK, WILLIAM HENRY, 1858 – 1929]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 17, 1929
William Hook – Wm. Hook, aged 70 years, passed away at the farm home twelve miles south of Bedford, Sunday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 a. m. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the New Hope church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Harmon of Hopkins. Interment was given in New Hope cemetery.

[HOOK, WILLIAM HENRY, 1858 – 1929]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, January 12, 1929 
William Cook Dies Sunday Near Hopkins
William Henry Hook, age 71 years, died Sunday at his home five miles east of Hopkins; Mr. Hook had lived in Nodaway county since 1891.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, at New Hope church, conducted by the Rev. B. H. Harmon. Burial was in the New Hope cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Hood [Hook] are his widow and seven children, Wilbur Hook, Maryville, Mrs. Hazel McGuire, Akron, Colo., Victor Hook, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Florence Hopple and Mrs. Paris Allen, Bedford, Ia., and Miss Phyllis and Earl Hook at home.

[HUME, MITTIE RACHEL LOWARY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, January 5, 1906
Obituary – Died, at her home, 1317 Henry Way, Seattle, Wash., December 16, 1995 [1905], Mrs. Mittie R. Hume, of tuberculosis of the stomach, aged 43 years, 11 months and 16 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] E. Lowery [Lowary] and was born in Warren county, Ill. In 1882 she moved with her parents to Bedford, Ia., where on January 4, 1885, she was married to W. [illiam] C. Hume. Four children have blessed their union. One little son and daughter preceded her to the land of rest, and she leaves one son and daughter, aged 12 and 9 respectively.
Mr. and Mrs. Hume moved to Washington in September 1902. The husband, children and two sisters, Mrs. C. O. Parker and Mrs. B. W. Hinshaw were permitted to be with and care for her through the last two months of her suffering.
The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Rev. J. Taylor Wright conducting the services.  Katie



[HUNT, LEVI]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, February 6, 1906
Obituary – Levi Hunt was born in Richmond, Ind., Aug. 4, 1818 and died in Bedford, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1906. In 1837 he married Miss Betsy Mormon and about ten years afterwards moved to Henry Co., Iowa. Moving to Nebraska in 1869 and afterwards lived for some time in Arkansas and also in Kansas in which latter state his wife died at Hill City, June 29, 1903. To Mr. and Mrs. Hunt were born six sons and three daughters, the daughters all living at this time, while four of the sons have passed beyond the boundaries of this world. In early manhood Mr. Hunt was converted and united with the Friend's Church but later, having moved into a neighborhood where that church had no organization, he united with the United Brethren church. He was a good man and died in faith. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p. m. Interment was in the Bedford Cemetery. The sermon was preached by Rev. W. B. Thompson.

[HUNT, LEVI]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 8, 1906
Levi Hunt – Levi Hunt, who has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. [?] died Saturday at the age of 88 years. He had been a resident of Bedford only a short time and had but few acquaintances. But those few he had held him in the highest esteem. The following is a brief history of his life: Levi Hunt was born in Richmond, Ind., Aug. 4, 1818 and died in Bedford, Ia., Feb. 3, 1906. He was married to Miss Betsy Morman in 1837 and about ten years afterwards moved to Henry county, Ia., moving to Nebraska in 1869 and afterward lived for some time in Arkansas and Kansas, in which latter state his wife died at Hill City, June 29, 1903. To Mr. and Mrs. Hunt were born six sons and three daughters of whom all are living except four sons, who died in early manhood. Mr. Hunt was converted and united with the Friend's Church but later, having moved into a neighborhood where that church had no organization, he united with the United Brethren church. He was a good man and died in faith.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p. m., the service being conducted by Rev. W. B. Thompson. Interment was in Bedford cemetery.

[LEAPHART, INFANT, - 1905]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, August 22, 1905
Mr. and Mrs. A. Eells were called to Holt township Sunday by a message announcing the death of their grandchild, an infant, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Leapheart.

[LOBB, GUSS]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, July 18, 1905
Guss Lobb, a well-known and well to do farmer of Page county, was found Wednesday evening laying by a hedge fence near his home, dead. It is supposed that he was overcome by the heat. The funeral was held Thursday. The deceased was an uncle of Roy Clayton of Clayton township.

[MAHONEY, JOHN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, March 20, 1906
Section Foreman Dies at Conway
John Mahoney, section foreman for the C. B. & Q. railroad, died at his home in Conway Friday morning at 4:30, after an illness of one week.
The body was shipped to Maryville Saturday passing through here on the early train. The funeral was held at 8 a. m. at Maryville. The deceased had resided in Conway about two years and was well respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn him a wife and one child.



[MCFARLAND, FRANCES ELIZABETH HARDEE]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 7, 1905
--Mrs. Andy McFarland, southwest of Siam, died Wednesday, November 29, aged fifty years. Funeral services were held Saturday, conducted by Elder Hutchins of Clarinda. Interment took place in the Shearer cemetery.

[MILLER, ROSA EFFIE HAUN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, March 9, 1906
Obituary – Rosa Effie Haun was born near Bedford, Iowa, Sept. 1st, 1874, was married to Horace Miller, Feb. 14th, 1899, at her home where they lived until one year ago. Two children was born to the union, Harmon S. [amuel], Mar. 8th, 1901; Susan J.[osephine], July 28th, 1904. Died Nov. 6th, 1904. They moved to Bruce, Wis., one year ago, hoping to regain lost health and used their utmost efforts to again procure a home of their own, but the Lord called her away to the home above. He had prepared for her. She was a true Christian in word, action and belief and beloved by all who knew her life was spent in doing good for others. She sacrificed no pain or suffering to herself in her efforts to relieve the suffering of others which lasted until the end.
She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child four years old and aged father C. [alvin] H. Haun of Sheridan, Mo.; two brothers, John and Charles of Sheridan; two sisters, Mrs. A. [rchibald]  B. [oyd] Davidson of Bedford, Ia., and Mrs. J. [oseph] W. [arren] Davidson of York, Neb., besides a large number of relatives and friends. She died at her home four miles southeast of Bruce, Wis. Death came at 2:30 p. m., Feb. 25th, 1906 and the body arrived at Feb. 28th, at 1:15 a. m. Short services was held at the home of her fathers in Sheridan, Mo., Feb. 28th, conducted by G. A. Claver. Funeral services at Forest Grove cemetery by Royal Neighbors and Rev. Jones, of Bedford, Iowa, at 3 p. m., interment following.    C.



[OSBURN, PHILOMAN H.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 16, 1906
A Fatal Runaway
W. [illiam] Osborn [Osburn] returned home yesterday from Davenport, where he has been to settle the estate of his brother, who was killed in a runaway about six weeks ago.
On Saturday, December 9th, his brother had been to the city and was returning home, when, it is supposed, the team took fright and started to run. When Mr. Osborn [Osburn] pulled on the lines to stop them, the bridle bit broke and the team became unmanageable and, running away, threw Mr. Osborn [Osburn] out, killing him instantly. This, of course, is only conjecture, as he was alone and the body was not found until the next day.
Mr. W. [illiam] Osborn [Osburn] was summoned and arrived in time to attend the funeral on the following Tuesday, and then remained to settle up the estate.
The deceased left a wife and three children. His parents and two brothers also survive him.

[PASCHAL, LOIS M.] 
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, October 20, 1905
Dr. C. M. Paschal left Sunday for Denver, Colo., in response to a telegram announcing the death of his sister who resided in that city. A brother who lives in the central part of the state joined him at Creston and they made the trip together. The remains of the sister was brought back to the old home at Melrose for interment, passing through Creston yesterday afternoon.



[PERKINS, BENJAMIN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1905
--Mrs. W. D. Hogg started Tuesday for Terre Haute, Indiana where she was called on account of the death of her grandfather, Benj. Perkins. Mr. Perkins was formerly a resident of Taylor county, being one of the first settlers here. He was past ninety years old at the time of his death.

[PERSHING, LEONARD A.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, December 22, 1905
L. Pershing Is Dead
Father of Mrs. J. W. McPherson Dies After Brief Illness Death Makes First Intrusion
An Unusually Useful Life of More Than Three Score Years and Ten, Is Ended
At the family residence on Poplar street in this city at about 5 o'clock, Sunday, December 10, 1905, at the advanced age of 74 years, three months and 25 days, occurred the death of Leonard Pershing, after an illness of little more than three weeks, the immediate cause of death being due to an acute attack of rheumatism complicated with heart trouble.
Leonard Pershing was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, near the village of Ragersville, August 15, 1831, the son of Christian and Mary Pershing, being the oldest of his mother's family of eight children and the ninth born of this father's family of sixteen children. The first thirty years of his life were spent near the home where he was born, his boyhood days being employed, aside from such time as was devoted to securing a good common school education—to farm work, that being the occupation of his father. For a number of years during his early life he was engaged in teaching, after which he was apprentice as carpenter and joiner, which trade he completed before attaining his majority and which line of business was his constant occupation until the time of his death.
On the third day of July 1853 at Tuscarawas, Ohio, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Ann Anderson, by whom he is survived. To this union three children have been born: Mrs. J. [ames] W. [illiam] McPherson, of this city, F. [ranklin] C. Pershing, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. I.[saac] L. Rhoads, of Bedford, Iowa, all of whom were present and administered with loving hands to his every want during the last illness and at the bedside when the final summons came.
The life work of the deceased has been one of unusual activity and usefulness. In 1861 he removed to Wayne county, Ohio, where he lived until 1869 when he removed with all his family to Gillman, Marshall county, in the state of Iowa, where the home was until 1883, when, with his wife he removed to Steele, in Kidder county, N. D., where they lived for about three years, when they removed to the city of Minneapolis, Minn., where their home was for about ten years and from where they removed to Kansas City, Mo., in 1896. In the fall of 1900, they removed from Kansas City to Alexandria and here their home has been since. Mr. Pershing was a man whose convictions of right and wrong were pronounced and once an opinion formed as to a line of duty, his nature knew no compromise. He was an ardent advocate of the cause of temperance and during his everyday life from early manhood lost no opportunity to lend assistance in support of a cause the importance of which he considered second to no other duty of his life.
When a young man he united with the Methodist church but in after life when his home was located apart from that religious society, he united with the Presbyterian church and to the time of his death was a conscientious Christian and a devoted member of that denomination. He had passed the 50thmilestone in the journey of his wedded life, that date having been appropriately marked by an anniversary celebration given by his children, grandchildren and friends at the home of his daughter, in this city, July 3rd, 1903.
An unusual incident in connection with the death of Mr. Pershing is the fact of his immediate family, consisting of his three children, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, is the first death ever occurring in the family.
His life was given to usefulness and his habits of industry were unusual. Although at the age at which most men retire from active labor, he worked steadily at his trade until little more than three weeks previous to his death, and when prostrated by his final illness his mind was much with his work and business affairs. Although stern in his convictions of duty, he was possessed of a nature truly and deeply sympathetic and every appeal to that nature met a responsive chord in his natural disposition.
His residence here had extended over a period of but a few years yet through his uprightness of character he had made many friends who will deeply sympathize with the surviving companion, children and grandchildren in their affliction.
Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1905, Rev. D. T. Kuhn officiating, interment taking place at Greenhill cemetery. – Alexandria (S. D.) Herald

[PRICE, CHRISTINA LARSON]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, February 9, 1906
A Sudden Death
S. H. Garner is in receipt of a letter from Cherokee, Kans., conveying the sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. John Price, wife of Postmaster Price of that place. Mrs. Price died suddenly last Saturday evening and was buried Monday. Her illness was only of two hours duration and her sudden death cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community where she was admired and respected as a noble Christian woman.
Mrs. Price is well known in this vicinity, having taught school 6 miles northwest of here during one year of her earlier life; she has also visited here frequently with her husband. She has no blood relation here, but her husband has three sisters, Mesdames S. H. Garner, John Eighmey and Caleb Wilson and also one brother, Wm. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Price with many others of the family attended the family reunion held at Bedford last fall.

[PRICE, CHRISTINA LARSON]
Cherokee Sentinel (Cherokee, Kansas], Friday, Feb. 9, 1906
Mrs. Christina Price Dead
The death of Mrs. Christina Price, wife of Postmaster J.[ohn] F. Price, which occurred at about half past twelve o'clock on last Sunday morning came so suddenly and so wholly unexpected as to shock the entire community and to leave the family prostrated from the suddenness of the blow.
Mrs. Price was in her usual good health in the evening except that she complained of a slight headache and a few minutes afterward she became unconscious. When medical aid was called out Doctors Hays and Iliff did all in their power to aid her but were unable to do anything to relieve her and stated that she had been stricken with apoplexy.
She lived about two hours after she was stricken and died about half past twelve Sunday morning. Her death cast a gloom over the entire city.
Mrs. Price was highly esteemed and loved by all and she lived an exemplary life and her loss to the community will be greatly felt.
Mrs. Price was a native of Sweden, her maiden name being Christina Larson. She was born Nov. 16, 1843, being past sixty-two years of age. At the [age of] seven years she came to America with her parents, settling in Iowa where her girlhood was spent and where she, forty years ago next month, was united in marriage to J. [ohn] F. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Price spent their honeymoon in a trip to Kansas and settling on a claim three miles west of the present site of Cherokee, being among the first settlers of this section. They resided on their farm until 1871 when they moved to Cherokee and have resided here ever since.
One son and two daughters are left with the bereaved father, Miss Jennie Price living at home, Mamie Breyfogle, of Chanute, and Harry B. Price of this city. A sister, Mrs. D. A. Payne and brother, John Larson live in Pittsburg.
Mrs. Price and her husband were charter members of the Methodist church in Cherokee and the latter is now the only charter member still living. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was twelve years old and was one of the most active and zealous workers in the cause of the Master for more than forty years. She had also been Chaplain of the Eastern Star which position she held at the time of her death.
The funeral which was held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist church was under the auspices of the Eastern Star and Rev. W.T. Freeland, pastor of the church, preached a most impressive sermon.
The funeral was one of the largest that has ever been held in Cherokee and the casket which contained the remains was covered with many beautiful flowers, the tributes of many loving friends.
The remains were laid in the Cherokee cemetery to await the call of the Master in whom she faithfully believed and in whose steps she always tried to walk.
Mr. Price and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their hour of sorrow.

[RAFF, ELLA CLARK]
Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Monday, September 16, 1912
Drops Dead at Ranch
Mrs. Ella Raff, aged 46 years, dropped dead in the yard of her ranch at Chico Basin, 16 miles east of Fountain, at about 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Her death was caused by a sudden attack of heart trouble. She was alone at the time and her body was not discovered until three hours later, when her husband Joseph S. [imon] Raff, returned from the fields for lunch. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two children, a girl 14 years old and a boy of 12 and a brother living in Iowa. Her brother will arrive tomorrow morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the ranch.
The Raffs had lived for two and one-half years on the ranch at Chico Basin. About 18 months ago a boy named Leslie Shiflett was suffocated in a well there, the bad air overcoming him.

[RAFF, JOSEPH SIMON]
Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado), Thursday, March 28, 1940
Bullet Wound Is Fatal for Joseph Raff
Joseph Raff, Mesa county old age pensioner, died last night in St. Mary's hospital at 11 p. m., 36 hours after he had shot himself thru the head with a heavy revolver at his home in the Redlands district.
"No inquest will be held," Mrs. Alene O. Krohn, county coroner, announced this morning after a brief investigation. "It is a clear case of suicide."
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p. m. from Martin's Mortuary. Captain Carl will officiate and interment will be in Orchard Mesa cemetery.
More startling than the 73-year former stockman's act which was caused, investigating officers stated, by a prolonged drinking spree, was his fight for life against impossible odds.
He shot himself Tuesday at 5 p. m. while in the front yard of his family home in the Redlands. The bullet from the .41 caliber revolver entered the right side of his head at the top of the cheek bone and went straight thru. At the time he was given but a few minutes to live and was removed to the hospital for care.
The shooting culminated a series of threats which were made, his family and friends said, whenever he was under the influence of liquor. The shooting was witnessed by several of his children.
Joseph Raff was born Oct. 20, 1868, in Fanning City, Iowa and came to Grand Junction in 1919. Later he engaged in stock raising in Glade Park but some years ago returned to the city.
In addition to his former wife, Beulah, who divorced him last November, he is survived by eight children, Mrs. Elma Gray, Nolan avenue, Grand Junction; Joe Raff, Route three; Mrs. Elba Taylor, Colorado Springs; Miss Waneta Raff in Pasadena, Calif., and Lorraine, Beatrice, Josephine and Venita, all of whom are now living in the family home a short distance west of the Main street bridge.

[ROSS, IDA MAY KLINE]
Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, January 17, 1906
Mrs. Leonard Ross died at her home in Jasper township, about six miles southeast of Corning, last night, aged 23 years. She was a sufferer from tuberculosis, and beside the husband leaves a daughter one year old. Arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral. Burial will be made in Lenox cemetery. This family has resided in Adams county about two years, one year near Holt and the last season on the place where they now reside.

[ROSS, IDA MAY KLINE]
Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, January 20, 1906
HOLT – Mrs. Leonard Ross died last Wednesday morning of consumption. She was about twenty years of age, was married about two years ago and leaves a husband and one child about 10 months old to mourn her loss.

[ROSS, IDA MAY KLINE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, January 30, 1906
Death of Mrs. Ross
Mrs. L. [eonard] W. [illiam] Ross died at her home five miles south of Corning at 1:30 Wednesday morning, Jan. 17th. The cause of her death was quick consumption, her sickness dating from last June. One child, a babe thirteen months old, and her husband, of her immediate family, survive her. The funeral services were held at the Christian church in Lenox on Jan. 19. Interment at Lenox cemetery.
The deceased was not very well known in this immediate vicinity, her home, prior to her marriage two years ago, having been near New Market. Her husband, however, is well known here and has a large number of relatives and friends residing in different parts of the county, all of whom sympathize with him deeply in his affliction.

[SEBILLE, ALEXIS LEO]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, March 6, 1906
Remains Brought to Bedford
The remains of Alexis Sebille were brought to Bedford for interment, arriving here Saturday afternoon. Sunday at 9:30 funeral services were conducted by Rev. Price at the Christian church after which the body was taken to the Bowers cemetery six miles north east of the city for interment.
A. [lexis] L. [ouis] Sebille, son of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Bedford and all the surviving children were present at the obsequies. Mrs. A. K. Morris, the daughter resides here, and Joseph Sebille arrived Saturday from St. Joseph.
The deceased was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge some years ago but having allowed his membership to lapse the order was unable to take entire charge of the obsequies as was desired. However, the members of the Bedford lodge were nearly all present and did everything possible to show their respect for the departed brother.

[SEBILLE, ALEXIS LEO]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa) Tuesday, March 6, 1906
A. [lexis] L. [ouis] Sebille, editor of the Cedar Falls Gazette, who accompanied the remains of his father to Bedford for interment, left for his home on the evening train Sunday.

[SEBILLE, ALEXIS LEO]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 8, 1906
Alexis Sebille Dead
Alexis Sebille, a former resident of Bedford, died at the home of his son, A. [lexis] L. [ouis] Sebille, at Cedar Falls Thursday and the remains arrived here Saturday and the interment was in the Bowers cemetery east of town Sunday. The funeral services were held Sunday morning from the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Price. The Knight of Pythias of which order the deceased had been a member, attended the funeral in a body.
The Cedar Falls Gazette, which is edited by the son of the deceased, says:
"Alexis Sebille was born April 6, 1826 at Magny-Vernois Department of the Haute Saône, France. He served seven years in the army of his native land, shortly after which in company with his wife, Pauline R. Jacquot, whom he married while yet in the service of his country, and the little son Amos, he sailed for the United States, where since 1852 until the time of his death he was a loyal citizen, honoring the institutions and taking pleasure in obeying the laws of his adopted country for which he entertained a profound respect.
His wife died at Bedford, Iowa, in 1894 and on March 1, 1906 at 4:45 p. m. after a prolonged and painful illness caused from old age and complications, he gladly released his claims to this world for the hopes of the next. He died at the home of his youngest son, A. [lexis] L. [ouis] Sebille, at Cedar Falls, Iowa. He died as he had lived, with a confidence in humanity and a firm faith in the mercy of Deity.
Three children and their mother welcomed him as he crossed the river of death—Amos, John and Leon; four remain to mingle their tears at the grave of an honest man and a loving and companionable father. The surviving children are Mary McMillan, of Topeka, Kansas; Joseph Sebille of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. A. [lfred] K. [endall] Morris of Bedford, Iowa and A. [lexis] L. [ouis] Sebille of Cedar Falls, Iowa.



[SEVERNS, CHARLES KELSO]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Friday, January 12, 1906
Death of Charles Severns
Word has just reached us of the death at Fairmont, Neb., of Chas. Severns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Severns, who died Sunday, January 7th, age 21 years.
James Severns formerly and for many years was a resident of Jefferson township, in this county, and it was there that Charles was born. About four years ago Mr. Severns sold out and moved to Fairmount, Neb., his son, the deceased, accompanying him. Charles was never a rugged lad, but his health was never such as to cause any uneasiness to his friends until about 14 months ago, when evidence of the ravages of that dread and insidious disease, consumption, became first apparent. From that time on, although everything possible was done for him, it was without avail and his decline has been slow but nevertheless sure, until on Sunday morning he breathed his last.
There are many relatives and a host of friends of the family in Taylor county who sympathize deeply with them in their affliction.

[STARKWEATHER, WILLIAM DAVID CARLIN]
Leoti Standard (Leoti, Kansas), Thursday, August 4, 1904
W. D. C. Starkweather Passes Away
Death has again entered our neighborhood and this time has taken away another of our widely known citizens in the person of W. [illiam] D. [avid] C. [arlin] Starkweather. His death was not unexpected, having been seriously ill for nearly three weeks previous and dangerously near death's door for nearly a week before the time when he was called away, last Sunday morning. Death was caused by erysipelas blood poison, resulting from a slight scratch on the left hand.
W. [illiam] D. [avid] C. [arlin] Starkweather was born August 31, 1829 in Randolph county, Indiana, where he lived during his boyhood days. He later moved to Poals county, Illinois and remained there until 1855 when he came to Scott county, Iowa. In 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Abigail M. Quinn of davenport, Iowa, and to this union were born six children, two sons and four daughters all of whom have preceded the father to the great beyond with the exception of Mrs. George Mock.
Mr. Starkweather came to Kansas and settled in this county during the latter '80s and has lived here almost continuously since. At the time of his death he was a candidate on the Republican ticket for county surveyor.
In 1857 Mr. Starkweather united with the Christian church and all through life was fraught with many sore trials but he remained steadfast to the end. He passed away at his residence north of Leoti on July 31, 1904 at the age of 74 years and 11 months.
The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church and the remains laid to rest in the Leoti cemetery.

[STURTEVANT, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" BASSETT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, November 7, 1905
Sad News Received
A telegram was received Saturday containing the sad news of the death of Mrs. Lizzie Sturdevant, wife of Frank Sturdevant of Omaha at 10:30 Saturday morning. She had been ill for two weeks, but no farther particulars are available.
Mrs. Sturdevant is well known here, this having been her home for many years. Her husband and two little daughters survive her.

[STURTEVANT, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" BASSETT]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, November 7, 1905
A telephone message from Omaha gives a few later particulars regarding the death of Mrs. Frank Sturtevant. She died at 10:35 Saturday morning after an illness of two weeks. Stomach trouble was the cause of her death. The funeral was held at Omaha yesterday at 2 p. m. after which the body was interred at the cemetery in that city.

[STURTEVANT, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" BASSETT]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 9, 1905
Mrs. Sturtevant Dead
Word was received here last Saturday of the death of Mrs. Frank Sturtevant. She died at her home in Omaha Saturday, November 4, at 10:35 a. m. She had been sick only a couple of weeks. Funeral services were held at Omaha Monday at 2 p. m. after which the body was interred at that place.
Mrs. G. M. Bradley was present at the time of her death, having gone there several days ago. Mr. Bradley went up Saturday to attend the funeral.

[TAYLOR, HENRY HOBERT] 
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1905
Death of H. H. Taylor
Just as we go to press word reaches us to the effect that another of Taylor county's pioneers has been called from earth to his final reward. This time it is Henry H. Taylor, who answered the final summons last Thursday at his home in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Mr. Taylor was at one time clerk of the court in this county and will be remembered by man of the Free Press readers. A full account of his death will appear next week.

[TAYLOR, HENRY HOBERT]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 28, 1905
Henry Taylor Dead
From a Kansas paper brought to this office by Mr. Wm. Rutledge of Sharpsburg, we learn of the death of his former friend and neighbor, Mr. Henry Taylor. Mr. Taylor was numbered among the pioneers of this county and will be remembered by many of the Journal readers as one of its most highly respected citizens. The following obituary notice appeared in his home paper:
Henry H. [obert] Taylor was born at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Oct. 20, 1833 and died in Phillipsburg, Kansas, Dec. 1, 1905, his age being 72 years and 11 days. He was married nearly fifty years ago to Catharine Burgett in the state of Illinois. Mr. Taylor was admitted to the bar in Iowa and practiced law for a number of years. He was elected clerk of the courts in Taylor county, Ia., and served six years. In Hitchcock county, Nebraska, he was elected probate judge and served two terms. In those years of active professional life, he was known as Judge Taylor. His law practice was in four states, namely, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. He resided in Decatur county, Kansas, five years and proved a claim. He came to Phillipsburg a few years ago and being in feeble health has lived a quiet life in the midst of his family. Of a family of eleven children one died in infancy and five boys and five girls have grown to manhood and womanhood. Of these ten all were present at his death, except one son, whose home is in Denver, Colo., to mourn with their devoted mother the loss of a loving husband and father. Mr. Taylor was a very active man and possessed many of the solid virtues of citizenship worthy of commendation. He was in sympathy with every good work and lived a life of strict integrity. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday, the 3rd of Dec., at 2 p. m.

[WIDENOR, FAY, - 1905]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 19, 1905
Died – Little Fay, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Widenor, died at their residence, about fifteen miles northeast of Bedford, on Saturday, October 14, 1905, aged 8 years, 8 months, 14 days. The funeral services were conducted at the home Monday, October 16, at 10:30 a. m. by Rev. Barackman of Bedford.
Put away those little playthings,
    She will need them never more,
    She has gone to join the angels,
On that bright and happy shore.
In Heaven there was an angel band
     And it was not complete,
So God has taken little Fay
     To fill the vacant seat.
                By her Aunt, Mrs. Irene Ulrich.
[Note: The same death notice was published in the Bedford Times-Republican, October 17, 1905.]

[WILT, CASSIUS MADISON]
Macon Chronicle-Herald (Macon, Missouri), Friday, February 14, 1936
C. M. Wilt Dies
C. [assius] M. [adison] Wilt, 78 years old, passed away Thursday evening at the Grim-Smith Hospital at Kirksville. He had not been well for some time.
Mr. Wilt moved from Iowa to a farm east of Atlanta about 30 years ago. This fall he moved into town in Atlanta.

[WILT, CASSIUS MADISON]
Macon Chronicle-Herald (Macon, Missouri), Wednesday, February 19, 1936
UNION – Union community grieves at the loss of their friend and old neighbor, C. [assius] M. [adison] Wilt, who passed away Thursday evening at the Grimm-Smith hospital. Funeral and burial services were conducted at Mt. Tabor Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock. Mr. Wilt lived in the community east of Atlanta for a number of years and had many friends both young and old. Deep sympathy is extended to Mrs. Wilt and four children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

[WILT, CASSIUS MADISON]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 20, 1936
Former Resident Dies
Cassius Wilt, 78, formerly of Lenox, died at his home in Atlanta, Mo., Thursday, Feb. 13. His brother, Frank Wilt of Lenox, went to Missouri Saturday. He leaves his wife, three sons and one daughter; also, six brothers. One son preceded him in death. Had Mr. Wilt lived a short time longer, the average age of the six brothers would have been 70 years. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 15, at Atlanta, and burial made at that place.

[WILT, LUCINDA MAY SHEPHERD]
Macon Chronicle-Herald (Macon, Missouri), Thursday, June 30, 1949
Funeral Today For Mrs. Lucinda Wilt
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Wilt, 79, of Atlanta, who died Tuesday morning in a St. Louis hospital, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Christian Church in Atlanta, conducted by the Rev. T. E. Spurling.
Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Mrs. Lucinda May Wilt, daughter of Jesse and Sarah Lathrop Shepard, was born Feb. 3, 1870, at Coffeyville, Kan. At an early age she moved with her parents to Iowa.
She was married on Feb. 8, 1888, to Cassius Wilt, and to this union four children were born, Mrs. Lucille Morton, Belleville, Ill., Ralph Wilt, Amarillo, Tex., and Dale and Roy Wilt of Atlanta.
In February 1906, the family moved to a farm four miles east of Atlanta where they lived until 1935. In that year she and Mr. Wilt moved to Atlanta, where he died a short time later.
Mrs. Wilt had made her home with her daughter in Belleville for the last six years.

[WOODSIDE, JOHN]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 26, 1905
Woodside Dead
John Woodside died in the hospital in St. Joseph early Monday morning, the result of the shooting affair at Blockton a short time ago.
James Hendrickson, the man who did the shooting was first arrested on a charge of assault with intent to kill. But since the death of Woodside a new warrant was issued by Justice R. M. Williams and Hendrickson was re-arrested, charged with murder. Sheriff Humphrey brought the prisoner over from Blockton Monday and after a consultation with his lawyers he waived preliminary examination and was bound over to the grand jury.
Mr. Hendrickson is able to give any amount of bond, but his offense will not allow it, so he must go to jail to await the action of the grand jury.



[YOUNG, DAVID A.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, September 5, 1905
Quietly Passed Away
David Young died Monday morning at 6:15 at his home in North Bedford, aged 76 years, 12 days.
Mr. Young had been ill for many months and recently made a trip to Texas hoping to there regain his health. But all proved futile; it seemed that the change of climate did him harm rather than good for when he returned it was evident that he had not long to live.
Monday morning the end came. Peacefully, as a tired child going to sleep, Mr. Young closed his eyes and without a struggle passed away to that bourne from whence no traveler e're returns; where sorrow, sickness and partings are no more.
The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. conducted by Rev. Barackman. At 12:36 the funeral party will leave for Lenox and the remains will be interred in the cemetery at that place.