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[Cree, Beulah Key]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 21, 1946    p. 2


Daughter Dies In West

Mr and Mrs J. [ohn] O. Key left Thursday for Colorado, called there by the death of their daughter, Mrs. Doyle Cree. Mrs. Cree the former Beulah Key passed away Wednesday after a short illness following a stroke.

[Cree, Daniel Robert]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     September 23, 1937    [p. 1]

Dan Cree, 74, Dies In Colorado Springs

Dan Cree, 74, a former resident of Taylor County and of the Sharpsburg community, died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 21, following a stroke of paralysis. Burial will be made in Colorado.

He is survived by his wife and seven children. The children are Orie Cree and Mrs. Horace Ginn of Gravity, Arthur Cree, Glenn [Irvin] Cree and Doyle [Hutchinson] Cree of Colorado Springs; Mrs. Elva [May] West of Loveland, Colo.; and Mrs. George Gillette of Sharpsburg. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Anna [Mary] Kirby of Blockton and Mrs. Pfander of Sharpsburg.

[Cree, Daniel Robert]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     October 7, 1937    p. 9



Daniel R. Cree

Daniel Robert Cree was born April 29, 1864 at Alpha, Ill., and passed away Sept. 21, 1937 at the age of 73 years, 4 months, 23 days.

When five years of age he moved to Clarinda with his parents and grew to manhood there.

June 20, 1889 he was married to Ada L. [auretta] Clabaugh. Seven children were born to this union all surviving except one daughter, Carrie M., who died in Jan. 1899 at the age of 4 years. Mrs. Cree died Nov. 20, 1899.

April 14, 1901 he was married to Mrs. Mable Hutchison of Clarinda. In the spring of 1902 they moved to a farm near Sharpsburg. In the spring of 1920 they moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they since made their home.

In 1907 Mr. Cree united with the M. E. church at Sharpsburg.

He is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Rilda Ginn and Ora L. [eslie] Cree of Gravity, Arthur Cree and Glen Cree of Colorado Springs, Mrs. Elva M.[ay] West of Loveland, Colo., and Mrs. George Gillette of Sharpsburg. Also a stepson, Doyle W. Cree of Colorado Springs; twenty grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Anna M. [ary] Kirby of Gravity and Mrs. W. H. Pfander of Conway.

[Cree, Daniel Robert]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     October 7, 1937    p. 9


Attend Cree Funeral

Mr. and Mrs. Port Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George Gillett, Mr. and Mrs. Will Pfander, of Sharpsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Cree, Mrs. Shipley, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ginn of Gravity and Arthur Clabaugh of New Market attended the funeral of D. [aniel] R. [obert] Cree at Colorado Springs, Colo., last week.

[Cree, Doyle Hutchinson]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 29, 1949    p. 6


Former Resident Dies

Friends here received word Thursday of the sudden death of Doyle [Hutchinson] Cree in Colorado. He is a former resident of Sharpsburg.

[Cree, Glen Irvin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 16, 1984    p. 4

Glen I. Cree, 87, Dies in Colorado

Services for Glen I. [rvin] Cree, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo, were held December 12, at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. Mr. Cree died December 8, 1983 at a Colorado Springs nursing home. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery of Colorado Springs.

Glen I. [rvin] Cree was born March 22, 1896, in Clarinda, Iowa. He had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1930.

He was the retired owner and operator of Garrett Sporting Goods.

Mr. Cree was preceded in death by his wife, Grace [Key], in 1967, and two sons, Glen and Jack.

Survivors include three daughters: Juanita Tobias of Long Beach, Calif., Tressa Jones of Colorado Springs, and Martha Weaver of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters: Rilda Ginn of Des Moines, Iowa; Retta Gillette of Sharpsburg, Iowa, and Elva [May] West of Denver; seven grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

[Cree, Glen, Jr.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     December 17, 1942    [p. 1]

Report Junior Cree Killed In Action

Mr. and Mrs. John Key of Sharpsburg received word last week that their grandson, Junior Cree, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cree [Grace Key] of Colorado Springs, Colorado, had been killed in action. The Cree family formerly resided in Sharpsburg.

[Cree, Glen, Jr.]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    December 17, 1942     p. 7


Mr. and Mrs. J. [ohn] O. Key received a telegram last week that their grandson, Junior Cree, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cree [Grace Key] of Colorado Springs, Col., had been killed in action. He had enlisted in the navy.

[Cree, Jack]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      December 2, 1948    p. 7


Grandson Dies In Colorado

Mr. and Mrs. John Key left Friday for Colorado Springs, Colorado, called there by the death of their grandson, Jack Cree. Funeral services were held at Colorado Springs Wednesday. Jack was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cree [Grace Key], former residents of Sharpsburg.

[Cree, Ora Leslie]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     August 6, 1970     p. 3

Ora L. Cree, 78, Rites Monday

Funeral services for Ora L. [eslie] Cree, 78, of Lenox were held Mon, Aug. 3 at the Gravity United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Darrel L. Draper. Mr. Cree died August 1 at Greater Community Hospital in Creston after a short illness. Interment was at Washington Cemetery, Gravity.

Ora L. [eslie] Cree, son of Daniel Robert and Ada Lauretta [Claybaugh] Cree, was born in Page County north of Clarinda, December 2, 1891.

On April 26, 1913 he was married to Charlotte Lou Lewis. To them two daughters were born.

He was a veteran of World War I.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, his parents, a stepmother, one sister and one brother.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn [Mae] Huss and Mrs. Darlyne Shipley; two sons-in-law, Charles A. [lonzo] Huss and Max A. Shipley, all of Lenox; one brother, Glen I. [rvin] Cree of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Elva M.[ay] West of Denver, Colo.; Rilda E. [lizabeth] Ginn of Gravity, Ada Lauretta Gillette of Sharpsburg.

Mr. Cree accepted Christ as his Saviour at an early age. He united with the Oak Hill Church and was a member at the time of his death.

[Cree, Robert]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    February 18, 1909    p. 4

Sharpsburg News

Robert Cree, father of Dan Cree, died at his son's home west of Sharpsburg, Sunday at noon, of heart and kidney trouble. Mr. Cree was nearly 84 years old. He has been a member of the United Brethren church for a number of years. The funeral was held at the son's home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and interment was made at the Gravity cemetery.

[Note: The same notice was printed in the Bedford Times-Republican, February 25, 1909, p. 8.]


Clarinda Journal, Thursday, February 18, 1909, p. 5

Robert Cree, formerly of Douglas Township, Page County, and later a citizen of Clarinda, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1909 at the home of his son, Daniel Cree, near Sharpsburg, Taylor County, at the advanced age, The Journal is told, of something over eighty years. Before he left Clarinda for Taylor County Mr. Cree sustained a stroke of paralysis, and about four years ago was obliged to submit to an amputation of the leg. His death is attributed largely to the ravages of old age. He is survived by a widow and three children---one son and two daughters. The son is Daniel Cree and the daughters are Mrs. William Pfander and Mrs. W. R. [W.] Kirby, all three of whom reside near Sharpsburg. The funeral was held Wednesday. Burial took place at Gravity.

[Cree, Charlotte Lou Lewis]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     August 4, 1955    [p. 1]

Mrs. Ora L. Cree Of Gravity Dies

Mrs. Ora L. [eslie] Cree of the Gravity community, died at her home Sunday, July 31 after a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Gravity at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 2, conducted by Rev. Howard DeVore of Gravity and assisted by Rev. Fred H. Cowles of the Bedford Baptist church. Burial in the Gravity cemetery.

Charlotte Lou Lewis, daughter of Fred and Charlotte Lewis, was born in Page County, near Nyman, Iowa, Sept. 18, 1894 and died at the age of 61 years, 10 months, 13 days.

On April 26, 1913 she was married to Ora L. [eslie] Cree. To them two daughters were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn [Mae] Huss of              Sharpsburg, Mrs. Darlyne Shipley of Clarinda; four sisters, Mrs. Lura Morgan of Salina Kans., Mrs. Mary Richardson of Buffalo, Mo., Mrs. Sadie Turner of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Mable Schweiker of Turlock, Calif.; three brothers, Carey Lewis of Moline, Ill., Dorington Lewis of Pueblo, Colo., Homer Lewis of McCallsburg, Iowa.

Mrs. Cree accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 12, and when the Oak Hill church was built, she united with that church, where she remained a member at the time of her death.

[Ginn, Aaron Thomas]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    March 31, 1927    p. 7

T. A. Ginn

T. A. [Aaron Thomas] Ginn, prominent citizen of Bedford, died at his home yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 2:00 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Friday, and interment will be made in the Conway cemetery. Obituary will be published next week.

[Ginn, Aaron Thomas]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    April 7, 1927    p. 7

T. A. [Aaron Thomas] Ginn died at his home in Bedford on last week Wednesday. He was a brother of Mrs. Nate Riley [Elizabeth Adeline], and also an uncle of Mrs. L. M. Hadden [Katie Riley] and of Mrs. Frank Lyddon [Alice Riley] of this place. The funeral was on Friday with interment in Conway


[Ginn, Herman Franklin “Frank”]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 3, 1971     p. 7

Herman Ginn, 58, Dies in Calif.

Funeral services for Herman Franklin Ginn, 58, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Gravity, were held May 1 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. Mr. Ginn died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood April 27, 1971. Interment was at Whittier.

He was born in Conway [December 18, 1912] to Horace [Boise] and Rilda [Elizabeth Cree] Ginn. He farmed a few years south of Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Los Angeles; daughter, Joan Nicholson, Hopkins, Mo.; son Frank, Parker, Ariz.; mother, Rilda [Elizabeth Cree], of Gravity; sisters Geraldine [Mae] Neil, Bedford and Betty [Ellen] Hamilton, Des Moines; brother, Paul [Irwin] of Omaha; seven grandchildren; aunt Retta Gillette of Sharpsburg.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Thomas [Daniel] and Dale [Robert].

[Note:  Source of birth date: California Death Records]

[Ginn, Horace Boise]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     November 12, 1942     p. 3


Horace Ginn Dies

Horace [Boise] Ginn died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda Sunday night about 10:30. He did not feel very good all day Sunday and that evening was rushed to the hospital when he became worse. The cause of his death was said to have been hardening of the arteries and heart trouble.

[Ginn, Horace Boise]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     November 19, 1942    p. 7


Obituary - Horace Ginn

Horace Boise Ginn, son of Aram [Aaron] Thomas and Mary Ellen [Bates] Ginn was born near Conway, Iowa September 14, 1891, and died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda November 8, 1942 at the age of 51 years, 1 month and 24 days.

He was married to Rilda Elizabeth Cree December 29, 1911. To them were born six children, four boys Herman F. [ranklin] of Niles, Michigan; Paul [Irwin] of Gravity; Pvt. Thomas D. [aniel] of Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Dale R.[obert], who preceded him in death in 1935; two girls, Mrs. Geraldine M. [ae] Neil of Omaha and Betty Ellen at home.

He was a resident of the Conway community until 1933, when he moved to a farm near Gravity, which was his home at the time of his death.

He united with the Methodist church of Sharpsburg in young manhood and was a faithful contributor to the church throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife and children; three grandchildren, Joan and Franklin Ginn and Barbara Kay Neil; one brother, Grover [Cleveland] Ginn of Conway; six sisters; Mrs. Mattie Harkless of Clarinda, Mrs. Mary [Elizabeth] Livingston of Nevada, Mrs. Grace [Pearl] Beckett of Gravity, Mrs. Blanche [Margaret] Wilson of Arcata, Calif., and Mrs. Ethan Parsons [Ethus Ellen] of Hiawatha, Kansas. One sister, Mrs. Ezzie [May] Underwood of Tacoma, Wash., and a grandson, Dennis Paul Ginn preceded him in death.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and a real neighbor to all those he knew.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Gravity by Rev. Mr. Proctor. Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.


Attend Ginn Rites

Those from a distance attending the funeral services for Mr. Ginn were Mrs. Elva West of Loveland, Colorado; Arthur and Glen Cree of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Parsons and Dorothy of Hiawatha, Kansas; Mrs. Mattie Harkless of Clarinda; Mrs. Alice Lyddon of Clearfield, Mr. and Mrs. James Ferris of Des Moines, Mrs. Lyle Shreck of Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Max Shipley of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ginn of Niles, Michigan.

[Ginn, Horace Boise]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    November 12, 1942    [p. 1]

Horace Ginn, 51, Gravity Farmer, Dies Suddenly

Horace [Boise] Ginn, 51, of near Gravity died suddenly Sunday night.

Apparently in his usual health, he had enjoyed a family gathering Sunday in honor of his son, home on furlough from the army. He became ill about 5:30 p. m. and was rushed to the Municipal hospital at Clarinda, where he died at 10:00 o'clock.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Gravity Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. W. Proctor. Interment was in the Gravity cemetery.

Immediate survivors are his wife, three sons, Paul of Gravity, Herman of Michigan, and Thomas, who is with the armed forces at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Neil, of Omaha, and Betty, at home.

[Ginn, Lora M.]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     November 10, 1914    p. 2

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Miss Lora M. Ginn this morning were: Mrs. Maggie Erickson, an aunt, of Creston; Mrs. N. [athan] R. Riley [Elizabeth Adeline], an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William Riley and family, L. M. Hadden, of Clearfield; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ginn, Mr. and Mrs. James Ginn, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Franklin and Mrs. Hagwood of Lenox; grandfather, William Ginn, Sr., Grover [Cleveland] Ginn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lyddon, Mr. and Mrs. Tern Ginn, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cassada of Conway; Thomas Dugan of Gravity.

[Ginn, Lora M.]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     November 10, 1914    p. 5

Lora M. Ginn.

Lora M. Ginn was born near Conway, Ia., Dec. 4, 1891, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clark, at Bernice, Okla., Monday, November 2, 1914. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church this morning, conducted by Rev. J. A. Currie. Interment was made in the Conway cemetery.

Miss Ginn was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Ginn and with her parents moved to Lenox when nine years old. She attended the Lenox schools and was a graduate from the high school in the class of 1910, after which she taught one term of school. She then entered the Lincoln Sanitarium at Lincoln, Neb., pursuing the regular course, and graduated as a trained nurse June 20, 1914. She had worked very hard during her stay at this institution and came home for a short rest. In July she began the work of her profession and was on a case, when stricken with rheumatism. The malady was of such a character that she was compelled to give up her work and return home. She sought relief in various ways, about two weeks ago going to Bernice, Okla., with her sister, to spend a few weeks under the care of her brother-in-law, Dr. Clark. She seemed to be improving, and had hopes of recovery when the rheumatism attacked her heart. At the age of fourteen Miss Ginn united with the Presbyterian Church at Lenox and remained an active and interested worker. The body was brought to Bedford Wednesday.

[Note: The same obituary was published in the Bedford Times-Republican, November 5, 1914, p. 4.]

[Ginn, Mary Ellen Bates]

New Market Herald

Thursday    January 7, 1932    [p. 1]

Mrs. Thos. Ginn Died in Clarinda

Mrs. Thos. Ginn, well known in this community, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Dugan, in Clarinda, Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Dugan had gone to her mother's room about six o'clock and she appeared to be sleeping, but on returning to the room about 8:30 she found her dead. The doctor was called and found that she had been dead about an hour.

The funeral will be held today at two o'clock in the Methodist church and interment will be made at the Conway cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Dugan and other relatives in their sorrow.

[Ginn, Mary Ellen Bates]

New Market Herald

Thursday    January 14, 1932    [p. 1]

Obituary—Mrs. Thos. Ginn

Mary Ellen Bates was born April 3, 1856, in Henry County, Iowa, and passed away Jan. 5, 1932, aged 75 years. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Dugan, in Clarinda, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to Aaron Thomas Ginn Dec. 22, 1876 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. To this union were born ten children, two of whom died in infancy. The eight surviving children are Ezzie [May] Underwood, Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Mattie Dugan, Clarinda, Iowa; Grover [Cleveland] Ginn, Sharpsburg, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Livingston, Anaheim, Calif.; Mrs. George Beckett [Grace Pearl], Bedford, Iowa; Horace [Boise] Ginn, Conway, Iowa; Mrs. B. [ert] F. [elix] Wilson [Blanche Margaret], Arcata, Calif.; Mrs. E. [than] S. [avin] Parsons [Ethus Ellen], Hiawatha, Calif. Her husband preceded her in death some five years ago at the home in Bedford, Iowa. They had resided in Taylor County for fifty years, where they maintained a very happy and religious home. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church from early girlhood.

Mrs. Ginn was a devoted wife, and a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her loved ones, as well as by a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the New Market Methodist church, Rev. M. R. Talley of Bedford, preaching the sermon, and Rev. L. M. Kirby, the pastor, assisting with the service. Conway cemetery will be the final resting place of this good woman.

[Ginn, Melissa Beaber]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 27, 1936    p. 5

Mrs. B. F. Ginn, 82, Dies in Kansas City

Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Ginn, 82, a resident of Taylor county for more than fifty years, died at the home of her daughter and husband, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Clark in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Feb. 21.

The body was brought to Bedford and the funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Robert Boshen. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

Malissa [Melissa] L. Beaber was born in Henry County, Iowa, Sept. 5, 1853. She was married to Frank Ginn near Mount Pleasant, Iowa, July 28, 1874, and moved to Taylor County in March 1877.

They were the parents of six children: William E. Ginn of Canon City, Colo., Katherine M. Clark of Kansas City, and Ray F. [ranklin] Ginn of Omaha, who survive their mother; Lora M. who died in 1914, and two who died in infancy.

Mr. Ginn died Feb. 1, 1926.

[Ginn, Ralph]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     July 16, 1897    p. 2

Ralph, a two-year-old son of T. N. Ginn of Mason Township, died Tuesday evening and was buried at the Titus cemetery this afternoon.

[Note:  Titus cemetery is now called the Graceland cemetery.]

[Ginn, Raymond Franklin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 2, 1975    p. 8

Raymond Ginn, 78, Final Rites Held September 23

A memorial service for Raymond Franklin Ginn, 78, of Omaha were held September 23 at the Crosby, Kunold, Burket Chapel, with the Rev. Leonard Williams officiating. Mr. Ginn died September 19, 1975 at Bishop Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Interment was at the Savannah, Mo., Cemetery.

Raymond Franklin Ginn was born May 30, 1897, in Conway, Iowa, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Ginn [Melissa Beaber]. He received his L.L.B., from the former St. Joseph (Missouri) Law School and had also attended the University of Nebraska. A member of the Missouri Bar Association, he was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army.

In 1918 Mr. Ginn and Miss Alice Cobb of St. Joseph were married. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William B. Cobb, former residents of Bedford. Mr. and Mrs. Ginn established their residence in St. Joseph. In 1923 he copyrighted the trademark for the Dutch Mill Oil Co., which he created. This business was first expanded to Kansas City and then to Omaha in 1929. Mr. Ginn retired in 1945 but had remained active in a multitude of business interests.

Survivors include his wife of the home in Omaha, 145 North Elmwood Road; one son, William F. Ginn, of Omaha; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Clark.

A Presbyterian, Mr. Ginn was a member of the Concord Club, Goodfellows Club, Yes Sir Tribe, Square and Compass Club, and the 100 Year Club.

He was a Blue Lodge member of the Bedford A.F. and A.M., having received his 50-year pin in 1969. Mr. Ginn belonged to the Omaha Shrine Club.

Mrs. John Neil and Mrs. Hilda Ginn of Gravity attended services in Savannah.