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[Adkins, Emma Edna Thurlow]

Bedford Times Republican

Thursday     April 25, 1912     p. 5

Mrs. Emma E. Adkins.

Mrs. Emma Edna Adkins died at her home in Gay Township Saturday morning, April 13, of pneumonia. She was 34 years of age. Her illness was of short duration, only about nine days. Mrs. Adkins was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.[olomon] Thurlow [Sarah Olinger] of Hopeville, and was born in Union county, December 1, 1877. She was married to William Adkins April 22, 1896. To this union was born one daughter, Beatrice, who is nine years old. Mrs. Adkins has lived a Christian life, having united with the church when she was eleven years of age. Surviving are the father, mother, two brothers, two sisters, husband, and daughter. Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Blockton at 2 o'clock Monday, by Rev. Mart Gary Smith. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

[Adkins, Emma Edna Thurlow]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     April 25, 1912     p. 8


Mrs. Rorrick of Osceola, who was called here by the death of her niece, Mrs. William Adkins [Emma Edna Thurlow], returned to her home the last of the week.

[Biggs, Joseph McDowell]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      April 18, 1912     p. 4

Thomas Biggs, of Clayton township, received a telegram Monday stating that his father had died Sunday morning at Fargo, Okla. Mr. [Joseph McDowell] Biggs was a native of Ohio, but came to Taylor county forty years ago and settled in Clayton township where he resided until two years ago. At that time he went to Oklahoma to reside with his daughter Mrs. J. V. Hutchinson. He has two children here, Thomas and Mrs. I. J. Lawler, who have the sympathy of their friends.

[Booher, Isaac Newton]

Blockton News

Thursday     July 23, 1925     [p. 1]


Isaac Newton Booher was born in Tama County, Iowa, Sept. 30, 1852. He was the son of William [John] and Lucinda [Asher] Booher, and departed this life at the home of his nephew, George Booher, in Athelstan, Iowa, July 12, 1925, aged 73 years, 9 months and 12 days.

He moved to Taylor County when a child, and had lived here ever since. He was a good citizen, a successful farmer, and was postmaster of Athelstan for 22 years, filling the position very ably.

He leaves one brother, John W. [illiam] Booher, of Bethany, Harrison County, Mo., besides other relatives, and many friends to mourn his departure.

The funeral services were conducted from the Athelstan Baptist church on July 13, conducted by Challie E. Graham, after which the remains were interred in the Forest Grove cemetery. The services at the grave were conducted by Bethany Lodge No. 320, A. F. & A. M., of Blockton, of which the deceased was a member.

The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their many friends in this hour of sorrow. May the kind Heavenly Father comfort and bless them, and guide them home at last to the "Better Country," where all tears are wiped away, and life and joy reign eternal.

[Note: His gravestone gives his birth year as 1851.]

[Booher, Isaac Newton]

Blockton News

Thursday     July 16, 1925      p. 5

John Booher and wife, of Harrison County, Mo., came Sunday called here by the sudden death of his brother, I. [saac] N. [ewton] Booher.

Funeral services for I. [saac] N. [ewton] Booher, conducted by Challie E. Graham, were held at the Baptist church Monday afternoon. Mr. Booher was a pioneer resident of this vicinity, Bethany Lodge No. 320, A. F. & A. M., of Blockton, of which Bro. Booher was a member, conducted Masonic services at the grave. Burial was made in Forest Grove cemetery.

[Bowen, Beryl]

Blockton News

Thursday     March 17, 1898    p. 8

The Grave

Died, at 2 o clock a. m., Friday morning, March 11, Beryl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowen, aged eight months.

Little Beryl had been a sufferer for several months with a spinal disease and in spite of the most tender care and skillful treatment, gradually grew worse until Friday morning, when the spirit, freed from its earthly dwelling, plumed itself for the flight through the pearly gates into the presence of the Master. The death occurred at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Chandler. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church at 10:30 a. m., Saturday, conducted by Rev. C. C. Calmer, of the M. E. Church, Shannon City, assisted by Revs. Ratcliffe and Maine.

The remains were taken to the Platteville cemetery for interment. One particularly sad feature of the death was that the father, Frank Bowen, is an invalid, and is in the west seeking a climate suited to his condition. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family.

[Bowen, Beryl]

Blockton News

Thursday     March 17, 1898    p. 5

—Supervisor S. [amuel] F. Bowen and wife and J. H. Murdock and family came down from Marshall Township Saturday to attend the funeral of Mr. Bowen's grandson, Beryl Bowen.

[Caldwell, Harry H., Infant son of]

Bedford Daily Republican

Wednesday      November 11, 1901     p. 4

Interred At Bedford

The remains of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. [arry] H. Caldwell arrived from St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 10:38 a. m. train today and were interred in Bedford Cemetery. The little one whose earthly life was so brief, was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Herriott, residing two miles northwest of town. Rev. E. N. Ware, pastor of the Presbyterian Church was in charge of the short, but simple and appropriate service at the cemetery.

[Childs, Albert Alphonso]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      April 18, 1912      p. 4

Albert Alphonso Childs was born in Bureau Co., Ill., Nov. 14, 1852. He passed away at his home in Lenox, Iowa, April 15, 1912, aged 59 years, 5 months and 1 day. His parents were Horace A. and Elizabeth [Fronks] Childs. There were nine children in this family; five boys, the deceased and four brothers, all of whom preceded him in death.  The names of these brothers are Henry, Junius, Tibbens, and Horace and four sisters, who survive him. They are Mary Thurston, and Mrs. Foster, of Creston, Ia.; Emily Lewis, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mrs. Martha Garvin, of Atchison, Kansas.

Mr. Childs was married to Nellie J. [ane] Brown, who survives him, in Wyanet, Ill., Nov. 14, 1873. There were four children in this family, Ray who died when nine months old and the three surviving, Mrs. Edna Madden and Fred A Childs, of Lenox, Iowa, and Mrs. Edith McMahan, of Argentine, Kas.  There are four grandchildren, Imogene and Mildred Madden, Hal Childs and Josephine McMahan. Mr. and Mrs. Childs with their family have resided in Lenox, Ia., since the spring of 1891. Pryor to that, after leaving their birth place in Ill., they moved to Red Oak, Ia., and from there to Griswold, Ia., and from there to their present home.

For thirty years, Mr. Childs has been identified with the business interests of this community. His many business associates and warm friends will greatly miss him and deeply mourn his loss. During this time his family has grown to maturity, have married and established homes of their own, but the parental home has continued to be the center of family joy and social life. It was in the family circle that Mr. Childs found his greatest pleasure in life. He was very happy in his deep affection for his loved ones and was greatly beloved by all. Many warm and intimate friendships have been formed during these years, and a large circle of neighbors and friends deeply mourn in sympathy with the bereaved ones.

Services were conducted at the home, by Rev. Joe W. Goodsell. The remains were laid to rest in the Lenox cemetery.

[Note: The same obituary was reprinted in the Bedford Free Press, April 25, 1912, p. 3.]

[Childs, Nellie Jane Brown]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 6, 1936     p. 8


Mrs. A. A. Childs, 80, Dies at Daughter's

Mrs. A. [lbert] A. [lphonso] Childs, 80, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 28. She had been confined at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Madden [Edna], for the past year from injuries caused by a fall down cellar steps at which time she received a broken limb. She was able to be about the house on crutches but was taken suddenly ill Tuesday morning and passed away.

Mrs. Childs leaves one son, Fred of Lenox, and two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Madden [Edna] of Lenox, and Mrs. J. [T. F.] McMahon [Edith] of Kansas City. She also reared her two motherless half sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Blacker of Garner, Kans., and Mrs. Glen Van Camp of Ottumwa, Iowa; also one half brother, J. Brown of Arkansas. All were present at the funeral but Mrs. Glen Van Camp. Besides these she leaves three grandchildren, Hal Childs, formerly of Excelsior Springs, Mrs. Imogene McCollough of Des Moines, and Mrs. Josephine Petersen of Milwaukee; two great grandchildren. Her husband and one granddaughter, Miss Mildred Madden, preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Lenox Methodist church and of the Order of Eastern Star.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Barber funeral home with Rev. Thomas Kelly of the Methodist church in charge. Burial was in the Lenox Fairview cemetery.

[Childs, Nellie Jane Brown]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday    February 6, 1936     [p. 1]


Nellie Jane Brown was born in Wyanet, Illinois, on July 5, 1855, and died in Lenox, Iowa on January 28, 1936 at the age of 80 years, six months and twenty-three days.

On November 14, 1873, in Wyanet, she was married to A. [lbert] A. [lphonso] Childs, who preceded her in death in March 1912. Four children were born to them, of which three survive the mother, Mrs. W. [illiam] H. Madden of Lenox; Mrs. T. F. McMahon [Edith] of Kansas City, Mo.; and Fred Childs, also of Lenox.

Besides her children, she is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. L. M. Blacker of Gardner, Kansas; Mrs. W. K. Van Camp of Ottumwa, Iowa; and E. C. Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

After her marriage Mrs. Childs lived, with her husband, on a farm in Bureau County, Ill. for several years. Moving to Iowa, then, they settled in the vicinity of Red Oak. In 1881 she came to Lenox where her husband entered the drug business with his brother.

At the time of her death, she was a member of the Lenox M. E. church. In addition she was also a member of the Lenox O. E. S. and the M. F. C., being a charter member of the latter.

Upon the death of her mother, in her early life, she took her mother's place helping to raise her brother and sisters.

Several days before Christmas in 1934, she had a severe fall, spraining her leg. In March of 1935, just when she was able to get about again, she tripped on the steps breaking a leg. Such an injury made it impossible for her to get around again as she had been in the habit of doing, although it did not affect her cheerful and happy disposition.

On Monday evening, in apparently good health, she retired after visiting with friends and members of her family. A sudden illness of a few minutes duration and she responded to the call which bid her come up higher.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 30, at the Barber Funeral home in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

[Clary, Harriet Girton]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     October 7, 1897      p. 2

A Sad Death

A sad death occurred in Jackson Township last Thursday. Mrs. Harriett [Girton] Clarey [Clary], aged 45 years, 2 months and 13 days, crossed the silent river on that day. She had been an invalid for some time and her death was not unexpected. Besides her husband, seven children, four girls and three boys, are left to mourn the departure of a loving wife and mother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ware, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Hoover cemetery. The sympathy of all goes out to the surviving members of the family.

[Note: Hoover cemetery is now known as Forest Grove cemetery.]

[Cunning, James M.]

New Market Herald

Thursday     November 4, 1920     p. 2

Siam News

James M. Cunning a life long resident of Siam passed away at Bedford Monday Nov. 1 after a lingering illness. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Stickelman of Braddyville and Mrs. Arthur Stickelman of Siam and a son Ray Cunning of Hopkins, Mo. Short services were held at the grave Wednesday at 10 o'clock. Interment in Siam cemetery.

[Cunning, Lydia Elizabeth Baldozier]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 2, 1946     p. 7


Mrs. Cunning Dies

Mrs. Lydia Cunning died Sunday morning at the Armstrong Nursing Home in Bedford after several weeks’ illness. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in Siam, conducted by Rev W. A. Purdy, Christian minister, Bedford. Burial was in the Siam cemetery.

[Cunning, Lydia Elizabeth Baldozier]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 16, 1946     p. 2


Lydia Elizabeth Cunning, daughter of Henry [Alden] and Jane Ann [Jay] Baldozier, was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, May 27, 1866 and died April 28, 1946 at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 1 day.

At the age of four years she moved with her parents to Mills county, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. On February 6, 1884, she was married to James M. Cunning in Mills County, Iowa, and they moved then to Cass County, Nebraska.

To them were born three children, two daughters and one son: Mrs. Blanch Stickelman of Gothenburg, Nebr., Mrs. Elsie Stickelman of Siam, and Ray Cunning, of Gothenburg, Nebr.

In the year 1902 she moved to Siam where she had since resided. Her husband died Nov. 1, 1920. She is survived by her three children fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.

She united with the Church of Christ when a young woman.

The funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Siam Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. A. Purdy. Burial was in the Siam cemetery.

[Cunning, Lydia Elizabeth Baldozier]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 16, 1946     p. 2

Attend Cunning Rites

Among those from a distance attending the last rites for Mrs. Lydia Cunning were Mr. and Mrs. Orville Weak, Earnest Baldozier, Mr. and Mrs. John Wall—, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Weak, Mr. and Mrs. J. Winslow of Malvern; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Haynes of Hastings; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Parker of Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. George Blackman of Shenandoah, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baldozier and James of Burlington Junction, Mrs. E. C. Stickelman and son, John Stickelman, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunning of Gothenburg, Nebr.

[Hamilton, Jonathan Irwin]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      April 25, 1912     [p. 1]


Jonathan Irwin Hamilton was born in Preble County, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1848 and died at his late residence five miles north of Lenox on Sabbath morning April 21st 1912, at the age of 63 years, 8 months, 6 days. When three years of age his parents removed to Louisa County, Iowa.

The deceased was united in marriage to Latena Martin January 20th, 1875. One son and one daughter were born to this union. In February 1883 the family removed to Adams County, which has been their permanent home.

Mr. Hamilton had apparently enjoyed the best of health up to within three months of his death and no one ever thought that a mortal malady was undermining his strength, until about two months ago. When he was stricken medical experts were summoned, who pronounced the difficulty incurable. Although he had gone to a hospital for an operation, he was ready to return home upon learning the nature of his malady, preferring to spend the remaining days in his old home amidst familiar surroundings. His strength gradually failed and relief came to him early Sabbath morning. He knew that his days would be few and he was prepared to go.

The funeral services were held at the late home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Orth officiating, and his body was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery.

Mr. Hamilton was an industrious and painstaking farmer, a loving husband and an indulgent father and the many regret his departure from their midst. Besides the widow and two children he is survived by six grandchildren, six sisters and three brothers.

The deceased has been a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years.

[Irwin, Thomas]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday     April 18, 1912     p. 8

Thomas Irwin, one of the oldest settlers of Holt Township, died last week at the age of 93 years. Mr. Irwin has been identified with the early history of Holt Township and his mind was full of reminiscences extending back for half a century. He had the confidence and esteem of the entire community, and will be sadly missed.

[Irwin, Thomas]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      April 18, 1912     p. 8

Thomas Irwin died Wednesday at the home of his son Will, west of town, about 12 o'clock. The funeral services were held from the home Friday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Wade, pastor of the Christian church. Interment at Gravity cemetery.

[Irwin, Thomas]

Adams County Free Press

Saturday     April 20, 1912    p. 10


This week we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, Thos. Irwin, whose death occurred at the home of his son, Wm. Irwin on last Wednesday, April 10th. Mr. Irwin was born in Ireland June 29, 1819 and at the time of his death was 92 years, 9 months and 19 days of age. On Nov 10, 1864, he was married to Miss Margaret [Ann] Hargin. To this union ten children were born, three dying in infancy and seven children with the devoted wife are left to mourn his death. The subject of this sketch has lived in Iowa since 1869 and a greater portion of his time he has been a resident of Holt Township. Mr. Irwin at his advanced age was a very hardy gentleman, retained his faculties well and could easily recognize old acquaintances. His last illness was pneumonia and lasted only about three days. Funeral services were held at the residence conducted by Irving E. Wade assisted by Rev. E. Rhodes and burial took place in Gravity cemetery.

[Note: Her obituary gives the marriage date as November 19, 1864.]

[Jarvis, Mary Billeter]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday     January 16, 1906     p. 6

Death of Mrs. Mary Jarvis

Mrs. Byron Helm [Sarah Ann Billeter] left on the evening train Friday for Harlan, Ia., to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Mary [Billeter] Jarvis, who died at midnight Thursday.

Mrs. Jarvis formerly lived in Bedford, and had many friends here. Her home was in the northeast part of the city, and she moved from there to Harlan about three years ago. Her daughter, Mrs. Milo Fulton [Ella], and her niece, Mrs. J. Ruth, still reside at Bedford. Mrs. Jarvis had been ill for some time, and at the time of her death was about 65 years of age.

[Kemery, Fannie Cates]

Bedford Daily Republican

Friday      November 8, 1901       [p. 1]

Mrs. Lon Kemery Is Dead.

Mrs. Fannie [Cates] Kemery, wife of Lon Kemery died at 10 a. m. yesterday at her home ten miles southeast of here in Jackson township. She was aged 25 years and had been sick several weeks.

Funeral services were conducted at the family residence at 11 a. m. today by Rev. E. N. Ware, pastor of the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The attendance at the funeral was quite large. The interment was in Forest drove cemetery.

[Kemery, Fannie Cates]

Bedford Daily Republican

Saturday      November 9, 1901     [p. 1]

The Obsequies

The attendance of friends at the funeral of Mrs. Fannie [Cates] Kemery in Jackson Township yesterday was very large. The services were conducted at the family residence at, 11 a. m.

Rev. E. N. Ware spoke from the words ''The Master is Come and Calleth for Thee," John 11:28. As stated in yesterday's issue Mrs. Kemery had been sick several weeks. There were six lady pallbearers. The interment was in Forest Grove cemetery.

[Roe, Ann Dalton]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      October 9, 1924      p. 4


Ann Dalbon [Dalton] was born Oct. 13, 1839 near Oxford, New York. At the age of eight years she moved with her parents to a farm near Chicago, Ill., and later to Strawberry Point, Iowa, where she met and was later married to James H.[arvey] Roe.

To this union three children were born, Marion M. [artendall], who preceded his mother ten years ago; Milo W. [atson] who resides near Gary and Mrs. Manford Cowen [Mary Emeline] of Fort Morgan. She also leaves to mourn her departure, seventeen grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

A greater part of her married life was spent on a farm near Hopkins, Mo. Since the death of her husband, Sept. 9, 1905, she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Manford Cowen, who came to Fort Morgan in 1918.

August 1 she met with the accident that caused her demise Oct. 7, 1924.

Grandma Roe has left us but she left us much she couldn’t take from us. The example of her sweet patient Christian life.

Her son and daughter accompanied her body to Bedford for burial.

The body arrived in Bedford on Wednesday and was taken to Eagle church where funeral services were conducted by O. S. Boyer at 2 o'clock. Interment in New Hope Cemetery.

[Note: The same obituary was published in the Bedford Free Press October 9, 1924, p. 1 with the addition of the following introductory paragraph:


Mrs. Jas. Roe died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Manford Cowen [Mary Emeline], at Ft. Morgan, Colo., October 7th, 1924, after several weeks of illness caused by an accident. The body was brought here for burial, arriving Wednesday, October 8th. It was taken to the Eagle church south of Bedford immediately and services were conducted by Rev. O. S. Boyer at 2 o'clock that afternoon. Interment was in the New Hope cemetery.

[Roe, James Harvey]

Bedford Times-Republican

Tuesday     September 12, 1905     p. 7

A Long Life Ended

James H. [arvey] Roe died at the home of his son, Milo [Watson] Roe, in Independence Township, Nodaway County, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 9th, at 11 o'clock a. m., of heart disease, aged 88 years, 3 months and 13 days.

Although Mr. Roe lived in Missouri, he was well known in this county, his home being less than seven miles south of Bedford. He has lived there many years, and was honored and respected by all.

The funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the new Christian church near Eagle schoolhouse, conducted by Rev. Rhoads, assisted by Rev. Wm. Cobb. Interment at the Allison cemetery.

[Roe, James Harvey]

Bedford Times-Republican

Friday    September 15, 1905     [p. 1]


Died at the home of his son on the Missouri State line seven miles south of Bedford on Saturday morning Sept. 9th, 1905, Jas. H. [arvey] Roe aged 88 years, 3 months and 13 days. Deceased was born in the state of Michigan where he resided until the early 50s when he came to Iowa, settling in Delaware county where he lived until 1868 when he removed to the home in which he died. He was twice married, the first union being consummated in 1836; of this marriage ten children were born, six of whom survive him. His first companion died in 1857. In 1859 he was again married to Anna Dalton who survives him; of this union there were three children all living. Besides the members of his own immediate family, one brother, five sisters and a host of other relatives and friends mourn his loss.

Brother Roe embraced the religion of Christ by a public profession of faith and obedience to the gospel in 1842 and for sixty-three years walked with God by the illuminations of an unfaltering faith in Christ.

His hope of a future and immortal blessedness was ever a precious boon to him and [he] often talked of the glory that was awaiting him over there. For many years he had been afflicted with a disease of the eyes, which seriously affected his sight, and for several years has been entirely blind. Notwithstanding the loss of his sight he enjoyed the association of his friends and was ever happy in the worshiping assembly of the church and was loved and esteemed by all.

He was a liberal contributor to and was much interested in the erection of a new church edifice near his home, and when informed of its completion he expressed a hope of having the privilege of attending worship at least one time in the new house before his departure.

On Saturday morning he ate his usual breakfast meal, walked about the house for a time, and as a series of meetings were to begin that evening in the new house he remarked that if he felt as well on next morning he would be able to attend worship with his congregation in the chapel. He soon walked into his own room sank down on his bed when his spirit took its flight from the body and Brother Roe was dead.

It was the writer's privilege of becoming acquainted with the deceased fifty-two years ago in Delaware county, Iowa, and have ever recognized in him a devoted and faithful servant of Christ.

The funeral services were held in the new chapel near his home on Monday Sept. 11th at 2 o'clock p. m., conducted by A. J. Rhoades and the writer, was largely attended after which the remains were laid to rest in the Allison cemetery.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the lord."


[Roe, Marion Martendall]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     March 26, 1914     [p. 1]

Marion Roe Dead

Marion Roe died at his home Thursday morning at six o'clock after a short illness. He was 54 years of age. He leaves to mourn his death his wife and six children. They are Mrs. Tom Leonard, Mrs. Arlie Williamson, Walter Roe and two sons of Bedford and Bert of Sheridan, Wyo. No funeral arrangements been made at this time.

[Snyder, Leland Bryan]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     December 29, 1938     p. 8


Leland Bryan Snyder, son of J. [ohn] H. [amilton] and Jennie G. [atewood Varner] Snyder, was born July 22, 1898 at Bedford, Taylor county, Iowa, and died in an Omaha hospital, Thursday, Dec 22, at the age of 40 years and five months.

On Sept. 23, 1923 he was married to Miss Lela E. [dith] Talkington of Bedford. After their marriage they went to California, where they resided until 1929, when they returned to Bedford and then moved to Omaha, which city had since been their home.

He graduated from the Bedford High School with the class of 1918 and in September of the same year joined the S.A.T.C. He was in service three months with his companions from Bedford, Virgil Putnam and Baye Thompson. He united with the Baptist church at East Mission at an early age.

Surviving relatives are his wife and his aged mother; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie M. Jenkins of Omaha, Mrs. Carrie M. Cover of Bedford, Mrs. Mary W. Collins of Okmulgee, Okla.; and Miss Etta Snyder of Bedford; four brothers, John F. Snyder of Regina, Sask., Canada, Glenn W. Snyder and Clyde V. Snyder of Bedford, and William H. Snyder of South Gate, Calif. There are also twenty-seven nieces and nephews, two great nephews and one great niece. His father and one sister preceded him in death.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Bedford Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. Douglas Steffenson. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

[Sturm, May Hegwood]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      April 25, 1912     [p. 1]


May Hegwood was born in Peoria County, Illinois, April 9th, 1871, and died at her home near Lenox, Iowa, April 19th, 1912, aged forty-one years, ten days.

She was united in marriage to Charles Sturm, March 20, 1888 at West Hallock, Illinois. To this union three children were born: Martin, Lennie and the infant daughter, who with her husband survive her.

For four years they resided on a farm in Peoria County, Illinois, and in February 1892, they moved to Taylor County, Iowa, where she has resided continuously ever since.

Besides the husband and children she is survived by three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. T. J. Sturm of Sharpsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Eyre of New Market, Iowa, Mrs. Jessie Ernst of Chillicothe, Ill., Charles Hegwood of La Fayette, Ill., Frank Hegwood of Daley, Oklahoma, and E. E. Hegwood of Peoria, Ill.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Tuesday at 1:30 conducted by Rev. Hignett of Blue Grove.

Interment in Fairview cemetery.

[Sturm, May Hegwood]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      April 25, 1912     p. 5

Frank Cox and wife, of Conway, attended the Mrs. Chas. Sturm funeral in Lenox Tuesday.

Irving Sturm and wife, of Corning were in the city Tuesday, attending the funeral of Mrs. Chas. Sturm.