Obituaries
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[Campain, Phillip Edwin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 4, 1981      p. 4

Phillip Campain, 16, Dies in Maryland

Funeral services for Phillip Edwin Campain, 16, Fallston, Maryland were held May 21 in the funeral home of Abingdon, Md., officiated by Dr. Joel F. Drinkard, Jr. of Calvary Baptist Church, Bel Air, and Rev. Thomas Harris of Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown. Phillip died suddenly May 17 in Fallston.

A student at John Carrol High School, he was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

A former resident of Allentown, Pa., he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Phillip is survived by his parents, Robert D. [ean] and Ruth [Elizabeth] Nance Campain; two brothers: Robert D. [ean] Campain, Jr. of King Salmon Air Force Base, Alaska and Douglas [Scott] Campain of Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Darla [Jean] Campain at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nance of Blanchard, Iowa and Mrs. Fonta Campain of Bedford, Iowa.

Friends were received at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home, Abingdon, Wednesday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown, PA, 18103.

[Chilcote, Alma Alvanelle Thompson]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 16, 1978      p. 6

Alma Chilcote Dies In St. Joseph, Mo.

Services were held Wed., Feb. 15 at the Mier Hoffer-Fleeman Chapel in St. Joseph, Mo., for Mrs. John (Alma A.) Chilcote, 89, of St. Joseph, who died in a St. Joseph hospital February 12, after a short illness. Burial was at the Lexington Cemetery in Bedford. Rev. Jay O. Purviance officiated.

Alma A. [lvanelle] Chilcote, daughter of John W. [illiam] Thompson and Anna [Jane] Daniels Thompson, was born in Conway, Ia. She formerly resided in Bedford and had lived in St. Joseph since 1941 where she worked and retired as a sales lady at Einbender's. Prior to that she managed a woman's dress store in Bedford.

She was a member of Huffman Memorial United Church in St. Joseph, Rebekah Lodge, Radiant Chapter Order of Eastern Star and Fortnightly. She taught piano and accordion lessons for many years and gave speech therapy lessons in her home up to a week before her death.

She is survived by two sons, [John] Merrill of St. Joseph and William M. [orris] of Fremont, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were a son, Kenneth G., who died in San Jose, Calif., in 1975 and her parents.

[Hough, Carl Boyd]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     July 19, 1945     p. 7

CONWAY

Former Resident Dies

Mrs. George Hough received word Sunday of the death of her son, Carl [Boyd] Hough, who died following a heart attack. His home was in Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were held in Los Angeles.

[He died in San Diego, California July 14, 1945. Source: California Death Records.]

[Hough, Carl Boyd]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     July 26, 1945     p. 7

CONWAY

OBITUARY-Carl Hough

Carl Boyd Hough of San Diego, Calif., died following a heart attack, July 14. He was the son of George and Anna Boyd Hough and was born Sept. 17, 1884 in Marshall township.

He was married to Hattie Myers in 1910. To them two children were born, Juanita G. and Dorothy A. of Los Angeles. His wife died May 26, 1944.

He is survived by the two daughters, his mother, Mrs. Anna Hough of Conway, one brother, Harry Hough of La Grande, Oregon, and one sister, Maude Gillett of Galesburg, Ill.

The funeral services were held at San Diego, California, July 17.

Mr. Hough graduated from the Conway High School in 1902.

[Hough, Carl Boyd]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday     July 26, 1945     p. 5

CONWAY

Carl Hough died following a heart attack. His home was in Calif. He was a former resident of Conway.

[Hough, Harry W.]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      March 18, 1948      p. 9

HARRY W. HOUGH DIES IN OREGON

Harry W. Hough, eldest son of George and Anna Boyd Hough, was born December 26,1882, and passed away March 13, 1948, very suddenly of a heart attack at his home in La Grande, Oregon, where he had spent the greater part of his life. He was married December 23, 1906, to Miss Mable Sargent, who passed away September 26, 1942. They had four children, Donald and Glenn of La Grande, Oregon, and George and Velma Combs of Anatone, Washington, who with 11 grandchildren survive him; also his sister, Maud Gillette of Galesburg, Illinois, and his mother. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Carl. He graduated from, Conway high school in 1900.

[Hough, Harry W.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 18, 1948     p. 2

CONWAY

Obituary - Harry W. Hough

Harry W. Hough, eldest son of George and Anna Boyd Hough, was born Dec. 26, 1882 and died Saturday, March 13 very suddenly of a heart attack at his home at La Grande, Oregon, where he had spent the greater part of his life, mostly on a farm.

He was married Dec. 23, 1906 to Miss Mable Sargent, who died Sept. 26, 1942. They had four children, Donald and Glenn of La Grande, George and Velma Combs of Anatone, Wash., who with eleven grandchildren survive. Also his mother, Mrs. Anna Hough and his sister, Maude Gillett of Galesburg, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Carl.

He graduated from the Conway High School in 1900.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday     April 9, 1919     [p. 1]

OLD AND VALUED CITIZEN PASSES away

Jeremiah Hough an old and respected citizen of Bedford passed away Sunday at his home in northwest Bedford, having reached the age of eighty-four. The funeral services were to be Wednesday afternoon but were postponed on account of the rainy weather.

Mr. Hough was a native of Pennsylvania and when a young man removed westward to Iowa, locating in Taylor County in 1873. He was married in Davis County, this state, to Miss Elizabeth Brown, also a native of Pennsylvania. Following his marriage he engaged in farming in Iowa for several years and then removed to Missouri.

At the time of the Civil War he responded to the country’s call for aid, enlisting in defense of the union cause and continuing at the front for more than three years. His wife died while he was in the army. After the war he returned to Iowa, locating in Monroe County. He was again married in 1866 to Miss Susan Cooper of Mercer County, Mo., who survives her husband.

They lived for five years in Monroe County and then removed to Taylor County, settling in Marshall Township, where he purchased land and opened up a new farm. Upon that place he reared his family and as the years passed he transformed the property into a valuable place. A number of years ago he retired from the farm and came to Bedford to make his home.

The children who with the wife remain to mourn his loss are John W. Hough, Winfield, Iowa, George W. Hough, Conway, Iowa, Mary [Elizabeth] Pitman, Grandview, Washington, Thomas E. Hough, Cushing, Okla., and Dr. Warren J.[eremiah] Hough who is on his road home from France, somewhere in the United States.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday     April 9, 1919     [p. 1]

From Grandview Washington

Mrs. Fred L. Pitman arrived in Bedford Monday from her home in Grandview Wash, called by the death of her father, Jerry Hough.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday     April 9, 1919     [p. 1]

From Winfield, Iowa

John Hough came from his home in Winfield, Iowa, last week called hereby the illness of his father, Jerry Hough.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday     April 9, 1919      p. 5

Thomas Hough arrived in Bedford Tuesday from his home in Cushing, Okla. called by the death of his father Jerry Hough.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday     May 21, 1919     p. 5

Mrs. F. [red] L. Pitman returned to her home in Grandview Washington, Monday noon. She was called to Bedford, by the death of her father, Jerry Hough and had been visiting for several weeks with her mother.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      April 10, 1919      [p. 1]

Jeremiah Hough Dead

Another One of Taylor County's Best Citizens Gone

After an extended illness, which had reached the acute stage only the past week, Jeremiah Hough, one of the county's best citizens, passed away at his home in Bedford Sunday. Mr. Hough has not been in good health for some time but his condition had not been considered critical until the past week.

The funeral was to have been held Wednesday and the interment in the old Lexington cemetery, but owing to the condition of the roads and the impossibility of reaching the cemetery it has been postponed until the roads become possible. The obituary of this good man will be published next week.

[Hough, Jeremiah “Jerry”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday      April 17, 1919     p. 8

Obituary of Jeremiah Hough

Jeremiah Hough, born Nov. 3, 1834 in Westmorland County, Pa. In 1856 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Brown in Davis County, Iowa. To this union two sons were born, John W. Hough and George W. Hough. She departed this life in 1864. He was again married in 1866 to Susanna Cooper in Mercer County, Mo.

Mr. Hough enlisted as a volunteer in Co. D, 2nd Missouri cavalry in July 1861, and served in this company until 1865.

With his family he moved to Monroe county, Iowa, in 1868, where he engaged in farming.

In 1873 they came to Taylor County, where they lived continuously until his decease. In 1898 he retired from the farm and with his wife came to Bedford, where they had purchased a home.

He was a member of the G. A. R. and the Masonic order.

In 1916, he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Bedford and a large company of friends and neighbors were present to celebrate the occasion.

After a short illness he passed away Sunday evening, April 6th, 1919, aged 84 years, 5 months and 3 days.

He leaves to mourn his departure the wife, Mrs. Susanna Hough, one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. [lizabeth] Pitman, Grand View, Wash., and 4 sons: John W. Hough Winfield, Iowa; Geo, W. Hough, Conway, Iowa; Thomas B. Hough, Cushing, Okla., and Dr. Warren J. Hough, Tacoma, Wash.; (now returning from France) He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary McCracken of Missouri and Mrs. Dora Galbraith, Winterset, Iowa.

The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church April 10, at 2 P. M. The service was conducted by Rev. J. A. Currie, after which the Masonic service was read. Interment was made in the Lexington cemetery.

[Hough, Mabel Sargent]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      October 1, 1942      p. 7

CONWAY

Mrs. Harry Hough Dies

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. George Hough that Mrs. Harry Hough [Mabel Sargent] of Anatone, Wash., had died September 26 at her home there.

[Litteer, Cleveland Ohio “Cap”]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      July 22, 1926      p. 5

Obituary, C. O. Litteer

Cleveland O. [hio] Litteer was born Mar. 29, 1857, near Conway, Iowa, and died July 31 1926, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The, funeral service was held at the home of his brother, M. [iles] H. Litteer in Conway, Iowa, last Friday afternoon and interment was made at Lexington cemetery. Rev. Cunningham had charge of the services.

He grew to manhood in and near Conway. He was married to Emma Bringgold at Red Wing, Minn., on October 3, 1878 and to this union seven children were born, five boys and two girls, Earl [Jacob], Charles, Roy, Dolly, Adeline, John [Logan] and Jay. Two children, Charles and John [Logan] proceeded him in death and his wife died in December 27, 1915.

He is also survived by one brother, and three sisters, M. [iles] H. Litteer and Mrs. Lock Campbell [Clara] of Conway, Iowa, Mrs. Klingensmith  [Sylvina] of Creston, Iowa, Mrs. George Daniels [Olive] of Bedford.

He moved with his family to Choctaw, Oklahoma in March 1897 where he resided until the time of his death. He was made a member of the Masonic lodge at Conway, Iowa and later demitted to Choctaw, Oklahoma.

[Litteer, Mansfield O.]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      March 2, 1905      p. 7

Mansfield Litteer Accidentally Killed

Mansfield Litteer, son of Josiah Litteer, was killed in Kansas City last Friday night by a switch engine. He was a conductor, and was going out on a regular run. G. [eorge] F. Daniels, a brother-in-law went to Kansas City and brought the body back to Conway. Interment in Lexington.

[Litteer, Mansfield O.]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     March 2, 1905      p. 3

Death of Mansfield Liteer

From Saturday's Daily

A message was received today conveying the sad intelligence of the death of Mansfield Liteer [Litteer] at Kansas City today. The body will be brought here and buried at Lexington cemetery Mr. Liteer [Litteer] was the son of Josiah Liteer [Litteer] and was well known in this community, having several brothers, sisters and other relatives residing here. The deceased was a railroad conductor and was killed by the cars.

[Litteer, Mansfield O.]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     March 2, 1905       p. 8

Funeral Of Mansfield Litteer

The funeral of Mansfield Litteer was held at the M. E. Church at Conway yesterday at 9:30 a. m., conducted by Rev. Coe. The attendance was very large. The deceased formerly lived near Conway, and had many friends who were present at the funeral to pay their last respects to him whose life had ended so suddenly and to show their sympathy with the sorrowing relatives. Interment was made at Lexington cemetery.

[McCollaugh, Earl]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday     August 22, 1990      p. 5

EARL McCOLLAUGH

Services for Earl McCollaugh, 94, were held at Sharpsburg Methodist Church August 20, 1990 officiated by Rev. James Hickman, Rev. Ward Campbell and Rev. Alfred Hunter. Military honors were conducted by Bedford American Legion. Burial was at Lexington Cemetery, rural Taylor County, Iowa. Mr. McCollaugh died August 16, 1990 at Bedford Manor.

Earl McCollaugh, son of Anthony Fisher McCollaugh and Mary Jane Swindel, was born on a farm near Lenox, Iowa on December 3, 1895. He lived in the Lenox-Sharpsburg area where he grew to maturity and attended public school. He started in his life profession as a mechanic in 1915 with Walter Sweigard.

He served his country in the Army during World War I from September 1918 to April 1919 as a sergeant with the Motor Transport Corp.

On July 2, 1927 he was united in marriage to Mary Grace McAuley at Corning, Iowa. They lived in Kent, Iowa moving to Sharpsburg, Iowa in June 1942 where they continued to reside.

To this  union one son, Howard Earl, was born.

He was engaged in his chosen profession as a mechanic all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Grace, one brother and one sister.

Left to cherish his memory are son, Howard and his wife Kathleen; grandchildren, David McCollaugh, Roger McCollaugh and Debbie McCollaugh; great grandchildren, Jesse McCollaugh and Rebecca Snyder.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.

He was a kind and considerate father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

[McCollaugh, Mary Grace McAuley]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday     January 10, 1990     p. 6

MARY GRACE McCOLLAUGH

Funeral services for Mary Grace McColIaugh were held Thursday, January 4, 1990 at the Sharpsburg Methodist Church with James Hickman and Ward Campbell. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery, rural Taylor County, Iowa.

Mary Grace McColIaugh, daughter of Hugh McAuley and Mary Elmetta Parry was born at Kent, Iowa July 25, 1891 and departed this life January 1, 1990 at Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa at the age of 98 years, five months, seven days.

She lived in Dent, Oklahoma for a short time and returned to Kent, Iowa where she grew to maturity and attended the public school.

On July 2, 1927 she was united in marriage to Earl McColIaugh at Corning, Iowa and they lived in Kent, Iowa moving to Sharpsburg, Iowa in June 1942 where they continued to reside.

To this union one son Howard Earl was born.

She was a housewife all her married life.

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

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Earl; son Howard and his wife Kathleen; grandchildren, David McColIaugh, Roger McColIaugh and Debbie McColIaugh; great grandchildren, Jesse McColIaugh and Rebecca Snyder.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Mt. Ayr, Iowa.

She was a kind and considerate mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

[Porter, Anna Mae Clayton Cochran]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 4, 1981      p. 4

Anna Mae Porter, 88, Final Rites Were Held May 28

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph W. (Anna Mae) Porter, 88, of Clearfield, held May 28 in the United Methodist Church in Clearfield, were conducted by Pastor Kevin Hoffman. Mrs. Porter died in her home in Clearfield May 26, 1981. Interment was at Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, Iowa.

Anna Mae, youngest daughter of [James] Wilbur and Eliza Burns Clayton, was born near Berwick, Illinois on November 20, 1892.

When a young girl, she moved with her parents, two sisters, and two brothers, all of whom preceded her in death, to a farm north of Clearfield.

She attended the Clearfield Public School. On March 4, 1914 Anna was united in marriage to Homer W. [esley] Cochran and to this union one daughter, Helen Kathryn, was born.

In December 1927, Homer died and Anna and Helen moved to Clearfield. After a time, Anna was employed by the Clearfield Telephone Exchange.

On March 2, 1931, she was united in marriage to Ralph W. [illiam] Porter and to this union was born one daughter, Leann Ruth. They lived on a farm southwest of Clearfield. After Ralph died in December of 1970, she moved to Clearfield again and spent her remaining years. Anna was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters; Helen McMath and her husband, Dwight; Leann Baker and husband, Carroll; six grandchildren: Paul Roger Whitmore and wife, Maxine of Stuart, Iowa, Ann Driskell and husband, Dave of Creston, Barbara Scott and husband, Fred of Sharpsburg, Craig Baker and wife, Markeeta of Clearfield, Sherri Doggett and husband, Dennis of Seymour, Iowa, and Sheila McMath of Clearfield; 12 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives, and friends.

[Slagle, Charles Wesley]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 4, 1981      p. 4

Charles Slagle, 90, Last Rites Held In Colorado

Funeral services for Charles Wesley Slagle, 90, were held May 27 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colorado. Officiating was Rev. Henry Russell of the Fort Lupton, Colorado Assembly of God Church. Mr. Slagle died May 23, 1981, at Glendale Heights Community Hospital in Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Mr. Slagle was a resident of Taylor County for several years and was an uncle of HK Russell of Bedford.

Charles was born near Ravenwood, Missouri, in Nodaway County on August 10, 1890, to Rile and Louie B. Campbell Slagle.

On March 20, 1913 he married Ella Cecil Firth in Jackson Township, Taylor County, Iowa. They moved to Texas in 1915. There were three children: Clyde, Ruth, and Jessie, born to this union. Ella Cecil died July 19, 1918 shortly after the death of her infant son, Jessie, and both were buried in Plainview, Texas. A son, Clyde, died in Jackson Township, Taylor County, Iowa in 1936.

Charles married Bessie Hart Petit on December 5, 1923 in Ottawa, Kansas. They had four children: Ryle, Earl, Opal and James. Bessie died August 14, 1967 and was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colorado.

Charles farmed in Iowa, Texas, and Kansas. He also worked as a Stationery Engineer at Kansas City, Missouri and at the Condensery and Ice Plant at Garnett, Kansas; in a Sugar Factory, at the College and Creamery in Fort Collins, Colorado; and at a dairy in Idaho.

After Charles retired, he lived near or with his children.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Sam Adams; wife, Cecil, and their two sons; wife, Bessie, and step-daughter, Lela Mae Magnuson; sister, Bertha Russell; and a half-brother, Clifton Adams.

He is survived by daughters: Mrs. Dwight (Ruth) Pratt of New Market, Iowa and Mrs. Dean (Opal) Ausman of Brighton, Colorado; sons: Ryle of Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Earl of Fort Collins, Colorado, James of Sandy, Oregon and their spouses; half-brother, Woodrow Adams, of Kansas City, Missouri; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.