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Taylor County Republican, Thursday, February 9, 1882, [p. 1]

Ettie May, aged two and a half years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. [oseph] N. Alexander, of Mercer township, Adams county, died January 31st of membranous croup. The remains were deposited in the Lenox cemetery.



Adams County Free Press, August 18, 1898, p. 12

Barr---On Wednesday, August 8, 1898, at the home of her father, W. [illiam] F.[oster] Barr, six miles north-west of Lenox, Ia., after years of suffering and just twenty-four days after her mother's death, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Barr, aged 42 years, 5 months, 10 days.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, August 6, 1970, [p. 1]

Services For Former Resident

Mrs. Laura Beeman, 96, of Des Moines, died there Monday morning. Graveside services and burial were held in the Lenox cemetery Wednesday at 1 p. m.

Her late husband was Fountain Beeman. The family lived on a farm southeast of Lenox, but moved away about 40 years ago. Two daughters who survive live in Des Moines. There are no relatives in this area.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 31, 1932

Betty Jean Blake Dies

Little 20-Month-Old Girl Succumbs at Iowa City

Betty Jean Blake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Blake of Bedford, died at the hospital in Iowa City Wednesday of last week. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Betty Jean had been sick only a short time. Last week when she became worse she was taken to the hospital in Iowa City. She was twenty months old at the time of her death.

She is survived by her parents, a sister, Ruble Licile, a brother, Harmon Arthur and two grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Nickols and Mrs. Charlie Buzzard, both of the Hopkins vicinity.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, August 18, 1972, p. 16

Corning—James Bridgeman, 88, a former resident of the Lenox, Prescott and Corning areas, died at the Colonial Manor nursing home in Corning, Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Bridgeman was born May 3, 1884, the son of John and Margaret Shannon Bridgeman, in Wisconsin, moving to the Lenox and Prescott area as a child. He had farmed in Lenox until 1943 when he opened a plumbing shop in Prescott. He was married to Elizabeth Sullivan in 1915 and she preceded him in death in 1929.

He is survived by two sons, John A. of rural Corning, James P. of Valencia, Penn., one daughter, Margaret Grout of Greenfield, Colo., one brother Lee Bridgeman, of Lenox, three sisters, Elizabeth of Lenox, Alice of Corning, Mary of Denver, Colo., 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1:30 p. m. at St. PatrickÕs Catholic church in Corning with burial in the Calvary cemetery in Lenox. Father Lloyd Connolly will officiate. There will be a rosary service tonight at Rolands funeral home at 8 p. m.



Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, May 24, 1969, p. 10

John Bridgeman Dies Here at 77

John L. [ewis] Bridgeman, 77, a well-known retired plumber and pipe fitter, died at the Greater Community hospital at 10:30 p. m. Friday after a three-day illness. His home was at 301 south Walnut Street, where he had lived for many years with his sister, Alice.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday at St. Malachy's Catholic church here, Rev. Fr. George Spiegelhalter will officiate. Burial will be in the Lenox cemetery. The Rosary will be said at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at Coens home for Funerals.

John L. [ewis] Bridgeman was born at Lenox, June 8, 1891. He was the son of John and Margaret Shannon Bridgeman. He had never married.

Mr. Bridgeman had lived in and near Creston since 1920. He is survived by three sisters, Alice Bridgeman of Creston, Elizabeth Bridgeman of Lenox and Mary Bridgeman of Denver, Colo.; and two brothers, James Bridgeman of Corning and Leo Bridgeman of Lenox.

He was a member of St. Malachy's Catholic church. He had been very active for many years in the South Side Booster's club and had served as a trustee of the club for many years.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, May 26, 1969

Rites Today for John L. Bridgeman

Funeral services for John L. Bridgeman, who died Friday, were held at 10 a. m. today at St. Malachy's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. George Spiegelhalter officiated. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gene Hayner, Ray Wilson, Ed Hanrahan, Ed Scanlan, Lewis Utterback and Alfred Binning.

Mr. Bridgeman, 77, died at the Greater Community hospital at 10:30 p. m. Friday after a three-day illness. He was a retired plumber and steam fitter.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, March 12, 1971, p. 10

Earl C. Brown of Thayer Dies

THAYER – Earl C. Brown, 74, of Thayer, died at the Greater Community hospital at Creston at 7:45 a. m. today. He had entered the hospital on March 5.

Mr. Brown's body is at Coens Home for Funerals at Creston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

He is survived by his widow, Jessie, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Spencer of Creston.



Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, March 13, 1971, p. 7

Earl C. Brown Rites Monday

Funeral services for Earl C. [lifford] Brown, 74, of Thayer, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at Coens Home for Funerals here. Rev. Traveree Harrison, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be at Fair View cemetery at Lenox.

Mr. Brown died at Greater Community hospital at 7:30 a. m. Friday after a six-month illness with cancer.

He was born at Brentwood, Ark., Oct. 28, 1896. He was the son of Robert and Hannah Mishler Brown. He was married at Brentwood, Sept. 14, 1919, to Jessie Hutchens.

Mr. Brown moved to Iowa from Brentwood, Ark., in 1921. He had lived in the Lenox, Kent, Zion, Creston and Thayer communities since that time. He had retired from farming in 1970. He was a veteran of military service in World War I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his widow, Jessie; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Lila) Spencer, of Creston; a granddaughter, Earla Rea Shattuck of Creston; three great grandchildren; and a brother, Floyd D. Brown of Creston. He was preceded in death by a sister.

His family said a memorial fund is being established for the Cancer Society. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or at Coens furniture store.



Creston News Advertiser, Tuesday, March 16, 1971, p. 12

Earl C. Brown Rites Monday

Funeral services for Earl C. Brown, who died at the Greater Community Hospital Friday, were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Coens Home for Funerals. Rev. Traveree Harrison officiated. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery. Pallbearers were Delmer Brown, Darrell Brown, James Reynolds, Paul Spencer, Gary Spencer and Bill Harris. Mrs. Reed Kline, organist, played "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me." The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Afton conducted military rites at the grave.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, January 1, 1931, p. 4

Mrs. Horace Brown – Mrs. Horace Brown, 26 years of age, of the vicinity of Conway passed away at the Hospital in Maryville Christmas morning. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 11 o'clock, conducted by Al DeGrote, and interment was made at Lenox.

Florence Iva Sprouse was born near Lenox, Iowa, March 15th, 1904. While still a young child she moved from Iowa to North Dakota with her parents, where she made her home until two years ago, when she was united in marriage to Horace Brown of Conway. She leaves to mourn her demise her husband and infant son, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sprouse of Ellendale, North Dakota, and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Champion, also of Ellendale, besides a number of other relatives and a host of friends. At the age of fourteen years she yielded her heart and life to the Lord.



Adams County Union Republican, Wednesday, February 3, 1926, [p. 1]

Leslie Brown Is Dead

Shot Himself in Head While Mentally Deranged

Was Very Fine Young Man Worry Over Condition of His Small Son and His Own Health Caused Insanity

Leslie Brown, son of L. [ewis] D. [aniel] Brown and wife, of Corning, died last Wednesday at his home in Spencer, Iowa, from the effect of a bullet wound in his skull, inflicted while the young man was temporarily insane from worry over his own health and that of his six-year-old son. The body was brought to Corning and taken to Lenox, where funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Leslie was one of the fine young men Adams County has produced, and many friends in this community are saddened by his early demise. Sympathy with his parents and other relatives in this county is universal.

We last week mentioned that a report of the attempted suicide had reached Corning, but no further facts were available at that time. His father, L. [ewis] D.[aniel] Brown, and the young man's brother, Frank, immediately went to Spencer, where they found the report true. Leslie's wife said her husband had been worrying a great deal about the condition of their six-year-old son, who has a mental trouble, and also that Mr. Brown had been told by physicians that his own physical condition was such that it would be necessary for him to give up his position as traveling salesman for the Hippo-States Co., of Des Moines, jobbers of auto accessories. Mr. Brown had told his wife that he feared he was going crazy. On the morning of the day he committed the rash act he had been talking about his condition and his wife noticed that he was looking very bad and suggested getting a doctor. When she stepped to the telephone to call the physician Mr. Brown seized a revolver from a dresser drawer and ran into the yard, where he shot himself in the head. This was on Monday morning. The young man lived until Wednesday. The bullet from the gun entered the right temple about two inches above the ear and passed entirely through the skull.

Leslie was born at Corning, May 4, 1889, the son of L. [ewis] D. [aniel] and Josephine Brown. At the time of his death he was aged 36 years, 8 months and 23 days. He grew to manhood in this community and on May 7, 1918, was married to Miss Edith Black, of Lenox. Two children were born to this union, a son, Danny Bob, now aged six, and a daughter, Virginia Pearl, three months old. During the world war Leslie was in the aviation branch of the naval service. At the close of the strife he returned to his old position with the Hippo-States Co. as a traveling salesman for the firm, who esteemed him very highly. He moved with his family to Spencer, Iowa, to be near his territory, consisting of eleven counties in the northwest part of the state. The young man was doing well in a financial way—owned a nice home, unencumbered, and had some money out at interest.

Beside his family he leaves his parents, three brothers and a sister. They are Carl, of Des Moines; Frank, Roy and Miss Lulu, all of Corning.



Spencer News-Herald (Spencer, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1926, [p. 1]

Leslie H. Brown Dies As Result of Shooting Self; Buried at Lenox

Leslie H. [erman] Brown, 211 West First Street, Spencer, died about eleven o'clock last Wednesday night as the result of shooting himself in the head Monday morning of last week while temporarily deranged mentally. He failed to regain consciousness during the more than sixty hours he lived after the shooting, and for a time there were hopes for recovery, but he passed away Wednesday night.

A short prayer service was conducted at the Cobb Undertaking Parlors at four o'clock Thursday afternoon by the Rev. W. F. Hurst of the Christian church and the body was shipped that afternoon to Adams County, Iowa, the former home of the deceased. Mrs. Brown was unable to go because of the children and it was accompanied by L. [ewis] D. [aniel] Brown of Corning, and Carl Brown of Des Moines, father and brother of the deceased, and R.  [obert] F. [ulton] Black of Lenox, father of Mrs. Brown.

The body was first taken to the Brown parental home four miles south of Corning, where the deceased's mother, who is an invalid, viewed it and it was then taken to the home of Mrs. Brown's mother, Edgar Black, in Lenox. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Christian church in Lenox and interment was made in the cemetery there.

In addition to the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Brown who came the first of last week, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hubbard of Everly, distant relatives of Mr. Brown's father, were among those who attended the prayer services in Spencer Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Brown plans to go to Lenox and will make her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. [obert] F. [ulton] Black. She will rent the home on West First street and plans to leave there the first of next month.



Adams County Free Press, Friday, February 5, 1926, [p. 1]

Obituary – The news of the tragic death of Leslie Herman Brown of Spencer, Iowa was a great shock to his many friends and relatives of this community when the word was received here a week ago last Monday. After trying to take his life by shooting Monday the young man lingered until Wednesday, when he departed this life at the age of 36 years, 8 months and 23 days. The body was brought to Lenox for burial last Friday, the funeral being held at the Christian church Friday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Leslie Herman Brown, son of L. [ewis] D. [aniel] and Josephene [Josephine] Brown was born in Corning, Iowa, May 4, 1889 and died Jan. 27, 1926. May 17th, 1918 he was married in Creston to Miss Edith Black of Lenox. He served his country during the World War with the aviation branch of the naval service and remained in the service until the close of the war. Soon after the war he and his wife went to Spencer to make their home where they have since resided and where they had purchased a very comfortable home. He was employed as salesman for the Hippe-State Co., Des Moines jobbers for automotive accessories.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Daniel Robert aged six and Virginia Pearl, three months old. He is also survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. L. [ewis] D. [aniel] Brown and three brothers, Carl W. of Des Moines and Roy and Frank of Corning and one sister, Lulu Brown of Corning. Ill health is believed to have been the cause of the young man's act.

The many friends in this community extend sympathy to the sorrowing family and many people feel a personal loss in the death of this splendid young man. He was a fine type of young manhood, clean in habits, successful in business and devoted to his home.




Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, February 20, 1925, [p. 1]

Obituary – Bernice Adlin Butler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Butler, was born in Union County, Iowa, June 8, 1898, and departed this life in Lenox, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1925, at the age of 28 years, 8 months and 8 days.

She was married to Laverne Bush May 20, 1918, their home being on his farm near the Stringtown church.

Bernice united with the Presbyterian Church at an early age in life and after their marriage her membership was transferred to the Stringtown Federated church. She always took much interest in the Sunday school, Christian Endeavor and church work. She was stricken in health Oct. 17, 1922 and has been an invalid since that time, but a very patient sufferer.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband, father and mother, one brother, Edwin Butler, and one sister, Mrs. Claud Morris, besides many other relatives and a host of friends, because to know her was to find a friend.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Lenox Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Homer Caskey, assisted by Rev. Mitchell of Kent.

Interment in the Lenox cemetery.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, November 25, 1926, p. 4


Mr. and Mrs. Byron Butler and daughter received the news Friday that their cousin Howard Butler had passed away. He was buried on Monday.



Creston News Advertiser, Wednesday, December 16, 1959, [p. 1]

Charles B. Casey Dies Here at 83

Charles B. Casey, 83, a retired farmer, died at the Olson nursing home here at 12:55 a. m. today. He had been ill for two years.

Funeral services will be held at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev. Donald Beisswenger, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at Lenox. His body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for the services. The casket will not be opened after the services. His family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Thursday.

Charles B. [alser] Casey was born at Prescott, Dec. 25, 1875. He was the son of John and Mary Yagle Casey. He was married at Lenox, Jan. 29, 1902, to Cora B. [ell] Caldwell, who preceded him in death March 2, 1958.

Mr. Casey lived in the Prescott community until 1907. He had farmed in that community after his marriage until moving to a farm near Kent in 1907. He lived in the Kent community until moving to Creston in 1925. His home here was at 908 west Jefferson street.

Mr. Casey is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lura Bush of Creston, and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Violet, died in 1923.

He joined the United Presbyterian Church as a young man. For many years he was a trustee of the Kent Methodist church. He has been a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Creston for some time.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, December 18, 1959, p. 6

Rites Today for Charles B. Casey

Funeral services for Charles B. [alser] Casey, 83, were held at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here at 2 p. m. today. Rev. Donald Beisswenger, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which Mr. Casey was a trustee, officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery at Lenox. Casket bearers were T. A. Sanahan, Perry Bolton, Paul Jones, Glenn Schardein, Marshall F. Camp and Arthur Bishop. Mr. Casey died at Olson nursing home here early Tuesday.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Wednesday, May 9, 1923, p. 3

Obituary of Violet Casey

Violet Casey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. [harles] B. [alser] Casey born January 8, 1905 in Adams County, near Prescott, passed away May 4, 1923, at the Creston hospital.

She was a senior in the Lenox High school, having finished her work and ready for graduation, was not only a favorite in her class but in the entire school. She was full of life, bright and cheerful, ever radiating sunshine wherever she went. She was loved by all who knew her.

In her home the parents comfort and pleasure were ever considered. That splendid comradeship which means so much in family life existed here. Weekends were spent at home whenever the weather permitted. In her last illness when asked if she had any fear of going, she assured those near and dear to her that her life had been such that there was no fear. She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church at Kent.

Funeral services were from the United Presbyterian church at Lenox Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Marshal Hurbert and Rev. W. H. Beers. Interment at the Lenox cemetery.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, December 23, 1909, p. 8

H. A. Childs of Lenox Is Dead Passes Away at Creston Hospital After Failing Physically for Several Months

Lenox. --- H. A. Childs, prominent as a Lenox business man for more than thirty years, died Saturday evening in the Cottage hospital in Creston after suffering for weeks from a brain affection. The funeral services were held at the family home in Lenox Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. F. Fleisher, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Lenox, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hanscom, pastor of the Congregational church in Creston, who administered baptism and was with Mr. Childs during the closing days of his life. The Masons held ceremony at the grave, which was in Fairview cemetery. Having been a man well known to the children as well as to the older people of Lenox, the children were permitted to view the remains at the close of the home service.

Horace Augustine Childs was born in Bureau County, Illinois, May 2, 1854. As a young man he came to Lenox in 1875. The following year he was united in marriage with Emily Ingerham [Ingram] of this county. They were the parents of five children, Mrs. W. J. Clark of Lenox, Dr. H. [al] A. [ugustine] Childs of Creston, Mrs. Bonnie Maharry and Misses Gladys and Dorothy Childs of Lenox. The mother and son and daughters all survive, also one brother and four sisters.

During his third of a century in Lenox, Mr. Childs has been one of the best-known men of the community and has been looked upon not only as a substantial but as an enterprising factor of the community. As such the loss will be keenly felt in circles beyond that of the family.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, December 23, 1909, p. 2

Death of H. A. Childs

H. [orace] A. [ugustine] Childs, one of the most prominent citizens of Lenox, died last night at the Cottage hospital at 9:30. Mr. Childs passed away after an illness of over three months, during which time he suffered greatly. His death was due to a tumor on the brain. Every possible means was expended for his recovery but to no avail. Specialists from different parts of the country were called to his bedside but it was impossible to effect even a temporary cure. Dr. Capps, of Chicago and others who are prominent in the medical profession in the United States saw him during his illness, but at no time could any hopes be given to his anxious relatives and friends.

Mr. Childs was one of the old settlers of Lenox, being one of the first to settle in that city. He conducted a drug store over 30 years in that town and was widely known as a shrew[d], successful businessman. He was very wealthy and a man whose advice was frequently sought upon matters of great importance. He was the father of Dr. H. [al] A. [ugustine] Childs of this city. He had reached the age of 55 years and was a high Mason and Shriner.

His wife and all the children were at his bedside when his soul took its flight. They are Dr. H. A. Childs of this city, and Mrs. W. J. Clark, Mrs. George Maharry, Miss Gladys and Dorothy Childs, all of Lenox. His sisters are, Mrs. Mary Thurston, Mrs. H. O. Foster, of this city, Mrs. Emily Lewis, of Council Bluffs and also a sister in Denver, Colo.

A striking peculiarity is connected with his death in that it was just 5 years ago on exactly the same day, hour and minute that his brother-in-law, H. A. Foster, of this city died.

Mr. Childs' remains will be shipped to Lenox, Monday evening on the early train where the funeral will be held Tuesday. --- Sunday Creston American.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, May 24, 1923, p. 6


Anna Clark who has been ill the past several weeks, passed away Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Long.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, June 25, 1908, p. 8

Early last spring Benjamin Clark, living in North Dallas, fell from a load of fodder and was severely injured. His condition continued to grow worse and on Friday died. The remains were laid to rest Sunday at the beautiful Guss cemetery. He was a young man of excellent habits and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Clark. The deceased leaves a wife and one child, aside from his parents, to mourn his demise.



Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 10, 1932

F. Reed Clark Dies at Home of Sister

Had Been A Resident of Taylor County for 75 Years

F. [rancis] Reed Clark died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Free Allen in Bedford, Thursday morning. He had been in failing health for some time but was able to be down town on Friday, prior to his death. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Wetmore Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. M. R. Talley. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Mr. Clark was born in Frankfort, Ind., March 27, 1852. If he had lived until the twenty-seventh of this month he would have been eighty years of age. He came with his parents to Taylor County when about five years old and had made his home here since that time.

His father's family consisted of seven children, four sisters and three brothers, all of whom have preceded him in death except one sister, Mrs. Allen.



Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, December 2, 1971, p. 10

Ivan E. Clark dies here at 67

Ivan E. [Clark, 67, died in his sleep during the night at his home at 306 north Cherry Street. His death followed a lengthy illness.

He was a retired farmer and had farmed in the Lenox, Diagonal and Kent communities before moving to Creston in 1965. He had lived here since that time.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the McKasson funeral home here. Rev. J. Heber Miller, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at Lenox.

Ivan E. [verett] Clark was born in Ringgold County, March 8, 1904. He was the son of William H. [enry] and Mary [Elizabeth] Klingensmith Clark. He was married at Shenandoah, Dec. 24, 1930, to Frances Johnson.

Mr. Clark is survived by his widow, Frances; a son, Gene Clark of Creston, a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Dahlberg of Rockford, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lola Hansen of Marshalltown. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
[His tombstone gives his birth date as March 8, 1905.]



Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, December 4, 1971, p. 8

Rites today for Ivan E. Clark

Funeral services for Ivan E. Clark, 67, were held at 2 p. m. today at the McKasson funeral home here, Rev. J. Heber Miller, pastor of the First United Methodist church, officiated. Music was by Mrs. Harold Symonds, organist, who played "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Casket bearers were Fred Abell, Alvin Davenport, Virgil Hayes, Phillip Albaugh, Ora Grace and Lonnie Miller. Burial was in Fairview cemetery at Lenox.

Mr. Clark, a retired farmer, died in his sleep at his home at 306 north Cherry Street, Wednesday night after a long illness. He had farmed in the Lenox, Diagonal and Kent communities before moving to Creston in 1965.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, January 19, 1956, [p. 1]

At Clayton Funeral

Out of town relatives who came for the Roy Clayton funeral were Mrs Ronald Immel of Des Moines, Mrs James Keller of York Haven, Pa., Mr and Mrs Harold Clayton of Creston. Another nephew, Carroll Clayton, who teaches at Knoxville, was unable to come.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 1, 1917, p. 9

Frank Cochran Dead

Frank Cochran, young son of Jos. Cochran died Wednesday morning at Kenilworth hospital, Clarinda, following an operation for appendicitis in an attempt to save his life. He was taken ill the latter part of the week before, but the illness was not thought dangerous till the physician was summoned Monday. He was taken to Clarinda Tuesday but the case was too far advanced for a successful operation, and the end came Wednesday.

The many friends of the family extend their sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

The funeral was held at the home Thursday at 1 p. m. ---North Taylor Review.





Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, December 26, 1957, [p. 1]

Mike Connor, 88, Of Lenox Dies

LENOX—Michael S. (Mike) Connor, 88, of Lenox, died at 10 p. m. Tuesday at the Hotel Lenox where he made his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Bender funeral home in Lenox with Father Bonaventure of Corning officiating and burial in the Lenox cemetery.

Born in Bloomington, Ill., he moved to a farm east of Lenox when a small boy and farmed there until retiring about a week ago.

A bachelor he is survived by seven nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Clara Hullinger and Francis Connor, both of Bedford.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, May 6, 1915, p. 4

Old Resident Gone

Albert Cunningham, who has made his home of late with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Manroe, departed this life last Friday morning, funeral services being held the following day, Rev. F. C. McCallon officiating. Mr. Cunningham was one of the early residents of Lenox and with the exception of a few years spent at the home of a daughter in Des Moines, has made his home here since the early days of the town. The deceased had reached the age of 81 years, a longer span of life than is usually accorded man.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 14, 1979, p. 8

 Florence Dennis services pending

Arrangements are pending this Thursday for Florence Dennis, 85, who died this noon. She had been ill for several years.

She is survived by three children, Monna Newman of Clarinda, Maynard Stogdill of Colorado Springs, Co, and Blaine Stogdill of Des Moines, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, June 18, 1979, p. 8

Florence Dennis rites were held

Florence Mable Dennis, age 85, of 623 East Chestnut in Clarinda, passed away Thursday, June 14, at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. She was born January 19, 1894, at Lancaster, Mo., to John Thomas Jackson Neely and Sarah Coffman. She is survived by one sister, Harriate Derigo of Lancaster, Mo., sons Blain[e] Stogdill of Des Moines, Maynard Stogdill of Colorado Springs, Co., and one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Monna) Newman of Clarinda, Ia., three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Dr. J. D. Almes officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery, Lenox, Iowa. Casket bearers were George Moore, Warner Jones, Bob Lawson, Pedro Garcia, Ray Newberg and James Book.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, June 21, 1979, p. 8

Janet Stogdill returned to her home in Colorado Springs, Co. Monday, called here by the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Florence Dennis . . .





Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 10, 1932

Henry Fluharty, 72, Dies

Brother of Taylor County Resident Buried in Idaho

Henry Fluharty, 72, former resident of this county and brother of Charles Fluharty of east of Bedford, was buried at Lewistown, Idaho, Sunday of last week.

Mr. Fluharty was raised in the Conway community and lived on a farm near there until 26 years ago, when he moved west, settling on a ranch near Lewistown, Idaho.

His wife, now deceased, was a sister of the Chilcote brothers of this county.