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Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, March 17, 1938, p. 7


Former Resident Dies Geo. W. Churchill Succumbs In Idaho Falls Hospital

Mrs. G. L. Brookman received a telegram Saturday from Idaho Falls, Idaho, stating her brother, Geo. W. Churchill had passed away Friday in a hospital there. The body was returned to Lenox, their old home, and funeral services were held Wednesday, March 16, conducted by the Lenox I. O. O. F. Lodge. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, March 24, 1938, p. 5

Life Story of G. W. Churchill

The following story, taken from an Idaho Falls, Idaho newspaper, tells of the life of G. W. Churchill whose body was brought here for burial last week.

G. [eorge] W. Churchill, 90, familiar character seen on Idaho Falls streets the past 14 years riding a motorcycle or peddling a bicycle as he sold household food supplies, died late Friday afternoon in a local hospital. In earlier years he used a motorcycle but the last two or three years he used a bicycle.

Up until last November residents of this city often observed the aged man as he delivered his wares from house to house. An attack of influenza early in the winter forced him from his duties, which took him to all sections of the city riding a special three-wheeled bicycle contrivance. He had been in the hospital here the past two weeks.

He was born June 27, 1848, in Mentor, Ohio. When seven years of age he moved with his parents to Iowa. At the age of 16 he joined the Civil war militia. He tried to enlist in the army but was turned down because of his small stature. After the war he resumed his schoolwork and was graduated from Burlington college in Burlington, Iowa. He then taught school for four years and from 1902 to 1915 served as a mail carrier. Coming to Idaho Falls in 1915 he launched upon his food products line that won him many friends as well as customers.

He was of the Baptist church faith and had belonged to the I. O. O. F. 55 years.

Surviving are four daughters and two sons: Elmer Churchill, Greeley, Colo.; Glen Churchill, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J. P. Coss, Colton, Calif.; and June Churchill, Mrs. Joe Wood and Mrs. Bert Wood, all of Idaho Falls; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Idaho Falls and the body was brought to Lenox where services were held at the Barber Funeral home. Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.



Taylor County Republican, Thursday, April 15, 1880, p. 2

Died On Saturday, April 10, of consumption, Mrs. Geo. W. Churchill, aged 32 years and 10 months.

Mrs. Churchill had resided in Lenox about four years and during that time had proven herself an exemplary character, beloved by all who knew her. Her health began to fail some two years since, and at last that dread disease, consumption, done its work. She leaves a husband and three small children, parents, and other relatives, besides many kind friends to mourn her loss. She had selected Rev. 14:13 as the basis of her funeral discourse and requested Rev. Morrow to officiate. She was interred in the Lenox cemetery, the funeral taking place from the Presbyterian church on Sabbath at eleven o’clock, Rev. Morrow assisted by Rev. DeLong officiating.



Clarinda Herald Journal, Thursday, March 16, 1972, p. 10

Friday funeral for G Dennis

Funeral services for George Dennis, 60, of Clarinda, will be held at 2 pm Friday at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, with Dr J D Almes officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 till 8 pm this Thursday evening at the Lavelle Funeral Home.

Burial will be at 4 pm at Fairview Cemetery at Lenox and graveside services will be conducted by Tremont Lodge No 343 AF&AM at Lenox.

Casket bearers will be Francis Sallee of Coin, Curtis Webb of Clarinda, Jack Ambrose of Gravity, Clyde Davis, Melvin Williams and Darrell Reynolds all of Lenox. The organist will be Mrs. Helen Hoskinson. At the register books will be Mrs. Lewis Howard and Hyldred Haarstick. The ushers will be Edwin Ratashak and Richard Schooling.

He was born Sept 12, 1911 at Guss, the son of Mr and Mrs Harvey Dennis. He moved with his family at the age of five to the Lenox area. He married Monna Stogdill, June 6, 1937 at Bedford and they farmed in the Lenox area until 1962 when they moved to Clarinda. He was employed at the Mental Health Institute for nearly eight years. He died Wednesday noon at the Municipal Hospital after an extended illness.

He was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church and a member of Tremont Lodge No 343 AF&AM at Lenox.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity United Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife Monna, special ed teacher at Clarinda junior high and one daughter, Mrs. James (Vickie) Book of Red Oak. One sister, Mrs. Pauline Beck of Reinbeck, and two grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter in 1951.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Saturday, August 14, 1926, p. 3

---Mrs. Ollie Thompson and son, Vernon, of Marshalltown, spent the day in this city at the home of Mrs. Thompson’s uncle, C. Wurster, of South Maple Street. They are enroute to their home after being called to Lenox by the illness and death of Mrs. Thompson’s mother, Mrs. Katherine Eberle, who died Tuesday morning at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mr. Hanson of Russell officiating. Burial took place at the Fairview cemetery at Lenox.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, July 17, 1953, [p. 1]

George Einfeldt Dies Thursday at 63

Diagonal—George Einfeldt, 63, died at 6 p. m. Thursday at the Greater Community hospital following an operation.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Diagonal Methodist church with the Rev. Tom King officiating. The body is now at the Crew funeral home.

Surviving Einfeldt are his wife, Mary, a son, Boyd of California, and a brother, Lloyd of Omaha, Neb.




Lenox Time Table, Thursday, January 23, 1936, [p. 1]

Mrs. David Ferris Died Tuesday Morning

Mrs. David Ferris, 80, died at Maryville, Mo., early Tuesday morning, according to word received by the Ed Orr family Wednesday. The body will be brought to Lenox and funeral services will be held here Thursday.


Maryville Daily Forum, Tuesday, January 21, 1936, [p. 1]

Mrs. Susan Farris Dies Here at Age of 80 Years

Mrs. Susan Ellen Farris, widow of the late David Farris and a resident of Maryville for thirty years, died at 5 o'clock this morning at her home here following an illness of three weeks. She would have been 80 years old March 9.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Campbell's funeral home conducted by Rev. V. C. Clark, pastor of the First M. E. Church. Burial will be at Lenox, Ia.

Susan Ellen Willis was born March 9, 1856, near Cora in Sullivan County, Missouri, the daughter of William and Margaret Willis. She moved with her parents to Lacona, Ia., and was married to David Farris at Newburn [Newbern], Ia., December 7, 1879. Mr. Farris died August 12, 1931.

When a young woman, Mrs. Farris joined the Christian church, being baptized in a river. Thirty-five years ago she joined the Methodist church in Iowa with members of Mr. Farris' family and when she came to Maryville thirty years ago joined the First M. E. Church here.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laura Beeman, Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Elmer Reynolds, Maryville; four grandchildren, Mrs. William Warner and Mrs. Lloyd Alm, Des Moines, Ia.; Harold and Theodore Reynolds, Maryville. A son, Bonnie C. Farris, died November 11, 1930.
[Note:  The last name is spelled Ferris on her headstone.]



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, November 7, 1963, p. 4

A Tribute to Lizzie Finn

The citizens of Lenox lost a true friend and a coveted neighbor with the passing of Miss Lizzie Finn from the local scene in September. Her interest and concern for young and old, friend or acquaintance, were abundant and true. She was a gracious exponent of the generous art of giving and in return she earned her most prized possession in the love and respect of all who knew her. She was interested in her church affairs, in community affairs, and most especially in the lives of those with whom she became most concerned—several generations of Lenox children, whether it be as teacher or in later years in the modern vocation of “baby-sitting.”

She continually gave, both of herself [and] of what she could do. Her fame was well deserved for the many doughnuts, loaves of bread and jars of mince meat dispensed from her kitchen through the years; for the tidy hot pads she made by the score (and in her last years for the colorful afghans as well); and perhaps most especially for her poetry. Lizzie Finn, Poetess Inc., became a rather famous signature, and her humor most evident in the many stanzas composed in the beautiful penmanship, which remained exact throughout her lifetime.

The joy of having known Lizzie Finn will remain with many. The facts of her life are as follows.

Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Finn was born Sept. 23, 1875, the only daughter of Richard and Mary Ann Brown Finn, who were also the parents of seven sons. The family farmed east of Lenox before moving into town to the home on East Nebraska Street where Lizzie spent most of her life. She graduated from Lenox high school and taught in the local rural schools a number of years. She also assisted in the raising of the three children of her brother, Patrick.

A life-long member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, she served for a number of years as local correspondent for the Catholic Messenger and was a faithful member of the Altar Society.

She kept her own home until the spring of 1959, when it became impossible for her to live alone. She passed away Sept. 16, 1963 in Lenox. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church the morning of Sept. 18, with her nephew, Msgr. Cecil Finn of Tulsa, Okla., offering the requiem High Mass and Fr. Stephen Kane delivering the sermon. Rosary was said the previous evening at Bender’s Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Leo Ryan, Ray Cheese, Sam Wurster, George Sweeney, Leo Bridgeman and Raymond Miller. Interment was in St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Survivors include one brother Ambrose J. Finn of Jefferson and a number of nieces and nephews.



Creston News Advertiser, Tuesday, April 12, 1938, p. 6

Services for Ella Fitzgerald, 70, were held at the Lenox Catholic church Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. Miss Fitzgerald had been in fading health for a number of years. At her home in St. Louis, Mo., for the past one and a half years she has been confined to her bed, having suffered a stroke at that time.

One sister of Kansas City, Mo., two nieces and four nephews survive.

Three brothers, F. J. [John Franklin] and T. [homas] E. [dward] Fitzgerald of Kent and William Fitzgerald of San Diego, Cali., preceded her in death.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, April 14, 1938, p. 3


Funeral services for Miss Ella Fitzgerald, 70, were held at the Lenox Catholic church Saturday morning. Miss Fitzgerald passed away at her home in St. Louis after a year and a half of illness. A Kent resident for many years, she was a schoolteacher in early life but for the past 24 years she has lived in Missouri. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Katie Dalton of Kansas City, Mo., two nieces, Mrs. Anna Brenderer of Kansas City, Alice Fitzgerald of Des Moines, four nephews, James Dalton of Hutchinson, Kansas, Russel Fitzgerald of Dodge City, Kansas, Carl Fitzgerald of California and Howard Fitzgerald of Kent. She was preceded in death by three brothers, J. [ohn] F. [ranklin] Fitzgerald and T. [homas] E. [dward] Fitzgerald of Kent and William Fitzgerald of San Diego, California.

Friends and relatives attending the last rites of Miss Ella Fitzgerald in Lenox Saturday were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Riggs, Mrs. Warren Riggs, O. F. McIlravy, Ralph Westerbeck, Pete and Jack Brogan, Frank Francis, Mrs. Ambrose, Robert and Roberta, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fitzgerald, Mrs. T. E. Fitzgerald and daughter Alice, of Des Moines.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, July 29, 1935, p. 2

Funeral services for J. [ohn] F. [ranklin] Fitzgerald were held Friday morning, July 226, at St. Patrick’s church, Lenox, Iowa. Mr. Fitzgerald died at the home of his brother, T. [homas] E. [dward] Fitzgerald, Kent, on Wednesday, July 24, after suffering a long illness. The deceased was born on September 5, 1861 at Monroe, Wisconsin, and moved to Adams County, near Kent, in 1875, where he spent the remainder of his life with the exception of twelve years, which were spent in Arizona.

Two brothers, T. [homas] E. [dward] Fitzgerald, of Kent, and W. [illiam] J. Fitzgerald, of San Diego, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Dalton of Kansas City, Mo. and Miss Estella Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Mo., survive him.



Adams County Free Press, Thursday, June 25, 1936, p. 18

Obituary – Thomas Edward Fitzgerald, son of James and Mary Fitzgerald, was born at Monroe, Wisconsin, July 14, 1865, and died at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital at Council Bluffs June 20, 1936 aged 70 years, 11 months and 6 days. He was married to Ella Finch November 27, 1890, and to this union two children were born, Howard and Alice. The Fitzgerald home has been in the Kent vicinity for fifty-five years. Mr. Fitzgerald has always been highly respected by the entire community and will be greatly missed. His kindness and helpful spirit are well known by all his acquaintances. Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his death one brother, Will, in San Diego, California, two sisters, Mrs. Kate Dalton of Kansas City, Missouri and Miss Ella Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Missouri, other relatives and a host of friends.

In his early manhood, Mr. Fitzgerald confessed his faith in Christ and became a charter member of the Kent Methodist Episcopal Church of which he has always been a faithful and active member. A good man has gone to his reward.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Kent Methodist church and burial was made in Cromwell cemetery. Rev. Ida Roberts conducted the services.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, October 23, 1925, p. 3


This community was sorry to learn of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Haynes baby of Lenox Monday evening. Sympathy is extended. The mother will be remembered as Carrie Schaffer of Mercer Township.



Lenox Times-Table, Wednesday, March 3, 1999, p. 2

Mary Henderson – Funeral services for Mary Henderson, age 80, who died at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning on Friday, February 19, 1999, were held at 2 p. m. on Monday, February 22, 1999 at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox with Pastor Tim Maxa officiating.

Burial was held at the East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Services were conducted by the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Mary Henderson was born to J. [ames] D. [uncan] and Bessie Hoover Arneal on January 18, 1919 in Redding, Iowa. She grew up in the Redding area, graduating from the Redding High School in 1936. She attended Tarkio College earning a Teaching Degree.

She taught in Diagonal and Atlantic prior to her marriage to Guy Henderson on June 6, 1941 at the United Presbyterian Church in Redding.

Mary and Guy farmed near Clearfield before moving to a farm near Lenox in 1949 where she resided at the time of her death.

Mary was a long time member of the United Presbyterian Church and United Presbyterian Women. She had been a member of the Mayflower Federated Women’s Club; the Order of the Eastern Star; a past leader of the Platte Peppy Pals 4-H Club; Taylor County Republican Women and Iowa Pollettes.

Mary was very active in the community. She enjoyed sports and found time to be an enthusiastic Lenox Tiger and Iowa State Cyclone fan. She also enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Mary is survived by her four children, T. L. Henderson and wife Cheri of LaJunta, Colorado; Judith Ann Teig and husband Richard of Des Moines; William James Henderson and wife Nickie of Clearfield; Onette Kay Henderson of Des Moines; a brother James Arneal and wife Maxine of North Bend, Nebraska; and seven grandchildren, Ty, Cole, Brenda, Ellen, Clay, Grant and Paige.

She is preceded in death by her husband Guy in 1994, her parents, J. [ames] D.[uncan] and Bessie, a brother Howard, a sister in infancy.



Creston News Advertiser, Tuesday, May 10, 1949, [p. 1]

Former Resident Dies in Colorado

Word has been received here of the death of Frank Higgins, about 75, retired railroad conductor and former Creston resident, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Pueblo, with burial there.

He died suddenly Saturday morning of a heart attack. A daughter, Mrs. George Norris of Creston, left immediately for Pueblo.

Mr. Higgins lived in Creston for a number of years, particularly in the earlier years of his life. His wife preceded him in death.

Survivors in addition to Mrs. Norris are two other children, Mrs. Doris Burg [Burt] of Phoenix, Ariz., and Henry H. Higgins, a dentist, in Pueblo.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, May 23, 1949, [p. 1]

Committal Services For Parents of Local Woman Held at Lenox

Short private committal services were held at Lenox Friday afternoon for Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Higgins. Mr. Higgins died at Pueblo, Colo., May 6, at the age of 76. Mrs. Higgins died at Pueblo, March 21, 1938, at the age of 59. Both bodies had been cremated and their ashes were brought here. They were buried in the Higgins family lot in the Lenox cemetery. Rev. Ernest S. Worden, pastor of the First Christian Church in Creston, conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins were parents of Mrs. George Norris of Creston, Dr. H. G. Higgins of Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Stanley Burt of Phoenix, Ariz.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, November 29, 1929, [p. 1]

Henry H. Higgins, 87, Civil War Veteran, Dies At His Creston Home

Henry H. Higgins, 87-year-old Creston Civil war veteran, died at his home, 416 North Sycamore Street, early Thursday morning. He is survived by one son, F. L. Higgins of Pueblo, Col.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Arlena Norris, Creston; one brother, Frank, of Crawford City, Kans., and one sister, Mattie Higgins of Knoxville, Ill. Mrs. Higgins died in March 1925. Funeral services have not been completed.



Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, November 30, 1929, [p. 1]

Rites for H. H. Higgins Will Be Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Henry H. Higgins of Creston, who died Thursday, will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the First Christian church with Rev. J. N. Sours officiating. Burial will take place at the Lenox cemetery.



Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, December 5, 1929, p. 13

Henry H. Higgins, son of W. H. and Elizabeth Higgins, was born in Illinois, July 18, 1842. He resided in Illinois with his parents until 1865, when in November he was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Ferguson. Following their marriage, they removed to Iowa, settling near Lenox, where they resided for 10 years, later coming to Creston where Mr. Higgins had since made his home, having lived here continuously for approximately 50 years.

To this union three children were born. A daughter passed away in childhood and a son, Ernest of Peru, Ind., preceded his father in death last year. A son, Frank, resides in Pueblo, Col., and is left to mourn the loss of his father.

In addition to their own children, Mr. and Mrs. Higgins took a granddaughter, who is now Mrs. Arlena Norris, to rear, and to whom they gave all the advantages of an only daughter.

Mr. Higgins early in life gave his heart to Christ, and through the years was an active member of in the local Church of Christ. Mr. Higgins also heard the call of his country and at the time of the Civil War enlisted in Company G, 132nd Illinois Infantry. He served with honor and received the honorable discharge from the service of his country.

In addition to the son, Frank, and his wife and family, Mr. Higgins is survived by one brother, Frank, of Cawker City, Kan., and one sister, Miss Mattie Higgins of Knoxville, Ill. Mrs. Higgins preceded him in death in 1925. These, together with other relatives and many friends, are left to mourn his going.

Mr. Higgins had been in poor health for some time, and his frail body, in spite of tender care of relatives, gave up the task, and his spirit slipped away on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1929, having attained the age of 87 years.



Creston News Advertiser, Friday, March 25, 1938, p. 2

Rites for Mother of Mrs. Norris Are Held

Funeral services were held yesterday in Pueblo, Colo., for Mrs. F. [rank] L.[ester] Higgins, 59, mother of Mrs. George Norris of Creston. Mrs. Higgins died at her home there Tuesday following an extended illness. Mrs. Norris is in Pueblo.

Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Doris Burt of Coolidge, Ariz., and a son, Henry Higgins of Pueblo.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Monday, March 30, 1925, [p. 1]

Mrs. Sarah J. Higgins Died Sunday Evening

Mrs. Sarah J. Higgins, wife of H. [enry] H. Higgins, 416 North Sycamore Street, died Sunday evening at 9 o’clock at the family home. She was born Nov. 30, 1840, in Ohio and was 84 years old. She was one of the oldest residents of Creston, having made her home here for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Frank Higgins of Pueblo, Colo., and Ernest Higgins of Peru, Ind. and one granddaughter, Mrs. George Norris of this city.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made but will be announced later.



Creston Daily Advertiser, Saturday, April 4, 1925, p. 7

Sara[h] Jane Ferguson was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1840 and departed from this life March 29 at Creston, age 84 years.

Sixty years ago she was united in marriage to H. [enry] H. Higgins and to them three children were born, Frank of Pueblo, Colo., Ernest of Peru, Ind., and Myrtle who departed from this life 42 years ago.

She united with the First Christian church at Creston in 1878 and for 50 years had been a consistent member. She was loyal to her church.

The husband, two sons, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and a host of friends mourn their loss. Mrs. G. W. Norris, a granddaughter, has lived with Mother Higgins since infancy.

The funeral was held from the First Christian church at Creston and was conducted by Rev. H. H. Twyford of Kansas City. Interment in the Lenox cemetery.

The out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgins and granddaughter, Doris Beebe, of Pueblo, Col., and Ernest Higgins of Peru, Ind.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, April 30. 1942, p. 4

Former Lenox Resident Died in N Dakota  Body of Mrs. Sarah Joseph Brought Here For Burial

Mrs. Sarah E. Joseph, a former resident of Taylor County, died at her home in Grand Forks, N. Dak., Wednesday, April 22.

Funeral services were held at the Hanson-Anderson Mortuary in Grand Forks at 10 o’clock Friday morning conducted by Rev. T. Ross Hicks and Rev. Homer J. R. Elford, and the body was brought to Lenox Saturday afternoon for burial beside her husband who preceded her in death in 1925.


Sarah E. [lvira] Smith, daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith, was born September 27, 1869 in Knox County, Illinois and was aged 72 years, 6 months and 25 days at the time of her death.

When a small child she moved to Taylor County, Iowa with her parents, where she grew to womanhood.

December 25, 1890 she was united in marriage to L. W. [U.] Joseph. Three daughters were born: Mrs. Earl Bagley, Hecla, S. Dak.; Mrs. Floyd Green, Ellendale, N. Dak.; and Inez Joseph, Grand Forks, N. Dak.

She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. W. Murray, Merricourt, N. Dak.; and Mrs. J. A. Murray, Rockville, Mo.; and also three brothers, E. E. Smith, Ellendale, N. Dak.; E. F. Smith, Creston; and Lloyd Smith, Sheldon, Wisc.

She was a member of the Methodist church and was an active worker until poor health forced her to give up all activities.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, November 14, 1949, [p. 1]

LENOX—Meridith [Merida] Kinser, 76, died Wednesday at his home in Jackson, Miss. He was a former resident of Lenox. Services were held at the Arnold funeral home here Saturday morning, with Rev. Merwin Coad officiating. Surviving are his widow and one daughter. Burial was in Fairview cemetery here.

Adams County Free Press, Saturday, February 28, 1903, p. 5

G. [ilman] L. Lang of Lenox, who resided near Corning from 1871 to 1875, died recently at the age of 77 years. He was a member of the 4th New Hampshire regiment during the Civil War. Mr. Lang will be remembered by many of our old residents.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, October 9, 1909, p. 12


Mrs. Lang, once a resident of North Taylor, died at her home near Broken Bow, Neb., recently at the advanced age of eighty-five years. The remains were brought to Lenox and laid to rest by the side of her husband who preceded her to the better world about twelve years ago.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Wednesday, October 13, 1909, p. 12

Obituary – Friends were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Godfrey [Gilman] Lang, familiarly known as Grandma Lang, which occurred October 3, 1909, at her home in Broken Bow, Nebraska, at the age of 78 years. Deceased was born in Francistown, New Hampshire, in 1831, where she grew to womanhood and was married to Godfrey [Gilman] Lang. To this union three sons were born: George Lang, who died a number of years ago near Lenox; Horace and Warren Lang, who survive their parents, their homes being in Broken Bow, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Lang came to Adams County in 1871, residing on a farm four or five miles south of our city, known as the Abbey farm, for a number of years and later locating about a mile east of Lenox. About six years ago Mr. Lang passed to the great beyond and Mrs. Lang made her home in Broken Bow to be near her sons. The deceased united with the Methodist church when 16 years of age and was an active worker. During her long residence in Adams county Mrs. Lang made many friends who mourn her departure. The remains were taken from Broken Bow to Lenox Monday, October 4th, where a short funeral service was held in the U. P. church, conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson and interment was made in the Lenox cemetery beside her husband.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, June 30, 1910, p. 4

Obituary – Frank T. Layne

Frank T. Layne was born May 19, 1859, in Wisconsin and died at his residence in Lenox Saturday, June 25. He was married to Mary C. [atherine] Wilkin Dec. 24, 1880. To this union were born seven children, three of whom are living. He had been ill for four years with creeping paralysis. The funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday, at 3 o’clock by Rev. A. L. Davidson.



Creston News Advertiser, Thursday, July 23, 1964, [p. 1]

John Lillie, 70, Of Brooks Dies

CORNING---John Lillie, 70, a farmer near Brooks, died Wednesday evening at Rosary hospital here.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Roland funeral home with Rev. J. D. Lawrence officiating.

Surviving is his wife.

A memorial fund is being established.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, August 13, 1964, p. 2

John R. Lillie – John R. [ufus] Lillie, son of James William and Martha Osburn Lillie, was born Dec. 3, 1893 in Decatur County near Leon. The family lived in that vicinity until they moved to Shenandoah where John was employed in the nurseries.

On June 28, 1913 he was united in marriage to Ruth Williams and to this union one son, Yale, was born. The family began farming and lived in several communities in Taylor and Adams counties. Mrs. Lillie passed away October 21, 1943 at the farm home near Iveyville.

Mr. Lillie then purchased a farm nearby where he lived for several years. On July 3, 1946 he was married to Mrs. Bernice Pegg of Lenox. She passed away March 13, 1950.

On December 12, 1952 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Olive Walter and they established their home in Brooks. For several years Mr. Lillie was employed at the Mental Health Institute at Clarinda, resigning there after moving to the farm in 1957. He resided one mile southwest of Brooks at the time of his death on July 22, 1964. Death was caused by complications following major surgery.

Mr. Lillie was preceded in death by his son, Yale; one grandson, Richard; his parents; a brother, George. He is survived by his wife; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Lillie and one grandson, Allen of Clearfield; one sister, Mrs. Arvid Hadin of Missouri Valley; one brother, Jim Lillie of Lenox; half-sister, Mrs. Leo Williams of Laramie, Wyoming; half-brother, Fay Pullen of Pleasanton, Calif.; two step daughters; four step sons; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

John loved sports of all kinds and was a regular member of two bowling teams for several years. You could always depend on him to carry more than his share of any load, being a faithful worker and dependable neighbor. He worked hard but he also enjoyed leisure time activities and lived a full life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services were held from the Roland Funeral Home on July 25, 1964 at 10 a. m. with Rev. J. D. Lawrence officiating. Mrs. Joe Cook furnished music with the hymns “In the Upper Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Pallbearers were Robert Hansie, Donald Walter, Don Schaffer, James Hunter, James Goldsmith and Delmar Haley. Honorary pallbearers were members of Mr. Lillie’s two bowling teams. Mrs. Blanche Lund and Mrs. Ivan Heaton were flower bearers. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery.



Clearfield Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 1947, p. 2

Ed M. Lourie

The passing of E. M. Lourie last Thursday, closes another chapter in the pioneer history of this locality. Coming here as a young boy, he grew up while the country was developing. He learned from the earth the sturdy characteristic of honesty, thrift and industry, which are the foundation of our national integrity. Upright in all his dealings, he won the respect of all who knew him.

Edward M. Lourie, oldest son of Matthew and Elizabeth Armstrong Lourie, was born December 14, 1871 at Argyle, New York. The family came to Iowa in 1881, and after a few months located on the place two miles east of Clearfield, which is now his home. That and the present Blaine Robinson farm home were the only places he resided during the rest of his life. While a young boy he worked as water boy for the workers putting in the C. B. and Q railroad through Clearfield.

On December 14, 1899 he married Florence A. Harvey of Lenox. They had two daughters, Bertha Eleanor, who died in infancy and Mrs. Myrtle Haynes of Wilmington, Calif. Mrs. Lourie passed away in 1926.

He was married to Mrs. Alice Riggle of Madelia, Minn. on June 5, 1927.

Mr. Lourie had been a robust active man and was engaged in farming until his death. He was justice of the peace in Grant Township for 40 years.

He was stricken with paralysis on Sunday and steadily became worse; was taken to the Municipal Hospital at Clarinda Wednesday and passed away at about one o’clock a. m. Thursday, May 8, 1947 at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 24 days.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Lourie, one daughter—Mrs. Myrtle Haynes of Wilmington, Calif. a step daughter, Mrs. Otis DeVoll, Sanborn, Iowa. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Smith, Coggon, Iowa, and Mrs. Lillie Fett, Kahoka, Mo.; two brothers, Walter of Waterloo and Arthur of Sharpsburg. His parents and a sister—Mrs. Frances Smith, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 10, at 2:00 p. m. in Clearfield Methodist church, by the pastor, Rev. C. L. Ellis. The interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

The pallbearers were: -- Frank Ewalt, Blaine Robinson, Claude Brown, Maurice Hanson, Eugene Baxter and Merrill Bailey.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, March 7, 1940, [p. 1]

Mrs. M’Eniry’s Rites Monday  Pioneer Resident Died at Her Home in Lenox Friday

Friday evening, March 1, at her home on east Nebraska Ave where she lived for forty-seven years, Mrs. M. F. McEniry, a long time resident of this town and county, passed away.

Margaret Alice Slattery, the daughter of Bridget Cosgrove and Patrick Slattery, was born at Wardsville, Ontario, Canada, July 20, 1858. When she was twenty years of age, she with her parents moved to Taylor County, Iowa where she has since resided.

On April 22, 1890 she was married to Michael Francis McEniry. Four children were born, John, who preceeded his mother in death, Eugene of Creston and Marie and Josephine at home.

Besides these four children, she reared three devoted stepsons, William, Frank and Gregory, children of Mr. McEniry and two grandchildren, Glenn and Geraldine McEniry, children of her deceased son.

Surviving are her three children, Marie, Eugene and Josephine; three stepsons, William of Falls City, Nebr., Frank of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Gregory of Baraboo, Wisc. Seven grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. H. R. Locke and one brother, John Slattery, also survive.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 Monday morning from the St. Patrick’s church in Lenox. High mass was celebrated by Father P. J. McStay. The choir from St. Malachy’s Parish of Creston sang the mass.

Acting as pallbearers were Byron Creswell, Thomas McManus, Jake Walter, James Lynam, Edward Phelan and Charles Schmitt.

Mrs. McEniry was kindly, charitable, a good wife and mother, a woman good to know and one who sought to do the right as she saw it. She leaves in passing a memory which will ever be cherished by those who knew and loved her.

Attended Funeral of Mrs. McEniry Monday

Relatives and friends from out of town who were here Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. M. F. McEniry were Mr. and Mrs. E. F. McEniry and family of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McEniry and Geraldine McEniry of Falls City, Nebr.; Frank McEniry and son Bill of Milwaukee, Wisc.; Gregory McEniry of Baraboo, Wisc.; Glenn McEniry and Mrs. P. C. Heafey of Omaha, Nebr.; Rev. J. T. McGuiness of Afton; William McEniry, Sr.; and William McEniry, Jr. of Melrose, Ia.


Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Friday, November 13, 1925, [p. 1]

McEniry Dies At Lenox

Michael Francis McEniry of Lenox died at his home in that city last Saturday afternoon at the age of 75 years. The gentleman was well and favorably known in Corning and vicinity.

Mr. McEniry was born in Moline, Ill., Oct. 11, 1850 and moved to a farm six miles northeast of Lenox in 1880. He has since resided in this vicinity. He was a prominent democrat and always took an active interest in politics and was a worker for the betterment of Lenox. He served as a member of the city council in that city and was always actively interested in all community affairs.

The funeral was held at St. Patrick’s church on Tuesday and was largely attended by friends from far and near. Besides his wife he leaves seven children: Misses Marie and Josephine, at home; William J., Fall City, Nebr.; Frank M., Milwaukee, Wis.; George J., De Pere, Wis.; John J. [oseph], Lenox; Eugene F., Creston; and twelve grandchildren; one brother, John J., and one sister, Miss Mollie also survive.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), May 16, 1957,


Emeline Moore was born March 27, 1884, at Prescott, Iowa, and passed away May 6, 1957, at her home in Prescott, at the age of 73 years, two months and 21 days. She was the daughter of Alvey and Julia Brown.

In 1904 she was married to Ross Moore. Three children were born to this union, Ivan, Oral and Minnie. The son, Oral, and daughter, Minnie, and her husband all preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Ivan, of Marian; two brothers, Allie Brown and Marian Brown, both of Corning, and one sister, Lottie Cady of Creston. She also leaves seven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Roland Funeral home in Corning Wednesday May 8, in charge of Rev. Joe M. King of the Prescott Christian church. Burial was at the Lenox cemetery. Pallbearers were Horace Wilson, Ralph Cope, Albert Givan, Frank Wood, Harold Crowell and Berry Daniel.



Maryville Daily Forum, Saturday, May 28, 1949, [p. 1]

O. E. Moore Dies Today At St. Francis Hospital

Oral E. (“Blondie”) Moore, barber and former deputy oil inspector, died about 5 o’clock this morning at the St. Francis hospital. He died of a heart ailment and kidney infection, following two automobile accidents in which he suffered broken legs.

Arrangements for funeral services will be made after his brother, Ivan H. Moore, arrives from Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Mr. Moore, who had lived here about 25 years, was born at Stringtown, Ia., He came here in the early 20s to work in the barber shop of I. E. Tulloch.

Mr. Moore later operated his own shop, worked for the Ford Co. and Allis Chambers agencies, was deputy oil inspector, was an agent for the Continental Oil Co. and was a salesman for the George H. Weyer Co., Inc., Kansas City, barber and beauty supply house. Mr. Moore was working for the Weyer Company when he was run over by an automobile at Buffalo, Ia. He later was in an automobile collision on the road to Graham.

A son, Jack, lives in Maryville.



Maryville Daily Forum, Monday, May 30, 1949, p. 4

Oral E. Moore Funeral Conducted at Lenox, Ia.

Funeral rites for Oral Elwin Moore, age 44, were conducted at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Arnold funeral home at Lenox, Ia., by the Rev. D. Franklin Kohl, pastor of the First Christian church of Maryville. Burial was in the Lenox cemetery.

Mr. Moore was born February 26, 1905, the son of the late John Ross Moore and Mrs. Moore.

Bob Tebow of Maryville sang The Lord’s Prayer” and Abide With Me.” He was accompanied by Harold Tarpley.

Pallbearers were the boyhood friends of Mr. Moore in and near Lenox.

Rep. and Mrs. I. E. Tulloch, Frank Garten and L. W. Watson of Maryville attended the services.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, March 31, 1932, [p. 1]

Mrs. S. B. Muncey Died Saturday

Mrs. S. B. Muncey [Muncy] passed away at her home in Lenox, Saturday, March 26, following an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Muncey had been suffering with an intestinal trouble for some time and this was climaxed by a stroke, which left her much weakened. She passed from life gently and without pain.

Sarah Isabel Muncy was born December 12, 1855 and died March 26, 1932, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 14 days. In 1873 she was married to Milton Muncy and to them were born seven children. Two children preceded their mother in death, Eva Muncy in 1897 and William Muncy in 1898.

Mr. Muncy passed away in 1890 and since that time she has devoted herself to the raising of her children.

She is survived by her five children, Lillian Bentley of Red Oak; Cora Franklin of Des Moines; Leroy Muncy of Holyoke, Colorado; Arthur Muncy of Lenox, and Earl Muncy of Los Angeles, Calif. Also one brother, Martin Maharry of Green River, Utah.

In early girlhood Mrs. Muncy joined the church and has been a faithful and consistent church member ever since. She was active in the work of the W. C. T. U. and Social Union.

For many years she joyfully gave her services in the church choir in which her musical talent was especially manifested.

Her birdlike voice whose joyous tones

Made glad these scenes of earthly life

  Now sings an everlasting song

Around the tree of Life.

Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian Church Easter Sunday afternoon, March 27, conducted by Rev. Willis Crafts, assisted by Rev. F. L. Shepherd. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, July 30, 1942, [p. 1

Mrs. O’Conell Services Held Here Tuesday  Died In Hospital Omaha Hospital Saturday Night

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe O’Connell [Mary Ann Cain] were held at the St. Patrick’s church in Lenox Tuesday morning at ten o’clock. Mrs. O’Connell, who lived ten miles southwest of Lenox, passed away in the hospital in Omaha Saturday night, July 25, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Burial was made in the St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Mrs. O’Connell is survived by her husband, a daughter, Grace, at home, one son, Homer of Corning, one sister Mrs. Linnie Cain and two brothers, Joe and Silas Cain, all of Lenox.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Thursday, December 21, 1893, p. 3

OLIVER—December 17, 1893, at her home in Mercer Township, Mrs. M. A. Oliver, aged 44 years.

The funeral services were held yesterday, conducted by Rev. Lippencott, and interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

The deceased was born in England in 1849 and came to Adams County in 1876. She was a member of the Baptist church and was respected by all who knew her. The husband and five children survive her.



Bedford Times-Republican, Thursday, January 13, 1910, p. 5

Mrs. Mary Parkinson

Lenox.---Mrs. Mary Delts [Deets] Parkinson aged 41 years, died Sunday morning at 7 o’clock and her funeral was conducted at the home in Lenox Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. E. H. Fleisher.

The mother leaves a husband and eight children, the youngest 18 months old and the eldest 18 years of age. She suffered from nervous prostration and other troubles and has been very ill for weeks and in poor health the last two years.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, September 14, 1911, p. 5

Little Sara[h] Parkinson, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. John Parkinson, died Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Ida Beadle, after a brief illness of only a few hours. The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Beadle Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Joe Goodsill.





Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, October 9, 1909, p. 12


On last Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. W. Herring occurred the death of Mrs. Posten, who has been suffering for the past three years with partial and of late almost complete paralysis. The subject of this sketch whose maiden name was Ellen Payne was born in Johnson County, Ia., on July 10, 1845 and died on Oct. 3rd at the age of sixty-four years two months and twenty-three days. On Feb. 12, 1865, she was married to Joseph I. Posten who preceded her to the better world on May 8, 1907. To this union were born ten children, three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Huss, Mrs. D. W. Herring and Mrs. John Bean and seven sons, Gilbart [Gilbert], Eugene, David, Ernest, George, Wayne and Clifford. All the children are living, reside in the immediate vicinity and were present at the funeral except Wayne who died when quite young. Her six sons acted as pallbearers that helped to convey her remains to the final resting place. The funeral services were conducted at the residence of her daughter by Rev. Dunlavy of Gravity and the remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Guss cemetery.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, May 11, 1907, p. 10


Joseph Posten, once a resident of Holt, but the last few years living in Gravity, died last Tuesday night of pneumonia. Mr. Posten had been under the care of the doctor only since last Saturday. He leaves a wife and nine children, all of whom are married except Clifford, who is but eighteen years of age. Mrs. Posten, wife of the deceased, has been suffering for this past year with partial paralysis and is in such a condition that she hardly realized the sickness and death of her husband.


Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, May 11, 1907, p. 10


Mrs. Doug Herring is in Gravity, helping to care for her father, Mr. Poston [Posten], until his death.

Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1907, [p. 1]
Joseph Posten of Gravity Dead
Joseph Posten, an uncle of Andrew Posten of this city, died at his home in Gravity yesterday morning at six o'clock of pneumonia after an illness lasting but four days. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at Gravity and interment will be made in the Brown cemetery at Guss. Mr. Posten was a resident of the vicinity of Guss about thirty years and is well known to many people in the neighborhood. He was a brother of the late Chas. Posten and is the fourth one to pass over the Great Divide since the Posten reunion held in Villisca last June. He is survived by a wife who is herself critically ill with paralysis and may die, and eight children who live at Gravity. He was seventy years old—the last of the Posten boys. He has one sister living in Scott County.


William Albert Pullen Jr   November 22, 1947 - November 5, 2015

Obituary for William Albert Pullen Jr

On November 5th at 8:35 a.m. William A. Pullen Jr. succumbed to his second battle with cancer at St. Mark's hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lee, 2 daughters (Robynn and Amanda) and 4 granddaughters.

Better known by Bill or Billy, he grew up on a farm in Bedford Iowa. After high school, he joined the Navy. Bill also spent time as a deep-sea diver, among a handful of other careers.

Funeral services will be Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 12 Noon at the LDS Church, 3070 Nila Way, Salt Lake City, Utah

[Online obituary courtesy of Serenity Funeral Home, Salt Lake City, Utah]



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, September 22, 1904, p. 4

Grant Riggle Dead

The friends of Grant Riggle, at Lenox, were surprised last week to learn that he had taken his own life while on a visit to Minneapolis, to consult a specialist in regard to his health. Mr. Riggle was at one time employed in the Lenox schools as instructor in the fifth room, and while here married Miss Alice Bestor. They later moved to Prescott, and from there to Big Stone City, S. D. Later they went to Madelia, Minn., where Mr. Riggle was for years employed in the schools, and at the time of his death was proprietor of the Madelia Tribune.---Lenox New Times.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 13, 1936, [p. 1]

Life Story of Frank Riley

Frank Riley, fourth son of Marten and Eva Riley, was born at Wellsville, Ohio, Feb. 1, 1868 and died Feb. 7, 1936, at the age of 68 years and 6 days. When a small child he came with his parents to Adams County, Iowa, and located in Mercer Township, where he grew to manhood.

He was married to Caroline Emily Oliver on Feb. 28, 1899, after which they settled on the homestead of the bride’s parents, which they purchased, and where they have since resided.

Three children were born: Florence Mary, Kenneth Paul, and Frances Genevieve. Their son, Paul, preceded his father in death Aug. 23, 1919.

In his early life Mr. Riley was converted and united with the Methodist church at Mercer Center, of which he has always been a loyal supporter. He has served on the church board for a number of years, and was one of the official members at the time of his death.

Besides his devoted companion and two daughters, Mrs. Florence Walter of Prescott and Mrs. Genevieve Rogers, at home he is survived by three brothers, William, Charles and Louis; and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Fowler, all of Corning.

Mr. Riley was one of Mercer Township’s thrifty farmers. He was always willing to be of service and ready to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. The home has lost a devoted and loving husband and father. He was always ready to grant their every wish if at all possible. He will be sadly missed by his loved ones and the community.

The funeral services were conducted in the Mercer Center church Tuesday, Feb. 11, by the pastor, R. V. Felt. Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, May 21, 1925, p. 6


Mrs. John Sauce [Sause] died last Thurs. evening after just a few hours illness. She was 84 years old. The funeral was held Monday morning at Lenox and burial was in the catholic cemetery there.


Mr. and Mrs. Lou Hearne of Nelson, Nebr., came last Friday in response to a telegram that her mother, Mrs. Sauce [Sause] had passed away.

[Note: The last name is spelled Sause on the family headstone.]



Adams County Union Republican (Corning, Iowa), May 23, 1917, p. 12

Patrick Sause, one of the early settlers in Corning, died yesterday at the boarding house of Mrs. Frank Jones, aged 73 years. The funeral services will be conducted Thursday forenoon at 8:30 from St. Patrick’s Catholic church, Rev. Father Dollard officiating, and interment will be made in the cemetery south of town.

Mr. Sause was born in 1844 in Dubuque County, Iowa. His father was Michael Sause, one of the very early settlers in Iowa, and his brother, John Sause, now living in Gravity, was the second white child born in Dubuque County, the parents coming to that place in 1839. In 1870 Patrick Sause was married to Abigail Hartnett and to them were born four children, Mrs. Anna O’Connor, deceased; Miss Mamie, also deceased; Mrs. Margaret McCallister of Tucson, Ariz., and Daniel, now living in Montana. His wife died in about 1884. Mr. Sause came to Corning in 1874 and has made his home in this vicinity ever since. He has two living brothers, John, of Gravity, and Michael, of Dubuque. Pat was one of the well-known persons around Corning, where his ready wit and good humor made him friends, who will be sorry to learn of his death.



Adams County Free Press (Corning, Iowa), Saturday, May 26, 1917, p. 4


Pat Sause, one of the old familiar citizens of the city and county passed to his reward Tuesday, following a general breakdown and gradual decay. He made his last trip down town April 13, on what he stated was his 80th birth anniversary, to pay a visit to the barber shop, at that time saying that he realized it would be his farewell visit. He gradually got his worldly effects in order, gave important dates concerning his family and addresses of relatives; also several weeks ago was received into membership of St. Patrick’s Catholic church. Following his preparation he quietly closed his eyes and went to sleep, having only a moment previous been talking with members of the family where he was boarding at the residence of Mrs. Ida Jones, where he received kindly care and every attention. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock at St. Patrick’s Catholic church, the service being conducted by Rev. Father Richard Dollard. Interment was made at Calvary cemetery. Patrick Sause was born in Dubuque April 13, 1837 (according to statements and dates left by him) and was aged 80 years, 1 month and 9 days. His father, Patrick Sause, and mother, Anna McGrath, came from Schenectady, N. Y., to Dubuque when the state of Iowa was yet a territory and the family saw and realized true pioneer life. The wife and mother died when Patrick, Jr., was only a small child and the family were reared by strangers. He was married to Miss Mary Abbie Hertnet [Hartnett], January 15, 1867, at Farley, Iowa, and to them four children were born, two surviving; they are Dan residing at Lewiston, Mont., and Mrs. Margaret McCallister of Tucson, Ariz. His wife died in 1886, and is buried at Bankston, also their daughter Mamie. Another daughter, Mrs. Anna O’Connor is buried at Farley. The family came to Adams County in 1874 and purchased the farm in Mercer Township now owned by John Lynam, which was the home for some years. He leaves two brothers, Michael of Dubuque and John of Gravity, the latter attending the funeral.



Taylor County Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 10, 1884, p. 4

Mrs. Hardy Sayre, of Lenox, died on Saturday last, aged about twenty-one years. She leaves a husband and child to mourn her early loss.



Lenox Time Table, Thursday, February 17, 1944, [p. 1]

Tyler, Pioneer Merchant Here, Dies Tuesday

Oscar D. [ewaine] Tyler, 82, a pioneer merchant and for the past 61 years a practicing pharmacist in Lenox, died shortly after three o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his home here.

Born near Davenport, Ia. on July 23, 1862, Mr. Tyler moved at the age of six with his parents to a homestead near Clearfield. He attended the Lenox schools and, at the age of 12 apprenticed himself to Dr. J. P. Scroggs with whom he worked as he continued his schooling.

After he became a pharmacist in 1883, he served in that capacity until 1890 with Drs. Hornaday and Scroggs of Lenox. From 1890 to 1904 he was a partner in the Scroggs & Tyler Pharmacy. Since 1904 he has operated the Tyler Pharmacy where he was at work when stricken with the illness that eventually caused his death.

At one time he was a member of the Town Council, he also was instrumental in organizing the first telephone exchange in Lenox and operated it until 1928. He was a member of AF & AM 343 and of the United Presbyterian Church. Many community building projects were the result of his untiring effort.

He was married to Jennie Allen Wilkin on June 14, 1888 who preceded him in death January 1, 1942. Surviving are his two sons, Hugh and Don of Lenox; three daughters, Helen, Geneva and Elizabeth.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Earl Moneymaker, will be held at two o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian United church. Burial will be in Lenox cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Barber Mortuary until the funeral hour.



Bedford Free Press, Thursday, August 29, 1895, p. 4

Mary Votah [Votaw], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Votah [Votaw], died at Lenox Tuesday, Aug. 20.

[Note:  Her last name is spelled Votaw on her headstone and the death date is given as August 19th.]



Creston News Advertiser, Wednesday, September 18, 1968, p. 6

Mrs. Frank White Dies Last Night

Mrs. Frank G. (Ethel V.) White, 80, died at the Greater Community hospital here Tuesday evening after a long illness. Mrs. White had lived in the same residence on highway 34 at the Kent corner for 50 years.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at Coens Home for Funerals here. Rev. Robert T. Dodder, pastor of the First United Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lenox cemetery. Her family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Thursday.

Ethel V. [iola] Gray was born in Ringgold County, Sept. 25, 1887. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gray. She was married in 1909 at Diagonal to Frank G. White.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband; four sons, Donald L. White of Creston, Leo S. White of Des Moines, Frank Duane White at home and Wray White of Daly City, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Opal) Jackson of Creston, Mrs. Marjorie Proffitt of Des Moines, and Mrs. Lee (Margaret) Bucklaw [Bucklew] of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children.

Mrs. White’s husband was a member of the Union County Board of Supervisors for a number of years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Creston.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, September 23, 1968, p. 15

Ethel Viola Gray

Ethel Viola Gray, daughter of James and Mary Gray, was born September 25, 1887, in Ringgold County, Iowa and passed away at the Greater Community Hospital, September 17, 1968, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 23 days.

She was married to Frank G. White on December 8, 1909 in Ringgold County. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died in infancy.

She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband and seven children, Donald L. [ee] White, Creston; Mrs. Clifford (Opal) Jackson, Creston; Wray A. [lvin] White, Daly City, California; Mrs. Lee (Margaret) Bucklew, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Marjorie Proffitt, Des Moines; Leo G. White, Des Moines; Frank Duane White, at home.

She is also survived by ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and Union Counties, the last 50 years of which were spent on a farm north of Kent, on Highway 34.

Her ready smile and friendly manner will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 20th, at Coens Home for Funerals with Rev. Robert T. Dodder officiating. Burial was in Lenox Cemetery.



Creston News Advertiser, Monday, October 11, 1971, [p. 1]

Frank G. White of Kent dies

Frank G. White, 86, long-time Kent farmer and a member of the Union County Board of Supervisors for 18 years, died at 9:05 a. m. Sunday at the Clearview nursing home in Clearfield after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Tuesday at Coens Home for Funerals with Rev. J. Heber Miller of the Methodist church officiating and burial in Fair View cemetery at Lenox.

Born April 12, 1885 in Adams County, he was the son of W. [allace] W. [illiam] White and Jenny Agnes White. On Dec. 8, 1909 he was married to Ethel V. [iola] Grey in Ringgold County and she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1968.

Four sons survive, Donald of Creston, Wray of Daly City, Calif., Leo of Des Moines and Duane of Kent; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Opal) Jackson of Creston, Mrs. Margaret Bucklew of Sugar Creek, Mo., and Marjorie Proffitt of Kent; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a brother, C. C. White of Creston.

Serving a number of years as chairman of the board of supervisors, he was chairman at the time the new Union County courthouse was built in 1951. He retired from the board on Dec. 31, 1957. He was a member of the Methodist church, Canby Lodge No. 354 for 48 years and the Odd Fellows.

Pallbearers will be Cleve Seley, Raymond Purdum, Leland Wilson, Leo Stalker, Wilfred McFee, Herman Fehrle. Mrs. Reed Kline will be at the organ and will play “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.”