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[Nendick, William H.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    November 11, 1937    p. 7


Wm. H. Nendick

William H. Nendick, son of William and Mary Nendick, was born near Pointe Fortune, Ontario, Canada, March 6, 1854, and departed this life at St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 4, 1937, aged 83 years, 7 months and 28 days.

When 14 years of age he moved with his parents to Sandwich, Ill.  In 1870 the family moved to Taylor County, Iowa, where he had since resided.

He was united in marriage to Lucy Elizabeth Custer, Jan. 28, 1886.  To this union were born three children, Mrs. Maud Myers of Conway, Guy Vernon Nendick, who passed away Sept. 1, 1908, and Mrs. Carra [Ruth] [Lindsey of Amherst, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. Nendick and family lived 4 ½ miles east of Conway until Feb. 1909 when they moved to Conway.

He was christened when a child and had always lived an upright life.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and was a faithful attender while physically able.

Mr. Nendick was the last survivor of a family of five.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, two daughters, and five granddaughters, Virginia and Geraldine Myers of Conway, Mrs. Stella Locke of Triplett, Mo., and Jeanne [Elizabeth] and Carolyn [Ruth] Lindsey of Amherst, Mass.

Services were held in the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Ora L. Reep.

[Nendick, William H.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    November 11, 1937    p. 7

Attend Nendick Funeral

Relatives attending the W. [illiam] H. Nendick funeral were C. E. Custer and son Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Craig and son of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Baker and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Baker, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lane and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Groves, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Nelson and family, Horace Nelson and Miss Eunice Baker of Clearfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Locke of Triplett, Mo., Mrs. A. [drian] H. Lindsey [Carra Nendick] of Amherst, Mass.

[Newkirk, Clyde A.]

Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

March 25, 1964   p. D5

Clyde A. Newkirk

Clyde A. Newkirk, 80, of 1609 S. 121st St., died yesterday at a local nursing home.

He was born in Iowa, and came here 22 years ago from Palouse in Eastern Washington.

He was a retired construction superintendent.  He was a member of the First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in Tacoma and the Masonic Lodge in Bedford, Iowa.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Hodge, of Port Orchard; two sons, Clyde V. [ernon], of La Grande, Ore., and Harold S., with whom he made his home at Tacoma; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services are announced today by the Dryer Mortuary.

[Newkirk, Harold S.]

Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)

November 30, 1982    p. C-9

Harold Newkirk

Harold S. Newkirk, 68, of Tacoma, died Sunday.

Mr. Newkirk was born in Plankinton, S. D., and had lived in Tacoma 41 years.  He was a retired building construction superintendent.

He was a member of the Tacoma Dance club and Parkland Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Newkirk was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife, Maxene; two daughters, Brenda Gay Newkirk Slick of Kent and Penny Kay Newkirk Bowser of Tacoma; a stepdaughter, Patt Harms of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, James L. of Tacoma; a sister, Mary Evelyn Simonson of Port Orchard; a brother, C. [lyde] Vernon of Tacoma; and six grandchildren.

Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge.

[Douglass, Laura Alice Denny]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 12, 1946    p. 3

Obituary - Mrs. Laura Douglass

Laura Alice, daughter of William N. and Susan Denny, was born near Osceola, January 31, 1859, and died at the home of her son, Cecil A. Douglass, at Fort Morgan, Colo., Friday, November 22, 1946, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 21 days.

She was a daughter and a granddaughter of Pioneer Methodist Circuit Riders.  Her mother was converted in a revival meeting held in her grandfather’s home.

On December 24, 1879, she was married to James Delbert Douglass of Blockton, Iowa.  Their new home was established near Bedford and the remainder of their lives was spent in this community.

With her husband, she was converted and united with the Methodist church of Gravity in 1893.  Their memberships were transferred to the Methodist church of Bedford in 1898 where both gave faithful and devoted service.

After Mr. Douglass was stricken with paralysis in 1914, while living on their farm east of Bedford, they moved to Bedford where he died in February 1917.

In April 1945 Mrs. Douglass sold her home in Bedford and went to live at the home of her son, Cecil A. Douglass, in Fort Morgan, Colo.

A daughter, Ethel May Waterman, died October 2, 1940.

Among survivors are two sons, Charles O., of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Cecil A. of Fort Morgan; a brother, William M. Parrish of Bedford; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Payton of Bedford and Mrs. Adella Bates of Osceola; eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Russell G. Nye.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

[Waterman, Ethel May Douglass]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 3, 1940    [p. 1]

Mrs. C. Waterman, Former Resident, Dies

Mrs. Clarence Waterman [Ethel May Douglass], a former resident of Bedford, died at her home in Fort Morgan, Colo., Wednesday, after a long illness.  The body arrived in Bedford today for the last rites and burial.  Mrs. Waterman is a daughter of Mrs. Laura Douglass of Bedford.

[Waterman, Ethel May Douglass]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 10, 1940    p. 4


Mrs. C. A. Waterman

Mrs. Clarence A. Waterman, a former resident of Bedford, died at her home in Fort Morgan, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after a long illness.

The body was brought back to Bedford, accompanied by her husband and two brothers, Charlie O. Douglass and Cecil Douglass of Fort Morgan, and the funeral services were held at the Bedford Methodist church, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. Douglass Steffenson.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery, the Rebekahs giving their burial service at the grave.

Ethel M. [ay] Douglass, daughter of J. [ames] D. [elbert] and Laura [Denny] Douglass, was born in Taylor County, near Bedford, Iowa, on July 8, 1885.  She was married August 28, 1918, to Clarence A. Waterman at Clarinda, Iowa.  For a number of years after their marriage they made their home in Sidney, Iowa, later moving to Fort Morgan, Colo., where they had since resided, being at home in Bedford for a period of time on several different occasions.

She united with the Methodist church at the age of twelve years and always remained true to her Christian faith.  She was of a lovable disposition and always had a smile for her friends and her loved ones.  During her long months of suffering she never complained, not even to her immediate family.

She was a member of Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge of Bedford and of the Wild Rose Club, which was formerly known as the Pythian Sisters, and took an active part in the work of both orders.

Mrs. Waterman is survived by her husband, her mother, the two brothers above mentioned; by two aunts, Mrs. S. [amuel] L. [loyd] Payton [Inez Parrish] of Bedford and Mrs. Adella Bates of Osceola; and by an uncle, William Parrish, of Bedford.  Her father preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1917.

[Waterman, William Joseph "Will"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 6, 1945     [p. 1]

Will Waterman Dies At Hospital, Nov. 29

Will Waterman died at the Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph Thursday, November 29.  He had been in failing health the past two years and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, when his condition grew worse.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. I. Hufstader.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

William Joseph Waterman was born May 4, 1874, in Jackson Township and when a child moved with the family to their present home east of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph M. [anley] Waterman, in the year 1909, and his mother in 1936.  Will is the first of the children to depart this life.

His brothers and sisters left are Mrs. C. [harles] W. [illiam] Fluharty [Sarah Elizabeth], John, Mary [Ann] and Cliff of Bedford, Frank of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Clarence of Fort Morgan, Colo.  He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews, besides other relatives and friends.

[Waterman, Clarence Alfred]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 5, 1954    p. 5

C. A. Waterman Succumbed July 29

Clarence A. [lfred] Waterman died of a heart attack at the farm home east of Bedford, Wednesday, July 28.

He was the youngest son of Joseph [Manley] and Margaret [Van Reenan] Waterman, born October 1, 1888, at the home where he spent his early childhood and the last several years of his life.  During the other years he was engaged in the automobile business at Sidney, Iowa, and Fort Morgan, Colorado.

His wife, Ethel Douglass Waterman, preceded him in death in 1940, their last home being in Fort Morgan.

A year later, Clarence returned to the farm home to help care for his brother Will [William Joseph] in his last illness, and remained there.

The surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. C. [harles] W. [illiam] Fluharty [Sarah Elizabeth] of Shenandoah, Mayme [Mary Ann], John and Cliff Waterman of Bedford, Frank Waterman of Leavenworth, Kans.

Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. M. Peters of the Bedford Methodist church.  Burial in Fairview cemetery.

[Waterman, Franklin Manley "Frank"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 9, 1954    [p. 1]

Frank Waterman Dies In Kansas

Frank [lin] Waterman, a former resident of Bedford, died in Leavenworth, Kansas, September 5.   The body was brought to Bedford and funeral services held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, September 8, conducted by Rev. Robt. M. Peters.  Burial in Fairview cemetery.

[Waterman, Franklin Manley "Frank"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 16, 1954    [p. 1]

Waterman Rites Here Wednesday

Frank M. [anley] Waterman, a native of Taylor County, died September 5 in Leavenworth, Kans.

Funeral services were conducted from the Wetmore Funeral Home in Bedford, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, by Rev. Robt. M. Peters.  Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

Frank [lin] M. Waterman was born April 26, 1880, in Taylor County, Iowa, about seven miles east of Bedford and died at the age of 74 years, four months, 10 days.

He was married to Amy Townsend in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 26, 1912.  To them one child was born, Joseph M. Waterman.

The Waterman family left Iowa about 20 years ago, moving to Leavenworth, Kans., where they have since resided.  Mr. Waterman has been retired the past several years.

Besides his companion and the son, Mr. Waterman leaves one granddaughter; two brothers, John Waterman of Bedford and Cliff Waterman of the old home place east of Bedford; two sisters, Mrs. C. [harles] W. [illiam] Fluharty [Sarah Elizabeth] of Shenandoah, Miss Mayme [Mary Ann] Waterman also of the old home place.

Mr. Waterman was a member of the First Methodist Church in Leavenworth.

[Russell, Margaret Ann]

 Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 12, 1946     p. 3

Obituary - Margaret Russell

Margaret Ann Russell, daughter of John George and Margaret D. Russell, was born April 13, 1869 in County Tyrone, near Belfast, Ireland and died Wednesday, December 4, at the Missouri Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 21 days.

She came to the United States with her family in 1880 and settled in Taylor County in May of the same year.  Later, in 1883, she went to New York, where she was employed for 12 years.  She then returned to the family home in Jackson Township and spent the remainder of her years there.

Margaret was a member of the Methodist church of Bedford and was quite active in all church activities.  She was also a member of the Liberty school board for several years.

Her father, mother and one sister, Isabelle, preceded her in death.  She leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Martha J. Russell, of the home, and several cousins.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Russell G. Nye.  Burial was in the Forest Grove cemetery.

[Adams, John Wesley, 1901-1946]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 12, 1946     p. 3

John Adams Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack

John W. Adams, 44, passed away suddenly October 31, of a heart ailment from which he had suffered more or less for several months, but Thursday morning of last week he failed to get relief from some medicine he had used in former attacks so with his wife went to Bedford to see his physician and passed away very suddenly in the doctor's office before he could get relief from the final attack.

Mr. Adams and wife have resided on a farm a half-mile northeast of here and in company with his brother, Leslie [Lester], have farmed the place and operated a commercial truck for several years.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Christian church here, conducted by Rev. C. W. Proctor, pastor of the Methodist church at Sharpsburg and a long time friend of the Adams family.  He was assisted by Rev. W. J. Weber, pastor of the Methodist church here.

The funeral music was by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Pink Gold, Mrs. Cleo Savage, Earl King and Don Foreman, with Mrs. Claude Gray as accompanist.

The pallbearers were: F. C. Dorsey, Earl Coy, Haven Salyards, Nelson Smalley, Homer Foster and L. D. Branson.

The Masonic Order conducted the ritualistic service at the grave, and the service was conducted by Don Foreman, S. W. of Sunlight Lodge No. 459 of this place, of which deceased was a member.


John Wesley Adams, youngest son of [Francis] Barton and [Anna] Laura [Hazelbaker] Adams, was born near Gravity, Iowa, December 9, 1901, and departed from this life October 31, 1946, at the age of 44 years, 10 months and 22 days.   He was married to Miss Marjorie Wilson of Hopkins, Mo., November 17, 1931, at Auburn, Nebraska.  He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Marjorie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Williams [Wilson] of North Hollywood, Calif.; his aged father, Barton Adams; three brothers, [Francis] Lester and Lloyd [Adams] of near Gravity, Elmer [Franklin] of Bedford; three sisters, Mrs. [Evalyn] Grace Hipsley and [Amanda] Ethel Adams of near Gravity; Mrs. Emma Middleton of San Antonio, Texas; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.  His mother passed away March 5, 1923, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha [Jane] Thompson, on October 24, 1906; a brother who died in infancy.  John had been in failing health for several months but carried on with his work, until he was stricken with a heart attack.  He was rushed to a physician where medical aid was given, but he passed away a short time later.

He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

He was a member of Sunlight Lodge No. 459 A. F. & A. M. of Gravity.  His entire life was spent in this vicinity.----Gravity Independent.

[Bristow, Samuel N.]


Tuesday    May 9, 1923    p. 4

Samuel N. Bristow

Mr. S. [amuel] N. Bristow, son of S. [amuel] P. [atterson] and Nancy Ann [Jane] [Quackenbush] Bristow, was born in Taylor County, east of Bedford, on April 6th, 1866.  On February 9th, 1898, he was married to Miss Lillie Jane Dopp.  Two children were born to them, Mrs. Howard Payton [Vera] of Bedford, and Harold Bristow, also of Bedford.

In 1889 [he] became a Christian and was baptized into the Christian fellowship of the Baptist church by Rev. Griffith and took up active work at the East Mission church, giving the ground for the building of the church house, that being his farm for many years.  Some four years ago he, with his family, moved to Bedford, and upon taking up residence in the city he took up active service in the church here.

Mr. Bristow has not been in the best of health for some years and some time ago he went to the hospital at Maryville and all was done that could be done but to no avail.

Yet through it all our brother was a most patient sufferer and was ready and could say, 'I am ready to go, and that the will of the Lord be done.'

On Friday morning, May 4th, 1923, at 2:00 o'clock at the hospital in Maryville, Mo., he was released from his suffering.

He leaves to pass through the dark shadow caused by his going, his wife, son and daughter and a large number of relatives, and a great company of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Rev. Fletcher.  The church was filled to capacity and many could not gain entrance.  After the services the body was followed to the Fairview cemetery and the body laid away in the Mausoleum.

[Bristow, Lillie Jane Dopp]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 20, 1950    [p. 1]

Mrs. Lillie Bristow Dies In Washington

Mrs. Lillie Bristow, 74, a resident of Bedford for many years, died Thursday, July 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Payton, in Soap Lake, Washington, where she had been spending the past several months.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Bedford, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. U. E. Burroughs of Mount Ayr.  The body was placed in the mausoleum in the Fairview cemetery.

Lillie J. [ane] Dopp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dopp, was born April 12, 1876, in Warren County, Illinois, being aged 74 years, 2 months and one day at the time of her death.

When a small child she moved with her parents to South Dakota and later to Taylor County, Iowa, in 1894.   She was one of a family of ten children.

On February 9, 1898, she was married to Samuel N. Bristow in Bedford, Iowa.  To them were born two children, Vera, now Mrs. Howard Payton of Washington, and Harold Bristow of Lenox.  There are 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; also 4 brothers, Charlie Dopp and Merritt Dopp of Seattle, Washington; Lewis Dopp of Gettysburg, South Dakota, and Ira Dopp of Parker, South Dakota.

She was a member of the Bedford Baptist church and of Golden Rule Lodge of Bedford.

The Bristows were residents of the East Mission community for many years, where they were active in the church and community affairs.  Mr. Bristow passed away May 5, 1923.

Attend Bristow Rites

Among those from out of town who attended the last rites for Mrs. Lillie Bristow in Bedford Wednesday, were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Payton [Vera Bristow], Mr. and Mrs. Sam Payton of Soap Lake, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Heninger of Bartlesville, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dopp of Parker, South Dakota; Mrs. Mary Dowling of Sacramento, California.

[Bristow, Albert L.]


Thursday    March 22, 1928    [p. 1]

A Former County Dealer Takes Own Life Last Sunday

Despondent Over Health, A. L. Bristow Is Found In His Garage

Was 68 Years Old

Left Note In His Room, and Was Found Both Shot and Hanging To A Rafter

A. [lbert] L. Bristow, 68 years old, prominent, well known and highly respected business man of Bedford, took his life, and was found about 8 o'clock last Sunday morning, hanging to a rafter in the garage at his home with a bullet hole in his mouth from a rifle that lay on the ground.

Mr. Bristow had been in ill health the past few years, suffering from a malady in the nature of a cancer in the bowels.  He was operated on some four years ago.  However, since that time his condition gradually grew worse and it became necessary to go to the hospital again.  He sold out his poultry business a few weeks ago, and the time set to go to the hospital was Monday.  This he disliked to do, and remarked often the past two weeks that if he did, he would never come back.

A. [lbert] L. Bristow, son of S. [amuel] P. [atterson] and Nancy N. [Jane Quackenbush] Bristow, was born near Bedford, Iowa, on the farm now owned by Geo. Irvin, October 10, 1860, and died at his home in Bedford, Ia., March 18, 1928, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 8 days.  He was one of a family of twelve children, all but three of whom grew up, three dying in infancy.  The parents came from Indiana and settled in Bedford when a blacksmith shop was all there was of the town.

In the year 1893, Mr. Bristow removed to Tarkio, Mo., where he lived for twelve years.  During the time he made his home there he acted as city marshal a number of years and was mayor of that city for four years.

He returned to Bedford with his family in 1905 and located on a farm three and one-half miles east of town.  Then in 1918 he came to town and entered into the produce business, continuing until a few weeks ago, when he sold his interests and retired from the business.

He was united in marriage Aug. 26, 1882, to [Ica] Dora Hanlin.  To them were born three children, Mrs. H. [arry] W. Little [Eva Geraldine], Donald [Albert] Bristow and Mrs. Sammie Dubin [Madge Evalyn], all of whom survive him and are living in Bedford.  Besides his children he leaves to mourn his death his wife, two sisters and two brothers, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Bristow was a member of the Taylor County Fair Board and was greatly interested in the success of that enterprise.

He was a self-sacrificing man, capable and successful in business and had many friends in the community.

Short funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. T. Roberts.  Burial was made in the Bedford cemetery.

[Bristow, Nancy Jane Quackenbush]


Thursday    March 6, 1919    [p. 1]

Mrs. S. P. Bristow

Miss Nancy Jane Quackenbush began a long and beautiful career on earth in Green County, Ind., May 10, 1830.

Here the early days of her life were spent and when 13 years of age she came with her parents to Jefferson County, Iowa.

In 1850 she became the wife of the late S. [amuel] P. [atterson] Bristow, then of Jefferson County, Iowa.  In 1860 the splendid couple moved to Taylor County, where they spent 40 years of happy and useful life together.  After the decease of her companion, 28 years ago, she spent her remaining years in and about Bedford.

"Grandma" Bristow, herself one of nine children, was the mother of 12 children, seven of whom survive.  The surviving children of this noble mother are:  Mr. J.[ohn] C. Bristow, Rensol, Ind.; Mrs. A. [lbert] A. [lmarion] Newkirk [Amanda Jane], Bedford; Mr. A.[lbert] L. Bristow, Bedford; Mrs. D. A. Shade, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. S. [amuel] N. Bristow, Bedford; Mr. Charlie Bristow, San Francisco, Cal.; Mr. Alonzo Bristow, Luther, Canada.

These, all grown to strong manhood and noble womanhood in homes of their own, perpetuate the name with the principles and virtues for which the name Bristow stands a synonym.

There are 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  A host of friends join the relatives and call her "Blessed."

She witnessed and had a hand in the growth and development of Bedford, coming to Taylor County when there was only a blacksmith shop upon the present town site.

About 60 years ago, Sister Bristow accepted the faith of her Saviour and united with the First Baptist church of Bedford.  To the faith in her Saviour she ever remained true, earnest, exemplar, devout.  A great home lover, she put the best of her years and energies into her family.

Eighty-eight and wondrous fair----

  Was mother, with her silvery hair,

Upon her cheek, where bloomed the


In other days, the lily blooms

In purity beyond compare.

To see her children becoming useful in the world, reclaiming the lost, healing the sick, pitying the ignorant, this is a mother's recompense.  That will be ointment to soothe the aching limbs of decrepitude and "light up the closing hours of life's day with the glories of an autumnal sunset."

Mrs. Bristow lived well.   Life held much for her.  Into life she put much.  Out of life she received much.  Keen, alert, sensitive, a retentive mind and responding memory, she lived each day of her many years.

Mother Bristow, (Grandma), has ceased from her labors and her works follow on.  The end came Sunday morning, March 2, 1919, at the home of her son, Mr. Samuel N. Bristow, in northwest Bedford, after a week of acute illness.

She has entered into her "Sabbath" of eternal rest.  Peace be to her ashes.

                        C. C. H.