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[Christianson, Eda Amanda Blad]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      April 25, 1946     p. 4


Mrs. J. F Christianson

Mrs. J. [ohn] F. Christianson  [Eda Amanda Blad] was born November 4, 1867 at Konna, Sweden, and died at her home near Sharpsburg, Iowa April 13, 1946, at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 9 days.

She was educated in Sweden, where she taught school for several years.

After coming to America she was married to John F. Christianson on March 18, 1896 at Conway, Iowa. To them were born four children, Carl [Albert] who died in infancy, Edith, Mrs. George Cade of Conway, Adena, Mrs. Dan Kinser of Davenport, Ruth, Mrs. Warren Peterson of Moline, Ill.

Mrs. Christianson was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church.

Besides her husband and three daughters she leaves to mourn her passing, five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. John Sundell of Sharpsburg.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, April 15 at the Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg conducted by Rev. John W. Chase. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

[Christianson, John F.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      February 7,1957     [p.  1]

J. R. Christianson, 86, Died Jan. 29

John F. Christianson, a retired farmer, whose home was in Sharpsburg, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Peterson in Moline, Ill., January 29.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Donald Gibson. Burial in Conway cemetery.

John F. Christianson was born in Småland, Sweden, Sept. 1, 1869, and came to the United States in 1887. The first year of his American life was spent in Elk County, Penn., after which he came to Bedford, Iowa. With the exception of a few visits to his homeland he lived the rest of his life in Taylor County.

On March 17, 1896 he was married to Eda Amanda Blad, with whom he established the family home west of Sharpsburg. They were the parents of four children: a son Carl [Albert] who died in infancy; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Cade of Conway, Mrs. Adena Kinser of Davenport, Mrs. Ruth Peterson of Moline.

Mr. Christianson was a Lutheran by faith, having been confirmed at the age of 12 in the Markarud Church at Hult, Sweden. He had the privilege of attending this church when he made his last visit to Sweden in the fall of 1952.

Besides his daughters, he is survived by an older brother, Julius; six grandchildren, John Cade, George Cade, Samuel Kinser, David Kinser, Adena Peterson and Edith Peterson.

[Gordon, Olive Ann “Leva” Bavington]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      August 24, 1899    p. 5

Mrs. Joel Weeks  [Almira Gordon] left for Havana, Illinois, Saturday, where she was called by the illness of her mother, Mrs. L. [eva] A. [nn Bavington] Gordon. She reports that a thirty-pound tumor has been removed, and it is only a question of a few days before her mother will die.

[Gordon, Olive Ann “Leva” Bavington]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      August 31, 1899     p. 5

----Joel Weeks received a letter from his wife stating that her mother had died at Springfield August 25.

[Hewitt, Isaac Morris]

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa)

Thursday     May 28, 1914     p. 5

Isaac M. Hewitt

DIED at his home in Des Moines, Sunday afternoon, May 24th, aged 68 year [s], 8 months and 13 days. The cause of his death, stomach trouble.

He was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, September 6th, 1845, where he grow to manhood and was married to Miss Louisa M [aria] Dowlin, December 14th, 1871.

They came to Iowa in 1876 and settled north of Blockton where they remained until 1901 when they came to town. After the death of Mrs. Hewitt, August 7th, 1902, Mr. Hewitt established a home in Des Moines where he has since resided.

To the decedent and wife were born five children: Mrs. A. [lbert] J. Ostrander [Mary], Mrs. E.[rnest] T. [heo] Hickenlooper [Margaret], Mrs. W. G. Nicholson [Jessie Pearl], Mrs. L. J. Hohnke [Byrde], and Jacob Paul Hewitt, of Des Moines, who along with two grandchildren, Hiram Hewitt Ostrander and Wilson Joseph Hohnke, also of Des Moines, were able to be with him in his last moments and attend the funeral which was held at the Methodist church at 11 o’clock yesterday morning, the remains and relatives coming on No. 1. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Howland Hanson of the First Baptist Church, Des Moines, who was assisted in the service by Rev. Wm. Mercer.

The funeral was largely attended by old friends and neighbors. The floral tributes and altar flowers were many and very beautiful in all their freshness. Interment took place in the family burial place in Rose Hill cemetery.

Isaac M. [oris] Hewitt was universally respected; unostentatious, but his precepts and example counted for good and the world that surrounded him is wiser and better because of his life.

The family, each one of whom are personally known to many here, have the full sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Huff, Luther Sherman]

Blockton News

Thursday       May 9, 1935     [p. 1]


Luther Sherman Huff, son of Reuben W.[ilson]  and Sarah [Lytle] Huff, was born November 27, 1867, in Ringgold county, Iowa, and passed away at his home at 320 Palmer Place [?], Des Moines, May 3, 1935, at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 24 days.

With his parents he moved to Spaulding, Nebr., in 1886. In 1887 he was united in marriage with Martha Wilson. To them were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. In 1894 he brought his family to Iowa, residing in Blockton for 23 years. Eight years were spent in Norwalk and the remainder of his life in Des Moines.

From his early youth until his retirement in 1927 he was engaged in the business of farming.

He united with the Christian church in 1887 and was a charter member of that church in Blockton.

He leaves to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and devoted father and grandparent, his wife, son Earl C. [ameron], of Chicago; three daughters, Elizabeth Minnie Johnson and [Sarah] Eunice Noack, of Des Moines, and Sylvia [Lucile] Robertson, of Boone, and twelve grandchildren. His brother, Reuben W.[illiam], and sister, Mrs. W. [orley] W. [illard] Clark [Minnie Susan], residing in Nebraska also survive him.

Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Chas. Showalter and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery, Blockton.

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1935
Among those from a distance attending the funeral of L. [uther] S. [herman] Huff here Sunday were Earl C. Huff, wife and children, of Chicago; Mrs. Martha Huff and C. F. Johnson, wife and son, Billy, of Des Moines; P. D. Robertson, wife and children, of Boone; Olif Noack, wife and daughter, of Des Moines; Walter Wilson and wife of Arispe; Harry Butcher and wife of Des Moines and Oscar Ruggles and wife of Bedford.

[Huff, Martha Jane Wilson]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 15, 1956    p. 10

Obituary - Mrs. Martha Huff

Martha [Jane] Wilson, daughter of Ebenezer [Francis] and Elizabeth [Gullett] Wilson, was born Oct. 24, 1857, near Quincy, Ill. Her early years were spent in Illinois and Iowa, some of them in a covered wagon in which her parents traveled about the country in an effort to improve her father's health. The family settled at Hopeville, near Murray, Iowa, on a farm.

At the age of 16 she began teaching school and continued in that occupation up to the time of her marriage, March 4, 1886 to Luther S. [herman] Huff. They moved to Wheeler County, Nebr., where they homesteaded and where five children were born, three of whom lived to adulthood. Their youngest child was born in Blockton, to which place they moved in 1898. She resumed teaching while in Nebraska and in the absence of a school building taught the children in her home until a building could be erected.

Mrs. Huff was a charter member of the Christian church in Blockton, later a member of University Church of Christ in Des Moines. She served as a Deaconess in the Blockton church.

She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star in Blockton, having served as Worthy Matron of the chapter.

The family moved to Norwalk, Iowa, in 1919, and from there to Des Moines in 1927. Mr. Huff died May 3, 1935.

Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. One sister, Cynthia Wilson, 92, of Winterset, is still living.

Mrs. Huff's four children, Earl, Elizabeth, Eunice and Sylvia, survive. Also 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She died March 3, 1956 in Des Moines at the age of 98 years, four months, eight days.

Attending the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Martha Huff in Blockton were Earl C. [ameron] Huff and wile of Villa Park, Ill.; Mrs. C. [harles] P. Johnson and husband, Norwalk; Mrs. O. [laf] Noack and husband, Des Moines. Also Mrs. P.[ierre] D. Robertson and husband of Boone, Iowa.

Funeral services were held in Des Monies Monday evening and at the Blockton Christian church Tuesday.

The Blockton Order of the Eastern Star conducted a service at the church and cemetery. The sermon was given by the minister, Rev. John Huntington.

[Kobbe, John Henry]

Blockton News

Thursday      March 30, 1939     p. 5


John Henry Kobbe was born at Hanover, Germany, April 24, 1852, and departed this life at his home in Blockton March 22, 1939, at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 28 days.

In April 1864, he came to the United States with his parents and settled in Pennsylvania.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. [Loretta] Bumgardner [Baumgartner] on Feb. 19, 1879. To this union six children were born: Walter, of Montana; Elizabeth, of California; Frank, of Grant City and Charley and Mrs. Ella Staton, of Redding, and George who preceded him in death. The wife and mother paused away Jan 25, 1916, leaving the responsibility of the family on the father, which he did in a very acceptable manner.

He came to Iowa in 1891 and for 48 years has made this his home.

He united with the German Lutheran church at the age of 24, which faith he still maintained to the time of his death.

He was a good husband, a kind father and a good neighbor and one which will be greatly missed in our community.

Besides the children he leaves to mourn his departure, 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.

[Kobbe, Mary Loretta Baumgartner]

Blockton News

Thursday     February 3, 1916     p. 4

Mrs. J. [ohn] H. [enry] Kobbe, whose death was announced in this paper last week, was 65 years of age instead of 64, having been born in 1850 instead of 1851 as reported to us.

[Kobbe, Mary Loretta Baumgartner]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     February 3, 1916     p. 3


The town and community were greatly shocked by the report of the sudden death of Mrs. J. [ohn] H. [enry] Kobbe, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Kobbe got up as usual and prepared breakfast and was starting other work when she suddenly became very ill and before medical aid could be secured, died. Mary L. [oretta] Baumgarden [Baumgartner] was born November 14, 1857, at Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, and died at her home west of Blockton, January 25, 1916, aged 64 years. She was united in marriage to J. [ohn] H. [enry] Kobbe Feb. 19, 1874. They came to the vicinity of Blockton in 1891, where they have since resided. Six children were born to them, J. [oseph] W. [alter], of Livingston, Mont., G. [eorge] H. [enry] of Blockton, Mrs. W. [illiam] H. [enry] Swett [Elizabeth Ann] of Redding and J.[ohn] T. [Franklin] and George of Blockton, all of whom with the husband still survive. All were present at the funeral except J. [oseph] W. [alter] Kobbe of Livingston. Deceased was christened in the Catholic Church in which faith she died. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Rev. William Mercer conducting the services. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

[Kobbe, Thurza Turnbull]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     May 30, 1968      p. 3

Mrs. Chas. Kobbe Rites May 19

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles (Thurza) Kobbe, 85, of Redding, were held May 19 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, conducted by Rev. Clarence Landis. Mrs. Kobbe died May 17 at Ringgold Co. Hospital in Mt. Ayr. Interment was at Rose Hill in Blockton.

Thurza Turnbull Kobbe, daughter of William and Elizabeth Turnbull, was born in the Blockton community and spent her entire life in Ringgold County. She attended Brush College and was a member of the Blockton Methodist Church.

On Feb. 22, 1906 she was united in marriage to Charles [Laurence] Kobbe and to this union eight children were born, six of whom, with her husband survive.

Mrs. Alta Jeanes of Blockton is a daughter. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.

She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother.

[Weeks, Almira Gordon]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     May 23, 1929    p. 5

Mrs. Joel Weeks

Again the Silent Reaper has knocked at the door of one of the older citizens of Bedford. At 1:15 Saturday, May 18, 1929, Mrs. Joel Weeks slipped quietly away at her home on Lewis street, after having been in failing health for a number of months. In her girlhood, she was Almira Gordon, daughter of Uriah and Leeye  [Leva] Ann Bavington Gordon, of Havana, Ill. Born in that city on Feb. 12, 1852, she there passed her girlhood and on Dec. 16, 1874, was married to Joel Weeks of the same place. Two sons came to gladden their home, but on June 1, 1888, occurred the death of these eleven and thirteen year old sons, by drowning, a shock that Mr. and Mrs. Weeks found it very hard to rally from. About 40 years ago, in Conway, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks united with the M. E. church, and later, on moving to this city, placed their membership here where they have been faithful members, always present when health would permit. Those who knew Mrs. Weeks best, found in the quiet, dignified, little woman, a staunch friend, a loyal neighbor, and a devoted Christian. Patient, willing, uncomplaining, she made a home-life from which she will be sadly missed by the bereaved and lonely husband. So has closed a life of more than seventy-seven years of usefulness to family and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. R. Talley. Interment was made at Conway.

[Cooper, John]         [Weeks, George]                  [Weeks, Horace]

South-West Democrat (Bedford, Iowa)

Friday      June 8, 1888     [p. 1]

Three Boys Drowned Near Conway

One of the saddest affairs that has happened in the county for a long time was the drowning of three promising boys at a pond a little above the town of Conway on last Friday at about 5 o’clock.

The circumstances as related to us were about as follows: The three boys, George Weeks, aged 13 years, Horace Weeks, aged 11 years, sons of John [Joel] Wicks [Weeks] and John Cooper, aged 10 years, son of William Cooper, went to the pond to bathe. They could not swim and were not aware that the recent rains had raised the water above their heads.  Near the center was a place where the [?] had been scraped out, leaving a sudden descent into a hole of [?] Horace Wicks [Weeks] first approached this place and the soft [?]  of the bottom caused him to slide into it and he found himself unable to get out. The other two, seeing that he was drowning, plunged in to help him and Cooper quickly sank out of sight. George Wicks [Weeks], seeing him raise to the surface, rushed in to assist him and both went down together. Some other boys were in sight and gave the alarm and men hurried to the spot, but too much precious time was lost before the bodies could be found and brought to the shore. A few pulsations were all the evidence of life that remained.

[Weeks, Joel]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      January 10, 1935     p. 5

Joel Weeks, 83, Dies Thursday

Joel Weeks, 83, a resident of Taylor County for many years, died at his home in north Bedford Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, following an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. Stanley Decker. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

He was born in Brown County, O., Feb. 8, 1851. He was married Dec. 16, 1874, his wife having died May 18, 1929. They were the parents of two sons, Horace and George, both of whom were drowned June 1, 1888. Surviving relatives are nephews and nieces.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

[White, Danny Lee]

Lenox Time Table

Wednesday      October 24, 1990     p. 2


Word was received early Thursday that Danny White, son-in-law of Barbara Nelson, passed away in flight to the hospital in Reno, Nev. They live in Fallen, Nev. Barb and Darlene Armstrong of Corning, a friend, took a flight from Kansas City early.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the White and Nelson families.

[White, Danny Lee]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday      October 31, 1990    p. 6


Danny Lee White was born on April 10, 1945 in Conway, Iowa to Fred [Ellsworth] and Hazel [Van Winkle] White. He attended Conway Schools and graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, Iowa in 1963.

The following January he enlisted in the Navy and received his Boot Camp Training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. He attended Missile Technician and Submarine School and reported aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN- 624) for two deployments. From 1967-1969 he served at Polaris Missile Atlantic in Charleston, S.C.

He then reported to the US Kamehameka (SSB-642) for three years from 1969-1972 followed by duty aboard the USS Will Rodgers (SSBN-659) from 1972-1976. In April, 1976 he became an instructor at the U.S. Naval Submarine School in Croton, Ct. From 1979-1982 he served on board the USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-650). From May 1982 to January 1984 he was stationed in Milwaukee, Wisc, at the Military Entrance Processing Station. He retired January 7, 1984 having completed 20 years of dedicated and distinguished service for his country and the U.S. Navy.

From January 1984 he was employed by Ford Aerospace in Fallon, Nev. He began as an electronic technician and in 1987 was promoted to the position of Quality Control Manager of the Electronic Warfare Range. His last position was the Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System Manager at NAS, Fallon. Danny passed away October 17, 1990 in Sparks, Nev.

Danny was united in marriage to Rebecca [Mae] Roberts May 25, 1968 at the Presbyterian Church in Lenox, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Richard David White.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca and daughter Kimberly of Fallon; three sisters: Penny and family of Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Marge and family of Creston, Iowa; Vicki and family of Galesburg, Ill.; a brother Allan and family of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Ivan and family of Lenox, Iowa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. According to his request burial will take place at sea.

Memorial services were held at the Protestant Chapel Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev. Monday, Oct. 22, 1990.

[White, Franklin E. “Frank”]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday      May 29, 1902    [p. 1]


Died, at his home in Conway, Frank White, a barber of that town. He leaves a wife and child. The funeral sermon was preached by Elder Furgeson, of Bedford, Monday afternoon. Deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F., and was buried by the members of that order, a number of Odd Fellows from Bedford assisting.

[White, Franklin E. “Frank”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     May 29, 1902    p. 7


From Monday's Daily

Frank White, of Conway died yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at Conway this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Elder Lee Furgeson, of this city officiating. The funeral was taken in charge by the I. O. O. F. of which order he was a member. A number of the boys went from Bedford as follows: John Graff, Ed. Cass, Mel Sawyer, A. E. Lake, S. S. Patch and Cy Wolverton.

Deceased was a barber in Conway and had resided there for some time. He has been suffering from lung trouble for a long time, but his last illness was of about three months duration. He leaves a wife and a small child.

[White, Franklin E. “Frank”]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday     May 29, 1902    p. 8


At his home in Conway at 3:20 p. m. Sunday Mr. F. [ranklin] E. White passed to the beyond. Mr. White was a barber by trade and in the prime of life, being only 27 years old. The funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2:30 p. m. on Monday. Rev. Lee Furgeson, of Bedford, preached the funeral sermon.

[White, Fred Ellsworth, Sr., 1877-1946]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      September 26, 1946     p. 7


Fred White Dies

Fred White was taken to the Community Hospital at Creston Saturday and died early Monday morning. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Conway. Burial was in the Conway cemetery.

[White, Fred Ellsworth, Sr., 1877-1946]

Lenox Time Table

Thursday      September 26, 1946     p. 2


Fred White, 69, residing north of Conway, passed away Monday morning at a Creston hospital. He was taken to the hospital from the home of his son Ellsworth White where he had been ill several days.

[White, Fred Ellsworth, Sr., 1877-1946]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     Oct. 10, 1946      p. 3


Obituary – Ellsworth White

Fred Ellsworth White, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Elroy White, was born near Gravity, October 17, 1877 and died September 23 at a hospital in Creston. He was ill a very short time.

He was a kind and thoughtful man to his family and to all who knew him.

In 1908 he was married to Margaret Opal Shimer. To them one son was born.

He is survived by the son and four grandchildren.

[White, Fred Ellsworth, Jr., 1910-1977]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 2, 1977      p. 4

Last Rites Held May 26 for Fred White, Jr.

Funeral services for Fred Ellsworth White, Jr., 66, of Conway, held May 26 in Shum- Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Carl Cummings. Mr. White died May 22, 1977, at Rosary Hospital, Corning, Iowa. Interment was at Conway Cemetery, Conway.

Fred Ellsworth White Jr. son of Fred Ellsworth White Sr. and Margaret Opal Shimer, was born at Conway, Iowa, September 10, 1910.

He lived most of his life in Conway and grew to maturity in Conway where he was graduated from Conway High School in 1930. He attended the Methodist Church.

On October 26, 1932 he was united in marriage to Hazel B. Van Winkle at Savannah, Mo. and they lived in Conway, Iowa.

To this union seven children were born, four sons and three daughters.

He was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad for 34 years until his retirement in June 1974.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, infant son, Richard David, and one grandson, Mark Jeffrey Combs.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Hazel; sons Allan of Council Bluffs, Danny of Groton, Conn., Ivan of Lenox; daughters Farylan, (Mrs. Gaylan Combs) of Mt. Ayr, Mary M. (Mrs. Donald Martin) of Creston, and Vicki (Mrs. Dennis Vanosdall) of Creston; 22 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was a member of Brotherhood of maintenance of Way Employees Lodge No. 230.

He was a kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

[White, Hazel B. Van Winkle]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday     February 7, 1990     p. 5


Funeral services were held for Hazel B. White, 76, Conway, Iowa, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990 at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating. Burial was at Conway Cemetery, Conway, Iowa.

Hazel B. (Van Winkle) White, daughter of William Deforest Van Winkle and Zepha  Belle Hardy Van Winkle was born January 7, 1914, in Marshall Township, Taylor County, Conway, Iowa and departed this life Monday, Jan. 29, 1990 at the age of 76 years, 22 days, at the Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Iowa.

Hazel spent her entire life in Conway, Iowa, where she attended the Conway Schools and the Methodist Church.

On October 26, 1932 she was united in marriage to Fred Ellsworth (Fussy) White at Savannah, Mo.

To this union seven children were born, Farylan Elaine, Mary Margaret, Virgil Allan, Richard David, Danny Lee, Ivan E., Vicki Lynn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fussy White who died May 22, 1977, parents, two brothers, Delmar Van Winkle and Clinton B. Getz, one half-sister Zora Nott, one half-brother, Jesse Van Winkle, infant son, Richard David, and infant grandson Mark Jeffery Combs.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Allan of Council Bluffs, Danny and wife Becky of Fallon, Nev., Ivan and wife Vi of Lenox, three daughters, Penny and husband Gaylan Combs, Mt. Ayr, Margie and husband Don Martin of Creston, Vicki and husband Dennis Vanosdall of Galesburg, Ill.; 22 grandchildren, Mike and Rich Combs, Linda Combs Raymie, Ron, John, Dave, Dan Martin, Terri Martin Gillespie, Merri Martin Ringen, Sherri Martin Clark, and Kerri Martin Metzger, Natalie White Hall, Angela White Wood, Melissa White Green, Susan and Connie White, Kimberly White, Jennifer, Valerie and Patty White, Jeff Vanosdall, and Denise Vanosdall Bruns, and 20 great grandchildren and one step great granddaughter; one niece, Mabel Lewman and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hazel will always be remembered by many, as someone who always had the coffee pot on, and she loved her flowers and garden and her cat "patches".

[White, William Elroy]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     April 1, 1913      p. 8


W. E. White.

W. [illiam] E. [lroy]White was born In Johnston County, Iowa, Dec. 6, 1844. He moved to Taylor County in 1870. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Russell. To this union five children were born, three of whom are living. His wife died in 1883.

In 1888 he moved to Conway, where he met and was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cox [Margaret Hatfield] in 1890.

He united with the Christian church at Bedford in his early life and never transferred his membership.

Besides his wife and children are left six grandchildren, three sisters and a host of friends. The funeral was in charge of local I. O. O. F. lodge of which he was a member. The services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Conway at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. Interment was at Conway cemetery.

[White, William Elroy]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     April 1, 1913      p. 8


W. [illiam] E. [lroy] White died at his home in Conway Wednesday evening after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Friday afternoon and interment was in the Conway cemetery.