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[Blane, Forest Richard]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    June 22, 1944    p. 4

Forest Richard Blane

Forest Richard, son of Charley and Myra [Philbrick] Blane, was born October 4, 1896, and died May 14th, 1944, at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital, aged 47 years, seven months and ten days.

When a young man he united with the East Mission Baptist Church and faithfully followed that faith to the end.

He was united in marriage to Hazel Lois Morgan, Feb. 25, 1920, to which union were born three daughters, Elnora, Yvonne, and Barbara.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Elnora and Barbara of Chico, California, Mrs. Ward Poore [Yvonne] of Bedford, his son-in-law, Ward Poore of the U. S. Service in Hawaiian Islands, grandson, James Edward Poore, his father and mother of Bedford, one brother Scott, of Goodland, Oregon, two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Timmons of Villisca, Iowa, and Mrs. Lida Hill of Blockton and a host of other friends and relatives.

Forest served in World War I, in Base Hospital 120 and was overseas seven months.

He was a loving and faithful companion, father, citizen, neighbor and friend and his untimely death is a great loss to all.  Funeral services were conducted by J. E. M. Chambers at the Platteville church, where the family went to church, with Rev. Hallgrimson preaching the sermon, Thursday afternoon, May 18th, and burial in the Platteville Cemetery.

[Blane, Forest Richard]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 18, 1944    [p. 1]

Gas Explosion Kills Blane

Dies Sunday Morning Of Burns Received

Forrest Blane, 47, farmer residing about ten miles east of Bedford, died at the Municipal Hospital in Clarinda Sunday morning from burns received in a gasoline explosion at his home the previous evening.

According to reports, Mr. Blane was preparing to come to town, and had gone to investigate the gasoline supply in his car, when the accident happened.  Exact details are not known.

His car is a model A with the gas tank in front of the windshield, and the cap was off.  However, the fire seemed to have originated on the ground near a back wheel.  Perhaps in filling the gas tank some fuel was spilled which later ignited from the lantern flame.

Members of the family first learned of the accident when attracted by his cries and the light from his burning clothing as he ran frantically about the yard.

His clothing, excepting his shoes, was burned completely and he sustained burns all over his body, excepting his face and feet.

He is survived by his wife, and three daughters, Mrs. Ward Poore [Yvonne] and small son of the home, Miss Barbara Blane and Miss Elnora Blane, both of Chico, California.

The funeral services were held at the Platteville church this afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson of Bedford and Rev. J. E. M. Chambers of Blockton, with the Legion Post of Blockton in charge.  Burial was in the Platteville cemetery.

Blane was a veteran of the World War I.

[Blane, Forest Richard]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday   May 18, 1944    [p. 1]

Accident Fatal To Forest Blane

Forest Blane, 47, a farmer living east of Bedford, was fatally burned late Saturday night while at work on his automobile.

Exact details of the accident are not known, but members of his family believe that a kerosene lantern, which he was using for a light, ignited gasoline in the car, causing an explosion.

Blane was taken to the Clarinda Municipal Hospital about 10:30 Saturday night, where he died early Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife and three daughters, Barbara and Elnora of Chico, Calif., and Mrs. Ward Poore [Yvonne] of Bedford.

Funeral services were held at the Platteville church Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Chambers of Redding and Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson of Bedford in charge.  Interment was made in Platteville cemetery.

[Blane, Charles]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    June 17, 1948    [p. 1]

Blane Funeral Thursday Afternoon

Charley Blane, 78, died at his home east of Bedford Monday.  The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George W. Swan.  Burial was in the Platteville cemetery.

Charley Blane, son of Margaret [Nancy Scott] and Wm. Blane, was born October 18, 1870.  He came from Illinois to Perry, Iowa, at the age of nine, and to this community about 44 years ago.

He was married in 1895 to Myra Philbrick and to them were born four children:  Scott [Edwin] Blane of Bedford, Mrs. Lida Hill of Blockton, Mrs. Lottie Timmons, Villisca and Forest, who preceded him in death.

Others left to mourn his passing are three sisters, Mrs. Vin Anderson [Edith] of Lohrville, Mrs. Lida Wood of Clearfield, and Mrs. Wm. Fox [Iris] of Bedford; two brothers, Paul of Bedford and Frank of Shenandoah; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

[Blane, William Francis]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    January 24, 1924

W. F. Blaine Died Jan. 19th

W. [illiam] F. [rancis] Blaine [Blane], one of the pioneers of the county, died at his home near East Mission last Saturday from heart trouble, aged 77 years and 14 days.  He had been in ailing health for some time and despite kindly attention from loved ones, the end came last Saturday.

The funeral services were held at the home last Tuesday, January 22, conducted by Rev. Fletcher of the Baptist church and interment made in the Fairview cemetery, Bedford.

[Blane, William Francis]


Tuesday    January 22, 1924

Death of W. F. Blaine

W. [illiam] F. [rancis] Blaine [Blane], of east of Bedford, died at his home Saturday evening, after a short illness, being troubled with pneumonia.  Mr. Blaine [Blane] was 77 years of age.  Full obituary will be published Thursday.  The funeral will be held today  (Tuesday) afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the home east of town.  Interment will be made in the Bedford cemetery.

[Blane, William Francis]


Thursday    January 24, 1924


William Francis, son of George and Mary [Madaline Alkire] Blane, was born in Menard County, Ill., January 5, 1847, and died at his home at Bedford, Iowa, on January 19, 1924, aged 77 years and 14 days.  He grew to manhood in Menard County and came to Iowa in 1880.  In the year of 1906 he located in this county, where he has lived continuously since.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Nancy Scott on October 16, 1868.  To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters.   A daughter, Ida, and a son, Harrison, preceded him in death.

The sons surviving are:  Guy, Frank, Paul and Charlie, all of Bedford.  The daughters are: Mrs. Iris Fox, and Mrs. Lida Wood of Bedford, Mrs. Edith Anderson and Mrs. Martin Marsh of Churdan, Iowa.   They were all at his bedside at the time of his death.

Besides his children, he leaves 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. Fletcher.  Interment was in the Fairview cemetery.

[Note:  The same obituary was published in the Bedford Free Press, January 31, 1924.]

[Blane, Scott Edwin]

Bedford Times-Press

October 14, 1982    p. 8

Scott Blane, 83, Final Rites Were Held October 11

Funeral services for Scott Edwin Blane, 83, Bedford, were held October 11 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Carl Cummings officiating.  Mr. Blane died October 5, 1982 in Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Ia.  Interment was at Platteville Cemetery, Taylor County, Iowa.

Scott Edwin Blane, second son of Charley and Myra Philbrick Blane, was born January 18, 1899 in Dallas County, Iowa near Perry.

Scott came with his parents to Taylor County, near Conway, in 1906 where he grew to manhood.

He was married February 1921 to Miss Alice Warrick.  Two sons were born to this union:  Walter Edwin and Eugene Tunny.

He served his country during World War II faithfully and well.  He was inducted into the U. S. Army in November 3, 1942 and stationed at Camp Barkeley, Texas in Company C #57 Medical Attachment.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother Forest, and son Walter.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Eugene T. of Amity, Oregon; two sisters:  Lottie Timmons of Council Bluffs and Lida [Pearl] Hill of Bedford Manor, Bedford; one grandson, Eugene Jr. of Oregon; one granddaughter, Vickie of Fairbanks, Alaska; one nephew Forland Hill; seven nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He will be remembered as a kind and considerate father, brother, friend and neighbor, and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

[Blane, Walter Edwin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 20, 1941    p. 4

Walter Edwin Blane

Walter Edwin Blane, son of Scott and Alice [Warrick] Blane, was born Dec. 1, 1921 in Page County, Iowa, near Yorktown, and died at his home east of Bedford Thursday, Feb. 13, 1941 at the age of 19 years, 2 months and 13 days.

The early part of his life was spent in Page County, then a short time in Oklahoma, 5 years in Omaha, Nebr., and the past eight years in Taylor County, east of Bedford, with the exception of one year in the CCC camp. He has a younger brother, Gene Blane, 13 years of age.

Walter was cheerful, honest, and upright, temperate in his habits, being opposed to drinking and smoking.  He was thoughtful of others and enjoyed doing deeds of kindness.  He was industrious and was always trying to be helpful to those about him.  He was well liked by young and old.

He is survived by his father, mother, brother, grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blane, Grandfather Warrick, a number of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Wetmore Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. E. B. Stewart of Blockton.  Burial was in the Platteville cemetery.

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 20,1941
Fatal Accident
A distressing fatal accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon of last week on highway 3 at the West Gay school house in which Walter Blane, the 19-year-old son of Scott Blane was instantly killed. The scene of this accident is as follows: The West Gay school is on the north side of the pavement and the Scott Blane oil service station is on the south side. A road from the south intersects with highway 3 just east of the oil station. It seems the lad, who was assisting at the station, had removed the chains from the wheels of a car parked on the north side of the highway facing west and then stepped out from behind the parked car into the path of the Glade Dowlin car, going east and driven by Mrs. Dowlin, who was returning home from a St. Joseph hospital with her husband who had undergone a surgical operation on the Wednesday before. The lad was thrown into the windshield of the car and killed instantly according to reports. No blame was attached to the driver of the Dowlin car.

[Blane, Cecil L.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     June 3, 1943    p. 3


 Cpl. Cecil L. Blane

Corporal Cecil L. Blane, son of Paul and Ida [Gasser] Blane, was born January 10, 1908 at the farm home east of Bedford, and died as the result of an air crash in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 22, 1943, at the age of 35 years, 4 months and 12 days.

He attended the rural school and graduated from the Bedford High School with the class of 1925.

He became a member of the East Mission Baptist church at an early age and has retained this membership through the years.

He was married December 25, 1933 to Arlene Ernest.  A son, [Marvin] Ardell, was born to them.

With the exception of the last six years, he spent most of his life in Taylor County.

He attended Iowa State College for a short time after which he became supervisor of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association of Polk County.  He remained in this position until he was inducted into the Army Air Corps September 10, 1942.

He is survived by his son, [Marvin] Ardell of Denver, Colorado, his parents, a brother, Harold [LeRoy] Blane, of Fort Ord, California; a sister, Mrs. Laverne Sage, and her family of Waterloo, Iowa, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. H. Hallgrimson.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery, the American Legion of Bedford and a Firing Squad from the Home Guards at Clarinda, assisting with the burial service.

[Hamilton, Julia Christina Bible]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    January 19, 1933    p. 3

Mrs. S. D. Hamilton Succumbed Sunday

Mrs. S. [amuel] D. [avid] Hamilton [Julia Christina Bible] passed away about 2:30 Sunday morning at her home in New Market.  Mrs. Hamilton will be very greatly missed in our community.

[Hamilton, Julia Christina Bible]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    January 19, 1933

Julia [Christina] Bible, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bible [Sarah Clark], was born in Coshocton County, O., March 20, 1864, and died at her home in New Market, on Jan. 15, 1932, at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 25 days.

At the age of five years, she moved with her parents to Marion County, Iowa.  On Jan. 17, 1883, she was married to S. [amuel] D. [avid] Hamilton of Otley, Marion County, Iowa.   To them were born six children, three having preceded her in death.  One son, David Lyman, died in infancy.  Mary Elizabeth Godfrey died Nov. 3, 1922.  Christina May Gant died May 2, 1926.

The three sons surviving with the husband are Charles W. [esley] of Bedford, James F. [ranklin] of Bedford and Robert B. [renton] of Gravity.

On Feb. 28, 1895, she and her husband with their family moved to Taylor County, Iowa.  They purchased a farm four miles southeast of New Market where they resided until in January 1918, when they moved to their home in New Market.

Early in life Mrs. Hamilton united with the Methodist church and in 1920 united with the Mennonite church of which two she was a faithful member, never missing church or Sunday school when she was able to attend.

Had the deceased lived until January 17, they would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Besides her husband and three sons she leaves to mourn her departure, 11 grandchildren and one great grandson, 4 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Margaret [Jane] Tyler, Mrs. Mary [Alice] Benson and Frank Bible, all of La Cygne, Kans., Mrs. Christina Hildabrand of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Elizabeth Topping, of Bakersfield, Calif., also a host of relatives and friends.

During her months of sickness she was a patient sufferer.  She was a true and loving wife, a good mother, and kind neighbor, who will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church Tuesday at 1:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior of Blockton, assisted by Rev. E. D. Young of Shambaugh.  Burial at Gravity cemetery.

[Hamilton, James Franklin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 23, 1970    p. 6

Last Rites Held Here April 20 For James F. Hamilton

Funeral services for James Franklin Hamilton, 81, long time Bedford resident, held Mon., April 20, at the Bedford United Methodist Church, were conducted by Rev. Darrel L. Draper.  Mr. Hamilton died at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri, April 17, 1970.  Interment was in the family plot in Graceland Cemetery.

James Franklin Hamilton, son of Samuel David Hamilton and Julia [Christina] Bible Hamilton, was born at Otley, (Marion County) Iowa, May 4, 1888 and moved to Taylor County in 1895.  He was active in church work all his life, having joined as a youth at the Gilead Church west of Bedford.

He was united in marriage to Alice May Garner at the home of the bride’s parents on Feb. 7, 1912 and celebrated their 58th year of wedded life this year. 

Most of their life was spent in the Bedford area except 13 years at Yuma, Colorado and one year in Missouri.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Godfrey, and Mrs. Frank (Christina) Gant; and one brother, Charles W. [esley] Hamilton.

Surviving in addition to his wife, May, of the home, 403 Jackson, are two daughters, Mrs. Neil N. (Virginia) Saterlee of Seattle, Washington and Mrs. Kenneth R. (Doris Jean) Parsons of Gunnison, Colo.; two sons, Howard F. Hamilton of Yuma, Ariz., R. Leland Hamilton of St. Louis, Mo.; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Robert B. [renton] Hamilton is living in Clarinda, Iowa.

James was a considerate and kind husband and father and highly regarded by his many friends.  He retained his keen sense of humor to the end.

[Hamilton, Temperance Gertrude “Gertie” Shannon]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 19, 1968    [p. 1]

Mrs. Hamilton Rites Held Here December 19

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles (Gertrude) Hamilton of Bedford will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Bedford Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Richard Viney.  Mrs. Hamilton died Monday at Court Street Rest Home in Bedford.  Interment will be at the Bedford Cemetery.

[Hamilton, Temperance Gertrude “Gertie” Shannon]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 26, 1968    p. 3

Final Rites Held December 19 For Mrs. Hamilton

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles (Gertrude) Hamilton, 85, lifetime Taylor County resident, were held December 19 at the Bedford Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Viney officiating.  Mrs. Hamilton died December 16 at Court Street Rest Home in Bedford.  Interment was at the Bedford Cemetery.

Temperance Gertrude Hamilton (known to all as Gertie) was the first child born to Benjamin A. and Eva Shrake Shannon.  She was born on her mother’s birthday, September 23, 1883.

She attended Silver Lake School and two years of high school at Bedford.  Gertie loved music.  She was organist for years at the Gilead Methodist country church and the Morning Star Presbyterian country church, the latter of which she became a member at a very early age.  When the country churches closed, she transferred her membership to the First Methodist Church at Bedford.  She gave piano lessons to many children in her neighborhood.

On December 27, 1904, she was united in marriage with Charles Wesley Hamilton, at the farm in Mason Township where she was born and where they spent their entire married life.  In Sept. of 1962 they went to live with their daughter to be cared for.

To this union, two daughters were born:  Mabel Marie, deceased at the age of 19, and Ruth Mae, Mrs. Ray Blake of Conway.  Besides her daughter and husband, she is survived by three grandchildren:  Charles Blake of Hubbard, Iowa, his wife Martha Ann and children, Charles, David, Sharon, Valerie and Paul Duane; Carole Blake Akers, of Bedford, her husband Allen and children Rick, Ronald, Lynn Ellen; Mary Blake Sickels of Cedar Falls, Iowa, husband John, children Max, Pamela, Steven, and Janet Kay; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Leslie (Bette) Shannon of Akron, Colo., and Mrs. Roy (Dora) Shannon of Vancouver, Washington; four nieces and four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Mabel; her parents; a brother, Roy, brother, Leslie, and a sister, Gladys.

Gertie worked hard all her life and was happiest when she could do for others.  At the age of 39 she was stricken with arthritis and was confined to a wheel chair.  She did her housework and even scrubbed floors from her wheel chair.  She suffered much pain from the arthritis, but was always cheerful and never complained.  She never worried about herself but was always concerned for others.   Three years ago, the arthritis caused her to lose her eyesight.  At the time of her death, her hearing was almost gone.

She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

[Hamilton, Janet Bryson]


Thursday    October 10, 1918    [p. 1]

Janet Bryson Hamilton

A Splendid Woman Passed to Her Reward Wednesday Last.

Janet Bryson Hamilton was born Jan. 7, 1828, in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and died at the home of her son, Ernest, October 2, 1918, aged 91 years, 8 months and 25 days.

In 1849 she was united in marriage with James Hamilton, who departed this life June 13, 1896.  To this union ten children were born, one of whom died in infancy and another son, William, who died in 1912.  All were born in Scotland with the exception of Ernest.

With her husband and children she came to America in 1874, locating near Villisca, Iowa.  The following year the family located near Bedford, where the deceased continued to make her home during the forty-three years that have passed.

In early life she united with the Presbyterian Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until the end, having her membership in the Presbyterian Church in Bedford.

The funeral was held at the Forest Grove Church, Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 o’clock a. m., the service being conducted by J. A. Currie.  All the surviving sons and daughters were present and the six sons acted as pallbearers.  The names of the children are Andrew, John and Ernest, of Bedford; Mrs. Jessie Boyle of Isabel, S. D.; James, of Erickson, Neb.; Mungo of Burlington Junction, Mo.; Michael of Hume, Mo.; Mrs. Jennie Hoxworth of Chappell, Neb.  Interment was in the Forest Grove Cemetery.

[Note:   The same obituary was published in the Bedford Free Press, October 9, 1918.]

[Hoxworth, Jennie Hamilton]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    December 7, 1944    p. 5

Mrs. Hoxworth Dies

Mrs. J. [ohn] M. [ilton] Hoxworth [Jennie Hamilton], 73, a former Bedford resident, died at her home in Franklin, Nebr., Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, after an illness of a few days.  Obituary will be printed in next week’s Herald.

[Hoxworth, Tabitha Sampson]


Thursday   June 5, 1924

Mrs. Hoxworth Died At Colorado Home

The remains of Mrs. Hoxworth, a former resident of Hopkins, arrived in Hopkins Tuesday from Ft. Morgan, Colo., and were taken at once to the Methodist Church where short services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Wright, after which the remains were taken to near Blockton, Iowa, for burial.

The following is furnished us by the Ft. Morgan minister who conducted the funeral services in that city:

Tabitha Sampson was born at London Mills, Fulton County, Ill., Feb. 5, 1845, where she grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage with Samuel [Clay] Hoxworth, August 18, 1867.  Two years later, Mr. and Mrs. Hoxworth moved to Iowa, settling on a farm near Bedford, later moving to Blockton, where in 1909 Mr. Hoxworth died.  For the past four years, Mrs. Hoxworth has made her home in Fort Morgan with her daughters, Mrs. E. [d] H. Caudle [Nelle Irene] and Mrs. B.[enjamin] H. [arrison] Lupton [Carrie].

For many months, Mrs. Hoxworth has been confined to the house and much of the time to her bed.  She passed away May 31, 1924, aged 79 years.  She has been an almost lifelong member of the Methodist church, having united with that church at the age of eighteen years.

She leaves to mourn her death, four sons---John M. [ilton], Broken Bow, Neb.; Oliver W., Blockton, Iowa; Harry M. [onroe], Hopkins, Mo.; Samuel C. [lay], Sheridan, Mo.; Mrs. E. [d] H. Caudle [Nelle Irene], and Mrs. B. [enjamin] H.[arrison] Lupton [Carrie] of Ft. Morgan, Colo.  Besides these she leaves twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many friends.

[Hoxworth, Tabitha Sampson]


Thursday   June 5, 1924

Milt Hoxworth of Broken Bow, Neb., arrived in Bedford yesterday afternoon, having brought the body of his mother, Mrs. Tabitha Hoxworth of Hopkins for burial.  Mr. Hoxworth was for many years a resident of Bedford, and was manager of the C. H. Nold Lumber Co. here.

[Hoxworth, Samuel Clay]


Thursday    July 15, 1909

S. C. Hoxworth

S. [amuel] C. [lay] Hoxworth, one of the old settlers of Taylor County, died at his home in Blockton on July 12, 1909, after an illness extending over a period of a year, aged 70 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Mr. Hoxworth was born in Franklin County, Ohio, May 29, 1839, and remained there until 12 years of age.  He then removed with his parents to Fulton County, Illinois, which was his home for nearly 20 years.  In 1870 with his family, he came to Taylor County and settled on a farm in Jackson Township, where he resided until this spring, when he moved to Blockton, where he resided until the time of his death.

In the early days of the Civil War, when the call came for volunteers, Mr. Hoxworth was one of the first to respond, and as a member of the 47th Illinois infantry served for three and a half years and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of the war.

After his discharge from the army Mr. Hoxworth returned to his Illinois home where on August 18, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Tabitha Sampson.  To this union was born seven children, six of whom, together with the wife and mother, survive him.  The living children are J. [ohn] M. [ilton] Hoxworth of Bedford; H. [arry] M. [onroe], of Hopkins; S. [amuel] C. [lay], Jr., of Sheridan, Mo.; O. [liver] W. Hoxworth and Mrs. Ed Caudle [Nellie] of Blockton.  Nancy I. died in infancy.  All were present at the funeral, as was his brother, who resides in Washington, Ia.  Two sisters also reside at Washington.  The eldest is very ill with the same disease that caused the death of Mr. Hoxworth, and the brother left immediately after the obsequies for her bedside.

In 1866 Mr. Hoxworth united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and remained a faithful, consistent member to the end.  As a man he was honest and honorable, and as a neighbor, accommodating and forbearing.   All who knew him honored and respected him and his death was the cause of sincere sorrow.

The funeral was held at Forest Grove church on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Wood, of Blockton.  Interment was made at Forest Grove cemetery.

[HOXWORTH, SAMUEL CLAY, JR., 1877 - 1940]
St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Sunday, February 11, 1940
Services at Sheridan Funeral of Samuel C. Hoxworth at Methodist Church Today.
SHERIDAN, Mo., Feb. 10. – (Special) – Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Sheridan Methodist Church for Samuel C. Hoxworth, sixty-three years old, a farmer who died suddenly Thursday of heart disease. Mr. Hoxworth lived on the state line road north of Sheridan.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Grace Turner Hoxworth; three brothers, Milton Hoxworth, Franklin, Neb.; Harry Hoxworth, Quitman, Mo., and O. [liver] W. [are] Hoxworth, Blockton, Iowa and two sisters, Mrs. Nelle Candle [Caudle] and Mrs. Carrie Lipton [Lupton], both of Fort Morgan, Colo.

[HOXWORTH, SAMUEL CLAY, JR., 1877 - 1940]
Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, February 14, 1940
Obituary – Hoxworth
Samuel Clay Hoxworth, son of Samuel and Tabiatha [Tabitha] Hoxworth, was born Sept 19, 1877 near Bedford, Taylor county, Ia and departed this life at his home on Feb 8, 1940 at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 20 days. He had lived all his life in Taylor county and all but two years of this at the home where he passed away.
He was united in marriage to Grace B [elle]Turner on Feb 19, 1905. He had been in failing health for several years before his death but was always patient and complained of his illness to no one. He was loved by all who knew him and was a loyal friend to all. His desire was to help someone else, never thinking of his own illness.
He leaves besides the faithful companion to mourn his death: three brothers, Harry Hoxworth of Quitman, Mo; O [liver] W [are] Hoxworth of Blockton, Ia and J [ohn] M [ilton] Hoxworth of Franklin, Neb; two sisters, Mrs Nelle Caudle and Mrs Carrie Lupton, both of Fort Morgan, Colo; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Sheridan, Mo, the Rev C C Pritchard conducting the services. Burial was in the Sheridan cemetery.

[HOXWORTH, SAMUEL CLAY, JR., 1877 - 1940]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 15, 1940
Samuel C. Hoxworth Dead
S. [amuel] C. [lay] Hoxworth died suddenly at his home north of Sheridan Thursday afternoon at the age of about 63 years.
Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Methodist church Sunday afternoon and burial in the Sheridan cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Turner Hoxworth; three brothers—Milton Hoxworth of Franklin, Nebr.; O. [liver] W. [are] Hoxworth of Blockton, and Harry Hoxworth of Quitman, Mo. and two sisters—Mrs. Nellie Caudle and Mrs. Carrie Lupton, both of Fort Morgan, Colorado.

[Hoxworth, Nora Alice Snyder]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 28, 1961    [p. 1]


Mrs. Nora Alice Hoxworth

Nora Alice Snyder, daughter of Charles Casper and Almeda Jane [Henry] Snyder, was born at Denver, Missouri, May 21, 1872, and departed from this life after years of poor health and months of serious illness at Municipal Hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, Sept. 10, 1961; age 89 years, 3 months and 19 days.

She grew to womanhood in the rural Sheridan, Mo., area and in October 1895 was united in marriage with O. [liver] W. Hoxworth; to this union three daughters were born; Edna, Audrey and Bernice.  The family moved to Blockton in 1905 where Mrs. Hoxworth spent her adult years.

A member of the Methodist Church for many years, she enjoyed and was quite active in church affairs until her health no longer permitted.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. [verett] G. [ayland] Menelaus [Edna] of Blockton and Mrs. Audrey Fuller of Guymon, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a myriad number of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter, Bernice.

The poet Edgar Allan Poe wrote these beautiful lines in 1849, which with the passage of time have not lost their meaning or their loveliness:

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of Mother.”