Obituaries
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[Davidson, William Arthur]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 26, 1968    p. 5

Wm. A. Davidson Dies in Calif.

W. A.  Davidson formerly of Taylor County died December 10 in Santa Barbara, Calif.  Funeral services were in California with interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Calif.

William Arthur Davidson, son of Gilbert [Atwood] and Sarah [Rebecca Cox] Davidson, was born in Worth County, Missouri, August 15, 1880.  He grew to manhood on a farm southwest of Bedford.

He was united in marriage to Pearl Jones, August 30, 1904. She preceded him in death April 19, 1955.   His brother, Lewis, and a sister, Mrs. [Nettie] Mae Wilson, also preceded him.

He is survived by one sister, Cora [Lee], of Santa Barbara, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Iva Davidson of Bedford.

Mr. Davidson and Cora had resided in Santa Barbara with their niece, Mrs. Beulah Allen, the last two years.

[Davidson, Bertha Amanda Bordner]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 18, 1915

Mrs. L. J. Davidson Dead.

Mrs. S. [idney] P. [aul] Webb [Mary Alice Bordner] received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. L. [ewis] J. [ames] Davidson [Bertha Amanda Bordner], which occurred at Orange, Cal., Wednesday morning. The remains are expected to arrive here Monday and the funeral services will be held at the Baptist church, Tuesday, the hour to be announced later. In September Mr., and Mrs. Davidson and family went to California for the benefit of Mrs. Davidson's health. Her mother, Mrs. A. [lfred Edwin] Bordner [Harriet Geretta Scrivner], was with her at the time of her death.

[Davidson, Bertha Amanda Bordner]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

OBITUARY

Mrs.   L.  J. Davidson

Mrs. L. [ewis] J. [ames] Davidson died at her home in Orange, Cal., Wednesday, March 17. The remains were brought to Bedford Monday. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith, pastor of the Baptist church of Hopkins, and assisted by Rev. C. C. Hatcher, pastor of the First Baptist church of Bedford. Interment was made   in the   Fairview cemetery.

Bertha Amanda Bordner, daughter of Mrs. A. [lfred Edwin] Bordner [Harriet Geretta Scrivner], was born near Lewiston, Ill., March 4, 1879. At the age of two years she came with her parents to Taylor County, and spent the greater part of her life here. March 11, 1903, she was united in marriage with Lewis J. [ames] Davidson of Polk Township. To this union were born four children, three of whom, with the husband, survive. They are Wendell, Mildred and Bernice. The mother and five sisters and three brothers also survive. The brothers and sisters are Mrs. James Williams [Nellie Irene], Lake City, Kan.; Mrs. M. [elford] J. [acob] Sheley [Emsy Christina], Hopkins; Mrs. Elmer Orme [Arria Evelyn], Bedford; Mrs. James Quigley [Lucile], Lewiston, Ill.; Mrs. Sid P.[aul] Webb [Mary Alice], Bedford; John Bordner, Bedford: Harry [Homer] Bordner and Frank [Lee] Bordner, Hopkins.

Mrs. Davidson was a member of the Hazel Dell church. She had been in declining health for a number of years and the final decline of her health covered a period of the past eighteen months. In September 1914, she, with her husband and family, went to California in quest of better climatic conditions in hope of regaining her lost health. Five years of her early life were spent in school teaching.

[Davidson, Bertha Amanda Bordner]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. James Quigley [Lucy Bordner], who had been here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Quigley’s sister, Mrs. L. [ewis] J. [ames] Davidson [Bertha Amanda], departed Wednesday for their home at Lewiston, Ill.

[Davidson, Bertha Amanda Bordner]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] A. [rthur] Davidson of Shenandoah attended the funeral of Mrs. L.[ewis] J. [ames] Davidson here Tuesday. Mr. Davidson returned home Wednesday and Mrs. Davidson [Pearl Jones] remained for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Jones.

[Davidson, Lewis James]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 24, 1933    [p. 1]

Lewis J. Davidson Dies Near Gravity

Lewis J. [ames] Davidson, 57, died at his home near Gravity Thursday evening, after having been in failing health for several years. The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Sunday afternoon, conducted by Leslie R. Cobb. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

He was born in Worth County, Mo., Feb. 10, 1876. At the age of five years he moved with his parents to Nebraska, where they remained for one year. They then moved to Taylor County, which place had since been his home, with the exception of two years spent in California.

He was married to Bertha A. [manda] Bordner, March 11, 1903. To them were born four children, Wendell, Galen, who died in infancy, Mrs. Mildred Cobb, and Bernice. Mrs. Davidson died in 1915. The following year he was married to Miss Iva Crawford. To them were born three children, Dwight, Dean and Dale, all at home.

A number of years ago Mr. Davidson united with the Baptist church, later transferring his membership to the Berean congregation of the Church of Christ.

Surviving relatives are the aged father, Gilbert A. [twood] Davidson of Bedford; one brother, W.[illiam] Arthur Davidson of Santa Ana, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Cora [Lee] Davidson of Bedford; his wife, six children, and three grandchildren.

[Davidson, Gilbert Atwood]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 4, 1935    p. 5

G. A. Davidson, 80, Dies at Home, Sat.

G. A. Davidson, 80, a resident of the Bedford community for the past fifty years, died at his home south of Bedford Saturday, March 30. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Leslie R. Cobb. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

Gilbert Atwood Davidson, son of Thomas L. [akin] and Sarah Rebecca Davidson [Rebecca Walker], was born in Jay County, Ind., Dec. 15, 1854. Early In life he moved with his parents to Worth County, Mo., where he resided until locating on his farm home south of Bedford fifty-one years ago.

April 25, 1875 he was married to Sarah Rebecca Cox. To them were born four children, Netta Mae Wilson of Baldwin Park, Calif., William Arthur Davidson of Santa Ana, Calif., Miss Cora [Lee] Davidson of Bedford, and Lewis [James] Davidson, who died in 1933. Mrs. Davidson died in 1926.

Surviving with the three children are eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Mr. Davidson united with the Church of Christ when a young man.

[Davidson, Troy Wendell]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 20, 1978    p. 3

Last Rites Held In Bedford For Wendell Davidson

Funeral services for Troy Wendell Davidson, 74, of Bedford, held July 15 in Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, were conducted by Carl Cummings.  Mr. Davidson died in St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Mo., July 12.  Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Troy Wendell Davidson, son of Lewis J. [ames] Davidson and Bertha [Amanda] Bordner Davidson, was born in Taylor County on December 10, 1903.

He lived in Taylor County all his life except for a few months spent in California when his mother was seriously ill.  Upon the death of his mother, when Wendell was 11, the family moved back to Iowa.

He attended the rural schools of Taylor County and was a regular participant of church while growing up.

On May 21, 1927 he was united in marriage to Flavia Hopson.  To this union three children were born, Betty, June, and Dee.

He was engaged in the farming and livestock business in Ross Township all his life.  He had a vital, driving interest in his farm business and livestock up to the very day that he became ill.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Flavia; daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Larison, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Don (June) Owens; Dee Davidson and wife Waunita; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters; three half brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wendell took much pride and interest in his family.  He was a strong father to his children, leader of his household and much respected by his children and grandchildren.  He was an outgoing, sensitive, helpful man, interested in everyone.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Bordner, Harry Homer]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 20, 1938    p. 8

Harry H. Bordner

Harry H. [omer] son of Alfred [Edwin] and Harriet [Geretta Scrivner] Bordner was born Sept. 2, 1877 at Lewiston, Ill., and passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 1938, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 13 days.

At the age of 3 years, he moved with his parents to Taylor county, Iowa, locating northwest of Hopkins in which neighborhood he spent the remainder of his life.

December 2, 1908, he was united in marriage to Mattie Wilson. To this union, three children were born; Geneva Gorton of Clarinda; Donald and Eleanor at home.

He is survived by his wife and three children; one grand child, Charles   Gorton; two   brothers, John Bordner and Frank Bordner   of   Bedford; four      sisters, Nellie   Williams of   Lake City, Kans., Arria Orme of Bedford, Lucy Quigley of Lewiston, Ill., and Mary Welch of Catalina Islands, Calif.

He was a good husband and a good neighbor always helping to take care of the sick when he was able.   

He   never   united   with     any church but he was a believer in Christ, talking to his   neighbors of his faith.    He lived a good moral life and will be greatly missed   by the community. 

The funeral services were held at the Hazel Dell church Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, conducted by Leslie Cobb. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.          

[Davidson, Lewis Dwight]

Bedford Times-Press

Wednesday    May 14, 1986

Services held for Dwight Davidson

Funeral services were held May 10 for Lewis Dwight Davidson at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Cummings and Rev. Merel Yeager officiated. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Lewis Dwight Davidson, son of Lewis [James] and Iva Crawford Davidson, was born May 18, 1917 on a farm in Ross Township in Taylor County, and passed away May 7, 1986 at the age of 68 years, 11 months and 20 days.

He attended school in Ross Township and became a member of the Berea Church of Christ, which he attended regularly. The family later moved to a farm near Sharpsburg where his father passed away in 1933. Dwight, being the eldest son, accepted the responsibility at age 16 of operating the farm and became the man of the house for the family. The monumental task of farming in the depression years influenced Dwight throughout his life.

On February 17, 1939 he was united in marriage to Mildred Baxter of Bedford. To this union a son and two daughters were born.

He was engaged in farming until his retirement in 1977. Dwight and Mildred lived on the same farm four miles south of Bedford for 38 years before moving to town. Dwight's occupation as a farmer gave him an opportunity to conserve the soil, as he loved the land, and he discharged his stewardship well. He enjoyed working with livestock and treated them with kindness and respect. Dwight was fortunate to enjoy his retirement years. He especially enjoyed his golfing and coffee buddies. He also enjoyed yard and garden work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his half-brother Wendell, his half-sister's husband Roy Welch, and a sister-in-law June Davidson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mildred, the three children Lois and her husband Dick Lee of Churdan, Iowa, Alan and his wife Dianna of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nancy Lea and husband Nick Holford of Auckland, New Zealand. There are also four grandchildren who were precious to him: David and Todd Lee, Delynn and Ryan Davidson. Also surviving are his two brothers, Dean and wife LaVeta of Bedford and Dale and wife Grace of Chicago, his half-sister Bernice Welch of Lenox, sister-in-law Flavia Davidson, and half-sister Mildred and husband Francis Cobb of Independence, Missouri, his mother-in-law, Pearl Baxter of Bedford; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Dwight especially took pride in his family. He was a kind and considerate husband and father, a good neighbor, a friend to many and always ready to help those in need, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

[Atkins, Bertha Newell]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 18, 1915

Mrs. Bertha Atkins.

Mrs.   Bertha   Atkins   died   at   a hospital   in   St.   Joseph   Tuesday   evening, following   an     operation.      The     remains   were brought to Bedford Wednesday.     The   funeral   services   will   he held   at   the   Christian   church   Friday morning   at   10:30   o'clock   conducted by Rev. C.  C. Hatcher, pastor of the First   Baptist   church.   Interment   will be   made   in   the Conway cemetery.

Bertha Newell was born at Eddyville, Iowa, March 13, 1887, and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.[homas] T. Newell [Mary E. Plummer]. With her parents she came to Bedford about eight years ago and has made her home here a greater part of the time. In September 1908 she was united in marriage to Lester Atkins and to this union two children were born, one child dying in infancy. The other, William Thornton, survives. Mrs. Atkins had been employed at Rushville, Mo., and was taken to St. Joseph Tuesday, where she submitted to an operation. Her parents, and also her aunt, Mrs. John Dotts of Conway, were present at the time of her death.

[Atkins, Bertha Newell]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Ben and Fred Newell returned to Moline, Ill. Tuesday, having been here to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Bertha Atkins.

[Atkins, Bertha Newell]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Mrs. Anna McCafrey, who had been here to attend the funeral of her niece, Mrs. Bertha Atkins, returned Monday to her home at Eddyville. Mrs. Newell and two grandchildren, Ethel Rhoads and Bobble Atkins, accompanied her to Creston, returning on the afternoon train.

[Atkins, Bertha Newell]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Conway

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dotts attended the funeral of Mrs. Bertha [Newell] Atkins at Bedford Friday morning.

[McCullough, Bertha Philoma Wheeler]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

Mrs. Bertha McCullough died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. [olomon] Wheeler [Martha Emily Cook], who reside east of Bedford, Monday morning. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning conducted by a minister from Blockton. Interment was made in the Blockton cemetery. Miss Ethel Wheeler of Bedford attended the funeral services.

[McCullough, Bertha Philoma Wheeler]

Blockton News

Thursday      March 25, 1915     [p. 1]

Obituary

Bertha Philoma Wheeler was born at Blanchard, Iowa, June 3d, 1891, and passed away March 22d, 1915, aged 24 years, 8 months and 21 days.

She was married to Mart McCullough April 12th, 1911, at Burlington, Kansas. She had been sick for a long time and death seemed a relief, but all through her sickness she was cheerful and bore her suffering patiently. She had known for a long time that she could not recover but she said she would be glad when the end came.

She leaves father and mother, four sisters, two brothers and many more relatives and friends to mourn her death. Three sisters and one brother have gone before.

Funeral services were held at the home, 2 ½ miles north Gay Center, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. William Mercer of the Blockton Methodist church and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.
[Note: Her headstone gives her birth year as 1890.]

[Barrett, Elizabeth Frances Price]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 18, 1915

Mrs. G. W. Barrett.

Elizabeth Frances Price was born in West Virginia August 5, 1852.  She passed away at her home, 1107 Platte Avenue, Wichita, Kan., February 24, 1915, age 63 years, 7 months and   19   days.

She had been sick for several months and those who were near her knew that the end was not far off, but her many friends here in Bedford were greatly shocked when they heard of her death. Short services were held in a chapel at Wichita. The remains then were brought by the friends to Bedford for interment. Services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Goodsell at the home of S. [amuel] H. [arvey] Garner.  She was laid by the side of her father and mother in Graceland cemetery.

She was united in marriage to G. [eorge] W. Barrett March 25, 1875, in Bedford, Iowa. The husband and seven children survive her: Hugh E., Lulu Banks, Viola Harden, Nina Barrett, Floyd E. Barrett, Clyde W. Barrett, Eula Barrett, and Ethel, who died in   infancy.

[Sweeney, Alexander M.]

 Times-Republican

Thursday    March 25, 1915

OBITUARY

A. M. Sweeney.

The remains of A. [lexander] M. Sweeney arrived Wednesday morning from Cedar Rapids, accompanied by two sons, Randall Sweeney of Chicago and Lawrence Sweeney of Cedar Rapids. The body was taken to the Bedford cemetery, where interment was made, the burial services being in charge of the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Sweeney was a former resident of Bedford and was well known here. He had been in failing health for about two years. The family left Bedford about fifteen years ago.

[Sweeney, Alexander Mack]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     March 23, 1915     [p. 1]

A. M. Sweeney Dead

Word was received here Monday that A. [lexander] M. [ack] Sweeney, a former well known resident of Bedford, died that morning at the home of his son Guy in Cedar Rapids and the body will be brought here for burial Wednesday morning and taken directly to the cemetery.

[Sweeney, Alexander Mack]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday     March 30, 1915      p. 8

A. M. Sweeney

A. M. Sweeney, who died at his home in Cedar Rapids, was brought to Bedford Wednesday Morning and buried in the Bedford cemetery, the Knights of Pythias having charge of the burial services.

Alexander Mack Sweeney was born in Preble County, Ohio May 2, 1848 and moved to Carthage, Illinois with his parents in 1853. Here he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Emma Forgent [Sargent] and moved to Bedford in the early 70's. To this union three children were born, two sons who died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Ora Myers, who now lives in Oregon City, Wash. His first wife passed away in 1882.

In 1884 he was again married to Miss Rhoda Purcell, of Muscatine, Iowa, to whom there were born three sons, Guy A. of Centralia, Wash., Lawrence, of Chicago, Ill., and Randall, of Cedar Rapids. Deceased is also survived by two brothers, George and Samuel and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Beiry, Mrs. Mary Metcalf and Mrs. Susan Weedar, all of Carthage, Ill.

Mr. Sweeney was an old resident of Bedford prior to his leaving here in 1898 and was a charter member of the Bedford lodge 101, Knights of Pythias and also was a member of the Fraternal Bankers Reserve society and the Homesteaders. His two sons, Randall and Lawrence accompanied the remains from Cedar Rapids to Bedford.

[Delamar, Virginia Boggess]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     August 24, 1933    [p. 1]

Mrs. Delamar Dies Following Illness

Mrs. Virginia [E. Boggess] Delamar, mother of Mrs. J. [oseph] S. Pieringer [Pauline] of Bedford, died at the home here Monday following failing health of more than a year.

Mrs. Delamar was a native Texan, moving to Bedford in 1902 where she has made her home since that time. Mr. Delamar died in 1884. She was the mother of two children, Mrs. Pieringer, and a son who died in infancy.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church, and the Thursday club in Bedford. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Delamar suffered a stroke of paralysis while visiting relatives in Dallas, Texas, in June, 1932. She was later brought to Bedford, and during the earlier part of this summer she regained her health to a marked degree, but a fall about a month ago began the decline from which she never recovered.

Rev. Clark M. Crowell conducted the services at the home Wednesday and burial was made at Fairview cemetery under the direction of F. L. Wetmore.

[Harkness, Mary Whitaker]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     August 24, 1933    [p. 1]

Mrs. Mary J. Harkness Dies

Mrs. Mary J. [Whitaker] Harkness, 91, who formerly lived west of Bedford in Mason Township, died at her home in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Aug. 14.   Mrs. Harkness was the widow of Thomas M. [arr] Harkness and the mother of Elizabeth [Jean] Harkness of Pasadena and A. [ndrew] L. Harkness of Los Angeles.    She was born in Forest Lake, Penn., on Nov. 11, 1842 and in spite of her advanced age had   enjoyed good health until recently.

[Harkness, Mary Whitaker]

Los Angeles Times

Tuesday    August 15, 1933    p. 14

Deaths

Harkness.  Mrs. Mary J. [Whitaker] Harkness, late of 450 North Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, August 14, 1933; mother of Elizabeth J. Harkness of Pasadena and A. [ndrew] L. Harkness of Los Angeles.

Funeral services Wednesday, August 16, at 2 p. m. at the chapel of Turner & Stevens Co., Marengo at Holly, Pasadena.

[Harkness, Andrew L.]

Los Angeles Times

Tuesday    December 25, 1951    p. A16

Deaths, Funeral Announcements

Harkness, Andrew L., beloved father of Jack C., loving brother of Elisabeth J. Harkness

Services 10 a. m. Saturday at Pierce Brothers’ Los Angeles, 720 West Washington Boulevard.

[Harkness, Thomas Marr]

Los Angeles Times

Sunday    April 29, 1900     p. I8

Death Record

HarknessIn this city, April 27, Thomas Marr Harkness, a native of Scotland, aged 63 years.

Funeral Sunday, April 29, at 10:30 a. m. from his late residence, No. 416 Slauson Avenue.  Friends and acquaintances invited.  Interment Rosedale Cemetery.

[Eggers, William Joseph]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 4, 1935    p. 5

William Eggers, 92, Dies Friday, Mch. 29

William [Joseph] Eggers, 92, a resident of the Valley community southwest of Bedford for the past fifty-three years, died at the home Friday, March 29, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. B. Osborne of New Market. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born in Knox County, Ill., Feb. 8, 1843. On Oct. 6, 1864 he was married to Mary Ann Houser. To them were born 13 children. The wife and six children preceded him in death. The children were Matthew Eggers, Wilson Eggers, Oscar Eggers, Clarence Eggers, Weller Eggers, and Mrs. Lizzie [Nancy Elizabeth] Lafever. The surviving children are David Eggers of Utica, New York; [Andrew] Jackson Eggers, Ogallala, Neb.; Mrs. Amanda Oxley and Mrs. Sarah [Ann] Harris of New Market; Mrs. Christie Collins and Mrs. Emma Melvin of Hopkins; Mrs. Katy Cook of Burns, Wyo.

On Sept. 8, 1921 he was married to Mrs. Mattie A. Gill of Kansas City. By this union three stepchildren were added to the family circle. They are Sammy Gill of Chicago, Bernard Gill of Indianapolis, and Mrs. B. F. Hillebrandt of Kansas City.

Mr. Eggars was a farmer all of his life, residing in Illinois until the year 1881, when he moved to Gentry County, Mo.  After spending a year at that place the family moved to Taylor County, Iowa, where he spent more than a half century on the same farm.

Mr. Eggars was said to be a natural born nurseryman.  For several years he conducted a nursery business on his farm and many of the surrounding orchards were started by him.

He united with the Primitive Baptist church when he was 15 years old.

[Eggers, Wilson]

Times-Republican

Thursday    October 31, 1918    p. 4

Active in Business Life of Sharpsburg

Wilson Eggers, who been ill of influenza, later complicated [by] pneumonia, died Saturday night after a short illness of ten days.

 Mr. Eggers was one of the most prominent business men of Sharpsburg and in the two years that he has been connected with the Eggers and Foster Hardware Company here, had made a host of friends in both town and country, who appreciated his clean cut business principles and gentlemanly ways.  His sudden illness and death came as a shock to the entire community.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, who receive the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.

Owing to the quarantine restrictions, no funeral could be held, so a short Prayer was spoken in the home by Rev. Griffith, after which the remains, followed by a considerable procession of mourners and friends were taken to Conway to take the train for Hopkins, his former home, where he was laid to rest in the family lot.

Miss R. B. Lorance and Mrs. E. I. Hamblin, George Foster, Shan Richey, Charles and Cliff Underwood, Cleve Ross, Jesse Henderson and Bert Knott went with the party to Hopkins.  At Hopkins they were met at the train by the M, W. A. lodge of that city, who took charge, and buried him with their rites at the cemetery. 

Fine floral tributes were given by the local ladies of the Presbyterian Church, and the businessmen and friends.

In the death of Mr. Eggers, Sharpsburg and community suffer a severe loss, and he will be long mourned by all who knew him.    

Wilson Eggers was born near Herman, Il., on Oct. 14, 1880, and died at his home in Sharpsburg, Ia. on Oct, 19, 1918, at 8 p.m. aged 38 years and 5 days.

He was united in marriage to Ethel G. Dennis in Sabetha, Kans., on March 11, 1903. To this union were born two: children, Ruby, aged 14, and Neva, aged   6 years.

He professed Christian conversion about 22 years ago and united with the Baptist Church at Hopkins, Mo. He lived a consistent Christian life and his passing hour was spent in perfect peace.

His body was placed in a grave in a family lot in the Hopkins cemetery.

The funeral service was conducted by his former pastor, Rev. D. W. Griffith of Hamburg.

Besides his immediate family, he leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggers and the following brothers and sisters: David R. Eggers, of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs., Frank Oxley, New Market, Mrs. John Lefever, Bedford, Mrs. Eber Collins, Hopkins, Mo., A. [ndrew Jackson] Eggers, Burr Oak, Kan., Mrs. Walter Harris, New Market, Ia., Mrs. Clyde Melvin, Hopkins, Oscar Eggers, Clearmont, Mo., Mrs. Chas. Cook, Hopkins, Mo. and Edgar Eggers, Hopkins, Mo.

Deceased was for a number of years employed by the Sayler Hardware Co., in Hopkins, as a book keeper and office man and the past two years has owned an interest in the Eggers and Foster Hardware Co., of Sharpsburg.  He was an active worker in conducting the business; an honorable, upright citizen and very highly respected by all of the people of the community:—Sharpsburg Review.

[Eggers, Oscar]

Times-Republican

Thursday    November 15, 1928

Oscar Eggers

Oscar Eggers, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eggers, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, March 17th, 1885, and departed this life Oct.  26, 1928, at Olive View, Calif., being 43 years, 7 months and 9 days of age. Mr. Eggers was considered a splendid farmer in the communities   in which he lived   and was of a very earnest and careful disposition. We can say of him he was earnest, honest, and sincere in all his dealings. He followed the vocation of farming in Missouri and Iowa until the year 1926, when he moved to California and settled at Lancaster. In the fall of 1927 his health failed and the following February he went to the sanitarium at Olive View where he remained in bed a patient sufferer until the end came. About 27 years ago he united with the Baptist church at Hopkins. In September, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary [Anne] Loomis, of Bedford, Iowa, and to this union two children were born—Marguerite Ruth, age 9, and Lawrence William, age 4. He leaves to mourn for him, his wife and children; an aged father, William Eggers, of Hopkins, Mo., three brothers and five sisters.