Obituaries
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[Landen, Mariah Barns]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    November 16, 1911    p. 4

Obituary.

Mariah Barns, daughter of Joseph and Tabitha [Frazier] Barns, was born   in Kentucky May 5, 1829, and died at   the home of her son, W.  [illiam]  H. Landen, in New Market, Nov. 2, 1911.

She was one   of   ten   children   of which one is still living in Pawnee, Oklahoma. She was united in marriage to Orey Landen December 14, 1844, and there was given to bless their life and home eleven children, eight of them being left to mourn the loss of mother, the husband and father and three children having preceded her to the world beyond.

Those living are as follows: Sarah Barns living in Missouri, W.[illiam]  H. Landen of New Market, Iowa, Samuel Landen of Oregon, Silas Landen of Siam, Iowa, James Landen of Wyoming, Mary Francis Bryan of Oklahoma, Barton Landen of Missouri, Cora Elkins of New Market, Iowa.

Two sons, W. [illiam] H. and Silas, and one daughter, Cora Elkins, were present to care for their mother in her eleven weeks of suffering. Her Christian life was most beautifully expressed in her last days of suffering, not a murmur or complaint was manifest, but a peaceful trust in Christ.

Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Siam, at the Christian church, of which she was a faithful member for many years. The services were conducted by Elder E. E. Stickleman and Rev. J. D. Corbitt, pastor of the Braddyville Christian church

The pulpit and church was draped in black crape with here and there a bow of white ribbon. The church choir had made special preparation and rendered a most beautiful and appropriate song service.

A large and sympathetic audience was present, showing their respect for the deceased and extending their sympathy to the two sons and one daughter who were present in the service.  Elder Stickleman spoke in the highest terms of the Christian life and character and of her devotion to God and those around her in need, and commended such a life to others. Rev. Corbitt followed with the sermon from II Thes. 4:18 "Wherefore comfort one another with these words "

After the services a long procession followed the remains to the cemetery where the body was laid to rest until the morning of the resurrection when those who lay down this life in Christ shall awake in His likeness.

" Another one from us is gone,

A voice we loved is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled."

[LANDEN, MARIAH BARNS]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 9, 1911
SIAM – Aunt Marie Landen died at the home of her son William Landen of New Market last Thursday night and was buried at the Siam cemetery Saturday.

[McCumber, Charles Franklin]

 Bedford Free Press

Thursday    November 16, 1911    p. 4

C. F. McCumber

Deceased   was   born in    Belvedere, Ill., November 22, 1842, and died in Creston, Iowa, November 8, 1911, at the age of   68 years   and 11 months. He married   Miss   Laura [Bell] Turner at Bedford, and   lived   on   a farm near that city for a number of years.    He came   to   Creston   with   his family a good many years ago and after retiring from the farm   labored at the C. B. & Q.   round   house   in Creston for many years, being compelled  to give up all work a   number   of years ago. He is survived   by his wife and three children, Floyd, of   Proctor, Minn., Mrs.   Mary   Hardinger, of New Boston, Mo., and Byron, at home.

C. [harles] F. [ranklin]  McCumber   was a   man well liked by everyone, and was among the most highly respected citizens of Creston. He was a member of Potter Post, having served for three years and 11 months in Company E, of the 10th New York Heavy Artillery. He belonged to both Crest City lodge   No.   522, A. P. & A.   M. and Al Gabil Chapter No. 121, and for a great many   years has been a member

of the Christian church of Bedford.

The funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, although definite arrangements will not be made until word is received from his son in Minnesota. Arrangements were first completed to hold it Friday afternoon, but it became necessary to change them. The services will be held at the home conducted by Rev. O. W. Winter, pastor of the local Christian church, and the services at the grave will be in charge of the Masonic Fraternity and the G. A R. will act as escort. All old soldiers are expected to be on hand. —Creston American.

[Note:   Both the 1880 and 1900 federal census gives Charles McCumberÕs birthplace as New York.]

[Crosson, Francis Emery "Frank"]

Times-Republican

Monday    January 31, 1921

FRANK CROSSON TAKES THE COUNT OF 'THIRTY'

Prominent Citizen Lays Down the Editorial   Pen   and   Answers the Last Summons of the Grim Reaper

Mr. Crosson was confined to his bed about three weeks ago, and day morning when he peacefully passed away. When the news was flashed over the city announcing his death it came as a thunderbolt from a clear sky. His many friends hardly knew of his serious sickness, and his sudden passing away was a great shock.

The funeral was held at 2:30 Saturday at the residence; Rev. Lowe conducted the services after which the body was laid to rest in the Bedford cemetery.

The family have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their great loss.

Francis Emery Crosson

Professor Francis E. [mery] Crosson, whose close connection with the educational progress of Taylor county has constituted his life work a vital and valuable force in the development and upbuilding of this section of the state, was born December 20, 1857, in Abingdon, Knox county, Illinois. His parents were William Harvey and Asenath Vinsonhaler Crosson. The father was born at Blanchester, Ohio., in 1833 and in 1855, when a young man of twenty-two years, became a resident of Abingdon, Illinois, where he was married in 1856 to Miss Asenath Vinsonhaler. He engaged in farming until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted in defense of the Union as a member of Company D, First Illinois Cavalry. He participated in the battle of Lexington, Missouri, was captured by Price, and paroled in 1865. Later he crossed the plains with other gold seekers but after a year returned to Knox County, where he followed farming until 1873. In that year he brought his family to Taylor county, Iowa, and made his home upon the farm in Ross township until his death, which occurred in August 1894. His wife was born near Hillsboro, Ohio in 1835 and during her early girlhood accompanied her parents to Abingdon, Illinois, where she was living at the time of her marriage. Following the death of Mr. Crosson she was married in 1898, to Asa Stowell, of Gay Township, and at present lives in Clearfield, Taylor County.

Professor Crosson acquired his early education in the rural schools of Illinois and Iowa, with a short time in the Bedford high school. He then engaged in teaching for a few terms after which he had the benefit of a year's instruction in Oskaloosa College, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and spent nearly two years in Drake University of Des Moines. His taste and inclination, as manifested in his youth, were along the lines of reading and study, with preference for the sciences. While in school he decided to prepare for the medical profession and in one vacation spent much time with a physician in Des Moines. He afterward returned to Taylor County to engage in teaching that he might thus be enabled to continue his studies as a preparation for the practice of medicine, but became engrossed in schoolwork and continued in that field of activity until his election to the county superintendency in 1895. His first teaching was done in 1876 and was continued until 1879, when he entered college. In 1883 he again resumed his duties as an instructor and with the exception of a year spent in newspaper work in Lenox he taught continuously until 1895. He was then elected county superintendent serving from January 1, 1893 until January 1, 1902, and with one exception no other county superintendent of schools in Taylor County has served as long. He was elected for a third term, being the only county official ever thus chosen for more than twenty years. In politics he had always been a republican, active in his work for the party's interests, for he believed firmly in its principles and seeks the general welfare through his support of its candidates. After leaving the county superintendentÕs office he was in the employ of Maynard, Merrill & Company, schoolbook publishers, until 1905, when he became ill and the following year went to Los Angeles, California, with a hope that the change of climate would prove beneficial. The following year he returned to Taylor County, where he has since resided.

In 1887 Professor Crosson was married to Miss Alice Isabel Dougherty, a daughter of Abner N. and Ellen [Harris] Dougherty. Mrs. Crosson was born in this county in 1863 and by her marriage has become the mother of three children; Phil, who was born April 14, 1888, and died June 20, 1905; Mary, born January 20, 1892; and Ellen, born September 25, 1894. The family are widely known in this county. For many years Professor Crosson has been a loyal member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and since 1880 has been a consistent member of the Christian church. He held to high ideals and throughout his entire life he has done with his might everything that his hand has found to do and performed all public service with a sense of conscientious obligation. At the time of his death he was employed as Editor of the Bedford Free Press.     

[CROSSON, FRANCIS EMORY “FRANK”]

New Market Herald, Thursday, February 3, 1921, p. 3

Frank Crosson Dead

Frank Crosson, for six years county superintendent of Taylor County and for the past nine months editor of the Bedford Free Press, passed away at his home in Bedford last Friday morning after an illness of three weeks. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his loss. He was 63 years old and had been a resident of Taylor County since 1873.

[CROSSON, FRANCIS EMERY "FRANK"]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 3, 1921
Francis E. Crosson, of Bedford and well known to most of our readers, passed away at his home in Bedford on Thursday or Friday morning of last week after an illness of three weeks. The funeral services were held from the home at 2:30 Saturday. Professor Crosson was well known through his educational and newspaper work. He served Taylor county as superintendent of schools for three terms and was engaged as one of the editors of the Free Press when his final illness confined him to his home some three weeks ago.

[Whiffin, Jane "Jennie" Ross]

Times-Republican

Monday    January 31, 1921

Mrs. Jennie V. Whiffin Dead

Word was received in Bedford today, announcing the death of Mrs. Jennie [Ross] Whiffin, a former resident of Bedford at her home in Clearmont, Okla., on Sunday, January 23, 1921. The remains were taken to Kansas City and placed in a Mausoleum beside the body of her son, Hamlet. Mrs. Whiffin was about 70 years of age. She had many friends in Bedford, while a resident. She resided for a number of years on the Whiffin ranch across the river from Monegaw Springs, Mo. Mrs. Whiffin was very religious. He entire thought was given to the Master, and her every act and word indicated her complete acceptance of His teachings, and to be in perfect harmony and accord with His will. Several years since she gave her small fortune of $25,000 into the keeping of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was living on Annuity there of at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, J. [ames] W. [arren] Whiffin, Kansas City and a brother Rev. John W. Ross, a former resident of Bedford.

[Landen, Silas]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Silas Landon, 80, Dies In Clarinda

Silas Landon [Landen], 80, died at the hospital in Clarinda Tuesday, Dec. 31, after having been in failing health for several months.

The funeral services were held at the Christian church in Siam this afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. Robert Boshen. Burial was in the Siam cemetery

[Horton, John William]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

John W. Horton, 75, Succumbs Dec 25th

J. W. Horton, 75, died at his home one mile east of Clearfield, Thursday, Dec. 26. Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.

John William Horton, son of John Mackeral and Mildred Dean Horton, was born in Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1860. The family moved near Cromwell when he was eleven years of age and it was there he grew to manhood.

On June 18, 1880, he was married to Carrie Mae Cunningham. They resided in the Cromwell vicinity for several years, moving from there to Kingham, Kan., where they remained for a short time. They then returned to Iowa, and with the exception of one year spent in Canada, have resided in the Lenox and Clearfield communities for the past forty-five years.

He was an active member of the Methodist church, where he served as trustee. He was a kind and loving friend to all who knew him and will be greatly missed in the church and community. Mrs. Horton died nine years ago.

The surviving children are Grace Helen Shroeder of Barrington, Ill.; Harry O. Horton of Botha, Alberta, Canada; Bess M. [abel] Fisher of Gardiner, Mont.; Clyde W. [illiam] Horton of Bedford; Floyd D. Horton of Blockton; Madge M. Reynard of Van Wert; Guy N. [oble] Horton of Diagonal.

There are also fourteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Crawford of Creston and Mrs. M. J. Williams of Des Moines.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Ben Shroeder and son Franklin of Barrington, Ill., Mrs. M. J. Williams of Des Moines; Mrs. Mary Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hay, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunningham, Glen Cunningham, all of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Alexander of Cromwell; Mr. and Mrs. Dee Liston of Gravity

[Abbott, Inez Hunter]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Mrs. Al Abbott Buried At Conway

Funeral services for Mrs. Al Abbott, 51, who died at her home in Wenatchee, Wash., Sunday, Dec. 15, were held at the Hennessy Funeral Home in Wenatchee, after which the body was brought, to Conway, where services were held and burial made in the Conway cemetery.

Inez Hunter was born Nov. 28, 1884 near Springfield, Ill., and moved with her parents when a child to New Sharon, Iowa, residing there a short time, when they moved to Taylor county. They resided in and near Bedford until 1930, when with her family she moved to Wenatchee, Wash.

She was married to Albert F. [irman] Abbott March 28, 1905. To them three children were born, a daughter, Helen Abbott, a son Knox, and a daughter, who died in infancy. Mrs. Abbott had been a member of the Christian church for thirty-five years and was a faithful church worker as long as health permitted.

Surviving are her husband Albert F. [irman] Abbott, the daughter, Miss Helen Abbott and son Knox Abbott, all of Wenatchee; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Miller of St. Anthony, Idaho, and Mrs. Lena Hewitt of Conway; four brothers, Fred H.[arrison] Hunter of Tetonia, Idaho, Preston D. [avid] Hunter of Tonganoxie, Kans., Lester A.[rthur] Hunter and Ralph H. [erman] Hunter of Conway. There are also three grandchildren.

[Hunter, Lester Arthur]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 31, 1960    p. 4

Lester Hunter Buried At Conway

Lester Hunter, a long-time resident of Taylor county and the Conway community, died at the Armstrong Nursing Home in Bedford, Tuesday, March 22.    

Funeral services were held at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Service on State Street, Friday afternoon. Rev. Frank Greenwood of the Conway Methodist church officiated. Burial in Conway cemetery.

Lester Arthur Hunter, son of W. [illiam] H. [arrison] and Lucy [Breckenridge] Hunter, was born near Taylorville, Illinois, August 9, 1890 and passed away at the age of 69 years, seven months, 13 days.

When a young child he moved with his family to New Sharon, Iowa, and later to Taylor county where he spent the greater part of his life. After failing health, he spent some time in California.

On Nov. 12, 1920 he was united in marriage to Anna C. Taylor of O'Neill, Nebr., and to this union three children were born, Mrs., Kathryn Freemyer of Conway; Kenneth, who passed away at the age of 16 months; Mrs. Arlene Smalley of Gardena, Calif.

He attended the Methodist and Christian    churches.     He   served with the army overseas for several months, in World War I.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the American Legion Post 591 of Conway.

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, two daughters, two sons-in-laws, five grandchildren. Also two brothers, Ralph [Herman] Hunter of Conway, Fred [Harrison] Hunter of Tetonia, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Miller of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Lena Hewitt of Conway; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Hunter of Tonganoxie, Kans.; several nieces and nephews

[Nye, John Potter]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Funeral Services Held for J. P. Nye

Funeral services for J. P. Nye, 76, who died suddenly in Blockton Thursday, Dec. 26, were held at the Christian church in Blockton Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. C. Reisinger and assisted by Rev. W. H. Warrior. Burial was in the Honey Grove cemetery.

John Potter Nye was born at Chester, Iowa, May 5, 1859. June 27, 1882 he was married to Lena Creston. To them were born three daughters, Mrs. Mae Shumaker of Seattle, Wash., Ona, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Fae McLeod of Manilla, Iowa. Mrs. Nye died in 1887. The family then moved to Washington and returned to Iowa in 1897. In May 1888 he was married to Mary E. [valina] Farnsworth of Grant City. Mo. To them were born six children: William E. Nye of Blockton, Mrs. Mary Reed of Seward, Kans., Miss Gladys Irene Nye of Washington, D. C, Mrs. Myrtle Nalley of Muskogee, Okla., John K. Nye of Wheatland, Wyo., and Mrs. Vera Huffman [Hoffman] of Redding.

Surviving with the children are four sisters in Seattle, Wash., and five brothers, William Nye of Seattle, A. [lbert] D. [avid] Nye of Sheridan, Mo., A. [braham] L.[incoln] Nye of Girard, Kans., Sherman A. [llen] Nye of Grant City, and Alvin R.[ufus] Nye of St. Joseph.

[Nye, Annetta "Nettie" Scott]

Times-Republican

Thursday    November 24, 1927

Annettie Scott Nye

Annettie [Annetta] Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Scott [Lydia Jane Cronk], was born in Kansas on Sept. 13, 1873, and departed this life at the home in Benton, Ia., Nov. 16, 1927, aged 54 years, 2 months and 3 days.   She was united in marriage to A. [lbert] D.[avid] Nye on March 19, 1893. To this union four children    were born, Edgar H., who died several years ago, Thomas Truman, Howard H., and Grace Annettie, who survive her.   Besides   her husband   and three children, she    leaves    to mourn her departure, her mother and four brothers and four sisters, as follows: Edward and [Joseph] Winfield Scott, both    of   Sheridan, Mo.; [James] Harley and Fred [Herman], of Athelstan, Ia.; Mrs. Lillian [Mae] Shaw    of Warsaw, Kas.; Mrs. Ada Raper of Bloomington, Neb.; Rosa, at home and   Mrs. Junie [June]   McDonald,   of Estherville, Iowa, besides    many other relatives and friends.    She united with the Baptist church in Athelstan, Ia., several years ago, and still held    membership with this congregation at the time of her death. She was a woman   of sterling character, and was loved and respected by all who   knew her.    The family resided in Athelstan for many years, where Mr. Nye   served the    Great Western Railway as agent. They then moved to Bedford, Ia., where they resided during the two terms   Mr. Nye served as County Treasurer and the district one term as State Senator.    The present home is in Benton, Ia., where Mr. Nye    is again    serving as agent for   the Great Western, where the family is held in high esteem.    

The funeral services were held in the Athelstan Baptist church Nov. 19, 1927, conducted by Challie E. Graham, and the remains were laid to rest in the Athelstan cemetery. 

  [NYE, ANNETTA "NETTIE" SCOTT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 17, 1927
Mrs. A. D. Nye Dead
Word was received here yesterday (Wednesday) morning that Mrs. A.[lbert]  D. [avid] Nye had died at 12:40 a. m. that morning at her home at Benton. Mr. and Mrs. Nye were Athelstan visitors Sunday and so far as known Mrs. Nye was enjoying her usual health at that time.

[NYE, ANNETTA "NETTIE" SCOTT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 24, 1927
Annettie Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, was born in Kansas on Sept. 13, 1873, and died at her home in Benton, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1927, aged 54 years, 2 months and 3 days.   She was united in marriage to A. [lbert] D.[avid] Nye on March 19, 1893. To this union four children were born, Edgar H., who died several years ago, Thomas Truman, Howard H., and Grace Annettie, who survive her.   Besides   her husband   and three children, she    leaves    to mourn her departure, her mother and four brothers and four sisters, as follows: Edward and [Joseph] Winfield Scott, both    of   Sheridan, Mo.; [James] Harley and Fred [Herman], of Athelstan, Ia.; Mrs. Lillian [Mae] Shaw    of Warsaw, Kas.; Mrs. Ada Raper of Bloomington, Neb.; Rosa, at home and   Mrs. Junie [June]   McDonald,   of Estherville, Iowa, besides    many other relatives and friends.    She united with the Baptist church in Athelstan, Ia., several years ago, and still held    membership with this congregation at the time of her death. She was a woman   of sterling character and was loved and respected by all who   knew her.    The family resided in Athelstan for many years, where Mr. Nye   served the    Great Western Railway as agent. They then moved to Bedford, Ia., where they resided during the two terms   Mr. Nye served as County Treasurer and the district one term as State Senator.    The present home is in Benton, Ia., where Mr. Nye    is again    serving as agent for   the Great Western, where the family is held in high esteem.   
The funeral services were held in the Athelstan Baptist church Nov. 19, 1927, conducted by Challie E. Graham, and the remains were laid to rest in the Athelstan cemetery. The singers were Mrs. Wm. Haviland, Mrs. Kyle Pace, Mrs. Ralph iller, Miss Pauline Watson, Miss Wilma Dillenburg, Mrs. Glen Cornelison, with Mrs. Asa Kemerling as pianist. The hymns sang were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "It Is Well With My Soul," "Tell Mother I'll Be There," and "Abid With Me." The pall bearers were Don Campbell, John Golliday, Harold Beale, Lester Ouderkirk, Earl Fletchall and Guy Birch. There were many very beautiful floral offerings.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy of their many friends, and all unite in wishing for them the comfort and blessing of the Loving Heavenly Father and His guidance for the journey to the "better country," where all tears shall be wiped away and blissful union enjoyed forever.

    [NYE, ANNETTA "NETTIE" SCOTT]
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, November 24, 1927
Jess Raper and family of Bloomington, Nebr., were called here the last of the week by the death of Mrs. Raper's sister, Mrs. A. D. Nye.   

[Sharp, Susan Lawrence Large]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Mrs. W. F. Sharp, 54, Dies in St. Joseph

Mrs. Warren F. [rancis] Sharp, 54, died at her home in St. Joseph Saturday, Dec. 28, following an illness of several years. The funeral services were held at the First Methodist Episcopal church in St. Joseph Monday and burial was made in the Platteville cemetery, east of Bedford.

Susan Lawrence, daughter of Reuben and Susan [Hull] Lawrence, was born in St. Joseph, Nov. 4, 1881. She was the youngest of a family of nine children. She was educated in the St. Joseph schools, and made two trips to Europe to visit her father's people.

In 1914 she was married to Dr. Stephen D. [ouglas] Large of Hopkins. To them was born one daughter, Audrey Jane Large. Dr. Large died in 1923 and later Mrs. Large and daughter returned to St. Joseph to make their home. During this time she was an active member of the First Reformed church. She was also secretary of the Missouri Parent-Teacher Association and a Past Matron of the Eastern Star chapter at Hopkins.

In 1929 she was married to Warren [Francis] Sharp of Blockton. They made their home in St. Joseph, where they were members of the First Methodist Episcopal church.

Surviving with the husband and daughter, both of St. Joseph, is one sister, Mrs. Gus Keller of San Diego, Calif.

[McBurney, Kate "Katie" Wieser]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Former Resident Dies in W. Virginia

Mrs. Henry McBurney, 62, died at her home in Wheeling, W. Va., Friday, Dec. 27, after having been an invalid for the past ten years. The funeral services were held Monday forenoon and burial made in Wheeling.

Mrs. McBurney was a former Bedford    resident, Miss   Katie Wieser, the oldest daughter    of the    late Mr. and   Mrs. Gideon Wieser [Elizabeth Hirsch].  She is survived by   her husband   and   an only daughter, Mrs.    Nellie Spangler.  Also   by five   step children   and   several brothers and sisters.  She was a sister of Mrs. L.  [eslie] C. [arroll] Klopp [Effie Elizabeth]  and Victor [Gideon] Wieser of Bedford.

[Bowen, Flora Stell Bruner]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 2, 1936

Mrs. E. R. Bowen, 58, Died Monday, Dec. 30

Mrs. E. [dwin] R. [ea] Bowen, 58, died at her home near Conway, Monday, Dec. 30, after having suffered a stroke the previous Tuesday from which she never regained consciousness. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday   afternoon   conducted by J. A. Wallis.  Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.

Mrs. Bowen [Flora Stell Bruner] is survived by her husband, one son, Frank Bowen of Conway; a daughter, Mrs. E. [lmer] E. Sporn [Pauline Bowen] of Leucatin, Nebr.; her aged mother, Mrs. [Mary] Susan Bruner, and a sister, Minnie Polsley, both of Conway; and one grandchild.

[Sawyer, Clesson]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 20, 1937    [p. 1]

Clesson Sawyer Dies At Deadwood, S. D.

Clesson Sawyer, 52, a former Bedford resident, died at a hospital in Deadwood, S. Dak., Thursday, May 13. The body was taken to his home in Denver, Colo., where cremation services were held and burial made Monday forenoon, May 17.

He was a traveling salesman for many years and was taken ill with pneumonia while on his route in the Dakota Territory. He had been in the hospital for two weeks but had recovered from pneumonia and Mrs. Sawyer, who had been with him, had returned to her home in Denver, when he was stricken with a heart attack, from which he never recovered.

He is survived by his wife and a son, Glenn Sawyer. Also by two brothers, M.[elvin] A. Sawyer of Bedford and John Sawyer of Oxford, Nebr

[Underwood, William Clinton]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 20, 1937    [p. 1]

W. C. Underwood Died Last Friday

W. C. Underwood died at his home south of Bedford Friday, May 14, after a short illness, at the age of 61 years, 7 months and 18 days.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. F. Overhulser. Burial was in the Bedford cemetery.

William Clinton Underwood, son of Lemuel and Elizabeth [Jane Simmons] Underwood, was born in Taylor County, Iowa, Sept. 26, 1875.

He is survived by one sister and three brothers, Mrs. John Herrington [Ella Florence], Chas. F. [ranklin] Underwood and Pearl H. Underwood of Bedford and Dan W. Underwood of Villisca.

[McKim, Carrie Mae Whittington]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 20, 1937    [p. 1]

Carrie McKim, 53, Died Friday, May 14

Mrs. Carrie McKim died at her home in Bedford, Friday, May 14, at the age of 53 years, 10 months and 16 days.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck, Burial was in the Bedford cemetery.

Carrie Mae Whittington was born at Grant City, Mo., June 28, 1883. She was married to Jess E McKim. To them was born one son, Virgil McKim of Bedford. She united with the Church of Christ when a young woman.

She is survived by her son; her father, John Whittington of Omaha; two sisters: Mrs. Mabel Nelson of Omaha and Mrs. Ona Haskins of Des Moines; two brothers, Walter Whittington and Bert Whittington, both of Omaha; and two nephews, Chas. Young and Clifford Whittington. Her mother and one brother preceded her in death.

[Underwood, Elizabeth Jane Simmons]

 Times-Republican

Thursday    November 28, 1918

Mrs. Lemuel Underwood

Elizabeth Jane Simmons was born in Dubois County, Indiana, July 11, 1847, and entered into her heavenly heritage from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Harrington [Herrington] in Bedford, Nov. 21, 1918, at the age of 71 years, five months and ten days.

She came to Taylor County with her parents in 1858 and grew to young womanhood near Bedford.  On May 30, 1867, she was united in marriage with Lemuel Underwood, who preceded her in death, passing away June 7, 1896.  To this union were born eight children, the oldest dying in childhood.  The surviving children are Alvin P. Underwood of Los Angeles, Calif.; Daniel W. Underwood of MortonÕs Mill, Iowa; Chas. F. [ranklin] Underwood of Bedford; William C. [linton] Underwood of West Liberty, Iowa; Mrs. Jessie M. Baker of Lincoln, Neb.; Pearl H. Underwood of Creston; Mrs. Ella F. [lorence] Harrington [Herrington] of Bedford.  All of the children were present for the funeral except the son in California.  Besides these children she is survived by 12 grandchildren and by two step grandsons, both in France.  One living sister, Mrs. Margaret Coy of Villisca, and other relatives, together with a goodly circle of friends, join in sorrow of her passing.

When a young girl she accepted her Saviour and was baptized into the Christian faith, uniting with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the Patch schoolhouse.  Later, she and her husband moved their membership to the Bedford church, where she retained it during the remaining years of her life.

She resided in Bedford for some years, but in poor health and unable to get around, she gave up her home and spent the closing years with her children.  She was stricken with paralysis last Sunday evening and never regained consciousness.  A good woman and true has gone to her reward.

On account of the influenza quarantine only a brief service was held at the cemetery Saturday at 10 a. m., in charge of Rev. Levi P. Goodwin, and she was laid to rest in the family lot in Bedford cemetery.

[Herrington, Ella Florence Underwood]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 21, 1954    [p. 1]

Mrs. Ella Herrington Died In Clarinda

Mrs. Ella Herrington, 71, died at the Municipal hospital, Clarinda, October 17, where she had been a patient since October first, when she fell and broke her hip.

Funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, conducted .by Rev. Robert M. Peters. Burial   in   Bedford   cemetery.

Ella Florence Underwood, daughter of Lemuel and Elizabeth [Jane Simmons] Underwood, was born at Bedford, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1882 and died at the age of 71 years, 10 months, one day.

She was married to John S. [hay] Herrington Oct. 31, 1900. To them was born five children: Garnet Herrington of Des Moines, Virgil Herrington of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Beulah [Mae] Townsend of Bedford, Mrs. Mable Gray of Clarinda, Mrs. Edna Wisdom of Omaha.

Besides her five children, Mrs. Herrington is survived by 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lulu Underwood.

Mrs. Harrington lived most of her life in and around Bedford, the place of her birth. When just a young girl, Mrs. Herrington confessed faith in Christ as her Savior and united with the Methodist church in Bedford, where her membership was at the time of her death.

[Herrington, John Shay]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    August 23, 1951    [p. 1]

J. S. Herrington Dies at Home Here

John S. [hay] Herrington, 72, died at his home east of Bedford, Aug. 18. Funeral services were held at the Wetmore     Funeral   home   Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Robt. M. Peters. Burial was in Bedford cemetery.

John S. [hay] Herrington, son of Amos and Sarah [Caroline McFarland] Herrington, was born near Blockton, Dec. 6, 1878, aged 72 years, eight months and 12 days at the time of his death. He died at his home in Bedford, Aug. 18, 1951.

He was united in marriage with Ella F. [lorence] Underwood, Oct. 31, 1900. To them were born five children: Garnet Harrington, Des Moines, Virgil Herrington, Gary, Ind.; Beulah [Mae] Townsend, Bedford; Mabel Gray, Clarinda; and Edna Wisdom, Omaha.

Mr. Herrington lived most of his life in and around Bedford, with the exception of the first 10 years of their married life when they lived in Omaha.

Besides his widow and the five children, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Quinn, Sanger, Cal.; and one brother, W. [illiam] D. [ixon] Herrington, Diagonal, 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and several   nieces and   nephews.

Mr. Harrington as a young man united with the Methodist church in Blockton.