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[Long, Rebecca Ellen Cavender Barnum]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 2, 1916    [p. 1]

Obituary—Mrs. Rebecca Ellen Long

Mrs. Rebecca Ellen [Cavender] Long, the object of this sketch, descended from an old southern family, and was born in the City of Paris in the state of Kentucky on the 4th day of March 1839.

Her parents died in her infancy, and being left alone in the world, she went to reside with her brother in St. Joseph, Mo., where she attended school and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy for women. She continued to reside in St.

Joseph, Mo., until her marriage to Wm. E. Barnum in October 1859. She and her husband continued to reside there until 1863 when they removed to Clarinda Iowa, where Mr. Barnum enlisted in the Union Army. He was killed at Centralia, Mo., by Anderson's band of guerrillas on the 23rd day of September 1864. He was a brave and faced death with out a tremor and died like a brave soldier.

Three children were born to them, two of whom, Viola and William, died in infancy, Celestia C. [atherine] Barnum, now Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. [ranklin] Farrell resides in Page county Iowa.

After Mr. BarnumÕs death she continued to reside in Clarinda until her marriage with Jasper [Newton] Long, which occurred on the 27th day of December 1866 with whom she lived very happily, until his death, which occurred on their farm in East River Page county, on the 11th day of December 1904.

Six children were the fruits of their marriage: Ira D. Long of Clarinda; Carrie O.[live] , now Mrs. [William] S. [ilas] Ingram of Siam; Florence A. [Evaline] now Mrs. A.[lbert] R. [ice] Snodderly of Greeley, Colo.; and Minnie A. [lvina] now Mrs. Harley T. [ilden] Pace of New Market; and Charles and James, who died in infancy.

Mrs. Long continued to reside on the farm for some years, when the dwelling was destroyed by fire, since then she has resided alternately among her children by all of whom she was loved and venerated.

Mrs. Long was one of those ladies of the old school whom it is always a pleasure to meet and converse, her beauty of mind, her strength of character, and her sweet disposition, greatly endeared her to all who came in contact with her, and through a long life of usefulness there has never been a person who had any word but praise for her. Her kindly sympathetic voice and cheering words made her a joy and adornment to the homes of her children. Her trustful unassuming

piety, and her child-like trust in God who doeth all things well, impressed one with the thought that she grew up from the innocence of childhood into mature womanhood like the beautiful rose bud that gradually unfolds into the beautiful

full-blown rose of the Christian life, giving forth the odor of its sanctity to the passer by.

About the first of January 1916, Mrs. Long suffered a stroke of creeping paralysis, which was not considered serious at that time, but the insidious disease gradually grew worse and worse. Everything that talented physicians could do to allay the progress of the disease was unavailing, she realized that she

must soon die. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude, and when she knew that her sun of life would soon set forever, she called a young minister of long acquaintance to her bedside, not to pray but to sing of her trust in Him who died that she might live.

On the 26th day of February A. D. 1916, at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Harley T. [ilden] Pace [Minnie Alvina], in New Market, her bedside surrounded by all her living children, she passed away, with a serene smile on her face, aged seventy six years, eleven months and twenty-six days.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev. R. E. Snodgrass of Savannah, Mo., assisted by Elder Robb. Interment was made at Memory cemetery.

[Long, Rebecca Ellen Cavender Barnum]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 2, 1916     p. 5

Ray Snodgrass returned to his home at Savannah, Mo., Tuesday after conducting the funeral services for Mrs. [Rebecca Ellen Cavender Barnum] Long.

[Ingram, William Silas]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    January 15, 1925    [p. 1]

W. S. Ingram Dead.

W. S. Ingram died suddenly at his home near Bedford, Saturday morning,

January 10, 1925. He had suffered for two years or more with heart trouble, yet the end came unexpected and was a shock to the family and the many friends.

William Silas Ingram, son of Laban S. [harp] and Mary J. [ane Robbins] Ingram, was born in Page County, Iowa, October 10, 1869, near Clarinda.

On August 24, 1892, he was united in marriage to Carrie Olive Long, of Page County. Four children were born to them: Clifford H. of Bedford; Blanche, now Mrs. A. [lbert] L. Acree of Hopkins, Mo.; Minnie, now Mrs. G. [eorge] V. Kennedy, of Blockton, and Jasper of Bedford.

He and his family continued to reside in Page County until about ten years ago, when they moved to Taylor County where they have since made their home. He followed his life's occupation, farming, until the last.

He is survived by his wife, father, four children, one grandson, four brothers, four sisters and a host of other relatives and friends, his mother having departed this life April 24, 1912.

Being the son of pioneer parents he early acquired the gift of serving others. In time of sickness or trouble he was the first to help and never forgot the hospitable ways of the early settler. He was a kind husband and father and was respected by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. Price of Bedford. Interment was made at Bedford.

[Ingram, William Silas]

Bedford Times-Republican

Monday    January 12, 1925    p. 2


W. [illiam] S. [ilas] Ingram, farmer residing northeast of Bedford died suddenly Saturday morning, of heart failure. He was found dead in bed about 5:00 o'clock that morning, and as he was heard to be talking about three o'clock that morning,

his death occurred some time between that hour and five o'clock.

Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Price of the Church of Christ. Burial was made in Fairview. A complete obituary will be published Thursday.

[Ingram, William Silas]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    January 15, 1925    p. 6

Siam News Items

This community was very sorry to hear of the sudden death of Wm. [Silas] Ingram near Bedford Saturday morning. He lived at one time in this vicinity and was loved and respected by all.

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, January 22, 1925
W. [illiam] S. [ilas] Ingram, of Bedford and father of Mrs. G. V. Kennedy of this vicinity, passed away on January 10th at the age of 55 years. Funeral services were held on the 12th and interment was made in the Bedford cemetery.

[Ingram, Laban Sharp]

New Market Herald

July 21, 1932    p. 4

Obituary—Laban S. Ingram

Laban S. [harp] Ingram, who has lived for years in the Hawleyville vicinity, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 1932, at 3:25 P. M. He was born August 7, 1845, in Campbell County, Tenn. His age was 86 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Mr. Ingram came to Page County, Iowa, with his parents Silas and Sarah Hampton Ingram, at the age of nine years. He crossed the plains twice during the Civil War, hauling freight. He was one of the pioneer settlers in this county, having lived here 54 years, and in the early days endured many hardships.

October 18,1868, he was united in marriage with Mary [Jane] Robbins at Coyville, Kansas. They came directly to their new home in Page County, not far from the present location. His wife preceded him in death, passing away in 1912. To this union were born eleven children, five of them having passed away. Those remaining are: Winnie [Winifred] Long of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Ollie Speelman, Clarinda, Iowa; Hugh Ingram, New Market, Iowa; Tait [Talt] Ingram, Shambaugh, Iowa; Clythe Ingram, Long Beach, Calif.; Clyde Ingram, Clarinda, Iowa. Three sisters, Sarah McCune of Denver, Colo.; Eva Nace of Greeley, Colo.; Mahala Delap of Clarinda, Ia.; and one brother, Frank Ingram, of Phoenix, Ariz., also survive. There are also 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

At an early age Mr. Ingram became a member of the Methodist church. Father Ingram, as he was familiarly known, was a man of unassuming manner, loving the simple things of life. He was a kind and helpful neighbor who will be greatly missed by his numerous friends.

Forever near us, though unseen,

The dear immortal spirits tread;

For all the boundless universe

Is life—there is no dead.

Funeral services were held in the yard of the home, under the great old trees he loved, and the body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery.

[Hembree, Martha Dougherty]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 2, 1916    [p. 1]

Obituary—Mrs. Maratha E. Hembree

Martha E. Dougherty was born in Page Co. Iowa February 3, 1847, and died at her home in New Market February 28th 1916, age 69 years and 25 days. She was united in marriage to Wm. D. [avid] Hembree at Clarinda, January 11th 1893.

Her father Gideon Dougherty passed away May 6th 1885 but her mother Elizabeth [Mahan] Dougherty survives her and has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Hembree the greater part of the time. Grandma lives at present at the home of her other daughter, Mrs. Sleight and could not be present on account of the condition of her health.

Besides her husband and mother she leaves to mourn her loss four brothers, and one sister: Robert Dougherty of Clarinda; James [Buchanan] Dougherty of Bedford; John [Washington] and Peter Dougherty and Caroline [Matilda] Sleight [Slaight] of New Market. Two brothers and one sister have preceded her to the other world.

Mrs. Hembree was a faithful member of the Baptist church and in company of her husband attended both morning and evening service only the day before her death. He has the deepest of sympathy from his children and other relatives at this time. But the one best satisfaction is she leaves memory of one who followed the teachings and life of her Savior.

Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday conducted by Rev. Anderson. Interment was made in Memory cemetery.

[Hembree, Martha Dougherty]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 2, 1916    p. 5

Mrs. Goudy and Mrs. Dell Miller of Bedford and Audrey Abbott of Lenox came Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Hembree [Martha Dougherty].

[Hembree, Martha Dougherty]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 2, 1916    p. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dougherty of Clarinda came Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Hembree [Martha Dougherty].

[Hembree, William David]

New Market Herald

Thursday    August 3, 1922    [p. 3]

Ed Smith of Bedford was here Monday to attend the [William David] Hembree funeral and also to visit with friends.

[Hembree, William David]

New Market Herald

Thursday    August 3, 1922     p. 2

A number of Siam people attended the Wm. Hembree funeral in New Market Monday. The Masonic lodge gave their beautiful funeral services at the grave.

Mr. Hembree was a member of the Siam lodge.

[Hembree, William David]

New Market Herald

Thursday    August 3, 1922    p. 3

Old Settler Gone

On Friday, July 28, shortly before noon the spirit of Wm. Hembree returned to Him who gave it. Mr. Hembree had been in poor health for sometime but his illness did not become alarming until some two weeks before his demise. Medical skill and loving hands could not thwart the grim destroyer, and death came as stated above.

Mr. Hembree had been a resident of this community for more than fifty years, and he was esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He was a good citizen, and in his dealings with his fellow men he believed in following the Golden Rule.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Baptist church, conducted by Revs. Field and J. Owen Smith. Plumb Masonic lodge of Siam, of which deceased was an honored member, were in charge. Interment was in Memory cemetery.

William David Hembree, eldest son of John and Martha [Mathis] Hembree, was born in Martin Co., Ind., Oct 16,1845, where he lived until 5 years old when with his parents he moved near Haysville, Ind., where he resided until he enlisted in the Civil War in Oct., 1863 in the 95th Regt. Ind. Vol. Inft. He reenlisted Jan., 1865, in the 143d Regt., Ind. Vol. Inft., and served until the end of the war. In 1866 with his Uncle, Frank Cavender and family, he came to Taylor Co., Iowa, and made his home here ever since. In Nov., 1867, he married Marjory [Ann] Hankins. To this union were born 7 children, 2 boys and 5 girls, one daughter died in infancy and the oldest son died when 18 years of age. His wife died Sept. 11, 1886.

He was united in matrimony Jan. 11, 1893, to Martha Dougherty, and removed to New Market in Nov. 1912. His wife passed to eternity Feb 28, 1916.

On Oct 16, 1918, he married Phebe E. [llen] Mead, who survives him.

In young manhood William Hembree confessed faith in Christ. On his visit while home from the army on a furlough he was taken very sick and promised God that if He would spare his life he would serve Him as long as he lived. He recovered from his sickness, returned to the war and like some others under similar circumstances, forgot his vow.

While living 5 miles south of New Market he walked to Boundary Grove now known as Kraut Trestle to attend a Methodist Camp meeting. The text of the

evening was, "Pay thy vow to the most High." Wm. Hembree remembered his vow and gave his heart to God and kept the faith to the end. His parents were Presbyterians, but after careful study he united with the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Upton Post G. A. R. He was also a member of Plumb Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Siam.

He departed this life at his late home in New Market July 28, 1922, aged 76 years, 9 months and 12 days. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and 5 children as follows: Rosa [Bell] Hembree Hutchinson, Martha [Jane] Hembree Farlow, Vina [Malvina] Hembree Snodgrass all of New Market; Frank [lin] Hembree of Council, Bluffs, Dollie [Mary Ann] Hembree Lindsey of Clatskanie, Oregon, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters of Ind., also 2 brothers and 1 sister of Oklahoma.

An incident from the old home; When leaving for the west his father took his hand and said Wm. we have tried to teach you honesty, sobriety and industry and now son you are going out from among us and I want you to remember

what we have taught you and be a man." In speaking of this incident lately, Bro. Hembree remarked, how much that word "man" has meant to me.

He held the office of deacon and trustee for many years in this church and for a time was a teacher of the Bible class.

The out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Wm. Hembree are: Marion Burriss, Alfordsville, Ind., Mrs. Emoral Canary and daughter, Mrs. Walter Price, Loogootee, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith, Bedford, Ia., Mrs. Jonas Fuller, Braddyville, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hazleton, and Mrs. Louis Abbott, Clarinda, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Thompson and son, Hepburn, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cavender, Shenandoah, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hembree and son of Council Bluffs, Wilse Cavender, Plattsmouth, Nebr., and some others we failed to get the names.

[Dougherty, Elizabeth Mahan]

New Market Herald

Thursday      October 7, 1920    p. 4

Dies at Age of 102

Grandma Dougherty, who was almost 103 years old, passed to her reward Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley Slaight, southwest of town. She had been an invalid for many years, and while her death was not unexpected, yet when the final summons came it was a sad blow to her immediate family. She was one of the earliest settlers in this section and saw

the country grow from the rough to its present state of development. Her death will be mourned by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Osborne, and interment was in Memory cemetery.

Elizabeth (Mahan) Dougherty, was born in Paola, Orange County, Indiana on January 23rd 1818, and died at the home of her daughter Caroline Slaight, October 5th 1920, aged 102 years, 8 months and 12 days.

She was married to Gideon Dougherty in Lawrence County, Indiana June 9th 1840, and in the fall of 1844 moved with their family to Taylor County, Iowa.

The fall of 1875 they moved to Page county, Iowa, where they have since resided.

Her husband died May 6th 1885, and left surviving him 8 living children, William S. [helby], Samuel, Robert, Martha E., Peter, John W. [ashington], James P., and Caroline Slaight. A daughter, Sarah Jane, died prior to the father's demise.

Four of the children then living have preceded their Mother in death, William S.[helby], Samuel, Robert and Martha E., and four are now living, Peter and John W. [ashington] Dougherty in New Market, James B. [uchanan], near Bedford and Caroline [Matilda] Slaight near New Market.

Also 22 grand children, 57 great grand children, 4 great great grandchildren with many connecting links scattered over the counties of Page and Taylor and distant states as a reminder of this old Pioneer Mother, who came here at the very beginning of the settlement of this state.

[Dougherty, Elizabeth Mahan]

New Market Herald

Thursday      October 7, 1920    p. 2

Grandma Dougherty died Tuesday October 5 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley Slaight.  Mrs. Dougherty [Elizabeth Mahan] was an invalid for years and was very feeble being past 102 years old.  The funeral was held Wednesday October 6 at the Baptist church in New Market.  Interment was in the Memory cemetery.  We join in extending sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and friends.

[Dougherty, Elizabeth Mahan]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    October 7, 1920    [p. 1]

102 Years Old

Grandma Dougherty [Elizabeth Mahan] passed away at her daughter's home in New Market Tuesday morning at the age of 102 years and 9 months. She was probably the oldest person living in the County if not in the State.

[Farrell, Benjamin Franklin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 25, 1933    p. 4

New Market

B. F. Farrell of New Market Dies

B [enjamin] F [ranklin] Farrell died Friday, May 19, at t his home about four miles west of New Market.  He had been in ill health for several years, suffering from heart trouble. Funera1 services were held Sunday afternoon at the family residence and burial was at Memory cemetery.

He was the son of Joshua and Amy [Holton] Farrell, and was born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1854. He came with his parents to Iowa when a small child, locating in Taylor County and grew to manhood in this locality. He was married to Miss Lesta  [Celestia Catherine] Barnum, May 29, 1879, living on a farm near Mew Market for two years, then moving to the farm in Page county, which had been their

home for 52 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lesta Farrell and six children, Mrs. Bertha [May] Miller, Loyd Farrell, Clyde Farrell, Walter Farrell, Mrs. Ethel Slaight and Glade Farrell, and eleven grandchildren. Also three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, Mrs. Mellie Snodgrass and Mrs. Mary Lowry.

[Farrell, Benjamin Franklin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 25, 1933    p. 7


Ben Farrell Dies

Ben Farrell died Friday, May 19, at his home east of Clarinda. He was the father of Mrs. Claud Slaight [Ethel] and a brother of Mrs. Tom [Thomas Jasper] Snodgrass [Mellie Farrell] and Mrs. R. [ichard] F. [rancis] Thompson [Elizabeth Jane] of this community. Funeral services were held Sunday.

[Farrell, Benjamin Franklin]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 25, 1933     p. 4

New Market

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lowry and daughter Lois May, of Yankton, S. Dak., came Saturday to be present at the funeral services of their uncle, B. [enjamin] F.[ranklin] Farrell, which were held Sunday. They returned to their home Monday and were accompanied by Mr. LowryÕs mother, Mrs. Mary [Farrell] Lowry.

[Dougherty, Nancy Adeline Thompson]

New Market Herald

Thursday   April 14, 1932    p. 1

Early Pioneer Called in Death

Mrs. John Dougherty Passed Away Last Saturday About Noon.

Mrs. John Dougherty, wife of John Dougherty, and one of the early pioneers of southwestern Iowa, died last Saturday morning about eleven o'clock at her home

in New Market, Iowa, the immediate cause of her death being given as diabetes. She had been suffering for several weeks and gradually grew weaker from the strain of disease, until the end finally came last Saturday.

Deceased had been a resident of Page and Taylor counties all her life and leaves an exceedingly large circle of friends and relatives who sincerely mourn her death. She was a most faithful wife and mother, a loyal neighbor and a friend to all.

Nancy Adeline Thompson, daughter of James and Ruthie Thompson, was born in Page County, Iowa, May 27, 1856, and passed away April 9, 1932, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 18 days.

She was united in marriage to John Dougherty September 17, 1874, and to this union four children were born: Mrs. Carrie Thomas of Clarinda: Cora Dougherty, who died in infancy; Mrs. Minnie Pace of New Market; and Mr. Elmer Dougherty of Maryville, Mo. A greater part of their married life was spent on their farm in Page County until 1907, when they moved to their present home in New Market.

Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn their loss one sister, Mrs. Guy Morrow of Deer Trail, Colo.; a brother, Al Thompson, of Cortez, Colo.; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; also a host of relatives and friends. Father, mother and four sisters have preceded her.

In early girlhood she was united with the Christian church and has remained a devoted member to the end.

Sleep, mother, sleep,

Sweet will be thy rest,

From care and pain and sorrow

    thou art free.

Thy prayers and hopes

Are hid in Jesus' breast,

He who broke the bands of

    death will remember thee.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home in charge of Rev. B. F. Hall of the Christian church at Clarinda. Burial was made in Memory cemetery.


Bedford Times-Press, Thursday, April 14, 1932

Funeral Services Held

Last Rites for Mrs. John Daugherty Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. John Daugherty [Dougherty] who died Saturday were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence in New Market. The services were conducted by the Rev. Hall of Clarinda. She was 75 years old.

Mrs. Daughtery [Dougherty] was born in Page County and moved to New Market in 1907.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Thomas of Clarinda and Mrs. Minnie Pace of New Market; one son, Elmer Daugherty [Dougherty] of Maryville, Mo., and six grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of whom were present at the funeral.

[Dougherty, Peter]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 3, 1921    p. 3

John Abbitt [Abbott] and wife [Maude Dougherty] of Lenox were here Sunday, called on account of the death of Mrs. AbbittÕs uncle Peter Dougherty. Mr. Abbitt is connected with the Lenox Time-Table.

[Dougherty, Robert]

New Market Herald

Thursday    March 7, 1918    [p. 1]


The funeral service for Robert Dougherty was held last Thursday at his late home in Clarinda conducted by Rev. Snodgrass, and interment was in Memory cemetery. Two brothers of deceased, James and Peter, were unable to attend because of illness.

Mr. Dougherty was a well-known and highly respected citizen and his death brought sadness to the hearts of all his old time neighbors and friends.

Robert Dougherty was born in Taylor County, Iowa, September 28, 1845 and died at his home in Clarinda, February 27, 1918.

Soon after his birth his parents moved to Page County, where Mr. Dougherty resided to the close of his life. Most of this time was spent on the farm on which he proved his worth, having been eminently successful. In 1893 he moved to Clarinda where he lived at the time of his death.

He was married November 17, 1870, to Manora A. Snodgrass, to which union were born four children, T. M. Dougherty, Flova, now deceased, O. E.  Dougherty, and Maude Abbott. He had five brothers, Wm. S. [helby], Samuel, both deceased, Peter, John and James B. [uchanan]; also three sisters, Martha Hembree, Sarah Jane Dougherty, both deceased, and Caroline [Matilda] Slaight. He leaves also four grand children and a mother who lately celebrates her 100th birthday.

Mr. Dougherty was an industrious, hard working man and not only succeeded in his work but loved to work for work's sake.

Browning's lines apply to him. "Man's work is to labor and leaven as best he may—earth here with heavens; Tis work for work's sake that he's needing".

He was a kind husband, affectionate father and an honest, moral citizen, and as such bade us farewell with loving remembrances, and attribute to the simplicity and dignity of honest toil and moral character.