Obituaries
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[Farner, Lydia, Mrs.]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 13, 1913    p. 5

Word has been received here of the death [March 10th] of Mrs. Lydia Ferner [Farner] of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The deceased's an aunt to Mrs. C. [hristian] H. Moser [Barbara Ann Ulrich] and John Ulrich.

[Source of birth date and spelling of last name:  Ohio State Death Index]

[Moser, Dorris Clayton]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 13, 1913    p. 5

Mrs. J. [oseph] H. [enry] Humphrey [May Florence Moser] departed Sunday evening for Oberlin, Kan., called by the death of her brother, Dorris Moser.

[Moser, Dorris Clayton]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday    March 11, 1913    p. 4

Word was received Sunday afternoon by Mrs. J. [oseph] H. [enry] Humphrey [May Florence Moser] that her brother, Dorris [Clayton] Moser, was very sick at his home in Oberlin, Kan. Mrs. Humphrey went to Creston on the Sunday evening train and took the main line train west in order to reach Oberlin as soon as possible. Mr. Humphrey accompanied her as far as Creston. Later: Mr. Moser died Monday morning.

[Moser, Dorris Clayton]

Bedford Free Press

Tuesday    March 25, 1913    p. 4

OBITUARY.

D. C. Moser.

D. [orris] C. [layton] Moser, whose death was mentioned in the last issue of the Free Press, the particulars of which were not obtainable at the time, died of acute inflammation of the stomach and heart failure. At the time of his death he was 57 years, 3 months and 25 days old. He was born in Lucas county, Iowa, but came to Taylor county at a very early age, where his youth and young manhood was spent, clerking for several years for John Graff. February 27, 1879, he was married to Belle [Belzona] Mason daughter of Uncle Jimmy Mason, of Mason Township and started immediately to Kansas, settling in Oberlin where he had since resided. He has been in different lines of business at times, but for several years has been engaged in farming and stock raising, being one of the heaviest feeders in his section of Kansas. He leaves his wife, only son, Floyd of Kansas City, and two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Stickle of Oklahoma City, and Miss Iva, who is at home. Besides these he has living three brothers and one sister, [Ulysses] Grant of Seattle, Wash.; Ed, of Kansas City; E. [lmer] E. [llsworth] of Omaha; and Mrs. J. [oseph] H.[enry] Humphrey [May Florence] of Bedford. All were at the funeral except Grant. Mr. Moser was a man who made many friends and his loss will be deeply felt in Oberlin and vicinity, and where he has so long been identified with the community.

[Moser, Dorris Clayton]

Bedford Times-Republican

March 20, 1913    p. 4

D. C. Moser.

D. [orris] C. [layton] Moser, whose youth and young manhood were spent in Bedford, died at his home In Oberlin, Kan., last week. Of him the Oberlin Herald publishes the following:

D. C. Moser Dead.

It is with profound regret that we announce this week the death of our friend and popular citizen, D. [orris] C. [layton] Moser, who died at his home in Oberlin on Monday morning at l l a. m., of acute inflammation of the stomach and heart failure.

Deceased was born in Lucas County, Iowa, Nov 15, 1855. Was 57 years, 3 months and 25 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Belle [Belzona] Mason on February 27, 1879, and they at once started for Kansas arriving here March 23 of the same year, settling in Oberlin, and he has been one of the most active and prosperous business men that was ever in the city.

He has been in several different kinds of business but of late years was principally engaged in farming and raising stock. He for years has been one of the heaviest feeders that operated in this part of the state. He was a good judge of all kinds of stock and kept the best.

He had been frequently honored by his neighbors with positions of trust and had ever filled these duties with fidelity and satisfaction to all.

For a number of years he had been troubled with stomach trouble and this at last sapped his strength and caused his death.

The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday where a large concourse of friends assembled to pay their last token of respect to one they had known so long and loved so well. Rev. J. P. Clark pronounced a most touching and appropriate eulogy upon his life and character.

He leaves a wife, one son, Floyd of Kansas City, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Stickle of Oklahoma City, and Miss Iva, who is still at home, one brother, [Ulysses] Grant Moser, living at Seattle, Wash., one at Kansas City, Ed Moser, and E. [lmer] E.[llsworth] Moser of Omaha, Neb., and one sister, Mrs. J. [oseph] H. [enry] Humphrey [May Florence] of Bedford, Iowa, all being present at the funeral except the one from Seattle.

D. [orris] C. [layton] Moser was one of Oberlin's most respected businessmen and his loss will be deeply felt by the entire city. His place will be hard to fill. He was still a young man and should have lived many years yet. He was needed by his family and entire community.

[Moser, Simeon]

Times-Republican

Thursday    November 14, 1912    p. 3

C. [hristian] H. Moser received a telegram Thursday stating the death of his brother Simeon Moser at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

[Lawler, John J. “Jack”]

Times-Republican

Thursday    October 10, 1912

Conway

Jack [John J.] Lawler was born July 24, 1829 in Ireland and died Sunday October 6, 1912, at his home near Conway, Iowa. In 1861 he married Sarah [Ann] Dossett. To this union five children were born, two girls and three boys.  He leaves to mourn his loss three sons and one daughter.

[Evans, Benjamin G.]

Times-Republican

Thursday    November 14, 1912    p. 3

C. A. Hall and T. G. Stewart attended the funeral of Ben [jamin G.] Evans at Lenox Saturday.

[Goforth, Earl Eldon]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    October 8, 1903    [p. 1]

Died From Eating Pills.

Tuesday morning the fourteen months old boy [Earl Eldon] of Mr. and Mrs. A.[rthur] C. [ornelius] Goforth [Mary Elizabeth Dawson] got hold of some pills and ate a boxful. In about eight hours the little fellow was a corpse.  The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 1 by Rev. Griffith. Interment in

[Goforth, Earl Eldon]

Times-Republican

Thursday     October 8, 1903    p. 4

Wednesday’s Items

Word comes to us to the effect that the little Goforth Child [Earl Eldon], who ate some pills yesterday, has died from the effects. The child got some patent pills and ate some before being discovered and finally this morning went into spasms and died.

[Goforth, William Harvey]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    November 2, 1939    p. 3

Blockton

Several from Blockton attended the funeral of Mrs. Glenn Cobb's brother, W.[illiam] H. [arvey] Goforth in Barnard Sunday.

[Goforth, William Harvey]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    November 2, 1939    [p. 1]

Bob Goforth's Father Dies In Barnard

William H. [arvey] Goforth, 72, father of County Auditor Robert Goforth of Bedford, died at his home in Barnard, Mo., Friday afternoon after a long illness. He was born at Rosendale, Mo., Dec. 15, 1866 and resided most of his life in that community. He retired from farming in 1928.

The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Barnard, Mo., Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Barnard cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, six sons and four daughters; also by one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Glen Cobb [Grace Pearl Goforth] of Blockton is one of the sisters.

[Goforth, Dean R.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 20, 1951    p. 10

Cpl. Goforth Rites Are Held Sunday

Military services for Cpl. Dean R. Goforth were held at Rose Hill church Saturday afternoon.

The son of Mrs. Dora L. [eon King] Beck of near New Market, Goforth was killed in action in Korea July 20, 1950. He had been wounded shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War.  Before he could be moved to a hospital he died, and his body was interred temporarily in Korea.

Born near Hepburn in Page County in 1928, Goforth lived most of his life in this vicinity. He served three years with the Army, including duty at Yokohama, Japan, before his discharge.

He re-enlisted late in 1949, and was sent back to Japan, where he was stationed when the Korean conflict broke out.

Surviving besides his mother are his father, Robert A. [dam] Goforth of Burlington Junction; seven half-sisters, Mrs. Anna McCune of Selah, Wash., Mr. Iris Gray of Burlington Junction. Mrs. Roberta Schantz of Villisca, Mrs. Hollis Chavnu of Omaha, Mrs. Irene Burkholtz of Redlands, Cal., Mrs. Hannah Johnston of Los Angeles, Cal., and Velma; three half-brothers, Clarence E. Friedrich of Wahkicus, Wash., Harold J. Friedrich of Pendleton, Ore., and Charles D. Friedrich, also on the west coast.

A half-brother, Richard Goforth, was killed while serving with the navy in World War II.

[Goforth, Dean R.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    May 24, 1951    p. 10

Report Sgt. Goforth Killed In Action

Sgt. Dean [R.] Goforth, 22, son of Mrs. Earl Beck [Dora Leon King] of near Guss, has been reported killed in action July 20, 1950. He had been reported missing Sept.  21, 1950, but word of his death was not received until last Thursday.

Sgt. Goforth served in the U. S. Army three years before being discharged. He was out six weeks, re-enlisted in June 1950, and was sent straight overseas. He had been serving as a cook.

[Goforth, Mollie Rose Lucas]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 31, 1957    p. 4

Mrs. Goforth Dies In California

Mrs. Mollie [Rose] Lucas Goforth, 86, mother of Robert Goforth of Griswold, Iowa, formerly of Bedford, died in California, January 25, where she had lived since 1954. She was a resident of Barnard, Mo. and community for many years.

The body was returned to Maryville, where last rites were held Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Barnard cemetery.

Robert Goforth is one of six sons surviving. There are also four daughters, 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

[Foley, Bud]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 24, 1935    p. 4

Bud Foley, 65, Dies; Was Helpless 5 Years

Bud Foley, 65, died at his home in north Bedford Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20, after having been ill for the past five years. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Roy C. Longfellow of Churdan, Iowa. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

Bud Foley, son of Jane [Rolefson] and John Foley, was born at Eagleville, Mo., May 12, 1870. He was the eighth child in a family of eleven children, all of whom, with the exception of one sister, preceded him in death.

In February 1900, he was married to Grace Pedigo of Tarkio, Mo. To them eleven children were born, six girls and five boys. Two daughters preceded their father in death, one in infancy and Anna Gladys in 1918. The family resided on a farm

near Tarkio, until in 1910, when they moved to Taylor County. The family resided on a farm southeast of Bedford for a time, moving to Bedford in 1917. He was an employee of the city of Bedford until he was stricken with paralysis on Jan. 21, 1931. This deprived him of his speech and caused him to be confined

to his bed for the past five years.

Mr. Foley united with the Forest Grove Baptist church in 1917.

Surviving relatives are the wife, who scarcely left his bedside during his years of affliction; three daughters, Miss Caroline Foley and Miss Maude Foley of Bedford, and Mrs. N. E. Moore of St. Joseph, Mo.; five sons, John, Truman, Willard, and Floyd, all of Bedford, and Frank of Detroit, Mich. Also his sister,

Mrs. E. [dward] R. [utan] McMahon [Zella Jane] of Fairfax, Mo.

[Foley, Bud]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 31, 1935    [p. 1]

Name Omitted

Through an error the name of Miss Mabel Grace Foley of Glenwood, daughter of the late Bud Foley was omitted last week in giving [the] names of Foley’s daughters.

[Foley, Bud]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    October 24, 1935    [p. 1]

Bud Foley, 65, Succumbs Sunday

Bud Foley, 65, an employee of the City of Bedford until stricken five years ago, died Sunday at his home here. A victim of a stroke, he had suffered another but a few days prior to his death.

Surviving together with the widow are his nine children. They are five sons, John, Frank, Truman, Willard and Floyd; and four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Moore of St. Joseph, Caroline, Maud, and Mable of Bedford.

Rites were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Wetmore Funeral Home. Interment was in Fairview.

[Foley, Bud]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    October 24, 1935     p. 6

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral services for Bud Foley Tuesday afternoon were the following: Mr. and Mrs. E. [dward] R. [utan] McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. John Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McMahon and Mrs. Herbert Fellows, all of Fairfax, Missouri. Mrs. W. R. Littel, Miss Caroline Foley, Tarkio, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. George Foley and son Charles, West Bend, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Foley and daughter Phyllis Ann, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Moore, St. Joe, Mo.; Miss Maude Foley, Kent, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foley, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Smith, Gravity, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Neeley, New Market, Iowa.

[Foley, Bud]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 24, 1935    p. 5

Attend Foley Funeral

Among those from out of the city, who were here to attend the funeral services held for Bud Foley Tuesday, were his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. E.[dward] R. [utan] McMahon of Fairfax, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. John Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McMahon, and Mrs. Herbert Fellows, also of Fairfax; Mrs. W. P. Littel of Tarkio, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. George Foley and son Charles of West Bend, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Foley and daughter Phyllis Ann and Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Moore of St. Joseph; Miss Caroline Foley, who teaches at Tarkio; Miss Maude Foley, who teaches at Kent; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foley of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Smith of Gravity; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Neeley of New Market.

[Foley, Grace Pedigo]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 17, 1947   [p. 1]

Hold Services Here For Mrs. Bud Foley

Graveside services for Mrs. Bud Foley [Grace Pedigo], who passed away at Davenport, Iowa, will be held at the Fairview cemetery at one o’clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev Eugene B Nyman. Mrs. Foley is a former resident of Bedford.

[Foley, Grace Pedigo]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 24, 1947   [p. 1]

Attend Mother's Burial

Here Saturday afternoon for the burial of their mother, Mrs. Bud Foley [Grace Pedigo], were Mrs. Maud Bowers of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Emma Moore, Mr. and Mrs. John Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Foley, of Davenport, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Truman Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foley and Frank Foley, of Detroit, Michigan.

[Foley, Anna Gladys]

Bedford Free Press

Wednesday    January 29, 1919    [p. 1]

Anna Foley---Obituary

Anna Foley passed away at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foley, living in North Bedford, Thursday, January 23. The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church.  Rev. C. C. Hatcher, who furnishes the following obituary, had charge of the services, Saturday Jan. 25, at 2.00 P. M. The senior class of the Bedford High School, of which she was a member, attended the service in a body. Six young men of this class, Kenneth Kinnison, Richard Thompson, John Dale, Elvin Van Reenan, Donald Thompson and Aiton Dresher were acting pallbearers and six girls, Carrie Dorr, Edith Moon, Ruth Hook, Jean Thompson, Erma Street and Dorothy Russell were honorary pall-bearers.

Anna Gladys Foley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foley, began her beautiful and helpful, yet brief earthly career May 16, 1901 near Tarkio, Mo., left this earth for her eternal home, from the home of her parents in North Bedford, on Jan. 23, 1919, at 12:35 P. M.

This interesting young life was spent near Tarkio, near and in Bedford, Ia. When nine years old she came with her parents to the Forest Grove neighborhood where they made their home till three years ago when they moved to near Gravity and after one year to the East Mission neighborhood.  Nearly a year ago they moved to Bedford where Mr. Foley has since operated the Bedford transfer

Co. Deceased was bookkeeper and collector in this work with her father.

Seven weeks ago on the day she left us, Anna became victim of typhoid fever and made a heroic fight for life and victor in the struggle, but only a few days and the disease again attacked her weakened body and tho rarely known to science she again was victim to the disease she had combated. She renewed her

fight for life hampered and hindered by a strenuous siege and this life and death grapple was under handicap.  After some weeks of struggle in which she remained cheerful and uncomplaining, the frail form began to yield and the weary heart to fag. While seemingly improved, or at least holding her own, the heart grew weak and gave up the struggle, hope still lingering with those who attended her.

Her beautiful spirit went away to the "Home-of-the-soul", so worthy to enter, so fitted to remain below, so helpful while here, so inspiring by the memory of her beautiful life, now that she is gone. Just a little more than two years ago, Anna gave her heart in full surrender to her Savior and came into membership of the

First Baptist Church of Bedford, receiving the ordinance of Baptism at the hand of her present pastor, Rev. C C. Hatcher. She became at once interested in all church activities and a faithful attendant upon the S. S., Prayer meeting, the Young People's Society and church services.

During the three years of attendance at high school, boarding for the week and usually returning to her home for the week's end, she greatly endeared herself to a wide circle of friends in Bedford who will miss the fragrance of this splendid young life.  Anna was looking forward expectantly to her graduation from high

School this year but the great Master Teacher who loved her too, said, "It is enough" and promoted her to the university of eternity where she shall continue the course of LIVE and LOVE and LEARN, in the land where school never breaks up nor the pupils never fail.

Anna was the oldest of nine children and the object of the confidence and devotion of the entire family. 

Caroline, Maude, Mabel, Emma, John, Frank, Freeman and Willard will greatly miss the kindly care of their older sister.

Two paternal aunts and two uncles, four maternal aunts and two uncles, the maternal grandmother and twenty-one cousins also mingle their grief and sorrow with that of the fond parents.

A host of friends who always had a good word for Anna extend their sympathy.

[Foley, Anna Gladys]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    January 30, 1919    [p. 1]

ANNA FOLEY DIED LAST WEEK

MEMBER OF GRADUATING CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL SUCCUMBS

TO DISEASE

Her Case Was An Unusual One in Medical Science, as She Contracted

Second Attack of Typhoid Just as She Recovered from First One.

Anna Gladys Foley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foley, began, her beautiful and helpful, yet brief career May 16, 1901, near Tarkio, Mo., left this earth for her eternal home, from the home of her parents in north Bedford, on Jan. 23, 1919, at 12: 35 p. m.

This interesting young life was spent near Tarkio, near and in Bedford, Iowa. When nine years old, she came with her parents to the Forest Grove neighborhood, where they made their home until three years ago, when they moved to near Gravity, and after one year to the East Mission neighborhood. Nearly a year ago they moved to Bedford, where Mr. Foley has since operated the Bedford transfer company. Deceased was bookkeeper and collector in this work with her father.

Seven weeks ago on the day she left us, Anna became victim of typhoid fever and made a heroic fight for life and was victor in the struggle, but only a few days and the disease again attacked her weakened body and tho rarely known to science she again was victim to the disease she had successfully combated. She renewed her light for life, hampered and hindered by a strenuous siege and this life and death grapple was under handicap. After some weeks of struggle in which she remained cheerful and uncomplaining, the frail form began to yield

and the weary heart to flag. While seemingly improved, or at least holding her own, the heart grew weak and gave up the struggle, hope lingering, with those who attended her.

Her beautiful spirit went away to the "Home of the soul," so worthy to enter, so fitted to remain below, so helpful while here, so inspiring by the memory of her beautiful life, now that she is gone. Just a little more than two years ago, Anna gave her heart in full surrender to her Savior and came into the membership of the First Baptist church of Bedford, receiving the ordinance of Baptism at the hand of her present pastor, Rev. C. C. Hatcher. She became at once interested in all church activities and a faithful attendant upon the Sunday school, prayer meeting, the young people's society and church services.

During the three years of attendance at high school, boarding for the week and usually returning to her home for the week's end, she greatly endeared herself to a wide circle of friends in Bedford, who will miss the fragrance of this splendid young life. Anna was looking forward expectantly to her graduation from high school this year, but the Great Master Teacher who loved her too, said, "It is enough,” and promoted her to the university of eternity, where she shall continue the course of LIVE and LOVE and LEARN, in the land where school never breaks up nor the pupils ever fail.

Caroline, Maude, Mabel, Emma, John, Frank, Freeman and Willard will greatly miss the kindly their older sister.

Two paternal aunts and two uncles, four maternal aunts and two uncles, the maternal grandmother and twenty-one cousins also mingle their grief and sorrow with that of the fond parents. A host of friends, who always had a good word for Anna, extend their sympathy.

The splendid floral offerings, the church decorations by the committee, using the high school senior class colors, the attendance of the senior class and others of the school, the deep interest of the business men, all indicate the great esteem in which Anna was held.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hatcher, who furnished us the foregoing obituary, Saturday, Jan. 25, 1919, at 2:00 p. m. from the Baptist church. The senior class attended in a body and furnished the young men for active pallbearers and 6 young ladies as honorary pallbearers. They were, Donald Thompson, Aiton Dresher, John Dale, Elvin Van Reenan, Richard Thompson and Kenneth Kinnison; Jean Thompson, Carrie Dorr, Edith Moon, Erma Street, Dorothy Russell and Ruth Hook.

[Foley, Floyd "Budd"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday          February 24, 1972    p.  10

Floyd Foley, 52, Dies in Detroit

Floyd (Budd) Foley, 52, a former Bedford resident, died February 12 at his home in Detroit, Mich. Services and interment were in Detroit.

Foley, a 1938 graduate of Bedford High School is survived by his wife, several

brothers and sisters.

[Foley, Frank B.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     August 13, 1981    p. 6

Former Bedford Resident Dies In Michigan

Frank B. Foley, 68, of Detroit, Michigan died March 31 in Detroit. His body was

cremated.

Mr. Foley was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Robert F., Dr. Sue Cheer of Rock Island, and Dr. Earl Showerman of Oregon; four grandchildren; four sisters: Caroline, Maude, Mabel and Emma; two brothers: Truman and Willard.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

[Cowen, Edith Mary Dalton]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 24, 1947   [p. 1]

Mrs. Cowen Dies

Mrs. Frank [lin] Cowen [Edith Mary Dalton] passed away at a hospital in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Monday, April 14, according to word received by relatives in Sheridan.

[Butts, Simeon]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    January 30, 1919    [p. 1]

Sim Butts Dead.

Sim [eon] Butts died Monday at l l: 30 a. m., at a hotel in St. Joseph. About a month ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered.  Mr. Butts is well known here, having lived northeast of Bedford and also near Hopkins. He was a brother of J. [ames] W. [alker] Butts, who died last October at his home in Bedford. He leaves a wife and seven sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two o'clock p. m. at St. Joseph.

[King, James F.]

Bedford Times-Republican

Thursday    January 30, 1919    [p. 1]

OLD BEDFORD CITIZEN DEAD.

James F. King Died at Home of His Son In Creston Tuesday.

James F. King, for a long time a resident of Bedford but who has been making his home with his son, Lem King at Creston for some time, died at that place Tuesday morning. He had many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. The Creston Plain Dealer says:

James F. King, of Bedford, Iowa, father of Lem King of this city, died at the home of his son in this city at 10:45 Tuesday morning. Mr. King came from Bedford to visit his son some two weeks ago and was taken sick. He is a retired grocer of Bedford and a very well known man in Taylor County. Mr. King was 75 years old at the time of his death.  He leaves six children, Mrs. J. S. Burnside of Denver, Mrs. W. S. Reynolds of Chicago, Mrs. J. F. Mohler of Bedford, Mrs. W. G. Cass of Kansas City, C. C. King of Ft. Collins, L. F. King of Creston. His wife preceded him in death a short time ago. The remains will be taken to Bedford Thursday afternoon for burial, the funeral to be held at 2 o’clock there and the remains laid beside his wife.

[Wheeler, Elisha Vance]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    January 7, 1904    p. 4

Obituary

Elisha V. [ance] Wheeler was born November 3, 1835, in the state of Indiana, died in Siam, Iowa, January 1, 1904, aged 68 years, 1 month and 28 days. He moved to Des Moines, Iowa, when he was a small boy. He came to Maryville, Missouri, when he was about 23 years of age. He was married to Harriet Ellen Torrance December 24, 1863. They were married forty years and one week. To this union

was born eight children, five boys and three girls. The living children are John [Allen] and Fred, Bella, wife of Jacob Robbins, and Lizzie, wife of Ewing Bradley.

Brother and Sister Wheeler came to Taylor County in 1867, and lived here about one year. They went to Swede Point, north of Des Moines, where they lived one

year and came back to Siam and lived here until 1881, when they went to Burlington Junction. In 1887 they went to Blanchard, where they lived for six years. They went from there to Hopkins.  They came back to Siam in 1894, where they have lived for nearly ten years. Bro. Wheeler united with the Christian church in 1885, while living at Burlington Junction. Bro. Gresham, who now

preaches in Missouri, baptized him. Besides his family, he also leaves three brothers and three sisters.

Bro. Wheeler was a man who greatly loved his home and his children. He was a faithful and consistent Christian. He loved Christ and the church and often talked of ministers he heard preach years ago, and of sermons he heard in his earlier days. He was greatly respected in this community. It was known far and wide that he never spoke a harsh word of anyone and all in the community spoke well of him. While he was not a strong man physically and not in the best of health, his death was sudden and unexpected. His death [was] a shock to the whole community. A brave soldier of the cross of Christ has fallen and his spirit has returned to God. If his family live faithful to Christ and the church they will meet him in the glorious morning of eternity. He leaves to mourn his loss a faithful wife, two sons, two daughters, three brothers and three sisters. May the love of God reign with all who are left that they may meet him in heaven.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, 1904, at the Siam Christian church, conducted by the Elder M. S. Jameson. A large concourse followed him to his last

resting place. Interment in Siam cemetery.  A FRIEND

[Wheeler, Elisha Vance]

Bedford Free Press

Thursday    January 7, 1904     p. 5

—Word was received in Bedford last Friday that Elisha [Vance] Wheeler died suddenly at his home in Siam, aged about 60 years.

[Wheeler, Elisha Vance]

Times-Republican

Thursday    January 7, 1904

A Sudden Death

An Old Resident of Siam Joins The Silent Majority On Short Notice—Dies This Morning

Special word is received at this office today of the very sudden death of Elisha [Vance] Wheeler of Siam.  He took ill last night, but did not seem very bad and by morning he was much better, but at about 9:30 this morning he suddenly expired.  He was about 60 years of age.  We have no particulars as to funeral.