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[Hart, Mary Mullin]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    October 19, 1944    [p. 1]

Obituary-Mary M. Hart

Mrs. Mary Mullin Hart was born Dec. 29, 1857, and so was nearly 87 years old at her death on October 9th. She was born at Circleville, Ohio, and came to the Maloy community in 1876.

She was married to John G. [erald] Hart in 1881 and they lived long on a farm six miles southwest of Clearfield. He died in 1907.

Their children were four boys and four girls, Helen Pierce, Washington, D. C., Carolyn Shay, Des Moines, Margaret Shay and Elizabeth Hart of Maloy, William, Dennis, John and Richard of Maloy.

Two brothers survive: Dennis Mullin of Creston and John of Mitchell, South Dakota.

The funeral service was in Maloy Catholic Church on October 13 at 10 o'clock. It was conducted by Rev. M. J. Culhane. Interment was in the Maloy Cemetery.

The pallbearers were: Dennis Shay, Tom, Eddie, Joe and Maurice Mullin and Roger Warin.


Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Hart at Maloy on Thursday were:

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bye, Mr. and Mrs. John Matthews; Mrs. Lena Clarey, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Huffman, Mrs. Etta Stephenson, Raymer Stephenson, Andy Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Muir, Mr. and Mrs. Mert Lyddon, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodman, E. C. Beatty and Mrs. Gene Baxter.

[Baker, Mary Melissa Jobe]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 21, 1935    [p. 1]

Mrs. Baker Dies

Mrs. Mark [Martin Van Buren] Baker [Mary Melissa Jobe], 88, died at her home near Barnard, Mo., Friday. Mrs. Baker had visited in Bedford many times, as she was a cousin of the late William Wilkins and also an aunt of U. [lysses] I. [reby] Willson, who resides west of Bedford.


[Goodwin, Jesse, Infant of]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 21, 1935    p. 6


Infant Daughter Dies

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Goodwin of Clarinda was brought to the Guss cemetery for burial Tuesday. The little one died at the Clarkson hospital in Omaha.

[Moore, Frank]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday       March 7, 1935     p.  2


Accidental Death Occurs In Wyoming

Relatives received a telegram Saturday of the accidental death of Frank Moore in northern Wyoming. The body is being sent to Gravity for burial, accompanied by his niece, Mrs. Lucille Burwell. Burial will be in the Holt cemetery.

[Willson, Ulysses Ireby]

Blockton News 

Thursday    March 7, 1940    p. 8  

Funeral services were held at Bedford Tuesday for U. [lysses] I. [reby] Willson who died at his home west of Bedford Sunday night following a six months illness. Burial at Barnard, Mo.

[Jordan, William Ingles]

Blockton News 

Thursday     June 9, 1938    [p. 1]


William Ingles Jordan, son of Andrew and Mary Jordan, was born at Pickering, Mo., Sept. 18, 1847, and departed this life at the home of his son, William A.[lfred] Jordan, at Blockton on June 2, 1938, aged 90 years, 8 months and 14 days.

He grew to young manhood in this vicinity and at the age of 26 was united in marriage to Nancy Caroline Thrapp. To this union four children were born— Mary Lorena Dick, John A. [ndrew] Jordan, William A. [lfred] Jordan and Franklin A. [rthur] Jordan.   Mrs. Dick and Franklin A. [rthur] preceded their father in death. Mrs. Jordan passed away in February 1937. He leaves two sons, John A. [ndrew] Jordan of Nebraska City, Nebr., and William A. [lfred] Jordan of Blockton, several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. In his younger life he was an officer of the law and devoted much time in bringing criminals to justice. He served as an active member in various fire departments and all his activities were for the good of the community in which he resided. He was always ready day or night to help those in distress. He was a home loving man and a good provider for his wife and children.

Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior, and interment in Rose Hill cemetery, Blockton.

[Jordan, William Ingles]

Blockton News 

Thursday     June 9, 1938    p. 5

J. [ohn] A. [ndrew] Jordan, wife and daughters, Margaret and Leona, and Alfred Jordan and wife, of Nebraska City, Nebr., and Mrs. John Hickey and son, Albert Duane, of Thurman, were called here the last of the week by the death of their father and grandfather, W. [illiam] I. [ngles] Jordan.

[Jordan, Nancy Caroline Thrapp]

Blockton News 

Thursday    February 11, 1937    p. 4

Nancy Caroline Thrapp Jordan

Nancy Caroline Thrapp was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, October 28, 1854, and departed this life in Clarinda Thursday, February 4, 1937, aged 82 years, 3 months and 7 days.

She spent most of her girlhood in the home of Doc Schaefer in Appanoose County, and was baptized into the Methodist Episcopal church during that time.

She was united in marriage to William Ingles Jordan at Rockport, Mo., in 1870 or 1871 at the age of 16 or 17 years. To this union four children were born, one daughter and three sons—Mary Lourena, John Andrew, William Alfred, and Franklin Arthur.  Surviving are the husband and two sons, John Andrew Jordan of Nebraska City, Nebr., and William Alfred Jordan of Blockton, and 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She met her husband while visiting her older brother, Noah, at Thurman, and after her marriage for over sixty years this devoted wife and mother gave her all, continually striving to keep her family always as well fed and clothed and comfortably provided for in a scrupulously clean home, as was humanly possible, yet always somehow found time to be a good neighbor, read her bible and to worship God.

A good woman, a true wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, a good neighbor and Christian. What more can be said of any mortal woman?

For the last several years Mrs. Jordan had felt the touch of the approaching reaper and had failed in both mind and body, remembering or realizing but very little of recent happenings, but living mainly with the past—the glories of battles won and the heartaches of those lost in that long forty years spent in raising her little brood, her trials and labor in no wise lessened by the adoption of an infant grandson when in her 45th year at the death of her daughter.

Many and varied were the obstacles that appeared in a never-ending succession in this good woman's life—would they never cease? Yes, at last, she rests in peace.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Warrior. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery, Blockton.

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 11, 1937
Among the relatives from a distance attending the Mrs. W.[illiam] I. [ngles] Jordan funeral Sunday were Mrs. J. A. Jordan and daughters, Margaret and Leona, and Alfred Jordan and wife, of Nebraska City; Mrs. John Hickey and son, of Thurman; W. I. Dick, of Sioux City and Duane Dick, of Creston.

[Lockwood, Jane Pickard]

Blockton News 

Thursday    February 11, 1937    p. 4

Jane Pickard Lockwood

Jane Pickard was born at Southwick, Wiltshire, England, April 1, 1849, and departed this life February 2, 1937, aged 87 years, 10 months, and 1 day, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. [rion] P. [earce] Latimer [Flossie Grace], in Blockton. She was the fifth child of Sophia [Bartlett] and Alfred Pickard, and one of twelve children, 7 sons and 5 daughters.

She spent her childhood and received her early education in a part of England rich in both national and religious history, and came to America and settled in Minonk, Illinois, with her parents and eight brothers and sisters in the fall of 1865, just after the close of the Civil war. On May 12, 1869, she was married at Normal, Illinois, to Samuel Lockwood, a Civil war veteran of the 111th New York volunteers. They made their home at Minonk for two years and then moved to Nebraska, where, as pioneers they braved hardships little dreamed of today. Four sons and one daughter were born to them in Nebraska. The youngest daughter was born at Hopeville, this state, where the family resided for six years, before moving to Osceola which has for more than forty years been the family home.

Her husband and three sons—Walter H., LeRoy, and Raymond L. —preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, James Pickard, of Rankin, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Rucker, of Minonk, Illinois; one son, E. [dmond] A.[lfred] Lockwood, of Weldon; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Scott [Mirtella May],  of Osceola, and Mrs. O.[rion] P. [earce] Latimer [Flossie Grace], of Blockton; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Lockwood received her early religious training in the Baptist Church of England. She was faithful to her church life and her membership accompanied her wherever she made a new home in a new community. When she moved to Osceola she became a member of the congregation of the Christian church of that place. It was from that church that her funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 4, by her pastor, Rev. F. Claire McCallon, assisted by Rev. W. H. Warrior, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Blockton. Interment was in the family plot at Maple Hill cemetery.

[Lockwood, Jane Pickard]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 11, 1937    p. 8


Mother Dies In Osceola

The funeral of Mrs. Lockwood [Jane Pickard], mother of Mrs. O. [rion] P. [earce] Latimer [Flossie Grace], was held Thursday, at Osceola.  She was born in England and was 84 years of age.

Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa), Thursday, February 4, 1937
Mrs. Lockwood Dead
Mrs. Jennie Lockwood passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. [rion] P. [earce] Latimer, Tuesday morning after a several days illness.
Mrs. Lockwood was born in Trowbridge, England, April 1, 1849 and was aged 87 years, 10 months and 1 day at the time of her death. She came to America in Civil War days. Her husband, Samuel Lockwood, a veteran of the Civil War, preceded her in death 12 years ago.

The body was taken to Osceola, her home for many years, where funeral services will be held this (Thursday) morning.

[Napton, Mary Jane Campbell]

Blockton News 

Thursday    February 11, 1937    p. 5

Mary Jane Napton

Mary Jane Campbell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. [enjamin] F. Campbell, was born at Morton Mills Feb. 2, 1885, and departed this life at the home of her brother, George Campbell, near Blockton, Feb. 6, 1937, at the age of 52 years and 4 days.

She lived with her parents on the farm until 3 years of age when they moved to Corning where she grew to womanhood.

Later they moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and then to Opal, S. Dak., where she met and on Oct. 15, 1919, was married to John W. [illiam] Napton [Jr.] at Woonsocket, that state.

Their home has been at Opal since their marriage.

About a year ago she was taken ill with cancer and since has used every means of doctoring known, but nothing could be done to check it, so seven weeks ago she came to the home of her brother where everything was done that could be done to make her last days comfortable.

She was a member of the M. E. church since childhood, and also a member of the Rebekah lodge, being highly esteemed by all who knew her.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, 5 brothers, Lewis Campbell, of Anita; George Campbell, of Blockton; Ben Campbell, of Seattle, Washington; Chas. Campbell, of Minneapolis, Minn., and John Campbell, of Edson, S. Dak., and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Geo. Campbell home northwest of Blockton Sunday, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior of the Blockton Methodist church.  Six nephews of the deceased, Henry, Ralph, Earl, Ernest and Orville Campbell, acted as pallbearers.

After the services the body was taken to Creston and from there to Faith, S. Dak., for interment.

[Crouch, John Marion]

Blockton News

Thursday     April 30, 1936  [p. 1]

J. M. Crouch Dead

J. [ohn] M. [arion] Crouch, of Redding, died at his home in that town early Monday morning as a result of a paralytic stroke suffered on Tuesday of last week. Besides his wife he leaves four children—Mrs. Charles [C.] Gardiner [Loueva], of Kansas City; Mrs. Harry Shoemaker [Gertrude], of Tingley; Mrs. Howard Johnson, of Mount Ayr, and Mrs. R. T. Levis of Chariton.

[Crouch, John Marion]

Blockton News

Thursday     April 30, 1936    p. 5

Miss Etta Miller, of Marshalltown, came Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, J. [ohn] M. [arion] Crouch, at Redding Tuesday afternoon.

[Golliday, William]

Blockton News

Thursday     April 30, 1936  [p. 1]

William Golliday Dead

William Golliday, a former resident of this place, died Sunday at his home at 2502 East 36th street, Des Moines. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock yesterday at the Hamilton funeral home and interment at the Laurel Hill cemetery. His nephew, Earl Golliday, expected to go to Des Moines yesterday morning to attend the funeral.

Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), Tuesday, April 28, 1936
Golliday Rites Slated Here. Burial Will Be at Laurel Hill.
Funeral services for William B. [enjamin] Golliday, 82, of 2502 E. Thirty-sixth st., who died Sunday in Broadlawns General Hospital following a week's illness, will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Hamilton's funeral home. Burial will be in Laurel Hill cemetery.
Mr. Golliday was born in Wisconsin. He moved to Blockton, Ia., when he was a boy. He had been a Des Moines resident 34 years.
He is survived by a son, Wyatt B. Golliday, a daughter, Mrs. M. Macy and three grandchildren.

[McMahill, Harley Gene]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     March 7, 1935    p. 5

McMahill Baby Dies

Harley Gene McMahill, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl McMahill of Bedford, died Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock following an illness with pneumonia and mumps. The funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.

[Engle, Doris Christine]

Blockton News

Thursday    March 7, 1935    p. 4

Miss Doris [Christine] Engle, daughter of Byron Engle, died at the sanitarium at Oakdale Feb. 23 at the age of 30 years. Miss Engle taught three years in the Athelstan schools and also three years at Bedford. Funeral services were held at Bedford and interment was made in the Luteston cemetery near Sheridan.

[Engle, Doris Christine]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      February 28, 1935    [p. 1]

Miss Doris Engle Dies at Oakdale

Miss Doris Engle, teacher of third grade in the Bedford schools for several years, died Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Oakdale Sanitarium near Iowa City. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Tuesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell. Burial was in the Luteston cemetery, fourteen miles southeast of Bedford.

Doris Christine, only daughter of Byron and Maude Kirkpatrick Engle, was born on Christmas day in 1904 on the Engle farm ten miles southeast of Bedford.  During early childhood and girlhood she attended the rural school, later entering high school at Bedford, from which she graduated in 1922. She attended the State Teachers College at Cedar Falls and also the State Teachers College at Maryville.

Her first work as teacher was in a rural school near Parnell, Mo. Later she taught three years in the Athelstan schools and three years in the Bedford schools. In the early part of her fourth year in the Bedford schools her health failed and she entered the sanitarium at Oakdale, where she struggled valiantly to regain her health and strength. She was making a most hopeful and encouraging progress when she suffered a relapse a few weeks ago.

Surviving relatives are the father and one brother, Jesse Engle.

[Musick, Ira]     [Downing, Grace Musick]       [Bownes, Myrtle Fern Musick]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday      February 28, 1935    p. 2


Ira Music, Mrs. Joe Downing, Mrs. Al Bowen Succumb

Sadness prevails in the Ira Music [Musick] home southeast of Maple Grove as the family has had three deaths with pneumonia during the past week.

A daughter, Mrs. Joe Downing [Grace] died Sunday Feb. 17. The father, Ira Music, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24. Just seven hours later a daughter, Mrs. Al Bowen [Myrtle Fern Bownes], who with her family was moving into the community and were staying in the home of her father until they could get possession March 1, died leaving an infant babe two days old, also husband and a daughter age six.

[Musick, Ira]                       [Bownes, Myrtle Fern Musick]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday       March 7, 1935    p. 4

Hold Double Funeral at Musick Home

Funeral services for Ira Musick, 65, and his daughter, Mrs. Albert W. Bownes, 32, were held at the home of the former near Sheridan, Mo, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, conducted by Challie E. Graham. Burial was in the Luteston cemetery.

Ira Musick was born in Illinois July 29, 1869. When a small boy, he moved with his parents to Worth county, Mo., where he spent most of his life up to manhood. He was married Sept. 4, [1890] to Melinda Copple.

Surviving relatives are the wife, a son, Clifford [James] Musick of Sheridan; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Thompson of Hopkins and Mrs. Fay Coy of Sheridan. One daughter, Mrs. Gracie Downing, preceded her father in death one week and another daughter, Mrs. Bownes, died a few hours after her father's death. There are also ten grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.

Myrtle Fern Musick was born near Sheridan, March 13, 1902. She was married April 11, 1922 to A. [lbert] W. Bownes. To them were born three children, two of whom with the husband survive. Other surviving relatives are her mother, one brother, and two sisters.

Both Mr. Musick and his daughter were members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Times-Tribune (Grant City, Missouri), Wednesday, February 27, 1935
SHERIDAN - Ira Musick, a 66-year-old farmer, west of Sheridan, and two daughters died within the past week, victims of influenza and pneumonia. Mr. Musick died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock and a daughter, Mrs. Fern Musick Bownes died in the same home at 10:30 Sunday night. She leaves a two-day old baby boy. Also her husband Al Bownes and a 6 year old daughter. The other daughter, Mrs. Joe Downing, died last Sunday, Feb. 17 and was buried at the Luteston cemetery Monday, Feb. 18. Arrangements for a double funeral for Mr. Musick and Mrs. Bownes were made for Feb. 26.

St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Missouri), Thursday, February 28, 1935
Double Rites Held.
Sheridan Man and Daughter Both Died of Pneumonia.
SHERIDAN, Mo., Feb. 28 – Double funeral services were held for Ira Musick and his daughter, Mrs. Al Bownes, yesterday afternoon at the Bownes' home west of Sheridan. Both died of pneumonia, Mr. Musick at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon and his daughter at 10 o'clock Sunday evening. Another daughter, Mrs. Joe Downing, also of west of Sheridan, died the previous Sunday, Feb. 17, of pneumonia.
Mr Musick is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Walter Thompson of Hopkins and Mrs. Fay Coy of Sheridan, and one son, Cliff Musick, Sheridan. A daughter was born to Mrs. Bownes last Friday. Besides the infant she is survived by her husband and a six-year-old daughter.

[Downing, Grace Musick]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    February 21, 1935    p. 4


Mrs. Downey Dies

Mrs. Joe Downey, Jr. [Grace Musick Downing], died at her home west of Sheridan Sunday morning of pneumonia.

[Hogue, Hattie Hart]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 28, 1935    [p. 1]

Mrs. Hogue Burial Feb. 19

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie L. [Hart] Hogue of Kansas City, who died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 19, were held at the Price Funeral Home in Maryville Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. She is survived by a son, Guy Hogue of Council Bluffs; a daughter, Miss Myrtle Hogue of Kansas City; two brothers, E. [lmer] E. [llsworth] Hart of Kansas City and F. [rank] L. Hart of Parnell, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. John Carmichael [Fannie] of Pickering. She was also the aunt of Mrs. George [Washington] Daugherty [Laura Blanche Hart] of Bedford.

[Davidson, William Lloyd]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 28, 1935    p. 4


Former Resident Dies

[William] Lloyd Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. [ewis] C. Davidson died at his home in Bogalusa, La., and burial was made there. He had been in poor health for the past four years. He is survived by his wife, Ola Mae, two sons, Karl and J. V., stepdaughter, Elaine, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. [ewis] C. Davidson, three sisters, Mrs. W. [alter] G. [uy] Florea [Ennis], Mrs. L. [loyd] H. [arold] Kidney [Freda Maurine] of Blockton, Mrs. Denver Johnston of St. Joseph, and a brother, Vern of Parsons, Kans.

[Davidson, William Lloyd]

Blockton News

February 21, 1935    [p. 1]

Lloyd Davidson Dead

[William] Lloyd Davidson, of Bogalusa, Louisiana, and a son of L. [ewis] C. Davidson and wife [Martha Wellar] of this place is reported critically ill at his home in Louisiana with no hope for his recovery.

Later: Word was received here Tuesday that Mr. Davidson passed away that morning. He was 43 years of age. Besides his aged parents, two sisters reside here, Mrs W. [alter] G. [uy] Florea [Ennis] and Mrs. L. [loyd] H. [arold] Kidney [Freda Maurine].

[Davidson, Martha Wellar]

Blockton News

Thursday       September 12, 1940    [p. 1]

Mrs. Lewis C. Davidson

Martha Wellar, daughter of Ross and Rebecca Wellar, was born at Rock Island, Illinois, April 7, 1862 and died at her home in Blockton Sept. 6, 1940, aged 78 years, 4 months and 30 days.

She was the third child in a family of five children, four girls, one boy, all deceased. Her father was killed in the Civil war and her mother died when she was ten years of age, leaving her an orphan.

She was united in marriage to Lewis C. Davidson on Sept. 6, 1881, at Bedford, Iowa. To this union seven children were born: Ernest Simeon, deceased; Ennis; Mabelle; Ross Wellar, deceased; William Lloyd, deceased; Vernon, and Freda.

November 1,1897, she confessed her faith in Christ at the Sheridan, Mo., Christian church. She was faithful in attendance at church and Sunday school when her health permitted. For the last several years she has been a member of the Blockton Christian church.

Those left to mourn her going are her devoted husband, who has tenderly cared for her during her long illness; her three daughters, Mrs. W. [alter] G. [uy] Florea [Ennis] and Mrs. L. [loyd] H. [arold] Kidney [Freda Maurine], Blockton, and Mrs. Denver Johnson, Stanberry, Mo; one son, H. [arvey] V. [ernon] Davidson, Heber Springs, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Blockton Christian church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. E. B. Stewart. Interment in the Sheridan, Mo., cemetery.

[Van Pelt, Charles]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday     February 28, 1935



Lived Entire Life In Page and Taylor Counties

Charles Van Pelt, 59, died at his farm home near New Market Tuesday, Feb. 19. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at New Market, and burial was in the Davis cemetery near Shambaugh.

Charles Van Pelt, son of Hiram and Mary Cooper Van Pelt, was born near Clarinda, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1875.

He was married to Lue Ethel Davis, May 1, 1901. To them were born four children Mary Elizabeth and Charles Theodore who died in infancy, Grace Luella and Roy Elbert, who are at home. Two brothers and four sisters also survive: Ed Van Pelt of Burlington Junction, Mo., Frank Van Pelt of Miranda, S. Dak., Mrs. Ada Jones, Mrs. Myrtle Kinsley and Mrs. Allie Heller of Burlington Junction, Mo. and Mrs. Polly Seeley of Miranda, S. Dak.

With the exception of eight years spent in Colorado, Mr. Van Pelt spent his entire life in Page and Taylor counties. He had lived for the past sixteen years on the farm where he passed away.

Mr. Van Pelt had been in failing health for the past eleven years.

At the age of 19 he united with the Christian church in Clarinda.