Funeral services for Harry Aitken, former postmaster and
merchant in Clearfield, were held at the Wetmore funeral
home in Bedford last Saturday afternoon. His body was taken
to Promise City, la., for burial in the family lot in the cemetery
there. Mr. Aitken died at the Methodist hospital at St. Joseph, Mo.,
last Wednesday. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Aitken had retired as postmaster and gave up his business in Clearfield several year s ago
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday October 5, 1950
Jack Alexander, 91, died Sunday at 8 p. m. at the Creston hospital. He was born a McConnellsville, Ohio and lived in the Lenox vicinity for 74 years. He was known by his music. He played old time fiddle music. He had lived in the home of his son, Carmen, for a number of years.
Surviving besides Carmen are two other sons, Ernest of Kansas
City, Mo., and Frank of Tingley; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Haggerty and Mrs. Ralph Rundlett of Lenox and Mrs. Edna McAfee of Davenport; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Lenox. Interment in the Lenox cemetery.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 16, 1950
Alexander, Andrew Jackson “Jack” -
Andrew Jackson Alexander, son of Richard Alexander, and Mary Elizabeth Bradham Alexander, was born Jan. 7, 1859 near McConnellsville in Muskingum county, Ohio, and passed away at the Creston hospital, on March 12, 1950, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 5 days.
He came to Iowa at the age of 17 and spent the remainder of his life near Lenox, residing on the same acres he had farmed since the fall of 1881.
On March 2, 1881 he was married to Sarah Ann Winslow and to this union six children were born: Frank in 1881, Gertrude (Haggerty) in 1884, Eva (Rundlett) in 1891, Edna (McAfee) in 1894, Carmon in 1896 and Ernest in 1898, the above children all survive, as do 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Alexander preceded her husband in death on Jan. 27, 1920. Jack had been blind for the past 15 years, during which time he mastered many pieces on the fiddle, providing much recreation for himself
and enjoyment for others.
Funeral services, in charge of the Arnold Funeral Home, were
conducted by the Rev. Earl Moneymaker on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 P. M. Music was furnished by Rolland Buxton with Ruth Boltinghouse at the piano. Pallbearers were Harold Black, Wesley Crouch, Lonnie Walter, Homer Walter, Kenneth Eberle and Harold Barker. Interment in Fairview cemetery
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 23, 1950
Leota Grace Haley, daughter of Tom and Florence Haley, was born Nov. 26, 1927, near Nodaway, Iowa, and passed away on Jan. 17, 1951 of virus pneumonia at the Creston hospital at the age of 23 years, 1month and 21 days.
On January 21, 1947, she was united in marriage to Reldon Ambrose of Lenox, Iowa, and to this union, one daughter, Judy Marie, was born. Mrs. Ambrose spent her entire life in Adams county and attended the Mount Zion church of south Brooks until her marriage.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and young daughter, her parents, four sisters: Mrs. Fern Mitchell of Sheridan, Mo., Mrs.
Esther Travis of Corning, Mrs. Doris Pashek of Cromwell and
Mrs. Darlene Palmer of Nodaway; three brothers: Delmar of Brooks and Calvin and Jim of Nodaway; and two aged grandmothers. One brother Clyde preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1949.
She was a kind and loving mother, devoted wife and a friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Funeral services, conducted by the Arnold Funeral Home, were held Jan. 19, with the Rev. Harold Butts officiating. Interment in Lenox cemetery.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday January 25, 1951
Mabel Elizabeth Anderson, 71, died at her home in Lenox at
five o'clock, Monday A. M. She had been ill with bronchial
pneumonia and became critically ill about 4 p. m. Sunday.
Mabel Elizabeth Anderson, the daughter of James R. and
Sarah Maxwell Anderson, was born four miles north of Lenox, Iowa, in Adams county Lenox, Iowa, Jan. 4th, 1879, and passed away
at her home in Lenox, April 3, 1950, at the age of 71 years, 2
months and 29 days. She spent her whole life, with the exception
of two winters which she spent with her brothers in Nebraska, in Lenox and vicinity.
She attended rural schools for a time and was later graduated
from the Lenox high school. On March 21st, 1888, under the pastorate of the Rev. W. R. Cox, the second pastor of the Lenox United Presbyterian church, Mabel Anderson was received into the church on confession of faith. Through all the following 62 years and a little more, she was faithful and loyal to her faith and to her church. She took an active part in all the work of the church,
and gave freely of her time and talents. She was for many years
an efficient teacher in the Sabbath School, and for many years was the treasurer of the church. She enjoyed preparing the elements for the communion services, and had prepared this service and came to the church only last Sabbath to see that everything was in order.
She was quiet, unassuming, faithful. Those who knew Mabel
Anderson knew her sterling worth. She will be, missed by the church and by her friends.
She is survived by three brothers, F. D. and Wayne Anderson
of Wllsonvllle, Nebr., and Thomas E. Anderson of Bedford, and one sister, Mary Belle Napp of Kohlpur, India, a missionary. Also five nephews and three nieces, several grand nephews and nieces and by a host of friends.
Funeral services were held in the United Presbyterian church
of Lenox on Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 1950 at 2 o'clock,
in charge of Rev. Earl Moneymaker. Music was furnished by
Mr. H. Roy Long and Mr. LaVerne Roll, with O. P. Tyler at
the organ. Casket bearers were and L W. McFee. Warren Eckels, John Krobner, Harry Cheese, Claude Dixon, and Ivan Carey. Burial was in Fairview cemetery in Lenox.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, April 6, 1950
From a Macomb, Ill., newspaper comes the following write-up of the death of Mrs. Agnes Armstrong, wife of T. F Armstrong, an uncle of Jay E Hughes:
Mrs. Agnes Armstrong, 62, died at 6:15 a. m. today at her home at 519 East Washington street. She had been in failing health the past four years and seriously ill six months.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon at the Clugston funeral home. The Rev. Albert Murphy will officiate and burial will be in Oakland cemetery.
Mrs. Armstrong, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Barclay
Watson, was born May 17, 1868 in Scotland township. All her life was spent in McDonough county except six years at Bedford,
la., and she had lived in Macomb 42 years. She taught in the Camp Creek Sunday school and at the United Brethren church in Macomb for many years and was a member of the latter church.
On Nov. 14, 1934 she married T. Frank Armstrong, who survives. A brother, Harvey Watson, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Gingerich and Mrs. Nettie Coyner all of Macomb also survive. A brother died in
infancy and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen McMillan and Mrs. Mary B. McMillan, also are deceased.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, June 22, 1950
T. F. Armstrong, prominent in political circles in Taylor county
for many years, died at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville Sunday afternoon, July 30, 1950. The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral home in Bedford, Aug. 1, conducted by Rev. Gordon F. MacLean. The body was taken to Danville, Iowa, where burial was made in the old family cemetery near that place.
Mr. Armstrong was a resident of Lenox for many years. He served as postmaster at Lenox for eighteen years, and was mayor of the town and took and active part in all civic activities of the community.
After moving to Bedford he served two years as County Auditor and was a member of the Taylor County Board of Supervisors for nine
After his last marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong made 'their home in Macomb, Illinois where she passed away on June 12 after a long illness. Mr. Armstrong continued to make his home in Macomb, and had just arrived at the home of his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Stephens at Gravity, when he became ill and was taken to the hospital where death came. When he arrived here a week ago, Mr. Armstrong was enroute to Auburn, Neb., to see his only brother, 95, who died August 1.
Survivors are nieces and nephews.
Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Presbyterian church, also
of the Masonic Lodge for 65 years.
Thomas Franklin Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D Armstrong was born at Danville, Iowa, July 2, 1861, being aged 83 years and 28 days at the time of his death.
When a young man he came to Taylor County and taught in the rural schools, also in the Gravity and Clearfield public schools.
He was married when quite young to Eva Wherry of Lenox and in about a year the home was saddened by the loss of his wife and an infant son.
In the spring of 1894 he was married to Elizabeth Bennie and they established a home in Lenox where he was in the insurance business. Mrs. Armstrong died in 1933.
He was married to Agnes Watson of Macomb, Ill. in 1934. She died in 1950.
Mr. Armstrong had always retained his citizenship in Taylor County.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, August 17, 1950
Funeral services will be held at the Arnold Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. for Ray Austin, who passed away at his home here Monday evening after suffering a heart attack. He had not been well for several weeks. Services will be conducted by Rev. Merwin Coad with Interment at Hickory Grove cemetery in Ringgold county.
He was 67 years of age at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Belia, and the following children, five sons. Sam, of Mount Ayr, Clarence, of Diagonal, Harley and Jim of Wisconsin state and Gene of Louisiana State, two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cain of Oregon State and Mrs. Lois Willet of Creston; four brothers, Bill of Redding, Earl of Grant City, Mo. Fred of Ukiah, Calif., and Stanley of Lenox, also survive. One daughter preceded him in death.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 22, 1951
Austin, Alva Ray -
Alva Ray, son of Merritt and Sarah Austin, was born near Anita, Iowa, August 9, 1883 and died March 19, 1951, at his home in Lenox, Iowa.
When he was quite young he moved to Worth county, Mo.
north of Allendale, where he grew to manhood. It was during these years he professed his faith in Christ and joined the Lotts Grove Baptist Church.
Later he went to Nebraska where he met and was united in marriage to Julia Isabel Force, July 11, 1905. To this union eight children were born: Sam of Mount Ayr; Clarence of Diagonal; Mrs. Lucille Cain Keno, Oregon; Harley of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Mrs. Lois Willet of Creston; James of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; and Eugene of New Orleans, Louisiana. One daughter, Phyllis, preceded him in death in 1919.
He moved back to Iowa m 1916 and farmed in Ringgold county until 1932 at which time he moved to the Lenox vicinity where he died.
To his many friends he was known as "Dad." All who knew
him were his friends because of the unselfish life that he lived.
He enjoyed his home and his children and will be greatly missed by all. Besides his companion and children, he leaves to mourn his going, 19 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; four brothers, William of Redding, Iowa Earl of Grant City, Mo., Fred of Ukiah, Calif., and Stanley of Lenox; many nieces and nephews, also a host of friends and other relatives. Two brothers, Roy and Ralph, preceded
him in death.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 23, at the Arnold Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Merwin Coad. Music was furnished by Rolland Buxton with Mrs. Norma Paymal at the piano. Pallbearers were George, Claude Charles, Edward, Donald and
Glenn Austin. Interment in Hickory Grove cemetery m Ringgold county.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, March 29, 1951
Dr. E. A. Bare, 89, died at the Veterans' hospital in Des Moines on Saturday. He was the father of Dr. D. L. Bare, and was well known in Lenox. A number of Lenox people were among those attending the funeral services and burial which were held Monday afternoon at Pleasantville.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 12, 1950
Ida Lemley Bassinger, 78, passed away Thursday morning
at her home 10 miles southeast of Clearfield after a long illness,
the last year being spent in a chair. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Bassinger, and their only son John. To survive are one brother. Jas. Lambley, two sisters, Myrtle and Clara of the Maloy vicinity, but who have been in constant care of their ailing
sister. Nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends will cherish her memory. Funeral services were held in the home, Saturday, at 2 P. M. Interment in Mt. Ayr cemetery.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, November 23, 1950
Lucy E. Bates, a former Adams county resident, passed away Feb. 13, 1950, at Topeka, Kansas.
She was born near Iola, Kansas February 19, 1888.
She and her family came to Iowa in 1913 and lived near Corning and in Grant township for several years. They later moved there home to South Dakota, Colorado and Kansas.
About three years ago, she and her husband went to California for health, but returned last summer to Topeka to be near family.
She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted husband, Lyman W. Bates, her daughter, Mary Kirby and husband, a son Clifford and his wife, also one granddaughter, Mary Berniece Kirby, three brothers and one sister.
Services were held Feb. 6, 1950 at 2:00 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home at Lawrence, Kansas. Burial was a Memorial Park cemetery.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, February 23, 1950