Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Allen, James

Richard county, Ohio, and died February 4, 1922, at his country home near Lenox. He leaves to mourn his demise two sons: John T. Allen of Cape Horn, Washington, and Chas. Allen of Omaha, and one daughter, Mrs. T. W. Ford of Lenox, with whom he made his home for the past year. His wife preceded him in death June 17, 1921. Mr. Allen has been in ill health for three years but confined entirely to his home in the past year. Funeral services were held from St. Patrick's church Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock, Father Pugett officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery, Corning, Iowa. [Calvary?]

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 23, 1922

Antill, William -

William Antill was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, August 16th, 1855, and died at the Greater Community Hospital at Creston, Iowa, Dec. 30, 1921, at the

age of 66 years, 4 months, and 14 days. At the age of one year he came with his parents to Adams county, Iowa, where they located at Corning, Iowa, where

he lived until about 7 years ago. Since then he has made his home with his cousin, Fred Borden at Sharpsburg, Iowa.

He was taken sick with blood poisoning and everything that loving hands could do was done but to no avail. He leaves to mourn his death, several cousins, his parents having proceeded him in death several years ago.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Corning, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 1st, 1922, and the remains were laid to rest beside his parents at the Corning cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 19, 1922

Ball, Isabelle Dickson –

Isabelle Dickson Ball was born in Muskingum county, Ohio Feb. 11, 1857 and died at her home in Lenox, Iowa Jan. 6, 1922, aged 64 years, 10 months and 24 days.  She was married in Zanesville, Ohio Dec. 28, 1876 to R. L. Ball and to this union was born five children as follows: Otis, Mary, Harley, Murle, and a baby dying in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. .Ball came to Taylor county and settled in Lenox soon after their marriage and have made their home here ever since. She was converted and joined  the English Lutheran St. Paul church, and after coming to Lenox, under the pastorate of Rev. John Gibson she reconsecrated her life to God and with  her husband united with the Methodist church where she has held her membership ever since. She was a faithful wife and loving  mother, and lived to see her children all grown to womanhood and manhood.

She leaves besides her husband to mourn her departure, two sons, Otis of' Huntington Park, Calif., Harley of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary of Imperial, Calif.,

and Murle of Des Moines,  three brothers Samuel ,of Columbus, Ohio, George and Frank of Zanesville, Ohio, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 9th, 2 o'clock p. m., at the home, conducted by Rev. Nayle, assisted by Rev. Davidson and Rev. Barlow

Interment in Fairview cemetery. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 12, 1922

Balzer, Florsin John -

Florsin John Balzer was born March 27, 1854, in Keokuk county, Iowa, and lived at Burlington on a farm until grown to manhood.  Mr. Balzer married in 1877 to Miss Ida Mae Doll of Burlington and to this union were born five

children: Albert T., of Los Angeles, Calif.; Arthur J., of Des Moines, Ia.,  Bessie Irene Benson of Lenox, Grace Beerworth of Des Moines, Ia.; and Everett L. of Des Moines, Iowa.  He leaves 20 grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

The children were all present at the funeral except Albert.

He was a member of the Park Avenue Church of Christ. His wife departed this life March 2, 1920. He had been a member of the Maccabees about eighteen

years and was also a great bible reader.

The funeral services were held at the Lilly funeral parlors at  Des Moines on Monday, Sept. 12. Interment in Woodland cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 22, 1921

Bubb, Lela –

Lela Bubb, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bubb, died at their home Feb. 18, 1922, following a long illness of scarlet fever and pneumonia. A short

funeral service was held in their yard Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. F. Caskey. Interment was made in the Stringtown cemetery. Besides Lela's father and mother she leaves three brothers and two

little sisters. The whole community extend much sympathy for this family as they have been having so much sickness and have been quarantined so

long. The rest of the children are getting along well now and they hope to soon have the quarantine lifted.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 26, 1922

Cash, Harold E.

A very severe case of blood poisoning has stricken Harold Cash, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Cash of this city. How it all came about as near as we are able to learn the boy skinned hi s self just below the knee about where his sock supporter would rub.  It became irritated and infected and was quite sore, and

on Thursday evening of last week Harold told his father about it and his father gave it a mild treatment. On Friday indications were no better and on Saturday a plain case of blood poisoning was evident. Dr. Cash called Dr. Coakley, a friend from Creston here Saturday evening and Dr. Coakley did not

seem to think it so serious and apparently all was being done that could be.

During the night Harold became worse and his fever ran very high, in fact it is understood to have reached 104½. Dr. Cash, feeling that more should and would have to be done, phoned to a hospital in St. Joe and made arrangements to take him there. Sunday morning the Doctor and Mrs. Cash left on the early train with him.

Sunday evening Ed Nesbit drove Donald, a brother, who at the time is employed at the Rexall Drug Store, and his cousin, Kenneth Phelan, to Diagonal to catch the Great Western train for St. Joe, as word came that he was no better.  Monday morning Mrs. P. Phelan, Mrs. Cash's mother, also left.

Word was received twice Monday.  The first was in the forenoon, that he was better. The second was Monday night about 1 o'clock when Dr. Cash himself

talked to Wm. Phelan, the depot agent here and he said at that time Harold was holding his own and stating also that an operation would be performed tomorrow, that would be Tuesday.

Tuesday morning an operation was performed about 9:30 a. m. and about noon, he came out from under the anesthetic and knew everybody. The hospital doctor came to see him again at 2 o'clock and after examining him said he was holding his own but was no better. The end came about 4:30 p. m. that afternoon. Word was received here in Lenox about five o'clock the same evening.

Kenneth Phelan who went to St. Joseph with Donald Cash on Sunday evening arrived in Lenox on the night train Tuesday and  brought back the sad

particulars. Mr  and Mrs. Dr. Cash Mrs P. Phelan, Mrs, Cash's mother and Donald Cash arrived here Wednesday noon with the body,

Harold was an ambitious lad, well liked by everybody. He has been employed evenings and Saturdays at 0. D. Tyler's Drug Store, also plays football on the

high school team, besides keeps up as many if not more studies than most of the pupils in school.

The entire community together with large circle of school mates are in deep sorrow over the loss of the bright young man. Harold was a senior in high school, sixteen years old and was a good boy, with the best of character.  He will be greatly missed by his many friends and associates as well as his parents, brothers and relatives,

Funeral services to be held at St. Patrick's Church at I0:00 a. m., Friday, Oct. 7th.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 6, 1921

Cash, Harold E. -

Harold E. Cash, son of Dr. and Mrs. Cash, one of the most promising young men in Lenox, passed away after a brief illness of blood poisoning in the St, Joseph

hospital, at St, Joseph, Mo., Monday, Oct. 4th. This came as a blow to his many friends and school mates in this vicinity.

Harold received injuries on his leg while playing football in a recent game between Lenox and Creston which later developed into blood poisoning. He was taken to the St. Joseph hospital Sunday, Oct. 2nd, where four of the moat prominent and leading physicians attended him day and night. The doctors and nurses did all in their power to save him. Tuesday a. m., an operation was performed on his hip where the infection had located, but in spite of all he passed away that afternoon at 4:30 p. m., fortunately, however, not realizing the seriousness of his condition.

The body arrived in Lenox on the noon train Wednesday and was taken to the home. The teachers and students of the school culled in large numbers and on Thursday evening the faculty with the entire school marched in a body to review the remains of their late school mate and friend. On Friday a. m. the day of the funeral, the pall bearers were chosen from his class, and the school was dismissed, marching to the church and later to the cemetery, paying their last respect to their beloved school mate. Several business houses closed their

doors during the funeral. The floral offerings were many, there being thirteen offerings from the high school besides those given by teachers, friends and business men.

Dr. and Mrs. Ca.sh moved to Lenox from Conway when Harold was five years of age, having been reared and grew to young man-hood in this city, during which time he started to school in the first grade and worked himself to the top of the ladder so far as his education in Lenox was concerned. Harold was a senior in high school at the time of his death and was their secretary.  He also carried extra studies and ranked highest in his class. He was an accomplished violinist, playing first violin in the high school orchestra and played quite frequently at clubs and private entertainments as well as public. Cartoon work was another feature the young man took great pride in, having made drawings for some of the business men and for the school, becoming quite an artist. When it came to football and basketball of which Harold was a great lover, he exercised an important part in these games, and in addition to the High School athletics he made good at playing tennis, having played with the local club in many games.

This young man was employed at the O. D. Tyler Drug Store evenings and Saturdays, was honest, dependable and congenial in his work, attaining the

highest respect of his employer and through his courtesy made many friends. The intention and plans were that Harold and his brother Donald, would enter

the university together next fall.  The details brought forth from his life, is no less than a sad loss to his many friends as well as his parents, brothers and

relatives. Besides his parents he leaves an older brother, Donald, and two younger brothers, Paul and Keith, one grandmother, Mrs. P. Phelan, and other relatives.

Harold E. Cash was born at Gravity, Iowa, on the 14th day of December,1905 , and died October 4, 1921, aged 16 years, 2 months and 20 days.  Funeral

services were held at St. Patrick's church, Friday, October 7th, at 10:00 o'clock a. m., conducted by Father Tracey. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 20, 1921

Cheney, Mary Catherine Kelley-

Mary Catherine Kelley was born April 14, 1843 in Summer[Sumner County?]

Tenn. She moved to Kentucky at the age of ten years and two years later to Illinois.  She was married to Green Cheney on Dec. 27, 1865. To this union

was born three children, Charles E. who passed away March 19,1921; Albert M., who resides at home, and Mrs. J. 0. Shawler of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She united with the Baptist church in early years and remained a faithful member until her death. They moved to Iowa in January, 1801 [1901?], where she has lived until her death Jan. 26th, 1922. She leaves to mourn her

demise a husband, two children, six grand children, one sister, three brothers and a large number of friends and neighbor.

The Eastern Star of which she was a member furnished the music for the funeral services which were held at the home. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 2, 1922

Cobb, William -

"Uncle Billy Cobb is Dead". These were the words flashed all over the city on Saturday morning of last week, and while the news  was not wholly unexpected, still it was a shock to the entire community, when the full realization of our loss was known.  About five years ago Mr. Cobb was stricken down with paralysis, and has been a helpless invalid ever since. He has borne the long siege with a cheerfulness that was truly wonderful, and only through the tender care given him by his devoted wife and likewise his four sons, his

passing days were peaceful and happy to the last.

The funeral took place on Sunday from the residence, but was merely a family gathering, the pall overhanging our city at present, caused by the small-pox

regulations and quarantine forbidding all public gatherings being instrumental in halting a public funeral which was deeply regretted by all, as Mr. Cobb had hosts of friends who no doubt would have liked to pay their last respects to a beloved citizen.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1922

Crawford, William –

S. B. Overmire received a telegram Saturday morning of the death of his brother-in-law, William Crawford of Toledo, Iowa.  Mr. Overmire  and his brother-in-law were very close and warm friends having grown up together and enlisted in the service together, having joined the 28th Iowa Regiment.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1922

Cunningham, Caroline Agnes Ferris -

Caroline Agnes Ferris was born at Madison, Indiana, March 25, 1859. When she was but 8 years old she moved with her parents to Newburn, la., where

she lived until her marriage, with the exception of one year, when the family lived in Kaunas. She was married at Lenox, April 11, 1877, to John W. Cunningham and to this union were born three boys, Albert, Will and John and two girls, Bessie and Dora. All are left to mourn her loss except Bessie, who died when about two years old. She also leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and three sisters, Emma, Cordelia and Cora, and one brother. David, and a host of friends . She has been in poor health for some time and decided

to go to Colorado to see if the climate would benefit her. She was there just one week when she passed away. She was united with the Church of Christ in

1901. Interment in Lenox cemetery. Funeral conducted by Rev. McCallon.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 27, 1921

DeBolt, William –

Clearfield, la., Jan. 31.—William DeBolt of this place was found dead in his bed at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sherman Davis, early Monday morning.  He had not been well for some days past, but was not complaining at all the day before his death and on Sunday had made a trip to Maloy and back. Monday morning he did not arise as early as usual, so the family investigated and found him dead. He was about 57 years of age and was unmarried. He had been making his home  with his sister. He leaves three brothers, his sister and a number of nieces and nephews to mourn his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1922

Hanna, William -

William Hanna was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1855, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Borden, Sharpsburg, la., Dec. 21, 1921, at the

age of 66 years, 1 month and 29 days. In 1878 he came to Taylor county where he resided until his death. He united with the Presbyterian church of Sharpsburg 8 years ago during the revival held by Rev. Rayburn.

He leaves to mourn his death one brother and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Blair and Mrs. Sarah Borden of Sharps»burg, Iowa, John Hanna of Gravity, la.; 6 nephews, 7 nieces and a host of friends. His parents and one brother preceded him in death years ago.

Another friend and neighbor has crossed the bar and only pleasant memories of his life remain. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Sharpsburg, Iowa, Thursday at 2 p. m., and the remains .were laid to rest in the Gravity cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 19, 1922

McGregor, Charles William –

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sewell McGregor, passed away Sunday evening. The little child was laid to rest Monday, Feb. 20, in the Fairview cemetery. Mr.

and Mrs. McGregor have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends and neighbors in this period of their sorrow and loss.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 2, 1922

Menohor, Elizabeth Blakely -

Mrs Elizabeth Menohor, daughter of Charles and Licetta Blakely was born in Morgan county, Illinois, October 6, 1831 and departed this life at the home of her son, Mr C B Menohor, Lenox, Iowa, aged 90 years and one week.  When a small child, her parents moved to Jefferson county, Iowa where she grew to young womanhood, and where she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and has ever since tried to live close to her Lord.  She was married to James Gordon Menohor June 5, 1855, and to this union six sons were born: John H., Chas. B.; James A.; Benjamin F.; William E.; and Edmond S. Two sons have preceded her to their home above, John H. and James A. Her husband died when these boys were but little children.  By her faith in God and her wise guidance , she was able to raise them all to manhood and to an acceptance of their Lord.  For a number of years she has been in feeble health, and for several years has made her home among her children.  For the past three years with her son Rev. E. S. Menohor of Villisca.

About a month ago she was moved to Lenox, Iowa to spend a few weeks with her son, C. B.  On October 6th, she celebrated her 90th birthday, with her sons and relatives, enjoying the day very much, for she seemed to be given unusal strength.  Last Tuesday October 11, she was taken very ill and grew worse, when on Friday at 1:30 p.m. the Lord released her from her suffering, and very quietly she went home to Glory.  The funeral services were conducted at her old home church in Gravity and her body was laid away to rest in the Gravity cemetery.

A very touching and able sermon was preached from the District Superintendent from the text “As a mother comforted her children, so comforteth I thee.”  Isa. 66:13.  The District Superintendent was assisted by Rev. J. A. Nayle of Lenox, and the pastor Rev. V. G.  Fellows of Gravity.  A beautiful duet was rendered by Mrs. Chas Ethington  and Mrs Will Madden.  The Choir at Gravity sang some very pretty selections.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 20, 1921

Oliver, W. P. -

It was indeed shocking to the many friends of W. P. Oliver, owner of the Ford Garage here, when word was passed Monday evening of his sudden death; caused from heart failure, which occurred at his room in the Lenox Hotel without a minute’s warning, about 7 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Oliver has always enjoyed comfortable health practically all his life according to the old pioneers who have .known him for the past forty years that he has been a resident in Lenox or adjacent thereto. In the forenoon Monday nothing would indicate illness.  He sat in the front room of the garage where the cars are on display and as usual reading the morning papers of which he seemed to get lots of enjoyment, as he read quite extensively. At noon he took his regular meal at the hotel and went back to his place of business in the front part of the garage where he was always seen by the people who passed by.

At about two o’clock p.m. Bill Savern happened into the garage and visiting with Mr. Oliver for a short time, he noticed him acting somewhat peculiar and later it was necessary to assist him, as he had fainted away. A physician was called and later Mr. Oliver revived and said he would be all right.  Then he was accompanied to his room at the hotel just a block away by a few friends, however Mr. Oliver walked to his room without assistance. Earl Hufnagle, Mr. Oliver's  assistant at the garage, and other friends visited with him at the room the remainder of the afternoon and he contended all afternoon that he was all right and would be out the next day.

About 6:45 Charles Cheese, the battery man at the garage, came to stay with him while Mr. Hufnagle and others went to supper, but they had hardly gotten out of sight when Mr. Oliver only made a few gasps and departed from all. The doctor in the meantime was called. The sad and shocking news was quickly spread over the business district, which was hardly conceivable to the citizens

hearing the report.

W. P. Oliver was an old pioneer in this community and was highly respected by an unusual broad acquaintance, and everyone knew him as a good citizen. He came to Iowa from Illinois in the spring of 1882 and settled in Adams, county three miles northwest of Lenox. During a period of forty years in this

community he took up and served in many prominent and successful places. At one time he was a member of the board of supervisors of Adams county;

this was in the early days of his farming career northwest of Lenox. Again he was township clerk in Grant township. About twenty five years ago he was one of the Lenox District Fair directors.

After he retired from the farm about ten years ago, he sold his farm and after a year or two had lapsed he took up with the garage business in partnership

with a Mr Steincamp, handling Ford cars at the same location only in the old building that stood there at that time, In 1917 he built the large brick garage and started in for himself at the present quarters which is a credit to any town and he continued to operate the business activities here until his death,

Mr. Oliver was one of the ten men to furnish money for the building of the new Hotel Lenox and up until two years ago he was a stock holder and director

of the Farmers and Merchants bank in Lenox. He was elected as a member of the city council of Lenox in 1918 and served two years, retiring in 1920. This was the last of his career as a public servant of the people, aside from

congenial  business relations that all enjoyed who ever had any dealings with him.

As a business man he was considered authority on many subjects and his counsel was sound —-he was well read and his views never changed to any great extent from day to day.  He always looked after his business interests continually and above all, always attended strictly to his own affairs at all times; never criticized others, but always held the same regard for his fellow

man, equally, and won lots of friends in his 40 yearn of citizenship here.

W.P. Oliver was born in Henry county, Ill., the fourth day of March, 1859, and died February 13, 1922, aged 62 years. 11 months and 9 days. He has been

a single man all his life, and has been a member of the United Presbyterian church for several years. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters: T. F. and Dr. J. H. Oliver of Kewanee, Ill., Mrs. A Turner of Lenox, Mrs W C Chubb of Kenosha, Wisc.,  and Mrs Elmer Good of Kewanee, Ill. 

Funeral services were held at the residence of his sister in Lenox, Mrs. Archie Turner, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1922, at 8:30 a.m.  conducted by Dr. A. L. Davidson. Remains were taken to Kewanee, Ill. for burial.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1922

Robinson, Squire -

Squire Robinson was born in Genessee county, New York, September 17, 1832, and passed away at El Reno, Okla., Oct. 18, 1821, aged 89 years, 1 month and 1 day.

At the age of 4 years he moved with his parents to Crawford county, Pennsylvania. In 1854 he came to Taylor county. He was married to Destamona Jenks Dec, 23, 1857. To this union 6 children were born: Louisa C. and Archie who died in infancy; Squire E. and George of Kansas City, Mo.; Hugh M., of Oklahoma City, and Melvin S. of El Reno, Okla, Besides his wife

and four sons he leaves 18 grandchildren and 17 great  grandchildren to mourn their loss.

He. enlisted in 1861 in the 29th Iowa and served until the close of the war. In 1901 he moved to El Reno, Okla., where he resided until his death.  Mr and Mrs. Robinson were of the first settlers of Taylor county, being the first couple married in Platte township.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. church in Conway, conducted by Rev. Brown. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Conway cemetery.


The three remaining comrades of the 29th Iowa in company with other comrades marched to the church and accompanied the remains to the last resting place. A devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather is gone but his memory lives on.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 3, 1921

Scott, Orval -

Orval Scott, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Scott, died at home Thursday morning. Little Orval was born May 20, 1920 and died Oct. 23, 1921, age 1. year, 4 months and 21 days.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev J. A. Nayle, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, from the home and interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 27, 1921

Templeton, James –

James Templeton, member of the Board of Supervisors, died at his home south of Bedford Tuesday at 1o’clock.  Mr Templeton was taken sick Wednesday of last week, while the board was in session and was taken to his home and a physician was called.  Everything was done that could be, but he gradually grew worse and the end came Tuesday.  Mr Templeton had many friends throughout the county who will be shocked to hear of his sudden death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 12, 1922

Templeton, James –

James Templeton, son of James and Janet Templeton was born in Wicton Shire, Scotland, December 8, 1862.  He came to this country when 17 years of age.  While growing up in Scotland he became interested in blooded horses, his native county in Scotland being famous for its interest in thoroughbred stock. He was drawn to Taylor county, Iowa, because of this interest and connected himself with farmers  who made a specialty of fine stock raising.

For a number of years he made his home with J. H. Fitch and family.  Two years was spent in business at New Market, then four years were spent with A. B. Wakeman.

March 4, 1896 he was united in marriage to Mary Evelyn Barton at Bedford and their home has been blessed with two sons, Clifford and Cleo Leroy.  About two years was spent on a farm southwest of Bedford, then Mr Templeton was made steward of the county farm of this county, which position he held for 14 years.

He then purchased a farm 4½ miles southeast of Bedford, and the remainder of his earth-life has been lived there.  He fell asleep January 10, 1922, after a brief illness.

At the time of his home-going, he was serving with credit, his second term as a member of the board of supervisors, having just been selected chairman of the

board the day before his last illness came upon him.

Mr. Templeton, was reared in the Presbyterian church in Scotland.  Since coming to America, he changed to the Methodist church for a number of years. About six years ago, he and his wife became members of the Church of Christ at Bedford and remained true to the last. He has served on the board of Deacons the past two years.

He was a man of upright character, honest in his dealings, Christian in his life. His friends who are many,  counted him among the best of citizens.  Interested in public affairs, trying to serve his county, nation and the church to the best of

his ability. He has wrought well.

His aged mother still lives in the old home in Scotland. A half brother, Chas. McKee, in South Africa, two half sisters also in Scotland. Them, with his wife

and two sons, a daughter-in-law and one grand child remain to hold him in tender memory, besides a host of friends. He was a member of the I. 0.O. F. and K. of P. orders in Bedford.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa January 26, 1922

Smith, Walter Inglewood -

Funeral services for Judge Walter I. Smith, judge of the United States Circuit court of appeals, former congressman from the Ninth district, and former

judge of the Fifteenth district court of Iowa, who died at Mercy hospital in Council Bluffs, Fri day, January 27, after a long illness following a stroke of; apoplexy, were held Sunday afternoon, January 29, at 2;0O o'clock from the First Presbyterian church in Council Bluffs.

Dr. J. F. Blanchard, former pastor of the First Congregational church, conducted the funeral. He was assisted by Dr. A. E Vanorden, pastor of the First  Presbyterian church. Following the services by the ministers the Masonic burial ritual was performed, after which the body was taken to Forest Lawn cemetery, Omaha, where it was cremated.

Judge Smith had not been in the best of health prior to the stroke, his trouble being diagnosed as hardening of the arteries, Late in the fall his family, on the

advice of physicians took Judge Smith to California, where he remained the greater part of the winter. Upon his return the judge expressed the opinion that his condition was improving, but physicians held out no especial hope. His condition slowly grew worse rather than improved,

Recently, owing to the departure of the male nurse, who had been attending him for many weeks, the judge was removed to Mercy hospital, where it was

felt that he could be better looked after than at home.

Walter Inglewood Smith was born in Council Bluffs, July 10, 1862. His parents were George F. Smith, contractor, and Sarah Henrietta Forrest-Smith.  He was educated in the public schools of Council Bluffs, was graduated from the Bluffs High School in 1878 and entered Park college at Parkville, Mo., the following


He had been there but a few months when he was taken ill and was obliged to leave school. Upon his recovery he taught a country school near Neola for

a year and then entered the office of Colonel D. B,. Daley to read law. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1882, before his 21st birthday, and immediately entered partnership with Colonel Daley. Their partnership

was dissolved two and one-half years later. Mr. Smith then became the partner of Judge J. E. F. McGee, who was later elected judge of the superior court, dissolving their partnership.

On July 10, 1890, he married Effie M. Moon at Council Bluffs.

Judge Smith served as judge of the district court for the Fifteenth district of Iowa from 1894 to 190O, resigning his position to accept the republican nomination of congress from the Ninth district of Iowa and served as representative of the district in the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth and Sixty-first congresses.

In 1910 he was appointed by President Taft to the position of Judge of the United States circuit court of appeals, the second highest tribunal in the land and an honor little short of appointment to the supreme bench. This post he has filled with dignity and credit to himself and the country until his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 16, 1922

Williamson, Alexander Cook -

A paper received from Fulton, Ill., dated Jan. 31, 1922, comes to this office with an obituary of Alexander C. Williams[on] and an account at length of his history,  The obituary in part says: "Alexander Cook Williamson was born at Sweden, Ill., on March 16, 1872.  He passed away Thursday, January 26, 1922. He was the second of three children born to Mr. and. Mrs. James W. Williamson, the first child, a daughter, dying in infancy. While their son was still a tiny baby, Mr. and Mrs. Williamson moved to .Lenox, Iowa. Their child,

Alexander, was  the first white baby to move into this little Iowa community. In 1884 the family moved to Creston,, Iowa. There the boy, then a lad of twelve

years,, completed his public school education. He began his business career when he entered the drug store of Schifferle & Company as clerk. His interest in his work led the young man to begin study at the Illinois College of Pharmacy at Northwestern University.  He graduated in the class of  1892-3, coming in the spring of 1893 to Fulton, where he entered the drug store of George B. Robinson.  In 1835 Mr. Williamson bought out the business and has

for these twenty-seven years been one of the most outstanding men in the business life of this place.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 23, 1922