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

Barker, James Richard –

James Barker, 72, died at 10:30 am Sunday at the Lenox Rest Home.  Services were held Tuesday at the Bender Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Duckett officiating.  Burial was in the Lenox Cemetery.


James Richard Barker, son of Stephen and Elizabeth A. Barker was born March 17, 1886 in Scotland Co., Mo. and passed away at the Lenox Rest Home April 27, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 10 days.

He was married to Sarah Jane Hocker March 20, 1907.  To this union were born 5 children: Ethel L Spring of Lenox, Ellis of Clarinda, Elmer and Jesse of Lenox and Luell of Sharpsburg.

His wife died August 18, 1916, leaving five small children.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters, one grandchild and one great grandchild.  He leaves to mourn in addition to his children, two sisters, Manda Hocker of Greentop, Mo. and Mollie Hayes of Burlington, one brother, Frank of Sharpsburg, ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Mr. Barker spent his early life in Missouri.  Following the death of his wife he moved his family to Taylor County in the vicinity of Lenox where he lived until his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, May 1, 1958

Beach, Jack David -

Jack David Beach, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs George H Beach, was born near Lenox, Mar 23, 1909, and passed away at his home in Tacoma, Wash., Feb 26, 1958. He grew to manhood at Lenox, later going to Idaho, where he was married to Miss Roma Simonson.

Left to mourn are his wife, Roma and one son, Jay Dee of Tacoma; his brothers and sisters, Mrs Bertille B Wilson of Portland, Ore.; Dee H Beach, Fresno, Calif.; Howard S Beach, Torrance, Calif.; Mrs Dorothea

Walter, Quincy, Ill.; Mrs Mildred Cummings, St Joseph, Mo.; Mrs Helen Shannon, Torrance, Calif.; Mrs Gertrude Van Houten, Long Beach, Calif.; besides many relatives and friends. Interment was at Tacoma, Wash.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 13, 1958

Bender, Grace Lavina Van Winkle -

Grace Lavina Bender, daughter of Isaiah Van Winkle and Marinda Blackman Van Winkle was born in Wapello Co., Iowa Sept 20, 1872. When a young girl she joined the Methodist church. At 12 years of age she with her parents moved to near Maloy, Iowa.

She was united in marriage in 1893 to Perry Bender and moved to her present farm home where she spent the remainder of her life, except for one year which was spent in her daughter Maye's home.

To this union two daughters were born, Reva Morey who preceded

her in death In 1951 and Maye Matthews. Surviving are: Maye and son-in-law Robert Matthews; five grandchildren: Kenneth Matthews, Clearfield, Carroll Matthews, Diagonal; Roberta Maye Cook, Lenox; Phyliss Goodale, Clearfield; and Adra Bailey, Diagonal; two sisters

one brother, Mrs Cora Smith, San Diego, Calif; Mrs Bertha Ray, Brush, Colo.; Fay Van Winkle, Clearfield; 11 great grandchildren,

a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The welfare of her family and loved ones was first in her


Her great granddaughters were flower bearers: Virginia Lee Cook, James Matthews, Suzanne Cook and Leila Sue Goodale. Pall bearers were Ralph Kiplinger, Harry Bentley, Olyn Davis, Aster Nelson, Howard Stephens and Don Stephens.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 15, 1958

Boulden, Benjamin T. -

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Missouri Valley for Benjamin T. Boulden, 90, of Bentonville, Ark., former resident of Missouri Valley.  Survivors include his widow Anna; a son William of Missouri Valley, a daughter Mrs Hazel Stevens of Denver, Colo., 4 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Dr. R. W. Boulden is a grandson. Dr. and Mrs Boulden and sons attended the funeral.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, February 20, 1958

Bridgeman, Daniel R. -

Daniel R Bridgeman, 72, died at Portland, Ore., Monday, April

21. The body is being brought to Lenox and will arrive Friday afternoon.

The Rosary will be said at the Bender Funeral Home Friday at

8 p. m., and the funeral will be at St Patrick's church Saturday

at 9:30 am with burial in the Lenox cemetery.

Bridgeman was never married.

Surviving brothers and sisters are as follows: Leo Bridgeman

of Lenox; John of Creston; Jim of Corning; William of Los Angeles,

Calif.; Lizzie of Lenox; Alice of Creston; Mary of Denver, Colo.; and Mrs Helen Aymami of Englewood, Colo.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, April 24, 1958

Bruner, Daniel –

Daniel Bruner, son of Landy H and Catherine Bruner was born near North Henderson Ill. May 31, 1874 and passed away at his home in Clearfield March 14, 1958 at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 14 days.

In 1882 he moved with his parents to a farm 5 miles southeast of Conway and later to a farm 5 miles southwest of Clearfield.

On Feb. 22, 1899 he was united in marriage to Mary Blanche Knox of Clearfield.  They made their home on a farm 4½ miles southwest of Clearfield until the summer of 1952 when they moved to their present home.

Eight children were born to this union: Fred Bruner and Ruth Sundell of Conway, Bertha Wiley of Mt. Ayr, John Roland of North Hollywood, Calif., Marietta Abarr, Alice Whitmore, Mildred Matthews and Helen Lyddon of Clearfield.  His parents and two brothers, William and Orlin preceded him in death.

He was a faithful member of Greenwood Methodist Church, and later transferred his membership to the Clearfield Methodist Church. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Dan was in failing health for several years but not seriously so until a week preceding his death.

He is survived by his wife Blanche, his eight children, two daughters-in-law, five sons-in-law, twenty-five grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.  They added much joy to his later years.

Funeral services were from the Clearfield Methodist Church Sunday, Mar 15 with Rev Howard Ball officiating.  Burial was in Clearfield Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa March 20, 1958

Casey, Cora Bell Caldwell –

Mrs. Cora Bell Casey, 81, of Creston died at the hospital there Sunday after a short illness.  Funeral services were Wednesday at Creston with burial in Lenox.

Mrs. Casey was born at Meadiapolis, Iowa May 23, 1876, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Caldwell.  She was married at Lenox Jan. 29, 1902 to Charley B. Casey.  They lived on a farm near Prescott and later near Kent, moving to Creston in 1925.

Her husband survives.  A daughter, Violet, died as a young woman.

Mrs. Casey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa March 6, 1958

Colyn, Nora Magnolia Alexander -

Mrs Charles Colyn, 69, a resident of this community since 1929 died Thursday evening at her home here. Although she suffered from arthritis and was confined to a wheel chair, she had been able to help keep the work done in the home until the last few days of her life. The last few years she had woven more than 1,000 rugs on a

hand loom.

She was a former school teacher and wife of a retired minister.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Salem Church of the Brethren by Rev W. H. Brower of South English. Burial was at Salem.


Nora Magnolia Alexander, daughter of John and Hannah Mincer Alexander, was born on June 11, 1888 at Pontusic, Ill.  When a small child she moved with her parents to a farm near New Sharon, Iowa, then to Knoxville, living there during her early school days. Later the

family moved to Monroe, Iowa where she completed her high

school education, and taught school until her marriage on June 28, 1911 to Charles A. Colyn.

She moved with her husband to a farm near Derby, Iowa, living there until 1913 when they relocated on a farm near Osceola to assume pastoral duties at the Church of the Brethren. During

this time, three children were born: Olive Miriam, Charles Junior, and John Leonard.  In 1924 the family moved to a farm near Leon, where they served the Franklin Church of the Brethen.  While there, the fourth child, David Alexander blessed their home.  After serving this church for five years, the family moved to a farm near Lenox, to assume the pastorate of the Salem Church of the Brethen.

In 1939 the family moved to the town of Lenox and have since resided there.  Feeling the need to help during the shortage of teachers during the war she again started teaching rural school in 1943, and continued to do so for four years.

In her early life, Mr. Colyn made her confession and was baptized into the Church of the Brethren at Prairie City, Iowa.  Her life has been a busy, active one, constantly serving her Maker at all times.  She never saw a need without yielding a helping hand.  After her suffering for many years, she was called to her heavenly home on the evening of Feb. 13, 1958 at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 2 days.

She will be greatly missed by the family, her husband Charles, her four children, her ten grandchildren and other relatives plus  a host of friends.

Those of the immediate family who came from a distance to

attend the funeral were the daughter, Olive Miriam Ranck and son

Tommy from Portland, Ore., and the three sons, Charles Jr and John Leonard and their families, from McPherson, Kan., and David Alexander from Harper, Kansas.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 20, 1958

Cordell, Cora –

Cora Cordell of Nebraska City, Neb. who came to spend a few days at the home of her nephew and family, Mr and Mrs Carl Cordell, suffered a heart attack and passed away Wednesday.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 5, 1958

Egleston, Roy –

Roy Egleston, 70, farmer living near Sharpsburg, died Monday night at his home.  Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at the Bender Funeral Home in Lenox, the Rev B C Collier officiating.  Burial will be at Gravity.

Survivors include his wife, Verdie, two sons Lester of Portland, Ore and Marvin of Des Moines, a daughter of Vancouver, Wash. and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Zuber of Estacada, Ore.

Mrs W J Egleston of Lenox is a sister-in-law.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 15, 1958

Egleston, Roy –

Roy Egleston, son of Benjamin H and Ida Cole Egleston was born on a farm near Carbon, Iowa May 3, 1888.  He passed from this life May 12, 1958 at his home west of Sharpsburg, Iowa at the age of 70 years, 9 days after a lingering illness.  He had farmed in Adams and Taylor Counties all his life.

He was united in marriage to Verdie Sanders in Adams County April 13, 1909.  To this marriage three children were born: Lester of Portland, Ore., Marvin of West Des Moines and Emma Lou (Mrs Clem Roberts) of Vancouver, Wash.

Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn one sister, Mrs Elizabeth Zuber of Estacada, Ore. 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sister and three brothers.

He was a devoted husband and father, and was always ready to help his friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were held May 15, 1958 at 2 pm from the Bender Funeral Home in Lenox, Rev Burton Collier officiating.  Interment was in Gravity Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday May 29, 1958

England, Dorothy Marie Rechtenbach

Mrs. Walter England, Clearfield farm wife, died at Mercer hospital early Tuesday.  She had been in a critical condition since she suffered gunshot wounds at her home April 27.

Ringgold County officials reported that Mr England had taken the gun outside to fire at dogs which were chasing the sheep.  When he came in to reload, the gun discharged and Mrs England was struck in the back.

Survivors include her husband, three children, Karen, Gerald and Donny, all of the home; her mother, Mrs Minnie Rechtenback of Creston, sisters and a brother.

Funeral services were May 8 at Clearfield.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday May 8, 1958

Grubb, Louisa Samantha Watkins “Manta” -

Mrs Manta Grubb, 90, a longtime resident of Conway, died at

her home there Monday forenoon, Feb 24 after an illness of

several months.

Funeral services will be held at the Conway Methodist church,

at 2 p m today, Feb 27, Rev Howard DeVore officiating. Burial

in Conway cemetery.

Mrs Grubb is survived by a daughter, Miss Audrey Grubb of the home; two sons, Garrett Grubb and Milton Grubb of Anthony,

Kan. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 27, 1958

Grubb, Louisa Samantha Watkins “Manta” -

Louisa Samantha Watkins, daughter of J G and Frances Watkins was born March 25, 1867 in McDonaugh County, near the town of MaComb, Ill. and passed away at her home in Conway Feb. 24, 1958.  She came to Taylor County in 1876 with her parents, settled on a farm 3 miles east of Conway where she resided until she was married.

She was united in marriage to William L Grubb of Conway Feb. 16, 1890.  To this union six children were born, 3 boys and 3 girls.  Two daughters preceded her in death, Edith Mae and Mildred died in infancy.  Her husband, William preceded her in death January 14, 1937.  Also her son Lloyd, who died Oct 22, 1954.   Living children are Garrett C Grubb , Milton L Grubb on Anthony, Kan. One daughter, Audrey Grubb, at home.

She was united to the Methodist Church at the age of 15 and lived in that Christian faith in her home and community and was an active member in the church until her health prevented her.  She has been a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 60 years and an active member many years until her health prevented her from going to lodge.  She was a great lover of her home and her thoughts where for her family.

She had been in failing health for the last 7 years.  On Jan. 11, 1931 she fell and broke her shoulder and from that time on she has never seen a well day but she was always cheerful, did very little complaining.  All was done that human hands could do to relieve her.

She leaves to mourn her three children, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 6, 1958

Hahne, Elva M. Curphey

Funeral services and burial were Sunday Feb 20 in Onarga, Ill. for Mrs. A C Hahne of Onarga, who died Feb 14.  Mrs. Hahne was the former Elva M. Curphey.

The daughter of John and Carrie Curphey, she was born in Nebraska May 24, 1891 and moved to Lenox when a child, attending school here and graduating from high school.  She graduated as a nurse from a St. Joseph, Mo. hospital in 1914.

On June 21, 1916 she was married at Onarga to A Hahne.  They lived for a time in Chicago.

Surviving are the husband and one son, John, one daughter Mrs. Marilyn Warneck, two grandchildren, one brother Harold Curphey of Onarga, two sisters, Mrs Edith Hildebrand and Mrs Lucile Hawkins.

Mrs. Huhne was a member of the Onarga Methodist Church, the OES and Legion Auxiliary.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 6, 1958

Hulen, Guy -

Guy Hulen of Monroe City, Mo., brother of Mrs Francis Folcey,

died Friday evening. The funeral was Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Folcey went to attend services and be with the family.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 10, 1958

Johnson, Sheirl A. -

Sheirl A Johnson, 83, died at his home in Frontenac, Kan., Friday, Mar 28. Mr Johnson was born Feb 15, 1875 in Lenox, and lived here until he was 29 years of age. In his adult years here he operated the Johnson Harness shop.

He was a lumber dealer in Arcadia, Neb., for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Shirley Johnson of the home in Frontenac and Mrs Joan Rahorn, Pryor, Okla., a brother Earl of Deerfield, Mo., two sisters, Mrs Bertha Wensell, Sand Springs, Okla., and Mrs Nona Rogers, York, Neb., also two grandchildren.

Burial was Mar 30 at Arcadia, Nebraska.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 10, 1958

Matheny, Chester Levern -

Chester Levern Matheny, 10½ month old son of Mr and Mrs

Eldon Matheny, died Sunday morning after an illness of several

days. Services were Tuesday at the Bender Funeral Home

the Rev Robert Duckett officiating. Burial was in Lenox cemetery.

Survivors include the parents and one sister, Susan Kay.

The family met their friends at the Funeral Home Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 17, 1958

Miller, Robert -

Robert Miller of Casey suffered a heart attack Sunday evening

while doing his chores and passed away Monday morning at the Dexter hospital.  Mrs. Miller who will be remembered by many as the former Marilyn Potts daughter of Ray Potts of Stuart.

Surviving are his widow and 2 children. Funeral was Wednesday at Casey.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday March 27, 1958

Porter, Florence Eldora Smith –

Mrs Florence Porter, 93, died Monday morning at her home here.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mae Carruthers, who has cared for her mother the past eight years.  Mrs Porter suffered a stroke three years ago.  Her husband, Frank preceded her in death.

Other survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs Louis Brown of Lenox and Mrs Palmer Frydenberg of Champaign, Ill.

Funeral services were Wednesday May 28 at the Bender Funeral Home, the Rev B C Collier officiating.  Burial was in Lenox Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 15, 1958

Porter, Florence Eldora Smith –

Florence Eldora Smith, the daughter of John H and Polly Smith was born March 7, 1865 on a farm seven miles southeast of Pella, Iowa.  She was the youngest of six children, all of whom have preceded her in death.  She grew to young womanhood on her parents farm serving as organist and teacher of a boys Sunday School class for several years in a church on her parents’ farm.

On February 14 [can’t read] she was united in marriage to Joseph Franklin Porter who preceded her in death in March 1939.  One daughter, Mae was born to this union.  They all lived on a farm one mile south of Prairie City until 1895 when they moved to Prairie City.  Mrs. Porter became very active in church work there, also serving as overseers of the poor in Prairie City.

In March 1908 they came to Lenox settling on a farm 3½ miles north, where they lived until moving to Lenox in 1914.

Those who remain to mourn her passing include her daughter Mae Carruthers of Lenox, and two granddaughters Frances (Mrs Louis Brown) of Lenox and Leone, (Mrs Palmer Frydenberg) of Champaign, Ill.

Mr and Mrs Porter united with the Methodist Church during the pastorate of Rev Walter Morgan.  Mrs Porter was active in the Ladies Aid Society and taught a young women’s Sunday School class for six years.  When her health began to fail about 15 years ago, she had to give up her church work.  During four of the last eight years in which Mae cared for her, she was confined to her bed.

Death came at 10:45 on Monday morning May 26, 1958 at her home in Lenox.

Services were held May 28 at Bender Funeral Home, the Rev. B C Collier officiating.  Burial was in the Lenox Cemetery.


Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, June 5, 1958

Ross, Leonard William –

Leonard William Ross, son of Joseph W. and Nettie L. Ross was born in Taylor County, Ia. April 21, 1882 and passed away March 4, 1958 at the home of his daughter, the Rev Marguerite E. Shephard of Cimaron, Kan. at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 13 days.

At the age of 17 he was baptized in the Methodist Church at Bedford.  He was married to Ida Mae Kline.  To this union one son was born, Leslie J. Ross.  Ida Mae passed away three years later and the father and young son lived and farmed with Leonard’s father, Joseph W Ross of Corning.

Leonard was later married to Elizabeth E. Blanchard of Lenox.  To this union seven children were born, all living except Leonard William Jr. who passed away at the age of 23 years.

Elizabeth preceded Leonard in death Nov 22, 1956. Surviving

children are Leslie J Ross, Maurice  P Ross, Beulah May Cobb, Marvin D Ross, Mildred Lucille Thompson and their families, all of San Diego, Cal; also Rev Marguerite E Shephard of Cimaron, Kan., and Lawrence B Ross of Corning, his wife Mary and family; also a brother

J C Ross of Leon, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Leonard's health started failing several years ago. He lived 18 years with his son Laurence and family of Corning on the farm. The loving care and helpfulness of Laurence and Mary gave him a safe and enjoyable home life.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his early

success at farming and stock raising.

Services were held March 8 at Corning, Rev Joe Wallace, minister of the First Baptist Church, officiating. The burial was at Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday March 13, 1958

Sexton, Elsie Mae –

Mrs. Elsie Sexton of Gravity died Friday April 25 at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 20 days. 

Her husband preceded her in death September 1944, one son, Gail in March 1958.  She is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-law and 4 daughters-in-law, 27 grandchildren and 23 great grand-

children.  Carl Sexton and wife are a son and daughter-in-law.

Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home in Bedford at 2 o’clock Tuesday.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, May 8, 1958

Smith, Odessa –

Mrs Al (Odessa) Smith, 86, died at Rosary Hospital Tuesday morning.  She suffered a heart attack at her home and died shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Friday at 2 pm at the Bender Funeral Home, the Rev. Duckett officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frances E. Wootten, Los Angeles, Cal. And Mrs. Pauline Krisinger of Mt. Ayr.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, April 3, 1958

Wells, Clinton –

Mrs. Clarence Butler received the sad news that her nephew Clinton Wells of Pasadena, Cali., had passed away with a coronary heart attack at a hospital where he had been the past two weeks.  He was the son of Mr and Mrs Clinton Wells Sr. and spent quite a few of his childhood days in Lenox with his Grandma Stoner.

Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon in Pasadena.  He is survived by his wife, parents and Stoner relatives.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 8, 1958

Wilson, Erastus -

Erastus Wilson, 84, of Osceola, retired farmer, died there at 5 pm

Saturday at the Lyle Maner nursing home.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Methodist church in Van

Wert and burial in the Van Wert cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mamie; four sons, Ed of Osceola, Ceril

of Chicago, Roscoe of Van Wert and Lowell of Lenox; three

daughters, Mrs Hazel Wilson of Hayti, Mo., Mrs Earl Glazebrook of Hopeville, and Mrs Richard Saddoris of  Coming. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 27, 1958

Winslow, Joel Cecil –

Joel Winslow, 70, farmer living southwest of town, died Sunday night.  Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon June 11 at Bender Funeral Home, the Rev. B C Collier officiating.  Burial was in Lenox Cemetery.


Joel Cecil Winslow, the son of Charles Winslow and Cora Alice Walker Winslow was born November 13, 1887 on a farm five miles southwest of Lenox.

On April 1, 1916, he was united in marriage to Ella Krueger in Creston, Ia.  They made their home on a farm where he was born and there he spent all but the last two weeks of his life.  He farmed until about five years ago, when his health began to fail. 

His parents and one sister, Minnie Kirkman preceded him in death.  Those that remain to mourn his passing are his wife Ella and Otta Price, who made his home with them in his early years.  Several nieces and nephews and cousins also remain.

Death came about 11:00 pm on Sunday, June 8, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 25 days.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 12, 1958

Wyant, James Uriah –

Graveside services were held at Lenox Cemetery Saturday for James U. Wyant, 90, who died at Leon Feb. 13.  The funeral was at Leon Saturday at 11 am conducted by Rev John Gill.  The Wyant family formerly lived in the Clearfield and Diagonal vicinities.

Mrs. Frank Routh is a niece of Mr. Wyant and Mrs Glenndon Walter is a granddaughter.


James Uriah Wyant, youngest son of George A and Sarah Ann

Morrow Wyant was born near Holton, Kansas, August 18, 1867

and passed away February 13 195& in the Decatur County

Hospital, Leon, Iowa at the age of ninety years, five months

and twenty six days.

At the age of seven years he moved with his family to Ringgold

County, Iowa and settled on a farm on Platte River where he and his father later operated a grist mill.

He attended rural school in Lincoln township and academy in Lenox. December 9, 1891 was united in marriage with Margaret Alice Long. To this union were born five children: Hugh B. and G A of Leon; Ruth

Graham of Brazil South America; Orville and Helen who proceeded him in death.

At an early age he united with the Platte Valley United Presbyterian

Church, transferring his membership wherever he lived.  At Bedford

he was Sunday School superintendent and was ordained as Elder. At

the time of his death he was elder at Leon.

For a period of twenty-five years he served as cashier in banks in Clearfield, Bedford and Kinsley, Iowa.  With the exception of three years in California and a short time in Ironwood, Michigan, his life was spent in Iowa, the past nine years in Leon.

Those left lo mourn his passing are his beloved wife, two sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren,  twelve great grandchildren, one niece Mrs Carrie Routh of Lenox, and other relatives and friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday, February 20, 1958