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

Cochran, Frank –

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of a nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Cochran.  We understand that the lad underwent an operation for appendicitis in a hospital in Clarinda and passed away shortly afterward. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home southwest of Lenox, and interment be made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 25, 1917

Darling, Catherine –

Mrs. Chas. Darling died at her home in Bedford last Thursday, aged 71 years. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday and the remains taken to Block ton for burial.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 7, 1916

Dunbar, Edith L. Page -

After several months illness Mrs Edith Dunbar passed away last Monday.  Funeral services will be held today from the Church of Christ, at 1:30 pm.  Obituary will be published next week.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday September 14, 1916

Dunbar, Edith L Page -

Miss Edith L. Page was born in Alexis, Ill., April 18, 1867; departed this life in Lenox, Iowa, Sept  11, 1916 aged 49 years 4 months and 23 days.

The deceased moved with her parents to Lenox, Iowa, in 1880 and July 31, 1887, was united in marriage to Oliver Dunbar.  To this union four children were born—three sons and one daughter;  Ellsworth, of Colome, S D;  Robert, Elnora and Carl of Lenox.   Mrs Dunbar was united with the church in 1894 and through all the following years has been a regular church attendant.  During her last illness which began in April of this year she has been a patient sufferer. 

Besides her husband and children there are left to mourn  her death, her father, A M Page, of Pamona, Calif.; and a sister Mrs Lillian Rice of Porterville, Calif.  There are also four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ on Thursday,  Sept 14, at 1:30 pm, conducted by the pastor Rev F C McCallon.  Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Lizzie Fleming, Centerville, Ia., Mrs Lilly Bond, Bloomfield, Ia., Mrs Frata Brown, Bloomfield, Ia.; Allan Locker, Lancaster, Mo., T J Killion,  Moulton, Ia., Will Mercer, Ottumwa, Ia. Mrs E M Dunbar, Colome, S D.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 21, 1916

Eberle, Regina –

Chris and Henry Eberle and their sister Mrs Holbrook, returned on Tuesday of last week from Elizabeth, Wis. where they had been called by the death of their mother, Mrs Regina Eberle.  The other living children of the deceased are John and Charles Eberle and Mrs Jake Shaffer.  Mrs Eberle was past 86 years of age and had been a widow for about 15 years.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 11, 1917

Edmunds, Katherine Farnwald Black Shipman –

Mrs. James Edmunds, a respected resident of Winnemucca, passed away last evening at 6:15 o'clock at the family home on upper Melarky Street.

Deceased was a native of Wisconsin and her age was 59 years, and eleven days.  Besides her husband, James Edmunds, she leaves a son and a daughter and two step-daughters to mourn her loss. 

Deceased was the daughter of Mr and Mrs H F Black and was born in Wisconsin July 14, 1857.  Her maiden name was Katherine Farnwalk Black.  She moved with her parents to Dallas City, Illinois, in the year 1858 and it was there she grew to womanhood and was married there to Charles S. Sihipman, June 29, 1876. To that union was born Ralph Wells Shipman of Winnemucca;

Mary Black now Mrs. W. E. Baldry of Dodge City, Kansas, and Anna Celia, who died Dec. 19, 1905. Her husband, Mr. Shipman, [assed away Nov 5, 1908, after which she moved to Long Beach, California. On October 2, 1912 she was married in that city to James Edmunds then of Lenox, Iowa, who was her childhood friend. With Mr. Edmunds and his two daughters, Misses Francis and Helen, the latter now Mrs. Edward Granquist, she resided here since May 1913, until the time of her death last evening.  All the family mentioned were present at her bedside to the last.  The life so long interwoven with theirs, with tearful eyes they watched as it slowly but surely passed over. She was a woman of strong Christian character, patient, loving and self-sacrificing.

Services were held at the family home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Ross Thurman, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal church officiating. The remains, accompanied by Mr. Edmunds and Mrs. Baldry, will be shipped on No. 10 tomorrow to Dallas City, Illinois, where interment will take place in the

family cemetery.—The Humboldt (Nev.) Star, Friday, Jan. 26th.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 1, 1917

Gardner, John –

John Gardner was stricken by apoplexy Thursday morning at 2:30 and died instantly. He had been ill since Monday night and the death came with a bursting blood vessel. Mr. Gardner was one of our best known and respected citizens and had a reputation for sterling honesty in all his dealings. He was a staunch Methodist and had been a member of that church for many years. His death comes as a shock to his wide circle of friends, who will join us m extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives. The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church. Interment in the Conway cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 16, 1916

Harrison, Fred T. –

Fred T Harrison of Mercer township, Adams co. passed away last Friday after an illness lasting more than one year.  While Mr Harrison’s ailment was considered incurable, death came sooner than was expected.  The deceased leaves a wife, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Labah Harrison, and three brothers and two sisters.  The three brothers, Dr. Ed, of Burlington - Junction, Mo., Laban, of Omaha, and Dale, who is still at the old home, Dr. Wm.

Readhead, of Lenox, and Dr. R T. Readhead, of Corning, and Jack O'Donnell, acted as pall bearers by request of the deceased.  Funeral services were held Sunday and the body brought to the Lenox cemetery for interment. The deceased was a successful farmer and stock raiser and past 39 years of age.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 23, 1916

Haynes, Jacob Morgan -

Jacob Morgan Haynes was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, January 18th, 1843. When a young man he moved to Ohio, in which state he was married to Margaret Leslie, December 21st, 1865, To this union, eight children were born;  William S., Charles E., J. Milton, Hattie E., Lora A., L Elmer, Eva and Nelle. Hattie E and Lora A. preceded him to the grave. The wife and mother died at

Lenox, Iowa, May 19th, 1892.  The deceased resided for a number of years on a farm southeast of Lenox, Iowa, and after leaving the farm, he with his son Charles engaged in the dry-goods business in Lenox.  At the opening of the

Cherokee Strip in Sept. 1893, he moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma, and was one of Newkirk's most honored and useful citizens until his death which occurred at his home Sunday, Jan. 7th, 1917. Had he lived eleven days longer he would

have been 74 years of age. Two brothers survive him, one at Lenox and another at Lorimor, Iowa.

The remains were laid to rest in Newkirk cemetery on Tuesday, January 9th, 1917.

The above obituary notice was received by the Time Table—sent by G. C. Hough, of Newkirk, Okla. The deceased was a former resident of Lenox and is well known by many of the readers.  A brother, S. C. Haynes, is a Lenox resident.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 11, 1917

Hockabout, Flora E. Henry –

Mrs. Flora E. Hocabout (nee Henry) was born in Liberty Vale, Wis., July 28, 1867 and died at the home of her niece,  Mrs. Hugh Creswell, Dec. 29,  1916. She came to Lenox with her parents, Mrs and Mrs. Orsen Henry, about

thirty three years ago. She taught in some of the country schools and in 1887 was married to Mr. Ben Hockabout, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Hockabout and to this union two children were born, one dying at the age of six or seven and

the other, Samuel Morris a boy of six surviving and we understand will be adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Creswell. Mr. and Mrs. Hockabout moved to Colorado in 1909.  There, in more recent years she became infected with cancer of the

breast which was removed, but within the last month worked inward to the lungs and she was hurried to Iowa, hoping to find relief from the lower altitude, but lived only four days after her arrival.  The funeral services were

conducted by Rev. Miles of the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon, the church being filled with friends despite the storm.  She united with the Presbyterian church in 1887 and died trusting in the Savior. She leaves to

mourn her loss, besides the husband and child, two sisters, Mrs. Cochran and Mrs. Eva Gibson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 4, 1917

Howard, H. F. –

H. L. Tedford recently received a letter from Mrs. H. F. Howard conveying the information that her husband had died very suddenly about October first. Mr. and Mrs. Howard lived for many years on the farm now owned by James

Hayes, southeast of town. Some fifteen or twenty years ago they moved to Haynes, Oregon and have made their home at that place ever since. Mr. Howard had been in usual health and was stricken with death while milking his cows.  The deceased was past 70 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 12, 1916

Hunt, Lee Edmund –

Lee Edmund Hunt was born in London, England, Oct. 31, 1835, and departed this life Oct. 21, 1916 at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 21 days. He was a member of the Episcopal church of England.  At the age of 16 years he came

to America with his parents and settled at LeClair, Iowa, where he resided until he enlisted in Co. D 20th Iowa Infantry and served two years, then receiving an honorable discharge after the war he settled in Jasper Co., Iowa, where he resided for 24 years, then moved to Worth County, Mo., living there eight years.  From there he moved to Hesperia, Mich., where he has lived until his death. He was a member of John A. Dix Post, G. A. R.

In 1870 he was married to Miss Helen Burns and to this union were born five children, four of whom are now living, the oldest, Mrs Harriet L. Johnson, having departed this life 9 years ago. There are left to mourn his loss, his wife, one son, W L Hunt of Hesperia, Mrs Chas Sturm of Lenox, Iowa., Mrs D W Lung of Hesperia, Mrs Mary E Marrow of Niles, Mich., two brothers, Jethro Hunt of Hesperia and George Hunt of Corning, Iowa, sixteen grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services in McGill school house conducted by Rev. Geo. Van-

Wingerden. Interment in the West Cemetery.—Hesperia Union, Hesperia Mich.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 2, 1916

Huntley, Ben –

Ben Huutley, one time a resident of Lenox and later lived on a farm north of Lenox for several years, died at Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 20th, Mr. Huntley was a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Secretary of the Lenox Lodge.  J. A. Abbitt, received notification of the death from the Vancouver Lodge. The letter received by Mr. Abbitt stated that Mr. Huntley was .taken to a hospital in Van-

couver in September at, which place he died. The presumption is that he was in a hospital from September until the time of his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 7, 1916

Kilgore, Harry Wayne -

Harry Wayne Kilgore, son of Sam and Jennie Kilgore, was born near Clearfield, la., July 18, 1907, and died Sept. 28, 1916, aged 9 years, 2 months and 10 days.

After his return from school on the evening of his death he started for the cows, remarking about how well he felt. The supposition is that he tried to open the gate from the horse's back, the saddle turned, and the horse, a nervous road horse, becoming frightened, kicked and dragged him to death. The horse's course was traced by the pieces of the child's clothing on trees and stumps.  He leaves to mourn his untimely departure, his father and mother, both grandfathers and both grandmothers, four brothers, three

sisters, besides aunts and uncles and a host of cousins and friends.

The funeral was held from the home two and one-half miles north of Knowlton, conducted by Rev F A Mead of the Knowlton M E Church.  The pall bearers were four of his Sunday school and school mates.  Burial at the Harmony cemetery seven miles north of Knowlton.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 5, 1916

Long, Elsie Marie Reynolds Christy –

Elsie Marie Reynolds was born January 23, 1882, in DeWitt county, Illinois, and departed this life in Creston, Iowa, January 12,1917,  being 34 years, 11 months and 20 days. She moved to Iowa with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John

Reynolds  in 1883. She was united in marriage to A. C. Christy, Dec. 11, 1901, and moved to North Dakota. To this union two children were born, Leona and David who are' left to mourn the loss of their mother, the father having passed away March 30. 1908. From that lime she fought the battle of life alone, until Oct. 20, 1915,when she was married to Jasper Long of Sheridan, Mo, where she made her home until the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, two children, her parents, two brothers and one sister.  One sister preceded her to the better world. Besides her family she leaves a large circle of relatives and friends.

She was a member of the Church of Christ of Isadora, Mo., where she was manifesting a deep interest in the Master's work, and where her departure will be deeply mourned.

The funeral services were conducted from the Church of Christ of Lenox, Iowa, January 14, 1917 conducted by Challie E. Graham, pastor of the Isadora, Mo. Church of Christ assisted by the pastors of the Lenox Church of Christ and M.E church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery at the same place.

The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a host of friends in this hour of sorrow. May they put their trust in the tender loving Savior and follow where He leads, realizing that He leads at last to the "Tearless Land" where farewell are never spoken.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 18, 1917

McEachran, Jane –

Mrs Jane McEachran passed away at the family  home 400 N. Mulberry Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, after an illness of several weeks.  The death of this good woman has saddened many hearts, for she was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She was one of Creston’s oldest citizens and had seen the town grow from the little cluster of homes to the flourishing little city that it now is.  Deceased was a native of Scotland where she spent her girlhood days. 

The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was made in Graceland Cemetery. –Creston Advertiser

The deceased was an aunt of John A Jones who resides near Lenox.  Those attending the funeral from Lenox were Mr Jones and family, Mr and Mrs Ed Gordon and son Hugh, Miss Anna Long, Mr and Mrs Lewis McFee, and Mr and Mrs Clarence Bryant.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 9, 1916

McEniry, Wm. –

M. F. McEniry received word last Saturday that his brother, Wm McEniry, a prominent attorney of Rock Island, Ill. was dead.  The same day M F and his wife departed for Rock Island where they attended the funeral which was held on Monday.

The deceased was born in Illinois in 1860 his parents being pioneers of that state.  Mr McEniry began his practice of law in Rock Island when he was 25 years of age, and has made his home at that place ever since, though since 1888 he has been associated with his brother, M J McEniry, in the law practice with offices in Moline.  In 1887 Mr McEniry was elected city attorney of his home town, and 1896 was elected a member of the house of representatives running far ahead of his ticket. As a member of the Illinois legislature, Mr McEniry introduced several important measures that became laws of the state.  As an attorney he was a leader in his profession and considered one of the best attorneys in western Illinois.  The Rock Island Argus, in its Saturday issue, reviews the life and work of the dead attorney and speaks of his ability, integrity and Christian character. After reviewing his work in municipal and state affairs and of his activity for the betterment of his home city and community, it says that the city has sustained a great loss in the death of the noted attorney.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 19, 1916

Nelson, Aaron –

Aaron Nelson, well known to most of the Time-Table readers, died at his home in Moore, Mont., last Monday. The body was brought back to Corning where burial services will be held today and interment will be made in the cemetery at that place, where his wife was buried many years ago.  For many years Mr. Nelson made his home in Lenox. His jovial nature and quaint philosophies drew to him many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. About seven years ago Mr. Nelson went to Montana and entered on a half -section

of land in the Judith Basin. He made his home on the land until he received a government patent since which time he has made his home in Moore where his daughter lives.  This land is now valuable the rental alone being several times the amount necessary to support the owner. While nothing definite

is known here regarding the particulars of Mr. Nelson's death it is supposed he died suddenly.  Three weeks ago Vern Dunlap took dinner with him and at that time he was in good health.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 19, 1916

Nolan, Mrs John –

From tbe Dakota Herald—Yanktown, under date of January 15,we learn of the death of Mrs. John Nolan who died in a hospital in Sioux City Sunday, Jan. 14.

The Nolans lived on a farm near Lenox for a number of years, moving to South Dakota, north of Yanktown, in 1892, and later moved to Yanktown. The husband and three children survive the deceased.  A son, Dr. Will Nolan of Kimball, Neb is in poor health and was not able to attend the funeral. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 25, 1917

Pugh, Inez McMillen -

Mrs. Inez McMillen Pugh was born March 6, 1866, in Warren County, Ill., and died September 16, 1916, at her home in Clearfield, Iowa, aged 50 years, 6 mouths and 10 days. She came with her parents to Ringgold County, when a

young girl, and has resided since in the same vicinity living in Clearfield the last three years. On January1i4th, 1886, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Pugh, and for thirty years walked by his side, the help, cheer and inspiration of

his life. Two daughters, Letha and Pearl, survive her, Eva preceded her in death five and one-half years. There are four grandchildren. She is survived of her own near kindred, by two brothers and one sister, viz: John H. McMillen,

Lost Springs, Kan., William McMillen, of Port Angeles, Wash, and Mrs. May Stamper of Burlington, Colo. All these, with a host of friends and neighbors mourn the loss of one who loved them and in a life of loving  ministry tried to

do them good. She has been a consistent loyal member of the United Presbyterian Church, of Clearfield, for fifteen years and interested in all activities.  Also she was an active member of local W. C. T. U. All who knew her

loved her, but only those whose lives were brought near to hers, came to know the sweetness and beauty of her character. She was one of these of whop Solomon wrote, saying: "A worthy woman who can find? Her price is far

above rubies. The heart of her husband trusteth in her. She doeth him good and not evil, all the days of her life. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor: the law of kindness is on her tongue. Her children rise up and call her blessed;

her husband also praiseth her. Grace is deceitful and beauty vain, but a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised."

The funeral was held in her late home, conducted by her pastor, Rev. T.R. Aikin.  The choir of the United Presbyterian church furnishing appropriate music in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends. Interment was in the Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 28, 1916

Pullen, Abe –

Abe Pullen a farmer residing in Gay township met a horrible death last Monday evening.  The auto he was driving turned over pinning the unfortunate man underneath.  The gasoline tank exploded, the gas taking fire, destroying the auto and burning Mr Pullen to a crisp.  The accident occurred near Clarinda.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 19,1916

Rupert, Charles –

The Lenox friends were informed Monday morning that Charles Rupert had died very suddenly at his home in Clearfield Sunday night. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon and burial made at Clearfield. Obituary

next week.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 25, 1917

Rupert, Charles -

Charles Rupert was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 5, 1834.  In this place he lived until 21 years of age when he removed to Illinois.  Here he was married Nov. 19, 1859 to Miss Sarah Brandon, who for over 57 years has been his most devoted help-meet.

They were blessed in their home with four children, one of whom, Mary, died in infancy.  The others are Mrs H B Smith, of Omaha, Mrs Robt Cottrell of Des Moines; and Clyde of Clearfield. 

Mr Rubert was a Christian for a greater part of his life, becoming a member of the Christian church  at Geneseo, Ill. in 1868.  In this faith he ever lived and rejoiced.

In 1877 he came to Iowa, living for several years on farms in Ringgold county and in Taylor county near Lenox. When failing strength checked his measure of hard labor, he sought retirement among his many friends in the town of Lenox.  It is there today that a host of these friends think and mourn with us.

Two years ago he took up his residence in Clearfield. Their home has ever been a place of most congenial friendship.  Their many friends, whose circle ever widened, prized this friendship as a real asset to their lives.

Mr.. Rupert was prevented by physical disability from entering service in the 60's with the "Boys in Blue” but arranged for a substitute, and there are points of honor of the roll to his credit. 

It was the Lord’s day afternoon when he was called to sleep.  It was the close of the life of 82 years, 1 month and 14 days. This last day was full of devotion.  He was at communion and services in the morning, and at services in the afternoon.  Before the evening hour he was called to another where joy and song do not cease. 

Funeral services were conducted in the Christian Church  Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, J W Johnson; interment in Clearfield Cemetery. – Clearfield Enterprise

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 1, 1917

Skinner, Gladys Powers –

The sad demise of Mrs Wilbur Skinner occurred very suddenly on Tuesday evening, following a week’s illness.  Death was not all together unexpected as she had been in poor health for some time, but her ailment did not become acute until a few days before the end. 

The death of Mrs Skinner was particularly touching as she had just reached the age of young womanhood when one commences to look forward to the bright things in store for the future.  She was born and raised in Mt Ayr, Iowa, being the only daughter of Mr and Mrs C A Powers, who now reside at Anita, Iowa.  At the time of her demise she was 21 years, 6 months and 5 days old.

On February 24, 1914 she was united in marriage to Wilbur Skinner of this city, and the couple immediately came here to live, later moving on to the farm near town which has since been their home.  The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and during her brief sojourn in this world had  striven to lead a Christian life.  She possessed a lovable and cheerful disposition and was beloved by all with whom she came in contact.  Her loss will be a sore blow to the young husband who already feels the absence of a tender and thoughtful helpmate.

The funeral will be held at Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the M E church in Bedford, Rev Levi P Goodwin officiating and interment will be made in the Bedford cemetery.  The bereaved husband  and parents have the sincere condolences and sympathy of the entire community for we can readily appreciate the great loss of the loved one who was cut off so early in life. –Bedford Times Press

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 28, 1916

Williams, Squire E. –

After an illness lasting several years, S. E. Williams, who has made his home in Lenox for a number of years, passed away Monday, Jan. 22. Funeral services

were held from Church of Christ on Wednesday at 2 p. m. and interment made in Fairview cemetery.  Obituary will appear next week.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 25, 1917

Williams, Squire E. -

Squire Williams was born Dec. 18, 1854 in Hamilton county, Ohio, and moved with his parents to Mercer county, Illinois, near Galesburg when he was but nine years of age. Here he grew to manhood and at the age of twenty-one was

united in marriage to Miss Sarah Townsend. To this union one child, a son was born who died when he was but six months old, the death of the mother following shortly afterward.

In December 1870 he was again married to Mrs. Johanna Phearson, formerly Miss Brown of Aledo, Ill., the marriage taking place at Sueze, Ill. To this union. Were born nine children, seven boys and two girls. They are Arthur E. of Carroll county, Mo: Andrew J. who. died in infancy; Herman of Emmett county, Iowa; Bert of Carroll county, Mo.; John S. of Lenox; Logan who died at the age

of nine years; Mrs. Johanna Nelson of Lenox; Mrs. Ethel Fitzgerald, of Tingley and Mrs. Minnie Cirts, a step-daughter, of Carson, Iowa.

In 1881 Mr. Williams with his family moved from Illinois to Chariton county, Mo. where he lived until eight years ago when he moved to Lenox, Iowa, where he has since resided.

Mr. Williams united with the Church of Christ at Ohio Grove, Illinois in 1874 and has ever led a faithful and consistent Christian life. He was a member of the 14th Vol. Inf. in the war of the rebellion.

During his sufferings of the past six years he was ever patient and never complained of his lot. On January 22, 1917 death came to claim his own. At the time of his death he was 71 years, 1 month and 4 days old. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, one brother, seven children, twenty-four grandchildren  and thirteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in this city on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. McCallon and interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday February 1, 1917

Woodward, Ralph –

The following obituary is taken. from the Daily Public Opinion (Watertown, S. D. ) Dec. 26

Ralph Woodward was born June  26, 1896, at Lenox, la., and died December 22, 1916, at Huron, SD.  He would have been 21 years old June next.

He came with his parents in 1905 to live at Castlewood, S. D., where his father died February 8, 1911.

Ralph attended the Castlewood public schools as far as the first year of high school, when he came with his mother to Watertown and finished his high school work in the Watertown schools. After graduating from high school, he

attended one semester at the state college at Brookings. For the few months preceding his death, he was employed by the Overland Automobile Company.

Ralph was popular among fellow students, a favorite with his instructors, and made many friends wherever he went. He was prominent in the social life of the schools and a frequent recipient of honors for his athletic successes. He

was a member of the basketball and football teams and a member of the militia company at State college. 

At ten years of age, he united with the United Presbyterian church at Castlewood, later transferring  his membership to Watertown.  He lived a frank, open, manly, straightforward life, standing for fair play in schools and fair play in life to which he looked forward with all the hopeful aspirations of youth.  Death came after an illness of a little over a month with typhoid fever. 

Besides his mother, there are left to mourn his loss seven half brothers

and five half-sisters, all living and all older than Ralph.  Their names and addresses follow: Mrs. Mary Buxton, Lenox, la., Mr C L. Woodward, Lenox, la,, Mr I W. Rhodes, Cromwell, la., Mrs M E Livingston, Kent, Ia.,Messrs. Frank and R A Woodward, Shelley, Idaho, Messrs Homer, Ray and Hugh Woodward, Santa Barbara, Cal. Mrs Henry Mitchell, San Diego, Cal., Mrs Edna Hodge, Glad Valley, SD, and W H Bushey, Watertown, SD.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 4, 1917

Wurster, Mary Shoenhair

Mrs. Mary Wurster, who has been making her home with her sister two miles north of Lenox, passed away Tuesday night. The deceased was born in Wittenburg, Germany in May 1867 and came to America in 1881 and

has lived in and near Lenox since that time. The deceased is survived by two brothers, John and Charles Shoenhair and one sister, Mrs Agnes Stremmel at whose home she died. Mrs. Wurster was a member of  the Lenox Presbyterian church.  Funeral services will be held  in the church at two o’clock today, conducted by the Rev N R Miles, and interment will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 28, 1916