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Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
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Black, Robert F. –

Robert F. Black was born August 15, 1863, near Galesburg, Ill., and passed away at his home at 803 North Sycamore Street, Creston, May 20, 1932.

He came with his parents to Iowa in 1870 and settled near Lenox, where he made his home until the last five years, when he moved to Creston.


On March 13, 1889 he was united in marriage to Anna Pearl Safford at Tarkio, Mo. Three children were born to this union, Mrs. Edith Brown of Creston, Edgar Black of Lenox, Mrs. Lucie Donahue of Afton.


Mr. Black was for years a member of the Church of Christ.  He was a man of strong convictions and after once arriving at a conclusion was as true as the needle to the pole.


He was a constant reader of the Bible and enjoyed the associations found in the church.  At the time of his death he was an elder in the church at Creston.


His going from us is a shock to all.  He had been ill for the past three months but did not consider it a serious ailment and insisted on being at work.  Only until the last three weeks had he been confined to his home.


Mr. Black will be missed in his home and church, the two places where he delighted most to work. He was a loyal husband, loving father and friend

to all.


He leaves the wife and children, also a niece, Mrs. Leora Gutch of Minneapolis, who was raised in the home and cared for as a daughter.  One brother and two sisters survive him: George W. Black of Lenox, Mrs Sarah Lyddon of Lenox, and Mrs. Rose Hooker of Chillicothe, Mo., a host of nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Lenox by Rev. E. E. Lister, assisted by Rev. L. Freeman of Lenox.  Burial was made at Lenox.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 2, 1932


Brown, Anna M. Stevenson –

Anna M. Stevenson, daughter of Abram and Eliza Stevenson, was born near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1852. The family moved to Knoxville, Illinois,

and later to Aledo, Illinois, where she grew to young womanhood and taught in the public schools.. On March 17, 1875, she was married to George A. Brown at Aledo. To this union was born five sons, one dying in infancy.


Mrs. Brown early made her profession of faith in Christ, her membership being held in the Presbyterian Church, and remaining in that denomination

until, after residing on a farm near Gravity from 1888 until 1901 the family came to the farm one and one-half miles south of Clearfield. At that time Mr.

and Mrs. Brown placed their membership in the United Presbyterian

church here. Mr. Brown's death occurred October 19, 1908. That winter Mrs.

Brown took up her residence in Clearfield.


Mrs. Brown's faith bore fruitage in the home, the church and the community. She especially valued her fellowship of the Bible Class of which she was a

member. Only a few of her associates remain. Her friendships knew no denominational bounds.  During the last five years she was a shut-in, being a constant sufferer, bearing her pain with fortitude.


Her death occurred on Tuesday, June 14th, at the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 12 days. Besides her four sons, she leaves eight grandchildren; one brother, Howard Stevenson of Aledo,  Illinois; several nieces and nephews,

and many friends.


Funeral services were conducted in the home by her pastor, Rev. H. B. Hutchman, Thursday afternoon at 2:30; interment in Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 23, 1932


Delaney, Rose May Smith –

Rose May Smith, daughter of Sam and Julia Smith was born November 4, 1874 near Lenox, Iowa and departed this life June 16, 1932 in Afton.


She was united in marriage on October 15, 1895 to Thomas Edison Delaney. 

To this union was born four sons and one daughter, Wilbert Martin, James

Lee, Orval Ray and Edward Paul, all of Creston; Anna Mildred of Portland, Oregon.


At the age of 14 she united with the Baptist church at Clearfield, where she held her membership until 1916 when the family moved to Creston and

she transferred her membership to the Creston Baptist church.


She was a kind and loving wife, mother and neighbor and will be greatly missed.


Funeral services were held at the Deitrick Funeral Chapel, Creston Iowa, June 19. Interment was made in Graceland cemetery, Creston, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 30, 1932


Donaldson, Andrew -

Andrew Donaldson was born at LaSalle, Illinois February 15, 1871. He was the son of David and Ellen Donaldson, and was the fifth child in a family of eight. When he was three and a half years old the family moved to Grove Township west of Lenox where he remained most of his life. On January 28, 1897 he was married to Miss Flora Eckler. To this union were born three children; Harold, who died at the age of two years, 7 months; Lily Mildred, and Norval. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Lenox.  He died in the hospital at

Creston, Iowa on April 21, 1932 at the age of sixty-one years, two months, and five days. He is survived by one daughter, Lily Mildred Heckethorn of Oswago,

New York; and a son, Norval, of Los Angeles, California; his sisters and brother, Mrs. Will Pegg, Mrs. C. J. Preston, and David Donaldson, all of Lenox, Mrs. Jennie Lewis, John Donaldson, and Mrs. Tunis Van Pelt, all of Corning, and Mr. Charles Donaldson of Denton, Montana. Besides these there are many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.


Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. James Douthitt, and burial was made in Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 28, 1932


Dutro, Franklin –

Franklin Dutro passed away Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E.

Gaines, where he had been making his home the past two months.  Mr. Dutro, who was a veteran of the Civil War was aged 80 years, 9 months and 10 days.

The body was taken to Adair where funeral services were held Tuesday.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 2, 1932


Eaton, Byron P. –

Apparently tired of life, Byron P. Eaton, 54, made all of his own funeral arrangements in Bedford Friday morning, then walked to the court house park and shot himself.  Eaton is believe to have been a railroad engineer and is from Denver, Colo.


Left by his side was a note addressed to the coroner:

“I, Byron P. Eaton, born at Hopkins, Mo. Jan. 22, 1877, request that my body be given in care of the Wetmore funeral home.  The expense has been paid, a marker bought, all necessary notice given, and at the request of my mother, that I be buried at her side. Mr. Wetmore is unaware of whose funeral he has been paid.

"B. P. Eaton

"With this dollar get some flowers.


A dollar was found in the envelope and his request was carried out.

Eaton is survived by distant relatives in Bedford. To date no close relatives have been found.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 14, 1932


Eberle, Marguerite Elizabeth –

Marguerite Elizabeth, 4 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Eberle,, passed away at the home near Lenox last Friday, June 3.  The cause of the death was whooping cough.


Marguerite Elizabeth was born February 2, 1932, and was the only child in the family.  She is survived by her parents and her grandparents.


Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church in Lenox Sunday morning, June 5, at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Pouget.  Burial was made at Calvary cemetery at Corning.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 9, 1932


Ennis, Charles H. -

Charles H. Ennis, one of Clearfield's early settlers, died Sunday, April 17, at the home of his son, Dr. Harry H. Ennis, in Baxter, Iowa, at the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 16 days.  He was born in East Machias, Maine, and in early manhood came west to Illinois, coming shortly after to southern Iowa, where for twenty-five years he was engaged in business in Clearfield and other points. He was in the lumber business here, also in the clothing business later.    He was married to Miss Carrie Allen in 1876 and their married life was spent in Clearfield, Mrs. Ennis passing away in 1888.  He was the father of four children, his two sons, Harry of Baxter, Iowa, and Lee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and two grandchildren being left to mourn his loss.  Mr. Ennis kept his faculties of body and mind to a remarkable degree until a short time before his death, and had a keen interest in the events of the day. He resided in Rome, Iowa, the last six years of his life, being taken to his son’s home in Baxter a little over two weeks before his death.  He was a member of the First Baptist church of Rome, and for sixty-six years was a member of the Masonic order.  Funeral services were conducted at the home of Dr. Ennis on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30, Rev. Norstrom of the Community Congregational church officiating, and Mr. Chas. Davis having charge of the Masonic rites there.  On Thursday the body was brought to Clearfield for burial and was accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Harry Ennis and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ennis and daughter, and a body of Masonic brethren, the Clearfield Masonic order having charge of the Masonic services at the cemetery.


Mr. Ennis also had one son by his second wife, Elwood Ennis, of Essex, Iowa who with wife and daughter also survive him.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 25, 1932


Ewalt, Charles Hicks –

Charles Hicks Ewalt son of Clem and Margarette Ewalt was born May 1, 1851 at San Antonio, Texas.


When but two years of age he moved with his parents to Peoria where he grew to manhood.


He was united in marriage to Miss Raberta Brumbaugh, Jan. 21, 1875, in Peoria, Ill. To this union were born three children one dying in infancy.

In 1887 Mr. Ewalt moved to a farm southwest of Lenox where he lived several years. In 1901 he moved to Clearfield.


He was a member of the Episcopal church.


Mr. Ewalt was a kind, loving friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed.


He died at the home of his ion Frank 2 miles east of this place [Clearfield], at the age of 80 years, 11months and 23 days. His death occurred April 24.


He is survived by one son, Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. George Swanson, and one grandson Millard Lee Ewalt.


Mrs. Ewalt preceded him in death several years ago and since that time he has made his home with his son.


Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev, Hutchman. Interment was made in Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 28, 1932


Feeney, Agatha Barton –

Agatha Barton was born near Martinsville, Keokuk County, Iowa, February 9, 1870. 


In 1874 her parents came to Taylor County, Iowa where she grew to womanhood, teaching in public schools for a number of years. 


She was united in marriage to Patrick J. Feeney on June 5, 1900.  After living for several years in Gravity and vicinity, they moved to Lenox where she and her mother have since resided.  Her husband passed away January 18, 1924.


Since December, Mrs. Feeney’s health has failed rapidly, and after many days of suffering, her Heavenly Father saw fit to call her home.  She leaves to mourn her going, her mother, Mrs. Mary Barton of Lenox, two brothers, Cassius of Braddock, S. D., Chester of Mapleton, Iowa,  three sisters, Mrs. Celesta Smith of Gravity, Mrs. Sadie Wilson of Riverside, California, and Mrs. Irene Rogers of Chamberlain, S. D. and many other relatives and numberless friends.


She united with the Lenox Methodist church in 1918.  She was a member of Salome Chapter, order of Eastern Star, and also of the May Flower Club of Lenox.


Funeral services were held at the Arnold Funeral home on Monday, June 13 at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. F. L. Shepherd.  Music was furnished by the following quartet:  Mrs. W. H. Madden, Mrs. F. L. Shepherd, Mrs. Marvin Fleming, and Mrs. Arthur Muncey.


Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday June 16, 1932


Goodale, Effie Anna Polston

Mrs. George L. Goodale passed away at the Greater Community hospital in Creston Sunday, July 3, following an illness of almost three weeks. She was

taken ill Wednesday, June 15, and on the following Sunday was taken to the hospital where she suffered a great deal of pain until death came to her relief.

Her death was due to heart trouble.


Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Lenox, Tuesday, July 5, at 2:30, and were conducted by Rev. F. L. Shepherd. Music was furnished

by a quartette composed of Marcia Barber, Audrey Gaines, Earl Beadel and Marvin Fleming. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.


Effie Anna Goodale, daughter of Philip and Mary Polston, was born at Salina, Iowa, April 24, 1862. During the winter of 1878 her parents moved to Lenox and here, in 1880, she was married to George L. Goodale and they made this community their home continuously from that time.


To Mr. and Mrs. Goodale were born six children: Frank E. Goodale, of Eagle Grove, la.; Lillian M. Copeland and Betta Goodale of Lenox, Nellie E. Steffarud, Fern M. Dodds and Lucille Munger, all of Des Moines. All the children were

present at the funeral, as was Eugene V. Goodale, a grandson, who has made his home with his grandparents, and of whom his grandparents were very fond.


Mrs. Goodale united with the Methodist church of Lenox on May 28, 1891, being received into the church by Rev. P. E, Campbell, and she remained a faithful member to the end of her life.


Besides her children, she is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Polston of Lenox, and three sisters, Osa M. Harding of Perry Oklahoma; Pearl Van Cleef of Salina, Kansas, and Bessie Sargeant of Sioux City, Iowa, and five

grandchildren, all of whom were present at the funeral service.


Among the out of town friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald of Washta, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs C. B. Curtis, Red Oak; Mr. and

Mrs. W. B. Ankeny, Corning; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Wendel, Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Art Hood, Creston; Mrs. Fred Paton, Mrs. May Long, Mrs. Nelle Thomas, all of Bedford; Mrs. Albert Cless and Mrs. Burgess of Des Moines.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday July 7, 1932


Hill, Lucy Ellen Franklin

Lucy Ellen Franklin, daughter of Harriett and John Franklin, was born September, 11, 1855, on a farm near Alexis, Ill., where she lived until she was married to Jack Hill, January 22, 1874.


In 1880 they moved to Taylor county, Iowa, where she lived the most of the remainder of her life.  To Mr. and Mrs. Hill were born ten children, four of whom preceeded the parents in death.  Mr. Hill passed away February 11, 1914.


Surviving Mrs. Hill are six children, Bert, Ott, Grace Schafroth, Edd, Ethel Swartz and Faye Miller; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Mrs. Hill passed away May 16, 1932, at the home of her youngest daughter, Faye Miller, of near Corning, with all her family at her bedside. She was 76

years, 8 months and 5 days of age.


Mrs. Hill was an exceptionally devoted mother and grandmother. She is the last of a family of eight children.


Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. V. Freeman, assisted by Rev. F. L. Shepherd. Prayer was offered at the home at 1 o'clock and services were held at the Arnold funeral home at 2-30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, May 19.  A mixed quartette, made up of Mrs. Alice Preston, Mrs. Metta Porter, Leo Caskey and Will Bryant sang three numbers, “Going Down the Valley”, “No Night There”, and “Nearer My God To Thee”.  Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 26, 1932


Hoke, Ben -

Ben Hoke, 77, a long time resident of the Kent community, was killed Sunday afternoon on highway No. 34, about five miles west of Stringtown  corner. Mrs. Hoke, who «was riding with her husband was also seriously injured and is now in the hospital at Creston, suffering from fractured ribs, dislocated collar bone, scalp wounds, a badly mangled hand and other bruises and cuts.


The accident occurred about 3:30 when Mr. Hoke attempted to turn from the road into the driveway of the Mart Miller farm. A truck, driven by Frank

Maynes of Stuart, struck them from the rear and upset their car.


Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at Christian church in Kent, conducted by Rev. E. E. Lister of Creston, assisted by Rev. A. S. Hutchinson of Kent.  Burial was made in Graceland cemetery in Creston.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday May 5, 1932


Kimball, Robert Lee –

Robert Lee Kimball, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kimball, was born August 1, 1931, in Lenox, and passed away following a short illness of but a few days,

on Friday, May 6, at the Coakley hospital in Creston, at the age of 9 months and 5 days.


He is survived by his parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, as well as many other relatives .


Funeral services were held at the J. H. Barber home Sunday afternoon, at 1:45. conducted by Rev. L. V. Freeman. Mrs. Alice Preston assisted in the service by singing “God Will Take Care of You," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", with

Miss Annola Toler as pianist.  Burial was made at Knowlton, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 12, 1932


Long, Wilbert Marshall –

Wilbert Marshall Long was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1867 and died at his home in Clearfield May 12, 1932, at the age of 65 years and 27 days.


When he was seven years of age he came with his parents to Iowa where he grew to manhood.


He received his business education at Tarkio, going from there to Omaha where he spent several years.


He came back to Clearfield about 40 years ago where he has since been engaged in business. 


In 1896 he united with the United Presbyterian church of Clearfield and has always been a consistent member.


In 1900 he was united in marriage to Lola Henderson of this place [Clearfield].

No children were born to this union, but two children of a brother were taken into the home when they were small and were treated as their own, namely: Wilbert B. Long of Clearfield and Mrs. Viva Long Hawthorne of Washington, D. C.


W.M. as he was known to most everyone, will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the community at large.


He is survived by his wife, Lola Henderson Long, Wilbert B. Long and Viva Hawthorne, four brothers, J. C. of Lompoc, California; Mark Long of Long Beach, Cal.; Dr. Lee Long of Fresno, and Dr. Sam Long of Bakersfield, Cali.; three sisters, Mrs Anna Strain of Clearfield, Mrs. Maggie Wyant of Bedford, Mrs. Suzie Gordon of Lenox, also a host of nieces and nephews besides other relatives and friends.


The pall bearers were the nephews, G.A. and Hugh Wyant, Roy and Wilbert Long, Lee and Hugh Gordon.  Honorary pall bearers were Paul Wilson and Claire Henderson.


Funeral services were held in the United Presbyterian church Sunday at 1:00.  Rev. H. B. Hutchinson officiated and was assisted by Rev. J. C. Turner, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. P. L. Browns, pastor of the Christian church.  Interment was made in Clearfield cemetery.


Among the relatives from a distance who attended the funeral of Wilbert Long were:—Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gordon, sons Leland and Hugh, Mrs. Hugh Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wyant and daughter Juanita, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Long of Lenox;

Mr. and Mrs. J. U, Wyant and daughter Helen of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson of Des Moines; Orville Wyant of Kan.sad City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Will

Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Claire Henderson and family, of Tingley and Mrs. Perry Wilson and daughter Margaret of Shannon City; Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown of Hastings, Nebraska; also Dr. Brown’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Willard of Atlantic, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 19, 1932


McCann, James William –

James William McCann, son of James and Margaret McCann was born at Connersville, Indiana, June 17, 1863, and departed this life at his home in

Clearfield, Iowa April 16, 1932 at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 29 days.


He spent his early life and also received his education in the vicinity of his birth.


He came to Iowa in his early twenties and located in Warren County, Iowa where he met and married Sadie Oustott, February 14, 1887. To this union

were born five children, two of whom died in early childhood.  Lee W of Afton, Iowa, Jennie and Anna Rusco of Athelstan survive.


Mrs. McCann passed away April 30, 1900.


Mr. McCann was again united in marriage on June 2, 1901 to Mrs Cassie White Goff of Blockton, Iowa. To this union were born five children; J. William of

Shannon City, la., Minnie Wessels of Noyes, Minnesota; Wesley, Velma and Cassie of Des Moines, Iowa.


He united with the Christian Church when a young man and was an active and faithful member as long as health permitted.


He moved to Clearfield in 1930 remaining here until his death. He met his duties of life and every obligation of citizenship in a manly way, and leaves an influence of kindness and unselfishness with all of his acquaintances.


He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, three sons, five daughters and one step son, Joe Goff of Swea City, Iowa to whom he was also a devoted father, ten grandchildren, two half brothers, Harry and Dan McCann of Connersville,

Indiana, a host of other relatives and friends.


Funeral services were held in the Clearfield Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. P. L. Browns. Interment was made in Blockton cemetery.


Those attending the funeral of Mr. J. W. McCann from a distance were as. follows: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ruscoe, Mrs Jennie Rusco, Helen Rusco, Freda,

Junior, Floyd and Leonard Rusco of Athelstan, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs.. Harold Weasels and son Weldon of Noyes, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goff and

daughter Marjorie of Swea City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. William McCann of Shannon City, Iowa; Lee W. McCann of Afton, Iowa; Velma, Cassie and Wesley McCann of Des Moines, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Luke White of Creston and Mr. Tom Alloway of Athelstan, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 28, 1932



McIntyre, Jeremiah Ross -

Ross McIntyre passed away at his home in Lenox early Monday morning, April 12. He had been in poor health for some time. The cause of his death was nephritis.


Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. F. L. Shepherd. A quartet composed of Dr. and Mrs.

Cash, Mrs. W. H. Madden an! O. P. Arnold furnished the music. Burial was made at Fairview cemetery


Jeremiah Ross McIntyre was born near Little York, Illinois March 10, 1855, and died Monday, April 11, 1932, at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 1 day.

He was married November 25, 1880, to Olive O. Fife and t» them were born three children, Aulora, Minerva, and William. He is survived by two sisters,

Mrs. Margaret Fife and Mr. Belle McCahan.


Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Methodist church and was a faithful attendant.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 14, 1932


McNaughton, William F. –

Dr. W. Readhead received a letter last week from Peter Peterson of Chicago, which told of the death of William F. McNaughton, a former Lenox resident.

Mr. McNaughton suffered a stroke on April 27, and did not regain conciousness. He died May 6 and funeral services were held May 9, under the auspices of Boulevard lodge No. 882 A.F.&A.M.  He was a member of the Policeman’s association.


In his letter, Mr. Peterson said that Mr. McNaughton had suffered considerable unhappiness during the past year.  The savings of a lifetime were wiped out when a real estate company with which he had his money invested went bankrupt.  Last fall Mr. and Mrs. McNaughton were injured in an automobile accident and she spent six weeks in a hospital and has been a cripple since, being able to get around with the assistance of two crutches.


Mr. McNaughton has been a member of the Chicago police force for over thirty years.  His wife will receive a monthly pension.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 19, 1932


Speer, James Walker –

James Walker Speer died at his home here [Clearfield] Tuesday, April 26

after an illness of several months. He had been confined to his bed but a few weeks. Mr. Speer was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1859, and at his

death was 72 years, 11 months, and 6 days old. When a young man he moved to Nebraska with his parents and on November 2, 1892, was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Jane Voss. To this union was born one son, Ray

who has been his constant companion and cared for him during his declining years. In 1909 they moved to Missouri and resided there for five years, then

came to the vicinity of Clearfield residing for a time on a farm, then moving into town. His wife died in 1920. He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Ray,

of Clearfield; one grandson, James Speer; three sisters, Mrs. Dell Ferris of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin; Mrs. Mollie Huffman of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska;

and Mrs. Jennie Burton of McCook, Nebraska, several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday

afternoon at 2:30, the Methodist Church, Rev. John C. Turner officiating; interment in the Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 5, 1932


Wax, Clyde –

Clyde Wax, son of Smith and Catherine Wax, was born near Knowlton, Iowa, March 29, 1878 and died at his home in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, April 28,

1932, at the age of 54 years and 1 month.


He came to Clearfield, Iowa with his parents in 1901. On March 17, 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Belva McKelvy.  From here they moved to Ft. Morgan, Colorado where they resided six years, moving from there to Des Moines, Iowa where they have since resided.


He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and one son, LeRoy Wax of Des Moines, Iowa, two brothers, Geo. of Clearfield, and Will of Pomona, California; John of

Rolfe, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Garside of Council Bluffs Iowa and Mrs. Simpson of Diagonal, Iowa.


Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Funeral home in Des Moines.  Interment in Laurel Hill cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 5, 1932