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Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
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Bridgeman, Elizabeth Sullivan –

Mrs. James Bridgeman died at the hospital in Rochester last week Wednesday. Her condition had not been considered serious and the news came as a distinct shock to the family and friends.


She had made the trip alone to Rochester the Saturday before and the husband had just received a cheerful letter from her in which she told of her safe arrival and the plans for consultation and but a short time later the telegram telling of her death reached him.


Mr. Bridgeman, accompanied by J. H. Barber, left at once for Rochester and brought the body to Lenox.


Funeral services were held Monday at 10:00 'o'clock at St. Patrick’s Catholic church of Lenox. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Father Gaul, of Afton Special music and the sermon was rendered by her pastor, Father Henry Pouget. Interment was made in Calvary cemetery in this city.


Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in this city, Monday morning, conducted by Father Pouget.


The sympathy of many friends is extended to the husband and four little motherless children.


Elizabeth Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sullivan was born in Mercer township, Adams county, April 11, 1892, and died January 15, 1929 at Rochester, Minn. at the age of 36 years, 9 months and 5 days.  She had lived all her life in this community, attending the public schools in Mercer township, near the place of her birth.  She was married to James Bridgeman, February 23, 1915, and to this union, four children were born, all surviving.  They are Frances, Margaret Ann, John Charles, and James Richard, the latter being about one year old.


Besides her husband and four children, Mrs. Bridgeman  is survived by three sisters and two brothers.  They are Mrs. Nellie Jackson, of Plentywood, Mont.,

Mrs. Nora Scott, of Burian, Wash., Mrs. Frances Williams, residing in Idaho, Dan and William Sullivan residing in Mercer township.  The deceased is also survived by  one half-brother, Chas. Sullivan, of Corning, and four half sisters, Anna Glew, of Manchester, la., Margaret ScanIan, of Cromwell, Mary Sullivan, of National Home, Kan., and Katie Sullivan, of Corning. Four half-brothers are deceased.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 24, 1929


Brown, Joe -

Friends in this community were grieved to learn of the tragic death of Joe Brown which occurred Friday in Chicago.


Mr. Brown, who was employed as Signal maintainer, was repairing a switch in the Burlington yards in Chicago when he was struck by a passenger train and

killed instantly at 10:56 Friday night. The body was taken to his mothers home, Mrs. C. A. Gates, of Gravity. Funeral services were held in Corning January 22, at the Methodist church conducted by Mrs. Dessie Cupp Cook Phillalas, of Rockport, Mo. Interment was made in Walnut Grove cemetery.


Joe Brown was born August 15, 1894, and died January 18, 1929, being 34 years, 5 months and 8 days old. He was reared in this vicinity and attended the Corning schools. He was employed for five years in Villisca by the Burlington railroad and last May went to Chicago to accept a position as a

signal maintainer, which was a fine advancement. He was a man of pleasing personality and was making rapid advancement in the occupation which he had chosen.


He was married to Miss Francis Fail January 1, 1918 and to this union was born Doris Elna, who is now five years old. He is also survived by his widow and his mother, Mrs. C. A. Gates; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Black, of Conway,

three brothers, Arthur of Clearfield, Floyd of Kent, and Lloyd of Sharpsburg.


Mrs. Brown's brother, Reid Fail of Ontario, Canada, went to Chicago after the accident and accompanied the body to Corning.


Mr. Brown has a host of friends in the community who grieve with the family because of the death of this young man whose death cut short a successful career in his early manhood.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 31, 1929


Gaudard, Lewis –

Goddard, Lewis –

Goodard, Louis –

Lewis Gaudard was born near Lilly Frances January 1, 1838 and died January 26, 1929 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose Key, Lenox, Ia., aged 91 years and 25 days.


When about 13 years of age he came with his parents to America and settled in New Orleans.


His parents died soon afterward and he made his home with an [?] in St. Louis.  He later lived different place in Illinois.


He enlisted at the beginning of the war with Co. B 32 Illinois Infantry and served until the close of the war.


January 31, 1867 he was married to Samantha Harwood at Elvaston, Ill., and four years later he moved to Adams county where he lived until his death.


The living children: Mrs. Rose Key, Lenox, Mrs. Ida Manrose, Portland, Ore.; Frank, {Rose?], Calif., and Mrs. Stella Humbert, Creston, Iowa.  He also leaves ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


He lived the Golden Rule in his everyday life by honest and upright dealings with his fellowmen.


Funeral services were conducted from Mrs. A. J. Key’s home in Lenox at 1 p.m.  Monday, January 28th by Rev. Stroud.  Interment was made in South cemetery at Corning.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 31, 1929


Gaudard, Lewis –

Goddard, Lewis –

Goodard, Louis –

Lewis Goddard, a long time resident of Corning, but recently Lenox, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose Key, in Lenox, Saturday January 26, 1929 at the age of 96 years and 19 days.


Funeral services were held at the Key home in Lenox Monday afternoon, at two o’clock, and the body was brought to Corning for burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, beside his son, William Goddard.


Louis Goddard was born January 1, 1927 in Lilly, France near the river Rhine.  He came to the United States when about 12 years age and later located in Corning where he resided for some 27 years.  Mr.  Goddard was married to Samantha Harwood in Nauvoo, Hancock county, Ill. about 64 years ago.  His wife preceded him in death 20 years ago.  To Mr. and Mrs. Goddard seven children were born.  They are: Mrs. Rose Key, of Lenox; Mrs. Ida Manrose, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Emma Fillman, who died last fall; Frank Goddard, living in California; Mrs. Stella Humbert, of Creston; James Goddard, who died several years ago in Washington; William Goddard, a Spanish-American war veteran who died in a hospital in Denison and is buried in Oak Hill cemetery in Corning.  Mr. Goddard lived alone in Corning for a number of years, but something over a year ago he quit keeping up his home and went to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Rose Keys in Lenox.


Mr. Goddard was well known here in Corning and had a large circle of friends who are sorry to learn of his death.  He was a civil war veteran, having served from 1861 to 1865.

Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Friday February 1, 1929

[Lenox Time Table has name as Gaudard, Adams County Free Press as Goddard, and Adams Co. Burials spell it Goodard.  Also the birth year is different in the papers.]


Griffith, M. A. –

M. A. Griffith of Blockton dropped dead this Tuesday afternoon immediately after starting to cry a sale at the Wintermute farm southeast of Conway.


Mr. Griffith after speaking to Orval Jones and a number of other men standing near, placed his hands upon a chair and remarked “We may as well start with this chair” and waiting for a moment for the first bid slumped to the ground.  Those standing near rushed to his assistance and he was taken to the house

but died immediately upon reaching there, before medical help could be obtained.


Mr. Griffith has been a resident of Blockton for many years, where he has been a successful auctioneer. He has been suffering with diabetes for about a year and was just recovering from an attack of the flu, so that the strain proved

too much. His fifteen year old son was with him at the sale.


Mr. Griffith leaves a wife and several children.  The sale was postponed.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 27, 1928


Humphrey, Joseph Henry  -

It is with deep regret that The Time-Table chronicles the death of J. H. Humphrey, of Bedford, who passed away in the Iowa Lutheran hospital in Des Moines, at 12:53 Tuesday morning.


Mr. Humphrey passed through a serious operation on January 2, and practically no hope was given by the attending surgeons.


Mr. Humphrey lived in Lenox for many years where he was an active member of the United Presbyterian church.  He was for two terms sheriff of Taylor county and filled the office most capably. Although past seventy years of age, Mr. Humphrey was a candidate at the June primaries for the same office. He made a most active campaign and had many loyal supporters. Every one who spoke of him had only good things to say and had he been a younger man

it would have been a close contest.


The funeral will be held today, Thursday, at ten o'clock in Bedford. The body will be brought to this city on the 1:24 train Thursday and burial will be made

in Fairview cemetery. A short service will be held at the United Presbyterian church about 1:30.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 10, 1928


Humphrey, Joseph Henry -

Joseph Henry Humphrey, son of Joseph and Margaret Gill Humphrey, was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1850 and departed this world at the Lutheran hospital, in Des Moines, January 8, 1929.


In 1855 he came with his parents to Iowa, where they settled in Benton county, and where Mr. Humphrey grew to manhood. 


He was married to Martha B. Miller, November 20, 1872 and to this union were born three daughters and two sons; Arthur, who died in infancy, Bertha Cless and Hugh Humphrey, of Des Moines, Ethel C. and Bessie L., who died

in early childhood.


In 1876 Mr. Humphrey and family moved to Lenox, la., where he engaged in the mercantile business continuing in this line of work until 1904, when he was elected to the office of sheriff of Taylor county. At that time, he and Mrs. Humphrey moved to Bedford, la., where he served the county for five years.

Mrs. Humphrey passed away on January 30, 1906. At the expiration of his term of office, Mr. Humphrey continued his business in Bedford, engaging

in the mercantile business for a time and later entering into the insurance business, in which he was an active worker until the time of his late illness.


Mr. Humphrey was remarried to Miss May Moser, of Bedford, in January, 1909. She died May1, 1924.

Mr. Humphrey was raised a United Presbyterian and continued in that faith until he went to Bedford, where he united with the Methodist Episcopal church.


He was a member of the Tremont Lodge No. 343 A.F.A.M. of Lenox.


Besides his two children he is survived by his grandson Randall H. Humphrey of Los Angeles, a brother, Wilkinson Humphrey of Paola, Kan., a sister, Mrs. E. J. Miller of San Diego, Calif., nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 17, 1929


Marlow, Ralph –

Ralph Marlow, the young man who was terribly injured in the wreck in which Dorothy Readhead received a broken arm, died from his injuries.  He was a freshman in the State University.  His home is in Massena.

Dorothy, whose arm was broken, is improving, but is still suffering from nervous shock.  Her mother is with her in Iowa City.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 17, 1929


McCoun, Leonard T. -

There are many old friends of Hon. L. T. McCoun among Time-Table readers, who will be grieved to learn of his death Sunday evening, December 23rd, at his home in Bedford. He was probably the oldest practicing lawyer in the State of Iowa, having followed his profession in Taylor county for 65 years. In his younger days he was considered one of the best criminal lawyers in this section of the country.


Mr. McCoun was a veteran of the Mexican war and the Civil war.  He leaves a -wife and one daughter.  Military honors were accorded at the funeral.


The following history of Mr. McCoun was written by himself recently:

Leonard T. McCoun.

I am a native of Kentucky and born in Woodford county, May 6, 1832. My parents were of Scotch descent.


I accompanied my parents when ten years of age to their new home near Danville, Indiana, and what education I received was in the public school and seminary at Danville.


I was twelve years old when my father died and when sixteen I enlisted in the regular army and went as a recruit to Vera Crux and was assigned to Company E of the Second regular infantry, under command of Col. Riley and General Lyon of Civil War fame was at that time first lieutenant and was breveted captain.


In 1856 I came to Bedford, but did not locate until one year later when I opened my law office and have been practicing law continually since that date except while in the Civil War.


At the beginning of the Civil war there were many raids in southern Iowa and great uneasiness felt by the citizens of Bedford and vicinity, so we formed a local company and I was selected captain and several times pursued the

retreating invaders and on one occasion while some were trying to ascertain the legal right to cross the Missouri line we led the company almost within sight of St. Joseph, Mo., and discussed the right afterwards.


In 1862 I raised a company at Bedford, which became known as Company C of the Fourth Missouri cavalry. The company went to St. Joseph, Mo., and joined the regiment. I was selected as captain but had to resign after one year's

service on account of my health.


While at home in Bedford in the fall of 1863,I was selected Captain of Company B of the border brigade and served until the following May.


I helped raised Company D of the Forty-sixth Iowa Volunteers infantry and was with it during its time of service—one hundred days. Col. D. B. Henderson, afterwards speaker of the National House was my commander.


I think I am the oldest practicing lawyer in Iowa and have been in some warmly contested cases in Iowa and the middle west and at times lost some cases I thought I should have won and at other times won some cases when the opposing council said should of been reversed.


Am a member of the Christian church, A. F. & A. M. lodge and Segwick G. A. R. post in Bedford.


I was a member of the twelfth and thirteenth General Assembly of Iowa and saw some stormy sessions as a pioneer law maker; was county prosecutor for two terms in Taylor county and had a part in bringing some noted criminals

to justice and afterward defended others probably just as bad, winning some cases and losing others.


Have seen Iowa come from the condition the white man found it, when the Indians roamed over the virgin prairies without roads or railroads, churches nor school houses up to its present condition.


I owned some farm land and farmed some, but always preferred to practice law and was most happy when I won a hard fought legal battle.


If I live until the 6th day of May I will be ninety-five years old and still have my name in the bar docket of Taylor county, with some business.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 3, 1929


Meyerhoff, D. H. -

Attorney D. H. Meyerhoff of Corning, died January 26, 1929 on his sixtieth birthday.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in Corning, conducted by Rev. L. C. Schroeder of the Federated church and Rev. G. T. Roberts, of the Methodist church. The services were held under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity , of which the deceased was a member. Thomas Beaumont of Creston  conducted the ritualistic services of the Masons.  Burial was made in the Villisca cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 31, 1929


Moon, Harold Frederick -

The untimely death of Harold Moon last Sunday morning called forth universal sympathy and regret in the community.  Many friends had watched the brace fight of the young man and felt the heart breaking grief of the family when the end came shortly after 12 o’clock Sunday morning


Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home because the younger brother was sick and unable to attend the service held at the church at 2 p. m. Rev. G. T. Roberts, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted both services. Interment was in Walnut Grove cemetery.


Harold Frederick Moon, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moon, was born near Prescott, May 29, 1912, and died December 9, 1928 aged 16 years, 6 months and 10 days.  The family came to Corning shortly after Mrs. Moon took charge of the County Recorder's office in 1924 and has since been his home. He was a member of the Junior class and the football squad of 1928, although early in the year it was found that he was unable to play because of heart trouble. He was also a member of the boys' Glee Club. During the last few weeks an anemic condition developed which culminated in a serious hemorrhage which the physicians were unable to check He rallied with encouraging  symptoms after he was taken to the hospital in Creston, Wednesday, November 28, but finally succumbed in spite of all that could be done for him.


He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Moon; four brothers, Jesse, Kenneth, Burdett and Wendell; and one sister, Evelyn. His four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Moon and Mr and Mrs. Ross Mclntyre also survive.

Harold united with the. Methodist church at Prescott when ten years of age and placed his membership in the Methodist church of Corning when he came here.  He was active in Young People's work and was always loyal to the cause.

Paul Bickford sang a number at the short service at the house and again at the church Mrs. William Biggar and Mrs. Orren Wadhams sang two duet numbers. Members of the football squad acted as pall bearers.


Many relatives from Lenox were present for the funeral and Rev. and Mrs. William Mclntyre, from Indiana Harbor, were also present. Mr. Mclntyre is a brother of Mrs.. Moon. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family in their hour of great sorrow. --Adams County Free Press

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 20, 1928


Pegg, Joan –

Baby Joan Pegg was born Tuesday morning, the eighth of January, 1929 and in the evening, as the shadows lengthened, the little spirit winged it's way into the Eternal Sunshine of the Heavenly Father's abode.


The parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Pegg, have the sympathy of all their many friends in this sad hour of life.


Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January 9, by Rev. E. R. Stroud, of the Methodist church and interment made in the Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 17, 1929


Potts, James -

James Potts was born February 22, 1852, in Belfast, Ireland and died December 28, 1928 at Lenox, age 76 years, 10 months, 6 days.


He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kane. To this union were born five children all of whom survive him. He was a member of the First Presbyterian

church of Lenox, la.


Mr. Potts was a good father and husband to his family and a neighbor of whom all spoke well.


He leaves to mourn his loss his widow and five children and six grandchildren and one brother- in- law. One grandchild proceeded Mr. Potts in death. The little one would answer to the name of Jean Elizabeth Summers.


The names of those who mourn the deceased are: Raymond Potts, Lenox, Bessie Stoner, Lenox, Robert Potts, Lenox, William Potts, Grinnell, Minners Summers, Chicago, Thomas Kane, Galesburg, Ill.  All of the above were present

at the funeral.


The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Lenox, on Monday afternoon at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. W. P. Hanson and assisted by Rev. Arthur Mortenson. The interment was made at the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 3, 1929


Quinn, Vincent -

The following obituary published in the Maryville papers tells of the death of Vincent Quinn, for many years a resident of Taylor county and well known in this city.


Vincent Quinn was born in Taylor county, May 1, 1897. He died December 7, 1928, at St. Francis hospital with heart trouble and other complications. He died at the age of 31 years, 7 months. He came to Maryville with his mother

at the age of 16 years, where he received his education in St. Patrick's

Parochial school and the old Maryville business college.


Mr. Quinn was a partner of the Estes and Quinn grocery store, at Second and Main, at the time of his death. He has been in the employ in E. L. Thownsend's wholesale house for a number of years also Schoemaker & Sons, and Price

& Mills and also in the Graham store and the A. P. Store, and he traveled for Armour's Packing company.


Mr. Quinn was an enterprising young business man, had a smile and a kind word for everyone and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was married to Miss Anna Behm of Maryville on September 22, 1920. He is survived by his wife and two children, Dorothy, aged seven, and Donald

Vincent, aged eight months; also his mother, Mrs. Nellie Quinn. His father, one sister, Maggie, and one brother, Willie, preceded him in death.


Vincent was a kind and loving husband to his wife and children, also to his mother. Mr. Quinn was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the forester and funeral services were held at the St. Patrick’s church Thursday morning December 20, conducted by Rev. Father Graham.; Interment was in St. Patrick’s cemetery.


The active pall bearers were: Will Saunders, Floyd Pope, Goreman Powers,

Ralph Yehle, Frank Fisher and Alfred Stuern. The honorary pall bearers were Will O'Grady, Robert O'Connell, Laurence Schumacker, A. T. Estes, Ed

Cummings and Donald Smith. The out-of-town relatives were Mr. and Mrs James Quinn, Mir. and Mrs. J. E. Cameron, of Lenox; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn, of Creston; Miss Mary Haley, of Corning; Henry Behm and family, of Hopkins, Mo. ; Miss Sue Behm and Mrs. Mary Hansen, of Chicago, Ill. ; and

Mr. and Mrs. Jones and other relatives of Kansas City, Mo.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday January 3, 1929



Salisbury, Sophia L. Wakefield –

Sophia L. Wakefield Salisbury was born January 30, 1849 at Peoria, Ill.  She died in her home in Lenox, Iowa,, January 11, 1929, age 79 years, 11 months and 11 days.


She united with the Methodist church when she was 17 years of age at Peoria and always lived under that belief. She was a constant reader of the bible and a believer in God.


She had been confined to her bed for the past 7 months and was unable to attend the funeral of her husband who passed away December'17, 1928, but four weeks ago.

To this union ten children were born, five of whom are living. Clara B. Schlekan, John L. Salisbury, Nellie E Grim, all of Omaha, Pearl L. Brewer, of Denver, Colo., Alonza S. Salisbury, of Benkleman, Neb.


There also are eight grandchildren and eighteen great grand children, a nephew, Walter Bouton, and family besides many other relatives and friends mourn her loss.


Mrs. Salisbury came to Lenox 52 years ago and has made many friends here.


All of the surviving children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Brewer, who is seriously ill   [Poem]


Funeral services were held from the home, Monday, January 14th, 1929, at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. E.R. Stroud.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 17, 1929


Salisbury, Sullivan A. -

Sullivan A. Salisbury died at his home in this city on Monday, December 17, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 25 days.

Funeral services will be held at the home today, Thursday, at two o'clock conducted by Rev. B. R. Stroud.

An obituary will appear in the next week's issue of The Time-Table,

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 20, 1928


Salisbury, Sullivan A. -

Sullivan A. Salisbury was born December 22, 1845, at Palaski, New York. He died in his home in Lenox December 17, 1928, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 25 days.


On March 3, 1869 he was married in Peoria, Ill., to Miss Sophia L. Wakefield. To this union ten children were born. He is survived by his wife and five children; Clara B. Schlekan, John L. Salisbury, Nellie E. Grim, all of Omaha, Pearl L. Brewer, Denver, Colol., Alonza S. Salisbury, Benkleham, Nebr., also eight grandchildren dren and eighteen great grandchildren.


Mr. Salisbury came to Lenox fifty-two years ago and has watched the town grow from infancy.  All of the surviving children were present except Mrs. Brewer, who was kept home on account of illness.


Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2 o’clock p.m. Thursday, December 20, by Rev. E. R. Stroud of the Methodist church.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 27, 1928


Scott, Jessie Belle Atkin -

Jessie Belle Atkin was born near Lone Tree, Johnston county, Iowa, March 17, 1881 and departed this life December 27, 1928, following an operation at the Iowa Lutheran hospital, in Des Moines, at the age of 47 years, 9 months and 10 days.


When she was a babe 1 year old, her parents moved to Lenox where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to John Franklin Scott, September

18, 1901 and to this union were born four children; Charley, of Newton, la., Earl, of Chicago, Mrs. Ilena Schmitt, of Des Moines and Alfred Dean, who preceded her in death.


When 13 years of age she united with the Church of Christ of Lenox, under the pastorate of the Rev. Hastings. She remained a member of that church until after her marriage, when she united with the Baptist church of Creston. After her marriage she and her husband lived on a farm located southeast of Lenox, for three years, then they moved to Creston where they lived eight years and

from there they went to Valley Junction and Des Moines which has been their home for the past sixteen years.


She leaves to mourn her sudden death, besides her husband and three children, two little grandsons, Charley Richard Scott and William Otto Schmitt, an aged mother living in Toole, Utah, and four sisters and three brothers.

Her father and one sister, Mrs. Etta Nixon, proceeded her in death.


Funeral services were held in the Carl White funeral home, in Des Moines, December 31, at 2 p.m. and the body laid to rest in Glendale cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 17, 1929


Shoemaker, Mary Persia Jenks -

Mary Persia Jenks, daughter of Submit and Oliver Jenks was born near Conway April 27. 1862, and departed this life December 19, 1928 at her home at Cody, Wyo.  Most of her life was spent near Conway and Lenox, where she made many loving friends. On January 6, 1880, she was united in marriage to N. B. Shoemaker at Conway. In 1912 they moved to Omaha, spending the rest of her

years there and at Cody, Wyo. To this union were born eight children, all of whom are living except the youngest daughter, Genevieve, who passed to the beyond March 25, 1921. The others are Fred G., St. Paul. Minn.; Maud Trumbull, Cody, Wyo.; Roy B., Shenandoah; Gladys M. Uhe, of Charles City; Hazel Lovick, McDiarmid, Canada, and Hal G., of Cody; also eleven grand-children survive her.


Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, she leaves to mourn her loss a half sister, Mrs. S. A. VanHouten, Lenox; a brother, A. C. Jenks, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Donner, of Bertrand, Nebr and a host of other relatives and



She united with the Lenox M. E. church January 31, 1892, received by letter from Greenwood church, Conway, during the. pastorate of J. D. Sparks, and her beautiful and useful Christian life was long on benediction to all who knew her. Prov. 31:27. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; and her husband also, and he praiseth her.


She became a member of the R. N. A. lodge of Lenox shortly after the charter closed and remained a member until her death.


She will ever be remembered as a faithful wife, and a loving, patient mother, while everyone who knew her feels in her passing the loss of a friend.


Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Monday, December 24, by Rev. E. R. Stroud. Interment was in the Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 27, 1928


Still, Oliver & Wife -

Mrs. Bessie Still Widener has returned from Buffalo, Wyo., where she went following a telegram informing her that her brother, Oliver, was seriously ill with flu.  Mrs.  Widener left at once and arrived in time for her brother to

know her. However, Mr. Still died and was followed in death by his wife, who contracted the same disease and lived but a few days.

Six children, four girls and two boys, ranging in age from fifteen years to three months, are left orphans. The children were all sick during Mrs Widener's stay

and for many days one little fellow hovered between life an death with slight chance for recovery but is now on the road to health. It was a peculiarly sad circumstance and Mrs. Widener has the sympathy of many friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 3, 1929


Turner, A. B. -

A. B.. Turner, who for sixty years has been in business in Corning, died at his home in Corning on Saturday night.  But a few weeks ago the sixtieth

anniversary of his Adams county business career was celebrated by hundreds of friends and customers who extended him congratulations.


Mr. Turner is well-known over Iowa and his death will be a distinct loss to Corning and vicinity.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 3, 1929


Winslow, Mary Abagal –

Mary Winslow passed away at her brother’s home near Lenox Monday, December 3, at the age of 53 years, 8 months and one day.


Funeral services were held from the home of her brother, George, near Sharpsburg, Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock.


Services were conducted by Rec. C. S. Platte, of Sharpsburg.  Interment was made in Blue Grove cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 6, 1928


Winslow, Mary Abagal -

Mary Abagal Winslow, eldest child of Samuel and Rosella Winslow was born near Sharpsburg, on April 2, 1875 and passed away at the home of her brother, George Winslow, on December 3, at 3.00 p. m. at the age of 53 years, 8 months and one day.


She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Eva Arnold of Arvada, Colo. and four brothers, George and Bert Winslow of near Sharpsburg, Albia Winslow of Knowlton, Ia. and Orin Winslow of near Conway. 


She never married but lived near Sharpsburg until she and her mother and one brother moved to Lenox until her health failed and she went to her brother George’s home to be under care.  The home in Lenox seemed vacant after her mother’s death some 18 months ago. 


She never joined at church but confessed and worshiped Christ in her own home and spent many happy hours with her bible, and prayer and devotion.


The funeral was held at the George Winslow home on Dec. 5, at 2:30 o’clock.  Rev. Platt of Sharpsburg, officiating.  The body was laid to rest beside the father and mother in Blue Grove cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 13, 1928


Woolsey, Bertha Alice Draper –

Bertha Alice Draper Woosley was born August 31, 1893, at Garfield, Maryland and died following a protracted illness at her home near Kent, Monday, January 21, 1929, at the age of 35 years 4 months and 25 days.


She moved to Lenox with her parents in 1896 and was united in marriage to Elliot Clifton Woosley on November 16th, 1909. In 1914 she and her husband united with the Church of Christ of this city. They moved to the farm and later attended the Prairie Star Church. To this union were born nine children, the first child, a daughter and a son dying in infancy. She is survived by her devoted husband and seven children, Reldon, Melvin, Cecil, LeRoy, Orville,

Cleo, and an only daughter, Pearl, also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Draper, of Lenox, four sisters, Lizzie Woolsey, and Dorothy Madden, of Kent, Edna Miller, and Gladys Turner, of Creston and five brothers, Earl E

of Pleasantville, Leo W. of Chicago, Floyd, Harvey and Lester, of Lenox.


She was a kind, devoted kind loving wife and mother to her husband and family. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery. Short services were

conducted at the home and Presbyterian church conducted by Rev Mortenson.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday January 31, 1929


Wylie, D. J. -

D. J. Wylie, vice president of the First National Bank in Creston committed suicide by shooting at his home in that city this Thursday morning.  Ill health and despondency are given as the causes.

Further particulars, at this time are not available.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 28, 1928