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Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa obituaries
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Cochran, Gertrude Shaw –

Mrs. O. T. Cochran was instantly killed when a car driven by her husband was struck by a Great Western train near Council Bluffs, about 10 o’clock Wednesday morning.  Mr. Cochran made an effort to avoid being struck, and swerved his car to one side, but too late.  The car was badly wrecked but it was necessary to tear away the top of the car to get the occupants out of the car.

Mr. Cochran was seriously, perhaps fatally, injured.  He received a broken arm, two broken legs, a fractured jaw, and a deep cut on the head.

Mrs. Cochran’s father, Rev. Christopher Shaw, of Mondale, was also critically injured.  His chest was badly crushed.

Mrs. Shaw was not so seriously injured, although she had a bad scalp wound, and a fractured jaw.

Warren, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cochran has a fractured skull.  His condition is not considered critical.

Mr. and Mrs. Cochran had gone to Mondale where Mrs. Cochran’s father had been preaching, to attend his wedding.  He was married at Woodbine on Tuesday, and he with his bride, who was formerly Miss Mary Jefferson of Mondale, , were returning to Lenox with Mr. and Mrs. Cochran when the accident occurred.


News of the accident reached Lenox in a much garbled form and we are indebted to the Omaha World-Herald for the true facts as they very kindly furnished to us by telephone  Wednesday afternoon.


The injured folks are in a hospital in Council Bluffs now.  No funeral arrangements have been made for Mrs. Cochran at this time.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 21, 1929


Cochran, Gertrude Shaw  -

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Cochran are set for Wednesday,

November 27, at the Christian church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Lenox cemetery.


Gertrude Shaw, daughter of Christopher and Alice Ann Shaw, was born in Preston, Lancastire, England, April 4, 1894 and died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, November 20, 1929, at the age of 35 years.


When she was 19 years old she came with her parents to this country and they lived at Stanhope, Iowa, for a short time, later moving to Lenox, where her father was pastor of the Blue Grove Christian church. Early in life she became a member of the church and her Christian character and sweet disposition won her many friends.


She was married to Orson Cochran, December 16, 1917 and to them was born one child, Warren. Mrs. Cochran had been in delicate health for years and had suffered much, but at the time of the accident, her health had begun to improve


O. P. Arnold tells us that he visited Orson Cochran in the hospital at Council Bluffs this week and found out some further details about the accident in which Mrs. Cochran was killed.


Mr. and Mrs. Cochran and Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were returning from Modale, la., to Lenox and passed through Council Bluffs. As they were leaving town they stopped at a filling station to inquire about the directions for following No. 34 out of town. A truck was passing by at the time and the station attendant told Mr. Cochran to follow the truck as it was headed for Red Oak and would follow

No. 34.


Mr. Cochran followed the truck and while watching it did not observe that they were approaching the railroad crossing. The truck driver was evidently trying to beat the train to the crossing and succeeded but just as he got across

Mr. Cochran saw the train approaching. He swerved his car sideways but struck a large electric signal post set in the paving and this bounced his car onto the track in the path of the train.


Mr. Arnold saw the car. It was a new Ford Sedan and the front end of it was badly wrecked. Two glasses in the body remained unbroken.


Mr. Cochran and his son, Warren, are improving nicely and Rev. Shaw is also improving. The two drainage tubes have been taken from Rev. Shaw's chest now.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 28, 1929




Copeland, Anna Elizabeth Murphy –

Anna Elizabeth Copeland, oldest daughter of James R. Murphy and Louise H. Murphy, was born in Baraboo, Wisc., May 30, 1862.


Anna was the eldest of a family of six children, born to Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, one of whom preceded her in death, four are still living.  Those living are Mrs. Helen Lowenfels, of New York City, Mrs. W. H. Alexander (a widow), of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. E. Leone Irwin of Chicago, and a brother, Otto S. Murphy of Peoria, Ill.


When a small child Anna together with her parents moved to Marengo, la., living there just a few years.  She then moved with her parents to Hawleyville, Ia., where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 16 she was united in marriage to Charles Henry Copeland in the year of 1873.  To this union, three years later, an only son was born, Otto Lewis Copeland, now living in Lenox.


In early womanhood, Mrs. Copeland was united with the North Grove Methodist church, which still is operating 8 miles south of Villisca, Iowa.  

From there the family moved to Nodaway, where they lived for some time.  Then they moved to Shenandoah where they lived for a few years and finally to Lenox where the father and son managed a successful produce business for

many years.  In the year 1921 Anna lost her mate and has been a widow up to the time of her very sudden death.


Mrs. Copeland has made her permanent home since her husband’s death in Excelsior Springs, Mo., but spent a good share of her time with her son, Leslie in Lenox, and some time with her sister, Leone, in Chicago, where she happened to be at time of her sudden departure on the evening of November 30, 1929 at the age of 67 years and 6 months.


She is survived by her son, 3 sisters, 1 brother and several nieces and nephews.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Cox, Hannah Wilkinson  -

Another of the older citizens of Lenox has gone. Mrs. Hannah Cox died at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 6 days.


Mrs. Cox has had a remarkable life. For over fifty years she had never had a doctor until this last sickness which has been of short duration.


Every Sunday rain or shine she was in her Sabbath school class at the Methodist church.


Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church on Friday afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. R. Stroud Interment will be made in Prairie Rose cemetery. An obituary will appear next week.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday October 10, 1929


Cox, Hannah Wilkinson -

Hannah Wilkinson was born in Durham county, England, June 2, 1840 and answered God's summons to "come up higher" Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1929, at her home in Lenox, having lived 89 years, 4 months and 6 days.


Her early life was spent in England, coming to America in Sept. of 1865. On Oct. 4th of the same year, immediately after her arrival here, she was united in marriage to John Cox at LaSalle, Ill., thus completing a romance begun in their native land. To them were born seven children, two of whom died in infancy. Aside from eight years spent in Illinois and five years in England, their married life was lived in the communities of Lenox and Corning. Mrs. Cox spent one half a century in this part of Iowa, Mr. Cox died in April of 1905.

The five surviving children are: Mrs. Anna Gunderman, Lenox Mrs. Hannah Mooney, Breashear, Mo.; Mrs. Jane Leach, Zillah, Wash; R. W. Cox, Gravity and J. P. Cox, Corning. All were present but Mrs. Leach.


There are eighteen grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren besides many other near relatives.


Mrs. Cox was the third child in a family of nine children and was the last survivor of her father’s family. She has been a Christian years, living a beautifully consistent life, faithfully devoted to the church and the spiritual

nurture of her loved ones.


She united with the local M. E. under the pastorate of Rev. Nail, having moved to Lenox from Corning during his pastorate  that she might be near her daughter, Mrs. John Gunderman, who has been untiring in her tender ministries to her aged mother in her declining years.


There lives in the minds and hearts of her neighbors and friends the memory of a remarkable life; beautifully consistent, devoted to home and church; "Her children rise up and call her blessed." Those who knew her best, loved her most.


She, has well earned the starry crown, the crown of righteousness which she has received from the pierced hand of her loving Lord, whom she loved with all her heart.


Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. church at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon and burial made in the Prairie Rose cemetery. Rev. Stroud conducted the services.

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


Currie, Bessie Bernice Bennison

The community at large was greatly grieved to receive word that Bessie Bennison Currie, wife of Prof. Ralph Currie of Corning, had died at her home Tuesday afternoon.


Mrs. Currie, who was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Bennison, was born and raised in this community.  She was one of Lenox’s best girls and her death brings sorrow to many.


She was taken sick last Friday with the flu, and Monday seemed much better, but Monday night pneumonia had developed and she was not so well,  and she passed away Tuesday afternoon.


She leaves her husband, Ralph Currie, who is principal of the Corning high school and two little daughters, aged four and two,  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W Bennison and a brother, William and sister Miss Berta.


An obituary will appear next week.  Funeral services will be held in the Federated church at Corning at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in Corning.

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


Currie, Bessie Bernice Bennison

Bessie Bernice Bennison, daughter of Mr and Mrs. F. W. Bennison of Lenox was born April 3,1883 on a farm near Lenox, Iowa, and died at her home at 1200 Nodaway street, Corning, Iowa, October 29, 1929. She made her home on the farm until her marriage to R. W. Currie of Tarkio, Mo., June 30, 1991

Both she and her. husband were students in Tarkio college. In her early girlhood she united with the United Presbyterian church at Lenox, Iowa, and at the time of her death was a member of the Federated church of Corning.


Following their marriage she and her husband made their home in Colorado for five years, residing in Keats and Hudson.  For the last three years they have made their home in Corning.


Mrs. Currie is survived by her husband, her two little girls aged 4 and 2, of Corning; her father and mother, a sister, Berta, and one brother, William Bennison, all of Lenox.


During the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Currle in Corning they have made a wide circle of friends and were held in the highest esteem in school, in church and in the entire community. While Mrs. Currie's interests were largely in the home she was an ideal wife, and mother, yet she found time to meet efficiently other demands made upon her. She was a member of the Woman's club and of the World's Friendship Circle and in both organizations did fine work and was

greatly loved by those with whom she was associated.


Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Federated church in Corning with Rev. N. E. Lambly having charge. Interment was made in the Walnut Grove cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 6, 1929


Custer, Mary Bennett –

Mary Bennett, daughter of William and Ann Bennett, was born in Springfield, Ohio, July 11, 1846, and departed this life December 2, 1929, having lived 83 years, 4 months and 21 days.


When 4 years old her parents came west in a covered wagon and ox team and settled on a farm at Winfield, Iowa where she grew to womanhood.


On November 11, 1869 she was united in marriage to W. K .  Custer of Winfield.  After living one year in Columbus Junction they came west and settled on a farm in Adams County where they made their home until 1905 when they moved to Lenox.


She is survived by her husband who has been her comforter and companion for more than 60 years, they celebrated their golden wedding the 11th of November.  Two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Reed of Clearfield and Mrs. Myrtle Boltz of  Stover, Mo. survive her.  There are three sisters living, Mrs. E. J. Terry of Olathe, Kansas, Mrs. Edna Paxton and Mrs. Anna Wiley of Winfield, Iowa.  There are 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.


Mrs. Custer was a Christian, having  become a member of a church in her childhood.  When she came to Adams county, she united with the M. E. church in Lenox where she has worked faithfully until she became incapacitated by a fall and been confined to her home for nearly five years. 


Funeral services were conducted from the church Thursday at 2 p.m. by her pastor, E. R. Stroud, and interment will be in Lenox Fairview cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Draper, Jesse G. -

Jesse G. Draper, son of Lyrinia and William Draper, was born on the 17th day of December 1866, at Garfield, in Frederick Co., Maryland, where he lived for 30 years.  On November 3, 1899 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Etta

Haynes at Garfield, Mo., in which community they made their home for seven years, moving to Lenox, Iowa in 1896, where they resided till death came to call Mr. Draper, on the night of the 22nd of October 1929.


His death was very sudden and came as a shock and surprise to the whole community. When Mr. Draper came home at 5 p. m. on the 22nd he seemed to be in good health. While waiting for supper he was taken with a severe pain in

his chest. The doctor was called but no relief could be found and he passed away at 7:30 p. m.


To the home of Mr. and Mrs. Draper, 10 children came, one of whom Mrs. Elliott Woosley, preceded him in death, having passed away the 21st day of last January, just 9 months and 1 day before her father. There are left to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. J. G. Draper; 9 children, Mrs. Eli Woosley of Kent, Earle of Pleasantville, Mrs. Art Miller of Creston, Mrs. Herchel Turner of Creston, Mrs. Ray Madden of Kent, Leo of Chicago, and Floyd, Harvey and Lester, who are still at home; besides 23 grandchildren and 2 great grand-children, as well as a host of friends.


The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Friday, October 25, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Freeman. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

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


Gray, Cora –

Cora Gray, only sister of F. L. Gray, former publisher of the Time-Table, died at the home of Lester Howard, at Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday evening, December 3.  Miss Gray was well known around Lenox and Corning.  The body will be brought to Corning, where funeral services will be held, although arrangements have not been completed as of yet.


F. L. Gray is traveling through the south, on his way to Los Angeles, and cannot be reached to inform him of the death of his sister. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Hocker, Lyla Elizabeth –

Miss Lyla Hocker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hocker, died at the home here Wednesday morning, December 4, after an illness of several months. The funeral services will be held at their old home town, Downing, Mo., Friday afternoon.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Hocker, Lyla Elizabeth –

Lyla Elizabeth Hocker, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Hocker was born August 3, 1911 at Yorktown, Ia. and died at Lenox, Iowa December 4, 1929 at the age of 18 years, 4 months.


She spent most of her life near Downing, Mo.  She united with the Christian church in 1922.  Up until the time of her death she led a true Christian life.  During her illness she was a faithful sufferer, never complaining.  She had a good disposition which made her loveable to all who knew her and when her Master called she was ready to go.  She is survived by her father, mother, and one brother, Herman Hocker of Lenox, two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Hocker of Downing, Mo.  Her grandfather and grandmother Barker preceded her in death five years ago.


Funeral services were conducted at the Coffeey Christian Church on Friday, December 6, 1929 by Elwyn Andrews.  Interment was made in Coffey cemetery. 

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 12, 1929


Johnson, Nels -

Nels Johnson, who had lived continuously on his farm near Lenox since the spring of 1892, died at his home Saturday, November 2, following an illness of about a year.  Funeral services were held at the Christian church here Tuesday

November 5, at 1:30, and were conducted by Rev. Roy Weakland, of Clearfield, assisted by Rev Freeman of Lenox. Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.


Nels Johnson, son of John and Johanna Anderson was born in Sweden on June 10, 1852. At the age of 21 he came to Clinton, Ill. and from there to Weldon, Ill.

where he was united in marriage to Emma Jane Reynolds of Lenox, Ia.  on August 8, 1880. To this union 4 children were born.


He moved to his late residence east of Lenox, Iowa, in the spring of 1892. His wife preceded him in death on October 12, 1899. He was united in marriage to Minnie Larson of Creston, Iowa, on February 21, 1901. To this union 5

children were born, who with their mother survive the husband and father.


The children are Mrs. Wm. Boscart, Pluffton, So. Dak.; John Henry who preceded him in death June 14, 1917. Charles of Silver City, Iowa; Mrs. Everett Brand, Kent, .Town; Mrs. Alfred Adkisson, Diagonal, Iowa; Clarence of Diagonal; Mrs. Roy Madden of Kent, Lauren e and Frances at the home.


His step-daughter Mrs. Helen Brand preceded him in death on April 19, 1919. Besides his children he leaves one brother, Adolph of Lineville, Iowa; two sisters in Sweden, 16 grand children, three great grandchildren and a large

number of more distant relatives.  One brother Andrew, preceded him in death about two years ago.


He departed this life on November 2, 1929, at the age of 77 years 4 months and 23 days.


Services were held in the Christian church conducted by Rev. Roy Weakland of Clearfield with Rev. Freeman assisting.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 6, 1929


Leckliter, Oliver Leon - -

A telegram was received Tuesday night by Glen Leckliter announcing the death of his father, O. L. Leckliter, of Des Moines. Glen and wife and J. H. Barber left at once for Des Moines.


Mr. Leckliter for many years lived in Lenox where he had a harness shop. He has been in ill health for the past year so that his death was not unexpected.

The body will doubtless be taken to Corning, the old home, for burial. However word in regard of arrangements had not been received up to 6 o'clock Wednesday evening.


Later—The funeral will be held at the Billiard funeral home in Corning  Thursday afternoon at 2:30.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 5, 1929


Leckliter, Oliver Leon -

Oliver Leon Leckliter was born at Osceola, la., January 23, 1873 being the oldest son of Mr. Mrs. J. H. Leckliter. July 2, 1897  he was united in marriage to Mary E. Mercer at Prescott, Ia. He is survived by his wife and three children, Horace M. of York, Penn.; John G. of Lenox, Ia.; and Mrs. Sarah Helen Sluss of South Bend, Ind.  an aged mother, one bother and four sisters.  He passed away after a lingering illness at the Iowa Methodist hospital on September 3.

1929, age 56 years, 7 months and 11 days.


He confessed his faith in Christ in early manhood and united with the M. E. church at Corning, la.


The funeral was held in Corning on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. E. A. Moore, of Des Moines, conducted the services. Rev. Arthur Mortenson, of this city, sang with Miss Linnie Heath at the piano. A large number of friends from

this city were in attendance to pay their respects to their friend and former townsman.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 12, 1929


Lupton, Harvey -

Harvey Lupton, 83, founder of the Lenox Time-Table, died at his home in Port Morgan, Colo. at 6:25, Thanksgiving morning, November 28.  He had been in poor health for several seasons and had been confined to his bed for nearly four weeks.


Funeral services were held at Fort Morgan and burial was made at that place.

Mr. Lupton is survived by his, wife, Mrs. Lydia Lupton and a son, B. H. Lupton, a Fort Morgan business man. Another son, A. Sherman Lupton, lives at Muscatine, Iowa and a daughter, Mrs. Lena Cook, resides at Hampton Iowa. Mr. Lupton had .several brothers and sisters but all are dead now. The following facts of Mi Lupton's life have been taken from a Fort Morgan newspaper:


Harvey Lupton, son of Harvey and Rebecca Garrison Lupton was born April 27, 1846 in Eastern Ohio near Mt. Pleasant.  He learned to be a printer and editor at Wheeling, W. V. and the occupation and profession he learned at that place he pursued with success until retirement several years ago.


Heeding the call of the west that sang a song which the pioneer blood in his veins could not deny, he went on to Iowa where he settled near What Cheer in 1865. On September 13, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Sudie Adams of Somerton, Ohio.  To this marriage the son Sherman, and the daughter, Lena were born.  Mrs. Lupton passed away at Lenox, Iowa Jan. 21, 1881.  On November 18, 1885, he was married to Lydia Buckmaster Lynch, at Creston, and three years later the son, B. H. Lupton was born.


For a time after he settled in Iowa he farmed near Deep River, but in 1874 he established the Lenox Time-Table and the Bedford Times-Republican.  In 1896 he moved with his family to Clearfield, Iowa, where he conducted the Clearfield Enterprise for six years.  The Blockton News was the next newspaper to engage his editorial talents and he was the guiding spirit of that paper until he came to Ft. Morgan 15 years ago.


During his residence here he has been retired but at times has helped his son conduct his business in this city.


Mr. Lupton was born and raised in Quaker faith, He was a former member of the Masonic lodge at Blockton, Iowa.


During his active years in Iowa his editorial pen made itself felt in the formative years of that state and his keen mind gained for him wide admiration and respect.


Until his death Mr. Lupton retained keen interest of men and his mind was exceptional for a man of his advanced years.  The saying that once printer’s ink gets into your blood it can not be eradicated, was indicated by Mr. Lupton.  Daily, when his health permitted and print shops and took pleasure in editors bits of friendly news about people he knew.


Mr. Lupton’s death Thanksgiving morning ends a long and full life, one filled with struggles marked by victory and a life of many deeds of kindness and sympathy.  His death marks the loss of one of those pioneering spirits to whom the nation owes a debt that can never be repaid.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Maharry, John Franklin -

John Franklin Maharry, a resident of the Lenox community for 42 years, died at his home in Rock Island, Ill., November 23, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 27 days. He had made his home at that place since January 1922.


The body was brought to Lenox Monday morning, November 25, and the funeral services were held that afternoon at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by Dr. Davidson, assisted by Rev. Crafts, and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.


The funeral was largely attended by old friends who had known Mr. Maharry during his long residence here.


John Franklin Maharry was born in Aledo, Ill., January 26, 1857 and died in Rock Island, Ill., November 23, 1929.  On February 16, 1880, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Seaton, of Cedar Creek, Ill., and immediately following the wedding they moved to Lenox where they lived until in January, 1922, when they moved to their new home at Rock Island.


Eight children were born in the Maharry home: George M. and James A. of Berkeley, Calif., Mary Bell and Ernest, who died in infancy, Ethel Bricker, of Lenox, Pearl Hofer of Rock Island, Fern Bell, of Rockford, Ill., and Ralph,

of Rock Island, Ill. Mr. Maharry is also survived by his wife. There are five grandchildren in addition to those above named, Mr. Maharry is also survived by a sister, Mrs Sarah Muncey, of Lenox, and a brother M. B. Maharry, of Green River, Utah.


When Mr. Maharry was seventeen years old he joined the United Presbyterian church at Little York, Ill., under the pastorate of the late Dr. W. T. Campbell.  He remained a consistent member of the church until his death.


Dr. Davidson took his text from Job 14:14, "Shall he live again?" The question was answered in the words of the text, "He shall live again." Jesus said to Martha, who mourned for her brother, "He that believeth in me though he

were dead, he shall live again and whosoever in me shall never die."

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 28, 1929


McEniry, Mary Helen Tracey -

Mention was made last week of the death of Mrs. John McEniry which brought sadness to the community of Lenox and Corning, where she was so well known and greatly loved.  The funeral service was one of the largest ever held in Lenox and indicated somewhat the extent of her friendship and the esteem in which she was held.  The service was conducted Friday morning, August 30, at 9 a. m. at the St. Patrick Catholic church at Lenox. Requiem High Mass was read by Father Malone, of Creston and sung by Father Pouget. Pall bearers were John Peak, Robert Potts, Byron Cresswell, Ira Campbell, Cleo Smith and

Clark Taylor.


Mary Helen Tracey McEniry, daughter of George and Catherine Nesbitt Tracey, was born June 17, 1896 in Taylor county. The family moved to Adams county five years later. She was married in Corning, March 1, 1916, to John McEniry, of Lenox. She was taken to Creston a few days before her death, where her daughter, Margaret, was born and lived a few hours before death claimed her. just a few hours before her mother died. Mrs. McEniry died at about 8 p. m., August 27.


Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McEniry. The living are Glenn, Elizabeth and Geraldine.  She is also survived by her husband, John McEniry; her father, George Tracey; five brothers, James, Hugh, Francis, and Arthur of Corning, and George of Milestone, Sask. Canada; two sisters, Mildred, of Corning, and Mrs. Joe Curry, of Massena. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, and son, Harold, Emmett Wood, Laura Tracey and James Greenwood of Dubuque, her uncle and aunt, Ed Nesbitt and wife, of Underwood, la., Frank McEniry, of Milwaukee; Will McEniry of Falls City, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Will McEniry and daughter of Melrose, la., and John Curry, of Council Bluffs.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 5, 1929


Overmire, Harold Henderson -

Harold Henderson Overmire was born at Lenox, Iowa, January 21st, 1904, and died at St. Catherine's Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana, at eleven-thirty o’clock Friday morning, August 30th, 1929, at the age of twenty-five years, seven months and nine days.


He united with the Lenox Presbyterian Church February 8th, 1913 and was granted a letter of transfer to the Indiana Harbor United Presbyterian Church on November 16th, 1935.


Prior to his death he was employed as city salesman for the Indiana Harber Lumber Company having worked for said company ever since going to Chicago six years ago.


He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maggie A. Overmire and three sisters, Mrs. Floy Laxon of Earlvilie, Iowa, Mre. Bertice Fuehrer of Boyne. City, Michigan, and Mrs May Wilkin of Injo, California.  Also five nieces, seven nephews,

his grandfather and grandmother Overmire, grandmother Henderson,

other relatives, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his- father April 12, 1929.


He was a young man of splendid business qualifications, earnest convictions,

and a high moral integrity. The community of which he has been a part will truly miss a most worthy citizen.


Services were conducted in the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mortenson in charge. Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery.


Relatives present from out of town were as follows: Mr. Carl Laxson of Earlville, Iowa, Floyd Henderson and wife of Indianola, Thomas Henderson and family, Clarence Frame and family, Floyd Frame and wife, all of Clearfield,

Herman Bell and family, of Kent, Martin Bell and family of Prescott, and Mrs E. B. Johnston and family of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 5, 1929


Peterson, Jessie Patton -

Word has been received by Mrs. Maude Richard of the sudden death of her youngest sister, Mrs. Jessie Patton Peterson, at Fresno, Calif.  The death came as a great shock to her family and friends as she had been in her usual health until about an hour before her death.  She had suffered from high blood

pressure for years but at no time was her condition alarming, she was taken violently ill while shopping and after being rushed to her home died within the hour.


She is survived by her husband R. N. Peterson, a prominent realtor of Fresno and one daughter, Sarah Louise.


Mrs. Peterson was a most active club woman and the clubs paid high tribute in their district meeting to her memory. She lived here when a girl and will be remembered by many.

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


Swindle, Robert –

Robert, son of Jane and Matthew Swindle was born in Cornfanca, Ireland, July 1, 1845, and died at the home of Mrs. Jesse Draper, in Lenox, Iowa November 30, 1929, aged 84 years, 4 months and 29 days.


Mr. Swindle came with his parents to America in 1866, making their home in Illinois until 1876 when they came to Taylor county.  They lived in the community of Conway, where Mr. Swindle owned a good farm at the time of his death.


He lost his eyesight about 20 years ago and for the past 18 years has made his home in Lenox.  He was married to Jane McClintock in Chicago, January 30, 1876, his wife preceding him in death January 3, 1882.


He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson, of Corning, one sister, Mrs. Mary Jane McCollough of Sharpsburg, three grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces living abroad.


Robert Swindle lived an upright, useful life, kind of heart and true of duty.  Baptized in the Episcopal church before coming to America,  he has always been identified with the Church of God and its interests.


He was received into the membership in the Lenox M. E. church in 1899, during the pastorate of Joseph Stephens.


Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church by Rev. E. R. Stroud, Monday, December 2, at 2 p.m.  Interment was made in Conway cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929


Terry, Anna Stucker

Mrs. Minor Terry died at her home in Diagonal Friday, after an illness of several months. She was formerly Miss Anna Stucker and grew to womanhood on a farm northwest of Clearfield. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, and two sons, William, of Kansas City, and Ralph, of this vicinity. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Christian church. Interment in the Clearfield cemetery

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 21, 1929


Tillier, Mrs. John (Burns) -

Mrs. John Tillier died Sunday night at 12 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Burns, in St. Joseph. ,


Funeral services were held Wednesday .afternoon from the Fleimer funeral home in St. Joseph.


Mrs. Tillier, who has been a sufferer for months from a cancer, was taken to her parents home but two weeks ago. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and two children.


Mr. Tillier is now at the county home and the children are making their home with Mrs. Tillier's sister in Lincoln, Kan. They were present at their mother's funeral but Mr. Tillier was unable to go.


E. E. Reynolds and Mrs. Roy Cole drove to St. Joseph Tuesday afternoon

expecting to attend the funeral that day but the body was held until Wednesday awaiting the arrival of a brother.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa September 12, 1929


Turner, John -

John Turner, long a resident of Lenox, died at his home here Wednesday

morning after an illness of several months. The cause of his death was dropsy. No funeral, arrangements have been made as a number of relatives who live some distance away have not been heard from.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 21, 1929


Turner, John -

John Turner was born in Birmingham, England, April 1, 1844, where he lived for 27 years. While living there he became a member of the Episcopalian church of Birmingham.  At the age of 23 he was married to Miss Mary Ann Emery, also of Birmingham, who preceded him in death in 1883. Eight children were born, two of whom died in infancy. They were John Henry

who died in England and Walter Scott, who died in Davenport.


Mr. Turner and his family moved to America in 1871 and made their home in Davenport, la., where they lived for four years. In 1857 [?] they moved to Lenox where they made their home until the spring of 1904, at which time they moved to Oregon, where they lived in 1922.  Then they moved back to Lenox and made this place their home.


Mr. Turner was married to Ida Baumann in 1901.


He was secretary of the school board  in Platte township for almost 2? Years, and also director of school district No. 9 for a number of years, and secretary of the Iowa State  [unreadable] ments for the betterment of the neighborhood and community. He was a good neighbor and always ready to give a helping hand in time of sickness and need. He was a lover of the beautiful things of



About ten years ago Mr. Turner began to have severe sick spells and since that time has been ill much of the time. He died November 20, 1929 following a heart attack, having lived 86 years, 7 months and 20 days. He is survived by his wife, six children, Mrs. J. H. Cochran, of Lenox, Felicia Turner, of New York City, Mrs. A. O. Deaver, Amity, Ore, Mrs. F. A. Green, Clearfield, Frank Emery Turner, Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Dick Dunbar, of Lenox. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, November 22, at the Christian church at 1:30 and were conducted by Rev. Freeman. Burial was made in Blue Grove cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 28, 1929


Van Winkle, Delmar –

Delmar Van Winkle, a young man 19 years old, was killed last Friday evening, being crushed while backing a tractor into a shed at the home of Orval Brown, two miles south of Sharpsburg, where he has been employed for two seasons.


The Brown family were away from home for a few days. The heavy rains had made the road very bad nearby and the boy seeing that there was a truck stuck, took the tractor to help. He returned to the shed and was backing

into place when the tractor struck a beam extending from the ceiling, which crushed him so badly that death, from all appearances was instantaneous. No one knows however, for he was not found until noon next day when Dale Brown stopped at his brother’s place and on looking around was horrified to

find that such a tragedy had happened. The coroner was notified but after arriving decided that no inquest was necessary.


The parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Van Winkle, have been residents of Conway for a number of years.  Funeral services were held in the Conway church Monday afternoon and interment made in the Conway cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday September 26, 1929


Walker, O. G. -

O. G. Walker, 50, of New Market, was found dead in the city jail at Juarez, Mexico, about 1:30 last Saturday morning. He had been arrested Friday night when he was found lying in the street and was thought to be intoxicated and he was placed in the jail. Death occurred some time later, probably before midnight. Without performing an autopsy the Juarez hospital physicians blamed "alcoholic poisoning” for the death. An investigation will be made to determine the true cause of the death.


Mr. Walker had papers in his possession showing that he was a director in the New Market Savings Bank. He also had travelers checks amounting to $80 and some blank checks of the Guthrie Center Iowa Savings bank. He had letters

from the Bayliss Drug Company of Phoenix, Ariz., showing that he was a partner in the firm.


Mr. Walker entered the drug business at New Market twenty five years ago with his brother, John Walker. He sold a part interest in the store several years ago and for the past four years or more he had been traveling.


At the time of his death he had interests in two drug stores at Phoenix, Ariz., and one at Guthrie Center, la. He was born near New Market and was for several years treasurer of the New Market school district.


He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pace, of New Market and Mrs. F. A. Swan, of Boone. He had been spending the winter in the south. The body will be brought to New Market where funeral services will be held.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday December 5, 1929