Vinton Eagle; June 1,1883
Mr. Wm. Culp died May 25th, of pneumonia, aged 49 years, 8 months and 21 days. Mr. C. has been a citizen of Benton County for a number of years, at times having lived in other counties of Iowa. He was an honorable and upright citizen and a christian, and had the respect of his many friends. Too much physical labor and a nervous disposition invited death. The bereaved widow and children have the sympathy of the entire community.
Vinton Eagle; July 19, 1889
Died, July 15, 1889, Mrs. Ora Ketcham, consort of Amos Culp, of Carlisle Grove, aged 47 years, 5 months, and 9 days.
The deceased was taken sick the 9th of April, 1889, with congestion of the lungs and bright's disease which terminated her life. A native of Pennsylvania at the age of 18 years she was left to her own efforts for support. Three years of her life was spent at the hygenic home in Dansville, New York, having hemorrhage of the lungs. She went to Bushnell, Illinois, in 1870 and taught primaries in high schools for a number of years. She came to Vinton, Iowa, some years ago where, as well as other places in this county, she taught school.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Amos Culp, June 23d, 1879.
It was said by those who know her best that she carried cheeefulness and sushine wherever she went; was very attentive to the sick and needy and was the light and life at her home.
The funeral was preached at their house the 17th, and was attended by a very large concourse of friends.
Peace to her ashes. D. Weinrich, Pastor