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Aug. Baak (1840 - 1908)

Denison Review 6-17-1908 - Ricketts
Mr. Aug. Baak died at his home three miles west of here Monday night at the age of 68. Death came as a relief for he had been a patient sufferer for many months.

Mr. Baak was born October 6, 1840 in Germany. He was married there to Sophia Cook. A few years later they came to America. After they had lived here ten years, Mrs. Baak was called away, leaving him with three small children, Herman, Otto and Emma, all of whom reside in this community.

Mr. Baak re-married to Miss Sophia Wiehman; to this union three children were born, Richert, William, and Ernest. His wife died and three years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. Lizzie Thomsen.

His six children now survive him. He was quite extensively known and had many friends. Funeral services were held at the Soldier church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Wehking.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Asa D. Baber (1884 - 1909)

Denison Review 1-6-1909 - Dow City
Asa D. Baber, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Baber, was born near Dow City, Iowa, August 23, 1884 and died at his home Jan. 3, 1909 aged 24 years, 4 months and 11 days.

He gave evidence of conversion when eleven years of age. Although not a member of any church, he was a believer and believed in doing right for right's sake and in giving to everyone justice, not in fear of punishment but because it was right.

He was by profession a telegrapher and had held places of responsibility and trust in Chicago and other large places, his last position being to the chief dispatcher's office at Mattoon, Ill. His health failed about eighteen months ago. He visited many eminent specialists, but they only gave temporary relief. He returned home from Arizona about six weeks ago and has since been confined to the house. All that medical skill or kind, loving care could do, could not save him.

He leaves to mourn his loss his widowed mother, three brothers and five sisters. Funeral from the home Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. LaRue of Denison. All extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Christopher Andreas Bahnsen(1857 - 1928)

Denison Review, December 26, 1928

Funeral Services for Christ Bahnsen Held Here Mon. Afternoon

Christopher Andreas Bahnsen, a resident of Crawford county for many years, passed away Friday, December 21, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 15 days, after an illness of but a few days' duration. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Minert, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Wm. Freese, pastor of the Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in the Morgan township cemetery.

Mr. Bahnsen was born Feb. 6, 1857 in Schleswig, Holsein, Germany, and came to America when a young man, settling in Crawford county. He was united in marriage June 17, 1883, to Miss Olderike Jensen, who preceded him in death four years ago. To this union were born nine children, all of whom are living.

"Grandpa" Bahnsen, as he was generally known to his many friends, was one of Crawford county's successful farmers who retired several years before the death of his wife and moved into Denison. Since the death of his wife he has made his home a greater part of the time with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mineri.

He is survived by his children, Julia, Mrs. Christ Willbeck of Hartington, Neb; Anna, Mrs. Jens Andersen, of Gary, Minn; Rosa, Mrs. Wm. Peters of Buck Grove; Peter C., of Dow City; Emma, Mrs. Peter Christiansen of Bloomfield, Neb., John of Dow City; Minnie, Mrs. Albert Minert; Amanda, Mrs. Earl Wallace and Christ of Galt.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Catherine (Mrs. A. J.) Barrow (1872 - 1931)

Denison Review 9-16-1931

Sudden Death of Mrs. A. J. Barrow A Severe Shock
Though in Failing Health, Her Condition was not Considered That Serious by Physicians
She was Loved and Respected
Large Crowd of Relatives and Friends Attended Funeral Which was Held Saturday Afternoon

Manilla - A. J. Barrow received word Tuesday of last week from his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hart, of Lincoln, Neb. that her mother who was visiting her was sick but stated that the doctor said there was nothing alarming and that it was not necessary for the family to come. However, Mrs. Barrow grew worse very rapidly Wednesday and died in a hospital in Lincoln at 11:45 that night before the family reached there.

Her death came as a great shock, for although she had been in failing health, no one expected the end so soon as she was very active and never complained, was always in attendance at aid society, missionary and other meetings of the church, doing her share and as much more as her strength would permit. She will be greatly missed by the Presbyterian church members and a host of friends.

The remains were brought to Manilla Thursday afternoon and funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, September 12, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Frank W. Throw officiating. Pallbearers were J. W. Calvin, E. C. Baker, Dr. C. I. Anderson, r. C. Jackson, James McCracken and Frank A. Brown. Interment was made in the Nishnabotny cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Verle Hart of Lincoln, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffin of Madison, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slater, Mr. and Mrs. George Slater, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slater and families of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. . . .Adams of Omaha. A large number of friends from Denison, Vail and Dunlap also attended the funeral.

Catherine Slater was born on the Slater farm, 6 miles east of Denison on Sept. 22, 1872 and her whole life has been spent in Crawford county. On Jan. 4, 1893, she was married to Arthur J. Barrow and they began housekeeping on a farm six miles north of Manilla. In 1905 the family moved to Vail and in 1908 came to Manilla where they have since resided.

Four children were born to them namely; Mrs. V. A. Hart of Lincoln, Neb., Harry, Charles and Alice; others who survive her besides her husband being four grandchildren, three brothers and one sister, Henry, George and Frank Slater, all of Denison and Mrs. E. E. Griffin of Madison, S. D.

Mrs. Barrow joined the Pleasant Hill Methodist church in 1892 and one moving to Vail she united with the Presbyterian church there. She has been a valuable member of that church here during all the years of her residence. She has been active in all the organizations of church and community. A true servant of God has gone to be with her Lord.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Bassett, Mrs. J. R. (1812 - 1887)

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. Richards in Dow City, Iowa, on Aug. 6, 1887, Mrs. J. R. Basset, aged 75 years died. The deceased was so well known in the county, that her death caused universal comment.

Mrs. Bassett was born in Tompkins county, New York in 1812. She came to this county 33 years ago, and settled with her husband, son and daughter at Coon Grove, being one of the pioneer settlers of the vicinity.

She became an invalid some 45 years ago, and has been bedfast most of the time since. Although upon her bed in the days of the early settlers, she and Mr. Bassett kept open house and by her direction, all were made welcome and their log house in Coon Grove proved a haven of rest to many a weary traveler.

During a few years of her residence in this county, she was able to walk and embraced the opportunity to be baptized and formally connect herself with the Baptist church at Denison. About this time she was made a life member of the Baptist State Con....(missing rest.)

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Bates, Winthrop Frank (1860 - 1912)

Denison Review 2-14-1912

Winthrop Frank Bates, son of Clark H. and Lucy J. (Brewster) Bates, was born in Washington, Hampshire county, Mass. On August 2, 1860 and died Feb. 6, 1912 aged 51 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was instantly killed in a railroad wreck while in the employ of the Oregon Short Line railroad near Kemmerer, Idaho.

Of his immediate family he leaves two sisters, Mrs. William H. Rule of Dow City and Mrs. Nettie B. Parsons, of Fairfield, Iowa, also one half-brother, Mr. Elisha B. Parsons, of Denver, Colo. The remains were shipped here for burial, arriving Saturday morning being accompanied by Mr. J. H. Mahoney, of Pocatello, Idaho, a brother employee and an old friend. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Geo. Rule, Sr. to await the hour of the funeral service.

At the hour of 2:00 p.m. the remains were taken to the M. E. church, where the services were conducted by Rev. Joseph Stephen, assisted by Rev. John Stephen, after which the funeral cortege wended it way to the silent city of the dead. The deceased was not extensively known here, although he had passed several years of his life in this part of the country. All the later years of his life were passed in the western country, his last visit here being in 1897.

A large number attended the funeral, some of them having been acquainted with the deceased; but all wishing to show their respect for Mr. and Mrs. Rule. The out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mrs. Nettie B. Parsons and daughter, Mae, of Fairfield, Iowa; Per5y Parsons of Quimby, Iowa; Fred Rule and wife, of Ft. Dodge; Link Rule and son Andrew, of Boone; J. H. Mahoney, of Pocatello, Idaho, and numerous persons from Arion. We extend condolence to the bereaved ones.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Bart William Bielenberg (1911 - 1983)

Bart William Bielenberg was born on September 29, 1911, near Schleswig, Iowa, the son of William and Mattie Krohnke Bielenberg, He died on Wednesday evening, May 18, 1983, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 71.

Bart was raised on a farm near Schleswig, He received his early education in the rural schools near his home. He later graduated from the Schleswig High School. In 1934, he graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering.

Bart was baptized and later confirmed in the United Church of Christ. On December 13, 1941, Bart was united in marriage to Ann Kuehl at the United Church of Christ in Sioux City, Iowa.

For 45 years he worked as an auctioneer and real estate broker in addition to his other business activities. He served on the Board of Directors of the Farmers State Bank for a number of years.He was also a member of the Schleswig Community Club and the Schleswig Businessmen's Club.

In addition to his parents, Bart was preceded in death by his wife Ann in 1977 and one brother Henry. Survivors include one son Don and his wife Nancy of Schleswig, four grand children Scott, Chris, Zachary and Adrienne and twin brother Ben and his wife Pauline of Pharr, Texas.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 21, 1983, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig Burial was in the Morgan Cemetery near Schleswig, The Rev. Fred Moore officiated at the services.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Theodore Boldman(1861 - 1928)

Denison Review, Wednesday, September 19, 1928 - Charter Oak

People of the community are mourning the death of one of Charter Oak's highly respected citizens, Theo Boldman, who died on Tuesday, September 11. While riding in a car near the Vernen Clausen farm, he suffered a heart attack which proved fatal. For the past two years he had been troubled with these attacks but it was not until lately that they became serious.

Theo Boldman was born on May 29, 1861 in Potneranea, Germany and died at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 20 days. When nineteen years of age he came to this country and on March 13, 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Karolina Lamp, Rev. C. O. Boetscher of Hanover township, Crawford County, performing the ceremony. This union being childless, Mr. and Mrs. Boldman adopted two children from the Ft. Dodge orphans home being Mrs. Otto Goelar, residing near Charter Oak and Emil Boldman who serves in the United States navy and is now stationed at San Diego, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Boldman moved to a farm in Charter Oak township and later to a farm in Monona County. In 1901 they moved to Charter Oak where they have since made their home. Besides the two children mentioned, he leaves to mourn his death one foster daughter, Mrs. Martin Fischer of Ute, his wife, three brothers and three sisters, two in Germany and one, Mrs. Albert Maas of Blomfield, Neb. and three grandchildren.

He was a devout Christian and a lifelong member of the Lutheran church where the services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Archie Paul Brake (1889 - 1909)

Denison Review - Wednesday July 21, 1909

Archie Paul, son of E. R. and Nettie M. Brake was born in Willow township, Crawford county, Iowa, April the 11th, 1889 and departed this life at Iowa Falls, Iowa, July 13, 1909, aged 20 years, 3 months and 2 days. His life was largely spent in this community.

Here in our midst he grew to young manhood. He was known to all to be industrious, honest in character, morally clean and upright. In much he was a model for many others. His going away was sudden and unexpected to himself, his friends and loved ones. But as he went he reached the highest possible place in human endeavor and sacrifice. He gave his life to save another, hence it is written, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." None can do more. It was his last endeavor in time, but it was his crowning act. The Christ taught that "he who giveth a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple shall not loose his reward." Then how much more shall he not loose his reward who gave his life to save another. May these thoughts from the word of God greatly comfort his parents, brothers and sister, and all his kindred. Archie Paul Brake, to thee we say farewell and for thee we say, "Well Done."

The above obituary was read at the funeral, which took place at the M. E. church Friday, July 16th, at one o'clock conducted by Rev. Curtis and the remains were laid to rest in the Dow City cemetery by the side of the little sister, who preceded him a few years ago. The church was beautifully decorated with terns and flowers, many of which were sent from Iowa Falls.

Archie entered the depot at Dow City in June 1907, to learn telegraphy under the instruction of Agent O. J. Judd. His progress was so rapid and his work so satisfactory that in October following he was given work as relief operator at many towns along the Illinois Central railroad. Last October he was given regular work at Iowa Falls, which position he held at the time of his death. He was perfectly trustworthy and enjoyed the confidence of all, and a son of whom any parents could be proud. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Dow City.

He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, three brothers, Earl, Wesley and Vincent and one sister, Minnie. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family, also for the young lady who was soon to have been his wife.

The pallbearers were Hugh Butterworth, Morris Wilder, James Turnlund, Romannan Holcomb, Burl Logsdon and Elmer Riddle.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Ernst A. Bratthauer (abt. 1862 - 1900)

Denison Review, Tuesday, July 24, 1900

On Saturday afternoon, July 21st, occurred the death of Mr. Ernst A. Bratthauer at his home in this city. The funeral was held on Monday, the services at the church being conducted by Rev. Harris and those at the cemetery by the Woodmen of the World, of which order Mr. Bratthauer was a member.

Mr. Bratthauer was of German parentage and at the time of his death was 38 years of age. He came to Crawford county a number of years ago and was engaged in farming until he moved to town with his family and entered the employ of Gus Stegemann and remained with Mr. E. T. Cochran at his implement house after Mr. Stegemann retired. Since his residence in this city, Mr. Bratthauer has made a host of friends, both by his honest upright dealings and his personal merits.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. church which was profusely decorated with flowers furnished by the W. O. W. lodge and the Ladies' Auxiliary, to which Mrs. Bratthauer belonged. Among the decorations were a star, a circle with the Woodmen emblem, a pillow and numerous other devices. In spite of the inclemency of the weather a long train of carriages followed the body to its last resting place. Mr. Bratthauer leaves a wife and small children to mourn his loss. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to these bereaved ones in their hour of grief.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Catherine May Breese (1927 - 1998)

In Memory of
Catherine May Breese
July 15, 1927 to January 11, 1998
Services-January 16, 1998
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Ankeny, Iowa

Catherine May Winn was born in Denison, Crawford County, Iowa on July 15, 1927 to Mearle Nessle Schouten and Forest Rice Winn. She was one of three children. She was raised on a farm south of Dow City where she was surrounded by numerous family and friends. She played basketball for Dow City HS, was in the orchestra, and sang in the church choir. After graduating from Dow City High School in 1945, she travelled to Des Moines, Iowa to pursue education in nursing at Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing. After this, Catherine met and married Edward Charles Breese of Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa. Of this union were twins, Lee Allan and Lynn Dianne and Randy Neil.

Catherine was employed at Central Christian Church in Des Moines, Scandia Savings in Ankeny, and Economy Forms Corporation in Des Moines, from where she retired. She spent time visiting her mother, Mearle in Arizona, her children in Ankeny, and Arizona Indian reservations where her daughter worked. She was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast as was her mother, played piano, and was a charter member at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. Spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends in Ankeny, she took pleasure in life and passed peacefully on January 11, 1998 with her family by her side.

Catherine will truly be missed by all those who loved her and leaves to mourn, her mother, Mearle Winn in Tempe Arizona, one daughter, Lynn in Arizona, Lee (Margie) and Randy in Ankeny, two brothers, Russell of Tempe, Arizona, and Bryce (Pat) of Olympia, Washington, seven grandchildren, Tara, Tory, Tia, Tami, Jason, Cory and Lee Michael. She also has three great grandchildren, Zachary, Kendall Jon, and Madison.

Submitted by Lynn Breese

Mrs. Chris Brink (1865 - 1928)

Denison Review, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1928 - Charter Oak

Mrs. Chris Brink Died at Her home in Charter Oak, Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The many relatives and friends of Mrs. Chris Brink were sorry to hear that she passed away Tuesday evening, September 11, after an illness of three months. She suffered a severe attack of influenza and complications set in which proved fatal.

Mrs. Brink was born in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, on Oct. 21, 1865 and when six months old she came to America with her parents. At the age of eighteen years she was united in marriage to Christen M. Brink and to this union eight children were born, five of whom survive her. Their marriage was a very happy one and they first lived at Buck Grove. Later they moved to South Dakota where they spent the next eleven years, returning to Crawford county, locating on a farm in Willow township. Last spring they moved to Charter Oak, where they have since made their home.

Those who mourn her death are her husband, three sons, namely; Hans, who resides near Dunlap; Chris, at Castana and George at Dow City; two daughters, namely; Louise, Mrs. Thomas Hartwig of Charter Oak and Mrs. Annie Kiser of Dunlap.

Mrs. Brink was a very thrift woman, a good mother and an affectionate wife. She was a quiet, unassuming person, without ostentation and was respected by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Enos Baeon of the Presbyterian church, who took as his text, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the funeral to pay respect to the memory of this good woman.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Brogan, Andrew (1851 - 1923)

Denison Bulletin, Wednesday, February 28, 1923
Died at Carroll

Following a stroke of paralysis suffered at his home in Carroll the death of Andrew Brogan occurred at the St. Anthony hospital there at 1:20 Monday afternoon.

Andrew Brogan was born in Clinton County, October 19, 1851, and came to Crawford county with his parents in 1875, where he made his home until December 31, 1914. He has made his home in Carroll county since that time.

Monday he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis and was taken at once to St. Anthony's hospital at Carroll, but was claimed by death at 1:20 that ceded him to the grave.

His parents and two brothers, James and Thomas, preceded him to the grave. Three brothers and two sister, William of Tilden, Nebr., Frank, Mary and Elizabeth of Denison, and Edward of Odebolt mourn the loss of their brother.

Funeral services were held from the Catholic church in Denison this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father Bradley officiating. Burial was made in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.

(NOTE: Andrew is buried at St. Ann's Cemetery in Vail, not St. Rose of Lima)

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, Catherine A.(1875-1929)

Denison Review - August 21, 1929
Catherine "Kittie" A. Giblin Brogan
Born: July 27, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York
Parents: Thomas Giblin and Anne McLaughlin
Spouse: John Sylvester Brogan
Married: February 8, 1899 at St. Ann's Church, Vail, Iowa
Children: John, Catherine (Earl Harrington), Margaret, Raymond, two who died as infants
Death: August 9, 1929 at Westside, Iowa
Burial: August 12, 1929 at St. Ann's Cemetery
Siblings: John, Mary, Annie, Mary E. "Mayme" (David McCullough), Isabelle "Belle" (Mike Devaney), Delia (George Knott), Michael, and Frank (adopted from Orphan train)

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, Frank P. (1854 - 1925)

Denison Bulletin, Wednesday, January 14, 1925

Frank P. Brogan - Honored Resident Called by Death
Is Victim of Paralytic Stroke.
Interment Made in The Vail Cemetery.

Death has again entered our midst and taken from us an honored citizen. Frank P. Brogan died suddenly at his home across the Boyer bridge in the west part of the city. Mr. Brogan had been in usual good health and his sudden demise came as a shock and surprise to his many friends.

He was a genial gentleman and with his sister was spending his declining days in a happy home. He lived a truly Christian life, was a devout Catholic and an honorable and upright citizen.

Frank P. Brogan was born in Clinton county, Iowa, July 17, 1854 being a son of John and Jane (McClosky) Brogan. He died in Denison, Jan. 12, at 10:00 o'clock in the morning being at the time of his demise 70 years, 5 months, and 26 days of age. He came to Crawford county in 1875 living with his parents in Jackson township. He made this township his home until 1918 when he moved to Denison, and with his sisters, has lived in the home in the west part of the city.

He leaves to mourn his death his two devoted sisters, Mary and Lizzie and one brother, E.P. Brogan of Denver, Colo, other relatives and many friends. Five brothers and two sisters have preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held for him today at St. Rose of Lima Church, Father Bradley officiating and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Vail. The pallbearers were: John Houlihan, Mike Magner, Detlof Winck, James and Jerry O'Connor, P.J. Farrelly, and John Meehan.

The Bulletin extends to the bereaved relatives a sincere sympathy in the hour of their sorrow.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, James Sr. (abt 1830 - 1921)

Denison Bulletin
Reached Ripe Old Age of Ninety-one
James Brogan Sr. of Vail
Died Thursday, July 28, 1921
At his home
Coming to Crawford County in 1875
He Was One of The Real Pioneers of This Section

James Brogan Sr., one the the pioneers of Crawford county died Thursday at his home in Vail, reaching the old age of 91 years.

He was born in County Galway, Ireland, later moving to Roscommon. In April 1856 he bode farewell to his native land embarking for America and locating for a time in the vicinity of Sterling, Ill.

Afterwards he bought *** acres of land near DeWitt, Iowa and here he was united in marriage to Bridget Finneran in January 1869. In 1874 he bought 240 acres in West Side Township, this county, and the following year moved with his family to the new country, where he broke the virgin soil and endured the hardships of the early pioneers. He resided on the homestead for forty years, making his home with his son Peter T.

On April 12, 1882, his wife died leaving him alone to rear five small children. Mr. Brogan was a devout Christian, a good citizen and kind father and numbered his friends and his acquaintances.

The funeral took place Saturday. A requiem high mass was celebrated by J.W. Ryan, afterwards his remains being laid to rest in St. Ann's Cemetery at Vail, by the side of his beloved wife, and two children who preceded him many years ago. His six grandsons, John Lynch, James, Edward, Lloyd and Raymond Brogan acted as pall bearers.

Besides one sister, Mrs. Catherine Kearnes, he leaves two daughters, and three sons, Mrs. Kate Lynch, Mrs. W.H. Lynch, James W., John S., and Peter T. Brogan, all living near Vail, excepting Mrs. W. H. Lynch who resides at Omaha.

The Bulletin joins the many friends of the family in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, Jim (? - 1918)

Obituary as it appeared in the Denison Review on January 23, 1918

Jim Brogan quietly passed away at his home on Tuesday morning. He has suffered a great deal for a long time. He was well known to the people of Jackson township as he had spent the greater part of his life there.

He leaves to mourn his death two sisters, Lizzy and Mary at home; four brothers, William, of Nebraska; Edward of Odebolt; Tom, of Brogan, and Frank, at home. He was laid to rest in St. Ann's cemetery Thursday. The relatives have our sincere sympathy.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, John (1824 - 1912)

Obituary as it appeared in the Denison Review, September 4, 1912

Death came quietly and peacefully to John Brogan at his home in Jackson township, Crawford county, on August 25, 1912, at the advanced age of 88 years.

Deceased was born in County Donegal, Ireland, June 24, 1824 and came with his parents to this county in 1844. He was married February 9, 1849 in Chester Pennsylvania to Jane McCloskey. In 1850 he, with his wife, came to Clinton county, Iowa and located eight miles north of DeWitt.

Anyone knowing of the hardships and struggles that the early settlers in this part of the country had to endure will have some idea what these people went through. In those early days the John Brogan home was known far and near as the place where the traveler was sure of a meal and a night's lodging.

In 1874 after twenty-four years in Clinton county he disposed of his property and came to Jackson township, Crawford county. Here he was one of the early settlers and the hospitality of his home was well known. He served at times as township trustee and a member of the school board with credit and was always faithful to the trust reposed of him. He was a practical Catholic and gave freely of his time and money to build the first Catholic church that was erected at Vail. Mr. Brogan was a man of splendid character, who enjoyed the confidence of the people, All who knew him were his staunch friends, and no word of disparagement has been uttered against him, In business affairs his conduct was absolutely above reproach, and as a neighbor and friend those who enjoyed the privilege of his acquaintances say they never knew a better. He was everything that a good man should be. He left his family well provided for on one of the best and highly improved farms in Jackson township.

Besides his wife, there are left to mourn his death six sons and two daughters. Their names are: William of Tilden, Neb.; Andrew, of Boyer; Thomas, of Brogan; Edward of Schaller; James, Of Arlington, Neb.; Frank, Mary and Lizzie at home.

The funeral took place Tuesday from St. Ann's church. Rev. Peter Murphy conducted the services, and Rev. Jas. Murphy preached the funeral sermon and spoke highly of the life of the deceased. The pall bearers were his six grandchildren. A large procession of friends and neighbors attended the funeral at St. Ann's cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. May he rest in peace.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, John Sylvester (1875-1949)

Denison Bulletin - June 24, 1949
John Sylvester Brogan
Born: March 21, 1875 in Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa
Parents: James P. Brogan and Bridget Finneran Brogan
Spouse: Catherine "Kittie" A. Giblin
Married: February 8, 1899 at St. Ann's Church, Vail, Iowa
Children: John, Catherine (Earl Harrington), Margaret (Leo Adams) , Raymond, two who died as infants
Death: June 17, 1949 at Carroll, Iowa
Burial: June 20, 1949 at St. Ann's Cemetery
Siblings: Catherine (John T. Lynch), James, Mary Ellen (William Lynch), Peter, Bridget

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, Mary Jane McClosky (? - 1914)

Obituary as it appeared in the Denison Review on Wednesday, July 8, 1914

Mrs. John Brogan, of Jackson Township, Sustains Bad Fall From which Death Results
Leaves Six Sons and Two daughters to Mourn Her Death - Buried at Vail on Monday

Brogan, July 7 -- Grandma Brogan passed away Saturday after a few days illness, which was brought about by a fall. She was one of the early settlers in this community and loved by all who knew her.

Mrs. Brogan was born in Ireland and when a small child came to America and located near this place. She was united in marriage to Mr. John Brogan, and the union was blessed with eleven children, three of whom died in infancy.

She leaves to mourn her death six sons and two daughters, namely: Edward, of Odebolt; Will, of Tilden, Neb; James, of Arlington, Neb; Tom of Crawford; Andrew, of Boyer; Frank, Elizabeth, and Mary, residing at home. Her husband departed this life about two years ago.

Funeral services were held at St. Ann's church in Vail on Monday and a large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their respects in the lovable old lady.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogan, Thomas (1856 - 1922)

Obituary as it appeared in the Denison Bulletin on January 3, 1923 and the Denison Review on December 27, 1922

Thomas Brogan, Jackson Township Citizen Since 1875, Called by Death Jackson Township, December 26 - Special - Thomas Brogan, highly respected citizen of Jackson Township, passed away at his home Dec. 21, 1922 at 12:35 p.m.

A little over a year ago Mr. Brogan was stricken with rheumatism and since that time he has not been able to carry on the farm work, but was able to be up and about the house and also to be outside when the weather was favorable.

On December 18, about midnight, he awoke with a severe headache. Calling his wife he told her his head ached so it was most unbearable, after which he became unconscious and never regained consciousness. All the loving hands and medical aid could do was done, but to no avail.

Mr. Brogan was born at DeWitt, Clinton county, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1856, and moved with his parents to Crawford county in 1875. He was married to Miss Louerie Williams Aug. 22, 1885, and to this union three children were born, all of whom are left with the devoted wife to mourn his death. Mr. Brogan was a kind and loving husband and father and a good neighbor and friend.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife and three children, Matthew, of Wall Lake; Frank, of Herring, and Mrs. L.H. Christensen, of Denison; also five grandchildren and two sisters, Misses Mary and Elizabeth Brogan, of Denison, and four brothers, William, of Tilden, Neb; Frank of Denison; Eddie of Odebolt, and Andrew, of Carroll, besides a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Catholic church at Wall Lake and he was laid to rest in the Wall Lake cemetery.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Brogden, Harvey (abt. 1899 - 1912)

Denison Review 6-5-1912
Lad Takes Own Life by Hanging - Harvey Brogden of Near Deloit, 13 Years of Age, Hangs Himself Thursday Morning - Cause May Never Be Known - Was Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brogden - Parents are Heart Broken Because of Act.

Nothing has so startled the community at Deloit as did the sudden death of Harvey Brogden, 13 years of age, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brogden of that place. His death occurred on Thursday early in the afternoon and was caused by his hanging himself in the barn.

The incentive which induced him to take his own life may never be exactly known, although it is surmised that some disappointment suddenly came into his life by reason of a slight misunderstanding with one of the other children. It certainly was a great shock to his grief-stricken parents, the mother being overcome to such an extent as to require the services of a physician. The news spread rapidly and soon a large number of friends, relatives and neighbors gathered to ender assistance and comfort the grief stricken parents.

The funeral services were held at Deloit on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Elder C. J. Hunt officiating. The church was crowded to overflowing with relatives and friends, thus showing their sympathy by their presence. There were many floral offerings decorating the casket and pulpit. The pall bearers were Laurin Patchin, Andrew Newcom, Vernon Spence, Glen Dunbar, Don Wilkinson and Dennis Streeter, all comrades and friends of the deceased. The death of this young man is mourned by his father, mother, his brother, Chester, and his twin brother, Murray, besides other relatives. It was but a few months ago that these sorrowing parents lost two children, being twins, both dying in infancy on the same day. It seems that Mr. and Mrs. Brogden have had more than their share of trouble. They have the assurance that the sympathy of the entire community is with them in their sad hour of grief.

Denison Review 6-12-1912 - Deloit
In the obituary of Harvey Brogden in last week's issue it should have read Arden Newcom instead of Andrew and the twin babies that died were but a few months of age at death and were the eldest children of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brogden.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Mrs. N. H. Brogden(1846 - 1909)

Denison Review 3-24-09
Death Calls Deloit Mother
Mrs. N. H. Brogden Goes to Her Long Rest
The Mother of Ten Children
Closes a Long and Useful Life Surrounded by Her Loves Ones
Many mourn her Death

Rebecca Ann Zea was born in New York state, August 25, 1846 and died at her home near Deloit, March 21, 1909, and at her death was 62 years, 6 months and 26 days. She moved with her parents to Tama county, Iowa and about 1860 or 61 came to Crawford county. She married Newton H. Brogden, July 1, 1866. Ten children were born to them, three of them were taken away in infancy leaving three boys and four girls; Eugene Brodgen, Mrs. Nellie Estes, Mrs. Cora Cose and Mrs. Bessie Cose of Deloit and Mrs. Stella Taylor of Dale, Neb., Alfred and Clarence Brogden of Laurel, Neb. They also have 23 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Brogden moved near Deloit about 1868 on the farm where they still resided where they have reared their family, and all have married. Their youngest daughter, Bessie and husband, have stayed at their home and cared for her mother since their marriage of about fifteen months. Mrs. Brogden united with the L. D. S. church Feb. 27, 1876 and remained a faithful member until death. For several months she has been an invalid but had recovered enough to take a few steps before she took her last illness.

Her children were all present during her last few days on earth except her son Alfred. She leaves besides husband and children, her aged father, S. Zea, of Denison, three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Nancy Dunbar of Deloit, Mrs. Wm. Hunt of Omaha, Mrs. Fred Landon of Boyer, Edward and George Zea of Denison and Isaac Zea of South Dakota.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., Elder C. J. Hunt preaching the sermon and the remains were laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery. Mrs. Brogden having lived here so many years, has a wide circle of friends who join in sympathy for sorrowing relatives who are passing through the sever trial. Their loss is her gain, her suffering is over and she has gone to meet the reward of the faithful. We, therefore, commend them to "Him who doeth all things well."

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winnie G. Browne (1872 - 1918)

Denison Review - Wednesday, August 21, 1918 and
Browne, Winnie G. Denison Review August 28,1918 - Deloit Items

Winnie G. Browne, nee Turner, was born in Milford township on the farm three miles northeast of Deloit on July 20, 1872, and died at Spencer, Iowa, Aug. 20, 1918, being forty-six years and one moth old at the time of her death.

Her death was caused by a fall from an automobile, while suffering from a spell of dizziness resulting in a fracture of the base of her skull. The fall rendered her unconscious and although all was done that physicians and skilled nurses could do, there was no hope from the first and after sixty-one hours of coma, she passed peacefully away without a struggle, never regaining consciousness.

She was buried from the L. D. S. church in Deloit on Thursday, August 22nd, having been hurt Sunday, Aug.18th at 10:30 A.M. and dying Tuesday at 11:30 PM.

She was the daughter of Sarah and James Turner, deceased late of this community. Her father had for years been an elder and president of the Deloit branch of the L. D. S. church of which branch she in her fourteenth year became a member. She had for thirty-two years been a continuous and devoted member of this branch clinging with increasing devotion to her church and faith as the years went by, looking ahead to death with a faith that it was only a happy transition to better things.

In 1892, on the 14th day of February, she was united in marriage to Stanley Browne. This husband and three children, Edna, Clifford and Blossom, are left behind to mourn her untimely and tragic death and realize the irreparable loss that the death of wife and mother brings. Three children born in the union died in infancy and lie in the Deloit cemetery by their mother.

Mrs. Browne was one of Crawford's most successful teachers for the past 24 years, having taught 17 years in Goodrich township alone, nine consecutive years in District No. 1 and six years in District No. 5.

She ever favored and supported every move to make her community a better place in which to live and her whole life centered in her church and family to which she gave untiring hours of toil and devotion.

To her family and friends the loss cannot be replaced and she will be especially missed in church and community work.

Besides her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her, three sisters, Grace McMillian and Addie Raymond of Wichita, Kansas., Viola Stovall, of Peabody Kans., also two brothers James Turner of Deloit and Millard Turner of Denison, besides many other relatives in this community.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Buenz, William F. (1862 - 1937)

September 16, 1937
Wm. F. Buenz was killed in an auto accident Sunday afternoon September 12, on highway 141 near Charter Oak.

Wilhelm F, Buenz was born December 11, 1862, in Holstein. In 1882 at the age of 20 he embarked for the United States where he planned to make his future home. He made his way to Scott county, Iowa, where he worked for several years as a farm hand. Feeling the urge to go farther west, he went to Crawford county and made his home with his half sister; Mrs. Hans Kuehl. Having learned the carpenter trade in Germany he worked at this profession for three years.

On February 19, 1891, he was united in marriage to Lizzie P. Anderson in the Grant township church in Ida county. The young couple farmed in Crawford county from 1891 until 1898. In 1898 Mr. and Mrs. Buenz moved to Battle Creek, where Mr. Buenz was employed by the A. A. Barrick Implement Dealers. Later he formed a partnership with Herman Deibert and bought out the A. A. Barrick Implement business. This partnership continued ;until the depression of 1907 when Mr. Deibert bought out Mr. Buenz. He was employed for a short time by the E. A. Christiansen General Store.

In 1908 he was employed by the city of Battle Creek to take charge of the gas plant and the water plant. He continued in the employ of the city for a period of 27 years which was almost continuous except for a year that he worked in the Chas. E. Churchill electric light plant.

Five children were born to this union. They are Henry D. Buenz of Battle Creek; Jenny P. Williams of Ida Grove, Agnes D. Young of Ida Grove, Albert O. Buenz of Whittenberg, Texas; and Lester Buenz of Charter Oak.

W. F. Buenz joined the order of Odd Fellows August 21, 1902, and had been an active member ; up to the time of his death, He was also a charter member of Oak Rebekah lodge No. 361. In 1914 he became a member of the Maple Leaf Encampment, and was a charter member of this organization also.

His wife preceded him in death April 12, 1925. Surviving Mr. Buenz are the five children mentioned above and ten grandchildren.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Bumphrey, George W. ( - 1911)

Denison Review 8-9-1911 - Manilla

Last Tuesday morning about four o'clock occurred the death of one of Manilla's old settlers, George W. Bumphrey. He had been sick only a few days before his death.

Mr. Bumphrey is well known in this community, having lived here all his life. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death, besides many friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. G. F. Canom, and interment made in Irwine cemetery. The Review extends sympathy.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

James Butler (1856 - 1939)

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James Butler was born in 1856 in Niagara County, New York, and passed away at the home of his son William Butler in Charter Oak, Iowa, May 25th, 1939, at 6:15 in the morning, at the age of 83 years.

He was baptised when he was five years old. He had lived in this vicinity nearly all his life. He was employed by the Green Bay Lumber Company fourteen years.

He was married to Miss Margaret Houlihan and to this union nine children were born.

His wife and five children preceded him in death. Those left to mourn are Edward and Michael of Omaha, Mrs. Nell Hayes of Granit Pass, Oregon, Wm. Butler of Charter Oak and a sister, Mrs. John Smith of Dunlap.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home and at 9:00 o'clock at St. Boniface church with Rev. Father Schumacher in charge. Interment was made at the Catholic cemetery. Out-of-town relatives were Lorens and James Butler of Denison and Mr.and Mrs. Hershel Butler of Kenwood.

Submitted by Jodie Butler

Sarah Sager Baer (1810 - 1897)

Denison Review - February 24, 1897

Mrs. Sarah Sager Baer was born in Ohio, July 10th, 1810 and entered into rest at Denison, Iowa, Feb. 19th, 1897, aged 86 years, 7 months and 9 days.

She was married to Samuel Baer, Dec. 11, 1828, residing in Pennsylvania for some years, where her husband died about forty years ago. She then came to Iowa, living in Clinton County for twelve years and for the past eighteen years in Denison. She was the mother of twelve children.

In her Christian life she was connected with the Mennonite and Lutheran Church in the East, but for many years she has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. Her faith in God was implicit, her confidence in the promises of his word steadfast and her love for the sanctuary unfailing. For years she has been calmly waiting the Lord's call to the eternal home. The end came to her in peace and she has entered into the rest that remaineth for the people of God, while her children "rise up and call her blessed."

The funeral services were largely attended at the Presbyterian Church on Sabbath morning, with appropriate singing by the choir and a consolatory sermon by her pastor, Rev. A. G. Martyn, on Heb. 11:25, "The Better Resurrection," after which the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Mrs. Francis R. Beck (1837 - 1902)

Denison Review - January 10, 1902

On Monday, January 6, from St. Ann Church, occurred the funeral of Mrs. Francis R. Beck, Rev. Father Murphy officiating and paying a grand tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased.

Mrs. Francis R. Beck was born at Wysiny, Poland, Prussia, April 16, 1837. She came to this country July 3, 1854 and settled in Sycamore, Ill., where she remained until 1857.

From there she moved to Comanche, Ia., where she was married to Frederick William Beck, Oct. 3, 1859, by Father Jean, pastor of the Catholic Church of Lyons, Ia.

Unto this union were born six children - Mary E., now Mrs. John Shoemaker of Sioux City, Ia., Julia T. now Mrs. Wallie W. VanVleck of Whiting, Ia., Henry J. and William J. of Vail, Anna E. now Mrs. George Tempest of Vail and Francis B. now Mrs. William Terry of Denison, Ia.

In the year 1878 on Sept. 3 she removed to Vail, Ia., where she remained till the time of her death, which occurred at 5:30 Friday evening, Jan. 3, surrounded by her entire family after a lingering illness of nearly two years duration. The deceased was always an upright woman, a genial companion and a loving and devoted wife. To mourn the loss of these she leaves three sisters, six children, ten grandchildren and a loving husband.

By request of the deceased the following acted as pall bearers; J. G. Shoemaker, W. W. Van Vleck, W. E. Terry, G. L. Tempest, W. J. and H. J. Beck. Her remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of people and all that was mortal of Mrs. Beck was confined to mother earth. May her soul rest in peace.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Susan Lick Binnel (1826 - 1901)

Denison Review - February 26, 1901

Miss Susan Lick was born at Domington, Herefordshire, England, Jan. 18, 1826, and was baptized into Christ in 1847.

She was married to Mr. Thos. Binnell in June 1848. Of this happy union ten children were born, four sons and six daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Binnel came to America, landing at New Orleans in 1848. They located at Cainsville, Ia., where Council Bluffs now stands, in 1856. From there they came to Crawford County and located at North Grove in 1862 where they have resided the greater part of the time ever since. They have been well and favorably known in this county for many years.

Mrs. Binnel died at the home of Mr. H. B. Johnson, near Dow City, Feb. 20, 1901. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Elder C. E. Butterworth at 2 o'clock p.m. on the 23rd and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Manteno, to await the resurrection of the just.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Sarah Hunt Bonsall (1830 - 1903)

Denison Review - November 11, 1903

Sarah Hunt was born in Chester County, Pa. March 6, 1830, where she spent her childhood and girlhood days.

Feb. 28, 1850 she was married to Joseph W. Bonsall. They continued to make their home in the same vicinity until the fall of 1861 when they came west locating in Cedar County, Iowa. This was their home until Marc. 1874, when they removed to Crawford Co. Ever since they have lived in Dow City, Dunlap or the immediate vicinity.

Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, four of whom have preceded their mother to the great beyond.

At the age of 14 she was converted and united with the Baptist church, but at her marriage she withdrew from the Baptists and united with the Friends church, her husband being a member of that organization. After taking up her residence in Dunlap there being no church of the Friends denomination, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and afterwards became a member of the Congregational church, but upon her removal to Dow City, she again united with the Methodist church. To her the facts of religion were every day experiences and her gentle manner and pleasant smile were but the indications of the beautiful soul encased in the maternal body. A loving wife, an affectionate mother, sincere friend - what more can be said - she done her work well.

She died shortly after twelve o'clock Wednesday morning Nov. 4 at the age of 73 years, 7 mos and 29 days. The funeral was held at the M. E. church by the pastor, Rev. Varley, officiating. A memorial service will be conducted in Dunlap Sunday where she was also well known. The Enterprise extends sympathy to bereaved ones. - Dow City Enterprise.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Calvin J. Bowling (1863 - 1901)

Denison Review - January 22, 1901

Calvin J. Bowling died on Sunday, January 20th, at his home in Algona, Iowa, after an attack of pneumonia, of but short duration. His brother-in-law, Mr. Homer Patridge, went immediately to Algona and on Monday evening his body was brought to Denison for interment.

Funeral services were held this afternoon under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, of which fraternity he was a valued member. Services were held at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. Bowling's mother-in-law, as she is ill at present and was unable to attend the public service held at the Presbyterian church immediately after. The church and home were beautified by floral tributes sent by many friends. Rev. A. G. Martyn preached an eloquent and touching funeral sermon and the Presbyterian choir furnished appropriate music. A large number of friends and relatives were present and the Knights of Pythias attended in a body to show their respect for their deceased brother. The pall bearers were Messrs. C. C. Kemming, W. C. Rollins, Will Seeman, Andrew Stewart, August Moeller and J. J. Wieland.

Calvin J. Bowling was born in Bath, Mason County, Ill. on May 6, 1863. He removed to Denison with his parents while a youth and he is well known to all the older residents of our city. He was always an industrious, temperate and well conducted young man; a great lover of home and family and a man who did his utmost to care for and protect his loved ones.

Mr. Bowling was married June 22, 1891 to Miss Alice Estella Cook. Their married life together was but brief as his wife died on September 22, 1892, shortly after the birth of a son.

On November 30, 1896, Mr. Bowling was married to Miss Florence Patridge of this city, who survives him. Their married life together was of the happiest and it was only last Christmas that they visited Denison relatives appearing to be as happy and as prosperous young couple as could be found. The heart-felt sympathy of the community goes out to the young widow and her children, to the invalid mother and his bereaved brother.

Submitted by Melba, McDowell

Joseph Brogden (1824 - 1901)

Denison Review - August 20, 1901

On Monday morning our community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Joseph Brogden, one of the earliest settlers of Crawford County and one of its sturdiest pioneers. Mr. Brogden has been in poor health during the entire summer and the prolonged heated term seemed especially bad for him. He complained to several of the state of his health and but a short time ago the Review chronicled the fact that he had had a sinking spell. He was an earnest, sincere and honest man and contributed much to the upbuilding of Crawford County. He leaves a family of sons and daughters each of whom is a credit not only to his parentage but to the community. There are many friends who will mourn his loss and who will remember his life work in this county with kind and pleasant memories. Mr. Joseph Brogden was of English parentage.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., June 7th, 1824, being in his seventy eighth year at the time of his death. He was nine years of age when his parents moved to Ohio. At seventeen he began learning the blacksmith trade at Cleveland. After completing his trade he worked at it for six years in that city. While there he was married to Miss Helen Johnston, a native of Vermont. From Cleveland he removed to Illinois and in the spring of 1855 he brought his family across the country in a wagon to Crawford County and settled at Mason's Grove. Here he purchased 140 acres of land and began to make a home farming and doing what blacksmithing was demanded. He shod the first horse ever shod in Crawford county and sharpened the first plow. After living at this place for two years he purchased land in various other localities and located on a tract of land on section 2, Denison Township. Here he erected a small house, 12 x 16 feet with the expectation of making it his permanent home. In the fall of 1857 he became dissatisfied with the west however and returned to Illinois, leaving some 260 acres of land he had purchased and begun to improve. When he left Council Bluffs he had a draft for $1,100 in his pocket and when he landed in Illinois he was penniless, owing to the unstable condition of monetary affairs. It was this early experience which led him to change his political belief at a later date and to be an ardent advocate of sound money. He was obliged to go to work for a former employer and in a year he saved enough to enable him to return to Iowa. He settled in Denison and engaged in blacksmithing, but in a few years he again moved to his farm in Denison Township. He has at various times owned a number of fine farms in this county and he was able to give to each of his children a fine farm as a start in life which they have appreciated and have become good citizens and worthy children of an industrious and honorable man.

Mr. Brogden lost his first wife, October 1, 1869 and his second wife, nee Letitia Morris, died July 31, 1888.

The children by his first marriage are as follows: Newton H., Martha (deceased) , Francis H. , Cora, wife of Clarence Cose of Deloit, Charles, Mary (deceased), and Edgar.

His second wife bore him two daughters, Flora and Martha, both of whom are deceased.

Mr. Brogden was married to Mrs. Maggie Dean Hollenbeck, September 14, 1890. She has been a pleasant, helpful and faithful companion to him and her grief at his death is most sincere and heartfelt. In 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Brogden removed to Denison where they have since resided, Mr. Brogden enjoying the fruits of a life of industry and success. We sincerely sympathize with the children and with the wife who are left to mourn the loss of a good father, a faithful husband and an upright citizen.

The funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at the home and later a public service will be held at the First Methodist Church, Rev. E. M. Holmes officiating. A large number of friends will undoubtedly be present.

Submitted by Melba McDowell