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Enright, George (1840 - 1912)

Denison Review 2-21-1912 - Denison

At his home in Denison, Iowa, on Saturday morning Feb. 17, 1912, at 8:20, Mr. George Enright aged 72 years.

Deceased as born at Perth, Canada, in the year 1840 and came with his parents to the United States in 1848, the family settling in Chicago. The same year, however, they moved to Davenport, Iowa. In 1857 Mr. Enright went to Cedar county, this state, where he resided until 1880, when he came to Crawford county, where he has since resided. In 1866 he was married at DeWitt, Iowa to Miss Margaret Grant. To this marriage there were twelve children born, namely: John, in Denison; Mrs. Lewis, Storm Lake; Mr. Worley, Sac City; Geo. O., address unknown; Martin, Storm Lake; Wm. A., Philippine Islands, C. S., Army; Mrs. LeMay, Storm Lake; Edward, Oregon; Maurice, Storm Lake; Walter, Davenport; Clem and Clarence, twins, Found du Lac, Wis.

Mrs. Enright died in 1890 and in 1898 deceased was married to Mrs. Cecelia Sike, who survives him. In 1861 Mr. Enright enlisted in Co. I., 26th Iowa Infantry and served two years when he was honorably discharged on account of disability.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Evans, Warren Bourne (1844 - 1909)

Warren Bourne Evans was born in Mechanicsville, N. Y., March 13, 1844 and died at the home of his nephew, Dr. D. D. Talcott, at Crofton, Nebr. June 17, 1909.

His early childhood was spent in Mechanicsville, until about the age of seventeen when he entered the Burr and Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt. Where he remained for about four years. He then became a student in a medical college in New York City but was soon called home by the death of his father. In 1871 he entered Iowa University where he graduated from the college of medicine in 1873. He came to Dow City in 1877 where he engaged in the drug business and the practice of medicine.

March 31, 1880 he was united in marriage with Miss Agnes Butler. They lived in Dow City for fifteen years, moving to Arion in 1895 where they have since resided.

During this time he held many town and county offices. He was mayor and postmaster of Dow City for several years and held the same offices in Arion. He was also county coroner and U. S. pension examiner. Dr. Evans always took great interest in all political questions and was an untiring worker for the Republican party and held the respect of his political opponents.

The following are left to mourn his departure: The bereaved wife, a son - Dr. Frank of Dixon, Nebr., a daughter Mrs. Byron Clow of Omaha, Nebr., a son Burton of American Falls, Idaho and the youngest son Guild who resides at home and one sister Mrs. Wheadon of Rupert, Vt. their little daughter Bessie having gone on before.

For ten years he was a sufferer from diabetes. After a heavy winter's work in his profession his health failed rapidly. Thinking a change of climate would be beneficial to his health he started for the west in April. Finding he was receiving no benefit he returned home reaching Arion about middle of May.

A little over two weeks ago he went to the home of his son, Dr. Frank, of Dixon, Nebr. After staying in the hospital a few days, Dr. Frank took him to Sioux City to consult with a specialist and they decided to take him to St. Joseph's hospital for treatment. After remaining several days he decided to go to Crofton and visit for a short time at the homes of his nephews Drs. J. M. and D. D. Talcott before returning to his home in Arion. Just the evening previous to his death he spent the time in pleasant conversation with his friends in his usual genial manner. He rested well during the night until eight o'clock Thursday morning when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy passing peacefully away shortly after.

The remains were brought to Arion and interred in the family burying ground south of Arion.

Dow City Enterprise 6-25-1909

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Fred Evers (1849 - 1909)

Denison Review 4-28-1909 - Westside
Found Dead in His Bed
Lifeless Form of Fred Evers Found by Neighbors at his Home.
Heart Failure was the Cause of his Death.

In our West Side correspondence will be found a mention of the death of Mr. Fred Evers. He was missed by his neighbors and when his home was entered he was found dead in his bed. An examination showed that heart failure was the cause. He was a brother-in-law of Mr. Chas. Evers of Denison and was well known throughout the county.

Mr. Evers was born in Petersdorf by Oldenburg, Schleswig, Holstein, Oct. 13, 1849. He came to America in 1871 and first settled in Rock Island, Ill. He was married in 1874 and during the same year came to West Side in this county.

He had nine children, all of whom are dead, his devoted wife died on March 27th, 1908 and he was thus alone in the world. He was a good and kindly man, honest, industrious and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at West Side and the remains were then brought to Denison, interment being made in the Nissen cemetery.

Submitted by Melba McDowell