Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa
July of 1908
To the Editor of the Globe:
Enclosed please find obituary of Mrs. C. H. HOYLE,clipped from the Osceola Sentinel. Old settlers in and near Kellerton
will remember her as being the first child born in Kellerton. If I remember rightly, the railroad company gave her a lot in
Kellerton in honor of her being the first child born in Kellerton. Her father, J. P. WILEY, I believe, was the first ticket
agent in Kellerton.
Respectfully, E. T. BEEDE
Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa
July of 1908
Bessie L. WILEY, daughter of J. P. and Happa WILEY, was born in Kellerton, Iowa, December 26, 1897, and died at Ft. Worth, Texas,
July 8, 1908, at the age of 28 years, 7 months, and 12 days. At the tender age of 12 years she made public profession of her
faith in Christ at Murray. On the 16th of April, 1902, she was united in marriage to C. H. HOYLE, in Des Moines, who was
with her at the time of her death, and her mother, brother, and sister, as well as many other relatives and friends are
left to mourn her early departure.
For the past four years, nearly, Mrs. HOYLE has been a sufferer from comsumption. During
this time she has made her home in Dallas, Texas, in the hope that she might obtain relief and regain her health. Through all
this long period of suffering and waiting, she was kind, patient, cheerful and hopeful. . . Her father passed into the world beyond
nearly twentyyears ago.
Funeral services were conducted from the home of Hiram LAMB in Murray, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon,
by A. J. CARRICK, minister of the Christian church, of which she was a member. Interment was made in the family lot in the
NOTE: While A. A. PEASLEY was mayor of Kellerton in 1900, he received a letter from Mrs. HOYLE, who was then
living in Des Moines, asking if he could give her the number of the lot and block that had been given to her by the railroad
company at her birth. Mr. PEASLEY made a thorough search of all the available town and county records, but was unable to
find the desired information.
Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2010
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