Sweet Springs Herald
Sweet Springs, Missouri
OBITUARY - JOHN W. HURD
John W. HURD was born in Marion County, Iowa, April 15, 1862 and died August 14, 1931 at his home south of Sweet Springs.
He was married to Mary Isabel DeMOSS on November 6, 1881, at Red Rock, Iowa. To this union were born five boys and two
girls: Roy HURD, Fristoe, Mo., John L. HURD, Beaconfield, Iowa, Albert HURD, Canyon Station, Wyoming, Maude JOHNSON,
Sweet Springs, Richard HURD, Diagonal, Iowa, and Raleigh HURD, of Marshallton, Iowa, and daughter, Myra WARNER of Sweet
Mrs. HURD died January 24, 1902 and on May 20, 1907 he was married to Eva [nee BILLINGS] Van DUESEN at Warsaw, Mo. He is
survived by his widow and seven children, nineteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one brother, P[otter].
HURD of Hornick, Iowa.
He was a member of the following fraternal orders: Odd Fellows, Masons and Rebekahs. He united with the Baptist church,
known as the Post Oak Baptist church in Benton Co., Missouri, many years ago, where his membership remained until the
church was disbanded, and on July 14, 1931 he placed his membership with the Baptist church at Sweet Springs, Missouri,
where it remained until his death.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. B. ROSE. The Odd Fellows and the Masons were represented in the burial service,
the Odd Fellows acting as pall bearers and the Masons rendering burial ceremonies in Fairview cemetery [Sweet Springs, MO].
Transcripton by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2009
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