Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biographies Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
rose.jpg
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, November 30, 1944

OBITUARY ~ JOHN SAMUEL KILGORE

From Mrs. Fred Stoaks of Clearfield comes the following obituary of her brother-in-law, J. S. Kilgore, with the added information:

"He was well known by the older settlers and his grandfather, John Kilgore, was one of first settlers in Taylor County, a few miles east of Lenox. I know there are a lot of people yet who remember him. His wife, a daughter of the late C. B. Atkins, was raised in Lenox and vicinity. She passed away in 1929."

John Samuel Kilgore, son of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Matilda Kilgore, was born near Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa, August 3, 1873, the oldest of four children, and departed this life November 19, 1944, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Beede, of Kellerton, Iowa, after an illness of eight days.

He was married to Rachel Jane Atkins March 23, 1899. To this union nine children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Harry Wayne, and one daughter, Mrs. Lois N. Brown. Five sons and two daughters survive: Zenas R. Kilgore and Charles J. Kilgore of Diagonal, Marl V. Kilgore of Mansfield, Mo.; Paul Randall Kilgore of Buffalo, Mo., Eunice V. Hartvigson of Salmon, Idaho, Mildred L. Beede of Kellerton, and Harold Marvin Kilgore of Kellerton.

Only one sister, Mrs. Anna Davenport of Shannon City, survives him, as one sister and brother preceded him in death. Twenty-six grandchildren are left to mourn his loss.

When a child he united with the Christian church and lived a devoted and true Christian life.

With the exception of about two years he spent in Oklahoma, his entire like was spent in Taylor, Union, Adams and Ringgold counties.

For the past seven years he had not been able to actively follow his life's work of farming, because of failing health, but had made his home with some of his children. Enough cannot be said of his devotion for his children and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian church at Diagonal, with the Rev. Kenneth Hunt, pastor of the Kellerton Christian church, in charge. Interment was in the family lot in Harmony cemetery, in Union county.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, May of 2011

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

Return to:

A - B OBITUARIES INDEX         C OBITUARIES INDEX              D OBITUARIES INDEX
E - F - G OBITUARIES INDEX    H - I - J OBITUARIES INDEX      K - L OBITUARIES INDEX
M OBITUARIES INDEX              N - O - P OBITUARIES INDEX    Q - R OBITUARIES INDEX
S - T OBITUARIES INDEX          U - V - W OBITUARIES INDEX   X - Y - Z OBITUARIES INDEX


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.