Clarinda Herald Journal
RITES MONDAY FOR FORMER RECORDER
Mrs. Frank Hamilton Died at
Red Oak Hospital Friday
Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church here this Monday afternoon for Mrs. Frank S.
HAMILTON, 55, the former Ruth I. PARKER, who was county recorder here from 1924 to 1936.
Mrs. HAMILTON, sister of
Mrs. George E. OWEN of Clarinda, died of pneumonia Friday [April 15, 1950] in a Red Oak hospital. She was taken to the hospital
April 15 for treatment of neck and throat lacerations which officials were told were self-inflicted. She had been
ill for some time.
Mrs. HAMILTON was born [April of 1895] at Mount Ayr and took the position as Page county deputy recorder in 1916.
She became recorder in 1925 and remained in that position until shortly before her marriage in 1936.
She and her husband, a
bank cashier, lived in Harlan until moving to Red Oak last year. Mrs. HAMILTON was a member of the First Presbyterian
church and the Order of the Eastern Star.Survivors.
Surviving besides her husband are:
a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank WIRTH of Harlan; three sisters, Mrs. George E. OWEN of Clarinda; Mrs. B. N. RODGERS of
Seattle, Wash. and Miss Myrtle PARKER, also of Seattle.
The Rev. Richard CHAMBER, DD, of Red Oak and the Rev.
C. E. HAWTHORNE, DD, of Clarinda were in charge of the services here. Pallbearers were B. I. PATRICK, Harlan,
Loy O. MASON, Winterset, Raymond BLOEDEH, Malvern, H. W. OUREN, Harlan, Dr. Max BROWN, Red Oak, and Charles A.
REESE, Red Oak.
Organist was Mrs. Helen HALL HOSKINSON of Clarinda. Vocal soloists were Mrs. Harriett DAVIDSON and
Mrs. Orville SWANSON. The flower committee consisted of Mrs. Orville McCREIGHT, MRs. Gerald GAFF, Mrs. Robert BROWN
and Mrs. Kenneth HOLBROOK. Burial was in the Clarinda cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012
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