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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, June 27, 1929

OBITUARY ~ ROBERT G. SNODGRASS

Friends here have received word of the death at Ellston of Robert Snodgrass, who for over twenty years lived ten miles east of this city. His two sons, Orville and Choll, reside at Diagonal. A number from Lenox attended the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. J. E. Matheny, of Diagonal.

Robert G. Snodgrass, a resident of Diagonal and the community for many years, passed away at his home in Ellston last Friday. The news of his death was received in Diagonal with exceeding regret for he had a great manyfriends, in this community. Mr. Snodgrass was in his usual good health up to a few days before his death and after being treated by a physician, seemed to be gaining but the end came very suddenly.

Mr. Snodgrass for many years conducted a farm some miles northwest of Diagonal and some years ago came to Diagonal to make this town his home. Since leaving Diagonal he has conducted a hotel at Ellston and was quite prominent in the business circles and at the time of his death was mayor of the town.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Ellston Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. E. Matheny, pastor of the Diagonal Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Saville, the local pastor of the church at Ellston. After the services the remains were brought to Diagonal and after short services at which his friends here were allowed to view the remains, they were laid to rest in the Diagonal cemetery.

Mr. Snodgrass had many friends in this community as well as at Ellston, as was attested by the large number from Diagonal who went from here to that place and accompanied the remains here. Many more from here were at the cemetery for the last service at the grave.óDiagonal Reporter. Mr. Snodgrass formerly lived near Lenox and had many friends in this vicinity who deeply regret his death.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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