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Bedford Free Press

Thursday    October 24, 1907    [p.4]


M. [iles] W. Green was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1844; died at his home October 10, 1907, aged 63 years, 2 months and 8 days.  He was married in 1865 to Miss E. [lzina] T. [sic] [Laetitia Elzina] Henkle, of Lee County, Iowa.  To this union was born three sons, Henry, Frank and Roy.  In 1866 he became a member of the Warren Baptist Church, Lee County, Warren, Iowa.  In 1867 he moved to Taylor County, Iowa where he lived until his death.  Mr. Green was an honored member of the Masonic Lodge, as was well attested by the large number of Masons in attendance at the funeral.  He was well known and widely respected throughout the community, and will be greatly missed as a kind husband, indulgent father, and as a good citizen and neighbor.

He leaves to mourn his death, one sister, of Van Buren County, and one brother, George Green, of Lee County, Iowa, a wife and three sons, and a number of relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church, in the presence of a large sympathetic audience; interment at Clearfield cemetery, with Masonic ceremonies.---- Clearfield Enterprise


The Times-Republican

Thursday    September 26, 1907    [p.6]

Died in Oregon

Word has been received of the death of John Kemery for many years a resident of Taylor County, which occurred at Eugene, Oregon, August 31.

At the time of his death Mr. Kemery was 82 years of age.  When quite a young man he came to Taylor County and settled in Jackson Township, in what was called the "Hoover Settlement" in the early days.  Mr. Kemery resided here until 17 years ago when he moved to Chadron, Nebraska, and eight years later moved to Oregon where he remained during the balance of his life.

All of the older settlers will remember Mr. Kemery as a man of sterling worth, of upright character, honorable in his dealings with his fellowman, accommodating and kind to all with whom he came in contact.


Bedford Free Press

Thursday    May 10, 1906    [p. 7]


Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor was born in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, in 1837.  When he was twelve years of age his parents emigrated to the United States, locating in Grundy County, Illinois, where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood.  In 1858 he came to Taylor County where he remained for about a year when he drifted south stopping for a time in Missouri but finally reached Sherman, Texas, where he remained until the Civil War began when he again turned his face northward and on reaching Rolla, Missouri, he enlisted as a union soldier in Co. L, 3d Mo., Cav. rendering three years service in that troop and regiment.  After being discharged from such service he returned to Taylor County to make this a permanent home.  On Jan. 5, 1869 he was united in marriage to Nancy J. Webb, his surviving companion.  To this union were born four children, one son and three daughters.  Two of the daughters died in the early age of life.  One daughter, Mabelle E., and the son William Land, and companion remain to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father.

Mr. Taylor was for many years a sufferer from asthma and other complications of disease and for several years has been a confirmed invalid in his home.  The end came quietly and peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, at his residence in north Bedford at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 15 days.  The funeral was held at the home on Thursday, April 26, conducted by Eld. Wm. Cobb and was largely attended by friends and neighbors after which the remains were laid to rest in Fairview cemetery where the services of the Masonic fraternity were performed by members of Taylor County Lodge No. 156, the deceased having been a member of this lodge for many years.