Obituaries
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[Crane, John C.]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 6

EAGLE GROVE

Death of John C. Crane

Following a long illness John C. Crane, 86, retired farmer and pioneer Iowan, died at seven o'clock last Friday evening at the home of his son, Troy Crane, where he had lived the past two years. Besides Troy [Eugene] Crane he is survived by two other sons, Bert Crane, of Aurora, Nebr., and Frank [Wilbur] Crane of Benkelman, Nebr., and two daughters, Mrs. John [Hannibal] Colvin [Lottie] of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Everyn [Everine] Berndt of Los Angeles, Calif., and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Shenandoah, Iowa, last Tuesday.

 

[Crane, John C.]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 6

EAGLE GROVE

Mrs. John Colvin [Lottie], sister of Troy Crane, was called here Saturday from Kansas City by the death of their father, John Crane.

 

[Crane, John C.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

J. C. Crane Dies at Son's Home Here

J. [ohn] C. Crane, 88, a resident of Shenandoah for many years, died at the home of his son, Troy [Eugene] Crane, south of Bedford, Friday evening. He had been in failing health for several years. The funeral was held at the Harding Funeral Home in Shenandoah Tuesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. L. E. Watson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at that place. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Crane is survived by three sons and one daughter, Frank [Wilbur] Crane of Benkelman, Nebr., Bert Crane of Stockham, Nebr., Mrs. J. [ohn] H. [annibal] Colvin [Lottie] of Kansas City, Mo., and Troy [Eugene] Crane of Bedford. There is also a daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. [eonard] A. [rthur] Crane [Blanche Dewhurst] of Blanchard, Iowa. The wife died several years ago.

 

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

JOHN F. GILLELAND BURIED WEDNESDAY

Frank Gilleland, brother of Wes Gilleland of this city, died in a hospital at St. Paul last Saturday, March 25. He was past 62 years of age.

The body was brought to Bedford the first of the week, and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o' clock at the home of C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland, conducted by Rev. C. F. McMican, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

The obituary will be found on another page.

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 3

John Gilleland

John Franklin Gilleland, son of William and Sarah Gilleland, departed this life March 25th, 1933, in the hospital at St. Paul, Minn., at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 14 days.

He was born in Prairie City, Ill., June 11th, 1870. His father and mother died in the year 1874, leaving the children orphans.

They were brought to Iowa by an uncle and aunt, who cared for them until they were grown.

In early life he and his brother farmed together. Thirty-five years ago he left for the west and has made Dillon, Mont., his home ever since.

He leaves to mourn his loss one brother, C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland, Bedford, Iowa; one niece Zetta [May] Mohler, Bedford, Iowa; two nephews, Arthur Mohler, Dillon, Mont., and Ole Mohler, Harlan, Iowa. Two sisters, Mrs. W.[illiam]  A. [lexander] Mohler [Mary E.] and an infant sister preceded him in death many years ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock P. M., at the home of C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland, with Rec. C. F. McMican, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, in charge of the services. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery.

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 4

Ole Mohler of Harlan, Iowa, was in Bedford the first of the week, to attend the funeral of his uncle, Frank [John Franklin] Gilleland.

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

Brother of C. W. Gilleland Dies

Frank [John Franklin] Gilleland of Dillon, Mont., died at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 25, where he had been taken a few days previous when enroute to Mayo Brothers at Rochester, Minn. The body was brought to the home of his brother, C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland, south of Bedford, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. F. McMican. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

 

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 5

Arthur Mohler of Dillon, Mont., and Ole Mohler of Harlan, Iowa, are visiting this week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. [illiam] A. [lexander] Mohler. They were called to Bedford to attend the funeral services for their uncle, Frank Gilleland.

[Gilleland, John Franklin "Frank"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 5

C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland was called to St. Paul, Minn., last Thursday by the serious illness of his brother, Frank [John Franklin] Gilleland of Dillon, Mont. The brother was enroute from Dillon to Mayo Brothers, at Rochester, Minn. when he was taken seriously ill and to a hospital in St. Paul. He died Saturday. The body was brought to Bedford by C. [harles] W. [esley] Gilleland, where burial was made.

 

[Day, Maggie Keith]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

FORMER BEDFORD LADY DIES IN MICHIGAN

Word was received here by Mrs. J. [oseph] H. [omer] Keith [Polly Adell Helm] Saturday morning from Dr. Clinton Day of Hart, Mich., that his wife, Maggie Day, had died that morning.

Mrs. Day was a half sister of the late J. [oseph] H. [omer], W. [illiam] C. and S.[ilas]  U. [sher] Keith, and of Mrs. [Mary] Etta [George] Keith of Bedford. She spent her girlhood days in this community and will be remembered by many.

Mrs. Day had suffered for a number of years of cancer, undergoing two serious operations. One of these about a year ago so depleted her strength that she could not recover. She leaves her husband and one son, Dwight, and two grandchildren, besides a number of relatives in this community and one brother in Phoenix, Ariz., and one in Portland, Ore.

 

[Martin, Mary]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

Mary Martin Dies

Mary Martin, daughter of William and Christian Martin, was born in Pawtucket, R. I., in 1862 and died in Bedford, March 28, 1933.

Mary Martin was for many years a teacher, having attended the State University of Iowa at Iowa City.

She had been ill about six months with heart trouble.

Her only surviving relatives are some cousins, who live in Rhode Island.

The funeral was held this morning at the Lenox Catholic church with Father Maloney of Creston officiating. Interment was in the Lenox Catholic cemetery.

 

[Martin, Mary]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 30, 1933    [p. 1]

Miss Mary Martin died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Swinford in southwest Bedford at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening. The body was taken to Lenox where the funeral services were held this morning at the Catholic Church. Miss Martin had been a resident of Bedford for many years and was at one time a teacher in the Lenox schools. Mr. and Mrs. Swinford, Miss Etta Snyder and Mrs. E. E. Healy attended the funeral services.

 

[Martin, Mary]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 3

Lenox

Funeral Services for Mary Martin

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in Lenox for Miss Mary Martin Thursday morning conducted by Father Maloney of Creston. Miss Martin was a former resident of Lenox having taught in the Lenox primary grade for twenty years. She died at Bedford Tuesday evening.

 

[Finn, Mary Ann Brown]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 3

Lenox

Mrs. R. D. Finn Dies

Mrs. R. [ichard] D. Finn [Mary Ann Brown], 93, died at her home in Lenox Wednesday evening, March 29. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Catholic Church conducted by Father Pouget. She is survived by six sons and one daughter, Mary L. Finn, Ed [ward] Finn, A. [mbrose] J. Finn, of Jefferson, P.[atrick] H. Finn, James Finn of El Reno, Okla., W. [illiam] C. Finn of Seattle, Wash., and George Finn of Telegraph Creek, Canada.

[Finn, Mary Ann Brown]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 4

Mrs. R. [ichard] D. Finn [Mary Ann Brown], 93 years old and the oldest resident of Lenox, died at her home there Wednesday evening of last week. She is survived by six sons and one daughter.

 

[Finn, Patrick H.]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    December 14, 1933    p. 2

LENOX

Dies While On Visit

Pat [rick H.] Finn died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Carlson at Casper, Wyo. He had been visiting his daughter for several weeks. Mr. Finn was gored by a bull Sunday, which caused his death. The body was brought to Lenox Wednesday evening and funeral services were held at the Catholic Church Saturday morning.

[Finn, Patrick H.]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    December 14, 1933     p. 2

Mrs. Frank Bye, Mrs. Fred Harshaw, Mrs. Effie Harshaw and Mrs. Joe Baxter attended the [Patrick H.] Finn funeral last Saturday at Lenox.

 

[Finn, Patrick H.]

Blockton News

Thursday    December 14, 1933    [p. 1]

Pat [rick H.] Finn, 74, of Lenox, went to Casper, Wyoming, to spend Thanksgiving with his daughter. On the following Sunday he was gored so badly by a bull that he died on the following Tuesday.

 

 

[FINN, PATRICK H.]

Lenox Time Table, Thursday, December 14, 1933, [p. 1]

Story of Patrick Finn

Patrick H. Finn was born in N. Y. March 25, 1858 and died in the hospital in Casper, Wyoming, December 5, 1933 at the age of 74 years, 8 months and [?] days.

When a small boy he came with his parents to Allamakee County, Iowa. At the age of 16 he moved with his parents to a farm southeast of Lenox in Ringgold Co., where he grew to manhood.

In January 1889 he was united in marriage to Nora Kelly at Lenox. To this union six children were born. His wife and two sons, Bede and Richard preceded him in death. In November of 1912 he was married to Hortense Canny at Maloy, Ia. In 1916 he was again a widower. After his son Richard's death he made his home with his son Henry in Des Moines. Leaving Des Moines to visit his daughters, Mrs. Robert Scott of Grand Island, Nebr., then to Casper, Wyo., to visit his daughter Mrs. Henry Carlson, where he met his death. His body was brought to Creston, Dec. 6 and taken to the home of his son, Leo, and Monday p. m. was brought to the home in Lenox. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9:30 in St. Patrick's Church in Lenox, conducted by Father Osteck, his pastor in Des Moines.

He is survived by 4 children,  [?] of Lenox, Mrs. H. Carlson of Casper, Wyo., Henry Finn of Des Moines, Mrs. Robert Scott of Grand Island, Nebr.; also 8 grandchildren, a sister Lizzie and brother Edd of Lenox, J. J. Finn of El Reno, Okla, [?] Finn of Telegraph Creek, and Ambrose Finn of Jefferson, Iowa.

People from out of town attending Pat Finn's funeral were:

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Carlson, Casper, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott, Grand Island, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Finn and family of Des Moines; Mr. J. J. Finn and daughter Mary of El Reno, Oklahoma; Mr. A. [mbrose] J. Finn of Jefferson, Iowa.

[McClintock, Robert Wayne "Bob"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 3

Lenox

Former Lenox Boy Dies

Bob McClintock [Robert Wayne], oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph [Harold] McClintock [Glena Pearl Walter], died Monday at his home in Carroll, Iowa. Burial was at that place. The family are former Lenox residents.

 

[Cram, Bessie Ward]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 8

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Walter Collins' sister, who lived in Oklahoma. She will be remembered here as Bessie Ward. She was married but we did not learn her present name.

[Cram, Bessie Ward]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 2

Siam

Hears of Sister's Death

Mrs. Walter Collins received a message Monday that her sister, Mrs. Bessie Ward Cram, had died at her home near Enid, Okla. Also that her mother, Mrs. Clara Ward is very ill.

 

[Risser, Lewis]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 2

HOPKINS

LEWIS RISSER DIES

Funeral Services Held Sunday At Maple Grove

Funeral services were held at Maple Grove church Sunday afternoon for Lewis Risser, 55, who died Friday at Maryville. Burial was in the New Hope cemetery.

He was born in Custer County, Colorado, and had lived in Nodaway County since a child. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Adella Wilson and Mrs. Edith Rowe of Sheridan, Mo.; Mrs. Lulu Wilson of Thermopolis, Wyo.; two brothers, Senator Risser of Bedford, Iowa, and Otto Risser of Sheridan.

 

 [Risser, Lewis]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 2

SHERIDAN

Mr. and Mrs. Basil Churchill attended, the funeral of her uncle, Lewis Risser, Sunday afternoon at the Maple Grove church.

[Sawyer, Ed]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 2

ATHELSTAN

Ed Sawyer Dies

Ed Sawyer died at the home of his brother-in-law, William Deniston, south of Athelstan, Thursday. The body was taken to St. Joseph, Mo., for burial.

 

[Shields, Joseph Hall "Joe"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 3

GRAVITY

Joe Shields Dies

Joe [Joseph Hall] Shields died at his home in north Gravity, Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Eppard of Clarinda. Interment was made in the Gravity cemetery.

[Shields, Joseph Hall "Joe"]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 3

GRAVITY

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shields of North Platte, Nebr., were called to Gravity last week by the serious illness and death of his father, Joe Shields.

[Shields, Joseph Hall "Joe"]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 6, 1933    p. 6

GRAVITY

Joe Shields passed away at his home in north Gravity Wednesday night. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian church.

 

[Kettle, Charles David]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    March 30, 1933    p. 6

BLOCKTON

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron [Levi] Kettle [Ida Marie Tennant] passed away Wednesday morning, March 15, after several days illness with pneumonia. He was born Dec. 19, 1932.

[Kettle, Charles David]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    March 23, 1933    p. 4

BLOCKTON

Infant Son Dies

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron [Levi] Kettle [Ida Marie Tennant] died at the home of Mrs. Kettle's parents near Redding Wednesday morning. The little one leaves his parents and a host of relatives. Burial was made at Redding.

[Kettle, Charles David]

Blockton News

Thursday    March 23, 1933    p. 2

Charles David Kettle, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Kettle [Ida Marie Tennant], passed away Wednesday morning, March 15, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Tennant, after several days illness with pneumonia and erysipelas. Charles David was born December 19, 1932, and at the time of his death was 2 months and 24 days of age. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. H, Warrior, and interment in the Redding cemetery. ---Redding Herald.

 

 [Parrish, Maria Greedy]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 27, 1933     p. 6

Eagle Grove

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thummel attended the funeral of Mrs. Harvey Parrish [Maria Greedy] last Tuesday afternoon.

 

[Hills, Lotta Luetta]

Taylor County Herald

Thursday    April 27, 1933    p. 3

Miss Luetta Hills

Lotta Luetta Hills, daughter of William and Elizabeth Hills, was born in Wayne County, Iowa, Sept. 18, 1880. At an early age she moved with her parents to Osborne County, Kans.

At the age of nine she returned to Iowa. She lived in Hawleyville one year then she came to New Market where she has been at home with her mother until her sad and sudden departure Monday evening, April 17, 1933.

Her father preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1916 and two sisters and one brother died in early childhood.

One sister, Mrs. Lily Crawford of Delisle Sask., Canada, was left to mourn the departure of this beloved one.

The entire community has suffered by her death. She has been a member of the Christian church in New Market for about 34 years. She has been a teacher in Bible school for 26 years. She has acted as superintendent and assistant superintendent in the Bible school when needed. She was prominent in county Sunday school work with the exception of 2 years. She has been president of the local W. C. T. U. since its origin 11 years ago.

Her last illness was of a very short duration. As she had been active during the day, attending to the work about the house and after reading the evening paper retired at nine o'clock.

About one hour after retiring her mother noticed her coughing and coming into the living room after speaking a few words, laid down on the couch where death came in a few moments.

Acute indigestion and weakened heart resulting from a severe sickness a few months ago is thought to be the cause of her death.

Funeral services were held April 21 at 2 o'clock at the Christian church. Rev. Hall and Lotta's Sunday school class had charge.

 

[Alderson, Uriah Barney]

Blockton News

Thursday    October 23, 1913    [p. 1]

Obituary.

Uriah B. [arney] Alderson was born in Marion County, Illinois, June 1st, 1864, and died at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, October 16th, 1913, aged 49 years, 4 months and 15 days.

He was married to Miss Florence L. Murphy, of Marion County, Illinois, October l9th, 1884, and to them were born two sons and a daughter: W.[illis]  E.[arl] Alderson, with the Wabash railroad, at Kansas City; Mrs. J. [ean] R. Carlton [Goldie], of Clearfield, and L. [oren] F. [rank] Alderson, in the employ of the Burlington, at Omaha, Nebraska, all of whom with their, companions and Mrs. Alderson were able to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Alderson being a sister of Mrs. M. [ilton] B. [eech] O'Neil [Maria Murphy], of Blockton, and Mrs. W. [illiam] E. Baxter [Laura Murphy], of this vicinity, it was decided to bring the remains here for interment.

The remains and funeral party arrived on No. 2 Friday evening and the funeral took place at the M. E. church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, the funeral sermon being preached by the pastor, Rev. William Mercer, and interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. Considering the short notice given and the early hour the funeral was quite well attended, showing the thoughtfulness and sympathy which is always manifested by the good people of Blockton to those to whom sorrow has come. The floral tributes were beautiful and profuse.

The deceased and family came to Lenox in 1895 where he was employed in a clothing store about fourteen years. Some two years ago he went to Kansas City where he continued in the same business, being employed in the clothing department of a large department store. He had not been feeling quite well for several weeks, having stomach trouble, but was able to go about his work until

Wednesday of last week, when he was taken alarmingly ill and passed away on Thursday.

Having known Mr. Alderson since he came to Iowa we would add this tribute to his memory: He was honest in his dealings and exercised many of the attributes of more noble human nature. He was always thoughtful for the best interests of his family and wished for a Christian training for his children.

[Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, gives the marriage date as October 16, 1884.]

 

[Carlton, Florence Louise]

Clearfield Enterprise

Thursday    August 22, 1929    p. 6

Obituary—Louise Carlton

[Florence] Louise Carlton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Carlton [Goldie Alderson] of Maryville, Mo., was born in Walnut, Kansas, August 6,1912 and died August 13, 1929, age 17 years, 1 week.

She with the family returned to Iowa when she was fifteen months old and lived near Clearfield. When Louise was four the family moved to Missouri near King City where she spent all the rest of her life except the last year of her life. At the time of her death the family lived at Maryville, Mo. She would have been a senior in the Maryville High School this fall.

Louise united with the Methodist Church while she was living at King City and has been a good faithful member.

She leaves to mourn her going her father, mother and brother and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Clearfield on Thursday, August 15th. Rev. Douglass a retired Methodist minister of Maryville officiated.

Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

[Carlton, Florence Louise]

Blockton News

Thursday    August 22, 1929    p. 4

It seems that the automobile accident in which Florence Louise Carlton, 17, of Maryville, and a granddaughter of Mrs. J. P. Minor, was killed instantly, her skull being fractured, occurred on Highway No. 18, one mile west of Ravenwood, at a sharp turn in the road. The car was a Ford delivery truck belonging to the Nodaway Creamery Co. and at the time of the accident was in charge of Robert Appleby who was accompanied by the Misses Ruth Jensen, Alice Nelson and Louise Carlton, all of Maryville. The truck left the grade on the curve and crashed into the electric and telephone poles at the roadside. The Misses Jenson and Nelson were injured and Appleby escaped injuries. Funeral services for Miss Carlton were held at Clearfield Thursday afternoon.