Lenox, Iowa obituaries
transcribed by: Lorelei Rusco - lorerus@iowatelecom.net

Beach, George Spencer –

Geroge S. Beach passed away at his home in Lenox Sunday evening, October 27 [1940].  Mr. Beach had reached the age of 86 years, 10 months and 12 days and had been bedfast for the past three and one half years.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Lenox Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. F. J. Robins, assisted by D. L. Davidson.  Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.  The Masonic fraternity had charge of the services at the grave.

George Spencer Beach, the only child of Levantia and Samuel Beach, was born in West Winfield, N.Y., December 15, 1853.  He came to Monmouth, Ill. with his widowed mother when he was 13 years of age, where he lived with an uncle, General A. C. Harding.  While at Monmouth Mr. Beach attended the common school, high school and spent two years at Monmouth college, leaving there to study law in the office of a cousin in Chicago.  He was admitted to the bar of Illinois, and won his first case when but 19 years of age.

He was married to Luella E. Cowan of Monmouth in 1874.  She passed away at their home in Lenox on May 20, 1934.  To them eight children were born, four of whom have preceded him in death, one dying in infancy.  Alice E., George H. and Mrs. Edna M. Lovell.  The surviving children are Mrs. Nellie L. Hetz and Mrs. Luella E. Cottrell of Lenox, Mrs. Effie J. Jacoby of Lee’s Summit, Mo. And Clifford S. Beach of Sharpsburg, Ia., all of whom were at his bedside at the time of his death.

Also surviving are 30 grandchildren, 16 of whom attended the funeral and 19 great grandchildren.

In 1875 Mr. Beach came to Taylor county where he purchased the farm on which he resided until his death.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge with he would have been affiliated 50 years had he lived until December.  He was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, October 31, 1940


Boltinghouse, Thelma Bernice Kirby –

Mrs. Cleo Boltinghouse, 20 died very suddenly at her home southwest of Lenox Sunday evening.  Mrs. Boltinghouse had undergone a tonsillectomy two week ago and was thought to be improving as well as could be expected, but because seriously ill Sunday morning and died about 5 o’clock that evening.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Bedford, Wednesday, Oct 9 [1940] at 2 o’clock conducted by the Rev. E. F. Hagee of Lenox.  Interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Thelma Bernice, daughter of Earl and Millie Kirby, was born at Pierce, Colo. November 8, 1919.  At the age of three years she came with her parents to Taylor county and on March 7, 1938, she married Cleo Boltinghouse.  One daughter, Permillia Mae, one and one half years old, was born.

She was a member of the Christian Church of Bedford.  Besides her husband and daughter she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kirby of Blockton, three brothers and two sisters.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, October 10, 1940

Brokaw, Irvin E. –

Irvin E. Brokaw, 71, of Willington, S.D. died at his home there August 6 [1940].  Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock, August 8 [1940] at the Methodist church in Willington, conducted by the Rev. F.A. Rumer.  The body was then brought to Lenox were services were held at the J.J. Walter home Saturday afternoon.  Burial was made here.

Mr. Brokaw was born at Cleveland, Ohio, April 13, 1869.  At the age of 13 he moved with his parents to Corning, Ia., when he lived until 1933, when he moved to Willington.  He homesteaded about 10 miles northwest of Willington until about four years ago when he and his sister moved to Willington.

His father, mother and two sisters, Orie Mae Cohert and Della Jane Brokaw, and an infant brother preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sisters, Fannie, of Willington, Mrs. J.J. Walter of Lenox and Mrs. J.M. Wray of Portland, Ore. and two brothers, Harry and Lyman, both of Willington.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 15, 1940

Campbell, Clarissa Liteer Robinson “Clara” -

Funeral services were held at the Conway Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon July 28 [1940], for Mrs. Clara Campbell, who died at her home in Conway Friday, July 26 [1940]. Services were conducted by the Rev B. R. Weetman and interment was made in the Lexington cemetery

Clarissa Liteer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Liteer, was born in Cochocton county, Ohio on August 8, 1849, and died Friday July 26, at the advanced age of 90 years, 11 months and 16 days.

She came with her parents to Monroe county, Iowa, in 1857 and to Taylor county in 1858, locating one mile south of what is now Conway, where the parents lived until the family grew to manhood and womanhood.

She was married on November 28, 1867, to S. G. Robinson and made their home on the prairies of Grant township, on what is now known as the old Campbell home.

Mr. Robinson preceded her in death in 1882. On November 12,1884, she was united in marriage to Lock Campbell. One daughter was born, Mrs. Clara Hargin, who preceded her in death just two weeks and two days, she also raised two small children of Mr. Campbell.

She united with the Methodist church in 1866 at the Old Lexington class under Rev. W. W. Granwill and was one of the 12 that organized the Greenwood class in 1869.

In 1922 she and her husband moved to Conway where Mr. Campbell  died on January 17, 1929.  She is survived by her two step-children, Mrs. Hollis Ross of Wannebago, Nebr. and Mrs. Henry Campbell; one son-in-law, Ed Hargin of Conway, one  brother, Miles Liteer of Conway, and one sister, Mrs. Olive Daniels, of Bedford and many other relatives and friends.

Lenox Times Table, Lenox, Iowa August 1, 1940

DeyErmand, William James -

Dr. W. J. DeyErmand, former Lenox dentist, died at 1:15 Tuesday afternoon, July 30 [1940]. His age was 82 years, 9 months and 25 days. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at the Arnold Funeral Home and burial will be made in the Lenox cemetery. The services will be in charge of the Rev. E. F. Hagee.

William James DeyErmand, son of Harriet and James DeyErmand,  was born Oct. 5, 1857, in Albany, N. Y., where he lived until his father returned from the Civil War in the autumn of 1865. The family then moved to Independence, la., where, as a young man, he became an apprentice in the study of dentistry.

After passing state examinations and receiving his license to practice, he opened an office in Traer, Ia. It was while he was located there that he met and married Lillian S. Healy of the nearby town of Ely. Several years later they moved to Lake Charles, La., where he continued to follow his profession.

In 1893 the family boarded a steamboat and traveled up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to Kansas City and then came by rail to Lenox where he again took up the practice of dentistry.

He continued in this business here until the spring of 1936 when he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered.

Dr. DeyErmand was married to Adelaide Brower in 1904. In 1920 he was, married to Lou Hadley, who passed away in 1935. Dr. DeyErmand is survived by six children: Mrs. Vinnie Simpson of Pasadena, Calif.; Don DeyErmand of Dalton, Nebr.; Leo DeyErmand of Grand Island, Nebr.; Wm. L. DeyErmand of Lenox; Mrs. Ruth Smith of Portland, Ore.; and Catherine DeyErmand of Philadelphia.

There are also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dr. DeyErmand was long a member of the Congregational church at Traer, la., but affiliated with the First Church of Christ in Lenox in 1920.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 1, 1940

Duncan, James Edgar –

James Duncan, 63, long time resident and auctioneer of Clearfield, died at his home in north Clearfield, Sunday, August 25 [1940] following a two years’ illness.

Surviving are his wife and two children, one sister, Margaret Duncan of Omaha, three brothers, Harve and William of Creston, and John of Omaha, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church with the Rev. S.D. Harlan in charge.

James Edgar Duncan, son of Harve S. and Mary O’Connel Duncan was born at Columbus Junction, Ia. on May 8, 1877.  In 1881 the parents brought the family to Taylor County locating five miles south of Clearfield which was at that time just the beginning of a town.  The children received their education and as James grew to manhood he decided to follow auctioneering, which vocation he followed successfully in Iowa and many other states. 

On September 6, 1905, he was married to Ada Florence Sherrill at Knowlton, Ia., and they moved to their present home.  One son, James Sherill and one daughter, Florence Shirley, were born.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 29, 1940

Goodman, Albert Louis –

Albert Goodman passed away at the home of his son, Frank Goodman, last Wednesday, Aug. 27 [1941], after a short illness following a paralytic stroke which occurred less than a week before his death.  He was one of the pioneer settlers of the Clearfield neighborhood.

Albert Louis, eldest son of Jacob and Frederika Goodman, was born January 2, 1856, at Bluffton, Ohio, and died at the home of his son, Frank Goodman, in Clearfield, August 27 [1941], at the age of 85 years, 7 months, and 25 days.

The home of his youth was broken by the death of his father in 1860 and following the close of the Civil War, the mother came with her two sons to Ringgold County, Iowa.  Being pioneer settlers they experience trials and struggles of the early days which went far in forming characters.

In  1875, Mr. Goodman was married to Amanda Hankins and to this union six children were born.  Two daughters, Maud Goff and Addie Fitzgerald, and one son, Albert Lee, preceded their father in death.

In 1898 the family moved to a farm 5 miles southeast of Clearfield and there they prospered and formed many lasting friendships.  Since Mrs. Goodman’s death in 1932, Mr. Goodman spent time in town with his son, Frank, but occasionally he would return to the old home.  It was while there on one of his infrequent visits that he was stricken with his final illness on Aug. 23, 1941.

He leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Frank of Clearfield and John L. of Creston, and one daughter, Mrs. Florence McMath of Clearfield, a brother, John of Wolf Point, Montana, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, four half brothers and one half sister and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Friday afternoon, Aug. 29 [1941], with Rev. W. Coverdale in the pulpit.  Pallbearers were Tom House, Sherman Davis, Roy Nickle, Archie Calkins, Harry Morey and Frank Hargin.  Burial was made in the Clearfield cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, September 4, 1941


Graves. Roy Marshall –

Roy Marshall Graves was born Sept. 28, 1893 at Harland, Mo., and died July 39, 1940 at his home near Conway at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 1 day.  He was the son of Richmond M. Graves and Mary Hicks Graves.

The family moved to Westboro, Mo. when he was 16 years old and lived there about ten years.  A move was then to Conway, Ia. where he engaged in farming and was located on the same farm since 1921.

On Jan. 24, 1935 he was married to Mrs. Hazel McLaurey of Clearfield and to them were born four children, Marian, 15, James Edwin 13, Viola May, 11 and Lois Marie, 9.

Mr. Graves served 16 months in the navy during the World War.  He was a member of the Methodist Church of Westboro

Besides his wife and children, he is survived by one brother, Paris Graves of Diagonal, his mother, Mrs. R.M. Graves, 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles Holt, Mrs. Frank Bergman, Mrs. T. J. Wilson, Mrs. W.A. O’Neal, all of Warrensburg, MO., Mrs. Ralph Scofield of St. Joseph, Mo.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 31 [1940], conducted by the Rev. McKenzie.  Services at the grave were in charge of the American Legion, of which Mr. Graves had been elected county Commander.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 8, 1940

Hargin, Clara Belle Campbell -

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Hargin who died last Wednesday at her home 8 miles south of Lenox following a several years illness of cancer, were held from the Conway Methodist church Friday afternoon, July 12 [1940]. Rev. B. R. Weetman conducted the service and interment was made in the Lenox cemetery.

Clara Belle Campbell, daughter of Lock and Clara Campbell, was born on Nov. 1, 1885 and died July 10, 1940, at the age of 54 years, 8 months and 9 days.  She was united in marriage to Edgar C. Hargin on January 27, 1909. No children were born.

In early childhood she joined the Greenwood Methodist church. She spent the greater part of her life on the farm northeast of Conway where she was born, and where she lived at the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband, her mother Mrs. Clara Campbell of Conway, one half sister, Mrs. Hollis Ross of Winabega, Nebr., one half-brother Harry Campbell who lives in the west and many other relatives and friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa July 18, 1940

Heimke, William Frederick –

The sudden death of Wiliam F. Heimke which occurred Monday evening, July 8 [1940] at about 5:30 o'clock at the Heimke farm near Kent, came as a great shock to the  surrounding community. Mr. Heimke was apparently in good wealth, and had gone to the farm where his daughter, Mrs. Fred Stillinger lives, to help the men about oats. 

He complained to one of the men that it seemed hard for him to get his breath, which was the only thing that indicated that he was not feeling so well.  He collapsed suddenly and died before the other workers could reach him.

William Fredrick Heimke was born near Berlin, Germany, February 2, 1868, and passed from this life July 8, 1940, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 6 days.  His death occurred at the Heimke farm now occupied by his daughter, Mrs. Fred Stillinger and husband. He retired from the farm 21 years ago and came to Corning to live.

When five years old he came with his parents to America where he grew to manhood in Grant township, Adams county.  October 7, 1896; he was married to Blanche Olive Bowers. To this union five children were born, one son dying in infancy

The living children are: Blanche at home, Mrs. Grace Dory of Henderson, la.; Mrs. Jessie Stllinger of Kent and Dale of Corning.

His father, His father, mother, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. His living brothers are Charles of Kent, Chris of Virginia, Albert of North Dakota, Fred of Cromwell; and one sister, Mrs. Marie Mort of Nebraska.

He also leaves two grandchildren, Mary Ann and David William, children of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Heimke.

In early life he united with the Methodist church and has continued his membership and interest in the principles of Christianity. He was a kind and loving husband and father,  a good neighbor and a friend to all. His energy and stability, fairness in judgment and kindliness of nature have endeared him to all who have known him.

Funeral services were held  at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon July 20, 1940 at the Methodist Church, Corning, Iowa, conducted by the Rev. F.G. Barnes.  Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa,  July 18, 1940

Huber, Bruno –

Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Lenox Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9 [1940] at 2:30 for Bruno Huber who died Thursday, Nov. 7 [1940] at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 1 day.  Rev. E. F. Hagee had charge of the services and burial was made in the Blue Grove cemetery.

Bruno Huber was born Oct. 6, 1853 in Wittenburg, Germany and moved with his parents when he was three years of age to Coal Valley, Ill.  In 1891 he, with his parents and two sisters, settled in Taylor County, Ia., where he has been a resident for fifty-nine years.

In 1886 he was married to Miss Mona Burrell.  Five children were born, Chas of Lake City, Ernest of Sharpsburg, Theodore of Chicago and Ethel May and Mona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Christy and Mrs. Elizabeth Maloney, his wife and two daughters.

He will be greatly missed by his three sons, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa November 14, 1940

Huddleston, John Andrew –

Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Lenox Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. E.F. Hagee, for John Huddleston, 39, who passed away early Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy Manroe, with whom he made his home.  Mr. Huddleston had been in ill health since May of this year, but his death came as a result of bronchial pneumonia.

John Andrew Huddleston was born at George, Ia., on May 1, 1901.  He moved with his parents to Rock Rapids, Iowa and lived their until 1909.  He then lived for a short time in Osceola and New Market before coming to Lenox in 1912 where he has since made his home with his sister, Mrs. Roy Monroe.

He is survived by his father, Charlie Huddleston of Avard, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Devillibliss of Avard, Okla., and Mrs. Roy Manroe of Lenox.

When a young man he was converted and has since held his membership in the Methodist church.  Burial  was made at the Fairview Cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 29, 1940

Humphrey, Hugh –

Hugh Humphrey, former resident of Lenox and brother of Mrs. Bertha Cless, died Thursday October 10[1940] at the home of his son, Randall Humphrey, at Burbank, Calif., following an illness of about three weeks.  He was 63 years, 8 months and 29 days old.

Mr. Humphrey was born in Lenox on January 11, 1877.  He was engaged in the grocery business here until 1916 at which time he moved to Des Moines and continued in that same line of business at Valley Junction.  He moved to California in 1936. 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Humphrey of Burbank, one sister, Mrs. Bertha Gless of Lenox and one granddaughter, Janet Sue Humphrey of Burbank.  The body will be brought to Lenox and funeral services will be held at the Barber Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by the Dr. A. L. Davidson.  Burial will be made in the Lenox cemetery.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa October 17, 1940

Jenkins, Emma Arminda Masters Brannon –

Mrs. Emma Jenkins died at the home of her son, Evan Brannon Wednesday Nov. 13 [1940] at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 1 day.  Mrs. Jenkins had been in failing health for the past year and for several months had been suffering from the dreaded disease of cancer.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Lenox Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16 [1940] at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. F. J. Robins.  Interment was made in the Morgan cemetery.

Emma Arminda Jenkins, daughter of John and Elizabeth West Masters, was born in Adams county, Ia., four and one half miles northeast of Lenox on January 12, 1874.  She grew to womanhood in this community and on March 4, 1897, she was married to William M. Brannon at Bedford, Ia.  One son, Evan was born.  In 1914 her husband passed away near Sargent, Nebr. And on October 16, 1923 she was again married to Harry Jenkins, who died about a year later at a hospital in St. Joseph, Mo.

Her early life was spent in the vicinity of Lenox and after her first marriage she lived for some time near Sargent, Nebr. but the last nine years of her life she made her home near Butler, Mo.  In June, of this year she came to make her home with her son, where she was cared for by his wife and her sister, Mrs. Zetta Wilt.

She is survived by her son Evan and his wife Wilma; three grandchildren, Beverly, Donn and Jean Brannon and three sisters, Nellie Masters of Butler, Mo., Mrs. Zetta Wilt of Lenox and Mrs. Ella Cade of New Market besides three nephews and one niece.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa November 21, 1940

Lown, Lewis –

Lewis Lown, a resident of the Clearfield and Lenox communities his entire life, died Sunday evening about 8:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Archibald at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 4 days.  Mr. Lown had been in failing health for a number of years and had been confined to his bed during the past year, suffering from heart trouble.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. McKenzie of Clearfield, assisted by the Rev. E. F. Hagee of Lenox at the Calvary church Tuesday afternoon.  Interment was made in the Clearfield cemetery.

Lewis Lown, son of Philip and Martha Lown, was born in Knox county, Illinois, February 9, 1851.  He grew to manhood in the farming vicinity of Elmwood, and on June 16, he was married to Carrie Wilcox of Elmwood.  In 1884 they moved to Taylor County, Iowa, which has since been his home.  To his union three children were born; Mrs. Bert Archibald of Lenox; Robert Glenn, who died in infancy, and Ruth Geraldine of Lenox.  Mr. Lown was one of the pioneer members of the Clearfield Methodist church until they moved to the Calvary neighborhood.  Here he attended services regularly as long as his health permitted.

For the past ten years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bert Archibald where all that loving hands could be attributed to his comfort and welfare.  He is survived by his two daughters, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Lenox Times Table, Lenox, Iowa October 17, 1940

Lust, Charlette Adella Humphrey “Lottie” –

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon November 4th[1940] in the United Presbyterian church for Mrs. Lottie Lust.  Music was furnished by a quartet compose of Mrs. Roy Long, Mrs. Frank Maharry, Mr. Oliver Turner and Mr. Fred Henderson singing “Under His Wings”; also Mrs. Roy Long and Mrs. Vern Roll sang “The Twenty-Third Psalm”.  Dr. Davidson gave a comforting message.  Scripture and life of Mrs. Lust was lead by Rev. Moneymaker.

Charlotte Adella, daughter of Hugh and Martha Leslie Humphrey was born May 10th, 1868 in Benton County, Iowa and died November 1, 1940 at the hospital in Creston, Iowa.

She was educated in the country schools of Benton Command Blairstown Academy.  Throughout her life she was interested in the better things of life, and when a young girl she was united with the Presbyterian Church at Scotch Grove near Fairfax.  She was a loyal worker in any church with which she was affiliated and at the time of her death was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Lenox.

She was united in marriage December 28, 1905 to Jesse F. Lust.  They moved to Gas City, Kansas where they lived until March 1909 when they moved to Dimmitt, Texas.

To them a daughter, Dorothy Jeanette was born.  Her husband was killed by accident on April 10, 1915.  She remained in Texas caring for her five step-children and her own one year old daughter, for a number of years.  She came back to Lenox to care for her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Humphrey Sr. until their death.  She spent two years in Tarkio, Missouri with her daughter while she attended college.  After the graduation of her daughter in 1936 she returned to Lenox,  Iowa.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Lust Godfrey, or Bedford, four step-children, Earl and Vern Lust of Dummitt, Tex., Mrs. Leona Stiles of Muleshoe, Texas and Loyal Lust of Klamath Falls, Oregon, one brother Benton Wade Humphrey of Hopkinton, Iowa nine grandchildren and several cousins and a host of friends.  One stepdaughter, Pearl preceded her in death.  Burial was in Fairfax, Iowa.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, November 7, 1940

Madden, Charles Richard –

Funeral services for Charles Madden of Kent were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church in Kent conducted by the Thomas Kelly of Mt. Ayr.  Mr. Madden suffered a heart attack while deer hunting in Minnesota, November 15 [1940] and passed away at Cass Lake, Minn.  Burial was made in the Graceland cemetery at Creston.

Charles Richard Madden was born in Union county, Iowa, near Kent, on July 25, 1882, the son of Robert and Alice Madden.  He was married on Feb. 23, 1902 to Mary Ellen Schofield.  Two children were born.  His entire life was spent in the Kent community.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Lester Peak and Harry Charles Madden; three grandchildren, Mary Ellen, Margaret Ann, Charlene Peak and Dale William Madden; also a brother Earl Madden and a sister, Mrs. Grace Madden.  A brother Warren Madden and a sister, Mrs. Mary Mickey preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were F. W. Livingston, T.H. Sanderman, Alfred Shanahan, Buryl Lininger, Fred Fehrie and Clarence Ambrose.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, November 28, 1940

Madden, Walter -

Walter Madden, 62, brother of W. H. Madden of Lenox, died in a hospital in Omaha Sunday morning.  He had entered the hospital a few days before to undergo an operation but the operation was not completed when it was found that his condition was more serious than had been thought.

Mr. Madden, who was born in Lenox in 1877, had been a resident of Omaha for 44 years.  He had been a director on the livestock board many times and was a member of Green, Madden & Co. commission firm.  Mr. Madden’s first employment was selling the Chicago Daily News on the streets in Lenox.  At that time the News was the favorite daily paper in this community and he would sell from 100 to 150 a day at one cent each.  The papers cost him .6 of a cent so he made .4 of a cent on each paper.  Out of his earnings he managed to save some money.

He is survived by his wife, Maude, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy M. Hansen, and a son, John W., both of Omaha; four sisters, Mrs. William Borland, Creston, Mrs. William Estelle, Falls City, Nebr., Mrs. Thomas McClintock, Denver, Mrs. Byron Cresswell, Lenox, and a brother, William H. Madden, of Lenox.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and burial was made in the Hillcrest cemetery at Omaha.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, September 26, 1940

Marshall, Joseph –

Funeral services for Joe Marshall, Negro, were held at the Presbyterian church in Sharpsburg Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Harris conduced the service.  Mr. Marshall died at 3:45 o’clock Friday after Oct. 11 [1940] at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 4 days.  Burial was made in the Conway cemetery.

Joseph Marshall, son of Henry and Susand Poole Marshall was born in Palmyra, Missouri, August 7, 1857.  In April 1879 he was united in marriage to Emma Gueste at Bloomfield, Ill.  Five children were born, one child dying in infancy.  The living children are Mrs. Susie Thomas and Mrs. Beatrice Wilkerson, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; Earl of Sharpsburg and LeRoy of Kansas.  Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Marshall preceded him in death 5 years ago in Los Angeles, where she was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wilkerson, because of ill health.

In March 1889, Mr. Marshall came to Sharpsburg and lived on the farm known as the D.S. Pennebaker farm west of town.  He later moved into town and took up his old trade of barbering.  Except for 14 months spent with his daughter, Mrs. Wilkerson, in Los Angeles, he has resided in Sharpsburg continuously  until the time of his death.  Joe, as he was know, leaves many friends who will remember him as an obliging friend and a kind and helpful neighbor.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa October 17, 1940

Miller, Laura Elizabeth Hackett –

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Corning Sunday afternoon, September 22 [1940], for Mrs. Laura Miller who died Wednesday evening, September 18 [1940].  Mrs. Miller had been in failing health for the past few years but had been seriously ill for only a few days.

Laura Elizabeth Hackett, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hackett, was born October 1, 1857 in Lima, Wisconsin, and died September 18, 1940, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 17 days.  While still a child her parents moved to Plattsburg, New York and later to Forest, Illinois.  She came to Adams county in 1876.

On April 18, 1883, she was married to Mart W. Miller of Mercer township.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller continued to reside in Mercer township, until the death of Mr. Miller December 8, 1928.  She has lived  continuously on the same farm for the past thirty-five years.  Since Mr. Miller’s death she has lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Kretzlinger and family.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Miller: Nora Badgett, Prescott, Charles W. Miller, Prescott, Bessie Lacox, Hogeland, Montana; Ethel Gilmore, Omaha; Wesley J. Miller, Corning; Wilton L. Miller, Salem, Mo.; and Florence Kretzinger, Corning.  Two children, Mary Miller and Milan Miller are deceased. 

She is also survived by 30 devoted grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; one brother, John Hackett, Yankton, S.D.; on half brother, Scott Hackett, Corning, and one half sister, Jennie Huss, Conway.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist church.  She taught a Sunday School class at Stringtown church for several years.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, October 3, 1940

Moore, John Ross –

Funeral services for Ross Moore were held at the Barber Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by the Rev. E. F. Hagee.  Mr. Moore died very suddently at his home in Ringgold county, Saturday, Nov. 9 [1940] at the age of 60 years and 21 days.  Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery.

John Ross Moore, son of James and Caroline Moore, was born at Prescott, Iowa, Oct. 18, 1880.  On December 24, 1803, he was united in marriage to Miss Erneline Brown of Brooks, Ia., who survives him.  Five children were born three of whom survive.

The surviving children are: Orel E. of Maryville, Mo.; Iven H. of Chariton, Ia., and Minnie Iola of Tingley.  He is also survived by two brothers, Roy Moore of Cromwell, Harry of Norway; one sister, Mrs. George Batton, living in northern Iowa and several grandchildren.  While a young man, Mr. Moore united with the Methodist church which faith he embraced until his death.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, November 14, 1940

Reed, Dr. Lloyd Thomas –

Dr. L. T. Reed of Gravity died at his home there, Thursday evening, October 17 [1940] .  He was 62 years, 2 months and 28 days old.  Dr. Reed located in Gravity in 1901 and from that time until his death led a busy, self-denying and efficient life as a family doctor.  He served a community that covered almost the entire center of the county.

A story is told that once, the doctor’s doorbell rang, a child came to the door.  “Where’s Doc?” a man asked, excitedly.  “I don’t know,” the child answered, but if you can find someone who is sick or hurt, he’s sure to be there.”

Funeral service were held Monday morning and were in charge of the American Legion.

Lloyd Thomas Reed, son of David and Harriett Reed, was born near Powersville, Mo., July 19, 1878.  He grew up in the community of his birth, attended the public schools there, and then entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in St. Louis, from which he graduated when he was 22.

Following his graduation he practiced his profession in Gault, Mo., until March 1901, when he moved to Gravity.

He was married October 16, 1901 to Miss Fairie Elliott, and to them one son, Darrell Lloyd, was born.  The son now lives with his family at Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Reed is survived by his wife, his son, two grandchildren, Beverly June and Larry Darrell, a cousin, Mrs. Laura Kent, who made her home with the Reed family for the past 18 years, three brothers, Cyrus of Powersville, Mo., Joseph of Fowler, Colo., and Dr. Guy P Reed of Davis City, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. C Merrick of Allerton, Ia.; and Mrs. Mary Lowe of Des Moines.

Dr. Reed united with the Methodist church in his youth.  He was a member of Sunlight Lodge A.F. & A.M. at Gravity, and of Mystic Shrine at St. Joseph, Mo.

During the World War, Dr. Reed served as a lieutenant in the medical corps.  He was a member of Post No. 164 of the American Legion, at Bedford.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, October 24, 1940

Reese, Lewis –

Lewis Reese, 68, died at his home in Creston shortly after 7 o’clock Monday morning.  His death resulted from a heart attack which he suffered on Nov. 5 [1940];

Mr. Reese was born on a farm near Stringtown on April 15, 1872.  He owned and operated a farm in that community for a number of years, devoting most of his time to the raising and feeding of cattle and was a member of the State Board of Animal Health.  He moved to Creston in 1928 and was engaged in insurance.

During the time he lived in the Stringtown vicinity he was a member of the building committee of the Stringtown Federated Community church, and assisted in making the plans and construction of the church in 1922 and 1923.

He was for 13 years president of the board of directors of the Greater community hospital in Creston and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. George McGregor and Mrs. Clifford McGregor both of Prescott, and Mrs. Edwin Butler of Lenox, a son Harry of Prescott, a brother, John C. of Corning and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Fleming of Corning and Mrs. Ralph Russell of Omaha.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa November 21, 1940

Reimer, Elizabeth Holthaus -

Mrs. Fred Reimer died at her home in Lenox Friday morning, July 26 [1940] at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 14 days, following a prolonged illness. Funeral services were held at the St. Patrick's Catholic church in Lenox Saturday morning at 9 o'clock a. m., conducted by the Rev. P. J. McStay. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Elizabeth Holthaus was born near Hamburg, Germany, February 12, 1860. In 1880 she came to America and made her home in Traer, Iowa.

On July 10, 1883, she was united in marriage to Fred Reimer who survives her. Four sons and one daughter were born. One son, Fred, preceded his mother in death. The living children are T. F. of Maryville, Mo., T. J. of Lenox, B. H. of Clearfield and Antonia of Des Moines. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and  three great-grandchildren.

Lenox Times Table, Lenox, Iowa, August 1, 1940

Ridenour, Jesse –

Jess Ridenour died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Erve Herring, south of Bedford, Tuesday, Sept. 3 [1940],  Mr. Ridenour was the father of Mrs. Charles Orr of Lenox and had been in failing health for the past two years.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Shearer cemetery chapel near Siam and burial will be made in the Shearer cemetery.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Moneymaker of Lenox.

Jesse Ridenour, son of Samuel and Mary Ridenour, was born April 4, 1879, near Clarinda, Ia., and died Tuesday, Sept. 3 [1940] at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 30 days.

He spent most of his life in Iowa except for a few years spent in Nodaway County, Missouri.  He was united in marriage to Nancy C. Maxwell of Braddyville, Ia., on July 24, 1898 at College Springs, Ia.  Eight children were born, three sons and five daughters, all of whom are livings except one son, Delbert, who died in infancy.  He is survived by his wife and seven children, Mable Wolfe, Sharpsburg, Myrtle Sabbling, Pickering, Mo.; Orville, Bedford; Rolla, Hopkins, Suse Herring, Bedford, Elsie Fearnot, Conway; and Pearl Orr, Lenox; three brothers, Denver Ridenour, Clarinda, John Ridenour, Villisca; and Charlie Ridenour, Nebraska; twenty-three grandchildren and a host of friends.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, September 5, 1940