MONTROSE, IOWA JOURNAL
(Compiled by Connie
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5 January 1933
John MEGCHELSON of Montrose, died at the home of his
son Charles MEGCHELSON. He had been cutting wood with his son and upon
their return to the house was stricken and died shortly after. He was
the son of Charles and Nancy MEGCHELSON, born 28 October 1858 in Keokuk.
Moved with his parents to a farm near Summitville, Iowa, when a lad of
nine and has lived on a farm all his life until about 20 years ago when
he moved to Montrose and engaged in the hardware business. In 1883, he
married Mary WRIGHT whose death occurred in 1897. He again married in
1899 to Gusta PETERSON, who survives. Besides his widow the following
children; Charles of near Montrose, Mrs. Curtis YOUNKIN of Montrose,
Mrs. D.A. ?, Mrs. M.F. COLE and Marion MEGCHELSEN of Detroit, Mi., Ruth
MEGCHELSEN of Ashville, N.C. and Jean MEGCHELSEN at home. One son,
Herbert, died in June 1923 and one brother, Girard MEGCHELSEN, preceded
him in death. There are nine grandchildren, eight sisters, and many
nieces and nephews. Buried Hickory Grove, near Summitville.
Mrs. Hetta HOLLINGSWORTH PETTY died at her home a mile
north of Sandusky, Sunday. She was the widow of Thomas H. PETTY, whose
death occurred a year ago. She was born in Lee Co. 9 February 1864,
daughter of Mr. Zebulon and Martha Ann DAVEY HOLLINGSWORTH. She married
26 March 1890 to Thomas H. PETTY, whose death occurred 20 October 1931.
They had two children, a daughter, Mrs Martha MAGLAYA, who survives her
mother and a son who died in infancy. Six grandchildren, one brother, A.
HOLLINGSWORTH, of Keokuk, a sister, Mrs. Sadie H. SVENSON of Sandusky
also survives. A brother F.D. HOLLINGSWORTH died in 1920 and a sister
Miss Abbie HOLLINGSWORTH died in 1922.
Mrs. Claude CLARK, for several years a resident of
Montrose, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy STERLING of
12 January 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Halma CONLEE and baby were called to
Missouri last week owing to the death of Mrs. CONLEE'S grandmother.
MONTROSE MAN WHO WAS LAST OF RAPIDS PILOTS SUCCUMBS TO
ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA AT AGE 83
Captain Charles H. FARRIS, veteran river pilot,
brought his ship of life to it's last port Friday morning when he died
at his home here after an illness of several days. He was by six years,
the oldest living pilot on the Mississippi River, and was the last of
the "rapids pilots" He was born on the river 29 January 1850
on a canal boat on the Muskingum River near Zanesville, Ohio. In 1852,
he came to Farmington and at sixteen learned the river, beginning his
career as a pilot between St. Louis and St. Paul. He moved to Montrose in
1868 when he began to be a pilot. His career as a pilot over the rapids
continued until 1875. The construction of the Des Moines Rapids canal
making a safe passage for boats around these shoals did away with the
need for these trained pilots to that after the canal was built, Captain
FARRIS acted as a special pilot, bringing boats over the rapids here and
in the upper river when needed. He retired from active service on the
river in 1912. He served as captain of the Silver Crescent, Eloise,
Keokuk and Columbia, packets which operated between Muscatine and
Quincy. He was pilot of excursion boats, and also of the big rafts which
plied the river in those days.
On 9 September 1875, he married Edith KIEL, who
preceded him in death eight years ago. They had four children, one of
whom died in infancy. The surviving children are Clarence A. FARRIS of
Grinnell, Robert J. FARRIS of Montrose, and Miss Nellie E. FARRIS of Montrose, who teaches in the Junior High School at Keokuk. There are
three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Capt. Farris was a member of Joppa Lodge No. 136 of
Masons of Montrose. At the funeral service, which were held Sunday from
the residence, the Masons held their services at the grave in Montrose
cemetery. Eugene JENKINS, Master, was in charge. The pallbearers were F.
Lee DAVIS, J. C. HEAD, Joe CHOULET, Ben MITCHELL and Charley MOORE?
Music by Mrs. R. N. SMITH and Joseph REED accompanied by Mrs. Thos. L.
Miss Leona MORRIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
MORRIS, married Warren RIDDLE, 7 January 1933 at the First Christian
church. Will live on a farm near Montrose.
Mrs. Susie COMSTOCK HAMILTON, died 7 January 1933.
Born 14 July 1896, the daughter of John and Ida FOLEY COMSTOCK, in
Harrisburg, Missouri. Married 26 September 1916 to Robert HAMILTON, who
survives her. May, Eugene, Maxine and Junior (evidently these are the
children, it did not say). One sister, Mrs. John COMSTOCK, two brothers,
William and Emmett COMSTOCK all of Montrose. Three half sisters: Mrs.
Martin WELCH, Mrs. Edgar LANTHRIDGE and Mrs. Roy ROGERS of Rock Island,
Illinois, half brother, Chas STOCKWELL of Montrose. Buried Montrose.
19 January 1933
John THOMAS, well known resident of Montrose, died at
his home in Montrose, Wednesday. He was born 25 October 1863 in
Lexington, Illinois, and when a boy moved to Marshalltown, Iowa and
lived there until he moved to Montrose. On 23 December 1902, he married
Mrs. Cenia BROWN, of Montrose, at Keokuk. Survived by wife, one
step-son, F. R. BROWN of Bowie, Tx. and two step-grandchildren, June
Louise and Dale BROWN also of Bowie. Buried Montrose.
Mrs. Mayme HEFFERLIN, wife of Henry HEFFERLIN, funeral
was held Saturday at the Merrill Mortuary. The remains rest in the vault
at the mortuary, committal serves will be held later. She died 9
November 1933 at Rochester, Mn. She had resided in Livingston for some
40 years. Leaves husband, three sisters, Mrs. A. T. WRIGHT of Livingston,
Mrs. Frank WRIGHT of Seattle, and Mrs. Oscar JOHNSON of Mahtomedi, Mn.,
a half brother, John SPRING, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and niece, Mrs. A. T.
COLLINS of Seattle. She was the daughter of the late Martin SPRING of
Bluff Park. She left here in the year 92 and moved to Livingston Mt.
(Don't know about this date, can't be right, might want to check the
26 January 1933
John Wesley WICKELL, retired merchant and stock buyer,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles REED at Montrose,
Saturday. He was born 1 March 1845 in Madison Co. Oh., the son of Daniel
and Clarinda DOUGLAS WICKELL. He married in 1879 to Laura ROBINSON at
Had four children, one of whom preceded him in death.
Surviving are; Mrs. Charles REED, Harry R. of Montrose and Frank of
Detroit, Mi., one sister, Mrs. John RENY of Mt. Sterling, Oh. Buried
Mrs. Walter HOPP of Donnellson died, but have not
found an obit.
Mr. and Mrs. Halma CONLEE were called to Missouri for
the death of her grandfather, it was just two weeks since her
Betty Ruth CURL, 9, passed away at the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Josie GRAHAM, in Montrose, after an illness of four
months. She was born 20 July 1923, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CURL,
at Keota, Iowa. Leaves parents, one brother, Graham Harlin CURL of
Chicago( parents live there) also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George W.
CURL of Fairfield, Iowa, and grandmother, Mrs. Josie Graham of Montrose.
Mr. and Mrs. CURL and two children had been visiting at the GRAHAM home
when the child took sick. Buried in Montrose.
Rodnay BALLINGER died at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Minerva HAIG in Niota, Illinois, Saturday. He had lived in Niota for
about 15 years. He was 74. He is survived by two sons, Frank of Rock
Island, Illinois, Floyd of Denver, Co., one daughter, Mrs. Cony CURTIS
of Davenport, Iowa, two sisters, Mrs. HAIGH of Niota, and Mrs. Della
YEOCUM of Osawatomie, Kansas. Buried Tull.
James B. CARRICK, a retired farmer died at his home on
the Main street road, Wednesday. He was born in Lee Co. 3 February 1857,
son of William and Mary DAVIES CARRICK. In 1881, he married Mariah
VANAUSDALL in Keokuk. She preceded him in 1929. Leaves a son, I. C.
CARRICK of Summitville, a daughter, Mrs. William YOUNKIN of
Montrose. A sister, Mrs. Ida C. CHENOWETH of Keokuk.
Mrs. Wm. WASHBURN received the news Monday of the
death of her father, Mr. WICKSAM of Farmington. He was an old soldier of
the Civil War.
9 February 1933
Mr. and Mrs., Emil WAHRER of Montrose, celebrate their
50th. Lists all that attended but too much to type out. Will need to
look at the film for the list.
Thomas W. SKYLES, 98, and the oldest resident of Ft.
Madison, died at his home Tuesday. He was born 28 February 1835 at
Rushville, Illinois and had lived in Jefferson Twp. and Ft. Madison since
he was three years old. He married 29 April 1858 to Elizabeth CONLEE in
Jefferson Twp. She died in Ft. Madison 2 July 1909. Leaves four sons;
William B. of Memphis, Mo. John H. Warsaw, Ill., Harvey A. of Ft.
and Adam S. Portland, Or., two daughters; Mrs. Fred EPPERS, and Mrs.
Alex BULLARD both of Ft. Madison, one brother, Frank, Montrose, three
sisters; Mrs. James GRISWOLD, Montrose, Mrs. A C.SNIVELY and Mrs. W. H.
SOUTH both of Ft. Madison.
23 February 1933
Mrs. Bernard J. DEILING died at her home in Keokuk, 20
February 1933. Mary MOLL was born 7 June 1864 at Eddyville, Iowa, the
daughter of John and Elizabeth MOLL. On 13 October 1891, she married
Bernard J. DEILING. Had nine children; two of whom died in infancy.
Leaves husband, and following children; Mrs. C.A. TRIMBLE, William J.,
Nicholas T. and Francis A. all of Keokuk, Mrs. W. H. METZINGER of
Montrose, and John H. of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Two brothers, John H. MOLL of
Ottumwa and William of Olalla, Wa., a sister, Mrs. Gary KOSMAN of Albia.
A sister and brother preceded her.
9 March 1933
Frank A. LEMATTY died at his home in Montrose 6 March
1933. He was born 16 March 1863, son of Joseph and Adalaide LEMATTY, at
Abingdon, Illinois. His parents were born in France. His mother came to
this country when she was two, his father when he was 16. Married 23 May
1889 at Ft. Madison to Margaret WIEMMER. They had six sons, two died in
infancy. Survived by wife Margaret and four sons; Ferdinand C. of St.
Louis, Alfred F. of Keokuk, Clarence W. and Raymond J. of Montrose,
and 10 grandchildren. Two sisters; Mrs. J. L. VANAUSDOLL, and Mrs. Wm.
MCCANN, of Montrose, four brothers; Charles E. of Indianapolis, In.,
Louis L. of Quincy, Ill., Robert A. of Galesburg, Ill., and James of
Hollywood, Ca. He was a barber by trade being engaged in that business
for a number of years in Montrose, but at the time of his death, was
engaged in carrying the mail from the post office to the depot. Buried
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. DENMIRE have a new girl born
Tuesday. I believe this to be Marcine, we used to ride horses a lot
together and spent many nights sleeping in a hammock on their back porch
when she lived just off Cranes Lane. Sara Lee Ruby also rode with us at
times. Her dad made box kites.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter LEWIS have a new boy born 1 March
1933, Charles William. Mrs. LEWIS was Maud BENNER.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyle? WARD of Centralia, Missouri, have
a new boy born Sunday. Mrs. WARD was Nellie MEARS.
23 March 1933
Mrs. Mary TRUMP received the sad news of the death of
her sister, Mrs. David ABEL of near Donnellson.
30 March 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth TWEEDY have a new girl, Marion
Alice. Mrs. TWEEDY was Pearl HARMON.
6 April 1933
Mrs. G. W. GILBERT, a resident of Marshalltown for
almost half a century, died at her home Monday. Eleanor May BALLOU was
born 25 September 1857 near Montrose. Lived here until she married
George W. GILBERT 6 September 1883. She is survived by husband, a
sister, Mrs. J.P. KENNEDY, Montrose, two brothers; J. R. BALLOU, Ft
Dodge, and H.W. BALLOU, Ft. Madison. Buried Marshalltown cemetery.
Mrs. Clara MOORE of Montrose, died here Wednesday.
Funeral Saturday. Obit next week.
13 April 1933
Delbert Leon, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
CLEMENSON, died Saturday. Buried Montrose.
20 April 1933
Anna L. Kalina, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth WAREHIME,
married Harry C. GILMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. GILMAN in Keokuk,
Saturday. Will live in Ft. Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry MITCHELL have a new girl, Joan
Claire. (went to school with her)
R. M. KNOBBS to open new café. I believe this was right
on the corner and they lived upstairs.
Miss Charlotte BENNER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C.
BENNER of near Montrose, married Hugh CARRICK of near Keokuk, last
Saturday. Will live in Keokuk.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold PRICE have a new girl born 18
Mrs. Mary P. JOHNSON, died at the home of her son,
Martin T. JOHNSON near Summitville. She was born in Denmark 26 November
1859, the daughter of Andrew and Anna FRANSEN? PETERSON. Came to U.S. in
1869 at age nine, returned to Denmark when she was 18. After two years
there, she came back to this country the rest of the time. Mostly in
Galland. On 29 November 1883, she married A. P. JOHNSON in Chicago. He
died a year ago. Leaves three sons, D. W. JOHNSON, of Keokuk, Martin T.
of Summitville, and Fred C. of Keokuk. A daughter, Anna Gertrude, died
in 1919 and a son in infancy. Buried Galland.
27 April 1933
J. B. WATKINS, sheriff and deputy sheriff of Lee Co.
for ten years and recently deputy state game warden, died at his home in
Ft. Madison, Monday. He was 67. He was born in Petersburg, Illinois and
came to Ft. Madison in 1902. He married Myra HOGSDEN, at El Paso,
Illinois, 24 December 1885. They moved first to Kossuth Co. and then to
Ft. Madison in 1902. Leaves wife, one son, L. H. WATKINS of Storm Lake,
three daughters; Mrs. J. G. THORNE, Mrs. J.D. NEGUS of Ft.Madison, and
Mrs. W.W. MALKEWITZ and one sister. Buried Oakland.
Mrs. Emma FOWLER, a highly respected resident of
Sandusky, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. PETERSON. Emma
HANEY was born near Rockford, Winnebago Co,. Illinois, 21 May 1856, the
daughter of James and Mary HANEY. She moved to Keokuk with her parents
at age of 13 and later moved to Sandusky during the building of the old
canal. She married 11 April 1875 to Edwin FOWLER on the property where
they spent their entire wedded life with the exception of one year which
was spent at Burlingame, Kansas. They had ten children, four children;
Clara, Minnie, George, and Pearl, preceded her in death. Her husband
died 20 July 1921. Leaves; Ida METTERNICH, Carthage, Illinois, Ella BOYD
and W E. FOWLER, Montrose, Mary E. PETERSON, Sandusky, Jessie R. FOWLER,
Moline, Illinois, and James E. Oregon, Illinois. One brother, William
HANEY of Keokuk.
4 May 1933
I never did find an obit for Clara MOORE
Mrs. W. B. PATTEN, a former resident of Montrose, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. I. JOHNSON, Port Townsend, Wa., 1
May 1933. Sarah Ellen REEVES born in Richmond, Oh. 13 November 1850 the
daughter of Phillip W. and Hannah TOWNER REEVES. Came to Iowa with her
parents at age four and grew up in Montrose. On 22 May 1871, she married
J. Robert REDMOND and had eight children, one of whom died in 1913. Paul
J. Moved to Keokuk in 1895. Mr. REDMOND died in 1902, and in 1907, she
went to Washington to live. In Boise, Id. , she married W. B. PATTON in
1913. They lived in Calwell, Id. for several years. Mr. PATTON died in
1928 and since then she has lived with her daughter. Leaves; J. Holt
REDMOND and Mrs. O. W. SWARTZ of Keokuk, Mrs. Nellie CHARLES of Kent. Wa.,
Mrs. James W. MITCHELL of Montrose, Mrs. Eva GRUNDY of Kansas City Mo.,
Frank P. REDMOND of Stockton, Ca. and Mrs. F. L. JOHNSON of Port Townsend,
Wa., two sisters, Mrs. George E. BROWN of Pretty Prarie, Ks., Mrs. C.E.
HORTEN of Spokane, Wa., P.W. REEVES of Akron, Oh. and Ed J. REEVES of
Mrs. Mary J. BUNKER died Monday at her home. Buried
Montrose. She was born 26 February 1868 in Dallas City, Illinois,
daughter of Thomas S. and Sarah LAHARTY WHITAKER. The family moved to
Montrose in 1861. She married A.J.BUNKER in Montrose in 1886, he died 15
June 1909. Leaves, two daughters, Mrs. Anna MERRYFIELD and Mrs. Beatrice
CASSIDY of Montrose, four sons; Jake of Vincennes, Roy, Everette and
Sterling BUNKER of Montrose, three brothers; Henry and William WHITAKER
of Keokuk, and John of Jasper, Ark., two sisters; Mrs. Margaret
BLACKBURN of Ava, Missouri and Viola WHITAKER of Phoenix, Az.
11 May 1933
On 2 May 1933, Mr. F. A. WHITNEY, celebrated his 80th
birthday in Centerville, Iowa. A very interesting story is in this
18 May 1933
Mrs. Clara Jane FAWCETT DYE of near Montrose, died at
her home Wednesday. She was a native of Illinois, the daughter of David
and Elizabeth FAWCETT, born 12 May 1858. Married William DYE 12 October
1874. Survived by four daughters; Ella at home, Cora E. of Ft .Madison,
Fern CLOUD of Montrose, Eva GOLDSMITH, Montrose, five sons; Ira and
Moses at home, James, Montrose, Wm. Jr. Independence, Iowa, John Table
Grove, Illinois, two brothers; Lee and William FAWCETT, Table Grove,
Illinois, Two sisters; Mrs. BROWN, Canova, S.D., Mrs. Adeline SMART,
Seattle, Wa. ( I remember James or Jimmy as we called him, quite well.
He was the janitor at the Montrose school, very neat guy, had one stiff
finger as I remember.)
S.M. SPAHR, Montrose, died at his home Saturday. He
was born 1 February 1851 in In., the son of John and Mary MATHEWS SPAHR.
Came to Lee Co. at the age of five. He married 2 September ? to Mary
KESSLER at West Point and had two children. He was the last of a family
of three children, two sisters, Mary Elizabeth KERNS, preceding him in
death (didn't mention the other one. ) Leaves wife, one son John of
Montrose, a daughter , Mrs. S.V. JOHNSON of Keokuk. Buried Charleston.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil GEISELMAN of Burlington have a new
girl, Beverly Yvonne. Mrs. GEISELMAN was Anna VANAUSDALL. (It is
interesting; some times I find VanAusdall, sometimes Vanausdall,
sometimes, VanAusdoll, sometimes VanAusdall. I assume all are of the
same family. I remember talking to someone that said it was spelled
Mrs. Mary TRUMP received the sad news of the death of
her brother-in-law, David ABEL of near Donnellson.
25 May 1933
Halle Fawn ANDERSON, a former resident of Montrose,
died in Indianapolis, In., 19 May 1933. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
George ANDERSON. His mother, Ella NOLES ANDERSON, daughter of Mrs.
Elizabeth NOLES of Montrose, preceded him in death several years ago. He
is survived by his father; George ANDERSON of near Burlington, one son
Halle of Leavenworth, Kansas, his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth NOLES of
Montrose and Ray ANDERSON, an uncle of Montrose. Buried in In.
1 June 1933
Miss Ruth CHATFIELD of Kingston, daughter of Arthur
CHATFIELD, married George HUNT of Oakville, 26 May 1933. Groom is son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. HUNT of Piasa, Illinois. They will be at home at the
Methodist parsonage in Oakville. Nice article.
6 June 1933
Frank H. STORMS died at his home in Summitville
Friday. He was born 5 March 1876 in Lee Co., the son of Lewis and Joanna
HOSKINS STORMS. He married Jessie BEATY at Argyle 2 June 1901 and had
six children. Surviving are wife, and the following children; Millard at
home, Lowell of Mooar, Mrs. W.H.MCKIERNAN, Ft. Madison, and Laura
STORMS, Freeman STORMS, and Morris STORMS, all of Summitville. Also his
mother, Mrs. Johanna HOSKINS of Summitville, three brothers Harry and
Lewis of Argyle and Oscar, of Joplin, Missouri, a sister, Mrs. Jessie
STARR of Ft. Madison.
Lawrence E. ROBERTS of New Boston, drowned while
wading in the water on a beach about one mile and a half above Montrose.
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 29 December 1913, the son of Jesse M.
and Orpha PHELPS ROBERTS. Came to New Boston 16 years ago. On 2 August
1931, he married Beulah THOMAS at Wayland, Missouri. One child was born,
Patricia, both survive as well as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
ROBERTS of New Boston.
Sherman D. SKINNER, who has been a resident of Keokuk
for the past several years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Claude MAGIN 1 June 1933. He was born 7 December 1866 in Montrose. He
married Grace CLOUD in Montrose in 1900, she died in 1928. They had
eight children, two of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are the
following children; Mrs. Roy CARR, of Keokuk, Mrs. Claude MAGIN of
Keokuk, Mrs. Roy CALE of Montrose, Claude SKINNER of Kahoka, Missouri,
Alice SKINNER of Keokuk, and George SKINNER of Keokuk, a sister, Mrs.
Hulda BARBER of Montrose, a half brother, John SKINNER of Marshalltown
and five grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville STOVAL have a new son, James
Joseph, born 1 June 1933.
15 June 1933
Miss Edna ANDERSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.O.
ANDERSON of Montrose, married John MOLLER of Summitville, at Kahoka,
Missouri. Will live in Montrose.
22 June 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Roy BALL a new girl born 20 June 1933.
Mrs. Catherine LEEPER, an old resident of Lee Co.,
died at her home west of Montrose, Saturday. Born 20 November 1853 in
Stubenville, Oh., the daughter of Daniel and Ellen WELCH SLATTERY, moved
with her parents to Keokuk in 1856, they moved to a farm west of
Montrose in 1865. She has live there since. On 19 April 1880, she
married William O. LEEPER. He died 10 May 1931. Three children survive;
Mrs. Nellie ALLEN, Charles and Daniel LEEPER, all of Montrose.
29 June 1933
A young married couple, Mr. and Mrs. James D.
GRISWOLD, of Ft. Madison, drowned in the Skunk River near Augusta. James
GRISWOLD was born in St. Louis and made his home in Lee Co. since 1915;
he was 20. Surviving him is his father, William Hurd GRISWOLD of near
Montrose, his grandmother, Mrs. Magnolia GRISWOLD of near Montrose, with
whom he made his home. His mother preceded him. Also surviving is one
sister, Mrs. Joseph MUELLER of Ft. Madison. Mrs. Dorothy Mae GRISWOLD,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. DAVIDSON of Ft. Madison, was 18. She
was born in Tx. and has made Ft. Madison her home since 1923 until her
marriage, 13 April 1933 at Ft. Madison.
Reuben G. CONLEE, 59, a life long resident of
Jefferson Twp., died at his home Friday. He was a member of one of the
pioneer families of the county and state, and his death in the home in
which he was born is the first break in the family circle of nine
children. He is survived by four sisters and four brothers, George of
Keokuk, Robert at home, Linza of Kahoka, S.D. Amos of Montrose, Mrs.
Laura NAILOR of Montrose, Mrs. Fred BULLARD of Warsaw, Mrs. Mary
WOODSIDE at home, and Mrs. Nora H?ett of Ft. Madison. Buried Wilson
6 July 1933
Thomas W. SPROTT died at his home 6 July 1933. He was
born in Summitville, Iowa, 9 August 1852. He married many years ago to
Miss Antoinette C. GILMAN, who preceded him 6 December 1932. Mr. SPROTT
had been a Montrose resident for about 70 years and was the last member
of the Thomas L. SPROTT family. Leaves three sons and four daughters;
Sam P. of San Francisco, Ca., Ted of Ft .Madison, Thomas D. of Montrose,
Iva of Denver, Co. Georga Mona and Mrs. Carrie CHRISTENSEN of Montrose.
Mr. George E. BROWN died at his home in Pretty
Prairie, Kansas, 22 June 1933. He was born and raised in or near
Montrose. Married Miss Wealtha REEVES many years ago. They went west in
the early days and homesteaded in Kansas. He was past 82, leaves his
wife, eight children, a host of grandchildren and the following brothers
and sisters; Charles Dick BROWN, LeRoy BROWN and Miss Addie BROWN of
Ambrosia, Richard BROWN of Boulder, Co., and Mrs. Vada SCHOOLEY of Ks.
Mrs. Anna Marie WAGNER nee TEMPLE, a life long
resident of Lee Co. born in Charleston Twp. 20 July 1847, died, 1 July
1933. On 16 March 1866, she married Conrad WAGNER at Franklin and had
ten children, three of whom, two sons, William and Conrad, and one
daughter, Mrs. Mollie HAFFNER, preceded her in death, as did her
husband. Leaves George, Henry, Lewis, and Clarence of Donnellson, Edward
and Joseph of Montrose, one daughter, Mrs Alfred BEST of Donnellson, one
half brother, George HAEFFNER of Donnellson. Buried in the Evangelical
Miss Florence Catherine FRUEHLING, daughter of Mrs.
Lydia C. FRUEHLING, married Nelson H. KREHBIEL, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry J. KREHBIEL of Donnellson, 1 July 1933. Will live in Des Moines.
13 July 1933
The following obit was clipped from the Mason City
Banner-Times of July 6.
Mrs. A.S. COVERT, daughter of William C. and Berrila
KINCAID died at her home in Mason City, Iowa. Laura KINCAID was born in
Menard Co. 1 June 1858. She married Rev. A.S. COVERT at Irish Grove, 11
September 1889. She is survived by her husband, one son, Rev. Brainard
N. COVERT of Kirksville, Missouri. One of their pastorates was Montrose,
Iowa. Buried in Indian Point cemetery. I wonder if the sons name is
John HENN, a resident of Montrose, died Mon. He was
born 11 July 1876, son of William and Elizabeth SCHMIDT HENN, in
Wellman, Iowa and came to Montrose in 1920. On 15 December 1910, he
married Grace BASSETT at Donnellson and had three children. Leaves wife
and the children; Lloyd, Vera, and Myrtle, all at home, four brothers,
Henry, of Burlington, Fred of Denmark, William of Orlando, Oklahoma, and
Ed of Wellman, four sisters, Miss Lydin of Burlington, Mrs. Emma SMITH
of Wellman, Mrs. Elizabeth TATE of Orlando, Oklahoma and Mrs. Anna YOUNG
of Greeley, Co.
20 July 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice WAGNER have a new girl born
Saturday, Mary Louise. Mrs. WAGNER was the former Hazel DAVIS.
27 July 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Peter KNIGHT celebrate 50th. Her maiden
name was CRAWFORD.
3 August 1933
Miss Helen LUKEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LUKEY of
Detroit, Mi., married George KENNEDY, son of G.W. KENNEDY of Montrose,
18 July 1933 at Memphis, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo LEFEBRE have a new girl born several
10 August 1933
William M. COOK, who made his home at the Anthes hotel
in Ft. Madison, died Thursday. He was born 12 September 1866 in Montrose,
Iowa. Leaves one sister, Mrs. William WEMMER on one niece, Mrs. E.G.
NIEBEL of Ft .Madison. Buried Elmwood cemetery.
17 August 1933
Mrs. Elizabeth SLATTERY, a life long resident of Lee
Co., died Sunday. She was born in 1861 in Rome, N.Y., the daughter of
Thomas and Catherine DOYLE and came to Keokuk as a small girl. Her
husband Daniel SLATTERY and her only child, Charles are both dead. She
was the last of a family of ten children.
24 August 1933
Mrs. Sarah E. MITCHELL of Keokuk, died Thursday. She
was born in Montrose, 14 July 1858, the daughter of Samuel P. and Nancy
GOODRICH CARTER. On 6 January 1881, she married Robert MITCHELL and had
three children, two of whom preceded her in death. One son survives,
Samuel MITCHELL of Keokuk, a grandson, Robert Marion of Keokuk. Buried
Hubert PHILP, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph PHILP of
near Sandusky, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was struck
by a car.
Frederick REUTHER celebrated his 90th birthday. He was
born in Germany.
Robert F. ROBERTSON, 85, of Summitville, was killed
Tuesday when he was struck by an automobile. Two sons and two daughters
Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER a girl, Sunday. She was Edna
Mr. and Mrs. Joe ROONEY, a boy born Monday. She was
Marie BROWN of Ambrosia.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest DAVIS a girl born 18 August ,
named Beverly Ethel. Mother Ethel WHITCOMB.
31 August 1933
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MULLIKIN, whose long life has been
spent in Lee, Co., died at the home of her son, Wilkinson MULLIKIN in
Keokuk. She was born 7 June 1846 in Youngstown, Oh., the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas JONES. She married in 1864 to William MULLIKEN at
Montrose and had 12 children. Her husband died 25 February 1902. Four of
the children preceded her in death. Those surviving; Charles of
Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Ida LUPTON of Sterling, Ks., William of Moline,
Illinois, Grover C. of Ft.Madison, Clarence of Montrose, Wilkinson of
Keokuk, Mrs. Ora DORLAN of Keokuk, and Mrs. Nellie GLAZER of Keokuk, 26
grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Buried Hickory Grove.
Adrian SALLEN, 12, of Ft. Madison was killed late
Monday when he was struck by a bat which slipped from the hands of
George HOLTERHAUS as the latter swung at a third strike.
7 September 1933
Miss Helen DOWNEY married Virgil THON, Saturday. Bride
is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray DOWNEY of Donnellson. Groom is the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred THON of Montrose. Will live near
14 September 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Ed MCLEARN have a new boy born Monday.
Miss Dorothy Margaret THOMAS married Floyd CLEMENSON
A baby girl to Art and Ida QUEISNER Friday.
21 September 1933
Miss Mildred Irene ULREY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
M. ULREY of Martinsville, Illinois, married Mr. Erith Hilbourn REED son
of Joseph H. REED of Montrose. Big article
28 September 1933
Mrs. William MCCANN and Mrs. J.L. VANAUSDOLL received
the sad news of the passing away of their two brothers in Ca. James J.
LEMATTY and Robert LEMATTY. James died 12 September 1933 in Hollywood,
Ca. He was born in Abingdon, Illinois, 5 April 1867. They are the sons
of Joseph and Adelaide LEMATTY who were both born in France. They were
buried in Nauvoo and James was buried in Ca.
Robert died 23 September 1933 in Los Angeles, Ca. He
too was born in Abingdon, Illinois, 14 March 1875. Robert is survived by
his wife. The two sisters here also survive and a brother Charles of
Indianapolis, In. and Louis of Quincy, Illinois. Another brother, Frank
died last February.
John M. POHLMEYER, 62, editor and publisher of West
Point Bee, died at his home in West Point, Monday. He was born in Ft.
Madison 28 July 1871. Married Clara LOHMAN of West Point 28 October
1897, she survives as do three children.
5 October 1933
Robert B. KENNEDY, died at his home in Minneapolis, Mn.
1 October 1933. He was born in Montrose 6 December 1867, son of John and
Martha Ann BOYD KENNEDY. Married 12 October 1914 to Elizabeth SEELIGER
of Minneapolis, she preceded him in death in March of 1927. He is
survived by three sisters, Miss Winifred KENNEDY of Minneapolis, Mrs.
Mary TOMLINSON of Freesoil, Mi., and Mrs. Ed. T, CURTIS of Montrose, one
brother, Norman of Montrose. Miss Jane KENNEDY, a sister, died last
November at her home in Montrose. Funeral in Mn.
Word was received here of the marriage of E. Dallas
CROOKS Jr. and Miss Elba HANSEN. The wedding took place in Laredo, Tx.
23 September. He is now serving in the U.S. Army.
Melissa Jane MACKEY was born in Holm Co. Oh., 26 June
1848 and died 19 September 1933. She married John Milton SHORE in
Rochester, In., 17 December 1869. She came to Luray, Missouri in 1882.
Her immediate family living are; J. L. SHORE, Laramie, Wy., H.T.SHORE
and Mrs. Ruby MCCABE of Luray, Missouri, Chas SHORE of Montrose, Ia.,
Bert K.SHORE, Fairbanks, Iowa, Burrel O. SHORE, Des Moines, Ia. (taken
from Kahoka Free Press)
12 October 1933
Mrs. Marie HEINE, a former teacher in the Wells-Carey
school in Keokuk and until her last illness, a resident of Montrose
Twp., died at St. Joseph's hospital, Tuesday. Marie DUFEK was born in
Austria Hungary, 2 November 1871, daughter of John and Caroline DUFEK.
Came to U.S. as a baby with her parents and lived in Iowa City until she
was eight. Came to Keokuk. In 1897, she married Edward HEINE. One son
was born to them, Francis of Keokuk. There are also two brothers, James
of St. Louis, Frank of Keokuk, two sisters, Mrs. Jennie HOLLENBACK of
Helena, Mt. And Mrs. Anny KELLY of Los Angeles, Ca.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter CLEMENSON have a girl, born
19 October 1933
Mr. and Mrs. James MORTON of Boone, Iowa have a new
boy, born 10 October 1933. Mrs. MORTON was Helen PARKIN, who taught in
the local high school a number of years. Mr. MORTON had charge of Linger
26 October 1933
Miss Helen SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John SMITH
of near Farmington, married Eugene BAUTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
BAUTER of Bonaparte, Iowa on 21 October 1933. Will live in Farmington.
We wish to give our sympathy to the Walter SLATER
family in the death of their father-grandfather, Fred BALL.
9 November 1933
Frank L. SWINDERMAN died 2 November 1933. Born 13
April 1891, son of Casper and Amanda SWINDERMAN. He married 17 September
1917 to Vera HAMILTON of New Boston, Iowa. They had seven children, four
sons and three daughters: Francis, Harold, Donald, Lois, Evelyn, Collene
and Gene Robert, all at home, who with their mother survive. Also
brothers and sisters, Lon and Edward of Charleston, William of
Donnellson, Walter of New Boston, Charles and Joseph of Carthage, S. D.,
Mrs. Sim GRISWOLD of Ft. Madison, and Mrs. Harry PEZLEY of Montrose.
Buried Charleston cemetery.
An application has been made for a loan and grant from
the N.R.A. of sufficient funds to construct a toll bridge across the Des
Moines river at St. Francisville, Missouri.
16 November 1933
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence ROBERTS of Argyle, a new girl,
Mr. and Mrs. Arlo SMITH have a new girl, Patricia
Rhyne, born 10 November. Mrs. SMITH is former Dora CARTER.
23 November 1933
Mr. Jefferson WORSTER celebrates 92nd birthday. A
Civil War Vet.
Miss Lorraine BUCKWAR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin
BUCKWAR, of Ft .Madison, married Virgil THOMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roscoe THOMPSON of Montrose, 17 November 1933. Will live in Ft. Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. BRYAN are parents of a girl.
30 November 1933
Mrs. Matilda LAMBERT, a long time resident of
Montrose, died at Los Angeles, Ca., 23 November 1933, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Pearl MOORE. Survived by the one daughter, a foster son,
Wilford LAMBERT of Montrose. Her husband died almost 20 years ago. Mrs.
Alvin KELLY, a grand-daughter, left Ft. Madison to accompany the remains
back to Montrose.
Roy G. BERSTLER of Argyle, a rural mail carrier, died
at his home Monday. He was born 16 October 1881 in Sigourney, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. George BENNER, a son born Monday. John
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BURK have a new girl born 19
November, Patricia Joan. Mrs. BURK is Fern HEAD.
7 December 1933
Miss Marie NICKEL, daughter of Frank NICKEL of Rock
Island, married Joseph P. WELSH, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. R.
WELSH of Montrose, in Rock Island on Thanksgiving day.
The St. Francisville Des Moines River bridge is a go.
It is to cost $119,479.
Miss Elsie WEBER of New Boston married Fred CLEMENSON
of Grand Lake, Co. on 25 November 1933 at Golden, Co. Bride is the
daughter of Mrs. Katherine WEBER of New Boston, groom is son of Mrs. Mae
CLEMENSON of Keokuk. Groom has a fur farm in Grand Lake, Co.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Matilda LAMBERT
were held Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl SCHILLER have named their new baby
girl, Norma Jean.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan HANCOCK have named their girl Ruth
Emma in honor of her grandmother on whose birthday anniversary she was
Geo. BENNER wears a broad smile these days. It's a
boy, named John William. Mrs. BENNER was Eleanor KENNEDY. ( Had this
14 December 1933
Lyle H. GALVOND, a former Montrose resident, died at
his home in New London, Monday. He was born 3 August 1892, son of Jesse
J. and Jennie PIPER GALVOND, in Gifford, Illinois. After graduating high
school, he moved with his parents to Keokuk. He married 14 January 1915
to Rose Ann ROVANE in Keokuk. Moved to New London. Survived by wife, 3
children, Dorothy, Majorie, and Louis, all at home, also his mother,
Mrs. Jennie GALVOND, a brother, Harold of New London, a sister, Mrs.
Leonard BALL of Charleston. The funeral was held at Keokuk from the John
W. ROVANE home.
Alex Nathan MITCHELL died at his home in Kahoka,
Missouri, 7 December 1933. He was born 6 February 1859 in Clinton Co.
N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel MITCHELL and one of a family of five
sons and four daughters, all of whom preceded him in death. His mother
died when he was two years old. In 1878, four of the MITCHELL sons
including Alex, came west to Lee Co. Iowa. In 1905, he located at
Chambersburg, Clark Co. Missouri and in 1929 he moved to Kahoka,
retiring from farming. He married Shiloe CAMERON, daughter of Hugh and
Jane CAMERON in Lee Co., 21 November 1880 and had ten children, one of
whom, Bessie Mae was accidentally burned and died of her injuries in
1915. Leaves wife and children; William Hugh of Spanish Lake, Missouri,
Mrs. John N. (Grace Emma) KUDEBEH of Viele, Iowa, Mrs. Archie (Bertha
Louisa) STARR of Kahoka, Missouri, Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) WARD of Kahoka,
T.L. of Chambersburg, Rolla Russell of Donnellson, Iowa, Ralph Lester of
Mr. Sterling, Iowa, Mrs. Thomas (Ruth) WORRELL of Chambersburg, Collin
Stuart of Ashton. Buried Chambersburg cemetery.
Miss Lucille DYER of New Boston married Arthur MONSON
of Mt Pleasant, 22 November 1933 at Kahoka, Missouri. Will live in Mt.
Christmas trees for sale, 15 and 25 cents each, 5
cents extra for stand.
21 December 1933
Owen CHRISTENSEN, broke both bones in his arm while
cranking his ford.
Ernest Paul FARRELL, born 3 November 1903 near
Montrose, son of John W. FARRELL and Minerva Mize FARRELL, died 15
December 1933 in a hospital in Pasadena, Ca. He married Miss Alice
Marion CLAMPITT of New Providence, Iowa, 28 May 1929 at her parents home
in New Providence. They lived in Chicago for awhile, then New
Providence, then to Ca. Leaves, wife, one sister, Mrs. Walter CLEMENSON
of Montrose, two brothers, Thomas of Montrose and Lester of Ft. Madison.,
His parents and one brother preceded him.
Little Wanda CONLEE, eight, died as a result of
children playing with guns. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos
CONLEE. Leaves, parents, three brothers; Halma, Glenn and Weston, one
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight CURTIS of Kirksville, Missouri,
have a new girl, 9 December 1933, Jean Ann.
28 December 1933
Mrs. Virginia FISHER, died at her home in Tacoma. She
was born in Keokuk and moved to Tacoma more than 40 years ago. On 23
September 1892, Miss Virginia CUSHMAN married Garrett FISHER. Leaves
husband, a son; Allen G. of Seattle, Wa. a daughter, Mrs. Wallace W.
MOUNT, wife of Tacoma's corporation council.
LaVerne MARSH, son of Roy MARSH of Summitville,
married Miss ? HENTZEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron HENTZEL of New
Miss Hazel HOPP married Sherman W. HIRSCHLER 26
December 1933 in Donnellson. Bride is the oldest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
HOPP, groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. HIRSCHLER.
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