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Nebraska Record 29 Sep 1916
A Pioneer Promoted
Alexander Ballard was born near Hillsboro*,
Grayson County, Virginia. October 10 and passed
on to his reward at Fairbury, Nebraska, September
25th, 1916; aged 87 years, 11 months and 15 days.
In early childhood
- he came with his parents to Hamilton County,
Indiana. Here he spent his youth. In 1847 the
family moved to Marion County, Iowa.
In 1853 he
returned to Indiana and married Rebecca Sumner.
In 1856 he and his wife removed to Marion County,
Iowa. In 1857 they made a prospecting trip up
into Minnesota in what was then known as
"Prairie Schooner," (And reminds the
writer that the first trip of the family from
*Indiana to Iowa was made in wagon drawn by
oxen.) Not finding any thing more satisfactory in
Minnesota than the home already chosen in Iowa
they returned to Knoxville, Iowa. Here he lived
until 1880. During this time Mr. Ballard was
engaged in the vocation of blacksmith. In 1880 he
started west again. He came by railroad as far as
Washington, Kansas. There he took the wagon route
again and came north to Steele City, then on to
the present site of Diller. He was among the very
first residents of that place. he built the first
blacksmith shop in the place, and hauled lumber
for some of the first houses that were erected in
the village. About two years later he brought his
family to the newly established home and once
more became a pioneer in the real sense of the
He has made his
home in Diller ever since until last winter,
where he came to Fairbury to live with his
There is a rather
striking coincidence in the deaths of him and his
wife. Both died on the 25th day of September, and
at the very same hour of the day, 2:30 in the
afternoon. Mrs. Ballard died three years ago. A
daughter, Wilna, died in Knoxville, Iowa,
September 29, 1881.
He leaves behind
the following immediate relatives: One brother,
Clerks Ballard, of Frankfort, Indiana; four
daughters: Miss Olive, of Diller; Mrs. Etoille
McClay and Miss Bert of Fairbury; and Mrs. Ida
McEllwee, of Lincoln. Also four sons: William of
Indianapolis, Indiana; Allen of Beatrice,
Nebraska; Bert, of Escondido, California; and
Byrl, of Fairbury, and fourteen grandchildren,
with one great grandchild. All of the children
were present at the funeral except two sons,
William and Bert.
Mr. Ballard was
originally a member of the Dunkard Church. Mrs.
Ballard had become a member of the Christian
Church while a girl in Indiana. It was her
privilege to listen to Alexander Campbell several
times in her girlhood. When they came to Diller
there was for a number of years no Christian
Church established there. The Methodists
organized a church, and for several years they
both worshiped with the Methodists. Later when
the Christian Church was established, Mrs.
Ballard desired to enter the church of her
choice, and Mr. Ballard joined her entering the
Christian Church. Of that church he has been a
member ever since.
enlisted for service in the Civil War, but he was
unable to stand the physical examination. He got
as far as Keokuk. From there the recruiting
officers sent him home. He came back to Marion
County, Iowa, and served the cause by becoming a
station on the "Underground Railroad."
Many a black refugee received aid and sympathy at
his hands. He was a true pioneer. He was one of
the souls to whom present civilization owes more
than it can ever pay. He blazed trails, laid
foundations and built structures. We are entered
into the inheritance left by such as he and his
noble wife. He was entered into his reward.
His body has
served its day and purpose. We have laid it away.
But Mr. Ballard still lives. His works still
speak though his tongue be silent.
uncover our heads and do honor to the hero of
were conducted form the home of his daughter in
Fairbury Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Shalleberger
of the Christian Church officiating. Interment
was made in the Fairbury cemetery by the side of
his faithful wife and companion, a large
delegation of long time Diller friends attending
from among whom the following pall beares were
selected: J.D. Fanders, Thos. P. Price, A.L
Tinstman, W.C. Line, J.T. Hendricks and J.O.
was born near Hillsville (Obituary states
News | 14 Nov 1884
Death of an Aged Lady
Meredith, wife of Samuel C. Meredith, a resident
of the city for the last thirty-two years and one
of the oldest printers in the state, died at her
house this morning of dropsy of the heart. She
was born August 31st 1810 in Grayson county,
Virginia, and was married in Springfield, Ill,
March 29th 1829. Her golden wedding was past five
years and more, a wedded-life of fifty-five
years, seven weeks and fifteen days, made a happy
life by her constant affection and kindness to
all within her loving influence.
She leaves two
children, Capt. W.M. Meredith, long of this city
but now of Chicago, and Mrs. Emily Nicholson,
wife of Capt. E. W. Nicholson, from whose
residence 266 Blackford street the funeral will
take place to-morrow at 2 o'clock, p.m.
Daily Tribune | Thursday, March 7, 1940
Frances Barnes Chase, 5400
Harper avenue, passed on in Dallas, Texas., March
5, 1940; mother of Mrs. Tom Moore, Dallas,
Texas., Margaret Chase of Chicago and Lee B.
Chase of Oakland, California.
Services at Poole
funeral home, 437 West Jefferson street, Dallas,
Tex. at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
Note: Burial at Restland
Memorial Park (Outside Link at Find A Grave)
|BLODGETT, HENRY W.
New York Times | February 10, 1905
Chicago, Feb. 9. Ex-
Federal District Judge Henry W. Blodgett died
to-day of old age at his home in Waukegan, Ill.
Judge Blodgett was born in 1821 at Amherst,
Mass., and was closely identified with the
building of the first railway line between
Chicago and Milwaukee, and later became the
general attorney of the Chicago and Northwestern
Railway. He was a member of the Sanitary
Commission during the Civil War. While a member
of the Illinois Legislature, Judge Blodgett, as
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
originated and put through a bill giving married
women control of their separate property. It was
the pioneer legislation of that kind.
In 1892 Judge
Blodgett resigned from the Bench to accept an
appointment by President Harrison as one of the
counsel for the United States in the Bering Sea
See also: Lawyers of Winston, Payne, Strawn
Menard Co., IL | Nov. 28, 1913
Harry Brooks - Who Died at
Fellsmore, Florida, on Thursday, Nov. 20. Burial
Here on Tuesday.
Brooks, son of John T. and Nannie Brooks, was
born in Petersburg, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1869. He
was united in marriage with Miss Mary Kinner on
Sept. 16, 1894, and to this union was born one
child, a daughter, Mary M. the wife died on July
3, 1896. He left Petersburg when a young man, and
made his home for a short time in Jacksonville,
then removing to Galesburg, and after a short
residence there removed to streator, where he
resided for several years, and then removed to
Ottawa which was his home at the time of his
death, and had been for about five years.
In the spring of
1898 he was united in marriage with Miss Helen
Bales of Louisville, Illinois, and to them were
born four children, Berdine, John and Earnest.
Luther died when but a young child.
confessed his Savior and united with the
Cumberland Presbyterian church in Petersburg when
quite young. He was earnest and sincere in his
Christian life and in this hope of life eternal
and a crown of glory he passed away at Fellsmore,
Florida, on Thursday, November 30, 1913, at the
age of 43 years, 11 months and 22 days.
He leaves to mourn his early departure, a
faithful wife, two sons, two daughters, a loving
mother, two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Armstrong of
South Bend, Indiana, and Miss Helen at home; two
brothers, Ira C. of this city and Hyatt of
Joliett, Ill., and many friends.
The funeral was
held at the home of his mother in this city on
Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Eld. W. M.
Groves, assisted by Rev. W. F. Gillmore.
Interment at Rose Hill under the auspices of
Salem Lodge, No. 123, I.O.O.F.
The Mining Review - Rich Hill, MO |
March 4, 1948
Contributed by Timothy & Joan
JOHN D. MOORE, DEAD - Mrs. Josephine Moore, widow
of the late John D. Moore, passed away at her
home West Pine street, early Monday morning,
March 1, 1948 at 12:15 o'clock after an illness
of only a few days.
Mrs. Moore was
born in Paris, Ill., September 15, 1867, and was
80 years, 5 months and 16 days of age. Mrs.
Moore came to Rich Hill in 1887 and has lived
here continuously since that time. Until
just a few years ago, Mrs. Moore was active in
church and social circles and civic affairs, and
until the illness which caused her death, took
great pride in her home, family and town.
three sons, Ward Moore, Macon, Mo., John Moore,
Independence, Mo, and Loy E. Moore, Rich Hill;
and two sons and a daughter from a previous
marriage, Halsey Ferry, Tampa, Fla., Harry Ferry,
Mt. Olive, Ill., and Mrs. Karl K. Engel, Rich
Hill; two brothers, Harry Brown, Tulsa, Okla.,
and Manley Brown, El Dorado Springs, Mo; and two
sisters Mrs. Grace Watson, Pittsburg, Kas., Mrs.
Ed Smith, Tulsa Okla. Mr. Moore passed away
August 15, 1940. Four sisters, Mrs. Laura
Hunter, Mollie Brown, Lady Brown, and Mrs. Eva
Hamman, and one brother Orville Brown, also
preceded her in death.
will be held in the Presbyterian church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Howard
Blazer. Burial will be made in Greenlawn
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN
Bates County Republican
- Rich Hill, MO; Friday March 5, 1948
Contributed by Timothy & Joan
Mrs. John D.
Moore, widow of the late John D. Moore, passed
away at her home on West Pine Street, early
Monday morning, March 1st, 1948. She was 80
years, 5 months and 16 days of age at the time of
She came to Rich
Hill in 1887 and has been a continuous resident
of the town since that early date. She was
active in church work and the social life of the
town up to the time of her last
sickness. She was a very pleasant and
congenial lady and made friends readily.
She was very alert for a lady of her advanced
years and a person would not think her having
reached her four score years.
three sons, Ward Moore, Macon, Mo., John Moore,
Independence, Mo., and Loy E. Moore, Rich Hill;
and two sons and a daughter by a previous
marriage, Halsey Ferry, Tampa, Fla., Harry Ferry,
Mt. Olive, Ill., and Mrs. Karl K. Engel, Rich
Hill; two brothers, Harry Brown, Tulsa, Okla.,
and Manley Brown, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and two
sisters, Mrs. Grace Watson, Pittsburg, Kas., Mrs.
Ed Smith, Tulsa, Okla., Mr. Moore passed away
August 15, 1940.
were held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian
Church conducted by Rev. Howard Blazer.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Funeral of Mrs. Pilcher
held on Wednesday Afternoon - Mrs. Diana Buford
Pilcher died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Paul Catterall, Monday May 16. A Funeral service
was conducted at the Christian Church on
Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. True
Taylor, assisted by Dr. David H Shields.
Internment was in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Pilcher was
born in Canton, December 22 1855, and at the time
of her death was 76 years, 5 months, and 24 days
of age. She was the daughter of Mary and Paschal
Buford. Most of her life was spent in Canton.
In 1873 she was
united in marriage to Wm. H. Pilcher and to this
union eight children were born, five boys and
three girls, of whom three preceded her in death-
Arthur M, George B, and Shadrack G. She leaves to
mourn her passing Wm. H. Pilcher, Jr., Park L.
Pilcher, Mrs. Wm. Zahn, Mrs. Lawrence Barth, and
Mrs. Paul Catterall. One brother George Buford,
of Keithsburg, Illinois.; seventeen
grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Mrs.
Blanch Stowe, a niece, made her home with Mrs.
Pilcher for several years. Mrs. Pilcher was one
of the oldest native born women. Her father,
Paschal Buford, built the first brick home in
Memorian by R.
J. Elliott, Minutes of the ... session of the NH
Annual Conference of the ME Church ... 75th
Session, Vol. VI Part IV, 1904, R.W. Musgrove,
ANGIE (CHASE) JONES
Mrs. H. Angie
(Chase) Jones, widow of Rev. Wm. H. Jones, was
born in Loudon, N. H., May 21, 1827, and
peacefully passed from the home of her daughter,
Mrs. B. Swain, in Epping, N. H., to her heavenly
home, on the morning of May 31, 1906.
In early life Mrs.
Jones was converted and became a devout member of
the church. In Concord, N. H., in November, 1855,
she was united in marriage with Rev. Wm. H.
Jones, who was at that time pastor at Marlow, N.
H. For over thirty years she performed the duties
of an itinerant pastor's wife faithfully and
efficiently. Since her husband's retirement from
the active work of the ministry on account of
failing health in 1885, Mrs. Jones has made her
home in Epping, N. H. Her husband went to his
eternal reward in August, 1902.
Mrs. Jones was one
of the saints of God on earth, and a woman of
more than ordinary good sense. She has blessed
the church with the ministry of personal charms,
womanly dignity, gentle grace and sweet Christian
spirit. She helped to develop in the church the
ministry of practical consecration by sympathy
and benevolence. She had a heart for those in
physical or spiritual need, and was interested in
the work of the kingdom both at home and abroad.
She kept in touch with the advancement of the
church everywhere, through our church papers, one
of which, the Christian Advocate, she had in her
hand Sunday evening when the shock came which
caused her death. For some time she was unable to
attend public services on account of ill health.
She has bequeathed to the church a hallowed and
ennobling influence, and leaves with her
surviving childrenMrs. Emma Swain, of
Epping, and Elgin W. Jones, M.D., of Lynna
loving and blessed memory and an assurance that
she is safe at home with Jesus.
|CHASE, HENRY B.
Star, Winnebago Co., IL | October 25, 1918
Henry B. Chase, well known
and respected citizen of Winnebago county for
over a half century, succumbed to the infirmities
incident to advanced age yesterday morning at
10:20 oclock at St. Anthony hospital, where
he had been cared for the past two years. He had
suffered a stroke on Thursday of last week,
becoming weaker until his death. He maintained
excellent vitality until about three years ago,
retaining all his faculties and an interest in
events of the day.
Mr. Chase was born
in Loudon, NH, March 14, 1829, and in 1858 came
to Cherry Valley, after his marriage in Solon,
Ohio to Miss Katherine S. Hannaford of Solon,
October 14, 1857. He engaged in farming in
Winnebago county and in 1891 he retired and
removed to Rockford, making his home at 321 North
Third street. Mrs. Chase predeceased him in 1905.
Mr. Chase was a personal friend of the late
President Garfield. He was active in the affairs
of the First Congregational church before its
absorption, and was an ardent Sunday school
worker. He was a gentleman of a distinctly
pleasing and kindly nature which endeared him to
all who made his acquaintance.
He is survived by
three sons: Frank H. Chase of River Forest, Ill;
Harry H. Chase of Colorado Springs, and Arthur T.
Chase of East State street, and a daughter, Mrs.
F.E. Rosecrance of North Prospect street. Three
sons predeceased him. He also leaves seventeen
grandchildren among whom are Dell and Henry Chase
of Rockford and three great-grandchildren.
will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30
oclock at the Rosecrance home, 142 North
Prospect street. Rev. E.G. Shutz will officiate
and burial will be in Cedar Bluff cemetery.
Cedar Bluff Cemetery
Memorial & Headstone photo at Find A Grave
Eleanor M. Chase of
Winnebago Co., IL: A Documented Detour of a Lane
to a Chase - a blog by P. Davidson-Peters
|CHASE, IRA R.
Daily Tribune | Friday, December 15, 1916
Ira R. Chase, beloved
husband of Frances Estella Chase and devoted
father of Mrs. Tom Moore, Lee B. and Margaret
Chase, at his residence, 442 E. 44th street.
Funeral at chapel
4227 Cottage Grove avenue, 9 o'clock Saturday
morning. Burial at Rockford, Ill.
Cedar Bluff Cemetery
Memorial & Headstone photo at Find A Grave
Contributed by P.
(1916 Clipping unidentified - found in 1992 among
the Moore papers)
DEATH OF ANOTHER NONAGENARIAN
Catherine Cook was born Nov.
27, 1821, in Harrison county, Ohio, and died
Sept. 2, 1916, aged 94 years, 9 months and 6
days. Catherine was the daughter of Martin and
Elizabeth Cook and was left an orphan at the age
of 8 years. She was married to James Arbaugh,
July 18, 1839, and to this union were born eight
children, two dying in infancy, and one daughter
Rose passed away Oct. 26, 1886. Those surviving
are Levi and Mary Snyder of Scio, Ohio; J.C. and
S.W. of Birmingham, Iowa, and Mrs. L.M. Bennett
of near Douds, at whose home she passed away.
Besides her children she leaves twelve
grandchildren and one great grandchild, together
with a large number of relatives and
acquaintances, who will ever remember Aunt Katie
as a warm friend and a good and kind neighbor.
Mrs. Arbaugh became a member of
the Lutheran church sometime before her marriage,
and was a faithful member till the end of life.
She with her husband and children came to Iowa in
1868, and she lived on the farm where she died
the remainder of her life, except two years which
were spent in Birmingham, Iowa and one year in
Scotland county, Missouri.
So far as known she was the
oldest resident of Van Buren county and had lived
a very useful and industrious life. She was
always thoughtful of others and will be greatly
missed by all. Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon, Sept. 3, in the Zion Lutheran church
and burial was beside her husband in the Lutheran
Cemetery. Rev. Barkley, a pastor or the Fairfield
Lutheran Church was in charge of the services.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Wednesday, 01 Dec 1909
Burial Permit: John Fenton, 38,
Salvation Army; pneumonia.
Daily Record | Fri 02 May 1930
Mrs. Frances Kelly is Called Early
Mrs. Frances L.
Kelly, 65, wife of Hernando Kelly, residing at
2220 South E street, died at 4:30 oclock
this morning, of carcinoma, after a brief
She was one of
twelve children born to Samuel and Permelia Gray.
She was born in Tipton county, near Windfall,
June 10, 1865.
On November 25,
1887, she was united in marriage to Hernando
Kelly, and to this happy union were born five
Mrs. Kelly was a
fine Christian woman, a good neighbor and a
loving mother and wife. She was held in high
esteem by her numerous friends. She was a member
of the Pilgrim holiness church and was affiliated
with the Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are the
husband, Hernando Kelly; four children, Charles
F. Kelly, Mrs. William Runyan and Dewey Kelly,
all of Elwood, and Mrs. Florence Masteryanni, of
Moosheart, Ill., and four sisters, Mrs. Lewis
Metsker and Mrs. Jennie Mittendorf, both of
Noblesville; Mrs. Emma Shawcross and Mrs. Thomas
McBride, both of Elwood.
The body was
removed to the Copher and Fesier funeral home and
prepared for burial.
will be conducted at the Pilgrim Holiness church
Sunday afternoon at 2 oclock by the pastor,
Rev. Jesse Hayhurst, and burial will be made in
the city cemetery.
|GOULD, GEORGE DAMON *
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | August 16th, 1893 (Original News Clipping)
George Damon Gould, after a
short illness, died at 8:45 o'clock p.m.,
residence of his parents 4243 West Belle place,
at 10 o'clock a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. Interment
Note: Laid to rest
at Bellefontaine Cemetery - St. Louis, MO
by Carol Hodges
October 27 
Harris, 79, Dies Following Fall at Her Home
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann
Harris, , passed away this morning at the
Gritman hospital from injuries received yesterday
when she fell at her home on Little Bear
Ridge. Mrs. Harris is the widow of the late
Eli Harris who passed away on December 8, 1932.
Green was born April 30, 1860 at Yates Center,
Kan. She married Eli Harris in 1878.
In the fall of 1883 she, with her husband, came
over the old Oregon Trail in a covered
wagon. They had lived on Little Bear Ridge
for 31 years.
She is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. C.A. Teel and Mrs. Laurence
Huff both of Moscow, a son Charles Harris, of
Troy, four grandsons, Glen Crowley, Seattle,
James Clancy, Olympia and Martin and Jimmy Huff
of Moscow, and by three brothers, Frank M. Green,
Troy, and Dan and Ed Green of Calgary, Alberta.
will be held Monday at 2 p.m. for the Short
chapel, the Rev. Owen J. Beadles in charge.
Rockford Daily Republic - Winnebago Co., IL |
Tues 19 Dec 1905
MRS. CHASE IS DEAD
Wife of H.B. Chase, retired farmer, passes away
after long illness
Had been a resident of Winnebago County since
Mrs. Catherine Hannaford Chase died this noon at
her home, 321 N. Third Street. She has been in
very poor health for the last year and her life
has been in the balance for many days. A
complication resulting from asthma and bronchial
troubles was the cause of death.
Mrs. Chase has for
nearly half a century been a resident of
Winnebago County. when their active days were
over Mr. and Mrs. Chased moved into town from the
farm which had been their home since 1859. That
was fourteen years ago and their life's labor has
been crowned by many quiet and peaceful years.
Hannaford was born May, 1834 at Solon, Ohio, and
there married Henry B. Chase in October, 1857.
With one child, Charles A. who died six years
ago, the young pair came west to take up their
residence in Winnebago County in the second year
of their married life. The last six years, since
the death of the first son and his wife who
passed away the same year, their home has been
brightened by the presence of two grandchildren,
Dell, a young lady of 20 years, and Henry, a boy
of 10 years.
Mrs. Chase was a
member of the First Congregational Church and
desired that her funeral sermon be preached by
She leaves several
sons and a daughter who have been notified of the
death. They are: Ira R. and Frank H. Chase of
Chicago; Arthur T. Chase of New Milford; H. Chase
of Colorado Springs, Col.; and Mrs. Stella K.
Roscrance of Monroe Center. Mrs. George A. Chase
of Rockford is the widow of another son. There
are fourteen grandchildren, ranging in ages from
one year to twenty years of age.
The funeral will
be held from the residence Thursday at two
o'clock and interment will be at the family lot
in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Rev. F.M. Sheldon will
Cedar Bluff Cemetery
Memorial & Headstone photo at Find A Grave
Eleanor M. Chase of
Winnebago Co., IL: A Documented Detour of a Lane
to a Chase - a blog by P. Davidson-Peters
H. Harris, a pioneer settler of Latah County,
died last Friday at his home on Little Bear
Ridge. Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon from the home, Rev. Purdy, the
Methodist minister from Moscow, conducting the
service. Singing was by Mr. and Mrs.
Borlen, of Troy, with organ accompaniment by
Marian Peterson. Burial was made in Moscow
Mr. Harris, who
had reached the age of 84 years, was born in
Ohio, coming to Idaho by covered wagon train,
over the old Oregon trail, in 1883. The
family resided in Moscow until 1909, when they
moved to Little Bear Ridge. In his younger
days Mr. Harris was engaged in bridge building.
The widow, two
daughters and a son survive to mourn his
loss. the children are: Mrs. minnie Teel,
Wellington, Nevada; Mrs. Ruth Huff, Moscow, and
Charles Harris, Troy. Emmett Harris, of
American Ridge, is a brother.
|HARRIS-HORTON, IDA LUCINDA
Lucinda Harris was born in Ohio, June 13, 1861,
and departed this life January 24, 1932, at the
age of 70 years 7 months and 11 days. She was a
member of a large family, having 5 brothers and 4
sisters. At the age of 15 she moved to Woodson
county, Kansas, with hr mother, her father having
died in Ohio. She was married to T.H. Horton Dec.
5, 1880, and they lived on the home farm their
entire married life. To this union were born 6
daughters, all of whom are living. Maude, now
Mrs. M.E. Ferree, and Mrs. Minnie motherly, both
of Kansas City, Mo.; Edna, now Mrs. H.H. Laude,
Manhattan, Kansas; Bessie, now Mrs. George
Underwood, Portland, Oregon; Nellie, now Mrs.
R.E. Liptrap, Oakland, Cal.; Ada, now Mrs. C.J.
Lortie, Los Angeles, Cal. As a girl she united
with the Methodist church but in later years
transferred her membership to the New York Valley
church. She is survived by her husband, 6
daughters, and 4 brothers, Eli, Ike and Emmet,
all of Idaho; and Oll, of Alberta, Canada, and 8
grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She was one of the
pioneers of Woodson county, coming here in 1876.
She has done her part in her sphere in the
building of a new country. The place of her work
was not extensive, possibly she was but little
heard of outsider her immediate vicinity, but in
her home and among her neighbors there was
manifest that inner adorning, ever the ornament
of a meek and quiet spirit, which is, in the
sight of God, of great price. A tribute to the
memory of her mother, to be read at the funeral,
was sent from Los Angeles, Cal., by her youngest
daughter. The same tribute is cherished in the
heart of each of the family and in the heart of
each of her acquaintances. Who can find a
virtuous woman? For her price is far above
rubies. She looketh well to the ways of her
household and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up and call her blessed; her
husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters
have done virtuously, but thou excelleth them
all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but
a woman that feareth the Lord, shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her
own works praise her in the gates. Funeral
services at New York Valley church, Rev. A.J.
Leonard officiating, assisted by Rev. Gilham.
Interment in Yates Center cemetery.
James A. Harris whose death
was mentioned in these columns last week was one
of the old settlers of Lyon County (Minnesota),
residing in the township of Lynd, six miles west
of Marshall. Mr. Harris had been bothered
for several years with stomach trouble and had
made several trips to Idaho and other places in
the West for his health, but gradually became
weaker until he passed away June 28th.
The deceased was
born in the state of Ohio, Jan. 15, 1850, where
he spent his boyhood days on a farm with his
parents, brothers and sisters, of whom there are
now six living. Three brothers, Eli, Emmett
and Isaac at Troy, Idaho, and Oliver Harris in
Canada, Mrs. Ida Horton, of Yates Center, Kansas,
and Mrs. Belle West of Oklahoma.
Mr. Harris moved
from Ohio to Wabasha County, this state in 1872
and married Miss Ada Foster June 4, 1875, to them
being born six sons, Willie, the oldest , dying
when by three years of age with diphtheria.
Those living are Frank and Lee, both married
living in the township of island Lake and
Charles, Harry and George, at home on the Lynd
Mr. Harris was a
kind father and a good husband and was highly
respected by all his neighbors and
acquaintances. he came to lyon County in
1878 and has spent most of the time since in the
town of Lynd, where he served about twenty years
on the town board. He was a man of sterling
qualities, honest and upright in all his
The pall bearers
at the funeral were L. Ehlers, A.A. Shasta, F.
Mellenthin, E.E. Advise, K. Fisher and Henry
American Democrat (Oklahoma) | 2 Oct 1929
Contributed by Hal
Sabilla West died Sunday morning, Sep 29, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Robertson near
Apache. She leaves to mourn her going five
children - Charlie West of Oklahoma City; Robert
West of Tulsa; Benjamin H. West of Sterling,
Colorado; Mrs. J. E. Robertson, Apache, and
Mrs.Charles Babcock of Oklahoma City; also four
brothers O.C. Harris, Sedgwick, Alberta, Canada;
Eli Harris, Troy, Idaho; Emmet Harris, Troy,
Idaho; I. N. Harris, Kendrick, Idaho and one
sister, Mrs. T. Horton, Yates Center, Kansas. The
remains were taken overland Monday morning to
Navina, Oklahoma for funeral services and
interment beside her husband. Funeral
arrangements were in charge of J. H. Farmer
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Fri 13 Sep 1889
DEATH NOTICE: Charles Harzmeyer, 4
months, 1012 North Ninth street; cholera
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Of 2914A Cherokee street, suddenly
Thurs., Apr. 17, 1947, beloved wife of Albin H.
Johnson, dear sister of Mrs. Emma Bisch, and
Charles Harzmeier, our dear aunt.
Apr. 21, at 1:30 p.m. from John L. Ziegenhein
& Sons Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois ave.
Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Mrs. James Asbury Moore; signature on burial
permit Mrs. Mamie Lane (sister of James A.
|HAWES, JOHN DUNHAM
Chicago Daily Tribune
| 08 May 1923
John Dunham Hawes, son of the late
Judge Kirk Hawes, died sunday at his home in Los
Angeles, Cal. He is survived by his widow Mrs.
Edna Grummond Hawes, and three children, Helen,
John & Stephen Hawes.
|HENZE, CHARLES H.
Connie Nisinger (2011)
Formerly of 1901 Cora Ave.,
Mar. 13,, 1941, son of the late Henry and Amanda
Henze, brother of Harry and Edward Henze and our
dear uncle. Service at the Robert J. Ambruster
Mortuary. Clayton Rd. at Concordia Lane, Sat., 2
p.m. Interment Bellefontaine
|HENZE, DAVID F.
Connie Nisinger (2011)
Sat. , Mar 25, 1978, beloved husband
of Edna Henze (nee Lee), dear father of Michael
Henze, dear brother of Margaret English, Willis,
and Jane Henze, dear son-in-law, brother-in-law,
uncle, nephew and cousin.
Mr. Henze in state
at Math Hermann & Son's Chapel, 10212 Hall's
Ferry Rd., Mon. Mar. 37, 6 p.m. until Tues. at 9
p.m. Funeral Wed. Mar 39, 10 a.m. from
Bellefontaine Rd. Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery.
|HENZE, EDWARD J.
Connie Nisinger (2011)
1121 Jennings Station Rd., Thurs.,
Oct. 6, 1960, husband of the late Margaret Henze
(nee Eustace) dear father of Mrs. Margaret
English, Willis, Jane and David Henze, brother of
Harry Henze, our dear father-in-law, grandfather,
brother-in-law and uncle.
Drehmann-Harral Chapel, 1905 Union Blvd., 11
a.m., Mon., Oct 10. Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery. A member of Rose Hill
Lodge No. 550 A.F. & A.M. Masonic service
Sun. 8 p.m. To those desiring contributed to Rose
Hill Building Fund will be appreciated.
Note: Rose Hill
Lodge No. 550 is now Polar Star Rose Hill #79
Contributed by Connie
Kirkwood, Tues., March 4, 1980,
beloved husband of the late Elsie A. Henze, dear
father of May L. Norfleet and the late Ellsworth
Henze, dear grandfather of Irvin L. Norfleet, Jr.
and Diane Steele, dear great-grandfather, uncle,
Funeral Fri. 1
p.m. from Gerber Chapel, 23 W. Lockwood, Webster
Groves. Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation after 6 p.m.
Wed. Mr. Henze a 50-year member of Rose Hill
Lodge #550 AF & AM, Rabboni Chapter R.A.M.
and 58-year member of the First United Methodist
Church of Webster Groves. Masonic services Thurs.
Contributed by Connie
Resting in the arms of the Lord on
Friday, December 8, 2000; dear daughter of the
late Edward and Margaret Henze; sister of Willis
Henze and the late Margaret English and David
Henze; sister-in-law of Edna Henze and the late
Lura Henze and Bill English; dear aunt of Tom and
Bill Henze of Phoenix, AZ, Richard English of
Merit Island, FL and Peggy Doerge of Iowa City,
IA: our dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin and best
friend of Jane Brandt.
Ms. Henze was a
member of Zion United Methodist Church and Easter
Star. She volunteered at Missouri Baptist
Hospital where she had accumulated 13,500
volunteer hours. She taught in the St. Louis City
School system at Shepard and Walbridge Elementary
The Henze family
is being cared for the the Stygar Family of
funeral Service at the Stygar & Sons Chapel,
9825 Halls Ferry Road (at Lucas Hunt) where
services will be held on Wednesday, December 13
at 11:00 a.m. Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday
2:00-8:00 p.m. Memorials to Zion Methodist
Church, 1604 Union Road, 63125 appreciated.
Tribune | 21 May 1899
Mrs. Elizabeth Dunham, Chicago, the
widow of John H. Dunham, died on Friday night at
her home, 233 Michigan avenue, after an illness
of two weeks. She was 76 years old and had been a
resident of Chicago since 1844. Most of that time
she lived as 233 Michigan avenue. Mrs. Dunham
before marriage was Miss Elizabeth Hills. She was
born in Waterloo, N.Y. At the time of her death
she was the oldest member of the Second
Presbyterian Church. Her husband, John H. Dunham,
was formerly a wholesale grocer, and at the time
of his retirement from business life was the
President of the merchants' Loan and Trust Bank.
He died in 1893.
survive Mrs. Dunham - Mrs. Kirk Hawes, the wife
of the former Judge hawes, and Miss Mary Dunham,
who lived with her mother. The funeral will be
held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock. Burial will be private.
PASSES AWAY LAST NIGHT
Had Resided in
This City For 18 Years
BORN IN ARKANSAS
Practiced Medicine For a Long Period
The people of East
St. Louis will regret to learn of the death of
James M. Hoge, which occurred at his late
residence, 2232 Bond Avenue, lastnight at 10
oclock, after a lingering illness with
Brights disease. Mr. Hoge was born in
Fayetteville, Ark. 79 years ago, and moved to
this city in 1895, where he had resided
continually since. He was the first man to open a
drug store at Eureka Springs, Ark., and for a
number of years was actively engaged in the
practice of medicine, but gave up the profession
a few years before he removed to this city.
Mr. Hoge was a
strong character, a rugged type of manhood, and
possessed a remarkable fund of general
information as he spent many years of his life
inextensive travel throughout the western
country. He was a first cousin of former Speaker
Joseph Cannon, and the two frequently exchanged
visits. Mr. Hoge was a lifelong Democrat and
thought as much of his party as some people do of
their Christianity. Although he was never an
office seeker, yet he never missed an opportunity
to give the straight Democratic ticket his full,
loyal and undivided support, the big victory of
Woodrow Wilson of the last campaign being one of
the brightest spots in his life.
As a man, James M.
Hoge was honest, upright, sincere and generous to
a fault, and one upon whom absolute reliance
could always be placed in times of need or
adversity. He was always active and enthusiastic
in outdoor sports of all kinds and was considered
one of the most devoted fans that the baseball
fraternity had in East St. Louis. He raised a
large family of sons and daughters, who were a
pleasure and credit to him in his declining days,
and who have the satisfaction of knowing that
their father died as he always lived-respected
and beloved by every one that knew him. Surviving
him are his widow, daughters,Marguerite, Helen,
Mrs. J. W. Peabody, Mrs. Charles_________, all of
Chicago, and sons Robert, _________, Albert and
Hugh. The ___________will be held Sunday
_____________ family residence to _______.
Note: There was a
small piece of the obituary torn off of the
bottom ofthe article. Blank spaces were
unreadable. Believe the year to be1913.
Thaddeus Haines Horton was
born in Missouri on July 30, 1859, and died at
Yates Center, Kansas, on Jan. 30, 1936, at the
age of 76 years and months. He came to
Kansas at 2 years of age, where he parents
homesteaded their farm 7 miles southeast of Yates
Center. He made his home on this farm
continually until about three years ago when he
came to Yates Center and mad his home with Mr.
and Mrs. Henry J. Smith, where he lived until the
time of his death.
On Dec. 5, 1880,
he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Lucinda
Harris, who shared with him a half century of the
pioneer life of this county where they made a
splendid contribution to the upbuilding of the
community in which they lived. They were
the parents of six daughter, all of whom are
still living and have established their own
Mr. Horton was
converted in middle life and united with the New
York Valley church, of which he was a member at
the time of his death. However, since
moving to Yates Center he attended the
Evangelical church here.
His wife preceded
him in death. Thus there remain to mourn
his passing, his children, Mrs. Maude Ferree and
Mrs. Minnie Matherly, both of Kansas City, Mo.;
Mrs. Edna Laude, of Manhattan, Kansas; Mrs.
Bessie Underwood, Mrs. Nellie Liptrap and Mrs.
Ada Lortie, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; eight
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other
relatives and a large host of friends.
were held at the Evangelical church at Yates
Center on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 1, 1936, with
Rev. C.O. Bickel in charge of the services,
assisted by Rev. A.H. Leonard. Interment
was made in the Yates Center Cemetery on Saturday
afternoon, Feb. 1, 1936, with Rev. C.O. Bickel in
charge of the services, assisted by Rev. A.H.
Leonard. Interment was made in the Yates Center
|JUDD, NORMAN B
New York Times |
November 12, 1878
HON NORMAN B. JUDD
A dispatch from
Chicago announces tbe death in that city
yesterday of Hon. Norman B. Judd, who has been
for many years prominently identified with the
politics of Illinois and of the nation. The
deceased was a native of this State, having been
born in Rome, Oneida County on the 10th of
Jnnuary, 1815. He was educated at the grammar
school in thRt pillee, IInu after receiving a
pretty thorough common school education entered
upon the study of law. But young Judd was not
satisfied with his home prospects. and in 1836,
immediately upon attaining his majority he
removed to Chicago, which city has ever since
been his home. His success at the Illinois Bar
was immediate, and he was famous throughout the
Northwest. His knowledge of railroad affairs was
unsurpassed, and he early became attorney for the
Illinois Central Railroad position which he
retained until his appointment as Minister to
He early entered
into political life and he acted with the
Democracy until the passage of the Nebruska bill
when he assisted in the formation of the
Republican Party. The first position to which he
was elected was that of Alderman, an office, in
those earlier days of the famous and growing
city, of much more importance than it has been
lately. He was soon after elected City Attorney,
and from that progressed to the office of County
Attorney. In the meantime having been
commissioned Notary Public by the Governor of the
State, an appointment which wa then attended with
dignity and honor. In 1844 Mr. Judd was elected
to the State Senate, and was subsequently
re-elected for eight consecutive terms, thus
holding the offiee tor 16 years. Mr. Judd was
made Chairman of tho Republican State Committee
in Illinois, in 1855, and continued to set in
that capacity until he received his diplomatic
appointment from Mr. Lincoln. To Mr. Judds
personal exertions the success of the Republican
Party in Illinois is largely due. Soon after the
installation of President Lincoln he was
appointed Minister to Prussia and at once took
his departure for Berlin where he remained until
1865. In the publications of the diplomatic
correspondence can be found many interesting and
important communications from Minister Judd to
Secretary Seward. He took an active interest in
Continental affairs and furnished the State
Department with many intelligent and useful notes
in relation to European politics. In 1866 Mr.
Judd was elected to Congress from one of the
Chicago districts. He served on the Committees on
Banking and Currency and Weights and Measures. In
1868 he was re-elected.
Soon after leaving
Congress, Mr. Judd was appointed Collector of
Customs at Chicago, which office he held until
removed by President Hayes to make a place for
William Henry Smith.
See also: Lawyers of Winston, Payne, Strawn
Elwood Call-Leader | 15 Nov 1905
Consumption Caused Death
OKelley, son of the late James
OKelley, died at his home at 1511 North E
street, of consumption, aged 35 years. He had
been in failing health for some time. The funeral
services will take place at St. Josephs
church Friday morning at 8 oclock. Father
Biegel in charge and the interment will follow in
the city cemetery.
The Elwood Daily Record | 11 Mar 1940
Hernando Kelley Dies Yesterday
78, died at 3:45 oclock Sunday afternoon at
the home of his son, Dewey Kelley, residing at
2223 South K street, following an illness of
seven months of complications.
The deceased was
the son of James and Mary Jane Kelley and was
born March 26, 1862, south of the city. He was
married in 1888 to Frances Grey. Mr. Kelley was a
former tin plate worker and was a member of St.
Surviving are two
daughters, Mrs. Jennie Runyan and Mrs. Flossie
Masteryanni, and two sons, Dewey Kelley and
Charles Kelley, all of Elwood.
The body was
removed to the York Memorial Chapel where it will
remain until the hour of the funeral with Robert
L. Jackley in charge.
will be conducted at 9 oclock Tuesday
morning at St. Josephs Church with Rev.
N.C. Huemmer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be
in the Catholic cemetery.
Daily Record | 14 Feb 1905
Elwoods oldest citizen is
dead. James Kelly, aged nearly 99 years, passed
away Sunday morning. This good old man, well
known in Elwood and well liked for his always
courteous manners and true gentlemanly
characteristics, was born in Ireland, August 9,
He spent many
years of his life in Elwood, coming to this
country when a young man. His death occurred at
his home at 1511 North E street on Sunday morning
at 6 oclock.
Mr. Kelly had been
in poor health for some time, suffering from
infirmities of old age. Recently, he contracted a
cold which is believed to have resulted in lung
fever or pneumonia, and this was the immediate
cause of his death.
A wife and four
children survive, the latter well known Elwood
people and to them the sympathy of their friends
is extended in the loss of the husband and
father, who was mercifully spared to complete a
long and useful life that is far beyond that
allotted to the average man.
Those who knew Mr.
Kelly have oftentimes listened to narratives that
came from another long past generation and which
held much of interest to the people of today,
since history was related by one who had lived
and participated in it. Few men of today will
ever reach the age of this hardy son of the
services will take place at St. Josephs
Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9
oclock. Father Biegel conducting the
services, and at the request of the deceased, the
body will be interred on the family lot in the
KELLY FUNERAL - 14
The funeral of
James Kelly took place this morning at the
Catholic church with burial in the city cemetery.
It was perhaps one of the coldest funerals that
the friends had ever attended.
Note: According to
census records, James Kelly was born about 1816
rather than 1806. Headline of newspaper in part
reads, " ... Two Oldest Men of County
Dead" - the other being an Alexander
Furgeson who was estimated to be between 116-126
Mary Jeanette Lane, 57 of Glendale,
Arizona, a homemaker, died November 4th,
1999. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri
(daughter of Clarence Lane & Theresa
Laratta). Survivors include her
daughter Patricia Peters; son, Victor Gene
Davidson; parents Theresa and Virgil Baugh;
sisters, Joy Freeman, Sally Penoyer and Bonnie
Peffly; brothers Bob, Gene and Gary Baugh; and
one grandchild, Lara Peters. Services 1
p.m. Monday, Rest Haven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave.,
Glendale. Contributions: Hospice of the
Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ
85014. Chapel of the Chimes. View
St. Louis Post
Dispatch | April 26, 1937
Monday, April 26, 1937, 1 a.m., dear
husband of Eleanora Laratta, and our dear father.
Kriegahamser Chapel, 4104 Manchester Ave., Wed,
April 28, 8 a.m. to St. James Church to Calvary
Post-Dispatch | 08 Jan 1956
Contributed by P. Davidson-Peters
2345 Dodier, Sat. Jan 7
1956, beloved wife of Joseph Cappaletti, our dear
mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister,
sister-in-law and aunt.
Drehmannharral Chapel, 1905 Union, 2 p.m., Wed.,
Jan 11, 1956.
|MEYER-HENZE, ELSIE. A.
Contributed by Connie
Kirkwood, Mon. June 4, 1979, beloved
wife of Harry Henze, dear mother of May L.
Norfleet and the late Ellsworth Henze, dear
grandmother of Irvin L. Norfleet Jr., and Diane
Steele, dear great-grandmother, aunt and cousin.
Funeral Mon. 10:20
a.m. from Gerber Chapel, 23 W. Lockwood, Webster
Groves. Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery. Mrs.
Henze a member of Webster Groves Chapter 64
O.E.S. Senior Citizens Group of Webster Groves
and 58-year member of First United Methodist
Church of Webster Groves. Eastern Star Services
Sun. 7:30 p.m. Visitation after 1 p.m. Sat. (Burial Bellefontaine
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | June 28, 1909
Entered into rest after a lingering
illness, on Sunday, June 27, 1909 at 7:40 a.m.,
Amanda Henze (nee Moore), beloved wife of Henry
Henze, and mother of Charles, Carlos, Harry and
Edward Henze, and sister of Thomas A. and Isaac L
Moore, and mother-in-law of Mrs. C.L. Henze (nee
Werner) at the age of 58 years 1 month and 23
Tuesday, June 29, at 2:30 p.m. from family
residence, 1901 Cora Avenue, thence to Bellefontaine Cemetery. Relatives and friends
invited to attend.
Note: A letter written by J.U. Moore (father of
Amanda) states she was born 03 Mar 1845 which
supports the 1850 Federal Census (Madison
Co., IL) which lists her as age five.
Mail | October 30, 1977
Contributed by P.
Mrs. Erma Miller, 88,
Florissant, formerly of Hume, died Sunday at St.
Mary's Hospital, St. Louis.
Born July 14, 1880, at Rich Hill, she was the
daughter of Jno and Lulu Badgett Moore. She was
married Oct. 2, 1912, at St. Louis to Guy Hugo
Miller, who died April 9, 1972. They had lived in
the Hume area from 1945 to 1972. She was a member
of Hume United Methodist Church, a member of Hum
chapter 433, Order of the Eastern Star, and a
member of Bates County Daughters of the American
Revolution. She was the organizer of the Hume
Garden Club. She was secretary of St. Louis
Women's Democratic Club, was the founder of Group
2 Webster Grove Garden Club of which she was a
life member and past president. She was active in
USO groups during World War II, was a member of
Webster Grove PTA and was on the first Planning
Commission for Parks of Webster Grove.
Survivors include two sons, John Guy Miller,
Washington D.C., and Frank A. Miller, Branson; a
daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Gardner, Florissant; a
brother, Loye Moore, New Home, Ark., three
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Hume Methodist Church with the Rev. Loren Wolfe
officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn
Cemetery, Rich Hill.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Wednesday at Torneden Funeral Home, Hume.
The family has suggested memorials to the St.
Louis Chapter of the Leukemia Foundation.
|MOORE-VOSBURGH, BEULAH A.
Unknown | Feb 1950
Contributed from news clipping by Marsie Heister
Beulah Vosburgh Dies Sunday, Feb. 5
Mrs. Beulah Moore
Vosburgh, widow of Roy D. Vosburgh, died Sunday
morning, February 5, at the home of her sister,
Mrs. S.E. Jones, 521 Clark avenue, with whom she
had made her home for about 12 years. She was
born in St. Louis and was 63 years old.
are: two sons, Sheldon Vosburgh of Waukegan,
Ill., and Winston Vosburgh of Cleveland, Ohio; a
daughter, Mrs. William Foschetti of Hershey, Pa.;
three grandchildren Marcelia and Peter Foschetti,
and Sandra Vosburgh, and another sister, Mrs. Mae
Lane, all of whom were here several days prior to
Mrs. Vosburghs death, and remained for the
funeral. A niece, Mrs. Denise Armstead of Omaha,
Neb., was also here.
were held Tuesday morning, February 7, at 10
oclock from the Parker chapel, 15 Wet
Lockwood avenue, followed by interment in
Bellefontaine cemetery. Services were conducted
by Rev. Wilburn S. Yoder, minister of the First
CECELIA (Beulah Moore) - 521 Clark ave., dear
mother of Sheldon and Winston Vosburgh and Mrs.
William Foschetti, dear sister of Mrs. S.E. Jones
and Mrs. Mae Lane, our dear grandmother, aunt and
Mrs. Vosburgh at
the Parker Chapel, 15 West Lockwood, Webster
Groves. Services Tues., Feb 7, at 10 a.m.
Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Note: For more on
the two names of Beulah/Cecelia, see "The Vosburgh Investigation:
Beulah Abrams (Moore) Vosburgh, Known in Death as
Mary Cecelia Vosburgh" a blog by P. Davidson-Peters
Cynthia Harris, who died June 5, was born in
Pennsylvania in 1825. While yet a child her
parents removed to Ohio. In 1865 she, with
her husband and family, emigrated to
Illinois. There in 1867 - 22 years this
month, her companion died, leaving her with a
large family of children. In 1876 she, with
her children came to this State and have resided
in the vicinity of Yates Center ever since.
when quite young, united with the Methodist
church, and although her name has not been on the
church record since coming west, we feel assured
that it has ever been recorded in the Lamb's Book
of Life. Her clinging, trusting faith in
the Redeemer never wavered, and her true
christian spirit shone brightest in her home,
where she ever strove to teach her children the
lessons of immortal life, and guide them in the
truth. Her kind, patient, sympathetic
nature won her the name, "Mother
Harris" within the circle of her
acquaintances, and aside from her own family she
left many friends who will sorely miss her from
All her children
were present at her death, except three sons, two
of whom are in Idaho Ti, and one in
Minnesota. Her brother and his wife from
Missouri, arrived in time to attend the funeral.
She was laid to rest in North Cemetery Friday,
June 7, 1889.
Dearest mother thou hast
left us, and thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hast bereft us, He can all our
Yet again we hope to meet thee, when this weary
life has fled
And in Heaven with joy we'll greet they, where no
farewell tear is shed.
Moore, son of Eli and Deborah Moore, was born at
Beaver Dam, Pa., July 27th, 1828. His
father died when he was six weeks old. When
he was a child his family settled at
Uhrichsville, Ohio, where he grew to manhood.
On July 25th,
1851, he was united in marriage to Maranda Hooker
and of this union nine children, five sons and
four daughters were born, of whom two sons died
in childhood and Lyman W. Moore (a former teacher
in our school) died in 1892, and one daughter,
Effie Myers, died in 1903. Two sons, John
D. of Rich Hill and Guy Z. of Chicago; and three
daughters, Mrs. Lucy Gettz, Mrs. Ambrose A.
Wilson and Mrs. Thomas E. Hackett survive.
He died at his home in Chicago, April 20th, 1914,
aged 85 years, 8 months and 23 days. His
wife passed away April 4th, 1902 at Rich Hill,
since which time he has made his home with his
son, Rev. Guy Z. Moore, with the exception of one
year which he spent with Mrs. T.E. Hackett and
Jno. D. Moore.
He united with the
M.E. Church in early manhood in Ohio and retained
his connection with that church until his death.
He was by nature a
pioneer, growing to manhood in the forest of
Ohio. He tired of that country when it
became thickly settled and emigrated to Missouri
in 1858. When the war came on he enlisted
in the Union army, from which later he was
discharged on account of disability. In
1860 he again sought a new country and settled on
a farm near where Harwood now stands, where he
resided until 1893, when he came to Rich Hill.
He sleeps beside
his wife in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, MO.
|MOORE, JAMES ASBURY
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Sun 03 Nov 1912
Entered into rest on Saturday, Nov.
2, at 10:30 a.m., James A. Moore, beloved husband
of Lydia Moore (nee Harzmeier), and our dear son,
brother, and brother-in-law, age 39 years.
residence 2515 Emerson avenue, Monday, Nov. 4, at
On Friday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m.,
of consumption, Joseph E. Moore, aged 82 years, 7
months and 7 days.
Funeral March 17,
at 2 p.m. from the residence of his sister, Mrs.
Henry Henze, No. 811 Mound Street, to Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends invited.
|MOORE-GOULD-ROSS, JULIA S. *
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Thursday, October 10,
1957 (Original News Clipping)
ROSS-GOULD, JULIA S. (nee
Schlabach*), formerly of 4386 Laclede, Thurs.,
Oct. 10, 1957, 3:30 a.m., dear wife of the late
Robert D. Ross, dear mother of Robert G. Ross and
the late Marie Williamson, dear mother-in-law,
grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
Mrs. Ross will lie
in state at WACKER-HELDERLE Chapel, 3634 Gravois,
until 12:15 p.m., Saturday. Service same day 2
p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church. Euclid and
Washington. Interment Sunset Burial Park. In
parlor after 10 a.m. Fri.
maiden name was Moore. This error comes from her
mother's maiden name that was Slayback, not
Post-Dispatch | Friday, April 26, 1963
521 Clark Ave., Webster Groves, Mo.,
Thurs., April 25, 1963, wife of the late Samuel
E. Jones, mother of Elliott Jones of Webster
Groves and Mrs. Eugene M. Armstead (Denise) of
Omaha, Nebr., sister of Mrs. Mae Lane,
grandmother of Gail Armstead.
PARKER-ALDRICH RICH Chapel, 15 W. Lockwood Bl.
Webster Groves, 10 a.m. Mon., April 29.
Interment Bellefontaine Cemetery. Deceased was a
member of Fortnightly club of Kirkwood, Group 9,
Webster Groves Garden Club and Women's Society
for Christian Services; First Methodist Church of
Webster Groves. In state after 2 p.m. Sat.
Entered into rest Wednesday, June
16, 1915, at 7:30 p.m., Thomas A. Moore, beloved
husband of the late Clarissa V. Moore (nee
Pilcher), and our dear father, father-in-law,
grandfather and uncle, aged 77 years.
Funeral from the
Leidner chapel 2223 St. Louis Avenue, Friday,
June 18th at 2 p.m., thence to Bellefontaine Cemetery. Deceased was a member of
Gen. Lyon Post No. 2, Department of Missour
it has pleased the Almighty Father to remove from
this Earth and its associations another one of
the Comrades of our Post, and we miss them more
and more, as the numbers grows less. Comrade
Thomas A. Moore, was born Oct. 31st, 1838, at
Scio, Harrison County, Ohio. The family moved to
Collinsville, Ill., in 1847, and later to St.
Louis, where he received his education. Before
the war, he was in the Livery and Ice Business,
and afterwards became a builder and contractor.
enlisted in the Union Army at St. Louis, Mo., on
August 1st., 1862 in Co., K, 33rd Infantry
Volunteers, Mo., and was in active service in the
campaign in the South, at the Battle of Helena,
Arkansas, was severely wounded by a Minnie Ball
in his right temple and was left on the field for
dead. This battle was fought on the 4th of July
1863 - celebrating our National Holiday. Comrade
Moore was in the Hospital for many months, and
was discharged at St. Louis, MO on the 14th of
December 1863, on Surgeons Certificate of
was mustered in the Gen. Lyon Post No. 2, Grand
Army of the Republic, on July 10th, 1884. He was
faithful to duty, having served the Post for many
years as its Chaplain, and held this position at
the time of his death. Comrade Moore died at the
home of his Daughter, Mrs. S.E. Jones, No. 7
Parkland Place, Kirkwood, Mo, Wednesday, June 16,
1915, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery,
June 18th, 1915, with services by Gen. Lyon Post
No. 2, GAR, with the ritualistic services of the
Grand Army of the Republic.
Moore left one son and four daughters to mourn
be it resolved that in the death of Comrade
Thomas A Moore, this Post has lost a True,
Faithful and Loyal Member, this community an
Honest and Honrable Citizen, the Country a
Patriotic Supporter, and his family a Kind,
Loving and Dutiful Father. ... signed James P.
Hesser, Commander | St. Louis, MO Sept. 20th
Chronicle | Friday, November 23, 1951
Richard Detering (2009)
Mrs. Redmond Passes Away
were held Friday morning in Olympia for Mrs.
Aimee Clotilda Redmond, 77, of Olympia. A former
Centralia resident who died in an Olympia rest
home Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Redmond was
born in Olympia on September 10, 1874. She was
the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac V.
Mossman, Pacific Northwest pioneers.
Surviving are two
sisters, Mrs. W.H. Yeager, Olympia, and Mrs.
William DeVaull, Hollywood, Calif; brother Frank
Mossman, Bandon, Ore. and a large number of
nieces and nephews in California, Oregon, and
were private, with the Rev. Claude H. Lorimer
officiating. Cremation followed.
Sun, Soda Springs, Idaho | On or about 13 Oct
LeRoy Mossman Dies At Age 57
Mossman, Santa Monica, Calif., formerly of Conda
[Idaho], died Oct. 11 of a heart attack. He was
He was born July
31, 1921 to Guy and Leota Mossman. He was raised
on the family homestead in Trail Canyon and
attended schools in Conda and Soda Springs. His
parents preceeded him in death.
He worked on
ranches in the Western States and was in the
service during World War II, stationed at Guam
where he was wounded. He received his discharge
He married Iris
Call in Soda Springs in 1947. They were later
divorced. He married Doris Smith in 1953 at Van
Except for one
year working on a ranch in Wyoming, he lived the
last 29 years in California.
He is survived by
his widow; two sons, Terry of Santa Monica,
Shannon, presently in the Navy, one daughter,
Mrs. Bill (Cora) Bosley of Grace; three
grandchildren; one brother, Cleo of Anaheim,
Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Wendell (Wanda)
Twitchell, and Mrs. Dee (Donna) Bloxham of
There will be no
services and his remains will be interred at Soda
remains were scattered out on the range lands by
Blackfoot Reservior, as he so loved being a range
rider and requested this specifically. The
remains are at a place called "Lone
Pine" where a solitary pine tree is in the
middle of the open range lands."
|MOSSMAN, CHARLES DOUGLAS
Rochester, Fulton Co., IN | Saturday - December
Douglas Mossman, 72, died at his home near
Leiters Ford at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after six days
illness from double pneumonia. The deceased had
been a resident of Aubbeenaubbee township all of
his life where he was engaged in the occupation
son of William and Manda Mossman was born on a
farm near Loyal on December 11, 1856. In the year
of 1880 he was united in marriage to Alice
Bingerman at the Leiter home near Loyal the
ceremony being performed by Rev. Frank Leiter.
Surviving with the widow are the following
children and relatives: three sons, Chalmer
Mossman, of Cloverdale, B. C., Canada; Wilbur
Mossman, of Huntington, Milo Mossman, of Ft.
Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Zegafuse of Ft.
Wayne, Mrs. Chester Orth, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs.
Ethel Cunningham, of Rochester; nine
grandchildren; one brother, Ike Mossman, of
Leiters Ford, and a half- brother, John Troutman,
of this city.
will be conducted at the Leiters Ford Methodist
church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev.
Burges, of the Mt. Hope church officiating.
Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford
Belle Mossman was born March 4, 1880, in Hardin
County, Iowa, and died August 22, 1934, after a
lingering illness at the age of 54 years and six
months. She was the youngest daughter of the late
Reverend and Mrs. A.L. Mossman. She lived in Iowa
until 1896 at which time she went to Missouri. On
January 30, 1898, she was united in marriage to
William H. Patton at Rockport, Missouri. The
family moved to Mason City, Iowa. In 1913
spending six years in that community. They then
moved to Howard County, where she spent the last
fifteen years of her life.
She was a member
of the Free Methodist Church until womanhood,
when she affiliated with the Methodist Church at
Bonair, Iowa, where she was a faithful attendant
To this union
twelve children were born, five of whom preceded
her in death, Viola at the age of eight years,
and four in infancy.
Those left to
mourn her loss are her sorrowing husband and her
seven children, Ione, Ernie, and Fred of Chester,
Iowa; Mrs. Mervin Holloway, Lime Springs, Iowa;
Mrs. Leslie Price, Steamboat Rock, Iowa; Mrs.
H.V. Bourette, Sioux City, Iowa; and Floyd B.
Patton, LeRoy, Minn.
She is also
survived by seven grandchildren, one sister Mrs.
T. McMeyers, Marshalltown, Iowa; one step brother
Charles Shane, Bronson, Iowa; one half brother
John Mossman of California, and a host of other
relatives and friends.
She was a devoted
and self-sacrificing wife and mother and will be
deeply mourned by those she leaves. Her
Christ-like spirit, her thoughtfulness and
untiring efforts for others made her a beloved
member of the communities in which she lived. She
faced her final illness with the characteristic
courage and fortitude which she displayed
throughout her entire life.
were held Saturday, August 25th, at the Methodist
Church in Lime Springs, with Rev. Schepple of
Chester officiating. Burial was at the Lime
Springs cemetery. A great many relatives and
friends attended the funeral.
CARD OF THANKS: We
wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for
their kind assistance during the sickness and
death of our beloved wife and mother. We also
wish to extend our thanks for the many beautiful
flowers. - William H. Patton and family.
Canton, Lewis Co., MO
In Canton, Feb. 8th, 1875, Mrs.
Eleanor Ballard, aged 84 years, 2 months and 9
days. The deceased was born in Berwick, Eng.,
November 29, 1791, was the daughter of Archibald
and Margaret Mossman. Her father and mother
emigrated to the United States when she was but
four years old, and settled in Norfolk,
In 1808 she was
married to Christopher A. Ballard, of Grayson
county, VA., and subsequently removed to
Springfield, Ills. Mr. Ballard went to Texas on
business and died there, and in 1855 Mrs. Ballard
removed to Canton and has, since that time, lived
with our townsman S.H. Pilcher, whose wife was
the daughter of the deceased. She has been a
member of the Church for nearly 40 years, first
with the Methodist and subsequently the Christian
Church in which communion she died peaceful and
|MOSSMAN, EVARD LAWRENCE
Contributed by Andee
Evard Lawrence Mossman, Lt Col.
I,SAF retired, went to be with his Savior and his
wife, Evelyn Ruth Neessen Mossman, on July 21, 2007, at the
age of 85 at his home in Mustang, OK. He suffered
from various health problems, primarily
heart-related. But for the grace and love of God,
Edvard should have left us many years ago. He was
more than ready to leave his earthly shell to
meet his Lord and be reunited with his wife and
loved ones who preceded him in death. Evard was
the youngest child born to Samuel Andrew and
Minnie May Knight Mossman in Hubbard. IA, January
24, 1922, raised in Hubbard, IA. Evard was a
talented clarinet player in the Hubbard High
School band and he greatly enjoyed dancing and
music, lately Dixieland banjo. and big band. He
loved to hear his children and grandchildren
sing. He was an avid sports fan, card player,
Chicago Cubs fan, an avid golfer, and fisherman.
He enjoyed traveling and was gifted in languages.
Evard and Evelyn
met on a blind date, fell in love, and were
married on July 31, 1943, in Putnam, TX, while he
was a student in pilot training prior to entering
WII. On their wedding night, Evard's friends laid
out all of his possessions on his cot, thus
ensuring he would fail inspection and be confined
to the barracks.
Evard was a career
U.S. Air Force officer retiring in 1970. He was
devoted to the service of his country. During WW
II he flew various types of aircraft, among which
were the C-46, C-47, C-119, and the C-130
Hercules, delivering supplies to a number of
combat zones in the Pacific theater and later the
European theater. He was stationed at various
bases including: Rapid City, SD, Ardmore, OK,
Murfreesboro, TN, Tainan AB, Taiwan Tachikawa
AFB, Japan, Newark AFS, OH, Peral Harbor, Hl, and
Wright Patterson AFB, OH. He served a number of
temporary duties in Vietnam.
Edward never met a
stranger. He enjoyed talking to people, being
with his family, and traveling. His grandchildren
and great grandsons were the lights of his life.
In addition to his wife Evelyn, he is preceded in
death by his parents, brother Laurel Laverne
Mossman and sister Goldena Edith Mossman Clark
Wykle. He is survived by his daughter, Andrea
(Andee) Lee Mossman Boone and husband Frank, of
Yukon, OK;. son Robert (Bob) Evard Mossman and
wife Nancy of Mustang, OK, and daughter, Cynthia
(Cindee) Ann Mossman Burkitt and husband Bruce,
of Kihei. HI; grandchildren Melanie Ann Boone
Sershon and husband IT I Jeffery, of San Diego,
CA. Diana Rachel Boone Lewellen and husband Paul
of Oklahoma City OK, Rebecca Eileen Boone of
Yukon, OK, Laura Allison Mossman and Rachel
Elizabeth Mossman of Mustang, OK, great grandsons
Charles Evard James Sershon, San Diego, Jacob
Lawrence Mossman Mustang, and Mason Paul Lawrence
Sershon, San Diego.
Services are under
the direction of Vondel Smith Funeral Home, S.
Western, OKC, with viewing and family visitation
on Thurs, July 26, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. and a
celebration of life for Evard at Heartland
Community Church, 8301 SW 83d, OKC. on Fri, July
27, 2007, at 1 p.m. with military honors.
Cremation will follow the service with later
burial of urns at the Eldora, IA. cemetery.
The family offers
their heartfelt appreciation to the prayer
warriors at HCC, to Pastor Ken Senchal, and all
friends who have provided food and comfort to the
family. What a blessing - Evard is home and
morning last, October 23rd , Mr. Geo.
Mossman of Tipton Township, died at the age of 66
years, 2 months, and 25 days.
Up to the Thursday
previous, Mr. Mossman had been in his usual
indifferent health, being no worse than for
months and years. That morning he was suddenly
taken with strangulated hernia, and despite the
skill of the physicians and care of friends he
grew rapidly worse until death relieved him. He
was one of the earliest settlers in the county,
and by dint of a strong will, a life-long habit
of industry, and a laudable ambition to excel, he
succeeded in making one of the best farms in the
county and a comfortable and happy home.
A man of strict
integrity, he carried the principle of honest
into all the relations of life, and at the late
election he went to the polls with the vigor and
faith of years ago, and voted for his cherished
principles. He was an earnest christian man, a
valued citizen, and in death, not Tipton alone,
but the whole county has lost a man whom to know
as to respect. Peace to his ashes."
Hubbard Interment for Mrs. McFarland
were conducted from the Leyson Funeral Chapel in
Lake Park, Ia, Monday, Feb. 22, for Mrs. LD.
McFarland, 92, who died Friday at the Dickinson
County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Interment was at
the Hubbard Cemetery Tuesday with Rev. Fred
Pieper officiating at graveside services.
Mossman, daughter of Sarah Jane Reep and Andrew
J. Mossman, was born July 28, 1878 in Hardin
County and was united in marriage with Martin
Lewisen of Hubbard on December 8, 1898.
Vera and Carrie were born to the couple.
Mr. Lewison died in 1902.
She moved to the
Lake Park area in the spring of 1907 following
her marriage to L.D. McFarland and has made her
home their since that time, residing in the same
house for the past 60 years. Her husband preceded
her in death in 1923.
She was preceded
in death also by her parents, five sisters and
brothers, one daughter, Vera and to
three daughters and one son, Mrs. Carrie Lynn of
Lake Park, Mrs. Theodore (Inez) Dopp of Graceton,
Minn., Grace McFarland and Lawrence McFarland,
both of Lake Park; a brother T.O. Mossman of
Eldora; three grandsons and four
The News -Sentinel |
Monday, April 15, 1935
Isaac Mossman, aged 75, better known
by his many friends as Ikey Mossman, who was for
many years a fisherman's guide on the Tippecanoe
River, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the
home of his nieces Mrs. Paul Cunningham in this
city. Death was due to a sudden heart attack. The
deceased had suffered with dropsy and heart
trouble for the past two years.
Mr. Mossman was
born in the Burton neighborhood west of this city
on January 16, 1860. His parents were William and
Amanda (Blanden) Mossman. He had lived in Fulton
county all of his life. In his early life Mr.
Mossman followed the occupation of a carpenter.
Twenty years ago
Mr. Mossman purchased a plot of ground made by a
bend in the Tippecanoe River a quarter of a mile
east of the bridge at Leiters Ford. This ground
Mr. Mossman called Mossman's Park. He sold many
of the lots to persons living in various cities
in the state. There are a number of log cabins in
Mr. Mossman was
known by sportsmen in Indiana and in many of the
surrounding states through his long service as a
guide for Tippecanoe River fishermen and because
of his peculiarities of manner and speech. He
also was a trapper and hunter. The Mossman Park
was the scene of many family reunions, picnics
and camp meetings.
The deceased had
never married. Several sisters-in-law, nieces and
nephews survive. He was a half-brother of the
late John Troutman of this city.
services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral
Home on South Main street. Rev. B. G. Fields will
be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd
Edwin Mossman, son of George and Sarah E.
Mossman, was born in Boston, Illinois, May 28,
1866, and died at the Dimmitt Memorial Hospital
in Humansville, Missouri, April 20, 1930, being
at the time of his death 63 years, 10 months and
23 days old.
When a child he
moved with his parents to Iowa, where he grew to
manhood, and in 1895 moved with his family to St.
Clair county, where he resided until his death.
On June 19, 1889, he was married to Miss Josie A.
Miller; to this union were born three children,
namely; Guy Mossman, of Soda Springs, Idaho, Mrs.
Grace Hannah, of Osceola, Mo., and Roy Mossman,
of Soda Springs, Idaho. On March 6, 1923, his
wife who had been an invalid for several years,
passed away. Then on December 21, 1926, he was
maried to Mrs. Josie Whiting, who was at his
bedside when he passed to that Great Beyond.
On Friday morning,
April 18, he became ill while doing his chores,
but as the day wore on his illness increased with
such severity that by Saturday afternoon his
attending physican advised his being taken to the
hospital, but when the ambulance got him there it
was found that his condition was beyond human
aid. So at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, April 20, his soul
passed away to The Giver, and his body was freed
from pain by the "Great Reaper", Death.
Mr. Mossman was a
man of rare friendship ability, one whom the boys
and young men sought when in need of advice,
coming to him with their joys and sorrows alike.
Neighbors found him always a neighborly neighbor.
So in his going the neighborhood has lost a
valued neighbor, and the country has lost an
upright and progressive citizen.
Besides his wife
and three children he leaves to mourn his loss
one brother, C. J. Mossman, of Iowa, and five
held at Pleasant Mound church, conducted by Rev.
C.W. Davis, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Card of Thanks: We
wish to thank our many friends and relative for
their aid and kind sympathy during our recent
bereavement. [Mrs. Josie Mossman; Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Mossman and Children; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Hannah and Daughter; Mr. Roy Mossman; C..J.
Hardin County Times, May 13, 1983:
Blairstown, Iowa --"Services for former Iowa
Falls resident Lawrence Mossman will be held at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Victor Baptist church in
Blairstown and at 4:30 p.m. a committal service
will be held at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Iowa
Mr. Mossman, 58,
died May 14, 1983, at the Veterans Hospital in
He was born July
29, 1924, at Hubbard to Thomas and Pearl Sheldon
Mossman. He farmed with his wife,
Maxine. They moved from Iowa Falls 11 years
his wife Maxine of Blairstown; sons, Charles
Mossman of Blairstown and Lawrence G. Mossman of
Joplin, MO; daughters Nancy Koegting of
Blairstown and Becky Lee Bryan of Bloomfield, MO;
brothers Russell Mossman of Steamboat Rock and
Muriel Mossman of Eldora; and six grandchildren.
Rochester Sentinel |
Friday, March 6, 1914
Death Notice: Mabel Mossman of
Leiters Ford died at the Logansport hospital
Thursday afternoon. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Mossman. Mr. Mossman is a
half-brother of John E. Troutman. She will be
buried in the Liters Ford cemetery Sunday
Wednesday, March 11, 1914
Mossman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley
Mossman, was born in Fulton county, Ind., January
8th, 1897, and departed this life March 6th,
1914, age 17 years, 1 month and 26 days.
She leaves to
mourn her untimely departure, a loving father and
mother, four sisters, Laura Scott, of Logansport,
Ind.; Zina Orth of Dayton, OH.; Annie Mossman and
Ethel Mossman, who are at home, and three
brothers, Chalmer Mossman of Luceland, Canada;
Grover Mossman of Huntington, Ind., besides many
relatives and a host of friends. Mabel was a
friend to all who knew her. That she had a
Christian spirit was shown during her sickness,
when she sang the entire hymn, "No Not
One," while the fever was raging at the
highest. The funeral was preached at the Leiters
Ford M. E. church by Rev. Hankins. The Pocahontas
lodge, of which she was a member, had charge of
the funeral at the church and cemetery. Interment
in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
The Times Record - April 26, 1923
OLDEST RESIDENT OF VICINITY
Spangler, aged 95 and the oldest resident of this
vicinity, (which was Keithsburg, Ill news item)
died at an early hour Friday morning and was
buried Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were
held at the home, Rev. J.F. McAnnally, pastor of
the Methodist church, officiating.
leaves one daughter, Mrs. Arminta During of
Monmouth and one son, George, who resides in
California. Mrs. Spangler has lived in Keithsburg
for a number of years and was at one time a
florist here. She has been an invalid for 15
|MOSSMAN-KELLY, MARY JAIN
The Elwood Daily Record | 11 Mar 1924
One of Elwoods Oldest and Most
Esteemed Citizens, Receives Call Last Night
Lives Here Many Years
Mrs. Mary Kelly,
91, familiarly known to many residents as
Grandma died in her home at 1511
North E street, last evening at 6 oclock,
of infirmities of age. The good old lady had been
rapidly growing weaker and members of the St.
Vincent de Paul and Rosary societies were with
her when the peaceful ending came.
Mrs. Kelly, one of
Elwoods oldest residents, was born near
Centerville, Indiana, November 17, 1832, to which
her parents had removed from Virginia. She was
married to James Kelly and they located, soon
after assuming their new relation, on the Tom
Moore farm, south of Elwood, occupying a log
cabin which still stands.
James Kelly was an
expert ditcher and his services were much in
demand in that day. In 1872 the family removed to
a farm of forty acres, five miles north and a
mile west of this city where they lived until
1887 when they took up their residence in Elwood.
James Kelly died in 1906.
Nine children were
born to them of whom only two survive. They are
Aaron and Hernando, twin sons, the former making
his home with his aged mother and the latter
residing at 2335 South G street. Children
deceased were Matthew, Mrs. Catherine Doyle, Mrs.
Miranda Corn, Mrs. Mary Ellen Shay, John, Honor
and Dan Kelly. There are thirteen grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
Kelly was a remarkable woman. Despite her
advanced years she had a remarkable possession of
all her faculties. She was an inveterate reader
and a woman well posted upon all current events,
which she could discuss with remarkable
intelligence, the clearness and force of her
opinions being surprising to all who conversed
She was a devout
member of St. Josephs church and a charter
member of the Rosary society. While not blessed
with abundant means she was a woman of charitable
propensities and did much good in the community
which will be remember after her.
The body was taken
to the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W.H.
Runyan, 400 North Thirteenth street where it will
remain until the funeral services which will be
conducted at St. Josephs church by Father
Biegel Wednesday morning at 8 oclock, and
the burial will be in the city cemetery beside
her husband. The Rosary society will attend the
funeral In a body.
Contributed by Merlin Miller
Mossman, 76, Rites Here Saturday*
were held Saturday, Sept. 18 from the First
Baptist church in Eldora for Thomas Mossman, 76,
of Eldora who died Thursday noon at the Eldora
H. I. Surls officiated with the interment in the
Eldora Cemetery. Boeke Funeral Home of
Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.
Orlando Mossman lived most of his life in the
Hubbard area, being born Sept. 23, 1894 near
Hubbard in Tipton township, the youngest son of
Andrew and Sarah Jane Reep Mossman.
November 24, 1920 he was united in marriage to
Pearl Sheldon. the couple lived on the
family farm northeast of Hubbard for nearly 40
years, retiring to their Eldora home in 1959.
member of the Point Pleasant community church, he
was preceded in death by his parents, two
brothers, four sisters and a granddaughter.
include his wife; five children, Mrs. Myles
(Mildred) Miller of Eldora, Lawrence of New
Bloomfield, MO., Muriel at home, Oral of Hubbard
and Russell of Eldora; three granddaughters and
Ink inscription on news clipping "died Sept.
Andrea Boone (2008)
Evelyn Ruth Neessen, died April 3,
2002, at the age of 70, from pneumonia, secondary
to lung cancer. She was born Jan. 28, 1923, the
4th child of Heine & Sophia (Frerichs)
Neessen in Grundy Center, IA. She was an honor
roll student and played the clarinet in the band.
She married Evard
L. Mossman on July 31, 1943 in Bonham, TX. As an
Air Force wife, she spent many years traveling
with her family. Evelyn is remembered as a
creative gifted, kind, intelligent and loving
person. She is survived by her husband, Evard;
children: Andrea Boone & husband, Charles of
Yukon, Bob Mossman & wife Nancy of Mustang,
Cindee Burkitt & husband, Bruce of Houston;
grandchildren: Melanie Boone Sershon &
husband, Jeff of San Diego, Diana Boone Llewellyn
& husband, Paul of OKC, Rebecca Boone of OKC,
Laura Mossman of Mustang, & Rachel Mossman of
Mustang; great grandson CeJay Sershon; brothers:
Willis Neessen & Jim Neessen; sister, Doris
Savedge; and many nieces and nephews She was
preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Tom
& Ervin Neessen, & sister, Jean Grace.
Visitation will be
held from 6-8 PM Friday, April 5th at the Vondel
Smith Mortuary/ South. Services will be held at
1:00 PM Sat., April 6, 2002, at Heartland
Community Church, SW 83rd &S. Santa Fe, OKC,
with cremation following the service. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests memorial
contributions be made to the American Cancer
Society or Heartland Community Church.
| January 5th, 1928
Margaret R. Arrington
Mrs. John Lindsay, 92, died in her
home at Cantrell and Webster streets at 9:15
o'clock Wednesday evening (4 Jan 1928) after an
illness of two weeks. She had been in her usual
health up to a few days before Christmas when she
took to her bed with indigestion. Her condition
showed little change until Wednesday when she
lapsed into unconsciousness. Up to that time her
mind had remained remarkably clear, and she
welcomed those who came to her bedside.
With her at her
death were four of her daughters and three sons,
seven of her 11 living children. The funeral will
be in the home at 10 o'clock Friday morning with
burial in North Fork cemetery.
life span covered the period in American history
from Jackson to Coolidge. She came to Illinois
when the frontier was just passing and when the
state boasted only 10 incorporated cities. She
had known Decatur from the time it was a little
country village without a railroad until old
landmarks were affaced and the familiar place
names were giving way to modern designations.
Decatur owes much
to the Kentucky immigration and of this drift
that came in the early and middle part of the
last century, Mrs. Lindsay was a part.
With her father
and mother and three brothers and sisters she
came to Macon Co. in 1850. She was born in
Garrard Co, Kentucky, Sept 15, 1835, the daughter
of James and Elizabeth Willis Nicholson. Her
oldest brother, Edward Willis Nicholson became
the father of Meredith Nicholson, the well-known
It was a slow,
toilsome journey overland in the wagon. The
family cow followed behind. Meals were cooked in
an iron oven set up over the campfire. Mrs.
Lindsay only recently had recalled the floods of
that year which made necessary a long detour to
find a ford. The journey was interrupted for
months in Crawfordsville, Ind., owing to the
illness of the mother. In the spring it was
resumed. They settled first near what is now
Turpin station southeast of Decatur, but soon
moved to a farm in Long Creek. A portion of this
land Mrs. Lindsay retained throughout her life.
Theirs were the
common experiences of the pioneers. Advantages
were few. Mrs. Lindsay had had some schooling in
Kentucky. Her education was to continue through
her life. She attended a singing school conducted
by John Wesley Powell who was to achieve --- ---
soldier and an explorer of the Grand Canyon of
the Colorado. His niece was the late Maude
Powell, the violinist. Maj. Powell's pupils used
to sing the geography lessons. Children of the
pioneers remember some of those old rhymes.
Six years before
the Nicholson family had taken up their residence
in Macon County, there came to Decatur one John
Lindsay, a Tennessee youth. He was born in
Bethesday, the son of Elmore and Margaret Wilson
Lindsay. The Wilson's were an old North Carolina
family from Mecklenburg and were sturdy patriots
in the revolution. There was a tradition that a
Wilson woman, whose place was visited by
Cornwallis' raiders in the absence of her men,
had so effectively afgued with the soldiers that
they withdrew discomfitted.
Elmore Lindsay had
gone off to the Mexican War and had not returned.
The widow with her son and daughter came to
Decatur when John was 10. The boy was received
into the family of Judge Charles Emmerson, leader
of the bar ---and one of the best read judges
that ever occupied the circuit bench. For a time
he attended Mt. Zion academy but his best
education was obtained from reading law with
Judge Emmerson. John Lindsay even as a boy was an
ardent abolitionist and was at no pains to
conceal his opinions. He met Edna Nicholson, who
was but six months his junior, and they were
married Jan 1, 1866.
After a year in
Mechanicsburg where John Lindsay taught school,
and where their first child was born, they
returned to Decatur. In the lawn shaded with oak
and elm trees at Webster and Cantrell streets,
there is a little depression which marked the
basement of the house which John Lindsay built
for his wife and growing family. It was among the
first in that neighborhood. Later it was moved
farther to the north and became a part of the
present Lindsay home, which is one of the
landmarks of this portion of the dity. The sills
of the original house cut from forest trees on
the land are still in place.
John Lindsay, of
course, enlisted when the Civil War came. He went
into the service as a member of Battery I of the
2d Illinois Artillery, organized in Peoria. His
was one of the families that the conflict
divided. He used to tell of fraternizing with
relatives on the Confederate side when the day's
fighting was over. Lung fever struck him down
when he was with Grant in the Vicksburg campaign,
and after 18 months service, he was sent home
from Island No. 10, a semi-invalid. From the
effects of his illness, he never fully recovered.
came in, John Lindsay in partnership with Thomas
Davis of Macon, drained a good many of the farms
in this vicinity by means of a mole ditcher, a
machine which, dragged by several yokes of oxen,
cut a tunnel through the soft mulch, the surface
being undisturbed save for the knife-edge
standard to which the plow was attached.
In this way and
with some law practice, Mr. Lindsay supported his
family in the early part of his married life. The
life of the Lindsays was a perfect partnership.
They both brought culture to the little home.
They read together Shakespear and the
translations of Iliad and Odyssey, and the family
Bible. Mr. Lindsay's well thumbed unabridged
Webster bespeaks their curiosity. John Lindsay
traveled little, but for his day he was an
educated man. To the end of his life he was
interested in the classics and was familiar with
the works of the Latin authors. Mrs. Lindsay's
love of reading was not difficult to understand.
For education she had a reverence that made no
sacrifice too heavy, if it could see her children
through school and college.
It was not
remarkable that a man with John Lindsay's social
sense and humanitarian zeal should try to find a
wider means of expression than the law afforded.
In 1876 he and a partner leased the Decatur
Review, then a weekly. From that time to the end
of his life, he was in newspaper work. His
children joined him. His wife had no direct part
in the publishing enterprise. The little house at
Cantrell and Webster street finally sheltered 12
children. The mother was reasonably busy with
home cares. Mrs. Lindsay, indeed, never took part
in public and civic enterprises in which other
women were embarking. She did her part in making
a home for the husband and the boys and girls
that were much concerned with everything that
went on in Decatur.
John Lindsay, in
1885, started the Labor Bulletin. He brought in
with him a young apinter in the Decatur coffin
factory, Ethelbert Stewart of Maroa, who was
greatly interested in the labor movement. Later,
Mr. Lindsay recommended his associate to Gov.
Richard Oglesby for a state position, and today
Mr. Stewart is the veteran commissioner of labor
statistics in the Department of Labor in
The Bulletin had
been going six years when John Lindsay died. His
older children carried on the paper until it was
consolidated with the Decatur Herald. It was a
family enterprise. On her husband's death, Mrs.
Lindsay found herself with seven dependent
children, her aged father and his wife to care
for, her pension stopped, and a $1,000 paving
assessment due on her property.
Mrs. Lindsay never
worried. She planned, and she had great faith.
Some families are able to organize for team work.
Hers was one. While with a fine unselfishness she
effaced herself, she was the recognized leader.
Although in later years her children were
scattered, the strong family consciousness was to
remain. She gave her children a few homely
maxims. One of these was: "Do the hardest
and most disagreeable task first."
Long after her
children came of age they returned to their
mother for counsel. Mrs. Lindsay had not merely
worldly wisdom, but a natural gentlewomanliness.
The thing to say and the thing to do that would
give other people happiness and satisfaction came
to her instinctively.
Mrs. Lindsay had
genius at nursing. When she brought one of her
brood through a desperate attack of diphtheria
which the doctor feared would prove fatal, that
wise man said that the credit for the child's
survival was all hers. From the time that she was
a young woman, Mrs. Lindsay was in demand for
nursing and many a family had to thank her for
unceasing vigilance at the sick bed. She went to
the house of mourning to give her ministrations
to the dead, and until she was past 70 she
continued these kindly services.
As she grew older
her children insisted that she lay aside some of
the cares that she had borne uncomplainingly. She
made visits to Oklahoma City, Birmingham, Ala,
and Colorado, but she limited every visit to two
weeks. She was still the home-keeper. Even in her
last illness when her children came back to her
bedside, she was concerned about her duties as a
hostess. Her resident children and grandchildren
helped to keep her young in mind and sympathetic
with youth. Between her nephew, Meredith
Nicholson, and herself there was a strong
attachment, they frequently corresponded, and she
assisted him in compiling the records of the
Her clear memory
made her one of the authorities on early Decatur.
Some of the scenes and places had for her a
significance that they could have for few other
persons. For instance, she was never reconciled
to the change of the name of the Crowford to the
Nelson park as the name of the bridge for
Decatur's principal eastern entrance, for she
remembered not only the first bridge, but the
ford before it, and she recalled bright eyed
girls standing on the structure to greet the
soldiers that came marching into Decatur in Civil
formerly was a member of the Christian church,
but when the division came in Decatur, she, with
a number of others, went on to the Congregational
fellowship, in which she was active to the end of
Mrs. Lindsay was
the mother of 12 children, all but one of whom,
Laura Jane, the eldest, are living. They are
Margaret Ellis Lindsay, Mary Willis Lindsay,
Nettie Sherman Lindsay who made their home with
their mother, Charles Emerson Lindsay, James
Nicholson Lindsay, and William Proctor Lindsay
all of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Edna May Swartz of
Berkeley, Cal., John Wilson Lindsay, Peoria,
Arthur Oliver Lindsay, Decatur, Mrs. Ada Emily
Roundy, Laconia NH. There are 20 grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
|PAYNE, JOHN BARTON
Tribune | January 24, 1935
JOHN B. PAYNE FUNERAL TO BE
Washington. D. C.,
Jan. 24[Special] Funeral services for John Barton
Payne, former secretary of the Interior and
chairman of the Amerlcan Red Cross under four
Presidents, who died here this morning will be
held at St. John's Episcopal church at 2 p.m.
Saturday. Interment will be in Washington.
Mr. Payne would
have bcen 80 years old Saturday. He had been
taken to the George Washington hospital for
treatment of influenza, developed appendicitis,
and underwent an operation. He died of pneumonia
Born In Pruntytown
In what is now West Virginia, Mr. Payne was ad
mitted to the bar in 1876. He moved to Chicago in
1883 and was elected a judge of the Superior
court of Cook county ten years later. He was a
partner In the Chlcago law firm of Winston, Payne, Strawn & Shaw until 1918. Silas Strawn
of that firm was at his bedside when he died. He
was appointed secretary of the interior by
President Wilson after the war.
Mrs. Jennie Bryan
Payne, his wife, died in 1919. They had no
In a tribute to
Mr. Payne today President Roosevelt said:He
never knew a boundary line when flood, fire,
earthquake or other great adversity called
the Greatest Mother ' to help the
New York Times
| January 24, 1935
JOHN PAYNE DIES IN
Chairman of the American Red Cross Began Career
as Country Store Clerk
Head of Shipping Board 1919-1920
Won World-Wide Honors as Humanitarian
Thursday, Jan. 24 -John Barton Payne, former,
Secretary of the Interior and chairman of the
American Red Cross under four Presidents, died at
1:06 A. M. today of pneumonia.
Judge Payne was
taken to the George Washington Hospital recently
for treatment for influenza. He developed
appendicitis and underwent an operation last
Saturday. Pneumonia developed subsequently.
He would have ben
80 years old on Jan. 26. A widower for years and
childless, Judge Payne's closest survivors are a
number of nephews and nieces. His old Chicago law
partner, Silas Strawn, was at his bedside during
his last illness, which was attended by Dr. Cary
T. Grayson, physician to President Woodrow
John Barton Payne
achieved eminence in his own country and
worldwide honor despite a lack of advantages
during boyhood which would have handicapped a man
of less intelligence, character and stamina.
The man who was to
become a noted lawyer, chairman of the United
States Shipping Board in 1919-1920, later
Secretary of the Interior under President Wilson,
and finally chairman of the American Red Cross in
1921, began his career as clerk in a country
store, with only a "little red school
Judge Payne was
born on Jan. 26, 1855, at Pruntytown, then a
small town in Virginia but now in West Virginia,
son of Dr, Amos Payne, a country physician and
farmer. His mother's name was Elizabeth Barton
Smith. From the age of 5 to 15 the boy attended
schools in Fauquier County, Va., and then began
his career as a clerk in a country store at $50 a
year, selling all the produce that the community
housewives required from brown sugar to silk, His
first visit to Washington, D.C., of which he was
later to become a distinguished resident, was as
a boy of 12. With two others he was hired to
drive 300 turkeys on the hoof to the capital, a
distance of sixty miles, the flock averaging not
more than ten miles a day.
It was said that
Judge Payne's philosophy of service which later'
led him to accept the chairmanship I of the
American Red Cross but decline to accept the
salary of $27.000 carried by the position,
originated in his boyhood. His father's farm had
been overrun by armies during the Civil \Var and
the community became so poor that his neig-hbors
were unable to pay their medical bills. None the
less, the country physician continued to minister
to their ills without thought of his own needs.
second job was in a store at a salary of $50,
which to him then was a large amount, but the
shop's business began to decline in the
depression of 1873 and young Payne, much as he
hated to lose his large salary, frankly advised
his employer to give up the business. This was
done, and young Barton walked the twelve miles to
his father sent him to a near-by town to
negotiate the sale of a farm and handle two
lawsuits growing out of the col1ection of rents.
His common sense and ability so impressed the
clerk of the court that he employed young Payne.
Thus began a contact with the law which was the
beginning of a distinguished legal career.
applied himself so studiously to law that within
two years, just as he came of age, he was
admitted to the bar and went to Kingwood, W. Va.,
to start practice. There he practiced until 1883,
becoming chairman of the Democratic Committee of
Preston County, a special judge of the Circuit
Court and Mayor of Kingwood, In order to give the
county a Democratic newspaper, he purchased and
published for a time The West Virginia Argus. In
1883 Judge Payne was ready to try a wider field
of opportunity, both in law and politics, and
moved to Chicago.
Judge in 1893
There Judge Payne
soon won recognition both as a capable lawyer and
as an efficient public servant, In 1889 he was
elected president of the Chicago Law Institute
and in 1893 became judge of the Superior Court of
Cook County. In 1898, however, he resigned his
judicial position to enter a law partnership with
Edwin Walker. one of the senior members of the
Chicago bar. Through a consolidation four years
later the firm became Winston, Payne, Strawn
& Shaw. In 1918 Judge Payne resigned the
senior membership in this firm to devote his
entire time to public service. In 1913 he had
declined the proffer of the position of Solicitor
General of the United States, but Gofter the
entry of this country into the World War decided
to place his' service at the disposal of the
He was sent first
by President Wilson to the Pacific Coast in 1917
to aid in settling shipyard strikes. Then he
served successively as a member of the Board of
Appeals of the Treasury Department and general
counsel of the United States Shipping Board,
Emergency Fleet Corporation. When late in 1917
President Willian decided to take over the
railroads, Judge Payne was asked for advice as to
how it could be done In the absence of an
appropriation from Congress. The next day he
submitted in writing the plan which was adopted.
At once he was made general counsel of the United
States Railroad Administration.
In 1919 Judge
Payne was made chairman of the United States
Shipping Board, becoming a year later Secretary
of the Interior. As a member of President
Wilson's Cabinet he devoted particular attention
to conservation of the navy's petroleum reserve
and of the national parks. He put into effect the
on Leasing Act and success!ul1y opposed the
building of a commercial dam in Yellowstone Park.
In addition, from May, 1920, to April, 1921, he
served as director general of railroads.
In 1921 when the
position of chairman of the American Red Cross
was offered him at a salary of $27,000 a year,
Judge Payne accepted on the condition that he
should receive no salary, Two years later he was
made a United states Commissioner to negotiate
recognition of Mexico. Later he became chairman
of the board of governors of Red Cross societies
of Paris, with membership of Red Cross societies
of fifty-eight nations.
Honors Accorded Him
Judge Payne was
tireless in his service of the Red Cross, guiding
: its benevolent work in disasters not only in
this country but abroad. He was decorated by many
foreign countries. France made him a Commander of
the Legion of Honor and gave him also the Red
Cross Medaille du Cinquantenaire. Belgium gave
him the Order of Leopold II. Japan presented to
him the Order of the Rising Sun with Grand
Cordon. Greece. Sweden, China, Costa Rica, Poland
and Austria also honored him.
1934, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
president of the German Red Cross, presented to
Judge Payne the highest decoration of the German
Red Cross as "one of the last acts of
President van Hindenburg,"who was honorary
president of the German Red Cross. In
January,1930, on Judge Payne's seventy-fifth
birthday, a dinner in his honor was held in
Washington, at which messages were received from
Red Cross societies in many European countries.
President Hoover, as president of the Red Cross,
sent this message: "Your seventy-fifth
birthday will recall to the memory of your many
friends, as it does to mine, a wealth of
reminiscences of your numberless public services
and private kindnesses. We are all glad that you
still buoyantly bear your part in these
activities, and as we congratulate you upon your
anniversary we also wish for ourselves many more
years of your comradeship."
In 1913 Judge
Payne married Miss Jennie Byrd, who died in 1919.
His chief hobbies were art and golf. He had
received honorary degrees from several American
colleges and was a member of the Metropolitan and
Burning Tree clubs of Washington, the Law,
Caxton, Forty, and wayfarers clubs of Chicago and
the Bibliophile Club of Boston.
St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat | April 1890
Moore - April 7, Clarissa V. Moore
(nee Pilcher), wife of T.A. Moore, aged 44 yrs,
at 4221 Lucky Street.
Due notice of
funeral will be given.
Note: Laid to rest
at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Died 1903 - At his home in
this place Monday, April 6th, in his 59th year of
of the death of Mr. Pilcher was a shock to the
community. He was down town about a half hour
before, and appeared in his usual health, which
however, had not been the best for several
He was engaged in
some work in his house when he was seized with
convulsions and expired in about 10 minutes. He
was born in Jacksonville, Ill., and came to
canton with his parents in 1855. He was a veteran
of the civil war and a prominent member of the G
A R. Though quiet and retired in demeanor he took
a lively interest in the current news and events
of the day. A good neighbor, steady friend, kind
father, devoted husband, and loving son and
brother he filled all the relations of life to
the best of his ability. He leaves a sorrowing
family consisting of wife and seven children, and
aged mother, two brothers and one sister as
immediate relatives to mourn his death. His
funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was
largely attended by old comrades and friends, the
services being conducted by Dr. D. R. Dungan,
assisted by Rev. F. C. Berry, after which his
remains were interred in Forest Grove Cemetery
with ceremonies of the G. A. R. by King Post No.
70, of which he was an enthusiastic member.
|REDMOND, WILLIAM J.
Chronicle | July 16, 1949, p.6
Richard Detering (2009)
Death Claims W.J. Redmond
Thursday afternoon to William James Redmond, 81,
resident of Centralia 19 years, whose home was at
1505 North Pearl street. He was born December 7,
1867 in Ontario.
Mr. Redmond was a
member of the Masonic fraternity. Surviving are
his wife, Aimee; sister, Mrs. Estelle
Michelbrook, Deer Park; half-sister. Miss Mina
Redmond, McMinnville, Ore., and two
half-brothers, Wesley and Roy Redmond, both of
has charge of funeral arrangements.
Chronicle | July 17, 1949, p.8
Richard Detering (2009)
REDMOND, William J. - Tuesday at 11 a.m. at
for William James Redmond, who died Thursday at a
Centralia hospital, will be held Tuesday at 11
a.m. at Newell-Hoerling's with the Rev. C.
Ellsworth officiating. Cremation will follow in
Contributed by Merlin Miller
Mossman" Sarah Jane Reep, the second
daughter of Jane and William Reep, was born near
Martinsburg, Butler County, Pennsylvania, on
September 2, 1851, and passed away at her home
near Hubbard on December 6th 1929 at the
age of 78 years, 3 months and 4 days.
At the age of five
she moved with her parents to Illinois, where
they resided for several years before moving to
Chickasaw County, Iowa. when a young girl
she came to Hardin County with her parents,
settling on the old Reep homestead where she grew
to womanhood. She was the last of a family
of ten children to answer the call to the great
On June, 25, 1872,
she was united in marriage to Andrew Mossman, who
preceded her in death on March 8, 1928. To
this union were born seven children.
Lawrence, Mary Jane Brightwell, of Iowa Falls,
Edith McFarland, of Lake Park, Samuel, of Eldora,
Elsie Conklin, of Los Molinos, Calif., Lovesta
Dawson and Thomas, of Hubbard. Lawrence
died at the age of 14 years and her daughter,
Lovesta, preceded her to their heavenly home last
October 25. All her surviving children were
at her bedside the last two weeks of her
illness. Besides these children she leaves
24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren to
mourn the loss of a devoted and loving mother and
Until the last
five weeks of her life she was in good health,
cheerfully doing the duties that befell her and
was always thinking of the comforts of her
children and friends. All through her
illness she was loving and patient and losing
hope in earthly help clung to her faith in god,
remarking that christ was the greatest doctor and
could cure us of all our diseases. When her
health permitted she was never too busy to help a
friend or neighbor who was in need. In
childhood she was baptized in the Lutheran faith
of which church her parents were members.
She studied her bible faithfully and never tired
of reading it to her children and grandchildren.
Conklin, of Los Molinos, Calif., was called here
by her mother's illness, and was present at the
time of her death. Funeral services were
held at the Point Pleasant church and burial in
the Eldora cemetery, the services being in the
charge of Rev. Rice.
The Washington Post |
10 Aug 1903
FUNERAL OF MRS. MEREDITH
Wife of Director of Bureau of Engraving Buried at
The funeral of
Mrs. Terressa A. Meredith, the wife of Capt.
William M. Meredith, director of the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing, who died suddenly of
heart trouble on Wednesday night, took place at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon from her late
residence, 1219 Princeton street northwest. Rev.
Alexander Blelaski of Baltimore, officiated, and
the interment was made in Arlington Cemetery.
Mrs. Meredith was
fifty-five years of age. She was a native of
Indianapolis and leaves four children - Mrs.
Charles H, Burras, of Chicago; Mrs. E. G. Niles;
Miss Margaret Meredith, and Mr. Aaron Meredith of
this city. Handsome floral offerings from Capt.
Meredith's associates in the various divisions of
the bureau were sent as tributes of of sincere
sorrow, and there was a large gathering at the
Post-Dispatch | Sun 20 Jul 1997
Wed. May 7, 1997, dear husband of
Dianne Rossomanno (nee Dixon), dear father of
Bronwyn (Todd) Wucherpfenning, Brett (Jennifer),
Brooke and Brian Rossomanno, dear grandfather,
dear brother of Edward and Frank Rossomanno and
Dora Phillips, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and
A Memorial Service
will be held at St. Johns Evangelical United
Church of Christ, 11333 St. Johns Church Rd. St
Louis, MO 63123 on Sat. July 26 at 2 p.m.
Donations to the American Diabetes Association or
St. Louis Heart Association would be appreciated.
|SHAW, RALPH MARTIN
Chicago Tribune | May
Contributed by D. Barry Sheldon (2010)
RALPH M. SHAW, LOOP LAW
FIRM MEMBER, DIES
Ralph Martin Shaw,
80, senior partner of the law firm of Winston,
Strawn, Shaw & Black, 38 S. Dearborn st.,
died yesterday in Passavant hospital after a
He was stricken
with a heart attack Saturday in his home at 1427
N. State pkwy., a day after he had returned from
a business trip to New Jersey.
Shaw had practiced
law in Chicago for 57 years. In addition to being
nationally known as a lawyer, he was active in
railroad and business circles.
Shaw was born in Paris, Ky., Feb 18, 1869, was
graduated from Transylvania and Yale
universities, and came to Chicago in 1892 after
studying law at the University of Michigan.
He was chairman of
the board and general counsel of the Chicago
Great Western railway, general counsel and
director of the United States Pipe & Foundry
company, and counsel and director of Union Stock
yards & Transit company, Stewart-Warner
corporation, Chicago Junction railway, Dy-Dee
Wash, Inc., and the Live Stock National bank.
Prominent in the repeal movement, he was chairman
of the Illinois Against the Prohibition Amendment
and was an active opponent of the Roosevelt New
Survivors are his
widow, the former Louise Sheppard Taylor, and a
son, Ralph M. Jr., by his earlier marriage to the
late Mary Stephens. The funeral will be held at
2:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Chrysostom's church.
Funeral Services to Be
Saturday For John Sheldon, 91
will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Point
Pleasant Community church for John Sheldon, 91,
who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Herbert Roll, in Eldora, Wednesday.
The Revs. Dewey
Lamprecht and Fred Pieper will officiate.
Interment will be in the Rough Woods Cemetery
with the Andrle and Creps Funeral Home handling
the funeral arrangements.
John Sheldon, the
son of George Washington and Aleva Lohr Sheldon,
was born September 3, 1872, west of Eldora.
On April 8, 1896,
he was united in marriage to Maude Lindsay at
Eldora. He was a farmer most of his life
before retiring in 1944 and moving to Eldora.
four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Pearl) Mossman, Eldora,
Mrs. Herbert (Winnifred) Roll, Eldora, Mrs.
Harley (Kathleen) Bar, rural Eldora, and Mrs.
Claire (William) Clingerman, New Providence; and
two sons, Caroll, East Peoria, Ill., and
He was preceded in
death by his wife on June 12, 1951, on son Floyd,
and his parents.
Contributed by Merlin Miller
Pearl Maude Sheldon Mossman
was born on July 25, 1898 at Eldora to John and
Maude Lindsay Sheldon. He attended Victor
School and Normal Training School at Ellsworth
College in Iowa Falls and later taught at Meeker
Pearl was united
in marriage to Thomas Orlando Mossman on November
24, 1920 at the bride's home. To this union were
born five children: (Mildred) Mrs. Myles Miller
of Steamboat, Lawrence of Blairstown, Muriel at
home, Orlan of Hubbard and Russell of Eldora.
She lived her
entire life in Hardin County. She was saved
in her teens and baptized on September 5,
1943. She was a member of the Point
Pleasant Church and adult sunday school teacher
until she moved to Eldora. She joined the
First Baptist church of Eldora where she became a
member of the Service Class and the Women's
United Circle. She also belonged to the
Blue Star Mother's Club, Hardin County Historical
Society and the 75 Year Club.
She was preceded
in death by her parents, husband (Thomas),
brother (Floyd) two sisters (Wilma) Mrs. Wilma
Clingerman Dobbrunz, (Winifred) Mrs. H.C. Roll, a
brother Carroll and one grand-daughter Mary Jane.
Surviving are the
five children, eleven grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, a sister (Kathleen) Mrs.
Harley Bahr and a brother, Lawrence Sheldon of
Contributed by Renee
Funeral services will be held Tues
at 10 AM at Payne and Son's Funeral Home ... will
be buried at Union Cemetery. The deceased was a
native of Missouri and had lived in California,
Kern county 46 years. he was a barber 40 years
and was the owner and operator of Al Barber Shop
on 20th Street at his retirement in 1953.
one son Euguene (Victor) Skinner of Bakersfield,
daughter Louise Padfield of Washington, two
brothers: Chester of Seattle, Washington; Earnest
of Clearview, Washington; four sisters: Aretta
Ireland of Yakima, Washington; Dolly Bailey of
San Francisco; Mildred Skinner of San Diego,
California; Lula Hindman of Kansas; one grandson
and two great grand daughters.
|SKINNER, ROBERT J.
D. Lynn Jones
Robert J. Skinner, one of the early
and most respected citizens Of Wapakoneta, was
born in Virginia in 1788. He established the
first Democratic paper published in Dayton, Ohio,
the first Number of which was issued in December,
1816. This paper was continued by him until 1830,
in which year he removed to Piqua, and
established in that town the first Democratic
In 1832, having
received the appointment from President Jackson
of Receiver of the United States Land Office at
Wapakoneta, he moved his family to that town, and
continued A resident of the place until June,
1849; when being on a visit with part of his
family at the house of a married daughter in
Dayton, himself, wife, daughter and son,
composing all the visitors, were attacked with
cholera, which prevailed in the city at the time,
and in one week the four died of the disease.
Mr. Skinner was a
man of positive character, of great enterprise,
and a most useful citizen. He represented
Montgomery County, of which Allen County formed a
part, in the General Assembly, at the sessions of
1828-29. [Headstone - Woodland
Source: History of
Western Ohio, Auglaize County; Williamson, 1905.
Death of Robert J. Skinner and Family.
Note: These items obtained from the Auglaize
Public Library, Wapakoneta, Ohio and were
provided in the research of Mary Helen Morrison
Haag where her research is in the Dayton &
Montgomery County Library in Dayton, Ohio.
|SMITH, JOSEPH FRANCIS
Post-Dispatch | Sunday, July 4th, 1937 (Original News Clipping)
Joseph Francis Smith- 4905
Forest Park bl., entered into rest Sat., July 3,
1937, 10:15 a. m., beloved husband of Marie
Louise Smith (nee Gould), dear father of Charles
Edward Smith, dear son-in-law and uncle, at the
age of 53 years. Funeral Mon., July 5, 3 p. m.,
from Cherokee st., to Valhalla Crematory.
Deceased was a member of Pomegranate Lodge No.
95, A. F. and A. M
Chicago Tribune | 09
Mrs. Ralph M. Shaw Dead
Well Known Chicago Woman Passes Away - Ill Since
Her Return from Africa
Mrs. Mary Stephens
Shaw, wife of Ralph Martin Shaw, died yesterday
at the residence of her brother, Redmond d.
Stephens, 1865 Astor Street. Mrs. Shaw was a
member of a well known old Chicago family, and
was interested in numerous city charities. She
and her only child, Ralph Martin Shaw, Jr., spent
the winter traveling in Africa. When she returned
to Chicago the family took up residence
temporarily with her brother, expecting to go for
the summer to their camp on Lake Placid. Shortly
after returning home, however, Mrs. Shaw became
Mr. Shaw is a
member of the law firm of Winston, Payne, Strawn
and Shaw. Their city residence is at 2632 Prairie
The funeral will
be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow. Burial in
|SUGGS, CYNTHIA LILLIAN
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Mon 19 May 1927
Entered into rest on Monday Dec. 19,
1927, at 2:10a.m. Cynthia Lillian Suggs (nee
Fenton), dear wife of C.S. Suggs, dear mother of
John, Francis, Edith, Bernice and Thelma Suggs
and the dear daughter of John Fenton, dear sister
of A.J. Fenton, and our dear sister-in-law and
aunt, aged 33 years.
Dec 21 at 2 p.m. from Bauman Bros. Funeral home,
2304 Woodson road Overland, Mo., to Lake Charles
Paladium - Richmond, Indiana | May 2, 1861
Died on Tuesday the 23rd
inst., in the vicinity of this city, Mary Brown,
aged 86 years, 6 months and 23 days. Mrs. Brown
was born in Guilford County, North Carolina. She
lived in Virginia about 25 years, and then moved
to this county in 1837, where she resided, in the
vicinity of this city, up to the day of her
death. She had been afflicted for the past eight
years with a cancer in the face, and her
sufferings were intense, but she endured them
with patience and resignation. She was a constant
member of The Society of Friends, and died in the
triumps of the redeemer. "Blessed are the
dead who died in the Lord."
|TRUE-WHEELER, NANCY MATILDA
Enterprise - Osage Co., KS | Thursday September
Contributed by Kim Baker
MRS. WHEELER - Nancy
Matilda True was born near Springfield, Ill.,
Feb. 14, 1837 and died at the home of her son,
Charles on Aug. 29, 1916 at 3 p.m., being at the
time of her death 79 years, 6 months and 15 days
old. In 1855 Miss True was united in marriage to
James Slatten. The following year the young
couple, with their infant son, moved to Missouri.
The baby died before the journey's end. In 1867
the husband died, leaving the young wife and six
children. In 1873 Mrs. Slatten married J. H.
Wheeler to which union one girl was born, who
stayed with them only three short years. In the
spring of 1879 the family moved to Kansas. In
1899 this resolute pioneer woman was again left a
widow at the home of her son, Charles, where she
has ever since resided with the exception of two
years. The deceased is survived by five children
who mourn a loving mother, Elmer having died in
1895; Wm. H. of Chicago; George of Independence,
Mo.; Rosa Wheeler of Broadwater, Neb.; John T. of
Topeka, and Charles of Burlingame.
|WARREN, DENNIS R.
Sacramento Bee -
Sacramento, CA | Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Contributed by Debbie
Dennis R. Warren, a prolific
freelance photojournalist who captured revealing
images of a who's who of state and national
political figures, from Barry Goldwater and
Ronald Reagan to Cesar Chavez and Robert Kennedy,
died Friday. He was 62. (Full story)
Eldora Ledger - Eldora, Hardin Co., IA |
Thursday, October 27, 1910
Contributed by Merlin Miller
Mrs. George Mossman
Mossman died at her residence in Hubbard
Sunday. Her maiden name was Sarah Warrenton
and her birth place New Boston, Illinois.
She was born Feb. 2, 1843 and married George
Mossman Feb. 2, 1865. Mr. Mossman died in
There were four
children. J.E., Henry, Frank and Charles J., of
these only J.E. and Charles J. are living.
services were held Monday afternoon. Rev. W.E.
Stanley of Eldora officiating. The
interment took place in the Boylan Cemetery.
Post-Dispatch | Fri 12 Sep 1924
Entered into rest at home, 5067
Emerson avenue on Thursday, Sep., 11, 1924, at 9
a.m. Mathilda Harzmeier, beloved wife of the late
William Harzmeier, dear mother of Mrs. Emma
Bisch. Charles Harzmeier and Mrs. Lydia Johnson,
and our dear mother-in-law; grandmother,
great-grandmother and aunt, aged 89 years.
Funeral from the
Leidner chapel, 2223 St. Louis avenue, Saturday,
Sept. 13, at 1:45 p.m. to Salem Cemetery.
Deceased was a
member of Salem M.E. Church.
|WHEELER, JOHN HENRY
Osage County Chronicle
- Burlingame, KS | May 17, 1899
Contributed by Kim Baker
At Rest -- John Henry
Wheeler, a well known and respected citizen
living seven miles north of Burlingame and one
mile west of Fountain, died at his home on
Saturday morning, May 13, at the age of
seventy-two years. He had been in poor health for
the past year, and the last few weeks his
suffering was intense, from a complication of
diseases. J. H. Wheeler was born in Barbour
county, West Virginia, April 4, 1827, and lived
there until he was sixteen years of age. At that
time he moved to Iowa; there he was married to
Elizabeth Perry, June 17, 1849, who died March
19, 1872. To them were born ten children, four of
whom survive him, Geo. L., Marion, John Wesley
and one daughter, Maud, all living near Ottawa.
Mr. Wheeler was married again on August 13, 1873
to Mrs. Nancy Slatten, who still survives him.
One daughter was born to them, who died in
childhood. The deceased moved with his wife to
Kansas a number of years ago, and has lived near
Burlingame for about ten years, living for some
time on the Vreeland farm northwest of town. He
united with the Methodist church over thirty
years ago, was a good neighbor, tender husband
and indulgent parent. To the bereaved family is
extended the sympathy of their many friends. The
funeral services were held Sunday at ten o'clock,
Rev. Perry Kline officiating. Interment was made
in the Prairie Center cemetery.
|WINSTON, FREDERICK H.
Post | February 20, 1904
EX-MINISTER TO PERSIA DEAD
Frederick H. Winston Long Prominent in Chicago's
Chicago. Feb 19. -
Frederick H. Winston, former Minister to Persia
and for many years prominent in Chicago, died
this afternoon at magnolia Springs, Fla. Mr.
Winston had been in feeble health for some time.
Mr. Winston for hears held an important place in
Chicago municipal, political, and legal circles.
As a layer, he was one of the foremost in his
profession. He was appointed Minister to Persia
in 1886 by President Cleveland, and spent two
years abroad. Ten years ago he practically
withdrew from active practice of law, but still
retained large real estate interests.
Special to The New York Times | February 20, 1904
Chicago Lawyer, ex-Minister to Persia, Dies In
19.-Frederick H. Winston, ex-Minister to Persia,
died to-day at Magnolia Springs, Fla. He had been
in ill health for two years and the end was
expected. He had not practiced law for many
years, and devoted much of his later days to his
large real estate interests. He was one of the
most active friends of Lincoln Park, and was Park
Commissioner several years. For fifteen years he
was general solicitor for the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne and Chicago. In 1886 Cleveland appointed
him Minister to Persia, but he only held the
place two years.
Winston was born in Liberty County, Ga., on Nov.
2, 1830. He came from English ancestry, and
claimed to be able to trace his descent from the
Barons of Runnymede in a period as distant as the
thirteenth century. While he was yet a child his
parents removed to Kentucky, where he received
his early education, later coming East, and
studying law at the Harvard Law School, where he
was graduated in 1852. He was admitted to the bar
In this city the same year, but only remained
here until 1883, when he removed to Chicago. and
established a law practice.
For almost a
quarter of a century he held an important place
in municipal, political, and legal circles of
Chicago. He was an ardent Democrat. For a number
of years he was President of the Union Stock
Yards Company in Chicago Mr. Winston was twice
married. His first wife was Miss Mariah G. Dudley
of Frankfort, Ky; his second, Miss Sallle Reeves
Hewes of New Orleans.
See also: Lawyers of Winston, Payne, Strawn
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