Obituaries
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[ALLEN, AMERICA ANN ELIZABETH GADDIS]
Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), Monday, May 6, 1975, p. 22
Mrs. America G. Allen – Mrs America G Allen, 88, of 3230 Karnes Boulevard, died Saturday at Osteopathic Hospital. She was born in Galesburg, Ill., and had lived here 38 years. Mrs Allen was a member of the Victory Temple Church. She was a member of the Mercy club. She leaves a son, Howard Allen of the home, and a sister, Mrs Ethel McKinnon, Clarinda, Iowa. Services will be at 11 a m Tuesday at the McGilley mid-town Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3 p m Tuesday in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Mo. Friends may call after 4 p m Monday at the chapel.

 

[ALLEN, AMERICA ANN ELIZABETH GADDIS]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, May 9, 1974, p. 6
Mrs. Allen died at Kansas City
Mrs America G Allen, 88, sister of Mrs Ethel McKinnon of Clarinda, died Saturday at Kansas City, Mo, where she had been making her home with a son, Howard.

She was born Aug 13, 1885, her home being near Bedford until moving to Hopkins after her marriage. She lived at Drexel, Mo, for many years, her husband dying nearly 50 years ago and has been with her son about 30 years. She was a member of Prairie View Church at Drexel.

She had a stroke about seven weeks ago. Mrs McKinnon has been with the nephew and sister during that time, returning to her home at 13th and State on Tuesday. Mrs McKinnon is [the] last of three sisters and three brothers in her family.

 

[BEAUCHAMP, ELMER HILERY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 8, 1954, p. 10
Elmer H. Beauchamp Dies At Home North of Hopkins
Elmer H. Beauchamp, almost 72 years of age, died at 5:45 o'clock Sunday evening at his home two miles north of Hopkins in Taylor County, Ia., where he had lived his entire life. He was born March 11, 1876, was a member of the Baptist church, member of the Board of trustees of Ross township, treasurer of Ross school district No. 9 for 48 years. His wife died Nov. 13, 1951.

Mr. Beauchamp is survived by the following children.

Mrs. Alta Greever, Mrs. W. B. King and Howard Beauchamp, all of Maryville, Lloyd and John Beauchamp, Des Moines, Mrs. Fred Barbour, Clearmont, Wyo.; Mrs. Dan Bartles, Coffeyville, Kas, and Dean Beauchamp of the home, one half-brother, John C. Beauchamp, Glendale, Calif.; one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Bradley, Bedford and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Services will be at the Baptist church, Hopkins, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Norman J. Lewis and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery in charge of the Swanson funeral directors.

 

[BEAUCHAMP, ELMER HILERY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, March 10, 1954, p. 7
Funeral Services For Elmer Beauchamp
Funeral services for Elmer Beauchamp, Hopkins, who died Sunday, were held this afternoon at the Baptist church, Hopkins, conducted by the Rev. Norman Lewis. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Maurice Pere, accompanied by Mrs. Lewis, sang "No Night There" and "Will There Be any Stars."

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. David Barnes, Mrs. Freeman Barnes, Mrs. Loren Buzzard, Mrs. Joe Swaim, Mrs. Ervie Herring and Miss Dorothy Mitchell.

Active pallbearers included David and Freeman Barnes, Joe Swaim, Harold Mothershead, Albert DeMott and Russel Allen and honorary pallbearers were Dr. C. W. Kirk, Albert Mutti, August Warnecke, John Bordner, Dwight Hopple and Floyd Swaim.

 

[BEAUCHAMP, ELSIE WILSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, November 13, 1951, p. 4
Mrs. Elmer Beauchamp of Near Hopkins Dies
Mrs. Elmer Beauchamp, three miles north of Hopkins, died at 2:45 a. m. today at her home. The body is at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins and funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Hopkins Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. Norman J. Lewis. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Beauchamp, born July 27, 1883 in Ross Township, Ia., had lived her entire life in the community where she died. She was a member of the Hazel Dell Baptist church. Survivors besides her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Dale Bartlett, Coffeyville, Kas., Mrs. Fred Barbour, Sheridan, Wyo., Mrs. W. B. King and Mrs. Alta Greever, Maryville; four sons, Dean of the home, Roy Beauchamp, and John Beauchamp, Des Moines and Howard Beauchamp, Maryville.

One sister, Mrs. Mattie Bordner, Clarinda, Ia., one half-sister, Miss Nora Wilson, Sheridan, Wyo., one half-brother, D. P. Wilson, Woodland, Calif. and seven grandchildren also survive.

 

[BEAUCHAMP, SABRA ELIZABETH GAMEL BRADLEY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 16, 1922, p. 4
Death of Mrs. Beauchamp
Mrs. Elizabeth Beauchamp, who had been sick for several months, passed away last Thursday morning at her home in Hopkins, Mo. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wright and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

Sabra Elizabeth Gamel was born in Genoa, Cayuga County, New York, Oct. 4, 1838 and died Feb. 9, 1922, at Hopkins, Mo., aged 83 years, 4 months and five days. She moved with her parents to Fountain Prairie, Columbia county, Wisconsin, when 16 years of age and was married to Harvey D. Bradley in June, 1858. To this union was born three children: Bradford J. of Bedford, Iowa; Lewis B. deceased, and Harvey E. of Hopkins, Mo. Her husband died Feb. 14, 1864. In 1867 she moved to Oneida, Ill., where she lived for seven years. In 1874 she came to Taylor County, Iowa, where she was married to Enoch Beauchamp, July 4th, 1874. To this union was born three children: Elmer H., of Hopkins, Mo.; Adelbert E. of San Diego, Calif., and Grace E. Townsend of Bedford, Iowa. Her husband died March 4, 1894. She moved to Hopkins, Mo., in 1915 where she was living at the time of her death. She united with the M. E. church at Oneida, Ill., in early life and when she moved to Taylor County she moved her membership to the M. E. church at High Prairie, thence to Hopkins, and has been a faithful member, trusting in God to the last. She was a patient sufferer for several months before her death. Those with her to comfort and care for her during her last hours were her sister and her sister's husband, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Rogers of Bedford, Ia.; Harvey E. Bradley and Elmer H. Beauchamp and wife of Hopkins and Mrs. Grace Townsend, of Bedford, Iowa, and other neighbors and friends. She leaves to mourn for her one sister, five children, twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren besides a host of friends.

 

[BLAKE, LESLIE CHANDLER]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Monday, May 16, 1966, [p. 1]
Funeral for Leslie Blake to be Tuesday at Hopkins
New Market – Funeral services for Leslie Blake, 78, will be held at the Hopkins, Mo, Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p m. Mr. Blake died Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p m at the home of his son, Merrill, at Hopkins.

Mr and Mrs Blake had their home in New Market, but had spent the winter with the son at Hopkins. Also surviving is a son, Andy Blake, stationed with the U S Air Force in Holland, who is expected to come for the funeral, and six grandchildren.

 

[BONAR, CHARLES HENRY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 18, 1916, [p. 1]
Former Polk Settler Passes to Reward
Charles H. Bonar Died at Hopkins, Aged Eighty Four
Chas. H. [enry] Bonar died at his home in Hopkins at 8 A. M. Friday, May 12. Funeral services were held at the late home at 2 P. M. Sunday, conducted by Rev. McNamara, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hopkins. Interment was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Deceased was an old settler of Polk Township, near the High Prairie church, the original farm now being in possession of a member of the family. While a resident of Polk Township Mr. Bonar, by careful management and industry, acquired a good farm, which he had at the time of his retirement from active labor, highly improved. He was a public-spirited man and took an active interest in the various activities of the township.

Several years ago he left the farm, locating in Hopkins, where he has since resided, with his wife and two unmarried children, Edward and Susan Bonar. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marie Snodgrass and a number of grandchildren, one of the latter being Mrs. Wm. McCoun, of Bedford, who with her son William attended the funeral Sunday.

Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Siam almost from its beginning and retained his membership until his death.

The lodge attended the funeral in a body and conducted their ritualistic service at the grave.

 

[BONAR, ELIZABETH ANN WALDRUFF]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 8, 1928, [p. 1]
Mrs. Bonar, Age 95, Dead
Hopkins Woman Was Believed Oldest In The County
Funeral Was Sunday She Had Been in Failing Health a Number of Years---Was Born in Ohio in 1833.
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles H. Bonar of Hopkins, age 95, who was believed to have been the oldest woman in Nodaway County, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the M. E. church in Hopkins by the pastor, the Rev. J. Howard Thompson.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Bonar, known to her many friends as "Grandma," died Friday afternoon. She had been in failing health since she suffered a broken hip several years go. She had made her home with a son and daughter, Susie and Edgar Bonar, in Hopkins.

Elizabeth Ann Waldruff was born in Holmes county, Ohio, near the town of Milersburg [Millersburg], in the year 1833. Her girlhood was passed in that place and there she met and was wedded to Charles H. Bonar in 1852.

Shortly after their marriage they joined a group of pioneers and moved to Iowa, and lived in both Page and Taylor counties until 1891, when they moved to Hopkins. Mr. Bonar died twelve years ago.

Mrs. Bonar leaves another daughter, Mrs. M. M. Snodgrass of Littleton, Colo., besides thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and two great [great] grandchildren.

Mrs. Bonar celebrated her ninety-fifth birthday last January 28, when a number of relatives were present to help her observe the occasion. They were Mrs. M. M. Snodgrass of Littleton, Colo.; and Edgar and Susie, of Hopkins; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Story and daughter Eleanor, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Thomas Graff and daughter, of Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bonar and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray King and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gordon and family of the Hopkins vicinity.

 

[BONAR, FRANKLIN EDGAR "ED"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, December 15, 1943, [p. 1]
Franklin E. Bonar Dies; Funeral to Be Thursday
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for Franklin E. [dgar] Bonar, 88-year-old retired farmer, who died suddenly about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Hopkins. Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, assisted by Rev. O. S. Lincoln, pastor of the Christian church of Hopkins, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Bonar, who was born November 4, 1855, at Birmingham, Ia., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Bonar, had resided in Hopkins forty-five years and at the present residence since 1929. He was married in 1929 to Ollie Worley McBeth.

Surviving are his wife; one sister, Miss Susie Bonar, Hopkins, and several nieces and nephews.

 

[BONAR, FRANKLIN EDGAR "ED"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, December 17, 1943, p. 3
Rites For F. E. Bonar
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for Franklin E [dgar] Bonar, who died Tuesday. Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Pallbearers were Grant Brown, F. L. Rickard, Sam Cook, Richard Chaney, Charles Lewis and Charles Gray.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Charles Gray, Mrs Sam Robbins, Mrs. Myrl Fike and Mrs. Joe Andrews.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Frederick Mutti, Mrs. Frank Litsch, Lawrence Wiley and R. W. Sirles, accompanied by Mrs Beryl Mathers who sang "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me."

 

[BONAR, HENRY D.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, April 27, 1915, p. 5
Mrs. Wm. McCoun was called to the home of her brother Charles, in Polk Township last Monday on account of the death of her father, Henry D. Bonar.

 

[BRAM, WILLIAM A.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, February 1, 1934, p. 4
William Bram, Hopkins Resident 50 Years, Dies
William Bram, for more than fifty years a resident of Hopkins, died today in St. Louis at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Walton, according to word received in Hopkins at noon. The body is to arrive in Maryville at 4:25 o'clock in the morning and will be taken to Hopkins. The funeral will probably be held Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Bram had gone to St. Louis about three weeks ago to visit his daughter and a son, Dr. John Bram. Another daughter, Mrs. J. [ohn] E. [dward] Kayser [Kysar], lives at Hopkins.

 

[BRAM, WILLIAM A.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, February 2, 1934, [p. 1]
Rites For William Bram to Be Sunday in Hopkins
The funeral services for William Bram, who was for sixty years a resident of Hopkins, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church at Hopkins with Rev. Harry Osborne, pastor, officiating. The body is to lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 o'clock. Burial is to be in the Hopkins cemetery. The body arrived in Maryville this morning and was taken to Hopkins.

Mr. Bram celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday anniversary last August. Mr. Bram, a native of Germany, came to the United States at the age of nine years, first settling in Ohio, he then lived in Worth County, Missouri, for a while. He came to Hopkins from Worth County.

Mr. Bram died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning in a hospital in St. Louis. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. [ohn] E. [dward] Kysar at Hopkins, Mrs. J. H. Walton of St. Louis, one son, Dr. John Bram of St. Louis and three nephews and one niece.

The pallbearers will be Dr. E. A. Miller, William Shinabarger, O. L. Mutti, Fay Whitney, Arthur Ditto and R. A. Turner.

 

[BONAR, SUSANNAH "SUSIE"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, November 21, 1944, [p. 1]
Miss Susannah Bonar Dies At Her Home in Hopkins
Miss Susannah ("Susie") Bonar, 90 years old, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home in Hopkins following an illness of more than three years.

Born March 14, 1854, near Williamsburg, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. [enry] Bonar, she had resided in the Hopkins community fifty-one years. Miss Bonar was a member of the Hopkins Order of the Eastern Star and the Methodist church. The last of a family of six children, Miss Bonar was preceded in death by her brother, Ed Bonar, who died December 14, 1943.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church of Hopkins with the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Hansford, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[COLEMAN, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" PORTER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 22, 1916, p. 8
Hopkins

Mrs. Alex Coleman died at her home in Hopkins Tuesday night, after a long illness.

 

[CLAVER, JAMES MONROE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, May 19, 1927, p. 5
James Claver, aged 82, died at his home in Hopkins yesterday morning. Funeral services were held today at the residence at 2:30. Burial was made in Hopkins cemetery. Rev. Harmon officiated. Those from Bedford attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thomas and daughter, Mrs. Treva Claver.

 

[CLAVER, JAMES MONROE]
Albany Ledger (Albany, Missouri), Thursday, June 2, 1927, [p. 1]
Another Former Resident Dead
James M. Claver, at one time a well known resident of Albany, was found dead at his home in Hopkins on the morning of May 18th, according to last week's Journal of that place. He had been in poor health for a number of months.

Mr. Claver was almost 82 years old. He was born July 19, 1845, in Putnam County, Indiana. He came to this county when young with his parents and lived here a good many years. He was engaged as a harness maker. He enlisted in the Union army in 1863 and remained in the service until the close of the war. He was twice married, both wives being dead. He is survived by six children.

 

[CLAVER, JENNIE]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1913, p. 8
Miss Jennie Claver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Claver, died Monday of pneumonia at her home. Miss Claver was twenty-five years old and had been a cripple since she was five years old, at which time she fell from a third story window, injuring herself. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Baker and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[CLAVER, MARY ANN "MOLLIE" STANDIFER]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, December 22, 1921, p. 3
Mrs. Mac Claver went to Hopkins Monday called there by the death of her mother-in-law.

 

[COWEN, MAIDA JEAN]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, January 19, 1928, [p. 1]
Maida Jean Cowen – Maida Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowen, departed this life on Thursday morning January 12. Her life here was very brief; she lived only a few hours. She is survived by father and mother, sister Coryl, brothers Russel and Harry Jr.

Funeral services were held at the farm home Friday January 13 at 1 P. M. Sermon was preached by Rev. C. M. Crowell, pastor of Bedford Baptist church. Interment was given in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[DALBY, EMMA EMMELINE EASTERLY[
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 23, 1946, [p. 1]
Mrs. Emma Dalby Dies; Rites to Be at Hopkins
Mrs Emma Dalby, 86 years of age, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her son in Hopkins. She had made her home in Hopkins the last 12 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. Burial will be m the Hopkins cemetery.

She was born in Cedar County, Ia., December 13, 1860. She was married to James T. Dalby, August 16,1879. He died in 1926. They made their home in Orient, Ia. Mrs Dalby was a past matron of the Orient chapter, O. E. S. She was a member of the United Brethren church.

She is survived by her son, Harry, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Carlon, Osceola, Ia.; and Mrs. Pearl Brown, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

[DALBY, JAMES T.]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, October 25, 1926, [p. 1]
J. T. Dalby Died Here Yesterday
Former Orient Business Man's Death Due to Heart Trouble
J. [ames] T. Dalby, widely known throughout southwestern Iowa as a banker and lumberman, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. G. Wiley, 1101 West Adams Street, yesterday morning at 10:20. Mr. Dalby's death was due to heart trouble.

Mr Dalby was 69 years old. He would have celebrated his seventieth birthday next month. For the past year he has been in poor health. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. D. G. Wiley, of Creston; Mrs. Pearl Brown, of Long Beach, Calif., and Harry A. Dalby, of Hopkins, Mo. His wife and all of his children were with him at the time of his death.

Mr. Dalby came to Creston several years ago from Orient where he conducted a lumber business and was president of a bank. About three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dalby went to California and had recently returned from there to Creston.

Mr. Dalby was a member of all branches of Masonry and was a member of the Eastern Star as well.

Funeral services are to be held tomorrow afternoon at the First Methodist church here. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Graham, assisted by the members of the Masonic lodge, who will conduct services at the grave. Interment will be in Graceland cemetery.

[Note: Mr. Dalby was later reburied in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Nodaway County, Missouri.]

 

[DALBY, JAMES T.]
Creston Daily Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1926, p. 13
James T. Dalby – James T. Dalby was born November 17, 1856 at Olin and died October 24, 1926, at Creston, Iowa, aged 69 years, 11 months and seven days.

He was married at Olin on August 16, 1879, to Emma E. Easterly, who survives him. To this union three children were born, Mrs. E. Myrtle Wiley of Creston, Harry A. Dalby of Hopkins, Mo. and Mrs. Pearl G. Brown of Long Beach, Calif. He is also survived by five brothers, two sisters and seven grandchildren.

After his marriage he was engaged in farming in Crawford County for a number of years and upon leaving the farm entered the mercantile business at Olin. He removed to Orient in 1896, where he was engaged in the lumber business until 1909. He was also president of the First State Bank of Adair County, at Orient from 1905 until 1924. He entered the banking business at Superior, Neb., in 1910 and upon his retirement from active business he moved to Creston where he remained until 1924. Since that time he has resided in Long Beach, Calif., where he contracted the illness which resulted in his death.

Mr. Dalby represented Adair County in the Iowa legislature of 1909.

He was a member of the United Brethren church at Olin and the men's Bible class of the Methodist church at Long Beach, Calif.

He was affiliated with Cypress Lodge A. F. & A. M., Orient, Iowa, AlGabil Chapter Royal Arch Masons and Bethany Commandery at Creston, Des Moines Consistory No. 3 and Vesta Chapter O. E. S. of Creston.

He was a faithful husband, a wonderful father, a true friend and loyal citizen.

 

[DONNEL, EDNA HOLMES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, May 15, 1925, p. 5
Mrs. Schuyler Donnell Dies at Hospital Here
Clearmont Woman Succumbs Yesterday Afternoon---Funeral Services to be Held Sunday at Hopkins
Mrs. Schuyler Donnell of Clearmont, 24 years old, died about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital of streptococcus septicemia of the throat. She entered the hospital last Saturday morning for the second time. The body was removed to the home, five and a half miles northeast of Clearmont, this morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Hopkins and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Donnell is survived by her husband and three children, Schuyler Milton, 6 years old; Oma Gertrude, 4; and Horace Russell, about fifteen months old. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Holmes of Clearmont, and the following brothers and sisters survive: Harry Holmes, Clearmont; Otis, Dola, Alta, Mayme and Doris Holmes, at home; and Mrs. Alfred Sparks of Bedford, Ia. 
[Note: Her last name is spelled Donnel on her headstone.]

 

[DONNEL, SCHUYLER MILTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, January 25, 1945, p. 5
Schuyler Donnel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Greeley Donnel, was born Nov. 23, 1896 in Calloway, Nebraska and passed away at Permanente hospital in Vancouver, Wash. Jan. 15, 1945, at the age of 48 years, one month, twenty-three days.

At the age of 10, Mr. Donnel moved with his parents from Calloway, Nebr., to Clearmont, Mo. where he lived until 8 years ago, when he moved to Washington with his family. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He was united in marriage to Edna Holmes of Clearmont, who preceded him in death in May 1925. To this happy union were born three children, Milton, Horace, and Oma.

In Jan. 1936 he was united in marriage to Lillie Burson Oldridge of Maryville.

He was a faithful husband and father and will be sadly missed by his wife, children, and a host of friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie and daughter, Twila, of the home; two sons, Milton Donnel of Colton, Calif., Pvt. Horace, stationed at Fort Mason, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Romine, Camas, Wash.; two grandchildren, Terry Romine and Cheryll Ann Donnel; one brother, Jesse Donnel of Portland, Ore.

 

[DRAGOO, ELIZABETH "BESS" MONROE GOODSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 26, 1964, [p. 1]
Mrs. Dragoo Dies At Local Hospital
Mrs. Elizabeth "Bess" Dragoo, 84, Hopkins, died at 3:20 p. m. Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, after a long illness. She had been in the hospital two weeks.

Mrs. Dragoo, who was a member of Chapter K, PEO Sisterhood, was born Nov. 23, 1879, to A. Campbell Monroe and Elizabeth Beekman Monroe at Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ethelbert Goodson, and Jacob O. Dragoo, who she later married, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two stepsons, Ralph Dragoo, Marysville, Kas., and Phillip Dragoo, Waverly; a stepdaughter, Mrs. F. F. Vitelli, Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y.; a brother, Fred Monroe, Canoga Park, Cal., four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted today at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[DUFFIELD, HARRIET SAYLOR]
Daily Democrat Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 8, 1928, [p. 1]
Mrs. Harriet Duffield, Hopkins, Died Today
Body Will Be Taken to Glasford, Ill., Tomorrow for Burial
Mrs. Harriet Duffield, 75 years old, died this morning at 9:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grant Brown, Hopkins.

Mrs. Duffield had been visiting her daughter since last February and was making plans to leave for her home in Glasford, Ill., in the morning.

Mrs. Duffield was taken sick about eight o'clock. Her death was attributed to heart failure.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Brown, she is survived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Raymond Washburn, Yoder, Wyo., Andrew L. Duffield, Lincoln, Neb., Henry L. of Glasford, Ill., and Clarence Duffield, west of Hopkins.

The body will be taken to Glasford, Ill., tomorrow and the funeral arrangements will be made there.

 

[FRAZIER, ALTA MAE HOLMES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, May 26, 1967, [p. 1]
Mrs. B. W. Frazier Dies At Her Home
Mrs. Alta Mae Frazier, 62, died Thursday at her home in Kiron, Ia. She was the wife of Professor B. W. Frazier, former Grant City superintendent of schools.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p. m. Saturday at the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Mt. Ayr, Ia.

Besides her husband of the home she is survived by one daughter, two brothers, one of which is Otis Holmes, Hopkins, and four sisters.

 

[GORMAN, BESSIE PROCTOR]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, September 24, 1973, p. 15
Bessie Gorman of Afton dies
AFTON – Mrs. G. C. (Bessie) Gorman, 79, of Afton, died at 6 a. m. today at the Iowa Methodist hospital at Des Moines. She had been a patient at the hospital a little more than a week.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Hopkins, Mo., cemetery. Rev. James W. Morris, pastor of the Afton United Methodist church, will officiate. Her body is at the Stroud funeral home at Afton.

Bessie Proctor was born in Smith County, Kansas, March 27, 1894. She was the daughter of David and Mary A. Hayzlett Proctor. She was a rural schoolteacher before her marriage, Aug. 23, 1919, to G. [ilmore] C. [lifford] Gorman.

She had lived in the Afton community since 1931.

Mrs. Gorman is survived by her husband; two sons, David Gorman of Altoona and Paul Gorman of Woodward; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; three brothers, Ted Proctor of Sierra Madre, Calif., Hobart Proctor of Denver, Colo., and Cecil Proctor of Loveland, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Murdock of Salina, Kan. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

 

[GORMAN, GILMORE CLIFFORD]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Friday, October 3, 1975, p. 23
G. Gorman, 82, dies at D. M.
AFTON --- Gilmore Gorman, 82, died at the Veterans hospital at Des Moines at 6:20 a. m. today. He had lived in the Afton vicinity since 1931 until the past two years, when he had been in the hospital and a nursing home at Des Moines.

Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time. His body is at the Stroud funeral home at Afton.

Gilmore Gorman was born at Clarinda, June 18, 1893. He was the son of Winfield S. and Maggie Kendall Gorman. He was married Aug. 23, 1919, to Bessie Proctor, who preceded him in death in 1973.

He is survived by two sons, David Gorman of Altoona and Paul Gorman of Woodward.

He was a veteran of military service in World War I.

 

[GORMAN, GILMORE CLIFFORD]
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, Iowa), Monday, October 6, 1975, p. 20
Rites today for Gilmore Gorman
AFTON --- Graveside services for Gilmore Gorman, 82, formerly of Afton, were held at 1:30 p. m. today at the cemetery at Hopkins, Mo. Rev. James W. Morris, pastor of the Afton United Methodist church, officiated. The Stroud funeral home at Afton was in charge of the service.

Mr. Gilmore died at the Veterans hospital at Des Moines on Friday. He had lived all his life in the Afton community until he entered a nursing home at Des Moines about two years ago.

 

[GRAY, DOROTHY RAE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 6, 1936, p. 4
Dorothy Rae Gray Dies At Hospital
Dorothy Rae Gray, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gray, who have resided in the Valley community southwest of Bedford for the past three years, died Sunday at the University hospital in Iowa City.

She was taken to the hospital Saturday by Bill McMullen in his ambulance car for an emergency operation for bone infection.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Hopkins Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. M. Kennaugh. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Dorothy was born in Sioux City, Iowa. She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Lois Darlene, Mary Myrtle and Leonora Frances, all at home; and by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gray of Maryville.

 

[GRIMES, EMMA LOUISE NICOLA]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, April 24, 1963, p. 2
MRS. EMMA L. GRIMES DIES AT NURSING HOME
Mrs. Emma Louise Grimes, 86, Hopkins, died at 4:10 a.m. today at an Oregon nursing home where she had been a patient for two and a half years.

Mrs. Grimes was born July 10, 1876, at Iowa City, Ia., the daughter of the late John and Katherine Martin Nicola. She was married Feb. 20, 1894, to Sherman Grimes, who died in July 1960. She was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Harley VanCuern, Belle Plaine, Kas.; Mrs. Phyllis Nigh, Kansas City, and Mrs. Nelson Cass and Mrs. Ray Spiegel, both of Forest City; one brother, William Nicola, Hopkins; four grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hopkins Christian Church with the Rev. Norman Lewis, South Hamburg, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[GRIMES, MAUDE MAE YOHN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, December 19, 1963, p. 2
Mrs. Maude Mae Grimes Dies At Local Hospital
Mrs. Maude Mae Grimes, 75, died at 6:15 p. m. Wednesday at St   Francis Hospital.  She had been a resident of Maryville for 38 years.

Mrs. Grimes, who was a member of the Hopkins Christian Church, was born May 29, 1888, at Greensburg, Kas., the daughter of Ed and Elizabeth Nicholas [Nicola] Yohn. She was married Sept. 22, 1910 to Claude S. Grimes at Clarinda, Ia.

She is survived   by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Seipel, Maryville, one   sister, Mrs Bertha Sturgeon, Hopkins, and one grandson.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at Price Funeral Home by the Rev. John Foster. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at Price's.

 

[HANNA, IRVIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 5, 1942, [p. 1]
Irvin Hanna Dies at His Home in Hopkins

Irvin Hanna, lumber dealer, life-long resident of Hopkins, died at 7 o'clock this morning of a heart attack. Death took place at his home.

Mr. Hanna had been for some time in poor health but it was not considered that he was dangerously ill. He was an active member of the Christian church and of the Masonic lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie; one son, Charles, of Shenandoah; one daughter, Margaret, and one granddaughter, Sue Ella. As yet no funeral arrangements have been made.

 

[HARSHBERGER, JAMES DEDRICK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 30, 1948, p. 2
J. D. Harshbargar Dies At Veterans' Hospital
James D. Harshbarger, 57-year-old Hopkins resident, died yesterday afternoon at the veterans' hospital at Wadsworth, Kas., where he had been a patient about two months.

Mr. Harshbarger had lived near Hopkins about eleven years. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. The Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist church, will conduct the services.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Harshbarger is survived by a son, Jimmie, of the home; a stepson, Calvin Ramey, Shenandoah, Ia.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruby Hermandey, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Millard of Shenandoah, Ia. and Denzil of Jonesboro, Tenn.; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Vance of Bayard, Ia.

[Note: His last name is spelled Harshberger on his headstone.]

 

[HOLKER, JOELLA]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 26, 1957, p. 5
Joella Holker Rites Thursday
Joella Holker was born in Hopkins, January 27, 1941, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holker, formerly of Hopkins, now residents of Bedford.

Joella had been an invalid throughout her life, but during the last week she became ill with pneumonia and passed away at her home September 16, 1957. She had been lovingly and tenderly cared for during the years of her life by her parents.

Those surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holker; two sisters, Linda Lou and Donna Marie of the home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred dukes of Hopkins; and her great grandmother, Mrs. Candace Dukes of Sheridan, Mo.

Funeral services were held at the Shum Funeral Home, Thursday, Sept. 19, conducted by Rev. A. V. Hart of Hopkins. Burial in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[HOLMES, EMMA ANN MOREHOUSE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, June 8, 1934, [p. 1]
Mrs. Russell Holmes Dies in Home Near Clearmont
Mrs. Emma Ann Holmes, age 60, died at 12:25 o'clock this morning at her home five miles northeast of Clearmont. She had lived her entire life in this county.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Christian church in Hopkins. Rev. C. R. Harmon, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Hopkins.

Mrs. Holmes was born in Nodaway County, September 16, 1873. She was married to Russell Holmes, January 8, 1896.

Surviving are the husband, two sons, Harry and Otis Holmes, six daughters, Mrs. Faye Sparks, Bedford, Ia.; Mrs. Jeff Graves, Burlington Junction; Mrs. Hattie Line, northwest of Hopkins; Miss Dola Holmes, near Clearmont; Mrs. Alta Frazier, Westboro, Mo.; Mrs. Mamie Solomon, and Miss Doris Holmes. A daughter, Mrs. Schuyler Donell, died nine years ago.

 

[HOLMES, KATHERINE C. SCHMIDT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 21, 1977, p. 3
Mrs. Katherine C. Holmes, 78, Falls City, Neb., formerly of the Hopkins and Clearmont areas and Reserve, Kan., died at 11:15 p.m. Friday at Lincoln, Neb. She had been in failing health for three months.

A native of Rulo, Neb., she moved to Reserve in 1904 and to the Hopkins-Clearmont areas in 1941, residing there 10 years. She was married to Russell J. Holmes, who died Feb. 19, 1951. Mrs. Holmes was a member of the Reserve United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a stepson, Harry Holmes, Clarinda, Iowa, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Willard (Doris) Morley, Blanchard, Iowa; Mrs. Alfred (Faye) Sparks, Camas, Wash., and Mrs. Gene (Mayme) Miller, state of Oregon; three brothers, Lawrence Schmidt, Reserve, and Edward and Irvin Schmidt, Falls City; two sisters, Miss Edna Schmidt and Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Roesch, Falls City, and step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Schmidt; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Ruth LeHew; one stepson, Otis Holmes, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Alta Frazier and Mrs. Dola Conn.

Services will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday at the Dorr Chapel, Falls City, with the Rev. Robert E. Jones to officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[HOLMES, OTIS RUSSELL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, June 26, 1967, p. 8
Otis Holmes, 49, Dies In Hospital
Otis Russell Holmes, 49, Hopkins, died at 9:15 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital.

He was born Mar. 26, 1918, at Clearmont and was the son of the late Russell and Emma Morehouse Holmes. He was married in March, 1960, at Princeton, to Mrs. Martha Ellswroth [Ellsworth], who survives.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by three stepchildren, William Elbert Ellsworth, Osborn; Larry Ellswroth [Ellsworth], of the U. S. Navy, and Mrs. Lula Degase, Maryville; four sisters, Mrs. Gene Miller, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Alfred Sparks, Comas, Wash.; Mrs. John Conn, Fairfax, and Mrs. Willard Morley, Blanchard, Ia.; and one brother, Harry Holmes, Clarinda, Ia.

The body is at Swanson's Funeral Home, Hopkins, pending arrangements.

 

[HOLMES, RUSSELL JOSEPH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, February 20, 1951, [p. 1]
Russell J. Holmes Accident Victim
Russell Joseph Holmes, age 77, of Burlington Junction, died about 6 o'clock Monday evening in a truck accident about two miles south of Clearmont. He had lived in Burlington Junction for 18 months and was a retired farmer. Funeral arrangements have not been made but burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Holmes was born April 2, 1873, in Indiana. He was first married to Emma Morehouse, who died in 1934, and was married in 1941 to Katherine Schmidt, who survives. Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Alfred Sparks, Camas, Wash.; Mrs. John Conn, Fairfax, Mo.; Mrs. Basil Frazier, Grant City; Mrs. Willard Morley, Blanchard, Ia.; and Mrs. Elmer Solomen, Vancouver, Wash.; two sons, Harry Holmes, Clarinda, Ia., and Otis Holmes, Hopkins, Mo.; one brother, Wid Holmes, Bedford, Ia.; and one sister, whose address is unknown.

 

[HOLMES, RUSSELL JOSEPH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, February 26, 1951, p. 5
Russell J. Holmes Rites
John Hood, Maryville, sang "Going Down the Valley" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye"" at the funeral services held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Price funeral home for Russell Joseph Holmes of Burlington Junction, who died in a truck collision Feb. 19, near Clearmont. Mrs. Harry Price was the accompanist.

Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery and the pallbearers wee Mandell Sunderman, Sanford Pence, Vernon Colville, Ed Teuschel, Albert Wallace and Otis Pence. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Roy Sparks, Mrs. Otis Spence, Mrs. Vernon Colville, Mrs. Mandell Sunderman, Mrs. Albert Wallace, Miss Marjorie Schmidt and Miss Ruthanna Roesch.

 

[HOLMES, RUSSELL JOSEPH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, February 21, 1951, p. 2
Services for Russell Holmes
Funeral services for Russell J. Holmes, Burlington Junction, who died about 6 o'clock Monday evening in a truck accident south of Clearmont, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist church, will conduct the services and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[HOPPLE, DAVID MELLVILLE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 18, 1944, p. 2
David M. Hopple Dies At His Home in Hopkins
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church of Hopkins for David Mellville Hopple, 78-year-old retired farmer, who died Sunday at his home in Hopkins following a brief illness.

The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Born October 7, 1866, at Peoria, Ill., he had resided in the Hopkins community seventy-two years.

Surviving are three sons, Dwight Hopple and Jesse Hopple, Hopkins; and James Hopple, Des Moines, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Thelander, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Allen Hopple, state of California; James Hopple, Omaha, Neb., and Earl Hopple, state of Kansas; one sister, Mrs. James Woldruff, Braddyville, Ia., and two grandchildren, Harland Hopple, who is in service and stationed in California, and Rose Alice Hopple, Hopkins.

 

[HOWARD, FLORENCE ROZELLA SMALLWOOD]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 12, 1952, p. 2
Mrs. George Howard Dies
Funeral services were held June 8 at Swanson Mortuary for Mrs. Florence Howard, 89, who died Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beery west of Hopkins, where she was being cared for.

Mrs. Howard was born at Cassville, Ill., was two years old when she came here with her parents. Except for six years she and her husband spent in Bedford, the rest of her life was spent here.

Rev. Arthur Gray, pastor of the Methodist church, was in charge of the service. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Harvey Howard of McMinnville, Oreg., Albert Howard of Bremerton, Wash; and one daughter, Mrs. John O'Dougherty of Hopkins.

 

[HOWARD, GEORGE W.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 29, 1943, p. 2
George W. Howard Dies; Rites to Be Wednesday
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins for George W. Howard, 80-year-old retired farmer, who died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Bedford where he had resided several years. Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor of the Methodist church of Hopkins, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Howard was born in Gosport, Ind., and went to Hopkins when he was 21 years of age. He had resided since then in the Hopkins and Bedford communities.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Albert Howard, Bremerton, Wash., and Harvey Howard, Hopkins; one daughter, Mrs. John O'Daugherty, Hopkins, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a sister and brother in Indiana.