Obituaries
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[ADAMS, DANIEL C.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 10, 1930, p. 4
Dr. D. C. Adams Dies in Aurora Saturday
Word was received in Maryville of the death of Dr. D. [aniel] C. Adams at 1:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, at his home in Aurora, Mo. Dr. Adams is a son-in-law of Mrs. James McGinness, 706 South Buchanan street.

R. L. McGinness, M. D. McGinness of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Dale Partridge and Clara McGinness have gone to Aurora to attend the funeral services which were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.

 

[ALLEN, EDWARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 22, 1930, [p. 1]
Is Killed in a Fall  Edward Allen, Prominent Farmer, Suffers Broken Neck.
Edward Allen, age 62, a prominent farmer and former banker of Conception Junction, was found dead about 8 o'clock this morning in a farm lot at his farm two miles northwest of Conception Junction. While standing in a wagon, Mr. Allen was taken with a heart attack and fell from the wagon. The fall broke his neck. No one was at the scene at the time. Two sons, Samuel and Edward, found the body.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. Mr. Allen was a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving is the wife, three sons, Samuel Allen, Edward Allen, and the Rev. Fr. Thomas of the Abbey at Conception and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Growney of Conception Junction; two brothers, John Allen of Conception Junction and Mike Allen, living in Montana.

Mr. Allen was born at Utica, N. Y., March 8, 1868, the son of Samuel Allen, native of Ireland. He spent his boyhood on the farm owned by his father in the Platte valley. He was married on October 11, 1903 to Annie Shaw, daughter of John and Mary Shaw of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Allen began their married life on the farm where Mr. Allen died. Mr. Allen carried on general farming and stock raising on an extensive scale. For many years he was a noted breeder of horses and mules.

He was widely known as one of the leading businessmen of the township. He was one of the organizers and stockholders of the Farmers State Bank at Conception Junction in 1904 and was cashier of the same for six months after its organization. Mr. Allen was one of a committee of five citizens to promote the location of the divisional terminal at Conception of the Chicago Great Western railroad.
[Note: Missouri State death certificate gives his birth date as February 29, 1868 ad birth place as near Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois.]

 

[ALLEN, EDWARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 24, 1930, p. 5
Funeral For Edward Allen  Services Are Held at Conception This Morning for Prominent Farmer.
Funeral rites for Edward Allen, prominent farmer and a former Conception Junction banker, were held at 9 o'clock this morning at the Holy Family Church at Conception. The Rev. Fr. Thomas, of Conception Abbey, a son, officiated at the funeral. Burial was at Columba cemetery.

 

[ALLEN, MABEL NELLIE COOK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, March 26, 1930, p. 7
Mrs. Allen Dies in St. Joseph Hospital
Mrs. Mabel Allen, 38 years old, wife of Edward Allen of Rosendale, died Monday night at a St. Joseph hospital. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

Besides her husband, she is survived by six sons, and two daughters, Fred, Lloyd, John, George, William and Albert Allen and Miss Mary Allen, all of Ravenwood and Mrs. Charlie Green, living near Ravenwood.

 

[AUER, GEORGE MATTHEW]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 14, 1930, [p. 1]
George M. Auer of Conception Is Dead  Funeral Arrangements Have Not Been Completed—Rites Will Be Held at Conception.
George M. [atthew] Auer, 68 years old, died about 7 o'clock last night at his home in Conception Junction. Death was caused from asthma and heart trouble.

Definite arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, pending the arrival of relatives. Final rites will be held from the Holy Family Church in Conception Junction and burial will be in St. Columba cemetery.

Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Francis Strohm of Beattie, Kan., and five [six] sons, Anthony of Melrose, Minn., Joseph of Austin, Texas, Father Auer of Omaha, Neb., Frank Auer of Parnell, Gregory Auer, at home and A. L. Auer of Maryville.

 

[BEEDLE, RALPH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 29, 1940, p. 4
Attends Funeral In Texas  Howard Beedle Called to El Paso by Death of Brother, Ralph Beedle.
Ralph Beedle, a brother to Howard Beedle of Ravenwood, died several days ago at San Francisco, Calif.  The body was taken to El Paso, Tex., a former home, where funeral and burial rites were conducted on March 22. The Ravenwood relative went to Texas to attend the funeral.

He was reared in Jackson Township. Mr. Beedle had been connected with the Southern Pacific railroad since 1916.

 

[BENGE, IVAN DELAWRENCE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 24, 1930, [p. 1], 7
School Boy Is Killed By Auto—Accident Is Held Unavoidable At Inquest  Ivan Benge Dies Soon After Car Runs Over Him  Lad, 6, runs in Front of Car When Returning From School. Several See Accident  Witnesses Unanimously Testify Walker Ogelsby of Ravenwood Was Driving His Car Slowly.
Ivan DeLawrence Benge, 6-year-old son of Mrs. Elsie Benge, was run over and killed about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by a car driven by Walker Ogelsby of Ravenwood, at the corner of First and Charles Streets. The boy was struck by the right front fender of the car, which threw him in front of it, and the car wheel passed over his body. Examination revealed that his back was broken and his chest crushed.

A coroner's jury was summoned this morning and an inquest conducted by Coroner C. D. Kumberly. The jury, John Z. Curnutt, foreman, John Bookman, John Behm, Oliver Bovard, Glen Reese, and R. E. Sellers, returned a verdict of death through an unavoidable accident.

Accident Is Witnessed

School was just out at the Jefferson school and Ivan, who had reached school age in August, together with some other boys, were returning home. A larger boy, whose identity was not learned, ran across the street in front of the sedan containing Mr. and Mrs. Ogelsby and Ivan started across the street behind him. He paused momentarily and then went on across. The car struck him, knocking him down and then passed over him.

L. R. Crandall, motion picture operator at the Tivoli Theater and his wife were walking down the street by the school and saw the car run over Ivan. Crandall ran down and picked the boy up. Mr. Ogelsby stopped immediately and he and Mrs. Crandall took the boy to his home. Ivan did not cry out when he was hit, and except for drawing up of his legs and arms, did not make a move after being run over, witnesses said.

Was Driving Slowly

The first witness called at the inquest was Ralph McClain, who with another boy, was on his way home from the Washington school. He testified that Mr. Ogelsby was driving slowly and that he saw Ivan dart out across the street behind the larger boy. He said he saw the car strike Ivan and run over him.

The second witness called was Walter Ogelsby, driver of the car. He said that he and his wife were returning from a trip to Osborn, Mo., where they had bee to see their daughter. He said that he saw both boys, and tried to miss Ivan, but that it was impossible. He stated that he was driving not faster than ten miles an hour.

The next witness, Mrs. Ogelsby, corroborated her husband's story and added that she called to the little Benge boy "not to do that," but that she doubled if he heard her.

Mr. Crandall then testified to the fact that Mr. Ogelsby was driving slowly and that when he saw Ivan had been run over he ran down and picked him up. He said that there were no outward marks on the boy to show that he was hurt. He said that he was slightly back of the car, and did not see it strike the boy. Mrs. Crandall verified her husband's testimony.

Died Almost Instantly

George and Robert Benge were then called but could add nothing to what had already been said.

Ollie Majors, an employee of the city, testified that he was about a half block from the scene of the accident, but saw Mr. Crandall pick Ivan up and put him into the Ogelsby car. By the time he had run down to the corner, the car was on its way to the Benge home.

Mrs. Nellie Benge, grandmother of Ivan, said the boy died almost as soon as he was brought into the house. Dr. Jack Rowlett was summoned, but Ivan was dead before he arrived.

Ivan DeLawrence Benge was born August 7, 1924, in Maryville. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Benge, four uncles and five aunts survive him.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Price Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Joe P. Jacobs, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Miriam cemetery.

 

[BENGE, IVAN DELAWRENCE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 25, 1930, p. 4
Duggard Conducts Services   Stanberry Minister Was in Charge of Rites For the Benge Boy.
The Rev. Mr. Duggard pastor of the Church of God, Stanberry, conducted the funeral services yesterday for Ivan DeLawrence Benge, 6-year-old boy who was killed in an automobile accident Tuesday. The services were held at the Price funeral home and burial was in Miriam cemetery.

 

[BOATWRIGHT, WILLIAM NELSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 31, 1930, p. 4
Boatright Funeral Held at Pickering  Death Comes Saturday to William Nelson Boatwright, Age 59 Years, At Home Here
William Nelson Boatright, age 59, died at his home on East Second street at 1:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a brief illness. Death was due to complications.

Mr. Boatright was born February 9, 1871, near Union Star, Mo. He was united in marriage to Sadie Jane Pistole, March 31, 1897. To this union four children were born, Claude G. of Miami, Fla., Curtis H., of Maryville, Mrs. Vivian Caroline Huffman, St. Joseph, and Audrey Mentoria Boatright, Maryville, all of whom survive.

On February 8, 1919 he was married to Sylvia M. Kunkle. To this union was born one son, Paul Marion.

Besides the children is survived by the following sisters, Mrs. Will Shelman, Pickering; Mrs. Laura Shelman, Parnell; Mrs. Alice Deem, Chicago; Mrs. Flora Laturner, Tulsa; Mrs. Minnie Owens, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Ada Burgess, Durant, Okla.; and Mrs. Rene Brown, Los Angeles. Mr. Boatwright came to Maryville several years ago from near Pickering to make his home. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Christin church at Pickering with the Rev. E. F. Hagee of Maryville in charge. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

He was a member of the Odd Fellow lodge at Pickering.

 

[BOSCH, ERY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 11, 1930, [p. 1]
Death Comes to Aged Resident of County  Ery Bosch Had Lived in Nodaway 53 Years—Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow
Ery Bosch, age 77 years, died at 3:20 o'clock Monday afternoon, at his home, 502 East Seventh street. Mr. Bosch had been in ill health several months. Death was due to a complication of diseases.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, tomorrow afternoon, from the Price Funeral Chapel. The Rev. R. E. Snodgrass will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, five children, John and George Bosch of Pickering, William Bosch of Stanberry, Mrs. J. W. Carden of Platte, Kan., and Mrs. W. A. Maxwell of Industrial City; and one brother, Ben Bosch of Parnell.

Mr. Bosch came to Nodaway County from Iowa in 1875. He was married to Miss Mary E. Burnett November 8, 1891. They lived on a farm near Pickering until 1916 when they came to Maryville.

 

[BUGBEE, ROSALIE MINNIE "ROSA" WRAY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 27, 1930, [p. 1]
Dies At Fairbury, Neb. Mrs. Dana Bugbee, Sister of Howard Wray of Maryville, Passes Away.
Mrs. Dana Bugbee, age 68, a former resident of Hopkins, died suddenly yesterday at Fairbury, Neb., according to word received by relatives in this county. The particulars of the death are not known.

Surviving is her husband, three sisters, Mrs. O. H. Sayler and Mrs. Frank Mahan of Hopkins; Mrs. Florence Monroe of Warrensburg; two brothers, Howard Wray of Maryville and Curtis Wray of St. Louis.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

[BUGBEE, ROSALIE MINNIE "ROSA" WRAY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, October 2, 1930, p. 12
Hopkins - Word was received here Saturday of the sudden death of Mrs. Dana Bugbee at Fairbury, Neb. She formerly lived here, being the sister of Mrs. O. H. Sayler and Mrs. Frank Mahan. Funeral services were held at Fairbury Monday. Mrs. Fred Monroe of Warrensburg and Howard Wray of Maryville, came up Sunday night and accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mahan, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Sayler and son Norval, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fike, Mr. and Mrs. Wray Mahan to Fairbury Monda.

 

[BUTLER, WILLIAM LAWRENCE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, March 26, 1930, p. 3
W. L. Butler Is Dead After a Long Illness  Funeral Services Will Be Held at 9 O'Clock Friday morning at St. Patrick's Church.
W. [illiam] L. Butler, about 42 years of age, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 422 East Seventh street, after an illness of a year and a half.

Funral services will be conducted by the Rev. Father R. E. Graham, pastor of the St. Patrick's church, at 9 o'clock Friday morning at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Mr. Butler had lived in Maryville the greater part of his life. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Butler, a daughter, Virginia, and three daughters by a former marriage, Maxine, Esther and Betty Lou; one brother, Leo Butler, Denver, Colo. He has two aunts, Mrs. Kate Dawson and Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, Goodland, Kan.

 

[CASEY, MELISSA JANE HOLLAND]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, [p. 1]
Rites Tomorrow for Mrs. Melissa Jane Casey Who Came West in 1882.
Mrs. Melissa Jane Casey, age 79, a pioneer Nodaway County resident, died at 5:15 o'clock yesterday evening at her home at 515 South Main Street from complications developed through infirmities of old age.

Had Mrs. Casey lived until November 4, she would have celebrated her eightieth birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Casey was born at Bath County, Kentucky, November 4, 1850. She was married to Charles Monroe Casey, February 21, 1871, at Athens, Ill. In the early days of their marriage they migrated to Kansas in a covered wagon, coming to Missouri in 1882 and settling near Quitman. Later in the same year the couple moved to Burlington Junction where they resided for twenty-seven years. They moved to Maryville in 1908, where they have resided since.

Early in life Mrs. Casey became a member of the Christian church. After their marriage both Mr. and Mrs. Casey became members of the Methodist church at Cawker City, Kan.

They had ten children, four of whom are still living. They are: Mrs. Laura Casey Hines, Clarinda, Ia.; Otis L. Casey, Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Vida Casey Burdick, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Charles Casey, jr., Maryville. She also leaves her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Price Funeral Chapel. Dr. Edward I. LaRue, pastor of the First M. E. church, will officiate. Burial will be at Ohio cemetery at Burlington Junction.

 

[COTTRELL, EDWARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 17, 1930, [p. 1]
Edward Cottrell dies After Long Illness  Former Resident of Skidmore Had Moved to Arizona Last Year—Burial at Skidmore
Edward Cottrell, age 50 years, of Meadow Grove, Nebr., died in Phoenix, Ariz., yesterday afternoon following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Cottrell was born and reared near Skidmore, moving to Meadow Grove shortly after his marriage. He had taken his family to Phoenix last October because of his wife's health and while there was taken seriously ill. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Catherine, who lives at home, and his mother, Mrs. L. C. Cottrell of Skidmore and two brothers, Clarence of St. Joseph, and Otto of Peterson, Utah.

The body will be brought to Skidmore for burial. Other funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

[COTTRELL, EDWARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 20, 1930, p. 3
Cottrell Rites Saturday.  Body of Former Skidmore Resident Will Reach There Tomorrow.
The body of Edward Cottrell, former resident of Skidmore, who died Sunday afternoon at Phoenix, Ariz. will arrive at Skidmore tomorrow morning. Final rites will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, at the M. E. church, South, in Skidmore and burial will be in Skidmore.

 

[COULTER, ANGIE FISHBACK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 3, 1930, p. 3
Former Maryville Resident Is Dead  Mrs. Angie Fishback Coulter Passes Away Suddenly August 25 at Fort Morgan, Colo.
Word has been received in Maryville of the death of Mrs. Angie Fishback Coulter of Long Beach, Cal., who formerly operated a millinery store in Maryville. A sudden heart attack caused her death Monday, August 25 at Denver, Colo., a news account in the Fort Morgan Times says. The body was taken to Long Beach for burial.

Mrs. Coulter, in company with her husband, Robert H. Coulter, arrived in Fort Morgan four weeks before her death. The trip was made partly for pleasure and partly to care for Mr. Coulter's farm interests in Colorado.

During their stay in Fort Morgan they had been at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Clark. Sunday, the party drove to Denver where they had a picnic at the city park. On the following morning they drove downtown in Denver and while they were in the elevator at the Denver Dry Goods store, Mrs. Coulter suffered a heart attack and died. She had suffered with heart trouble for three years.

Mrs. Coulter was born Indiana. Before moving to Fort Morgan, twenty-two years ago, she lived at Malvern, Ia., where she ran a millinery store.

A sister, Mrs. Mary Funk, resides at Long Beach.

 

[CRAIG, SAMUEL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, [p. 1]
Sam Craig Is Dead  W. F. and Kyle Phares and Phares Sigler Attend Rites in Illinois
W. F. Phares, Kyle Phares, and Phares Sigler left this morning for Maroa, Ill., where they will attend the funeral of their uncle, Sam Craig, 80, who died yesterday. Services will be held tomorrow.

Mrs. Mary Phares, Mr. Craig's sister, was called to Maroa Friday because of the declining condition of Mr. Craig.

Mr. Craig was well known in Maryville as he has visited here several times .

 

 

 

[CURTIS, ELIZABETH COTTIER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 1, 1930, [p. 1]
Rites Held For Aged Resident of Oregon
Funeral services were held at Oregon Monday for Mrs. Elizabeth Cottier, age 89, mother of Mrs. B. H. Dawson. The rites were held at the Oregon Christian church conducted by the Rev. Keplinger of the Wyatt Park Christian Church of St. Joseph. Music was furnished by the singers of the Wyatt Park church.

Mrs. Cottier was born in the Isle of Man in 1841 and settled in New Orleans in 1848. She came up the river to St. Louis and freighted across country in covered wagons to four and a half miles north of Oregon. She was married to James Curtis in 1864.

 

[DANIELS, ALICE PARALEE MILLIGAN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, [p. 1]
Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Alice Daniels
Mrs. Alice Daniels, age 72, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Parnell from infirmities of old age. Rites for Mrs. Daniels will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow at Grant City, a former home.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Byers, Grant City; Mrs. Frank McMillen, Maryville, and a daughter, living in British Columbia, Canada, whose name is not known; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ginn, and a brother, N. Millingan [Milligan], living in South Missouri.

 

[DAVEY, CHARLES MERRITT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 17, 1930, p. 3
Last Rites Are Held For Former Resident
Charles M. [erritt] Davey, 77 years old, a former Maryville resident, died Saturday at his home, 4005 Olive Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock this morning from the D. W. Newcomer's Sons Community Chapel on the Paseo at the Robert Giliham Road. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adeline Davey; and two daughters, Mrs. Charles A. Lanphear, 1830 Vassar avenue, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. LeRoy Griswold of Wichita, Kan.

Mr. Davey left Maryville about twenty-five years ago. While here he was in the real estate business.

 

[DEMPSEY, EMILY J. MASTERS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, September 9, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Charles Dempsey Dies—Rites Tomorrow  Infirmities of Old Age Result In Death Of Woman Who Had Liven In County Sixty Years.
Mrs. Charles Dempsey, 79 years old, a resident of Nodaway County for sixty years, died at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home, 603 South Fillmore Street. She had been in failing health for several years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church, the pastor, the Rev. Albert Panhorst officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery. The body is at the home of a son, Frank C. Dempsey, 128 South Buchanan Street.

Four children survive, all of whom were with their mother at the time of her death. They are Mrs. Emma Springer, Emporia, Kan.; George J. Dempsey, Pueblo, Colo.; Frank C. Dempsey, and Mrs. J. E. Hull, Maryville. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Shinabargar died about fifteen years ago. Mr. Dempsey died about twenty-three years ago.

Miss Emily J. Masters was born January 31, 1851, in Oneida, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Masters. She came to Nodaway County with her parents in 1869 where she has since resided. She was united in marriage to Charles Dempsey April 9, 1873. Mrs. Dempsey was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

 

[DOTY, MELISSA]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 29, 1940, [p. 1]
Dies In St. Joseph. Funeral Held at Harmony This Morning for Miss Melissa Doty
Funeral services for Miss Melissa Doty, age 73, who died yesterday morning at a St. Joseph hospital, were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Harmony church near Ravenwood. Burial was at Myrtle Tree cemetery. Miss Doty was a former resident of Ravenwood.

 

[ECKER, OLIVER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 28, 1930, p. 4
Tarkio Boy Dies in St. Joseph Hospital
Oliver Ecker of Tarkio, who would have passed his third birthday anniversary in June, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at Missouri Methodist Hospital at St. Joseph. Death was caused from pneumonia, which developed following an appendicitis operation. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ecker, former residents of Elmo, are the parents.

Besides the parents he is survived by an elder brother, Junior, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Ecker, and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. James, all of Elmo.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

[EDWARDS, MARY LEONA]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 6, 1930, p. 3
Child Dies of Pneumonia  Funeral Yesterday For Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Edwards, Clearmont
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock yesterday morning for Mary Leona Edwards, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Edwards of Clearmont, who died from pneumonia. Burial at the Quitman cemetery.

 

[ELAM, BURTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 3, 1930, p. 4
Infant Dies At Hospital
Burton Elam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elam, Passes Away Today
Burton Elam, three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elam, who live a mile and a half northwest of Clearmont, died early this morning at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Besides the parents, a sister survives.

 

[FREDE, FRANK B.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 3, 1930, p. 4
Accident Is Fatal to Frank B. Frede
Frank B. Frede, 137 North White Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., former resident of Maryville, was accidentally killed by a train in the yards at Kansas City, February 19.

Funeral services were conducted by Father Nickels and burial was at Mount Saint Mary's cemetery in Kansas City.

Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. D. C. Davis, Exira, Ia., Mrs. Joe Wagner, Kansas City, Mrs. Arlo Vanscoy, Casey, Ia., and Mrs. Archie Young, Bedford, Ia., and five grandchildren. One daughter preceded her father in death.

Mr. Frede was born January 22, 1865 in Ohio.

 

[HALL, CHARLES C.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, p. 2
Charley Hall Dies Late Yesterday a. m.  Rites Are Held This Afternoon at Hopkins Baptist Church for Tuberculosis Victim.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Baptist church of Hopkins for Charley Hall, age 46, who died at 11:15 o'clock yesterday morning at his home near Hopkins. The Rev. A. L. Gartin, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated at the rites. Burial was at Hopkins.

Tuberculosis was the cause of his death.

Mr. Hall had lived his entire life on a farm near Hopkins.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hall, Hopkins; four brothers, Earl and Vere Hall, Hopkins, and Ernest and Syvley [Sidney] Hall, Kansas City; three sisters, Miss Helen Hall, and Mrs. Ray Kreps, Hopkins; Mrs. Blanche Wohlford, Kansas City.

 

[HANN, CHARLES IRVIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 10, 1930, [p. 1]
C. I Hann Dies After Stroke  Funeral For Cashier of Defunct Burlington Junction Bank Tomorrow.
Charles I. [rvin] Hann, cashier of the defunct First National Bank of Burlington Junction which closed January 22, died after a prolonged illness at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home in Burlington Junction. Mr. Hann suffered a stroke of apoplexy the first of last June and another the fourth of January. Last Friday morning he suffered another stroke and never regained consciousness before his death.

Short funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home. The Rev. H. D. Thompson, pastor of the Methodist Church at Hopkins, formerly at Burlington Junction, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Ohio cemetery at Burlington Junction.

Surviving are two sons, Ramey and Berry Hann of Burlington Junction; two daughters, Miss Jennie Hann of Burlington Junction and Mrs. William Geyer of Wichita, Kans.; two brothers, Clarence Hann of Spokane, Wash., and W. B. Hann of Clearmont, Wyo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Corken of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. S. Pentier of Chickasha, Okla.

Mr. Hann was born in Des Moines, Ia., September 13, 1868, the son of John and Nancy Hann. According to his son, he often told the story of coming to Burlington Junction with his parents when the first Burlington train made a trip through the town. He was assistant cashier of the old Junction Bank. When the First National Bank was organized he became assistant cashier and later cashier. He was a member of the Methodist church at Burlington Junction.

 

[HANN, JOHN RAMEY]
Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, July 29, 1985
John Hann funeral held
Funeral   services   for   John Ramey Hann, 87, of Burlington Junction, Mo, were   held   this Monday afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Burlington Junction, with Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Burial was in the Ohio Cemetery at Burlington Junction.

Mr. Hann died July 27, 1985 at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. He had lived most of his life in Burlington Junction until moving to Maryville about five years ago.

He was born Sept. 3, 1897 at Braddyville, Ia, the son of Charles Irvin and Bessie White Hann. He was a retired funeral director, having owned Hann Funeral Home in Burlington Junction.      

On   May   6, 1927, he   was married to Wilda Lucille Jones in Burlington    Junction.    She preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of World War II and retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army after serving with the 35th Division at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C. He was a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin, Ks, a 50-year member of the Burlington Junction Masonic Lodge #442, AF & AM, a 60-year member   of   the   Rolla-Dicks American    Legion    Post    in Burlington   Junction   and   the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Katherine   Sawyer   of   Durham, NC; three sons, Richard Hann of Wadsworth, Oh, Dr. John Hann of Isle of Palms, SC, and William Hann of Burlington Junction; 11 grandchildren; seven   great grandchildren; one   sister, Mrs. William   (Dorothy) Guier   of Tulsa, Ok; and   one   brother, James B. Hann of Sun City, Az.

Memorials may be directed to the Burlington Junction United Methodist Church.

 

[HANN, JOHN RAMEY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, July 29, 1985
John Ramey Hann - John Ramey Hann, 87, Maryville, died at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville on Saturday (July 27, 1985).

He was born Sept 3, 1897, to Charles and Bessie White Hann of Braddyville, Iowa.

On May 6,1927, he was married to Wilda Lucille Jones.

He was graduated from Baker University and was funeral director at Hann Funeral Home in Burlington Jct. for 45 years.

He was a member of the Burlington Jct. United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Burlington Jct. Lodge 442, and 65-year member of Rolla-Dicks American Legion Post. He also was a retired Army Colonel who served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Survivors   include   a   daughter, Katherine Sawyer, Durham, N.C.; three sons, Richard Hann, John Hann and William Hann; a brother, James B. Hann; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were planned for today (July 29, 1985) at Burlington Jct. United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gary Brown. Burial will be in Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Jct.

 

[HANN, JOHN RAMEY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, July 30, 1985
Hann Services held
Funeral services for John Ramey Hann, 87, Maryville, who died Saturday (July 27, 1985) were at 2 p. m. Monday (July 29, 1985) at United Methodist Church, Burlington Jct.

Burial was in Ohio Cemetery, Burlington, Jct. The Rev. Gary Brown officiated at the services.

Organist was Carolyn Jones.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Bears, Don Fast, Carroll Jones, Dan Edmonds, Sam Lyle and Henry Hemenway.

Price Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

 

[HANN, WILDA LUCILLE JONES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, December 19, 1984
Wilda Hann
MARYVILLE - Wilda Lucille Hann, 77, Maryville, formerly of Burlington Jct., died Tuesday (Dec. 18,1984) at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

The daughter of W.W. Jones and Katherine McClain Jones, she was born July 14,1907, in Burlington Jct.

On May 6, 1927, she married John Ramey Hann in Burlington Jct.

A housewife, Mrs. Hann was a graduate of Burlington Jct. High School and a member of the Burlington Jct. Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John R. Hann, of the home, Maryville; three sons, Richard A. Hann, Wadsworth, Ohio, John R. Hann, Isle of Pines, S.C., William I. Hann, Burlington Jct.; one daughter, Katherine Sawyer, Durham, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alberta Deardorff, Fairfax.

Services are planned for 10:30 a. m. Friday  (Dec. 21, 1984) at the Burlington Jct. United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Brown officiating.

Burial will be at Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Jct.

Friends may call anytime at Price Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services.

 

[HANN, WILDA LUCILLE JONES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, December 22, 1984
Hann services held
MARYVILLE — Services for Wilda Lucille Hann, Maryville, who died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 1984), were 'held Friday (Dec. 21, 1984) at the United Methodist Church, Burlington Jct. Burial was at Ohio Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Brown officiated. Mildred Hill was the organist, and the pianist was Carolyn Jones.

Pallbearers were Wilford Hardin, Kenneth   Bears, Don   Fast, Dan Edmunds, Carroll Jones and David Deardorff.

 

[HANN, WILDA LUCILLE JONES]
Clarinda Herald Journal, Monday, December 24, 1984
Wilda Hann funeral held
Funeral services were held Dec. 21 for Wilda Lucille Hann, 77, of Burlington Junction, Mo, who died at St. Joseph [Francis] Hospital in Maryville on Dec. 18, 1984.

Services were held at the Burlington Junction United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Burial was in the Ohio cemetery at Burlington Junction. She was born July 14, 1907, at Burlington Junction, to W. W. and Katherine McClain Jones. She married John Ramey Hann on May 6, 1927. He operated a funeral parlor in Burlington Junction.

She is survived by her husband, John; three sons, Richard A. Hann of Wadsworth, Oh; Dr. John R. Hann of Isle of Pines, S.C. and William I. Hann of Burlington Junction; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Sawyer of Durham, NC; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Alberta Deardorff of Fairfax, Mo.

 

[HARDIN, JOHN JESSE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 5, 1930, p. 4
Called to Stanberry by Death of Father
Mrs. Frank Baker received word this morning of the death of her father, J. [ohn] J.[esse] Hardin, age 81, which occurred early this morning at Stanberry. Mr. and Mrs. Baker and children have gone to Stanberry to attend the funeral, which will probably be held tomorrow.

 

[HERREN, NETTIE TOEL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 6, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. J. W. Herren Dies Early Today Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday at Price Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Nettie Toel Herren, age 71 years, died at 5:10 o'clock this morning in the Maryville Clinic Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Price Funeral Chapel, conducted by Dr. E. I. LaRue, pastor of the First M. E. Church. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery. The body will lie in state between the hours of 1 and 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Price Funral Chapel.

Mrs. Herren, who has been in ill health for the last two months, was taken to the hospital last Thursday.

She was born March 1, 1859. She was married to J. W. Herren at Maryville on January 29, 1879.

Mrs. Herren is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Dot Herren Dudley of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, George W. Herren; two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Jones, Enid, Okla., and Mrs. Minnie Lorance, Ames, Ia., and two brothers, J. W. Toel, Maryville, and G. C. Toel, St. Joseph.

The family requests no flowers.

 

[HOBBS, NANCY GINGRICH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 22, 1930, p. 4
Mrs. Nancy Hobbs Is Dead at Age of 82 in Burlington
Mrs. Nancy Hobbs, 82, died at her home in Burlington Junction yesterday morning at 2 o'clock from complications of old age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Yates of Esmond, S. D. and Mrs. C. H. Richardson of Manchester, Ia., nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Nancy Gingrich was born June 20, 1848, in Duncan, Ill., and lived there until she married William Hobbs in 1868. In 1873 they moved to Nodaway County and settle near Burlington Junction. Mrs. Hobbs was the mother of six children, four of them preceding her in death.

Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the Christian church of Burlington Junction and had been for years.

Funeral services have not been made yet pending the arrival of Mrs. Yates from South Dakota.

 

[HOWARD, EFFIE FLORENCE GRAY SOWERS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 13, 1972, p. 8
Mrs. Effie Florence Howard - Mrs. Effie Florence Howard, 78, McMinnville, Ore., formerly of Hopkins, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a hospital at McMinnville.

She was born Mar. 13, 1893, at Pickering, the daughter of the late Marion and Mattie Carmichael Gray, and was a member of the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins. She was married to Harvey Howard, who survives.

Other survivors besides her husband of the home are one daughter, Mrs. Rollie Hensley, Warrensburg; three grandsons: three brothers, Alvin and Burley Gray, Maryville, and Forrest Gray, Pickering; two sisters, Mrs. Owen Holt, Villisca, Ia., and Mrs. George Bosch, Gower; five stepsons, Leo, Roy and Carl Howard, McMinnville, Ore.; Eldon Howard, Roseburg, Ore., and Donald Howard, Arcata, Cal.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Don Boyd, Lebanon, Ore.; Mrs. Howard Pistole, Redding, Cal., and Mrs. Claude Engle, McMinnville; 16 step grandchildren and several great-step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body will arrive tonight at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[HUNT, MARY EMELINE LANNING]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 25, 1930, p. 4
Mrs. Alfred Hunt of Harmony Dies; Pneumonia Is Cause
The death of Mrs. Alfred Hunt, 70 years old, a lifelong resident of the Ravenwood community, occurred at 12:15 o'clock last night at her home in the Harmony neighborhood as the result of a two weeks illness of pneumonia.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Hunt leaves three sons, Emory Hunt of Bird City, Kan., Alva Hunt living on the farm with his parents and Arthur Hunt of the Harmony neighborhood. One brother and two sisters also survive.

 

[JAEGGLE, VIRGIL (FATHER BERTHOLD)]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 15, 1930, [p. 1]
Fr. Berthold Dies In Abbey  Well Known Priest Succumbs to Long Illness—Services Tomorrow
The Reverend Father Berthold, Order of St. Benedict, one of Conception's best known priests, died as he had wished yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home at Conception Abbey where he had lingered for five weeks after further treatment had been pronounced useless at St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He had been at the hospital since his removal there more than a year ago where he was taken at the end of his three months' service at St. Michael's church in Kansas City during the absence of Father White.

Father Berthold's diabetic condition resulting in blood poisoning necessitated the amputation of one of his legs ten years ago. His strong nature triumphed for he not only recovered but was consistently active throughout the intervening years in the giving of missions, retreats and the forty-hour devotions, but at length the malady lodged in his remaining leg which likewise had to be amputated. Father Berthold's courage never wavered and for a long time he still hoped to be able to say mass on Christmas last but was disappointed. In the end his courage was transferred into perfect resignation. He was particularly well known for his career as a missionary.

Father Berthold was born in Ertlingen, Wurttemberg, June 28, 1861, and was christened Virgil Jaeggle. He pursued his classical studies at Engelberg, Switzerland. He came to Conception Abbey, Conception, Mo., September 21, 1882 and on June 13, 1886 was ordained a priest by Bishop Hogan. He was then in succession pastor of the Grand River Mission, assistant at St. Patrick's church in Kansas City, pastor at Clyde, Mo., and the Superior and First Prior at St. Michael's Priory, Cottonwood, Idaho. At different times he was procurator for the monastery and supervisor of the monastery farms, all told for a period of sixteen years. Father Berthold was at one time chaplain of the Knights of Columbus of the state of Idaho.

The solemn High Mass of Requiem will be at Conception Abbey at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Father Gregory, Prior of the Abbey, will say the mass. Burial will be in St. Columba cemetery.

 

[JONES, SARAH ELIZABETH EUTSLER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, March 12, 1930, p. 4
Mrs. William Jones Dies at Burlington  Funeral Services for Aged Resident Will Be Held at 2 o'clock Thursday Afternoon
Mrs. William Jones, age 73, a resident of Nodaway county forty-two years, died at 6 o'clock yesterday evening at her home in Burlington Junction. Death was caused from dropsy. She had been seriously ill the past three weeks.

Mrs. Jones had lived on a farm west of Burlington Junction twenty-two years prior to her moving into town twenty years ago.

Surviving is her husband and a son, Ralph Jones of Rock Port.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home. The Rev. W. H. Yount, pastor of the M. E. church, will conduct the rites assisted by the Rev. Frank R. Gillihan, former pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be at Ohio cemetery in the family lot.

 

[LAFAVOR, JAMES FINLEY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 22, 1930, [p. 1]
James LaFavor, Former Senator, Dies in Parnell  Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday for Merchant—Was 62 Years Old.
James LaFavor, age 62, former state senator and member of the House of Representatives, died at 10:20 o'clock this morning at his home at Parnell. He had been in poor health the past few years.

Mr. LaFaver was born in Marion County, Iowa, October 29, 1867. He was educated in the public schools of Iowa. On December 22, 1892 he was married to Ida Tranell [Tramell]  of Parnell.

For the past thirty-eight years Mr. LaFavor had been in the hardware business at Parnell. He served as postmaster for eight years.

In 1898 Mr. LaFavor represented Nodaway County in the state house of representatives at Jefferson City. It was in 1920 that he was in the race for state senator and received the highest majority ever given a senator in the first district.

During the Fifty-first General Assembly Mr. LaFavor served as chairman of the committee on railroads and international improvements. In addition he served on various other committees. Mr. LaFavor was particularly interested in state education and during the Fifty-Second General Assembly served on several committees relative to the state colleges, agricultural school, and the School for the Blind.

Besides his wife, Mr. LaFavor is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Rhodes, living in Arkansas; three sisters, Mrs. D. A. Kenner, Purdy, Ia.; Mrs. Della Person, Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. James Anderson, Chariton, Ia.; a brother, Dale LaFavor, living in Kansas and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church.
[Note: Missouri State Death certificate gives his birth date as Oct. 29, 1860.]

 

[LAWRENCE, SARAH LOUISE RUDDELL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 3, 1930, p. 4
Former Resident Dies in Harmon, Oklahoma  Mrs. C. F. Lawrence Succumbs to Cancer—Funeral services and Burial in Harmon.
Mrs. C. F. Lawrence, 67 years old, former resident of Maryville, died Friday, February 21 at her home in Harmon, Okla. according to word received at Maryville. Death was caused by cancer.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 24, from the Baptist church in Harmon and burial was in the Harmon cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Guy E. and Archie L. Lawrence of Harmon, Okla., Ralph O., Elk City, Okla., and Harry L. Lawrence of Canadian, Texas; a niece, Miss Mildred Scott of Harmon, Mrs. Lena Ruddell of Maryville is a sister-in-law and Mrs. Frank Spencer is a niece.

Mrs. Lawrence was formerly Miss Sarah Louise Ruddell. She was married April 13, 1884 to C. F. Lawrence at Skidmore. She left Maryville for Oklahoma about twenty years ago.

 

[LINK, JOHN EDWARD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, September 2, 1930, [p. 1]
Body of Man Is Recovered  J. E. Link of Maitland Died of Heart Disease and Fell Into Stream.
The body of J. [ohn] E. [dward] Link, age 63, farmer and teamster living at Maitland was recovered from the Nodaway River about 7:30 o'clock yesterday evening following a search lasting more than two hours. Mr. Link had gone fishing about 8 o'clock yesterday morning and when he failed to return home late in the afternoon a searching party was organized.

J. O. McIntyre, filling station operator, was the first to discover the body floating in the river more than a mile south of town. Several men located the spot where Mr. Link had been by his fishing pole. A number of them dived into the river and began a search of its depths.

There was no water in the body, indicating that Mr. Link had died of heart trouble and had fallen into the river. His watch was stopped at one minute until 9 o'clock. Mr. Link had been subject to frequent heart attacks.

The search, which was started shortly after 5 o'clock, crated much excitement in Maitland, and when the body was pulled from the river the banks were crowded with spectators.

Mr. Link is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wilford Rowlette, near Maitland and three sons, George Link, near Maitland; Charles Link, Cook, Colo., and Lawrence Link, Hopkins.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but it is probable the rites will be held tomorrow afternoon.

 

[LOY, NANCY J. MOZINGO]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 31, 1930, p. 4
Funeral Tomorrow For Mrs. Nancy Loy
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy J. Loy, 63 years old, 1721 Indiana Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., who died Saturday at the General hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow from the Mast chapel in Kansas City.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lulu Stout and a son, Lee O. Loy, both of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Pollyann Clifton of Kansas City and Mrs. Ollie Wood Maryville; and three brothers, William and Noah Mozingo, both of Maryville and Thomas Mozingo of Kansas City.

 

[LYKINS, ARCH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 11, 1930, [p. 1]
Funeral Services Are Held For Arch Lykins  Gentry County Farmer Committed Suicide at Brother's Home Near Ravenwood Tuesday Afternoon.
Funeral services were held this morning at the Adventist church at Enyart, east of Ravenwood, for Arch Lykins, who committed suicide Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Enyart cemetery.

 The suicide was committed by the Gentry County farmer at the home of his brother, Elmer Lykins, who lives southwest of Gentry, by slashing his throat with a razor.

It was exactly one month ago that he made a futile attempt to kill himself. Mr. Lykins' first attempt was on Friday, August 8, when he took an axe and hacked himself about the head. He was taken to the Rose Hospital at Albany and one week later was released there. He then went back to his farm across the line into Worth County, where he stayed for a week.

Then he went to the home of his brother, Elmer Lykins, where he stayed until his fatal death Tuesday afternoon. Members of the family thought Mr. Lykins was recovering nicely since his first attempt at suicide, it was said at the Lykins' home Tuesday night. Mr. Lykins seemed to have recovered his jovial spirits and his mind, at no time, has seemed affected.

 

[MCGARVEY, JOHN H.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 4, 1930, [p. 1]
John H. McGarvey Dies in Home of Daughter  Father of Mrs. T. F. Fay Claimed by Death in Home Here—Was Veteran of Oil Industry.
John H. McGarvey died yesterday evening the home of his daughter Mrs. T.[homas] F. Fay, 515 South Market Street. Mr. McGarvey would have been seventy years old this month. Death was caused by a cerebral embolus.

Mr. McGarvey was apparently in good health and had been joking with his grandson when he was stricken. Within five minutes he was dead.

The body, accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Fay, their son Tom and daughter Ann will be taken to Tulsa, Okla. this evening and funeral services will be held in the First M. E. Church there Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery there. Dr. and Mrs. Fay will return Tuesday.

Mr. McGarvey was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 22, 1860. For a time he lived in Oil City, Pa. He moved to Tulsa in 1906. He was engaged in the oil business there for many years and is well known by the oil fraternity. His wife died in 1915 and he has made his home with his daughter since that time.

Mr. McGarvey is survived by Mrs. Fay and his grandchildren.

 

[MCGINNESS, JAMES MADISON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 2, 1930, [p. 1]
Veteran of County Dies James M. McGinness Had Lived in Nodaway 72 Years—Funeral Tomorrow.
James M. [adison] McGinness, prominent Nodaway County retired farmer and a citizen of the county for 72 years, died at 11:15 o'clock last night at his home, 706 South Buchanan Street, after a several months' illness. He was 82 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, at Price Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. E. I. LaRue, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows will be in charge of the services at the grave. A group from the Masonic Lodge will act as pallbearers.

Mr. McGinness, a Civil War veteran, was born December 16, 1847 near Terre Haute, Green County, Ind., the son of Abinah and Susan (McClanahan) McGinness. He came with his parents to Nodaway County at the age of ten years and located on a farm northwest of Maryville. There was not a house between where they located and Maryville.

James McGinness remained at home until he was twenty-one years old. He was one of the patriotic lads of the North who defended his country in the sixties. He enlisted February 1864 in Company H, Fifty-First Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, being scarcely sixteen years of age. He was in the fight with Marmaduke at Cape Girardeau and in Price's raid. He was honorably discharged at St. Louis in August, 1865.

Lived On Farm

Mr. McGinness was married June, 1869 to Miss Cassie Meek. He bought forty acres of wild land, which he gradually cultivated and added to. He sold his land in 1902 and moved to a farm of two hundred forty acres, seven and one-half miles east of Maryville. Mrs. McGinness died March 20, 1877. On April 17, 1880, Mr. McGinness was married to Miss Sophia Forshea [Forshee], who survives.

Mr. McGinness is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Independent order of Odd Fellows, the Woodmen and the Yeomen.

Besides his wife, eight children survive. They are Mrs. D. C. Adams, Fulton, Mo.; R. L. McGinness, northwest of Maryville; Mrs. Claude Moore, southwest of Maryville; M. D. McGinness, Salt Lake City, Utah; J. E. McGinness, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Guy Erickson, who lives on a farm near Bedison; Robert E. McGinness, living southeast of Maryville and Mrs. Dale Partridge, southwest of Maryville.

 

[MCGINNESS, JAMES MADISON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 4, 1930, p. 4
Funeral For James McGinness Thursday
Funeral services for James McGinness, prominent retired Nodaway county farmer who died late Sunday night will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Price Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert W. Burns, pastor of the First Christian church will conduct the rites assisted by the members of the Odd Fellows Lodge. A group from the Masonic Lodge will act as pallbearers. Burial will be at Miriam cemetery.

 

MCGINNESS, JAMES MADISON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 6, 1930, p. 2
Masons Pallbearers at McGinness Rites  Funeral Services are Conducted by Dr. E. I. LaRue, Pastor of the First M. E. Church.
Funeral services for James M. McGinness, prominent retired farmer of Nodaway County, who died at 11:15 o'clock Sunday night at his home, 706 South Buchanan Street, were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Price Funeral Chapel on East First street. Dr. E. I. Larue, pastor of the First M. E. Church, of which Mr. McGinness was a member, conducted the rites. Burial was in Miriam cemetery.

Music was furnished by Miss Mae Corwin and Mrs Harry Price who sang, "Abide With Me," "Rock of Ages" and "The City Four Square," by request of the family.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows were in charge of the services at the grave. A group from the Masonic order, Fred Smith, Harry Lyle, Fred French, James Colvin, Jonathan Stark and U. S. Wright, were the pallbearers.

 

[MCLARNON, NELLIE BUGBEE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 25, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Nellie McLarnon Is Dead in St. Joseph
Mrs. Nellie McLarnon, until recently a resident of Maryville, died at 8:40 o'clock last night at her home, 330 Ohio Avenue, St. Joseph.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

Besides her husband Mrs. McLarnon leaves ten children, Mrs. Perry Aldridge of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Katie O'Neal, Mrs. Ada Brown and Mrs. Margaret Holt, Topeka, Kan., Will McLarnon, Mrs. Ora Switzer and Mrs. Ula Wright of St. Joseph; Fred McLarnon and Robert McLarnon of Maryville and George McLarnon of Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. McLarnon celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, September 14 at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph with all the children present with the exception of George McLarnon.

 

[MANN, JOHN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 29, 1940, [p. 1]
Son Dies In Iowa  Mrs. David Sanford of Guilford Attends Funeral at Royal, Ia.
Mrs. David Sanford of Guilford has been called to Royal, Ia., by the death of her son, John Mann. He died about 9 o'clock Tuesday night. He had been ill only a short time. He leaves a widow and one son.

 

[MARTIN, JOHN MASON PECK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 28, 1930, [p. 1]
Rev. John Martin Dies In Colorado  Former Pastor of Baptist Church Here Had Been Ill For Some Time.
The Rev. John M. [ason] P. [eck] Martin, a former pastor of the First Baptist Church in Maryville, who preached the funeral rites for Jesse James, died Saturday, March 15, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., his home, according to word received here. He had been in ill health for several months and death followed an operation.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church in Grand Junction, of which he was a former pastor, Monday afternoon, March 17. Burial was in a Grand Junction cemetery.

Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Weaver of Caldwell, N. J., and Mrs. Edwin Kinney of Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Martin was 77 years old, having been born at Linneus, Mo., in 1853. He was a graduate of William Jewell College at Liberty. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Hitt of Mexico, Mex., in 1890.

Mr. Martin, who was a young pastor in Missouri at the time, was called upon to preach the funeral sermon of Jesse James, noted bandit, who was killed in 1882.

 

[MATTESON, ADA BELLE COWDEN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 27, 1930, [p. 1]
Daughter-In-Law Dies  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Matteson Called to Paris, Mo., by Death of Mrs. E. S. Matteson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Matteson left yesterday morning for Paris, Mo., being called there by the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. [rdley] S. Matteson. She died Wednesday night. Dr. and Mrs. Matteson of Parnell have also gone to Paris.

The Paris residents had formerly made their home at Grant City.

Mrs. J. F. Hull of Jefferson City, formerly of Maryville, is a sister-in-law.

 

[MILLER, CLARISSA CIDNEY WALTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 10, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Emerson Miller Dies in Springfield
Mrs. C. Emerson Miller, wife of a former pastor of the First Christian Church in Maryville died February 17 at her home in Springfield according to an account in the Christian Evangelist, a weekly publication of the Christian Board of Publication. Death followed a short illness.

The boy, accompanied by Rev. Miller and a daughter of Mrs. Miller by a former marriage, Mrs. Mary Carlisle, was taken to Newark, Ohio, where the final rites were held.

 

[MILLER, VIRGINIA LEE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 8, 1930, p. 4
Granddaughter Dies.  Mr. and Mrs. Will Wells Receive Word of Death of Virginia Lee Miller of Kipp, Kan.
Virginia Lee Miller, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Wells, southwest of Maryville, died Sunday night, following an illness of whooping cough and pneumonia. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Miller of Kipp, Kan.

 

[MOSS, JAMES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, September 2, 1930, [p. 1]
Aged Elmo Farmer Dies This Morning
James Moss, age 80, died at 8 o'clock this morning at his home three miles northwest of Elmo. Complication of diseases was the cause of his death.

Mr. Moss had farmed in Nodaway County for about forty years. He was born in Harrison County, Ind., coming to this state when a youth. Surviving is his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Fayette Baker and Mrs. George Hess, both of Elmo, and two daughters living in Colorado. He also leaves three brothers.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

[NATHMAN, BERTHA MABLE THOMAS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, [p. 1]
Bedford Woman Dies at Hospital Sunday  Funeral Rites For Mrs. Bertha Nathman Will Be Held Wednesday at Conception Junction.
Mrs. Bertha Nathman, age 28, wife of Charley Nathman of Bedford, Ia., died at 5:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital. The cause of her death was heart disease.

Mrs. Nathman observed her twenty-eighth birthday last Thursday. She was born at Conception Junction, August 28, 1902, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Thomas. She was married to Nathman three years ago.

Surviving are her husband and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at Conception Junction. Burial will be at Columba cemetery.

 

[NEFF, EMERSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, March 6, 1930, [p. 1]
Emerson Neff Dies of Meningitis Attack  Funeral Service For Young Farmer Will Be Held Here Saturday Afternoon
Emerson Neff, age 26 years old, a young farmer living northwest of Hopkins, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at the Maryville Clinic hospital. Death was caused from meningitis. Mr. Neff underwent an operation for a mastoid infection last Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, from the Presbyterian Church in Maryville. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and sixteen-months' old daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. C. Neff, living east of Maryville; one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Clara B. Workman of Pittsburg, Penn., Rev. Homer A. Neff of Willard, Ohio and George Neff, northeast of Maryville. Rev. Neff arrived this morning and Mrs. Workman will come tonight.

Mr. Neff was born August 7, 1903 on a farm west of Maryville.

 

[NEFF, EMERSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 7, 1930, p. 5
Former Pastor Will Conduct Neff Rites
Dr. Samuel Harkness, pastor of the Immanuel Presbyterian church at Kansas City, former pastor of the church here, will conduct the funeral services at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Presbyterian church for Emerson Neff, 26 years old, who died yesterday morning. Burial will be at Miriam cemetery.

 

[PATTERSON, IDA PEARL SOWERS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 1, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Tom Patterson Dies This Morning
Mrs. Tom Patterson, age 43, of Kansas City, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe [Ab] Sowers in the Good Hope community near Hopkins. Heart disease was the cause of her death.

Mrs. Patterson had lived in Nodaway county all of her life up until a year ago when she moved to Kansas City.

Surviving are her parents, her husband, and two sons, Ivan and Eldon, of Kansas City.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

 

[PATTERSON, IDA PEARL SOWERS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, September 2, 1930, [p. 1]
Patterson Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon
Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Patterson, who died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Sowers, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Good Hope church near Hopkins. The Rev. J. Howard Thompson, pastor of the Hopkins M. E. church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be at Hopkins cemetery.

 

[PENCE, DANIEL MARVIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 17, 1930, p. 4
Daniel Marvin Pence Dies of Pneumonia
Daniel Marvin Pence, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pence of Clearmont, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pence at College Springs, Ia. Pneumonia was the cause of the child's death. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

He was the only child in the family.

 

[PENICK, MARY FRANCES THACKER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 28, 1930, p. 4
L. M. Penick's Mother Dies in Kansas City
Mrs. Mary Frances Penick, 4138 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., mother of Louis M. Penick of Maryville, died yesterday at the St. Joseph hospital in Kansas City, according to a notice in the Kansas City Times. She was 68 years old. Funeral services and burial will be held in Brunswick, Mo.

Besides the son here, she leaves another son, Robert W. Penick of the home, and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Glenn, 4111 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City and Mrs. Auby Mohler of Grandview, Mo.

 

[REYNOLDS, MARGARET A.  "MAGGIE" BRITTAIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 24, 1930, [p. 1],
Mrs. Maggie Reynolds of Guilford Is Dead
Mrs. Maggie Reynolds, lifelong resident of this county, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home in Guilford at the age of 51. She had been in ill health for some time but the immediate cause of death was uremic poisoning.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Guilford of which she was a member, conducted by the Rev. M. J. Moats of Savannah, former pastor of the Reynolds family in Guilford. Burial will be in the Weatherman cemetery.

Besides her husband, Charles C. [lifton] Reynolds of Guilford, she leaves two children, John Leslie Reynolds of Maryville and Miss Edith Reynolds, who teaches in the Sheridan Consolidated School, both of whom arrived in Guilford before the death of their mother. One brother, John E. [rnest] Brittain of Guilford also survives.

Mrs. Reynolds was born on a farm east of Guilford, the daughter of John W.[illiam] Brittain, pioneer settler of Nodaway County and Mrs. Brittain.

 

[ROBERTSON, ROSE EMMA EDELMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 4, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. John Robertson Is Dead in Oregon
Mrs. John Robertson, 72 years old, a former Maryville resident, died at her home in Eagle Point, Ore., February 27, according to word received in Maryville by her sister-in-law, Mrs. James Vert, 1120 North Main street.

The family left Maryville about twenty-three years ago and moved to Chelsea, Okla., where they lived three years and moved to Oregon.

Surviving are her aged husband; six daughters and five sons and two brothers.

 

[ROOTS, BERTHA CROWHURST]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, September 24, 1930, [p. 1],
Mrs. Bertha Roots Dies After Stroke at Age of Ninety
Mrs. Bertha Roots died last evening at her home northeast of Maryville at the age of 90 years. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy Friday from which she never fully regained consciousness.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

Mrs. Roots has lived in Maryville since coming to this county in the eighties. She was born at Ryarsh, Kent, England, April 21, 1840. She was a member of the Baptist church, having been converted in early womanhood.

Surviving are four children, Martin Roots of St. Joseph, Misses Florence Annia and Esther Roots and Ernest J. Roots of the home. Mr. Roots died in 1928 and one daughter died in infancy and another daughter April 6 of this year. A grandson, Ernest J. Roots of St. Joseph and a sister, Mrs. Esther Frost of Maynard, Calif., who was here at the time of her sister's death, also survive in addition to several nieces and nephews.

 

[ROOTS, BERTHA CROWHURST
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 25, 1930, p. 4
Rites For Mrs. Roots   Funeral Services Will Be Conducted Tomorrow Afternoon
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Roots who died Tuesday evening will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Joe P. Jacobs officiating. Interment will be at Miriam cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Noble Norris, F. H. Newman, Fred Kurtz, C. V. Ford, W. E. White and Dr. C. H. Coe.

 

[ROOTS, MARTIN]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune, Thursday, December 6, 1928, [p. 1]
Martin Roots dies at Age of 88 Years  Death Comes to Native of England at His Home Northeast of Maryville Last Night.
  Martin Roots, aged resident of Nodaway County, died about 10 o'clock last night at his home one and one-half miles northeast of Maryville, at the age of 88 years. He had been in ill health for some time but his immediate death was caused by pneumonia and complications, which he contracted two weeks ago.

Mr. Roots was a native of Kent, England, coming to this country with his wife and five children in December, 1882. He had resided in Nodaway County all of that time and in the home where he died since 1895.

Mrs. Roots, the widow, and the five children survive. The children are M. [artin] A. [lfred] Roots of St. Joseph, who was with his father at the time of his death, Mrs. Edith Williams of Kansas City, and Miss Florence Roots, Miss Hettie Roots and Ernest J. Roots at home.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

 

[ROOTS, MARTIN]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune, Friday, December 7, 1928, [p. 1]
Martin Roots Funeral Will Be Held Sunday
Funeral rites for Martin Roots, who died about 10 o'clock Wednesday night at his home one and one-half miles northeast of Maryville, will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

 

[ROUSE, FLOYD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 10, 1930, p. 2
Father of Maryville Man Dies in Atchison
Funeral Services For Floyd Rouse Held In Westboro Sunday—Burial In Center Grove.
Floyd Rouse, father of Zeno Rouse of Maryville, died February 28 at the Atchison County Home according to an account in the Tarkio Avalanche.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, from the Methodist church in Westboro, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Charles Reed. Burial was in the Center Grove cemetery.

Besides his son in Maryville, Mr. Rouse is survived by another son, Irvin of Westboro; a brother living in Westboro; a daughter, Mrs. Golda Greever, sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr. Rouse was born October 7, 1852 in Stark County, Ill. He came to Missouri when a young man and has lived most of that time in Atchison county.

 

[ROYSTON, MARY C. ELLSWORTH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 4, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Mary C. Royston, 88, Dies at Bedison
Funeral Services Will Be Held at Bedison Church at 2 O'Clock Wednesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Mary C. Royston, nearly 89 years of age, died at her home southwest of Bedison at 9 o'clock this morning of complications. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church at Bedison and burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

She is survived by seven children, Mary, Bertie and Francis at home; Henry of Manzanola, Colo., Elmer of Elbert, Colo., and Albert of Husted, Colo., and Mrs. John Foster, Harrisonville, Mo.

 

[ROYSTON, MARY C. ELLSWORTH]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 7, 1930, p. 2
Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Mary Royston
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. Royston, who died at her home southwest of Bedison, were held Wednesday at the Bedison church conducted by the Rev. Lane Douglas, assisted by the Rev. Tom Young of Bedison. Burial was in Miriam cemetery.

Mrs. Royston had lived in Nodaway County for fifty-eight years. She was born in Iowa and came west to Iowa when 10 years old. She was married in Nodaway County. Her husband preceded her in death eleven years ago.

Mrs. Royston would have been 89 years old April 23.

 

[SCHMIDTBAUER, GABRIEL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 24, 1930, p. 2
Last Rites Are Held For Brother Gabriel  Funeral Services Are Held At Conception Abbey—Burial In St. Columbia Cemetery.
Brother Gabriel Schmidtbauer, who was associated with Conception Abbey since 1895, died last week at St. Margaret's Hospital at Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services were held at Conception and burial was at St. Columba cemetery. Death was caused by dropsy.

Brother Gabriel was born in Minnesota on April 23, 1870.

For several years, during the winter months, he had charge of the furnace at the monastery.

While lingering between life and death at St. Margaret's hospital the dying patient made a request that he could attend his last mass. Too ill to leave his bed his wish was fulfilled when a temporary altar was placed in his room.

In tributes paid at Conception to Brother Gabriel he was described as a man of good education, endowed with a poetic sense of humor, and was an efficient worker on the farm.

 

[SHULL, PHILLIP PATTERSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 18, 1930, p. 4
Hold Funeral For Phillip P. Shull  Civil War Veteran Who Died In Home Near Skidmore Is Buried Today
Funeral services for Phillip Patterson Shull 87-year-old Civil War veteran, who died Sunday night at his home five miles southeast of Skidmore, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the home. Burial was in the Groves cemetery.

He is survived by eight children, Mrs. Lizzie Sewell, Yuma, Ariz., Mrs. Nevada Vickers, Beloit, Kan., Arthur, Dean and Joe Shull, and Mrs. Alma Parson, Skidmore; Mrs. Florence Howard, Twin Falls, Idaho and Mrs. Ruby Groves of Maitland; and three brothers, N. S. Shull, Skidmore; John Shull, Dighton, Kan., and James Shull, Valle Crucis, N. C.

 

[SNYDER, SARAH ELLEN THOMPSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 29, 1940, [p. 1]
Mrs. Sarah Snyder Dies Near Barnard  Funeral For Wife of John Snyder Will Be Held at 2:30 O'Clock Sunday Afternoon.
Mrs. Sarah Snyder, age 65, wife of John Snyder, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home one mile northeast of Barnard. She had been ill for several months.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, but the place is undecided. Burial will be at Barnard cemetery.

Mrs. Snyder had been a resident of Nodaway County ever since she was six years old.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and three daughters. They are: Martin Snyder of Maitland, John Snyder, jr., of Barnard; Mrs. Ruth Randleman of Barnard; Mrs. Walter Hagan and Mrs. Lowell Goforth, both of Creston, Ia.

 

[SOWERS, DALE LEWIS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, August 26,1963, p. 2
Dale L. Sowers Dies Following Long Illness
Dale L. [ewis] Sowers, 78, Hopkins, died at 10:35 p. m. Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient five weeks. He had been in poor health 18 years.

The son of the late R. B. and Elizabeth Eads Sowers, he was born Dec. 8, 1885, at Hopkins. He was married in 1910 at Clearmont to Effie Gray, who survives. Mr. Sowers, a member of the Methodist Church, was a retired farmer. He had resided in Hopkins three years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rollie Hensley, Maryville, and three grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 until 2 p. m. at the church.

The body is at the Price Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 7:30 until 9 o'clock tonight.

 

[SOWERS, DALE LEWIS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, August 28, 1963, p. 2
Dale L. Sowers Services Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Dale L. Sowers, Hopkins, who died Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital, were held Tuesday at the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, Hopkins. The Rev. James Holt officiated.

Mrs. Lawrence Wiley, organist, accompanied Mrs. Wayne White who sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden."

Serving as pallbearers were Drexel Gray, Oliver Gray, Quentin Gray, Forrest Thompson, Verlin Holt and Elmer Flanary.

Flower bearers were Mrs. Oliver Gray, Mrs. Quentin Gray, Mrs. Forrest Thompson, Mrs. Elmer Flanary, Mrs. Beatrice Larson and Mrs. Deloris Espey.

Burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[SPRECHER, AMOS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 22, 1930, [p. 1], 4
Amos Sprecher Dies at Age of 84 Early Today  Brief Illness Proves Fatal to Well-Known Resident of County.  Was Active in I. O. O. F.  He Served as Secretary of White Cloud Lodge 15 Years—Was Once Deputy Circuit Clerk.
Amos Sprecher, for twelve years deputy circuit clerk and for fifteen years secretary of the White Cloud Lodge of the I. O O. F., died at 1:47 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Harrison, 1101 East Second Street, at the age of 84 years. He would have been 85 years old on November 27 had he lived.

Since 1911 Mr. Sprecher was a familiar figure in the courthouse, acting as deputy circuit clerk for Eugene Rathbun and Henry Westfall and since leaving office he has made a habit of going to the courthouse nearly every day. He also was well known to the Odd Fellows of Northwest Missouri, attending many of their district and county meetings and was an active member of the local lodge, which will have charge of the funeral services.

Funeral services will be at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Albert Panhorst, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery. Members of the Oddfellow and Rebekah lodges will attend in a body.

His death followed a week's illness of intestinal influenza.

Moved Here in 1873

Mr. Sprecher had lived in Nodaway county for more than half a century, moving here fifty-seven years ago, and after farming for two years, became engaged in the manufacture of woolen cloth and later was engaged in the livery business.

A son, Franklin Sprecher, of Minneapolis, Minn., accompanied by his son, Franklin, jr., were notified Friday of the illness of Mr. Sprecher and drove here Saturday.

Leaves Five Children

Mr. Sprecher left four daughters and one son. They are Mrs. Harry Harrison of Maryville, H. F. Sprecher of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Samuel VanDerhoef of Williston, N. D., Miss Eva Sprecher of Maryville and Mrs. R. R. Souers of Maryville. Mrs. Sprecher died July 3, 1893. Four brothers and one sister also survive, Phillip T. Sprecher and Daniel Sprecher, Mount Morris, Ill., Samuel Sprecher, Leaf River, Ill., H. A. Sprecher, Rosalea, Kan., and Mrs. Eliza Eakels of Johnstown, Pa.

Amos Sprecher was born in Ogle County, Illinois, November 27, 1845, the son of Daniel S. and Barbara (Kaufman) Sprecher. He was reared on the farm of his birthplace, and received the principal part of his education at Rock River Seminary. At maturity he became a farmer. On January 14, 1869, he married Miss Sylvania C. Wertz, also of Ogle County, Illinois, and in the fall of that year, they moved to Atchison County, Missouri, where he engaged in farming.

In 1873 Mr. and Mrs. Sprecher moved to Nodaway County, settling five miles west of Maryville on a farm. He improved this land, but on November 1, 1875, he moved to Maryville where he engaged in the clothing business with R. P. Weaver in the spring of 1876. He continued in this business for about eleven months when he sold out, and went into partnership with Walters & Bender, under the firm name of A. W. Walters & Co. They removed their machinery from the Quitman Woolen Mills to Maryville and erected a large building at this point where they started the Maryville Woolen Mills.

After remaining a year with this company, Mr. Sprecher retired and went into the livery business with Howard McCommon, under the firm name of McCommon and Sprecher. Two months later, Mr. Sprecher's brother, Harvey, bought out the interest of Mr. McCommon and the firm became A. Sprecher & Bro. In February, 1881, the brother retired and Fayette Smith entered as a partner making the firm Sprecher & Smith.

 

[STEPHENSON, FRONA BELLE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 5, 1930, [p. 1]
Miss Frona Belle Stephenson Is Dead  Had Been in Failing Health for More Than a Year—Funeral Arrangements Not Completed.
Miss Frona Belle Stephenson died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at the family home at 315 East Third Street. Miss Stephenson had been in failing health for the past year

Miss Stephenson was born in Maryville, May 7, 1873, the daughter of James M.[adison] and Arene [Arena] F. [rancis] Stephenson. She spent her entire life in this community, and was a member of the Christian church for many years.

Final arrangements for funeral services have not yet been completed, but will depend on word to be received from distant relatives.

Miss Stephenson is survived by her father, now confined to his bed, her sister, Mrs. A. E. Oberlander, and a brother, Fred H., of Maryville, and two brothers, Robert C. of Madison, Wis., and James H., of National City, Calif.

 

[STEPHENSON, FRONA BELLE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 6, 1930, p. 4
Stephenson Funeral Will Be Tomorrow
Funeral services for Miss Frona Belle Stephenson will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence at 315 East Third street. The Rev. Lane Douglas will conduct the rites. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery.

 

[STEWART, ABSALOM VANMETER]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 8, 1930, p. 5
Body Is Shipped to Hopkins For Burial
The body of A. B. Stuart, 85, will arrive in Hopkins tomorrow noon for burial in Hopkins cemetery. Mr. Stuart was a clothing merchant in the Nodaway County town about thirty-five years ago.

Mr. Stuart has lived in Enid, Okla., from the time he left Hopkins until his death yesterday.

No funeral services will be held in Hopkins, since they have been held in Enid.

Mr. Stuart is survived by three sons, Perry, Fred and Beryl, and two daughters, Mrs. Stella Cups and Mrs. Ollie Nixon.
[Note: The name is spelled Stewart on his marker.]

 

[THOMPSON, WILLIAM HENRY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, March 14, 1930, [p. 1]
Civil War Veteran Dies in St. Joseph  W. H. Thompson of Maitland Formerly Lived on a Farm Southwest of Maryville.
W.  [illiam] H. [enry] Thompson, 84 years old, died at 11 o'clock this morning at the Woodson Sanitarium in St. Joseph. He had been in ill health a year. Death was due to the infirmities of old age and complications.

The body will arrive at his home in Maitland this evening. Arrangements for the final rites have not been completed.

Surviving are two sons, J. D. Thompson, 421 South Main Street, Maryville, Lester Thompson, Ottumwa, Ia.; five daughters, Mrs. Frank Clayton, Guilford, Mrs. Ida Schildnech, Bolckow, Mrs. O. C. Williams, Barnard, Mrs. Edith Igan, St. Joseph and Mrs. Mattie Stout, Maitland; three brothers, Jake and Joe Thompson of Guilford and Neal Thompson of Whitesville and one sister, Mrs. Emma Hamm of Nebraska.

Mr. Thompson was born in Buchanan County and was a Civil War veteran. He formerly lived on a farm twelve miles southwest of Maryville but for the past fifteen years has resided in Maitland.

 

[VAN SANDT, AARON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 15, 1930, [p. 1]
Former Sheridan Druggist Is Dead  Aaron Van Sandt, Civil War Veteran, Dies This Morning at Daughter's Home in St. Joseph.
Aaron Van Sandt, Civil War veteran and former druggist at Sheridan, died at 6 o'clock this morning in St. Joseph at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grant Trusty, a former Maryville resident. Mr. Van Sandt has been ill the past six weeks.

Besides the daughter at whose home he died, Mr. Van Zandt [Sandt] is survived by three other daughters, Miss Oma Van Sandt at home, Mrs. Judd Tibbets of Mound City, and Mrs. Bert Tibbets of Lincoln, Neb., and a son, Claud Van Sandt, living in Iowa.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Burial will probably be at Sheridan.

 

[WEDDLE, FORREST JUNE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 4, 1930, [p. 1]
Forrest J. Weddle Dies in Kentucky
Word has been received by Mrs. Alfred Logan of the death of her brother, Forrest J. [une] Weddle, age 41, which occurred Tuesday night at Richmond, Ky. The message to relatives in this county did not contain particulars of the death. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Richmond, and burial will be in that city.

Surviving Mr. Weddle is his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. [ames] W. [allen] Weddle, sr., Skidmore, Mo.; five sisters, Mrs. Laura Littler, Skidmore, Mo.; Mrs. Alfred Logan, Maryville, Mo.; Mrs. Jake Calvert, Limon, Colo.; Mrs. Clyde Stevens, Wellington, Mo.; Mrs. Raymond Hanna, Columbia, Mo.; three brothers, C. A. Weddle, Tabor, Ia.; J. W. Weddle, jr. ad H. C. Weddle, both of Compton, Cal.

 

[WESTFALL, LAURA E. TODD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 12, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Laura Westfall Is Dead in St. Louis
Mrs. Laura Westfall of Valley Park, St. Louis, a sister of Mrs. Etta E. Sims, 403 West Second Street, Maryville, dies Wednesday at St. Louis at the home of one of her sons of complications.

The body will be shipped to her former home, Grant City, for burial. Two of her sons, Dr. Paul Westfall and A. P. Westfall, also of Valley Park, are expected to arrive here tonight and tomorrow, accompanied by Mrs. Sims, will go to Grant City. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sims will attend the services at Grant City Sunday.

Besides her sister here and two sons in St. Louis, Mrs. Westfall is survived by two other sons, Dr. Phil Westfall of Caldwell, Idaho and George Westfall of Portland, Oregon, and a brother Clarence Pennington of St. Joseph.

 

[WILLIAMSON, CELIA ANN RUTLEDGE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 8, 1930, p. 2
Rites Held Sunday For Creston Woman
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Hopkins Baptist Church for Mrs. Lon Williamson, age 70, a former resident of Hopkins, who died Friday afternoon at her home in Creston, Ia. Burial was at Hopkins.

Mrs. Williamson lived in Hopkins until about twenty years ago. She came to Missouri from Illinois.

Surviving is her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Kent Thompson, Mrs. Elta Clymens and Mrs. Caroline Getty, Creston, Ia; three sons, Seth Williamson, Canton, Ill.; Bruce Williamson, Gravity, Ia.; Arlo Williamson, Omaha, Neb.

[WILLIAMSON, CELIA ANN RUTLEDGE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 13, 1930, p. 2
HOPKINS
Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Lon Williamson who died at her home at Creston, Ia., Friday afternoon. She was 70 years old and died of heart trouble She lived here until twenty years ago. Mrs. Kent Thompson is a daughter of the deceased.

 

[WILLIAMSON, CELIA ANN RUTLEDGE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, September 15, 1930, p. 5
R. P. Jackson and daughter, Miss Ruby and Mrs. Kent Thompson of Hopkins were called to Creston last Friday morning by the death of his wife's mother, Mrs. Alonzo Williamson. Mrs. Williamson will be remembered by many when she was here with Mr. Jackson during the illness of Mrs. Jackson more than a year ago. Mrs. Thompson is a daughter of Mrs. Williamson.

[WOODARD, BERTHA TUTTLE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 24, 1930, [p. 1]
Illness Proves Fatal to Mrs. H. B. Woodard  Funeral Will Be Held Here Wednesday Afternoon—Death Occurred In Denver.
Mrs. H. B. Woodard, age 46 years, died Saturday evening at her home in Denver, Colo., following an illness of cancer, according to word received in Maryville by Mr. Woodard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Woodard.

The body, accompanied by her husband, will arrive in Maryville at noon Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock at the Price Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Lane Douglas. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the husband and one brother, Casha Tuttle of Ridge Farm, Ill.

 

[WOODBURN, EFFIE DUKES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, September 18, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. C. J. Woodburn Dies After Operation  Deceased is Survived by Husband and Three Children—Funeral Arrangements Not Completed.
Mrs. C. [hristopher] J. [oseph] Woodburn living on the south edge of Maryville died about 11 o'clock this morning at the St. Francis hospital following an operation for gallstones yesterday morning. She had been undergoing treatment at the hospital a week previous to the operation. Mrs. Woodburn was 44 years old.

Arrangements for the funeral services have not been completed.

Besides her husband she leaves three children, Miss Gwendolyn Woodburn at home, Mrs. Homer Cooper of Maryville and Mrs. Bernard Strader of Colorado Springs, Colo., who arrived in Maryville this morning. One daughter died in infancy. Two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Theodore England, Mrs. Delia Herndon and William Duke, all of Parnell and one grandson, Harold Eugene Strader of Colorado Springs, also survive.

 

[WOODBURN, EFFIE DUKES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 19, 1930, p. 4
Rites Will Be Sunday  Funeral for Mrs. C. J. Woodburn Will Be Held at Harmony Church
Funeral services for Mrs. C. J. Woodburn, who died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at the St. Francis hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Harmony church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. W. Steinmetz. The final rites will be preceded by short services at the home.

 

[WRIGHT, MAMIE NOWLAND]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 4, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Ted Wright Dies Following Operation  End Comes to Resident of Graham at 10 o'clock This Morning in St. Joseph Hospital
Mrs. Ted Wright, age 37, a resident of Graham her entire life, died at 10 o'clock this morning at Missouri Methodist hospital, St. Joseph. She had undergone an operation Saturday morning.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband and one daughter, Phyllis at home. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Lawrence of Graham and Mrs. Birdie McGinness of Skidmore.

 

 [YATES, MARTHA A. BROWN]              [DEMPSEY, JOHN, Jr.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 3, 1930, [p. 1]
They Lived To See 50th Wedding Day Two Pioneers of County Called by Death Soon After Golden Wedding Funerals on Tuesday Mrs. John T. Yates and John Dempsey Die at Their Respective Homes Yesterday
Deaths occurred in two Nodaway County families yesterday in which golden wedding anniversaries had been observed within the last ten days.

Mrs. John T. [aylor] Yates, 80 years of age, who was married near Quitman fifty years ago on Washington's birthday, died at 8:40 o'clock last night at her home two miles southwest of Maryville after a prolonged illness and John Dempsey, 79 years of age, died at his home south of Maryville yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, following an illness of heart trouble. Mr. Dempsey was married fifty years ago on February 29.

Death Follows Stroke
The death of Mrs. Yates was due to complications following a stroke of paralysis about two weeks ago. However, she had been in ill health for about a year.

Funeral services for Mrs. Yates will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Christian church in Maryville, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Robert W. Burns. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

Besides her husband, surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Wilcoxson and Mrs. Miles McNeal of Kansas City and Mrs. W. G. Oliver of Iola, Kan.; one brother, Dan Brown of Colwell, Idaho, three nephews, Arthur Wilcoxson of Kansas City and Guy and Earl Oliver of Iola, Kan.

Miss Martha Brown was born October 7, 1849 near Kirksville, Mo. and came to Nodaway County in 1878. She was united in marriage to John T. Yates, February 22, 1880 near Quitman. Mr. and Mrs. Yates observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary February 22 this year. They lived in the Quitman and Skidmore community until twenty-nine years ago and since that time have lived within a radius of two miles of Maryville.

Mr. and Mrs. Yates reared two children, Lynn Brown, a half-brother of Mrs. Yates and Miss Mae Doran who still lives at the Yates home.

Funeral rites for Mr. Dempsey, a pioneer citizen of this county, will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Robert W. Burns, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be at Miriam cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Born in Canada

Mr. Dempsey was born August 12, 1850 near Bayfield, Canada, the son of John and Margaret (Money) Dempsey, natives of Ireland, who emigrated to America several years before the birth of their son. He came with his parents to Maryville in 1869 where he has since resided with the exception of three years spent in Kansas. He was united in marriage February 29, 1880, to Anna D. Bothwell. No children were born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary last Friday. Mr. Dempsey was united with the Presbyterian Church in 1903.

Two brothers survive. They are Sam and Hugh Dempsey, both of Maryville.