Obituaries
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[BRADBURY, LUCINDA CAROLINE BURTON]
Taylor County Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 28, 1883, p.
Obituary Notice – From the Hopkins Journal
Departed this life, in Hopkins, Mo., June 14, 1883, of consumption, Mrs. Lucinda C. Bradbury, (nee Miss Lucinda Burton) aged 58 years, 3 months and 1 day.

The deceased was born in Polk County, Indiana, March 13, 1825, and was married to William Bradbury, of the same county and State, Oct. 4, 1843. After their marriage they lived in Indiana for twelve years, when in 1855 they moved to Taylor County, Iowa, about two miles north of Hopkins, Mo., where they lived until last March, moving in that month to this place. She was all her life quite delicate but was not taken to her bed, with the disease from which she died, until some time last December. During the long months she was confined to her bed she patiently suffered all her afflictions, not a murmur ever escaping her lips. Toward the last of her life she expressed a desire to depart from her sufferings.

Sister Bradbury confessed her faith in Christ while quite young and ever afterward tried to follow Him. She was a devoted wife and mother. A husband, ten children, three sisters, two brothers and a half brother mourn her loss—but their present loss is her everlasting gain. One daughter is in Oregon, a son in Iowa and a son somewhere in the West. The rest of the children are here at the present. Her oldest child, a daughter, died some ten or twelve years ago in Kansas. Two of her sisters and one brother and half brother live in Iowa, the other sister in Illinois and the other brother in Dakota.

To the bereft family we would say, mourn not as those without hope, but take the example of your departed loved one and follow the Lord Jesus; and you may rest assured of a happy reunion with her in the "Sweet by and by."   N. Rollo Davis

 

[CHAMNESS, SAMUEL EDWARD "ED"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 7, 1946, [p. 1]
Ed Chamnes[s] Dies
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Baptist church for Ed Chamnes[s], 78 years of age, who died in a nursing home in Bedford Saturday night. He had been in failing health for a long time and had resided at the nursing home for the last year.

He formerly worked in the Hopkins Journal office and the mill.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Traster, Hopkins, and Mrs. Thomas Payne, Bedford.

 

[CHAMNESS, SAMUEL EDWARD "ED"]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 10, 1946 p. 3
Hopkins
Ed Chamness Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church for Ed Chamness, 78, who died Sunday at a nursing home in Bedford.

He was employed on the section here for many years.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thos. Payne of Bedford, and Mrs. Frank Traster of Hopkins.

The services were conducted by Elba Martin, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[DAUGHERTY, ALBERT]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, October 22, 1935, p.
Albert Dougherty Funeral Services Are Wednesday
Last rites will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church at Hopkins for Albert Dougherty [Daugherty], age 69 years, who died Sunday night at the home of Charles Thompson of near Hopkins, by whom Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty were employed.

Mr. Dougherty [Daugherty] was born in Indiana. He had spent many years in the Hopkins vicinity. Surviving are his widow and one daughter, Mrs. DeWitt of Gilman City. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
[Note: The last name is spelled Daugherty on his headstone.]

 

[DEWOLF, DORA AMANDA JOHNSTON KENNEDY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 18, 1933, [p. 1]
Mrs. Dora DeWolf Dies.
Lingering Illness is fatal to Long-Time Resident of Hopkins
Mrs. Dora DeWolf, an old resident of Hopkins, died about 1 o'clock this afternoon at her home in Hopkins. She had been ill over a long period.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Miss Pearl Kennedy of Hopkins is a daughter by first marriage. Mrs. Kathryn DeMott, also of Hopkins, is a sister.

 

[DEWOLF, DORA AMANDA JOHNSTON KENNEDY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, March 20, 1933, p. 5
Funeral Is Held in Hopkins Today For Mrs. Dora DeWolf
Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Masonic Temple in Hopkins for Mrs. Dora DeWolf. Rites were in charge of the Hopkins Order of Eastern Star of which Mrs. DeWolf was a member. Rev. J. Howard Thompson was the officiating minister. Burial was in Hopkins cemetery. Mrs. DeWolf died at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the home of a sister, Mrs. Katherine DeMott.

She was born in Stanford, Ind., seventy-nine years ago. She came to Hopkins when a child and settled in the Xenia community. In 1873 she was married to A.[llen] B. [C.] Kennedy. He died in 1910 and the widow was married in 1917 to P. R. DeWolf and he died in 1926.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Pearl Kennedy and two sisters, Mrs. DeMott, of Hopkins and Mrs. Charles Beard, LaMar, Mo.

 

[DICKERSON, JAMES D.]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, March 31, 1928, [p. 1]
J. D. Dickerson Dies At His Home Today
Resident of Missouri Since 1887 Was 87 Years Old in November; No Arrangements
James D. Dickerson, 87-year-old Civil War veteran, died at his home, 302 East Sixth street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.

Mr. Dickerson was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, November 9, 1840. He moved to Miami County, Ohio, in 1862, and located in Newberry Township. He enlisted in Company I 110th D. V. I., in August, 1862, and served his country until 1864. He received an honorable discharge from service because of physical disabilities and returned to Miami County.

He was married to Anna Eliza Templeton in 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson moved to Shelby County, Ohio, in 1873. Mrs. Dickerson died in September 1877, leaving three children, Sally M., Thurman T., and Etlola M. Dickerson.

In October 1878 Mr. Dickerson was married to Mary Harrop. In 1887 they moved to Missouri, locating near Burlington. Four years later they moved to a farm west of Maryville. Mrs. Dickerson died September 21, 1926, after an illness of four years.

Mr. Dickerson had been a member of the Christian church since a young man.

Children surviving are: Mrs. C. M. Hartness, Maryville; Mrs. George Stevenson, Skidmore; and Thurman T. Dickerson, Butler. There are nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry and Benjamin Dickerson, live near St. Mary's, Ohio. A sister also is living. She is Mrs. Nancy Aultman in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dickerson was a member of the Sedgwick post, No. 21, G. A. R., Maryville.

Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon.

 

[DICKERSON, JAMES D.]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 2, 1928, p. 4
Funeral Services for J. D. Dickerson
Funeral services for J. D. Dickerson, who died Saturday afternoon, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the First Christian Church. The Rev. W. S. Woodhull of the First Methodist Church officiated and was assisted by the Rev. L. E. Lakin of Kansas City.

A quartette composed of Mrs. Don Martin, Mrs. R. E. Snodgrass, John Mutz and W. E. Goforth, sang, "No Night There" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," and Mrs. F. P. Robinson sang a solo, "Crossing the Bar."

 

[DOWNING, MARTHA ANN BROYLES]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 11, 1909, p. 8
Mrs. Washington Downing died March 5 at her home in Hopkins, at the advanced age of nearly 80 years. The funeral services were held at the home on Monday, conducted by Rev. Armstrong of Hopkins, assisted by Rev. Osborn of New Market, Rev. Edmonds of Hopkins and Rev. Adams of St. Joseph.

 

[DOWNING, WASHINGTON "WASH"]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, February 11, 1897
Downing – The announcement Tuesday morning that "Uncle Wash Downing is dead" caused general sorrow in our city. He had been poorly for several months with lagrippe and death released his suffering on the date above mentioned. The funeral will take place today at 1 p. m. under the supervision of the masonic lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member, several lodges from adjoining towns assisting in the ceremony. Rev. A. W. Miller, pastor of the Baptist church, will preach the funeral sermon, after which the remains will be interred in the Hopkins cemetery.
Washington Downing was born Feb. 18, 1825, in Washington County, Indiana and died at his home in Hopkins, Mo., Feb. 9, 1897, being nearly 72 years of age. His father was a native of New York and his mother was from Germany. The latter died while the son was about three years of age. At the age of ten years he accompanied his father to Fulton County, Illinois, where he remained until about eighteen years of age. He spent his boyhood days on a farm and by self-application obtained a fair education, although never having the privilege of attending school a day in his life. He immigrated west with a brother in 1843, and they settled in Andrew County, Mo., being among the pioneers of that section. Mr. Downing soon commenced working out and subsequently came to Nodaway County, settling permanently about the year 1850. Here he commenced improving a farm and made agricultural pursuits and stock dealing his principal business. During the war he served for about three months in the enrolled Missouri militia. He was engaged in the mercantile business one year at Xenia and then came to Hopkins when the place was in it infancy, commencing to deal in grain and stock. This he continued until he became interested in the banking business in July 1877. In 1878 he became president of the bank, which position he held several years. His landed estate consists of some 920 acres, besides a great deal of money and other property. Having left home at fourteen years of age bareheaded and barefooted, he worked his own way through life, and was numbered among the most successful and enterprising citizens of the county. Mr. D suffered much from the effects of a serious illness at the age of eighteen, never enjoying good health. He was married in June 1849 to Miss Martha A [nn] Broyles, a native of East Tennessee, who survives him. They reared several adopted children, Mrs. Fred Dale, Mrs. Frona McMaster and Mrs. Sam Chaney being among the number.

Mr. Downing was a consistent and faithful member of the Missionary Baptist church and gave much of his means to the support of the gospel and for the relief of the sick and suffering of the community.

 

[ESTES, ANCIL LEAMAN "JACK"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, February 6, 1961, p. 2
A. L. "JACK" ESTES DIES  UNEXPECTEDLY
A. [ncil] L. "Jack" Estes, 62, former telegrapher for the Burlington Railroad here, died unexpectedly, Friday of a heart attack while visiting with relatives at Phoenix, Ariz. His home was at Prescott, Ia.

Mr. Estes was born at Rosendale and had served as telegrapher for the railroad in many parts of Northwest Missouri. He was first married to Pauline Olmstead, who died Apr. 19, 1952. He was married to Fausteus Lindhigh [Lundhigh] Oct. 7, 1955. Mr. Estes was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving besides his widow, of the home, are two grandsons, Jackie and Charley Estes, both of Maitland; two stepsons, Dale and Sam Lundhigh, both of Kansas City; five brothers, Warren Estes, Randolph, Ia.; Frank Estes, Rosendale; Eugene and William Estes, both of St. Joseph, and Harold Estes, Kansas City; six sisters, Mrs. Opal Pearce and Mrs. Alice Propes, both of Rosendale, and Mrs. Audrey Kemery, Mrs. Winifred Jahnke, Mrs. Dorothy Gary and Mrs. Verlene Ingram, all of St. Joseph. His only son, Jack Estes, died June 8, 1959.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Pickering. The Rev. Richard Horton will officiate and burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at the Atchison Funeral Home here.

 

[ESTES, ANCIL LEAMAN "JACK"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, February 10, 1961, p. 3
ESTES FUNERAL RITES AT PICKERING CHURCH
Funeral rites for Ancil Leaman "Jack" Estes, who died last Friday, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pickering Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Horton officiated and burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Maurice Peve sang "Abide With Me" and "Ivory Palaces. " Mrs. Earl Trueblood accompanied the vocalist.

George Cobb was in charge of Masonic rites.

Pallbearers were Forrest Lett, Forrest Gray, Loren Hackett, Lloyd Killion, A. C. Simmons and Harold Loch.

 

[FISHER, BESSIE DELPHINIA NEW]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 14, 1912, p. 8
Hopkins
  The remains of Mrs. Bessie New Fisher of Payette, Idaho, were brought to this place last Friday and were taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William New, south of town. The funeral services took place Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church here, conducted by her former pastor at Sheridan, Rev. Frye, and a ladies quartet from that place furnished the music. Interment took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[FISHER, GRACIE FERN NEW]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 17, 1965, p. 2
Mrs. John W. Fisher Dies This Morning

A lifetime Nodaway county resident, Mrs. Gracie Fern Fisher, 70, died at 1:40 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital. She had resided in Maryville the past 13 years, before that, in the Sheridan community.

Mrs. Fisher was born Sept. 12, 1895 near Gaynor, the daughter of the late William and Mary Dillon New. On April 5, 1914 she married John William Fisher who died Nov. 14, 1964.

She leaves five sons, Raymond Fisher, Sheridan, Ernest Fisher, Grant City, Arthur Fisher, Savannah, Gene Fisher, St. Joseph, and John Fisher, Phoenix, Ariz.; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Flora, Savannah, Mrs. Alice Turner, St. Joseph, Mrs. Florella Johnson, Parnell, and Mrs. Gracie Shanks, Ft. Riley, Kas.; two stepsons, the Rev. Howard Fisher, Kirkwood, Ill., and Chauncey A. Fisher, Albany, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Janice Girard, St. Joseph; one brother, Earl New, Parnell; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Owens, Hopkins, Mrs. Lettie McCracken, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Mrs. Cynthia Killion, Oregon, Mrs. Ethel Jones, Omak, Wash., and Mrs. Blanche Clark, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; 33 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Sheridan Methodist Church with the Rev. C. C. Pritchard and the Rev. James H. Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[FISHER, GRACIE FERN NEW]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 30, 1965, p. 6
Mrs. John Fisher Rites Sept. 20
Funeral services for Mrs. John (Gracie Fern) Fisher, 70, lifetime Nodaway County resident, were held Sept. 20 at the Sheridan Methodist Church with Rev. C. C. Pritchard and Rev. James H. Gilbert officiating. Mrs. Fisher died Sept. 17 at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville. Interment was at the Hopkins Cemetery.

Mrs. Fisher was born Sept. 12, 1895 near Gaynor, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Mary Dillon New. On April 5, 1914 she married John William Fisher who died Nov. 14, 1964. She had resided in the Sheridan community until 13 years ago when she moved to Maryville.

She is survived by five sons; four daughters; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; one brother; five sisters; 33 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

One son is Raymond Fisher of Sheridan; one sister is Mrs. Mae Owens of Hopkins

 

[FISHER, JOHN WILLIAM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 16, 1964, p. 2
John W. Fisher Dies At Maryville Home
John William Fisher, 89, Maryville, died at 4 p. m. Saturday at the family home. He had lived in Maryville the past 12 years after retiring from the farm.

Mr. Fisher, who was a member of the Methodist Church, was born July 27, 1875, at Sheridan to William Allen Fisher and Alice Boyer Fisher. He was married to Gracie F. New, who survives.

Other survivors are seven sons, the Rev. Howard Fisher, Kirkwood, Ill., Chauncey A. Fisher, Albany, Ore., Raymond Fisher, Sheridan; Ernest Fisher, Grant City; Arthur Fisher, Savannah; Gene Fisher, St. Joseph, and John Fisher, Phoenix, Ariz.; Five daughters, Mrs. Janice Girard and Mrs. Alice Turner, both of St. Joseph, Mrs. Gladys Flora, Savannah, Mrs. Oscar Johnson, Maryville and Mrs. Gracie Shanks, Ft. Riley, Kas., 33 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One daughter Laneta [Laveda], died in childhood.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Sheridan Methodist Church with the Rev. C. C. Pritchard in charge. He will be assisted by the Rev. F. Hauser Winter. The body will lie in state from 1 p. m. to time of service Tuesday at the church.

The family will meet friends from 7:30 to 9 p. m. today at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

 

[FISHER, JOHN WILLIAM]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 26, 1964, p. 4
John W. Fisher Rites Nov. 17
Funeral services for John William Fisher, 89, Maryville, formerly of Sheridan, were held Nov. 17 at the Sheridan Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Pritchard, assisted by Rev. F. Hauser Winter, in charge. Mr. Fisher died Nov. 14 at the family home in Maryville. Interment was at the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Fisher was a member of the Sheridan Methodist Church. He and his family lived for many years west of Sheridan until they moved to Maryville 12 years ago.

He was born July 27, 1875 at Sheridan to William Allen Fisher and Alice Boyer Fisher. He was married to Gracie Fern New Fisher, who survives.

Other survivors are seven sons, five daughters, 33 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

[FITCH, LUCY BOTHWELL]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, October 31, 1916, p. 3
Hopkins – Mrs. D. [ewitt] C. [linton] Fitch died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Groves, at Salida, Col., October 19, 1916, aged 93 years, 3 months and 5 days. The remains were brought to Hopkins Saturday of last week. Short services were held at the grave and interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, October 31, 1916, p. 3
Carl Fitch of Superior, Nebr, accompanied the remains of his mother to Hopkins last week.

 

[GERARD, STEVEN WINES]
St. Joseph Observer (Saint Joseph, Missouri), Saturday, February 2, 1918, p. 5
Dr. Stephen wines Gerard, the father-in-law of Mr. Charles L. Weihl of the Park bank, died Thursday forenoon at the age of eighty-four years. He had been a practicing physician for many years and prior to his removal to this city was the most prominent medical man of Hopkins.

 

[GERARD, STEVEN WINES]
Democrat-Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1918, p. 2
Hopkins - Dr. S. [teven] W. [ines] Gerard died at a hospital in St. Joseph Thursday. He is well remembered here, having come from old Xenia and practiced in and around Hopkins for a great many years, retiring several years ago and moving to St. Joseph where he has since lived, being 84 years of age at the time of his death.

 

[GRAY, EDGAR FRANCIS "Ed"]
Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri), Thursday, July 29, 1897
Ed Gray, a young man 24 years of age, died at his home near Pickering last Thursday with consumption and was buried on Friday. He was a half brother of W. K. Shelton of this city and a young man well thought of in the community where he lived.

 

[HANNA, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" NEAL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 16, 1964, p. 3
Funeral services held For Mrs. Lizzie Hanna
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Hanna, St. Joseph, who died Tuesday at a St. Joseph hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at Price Funral Home, Maryville, with the Rev. L. B. Day officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Dan Cornelison, accompanied by Mrs. J. W. Hake, sang "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle."

Serving as pallbearers were J. W. Flanary, Ronald Lewis, James Cook, David Hanna, Raymond Hanna and Lawrence Hanna.

Those in charge of flowers were Mrs. Flanary, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. David Hanna, Mrs. Raymond Hanna, Mrs. Ray Pierson and Mrs. Wayne Wilson.

 

[HANNA, EVANS]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, Thursday, March 11, 1937, p. 3
Hopkins
Former Resident Dies
Word was received here this week of the death of Evans Hanna at San Diego, Calif. He was a brother of Irvin Hanna of Hopkins and formerly resided here. He was buried at San Diego.

 

[HANNA, FRANCIS "FRANK"]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, March 18, 1926, p. 4
Frank Hanna – Frank Hanna, aged 67 years, died at his home in Hopkins, today, Thursday, at 2:00 a. m. Funeral arrangements are not completed.

 

[HANNA, RICHARD]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 24, 1907, p. 5
The following obituary was delayed in transit:

Richard Hanna was born December 1861, at LaSalle, Ill., and departed this life October 6, 1907. When a young man he moved with his parents from Compton, Ill., to Hopkins, Mo., and resided there the remainder of his life.

January 10, 1886 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Mahan, of Bedford, Iowa and to this union one child was born, Nellie. The wife and daughter were with the husband and father during his sickness, ministering unto him as only loved ones could, even unto the time of his death. Besides these two, Mr. Hanna is survived by six brothers and one sister.

Of Mr. Hanna it can be said that he bore his suffering without complaint and was ready to meet his God, was an industrious farmer and was beloved and honored by a great [many?]. This was evidenced by the large attendance of friends at the funeral, which was conducted by the Rev. Kersey J. Cardy at the home, after which the remains were placed in their last resting place in the Hopkins cemetery, Oct. 8, 1907.   K. J. C.

 

[HANNA, WILLIAM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, October 25, 1933, [p. 1]
Wm. Hanna, Hopkins Telephone Manager, Dies at Age of 76
William Hanna, age 76, for twelve years a co-manager with his wife at the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in Hopkins, died at 9 o'clock this morning. He had been ill several days of heart trouble.

The funeral is to be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hebron Sturgeon. Rev. B. H. Harmon, pastor of the Christian church, assisted by Rev. Ray Dick, pastor of the Baptist church, will have charge of the service. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Hanna was born in Illinois. He came to this vicinity in 1869.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Glenna Hanna; two sons, Don Hanna, Clearmont; Roy Hanna, St. Joseph; two brothers, Irvin Hanna, Hopkins; Evans Hanna, San Diego, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Stine, Mountain View, Okla. There are three grandchildren, Glendoris, Donnabel and Ralph of Clearmont.

 

[HANNA, WILLIAM]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 2, 1933, p. 3
Pioneer Succumbs Williams Hanna Died of Heart Trouble Wednesday
William Hanna, 76, died at his home in Hopkins Wednesday afternoon [of] a heart attack. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and burial made in the Hopkins cemetery.

He was born at La Salle, Ill., but had been a resident of Hopkins since 1869. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Don Hanna of Clearmont, and Roy Hanna of St. Joseph; two brothers, Irvin Hanna of Hopkins and Evans Hanna of San Diego, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Stine of Mountain View, Okla.

 

[HEWETT, HARVEY DALE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, July 17, 1954, p. 2
HARVEY DALE HEWETT DIES AT HOME IN HOPKINS
Harvey Dale Hewett, 75, resident of Hopkins for 28 years, died at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home. He had been in ill health for some time and critically ill since Thursday night.

Mr. Hewett was born June 10, 1879 in Warren county, Ill. He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Harlan Hewett, Hopkins; three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Rinehart, and Mrs. Al Bensley, both of Miles City, Mont., and Mrs. Lewis Hobbs, Locate, Mont.; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hopkins Methodist church conducted by the Rev. Earl Griffith and burial in Hopkins cemetery in charge of Swanson funeral directors.

 

[HEWETT, MARY ANN "MAMIE" REDMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, May 29, 1963, p. 2
MRS. MAMIE HEWETT DIES IN MONTANA
Mrs. Mamie Ann Hewett, 86, Miles City, Mont., died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a hospital there following a long illness.

She was born June 3, 1877, at Bedford, Ia., the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ulysses Redman. She was married to Harvey Hewett, who died July 16, 1954. Mrs Hewett, a member of the Wray Memorial Methodist Church, was a former Hopkins resident, moving to Miles City five years ago.

Survivors   include   three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Rinehart, Mrs.   Lewis   Hobbs   and Mrs. Al Bensley, all of Miles City, Mont.; one son, Harlan, Ft.  Collins, Colo; one sister, Mrs. Edgar Mitchell, Bedford, Ia, and two brothers, Edwin Redman, Ventura, Cal., and Sam Redman, Dalhart, Tex.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Saturday at the Swanson   Funeral   Home, Hopkins, and will be conducted by the Rev. James Holt.    Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body will be brought to Swanson's Friday.

 

[KENNEDY, ALLEN C.]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1910, [p. 1]
A. C. Kennedy Dead.
Burlington Agent at Hopkins Ends Long Service.
Hopkins. – The funeral of A. [llen] C. Kennedy, the veteran station agent for the Burlington at Hopkins was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Presbyterian church in this city the services being conducted by Rev. S. D. Selig, former pastor of that church and interment was made in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy had been in the railway work for near half a century and since 1872 had been agent for the Burlington at Hopkins. He was born in Pe[rth]shire, Scotland, October 10, 1842 [1843] and lived in that country until he was nineteen years old, when he came to America. Before coming to this country Mr. Kennedy had studied telegraphy, but for the first two years after coming here he was engaged in the grocery business at Detroit, Mich. In 1863 he returned to the railroad work and continued in that until his death, which occurred Thursday night, Feb. 3.

Shortly after beginning railroad work in this country Mr. Kennedy was employed at a small town in Michigan and Thomas A. Edison, the world famous electrical inventor, was taught the rudiments of telegraphy by Mr. Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy had been ill for the past three months of diabetes and his death was not unexpected. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Miss Pearl Kennedy.

 

[KENNEDY, ALLEN C.]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, February 10, 1910, p. 4
A. [llen] C. Kennedy, who has been station agent at Hopkins for so many years, died at his home last Friday. Diabetes was the cause of his death. Mr. Kennedy has been agent at Hopkins since 1872. In speaking of the matter the Hopkins Journal this week says: Mr. Kennedy had been station agent ever since 1872 and the present agent, S. T. Spencer, did the graceful thing by closing the depot during the funeral services out of respect to the deceased. Besides Agent Spencer and his assistant, J. C. Noles, W. K. Adams, freight agent at St. Joseph, N. A. Nance, agent at Savannah, A. May, agent at Bedford, Edward Goforth, agent at Maryville, Mr. Enic, agent at Rosendale and Conductor Webb of Creston, attended the funeral and the agents and operators along this line sent a lovely wreath of flowers. Mr. Kennedy held the distinction of having taught the great Edison the telegraph key—Edison at the time being a tramp and was started on the upgrade by Mr. Kennedy in Michigan in the early sixties.

 

[KENNEDY, ETHEL PEARL]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, October 28, 1948, p. 7
Pearl Kennedy Dies
Miss Pearl Kennedy, 72, a life long resident of Hopkins, died Thursday. She had been an invalid since suffering an attack of polio when five years of age and the rest of her life was spent in a wheel chair. But this affliction did not keep her from living an almost normal life. She received the education of a normal young person, going through high school and was a graduate of the college then located at College Springs. She assisted her father, who was Station Agent of the Burlington Railroad in Hopkins where she kept books and did other work at the station. She later was bookkeeper for several business firms in Hopkins. She assisted many in the computing of their income taxes.

By her request funeral rites were held from the Masonic Temple, Saturday afternoon. Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler was in charge. The O. E. S. graveside services was given at the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[MASON, OLIVE CAUDLE]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, February 1, 1927, p. 3
Mrs. Olive Mason Dies at Hopkins
Sister of Hiram Caudle Succumbs to Stroke of Paralysis; Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon

Mrs. Olive Mason of Lodi, Cal., died at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night at the home of her brother, Hiram Caudle, in Hopkins. She suffered a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the M. E. church in Hopkins conducted by the Rev. W. C. Harper. Burial will be in the cemetery, east of Hopkins.

Mrs. Mason was 73 years old. She had made her home with her brother in Hopkins since last fall, coming there from California where she lived twenty-five years. Mr. Mason died about a year ago.

 

[MATTSON, BLAINE]
Stanberry Headlight (Stanberry, Missouri), Thursday, July 3, 1930, [p. 1]
BLAINE MATTSON DEAD
Blaine Mattson of Conception, 40 years old, died at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville at 6:50 o'clock Monday morning. He was a cousin of Lawrence Mattson, who lives southeast of town.

Mr. Mattson had been ill with typhoid fever for three weeks prior to his death and one week before his death, pneumonia developed and he was taken from Conception to the Maryville hospital.

Mr. Mattson is survived by his widow and three children, George Ray, Bernard Eugene and Doris Loretta, all of Conception. His mother, Mrs. Matilda Mattson, of near Conception, also survives, as do five brothers and three sisters.

They are: Mrs. Blanche Nielson, Barnard; Mrs. Augusta Peterson, Conception Junction; Mrs. Alice Nelson, Guilford; Ernest Mattson, Conception; Clifton Mattson, Bedison; Harvey Mattson, Anaconda, Montana; and Elwin Mattson, at home.

Mr. Mattson was born October 19 1889, near Stanberry and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mattson. His father died about 14 years ago.

He was married to Miss Flora Cox of Denver, Mo., on December 11, 1916. Mr. Mattson was a carpenter by trade and had been employed at the convent for the past year. Prior to that he helped in the construction of buildings at the St. Benedict Monastery.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Guilford, with the Rev. E. L. Rutledge officiating. Interment was in the Graves cemetery.

 

[NEW, ELIZABETH MILLER]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, November 28, 1912, p. 8
Hopkins
Mrs. Elizabeth New, an old resident of this place, died last Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Horace Goodrich, after a long illness. Mrs. New was eighty-eight years old and is survived by eight living children, William, John, Frank, Mrs. Horace Goodrich and Mrs. Claude Wilson of this place, Mrs. Z. Coffin of Shawnee, Okla., Lee New of Oklahoma City and B. F. of Indiana. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. C. Taylor at the Methodist Episcopal church Friday afternoon and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[NEW, JENNIE ALMA CHITTY]
Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, September 20, 1917, p.
Hopkins
Mrs. J. [ohn] W. [esley] New, a former Taylor County lady, died last week of diabetes at her home near Hopkins, aged 50 years. She leaves a husband and two children. She resided at New Market before coming to Hopkins.

 

 

 

[ROYER, OREN L.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, December 3, 1932, [p. 1]
Rites for O. L. Royer Are Held at Workman Chapel
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Workman Chapel for O. L. Royer, age 79, who died Wednesday at his home six miles east of Burlington Junction. Rev. S. D. Harlan of Burlington Junction officiated. Burial was in Workman Chapel cemetery.

Mr. Royer came to Missouri more than fifty years ago from his native state of Pennsylvania. He spent his time in the county farming in the vicinity of Quitman and Burlington Junction.

Mrs. Royer died eleven years ago.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. W. E. Richey, near Quitman; Mrs. Star Lawson, near Burlington Junction; Mrs. Anna Gray, New Market, Ia.; Mrs. Andrew Hageson, Hooper, Neb.; Ellis Royer, Loup City, Neb.; George Royer, Hooper, Neb.

 

[SEXSON, JAMES HARMON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, May 25, 1931, [p. 1]
J. H. Sexson Dies at 93
Rites Are Held Today For Veteran County Resident
J. [ames] H. [armon] Sexson, 93 years of age, died suddenly at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ellwood Shinabargar, eleven miles southwest of Maryville, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. Sexson had been living with another daughter, Mrs. Hiram Edwards in Maryville, and had just arrived at the Shinabargar home when he died.

Mr. Sexson was born February 8, 1838, in Green County, Ind. He left Indiana when he was 17, going to Illinois. Here he married Miss Martha Higgins in 1856 when 18 years of age. To this union were born nine children, five of whom survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Sexson then moved to Nodaway County and have lived here for 50 or 60 years. April 7, 1874, Mrs. Sexson died and on February 9, 1876, Mr. Sexson married Mrs. Sarah Dooley. To this union five children were born, four of whom survive.

Nine children and one stepson, John Dooley, survive Mr. Sexson. They are Mrs. James Edwards of Pickering, Mrs. Hiram Edwards of Maryville, J. W. Sexson of Freemont, Neb., Mrs. J. R. Brummett of Quitman, Ed Sexson of Barnard, Mrs. Ellwood Shinabargar of Maryville, George Sexson of Clearmont, Mrs. Nellie Nicholas of Burlington Junction and Alonzo Sexson of Merrill, Ia.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Workman Chapel conducted by W. E. Goforth of Maryville. Burial was in the Workman cemetery.

 

[SHARR, ELSIE LORENE TREESE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, May 1, 1962, p. 2
MRS. ELSIE SHARR, 72, SUCCUMBS AT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Elsie Lorene Sharr, 72, Hopkins, died at 10 p. m. Monday at the St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. She had been ill only about four hours and had been at the hospital only two hours preceding her death.

She was born Feb. 13, 1890, at Ravenwood, the daughter of the late George Treese and Nancy Judd Treese. She was married Dec. 24, 1906, to Ira Sharr, who survives.

Mrs. Sharr was a member of the West Union Primitive Baptist Church at Orrsburg, where services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday. Elder Paul A. Brown, Independence, will officiate and will be assisted by Cecil Judd, Orrsburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving besides her husband of the home are two daughters, Mrs. Leland Wiseman, Hopkins; and Mrs. John McHargue, Indio, Calif.; three sons, Earl Sharr, Bedford, Ia.; Ernest Sharr, Las Vegas, Nev., and Wilbur Sharr, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Fine, Kansas City; Mrs. Elmer Smith, Tucumcari, N. M., and Mrs. Joe Correnti, Gravette, Ark., and four brothers, Crystal Treese, Pickering, and William, Dorsey and Clarence Treese, all of Kansas City.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[SIEGFREID, JACOB ALFRED]
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), Friday, April 14, 1939, p. 13
Jacob Siegfreid Dies Of Heart Disease
Jacob Alfred Siegfreid, 85, of 1808 East Jackson Street, died at 8:30 a. m. Friday at Brokaw hospital. Heart disease was the cause of his death. The body will be removed to Maryville, Mo., for burial Monday.

Mr. Siegfreid was born Feb. 23, 1854, at Philadelphia, Pa. A son, Jesse J., 1808 East Jackson street survives*

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

 

[SIEGFREID, JACOB ALFRED]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, April 14, 1939, [p. 1]
Jacob Siegfried Dies
Jacob J. [Alfred] Siegfried, formerly of Hopkins, died today at Bloomington, Ill., at the home of his son, J. J. Siegfried, according to word received here today by his daughter, Mrs. Belle Demotte Evans. The body will be returned to Hopkins for burial.

 

[SIEGFREID, JESSE]
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois), Tuesday, December 4, 1979, p. 18
Jesse Siegfreid - Jesse Siegfreid, 96, Heritage Manor Nursing Home, a retired road foreman of engines for the former Chicago and Alton Railroad and a former resident of 1808 E. Jackson St., died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the nursing home.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Mr Siegfreid was born Feb 10, 1883 in Hopkins, Mo., a son of Jacob and Sarah Moesch Siegfreid. He married Freda Butzien on July 16, 1902, in Denver, Colo. She died July 18, 1967.

Surviving is one son, Warren Siegfried, Michigan City, Ind.

Two brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

He had attended First Christian Church and was a member of Western Society of Engineers.

He began working for Chicago and Alton Railroad in 1905 and was promoted to road foreman in 1922 He retired in 1960.

Metzler Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

[STONE, HAROLD A.]
Moberly Weekly Monitor (Moberly, Missouri), Friday, April 9, 1915, [p. 1]
A Moberly Youth Killed At Sedalia Harold Stone Succumbed to Injuries Received Yesterday----Funeral Here
Harold Stone, about 18 years old, sustained injuries while attempting to board a train at Sedalia yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death at that place at 6 o'clock yesterday evening.

The young man fell under a train, losing one of his limbs. All efforts to save his life proved fruitless.

His father, G. [eorge] W. Stone, and two brothers, Paul and Clifford Stone, of Moberly, survive   him.

The remains will be brought to this city at 4:40 o'clock this afternoon, and taken to the father's residence, 801 Concannon Street. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, conducted by the Rev. W. A. Simmons, and burial will he made in Oakland cemetery.
[Note: He is buried in Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri, not Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri.]

 

[STONE, HAROLD A.]
Macon Daily Chronicle (Macon, Missouri), Thursday, April 8, 1915, p. 3
FREIGHT TRAIN KILLS BOY
SEDALIA, Mo., April 8—Harold Stone, 18 years old, a resident of Moberly, Mo., who had both legs cut off above the knee when he fell beneath a freight train which he was attempting to board late yesterday afternoon, died in a hospital here last night. His brother and brother-in-law, who were with him, succeeded in catching the train and are unaware of their relative's death.

 

[STONE, HAROLD A.]
Moberly Weekly Monitor (Moberly, Missouri), Tuesday, April 13, 1915, [p. 1]
Funeral Held Friday. Funeral services over the remains of Harold Stone, the Moberly youth who was killed at Sedalia Inst week, were held from the family residence at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. W. A. Simmons. The remains were shipped to Hopkins, Mo., where interment was made yesterday

 

[TEEGARDEN, CLARA BELLE PENNINGTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, April 20, 1943, [p. 1]
Mrs. Clara Teagarden, about 90 years of age, formerly of Hopkins, died today at her home in St. Joseph where she had resided about twenty years.

Survivors include a daughter of California; a granddaughter, Mrs. Carl White, St. Joseph; a niece, Mrs. Elta Sims and a nephew, Jack Pennington, both of Maryville. Mrs. Teagarden was a sister of the late Charles Pennington of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
[Note: The last name is spelled Teegarden on her marker.]

 

[TREESE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1862-1932]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, December 21, 1932, p. 4
George Treese Dies at Home Here After Three Weeks' Illness
George Treese died at 10:50 o'clock Tuesday night at his home at 712 East Jenkins street. Mr. Treese who has for the past forty-eight years been a resident of Nodaway county, was born May 8, 1858 in Buchanan county. Just before coming to the Ravenwood community, forty-eight years ago, he was married to Miss Nancy Judd. They moved to Maryville fourteen years ago. Mr. Treese had been ill for the past three weeks with heart trouble.

The surviving relatives are Mrs. Treese, five daughters, Mrs. May McKee of Maryville, Mrs. Elsie Sharr of Pickering, Mrs. Mary Crenshaw of Parnell, Mrs. Hattie Smith of McAlister, N. Mex., and Mrs. Bertha Creninta [Correnti] of Kansas City; seven sons, I. A. Treese of Pickering; D. V. Treese of Parnell; R. L. Treese, Athelstan, Ia., W. M., Frank, C. A. and A. C., all of Maryville; twenty-three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
[Note:  Missouri State Death Certificate and marker have the birth date as 1862.]

 

[TREESE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1858-1932]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, December 22, 1932, p. 3
Treece Rites Friday
Funeral services for George Treese, who died Tuesday night, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas McKee, on South Dewey street. Rev. V. C. Clark, pastor of the First M. E. church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Orrsburg cemetery.

 

[TREESE, NANCY JANE JUDD]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, September 20, 1935, [p. 1]
Mrs. Nancy Treese Dies At Daughter's Home Here
Mrs. Nancy Jane Treese, widow of G. W. Treese, who had made her home in Maryville for the last twenty-two years, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. H. McKee, 117 South Dewey street. Mrs. Treese, who was 69 years old, had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the West Union church at Orrsburg by Rev. W. M. Wickizer, pastor of the First Christian church of Maryville, and burial will be in the Orrsburg cemetery. The pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Earl and Ernest Sharr, Bernard and Irvin Treece [Treese] and Elbert and Harvey McKee.

Mrs. Treese, whose maiden name was Judd, was born February 12, 1866, in Gentry County. About fifty-five years ago she was married to G. [eorge] W.[ashington] Treese in Gentry County. Mr. Treese died December 20, 1932.

She is survived by seven sons, I. [saac] A. [nsel] and C. A. of Pickering, D. [orsey] V., Ravenwood, R. [aymond] L. [loyd] of Athelstan, Ia., W.[illiam] M. [cKinley] of Wilcox, Clarence A. and Frank of Maryville; five daughters, Mrs. T. H. McKee, Maryville, Mrs. I. M. Sharr of Pickering, Mrs. Walter Crenshaw of Parnell, Mrs. Elmer Smith of McAlester, N. M., and Mrs. B. [ertha] V. Correnti of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Mark and Alva Judd; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Howland of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. Daisy Wood and Mrs. Kenny Vanderpool of Braymer, Mo., and Mrs. Eliza White of Windsor, Mo.; forty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

 

[VORE, CLARA J. VON KAENEL]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, May 20, 1969, p. 7
MRS. CLARA VORE DIES IN OKLAHOMA
Mrs. Clara J. Vore, 80, Hopkins, died at 4:30 a. m. today at a hospital in Tulsa, Okla., where she had been a patient the past four and one half months.

She was born Dec. 20, 1888, at Savannah, and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Maria Leiser VonKaenel. She was married Dec. 15, 1919, in St. Joseph, to Clarence Vore, who preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1966. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and had resided over 50 years in the Hopkins community.

She is survived by two sons, Ellis Vore, Kansas City, and Calvin Vore, Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Fred VonKaenel, Amazonia, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Martin, Mrs. Minnie Huffman and Mrs. Pauline Claridy, Savannah.

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

 

[VORE, RAYMOND LESLIE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, August 11, 1953, [p. 1]
Hopkins Vet Uses Shot Gun To Take Life
Raymond Leslie Vore, 25-year-old Hopkins community farmer, committed suicide about 6:30 p. m. Monday, according to Deputy Sheriff George Beverlin. He lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vore on a farm about four miles southeast of Hopkins.

Reports indicate the World War II veteran lay down in a barn lot, placed the muzzle of an old single-short 22-gauge shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger with his right hand. His left hand still was holding the weapon when he was found.

His parents thought he had left the house to do the evening chores. Beverlin indicated the reason for the young farmer's action is unknown.

During World War II Mr. Vore served in the navy. He was stationed at Guam for nearly a year as a seaman first class.

He is survived by his parents and three brothers, William, Hopkins, Ellis, Kansas City and Calvin, Oklahoma City.

The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Methodist Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. A. V. Gray in charge. The Glen Ulmer Post No. 386 American Legion, Hopkins, will conduct a burial service at the Hopkins cemetery. The body is at Swanson Funeral Home.

 

[VORE, WILLIAM ELDON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, June 21, 1965, [p. 1]
Hopkins Farmer Fatally Injured As Tractor Upsets
A native Hopkins area farmer and father of five children died instantly late Saturday afternoon when a farm tractor turned over on him 4 ½ miles east of Hopkins.

Killed instantly as his teenage son, Dennis, worked in a field nearby was William Eldon Vore, 44.

The elder Vore was operating not far from his son, when the tractor overturned in a 12-foot ditch. The son ran to the father, but the victim had been fatally crushed under the weight of the machine.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, two other sons, Larry and Clarence, and two daughters, Shirley and Carolyn, all of the home; and two brothers, Calvin Vore, Tulsa, Ok., and Ellis Vore, Kansas City.

Born June 3, 1921, at Hopkins, the son of Clarence and Clara VonKaenel Vore, who survive, he had resided all of his life in the Hopkins community. On Feb. 14, 1947, he was married at Olathe, Kas., to Virginia Kerns.

A graduate of the Hopkins High School, he served 39 months during World War II in the African Italian theaters of war.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Norman Lewis officiating, assisted by the Rev. Loyd Means. The American Legion unit will conduct graveside services. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

 

[WILDER, CYNTHIA ELLA MUSIC]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 9, 1931, [p. 1]
Hopkins Woman Commits Suicide Early Yesterday
Ill Health Is Blamed For Act of Mrs. James Wilder.
Mrs. James Wilder, age 70, who lived two miles southeast of Hopkins, took strychnine at her home between 9 and 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning and died soon afterward.

She and her husband were at home alone, when she got up to start a fire. Mr. Wilder heard her fall and got up to see what the matter was. Since Mrs. Wilder frequently had fainting spells he thought she had fainted until he found the empty strychnine bottle. She said she wanted to die when asked why she had taken the poison. Her son, Emmett Wilder, who lives in Hopkins, arrived before she died.

Dr. C. D. Humberd of Barnard, county coroner, was called and held a view inquest, making the report of suicide by taking poison and assigning ill health as the cause.

It had not been determined today where Mrs. Wilder procured the poison, Dr. Humberd said, but the bottle, which her husband found, had been on hand for some time. In preparation for the act Mrs. Wilder had laid out the clothes in which she wished to be buried and had divided her personal belongings to her heirs into bundles and placed them along the wall in the dining room.

She was born in Virginia, November 17, 1861. She moved to the Hopkins community about twenty-five years ago.

She is survived by her husband, a son, Emmett and a daughter, Mrs. See [Fee] Mathers, two grandchildren, Robert Wilder and Mrs. Susie Hopple, all of Hopkins.

The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home, conducted by the Rev. A. L. Garten. Burial was made in Hopkins cemetery.

 

[WILDER, JAMES RUSO]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 9, 1944, p. 5
Funeral Services for Hopkins Farmer Today
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Swanson funeral home at Hopkins for James Wilder, 82-year-old retired farmer, who died at 7:45 o'clock Saturday night at the St. Francis hospital. The Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor of the Hopkins Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Born in Tennessee, Mr. Wilder had resided in the Hopkins community thirty-five years. He had been in the hospital three weeks.

Surviving are a son, Emmett Wilder, Maryville; a daughter, Mrs. Fee Mathers, Hopkins, and two grandchildren, whom the Wilders reared, Robert Wilder and Mrs. Charles Hopple, Hopkins. Mrs. Wilder preceded her husband in death several years ago.

 

 

 

[WISEMAN, MARGARET ELIZABETH "MAGGIE" SEXSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, December 22, 1927, [p. 1]
Mrs. Maggie Wiseman, of Near Hopkins, Dies
Funeral Services Will Be Held at 2:30 O'Clock Tomorrow Afternoon at Workman Chapel.
Mrs. Maggie Wiseman, wife of Silas Wiseman, who lives about two and one-half miles south of Hopkins, died at 4:15 o'clock this morning at St. Francis Hospital. It is thought her death was caused by an intestinal ailment.

Mrs. Wiseman was 58 years old. She became suddenly ill Tuesday noon and her condition remained about the same until last night, when she grew worse. She was brought to the hospital at 9 o'clock last night.

She was born near Clearmont, and had lived in this county all of her life except seven or eight years, which was spent in Kansas. She was married about thirty-eight years ago.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Wiseman is survived by her father, J. H. Sexton [Sexson], who lives with his son, George, and eight children, Mrs. Everett Morrison of near Bedford, Ia.; Loren Wiseman, at home, Forrest Wiseman who lives near Hopkins, Mrs. Ralph Bradley of near Hopkins, Mrs. Elmer Mackey of near Bedford, Ia., Virgil, Leland, and Miss Esther Wiseman, all at home. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, J. W. Sexton, Fremont, Neb., Thomas Sexton, Sioux City, Ia.; George Sexton of near Clearmont, Ed Sexton, Barnard; a half brother, John Dooley, Maryville, and Mrs. James Edwards, Pickering; Mrs. P. D. Nicholas of near Burlington Junction; Mrs. H. Edwards, Maryville; Mrs. Ruth Brummett, Quitman; Mrs. Ellwood Shinabarger of near Maryville, and Miss Margaret E. Sexton.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at Workman Chapel.

 

[YEOMANS, FRANK F.]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, November 19, 1929, p. 4
Frank Yeomans Buried at Hopkins on Sunday
Burial services were held in Hopkins Sunday for Frank Yeomans, brother of Fred Yeomans of Hopkins. Mr. Yeomans died November 13, at Gary, Ind., of heart trouble. Funeral services were held in Gary Friday and the body was brought to Hopkins, his former home, for burial. The services at Hopkins were in charge of the Rev. J. Howard Thompson, pastor of the Methodist church. The body lay in state at the home of his brother. The deceased was 65 years old.