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Everett Herald - Mrs. Mary Christensen

Mrs. Mary Christensen, 45, died Friday evening at an Everett hospital following an extended illness. The family home is on route three Everett. She leaves surviving her husband, William W. Christensen of route three Everett; two daughters, Miss Etheleigh Christensen at home and Mrs.Wilma Smith of 3008 Oakes avenue; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Smollett of Mukilteo and Mrs. Victoria Gaeth of Portland, Ore; eight brothers, George and John Goralski of Mukilteo, Albert of Everett, Stanley of Tacoma, Lawrence and Philip of Perham, Minn., Frank of Carlsborg, and Edward Goralski of Bothell. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Challacombe & Fickel Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The Rev. Joseph Adams, paster of the First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Harold M.Hanson Sept. 25, 1950

Harold M.Hanson 46, of 1532 Rockefeller Avenue died suddenly at a Chicago hospital Saturday. He was born in Everett April 13, 1904, and has been a resident of Everett 46 years. He was very active in business starting the Crescent Service Station and the later years he was owner of the Willys Jeep Company here. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Everett, Alumnus Association of the University of Washington, Everett Chamber of Commerce, Normanna Lodge of Everett, Fraternal Order of Eagles No.13 of Everett and the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife, Ethyl M. Hanson, one daughter, Mary Alice, one son, David G. Hanson, all of the family home, two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Olson of 2411 Lombard Avenue and Mrs. Mable Stevenson of 2206 Wetmore Avenue and one brother, William C. Hanson of 1406 Broadway. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock At the chapel of Challacombe & Fickel.
Harold M.Hanson,1532 Rockefeller Avenue, long prominent in the automobile industry and active in civic affairs, died Sunday morning in St.Luke's Hospital, Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Hanson were in the Midwest to pick up an automobile. Mr. Hanson was stricken ill Friday evening. A graduate of Everett schools, Mr. Hanson for many years was prominent in Junior Chamber of Commerce and political fields. He aided in establishing the Crescent Service Station at Lombard and Everett Avenues, Which he assisted in directing for a number of years before withdrawing from the firm to devote his entire attentions to the Willys automobile agency here. Funeral arrangements will be announced from the chapel of of Challacombe & Fickel fallowing the arrival home of Mrs. Hanson and her brother-in-law, William Hanson, who flew east Saturday upon being informed of his brother's illness. The were due home today.
Huntingdon Co., PA Mrs.. Rose Eberly, widow of Frank Eberly, of 536 Pine Street, Hollidaysburg, died at 6 o'clock Monday morning, March 17, 1941, at her home, following a two weeks illness. Born at Loretto, September 16, 1865, she was a daughter of George and Josephine Flick. Members of the family include six children: Miss May and Miss Myrtle, both at home. Mrs.. William O. Harlin of Huntingdon, George and Edwin Eberly of Baltimore and Frank Eberly of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs.. Elizabeth Kaylor of Loretto and Mrs.. Joshephine Dorn of Altoona. Mrs. Eberly was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, Hollidaysburg. The funeral will be held from the St. Mary's church, Hollidaysburg at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Huntingdon Co., PA Simon Starr, lifelong resident of Shade Valley and the son of a Shade Valley pioneer, died at his farm home most unexpectedly, Thursday morning, March 20, 1941 after an illness of one month. His condition had not seemed serious and his death came as a distinct shock to his family and neighbors. At the time of death he was aged 75 years, 11 months and 13 days. Simon Starr was born and reared on the adjoining farm to his own where he spent many years. He was the son of Jacob and Mary (Gallaher) Starr and was born April 7, 1865. He was united in marriage with Mis Nancy Rebekah Silverthorn. She died 22 years ago. Mr. Starr was a faithful and devout member of St. Mary's Catholic church of Shade Valley. Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Jacob Starr, of Ohio; Roy Starr, Blacklog; John Starr, Mary Starr, and Grace Starr at home; Julia, wife of Jacob McMullen of Shade Valley; Annabel, wife of Hayden Whitsel of Hill Valley A number of grandchildren also survive as well as the following brother and sisters: Andrew Starr, of Ohio; Mrs. Della Krugh, Munhall; Mrs Chauncey Piper, Shade Valley; Mrs. William McMath, Shade Valley; Mrs. Jennie Adams, of Montana. Funeral services will be held Monday morning. After a prayer service at the home at 9 a.m. in charge of Rev. John A. Kerkoska, the body will be taken to St. Mary's Church where Solemn High Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Father Kerkoska and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery by Clark funeral service. Friends are being received at the home.
Mrs.Catherine (Yocum) Isenberg died at the home of her daughter, Mrs... Nannie Smith, of Sproul, Sunday morning, March 16, 1941, at 3:30 o'clock after a lengthy illness. Born near Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, September 18, 1860, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Yocum, deceased. She was married to William H. Isenberg, October 26, 1879 who died July 9, 1916. She has made her home with her daughter for the past 24 years. Three children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. Members of the family include one daughter, Mrs. Nannie Smith at whose home she died; three grandchildren, Mrs. Catherine Rush, Mrs. Madeline Thomas and William Johnson of Sproul, also five great grandchildren; two step sons, C. C. Isenberg of McKeesport and J. F. Isenberg of McGee's Mills; one half sister, Mrs. Harry Miles of Butler. Friends are being received at the home.
HELEN KNOWLER 1908 - 1999 SIGOURNEY - Helen Knowler, 91, of Sigourney, died Monday, Nov. 22, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney, the Rev. Vince Homan officiating. Interment: Bethel Cemetery south of Delta.
Mrs. Norah D. Turner August 12, 1950 Mrs. Norah D. Turner of 1912 Rucker Avenue, died at her home Friday evening. Her death follower an extended illness. Mrs. Turner was born at Kiltmauth, County Mayo, Ireland, March 17, 1875, and has been a resident of Everett for the past 40 years. She was the widow of the late Charles A. Turner who died in 1949. She was a past president of the American Legion Earl Faulkner Unit Auxiliary, also a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the John Wannebo Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, The Catholic Daughters of America, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Social Study Club. She is survived by one son, Charles P. Turner; a daughter, Cecilia Turner; three grandchildren, Winifred, Patric and Susan Turner, all of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs.Ella Pray of Smallwood, N.Y., and Mrs. Margaret Guiton of Boonton, N.J., and a brother, Charles Durkin of Seattle. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jerread's Chapel and will be announced later.

Mrs. C.A. Turner Dies at Her Home August 12, 1950 Mrs. Norah D. Turner, widow of the late Capt. Charles A. Turner and long active in women's affairs in Everett, died at her home after along illness. Born at Kiltmauth, County Mayo, Ireland, March 17, 1875, Mrs. Turner has been a resident of Everett for the past 40 years. She was a past president of the American Legion Earl Faulkner Unit Auxiliary, also a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the John Wannebo Camp, United Spanish War Veterans. she also was affiliated with The Catholic Daughters of America, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Social Study Club. Surviving Mrs. Turner are her daughter, Cecilia ;a son, Charles P. Turner, and three grandchildren, Winifred, Patric and Susan Turner, all of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs.Ella Pray of Smallwood, N.Y., and Mrs. Margaret Guiton of Boonton, N.J., and a brother, Charles Durkin of Seattle. Funeral arrangements will be announced latter from Jerread's Chapel.

Mrs. Anna Goralski May 6, 1940 Mrs. Anna Goralski, 68, died at her home in Mukilteo early Saturday evening. Mrs. Goralski was the widow of Frank Goralski who passed away in March, 1939. She was born in Poland, September 28, 1871, and had lived in Mukilteo for the past 28 years. Surviving relatives are eight sons, Stanley of Tacoma, Philip and Lawrence of Philip of Perham, Minn., Frank of Seattle, Edward of Bothell., John, George and Albert, all at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Christensen of route Three Everett, Mrs. Victoria Gaeth of Portland and Mrs. Anna Smallett of Mukilteo; one sister, Mrs Johanna Sink of Duluth, Minnesota; Three brothers, August Ceynowa and Philip Ceynowa, both of of Perham, Minnesota, and Anthony Ceynowa of Duluth and fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Catholic church in Mukilteo Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rosary will be said at the family home Monday evening at 8 o'clock and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Jerread's chapel.


TIPTON ADVERTISER PAPER CEDAR COUNTY, TIPTON, IOWA

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Adams Anna M. Golden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Golden, one of a family of seven children, was born Feb. 16,1859, in Cherokee, Penn. When a small child, she moved with her parents near Tipton, Iowa, where she received her education. On December 9, 1980, she was united in marriage to Charley Adams. They remained near Tipton for 2 years, after which time they moved to Faulkton, S. D., they lived for 9 years. Returning to Tipton, they spent the remainder of their lives in this community. To this union six children were born; Ira E. Adams of McGregor, Minn., Mrs. Grace Gilbert of LeClaire, Iowa, Mrs. Mabel Spencer, Mrs. Wm. Sherwood, Forest A. Adams and Guy P. Adams, all of Tipton. She attended various churches which were located in her community whenever possible for her to do so. Mrs. Anna Adams died suddenly at her home in Tipton on Friday, April 2, 1948 at the age of 89 years, one month and 16 days. Death was due to a cerebral hemmorage. Her husband preceded her in death on December 20, 1938, at the age of 88 years. Also preceding her in death were two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are 6 children, 21 grandchildren, a brother George of Superior, Wis., one sister, Mrs. Maggie Rosunan of Faulkton, S.D. and a number of other relatives and friends. The many friends and neighbors will remember her for her beautiful flower garden. Funeral services were held at the Wilson funeral home with Rev. Marvin Janssen of the sugar Creek and Red Oak churches in charge who used for his text the 19th chapter of John. Casket bearers were Rev. A. J. Wells, Lewis Atkins, Chester Sherwood, Wm. Rup, John Gilbert Jr., and Robert Sherwood.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Angel Mrs. John Angel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wickersham, was born in Saline County, Missouri, May 7th, 1861, and passed away in Tipton on Sunday evening, May 10th, 1936, after a severe heart attack. She had arrived at the age of seventy-five years. Her father died when she was a little girl. Her mother remarried. Mrs. Angel was married in young womanhood to a Mr. Davis. They had lived in Saline county, Missouri, until after her husband's death. On March 9, 1925, she was married to Mr. John Angel and they located in Tipton, living here ever since. In early womanhood she became a Christian and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church South and was very active in the church. When she came to Tipton she transferred her membership to our Methodist Episcopal church. She leaves to mourn her passing, the husband, John Angel of Tipton. She has two half-brothers, William and Cliff Hammond of Kansas City, and one half- sister, Mrs. Joe Settles of Sedalia, Missouri. She has three sons by her first marriage. They are Walter Davis of Marshall, Missouri; Harry Davis of Huntington, West Va.; and Ben Davis of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a good woman and kind, and she had many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Fred Wilson funeral parlors, with Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge of the service. Mrs. J. E. Chamberlain and Mrs. P.M. Hoffman sang two numbers. The remains will be taken to Marshall, Mo. For service and interment.

Tipton Adveriser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1946

Armentrout Albro Armentrout, oldest resident of Mechanicsville community, died at the age of 99 years, Tuesday afternoon, February 2nd, after a breif illness. A pioneer of the middle west, he had many characteristic adventures in his youth. He drove a four-horse team to Oregon in 1863, guarded by soldiers against the Indians, and two years later made his way down the west coast to Central America, thence by boat to New York. Born in Newville, Ohio, he was one of a family of twelve children born to Jacob Armentrout and Mary Henning Armentrout, who were born in Virginia. In 1847 the family went to Indiana, where they lived until 1853; when they came to Cedar County, Iowa, settling in what then was known as Mason's Groove, six miles south of the present town of Mechanicsville. In 1859 they purchased a farm on which Albro Armentrout resided until he moved to Mechanicsville in 1900. The year 1863 found Mr. Armentrout helping a neighbor move to Oregon. He drove a four-horse team hitched to a covered wagon. The joined about 130 other outfits, and in Nebraska they were given an escort of twenty soldiers for more than 400 miles to protect them against the Dakota Indians. It required four months and five days to make the trip. Mr. Armentrout remained in Oregon for two years, then traveled south to Panama. Mr. Armentrout moved to Mechanicsville in 1900 with his sister, Miss Annie, and their housekeeper, Miss Polly Hoover. Miss Hoover was employed as housekeeper in the Armentrout family for fifty-two years. Since her death Mr. Armentrout's niece, Mrs. Harry Trump, had been keeping house for him. Mr. Armentrout attended church regularly as long as his health permitted and except for his falling sigh; had been in exceptionally good health until recently. He was known and loved for his ready wit, his interesting stories and his generosity. He is survived by twenty-eight nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. George Northurft, pastor of the Methosdist church and the Rev. Phillip Van Dreege, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was made in the Rosehill cemetery.

Tipton Adveriser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year

Ayres Alfred A. Ayres of Wilton died Saturday afternoon after a weeks illness of pneumonia. He was born in Cedar county March 12, 1876, the son of Newton and Lucretia Ayres, pioneer residents. Mr. Ayres spent most of his life in this community. Surviving are two sons, Clifford of Mechanicsville, Ia. and Benjamin of Philadelphia, Pa., one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Proper of Monterey, Calif., and one brother, David Ayres of Muscatine. His parents and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffith funeral home in Wilton with Rev, C.W. Pfeiffer, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery. Pallbearers were T.P. Russell, A.R. Whitmer, Ferdinand Bloehs, L.C. Kiser, Frank King and Herbert Herr.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Baker Samuel Curtis Baker, 84, a former resident of Tipton, died Sunday in the home of his daughter, Miss Geneva Baker of Quincy, Ill., where she was a teacher. The body was in the Snider funeral home at West Liberty. The Rev. Clinton Frank, pastor of the West Liberty Presbyterian church conducted funeral services in the Snider Chapel at 2 p. m., Tuesday. Burial was in the Rochester cemetery with members of the Rochester Masonic Lodge conducting services at graveside. Mr. Baker was born in Rochester township, Cedar county, Feb. 6, 1864, son of William Baker, who came to Iowa in 1836 and Belinda Lindsley Baker. He was married March 1, 1893 to Nettie May Atkinson of Oskaloosa, Iowa, who died in November, 1932. He had been living with his daughter since 1939 and has been ill since last August. He was a member of Quincy Lodge No. 296, A.F. & A.M. and the Quincy consistory as well as of Kabba Shrine temple, Davenprot, and the Order of Eastern Satr chapter in West Liberty. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church Cedar Rapids. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Geneva Baker, with whom he lived and Mrs. Gertrude Steele of New York, N.Y. (1948)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Iowa Year 1949

Baker Charles A. Baker, son of Alfred C. and Amelia Baker, was born near Mechanicsville, February 7, 1884, and passed away at the Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, January 20, 1949. He had farmed for several years near Cedar Bluff and moved to Tipton in 1931 when he was married to Lois Hepner, who preceded him in death December 2,1940. He is survived by a brother, B. J. Baker of Mechanicsville, two nieces, Mrs. Ralph Pierce of Tipton and Mrs. Madge Robinson of Mechanicsville, and also several cousins, and a host of friends. He had been in failing health for a number of years but always bore his affliction with such cheerfulness that he won the admiration of all who knew him. Services were conducted at the Wilson funeral home Monday, Jan. 24th by Rev. Harold Kratzat, of the Evangelical and Reformed church, and interment was made in the Masonic cemetery. Art Hain and Mrs. J. E. Chamberlain sang selected hymns accompanied by Mrs. C. C. Crawford.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year

Bennett Services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Congregational church at Humboldt, Iowa for Mrs. Ellen Bennett, 49, whose death occurred Tuesday in Henry Ford hospital, Detroit, following an illness of several months. The Bennetts were recent Tipton residents during the term of Mr. Bennett as superintendent of the Tipton schools. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bennett is survived by two sons, Bryce of Newton, and Kent of Dearborn, Mich.; her father S. F. Boyden and a brother, Fred Boyden jr., both of Humboldt. Also a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hedges of Hedrick.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year

Boettcher John Boettcher, 80, pioneer retired farmer, died Saturday morning after a long illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. H. Stoecker. A native of Germany, he came to this country and farmed south of Lowden. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Stoecker, Mrs. Kate Baker of near Tipton; Mrs. Mary Curtis of western Iowa; Mrs. Martha Klahn of Cedar Rapids; and Mrs. Ludwig Klahn of Lost Nation; and Henry of Wheatland; a brother, Henry of Clarence. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Evangelical church, Rev. F. J. Abele officiating, and burial was in Lowden cemetery.

Tipton Adveriser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Bunker Herbert Lee Bunker, son of P.O. and Flora Jane Bunker, was born at Tipton, Iowa , August 30th, 1902, and died at Tipton, Ia., December 22, 1935, at the age of 33 years 2 months and 23 days. He attended the public schools of Tipton. During the World War he was one of a group of six students whose credits were high enough that they were given passing grades and permission to serve on nearby farms where help was needed so badly. He received his medal for this service from the United States Government at the age of 16 years. He was married to Elola Carson of Armstrong, Iowa, November 14,1921. To this union three daughters were born. Betty Jane, Jo Ann and Dolores, who with his father and mother and one brother, Raymond, and a sister Bertha survive him. There are many other relatives and many loyal friends. He was always kind and good to his parents and helped them in so many ways. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his parents on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Bunker Peter Obadiah Bunker, was born at Tipton, Iowa, April 27,1862. He passed away , after a prolonged illness, at his home in Tipton, March 9, 1936. He had reached the age of 73 years, 10 months and 12 days. He had lived his entire life in Cedar county. He received his schooling in what was known as the Rock Creek School . The earlier years of his life were spent in farming. He later moved to Tipton and for a number of years he served as sheriff of Cedar county and also as deputy sheriff. For many years he served faithfully as night watchman in Tipton, retiring from that position only about two years ago. March 3rd, 1881, Mr. Bunker was married to Flora Jane Williams of Tipton. They had lived together in happy married life for 55 years, just this month having celebrated their 55th anniversary. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Bertha, residing at home, one son Raymond who lives in Minneapolis, one grandson and three granddaughters, besides many other devoted relatives and a great host of loyal friends. Mr. Bunker was a kind and loving husband and father and a good neighbor. He was always ready to help anyone who might need his help. He had suffered a great deal during his illness but in it all he had maintained a fine high humor and was exceedingly patient and uncomplaining. He had expressed his desire to go and that he was unafraid of death. He keenly appreciated the loyal care given him during his illness and he greatly enjoyed his friends. "So live that when thy summons comes to joy The innumerable caravan which moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death. Thou go not, like a quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but , sustained And soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." Funeral services for Mr. Bunker were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home in Tipton with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge. Mrs. Forrest Frauser and Mrs. George Frauser sang two numbers. The pallbearers were Forrest Carey, Guy Willcutt, Henry Heuer, E. C. Gillam, Frank Witmer, and Harry Ripley. Burial was in the family lot of in the Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1934

Burge Mrs. Caroline Burge, pioneer resident of Cedar county, died at the age of 90 years at her home in Lisbon, Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m. She was born in Pine Grove, Penn., Dec. 27, 1844, the oldest child of John and Mary Zerbe. She moved with her parents to Iowa in 1857 for awhile at Maquoketa, then moving to Cedar county , finally settling on a farm about three miles southwest of Mechanicsville. She married to William Burge of Mount Vernon, a veteran of the Civil War, on Feb. 22m 1877. They farmed in the vicinity of Mount Vernon and Lisbon until 1891m when they moved to Lisbon. Mrs. Burge died January 11, 1907. She leaves one son, J. L. Burge, and three grandchildren of Cedar Rapids; also two brothersm Mason G. Zerbe of Los Angeles, and Lewis Burge of Omaha. She was a member of the Federated Church and Woman's Relief Corps. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon this week, in the Federated Church, Lisbon, and burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Burroughs John Wesley Burroughs, son of Thomas and Hannah Burroughs, was born at Delaware, Delaware county, Ohio, December 9th, 1848, and passed away Feb. 25, 1935, at his home near Tipton, Iowa, aged 86 years, 2 months, and 16 days. He was of a pioneer family of nine children and came with his parents to Iowa in 1854, at the age of six years, in a covered wagon, crossing the Mississippi River on a ferry boat at Rock Island. They settled on a farm four miles north of Mechanicsville which was their home until 1877. He was married to Martha Jane Long, daughter of Hiram R. and Barbara Long, at Tipton, April 22, 1857. ( error in paper) To this home which they established, four children were born; George R., John H., and Mrs. Ward Horn of Tipton, and Mrs. Mabel Wilkerson of Springdale. In 1877 they moved to Marshall county which was their home for many years. In 1899 they came to Cedar county which has been their home ever since, excepting one year in Howard county, Iowa. At the age of fourteen John Burroughs became a member of the Methodist church and his Christian faith was one of strong characteristics of his long life, always attending regularly, with his family, the church services , so long as his health permitted, taking an active part and giving liberally to the support of Christian work. He became a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Beaman, Iowa, about fifty years ago, remaining a true and loyal member of that order until his passing. His love and devotion to his home and family, his friendliness, his honesty and industry were strongly marked traits of character, and won him the respect and esteem of many friends wherever he lived. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved and devoted wife; his four grandchildren, Grace Horn, Mrs. Gertude Nevergall, Parker Burroughs and Marvin Wilkerson; tow great-grandchildren, Allen and Kenneth Nebergall; also tow brothers, three sisters and many other relatives and friends. Interment was Masonic cemetery, Tipton.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1953

Butterbrodt Ernest Fred Butterbrodt, son of Heinrick Butterbrodt and his wife Louise nee Kroemer, was born Dec. 10, 1873, in Tipton, Iowa and placed away at his home in Tipton at the age of 79 years, 10 months, and 13 days. He was suddenly stricken with a heart attack at his home Friday evening. He attended the rural schools of the Lowden and Tipton community when a boy. He was confirmed in the Evangelical and Reformed church of Lowden in 1887. In the year 1900 he was united in marriage to Carolyn Conrad in Lowden. To this union were born four children, Erwin, Alma, Mida, and Harlan. They started farming on the farm six miles east of Tipton, where they lived until 1939 when they retired to Tipton and their son Harlan took over the homestead. Mr. Butterbrodt was very active in the livestock business until just recently. He was also a director of the Bennett State Bank, which he served very faithfully for 33 years until Jan. 8, 1953, when he resigned. He was a member of the Peace Evangelical church of Bennett and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge of Tipton. Mr. Butterbrodt will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind neighbor, a true and honest friend, always ready to give a helping hand. His wife preceded him in death in January, 1947. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him. Those left to mourn his passing are his four children, Erwin, Alma, and Harlan of Tipton and Mrs. Henry (Mida) Twachtmann of Lowden; two daughter-in-laws; one son-in-law; five grandchildren, Lynn, Vaughn, and Rita Butterbrodt of Tipton and Dale and Larry Twachtmann of Lowden and one sister, Mrs. August Kammeyer of Clarence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 26, at 1:15 p.m. at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton and at 2: p.m. in the Peace Evangelical church at Bennett with the Rev. A. R. Bartell officiating, and burial in the Van Horne cemetery, Lowden, Iowa.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year

Carl Charles Preston Carl was born in Tipton, Iowa, May 3, 1868. A great part of his early life was spent near the place of birth. He married Margaret Ellen Moore, August 12,1897. In 1906 the family moved to California and settled in Hemet, where they lived for about 20 years. Here Mr. Carl was associated with the First National Bank and late with the Riverside County Mutual Fire Insurance Co., which he helped to organize. He last active years were spent in San Bernadino County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Mr. Carl is survived by his wife and two daughters, Margaret (Mrs. W. K. Burgess), and Ruth (Mrs. W. J. Rodgers); granddaughter, Nancy Rodgers and three brothers, Irl, Guy, and John Carl. Mr. Carl was widely known and greatly loved by many friends. Honesty , humanity and tolerance were his contribution toward making this a better world. The funeral was held at the Cortner Chapel in Redlands, California, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 12.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Cary Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cary, well known and highly respected Cedar county resident of the past 38 years, passed away at her home last Saturday, at the age of 81 years, 3 months. Elizabeth Ann Vicary, a daughter of John and Mary Vicary, was born near Exter, Devonshire, England, on November 2, 1852. Here she received her education in a private school. During this time she was organist in the Exeler Cathedral. August 14, 1879, she was married to Thomas Hardy Cary at Bridgewater, and in the spring of 1880 they came to the United States and located at Waukegan, Illinois. For the past 38 years she has lived in Cedar county, Iowa. Mrs. Cary was the mother of six children, one daughter passing away in infancy. Mr. Cary passed away September 16, 1917. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and was a devoted student of the Bible. Her favorite chapter was John 14. Mrs. Cary was much given to her home and found her interest there most of the time. Her death occurred Saturday Feb. 2 , at her home southeast of Tipton. She leaves to mourn her loss four sons and one daughter, James of Tipton; Sidney F. of Marion, Iowa; Harold T. and Alfred W., with the daughter Maud A. all at home. Beside these she leaves a brother, William T. Vicary in England together with nieces and nephews and three grandchildren in America, George, James Jr., and Sidney Sue. The funeral services were held at the late home east of Tipton on February 4, with the Rev. H.N. Poston offficiating. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery. (1935)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Chamberlain Mrs. Mary J. Chamberlain, one of the city's oldest residents, passed away Sunday evening about seven-thirty at her home on south Meridian street. On March 5th, this year, she would have reached her 91st birthday anniversary. She was held in high esteem by the family as well as the many friends she had made in this community. Mrs. Chamberlain had been in frail health the past few months and her death resulted from an attack of bronchial pneumonia which developed following a severe cold. She came to Tipton about 20 years ago from Oxford Mills, Ia. Mary Jane Thurston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Thurston, was born March fifth, 1845, in Genesee County, New York. She came with her parents to Iowa on January 17, 1864, was united in marriage with Joseph W. Chamberlain, a school-master, who was enlisted in the Civil War armies. At the close of the war her husband was one of those who had made the supreme sacrifice for his country's cause. One son, Will Chamberlain, was born to this union, Nov. 10th, 1864, in Jackson county, Iowa. Mrs. Chamberlain made her home for a number of years with her aged parents in Oxford Mills, Jones county, and Oct. 14tth, 1872, was married to William S. Chamberlain, a brother of her first husband. The ceremony was red by the Rev. J.W. Henderson, at Tipton, Iowa. In her later years she resided with her brother Ezra Thurston, at Oxford Mills, coming to Tipton about twenty years ago. Her parents passed away in the early '90s. her brother Ezra passed on Oct. 3, 1925, after residing in Tipton a number of years, and a brother William, who was also a Civil War veteran, died a few years ago in Bird City, Kansas. Mrs. Chamberlain had been an active church worker in her earlier years and was a keen observer of current affairs even to her last days. She was of kindly dispostition and generous with her love, devotedly ministering to the needs and comforts of others. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her son, Will, and wife, seven grandchildren, J. Everett, Forest J., Walter I., and Ralph R. Chamberlain; Mrs. Chas. Powers, Mrs. Dawson Powers, and Mrs. Forest E. Pirie, all of Tipton; and also six great-grandchildren, in Tipton, and one nephew Fred Thurston, residing in Bird City, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted at her home in Tipton, Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, the Rev. W. E. VanBuren officiating. Ineterment was made in the cemetery near Oxford Junction, Iowa. (1936)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Clements John Hugh Clements, a well known and respected farmer of this community, son of David and Louise Clements, was born on October 17, 1890 at Clementsville, Kentucky, and passed away at the Mercy Hospital at Iowa City on Tuesday morning, December 3, 1935, at the age of 45 years, 1 month and 15 days. He had been in failing health for the last two years. His early boyhood was spent in Kentucky. In 1910 he came to Iowa. On February 14, 1917 he married Delia Wehde from this community. He has been engaged in farming since that time near Tipton. He was a member of the Catholic church and took an active part in helping both his church and community. He was trusted, loved and respected by all who knew him. His readiness to help, pleasant greetings and familiar smile will be missed by his many friends. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Delia Clements; his mother, Mrs. W. D. Clements; five sisters, Mrs. A. Wethington of Beardstown, Ill.; Mrs. G. A. Montgomery, Mrs. J.O. Wethington, Mrs. T. W. Wethington, all of Clementsville, Kentucky; Mrs. Harry Wethington of Tipton; six brothers, Lambert of Clementsville, Ky.; Fladge and Clarence of Tipton; Kenneth of Lisbon; Leonard of Deerfort, Michigan; and Francis in the Navy; also many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. His father preceded him in death ten years ago.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Davis Effie Harriet Davis, oldest daughter of Henry H. and Hannah Andrews, was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Jan. 24, 1863, and died at her home near Tipton, Iowa, on Sunday, April 25, 1937, aged 74 years, 3 months, and 1 day. She came to Iowa with her family in 1868, and to Cedar County in 1869, and has ever since resided in this county. She was married to Joshua Davis on June 5, 1888. He died in January, 1912. Her parents died in 1909 and 1912, at Winterset, Iowa. Eight children were born to this union, six sons and two daughters. Roy L. died in July 1917, and Clarence A. in July 1935. The surviving children are: Forest W. West Liberty, Iowa, Harry A. in U.S. Navy ; John H. of Clarence ; Alford V. of Mechanicsville, Iowa ; Mrs. Elsie Backer of Elk Grove, Calif. ; and Edna of Mt. Pleasant. There are three grand-children, Ruth, Jimmy and William Davis, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis. She is also survived by two brothers Lewis H. Andrews of Clearfield, Iowa, and Arthur J. Andrews of Tipon ; two sisters, Ida M. Andrews of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mrs. Maggie A. Taylor of Winterset, Iowa ; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives. She united with the Methodist church at South Bethel in 1886, and many years since transferred to Red Oak Presbyterian church, in which she has been a faithful worker for these many years. Death came to her after an illness of a single day. She will be sadly missed in the home, the church, and the community in which she lived and served for half a century. Funeral services were held in the Red Oak Grove church, Wed., April 28, with burial in the Red Oak cemetery, Rev. Alyea officiating.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Coon Mrs. Kate Sproat Coon, who had made her home with her brother Chas. Sproat and sister Gertrude Sproat, the past several months, died Monday a short time after having suffered a stroke. Her sister, Mrs. Emma Reesse preceded her in death only last spring, there remaining now three of a family of twelve brothers and sisters. Mrs. Kate Coon, one of a family of twelve children, was born in Buena Vista County, Pennsylvania, March 24, 1867. She passed away at the home of her brother Charles Sproat, in Tipton, on Monday, February 25, 1935. She had reached the age of 67 years and 11 months. She had been in frail health for some time, but her death came as the result of a stroke which she suffered on Monday morning. The Sproat family came from Pennsylvania to Iowa in an early day. In young womanhood Kate Sproat was married to Fred coon, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1929. Mrs. Coon has lived in Perry, Iowa, for fourteen years where she has many friends. She was a faithful and interested member of St. Paul's Methodist church in Perry. During the last year she came to Tipton to make her home with her brother and sister. She leaves to mourn her going, two sisters, Miss Gertrude Sproat of Tipotn, and Mrs. Martha Bower of Sublimity, Oregon; one brother Charles Sproat of Tipton; several nieces and nephews; Herbert Hillegas of Greene, Iowa; Lee Hillegas of Chicago; Roy and Helen Hoover of Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Tess Schutt of Cedar Rapids. Short funeral services were conducted at the home in Tipton Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell and Rev. H. N. Poston in charge. The body will be taken to Perry, at which place there will be a service and burial will be in the cemetery at Perry, Iowa.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Crum Following a search started Wednesday morning for Dr. John Crum of Stanwood, he was found along a roadway Saturday after reported missing from his home for several days. The body was finally discovered and Coroner Gordon Smith of Clarence summoned to investigate the cause of death. Funeral services were held at the Sheets funeral home in Tipton, Tuesday, May 11, with Rev. Stewart of Stanwood in charge. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery. John Raymond Crum was born in Forest, Ohio, July 14,1888, the son of Alfred H. and Elnore Cook Crum, and passed away at Stanwood, Wednesday, May 5, 1948. Graduating in school there, he entered Electric Medical college in Cincinnati, Ohio, and completed his education at Rush Medical college, Chicago, Ill., practiced in Ohio, later coming to Iowa. Married Inadell Shillinglaw of Tipton. To this union one son was born, Dr. John David Crum of Los Angeles, Calif. His wife precded him in death 10 years agon. For the past 5 years he has been a resident of Stanwood, Iowa and was local surgeon for the Chicago & N.W. Ry. And carried on an office practice. He was 32nd degree Mason. Mr. Crum was married to Miss Edith M. May of Madison, Wis., June 12, 1946, at Austin, Minn. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, his son, one brother, Leonard Crum, 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Moell of Forest, Ohio, and Mrs. Forest Spear of Tipton, Iowa; 4 nephews, Dr. A. Harry Crum, Dr. Louis J. Crum, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Foster Crum of Forest, Ohio, Jack A. Spear of Tipton, and a niece, Dorothy Spear Barth of San Francisco, Cal., and many friends.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1934

Cryder Clara Templeton Cryder, daughter of E.S. and Elizabeth Templeton, was born at Sinking Valley, Pa., March 12, 1853, and passed away at her home in Bennett, Iowa on Sunday, June 16th. "Grandma" Cryder was one of the oldest residents of Cedar county. Her family moved to Iowa when she was a year old, settling on the farm still known as the Templeton place, a mile north of Bennett. Her father took the farm as government land and broke the land himself erecting a log cabin. He was a carpenter by trade and built many of the early farm homes in Inland township. She was educated in the schools of Inland township, attending first a school that her father erected across from his pioneer cabin. She was married to Edward Cryder, Jan. 1, 1874. To this union were born two children; E.J. and Mae. After their marriage Grandma Cryder and Edward Cryder started farming in Inland Township and later made er home on the Cryder farm east of Bennett 26 years ago. Her husband passed away in 1899, shortly after the silver anniversary of their wedding. She was lst of her immediate family though the oldest of her father's children. Grandma Cryder was brought up in the Lutheran faith as a child and was a life long devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her life was one of serene and beautiful Christian living. She was beloved by everyone as a choice friend, a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, The children are E. J. and Mae of Bennett; the grandchildren, Earl Cryder and Clara Cryder Wilkie; the great-grandchildren, Jean Wilkie and Allen Cryder. The funeral service was held at the home at 1:30 and at the Bennett M. E. Church at 2 o'clock on Tuesday with Rev. Ottis Moore in charge.

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Davidson Franklin F. Davidson, former Cedar county resident, who of late has resided at 1433 Third ave. S. E. Cedar Rapids, died at the hospital in that city at 12:45 a.m. Friday. Death followed a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1865, in Cedar county near Stanwood and received his education in the schools at Stanwood and Clarence. Feb. 5th, 1896, he was married to Emily Williams at Portage, Wis., who survives him. He had engaged in farming for some time and later became interested in the manufacture of machinery. He had been a resident of Cedar Rapids for many years and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian church of which he was a former trustee and while a resident of Tama was an elder in the Presbyterian church there. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Franklin W. of Rice Lake, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Crow of Girard, Wis.; Mrs. Henry Britcher of Clarence, Iowa; and Mrsl Mabell Elliot of Keene, Va. Two brothers, Charles and James, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Maley, preceded him in death. Breif funeral services were held in the Turner chapel at 10 a.m. Monday in charge of the Rev. J.R. McCullough with further services in the United Presbyterian church at Stanwood at 2 p.m. In charge of the Rev. J. R. McCullough and the Rev. Mr. Cottrell of Stanwood. Burial in the Stanwood cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Duncan James Alexander Duncan, the son of Samuel and Margaret Duncan, one of a family of 12 children, was born in Richland County, Ohio, July 11, 1850. He passed away at his home in Tipton on April 16, 1935, at the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 5 days. The Duncan family came from Ohio in 1864 and located in Cedar County, Iowa. This has been their home ever since. James Duncan was united in marriage to Sarah E. Goodall on January 11th, 18972, in Keokuk county, Ia. To this union ten children were born--five boys and five girls. Two passed away in infancy and two have later died. Mrs. Duncan passed away Nov. 10th, 1915. Mr. Duncan was then married on October 30th, 1919 to Mrs. Anna Sweet of Tipton. Surviving Mr. Duncan are his wife, six children by his first wife, who are Ben and Samuel of Tipton; Bert of Conesville; Albert of Muscatine; Mrs. William McCracken of Muscatine; and Mrs. George Yerington of Rochester, Iowa. Mr. Duncan has 2 brothers living, Mr. Henderson Duncan of Tipton; Mr. Jack Duncan of Omaha, Neb.; also two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague of Scranton, Pa.; and Mrs. Agatha Beach of Newkirk, Oklahoma. There are twenty-five grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and also a host of friends and neighbors who will miss Mr. Duncan. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal Church on Thursday afternoon, April 18th, at two o'clock with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell, minister of the church in charge. Mrs. P. M. Hoffman and Mr. Arthur Reeder sang two numbers accompained at the organ by Miss Laura Geller. The casket bearers were the sons and sons-in-law of Mr. Duncan. Burial was made in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Edler The many friends of Mr. Fred Edler were shocked at the sudden passing of Mr. Fred Edler this week at his home in Tipton. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. Mr. Fred Henry Edler was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edler, on February 9, 1881. He came to America from Germany at the age of 9. For a few years he lived in the Clarence, Iowa, community, and then moved to North Platte, Nebraska where he lived for 10 years. After this he moved back to the Clarence-Lowden community. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Emma Boedeker. Their entire lives were spent together in farming. Until 1935 they lived in the Lowden community and then they moved to the Tipton area. In 1946 they retired and moved to Tipton. He is survived by his wife Emma, three daughters, Mrs. Hugo Thoeming, Mrs. Oran Skinner, Mrs. Oscar Powell, and three sons, Fred, Myrl, and Edwin, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Five sisters remain, Mrs. Minnie Rankin, Mrs. H. Kohloff, Mrs. Louise Bauer, Mrs. Rober Mixell, Mrs. Henry Meyer, and three brothers, John, Henry, and William. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved. (1948)

Card of Thanks We wish to thank everyone who so kindly remembered us with cards, flowers, and calls during our recent bereavement. No words of thanks can ever express our deep appreciation.

Mrs. Emma Edler and Edwin Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Thoeming Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Skinner Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Powell Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edler Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Myrl Edler

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1952

Eichelberger Mrs. Robert Eichelberger was instantly killed Monday morning at 10:20 when she attempted to cross the track ahead of an east-bound train. She was thrown about 300 feet east of the crossing and her body very badly mangled. Elizabeth Mixell, the only daughter of John G. and Sara Barrick Mixell, was born March 14, 1879, in Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her girlhood. In 1902 she and her husband, Robert Eichelberger, came to Stanwood where she has spent the remained of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in 1943. She is survived by three children; Mrs. Addie Sievert of Des Moines; Mrs. Blanche Burgess of Stanwood; and William McCausland of near Rochester, from a former marriage and one step-son, Guy Eichelberger of Pennsylvania. Six brothers, John in Oregon, Robert, Harry and William all in Tipton and vicinity; Andrew of Anamosa, and Ambrose of Stanwood. She also has 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church in Stanwood, Rev. Gaide officiating. Interment in the Stanwood cemetery. Pallbearers were forest Tenley, Glen Tenley, Howard Tenley, Art Ropa, Carl Haesemeyer and L. W. Meyer. Flower girls were Mrs. L.W. Meyer and Mrs. Forest Tenley. (1952)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Eiselstein Last Sunday, January 19, 1936, Peter Eiselstein was summoned from earth to another realm. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Eiselstein, and was one of a family of eleven children all of whom excepting a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Werling of Hoffman, Minnesota, have passed to the mystic shore. Mr. Eiselstein was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, May 8, 1867. At the time of his death he had reached the age of 68 years, 8 months, and 11 days. April 5, 1896, he married to Clara Eichinger. To this union eight children were born, five daughters and three sons all of whom together with the mother, survive. The children are, Mrs. Dora Wade, Tipton; Mrs. Nora Rohbaugh, Tipton; Mrs. Grace Gerber, Bennett; Frank and Earl of Tipton; Mrs. Margaret Martin, West Branch; Lucile and Richard, at the parental home. Besides the relatives already mentioned there are eight grandchildren who will fondly cherish the memory of their grandfather. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Eiselstein continued to reside in Ohio until 1902 when they came to Iowa, where they have since lived. Mr. Eiselstein's vocation was that of a farmer, a calling which he and millions of others have honored and adorned by giving the best of their intellect and brawn in providing for the sustenance of the world. He was a member of the Manitou Lodge No. 8, I.O.O.F., and practically demonstrated the Friendship, Love and Truth which are the basic principals of the Order. Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Sugar Creek church, the Rev. W. E. Van Buren of Tipton in charge, assited by Rev. Otis Moore of the South Bethel charge. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery where Manitou Lodge conducted the ritual service.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1951

Fankhauser Betty Louise Fankhauser, eldest daughter of Kenneth and Velma Fankhauser, was born Oct. 31, 1936, at the farm home west of Cedar Bluffs and passed away on the evening of September 22, 1951, at the age of 14 years, 10 months, and 21 days. In the year os 1938, she moved with her parents to Tipton where she since resided. She has attended the Tipton public school and was a member of the sophomore class of 83 members. While in junior high, she became a member of the National Honor society. At an early age she was presented by her parents for holy baptism and in 1949 she was received as a full member of the local Methodist church. She has been a member of the junior choir of the church and of the Tipton High school choir. She was interested in 4-H and did out standing work in the 4-H projects. Betty was a lover of all that was fine and beautiful. She was highly respected by her classmates. And in return she proved to be a friend who was helpful, always finding the best in others, She was kind and thoughtful to her parents and family and will be greatly missed by them and by all who knew her for it is surely could be said that her life was as inspiration and her memory a benediction. Those who mourn her death; her parents, two sisters, Phyllis Ann and Darlene Mae, one brother William Lawrence, her grandmother, Mrs. Maude Fankhauser of Tipton and her great-aunt, Mrs. Leona Stahle of Tipton. Her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Haulshizer of Cedar Rapids; four uncles and aunts, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25th, in the First Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Leo G. Wolfe. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.

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Fankhauser Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Perry Chapel in New Hampton for Henry Fankhauser, 84, who passed away Saturday, June 8th. Reverend W. D. Spiker, pastor of the Congregational church officiated. Pall bearers were Raymond Boettcher of New Hampton; Donald Zipse and LeRoy Fankhauser of Waterloo; and Wilbur and Henry Fankhauser of Tripoli. Henry Fankhauser, one of six sons of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Fankhauser, was born in Clarington, Ohio, October 15, 1850. From Ohio he went to Twin Grove, Wisconsin where he was united in marriage to Catherine Deal, July 29, 1882. After a few years they came to Chicasaw County, Iowa, where Mr. Fankhauser was engaged in farming until increasing years forced his retirement from active labor. Mr. and Mrs. Fankhauser were the parents of five childrenm four of whom still survive; Albert Fankhauser of Muskeegan Heights, Michigan; Ed Fankhauser of Fredricksburg; one daughter, Laura, who died at the early age of twelve years; Ray Fankhauser of Waterloo; and Oscar Fankhauser of Tripoli. Mr. and Mrs. Fankhauser also made a home for a niece, now Mrs. Cora Peters of New Hampton who lost her parents early in life. He also leaves one brother, Sam and one sister, Mrs. Emma Thomas both of Clarington, Ohio. Mrs. Fankhauser passed away Novemger 8th, 1932. Relatives from a distance here for the funeral were Mrs. Thurman Fankhauser and son of Bennett, Iowa; Dave Palmer of Tipton, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fankhauser of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (Hampton Tribune-Gazette)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Farley Mrs. Myrtle Rae Farley, wife of W. C. Farley, who was Cedar county supervisor for six years, died Thursday at her home in Mechanicsville, after an illness of influenza and pneumonia. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Davis, she was born at Nevada, Iowa, August 25, 1885, and moved to Glidden, where she grew to womanhood and on Dec. 20, 1906 was married to W. C. Farley. One daughter, Pauline, who is now teaching at LaPorte City, Iowa, was born to them. The family resided on a farm about three miles north of Mechanicsville until about four years ago when they moved to town, Surviving are three brothers; Jesse and Pryor Davis of Glidden; Charles Davis of Carroll, and one sister, Mrs. Irene Scott of Mechanicsville. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. George C. Northurft, pastor of the Methodist church. (1937)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Fergeuson Oliver Seymor Ferguson, retired farmer and life long resident of Meville vicinity, was born in Pioneer township, 5 1/2 miles south west of Mechanicsville, July 2, 1863, one of eleven children of Claudius and Mary Ferguson. Mr. ?Ferguson was married to Anna Noalan April 25, 1886 and they purchased the farm where they made home until his retirement in 1916. After moving to Mechanicsville he visited the farm daily and was active until April 1934. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish here and a loving and devoted husband and father, a home lover, friendly and considerate of all. Thruout his lenghtly illness he was never heard to complain. His death occurred Friday night, January 25th,1935. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, three sons, James Claudius of Lisbon; Martin Glen of Mt. Vernon; and Lawrence Earl of Mechanicsville; three sisters, Mrs. Alice McKee of Crane, Missouri; Mrs. Emma Stader of Collings, Michigan, and Mrs. Irene Brown of Mechanicsville; six grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews. One son John Elmer preceded him in death in 1910. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Mechanicsville, Monday morning, Jan. 28, at nine o'clock, with Father H. Frencken officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Ford The host of friends were grieved today at news of the passing of Mr. Wilbur Ford, well known Tipton man for the past thirty years. His death occurred at 1:00 o'clock p.m. today at his home in this city, he was born Oct. 27, 1906 at Bennett, Iowa. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bertha Ford, two brothers, Hilbert and Herbert; one niece and two nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Tipton Methodist church. ( September 16, 1948)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Fraseur Almira Fraseur, daughter of Montgomery and Sarah Fraseur, was born near Tipton, Iowa, October 28, 1856, and departed this life at Elk Fakks, Kansas, February 25,1936, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, and 27 days. She grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to John Wesley Morton, at Tipton, Iowa, March 10,1881, where the two daughters Eva and Bessie were born, In 1885 they moved to Eureka, Kansas, where four sons, Harold E., Donald A., Raymond G., and Paul were born and where the family resided until March 1910, when they moved to the farm home near Elk Falls, Kansas, where she spent the remainder of her life. Her illness extended over a period of the last 18 months, and life slipped away so easily that it was a blessing for one so pure in heart, who has served so well and so faithfully during her life on earth. She joined the Methodist church at an early age in a little church near Tipton, Iowa, and lived a true Christian life. She lived a pure simple life like a beautiful flower, asking for so little and giving so much for her home and family which she valued above all else. Those left to grieve her absence are the four sons, Harold E. and Two boys of Los Angeles, Calif., Don A. and family of Eureka, Kansas; Raymond G. and family and Paul of Elk Falls, Kansas; W. R. Fancher, son-in-law and Phil Fancher, grandson of Wichita, Kansas. Three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Escher of Tipton, Iowa; Mrs. Hattie Bruch of Inglewood, Calif.; and Mrs. Emma Bonds of Upper Lake, California; one brother, Fremont Fraseur of Tipton, Iowa, and many other relatives and friends also will mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at Elk Falls, Kansas, Feb. 28th, conducted by the Rev. G. R. Lawellin of Howard. Interment was made in the Morton lot at the Elk Falls cemetery beside the graves of husband and two daughters.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Fredrick Mr. D. E. Fredrick, resident of Cedar county the past 71 years, was called by death last Friday, August 21 at his home in Buchanan. Daniel Eli Fredrick was born in Darke County, Ohio, January 11, 1863. He was the son of Daniel S. and Mary Marker Fredrick. The family moved to Cedar county, Iowa in 1865, where he has since made his home. He attended school in Tipton but made his home in Cedar Bluff for many years until 1912 when he came to Buchanan. He lived at Buchanan till his death August 21, 1936. Mr. Fredrick was married to Miss Mary Parrot on December 24, 1888. There were seven children, one of whom, Clara A. Fredrick , died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and six children; Catherine E. Marker of Buchanan; Norman E. of Buchanan; Gilbert E. of Tipton; Mary Ellen Brumagin of Buchanan; Carl E. of Tipton; and Ida Suson of Buchanan. Besides these Mr. Fredrick leaves one brother George of Arlington, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Mary Stout of Buchanan and three grandchildren , Mrs. Ruby Fredrick Curtis of Buchanan; Carl C. Marker of Buchanan and Geneva Fredrick of Tipton. After a short service at the home on Monday afternoon the funeral service was held in the church at Cedar Bluff with the Rev. H.N. Poston of Tipton officiating. Mrs. J. E. Chamberlain and Mr. Wm. Naber sang several selected hymns. Burial was in the Cedar Bluff cemetery.

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Garner Alice Grace Zuck was born August 5, 1872, at Shady Grove, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and died at her home south of Clarence, Ia., October 11, 1935. She was the fourth child of a family of ten. When she was five years old her parents, with five living children moved to Cedar County, Iowa, that being the year of 1877. She received her education at Harmony Point School and later attended Mt. Morris College in Illinois. While attending the college she accepted her Savior and was baptized, uniting with the Church of the Brethren. She was united in holy wedlock to Fred A. Garner on December 10,1895. Thus for forty years they traveled life's path happily together. God richly blessed them with the good things of life, in return for which they were ever gratefully mindful of all His Benefits. Having no child of their own, their parental instinct set their faces toward the orphange, taking Frank Fisher into their home when yet a small boy. They cared for him and were zealous for his well-being as if he were their natural born child. In return, he and his family have lightened the burdens of life for the foster-parents for many years and were especially helpful and comforting during the months of illness and final departure of the subject of this sketch. Mrs. Garner was a loyal and devoted wife, a splendid neighbor, and a most conscientious Christian. Her first interests were for home and church. She and her husband were regular attendants at the Pleasant View for more than forty years. For a number of years she was superintendent of the Sunday school as well as one of its teachers. She was deeply interested in every activity of the church, a liberal giver of time and money, never content with just her share, but always a little more. In the home and church, her irreparable loss will be keenly felt. She was an asset, also, to the community, always interested and active in everything uplifting. She was a member of the Prairie Flower Aid Society for more than thirty years, unstinting in its support. In addition, she was a regular contributor to the Children's Home at Council Bluffs. While she had a lingering illness that developed to serious proportions during the last five months, yet she was only bedfast about three weeks. During that time, it was a source of joy to her that scores of her friends from afar and near, remembered her with visits, flowers, and cards. She and her husband have spent nearly their entire lives in this community, thus being well known and having made a host of friends. She is survived by her husband, and the child of their care, Frank Fisher and his family, her aged father, and the folllowing brothers and sisters; Mrs. J. M. Wingerd of Pasadena, California; Mrs. Bruce Lash of Tipton, Iowa; Charlie of Cadillac, Michigan; John Q. of Flaxville, Montana; Alonzo B. of Waterloo, Iowa; Otto B. of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. H. A. Dorcas of Tipton, Iowa; and Mrs. U. J. Fike of Clarence, Iowa. An older brother Jacob Martin, died in infancy before the family left Pennsylvania. She is also, survived by a number of other relatives and many sorrowing friends. The funeral services were held at the Pleasant View church on Monday, October 14, 1935 at 2 p.m. In charge of Eld. J.D. Brower of South English , Iowa. Interment in the Clarence cemetery. The pall-bearers were members of her Sunday school class.

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Gates Mrs. Hiram Gates, of Downey, died early Sunday afternoon at her home following an illness of pneumonia. Before her marriage she was Elizabeth Cornwall, and her entire live of 73 years had been spent in the vicinity of Downey, Iowa. She is survived by her husband; Hiram K. Gaates, two children, Mrs. Alice Coxen and Chas. R. Gates; three grandchildren, Doris Jean nd Lorna Coxen and Evelyn Gates of Downey; also two sisters; Mrs. Alice Adams of Oneida, South Dakota and Mrs. Ella Pidd of Fairfield. The body was brought to the S. C. Snider Funeral Chapel, where it will remain until the funeral, which will be held Tuesdayat 2 p.m. from the Baptist Church in Downey. Burial will be in the Downey Cemetery.

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Gaul George Gaul was born July 5, 1867, in Meggs county, Ohio, and passed away at his home 5 1/2 miles northwest of Tipton, February 2, 1937, at the age of 69 years, 5 months, and 27 days. He was the third son born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gual. He grew to manhood in Ohio and was united in marriage to Lucy Pfarr in 1892. To this union were born five boys and one girl, Minnie who preceded him in death. The family moved to Cedar County, Iowa in 1901, where the departed farmed successfully on the place he has occupied since his arrival in Iowa. He became a member and elder of the New Olviet Presbyterian Church years ago. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, and five sons, George of Burlington, Iowa; Alba and Ernest of Tipton, Iowa; Ralph at home and Victor of Mediapolis, Iowa; also fifteen grandchildren and a host of friends.

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Gladfelter Albion Moses Gladfelter, son of Cornelius and Emeline Gladfelter, one of a family of ten children, was born February 24th, 1871, at Loganville, York County, Penn. He passed away in Tipton on February 13th, 1936, having reached the age of 65 years 11 months and 19 days. In his early boyhood he came with his parents and the family to Iowa. After a few years the family returned to Pennsylvania, but he remained here and made his home in this state. Since 1917 he has been living in the city of Tipton. August 25th, 1893, he was united in marriage to Sadie Jane Schell, who passed away on March 24th, 1929. To this union there were four children born, two daughters and two sons, all of whom are living. In 1908 Mr. Gladfelter united with the Free Will Baptist church at Mt. Zion. Upon moving to Tipton he transferred his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Gladfelter leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters and four brothers; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Baughman and Mrs. Bert Fulwider of Tipton, two sons, LeRoy Gladfelter of Tipton and Ralph Gladfelter of Cedar Rapids. There are also five grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Galdfelter were conducted on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Fred Wilson Mortuary, with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge. The quartet from the Methodist church, composed of Mr. Arthur Reeder, Mrs. J. Everett Chamberlain, Mrs. Forest N. Fraseur, and Mr. D. J. Kelley, sang two hymns. The pallbearers were Clair Willliams, Otis Barkhurst, Ed Williams, George Craven, LeRoy Farmer and William Makemson. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

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Godden Saturday, January 30, 1937, in the vicinity where she spent the greater part of her life, occurred the death of Miss Francis Godden. She was the daughter of Edward and Mary Godden and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 16, 1849, and therefore, at the time of her decease had reached the age of 87 years, 3 months, and 14 days. A few years after her birth the Godden family moved to Tipton, Iowa, which became their future home and where Fannie, as she was familarly called, grew to womanhood, capable, attractive and of generous disposition, loved by all who knew her. At the age of twenty-four she contracted a severe illness, from which she never fully recovered and which left a cloud over the remainder of her life, necessitating constant care by specialist and her family. In spite of this handicap she became a very proficient seamstress, and was there -by enabled to render valuable and skillful service in return for that given her by loving relatives and friends. A short time before her sickness she was converted and became a member of Christ's church thus gaining an experience and relationship that brightened the dark hours of her later life, and was a great comfort to her family. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Shiffer and Mrs. G. H. Cardell, both of Phoenix, Ariszona. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. E. Van buren at the Wilson Funeral Home in Tipton, on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

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Graft William S. Graft, Stanwood's oldest resident, pioneer of Cedar county and one of the most ardent early day advocates of good roads, died at the age of 88 years at his home in Stanwood Monday evening at 7:00 o'clock. He was widely known over Cedar county as a liveryman and hotel proprietor. One of the first boosters for improved roads, and persistent in his support of the cause, it is conceded that he did his full share in helping pull Cedar county out of the mud. His death followed a lingering illness. For fifty years Mr. and Mrs. Graft had conducted a livery and hotel business at Stanwood. Mr. Graft, a native of Ohio, came to Cedar county in 1868. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Sarah Van Ansdale of Kentucky. He began his business career in this county. Surviving are his widow, and six children, Jake and Mrs. Anna Holmes of Tacoma; Mrs. Alice Boyd of Downers Grove, Ill. Abe of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Charles of Mechanicsville, and Mrs. Hazel Mussig of the Stanwood community. Funeral services were held at the family home in Stanwood Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock.

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Hall Walter B. Hall, former esteemed and widely known Tipton resident, commercial agent for the Rock Island railroad, died at his home at 208 Park Court, S. E. Cedar Rapids, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Hall was born April 28, 1886, in Oregon. He came to Iowa when a boy and spent his youth in Cedar County. In 1883, he became associated with the railroad and held various railroad assignments before locating in Cedar Rapids in 1920. He was married Nov. 16, 1886, at Tipton to Ida R. Dickinson. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist church, Mizpah Masonic Lodge No. 639, Iowa Consistory No. 2, El Kahir Shrine and the Shrine band. The Rock Island 25-year club was named in his honor. Mr. Hall received his education in the Tipton schools. During the years the family resided in Tipton they made a host of friends who extend sincere sympathy in the hour of bereavement. Surviving are his wife, Ida R.; also a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Waiser, and a grandson Richard H. Waier, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Turner funeral home in Cedar Rapids, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with interment in the Cedar Memorial cemetery near Cedar Rapids. (1936)

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Hambright Ed Hambright of Wellman, Iowa, passed away at eight o'clock Tuesday evening, May 11th, 1937, at the age of 68 years and 3 days, following a sudden heart attack. He had been in good health practically until the time of his death. Funeral services are to be held at the Methodist Church in Wellman, on Friday, May 14, at 1 o'clock. Burail is to be made in Tipton where Mrs. Hambright is buried. Short services will be held at the grave. He was born in Scotland, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1869, and came to Iowa as a young man. He taught school in the rural schools of Cedar County and then engaged in the lumber bussiness in Tipton in the firm of Grassell and Hambright. He had been in the lumber business practically ever since, with the exception of three years on a fruit ranch in Colorado, where he went for his wife's health. He came to Wellman twenty-two years ago and has been a partner in the Gaerdner-Hambright Lumber Company ever since. He was an honest and able business man and acquired a wide circle of friends in the community. He is a brother of Bruce Hambright of Tipton. Other immediate relatives are a brother Walter of Cedar Rapids and three sisters; Mrs. Bess Grove of Berwyn, Illinois; Mrs. Cora Thompson of Chambersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Flo Yost of Washington, D.C.

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Hamilton Mrs. Carrie Hamilton,age 75, widow of Scott Hamilton, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest Rhoads, south of Mechanicsville. She was born in Kansas Oct. 18, 1860, daughter of John and Mary Campbell. Her parents moved to Comanche, Iowa, three months laterm where she lived until her marriage to Scott Hamilton Jan. 12, 1880. They located on a farm near Elvira, remaining there until 1903 when they moved to Stanwood. Her husband died in 1918 and for the last ten years she has made her home with her daughter. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church at Stanwood. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Claney of Broken Bow, Neb.; Mrs. Foster Miller of Indepedence; and Mrs. Rhoads; one son, Harry Hamilton of Chicago; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday with the Rev. W. C. Davidson of Somonauk, Ill., the Rev. Mr. Cottrell of Stanwood and the Rev. A. R. Osborne of Mechanicsville in charge. Burial in the Elvira cemetery.

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Hart Mrs. Lillian Pirie Hart was born in Cedar county, Iowa, october 1st, 1863, and departed this life at her home in Stanwood, Apri; 10, 1935, at the age of 71 years, 6 months, and 9 days after a lingering illness of a year and a half. Her entire life was spent in and around Stanwood. On June 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to Homer E. Hart. To this union there were born four children, three of whom preceded her in death. Her husband also preceded her in December, 1932. On April 15, 1894, she united with the Stanwood Methodist church, of which she was a most faithful and loyal member during these many years. She lent a willing hand to all that was uplifting in the community. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter, Mrs. Leone McCafferty who has cared for her during her illness; two brothers, Will Pririe of Stanwood and Alex Pirie of Santa Ana, Calif.; two grandchildren and a host of very dear friends. Her passing will leave an empty place in her home and in the community. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Stanwood, Saturday afternoon, April 13, at two o'clock, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. K.Delahooke. The pallbearers were J. J. Spear, H.J. Hart, C. C. Carroll, J.F. Boling, Geo. S. Findlay, and C. J. Long. Interment was in the Stanwood cemetery.

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Heick Funeral services for William Heick of New Liberty, who died Monday, May 24, in the U. S. Veterans hospital in Des Moines, were held Thursday, May 27, at New Liberty at 2 p.m. Burial was in Inland Cemetery. William Heick was born June 11, 1893, in Cedar Coounty. He received his early education and was a resident of Cedar county his entire life. In May 1918, he was called to serve in the World war, going first to Camp Dodge and then on August 1, 1918 he sailed for France, where he was stationed until May 1919. He served with Company L 130 Infantry, Eighty-eighth division. He returned home from the army June 11, 1919 and resumed his farming occupation. On September 17, 1919, he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Siemsen of Davenport. Four children were born to this union. In February 1929, Mr. Heick joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Heick became seriously ill in December 1936, and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Davenport. He was given two blood transfusions in Davenport. Mr. Heick temporarily quit farming and bought his family a home in New Liberty. February 27th. J. G. Engel, Clint Pollock, and Dr. E. F. Stephenson of Bennett, Iowa took him to Des Moines to the government hospital. Surviving are the widow, his mother, four children; Clara Bernice, Edna, Harold and Eloise, all at home and five brothers; Louis and George both of Tipton; Frank of Stanwood; Chas. of Bennett; and Henry of West Liberty; Three sisters; Mrs. Laura Mallick of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Alice Porth of Walcott; and Mrs. Pauline Wessona of Clinton; also survive. Pallbearers were Arnold Bartscher, Paul Hambright, Wm. Meewes, Arthur bachus, J. G. Engel, Dr. L.E. Bees.

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Henderson John G. Henderson, son of John and Mary Waugh Henderson, was born at Tipton, Iowa, August 16, 1865, of Scothish parentage, and died March 23, 1936, at the age of 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days, the result of a paralytic stroke. He was married to Loma O. Franklin, December 7, 1892. To this union seven children were born, John Evetette who died at the age of 21 months, and a daughter dying in infancy. He is survived by his widow and five children, Alton of Manchester, Iowa; Mary, Milton, Roland and Edith at home. Beside these he leaves one sister, Harriet E. Henderson also of Tipton. At the age of 21 Mr. Henderson united with the Presbyterian Church in Red Oak Grove. He was a faithful member and served as an Elder for ten years at Albert Lea, Minn. He enjoyed attending services as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Estherville where he joined. Mr. Henderson was assessor at Albert Lea for eight years and in all his dealings he was fair and honest and he came to be known among his neighbors as a citizen worthy of every confidence. He enjoyed a large circle of friends wherever he lived, who, with his family will mourn his passing. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church on Wendesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. H. N. Poston officiating. Burial was at the Red Oak Grove cemetery, the Masonic Lodge burial service being conducted by the members of Cedar Lodge No. 11 A.F. & A.M. of Tipton. A beautiful Knight Templar floral tribute was received from the Albert Lea, Minn. Chapter. Pallbearers were S. A. Milroy, Jas.Fullerton, and L.W. Davis of Manchester; W. R. Fields, Sam Gordon and Charles Ocheltree of Tipton.

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Hepner David Smith Hepner, was born near Arbana, in Champaign County, Ohio, March 5th, 1842. In that vicinity he received his early childhood training. When yet a young boy he moved to Indiana with his parents and there grew into manhood. When he was eighteen years of age he responded to President Lincoln's call for three-men, and enlisted at Knox, Indiana, with the Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry Regiment. He served in the Union army for three years, participating in some of the most prominet battles. At the end of his term of enlistment he received his honorable discharge at Chattanooga. At the close of the Civil War, Mr. Hepner came to Iowa and resided in this vicinity. On May 7th, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Morgan in Tipton. To this union were born six sons and six daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Hepner farmed here in Cedar County until year 1913 when they moved to Tipton. Mr. Hepner remained in comparatively good health in his last years, but his strength was gradually failing. He was confined to his bed for some time and finally, on Wednesday afternoon, February 12th, 1936, he passed from this earthly life into his eternal reward. He had attained the good age of 93 years 11 months and 7 days. Truly the words in the Book of Job may be applied to him; "Thou shalt come to thy grave in full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its season." His life was full. He will be remembered as one who served his country in a time of need, who helped preserve the nation. By acquaintances and family he will be remembered as a friend and a kind father. Mr. Hepner was preceded in death by his wife, who died on May 20th, 1926, and by four daughters and three sons. He is survived by three sons; Roy Hepner of Floyd, Iowa; Ralph Hepner of Oregon; and Darrell Hepner of Stanwood; two daughters Mrs. Abe Werling of California and Mrs. Chas. Baker of Tipton; eight grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. The funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon, February 15, 1936, with Rev. H. L. Gunnemann officiating. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery. The American Legion officiated at the grave.

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Hepner David S. Hepner, the last G. A. R. veteran residing in Tipton, answered the final summons Wednesday evening about 4:30 o'clock, at his hime in the southwest part of the city. He had suffered failing health for some years and had been unable to learve his home the last few months. It was at the time of Abraham Lincoln's first call for 'three-year' men that D. S. Hepner enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry. It was on Lincoln's birthday anniversary this year Mr. Hepner answered his final summons of his Lord and Creator. Mr. Hepner saw active service at the Shiloh and Corninth battlefronts in the Civil War. He often related that he was under fire all day at Stone River, because he was in a bend in the stream and could not get out. As a youth of 18 years, he began soldiering with Co. B of the 29th Indiana Infty., from Knox, Ind. He served for three years in the Union Ary and was also with the reserve troops at the battle of Bull Run. He was honorably discharged at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born at Arvana, Champaign County, Ohio, March 5, 1842 and would have reached his 94th birthday in a few weeks. Mr. Hepner came to Iowa in 1865 and engaged in farming. He lived in Tipton the past twenty-three years. He is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Charles Baker of Tipton and Mrs. Abe Werling of California; three sons; Darrell Hepner of Stanwood; Roy of Charles City, Iowa and Ralph of Coreyville, Oregon; also nieces and nephews and grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death in May 1926. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the late home with the Rev. H. N. Poston officiating. Interment was made in the Red Oak Grove cemetery.

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Herring Fremont Herring, son of Albert and Rachel Herring, was born August 31,1873, in Cedar County, Iowa. He was educated in the rural schools in the vicinity of his home. On April 26, 1901, he was united in marriage to Minnie Buchanan , who preceded him in death in 1921. To this union were born four daughters, Lucile Herring, Cecilie McEowen, Alberta Gaul, and Thelma Gaul, who precede him in death in 1934; also one son Maynard Herring. On January 31, 1929, he was united in marriage to Nellie Turner. To this union were born two daughters, Rachel and May and one son Fremont, Jr. Besides his wife and children he is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Alta Getty of White Lake, S.D. and Mrs. Ella Koppenhaver of Mechanicsville. Also three brothers, George of Kimball, S.D.. Curtis and Will of Mechanicsville, and fifteen grandchildren. Mr. Herring spent his whole life farming in the vicinity of his birth. He was kind and loving husband and father, one who never complained and was always ready to lend a hand to his neighbors. He was a supporter of his church. Mr. Herring passed to his eternal rest Saturday April 13th, 1935. Services were held at the home and in the Presbyterian church of Mechanicsville, Monday afternoon, April 15th, with the Rev. A. R. Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

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Hopp Otto Hopp was born on Jan. 15,1870 in Germany, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson of 430 Locust St., Davenport, on Friday Jan. 25th,1935 at 2:15 a.m., aged 65 years and 10 days. Mr. Hopp received his education in the schools in Germany and at the age of 24 came to America, going at once to New Liberty, Iowa, in 1894. He farmed in Scott county for 40 years, residing for the past 17 years in New Liberty. Mr. Hopp was a member of the Lutheran church and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 235 of Davenport. Mr. Hopp had been in comparatively good health until about a week ago and was seriously ill only 3 days. He died of pneumonia after a very severe attack of influenza. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson of Davenport; and Mrsl Marie Peterson and Mrs. Wilhamina Adler both of Germany. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Hopp was a quiet, friendly man, industrious and frugal, a lover of farm life. *Asleep in Jesus Blessed Sleep From which none ever wakes to weep A calm and undisturbed repose Unbroken by the last of foes.

Funeral services were held Monday at Runge Funeral Parlor at Davenport, the Rev. Otis Moore of South Bethel officiating.

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Horn John Horn , age 86, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Oyler, in Downey. He had been in falling health for some years. Since the death of his wife October 3,1934, he had resided with his daughter and family. He was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1850, the son of Henry and Maria Ann Horn, and when a small child came with his parents to Cedar County, settling near Tipton Oct. 14, 1875. He was united in marriage with Sarah Ross, of near Tipton. After 43 years of farming her retired and moved to West Liberty. Surviving are three daughters and one son; Mrs. Allie Millett of Ames; Mrs. Alvah Pearson of Pomona, Calif.; and Mrs. Homer Oyler of Downey; Frank Horn of West Liberty. Funeral rites were held today at 2:00 p.m. with the interment in the Oak Ridge cemetery. ( 1937)

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Ingram Mrs. Fredrick M. Ingram, 75, died at her home in Tama, Monday May 18, after a long illness. As Katherine Elizabeth Gary, daughter of William and Rebecca Gaumer Gary, she was born April 25, 1861, in Wellsburg, Pa. When she was 6 years old, she came with her parents to Iowa and the family settled on a farm in Tama county. She married Fredrick Ingram December 22, 1882. Three years ago they observed their golden wedding anniversary. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Ingram lived on a farm in Cedar county two years, then moved to Tama county and lived on farms in Highland township for about twenty years. After two years of residence in Montour, they moved to Tama in 1915 to make their home.

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Jones Funeral services for Cyrus Jones, 72 years of age, who died Friday, were held Saturday from the S. C. Snider mortuary at West Liberty. The Rev. Glen Albro, of the Atalissa Christian Church preached the funeral sermnon. Mr. Jones was the step-son of Mrs. Lizzie Jones of West Liberty, and in his boyhood lived in Atalissa, although for a number of years he had lived in Chicago, where he died Friday. Pallbearers were Elizy Lundy of West Liberty; Charles Jones of Chicago; Paul Jones and Fay Jones of Cedar Rapids; Bert Kline of Atalissa, and Fred Kauffman of Moscow. Burial was in the Overman Cemetery at Atalissa.

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Keller Russell Perkins Keller, son of George and Catherine Stottler Keller, one of a family of five boys, was born in Somerset, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1859. He passed away suddenly at his home in Tipton on Thursday, January 30, 1936. He had reache the age of 76 years 3 months and 6 days. He grew up to young manhood in Pennsylvania and in 1882 came to Iowa. He lived in Tipton until the time of his passing. He was married in 1892 to Margaret Arnburg and to this union one daughter was born. Mr. Keller worked with his brother as a plasterer for many years. Then for the last several years he had worked in local grocery stores. Mr. Keller leaves to mourn his passing, Mrs. Keller, the daughter, Mrs. Carl Stahler of Davenport, a grandson who just graduated from high school; a brother, Mr. A. G. Keller of Tipton; and many good friends and neighbors, doing many deed of kindness for those about him. "But once I pass this way, And then --no more. But once---and then the Silent Door Swings on its hinges--- Opens---closes---and no more I pass this way. So while I may with all my might, I will essay sweet comfort and delight To all I meet upon the Pilgrim Way

For no man travels twice The Great Highway That climbs through Darkness up to Light --through Night To Day." John Oxenham Funeral services for Mr. Keller were conducted from his late home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge. Mrs. P.M. Hoffman and Mrs. Everett Chamberlain sang two numbers, unaccompained. The pallbearers were Will Geller, Sid Cook, Walter Shaffer, John Ferguson, Forrest Cary, and Grant Carl. Burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery, near Tipton.

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Lamb Mrs. Charles Lamb, 80, died Friday at 6:20 p.m. at her home in West Liberty, Iowa. She was born September 27, 1864 in Belmont county, Ohio, and married Samuel McGlaughlin in 1871 at Harrisville, Ohio. They came to Iowa in 1881 and lived for many years on a farm near Atalissa. Later they moved to a farm two miles north of West Liberty where they lived until Mr. McGlaughlin's death in 1918. In 1921 she married Charles Lamb of Atalissa. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Floricutural society. Surviving are the husband, one stepson, Dr. Leonard Lamb of California; and a niece, Mrs. Ed Buckman of West Liberty.

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Lehman Hannah Mae Howard, daughter of George and Rebecca Howard, was born October 6, 1873 at Plato, Iowa, and died at the home of her daughter near West Branch, Iowa, May 10, 1936, at the age of 62 years and 7 months and 4 days. Her life was spent in the vicinities of Cedar Bluff, Buchanan and Osage with the last sixteen years at West Branch. On April 26, 1893, she was united in marriage to Norman Jacob Lehman. To this union three children were born, Clarence Lehman and Mrs. Loma Williams of West Branch; and Dorothy Grace, who died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death March 24, 1935; also one brother, Fred Howard who died March 22, 1926. She was baptised in the Christian Church of Buchanan, Aug. 28, 1904. Besides her son and daughter, she leaves to mourn her loss, one brother, Robert Howard; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Sailor, Miss Ethel Howard of West Branch and Mrs. JosephineHessel of Garnavilla, Iowa; two grandchildren, Norman Williams and Dorothy Mae Lehmann, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Lehman was a good mother, kind friend and neighbor, who will be missed by those who live to cherish her memory. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon May 13, at the Buchanan Church conducted by the pastor Walter A. Martin. Mrs. W. B. Gerlits and Mrs. Bertha Branson sang two hymns. Interment was in the Woodbridge cemetery.

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Long W. A. Long, a local contractor and brick mason the past several years, passed away at his home in Tipton last Thursday evening. Willy Allan Long was born in Valleyview, Cook County, Texas, October 8, 1881, the son of Mr, and Mrs. G. A. Long. He spent his childhood days in that vicinity and there received his education in the public schools. Some years later he moved to Kansas, having lived also in various other states. While in Kansas he was united in marriage to Miss Etta Carl, on Feb. 19th, 1907. To this union were born six children, Ruth, Dorothy, Lucille, Victor, Elwyn and Elaine. In the year 1908, by the grace of God, Mr. Long was baptized and became a member of the Christian church. In the year 1913 the family moved to Tipton where they have since lived. In this city he was well known as an expert mason. Mr. Long passed suddenly from this life on the evening of Dec. 26, 1935, having attained the age of 54 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his father, one sister, and three brothers. He is survived by his mother now Mrs. W. M. Rogers of Laurel, Montana; his wife, Mrs. Etta Long, four daughters, Mrs. J.J. Matthews of West Liberty; Mrs. Francis Specht of Rapid City, S.D.; Livile and Elaine and two sons Victor and Elwyn, all of Tipton; a step-father, Mr. W. m. Rogers, two sons-in-law, J. J. Matthews and Francis Specht; two grandsons, John and Ronald Matthews; two aunts and three uncles in Kansas and one uncle in Illinois; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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Martens Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Martens, who died Saturday morning, March 7th following a year's illness were held from the home on Monday March 9th, the Rev. Newgard of Wilton Jct. Officiating. Interment was made in Masonic cemetery. Anna B. Edomm was born in Danzig, Germany, Dec. 28, 1867. She came to America at the age of 6 years, and lived in Scott county near Blue Grass, Iowa for 12 years then coming to Cedar county. She was united in marriage to Mr. Henry M. Martens on Dec. 21, 1886. They resided on a farm near Wilton for 15 years, then moving to a farm in Cedar county, two miles southwest of Tipton, where they lived for 34 years. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, and ten children. They are William J. of Colorado; Albert of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Dora Gladfelter of Tomahawk, Wis.; Mrs. Margaret Kite of Walnut, Iowa; Mrs. Fredia Bowman of Wilton Jct., Iowa; Harry of Davenport; Mrs. Thelma Griffin of Moline, Ill.; Edward of Wilton; Lester at home and Norwin of near Tipton. There are also 23 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Schroeder of Worthington, Minn; three brothers, Irwin of Minnesota; Herman of Texas; and John of Davenport, Iowa. Preceding her in death were two sons and three grandchildren. (1936)

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Mather Mary Knudson Mather (Mrs. Charles E.) a resident of Springdale since 1883 passed away at the Chicago Memorial Hospital, April 18, 1936. Mary Knudson was born near Yorkville (Kendall county) Illinois, July 4, 1860, daughter of Martha and Andrew Knudson. In 1876 she attended the music concervatory of Northwestern College at Naperville, Uillinois. On Feb. 15, 1883 she was married to Charles Evans Mather of Springdale, Iowa, and started married life in the house at Springdale which has been her home continuously for 54 years. Here with her husband she reared a family of 5 sons and found time to take an active part in civic and church work. Both she and her husband wee champions of the good schools which have been significant in Springdale, for sixty years. Mrs. Mather's special talent of music was shared with the community and throughout her time in Springdale she has sponsored worthwhile musical activities.. For many more than two generations many of the children in the community received their first Sunday School instructions in her class. She had a keen interest in the Self Culture Club and other community organizations. Both as a mother and as a citizen her work, her character and her whole life contributed much to the advancement of a community and the well being of who knew her. Since the death of her husband in 1917 she has continued to maintain her home in the community which she loved with the true devotion of a good citizen. She frequently visited her sons, but always said she owed it to the tradition of Springdale to maintain her home there. The past winter she spent at the home of her son William in Chicago, where tow other sons, Glenn and Ralph, visited her frequently. She was preparing to return to Springdale for her garden when on Easter Sunday the day before her departure, she was stricken with pneumonia and ordered to the hospital. Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Christian of Scranton, Iowa; and Mrs. Ellen K. Mather of Springdale; and a half-sister , Mrs. Anna K. Munson of Buckingham, Illinois; five sons, Edward K. of Mitchell, S. Dak.; Ralph J. of St. Paul, Minn.; C. Glenn and William J. of Chicago; and Kenneth A. of Berkley, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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McGraw James McGraw, 79, pioneer Cedar county farmer, died Saturday in a Mt. Pleasant hospital where he had been taken a few days before. Mr. McGraw had been a resident of Cedar county since 1866, farming near Mechanicsville until a year ago when he moved to Lisbon. He was born in Glen Falls, N.Y. In 1920 he was married to Nora Watson who survives with a brother, Robert. Funeral services were held at the Horner Chapel in Mechanicsville Tuesday at 2:30 with the Rev. M. W, McKinley in charge. Burial in Rosehill cemetery.

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Maytag Fredrick L. Maytag of Newton, Iowa died at Beverly Hills, California, on Friday, March 26th, at the age of 79 years. The most notable figure in the washing machine industry, Mr. Maytag was until very recently active in the business which bears his name. While Mr. Maytag made many generous gifts during his lifetime to institutions in his home city of Newton, and elsewhere, his greatest contribution to humanity was his washing machine, because of the service it has rendered in lightening the burdens of millions of housewives throughout the country. At the age of nine, F. L. Maytag journeyed from Illinois to Iowa, trudging barefooted most of the way beside a prairie schooner. At that time Newton had but 1,500 population. Today it is known as the washer center of the world and has a population of more than 12,000. In addition to the extensive Maytag factory which employs approximately 2,000 people, the city of Newton enjoys many improvements which were made possible largely through the gifts of Mr. Maytag.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1944

Meiers John Sidney Meiers, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Meiers, was born November 25, 1919, at Big Rock, Iowa. In recent years his home had been in Tipton community. He was inducted into the service of his country January 24, 1942, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and went overseas where he saw active service in several engagements. He was killed in action at St. Lo, France, on August 2, 1944. He is survived by his father, John C. Meiers of Durant, Iowa; four brothers and one sister, Fredrick Meiers of Oceanside, Calif.; Edward Meiers of Stanwood, Iowa; LeRoy Meiers of Tipton, Iowa; Ardel Meiers of Tipton; Mrs. James Kessler of West Branch, Iowa. His mother passed away a few weeks ago. Funeral services was held at the Sheets funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15th, the Rev. Leo G. Wolfe, pastor of the Tipton Methodist Church officiating. Military service was conducted at the graveside by the members of the local American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1949

Meyer Mrs. Louie Meyer, nee Lena Haesemeyer, was born Sept. 17, 1868 at Musleringen, Hanover, Germany to Fredrick and Wilhelmina Haesemeyer, nee Busching. Feb. 27, 1892, she was united in marriage with Louie Meyer at Clarence, and this union was blessed with seven children. In 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Meyer were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Meyer passed away on May 28, 1949. The hospitality of the Meyer home has always been extended to many, especially to those who came from Germany, to make their home in this community. Mrs. Meyer entered into rest on Friday evening, Oct. 23, 1953, having reached the age of 85 years, 1 month, and 6 days. She was a member of St. John's church, the Women's Guild, and charter member of the Frauenverein. Mrs. Meyer is survived by the following children; Pauline Meyer of Stanwood; Herbert F. Meyer of Cedar Rapids; Alfred F. Meyer of Stanwood; Elmer H. Meyer of Clarence; Louie W. Meyer of Stanwood; Wilhelmina Hartog of Tipton; four grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Reinking and Mrs. Louie Goldsmith both of Clarence; one brother, Henry Haesemeyer of Stanwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant daugher, Bertha, and one brother. Services were held Monday, Oct. 26, 1953, at St. John's church, Clarence, the Rev. E.J. Bowers officiating. Interment at the Clarence cemetery.

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Milligan Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Tipton, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs. F. H. Milligan, who passed away January 23, at her home in California. The body was brought to Tipton this week for interment in the Masonic cemetery by the side of her husband who passed away five years ago. Rev. H.N.Poston conducted the service. Sarah Amanda Irvine Mulligan was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1853. She was one of thirteen children. Her death occurred on January 23, 1935, at the home of her daughters, Mrs. W. W. Little and Miss Flora Mulligan in Long Beach, California, where she made her home for the past ten years. On December 25, 1877 she married Frank Hawkins Mulligan in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and with him came to Tipton, Iowa where they lived on their farm east of Tipton until their retirement in 1898. Mr. Mulligan passed away August 2, 1929. Mrs. Mullingan had been a member of the Presbyterian church all her life and a memver of the Tipton church since March 2, 1884. She was active in all religious movements. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Clark of Tipton, Miss Flora I. Mulligan and Mrs. Mary B. Little of Long Beach, California; Miss Grace M. Mulligan of Crawfordsville, Indiana; and one son, Alexander S. Mulligan of Tucson, Arizona; two granddaughters, Miss Louise M. Mulligan of Tucson, Arizonia; and Mrs. Lucile M. Kucheman of Akron, Ohio; and one great-grandson, Clark. Besides these one brother and three sisters survive, one being Mrs. Elizabeth Bixler, who lives in Tipton with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wingert.

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Mitchell Charles McClellan Mitchell, age 75, died late Saturday afternoon in a Cedar Rapids hospital, following a lingering illness. He was born in Pennsyivania, May 4, 1860, the son of Eli and Cynthia Mitchell. Two years later the family moved to a farm near Clarence in which community Mr. Mitchell resided until he retired in 1900. He was married to Sarah Mathews Mitchell on Fed. 22, 1883, at Lowden. Upon retiring, they moved to Spencer, Iowa, and in 1902 they moved to Cedar Rapids coming from there to Mechanicsville in 1913, and had resided here since. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. Lodge at Cedar Rapids. Surviving are his wife, two sons, W.F. and F.E. Mitchell of Waubeek, Iowa; two brothers, Frank and P.T. Mitchell of Cedar Rapids, and two grandchildren, Gordon and Max Mitchell of Waubeek. Funeral services were held in the Mechanicsville Presbyterian church Tuesday, with Rev. Arthur R. Osborne officiating, assisted by Rev. E. Winslow Brown of Cedar Rapids. Burial was made in the family lot in the Masonic cemetery at Tipon.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1953

Moffit William Moffit, Sr., 70, of 743 Grant St. Bettendorf, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 21 st at the Davenport St. Luke's hospital following an illness of the past year. He had farmed a number of years at Argo and LeClaire before retiring and moved to Bettendorf eleven years age. Born in Cedar county, March 7, 1883, he married Stella Wilson, Dec. 22, 1909, in LeClaire. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church at Argo and a charter member of the farm bureau. Survivors include his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Esther Schumacher of blue Grass; Mrs. Eba Sauer of Buffalo; and Mrs. Ethel Holst of LeClaire; two sons, William Jr. and John both of LeClaire; one sister, Mrs.Ethel Bagley of Los Angeles, four brothers, T. C. and James Moffit of Tipton; Frank of Stanwood; and Robert of Elgin, Ill., and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services was conducted Friday, Oct. 23rd,1953. Interment was made in the cemetery at LeClaire, Iowa.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Nephew Funeral services for Thos. R. Nephew, of Tipton, were held Tuesday afternoon, May 18, at 2"00 o'clock in the Sheets funeral home conducted by Rev. Leo G. Wolfe. Interment was in the Masonic cemetery near Tipton. Thomas Robert Nephew, son of Peter and Louise Nephew, was born October 31,1878, in Pennsylvania, and passed away May 17, 1948 at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 16 days. When only a small boy, he moved with his uncle from Pennsylvania to the state of Iowa. Here he made his home with the J. W. Gray family of Springdale, Iowa. In the year of 1900 he was united in marriage to Stella Barkhurst, who preceded him in death in the year of 1926. This young couple established their home near Springdale. To this union five children were born. After spending a number of years in the Springdale vicinity, he moved to the Hebron neighborhood and later in the year of 1930 he moved to Tipton where he was employed by the Iowa Highway commission. On March 5, 1935, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Nell Hegarty. Those who mourn the death of Mr. Nephew are his wife, Mrs. Nell Hegarty; his five children, Harry of Tipton, William of Muscatine, Mary Krummel of Bennett, Anna Wilke of Moline, Ill., and Ruby Shank of Iowa City; also one step-daughter, Betty Drager, and twelve grandchildren, beside many friends. The casket bearers were Russell Rhoads, Paul Richards, Harry Overman, Henry Ohlinger, Foster Maxon and Elwood Hemingway.

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Poole Mrs. Peter M. Poole, former resident of Tipton and Cedar Rapids, better remembered to many Tipton friends as Mrs. Alex Moscrip, passed away very suddenly Sundy Morning, January 9, at her home in Backoo, North Dakota. She had been in ill health a number of years. Her sudden death was the result of shock when Mr. Poole was taken seriously ill last Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Cavalier, North Dakota, Thursday, January 13th, the remains to be placed in a receiveing vault and interment to be made at Tipton in the late Spring. Catherine Elizabeth Moscrip Poole was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on April 29th, 1868, the daughter of Peter and Aquilla Walter, and later moved with her parents to Tipton, Iowa., where she grew to womanhood and was married to William A. Moscrip. To this union five children were born, four of whom survive her; Mrs. Blanche Shauland of Averdeen, South Dakota; Mrs. Nora Larkin of New York, N. Y.; Mr. Vernon Moscrip of Cavalier, North Dakota; Mr. Walter Moscrip of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1901, Mr. Moscrip was killed in a train accident in Mechanicsville, Iowa. In October 1907, Mrs. Moscrip married Peter M. Poole and they lived most of the remainder of her live at Backoo, North Dakota, where Mr. Poole is an auctioneer. Mrs. Poole is also survived by her husband, Mr. Poole, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Poole of Rising City, Nebraska; two brothers; James Walter of Tipton, Iowa and Frank Walter of Portland, Oregon.

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Reiger Funeral services were held on Saturday at the home for William Reiger who passed away Thursday at Lisbon, Iowa. He was the son of John and Anna Reiger, born on a farm northeast of Lisbon, April 1, 1871. February 8, 1899 he was married to Mamie E. Fisher at Lisbon. Surviving are his widow, and four daughters, Helen Emerson, Mrs. Margaret Capper of Lisbon; Mrs. Harriett Kynett of Clinton; Miss Eleanor Reiger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four brothers, Mathias of Springville; Charles of Waubeek and Andrew and John of Lisbon, Iowa also three grandchildren. Interment was made in the Lisbon Cemetery.

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Richards Mrs. Ellen Richards died suddenly at her home south of Mechanicsville at 5 p.m. Saturday. Born in Pine Grove, Pa., Oct. 23, 1858, she came to Mechanicsville as a young woman and was married to Josiah Richards fifty five years ago last January. They moved on the farm where she had reisded since. Her husband and a daughter, Lillian, preceded her in death. Surviving are three children; Frank, at home; Charles of Des Moines, and Mrs. Emaline Shunk of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. W. W. McKinley.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1934

Rix Funeral services for Louis Rix, 47, of near Wall Lake, son of Mrs. Sophie Rix of Lowden, were held last week in the Lake View Lutheran church with burial in Wall Lake cemetery. Rev. Wiese officiated. The decendent was born near Lowden, August 10, 1887, and when six years of age moved with his parents to Lowden, where he received his education. In 1912, he went to Sac city and later was employed near Lake View, where in 1917 he was married to Mrs. Auguata Gosch. He is survived by his widow and two step-sons, Alfred and Chris Gisch of Wall Lake; his mother, Mrs. Sophie Rix of Lowden; three brothers, Paul of Clarence and George and Veno of Lowden; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Wolleson of Wall Lake, Mrs. Harry Puck of Tipton, Mrs. Alvina Linstedt of Davenport.

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Rixe Louise Richmann, daughter of Wm. And Christine Penningroth Richmann, was born October 13, 1853, in Redbud, Illinois. She was baptized in the German Evangelical church at Redbud when an infant. The family moved to Iowa in 1857. She was confirmed in the German Evangelical Church at Lowden, Iowa and has been a lifelong member there. She was united in marriage to Ernest Rixe on April 1, 1877, at Lowden, Iowa. Seven children were born to this union, six os whom survive, one son, Henry passing away on January 23, 1906, at the age of 27 years. Surviving are Anna and Carl at home, Mrs. Fred Dresselhaus of Bennett; Mrs. Lee Wagner of Buchanan; Mrs. Frieda Hamilton of Tipton and Mrs. Ed Carroll of Tipton. Mrs. Rixe is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fred Dircks of Lowden; Mrs. Henry Rodenbeck of Lowden; Mrs. Sophie Penningroth of Clarence; Fred Richmann of Lowdon; Emil Richmann who resides in California. Also by 16 grandchildren. Mrs. Rixe died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Carroll, on March 15th,1937, after as illness of about 2 weeks, at the age of 83 years 5 months and 2 days. After a brief prayer service at the Carroll home the body was taken to her old home in Bennett where she had many friends of long years standing.

Savior, with me abide, Be ever near my side; Support, defend and guide-- I look to Thee. I lay my hand in Thine And fleeting joys resign That I may call Thee mine--- Eternally! Funeral services for Mrs. Rixe were held at the Lowden Evangelical church this Thursday afternoon, Rev. K. Fauth of Clarence officiating. Interment was made at Lowden.

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Ropa William Ropa sr., Stanwood night-watch and marshal for the past 13 years, was summoned suddenly Monday afternoon at five o'clock , following a heart attack. Mr. Ropa had been at work during the afternoon clearing snow- clogged drains and outlets. Shortly before his death he had complained to a neighbor that he was not feeling so well and asking him to call his son Arthur as well as a physician. Shortly after their arrival, Mr. Ropa died. He was born in Germany and came to the United States when a young man, He spent most of his life as a farmer. He was the owner of a garage building in Stanwood. Surviving are five sons, Fred, Arthur, Irvin, Raymond and William jr., all residing in Stanwood vicinity; also one daughter, Mrs. Esther Ropa of Clinton. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. W. G. Nagler officiating.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Sawyer Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Tipton, Sunday afternoon, April 25th, for Mrs. Emma J. Sawyer, venerable Tipton resident who had won the love and esteem of a host of friends in Cedar county. The Rev. H.N. Poston officiated. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery west of Tipton. Emma J. Corker was born in Wayne County, Ohio, on June 27,1843. She was the daughter of Luke and Catherine A. Lightfoot Corker. She was 93 years, 9 months, and 26 days of age at her death in Tipton, Iowa. April 23, 1937. The family moved to Cedar County, Iowa, in the spring of 1856. They and the family of her husband were the oldest of pioneers. Miss corker was married to Andrew J. Sawyer on June 12, 1862. In August 1862 Mr. Sawyer enlisted in Co. D. 24th Iowa and served to the close of the war. He was mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, on July 17, 1865. During his enlistment Mrs. Sawyer taught school and in 1864 enrolled in the University of Iowa at Iowa City, driving back and forth from Springdale with a team and wagon. After the war Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer made their home on a farm near Springdale. In March 1883 they moved to Tipton where Mr. Sawyer was engaged in the livery business. They returned to the farm in 1889, back to Tipton in 1892, again to the farm in 1895 and returned again to Tipton in 1906. On February 19, 1915 they went to live in the Soldiers Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, where Mr. Sawyer died on December 13,1916. Since that time Mrs. Sawyer made her home in Tipton. She was an active member of the W. R. C.. the Eastern Star and since April 1922 has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Tipton. Mrs. Sawyer leaves one sister, Mrs. David James of Boone, Iowa; two brothers, Julius Lee Corker of Mitchell, South Dakota and Archibald M. Corker of Pankington, South Dakota. (1937)

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Saylor George W. Saylor, prominent farm resident three miles southwest of Mechanicsville, died at the age of 76 years at his home Tuesday noon, after a brief illness. Mr. Saylor was born May 8, 1859, at Norristown, Pa., son of Abram and Mary Saylor, and came to the Mechnicsville community in 1887. In 1892 he was married to Harriet Albaugh, who survives. Funeral services are being held this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Horner Chapel, the Rev. Mr. McKinley officiating.

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Schlotfeldt Ernest Schlofeldt, a resident of Davenport since 1931, died suddenly, Saturday, January 26, 1935, at 3:30 p.m. at his home, 410 East Fifteenth St. following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time, but death was unexpected. Mr. Schlotfeldt was born on October 7, 1906 in Gambril, Iowa and received his education in the schools there. On October 20, 1929 he was married to Miss Selma Denker in Davenport. The couple resided in De Witt and later moved to Tipton, before returning to Davenport in 1931. Surviving are his widow; one son, Fay at home; his mother; Mrs. Albina Rasche of Gambril, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. John Kruse of De Witt, and Miss Dehla Schlotfeldt of Bambril, Iowa; and two brothers, Adolph of Gambril, and Ferdinand Schlotfeldt of De Witt, Iowa. The body was taken to the Hill & Fredricks mortuary where funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28th.

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Schmidt Isedor Schmidt, 1204 West 13th St. Davenport, died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, after a lingering illness. Mr. Schmidt was born on November 11, 1863, in Davenport, and moved to Cedar county when a child where he received his education. He engaged in farming near there for many years., retiring 19 years ago and returning to Davenport. Surviving are one brother, Rudolph of Davenport; three nephews and four nieces. Five sisters and also three brothers preceded him in death. The body was taken to the Runge mortuary where funeral services were?..(Sorry the rest of this was cut off)

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Schultz Delilah Isabella Newkirk was born in Ohio, September 6,1849, and came with her parents to Jackson County, Iowa. She was one of eleven children, six sisters and foour brothers. Only two brothers survive, Will and R. R. Newkirk, of Geneseo, Kansas. She was married December 14, 1869 to Benjamin Franklin Schultz, at Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters. Only the youngest son, Ben Schultz of Bay Horse, Montana, is living. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, besides many nieces and nephews and friends. Mrs. Shultz united with the Presbyterian Church at an early age and with her husband she remained active in Christian work as long as her health permitted. Mr. and Mrs. Shultz came to make their home with their youngest daughter, Mrs. William Henderson, and family in the fall of 1932. Mr. Schultz passed away March 27, 1933, at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Shultz passed away March 6,1936, at the age of 86 years. Burial took place at Wall Lake, Iowa, beside her husband and oldest son, Zavalah, on Sunday afternoon, March 8, 1936. Funeral services were held in Tipton on Saturday afternoon with Rev. H. N. Poston officiating.

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Sell Mrs. Otto Sell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Osborn passed away at her home near Tipton after a short illness of pneumonia, Monday evening at 8:30, May 11, 1936, at the age of 38 years and 2 months. She was born March 11th, 1898 at Rochester. She was married to Otto Sell of Muscatine, November 19,1913. She leaves to mourn, her husband Mr. Otto Sell and three children, one son Ralph, and two daughters, Bernice and Betty Jane all at home, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Osborn, four brothers, William and Dewey of Tipton; Dan of Muscatine; and Guy of Rochester. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

The precious one from us has gone The voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled

God his wisdom has recalled The love his boon had given Though the body slumbers here The soul is safe in heaven

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christiansen and Mrs. Wm. Sinkler, accompained by Mrs. Clare Nebergall, sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "In The Garden". Four Conley brothers and A.C. and Elvin Stiff were pallbearers. Rev. Otis Moore and Rev. A. W. Straub had charge of the service.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1938

Simpson David L. Simpson was born in Red Oak Grove, Cedar County, Iowa, October 19th, 1866 and died at his home near Lisbon, Iowa, February 4th, 1938 at the age of 71 years, 3 months, and 16 days. He married Maud Reid of Lowden, Iowa, December 20th, 1920. He was a kind and loving husband, a man of unquestionable character and one that had many friends. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, one brother, William living in Stanwood vicinity; one sister, Mrs. Martha Kinney of Olympia, Washington; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Red Oak Grove Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. H. N. Poston, pastor of the Presbyterian church Tipton, officiating, with the Rev. B. F. Gruessing, pastor of the Red Oak Church, assisting. Burial was made in Red Oak cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1934

Smith Evelynn Louise Smith, baby daughter of Homer Smith and Jessie Kinnett Smith, was born at the home in Cedar county, Ia., November 15, 1934, and passed away at Hershey Hospital in Muscatine, Friday morning, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. A sweet little baby, she had already endeared herself to the neighborhood and friends in South Bethel community, as well as the family. Her tragic death came as a shock to the entire community, and the deep sympathy of everyone goes out to the parents and dear ones in this sad Easter experience. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Smith, her brother Richard Homer and sister Elaine Agnes, her grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kinnett of Taymorville, Ill., and many other relatives.

*When he cometh, when he cometh To make up his jewels, all his jewels Precious jewels, his loved and his own.

Like the stars of morning, His bright crown adorning.

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Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Stanton Caroline Dorothea Stanton, nee Kemmann, died last Sunday afternoon June 28m 1936, at six o'clock. She had been suffering more or less with asthma for over 20 years. Nevertheless, her death came suddenly and unexpectedly. On the 14th of June she celebrated her 78th birthday anniversary in the midst of relatives and friends. No on then suspected that so soon after she would be called to her eternal reward. But the unexpected happened and our hearts are filled with sorrow. Mrs. Stanton's cradle stood in Germany, Province Hanover, Landerbergen. Here she spent happy days of childhood; here went to school and received a Christian education; here she was instructed in the principles of Christian faith and was confirmed. When 13 years of age she left her native land and came to the U.S.A. and lived in LaGrange, Ill., until she followed her brothers to Iowa, living with relatives near Lowden. In October, 1879, she joined hands for life with J. W. Stanton, making their home on a farm northeast of Bennett. On this farm they lived and labored together until her husband was called from her side in 1891. After that she rented the land to neighbors and continued to live with her children in their home on this farm. For the past 16 years she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Hanna Rekemeyer and family. Mrs. Stanton leaves to mourn her departure, her daughters, Mrs. Electa Francy of Happy, Texas; and Mrs. Hanna Rekemeyer of Bennett, Iowa; one brother, H. D. Kemmann of Lowden, Iowa; and two half-brothers, Louis Kemmann of Bennett, and Dietrich Kemmann of Germany; also two half- sisters, Louise Bratthauer and Wilhelmina Starke, both of Germany;13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 1st, at the German Evangelical and Reformed church in Bennett, conducted by Rev. J. Flottmann. Interment was in Inland Cemetery, 3 miles northeast of Bennett. Remarks; ( This is written just like it was printed in the paper)

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Steele George F. Steele, one of Cedar county's oldest residents, passed away at his home near Tipton, Iowa, March 25, 1937. Mr. Steele was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, September 7th, 1851. He was the son of David and Jessie Steele, and was one of ten children. When yet a young man, Mr. Steele came to Iowa and engaged in farming. He made this his life work and operated farms in this part of Iowa for more than fifty years. He lived in Cedar County all his life, with the exception of two years spent on a farm in Jones County. On February 17,1880, Mr. Steele was united in marriage to Martha S. Dorcas. To this union were born two sons; Avery W. Steele of Tipton, and George F. Steele,Jr., who died in infancy. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Steele were privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. In the year 1888 Mr. Steele became a member of St. John's Reformed church, and throughout his years as a member of the church he labored faithfully for her welfare. For many years he served on the consistory as an elder. He was also very active in the work of the church school, serving as superintendent and teacher fo a number of years. He attended both the church school and the church worship services regularly, and up to a year ago he was able to be in church on Sunday mornings. During the past three years Mr. Steele's health failed rapidly, and in recent months he was unable to leave the home of his son, Avery Steele, with whom he and Mrs. Steele were living. At the time of his death Mr. Steel had reached the age of 85 years 6 months and 18 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Steele; his son, Avery W. Steele; a number of sisters and brothers in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, March 28, with Rev. L. H. Gunnemann officiating. Burial was made in Red Oak Grove Cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1935

Stephens Mrs. Daisy Stevens, a former resident of Anamosa, and well known to this community for many years, died at her home in Cedar Rapids early on Sunday morning, Feb. 17, 1935, after a long illness. December 31, 1884, was her natal day, and she was the daughter of Robert and Alma Carl, who were then living at Tipton, Iowa. Daisy Carl became Mrs. W. B. Stevens upon the occasion of her marriage which occurred March 31, 1909, at Marion, Iowa. The husband and two children survive the wife and mother, Mr. W. B. Stevens, and Albert of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Albert Corne of near Martelie, and a brother Lyle Carl of Minneapolis. The deceased was a resident of Anamosa for nearly 30 year, and 12 of those years she was city clerk of Anamosa. Funeral services were held form the Beam & Miller undertaking parlor on Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30. Interment was made in the Red Oak cemetery near Tipton, Iowa. The Rev. H. D. Green was the officiating minister.

Tipton advertiser Paper Cedar County, Iowa Year 1936

Thompson Charley Thompson well known and highly respected Tipton resident who had lived in this vicinity practically all his life, passed away at the Iowa City hospital last Thursday, where he had been taken for treatment by special doctors. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home, the Rev. W. E. Van Buren of Tipton in charge. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery. Charley Thopson was born September 3rd, 1874, near Tipton, son of Alexander and Anna Thompson. He lived in and about Tipton all his life except about 4 years. March 4th,1903 he was united in marriage with Florella Kramer, of Tipton, and to this union one son was born. Mr. Thompson was fireman at the Tipton light and power plant for a number of years, also fireman at the Tipton canning plant, and other engineering work of this vicinity. He was a dependable workman and attended faithfully to his task. He leaves surviving the wife, his aged mother, one son Douglas, a sister Mrs. William Henderson, and one brother, John all of Tipton; also one granddaughter, Kathleen Thompson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1938

Toms Sarah Angeline White, daughter of Edward White and Rhoda Donham White was born near Mt. Plagah, Claremont county, Ohio, May 11, 1855, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. D. Skaggs at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13, 1938, aged 82 yeas, 8 months and 2 days. While she was still a young woman the family moved from Ohio to Johnson county, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Benjamin F. Toms, Feb. 3, 1876. They began their married life at Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa. To this union were born one daughter and three sons. In 1878, Mr. and Mrs. Toms moved to Kansas and came back to Iowa in 1889. They lived at Nichols until 1892, moving from there to Bennett. They lived in Cedar Rapids from 1907 to 1923, returning from there to Bennett. Mr. Toms passed away July 14, 1925. A son, Fredrick, died in 1912. Mrs. Toms is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Crowe of Muscatine, one daughter Bertha Toms Skaggs, two sons, Clarence F. Toms of Bennett; and Arthur E. Toms of Cedar Rapids; by one grandson, Arthur E. Toms Jr. of Cedar Rapids, a granddaughter, Dorothy, Mrs. George Reginitter of Bennett, and by tow great-grandsons, Norman and Gerald Reginitter, also of Bennett. She was a member of the Christian church and was a devoted mother, a sweet and gentle Christian character. *She always leaned to watch for us Anxious if we were late In the winter by the window, In summer by the gate.

And though we mocked her tenderly Who had such foolish care The long way home would seem more safe Because she waited there.

Her thoughts were all so full of us She never could forget And so I think that where she is She must be watching yet.

Waiting till we come home to her Anxious if we are late Watching from Heavens window, Leaning on Heavens gate.

Prayer was made at the Toms home at 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Funeral service was conducted at the Bennett Methodist church at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Otis Moore in charge. Interment was made in Inland cemetery near Bennett.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Tuttle Anna T. Tuttle was born near Warsaw, in Kosciuscko County, Indiana, April 14, 1849. In the year 1852 when she was three years of age her parents came to Iowa, and the family settled on a farm in Cedar County, near Eyreka. She received her education in the public school of that vicinity and there grew to womanhood. In these years she also became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church located near her home. On June 15, 1874, she was united in marriage to Harlow M. Tuttle. To this union were born seven children; Emma, Cynthia, Agnes, John, Samuel, William, and Harlow. After living in Davenport for some time the family returned to the farm in Cedar county. In the year 1900 the family came to Tipton, where Mrs. Tuttle as since resided. She became suddenly ill on March 16th and passed away to her eternal rest on Thursday morning, March 19th, 1936, having attained the ripe age of 86 years, 11 months, and 5 days. Mrs. Tuttle was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away on Octobeer 18th, 1918; a sister, Mrs. Mary M. Bickford; and one brother, Mr. J. A. Kensinger; two daughters by a former marriage; and by Agnes and Harlow Tuttle, children of her second marriage. She is survived by five children; Mrs. Emma A. Knott of Jeffeers, Minn,; Mrs.. Cynthia Melson of Chicago; John J. Tuttle of Rock Island; Samuel J. Tuttle and William E. Tuttle of Fairfield, Iowa; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was a good neighbor to all who came to her door, and her generosity was unfailing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 21st, at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, with Revs. Van Buren and L. H. Gunnemann officiating. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1934

Van Zandt Mrs. Nancy Van Zandt, 92, one of Wilton's oldest residents who came to Iowa with her parents in a covered wagon when six years of age, died at her home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 1934. Mrs. Van Zandt continued to do her own housework and unusually alert mentally until she suffered a stroke of paralysis early Tuesday. She was the oldest member of the Women's Relief corps, a charter member of Purity Chapter No. 365, Order of the Eastern Star. Nancy Kelley was born in Lima, Ind., Nov. 11, 1842 and at the age of six years came to Iowa with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kelley. They crossed the Mississippi river at Dubuque in a flat boat. The family settled on Cedar county farm north of Wilton in the Ayresville community where she grew to womanhood. In 1867 she was married to Cornelius Van Zandt and 10 years later they moved to Wilton, Mrs. Van Zandt resideing her continuously since that time. Mr. Van Zandt died in 1910 while serving as postmaster of Wilton. He was a Civil War Veteran. Mrs. Van Zandt's son and four daughters also preceded her in death. Six grandchildren survive, Mrs. Gretchen Merrill of Boston, Mass., Mrs. Evelyn Chapin of Silver Creek, N.Y., Mrs. Margaret Christiansen of West Liberty, Mrs. Mary Fox of Trenton, N.J., Mrs. Gretchen Friedli of Wilton who made her home with Mrs. Van Zandt, and Francis Mellicker of Chicago. Five great - grandchildren, a brother, John Kelley of Jackson, Wyo., and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Klotz of Columbus Junction, also survive. Funeral rites were held at the Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. C. W. Pfeiffer, pastor. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year

Vaughn William Vaughn was born in Wales, February 13, 1850. He was married to Anna Edwards in 1879. To this union were born four children; David, who died in October, 1918; Sarah, who died in infancy and Elizabeth and John of Bennett. The family came directly to Iowa from Wales on May 20, 1881 locating in Iowa City. His wife preceded him in death in 1893. Later Mr. Vaughn remarried, and to this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy. William the son living resides at Manitowac, Wisconsin. Mr. Vaughn came to Bennett in 1895 and left in 1898 for Chicago, where he worked with the Rapid Transit Co. for a number of years. In 1930 he came back to Bennett, to make his home with his daughter. His death occurred suddenly Tuesday morning, Feb. 19th. Surviving are one daughter and two sons; Elizabeth Beamer and John of Bennett, and William of Maitowac, Wisconsoin. There are also eight grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1949

Wagner Alonso (Alonzo) Alvin Wagner, son of Wesley and Margaret Wagner, was born July 1, 1915, in Davenport, Iowa, and departed this life August 16, 1949, at the age of 34 years, 1 month, and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Fern Mixell on September 24, 1939. To this union were born two children, Calista Elizabeth, age 9, and Beverly Jean, 6. He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers, Charles Leonard, Jennings, and John Earl. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, two daughters, his mother, six brothers, Bert and Floyd of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Elmer of Mechanicsville; Everett of Stanwood; Fred of Atalissa; and Ernest of Tipton. Four sisters, Mrs. Sam Thurston, Mrs. Jim Thurston, Mrs. Floyd Winekauf, and Mrs. Henry Wiskus all of Tipton; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. He will e missed by all who knew him. *Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me And may there be no moaning of the bar when I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep, too full for sound or foam When that which drew from out the boundless deep, turns against home Twilight and evening bell and after that the dark, And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark. For though from out our bourne of time and place, the flood may bear me far; I hope to see my Pilot face to face, when I have crossed the bar. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, August 19, at the Sheets funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Leo G. Wolfe. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Wagner Wesley W. Wagner, late resident of Tipton, Iowa, was born in Lafayette, Indiana, June 25th, 1867, and passed away December 5th, 1937, at his home in Tipton. Funeral services were held at the Buchanan Church, Tuesday, Dec. 7th, with the Rev. R.S. Swinney, of Tipton in charge. Interment was made in Buchanan cemetery. Besides his widow, Margaret Gaines Wagner, he is survived by four daughters, Leona M. Thurston, Grace S. Thurston, Verna V. Winekauf, Eunice N. Wiskus, all of Tpton; seven sons, Albert O. of Coon Rapids, Ia., Elmer R. of Anamosa, Ia., Floyd W. of Stanwood; Ernest Lee of Morley, Everett of Olin, Jacob Fredrick of Bennett, Alonzo Alvin of Tipton; one sister, Mrs. A. R. Gaines of Mt. Vernon, Ia., two brothers, John of Delphi, Ind., Jacob of Lafayette, Ind., and thirty-five grandchildren. Those preceding him in death were three sons, Charles Leonard, William Jennings, and John Earl. He was a true and faithful husband and father. He will be missed by the many relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends for their kindness shown us during the illness and at the time of the death of our husband and father; also for the generous floral tributes. Matt. 25:40. Verily I say unto your, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Mrs. Margaret Wagner, and Children.

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1936

Walter Herbert Thomas Walter was born September 23, 1859 in Northampton County, Easton, Pennsylvania, and passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, August 11, 1936, at the age of 76 years 10 months and 12 days. He was the fifth child of Peter and Equilly Walter. He came to Cedar county, Iowa, at the age of nine years and spent the remainder of his life farming in Cedar County, Iowa. On December 23, 1886, he was united in marriage to Clarissa Pool and to this happy union were born five daughters and one son, all of whom are living; Vera Frerking of Marion, South Dakota; Zora Hein of Davenport, Iowa; Beulah at home; Verda Kirlin of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Glayds Williams of West Branch; Donald Walter of New Liberty. Mr. Walter is also survived by his widow Clarissa Pool Walter, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He also leaves to mourn his passing two brothers and two sisters: J. H. Walter of Tipton; Frank Walter of Portland, Oregon; Catherine Elizabeth Pool of Bachoo, North Dakota; and Sarah Ellen Pool of Rising City, Nebraska. Four brothers and four sisters have prceded him in death. Mr. Walter was baptized in the Lutheran faith in childhood. Herbert Walter was a devoted and loving father, a highly respected neighbor and friend, a good citizen, a man of character and achievement. The funeral service was held from the family home on Friday afternoon, August 14. Rev. Otis Moore was in charge of the service. Interment was in Inland Cemetery

Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1948

Walters Anna Peden, was born May 2, 1861 in Kansas and passed away in Tipton, Monday, May 3, 1948, at the age of 87 years. She was the daughter of William and Ellen Peden, the last one of a family of 11 children. She was united in marriage to Albert T. Baker in Tipton, June 28, 1888. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son in 1932. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Della Peden, 8 grandchildren, Mrs. Mae Oxley and Mrs. George Peden of Iowa City, Mr. Henry Peden of Moscow, Mrs. Roy Karns , Mrs. Ollin Kirkpatick and Mrs. Russell Meron of Davenport; Mrs. Clarence Wilson of West Branch, and Mrs. Edward Ohrt of Atalissa, 18 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funersl services were in charge of the Sheets funeral home and were held at the Methodist church at Rochester, Wednesday, May 5, with Rev. A.W. Straub officiating. Interment was in the Rochester cemetery. Tipton Advertiser Paper Cedar County, Tipton, Iowa Year 1937

Wilkinson Gilpin Wilkinson passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 1937, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucette West of Iowa City, Iowa. Gilpin Wilkinson was born Marh 8, 1850, in Belmont, Ohio. He was the son of George R. and Maria Smith Wilkinson. When five years of age he came to Iowa, locating in Muscatine Co. near Atalissa. With the exception of three years in Kansas, he lived the remainder of his life in Iowa. The last 31 years at Iowa City. August 28th, 1872, he was married to Sophronia Jennings who preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1929. To this union were born six children, four daughters; Mrs. L.J. Kiser of West Liberty, Iowa; Mrs. I. N. Kiser of Lockridge, Iowa; Mrs. H. F. Duncan of Moline, Illinois; Mrs. Lucette West of Iowa City, and two sons, Dr. L.J. Wilkinson of Laurel, Iowa and Dr. Geo. R. Wilkinson of Anamosa, Iowa. There are sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alice Sparks, Dr. Lucette Wilkinson, and Mrs. Wilfred Gorman, all of Long Beach, California. In early manhood he united with the Christian Church and was an active worker as long as he was physically able. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 31, with Rev. Garrigues in charge. Burial was at Oakland cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.