Page County, Iowa

Laura Edmonds Clark

Laura Edmonds was born in Page County, Iowa, May 17th, 1859. Her father enlisted in the Civil War and was among those who never returned. Her mother died leaving her an orphan at the age of eight years. one of a family of five children.

She was married to Samuel Clark on August 22 nd, 1878, and to this union one son was born, Carl Clark, of Selden, Kansas, who was with her in her last illness. She, with her family came to Smith County in the fall of 1894, living on a farm south of Kensington, moving to this city about eighteen years ago, which has since been her home.

From her home in this city, she passed to her heavenly home early in the morning of January 11th, 1922, at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 24 days.

She was united with M. E. Church at this place fourteen years ago and has been a faithful and earnest worker in the Masters vineyard. In all the Church and Aid work, as long as she was able to attend, she was in her place, and when no longer able to attend, helping to plan and holding steady and cheerful in her devotion to the end.

She often expressed her faith, readiness and willingness to go when the Master should call. (We can almost see her slip her hands in His.)

She leaves to mourn her departure her companion; her son, Carl, wife and two grandsons; one brother Thomas Edmonds of Los Angeles, California; a number of other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors, who feel their loss and sympathize with her bereaved family.

Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is won,
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work like hers, is done.

Till then we yield with gladness,
Our loved one to Him to keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
He giveth his faithful one sleep.

Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dixon. Interment was in the Olive Branch cemetery.


We wish to extend our sincere thanks for the many expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness bestowed during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, and especially to the Ladies Aid and others for the beautiful floral offerings.

Samuel Clark
Carl Clark

Submitted by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.
Forwarded by Peggy Thompson

Ralph W. Demanett

Ralph W. Demanett, 68, rural Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, Jan 4.

He was born May 12, 1915 at Aurora, a son of Charles and Rose Bliss Demanett.

On July 17, 1941, he married Norma Otte, and they have lived on the same farm northwest of Clarinda for 43 years. Mr. Demanett was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clarinda.

Surviving are his wife, Norma, of the home; three children, Mrs. Wesley (Juanita) Blume, Clarinda; Mrs. Monroe (Janet) Neihart, College Springs, Ia., and Richard, of the home; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Wilbur, Plainville; Floyd, Hutchinson; Frank and Dean, both of Concordia; and seven sisters, Opal Regnier, Della Fortin and Mrs. Bernard (Beulah) Nobert, all of Concordia; Mrs. Melvin (Dorothy) Woellhof and Mrs. Alfred (Margaret) Long, both of Clay Center; Mrs. John (Ruth) Budds, Quartz Hill, Calif.; and Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Burns, Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Art and Edward, and two sisters, Alice and Lucille.

Funeral services were Jan. 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor James Gans officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Cemetery.

All of his brothers and sisters attended the funeral services.

[The Kansan, published January 24, 1985; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller]

Nora Galvin

Died. At Shendandoah, Io., Sunday, May 18, 1900, Mrs. Nora Galvin, sister of Mrs. Ellen Enright, of Sioux City, aged 74 years.

The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic church in this city at 9 o’clock this morning. Internment will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery, where the body will be laid beside the mother of the deceased, who died in this city twenty-two years ago. The remains arrived in Sioux City at 11:45 o’clock a.m. yesterday, and were taken to the home of Mrs. William Myers, 210 Tenth street.

[Sioux City Journal (16 May 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Death of Mrs. A. G. KENT, May 18, 1896.

DIED: - At her home, a short distance west of Batavia, Monday, May 18, 1896, Mrs. A. G. KENT. Deceased leaves a husband and 1 little daughter. The remains were sent to Clarinda, Ia., Wednesday, for burial. Only a few months ago the family removed to this section, from Iowa, and this death is a hard blow upon the husband and daughter, among comparative strangers and empty-handed. They have the sympathies of their neighbors who have been bestowing kind acts upon them.

[Batavia Herald, 21 May 1896;
contributed by Kim Torp]

Mrs. W. I. McCulloch

Shenandoah - Mrs. W. I. McCulloch, 69, last charter member of First Presbyterian church here, was buried Monday.

[Omaha World Herald, published Thursday, September 14, 1933; submitted by cd]

Sarah Peterson

Mrs. Andrew Peterson.

Mrs. Sarah Peterson, 75, of 1915 Eighth avenue died today at a Clarinda, Ia., hospital after a long illness.

She leaves her husband, Andrew; five sons, Oscar, living in Colorado; Emil, Grand Island, Neb.; Arbe, North Platte, Neb.; John, Argentine, Kans.; Edwin of Council Bluffs, and three daughters, Mrs. John Peterson, Mrs. Dan Sullivan and Miss Esther Peterson, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The body is at Cutler’s.

[Omaha World Herald, published Friday, September 30, 1932; submitted by cd]

Eli Phipps

An Oklahoman Dies at 108

The Twin Brother of the Late John H. Phipps is still Living

Hennessy, OK., Feb 23 – J. H. Phipps, 108 years old, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Stinson, in this city. Mr. Phipps has a twin brother still living in Iowa. Their birthday anniversary was St. Valentine’s day.

{This Should be Eli Phipps that died according to story the previous year, John H. Phipps was living in Shenandoah, Iowa.}

Kansas City Star, February 23, 1911
Transcribed & submitted by Dawn Minard

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