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Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaires

Marie Louise (Girard) Benjamin

Marie L. Benjamin, 104, of Alliance, Neb., formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village in Alliance.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with a Scripture service by the Rev. Marvin Boes, pastor of St. Boniface Catholic Church, at 10:30 a.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Mrs. Benjamin was born March 1, 1893, at Clifton, Kan., to Joseph and Alphonsine Girard.

She married Armand Benjamin in October of 1919, at Sioux City. She lived most of her life in Sioux City and has lived in Alliance for the last few years.

Survivors include a son, Robert "Bob" of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Dorothy and her husband John de Roche of Radcliff, Ky., and Theresa "Teri" Kier of Washington, Kan.; eight half-sisters, Eva Downy, Leah Burnhart, Mary Rose Sherman, Dora Mae Moffit, Julia Hammil, Georgianne Devun, Blanche Massburgh, and Patricia Decker, all of Concordia, Neb.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Roland; five brothers, Arthur, Edward, Delphus, Eugene, and Gasper; and three sisters, Helen Dunham, Emma Mahan, and Mary Francis Dunham.

[The Sioux City Journal - May 8, 1997; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller]

E. Bullock

E. Bullock, of Madison, S. D., died at the New Exchange hotel at 8:30 last night of dropsy. Mr. Bullock was an uncle of Mrs. W. W. Janes, the wife of the proprietor of the hotel, and was being taken to the home of his daughter in Nebraska, but became too feeble to journey further than Sioux City. His remains will be shipped to his old home, Milton, Wis., for internment.

Sioux City Journal (8 Mar. 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. Anna Burgess

Mrs. Anna Burgess, 81, a Sloan resident who had lived many years in South Dakota before coming to Woodbury County, died Thursday evening at a Sioux City hospital after three months of illness. She was born August 12, 1875, at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa, and taken by her parents to Dakota Territory near Kimball, S.D., at the age of 2 years. Her parents, Joseph and Anna (Skoda) Mashek, later moved to Fairfax, S.D., when Anna was 8 years old. She remained there until May 21, 1898, when she was married to Myron Burgess at Worthington, S.D.

The couple lived in Fairfax, Platte, Scotland and Parker, S.D. and homesteaded in Hamill, S.D., before moving to Hornick, Iowa, in 1917. He died July 29, 1925, in Hornick.

Mrs. Burgess had resided with a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Parsley at Sloan, until two years ago. At that time she moved to Mitchell, S.D., where she remained until her illness.

She was a member of the Methodist church, Royal Neighbors of America, the Milwaukee Railroad Women's Auxiliary at Mitchell, S.D., and the American Legion Auxiliary in Hornick.

Survivors include a son, E.L. Burgess of El Segundo, Cal, two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Freshney of Richmond, Cal, and Mrs. Parsley. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Eileen Burgess, who died March 25, 1952.

The body was taken to W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside, where it remains until Sunday morning. Then it will be taken to Fairfax, S.D., for Sunday afternoon funeral services. Burial will be in Fairfax under the direction of the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home.

[Sioux City Journal, Published August 02, 1957, submitted by DustingTrails

Clarence Carter

Former Osage Man Died in Sioux City Suddenly

Osage, Nov. 30. - Word came Thanksgiving day that Clarence Carter had died at Sioux City from pneumonia and ulcers of the stomach. His step-father, Frank McKenna, and his daughter, Mrs. Gus Swanson and husband, and Mrs. Tillie Coonradt left Friday morning to attend the funeral. Mr. Carter spent his boyhood in Osage.

(Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa; 30 November 1929)

C. H. Cottle

Eugene Or, May 26. - C. H. Cottle who resided on the river road just beyond Meriau's Park, committed suicide between 7 and 8 o'clock Saturday evening by shooting himself through the head with a small rifle. The bullet passed through the man's brain and death soon followed.

C. H. Cottle was born in Bucksport, Maine, and was at the time of his death aged 58 years. When a boy he removed with his parents to Wisconsin. In 1860 he enlisted in the army and served his country faithfully during the four years' struggle. He was one of the soldiers martyred by imprisonment in the Andersonville prison. After the war he settled in Illinois, removing from there to Sioux County, Iowa, where he married Mrs. Elma Howard, who survives him. He afterward removed to Sheldon, O'Brien county, Iowa, where he successfully conducted a wagon shop and a furniture and undertaking business.

In 1883 he removed to Salem, Oregon where he was identified with the State Insurance Co. until 1886, when he removed to Eugene, engaging in the grocery business for about two years in partnership with his stepson, C. J. Howard. Since then he has lived either in Eugene or on his farm where he died. He leaves a widow, daughter, Ethel M. Cottle and stepson, C. J. Howard.

[Source: Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon, May 26, 1896; submitted by Melody Beery]

Arthur Dandurand

Funeral services for Arthur J. Dandurand, 66, 905 Edgewater Avenue, who died Friday at the hospital after a long illness, will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. C. J. Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The body will be taken this afternoon from Larkin's funeral home to the home of a son, Leonard, 2105 Boies street, where the rosary will be said by the Ladies of LaSalette at 2 p.m.

The rosary will be said by members of the parish at 8:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Girard, Alphonse Girard, Bernard Dandurand, Orville Dandurand, George Dandurand and Joseph Dandurand, all nephews.

Arthur J. Dandurand, 66, 2137 Dewey Street, died Friday at a hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Dandurand was born March 13, 1881 at Clyde, Kan. Before coming to Sioux City in 1941 he resided at Vermillion, S. D.

Survivors are the widow Rose; two sons, Leonard of Sioux City and Hector of Spearfish, S. D.; six daughters, Mrs. Isadore Girard, Mrs. Clarence McKenzie and Mrs. Alva Cox, all of Sioux City, Mrs. Ernest Young of Rapid City, S. D., Mrs. John Pine of Lead, S. D. and Mrs. Robert Saler of Bookings, S. D.; two brothers, Paul of Los Angeles and Fred of Marshall, Minn., and a sister, Mrs. Sifray Girard of Elk Point, S. D., and 24 grandchildren.

The body was taken Sunday afternoon to the home of the son Leonard, 2105 Boies Street from Larkin's funeral home.

[The Sioux City Journal, Sunday, October 19, 1947; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller]

Mrs. Daniel Day

Mrs. Daniel Day Taken By Death

Mrs. Daniel Day, 73, a resident of Sioux City 36 years, died Friday afternoon following an illness of two weeks.

Born in Hagersville, Ontario, Can., March 3, 1870, she lived there until moving in 1891 to Ponca, Neb. She was married to Daniel Day September 15, 1898, at LeMars, and resided at Ponca until 1900 when they moved to Waterbury, Neb. They came to Sioux City in 1907.

Mrs. Day was a member of Grace Methodist church.

Surviving are the widower, Daniel; three sons, Herbert, Albert and Daniel, all of Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Cowen of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Margaurite Lamche of Climbing Hill, Mrs. Ruth Andrews of Correctionville and Lucile Switzer of Sioux City; 18 grandchildren and two half-sisters. Miss Jennie Hall, Hagersville, and Mrs. Mary Preston of Port Dover, Canada.

[Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, published Tuesday December 28, 1943]
Transcribed & submitted by Mary Kay Krogman

Archie Henry Dicks, Sr.

Anthon, Iowa - Archie H. Dicks, 88, of Colfax, WI, formerly of Anthon, IA died Monday in a nursing home in Colfax, WI.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Katherine Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beyer Settlement near Colfax, WI. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA. The Rev. Lewis Sievert of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. The Walter Funeral Home of Anthon is in charge.

Mr. Dicks was born Sept. 9, 1896 in Pierson, IA , the son of James and Hannah Ann (Guthridge) Dicks. He married Myrtie Phillips in 1919 at Anthon, IA. She died in 1954 and he moved to the Cedar Falls, WI area. He remarried Ruth Baldridge in 1966 at St. Katherine's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Beyer Settlement and they retired to Rusk, WI in 1967. They had lived in Colfax, WI for the last several years.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Hiram of Colfax, WI, and three sisters, Mrs. Angie Rischer of Correctionville, IA, Mrs. Doris Renneker of Cherokee, IA, and Mrs. Gladys Hunter of Fresno, CA, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren .

[Rewrite of Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa, Published November 14, 1984,
submitted by Kenneth D. Dicks]

Alvira (Frazier) Flathers

Former Old Settler Dies

J. M. Flathers recently received the sad news of the death of his brother's wife, Mrs. Ben Flathers, who passed away at her home near Correctionville, Iowa.

Mrs. Flathers was among the old settlers of Jackson County, her maiden name being Miss Alvira Frazier and was a teacher in the early 1860's.

In 1865, Mr. and Mrs. Flathers took up a homestead near Correctionville which has since been their home.

[Jackson Sentinel, published July 2, 1920, submitted by Ken Wright]

Mary Jayne Fulton

Mary Jayne Fulton, 76, of Burleson, Texas, formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Hugley Nursing Home in Burleson [Texas]. Arrangements are pending with Larkin North side Chapel.
Jan 29th: Grave side services will be 2 P.M. Saturday in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 P.M. Friday at Larkin Northside Funeral Home in Sioux City.

Mary Jayne was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Sioux City, the daughter of Rose Lorraine (Vanderloo) and Brackett James Henderson. She attended school in Monona County, Iowa, Hornick (Iowa) High School and graduated from Bronson (Iowa) High School in May 1945. She attended Edwards Business School as well as Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. She married Eugene Gerald Fulton on Sept. 21, 1946, at Bronson Presbyterian Church in Bronson, Iowa. They divorced in 1966. She had lived in Hornick, Bronson, Moville and Sioux City. She moved to Lubbock, Texas, where she worked at Lubbock General Hospital. She was a member of Winks Sparks American Legion Auxiliary in Moville and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Alvarado, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Wesley Fulton; her parents, Rose L. Smith and Brackett J. Henderson; her stepfather, C.B. Smith; her grandparents, Lulu and Jacob Vanderloo; and her longtime companion, Kenneth Ward.

(Source: Kellogg Enterprise, January 21, 1916) [From THE SIOUX CITY JOURNAL, January 26 & 29, 2003 - submitted by Brenda Miller]

Charles Golden

Blizzard Causes Deaths Sioux City. - One fatality and another possible death due to the blizzard were reported here. Charles Golden, farm hand, was killed by a train southwest of here. He was blinded by the snow and did not see the approaching train.

(Source: Kellogg Enterprise, January 21, 1916)

Mary Gormally

Died, in Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday, May 10, Mrs. Mary Gormally, aged 66 years, of pneumonia after only a week's illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs James J. Enright, 1627 Douglas street. Mrs Gormally moved to Sioux City to live in March of the present year. Up to that time she had resided at Vista, Neb, where she spent twenty-four years.Her husband died nineteen years ago.

She is survived by the following children: Thomas and William, of Vista; Mrs. Michael Hynes, of Vista; Mrs James Sherlock, of Emerson, and Mrs Enright, of Sioux City. The funeral services were held from the Catholic church in Vista Thursday morning and a large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance to pay their respects to one who was loved and respected by all during her long residence in the county. Interment was in St John's cemetery.

[Dakota County Herald (Dakota City, Neb.) 14 May 1909, pg 4. tr by KT]

A. G. Henderson

In Spokane Falls, Washington, February 16, 1899, A. G. Henderson, aged 70 years.

Deceased was the father of John T. and James Q. Henderson and Mrs. C. E. Hatfield, all of Sioux City; Mrs. H. M. Miles of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Mrs. T. J. Morgan of Spokane, Washington. The remains will be taken to Maquoketa and interred beside those of Sarah Ann Henderson, wife of the deceased. Mr. Henderson was a member of the A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and the G. A. R. He was a cousin of Theodore N. Morrison, Bishop-elect of the Episcopel Diocese of Iowa and was a lifelong friend of E. B. Washburn, Minister to France under Grant's administration.

He was married in 1846 at Council Hill, Illinois to Sarah Ann Barrow. Their five children are all living. Andrew Gillespie Henderson was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania January 4, 1823. In 1833 he removed to Springfield, Illinois, where he entered the office of the State Journal as an apprentice. At the age of 14 he finished his trade on the Galena Gazette, which paper he finally conducted. In 1854 he conducted the Dubuque Tribune. In 1855 he removed to Maquoketa, where he resided forty-four years, being one of the founders of the Maquoketa Excelsior, he being at one time manager of the state printing of Iowa. In 1857 he was a candidate for representative, but was defeated by a small majority, the district being overwhelming democratic. In 1862 he enlisted in Company F., Thirty-first Iowa Regiment, being elected first lieutenant and served nearly three years, participating at the siege of Vicksburg, the battle of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Ringgold and Atlanta, serving in the 15th Army Corps under General John A. Logan.

[Sioux City Journal, February 19, 1899, submitted by Ken Wright]

John Church Cushing Hoskins

Class of 1841 - John Church Cushing Hoskins. A.M. B. 18 Jan., 1820, Lyman, N.H. Lawyer. D. 13 Aug., 1909, Sioux City, Ia.

[Dartmouth College Necrology, 1908-1909, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Ernest Leo Hubert

Ernest Hubert, 93, of Westfield, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Craig Collison officiating. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at Christy-Smith Berkemier Chapel in Sioux City.

[LeMars Daily Sentinel, published Wed., March 23, 2005; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller]

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Westfield, Iowa -- Ernest Hubert, 93, of Westfield died Monday, March 21, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Craig Collison officiating. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Berkemier Chapel in Sioux City.

Ernest was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Burbank, S.D., the son of Pacifique and Mary (Girard) Hubert. He was raised and schooled in Vermillion, S.D.

He married Luella Lethcoe on Oct. 13, 1934, in Elk Point, S.D. She passed away June 11, 1998, in Sioux City.Following their marriage, they lived in Sioux City a few years before moving to Seattle, Wash., in 1942, so he could work as a welder in the shipyards during World War II. They moved back to Sioux City in 1945 and lived there until moving to a farm near Westfield in 1963. He worked for Wilson Trailer and Co. in Sioux City for many years, retiring in 1974.

He built his own and raced midget racers for years. He later became interested in horses and raised horses. He joined the Skyline Trail Riders and the Merrill Saddle Club. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Clayton and Lilas Hubert of Sioux City; two daughters, Ernestine Stowers of Westfield and Claudette and her husband, Greg Choma of Safford Springs, Conn.; four grandchildren, Laura Day, Christine Stowers, Julie Rurak and Michael Choma; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four sisters; eight brothers; and a grandson, Eric Hubert.

[Sioux City Journal, published, March 23, 2005; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller]

Henrietta (St. Aubyn) Jackson

Funeral of Mrs. Jackson.

The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Jackson, widow of the late James A. Jackson, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of A. T.Rice 128 Fourth Street. Rev. T. J. Mackay, rector of All Saints Church, Omaha, formerly rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Jackson was a member, will officiate. The burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Owen P. Wickham, W. F. Sapp, W. T. Treynor, E. A.Wickham, W. L.Douglass and William Coppock.

Sioux City, IA, Dec. 22 -- Mrs. Henrietta Jackson, who died at her apartment in Mondamin Hotel Sunday after a lingering illness, first visited Sioux City in 1853 and it is probable that no other living person had set foot on the present site of Sioux City at that time. She was born in New Orleans, the daughter of Charles St. Aubyn, an artist. Upon the death of her father, her mother married Dr. John K. Cook, who subsequently laid out the town of Omaha and Sioux City. Dr. and Mrs. Cook and Miss St. Aubyn were in Council Bluffs in 1852, and in that year Miss St. Aubyn married James A. Jackson.

The following year Mr. and Mrs. Jackson made their first trip to the trading post which marked the spot where Dr. Cook and Mr. Jackson once owned the present site of Morningside, a beautiful suburb which covers the hills southeast of Sioux City. At the time of her death she still was a large owner of property in that suburb. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson lived in Council Bluffs until 1863, when they removed to St. Louis, where they lived until 1887. Mr. Jackson was engaged in the wholesale grocery business and also operated a line of river packets. In 1887 they removed to Sioux City.

(no gravestone in Fairview Cemetery. She was re-interred July 6, 1911, in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA)

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 23, 1908; submitted by Ann]

James A. Jackson

Death Doings.

Sunday the sad news was received here of the death of James A. Jackson at Sioux City. Mr. Jackson was well known in this city as one of its pioneers having come here in 1851. A number of years later he went from here to St.Louis, and from there he moved to Louisville. Returning to Iowa he located in Sioux City about five years ago where he continued to reside up to the time of his death.

The cause of his death was pneumonia from which he suffered for about ten days, when he peacefully passed away at the age of 65 years. His daughter-in-law Mrs. A. M. Jackson was at his beside during his illness. Her father, A.T. Rice received a letter from Mrs. Jackson Sunday announcing the sad news that he had died that morning.

During the early days Mr. Jackson was a member of the firm of Tootle & Jackson, known all over the west. His many friends here will be pained to hear of his death. Mrs. Rice and a grandson of the deceased left Sunday evening for Sioux City. The body will be brought to Council Bluffs for interment. The funeral will be held from the residence of A.T. Rice, 128 Fourth Street tomorrow afternoon.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 26, 1893; submitted by Ann]

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Funeral of James A. Jackson.

At 2 p.m. yesterday the funeral of the late James A.Jackson was held from the residence of A.T. Rice on Willow Avenue and Fourth Street. A large number of friends of the family and relatives from Sioux City and Glenwood were in attendance. Many beautiful floral tributes were contributed by loving hands. The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Connell, pastor of the Episcopal Church of Sioux City, to which the deceased belonged. The Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased was an honored member, with Dalbey's band, headed the solemn cortege followed by the sorrowing relatives and many citizens and friends in carriages to Fairview Cemetery. At the grave services were conducted in accordance with the rites of the Masonic order and the solemn scene made a lasting impression upon those gathered about the tomb of the departed brother, friend, husband and father.

The honorary pall bearers were: Judge A.vV. Larimer of Sioux City; Hon. W. H. M. Pusey, D. C. Bloomer, J. J. Brown, J. W. Crossland and H. L. Henry. The Masonic pall bearers were Judge W. C. James, Capt. O. M. Brown, A. T. Elwell, W. O. Wirt, W. A. Highsmith and John Skinkle.

(Note: no gravestone in Fairview Cemetery. He was re-interred July 6, 1911, in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA)

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 28, 1893; submitted by Ann]

Dr. James A. Jackson

Jackson Rites Monday.

Burial services for Dr. James A. Jackson, former Council Bluffs resident, who died May 31, at San Diego, CA, will be held at Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, IA, Monday, according to word received by friends here. Dr. M.A. Tinley of this city will speak at the services.

James A. Jackson was born here May 7, 1879. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Jackson, a prominent pioneer family. He was graduated from Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO, and from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, PA, and took special work in Vienna, Austria. He practiced medicine at San Diego, CA, and was recognized as one of the leading men in his profession on the Pacific coast, according to Dr. Tinley.

He volunteered in the medical corps in the world war, received a commission as captain and served for two years in camps in this country. He was the only grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Rice, pioneers of this city. He was ill for several months before his death.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published June 9, 1928; submitted by Ann]

Susan Lambert

Gone to Rest

Susan Lambert, wife of J. A. Lambert at her home in Correctionville, Tuesday morning, March 11, 1890 of heart disease at the age of 59 years.

Miss Susan Neal was born in Indiana January 5, 1831, and was married to J.A. Lambert, January 11, 1851. In 1855 they went to Winneshiek county, living there about ten years, when they came in this county taking up a homestead in Union township where they lived for 17 years and have for the last five years lived in Correctionville. Mrs. Lambert had been a member of the church for over thirty years and lived a devout Christian life, being ready to meet her God in heaven. She was always social and pleasant and had a smile for everybody. The loss of her from our midst is most sincerely regretted by all and the husband and children of the deceased have the sympathy of the community.

Mrs. Lambert was at church last Sunday and was as well as usual Monday and did her regular washing. She went to bed a little earlier than she usually did and in the night her heart commenced to bother her a little as was often the case. She applied some remedies and went to bed again feeling better and seemed to sleep well. About three o'clock in the morning Mr. Lambert woke up and noticed that she was sleeping nicely and in about fifteen minutes Mrs. Lambert commenced to breathe very heavily and could not be awakened. At this her husband jumped out of bed and called Mr. Christy who lives next door, and lit a lamp and she was then beyond consciousness, not living over five minutes from the first demonstration of hard breathing and died before anybody could get to the house. Her son, Grant, was at the livery barn sleeping and could not be informed of her fate until she had passed away.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church yesterday afternoon at 1:30 and the body was buried in Union Ridge cemetery. Rev. Lothian conducting the services.

Sioux Valley News
Submitted by: Sandy Salmansohn

Wm. McNamara, formerly of Cascade, Died in Butte Last Month

He left a Fortune.

Dubuque Telegraph--Wm. J. McNamara, formerly of Cascade, died in Butte, Montana, July 19th last. He left dubuque county in 1864 for Montana and had resided in Butte city for 25 years.

He was interested in many of the great mines in butte. He left an estate valued at half a million dollars in cash and no indebtedness. Competent judges say the estate has a prospective value of double this amount. He was 54 years of age and unmarried. His death is a matter of general regret as he was one of the leading citizens of Butte and highly respected by everyone.

The following is a copy of his will:
I, Wm. J. McNamara, of Butte city in Silver Bow county in the state of Montana, being of sound and disposing mind and membory, but in feeble health and realizing the uncertainties of life do hereby make, publish and ordain, this my last will and testament that is to say:"I give and bequeath and devise to my brother, John McNamara, and my half-brother, Joseph Cannole, and my half sister Catherine Sullivan and to my half-brother, Joseph Cannole, all now of Woodbury county in the state of Iowa, all property, real and personal and mixed, of which I may be possessed and wherever situated, to have and to hold unto them and their heirs and representatives and assigns forever in equal shares and proportions, share and share alike.

"I direct that my building known as the Silver Bow block, in Butte, which is now partially completed, and for the final completion of which I have made partial arrangements, be finally completed in accordance with the plans and specifications which I have had drawn therefore. This to be done by my executor out of any money or property belonging to my estate.

"I hereby nominate John F. Forbis of Butte the sole executor of this, my last will and testament.

"In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Butte this 19th day of July, 1896.

W. J. McNamara

"The foregoing will consisting of this page and the following, was on the 19th day of July, 1896, at Butte, Montana, subscribed by the testator. W. J. McNamara, at the end thereof by himself in the presence of the undersigned attesting witness and the said testator at the time of subscribing the same declared to the undersigned attesting witnesses that the same was his will and each of us hereunto signed our names as witnesses at the request of the said testator and in his presence of each other.

Frank D. Bruce
Geo. H. Wells, M. D.

[Sioux Valley News, Published August 27, 1896, page 6.]
Submitted by Suzanne Folk

Swan Nelson
Swan Nelson, laborer, was found lying in the street, both legs frozen. He may die.

(Source: Kellogg Enterprise, January 21, 1916)

Margaret (Teefey) McNamara

This community was shocked when the word of Mrs. B. J. McNamara had passed to her reward at the family home on Thursday afternoon following a short illness. The funeral was held Monday morning from the Catholic church in Anthon after which internment was made in the cemetery on the north edge of our town. The lady was formerly Maggie Teefey and was well known in this locality. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John, William and Albert, of Anthon, her mother, Mrs. Nellie Teefey of Sioux City, two brothers, Frank and Mark Teefey of Sioux City, three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Meckles of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. R. J. Joynt of LeMars and Miss Urzula Teefey of Sioux City. Many people from this vicinity were in attendance at the funeral while others went to the graveyard here to pay their last respects. The family and immediate relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their loved ones.

Danbury Review, July 6, 1922
Submitted by Suzanne Folk

Mary Ann McNiff

The Passing of Mrs. McNiff

This community was saddened the first of the week when the word reached here that Mary Ann McNiff had passed to her Maker at the family home in St. Peter, Minn., on Monday. Readers will remember that this paper mentioned recently that the lady met with an accident when she slipped and fell, the result being that the hip was broken. The shock was so great that for a person of her advanced age, the system could not stand the same and the final summons were answered as mentioned about.

The lady was one of the pioneers of this section, coming to Battle Creek in the year 1881. From there the family moved to a farm three miles north of Danbury in 1893. In 1908 she moved into our town and lived here until after the death of her husband. After that she made her home with her children, Mrs. Wm Skahill and Jas. McNiff, until two years ago when she moved into a Sisters' home for the aged at St. James, Minn., where she lived until the accident happened when she was moved to the hospital at St. Peter.

Mrs. Mary Ann McNiff was born at Kingston, Canada, Aug. 18, 1851, died at St. Peter, Minn., Dec. 23, 1929 at the age of 78 years, four months and five days. The lady was the mother of five children, Jas. McNiff of Ortonville, Minn., being the only living member of the family. Her husband, John McNiff and four children, John, Thos., Frank and Mrs. Mary Skahillhaving preceded her in death.

The body was shipped to this place, arriving here Christmas morning, and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Navin, where many sorrowing friends gathered to pay their respects to the departed.

Funeral services were held from St. Patrick's church of this place this morning, the lady and her family being faithful members of this parish for many years, Solemn High Mass being sung for the repose of the soul. Rev. Father McNeill was assisted in the mass by Reverend Father Youngblot and Father McGuire.

After the last rites at the church, the funeral party wended its way to the cemetery on the north edge of town where all that was mortal of a grand and loving mother as well as friend to all that knew her was laid to rest in the family lot, along side of the loved ones that had preceded her.

Out of town relatives and friends that were in attendance at the funeral were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flemming; Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer; C. J. McMara and son and sister, Miss Katie McMara, all of Anthon; Miss Mary Connors of Sioux City; Dr. John Connors of Pontiac, Mich., John and Joe Stapleton, of Battle Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kevidio of Ortonville, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John O'Connell and W. M. Neustrom, of Anthon; and Miss Maude Ely of Smithland.

Danbury Review, December 26, 1929
Submitted by Suzanne Folk

Janice Meehan


Janice Mary Meehan, 51, of Ashland, Wisconsin, a former resident of Moville, died Thursday, June 16, 2005 in Ashland. Private grave side services were held at the Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville, Tuesday, June 21, 2005.

Janice was born in Moville, on September 12, 1953, the daughter of Gene and Mary Jayne (Henderson) Fulton. She was raised in Moville and attended school here. She married Steve Brown in Moville. The couple was later divorced. She lived and worked in Montana and other places around the country as a nurse's aid. Five years ago she moved to Ashland. When she was able, she loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Terry.

[From "Moville Record" 30 June 2005 - Submitted by Brenda Miller]

John Murray

John Murray, a well known citizen of Washington township, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Carr at Anthon, Woodbury county, Iowa, on Friday, Sept. 1, and was buried Saturday. Mr. Murry was 85 years old and was born in Ireland in 1814. About 1849 he came to the United states and settled in Dubuque. In 1859 he settled in Washington township, Jones county, and engaged in farming, but for many years he and his wife had made their home with their daughter, Mrs. M. E. Carr, and when the latter and her husband removed to Anthon three years ago the aged couple went with them. Mrs. Murray died about one year ago. Mrs. Carr is the only surviving member of the Immediate family, but deceased was an uncle of James B. Skahill, of Washington township, Jones county, and Mrs John Mullen, of Dubuque. Mr. Murray had many old friends in this community where he lived so long.

[From "Dubuque Sunday Herald" Submitted by Suzanne Folk]

Alexander Henderson Parsley

Alexander Parsley is Found Dead

Alexander Parsley, 80, was found dead in the shed at the back of his home near the park early this morning, by his son, Frank, who was called by Mrs. Parsley at daybreak.

Mr. Parsley left the house about seven p.m. Wednesday, apparently to go visit a neighbor, stated Mrs. Parsley this morning. She thought nothing of it until late in the evening when he failed to reappear. Then after daylight she walked to her son's home and he came over and found him, face down, in the shed.

Alexander Parsley was born on December 26, 1856 at Mt. Vernon, Ill, He married Rosealtha Cundiff at Ashley, Ill. Sept 11, 1883. They moved to Iowa 30 years ago and have farmed in the Sloan and Owego communities all that time up to four years ago when they moved to town.

The following September after the move to Sloan they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in the park.

Surviving are six of the seven children: Mrs. J. A. Merrill of Bloomington, Ill., Mrs. H.A. Hindman of Sioux City, Francis of Sloan, Guido of Hornick, Walter of Sloan and Ralph of Lewisberg, Mo; 46 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The youngest of the grandchildren was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Godsey now of Sioux City and formerly of Sloan. There is also a brother, Ben, and a sister, Mrs. R L Gray, both of Mt. Vernon, Ill.

The deceased was the oldest of seven children.

Funeral services have not yet been completed. The remains are at Hilts Mortuary.Coroner J M Krigsten stated this morning that death was due to heart attack, and that no inquest would be held.

Tentative funeral plans call for the funeral either Saturday or Sunday at the Christian church in Sloan with Rev Boldon in charge. Interment will be in Holly Springs.

[Unknown Newspaper, Published April 1937, submitted by Dusting Trails]

Charley Reppert

On Monday evening October 6, Charley Reppert, a young lad aged 18 years, who has for sometime been in the employ of Dan Koch in Woodbury county, was thrown from his horse while driving cattle and struck the ground in such a manner as to form concussion of the brain, which resulted in death at midnight the Tuesday following. His father, Martin Reppert, went to him as soon as possible, but reached there too late to see him alive.

The remains were brought to Miles Thursday morning and the funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in the afternoon after burial in the Miles cemetery, Rev. N. A. Kimball conducted the services.

Charley Reppert was born in Liberty Township, Montour Co., Penn, December 14, 1871. His youth was spent in Miles, where he attended school.

[Miles Reporter, Miles, Iowa, published October 18, 1890; submitted by Ken Wright]

Mary Skahill

The Passing Of Mrs. Mary Skahill

Funeral Services Held from St. Patrick's Church Last Friday Morning.

As was mentioned in these columns in our last issue, Mrs. Mary Skahill, wife of W. J. Skahill, living two miles north of town, passed to her reward last Tuesday evening and the funeral was held on Friday morning fron St. Patrick's church, Solemn Requim High Mass being sung for the repose of the soul.

Mary A. McNiff was born near Battle Creek on August 24, 1881 and would have reached her 41st year, had she lived until the 24th of this month. She resided on a farm where she was born until 9 years of age when she and her parents moved to the farm north of Danbury. She received her education in St. Patrick's Academy and later taught in the country schools of this vicinity. She was united in marriage to W. J. Skahill on June 14, 1905, at St. Patrick's church in this city and after the wedding the newly married couple went to Cascade to make their home, living there until the year 1920 when they returned to this place and took up their residence on the farm, north of town. Three children were born to the union; Gerald, aged 8, Alfred 7, and Merlin 4, all of whom are living and are left with the kind and loving husband, the lady's mother and brother, to mourn her untimely departure.

Mrs. Skahill had been ailing for nearly a year and a half past but had been able to be up and around until just last week before her demise when she was compelled to go to bed, and even then would get up out of bed for a short time on different occasions. She suffered from an attack of diabetes and did not have any idea that her time had come as she was planning with friends the night before she passed away about a new home that she and her husband were intending to build. She was a loving mother, an excellent helpmate, and was never satisfied unless she was doing something for some one else. Even though she was not feeling the best she always bore her suffering in solitude and when her time came to die she passed away as peacefully as though she were going to sleep. So this life has passed into the joy of her Lord, the memory of her life must prove a perpetual inspiration.

Funeral services were conducted at St. Patrick's church Friday morning and a large number were out to pay their last respects to the departed, many being in attendance from Anthon and the surrounding towns. After the services at the church, the large party wended its way to the cemetery on the north edge of town where the body was laid to rest by hands that had tried to make her life happy while with us. May God's angels guard her slumbers.

Out of town relatives and friends in attendance were: Rev. B. H. Skahill of Columbia College, Dubuque; John Kenny of Dubuque; J. B. Skahill, Mr. Kenny and Jas. Skahill all of Cascade, Mrs. Thos Evers of Delhi, Frank Skahill of Peosta. Jake Doud and wife of Oyens, Mrs. Francis Devaney of Kingsley, Mrs. Mary Connors of Emerson, Neb.

Danbury Review, August 3, 1922
Submitted by Suzanne Folk

Charter Sloan

Farmer Killed on a Pulley.

Sioux City, March 2. - Charter Sloan, a farmer, while working over a gasoline engine was caught in the belt and beaten to death on the floor. The body was horribly maimed.

[Iowa State Bystander, March 03, 1905]

Rose L. Smith

Funeral Services for Rose L. Smith, 86, of Bronson were held on Saturday June 27, 1992 at 10:30a.m. at the Elliott Creek Presbyterian Church in Bronson. Rev. Russ Couwenhoven officiated. Interment was in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City under the direction of the Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.

Mrs. Smith, the former Rose Lorine [sic] Vanderloo, was born March 4, 1906 in Avoca, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob J. and Lulu (Hines) Vanderloo. She graduated from Lawton High School in 1924 and studied nursing at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sioux City. She married Chester B. Smith in 1937 in Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple moved to Bronson from Hornick in 1943. He died in November 1963. She was employed at Swift Poultry Plan in Sioux City. She was a member of the Bronson Birthday Club.
Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, June 24, 1992, in a Sioux City Hospital of brief illness. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jayne Fulton of Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Hobbs of Moville and Neta Smith of Bronson; a brother George Vanderloo of Omaha; as sister Cecile Betzer of Ralston, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Vanderloo and a grandson, Terry Fulton.

[The Moville Record, Thursday, 2 July 1992, page 1 - submitted by Brenda Miller]

Ernestine Mary (Hubert) Stowers

Iowa -- Ernestine Mary Stowers, 75, of Westfield died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, with the Rev. Craig Collison officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m, at Berkemier Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City. Condolences may be sent online to

Ernestine was born June 27, 1935, in Sioux City, the daughter of Ernest and Luella (Lethgo) Hubert. She grew up in Sioux City and attended Sioux City Public Schools.Ernestine married Jack Stowers on Dec. 22, 1967, in Elk Point, S.D. They made their home in rural Westfield. Jack died in September 1999. Ernestine worked at Wincharger for several years. She raised Arabian horses all her life. She and Jack showed them in many parades and horse shows. She was a founding member of the Merrill Saddle Club and was an assistant horse project leader for the Plymouth County Fair.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine Stowers and her special friend, Aaron Moon; two step-grandchildren, Brianna Moon and Mkayla Moon; a brother, Clayton and Lilas Stowers of Sioux City; a sister, Claudette Choma of Stafford Springs, Conn.; nieces; a nephew; other relatives; and friends.

[Unknown publication, dated April 12, 2011; Christy Smith Funeral Home; submitted Maurene Richard Miller]

Charles O. Streeter

Charles O. Streeter of Correctionville Called By Death

Charles O. Streeter, 72, retired livestock dealer, died at his home in Correctionville, Sunday after a long illness. He was well known in Pierson and Kingsley communities.

Mr. Streeter was born February 29, 1872, at Gratiot, Wisconsin, and moved to Cherokee county with his parents in 1878. He moved to Correctionville in 1909 where he resided since. On July 5, 1892, he married Anna B. Jackson who died in 1922. He married Vesta Tingle July 9, 1929.

Survivors are the widow; two sons, Everett, Correctionville, and Clifford, Woodbine; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Parson, Sioux Falls, Mrs. Jessie Bowers, Winona, Minn., and Mrs. John Nanninga, Sioux City; a brother, William R. Streeter, Sioux City; twin sisters, Mrs. A. F. Crockett, and Mrs. Elsie Sickler, both of Sioux City, eighteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The funeral was held Tuesday in Correctionville.

[Le Mars Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa, Friday, June 9, 1944, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

James Rosenborough

James Rosenborough, of Sloan, died yesterday at the Samaritan hospital of a complication of diseases.

Sioux City Journal (3 Sept. 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ

David Waterbury

A resident of Sioux City for 50 years, David Waterbury, 75 years old, died Wednesday night of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Miller Hansen, near Jefferson, S. D. Infirmities due to old age caused his death. Mr. Waterbury was born in Connecticut,

August 6, 1852. He located in Portlandville, now Akron, in 1868, driving from the east by ox cart, and homesteaded on a farm after his arrival in Iowa.

With the exception of the last three months, which he spent at the home of his daughter, Mr. Waterbury lived in Sioux City during the past fifty years. He was a member of the Baptist church at Akron.

Surviving Mr. Waterbury are his daughter, Mrs. Hansen, and another daughter, Miss Beulah Waterbury, of Vancouver, Washington. His wife preceded him in death in March of this year.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the W. Harry Christy funeral parlors in Sioux City. Rev. P. C. Larson officiated, and internment at Sioux City in Floyd cemetery.

[Akron Register Tribune (Akron, Iowa) Thursday, 4 Aug. 1927; transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Henry Weeks

Pierson, Aug. 13. - A farmer by the name of Henry Weeks, living two and one-half miles south of here, had his neck broken, dying almost instantly, this afternoon. He was thrown from his wagon against a fence post. He leaves a wife and five children.

Sioux City Journal (14 Aug. 1895) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Welch Infant Son

Died. In Sioux City, November 7, 1898, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Welch, 120 Market street.

The funeral will be at 3 o'clock today from the home. Internment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Sioux City Journal (Iowa) 7 Nov. 1898; transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mary Elizabeth (Colburn) Wellington

A Beautiful Tribute.

The following sermon was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Baker at the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wellington, at National City [San Diego County, California], last Wednesday afternoon:

Mary Elizabeth Colburn was born at Genessee, N.Y., July 15, 1833. In her childhood she had the advantage of a fairly good education, which in her early life she made use of it in teaching school, and in after years proved very helpful to the training of her large family of children and the discharge of the duties and responsibilities that fell to her lot.

At Erie County, Pa. [Pennsylvania], on October 23rd., 1851, she met and married the companion of her life, Edward [wrong, should be Edwin] R. Wellington. Here for over twenty years they toiled and suffered, labored and saved together, she always doing her part, "for she did what she could." Here the nine children that brought care as well as blessing, four boys and five girls, were born to them. Here in the 60's [sic], when our country called to arms [the Civil War], and the husband and father felt impelled to enlist and to risk home and family, as well as the preservation, in that awful hour, it was not the purpose of this wife and mother to prove a hindrance, but, with the heroism born of a noble woman, she stepped into the place made vacant and did double duty for her family and home.

While we, as a nation, are rearing monuments to our honored dead, and every year strew garlands to their memory, many times the real hero is she who stayed at home and fed and tended the flock. With two of her little ones to care for, she managed to carry on her husband's business, not using any of his [military] pay for herself or the children; besides one child was born to them at this time, as well as one taken from them [no details]. Alone she went to the bed, to bring one forth, and alone she went to the grave to bury another.

When her husband was brought back wounded, she nursed and cared for him. With her home and husband's duties she labored during the day, and at night she scraped lint for the soldiers. Thank God, all paeans of praise earned by service in this world are not restricted to earth, or many of the most worthy would never have a note to their credit.

In 1872 the Wellington family moved to Iowa, whence, one by one seven of the children have come to California. The old people came a year ago, last November. All of the children are now here [California], excepting three -- two sons and one daughter [no details], there being now living seven, two having died in infancy.

Grandma Wellington's has been a life of patience, gentleness and love. For over thirty years she has been a constant sufferer [no details]. She bore her own trials with fortitude, and did all she could to relieve others. She cast not upon the world any gloom, because of her own pain and distress, but the laugh and gist [sic - jest?] made glad the hearts of all her associates.

In early girlhood she became a member of the Baptist church, and as her health would permit, continued in its services, rendering it effective support by her voice as a singer. The manner in which she has endured the tortures of the last days, the composure with which she met the surgeon's knife, the quiet resignation of her fate, the anxious awaiting for the end, are proof that she made no mistake in whom she placed her trust. She assured me she placed her care in the hands of the Almighty, and did not fear to meet Him when He called.

Mary Elizabeth Wellington died at her home in National City, Cal. [San Diego County], February 21st, 1899, at the age of 65 years, seven months, and six day[s], and he who looks on the peaceful, smiling piece of clay today [at the funeral service], would best think twice ere he would wish it life again.

Rev. Howard Baker
M. E. Church, National City, Cal.

Rev. E. D. Fisher, who has been a near friend of the deceased and family for the past twenty-five years, spoke a few minutes, affirming all the pastor's remarks, and offering comfort and consolation to the bereaved ones present.

[Source:Smithland newspaper, Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa, published Friday, March (3rd or 10th), 1899; Transcribed from the original newspaper clipping by Helen (McCormick) Hobbs-Halmay, of San Diego County, California, second great-granddaughter of Mary E. Wellington. E-mail address:]

[Notes: Rev. E. D. (Edgar Daniel) Fisher was the brother of Elnora Fisher, who married Charles I. Wellington, one of the sons of Mary Elizabeth and Edwin Wellington. The Fishers also lived in Woodbury County Iowa, before moving to California by train, when the Wellingtons moved [c.1892]. Charles I. Wellington and Elnora Fisher married on 20 Mar 1883, in Woodbury County, Iowa, per Iowa marriage records, They both died in San Diego, California. Please contact me (e-mail address below) for more information on both of these families, and the family of Dr. R. C. and Hattie E. (Gordon) Rice, too -- all of Smithland, Iowa.]

Henry Wick

Correctionville, Aug. 13. - Henry Wick, a German farmer, while driving a fractious team of colts, was thrown from his wagon and killed. It is supposed that his neck was broken. He lived on a farm five miles northwest of here and had only been in this country a few years.

Sioux City Journal (14 Aug. 1895) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Arthur W. Young

Redfield - Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Mellette Methodist Church for Arthur W. Young, 86, who died Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa, where he had made his home since last October.

The Rev. Farr will officiate assisted by the Rev. Gustav Van Tassel, Redfield. Burial will be made in the family lot at Ashton. Coleman Funeral Home, Redfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur W. Young was born April 17, 1878 in New Brunswick, Can. He came to South Dakota in 1899 and married Martha E. Gallup in 1904. He operated a farm at Gallup until 1937 when he moved to Mellette living there until last fall. His wife died in 1922.

Survivors include two sons, Noyes S., South Gate, Calif.; Carroll W., Sioux City, Iowa; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

[The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota, Published Friday, March 2, 1962]
Submitted by Karen Seeman

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