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Biographical Sketch of Jesse Baldwin

Jesse Baldwin is a native of Logan county, Ohio, and was born June 16, 1832. His parents, David and Hannah Baldwin, were also both natives of the Bnckeye State. He was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools of Ohio, and has made farming his business through life. In 1855 he moved to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, and two years later moved to Muscatine county, in the same State, where he lived four years. In August, 1863, he enlisted in Company G, Second Regiment Iowa Cavalry, and the regiment was sent to Memphis, Tennessee, and from there began active service, which ended only with the war. The regiment seemed to have a special charge on hand, and that was to fight, guard, run and be run by General Forest. They were with General George H. Thomas at the battles of Columbia, Franklin’ and Nashville, and at the last battle followed General Forest to Duck River, which was among the winding up struggles of the war. There were few, if any cavalry regiments in the army that did more active service during the war than the Second Iowa. After the war Mr. Baldwin settled in this county, where he now owns 440 acres of land, and does a heavy stock business. He was united in marriage, September 21, 1859, to Miss Hattie Brannon. By this union they had three children: Clara E., born August 30, 1864; Nora B., born April 1, 1867; and Florence, born April 6, 1869-dead. Mrs. Hattie Baldwin died May 24, 1871. December 15, 1871, he married Mrs. Esther Shaffer, widow of David Shaffer, whose...

Biography of Edgar W. Boardman, M. D.

Edgar W. Boardman, M. D. Medicine is constantly making tremendous strides forward, with scientific progress shown on every side, and discoveries and inventions are practically changing methods of practice and broadening the viewpoint of both physician and patient. To practice according to the enlightened ideas of the present century requires not only a most careful training but a certain, sure aggressiveness, and no physician of Parsons has this and other admirable qualities in greater degree than has Dr. Edgar W. Boardman, a practicing physician and surgeon of this city since 1888. Doctor Boardman was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa, January 10, 1864, and is a son of Dr. H. E. and Susan C. (Locke) Boardman. The Boardmans originated in England, from which country two brothers came to America at an early day in the history of the American Colonies, one locating in Connectient and the other in Vermont. The old Boardman Hill, at Rutland, Vermont, was a family possession for upwards of 200 years, and it is from this branch that Doctor Boardman is descended. His grandfather was Elijah Boardman, born in 1792, at West Rutland, a farmer by occupation who spent his entire life there and died in 1875. Dr. H. E. Boardman was born in 1835, at West Rutland, Vermont, and was given the advantages of an excellent educational training. He graduated from Middlebury (Vermont) College with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, then took a course at Andover Theological Seminary, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and finally pursued his medical studies at Hahnemann Medical College,...

Goodspeed, Hellen A. Fellers – Obituary

Hellen A. Goodspeed, 86, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Fort Dodge, died March 5, 1995 in Gainesville. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Bruce’s Funeral Home, Fort Dodge, with the Rev. David Feltman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be an hour prior to services today at the funeral home. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Goins, Gainesville, Fla.; a son, Paul, Springfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Fellers, Fort Dodge. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Theron. Hellen Fellers was born June 16, 1908 in Oskaloosa. She graduated from Fort Dodge High School. She married James Goodspeed in the early 1930s in Fremont and the couple lived in Fort Dodge. She worked at Kresge in Fort Dodge, and later as a salesperson for Kmart in Fort Dodge. Her husband died in 1963 and she continued to live in Fort Dodge until 1986 when she moved to Gainesville, Fla., to be close to her daughter. She was a past member of the Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, and a past member of the Eastern Star in Fort Dodge. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fellers, William Edward – Obituary

William Edward “Ed” Fellers, 89, Tompkins Memorial Health Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel, Fort Dodge, with the Rev. Ronald E. Krause officiated. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Gunderson Funeral Home, Fort Dodge. Survivors are his wife Hulda Fellers; son Ronald Fellers, Dallas, Texas; daughter Betty Jane Barry, Boulder Junction, Wis.; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Cara Phillippe Fellers, daughter Karen Kay Fellers, sister Helen Goodspeed, and brother Theron Fellers. William Edward “Ed” Fellers was born July 13, 1910, in Oskaloosa. In 1920, he moved with his family to Fort Dodge. He graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1928 and began working for The Messenger as a printer after high school. He married Hulda O. Bertram in 1942 in Iowa City. The couple lived in Fort Dodge. He retired from The Messenger in 1971. He became a resident of Tompkins Memorial Health Center in May 1999. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was a member of the Typographical Union. Memorials may be left to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the Mission House. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fellers, Theron P. – Obituary

Theron P. Fellers, 78, 1857 8th Ave. N., died Wednesday [March 20, 1991] at Trinity Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Fort Dodge. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date at North Lawn Cemetery. Bruce’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; sons, Phil and Stephan, both of Fort Dodge; daughter, Connie Schnurr, Fort Dodge; brother, W. Edward Fellers, Fort Dodge; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Helen Goodspeed, Gainesville, Fla. Theron P. Fellers was born July 3, 1912 at Oskaloosa and received his education in Fort Dodge. He married Katherine Cummings in 1936 at Des Moines. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. After discharge from the service, he went to work at Fort Dodge Creamery where he worked until he retired in 1974. After retirement, he worked part time at Decker Trucking in Fort Dodge. He was a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine, and all other Masonic organizations of Fort Dodge. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fellers, Phillip L., Jr. – Obituary

Phillip Fellers Jr., 32, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Fort Dodge, died Thursday [August 11, 1988] of a gunshot wound at St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery, with flag presentation by V.F.W. Post No. 1856. Survivors include his parents, Phil and Pat Fellers and Lorene E. and Kenneth Tegland, all of Fort Dodge; grandparents, T. P. and Kathryn Fellers, Fort Dodge; brothers Raymond Fellers, Douglas Fellers and Michael Tegland, all of Fort Dodge, and Michael Fellers, San Diego, Calif.; sisters Tina Meyer, Ames; Tina Fellers, Tonya Fellers and Rhonda Tegland, all of Fort Dodge. He was born in Fort Dodge; educated in Fort Dodge schools, and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1973. He worked as an auto mechanic in Fort Dodge, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1976-1979. He then returned to Fort Dodge, where he continued working as an auto mechanic. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1985. He worked as an auto mechanic there. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fellers, Kathryn P. Cummings – Obituary

Kathryn P. Fellers, 80, 1857 Eighth Ave. N., died Monday, March 23, 1998 at Tompkins Memorial Health Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tompsie K. Smith officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Bruce’s Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Survivors include sons Phillip L. and Stephan C., both of Fort Dodge; daughter Connie S. Schnurr, Fort Dodge; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and brothers Robert Cummings, Glide, Ore., Dean Cummings, Madera, Calif., and Dale Cummings, Spirit Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Gladys Ross Cummings, husband Theron in 1881, two grandsons and one great granddaughter. Kathryn P. Cummins was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Halstead, Kan., and moved to Omaha, Neb., as a young child. She then moved to Fort Dodge. She graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1935. In 1936 she graduated from Tobin Business College, Fort Dodge. She married Theron P. Fellers in 1936 in Des Moines. She was employed as a medical assistant by Dr. Baker and later by Drs. Kelly, Cole & Birkett. She retired in 1987. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, White Shrine, Delta Theta Chi Sorority, Foster Grandparents, Garden Club, a volunteer at Friendship Haven and sang in the church choir for many years. Contributed by: Shelli...

Fellers, Cara Agnes Phillippe – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. H. B. Fellers, 88, a resident of Fort Dodge for the past 44 years, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Bruces Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, W. E. Fellers, Theron Fellers and Mrs. Helen Goodspeed, all of Fort Dodge; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Cecil Dinsmore of Fremont. Mrs. Fellers, the former Cara Agnes Phillippe, was born and educated at Fremont. She married Harley B. Fellers there and they farmed near Fremont, later living at Oskaloosa. They came to Fort Dodge in 1921. Mr. Fellers died in 1944. Mrs. Fellers, who made her home at 1116 3rd Ave. N., died shortly afternoon Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital where she had been a medical patient since Aug. 6. She was a 50-year member of Aurora Chapter No. 311, Order of Easter Star. Fort Dodge Messenger, August 26, 1965 Contributed by: Shelli...

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