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Yeager, Welthy Serelda Kimberly – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Mrs. Yeager Passes After Long Illness Mrs. Welthy Yeager passed away at the home of daughter, Mrs. Jennie Action of Joseph Sunday morning following a long illness. Welthy Serelda Kimberly was born January 11, 1860 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and died March 3rd, 1940, aged 80 years, 1 month, 28 days. She came to Walla Walla by ox team with her parents in 1865. May 10, 1875 she was united in marriage to George M. Birdsell. To this union six children were born all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Hattie Wolfer, Lostine; Mrs. Jennie Action, Joseph; Mrs. Mabel Jackson, Portland; Mrs. Esther Wagner, Seattle, Wa; Mrs. Rosetta Birchfield, Medford; and Mrs. Georgia Kight, Clayton, Wa. Mr. Birdsell passed away in 1888. She was married to Corneilus J. Yeager in 1890 and came to Wallowa County the following year, settling on a homestead seven miles from Flora. To this union four children were born two of whom survive. They are Mrs. Lillie Harry, Oregon City and Mrs. Ruth Tomplins of Monmouth. Mrs. Florence Meyers and James Yeager are deceased. Mr. Yeager died in 1913 and Mrs. Yeager came to Joseph where she had since resided. She also leaves besides her children 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Mrs. Yeager was a fine example of pioneer motherhood, living her life in far places with meager equipment, cheerfully without complaint. She will be remembered by her many friends as a good friend and neighbor, a good companion. She early in life united with the Methodist church and was always a faithful follower of Christ. Funeral services were conducted in the...

Lee, William – Obituary

At his residence on Birch Creek, Nov. 20th [1884], William Lee. Funeral at the house today at 11 a.m. William was born April 26, 1839 in Bartholomew Co., IN. He married Amy Lee on February 21, 1858 in Mahaska Co., Fremont, IA. Amy was only 15 and William was 19 years old when they married. In 1862 they came west to Oregon. Amy and William moved to Pendleton in 1869. Lee’s Crossing was named after William Lee. It is rather shocking that only a one line obituary was written. He and his mother and father-in-law, Mary and J. J. Lee, were well-known Pendleton residents of 15 years at the time of his death. William owned 160 acres of farming land. He also had quite a few cattle and horses according to the 1883 census. Contributed by: Shelli...

Lee, Thomas Greene – Obituary

Thomas G. Lee died Saturday nite [October 23, 1898] at his house in Jenn. Twp. one mile north of Austin. On Thursday while hauling fodder he was thrown from the wagon to the ground striking upon his head which produced paralysis from the effects of which he died. His remains were interred at the Austin Cemetery. [Thomas married Lucretia Mobley on September 5, 1847 in Bartholomew Co., IN. He then married Elizabeth Jane Christie on August 29, 1858 in Mahaska Co., IA and Willametta W. Crisler on September 3, 1893 in Bartholomew Co., IN. He is thought to be the illegitimate son of Colonel Thomas Greene Lee and Margaret McEwen.]. Contributed by: Shelli...

Jackson, Lacy Grant – Obituary

Grant Jackson, 72, formerly associated with the Dain manufacturing Co. in Ottumwa, died Tuesday [July 14, 1953] at the home of his son, Warren Jackson at Chugwater, Wyo. His home is in Pasadena, Calif. He was born in October of 1880 in the Fremont community. He moved from Ottumwa to Chugwater in 1912, going to Pasadena about 10 years ago. Survivors include his wife, the former Susie Pedrick of Ottumwa; two sons, two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Storm, Bentonsport. ————————————————- Double funeral services were held last Friday, July 17, at the Iowa Flats Church for Mr. and Mrs. Grant Jackson who passed away within two days of each other. Mr. Jackson’s death occurring on Tuesday, July 14 and his wife succumbing two days later on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were former residents of the Iowa Flats community, having settled there in 1912. In 1940 they retired and moved to California to make their home. The couple had returned to Wyoming on June 22 from their Pasadena home for a visit with their children, Warren P. Jackson and Mrs. Earnest Rhoades of Chugwater. The father had been in ill health for some time but Mrs. Jackson’s death was sudden and unexpected. Lacy Grant Jackson, 72, was born in Fremont, Ia., October 26, 1880. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rhoades near Chugwater on July 14. Susie May Jackson, 67, was born in Ottumwa, Ia., October 27, 1885. She also passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rhoades on July 16. The Rev. Lyle Rich and Rev. Coolidge officiated at the double rites...

Lee, Ellen McEwen – Obituary

A Fatal Accident Aged Fremont Woman Falls Into a Cellar Way Kirkville, Feb. 15. — Grandma Lee, mother of M. B. Lee, was making her home with her son and family, met with an accident, Tuesday which cost her her life. She opened what she thought was the door to her room but instead opened the cellar door and fell to the bottom of the cellar, sustaining injuries from which she died soon after. Mrs. Lee was almost a centenarian, being about 90 years old. Obituary: Ella McEwen Lee Ella McEwen was born in North Carolina Dec. 23, 1810. She was married to M. B. Lee in the year 1828. In 1851 she and her husband moved to Iowa and settled on a farm in Mahaska County. To them were born eleven children; of whom only four survive her. She was blessed with fifty grand children and twelve great grand children and three great, great grandchildren. Besides the care and attention bestowed on her own family she thought it not too much to show the part of a friend and mother to others who were in need of sympathy and care. Her home was refuge where all the comforts and training of a home were freely given. Mrs. Lee was converted when she was eight years old and at once identified herself with the church. Her love for God and the church has never waned. For some years she has been so feeble from age as to render her unable to worship at the church with the people of God, still she was content to have the comforting presence...

Phillippe, Green Lee – Obituary

Green Lee Phillippe was born April 11, 1849, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, and died at his home south of town on September 4, 1912, aged 63 years, 4 months and 23 days. The deceased came to Iowa with his parents, Geo. and Agnes Phillippe during the spring of 1851, and located in Cedar Township, Mahaska county, three miles south of Fremont. He was left an orphan at the age of three years. On February 24, 1870, he was married to Mary Jane White and to this union were born four children, two boys and two girls, namely, E.W. Phillipe, of Ottumwa, Asa G. Phillipe, south of Fremont, Mrs. H. B. Fellers, Oskaloosa, and Mrs. J. W. Dinsmore, south of town. Shortly after being married he located on the farm settled on by his father under the preemption act, and has lived there since, except about three years during the time he was schooling his children. He was a loving husband and father, entirely devoted to his family and especially to his sixteen grandchildren. While not a member of any church he admitted his faith in the Supreme Ruler and had always lived in righteousness. Lee Phillippe was one of the sturdy pioneers of this township and he was known to every resident as a man of sterling worth whose word was as good as a bond. His honesty in all dealings gained him lasting friends and made a success of his life, so that when the time came when he was traveling down the valley he had accumulated enough of this world’s goods to live in comfort with his...

Lee, Marshall B. Jr. – Obituary

Marshall Bartholomew [middle name is really Burr as he was named after his father] Lee was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, on May 9, 1850, [Headstone says he was born October 14] and came to Mahaska County with his parents in 1851. He was one of eleven children and when about five years of age his father died. He grew to manhood on the home place south of town, doing his share of the labor on the farm necessary to conduct it successfully. On May 9, 1875, he was married to Miss Hannah Wolfe. Soon after his marriage he bought an eighty-acre farm near the home place on which he moved. Later he moved to near Kirkville, where he conducted a dairy during the time that place was a prosperous mining camp. He remained there about two years, when he returned to Mahaska County, where he has since resided. He was successful on the farm and acquired ownership of 295 acres of the best land in the county. On the farm his six children were born, all of whom are living except one that died in infancy. They are Mrs. Ora E. Newell of Fremont, A. N. Lee of Salem, MO., A. B. Lee of Carthage, SD, C. E. Lee of Albia, Iowa, and B. E. Lee of Milton, Iowa. On February 1, 1900, he purchased the furniture and undertaking business of P. Ehrenhard and moved to Fremont to take personal charge of it. Later he took his son A. B. in partnership with him and the firm was M. B. Lee & Son. The younger Lee went to...

Lee, Hannah Wolfe – Obituary

The people of this community were surprised and shocked Sunday evening when they learned that Mrs. Hannah Lee had died about six o’clock [October 27, 1918]. She had been in poor health for a couple of years but her death was unexpected. Hannah Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, was born at Huntington, Ind., September 27, 1853, and died at her home in Fremont on Sunday, October 27, 1918, aged 65 years and 1 month. She spent the early part of her life in the vicinity of her birthplace, moving to Iowa with her parents in 1871 and locating in this community, where she spent the balance of her life. On May 9, 1875, she was married to M.B. Lee, a prosperous farmer. For twenty-five years they lived on the farm south of Fremont, and from a small beginning finally owned 295 acres when they moved to Fremont in 1900. Since that time this place has been her home. Six children blessed this union, namely: Mrs. Ora Newell, of Fremont, Iowa; A.N. Lee, of Kahoka, Mo.; A.B. Lee, of Carthage, S.D.; C.E. Lee, of Lawrence, Kans.; B.E. Lee, of Guymon, Okla.; and Asa Herman Lee, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn their loss five children, eight grandchildren, three sisters, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. The brothers and sisters are: Sam Wolfe and Mrs. Mary Lee, of Fremont, Lincoln Wolfe, of Snowbelt, Mont., Freeman Wolfe and Miss Ellen Wolfe, of Fenton, Iowa, and Mrs. Wm. Sisco, of Oskaloosa. Mrs. Lee’s early-married life was that of a pioneer. While not as old...

Linsley, Marie Geraldine Phillippe – Obituary

Visitation: Open after 12:00 o’clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 7:30 PM February 20, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Funeral Service: 10:30 AM February 21, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Marie Linsley was born November 8, 1908 in rural Fremont, the daughter of Asa George & Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1926. Marie was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Linsley, February 7, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was employed as a telephone operator in Fremont for 15 years and also worked for 15 years as a sales clerk at Sears in Ottumwa. She was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, 60+ Club, United Methodist Women, and enjoyed doing Genealogy work. Marie is survived by her sister, Vesta of Oskaloosa, and three nieces, Sandra (LaVerne) Stewart of Oskaloosa, Lois (Lowell) McCracken and Elnora Norris both of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald in 1971, a brother, Lee Phillippe, five sisters, Thelma Smith, Floy Perkins, Hazel Norris, Faye Simmons and Merle Hoffman. Two nephews, Lee Norris and Jay Norris, and a niece Darlene Crookham. Memorials may be made in her name to either the Fremont United Methodist Church or Fremont Rescue Unit. Contributed by: Shelli...

Phillippee, Howard Lee – Obituary

Howard Lee Phillippe, 77, of 1102 S. 11th St. died Saturday night [March 31, 1984] at the Mahaska Manor Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 18, 1906 at Fremont, the son of Asa and Carrie Lawson Phillippe. He was married to Carmen Wood at Newton on June 5, 1933. He retired in September of 1973 after working for 33 years for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He served as the Mahaska County foreman for the commission since 1959 and had been a maintenance man prior to that. He was a member of the First Christian Church, a past Woshipful Master of Council Masonic Lodge No. 644, a past Worthy Patron of Vega Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Harrold White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Pella Dutchmasters Antique Auto Club, and the Mahaska County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife Carmen of Oskaloosa; his daughter, Mrs. LaVerne (Sandra Lee) Stewart of Oskaloosa; two grandsons, and five sisters; Mrs. Vesta Linsley and Mrs. Marie Linsley, both of Hedrick, Mrs. Floy Perkins of Oskaloosa; Mrs. Merle Hoffman of Fremont, and Mrs. Faye Simmons of Nebraska. Oskaloosa Herald, April 2, 1984 Contributed by: Shelli...
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