Location: Fremont County IA

Biographical Sketch of Horatio E. Needham

Horatio E. Needham is a native of Addison County, Vermont, born September 10, 1827, near the village of Shalott. While in his infancy his, parents migrated to St. Lawrence County, New York, remained six years, and then went to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where they remained until 1852. During this time Horatio was employed on the farm and also at stone-cutting. In 1859 he went to Fremont County, Iowa, and in 1862 enlisted in Company E, Twenty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was on duty three years, being in many important engagements, among which were the battles, of Little Rock, Helena, Mobile and Saline River, and his soldier life was extended through the States of Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana,, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Iowa, until he was honorably discharged in 1865. After his return to Fremont County he was engaged in teaming for two years before his removal to Nebraska, where he took up a section of land which he afterward sold and came to Daviess County in 1875. He now owns and cultivates a fine farm in Sheridan Township. Mr. Needham was married, November 25, 1852, to Miss Lucina Bagley, a native of Ohio. Eight children have been born to them, five of whom are living: Whitfield H., Mary I., Ada A., Minnie E. and Willie...

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Obituary of Albert Davis

Funeral services for Albert Davis, 90 of Bronson, who died Tuesday at a hospital after a long illness, will be at 1:20 p.p. Thursday at Elliott Creek Presbyterian church at Bronson. Rev. Walter Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City under direction of the W. Harry Christy Morningside funeral home. He was born 1 May 1867 in Hamburg, Iowa. He married Rhoda Smith in 1892 in Blair, Nebraska. The couple resided in Walhill, Nebraska before coming here in 1921. They resided most recently in Bronson. Mr. Davis was a member of Elliott Creek Presbyterian church in Bronson. His wife died in 1827 in Sioux City, Iowa. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Bessie, who died in 1928 in Sioux City and a son Ivan, who died in 1920 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Taylor of Sioux falls, south Dakota; four sons, Clyde, Harold, Bud and Everett, all of Sioux City, Iowa; a brother, Willie of Modale, Iowa, seven grandchildren and 11...

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Obituary of Kate Wallace

Mrs. Kate Wallace, 84 resident of the Modale community for 82 years, died at her home there at 3:30 a.m. Monday. She was born 20 August 1865 at Hamburg, Iowa. Her husband William Wallace, died 5 June 1914. Mrs. Wallace is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James Yutesler of Modale, Iowa; Mrs. K. L. Vittitoe of Mondamin, Iowa and Mrs. Aaron Strain of Modale, Iowa; a sister Mrs. Belle Darmel of Little Sioux, Iowa; two brothers, William Davis of Modale and Albert Davis of Bronson, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hardy-Yutesler funeral home in Missouri Valley and will remain there until time of the services. The rites will be held in the funeral home at 2:20 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Charles Horejs, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Mrs. Lester Yager will be vocal soloist. Internment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery. Pallbearers: George, Sam, Walter and Lehman Vittitoe, Frank Neff and Harry...

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Obituary of Susan Little Davis

Susan Little Davis was born June 5, 1848, in Nelson County, Kentucky, and passed away 3 February 1926, aged 77 years, 7 months and 28 days. When she was eight years of age she came with her parents to Hamburg, Iowa, where she lived until her marriage to Richard Davis on 5 October 1863. They lived at Hamburg six years, when they moved to Monona County, which place was their home for ten years. They left Monona County in 1879 and came to Harrison County. This is where this obituary...

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Biography of Henry J. Hinkle

HENRY J. HINKLE. No better proof of the advancement of Sparta in the last few years can be shown than the dimensions which the hardware trade has assumed. Among those prominently engaged in that line of business in the county is Henry J. Hinkle, who is a gentleman of standing and repute, his business being the outgrowth of his own energy and push. Mr. Hinkle was born in Fremont County, Iowa, March 8, 1856, and is a son of William and Alvira (Winstow) Hinkle. The elder Hinkle was a native of the Keystone State and of German descent. The father moved from his native State to Iowa and from there to Lawrence County, Missouri, where he remained until 1870, and then settled in Taney County, that State. There his death occurred in 1876. He was a blacksmith and followed that together with farming all his life. The mother is still living and finds a comfortable home with our subject. She was also a native of Pennsylvania. Eleven children, seven of whom are living, were born to this worthy couple. They were named as follows: Henry, subject; Frank, who is a farmer near Sparta; Albert, residing in Taney County; Minnie, the wife of Mac Adair, of Indian Territory; Daniel, a farmer of Taney County; Ida, the wife of George Bullock, of Clay County; Lillie, a widow, residing in Clay County;...

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Biography of William W. Woods

Idaho is fortunate in having an able bar. The importance of the legal business growing out of mining enterprises early drew to the state lawyers of ability and experience in large affairs and litigation involving big sums and values. As a result, there is at every important business center of the state legal talent which would do credit to Chicago or New York. Major William W. Woods, one of the leading lawyers of Idaho, was born in Burlington, Iowa, January 24, 1841, a son of James W. and Catharine (Wells) Woods. His father was a successful lawyer, and was born in New Hampshire in 1810, settled in Iowa in 1836 and died at Waverly, Iowa, in 1880. His mother was born in New York in 1825 and died at Burlington, Iowa, in 1864. Major Woods received an academical education at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and at nineteen began the study of law in the office and under the preceptorship of J. C. & B. J. Hall, of Burlington, Iowa. He was called from his legal studies by the demand for soldiers to protect our national interests in the civil war, and in August, 1861, enlisted as a private in Company L, Fourth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, with which he served until September 1865, when he was mustered out, with the rank of major, after having made an admirable record as a...

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Biography of Morillo Abial Spalding

Morillo Abial Spalding. In Morillo Abial Spalding the thriving community of Dearing, Montgomery County, has a citizen who has contributed to its upbuilding a conservative and reliable general mercantile business, who formerly, for eight years, carried on the drug business, and whose long experience in a commercial way has been a decided factor in helping his city to better things. Mr. Spalding was born at Morrisville, Vermont, February 13, 1856, a son of A. W. and Mary (Tenney) Spalding, a grandson of Warren Spalding, a Vermont farmer who spent his life there, and a member of a family, which originating in England, was established in the Green Mountain State in Colonial times. A. W. Spalding was born in Vermont in 1836, and was there educated and reared. He grew up as a farmer and that vocation he adopted upon reaching manhood, subsequently continuing as a tiller of the soil throughout his life. In later years he moved to New Hampshire, and in that state his death occurred in 1896. He was a republican in his political views, a man who took a great interest in the welfare of his community, and one who had the respect and esteem of his associates. He was a faithful member of the Universalist Church. Mr. Spalding married Miss Mary Tenney, born in 1836, in Vermont, who died at Morrisville, that state, in 1896....

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Biography of L. L. Warner

L. L. Warner, who is successfully engaged in business as a dairyman of Bartlesville, was born in Pennsylvania on the 17th of March, 1867, a son of Joseph and Catherine (Warner) Warner, who though of the same name were not related. They removed to Illinois six weeks after the birth of their son, L. L. Warner, settling in Fulton County, that state, where Joseph Warner carried on farming until 1879. In that year the family home was established in Fremont County, Iowa, where Mr. Warner of this review remained until he was twenty-three years of age, when he was married and made his way to Nebraska. He devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits in the latter state for three years, after which he spent another year in Iowa and then disposed of his property removing to Arkansas City, Kansas, where he made his home for eighteen months. On the expiration of that period he settled in southern Oklahoma and for two and a half years followed farming in the Chickasaw Nation, while subsequently he spent five years as an agriculturist in Nowata County. He next took up his abode in Bartlesville, where he was engaged in teaming for more than fourteen Years and then conducted a grocery store for fourteen months. It was in 1920 that he embarked in the dairy business with but two cows and through...

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Moody, Marguerite Lee – Obituary

Word was received here this morning [May 15, 1909] of the death of Mrs. R. P. Moody at an advanced age, at the home of her son, Albert Moody, on Cabbage Hill. The cause of death and none of the particulars of her life could be learned today. The body will be brought to Pendleton this evening and the funeral services will be conducted at the Baker & Folsom undertaking parlors tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock. In addition to her son, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Rhodes, who also resides on Cabbage Hill. Mr. Moody died October 16 of last year being the result of a complication of troubles, incident to old age. Marguerite was born August 19, 1849 in Fremont Co., IA. She was the daughter of Thomas Greene Lee and Lucretia Mobley. She married Ralph P. Moody in 1869. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Gowen, Sophronia Ellen Thomas – Obituary

Mrs. Francis M. Gowen, aged 56, a well-known Lewis County pioneer, died at the family home at Silver Creek, Friday, July 8 [1927]. Sophronia Thomas was born in march, 1871, at Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, and at the age of 16 she came with her parents to Toledo, where in 1896 she was married to Francis Gowen. They moved to Silver Creek in 1902, where they have since resided. She is survived by the widower and seven children, three boys, Ernest, Dewey and Myron; and four girls, Mrs. Pearl Baird, Misses Daisy and Ruby, of Silver Creek, and Mrs. Violet Hart of Bellingham. There are four brothers, E. O. Thomas of Buenos Aires, Ore., Noah Thomas of Yakima, George Thomas of Aberdeen and John Thomas, residing somewhere in the east; and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Conrad of Centralia. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, at the Fissel Funeral Home in Chehalis, Rev. C. E. Bots of Toledo officiating. Burial was at the Mt. View Cemetery in Centralia. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brown, Walter ‘Junior’ – Obituary

Walter “Junior” Brown, 78, of Sigourney, died Mon., May 12, 2003, at his home. He was born June 1, 1924, in rural Kirkville, the son of Walter and Maggie Brown. He was raised and educated in the Kirkville area. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Failyer on Nov. 8, 1941, in Lancaster, Mo. He farmed his entire life in the Fremont, Ottumwa and Sigourney area. In later years he worked at Keoco Auction in Sigourney. He was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed square dancing, western movies, showing mules at the Keokuk County Fair, the Keokuk County Expo, the Iowa State Fair and in parades, trail riding and auto racing. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Frances Teeter of Ottumwa; two sons, James of Fremont and Michael of Sigourney; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Mildred Venator of New Sharon. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Robert; and one grandson, Aaron Brown. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., May 15 at the Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont with the Rev. Frances Baumert of the What Cheer Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Wed., May 14 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be...

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Biography of Hon. Charles E. Linderman

Not the good that comes to us but the good that comes to the world through us is the measure of our success, and judged by this standard as well as by the ratings of the business world Hon. Charles E. Linderman was a most successful man. He was numbered among the prominent, valued, honored and respected citizens of southwestern Iowa and left the impress of his individuality for good on its substantial development and improvement. He stood for high ideals in citizenship, in business affairs and in private life, and the nobility of his manhood made him most honored and respected where best known. A native of Orange county, New York, Mr. Linderman was born near Bloomingburg, February 4, 1829, and was of German lineage on the paternal side and of Irish descent on the maternal side. He was the ninth in order of birth in a family of eleven children and his early education, acquired in the common schools near his boyhood’s home, was supplemented by study in the academy at Bloomingburg, while in 1851 he entered Hamilton College, at Clinton, New York, and was graduated from that institution with the class of 1854. For a year thereafter he engaged in teaching school at Seneca Falls, New York, but in 1855 he resolved to seek his fortune in the great west and accordingly came to Iowa. For...

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