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Location: Mt. Pleasant Iowa

Biographical Sketch of Dr. Henry A. Smith

DR. HENRY A. SMITH. – Doctor Smith was born in Wooster, Ohio, April 11, 1830, and is the son of Nicholas and Abagail (Teaff) Smith. His father, who was a Baptist minister, died when he wa but nine years of age, and left his mother a widow with eleven children, Henry being the youngest son. When he was about sixteen years old he moved with his mother and one sister to Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Soon afterwards he entered Alleghany College, Pennsylvania, and studied medicine. In the spring of 1852, in company with his mother and one sister, he started west in Doctor Miller’s train, arriving in Portland October 26th of that year. He came on to Seattle, Washington Territory, the following January, and in that year, 1853, took up one hundred and sixty acres in what is now known as Smith’s Avenue, a suburb of Seattle. In 1855 he spent nine months as surgeon in the Indian war, and was afterwards elected the first school superintendent of King County. He has represented King county two terms in the legislature, Snohomish county, one term in the house and two terms in the council, at the last session of which he was president. He conducted a hospital in Snohomish for eight years, and in 1866 sold most of his property to the Seattle & Lake Shore Railroad. The Doctor has a...

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Biographical Sketch of Eugene Edwin Neale

Neale, Eugene Edwin; insurance; born, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; March 31, 1865; son of Richard W. and Emma Lennox Neale; public school education in Cleveland; married, Cleveland, April 16, 1890, Lucy W. Hubbell; issue, three sons, Harold Hubbell, Robert Dudley, Eugene Edwin, Jr.; married, Cleveland, Nov. 21, 1905, Elizabeth L. Hubbell; issue, one son, Sterling Lennox; vice pres. Neale-Phypers Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Athletic, Mayfield, and Willowick Clubs; member Cleveland Grays since...

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Welch, Mabel Leona Morrow – Obituary

Mrs. Amos Welch, 1018 N. 10th St. Burlington, 52, passed away Monday [June 20], at 3:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, Burlington where she had been a patient 48 hours. Mabel Leona Welch, daughter of Millie Gholson and Fred Morrow, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1902. She was married July 3, 1917 at Chariton to Amos Lloyd Welch. Before moving to Burlington about two years ago, the family resided at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Welch was a member of the former Methodist Protestant Church. Besides her husband, she leaves two children; Rex D. and Lila Jean, both of whom are at home, her mother, Mrs. Fred Morrow of Lockridge and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Velda Blackstock of Chariton, Mrs. Ina Combs of Burlington, Earl Morrow of Lockridge, Mrs. Vera Cornwell of Burlington, John Morrow of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Ruth Peterson of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Gertrude Shontz of Goldhill, Oregon. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel in New London, with the Rev. Robert E. Fuchs, assistant pastor of Oak Street Baptist Church in Burlington officiating. The following nephews will be casket bearers: Wendell Ball, Dwight Ball, William Cornwell, Dale Cornwell, Dean Combs and Fred Combs. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery west of New London.. Mt. Pleasant News, June 21, 1955 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Morrow, John – Obituary

Mr. John Morrow, a well-known citizen of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday afternoon at four o’clock at his home on Broadway after a long and painful illness with asthma and other complications. Mr. Morrow was a well-known and highly respected man of our community. For many years he was the proprietor of the Morrow Grocery Sore on Broadway, now owned by Mr. Tom Ressel. He leaves to mourn his death his wife [Mary Farmer] and two children, Carl and Orpha, both of this city, who have the sympathy of many friends in their loss. The funeral services will be held from the house tomorrow, Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. W. R. Keesey and Rev. T. J. Myers officiating. The Daily News, Mt. Pleasant, Mary 13, 1920 ANOTHER OBIT: John Morrow was the son of James and Elisabeth Gholson Morrow. He was the oldest child of a family of four boys and four girls. Three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth King of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ella Jennings of Clairmont, Missouri and Mrs. Hattie Hand, of Hannibal, Missouri; and one brother, Franklin Pierce Morrow of Bethany, Missouri, survive him. John Morrow was born in Henry County, Iowa, September 8, 1850 and died in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, March 12, 1920, being at the time of his death sixty-nine years, six months and d four days of age. He started life on a farm...

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Logsdon, Lemuel – Obituary

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Cookes Funeral home for the late Lemuel F. Logsdon of near Mt. Pleasant, Ia. The Rev. Thorwald Jensen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, was in charge. A vocal duet “We are Going Down the Valley,” was sung by Robt. Forbes and Rev. Jensen. Two vocal solos were also sung by Mr. Forbes. They were “Under His Wings” and “Abide With Me.” Miss Judith Peterson was the accompanist. Rev. Jensen then spoke on the subject. “The Christian Conception of the Transition Known as Death.” Several passages from the writings of Paul were cited as proof texts. Lemuel F. Logsdon was the son of James and Martha Mitts Logsdon. He was born near Mt. Pleasant, June 20, 1872. He passed away on October 21, 1938 at his home where he had lived for the past twenty-three years. He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Morrow on January 27, 1908. Mr. Logsdon is survived by his wife, one brother, Clay Logsdon of Mt. Pleasant and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert [Lillie] McClaran of near Fairfield. Mr. Logsdon was a kind and devoted husband; a good neighbor, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He loved his home and spent most of his time at home. The pallbearers were John Lane, Leonard West, Ray Brown, Carl Barnes, D....

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Baker, Mary Elizabeth Morrow – Obituary

Mrs. D. H. Baker Passed Away Tuesday After Months of Suffering. Deceased Was Well Along in Years and Had Long Been A Resident of Mt. Pleasant. Death Was Caused from Cancer of Stomach. Late Tuesday afternoon [October 9, 1906] occurred the death of Mrs. D. H. Baker at her home on South Jefferson Street. Mrs. Baker was quite an old lady and for three months had been confined to her bed, suffering with cancer of the stomach. Some days she was worse and others better, but the disease gradually fastened itself upon her, until there was no hope of relief. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by relatives and friends. The deceased has lived in Mt. Pleasant for many years and was known and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband [Daniel Henry Baker] and several grown children. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the home. [Mary was the daughter of John Jackson Morrow and Patience Tuttle.] Mt. Pleasant Daily News, October 10, 1906 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Allender, Jane Messer

This section of Iowa lost one of its best women on Sunday, March 5, 1922, when Mrs. George Allender died at her home four miles north of Lockridge. She was sick but a little while with her fatal illness which was heart trouble, though she had been afflicted with weakness of the heart for several years. Her end came unexpectedly to her friends and neighbors. Deceased was before her marriage, Jane Messer, a daughter of John and Rhoda (Miller) Messer, and was born in Henry County, Iowa in October 1853. In 1874 she and George Allender were united in marriage. She was ever to him a true and faithful companion. Five children came to gladden their home. Four, Stella, Rebecca, Lincoln and John Alvin, have departed this life. The remaining son, Lawrence Allender, resides on a farm north of Lockridge. Four grandchildren also remain. There are two brothers, Simon and Alvin Messer, and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca A. Olinger and Mrs. Mary Scarff, all of Rome, who are left of her father’s family. She was converted forty seven years ago at South Richwoods and always lived an earnest and consistent Christian life. All who knew her reposed the utmost confidence in her. She will be greatly missed in her home and neighborhood. Funeral services conducted by F. Weston, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant were held on...

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Allender, Ida Amelia Bates – Obituary

Ida Amelia Bates [Allender] was born in Lahaston, Germany, April 12, 1846. Departed this life at the home of her daughter Mrs. Homer Zingg, March 27, 1914, aged 67 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage to John Wesley Allender, Apr. 27, 1865, the husband having departed this life September 14, 1906. To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. Ernest and Oscar of Okanogan, Wash., and Nina Zingg of Olds, Iowa, who are left to mourn her loss, an infant son having preceded her in death. She was baptized in the German Lutheran faith and was the youngest of a family of seven children, four brothers and three sisters. Of whom only one brother, Wm. Bates of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, survives. The funeral services were held Sunday, Mar. 27, at 1 p.m., from the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Zingg, conducted by Rev. Hyatt of the Congregational Church of Olds. The body was laid to rest by the side of the husband and father in the Old Richwoods Cemetery northwest of Mt. Pleasant, near the home where she had spent her girlhood days. Mt. Pleasant Free Press, April 2, 1914 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Obituary of Benjamin Bowen Allender

B. B. Allender, an old citizen of this county, died at his home near the southeast corner of Trenton township on last Thursday evening [June 22, 1882]. He was a man of sterling integrity, respected and esteemed by all who knew him and will be sadly missed in the neighborhood where he lived. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon. [Benjamin married Mary Guyton in 1837 and Lydia Zentmyers in 1874. Interment Richwoods North Cemetery.] Mt. Pleasant Free Press, June 29, 1882 Contributed by: Shelli...

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McEwen, Martha Anne – Obituary

Martha Annie McEwen, 89, died Saturday evening at her home in Wingville after a long illness. She was born Dec. 27, 1883, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of William A. and Lucinda Elliott. She moved to Auburn with her parents in 1884, and later came to Baker Valley where she lived the remainder of her life. She was married in August, 1879, to John Behan, and to them were born four daughters, one of whom preceded her in death. She was married to March 18, 1904, to Willliam McEwen. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Addie Thomason, Mrs. Leilath Boyce and Mrs. Mary Leonnig; a son, Orel McEwen, all of Baker; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildrenand 11 great great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in West and Company, with the Rev. Edward Stauffer officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Democrat Herald – – April 6,...

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