MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

Mower County Obituaries
Part 275


William W. Wheeler

1869-1891

Willie W. Wheeler

The youngest son of Mrs. Wheeler, who keeps the hotel at Lyle, was buried at Lyle yesterday. He was killed while switching cars at Ft. Dodge. We hear that he was walking on top the cars and fell, the cars passing over him.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 15 July 1891, page 3, column 2

NOTE: Willie W. Wheeler, buried at Mona Cemetery, Mitchell Co. Iowa.

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015


The listing on IAGenWeb/Mitchell for the Mona cemetery, shows:
Wheeler, Willie W. 22 yr 16 days - died 13 JUL 1891, son of E.W. Wheeler


The death and burial of William Wheeler at Lyle, On Tuesday of last week, was mentioned in your last issue. He was buried with Masonic honors. The day was fine and the ceremonies perfect and impressive. There was the largest attendance ever gathered on such an occasion at Lyle. At a regular communication of Alma Lodge, held July 14, 1891, the following resolutions of condolence were adopted and ordered to be spread on the records of the lodge; also published in county papers, and a copy presented to relatives:

Whereas, Our Supreme Grand Master has been fit in His wisdom to remove from our midst our esteemed and worthy brother, William Wheeler, be it

Resolved, That we lament his untimely death, and extend to his sorrowing relatives and friends our heartfelt sympathy in this their sudden bereavement.

BROS. C. F. WENHAM,
W. F. COBB,
REV. GIBERSON,
Committee.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 22 July 1891, page 8, under the heading "LYLE".

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Richard Richard Richards

1833-1898

Fatal Accident At Otranto.

R. R. Richards, living on the large West farm in old Otranto at the state-line, was so badly injured in a feed grinder last Wednesday that he died in a few hours. He was at the time operating a large ten-horse power feed grinder which he had just recently purchased. He was tending the machine himself and had reached in to examine some part when his arm got caught in the gearings and was drawn in and terribly mangled.

When taken from the machine he was in an unconscious state and never again regained consciousness. Medical attendance was promptly at hand and it was decided to amputate the limb, which was done. But owing to the shock he had sustained and to his advanced age the patient did not rally and died within an hour after the operation had been performed.

The funeral services were held from the home Friday afternoon under the auspices of Alma lodge A. F. and A. M. of Lyle of which he was a member. Deceased came out from New York state several years ago to take charge of the West farm. He was a man of excellent character and judgment, energetic and industrious and was highly regarded by all.

He leaves a wife and seven children, E. G. Richards, Robt. Richards, Mrs. O. H. Brown, Mrs. J. S. Schuyler, Mrs. R. P. Gibson, Mrs. M. J. West and Miss Gertie Richards.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 5 Jan. 1898, page 3, column 3


[His actual name was Richard Richard Richards]
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Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015

The cemetery listing for Woodbury cemetery, on MNGenweb/Mower shows:
Richards, Richard Richard -- 1 JAN 1833 - 29 DEC 1898

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Lisbet Mikkelsdatter Hedemark

1812-1889

Grandma Hedemark was buried yesterday.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 18 Sept. 1889, page 8, column 1, under the heading "LYLE"

Name: Lisbet Mikkelsdatter Hedemark
Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Mitchell Co. Iowa Enlarge Photo

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The cemetery listing on IAGenWeb/Mitchell, for Pleasant Hill Cemetery, shows:
Hedemark, Lisbet M. -- 1812 - 1889

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Mary Ellen (Cheadle) Goslee

1847-1891

GOSLEE-- In London, Freeborn county, July 29, Mary Ellen Goslee, wife of W. N. Goslee, aged nearly 44 years.

The funeral services, on the 31st, were very largely attended. Rev. D. P. Grosscup preached the funeral sermon. W. N. Goslee, his brother living across the road, and his cousin, living within half a mile, the three old settlers of that name have each buried a wife within the last six months. The deceased has been a member of the Presbyterian church for more than twenty years and led a consistent Christian life.

She leaves to mourn her loss two children, a grown up daughter and a son, 15 years.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 5 Aug. 1891, page 8, column 1, under heading "DIED."

NOTE: Full name is: Mary (Cheadle) Goslee.

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015


The cemetery listing for Woodbury Cemetery, on MNGenWen/Mower shows:
Goslee, Mary E. -- 13 NOV 1847 - 29 JUL 1891, wife of William N. Goslee

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Ole O. Running

1832-1907

Ole Rnning (sic) of Minnereka was buried at Mona last Saturday.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 10 April 1907, page 7, column 3, under the heading "LYLE CENTER"

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015

The cemetery listing for Pleasant Hill Cemetery, on IAGenWen/Mitchell, shows:
Running, Ole O. -- 1832 - 3 APR 1907, aged 74 years

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David Gekler

Died c1898

-- David Gekler, an old settler of Lyle, was buried Tuesday.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 5 Jan. 1898, page 3, column 1

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Michael Schwandt

1840-1906

MICHAEL SCHWANDT.

Michael Schwandt, who has been ill for several years passed away Monday morning, December 9, at his home one mile west of Lyle.

He was born at Jacob's Hagen, Germany, October 22, 1840.

In 1872 he moved to Watertown, Wis., and in 1873 came to Minnesota where he has since lived. In 1880 he was married to Miss Henrietta Fishbeck of this place.

He leaves a wife and seven children: Mrs. Joe Schultz of this place, Misses Rose, Marie, Minnie Katherine and Lucile and one son, Martin August, also a brother and two sisters; August Schwandt of Germany, Mrs. Wm. Becker of Jacob's Hagen, Germany and Mrs. Wm. Albrict of Watertown Wis.

The funeral services were held at the Congregational church at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Mona cemetery, Rev. Ruddock officiating. Lyle Tribune.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 19 Dec. 1906, page 2, column 3, under the heading "DIED"

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Amund Johnson

1854-1901

Amond (sic) Johnson, living one mile north of the village, was killed by the south bound passenger train on the Milwaukee road about eight o'clock Wednesday evening. He attempted to cross ahead of the train at the crossing near Hughson's. His horse got across and was not hurt but the train struck the wagon body throwing Johnson out and killing him. The train backed up and brought the body to the station.

Deceased was a carpenter by trade and was an industrious and honest man. He was born in Norway in 1855 and came to this country when about 18 years old. He was married Jan. 28, 1885. He was a member of Alma lodge, A. F. & A. M.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the M. E. church which was filled to overflowing. Rev. C. D. Belden officiated. The Masons had charge of the services. Interment at Mona.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 6 Feb. 1901, page 7, column 2, under the heading "LYLE"

Note: His name was "Amund Johnson"

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015


NOTE: The cemetery listing for Mona (Farley) cemetery at Mona shows:
Johnson, Amund -- 24 DEC 1854 - 30 JAN 1901

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John Gould

1870-1902

GOULD.

At his mother's home in Otranto township, Iowa, Monday morning May 11, 1902, of consumption, John Gould, aged 31 years. He was well known to the writer and to many of our readers as the editor of the Lyle Tribune.

He was born near St. Ansgar, Nov. 25, 1870. He attended the Mona schools and finished at the Cedar Valley Seminary. He taught school for several terms and then attended Highland Park College at Des Moines. After teaching school for some terms he entered the office of the Lyle Tribune and in November, 1896, in partnership with R. Reierson, bought out the paper. In April, 1898, he became sole proprietor. He published the paper until last New Year's, when he had become so weak that he leased the paper and went home to his mother's, seeking returning health in vain.

Our relations with deceased were very pleasant. We remember especially our trip to Montreal and other Canadian points together. He was kind hearted in disposition and independent in his views, and everywhere won friends by his frank and cordial ways.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. M. W. Kenney, were held at the M. E. church, Lyle, Wednesday afternoon. Interment at Mona.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 21 May 1902, page 5, column 4, under the heading "Died"

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NOTES: According to the cemetery listing for Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Mitchell County, Iowa, on IAGenWeb/Mitchell:
    Gould, John -- 25 NOV 1870 - 12 May 1902


The sad news of the death of John Gould reached here Monday, he having been found dead in bed Monday morning. He had been in poor health for a number of years, suffering from consumption and early last winter he became so bad that he could no longer attend to business and leased the Lyle Tribune, of which he was proprietor, to R.A. Ferris. In fact he got so he could scarcely walk at all. Then he commenced taking treatment of Dr. Culmsee and had been slowly and steadily improving.

He was down to St. Ansgar to take treatment Saturday. Sunday he felt so well that he told his mother she could drive with him to Mona to take the train the next morning and he would walk back in the afternoon. He had walked that distance – two miles before so much had he improved.

He ate a hearty supper and went to bed about 11 o'clock. About two his mother heard him cough a little as he often did in the night, but thought nothing of it. But alas, when they went into his room at six he was cold in death, having passed away without a struggle. His death is supposed to have been due to heart failure. -- St. Ansgar (Iowa) Enterprise.

From The Adams Review, 1902
Contributed by Janet Stephenson

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Caroline (Yates) Osborne

1826-1904

—The funeral of Mrs. Welcome Osborn was held at Cedar City schoolhouse Saturday afternoon, Rev. A. Cressey officiating. Interment in Cedar City cemetery.

A large concourse of friends was present.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Nov. 1904, page 3, column 1

Full name: Caroline (Yates) Osborne

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NOTE: The listing on MNGenWeb/mower for Cedar City Cemetery shows a "Caroline Osborn, born 25 FEB 1826 and died 15 NOV 1904.

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Phoebe (Phelps) Gemmel

1821-1909

MRS. ANDREW GEMMEL.

Mrs. Andrew Gemmel, aged nearly 88 years, died just before midnight, Saturday night, Sept. 4, 1909, of old age. She has had a number of nervous spells during the past few months but nothing serious. Saturday night she called for her son and his wife complaining of difficulty of breathing and in a few minutes expired.

Phoebe Phelps was born near Montreal, Canada, October 5, 1821. She was married to Andrew Gemmel in Montreal March 8, 1845. They lived at St. Hyacinth until 1852 when they moved to Burlington, Wis. and he was in trade with his brother-in-law John Phelps for two years.

They then returned to Canada and lived there until 1857 when they came to Minnesota coming by rail to Dunleith, Ill. thence by boat to St. Paul and by team to Cedar City. They stopped with his brother-in-law Thos. Bonnalie until fall when they commenced housekeeping in the log house he built on his claim in section 30. Here the family home has since been. They built a frame house in 1876. Mr. Gemmel died Dec. 16, 1898. Mrs. Gemmel continued to occupy the old home until her death.

Eleven children were born to her of whom five are living: Andrew Gemmel of Cavour, S. D., Mrs, Jerry Ingalls and Mrs. Eaton Officer of Austin; Arthur Gemmel on the old homestead and Mrs. Chas. R. Varco of Austin. Deceased united with the Episcopal church in Montreal at the age of 18 years and was a faithful and exemplary member. She was of a kindly disposition and ministered unselfishly for those about her. She was ripe for the heavenly garner. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. S. Budlong, were held at the residence yesterday afternoon. Interment at Cedar City cemetery. Mrs. Gemmel's father was a soldier in the British army and she had five brothers in the civil war, '61 to '65. One of them died in Andersonville prison.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 8 Sept. 1909, page 3, column 4, under the heading "DEATHS"

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Whittechur Watkins

1844-1909

WHITTECHUR WATKINS.

Whit Watkins, aged 65 years, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 1909, at his farm west of the Cedar City cemetery. He had gone down for the day to see the harvest and was out in the field and had shocked a little grain. As he picked up a bundle of grain to set it up he fell over and died without warning, of apoplexy. His son Harvey was cutting on the harvester at the time and as soon as possible came to the aid of his father but life was extinct.

Mr. Watkins was the son of John and Mary Watkins. He was born at Newtown, Wales, Feb. 28, 1844. When about three years old he came with his parents and family of seven children to Kenosha, Wis. and later to Burlington, Wis. The family came to Austin township in Mower county in the spring of 1856 settling on section 33 near where the present Cedar City school house stands.

On December 6, 1871, Mr. Watkins was married to Miss Mary P. Reynolds and they moved to his farm west of the cemetery in the northwest corner of Lyle township. Two children were born to them: Harvey who lives on the old farm and Ed who lives at Columbus, Mont.

Mrs. Watkins died Dec. 30, 1888. On July 11, 1894, Mr. Watkins married Mrs. Frances Padden Hoffman who survives, He has one sister living, Mrs. Caleb Stock of Mitchell, Iowa, and four brother, David, Evan and Abe Watkins of this city and John of Cedar City.

Deceased was a worthy member of the Methodist church. He was active in town affairs when he lived on the farm being chairman of the board of supervisors and a school trustee for years. About 12 years ago he and his wife moved into Austin and they have since lived here. He was for years an active promoter of the Mower County Agricultural Society and was prominent in the management of the annual fairs. He was a man highly regarded and respected. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, Rev, G. W. Lutz officiating. A large congregation was present. Interment in Cedar City cemetery.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 11 August 1909, page 6, column 2, under the heading "DEATHS"

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Harold William Mattfeld

1912-2015

Harold William Mattfeld, 103, always known as "Matt," of Austin, died Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Comforcare.

He was born January 1, 1912, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Theodore and Laura (Merck) Mattfeld. After his graduation from Fort Dodge High School, Matt received his bachelor'ss degree from the University of Iowa. He made his living in the lumber business, beginning in Fort Dodge, and then as owner of Payless Cashways Lumber Store in Austin, retiring in 1970. On September 14, 1941, Matt and Elma Jesperson were married in Royal, Iowa.

He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight instructor, and the couple moved to Austin in 1951 where they raised two daughters. Elma passed away Nov. 16, 2002. A member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Austin, the Lions Club, SCORE, and the YMCA Board, Matt enjoyed playing golf, but his true passion was flying. He continued both those activities into his 90s.

Survivors include his daughters: Susan (John) Hall, and Shirley Mattfeld (Jim Sarbaugh), both of Portland, Connecticut; and two grandchildren Will and Jacob Mattfeld-Sarbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Laura Mattfeld and his wife Elma Mattfeld.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Robert Bailey officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at Worlein Funeral Home. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. There will be no reviewal at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, prior to the service. Memorials can be directed to the Lutheran Hour Ministries at 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, St. John's Lutheran Church, or the Lion's Eye Bank. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 15 SEP 2015

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Delone J. Sawyer

1937-2015

Delone J. Sawyer, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin after battling ovarian cancer.

Delone Joanne Bakke was born February 15, 1937, in Mabel, Minnesota, to Milford and Josephine (Loing) Bakke. She grew up in Austin, graduating from Austin High School. On October 14, 1958, she was united in marriage to Arlin Sawyer at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Chapel in Austin. The couple raised two children. The Sawyer family lived on a hobby farm from 1973-1999 and then moved back to Austin. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Delone worked in the Hormel Foods Corp. insurance department for 30 years. She enjoyed visiting friends and family and loved to offer her help to those that needed it.

Survivors include her children: Kelly (Joel) Langlie of Ellendale, Minnesota, and Dr. Michael (Stephanie) Sawyer of Rochester, Minnesota; three grandchildren: Jake Langlie, Colin Sawyer, and Morgan Sawyer; one brother Merlin Bakke of California, and sister-in-law Adair Sawyer of Austin, Minnesota; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Milford and Josephine Bakke; her husband Arlin Sawyer; her sister Judy Swenson and her brother-in-law Mervale Sawyer.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. A private family interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Lutter officiating. Memorials can be directed to the Mower County Relay for Life or recipient of donor's choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 15 SEP 2015

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Emma Arizona (Ames) Smith

Died 1885

OBITUARY.

A loved one gone. Died, of typhoid fever, on the thirteenth instant, at Sioux Falls, Dak., Emma Arizona Ames, daughter of E. D. Ames Esq., and wife of Arthur A. Smith, formerly of this city, in the twenty eighth year of her age. Leaving a babe six weeks old, a devoted husband, and many friends to mourn her loss; but what is our loss is her gain. She has gone to the bosom of her Savior. Her remains were interred in the Beach cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Edwards of Austin, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Oakland.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Sept. 1885, page 3, column 5

Note: Name: Emma Arizona (Ames) Smith

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Barney D. Nye

c1825-1881

--Barney D. Nye, one of the earliest settlers of Nevada township, departed this life, and was buried from his residence, Thursday, March 31st, 1881. It was a very stormy day, but a great many people, with ateams, gathered at his residence to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed dead and family. The sermon was preached at Minnereka school-house, by Rev. Alfred Cressey, of Austin. The house was filled. After the sermon the body was buried in the Beach cemetery. Disease lung fever. Age, 56 years. Leaves a widow, son, and daughter.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 6 April 1881, page 3, columns 2 & 3.

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LeRoy Chancy Searles

c1855-1908

LEROY C. SEARLES.

LeRoy C. Searles of Nevada township died very suddenly Saturday fornoon, April 11, 1908, of heart failure, aged 53 years. He was out in the yard raking leaves about 9 o'clock and was found dead about 10 o'clock. He had the grippe for six weeks recently.

Chauncey LeRoy Searles was born in West Union, Iowa, September 29, 1854. In 1859 he moved with his parents to Albany, Wis., and in 1871 they came to Lyle township where he lived with his parents until his marriage, Nov. 15, 1881, to Miss Mary C. Murphy, when they moved to the present home in Nevada township. Two children were born to them, Effie Pearl and Thomas LeRoy, both living. THe widow also survives.

Deceased was a highly respected neighbor and citizen. He was a kind husband and father. He was a member of Lyle lodge M. W. A. He has one brother, Charles, living at West Union.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin were held at Enterprise school house Monday afternoon, an unusually large concourse of sympathizing friends being present. The Lyle lodge M. W. A. was present and assisted in the burial service. The Lyle Congregational choir sang. The floral tributes were very beautiful. Interment in Varco cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, page 2, column 1, under the heading "DIED"

Note: Full name is LeRoy Chancy Searles

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Capt. William Stanley

1831-1902

The bosom of the earth in Woodbury cemetery is opened to receive the inanimate form of Capt. Stanley of Lyle Wednesday p. m. May his soul go marching on to Glory.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 8 Jan. 1902, page 5, column 3, under the heading "WOODBURY."

Note: Full name: William Stanley.

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The listing for Woodbury Cemetery on MNGenweb/Mower county shows:
Stanley, Capt. William -- 5 JUN 1831 - 6 JAN 1902, Civil war veteran.

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Anna Maria "Mary" (Sloderbeck) Gekler

1828-1885

OBITUARY.

Mrs. Mary Gekler was born in Germany, November 6th, 1828, and died in the township of Lyle, Sunday, July 26, 1885, about six a. m. She came to this country in 1854, first settling in New York state; from there she removed to Iowa; from there to Cedar City, in Austin township, where she lived for eight years; after which she removed to Lyle where she spent her remaining days.

She had been a woman of very strong constitution, and had worked arduously with her companion for the welfare of her children, but at last disease took hold of her mortal frame and did not stay its cruel hand until it took its victim.

She was a sufferer for about five years, suffering greatly the last year. She died in peace, saying "Lord give me rest." She leaves a husband with eight children and a large concourse of friends to mourn her loss. The services were held at the Cedar City School House, Tuesday, July 28th, 1885, at 1 p. m. by E. W. Haley, M.E. Pastor, and the body interred at Cedar City Cemetery.

Source: from the Mower County Transcript, 5 Aug. 1885, page 3, column 4

NOTE: Full name is Anna Maria "Mary" (Sloderbeck) Gekler

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Bessie Wilder-Williams

Died 1910

A. B. Wilder arrived home Monday with the remains of his sister, Mrs. Bessie Wilder-Williams, who died a few days ago at Bellingham, Wash. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin, will be held at the Wilder residence here on Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: from the Mower County Transcript, 16 Feb. 1910, page 7, column 4, under the heading "LYLE"

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William Cook

1856-1914

WM. COOK.

Wm. Cook, a former Mower County resident died at the Rochester hospital Saturday following an operation for appendicitis and gall stones. When his wife lived, Mr. Cook farmed near Cedar City but he left Austin several years ago and has been in Washington four years and in Des Lacs, N. Dak. for three years. He came here in June for treatment and had been at Rochester on three visits previous to having his operation. He was 57 years old.

He was born in New York City October 4, 1856. His wife was Emma Griffin, daughter of L. J. Griffin. She died about August 24, 1885. There were three sons, Floyd died when he was 2 years and 4 months old and another son died when an infant. One son Roy, lives in Washington. He runs a boat from Seattle to Alaska and did not receive word of his fathers death. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Mark Cook of Des Lacs, N. D., James Cook of Deering, N. D., Mrs. Chas. Klitzing of Elkton, Minn., and Mrs. Arthur Thomas of Wheelock N. D. All but the sister from Dakota were here to attend the funeral.

The body was brought to the home of J. G. Moreland in this city and services were held there Sunday at 1:30 and from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Rev. Von Stilli officiating. He was laid to rest beside his wife and two sons in Cedar City cemetery.

Source: from the Mower County Transcript, 26 Aug. 1914, page 2, columns 5 & 6, under the heading "DEATHS"

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Addie L. (Wilder) Campbell

1846-1881

-- Mrs. A. L. Campbell, the daughter of Jack Wilder, of Otranto, was buried at Beach cemetery last week Tuesday, Rev. Spafford conducting the funeral services. A large number of friends were present, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, page 3, column 2

NOTE: Name is Addie L. (Wilder) Campbell

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Apparently Beach cemetery is now known as Woodbury, or the body was re-interred. The listing for Woodbury cemetery, on MNGenWeb/Mower, shows:
Campbell, Addie L. -- 20 JAN 1846 - 14 FEB 1881, Age 35 years, 25 days, Wife of A.L. Campbell.

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Ethel Foster

Died 1893

--Little Ethel, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Foster, died Wednesday of measles after an illness of a week, and was buried Friday.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 12 April 1893, page 3, column 2

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Emma (Griffin) Cook

1864-1885

-- Mrs. Wm. L. Cook of Lyle, aged twenty-one years, was buried last week Tuesday.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 2 Sept. 1885, page 3, column 1

Full name: Emma (Griffin) Cook

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The cemetery listing for Cedar City cemetery, on MNGenWeb/Mower shows:
Cook, Emma G. -- 24 OCT 1864 - 24 AUG 1885

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Katherine Lura (Fields) Wilder

1859-1914

MRS. SHEDD WILDER.

Mrs. Shedd Wilder, aged 55 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Kinter on north First street, Thursday morning, February 12, 1914, of Bright's disease after an illness of two years. She had been in failing health for some years before.

Katherine Lura Fields was born in Madison, Wisconsin, February 6, 1859. When ten years of age she came to this state with her folks settling at Jackson.

About 33 years ago the family came to Lyle township to reside and she was married to Mr. Wilder 32 years ago. They lived on a farm for several years and later lived in Northwood. They lived in Lyle village for over 6 years before removing to Austin, about nine years ago.

Six children were born to Mrs. Wilder of whom three boys are dead. The husband survives and three children: Mrs. Robt. Geraghty, Mrs. O. C. Kinter and Cree Wilder all of Austin. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Sandon of Jackson, and Mrs. L. W. Feeley of Bellingham, Wash. and Three brothers, J. Fields of Jackson, John of Washington and Harry of Arizona.

Mrs. Wilder was a member of the Mission church in Lyle. She was a woman of kind heart and unselfish life and was especially interested in ministering for the sick. She has been a patient sufferer and is now at rest. Funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kinter, Saturday forenoon, Rev. C. D. Belden officiating. Interment at Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 18 Feb. 1914, page 2, column 2, under the heading "DEATHS"
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Azariah Chapin

1830-1905

CHAPIN.

At his home in this city, Saturday evening, January 21, 1905, of paralysis, Azariah H. Chapin, aged 74 years.

He was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y. Aug. 13, 1830. He grew up there and was married there in the spring of 1855 to Miss Elizabeth Maynard of the same place. He was a millwright by trade and they came west the same summer to old Otranto, Iowa, twelve miles south of Austin where he built a sawmill. Mrs. Chapin died at Otranto April 5, 1855, of quick consumption, Mr. Chapin came to Austin in the spring of 1856. He preempted land in sections 21 and 28 in Lansing township, west of where Ramsey is now.

He worked at his trade and carpentering in Austin until Aug. 19, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. C., Ninth Minn. Vol. Inf'ry as musician. In this company were many Mower county boys, including D. E. Bero, Plin S. Conkey, Joseph Lampling, John L. Neller, James Parmenter, Nate Palmeter, D. O. Pratt, S. W. Rice, E. P. Spooner, J. M. Tanner, D. B. Vaughan and others. They were stationed at frontier posts for the first year and then went south and served in Missouri until 1864 when they were ordered farther south and took part in many important engagements and expeditions including the Guntown expedition, the battle of Nashville and the capture of Spanish Fort. They were mustered out at Fort Snelling Aug. 24, 1865.

Mr. Chapin returned to Austin and worked at his trade until 1870 when he moved to his farm which he occupied and improved until the spring of 1895 when he moved into Austin.

He was married June 23, 1874, to Miss Frances L. Aldrich, daughter of B. F. Aldrich, an old settler of 1856. Four children were born to them: Mrs. J. W. Sherman of Austin; Benjamin F. and Herbert H. of Howard, S. D.; and Allen at home. These with the widow survive.

Mr. Chapin has been sick for the past three years from the effects of paralysis. He has been a patient sufferer. Deceased was for years one of the supervisors of Lansing. he was an upright, honorable citizen whom all respected. He was a Master Mason and a member of MacIntyre Post, G. A. R.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held at the residence yesterday forenoon. Interment at Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 25 Jan. 1905, page 4, columns 3&4 under heading "DIED"
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Bessie V. Williams

1874-1910

MRS. BESSIE V. WILLIAMS.

Mrs. Bessie V. Wilder Williams was born at Otranto, Iowa, February 9, 1874. She attended Austin High School and later spent two years at the Iowa state normal at Cedar Falls. She taught a number of years in both the Iowa and Idaho schools. Her interests were always along educational lines and she was very ambitious to progress and the past year she was taking an advanced normal course in Bellingham, Wash., where she expected to graduate in June. Contracted a severe cold during the holiday season which developed into bronchial pneumonia, the immediate cause of her death on February 5th, 1910.

Mrs. Bessie Williams was a daughter of Nelson M. and Maria H. Wilder and she leaves Harold, her 14 year old son, and her mother at Portland, Oregon and two brothers, B. V. Wilder of Mitchell, S. D., and A. B. Wilder of Lyle village to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the A. B. Wilder home in Lyle, Wednesday Feb. 16th, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden. Interment at Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Feb. 1910, page 10, column 1, under heading "DEATHS"
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Ezra Daniel Ames

1826-1912

EZRA DANIEL AMES.

Ezra D. Ames, aged 86 years, died at the home of his son in Lyle township, Monday morning, June 3, 1912, from a stroke of paralysis which he had a week previous. He had been quite feeble for some time.

He came to Lyle township in the spring of 1856. He was born in the town of LeRoy, Genesee county, N. Y., May 15, 1826. His father, a native of Massachusetts, was a millwright by trade. He lived there until 12 years of age when he came west with his parents to Ohio and Indiana where his father built several large mills. His father died in 1843 and Ezra boated it on the Wabash canal or farmed it in DeKalb county, Ind., until 1853 when he moved to Marion, Iowa, and in 1855 to Mitchell county, Iowa.

In March, 1856, he moved his family and goods to Lyle township, Mower county. He first moved into a vacant shanty and a few weeks later occupied a log house which he had built on the land he had preempted in section 21. In the fall he moved to his permanent location in section 19. He set out a grove of shad trees and also started and orchard and a few of the trees which he planted half a century ago are still living and bearing. He made a specialty of fruit and bees and his orchard was noted all thru this section of the state. He lived on his farm until 1893 when he rented it and has since lived with his children.

He was married June 13, 1852, to Miss Mary Loomis. She was born in Wayne county, Ohio, May 19, 1836. She was the daughter of Samuel and Christina Loomis. She died in Lyle June 7, 1893. Four children were born to them: two of them living, Mrs. Ida Summers of Sioux Falls, S. D. and Wilber D. Ames of Lyle township.

Funeral at the church in London village at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Belden officiating. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 5 June 1912, page 2, column 2, under heading "DEATHS"

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Althea (Townsend) Bedford

1836-1910

MRS. E. H. BEDFORD.

Mrs. Erastus H. Bedford of Lyle township, died at her home Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24, 1910, of pneumonia, age 74 years. She had been in failing health for some time.

Althea Townsend was born at Rensselaerville, N. Y., April 20, 1836 and lived there with her parents until 1859. Then they moved to St. Ansgar, Iowa. She was married to Mr. Bedford of Lyle township in 1860 and they went to live on his farm in section 30. He had come out to Mower county in 1856 with Orlando Wilder and engaged in farming. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford lived on the farm all their married life with the exception of two years, 1862-64, which they spent in St. Ansgar.

Three children were born to them, one son, Robert R., surviving and living on the old place. Mr. Bedford died January 10, 1908. There are five grandchildren living.

Mrs. Bedford was a woman of many worthy traits of character and filled well her mission as wife and mother. She was a kind friend and helpful neighbor. She had a good education and taught school in the east in her younger days. She will be missed in the home and community.

Funeral services, conducted by Mrs. Talcot of Minneapolis were held at the home Sunday. Interment in Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 2 March 1910, page 3, column 5, under heading "DEATHS"
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Nina Goslee

1870-1902

GOSLEE.

At the residence on south Main street, Saturday evening, November 15, 1902, of liver trouble, Miss Nina Goslee, aged 32 years. She was seriously ill but ten days.

She was the only daughter of William Goslee, who came to Lyle in 1856. She was born in London township near the Lyle line July 16, 1870. She graduated from Albert Lea college with honors, class of '91. The death of her mother shortly after led her to give up her life plans along educational lines and devote her time to her father. They moved into Austin nine years ago and she has always been a most devoted and faithful daughter.

She was a member of the Congregational church and active in Sunday school and other religious work. She had excellent literary taste and her educated mind caused her to appreciate and enjoy the best literature. She had great sympathy for the needy and fallen. Her sterling character won the esteem and confidence of all.

Her father survives and one brother, William, a dentist at Auburn, Neb. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10:30 at the Congregational church. Sermon by Dr. Abbott of Albert Lea. Revs. Dascomb and Kroese will assist. Interment at Woodbury where the mother rests.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 19 Nov. 1902, page 3, columns 3 & 4, under the heading "Died."
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Lulu Augusta (Bisbee) Jacobson

1874-1899

#1: JACOBSON.

At her home in Barrett, Minnesota, Wednesday evening, March 8, 1899, of inflammation of the bowels, Mrs. Lulu Augusta [Bisbee], beloved wife of Gustav S. Jacobson, aged 24 years.

She was born in Nevada township in this county, July 11, 1874, and grew up there. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bisbee. She attended the Austin high school and completed her education at Decorah. For a number of years she was a very successful teacher in this county.

December 27, 1897, she was married in Austin to Mr. Jacobson, who was reared in Nevada. They went to Elbow Lake and subsequently to Barrett to reside and had a most happy home. Deceased was ill only four or five weeks previous to her death. The writer has known her since childhood and knew personally of her amiable disposition and beautiful life. She leaves many loving friends to mourn her early decease. The remains were brought to Lyle Friday and services were held in the M. E. church Saturday morning, a very large attendance of friends being present.

Interment at Woodbury. The husband and other relatives wish to express their gratitude publicly to all the kind friends who assisted them in their great sorrow.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 15 March 1899, page 3, column 3, under heading "Died"
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Lulu Augusta (Bisbee) Jacobson

DIED.

At her home in Barrett, Minnesota, Wednesday, March 8, 1899, of inflamation of the bowels, Mrs. Lulu Augusta Jacobson, aged 24 years.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Bisbee of Nevada, and her maiden name was Lulu Bisbee. For several years she had been a successful teacher in the county schools.

In December 1897 she married Mr. Jacobson and they went to reside at Barrett. The funeral was held from the M.E. Church, Saturday march 11th, Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin, officiating. Interment was at the Woodbury cemetery.

[ Lyle Tribune, Friday, 3-24-1899, page 3, col. 3 ]

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Adeline (Sprague) Howard

c1830-1910

#1:

Mrs. Adson (sic) Howard, aged about 80 years, died Friday night at the home of her son, Charles in this village of heart trouble. She was one of the early settlers of Lyle township. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church. Interment in Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Nov. 1910, page 6, column 2, under the heading "LYLE"

NOTE: Full name is: Adeline (Sprague) Howard
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Adelia (Sprague) Howard -- Died 1910

MRS. ADELIA HOWARD.

Mrs. Adelia, widow of Adson Howard died Friday night, November 18, 1910 of heart trouble and old age at the home of her son Charles in Lyle village. She was about 80 years old.

Her maiden name was Sprague. She was born near Hamlet, Chautauqua county, N. Y., and was married there. They came west about forty years ago and settled on a farm on Woodbury creek in Lyle township near the schoolhouse. Mr. Howard died about 12 years ago and the widow has since lived with her children. She has lived in Lyle for the past two years.

Funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Congregational church in Lyle. Interment in Woodbury. The deceased was a woman of kindly disposition and was highly thought of by those who knew her. She was totally blind for the last few years of her life.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Nov. 1910, page 2, column 1, under the heading "DEATHS"

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Orin Merle Dixon

1897-1912

Orin Merle Dixon, aged 14 years, son of Mrs. Orin Dixon, died Saturday morning of typhoid fever after an illness of about a month. He was born in Oldham, South Dakota, July 10, 1897, but had spent most of his life in this vicinity. He attended public school and Sunday school here.

Funeral was held at the Congregational church Monday afternoon, Rev. A. G. Washington officiating. Interment in Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 24 Jan. 1912, page 6, column 2, under the heading "LYLE"
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George C. Allen

c1841-1894

ALLEN.

At his home in this city, Tuesday morning, January 9, 1894, of la grippe, George C. Allen, aged 53 years.

Mr. Allen was a native of Ohio. He was raised on a farm and when 21 years old went to Titusville, Penn., to engage in the oil business. He enlisted in the 18th Pensylvania Cavalry, in 1862, and faithfully served his country until discharged in 1864 on account of disability.

He came to Mower county in the fall of 1864 and has lived for the most of the time since on his farm in the township of Lyle. He has lived in this city for the past few years. His death resulted from the injuries which he received in his accident at the oil tank a few weeks ago, which were aggravated by rheumatism. Mr. Allen was raised as a Master Mason in Lyle village. He was a man highly regarded by all who knew him.

Funeral services at the Baptist church in this city tomorrow, Thursday morning at ten o'clock, under the direction of Fidelity Lodge, A. F. and A. M. Interment at Woodbury. We extend our fullest sympathy to the circle of mourning relatives and friends.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 10 Jan. 1894, page 7, column 3, under the heading "Died."
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