Iowa Old Press
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
August 12, 1910
DEATH OF W. Z. TROW
Old Plymouth County Resident Dies in Colorado
William Zebina Trow was born near Liverpool, England, April 30, 1840, and
died near Vona, Colo., August 7, 1910, aged seventy years, three months and
At the age of five years he came with his parents to America, for six months
residing in New York City, then removing to southern Wisconsin where he grew
to manhood. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company D
Wisconsin heavy artillery, serving until the end of the war. In March 1873,
he was united in marriage with Lucinda A. Lane, who with two sons, W. R. of
Laurel, Neb., and L. W., of Kingsley, Iowa, and one daughter, May, who
resides at home are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. In
1879 he moved to Plymouth County, Iowa, residing here until two years ago,
when he moved to eastern Colorado, living there until his death, which was
caused by a stroke of paralysis suffered in November, 1909.
In young manhood he united with the M. E. church of which he continued a
faithful member until death called him to the great congregation above. As
a man he was just and upright with all, as a neighbor frank and generous,
and as a husband and father, kind and true. During the long illness which
finally caused his death, he was very patient and uncomplaining, although
A brother, John D. Trow and sister, Mrs. Sarah Price, both residing at
Boulder, Colo., and two half brothers and two half sisters survive him, and
mourn the departure of his spirit. But all can say that our loss is his
The remains were brought to LeMars for interment on Wednesday night
accompanied by the bereaved wife and daughter and the funeral will be held
this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. G.
F. Whitfield officiating.
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa, Friday, August 19, 1910
Death of Chris. Simpson
TWO BROTHERS TAKEN WITHIN FIVE WEEKS
HEAVY BLOW TO BEREAVED ONES
Youth Suffered Recently from an Attack of Diphtheria Which Left Him in a
Weakened Condition and Succumbs to Sudden Attack of Heart Trouble
Twice within six weeks the angel of death has visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George Simpson, on Fifth street, and bereft them of their children
and their bereavement calls forth the sympathy of the community.
On July 3d their fifteen-year-old son, John, was taken by death as he
was recovering from an attack of mumps and on Wednesday morning about half
past twelve their oldest son, Christopher (sic--Christian), aged seventeen,
suddenly succumbed to paralysis of the heart.
The youth had apparently recovered from an attack of diphtheria with
which he was stricken three weeks ago. He was not considered dangerously
ill at any time, most of the time being up and around the house, and the
quarantine on the house was lifted a week ago. On Tuesday he was around and
seemed to be gaining in strength and was in good spirits. Shortly after
twelve o'clock on Tuesday night he suffered an attack of illness and before
the doctor who was summoned could arrived had passed away. His death is
ascribed to heart failure consequent on the attack of the disease from which
Christian George Steele Simpson lived all his short life in LeMars,
where he was born on March 24, 1893. He was attending high school and when
not at school was employed in the Bennison store and also carried papers for
the Sentinel office. He was a good faithful lad, anxious to help his
parents and earn what he could and was ambitious to get along at his studies
and was looking forward with a youth's anticipation to a bright successful
He and his brother John, who died July 3d, were great chums, even for
brothers, and like David and Jonathan, in death they were not divided.
Chris leave, besides his parents, a brother and two sisters to mourn his
early death. The funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon.
Rev. W. G. Moore, of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the
WOMEN WILL REIGN SUPREME
NO MALE TEACHERS ATTENDING
LARGEST GATHERING IN TEN YEARS
There is an Increased Enrollment From
Neighboring Counties Drawn Here by
the Excellent Reputation of Plymouth
One hundred and seventy-five of Plymouth county's school teachers are
attending the largest-and the teachers say the best-institute ever held in
Plymouth county under the new law. There isn't a man in the crowd except the
county superintendent and the three male instructors and County
Superintendent Countryman says that so far as he knows there will not be a
male teacher in the county the coming year outside of the graded schools.
There is an increased enrollment of teachers from neighboring counties,
who come here because of the excellent reputation Plymouth county institutes
have won under the direction of Supt. Countryman. The corps of instructors
is made up of teachers whose reputation is statewide and it is quite
generally agreed they are giving Plymouth county teachers an institute of
In addition to the regular work a series of night lectures are being
given to which the general public is invited. On Wednesday night Dr.
Bolton, of the State University, lectured on "Whatsoever a Man Soweth" and
delivered an excellent address. Last night Hattie Moore Mitchell, of Des
Moines, gave her lecture on "A Man, Two Women and a Sign Board." The
lecture by Dr. Betts on Tuesday night was abandoned on account of the storm,
but tonight he will give his illustrated lecture on "People of Many Lands."
The institute program closes at noon Saturday. Following is a list of the
teachers enrolled up to Wednesday evening:
May V. Taylor
August 26, 1910
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Frank March, of Akron, called on relatives in town Friday.
John Wallinga and wife spent Sunday with relatives in Hospers.
John Alderson is hauling material to build a silo in his feed yard.
Sol Perry and Frank Buss are visiting relatives in Wisconsin this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John McArthur, of Paola, Kan., are visiting relatives near
Mrs. Arthur Hyde went to Bingham Lake, Minn., Wednesday to visit friends.
Miss Florence Sardison, of Sioux City, is the guest of her cousin, Bessie
The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Al McArthur has been quite sick the past
Will Kennedy spent a few hours between trains with his family here one day
Will Reeves went to Wessington Springs, S.D., Wednesday to look after farm
Mr. and Mrs. Krudwig, of Leeds, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
Mrs. F. Detloff has returned home from an extended visit with her son Will
and family, near Midland, S.D.
Mrs. Melvina Moore came down from Alton Sunday evening to spend a few days
with her daughter Mrs. John Hinde.
Henry Alberts purchased 327 young sheep while in Omaha last week. They had
been shipped from Idaho and are a fine flock.
Mrs. Geo. Morrissey left Monday for Milwaukee, Wis., where she will visit
relatives. Mr. Morrissey will remain here for awhile.
John Hinde left Sunday for Springfield, S.D., where he will visit his wife’s
sister, Mrs. Geo. Dempster and family before joining his brother, Thos. Near
Mr. and Mrs. Math Ewin enjoyed a visit of a few days last week from a sister
of Mr. Ewin’s, whom he had not seen for twenty years.
Miss Mamie Foulds returned to her home in Morningside, Sioux City, the first
of last week, after spending a few days with her friends, Jessie Reeves.
Thos. Hinde started across country Wednesday to his farm near Forestburg,
S.D., where he expects to farm next year. He was accompanied by his son,
Flores, and his brother, Ralph.
Elmer Anstine went to Sioux City last week to consult a doctor in regard to
his shoulder which was fractured in a runaway recently. By an X-ray
examination they found the shoulder blade was badly fractured.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Timm and children who have been visiting relatives in
town the past two weeks, started for their home in South Dakota Friday.
They went by way of Maurice and visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P.
VanPeursem, before continuing their journey.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy and daughter, Mae, returned home Thursday from
their trip in Nebraska. They were compelled to return by rail on account of
the heavy rains the fore part of the week. Mr. Kennedy went to Manson,
Neb., Monday, returning Tuesday evening with his automobile.