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LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 7, 1926, Page 1, Column 4:
MRS. JEFFERS DIES
Was Resident of Washington Township and LeMars Many Years
Mrs. Rosa Jeffers, a resident of Plymouth County for the past 35
years died at her home 520 Third Avenue SE Wednesday evening, May 5, at
8:30 p.m. Death was due to paralysis following a lingering illness.
Rosa Ann Barber was born near Joliet, Ill., March 5, 1859, and
passed away at the age of 67 years and two months. She was united in
marriage to Silas Dean (sic--Deane) Jeffers, January 1, 1878 and to
their union were born two sons, Nelson W. Jeffers and Fred W. Jeffers,
both of LeMars.
Mrs. Jeffers has been a resident of the county for 34 years coming
here from Belle Plaine in 1892. She had been in failing health for some
time and on Saturday morning suffered a collapse from which she never
Mrs. Jeffers was an affectionate gentle lady, who will be missed
from the family circle and among many friends.
Besides her sons she leaves to mourn her death four grandchildren
and four brothers and a sister who are Fred Barber of Roberts, Ill,. B.
F. Barber, Ed Barber, Miss Abbie Barber and a half brother Wm. McKnight
of Brooklyn, Iowa.
Her husband, S. D. Jeffers preceded her in death 18 months ago.
The funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Hills of the Presbyterian church
May 10, 1926
SENEY RESIDENT IS FOUND DEAD IN BED
AGED STRUBLE RESIDENT IS CALLED
PETER KILBURG OF ALTON DIES AT THE AGE OF 63 YEARS, 3 MONTHS, 18 DAYS
Mrs. Helen Augusta Knowlton, wife of Alvah S. Knowlton, was found dead in bed Sunday morning by her husband. Deceased had been suffering with influenza and passed away at the age of 72 years and 21 days. Mrs. Knowlton was born in Albion, N.Y., on April 18, 1854, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Freame.
Deceased was a well-known resident of this county, having made her home in Seney for many years, and leaves a host of friends besides the relatives to mourn her loss.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Seney church, Rev. L. E. Wardle officiating. Burial will be made in the city (Seney) cemetery. Beely’s have charge of the funeral.
MRS. A. DURBAND DIES
Mrs. A. Durband, a well-known resident of Struble and of Plymouth County, passed away this afternoon about 2 o’clock. Mrs. Durband had attained the 80 mark in years and was the wife of the late Anton Durband, who passed away several years ago. No funeral arrangements have been made. The obituary will appear in Thursday’s issue of The Globe-Post.
ALTON RESIDENT SUCCUMBS
Peter Kilburg, widely known resident of Alton passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital Sunday, at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 18 days. Cancer of the liver was the cause of his death. Deceased was a prominent real estate dealer of Alton.
Mr. Kilburg was born in Luxemburg on Jan. 21, 1863. The funeral will be held at Alton on Wednesday. The body was shipped today from Wiltgen’s funeral parlors. Deceased leaves his wife, besides many relatives.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 11, 1926
TAUGHT MANY SCHOOL TERMS
Mrs. A. S. Knowlton Was Educator in Pioneer Days in West
WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED
Death claimed Mrs. Knowlton, wife of A. S. Knowlton, a Fredonia township
pioneer, at an early hour Sunday morning at the age of 72 years, at her home
in Seney. She passed away peacefully in her sleep and was found dead in her
bed in the morning. Mrs. Knowlton had been ailing with heart trouble and
her death was not unexpected. The physician in attendance had seen her
Friday and at that time her condition was improving to all appearances.
Mrs. Knowlton was a native of New York State and was born at Albion on April
18, 1854. Her maiden name was Helen Augusta Freame. She received her
education in the public schools of New York and began teaching school when
only fifteen years of age. She continued teaching in her native state for
about eight years and in 1877 came west. She taught school in Nebraska for
a couple of years and then came to Plymouth County where she followed her
profession. She was recognized as a most successful teacher and many living
in Plymouth County can pay tribute to her ability as an instructor and as a
kind and helpful preceptress. She is credited with having taught fifty terms
in the county and had taught seventy-eight terms in all.
She was united in marriage with Alvah S. Knowlton February 5, 1885, and they
farmed for many years in Fredonia township. Three years ago they moved from
the farm to Seney.
Mrs. Knowlton always took an active part in church and community affairs and
was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her
death her husband, A. S. Knowlton, and two nieces residing in New York.
Mrs. Knowlton was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral
services will be held at the Seney church this afternoon at 2:30, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. L. E. Wardle, and interment will be made in the cemetery
PETER KILBURG, OF ALTON, DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
Peter Kilburg, aged 63, a well known resident of Alton for many years, died
at a local hospital here Sunday night. Death was due to an internal malady.
Mr. Kilburg was brought from his home in Alton last week for treatment at
the hospital but failed to rally.
Mr. Kilburg had been a resident of Alton for the past twenty years. He was
engaged in the real estate business for many years. He leaves a wife, four
daughters and a son.
Mr. Kilburg was born in Luxemburg Europe and came to America when a young
man. He was well known to a number of LeMars people. Mr. Kilburg was a
cousin of J. C. Kilburg, of this city.
The body was shipped to Alton from here in care of the Wiltgen Undertaking
The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s church in Alton Wednesday morning.
LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 14, 1926
LOCAL SUSPECT CHICKEN THEFTS
WANDERING WILLY ENTERS BRUNSVILLE DEPOT, TAKES COAT AND CHANGE
Lawrence Reeves, a Seney youth, was arrested yesterday afternoon on a
warrant sworn out against him on a charge of stealing fifty-nine chickens
from the Frank Becker place near Seney last Saturday night. The officers
state Reeves has been lying low since the theft was committed with the hope
that his friends could settle the matter for him without punitive measures.
He was arrested yesterday by Officer J. G. Lubben in a local garage, and
placed in jail pending arraignment before a justice of the peace.
Sheriff Maxwell arrested a wanderer Wednesday, who broke into the depot at
Brunsville and helped himself to a few cents left in the cash drawer and
also took along a coat belonging to the operator. The man, who gave his
name as John Doe, was lodged in jail and will be given a hearing before
Justice W. S. Freeman sometime today. A railroad attorney will appear to
take a part in the prosecution of the itinerant thief.
Albert Kruse, employed on a construction crew, was fined $25 and costs of a
charge of disturbing the peace. Stories about the case are conflicting but
it is aid it arose out of a row in a hotel in Struble in which some young
fellows and girls were engaged.
LEMARS PLAYS REMSEN
The Remsen baseball team will play LeMars at McDuffie Park Sunday afternoon.
The game will be called at 3 o'clock. One or two changes have been made in
the LeMars team strengthening the lineup.
ELGIN PIONEER PASSES
Mrs. Anton Durband, a pioneer resident of Plymouth county, died at her home
in Struble, Monday afternoon, following an illness of several weeks. Mrs.
Durband suffered a stroke of paralysis about three weeks ago and since that
time had been rapidly falling.
Mrs. Durband was born at Belmont, Wis., May 25, 1848. Her maiden name was
Margaret L. Barber. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Durband settled in Elgin township in
the eighties and farmed there successfully for many years. [the copy to
transcribe ends here]
Mrs. Pauline Schultz, who was very badly injured in a fall down a cellar
way, a few weeks ago, suffering a fractured jaw and other injuries, was able
to leave the hospital and return to her home this week.
OLD SETTLER ANSWERS CALL
Mrs Anthony Alderson Passes Away at Her Home in the City
Death claimed Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe Alderson, a resident of Plymouth county
for thirty seven years, at her home 414 Second Ave SW Tuesday afternoon,
following an illness of two weeks at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Alderson had
always enjoyed good health until her last illness. She was taken sick about
two weeks ago suffering from a cold and complications and her symptoms failed to
respond to treatment owing to failing powers of age, and she could not recuperate.
Mrs. Alderson was a native of England. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Rowe.
She was a daughter of James and Mary Rowe and was born at Halfway House,
Yorkshire, England, May 7, 1842. When seven years of age she came with her parents to
America. Shortly after their arrival they settled in Lafayette county, Wis,
where she grew to womanhood in a pioneer settlement. She was united in
marriage to Anthony Alderson, April 6, 1861. Nine children were born to their union.
Mr. Alderson died 21 years ago and two children preceded her in death. She is
survived by two sons, five daughters, who are John Alderson, of Le Mars,
James Alderson of Endicott, NY, Mrs. Jennie Lake and Mrs. Daisy Hamilton of
Merrill, Mrs. Will Gosting of Kildare, Okla, Mrs. William Fry and Mrs. George Easton
of Wessington Springs, SD. There are thirty-two grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren. She also leaves one sister Mrs. M A Hodgson of Le Mars, and
one brother, James Rowe, of Shullsburg, Wis. Mrs. Alderson was a member of the
Methodist church, having been all her life a constant church attendant. She
was a good Christian woman, esteemed by a large circle of relatives and friends,
a devoted wife, mother and loyal neighbor. The funeral was held yesterday
afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev F H Nixon, the pastor officiating
and interment made beside her husband in the city cemetery. Six of her
grandsons acted as pallbearers, Eldon Lake, James and Wesley Hamilton, Albert Fry,
Elmer Easton, Frank Daugherty. Among relatives and friends from a distance coming
to the funeral were James Rowe, Shullsburg, Wis., Jas Rose and Fred Hodgson,
Dawson, Minn, Charles and Robert Hodgson, Mrs. Geo. Hodgson and son, George
Easton and Will Fry of Wessington Springs, SD, Mrs. Esther Breeland and
daughter of Mt Vernon, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. James Alderson, Elgin Neb.
[Transcriber note: date of death 11 May 1926]
May 18, 1926
DEATH OF MRS REEVES
Was a Member of Well Known Plymouth County Family
Mrs. T. J. Reeves, a former resident of Plymouth County, passed away at her
home in Orange City, Iowa, Friday night--May 14, 1926, after a brief
illness. She was the wife of T. J. Reeves, of Orange City, clerk of the
courts for Sioux County.
Jennie Littlefair March was born at Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, May
12, 1856, and died at her home in Orange City on May 14, at the age of 70
years and 2 days.
Her early years were spent in Wisconsin where she attended school and in
Warren, Illinois. She came to Plymouth county in 1874 and taught school in
the rural districts surrounding LeMars and Seney. She was united in marriage
to T.J. Reeves at Seney, Iowa, September 5, 1878. They resided there for ten
years and then moved to Nebraska where they stayed two years, going from
there to South Dakota where they lived thirteen years. Then they settled at
Hawarden, Iowa, where they lived for 22 years and then moved to Orange City,
Her husband, two daughters and two grand children are left to mourn her
death. The daughters are Mrs. C. L. Bennett, of Hawarden, and Miss May
Reeves, living at home. One daughter, Pearl, preceded her in death. She also
leaves a nephew, S. W. Harker, of Hawarden, who was like a son, as he was a
member of the Reeves household from early childhood until he arrived at
Mrs. Reeves was reared in the teaching of the Methodist Church and was a
devout Christian and church attendant. After her marriage she united with
the Congregational Church.
Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances and she was esteemed by all
who knew her. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at their
home in Orange City, Rev. Geo. Bray officiating. The interment was made in
the Logan Park cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.
LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 21, 1926, Page 1, Column 6:
OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY
MRS. REBECCA TULLIS WAS LONG TIME RESIDENT OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY
Mrs. Wm. Tullis, aged 80 years, passed away at her home in Merrill
Thursday, May 13, after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church
and burial was made in the Merrill cemetery. Rev. J. L. DeWitt, pastor
of the church, officiated at the services.
Rebecca Sumner was born in Eureka, Ill., June 10, 1846, and died in
Merrill, Iowa, May 13, 1926, at the age of 79 years 11 months and three
She was united in marriage to William Tullis, of Eureka, Ill.,
April the 18th, 1867. To this union were born seven children, three
sons, John, William and Frank, of Merrill, and four daughters, Clara A.
Frager, of Madison S. D. , Mary J. Burrill, Mrs. John P. Eberhart
(sic--Eberhard), of Lane, S. D., and Minnie Hunziker, of Hiattsville
(sic--Hiattville), Kan. John and Mary preceded her in death.
She united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Merrill,
September 7, 1916, under the ministry of Rev. Marion Metcalf.
She leaves to mourn her death five children, forty grand children
and thirty seven great grandchildren. Also three sisters and one
brother, beside many friends and neighbors.
(Note from family researcher--the daughter whose first name is not
mentioned, Mrs. John P. Eberhard, is Emma.)