LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, May 16, 1939, Page 1, Column 2:
Jack Daugherty, Seney Resident, Taken By Death
Jack Daugherty, 55 (error--51), well known resident of Seney, died
unexpectedly Monday afternoon at the Sacred Heart hospital following a heart
attack. Mr. Daugherty, who conducted an oil station at Seney for several
years, returned to farming this year and was engaged in planting corn the
last few days. He was seized with an attack of illness early Monday morning
and was taken to the hospital. Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife and a
son, John Daugherty.
LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 19, 1939
Final Rites For John Daugherty
Was Life Long Resident of Seney
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Mauer chapel for John
H. Daugherty, 51, lifelong resident of Plymouth county, who died Monday
unexpectedly at the Sacred Heart hospital in this city. The service was
conducted by Rev. S. J. Wallace of Rembrandt, Iowa, a former minister of the
Seney church. The Seney male quartette furnished music. Pallbearers, old
friends and neighbors, were John Alderson, Earl Chapman, Orville Cooper,
Jake Berkenpas, Chet Britton and Bert Criswell. Interment was made in the
John Henry Daugherty was born on a farm east of Seney June 18, 1888, and
died May 15, 1939, at the Sacred Heart hospital in LeMars at the age of 50
years, 10 months and 26 days.
John Daugherty was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Daugherty, well known
pioneer residents of Seney community. His boyhood days were spent on the
farm which his parents homesteaded and he received his education in the
He was united in marriage on March 27, 1917, in Sioux City to Miss Mary
Leonard, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zwingle Rayburn of Seney and with
her has made his home in Seney ever since. After his marriage he owned a
garage and ran the business until the fall of 1930 when the garage was
destroyed by fire. He then built a gas station and conducted business there
until April 29, 1939 when he leased the building to a nephew and with his
son, John, started farming.
His death was caused by complications following an attack of asthma from
which he had been suffering for some time. He leaves to mourn his death his
wife, Mary, one son, John, his mother, Mrs. Mary F. Daugherty, and one
sister, Mrs. Lizzie Connor (sic--Conner), all of Seney. A son and daughter
preceded him in death, dying in infancy.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and friend.
His death comes as a great shock to the community where he spent his entire
life and he leaves besides his relatives, a host of neighbors and friends by
whom he will be greatly missed.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Elskamp Honored
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Elskamp, pioneer residents of Merrill, observed their
golden wedding anniversary Sunday, May 14. Mr. and Mrs. Elskamp spent the
day quietly at home. A number of relatives and friends called during the day
to offer felicitations.
In the evening a cafeteria supper was served to a hundred guests in the
Assumption hall followed by a card party.
Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the party included Mrs.
Louis Guntren and son, Walter of Storm Lake; Joe Starzl of Emerson, Neb.;
Mr. and Mrs. Al Myers of Omaha, Neb.; George Elskamp and John Keitges of
Danbury; Mary Feldman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dr. and Mrs. F. G. Vernon and
daughter, Helen, of Jewell, Iowa.
DR. E. R. ROADMAN
TO SPEAK SUNDAY
Dr. Earl A. Roadman, president of Morningside college, will speak in the
First Methodist church Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock.
~transcriber note: This man's middle initial was listed both ways.. E. R.
and Earl A. ???
KINSLEY RESIDENT CLAIMED BY DEATH
G. F. Connolly, 53, well known resident of Kingsley, died Sunday following
an illness of pneumonia.
George Francis Connolly, was born at Marcus, Iowa, May 26, 1885.
Mr. Connolly devoted his life to farming and teaming.
He was married November 18, 1918, to Effie McIntosh.
He is survived by his wife and a brother, Will Connolly, of Everette, Wash.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church,
Rev. L.T. Proctor officiating.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 30, 1939
MANY ATTEND MEMORIAL SUNDAY EXERCISES
Between 600 and 700 people attended the Memorial Sunday exercises at the
high school auditorium Sunday morning. Walter Bogen, commander of Wasmer
Post, American Legion, presided and A. W. Crouch, commander of Mower Poster,
G. A. R., and Plymouth county’s only surviving Civil War veteran was on the
Members of the Amerian Legion, the Woman’s Relief Corps, Spanish War
Veterans and their Auxiliary and Legion Auxiliary participated as
organizations and occupied reserved seats in the front of the auditorium.
The prelude offertory and postlude were played by the LeMars high school
band. The boy’s high school quartette sang Richter’s, “Creation,” and the
high school boys’ chorus san Tschaikowksy’s, “One Who Has Yearned Alone.” A
ladies quartet from the Baptist church sang, “When the Beautiful Gates
Rev. F. P. Pfalzgraff, of Presbyterian Church, made the opening prayer.
Rev. R. R. Hunger from St. John’s Evangelical church read the Scripture from
Isaiah 26 and Rev. W. M. Hubbard of the First Methodist church pronounced
The sermon was preached by Rev. S. A. Jones, of the Baptist church, whose
theme was, “In Memory Of Our Dead.” Rev. Jones took his theme from the 10th
verse of the 75th Psalm. He paid tribute to all our dead with special
mention of those who had given their lives for their country.