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Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

When the blizzard is roaring, and the air is full of snow,
And the mercury drops suddenly to eight or ten below,
And you pull your collar upwards and your cap and ear-tabs down,
And, with shoulders leaning forward, you plow your way down town
Against the cold and bitter wind through snow up to your knees,
And your teeth begin to chatter and you fear that you will freeze,
If you'll hunt up some old-timer and listen to him tell
About the many, many days that he remembers well
When the farmers had to tunnel from the house out to the shed
And it took them all the blessed day to get the cattle fed,
When the snow-drifts were so awful deep and packed so awful hard
They drove right over fences when they went from yard to yard,
When the water in the kettle froze and when the steam came out
It formed into an icicle and hung down from the spout,
And a lot of other stories of those days upon the farm,
You will straighten up your shoulders and think the weather's warm.

W.C., Maquoketa,
Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

Quiet, but pretty, unpretentious but impressive, was the wedding of two of
our young people at high noon Wednesday, when Miss Hazel, only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hurst of Hurstville, became the bride of Mr. Millard
Robinson, son of Dr. and Mrs. M.A. Robinson of this city. The nuptialknot
was tied in the presense of only immediate relatives by Rev. J. G. Morgan,
pastor of the Congregational church, in his "matrimonial parlors" in the J.
C. Glaser home. The bride is a charming young lady of lovely personality and
her beautiful character has endeared her to countless friends who are
breathing blessings upon her, and hers. A graduate of our high school and
truly one of which the alumni is proud. The groom is also a graduate of M.
H. S., and is the junior member of the firm of Brinker & Robinson,
proprietors of the Pastime theatre. Millard is a young man of splendid
habits and a very promising future, and although he has but recently joined
the circle of Maquoketa's business men, his ultimate success is predicted
by all. After the ceremony the happy newlyweds motored to Guthrie Center to
enjoy a short visit with the groom's sister, Mrs. R. D. Baker and husband,
and upon their return will make their home at Riverview, occupying the
cottage recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burnette. The Sentinel wishes
to be numbered with the host that await the homecoming of Mr. and Mrs.
Robinson and extend to them our best wishes and hearty congratulations.
Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
unknown date

Arthur Benjamin Hansen was born on the home farm near Elwood, November 27,
1911, the youngest child of Chris R. and Mary Luth Hansen. He was baptized
March 26, 1912, by Rev. D.F. Boomershine of the Reformed church. Arthur
attended the Elwood school and was also a regular attendant of the Elwood
Sunday school. Arthur was taught by his mother, a firm belief in the saving
power of the Lord Jesus Christ and into His care she feels that he has been
committed until the day when their lives are reunited in Christ's heavenly
kingdom. An affectionate boy with a natural gift for friendship, he made
many dear and close friends among the boys of the community as well as among
the older people. Arthur loved the farm and was a faithful helper in all the
farm tasks. He was a good student in school and a great lover of the
outdoors. The best type of American boy, Arthur lived a true and helpful
life, a joy to his parents and an honor to the community.
He was taken seriously ill Saturday, Dec. 6, and Miss Fass, R.N. of Cedar
Rapids, and the family physician were called and did all that medical aid
and loving hands could do, but all of no avail and he passed away at the
family home Wednesday, Dec. 10. Besides his father and mother, in his
immediate family one sister, Helma, lives to mourn his loss.
The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 12, and was in charge of Rev. Otis
Moore of Elwood. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
after 1912

(*The corner on the right side is bent....can't read)
Among the pretty functions w?? (which?) went toward making the Yuletide
(a) happy one was the wedding of two of our popular young people, which
occurred at the high noon Tuesday, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Mitchell on East Pleasant Street, when their only daughter,
Miss Harriet, became the bride of Dr. E. J. Avery, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. M.
Avery, all prominent residents of this city. The home was beautiful
decorated in Christmas colorings, liberally mingled with sprigs of winter
holly sent by the aunt of the bride, Mrs. R. E. Stephens now sojourning in
California. The Mendelessohn wedding march was played by Mrs. John Wantz, a
close friend of the bride, and amid the strains of this impressive hymnal
the happy couple took their places, Dr. J.G. Morgan, pastor of the
Congregational church using the ring ceremony in uniting their young lives.
Thirty-six relatives and intimate friends witnessed the impressive ceremony,
after which congratulations coupled with the season's greeting came in rank
profusion. The bride wore and elaborate gown of white taffeta with bridal
veil. Following felicitations the newlyweds and guests partook of a
delicious to-course wedding dinner deftly served by the Misses Mary Joiner,
Mary Hasen and Mrs. Harry J. Hurst. The bride is one of Maquoketa's
daughters of whom all are proud; a graduate of our high school, class of
1912, and also of Mt. Holyoke College, and for some time has been an able
assistant in the First National Bank, with which institution her father has
long been closely connected. Her rare refinement and sterling character has
won countless friends whose best wishes will attend her and hers all thru
life. The groom is one of the most promising young men, and although he has
chosen another field for his labors, Maquoketa will insist on claiming Mr.
Avery as its own. Also a graduate of the M.H.S., in the same class with his
bride, we readily detect the school-day romance underlying the pretty
climax. After graduation here, Mr. Avery took up the study of medicine,
graduating at the State University at Iowa City, afterwards taking special
courses in the study of eyes, ear, nose and throat. The Doctor is now a
member of the Clinic in the famous hospital at Rochester, New York, to which
city he will take his bride after a short honeymoon in Chicago. The out of
town guests were Will Spuires of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blythe of
Williamsburg, Ia.; and Dr. L.W. Powell of Rochester, New York. The very best
wishes of the city, community, and the Sentinel go with Dr. and Mrs. Avery
to their new home.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
ca 1923

Miss Alice, daughter of Orison and Deborah West McDonald, was born in
Sandusky, Ohio, April 27, 1849, and came with her parents to Iowa in 1854,
and located at Fulton, and here she grew into to an interesting young
womanhood. She was united in marriage to Wm. C. Morden, a young soldier, on
May 15, 1867. She was the happy mother of four children, Bert C., who died
in 1901; Mrs. Lillian Barratt, Los Angeles, Calif.; Florence Hackett,
Lewistown, Mont., and Edith at home. She was a devoted mother and companion,
and ever ready to do her part for her growing family and her home. She, too,
was ready to plan for the best interests of the community. She came to
Maquoketa with the family in 1892 and has lived here ever since, sharing the
joys and sorrows, duties, labors as they came to her lot in life. August
23, 1921, her husband passed away and since then her home has been with her
daughter, Edith, and the daughters in the west.
On Monday, Feb. 11, appearing about as well as usual, Mother Morden fell
gently asleep to wake in glory, at the mature age of 74 years, 9 months and
24 days. She has entered into rest and her work on earth is done. She was a
fond and devoted mother, good neighbor and kind friend. Besides the
sorrowing daughters, one sister, Mrs. Mary Huntington of Twin Falls, Idaho,
six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and a large circle of friends
mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the home on North Olive
street, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery,
Rev. D.F. Boomershine officiating.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

A wedding of local interest took place on Wednesday, May 26, at 3:00 o'clock
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Case, when their niece, Anita
Cranston Post, daughter of the late Dr. William Cranston Post, was united in
marriage to Charles Owen, Jr., by the Rev. Charles Kershaw of the South
Primitive Methodist church of New Bedford, Mass. The living room was
beautifully decorated with potted plants, apple blossoms and bowls of cut
flowers. The bride was becomingly attired in white beaded georgette, a tulle
veil caught with a band of white pearl beads and carried a shower of bride's
roses. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Mildred Case, attired in a
gown of light blue chiffon with painted overdrappery and silver lace, and
carried a bouquet of pink snap dragons and fern. The groom was attended by
his brother, Milton Owen. The bride's gift to the groom was a pair of gold
cuff links; the groom's gift to the bride a manicure set with handles of
Abalona pearl; the groom's gift to the best man was a five dollar gold
piece; the bride's gift to the maid of honor a gold pin set with a
bloodstone. Master Leonard Manchester nephew of the groom, and Miss Louise
Potter, a friend of the bride, were ribbon bearers. The young couple were
recipients of many wedding gifts including cut glass, china and linen. Upon
the return from their honeymoon they will make their home in South
Dartmouth, Mass.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
December 13, 1924

Mrs. Will Evans died suddenly at her home Saturday morning, Dec. 13, from
the effects of a fall suffered the fore part of the week. Mary Meredith was
born at DeWitt, Iowa, April 23, 1856 and departed this life Dec. 13, 1924 at
her home in Maquoketa, Iowa, aged 68 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was
united in marriage to Wm. Evans, Feb. 9, 1920.
She leaves to mourn her departure besides her husband, three children,
David Kimball of Moline, Mich., Mrs. John Hoag, Toddville, Ia., Mrs. Ida
Derby of Cedar Rapids, Ia., one brother, C.P. Meredith, nine grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren. She was converted at the age of 16 and has
been a faithful member of the Free Methodist church for the last 35 years.
In the passing of our sister, the husband has lost a faithful companion, the
children an excellent mother and the community a good neighbor.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the Free
Methodist church, conducted by Rev. C.M. Cunningham with two former pastors,
Rev. W.J. Trimble of Marion and Rev. W.H. McDonald of Walker, Ia.,
assisting. Interment was made in the DeWitt cemetery.
Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
January 7, 1925

Sarah Abagail Wimberly was born June 24th, 1838 at Indianapolis, Ind.
Ub 1854 she was united in marriage to Philip R. Shaw and to this union were
born ten children, four of whom, two infants and two daughters, Mrs. Sarah
Wymen and Mrs. Laura Boylan preceded her in death. Those left are Ben Shaw
of Rockwell City, Ia., Harry Shaw of Savanna, Ill., Jennie Odell of
Ellendale, Minn, and Mrs. Stella Doran of Maquoketa, also 36 grandchildren
and ten great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death several years

Long, long shall I remember the 10th day of January 1925, when I came to the
spot where my dear mother lies, and so sadly I stood by her tomb, when low,
a whisper and a voice seemed to say,"How sweetly I sleep here alone, and the
tempest may howl and the gathering storms may rise, but it calms my
feelings, my soul is at rest. Weep not, my dear child, your mother is not
dead, but is sleeping among the dead while the good angels are watching over
her night and day. The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall gather into his
flock and be counted as His sheep."

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa

Surrounded by her husband and the children in the hospital at Iowa City
Thursday evening, a devoted wife, a loving mother and one of Maquoketa's
finest women fell peacefully asleep and a soul was ushered into the presence
of God who gave it to earth for a while that the world might be brighter and
better; Mrs. Minnie Cooper has left us and countless are the friendships
which she justly claimed and all of these in ensembled voice pay touching
tribute to her who lived, labored, smiled and wept with them. Just why the
eventide of such a life should fall so soon, just why a devoted wife and
indulgent mother should be deprived of the declining years when she could
in the mantle of true motherhood look upon the unbroken circle of children
of children is a mystery unfathomable, but this we know that this maternal
fellowship cannot but because the ones she loved to be idolatrous down thru
the years they pay homage before the shrine of "Mother." Not alone will the
family circle miss Minnie Cooper; her love for service began in the home but
it did not end there. It crept into the church; into the patriotic bodies;
into the fraternities and into lives and homes where helpfulness was needed.
Unselfishly she gave of her time and labor that someone, somewhere might be
the better and the happier; she loved to sacrifice, she found pleasure in
duty. Can there be more to true citizenship than these; can a home suffer
greater misfortune than the loss of such a mother; can there be a blow more
severe than the removal of such motherhood, such loyalty, such community
service? A wonderful legacy is left by this wife, mother, friend; massive
granite and tablets of bronze may serve to mark the resting place of the
mortal body, but rendered service to a community is a monument that will be
passed down thru the years commemorating a womanhood, a mother hood that
refects honor and loyalty to God, home, friends and country. Minnie E. Rapp
was born April 23, 1869, on a farm near Andrew where she spent her girlhood
and attended school and on September 5, 1889, was united in marriage to
George Cooper and the first twenty years of their wedded life being spent on
on a farm near Fulton, after which they moved to Maquoketa which has since
been their home. To this union were born the children, all of whom with the
bereaved husband survive and were at the bedside of the wife and mother when
the end came. The children are Howard; William, Paul, Archie, Mertle? and
Ruth of Chicago; Mrs. Byde Phillips of this city, and Stuart and Maxine at
home. One brother, Frank Rapp of Chicago, also survives. Some months ago
Mrs. Cooper's health began to slowly fail, although not until a few weeks
ago was it know to any save the family members, as she relinquished no
activities and maintained the jolly disposition which featured her everyday
life. As time went on her condition became more serious and her physicians
advised that she be removed to the hospital at Iowa City where specialists
deemed an operation imperative, the same being performed on Tuesday, July
27, and from which ordeal she rallied nicely and hopes of her recovery were
entertained. But the malady was more deeply seated than was at first
revealed and despite all human efforts complications set in and the thread
of life weakened rapidly until 5:30 o'clock Thursday evening when she fell
asleep surrounded by her sorrowing husband and children.
Mrs. Cooper was a faithful member of the Baptist church, the Woman's Relief
Corps, Pope Rebekah Lodge and the Mystic Workers, in which circles her
counsel and activities will be greatly missed. The funeral services were
held from the Baptist church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by
Rev. A.W. Sinden of the Congregational church, assisted by Rev. G.L. Talbot,
supply pastor of the Baptist church. Following the sermon and pastoral
tributes, the ritualistic services of the Woman's Relief Corps and Rebekah
lodge were read by the officers of these respective bodies, anthems being
rendered by members of the Baptist choir of which organization Mrs. Cooper
was a member. The floral tributes were countless and beautiful, giving
silent expression of the esteem in which she was held by a sorrowing
community. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
ca 1927

Thomas Hench, aged 79 years, a highly respected resident of this city for
many years, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home on East Maple street
after a long illness.
Mr. Hench was born Sept. 25, 1848, and when less than 16 years of age
enlisted in the Civil war in 1864 and served until the close of the war. He
was married to Miss Cecelia Powers in DeWitt and they moved to Maquoketa
which place they always claimed as their home, and Mr. Hench had employment
in a bakery which he later purchased and operated for several years. His
wife died 17 years ago. He later married Miss Elizabeth Blanchard who with
two daughters, Mrs. E.L. Hickley of this city and Mrs. Edith Turner of
Chicago, survive. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Harold and Isla
Hinckley of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
at the late home, Rev. Holler of Brooklyn, Ia., who was a comrade in the
war, will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. E.G. Hunt, pastor of the
M.E. church in this city. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa

DIED MAY 18, 1947

O Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever
consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have
mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but
let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames, and do
Thou O merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a
place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen. May the souls of all the
faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County

BORN JULY 12, 1882
DIED MAY 9, 1950

O Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever
consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory have
mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but
let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames, and do
Thou O merciful Savior send Thy angels to conduct Thy departed servant to a
place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest
in peace. Amen.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County
*Handwritten notes in the scrapbook:






Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

A very pretty wedding occured at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Buchner,
two miles east of Iron Hill, last Tuesday, when their daughter, Miss M.
Beatrice, was
united in marriage to Marshall R. Lindemier. Each room in the home was
decorated for the occasion with large white bells, blue and white streamers
and a touch of red furnished by chains of hearts. To the strains o f the
Lohengrin march, played by the bride's cousin, Mr. Leonard Hute, the
contracting parties took their place under the artistic canopy at the
appointed time, eight o'clock. The service was read by Rev. Edward A. Lang
of the Methodist Episcopal church, Maquoketa. The ceremony included the
popular double ring feature. Only the nearest relatives of the bride and
groom were present and by these, congratulations were affectionately
bestowed. The ceremony was followed by a bountiful and much enjoyed wedding
dinner. The bride's gown was white, of Georgette and satin made with tunic
and trimmed
with white satin and beads. In keeping with this, white slippers and bridal
veil, which
latter was held n place with lillies of the valley and ferns. She carried an
arm bouquet of
pink and white roses, carnations and maiden hair ferns tied with a chiffon
bow. It may be
said to the credit of the groom, that these combinations made the bride
appearance all
that a young lady could wish. It may be said to the credit of the groom that
appearance was just in accord with the description just given. Mr. and Mrs.
Lindemier claim the adjoining townships as the places of their birth and
having resided continuously in these localities, are well known to a host of
friends, as was attested by nearly two hundred present in the same home last
Friday evening for a social time when good wishes were extended and gifts
were presented. The bride received her education in the schools of Jackson
county and in the State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls and has served for
several terms as such a successful teacher in this county. The groom is a
very industries young man, skilled in farming, which he is now following.
The young people have taken up their residence on the C.C. Woods farm near

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

Maquoketa, Ia., Dec. 1.-(Special to The Democrat.).-- Harry Morse, 70 years
old, one of the pioneers of this county died at 2:30 o'clock this morning
from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered only five hours previous to his
death. He went to bed in apparent good health and at 9:30 o'clock it was
discovered that something was wrong with him. He was not conscious after
that time. Mr. Morse came to Jackson county in 1865. He had been married
three years before to Miss Mary Turner who with two sons survives him. Mr.
Morse operated the Tubbs grist mill north of Maquoketa from 1865 until
1880. At
the latter date he went to Nebraska and stayed four years, returning to
in 1884. He was the engineer of the city water works and operated the city
light plant. He was a Mason of high degree. The sons are Guy O. of
Maquoketa, Edgar L., of Upland, Neb., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Bert
Edison of Wessington, S.D.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

Last evening at 6:30 occurred the death of one of Maquoketa's most
respected citizens and mothers, Mrs. Henry Moeller, who passed to her reward
after but a short illness of heart trouble. Deceased was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James McName, and was
born in Omar, Jefferson county, N.Y., April 21, 1855. Her father dying when
she was ten years old, her mother with her two children came to Iowa, where
she later married Jake Chapman. At the age of sixteen the subject of this
sketch was married to Hiram Stephenson. Three children were born to them,
Mrs. Herman Day, L.W. Stephenson and one son who died in infancy. Later she
was married to Richard Nabb, and five daughters came to bless their union,
Mrs. Harman Wellendorf of Fulton, Mrs. Harry Barrows of this
city, Mrs. James Van Voltenburg of Monticello, and two who died in infancy.
On July 4, 1911, at Galena, Ill., she was married to Henry Moeller, and has
made a happy-hearted helpmeet for him, who with five children mourn their
loss. Thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, besides
sixteen step-children survive her. When a child Mrs. Moeller joined the
church and has always been a consistent member of the Methodist church, and
has always been a kind and loving wife and mother, and an accommodating
neighbor. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., from
the home, Rev. I.A. Bartholomew having charge of the services.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

Well, the expected has happened and folks, young and old about town are glad
that two of our finest young people are happily united for life. The nuptial
event occured at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Glahn on
South Second St., at six o'clock this morning, their second daughter, Miss
Malinda C., becoming the bride of Harold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery
Hinckley, the ceremony being performed by Rev. D.F. Boomershine in the
presence of the immediate families of the bride and groom, Mr. Edmond Rich,
a close friend of the groom, also being in attendance. To say anything
complimentary of this worthy and popular couple would be to merely voice
the sentiments of the entire city and community. Both graduates of our high
accomplished and blest with an army of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Hinckley launch
out with the esteem of all. Both bride and groom are identified with the
prominent social circles of the city, active in fraternal and musical
affairs and the whole community affixes its stamp of approval on this happy
union. Mr. Hinckley is a world-war boy, a graduate pharmacist and is
connected with the well-known drug firm of Broxam & Hinckley. The Sentinel
joins with everbody in extending its warmest hand to the newlyweds and
our hopes and belief are equally strong when we predict for them a long,
happy and prosperous life. After the ceremony a splendid three-course
wedding breakfast was served and this was followed by the formal departure
of Mr. and Mrs. Hinckley for Chicago, where they will enjoy their honeymoon.
Upon their return they will be at home at Lincoln Cottage at Riverview, and
it will be safe to say that a profusion of congratulations await their home

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson County, Iowa
Unknown date

Walter C. Pletscher and Mrs. Manilla Thomas, both of Davenport, were united
in marriage Wednesday morning, March 16, at 10:30 o'clock at the rectory of
the St. John's Episcopal church in Clinton, Rev. F.H. Burrell officiating.
They were unattended. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Hayes,
formerly of Maquoketa, and the groom is a druggist of Davenport. After a
short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Pletscher will be at home to their friends
at Davenport.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date ca 1910*

Thos. Berkley received notice last Thursday morning of the death at Sprague, Wash., at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, of his sister, Mrs. James Arnold, formerly of this city. Her death followed an operation. She was about 56 years of age. Her maiden name was Miss Mary Berkley. She was born at Brockport, New York, to which place her parents had moved from Vermont. She came west to Illinois when only two or three years of age, and from there she came to Iowa in 1871, locatingin Wyoming, Jones County, afterward moving to Maquoketa. About four years ago, with her husband, she removed to eastern Washington. She had been in failing healthfor the past several years. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Iva, Mrs. Wallace York of near Mitchell, S. Dak., and Miss Ruth at home, and three sons, Charles, James and Edwin.

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this obituary, the 1900 census, Jackson co. Iowa was checked. It shows James & Mary (Myria A.) & family. The year of her birth was given as 1854]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
February 16, 1911

--Thursday morning last at 6 o'clock at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Dahling in the Second wardm occurred the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Laura to Mr. C. E. Turnbull of Sioux City, Iowa. Rev. W.
D. Lewis performed the ceremony in the presence of only the immediate relatives and a few friends. Following the ceremony and congratulations a two-course wedding breakfast was served. The young couple departed on the morning train for Chicago where they will spend a few days before going to Memphis, Tenn., and New Orleans on a two weeks' wedding trip after which they will be at home in Sioux City, Iowa. The bride was born and reared in this city where she has a wide circle of friends who wish her well. She was a teacher in the public schools of this city before going to Sioux City, where she has taught the past two years.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date 1912

At the cozy little home of the bride on south Niagara St., on Wednesday, January 31, at high noon, Mr. Arthur Lee Parmer and Miss Hattie Dollie Wilcox, were united in holy matrimony, Rev. D. F. Boomershine performing the ceremony. After the heary congratulations of the twenty assembled guests were tendered the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where a bountious three course dinner was served and fully enjoyed by all present.
The bride is a genial and talented young woman, a graduate of the Maquoketa High School; and has been an efficient teacher in the Maquoketa schools for the past 4 and a half years. She wore a neat wedding gown of cream serge trimmed with a bertha of messaline silk, an all over lace yoke and silk fringe. The groom is an exemplary young man, a farmer by birth and choice; an occupation to be proud of and in which there are many priviledges and advantages. He wore a neat business suit of dark cloth. The many bridal gifts were well bestowed and highly appreciated. The worthy young people go to housekeeping at once on the farm of the groom's father, Mr. Amos Parmer, just north of the Esgate School House where they will be at home to their large circle of friend and acquaintances all of who join in wishing them a long and happy and prosperous life.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date 1912

Miss Nellie Mead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mead of Percival, Iowa, and Harvey G. Tubbs, one of the proprietors of the Mission Billiard Parlor, were married on January 18th at Marion, Iowa. After the marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Tubbs went to Maquoketa, Ia. and spent several days with Mrs. Sarah Tubbs, mother of the groom, returning to Nebraska City yesterday. They will go to housekeeping in the city at once. Miss Mead has lived for some time with her uncle, Frank Mead of Paine, Ia., and is well known in Nebraska City. She is a charming young woman and has many friends who wish her much joy. The groom is one of the best known young men in Nebraska City. Although having lived here but a comparatively short time, he is well acquainted and is held in high esteem by hundreds of friends.--The Nebraska Press

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date 1912

Lora Belle Patterson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z.S. Patterson, was born at Bridgeport, Iowa, March 9th, 1883, and has always lived in or near Maquoketa. She was a graduate of the Maquoketa High School, and an efficient public scool teacher for several years. She was united in marriage to J.W.
Brady December 5, 1905 and she was the happy mother of three children, Lois, aged 5, Fae, aged 3 and Lyle, infant. She made a public profession of religion and receiving baptism, united with the Reformed church July 10,
1904 and remained a loyal member until her death. She did her part in the Ladies' Aid and cheerfully responded to every call. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters and devoted to her lodge. She was a woman of genial and loving disposition, loved by all who knew her, a queen in her homewhere she was adored by husband and children. She was a loving wife, a tender and devoted mother, a dutiful daughter and sister and a friend who never failed.
She will be sadly missed in all the circles of life in which she moved, but most of all in the little family circle where her presence was the soul and life. She passed peacefully away on Thursday, July 25 at 2 a.m., aged 29 years, 4 months and 16 days, leaving her beloved husband and little children, mother and sister, besides a large circle of relatives and friends in great bereavement. Funeral services were held at the home on South Eliza St., on Sunday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m., where words of comfort and hope were spoken by Rev. D.F. Boomershine, her pastor, and where a large circle of admiring and sorrowing friends gathered to express their sympathy to the living and show their love for the departed. The floral tributes of friends and societies were many and beautiful. Burial was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery under the auspices of the Pythian Sisters.


Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date ca1915-1917*

Married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Cora Clayton, Monday, Dec.
11th at high noon, Miss Ethel Riggs and Norval R. Merrick, Elder Warren Turner of Clinton officiating. The bride was attended by her friend, Miss Amelia Weir of Center Junction, while the groom's brother Dale acted as best man. The home was very prettyily decorated in pink and white. The bride carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and was attired in a soft white silk dress, the groom wearing a dark blue business suit. As the beautiful strains of the wedding march were rendered by Miss Marvel Gibson, the happy couple took their places, lead by the bride's maid and best man, neath the bower of lace and smilax where the words were spoken that united them as man and wife in the presence of about 40 guests. After the wedding a lovely repast was served by the sisters of the bride and groom. They have the best wishes for a long and happy life.

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this marriage, the 1920 census, was checked. It shows Norval, Ethel and two young daughters living in Ward co. ND. The eldest child was 1 yr. 9 mo. old. Unless they were married for quite some time prior to having children, they likely were married 1915-1917]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date between 1910 & 1920*

Louis Dindinger, for fourteen years a traveling salesman for Henry Darts'
and Sons, Co., wholesale grocers, died yesterday at his home, 950 Twenty-first street, Rock Island [Illinois]. He had been ill for several months and six weeks ago underwent an operation. He was born in Rock Island, May 15, 1853, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dindinger, pioneers of the city. He lived for many years on the old Dindinger homestead, now the site of the Sala flats.
Nineteenth street and Fourth avenue. Mr. Dindinger married Miss Nettie Jaynes in Maquoketa, Ia., May 25, 1902. She survives with one brother, John F. Dindinger of Rock Island. Mr. Dindinger was a memberof the Modern Woodmen, Royal Arch Masons and Knights Templar. As a young man he clerked in drug stores and later became a registered pharmacist. Twenty-five years ago he became a salesman for Ketterstraus & Vogel Wholesale Grocery company, and when that company was dissolved he became salesman for the Beiderbeck-Miller company in Davenport. When that company was dissolvedhe became identified with Henry Darts Sons Co.

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this obituary, the 1910 & 1920 census, Rock Island, IL were checked. It shows Louis & Nettie on the 1910, but Nettie a widow on the 1920 ]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date between 1910 & 1920*

Mrs. John Zitterell died Tuesday evening, November 7th at 7 o'clock, after an illness of many months suffering from a cancer. A few days ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis which it is thought hastened the end. She was close to 80 years of age and leaves to mourn her death an aged husband, three daughters; Mrs. Hammerstein of Savanna; Mrs. M. Daniels of California and Mrs. Tubbs of this city and one son, Will, of Webster City. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this obituary, the 1910 census, Jackson co. IA was checked. It shows John & Katherine J. Zitterel.
She is aged 73. ]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date 1920

YOUNG MAQUOKETA WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HER CHICAGO HOME A message was received here by relatives Saturday, bearing the cruel news to aged parents and devoted sisters, that Mrs. Minnie York-Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. York of this city, had been found dead in the dining room of her home on North Dearborn street, Chicago, two gas jets in an adjoining room being wide open with fumes from which caused the death of the unfortunate young woman. Immediately upon receipt of the message, Mrs. June Parker, a sister of Mrs. Reynolds, left for Chicago to take charge of the body and be present at the investigation. The circumstances surrounding the untimely death of Mrs. Reynolds need not be detailed here, for while the coroner's verdict ascribes it a case of suicide, relatives and friends here cannot picture Minnie in any other than in a role of happiness and her jolly disposition is far from being suggestive of self-destruction. To the aged parents, especially the infirmed mother, the sympathy of a community goes out. Weighed down by illness coupled with the passing of numerous loved ones of late, make her burdens indeed heavy and if ever kindness and tended sympathy were timely it is surely now.

Mrs. Reynolds was born on the old farm near Hurstville, October 3, 1882, and passed away in Chicago, Ill., December 11, 1920, death being due to asphyxiation. Minnie, as she was familiary known here, grew to young womanhood in this vacinity and her jolly disposition won her many friends who are saddened by her untimely death. She was united in marriage to Crosbie A. Reynolds of Chicago who passed away in April 1918. Since this time Mrs. Reynolds had continued to make her home there in which home her death occurred.

Besides the bereaved parents there survive three sisters, Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Ida Woods and Mrs. June Parker, of this city, and two brothers, Wallace York of Mitchell, S. D., and Mr. O. E. York of Belle Plaine, Iowa. The remains are expected to reach here this Tuesday evening, accompanied by Mrs.Parker, and the funeral will be held from the York home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Rev. E.A. Lang of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date 1924

On Wednesday April 2, at the Methodist parsonage, occurred the marriage of
Mrs. Freda Jensen of this city to William Kirchoff of Portage, Wis., by Rev.
F. C. Worcester. Mrs. Kirchoff has been the efficient saleslady in the Lee
Dry Goods store for the past four years. Mr. Kirchoff was formerly
associated with the Kirchoff Ice Co. They left on the 4:15 train for
Portage, Wisconsin, where they will make their future home.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date ca 1930*

Mrs. James Wilson, 80 years of age and a life long resident of Jackson
County, died suddenly at 6:30 o'clock Monday night at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Jess Patterson on N. Eliza street. Mrs. Wilson had been in
her usual health during the day, and had eaten heartily at the evening meal.
Soon after retiring to her room, she suffered a heart attack and died
instantly. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Orpha Hocking,
Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Carrie Cahalaran, Postville, Ia.; Mrs. Mary Hiller,
Aberdeen, Wash.; and Mrs. Nell Patterson of Maquoketa, also one son, Lon
Wilson, also of Maquoketa. The husband and father preceded her in death
eight years ago. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at
the Methodist church, the Rev. H. H. Dill officiating. Interment will be in
Mt. Hope cemetery.

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this obituary, the 1900
census, Jackson co. Iowa, was checked. It shows that Lacy Wilson (Mrs. James
Wilson) was born in January 1850, and was age 50 at the time of the
census. ]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date ca 1944*

Maquoketa--About 200 friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Ara J. Bowman
attended a party given in the American Legion home Monday night honoring the
couple on their golden wedding anniversary which was Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Highlight of the evening was a grand march by five couples who have been
married 50 years or more.
Including the honorees, they were Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bowman, 52 years; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Bowman, 50 years; Mr. and Mrs. Will Schneider and Mr. and
Mrs. Riley Taylor. Two other couples in attendance, Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Edelman, Sr., of Lost Nation and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beck, have been married
49 years.
Out-of-town guests include Mrs. Sybil Romer, and Mrs. Eleanor Berryhill of
Iowa City; Ara Keeley of Brooklyn, Fred Tubs of Rock Island, Ill., Miss
Marlan Wasoba, Mrs. [remainder missing]

[*note from Iowa Old Press: In an attempt to date this event, the 1910
census, Jackson co. Iowa, was checked. It shows that Ara J. and Bertha M.
Bowman had been married 16 yrs. at the time of the census ]

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date unknown

The J. F. Blanchard home was the scene of a pretty wedding on Tuesday, Dec.
12th, when their daughter, Miss Elizabeth, was united in marriage to Mr.
Thomas Hench. The ceremony was solemnized by Rev. Keister of the M. E.
church, who used the beautiful and impressive ring ceremony. Following the
ceremony a delicious three course wedding breakfast was served. The table
was prettily
decorated in pink and white carnations. The bride is a young lady of
charming personality and has been employed in various places as bookkeeper
the past year. Mr. Hench is one of Maquoketa's long time highly respected
citizens. He is very prominent in the Masonic and other fraternal orders.
The Sentinel joins their large circle of friends in extending
congratulations. The bridal couple have gone to Los Angeles and other points
in California on a four month's wedding tour.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date unknown

Hugh Barnes and Walter Said, who have been recovering form illness at the
University hospital, Iowa City, arrived home Sunday, both much improved in
health. Both Mr. Barnes and Mr. Said submitted to operations.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date unknown


It is with regret that we substantiate the rumor which has been circulated
for the past several days which intimated that Maquoketa was going to lose
Rev. L. E. Brough and his splendid family. At a special business meeting of
the members of the Baptist church Monday evening, Mr. Brough tendered his
resignation as pastor to accept a pastorate at Anoka, Minnesota, from which
field he had received an urgant call, said resignation to take effect on
June 8, enabling Mr. Brough to commence work with his new charge on June 15.
Mr. Brough has accomplished wonderful results during his three and one half
years as pastor of the local church and not for years has that body been so
thoroly (sp) organized as at present, and his successor will be denied many
of the obstacles which faced Mr. Brough when he took up his work here.
During his regime a good parsonage has been purchased and the church as a
whole is in splendid financial condition with an earnest, working

Mr. Brough has also taken a keen interest in the Sunday school work; having
been very instrumental in organizing the Boys League comprised of members of
the Baptist, Methodist and Congregational schools and which movement has
been an efficient agency in holding the interest of the boys in Sunday
school work and clean athletics. Mr. Brough takes charge of the leading
church at Anoka which city of 5000 is suburban to Minneapolis, and is
supported by a strong membership who are anxious to get behind Mr. Brough
and build to even greater proportions. Mr. Brough is a thoro Bible student,
a forceful, eloquent speaker, and a conscientious worker and while we regret
that we are to lose him and his family as residents, neighbors, friends, we
are pleased that they are going into a greater field with its wider
opportunity for doing good, and it is unquestioned that a pastor or Mr.
Brough's ability is deserving of a larger charge and a more lucrative post
than a church of this size could possibly afford. So as they leave via auto
to their new home, we join with a great host of friends in wishing Mr.
Brough and family God speed and untold success.

Jackson Sentinel
Jackson co. Iowa
date unknown


A meeting of the Scott Zedoka Rebekah lodge, No. 2, was held last evening at
the Odd Fellows' hall when Miss Sarah Fuglsang was installed as noble grand.
Her staff of officers, which was also installed, is as follows:

Vice grand --Mrs. Gladys Oliver.
Recording Secretary --Miss Iona Gilmour.
Treasurer --Mrs. Kate Day.
Warden --Miss Zelma Baughman.
Conductor --Mrs. Helen Tippie.
Inside Guardian --Mrs. Irene Holke.
Outside Guardian --Mr. Fred Longcor.
Pianist --Mrs. Jennie Elb.
Past Noble grand --Mrs. Emilie Johannsen.
Right support to noble grand--Mrs. Ethel Seymour.
Left support to noble grand--Mrs. Edna Specht.
Right support to vice grand--Mrs. Belle Silberstein.
Left support to vice grand--Mrs. Lola Arnold.
Chaplain --Mrs. Bertha Sexton.

The following committees were named:

Finance --Mrs. Jennie Elb, Mrs. Emma Soll Priester, and Mrs. Linnie
Serving --Mrs. Edna Specht, Miss Erna Lundh and Mrs. Lewis.
Sick --Mrs. Gladys Oliver, Mrs. Maud Rust and Mrs. Erre St. Orres.
Draping of charter --Mrs. Emilie Johannsen, Miss Tillie Frank, Mrs. Edna
Specht, and Mrs. Helen Tipple.
Condolence --Mrs. Anna Cox and Miss Iola Gilour.
Burial staff --Mrs. Ethel Seymour, Mrs. Edna Specht, Mrs. Elfrieda
Larson, and Mrs. Maud Rust.
Reporter --Mrs. Edna Specht.
Mrs. Lola Arnold, the district deputy, assisted by Miss Iola Gilmour, Mrs.
Bertha Sexton, Mrs. Edna Schlaefke, Mrs. Belle Silberstein, Mrs. Ethel
Seymour and Mrs. Maud Rust were
the installing officers. Mrs. Peter Fuglsang of Maquoketa, Ia., was an
out-of-town guest.

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