Location: Fremont Iowa

Lee, Hannah Wolfe – Obituary

The people of this community were surprised and shocked Sunday evening when they learned that Mrs. Hannah Lee had died about six o’clock [October 27, 1918]. She had been in poor health for a couple of years but her death was unexpected. Hannah Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, was born at Huntington, Ind., September 27, 1853, and died at her home in Fremont on Sunday, October 27, 1918, aged 65 years and 1 month. She spent the early part of her life in the vicinity of her birthplace, moving to Iowa with her parents in 1871 and

Linsley, Marie Geraldine Phillippe – Obituary

Visitation: Open after 12:00 o’clock noon with family present between the hours of 6:00 & 7:30 PM February 20, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Funeral Service: 10:30 AM February 21, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel Interment: Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Marie Linsley was born November 8, 1908 in rural Fremont, the daughter of Asa George & Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1926. Marie was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Linsley, February 7, 1942 in Lancaster, Missouri. She was employed as a telephone operator in Fremont for 15 years and also worked for

Lawson, Grace May Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Grace M. Lawson, 65, of Fremont, died at 2:15 a.m. today [May 3, 1944] at her home in Fremont after being in failing health several years. Her husband, Dr. F. E. Lawson, M. D., died 17 years ago. She had spent all her life in Fremont and Hedrick communities. Survivors are her son, Warren (Doc) Lawson of Marshalltown, widely know as an orchestra leader; two grandsons, two brothers, and a sister. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fremont Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. T. C. Kennedy of Oskaloosa, assisted by the Rev. J.

Hoffman, Ward John – Obituary

FREMONT–Ward J. Hoffman, 86, of Fremont, died Friday, March 2, 1990 at the Mahaska Manor in Oskaloosa. He was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Constantine, Mich., the son of John Luther and Carrie Bishop Hoffman. He moved to Iowa in 1913 and attended Fremont High School. He married Merle Phillippe on July 5, 1929 in Oskaloosa; she died April 23, 1989. He had been a farmer and his farm is recognized as a Century Farm. He was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Fremont Lions Club. He is survived by one

Hoffman, Merle Phillippe – Obituary

FREMONT–Merle P. Hoffman, 84 of Fremont, died Sunday, April 23, 1989 at the Mahaska Manor in Oskaloosa. She was born Dec. 9, 1904 near Fremont, the daughter of Asa G. and Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from the Fremont High School in 1923 and attended Normal Training College at Cedar Falls. She also attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa. She taught in rural schools in Mahaska County and at the Fremont Community School. She was a member of the Justa-mere Club, the Fremont United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women. She was married July 5, 1929 in Oskaloosa to

Boyd, Jennie Viola Lee – Obituary

Mrs. J. P. (Jennie) Boyd passed away Saturday, July 12 [1958] at her home following an illness of several weeks. She was 81 years old. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fremont Methodist Church, in charge of Rev. C. C. Callaham of the Gladbrook Methodist Church, Mrs. Wm. G. Hols played organ music at the service. Burial was in Cedar Township Cemetery. Jennie Viola Lee was the daughter of Nelson and Mary Wolfe Lee. She was born Nov. 30, 1876 at Fremont. On May 20, 1903 she was married to James P. Boyd. The couple lived

Wolfe, Orville Raymond Thomas ‘Tom’ – Obituary

Tom Wolfe, 74, 610 D. Ave. W., died Sunday afternoon at Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born March 1, 1904, in Fremont, to Samuel Wolfe and Minnie Failyer. He later married Velma Russell. Surviving are his wife, Velma, and many nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Garland-Van Arkel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. James Kerr officiating. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery near Oskaloosa. Tom Wolfe and Velma Russell had no children. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Gowen, Sophronia Ellen Thomas – Obituary

Mrs. Francis M. Gowen, aged 56, a well-known Lewis County pioneer, died at the family home at Silver Creek, Friday, July 8 [1927]. Sophronia Thomas was born in march, 1871, at Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, and at the age of 16 she came with her parents to Toledo, where in 1896 she was married to Francis Gowen. They moved to Silver Creek in 1902, where they have since resided. She is survived by the widower and seven children, three boys, Ernest, Dewey and Myron; and four girls, Mrs. Pearl Baird, Misses Daisy and Ruby, of Silver Creek, and Mrs. Violet

Ferguson, Elizabeth McEwen – Obituary

Death Comes To Mrs. Ferguson/Valley’s Oldest Pioneer Passes Only four months short of attaining her 100th birthday, Mrs. Elizabeth (Grandma) Ferguson, who was the oldest pioneer woman living in the Kittitas valley, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Ferguson Harris, at 302 E. Fourth street here [March 24, 1951]. She died at 2:10 a.m. She was a daughter of a pioneer family, as well as being a pioneer herself. She came across the plains in 1860 with her family, making the six-month trip when a girl 9 years old. Grandma Ferguson was born Elizabeth McEwen

Ferguson, Cynthia Ann McEwen – Obituary

Died, near Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, December 31, 1883, at 12 p.m., Mrs. Cynthia A., wife of the Rev. Solomon Ferguson, aged 61 years, 11 months, and 5 days. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana. She moved with her parent, the Rev. James McEwen when quite young to Decatur County where in October 1838 she was married to Solomon Ferguson, by whom she had ten children, two sons and eight daughters. Two daughters died in infancy; the others are left with the bereaved husband to mourn her loss, all member of the church. She was converted in 1843,