Location: Wapello County IA

Swanson, Oscar – Obituary

Oscar W. Swanson, 81, a retired Barker Poultry Equipment Co., Salesman, died today [July 25, 1969] at 5:10 a.m., at Ottumwa Hospital, after being in failing health for several months. He formerly resided at 1335 N. Elm. The son of Erick and Emma Anderson Swanson, he was born in Ottumwa, July 31, 1887. He had been a lifetime resident here. A member of First Lutheran Church, he held 50 year memberships in Masonic Lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M., the Kaaba Shrine, and Eastern Star Chapter No. 112. He also belonged to Clinton Chapter No. 9, Ottumwa Council

Swanson, Ina Pearl Harker – Obituary

Ina Pearl Swanson, 79, died Wednesday [July 25, 1969] at 6:20 p.m. at Ottumwa Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and had been living in nursing homes. She was a former ready-to-wear saleswoman. The daughter of Alonzo and Laura Harker, she was born March 22, 1891, in Ottumwa, and lived here all of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 112, Beauceant and White Shrine. Her marriage to Oscar Swanson took place here on July 29, 1913. He died July 25, 1969. Mrs. Mabel Saul of Ottumwa is

Failyer, Thelma Louise Bird – Obituary

Thelma L. Bird Failyer, 68, of 204 Prospect, Kirkville, died at 5:15 p.m., July 13, 2000, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born April 15, 1932, in Kirkville to Kenneth L. and Evelyn Glenn Bird. She married Gene Failyer on July 16, 1950 in Ottumwa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1950 and worked as a substitute cook for the Fremont Community Schools. She is survived by her husband; a son, Ronald Failyer of Ottumwa; a daughter, Melinda Reed of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; four grandsons; her mother of Kirkville, and a sister, Kay Brewer

Failyer, Cathrine E. Lee – Obituary

Died, at her home in Kirkville, Kate Failure, wife of G. W. Failure [Failyer]. Mrs. Failure had been a great sufferer for the past eighteen years, but she bore her sufferings meekly until the end came on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Mrs. Failure was 59 years of age and the mother of six children, two of whom, a son and daughter, with her husband still survive her. She was converted and united with the church at the early age of 14 and was ever a consistent member until death released her from suffering. Her family and friends have the heartfelt sympathy

Webb, James – Obituary

“James Webb’s Death Ends Long Illness” Death came to James Webb, old-time resident of Union, last Saturday at Hot Lake after a long illness. He was born in Iowa in 1874, and was aged 56 years, nine months and two days. He came west with the George Wilkinson family in 1890, and settled in High Valley, where he lived until his marriage to Nora Wilkinson in 1897. Thereafter he was a Union resident. He is survived by his widow and relatives in Iowa and Illinois. Mr. Webb was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Woodmen of the

Jackson, Lacy Grant – Obituary

Grant Jackson, 72, formerly associated with the Dain manufacturing Co. in Ottumwa, died Tuesday [July 14, 1953] at the home of his son, Warren Jackson at Chugwater, Wyo. His home is in Pasadena, Calif. He was born in October of 1880 in the Fremont community. He moved from Ottumwa to Chugwater in 1912, going to Pasadena about 10 years ago. Survivors include his wife, the former Susie Pedrick of Ottumwa; two sons, two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Storm, Bentonsport. ————————————————- Double funeral services were held last Friday, July 17, at the Iowa Flats Church for Mr. and Mrs.

Lee, Ellen McEwen – Obituary

A Fatal Accident Aged Fremont Woman Falls Into a Cellar Way Kirkville, Feb. 15. — Grandma Lee, mother of M. B. Lee, was making her home with her son and family, met with an accident, Tuesday which cost her her life. She opened what she thought was the door to her room but instead opened the cellar door and fell to the bottom of the cellar, sustaining injuries from which she died soon after. Mrs. Lee was almost a centenarian, being about 90 years old. Obituary: Ella McEwen Lee Ella McEwen was born in North Carolina Dec. 23, 1810. She

Lee, Marshall B. Jr. – Obituary

Marshall Bartholomew [middle name is really Burr as he was named after his father] Lee was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, on May 9, 1850, [Headstone says he was born October 14] and came to Mahaska County with his parents in 1851. He was one of eleven children and when about five years of age his father died. He grew to manhood on the home place south of town, doing his share of the labor on the farm necessary to conduct it successfully. On May 9, 1875, he was married to Miss Hannah Wolfe. Soon after his marriage he bought

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

Phillippe, Mildred Swenson – Obituary

Mrs. Mildred Phillippe, 67, of LaCrosse, WI, formerly of Ottumwa died Saturday [December 27, 1969] in LaCrosse. She had been ill four months. She was the daughter of A. X. and Effie Sprague Swenson and was born Feb. 9, 1902 in Ottumwa, and resided there until moving to LaCrosse in 1954. She married Roi Phillippe in 1923 in Ottumwa, he survives, as does a son Gene W. of Milwaukee, one daughter Mrs. Carol Hackner of LaCrosse, five grandchildren and one brother Norman Swenson, and father A. X. Swenson, both of Ottumwa. Burial at Ottumwa Cemetery. Memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church