Muscatine County Iowa Obituary Index

with surrounding counties including
Louisa, Johnson, Scott and Cedar

SURNAMES STARTING WITH "T"



TANDY, Paul C.

Services for Paul C. Tandy, 74, Montpelier, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 5:30-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.  He died  Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. He had been employed at Alcoa for 37 years, retiring in  1990. He was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Davenport. He married Inez Queen  in 1956 in Cotter, Ark.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Inez; daughters, Paula Gillespie and Sarah Hill, both of Muscatine; Ray, Montpelier, and Mark, Muscatine;  seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Quad-City Times 04 Nov 2002



TAYLOR, Dorothy E

Services for Mrs. Dorothy E. Taylor, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Valley View Manor Lutheran Homes.
Rev. Robert Ahlstrom and Dr. Wesley Snodgrass officiated. Mrs. Robert Ahlstrom was the organist.  Burial was in Aracia Park Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.  Arrangements here were in charge of the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.

Dorothy E. Taylor died Monday at the Lutheran Homes.

Muscatine Journal Saturday May 5, 1979 page 7
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TAYLOR, Effie Cunningham
Effie Taylor, 71
Succumbs After Short Illness
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Effie Cunningham Taylor, 71, a visitor in this community for the past six weeks, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hershey hospital following a short illness.

She was born at Mapleton, Ia., Feb. 7, 1875, the daughter of George L. and Elizabeth Hagen Cunningham.  Her marriage to Oran E. Taylor was Dec. 24, 1894. in Muscatine.  Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Lime Springs Methodist church.

Surviving are 4 sons Herbert U., Taylor, Taylor Ridge, Ill., Orville A, Taylor, Grandview, Everett E. Taylor, the Hawaiian Islands, and Albert C. Taylor, Lime Springs, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Schutte, Bonair, Ia.; one brother, Martin W. Cunningham, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. George Davidson of this city; 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one daughter, one sister, and two brothers.

The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home but will be taken to Lime Springs Friday where services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday.  Interment will be in Oak Lawn cemetery there.

From the Muscatine, IA, Journal, Dec. 12, 1946
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TAYLOR, Mary Belle Cozad
Mrs.Taylor, 84, Goes in Death; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Mary Belle Taylor, 84 died at 338 a. m. today at her home, 203 Phillips street, following an Illness of eight weeks with a complication of ailments.

Mrs. Taylor was bornon Dec. 30, 1862, at Marysville , MO., the daughter of Joseph and Martha Shaw Cozad and had made Muscatine her home for the past 25 years. She was married to Nathan Taylor and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two sons, James Taylor, Muscatine, and Edward Taylor, New Boston, ILL; two daughters, Mrs. Will Long and Mrs. Frank Lewis, both of Muscatine; 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents, one daughter and three brothers.

The body is at the residence and will remain there until time for funeral services which will be conducted at 230 p. m. Saturday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by Rev, Fred Patzel pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Source: Muscatine Journal : May 16, 1947
Contributed by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TAYLOR, Samuel
Samuel Taylor Funeral Is Set For Wednesday

West Liberty-Funeral services for Samuel Taylor, 86. Who died at 9 a. m. Monday at Tipton, will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. from the McCormick funeral home in Tipton. Mr. Taylor had resided with his son, C. O. Taylor and wife on a farm near West Liberty. He is survived by his son and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Powers, of Atalissa. Interment will be made in Mt. Zion cemetery.


Conduct Rites for S. Taylor
Native of England Dies Monday, Aged 85 Years

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the McCormick Funeral home for Samuel Taylor, who died
Monday, January 6th at the age of 85 years, six months and 26 days. Rev. H. N. Poston officiated at the services and
burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Born In England

Samuel Taylor was one of four children, and was born in Staffordshire, England, on June 10, 1855. He came to America
when he was 17 years of age, and has made his home in and near Tipton since that time.

Married In Missouri

He was married in Missouri in 1882 to Miss Ella Davis. There were three children. Mrs. Taylor passed away April 5, 1919.
His son and wife had taken care of him for the past year. He leaves two children, Mrs. Roy Powers of Atalissa and Charles Orville Taylor of West Liberty. One daughter Edith passed away 30 years ago. Besides these he leaves one brother, Edwin Taylor of Collinsville, Illinois. Two sisters had preceded him in death. There are 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Source and Date Unknown
Contributed by  Debbie Swack



TEAGARDEN, Elizabeth Matilda Brewer

Elizabeth Matilda Teagarden was born in Muscatine, Iowa, 2 June 1867 and died at the Methodist hospital in Peoria, Ill., December 8, 1930.  She was the daughter of Steven and Sarah Brewer.  For the past 25 years she has resided in or near Tiskilwa.

February 28, 1885, she was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Teagarden at Sheffield, Ill.,  To this union were born eight children, Mrs. Emily Schrader of Tiskilwa, Ill., Mrs. Leslie Gray of Bradford, William C. Teagarden, Mrs. Nellie Close, Mrs. Edna Stodghill and Imo Teagarden of Indianapolis, Indiana, H. McKinley Teagarden of San Francisco Cal., and Mrs. Cheryl Sherman of Los Angeles Calif.

Mrs. Teagarden was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Teagarden, who died November 8. 1922 and is survived by her eight children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one brother, Mr. Lee Brewer of Buda, and one sister Mrs. Eva Hartley of Curtis Oklahoma.

Mrs. Tegarden became a member of the Tiskilwa Methodist church in April 1906, during the pastorate of Rev. Alford and although attending other churches has remained a member until her death.

From Unknown paper, Dec. 1930
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TEMPLEMAN, Ozelle Knight

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Ozelle K. Templeman, of Muscatine, will be 2 p.m. Friday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Templeman died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at Crescent Care Center, Muscatine. She retired after several years at First National Bank.

Ozelle Knight was born April 22, 1909, in Waverly, Tenn. She married Milo Templeman in 1946 in Kansas City, Kan. He died in 1977.

Memorials may be made to Church of Christ.

Survivors include stepdaughters, Nancy Vetter, Ridgecrest, Calif., and Judith Koland, Christanburg, Va.; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Allen, Nashville, Tenn.



TERRILL, Walter Francis

Walter Francis Terrill, 45, 2302 Chancy St. Clinton, died Monday at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clinton Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Local arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one stepson, Wade Everson of Camanche; two daughters, Kris Terrill of De Witt, and Kari Terrill of Illinois City, Ill.; and two stepdaughters. Mrs. Kent (Natalie) Kristensen of Clinton, and Audrey Everson of Indianola.

Muscatine Journal Tuesday May 12, 1992 page 5A
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TERRY, R.C.
Death of R. C. Terry

The sad word reached the city this morning of the death of R. C. Terry, a well known resident of Illinois City.  He passed away last night at 10:00 p. m. the fatal trouble causing the end being some liver complication.  Mr. Terry was taken ill only about a week ago and his death is a shock to many friends and relatives.  He was 48 years of age.

He is survived by a wife and two sons, D. M. Terry and little boy Oliver.  There are also two brothers and five sisters, and Ev Brandenberg and R. M. Chase of this were cousins of the deceased.

The funeral will take place Sunday at 10 o'clock at Illinois City and the remains will be laid to rest in the Reynolds cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Nov. 1900
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



THARP, Linnie Sanders

Linnie Tharp, age 100, of Muscatine, died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at the Crescent Care Center in Muscatine.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2000 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Mark Romano, Anthony Romano, Dudley Coker and Steve Tharp. Burial will be in the Parr Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time.

Linnie was born June 27, 1900 the daughter of Jacob and Agnes Kosnopfal Sanders. She was united in marriage to Thomas Tharp on April 4, 1922.

She loved her family very much and had many, many friends. Linnie worked at the Weber Button Company for many years and was secretary for two unions. She loved her crossword puzzles, crocheting and was an avid poetry writer.

Her family was blessed to have such a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Linnie will be dearly missed by her son, Richard Tharp of Edmond, Oklahoma; a daughter, Pat Marshall of Illinois; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1984 and a brother and sister.

Muscatine Journal October 13, 2000



THAUREN, Margaret M.
DEATH SUMMONS MRS. THAUREN, 64;
SERVICE MONDAY

 Mrs. Margaret M. Thauren, 64, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at Hershey hospital following an illness of about two weeks. Her home was at 832 Pine street.

She was born in Muscatine on Nov. 25, 1883, the daughter of John and Mary Garrett O`Melia, and had spent all her life here. She was married to Frank H. Thauren on Feb. 19, 1908, at St. Matthias church. Mrs. Thauren was a member of St. Matthias church and the Rosary society of the church.

Surviving are a son, Frank Thauren, Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Bunce, Maywood, Ill., and Mrs. Gertrude Olson and Mrs. Margaret George, both of Muscatine; two brothers, Robert and William J. Omelia, both of Atalissa; two grandchildren, Carma Rose Thauren and John Bernard George, of this city.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband in 1937, one son John, who was killed in Germany in 1943; and one brother.

The body is at the Riley Funeral home where it will remain until services which will be held at St. Matthias church at 9 a.m. Monday by Rt. Rev. Monsr. W. L. Hannon. Interment will be in St. Mary`s cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the Riley chapel at 7 p.m. Sunday.

 MUSCATINE JOURNAL Exact date unknown--Nov 1947
CONTRIBUTED BY: John Michael O'Melia


THIRTYACRE, Adell Essex Smith

IOWA CITY -- Adell Thirtyacre, 88, of Muscatine, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1995, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.  The Rev. Edward Frank of the Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jim Smith, Shane Sanders, Eric Sanders, Leroy Fuhlman, Charlie Pace and Glen Stuart.
Memorials may be made to the Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Thirtyacre was born Aug. 16, 1907, in Muscatine, the daughter of Herman Bridge and Abbie Essex.
She was married to J. Curtis Smith on August 26, 1934, in Monmouth, Ill.  She later married John L. Thirtyacre on April 10, 1971, in Iowa City.

She was a member of the Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the Church, Bloomington Grange and Bloomington Homemakers.

She is survived by her husband, John L. Thirtyacre, Muscatine; a son David G. and Tammy Smith of Muscatine; a daughter Mrs. Timothy W. (Adelma Kay) Sanders, Frankfurt, Ky.; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Gertrude) Lippelgoes of Muscatine; a sister, Donna Griffith, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and four stepdaughters, Mrs. Keith (Kay) Pace, Mrs. Charlie (Jane) Pace, Mrs. Rudy (Frances) Hirt, all of Muscatine, and Norma Walker, of Newport, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, who died in 1957.

From the Muscatine, IA, Journal, Sept. 4, 1995;
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



THOMPSON, Albert Henry

COLUMBUS JUNCTION---Albert Henry Thompson, 98, died Tuesday at the Klein Unit of the Burlington Medical Center.
Services are Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gilbert of the Klein Unit of the Burlington Hospital officiating.  Donna Belle Hughes is organist.  pallbearers are Jerry Giffin, Randall Teel, Lloyd Prior.  Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Peters and Don Howell.  Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday after 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will meet with friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Columbus Junction Library.

Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 25, 1887 in Gaylord, Kan., a son of John and Susan Blandford Thompson.  He married Clella Welsch on June 2, 1921 in Columbus Junction.  He was an Army veteran of World War I, serving in Germany and France.  He was a charter member of the Allen Wright Hanft Post No. 100 American Legion, and the VFW.  He was a laborer at John Deer Plant, Moline and the Ordinance Plant in Burlington.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Young, Burlington; and Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Reisener, Washington; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Burge, Bethesda, Md.   He was preceded in death by his wife in 1961, three sisters, two brothers, one grandson and one infant son.

From, Muscatine, Journal, March. 1986
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note, he died March 6, 1986



THOMPSON, Ruth C. Fordyce

GALESBURG -- Ruth C. Thompson, 91, of 255 W. Tompkins St. died at 9:56 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1993, at St. Mary Medical Center.

Born Sept. 12, 1902, to John M. and Bertha C. Apt Fordyce, she married Harvey Trigg Thompson on Dec. 1, 1922, in Galesburg. He died in 1959.

Surviving are one son, John Allen of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Mrs. John (Carolyn) Oakman of Galesburg, Mrs. Willard (Eloise) Staggs of Yates City and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Eberle of Edwardsville;  one sister, Marie Atkins of LaHarpe; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She attended Western Illinois University. She was a teacher for Henderson County, Warren County and Muscatine, Iowa, school districts.  She later was an Avon representative in the Galesburg area for 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the Gleaners Circle and where she served as past president of United Methodist Women.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson- West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Randy Reese will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Roseville.  Memorials may be made to her church.

Peoria (IL) Journal Star, December 6, 1993



THOMPSON, Mrs. Sadie F. Kinney

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie F. Thompson, 67, were held Wednesday at St. Patrick`s church at Tama.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rose Slater and Mrs. Marie Carroll, both of Muscatine; a brother, Henry Kinney of Little York, Ill.; her husband and four daughters.

Unknown source
Submitted by:John Michael O'Melia



THORNE, Andrew Jackson

Funeral services for Andrew Jackson Thorne, 80, of 309 E. 4th, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. Rev. J. Paul Stevens will officiate and burial will be in the Drury Reynolds cemetery. Visitation will begin this evening.
Mr. Thorne died at his home Tuesday.

He was born June 21, 1890 at Cairo, Ill.,and had been a resident of Muscatine for 55 years. He married Ethel McNall Feb. 24, 1918 at
Muscatine.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy, Muscatine, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and one sister.

Muscatine Journal Wednesday Feb. 13, 1971 page 18
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



THORNDYKE, Robert Leonard "Bob"

MUSCATINE --- Robert Leonard "Bob" Thorndyke, 63, of Columbia Mo., went on to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 3, 1999.
Services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Jesus Mission, 401 Mulberry Ave.. Rev. Sharon Phillips will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thorndyke is the son of John and Janet Thorndyke.

Survivors include his former wife Mary Thorndyke; a son, Bobby Thorndyke and his friend, Eileen of Missouri, Steve, Mark and David Thorndyke of Muscatine; a daughter Maggie Burns of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Pete, Thorndyke; and a sister, Nancy Strums. She (sic-HE) was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Alta; a son, Sam and a granddaughter, Tara.

Muscatine Journal March 1999
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



THORNTON, William Dean
COMMITTAL SERVICES FOR THORNTON BABY

Committal services for William Dean Thornton, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Thornton of Muscatine were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Wapello cemetery, with the Rev. Leonard E. Tinker, pastor of the Wapello Methodist Church officiating.

The baby was born on August 5 of this year, the son of Dean and Minnie Green Thornton and died at 2:30 a.m. at the family home in Muscatine.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Robert at home and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thornton of Wapello.

Morning Sun News-Herald page 1 December 14, 1950
Contributed by Nancy Wagner
I am not related and have no further information.



TICE, Nancy

Mrs. N. Tice died at an early hour this morning from the injuries received in a runaway Monday afternoon on Front Street, in which she and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroup and child were thrown  violently to the brick pavement in front of Sniders livery barn. Mrs. Tice was taken after the accident to the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Miller, 1210 East Eight street, where everything possible was done to save her life. However, while the injuries she received were not necessarily fatal, her  advanced years and the shock she receive was more than she could stand. Mrs. Tice was about  sixty-five years of age and was not enjoying the best of health, it is said, when the accident occurred.

Since the accident the injured woman has suffered intense pain at times, but she was hopeful until the very last.   Mrs. Tice's home is on the Burlington road seven miles southwest of the city. As yet there has been  no announcement of the funeral.

Mrs. Tice, Mr. and Mrs. Stroup and child were driving in a two seated conveyance Monday  afternoon and just as they turned the Commercial house corner one of the single-trees became  loosened and the horses started on a wild dash down Front street. At Snyders barn the tongue dropped and in some manner all were thrown to the pavement. No one was seriously injured but Mrs. Tice who suffered some very serious scalp wounds and other injuries about the head which resulted  in her death.

Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa March 10, 1904
Contributed by Sara Nuernberger


The family of Mrs. N. Tice who died Thursday morning will be held from the residence of George A. Miller, 1012 E. 8th St. Saturday morning at 8 o'clock. The service will be conducted by Rev. W.I. Beatty pastor of the United Brethern Church. Only the immediate family and relatives are invited.

March 11, 1904, Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa
Contributed by Sara Nuernberger 



TISOR, Louis Dale

Columbus Junction-Louis Dale Tisor, 76, of Columbus Junction, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following a lengthly illness.  Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction.  Burial will be in the Columbus Citty Cemetery.  Visitation will begin Sunday noon at the funeral home.
 
Mr. Tisor was born Feb. 23, 1905, in Louisa County, the son of George and Sarah Walsinger Tisor.  He married Bess Hidlebaugh on Jan. 8, 1928.  She died in 1944.  On May 12, 1956, he married Hortense Browning in Muscatine.  He worked on the Rock Island Railroad until his retirement when he became an antique dealer.  He was a member of the Louisa County Historical Society and the Union of Maintenance of Way Employees.
 
Surviving are his wife, Hortense; a son Donald of Washington; a daughter Mrs. Jim (Marjean) Holmgreen of Alice, Texas; nine grandchildren and a great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Muscatine Iowa Journal, Aug. 14, 1981 page 13
Research Source June Welsch



TISOR,  Lowell Michael
ASTRUP, John Luther
CONESVILLE CROSSING CRASH KILLS TWO
Junction Girl Injured

Columbus Junction --- An accident at 9:45 p.m. Friday at a railroad crossing at the south edge of Conesville claimed the lives of two Louisa county young man and placed a Columbus Junction high school girl in University hospital at Iowa City.

Lowell Michael Tisor 22, and John Luther Astrup, 24, were killed in the crash.

Tisor apparently drove the older model car into the side of the Milwaukee freight train.  The front of the car was removed and the car was completely demolished.

The girl Linda Wellington, 17, was seated in the middle, between the two young men and apparently was crushed in the accident.  She was listed in fair condition at University hospital this morning.

Astrup and Tisor were employed on a construction crew of the Iowa-Illinois Telephone company.

Astrup was born Sept. 24, 1941.  His mother is dead and his father is a missionary in the Union of South Africa.  He is survived by an uncle, Ray Johnson of Hills, Minn.

Lowell Tisor returned a year ago after serving four years in the navy.  He is survived by his wife, Marjorie and a small daughter, Michelle, of Sunnyvale, Calif.,  Before entering the service he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Clair Norton of Columbus Junction.

The bodies of both young men are at the Stacy-Lewis funeral home at Columbus Junction where services are pending.


     LOWELL MICHAEL TISOR
COLUMBUS JUNCTION --- Funeral services for Lowell Michael Tisor, 22, who died Friday evening following an auto crash, near Conesville, were held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Stacy Funeral home.  Rev. Earl Josten officiated and Miss Donna Hughes was organist.

Casket bearers were Tom Wasson, Brad Fulton, Roger Fulton, Robert Oostendorpf, Ronald Oostendorpf and John Conklin.  Interment was at the Columbus City Cemetery.

From Muscatine, IA, Journal, Feb. 19, 1966
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TITUS, Eva  L. Bunn

Services for Eva L. Titus, 68, of Muscatine, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine.  Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Titus died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at her home after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker.
Eva Bunn was born Oct. 24, 1930 in Muscatine.  She married Harold Titus Sr. in 1951 in Anchorage, Alaska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice Care of Visiting Nurses Association, 1225 E. River Dr., Davenport.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Laurie Fischer, Fort Hood Texas; sons Harold Jr. and John, both of Muscatine, and Michael, North Liberty; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; sisters Catherine Gordon, Winnie Carpenter and Pat Van Acker, all of Muscatine, and brothers Hugh, Art and jack Bunn, all of Muscatine and Norman Bunn, Davenport.

Source: Unknown : not known-died 25 Mar 1999
Contributed by:  Susie Martin-Rott


TITUS, John Monroe

John M. Titus, 80, of Minonk, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator.
Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Wilcox Folkers Memorial Home, the Rev. Edwin F Riske officiating.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the memorial home.

Born in Bristow, Iowa, Sept 25, 1888, a son of Robert and Julia Gideon Titus, he married Mary Putney in Minonk Feb. 4, 1920.

She survives with two sons, Jack of Peoria and Harold of Muscatine, Iowa; two brothers, Joseph of Muscatine and Elmer of Franklin, La; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Obituary from a Peoria Newspaper- 15 May 1969
Contributed by:  Susie Martin-Rott



TITUS, Joseph Cyrus Sr.

Joseph C. Titus, Sr., 89, formerly of 1108 E. 2nd St., died Tuesday afternoon at the Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. The Rev. Donald Harding will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The son of Robert and Julie* Gideon Titus, he was born March 17, 1893 in Hancock, Iowa. His marriage to Maude Brei took place in 1920 in New Era. He was a World War I veteran and was a member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife, residing at Simpson Memorial Home; seven sons, Robert of Durant, David of Harker Heights, Texas, Neil of Beton, Texas, Michael of Killeen, Texas and Joseph Jr., Danny and Virgil, all of Muscatine; seven daughters, Alice Seddon of Moline, Mrs. Eugene (Elsie) Martin and Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Galler, both of Orlando, Fla., Mary Rexroth of Wilton, Mrs. Walter (Leora) Howard of Keithsburg, Ill., Ruth Unkel of Mountain Home, Ark., and Eileen Haskins of Muscatine; 58 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

Three brothers, two sisters and a son preceded him in death.

Muscatine Journal  Wed, Dec 22, 1982
CONTRIBUTED BY: Susie Martin-Rott
NOTE: *correct name of his mother was Julia, not Julie. Born Grinnell, Hancock County.


TITUS, Mary E. Putney

MINONK IL -- Mary E. Titus, 94, of Minonk died at 1:52 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 26, 1902, in Peoria to Edward E. and Belva Whetzel Putney, she married John M. Titus on Feb. 2, 1920, in Minonk. He died May 14, 1969. One brother and one sister also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Jack of West Peoria and Harold of Muscatine, Iowa; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 She worked for a doctor's office in Minonk for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Folkers-Froelich Memorial Home in Minonk. The Rev. Wayne Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Minonk Township  Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

 March 15, 1997  Peoria Journal Star p. C7
CONTRIBUTED BY: Susie Martin-Rott



TITUS, Mathew James

MUSCATINE--Mathew James Titus, 15, of Muscatine, died Thursday, Jan 8, 1998 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich -Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Martin of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Pallbearers are Brad Fear, Brett Fear, Brad Purssel and David Mienke.
Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Heart Association.
He was born July 18, 1982 to Donald Dean and Beth Luann Fear Ziegenhorn Titus at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Mathew was an eighth grade student at West Middle School.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Tracy Titus and Beth and Terry Ziegenhorn; grandmother Mary L. Fear, step-grandparents Frances Norwood and Carroll and Lucille Ziegenhorn; two brothers Tyler and Lucas Ziegenhorn and three stepbrothers, Brandon and Brady Ziegenhorn and Justin Norwood, all of Muscatine.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gordon Fear on Oct 31, 1983 and his grandmother Nancy Brockert on March 11, 1975.

Source: Muscatine Journal
Date Jan 1998
Contributed by:  Susie Martin-Rott
Notes: This is a VERY confusing obituary--I gave it to 25 different people to chart and all came back with a different answer due to omitted information.  Grandfather of the child who is not named is Joseph Titus Jr..  The Nancy Brockert listed as Mathew's grandmother was Nancy Ann Schaaf Titus Brockert, who remarried after her divorce from Joseph Titus. The Ziegenhorn portion is even MORE crossed over and confusing so if you are researching this line I will send you what I have on it.


TITUS, Maude Alice Brei

Maude Titus, 84, formerly of 1108 E. 2nd St., died Sunday morning at the Simpson Nursing Home, West Liberty.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairbanks-Lamb chapel.  The Rev. Don Harding will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The daughter of George and Phillipine Grimm Brei, she was born May 21, 1899 in Muscatine County.

Her marriage to Joseph C. Titus Sr. took place in 1920 in New Era.

Survivors include seven sons, Robert G. of Durant, Joseph Jr., Danny and Virgil, all of Muscatine, and David, Neil and Michael, all of Texas; seven daughters, Alice Seddon of Moline, Ill., Elsie Jean Martin of Orlando, Fla., Mary Rexroth of Wilton; Ruth Unkle (sic-Unkel) of Mountain Home, Ark., Leora Howard of Keithsburg, Ill., and Eileen Hoskins (sic-Haskins) of Muscatine; 58 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren; three brothers, Daniel Brei of New Hampshire, and Earl and Jacob Brei, both of Muscatine; three sisters, Elsie and Hazel Spieth, both of Muscatine and Inez Campbell of San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.

Muscatine Journal : died 24 Jul 1983
Contributed by:  Susie Martin-Rott


TITUS, Paul Edward (1936-1936)

FINAL RITES HELD FOR TITUS BABE

Funeral services were held for Paul Edward Titus, infant son of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Titus of 204 Baker Street, at the Hoffman Funeral church this afternoon, with burial in the Krell Cemetery at New Era.  The Rev. E.A. Lark of the New Era Lutheran Church was in charge.  The child, born June 13, 1936 at Muscatine, died Sunday morning.

The parents, grand parents and the following brothers and sisters survive: Alice, Robert, Elsie Jean, Mary, Laura (sic-should be Leora), Joseph Jr, Lucille, Ruth and Danny Dean.

Muscatine Journal  October 26, 1936
CONTRIBUTED BY:  Susie Martin-Rott
Note: the small marker made of glass and wood in the shape of a cross has disappeared from Paul Edward's grave at the Krell Cemetery.


TITUS, Paul Edward

Services for Paul E. Titus, 25, of Muscatine will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. today.
A memorial fund has been established.
Mr. Titus died Sunday at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
He was employed at H.J. Heinz Co, Muscatine.
Survivors include his fiance, Lori Troxel, Muscatine; his mother Kathie Freed (?-this part of copy not legible), Muscatine, his father, David Titus, Sr. of Texas; sister Lavonne Titus, Miami Beach, Fla; and brothers David L. Jr., Muscatine and Timothy S., of Muscatine; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Adam Starkweather of Muscatine and Sylvia ____?(illegible), Muscatine.

Not known-from items owned by Alice Titus Cattoir; he died 14 Feb 1987
Contributed by: Susie Martin-Rott



TITUS, Robert George

DURANT, IA--Robert G. Titus, 71, died Thursday at Wilton Care Center.  Private family memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Lacock-Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.  The body will be nonated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

Mr. Titus retired in 1979 as a produce manager at Geifman's Grocery Store, Davenport.  He married Dorothy Voss Schneekloth in 1950 in Durant.

He was a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church, Durant.  He was a dance instructor and enjoyed gardening.  Memorials may be made to the Wilton Care Center.

Survivors include his wife; daughters Cindy (Mrs Ronald) Hemold and Judy Titus, both of Durant, and Glenna Ehlers, Wheatland; a son John, Durant; four grandchildren and seven sisters and six brothers.

Source: not known  Robert died 30 Sep 1993-publication date not known
CONTRIBUTED BY: Susie Martin-Rott


TITUS, Robert Harvey

DEATH CLAIMS R.H. TITUS, 77
End Comes After Illness Since December
Funeral Rites Uncertain

Robert H. Titus, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Olson, 216 Clinton street, at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday after an illness since December.

Mr. Titus was born Oct. 24, 1856, in Fayette county, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Mary Jane Titus.  He had made his home in Muscatine most of his life.

Surviving are his widow; five children, Elmer H. Titus, Bradley, Wis., John Titus, McNutt, Ill., Joseph, Wilton, Harry, Muscatine, and Mrs. Olson, Muscatine; one sister, Mrs. Sarah McNaran, Osakes, Minn., John Titus, Alexandria, Minn., Hiram Titus, Waverly, Ia., and Rex Titus, Wisconsin; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  One daughter, Mary E. Brown, preceded him in death as did a brother and his parents.

The body is at the Meyers Funeral Home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.

Muscatine Journal, Thurs 8 Jun 1933 - pg. 1
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
Note:  This is my great-grandfather.    Several names are either spelled wrong or are nicknames in this item: 1) Sarah McNairn of Osakis MN 2) Hiram Titus is Harman Titus 3) Rex is Cyrus Rescum Titus 4) His widow, not named, was Julia Gideon Titus. Buried Letts Cemetery, Letts, Louisa, IA



TITUS, Winnifred I. Bourne Kallenberger

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Winnifred I. Titus, of Muscatine, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Muscatine General Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at George M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, Muscatine. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park.

She worked at Muscatine General Hospital.

Winnifred Bourne was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Pekin, Ill. She married Joseph Titus in 1975 in Geneseo, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Kallenberger Sr.

A memorial fund has been established.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Donald Kallenberger Jr., Wapello; three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha, Rock Island; and a brother, Sam Barr, of New Mexico.

Quad City Times 09 Jan 1999
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott


TOMFELD, Ernest C.

Ernest C. Tomfeld, 88, Route 2, Letts, died Sunday morning at Muscatine General Hospital.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Frederick Westbrook will officiate. Burial will be in the Wagner Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today.

The son of John and Anna Schmidt Tomfeld, he was born Jan. 28, 1895, in Muscatine County. He was a life resident of the surrounding area. He was a veteran of World War I and was member of the VFW and the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 304. Mr. Tomfeld was a retired farmer.

One sister, Mrs. Otto Boehle of Muscatine, survives.  Four brothers preceded him in death.

Muscatine Journal Monday March 14, 1983 page 2A
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TOMPKINS, Jeffery Michael

Jeffery Michael Tompkins, 1/2 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Tompkins died at 7:40 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital.  He was born Sept. 7, at Muscatine.

Survivors include the parents, Lyle and Delores Hayes Tompkins, 113 1/2 Sycamore St., one brother, Timothy Allen; one sister, Judith Marie; and a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Hayes of Muscatine.

Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the George M. Wittich funeral home, with Rev. Robert Goebel, Interment is at Memorial Park cemetery.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Dec. 12, 1959 page 6.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TOMPKINS,  Lyle E.

FRUITLAND- Lyle E. Tompkins, 77, of Fruitland, died Saturday, June 27, 1998.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Phillip Sherwood of the Fruitland Baptist Church will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Bill Brockert, Danny Cox, Tim Tompkins, Eric Brockert, Terry Brockert and Mike Tompkins.  Burial will be at the Island Cemetery, Muscatine, with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Lyle Tompkins Memorial Fund.

Mr. Tompkins was born on March 30, 1921, in Weldon, the son of Nova and Lulu Gamble Tompkins.  He married Delores W. Hayes on Aug. 4, 1958, in Muscatine.

He was a member of the American Legion.  He worked at Roach and Musser and was a carpenter at Huttigs.
He retired from Bandag with eight years of service.  He lived in the area since the 1950s.

Survivors include his wife, Delores, of Fruitland, four sons Jerald Noel Tompkins of Troutman, N. C; Lyle Tompkins and his wife Mary of Montezuma; Timothy Tompkins and his wife Patricia of Bettendorf; Gregory Tompkins of Fruitland; two daughters Phyliss Whitlock and her husband Bill of Muscatine; Judith Brockert and her husband Bill of Fruitland; one step-daughter Connie Cox and her husband Danny of Letts; one stepson Donald Frye, and his wife, Jo, of Muscatine; 18 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Sandra, one sister and one brother.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal June 29, 1998 page 5.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TORBERT, David Wilson

WAPELLO-- David Wilson Torbert, 86, died Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. Rev. John Beebout will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery.
The son of James and Mary Wilson Torbert, he was born May 29, 1892 and grew up in Wapello.
Survivers include his wife, Ester Weber; one son, Deryle Torbert of Reidscille, N.C.; one brother, Joseph Torbert of Maynard,
Ark.; one sister, Josephine Paris, of Saratoga, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Muscatine Journal Saturday May 5, 1979 page 7
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TORRES,  Armandina Guadalupe

CONESVILLE, Iowa - Armandina Guadalupe Torres, 66, Conesville, died Thursday, July 4,  2002, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Columbus Junction.

 Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. A memorial has been established.

 Mrs. Torres was born May 25, 1936, in Del Rio, Texas, the Prajedis and Maria Gonzales  Zuniga. She married Felix M. Torres Feb. 1, 1954, in Del Rio.

She enjoyed her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the many flowers and plants that she cared  for around her home. Her pet cockatiels were also a source of enjoyment for her.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Martin and wife Deann of Conesville, Gregorio and wife Angie of Columbus Junction, Jose Luis of Conesville and Felix Jr. and wife Jeanette of Columbus Junction; four daughters, Maria D. Herrera and husband Carlos of Conesville, Maria L. Torres of Muscatine, Margarita DeAlejandro and husband Raul of Wapello, Maria A.
 Musgrove and husband Brian of Columbus Junction; and many grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Muscatine Journal July 05, 2002
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott (I am not related)
I attended her visitation with my cousin Mary while I was visiting in Conesville.  A very nice family.



TOWER, Tiffany Robin

PEKIN _ Services for Tiffany Robin Tower, 8 1/2 months old, of 416 W. Third St., Muscatine, Iowa, formerly of Pekin, who was pronounced dead at noon Thursday, Oct. 10, 1991, at Muscatine General Hospital, after apparently drowning in a bathtub at her residence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

The Rev. Bruce Williamson will officiate.  Visitation will be one-half hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Pekin.

She was born Jan. 30, 1991, in Washington, Iowa, to Lawrence R. and Shannon D. Kolvis Tower Jr.

Surviving are her parents of Muscatine; one brother, Aaron Joseph at home; grandfather, Lawrence R. Tower Sr. of Topeka, Ill., grandmother, Susan Moore of Columbus Junction, Iowa; grandparents, Wayne R. and Marilyn R. Shafer of Pekin and Lawrence and Judy Kolvis Jr. of Keokuk, Iowa; and great-grandparents, Clara E. Petty of Havana and Martha and Lawrence Kolvis Sr. of Pekin.

Source: Peoria IL Journal Star Page: C7 : October 12, 1991



TOWNSEND, Edward
Edward Townsend, 69, Of West Liberty, Dies Saturday Night

WEST LIBERTY--Edward Townsend, 69, a resident here for the past 50 years, died in Lone Tree Saturday night following a sudden illness.

Mr. Townsend was born Februrary 15, 1883, in Nebraska, the son of William and Susan Jelly Townsend.
He married Olive Hardy March 26, 1907, in Chicago.  She preceded him in death five years ago.

Mr. Townsend is survived by one son, William, of West Liberty, four daughters, Mrs. Edna Turkle, Andulusa, Ill., Mrs. Helen Lenz, Lone Tree, Mrs. Lois Williams, West Branch, and Mrs. Joan Wilson, Rock Island, Ill., and nine grandchildren.

Two brothers, Charles Townsend, Shelbyville, Ill., and George Townsend, Davenport, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Cox, Beatrice, Nebr., also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Snider funeral home in West Liberty.  The Rev. Clinton J. Frank of the Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Oakridge cemetery.

Iowa City Press Citizen 03 Mar 1952



TOWNSLEY, Ethel Snyder

Columbus Junction-Mrs. Forrest (Ethel) Townsley, Columbus Junction, died early this morning at Lakeland General Hospital, Lakeland, Fla. She had suffered a heart attack Wednesday.

Services are pending at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Ethel Townsley was born in Letts, a daughter of Leo and Ella Coder Snyder.

Her marriage to Forrest Townsley took place June 17, 1933 in Letts.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Letts.  She and her husband farmed in Letts before retiring to Columbus Junction three years ago.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Noel, Craig and Terry, all of Letts; one daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Suzanne) Boulton of Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Snyder of Muscatine and LaVerne of Burlington.
Two sisters preceded her in death.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal Feb. 2, 1979 page 16.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



Columbus Junction--Services for Mrs. Forrest (Ethel) Townsley were held Monday afternoon at the Letts United Methodist Church.
Rev. Robert Gamble officiated.  Mrs. Robert Schlutz was the organist.
Pallbearers were Michael Townsley, Gregory Townsley, Chris Townsley, Randall Townsley, Keith Townsley, Clinton Townsley, George (Tom) Townsley and Christopher Boulton.
Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Townsley died Friday morning at Lakeland General Hospital, Lakeland, Fla.

Taken from The Muscatine Iowa Journal Feb. 6, 1979 page 3.
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note She graduated from Letts Iowa High School in 1929



TOWNSLEY, George Thomas
G. T. Townsley, Aged Cranston  Resident, Dies
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Cranston -- George Thomas Townsley, 87, longtime resident of this community, died at his home at 4 a.m. today after a month's illness.  Influenza and complications caused death.  His wife preceded him in death.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Grove Christian church with burial in the Jeans cemetery.  The Collins Funeral home at Letts is in charge.

Taken from Muscatine, IA, Journal March 9, 1942
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


Time of Townsley Service Changed

Cranston  --  Because of a second death in the community, the time for funeral services for George Thomas Townsley, 87, who died at his home here Monday morning has been changed.

Rites will be at 4 p.m. instead of 2 o'clock on Wednesday at the Oak Grove Christian church.  Burial will be in the Dean cemetery.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal March 10, 1942
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note the name Dean should be Jean cemetery also know as Oak Grove cemetery.
He was in the 1900 Seventy Six Township, Muscatine County Iowa Census page 229.
George Townsley wd. 45 born Sept. 1854 in IA, father born OH, mother born SC farmer;
Noel son 17 born June 1883 born IA;
Raymond C. son 14 born Sept. 1885 in IA;
Iven A. son 9 born July 1890 in IA;
Jessie M. daughter 7 born Dec. 1892 in IA;
Fay H. son 4 born July 1895 in IA;
Lilla May daughter 2 born July 1897 in Iowa;
Mary A. servant 44 born June 1855 in Indiana and both parents born Indiana had 3 children and 3 living.



TOWNSLEY, Mary May
Miss Townsley, Letts Resident, Called in Death
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Miss Mary May Townsley, 70, of Letts, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her sister.  Mrs. Pearl Eberling, 119 Cedar street, following a brief illness.  The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home.

Services are planned Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Florence Jardine in charge.  A prayer service will be held at 2 o'clock at the funeral hone and rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Letts Methodist church.  Burial will be at the Oak Grove cemetery at Cranston.

The daughter of George A. and Ann Epperly Townsley, she was born Feb. 22, 1884, on a farm west of Letts and was a life resident of that community.  She was a member of the Methodist church at Letts and of the Philathea Sunday school class.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Eberling, and one brother, Philip Townsley of Sioux City.

Muscatine IA, Journal Wed. Nov. 17, 1954;
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch (not related to this individual has no further information)



TOWNSLEY, William B.

DIED--On the 16th of September, 1868, in the hospital at Keokuk, Iowa, of chronic diarrhea, WILLIAM B. TOWNSLEY, son of Cyrus and Elisabeth Townsley, and a member Co. F. 35th Iowa Volunteers--aged 19 years and 6 months.

Muscatine Iowa Journal Wed. Sept. 30, 1863 page 3
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch (not related to this individual has no further information)



TRADER, Francis E. "Frank"

Francis E. "Frank" Trader, 56, 1810 Grandview Ave., died early today, Friday, Nov. 16, 1990 at Muscatine General Hospital.

Services will be Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  The Rev. Tom Parrott will officiate.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home where a memorial has been established.

Mr. Trader was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Muscatine, to Henry Otis and Eathel Ireland Trader. He was a life resident of the area.

He was united in marriage to Sharlot Brown on Jan. 11, 1959 in Muscatine.

Survivors include his wife Sharlot; one son, Robert N. Trader, of Bettendorf; three daughters, Mrs. Jeffery (Ramona S.) Sywassink, of Muscatine, Mrs. Dike (Sarah J.) Augustine of Davenport; and Mrs. Edward (Linda J.) Gaulrapp, of Freeport Ill.; nine grandchildren; six brothers, Clifford O. Trader, of Muscatine; Leo E. Trader of Des Moines; Richard P. Trader of Muscatine; Wesley A. Trader of Carrollton, Texas; and Royal V. Trader and Harry E. Trader both of Muscatine; and one sister Mrs. Jesse (Irma J.) Fuller, of Nelson, Wis.
His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He was employed at Thatcher Plastics for more than 20 years.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal Nov. 16, 1990
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRAFTON, Mabel I. (nee McCully)

Mabel I. Trafton, 98 of Lutheran Homes, formerly of the Towers Apartments, died Friday, August 11, 2000 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Services were 10 am on Monday at the First Christian Church, 700 Kindler Ave. Rev. Suz McIver, Rev. Loretta Thomas and Rev. Gene Bryant will officiate. Phyllis Jones was the organist with Judy Rohwedder as the soloist. Pallbearers were David Trafton, Bob Phillips, Kerry Keller, Doug Scheets, Ted Teel, Jason Williamson and Dan Wulf. Honorary Bearers were her granddaughters. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. There was a funeral luncheon at the First Christian Church following the committal.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 pm on Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Trafton was born on June 28, 1902 in Callao, Missouri, the daughter of Newton Millard and Eliza Allen McCully. She married Bert Trafton on Oct 11, 1903, in Macon, Missouri.

She was a member of the First Christian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a past president of the Christian Women Fellowship. She was a former member of the Wilton American Legion Auxillary and the Farm Bureau Women. She enjoyed crocheting baby caps for the hospital and afghans for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she also enjoyed baking.

She had worked as a nurses' aide at the Hershey Convalescence Home and the Wilton Nursing Home.

Survivors include two sons, David Keith Trafton Sr. and his wife, Sue, of Wapello and Kenneth L. Trafton and his wife, Maureen, of Indianapolis, Indiana; one daughter, Mary Ann Ogle and her husband, John, of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Hershel, Omer and Cecil McCully; and one sister, Florence Schultz.

The Wapello Republican, August 17, 2000
Contributed by Nancy Wagner
Note:  I am not related to Mrs. Trafton and have no further information



TROST, Anita L.

MILAN, Ill.--- Anita L. Trost, 73, of 306 W. 12th Ave. in Milan, died Tuesday, July 13, 1993, at the home of her son in Milan.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Larson Funeral home in Milan. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island, Ill.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pathway Hospice at Trinity Medical Center East Campus in Moline.

Survivors include two sons; Ronald Trost of Milan, and Steven Trost of Illinois City, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. Bud (Susan) Marx of Milan.

Muscatine Journal July 14, 1993
Submitted by Carolyn Hidlebaugh



TROXEL, Amanda Matilda Essex

Mrs. A. Troxell Called in Death; Funeral Sunday.

Mrs. Amanda Matilda Troxel who had made her home in Muscatine since 1923 died at her residence 1160 New Hampshire street, at 4:30 a. m. today after an extended illness.

Mrs. Troxell the daughter of James and Elizabeth Essex was born in Illinois City August 2, 1862.  Her marriage to James H. Troxel occurred in Illinois City in 1879. She made her home in Wyoming Illinois for 34 years before coming to Muscatine and was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church in that city.

Surviving are her husband and seven children, John Troxel of Maynard Iowa, Ora Troxel of Muscatine, Mrs. Blanche Hegwood, of Wyoming Illinois, Ross P. Troxel of Muscatine, Mrs. Margaret Bratley of Conrad Iowa, Dan Troxel and Mrs. Bessie Noret both of Muscatine.  One brother Joseph Essex of Muscatine, 25 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive.

The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and will remain there for rites at the chapel at 9:15 a. m. Sunday. Dr. L. I. Weis of the First Methodist Episcopal church will be in charge.

The body will be taken to Wyoming Illinois for interment.

Muscatine Journal Sep 1938
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Notes: She died 30 Sept. 1938



TROXEL, Hannah
Death of another Old Settler.

Mrs. Hannah Troxel died at her home in South Muscatine, this morning at 8:30 o'clock of dropsy, aged 75 years.  She came to Muscatine when it was called Bloomington and when two houses constituted, the now flourishing city called Muscatine, and has resided in this vicinity ever since.

The deceased is survived by two sons, three sisters and six grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 o'clock at the
Essex Cemetery in Drury township Illinois, where the interment will take place.

Taken from the Muscatine Iowa Journal (died June 25, 1894)
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TROXEL, James H.
Death Occurs at Residence Here

Funeral services have been arranged for 9;30 a. m. Saturday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for James H. Troxel, 1160 New Hampshire street, who died at 12:55 a. m. today at his home after an illness of about a week.

The son of James W. (sic)  and Hannah Simmons Troxel, he was born on Feb. 20, 1854, at Marion Illinois and lived there about 20 years.  He married Amanda M. Essex in July 1879, in Rock Island County, Illinois.  He was a member of the Methodist church.

He is survived by three sons, Ora J. Troxel, Ross P. Troxel and Dan Troxel all of Muscatine, three daughters Mrs. M. E. Hegwood of Wyoming Illinois, Mrs. Elvin Bradley of Los Angeles California and Mrs. Raymond Miller of Muscatine, and 26 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, three sons and two daughters, one brother and one sister.

The body will remain at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals for the rites at 9;30 a. m. Saturday.  The body will be taken to Wyoming Illinois for burial.

Taken from the Muscatine Journal Thursday Dec. 16, 1943
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch
Note: Parents listed in obit are incorrect. Was son of HENRY and Hannah Troxel.



TROXEL, Oran J.
Oran J. Troxel Dies Suddenly At Family Home

Oran J. Troxel 58, died suddenly at his home,1150 New Hampshire street at 9:10 a. m., today apparently following a heart attack.

Mr. Troxell was born on May 23, 1886, in Muscatine County and had made his home in this county for 12 years, residing for a time in Illinois.  He was a foreman at the Swift and Company, plant here and a member of Muscatine lodge 388, Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are a son Harold Troxel of the U. S. Army, two daughters Mrs. Robert Marshall route 3, and Mrs. Edwin Buffington of Muscatine, Iowa, two brothers Ross and Dan Troxel of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. M. E. Hegwood of Wyoming, Illinois, Mrs. Elvin Bradley of Santa Monies, California and Mrs. Raymond Naret of Muscatine Iowa, 12 grandchildren.  Preceding him in death were his parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters.

The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where it will remain pending word from the son in the service.

Muscatine Journal  date unknown (died 13 Jan 1945)
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDELL, O.S.
Died: In Bloomington, on Tuesday last, of consumption, Mr. O.S. Truesdell, aged 32 years.

Source: DAVENPORT GAZETTE Davenport IA Thursday, Oct 28, 1841
Contributed by Elaine Rathmann of Scott Co IAGenWeb Project



TRUESDALE, Essie Smith

Mrs. James P. Truesdale, 52, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at Muscatine General Hospital of a sudden heart attack.  Her home was at Fairport Iowa, where she had resided the past 33 years.

She was born October 5, 1914, at Bettendorf.

The former Essie Smith was united in marriage with James P. Truesdale, April 26, 1935, at Fairport.  He survives her.

Also surviving is a son, Leonard James Truesdale, Hagerstin, Sweden; three daughters, Mrs.
Vernon (Agnes) Brown, West Des Moines, Mrs. Herbert (Alberta) Loughery, Route 5, Muscatine, and Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Morosco, Colorado Springs Colo; a sister, Mrs. Mason (Alberta) Reynolds, Tingley Iowa, and 13 g/children.

Her parents and one son, Lester preceded her in death.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley Funeral home.  The Rev. L. F. Danner, pastor of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church, will officiate.  Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Friends may call at the Riley Funeral Home.

From the Muscatine IA, Journal May 15, 1967
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDALE, Fred Albert
 Fred Truesdale Funeral Rites Set Tuesday
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Funeral services for Fred Albert Truesdale, 44, of Davenport former Fairport resident, will be conducted at the Riley Funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Leighland Johnson of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era.  Burial will be at the Fairport cemetery.

Mr. Truesdale died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at a Davenport hospital.

He was born Dec. 1, 1910 at Fairport, being a son of Pally S. and Nuffie Brewer Truesdale and had been a Fairport resident 22 years before going to Davenport to make his home.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. George Creamer of Fairport; three brothers, Raymond Truesdale of Muscatine, Oddie Truesdale and James Truesdale, both of Fairport; a sister, Mrs. Raymond Dipple of Muscatine; four half-brothers, Robert and George Jr. Creamer of Fairport, Alfred and Frank Creamer of Muscatine; and one half-sister, Mrs. Mike Martin of Muscatine.  He was preceded in death by his wife and father.

The body will remain at the Riley Funeral Home pending services.

From the Muscatine, IA, Journal, March 21, 1955
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



Funeral services for Fred Albert Truesdale of Davenport were conducted at the Riley Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Leighland Johnson of the Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church of New Era.  Burial was at the Fairport cemetery.

Morris Meeke was soloist at the service with Mrs. Eva Kramer as organist.

Pallbearers were Charles Ricketts, Harold McCuley, Gary Thompkins, Marvin McDonald, Jim Irwin and Herman Suhl.

From the Muscatine, IA, Journal, March 23, 1955
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDALE Kenneth M. "Kenny"
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Kenneth "Kenny" M. Truesdale, 45, of 4107 Grandview Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Genesis Hospital - East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Sharon Phillips will officiate.
Visitation is noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Truesdale was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Muscatine, the son of Lester and Maurine Stalkfleet Truesdale. He married Tamra Wetzel April 23, 1977, in Muscatine.

He retired from H.J. Heinz Company after 21 years.
He was an avid bow hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lorrie Peterson and husband Matt, Amy Truesdale and Samantha Truesdale, all of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Matthew Peterson of Muscatine; his mother and stepfather, Maurine and Frank Hahn of Moscow; a brother, Kevin Hahn and wife Rhonda of Muscatine; and three sisters, Cathy Flesher and husband Hawk of Moscow, Peggy Kline and husband Mike and Christy Whitlow, all of Muscatine.  He was preceded in death by his father, both sets of grandparents and a nephew.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal 16 Jan. 2003
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDALE, Lester M.

Lester M. Truesdale, 29, 106 1/2 East Second, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday at Mercy hospital, Davenport.

A life resident of Muscatine, Truesdale suffered an apparent heart attack shortly after 4 p.m. Friday while working at the Dewey Cement plant at Linwood.

Mr. Truesdale was born July 3, 1935, in Muscatine, the son of James and Essie Smith Truesdale.

He served in the Army in 1954-56.

He was married June 18, 1954, to Maurine Novy.  She survives; as well as one son Kenneth Michael; and two daughters, Catherine Marie and Christine Lynn.  Also surviving are one brother, Leonard J. Truesdale of Sweden; and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Alberta) Nordean of Omaha; Mrs. Mrs. Vernon (Agnes) Brown of West Des Moines; and Mrs. Thomas (Sharon Kay) Morosco of Fairport; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Truesdale, of Fairport; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. George Creamer of Muscatine; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Leonard Sciucce of Fairport.

The body is now at the Riley funeral home where friends may call starting at 9 a.m. Sunday.  The rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's church, and interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

From, Muscatine, IA, Journal, June 5, 1965
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch

Note from June Brewer Welsch, I knew Lester real well we used to go rolling skating all the time and had alot of good times together.  He was very well mannered and never had a bad word to say about anyone.



TRUESDALE, Leo Raymond

Leo Raymond Truesdale, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1994, at his home in Nichols following a short illness.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nichols.  The Rev. Peter Cross will officiate.  Organist will be Kyle Kaalberg.  Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ahlf, Jack Broders, Allen McGowan, Phil Mills, Vic Mills, Rolland Snyder and Dennis Truesdale.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Christofferson, Al DeLeon, Jim Fulcher, Tom Fullerton, Bobby Lee, Cory Oxley, George Sutton and Eugene Walker.  Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nichols.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Riley Funeral Home, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Truesdale was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Muscatine the son of Raymond S. and Mary J. Everett Truesdale.  He married Lyla J. Lee on Aug. 22, 1964, in Muscatine.

He was a past Nichols Volunteer Fire Department member.  At one time he served on the Nichols City Council for a period of 10 years.

He was a member of St Mary's Church.

He was an employee of Bandag Inc. for 29 years.

Survivors include his wife Lyla; one son, Dennis Wayne and Brenda Truesdale of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Eric Wayne and Ashley Leigh; one brother LeRoy W. Truesdale of Nichols; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lois) Irwin of Muscatine, and Mrs. Jerry (LaRae) Stearns of Milan, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal, Feb. 3, 1994
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch


TRUESDALE, Mary Josephine Everett

Mary Truesdale, 75, 316 Main St., Nichols, died suddenly of an apparent heart ailment late Tuesday afternoon at her home.

Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church at Nichols.  The Rev. Peter Rutayongororwa will officiate.  Kyle Kaalberg will be organist.  Acelytes will be Mark Shields and Brian Fuhrmeister.  Pallbearers will be Loretta, Mickey and Joseph Stearns, Jeffery, Douglas, Jayson and Patricia Irwin and Dennis Truesdale.  Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine.

Visitation is today at the Riley Funeral Home.  A Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.

The former Mary Josephine Everett was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Cedar County, Iowa, a daughter of William A. and Victoria Miller Everett.  She was a life resident of Muscatine County and a resident of Muscatine from 1941 to 1972 when she moved to Nichols.

Her marriage to Raymond Samuel Truesdale took place in Muscatine on Aug. 22, 1936.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Nichols, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

At one time she had been employed at the Automatic Button Company here.

Survivors include two sons,  Leo and Leroy both of Nichols; two daughters Mrs. Jerry (LaRae) Stearns of Milan Ill.; and Mrs. Kenneth (Lois) Irwin of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; four  brothers, Clarence, Edward, Louis and Leonard Everett all of Muscatine; and one sister Gertrude Yerington of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 8, 1961, one granddaughter, two sisters and one brother.

Taken from Muscatine IA, Journal March 9, 1989
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDALE, Oddie W

Oddie W. Truesdale, 78, of Route 3, Box 508, died at Muscatine General Hospital on Sunday, April 19.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery; Pallbearers will be Bill Gorham, Keith Gorham, Curt Noble, Doug McDonald, Bob Gorham, Dave Dvorak and Al Davis.

He was born to Palistine and Nuffie Brewer Truesdale on Jan. 25, 1914, in Fairport.  He was a lifelong area resident.  He married Velma McKillip on March 29, 1943 in Muscatine.  He retired in 1978 from Davenport Cement Company after 33 years of employment.

Survivors include his wife, Velma, at home; two sons, Virgil Truesdale and Jerry Truesdale both of Fairport; two daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Janet ) Hipshur of Muscatine and Mrs. James (Barbara) Ash of Tipton; two grandsons; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; three half brothers, George Creamer, Alfred Creamer, and Frank Creamer, all of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; three brothers; one sister; one half sister; and one half brother.

From Muscatine IA Journal April 20, 1992
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TRUESDALE, Palestine "Pallie"  S.
INQUEST HELD OVER  TRUESDALE REMAINS
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APOPLEXY IS CAUSE ASSIGNED BY CORONER'S JURY
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Pallie S. Truesdale of Fairport,
Died Suddenly at His Home
This  Morning About 6 O'clock
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The coroner's jury impanelled to investigate the death of Pallie S. Truesdale, which occurred in a rather strange manner at his home at Fairport this morning, returned a verdict in which apoplexy was assigned as the cause of his demise.

Testimony introduced at the inquest which was held this morning by Coroner King, revealed the information that Truesdale, who was a section hand was apparently in normal health yesterday and until 5 o'clock last evening.  About 5 o'clock he entered the depot to rest and talked for a moment with the agent V. P. Morris.  When Mr. Morris started to leave the station about an hour later he discovered the helpless form of Truesdale on the floor of the waiting room.  He helped the man home carrying him most of the way, and aided in putting him in bed.  About 3 o'clock this morning his wife visited his bedside and he was apparently asleep and snoring.  About 6 o'clock this morning his mother, Mrs. H. P. Frieler visited his bedside and found him dying.  Dr. B. E. Eversmeyer and Coroner E. H. King were both summoned.

Thought Him Intoxicated

A physician was not called last evening because of the fact that Truesdale had been addicted to drink and his relatives thought him in a drunken stupor, even though no smell of liquor could be detected either on his clothing or breath.  The rumor was also current in Fairport that the man had been poisoned.  An investigation by Dr. Eversmeyer, however, silenced both of these rumors.

The deceased was thirty-one years of age, and had been a resident of Fairport for the past ten years.  He was a member of the Court of Honor lodge.  He is survived by his wife, one small child and his mother, Mrs. H. P. Frieler.

No funeral arrangements have been announced.

 Taken from the Muscatine IA, Journal Dec. 14, 1915
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch

Note from June Brewer Welsch is believed that his name was Palestine and he shorten it to Pallie S.
In 1900 hundred census his name was Samuel P. Truesdale.

He was in 1910 census Sweetland Township Muscatine County, Iowa, Census;
Pallae Truesdale 26 born Iowa married 2 years;
Nuffie 19 born Illinois;
Lydia F. 1 born Iowa;
Nancy Brewer mother in-law 62 she had 6 children and 6 still living.
(The Nancy in this census was my (June Brewer Welsch) great grand-mother.)



TRUESDALE, Raymond S.

Raymond S. Truesdale, 48, a lifelong resident of this community, died suddenly at his home at 817 Fulliam Avenue, at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Truesdale was born Aug. 6, 1912, at Fairport, the son of Palestine and Nuffie Brewer Truesdale.  He was married Aug. 22, 1936, to Mary Everett.

Mr. Truesdale had been employed as a driver for the city sanitation department since its formation 13 years ago.  He was a member of St. Mathias church.

Survivors include the widow; two sons; Leo and Leroy of Muscatine; two daughters, LaRae Truesdale and Mrs. Kenneth Irwin of Muscatine; two brothers, Oddie and James both of Fairport; and four half-brothers Frank Creamer and George Creamer Jr. of Muscatine, Robert Creamer, and Alfred Creamer of Fairport; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Dipple of Fairport; a half-sister, Mrs. Viola Martin of Muscatine; and his mother, Mrs. George Creamer Sr.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mathias church.  The body is now at the Riley funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.  Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

Taken from Muscatine IA, Journal April 10, 1961
Contributed by June Brewer Welsch



TSCHILLARD, Mary

Mrs. Mary TSCHILLARD, 74, 1312 West Fifteenth street, died at 3:55 p.m., Sunday, at Mercy hospital, a victim of heat prostration. She had been overcome by the heat following an auto ride in the country Saturday afternoon.

She was born in Germany, Feb. 22, 1862, and came to the United States with her parents at the age of four years, receiving her education in Davenport. She was married to August J. TSCHILLARD in Muscatine in 1878 where she resided until coming to Davenport in 1921.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1917. She was a member of Calvary Baptist church and had been residing at the home of her son, Clarence, 1312 West Fifteenth street, since coming from Muscatine.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna SNELL, Montpelier, Ia., Mrs. Gertrude DICKENSON, Muscatine; Mrs. William FISCHER of Davenport; two sons, Harry of Plymouth, Ind.; Clarence R. of Davenport; and one sister, Mrs. D. UKEK of Marion, Ia.
The body was removed to the Runge morturary pending funeral arrangements.

Death Notices, Davenport Democrat & Leader;  p.15 : Monday Evening 13 Jul 1936
Contributed by John Michael O'Melia



TUTHILL, Sarah S
Died. On the 26th ult., after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Sarah S., consort of Mr. Wm. H. Tuthill, of Tipton, Cedar county-aged 28 years.

Source: Davenport Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Thursday, Nov 4, 1841
Contributed by Elaine Rathmann of Scott Co IAGenWeb Project



TYNER, Zelma Forbes McCormick

A former resident of the Muscatine area died Monday night. Mrs. Zelma Tyner, 62, was dead on arrival at 1:15 p.m. at Moline Public hospital. She had resided at 3325 7 1/2 Ave. Rock Island.

Born May 16, 1910, at Conesville, she was the daughter of William C. and Henrietta Kincaid Forbes and was raised and educated in Muscatine. She had lived in Rock Island the past 30 years.   Her marriage to Robert R. McCormick took place June 4, 1926, at Rock Island. Later she married Robert Tyner in 1937, at Peoria.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Heaton, East Moline; two brothers, Frank Forbes, Oakdale Calif., and Orville Forbes, Palmetto, Fla.; three sister, Mrs. Verda Herlein, Des Moines, Mrs. Nina Sander, Ark., and Mrs. Addie Brown, Muscatine; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her second husband in 1963; a son, Lloyd of California, April 8, of this year; five sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island with Rev. Charles H. Hollis of the Moline Gospel Temple officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Annex in Muscatine.

Visitation will begin at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Muscatine Journal, Jan  23, 1973
Contributed by Rachelle Curtis



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