Elsie Jensen

F, b. 20 August 1898, d. 30 May 1984
  • Birth*: Elsie Jensen was born on 20 August 1898.1
  • Death*: She died on 30 May 1984 at age 85.2


  1. [S473] Unknown, "Descendents of Neils Jensen", document held by Alvina Hansen.
  2. [S374] Julola Gode, Birth certificate 1915-06865 (unknown file date.)

Naomi Caroline Jensen

F, b. 11 July 1903, d. 24 February 1998

Naomi Jensen, 1996
  • Birth*: Naomi Caroline Jensen was born on 11 July 1903 at Polk County, WI, USA; on back of photo taken in Dec 1996.1
  • Marriage*: She married Converse C "Perry" Madison in May 1946.1
    Perry and Naomi Madison
  • Death*: Naomi Caroline Jensen died on 24 February 1998 at age 94.2
  • Burial*: She was buried after 24 February 1998 at Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, AK, USAG.1
  • ObituaryText: Longtime Alaskan Naomi Caroline Madison, 94, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Providence Extended Care Center. Graveside services were held in the spring in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Mrs. Madison was born July 11, 1903, in Polk County, Wis., to Jens and Martha (Anderson) Jensen. She attended college in Iowa and the University of Minnesota. She held a Civil Service rating before traveling to Canada in 1943, where she was employed as payroll clerk at Whitehorse during a bridge construction project. When the project was completed, she traveled to Anchorage and was employed at Fort Richardson as an accountant with the Army Exchange Service. Mrs. Madison married Converse C. ''Perry'' Madison in May 1946. They operated the Alaska Engraving and Printing Shop in Mountain View for several years until his death in 1972. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Madison was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.3


  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 31208587.
  2. [S473] Unknown, "Descendents of Neils Jensen", document held by Alvina Hansen.
  3. [S572] Anchorage Daily News, 26 Jan 1998.

Charles Webster Leighton

M, b. 30 May 1840, d. 17 March 1922

Family: Isabella Cuthbert b. 20 Oct 1845, d. 19 Mar 1933


  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 64814436.
  2. [S14] Unknown short newspaper title, NA.

Orla K Mosher

M, b. 5 October 1856, d. 12 February 1896

Family: Eliza Murray Cuthbert b. 29 Jun 1859, d. 10 Dec 1937


  1. [S835] Marriage Record.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, member #64818885.

Gilbert Robert Edwards

M, b. 19 June 1884, d. 17 April 1965

Family: Bertha Vera Noble b. 4 Dec 1890, d. 9 Oct 1958


  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family Tree ID: KHWT-1K7.
  2. [S594] Caroline Lassen, "Cuthbert Resources."
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #120461971.

Thomas F Lewis

M, b. circa 1880, d. 4 August 1949
  • Birth*: Thomas F Lewis was born circa 1880 at New York, NY, USA.1
  • Marriage*: He married Iva Mary Noble on 21 March 1900 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.
  • Death*: Thomas F Lewis died on 4 August 1949 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, USA; MN Death cert. 1949-MN-026590.2,1
  • ObituaryText: Thomas Lewis, a former resident of Windom community, having lived as a young man in Lakeside township died at Midway hospital last week on Thursday. Funeral services were at the Fred Johnson Funeral hom on Snelling Avenue, then grave side services in Windom cemetery with interment in the Lakeview cemetery.
    Thomas Lewis was born in New York City, moving to Windom in 1882. He received his schooling here. He taught school and engaged in farming. The family lived on a farm in Lakeside township. Mr. Thomas Lewis and Miss Iva M. Noble were married in Windom in 1900 and for some years made this their home. Mr. Lewis became a railway mail clerk from which service he retired in 1937. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and family moved to St. Paul in 1906. After the retirement of Mr. Lewis he spent much of his time in Calif. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were active in the Mail Clerk and auxiliary organizations. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the A.F. and A.M. of the Knights Templars. A good friend and neighbor and kind and loving husband and father. Mrs. Lewis died about two years ago.
    Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary F. Lewis, Sagniaw Michigan and Mrs. Dorothy Meyre of St. Paul and two sons, John F. of St. Paul and Robert N. of Glendale, California. Those coming from away for the service were: Miss Mary Lewis, Saginaw, Mich; Mr and Mrs. Leon Meyre; Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis and son Tom; Mr. and Mrs Huster of St. Paul; Robert Lewis, Glendale, Calif; Adren Knutson, Chicago, Ill. Mr and Mrs D Noble and son, Arden; Mr and Mrs Gilbert Edwards and daugther Betty, Sioux City Iowa; Mrs. Norman Kolb, Storm Lake, Iowa; Mr and Mrs Claude Van Vickle, Webb, Iowa; Miss Mary Leighton and Mrs. N.A. Lundvall, Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Richmond; Mr. and Mrs Lewis Swarts; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swartz and Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Quade of Jeffers.1

Family: Iva Mary Noble b. 21 Mar 1882, d. 16 Aug 1947


  1. [S651] Unknown, 1949.
  2. [S594] Caroline Lassen, "Cuthbert Resources."

Cecile Isabel Crittenden

F, d. 10 May 1983

Family: David Alexander Noble Jr b. 4 Sep 1893, d. 13 Jul 1978


  1. [S594] Caroline Lassen, "Cuthbert Resources."
  2. [S951] Sioux City Journal, 1 Aug 2001, http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/obituaries/…

Robert Downey

M, b. 6 August 1806, d. 14 February 1887
  • Marriage*: Robert Downey married Beulah (?)1
  • Birth*: Robert Downey was born on 6 August 1806 at PA, USA.1,2
  • Association*: He was associated on 8 August 1848; Listed on the committee of resolutions at the meeting of Democratic citizens.3
  • Census: He and Beulah (?) appeared on the census of 1850 at Strasburg borough, Lancaster County, PA, USA; wife is listed as "Paula."4
  • Association: Robert Downey was associated on 24 May 1854; Listed on membership of the Odd Fellows, Strasburg Lodge.5
  • Occupation: Resuls of township elections, Strasburg borough, constable: Robert Downey, 85; Aug Mayer, 18. on 31 March 1858.6
  • Occupation: Resuls of township elections, Strasburg borough, constable: Robert Downey, 100; Jacob Rehm, 51. on 26 March 1861.7
  • Occupation: Resuls of township elections, Strasburg borough, constable: Robert Downey, 95. on 26 March 1862.8
  • Occupation: Results of the township election: Strabsburg borough, constable: Robert Downey, 67; James Paul, 23. on 23 March 1864.9
  • Occupation*: Results of township elections held on March 17, 1865. Strasburg borough, Robert Downey 65; Emanuel Rowe, 42. on 22 March 1865.10
  • Occupation: Resuls of township elections, Strasburg borough, constable: Robert Downey, 85; J. G. Paisol, 10. on 27 March 1867.11
  • Occupation: Listed as auctioneer on Public sale for Jacob Creamer. on 9 October 1867.12
  • Census*: He and Beulah (?) appeared on the census of 1880.13
  • Death*: Robert Downey died on 14 February 1887 at Lancaster County, PA, USA, at age 80; Beulah listed alone in 1890 city directory.14
  • Burial*: He was buried after 14 February 1887 at Strasborg, Lancaster County, PA, USA.2
    Robert Downey gravestone, Strasburg Cemetery. Photo courtesy of John Cahill, FAG member #48323555

Family 1: Beulah (?) b. 14 Jul 1812, d. 14 Jan 1892

Family 2:


  1. [S765] Lancaster County Historical Society.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial # 138403666.
  3. [S710] Lancaster Intelligencer, online, p. 2.
  4. [S897] Robert Downey household, United States Census, 1850, Lancaster County, PA.
  5. [S711] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 2.
  6. [S714] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 2.
  7. [S715] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 3.
  8. [S716] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 3.
  9. [S713] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 3.
  10. [S712] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 3.
  11. [S717] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 3.
  12. [S718] Lancaster Examiner and Herald, online, p. 4.
  13. [S878] 1880 US Census PA, Page: 456D; Enumeration District: 172; Image: 0615.
  14. [S876] Will of Robert Downey.
  15. [S877] 1860 Census PA Lancaster Co, Roll: 1125, p. 782; listed with Robert, Beulah - age 13.

Millard Fillmore Lemonier1

M, b. 30 January 1854, d. 29 January 1933

Family 1: Mary Ann English d. 1885

Family 2: Susan Ann Downey b. 31 Aug 1842, d. 28 Aug 1916


  1. [S135] Battle Creek Times.
  2. [S166] Conley Wolterman, "Susan Lemonier," e-mail to Susan Hansen, 2 Nov. 2008.
  3. [S894] Iowa. Marriages.

Freedus E Chapman


Family: Agnes Springer b. 11 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jan 1925


  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family Tree ID:LWSC-W7P.

George A. Kephart

M, b. 11 October 1856, d. 10 April 1936
  • Birth*: George A. Kephart was born on 11 October 1856 at Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA, USAG.1
  • Marriage*: He married Ella W Springer on 24 January 1885 at Battle Creek, Ida County, IA, USAG; Married at Ida Grove on January 24,1885 at the residence of A.E. Smith, officiating clergyman, Mrs. Geo. A. Kephart and Miss Ellen W. Springer, both of Ida County.2
  • Death*: George A. Kephart died on 10 April 1936 at Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA, USAG, at age 79.1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 13 April 1936 at Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, USAG.1,3
    Gravestone of George Kephart in Ida Grove Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Brief burial services were held at Ida Grove cemetery Monday at 1 p.m. for George A. Kephart, who died April 10 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.J. Davies in Sioux City. Rev. G.W. Dunn was the officiating pastor. George A. Kephart was the son of John and Elizabeth Kephart and was born October 11, 1856 at Dubuque, Iowa. He lived to the age of 79 years and six months. He moved from Dubuque to Ida Grove when a young man and made Ida county his home for 50 years. He was married Jan. 24, 1885 to Ella Springer. She departed this life July 13, 1922. In 1912 he met with a serious accident, when his skull was pierced and totally incapacitated him for the rest of his life. Paralysis followed the loss of brain tissue. For the last 14 years he has made his home with his daughter. In early life, his religious training was in the Roman Catholic church. In early mandhood he united with the Friends church in Ida Grove. A few days before his death, he expressed a desire to go and was awaiting the call. He anticipated reunion with his wife. He leaves one daughter and two grandchildren.1

Family: Ella W Springer b. 21 Nov 1864, d. 13 Jul 1922


  1. [S156] Unknown short newspaper title, 16 Apr 1936.
  2. [S130] Ida County Pioneer, Jan 29, 1885.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 31065768.

Kenneth Earl Swartz

M, b. 7 October 1915, d. 1984

Family: Ruth Dressen b. 29 Jul 1914, d. 15 May 1975

Wanda Swartz

F, b. 3 May 1917, d. 16 December 1995

Family: Maurice Gulseth b. 3 May 1917, d. 16 Dec 1995

Blanche Bethine Swartz

F, b. 22 February 1919, d. 22 September 2002
  • Birth*: Blanche Bethine Swartz was born on 22 February 1919.
  • Marriage*: She married George August Feld on 27 September 1942 at Clinton County, MO, USA.1
  • Death*: Blanche Bethine Swartz died on 22 September 2002 at age 83.1

Family: George August Feld b. 11 Jun 1916, d. 13 Mar 1988


  1. [S907] Lois Winberg, "Descendents of Arthur L Swartz."

Phyllis Wiladean Bell

F, b. 11 August 1926, d. 18 December 2009

Phyllis Bell, graduation
  • Birth*: Phyllis Wiladean Bell was born on 11 August 1926 at Bokes Creek Twn, Logan County, OH, USA.
  • Marriage*: She married William Wayne Hurley on 7 August 1949 at Bellefontaine, Logan County, OH, USAG.1
    Wayne "Bill" and Phyllis Hurley on their wedding day.
    Wayne "Bill" and Phyllis Hurley
  • Death*: Phyllis Wiladean Bell died on 18 December 2009 at Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, OH, USAG, at age 83.1
  • ObituaryText: Phyllis Wiladean Hurley, 83, of Jackson Center, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was born on August 11, 1926, in West Mansfield, a daughter of the late James and Emma Isabel Southerland [sic] Bell. She was also preceded in death by a son, Frank Hurley and an infant daughter, Beverly Jean. On August 7, 1949 she married William Wayne Hurley in Bellfountaine and he died in May 2007. She was a homemake and a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Post #3316 Ladied Auxiliary, Historical Society, Community Club and American Legion all of Jackson Center. She is survived by ther children, Janice (Ed) York, Jr, Doug (Joyce) Hurley, Bev (Tom) Suttles, Vic(Rita) Hurley and Phil (Robin) Hurley all of Jackson Center, John (Patsy) Hurley of Sidney and Nancy (Mel) Jackson of Wapakoneta; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lura Mae Hansen of Minnesota and Glendora (Ray) Allen of Bellfountaine and several nieces and nephews. Pastor Sylvia Hull will officiate a funeral service at Jackson Center United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 23rd at 10 a.m. Friends may call on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center. Burial will be in Shelby Memorial Gardens, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Center United Methodist Church of Life Center in Jackson Center.1
  • Burial*: She was buried on 23 December 2009 at Sidney, Shelby County, OH, USA.1,2

Family: William Wayne Hurley b. 21 Jan 1926, d. 20 May 2007


  1. [S382] Sanford Funeral Home, 21 Dec 2009 accessed 31 Dec 2009.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Created by Joan Schoffner
    Record added: Dec 21, 2009
    Memorial# 45670148.
  3. [S744] Unknown.

Gerald Arch Noble

M, b. 14 June 1913, d. 14 December 1919
  • Birth*: Gerald Arch Noble was born on 14 June 1913.
  • Death*: He died on 14 December 1919 at age 6.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 14 December 1919 at Jeffers, Cottonwood oCounty, MN, USA.2
  • ObituaryText: Gerald, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Nobel, died at the home of his parents northeast of town last Saturday afternoon. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at one o'lock, being conducted by Rev. E.C. Mead of the M.E. church and interment made in the Jeffers cemetery.1


  1. [S483] Jeffers Review, 18 December 1919, p. 7.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57557789.

Virgil Clark Noble

M, b. 4 June 1915, d. 22 September 2005
  • Milit-Beg*: Virgil Clark Noble began military service US Navy.
  • Birth*: He was born on 4 June 1915 at Amboy Township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: He married Donna Marie Iverson on 25 June 1936.
  • Death*: Virgil Clark Noble died on 22 September 2005 at Westbrook, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 90.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 22 September 2005 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.2
    Virgil Noble gravestone, Jeffers Cemetery.
  • ObituaryText: Virgil Clark Noble, 90, a Jeffers resident and stalwart since moving there in 1937, died September 22, 2005 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Home. A Celebration of Life is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Jeffers with Pastor Clinton Firstbrook III as the officiant. Casketbearers are Kelly, Phillip, Corby and Ethan Graff and Jeff and Lindsay Carlson. Honorary bearers are Jeffers Lions Club members and Prudence Masonic Lodge members. As part of the services, there will be Masonic Rites by Prudence Lodge #97 and military honors by Odegaard-Quade Legion Post members. Interment is in Jeffers Cemetery. Virgil was born June 4, 1915 to Arch W. and Mable A. (Swartz) Noble in Amboy Township. He attended country schools and then graduated from high school in Jeffers. Virgil then attended two winter courses at Dunwoody in Minneapolis, the Jackson Vocational School, and a course in radar operations while in the Navy. Virgil married Donna Marie Iverson of rural Lamberton, June 25, 1936. They had four children, Gwen; Hollace, Colin and Steven. Virgil and Donna moved to Jeffers in 1937 and in 1939 they bought the house that is still in the family. Virgil belonged to the Jeffers Unite Methodist church in Jeffers, was a member of the American Legion Post 401 where he was a past Commander, a member of the Eastern Star Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He also served in the United States Navy. Virgil did long distance livestock hauling, worked at and leased a filling station, operated a car and truck repair shop and was a partner in the hardware store in Jeffers and did service work. Virgil was city clerk in Jeffers for ten years, and during that time he helped build the dewer and water treatment plants and water lines. He was a fireman for 20 years, worked at Boeing Aircraft, bulding the B17F bomber, and was a part--time school bus driver. In the community, Virgil was a charter member of Ruritan and Lions Clubs, a member of the County Centennial Board, chairman of the PTA, served as chariman of the Jefferes Cemetery Association and Jeffers Livestock Shipping Association, a Boy Scout leader, and chairman of the Jeffers Clinic Board. Virgil's interests included mechanical and carpentry work, and family history. Virgil is survived by one sone, Steve Noble and Suzy Letourneau of Florida; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cleo Howard of Costa Mesa, Ca and Nila Meyer of Osage City, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two daughters, Holly Graff and Gwen Carpenter; and one son, Colin A. Noble, as well as two brothers, Gerald and Loren.1

Family: Donna Marie Iverson b. 15 Aug 1916, d. 18 Jul 1999


  1. [S232] Unknown short newspaper title.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57557794.

Loren Lee Noble

M, b. 24 July 1926, d. 17 November 1971


  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family Tree ID: 9K86-59T.

Juanita M Smith

F, b. 3 March 1919, d. 15 January 2009

Juanita Snook
  • Birth*: Juanita M Smith was born on 3 March 1919 at Rosehill Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: She married Russell Arthur Snook on 29 October 1945.
  • Death*: Juanita M Smith died on 15 January 2009 at 71-777 San Jacinto, Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, CA, USAG, at age 89.1
  • Burial*: She was buried after 15 January 2009 at Riverside, Riverside County, CA, USAG.2
  • ObituaryText: On Monday, March 3, 1919, in the small farming community of Rosehill Township, Minnesota, the woman her many friends would come to know as Juanita Snook was born to Ray and Ethel Smith. Over a lifetime spanning just this side of ninety years, Juanita approached life in the same manner in which she approached her death on January 15, 2009; with grace and dignity, with an unbeatable, undefeatable spirit, and in the presence and inthe pleasure of the Lord of her remarkable and wonderful life, Jesus Christ. Juanita was the first born in a family that would eventually include sisters Doris and Phyllis and brother Jay. She was disappointed to realize she didn't have the strength in her hands to milk the family's cows but her father told her that someone had to do the cooking and cleaning and that maybe that was what she should be doing. She became an accomplished cook and seamstress and her family came to rely on her ability to get the most out of whatever she had at hand. The Smith family were devout Christians and while still quite young, Juanita gave her heart and her life to Christ and decided she wanted to be a nurse so that she could help people to perhaps make their lives a little better. At fourteen, she developed the mumps and completely lost the hearing in her right ear. She had been told that her hearing loss would prevent her from being accepted into nursing school but decided that she could still help people as a teacher and naturally focused on Home Economics. Around this time, the Smith family lost their farm and moved about thirty miles away, to Jeffers. As the new girl in school, Juanita caught the attention of Russell Snook, who told his sisters that he had met the girl he was going to marry. And he would. Juanita and Russell continued to date all through high school. Juanita learned of a program offered by Montgomery Wards that would help with college tuition, and by the time she graduated from high school, she had earned enough money for both books and tuition and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1941. The defining moment of her life came on August 5, 1942. Juanita had accompanied Russell and his fellow air cadets on a military transport bus from Sarasota Springs, Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas. Their bus was filled beyond capacity, with passengers standing in the aisles obstructing the driver's view. It was for that reason the driver did not see the oncoming troop train approaching as the bus crossed the railroad tracks in Cyrstal Springs, Mississippi. The collision was devastating. Every passenger sitting behind Russell and Juanita were killed instantly. As medical teams began to pour onto the accident scence and survivors were examined, they believed that Juanita would not survive the trip to the hospital and decided that their efforts to save her would be in vain and she was left to die. Russell, unaware that his back had been broken, refused treatment until Juanita was given medical attention and moved to Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Juanita spend the next eighteen months recovering and recuprating from her injuries, amazing her doctors and care givers by her strong will to live and by her deep faith that God would see her through. On October 29, 1945, Juanita and Russell were married in Jeffers and spend six months traveling around the country, a passion they would enjoy their entire life. In 1946 they moved to Caifornia where Russell graduated with an engineering degree from Cal Poly. Juanita had been told that her injuries from the bus accident would prevent her from ever having children, and not surprising to anyone who knew her, Juanita would go on to give birth to two daughters, Jonell and Renie. Russell's work would lead the Snook family to Ojai, Rio Vista and Morgan Hill before retiring to Palm Desert in 1986. Juanita and Russell continued to indulge their passion for travel with trips to Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Panama Canal, Hong Kong, Singapore and all fifty states until 1997 when Russell's Parkinson's disease brought their traveling to an end. After her beloved Russell died in November, 2000, Juanita devoted much of her time to her church, particularly the Library Ministry at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, and to time spent with dear friends and family. Her family will remember Juanita as a woman who knew no stranger, a woman who met and overcame very challenge, who embraced life with every ounce of her strength and spirit. She was a woman who truly loved God and truly loved people; a woman who wanted to help; a woman who's passion was but to make people's lives a little better. And she did. We are most grateful to the good people at Odyssey House Hospice for the loving, exceptional care Juanita and her entire family were gifted with in her final days, with special thanks to staff members Suzie, Leah, Jeffrey and Gloria. Thank you, all, at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church for a time of praising God, for celebrating a remarkable wonderful life and a time for remembering the very special person who was Juanita M. Snook. In lieu of flowers, Juanita's family would invite those who feel so led to make a memorial donation in her name to Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church Library Ministry, 47-321 Hwy 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260 or to the Odyssey House Hospice of Palm Desert, 71-777 San Jancinto, Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.1

Family: Russell Arthur Snook b. 15 Dec 1918, d. 5 Nov 2000


  1. [S597] Desert Sun, 22 Jan 2009, unknown.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 40853742.

Doris Mabel Smith

F, b. 23 December 1920, d. 14 July 1993
  • Birth*: Doris Mabel Smith was born on 23 December 1920.
  • Marriage*: She married Donald Silas Schoneman on 7 September 1939.
  • Death*: Doris Mabel Smith died on 14 July 1993 at Brown County, MN, USA, at age 72; MN Death index 1993-MN-017906.

Family: Donald Silas Schoneman b. 21 Jan 1917, d. 27 Mar 2014

Phyllis Harriet Smith

F, b. 9 November 1922, d. 12 April 1991

Family: Charles Richard Haggi b. 24 Nov 1909, d. 23 Nov 1965

James Leroy Bollenbach

M, b. 15 November 1924, d. 16 July 1932

James Bollenbach age 6.
  • Birth*: James Leroy Bollenbach was born on 15 November 1924.
  • Obituary: Drowning claimed the life last Saturday afternoon of James Leroy Bollenbach, only child of Mr and Mrs Dick Bollenbach who live two miles north of Loyal. H was seven years, eight months and one day old. The boy had been bathing in the Cimarron river under the bridge about a mile and a half north of his home; with ther neighbor children. Cal Roseboom, father of one of the children, had been watching them when he missed James Leroy. Unable to find him along the bank, Roseboom searched in the water and soon recovered the body. A doctor was called but resuscitation was no longer possible. Just how the acciden occurred no one seems to know definately. The children had been climbing up onto the bridge supports and jumping into the pool below. It is believed that he may have been hurt and knocked unconscious by falling against a lower support, but the mishap was not seen. The child was found, standing upright in the water with the hair of his head just showing above the surface. There were bruises about the head. The lungs contained but little water. Funeral services were held at the Loyal Christian church, Monday afternoon at three o'clock with Rev J w Flucke officiating. Burial was made in Loyal cemetery. The child's unfortunate death came as a great shock to the parent, relatives and friends and the entire community shares their grief.1
  • Obituary: Dear little James LeRoy Bollenbach was born November 15, 1924 at Kingfisher,
    Oklahoma and departed this life July 16, 1932 at the age of 7 years, 8 months
    and 1 day. His funeral services were conducted from the Christian church at
    Loyal, OK July 18 by the Rev. J. W. Flucke of Kingfisher and interment was made
    at the Loyal cemetary.
    He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving parents, Dick and Bess Bollencah, his
    grandparents, Mrs. & Mr. J.M. Sullivan of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Lizze Swartz
    of Jeffers, MN and many other relatives and a host of friends.
    Little James' untimely death came to the entire neighborhood of Loyal as a
    great shock that could scarcely be believed. But it was true. Yes, the happy,
    sweet and loving little life so quickly could be stilled while at play.
    He was always of such a happy disposition, always singing and gay, his smiling
    face radiating sunshine and making everyone around him happy and glad to be
    with him. He was a great lover of flowers and all his pets were dear to him. He
    was a king and loyal friend to everyone he knew.
    He was the only child of Dick and Bess Bollenbach and what his loss is to them
    cannot be put into words. But the good Lord has said, "Suffer the little
    children to come unot me and forbid them no, for of such is the Kingdom of
    heaven." So we must take comfort in the following words:
    Our sweet little darling has gone from this earth,
    To live with Our Father above,
    Our life is so empty without our dear boy,
    On whom we have lavished our love,
    But one sweet thought that will comfort our hearts
    When the trials of our life is over
    There will be beckoning hands waving to us
    On the banks of the other shore.2
  • Death*: He died on 16 July 1932 at Loyal, Kingfisher County, OK, USA, at age 7.
  • Burial*: He was buried after 16 July 1932 at Loyal, Kingfisher County, OK, USA.3
    James bollenbach gravestone, Forest Home Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Cathy Curry.


  1. [S107] Unknown short newspaper title, Jul 1932.
  2. [S106] Unknown short newspaper title, Jul 1932.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 7784298.

Trudy Marsha Swartz

F, b. 25 August 1953, d. 7 March 2015

Trudy Swartz
  • Birth*: Trudy Marsha Swartz was born on 25 August 1953 at Windom, Cottonwood county, MN, USA.1
  • Death*: She died on 7 March 2015 at Bowlus, Morrison County, MN, USA, at age 61.1
  • ObituaryText: Trudy Trettel of rural Bowlus passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 61.
    A memorial service will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala, Wednesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Bowman presiding. Visitation will be held Tuesday March 10, at Gethsemane, from 5 p.m. 8 p.m. and for one hour before the service.
    Trudy was born Aug. 25, 1953, to Willis Clair and Esther (Marsh) Swartz in Windom. She attended school and graduated in 1971 from Jeffers High School. She went on to attend Bemidji State College, graduating in May 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. She moved to Upsala and started teaching. She met Mike Trettel in December 1980, and the two were happily wed in Alexandria, June 19, 1982. The couple lived near Bowlus and built their current residence in 1990. Trudy taught business and keyboarding classes at Upsala Area School for 33 years. She received the 2001 Teacher of the Year award; was well-liked by both students and faculty. Due to declining health she retired in May 2008.
    Trudy enjoyed many activities, some of her favorites being baking, shopping, crafts, more shopping, visiting with family, friends and students. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters, progressive dinners with fellow teachers, collecting Department 56 villages, camping, and many more activities. She cherished personal relationships and touched many lives being involved with school, social outings, and was an active member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Miriam Circle. One of Trudy’s favorite verses is Psalm 118:24, was “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
    Left to cherish her memory are husband, Mike Trettel of Bowlus; son, Todd Trettel of Spring Park; siblings, Shari (Kim) Hunter of Maple Grove and Marla (Nick) Weckman of Cass Lake; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Judy) Trettel of Fordland, Mo., Ronald (Rosie) Trettel of New Brighton and Ernie (Marilyn) Trettel of Hugo; sisters-in-law, Joan (Ray) Jendro of Victoria, Cele (Gary) Hodgin of Burnsville and Judy (Duane) Sand of Annandale and several nieces, nephews and friends.
    Her parents, Willis Clair and Esther, preceded her in death.1


  1. [S950] Funeral Flyer, 11 Mar 2015.

Emma Charlotte Easton

F, b. 10 July 1864, d. 8 March 1938

Emma Easton
  • Name Variation: Emma Charlotte Easton was also known as Charlotte Emma Easton.
  • Birth*: She was born on 10 July 1864 at Jefferson township, Logan County, OH, USAG.1
  • Marriage*: She married Henry Harrison Bell on 14 September 1882.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Apoplexy causes death. Mrs. Emma Bell had been in failing health three months.2
  • Death*: Emma Charlotte Easton died on 8 March 1938 at Walnut Grove, Logan County, OH, USA, at age 73; Stroke of Apoplexy.1
  • Burial*: She was buried after 8 March 1938 at North Greenfield, Logan County, OH, USAG.3
    Emma Bell gravestone. North Greenfield Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Arizona Kid.
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Emmas Easton Bell, daughter of James and Gullian Easton, was born near Bellefountaine July 10, 1864 and departed this life March 8, 1938 at the age of 73 years, 7 month, and 28 days. She was united in marriage to Harrison Bell Sep. 14 1882. To this union four sons and two daughters were born. Mr. Bell preceded her in death August 1 1931. A daughter, Mrs. Daisy Davis died Dec 11, 1932 and a son, Pearl Bell died Nov. 27, 1902 at the age of 11 months. One son died in infancy. Three children remain: Webster Bell and Mrs. Ina L. Gilbert of Bellefontaine, and James Bell of West Mansfield. There remain also five gransons, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Alice Elliott, of Lakeland Florida, the only one remaining of a family of three sisters. Mr and Mrs Bell moved to the home farm, near West Mansfield, in 1884, where they engaged in active farming for 40 years. In 1932, they retired and moved to the village of Walnut Grove, where they spend their last days. Mrs. Bell became a member of the M.P. church soon after it was dedicated and remained a faithful member and did her part in the many duties as long as she lived. Her mother taught her to pray in early childhood. She was a good Christian woman, a kind mother, always considerate of others, and during her sickness and intense suffering and pain, she was so gentle, kind and patient, that it endeared her to all who came to visit her, and especially to those who ministed to her needs. In the morning when the sun awakened in all its glory, the spirit took its flight to realms above, where sickness and suffering are unknown. There, she had expressed her desire to go many times. She leaves to mourn two sons, Webster and James Bell; one daughter, Mrs. Ina L. Gilbert; five grandsons, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, a sister, Mrs. Alice Elliott and a host of friends.

    Mrs. Emma Bell had been in failing health three month.s Mrs. Emma Bell died at her home in Walnut Grove Tuesday at 9:40 am. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Bell had not been in good health for three months. Four weeks ago she suffered a stroke of apoplexy, which resulted in her death. Mrs. Bell was a member of the M.E. church of Walnut Grove and her passing will casue sadness to many. Her husband, Harrison Bell, died six years ago. Mrs. Bell was born Emma Easton, the daughter of Mr and Mrs James Easton. Most of her life had been spent near the home where death occurred. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ina Gilbert, of Bellefontaine; two sons, Webster Bell of Bellefontaine, and James Bell, of West Masnfield and six grandchildren. Funeral will be Thursday at 2 pm at the Walnut Grove church. The body will be left at the Ballinger Funeral Home in West Mansfield until 10 am Wednesday. After that it will be at the residence. (Death - March 8, 1938.)4

Family: Henry Harrison Bell b. 21 Mar 1859, d. 1 Aug 1931


  1. [S2] Unknown author, Photocopy Bell Bible.
  2. [S35] William Hedrick Maddox, Joseph Dickinson and family.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 24160761.
  4. [S381] Unknown, aft 8 Mar 1938.

Kay Swartz

F, b. 23 April 1955, d. 24 April 1955
  • Birth*: Kay Swartz was born on 23 April 1955.
  • Death*: She died on 24 April 1955.