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Linn County Obituaries


Services for Adelbert Campbell of Paralta, who died Monday (1944) at the home of his daughter, Mrs Ivan Mann of Marion, will be held Friday at 2 at the Presbyterian church in Springville and burial will be in the Springville cemetery. Grandsons called here by his death include Pfc. Stanley Richardson from Casper, Wyo.; Pvt. Robert Mann from Yuma, Ariz. and Sgt, Ralph Schooley from Camp Hale, Colo.


Marion News Mrs. Campbell,
84, Dies; (1948)
Rites Tuesday at 2:30
Lucretia Kearns Campbell, 84, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1750 Fifth avenue.
Mrs. Campbell was born Jan 22, 1864 near Paralta, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kearns. She was married to Adelbert Campbell in Linn county on April 18, 1890.
Mr. Campbell died at Marion in 1944. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Paralta. She was a life long resident of Linn county.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Leona Dunlap, Mrs. Mabel Bennett, Mrs. Verna Woods, Mrs Ethel Smith and Mrs Irene Mann, all of Marion, Mrs. Minnie Richardson of Cedar Rapids and Mrs Aileen Blair of Sacramento, Calif., three sons, Leo of Marion, Melvin of Paralta and Merle of Martelle. Two of her 26 grandchildren, Ralph and Lloyd Schooley, were reared in her home. She also leaves 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at the Presbyterian church, Springville, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Charles B. Willming. Burial will be in the Springville cemetery. Friends may call at the Hunte funeral home, Springville.


James Arthur Wilson
James Arthur Wilson born October 31, 1862 at Dyersville, Iowa and passed away August 14, 1923 in Linn county. Aside from a few years spent his childhood, spent in Michigan, his life was spent in the state of his birth.
He married Miss Sadie S. Kearns at Central City, April 25, 1889. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, one of whom, Julia E., died in childhood, December 22, 1898. Those who remain to mourn the loss of their father are Thomas J. Wilson of Toledo, Iowa and Mrs Mary A. Wright of Center Point, Iowa. Mr Wilson is also survived by three brothers, Alex Wilson of Holland, Michigan, Roy Wilson of Grandvville, Michigan and Charlie of Fresno, California.
Mr. Wilson, together with his wife, joined the Christian church at Alburnett when that church was organized in 1893. Mrs. Wilson preceded her husband in death, having passed away March 17, 1919.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 17, 1923, in the Central City Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. H. E. Wilcox. Burial took place in the Jordan's Grove Cemetery.


Jens Nielson
Contributed by, J.K. Weise
JENS NIELSON DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Deceased Was Real Pioneer, Having Lived In Linn County 32 Years
Jens Nielson, son of Niels and Mattie Marie Nielson, was born in southern Denmark, August 24, 1855, and passed away at his home in Springville, July 2, 1925, at about 70 years of age.
He came to this country in 1883, settling in New York State. On June 10, 1884 he was united in marriage to Eva Serena Christiansen in Yates Cou


Thomas Clark Stoneking
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
Cedar Rapids Republican Gazette published Thursday May 3, 1923
Thomas Clark Stoneking, 75, pioneer resident of Linn county, died at his home ten miles east of Cedar Rapids at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Stoneking was a retired farmer, and had lived in Linn County for forty-five years.
He is survived by his wife, five sons, Fred, Harry, Roy, James and Elmer, and one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Albaugh, all residing in Linn county.
Funeral services will be held in the home Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Bert Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.


DEATHS STONE KING - Funeral services for Thomas C. Stoneking will be held today at 2 p.m. at his home near Mt. Vernon.
The Rev. Bert Bailey will officiate.
Burial will be made in Campbell cemetery.
(Taken from the Cedar Rapids Republican Gazette published Sunday May 6, 1923.)

Thos. C. Stoneking
Thomas C. Stoneking, an old time and highly respected resident of this community died at his home five miles west of town, on the Lincoln Highway, died Wednesday, May 2, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, and 24 days. Mr. Stoneking was one of the old-est residents of this section. He was born March 8, 1848, in Green County, Penn., and came to this county with his parents nine years later, giving him a residence in the county of 66 years. He was married to Margaret E. Scott December 24, 1873. His wife was also a member of a pioneer family, Scott's mill on Big Creek being one of the early mills. The name still clings to the location of the mill, although the mill has passed away.
To this union nine children were born, seven sons and two daughters. A son and a daughter died in infancy, and another son, Frank, passed away December 9, 1907. Five sons, Fred, James, Elmer, Harry, and Roy, and one daughter Mrs. Emmet Albaugh survive, as does his wife, his brother William of Arkansas City, Kansas; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, all of whom were present at the funeral.
The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bert S. Bailey of Lisbon. The Weatherwax quartet furnished beautiful and appropriate music. Interment was made in the Campbell Cemetery, among his lifelong friends.


Margaret E. Stoneking
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
Cedar Rapids Republican Gazette published Thursday May 20, 1926
Mrs. Margaret E. Stoneking, 69 a life-long resident of Linn county, died at her home near Bertram at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. Death followed a long illness.
Mrs. Stoneking was the widow of Thomas Clark Stoneking, prominent farmer of Linn County. She was born Nov. 19, 1856.
Surviving her are five sons, Fred, Harry O., Roy O., all of Mt. Vernon, James H. of Marion and Thomas E. of Lisbon, and one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Albaugh, of Mt. Vernon. Four brothers and three sisters also survive. They are Thomas Scott, Atlantic; James Scott, Boutoon, Minn.; John Scott of Santa Ana, Cal.; Sam Scott of Sioux City, Mrs. Delia Kake, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Rebecca Frazier, and Mrs. Emma Wright, both of Santa Ana, Cal.
Funeral services will be held in the home Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery.


Harry Stoneking
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
HARRY STONEKING Noble Grand Harry 0. Stoneking
Harry 0. Stoneking, 83, of route 2 Mount Vernon, died early Saturday morning in a Mount Vernon nursing home after a long illness.
Born July 31, 1889, in Bertram Township, he lived on the same farm for 56 years. He was married to Neva 0. Fetterman in Marion on June 7, 1911. He was a member of the Bertram Methodist church.
Surviving, including his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Jean Moore, route 2, Mount Vernon; one brother, Roy, of route 2, Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter chapel in Mount Vernon. Burial: Campbell. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Died August 5, 1972.


Jennie Albaugh
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
SERVICES FOR JENNIE ALBAUGH
May 5, 1887 May16, 1947 YOCOM CHAPEL
Marion, Iowa
Sunday, May 18, 1947 3P.M.
IN CHARGE OF REV. JAMES P. GABLE
BEARERS Ralph Boxwell , Argene AIlbee , Leonzo Berry , Frank Letner , Herman Nebiker , Clinton Berry
INTERMENT CAMPBELL CEMETERY


Roy Stoneking
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
Roy Stoneking Dies, Services in Marion
MT. VERNON
Roy Stoneking, 80, route 2 Mt. Vernon, a retired farmer, died Wednesday in a Cedar Rapids hospital.
Born June 4, 1895, on the farm where he had lived his entire life, he was married to Ethel Peddycoart Nov. 29, 1916, in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Stoneking served with the 88th division of the U. S. army during World War I and was a member of Barracks 695 Veterans of World War I.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Swanson, Mt. Vernon; a son, John R., Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Murdoch's in Marion.
Burial: Campbell cemetery. Friends may call at the Mur-doch's after 3 p.m. Friday.


Robert Berry
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
Cedar Rapids Republican Gazette Friday, July 27, 1906
Robert Berry was born in Butler county, O., July 4th, 1828. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Emmons Berry. He was the youngest of eleven children and the last to depart this life.
He came to Linn county in 1851, and resided in the county continuously until his death. He and Nancy Thorington were married April 25, 1854. Eight children were born to them. One died in infancy. Walter H., Charles E., Jennie E., wife of W. H. Harrison, Addison A., Robert O., William J., and John F., and the aged mother and wife survive.
All were present at the father's funeral. He has twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He and his wife united with the Methodist church in 1865. He was a devoted husband, a kind father and a good citizen with many friends. With a limited education and no legacy he began his life work. In Linn county, Bertram township, he purchased 160 acres, and by industry and hard work he added to this until he had considerable more than a thousand acres of splendid land. He died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 14, aged seventy-eight years and ten days.
The funeral was Monday, July 16 from the home and was largely attended, many of the old settlers being present. The interment was in the neighborhood cemetery near his home conducted by J. B. Wyatt, pastor of the Martin's Creek M.E. church. The burial service was in charge of the Odd Fellows, of which the deceased had long been a member, conducted by Grand Master Snyder and Deputy Ring.


Nancy Berry
Contributed by, Lynn Marti
Cedar Rapids Republican Gazette Thursday December 25, 1919
ONE OF EARLIEST WOMAN SETTLERS OF LINN COUNTY DIES
Mrs. Nancy Berry, 95 years old, widow of Robert Berry, died Tuesday afternoon at 8:30 at the home of her son, William J. Berry, near Bertram.
Mrs. Berry was one of the earliest pioneers of Linn County. With her husband, she came west in 1851. She was a native of Indiana and her husband of Ohio. They entered claims on Sections 27 and 34 and built a log cabin, which was their abode for many years.
Her husband continued development and cultivation of this farm until his death in 1876.
Mrs. Berry, who was born at Craw- fordsville, Ind., July 4, 1834, is survived By six sons and one daughter - Walter H., Chas. E., Addison A., Robert O., and John F., of Cedar Rapids, William J., of Bertram Township, and Mrs. Jennie E. Harris of Long Beach, California.



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