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OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 27 February
2000: GARNER, Iowa - Norman I. Hayworth, 71, of Garner died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2000, at his home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Kay Hooper officiating. A flag presentation ceremony will
be conducted by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Burial will be in Concord
Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Cataldo Funeral
Chapel in Garner, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Mr.
Hayworth was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Oto, Iowa, the son of Ivel and Iva (Coon)
Hayworth. He attended school in Climbing Hill and Hornick, Iowa. He served in
the U.S. Air Force. He married Dolores Schaefer on July 10, 1954, at Kanawha
United Methodist Church. He belonged to United Methodist Church in Garner. He
worked as a police officer and town maintenance superintendent for the Kanawha
and Klemme communities. Upon retiring from police work he worked at Iowa Mold
Tooling in Garner, retiring in 1991. He then worked part time at G&G Ag and
Stellar Industries. He enjoyed tinkering on cars, mowing lawns, gardening and
playing cards. Survivors include his wife of Garner; two sons and their wives,
Kevin and Sylvia of Garner and Kerry and Sandy of Charles City; two daughter and
their husbands, Kimberly and Ross Bosworth of Decorah and Kyra and Marshall
Hanson of Punta Gorda, Fla.; six grandchildren, Timothy Hayworth, Blake
Bosworth, Joseph O'Brien, Ashley and Austin Hanson and Kate Weber; three
sisters, Doris Thompson of Sloan, Iowa, Maxine Dicks and Phyllis Dowling and her
husband Leonard all of Hornick; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents
Philip V. Hummel
MOVILLE, Iowa - Philip V. Hummel, 69, of
Moville died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Sioux City hospital.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Evangelical Church of Moville, with the Revs.
Ken Brakefield and Vernon Aarnes officiating. Burial will be in Westfork
Township Cemetery, Climbing Hill, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of
Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville. Mr. Hummel was born Jan. 31, 1931,
in Woodbury County, Iowa, the son of Paul George and Opal Fern (Coon) Hummel. He
was raised in the Climbing Hill area and attended Grant 9 Country School. He
graduated from Climbing Hill High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951
to 1953. He married Delores Baird on June 9, 1951, in Odell, Ill. The couple
moved to Moville in 1964. He was first employed as a manager of Waynes Co-op. He
was then employed with Woodbury County REC from 1969 until retiring in 1996. He
was a member of Moville Evangelical Church and Woodbury County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters and their husbands, Susan and Denny
Duvig of Nairobi, Kenya, Debbie and Kent Wahlberg of Moville, Dawn and Dave
Denekas and Laurie and James Clark, all of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Clark
and Lori of Lawton, Iowa; two brothers and their wives, Dick and LaDonna of
Rapid City, S.D., and Randy and Jeannie of Homer, Neb.; three sisters, Janet and
her husband, David Goodrich and Margie Ross, all of Climbing Hill and EllaJune
and her husband, Ray Daily of El Paso, Texas; and 10 grandchildren, Emily and
Kelsey Wahlberg, Carly, Jacob and Joseph Hummel, Andrew, Melanie and Kayla
Denekas and Cody and Lacey Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents
Opal F. Hummel
MOVILLE, Iowa - Opal Fern Hummel, 87, of
Moville, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Moville Evangelical Church, with the
Rev. Joe Pritchett officiating. Burial will be in the Westfork Township Cemetery
at Climbing Hill, Iowa. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the
Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon, Iowa. Mrs. Hummel was born March 13, 1911, in
Grant Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, the daughter of Perry Virgil and Bessie
M. (Phillips) Coon. She grew up in the area, graduating from Oto High School in
1930. She married Paul Hummel June 9, 1930, in Pierre, S.D. The couple farmed
near Oto. He died Jan. 4, 1984. In 1989, she moved to Moville. She was a member
of the Moville Evangelical Church and was an active member of the Moville Senior
Citizens. Survivors include six children, Phil and his wife, Delores, Hummel of
Moville, Janet and her husband, David Goodrich, and Margie Ross, all of Climbing
Hill, Iowa, Dick and LaDonna Hummel of Rapid City, S.D., Randy and his wife,
Jean Hummel of Homer, Neb., and Ella June and her husband, Ray Carroll Daily, of
El Paso, Texas; eight grandsons and seven granddaughters; 23
great-grandchildren, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, Wayne and Kenneth
Anthon Herald, 13 February 1963, page 1:
Dean Hayworth Last Rites Held. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday
afternoon, February 10 at the Church of Christ in Anthon for Vester Dean
Hayworth, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vester Hayworth of Anthon, who was killed in a
two-truck collision Tuesday, February 5 near Ashland, Ohio. Roger Hasselquist
officiated at the services. Mrs Vernon White served as organist and accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Barto, who sang. Burual was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon
under the direction of the Walter Funeral Home. Mr. Hayworth was born January
17, 1928, at Anthon. He was the third child in a family of 10 children. He
attended and graduated from the Anthon Public School in 1947. He resided and
farmed in the Anthon community until going to Council Bluffs about six years
ago. In 1949 he joined the Navy, where he served one year. Since going to
Council Bluffs he has been employed as a truck driver for the Blue Star Foods,
Inc. Mr. Hayworth was married to Doneta Camarigg May 25, 1952, at
Correctionville. They were the parents of one daughter and two sons. Survivors
include the widow, a daughter, Denise; two sons, Kevin and Lynn, all at home;
his parents, 3 sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Betty) Thompson of Moville; Mrs Lavern
(Bernice) Schmidt of Moses Lake, WA; and Mrs Merle (Norma) Oakes of Sioux City;
5 brothers, Dale of Anthon; Leslie in the Army stationed in Okinawa, Frank of
Omaha, NE; Ronald of Correctionville and Glen of Melcher; and his paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Hayworth of Anthon. He was preceded in death by one
OBITUARY: Wilma Ruth Hayworth, 91, of Anthon
died Tuesday, September 15, 1998, at a Kingsley, IA nursing home. Services were
held at Rock Branch United Methodist church, rural Correctionville, IA, with
Rev. Kent Kastler officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon, IA,
under direction of Armstrong Funeral Home. Mrs. Hayworth was born December 16,
1906, in Anthon, the daughter of Bert and Florence (Dice) Dicus. She was raised
in Anthon and lived in Kimball, SD, for 5 years as a child. She married Vester
Hayworth April 19, 1924, in Sioux City. She entered the nursing home in 1993.
Vester died may 19, 1994. She was a member of Rock Branch United Methodist
church and a former member of Wolf Creek Ladies Farm Bureau. Survivors include
daughters, Bernice Schmidt of Moses Lake, WA, and Norma and Merle Oakes of Sioux
City, sons, Dale and Virginia of Correctionville, IA, Leslie and Kaye of Las
Vegas, NV, Frank and Sandra of Omaha, NE, Ron and Jerane of Anthon, and Glen and
Judy of Kingsley, a daughter-in-law, Doneta Jacobson of Sac City, IA, 42
grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by daughter Betty Thompson, sons Dean and Stanley, 3
grandchildren, Sheri Lou, Todd and Patrick Hayworth, and three sisters, Bernice
Dicus, Viola Short and Edna Newell; a brother, Ival Dicus; and eight other
brothers and sisters who died in infancy
OBITUARY: Vester E. Hayworth, 83, of Anthon,
died Thursday, May 19, 1994, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Correctionville.
Services were held May 21 at Rock Branch United Methodist Church, rural
Correctionville, with the Rev. Sheryl Ashley officiating. Pallbearers were
grandsons. Karen Wilcox, organist, accompanied the congregation in singing "The
Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me". Vester Elijah Hayworth was born October
9, 1995, in rural Anthon, IA, the son of Thomas E. and Mary E. (Coon) Hayworth.
He married Wilma Dicus April 19, 1974, at the First United Methodist Church in
Sioux City. He farmed his entire life in the Anthon community and also worked
for the A.S.C.S. for many years
MARY RACHEL WALLING HAYWORTH -- Mary R.
Hayworth, 86, of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, died Saturday, February 3, 1990,
in the nursing home in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. Services were at
2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 6th in the Church of Christ in Anthon with the Rev,
Duane King officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon.
Pallbearers were Grandsons, Phillip Hayworth, Christopher Hayworth, Greg Strode,
Chad Hayworth, Curtis Hayworth and Robert Hayworth. Mrs. Janet Keisheimer was
the pianist, and Paster Duane King and Peggy King provided a duet. Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Hair and Mr. and Mrs. Herald Hamann were in charge of the flowers. Mrs.
Hayworth was the former Mary Rachel Walling and was born October 11, 1903 in
Miller Township, near Anthon in Woodbury County. She married Gracen Fern
Hayworth September 5, 1923 in rural Anthon on the Walling Family farm. They
lived their entire married life in Miller Township, where they farmed. Mrs.,
Hayworth was a member of the First Church of Christ, Anthon, Woodbury County,
Iowa and Ladies Society of the church. Survivors include her husband, Gracen;
two sons and daughter in laws, Eugene and Bonnie (Fuller) Hayworth of Anthon and
Herman and Mildred (Chamberlain) Hayworth of Windsor, California; five
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Henry and Rose (Taft) Walling, on brother, Herman Henry Walling and an
GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH 98, a life long resident
of rural Anthon passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Mercy Medical Health
Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Gracen was born April 2, 1903 to Thomas E. and
Margaret E. (Coon) Hayworth. When he was 8 days old, his mother died. He was
cared for by his aunt Mary Coon who in 1905 married his father. Gracen married
Mary Rachel Walling, daughter of Henry and Rosa (Taft) Walling on September 5,
1923. Gracen and Mary farmed in the Anthon area all their married lives. They
were members of the United Church of Christ at Anthon. Mary passed away in 1990.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14th at the United Church of Christ,
Anthon. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eugene and wife Bonnie of
rural Anthon, and Herman and wife Mickey of Fair Oaks, California, a sister,
Mrs. Charles (Velma) Oertel of Anthon, and a brother, Tom Hayworth of Lyons,
Nebraska, 5 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren,
numerous neighbors, friends and other relatives. Preceding him in death was his
wife Mary, and his father and mother, and his step mother Mary, brother Vester
and sister Mrs. Harold (Edna) Munsen.
Gracen F. Hayworth
ANTHON, Iowa - Gracen Fern Hayworth, 98, of
Anthon died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will
be 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ in Anthon, with the Revs. John Green and
Kody Killian officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will
be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral
Home in Anthon. Mr. Hayworth was born April 2, 1903, in Anthon, the son of
Thomas and Maggie (Coon) Hayworth. Following his mother death, he was raised by
his father and stepmother, Mary (Coon) Hayworth. He married Mary R. Walling on
Sept. 8, 1923, in rural Anthon. The couple farmed near Anthon from 1923 until
retiring. Following his retirement, he continued to reside on the farm. His wife
died Feb. 3, 1990. He was a member of Anthon Church of Christ, where he served
as an elder. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eugene and Bonnie of
Anthon and Herman and Mickey of Fair Oak, Calif.; a sister, Velma Oertel of
Anthon; a brother, Thomas Perry of Lyons, Neb.; five grandchildren, Ruth,
Phillip and Robert Hayworth, Linda Strode and Nancy Shawgo; 11
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded
in death by a brother, Victor; and a sister, Edna Munsen
OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, 5 July 1961: Funeral
services were held on Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Anthon for
Thomas Elijah Hayworth, who died Tuesday, June 27, 1961, at a Sioux City
hospital after a short illness. Roger Hasselquist officiated at the services
and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon, under the direction of Walter
Funeral Home of Anthon. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Barto sang "There is No Night There"
and "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied by Mrs. Paul Green. Honorary pallbearers
were Leslie Hayworth, Ronald Hayworth, Roger Oertel, Frank Hayworth, Glan
Hayworth, Gary Munsen, and Kenneth Hayworth. Active pallbearers were Eugene
Hayworth, Dean Hayworth, Thomas Oertel, Herman Hayworth, Dale Hayworth and
Harlan Munsen. Thomas Elijah Jayworth, son of John and Margaret Hayworth, was
born March 27 1880, at Unionville, Iowa. At the age of 12 he moved with his
parents to a farm near Mapleton, where he lived for about three years. Then
they came to a farm near Anthon. For the last 65 years Mr. Hayworth resided in
the Anthon vicinity, having moved into the town of Anthon in 1926. August 31,
1900, Tom was married to Margaret Coon at Cherokee. They were the parents of
one son. She died in April of 1903. In 1905 he married Mary Ellen Coon at
Anthon. They became the parents of two sons and two daughters. Mr. Hayworth
farmed most of his life, and later worked for Woodbury County on road
maintenance. He was the town Marshall in Anthon for 16 years and also worked as
sexton of the Oak Hill cemetery for five years. He had been a director of the
Miller township school board for several years. Mr. Hayworth was a member of
the Church of Christ in Anthon. He is survived by his wife Mary; two daughters,
Velma, Mrs. Charles Oertel of Anthon, and Edna, Mrs. Harold Munsen of Sioux
City; three sons, Gracen, Vester, and Perry, all of Anthon, 21 grandchildren, 32
great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Corda Coon of Geyserville, Calif; two
brothers, I. SL Hayworth of Moville and Ivel Hayworth of Sioux City. He was
preceded in death by his wife Margaret, his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Submitted by: "Raymond"
Jun 2004 21:43:56 -0700
Anthon Herald: Funeral services for Mary Ellen
Hayworth were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday August 23, 1978, at the Church of
Christ, Anthon. Rev. Keith Hair officiated. Mary passed away August 21st at
Correctionville. Pianist was Miss Mildred Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hair
provided the message in music. Mrs. Viola Carr, Mrs. Lila Lillie and Mrs. Lola
Hill had care of the flowers. Casket bearers were grandsons, Roger Oertel,
Kenneth Hayworth, Herman Hayworth, Gary Munsen, Glen Hayworth and Ronald
Hayworth. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Hayworth, Frank Hayworth, Tom
Oertel, Dale Hayworth, Leslie Hayworth and Harlan Munsen. Burial was in the Oak
Hill Cemetery under direction of Walter Funeral Home. Mary Ellen Hayworth, the
daughter of Perry and Emma (Long) Coon was born March 25, 1888, at rural Anthon
, Iowa. She had lived her entire life in the Anthon community. Mary was united
in marriage to Thomas E. Hayworth April 2, 1905. Mary worked and cooked in
various restaurants in Anthon. For many years she blew the noon whistle as well
as answering the fire calls. She was a member of the Christian Church at
Anthon. Survivors include 3 sons, Gracen of Anthon, Vester, also of Anthon, and
t. Perry of Lyons, Neb; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Velma) Oertel of Anthon, Mrs.
Harold (Edna) Munsen of Lawton, IA; 20grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren; 19
great great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pierce and Mrs. Iva Hayworth,
both of Sioux City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 27,
1961, her parents, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great
Submitted by: "Raymond"
Jun 2004 21:43:56 -0700
Mrs. Sarah Hobbs Expires
Resident of City for
Forty-Five Years Dies of Heart Disease.
Mrs. Sarah J. Hobbs, 54
years old, a resident of Sioux City for forty-five years, died last night at her
home, 915 Wall street, of heart disease.
She is survived by one son, John Hobbs, and
one daughter, Mrs. George Atchison, both of Sioux City. Funeral arrangements
have not been made. Burial will be in Graceland Park cemetery (Sioux City
Journal, 13 Feb, 1916, 16).
Hobbs – Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Hobbs, who died Sat.
night at her home, will be at 2:30 at residence, E.H. Gaynor will officiate.
Burial at Graceland Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hobbs came to Sioux City in
1869, was born in Evansville, Ind., Mary 31, 1862. Survived by 4
sisters, two brothers, one daughter and one son. The brothers and
sisters are – Mrs. William Beagley of Sioux City; Mrs. J. Berger of Hinton,
IA., Mrs. W.H. Harper of Sioux City; Mrs. Elizabeth Slade, of Woodland, Wash.;
Joe Atkin and Tom Atkin, of Sioux City. The daughter is Mrs. George
Atchinson and the son is John Hobbs of Sioux City (Sioux City Journal,
15 Feb 1916).
City Swelters: One heat victim
John M. Hobbs found dead
West of Sioux bridge
Temperature reaches 101
Mercury remains around that
mark two hours
Highest since July 4, 1911
Heat which reached 101
degrees in Sioux City yesterday afternoon for two hours claimed one victim, John
N. Hobbs, an electrician. He was found dead in the Jefferson road west of the
Big Sioux bridge.
...when the temperature was
103 degrees, has the heat of yesterday been equaled here.
No specific reason for the
sudden wave yesterday was given by the government weather bureau, and no relief
was held out for today.
Found Dead in the Road.
Hobbs, who was 29 years
old, had been in South Dakota, and was returning to Sioux City with three
harvest hands. They had been in Jefferson, S.D., and found the heat there
intensive and unbearable. They had started for Sioux City, and had been lying
down beneath some trees west of this city to rest. The harvesters thought Hobbs
was asleep when they were ready to depart, and did not disturb him.
The body of Hobbs was
discovered by motorists en route to Jefferson from Sioux City. They notified
Sheriff John Dahlin, of Union county, S.D. He found no money in Hobbs' clothes,
but said he had not been robbed. The body was brought to the Dickinson
undertaking establishment in Sioux City.
For five years Hobbs was in
the employ of the Harper-Abbett Electric company, Fifth street. He left the
employ of Harper-Abbett Electric company two months ago and went to Sioux
Hobbs lived with an uncle,
Thomas Atkins of South Sioux City, when here. He has a sister, Mrs. George
Atchison, 1513 Riverside Boulevard, who now is in Superior, Wis. His mother,
Mrs. Sarah J. Hobbs, died in Sioux City six months ago.
Late last night no other reports of heat
victims had been received at hospitals or undertaking establishments. A horse
was overcome near Fourteenth and Pearl streets late yesterday afternoon.
Teamsters were forced to rest their horses at frequent intervals during long
hauls (Sioux City Journal, 16 Jul 1916, 1)
James Hobbs Suddenly Expires on Sunday After
Drinking from a Medicine Bottle
The Coroner's Jury Unable to Determine the Exact
Cause of His Death –
Attempted Suicide of J. W. Wheeler.
SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.
Residents of Sioux City
were startled Sunday evening to learn that James Hobbs had suddenly died, it
being stated that he had poisoned himself. A visit to his former home, corner
of 3rd and Court streets, and a conversation with members of the family,
elicited the following information: Mr. Hobbs had for several days been
drinking more heavily than usual, but on Sunday was under the influence of
liquor to an extent about customary with him. About noon on that day he took
his favorite horse from the barn and went riding. The reckless manner in which
he rode along the streets was the subject of comment by those who saw him.
About four o'clock in the afternoon he went home and put his horse in the barn.
As he entered the house he remarked to members of the family, "that is the last
ride I shall ever take on Barney," then turning to Mrs. Hobbs he asked her to
give him money with which to go to Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Hobbs replied by
saying that if he would let her go with him she would let him have the money.
He said, "Well, if you don't let me have the money I suppose I shall have to
walk." He then started into the summer kitchen, saying that he had a powder
that he was going to take and poison himself. In his pocket he had a half-pint
bottle containing a mixture of some days previously prescribed by Dr. V.A.
Guyton, and taking it out and holding it up, said: "I am going to put the
powder in this and drink it." Not much attention was paid to his statement from
the fact that many times before he had threatened to take laudanum, arsenic,
etc., and when members of the family tried to dissuade him, he remarked that he
only made such assertions to see what would be done about it. What he did while
in the summer kitchen is not known, but he presently reappeared and said he had
drank a portion of the contents of the bottle. One of his daughters took the
bottle from him; but at his request returned it, when he
DRANK THE REMAINING CONTENTS
throwing the bottle on the
floor. The baby of the family picked up the bottle, when the father took it,
saying it contained poison. He kissed the baby and threw the bottle into the
stove. Mr. Hobbs then started out of the house, going towards the gate, but
returned almost immediately, and as he entered the door dropped upon his knees
and began to pray, asking for blessings upon his family. When asked if he had
taken poison he said that he had not. He attempted to crawl across the room on
his hands and knees to the bedroom, but when partially across the room he fell,
rolling on his back, and in a space of about 10 minutes gave a few long breaths
and expired without a struggle. Until a few minutes before his last, the members
of his family were not alarmed, thinking it but one of the spells which have
been common with him. When they were convinced that he was really dying,
neighbors were called in and a physician summoned, but they did not reach the
house until it was too late to give relief.
THE CORONER’S INQUEST.
The coroner's inquest was
held at 10 o'clock yesterday morning before H.B. Clingan, Coroner. - O.A.
Patterson, John Hagy and M.L. Sloan were empanelled on the jury.
Mrs. Kate Hobbs, wife and
Jennie and Katie Hobbs, daughters of the deceased, testified to facts in the
main the same as the foregoing. They all claimed that there was no twitching of
the limbs and that they did not see frothing at the mouth. Miss Katie Hobbs
testified to the fact that her father told her just before his death that he had
not taken poison.
Dr. B.A. Guyton said that
he had given the deceased a prescription a few weeks ago, the component parts of
which were bromide of potash and elixir of hops. He had made no examination of
the deceased at the time the prescription was given, but gave him the mixture to
tone up his nervous system. He said that death from strychnine did not
generally result fatally under several hours.
Dr. J. M. Knott said that
he had several times treated the deceased for neuralgia of the head, and
although he had not made a close examination, he was convinced that he had a
trouble of the heart. Strychnine, although a slow poison, in some cases would
result fatally in 20 minutes.
H.C. Reche, druggist,
testified that on the 27th inst. a man came to his store on the West Side and
presented an order for two drachms of strychnine. When asked what he wanted it
for, he said that he wanted it to kill wolves with, and signed his name on the
register as John Harrigan. Mr. Reche identified the deceased as the man who got
the strychnine from him.
J.F. Shanley, deputy
marshal, said that he visited Reche's drug store on the West Side, obtained the
order on which the man who signed his name as Harrigan got the strychnine, and
that John Hobbs, the son of the deceased identified it as his father's
Dr. W.S. Tharp said that he
responded to the call as soon as it was received: that Mr. Hobbs was dead when
he got to the house and that it was his belief that he died of strychnine
Chas. Dobson, policeman,
Wm. Green and J.T. Ruten, said they were in the house a few minutes before Mr.
Hobbs died; that he did not struggle nor froth at the mouth. He drew one long
breath just before he died, and acted like a person going to sleep.
At the conclusion of
evidence the jury adjourned until 7 p.m. to further consider the matter. In the
evening the jury met at the Office of the coroner and made the following report:
State of Iowa, Woodbury
County, ss. - At an inquisition held at Sioux City; in Woodbury County, Iowa on
the 30th day of November, A.D. 1885 before H.G. Clingan, coroner of said county,
upon the body of James Hobbs, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are
hereto subscribed, the said jurors upon their oaths do say that James Hobbs came
to his death by causes unknown to said jury.
O.A. Patterson, John Hagy,
The Deceased -
James Hobbs was born in the
north of Ireland, in August 1834, and was therefore a few months over 49 years
of age. When but a child his parents removed to Canada, settling at Toronto.
About 1860 Mr. Hobbs removed to St. Joseph, Mo., where he was married and lived
about 15 years, removing to Sioux City in 1875, where he opened up a meat
market. He was a member of the 44th Missouri infantry, and served during the
entire war. Since removing to Sioux City he has been for the most of the time
engaged in the meat market business, his last shop being at the corner of 4th
and Iowa Streets. He sold his market out about a month ago and since that time
has not been engaged in any business. He leaves a wife and seven children, all
being at home except the oldest, John Hobbs, who was recently married and lives
in a house near his fathers home. He owned the property where his family
resides, a substantial story and a half house, with two lots. Aside from this he
is not a possessor of any property. It was some time ago reported that he had
received a back pension of a considerable amount, but this, his family say, is a
mistake, and they have no knowledge that he has even applied for government
aid. When sober and in his right mind Mr. Hobbs was a kind husband and father
and a good business man. But when under the influence of liquor, which of late
years has been the rule rather than the exception, he was very disagreeable and
made much trouble in his family.
WAS IT SUICIDE?
The verdict of the jury would seem to indicate
that there was a doubt in the minds of those constituting it whether the death
was due from natural causes or whether it was a case of suicide. To arrive at
a satisfactory conclusion would necessitate a post mortem examination. If the
coroner should order one made, it would be at the cost of the county, and
would require a sum of about $200. No foul play is suspected, and the result
of the post mortem examination would not benefit any one but the members of
the family. They are, however, firm in the belief that the death was due to
natural causes, and do not desire that a post mortem examination be made. It
was proven, that the deceased obtained strychnine, but there is no proof that
he took it for the purpose of committing suicide. In a conversation with Dr.
Guyton last evening, a reporter learned that it was Dr. Guyton's belief that
the deceased had used liquor to such an excess that the heart refused longer
to act, and that his death was due to that cause. Other physicians expressed
the same opinion (Sioux City Journal, Tues. a.m., 1 Dec 1885, 3).
In Sioux City, IA. Friday
Nov. 27, 1903, Mrs. Katherine Hobbs, aged 63 years, of Bright's disease.
The funeral will be held at
9:00 Monday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mount
Mrs. Hobbs has been a resident of Sioux City
for 28 years and leaves 3 daughters-Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Kate Harper and Miss
Pearl Hobbs, and two sons James and George Hobbs (Sioux City Journal,
date and page unknown, c. 29 Nov 1903).
William Hobbs Falls Under a
Train at Stuart, Neb.
Word was received in this
city at 1 o'clock this morning that William Hobbs, who was on his way to
Colorado, had fallen under a train and had both legs cut off at Stuart, Neb. It
is not know whether he can live or not. Hobbs is well known in Sioux City which
is his home. H
He is a brother in law of
Charles Harper, a fireman (Sioux City Journal, Wed. morning, 5 May 1897).
PIONEER BUTCHER DIES.
William H. Hobbs, Aged 71, Succumbs to Diabetes.
William H. Hobbs, 71 years
old, believed to have been Sioux City's first butcher, died of diabetes
yesterday morning at the Methodist hospital. He had been a resident of Sioux
City for fifty-one years, moving here at the age of 20 from Toronto, Can. where
he was born.
Mr. Hobb's [sic] first meat
market was at Fourth and Jones streets.
Surviving are one daughter,
Mrs. Charles Butler, of Omaha; a nephew, James Hobbs, with whom he made his
home, and a niece, Mrs. Sam Stebbins.
The funeral will be held
Sunday (Sioux City Journal, Fri. 20 Dec 1920, 9).
William H. Hobbs Sr. -
William H. Hobbs Sr., 80, 1215 Nebraska St., retired plumbing company owner,
died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m.
Friday at the Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. The Rev. William F. Skinner of
First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland Park
Mr. Hobbs was born Dec. 29,
1898, in Sioux City.
He married Edith Probert
June 29, 1927, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong resident of Sioux City and
owned and operated the Hobbs Plumbing Co. from 1925 until he retired in 1972.
Survivors include the
widow; two sons, Bill and Ray, both of Sioux City; a sister, Mrs. Carrol (Mae)
Brown of Liberty, Mo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson (Sioux City
Journal, Thurs. 1 Feb 1979, A5).
Mrs. Mike Hettinger – Mrs.
Mike Hettinger, 86, 1404 W. 3rd St., died Tuesday at a Sioux City
hospital after a long illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m.
Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Sylvester Micek, O.F.M.,
pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The Rosary will be
recited by the parish and the Rosary Society at 7 p.m. today at the Meyer
Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Hettinger, the former
Dora Rechtfertig, was born April 3, 1892, in White Lake S.D.
She married Mike Hettinger
April 16, 1912, in White Lake. He died June 14, 1965, in Sioux City. They
farmed in White Lake until 1928, when they moved to Sioux City.
She was a member of St.
Boniface Catholic Church and the Rosary Society.
Survivors include two sons,
Francis of Sioux City and Wayne of Holstein, Iowa; a daughter, Miss Celia of
Sioux City, two sisters, Mrs. Lem (Margaret) Snyder of Sioux City and Mrs. Matt
(Rose) Reuland, of Kimball, S.D.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren
(Sioux City Journal, Thurs. 1 Feb 1979, A5).
Miss Vivian L. Hobbs - Miss
Vivian L. Hobbs, 72, 1215 Nebraska St., died Wednesday at a Sioux City hospital
after a brief illness.
Miss Hobbs was born [sic]
June 4, 1900, in Sioux City and had [sic] been a lifelong resident. She had
been an office worker for the Hobbs [sic] Plumbing Co.
She was of the Baptist
Survivors include a brother, William, of
Sioux City [sic] and a sister, Mrs. Caroll [sic] (May)
Brown of Kansas City, Mo.
The Nelson-Berger Northside
Funeral Home has charge of arrangements [sic] (Sioux City Journal, Sat. 25 Nov.
- Sioux City (Iowa) Journal, Wed, 13 Oct 1948, p.
- Obituary of D'marcus L. Hurst
- DeMarcus LaFayett Hurst, 90, a resident of the
Woodbury county home since 1932, died there Tuesday night.
- He was born in Harris, Ind., March 15, 1858 and
moved to Sloan, Ia., in 1881. He since had lived in Woodbury county.
By occupation he was a farmer. He was a member of the Christian church at
- Survivors include a brother, C. E. Hurst of
Spirit Lake, Ia.; a niece, Mrs. F. J. Hartshorn of Lincoln, Neb., and a
great-niece, Mrs. Roy Johnson of Bronson.
- Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Harry W. Christy funeral home in Morningside. Rev. Irving Mitchell of
Climbing Hill will officiate. Burial will be in the Sloan cemetery.
- Submitted by:
- From: John & Cindy McCachern
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