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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 brother

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 infant sister

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"

Wed, 23 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 grandchildren.

Submitted by: "Raymond"

Wed, 23 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 Falls, S.D.

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)


Unexplained Death

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.






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


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 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 handwriting.

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 poisoning.

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, M.L. Sloan


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.



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 Calvary Cemetery.


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 Cemetery.

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 faith.

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. 1972, 9).



Sioux City (Iowa) Journal, Wed, 13 Oct 1948, p. 11
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 Sloan.
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.
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From: John & Cindy McCachern
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2000 12:11 AM



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