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Sioux City Journal
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Sioux City, IA 51101

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 16:51:32 -0700
From: "mallory smith" 

I his father's obit, Cecil is called LC Mallory and is a beef rancher in Homer NE, but I'm sure LC is Cecil L Mallory.

Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux City Journal
Sunday, August 23, 1931
Page 1


Leader in the Business World for Many Years Dies

Private funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at West's funeral home for Lem W. Mallory, president of the Pratt-Mallory Co., wholesale grocers, who died early Saturday morning [August 22, 1931] in St. Joseph's hospital where he had been a patient since returning from the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., several weeks ago.

Masonic rites and services to which the public are invited to attend will be held at 2:45 o'clock at the graveside in Graceland Park cemetery. Oscar J. Hoberg will conduct the Masonic services.

Active pallbearers will be employees of the Pratt-Mallory Co. They are: Frank Burns, John Foley, Lloyd Hirst, Abner Malmquist, Dave Forsling and John Jockheck.

The honorary pallbearers will be Harry Snyder, Everett Croft of Des Moines, J. MacLarty of Okoboji, Ia., W. S. Warfield Sr., Frank Milholland of Omaha, and Charles Hess, of Sioux City.

Plant to be Closed

Mr. Burns, secretary of the Pratt-Mallory Co., said that the plant would be closed Monday to permit employees to attend the funeral services.

The many friends of the deceased grocer may view the body at the funeral home from 3pm until 5pm today, and from 10am until 12:30 o'clock Monday. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

For 50 years Mr. Mallory had been one of the most colorful and widely known figures in the Sioux City business world. He was 67 years old.

Evidently realizing that death was near, Mr. Mallory, upon his return from Rochester, settled all his personal business affairs and took other steps to release himself from business connections in order that the business might continue without interruption.

Friends of Sick

Numerous friends of Mr. Mallory visited him daily at the hospital. One of his oldest friends, Fred Sargent, president of the Northwestern railroad, made a special trip to Sioux City last week to visit Mr. Mallory.

Mr. Mallory was one of the most prominent and philanthropic business men in the city. He was a constant friend of the sick and needy. Life for Mr. Mallory was one continuous round of doing favors for other persons, whether business associates or beggars.

From a job as office boy at the low wage of $6 a week to a position in the business world that made him the payer of the largest income tax in Sioux City for one year was the record of Mr. Mallory.

Was Office Boy

First of the positions that Mr. Mallory held in Sioux City was that of office boy for E. C. Palmer & Co. Although born of parents who were blessed with a good education, Mr. Mallory was not born with a "silver spoon in his mouth." The life story of the business man reads like a romance snatched from the pages of a best seller.

Born upon a Wisconsin farm near Delevan, February 5, 1864, Mr. Mallory, at the age of 4, moved with his parents to Marshalltown, Ia. where his father ran a livery stable and young Mallory received his first grade school education.

Later the family moved to Elk Point, S.D. where the elder Mallory ran a hotel. Lemuel was 13 years old. He attended the Elk Point high school and in the fall of 1869 he entered Grinnell college on money earned during the summer. By working as a lineman for a telephone company and sawing wood in his spare moments, Lemuel was able to remain in college for two years.

Came Here in 1881

In 1881 he left college and came to Sioux City. He held his first job as a bookkeeper for 13 years. During that time, the concern changed ownership several times. During the last three years of that period, Mr. Mallory was a partner and treasurer of the firm, which was then known as the C. Shenkberg Co.

In 1894 he severed his connections with the company and entered the general merchandise business at Alta, Ia. The following year he returned to Sioux City and took a position as credit manager for the Howell-Warfield Co.

Three years later the firm joined with wholesale interests in Des Moines and became known as the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He retained his position as credit manager until the death of R. M. Warfield in 1904, when he was made manager of the concern. He continued as manager until 1925, when the Pratt-Mallory Co. was organized.

Had Many Interests

In 1901 Mr. Mallory purchased one-fourth interest in the Consumers Ice company. The following year he was elected president of the company, a position which he held until his death. In 1912 he purchased stock in the Sioux City Brick and Tile Company and was elected president of the company, a position which he held until 1918, when he was succeeded by D. P. Mahoney.

In 1925 with E. S. Pratt, Mr. Mallory purchased the Sioux City branch of the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He incorporated the Pratt-Mallory Co., for the employees, practically all of whom own stock. All officers and directors are employees, except Julius A. Mallory, his son.

In 1929, Mr. Mallory purchased an interest in the Sibley-Hess Co. which he incorporated as the Hess-Mallory Co. Charles A. Hess is president and manager and Mr. Mallory was vice president.

In 1930, Mr. Mallory organized the M & J Baking company, an expansion of a small bakery owned by Fran Maxeiner and F. W. Lenhardt.

Very Charitable

Mr. Mallory was credited with being responsible for the phenomenal growth of the wholesale grocery firm. He always stressed the point that employees in all departments worked with him, not for him.

Not infrequently Mr. Mallory went to the assistance of friends or employees. Nearly every employee of his firm has had occasion to be grateful to the president. When an employee was sick, or a member of his family needed medical or financial aid, Mr. Mallory always directed that they be given the best of care and that the bill be sent to him.

City employees on numerous occasions have been given donations of food for picnics or parties by Mr. Mallory. Health department officials vouch for his generosity. Often when there was a poor patient who needed food or medical air, which the city could not provide, Mr. Mallory authorized the health department to take care of the patient and send him the expense account.

Aided Journal's Funds

Mr. Mallory was credited with providing as much food and joy for the poor persons of Sioux City as any other man or single agency.

Mr. Mallory had been one of the principal donors to the Journal's Good Fellow Fund and the Poor Boys' camp fund as well as numerous other benevolent movements in the city.

Recently, Mr. Mallory donated a pipe organ to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of his mother, the late Mrs. Emilie Mallory.

Mr. Mallory and Cora Arthur, a Sioux City girl, were married in 1886. Survivors include his widow and two sons, J. A. Mallory, manager of the Consumers Ice company, now known as the Central West Public Service company, and L. C. Mallory, who is engaged in the cattle business at Homer, Neb.

Mr. Mallory was prominent in lodge organizations of the city, especially of Masonic orders. He was a member of Tyrian lodge, no. 508, AF&AM; Sioux City chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons; Columbian commandery, No, 18, Knights Templar; Sioux City consistory No. 5, and Abu-Bekr Shrine temple. He also was an active member of the Elks Lodge for 27 years, and took an important part in the charitable and other activities of that organization.

(8) L C Mallory of Homer NE

NOTE: Cecil L Mallory 1886/87 IA = Lila M Hedinger 1892/93 Wife (1930 census Homer Dakota co NE)

(9) Ward Lemuel Mallory 1 Apr 1917 IA d 18 Jul 1956 Kern Co CA

(9) Mary E Mallory 1919

(9) Joan L Mallory 1924

Would love his obit or information on what became of Cecil and Lila. This is not the Lila Mallory that died in Pierce Co in 1985.....that was Lila alexander.

Regards, mallory smith




Edna C. Munsen

Edna C. Munsen, 90, of Sioux City died Thursday, Nov 9, 2000, at a Sioux City nursing home following a brief illness.   Services will be 1 pm Monday at Church of Christ in Anthon, Iowa, with the Rev. Cody Killian officiating. Burial will be in Banner Township Cemetery, Lawton, Iowa. Visitation will be 1 to 9 pm today, with the family present 6 to 8 pm and a prayer service at 7 pm at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Munsen was born Jan. 25, 1910, in rural Anthon, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Coon) Hayworth.   She was baptized in the Chritian church. She was raised in Anthon before moving to Sioux City.  She married Harold A. Munsen on May 17, 1933, in Elk Point, SD. The couple lived in Anthon from 1942 to 1958. They moved to Sioux City before moving to Lawton. Her husband died Fed 22, 1997, in Sioux City. She had lived in Lawton for 22 years before moving back to Sioux City four years ago.  She was employed with St. Vincent's Hospital for 10 years.  She was a member of Rebekka Lodge and Naomi Circle in Anthon.  Survivors include two sons and their wives, Harlan and Dorothy of Mankato, Minn., and Gary and Mary of Lawton; a daughter, Jan Munsen of Sioux City; two brothers, Gracen Hayworth of Anthon, and Thomas Hayworth and his wife, Lynette of Lyons, Neb.; a sister and her husband, Velma and Charles Oertel of Anthon; six grandchildren; and number nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Vester Hayworth; a daughter-in-law, Margie Munsen; and two sisters-in-law, Wilma and Mary Hayworth.  Pallbearers will be David, James and Randal Munsen, Peter Wachtel, Brett Riebesell and John Eblen

OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 3 August 1998:  Vesta Elizabeth Monk, 66, of Lawton died Friday, July 31, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, with Lorna Peters officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Lola Haskins officiating, at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.   Mrs. Monk was born March 6, 1932, in Ute, Iowa, the daughter of Ersel R. and Zida M. (Stephensen) Watt. She graduated from Anthon High School in 1950.   She married Thomas P. Hayworth on June 24, 1950. She was employed as a nurse's aide at the Correctionville (Iowa) Nursing Home for many years. She then returned to Western Iowa Tech Community College and became an licensed practical nurse.  She married Richard J. Monk on June 26, 1972. She was employed at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in the intensive care nursery and was the campus nurse at Western Iowa Tech, retiring in 1993.  She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and playing cards.  Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Karen and her husband, Ted Mammen of Correctionville, Lorna and her husband, Randy Dunkelberger of Hartley, Iowa, and Lois Ouellette of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Kenneth and Marie Hayworth of Correctionville; four stepchildren, Gary Monk of South Sioux City, Deb Van Deiman of Sioux City, Mike Monk and his wife, Patty, of Lincoln, Neb., and Jim Monk of Minneapolis, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and three brothers and their wives, Charles and Donna Watt of Ida Grove, Iowa, Gene and Esther Watt of Prescott, Ariz., and Robert and Norma Watt of Keister, Minn.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ersel; and an infant sister, LaVonne



OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 19 July 1998:  Marvin F. Monk, 72, of Sioux City died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Westlawn Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Emory Vangerpen officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.  Mr. Monk was born Feb 1, 1926, in Oto, Iowa, the son of Clem and Lela (Coon) Monk.  He married Beverly Carlson on Sept. 29, 1973, in Sioux City.  He was employed as a truck driver with American Freight and Hirschback Motor Lines for 45 years, retiring in 1988.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.  He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1973, and enjoyed fishing and playing bingo.  Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dale Dailey and his wife, Arlene, and Gary Dailey and his wife Krys, all of Sioux City and Arnold Dailey of Jacksonville, Fla; six grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Terri Martin of Hamet, Calif; and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Evelyn Hollman; and an infant brother, Aaron.  A memorial fund will be established in his name.

OBITUARY, Sioux City Journal, 15 January 1997:  Lela L. Martin, 92, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, January 14, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Christy Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home with Rev. William F. Skinner, pastor of First Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. (Coon) Martin was born September 13, 1904, in Anthon, IA.  She married Myron Martin in 1936 in Ida Grove, IA.  He died in 1944.  She lived in Anthon, Jefferson, S.D., Oto, IA, and Cherokee, IA, before moving to California for eight years.  She also lived in Washington State.  She moved to Sioux City in 1959.  She worked as a housekeeper in Cherokee and at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center.  She also worked in the shipyards in Washington State.  She managed an apartment in Sioux City.  Mrs. Martin was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Goodwill Auxiliary, the Gospel Mission Auxiliary and the Degree of Honor in Cherokee.  Survivors include 2 sons, Marvin Monk of Jacksonville, FL and Kenneth Martin of Hemet, CA; 2 brothers, John Coon of Bushnell, IL, and Clifford and his wife Lucille Coon of Sioux City; a sister Lucille Dennis of Cushing, IA, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and 3 step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister



Thirteen-Year-Old Boy Dies.

Norman Mansch, 13-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. K. E. Mansch, 2829 Randolph street, died at a hospital early this morning.  About a week ago an operation was performed on the boy’s thigh (Sioux City Journal, 13 Feb, 1916, 16). Wed, 23 Jun 2004 21:43:56 -0700

From: Marty Crull
Updated: 9/14/2014


Russell P. Margeson, a pioneer of Banner township, died on Thursday, 1 November, on his farm near the Banner school house, aged 81 years, 6 months and 10 days. He was born in Passaic County, New Jersey, on April 22 1825. Many years ago he moved west and had long been a resident of Woodbury county. Of his large family of thirteen, seven survive along with his second wife. Funeral services were held in the Lawton Presbyterian Church Friday and were conducted by Rev. A. G. Martyn, who took for his text Revelations 4:1-2. The reverend gentleman paid tribute to the character of the deceased, who for many years had been a member and ruling elder in the Westminster Presbyterian Church near the Kellogg Ranch in Banner township. This patriarch was laid to rest in the hope of immortality. Floral tributes were presented by the Presbyterian congregation and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall.


Sioux Valley News-6 April 1891 Reports reached here Monday morning of the very sudden death of A B MILLER of Anthon. He died Sunday night about 11 o'clock. Mr. MILLER was an old settler of Woodbury Co. and was the owner of the land that now supports the town of Anthon. He was only sick about 15 minutes and died from hemorrhage on the brain. The remains were buried at Rock Branch cemetery.

Correctionville News May 11,1922 Another of Woodbury county's pioneers passed away on Sunday morning at 0ne o'clock, when Mrs. Jane MILLER. affectionately known as "Grandma" Miller, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.O. Goodman at the ripe old age of almost 94. She had been in ill health for about three months. With the burden of her many years she was unable to withstand the after effects of an attack of the influenza and maladies of old age and gradually grew worse. Following the severe sickness of the last week she finally succumbed. Mrs. Miller was one of the real pioneers of this part of the county, living in and around Anthon for fifty three years. The first farm owned in Iowa by the Millers was situated where the town of Anthon now stands. Here she and her husband knew all the hardships of pioneer life. After the death of her husband she made her home with a daughter and two sons at Anthon, and two years ago she came to Correctionville to live with her daughter Mrs. C.O. Goodman.

OBITUARY Jane Bodle was born at Freeport, Indiana, June 21,1828. In the year 1847 she was united in marriage to David Minnear and moved to Ohio ( this is an error-they were married in Ohio and moved to Williamsport, Ind.) To this union one child was born, Mrs. Sarah Thompson. Two years after the death of her first husband, she was united in marriage to A. B. Miller and moved to Iowa where she has made her home for the past 53 years. To this union nine children were born. Four having preceded her to the grave, also her husband in 1891. Those living are A. C. Miller of White City ,Nebr. (White Clay); Mrs. Nettie Heritage of Sioux City; Mrs. C.O. Goodman of Correctionville; Mrs. A .M. C. Thompson ,James and P. L. Miller of Anthon. Grandma Miller departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. O. Goodman at Correctionville,May7, 1922 age 93 years, 10 months and 16 days. The funeral was held in Anthon at the M. E. church Monday afternoon, Rev. Allen Bishop officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. 

There's more to this but the above gives the pertinent facts.

From: Dorothy M Miller 
Sent: Sun 3/4/01 3:19 PM



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