Iowa News from C. A. Shanklin Scrapbook 1890s-1950

Linn County, Iowa

Page 4 (1931-1935)

Thanks to researcher & volunteer, Bonnie Mares, for the purchase of an old Iowa scrapbook off eBay.  What a find—so many pre-1950 news items of interest from Linn County, Iowa.  

The old scrapbook inside cover has this inscription from the original owner: 
C. A. Shanklin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Route No. 2
This book is the property of the above address.

[All attempt will be made to identify the newspaper sources & the dates, listing on these pages in chronological order.~Linda Z., transcriber]

Springville New Era, July 1932

Mrs. S. F. Raff received word of the death of her brother, Harry M. Shanklin, on July 4th, at his home in San Diego, California. His death was the result of being horned by a fish on the hand while he was on board his ship at sea. They made record time in getting him to port by blood poison had set in and five of the best coast doctors failed to save his life.

He was born and lived near Waubeek until 25 years ago and his many friends and relatives are sad to hear of his untimely passing. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Irma Peet Shanklin, and one daughter, Doris; two brothers, Urban J. Shanklin of Anamosa and C. A. Shanklin of Cedar Rapids, and one sister, Mrs. S. F. Raff of Springville

Local Mt. Vernon, Iowa, newspaper, sometime after June 1933

Kenneth Kleineck

Funeral services were conducted for Kenneth Kleineck, age 38, on Friday afternoon in the Neff Funeral Home.  Rev. E. T. Gough officiated at the service.  Prof. R. A. Nelson spoke in behalf of the City Council.  Burial was in the Mount Vernon cemetery.  Six men representing the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, of which Mr. Kleineck was a member for seven years, acted as pallbearers.

Kenneth Kleineck, son of the late Wallace Lee Kleineck and Carrie Cordes Kleineck homestead and had resided in Linn county his entire life. Most of his life was spent in Mount Vernon where he was a highly respected citizen.

Mr. Kleineck had been sexton of the Mount Vernon cemetery for five years and was carrying on his duties there when he was stricken.  He was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital, and an emergency operation was performed for gastric ulcer rupture of the stomach, of which he had been a long patient sufferer for many years, which became fatal on Wednesday evening, July 8, after all that human hands could do failed.  Mr. Kleineck was a hard worker, very conscientious and most thoughtful of others in the capacity in which he served.

He was married June 24, 1933, to Mrs. Ola Kleineck, widow of the late Marvin Kleineck, in whose home he lived for several years.  He was kind-hearted and thoughtful of all members of his family in a very modes and quiet way, where his passing will be felt a distinct loss.

Besides his wife, Ola, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Amy Goodlove; a nephew and niece, Robert and Betty Kleineck to whom he served as a father; two nephews, Millard and Lynn Goodlove; and a niece, Mrs. Marjorie Goodlove Delage.

Local newspaper, Aug. 26, 1934

W. E. Carver Funeral Will Be Held Sunday

Funeral services for William Edwin Carver will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home in the old Marion road, 1 1/2 miles west of here. Elder B. F. Marrs of Wewoka, Okla., will be in charge and burial will be in Oak Shade cemetery.

Mr. Carver, 75, pioneer resident of this community, died Thursday at the family home following a long illness. The greater part of his life was spent in this neighborhood, his present home where he had lived for forty-seven years being a part of his father's estate. Youngest son of Henry E. and Kittie Ann Glascoe Carver, he was born Aug. 16, 1859, on a farm near Iowa City. In 1864 the family moved to this community. When a young man he united with the Seventh Day Church of God. He was married Oct. 16, 1882 to Miss Cora Mullin and six children were born to this union. Mrs. Carver died in 1924. He was married to Miss Adelaide Kramer, Feb. 10, 1927.

He is survived by his widow, six children: Hubert E. of Boyd, Tex., Mrs. Myrtle Ford of Ludlowville, N. Y., Mrs Esther Van Horn of Milton, Wis., Victor of Arcadia, Calif. and Carl and Dorothy, at home, one brother, Frank of Marion, and fifteen grandchildren. Two brothers, John and George, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cleveland and Mrs. Emma Fisher, preceded him in death.


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