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

Linn County, Iowa

Page 5 (1936-1940)

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]

Cedar Rapids newspaper, March 30, 1939

Clinton Andrew Shanklin, son of Andrew Thompson and Esther Ann Shanklin was born near Waubeek, Iowa, September 16, 1871, and died in Springville March 23, 1939, after a long illness.  In 1935 he with his wife, went to Fla., hoping the change of climate would benefit his health but instead he gradually grew worse so came back to his native state last November. At the age of 20, he was baptized and united with the Church of God (Seventh Day) accepting the Bible as the only true standard of right living and remaining in that faith till the day of his death.

He was married September 18, 1892, Carrie M. Gregg of Marion and to his union were born eight children, who with the widow survive him, with the exception of Maynard G., the youngest who died at the age of 3 months.  They are: Floyd C.,  of Fla.; Erroll J. of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Ola M. Johnson, of Mt. Vernon; Raymond T. of Ames; and Warren B., Mrs. Esther Johnson and Bayard, all of California.  He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Floy Raff of Springville and a brother, Urban J. of Des Moines; nine grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends who sincerely mourn and miss him.

Funeral services were held at the Hunte funeral home in Springville, Monday afternoon, conducted by Elder C. F. Ladd of Des Moines assisted by Mrs. John Bowdish and Mrs. Ben Shellhammer, who sang three choice selections accompanied by Miss Lenna Whitcomb at the piano. Burial was in the Springville cemetery.

Those coming from out of town to attend the services were:  W. B. Shanklin and Esther Johnson, Calif.; U. J. Shanklin and wife, Des Moines; Mrs. Nellie Gregg, Rhodes; Mrs. Carrie Noble, Tama; Mrs. Lizzie Boltz, Mrs. Sara Ballard, Mrs. Zella Wagner and W. M. Geiger, all of North English; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Shanklin, Paul Shanklin, A. J. Johnson, Warren Johnson, Mrs. Will Rundall, Kenneth Rundall, Mrs. Lillian Easterday, Mr. and Mrs. John Calvert, Mrs. Eileen Gauld, Mrs. Luella Hearne, W. T. Walratle, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wink, all of Cedar Rapids; Lew Jones, Charles City; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carver, Frank Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford and son Layton, Mrs. Ida Michel, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. F. Michel, all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Shanklin, of Viola; Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Kleineck and Mrs. Mable Smith, Mt. Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Ern Rue and Mrs. George Fegan, Anamosa.

We wish to take this way of expressing our thanks for the kindness of friends and neighbors at the time of the loss of our loved husband, father, and brother, and to show our deep appreciation for the beautiful flowers, the expressions of sympathy, and many favors we received in our time of sorrow.
Mrs. Carrie M. Shanklin and children.
Mrs. Floy Raff.
Urban J. Shanklin.

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