August 9, 2002 Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Harold R. Fischer, 74, of Beaverdale Estates died of complications
stroke Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at
Saturday at Westover Funeral Home, with burial at Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Fischer was born in Des Moines and had lived in the Des Moines
most of his life. He was a retired welding inspector with John
Des Moines Works in Ankeny, a Navy veteran of World War II and
of Daylight Masonic Lodge 660. He enjoyed gardening, camping
cribbage. He is survived by three daughters, Bonnie L. Burt,
Johnson, Lauri Long, and a son, Perry A., all of Des Moines; a sister
Gloria Betts of Kansas City, Kan., a brother, Richard “Bud” of Ankeny;
three sisters, Sharon Hilding of Ankeny, Connie Todd of Indianola and
Vivian Whitaker of Polk City; eight grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice.
family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Hersel J. Smith
The Des Moines Register Saturday,September 24, 1988
Hersel J. Smith, 81, of 3028 Scott Ave. died of Parkinson’s diseaase
Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at 1
p.m. today at
Hamilton’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born in Harvey (Iowa) and lived in Des Moines most of
life. He retired from the Iowa Liquor Commission and was a member
Union Park Christian Church and the East High Boosters Club.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie; a daughter, Lola Jane Angell of
Creek Lake; two sons, Hersel Wayne of Urbandale and Ronald Lee of Des
Moines; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call until service time at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the East High Boosters Club.
(From the funeral leaflet: Pallbeares: Todd Smith, Scott Gifford;
Smith; Kelmer Hall; Tim Berry and Harold Fischer. Honrary Pallbeares:
Stanley Wyant; George Nail; Bud Fischer; Clarence Smith; Ike Wyant;
Wilson; Leslie Wilson; Bill Hall; Howard Smith and Larry Smith)
The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
"Services for Isaac Gibson, 89, of 3039 E.
Walnut St., who died Sunday at home, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at
Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will be in a cemetery at Mercer,
Mr. Gibson, a retired farmer, was born in Mercer and lived in Des Moines
40 years. He was a member of Fair Haven Baptist Church, near
Surviving are a son Thomas J. (note: should be T.) of Ankeny; five
daughters, Mrs. Lela Wilson, Mrs. Lena Berry, Mrs. Margaret Fischer
Mrs. Mae Smith, all of Des Moines, and Mrs. Emma Wyant of Leon; 22
grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
(Date of death: 5 Dec 1965)
Lena B. Berry
Publication Date: March 07, 1999
Source: The Des Moines Register
Lena B. Berry, 98, of Parkridge Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, 4755 Parkridge Ave., Pleasant Hill, died of a respiratory
ailment there Friday, March 5th. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday
Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will be at Avon Cemetery. Mrs. Berry,
homemaker, was born in Mercer, Mo., and and moved to Pleasant Hill
year ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Daughters of Union
Veterans. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Hansen, and a son,
Tim , both of Johnston; two sisters, Emma Wyant and Mae Smith, both
Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-grandchild.The family will receive friends one hour prior
services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mary Forbes Angell
Death notice in Newark Evening News Dec. 12, 1945: “ANGELL - Mary
Forbes, on December 10,1945, at her home, 127 Harrison avenue,
Westfield, N.J., beloved wife of Windield T. Angell, mother of Mrs.
G. Conrad; Private First Class Douglas Forbes and Bruce
Service at Gray’s Funeral Home, 318 East Broad street, Westfield, on
Wednesday evening, December 12, at 8:15 o’clock.”
Winfield T. Angell
Obit: "Westfield, New Jersey - Winfield T. Angell, 70, of 440 First
died at home yesterday, (Sept. 7, 1964) following a long illness.
was born in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and prior to coming here 36 years
ago, he resided in New York City. Mr. Angell retired in 1961
serving 32 years with Sears Roebuck Company. He was graduated
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and was a member of the Stamp Club of
Westfield. Mr. Angell is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Schuster
Angell; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia A. conrad of Bismarck, N.D.; two
Bruce also of Bismarck and Douglas of Pleasant Valley Conn. and two
grandchildren. (This is an error, he had 11 grandchildren) Funeral
services will be in Gray's tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Interment will
Restland Memorial, East Hanover, Rev. Frederick L. Van Steen, formar
pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Plainfield will officiate."
Melissa Jane SMALLEY
"Melissa J. Smalley was born in Richland
Co., Ill., March 18, 1850 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles VanCleve of Blakesburg, Ia., March 8, 1920, aged 69 years,
months, 20 days. Jan. 3, 1866 she was united in marriage to Timothy
Gibson and to this union were born 10 children. Her husband,
and one daughter preceded her in death. The surviving children
R. M. Thomas, Geo,. W. and Mrs. G. A. Roland of Des Moines, Mrs. J.
Laws of Stanton, Ia., Mrs. Chas. VanCleve of Blakesburg, Ia., Isaac
Mercer and Mrs. Hattie Whitaker of Los Angeles, Calif. She is
survived by two brothers, Jesse of Ravanna, John of Snyder, Okla.,
sister, Aunt Harriet Combs of Mercer, 35 grandchildren and 6 great
grandchildren. Several years ago she was converted and joined
Christian church and was a member of that church when she died.
services were conducted Mar. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Fair haven church
L. Henry, pastor of the Mercer M. E. Church. Burial was made
Sarah Irena Smith Hall
From the Des Moines Register & Tribune, Des Moines, Iowa
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Irena Hall, 79 of 210 Crocker St. (Des
Moines, Polk County, Iowa) will
be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at Hamilton's Funeral Home. Burial will
Avon cemetery. Mrs. Hall died of a heart attack Saturday at the
a son, Hersel Smith, 3028 Scott St. Mrs. Hall was born in Indiana
was a Des Moines resident 34 years. She was a member of the Methodist
Church at Harvey, where she lived before moving to Des Moines.
surviving are her husband, Henry; two daughters, Mrs. Sula Nail, Harvey;
Mrs. Hazel Hall of Des Moines; four other sons, Cleo Smith, Lloyd Smith,
Percy Smith and Vernon Hall all of Des Moines; a brother Leonard Loonis,
Glenwood MO.; 30 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Thomas "Tim" Gibson
Publication Date: September 02, 1995
Source: The Des Moines Register
Obituary: Thomas "Tim" Gibson, 93, of Crown Point, Ind., died of a
ailment Thursday, Aug. 31st at Lutheran Home there. Graveside services
are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.
Gibson was born in Mercer, Mo., and moved to Indiana 10 years ago from
Des Moines. He retired as a construction foreman for Iowa State
University Farm Service. Surviving are his wife, Maisie; a daughter,
Norma Eugene Teeter of Crown Point; sisters Emma Wyant of Altoona and
Lena Berry and Mae Smith, both of Des Moines; two grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be
to Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministry in Ankeny.
Obituary of Timothy Gibson. "Timothy Gibson was born January 16,1846,
near Oberlin, Ohio. He moved to Dubuque county, Iowa, in 1850
and a few
years later to Mercer County, Mo. For the past few years he has
in Ottumwa and Des Moines, Iowa. He was married to Melissa J.
January 3, 1867 and to this union a large family of children were born.
He died at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25, 1914, of heart trouble
and dropsy. At the time of this death he was 68 years, 6 months
nine days old. All his life he was an energetic, hard working
was especially fond of his help-mate and children and no event gave
so much pleasure as to" (balance unreadable)
Obituary for Timothy Gibson "DEATH GALLS TIMOTHY GIBSON. End
Former Mercer Countyan at Des Moines-- Deceased Was a Pioneer of this
County. The death of Timothy Gibson, a former well known resident
Mercer county, occurred at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25, 1914,
and the remains, accompanied by relative and friends from Des Moines
Ottumwa were brought to Mercer Saturday and laid to rest in the
Lowry-Snyder Cemetery, four miles east of town. Timothy Gibson
January 16, 1846 near Oberlin, Ohio. He moved to Dubuque county,
in 1850, and a few years later to Mercer county, Mo. For the
years he has lived at Ottumwa and Des Moines, Iowa. He was married
Melissa Smalley January 3, 1867, and to this union a large family of
children was raised. At the time of his death he was sixty-eight
six months and nine days old. All his life he was an energetic,
working man. He was especially fond of all his children and proud
them. No event gave him so much pleasure as to have all his children
together at their home. He was a kind and indulgent husband and
and a neighbor to be proud of, always willing and anxious to render
service possible to help others along. He is survived by his
the following children: Mrs. R. C. Thomas, Ottumwa, Ia., George, Isaac
and Clint Gibson and Mrs. G. A. Roland, Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Chas.
VanCleve, Blakesburg, Ia., Mrs. J. W. Laws, Princeton, Mo., Mrs. Hattie
Whittaker, Los Angeles Calif., the funeral being attended by all the
children except Mrs. Whittaker. He is also survived by one brother,
C. Gibson, of Fallon, Montana, thirty-one grand children and three
grand children. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian
at Mercer by Rev. Charles Hickman, at 2 o'clock Saturday after which
interment was had at the Lowry-Snyder Cemetery, attended by a large
concourse of relatives and friends. Truly one of our good old
citizens has passed away.