Woodbury cemetery

Grace M. Prouty, 95, dies in Mable

RESTON -- Grace M. Prouty, 95, a former area farm homemaker, died Wednesday (Feb, 2, 1994) at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Grace M. Williams was born Nov. 28, 1898, in Lyle, attended Lyle schools and graduated from Lyle High School. On April 8, 1923, she married Charles H. Prouty in Lyle. They lived in Austin and farmed in the Pine Island area before moving to Preston in 1945. Her husband died Dec. 4, 1979. Mrs. Prouty lived in Canton from 1983 until entering the nursing home Apri1 18, 1986. She was a member of the Lyle Willing Workers and Henrytown Lutheran Church.

Ann Elizabeth Goslee obituary

GOSLEE - In the town of Lyle Saturday, April 18, 1891, Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Goslee, wife of Timothy F. Goslee, aged 56 years. Ann E. Watkins was born in Lladenbaden, Radnen Shire, North Wales, October 15, 1834. She came to the United States in 1845, and to Minnesota in 1856. She united with the Methodist church in 1863, and continued a faithful member of that denomination until her death. She leaves two sons, Wilbour C. and G. S. Goslee. She has been a resident of Lyle for the past thirty years and was highly regarded by all who knew her.

Zillah Goslee obituary

-- Died in London township last Wednesday evening of cancer, Mrs. Zillah T. wife of James H. Goslee, aged 53 years. She was the daughter of Rev. Alanson Beach of Lyle. She was born and reared in New York state and came with her folks to Mower County in Nov. 1856. About two years later she was married to Mr. Goslee. She had two children, only one of whom, Henry, is now living. Funeral services were held at the house Friday morning by Rev. Gilberson, of Lyle.

Another Pioneer Gone: Nelson Clark

Another Pioneer Gone

Nelson Clark, of Otranto, died at the residence of his son in Lyle village, last Friday morning. H was 72 years old last May. He was born and reared in Chatauqua (sic) county, N. Y. At an early day he came west to Wisconsin, removing thence to Missouri. He came with his family to Otranto about 19 years ago. He was widely known in the vicinity of the state line. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, of this city, at Minnereka, Sunday noon. A very large number of friends was present.

Van Camp died from railroad accident

Most of your readers have heard of the death of Van Camp. He and two other men were in the act of replacing the trucks under a car when the support gave way and his head was caught between the axle of the trucks he was moving and the step of the car. The top of his head was completely severed. It was a very sad affair. The afflicted ones have the sympathy of all. His family have returned to their home in Otranto. What a sad home. No life insurance or pecuniary appropriation from the company can compensate for the loss they have sustained.

Lyman St. John died

Lyman St. John, one of the old settlers of Lyle died at his old home Tuesday May 8. The funeral services were held at the house and his remains were buried in Woodbury cemetery Friday May 11. Mr. St. John was over 80 years of age and had been a resident of Lyle for many years. He leaves many friends and relatives in that vicinity.

George Sharp obituary

Another Old Resident Gone.

George Sharp residing on the Monroe Peck place in Austin township died of typhoid pneumonia on Sunday Sept. 11. He had been ailing for two or three weeks and was taken worse Saturday night and passed suddenly away. He was 39 years of age, had resided in Mower county about twenty years. His wife was a daughter of Mr. Lang of London township. He was a member of the Lyle Masonic Lodge and belonged to the Austin Masonic relief association. Mr. Sharp was a man well liked by his neighbors and in his death the community loses a good citizen.

Edgar Smith obituary

Gone to Rest.

Edgar Smith died at Lyle, Thursday, July 28, aged between 70 and 80 years, and was buried Saturday at 10 o'clock. Mr. Smith was an old settler in the county, setting at Lyle years ago. He afterwards moved to Austin where he resided until last spring, when he returned to his farm at Lyle. Verily, the scythe of time is performing its work slow but sure, and the old settlers are being removed from our midst one by one, never to return. May peace be with his ashes.

Christina Loomis obituary

--Died, in the town of Lyle, Friday night, July 27, Mrs. Christina, relict of Rev. S. Loomis, aged 27 years. Mrs. Loomis was born in Penn., but when very young moved to Ohio. She was married when 19 years old at Wooster, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis lived 12 years in Indiana and 27 years ago came to Lyle. Mr. Loomis died some 20 years ago from disease contracted in the army service.

O. B. Dearborn obituary

-- O. B. Dearborn of Lyle township, died last Sunday morning. Mr. Dearborn was a very fine young man, and highly respected by a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by a Universalist minister from Osage. He was buried, with Masonic honors, in the cemetery near Mr. Beach's.

Nancy Kilgore obituary

-Mrs. Nancy Kilgore, widow of the late T. S. Kilgore, departed this life after a brief but severe illness July 24, 1881.

Mrs. K. was born in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 28, 1818. Her health was imperfect for many years, yet she was able to discharge her household duties and to care for her family which she loved with sincerest devotion. An excellent wife and mother and a true friend, she has gone from her material surroundings to the companionship of husband and friends who had gone before, and who came, to receive and convoy her to the land of the blest.

Wilder Will Be Buried at Lyle


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Banker and Manufacturer Dies at Minnetonka Home

Funeral services for Alanson B Wilder, 70, Minneapolis banker and manufacturer who died early Sunday at his Lake Minnetonka home, will be at Scottish Rite temple Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with interment at Lyle, Minn., where Mr. Wilder was born in 1864.

David West obituary


At his home at Otranto Station, Iowa, Wednesday evening April 6, 1898, of Bright's disease, David West, aged 75 years.

He was born in Stockton, Chatauqua county, New York, four miles northeast of Lake Chatauqua, March 9, 1823. he grew up there, receiving a common school education. He was married about the year 1844 to Miss Harriet Woodworth, a native of the same county. There the three children, Charles L., Jeannette, and James E. were born.

Donna Rae Hotson obituary



Donna Roe, the little twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Hotson was born Jan. 5th, 1918, and died April 16th, 1919, aged 15 months and 11 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her father, mother, a brother Dale, a sister Wilma, and her little twin brother, Dean Richard. She had been in perfect health, but an attack of heart failure rendered all human aid unavailable, and the suddenness of this sad bereavement has brought a sorrow to the family and the community that only time and faith in the Higher life can heal.

Christian Hildebrand obituary



The remains of the late C. A. Hildebrand were brought to Lyle from Minneapolis last week Friday, and laid to rest in the family lot in Woodbury Cemetery. The funeral was held in the Congregational church, being in charge of Rev. Jackson of Mason City, a former pastor and friend of the family. The services were attended by friends and former as socialites, and as a token of respect the business places were closed during the hour of service.