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.

Nattie Brown died

--Nattie I. Brown, daughter of C. H. Brown of Lyle township, died at her home Sunday afternoon of quick consumption. She was born Nov. 27, 1874. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Stanley of Austin at Enterprise school house Monday afternoon. A very large assembly attests the public sympathy for the afflicted family. Mr. Brown's wife died late in the winter and a young son about a year since.

Foster B. Owen obituary

Died: Foster B, Owens at Otranto Station, Iowa, Friday evening, Jan. 24. He has been afflicted for
several years with partial paralysis, which compelled him to leave his farm in the fall of 1888, and
was the final cause of death.

He was a son of Calvin Owens, of Lyle, and was born in northeast New York state, June 30, 1852.
He moved to Minnesota with his parents at the age of four years. May 26, 1874, he was married to
Miss Hattie Strong, at Chautauqua, N. Y. They had three children.

Carrie Belle Clark obituary

--Died, at Lyle, July 13, Carrie Belle Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Pratt, and wife of A. M. Clark. The deceased was born in the town of Austin, May 11, 1866, was married July 29, 1885.

The funeral services were conducted in the Congregational church by Rev. W. E. Stanley of Austin, assisted by Rev. A. P. Rounce of Rose Creek. The interment was at Varco cemetery.

For the third time within as many years Mr. and Mrs. Pratt have been called up on to mourn the loss of children. The sympathy of their large circle of friends is with them in this season of bereavement.

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.

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.

Death of an Old Settler: Samuel Harris


Samuel Harris, an old resident of Lyle township, died at the residence of his son A. W. Harris at Sibley, Iowa, March 1, 1888, at 9:05 pm., aged 80 years, nine months and 18 days.

Mr. Harris was born near Hamilton, Canada, May 12, 1808, had lived on the old homestead in Lyle for twenty years and until about one year ago when he went to Sibley to reside with his son.

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.

Samuel Pinkham suicide


Samuel Pinkham died very suddenly at his home between the Cedar river and and M. & N. W. track, Sunday morning, at half past eleven o'clock. Mr. Pinkham had been a resident of Mower county about twenty years, formerly living in Lyle township. He was about fifty years old and leaves a wife to whom he had been married about two months.

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.

Jacob Hickok obituary

-Jacob Richard Hickok, of the town of Lyle, met his death Saturday morning in a sudden manner. He left home in his buggy in search of a man to assist him in his farm work. Shortly after he was found dead, his body hanging out of the buggy and held by one foot in the foot rest. It is supposed he was taken in a fit and fell out, and was dragged about a mile.

Mr. Hickok was born in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., January 25, 1821, moved to Wisconsin in 1856, and came to Lyle in February, 1884. He leaves one son, Thomas F. Hickok.

Harvey Pratt obituary

-Harvey Pratt, of Lyle township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. M. Dufty, Monday morning.

He was born in Southington, Conn., Feb. 21, 1801. Moved to Ohio when a young man, where he married Miss Sybil Moore, May 12, 1841, who survives him. Mr. Pratt removed to Wisconsin in 1856. He came to the town of Lyle 10 years ago.

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.

Suicide by hanging: Andrew U. Peterson

-SUICIDE BY HANGING.- Last Saturday night, Andrew U. Peterson, hung himself to a tree on his farm, 3 miles east of Lyle village, in Nevada township.

There seems to be no rational cause assigned for the act, as Peterson was well-to-do, and his family relations were always pleasant. He had recently sold his farm, and was to give possession in a few days. It is said he regretted the sale, and that he had to leave the old farm worked upon his mind. This fact, together with intemperate drinking, are the only causes assigned for the act.

Rudell Martin obituary

-Died, on Wednesday eve, Dec. 7, 1881, of double pneumonia, Rudell L. Martin, aged 22 years, 8 months and 21 days.

The deceased had long been a resident of this town, and was well known and respected. His death is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. His merry laugh and genial ways will long be missed in the social circle. We extend to the friends our heart-felt sympathy, in which, we feel assured, we are joined by the community at large.

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.

Eliza Parmenter obituary

--Died, in Lyle, May 11, 1881, Mrs. Eliza Parmenter, aged 67 years, widow of the late Mason Parmenter, who died four years ago. The parents and children were reared in New York state, the family moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1855, and to Austin in 1858. The oldest son died in the army during the rebellion.

Four children survive, James, John E., Mason J., and Sarah, all of whom were present at their mother's death. She was in former years a consistent and worthy member of the Baptist church.