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Submitted by Jill O'Neall Ching:

Source: Bloomfield News (Indiana) Friday, January 5, 1906, page 4, col. 1 and 2



At 10 o'clock Tuesday morning John H.B. O'Neall, a respected citizen of this place, passed away after being confined only a few days of pneumonia. He contracted a cold Thanksgiving day from which he never recovered, but he refused to give up till last Thursday when he left the store-where he was employed, went to his home and it was soon found that his condition was serious. He grew rapidly worse till death came to relieve his sufferings. He was born in Cass township, December 1, 1839; died January 2, 1906; aged 66 years, 1 month and 1 day. He was twice married. His first wife was Susan C. Dyer, to whom he was married March 1, 1866. Of this union two sons - Will and Charles - survive. They live at Chicago and arrived here thirty minutes after their father's death. February 9, 1882, he was again united in marriage, this time to Arlena Carroll, and she with four sons and one daughter survive.

During the Civil War he was a gallant soldier, serving nearly four years as a member of Company I, 4th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. He was with Gen. Wilson's command at the capture of Jeff Davis and it always gave him pleasure to recount to his friends how comical Mr. Davis looked while disguised in female attire. He served as deputy sheriff under Daniel M. Bynum for two terms and for one tern under Sheriff Joe Sexson. To accept the above position he removed to Bloomfield in 1876 and resided here continuously until his death. He had been a faithful employe in a number of stores and for the past ten or twelve years he had been employed at the hardware store where he kept on working till within six days of his death.

He was strictly honest, honourable in all his dealings and commanded the respect of every one with whom he came in contact. The funeral services were held from the family residence this (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A.K. Price, and the remains laid to rest in the Bloomfield cemetery. The entire community extends its sympathy to the family in its sudden bereavement.

Submitted by: Jim O'Neall oneallj@ncn.net This obit is for Jemima O'Neall Ewoldson my great aunt. Obituary, Sheridan Wyoming Newspaper - April 1932


"Mrs. Jemima Ewoldson Succumbs After Long Illness" Jemima O. Ewoldson, wife of C. P. Ewoldson, prominent Big Goose rancher, died at the home of her son, Archie Ewoldson, 433 West Works street here, early Saturday morning following a long illness. She was 60 years old.

One of the best known rural residents of Sheridan county, Mrs. Ewoldson had moved to Sheridan only recently to be at her son's home. Mr. and Mrs. Ewoldson have made their home in this region for the past 35 years. One of the largest rural schools in the county, the Ewoldson school on Big Goose, is named after the family.

Mrs. Ewoldson was born on June 23, 1871 in Clark county, Iowa. In addition to her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neall of Osceola, Iowa, four sons, five sisters and four brothers. The sons are Marvin Ewoldson, Thomas B. Ewoldson, Archie Ewoldson and Calvin B. Ewoldson all of Sheridan. A fifth son, Homer, died in 1912.

The sisters are Mrs. Phoeba Blake Holcomb of Denver, Mrs. Irene Watson of Sheridan, Mrs. Cora Watson, Mrs. Sophia Cox and Mrs. Ruth Harris, all of Osceola. The brothers are W. C. O'Neall, P. J. O'Neall, T. B. O'Neall and G. W. O'Neall, all of Osceola. five grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Ewoldson was a member of Naomi chapter No. 2, O.E.S.; Diamond lodge No. 8 of the Rebecca order, the American Legion auxiliary and the Infant Welfare club.

The Ewoldson family came to Sheridan from Osceola on March 22, 1897, and settled first on a ranch on Little Goose. Later they moved to the present ranch on Big Goose in 1902.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Champion's drawing room.

This is for her son Homer.

Obituary, Osceola Iowa Newspaper


This is for her son Homer.
Obituary, Osceola Iowa Newspaper

Homer Ewoldson, seventeen years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clouse Ewoldson, passed away at his home in sheridan Wyo., Sunday, February 11th. Death was caused from blood poisoning which resulted from frozen feet.

Mr. and Mrs. Ewoldson are former residents of this county, living in Liberty township but moved away from here about sixteen years ago. Mrs. Ewoldson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. O'Neal. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends here.

This is James Madison O'Neall's son James Wilfred O'Neall Obituary

James Wilfred O'Neall

James Wilfred O'Neall was born in Clarke County, Iowa, on October 24, 1877, and passed quietly away August 11, 1957, in the Harkin hospital at Osceola, Iowa. He had reached the age of 79 years, 9 months and 18 days.

He was one of four children of James M. and Olivia O'Neall. His father, mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Maude O. Coppock and Mrs. Anna Schrader, preceeded him in death. In May, 1953, he suffered a stroke. This made him a near invalid and the past two years he has been completely helpless.

During his early manhood the family moved to southern Missouri wher he met and married Ludia Elliott. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Merrill A. Porter and Mrs. Tom Gibson of Creston, and one son, Hugh W. O'Neall of Afton.

In 1916 the family moved to a farm near Creston where he became a member of the Valley Chapel Methodist church. He enjoyed singing in the choir. He served as a member of the board of trustees for several years. He has been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for about 45 years. In 1950 he retired from active farming and in 1953 he moved to Afton where he resided until his passing. On October 21, 1956 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his devoted wife, his two daughters Beth and Beulah, and one son Hugh; a sister Mrs. Birdie O. Wright of Oklahoma City, Okla., ten grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a faithful and devoted husband, a loving father and a good neighbor. His many friends will remember his cheerful disposition and his merry whistle.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Crouse of Massena, formerly of Afton, at the Methodist church in Afton.

Vocal music was furnished by LuVerne Jackson of Afton. Mrs. Ronald Courtright of Ida Grove accompanied him and furnished instrumental music.

He was laid to rest in Greenlawn cemetery at Afton.


homas Benton O'Neall was born in Greene county, Indiana, August 24, 1840, and departed this life November 25, 1913, at his home in Liberty township, aged seventy three years, three months, one day. He came to Clarke county, Iowa, February 20, 1868, and was married to Miss Elizabeth Binkerd May 19, 1869, and located at his present home having continually resided there since, a period of forty-four years. He has one living sister, Mrs. Rhoda Booth, residing at Beaconsfield, Iowa, who was present during his sickness and came shortly after his death.

He was the father of twelve children; Eliza E. and Elizabeth died in infancy, Mrs. Jemima Ewoldson resides at Sheridan, Wyo., Mrs. Phoeba Blake at Central city, Neb., Mrs. Irene Watson at Dayton, Wyo., W. C. and P. J., G. W. and T. B. Jr., Mrs. Cora Watson, Mrs. Sophia Cox and Miss Ruth all of clarke county, and all of whom were present at the funeral; also an orphan boy, Mr. R. T. Tinder of Chariton, Iowa, whom he raised from childhood was present. there are sixteen grandchildren.

Mr. O'Neall was justice of the peace for a period of eight years. He was a kind and loving father and husband, an accommodating neighbor and an upright and honorable citizen. Among the early settlers he won to himself many friends in the pioneer days and all over the county was known and honored for his integrity and friendliness. He will be missed not only by his beloved companion, his children and grandchildren but also by the community in which he lived so long.

The funeral services took place at his late home on Thanksgiving Day, the Rev. Mr. Saxe of the Osceola Presbyterian church preaching the sermon. Interment at the Liberty cemetery.



Services for Elizabeth O'Neall, pioneer Clarke county woman, were held from the Webster Funeral Home in Osceola Monday afternoon. She died at the home of her daughter, Ruth O. Harris of Woodburn, Friday, May 23, being at the time of her death 89 years, 3 months and 11 days.

The daughter of Judith and John Binkerd, Mrs. O'Neall was born in Mt. Pleasant in 1852 and her passing was the last of her family. Mr. O'Neall died on November 25, 1913.

Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. O'Neall, three of whom preceeded their mother. They were Elizabeth and Electa who died in infancy and Jemima Ewoldson of Sheridan, Wyo. who died April 29, 1932.

Surviving are: Phoeba Holcomb of Denver, Colo., W. C. of Osceola, Cora B. Watson of Osceola, Irene Watson of Sheridan, Wyo., P. J. of Grand River, Sophia Cox of Concord, Calif., T. B. of Osceola, Deo. W. of Osceola, and Ruth O. Harris of Woodburn.

Besides caring for the large family of her own, she took two granddaughters and an orphaned boy into her home, where they grew to man and womanhood. The grandchildren are Lena Beymer of Murray and Irma Sams of Marshalltown. The other is Reuban Tinder of Ottumwa. In failing health for the past year Mrs. O'Neall made her home with her daughter where she was tenderly cared for during her declining months.

Grandsons were pallbearers at the services where Rev. F. C. McCallon officiated. Interment was in the Liberty cemetery.

My Grandfather

Obituary -

P.J. O'Neall, 78 year old life time resident of Clarke county, died Saturday, July 7, 1962 at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, July 9 at the Watts-Soll Funeral Home in Murray with Rev. Walter Williams, pastor of the Murray Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the Murray Cemetery. The son of Thomas and Elizabeth O'Neall, he was born Aug. 10, 1883, in clarke County. He was educated in the Clarke county Schools and had been a farmer in the Murray area all of his life.

On March 16, 1904, he was united in marriage to Cora McCarty and they were the parents of 12 children. Mr. O'Neall was a member of the Murray Masonic Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his widow, 12 sons and daughters, Harold of Plover, Mrs. Robert (Twyla) Gore of Morris, IL., Herman of Murray, Donald of Grand River, Mrs. Gerald (Lucille) Baughman of Grand river, Glen of Havelock, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Booth of Thayer, Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) Dugger of Murray, Dean of Smithshire, IL., Dale and Tom of Grand river and Robert of Kansas city, MO.; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Holcomb of Aurora, CO., Mrs. Irene Watson of Sheridan, WY., Mrs. Sophia Squire of Denver, CO., and Mrs. Ruth Harris of Woodburn; two brothers, William of Osceola and George of Denver, CO.

My Father


Harold O'Neall, 71 died at the Pocahontas Community Hospital Friday June 11, 1996. Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the United Presbyterian Church with burial in Powahatan Cemetery near Plover. Friends may call at Powers Funeral Home Sunday at 8 p.m.

Surviving are the widow, Helen; sons James and Richard, both of Pocahontas; daughters: Mrs. Robert Horsman, Laurens; and Mrs. Orville Mankle, Sargent, Nebraska; 14 grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. Twyla Gore, Morris, Illinois; Mrs. Lucille Baughman and Mrs. Helen Dugger, both of Murray, and Mrs. Mary Booth, thayer; brothers: Herman, Murray; Donald, Grandriver; Glen, Havelock; Tom, Grand River; Dean, Roseville, Illinois; Dale, Murray, and Robert, Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. O'Neall was born at Osceola and attended school near Murray. He moved to the Plover area in 1928 and married Helen Buck in 1929 at Laurens. They resided at Plover until moving to Pocahontas about a year ago. Mr. O'Neall served as mayor of Plover for a number of years and served as elder in the United Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by Marjorie O'Neal Yandell van@ziggycom.net
Area: Crittenden County, Kentucky

Newspaper: The Crittenden (Kentucky) Press

On Thursday, August 12th., 1915 the grim reaper, death, visited the neighborhood of Mt. Zion and claimed as its own, the life of one dear friend and neighbor, P.H. O'Neal. The cause of his death was inflammation of the kidneys.

Uncle Hise, as he was known by everyone-was sixty-four years, two months and three days old. He was born June 9th, 1851. He professed faith in Christ in early manhood, and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Piney Fork, where he remained a faithful member until August 15th, 1902, he united with the Baptist church at Baker and remained a faithful member until God claimed him as His own.

On November 23rd, 1871, he was married to Miss Sarah Josephine Asher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Asher. She preceded him to the grave ten years ago.

To this union were born nine children; four sons and five daughters. All of whom survive except one daughter, who died in infancy. They are: Mrs.Doss Conger, of near Marion; Mrs. Jesse Phelps, of Providence; Mrs. Lester Brantley, of near Blackford; and Mrs. Jesse Cain, of Herrin, Ill; and Messrs. Will, Jim, Nilus and Curtis O'Neal, all of the Mt. Zion and Baker sections, also fourteen grandchildren. All of the children were at his bedside at the time of his death except one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Cain, who was not here on account of her own ill health.

Uncle Hise was only sick a few days. He was living at the home of his son, Nile, at the time of his death. He will be greatly missed by all. He was a good, kind and loving father, and to know him was to love him. He always made everyone feel welcome who entered his home. He always had a bright smile or kind word for everyone he met.

Every thing was done that loving hands could do but God side, "It is enough, come up higher." His will be done-not ours. Dear loved ones he cannot come back to you, but you can go to him. His life is ended upon this earth; his sweet voice is hushed in death; all that is mortal of him whom we love, is now mingled with the dust; he has left behind an influence; he has borne away a sweet character. Our joy is not in his talent but is the belief that he lived to glorify God.

Now, we loved Uncle Hise, but God loved him more and now that his life which scattered so much sunshine has gone to shine more beautifully on the other side, may it prove a beacon light to land the children and loved ones on the other shore and from an unbroken family in the land of happiness and perpetual sunshine radiant from the throne of God.

His remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery beside that of his wife, where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered. Rev. U.G. Hughes, of Marion, conducted the funeral services. Goodbye Uncle Hise, goodbye, 'til we join you in that fair clime. God bless and comfort the bereaved ones.

His friend, Beatryce Crisp

Another in the same family:

Mr. Wm. Asher, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Crittenden County, died Tuesday evening April 5th at the home of his son, Mr. J.D. Asher, in Marion, at the advanced age of 84 years.

Mr. Asher was the oldest Mason in the county, by which order he was buried at the old family graveyard at Repton yesterday. Mr. Asher was a grand old christian gentleman, of the old time Kentucky type and was loved and honored by all who had ever known him.

Another obit from the same family:

Mrs. Malvina Ann Asher, Relict of the late Squire William H. Asher, died at her home on Morganfield road in the suburbs of this city Friday, Dec. 9th, 1910, in her seventy-eighth year.

Mrs. Asher was sick only a few days of penumonia to which her frail body was an easy victim. She was up and well as usual on Monday before her death, and attended as was her custom and pelasure to her household duties. Since the death of her husband only a few months ago she had lived at her home alone except for the company of her little grandchild, a daughter of Sam D. Asher, her youngest son.

Mrs. Asher was a daughter of Samuel Crider, one of the county's most respected citizens in his day and a member of the large family of that name in this vicinity. Denton E. Crider, of Piney, is her only surviving brother or sister all the others having preceded her to the grave. She is survived by eight children as follows: Mrs. Nancy O'Neal of Baker; Mrs. Mary Samuel, of Repton; Mrs. R.H. Thurman, of Blackford; Mrs. W.D. Lamb of Iron Hill; Mrs. E.H. Newsom, of Portales, New Mexico; Mrs. Alvah Newcom, or Weston; J.D. Asher, of this city, and S.D. Asher, of Shady Grove.

She was born June 19th, 1832, married March 21st, 1849, died Dec. 9th, 1910. The funeral was preached at Repton Saturday at 12 o'clock by Rev. W.T. Oakley and the interment took place there at 1 o'clock and her remains were laid to rest bside those of her husband and other loved ones who are buried there. Mrs. Asher was a member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian church and had been for many years, and was a womn of pure character and high principles, much beloved by all who knew her.

Another O'Neal obituary from Crittenden, Kentucky:

Sarah Josephine O'Neal, wife of Hise O'Neal, in the neighborhood of Baker school house died Tuesday morning, August 8th., at 7 o'clock, of stomach trouble, with which she was afflicted for a year or more.

She was born Oct. 17th., 1853, making her age at the time of her death 51 years and 10 months, lacking a few days. She left eight children, three at home and five married. She was a christian for many years and belonged to the Baptist church at Baker. The interment took place there Thursday and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Mrs. O'Neal was the third child of Squire W.H. Asher and wife of this city, and her ged parents are bowed with frief at their affliction.
She was married Nov. 23rd., 1871, to P.H. O'Neal, who survives with eight children as folows: Mrs. Clara Conger, Crooked Creek; Will O'Neal, farmer; Nile O'Neal, farmer; Curtis, Bertha, and Nonie O'Neal, at home; Mrs. Mary Phelps, of Wheatcroft; and James O'Neal of Mattoon; all of whom are good citizens and to whom the Press extends sympathy in their great loss.

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