Monday, November 9, 2009

David N. Loofbourrow, 1871-1942

Daily Iowegian - 4 June 1942
D. N. Loofbourrow Called By Death - Ill Short Time
Well Known Farmer of the Jerome Vicinity
Succumbs After Three Weeks Illness
  David N. Loofbourrow, well known and long time resident passed away at his farm home near Jerome yesterday (Wednesday) June 3, shortly after 1 p.m.
  He had been in his usual state of health until about three weeks ago when he became suddenly ill, and on the advice of his physician, entered St. Joseph's hospital for treatment. When he failed to respond he was taken to his home where he became steadily worse until the time of his passing.
  Those left to mourn his passing are, the wife, a daughter Zelda, who is Mrs. J. W. Workman and lives nearby, and a son, Merle, at home. Also a brother, James, of Plano vicinity and two grandsons. Many neighbors, friends, and other relatives over the county join the immediate family in their sorrow.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Jerome M. E. church, of which Mr. Loofbourrow was a member. Rev. J. A. Wilson will conduct the services with interment in Jerome cemetery.
  David N. Loofbourrow was born 21 September 1871 in Harresburg, Van Buren County, Iowa, son of Wade Loofbourrow and Elizabeth Whitcomb, died 3 June 1942 at his home near Jerome in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  
  He married, first, on 3 February 1892, in Appanoose County, Iowa, Hattie Fry who was born 10 January 1873 in Iowa, daughter of Richard H. Fry and Elizabeth Taylor, died 28 August 1915 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. Child of this union: Zelda Loofbourrow was born on 29 March 1896, married James Wesley Workman, died 19 February 1986, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. 
  He married, second, on 27 March 1917 in Wayne County, Iowa, Essie May Fry Hileman who was born 19 November 1885, daughter of Isaac Fry and Tabitha Brannon, who had married in 1903 Robert Hileman who died 16 January 1912, died 6 March 1975 at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  Child of this union: Merle Loofbourrow was born 6 August 1919, married Helen Link, died 23 June 1999, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. 

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