Obituary for Joseph Renfrow as right. Note the mention of his aged sister still alive (& presumably in contact): Mrs. Sue Hendrix of Golden City MO. I also have a copy of an obituary for his wife, Laura (Crawford) Renfrow, which is not so readable, so I have transcribed it as follows:
Mrs. Jos. Renfrow
Laura Alice Crawford was born in Menard Co. Illinois Oct.l 4th 1860 and died in the Ashbury hospital at Minneapolis on the 4th of Sept. 1914 at the age of 53 yrs. and 11 months. She was united in marriage to Joseph Renfrow Jan 5th 1880 at Knoxville Ia. to this union were born nine children, one only, having preceded the mother to the land of rest. The departed will ever be remembered as a devoted Christian having been converted in her girlhood and become a church member soon after. At the time of her death she was an active member of the Turtle Lake M.E. church and, one whose christ- ...the changing scenes of home and life. Mrs. Renfrow came with her husband and children in the spring of 1902 to make her new home in McLean Co. N.D. where she has lived until her death. A kind and loving wife, a devoted mother and a helpful neighbor, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her, she passed to the great beyond after a lingering illness of about one yar. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, five sons Lewis Willis, Ernest, Harry and Walter and three daughters Minnie, Edna and Blanche. Her sunny nature and winning smile were characteristic of her last illness as of her life and when we gazed for the last time on her form cold in death we said she is not dead but asleep in Jesus.
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