Obituary Record

Peter S. Chenoweth
Died on 11/21/1912
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Three newspaper articles

# 1 - - Published in the Pilot, November 27, 1912


Peter S. Chenoweth died at his home in this city at 4:15 last Thursday afternoon, of paralysis. He suffered the first severe stroke about three years ago and the last one about two weeks previous to his death, which left his whole left side completely paralyzed.

The funeral was held at the house at 2 o’clock Saturday and was under the direction of John A. Dix Post, of which he was an honored member. Rev. Chas. P. Lang conducted the service assisted by Rev. G. W. Stansbury.

Mr. Chenoweth was born in Dart County, Ohio, March 17th, 1844 and when still a youth moved with his parents to Red Oak, Ia., in 1859. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the 8th Iowa Cavalry and served for nearly three years, seeing much hard service during the time. One brother died in Andersonville prison and another brother fell at Missionary Ridge, but he escaped without serious injury.

On May 19th, 1872 he married Miss Emma Child, at Red Oak, Ia., and they made their home there for many years. They lived in Kansas for a time, going from there to Idaho, where his brother lives. Not being able to care for irrigated land they came to this city and bought a farm out southwest of town. They had been here but about three months when the first stroke of apoplexy made farming impossible so they moved to town. They had no children of their own, but they took a little nephew when he was only sixteen months old and he has been like a son to them. He is now about sixteen years of age and will now be a great comfort to his aunt. Besides them, are left an aged sister, Mrs. Martha Flood, of Red Oak, and a brother, Timothy, of Garden Valley, Idaho.

Mr. Chenoweth was a member of the Methodist Church and lived a clean, conscientious Christian life, an honor to his church, the community in which he lived, and the country he loved and offered his life in defense of.

# 2 - - published in the Blair Democrat November 18, 1912

Peter S. Chenoweth was born on March 17, 1844, in Dart County, Ohio and passed from this life November 21, 1912, at his home in Blair. His youth was spent in Ohio, and he came to Red Oak, Iowa in 1859. He answered the call to arms and enlisted in the 8th Iowa Cavalry and served nearly three years, and saw much hard service. Andersonville claimed one of his brothers by the trying ordeal of starvation, and a second brother bravely fell at Missionary Ridge. The loss of these two heroic brothers was his constant thought. On May 19, 1872, he married Miss Emma Child at Red Oak, Iowa, and this happy pair professed Christianity, and joined the Methodist Church during their courtship. Providence left them childless. The happy pair spent several years in the west, but three years ago located in Blair, and have many friends during their brief stay.

He leaves a bereaved widow, an aged sister, Mrs. Martha Flood, at Red Oak, Iowa and a brother Timothy, in Idaho. He was an honored member of the G.A.R. Post, and lived the life of a heroic Christian soldier, as he was a defense for the Union in wearing the blue.

The funeral was from the home on Saturday, Nov. 23, under the direction of the G.A.R. and Rev. Chas. Lang assisted by Rev. G. W. Stansbury. Interment in the Blair Cemetery.

#3 Chenelworth, Peter S., 68

Died 21 November 1912

Burial in Blair Cemetery

Published in Blair Tribune on 27 November 1912

Veteran-Civil War

Peter S. Chenelworth died at his home in this city, on Thursday, Nov. 21, 1912, aged 68 years.

The deceased was born March 17, 1844, and was married at an early age to Miss Emma Child, of Red Oak, Iowa, who survives him. His death was caused by trouble incident to old age and to hardships he endured as a soldier. He served his country in the Civil War, enlisting in Co. B., Eighth Iowa Cavalry, and was mustered out at the close of the war.

Besides his wife, there survives him a sister, Mrs. Martha Flood of Red Oak, Iowa, and one brother, Timothy Chenelworth, who resides in Idaho. Rev. C. P. Lang had charge of the funeral, assisted by Rev. Stansbury and interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

Note: Name is spelled Chenoweth on Find a Grave # 57412107, Blair Cemetery.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 11/27/1912