The funeral of the accident victim was held Monday afternoon at the local United Presbyterian church, with the pastor, the Rev. B.M. Wallace, in charge. Burial was in West Union Cemetery, southeast of town. Pallbearers were Fred Childs, Albert Wulf, Ralph Crawford, J.W. Young, R.P. Young, and James Whannel.
Thomas Dench Parkhouse was born May 6, 1873, on a farm near Traer. He was a son of Thomas and Sarah (Scobel) Parkhouse, who with a brother, Will, preceded him in death.
His boyhood was spent in this community and at the age of 21 he located at Manning, Iowa, making the trip to Manning on a bicycle.
On February 16, 1898, he was married to Pearl Parish, of Manning.
She survives, together with the following children: Ralph Parkhouse, of Maquoketa, Iowa; Harold, of San Diego, California; Lyle and Raymond, of Redfield, Iowa; and Lester and Dorothy at home.
A son, Lloyd, died in infancy. Mr. Parkhouse was in the harness and garage business at Manning for nearly thirty-five years. The family moved from Manning to Redfield, Iowa, living there three years. Two years ago, they moved to Traer, after the death of Will Parkhouse, a brother. Mr. Parkhouse assisted here at times in the Claus Wulf Harness Shop.
The decedent's father, Thomas Parkhouse, died here only a few months ago.
Other surviving near relatives include the following: Charles Parkhouse, a brother, of Redfield; Mrs. John McFarlane, a sister, of Morrisonville, Wisconsin; and Eleanor Parkhouse, of Maquoketa, a grandchild; Will Parkhouse, southeast of Traer, and Charles Parkhouse of Toledo are uncles.
Relatives here for the funeral service Monday, besides the children present, included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parkhouse, of Redfield Mr. and Mrs. McFarlane, of Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parish, of Manning, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. William Rasgorshek, of Omaha, Nebraska.
Mr. Parish is a brother and Mrs. Rasgorshek is a sister of Mrs. Thomas Parkhouse. The decedent was known as a faithful and devoted husband and a kind neighbor and friend. Although the almost total loss of his hearing in the last years of his life was a great handicap, it was one that he bore with smiling fortitude.
Bill to Orren W. and Merlin B. Wyatt for car repairs.
They had a small hospital room before the large concrete Wyatt hospital was built.