|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1875|
|Death: ||May 16, 1948|
Althought the obituary and the stone both list Thomas' birth year as 1878, earlier primary sources all indicate that he was born in 1875 (1880 census, 1900 census and draft registration card).
From the Tipton Advertiser:
THOMAS R. NEPHEW, ESTEEMED TIPTON MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Funeral services for Thos. R. Nephew, of Tipton, were held Tuesday after, May 18, at 2 o'clock, in the Sheets funeral home, conducted by Rev. Leo G. Wolfe. Interment was in the Masonic Cem. near Tipton.
Thomas Robert Nephew, son of Peter and Louise Nephew, was born Oct. 31, 1878, in Pennsylvania, and passed away May 17, 1948, at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 16 days.
When only a small boy, he moved with his uncle from Pennsylvania to the state of Iowa. Here he made his home with the J.W. Gray family of Springdale, Iowa. In the year of 1900 he was united in marriage to Stella Barkhurst, who preceded him in death in the year of 1926. This young couple established their new home near Springdale. To this union five children were born. After spending a number of years in the Springdale vicinity, he moved to the Hebron neighborhood and later in the year of 1930 he moved to Tipton where he was employed by the Iowa Highway commission.
On March 5, 1935, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Nell Hegarty. Those who mourn the death of Mr. Nephew are: his wife, Mrs. Nell Hegarty; his five children, Harry of Tipton, William of Muscatine, Mary Krummel of Bennett, Anna Wilke of Moline, Ill., and Ruby Shank of Iowa City; also one step-daughter, Betty Drager, and twelve grandchildren, beside many friends.
The casket bearers were Russell Rhoads, Paul Richards, Harry Overman, Henry Ohlinger, Foster Maxson and Elwood Hemingway.
Those attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. William Nephew, Muscatine, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Krummel and family, Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Wilke and family, Moline, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shank and family, Iowa City, Oliver Thomas Nephew, Ames, Mrs. Laura Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gray, West Branch, Harry Mattison and Walter Barkhurst, Atalissa, J.F. Whitmer, Glen Pringle, R. E. Platt and Mrs. Lee Whitmer, Muscatine, W. C. O'Connor, Clyde Hasen and Ray Smith, Davenport, Robert Tutton, Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Moeller and Mrs. Mary Knight, Iowa City.
Relationship to contributor: Great-grandfather.
Estella Viola Barkhurst Nephew (1878 - 1926)*
Harry Edward Nephew (1901 - 1964)*
James William Nephew (1903 - 1984)*
Mary Ellen Nephew Krummel (1905 - 1997)*
Anna Laura Nephew Wilke (1907 - 1992)*
Ruby Louise Nephew Vesely (1910 - 1999)*
Created by: Quietly Resting
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36974814