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Joda M. Emerson

Submitted December 23 2008 by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat
January 23, 1936

Joda M. Emerson

Joda Emerson, well known citizen of Rupert, died at his home at 8 o’clock Sunday night, following an illness of several months duration. Interment was in the cemetery near his home Tuesday morning. Lack of necessary data prevents us giving a more extended notice in this week’s issue.


January 30, 1936--J. M. Emerson

J. M. Emerson, aged 67, died at his home near Rupert at 8 o’clock Sunday night, January 10th, following an illness of two years duration. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove cemetery near his home Tuesday funeral services being conducted at the home by Rev. McDonald and at the grave by Miss Kissinger. Mr. Emerson was born and reared in the northwest part of Van Buren County where his entire life was spent. He was married to Miss Amanda Henley in the early manhood, they rearing a large family. He was a farmer by occupation and a good and upright citizen. He is survived by his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Martha Stobaugh of Clinton, Mrs. Leona Hall of Glenwood, Mrs. Pearl Pack of Dabney, Mrs. Grace Beverage of Muskogee, Okla., Mrs. Essie McCormac of Wynn, Misses Wilma and Penzel, and Mrs. Viva Reeves all of Rupert; two sons, Frank of Copeland and Elda of Rupert, 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.