David H. Ware Obituary, 1924

The following article appeared in the April 10th, 1924 issue of the New Market Herald newspaper, published at New Market, IA.


Burial services for the late David H Ware, pioneer resident of this section, were held Tuesday afternoon at New Market, the Rev. Osborne officiating. Interment was in the Memory Cemetery.


The deceased has made his home with his son, William A Ware South of Shenandoah, since last October when he returned from Meridian, Idaho where he had been with his daughter, Mrs. Grace McFarland. His death occurred Sunday at the hospital in Hamburg where he was taken a few days previously in hops for some relief from his serious illness of several weeks duration.


”David H Ware was born at Bourbon County, Kentucky, March 1st, 1835 and passed away Sunday, April 6th, at Hamburg, Iowa. Death was due to a light stroke of paralysis and complications of old age. He being eighty-one years of age, one month and six days at the time of his demise.


Mr. was married November 5th, 1861 to Miss Mary Louise Stark and to this union eight children were born, four of whom died in early youth. Mrs. Ware preceded  her husband in death in August, 1902. Mr. Ware is survived by three sons, William A Ware of Shenandoah, Charles J Ware of Kansas and John R Ware of New Market and one daughter, Mrs. Grace McFarland of Meridian, Idaho.”

Note: From reading between the lines of several paper articles I have found, David H Ware became quite successful at farming, owned several acres of land in Iowa and was involved in the small town of Memory being moved  down the road from Page County to just across the county line of Taylor County, to a place they named Newmarket (the town was originally written as one word, then became known later as New Market, two words). David H apparently owned land where New Market was built and records reveal that he sold the lot to a telephone company for the grand sum of $59 for the towns first communications telephone company building. He evidently sold lots to other business there also. I guess you call him a speculator as was Jasper Anderson Ware of Wildwood. I speculate and believe that his trips to visit his surviving daughter and sons was to possibly distribute his wealth and give his children their inheritance while he was still alive. He was living with son William, John R was nearby, then he traveled to see 3 more children. When John R’s wife Maggie died in Missouri in 1912, he went back to Iowa and lived with his uncle William also for a while before he purchased a nearby farm. I’m sure David H had something to do with John R purchasing that farm as I doubt John R had enough money purchase it.


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