Newspaper:Akron "Register-Tribune." Plymouth Co., Iowa.
Publication Date:February, 1929.
OBITUARY OF SHERMAN SAYLES
"John Sherman Sayles, youngest son of William and Albina [Sargeant] Sayles, was born in Union County, South Dakota, on the farm homesteaded of his parents, August 9, 1891, and passed away at the same farm home February 5, 1929, of pneumonia, having reached the age of 37 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Sherman completed the public school course in Union County, South Dakota, and attended the State college at Brookings, S.D.On June 24, 1912, he was united in marriage with Bertha Agnes Blanchard, of Richland, South Dakota. Two sons, Vernon Sargeant Sayles and Glenn Sherman Sayles, came to brighten this home, who, with the widow, survive to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and kind, loving father.With the exception of about two years spent at Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Denver, Colorado, for the benefit of his health, he has spent his entire life at the old homestead.He served for a number of years as clerk of the home school, which position he held at the time of his death.He was a member of Elk Point Lodge, No. 3, A.F. & A.M., of Elk Point, South Dakota.During his twelve days' illness, to relatives and attendants about his bedside his welcoming smile and cheerful greeting never failed.He leaves to mourn his going, besides his wife and two sons, one brother, Frank, of Union County, S.D.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie [Sayles] Maynard, of Union County, and Miss Hattie Sayles, of Akron, Iowa, together with other relatives.His sterling character and genial disposition won for him a host of friends, who keenly feel their loss.
After a brief service at the farm home, the body was brought to Akron, [Plymouth County, Iowa], Thursday afternoon, where the funeral was held in the Methodist church, conducted by Jno. Oakley, of Elk Point, S.D., and Wilson Gow, pastor of the church.Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.The Masonic order had charge of the burial service.A quartet composed of Mrs. Ruth Swift, Mrs. Clara Stoutenburg, Wm. Thorne, and Dr. G.H. Wooton rendered appropriate music.The pallbearers were selected from among Mrs. Sayles neighbors and were as follows:Fred Husted, Hiram Holm, Dalton Bellwood, Vinton Adams, Andrew Tillotson and Wayne Austin.The large conjuration filled the main auditorium of the church and the League room to the east.The floral decorations were quite profuse and a deep sorrow pervaded the entire gathering.
Relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were:Miss Viola Maynard, of Alpena, S.D.; Miss Bessie Huckert, of Seward, Nebraska; Mrs. L.C. Wold and two children and Mrs. Edwin Fennel, of Omaha, Nebraska.
CARD OF THANKS:
To all those who assisted in any way during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband, father, and brother, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks--Mrs. Sherman Sayles and Sons, Frank Sayles, Mrs. Lottie [Sayles] Maynard, Miss Hattie Sayles.