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Emily White Mallory

Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux City Journal
Thursday, November 21, 1889
Page 5 

MALLORY - At his residence, 1006 Pierce street, Sioux City, Wednesday, November 20, Ward Mallory, aged 79 years, 7 months and 10 days. Funeral from the residence at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.

Ward Mallory was originally interred in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa, and was re-interred in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa, on 22 August 1924.

Sioux City Journal
Tuesday, May 17, 1904
Page 5


Last Sad Rites are Impressively Administered

The solemn ticking of the church clock was the only sound which broke the silence for a moment, then the sweet strains of "Nearer, My God, to Thee" floated out over the bank of greens and lilies and roses and over the casket in which reposed the mortal remains of a mother in Israel.

The funeral of Mrs. Emily Mallory was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church. The pastor, Rev. D. S. Willis McFadden, conducted the services. The choir was composed of C. Roy Tyler, Horace Barr, Miss Lucy Kent and Miss Beatrice Morey. The pall bearers were H. A. Johns, D. L. Pratt, Jonathan W. Brown, T. A. Black, J. M. Pinckney, and C. W. Jackson. A large number of friends of the family, particularly the older residents of Sioux City and members of the First Presbyterian church, were present. The employees of the Warfield-Pratt-Howell company, with which L. W. Mallory, only son of the departed woman, is connected, attended in a body.

After the choir had sung, Dr. McFadden read from the words of Paul of the deep faith which is in all Christians concerning the resurrection, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable...For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

The ticking of the clock could be heard above and between the distinct words of the minister, such a solemn hush pervaded the church.

Dr. McFadden then spoke earnestly and eloquently of Mrs. Mallory's long and useful life, of her example and her achievements. All his words were directed to the thought of the mother. She had been a good mother, the best friend on earth. She had lived a life of good deeds and had been gathered into the kingdom full of years, peacefully and sweetly.

At the end of the services the cover of the couch casket was quietly put back, and there lay the good old mother, calmly sleeping. There were tears in the eyes of all who gazed, but they were not the bitter tears of disappointment and of agony for a dear one cut off in the midst of life's work. All felt that the sleeper had finished her task and had earned her rest. And so, as she lay there among the flowers the drops of grief which fell were but the natural manifestations which come at parting for mortality.

Mrs. Mallory was laid beside her husband in Floyd cemetery. The rain was falling steadily from leaden skies, but a white marquee had been spread over the grave, and the casket was lowered into a bed of flowers, with blossoms and green grass all about.

Seldom have the floral tributes been more numerous or beautiful than those sent by friends of the family for the funeral of Mrs. Mallory. They included many chaste pieces of the florists handiwork, among them being four from the employees of the Warfield-Pratt-Howell company.

Mrs. Emily Mallory (alternate spelling Emilie) was the wife of Ward Mallory. She was originally interred in Floyd Cemetery but was moved and re-interred in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa, on 22 August, 1924


(6) Ward Mallory 10 Apr 1810 Kent Litchfield Ct Hotel keeper (Ward Mallory Lansing Twp, Tompkins Co NY 1830) Ward Mallory 2 W Marshalltown Marshall Co IA 1870 d 20 Nov 1889 at home Sioux City IA = (1) Margaret 1823 NY   (2) Emily White 1832 Cazenovia NY (Mrs Ward Mallory (Emilie) music teacher Sioux City IA 1889-93 and Ward Mallory boards 1006 Pierce Sioux City IA) (1880 Census Elk Point Union Dakota Territory (SD) Ward Mallory ae 70 Ct fa and mo Ct Hotel Keeper, Emilie Mallory wife 38 NY music teacher, Lemuel W Mallory son 16 WI student…) (OTHERS: Sarah K Cobb 28 NY teaching school, Samuel Hoffman 46 PA hardware clerk, Cora Palmer 19 MN (twin), Emma Palmer 19 MN (twin), Mary Erickson 17 Sweden)  (1880 census Elk Point, Union Co Dakota Territory: Ward Mallory 1810 Ct, Amanda Mallory 1842 NY “widowed,” Emily 1842 NY wife, Lemuel W 1864 WI) (See Dwight Mallory of Marshalltown) 

White, Emily, Cazenovia. 1832. Married Ward Mallory. Residence, Marshalltown, Iowa. (From First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary Madison Co NY 1825-1875)

(7) Sarah K Mallory 1830 NY = Cobb

(7) Henry Mallory 1841 NY

(7) Albert Mallory 1843 NY

 (7) Lemuel W Mallory (listed as Benn W 1930 census) 1864 WI d 22 Aug 1931 St Joseph’s Hospital Sioux City IA = 1886 Cora Arthur 1865 NY (William Arthur 1815 Ny = Mary A 1825 NY per 1880 census Souix City IA)  1880 census Elk Point Union Dakota Territory


            Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux City Journal
Sunday, August 23, 1931
Page 1


Leader in the Business World for Many Years Dies

Private funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at West's funeral home for Lem W. Mallory, president of the Pratt-Mallory Co., wholesale grocers, who died early Saturday morning [August 22, 1931] in St. Joseph's hospital where he had been a patient since returning from the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., several weeks ago.

Masonic rites and services to which the public are invited to attend will be held at 2:45 o'clock at the graveside in Graceland Park cemetery. Oscar J. Hoberg will conduct the Masonic services.

Active pallbearers will be employees of the Pratt-Mallory Co. They are: Frank Burns, John Foley, Lloyd Hirst, Abner Malmquist, Dave Forsling and John Jockheck.

The honorary pallbearers will be Harry Snyder, Everett Croft of Des Moines, J. MacLarty of Okoboji, Ia., W. S. Warfield Sr., Frank Milholland of Omaha, and Charles Hess, of Sioux City.

Plant to be Closed

Mr. Burns, secretary of the Pratt-Mallory Co., said that the plant would be closed Monday to permit employees to attend the funeral services.

The many friends of the deceased grocer may view the body at the funeral home from 3pm until 5pm today, and from 10am until 12:30 o'clock Monday. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

For 50 years Mr. Mallory had been one of the most colorful and widely known figures in the Sioux City business world. He was 67 years old.

Evidently realizing that death was near, Mr. Mallory, upon his return from Rochester, settled all his personal business affairs and took other steps to release himself from business connections in order that the business might continue without interruption.

Friends of Sick

Numerous friends of Mr. Mallory visited him daily at the hospital. One of his oldest friends, Fred Sargent, president of the Northwestern railroad, made a special trip to Sioux City last week to visit Mr. Mallory.

Mr. Mallory was one of the most prominent and philanthropic business men in the city. He was a constant friend of the sick and needy. Life for Mr. Mallory was one continuous round of doing favors for other persons, whether business associates or beggars.

From a job as office boy at the low wage of $6 a week to a position in the business world that made him the payer of the largest income tax in Sioux City for one year was the record of Mr. Mallory.

Was Office Boy

First of the positions that Mr. Mallory held in Sioux City was that of office boy for E. C. Palmer & Co. Although born of parents who were blessed with a good education, Mr. Mallory was not born with a "silver spoon in his mouth." The life story of the business man reads like a romance snatched from the pages of a best seller.

Born upon a Wisconsin farm near Delevan, February 5, 1864, Mr. Mallory, at the age of 4, moved with his parents to Marshalltown, Ia. where his father ran a livery stable and young Mallory received his first grade school education.

Later the family moved to Elk Point, S.D. where the elder Mallory ran a hotel. Lemuel was 13 years old. He attended the Elk Point high school and in the fall of 1869 he entered Grinnell college on money earned during the summer. By working as a lineman for a telephone company and sawing wood in his spare moments, Lemuel was able to remain in college for two years.

Came Here in 1881

In 1881 he left college and came to Sioux City. He held his first job as a bookkeeper for 13 years. During that time, the concern changed ownership several times. During the last three years of that period, Mr. Mallory was a partner and treasurer of the firm, which was then known as the C. Shenkberg Co.

In 1894 he severed his connections with the company and entered the general merchandise business at Alta, Ia. The following year he returned to Sioux City and took a position as credit manager for the Howell-Warfield Co.

Three years later the firm joined with wholesale interests in Des Moines and became known as the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He retained his position as credit manager until the death of R. M. Warfield in 1904, when he was made manager of the concern. He continued as manager until 1925, when the Pratt-Mallory Co. was organized.

Had Many Interests

In 1901 Mr. Mallory purchased one-fourth interest in the Consumers Ice company. The following year he was elected president of the company, a position which he held until his death. In 1912 he purchased stock in the Sioux City Brick and Tile Company and was elected president of the company, a position which he held until 1918, when he was succeeded by D. P. Mahoney.

In 1925 with E. S. Pratt, Mr. Mallory purchased the Sioux City branch of the Warfield-Pratt-Howell Co. He incorporated the Pratt-Mallory Co., for the employees, practically all of whom own stock. All officers and directors are employees, except Julius A. Mallory, his son.

In 1929, Mr. Mallory purchased an interest in the Sibley-Hess Co. which he incorporated as the Hess-Mallory Co. Charles A. Hess is president and manager and Mr. Mallory was vice president.

In 1930, Mr. Mallory organized the M & J Baking company, an expansion of a small bakery owned by Fran Maxeiner and F. W. Lenhardt.

Very Charitable

Mr. Mallory was credited with being responsible for the phenomenal growth of the wholesale grocery firm. He always stressed the point that employees in all departments worked with him, not for him.

Not infrequently Mr. Mallory went to the assistance of friends or employees. Nearly every employee of his firm has had occasion to be grateful to the president. When an employee was sick, or a member of his family needed medical or financial aid, Mr. Mallory always directed that they be given the best of care and that the bill be sent to him.

City employees on numerous occasions have been given donations of food for picnics or parties by Mr. Mallory. Health department officials vouch for his generosity. Often when there was a poor patient who needed food or medical air, which the city could not provide, Mr. Mallory authorized the health department to take care of the patient and send him the expense account.

Aided Journal's Funds

Mr. Mallory was credited with providing as much food and joy for the poor persons of Sioux City as any other man or single agency.

Mr. Mallory had been one of the principal donors to the Journal's Good Fellow Fund and the Poor Boys' camp fund as well as numerous other benevolent movements in the city.

Recently, Mr. Mallory donated a pipe organ to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of his mother, the late Mrs. Emilie Mallory.

Mr. Mallory and Cora Arthur, a Sioux City girl, were married in 1886. Survivors include his widow and two sons, J. A. Mallory, manager of the Consumers Ice company, now known as the Central West Public Service company, and L. C. Mallory, who is engaged in the cattle business at Homer, Neb.

Mr. Mallory was prominent in lodge organizations of the city, especially of Masonic orders. He was a member of Tyrian lodge, no. 508, AF&AM; Sioux City chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons; Columbian commandery, No, 18, Knights Templar; Sioux City consistory No. 5, and Abu-Bekr Shrine temple. He also was an active member of the Elks Lodge for 27 years, and took an important part in the charitable and other activities of that organization.

(note: photograph accompanies article)

(8) Julius A Mallory 1890 = France “Farrie” Margaret McKercher 1890 d 1926 (William Martin McKercher = Mary Eva Wilson

(9) Stewart Mallory 1923 IA grandson of Lemuel living with him 1930)

(9) Lemuel Stewart Mallory 15 May 1914 IA d 1 sep 1992 LA CA (Mother McKercher) =  Marie Casey

(1920 census Souix City Woodbury IA)

1 November 1890 - 1 June 1926
Daughter of William Martin McKercher and Mary Eva Wilson

Sioux City Woman Dies After operation

Mrs. France Margaret Knott, 36 years old, 2325 Douglas Street, a life-long resident of Sioux City, died in a local hospital Tuesday night, after an operation.

Mrs. Knott was born in 1890 and was graduated from Central High and from Columbia University, New York City.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. M. McKercher, 2325 Douglas Street, a son,  (Lemuel Stewart) Mallory, a daughter Dorothy Knott, and a brother Donald McKercher, all of Sioux City and a brother, Charles McKercher of Cuba.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the McKercher residence, 2325 Douglas Street, Rev. Lewis Jacobsen, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be: William Hatch, Frazier Eales, Stanley Eales, Dr. I. D. Paxton, C. E. McDonald and J. L. Browne.

Burial will be at Graceland Park Cemetery, under the supervision of West's Funeral Home. (As it appeared in the Sioux City Daily Tribune, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, page 9 - June 2, 1926)


KNOTT - Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Margaret Knott, who died Tuesday afternoon, will be held at the home of her father, W. M. McKercher, 2325 Douglas Street, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. Lewis Jacobsen, of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. The pallbearers will be: William Hatch, Frazier Eales, Stanley Eales, Dr. I. D. Paxton, C. E. McDonald and J. L. Browne.(Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa - June 3, 1926)


Mallory connection for below not yet made….Edith Snyder = Mallory

Mayor (CHARLES) Snyder died Monday morning at an early hour after a brave fight with pnemonia complicated with an ailment of long duration. C.H. Snyder, mayor of Tioton for the fourth term, surrendered to the inevitable and passed out beyond the bar that seperates time from eternity.

Handicaped by poor health and much of the time too weak to be about, he had given his best efforts to the management of city affairs and leaves a record behind him that his family and friends can well be proud of, and to which due tribute will be paid in an obituary next week.

The funeral will be conducted from the house Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and as a mark of the esteim which the deceased was held and the office he filled with such signal honesty and devotion to the public interests; the business houses will be closed.

In compliance with an order issued by him as mayor and applying to all fatal cases of pnemonia; the funeral will be private. The Masons taking charge of the casket and escourting it to the Masonic cemetery.

*Mayor Charles Snyder was the son of Joseph K. & Amanda Snyder, and was born in Tipton Oct 10, 1862 and died in his home in Tipton on the morning of Feb 10, 1920, aged 57yrs and 4mos.

He married Lucy Clark, May 15, 1889. Children::
Joseph Charles and Howard of Tipton and daughters
Mrs. Edith Mallory and Hazel Snyder, both of Washington, Iowa.

His mother Mrs. Amanda Snyder, two grandchildren, Eloise and Lawrence Mallory of Washington; two brothers; George Snyder of Tipton and F.C. Snyder of Moline Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. W.G. Gillmore of Tipton and Mrs David Innes of Tipton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Taken from a family bible that I found in Davenport, Scott County Iowa. It has numerous newspaper clipping of the family. This appears to be the bible of the Snyder family.

(8) L C Mallory of Homer NE

          NOTE: Cecil L Mallory 1886 IA = Lila M Hedinger 1892 Wife (1930 census Homer Dakota NE)

(9) Ward Lemuel Mallory 1 Apr 1917 IA d 18 Jul 1956 Kern Co CA

         (9) Mary E Mallory 1919

         (9) Joan L Mallory 1924

NOTE: Charles A Mallory 1828 CT parents CT living with the Brockman’s in 1900 = Martha E 1830 Ct parents CT

Charles E Mallory 1857 IL bookkeeper 1880 census Marshalltown, Marshall co IA Charles is an invalid) (Charles C Mallory 1880 NE =  Mattie 1882 wife, son Robert Mallory 1919 1930 census Sioux City IA)

Augusta N Mallery May 1855 IL of Marshalltown IA both parents CT  when she married David C Brockman of Cedar Rapids IA 5 Nov 1879 d 21 Aug 1925  (1880 census Marengo Iowa Co IA)

  Brockman, D. C. (David C) ---Physician and surgeon. Is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was born on the 15th of September, 1853. His father, W. L. Brockman, (Walter Leake Brockman 10 Aug 1821 Ct d 3 Mar 1906 CA= Helen Crawford 10 Dec 1819 Scotland)  came to Linn county this State in 1842, and entered a portion of the land upon which Cedar Rapids now stands Our subject was raised a farmer and followed that occupation for some time. He entered the Cornell College at Mr. Vernon and attended that institution until his junior year. In 1874 he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. M. J. Jones, of Blairstown, and graduated from the medical department of the State University at Iowa City in 1878. He came to this city in the spring of the same year and engaged in the practice of his profession. He enjoys a large practice, second to none in the county. Dr. Brockman was married on the 5th of November, 1879, to Miss Augusta N Mallory May May 1855 Il , of Marshalltown, Iowa. (1880 census Marengo Iowa Co IA, David C Brockman physician living in Marengo IA 1884/85)  NOTE: 1880 census says David C Brockman’s parents were from CT  NOTE: 1920 census David Brockman is living with son Charles Brockman in Ottumwa Wapello IA

                              Helen Augusta Brockman Feb 1883 IA

DR Charles W Brockman aug 1887 IA (1920 census Ottumwa Wapello IA)

      Jean Brockman

                                    John Brockman

                                Louise Brockman Aug 1889 IA

                                Hilda Brockman Oct 1892 IA

                                Ruth Brockman Aug 1897 IA

          This was in the Dec. 20, 2001 Wapello Republican. I am not related to Mr. Stoller and have no further information.

(Harry and Margaret actually got married via phone during WW II 7-21-1946 and later had the official wedding together once he was stateside on 3-23-1947.)

Hary E. Stoller of Tucson, Ariz., died of an apparent heart attack on Dec. 9, 2001. He was born in Oakville, Dec. 22, 1934, to Harry J. and Ida Laura Conn Stoller.  He married Jean Brockman on March 23, 1947, in Independence, Mo. She died in December 1999. (Margaret Jean Broc kman)
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in December 1942. He served five years - most of them in the Pacific. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Survivors include his daughter, Gale and Husband Rick Hempy of Lees Summit, Mo.; one granddaughter, Cynthia Howard; one grandson, Kendal Thomas; three great-grandchildren; one brother Roy Stoller of Lake George, Colo.; two sisters, Esther Brown of Oakville; and Laura Humpton of Burlington. He was of the
Christian faith. 
He was buried in Independence, Mo.  A memorial has been established.

Contributed by Mallory Smith, June 8, 2005, who writes: "Note: I am not a member of this family but have posted this in hopes that it helps another family researcher."


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