Maurice Keith Trumbell Obituary

Maurice Keith Trumbell

May 8, 1931 – November 5, 2011

Maurice K Trumbell

Maurice Keith Trumbell, 80, formerly of Payson, died Nov. 5, 2011 in Lakewood, Colo.

He was born May 8, 1931 on a farm in Hancock County, Iowa.

In 1957 he was married to Darlene Jean Knapper in Miller Lutheran Church in Miller, Iowa. They lived and farmed for 28 years, two miles northeast of Goodell, Iowa, where they raised purebred, short-horn cattle.

Mr. Trumbell was affected by farm chemicals and had to quit farming and moved to Payson in 1982. Mr. Trumbell was a member of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Jayne (Michael) Hopkins of Cortez, Colo.; son, Bradley (Janice) Trumbell of Centerville, Iowa; sister, Jean Trumbell Hogard of Buffalo Center, Iowa and one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at Messinger Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd., Payson.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Rd., Payson. Interment will be at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.

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William G. Elder Obituary

Death of W.G. Elder

Pioneer of Hancock County Passes Away at Oklahoma City, December 28th, 1924.

W. G. Elder, son of the early residents of this county, died at Oklahoma City, on December 28th, 1924. His remains were shipped to Goodell, his old home, and internment was to the cemetery there Saturday morning. William Elder was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania in the year 1861. When a child of but three years he came to Hancock County with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Elder, grew to manhood here and was a familiar figure about the vicinity of Goodell until 1908 when he moved to Oklahoma City. From the date of his arrival here, which was 1864. It will be seen that he was spoken of as one of the old settlers. Brothers of Mr. Elder whom we can recall are: Walter, Marion, James, Newton, Adrian. The sisters – Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Smith. He was a cousin of Mrs. H.M. Hoag and Miss Jennie Elder and Mrs. Kate Straw.

{source} Goodell Gazette, Goodell, Iowa

William G. Elder Bio

William G. Elder

William G. Elder (Will) was born 11 Mar 1861 at Black Lick, Indiana, PA. He was the second child of George W. and Margaret C. Elder and the 7th child of George W. Elder. Will traveled west with his family in 1864 to Avery Township, Hancock County, Iowa. According to the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census, Will remained on the farm with his family. Eight other siblings still lived at home as well as Margaret’s father, William McNutt who was 71. Will was listed as going to school. According to the 1885 Iowa State Census, William is living at Concord, Hancock County with his uncle James Marion Elder. He is listed as employed as a laborer. In 1895, Will is living in Goodell , perhaps with his parents who have moved to town from the farm. Per the 1900 Federal Census and the 1905 Iowa State Census, Will is living with his mother, Margaret in Goodell with an adopted sister, Lizzie. Will is listed as a day laborer for the railroad. According to his obituary, Will moved to Oklahoma City in 1908. Per the 1910 Census, he is a lodger, still single and his occupation is listed as a laborer. According to the 1920 Census, Will is still in Oklahoma City working as a laborer at a packing house. Per Will’s obituary, he died at Oklahoma City on December 28th, 1924 at age 63 years. His remains were shipped to Goodell and internment was at the Amsterdam Cemetery, Goodell. The cemetery records report he died of heart trouble. Will never married.


Welcome to the Knapper & Trumbell Family History blog!

This is the story of my husband’s parents, Maurice Keith Trumbell and Darlene Jean Knapper.  In addition to the stories, I will be posting photos and documents too.

Separate pages for Photos and Surnames is listed above. In the photos, there are several pages copied from two very old family Bibles. Unfortunately, I have not been able to translate the pages, so would appreciate any help in that matter.

If you have any suggestions, questions or find a connection, please leave a comment.

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