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The Salem Weekly News, June 8, 1933
ROYAL P. BOGUE
Relatives receive word of the death of Royal P. Bogue of Hartford, Iowa, which occurred at his home Monday night after several weeks' illness.
The deceased was born northeast of Salem and attended Whittier college form which he graduated. He was are retired minister at the time ofhis death and was fifty-six years of age. Besides his wife he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Trueblood northwest of Salem, one brother, Walter in California, two half brothers and two half sisters.
At the time this notice as received the arrangements for the funeral services had not been completed. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trueblood left Tuesday afternoon for Hartford.
The Salem Weekly News, June 15, 1933
ROYAL P. BOGUE
Royal P. Bogue, son of Joseph D. and Hannah Roberts Bogue was born south of Salem in Henry county, Iowa April 19, 1877 and lived in andnear Salem all of his early life. He was a graduate of Whittier college formerly located at Salem and in the class of 1903 and also attendedPenn college at Oskaloosa, Iowa some two years or more. He taught schoolfor a while in Henry county and later at Chapel, Mo. Friends academy and for a number of years in Mahaska county, Iowa.
Roy was a birthright member of Friends society and was always of honest, upright conscientious character and gave his heart to God in early years. He was very much interested in the Christian Endeavor society of young people and he joined this society the second year of its organization in Salem.
He was married to Phyanna Mendenhall, June 24, 1909 in Leighton, Mahaska county, Iowa. In 1913 he took up his first pastoral charge,was recorded a minister in the Friends church and continued actively in the work for a period of then years. In 1923 he moved to Hartford, Iowa, where he has since resided. There being no Friends church in that place he ahs helped in whatever way he could in the church there.
He became ill in February altho' able to be about much of the time until April. Everything was done that could be but after weeks of intense suffering, patiently borne, he quietly fell asleep at his home about nine p.m. June 5, 1933 and passed through the doorway into God's other room at the age of 56 years, 1 month and 19 days.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in Hartford at 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 8, 1933 conducted by Rev. M. T. Mendenhall, superintendent of Iowa Yearly Meeting at Oskaloosa, Iowa. Rev. Mendenhall spoke fittingly from 2nd Timothy 4-6 to 8 verses, emphasizing particularly on the seventh verse, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." A mixed quartet sang very lovely the songs of "Face to Face," "Abide With Me," and "In the Garden." Interment in Graceland cemetery at Knoxville.
He is survived by his wife, the following sisters, and brothers, Minnie B. Trueblood, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; Walter Bogue, Ramona, Calif.; FritzL. Valeen, Kansas City; Neva I. Tompson, Holly, Colo.; Beda E. White, Bristol, Colo.; Henry P. Bogue, Indianapolis, Ind.; Lee O. Bogue, Southgate, Calif., and other relatives and many friends who sincerely mourn his passing.
There is no death. The stars go down.
To rise upon some fairer shore.
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown,
They shine forever more.
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