1907 Reunion Proceedings

Editor Note: These proceedings were transcribed from a 46 page booklet published by Chas. B. Davis, dated 1908. This booklet was given to me in 1999 by Mrs. Thelma Hodgin, granddaughter of Mr. Davis. Mrs. Hodgin told me that when she was a young girl, she helped her grandfather to hand set the lead type for his printing activities. Mr. Davis was also publishing at the time, a newsletter titled "The Haworth Record".  I have copied (scanned) every issue of the "The Haworth Record". Signed, Ron Haworth, November 2000

Proceedings of the Fourth Triennial Meeting

of the Haworth National Association

held at

Indianola, Iowa

August 14-15, 1907


Chas. B. Davis, Printer

High Point, N.C.




The National Haworth Association met in the Friends Church at Indianola, Iowa, August fourteenth and fifteenth, 1907.

The local organization had prepared the following program.


AUGUST 14, 1907

10:00 a.m.-Devotional Exercises.

10:30 a.m.-Welcome Address, by A. V. Proudfoot.

Music by Roy Dowell.

10:45 a.m.- Presentation of Petitions, Memorials, and

Reading of Letters.

Report of Officers.

Report from Presidents of State Associations.

Signing Register and Making Acquaintances.

12:00 p.m.--DINNER.

1:30 p.m.--President's. Address - W. P. Haworth.

           Music by Roy Dowell.

2:30 p.m.-Address -Family History and Chart,

by Dr. 0. J. Pennington, Earlham, Iowa.

3:30 p.m.-Paper on Genealogy of George, 3rd son of Emigrant, by Chas. B. Davis.

(Not furnished on account of not having access to proper Library.)

Music by Blanche Pennington.

General Discussion and Reminiscences.

AUGUST 15, 1907

9:30 a.m.-Devotional Exercises, conducted by

Elwood Haworth, of Galena, Kansas.

10:00 a.m.-Address by Prof. Erasmus Haworth.

Music by Dorothy Haworth. A sacred Coronet Solo.

11:00 a.m.-Paper on George Haworth, by Grace Hanson, Westfield, Ind.

12:00 a.m.-DINNER.

           Music by Doris Bloom. A vocal solo

1:30 p.m.-Address: Rev. Chas. C. Haworth, Gibara, Cuba.

2:30 p.m.-Election of Officers and Appointing of Committees.

3:00 p.m.-General Discussion and reminiscence.

4:30 p.m.--Adjournment

This program was carried out in full, excepting the paper by Chas. B. Davis, which he was unable to prepare on account of his not being able to get access to the Philadelphia Friend's Library.

Chas. C. Haworth, of Gibara, Cuba, while not present furnished an excellent paper on Home and Social Life in Cuba, which, at his request, is not published.

The Rev. Wm. P. Haworth of Shawnee, Okla., president of the association, called the meeting to order and conducted the devotional exercises.

Mrs. Esther Haworth of Indianola, Iowa, was appointed Secretary and Miss Grace Hanson of Westfield, Ind., assistant Secretary for this meeting.

Mr. A. V. Proudfoot extended the hospitality of resident Haworths and the city in a few well chosen words of welcome.

Beautiful tributes to the memories of the Rev. Amos Sanders, Mrs. Elizabeth Hanson, and Mrs. Lydia Moorman were read. The Secretaries were instructed to take charge of these and any others that might be handed in and incorporate them in the minutes.

The following committee was appointed to nominate committees on memorials, financial, resolutions and officers:

Jeremiah Haworth, Carthage, Mo.

Mrs. Belle Hodson, Indianola, Iowa.

J. H. Henderson, Indianola, Iowa.

The afternoon session was opened with a beautiful solo by Mr. Dowell.

The committee appointed in the forenoon session to nominate committees on memorials, finance, resolutions and officers made the following report which was accepted:

On MEMORIALS,- Grace Hanson, Rees Haworth, Sidney Hadley.

ON FINANCE,- J. A. Cottingham, Thos. Pennington, Esther Haworth.

ON RESOLUTIONS,- Jesse George, Elmore Haworth, Sidney Clark.

ON OFFICERS,- Calvin Haworth, Chas. B. Haworth, Elnora Burgess.

Letters of greeting from the following absent members of the family were read, in which they expressed their regret at not being able to attend:

Ira Haworth, 1208, N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Chas. B. Davis, High Point, N.C.

Erasmus Haworth, Laurence, Kansas.

P. A. McCoul, Florence, Colo.

Sam. Haworth, Thorntown, Ind.

Julia (Haworth) Thompson, Fairbury, Nebr.

Perley M. Haworth, Farmersburg, Ind.

Martha A. Cross, Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Mrs. A. C. Adams, Marathon, N.Y.

H. W. Hall, Wichita, Kansas.

Isaac Posegate, Huxtum, Colo.

By a vote of the organization the evening session was dispensed with, in order that an opportunity be given for attending the Chautagua in session in the city.

The President Rev. Wm. P. Haworth made his annual address. He told of the difficulties in the way of perfecting the organization. The theme of his address was expressed in the Bible text: "What means these stones". He spoke of the meaning of family reunions, the benefit derived from living over the memory of the past pleasures and laying aside for a little while the responsibilities of life to talk of the boyhood days. Reunions must mean more than that. Not only must they keep the memories of the past fresh, but they must plan for the future. All these people must mean something; they must stand for something.


Shawnee, Oklahoma, August 24, 1907

Esteemed Friend, J. H. Henderson,

Yours of the 20th to hand replying will say, I said what little I did spontaneously without thinking of the subsequent record to be made.

As I remember the following are some of the thoughts expressed. Subject: "The Meaning or Purpose of Family Reunions."

Some writer has justly observed that there is a philosophy of History as well as a history of Philosophy. Philosophy is the science by which we determine both the cause and effect of any action or phenomena.

All human thought or activity has to do with the past, present, or future. Human thought in dealing with a multiplicity of interests in the past is unable to retain them all, so they are committed to writing and become history. Past events limited in number and personal in their application may be carried in the mind of the individual to be called up at will, such action of the mind we call memory. Any interest or channel of human activity appealing to all these elements of time, the past, present and future, should have a strong hold on our thought and attention. The interest of the family reunion carry to an eminent degree, and awaken thoughts along all these lines.

Here we live over again the happy innocent scenes of our childhood, here for a time we forget the throbbing, pressing demands of the hour and experience that relaxation from sterner duties which is found to be so helpful as a preparation for meeting and solving them later on; but the time allotted for the family reunion should not all, be spent in glad greetings and fond recollections, there are present and future interests of the family that can be served by a concert of action and the wise and judicious council of those interested in the family as in no other way. So that on the whole the event of a family reunion may be made one of great interest and usefulness, limited only by the number of those attending and participating in the meeting.

Very truly,

W. P. Haworth.



Elwood Haworth, of Galena, Kansas, conducted the devotional exercises of the second days session. He read from a Bible owned by Mrs. Surface, of Toledo, Iowa, which had belonged to her father Levi Haworth, and to his father James Haworth who was the son of James the son of George, the Emigrant. It contained the old family records and although showing its age, it was well preserved. It was an object of much interest to all present, especially the descendants of its first owner.

Thos. Pennington, of Indianola, Iowa, was directed to take charge of the register of the Association and secure the signatures of all present.

The Secretary was directed to prepare the minutes of the meeting in proper shape to be printed and arrange for such printing with Chas. B. Davis, of High Point, N.C. A list of all attending, the papers read and all obituaries read and handed in later are to be published in this report.

At this time Dr. 0. J. Pennington, of Earlham, Iowa, spoke in the interest of the HAWORTH RECORD. The organization expressed its appreciation of the efforts of Mr. Davis in behalf of the family. Forty-eight subscriptions were taken for the RECORD. All were urged to help in the matter of collecting data for it.

The plan set forth in the paper of Prof. Erasmus Haworth, of Laurence, Kansas, which was read were referred to the following committee:

Erasmus Haworth, Laurence, Kansas.

Chas. B. Davis, High Point, N. C. -

Dr. 0. J. Pennington, Earlham, Iowa.

The Committee on Resolutions made the following report which was accepted:


The representatives of the Haworth Family of the United States in the Fourth Triennial Convention of the National Haworth Association recognize the value of the family history of more than 200 years since the coming of George Haworth, known among us as George the Emigrant. That such history can only be had by organizations and unity of purpose and work. That the time honored and present belief of all our people is frugality, industry and economy in our affairs -- a loyalty to the government and obedience to its laws the promotion of temperance and of public and private morality, -- good citizenship and a belief in God and earnest hope and desire that all may live the life that when summoned be ready and worthy to receive the rewards and enter into the house of rest covenanted to all who love and serve Him who ruleth over all.


FIRST: -- That this Association again renew our faith and belief in all that is good, and that we will emulate the Christian and benevolent character of the founder of our family, George Haworth, the Emigrant, and the many good, wise and Christian men and women of all the years to this time in our widely extended and separated family--that we will support the cause of humanity, foster, practice and teach temperance and good citizenship, encourage and uphold morality and as never before with faith accept and teach the Gospel of Peace.

SECOND: -- That we recommend the continuance of the present State organizations and encourage the organization in every state when practicable, and that the National Organization be strengthened and continued, and to that end we invite more interest in its work and meetings, that the history now prepared be preserved and that continued effort be had to complete it, and that each member of the family, wherever living, be asked and urged to contribute such family history as is known, and that the Association adopt such method of compiling and publishing such history as may secure the desired result -a complete and accurate history of the Haworth Family from the time of the landing of George the Emigrant, on this continent.

THIRD: -- That we express our appreciation to our President, Rev. W. P. Haworth, for his untiring efforts in advancing the interest of the Haworth Association, and to our honored Secretary, Esther Haworth, to whose arduous labor we are so much indebted for the success of this present meeting.

FOURTH: -- That we express our thanks to Miss Grace Hanson and Dr. 0. J. Pennington for the efficient manner in which they have brought the genealogical chart of the Haworth family up to its present degree of completeness.

FIFTH: -- That we offer our gratitude and appreciation to the citizens, and our relations, of Indianola, for the royal entertainment and kindness they have shown during the present meeting.





The committee on nomination of officers made the following report which was accepted and the officers nominated and elected by a unanimous vote:

For President,-- Prof. Erasmus Haworth, Laurence, Kansas

For Secretary,-- Esther Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

For Treasurer,-- Charles Haworth, Ridge Farm, Ill.

Executive Committee,--

Sylvanus Haworth, New Sharon, Iowa.

Wm. P. Haworth, Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Chas. B. Haworth,

Calvin Haworth,

Elnora Haworth Burgess.


The Committee on Finance reported that the expenses of the Reunion were fourteen dollars ($14). While there was more than this amount in the treasury, they advised that a collection be taken to defray expenses. This was done, and by an order from the organization the money collected from the sale of copies of the minutes of former meetings was placed with it. The exact- amount was raised and payed, by order of the Association to J. A. Cottingham, with instructions to pay all expenses to this meeting.

The older-members were at this time given an opportunity to make short talks. Many stories of pioneer days were told which touched the hearts of all.

Reese Haworth, of Richland, Iowa, and Mrs. Sarah E. Surface, of Toledo, Iowa, were the only representatives of the fourth generation from George, the Emigrant, who were present.

In discussing again the question of printing the minutes of this meeting of the Association, it was decided that all present should be furnished with a copy, that five hundred copies be ordered and that the Secretary be instructed to draw on the Treasury for the amount necessary to pay for them.

The roll of states showed that seven were represented as follow: Oregon, two representatives; Kansas, four; Missouri two; Indiana, four; Illinois, one; Oklahoma, two; and Iowa a great number. The register shows the signatures of one hundred and twelve.

After joining hands and singing, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds," and prayer by the President, the Association adjourned.

Wm. P. Haworth, President.

Esther Haworth, Secretary.

Grace Hanson, Assistant Secretary.





Dr. 0. J. Pennington, Earlham, Iowa

In other countries the custom of inherited titles is an incentive to the preservation of family history. There, the social fabric is builded upon family prestige. Educational, and in some cases, financial conditions, together with environment, select for Americans their social position. Family independence, inherited moral and intellectual tendencies in America, contrast favorably with those of noble lineage. While our social life does not depend upon a legal recognition of different stratas of society, observation leads me to believe that there are dominant characteristics in certain carefully selected families. Traits of character and ability to do certain things are an inheritance of one generation from another. For this reason carefully prepared and preserved family histories become as milestones to succeeding generations.

It seems reasonable to suppose that a nation that holds nothing sacred, that keeps no record of its famous men, of its triumphs, in war and successes in peace, would fall of its own weight. A family only one generation removed from a people of different thought and custom surely cannot possess that degree of innate worth and ambition possible in a family who has many resident generations among its own kind. Family tendencies manifest themselves. The Lees are soldiers; the Edwards are educators; others families are statesmen. You and I inherit in a way our place in life. It has been demonstrated beyond controversy that the criminal begets his kind, that the weaknesses of the invalid is transmitted to his descendants. The family with a history knows its tendencies.

We are a pioneer people, a strong and sturdy race, inured to the soil and to to a rigorous climate. For five or six generations our mission has been the settlement the Great West. Those words have a peculiar significance when thought of in the light of family history. The Great West! Those magic words proven a veritable "Cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night" since their first appearance above the mental horizon of those English. tradesmen at the close of the seventeenth century. It is a peculiar thing, this wander-lust. This innate craving in the Haworth breast. It has lead the vanguard of civilization into the impenetrable wilderness, and beyond the trackless plain. It has established local governments, surveyed farms and town sites, established schools and churches. Again and again a single generation has formed a settlement in three or four new countries. Think of George, of Quaker Point - in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois. A creditable settlement in so many states. Each without established roads; a veritable forest overrun with wild animals and Indians. Think you that we have one among us who possesses such a degree of energy and ambition?

Legislator after legislator arose in his seat in Congress and declared that the country now comprising the Middle States would never be settled. This vast area given to the haunts of the red man and wild animals was to him another world untamable and uninhabitable. Surely he did not consider the indomitable courage, the perseverance and pluck of these Anglo-Americans. Since the landing of that strange people on Plymouth Rock, an undying spirit of zeal and ambition has taken possession of each succeeding emigrant. This willingness of a people to deprive themselves of the benefit and luxuries of civilization that they might establish homes in accordance with their own ideas, is the marvel of that day. The debt of gratitude we owe to proceeding generations is certainly great. The healthy, whole souled pioneer has bequeathed to us a wonderful heritage. A great fertile land in the very infancy of cultivation, a well established government, with schools and churches that possess an equipment and devotion never before equalled. Opportunities for success, along intellectual and material lines, are such as never before came within the grasp of the human race. It seems that the spirit of good will and righteousness thoroughly pervades this land of ours and conspires with the elements and the soil to exchange and produce the necessities and luxuries needful to the life and enjoyment of our people.

As a family occupation pioneer life must cease. The west and south are well under the influence of civilization. The virgin forest has fallen before the woodman's ax. The tractless prairies abound in the pursuit of the agriculturist. No longer can the dream of the huntsman and trapper lure our children from the strenuous paths of civilization. No longer do the forests and streams yield their perennial harvest of game and fish. The fastness of the wilderness with its seclusion and solace calls no more.

Nature, in wild and plentiful profusion, has given place to an artificial growth; a man made nature. Civilization, ever harsh and sometimes cruel, offers in exchange for nature's freedom, culture, intelligence, wealth and ambition.

I believe that these first years of a new century are the beginning years of a family epoch. Years that out of necessity must be devoted to higher education, better morals, and the pursuit of things material. The "survival of the fittest" is a world condition. Discuss it pro and con, observe and meditate.

In ancient times the dissolute people of southern Europe were overrun by the hardy hordes of the north. The Indians of America have succombed to the influence of the Caucasian race. In our own southland there is today a boiling, seething, social cauldron. In the light of history who can for a moment doubt the final and permanent supremacy of the white man. With a race, a nation, so it is with a family.

The old farm with it's rail fences, ill kept fields, brier grown lanes and carelessly arranged buildings must give place to the well kept and carefully managed farm with every acre productive. Scientific farming is fast supplanting primitive methods. The farmer of tomorrow must possess a technical education. In a few years the possessor of land will be a man of special regard.

The learned professions claim not a single Haworth of prominence. The ministry has been blest with natural Haworth talent and equally too, I am afraid, handicapped by lack of learning. In. the profession of teaching we have made a better showing. Before us is a vast field unsurveyed and unclaimed. Who of us is ready to contest the claims of the learned and the famous?

The perfection of the civilization begun by our grandparents is a family duty. Inherited health, a vigorous manhood and womanhood stands us in good stead. Our grandchildren will inherit a different history and different tendencies. The thoroughness and carefullness of your life's work and mine, should place our descendants in a position to command the material and educational positions of their age and gain the respect Of' their associates.


By Grace Hanson, Westfield, Indiana.

Among modern day fads that of holding family reunions seems to me, among, the most profitable. The constant whirl of society and business crowds out the memory of the past. Gatherings such as this show us the heritage that is ours from our pioneer ancestry. A wonderful legacy it is - physical strength, moral courage, and a pure religion. These are more to be desired than gold. Their value is beyond conception. The hardy pioneer spirit is no longer needed to clear Indiana's forests or break Iowa's prairies, but the same spirit is needed to carry forward the worlds great movements. Both church and state need men of courage. Where should we seek them if not among the children of the stouthearted pioneer? Let us hold reunions, discuss family traits, and tell stories of courage and heroism, that we may have the admirable characteristics of our fore-fathers firmly planted in us.

The compiling of family history, with no, source of information save the memory and traditions of a scattered family is no easy task. Chas. B. Davis, of High Point, N. C. has worked industriously for seven years to complete his tables of the Haworth genealogy and his work is not yet complete. The chart before you, which contains all of his and as much more as we could gather, cost ten days of constant work besides that occupied in correspondence. It is no light task that Mr. Davis has set for himself. Few of us have time for such an undertaking even if we were so inclined. We can aid in this undertaking, however, with slight inconvenience to ourselves. Mr. Davis needs assistance in his task and we as an Association should make some provision to render the needed aid. If we do this, and his health permits, some of these times we shall have a chart of which we shall be justly proud. Is it just that one should carry the entire burden of work and expense that we may enjoy the result? That scarcely comes up to our old time Haworth spirit of fairness and strict honesty.

In compiling this table of genealogy we find few, if any, whom the world has called great. We have no famous warriors, no leading statesmen, no great divines, no widely known educators; but we have a host of true and honorable men who have always been ready to stand in the ranks of the true-hearted, firm in their convictions of right and wrong. We are of the "plain people," earth's true nobility.

One of these stout-hearted pioneers was my great-grandfather, George Haworth, the son of James, who was the son of James, the son of George, the Emigrant. He was born in Tennessee in 1790 but moved with his parents to Highland county, Ohio, when eleven years old. There he married Jane Thornburg, who was born in North Carolina in 1795. They remained in Ohio until after the birth of their first four children, Phoebe, (my grandmother) John, Edward, and James, when they moved to Randolph Co., Indiana. They and their goods were hauled through by a man who deposited them in the midst of the forest, which was to be their home, four o'clock in' the evening and turned back to spend the night at a house they had passed. Miles from any house, with night coming quickly, as it does in the forest, the prospect was far from encouraging. Fortunately, greatgrandfather had employed a neighbor, who had moved out from Ohio sometime before, to cut some boards and rails. Of these he built a three-sided rail pen which he covered loosely with the boards. In front of the open side he cut trees which he burned as a protection from wild animals and the cold of the early autumn. This rude hut sheltered them until they could build a better. Four more children, Ann, Sarah, David and Joseph were born there.

The Haworth spirit of unrest again sent them into the forest, this time to Marion Co., Indiana. The rest of their children, Ruth, Isaac, Margaret, Reese, and Mary were born there. Again they broke up their home, settling this time near Hinkle Creek, in Hamilton County, where they remained until their children were grown and Mary, the youngest, married Joel Mendenhall and moved to West Newton, in Marion County, where they soon followed her. They spent the rest of their lives there. He died in 1871, she in 1867.

Their long residence in Hamilton County gave them the opportunity of becoming more prosperous than the hardships of the frontier and frequent moving had made possible before. They were members and faithful attenders of the Friend's Church. Sabbath morning found them on their way through the forest to meeting, grandfather always walking and grandmother riding horseback. He was very, conscientious, always striving to carry out to the smallest detail the teachings of the church. Temperate in all things, he refused always the jug of whiskey which cheered the harvest field, hating tobacco so much that he refused to enter stores where men were smoking. Politically he was a Whig, later a Republican, an ardent advocate of abolition, although anxious to see the question settled peaceably. So strong was his anti-slavery sentiment that he was never known to buy or use any except "Free-Labor Goods".

This sketch, which can show little of the courage and nobility of its subject, might apply equally well to many of our family. He was a type of the race, a plain farmer, unknown beyond the bounds of his own community; but famous there for his honesty and courage. Today, in place of his physical strength and endurance, we need brain power and moral courage. This is an age when education counts. Skilled and intelligent workmen are everywhere in demand. An education of some kind is now a necessity to success. Let us take the same place in the world our forefathers took, standing for the right always, zealous in every good work, ambitious to be pioneers in the worlds progress.


of Lawrence, Kansas.

Dear Cousins and Members of the Haworth

Family in America:

I wish to bring before the Haworth Association of America two points for our consideration, each of which is of some importance it seems to me and which I hope may work for the betterment of the family. I beseech your earnest consideration of each. I am prompted to these suggestions because I long for something to be accomplished that will be of lasting good. Conventions as such are necessarily short-lived. Re-unions as such are short-lived. When one is adjourned it is past and is only possibly connected with something else in the future. We need a sure element of permanency in our organization, something that will hold us to-ether for centuries. Here are my two suggestions.


Let us open up at once a registration book. Then let every one of us register our entire family and such of our ancestors as may be necessary to make sure our lineage is given correctly. For example, my name is Erasmus Haworth, born in Warren county, Iowa, April 17, 1855, father Elwood Haworth, mother Matilda Folger: grandfather Richard Haworth, great great Grandfather George Haworth, g. g. g. father James Haworth, g. g. g. g. father George Haworth the Emigrant. If necessary I will pay the cost of registering this entire number to get myself registered. But each of these ancestors need be registered only once, and in a short time we will have all, or nearly all the older ones registered, so it will greatly simplify the registration of others.

If favor appointing a commission whose duty it shall be to devise the best possible method of keeping such registration books. We have a number of genealogical societies in America which probably have gone all over the ground and have devised the best method. But as to this I am not certain. Then I am in favor of charging a small registration fee for each name registered, say ten cents, or any sum the commission may think best after they have looked into the matter. Books may be purchased and some other little expense to begin with, which will be met in the future by fees collected. Some form of certificate should be given, also, to be kept and held as a proper guarantee of parental lineage.

I have never been accused of being especially flush with funds, but if it is necessary I will loan the Association enough funds to get the proper registration books and blank certificates to begin with, for I do think this is the most important subject now before us. Let the commission be chosen with care, so it will be able to make the necessary research to establish the correct lineage of every one who applies. This in some cases, I am guessing, will be no small task. It should be chosen, too, with an idea of permanency, and not for a year or two at a time. It should report to and be under the control of the Association which gave it life. In my enthusiasm on the subject I can see within a few years a record which will include the names of thousands, and which will be a genuine roster of the entire family of Haworths descended from George the Emigrant.

In a tentative way I would suggest that cousin Charles B. Davis, of High Point, North Carolina be one of this commission. I make this suggestion because he has voluntarily done so much to establish and put in a permanent form the parentage of the family already. He probably has more accurate knowledge on the subject now than any one else.


I want a Scholarship Endowment Fund started and brought to a speedy completion; making it large enough to guarantee an annual income of $275.00. I am fully convinced that nothing can be done which will be more potent in making great and good men and women of our children and our children's children than to encourage and foster education. I do not have in mind any special kind of education but rather all kinds that are good and wholesome and which work for good. Education is carried to a much higher degree in the world in general now than ever before, and every year more and more the educated person has decidedly the advantage over the uneducated. This is no theory, no dream, but a plain statement of a well-known fact.

Now, anything that will make our children long for an education will be of untold good to the family. Let them set their hearts on it and they will have it. As general education advances we will have springing from our midst more doctors, more lawyers, more jurists, more ministers of the gospel, more teachers, more college professors, more well educated, broad guaged business men, in short, more good and influential citizens who will become men and women of influence in the world and who will have more and more of a hand in shaping the destinies of the world.

No my plan is to establish a scholarship of $250 annually to be given year by year to the applicant considered most likely to use it for the good of humanity in every way, but to be used immediately to help defray his expenses in attending some good and reputable college or university. I would like to have the Scholarship given entirely as an honor, and never allow the financial condition of the applicant to be considered. I would not have it offered as a reward for poverty or for riches but for the probable standing of the holder as an influential citizen in after life, influential for good in the highest and broadest sense of the term, and this too without any reference as to what particular line of business or professional life he or she was contemplating.

Here again a commission should be appointed to hold and bestow the funds. I would make registration in the Haworth Register a pre-requisite, and also a certificate or diploma showing that the holder was eligible at least to the Freshman class in the college or university chosen to attend. I would let each applicant choose his college, and state his choice in his application. The commission should list all American institutions considered worthy, and should then let each applicant choose his college. In this way one year the holder would go to one college, the following year a new holder to some other college, etc.

We cannot count on more than 4 per cent income from money safely invested, therefore, we should have about $7,000 in the endowment fund, so as to leave a small margin for expenses outside the net $250 for the scholarship.

Now, my dear Cousins, I am greatly in earnest on this subject, and the more I think of it the more important it becomes. Were it started now I believe almost every bright boy and girl in the entire family in America would have an ambition to gain the honor of holding the scholarship one year. In my fancy I see fond mothers with children at their knees telling them about it and instilling into their young hearts an ambition to be counted worthy. I can see the proud father saying to his son that this would bring lasting honor to his particular household. I can think of nothing that would so premate all parts of our country and work so much good in holding the family together and in inspiring every boy and girl for hundreds of years to strive to become worthy. The sum required is a mere pittance. It can be raised in a month if only the appeal touches the hearts of our family.

What do You say? I will start it by subscribing $250.00. Twenty-seven more, or an equivalent, will make the amount needed.

What do you say?

Very sincerely,

Erasmus HAWORTH.



Elizabeth Hanson

Elizabeth, wife of Milton Hanson, and daughter of Jesse and Phoebe Mendenhall, was born near Hinkle Creek Friends church in Hamilton county, Indiana, May 1, 1854; died November 29, 1904, age 50 years, 6 months and 20 days.

She was bereft of a mother when only two years old. A short time before the death of her mother the family moved to near West Newton, in Marion county, where she resided until her marriage. About her twentieth year she was converted to Christ, in a revival meeting held at West Newton, under the preaching of Hugh Woody, and ever afterward maintained a faithful testimony to the saving power of Christ.

During a series of meetings held in Westfield in the winter of 1893-4, under the preaching of Seth C. and Huldah Rees, she experienced the definite blessing of sanctification.

On February 2, 1876 she was married to Milton Hanson, who, with four daughters by this union, survive to share their great loss and to honor the memory of wife and mother.

After residing in Kokomo for four years the family removed to Hamilton county in the spring of 1880 which has been their home since that time.

What a large volume of human history closed when our beloved friend and fellow worker, Lizzie Hanson, passed from earth to her eternal reward! How much she will be missed by us all! With a deep sense of personal loss and a feeling of loneliness we take up our work inspired by her pure example, and encouraged by her wise and helpful council, which always had in it the element of hope and enthusiasm.

Her life had been beautifully chastened and developed, for she had known of the sorrows, as well as the joy s of life.

She longed to live for the sake of those she loved, and would gladly have tarried here had it been the Masterís will.

Conscious as she was of the approach of death she faced the inevitable hour without a fear, being fully ready to depart and be with Christ.

With characteristic calmness she gave full directions in regard to her funeral, and set her house fully in order for the change awaiting her.

After her suffering had been severe she was favored to pass away with remarkable tranquility, while a peaceful serenity settled upon her brow, as the calm of an evening sun without the shadow of a cloud.


Amos Sanders

Amos Sanders was born May 30, 1845, at Valley Mills, Indiana. He attended Friends' meeting during boyhood in the old Lick Branch Meeting House, a log structure in what was then known as "the big woods", this meeting house being the first built by the Friends in Marion county. He began his school days at the Union School and later attended similar institutions under the control of the Society of Friends, receiving at Beech Grove School the greater part of his academic training. As a boy he is said to have been jolly and bright, entering enthusiastically into all the sports, while as a student he stood at the head of his classes and took a prominent part in the literary societies of the community. During 1864-5 he attended Earlham College as a student, returning to his home school as teacher in 1866. In the fall of 1867 he responded to the call of Western Yearly Meeting for volunteers to go into the South and organize mission schools among the Freedmen. Soon after going South he took charge of the organization of this work, making his headquarters at Macon, Miss. It was there he passed through the terrible and eventful days of the "Ku Klux Klan." One of his pupils, during the twelve years spent in this noble service, was Margaret Murray, who later became wife of Booker T. Washington. Returning North in the fall of 1878 he was united in marriage to Ruth Armstrong, who spent the first year of their married life with him in Mississippi, the two returning North in the fall Of 1879. Their life together was beautiful in its devotion and simplicity, being blessed with one son, Harold A. Sanders, in whom, they delighted, and whom they were permitted to see entering upon his career as a practicing physician.

Upon his return to the North, Amos Sanders entered upon a successful career as an educator in the public schools, being successively Superintendent of Schools at Butlerville and North Vernon, Ind., Principal of Blue River Academy, near Salem, Ind., and Union High School, Westfield, Ind., and later Superintendent of the city schools at Westfield. He was one of the first persons in Indiana to receive a state license for life.

In the fall of 1890 he felt called to go to Noblesville, Ind., to begin the organization of a Friendsí Meeting. In this he was successful. It was during the eight years of his life there as pastor that the writer came to know him as a remarkable shepherd of souls and a him as a better personal friend than words can describe. Perhaps no greater tribute could be paid to him as a pastor than to state the simple fact

that his life entered so completely into that of others that his work could be depicted only by transcribing whole chapters from lives other than his own, which, of course renders the task here impossible.

When Amos Sanders and his devoted companion who had a large part in all his labors, came to Noblesville, Friends were few in number and entirely without men of wealth. Consequently his life there is a story of unselfish and cheerful self-sacrifice for which the word heroic is none too strong a term. This served to throw into strong relief his unusual gifts of provident forethought and resourcefulness, not only in his own affairs but in advising others, particularly young people. It was in this particular that he was most richly endowed, and it is probable that in such instances his greatest work was done. He possessed the faculty of arousing young persons to their possibilities even in the face of apparently unsurmountable obstacles.

Part of his work in Noblesville was to instruct privately in Algebra, Latin and other branches, a group of young people who were endeavoring to obtain an education under difficulties. During his pastorate there his residence became almost a city of refuge for those oppressed by sorrow or sin, people coming for council and help from all parts of the town, without regard to denominational lines.

He was a man who valued in highest degree the joys of culture and refinement, being devoted to the practice of taxidermy and the study of natural history, as well as crayon painting and poetic composition.

In 1900 he left Noblesville, and became pastor of Friends' Meeting at Brooklyn. During his five years stay there he was bereaved of his beloved wife. His own health broken he sought recovery in California, where he died.

As a minister, he was distinctly of the teaching type, his discourses being enriched by thorough study of the Scriptures and of the actual lives of men. He was a painstaking student, making it his custom for years to engage in some definite course of private study in history science or literature, while it was his habit to keep informed constantly concerning the latest researches in subjects particularly related to the Holy Scriptures. In faith he was decidedly evangelical and zealous for Truth as it was given him to apprehend it, but his charity for those of more liberal or more narrow views than his, was in accord with his Christ-like character, and his great desire and prayer was that the cause of Christ might be advanced in all true unity of faith and spirit. The Society of Friends' has lost a faithful and valued minister, whose greatest virtue can be appreciated only by those who knew him intimately in the quiet walks of life as house mate, neighbor, pastor, never-failing friend, and such a one, reflecting on the fullness with which he put on Christ may well exclaim, "Thy gentleness hath made him great". Signed, Clarence M. Case.  (Copied from Evangelical Friend.)


Lydia H. Moorman

Lydia H. Moorman was born in Clinton county, Ohio, May 7, 1822, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Haines) Haworth. The Haines family were also a prominent Ohio people. As the oldest child she early developed a disposition to take responsibilities and exhibited faithfulness to duty. Such desires marked her character through life, ever thoughtful for the comfort and pleasure of others and with council and example advising and leading the young, and many others, in the strait and narrow way. With her parents she came in early childhood to Western Indiana. and there a few months previous to her eighteenth birthday, in March 1840, she was married to Alfred Maxwell. They settled on an Illinois prairie some of which they converted into a farm. Her husband died leaving her with four small children. Two months after his death two little girls, Martha and Mary, came to claim her attention and be a comfort to her in her bereavement. After settling up business she brought her family of six children to Warren county, Iowa where she lived for many years on her fatherís farm and where, with her frugality and. management, her children were brought up, trained and educated to useful lives.

In early married life she joined the Society of Friends and was ever a faithful and earnest worker, helping to establish many branches of the Church and was much sought after in Church government.

In 1868 she was united in marriage with John T. Moorman who died leaving her a widow in 1885. Strong for her years in her eighty-first year she made a trip to Kansas and Oklahoma to visit her brothers, Jeremiah and John. Her home was at Ackworth since 1886, where she enjoyed the love and confidence of her many friends. In later years she spent her winters with her only remaining child, at Corning Iowa, where after a lingering illness of six months, patiently awaiting the end, after expressing herself as ready to meet her Savior, not wishing her own time but always submitting to "Thy will and not mine be done," she passed on to her Heavenly home on May 24, 1906. She was laid to rest by her sorrowing friends at Ackworth by the side of her parents. Both in appearance and character she has been compared to Queen Victoria.


Sarah Jane Clark

Sarah Jane Clark was born January 27, 1853 in Warren county, Iowa; died July 16, 1905 in the Iowa Sanitarium, Des Moines, Iowa, age 54 years, 5 months, and 19 days. She was married to William R. Devore, Dec. 13, 1874. To this union was born two children: Charlie, who died May 29, 1890, and George, who, with his father, is left to mourn their loss. She also leaves an aged father and mother, Alfred and Hannah Clark, one brother and one sister, Fremont Clark and Mrs. Lewis Hodson, of Indianola.

For five months she was confined to her bed. All that loving hearts and willing hands could do was done. Several weeks ago she was taken to her sister's, Mrs. Hodson and from there to the Iowa Sanitarium in Des Moines, where her weary spirit took its flight. She was of a sweet, loving disposition. To know her was to love her. Kind deeds and loving words were a part of her daily life. She will be remembered and, oh! so sadly missed by many whose burden she has lightened and whose hearts she has cheered in dark hours of sorrow.

She left evidence that all was well, her only regret being that she did not do more for her Master. She has left us lonely, but she has gone to her reward, where within the pearly Gates she will hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter now into the joys of thy Lord." Now, hearts are tired with sorrow, for the one who has gone today; but God knows best and we will see it at the resurrection.


Mrs. Hannah Haworth Clark

Hannah Haworth Clark, wife of Alfred Clark, died at her home near Hamonsburg, Sunday, Nov. 12, 1905, after several weeks illness. She was born in Vermilion county, Indiana, Dec. 8, 1829, and was 75 years, 11 months and 4 days old. When 16 years old she came with her parents to Keokuk county, Iowa and from there to Warren county, in 1846. She married Alfred Clark in 1850. To this union were born eight children, only two of them are now living, Fremont Clark, who lives on tile old home place with his parents; and Mrs. Belle Hodson, of Indianola.

Mother Clark had been a faithful wife, a loving, patient, mother and a true friend to all around her, entering an influence for good upon many lives that only eternity may reveal. She expressed herself ready for the happy change, only regretting to leave the dear ones around her.

Mother Clark was a faithful member of the Friends church for about forty years. She was followed to her last resting place by an immense concourse of sympathizing friends.

She was one of the pioneer women of Warren county, coming here in 1846, and was married in this county in 1850. Her husband survives her. Their home was always one of the most hospitable in the county and they were widely known. The funeral occured from the house Tuesday afternoon.


Jeremiah M. Haworth

Jeremiah M. Haworth, first son and second child of Samuel and Hannah (Haines) Haworth, was born in Clinton county, Ohio, on January 5, 1824. He died February 13, 1907 and was buried in the Hobart Cemetery, Hobart, Oklahoma, by the side of his wife who died September 14, 1901. He was married August the fourth 1853 to Elizabeth Ginder, who also came to Iowa in the year 1846 from the state of Ohio.

During, the winter of 1869--70 he was converted in a Friends meeting, at Ackworth, Iowa, conducted by a noted Quaker preacher, Nathan Ballard, at which time he, with his wife and four children, united with the church and remained a faithful member, until his death.

When a child he came with his parents to Vermilion county, Illinois, where he resided until the year 1846 when he emigrated into Warren county, Iowa, with his father's family. He moved to Scott's Mills, Oregon, in 1893 where he resided for five years. After which he spent four years at Washington, Kansas. He then moved with his son, Alfred Haworth, to Oklahoma where he died.

On coming to Iowa he entered one hundred and sixty acres of land, seven miles east of where the city of Indianola now stands, this land remaining in his possession until his removal to Oregon. Soon after their settlement in Iowa, he with his father, Samuel, and brother, John H., established a saw mill near their farm, and a little later a flouring mill was builded. He, with his father, Samuel, attended to the grinding of flour while his brother, John H., sawed lumber. This was the first steam mill in that part of the state and was known far and wide, as the "Haworth Mill". The settlers came for many miles with their grists to be made into flour or to be exchanged. The lumber manufactured here became the building material for every farm house, barn and bridge within a radius of twenty miles.

During the organization of Warren county, he, with his father and brother, took an active part in public affairs. His name appearing many times in the history of Warren county as rendering various public services. He was a Juror in the first criminal trial held in Warren county, Iowa, the verdict being a fine of $12.50 and costs and forty-eight hours in jail. He served as Justice of the Peace, County Recorder, and County Commissioner in an early day.

He was a prime factor in the planning, building, and financial support of Ackworth Academy, an institution under the guidance of Friends at which were educated many of the children of his own family and those of his neighbors. This school, of which he long served as a trustee, was for twenty-five years a local center of education.

Aside from his early life as a miller, he with his brother, John Haworth, were extensive farmers and stockmen, employing a number of men and furnishing a considerable local market for all farm products.

His children are: Alfred H. Haworth, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Louisa Pennington, Indianola, Iowa; Mrs. Martha Tomlinson, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Nora Burgess, New Virginia, IA.



1 J. H. Haworth, Carthage, Mo.

2 Martha E. Haworth, Carthage, Mo.

3 Emeline Horton Stribling, Earlham, Iowa.

4 W. F. Surface, Toledo, Iowa.

5 Sarah E. Surface, Toledo, Iowa.

6 Sarah E. Mendenhall Jones, Earlham, Iowa.

7 D. R. Jones, Earlham, Iowa.

8 Mary Mendenhall Ramsey, Earlham, Iowa.

9 Rees Haworth, Richland, Iowa.

10 Grace Hanson, Westfield, Indiana.

11 Esther Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

12 Mary Haworth, Carlisle, Iowa.

13 Gulie E. Fry, Waukee, Iowa.

14 Sidna Hadley, Earlham, Iowa.

15 Angeline Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

16 Opha Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

17 Ernest Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

18 Florence Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

19 Hazel Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

20 Robert Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

21 Franes, Kenoyer, Ackworth, Iowa.

22 M. C. Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

23 Jonathan Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

24 Mary J Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

25 Rebecca Frazier, Ackworth, Iowa.

26 Cora Haworth Cottingham, Indianola, Iowa.

27 Agnes Hockett Bloom, Milo, Iowa.

28 Halleen Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

29 Leonora Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

30 Charity Ann Haworth, Noblesville, Ind.

31 Elsie M. Hanson, Westfield, Ind.

32 Mary Haworth Butler, Chicago, Illinois.

33 Merrilla Haworth.

34 Belle Hodson, Indianola, Iowa.

35 Hannah Haworth Kellam, Indianola, Iowa.

36 Dora Haworth Cosand, Cuba, Kansas.

37 Lias Hicks, Sandyville, Iowa.

38 Charity Hicks, Sandyville, Iowa.

39 Rebecca Haworth Hicks, Haworth, Kan.

40 Frank Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

41 Elnora Haworth Burgess, Medora, Iowa.

42 Anna M. Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

43 Chas. B. Haworth, Pendleton, Oregon.

44 George W. Haworth, Carlisle, Iowa.

45 Rebecca A. Stanley, Corning, Iowa.

46 Louie L. Proudfoot, Indianola, Iowa.

47 Sidney H. Clark, Indianola, Iowa.

48 Carl Clark, Indianola, Iowa.

49 Earl Clark, Indianola, Iowa.

50 Murl Clark, Indianola, Iowa.

51 Mary Morris, Carlisle Iowa.

52 FIiza Gildon, Carlisle Iowa.

53 James S. Gildon, Carlisle Iowa.

54 Louisa Haworth Pennington, Indianola, Iowa.

55 J. Pennington, Earlham, Iowa.

56 Blanch Pennington, Indianola, Iowa.

57 Thomas Pennington, Indianola, Iowa.

58 Winnie Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

59 Bennie Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

60 Mabel Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

61 Lloyd Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa.

62 Calvin Haworth, Mendenhall, Indianola, Iowa

63 Elnora Haworth, Noblesville, Ind.

64 Jesse C. George, Earlham, Iowa.

65 Doris A. Bloom, Milo, Iowa.

66 Dorothy M. Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

67 Joseph T. Cosand, Cuba, Kansas.

68 Alpha, Kellam, Indianola, Iowa.

69 Ava Ford, Milo, Iowa.

70 Mary E. George, Earlham, Iowa.

71 Martlia Haworth.

72 Alfred M. Ford, Milo, Iowa.

73 Mary Ford, Milo, Iowa.

74 Anna Ford, Milo, Iowa.

75 Clara J. Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

76 Albert G. Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

77 Sylvanus Haworth, New Sharon, Iowa.

78 Emma M. Haworth, New Sharon, Iowa.

79 Cecil Ellwood Haworth, New Sharon, Iowa.

80 Charles Edwin Haworth, New Sharon, Iowa.

81 Branson A. Kellam, Indianola, Iowa.

82 Weata Clark, Milo, Iowa.

83 Mrs. Evan B. Dowell, Indianola, Iowa.

84 Evan B. Dowell, Indianola, Iowa.

85 Samuel T. Haworth, Des Moines, Iowa

86 Geo T. Haworth, Des Moines, Iowa

87 Alfred Clark, Indianola Iowa.

88 Cecil Haworth.

89 Chester Cosand.

90 Marion Kellam.

91 J. H. Henderson, Indianola, Iowa.

92 Mrs. J. H. Henderson, Indianola, Iowa.

93 Frank P. Henderson, Indianola, Iowa.

94 Mertie Henderson, Indianola, Iowa.

95 John H. Jr., Indianola, Iowa.

96 Inez S. Proudfoot, Indianola, Iowa.

97 Clyde Proudfoot, Indianola, Iowa.

98 Perry Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

99 J. A. Cottingham, Indianola, Iowa.

100 Laura Haworth Cottingham, Indianola, Iowa.

101 A. J. Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

102 Lewis Hodson, Indianola, Iowa.

103 Elwood Cottingham, Indianola, Iowa.

104 M. S. Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

105 Harvey A. Haworth, Indianola, Iowa.

106 Elmer Haworth.

107 George S. DeVore, Ackworth, Iowa.

108 Tacy L. Young, Des Moines, Iowa.

109 Mary C. Young, Des Moines, Iowa.

110 Wm. P. Haworth, Shawnee, Okla.

111 Calvin Young, Des Moines, Iowa.

112 Phoebe Young, Des Moines, Iowa.

113 Edward Young, Des Moines, Iowa.

114 Rex Haworth, Ackworth, Iowa.

115 Maud Houghtailing, Indianola, Iowa.

116 Rex Houghtailing, Indianola, Iowa.

117 Agnes Houghtailing, Indianola, Iowa.

118 Elwood Haworth, Galena, Kansas.

119 Mrs. Elwood Haworth, Galena, Kansas.

120 Wm. W. Haworth, Griswold, Iowa.

121 Mrs. Wm. W. Haworth, Griswold, Iowa.

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