Frank Lewis and Lucy B. (Lyman) Pack

In 1870 Marion County, Iowa, John and Ann Pack have Laura 8, "Lewis" 6, Minnie 3, and Edwin 1.

In 1880 Marion County, Iowa, Frank Pack is 17, with parents L. John 42 and Ann 43.  Siblings are Laura, 18, Minnie 13, Eddie 12, and Nellie 3.

Lucy is a school teacher in 1880 Mahaska County, Iowa, with parents Horace 66 and Ruth 50, brother Albert 19 is a farm laborer.  (next household is Samuel Horn, 37, born in Pennsylvania.

"Lewis F." Pack married Lucy Lyman  February 15, 1885 in Jefferson, Mahaska County, Iowa.

Frank, 21 and Lucy B. 29 Pack are in Marion County, Iowa in 1885.

John L. Pack 1837-1919 and Anna 1836-1911 are buried in Marion County Greenlawn Cemetery.   78486647

Frank cash-claimed a quarter in 13, 8N 48W in 1906.

Walter Pack married "Alte" Mock April 7, 1909, recorded in Phillips County.

In 1910 Randall County Texas, Walter L. Pack is 23, Elta 20, with Lee, two months.

He registered in Logan County, born Aug 21, 1886 in Bosley, Iowa (that's Marion County).


When Lucy's sister Martha LYMAN Johnson died in 1914, she had two brothers in Haxtun - John and Arza Lyman, a sister Mrs. Mary Clemons of Alta, Iowa and Mrs. Lucy Pack of Lollister, (might be Hollister) Missouri

In 1920 Frank L. 56 and Lucy 60 are in Greene County, Missouri, farming.


In 1920 Logan County, Walter L. is 33, Elta M. 29, Lester L. 9, born in Texas, Clyde L. 8 Missouri, Louise A. 5, Colorado,  and Elta's sister Verna M. Mock, 19, no occupation

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, December 28, 1922

Verna, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Mock was born near Albia, Iowa, June 4th, 1900, and passed away in Haxtun, Colorado, December 24th, 1922, aged 22 years, six months and 20 days. When she was two years old she came with her parents to Haxtun. Here she grew to young womanhood, completing the common school and then the high school course, graduating from the Fleming High School in 1920.

At the age of eleven she was baptized and received as a member into the Methodist Episcopal church at Haxtun by the Rev. Spence which relation she sustained until her departure.

She was married to George Rhodes of Dailey, Colorado, March 19, 1921, and together they established a happy home, which now, by the ruthless hand of death, is broken. Her final illness, which followed a surgical operation, was of three weeks’ duration and caused intense suffering.

She leaves to mourn their loss her sorrowing husband, her father, one sister, Mrs. Elta Pack, of Fleming, and two brothers, Oral E. and Delbert N. Mock of Dailey. Also a number of other relatives and a large circle of friends who will always cherish the memory of her cheerful, patient and helpful life. She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister.

Of her it can be truly said that the world is better for her having lived, and she will be sorely missed from our community.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, December 26 from the Haxtun M.E. Church, Rev. H.H. Donnenworth of Dailey officiating, assisted by Rev. A.P. Gaines. Interment was made in the Haxtun cemetery.

We wish to thank our friends and the various community organizations for the beautiful floral offerings and the many kindnesses shown during the recent illness and death of our beloved wife, daughter and sister. - George H. Rhode, George R. Mock, Mr. & Mrs. O.E. Mock, Mr. and Mrs. D.N. Mock, Mr. & Mrs. W.L. Pack

Son Walter Lewis Pack, born Aug 21, 1886 in Marion County, Iowa, dying 1961, also buried in Haxtun  with two spouses -FindaGrave says he married Bessie Skeels between 1923 and 1930, separated by 1930, and were divorced.  The first wife Elta M. (Mock) Pack 1890-1923 had Clyde Leslie Mock in 1911 in Missouri, dying 1921, also buried in Haxtun.

 Walt L. Pack married Bessie C. Lyman Aug 10, 1926, recorded in Logan County.

In 1930 Logan County, Walter, 42, is farming, and Frank, widowed, 66, is with him, both born in Iowa.  On the same census page are Everett and Blanch Skeels.

FindAGrave 87418425 has Frank Lewis Pack, born Oct 4, 1863 in Marion County, Iowa, dying Feb 1, 1931, and Lucy (Lyman) 1857- October 28, 1928, buried in Haxtun.

January 4, 1928 Dismissals from the Haxtun Hospital - Lois Pack of Haxtun

Haxtun Harvest October 20, 1928 "Lucy Lyman Pack, 71, passed away.  She was survived by her husband, Frank, and son Walter."

 Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, February 11, 1931

Frank Pack, son of J.L. Pack and Claricy Ann Pack, was born in Marion County, Iowa October 4, 1863 and died February 1, 1931 at the age of 67 years, 3 months, and 27 days.

He was married to Lucy Lyman on February 15, 1885. To them was born one child. Walter Pack of Dailey.

The deceased was a member of the Oddfellows lodge and the Friends church.

He leaves to mourn his passing his son, Walter, three sisters and one brother, namely: Mrs. Laura Stout, Mrs. Minnie Woods and Mrs. Nellie Richmond all of Los Angeles, California and Ed Pack of Farrow, New Mexico. There are also two grandchildren, Lee and Louise Pack of Dailey and other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife who died in October 1928.


In 1940 Phillips County (lived in Logan County in 1935) Lester is 30, married to Wilma D. 32, and they have Larry L. 1.

Lester Lee Pack- 1910-1949 and Wilma Dorothy (Hovel) Pack 1908-1973 are buried in Haxtun.

Lois Colleen Pack, 44, of Haxtun, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994 at the Haxtun Hospital.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. today at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun with the Rev. Sam Christensen officiating. Burial was at the Haxtun Cemetery.
Miss Pack was born to Lester Lee and Wilma Hovel Pack in Sterling on Feb. 11, 1949. She attended school in Haxtun and graduated from Haxtun High School in 1967. She continued her education at Colorado State University.
After graduation from CSU in 1971, she worked at Target in Fort Collins before returning to Haxtun. She worked at the Haxtun Community Bank, and taught English for two years at Haxtun High School. She also worked in Sterling at Centennial Mental Health and later as County Planning Technician for Logan County.
She worked as an aide for Home Health during the past few years.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
She is survived by a sister, Barbara McCulloch and husband George of Northglenn; a brother, Larry Pack of Haxtun; two nieces, Kim McCulloch, Kari Gneiser and husband Robert, all of Northglenn; aunts, Louise Talbot and husband Fenton of San Diego, Calif., and Dorothy Sator of Haxtun; and an uncle, Loren Hovel and wife Glenda of Haxtun.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Wilma.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Lois C. Pack Scholarship Fund, established by the Class of 1967. 


Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Haxtun, Colorado, April 6, 2005

Larry Lee Pack passed away Sunday, March 27 at Allison Care Center in Lakewood at the age of 66. Larry was born September 24, 1938 in Sterling, the son of Lee and Wilma (Hovel) Pack, Haxtun. He was baptized, confirmed and an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He received his education at Haxtun Grade School.

Larry had a strong work ethic and was happiest when busy. In his early years he delivered a weekly newspaper, The Grit, and also sold Watkins products door-to-door. He assisted his mother at the Pack Convalescent Home and worked as a custodian at Raye's Restaurant and the American Legion Hall. He loved doing yard work in the summer and scooping snow in the winter.

Larry also loved to be of services in the community. Helping others was a way of life for him since childhood. In 1984 he was crowned "King for a Day" on his birthday and was given royal treatment by friends, family, and staff at the nursing home to say thank you for him many hours of volunteer work. He spent time each morning and afternoon visiting residents and running errands for them and the staff. He especially enjoyed taking his special friend, Kevin Bamford, for walks around town in his wheelchair.

In 1985 Larry was the winner of the Haxtun Corn Festival Theme Contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. His winning theme was "Lookin' Good." The highlight of his life was being named a Grand Marshall of the 1989 Corn Festival Parade for his contributions to the community. He was very proud to lead the parade in a red convertible and later wrote his sister about all of the hugs he was still getting from the townspeople.

Unfortunately, Larry was soon after that stricken with illness and declining health. After making Heritage Living Center his home for several years, he moved to Lakewood to be closer to family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lois.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and George McCulloch, Buffalo Creek; nieces Kim Morse and family (Dan, Kyle and Kaitlyn), Parker, and Kari Gneiser and family (Robb, Merritt and Sawyer), Bailey; aunts, Glenda Hovel, Haxtun, Dorothy Sator, Haxtun, and Louise Talbot, San Diego, California. A host of caring cousins also survive him.

Larry's burial followed the service at the Haxtun cemetery. 

In 1940 Louise is a nurse in Tonopah, Nevada, single, was in Colorado Springs in 1935.  SSDI has Louise Aleen Talbor  born May 17, 1914, dying Nov 15, 2010, last residence San Diego, California.


Arza Brown Lyman, born May 18, 1850 in Marion County, died Jan 24, 1935 in Sterling, and is buried in the Haxtun cemetery. Arza proved up a quarter in 35, 9N 48W in 1906. 

Benjamin L. Lyman proved up a quarter in 27, 8N 48W in 1915.

  Haxtun, Colo Herald- Abner Andrew Lyman, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Arza Lyman was born near Hamilton, Monroe Co, Iowa, Aug 26,1891 and departed this life July 31,1915 at the age of 23 years, 11 months and 5 days, having met his death by drowning while bathing in the Sharp Pond a few miles south of Haxtun, Colorado.

   Abner came to Haxtun with his parents when a mere boy and has grown to manhood in this vicinity where he was a well known and dearly beloved and respected. He always took sunshine with him ever brightening the paths of others, finding cheerfulness if anyone could. He went to his last rest with a pleasant smile which indicates that all is well.

   He leaves to mourn his sad departure his aged parents, four sisters, Cora Groves , Tilla Dilliner, Ruth Clark, Martha and three brothers, Harry H, Asa J and Benjamin L, all residing near Haxtun, besides a host of other relatives and friends. An infant brother, the second child preceded him to the happy home.

   Funeral was conducted at Haxtun M E Church. Interment was made in Haxtun Cemetery


Lyman , Homer Gilbert
May 10,1912, Atkinson Graphic

     Homer Gilbert Lyman, the son of John and Mrs. Lyman of our village was born near Hamilton, Marion Co, Iowa, on June 2, 1883. When but a little child three years old his parents removed to Holt County, Nebraska, settling on a homestead 6 miles south of Atkinson. On this place little Homer grew up to young manhood. A bright boy of pleasing personality and address, he desired to be doing his part in the worlds work, and going to Iowa took up telegraphy, learning it readily. He worked at his business there for awhile and later went west to Denver where he found employment as telegrapher. Later taking a position with a mining firm which he held for several years.

     In 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Saunders at Black Hawk, Colorado. Three children: were born to them, Homer G, Catherine, and Edward, little Homer dying when a small baby.

     A year ago last spring with his little family, Homer went to Texas coming from there last fall to make his parents in our village a visit returning to Texas later. Toward the end of April while living at Lubbock, Texas, he was stricken with scarlet fever which in itself might not have proved fatal had not pneumonia set in. He died on April 28,1912, aged 20 years 11 months.

     The day before he died his parents received a telegram appraising them of the danger, and they started at once for his bedside but reached Lubbock the day after he had gone. Interment was made in Fairmount Cemetery Denver, May 2, the funeral party coming from Lubbock by rail. The funeral services were also held in Denver under the auspices of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of which order he was a member. Members of the Elks, IOOF and Royal Highlanders were present as individuals to witness the burial of a brothers: of their order.

     Mr. Lyman leaves besides his wife and children: and his parents several other relatives add scores of friends to mourn his untimely going. His winning ways and general disposition made him friends wherever he went.

     The mysteries of life we may not know neither can we fathom the mysteries of providence. Why a life so young, so bright, so full of promise should be taken when but entering upon the years of fullest manhood must remain a mystery until we see with perfected vision.


Allison S. Dilliner 1839-1917 is buried in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa # 45331415.
He married Melissa Geyer on September 11, 1887 in Mahaska County, Iowa, so his fist wife was gone.
Fred B. Dilliner 1874-1915 is buried in the same cemetery # 45331436 - a brother of Frank.
Earl 1891-1973 - a half-brother - is buried in Mahaska County, Iowa # 93531382.
Ellis 1892-1960 # 109757446 is another half-brother.

Frank A. Dilliner cash-claimed a quarter in 32 and 33, 9N 48W in 1907, and Lilla proved up on a quarter in 28 in 1906.

Clovis, New Mexico, July 1973 .   Funeral services for Tilla L. Dilliner will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church with Dr. J. Harold Cates officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven Cemetery under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dilliner, 93, died Tuesday morning at her home at 512 Rencher.
Pallbearers will be S.L. Costley, Marion Alexander, Archie Skeen, Rollie Wicker, W. W. McDonald and Clifford T. Skeen.
Mrs. Dilliner was born Nov. 27, 1879, near Hamilton, Iowa. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Arza Brown Lyman, She was one of nine children, six of whom preceded her in death. She taught school for 17 years in Iowa and Colorado.
At the turn of the century, the Lyman family migrated to northeastern Colorado as homesteaders.
Frank cash -claimed a quarter in 33, 9N 48W in 1907.

Tilla proved up a quarter in section 28 in 1906. Tilla was married to Frank A. Dilliner of Eddyville, Iowa, in 1902.

In 1910 Logan County, Frank is 33, born in Pennsylvania?, Tilla 30 in Iowa, with "Marece" I, 5. [ Mayrece Ione Dilliner.
The family moved to Clovis, in 1918. Frank Arthur Dilliner registered for WWI in Clovis, born April 14, 1877, a farmer.

Dilliner passed away in 1962. He's buried in Clovis "Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Steed Chapel for Frank A. Dilliner, 84, of 512 Rencher with Dr. R. L. Willingham, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. IOOF rites are planned by Clovis Lodge No. 31, Independent Order of the Odd Fellows.
Mr. Dilliner died at 4 p.m. Monday at his home after a long illness. He had been a local resident since 1918.
Surviving are his wife, Tilla; a daughter, Miss Mayrece Dilliner, also of Clovis; and two brothers, Earl of Eddyville, Iowa (93531382), and Harley of Placerville, Calif.
Named as pallbearers are Lem A. Wright, Fred A. Stieg, Loyd F. Morris, G.B. Oetken, Dr. C. D. Groves and Clarence R. Robes.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Steed Funeral Home. "

Mrs. Dilliner was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clovis. She worked in the primary department of the Sunday School for some twenty years and was active in the circles of the church.
She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and received her 50 - year membership in 1969. She served Keystone Chapter as secretary for 36 years and was secretary emeritus at the time of her death. She was an honorary member of the Past Matrons Club of Clovis.
She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge for 57 years and was a Past Noble Grand of that organization. She also served as secretary of the Rebekahs numerous times.
Mrs. Dilliner is survived by her daughter, Mayrece of the home; a sister, Martha Quasbarth of Grandview, Wash.; and one brother Ben Lyman of Dailey, Colo. 


Albuquerque - June 25, 1986 Funeral services for Mayrece Ione Dilliner were held at Steed-Todd Chapel. The Rev. Don Murphy officiated.
Burial followed at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery. Steed-Todd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral rites were performed by Rebekah Lodge in the chapel.
Miss Dilliner died in Albuquerque at Presbyterian Hospital on June 25. She was born on Oct. 19, 1904 in Haxtun, Colo.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Tilla Dilliner and she was the secretary for the district manager of Southern Union Gas for 36 years until her retirement in 1969.
Pallbearers included Blackie Gant, Johnny Bollinger, George Davis, Ray Riordan, G. B, Oetken, Martin Nesbitt and Archie Skeen. 


John Clark Lyman was born February 11, 1840, died in 1918, buried in Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska.

John was married to Elizabeth Hamaker on 21 February 1861 in Marion County, Iowa. They had three children before she died about 1871. His second wife was Ann Eliza Armstrong who he married on 11 Jul 1873 in Marion County, Iowa. One son was born to them before they divorced. His third wife was Nancy Louisa Phillips who he married in Hamilton, Marion County, Iowa on 3 Oct 1878. They had one son. Nancy died in 1934 in Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska.