The following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
A surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Worley last Thursday evening, the occasion being Mr. Worley's 36th birthday. There were thirty present. Mr. Worley was greatly surprised; he being away at work and on coming home found his house well filled and a sumptuous supper on the table. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Worley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frashour and family, Mr. and Mrs. August Westberg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Worley and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Worley and family and Miss Sadie Westberg. Some useful presents were received.
The death certificate for John Henry Worley shows that he was born in Indiana to John N. Worley and Melissa Stone on Oct. 13, 1868. He was married to Christina Uhter and worked as a farmer. He died in Lowell on June 26, 1930, at the age 61 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was buried in Lowell.
The following obituary from an unnamed source was found in the Lowell Public Library local history clipping files (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 2, page 11):
John Henry Worley, eldest son of Nathan and Melissa Worley, was born
Oct. 13, 1868, at Lowell, Indiana, and passed away at home in Lowell
June 26, 1930, at the age of 61 years, 8 months and 13 days. In 1885
John, with his parents, moved by covered wagon to the undeveloped
territory of Iowa and Dakota, where two winters were spent in
pioneering. Again returning to Lowell to make his home, he, on Dec. 21,
1891, was united in marriage to Tena Uhter. To this union 12 children
were born, as follows: John Arthur and Henry Everett, of Lowell; Sadie
Marie of Valparaiso; Mrs. Ada Forney and Forest Kaleb, of Lowell; Harry
of Chicago; Mrs. Edna Herron of Lowell; Mrs. Rose Etzel of Martinton,
Ill.; Mrs. Mary Reed of Lowell; Mrs. Della Molenaar of Munster; Violet
and Myrtle, of Lowell. All the children survive to mourn the loss of a
loving father. There also remain 22 grandchildren and many nephews and
nieces. Other survivors are four brothers, Frank of Lowell, Lewis of
Hammond, Edson of Sheldon, Ill., and Edmon[d] of Lowell; two sisters,
Mrs. Frank Frashour of Hebron and Mrs. Ida Westberg of Chicago. One
brother and one sister preceded him in death years ago. Funeral
services were conducted at the Church of Christ Sunday at 3 p.m., J.E.
Poer, minister in charge, and Sheets and Son directing. Interment in
the Lowell Cemetery.
Notes -- In the Worley Family Record, John Henry Worley's death date is given both as June 15, 1930 (page21), and as June 30, 1930 (page 23). His death certificate, however, lists the date as June 26, 1930. In The Worley Family Record, the date of his marriage is listed as Dec. 31, 1891, but in this obituary, it's listed as Dec. 21, 1891.