Burlington Republican
Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas
November 9, 1912
Fay Prouty, who has been playing in a band with the Ringling Brothers circus, is home now as the circus season has closed.
Three car loads of cattle and three car loads of hogs were shipped out of Hartford in one day last week.
Every county paper that runs high school notes has had a straw vote in the school items for last week.
That revival which the Gravel Hill church has been holding closed Sunday night November 3rd.
Miss Geraldine Mullinix is home visiting from Emporia where she attends the Normal.
Mr. and Mrs. John Meek of Strawn were Burlington visitors between trains Friday.
Joe Deakins and Will Todd of Gridley were sufferers from blood poison last week.
The books of the city clerk will be audited by the council Tuesday night.
Sewing machines rented. Pioneed Hdw. & Music Co. Adv.

OVER THE RIDGE

November 7.
George Thorn and family visited at J. B. Shepley's, Thursday.
Jim Bailey is re-shingling his kitchen this nice weather.
This locality was visited with another good rain Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Coulter of Burlington visited at Tom Talley's last Sunday.
The election in Pleasant township passed off very quietly and orderly as far as the writer has learned.
Mrs. Fred Landis and Mrs. Shepley who have been sick for the last two weeks are reported being better.
Mrs. Veach has returned from Independence where she had gone to visit her daughter, Mrs. Ben Fleming.
Mr. Talley's daughter from Council Grove, who has been visiting for the past week, will return to her home Sunday.

Vernon Altis Osborn
Vernon Altis Osborn, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Osborn of Hartford died Monday morning, November 4th. He died of convulsions after only a brief illness. The funeral services were held at the house Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. Edwin Rice. Decedant was 23 days old.

J. S. Coburn
J. S. Coburn died of typhoid fever at his home in Arkansas, October 25, 1912. He leaves a wife and two sons besides a number of brothers and a sister to mourn his loss. He was a former resident of Hartford.

Mary Jane Arnold
Mrs. Mary Jane Arnold, a former resident of Lebo, died at the home of her son, F. G. Arnold, in Long Beach, California on November 1, 1912. She was born in Kentucky in 1832 and was married in 1856. She had many friends in Lebo who are made sorry by her death.
H. H. Webster

H. H. Webster was born near Edgington, Rock Island county, Ill., April 10, 1847 and died November 5, 1912 at the Military Home, Leavenworth, Kansas where he had been for treatment, having failed to find relief elsewhere. He was the son of Charles and Olive Webster of New York who had moved to Rock Island county at an early day.
Being left an orphan quite young, he went to Wisconsin where he, with his two brothers, enlisted in the service of his country in 1862 being less than 16 years of age at the time of his enlistment. He was in Company G. 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of the war. He was with Sherman on his famous "March to the sea" and took part in the Grand Review at Washington, D. C., at the close where he was mustered out.
He was married on March 9, 1872 to Miss Ruth Alexander to which union were born nine children all of whom are living except Loren who died in infancy and all present at the funeral with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. L. E. Smith, of Lorimor, Iowa who was unable to be here. Besides his immediate family he is survived by one brother and two sisters, one of whom was present.
Mr. Webster was converted at Milo, Iowa on New Years eve, 1887, and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which organization he has been a faithful member until the day of his death. His great love for home made it impossible for him to be content without his companion, so his faithful wife had joined him only the day before his death.
He has passed the Grand Review of Life, maintaining his loyalty throughout, and has been mustered into the Grand Army of that Country where reigns eternal peace.
In a conversation with his wife just before retireing while talking of the sin around and as to who would reach the Great Beyond he said, "But we will, we will, we will."
The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Burlington Friday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev C. L. Hovgard officiated and the mal quartet sang. The interment was in Graceland cemetery. The pall bearers were his five sons, Oscar, Lester, Walter, Will and Ray, and his son-in-law, Will Davidson, and they are a fine lot of stalwart young men.
Mr. Webster is survived by his wife and eight children: Mrs. Orpha Frey, Winterset, Iowa, Mrs. Belle Davidson, Burlington, Robert O. Webster, Clay Center, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Lorimor, Iowa, John Lester Webster, Burlington, Walter F. Webster, Parsons, William S. Webster, Chanute, Herman Ray Webster, Burlington. There are seven living grandchildren, two being dead. William Homer Davidson died December 13, 1910 and Gail Smith, February 18, 1910.
Those from out of town here for the funeral were his sister, Mrs. Lou Chandler and daughter Mrs. Pearl Bowen of Blockton, Iowa, Mrs. Sarah Schee, Winfield, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kukuk, Mrs. Hattie Michael and Mrs. Libbie Barrett of Waverly.


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