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OBITUARY SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Obituary with surnames KESINGER, LOVEALL, TRACKELL submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, April 29, 1930
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, 01-May-1930.

Former Jarbalo Girl Dies in Kansas City

Mrs. Hazel Loveall, age 24, well known in the Jarbalo vicinity as H azel Kesinger, died at Bethany hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, and has a host of relatives and friends in this vicinity.

Hazel Paulina Kesinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kesinger, was born on a farm near Tonganoxie, March 26,1906, and died April 29, 1930, age 24 year one month and 3 days. She grew up near Jarbalo, where she attended high school. She was united in marriage June 8, 1923 to Earl Loveall of Jarbalo.

In February, 1929, she and her husband moved to Chanute, Kansas, and they have since made their home in Chanute. She made many friends by her sunny disposition, and bore her sufferings with patience and cheerfulness.

Besides her husband, Earl Loveall, she is survived by a little daughter, Eileen, age 6, her parents and sisters, Mrs. E.M. Trackell of Leavenworth and Mary of Kansas City, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends. Te body was broght to Tonganoxie, where funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Friends church.

Obituary with surnames CONLIN, MOTE, RATLIFF submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Saturday, May 17, 1930
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror,Thursday, 22-May-1930.

Linc Ratliff Killed on 40

An accident near Reno

Died late Saturday in Lawrence Hospital After Colliding With A Truck.

Funeral services for J.L. (Linc) Ratliff, were held in Tonganoixe Monday afternoon at the Friends church, at two o'clock, following his death in Memorial hospital, Lawrence, Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received in a motor car collision near Reno, Friday night. Mr. Ratliff's car collided with a truck driven by Cline Lane of Topeka. With Mr. Lane was Leonard V. Fardon of Kansas City, Mo. Both were slightly injured. Officer Bretz, who investigated the accident was unable to learn to cause, it was said, or to fix responsibility.

After the collision, Mr. Ratliff was rushed to the Lawrence hospital. The injuries suffered were internal, and he was unable to rally, and death finallly occurred Saturday. The body was brought to Tonganoxie where funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Rev. C.L. Nellis conducted the services, and burial was in the family lot in Hubbel Hill cemetery.

For many years Linc Ratliff was a well-known resident of Tonga. A couple of years ago, he began work as a salesman for a household products company, working largely in Jefferson county. Later he took over the agency for the Greisa Nurseries in Lawrence, and distributed nursery stock through this territory. For some time he has been living on Route 1, LAwrence in order to be close to his work.

John Linc Ratliff was born in Clark Co., Iowa, in 1866. For many years he resided in this community. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Conlin Ratliff; two sons, Guy Ratliff of Lawrence and Dale Ratliff of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Letha Mote, Effingham, Kans; one brother, E.B. Ratliff of Manhattan, Kansas.

Thus is added another death in the lengthening toll of highway accidents on No. 40. This is the second local death on the road so far this year.

Obituary with surnames HENSON, KINDRED, LUCKAN, TORNEDEN submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, June 3, 1930
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, 12-Jun-1930.

Kindred Obituary

Mrs. Edna Luckan Kindred was born June 13, 1903, and passed away Jun 3, 1930. She lived her early life on a farm near Fall Leaf. She was married in 1922 to Gerald Kindred. To this union was born one child, Lela Mae. On account of Ill health he has been in Phoenix, Arizona, for the past six years. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Kindred; daughter, Lela Mae; her mother, Mrs. Luckan; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Torneden and Mrs. Ether Henson; one brother, Henry Luckan and a host of other relatives and friends. The rody was brought to Eudora Friday evening and funeral services were held from the Methodist church. Burial was in Reno cemeter. The pall bearers were her school frinds, Walter and Alfred Torneden, Robert Schellack, Charles Vitt, Raymond Dessinger and Mr. McCabin. The entire community extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Obituary with surnames BIRCHELL, CLEVENGER, EAGEN, STEINMETZ, WILLIAMS, ZIMMERMAN submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Thursday, June 5, 1930
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, 12-Jun-1930.

Another Old Timer Gone

W.H. Zimmerman Dead

He had spent many of his mature years in this community, burial Monday.

Another veteran resident of Tonganoxie community passed away last Thursday, about six o'clock when Wm. H. Zimmerman died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tina Clevenger, near Six Corners, southwest of Tonganoxie. Mr. Zimmerman had been in failing health for some time, being eighty years of age, but his condition had not been considered serious.

Funeral services were held at the Friends church, in Tonganoxie Monday afternoon, June 9, conducted by Rev. C.L. Nellis, assisted by Rev. F. P. White. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

W.H. Zimmerman was born at Bloomington, Ill., July 8, 1849 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tina Clevenger, near Lawrence June 5, 1930, age eighty years. Mr. Zimmerman came to Kansas with his parents in 1867, settling at Fall Leaf. In the year 1874 he was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Williams. They established their first home at Fall Leaf, later living near Linwood and Edwardsville, and moving to Tonganoxie in 1893.

They located on a farm in the Mound community. Since that time they have lived in or near Tonganoxie for thirty-five years, and in town for the past ten years. Eleven hildren were born to this family, ten of whom are living. One daughter, Laura, died at the age ot two years.

His wife is left to mourn his loss. The children are: B.F. Zimmerman of Vroman, Colo.; Mrs. Verna Birchell, Charles, Arthur and Roy Zimmerman of Los Angeles, Calif.; Ernest Zimmerman of Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Pearl Steinmetz and Wade N. Zimmerman of Liberal, Kans.; Mrs. Velva Eagen, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Tina Clevenger of Lawrence, Kans; also forty-nine grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames SHERLEY submitted by Sue Rush 1930-1939. Date of death Sunday, June 29, 1930
From the Leavenworth Times 30-Jun-1930.

EUGENE SHERLEY OF LANSING DIES

Appendicitis Fatal to 12 year-Old Son of A. E. Sherley, Chief Engineer at Kansas Prison.

Eugene Francis Sherley, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sherley, Lansing, died Sunday morning, June 29, 1930, at St. John's hospital, following an operation for appendictis. He was born at Lansing, January 6, 1918.

Mr. Sherley, the father, is chief engineer at the Kansas State prison. Other than his parents he is survived by two sisters, Josephine and Mary Alice, of the home address and one brother, William Sherley, Lansing. Eugene Francis Sherley was a student at the Lansing school and four weeks ago was confirmed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The body was removed this afternoon from the O'Donnell funeral chapel to the residence at Lansing, where it will lie in state until Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock when a requiem high mass will be celebrated at Frances De Sales Catholic church, Lansing, Rev. Fr. J.B. McManus officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, KORTH, TUTTLE, WAIT submitted by Sue Rush 1930-1939. Date of death Monday, December 29, 1930
from Leavenworth Times

HAD RESIDED IN CITY 47 YEARS

Mrs. Fred Butzin, Died at Family Home on Shoemaker at 9 O'Clock Last Night.

MRS. AMELIA BUTZIN, 74, years of age died, December 29, 1930, at the family residence, 418 Shoemaker Avenue, at 9 o'clock Monday evening. She had been in feeble health for the past year, due to her advanced age, but had only been confined to her bed for four days. She had been a resident of Leavenworth for fory-seven years, coming here from Germany where she was born August 29, 1856.

Mrs. Butzin is survived by her husbanb, Fred Butzin, home address; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond A. Tuttle, Mrs. Otto Korth, and Mrs. Francis E. Wait all of Leavenworth; two sons, Frank Butzin and William Butzin, both of Leavenworth; three great grandchildren.

Private funeral sevices will be held from the family residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be removed from the Davis funeral church to the residence Wednesday morning. There will be a Christian Science service and the burial will be on the family lot in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames ALEXANDER, BALLARD, DRENNON, MANUEL, MCALEXANDER, MYERS, WILLS submitted by George Drennon. Date of death Tuesday, January 6, 1931
from the LEAVENWORTH TIMES Jan 6, 1931

ED ALEXANDER

DIES AT 83 YEARS

Had been resident of High Prairie Township thirty years Serving four terms as Trustee.

Edward ALEXANDER Sr., 83 years of age died a 5 o’clock Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John MYERS. Mr. ALEXANDER had been ill for over two years, but had been confined to his bed for the past three months. Mr. ALEXANDER was born February 3, 1847, in Polk County, Mo, and was the only son of Clayborn and Elizabeth ALEXANDER. He was married to Amanda WILLS in April 1869. They were the parents of eleven children. Mr. ALEXANDER was very active in politics, being a staunch Democrat. He served four years as trustee of High Prairie Township. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist church for 58 years. He was a charter member of the Springfield Masonic Lodge having joined July 5, 1878 later transferring to Nine Mile lodge at Lansing. He was also a member of the Modern Woodsman. Mr. ALEXANDER is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maude BALLARD, Excelsior Springs, Mo, Mrs. Lizzie MYERS, 1210 Spruce, Leavenworth; three sons, Edward ALEXANDER Jr., Leavenworth; Boone ALEXANDER, Kansas City, Ks.; William ALEXANDER, Wichita, Ks; John ALEXANDER, High Prairie Twp; Walter ALEXANDER, Miami, Florida; three sisters; Mrs. Lon DRENNON, Leavenworth, and Mrs. Lena MANUEL of California, 4 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Davis funeral church at 2 p. m. Thursday, Rev. F. R. BEERY officiating. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery in High Prairie township with Nine Mile A.F. & A.M. in charge.

Note from George DRENNON, 2nd great grand nephew. My ALEXANDER ancestors were all born with the Surname MCALEXANDER. Sometime after the turn of the century they dropped the MC which made it difficult finding them in official records. The LON DRENNON mentioned in this death anouncement was my great great grandmother Sabrina Lovina DRENNON. She shortened her name to Lou V. DRENNON.

Obituary with surnames BROWN, JACKSON, POYNTER submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Wednesday, April 1, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday evening, April 3, 1931.

Mrs. Hattie Jackson died Wednesday evening at her home 719 Delaware street. She is survived by her husband, George Jackson, two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Brown, of Leavenworth and Mrs. Ruth Poynter, of Omaha, Neb., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 o'clock from the Apostolic church on Fifth Ave. Rev. Herbert Davis will officiate.

Obituary with surnames FLIEGE submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Wednesday, April 1, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday evening, April 3, 1931. Funeral services for Henry C. Fliege, electrical engineer at the Helmers factory, who died Wednesday morning in Kansas City, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Davis funeral church. The body will remain at the residence, 1328 spruce street until Saturday morning when it will be removed to the Davis funeral church. The Rev. Arthur Henderson will officiate and burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery.

from the Leavenworth Times, Sunday morning, April 5, 1931.

Funeral services for Henry C. Fliege were held at the Davis funeral church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur Henderson officiating. Burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames HAYLES submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Thursday, April 2, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, April 3, 1931.

HIS DEATH FROM NATURAL CAUSES

Coroners' July(sic) Finds Stanley G. Hayles, Found Dead in Coach, Was Victim of Pneumonia.

An inquest over the death of Stanley C. Hayles, a Spanish-American war veteran, who was found dean in a carnival car near the Kaaz factory on South Fourth street yesterday, was held at the courthouse this morning. The coroner's jury found that his death was due to natural causes.

Coroner Ted Sexton conducted the inquest. Dr. Joseph Skaggs testified that he examined the body and found that death was due to pneumonia. There were no marks of any violance(sic) on the body.

The coroner's jury consisted of Clark Brown, Joseph McKinney, John Baker, George Walker, Henry Geiger and John Bramlage.

from the Leavenworth Times, Sunday Morning, April 5, 1931.

A telegram was received yesterday by County Coroner Ted L. Sexton from George Hayles, Atlanta, Ga., asking that the body of his father, Stanley C. Hayles, who was found dead in a carnival car near Kaaz factory on South Fourth street, be held until his arrival in Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames HASKELL, OCONNELL submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Thursday, April 2, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, April 3, 1931.

Major and Mrs. George A. O'Connell, of Fort Leavenworth, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucy Alice, to Mr. Henry C. Haskell, of Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, the second of April.

Mr. and Mrs. Haskell are spending their honeymoon in California and on their return will reside in Kansas City.

Obituary with surnames ADAMSON, BELL, ERRATT, HARPER submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Thursday, April 2, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday Evening, April 2, 1931.

W.G. ADAMSON, EASTON PIONEER, TAKEN BY DEATH

End Came Yesterday Afternoon at Home of Son, Roy Adamson af-(sic) Illness of Eight Months

William G. Adamson, 75 years old, almost a life-long resident of Easton, died yesterday afternoon at the residence of his son, Roy Adamson, 312 Pine street, following an illness of eight months, the last two weeks of which he was confined to bed at his son's home.

Mr. Adamson was born in New Market, Mo., April 6, 1856, and came to Easton with his parents when a boy. He was married to Miss Laura Bell of Easton, May 9, 1877. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge and of the Easton Baptist church and was one of the best known men in the community. A barber by trade, Mr. Adamson had the opportunity of getting acquainted with every resident of Easton and the surrounding country, and he was well liked by all for his friendliness and sociability.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Laura Adamson of the home address, Mr. Adamson is survived by four sons, Roy, Leavenworth; Claude, Parsons, Kas.' Tom, Easton and Fred, of Soldier, Kas. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Harper, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Grant Erratt, Seattle, Wash., also survive.

The body was removed from the Davis funeral church to the residence of his son, 213 Pine street, and funeral services will be held from the Easton Baptist church Friday, the Rev. F.R. Beery officiating. Burial will be in the Easton cemetery. from the Leavenworth Times, Friday evening, April 3, 1931. The body of William Adamson, retired farmer of Easton, was removed Thursday afternoon from the Davis funeral church to his son's residence, 312 Pine street and funeral services were held at the residence at 1 o'clock this afternoon at 2 o'clock and from the easton Baptist church. The Rev. Franklyn R. Beery officiated and burial was in the Easton cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MORTON submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Friday, April 3, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday evening, April 3, 1931.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles M. Morton, 52 years old, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Burke, 225 Pottawatomie street, Rev. Henry Blanke officiating. Burial was on the family lot in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames EVANS submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Friday, April 3, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday evening, April 3, 1931. Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie E. Evans a Leavenworth resident of 50 years, will be held from the Davis funeral church at 2 o'clock Sunday. The Rev. E.W. Spencer, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Fall Creek cemetery, Jarbalo.

Obituary with surnames BARR submitted by Lv1931. Date of death Monday, April 6, 1931
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, April 6, 1931.

Mrs. Virginia Barr Taken In Death

Passes Away Suddenly at Her Home in South Leavenworth at Noon Today.

Mrs. Virginia Barr, wife of John P. Barr, died at 12:15 today at the family residence, 300 Linn street. She had been ill for several days but death was unexpected.

Mrs. Barr was born October 17, 1893, in Grand View, Ark.

She is survived by her husband, one son James Barr, and a daughter, Mary Joan Barr; one brother, John Collingsworth of Artesia, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. O. Ferguson, of Artesia, Calif.; Mrs. R.A. Summer, Grand View, Ark., and Mrs. Morris, of Hebron, Neb.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The body is at the Davis funeral church.

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