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Obituary with surnames DANIELS, FORGE, GOLOBIC, KELLY submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, September 4, 1948
Taken from the Leavenworth times Sept. 5, 1948 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept. 4, 1948.

Last of Large Forge Family From Germany

John Forge, 88, Dies Early Yesterday at Farm Home On Rural Route Four.

John Forge, 88, well known retired farmer and resident of Leavenworth County, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on rural route four, following an illness of five months.

He was born June 6, 1860 in Westphalen, Germany, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forge. In 1879, at the age of 19, Mr. Forge came to America and settled in Leavenworth County.

He was the first of many Forges to come to America and his death marks the last of the original Forge Family that came to this county from Germany.

On October 21, 1888, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception he was married to Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Mrs. Forge died in 1939.

Funeral Tomorrow

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. S. Daniels of Kansas City, Mo.; six sons, Thomas J. Forge, 1016 Kickapoo Street; Arch Forge of the home; Henry Forge of rural route four; John Forge, Jr., of the home, and William Forge of rural rout four, and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Josephs's Church, the Rev. Herman Golobic, O Carm, pastor; officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Members of St. Joseph's Benevolent Society and friends will assemble tonight at 8 o'clock at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel for the recitation of the rosary. The body will remain at the chapel until the time of services.

Obituary with surnames LINAWEAVER, SEALS, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Friday, October 1, 1948
Mrs. Pauline Zule Dies, 51, Oct 1, 1948

Lived in County More Than 40 Years After Coming As Girl From Virginia.

Mrs. Pauline Zule, 51 of rural route two, Fairmount, a resident of Leavenworth County for more than 40 years, died yesterday afternoon at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several months and confined to the hospital the past three weeks
Mrs. Zule was born February 12, 1897, in Overall, Va., a daughter of the late William J. Linaweaver and Mrs. Elizabeth Linaweaver, who came to Leavenworth nearly 50 years ago. She was a member of the Michigan Avenue Methodist Church.
Surving her are four sons, Eugene Zule, rural route one:, William Zule, rural route three: Robert Zule, Leavenworth, and Daryl Zule, McLouth: her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Linaweaver, Fairmount: one sister, Mrs. Geneva Seals, Kansas City, Kas: one brother, Claude Linaweaver, rural route two, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Friday afternoon at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton methodist Church, will officate and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Basehor. The body will remain at the funeral chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames BRADY, DAGE, FARQUHAR, FISCHER submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Friday, February 4, 1949
From the Leavenworth Times 2-4-1949

Mrs. Amelia Fischer Dies 2-4-1949

Widow of Herman Fischr was 77--Came to City As Young Woman of 20

Mrs. Amelia Fischer, 77, Twenty-first and Ohio Streets, widow of Herman A. Fischer, a resident of Leavenworth for more that 55 years, died at her residence at 7 o'clock this morning.

Mrs. Fischer has been in failing health since Thanksgiving and confined to her bed since Christmas.

She was born in Germany April 30, 1871, and came to Leavenworth in 1891, when she was 20 years old. She was married August 6, 1892, to Herman A. Fischer. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1942.

Mr. Fischer died September 23, 1942.

Surviving Mrs. Fischer are two daughters, Miss Martha Fischer, of the home, and Mrs. Thomas Farquhar, Dennison, Kas; three sons, Henry Fischer and Otto Fischer, of the home and Frank Fischer, Leavenworth; eight grandchildren seven great-grandchildren, and one brother, Fred Dage, Leavenworth.

Funeral services will be at 2 PM Monday from the Sexton Funeral Chapel, with Rev Roy Brady, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The body will remain at the Sexton Funeral Chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames CLINE, DAY, KING, OWENS submitted by Lv1949. Date of death Friday, April 1, 1949
from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday evening, April 5, 1949.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Charlotte Cline are Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Cline, who died Friday, were held this afternoon in Lawrence. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Cline, a Canton, Ill native, was the mother E.W. Cline, of 24 Michigan Ave, here. Three daughters also survive.

Her husband died in 1941.

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World, April 2, 1949.

Mrs. Charlotte Cline

Mrs. Charlotte Christine Cline, 82, died at her home, 509 Lincoln St., yesterday afternoon. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Owens, Lawrence; Mrs. Golda Day, Atchison; Mrs. Esther Lee King, Inglewood, Calif.; a son, Elmer Cline, Leavenworth; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will not be announced until the arrival of her daughter from California.

Obituary with surnames ALGER, BURNER, LINAWEAVER, SEALS submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Sunday, July 24, 1949
Lived here for Sixty years. Mrs. Elizabeth Linaweaver was 78: Funeral set for Wednesday here.

MRS ELIZABETH F. LINAWEAVER, 78, died yesterday, July 24, 1949, in Kansas City, Kansas, where she moved last year.
Previously, Mrs. Linaweaver had made her home in Leavenworth County for 60 years.
Funeral services will be at the Sexton Funeral Chapel here at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Born July 17, 1871, in Overall, Va., Mrs. Linaweaver was a daughter of Israel and Martha Burner. She was married to W. J. Linaweaver, and settled in Delaware Township until 1939 when she and her husband retired and moved to Fairmount.
They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1938, and Mr. Linaweaver died in 1947.
MRS. LINAWEAVER was a member of the Lansing Methodist Church, in the Degree of Honor.
In failing health for several months, Mrs. Linaweaver had spent some time recently in a hospital. A week ago, she improved enough to visit relatives here
. Yesterday as she opened a window at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geneva Seals, in Kansas City, she suffered the heart attack which caused her death.
Surviving, other than Mrs Seals, are a son, C. B. Linaweaver, rural route two, Leavenworth , a sister, Mrs Laura Alger, Charlestown, W. Va., two brothers Homer Burner, Luray, Va., and Jonas Burner, Akron,O., ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Basehor. The body is at the Sexton Chapel.

Obituary with surnames FARQUHAR, HUNT, JEPSON, REED, RUSCONE, SEWELL submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Thursday, August 4, 1949
Taken from the Leavenworth Times August 5, 1949

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR G. T. FARQUHAR, 72, AT DENISON

G. T. Farquhar dies on August 4, 1949

Services for G. T. (Tom) Farquhar, 72, a native of Leavenworth County who died yesterday at his home near Denison, will be Saturday afternoon at Denison. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

Mr. Farquhar a farmer, was a resident of Leavenworth County most of his life. For the past four years he had lived on a farm near Denison. He had been in failing health.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Farquhar of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Ruscone and Mrs. Helen Reed, both of Beloit, Wis., Mrs. Pearl Hunt, Mrs. Anna May Jepson and Miss Frances Farquhar, all of Kansas City, Kas., and Dorothy Farquhar of the home; two sons, Thomas J. Farquhar and James Farquhar, both of the home, and a half-bother, James Sewell, Kansas City, Kas.

Obituary with surnames BILTZ, FORGE, GERCKEN, KERN, MARTIN, MYERS submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, August 30, 1949
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 8-30-1949 by Sue Rush. Death date 8-30-1949

Michael Kern Dies After a 5 Day Illness.

Retired Farmer Garage Operator Here Was 79, Funeral Set Saturday.

Funeral services are scheduled Thursday morning for Michael Kern, Sr., 79, retired farmer and garage operator here.

Mr. Kern, a native of Germany died at 4 p.m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Myers, on RR 1. He had been ill five days.

Coming to Leavenworth on his arrival in America at the age of 21, Mr. Kern in April 1895 married Miss Adelaide Forge.

Most of his life was devoted to farming but for a number of years he was part owner of the Kern Gercken garage at Seventh and Shawnee with the late Henry Gercken as a partner.

He retired from active ?? four years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Theresa Gercken, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. John Martin, Sr. RR 1; Mrs. Charles Biltz, 321 Miami, and Mrs. Myers; two sons, Michael Kern, Jr., 115 North Seventh, and Maurice Kern, Eighteenth and Spruce; a brother Joseph Kern, of Germany; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Fr. Herman Golobic, O. Carm., will officiate at the funeral at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where Mr. Kern was a member. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Third Order of Mount Carmel will assemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel to recite the rosary. Members of the Daughters of Isabella will recite a rosary at the chapel at 7:45 and a rosary by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's Altar Society and St. Joseph's Benevolent Society, with other friends, is scheduled at the chapel at 8p.m. The body will be at the Sumpter Chapel until the time of services.

Obituary with surnames ESTEP, JONES, LINAWEAVER submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Monday, June 5, 1950

from Leavenworth Times

Mrs. Rena Estep Dies in Illinois

Body of Former Lansing Resident to Be Returned Here for Last Services

MRS. RENA ESTEP, 83, a resident of Lansing for more than 60 years, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lois Jones, at Canton, Ill.

For the past three years Mrs. Estep has made her home with her daughter at Canton.

She was born June 7, 1866, at Middletown, Va. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Linaweaver.

Her Husband, the late John W. Estep, was employed for many years as a guard at Kansas State Prison. He died in 1926.

She was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving other than the daughter are two sons, R. W. Estep, Marysville, Kas., and C. M. Estep, 1005 North Twelfth; five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

The body will be received tomorrow morning by the Davis Funeral Church where services will be a 2 o;clock Wednesday. The Rev. Max C. Deweese, pastor of the First Christian Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the family lot at Mount Muncie.

Obituary with surnames BRADLEY, GRAHAM, JOHNSON, MEREDITH submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, August 30, 1950
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug 30, 1950 by Sue Rush.

J.J. JOHNSON DIES IN DOWNTOWN CAFE

World War I Veteran Suffers Heart Attack While Shopping Today

James J. Johnson, 60, 200 East Santa Fe, died about 11 o'clock this morning in a dwontwon cafe where he was stricken with a heart attack.

He had been in town shopping this morning and had ordered a cup of coffee at the cafe just before being stricken.

Mr. Johnson was pronounced dead a few minutes later by Fr. Kenneth Graham. Justice of the Peace John Bradley, acting coroner, said no autopsy would be held.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of World War I and recently was discharged from the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wadsworth.

Among the survivors is one son, William W. Johnson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sexton Funeral Chapel. ***** Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug 31, 1950

Services for James J. Johnson Tomorrow

Funeral services for James J. Johnson, 59, of 200 East Santa Fe Street, who died Wednesday morning in a downtown cafe, following a heart attack will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the chapel at the Veterans Administration Center, Wadsworth.

Chaplain Archel R. Meredith will officiate, and internment will be in the National Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth with military honors.

Mr. Johnson was born in New York, September 7, 1890, and came to Kansas as a young boy. He has been a resident of Leavenworth for more than 25 years.

He enlisted in the Army May 27, 1918, in Leavenworth and served as a corporal in the 319th Field Remount Squadron. He was discharged August 16, 1919.

He was a member of Byron H. Mehl post No. 23 of the American Legion here.

Surviving him are two sons, William W. Johnson, Lansing and Harold E. Johnson, Kansas City, Kas., and three grandchildren.

The Sexton Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. ***** Taken from the Leavenworth times Sept. 1, 1950

JOHNSON FUNERAL

Funeral services for James J. Johnson, 59, were held this afternoon at the Protestant Chapel at the Veterans Administration Center, Wadsworth, with burial in the National Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Johnson died Wednesday morning in a down-town cafe. His home was a 200 East Santa Fe. Chaplain Archel R. Meredith officiated. The Sexton Funeral Chapel was in charge of services.

Obituary with surnames HUDSON, JOLLY, MCQUIRE submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Thursday, December 14, 1950

Effa Hudson McGuire

Originally published in the Leavenworth Times

Death Takes Mrs. McGuire

Wife of Clarence McGuire Was 70 Years Old - Had Lived Here for 40 Years

Mrs. Effa H. McGuire, wife of Leavenworth clothing merchant Clarence McGuire, died last night at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was 70 years old.

Mrs. McGuire, of 1319 South Broadway, had been ill for several months. Her condition had become serious during the past few weeks.

Born in Parsons, KS., March 22, 1880, Mrs. McGuire was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rubin L. Hudson.

She was married to Clarence McGuire in Arkansas City, KS, Jan. 1, 1904. They moved to Leavenworth 40 years ago, and have made this their home since then.

Mrs. McGuire was an active member of the First Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service of that congregation. She was an honorary member of the Philomathean Club and a member of Chapter EN, PEO.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence McGuire, Sr., of the home; two sons, Clarence McGuire, Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Hudson L. McGuire, 1310 South Broadway; a sister, Mrs. Lena Jolly, Bellingham, Wash.; a brother Earl Hudson, Kansas City, KS., and five grand children, Thomas, Katherine and Judith McGuire of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda and Lee McGuire of Leavenworth.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 PM tomorrow at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Duff Wagoner, pastor, will officiate. Burial is to be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Sexton Funeral Chapel to the church at 1 PM tomorrow. It will remain there for the funeral.

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