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reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 1-Jan-1952.|
Martin Parks, 75, Services Tuesday
Funeral for Martin Parks, 75, 325 Dakota who died Dec. 26 in Wayne, Mich., will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel, Ft. Leavenworth.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sevena Wilson, Wayne, Mrs. Rose Cydock, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, raymond Parks, 327 Dakota, Escadro Parks, Chicago, and Martin Parks, Jr., Louisville, Ky.
Friends will assemble at 8 p.m. today at the Holmes and son Funeral Home to recitation of the Rosary.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 01-Jan-1952|
Charles Schmidt Rites Wednesday
Charles W. Schmidt, 91, 709 N. 10th, died Sunday Morning at his home. Mr. Schmidt had been in failing health for several years, but his death was unexpected.
Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 12, 1870 at Leavenworth. He was a retired coal miner. He never married.
He is survived by three nieces, Miss Marie Schmidt, 1015 Kickapoo; Mrs. Russell Tuttle, 920 S. 5th, and Mrs. Effie Rodenhause, Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral will be at the Davis Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lee Roy Klemm, pastor of the Pilgrim Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 02-Jan-1952|
Mrs. Ida Sweig Died Tuesday at CushingMrs. Ida S. Sweig, 712 South Fifth, sister of Mrs. R.B. Radford, died at 11:20 Tuesday morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health several months and confined to the hospital the past three weeks.
Mrs. Sweig was born in Leavenworth and was the daughter of John and Malinda Wilson. She attended the local schools and was married to Nicholas Sweig of Chicago when they made their home. Mr. Sweig died in 1939.
She came to Leavenworth to make her home with her sister in 1943 and has been here since. She was a member of the Englewood Christian Church, Park Chapter Order of Eastern Star and was recently presented a 50 year membership pin by the Blue Bell Rebekah Lodge of Englewood, Chicago.
Survivin are her sister; one neice, Mrs. J.I. McGowan, Kansas City, Kas., two nephews, Earl Radford, Chicago and Nicholas Radford, Washington, D.C.
Private funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. S.S. scherer, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate and the burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 02-Jan-1952|
Mrs. Rose Geisen Dies in TopekaMrs. Rose Geisen, 59, died yesterday at St. Francis Hospital in Toopeka. She had been ill since September.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Kroll, RR4.
Surviving are her husband, George Geisen and a son, Fred Geisen, both of the home in Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Kramer of Winchester; and two brothers, Fred Kroll of 406 Pottawatomie and Frank Kroll also of the city.
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, June 12, 1952. |
Mrs. Ada Jane McKenzieFuneral services for Mrs. Ada Jane McKenzie were held Monday afternoon, June 9, 1952 at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The Reverend Amos Barton and The Rev. Wesley Tillinghast officiated. Interment was at Hubble Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McKenzie was born at Mt. Etna, Iowa, October 23, 1866 and passed away June 7, 1952, at the age of 85 years. Her husband, The Rev. Maxwell Gaddis McKenzie passed away November 24, 1940. Her husband was the minister at the Methodist Church in Tonganoxie from 1924-1926. Then they moved to Lawrence, Kansas, thence to Reserve, Kansas, where they spent ten years, and then back to Tonganoxie in 1937.
Mrs. McKenzie was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W.S. Bowersox, Tonganoxie, Kansas, Mrs. E. Maurine Allan, of the home, Mrs. Frank L. Meyer, Ellensberg, Washington; three sons, Ernest McKenzie, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Hugh McKenzie, Joplin, Missouri, John M. McKenzie, Santa Fe, New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bell, Yakima, Washington, Mrs. Mabel Bridges, Everett, Washington, Mrs. Laura Blanche Stoffel, Yakima, Washington; two brothers, John A., Bremerton, Washington, Jesse W. Harader, Hillsboro, Oregon; 16 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sunday 9-28-1952 by Sue Rush |
Fred G. Korth Died Friday at His Home, 9-26-1952Fred G. Korth, 66, who lived at 1123 Metropolitan and was a Leavenworth resident for more than 55 years, died Friday afternoon at his home following a heart attack. Death was unexpected as he had been improving from an operation in April.
Korth was born in Berlin, Germany, July 14, 1887, son of Christian and Henrietta Korth. He came to the United States with his parents in 1894 and then to Leavenworth. In Atchison, on Aug. 10, 1906, he and Karolina Thelsinger were married.
He learned the bakery trade as a young man and worked for several local bakeries before he enlisted in the army at Fr. Leavenworth in 1908. He served as baker of Company C, 13th Infantry. He was discharged in 1914 after service in the Philippines and then worked in bakeries in both Kansas City and Leavenworth.
In 1918 he became a custodial officer at the Federal penitentiary where he remained until 1929.
He was employed at the Sexton funeral chapel as an office assistant for the past five years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church.
Survivors are his widow, Karolina Korth; one son, William E. Korth of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley J. Stone, 412 Columbia; Mrs. Vera Rheinick, Mrs. Geraldine King and Mrs. Florence Hansen, all of Brooklyn, N. Y., four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephew.
Funeral service will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's church with burial in National Cemetery FT Leavenworth with full military honors. The body will remain at the Sexton Funeral chapel until 12:30 p.m. Monday when he will be taken to the church.
from Leavenworth Times|
FRANCIS WAIT SR. DIES SATURDAY.
FRANCIS EDWIN WAIT SR., 67, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 1952, at his home at 711 Oak. He had been ill the past 18 months.
Mr. Wait was born in Monticello, Ill, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett F. Wait, early-day residents of Illinois. The family later moved to Nebraska and Mr. Wait came to Leavenworth in 1903.
He was a cabinetmaker and carpenter who worked in the local furniture factories. He was last employed by the Kaaz Woodworking Co.
Mr. Wait was married to Miss Anna Elizaeth Butzin in Liberty, Mo., on Nov. 18, 1911.
Surviving are the widow of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Moore Sr., 1119 Spruce, and Mrs. Ellen A. Bush of the home; one son Francis E. Wait Jr., Augusta, Ga; two sisters, Mrs. John Miller, New Sharon, Ia., and Mrs O.E. Skipton, Des Moines, Ia; one brother, C.B. Wait, Duante, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
The body is at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements will be announed later.
Clarence McGuire, Sr.Funeral services for Clarence McGuire, Sr., who died Sunday at Cushing Memorial Hospital, was at 2 o’clock today at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Duff Wagoner officiated and burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were: Jesse Hall, Charles Moore, Grafton Babcock, F.W. Hane, Glenn Patterson, Vernon Tinkler, J.F. DeFrees and W. H. Elliott, all members of the board of trustees of the First Methodist Church. The active pallbearers were: Russell Keeler, O. R. Young, W.G. Leavel, William Cook, John W. Sturdy and Victor Shalkoski, Jr. The Sexton Funeral Chapel had charge of the service.
from Leavenworth Times|
SERVICES FOR MRS. RUSH TO BE THURSDAY
MRS. JOSEPHINE ALBERTA RUSH, 44, wife of Ned Rush RR2 Leavenworth, died at 5:30 Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, 1953, at Cushing memorial hospital. Her infant daughter Margaret Jean was born dead at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Leavenworth Times, page 2, col 6, Friday evening, 28 May 1953|
Receive Word of Death of Dr. Richard Wanless
E. Bruce Brunson has received word of the death of his half-brother, Dr. Richard Wanless, 80, at Wickersham Hospital, New York City, following an illness of several months. Dr. Wanless, a practicing osteopathic physician in New York City since 1908, was a former resident of Leavenworth. He was a member of the 1880 graduating class of Leavenworth High School and received his early training at the American School at osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo. He was born in Dickinson County, Kas. Mrs. Virginia Emma Wanless, mother of the brothers, at one time was a teacher at the old Oak Street school.
He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Wanless of the home at New York City. After a funeral service there, burial is planned at Hancock, N.Y.
**Note from Holly: he was a member of the 1890 class, not 1880.
an application written by Patty Lindsay.
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