Kansas GenWeb Logo

Miami County Obituaries
1925


 

Obituary of James M. Bruce. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 9 Jan 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"James M. Bruce died on the 3rd inst., at the home of his son, George W. Bruce, three miles northwest of Paola, Kansas, in his eighty-seventh year, of old age. He leaves one son, George W. Bruce, and three daughters, Anna Schroeder lives in Rosedale, Kansas, and Mrs. Eugenia Grady, in St. Louis. The other daughter, Mrs. Josephine Kochler, resides at 7400 Bellview, Kansas City, Mo. There are also 4 grandchildren: Eugene, Madeline, Inez and James Bruce. The funeral last Tuesday, the 6th inst., was attended by the relatives and a large number of friends. Services were held at the Christian church, in this city, conducted by Rev. B. N. Sypolt, and interment was in the Paola cemetery. For nearly 15 years the good old man made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce, and he often spoke to neighbors about the kindness and good care given him.

Born in Amhurstberg, Canada, on March 3rd, 1838, Mr. Bruce came to the United States when young and devoted himself to farming. For about 25 years, as a resident of this county, he became known as a man of high character, who minded his own affairs and was good to all around him. He was of quiet turn, and gentle nature, always helping the needy and doing his full part as a useful and honorable citizen. To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce, and the other relatives the whole community extends deep sympathy."


 

Obituary of Mahala Van Vickle. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 16 Jan 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Mahala Van Vickle, widow of the late George Van Vickle, of Stanton township, died Thursday night, January 8th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunt, of Americus, Kansas, age 84 years, 6 months.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. Hunt and Miss Anna, who has charge of the library at Augustus, Kansas: also six brothers, Ben and Uriah Pontious, in California; Harry, of Columbus, Ohio; William of Jewell county, Kansas; John and Marion, of Stanton township, this county. Aunt Mahala as she was familiarly known, was a devout Christian since girl-hood having her membership first with the U. B. church, but later uniting with the Methodist church. Mrs. Van Vickle possessed the kind of loving disposition so characteristic in a long life well spent in service for the Master.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, in Americus, on Saturday, and burial was in the Baldwin cemetery."


 

Obituary of James L. DeMoss. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 16 Jan 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"James L. DeMoss died at his home, 209 East Chippewa street, Tuesday, January 13th, 1925, in his 62nd year. Born in Marion county, Iowa, December 1st, 1863, he came to Kansas with his parents in 1883, and settled in Miami county, where he has made his home continuously ever since, with the exception of one year, which he spent in Oregon. On August 26, 1890, he was married to Miss Ida Jelly, in LaCygne, Kansas, and to them two children were born, Harry DeMoss, who died in infancy, and Flossie Jean, wife of Glenn Shipp, of this city, with whom Mr. DeMoss has made his home since his wife's death, June 12, 1921. The deceased is also survived by five sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Anna Ailes, Beloit, Wisconsin; Mrs. Clara Schriver, Paola; John DeMoss and Mrs. Gertrude Ligon, of Liberty, Missouri; Mary Jane DeMoss and Ed. DeMoss, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Ida Pearl Winters, of Lyon, Kansas. Mr. DeMoss was a member of the Presbyterian church, and formed a large circle of friends because of his goodness and his willingness to help those around him.

Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church at 11 o'clock. Thursday, by Rev. J. Jas. DePree, and burial was in the Jingo cemetery."


 

Obituary of Benjamin Franklin Halliburton. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 16 Jan 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Benjamin Franklin Halliburton died at his home in Somerset, Tuesday, January 13th, 1925, in his 83rd year. Born in Moberly, Missouri, December 31st, 1842, he came to Kansas forty years of age, settling near Louisburg, where he was married to Mary J. Hume. Two years later, they moved to Somerset where they have lived ever since. Mr. Halliburton was for many years a prominent farmer in Miami county, but retired several years ago from active work on account of failing health. On Saturday, he suffered a paralytic stroke, from which he never recovered. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, A. D. Halliburton, of Augusta, Kansas, and a step-son, L. T. Hume, of Rosedale, Kansas.

The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and was a highly respected citizen, always fair in his dealings with others.

Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church, Friday, and burial was in the Somerset cemetery."


 

Obituary of James M. Croan. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 30 Jan 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"James M. Croan died at the home of his son, S. E. Croan, 309 West Wea street, Friday, January 24th, 1925, in his 79th year, death being caused by dropsy.

Born in Madison county, Indiana, on November 30, 1846, he grew to manhood and was educated there. On October 20, 1868, he was married to Malinda A. Forkner and they came to Kansas in 1870, locating in Lynn county, near Mound City. They lived on several farms until 1912, when they moved to Beagle. It was there that the good wife and mother died, April 30th, 1917. Mr. Croan remained at the home for three years, after which he made his home with sons, Oren H., of Stanton township; James O., of Osawatomie, and since March, 1924, had been with Staman E., of Paola.

Mr. Croan is survived by eight sons, Willie A., address unknown; Staman E., Paola; Jesse M., Ottawa, Kansas; John W., Braman, Oklahoma; Earl F., resides in Stanton township, Miami county, also Oren H., in Stanton township; Harvey B., lives near Centerville, Kansas, and James O., resides at Osawatomie. He also leaves twenty grandchildren, and three great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Monroe Hahn, Mound City, Kansas, and Mrs. Monroe Smith, of Houston, Texas; also one brother, David N. Croan, of Garnett, Kansas.

Seven of his sons were with him during his last illness. John W., who had been here, returned home several days before his father's death, and was not able to attend the funeral.

The short services held at the home here Monday noon were largely attended. The funeral was held at Stanton church at 1:30 Monday, conducted by Rev. Boyce N. Sypolt, pastor of the Christian church of Paola, and interment was in the family plot of the Stanton cemetery. The six sons were the pall bearers."


 

Obituary of Isaac Newton Sleppy. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 6 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mr. Isaac Newton Sleppy died at his home, in Richland township, this county, on the 27th of January, 1925, in his 76th year and was buried, in Rock Creek cemetery, on Friday, the 30 ult., services conducted by Rev. Hobson, of Wellsville, Kansas. Mrs. Sleppy having died years ago, Mr. Sleppy insisted on living alone on the old homestead, although his sons urged him to make his home with one of the three. A neighbor found him dead on Thursday, the 29th ult., and indications were he had died the preceding Tuesday.

Born in Miami county, Ohio, December 10th, 1848 he came to this county to settle in Richland township, in 1875, when he was a young man. On the 27th of October, 1881, he was married to Milly Alice Collins, who died in August, 1901, leaving her husband and three sons, Oscar L., George E., and Stephen C. Sleppy; also a daughter, Mrs. Nora Huntington, who died in 1918. Marion had died in infancy. Oscar now lives on a farm near the home place, and George is a civil engineer with headquarters at Rolla, Mo. Stephen resides in Wellsville, Kansas. All are honorable and prosperous.

Character being the basis of reputation, Mr. Sleppy bore a clean name and handed it down to his heirs. He made a living by farming, and at the same time helped others to live. His help went for school houses, churches, bridges, good roads and the like. "Peace to his ashes". "


 

Obituary of William Morris Thomas. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 13 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Miami county lost a useful citizen on February 7th, 1925, in the death of William Morris Thomas. Mr. Thomas was for many years a highly respected citizen of Richland township, this county. He was born in Johnson county, Iowa, March 16, 1857, and was, therefore, in his 67th year.

Mr. Thomas was married to Flora A. Riggs, near Lancaster on the 9th of October, 1900, and one son, Clarence, was born to them and both of them survive him. Besides these, he leaves two brothers, J. C. Thomas, of Kansas City, Missouri, and D. E. Thomas, of Wellsville, Kansas. Also two sisters, Mrs. Robert O'Connor and Mrs. F. O. Pool, both of Richland township, this county.

Burial was in the Rock Creek cemetery, which is located on his own farm, after services were conducted at the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, by Reverend Lawrence."


 

Obituary of Sarah Jane Jackson. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 13 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Sarah Jane Jackson died suddenly Sunday morning, February 8th. The people with whom she made her home were aroused by her heavy breathing and a physician was called, but she died before he arrived. Funeral services were held at the J. J. Boyle home on Monday afternoon, and burial was in the cemetery at Somerset. Her husband, I. A. Jackson, died about four years ago. She is survived by a twin sister, Mrs. Mattie Myers, of Ottawa; four nieces and two nephews; Mrs. Wm. Lowe and Mrs. Charles Hahen and Walter Myers, of Ottawa, and Mrs. Wm Williams, Mrs. Nettie White and Will Albin, of Taft, Texas."


 

Obituary of Bazzeal Hays. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 20 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"For forty years our people here have known Bazzeal Hays, who died in Paola on the 12th inst., in his 73rd year. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Archie Bryan, Mrs. Hays, his wife, having died several years ago. Born in Lawrence county, Kentucky, March 13th, 1852, Mr. Hays came to Miami county when a young man. Here he lived and conducted farming most of the time. He was a hard working citizen who always endeavored to do his part. Since early last fall he had been in failing health but it was thought last week that he was improved. His malady took another turn and he was taken suddenly. Funeral services were held at his late home, 717 South Silver street, Paola, on Sunday, February 15, at 2:30 p.m., and burial was in the Paola cemetery. Rev. E. M. Daniela conducted the burial rites."


 

Obituary of James A. Graham. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 20 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Norman Graham and Firman Graham, both of Richland township, left Thursday for Lancaster, Ohio, to attend the funeral of Firman's father and Norman's brother, James A. Graham, who died in Venedocia, Ohio, on Wednesday, February 18th, in his 70th year. Mr. N. P. Graham, of this city, is also a brother. Mr. Graham leaves six sons and four daughters. Mrs. Graham died about two years ago."


 

Obituary of James Arthur Weldon. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 20 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"A large circle of relatives and friends of the Drexel, Missouri, neighborhood mourn the death of James Arthur Weldon, who died at his home there on the 8th inst., in his 70th year. Mr. Weldon was married to Miss Alpha M. White, a descendant of the J. W. White family of Sugar Creek township, this county, June 30, 1909, and two children, James Arthur and Edwin White Weldon with the mother survive.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Drexel, the 10th inst., Rev. A. D. Johnston, assisted by Rev. J. H. Rhea, officiating. Burial was in the Rockville cemetery. Mr. Weldon had many friends in Paola who had formed his acquaintance when he was telegraph operator and proprietor of a restaurant in Drexel. He was a man of high character and the sympathy of the whole community is extended to Mrs. Weldon and the family."


 

Obituary of Nancy Jane Van Zandt. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 20 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Nancy Jane Van Zandt died at her home, No. 603 East Piankishaw street, this city, Thursday morning, February 19, 1925, in her 92nd year. Mrs. Van Zandt has been afflicted for many years, having been totally blind for fifteen years, however, she had only been bedfast since Monday morning when she lost her balance and fell, as she was dressing.

The Van Zandt family has lived in Paola about ten years, having formerly lived in Indiana, where Mrs. Van Zandt was born on June 11, 1833.

Mrs. Van Zandt is survived by on son, Gilbert, who made his home with his mother and cared for her during her many years of affliction. Also two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Edeburn, who resides with her husband, at Mound City, Kansas, and Mrs. Anna Peabody, of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services will be held this morning, Friday, at 10:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri."


 

Obituary of Mary H. (Chane) Struble. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 27 Feb 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Mary H. Struble died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wesley Stephens, 107 East Miami street, Paola, February 19th, 1925, in her 71st year. Mrs. Struble had been in failing health for some time and was in the St. Joseph's hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, for several weeks, having been brought to the home of her daughter two weeks before her death. Born in Brown county, O., November 26th, 1853, she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Chane, to Kansas in 1877 and on October 4, 1881, was married to J. R. Struble, who died some thirty years ago.

Mrs. Struble is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wes. Stephens, another daughter, Mrs. Almeda Lillie being deceased. She also leaves six grandchildren – Juanita, Conrad, Helen, Cecil, and Thelma Lillie, all of Elvaston, Illinois, and Mrs. Lois Mendenhall, of LaCygne, Kansas. One sister, Mrs. Josephine Johnson, lives at LaHarpe, Kansas; another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Roush, of Dayton, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Powell, of Spring Hill. One brother, W. A. Chane, with whom Mrs. Struble had made her home for many years, resides in Hillsdale.

The decedent united with the Methodist church when a young girl and lived a true Christian life. In her quiet and gentle way she was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Hillsdale, Sunday, February 22, conducted by Rev. Phillip Wahl, assisted by Rev. J. Jas. Depree, of the Presbyterian church, of Paola, and interment was beside her husband in the family plot of the Hillsdale cemetery."


 

Obituary of Sidney Aker. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 13 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Sidney Aker died Friday, March 6th, 1925, at the home of his son, Jesse Aker, No. 612 West Peoria street, in his 85th year, following a brief illness of only one day. Born in Canada, on June 15th, 1840, he came to Miami county in 1885 and Paola had been his home ever since. In June, 1861, he was married to Harriett Basom, who died in December, 1915. Mr. Aker was the pioneer grocery deliveryman of Paola.

Mr. Aker is survived by one son, Jesse Aker, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Dwight Feishner, of Kansas City, Missouri. He also leaves six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home conducted by Rev. J. Jas. DePree and interment was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Ida True Craven. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 13 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Ida True Craven, wife of Wesley Craven, died yesterday morning, March 12th, at 10:30 o'clock, at the family home, one-half mile east of Hillsdale. She had been in failing health for several years, her illness being of a dropsical nature, but not until three weeks ago was she taken to her bed, due to an attack of influenza.

Ida True was born in Eddyville, Ia., September 16, 1861, and at the age of 22, became the wife of W. H. Morris, whose death occurred fifteen years later. In December, 1900, Mrs. Morris and Mr. Wesley Craven were married at Hillsdale, Kansas, which has been their home ever since.

Besides the husband, one daughter and two sons survive. They are: Mrs. W. B. Craven, who lives five miles southwest of Paola; John W. Morris, of Marysville township, and David C. Morris, who makes his home with his sister, Mrs. Craven, southwest of town. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Elizabeth Schaeffer, resides at White City, Kansas. Mrs. Craven also leaves five grandchildren - Homer, Elsie, Ellen and Birdie Craven, of this county, and Mildred Mast, of Akron, Colorado.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at two o'clock, at the Methodist church in Hillsdale, conducted by Rev. Wahl, and burial will be in the Hillsdale cemetery."


 

Obituary of Alice (Ricketts) Williams. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 20 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Polk Williams Dead.

The many friends of Mrs. Polk Williams were shocked last Wednesday on hearing of her death, for she had been about town a week ago. However, since the spring of 1924, when she had an almost fatal attack, she had been going down, and, on the morning of the 18th inst., the final summons came.

Born in Decatur county, Illinois, on October 8th, 1856, Alice Ricketts came with parents to Miami county, Kansas, when she was in her tenth year, and, in the fall of 1873, she was wedded to James Polk Williams. Stanton township was the scene of their real life activities, where they both toiled successfully in making a home, and accumulating property.

Mr. Williams died in 1912, and soon afterward Mrs. Williams moved to Paola, where she erected a modern home at No. 9, West Osage street, and there rounded out her useful life of 68 years, 5 months and 10 days. One direct heir, the only son, Mr. John Williams, survives. He resides in Richmond, Franklin county, Kansas, and there are her three brothers – William H., and Ed. S. Ricketts, in Stanton township, and Charles B. Ricketts, Osage township. One grandson, Perry Williams lived with her here, and two others, Polk and Ray, John's sons, are in Richmond. Minnie Ricketts, a sister, died in Washington last year. Funeral services will be held to-day at the Mrs. Williams home, in this city, at 2 o'clock p.m., and burial will be in the Stanton cemetery by the side of the husband and father. Rev. E. M. Daniels, of the Methodist church, will conduct the solemn rites, in the city, and Rev. Free, of the United Brethren church, of which Mrs. William was an exemplary member, will have charge at Stanton.

Mother Williams set an example of well doing, of industry and frugal living. Honesty and work were ever the characteristics of the Williamses and of the Rickettes, and Alice nobly carried her part. The remarkable success of Mr. John Williams was most gratifying to her, and she had at heart the welfare of her blood and marriage kin."

Doty Note: Her husband was John Polk Williams, not James.


 

Obituary of J. H. Elkinton. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 20 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"J. H. Elkinton died at his home, 607 First street, Osawatomie, Kansas, on March 13th, 1925, at 7:30 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months, but his illness was not of a serious nature, until about two weeks before his death. Born in Illinois, on July 15th, 1857, he came to Kansas with his parents in early boyhood and was united in marriage to Miss Mary Norton, March 7th, 1888, at Paola. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Mrs. Ed. Moore, of Paola, and Lester Elkinton, of Osawatomie. Edith, wife of G. A. Russom, and Roy, have gone on before. Early in life the deceased united with the United Brethren church, later transferring his membership to the Methodist church near Parker. Funeral services were held at LaCygne, Sunday, March 15th, and burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery."

Doty Note: His name was James H. Elkinton.


 

Obituary of Davis Eggelston Wilgus. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 27 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"The sad news of the death of D. E. Wilgus, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday, March 21st, 1925, brought sorrow to hundreds of the dead man's friends in Paola and Miami county. For over five years "Dave" as he was familiarly and affectionately called, had been in the New Mexico city, begging the mountain air and sunshine for health, but the quest proved futile, although his condition was temporarily improved by high, dry climate, which no doubt prolonged his life. As his frail body grew weaker, the good wife, who had kept the long vigil for many years, summoned Mrs. Frank Scheer, a sister of Mr. Wilgus, and she joined them last February, remaining until the end.

The body accompanied by the widow and Mrs. Scheer, arrived in Paola last Monday night and was taken to the William Todd residence on East College street, where the funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock, conducted by Reverend J. Jas. DePree, pastor of the first Presbyterian church. The large assemblage of friends and the wealth of flowers evidenced the high esteem in which Dave Wilgus was held, and hundreds joined the funeral procession to Oak Grove cemetery, where interment took place.

Born in Paola, Kansas, March 14th, 1875, Davis Eggelston Wilgus was fifty years and seven days old when the final summons came at the Wilgus home, 518 South Arnold street, Albuquerque, last Saturday. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilgus, honored pioneers of Kansas. Her is was he spent his boyhood days, a likeable lad in school, and a trustworthy young man in the various stores where he clerked from time to time. On July 15, 1902, Mr. Wilgus amd Miss Nell Beeson, second daughter of the late John S. Beeson, were married, the ceremony being performed in Leavenworth, Kansas, at the New Planters hotel. Returning to Paola, the happy couple resided here several years, going to Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where they conducted a store for about ten years. In 1914, Dave and his wife moved to Eldorado, Kansas, which was there home for five years, when the husband fell ill with a severe attack of influenza, then so prevalent the country over, and from the effects of this illness, first stages of tubercular trouble set in. A year later Mr. and Mrs. Wilgus went to New Mexico. That was 1920. They visited here in the late summer of 1923 and Dave's health seemed reclaimed, as he looked quite well and had taken on weight, but later he contracted a cold, which brought on the old malady and his decline was gradual, a severe hemorrhage last December being the final blow.

He is survived by the widow, and two sisters – Mrs. Ivah Scheer, of this city, and Mrs. Emma de Cordova, of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; also one brother, William Todd, who lives here.

The following out-of-town relatives and friends were here last Wednesday for the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Stace O. Rainey, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Weir and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Liggett, all of Kansas City, Missouri; Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams and young son, of Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Emma de Cordova, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Mrs. J. W. Skinner, Dallas Texas; Mrs. Oscar Evertson and Mrs. Anna Calvert, of Eldorado, Kansas; Mr. Bruce Wilgus, Ferriday, Louisiana; Frank Wilgus, Rena Wilgus, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilgus, Victor Wilgus and Miss Louise Wilgus, all of LaCygne, and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Mundell, of Parker, Kansas."


 

Obituary of George Wesley Hobart. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 27 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"George Wesley Hobart died Saturday, March 21, 1925, at his home north of Paola in his 77th year, following an illness of several months. Born on a farm at Jersey, Ohio, December, 31st, 1848, he came to Paola in 1869, but only remained a few years. In 1881 he again returned to Paola and lived on the Pendelton farm, at what is now known as Henson Station. Three years later he bought a farm one mile northwest of Paola, which he sold in 1901 and bought the farm where he lived until his death.

In 1883, at Granville, Ohio, he was married to Miss Annice Greene, who survives him. Mr. Hobart is also survived by four children and nine grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. D. R. Wilson, of Mound Valley, Kansas; Mrs. Luther Foresman, Mrs. Mabel Tipton and one son, Raymond, all of Paola.

Two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Miller and Mrs. L. A. Pendleton reside in Los Angeles, California, and one brother, E. F. Hobart, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home and burial was in the Paola cemetery.

In all the duties of citizenship, George Hobart did well his part, in an humble, straightforward way. To his widow and children, the hundreds who knew the father and head of the family, extend deep and sincere sympathy. His going took from our midst an honorable man whose name will live and long be remembered for the good that was done by him, through the activities of a useful life."


 

Obituary of Louisa Katherine (Murrey) Zink. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 27 Mar 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Louisa Katherine Zink, wife of James L. Zink, died at her home in this city, Tuesday, March 24, 1925, in her 80th year, following an extended illness of several years. In 1923 she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered.

Born near Graham, North Carolina, July 26th, 1844, the decedant's maiden name was Murrey. She was the mother of six children by her first husband, Oliver Kinney. Mr. Kinney died in 1880 and on August 4, 1884, at Clinton, Mo., she became the wife of James L. Zink, who survives her. The Zinks have lived in Paola for about thirty-three years. When but a girl she united with the Methodist church later changing her membership to the Christian church.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Ann Lorenz, of Kansas City, Missouri; C. O. Kinney, near Humboldt, Kansas; Mrs. Sarah Lusetta Cole, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Bell Clark, Drexel, Mo.; Mrs. Lillie Jane Youse and James Harvey are deceased.

Funeral services were held at the home on East Miami street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. N. Sypolt, pastor of the Christian church.

The music was in charge of Miss Nancy Chandler, Miss Edith Dalzell and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Joyce. The body was taken to Maple Hill cemetery, in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday morning, for burial."


 

Obituary of Lora M. McKinney. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 17 Apr 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Miss Lora M. McKinney died at the home of her father, J. D. McKinney, Hillsdale, Kansas, on Thursday, April 9th, 1925, in her 28th year, after a lingering illness of four years. Born in Hillsdale, July 9th, 1897, she lived there until after the death of her mother, in 1908. In 1910 she moved with her father and sister, Alta, to Chiles, Kansas. She was a strong factor for usefulness in the church and social life of the community. There were very few homes around Chiles but that were helped by her presence, either as a nurse or friend in time of need. During the four years of her illness she was a patient sufferer ever ready to greet her friends with a smile.

In 1910 she united with the Presbyterian church of Hillsdale and in 1922 she became affiliated with the Baptist church of Chiles, Kansas.

She is survived by her father, J. D. McKinney, of Hillsdale, and three sisters, Mrs. Winifred Young, Hillsdale; Mrs. Mary Caples, of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Alta Cooper, of Louisburg, Kansas. Besides the relatives she leaves a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 12, from the Presbyterian church in Hillsdale, conducted by Rev. Phil B. Wahl, pastor of the Methodist church of Hillsdale, assisted by Rev. Haggerman, pastor of the Baptist church of Bucyrus. Interment was in the Hillsdale cemetery."


 

Obituary of Gus Burton. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 17 Apr 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Harry Burton was in Paola several days this week, being summoned here on account of the death of his son, Gus, whose burial took place last Tuesday. Harry is working for the Dutton & Kendle Company, contractors, at Denver, Colorado. He has been with them since July and is at present employed on the erection of a large filtering plant, fourteen miles out of Denver, which will furnish the water supply for that city."


 

Death Notice of Edward Roberts. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 17 Apr 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Catherine Pugh received word last week of the death of her brother, Edward Roberts, on April 8th, at his home in Wisconsin."


 

Obituary of Edwin Washington Mitchler. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 17 Apr 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"At his home, in Paola, 509 East Wea street, Edwin Washington Mitchler died at 3 o'clock on the morning of April 21st, 1925, in his 69th year. Heart trouble and with other complications caused his death. Besides his wife, he leaves one sister, Miss Mae Mitchler, of Paola, and one brother, Frank W. Mitchler, Hollywood, California; also a nephew, Geo. W. Mitchler, son of the late Richard A. Mitchler, Kansas City, Missouri.

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on March 11th, 1857, E. W. Mitchler came with his father and mother, George and Mary Mitchler, to Paola, in 1858, and here spent his boyhood to engage in mercantile business in 1880. On December 24th, 1888, he was married to in Salina, Kansas, to Miss Ida May Lutt, who survives him. The next year he established a clothing house in Paola, which he conducted until June, 1921, when he sold out. He was a member of, in good standing, of the Masonic lodge here, a Shriner, and a Knights Templar. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, the 23rd inst., at the home, services being conducted by Rev. J. Jas. DePree, of the First Presbyterian church and burial was in the Paola cemetery. These were the pall bearers: Charles Griffith, Ed. Huff, F. H. Scheer, John F. Merrill, Berkeley Carver, Charles T. Kelk, M. E. Stevenson and Frank L. Guthrie."


 

Obituary of Peter J. Stahl. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 24 Apr 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, April 24, 1925:

"Peter J. Stahl, who lived on a farm near Wea, Kansas, committed suicide last Wednesday morning by tying a rope around his neck and swinging from the haymow into a silo. He was found about 10:30 and had apparently been dead only a short time. Mr. Stahl had been in poor health for several years. He was 60 years old. Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Kuppersmith, of Kansas City, and three sons, Henry and Joe Stahl, of the home address, and Albert Stahl, who lives on a farm near Louisburg, to mourn his tragic death. Funeral services were conducted from Holy Rosary church this morning and burial was in the Wea cemetery."


 

Obituary of George Majors. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 1 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"George Majors died Friday, April 17th, 1925, at his home in Freeman, Missouri, and was buried there on the 19th ult. He was 72 years old and is survived by his wife and three children, Fred Majors, of Freeman, Mo.; Claude Majors and Mrs. Myrtle Daniels, of Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Majors is an aunt of Mrs. Ira McCallon and Thomas Highley, of this city. Mrs. McCallon and her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lane, of Garnett, attended the funeral. Mrs. Lane is a sister of Mrs. Majors and Mrs. Majors will make her home in Garnett with Mr. and Mrs. Lane."


 

Obituary of Daisy Glenn Henry. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 1 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Daisy Glenn Henry, wife of George Albert Henry, died Sunday, April 26, 1925, at her home in Paola, in her 52nd year. About a year ago Mrs. Henry underwent an operation from which she never recovered. Born March 5, 1873, in Warrensburg, Mo., she moved to LaCygne with her parents when a child and there she grew to womanhood. In 1891 she was married to George Albert Henry, who with seven children survive her – Harry Henry, Lester Henry, Clarence Henry, Clifton Henry, Mary Henry, June Henry and Mrs. N. W. Petefish, of Kansas City, Missouri. She also leaves four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Christian church, with Rev. J. Jas. DePree officiating, on account of the illness of Rev. B. N. Sypolt, and burial was in the Paola cemetery.

Of a kind and loving disposition she was a devoted mother and not only will she be mourned by her loved ones but also by a host of friends."


 

Obituary of Susan Elizabeth (Turner) Dunn. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 8 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Susan Elizabeth Dunn, widow of the late Thomas Dunn, died Wednesday night, April 29, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Truman Flanders, near Baldwin, in her 68th year. Born near Hickman Mills, Missouri, May 11, 1858, she came to Kansas with her parents in the fall of 1858 and in 1875 was married to Thomas Dunn, who died several years ago.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by five children – Dr. C. W. Dunn, of Abilene, Texas; Mrs. Hattie Hinchman, of Wilcox, Arizona; Mrs. Eva Kirkpatrick, of California; George Dunn, of Wichita, and Mrs. Sada Flanders, of Baldwin.

She also leaves seven brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Donovan and W. T. Turner, of Gardner, Kansas; Mrs. Sarah A. McGahey and R. N. Turner, of Spring Hill; Mrs. Esther Taylor of Dwight, Kansas; Mrs. Martha Jennings, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and J. E. Turner, of Baxter Springs, Kansas.

Mrs. Dunn united with the Christian church at the age of fourteen years, but later changed her membership to the Methodist church. She was a devoted wife and mother. She had been in failing health for several years.

Short funeral services were held at the Flanders' home in Baldwin, at 12:30 last Friday and the body was taken to Spring Hill where funeral services were held at 2:10 o'clock at the M. E. church, conducted by Dr. P. V. Roberts, of Baldwin. Interment was in the Spring Hill cemetery."


 

Obituary of Melissa Nickelborough Cooper. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 8 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Melissa Nickelborough Cooper, widow of the late William Cooper, died Saturday, May 2nd, 1925, at her home 402 West Wea street, in her 90th year. Mrs. Cooper had been in failing health for several years but had been bedfast for the past six or seven weeks. For the past three and a half years she had been lovingly cared for and nursed by Mrs. Effie McCutcheon, to whom she was very much devoted.

On May 20, 1866, she married to William Cooper, who died May 30, 1917. No children were born to them, and Mrs. Cooper's only survivor is a sister, Mrs. E. M. Lantz, in Los Angeles, California.

The Coopers had resided in Paola for many years having moved here in 1890.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels. Mrs. Cooper had been a member of the Free Methodist church for many years. Burial was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Diderick Miller. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 8 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Diderick Miller died on Wednesday morning, May 6, 1925, at the home of his son, Martin Miller, of Fontana, in his 91st year.

Born in Hanover, Germany, August 26th, 1834, he came to the United States when nineteen years of age, locating at Cole Camp, in Benton county, Missouri. On March 15, 1858, he was married to Rebecca Beckman, and in 1861 the family came to Miami county and rented a farm near Block. Later they purchased a farm on the Marais des Cygnes river, a few miles west of Block, and there they lived until 1902, when they moved to Paola. For many years he was a grocery clerk here, having worked for F. O. Peiker and A. Wishropp when they were on the south side of the square, and later for Mr. Wishropp. Following the death of his wife in February, 1916, Mr. Miller retired and made his home with his children.

Mr. Miller is survived by five children – Harmon Miller, who lives in Paola; Kate, wife of Frank Evert, of Canada; John H. Miller, at Syracuse, Kansas; Martin Miller, resides at Fontana, and Agnes, wife of J. R. Williams, lives in Paola township. He also leaves twenty-four grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren.

During the Civil War, Mr. Miller was a member of the Home Guards. He was exceptionally rugged for his age and, although he had been failing for several years, was only bedfast since Monday before he died on Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Martin Miller home, in Fontana, conducted by Rev. J. Jas. DePree, of the Presbyterian church of Paola, and interment was in the Paola cemetery.

Dick Miller, as he was familiarly known, was the American type of the true citizen, who left Germany to make his home and give his allegiance to this country. Frugal, patriotic, charitable, Mr. Miller went quietly about doing the things nearest to him to do. He accumulated considerable property and disposed of it to those to whom he felt that it belonged. No one in Miami county was so poor that Uncle Dick didn't see the merits of the person, and none so rich but what he extended the respect due. He was true to himself, true to his adopted country and loyal in his love of the Fatherland."


 

Obituary of Lewis Nelson Gruver. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 8 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"One of the oldest settlers of Marysville township passed away when Lewis Nelson Gruver died at his home in Hillsdale, Kansas, Tuesday, May 5, 1925, at 7:00 a.m. He had been a sick man for nearly two years, although able to be about town as late as last Saturday.

Lewis Gruver was born April 5th, 1838, near Millington, Illinois. Coming to Marysville township in 1871, he settled on a farm one mile west of Hillsdale, where he lived until about thirty years ago, when he moved to town, conducting a meat market there a number of years. A year ago last August, after having passed the 85th mile stone of life, Mr. Gruver ceased business activities, to spend his remaining days among friends in the quiet precincts of his home.

Besides the widow, Margaret Gruver, he is survived by one son, William, of Kansas City, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. Maud Swartz, wife of Menzee Swartz, also of Kansas City. A sister of Mr. Gruver, Caroline Campbell, resides in Hillsdale, as do two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist church in Hillsdale, conducted by Reverend Wahl, and buried was in the cemetery nearly. Mr. Gruver's six nephews – James, Charles, Perry, Homer and Roy Gruver and Edward E. Young – served as pall-bearers. The first four are sons of the late Isaac Gruver. Roy is the son of the late Benton Gruver, while Mr. Young is the son of Mrs. Caroline Campbell."


 

Obituary of Vernon Carter. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 8 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Vernon Carter, 13-year-old daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Carter, died on Wednesday, April 29th, 1925, in Paola, at the home of her grandfather, Daniel (Bud) Payton, with whom she, her sister, Evelyn, and brother, Hershell Carter, made their home. Funeral services were conducted from the colored Baptist church, Friday, May 1st, and burial was in Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Mary (Freebey) [Harvey] Curtis. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 15 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Mary Curtis, widow of the late A. B. Curtis, died at her home, No. 7 East Kaskaskia street, this city, on Wednesday morning, May 13, 1925, aged 88 years, 9 months and 26 days. Mrs. Curtis had been in failing health for seven years and death was due to the infirmities of old age.

Mary Freebey, the daughter of John and Sarah Freebey, was born in Maumee, Ohio, July 27, 1836. She became the wife of George W. Harvey May 2nd, 1858, in Steuben county, Indiana. To them were born two children – Harry R. Harvey, of this city, and Jennie, who died in infancy. Mr. Harvey passed away March 17, 1863, and two years later Mrs. Harvey and A. B. Curtis were married in Indiana. To this union, one son, Eddie, was born. He died the following year. Coming to Kansas in 1875, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis resided in Miami county, first on a farm, 9 miles southwest of town, and later moving to Paola, where the husband died 19 years ago.

Besides the son, Harry Harvey, who gave his mother tender care during her prolonged illness, Mrs. Curtis is survived by two sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. Olive Hagerty, of northeastern Indiana; Mrs. Emma Waller, also of Indiana, and George W. Freebey, of Barnes, Washington county, Kansas. She also leaves four step-sons – C. W. Curtis, of Topeka; A. M. Curtis, of Paris, Missouri; J. M. Curtis, of Morrow, Ohio, and Theodore Curtis, of Pickaway, Ohio. Mrs. Mary Beaver, of Eureka, Kansas, and Miss Goldie Harvey, of Paola, are grandchildren of the deceased.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, May 14, at the home of Harry Harvey, 109 North Pearl street. Reverend B. N. Sypolt, pastor of the Christian church, of which denomination Mrs. Curtis had been a faithful member for sixty years, officiated. Interment was in the Paola cemetery."

Doty Note: Her maiden name was Mary Freeby.


 

Obituary of George Jenkins. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 22 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Word was received last Saturday of the death of George Jenkins, at Altoona, Kansas. Mr. Jenkins, for the past year, had been making his home with his daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, who, with his daughter, Marie, had given him the best care during his long illness. The Jenkins family lived in Paola for many years, moving here from Louisburg, some thirteen years ago. Besides his son, Charles Jenkins, and a daughter, Marie Jenkins, he leaves two other sons, O. R. Jenkins, of Kansas City, and George Jenkins, of Detroit, and a daughter, Mrs. Ola Bettis, of Denver, Colorado. Burial was in Altoona, Monday, May 18."


 

Obituary of Abraham Franklin Wiley. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 22 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Abraham Franklin Wiley died at his home, on North Pearl street, Paola, Kansas, May 16, 1925, in his 59th year, following an illness of about six weeks.

Born in Castana, Monona county, Iowa, December 3rd, 1867, where he grew to manhood, and on March 25, 1894, was united in marriage to Verdie May Bowers, in Center township, Monona county. In 1900 the family moved to Miami county and settled near Hillsdale where they lived for fifteen years when they moved to Paola, where Mr. Wiley was in the real estate and insurance business, in which he was actively engaged until his illness.

Besides his widow he leaves four children – Vera, now Mrs. Harvey Hand, lives in Ottumwa, Iowa; Lola Mae, wife of Ray Hill, resides at Winfield, Kansas; Ivan and Wanda, at home. He also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Utterback, of Newport, Oregon, and Mrs. Myrtle Adee, of Steel City, Nebraska, and two brothers, William Wiley, of Centralia, Kansas, and James Wiley, of Los Angeles, California.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. F. Upshaw, of Osawatomie, and interment was in the Hillsdale cemetery.

A. F. (Frank) Wiley held a high place in this community because of his industry and the good that he did to others. He kept his word, paid his debt, reared his family in respectability and was ever true to his fellow man. His name will be carried among other names representing integrity and good citizenship. The legacy he left to his family cannot be taken from them, because he rounded out his career leaving a good name. Plain of speech, open in manner and of a friendly turn, he commanded the respect and friendship of all who ever met him."


 

Obituary of John Tabb (Jack) Lyon. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 22 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Tabb (Jack) Lyon died at his home, seven miles northwest of Paola, Friday, May 15, 1925, in his 70th year, following a brief illness with pneumonia.

Born in LaFayette county, Missouri, January 20, 1856, he came with his parents, James V. and Frances Lyon, to Miami county, in 1858, and located in Marysville township, where he grew to manhood. On April 11, 1894, he was married to Grace Elliott, who died in 1909. On February 10, 1915, he was married to Agnes Pickles, who survives him. Mr. Lyon has always made his home in Miami county since coming to Kansas, living on different farms, and for the last twelve years on his place seven miles northwest of Paola, where he had a beautiful country home.

Mr. Lyon was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and for thirty years he had been a member of the Christian church, to which he was a faithful member until his death.

Besides his widow he leaves three brothers – E. B. Lyon, a twin, lives in Grenola, Kansas; W. P. Lyon, of Stilwell, Oklahoma; Charles Lyon, of this city; also four sisters – Mrs. Mary Sletcher, of Grenola, Kansas; Mrs. J. E. Stitt, of Neodesha, Kansas; Mrs. M. I. Waggoner and Mrs. W. S. Fordyce, both of this city.

Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. B. N. Sypolt, pastor of the Christian church. Interment was in the Spring Hill cemetery."


 

Obituary of Oscar W. Harris. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 29 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Oscar W. Harris, who will be remembered by many of our people of Paola and the surrounding country, died in Beaver City, Nebraska, on the 18th inst., aged 63 years, 4 months and 23 days. Mr. Harris was born in Blacksburg, Virginia, January 25th, 1861, and came West when a boy of ten, settling in Richardson county, Nebraska. Later he lived at Goodland, Kansas, and in 1920, he moved to the neighborhood of the city of Paola. He leaves survivors who mourn his death, his wife, one son, Lyle A. Harris, and a daughter, Stella Harris.

As an exemplary member of the Methodist church, who quietly did his duty, Mr. Harris is still in the minds of many friends that he made while living in this vicinity. He was an upright gentleman."


 

Obituary of Squire Reed. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 29 May 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Squire Reed died Sunday, May 24th, 1925, at his home, 311 West Ottawa street, Paola, in his 78th year.

Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, September 6, 1847, he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Emma Chastine, who died about forty-two years ago. He was again married to Miss Harriet Haywood, who survives him. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Caddie Scott, and a son, Elmer Reed, both of Chicago.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Mt. Olivet Baptist church, conducted by Reverend Rucker, and interment was in the Paola cemetery.

Mr. Reed came to Paola many years ago, having been about the second colored person to land in Paola. He was a truck gardener."


 

Obituary of Harrison Mathews. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 12 Jun 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Harrison Mathews died at his home in Paola, Monday, June 8, 1925, in his 84th year. Born near Coldwater, Mich. September 8, 1841, he became a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting at Wyandotte, Kansas, in Company A, 12th Kansas Volunteers, and was mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 30th, 1865.

On November 26th, 1865, he was married to Miss Mary Ann Reeds, of Olathe, who survives him. He also leaves four daughters, Martha M. Conner, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Marie I. Berry, Lincoln, Nebraska; Ida H. Craig, Paola, and Grace Aronhalt, Colby, Kansas. There are seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren and one brother, James H. Mathews, of Curter, Michigan. For 55 years Mr. Mathews was a member of the Baptist church. Short services were held at the home last Tuesday afternoon, after which funeral services were held at two o'clock at the East Mound Valley church, near LaCygne, conducted by Rev. H. S. Thornhill, of the Baptist church, of Paola, and interment was in the East Mound Valley cemetery."


 

Obituary of Alleta Katherine Meng. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 12 Jun 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Miss Alleta Katherine Meng died on Tuesday, June 9th, 1925, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Meng, who live near Hillsdale, in her eighteenth year, after only a week's illness with pneumonia. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Carl Meng, of Arizona.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church of Gardner, Thursday, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Reed, and interment was in the Gardner cemetery.

Miss Meng was in the prime of her youth, having graduated from the Lawrence high school just a week ago to-night. She was a charming girl, who made friends wherever she chanced to be, and the entire community joins in extending deepest sympathy to the grief stricken parents and brother."


 

Obituary of Mrs. C. L. Tuggle. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 12 Jun 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. C. L. Tuggle died at her home, 702 East Piankishaw, Paola, on Wednesday afternoon, June 10th. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church, Hillsdale, Kans., this afternoon, Friday, at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Hillsdale cemetery."

Doty Note: Her maiden name was Georgia Ann Hayden and her husband was Charles Lee Tuggle.


 

Obituary of Cora Ardelle (Buck) Ringer. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 26 Jun 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Sunday night, June 21st, 1925, about nine o'clock, a life went out at Research hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri, that brought deep sorrow to hundreds of Paola homes. At that hour the brave, religious spirit of Mrs. William Henry Ringer found its release. Seated at the bedside, holding her hand, was the husband when the final breath came. Mr. Ringer went up Sunday morning. Along toward evening a sudden change in the patient's condition developed, and the other members of the immediate family, along with other relatives, were notified. The children, Marian and Walter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Schmitt, arrived at the hospital only a few minutes after Mrs. Ringer had passed away.

Cora Ardelle Buck, daughter of Walter R. Buck, was born in Paola, Kansas, November 4, 1879. Here she spent her childhood days, attended our public schools and was graduated with the class of '97. On November 20th, 1901 she became the wife of W. H. Ringer, of this city, and to them were born a son and a daughter – Walter, now twenty, and Marian, sixteen.

Mrs. Ringer always enjoyed good health until three years ago this summer. In 1922 she underwent an operation in Kansas City, her ailment being carcinoma of the breast. For months she remained at the hospital, receiving every attention and care that love and medical skill could command. Gradually growing better, her condition greatly improved and she was brought back to once more enjoy the companionship of old associations and the new home at 302 East Wea street, which the happy family moved into two years ago last winter. The two again entered into the social life of the town and their legion of friends rejoiced in the belief that Cora's illness was over. But the old trouble returned and on the 20th of last month she reentered the hospital. In spite of her courage and determination to get well, the odds were against her, and Death finally claimed her last Sunday night.

The body was brought to Paola last Monday morning and conveyed to the family residence, where the funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Reverend J. Jas. DePree, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Ringer was a member. The pall-bearers were: Arthur F. McLachlin, Clarence N. Emery, Frank W. Sponable, Fred W. Russell, Leonard T. Bradbury and Jno. W. Sheridan. Interment was in the Paola cemetery, on the lot where sleep Mr. Ringer's father and mother, Captain and Mrs. W. G. Ringer.

Besides her devoted husband, Mrs. Ringer is survived by her husband by her daughter and son; her father, Walter R. Buck, and one sister, Mrs. Stella Schmitt, wife of R. A. Schmitt, all of the home."


 

Obituary of John Patrick McLean. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 3 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Patrick McLean, nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McLean, died Saturday, June 27, 1925, after a three weeks' illness of whooping cough. Burial was in Holy Cross cemetery Monday, services conducted by Reverend Father Domann. Besides his parents, the baby is survived by two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Frances Rigney."


 

Obituary of Dora Elizabeth Finch. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 3 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Finch died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Senate, in Paola, July 1, 1925, in her 64th year. She had been sick since last August. The funeral will be held to-day from the Senate home, 204 West Shawnee street, services being conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels and interment will be in the Paola cemetery.

Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1862, she was only six years old when the family moved to Miami county. Her husband, George Finch, died fourteen years ago. She is survived by one son, George, resides in Richland township, this county; Louise who is the wife of W. A. Senate, lives at 204 West Shawnee, and Cora, the wife of Elmer J. Haughey, resides at 802 East Wea, this city.

Mrs. Finch was a devout woman, whose life was spent in well doing. The death of her husband, when the children were small, put upon her the task of family rearing. Nobly she did her part in this great task. As a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and also a Rebekah, she commanded the respect of all of her associates. Her mission was to do good and the example she set cannot fail to inspire those who come after her to good deeds."


 

Obituary of William Cyrus Hill. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 3 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Will Hill Dead. - The body of William Cyrus Hill, formerly of this county, was buried in the Paola cemetery yesterday, the 2nd inst., on the arrival of the funeral cortege from him home, in Harrisonville, Mo. He died in St. Joseph's hospital, Kansas City, on June 29th, 1925, of nervous collapse.

Born in Schenectady, New York, on May 23rd, 1863, the boy came with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, to Paola in 1874. The father was a tailor here, and the mother a sister of the late Henry Marshall McLachlin. Will went through the city schools here, and, at an early age, began clerking in retail stores. He was honest and efficient. His first wife, Emma Ayres, died here over 30 years ago.

Mr. Hill was engaged many years in the mercantile business in Paola, Louisburg and Fontana, and at the last named place was married to Miss Fanny English, daughter of the late T. C. English, and sister of Mrs. Vernon Snyder, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs.Ben M. Long, of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Pickering, wife of the late Harry Pickering, Mt. Vernon, Washington; and Anthony N. English, Fontana, Kansas.

Besides his wife, Mr. Hill leaves one daughter, Gertrude, the wife of Cecil Urton, Harrisonville; one sister, Miss Gertrude Hill, of Paola, and one brother, Thomas D. Hill, of Superior, Neb. Arthur F. McLachlin, Mrs. Sadie Boyd and Mrs. Maude Emery, all of Paola, are cousins, and another cousin, John C. McLachlin, lives in Pasadena, California."


 

Obituary of David Brown. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 3 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"David Brown, aged 79, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Kelly, in Louisburg. Mr. Brown had been in failing health for the past eighteen months. He was born near London, England, and came to the United States in 1870; was married to Elizabeth Dormer, in 1872, and to this union one daughter was born, Lillie, the wife of Dr. Kelly. Besides the daughter, he leaves one grandchild, Charles Kelly, of Louisburg; two brothers, two sisters, and other relatives in England. Mr. Brown made many friends during his stay in Louisburg. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, from the residence, conducted by Reverend A. J. Cutrell, and the body was taken to Henry county, Mo., for burial, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon."


 

Obituary of Martha Cameron Binkley. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 3 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Martha Cameron Binkley died at her home in Louisburg, Kansas, on Tuesday, June 30, 1925, in her 82nd year. Born in Illinois, March 24th, 1844, she was married to Andrew J. Binkley, at Lancaster, Kansas, on October 23, 1862. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Eva Cooper died in 1884 and a son died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Binkley lived on their farm near Rockville in Sugar Creek township until about the year 1880, when they left the farm and built them a new home in South Louisburg. Mr. Binkley died in 1893. About twenty-five years ago she fell and injured her knee, which caused her to be a cripple since then. Five years ago she purchased a little cottage near her church so that she might attend services more regularly. Two years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis and the November following she had another stroke and had been practically an invalid since. Although she suffered greatly, she bore her burden cheerfully and looked on the bright side of life. Mrs. Charles G. Weaver, an adopted granddaughter, did everything that loving hands could do. Mrs. Binkley is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Reed, of Palm Springs, California, a grandson, Harry Reed and two great grandchildren, Rowland Binkley Reed and Helen Lee Reed, of Compton, California; an adopted granddaughter, Mrs. Charles G. Weaver and great granddaughter, Betty Louise Weaver, of Louisburg. Also, one niece, Mrs. Lillie Cameron Riggs, of Altamont, Kansas.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. from the M. E. church conducted by Rev A. J. Cutrell and burial was in the Rockville cemetery beside her husband."


 

Obituary of Mrs. Thomas R. Elliott. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 31 Jul 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Thomas R. Elliott died at her home, 309 East Piankishaw street, on Wednesday evening, July 29th. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels at the Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Miami Community cemetery."

Doty Note: Her name was Ellen C. Elliott.


 

Obituary of John Homrighausen. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 14 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Homrighausen, aged 57, died in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, August 6th, 1925. Mr. Homrighausen suffered a paralytic stroke last February and death was caused by a renewal of the attack.

Mr. Homrighausen was born on the old Homrighausen farm, north of Paola, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Homrighausen. He was raised near Paola and spent nearly all of his life in this vicinity, leaving here about ten years ago.

Burial was in Los Angeles. Survivors are Mrs. Homrighausen and several sisters – Mrs. Sol Hennis, of near Paola; Mrs. Mary Cowen of Dos Cabezos, Arizona, and Mrs. Lizzie Cowen, of Eddy, Oklahoma. Another sister lives at Chrisney, Oklahoma."


 

Obituary of Allie (Warner) Grant. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 14 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Tony Grant took suddenly ill and died Thursday evening, August 6th, 1925, between eight and nine o'clock. She had accompanied her husband to the Rawson lunch counter, at the end of West Peoria street, where he is employed and was returning with Mr. and Mrs. Sid Rawson. When in front of the Rawson residence, 509 West Peoria street, she complained of being ill and sat down on the retaining wall in front of the house, where she died before medical aid could be secured.

Mrs. Grant, whose maiden name was Allie Warner, was born in Paola. Besides her husband, Tony Grant, she is survived by four children: Elmer Allard, Las Vegas, California; Raymond M. Allard, Kansas City; B. A. Allard, Carthage, Missouri, and Mrs. Charles Burke, of Carterville, Missouri. She also leaves her father, Milton Warner, of Paola, and four sisters and one brother: Mrs. T. B. Allard, Osawatomie; Mrs. H. E. Tesch, Sugar Creek, Missouri; Mrs. Nellie Doberstein, Bonner Springs, Kansas; Mrs. Frank Jewett, Redell, Kansas, and Earl Warner, of Beagle.

Funeral services were conducted from the home, 204 West Peoria, by Reverend B. N. Sypolt, Sunday afternoon, and burial was at Carterville, Missouri."


 

Obituary of William Henry Reynolds. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 14 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"William Henry Reynolds died at his home, five miles southwest of Paola, August 7, 1925, in his 68th year. Born in Pickaway county, Ohio, October 14th, 1857, he came with his parents when but a child to Missouri. They settled in Clay county and after the Civil War they moved to Westport, Missouri, where he grew to manhood. He united with the Westport Baptist church, forty-six years ago.

He was married to Miss Sophia Sarah Wells, at St. Joseph, Mo., on February 21, 1884, and she survives him, along with three sons, Willis Oliver and Albert Roy, of Fort Worth, Texas, and James Arthur, at Paola; also three brothers, Rev. A. M. Reynolds, of Kansas City, Missouri, and W. D. Reynolds, of Miami, Fla. He also leaves six grandchildren.

Mr. Reynolds had lived in Miami county since 1897, having lived on the place where he died for twenty-four years. He was a highly respected citizen, loved by all who knew him best and was ready to lend a helping hand.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. S. Thornhill, of the First Baptist church, Paola, and the body taken to Spring Hill for interment."


 

Obituary of Christia Anna (Zumbra) Beach. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 21 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Death of a Good Mother. - Mrs. Christia Anna Beach, wife of Walker Beach, died at her home in Richland township, Sunday, August 16, 1925, in her 76th year, following a long illness.

Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, August 26, 1849, her maiden name was Zumbra and when a child she moved with her parents to Logansport, Indiana, after which the family moved to McCombs, Illinois, where they resided until 1878 when they came to Paola, Kansas. On November 11th, 1879, she was united in marriage to L. W. Beach and they moved to Denison, Iowa, returning to Paola in the spring of 1881, to locate on a farm, six miles west of Paola where they lived until 1902, when they moved to their present location.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Otis N. Beach, of Hartford, Kansas, and Charles E. Beach, living on the adjoining farm, and one daughter, Edith Beach, at home. She also leaves three grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.

She united with the Baptist church at McCombs, Illinois, when but a girl of eighteen and lived a devout Christian life until her death. Her true noble womanhood as a mother and friend was shown by her ever readiness to help those in need and through the patience with which she so cheerfully bore her long suffering. Mother Beach will be sadly missed by not only her immediate relatives, but by all who knew her as a good wife and loving mother.

Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. L. Geyer, of Baldwin, Kansas, assisted by Rev. E. M. Daniels, of the Methodist church, of Paola. Interment was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Ray Buchanan Wilcox. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 21 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Died While Visiting Son. – Ray Buchanan Wilcox, of Garnett, Kansas, died about 8 o'clock last Sunday evening, while visiting with his son, Glen Wilcox, who occupies rooms over the Sales Pavilion office on South Pearl street. Death was very sudden, coming but three minutes after an attack of heart trouble. Mr. Wilcox was in his 77th year. He is survived by one son, Glenn, of Paola, and a sister, Mrs. Phil Heilman, of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Mr. Wilcox came over from Garnett Sunday, planning to go from her to Kansas City. He seemed in good health and spoke of his trip to the city only a few moments before he was stricken. He has been troubled with hearth disease for several years.

The deceased was born at Jamestown, New York, January 27, 1849, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Wilcox. When he was still a small boy, the family moved West. Later Mr. Wilcox returned to Jamestown and lived there for several years. About forty years ago, he moved to Kansas City, where he made his home for thirty-five years. Since 1921 he has been living at Garnett, where he was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the home at 9 East Miami. Reverend Hugh S. Thornhill was the minister. Interment was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Walstein Cavinee. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 21 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Walstein Cavinee died at his home one mile east of Beagle, Miami county, Kansas, Tuesday, August 18, 1925, in his 63rd year following a long illness of a complication of diseases.

Born October 4th, 1862, he had lived in this country the greater part of his life. On November 11, 1891, he was married to Miss Elsie Gertrude Mayberry, at Paola, who survives him. Besides the widow, he leaves a son, Harry Cavinee, Perkin, Kansas, and a daughter, Pearl, wife of Clifford Bailey, of Kansas City, Mo., and seven grandchildren. He also leaves a twin brother, William Cavinee, of Beagle, and a brother and sister, John and Bertha Cavinee, of Liberal, Kansas.

Funeral services were held from the Beagle church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Beagle cemetery.

About three weeks ago, Mr. Cavinee was taken to Excelsior Springs, Mo., for treatment, bet he gradually grew worse and was not able to take any treatments. He was brought home, after which he steadily grew worse. In the going of "Wallie" Cavinee, as he was familiarly known, there is not only the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, but a true friend and obliging neighbor, who will be sadly missed by his many friends."


 

Obituary of Mary Belle (Simmons) Long. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 21 Aug 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mary Belle Simmons was born in Kentucky, August 20, 1852, and died August 13, 1925, aged 72 years, 11 months and 24 days. Her death was the result of a paralytic stroke suffered three years ago. On October 27, 1870, she married Addison Long, and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive. A daughter, Mrs. Jennie Reed-Howard, died seven years ago. The surviving children are: Chas. Long and Mrs. Ethel McCarter, of Louisburg; Mrs. Minnie wert, of Udall, Kans.; Joseph Long, of Sedan, Kansas, and Arthur Long, Kansas City, Mo. There are 21 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host of friends. She has been a resident of Louisburg for 47 years and a faithful worker in the local Baptist church and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. J. Carlson from the Christian church, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment was in the Louisburg cemetery."


 

Obituary of John Joseph Hayes. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 4 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Joseph Hayes died Tuesday, September 1st, 1925, at his home in Osawatomie township, following an illness of seven weeks. The end came peacefully at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Funeral services were held at Beagle yesterday afternoon, September 3rd, and burial was in the Beagle cemetery.

Born in the city of New York, June 14, 1855, Mr. Hayes moved westward with his parents when three years old. The family came to this state, settling in Osawatomie in 1858. Shortly after they moved to a farm, four and one-half miles southwest of that city, which has been the John Hayes home for 67 years.

Mr. Hayes and Miss Emma L. White, an Indian girl, were married in this county a half century ago. By this union, seven children were born to them, five of whom are living. Charlotte and Floyd preceded their father many years ago. Mrs. Florence Smith, wife of A. W. Smith, lives in Kansas City, Kansas, and another daughter, Mrs. Luella Grant, resides with her husband, E. W. Grant, in Beagle. The three sons – Stephen, Henry and Charles J. – farm near the home place, in this county. Charles is the Democratic member of the Board of County Commissioners from the lower district. Four grandsons also survive."


 

Obituary of Anna Caroline Schwellenbaugh. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 4 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Anna Caroline (Varnauf) [Seiss] Schwellenbaugh died September 2nd, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. E. Guylee, 509 S. Silver, in her 87th year. Born July 30, 1839, in Cambridge, Indiana, Anna Caroline Varnauf was married to John Jacob Seiss in 1855 and they soon moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Three children were born to this union and the two surviving are W. H. Seiss, of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. George E. Guylee, of Paola. After Mr. Seiss's death in 1865 she became the wife of Peter Schwellenbaugh in 1868. Besides the son and daughter, she leaves three grandchildren, W. E. Guylee, of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. R. F. Teubner, of Pleasanton, Kansas, and George A. Guylee, of Paola, also six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Schwellenbaugh came to Paola in 1902 and has made her home with her daughter ever since. She fell about six weeks ago, fracturing her hip and had been bedfast since that time.

Funeral services were conducted from the Guylee home, Thursday afternoon by Rev. E. M. Daniels, of the Methodist church and interment was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of William Wallace Hylton. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 18 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"William Wallace Hylton died September 7, 1925, at the home of his son, Harlow C. Hylton, four miles east of Lane, Kansas, in his 85th year.

Born September 25, 1840, near Catlettsburgh, Kentucky, he moved with his parents, Roderick and Alsey Hylton, to Lawrence county, Ohio, when two years of age, where he lived until 1857. On October 24, 1864, he was married to Adalaide M. Phenix, at Stark county, Illinois. To this union were born three children, Etta L., deceased; Charles H. and Mary E. Mrs. Hylton died August 15, 1872. Charles H. Hylton and Mary, wife of J. T. Richardson, survive and both live near Lane.

On December 3, 1883, Mr. Hylton was married to Mrs. Katherine E. Dunlavy, who survives, and by this union he leaves one son, Harlow C. Hylton. He is also survived by three step-sons and one step-daughter, John Dunlavy, Ottawa, Kansas; Thomas H. Dunlavy, of Stillwater, Okla.; Mat P. Dunlavy, Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. Anna Lee, whose home is at Michigan Valley, Kansas, but who is now in California, and was unable to be here. There are also ten grandchildren.

Mr. Hylton, with his children, came from Illinois to Michigan Valley, Kansas, in March, 1900, when he moved to Miami county where he had resided ever since.

Funeral services were held Thursday and interment was in the Lane cemetery."


 

Obituary of R. H. Anderson and Bell (Anderson) Hall. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 18 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Killed In Automobile Accident – Mrs. Cora Nye received a telegram Wednesday, telling of an automobile accident, near Lebo, Kansas, in which her brother, R. H. Anderson, of Okemah, Oklahoma, and sister, Mrs. Bell Hall, of Mount Hope, Kansas, were killed. They had been here visiting Mrs. Nye and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mabes for a week and were on their way to their home, when the accident occurred, having left here Tuesday morning.

The following account of the accident was taken from the Burlington Republican:

'R. H. Anderson, aged 68, of Okemah, Okla., and his sister, Mrs. Bell Hall, of Mount Hope, Kansas, were killed about 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the Buick coupe in which they were riding was struck by Santa Fe passenger train No. 7, west bound, at the grade crossing, two miles west of Lebo, on the New Santa Fe Trail.

'The woman was killed instantly, her body being literally cut to pieces. Mr. Anderson lived until 3 o'clock, in spite of the fact that his skull was crushed. The bodies were identified by papers in Mr. Anderson's pockets.

'The train stopped as soon as possible. Mr. Anderson was taken to the hospital at Emporia and the body of his sister to the undertaker's. It is reported that they had been visiting relatives at Paola and in western Missouri and were returning to their homes when the accident occurred.'

Mrs. Cora Nye left Wednesday to attend the funeral services. Mrs. Hall was buried in Mount Hope and Mr. Anderson at Sedgwick, Kansas.

Many of the old settlers will remember Mrs. Hall and Mr. Anderson, having been early pioneers in the county. They moved here from Illinois in 1870, and made their home here for many years, and their untimely death is deeply lamented."

Doty Note: His name was Robert H. Anderson and her name was Mary Isabel Hall.


 

Obituary of J. M. Wallace. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 18 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Died in Paola. – J. M. Wallace, 52, brother-in-law of Mrs. Ed. T. Powers, of this city, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Powers, 609 East Miami street, about midnight, Wednesday, September 16th, 1925. Mr. Wallace, who was a lumberman in New Orleans, was taken off the train at Paola, Thursday, September 10th, on account of serious illness. Accompanied by his wife and little son, Jerry, he was on his way to Excelsior Springs, Mo., in hopes that medical treatment there might be beneficial to him, as his health had been failing for some time. Funeral services will be conducted at Holy Trinity church, this (Friday) morning, at eight o'clock, by Reverend Father A. J. Domann and burial in the Catholic cemetery, east of town."


 

Obituary of J. W. Nalty. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 18 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"J. W. Nalty, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nalty, died at Saint Catherine's hospital, Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, September 12th, 1925, after a two weeks' illness of intestinal influenza. Besides his parents, he leaves on brother, Homer Nalty, and a sister, Virginia Nalty, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes, of Paola, and grandmother, Mrs. Walter Nalty, of Omaha. Burial was in Omaha last Tuesday."


 

Obituary of Theodore Hamilton Jacobs. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 25 Sep 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Theodore Hamilton Jacobs died on Saturday, the 19th inst., at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, in his 86th year. Born in Champaign county, Ohio, May 15, 1839, and soon after the Civil War came to Miami county, settling on a farm four and on-half miles southwest of Paola, where he resided until the year 1902, when he retired from the farm and moved to Paola. In 1906 he moved, with his family, to Kansas City, Missouri, where they have resided since. At Paola, September 3, 1869, Mr. Jacobs was married to Sarah Louise Webb, who survives him, along with three sons and two daughters, John William, address unknown; Harry Jesse, and Starvey Theodore, of the home address; Mrs. Bessie E. Brown, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Mrs. William H. Martin, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. There are also five grandchildren, Mrs. Nellie Frazier, of Paola, being a grandchild.

On August 20th, 1861, Mr. Jacobs enlisted as a private in the 16th Battery of Ohio Artillery under Captain Mitchell, and was discharged October 30th, 1862 at St. Louis. In the early days before there were railroads in this part of the country, Mr. Jacobs hauled freight from Westport Landing, which is now Kansas City, Missouri.

The body was brought to Paola on Monday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Louis Frazier home, conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels, of the Methodist church, and interment was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Mary (Lovett) McGrath. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 2 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Mary McGrath, wife of the late Patrick H. McGrath, died at Saint Mary's hospital, Kansas City, Saturday, September 26th, 1925, of diabetes. The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Lovett, was born in Keokuk, Iowa, November 28th, 1856, and was married to Patrick H. McGrath, November 9th, 1880. Mr. McGrath died January 16, 1925. She is survived by six sons and two daughters, Tom McGrath, Hillsdale; Timothy, Frank and Harry, of the home address; Robert, of Kansas City, and John McGrath, of Waverly, Kansas; Margaret and Mary, also of the home address.

Funeral services were conducted from the Gardner Catholic church, on Monday, by Reverend Father Barttro, of Ottawa, assisted by Father Hall, Father Embleu and Father Scanlon, of Kansas City. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Gardner."


 

Obituary of John Lawson Lackey. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 2 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Lawson Lackey died September 19, 1925, at St. Lukes hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri, after a short illness. Mr. Lackey was born April 28, 1855, in Alexander county, North Carolina, and lived there until March, 1894, when he came to Miami county, where he resided on a farm near Spring Hill, until his death.

On May 2, 1886, he was married to Miss Bell Halman, who died in 1890, and in March, 1891, he was married to Nancy Kate Barkley, who survives; also four children, Mrs. L. L. Buchanan, LaJunta, Colo.; James M., Gussie Mae, and Thomas F., at home; one brother, Joe Lackey, and one sister, Nancy, of Hiddenite, North Carolina.

Mr. Lackey was a kind and loving husband and father. He was honest and obliging and his word was as good as his bond. In youth he united with the Baptist church, but after moving to Kansas he transferred his membership to the Methodist church at Zion. Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon by Reverend Tull, an old family friend, at the Spring Hill Methodist church, and burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery."


 

Obituary of Frank McDowell. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 2 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Frank McDowell died Sunday, September 27th, 1925, at his home, in the Green Valley community, 6 miles west of Osawatomie, of Typhoid pneumonia. Born September 15, 1896, he was married to Miss Esther Ross about nine years ago. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Eugene and Ross McDowell. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and also was a Mason.

Funeral services were conducted from the Green Valley Baptist church, Tuesday, by Reverend Murphy, of Osawatomie, and burial was in the Wells cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellow lodge were pall bearers, and the Masonic lodge had charge of the funeral at the cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mills and daughter, Miss Emma, and son, Lloyd, attended the funeral on Tuesday."


 

Obituary of Nathan Jefferson Williams. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 9 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Ethel Oyster, wife of Edwin Oyster, who lives west of Paola, two miles, returned last week from Richmond, Kansas, where she attended the funeral of her stepfather, Nathan Jefferson Williams. Mr. Williams belonged to the Orrin Williams family and was a brother of the late James Polk Williams, and an uncle of John Williams of Richmond. A stepson, Harry McCullough, lives in Paola. Jefferson Williams was identified with Miami county from pioneers down until the period of the nineties when he went to live in Franklin township. He was a man of high character, universally respected."


 

Obituary of John Csjtai. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 9 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Body Found Near Osawatomie – The body of an aged man was found by hunters five and one-half miles west of Osawatomie last Saturday. The man apparently had been dead several months. It is believed he crawled under a ledge of rock for protection from the weather and died there. He had a pawn ticket, issued in St. Louis, March 31, 1925, and a key tag, bearing the name of John Csjtai, 101 State street, West Lafayette."


 

Obituary of Benjamin Lincoln Prier. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 9 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"The death of Benjamin Lincoln Prier, on the 28th ult., at his home in Osawatomie, was a loss, not only to that community, but to the whole of Miami county. Born in Iowa, he would have been 65 years old next November, and he lived in this county for something over 35 years.

He leaves four sons, R. W. Prier, Wichita; Lamont Prier, of Hugoton, Kansas; Harry and Floyd Prier, Osawatomie, and one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Condiff, who is also a resident of Osawatomie. The Prier family has been identified with the best movements in their neighborhood. Mr. Prier always set a wholesome example."


 

Obituary of Jesse Laban Brown. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 9 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Jesse Laban Brown died at his home near Fontana, at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, October 4th, 1925, after six years of suffering. He was born February 8th, 1866, on a farm near Fontana, and has spent his entire life near Fontana. He was married September 14th, 1890, to Miss Hattie King, who survives. There were six children born, four of whom survive. Mrs. Amy Minton and Jesse Leo, who live near Fontana; Eugene and Kenneth, both of the home; three sisters and one brother, also survive; Mrs. Melissa Niles, of Kinsley, Kansas; Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon, of Kansas City, and Mrs. Mary Stoddard, living on a farm near Fontana and George L. Brown, of Lanagan, Missouri. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. P. Keast, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 6th, from the Fontana M. E. church. Burial was in the Fontana cemetery."


 

Obituary of Thomas Robinson. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 23 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Thomas Robinson, colored, died Sunday, October 18, 1925, at his home in Paola, in his 91st year. Born in Farmington, Tenn., March 15, 1835, he was married to Elizabeth Larkin, in Alabama, and she died in 1883. To this union were born ten children, five of whom survive, George and William Robinson, and Mrs. Minnie Humes, all of Paola; Hillman Robinson, of Hillsdale, and Joseph Robinson of Oklahoma. There are also eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mr. Robinson was born in slavery and worked as a blacksmith until freed. He then came to Kansas and settled on a farm near Stilwell. In 1905 he was married to Mrs. Sallie Taylor, of Paola, who survives him. Mr. Robinson united with the A. M. E. church in 1909 and lived a constant Christian life until the time of his death. Besides the widow and children, he leaves a host of friends to mourn his going. Funeral services were held from the A. M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Davis, and burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery."


 

Obituary of Ethel Virginia Roberts. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 23 Oct 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Death of a Small Child. Ethel Virginia, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Roberts, died Sunday, October 18th, 1925, in her third year, death being caused by chronic valvular heart disease. Born in Paola, March 16, 1923, she was two years, seven months and two days old at the time of her death. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Edith, Mary and Della; also two brothers, Damon and Charles. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home, 508 West Piankishaw street, conducted by Rev. E. M. Daniels, of the Methodist church. Interment was in the Paola cemetery. At the funeral Mrs. Elmer Bachman sang "Jewels" and "Go To Thy Rest, Dear Child."

On Saturday evening the family had eaten canned corn for supper, which made several of them ill, and it is thought that this was contributory to the child's death, as she was taken sick Saturday night and died Sunday morning about 8 o'clock."


 

Obituary of Katherine Heim Arzberger. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 6 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Katherine Heim Arzberger, widow of the late Chris Arzberger, died on Wednesday, November 4th, 1925, at her home in East Valley township, about eight miles southeast of Paola, in her 89th year.

Born May 8, 1837, in Germany, she was married to Chris Arzberger on April 12, 1861, and the family came to America in 1865, settling in Ohio, where they lived three years after which they came to Kansas in 1868. Mr. Arzberger, the husband, died twenty-seven years ago. The youngest son, Gus, and his wife, had made his home with his mother for a number of years. Mother Arzberger was of the old German descent and bore the characteristics of that nationality, hospitality, friendliness, love for neighbors and love for home and her children. She leaves to mourn her going, four sons and four daughters, who will always cherish fondest of memories for a kind and loving mother – Karl Arzberger, near the home; Chris Arzberger, Larned, Kansas; Mrs. W. A. Walters, near Block; Mrs. J. W. Hamlin, Paola; Fred Arzberger, Willcox, Arizona; Mrs. O. F. Koenig, Huntingburg, Indiana; Mrs. C. P. Kohlenberg, near the home place, and Gus Arzberger, who made his home with his mother. She also leaves thirty-eight grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock fro the home, conducted by Rev. J. Jas. DePree and interment will be in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Frank A. Longbrake. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 6 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Former Paola Boy Dead. Frank A. Longbrake, formerly of Paola, and for thirty-five years a resident of the Argentine district, a flagman and brakeman for the Frisco railroad, died October 30th, 1925, at his home, 2135 Wyandotte avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

Mr. Longbrake served for the railroad in the same capacity until his death. He was eligible for retirement last year. For many years his run was to Memphis, Tenn., and the past twenty years he had been to Springfield, Mo. He was 57 years old, member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Security Benefit Association, and a member of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ollie Longbrake, and a son, Frank D. Longbrake, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Ratcliffe, 1418 Ruby avenue; Mrs. Mabel Earheart, of the home, and Mrs. Grace Schooling, 1316 South Thirty-first street; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Wallace, Stine road, Rosedale; a sister, Mrs. Otto Hitney, St. Petersburg, Florida; a brother, Jas. E. Wallace, 8309 Woodlawn avenue, Kansas City, Mo., and two granddaughters, the Earheart twins.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock, November 2nd, at the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal church, in Kansas City, Kansas."


 

Obituary of Frank Henry Carpenter. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 13 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Frank Henry Carpenter died at his home near Trading Post, November 7th, 1925, in his 67th year. He leaves his wife and five sons and daughters, two by his first marriage and three by the second. He was born in New York and came to Kansas in 1860. His second marriage was to Miss Burnett. Grace and Ona were by the first Marriage. The children by the second marriage were Floyd, Harold and Gladys. He is survived by his widow and also by one sister, Mrs. J. F. Allman, and four brothers, Ward J. Carpenter, of this city; J. Wellen Carpenter and Nile Carpenter, of the Trading Post settlement and Fred Carpenter, of Kansas City."

The deceased was highly respected in the neighborhood were he spent his life. He had been in poor health for over a year. The funeral was held on Monday, the 9th inst., and burial was in the Trading Post cemetery."


 

Obituary of Rayne Lambert Manchester. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 13 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Rayne Lambert Manchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Manchester, died November 7th, 1925, aged two years, five months and seventeen days. Death came very suddenly after a brief illness of membranous croup. Rayne was a winsome child and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Owing to the nature of the disease, a private funeral was held from the home at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. A. G. Lonnon read a passage of Scripture and gave a short prayer. Burial was in the Wagstaff cemetery. The beautiful floral offerings and the kindly acts were greatly appreciated."


 

Obituary of Hannah J. (Hawkin) Rogers. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 13 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Hannah J. Rogers, widow of Mr. William Rogers, died on last Friday, November 6th, 1925, at the home of her son, Richard J. Rogers, in Middle Creek township, in her 85th year. Born in White Pigeon, Michigan, October 10th, 1841, her maiden name was Hawkin, and she was married to William Rogers, at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, March 2, 1868, and they came to Kansas in the spring of 1869, settling in Middle Creek township, where Mrs. Rogers has ever since made her home. Mr. Rogers has ever since made her home. Mr. Rogers died suddenly on January 12, 1887. Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, Richard J. Rogers, on the old home place, and Mrs. Rachel Taylor, of Kansas City; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. John Rogers, of Patterson, California. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, November 9, at one o'clock, from the home and burial was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of William Harvey Chamberlin. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 13 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"William Harvey Chamberlin died on Sunday night, November 8th, 1925, in his 59th year, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Mills. He was born December 22nd, 1866, at Sandwich, Illinois; was married to Miss Mary E. Jordan, November 13, 1895. To this union four children were born, one daughter, Mary May, having died at the age of 6 years. His wife died March 13th, 1904. He is survived by two daughters and one son, Mrs. Clarence Shively, of Oakland, California; Mrs. Robert Mills, of Fontana, and Richard W. Chamberlin, of Lane; also two brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were conducted from Green Valley church, Tuesday, November 10, and burial was in the Wells cemetery.


 

Obituary of Margaret Elizabeth (Sallee) Masoner. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 13 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Margaret Elizabeth Masoner, age 75 years, 9 months and 5 days, died Tuesday, November 10th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Etta Cawby, where she has made her home several years. She had been an invalid for over twenty-five years from paralysis. She was Miss Elizabeth Sallee, of Paola, before her marriage to Napoleon Masoner, at Paola, September 2, 1873. To this union seven children were born, two having died in childhood. Mr. Masoner died May 30, 1925, at the Soldier's Home, at Fort Dodge, Kansas. He was the last old soldier of Fontana. Mrs. Masoner was born in Madison county, Kentucky, February 5th, 1850. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Alf Masoner, Kansas City, Mo., Will Masoner, Kansas City, Kan.; Ansel Masoner, of Rosedale; Mrs. Eley Feighner, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Etta Cawby, of Fontana, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Burris, of Osawatomie, at the Fontana Christian church, Thursday, November 12th, at 10:30 a.m., and burial was in the Fontana cemetery."


 

Obituary of Mary A. (McClanathan) Dalrymple. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 20 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mary A. Dalrymple died at her home in North Louisburg, November 13th, 1925, aged 93 years. She came with her parents when a baby from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where she lived until she was married to John Dalrymple on July 31, 1895. Soon after their marriage, they came to Louisburg, and for 30 years have lived in the home where she and her husband both died. Mr. Dalrymple died November 7th, 1921. She leaves one brother, John McClanathan, at Galion, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Rhodebeck, and one nephew, S. M. Rhodebeck, of Louisburg; also several nieces and nephews, at her former home in Ohio. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Cutrell, from the M. E. church, and burial was in the Louisburg cemetery."


 

Obituary of Elva (Nicholay) Grimes. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 27 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Elva Grimes, wife of Howard Grimes, died Friday, November 20th, 1925, at her home, seven miles south-west of Louisburg, in her 40th year, following an illness of about a year, although she was only bedfast for several weeks. Born in Osage City, Kansas, in 1886, her maiden name was Nicholay and she united in marriage to Howard Grimes, January 1st, 1906, at Osage City. The couple immediately came to Miami county, settling on a farm near Louisburg and Miami county has always been their home.

Mrs. Grimes was the mother of four children, Beulah, Dale, Leta May and Mary, who, with the father, survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Of a domestic turn, her first thoughts were always of her home and family, although she was ever ready to lend a helping hand to others around her. Besides the husband and children, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Nicholay, Topeka, Kansas, four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Grimes was a member of the Christian church of Osage City, but later changed her membership to the Miami Presbyterian church, from which the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, November 22, conducted by Rev. R. L. Gress, pastor of that church, and interment was in the Louisburg cemetery."


 

Obituary of A. H. Hansfeldt. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 27 Nov 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Fall From Scaffold Proves Fatal. – While working on a narrow scaffold, in the new round house at Osawatomie last Monday forenoon, A. H. Hansfeldt became over-balanced and fell headlong seventeen feet, his body striking a railroad tie, crushing the left side of his chest. His head struck a rail of the track, killing him almost instantly.

The accident happened about an hour before noon. Mr. Hansfeldt, who has been a Missouri Pacific employee for twenty years, had just started work on this job Monday morning. He was setting glass above a door in the new structure now being built, when, in reaching for a pane of glass, he lost his balance and fell. A number of fellow workmen were near him in the building when the fatal accident occurred.

Mr. Hansfeldt was 55 years old, and lived with his family at 700 Main street, Osawatomie. He is survived by the widow and two sons – Ray and Claude."

Doty Note: His name was August H. Hanfeld, per his headstone.


 

Obituary of Caroline Campbell. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 11 Dec 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Campbell was held in Hillsdale Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Hillsdale cemetery. Mrs. Campbell was mother of Ed. Young, operator here."


 

Obituary of William Alexander Doane. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 18 Dec 1925, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Billie Doane Dead. – Another old settler has gone on, leaving the pleasant memories of a well spent life with his kin and neighbors. William Alexander Doane died December 15, 1925, in Middle Creek township, east of Paola, in his 64th year. He came from Welland county, Canada, where he was born May 2nd, 1862, and had lived most of his life in this county.

On January 14, 1897, he was married to Miss Mildred Rose, and they had six children, five of whom are living. Edith, and her sister, Mrs. Elvena VanDerberg; Nellie, John and Charles, all at home. The first born, Arthur, died in infancy. Two sisters are left, Mrs. Mary Houghton, Chase county, Kansas, and Mrs. Merilla Neill, Floweree, Montana. Then there is a twin brother, Charles, living near Paola. Joel Doane, another brother, died here in 1914. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge of Somerset, and also belonged to the Farmers' Union. Burial was in the Somerset cemetery on Thursday, the 17th inst., after services at the Methodist church of that village, conducted by Rev. A. J. Cutrell. Many years ago Mr. Doane took a prize in the old fiddlers' contest, in Paola, a fiddle bow, and it was one of the first things Mr. Lindemood's eyes fell upon when he was called after Mr. Doane's death. Billie Doane was an honest, deserving citizen, who always was ready with kind words and kind deeds for everyone."


Search the Kansas State Library Blue Skyways Server to find names recorded in the KSGenWeb Project.

[Comments] [Miami Co. HomePage] [KansasGenWeb]
Kansas State Library
Kansas State Library Logo

The KSGenWeb logo was designed and copyrighted by Tom and Carolyn Ward for the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/miami/obituaries/1920s/1925.html