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1926


 

Obituary of James Harvey Nesselrode. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 1 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"On December 24th, 1925, James Harvey Nesselrode passed into the Great Beyond, in his 78th year. He was born on March 22nd, 1848, in Richland county, near Mansfield, Ohio, and moved with his parents to Johnson county, Kansas, in the spring of 1868. Although he was only a boy, he built the house into which the family moved. He spent most of the remainder of his life in this home, where his family was reared. On May 2nd, 1875, he was married to Anna E. Moulton, and they were the parents of six children, all of whom survive – Mrs. J. M. Holcomb and Charles H. Nesselrode, both of Bucyrus, Kansas; Dr. C. C. Nesselrode, Mrs. H. B. Morris, Forrest H. Nesselrode and Mrs. J. S. McMahon, all of Kansas City.

He united with the Baptist church when a boy, later changing his membership to the Methodist church, and remained a faithful member until his death. His passing was the first of the four who celebrated their double golden wedding anniversary on May 2, 1925, at the old home and in the same room in which they were married."


 

Obituary of Nina (Crees) Doherty. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 1 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Nina Doherty, wife of Edward Doherty, died at her home near Wagstaff, Kansas, Monday, December 28, 1925, after an illness of eight weeks.

Mrs. Doherty was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Crees, who live west of Paola, and was born on May 6th, 1905, at the family home. She attended Paola high school. On May 18, 1921, she was married to Mr. Doherty, and since then has made her home on a farm near Wagstaff.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Leona Marie and Edna Nadine; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Crees, and two sisters, Mrs. Cyril Kice, of Paola, and Miss Clara Crees, of Kansas City.

Funeral services, conducted by Mrs. J. Sherman Hill, of Neosho, Mo., were held in the Paola Methodist church, on Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Thomas Payton. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 1 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Thomas Payton, a well known colored man, of this city, who for fifteen years, was porter and shoe shiner in the Pumphrey barber shop, died in Kansas City, Mo., of acute pneumonia on Sunday, December 27th, 1925, in his 58th year, and was buried in Paola on the 29th ult., services being conducted by Rev. Davis, of the A. M. E. church. Mr. Payton went to Kansas City on Friday morning, the 25th ult., where he was suddenly taken down.

The deceased leaves five brothers and three sisters: John, Bud, Ern, Ollie and Will Payton, reside in Paola; Mrs. Mattie Collins, a sister, lives in Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Sarah Gray, in California. The other sister, Mollie, is at the State Hospital, Osawatomie. Tom Payton was industrious and steady going, as are all the other Paytons."


 

Obituary of Arnold Waldon. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 15 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Arnold Waldon died at his home on North Tower street, Thursday morning, January 14th, 1926, in his 92nd year. Born February 28th, 1834, in Bloomington, Illinois, he was married when twenty-one years old, to Miss Rachel Leard, who died on October 11th, 1876. Surviving this union are: two daughters, Mrs. E. Rohrer, Paola, and Mrs. Mary Roades, Saint Joseph, Missouri; and one son, Ed. T. Waldon, also of Saint Joseph. On December 17th, 1879, he was married to Miss Mary E. Dolen, who with two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Ashbaugh, of Kansas City, and Katherine McMahan, of the home address, survive. The deceased has lived in this county for many years, having moved here in 1867, settling in Paola township, where he resided until fifteen years ago, when he moved to Paola city.

During the Civil war, Mr. Waldon served three years with Company G, 94th Illinois Infantry, and, at the time of his death was a member of McCaslin Post No. 117.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, from the Methodist church at 2:00, burial in the Paola cemetery, where the old soldier will await the resurrection and glory eternal in a home not made by hands, where "Comrades are known by faith the clearest; tried when death was near and nearest; bound in loyal ties the dearest, Brothers ever more to be."


 

Obituary of Wm. B. White. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 15 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Wm. B. White, who died January 7th, 1926, son of Stephen and Mary J. White, was born in Miami county, Kansas 3 miles north of Hillsdale, on August 3, 1862. He was found dead in his bed on the morning of January 8, 1926.

Mr. White was 63 years, 5 months and 6 days of age. He was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Reddenbaugh on February 7, 1889. To them were born 3 children, all of whom survive. He united with the Methodist church at Zion and was immersed on April 29, 1887, by Rev. H. I. Miller, their minister.

Mr. White leaves his daughter, Bertha, wife of Tom Mayes, at Kansas City, Mo.; Fannie, wife of Homer Lucus, at Topeka, Kansas, and Ralph, his son, of Hillsdale; also 12 grandchildren; 5 brothers and 2 sisters; Jesse J.; H. Frank; Thomas B., of Hillsdale; Charles A., of Greeley, Kansas; Gooden of Pleasanton; Emma, wife of C. M. Kindred, Paola, Kansas; and Mattie, wife of Gill Ward, of Lane, Kansas.

He also leaves one uncle, W. T. McDaniel, of Gardner, Kansas, and 3 aunts, Mrs. Jane Drane, of Paola; Mrs. Millie Shaw, of Lawrence, and Mrs. Martha Hittle, of Spring Hill; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev Phil Wahl. Burial was in the Hillsdale cemetery."


 

Obituary of Nancy (Threewitt) Jones. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 15 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Nancy Jones died at her home in Stanton township, this county, January 9, 1926, aged 91 years, 8 months, and 18 days. Her maiden name was Threewitt and she was born near Madisonville, Monroe county, Tennessee, April 22, 1834, her parents being L. L. and Elizabeth Threewitt. She is the last survivor of her father's family.

In 1852 with her mother, brothers and sisters, she settled in Cass county, Missouri, after the death of her father. Two years later, or in 1854, they moved to what was then Lykins, now Miami county, Kansas. In 1862 she was married to Robert Jones, who died in 1906. Four children survive this marriage, Charles S., who lives on the homestead; Mrs. Emma E. Marsh, residing near Paola; William T. Jones, Colorado, and Mrs. Hattie B. Icenbice, Deep Water, Iowa. Besides these there are nine grand children and four great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday, the 12th inst., and burial was in the Paola cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. Free, of Stanton."


 

Obituary of Robert Morrow Donham. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 15 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Robert Morrow Donham, who died on January 6, 1926, in his 76th year, was widely and favorably known throughout the northeastern part of this county. His birthplace was in Johnson county, Missouri, and the date was July 15, 1850. On November 7, 1876, he was married to Lillie A. Barton, at Holden, Missouri. Nearly 30 years ago he settled just across the line, near Bucyrus, Miami county. Next he resided in Chiles and in 1907 moved to Morse, Kansas, where he closed his earthly career. Of the twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Donham, eleven survive. Beulah, who was the wife of Earl Pinneo, died in 1912; so besides the mother, these are living: Clarence M., Albert G. and Richard O. Donham; Mrs. Mary Hiatt and Mrs. Edith Eastland, all living in the vicinity of Morse; Robert B., Odell, Nebraska; Mrs. Anna Whitaker, Bucyrus; Harry M., Stillwell; John C., Gardner; Mrs. Mable Valyer, Americus, Kansas. Ruby, the youngest, is at the Donham home. There are twenty-four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Jennie Barton, lives in Golden City, Missouri and a brother, George W. Donham, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The funeral in Morse, Johnson county, Kansas, was preached by Rev. C. B. Bryan, on, on the 8th inst. To a large assemblage of relatives and friends, and burial was in the Pleasant Valley graveyard. It was ripened grain returning to earth. His long life had been one of arduous service to his family, to his neighbors, to his church and to his country."


 

Obituary of Thomas E. Thiebaud. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 22 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Thomas E. Thiebaud died Wednesday, January 20, 1926, at the Bell Memorial hospital, Kansas City, in his 58th year, following an operation about a week before. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Thiebaud, of 3215 Forest avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Fowler, of this city. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Lindsey chapel, 3809 Broadway and interment will be in the Forrest Hill cemetery.

Mr. Thiebaud came to Kansas from Indiana about 1882 and settled in Paola where he had a butcher shop until about thirty years ago, when he went to Colorado and later moved to Kansas City, where he has made his home for the past fourteen years. Mr. Thiebaud was employed with the Harding Cream Company. While a resident of this city he made many close friends because of his honesty, uprightness and fair dealing to those with whom he came in contact. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fowler, of this city and Mrs. W. C. Duvall, of Boulder, Colorado, a niece of Mr. Thiebaud, were there for the funeral."


 

Obituary of Charles Reynolds. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 22 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Word was received here last week of the death of Charles Reynolds, only son of George R. Reynolds, former Paola resident, at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, January 15, 1926, of heart failure. Charles was married and is survived by his wife, twin sons, born about a year ago, and his father, George R. The deceased was born in Miami county 41 years ago, and is a graduate of the Paola high school. Funeral services were held at the home in Indianapolis last Monday and burial was in the cemetery in that city."


 

Obituary of Endrew M. Martin. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 22 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Endrew M. Martin died Tuesday evening, January 19, 1926, at his home, on the farm in Richland township, where he had lived for 45 years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.

Born January 16, 1844, at Malmo, Sweden, Mr. Martin came to America when 35 years old, and practically his entire life was spent on the farm in Richland township, having been away from the home over night only twice during his long residence there.

Endrew Martin learned to work when a boy and thus naturally acquired the habit of always being industrious. He never idled and took pleasure in daily labor to provide for his family and those dependent upon him. He made a name in Richland township for thrift, honesty and industry and leaves a neighborhood – all his friends – who will mourn the passing on of this good community builder.

Besides his wife, Hannah, Mr. Martin is survived by two sons and a daughter. Reverend Harry O. Martin is pastor of the First Methodist church at Haverhill, Massachusetts, and the younger son, Montie Martin, the well-known Duroc hog breeder, lives eleven miles northwest of Paola, in Richland township, on a farm adjoining that of his father. The only daughter, Anna, resides on a farm in Paola township, with her husband, A. W. Oldham.

Mr. Martin was a member of the M. E. church, of Wellsville. Funeral services were held at the late home yesterday afternoon, January 21st, conducted by Reverend H. E. McLeod, of Edgerton, and Reverend O. K. Hodson, of Wellsville. Burial was in the Wellsville cemetery."


 

Obituary of Samuel M. Ware. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Samuel M. Ware died January 23, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri, in his 74th year. Mr. Ware was rooming at the St James Hotel, and had gone to a restaurant for a meal when he dropped dead. He had made his home in Olathe for about twenty years and had only recently gone to Kansas City to spend the winter. The body was brought to Paola and funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Lindemood funeral parlor, conducted by Rev. J. Jas DePree and interment was in the Paola cemetery. Mr. Ware never married. He is survived by one brother, P. L. Ware, living two miles south of Paola, and one sister, Miss Addie Ware, of Dighton, Kansas."


 

Obituary of Marcella Decock. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Marcella Decock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decock, aged thirteen months, died at their home near Chiles, Kansas, of bronchial pneumonia on Friday, January 22, 1926. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Louisburg, Kansas. The sympathy of the community is extended to the parents and also to Joseph F. Keenan and family. Mrs. Decock is Mr. Keenan's daughter."


 

Obituary of Frances Heinrichs. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"James William Kitchen, who died in his Osawatomie home, on the 19th inst., in his 70th year, leaves two sisters and a brother in this county: Mrs. Ruth Wilgus, Paola, and Mrs. W. H. Campbell, Osawatomie. There are Dr. John Kitchen, in Oklahoma; Dave, in Colorado, and Curtis Kitchen, in California. Three daughters: Mrs. W. F. White, Mrs. J. L. Case and Mrs. C. C. Spalding, live in Osawatomie, and the fourth, Miss Martha Kitchen, in Kansas City. Mr. Kitchen was a noble and useful citizen."


 

Obituary of James W. Kitchen. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 7, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"James W. Kitchen died at his home in Osawatomie, Tuesday, January 19, in his 70th year. Mr. Kitchen was one of the pioneer settlers of Green Valley, having moved here from Kentucky, at the age of 14 years. Here he was married to Miss Martha Michaels, who preceded him many years ago, leaving him the sole care of five small children, four of whom survive their father: Mrs. W. F. White, Mrs. Clyde Spaulding, Mrs. J. E. Case and Miss Martha Kitchen. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Campbell, of Osawatomie, Mrs. Ruth Wilgus, of Paola, and two brothers, G. W. Kitchen and John Kitchen, of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Thursday, January 21, and interment was in the Wells cemetery."


 

Obituary of Mrs. Roy Bartlett. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 7, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Roy Bartlett died at her home near Lane, Sunday, following an illness of many months. Funeral services were held in Lane, Tuesday. Mrs. Barlett was sister of Mrs. Ed. Waller."

Marc Doty Note: Her maiden name was Essie R. Bates.


 

Obituary of Julia Walthall. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"The death of Mrs. Julia Walthall, wife of the late John T. Walthall, of Osawatomie, died January 19, 1926, at her home in Pasadena, California, following a week's illness of pneumonia. She was the sister-in-law of S. W. Walthall, of Osawatomie, and Mrs. William Cavinee, of Beagle."


 

Obituary of Emma Bradshaw. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 8, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Miss Emma Bradshaw died Sunday, January 24th, at the county farm, where she has made her home the past year. In December, she suffered a stroke of paralysis. Miss Bradshaw was born in Missouri, in July, 1837, later coming to Fontana, where she lived a number of years. She is survived by two nieces: Mrs. Emma Moody and Mrs. Myrtle Gaston, both of Paola and two nephews: Ben Mills, of LaCygne and Dan Shipley, of Beagle. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the grave by Rev. W. P. Keast and burial was in the Fontana cemetery."


 

Obituary of John Ludwin Carl Springer. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 8, 29 Jan 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"John Ludwin Carl Springer died Monday, January 25, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Flook, where he has made his home the past year. Mr. Springer was born February 7, 1847, in Brergard, Germany, and in 1883 was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth Denkert. A year later they came to America and located at Fontana, which has since been their home. Mrs. Springer died last October. Mr. Springer is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fleetie Flook, of Fontana, and one son, Louis Springer, of Kansas City, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. P. Keast at the Methodist church Tuesday and burial was in the Fontana cemetery."


 

Obituary of Eugene Fletcher Wilson. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 5 Feb 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Brother of Judge E. H. Wilson Dead. Reverend J. Jas. Depree, Pastor of the First Presbyterian church, was in Goodrich, Kansas, Thursday afternoon, January 28th, where he had charge of the funeral of E. F. Wilson, who died January 26, at his home in Parker Kansas. Services were held at the M. E. church, and burial was in the Goodrich cemetery. Mr. Wilson had been a member of the Methodist church for 54 years.

Eugene Fletcher Wilson was born near Earnsville, Illinois, July 4th, 1851. By his marriage to Miss Mary Chandler, October 22, 1872, three children – May, George and Myrtle – were born. Mrs. Wilson and two of the children, May and George, have since died. Surviving is the one daughter, now Mrs. William T. Thompson, of Parker; also four grandchildren, Alfred, Lela and Mary Wilson, of Parker, and Mrs. Roy Hulgan, of Osawatomie, besides two great grandchildren, Thelma and George Hulgan. The decedent also leaves a brother, Ed. H. Wilson, formerly of Paola, but now living at Lake Worth, Florida, and two sisters, Mrs. John Kane, of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Lou Hymer, of this city."


 

Obituary of Malinda Minich. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 5 Feb 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Died In Her 87th Year. - Malinda Minich, widow of the late D. J. Minich, died January 26, 1926, in Santa Monica, California, at the home of her son, Harry Minich.

Mrs. Minich celebrated her 86th birthday anniversary on the 31st of last October. She had been in failing health for the past three years, and had made her home with her son since 1902. By the constant attendance given by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cora B. Ward, was her life prolonged. Mrs. Ward, by the way, suffered a paralytic stroke last December and is now with her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Earl, at San Antonio, Texas.

The body of Mrs. Minich was cremated January 28th at the Los Angeles crematory and her ashes will be placed beside those of her deceased husband in the Paola cemetery."


 

Obituary of Essie R. (Bates) Bartlett. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 16 July 2009. (Reference: The Western Spirit, p 1, 19 Feb 1926, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. L. J. Bartlett died January 24, 1926, at her home near Lane, Kansas, in her 52nd year, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the home January 26th, conducted by Rev. Mitchell and interment was in the Lane cemetery. Born February 28, 1874, in Jonesboro, Indiana, her maiden name was Essie R. Bates and she came with her parents to Paola about 1887. She was united in marriage to L. J. Bartlett, who survives her. She also leaves five children – Floyd Bartlett, near Lane; Chester Bartlett, near Osawatomie; Mrs. Elma Ellis, of Stilwell; Nettie and LeRoy Bartlett, at home."


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