A-I  OBITUARIES

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ALLEN, Benjamin

ALLEN, BENJAMIN Benjamin Allen was born April, 4, 1823, in Province, New Brunswick, of British, N.A., and departed this life, Sept 29, 1910, at the age of 87 years, five months and five days. In August, 1843, he married Sarah Jane DOBSON, who still survives him. To this union, there were born eleven children, four boys and seven girls, nine of which are still living: T.W. ALLEN of South Dakota, Mose ALLEN, also of South Dakota, Mrs. Anna WELLS, of Wheaton, KS., Mrs. Patience TOOTHAKER, of Westmoreland, KS., Benjamin J. A..EN of Blaine, KS., Mrs. Charity CONNAWAY of Blaine, KS., Mrs.. Dora COLLINS, of Wheaton, KS., Mrs. Sarah Brown, of Hamilton, KS., and Mrs. Janie SHOCKEY, of Blaine, KS. Those that have passed away are: George ALLEN and Betsey SHERMAN. In the year of 1848, Benjamin ALLEN moved to Winnebago county, ILL. In 1861, he enlisted in the Union Army, and served three years. In 1871 he moved to his family to Pottawatomie county, KS., where he sill resided at the time of his death. He joined the Baptist Church of Rock Creek, in the year of 1875, and was baptized by Rev. W. W. THOMPSON, and died trusting in the Lord. He was Justice of Peace 14 years. The deceased leaves two brothers, a wife, nine children seventy-one grand-children, ninety-seven Great-grand-children, and three Great-great-grandchildren to mourn his loss. He was a patient sufferer for 12 years prior to his death. He was a kind and loving husband and father. His funeral was preached in Wheaton, by Rev W.W. TOHOMPSON, Sept. 30, from Rom 5:1. Interment was made in the Wheaton cemetery. This was taken from the" Westmoreland Recorder" dated 10-13-1910. Submitted by: Irene
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ALLEN, Charlotte C. Davis

Charlotte C. Davis Allen was born August 7th, 1827, in Province of New Brunswick, British N.A. and passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. John Blakely, August 17, 1910 at the age of 83 years 10 days. She was married to W.W. Allen, March 18, 1850. To this union was born seven children, Sarah A. Rhodes; Napoleeon B. Allen, Josephine Burnett, Martin L. Allen, Steve O. Allen, Lootie E. Bennett. Three of these, Sara, Napolion B and Stephen O. have passed away. At the age of eighteen, the deceased was converted and joined the Baptist Church and has been a consistent member every since. In July, 1850, they moved to Winnebago County, ILL., and Oct., 1872 she moved with her husband and children to Pottawatomie county, KS. She united with the Baptist church in Wheaton in 1875 and transferred her membership to the Onaga Baptist church in 1897 and was a member of that church until her death. She was laid to rest in the Wheaton cemetery. The services were held in the Congregational church and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Charles L.Groom of Onaga. Source: "The Westmoreland Recorder", Aug 25, 1910. Submitted by: stillie@networksplus.net
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ARGANBRIGHT, Porter

Porter Arganbright, youngest son of Jesse and Mary Arganbright was born at Laclede, Kansas on April 13, 1879. He was married to Estella Townsend on February 4, 1903. After his marriage they made their home on a farm near Moline, Kansas, for about one year, after which they moved to Pottawatomie County where he spent the rest of his life. He had engaged in farming until his health failed about 25 years ago. At the time of his death on March 12, 1950, he was 70 years, 10 months and 25 days old. His parents, two sisters, two brothers, and a grandchild preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Velma Lelievre, and Grace Wyatt, both of Ventura, California, and Ruth Ackley, of Emmett, Kansas; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, one sister, and several nieces and nephews. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at 3:00 Wednesday afternoon, in the Stewart Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Gordon Coldsmith in charge. Source: The Wamego Reporter, March 16, 1950 Submitted by: Richard
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ARNOLD, J. W.

FUNERAL OF COUNTY PIONEER ON SATURDAY Funeral of J. W. Arnold is held in Wamego Saturday Afternoon J. W. Arnold was born at Chesterville, New York, February 12th, 1841, and died at his home in Wamego, Kansas, January 22nd, 1925. On August 20th, 1861, at Battle Creek, Michigan, he was united in marriage with Jane Trimper, who survives him. He leaves the following children: Harriet Tremper, of Seattle, Washington; F. W. Arnold, Fort Myers, Florida; R. L. Arnold, Wamego, Kansas; D. C. Arnold, Boise, Idaho; Katharyn Robson, Wamego, Kansas; and Jennie P. Miller, Kansas City, Missouri. Also twenty grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Four children preceeded him in death; Albert, Emma and John who died in early youth, and Carrie Augusta Wheeler, who was the wife of Rev. W. C. Wheeler. In 1866, Mr. Arnold moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, and engaged in business till 1871. Coming to Pottawatomie County, Kansas, in march 1871, with his family, he located on the old Arnold farm east of Louisville, where the children grew to manhood and womanhood. Being a good neighbor and always taking an active part in social, religious, business and political affairs, he was in 1886, nominated, by the Republicans, and elected to the legislature, where he served his county well. In 1896 he was elected County Treasurer, serving for four years. Mr. Arnold was always a farmer and this was his chief delight, but he was also a business man, and became interested in many business enterprises. He owned the Louisville Flour Mill from 1887 to 1902; was an officer in the Farmers State Bank of Wamego in 1905; associated, at Westmoreland, with L. L. Radgley in the abstract and loan business, and president of the Citizens State Bank of Westmoreland for many years. For fifty years he loaned money on real estate for S. S. Peirson, of New York, who so trusted and relied upon Mr. Arnold's judgement that he directed him to pass on the valuation, title, renew loans, collect interest, and close all matters. Mr. Peirson was never disappointed nor did he ever lose money by any act of his trusted agent and friend. In 1919, Mr. Arnold returned to Wamego, purchased city property and gave all of his time and attention to improving his farm, just southwest of Wamego. Throughout life he was steadfast and true to his friends. All his life we was faithful to any trust imposed upon by God of man. Each Sabbath, when in health, found him in some place of worship, and he served diligently as an officer in church organization and Sunday school. From youth he had been a member of the Congregational Church and was at the time of his death a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wamego. We was one of the oldest members of Westmoreland Lodge No. 252, A. F. & A. M. Life did not always deal kindly with the deceased. Death entered his family and took his loved ones, sometimes investments failed, fire reduced his buildings to ashes, banks failed in which county funds were deposited while he was county treasurer, accident deprived him of the sight of one eye, and sorrow struck his soul. Yet he was uncomplaining and cheerful, sustained and elevated by the certainty there was in each sorrow, a lesson for him to learn. He retained activity of body and mind till the last, still keeping his faith in his fellow men and his trust in the wisdom and good ness of God. No man ever set a better example of life and conduct, and no man in this community influenced more lives for good. Yet all his words and acts were so much a part of his life that one had to pause to really notice how fine his life was. He lived each day as though he would live forever. He does. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their assistance and kindly sympathy during the illness and death of our husband and father, and for the many beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. J. W. Arnold and Family OUR APPRECIATION We are glad to remember J. W. Arnold as we last saw him, cleaning the snow off the sidewalks of his neighbors early New Year's morning, for it was just like him to be helping someone, in spite of his weight of years, and he derived much pleasure from so doing. Mr. Arnold had his full share of troubles on this earth, yet he never allowed them to get the best of him, and in all things took the viewpoint that no matter how bad things were, they could have been a lot worse. He never complained over misfortune, but seemed to take mishaps as an incentive to try harder. (The Editor) Source: "The Wamego Times, Page 1, Friday, January 30, 1925: Submitted by: Jane
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AXELTON, N. P.

N. P. Axelton - Died Thursday. Jan 12. '93, at his home in Pottawatomie county, near Randolph, of pneumonia, after an illness of only a few days, N. P. Axelton, aged 76 years. Mr. Axelton was born in Sweden in 1816. He came to America in 1852, locating at Andover, Illinois. In 1853 he removed to Galesburg, Illinois. In 1858 he came to Kansas and founded the home where he died. The funeral services was held Sunday. Source: Randolph Enterprise, Randolph, Riley County, Kansas, Thursday January 19, 1893.
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BAKER, Anna M.

Died, At her home in this city, March 11, 1887, at 10 o'clock a. m., Mrs. Anna M. Baker. Once more death has stalked into our midst, and removed a bright and happy face, well-known, and one long to be remembered, and left as vestiges of his call, a bereaved husband and two motherless children. Mrs. Baker was born at Arlington, Vermont, May 30, 1857, her maiden name being Anna M. Curtis. Afterward she moved to White County, Indiana, where in January, 1877, she joined the M. E. church, and where in August 23, 1877, she was joined in marriage with J. R. Baker, her now sorrowing husband. In 1879 she removed to Kansas, and in 1881 became a resident of Westmoreland, in which place she resided until her death. As a fruit of their marriage, there were two children born - Jennie, who is now nine years old, and Charlie, seven. Mrs. Baker was for five and one-half years the postmaster of this city, and while in that capacity held communication with almost every man, woman and child in this community, and no higher words of praise can be uttered than to say that upon retirement from that laborious and often vexaitious position, it was the general remark that no one had ever heard an unkind or impatient word escape her lips. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. S. L. Hunter, paster of the M. E. church, on March 12th, and her remains were followed to the grave by a large procession of her friends and neighbors, who feel deeply the loss that has befallen them in the taking away of the deceased. That fatal and treacherous disease, consumption, had laid its blighting hand upon the dear one, and there was no escape from its direful clasp, except through the grave. The desolate husband, who so tenderly cared for his frail flower, and to whom she was so much, has the heartfelt sympathy of many friends, in the loss of all that for ten years had made his home both bright and beautiful; while the half orphaned little ones are sincerely pitied in the loss of a kind and affectionate mother, just at that time of their life when a mother's care is most required and would begin to be appreciated. In connection with these, the whole community suffers by the loss of one who has by her many virtues and deeds of kindness, endeared hereself to all, and other tears than those of relatives were freely shed at the grave of here, who * * * * * * * * "hast the best That Heaven itself could give thee - rest." Source:Westmoreland Recorder, Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, March 10, 1887 - Reel W507
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BLENN, Hermine

Mrs. Wm. Blenn Dead Mrs. William Blenn died at her home west of Westmoreland, Tuesday, January 16, 1934. Death resulted from cancer of the stomach. She suffered greatly for several months. Hermine Tieking was born in Leer, Germany, March 9, 1872 and was therefore 61 years, 10 months and 7 days old at the time of her death. She came to Pottawatomie County about forty-two years ago. She was united in marriage to William Blenn on March 15, 1893, at Wamego. To this union 13 children were born. Shortly after her marriage she was united with the German Evangelical church in Minnesota where they lived for eleven years. On moving to Kansas and the Westmoreland community she placed her membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city. Those who remain to mourn her departure are: Herman Blenn of Wheaton; Mrs. Henry Glover and Elsie Blenn of Wamego; Mrs. Elmer Samuelson, William, jr., Louis, Donald, Charles and James Blenn of Westmoreland; Mrs. M. C. Bohnsack of Topeka, Mrs. E. E. McIntosh of Grand Island, Nebraska. She leaves also nine grandchildren, two brothers, Herman and Louis Tieking of St. George and one sister, Jo Hanna, of St. George and many friends. Funeral services were held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Westmoreland M. E. church and were conducted by Rev. W. N. Smitheram. Burial was in the Westmoreland cemetery. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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BOLT, Mrs. Sarah A. (Tribbit) Pauley Abrams

Mrs. Sarah A. Bolt Sarah A. Tribit was born in Indiana January 26, 1845, died August 22, 1914, aged 69 years, 6 months and 26 days. She died at the home of her daughter at Linn, KS of cancer of the stomach. The remains were shipped to St. George and funeral services held at the M. E. Church, Monday, conducted by Rev. Thompson of the Mt. Zion U. B. Church, of which she had been a long and faithful member. Interment was made in the St. George Cemetery. She was married to Allan Pauley August 2, 1860, coming to Kansas a few years later, he having preceeded her a number of years. To her were born eleven children, three having died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Josie Abrams and James Pauley of Linn, KS; Mrs. Eunice Murphy of DeWitt, NE; Wm. Pauley of St. Marys, KS; Mrs. Nannie Cochran of Topeka, KS; Monroe Abrams of Flush, KS; and W.J. Abrams and Mrs. Addie Morlan of this place. The deceased was a resident of this community for many years, and until nine years ago lived in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. She has been a patient sufferer for many years and knew her days were numbered and was prepared for the other shore. [Sarah A. Tribbit Pauley's second husband was Transylvania Franklin Abrams, son of George Abrams and Rachel Evans, born in Clermont Co., OH. Source: Unknown Submitted by: BGieber@aol.com
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BROCKISH, John

The community was shocked to hear of the death of Grandpa Brockish, which occurred Sunday evening at the home of his son, Joe. Grandpa fell Wednesday and broke his hip, which was the cause of his death. He was 85 years old. He was buried Sunday morning at Flush. The family has the sympathy of the community. John J. Brockish died at his home near Westmoreland, June 28. A couple of days before his death he fell and broke his hip. Owing to his extreme old age, the shock of the accident was too great and death resulted. John J. Brockish was born in Germany, November 25, 1833. He came to Kansas to make his home in 1856 and shortly afterward took a homestead south of Westmoreland, where he lived until the time of his death. He endured the hardship and the joys of pioneer life and raised a large family. He retained his good health for the most part up to the time of his last accident. He was married in 1856 to Annie Ebenhoe. To this union were born twelve children, two dying in infancy and three girls after reaching womanhood. His wife died in 1906. The children are: Mrs. Annie McAlister of Fort Collins, Colorado; Mrs. Rose Neugebauer of St. Louis; Mrs. Betty Stearns and Mrs. Lizzie Fredericks of St. George; John of Topeka; George of Zeandale, and Joe, with whom he made his home the last sixteen years of his life. Besides his children, he leaves thirty-seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He was a member of the Catholic Church all his life. The services were held at St. Joseph's church of Flush, June 30 and were conducted by Father M. Simmer. The pall bearers were John Hohn, Alis Umscheid, Vincent Repp, Joseph Gills and Joseph Heptig. He was laid to rest in the Flush Cemetery. Source: Westmoreland Recorder Newspaper, Westmoreland, KS, 4 July 1918. Submitted by: KindredSueprise@aol.com
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BRUNNER, Dr. Benjamin, Sr.

Dr. Brunner Dead Prominent Pottawatomie Physician Dies after 39 years of Practice Dr. Benjamin Brunner, Sr., prominent Wamego physician, died last Friday at the Genn Hospital after an illness of several months. The 63-year-old doctor had served Pottawatomie county for 39 years. Before moving to Wamego, Doctor Brunner practiced for several years in Westmoreland and has always had a large practice in this community and over a large part of the county. Only during the past few months Doctor Brunner was compelled to give up his practice because of failing health. Along with his profession, he has taken an active interest in the affairs of the Wamego community. He served as president of the Golden Belt Medical society, and was president of the Kaw Valley bank. From 1916 to 1920 the physician served as a state senator from this district. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. The Rev. V.E. Ward of the Episcopal Church was in charge of the service. Interment was in the Wamego City cemetery. The large attendance at the funeral and the many floral offerings gave evidence of the love and esteem held for him by his wide number of friends and acquaintances. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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BURKE, Mary Bridget

Monday afternoon Mrs. Bridget Nagle, of Belvue, aged 73 years, died, after a long and lingering illness. She was a native of Ireland and came to this country in 1840. She leaves several children to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held in the Catholic church yesterday morning and her remains interred in the Catholic cemetery. They were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of friends. May she rest in peace. St. Mary’s Star August 22, 1889 page 8 Source: Collected by Maureen Cullivan. Submitted by: Maureen Cullivan

BUZBEE, Benjamin

Benjamin Buzbee died 2 Oct 1914 at the Soldiers Home; age 80 yrs, 2 months, and 22 days. He was born 10 July 1834 Brown Co. ILL. He had married 29 May 1864 Alton, ILL to Mary Matlilda Drake, who died this City several years ago. Burial in the Onaga cemetery. His children are Anna Teresa, dec'd,; Maggie M. Cassady of Irving (Marshall Co.) KS; Richard F. of this city; Claude Adell, dec'd; Clarence of Ogden (Riley Co.) KS; and Isaac Edward of Delila (Jackson Co.) KS. Note: the county names in parenthesis have been added to the obituary. Source: Onaga Paper - "Onaga Herald", 8 Oct 1914 Submitted by: Patrick Murray


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CAIN, Wilson

William Cain, 96, of 865 Oak street, died yesterday afternoon at Lawrence Memorial hospital. He had been a resident of Lawrence for over 40 years. Funeral services will be held at the Rumsey funeral home at 2 P.M. Monday with Rev. C. J. Knox in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Surviving relatives include two sons, Dean Cain, of the home, and Billy Cain, 411 Elm Street, three daughters, Mrs. Charlene Kosakowsky, 1107 Connecticut street; Mrs. Carrie Rowlett, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Christina Brink, Filter, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Source: Unknown Lawrence, Kansas, newspaper. Submitted by: Shannon
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CALDWELL, Clara Belle Cooper

Obituary of Mrs. Fred Caldwell Mrs. Clara Belle Cooper Caldwell, youngest child of the late George R. and of Mrs. Mary Cooper, early pioneers of Pottawatomie county, died June 28, at St. Catharine’s hospital, Garden City. She was born at the family home on Pleasant Run on April 28, 1884 where she grew to womanhood. She was a member of the Methodist church of Pleasant Run, joining at the age of eleven years. With her parents she moved to Wamego in April, 1904, where she resided until June 29, 1910, when she was married to F. W. Caldwell, making their home in Atchison. Later they moved to Garden City, where they resided for several years. To this union five daughters were born, on, Elizabeth, dying in infancy. Roberta, LaVerna and Jacqueline, together with the husband survive them; also her mother, four sisters Fannie Whitaker, Mrs. Lillie Heatnale, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Mary West, Mrs. Clarence Higginbotham, Central City, Nebraska; Ed J. Cooper, Topeka, Kansas and Harry J. Cooper, Seward, Nebraska. Her father and two brothers, Will and George, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Garden City, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock by her pastor, Rev. Grey. Interment was made at Mt. Hope cemetery, Topeka, Monday morning. A light is out, A jewel is gone A Crown of Life in Heaven is won; The Master came to claim His own To live with angels around the Throne; She was not lent but for a day To gladden with her happy smile; Thus ended a beautiful life. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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CHILDERS, Malissa E.

MRS. M. E. CHILDERS Malissa E. Jones, daughter of Daniel L. and Catherine Jones, was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, July 13, 1848 and died at her home in Wamego, Kansas, September 17, 1936. She had attained the age of 88 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was married January 24, 1862, to Melvin A. Childers, who preceded her in death, April 24, 1913. To this union wre born three sons and seven daughters. One daughter, Olive, died in infancy, and one son, Frank, died November 3, 1915. Eight children, twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren survive her. Mrs. Childers lost two grandsons in France, Walter M. Blackledge, 35th Division, September 26, 1918, and Harold Johnson, 89th Division, October 28, 1918. Both were killed in action. The surviving children are: Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Daniel M. Childers, Miss Huldah Childers, Miss Louise Childers and Miss Edna Childers of Wamego, Mrs. Zora Blackledge of Hiawatha, Kansas; Mrs. Gertrude Waddington of Springfield, Illinois; and Clarence Childers of Chapman, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Childers came to Kansas with her father's family in 1869, settling in Wamego which has been their home ever since. Mrs. Childers united with the Baptist church in Tennessee in her girlhood and soon after arriving in Kansas the two families with others organized the First Baptist Church of Wamego. Mrs. Childers is the last surviving charter member of the church. In addition to the children, Mrs. Childers is survived by one brother, Mr. Ira Jones of Wamego, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall of Demming Washington; other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Childers' life was given to her church, her family and her friends. She will be missed by all. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. A. E. Retzer. Burial was made in the Wamego cemetery. CARD OF THANKS Our recent sad loss leaves us with grateful hearts towards neighbors and friends. Their comforting expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness whether expressed by flowers or otherwise, will always be remembered. The Children. Source: From unidentified Pottawatomie Kansas newspaper, September 1936: Submitted by: Jane Jurik
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CLARK, Joseph Newell

Joseph Newell Clark was born March 28 1849 Near Marion Grant Co Indiana and departed this life December 11 1921 at his home near Havensville Pottawatomie co Kansas. He was united in marriage to Miss Phebe Ann Cox December 16 1866. She departed this life February 14 1885. To this union were born 8 children, 5 of them dying in infancy. Asa and Ora Clark of Corning Kansas and Mrs Icy Lederer still survive him. On October 4 1888 he united in marriage to Miss Mary Belle Fulton to this union were born 4 children 1 dying during infancy, Ray Clark of Callao, Mo, Mrs May Carter and Holdie Harries of Havensville. Besides these he leaves 2 brothers & 2 sisters Edward and Arthur Clark of Perkins, OK, Mrs Rebecca Fields of Gage Ok, Mrs Addie Laughlin of Coleman, SD. He has 14 grand children 4 ggrandchildren. Source: Havenensville Newspaper Vol XXXII No18 Submitted by: Heather Kujawski
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CLARY, Clyde L.

Clyde L. Clary, a long-time resident of the Pleasant Run neighborhood but since 1925 a citizen of Wamego, passed away at Genn hospital February 2, 1955, after an illness of several weeks. He was born at Mount Erie, Maryland, May 10, 1863, and came to Kansas with his parents in 1867. All of his immediate family preceded him in death. When Clyde and a brother, Raymond, moved to Wamego in 1925 they purchased a residence which since had been his home. He was an outstanding citizen and did much in the early days in the up-building of his home community and Kansas. Raymond and Lilly preceded Clyde in death, both receiving every possible care and attention at Genn hospital. After the death of the sister, Mrs. Joe Gasser was the housekeeper. Funeral services had been set for Friday, February 4, but because of the storm was postponed to Monday, February 7. Services were held at the Stewart Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Gordon Coldsmith. Burial was in the city cemetery beside his brother and sister. The pallbearers were Gordon Bradshaw, Russell Barr, N.T. Larson, C.B. Hilliard, Alvin Knecht and Bill Funnell. ------------------- Clary Estate is left to Genn Hospital The late Clyde L. Clary left a will which makes a notable contribution to Genn hospital in Wamego, according to a story in the Wamego Reporter. The contribution is without restrictions, can be used as endowment or for improvements or in any way the hospital board deems right. He left his home and furnishings to Mrs. Joe Gasser, his housekeeper for the past 14 years. The residue, after all bills are paid, goes to Genn hospital and will probably amount to over $60,000. In their last illnesses both Clyde and his brother Raymond and sister Lilly received every possible care and attention at Genn hospital. He, having no immediate relatives, decided to help continue the work started by the late J.T. Genn. The provisions enumerated by Mr. Genn will be continued. Any physician or surgeon is privileged to use the facilities of the hospital on an equality with any other licensed practitioner. In the will S. M. Swords was named as executor without bond, and James Sullivan as attorney. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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CLARY, Raymond

Raymond Clary Dead Raymond Clary, 75, died at Genn hospital Sunday night After having been in the hospital since a year ago last January 20. He had Bbeen an invalid for several years. He was 75 years old May 28. Clyde, Lillian and Raymond Clary came from Maryland with their parents in 1867, where the father bought 170 acres of land on Pleasant Run, Pottawatomie Township. Later they bought 530 acres of farm and pasture land two miles from their first location now occupied by Gordon Bradshaw, and on which the three children resided for fifty-eight years until 1925 when they moved to Wamego. Lillian died three years ago. The Clary Boys” as they were known throughout central Pottawatomie County where they were known for their uniform kindliness and as good neighbors for over half of a century. The Pleasant Run community was widely known in the early days as a well settled country community with a church and schoolhouse made quite a social center. The old timers have mostly gone and the death of Raymond Clary adds one more to the number who have answered the last roll call. Funeral service were held from the Stewart Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Paul J. Vielguth. Burial was made in the Wamego cemetery. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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COATES, Minerva Jane

Minerva Jane Littleton was born March 12, 1825 in Fleming County, Kentucky, and died at the home of R. A. Bell in Havensville, June 9, 1914, aged 89 years, 2 months and 28 days. She was married to John D. Newman of Fleming County, Kentucky in 1840. To this union were born, four sons and three daughters. [1] Alex F. and [2] Mrs. George Pope of Holton, [3] Harriet, who died in infancy, [4] Samuel, who died in 1902, [5] John S. of "this place", [6] Elias who died in 1904, and [7] Mrs. Laura Marsh of Peabody, KS. Mr. Newman died February 16, 1861. In 1863, the subject of our sketch was married to R. J. Henderson of Kentucky who came with her to Jackson County, Kansas in 1867. To this union three children were born, who have preceded her to the life beyond. In 1900 she, with her husband moved to the state of Oregon, where Mr. Henderson died in 1905. In the same year, she returned to Kansas. September 28, 1907, she was married to M. C. Coates of this place, who died in November 1912. Grandma Coates lived to see the fourth generation born, having 35 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was converted at an early age and united with the Methodist Church. After moving to Oregon she changed her membership to the Baptist Church and lived a faithful member until her death. Mrs. Coates had an unusually strong constitution, having traveled a great deal in her lifetime, from Kentucky to Kansas to California two different trips, and in the 75th year of her age she made an overland trip in a prairie schooner from Kansas to Oregon. Then in her 80th year she returned to Kansas and was in remarkably good health for one of her age until a few weeks before her death. Source: "Havensville Review", Thursday, June 18, 1914 Submitted by: Richard B. Hallick Notes: by Richard B. Hallick: 1. [ ] brackets were added to enumerate the children. 2. John S. Newman was born December 20, 1854. 3. The full name of Elias Elias Peter Newman. 4. M[oses] C[lark] Coates
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COATES, Moses Clark

Moses Clark Coates was born in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1819 and died at his home in Havensville, November 19, 1912. Married to Mary Ann Palmer, March 9, 1843, in Camden, Delaware. To this union four children were born, William C., Havensville, Mary Amelia Rinebarger, Cottonwood Falls, Z. H. Coston Coates, Cedarvale, and George S. Coates who died in 1882 in Wharton, Ohio. His wife died May 4, 1896. Since then he married Emma Rainsbarger who lived only ten years. Later he married Mrs. M. J. Henderson, his present wife. Father Coates lived to a good old age being 93 years, 2 months and 20 days old. His children number 4, grandchildren 27, great grandchildren 67, great great grandchildren 8, a total of 106 of which 86 are living. Father Coates moved to Paris, Stark County, Ohio, in 1845 and in 1875 came to Havensville where he lived until his death. He was ordained a minister in the M. E. Church of God and preached in that denomination for over 25 years. He traveled for the American Bible Society for seven years. After coming to Havensville he identified himself with the Baptist church of this place of which he was a consistent member until his death. He was charter member of the A. F. & A. M. lodge No. 34 of this place and remained a member in good standing until his death. He always felt at home with the brethren of this order and they had charge of the funeral, W. M. Coverdale, H. W. Rawlings, J. T. Poague, O. C. Olson, W. J. Harries and D. O. Comer acting as pall bearers. The funeral was preached by R. W. Woodside pastor of the Christian Church who delivered one of the best funeral sermons ever delivered in the town. His subject (The Span of Life) was very fitting for the occasion. The remains were laid to rest in the Havensville cemetery November 20, 1912. Mr. Coates was a great worker, a man who believed in his own town and was never a fault finder with the town or its people, a worker for religious and temperance causes, having contributed largely to the building of the Baptist church and its maintenance. We wish to express out thanks and appreciation for every act of kindness shown to our father during his residence in Havensville and during his sickness and burial. WM. C. COATES MARY A. RINEBARGER and families. Source: "Havensville Review" 28-Nov-1912 Submitted by: Richard B. Hallick
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CONAWAY, Bryson Thomas

Bryson Thomas Conaway, the son of A. J. and Barbara Conaway was born at Carthouse, Pa., September 16, 1859, and departed this life at the home of his son in Onaga, Kansas, on March 26, 1951, at the age of 91 years 6 months and 10 days. At the age of six years he, together with his parents, moved to Valley Falls, Kansas. In the year 1889 they moved to this locality where Bryson spent the remainder of his life. He spent his life in this community working at the carpenter trade and in this way he helped to build the town of Onaga. Bryson was united in marriage to Pearl Hause in the spring of 1910. To this union was born one son, Eugene. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Eugene and wife Thesesa, and five grandchildren Mary Jane, Joye, Roy, Jerry, and John; one brother George M. of Los Angeles, and a host of relatives and friends. Bryson was baptized in 1876 in French Creek, and later became a member of First Baptist Church of Onaga. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church on last Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Earl Caryl, burial in Onaga cemetery. Source: THE ONAGA HERALD - APRIL 1951 Submitted by: Don H. Grob
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CONAWAY, Mary

MRS MARY CONAWAY Mary C. Conaway was born on the 20th day of May, 1862, in Washington county, Wisconsin, and died at her home in Onaga, Kansas, Sunday morning, January 12, 1908, aged 45 years, 7 months, and 23 days. In her youth she moved with her parents into Kansas, residing first at Holton, Jackson county, and afterwards coming to Pottawatomie county, where, with the exception of a few years spent in Topeka, and Junction City, she has since lived. She was married to B. T. Conaway, June 5, 1882, at Wamego. To this union was born one child, a daughter, who passed on to the better world a number of years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves three brothers, John and Emanuel Grob, of this county and August Grob, whose residence is unknown; also a little adopted daughter. Her pastor, Rev. Alfred W. Ayers, who had charge of the funeral services at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, said "She joined the Congregational church of this city on January 10th, 1892, and made a profession of the Christian faith. We have every reason to believe that she was a sincere Christian and died trusting in the hope of the Gospel." For years she had been in poor health, sometimes being compelled to take to her bed for weeks, but she was a most patient sufferer and never complained. We have often talked with her about her condition and we found her perfectly resigned to the Will of God. Only three or four days before her death we visited her, conversed and prayed with her, and she did not fear death. It would be alright with her. The husband has lost a faithful wife and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to him; the community has lost a good woman; and the loss of the church visible is the gain of the church invisible. The deceased was a member of Saxon Camp, R. N. of A., of this city, which order had charge of the service at the grave, using their ritualistic serivce, and the body was laid to rest beside that of her little daughter. Card of Thanks For the sumpathy extended and the assistance rendered by the many kind friend, during the sickness and death of my wife, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks. B. T. Conaway Source: THE ONAGA HERALD - January 16, 1897 Submitted by: Go to Index. / Return to Pottawatomie County / Return to KsGenWeb

CONNAUGHTHON, Margaret

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COOPER, Delilah Shute

Delilah Shute was born in Knox County, Illinois, July 6, 1852; the youngest of nine children, and after a full and beautiful life of almost eighty-three years was called to be with Jesus on the evening of Mother's Day, May 12, 1935. She was the last of the nine children to pass away. In 1861 she came with her parents to Kansas, traveling in a covered wagon. They settled in the Pleasant Run community. At an early age she united with the Methodist church at Westmoreland and lived a consistent happy Christian life. She was married to John Henry Cooper, Civil War veteran, November 24, 1867. They established their home on a farm 5 miles west of Westmoreland near the old homestead. To this union eight children were born: Fred L. Cooper, Elmonte, California; Melvina Dailey, Westmoreland; Samuel William; Ralph Alonzo; Lorene K. Kum, Pittsburg, Kans.; Maude S. Moore, Westmoreland; Bertha Kennedy, Blue Rapids; and Cleo M. Hudson, Wayside. Two of the children, Samuel William and Ralph Alonzo preceded her in death. Her husband also preceded her, passing away in March 1910 and was buried on Easter Sunday. In 1894 the family moved to Olsburg where Mr. Cooper was appointed postmaster for two years. Then they moved to Westmoreland where Mrs. Cooper resided until the time of her death. Grandma Cooper, as she was lovingly known, leaves a great circle of loving friends who will miss her cheery smile and jolly words, but who rejoice with her that the last river is crossed, and are happier because she passed their way. Funeral services were held at the Westmoreland M.E. church yesterday and were conducted by Rev. Paul Davis, pastor of the church. The following were the pall bearers: J.H. Plummer, John McKimens, Charley Zabel, W.C. Beall, Will Robson, and W.F. Hill. The following relatives from a distance attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, Blue Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Kumm and daughter, Mary, Pittsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dailey and daughters, Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dailey, Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shehi, Mrs. Howard Bennett and son, Roy, and wife, Mrs. O.H. Blanks and Mrs. Neal Balderson, Wamego; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pittenger, Fostoria; and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clary. Mrs. Myra Madry, formerly wife of Sam Cooper of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and son-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Riley England of Commerce, Oklahoma, arrived yesterday afternoon too late for the funeral. Submitted by: Jane
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COOPER, Elizabeth Jane

Last of Old Settlers Mrs. George Cooper One of Earliest of County Pioneers Passes Away at Age Ninety-four Elizabeth Jane Simpson was born July 4, 1840 at Kings Creek, Hancock county, West Virginia, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. West, at Oakley, Kansas, March 10, 1935 at the age of 94 years, 8 months and 6 days. She was the daughter of Isaac Simpson and Nancy A. Ralston Simpson. Born of Christian parents, she attended and united with the United Presbyterian church at the age of fifteen years, and after her marriage, joined the Methodist church with her husband. She was united in marriage to Geo. Robert Cooper April 17, 1860. To this union nine children were born. Her husband, two sons, Wm. S. and George S., and one daughter, Clara Belle Caldwell preceded her in death. In 1857 her father came to Kansas with his family and settled at Pleasant Run, where he died in 1860. She lived during the days of the border life, the Indians, the opening of Kansas to statehood, the coming of the railroads and the growth of a great state. She was truly a pioneer woman in every sense. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper to organize and build the Pleasant Run Methodist Church. They ??? Pleasant Run, where they lived for forty-eight years. (???. Are missing pieces of the paper) They moved to Wamego in 1904 in the month of February, Mr. Cooper passing away three months later, on June 8, 1904. Mrs. Cooper retained her residence in Wamego as long as her health permitted, after which she spent her time with her children in their homes. She was a devout member of the Methodist church and her Christianity was not confined to attending church. In her every day living she reflected the Christ she loved and served. She retained her keen mental ability to the last, taking an active interest in current affairs. She was progressive and advanced with conditions around her. Hers was, indeed, a life rich and full of things worth while. Hold her, O Father, in Thine arms That she may henceforth be a messenger of love between our aching hears and Thee. Her funeral was held from the Methodist church in Wamego on Wednesday, March 13, 1935 at 2:30 o’clock by the pastor, Rev. Walter E. Fish, interment being in the family lot in the Wamego Cemetery. The surviving children were all present at the funeral. They are: Ed Cooper of Topeka; Mrs. T. R. Whittaker, Nebraska City, Nebr.; Harry Cooper of Seward, Nebr., Mr. J. T. Heatwole, Denver, Colo,; Mrs. R. H. West, of Oakley, Kansas; Mrs. Clarence Higenbotham, Central City, Nebr.; also F.W. Caldwell and daughter, Elizabeth of Garden City, Kansas. The pall bearers were: John Barr of Manhattan, Ben Duncan, Pleasant Run, Frank Odle, O.B. Larson, Harry Knostman, Ed Regnier of Wamego. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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COOPER, Samuel

Samuel Cooper died at the home of his son, Geo. R. Cooper, Myers Valley, on Sunday, March 22, 1896 at 4:20 p.m. after but a week's illness. It seems to have been a general breaking down of the system. He was 82 years of age December 22 last, having been born in Virginia 1814. [Family info says he was born in Germany rather than Virginia] Shortly before his death he requested that he be assisted to a chair, and asked that his grand-daughters sing a few old familiar hymns. When through he said, "that's so nice" which were his last words. Those present at his death were -- George R. Cooper and family, J.H. [John Henry] Cooper and family, Chas. Cooper and family from Abilene, Mrs. Catherine Pittenger, Mrs. Nancy Clary, and Mrs. Emma Bennet, being three of his daughters. Peter Noll, and Ed Harvey, nearby neighbors, were also at his bedside. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church above Myers Valley, Rev. Dennis of Westmoreland, officiating. The attendance was the largest ever seen in that community, over one hundred vehicles being in the procession. His remains were interred in the Jenkins cemetery on Wilson creek, near which the deceased located almost forty years ago. The bearers were Peter [missing], Robert Simpson, Charles Myers, [name missing], Mr. Sanburn and Mr. [missing]. He had been a resident of this county since 1856, with the exception of about fourteen years residence with his son, Charles, at Abilene. He was county assessor several years and sheriff of Pottawatomie County four years in the early sixties. He leaves four sons, George, [John] Henry, William and Charles; and three daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Pittenger, Mrs. Sneathern Clary and Mrs. Howard Bennett to mourn his death. Over sixty grandchildren, nearly all residents of Pottawatomie County, are his descendants. One son, William, resides in California. An honest man, a devoted parent, a whole-souled, big-hearted pioneer citizen of Pottawatomie County, without a known enemy, a man of great charity, whose death all mourn alike, for he was as a father to all who knew him, has gone to his long rest. He was loved and honored while among us, and he will be mourned a long time for the good deeds he has done. REMARKABLE FUNERAL Followed to the grave by Ninety-Nine Descendants. [Topeka (Kan.) Spe. St. Louis Republic] A remarkable funeral took place in Pottawatomie County on Sunday, when the body of Samuel Cooper, aged 82, was followed to a county graveyard by 99 descendants, besides husbands of his female descendants, and 100 or more neighbors. One son, William, of Los Angeles, Cal., and his wife and their descendants, 20 persons in all, were not present. Including daughters-in-law, and grand-daughters-in-law and sons-in-law and grandsons-in-law, the deceased is survived by nearly 100 descendants. He was born in Winchester, Va., and was a faithful Methodist. He died shouting and singing Methodist hymns. Submitted by: Jane
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COSGROVE (maiden name: Connaughton), Margaret

Mrs. Thos. Cosgrove died at her home on Cross Creek on Tuesday, Feb 14th, of peurpural fever; age, 39 years. She was born in Roscommon county Ireland. The remains were taken to Hoy Cross church Friday, where a solum (sic) high Mass was offered up for the repose of her soul. Her remains were then brought to St. Mary’s and interred in the Catholic cemetery. The STAR extends its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives. St. Mary’s Star February 23, 1888 page 3 Mr. Patsy Cooper and wife, of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Billings and Miss Kate Connaughton, of Topeka, attended the funeral of Mrs. Cosgrove. St. Mary’s Star February 23, 1888 page 3 Margaret Connaughton born about 1854 Annugh Beg, County Roscommon, Ireland and died 14 February 1888 at Cross Creek, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Margaret married Thomas Cosgrove before 1877. Source: Collected by Maureen Cullivan. Submitted by: Maureen Cullivan

COSGROVE, Thos.

Last week we published a short account of the death of Thos. Cosgrove, an old timer of this vicinity but owing to the lateness of the funeral we were unable to give the full particulars. Through the kindness of Mrs. P.H. McManus we have obtained a more complete obituary. Thos. Cosgrove was born May 12th, 1853 in the county of Wicklo (sic), Ireland and came to the United States when he was 13 years of age. He settled in St. Marys, and in three months after landing his father, mother, brother and sister died with the cholera. They were buried in the old college cemetery. Mr. Cosgrove married Margaret Conaughton (sic), June 1, 1873, and God blessed their union with eight children, who are Mrs. Herb Mulligan of Kansas City, John Cosgrove of Emmett, James Cosgrove, (deceased) Elizabeth Cosgrove, (died in infancy), Mrs. John Fortune of Denver, Delia Cosgrove of Emmett, Maggie of Denver and Mrs. John Devine of Kansas City. He also leaves one sister, Mrs James Mainey of Portland, Oregon. Mr. Cosgrove’s wife died Feb 14, 1888. The funeral services of Thos. Cosgrove took place Friday morning from the Catholic Church of Emmett and laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery beside his wife and two children. St Marys Star April 6, 1911 page 2 Source: Collected by Maureen Cullivan. Submitted by: Maureen Cullivan
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CRANDALL, Lois Mariah (Wade)

DIED – Tuesday evening, November 18 1889 – Mrs. L. M. Crandall, aged 60 years Deceased lived, when at home, at Wheeling, Iowa, but was here visiting her sister, Mrs. O. N. Detwiler. About ten days ago she went out to the Westmoreland farm to see some relatives, and the following Friday was suddenly stricken with illness, death ensuing as above. The remains were brought to Wamego for burial, and were held till Sunday to await the arrival of the only daughter, who was telegraph to at Toronto, Can, and who did not arrive till Saturday morning. Buried in lot owned by O. N. Detwiler lot No. 122Z at Wamego City Cemetery; no stone. Source: Wamego Tribune, Nov. 27, 1877 Submitrted by: Anna LeBlanc
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CROSBY, Frank

Frank Crosby Ex-Marshal Dies at His Work in Big Mine Frank Crosby, Once a Peace Officer Here, Left in 1923 for Job as Idaho Smelterman Frank Crosby, a marshal here from 1921-1923 and more recently a smelterman at Kellog (Kellogg), Idaho in the largest silver mine in the world, died there September 18, the victim of a stroke. The body, accompanied by the widow and a son, was brought her for burial Tuesday in Mt. Calvary cemetery beside the remains of four children. The ex-marshal was 64 years old and was born in 1876 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He served as peace officer here from 1921 to 1923. Prior to that time he operated a farm near Belvue, beginning in 1910. The family left for Idaho in 1923. Frank Crosby was married in 1910 to Mary McWilliams, a sister of the Rev. James McWilliams, S.J. now of St. Louis. The ceremony took place in the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Marys. He is survived by his widow and four children: James, Alexander and Joseph Crosby, and Mrs. Mary frances Davis of Kellog (kellogg): also a sister Mrs. John Zeller of St. Marys and 5 other sisters and brothers. Source: The St. Marys Star, September 26, 1940 Submitted by: Tammy Stuart
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CROSBY, William

WILLIAM CROSBY IS DEAD Old Resident of This City Passed Away Friday January 2nd. William Thomas Crosby was born on April 4,1833 at County Dinegall (Donegal), Ireland and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thresa Eagan, January 2, 1919 (should be 1920) at the age of 86. He came to this country with his parents when eight yers old locating in Boston, Mass. In 1879 he left St. Louis and came to this city where he has since made his home. He was married in 1859 to Miss Winifred King at St. Louis. Ten children were born to this union, eight of which survive. They are : Messrs, William, Hugh and Patrick Crosby of Anyox, B.C.: Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald of Kansas City: Frank Crosby, Mrs. Elizabeth Drury, Mrs. Catherine Zeller and Mrs. Thresa Eagan of this city. Mr. Crosby was very well known in this vicinity having spent his life as a farmer for the past thirty years and his death will be a source of much sorrow to his many friends. Funeral services took place at the Immaculate Conception Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after which the remains were laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. On Monday morning at eight fifteen Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was offered by Rev. Fr. McNieve S.J. Those from out of town present at the funeral were Mrs. T. Crosby, John Flannigan, and Mr. and Mrs. HognFitzgerald all of Kansas City. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Source: The St. Marys Star, January 8, 1920 Submitted by: Tammy Stuart
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CROSBY, Winifred

Winifred (KING) Crosby The relatives and neighbors of Mrs. Winifred Crosby, of Kaw, were shocked with surprise and sorrow on last Sunday morning when the message was sent out that this good Christian lady and pioneer resident of the Kaw Valley had been called by the Angel of Death to her eternal reward. She was 63 years of age and though ailing at times for many months, she had been seriously ill only a few days and death was the least thought of by her family. However suddenly the end came she passed away happily resigned to her Maker, confident that he good Christian life she had endeavered to live would be fully rewarded by Him who knows and does not forget those who live according to His holy teachings. Mrs. Crosby leaves a large family of grown up sons and aughters to mourn the loss of a devoted, loving mother and dearest friend. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock from the home and services for the departed atthe Immaculate Conception church, the remains will be laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. The family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their hours of sorrow. Source: The St. Marys Star, February 1908 Submitted by: Tammy Stuart
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CULLIVAN, Agnes (Mrs John Detrick)

Native of Belvue Dies Nov. 9 In Portland, Ore. Mrs. Agnes Detrick, Portland, Ore., a native of Belvue, died Nov. 9, after a long illness. She was born in the Belvue community and was a 1919 graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing. Survivors include her husband: John H. Detrick of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Eugenia Mulligan, Topeka; and Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Parma, Ida.; two brothers: P.J. Cullivan, Onaga; and C.G. Cullivan, St. Mary’s.Services and burial were held in Portland. Agnes Regina Culllivan Born 21 July 1884 Died 11 Nov 1959
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CULLIVAN, Anna (Mrs. John Burke)

DIES AT LOS ANGELES Death Claims Mrs. John Burke While On Wedding Tour. Died of Pneumonia The sad news of the death of Mrs. John Burke, formerly Miss Anna Cullivan, on Wednesday, October 22, reached relatives of this city last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John Burke were married October 8th and left for Los Angeles, Calif., for a short visit before going to their home in Blythe, Calif., and while there contracted pneumonia, which caused her death. The deceased, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cullivan, was born August 31, 1880 in Belvue, Kansas and made her home in that city all her life. She received her education at the rural school of Lost Creek after which she gave up many years of her time to teaching and is widely known as one of Pottawatomie County’s best teachers. Her kind and lovable disposition has won for her numerous devoted friends to whom her death is the source of deep sorrow and grief. The body was brought home to Belvue. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception Church Tuesday morning at nine o’clock. The remains were then laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her death two brothers: Corneilus and Patrick of Lost Creek, and three sisters, Miss Bessie Cullivan of Donnelly, Idaho, Miss Eugenia Cullivan attending school at Nazareth Academy, Concordia, Kansas, and Miss Agnes Cullivan of Lost Creek. To the relatives and friends we join in extending our deepest sympathy in their hour of grief. Anna Marie Cullivan Born 31 August 1880 in Belvue, Kansas Died 22 October 1919 in Los Angeles, California Source: Unknown Submitted by: Maureen Cullivan
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DAILEY, Abner Prentice

Abner Prentice Dailey Abner Prentice Dailey was born November 12, 1865 in Hamburg, Iowa, and passed away after a lingering illness [March 1, 1933], at the age of 67 years, 8 months, and 17 days. He was married to Melvina Cooper, December 21, 1892. To this union was born four children, Floretta died in May, 1917, at the age of 24 years. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and Guy Buford of Manhattan, Wayne Everett, Salina, and Robert Henry of Westmoreland; his sisters, Arvilla Sebring, Morrowville and Nannie Masters, Manhattan, Kansas. He was active in I.O.O.F. lodge and Workman lodge up to the time of his sickness. He had been in business in Westmoreland since 1901. Funeral services were held at the Westmoreland M.E. church at 2 p.m. Friday and were conducted by Rev. W.N. Smitheram. The very large number present was a fitting tribute to the high esteem in which Mr. Dailey was held by those that knew him. Burial was in the Westmoreland Cemetery. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - March 9, 1933 Submitted by: Jane
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DAILEY, Floretta

Floretta Dailey Miss Floretta Dailey passed away at her home in this city last Friday morning about 3 o'clock, after a lingering illness of over three months. Floretta Dailey was born on a farm four miles southeast of Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, on September 25, 1893. She graduated from the Westmoreland High School in 1913, afterwards teaching in the public schools here and also in Blue Rapids. She was taken sick at Blue Rapids on February 17, 1917, was taken to the Swedish Hospital in Kansas City some weeks later, and then brought home after submitting to an operation and treatment there, and passed away May 25, 1917, being 23 years and 8 months of age. She is survived by her father [Abner Prentice Dailey], mother [Melvina (Cooper) Dailey] and three brothers, Guy, Wayne and Robert, and numerous other relatives. She was united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Westmoreland in early childhood and ever remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.R. Ward of Centrailia, assisted by Rev. E.O. Raymond and Rev. Ira Griffin. Interment was made in the City cemetery. A beautiful solo was rendered at the services by Miss Winifred Challis, and several selections by a choir composed of Mrs. Walter Robson, Mrs. Fred I. Hall, Miss Challis, Mrs. W.J. Keyser, J.M. St. John, Dr. G.R. Loofbourrow, J.L. Hoover and J.C. Walker with Miss Winifred Hoover as accompanist. The pallbearers were W.E. Grutzmacher, F.E. Stelzner, Wesley Challis, Max Carley, Quinn Mark and Glenn Powell. The floral offerings sent to the family were many and beautiful. The passing of this young life is indeed a sad event. Flo was a patient sufferer during her long illness and stood up bravely until the last. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - May 31, 1917 Submitted by: Jane
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DAILEY, Guy Buford

Guy B. (Pete) Dailey, 88, died Wednesday morning at Meadowlark Hills Care Center. He was born June 12, 1895 in Pottawatomie County, Kan. and had been a longtime Manhattan resident. He operated a service station at the intersection of 4th and Humboldt until 1947, then served as a substitute rural mail carrier until his retirement. He was well known in the area for the refurbishing of antiques and furniture. He served in the 2nd Division Corps of Engineers during World War I and was decorated with the Silver Star. He was a charter member of Pierce-Keller Post American Legion, Manhattan, and was a member of 40 and 8 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 17, Odd Fellows Lodge No. 17, and First United Methodist Church. On Sept. 6, 1923 in Westmoreland, he married Fleda L. Kersey, she survives at Meadowlark Hills. Other survivors include two daughters, Ruth Alice Becker, Freeport Ill., and Betty Jean Brotherson, Kansas City, Kan., two brothers, Wayne Dailey, Salina and Robert Dailey, Westmoreland, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cowan Edwards Yorgensen Funeral Home with The Rev. Charles B. Bennett officiating . Interment will be in Wamego Cemetery with full Military honors. A memorial fund has been established for the First United Methodist Church, contributions may be left in care of the funeral home. Friends may call at any time. Source: "The Manhattan Mercury" - June 15, 1983 Submitted by: Richard
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DAILEY, Guy B.

Guy Buford "Pete" Dailey, 88, Manhattan, died Wednesday, June 15, 1983 at a Manhattan nursing home. He was born June 12, 1895 in Pottawatomie county, the son of A.P. [Abner Prentice] and Melvina Cooper Dailey. He spent his life in the Manhattan area. Mr. Dailey was a retired service station operator. He was a member of the First United Methodist church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Pearce-Keller Post No. 17 of the American Legion and La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaus Vaiture, all in Manhattan. He was married to Fleda Kersey September 6, 1923, at Westmoreland. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Alice Becker, Stockton, Ill., and Mrs. Betty Jean Brotherson, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Wayne Dailey, Salina, and Robert Dailey, Westmoreland; seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Services were held Friday, June 17, 1983 at Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral Home in Manhattan. Burial was in the Wamego City Cemetery. Memorial contribu- tions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan. Source: Unknown newspaper clipping Submitted by: Jane
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DAILEY, John

Sudden Death of John Dailey On Monday morning about 6:00 o'clock John Dailey, without a moment's warning, died of heart failure, which disease he had been afflicted with, for some years. He had been apparently in as good health as usual for some months and the evening before his death attended church. He was unable to sleep Sunday night and he and his wife had lain awake and talked nearly all night. They were chatting just a few minutes before he died. Mr. Dailey had a spell of coughing and soon Mrs. Dailey heard him gasp for breath. She spoke to him and received no reply. He died instantly. She called some near neighbors and the news spread rapidly over town. The funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. The sermon was preached by Elder W.H. Schumate, a former pastor of the deceased but now a resident of Eskridge, Wabaunsee County. A large number, especially from Mr. Dailey's old neighborhood in Union Township, attended the funeral. The remains were buried in the Westmoreland cemetery. John Dailey was born in Vermilion County, Illinois, June 24, 1835. He moved to Toledo, Illinois, where he married Margaret Ricker and the same year he and his wife moved to Kansas. In 1859 they moved to Iowa and in 1861 they moved back to Pottawatomie County, Kansas, where they have since resided. Mr. Dailey owned a farm southeast of Westmoreland but about two years ago he sold his farm and moved to town. He has always lived a devoted christian life and was a member of the Church of Christ. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dailey the following children: Charlotte D., Frances A., now Mrs. Sebring, George W., Abner P., John H., and Charles E. They have one adopted daughter, Nancy E., now Mrs. Rightmire. Mrs. Sebring, A.P., and Mrs. Rightmire are the only living children. Mrs. Dailey is nearly heartbroken on account of the loss of her husband and constant companion. She and other members of the family have the sympathy of all. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - January 15, 1903 Submitted by: Jane
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DAILEY, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Dailey Mrs. Margaret Dailey died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Arvilla Sebring, in Rossville, Friday, March 5 [1909]. The cause of death was paralysis, though she had not been in good health for some time. The body was brought to Westmoreland for burial and funeral services. The funeral was held at the home of the deceased in Westmoreland at 10:00 a.m. last Sunday. The service was conducted by Eldger G.W. Forrester and interment was in the Westmoreland cemetery. Mrs. Margaret Ricker Dailey was born near Nashville, Tennessee, February 26, 1835. She was married on February 26, 1859, to Mr. John Dailey in Toledo, Illinios. To Mr. and Mrs. Dailey were born six children, only two are living, A.P. Dailey of Westmoreland and Mrs. Arvilla Sebring of Rossville. Mr. and Mrs. Dailey moved to Kansas soon after their marriage, settling near America City. They moved to Iowa about 1862 and back to Kansas in 1875. Mrs. Dailey was a member of the Church of Christ of Westmoreland. She lived a constant christian life. She leaves many friends here. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - March 11, 1909 Submitted by: Jane
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DAILEY, Melvina (Cooper)

Melvina (Cooper) Dailey Melvina Dailey was born at Pleasant Run near Westmoreland, Kansas, September 1, 1871, and passed away at the Dechairo hospital in Westmoreland August 20, 1943, after a lingering illness. Many will remember her parents, J.H. and Delilah Cooper. She was united in marriage to Abner Prentice Dailey on December 21, 1892. To this union were born one daughter and three sons. The daughter, Floretta, preceded her mother in death May 25, 1917, and the husband March 1, 1933. Mrs. Dailey is survived by three sons, Guy B. Dailey, Manhattan, Kansas, Wayne E. Dailey, Salina, Kansas, and Robert H. Dailey, Westmoreland; a brother, Fred Cooper, of ElMonte, California, four sisters, Lorena Komin, Pittsburg, Kansas; Bertha Kennedy, Union Town, Pennsylvania; Maude Moore, Westmoreland, Kansas; and Cleo Hudson, of Coffeyville, Kansas. Melvina Dailey loved her home and her family, taking a special interest in her six grandchildren. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and while able, took an active part in church work. She especially enjoyed her membership in the women's groups. For years she was a member of the Rebecca lodge until that organization was finally disbanded. She was a member of the Royal Neighbor lodge at the time of her death and until recently took an active part in that organization. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Westmoreland, Kansas, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. A.L. Wright officiating. The pallbearers were Robert Knox, Rex Ford, Bert Hart, Erwin Hildenbrand, Lloyd Hope and Art Huber. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - August 26, 1943 Submitted by: Jane
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DETWILER, Della

(Detwiler) Thursday 4 October 1877, (KR): Died. At Wamego, September 30, 1877, after a long and painful illness, Della, youngest daughter of J. Q. Detwiler. The funeral services were at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternon, and were attended by a large congregatin of sypathizing friends. Mr. Detwiler did not reach home from Illinois until Monday evening, too late to see his daughter alive, or attend her remains to the grave. (Detwiler) Friday Morning 5 October 1877 (WT): In Memorium. Died at the residence of her parents in Wamego Kansas, September 29, 1877, of typhoid fever, Della M. Detwiler, aged 13 years and four months. When death brought the summons of God to this bright spirit the parting was the severest blow to all who knew her. A child in years, our Della was a woman in understanding and moved among her youthful companions as one revered and loved. Born to soothe distress and lighten care, a companion ever to her elders, lively as soft, and innocent as fair, blest with a sweet simplicity of thought, of winning speech, endearing, artless,kind, she seemed fitted for a long and useful life here, but - Buried in Wamego City Cemetery, Section B, #122 Listed as Delia May Detwiler Submitted by: Anna LeBlanc
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DIXON, Ava Rebecca

Ava Rebecca Corke died March 3, 1981, at Albany, Ore. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Corke was born February 23, 1888 at Laclede, the daughter of Jacob and Hannah Dixon. She grew up and was educated in Kansas where she taught for six years prior to her marriage to Henry Tell Corke on May 2, 1912 in Salina. The couple lived on a farm and operated a hatchery for many years before moving to Albany in 1937. She helped operate greenhouses in Albany for more than 21 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (June) Northey, Salem, and Mrs. Foy (Lera) McKinney, Albany; one brother, Leo Dixon, Blue Rapids; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Weiler, Hood River, Ore.; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Prudence, and her husband. Services were at 2 p.m. March 5 at the First Baptist Church in Albany, with burial in Willamette Memorial Park. Source: The Wamego Times - March 19, 1981 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON George Washington

George W. Dixon, 81, Wamego, died Saturday at a Wamego nursing home. He was born Sept. 1, 1897 in the Laclede community northwest of Wamego and lived in that community and Wamego all his life. Mr. Dixon had worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and later for Daylor Motors, Inc., as a maintenance man, and for Stewart Funeral Home, both at Wamego. He attended Jehovah's Witnesses meetings at Manhattan and was married to Irene Brooks in 1928 at Junction City. She died Feb. 26, 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Couchman, Fall River; a son, Howard Dixon, Wamego; two sisters, Mrs. Ava Corke, Albany, Ore., and Mrs. Grace Weiler, Hood River, Ore.; a brother, Leo Dixon, Blue Rapids; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Graveside services were Monday at Wamego Cemetery. Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Source: The Wamego Times - June 14, 1979 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Hannah

Mrs. Hannah Dixon Hannah Drake was born in Venton county, Ohio, October 17, 1857. She grew to young womanhood in the state of Ohio and at 20 years of age was united in marriage to Jacob Dixon, February 25, 1877. The Dixons came west to Kansas and located on a farm near where Laclede, Kansas, now is, on March 9, 1878. There they made their home until they moved to Wamego 20 years ago in 1912. The husband preceded his wife in death on April 26, 1916. Their home was blest with six boys and six girls. Three children, Susie, Ethel and Tobia L., have been claimed by death. The children who remain to mourn her passing, are: Mrs. Nannie Douglas, Emporia, Kansas; Mrs. Stella Welter, Westmoreland, Kansas; Ulysses Dixon, Zeandale, Kansas; Louis Dixon, Belvue, Kansas; Joe Dixon, Westmoreland, Kansas; Mrs. Alva Corke, Quinter, Kansas; Mrs. Grace Weiler, Wamego, Kansas; Leo and George, both of Wamego, Kansas. She is survived also by a sister, Mrs O.B. Foote of Topeka, Kansas, and a half brother, Joseph Drake, of Columbus Ohio. There are seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Last Monday she suffered a stroke of paralysis and the sunset of life came last Thursday morning, June 23. She had attained the age of 74 years, 9 months and 6 days. During her advancing years after a busy life, she opened her home to two of her grandchildren, Howard and Ruth who made their home with her for some time. Early in life she became a member of the United Brethern church, and on February 24, 1918, she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Wamego, during the pastorate of Rev. J. W. Clardy. She will be greatly missed not only by the family and relatives, but by many neighbors and friends. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. D. L. Patton, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. A. E. Retzer, pastor of the Baptist church, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was made in the Wamego city cemetery. In the death of Mrs. Dixon the community loses another of the pioneer mothers of the community, who was one of those who with the early settlers of that day underwent the hardships incident to the making of a home and giving to the community a splendid family of sons and daughters. For her many high qualities of womanhood and her doevotion to family and friends her memory will long be cherished. Source: The Wamego Times - June 30, 1932 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Irene

Mrs. Irene Dixon, 76, Wamego, died Friday at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born February 12, 1896 in Belvue. A son, Lillard, preceded her in death. She is survived by her widower, George of the home; daughter Mrs. Jean Tyler, Manhattan; step son Howard; step daughter Ruth; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grave side services at Wamego Cemetery were Monday. Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, was in charge of the services. Source: Wamego Times - March 4, 1971 Submitters note: This is the former Mrs. Thompson, nee Irene M. BROOKS, the second wife of George Washington DIXON Her grave marker shows that she was born in 1894. Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Jacob

An Old Soldier Passes Away Jacob Dixon died at his home in Wamego, April 26, 1916, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was born in Vinton County, Ohio, November 18, 1844, and was married to Miss Hannah Drake, February 25, 1877. To this union twelve children were born all of whom survive him except an infant son and a daughter, Ethel, who died in 1909. The living children are Minnie, Stella, Ulysses, Louis, Mrs. Grace Weller, Mrs. Ava Corke, Joe, Leo, George and Susie. Besides his wife he leaves one brother, Wm. Dixon, of Ray, Ohio. He served as a private in the civil war, enlisting in Company G. 73rd regiment of Ohio infantry, enlisting December 11, 1861, and was discharged December 31, 1864. He was active service in the war having been wounded three times, receiv- ing one of his wounds in the battle of Gettysburg. The family moved to Kansas in 1878 and has resided on a farm on Indian creek until about four years ago when on account of age and declining health they moved to Wamego. Mr. Dixon was a strong, moral man of upright and honest character. He bore his long and terrible suffering with remarkable patience and before passing away made his peace with God and prepared for eternal rest. The funeral services were held at the home in Wamego, conducted by Rev. J.W. Tanner, assisted by Rev. Clardy of the M.E. Church, of Wamego. The G.A.R. had charge of services at the grave. Interment was made in the Laclede cemetery. Source: The Wamego Reporter, May 4, 1916 Submitted by: Jane
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DIXON, Leo J.

Died June 21, 1982 WAMEGO - Leo J. Dixon, 87 of Rt. 2, Manhattan, died Monday at his home. He was born April 24, 1895 at Laclede and lived in the Wamego and Blue Rapids areas for many years before moving to Manhattan three years ago. He had been a farmer. He was married to Sophie Evans June 7, 1922, at Abilene, and she preceded him death Nov. 29, 1975. Survivors include a son, Melvin Dixon, Rt. 2; a sister, Mrs. Grace Weller, Hood River, Ore.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego, with the Rev. Charles Fisch officiating. Burial will be in the Wamego City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leo Dixon Memorial Fund, which will be designated later by relatives, and sent in care of the funeral home. Source: The Wamego Times, June 24, 1982 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Minnie Ethel

Minnie Ethel Dixon, fifth daughter of Jacob and Hannah Dixon was born Feb. 17, 1893, and died at the family home west of Laclede, Jan. 5, 1909. She is survived by father, mother, five brothers, Ulysses, Louis, Joe, Leo and Geo., and five sisters, Nannie, Estella, Grace, Ava and Susy. One brother being dead. Ethel was sick but a few days, but bore her terrible suffering with a marked degree of patience. J. W. Tanner conducted the services at the church Thursday, Jan. 7, after which she was laid to rest in the Laclede cemetery. Another hand is beckoning us, Another call is given; And glows once more with angel steps The path which reaches heaven. No paling of the check of bloom, Forewarned us of decay; No shadow from the silent land, Fell round our sister's way. Fold her, O Father, in thine arms, And let her henceforth be A messenger of love between Our human hearts and Thee. Source: "The Wamego Times", January 14, 1909 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Nancy Belle

DIXON, NANCY BELLE Mrs. Nannie Belle Douglass, 88, Wamego, died Saturday in Westmoreland hospital. She was born Nov. 26, 1877 in Vinton County, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Hannah Dixon. She moved to Kansas at an early age and had lived at Wamego since 1942. Earlier she lived at Emporia. She was a member of the Congregational Church at Emporia. She was married to Charles H. Douglass June 27, 1922. He died Jan. 18, 1937. Survivors include three brothers S. L. Dixon, Soldier, Leo Dixon, Blue Rapids, and George Dixon, Wamego; and two sisters, Mrs. John Weiler, Hood River, Ore., and Mrs H. T. Corke, Albany, Ore. Services were Wednesday at Stewart Funeral Home. Graveside services were Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery at Emporia. Source: "The Wamego Times", January 6, 1966 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Shedrick L.

Soldier - Shedrick L. Dixon, 84, rural Soldier, died Wednesday in his home. He had an apparent heart attack. Mr. Dixon was born July 24, 1883, near Wamego. He had lived on farm near Soldier 26 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Henry Carley, Emmett, Idaho; a son, Alfred L. Dixon, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Weiler, Hood River, Ore., and Mrs. Ava Corke, Albany, Ore,; two brothers, Leo Dixon, Blue Rapids, and George Dixon, Wamego; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Tessendorf Mortuary, Onaga. Burial will be in Wamego Cemetery. Source: Topeka Capital-Journal, April 5, 1968 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Stella May

Stella May Dixon, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Dixon, was born September 24, 1879, near Laclede, Kansas, and passed away at the hospital in Axtell, Kansas, June 11, 1958 at 4:15 p.m. She was married to William Welter September 23, 1931. He passed away April 1, 1946. Later she married James Thompson, who passed away January 18, 1958. She was an active member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Corning and gave freely of her time and support to the church. She leaves three brothers, Louis Dixon of Soldier, Kansas, Leo Dixon of Cleburne, Kansas, George Dixon of Wamego, Kansas; three sisters, Nannie Douglas of Wamego, Kansas, Grace Weiler of Hood River, Oregon, and Ava Corke of Albany, Oregon. Also a number of neices, nephews, cousins and a host of friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at the Stewart Funeral Chapel, Sunday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Thomas Ingle. Source: "The Wamego Times", June 19, 1958 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON, Susie Albertha

Susie Albertha Dixon was born in Center township, Pottawatomie county, Kansas, July 15, 1900 and died in Wamego, Kansas, June 6, 1923, aged 22 years, 10 months and 21 days. On August 31, 1921, she was united in marriage to Ronald S. Fowkes. During the brief time of their wedded life they made their home on a farm just west of Wamego. They were very happy together, and shared with each other the ideals of life and the journey together which they hoped might reach down through a long period of years. But is was not to be so. The young life so rich and beautiful in all its hopes and plans has been cut off, and we are left in the stillness and lonesomeness of it all to dream of that fair land where homes are never broken, and where loved ones meet to part no more. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Wamego, and lived a consecrated Christian life. During the years of 1920-22 she taught the Fourth grade in the Wamego school. As a teacher she was very successful, and many of the patrons of the school were sorry to lose her influence with the children as they passed through the grade which she taught. She was a quiet, lovable young woman, and the friends she made were true and lasting. Those who had the privilege to share her friendship were always lifted up by her influence. She made the world better wherever she moved in it. She was constructive and helpful in all things she attempted to do. All who knew her held her in the highest esteem because of these splendid qualities of usefulness and influence. With her, it was not a question of how long she might live, but how well she might do her duty every day. Her life has been a benediction and a blessing to all who knew her and to the community in which she lived. Besides her husband, she leaves her mother, five brothers, four sisters, other relatives, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely departure. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. I. B. Pruitt, pastor of the church. Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery at Wamego. The music was furnished by the choir of the Baptist church and was beautiful and comforting to the bereaved. Source: "The Westmoreland Recorder" - June 14, 1923 Submitted by: Richard
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DIXON. U. S.

U. S. Dixon is Dead Ulysses Sherman Dixon, 70, died April 26 in Manhattan. He was a farmer and lived near Zeandale. Survivors include the widow. Mr. Dixon was born March 23, 1881, in Pottawatomie county the son of Jacob and Hannah Dixon. Funeral services were Sunday at Stewart's Funeral home with the Rev. Gordon Coldsmith, Methodist pastor, in charge. Interment was in Wamego cemetery. Source: Wamego Times May 3, 1951 Submitted by: Richard
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DOMENY, Alzira May

Alzira May Domeny (Mrs. W. L. Hauldren), was born near Gillespieville, Ohio on May 2, 1882, and died at her home in St. George, Kansas on Monday, February 7, 1921, aged 38 years, 9 months and 5 days. On January 25, 1909 she was united in marriage to W. L. Hauldren. To this union three children were born, all of whom survive her. The are: Elanor aged nine, Minnie Bell aged seven, and William Lester aged five. The deceased came to Kansas with her parents when she was just a young girl, and has lived continuously in this community all her life. She was known and loved for her kind sympathetic disposition. She tried to carry her own burdens, and always listened with sympathy to the complaints of others. However, she was not exempt from the trials and burdens of life, and remarked a few days before her death, that one is not always as well as they look. Her untimely departure was a shock to her many friends, and the loss in the home is irreparable. She was not a member of any church, but had expressed her wish that she might be, and all who knew her will testify that she lived a good Christian life, and was rearing her children in the Christian faith. Besides her husband and children, she leaves her father, Mr. George Domeny, four sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Kersey, of Westmoreland, Kansas, Mrs. Mary Heckart, of Carbondale, Kansas, Mrs. Rosa D. Brock, of Wamego, Kansas and a brother, Oscar, of Wamego, Kansas. Her mother passed away on November 6, 1898. There are many other relatives and a host of friends who join with her loved ones in mourning her very sudden death. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Episcopal church in Wamego, Kansas, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, February 10, 1921, by the Rev. L. B. Pruitt, pastor of the church and burial was made in the family lot in the cemetery at Wamego, Kansas. Source: "The Wamego Times", February 11, 1921 Submitted by: Richard
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DOMENY, Cora Ellen

A little daughter of George Domeny was buried in the Laclede cemetery on Sunday the 14th, another victim of the sore throat. Source: Louisville Indicator, October 18, 1888 Submitted by: Jane
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DOMENY, Emza Ann Dixon

On Sunday, Nov. 6, 1898, death again entered our community and called away another one of our loved ones. Mrs. Emza Domeny, after a lingering illness of a year, of heart trouble, that baffled the skill of the best physicians of the county and Kansas City, and when informed that there was no hope, resigned patiently and trustingly committed all to Him that doeth all things well, and with her companion and children surrounding her bed, led in repeating the Lord's Prayer and song, "Take Me As I Am." In the death of Sister Domeny, there is left an aching void. None knew her but to love her. She was buried in the Laclede cemetery on Monday, Nov. 7, attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The funeral sermon was preached at the home by Rev. W.D. Hamilton of the Louisville M.E. church. She leaves, besides her husband, six children to mourn her death. Source: Wamego Times, November 11, 1898 Submitted by: Jane
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DOMENY, George Washington Brown

A SUDDEN DEATH George Domeny Stricken with Heart Failure Dies Tuesday Morning This community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of George Domeny, 79, at his home Tuesday morning. Mr. Domeny had gone to his garden and dug potatoes for dinner and then went out and was cutting the grass on the lawn, when, without warning, he was stricken with heart failure and died almost instantly. He had not been well for a few days but his condition was at no time considered serious. He probably became overheated and that with high blood pressure brought on the fatal attack. Well known and most highly respected, Mr. Domeny was one of the good citizens of Wamego for many years. Mr. Domeny was seventy-nine years old last April. The family came from Ohio in 1878 and first located at Onaga. Later he farmed near Laclede and Broderick and moved to Wamego in 1907 where he since resided. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Bert Kersey of California, Mrs. E.T. Heckart of Carbondale, Kans., Mrs. Fletcher Brock and Mrs. A.E. Owens of Wamego; also two brothers in distant states. The funeral will probably be held on Friday at the Methodist Church, although definite arrangements have not been made. The daughter from California is expected to be here for the funeral. Source: Wamego Times, July 14, 1932 George W.B. Domeny George Washington Brown Domeny was born April 27, 1853 at Ratliffburg in Vinton County, Ohio. November 1, 1874 he was united in marriage to Emza Ann Dixon. When he was 25 years of age he brought his family to Kansas, March 9, 1878. After living for six months in Kansas he returned to Ohio for several years and then came to Kansas to make it his home in 1886. This union was blest with eight children, four preceded him in death. The four living are Mrs. Bert [Rebecca Jane] Kersey of Coronado Calif.; Mrs. E.T. [Mary Annis] Heckart of Carbondale, Kans.; Mrs. Fletcher [Rose Dell] Brock and Mrs. Alva [Sarah Ethel] Owens, both of Wamego. His wife, Emza Ann died November 6, 1898. On October 14, 1900 he was united in marriage to Elma Ratclff at Cillespieville, Ohio and who survives him. To this union one son was born [Lloyd?], who preceded the father in death on Dec. 19, 1927. In 1905 the family moved to Wamego, where they have lived for the past 27 years. He is also survived by two brothers; John W. of Ray, Ohio; and Henry E. of Marland, Oklahoma. There are 26 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Wamego on profession of faith in Christ on February 7, 1909, during the ministry of Rev. Marvel. This sudden death which was a shock to everyone was caused by heart failure. He attained the age of 79 years, 3 months and 8 days. He was widely known and a highly respected citizen. He was a regular attendant at church. He will be missed and mourned by the family, relatives and a wide circle of friends and neighbors. The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, 1932 by his pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Patton, assisted by Rev. Retzer, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was made in the Wamego cemetery. Friends and relatives from a distance present at the funeral were H.E. Domeny, Marland, Okla., Mrs. Bert Kersey, Coronado, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Alda Denon and son, Clyde of Topeka; Mrs. E.T. Heckart, Carbondale, Mrs. David Dunkle, Carbondale, Mr. and Mrs. Delmas Heckart, Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Domeny, Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Masters, Manhattan, Mrs. Cecil Leeds, Manhattan, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dailey, Manhattan, and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Domeny, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fritzler and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Grutzmacher of Westmoreland. Source: Wamego Times, July 21, 1932 Submitted by: Jane
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DOMENY, John H.

John H. Domeny was born in Vinton County, Ohio, on August 19, 1875, and died at his late home in Pottawatomie county, Kansas, on September 25, 1918, aged 43 years, 1 month and 6 days. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1886 locating on a farm at Laclede, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Hauldren, November 6, 1901. He lived on the farm where he died, for the last ten years, proving himself a successful business man and a liberal and cheerful supporter of all that pertained to the best interests of the community. With a genial disposition, a liberal and generous heart, he won the love and esteem of many friends who regret his untimely and sudden death. He has been a member of the Modern Woodmen of Louisville for the last twenty years and a Past Grand member of the Rose Lodge, No. 122, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Louisville, Kansas, initiated August 5, 1905. With a due regard for the sacredness of the vows of this Order, he was faithful and ardent in the advocacy of its principles, exemplifying the triple elements friendship, love and truth in all his dealings with his fellow man. His mother having died November 6, 1898, he leaves to mourn his departure his grief-stricken wife and two sons; five sisters; his father, G.W. Domeny of Wamego; a step-mother and a half-brother, Oscar Domeny of Wamego. The sisters are, Mrs. Bert Kersey of Louisville, Mrs. E.T. Heckart of Carbondale, Mrs. Fletcher Brock of Wamego, Mrs. W.L. Hauldren of St. George, and Miss Sarah Domeny of Wamego. The funeral services took place in the Methodist church in Wamego, conducted by Rev. T.W. Henshaw, pastor of the Baptist church at Laclede, and the family's pastor, Rev. W.L. Martin of the Congregational church of Westmoreland, the Methodist pastor assisting. Louisville Lodge I.O.O.F. conducted the burial ceremony at the grave, participated in by representatives of the Wamego and Westmoreland lodges. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Wamego. Interment was made in the Wamego cemetery. Source: "The Wamego Times", September 17, 1918 Submitted by: Jane
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DOMENY, Sarah Ethel

Sarah E. Owens, 97, Wamego, died Friday, November 2, 1984, at a Wamego nursing home where she lived since 1972. She was born October 7, 1887, in the Broderick community near Laclede. Mrs. Owens was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Unity Rebekah Lodge, both at Wamego. She married Alva E. Owens November19, 1919, at Westmoreland. He died July 17, 1936. A son, George E. Owens, died January 31, 1961. Mrs. Owens is survived by one daughter, Cara Helen Peters, Monticello, Iowa; two sons, William B. Owens, Wamego, and Charles Owens, Cocoa, Fla.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 Monday at the Stewart Funeral Home. Burial was in Wamego City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Wamego. Source: The Wamego Times, November 8, 1984 Submitted by: Richard
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DOMENY, Thora Ollie

On the morning of July 7, 1890, of whooping cough, Thora, infant daughter of G. W. and M. E. Domeny, aged 11 months and 27 days. For many hours the angel of death hovered over the little sufferer, while the grief stricken parents watched with breathless anxiety at the bedside and prayed for relief. At last the messenger arrived and claimed its own, and in a moment mortality was swallowed up in life immortal. A bud has been plucked from the family tree to bloom in eternity. And while this sad blow falls with heavy weight upon the hearts of the doting parents, they mourn no as those who have no hope, for "of such is the kingdom of heaven made." Source: Onaga Herald, July 10, 1890 Submitted by: Jane
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DOUGLASS, Belle

Belle Douglass Is Dead at 88 Wamego - Mrs. Nannie Belle Douglass, 88, Wamego, died Saturday in a Westmoreland hospital. She was born Nov. 26, 1877 in Vinton County, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Hannah Dixon. She moved to Kansas at an early age and had lived at Wamego since 1942. Earlier she lived at Emporia. She was a member of the Congregational Church at Emporia. She was married to Charles H. Douglass June 27, 1922. He died Jan. 18, 1937. Survivors include three brothers, S. L. Dixon, Soldier, Leo Dixon, Blue Rapids, and George Dixon, Wamego; and two sisters, Mrs. John Weiler, Hood River, Ore., and Mrs. H. T. Corke, Albany, Ore. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stewart Funeral Home at Wamego. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery at Emporia. Source: Unknown, Saturday, Jan. 1, 1966 Submitted by: Richard
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DUNCAN, Charles Benson

Obituary C. B. Duncan Charles Benson Duncan, son of .E W. and Kesiah Duncan was born January 28, 1871, in Illinois and died very suddenly, October 19, 1938 at his home at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 22 days. ( part of newspaper clipping is missing, unable to determine given name) He came to Kansas with his parents at the age of two months and has lived continuously in this locality until his death. He was married July 12, 1900, to Margaret Wreath. Besides his wife he leaves 4 children to mourn his departure: George, Howard, Raymond and Charles. One son, Clyde Joseph, died in infancy. Also two sisters and two brothers survive him: Mrs. El Desta Harter of Olsburg; Mrs. Alice Siddens, Westmoreland; H. P. Duncan of Wamego and James B. Duncan of Howard’s Ridge, Missouri. From his early years he was at home in the religious life and became a member of the church, leading such a consistent life that he was epistle, read and known of all, and with his strong and worthy Christian life he maintained a sterling citizenship will rounded out in every good community enterprise. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Run church 2:30 p. m. Friday, October 21, burial in the Pleasant Run cemetery. Service were conducted by the Rev. O. U. McProud of Topeka, assisted by Rev. A. L. Wright, the local pastor. The Passing of Charles Benson Duncan The Little White Church, has lost a member, A member that was brave and true. A corner stone, was like to his liking, In this church, to manhood he grew. The country has lost a statesman A man that was plain in his view, Like a landmark, he will ever be missed. A host of friends, he drew. The family, has lost its master, In him was a guiding light, But his soul, will ever be shining. And guiding them all aright. All down through the ages, He served his church and country, true. We deeply mourn his passing . As he passes from our view. If the veil would only be opened, And we could see that celestial view, We would rejoice with all the departed, And with our brother, that has just passed through. (By a member of the Little White Church at Pleasant Run. Evalyn O’Daniel Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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EGGERS, Mary Caroline Sullivan

Tornado Torn. -- HAVOC AND DEATH, -- Wild Winds Friday, April 1 was the saddest day that ever dawned on Louisville township. Two homes that the day before were happy and prosperous were desolate. The calamity was unlooked for and came in a moment. People supposedly secure in their beds were in aninstant hurled to death. It commenced raining shortly after 10 o'clock on the evening of March 31. There were high winds and considerable thunder and lightening. Those who woke when the storm began had supposed that the danger was over as cyclones usually came in the van of the storm. Two hours passed and the rain continued to fall in torrents and a hurricane swept the land but not of sufficient force to destroy life or property. March died at midnight and April was born. Almost at that moment across the Kansas river from Wabaunsee county a terrible cyclone entered Pottawatomie county. It had wrecked houses and injured people before it reached the river. Its path was strewn with debris. It crossed about a mile below Wamego. It bounced frequently like a ball. Sometimes for amile it passed above the earth. Then when it struck it scooped holes in soil and everything in its track was doomed to destruction. Its force was irresistable. At Abe Giltner's farm on Rock Creek it did great damage but the house was left standing and no lives were lost. It bounded over Rock Creek and the timber adjacent on the north. When it struck the earth again it did its worst work in this county. Two miles east of Louisville and only a few rods north of the Rock Creek woods on one of H. D. Eggers' farms was a substantial frame house. There resided Albert W. Eggers (H. D. Eggers' son) and family, consisting of himself, wife and three children. Joseph Johnson a hired hand was in the house. As nearly as can be known all were asleep. Only one, of age sufficient to testify, lives to tell. It's difficult here to give the record. Data is confused and the pen falters. Albert W. Eggers woke in darkness and tempest, bruised, stunned, with a broken arm. His last recollection was sinking to peaceful sleep by the side of his loved wife in a secure home. Where was he? Tempest raged. Wild wind howled and torrents of rain drenched. Vivid lightening flashed and deafening thunder pealed. Recollection with him is confused, but he remembers finding somehow one of the children, the oldest, and carrying him to his wife, guided he doesn't remember how. He placed the child so that it would be sheltered by its mother and then himself, maimed as he was sheltered the woman and child against the pittiless storm. His brother resided less than a quarter of a mile from where he had lived. The tempest passed finally; as soon as he could discern objects he dragged himself to his brother's residence and secured assistance. Wife and oldest child were found. The noble and brave woman herself had sheltered her boy and saved his life. She died early in the day. The other children, Maud and Clarence were dead when found. They were about a quarter of a mile from where the house had stood. Joseph Johnson was found fully three eights of amile from the Eggers house. He was mangled beyond recognition. His skull was crushed, every bone in his legs was broken and through his body in several places had passed some kind of missiles. Outbuildings and an orchard were in the vicinity of the house. Every- thing was swept away. The house was torn to fragments. Articles known to have belonged there were found three miles away. Not a tree is left standing. Daylight saw utter desolation where sunset had left prosperity and peace. Less than two miles north of the Eggers' homestead lived Charles Taylor, wife and child. Their house was demolished. Though carried fully a quarter of a mile by the storm Mr. Taylor and wife were dropped within a few feet of each other...their child was found in the road nearer the house than them- selves. It was terribly wounded....The child was alive when found but died the next forenoon. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor though badly wounded will recover. The storm bounded across Adams Creek and swept over the hill north of that stream, luckily missing residences. The next house struck was that of James Sullivan, the storm had lost none of its force as it tore and rent and demolished everything, but happily none of the inmates of the house were seriously hurt. The house, a substantial structure vanished like a breath. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan were carried quite a distance on a featherbed and landed without injury and still on the bed. This was almost a miraculous escape. Barn and house went for Mr. Sullivan, making large damage. Albert W. Eggers and son (John) will recover. Mr. Eggers had an arm broken and was bruised and cut in a great many places. The boy's leg was broken, though it was not known for three days after the storm. Otherwise his injury was not serious. His mother, when dying protected him and beyond question saved his life. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor will survive.... The sun rose clear the next morning but the wind blew a great gale. In Louisville almost every property suffered more or less. It was scarcely safe until afternoon to walk the street. Flying missles made pedestrianism hazardous. It was the first of April when the news of the calamity in the near country reached Louisville. Many were incredulous believing the report an "April fool." They were soon disabused and the awful horror of the calamity made the succeeding days the saddest that Louisville has ever known. Joseph Johnson was buried Saturday forenoon. He was the son of William Johnson who is hopelessly crippled. He was mutilated beyond recognition. In the beautiful cemetery north of town he was laid away to sleep. Mrs. Albert W. Eggers and her two childen were buried side by side in one grave. The funeral took place on the afternoon of April 2--Saturday--from the residence of Louis Eggers. There was never a funeral in Pottawatomie county that had a larger attendance. The procession from the house to the cemetery was fully a mile in length. Rev. Conrad performed the services. Very appropriate and impressive were his remarks. In the vast audience few eyes were dry. A beautiful floral cross lay on Mrs. Eggers' casket, the tribute of her brother, John Sullivan, one of the prominent citizens of Kansas City, Mo. He was present at the funeral. They had been playmates (John and Mary) and the sorrow that was his when he took the last look at his beloved sister is too sacred for us to attempt to describe. There are depths of grief that baffle description. Mary Eggers was a daughter of P. Sullivan. The writer of this article was acquainted with her when she was a happy girl; he was present at her wedding, when she crowned one man's life with the greatest blessing that life holds-- a faithful, loving wife; he saw her in her coffin. Born here, she died here. In the beauty and bloom of womanhood and maternity, in an instant, she was made acquainted with the mystery that has thwarted and dwarfed ambition through all the ages; that is inscrutible. If purity and nobility of character avail after death (and what else should?) she abides where all is well. The Taylor infant (Grace) was buried Sunday forenoon. There was a large crowd at its funeral. A particularly sad feature of the accasion was that neither father nor mother was able to attend. But gentle hands, lovingly and tenderly laid it away to rest. Nevermore will storm disturb its sleep. There are a great many incidents in connection with the storm that would be worth recording, but we are hurried. We are not able to give the time to this issue of the TIMES that is usually devoted. We are called to the county seat. We have done the best we could under the circumstances. The direction of the storm was slightly east of north. The Taylor house was a quarter of a mile east of the Eggers house and about a mile and three quarters north. Mrs. Eggers was 26 years of age last December. John Eggers (who survives) is five years of age. Maud Eggers (dead) was four years old. Clarence Eggers (dead) was 10 months old. Grace Taylor (dead) was 11 months old. The physicians in attendance were Drs. Smith, Brill and Millard. The following is a partial report of the storm in Wabaunsee county: A house near Wabaunsee was blown into the Kansas river. The only arm of he occupant was broken. A tenement house on J. T. Gann's farm, just below Wamego, occupied by a man named Fulmer, was blown to atoms, while he became lost and after wandering around an hour or more without clothing finally came to Mr. Bank's home, where he was given shelter. His mother's shoulder was broken and his wife received injuries. Source: The POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY TIMES, 8 April 1892. Submitted by: Jane Jurik
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FIELDS, ELLERSON

Obituary of Ellerson FIELDS 1820 - 1890 Source: "The Onaga Herald" (weekly), Onaga, Pottawatomie Co., KS Thursday, May 29, 1890, Page 3, Column 4 Fields. - At the residence of his son, between Onaga and Havensville, on May 23, 1890, Elerson Fields Mr Fields was born in the state of Tennessee, in 1820, came to Kansas 21 years ago. Was out of health 5 years. He leaves a wife, seven sons and two daughters. Copied as written by C. W. Fields Submitted by: Aletha Fields
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FIELDS, Mary Ann Diehl

Obituary of Mary Ann Diehl FIELDS 1821-1912 Mary Ann Diehl was born November 15, 1821 in Columbia (sic) County Indiana and departed this life April 22nd, 1912 at the home of her son, J. W. Fields, just east of Onaga. Age 90 years, 6 months, and 7 days. On March 29th, 1840, she was united in marriage to Elerson Fields, who died May 22nd 1890. To this union were born fourteen children, three of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Taylor Basinger and Mrs Archie Abott preceded their mother some years ago. The surviving children are Hiram, Leander, Eli, Eph and Charles of Oklahoma, John, Lewis and Mrs. Minerva Jontra of Onaga, and Mrs. Mattie Bateman of Havensville. She leaves two sisters in Indiana, a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn her death. She moved with her husband to Kansas in 1868 where she lived till death claimed her. She was stricken with paralysis last November and has been practically helpless ever since until the final stroke came. She united with the (Illegible on fold) fifty years ago and afterwards joined the Christian church of Havensville. For half a century she served her Master fearlessly and faithfully, marching down lifes pathway strewn with thorns and roses, walking the straight and narrow way until she had finished her course and with joy went to meet her Master. While friends and loved ones mourn her loss their loss was her gain, for she is freed from all the pain, woe, and sufferings of this life and gone where all these are obliterated. While it is natural that our hearts are rent with sorrow, aches and sufferings, yet we feel rejoiced to know that she is free from all the earthly toil and care. “O life, O death, O world, O time, O grave, where all things flow, ‘Tis yours to make our lot sublime, With your great weight of woe. Though sharpest anguish hearts may (sic) Thoagh (sic) bosoms torn may be: Yet suffering is a holy thing: Without it what were we? Source ; Publication unknown. Copied as written by C.W. Fields Submitted by: Aletha Fields
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FINAN, John

John Finan Dead John Finan died at the home of his father northwest of town Nov 9. The deceased was well and favorably known here. He has many friends who extend sympathy to his relatives. He was buried in the Blaine Catholic Cemetery. Father P. J. Smith officated at the church and the grave. ADDITIONAL INFO added: John Finan was born January 20, 1873. Source; Publication unknown. Section "County Correspondence" Submitted by: Barbara Cottingham or bcotting@pcbell.net
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FINK, Jasper William

William Jasper Fink William Jasper Fink, 87, early Kansas pioneer, died at his home, 720 Lincoln. Saturday. He was born November 13, 1858, in Plymouth, Ind., and came to Kansas when a boy with his parents. He lived on a farm in Pottawatomie county until a young man when he moved to Manhattan and in 1927 he moved to Topeka. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges of Manhattan. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rose Fink; three sons, Ray, Home (this is how it is printed) and Guy Fink of Topeka; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Morton of Topeka and Mrs. Opal Haas of Los Angeles; five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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FLESHER, Bernadette Richie LEVETT

On August 3, 2001, at age 89, Bernadette Richie LEVETT FLESHER passed from this life. Born Oct 4, 1911, in Topeka, she was the last child to be born in her family, and the last surviving child of Seymour Horatio LEVETT and Susan May GLASGOW LEVETT. Many of Bernadette's relatives, including her parents, are buried at Valley View Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co. Bernadette had a plot there and a stone was erected for her, with her maiden name on it, by her parents many years ago. However, Bernadette was moved to Milan TN, in Gibson Co. in 1974, by me and my husband, Gary O. FLESHER, who was her only child, and we decided to bury her here, since most of her family in KS was gone, except for some nieces and nephews. She was buried August 5, 2001 at Gibson Memory Gardens, Humboldt, Gibson, TN. . Besides us, she is survived by 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ, Milan. Source: Unknown Submitted by: Virginia Flesher
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FLOERSCH, Carl E.

Manhattan Banker Dies on Golf Course Former Resident of Flush and St. Marys Carl E. Floersch, 55, a former resident of this county and one of Manhattan’s leading citizens, died suddenly at 3:40 o’clock Sunday on the Manhattan Country club golf course. As president of the Union National Bank of Manhattan for the past 21 years and as an active member in many other business and civic organizations, he had long been an outstanding leader in the city. In Manhattan, Mr. Floersch was a member of the Catholic church, Knights of Columbus and the Rotary club, and had been a member of the Chamber of Commerce ever since its organization in 1918. For the past 15 years he has been its treasurer. Mr. Floersch held numerous other posts in clubs and civic organization. Only a few weeks ago he was elected president of the Kansas Bankers’ Association at the state meeting in Topeka. Sunday afternoon he was playing in a golf foursome of prominent Manhattan men that had played together for years. Soon after teeing off on the back nine Mr. Floersch complained of his side hurting and after three holes he said he preferred not to play any more, but would walk around with them. As the men reached the 14th hole he sat down and in a few minutes collapsed, never regaining consciousness, and apparently died in about 15 minutes. Death was caused by coronary occlusion. Mr. Floersch was born December 20, 1887, in the Flush community. He lived with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Floersch, on the family farm and attended school at St. Marys until he was about 18 years old. At that time he moved to Manhattan and began work in the Union National Bank with whom he was associated until his death. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Seven Dolors church in Manhattan. Mcgr. A. J. Luckey officiated. Prayers were said at the Conroy funeral home Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock with the Knights of Columbus in charge. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery. Surviving him in addition to his widow is a daughter, Mrs. Rodney Chapman of Huntington Park, Calif.; a son Robert, of the home; six brothers, Anthony F. of Flush, Alphonse J. of Albuquerque, N.M., Paul of Omaha, Dr. Eugene B. of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Lieut. Leo M. serving with the U.S. army in Omaha, Nebr. And Ignatius H. also living in Omaha, Sister Mary Catherine, and Sister Frances, both of Leavenworth. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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GAGER, Emma Wade

Mrs. Emma Gager died, on March 11, 1898. She leaves a husband and six children. The children have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. C. A. Baker, at the Adams Peak school house. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral services, after which the remains were interred in the Adams Peak cemetery. She was a member of the Free Baptist church, at Fostoria. Source: Westmoreland Reporter, Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas March 17, 1898 page 8 Submitted by: Patricia Riebel
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GARD, Lydia M.

MRS. LYDIA M. GARD DEAD Mrs. Lydia M. Gard died at her home in Morrison, Oklahoma, Friday, June 17, 1932, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 11 days. She and her husband were early residents of the vicinity of Westmoreland. Lydia M. Thomison was born April 9, 1861 in Louisa county Iowa, and came to Kansas in childhood. She was married to Charles E. Gard, October 11, 1881 at Westmoreland. Her husband departed this life in the year of 1903. To this union were born six sons. One died in infancy. Living sons are Clyde W., Lot G., James B., William G., and Sydney E. She moved from Kansas to Morrison, Oklahoma, in 1910, where she spent the rest of her life. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary Belle Tibbetts of Westmoreland, Mrs. Alice Maxwell of Norman, Oklahoma and Rev. Howard Thomison of Cleveland, Oklahoma; also six grandchildren, several nephews and neices and a host of friends are left to mourn the loss of their loved one. The body was brought to Westmoreland for funeral services and burial. Services were held at the M. E. church at Westmoreland and were conducted by Rev. W. M. Smitheram, past of the church. Burial was beside the body of her husband in the Westmoreland cemetery. Those from a distance attending the funeral were sons, Lot G., and James B., and Mrs. Rachel Mack, a sister of the deceased, of Topeka. Mrs. Mary Gard, a sister, came up from Salina where she was visiting, to attend the funeral. CARD OF THANKS We desire to thank those who assisted us in the burial services of our mother and sister, Mrs. Lydia Gard. Our old Pleasant Run and Westmoreland friends were most thoughtful and kind to us. We appreciate the many flowers in rememberance of our mother. GARD Brothers. Mrs. Belle Tibbetts. Source: Westmoreland Recorder - Thursday, June 23, 1932. Submitted by: John Matrow
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GARD, Mary

Died March 4, 1886, at her home one and a half miles west of this city, of consumption, Mrs. Mary Gard, wife of our esteemed citizen, Uncle David Gard. Mrs. Gard has been a suffer for many years - and during all that time showed only meekness and patience - knowing full well, that at the appointed time her Creator would call her to her last long rest, and that all was well. For had she not been a consistant, conscientious christian? Yes; a member of the M. E. church for more than fifty years. Mrs. Gard was born in Indiana, Dec. 16, 1821, and at the time of her death was over 64 years old. She was married to Mr. Gard, at Galena, Ill., in 1836, the fruits of the union bring nine children - six of whom, Lot M., William U., Chas., Rebecca Duncan, Mary J. Spaulding and Rachel Mack, still survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Gard were among the pioneers of Kansas, having located in Pottawatomie county, in the year 1857, and during that time suffered privations, and endured many of the hardships of pioneer life, that a home might be established, for themselves and family. During this long residence, Mrs. G has made acquaintances far and near who will be pained indeed to know of her death. Sometime prior to her death, she chose the following, as the text from which her funeral sermon should be preached, "But the Lord shall endure forever; He hath prepared his throne for judgment." Ps. xi:7. She also requested that that beautiful hymn - 'What a friend we have in Jesus,' be sung, and that her friend, Rev. W. H. Brown conduct the funeral services. Her requests were fully carried out. The remains, on Saturday last, were followed to their final resting place, in Westmoreland cemetary by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Source: Westmoreland Recorder Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, March 11, 1886 - Reel 507
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GLOVER, Mrs. Henry

{Note: niece to Johanna Tieking} Christina Matilda Blenn was born June 14, 1895, near Westmoreland, Kansas, and departed this life on June 17, 1943, at her home in Wamego, Kansas, at the age of 48 years. December 16, 1923, she was united in marriage to Henry Glover. To this union two children were born, Ray Gene, of the home, and Maxine, who died in infancy. She was an active member of the Methodist church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and, also, the Red Cross. She was always ready and willing to do her part wherever needed. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Henry Glover, and their son Ray Gene, of Wamego; her father, William Blenn, of Pomona, Calif; six brothers, Herman of Plattesville, CO; William of Westmoreland, Kan.; Louis, of San Bernardino, Calif.; Donald of Topeka, Kan.; Charles, and James, of the United States Army; four sisters, Hanna Samuelson, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Elsie Blenn, of Pomona, Calif.; Esther Bohnsack of Yuba City, Calif.; and Lena McIntosh, of San Bernardino, Calif. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Wamego Methodist church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. H. T. Vigour. Burial was in the Wamego cemetery. ------------------- Wm. Blenn of Pomona, Calif., Mrs. Esther Bohnsack of Yuba City, Calif.; Louis Blenn of San Bernardino, Calif.; and Mr. And Mrs. Herman Blenn of Plattteville, Colo., came to attend the funeral. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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GROBBE, Hendrick Siebrund

GROBBE, HENDRICK SIEBRUND Hendrick Siebrund Grobbe was born January 3, 1865 in the country of Holland. He came to America in 1883. He worked as a farm hand until 1890 when he bought a farm on Indian Creek, near Laclede. On March 2, 1897 he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Ladwig. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Grobbe lived on their farm until 1929 when they moved to Wamego, which has since been their home. After an illness of one year or more Mr. Grobbe passed away at his home June 9, 1940 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Misamore of Westmoreland; one son, Arthur H. of Topeka; one grandson and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, June 11, at the Stewart Funeral Home, with Rev. J. G. Brinkmann of Zion Lutheran Church in charge. Burial was in the Laclede Cemetery. Source: Unknown - Henrick Siebrand Grobbe died 20 June 1940 Submitted by: R. Gotte
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HALL, Thomas D.

Thomas D. Hall born June 27, 1819 and Died on August 11, 1908. His obituary is online at: http://www.geocities.com/rayhall_2000/thallobit.html Original Source of Obituary: Olsburg Gazette, date unknown. Submitted by: Ray Hall
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HAMM, Rev. M. G.

Rev. M.G. Hamm Dies The Rev. M. Grant Hamm, 91, retired Methodist minister and a member of a pioneer Jackson county family, died Tuesday in Holton. He was born February 15, 1864, at Holton and spent most of his life in Jackson county. He was a former minister of the Westmoreland charge. He is survived by a son, Merrill Hamm, Prescott, Ariz., two daughters, Mrs. Robert Armstrong, Holton, and Mrs. Lester Pool, Oklahoma City, Okla., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be in Holton at two o’clock today. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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HART, Harry Sr.

Harry Lair Hart, Sr., 94, Westmoreland, died Thursday [November 10, 1977] at Westmoreland hospital. He was born May 30, 1883 in Circleville and lived most of his life in Westmoreland except from 1908 to 1920 when he lived in Washington D.C. He attended Georgetown University where he earned a law degree. He was a lawyer and abstractor until he retired. Mr. Hart was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 257, AF & AM, Veritas Chapter No. 109, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Post No. 186, all at Westmoreland, and a former member of the Pottawatomie Bar Association. He is survived by three sons, Tom Hart, Westmoreland, Don Hart, Aurora, Co., and Harry Hart Jr., Lawrence; two daughters, Helen Hart, Ironwood, Mich., and Mary Broadfoot, Holton; two brothers, W.B. Hart, Westmoreland, and J.B. Hart, Topeka; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday [November 12, 1977] at Westmoreland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Westmoreland City Cemetery. Mr. Hart will lie in state until 9 p.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, and from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, after which the casket will be closed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland United Methodist Church or the Westy Care Home and sent in care of Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland. Source: Westmoreland Recorder or Manhattan Mercury Additional info: Mr. Hart was married to Bernice May Heath on June 22, 1910. She predeceased him on June 16, 1964. Mr. Hart was a descendant of John Hart of New Jersey, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Submitted by: Ardie Grimes
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HEATH, Frances E.

Mrs. Frances E. Heath Dead On January 27, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Hart, in this city, with whom she resided for the past five years, Mrs. Frances Eliza Heath passed away. Frances Eliza Newmaker was born in Mercer [County], Pennsylvania on April 15, 1852. At an early age she gave her heart to the master and united with the Baptist church, retaining her membership until her death, but gladly working in all organizations for good wherever she lived. On January 1, 1869, she was united in marriage with Jerome J. Heath, and with came to Kansas forty-seven years ago with two children. They located near Adams Peak in the county where four more children were born. Mrs. Heath met the privations and joys of life common to the early settlers and in that great company of pioneers there was no woman who gave more freely of her time and talents than the deceased. She was a woman of culture and refinement. The kind we boast as true American women, and aided in all movements to make men and women better and happier. She met the sorrows of life nobly and gave comfort and cheer and encouragement to all she met. Her husband, and infant child [Grace Fay, buried in Adams Peak Cemetery] and two sons, Charles Heath and Earl Heath preceded her to the other world. For such characters as Mrs. Heath we believe that the other world will hold few surprises for her faith was ever sure and certain. She leaves surviving her a son, Jerome A. Heath, of Harrison, Arkansas; and two daughters, Mrs. E.M. [Sylvia L. "Louie"] White of Olsburg, Kansas, and Mrs. H. L. [Bernice] Hart of Westmoreland, Kansas, a number of children and grandchildren and a great circle of loving and admiring friends. The funeral services were held at nine a.m. Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. Heath's daughter, Mrs. H.L. Hart, where she had been living for some years. The services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Burdette, pastor of the M.E. church. The body was taken to Ottawa for burial and was accompanied by H.L. Hart and family, Rev. Burdette, Mrs. E.C. Cree, Mrs. Fred Grutzmacher and Cleve Zabel. The services at the cemetery were conducted by Dr. A.W. Elliott, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Ottawa, Mrs. Heath being a member of that church. Dr. Elliot was her pastor while she lived in Ottawa. Card of Thanks To the friends who brought cheer during the months of illness of our mother, Mrs. Frances E. Heath, and to those who so kindly helped or offered to help during the last dew days, we extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. J.A. Heath, Mrs. E.M. White, Mrs. H.L. Hart. Source: Westmoreland Recorder, 03 Feb 1927, p. 1 Submitted by: Submitted by: Ardie Grimes
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HEATH, Jerome J.

Death of a Worthy Ottawa Citizen Occurred This Morning The death of Mr. Jerome J. Heath occurred at the family residence, 622 Sycamore, this forming at 5:30 o'clock. Mr. Heath has been in failing health for several months and the end was not unexpected by his friends. The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, his pastor, W. A. Elliott, officiating. Jerome J. Heath was born in Andover, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1845. At the age of 24 he removed from Ohio and took up his residence in Pennsylvania, near Oil City. Here he was married to Frances Nunemaker. To this union were born six children, five of who are living and all of whom were in attendance at the father's death: Mrs. E.M. White, Olsburg, Kansas; Chas. C., Conneaut, Ohio; Jerome A. and Earl Heath, Argentine, Kansas and Bernice, a student in the university. Mr. Heath came to Kansas with his family in 1880, settling near Fostoria. While yet in his teens he was converted and united with the Baptist church in Richmond, Ohio, and on arriving in Kansas he identified himself with the Baptist church in Fostoria. He has always been active in christian work and held a prominent place in the work of the church. He held the position of church clerk, Sunday school superintendent and chorister in his home church, and on removing to Westmoreland he continued to be leader. Some nine years ago the family removed to Ottawa, where they have since lived. He has been a constant attendant of the First Baptist Church of this city. He was a man of most exemplary life, strong faith, kind and considerate in his home and a neighbor who had the respect of those who knew him. In his long illness when he was shut up with pain he was patient and bore with fortitude his sufferings. He was the kind of a man whose life leaves the world richer and better because of his living in it. He died Tuesday morning, February 11th, calmly and trustfully. He fell asleep peacefully to wake in that "fair morn of morns." The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the mourning family. Source: "The Evening Herald", Ottawa, Kansas, Tuesday, 11 Feb. 1908, p.1 Submitted by: Ardie Grimes [J.J. Heath was also survived by his brother-in-law, Esquire L. Morse of Westmoreland. The cause of death was consumption.]
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HEISLER, Henry F.

H.F. HEISLER SUCCUMBS TO AN ATTACK Well-Known Citizen Is Dead In Kansas Funeral, Tuesday Native of Pennsylvania; Was Successful Fruit Grower In Kansas A message that saddened the entire Winter Haven community was received, Sunday afternoon, stating that HENRY F. HEISLER, for sixteen years a winter resident of this city, had passed away suddenly from an attack of heart failure at 10 o’clock yesterday morning. Death occurred at Mr. Heisler’s home in St. Mary’s, Ks. Mr. And Mrs. Heisler left Winter Haven early in May to spend the summer season at St. Mary’s. At that time Mr. Heisler seemed to be enjoying his usual excellent health, and no intimation had been received at any time concerning the state of his health, which has led to the supposition that the attack was sudden. Heisler was born in POTTSVILLE, Penn., about 1853, the son of Rev. Dr. J. Heisler, a prominent Lutheran minister of that city. Later he moved with his family to MIFFLINBURG, Union Co., Penn., from which town he moved, while still a young man, to Kansas. He settled at St. Mary’s about 40 years ago, where he engaged in farming and fruit raising. In recent years he owned one of the largest apple orchards in the state and a large farm in the well-known “Kansas bottoms.” He also became prominent in local offices of the county and served as postmaster of St. Mary’s for two terms. Mr. Heisler came to Florida in 1910 and bought his present find Grove property on Lake Ruby, 7 miles southeast of the city. Mr. Heisler is survived by his widow, and one son, Paul K., of St. Mary’s. The funeral will be held from the late home, Tuesday, June 22, And interment will be made at St. Mary’s. (note: no date was found with this obituary – guestimate would be about 1926) Source: Unknown Submitted by: Verna Bice
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HETZLER, William

On Friday, March 4th, an old settler, Mr. William Hetzler, passed away. Mr. Hetzler was born at Muenden, Waldeck, Germany on February 14, 1844, the son of Conrad and Wilhelmine Hetzler. He was reared in the Lutheran faith. On January 8, 1867, he was united in marriage with Mary Kamm, who preceded him in death 2 years ago. His marrige was blessed with three sons and three daughters, all of whom are still living. They are: Wm. Hetzler of Onaga; Henry Hetzler of Wheaton ; Mrs. Mary Knipp and Mrs. Whilhelmine Figge of Onaga, Fred Hetzler of Wheaton; and Mrs Linn Doering of Loveland, Colo. Mr. Hetzler came to this country in 1887, settling on his present homestead, where he passed away of heart failure, at the home of his son Fred, where he had been making his residence, Mr. Hetzler was a quiet christian gentlemen, highly respected by all who knew him. He was one of the founders of St. Lukes church, which stands on a corner of his homestead, and of which he has been a faithful member until his death. He died at the age of 83 years and 19 days. Funeral sevices were conducted Sunday, March 6, by his pastor Rev. H. Schmidt, and interment was made at the Lutheran cemetary of this church. Besides his six chikdren, Mr. Hetzler leaves twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his departure, The pallbearers at the funeral were August Stelter, Ernest and Richard Bosse, Wm. Schwandt, Otto and Edward Teske. NOTE: This was my great-great grandfather. Henry Hetzler (his son) was my great grandfather. Source: Onaga Herald, March 10, 1927 Submitted by: Mary Strotkamp
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IMMENSCHUH, Philip

Philip Immenschuh Philip Immenschuh was born December 8, 1882, to Philip and Gertrude Immenschuh of Flush, Kan., and passed away February 7, 1955 at Westmoreland. He was married to Beulah Whitehurst January 3, 1910. To this union seven children were born, of whom six survive: Mrs. Arleen Straub, Mrs. Marjorie Siebert, Mrs. Mildred Sester of Wamego, Mrs. Naomi Sutterlin, Westmoreland, Sgt. Philip Immenschuh, Ft. Lewis, Wash., and Philmon Immenschuh of Nebraska; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife and oldest son, Arthur, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were held at the St. Joseph Church, and burial was at the Flush cemetery Friday, February 11, 1955. Source: Collected by my gggrandmother, Johanna Tieking and her daughter. Submitted by: Bev Bird
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