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Amy
Baker
Banning
Barrett
Beth
Beth
Billings
Bingham
Bishop
Blagg
Blair
Blair
Blair
Blue
Bolling
Booth
Boring
Boyd
Brimhall
Brittingham
Britton
Brown
Brown
Buchanan
Burcham
Carter
Carter
Casteel
Clark
Clayton
Coffin
Collins
Collins
Cook
Cullison
Cullison
Dearing
DeAtley
Edmonds
Evans
Galloway
Gates
Geary
Girten
Gleason
Graham
Green
Greenlough
Gross
Gross
Hackett
Hackett
Hackett
Hackett
Hackett
Hackett
Hale
Hall
Hay
Heffley
Hereford
Higgins
Hill
Hixson
Hooker
Howard
Howell
Huggins
Huggins
Huggins
Iliff
Irvin
Janeway
Johnson
Johnston
Johnston
Jones
Judd
Keyes
Knight
Knight
Lapsley
Lapsley
Laulerman
Leitch
Lewis
Lowe
Mahurin
Manges
Marsh
McCurdy
McGaffie
McGrew
McGuire
McGuire
McGuire
McGuire
McGuire
McIlvane
McIntire
McKay
McNeilan
Miller
Moffett
Moore
Moran
Mosier
Murphy
Mylus
Ogle
Olford
Orr
Osborn
Osborn
Patterson
Pflug
Post
Proctor
Quirk
Rader
Reagan
Rhodes
Rodgers
Roy
Rutherford
Salyar
Seaman
Shaffer
Shaffer
Sharp
Shipman
Simpson
Simpson
Sise
Sise
Smith
Smith
Smith
Somers
Squier
Stevens
Stewart
Stewart
Stone
Stone
Stone
Stone
Stone
Taylor
Taylor
Taylor
Tippie
Torrey
Vann
Waddle
Walker
Wallace
Ware
Waters
West
West
Whitehead
Williams
Wilson
Wilson
Witt
Witt
Wood
Woodhouse
Woolery
Workman
Wright

Fulton Independent
January 1891 through December 1891

Bourbon County’s Fulton Independent was a weekly newspaper. The first issue, dated August 8, 1884, was published on a Friday; beginning August 30, 1884, issues were published on Saturdays. A. W. Felter was Editor/Publisher. These extracts have been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Bisson (thebissons@worldnet.att.net)

Fulton Independent

Jan 2, 1891, pg 2

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Died: At the family residence in this city Friday afternoon, Dec. 26th, of measles, Lola, daughter of Joseph and Dora West, aged seven years. The funeral took place at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, Rev. J. E. Whitehead officiating.

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Married: From the Blue Mound Sun - We notice by the Fulton Independent that Miss Addie Blair, whom it will be remember gave painting lessons in Blue Mound during the fall of 1888, was married at the Tremont House, Ft. Scott, Wednesday, Dec. 17th, to Carroll Shaffer, of Fulton. Mr. Shaffer is a prosperous young farmer living near Fulton.

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Died: We are sorry to announce the death of Carrie Sise, the eleven-year-old daughter to our neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sise. [Glendale news]

Jan 9, 1891

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Died: Mrs. William Lapsley died at her home east of this city at 7 o’clock Monday evening, [Jan] 5th, aged about 40 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday and the interment was made at Fairview cemetery.

Died: On Sunday night, January 2d after a lingering illness, Mrs. A. M. Ware, wife of H. B. Ware and mother of Hon. E. F. Ware, died at the family residence 218 South Eddy street. The deceased was a devout member of the Congregational church for many years and became endeared to all her acquaintances and friends by her highly Christian life and example. Until disease wasted her physical strength she was untiring in administering to the wants of humanity and the exercise of her religion. Hon. E. F. Ware is the only survivor of a family of several sons and daughters. (Ft. Scott Monitor)

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Married: At the residence of George Witt, Hammond, Kas., at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1891, Thomas L. Orr and Miss Florence F. Witt, both of Bourbon county. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, of this city, in the presence of about twenty invited guests. A number of presents were made, but as no list was furnished us we cannot tell what they were. Our best wishes attend the young couple.

Jan 16, 1891

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Died: On Friday [evening], Jan. 9th, 1891, at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McGuire, 4 miles southwest of Fulton, Kas., after a lingering illness of consumption, Frank A. McGuire, aged 32 years, 6 months, and 6 days. The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon, [Jan] 11th, under the auspices of Samaritan Lodge, No. 35, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member, and the interment made at Glendale cemetery. Frank A. McGuire was born at Batavia, Ill, July 3d, 1858. He came to Kansas with his parents when quite a small boy. He received a good common school education and was afterwards graduated with honor from the Ft. Scott Normal school. He was a successful teacher. Several years since he was democratic candidate for county superintendent of schools, and although defeated in the election, he receive a handsome vote above the strength of his party. In 1887 he received an appointment as superintendent of the Pottawatomie Indian school near Hoyt, Kan., which position he filled for about two and a half years, when his failing health compelled him to resign. He left her for California in December, 1889, in company with his younger brother, Bert, also an invalid from consumption, and who died and was laid to rest on the Pacific coast. There he remained until August, 1890, when his mother who meantime had been summoned to his bedside, brought him back to his old home on the 19th of August, 1890. He was very feeble at this time, but his friends were hopeful that the old familiar scenes and the faces of his friends would cause him to rally and accomplish more for him than either climate or medicines had thus far effected. Every remedy failed, however, and the tears and prayers of his dearest friends could not shield him from his impending fate, and his life gradually faded out until, at last fully realizing that he soon must go, he called the sorrowing family about him and bid each an affectionate farewell. Among the last requests he made a desire was expressed that his mortal remains should be laid to rest by the members of Samaritan Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member in good standing, and that his Masonic brethren should attend the services. [There is a great deal more narrative with this obituary. Please refer to the microfilm for the remainder of it. On Jan 23, 1891 @ pg 3, col 3, there is an In Memoriam dated Jan 12, 1891, signed by C.J.C., of Springfield, Mo.]

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Married: The last official act of Judge Waters yesterday was the marriage of Edward E. Greenlough and Miss Mattie Boyd, both of Richfield, Kansas. They are a handsome and intelligent couple. Just as Judge Waters had finished the ceremony, Judge Hackett stepped in to assume the desk, but too late to get either the license or wedding fee. (Ft. Scott Monitor)

Jan 23, 1891

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Died: Frank Williams, aged 18 years, son of Amaziah Williams, living a mile west of Xenia, died of consumption at 2 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13th. He was buried in the family cemetery on Wednesday. (Bronson Pilot)

Died: A telegram from D.S. McKay, dated Guthrie, Ok., was received at the Monitor office at 1:20 o’clock yesterday announcing that Hon. John M. Galloway had died at 8 o’clock a.m. of acute pneumonia. This was a surprise to his friends here, none of whom had heard of his illness. (Ft. Scott Monitor)

Feb 6, 1891

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Married: At the M. E. parsonage, Jan. 25th, 1891, at 7 o’clock p.m., Charles Olford to Miss Mary L. Moore, both of this place. Both of the contracting parties are well known in this vicinity, and have many friends with whom we join in well wishes for their future happiness and prosperity. (Blue Mound Sun)

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Died: On Thursday morning, Feb’y 5, Delbert Leon, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Osborn of this city, aged one year and three months. The funeral will take place to-day at 2 p.m., Rev. J. E. Whitehead officiating, and the interment will be made at Fairview cemetery.

Feb 13, 1891, pg 2, col 2

Died: At his residence in this city at 8 o’clock Wednesday evening, [Feb] 11th, after a brief illness of pneumonia, George R. Moffett, aged 41 years, 6 months and one day. The funeral took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. S. Keyes officiating, and the remains were interred at Fairview cemetery. Deceased leaves a widow and seven children whose ages range from about 3 years up to eighteen years. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their friends in their dire distress.

Feb 20, 1891

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Died: Dr. Post, of Savonburg, died last week of brain fever.

Died: Mrs. Edmonds, aged about 64 years, died at her home 8 miles south of town on Tuesday, of pneumonia.

Died: James Salyar, eight miles north of town, died of a complication of diseases last Friday. He was 71 years old, and was one of the old settlers of this part of the country.

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Died: Addie, the 14 year old daughter of Frank Evans, of Harding, died at 9 o’clock Wednesday night of consumption. The funeral took place from Zion church today at 11 o’clock.

Mar 6, 1891

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Leitch of this city, on Friday morning, February 27th, a son. Mother and child are reported to be doing well.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Stewart, of West Liberty, on [Mar] 1st, a 10 lb. Boy, Dr. Baird attending physician. At last accounts mother and child were dong well and R. D.’s smiles were visible to the pupils all day Monday.

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Died: James Workman, an old resident of Centerville township, died at his home near Wall Street Wednesday morning, aged 72 years. He came to Linn county in 1870 or thereabouts. He leaves three children, Mrs. Somers and H.M. Workman of Wall Street and Ben Workman of Winslow, Ariz. He was an industrious, sober citizen and a good neighbor, and the bereaved ones have the sympathy of all. Funeral services were held Thursday, conducted by Rev. S. B. McGrew. (Linn Co. Clarion)

Mar 13, 1891, pg 2, col 4

Married: At the M. E. parsonage, March 5th, at 5 p.m., by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, Mr. William McGaffie and Miss Jennie Billings, both of Bourbon county.

Mar 20, 1891

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Died: Sunday morning, March 8, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Waddle. The burial will take place tomorrow at 11 o’clock at the Glendale cemetery. [Glendale news]

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Died: At 6 o’clock Monday morning, [Mar] 16th, in this city, Rosaline Graham, aged about 56 years. The funeral took place from the M. E. church at 2 p.m. on Monday, [Mar] 16th, Rev. S. Keyes officiating, and the interment was made at the Chapman cemetery. Deceased was born in Monroe county, Ind., July 13, 1834. She came to Kansas in 1875. She united with the M. E. church in this city and was baptized by immersion by Ananias Cullison, the pastor at that time. She became a convert to the Christian religion in 1873 in Indiana and her daily life was such that she was esteemed by all who knew her.

Mar 27, 1891

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Died: At her home near Harding, Kas., on Friday [Mar] 20th, the wife of Lewis Vann. The funeral took place Saturday and the body was interred at Mapleton cemetery.

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Married: Mr. Chas. Hale and Miss Katie Johnson, of near Fulton, Kas., Tuesday March 17, 1891, at this place by Justice A. M. Wallace. (Border Telephone)

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Died: At his home, 319 Judson street, Fort Scott, Kas., at 3 p.m., on Monday, March 23d, 1891, Dr. James B. Lewis, aged about 32 years. An escort of Odd Fellows from Fort Scott lodge accompanied the remains to this city over the Memphis road on Tuesday. The funeral took place from the M. E. church at 2 p.m., under the auspices of Samaritan Lodge, No. 35, I.O.O.F., and a discourse was delivered by the old and cherished friend, associate, and former pastor of the deceased, Rev. J. M. Iliff, of Mound City. The services were impressive and very affecting throughout, and at the close nearly every face in the vast audience was suffused with tears - a fitting testimonial of the affection and esteem in which deceased was held by all present. The interment was made at Fairview cemetery, and the body was laid to rest alongside the remains of his first companion, whose life closed some five years since. A handsome family monument of Missouri granite marks the spot. James B. Lewis was born in Fleming county, Ky., in 1858. His father removed to McLean county, Ill., in 1859. Deceased came to Fulton in Feb., 1884, and entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, M. J. Irvin, in the implement trade. This partnership was dissolved Aug. 6, 1887, when Mr. Lewis opened a hardware store in the Stauffer building on Osage street. He continued in business at this place until the business block was destroyed by fire July 11th, 1888. He removed to Fort Scott with his family Aug. 22, 1888, and entered into the employ of Dr. A. J. Stevens, the dentist. Most of the year 1889 he spent at Salida, Col., in the practice of his profession, but was compelled to return during the latter part of that year on account of the Colorado climate being detrimental to his wife’s health. He then again entered the employ of Dr. A. J. Stevens and thus remained up to the time of his death, with the exception of a term at the Western Dental College, Kansas City, Mo., lasting from October last until the beginning of the present month. His first marriage was to Miss Jennie M. McIntire, at Saybrook, Ill., October 5, 1881. Two sons were born to them, the mother dying Feb. 28, 1886, when the youngest child was but a few days old. His second marriage was to Miss Ora Green, in this city, March 24, 1887, Rev. J. M. Iliff, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. His wife survives him. She has no children. He was made a member of Samaritan Lodge, No. 35, I.O.O.F., at this place, January 21, 1888, and his deportment was ever such as to command the confidence and esteem of his fraternal associates. He held an insurance policy in the A.O.U.W. order for $2000, so we learn. He was for several years preceding his death a consistent member of the M. E. church. [This concludes the factual information for Dr. Lewis; the obituary continues for several additional paragraphs. Mrs. Ora Lewis submitted a "Card of Thanks" on Apr 13, @ pg 2, col 2]

Apr 13, 1891, pg 2, col 2

Died: At 4 o’clock last Friday afternoon, March 27, of pneumonia, Susan Blagg, aged 32 years. The funeral occurred on Saturday and the remains were interred at the Chapman cemetery. Deceased leaves two children. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was esteemed as a kind, Christian lady.

Married: At the residence of Jacob Knight, 4 miles east of Fulton, March 27th, by Rev. Frank Buchanan, of this city, Joseph Knight and Miss Annie Clark, both of Bourbon county.

Apr 24, 1891, pg 3, col 1

Married: Thursday evening, April 16, at the residence of the officiating minister, Rev. J. C. Hay, Mr. S. R. Simpson, of this city, and Miss Flora E. Booth, of Foster, Mo.

May 1, 1891, pg 3, col 3

Died: Last Monday at 2 o’clock p.m. of heart and kidney trouble, David Wright, aged about 80 years. The deceased was born in Beaver county, Pa., in 1811. (Mapleton Dispatch)

May 15, 1891

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Died: "A Pioneer Passes Away" - J. T. Sharp, one of the oldest citizens of Linn county, died at his home in this city, Monday morning, May 4, aged 76 years. For many years he had been troubled with asthma, but the immediate cause of his death was heart failure. John Thomas Sharp, or as he was familiarly known by his friends, "Uncle Jacky" Sharp, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, February 24, 1815. Here his boyhood days were passed, and here at the age of 19 years he was married to Miss Elizabeth Murphy. To this union was born eight children, seven of whom are still living, one having died in infancy. In 1845, Mr. Sharp emigrated with his family to Sharonville, Ohio, where he was engaged in running a distillery. His wife died and he lived a widower two years, at the end of which time he was married to Mrs. Hettie Britton. To them were born three children, but only one of them is living at this time. Shortly after his second marriage, he emigrated to Burlington, Iowa, where he lived two years. In 1857 he decided to cast his fortunes with the then territory of Kansas, and "squatted" on a claim two and a half miles northeast of Mound City. Here in his prairie home, with neighbors few and far between, "Uncle Jacky" lived through all the dark and trying days of the early history of Kansas. He was a pronounced "free state" man, and was very active in assisting to establish freedom and equal rights to all on Kansas soil. Like the true Kansas pioneer, "Uncle Jacky" held down his "claim" and withstood without murmuring the days that tried men’s souls, - the drouths [sic] and grasshopper years. He was possessed of the attributed which men must have who make new states and who are always to be found in the vanguard of civilization. His second wife died in 1869, but he only remained unmarried about a year. In 1870 he was married to Mrs. Peninah Lowe. No children were born to them. (Mound City Progress)

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Blair, on Tuesday evening, May 5th, a son. Mother and child are doing well and the proud father is bearing his good fortune remarkably well, when we consider that is has been some ten years since the occurrence of a similar event in the Blair family.

Died: A. J. Seaman, aged about 40 years, died at his home near Barnesville last Sunday evening. The funeral took place on Tuesday forenoon, under the auspices of the F.M.B.A. society, of which he was a member, Rev. S. Keyes of this city officiating. Deceased was a man respected by all his neighbors and his early death is universally regretted. He had been sick for many months and endured his affliction with fortitude. The Independent tenders its sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives of the deceased. [Resolution of Respect from F.M.B.A. Lodge #2240 @ May 22, 1891, pg 2, col 4]

May 29, 1891, pg 2, col 3

Married: At Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, May 20th, Mr. Ambrose Geary, of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Nellie Quirk, of Fulton, Kas. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Gleason, formerly of Paola, now of Kansas City, The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Quirk, of this city, and has a large circle of friends and acquaintances in Bourbon county, all of whom will doubtless feel like congratulating her, and at the same time will experience a pang of sorrow at the parting. The groom we learn is one of the promising young men of the solid old city of St. Louis, and has a bright future before him. The couple arrived here lat Wednesday evening and remained with their friends until Monday afternoon, when they departed for their home at St. Louis.

Jun 5, 1891, pg 2, col 2

Born: On Saturday morning, [May] 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huggins, a daughter.

Married: At Saint Patrick’s church in this city, Tuesday, June 2, 1891, Mr. Bartholomew Carter, of Leadville, Col., and Miss Bridget Moran, of Fulton. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Father McGuire of this city.

Jun 26, 1891

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Died: An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Simpson, on [Jun] 5th.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Roy, a son, on [Jun] 4th.

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Married: "A Printer’s Mistake" - We clip the following from the Fort Scott Monitor of last Friday: "George C. Hill and Miss Della Bishop were yesterday granted a license to marry. Miss Bishop is a daughter of Hon. John Bishop of Fulton. The marriage will occur Sunday, unless Mr. Bishop’s sickness should take a serious turn." The bride if the daughter of Mr. John Bishop of Barnesville, instead of Hon. John Bishop of Fulton. The coincidence of names naturally accounts for the error in the above. Fortunately, however, the printer’s blunder will not disturb the bliss of the newly wedded pair, whom it affords the Independent great pleasure to congratulate [them] on their new found happiness.

Jun 26, 1891

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Died: At 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, June 24th, 1891, at 416 Burke street, Samuel J. Brimhall, after an illness of six months with heart disease. Deceased was born in Clinton county, N. Y., in 1828, and was 63 years old last May. He came to Kansas from Pennsylvania in 1864, and followed the occupation of school teaching in the winter and farming in the summer in Timberhill township. Mr. Brimhall was a devout Christian and a First Day Adventist in belief. He was honorable in his dealings and loved and respected by all, and has gone to reap his reward. He leaves a wife and two sons and three daughters. His remains will be laid to rest tomorrow at 11 o’clock in the Mapleton cemetery. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

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Married: Last Tuesday, at the Catholic church in Fulton, Mr. Daniel Reagan and Miss Mamie Smith; both of this place. Father McGuire officiating. (Mapleton Dispatch)

Jul 3, 1891, pg 3

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Died: "An Old Settler of Bourbon County is Stricken Dead in His Field" - D. O. Collins, of Timberhill township, residing near Dayton, was discovered death in his cornfield yesterday noon. He seemed well and hearty in the morning and was doing business the day before in Bronson. He went into his cornfield at the usual hour in the morning to hoe weeds and continued until about 10:30 o’clock when he went up to the house to get a drink of water. He then complained to his wife that he had a severe pain in his chest. She endeavored to induce him to remain at the house till after dinner, but he said he would go back to work. He failed to come to dinner and his wife became anxious and sent out after him when he was found dead in the field where he had been hoeing. He had fallen forward on his face across his hoe. His body was taken to the house and an inquest was held, the verdict being that he came to his death by sunstroke. The deceased was an old settler and an ex-soldier and a most highly esteemed citizen. He leaves a wife and an adopted daughter, and was the brother of Mr. L. E. Collins and Mrs. E. Marsh, of Bronson. The stricken wife and relatives have the sympathy of the community. The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon, June 25, at 2 o’clock. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

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Married: Yesterday afternoon at his residence Probate Judge Hackett untied in marriage Mr. Chas. Pflug, of Fulton and Mrs. Mary Laulerman, of this city. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

Jul 10, 1891, pg 2

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Married: Last Sunday at the residence of the bride’s parents, Geo. Clayton and Miss Kate Barrett, Justice A. C. Tippie officiating. Both parties are highly respected by all who know them. We send congratulations.

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Died: Harry Sise buried a son about three years old last week. [Hammond news]

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Proctor, June 29th, a daughter. [Barnesville news]

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith, June 30th, a daughter. [Barnesville news]

Jul 24, 1891

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Died: At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Judge Hackett, on Osburn street, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, aged 80 years. The cause of death was natural decay of the vital powers. The funeral will occur at 9 o’clock today at Judge Hackett’s residence and the burial will be at Centerville. (Ft. Scott Monitor, Tuesday)

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Married: At the Riverside Hotel, this city, at 4 p.m., on Monday [sic] 20th, Rev. L. W. Stone officiating, Thomas E. McNeilan, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Miss Della Manges, of Fort Scott, Kas.

Died: Stephen Mahurin, a young farmer about 22 years old, was thrown beneath the wheels of his wagon, drawn by a runaway team, and received fatal injuries at Fort Scott, about 4 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon. He lingered in agony until 7 o’clock when death came to relieve his sufferings. His body was terribly crushed. Deceased was a member of a highly respected family and was well liked by all who knew him.

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Died: At the residence of J. A. Huggins, near Prescott, Kansas, on Monday, [Jun] 20th, of Bright’s disease, Thomas D. Mosier, aged 50 years. Deceased was the brother of Mrs. J. A. Huggins, an ex-soldier of the late war, and esteemed by his friends and neighbors for his many good qualities. The interment took place at Prescott cemetery Tuesday, [Jun] 21st. Rev. L. W. Stone officiating, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relations.

Jul 31, 1891, pg 3, col 3

Died: The five months’ old son of J. Baker of Hammond, died of summer complaint yesterday morning and will be buried at Maple Grove cemetery today. (Tuesday’s Monitor)

Aug 7, 1891

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Huggins of this city, on Saturday [Aug] 1st, a daughter.

Married: At the parsonage of the First Methodist Episcopal church in this city, August 3rd, Mr. Chas. W. Wilson, of Hammond, to Miss Dessie McIlvane, of Marmaton, Rev. J. H. Hooker officiating. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

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Died: Last Monday a dispatch was received from El Dorado Springs, Mo., announcing the death of T. B. Brittingham, of Sheridan township, at that place. Deceased was a well known and respected citizen and leaves many friends to mourn his demise. (Pleasanton Herald)

Aug 14, 1891

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Died: "An Old Timer" - William Beth, living a mile or so east of town, attended the old settlers’ reunion at Prescott last Saturday. Mr. Beth was the oldest Kansas settler present, having been in the territory and state fifty years. He was born at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., in 1841, his father being then a soldier under General Scott. With the exception of four years’ service in the Union Army during the rebellion, his residence in Kansas has been continuous. Speaking of Fort Scott in the early days, Mr. Beth remembers when the first store was built at that place. It was a double log structure and was occupied by H. T. Wilson, and stood near the present site of Knox House.

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Died: "Killed by Lightning" - Yesterday at about 10 o’clock as the gang of men working out the Gulf road [were] at work near Hammond, a stroke of lightning suddenly startled the men. Five of them were prostrated in the road, but all soon rose except Albert Janeway, an unmarried man of about 40 years who was holding and loading a scraper when the stroke came. Those who were far enough away to escape the strength of the shock saw their partner fall and found him already dead, with the clothing entirely torn from his body except a part of his shirt. His boots were literally torn to pieces and thrown from his feet. The body was partially dressed in other clothing and brought to the undertaking rooms of the Goodlander Funeral Supply company to be prepared for burial. Janeway was a brother of Mrs. Jacob Gross of Mill Creek township, and related to David Boring and Charley Gross of this city. The funeral will occur today and the interment will be made in the West Plain cemetery. (Ft. Scott Monitor, Aug. 7)

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Died: Richard D., son of Hon. R. W. Blue of this city, died at the residence of his parents on Tuesday morning, at 6 o’clock, August 4, 1891, of consumption, aged 22 years. Funeral services were held at his late residence, Rev. W. L. Squier officiating. (Pleasanton Herald)

Aug 21, 1891, pg 3, col 4

Born: On Sunday evening, [Aug] 16th, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, jr., a ten pound son. Mother and child are doing well. The father is feeling comfortable and happy, and the boys say the cigars were first class.

Married: At the Tremont House, Ft. Scott, on Tuesday evening, Rev. A. B. McCurdy officiating, O. R. Brown and Mrs. L. K. Hixson, both of Fulton. The happy couple will go to housekeeping at once in the Higgins dwelling on Spruce street.

Married: This afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Judge Hackett, at his office, Mr. Orland Coffin, of Pleasanton, to Mrs. Nancy Dearing, of Hammond. The bride is well known in this city, where she has a large number of friends. They will reside at Pleasanton. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

Died: On Sunday morning, [Aug] 16th, after a lingering illness, Bennett Cook, aged about 70 years.

Aug 28, 1891, pg 3

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Died: Howard T. Smith, aged 31 years, died at his home in Mound City, Tuesday [Aug] 18th. He was an honored member of the Linn county bar.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woolery, on [Aug] 26th, a son. Mother and child are doing well. Dr. Wood advises that at least two trained nurses be provided for Henry, as this is their first son.

Sep 11, 1891

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Died: At 11:30 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 4th, after a short illness of consumption, Maud, wife of David A. Johnston, aged about 31 years. The funeral took place from the M. E. church in this city at 10 a.m. on Sunday, [Sep] 6th, Rev. W. H. Howell officiating, and the interment was made at Glendale cemetery. Maud, daughter to David A. and Mary McGuire, was born at Batavia, Kane county, Illinois, in October, 1860. The family removed to Kansas in 1862, while Mr. McGuire was serving his country as a soldier, and stopped in Linn county, and subsequently removed to Bourbon county and settled on the farm where they now reside. She was married to D. A. Johnston Dec. 9th, 1879, at Fish Creek, Rev. A. Cullison officiating. Deceased united with the M. E. church in this city during the winter of 1890, and was up to the day of her death a consistent member thereof. Her last illness began about the first of January, 1891, and was the result of a severe cold contracted, and afterwards aggravated by additional exposure incident to attending the funeral of her brother, Frank A. McGuire. She leaves four children - three sons and a daughter. The deceased was beloved by all her friends and respected by all who knew her. Although her sufferings were great, she endured all with meed patience and Christian fortitude and died triumphantly in the hope of a blessed immortality. In this hour of their sad bereavement the sympathies of all our people go out spontaneously to the grief-stricken husband and parents and children of the deceased, and as evidence of the universal esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew her, we cite the fact that the funeral obsequies were attended by the largest assemblage of people ever before witnessed in our city on a similar occasion. [Obituaries of Maud’s brothers, Bert and Frank, appear above, Mar 22, 1890 and Jan 16, 1891 respectively.]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Link Hereford on Friday, [Sep] 4th, a son.

Sep 18, 1891

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Married: Wednesday evening, the 22d, Thomas E. Osborn of Mapleton and Miss Lizzie West of Xenia.

Died: Last Sunday morning, Mrs. Leatha Woodhouse of congestion of the brain.

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Married: Monday evening at the residence of the bride’s parents, Jacob Miller and Miss Maggie Casteel; Rev. L. D. Taylor officiating. (Mapleton Dispatch)

Sep 25, 1891, pg 3, col 6

Born: Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Heffley, Thursday, Sept. 17, a son. All parties, (Al included) are doing as well as could be expected. Al has two boys now, and in a few years will have some help with his farming operations.

Oct 9, 1891, pg 2, col 2

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Gates, on Sunday, Oct. 4th, a son. Mother and child are getting along nicely.

Oct 23, 1891

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Died: At the family residence three miles west of Fulton, at 12 o’clock on Saturday, October 17th, Francis Marion Bolling, aged about 50 years. The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. Wesley Shipman officiating, and the interment was made at Zion cemetery. Deceased had been sick for a number of years past - in fact had not been a sound man since the close of the war for the union. He leaves a widow and seven children - five sons and two daughters - ranging in age from sixteen down to about one year. He was a man respected for his honesty, while his bodily afflictions enlisted the sympathies of all his friends.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taylor, on [Oct] 13th, a girl baby. Mother and child are doing well and Wm. Is as happy as a lark. [West Liberty notes]

Nov 13, 1891

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Married: On Thursday afternoon by Probate Judge Hackett, Mr. Geo. H. Taylor to Miss Ethel Beth, both of Hammond.

Died: Last Saturday at his home south of town, Wm. Stone, aged 83 years. The deceased was the father of Geo. Stone and was one of the oldest citizens of this township, having come here in 1856. He had been ailing since last March but died very suddenly and unexpectedly to most of his friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. DeAtley. He was buried on Sunday at the Gower cemetery. (Mapleton Dispatch)

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Born: On Thursday night, [Nov] 12th, to Mr. and Mrs. George Girten, a son. Mr. and Mrs. G. have been married 12 years, and although they have two handsome little daughters, this is the first son to join their family circle and his welcome is a cordial one.

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Died: A year ago yesterday occurred the death of Mr. Geo. Amy, a well known and prominent citizen of this city. He belonged to Lytle Post, G.A.R., and in his memory a handsome monument was erected over his grave in Glendale cemetery yesterday. The following gentlemen attended the exercises from the organization: J. J. Stewart, Capt O. Strait Rutherford, Jesse Rodgers, and D.W. McGuire.

Nov 20, 1891, pg 3, col 3

Married: Sunday, Nov. 1, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Minnie Mylus and Jesse Brown, Rev. L. M. Rhodes of Blue Mound officiating. Miss Mylus is a daughter of Lew Mylus, a prominent farmer west of town, and Mr. Brown is a butcher in Blue Mound. (Mapleton Dispatch)

Nov 27, 1891, pg 2, col 3

Died: At two o’clock last Tuesday morning, [Nov] 24th, after a week’s illness of pneumonia, Fred Carter, aged about 24 years. The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased on Wednesday and the interment was made at West Liberty cemetery. Deceased was an upright and industrious young man and was respected by all his neighbors. His aged mother and sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the community.

Dec 4, 1891, pg 3, col 3

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Howard, Nov. 29th, a son. Mother and child are doing well, and Mac - well, to say that he wears a broad smile, is putting it too mildly.

Dec 11, 1891

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Died: Mrs. Dr. J. C. Lapsley, of Sheridan township, died at her residence, last Tuesday night. Mrs. Lapsley had been suffering from paralysis for over a year, being entirely helpless. Her bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

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Married: Thursday, Nov. 26th, by Judge Timothy Hackett, officiating, Mr. William W. Ogle to Miss Anna Laura Patterson, both of Barnesville, Bourbon county. The bride and bridegroom are well known in this county and are a worthy couple. The bride is a niece of Mr. Ed. T. Shaffer, of Fulton. They came to Fort Scott to be married by Judge Hackett, an old acquaintance. (Ft. Scott Tribune)

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Died: Last Saturday night little Cecil Torrey, a two year old daughter of Joseph and Carry Torrey, was carried away by that dreaded disease diphtheria, and was interred in the Prescott cemetery on Sunday at 3 o’clock. (Linn County Clarion)

Dec 18, 1891, pg 3, col 3

Marriage License Issued: A marriage license was yesterday issued to Elias W. Judd of Redington, Neb., and Miss Ollie W. Walker of Devon, this county. The wedding will take place Sunday, ‘Squire Banning performing the hitching ceremony. (Ft. Scott Monitor)

Dec 25, 1891

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Died: "Found Dead in a Barn" - Mr. B. F. Blair, living near New Home, was found dead in his barn Saturday evening, Dec. 12. He was apparently well and hearty on Saturday morning, and drove his wife to Foster, where they spent the day visiting some friends and relatives. On returning home he went to drive up the cows for his wife to milk. After he had placed the animals in the lot, he went about the barn to feed. Mrs. Blair had finished milking and prepared the evening meal, and upon calling Mr. Blair she could get no answer. After ringing the bell without success, she called in some of the neighbors, two of which found him dead in the barn. His death is a mystery; but the most plausible theory is heart disease. His funeral services were conducted at his home by Elder Jones, and his remains were buried in the Old Woodfin Cemetery, northeast of Foster. (Hume Telephone)

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Bingham, on [Dec] 24th, a daughter.

Died: At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, [Dec] 23d, of heart failure, James Stone, aged 75 years, 10 months and 13 days. Mr. Stone was apparently enjoying the best of health for a man of his age until within a minute of the time he was stricken for death. He was standing in Jack Burcham’s provision store engaged in conversation with Mr. Burcham, and in an instant, without any warning whatever, dropped dead upon the floor. Dr. Rader was summoned and appeared upon the scene within a couple of minutes after he fell, but he was dead when the doctor arrived. Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in this section and his sudden death is a great shock to all his old neighbors and friends. He leaves an aged widow and a large family of grown-up children to mourn his death, and public sympathy is aroused in their behalf. As we go to press before any arrangements for the funeral have been made we can give no particulars in regard thereto.

January 1892 through October 1892



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