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Bourbon Countys 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jan 18, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Died: At his home in this city, Saturday, Jan 11th, at 8:30 p.m., of typhoid fever, William Dearing, aged 26 years, 10 months and 23 days. Deceased was born at Carrolton, Mo., and came to Bourbon county in 1870. He was married to Miss Nancy Lake, Nov. 15, 1888. The funeral took place from the M.E. Church, at 2 p.m., Monday, Rev. J.E. Whitehead officiating, and the remains were interred at Fairview cemetery. He was a good citizen, an industrious mechanic, and commanded the respect of all his neighbors. In this hour of sad affliction his family has the sympathy of the community.
Jan 25, 1890
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Died: At the family residence one mile north of this city, on Friday, Jan. 17th, at 2 a.m., of consumption, after a lingering illness of many months, Arminda, daughter of John E. and Samantha Rader, aged 17 years. The funeral took place from the home of the parents on Saturday, [Jan] 18th, Rev. L.W. Stone officiating. The deceased was respected by all who knew her, and her remains were followed to their last resting place in Fairview cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
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Married: At the residence of the brides mother, 2 miles northeast of Fulton, on Wednesday, [Jan] 15th, Mr. Arthur Kauffman, of Hoover, Mo., and Miss Nettie Mason, of Bourbon county, Kansas. Quite a number of invited guests were present and a royal feast was spread for all.
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Married: On [Jan] 14, at the Baptist Church in Devon, Mr. Jesse B. Moore and Miss Nellie Wiltse, Eld. Dizmang officiating. The bride and groom are both well known and highly respected citizens of Mill Creek township and start out on the voyage of life with the most favorable auspices. [Mapleton Dispatch]
Feb 1, 1890
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Died: The Monitor is called upon to chronicle the death of one of the most esteemed Christian ladies in Bourbon county. The sad occurrence took place at the home of the deceased at Barnesville, Kan., at 1:30 oclock on the morning of January 27, 1890. The deceased, Mrs. Salome Lowry, was the wife of Nathaniel Lowry, well known throughout the entire county. She was a devout Christian woman, and a consistent member of the United Brethren church, near Barnesville. The deceased was born in Madison, Penn., March 1, 1833, and was therefore, at the time of her death, 57 years of age. The cause of her death was an internal abscess. She leaves a husband and interesting family to mourn her loss, who are recipients of warm sympathy from their many friends. The interment took place at Barnesville cemetery.
Died: W.A. Hanna, of this city, returned today from Linn county whither he had gone to attend the funeral of his father, John C. Hanna, who died Friday morning last. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Linn county, having resided there since 1857. [Ft. Scott Tribune]
Born: On Sunday, January 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stone, a daughter. Mother and child are doing well, but Lew is down with the "grip."
Correction: Owing to decomposition setting in, the funeral of Mrs. Himes occurred one day earlier than announced last week and the remains were interred at Fairview cemetery near this city, instead of Marmaton. [Note: Obit also appears in Mapleton Dispatch, KSHS Reel M1423 @ Jan 30, 1890, pg 4]
Feb 8, 1890
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Born: On Wednesday, Feb 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Knight, of this city, a son. Mother and child are doing well.
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Died: Chas. Hoarder at his residence in Stanton township on [Jan] 22. The deceased was an old settler and had attained the ripe old age of 68 years.
Married: At the office of the Probate Judge in Ft. Scott on [Jan] 27th, Mr. John Powell of Linn county and Mrs. Eliza Deeds of this township. The many friends of the couple join in wishing them much happiness. [Mapleton Dispatch]
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Peas, Saturday, Feb. 1, a son; weight 12 pounds. Mother and child doing well and Oliver wears a broad smile. [Glendale news]
Married: At the residence of the officiating clergyman, John F. Kellogg, Saturday evening, February 1st, 1890, Arthur Crossman to Miss Anna Gilbert. The best wishes of many friends follow the happy young couple to their new home at 1020 East Wall street. [Ft. Scott News]
Feb 15, 1890, pg 2, col 4
Born: On [Jan] 24th to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Green a 10 pound boy. Both mother and child are doing well.
Died: On [Feb] 4th at the family residence south of the city, Mrs. Irvin Frankenfield of influenza. The deceased was universally respected by all who knew her and her bereaved family will have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.
Feb 22, 1890
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Estes, a girl. Mother and child are doing well.
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Died: At 9:30 oclock on Saturday morning, [Feb] 15th, of affection of the spine, Lottie Ethel, daughter of George W. and Laura L. Fisher, age 5 months and 25 days. The funeral took place at the M.E. church at Prescott on Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. J. Redding officiating. [Card of Thanks follows.]
Mar 1, 1890, pg 3, col 4
Died: Abraham, the only son of Minister Lincoln, died in London, Wednesday night, Feb. 26.
Mar 8, 1890, pg 2, col 4
Died: At the family residence in this city on Sunday morning, March 2d, at 6 oclock, Rachel, wife of F.C. Buchanan, aged 50 years, 3 months and 11 days. The funeral took place from the M.E. church on Monday, [Mar] 3d, at 10 a.m., Rev. Wesley Shipman officiating, assisted by Rev. J.E. Whitehead, and the remains were interred at Fairview cemetery. Rachel Johnston was born in Clark county, Ill., Nov. 21st, 1839; was married to F.C. Buchanan at the residence of her parents, Isaac and Mary Johnston, Feby 17th, 1863; came to Bourbon county, Kansas, in the fall of 1881; united with the U.B. church in 1869, and six years later withdrew therefrom and united with the Church of God, of which church she was a member at the time of her death. She was a confirmed invalid for more than 20 years. She leaves a husband and a daughter - Mrs. Joseph Shipman, of this city - besides numerous relatives and friends to mourn her death. She meekly bore her long and severe afflictions with Christian resignation and passed peacefully into the great beyond with undiminished faith.
Mar 15, 1890
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Shipman, on Friday [Mar] 7th, a son. Mother and child are doing well.
Married: At the brides home in Fulton, Saturday evening at 10 oclock, Rev. Wesley Shipman officiating, Mr. Daniel Proctor of Barnesville, and Mrs. Matilda Uttinger of Fulton.
Died: At the family residence near Devon, Kas., on Monday, [Mar] 10th, aged about 16 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Clayton. The remains were interred at Timber Hill cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends in their great affliction.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Thad Cook, a girl. Mother and child are both doing well.
Mar 22, 1890, pg 2, col 4
Died: At Fresno, Cal., Sunday, March 16th, at 2:15 a.m., of consumption, Bertie D., son of David W. and Mary McGuire, aged 21 years. The remains were interred in the Visalia, Cal., cemetery where family relatives repose. "Bert" as his friends familiarly called him, was born in Linn county, Kas., March 21, 1869. About two years ago he learned telegraphy at this place under the instruction of Mr. J.A. Pretz, our agent and operator. About a year ago he contracted a severe cold which resulted in hemorrhage of the lungs, and from that time his health gradually declined until death came to his relief. In the hope of being benefitted by a change of climate, he and his elder brother, Frank A., left here on the 16th of last December to join their father at Stockton, Cal. His letters to his mother after arriving there were cheerful and breathed a spirit of hope for better health; but ah! Too soon the fell destroyer seized upon him and carried away the vital spark. For a year past he had been a consistent Christian, although not identified with any church organization. He was a young man of bright intellectual gifts and liberal education, and was a prime favorite with all who knew him. His early death is deeply deplored by all, and in this hour of sad affliction the sympathy of the entire community goes out spontaneously to the sorrowing parents and brothers and sister who in his death have lost a kind and dutiful son, an affectionate, noble brother and a cherished friend. The family he lived with at Fresno was very kind and did all that could be done to make his last moments upon earth pleasant and comfortable. [See additional obituary below.]
Died: On Saturday [Mar] 15th, after brief illness of pneumonia, Jordan P. Johnston, aged about 35 years. The interment took place at the Jolly cemetery on the following day.
Apr 5, 1890
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Died: In Fresno, March 16th, 1890, of quick consumption, Bert D. McGuire, of Fulton, Kansas. The deceased was not quite twenty-one years of age, was a nephew of our townsmen H. G. and D. M. Lacey. During December , he arrived at Stockton and shortly afterwards went to Fresno, where his father is temporarily located, thinking perhaps the climate there would cure a lung disease, which he had contracted in the East. His remains were brought to Visalia and interred in the city cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, [Mar] 18th, and the friends and relatives have the blessed assurance that his soul has passed to a happier world where pain and sorrow are unknown, and where parting shall be no more. (Tulare County [California] Times)
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Married: At Prescott, Kansas, on Sunday, March 30th, 1890, by O.W. Inskeep, Justice of the Peace, Mr. George Brittingham and Miss Natie E. Brittingham, both of Prescott, Kansas.
Apr 12, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Cox, of Osage township, Sunday [Apr] 6th, a son. Mother and child are reported to be doing well. Lafe was in town Monday and wore an unusual smile on his features.
Died: The many friends of Mrs. Judge Hill will be pained to learn of her death, at 5 oclock Tuesday afternoon, after months of suffering and lingering misery. She died peacefully and painlessly, surrounded by the family and a number of friends, who had been expecting her demise for several days. (Ft. Scott News)
Apr 19, 1890
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Died: On Sunday afternoon, [Apr] 13, William Kelley, aged about 55 years. The funeral took place from St. Patricks church in this city at 11 oclock Monday morning, Rev. Thomas Madden officiating, and the body was interred at the Catholic cemetery west of town.
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Born: On the 7th, to the wife of Joseph Spillman, a son.
Apr 26, 1890
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Born: Grandma and Grandpa Guill each wore a broad smile and a happy expression flitted oer each face when their daughter, Mrs. Fortner, came home with the new baby. [Barnesville news]
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Died: The township of Osage has suffered a great loss in the death of Mr. Kelly on [Apr] 13, at his home 1 1/4 miles south of the Church. Mr. Kelly was high respected by all that knew him and had the confidence and respect of all his neighbors, who mourn his death and sympathize with the family in their bereavement.
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Born: A handsome young daughter of eleven pounds weight came to gladden the hearts and home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shirley on [Apr] 14th. Mother and child are doing well.
May 3, 1890, pg 2, col 5
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Hammond, on Wednesday, April 23d, two lovely daughters. This makes the third pair of twins born to this couple. Mother and children are doing well, but James is reported ill.
Married: At the Catholic parsonage in this city on Monday afternoon [Apr 28] at 3 oclock, Mr. Robert Mason and Miss Katie Murphy, both of Osage township, Bourbon County, Kansas. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Thos. E. Madden, rector of Saint Patricks church.
Died: At the family residence 5 miles southeast of Fulton, of typhoid pneumonia, on Sunday [Apr 27], the wife of Mr. C. K. Young, aged about 25 years, passed away from earth. She leaves a husband and a little boy seven years old. The remains were interred at the state line cemetery east of Hammond on Monday.
May 10, 1890
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Family Reunion: Last Saturday [May 3] Grandma Shaffers children surprised her at home with Mr. and Mrs. O.S. McIntire, 4 miles north of this city. It was her 84th birthday, and she was not reminded of it until her children assembled about her. She has 8 children living - 7 sons and a daughter - three of whom were present, viz.: Wesley, Margaret (Mrs. McIntire), and Ed. T. The other five children live in Illinois, Iowa and Texas. Grandma, as she is familiarly called by both old and young, was born in Ohio. She is a strong healthy woman for her age, and her mental vigor seems unimpaired. She is a favorite with everyone of her acquaintances, and has more friends than almost any other person in the community. A large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present to enliven the occasion with their merry voices and innocent childish ways, while the older ones amused themselves by recounting scenes of bygone years and conversing upon matters of general interest to the little group there assembled. The editor joins the many friends of this estimable old lady in wishing her many returns of her natal anniversary and hopes that she may have all her children gathered about her next time.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dail of this city, Monday [May] 5th, a son - weight 10 lbs. Mother and child both doing well. Frank cheerfully "waltzed out" some choice cigars which the boys enjoyed very much. And @ pg 3, col 3: Mrs. E.B. Knight of Linneus, Mo., arrived last Wednesday and is stopping with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Dail.
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Died: One more of our most respected citizens has been taken from our midst. Mrs. N. Saunders died after a brief illness and was buried recently at Fairview cemetery near Fulton. [Prescott news]
Died: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Billings were also called upon to surrender their young and beautiful babe, a few days since, and now its little form sleeps beneath the cold and silent clod. [Prescott news]
Born: On the 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch, a son.
May 17, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Married: Dennis Brown and Miss Mary OCallahan of Sheridan township, were quietly married last Sunday in the Catholic church in Fulton. The Herald extends congratulations and unites with their many friends in wishing the young couple a pleasant voyage down the current of life. [Pleasanton Herald]
May 31, 1890, pg 2, col 4
Died: At the residence of his parents near Hammond, Kas., at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, [May] 28th, after a lingering illness of tubercular bronchitis, James Hessian, aged about 38 years. He had been a resident of Bourbon county about ten years and was respected by his neighbors. He was unmarried. The funeral took place from St. Patricks church on Thursday morning and the body was laid to rest in St. Patricks cemetery.
Jun 7, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Married: At 10 oclock a.m., Wednesday, [Jun] 4th, at Fort Scott, Kas., Walter D. Konantz and Miss Mattie Dyer. Miss Dyer was well and favorably known to a large number of people in this community.
Married: At the Congregational parsonage yesterday, Mr. M. Orrison of Fort Scott, and Miss Florence Kendricks of Harding, Ks., Rev. W. J. Gray officiating. [Ft. Scott Monitor]
Died: At his home near this city at 4 p.m. last Saturday [May 31], John Moran. His funeral took place from St. Patricks church on Sunday morning at 8 oclock, and his body was interred at the Catholic cemetery west of town. He was born in Ireland and was 61 years of age.
Jun 21, 1890, pg 3, col 3
Died: Matt Ragan, who resided near Mapleton, died Thursday, [Jun] 19th, after a lingering illness of consumption. The funeral took place from St. Patricks church, in this city, last Friday, and the remains were interred at the Catholic cemetery west of town.
Jun 28, 1890, pg 3, col 3
Died: Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Ball buried their little two year old child at Miami last Tuesday. It died of blood poisoning after a very brief illness and the sudden shock almost prostrated Mrs. Ball who is in delicate health.
Jul 19, 1890, pg 2, col 2
Died: At her late residence in Osage township at 12 oclock noon, Saturday [Jul] 12th, Mrs. Sarah Brown, aged nearly 80 years. The funeral took place from West Liberty church on Sunday [Jul] 13th, Rev. S. Keyes officiating, and the remains were interred at West Liberty cemetery. "Aunt Sallie," as she was familiarly called by both old and young, came to this county a good many years ago and is highly esteemed by all her neighbors and friends.
Jul 26, 1890, pg 3, col 2
Died: Mr. and Mrs. James Johnston, of Hammond, buried an infant daughter, aged about three months, at the Fulton cemetery last Thursday afternoon.
Aug 1, 1890, pg 3, col 3
Died: Alfred Haynes, an old and highly respected citizen of this county, residing in the Spring Valley neighborhood, between Bronson and Blue Mound, died on the 21st of July. He leaves a wife and seven sons and a daughter to mourn his departure.
Aug 8, 1890, pg 2, col 3,
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Nuzum, Wednesday, July 30, a son and a daughter. All parties doing well, except Charley, whom it is thought with proper care will also rally. [Glendale news]
Aug 15, 1890, pg 2, col 2
Married: At the residence of George Bellow in this city, Wednesday evening, [Aug] 13th, at 8 oclock, by Rev. F.C. Buchanan, Mr. Jacob Knight and Miss Effie Jones, both of this city.
Aug 22, 1890
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Died: At the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Taylor, on Monday morning, August 11, 1890, Richard Taylor of inflammation of the bowels.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Tiffany, on Sunday, [Aug] 17th, a daughter and a son. The mother and children are doing well and Lyman will probably recover.
Married: At the M. E. parsonage in this city, Wednesday evening, [Aug] 20th, Prof. J. K. Oliver of Fort Scott, and Miss Annis Bishop, of Barnesville, Rev. J. E. Whitehead officiating. Immediately after the ceremony, they took the train for Fort Scott. They were accompanied to the depot by quite a number of friends with carriages.
Died: At her home near Glendale, Kas., on Thursday, August 14th, Mary Frances, wife of Charles R. Nuzum. The funeral took place on the 15th, and the remains of the fair young mother were laid to rest in the Glendale cemetery, Rev. A. Reed officiating. The deceased leaves four children and a husband besides numerous relatives and friends to mourn her early death. In this dark hour of misfortune, the husband and family have the sympathy of all their neighbors. Deceased was for years a consistent member of the Christian church and died in the faith of a final resurrection and an eternal reward for faithful discharge of duty while here on earth.
Married: Nathaniel Lowry and Mrs. Jones were married last Thursday. As this is the fourth companion for both of them, we are quite sure they will live in perfect bliss and happiness.
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Died: At 7 oclock last evening, Thomas Sexton, aged 87 years, 7 months and 14 days, departed this life at his late residence at 100 Wall street. His funeral took place today, services being conducted in Mayhew chapel by Rev. J.W. Wilson, pastor of the A.M.E. church. [Fort Scott News]
Sep 5, 1890
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Died: On Friday, August 29th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Malott, after a brief illness, Mrs. Jane Van Fleet, aged 74 years. The funeral took place from the M. E. church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Wesley Shipman officiating, and the interment took place at the city cemetery. Jane Spurlock was born in Virginia, 1816. From there she removed to Indiana, where she married a man named Henthorn. Her next move was to Iowa, then one of the rising young states of the union. There her husband died, and in the course of time she married Mr. Van Fleet with whom she came to Kansas in 1858. In 1859 a separation ensued between Mrs. Van Fleet and her husband, since which time she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Oldham, until that lady died, and since then with Mrs. Malott. She is said to have lived an exemplary Christian life for the past fifty years or more, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her children and grandchildren have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends in this hour of their bereavement.
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Married: At the Christian church, Mapleton, Kas., at 3 oclock on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 3d, 1890, Mr. Hobart S. Brimhall and Miss Josie A. McQuaid, both of Mapleton. Mr. Brimhall is the present editor of the Mapleton Dispatch, and is a bright young man of promise, respected by all who know him. The bride is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of John W. McQuaid, one of the old and sturdy pioneers of Bourbon county, and is admired and respected by a host of friends. Our compliments we extend to the young couple and wish them happiness, success and prosperity.
Married: Yesterday, at Redfield, by Rev. J. H. Green, at the residence of Rev. W. C. Coleman, Mr. A.W. Price of Hammond, and Miss Eva Coon of Fulton, were united in the bonds of matrimony. [Ft. Scott Monitor]
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Died: Mrs. W. H. Williams died last Friday, at the age of 25 years. She was born in Belmont county, Ohio, and was married about three years ago. Early in the summer she made a visit to her old home, hoping by change of climate to benefit her declining health. She left a young child with her husbands mother, on account of her inability to care for it. During her absence the child sickened and died, and although the young mother had been telegraphed for, she was unable to get here until a day or two after her little darling had been laid to rest. The fatigue of the journey, together with her mental anguish, proved too much for the feeble invalid and she was prostrated upon her sick bed, from which she never arose. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. last Sunday, Rev. W. C. Porter, of Fort Scott officiating and the remains were interred at the Glendale cemetery. Thus, a young, fond husband, a number of relatives and a host of ardent friends are bereft of one who in life was ever faithful to duty, and who amid all the trials of this world ever commanded the esteem of those with whom she came in contact. The bereft husband and the mourning friends have the sympathy of their neighbors in this sad hour of affliction.
Born: A ten-pound boy came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad. [Barnesville news]
Sep 12, pg 2, col 3
Married: At the Presbyterian manse, 819 Court street, by the Rev. Trumbull Lee, D.D., Tuesday, September 2nd, at 8 p.m., Mr. R. A. Simpson and Miss Lizzie Wilson. Mr. Simpson is with Mr. Andrew McClelland, the four and feed merchant on the south side, and Miss Wilson is recently from Osage Mission, Kansas. Congratulations of many friends follow the happy couple who will make their home in this city. (Pueblo Colorado Chieftain)
Sep 19, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Died: At 2 a.m. on Friday, [Sep] 12th, of rheumatic fever, the six-year-old son of James and Martha Johnson, of Hammond, Kas. The interment occurred at the Fulton cemetery on Friday afternoon. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all their neighbors and friends in their heavy affliction.
Sep 26, 1890, pg 3, col 3
Married: At the M. E. parsonage, this city, Sunday evening, [Sep] 21st, by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, Mr. Henry H. Hefley and Miss Oma M. Grimes.
Oct 3, 1890
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Died: Wednesday morning, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lockhart. The remains will be interred in the Mapleton cemetery.
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Born: A lovely daughter came into the hearts and the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cissna, Saturday, Sept. 20. [Glendale news]
Oct 24, 1890, pg 2, col 3
Died: At 9:30 on Sunday evening, Oct. 19th, at his residence in this city, after a brief illness of heart failure, Peter McCartney, aged 80 years, 2 months and 28 days. The funeral took place from the family residence at one oclock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Job, of Uniontown, Kas., officiating, and the interment was made at Fairview cemetery. Deceased was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, in 1810. He married Louisa Mayo Oct. 9th, 1834. Twelve children were born to them - 7 daughters and 5 sons - 7 of whom are now living, all of them being adults. Mr. McCartney was a member of the Baptist church for many years prior to his death, and was esteemed by all his neighbors and friends as a good neighbor and a quiet, orderly citizen. [See below for Mrs. McCartneys obituary @ Dec 5]
Oct 31, 1890
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Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wogahn, near Harding, Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Rev. W. C. Porter, of Fort Scott, officiating, Mr. Charles J. Cissna and Miss Mary Wogahn, both of Bourbon county, Kansas. There were present about 100 persons, including members of the families of the contracting parties. After the solemn words were uttered which made the young couple husband and wife, congratulations were extended by relatives and friends, and then the guests were invited to a repast skillfully prepared and handsomely spread, and which truly was a feast worthy of the occasion. The bride and groom left for Fort Scott the same evening, thence to Springfield, Mo., which city is to be their future home. The presents received were numerous, appropriate, handsome and many of them quite expensive. A number of gifts came from friends of both bride and groom who could not be present in person. The bride is one of Bourbon countys fairest and most accomplished young ladies, who numbers her friends and admirers by the score. The groom is so well and favorably known to the people of this community that no eulogy is required at our hands. At present he is engaged in the capacity of postal clerk on the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad. The Independent extends to the young couple its most cordial greeting and wishes them happiness and prosperity. [There is a very long list of wedding gifts including an 80 pc set of china, silver, furnishings, etc.]
Married: At the residence of the brides parents, near Hammond, Thursday evening, October 23d, by Elder A. G. Robb, Mr. R. C. Campbell and Miss Ida Yeakel. Both are well known and popular young people of that neighborhood and have many friends to wish them a happy future. (Fort Scott Monitor)
Died: Jno. G., son of John Glunz, died at his fathers home on Eddy street, between Oak and Wall, at 8 oclock yesterday morning. The cause of death was a relapse of scarlet fever, from which he was just recovering. Two others of the family are still suffering from the same disease. John was a bright boy of 16 years, and the family have the sympathy of all fathers and mothers in this blighting of a tender life by the frost of death. (Ft. Scott Monitor)
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Anniversary Party: On Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, quite a number of merry making people assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Wilson to celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of their wedding. A mock marriage ceremony was performed by Squire O. W. Inskeep, and after congratulations were extended, the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where the party found the tables groaning under a bounteous repast. The party was a surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson who were the recipients of quite a number of handsome and useful presents. All spent a pleasant evening and each repaired to their respective place of abode wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wilson many happy years together.
Nov 7, 1890, pg 2. col 3
Died: October 30th, after a very brief illness of pneumonia, at his home near Glendale, this county, George Amey. The funeral took place from his late residence at 3 oclock p.m., Oct. 31, under the auspices of the G.A.R. fraternity.
Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Price, in this city, at 7:30 oclock on Wednesday evening, [Nov] 5th, Rev. W. C. Templeton officiating, Mr. John Hall, jr., of this city, and Miss Lulu Price, of Hubbard, Texas. The wedding was strictly a private affair, and the young couple will begin housekeeping at once, so we learn. Our congratulations are hereby extended to the happy couple and our acknowledgments are due for a supply of choice cakes.
Nov 11, 1890, pg 3, col 2
Died: Last Friday, Mrs. Levisa Jones, aged 87 years. The deceased is a mother of William Jones who lives north of town 2 miles; and has been in very poor health for the past 5 years. She had a stroke of paralysis some two years ago, since which time she has been getting worse until death was the only relief. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of many friends in this their hour of affliction. (Mapleton Dispatch)
Nov 21, 1890, pg 3, col 3
Died: Minnie Olford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Olford, of Blue Mound but formerly of Fulton, died Saturday, November 15. We mourn with the family in their bereavement.
Died: Dr. O. Abbey died at his residence near Dayton, Nov. 14, aged 80 years. He was buried in the Dayton cemetery Nov. 16. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Whitehead.
Nov 28, 1890
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Died: At 8:30 oclock on Friday evening, Nov. 21st, at her home in this city after a very brief illness, Elizabeth, wife of James McClelling, aged 57 years, 10 months and 5 days. The funeral took place from the family residence at 11 oclock last Sunday morning. Rev. Wesley Shipman officiating, and the interment was made at Zion cemetery, 5 miles southwest of this city. Elizabeth Morrison was born at Whitehall, Ill., January 16, 1833. She married a man named Settlers, by whom she had several children. Her second marriage was to James McClelling, in 1862, at her home in Greene county, Ill. One child, a daughter, aged 17 years, was the fruit of her last marriage. She professed religion last September but had not united with any church organization. She was respected by all her neighbors and friends, and now in their hour of grief the stricken husband and children of the deceased have the tenderest sympathy of this community.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clark, a daughter. Mother and child doing well.
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wiles, a daughter.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Raymond, a daughter, on the 24th. Mother and child doing well, but John - well, as this is his seventh daughter, judge for yourself.
Dec 5, 1890
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On Wednesday evening, Nov. 26th, 1890, at 8 oclock, after a brief illness, Louisa McCartney, aged 72 years and 2 days. The funeral took place from the residence of Jacob Hunnell, this city, on Friday, Rev. Mr. Job, of Uniontown, Kas., officiating, and the interment was made at Fairview cemetery alongside that of her late husband. Louisa Mayo was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, November 24th, 1818; was married to Peter McCartney in the same county, on the 9th day of October, 1834. She united with the Baptist church in Ohio in 1860. She was loved and respected by her friends and neighbors, and the members of the stricken family have the sympathy and condolence of their friends in this hour of sadness and affliction.
Died: At the family residence in this city, at 5 oclock on Thursday morning, [Dec] 4th, of consumption, Isaac Johnston, aged 75 years, 11 months and 25 days. Funeral will take place from the residence at 2 oclock, p.m., and the remains will be interred at Fairview cemetery, Rev. S. Keyes officiating. Deceased was born in Green county, Ind., Dec. 9th, 1816; was married to Mary Ann Conley in Clarke county, Ill., April 18, 1836; came to Kansas in September, 1879, located in this city. He was converted and united with the Missionary Baptist church in 1850, in Clark county, Illinois. He leaves an aged widow and two children - Mrs. George Bingham and Mrs. Ed. Bingham. He was an honorable and upright man in all the walks of life and had many friends in this community, and now in their hour of sad affliction the aged widow and the affectionate children enlist the tenderest sympathies of the people in this vicinity.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George W. Fisher, on [Dec] 1st, a son, and George declares his name shall be John James Ingalls.
Married: Edward Creighton and Florence A. Fairman, both of Fulton, Kansas, were united in marriage Monday by Probate Judge Waters. (Fort Scott Monitor)
Dec 12, 1890, pg 2, col 3
School Report: Report of school in district 66, Osage township, for the month ending Dec. 5, 1890 [include the following students listed on the honor roll]: Bessie, Minnie, Celia and Lucy Guill, Walter Scott, Tom Call, Myrtle and Oda Hill, Ena and Lizzie Clark, Rose Lapsley, Alice Crew, Freele and Charles Beth, Mabel Ritter, Mina and Della Gillmore. [Submitted by] Teacher M.S. Leitch.
Married: At the residence of Mrs. Julia Miller, this city, at 7 oclock on Wednesday evening, [Dec] 10th, Mr. A. L. Hereford, of Fulton, and Miss Rose S. Bales, of Harding. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. W. C. Templeton.
Dec 19, 1890, pg 3, col 2
Engaged: Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. A. L. Carter and Miss Emma Alice Witt, at Harding, on the 24th of this month.
Married: At the residence of John Coyn, Mapleton, Kas., December 7th, Mr. Richard Smyth, of Linn county, to Miss Rose Kinder, of Bourbon county. Squire Wilson performed the ceremony. (Mapleton Lantern)
Dec 26, 1890, pg 2
Died: On Monday night, [Dec] 15th, at 11 oclock, of scarlet fever, at the residence of her grandmother, Nancy Sise, 1 1/2 miles northeast of Hammond, Carrie Sise, aged about 8 years. The funeral took place from her late residence, Wednesday, [Dec] 17th, at 10 a.m., Rev J.E. Whitehead officiating and the remains were interred at Maple Grove cemetery. [See additional comment @ Jan 2, 1891.]
Married: At the M. E. parsonage by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, Tuesday, [Dec] 23d, at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Eben D. Keach, of Denver, Colo., and Miss Lydia R. Daniels, of Hammond, Kas. Mr. and Mrs. Keach intend leaving soon for Denver, expecting to make that city their permanent home. Mr. K. has been an employee of the Thompson Brothers, formerly of Hammond, for several years, and now has a position with them at Denver.
Died: At 2:30 p.m., on Friday, [Dec] 19th, of brain fever, Melker J., son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Martin, aged two years and four months. The funeral was preached at Barnesville on Sunday morning at 10 oclock by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, and the body was interred at Fairview cemetery. The bereaved parents have the earnest sympathy of all their neighbors and friends in this sad affliction. [Poem follows] [See Family Reunion, above, @ Oct 5, 1889 for more information about the Martin family]
January 1891 through December 1891
Tom & Carolyn Ward