ALFRED J. ROMINE                      GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Walnut Eagle, Feb 2, 1907

Died:  Jan 20, 1907


  Died - Alfred J. Romine was born in Fayette county, Ohio, April 12th, 1835 and was married to Miss Scyinda V. Downing in Iroquois county, Illinois, October 11th, 1854.  Of the five children that were born to them only one is living, Mrs. Job Eastburn, of Shaw.  In 1857 he came to Kansas with his family and  settled on a farm near Humbolt.  On 23rd day of December 1861 he enlisted in the 9th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry and was honorably discharged at Duvalls Bluff, Arkansas on the 16 day of January 1865.  His wife died May 14th, 1867, and he was married again to Mrs. Nancy Eastburn at Humbolt in 1868.  Four children were born to this union, Frank Romine, Earlton, Isaac Romine, Shaw, A.A. Romine, Walnut, J.W. Romine, Shaw.  His second wife died February 7th, 1879 and on July 10th, 1879 he was married for the third time to Mrs. Hannah Sanson, of Shaw, who survives him.  Five children were born to them, four living and one dead.  Those living are I.M. Romine, Coin, Mo., Charles A. Romine, Walnut, Sarah E. Romine and Katy Romine.  He moved to Walnut with his family in January 1902 and died January 20th, 1907, aged 71 years, 9 months and 8 days.
  The funeral service were held at the M.E. church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. F.M. Taylor.  There were some beautiful floral offerings and the old flag he loved so well, under which he marched through beating storms and the scorching rays of the noonday sun, camped on the tented field and fought on the field of battle when his comrades fell around him like blades of grass before a scythe, was wrapped around the casket.  His old comrades: Archie Markham, I.N. Norris, C.W. Romp, James Whitnah, D. Plum and J.F. Miller acted as pall bearers.  His remains were taken to Shaw on the Santa Fe noon train and were laid to rest in the Shaw cemetery.  He came to Kansas in an early day, 1857--fifty years ago.  Kansas at that time was still under territorial government and the border ruffians terrorized the settlers.  Many of the best years of his pioneer days were spent in Allen county.  He was personally acquainted with Jim Lane and John Brown and was often  in company with them. Mr. Romine has seen many hardships, and has met with a great many misfortunes and bereavements.  Three times his home was destroyed by fire. He was a hard working man, honest in his dealings and was as loyal a patriot as ever walked on Kansas soil.  He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a loving husband and an affectionate father.  He sleeps in peace with his fore-fathers.Alfred and 1st wife Leyinda had Ethelin Ann


Dale Romine