BENJAMIN F. EVERETT GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Toronto Republican, Friday, Mar. 27, 1896, Pg. 4
Vol. XIV, No. 14
DEATH OF MR. EVERETT.
It was with unalloyed sorrow that the citizens of Toronto learned of the death of B. F. Everett, which occurred shortly afternoon Friday last, March 20. Mr. Everett had been in poor health for several years, and had been confined to his room about two months during his last and fatal illness; but notwithstanding that his death was expected; all were shocked; when the end finally came. Mr. Everett was afflicted with a complication of diseases—Bright’s disease, aggravated by heart trouble and asthma. He suffered much, but bore it all with resignation and fortitude.
Mr. Everett was born in Northumberland county, Pa., Jan. 30 1838, and married Naomi Haughawout March 7, 1866, who survives him. He came to Kansas in 1869, and has been in Woodson county ever since. He represented this county in the legislature in 1871. Mr. Everett enlisted in the army Aug. 2, 1862, in Co. M, 112th Regt., H. A. Pa., and arose to the rank of captain. He served throughout the war, and was discharged Feb. 6, 1866.
Mr. Everett will be greatly missed in this community, the building up of which he was an important factor. He was a true helper and friend to those less fortunate than he, and it was his nature to be kind and gentle. It is difficult to estimate the loss which this neighborhood has sustained through his death. He was respected and esteemed by all who knew him and he has left behind him a sublime record—that of a gentleman. The deceased belonged to the Masonic lodge and the G. A. R., and was a member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Everett, while in life, was a man of simple habits and free from ostentation or ceremony, and this principle was observed at his obsequies. It was his request that his funeral be quiet and unceremonious, and that only a few friends, in addition to his relatives, should attend the last rites over his remains. Hence a short, service was held at the home Monday at 1 p. m., conducted by Rev. Mr. Steed, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Yates Center, assisted by G. H. Lamb on behalf of the Masons. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery.
Those from abroad who were present at the obsequies were Col. D. W. Finney, C. H. Goodrich, Will Oberdorf, Mr. and Mrs. Haughawout, Neosho Falls; T. L. Reid of Yates Center; Mrs. P. J. Thwaits of Humboldt; S. N. Brownson, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hibbard, Eureka.
Ward, George Washington. History
of the Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (112th Regiment Pennsylvania
Veteran Volunteers) 1861 to 1866, Philadelphia: G.W. Ward, 1903.
Benjamin F. Everett mustered into the service with 2nd Heavy Artillery, 112th Pennsylvania Volunteers on August 19, 1862 in Battery M. He was promoted from Sergeant to First Sergeant on November 20, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Battery M on October 6, 1864 and then to Captain of Battery A on January 1, 1865.