The Weekly Independent, Thursday, Sept. 8, 1898, Pg. 4

Vol. II, No. 60

Buried in Whitewater Cemetery, Butler County


  Died:  September 3rd 1898.  H. M. Hash, aged 57 years 2 months and 24 days.  Mr. Hash was born in Virginia.  Like most young Virginians he served in the Confederate army.  He moved to Kansas in 1884, and has been a resident of  Butler county since that time.

  He always looked on the sunny side of life and will long be remembered for his genial nature.  His life was like the rippling brooks of the mountains of his native state.  He was a child of nature, responsive to sentiment, generous and true to a friend, neither sorrow nor care could bind him, freedom to be happy was his.

  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. D. Shaffer of the Reformed Church.  Among the pall bearers were four gray haired Federal soldiers.  His son of the 21st Kansas was in blue.  There was an object lesson.  It was one of those lessons that come and are not planned.  There were no bitter thoughts of strife in the past.  Love came and unkindness passed away.  The good of men-humanity with all it means was shown in that sad lesson of life.  Our old friend has gone to the life beyond the grave to receive the reward a just God will bestow.