ISAAC NEWTON WHERRETT               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Erie Record, Friday, Feb. 18, 1910

Died:  Feb. 13, 1910




Lived in Neosho County Nearly Forty-

one Years---Was an Honored and

Respected Citizen.


  Captain I. N. Wherrett died at the home of his son, O. E. Wherrett, in Kansas City, Missouri, last Sunday where he had been taken three weeks ago for special treatment.  His death was the result of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered about three months ago.  His remains were brought to Erie last Monday and funeral services were held at the M. E. church, conducted by Reverend W. P. Wharton, and his remain were laid to rest in the Erie cemetery.  The Erie Masonic lodge and the Erie G. A. R. Post, both organizations of which Captain Wherrett was a member, attended the funeral in a body.

  Captain Wherrett has been a respected citizen of Erie and Neosho county for nearly forty-one years.  He was honored and respected by the entire community because he was a man in every sense of the word.  He was active and energetic and did the work of man up to the hour of his last sickness, although he had reached the ripe old age of seventy-five years.  Captain Wherrett was aften referred to as an example of an ideal citizen---honest, energetic and loyal to every good cause.

  The following is an obituary of his long and useful life:  Isaac Newton Wherrett was born January 5, 1831, in Fayette county, Indiana, and died February 13, 1910, in Kansas City, Missouri.  He enlisted as a volunteer soldier of the United States as a private in Co. K, 101st Indiana infantry, August 6, 1862, and was honorably discharged therefrom October 2, 1864, with the rank of lieutenant and adjutant.  Later he helped organize recruits for Co. F, 89th Indiana infantry and was elected captain, with which company he served until the close of the war.  He was married to Ellen M. Dutton in Wabash, Indiana, on April 29, 1852.  To this union was born three sons, William V. of Kansas City, Missouri; Rollen M. of Chanute, Kansas, and Ortley E. of Kansas City, Missouri.  He removed with his family from Wabash, Indiana to Neosho county, Kansas, June 6, 1869, and has been a resident of this county since that time.  His wife, Ellen, died in November, 1872, and he was married to Elizabeth Mead in the Methodist church in Erie, Kansas, in October 1876.  He is survived by his widow and three sons, all of whom were present at the funeral.