Fort Scott Daily Republican, Tuesday, December 21, 1909, Pg. 1

Vol. 8, No. 288








Was a Resident of Bourbon County

For Almost Forty Years—Funeral

Wednesday Under G. A. R.




  W. H. Longshore, one of the pioneer residents of Bourbon county, who resided in the Pawnee neighborhood until about two years ago, when he moved to this city and erected a home on South Main street adjoining the home of his son, Tom Longshore, who is employed as a rural mail carrier, died yesterday morning at 11 o’clock, following an illness dating only since Friday, of Bright’s disease.  He had not enjoyed good health for the past several months but was not confined to his bed until Friday evening after which he grew rapidly worse until death claimed him.  His aged wife and son and family were gathered about his bedside when the end came and it was a sad blow to them, as none had thought up until yesterday morning that his condition was serious.

  William Henry Longshore was born in Muskingdom county, Ohio, February 18th, 1841, remaining a resident of that state until 1872, he came to Kansas, locating in Bourbon county where he has since resided.  At the outbreak of the Civil war, he enlisted in company D, 30th Ohio Volunteer infantry, serving with distinction in that regiment until the close of the war when he was mustered from the service.  In 1866 he was united in marriage to Emaline Rodgers, who survives him, and to their union four children were born, Charles T. of Buffalo, Ok., W. A. of Englevale, Mrs. Stella Storts, of Maxahala, Ohio and Thomas Longshore of this city.

  On coming to Kansas in 1872 Mr. Longshore located at Mapleton, residing there a year and a half after which he moved to a farm a mile and three quarters east of Pawnee, where he resided until he moved to the city two years ago.  For the past fifteen years he had been a member of the Baptist church.  He was a devout Christian, honored and respected by all.  He was for many years a member of the Cato G. A. R. but transferred his membership to William H. Lytle post on moving to Fort Scott.

  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home at 1314 South Main street, and will be conducted by Rev. Marriott, of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. William Woods of Uniontown who was a lifelong friend of the deceased.  The service will be under the auspices of the G. A. R. and they as, well as the W. R. C. will attend in a body.  Interment will be made in the National cemetery.