Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames GEMPEL, SCHOTT submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Monday, November 1, 1920
published in the Leavenworth Times, 11/2/1920

Julia M. Gempel Died Last Night

Death occurred at family home, 616 Miami street

After long illness - Funeral Notice later

Mrs. Julia M. Gempel, 61 years old, wife of William P. Gempel, died shortly before 11 o’clock last night at the family home, 616 Miami street. The death followed a long illness.

Mrs. Gempel was born and reared in Leavenworth. Her birthday was Oct. 28, 1859. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schott and was married in 1886 to Mr. Gempel.

She was a member for many years of St. Paul Lutheran church and was active in the ladies aid work of that church. Mrs. Gempel had a kind disposition, was charitable and high respected by all who knew her. She will be missed greatly by her many friends.

Besides her husband, two sons, Paul A. Gempel, who arrived here recently from Philadelphia, PA, where he was enrolled as a student in medical school, and Lieutenant Eugene P.H. Gempel, who is stationed on the Mexican border, survive her. One brother, Herman Schott, also survives her.

Definite arrangements have not been made for the funeral. A telegram has been sent to Lieutenant Gempel and he is expected to arrive here Thursday the eighteenth; the services will be announced.

published in the Leavenworth Times, Nov. 4th, 1920

Funeral of Mrs. Gempel this afternoon

The funeral of Mrs. Julia Gempel will be held this afternoon. There will be family services at the home at 616 Miami street at 2 o’clock and service at the Lutheran church, corner of 7th and Miami streets, at 2:30. The burial will be at cemetery. Mrs. Gempel’s son, First Lieut. Eugene G. has not been able to come for the funeral. The pallbearers will be Herman Witt, Henry Ressmeyer W.I. Biddle, Oliver Oursler, Albert Bauer and Charles Rehm.

Obituary with surnames HARPER, MCCAULLY, SUTCLIFFE submitted by Patricia Blackstock. Date of death Saturday, May 14, 1921



G. A. McCaully aged 66 and a resident of Leavenworth for more than 30 years, died yesterday afternoon at St. John's Hospital. Death followed an illness of long duration.

Mr. McCaully was born in Toronto, Canada in the year 1855. He came to Leavenworth thirty-six years ago and had lived here since. Mr. McCaully was a carpenter and for a number of years ran a shop at 215 North Fifth street. He was an honorary member of the Carpenters' Union. The survivors are one brother, Thomas McCaully; three nephews John, William and Henry McCaully and two nieces Mrs. W. B. Sutcliife and Mrs. E. B. Harper, all of this city.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the chapel of the O'Donnell Undertaking Company. Rev. F. L. Beery, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be made in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames PERKINS, SMITH submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Thursday, February 16, 1922
Leavenworth Times Feb. 16, 1922


The body of Mrs. Vestina M. Smith, 30 years old, a former local resident who died Tuesday night at Grace Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., will arrive here for interment this afternoon. The funeral will take place at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home of her father, R. F. Perkins, Fifth and Linn Streets.

Rev. Franklin R. Berry, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Muncie Cemetery under the auspices of J. A. Bush, funeral director.

The deceased was born in Delaware township on May 24, 1891. Her marriage to W. E. Smith took place at Liberty, Mo., in 1913.

The couple moved to Kansas City three years ago. Besides her father she is survived by the husband, W. E. Smith; one daughter, Edith Louise; and four brothers, Rozwell Perkins, this city, Robert Perkins, Jr., of Coffeyville, A. F. Perkins, Kansas City and J. D. Perkins, Jarbalo.

Obituary with surnames DOWNING submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, May 9, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Friday evening, May 11, 1923

Funeral services for E.L. Downing, 74 years old, who died Wednesday at his home 1121 Delaware street, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Bether church. Interment was made in Bethel cemetery.

Obituary with surnames ALLEN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, May 9, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Friday evening, May 11, 1923

Last rites for Jake Allen, 74 years old, who died Wednesday morning were held at 9 o'clock this morning from the davis chapel. Rev. Bert E. Stover officiated. Interment was made in Mt. Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BARR submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Friday, May 11, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Friday Evening, May 11, 1923.

Lillian Barr, 15, Died Here Today

Student of Leavenworth High School Victim of Disease Following a Short Illness.

Lillian Barr, 15 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Barr, 516 Olive Street, died at 11 o'clock this morning at the family home. Death resulted from diptheria following a short illness.

Miss Barr was a student in the second year of high school and possessed a host of friends who will be grieved to learn of her untimely death. She was born in Leavenworth, October 18, 1907.

Beside her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Barr, she is survived by two brothers, John Barr, Atchison and James Barr of the home address; and three sisters, Margaret, Helen and Mary Barr, all of the home address.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon, but will be announced later by the J.C. Davis Undertaking company at the conveninence of relatives.

from the Leavenworth Post, Sunday morning, May 13, 1923

Funeral services for Miss Lillian barry, 15 years old, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Barr, 516 Olive street, who died Fraday morning, will be held a 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the graveside, Mt. Muncie cemetery. Rev. John B. Clyde, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate.

Obituary with surnames KENDALL submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Friday, May 11, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Sunday morning, May 13, 1923.

A.D. Kendall, 75, a Prominent Kansas Financier is Dead

A.D. Kendall, well known in Leavenworth, died Saturday at Valley Falls.

A.D. Kendall, 75 years old, prominent banker and financier, died at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home in Valley Falls, following a short illness. Mr. Kendall was widely known in business and banking circles and was especially well known in Leavenworth. Pneumonia caused his death.

For more than a half century Kendall had made is home in Valley Falls and for a score of years was engaged in the general merchandise business. In 1892 he organized the Valley Falls State bank and had since been its president. The bank was rated as one of the strongest in Jefferson county.

During the time Kendall was engaged in the banking business he was prominent in banking circles and held various offices in the Kan sas State Bankers association.

For a number of years Kendall had been earnestly interested in the development and growth of Washburn college. He ahd for several years been a director of the big Topeka school and was one of its most loyal supporters.

Kendall never dabbled in state politics. Except for an occasional expression of interest in local affairs, the Jefferson County banker did not participate in partisan disturbances.

The widow and two daughters, Mrs. E.D. Ferguson and Mrs. F.D. Legler, survive. Both daughters live in Valley Falls.

If Mr. Kendall had lived until July 15, he would have been 76 years old.

Obituary with surnames FEVURLY, HEDGES, HEIM, HORN, MARTIN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, May 13, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Monday evening, May 14, 1923

James Martin Dies

One of Early Pioneers in this section died at family home at easton

Had Been Ill 9 months

Funeral Services to be held 2 o'clock Tuesday from Easton M.E. Church

James A. Martin, 82 years old, an early pioneer of this section of the country and well known in Leavenowrth, died at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at the family home at Easton. Death followed an illness of nine months' duration.

Mr. Martin was born in Platte County, Mo., in 1841. He was the son of John Martin, the owner of the first flour mill in that section of the country. This mill was destroyed by the flood of 1844. In 1855 the family moved to DeKalb, Mo., where the senior Mr. Martin erected another flour mill, which is standing at the present time.

Worked in Father's Mill

James A. Martin went to work in his father's mill at the age of 11 years. He remained in the capacity until the time of his enlistment for service in the Civil war. Following the war he went to Idaho where he remained for several years.

Mr. Martin was married to Miss Eliza J. Horn, March 26, 1879, at Sugar Creek, Mo. In 1886 the couple moved to Kansas where they have since made their home. Mr. Martin was one of the most prosperous farmers of the locality. He retired from the farm in Leavenworth county in 1919 at the age of 78 years.

In the death of Mr. Martin the community feels a deep loss as he was highly respected and well liked by all who knew him. He possessed a very pleasant and agreeable disposition and a sterling character, leaving the memory of a life well spent.

Beside his widow, Mrs. Eliza Martin, he is survived by five children, Mrs. Adolph Heim, Easton, Kan; Mrs. Thomas Fevurly, Easton; Mrs. Alice Fevurly, Bakersfield, Cal.; John Martin, Easton; and Mrs. Ben Hedges, of this city; and one brother, Jasper Martin, DeKalb, Mo. Nine grandchildren also survive him.

Mr. Martin was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church at Easton. Interment, under the direction of the Davis Undertaking company, will be made in the Easton cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MACKEN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, May 13, 1923
reprinted from the Leavenworth Post, Monday evening, May 14, 1923.

Miss Macken Dies at the age of 74

Funeral Services Will Be Held From Cathedral at 9 o'Clock Tuesday - Ill for 2 month.

Miss Agnes Macken, 74 years old, a well known resident of this city, died at 9:45 o'clock, Sunday morning at St. John's hospital. She had been confined to the hospital for the past two months because of illness.

Miss Macken was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1849. She came to Leavenworth with her brother, the late Thomas Macken, about forty years ago and has made Leavenworth her home since that time. Her brother died here in 1907. The only surviving relatives and nephews and nieces, all of Pittsfield.

The body is lying in state at the chapel of the J.J. O'Donnell Undertaking company. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Miss Macken was a charter member of St. Vincent's Sewing circle and the members are requested to attend the funeral services in a body.

Obituary with surnames BARTLETT, HANSON, ODONNELL, ROBINSON, STEVENS, THOMPSON submitted by Lv2002. Date of death Saturday, September 1, 1923
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, September, 3, 1923


Julia Ann Hanson was born February 4, 1862, in Butler County, Pa., and died September 1, 1923 at her home in Tonganoxie, Kansas, aged 61 years, 6 months and 27 days.

She was united in marriage to John B. Bartlett March 6, 1881, at Sharpsberg, Pa., To this union were born nine children, two of whom have passed away.

After Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett's marriage they lived at Parkersberg, W. Va. They moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1889, and have lived in Tonganoxie most of the time since 1906.

Mrs. Bartlett leaves to mourn her departure, a husband John B. Bartlett of Tonganoxie, Kansas; five daughters, Mrs. T.W. Robinson of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Gertrude Stevens, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Mabel O'Donnell, Chicago, Ill; Miss Rachel Bartlett, Tonganoxie, Kansas; and Mrs. H.H. Thompson, York, Nebr.; two sons, George S. Bartlett, Kansas City, Kansas; and John J. Bartlett, Tonganoxie, Kansas.

She was baptised by Rev. Fisher and joined the Congregational church. The minister spoken of later preached in Tonganoxie.

She was a faithful wife and mother.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon, September 3rd, at 1:30 by Rev. Arthur J. Haworth. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

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