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..... The gleanings below come from microfilmed newspapers available on interlibrary loan from the Kansas State Historical Society. Click
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Local newspaper offer a wealth of information and insight into the lives of our ancestors. What follows are gleanings from Lincoln County newspapers for your perusal. Included here are marriages, births, divorces, departures, arrivals, special celebrations, tragic accidents, etc. from 1936 newspapers If you are looking for death notices or obituaries please go to our Lincoln County Obituaries page.
An important note... the places, Colorado and Indiana, sometimes refer to locations (i.e. townships) within Lincoln County, not the states... We have tried to indicate this when those names show up.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- September 3, 1936
-- Two Lincoln boys, Clarence "Whitey" LIGGETT and Harold LISS, will leave October 8 from Ft. McDowell, California, with a unit of the U.S. Field Artillery, having the Phillipine Islands as their destination.
-- The Sanitary Dairy has taken over all equipment belonging to the W.E. ROBISON Dairy which has gone out of business since Mr. ROBISON was taken to the Veterans Hospital in Wichita.
-- Mrs. Oly RICHARDS and Mrs. Ed MATHEWS attended the silver tea put on at the Beverly township hall Thursday afternoon for the benefit of the Beverly Band.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- October 1, 1936
-- Mr. and Mrs. Aaron STRANGE celebrated the 50th annivesary of their marriage at their home Monday, September 28, with a large number of relatives present for a bountiful dinner at noon.
-- Carl S. JACKMAN, who has been in the U.S. Navy for eight years, is probably the only Lincoln County citizen to see the Spanish revolution at close range, and after he had a good glimpse of it, he has decided that he cares for no repeat performances. He arrived in the US aboard the battleship Oklahoma, direct from Spanish waters where the ship had aided in the rescue of men and women who were fleeing from the war.
-- Harmony: Mr. and Mrs. Lester JONES moved Friday to their home known as the Jones home.
-- Pleasant Ridge: Miss Amanda WALKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WALKER, became the bridge of Mr. Benjamin DOHE of Vesper in a wedding ceremony solemnized September 27 at the parsonage of St. Johnís Lutheran church south of Lincoln.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- October 8, 1936
-- Westfall: The WPA workers are building a government pond on the Geo. BOSTON farm.
-- Down East: Lee HARBIN has moved his family into the BELL property. P.H. SCHROPP will occupy the property vacated by Mr. HARBIN.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- October 15, 1936
-- The King Heralds club met Friday with Dorothy and Thelma EASTON at their home after school. Officers are Anna Jo DAMKER, pres; Lois BROCKETT, vp; Thelma EASTON, sec.; Delores RAPLEE, pianist.
-- Sylvan Grove: The new daughter who arrived at the Henry WENTHE home October 4th has been given the name Doris May.
-- A group of relatives were guests of Miss Elsie PAGE at her home in Beverly Sunday.
-- A number of Lincoln people motored to Wichita Tuesday to see and hear President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he addressed the public there on his return from his western speaking tour. A crowd estimated at 150,000 greeted th president and enthusiastically cheered his message. Included were the B.G. HALLs, Maude HALL, A.R. HALL, the Don RHUDYs and son Jack, Mrs. Dee RHUDY and son Billy Dee, John McQUILLAN, the Dan HEALYs, Jim CURTISes, L.C. BAKERs and Raymond BERTHELSONs.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- October 22, 1936
-- Miss Elizabeth BURT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. BURT of Lincoln, was one of the five students elected by popular student vote October 15 as a candidate for Miss Marymount of 1936-37.
-- Of the 811 students at Ft. Hays Kansas State College for the fall semester, eight are from Lincoln county. They are Jewel BARINGER, Mary FARQUHARSON, Walter KEATING, Carl ROHWER, Grace ROSE and James WRIGHT from Lincoln; LeRoy CROSS, Sylvan Grove, and Ethel LISS, Hunter.
-- Jackie JENSEN, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JENSEN, is ill in the Jensen home suffering from pneumonia. Although he has been quite ill, he is reported to be getting along.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- October 29, 1936
-- St. John Lutheran Church was dedicated Sunday when more than 1,000 persons worshipped in the building for the first time.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- November 9, 1936
-- Miss Mary BRITEGAM and Mrs. Margaret MILLER have made arrangements to take over the management of the Lincoln hospital, succeeding Miss Hannah COLE, who has been in charge for a number of years.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- November 19, 1936
-- Miss Lucretia SCHOLAR, poor commissioner of Lincoln county, went this Wednesday to Topeka where she is attending a school of Child Welfare Administration.
-- Hannah COLE will not retire but willcontinue caring for the sick whenever and wherever her services may be desired.
-- Westfall: George BOLTE and Oly RICHARDS had heaters put on their cars Saturday at the MANNING garage.
-- J.R. McCLURE, former superintendent of Lincoln city schools, stopped here a short time Friday and renewed acquaintance with friends.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- December 10, 1936
-- T.P. HOLLINGSWORTH has remodeled his jewelry and optical store, making more room for his optical equipment and supplies.
-- The Vesper Junior Class play, "Donít Darken My Door," will be presented in Vesper Hall Dec. 16. Roles are by Christina McCLELLAN, Jack TAYLOR, Madonna TOOLE, Leonard GREENE, Doris LYNE, Herbert CROMWELL, Opal WOLLESON and Sadie Mae POWERS.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- December 24, 1936
-- As a lasting tribute to the heroic sacrifice which four pioneer settlers of Lincoln paid August 6, 1964, a monumnt to their memory was placed this week at the site at which they were massacred by Indians, so long ago. The second marker to be placed in the county on historic sites, the monument was put into place December 1. It is a large pillar resting on a boulder base. The monument proper is built of small cobble stones set into concrete, native stones picked up, hauled and polished by a group of willing volunteer workers. The scene of the massacre three miles east and a mile south of Lincoln, half a mile east of the site of old Abram, is near Rocky Hill schoolhouse, and is on land owned by Mrs. Emil RASMUSSEN, the farm originally owned by her father, the late D.B. DAY.
-- Our men working on WPA ponds in this vicinity were all laid off for a time.
-- Jas. LARSEN ran a pitch fork in his leg last wek. Infection has set in. He was taken to a Salina hospital Saturday.
-- The high school male quartet has been chosen this year. It is composed of four of our senior boys, Keith HUNTER, Dean RYAN, Wilbur STEGMAN and Joe McCLENNY.
-- Continuing a custom which he established several years ago, John McCURDY, Lincoln attorney, will again give a big turkey dinner and Christmas part for a number of boys of this city. This year, 35 boys between the ages of six and eleven will behis guests at the Hotel Windsor Sunday, December 20.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- December 31, 1936
-- For the second time within a year, the people of Lincoln county were called upon to bid final farewell to one of their physicians, Thursday afternoon, when funeral services were held at Barnard for the late Dr. Harry L. HINCKLEY who died early Wednesday morning at his home. He died on the anniversary of his birth, Dec. 23, and was aged 77 years.
-- Denmark: Mr. and Mrs. Chris RASMUSSEN are the proud parents of a baby boy born on Christmas day.
-- Miss Joyce BRIAND and Eldon VanMETER, both Lincoln county teachers, were united in marriage Sunday in Beverly. Mrs. VanMETER will finish her term at Madison, and he will continue as instructor at Pleasant Hill.
-- Harold MOSS, who had been here for several weeks, left Tuesday morning for California where he is employed in the oil fields. He was accompanied by Glenn LEWICK who expects to find work in California for the winter.

All of the above articles come from newspapers available on interlibrary loan from the Kansas State Historical Society. You can view a listing of Lincoln County newspapers on microfilm available from the Society by clicking HERE. (Note: The numbers off to right of the list are the reel numbers at the Society). For more information on borrowing these newspapers go to the Society's Interlibrary Loan page.


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