Lincoln County Kansas Obituaries
Lincoln County KansasObituaries
Obituaries and death notices, especially those written years ago, are not just a valuable source of names, dates and places for a genealogist. Grouped together as they are here they become an intimate social history of a community, written by journalists who usually knew the deceased and their families. Some are tributes to pioneers, patriarchs, pastors and parents whose life stories are the history of Lincoln County. Others are tender remembrances of children, women who died in childbirth or those struck down by disease, unfortunate accidents or natural disasters. There are stories honoring the supreme acts of sacrifice of local young men and women who died overseas in distant wars as well as reports of sensational crimes that live on in story for generations. All of these can be found here. So sit back, turn the cyber pages and read a bit about the lives of the people who made up Lincoln County. And please consider contributing your own family stories from obituaries and death notices you have of Lincoln County residents.
The table below will take you to pages arranged alphabetically by the surname of the subject of each Lincoln County, Kansas, obituary or death notice. Below the Links Box is an index of individuals listed on the obituary pages. The surname index below includes names of relatives and maiden names of the deceased when known.
If you'd like to contribute an obituary or death notice to this page check out the GUIDELINES at the bottom of this page.
QUICK LINK TO OBITUARY PAGES BY SURNAME
Guidelines for submitting a Lincoln County, Kansas
Do you have an old obituary or short death notice of a Lincoln County resident tucked away in a scrapbook, trunk or file. Take it out and share it with the rest of us! Type up your obituary and email it to us and we'll post it here. Just observe the following guidelines...
obituary or death notice
To enter your Lincoln County obituaries:
1- Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put LINCOLN CO OBITUARY in your subject line.
2- On first line put name of deceased. Use the name in the obit. If you want to rename the individual to clarify who they are add that name in parenthesis after the obit name. Look below for examples of this. Do this to include maiden names or full names for individuals given initials only in the obit.
3-On the second line put the name of the newspaper, newspaper's town, date of issue where obituary is found, page, column, if known. PLEASE.... Lincoln County residents only... A resident is an individual who lived in Lincoln County for part of his/her life.
4-Type out the obituary capitalizing all SURNAMES. Don't put given names or locations all in caps, just the surnames. Now here's the hard part. Limit your obituary to less than 350 words. This may be hard. Some obituaries go on and on. Figure out what to keep... what to drop. If we get something too long we'll have to send it back to you for editing.
5-Put "submitted by [your name and email address]" at the end. If you want to, include your postal address as well.
6- It's ok to edit the obits you submit. If you want to add maiden names, correct/add dates or other information do so. Just put any added information in [brackets]. That lets the reader know that this is something not in the original obituary. Just remember to keep the whole thing under 300 words.
It's as simple as that! Now, take a look at the obituaries we have so far:
An important note... the places, Colorado and Indiana, often refer to locations (i.e. townships) within Lincoln County, not the states... unless we indicate otherwise.
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