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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Dec. 7, 1939
---Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 in Topeka for Mrs. Elma H. Bradbury, widow of the Rev. H.C. Bradbury, pioneer Lincoln county minister and circuit rider. Mrs. Bradbury, aged 81 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Mountainside hospital, Bloomfield, N.J., following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered six days before her death.
Mrs. Bradbury was born in Ottawa county and moved to Lincoln county during his girlhood. Here she was married to the Rev. Bradbury and they lived in this community until about 1910 when Mrs. Bradbury went to Topeka to make her home, following the death of a daughter, Mrs. Thompson. In the Thompson home, Mrs. Bradbury reared her four grandchildren. Several years ago she moved to Bloomfield where she spent the remainder of her life with her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Thomas and her family.
Surviving nearest relatives are five children, Mrs. D.H. Hare of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Fred Munson of Topeka; Mrs. R.E. Baker of Brownsville, Ore.; Mrs. Harold Thomas of Bloomfield, N.J.; Edward Bradbury of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and the four grandchildren whom she reared, Brad Thompson of New York City, Mrs. Irvin Baker of Omaha, Mrs. Percy Kidd of Memphis Tenn., Miss Ruth Thompson of Topeka. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery in Topeka.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, October 15, 1936
---Walter H. BREIHAN was born April 11, 1882, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the oldest of 15 children. Death occurred at the Ellsworth hospital, Saturday, October 3, where he been a patient for nine weeks.
He came to Sylvan Grove with his parents, June 30, 1890 was educated in the Lutheran Parochial school and Confirmed. He later attended public school and for two years was a student in the Lutheran Seminary at Winfield. He worked at Rafferty Brothers store in Sylvan Grove and also for Charles Latto Hardware. For 23 years he was in the Sylvan State Bank and State Bank Examiner for two years. He had also lived for a number of years at Deer Creek, Okla, while cashier of the bank there.

He was married to Janette ZACHGO December 29, 1906. Surviving are his wife and three children. One daughter preceded him in death. His father and mother, who live at San Jose, California, also survive him and also six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held at Sylvan Grove, Wednesday morning, October 7.

Contributed by Bill and Diana Sowers. No relation to us.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, September 17, 1936
---Charles BRIAND was born in Lincoln County, September 27, 1891, and died September 5th at the age of 44 years, 11 months and 5 days. In his infancy he was received into the Catholic Church through the sacrament of Baptism. He had lived his entire life in this community with the exception of four years spent in Canada. He leaves to mourn his loss, four brothers and four sisters: Henry BRIAND, Ellsworth; Louis BRIAND, Prince Albert, Canada; Maurice and Frank BRIAND both of Beverly; Carrie MASTIN and Jennie LUND both of Manhattan, Kansas; Alice DIMICK, Lincoln and Frances MALONE, Beverly, Kansas.
His father passed away February 1, 1930 and his mother on August 26, 1936, having preceded him in death by only 10 days. During her illness he was at her bedside constantly, striving to grant her every wish and thinking only of her comfort.....

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, September 7, in the Westfall Presbyterian Church at Westfall, at 2:30 o'clock, where a large crowd gathered to pay final tribute to their friend with Rev. W. Clyde WOLFE in charge. Internment in the Hammer Cemetery.
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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, September 3, 1936
---Frances BRUSHEY was born in Berne, Switzerland, August 15, 1852 and departed this life August 26, 1936, at 2:30 p.m. at the age of 84 years and 11 days. When she was seven years of age she immigrated to Ohio, where she lived until 1877, coming then to Kansas. She became a memeber of the Catholic church at an early age and continued in this faith during her lifetime. On September 6, 1876, she was united in marriage to Louis BRIAND. To this union nine children wer born, all of whom are living: Henry BRIAND of Ellsworth, Kansas; Louis BRIAND, Prince Albert, Canada; Maurice, Frank and Charles BRIAND, all of Beverly, Kansas; Carrie MASTIN and Jennie LUND, both of Manhattan, Kansas; Alice DIMICK of Lincoln, Kansas and Frances MALONE of Beverly, Kansas. She also leaves to mourn her loss twenty-seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband preceeded her in death on February 1, 1930. .....Funeral services were held in the Westfall Presbyterian Church, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Reb. Clyde Wolfe, pastor of the church in charge. Internment in the family lot in Hammer Cemetery.
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Lincoln Republican, Feb. 24, 1887
---Anna B. BROBERG, wife of John A. BROBERG, died February 15th, 1887, at the residence of her husband at Herman in Battle Creek township, Lincoln county, aged 26 years, 8 months and 15 days. Disease, consumption. Mr. and Mrs. BROBERG had been to Sweden during the summer of 1886 for Mrs. B's health, but she getting no better, they returned in September last. She was a consistent member of the Lutheran church at her death. She leaves a young child and husband to mourn her loss. She had been in this country about six years.
Lincoln County News, June 1937
--- James Douglas BROCKETT was born in Saybrook, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1859. He departed this life at his home in Lincoln, June 5, 1937, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 21 days.
After leaving Ohio he spent a few years at Atchison and Kirwin, Kansas, and in Nebraska, then returned to Ohio. About 1887 he came to Lincoln, Kansas. Here he rounded out 50 years in the lumber and coal business at the same location. The company changed hands, but he stayed on as an indispensable employee. In a restless and feverish age he possessed an inner noise which made him one of the permanent community builders. He was not voluble in conversation, but his friends enjoyed their visits with him. He served the city in various ways, first as fire chief, then several years as councilman. He was never too busy to give himself in quiet service to his town.

He was married to Jennie LUFF, April 14, 1898. This has been a mutually happy union, even under the weight of such sorrows as the loss of their four-year-old son, Howard, by burning. His wife was a Christian at the time of their marriage, and he joined her a few years later in the profession of the Christian faith. He had a fine record of attendance upon all services of the Methodist church, was for several years a member of the official board and choir, and won a badge for four years of perfect attendance in Sunday school.

His memory is a benediction to all, especially the following nearest relatives: his wife, their eight children: Lewis of Lincoln, Ross and Harry of Chicago; James Jr. of Lincoln; Mrs. Haddie KING of Lincoln, Robert of the U.S. Navy, Mrs. Helen LANE of Tescott, and Lois of the home; three children by a former marriage: Mrs. Frances McKENNEY of Richmond, Virginia, Mrs. Lucile GARTON of Oakland, California, and Jack KNIGHT of Chesterton, Indiana; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary LUFF of Lincoln, a brother Ben BROCKETT of Atchison; two sisters, Mrs. Haddie PARKER of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Nell BROWN of Ashtabula, Ohio. There are 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral service was held from the Lincoln Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, June 8, with Rev. J. WONDER in charge....

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-grandfather. I can be contacted at
Lincoln Sentinel, March 3, 1950
--- Mrs. Jennie BROCKETT, a lifelong resident of Lincoln, passed away at St. John's hospital in Salina Friday, where she had been taken Thursday afternoon for observation and treatment. In failing health for several years, Mrs. Brockett had been confined to her home in Lincoln for nearly three months but relatives and friends were shocked to learn of her death since her condition was not thought to be alarming.
Services for Mrs. Brockett were held Thursday afternoon in the Lincoln Methodist Church of which she had been a member for more than 65 years. The Rev. B.A. LOVELADY conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. R.L. HENDRICKSON.

A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. BROCKETT found time in her busy life not only to care for her home and family but was active for many years in the Women's Relief Corps, the church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a good neighbor as well, always ready to assist any who might need her.

Surviving her are five sons, 3 daughters, two stepdaughters, 12 grandchildren, her aged mother, Mrs. Mary LUFF, and one sister.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-grandmother. I can be contacted at
Lincoln Beacon, April 5, 1894
--- Mrs. Mabel BROCKETT nee SMITH died at her house in Lincoln, April 2, of consumption, aged 24 years, 8 months and 26 days. She was born in Buchanan, Michigan, and was married at that place April 29, 1888, to J.D. BROCKETT. With her husband she came to Lincoln about 6 weeks after her marriage and resided here until her death. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. W.L. CANNON, yesterday at noon, and then her body was started by eastbound train for her childhood’s home in Michigan, accompanied by her husband and children.
Besides her husband, Mrs. BROCKETT leaves two children, a girl [Lucille] and a boy [James Herbert, later Jack Knight], about 3 and 1 years old respectively. All people who have become acquainted with Mrs. BROCKETT in this place testify that she was the coveted possessor of every Christian grace and womanly attribute.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is the second wife of my great-grandfather. I can be contacted at
BROOKS - James W.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, May 6, 1926
--- James Warren BROOKS was born on May 28, 1857, in Green County, Pennsylvania and died in his sixty-ninth year at the home of his nephew, Guy TURNER in Bunch, Oklahoma on April 5, 1926. The funeral services were conducted by the Baptist minister of that place of which church Mr. BROOKS was a faithful and consistent member. He leaves to mourn his departure two sisters, Mrs. George VAN VALKENBERG of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Mary LUFF of this city, besides other relatives and many friends. Mrs. Luff was with him at the time of his death having been at his bedside for several weeks helping care for him. He will be remembered by many of the older citizens of Lincoln as he lived her until about fourteen years ago. Submitted by Tracee Hamilton. (Note: This is my great-great-uncle. I can be contacted at
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican --- June 9, 1927
--- Mrs. Rhoda BROOKS was born in the state of Ohio in the year 1856 and died June 5, 1927, at the County Farm in Lincoln, Kansas, age 71. Has resided at the Farm for 31 years. Although frail in body has always been willing to do what she could and considerate of others. Several times during her sickness she said God was going to take her home.
Salina Journal, date unknown (date of death Sept. 5, 1977):
---- The funeral for Mrs. Pearl G. BURGER, 89, Lincoln, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hall mortuary, Lincoln, the Rev. Thomas WALSCH officiating. Burial will be in Vesper cemetery, Vesper, Kan.
Mrs. Burger, a lifetime Lincoln county resident, died Monday at Lincoln County Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1888, at Lincoln. Her husband, Herbert L., died in 1948. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women's Relief corps, both of Lincoln.

Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Blanche MILLER, Russell; Mrs. Florence WESELOH, Lincoln; and Mrs. Beth MITCHELL, Checotah, Okla.; a son, Herbert L. Jr., Keene, N.H.; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-aunt. I can be contacted at
BUTNER --- Alice Louthian BUTNER
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 26, 1942
---Alice Neff LOUTHIAN was born in Smith county, near Rural Retreat, Va., Dec. 1, 1871, the daughter of Wesley and Nancy Louthian. She grew to young womanhood and belonged to the Presbyterian church in the community of her birth.
Feb. 14, 1893, she was united in marriage with Stephen S. BUTNER in Wytheville, Va. To this union were born four children. She came with her husband to the Plesant Dale neighborhood in Lincoln county, Kansas, and later moved near Lincoln, where she passed away suddenly Nov. 18, 1942, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 17 days.
She was a kind, loving wife and mother. Had she lived until Feb. 14, Mr. and Mrs. Butner would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Clara, who passed away Oct. 12, 1919. Left to mourn their loss are her devoted husband and son Robert W. at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche DAMKER of Vesper and Mrs. Mae HAMILTON of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, from the Lincoln Presbyterian church. Burial was made in Lincoln cemetery.

BUZICK --- Alonson Morgon "Lon" BUZICK
---Alonson Morgon "Lon" BUZICK died at 2:50 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 1977, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. His death was due to a massive stroke. He had not been answering the phone at his home in Sylvan Grove and was found on the floor with severe head injuries suffered when he fell. Mr. BUZICK was first taken to the Ellsworth hospital, then transferred to the medical center in Great Bend, and finally moved to Wesley Medical Center where he died.
Mr. BUZICK was 61 years old. His family was prominent in Lincoln County, Kansas, involved in farming, ranching and banking. On May 3, 1976, the Buzick ranch, consisting of about 3100 acres had been sold to Bruce Roberts and Nathan Butcher of Wilson-Murrow, Salina, who had bid $1,280,000. The ranch had been in the BUZICK family for 107 years when it was sold.

Lon BUZICK was married in 1973 to Phyllis BUZICK, former wife of Kansas Senator, Robert DOLE. At the time of his accident Mrs. BUZICK was visiting her daughter, Robin DOLE, in Washington D.C. Mrs. BUZICK retuned to Kansas Wednesday night after being informed of the accident. Mr. BUZICK, who operated an antique shop with his wife in Sylvan Grove, was a member of the Sylvan Grove Masonic Lodge 359, the Salina Consistory and the Iris Shrine, Salina. He was active in Kansas politics and in 1973 was GOP chairman of Lincoln County. The funeral is tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stiles mortuary, Sylvan Grove.

submitted by Luci J. Baker of Seattle, WA
BUZICK --- Henry Clay BUZICK
Daily Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon - July 1901
---At the home of W.B. HELM, near the Kaiser school house, Salem, Oregon, July 23, 1901. H.C. BUZICK of Liberty, aged 45 years, of quick consumption. Relatives of the deceased at Portland have been communicated with and upon their arrival arrangements for the funeral will be made. Deceased was a member of Albina Camp No. 191, Woodmen of the World.
[Note..... H.C. is Henry Clay BUZICK, son of Henry S. and Mary R. BUZICK, long time residents of Lincoln Co., KS. Henry left a orphan daughter, Beatrice Estelle age 7 and adopted son Frank Worthington. H.C.'s wife, Kate had died just 9-months earlier at the age of 32 yrs.]
submitted by Luci J. Baker of Seattle, WA
Lincoln Republican Thursday, September 24, 1903 -- Page 5 column 5
"An Old Settler Gone"
H.S. BUZICK, one of the early settlers in this county, died at his home in this city early Sunday morning at the ripe old age of nearly 90 years, after a prolonged illness. Short services were held at the home Monday morning and the remains were taken to Sylvan Grove where the funeral was held at 2 o’clock p.m., conducted by Rev. HOLTER and the remains were interred in the Sylvan cemetery. The funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic order of Sylvan. Mr. BUZICK leaves a wife, two sons, Ira of this city and A.R. of Sylvan Grove, and two daughters, Mrs. GRAHAM of Sylvan Grove and Mrs. HOUSTON of Missouri, to mourn his death. He was one of the early settlers, having settled near Sylvan Grove in 1870. He went through all the hardships of pioneer days. He lived to see the great plains of Kansas converted into beautiful farms. He was well known over Central Kansas. He was a devout Christian man, a member of the M.E. church. To the members of his bereaved family who mourn his departure, we join his many friends in extending sincerest sympathy.

(Submitted by Luci Baker of Seattle, WA -
BUZICK --- Henry S. BUZICK, Jr.
November 1, 1975....... Henry S. BUZICK, Jr., 93, Sylvan Grove, a long time figure in Kansas banking and ranching circles and a former state legislator, died Monday at the Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mr. BUZICK, who was chairman of the board of the Sylvan State Bank, Sylvan Grove, had been a banker since the age of 18 when he went to work in the bank founded by his father in 1892. He became its president in 1933 and was honored for 69 years of banking by the Kansas Bankers Association in 1972.
Mr. BUZICK was also active in Masonic affairs. He completed 70 years as a Mason in 1973 and the Sylvan Grove lodge honored him with a banquet. A 33rd degree Mason, he was grand Master of Kansas in 1938, was a member Salina Scottish and York Rite bodies, the grand chapter, council and commandery of Kansas Knights Templar and the Red Cross of Constantine. In 1928 he was potentate of the Isis Shrine, Saline.

Mr. BUZICK spent 20 years in the Kansas Legislature, serving in both the House and the Senate. He represented Lincoln County in the House of Representatives from 1931 to 1941 and was chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and Speaker of the House. In the Senate from 1941 to 1951 he was chairman of the committee on agriculture. Mr. BUZICK was born Feb. 13, 1882, at Sylvan Grove and was a lifelong resident of the community. He was a member of the Sylvan Grove Presbyterian Church. He continued active in farming and ranching operations with his son.

Surviving is the son, Lon, Sylvan Grove, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Pauline WALKER, Cambridge, Mass., a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sylvan Grove High School Auditorium. The Stiles Mortuary, Sylvan Grove, is in charge.

submitted by Luci J. Baker of Seattle, WA
Lincoln Republican November 17, 1904
"Ira C. Buzick Drops Dead"
This news came last Saturday by telegraph from St. Louis and signed by Charles DIMBLER. It was so sudden people could hardly believe it. But on Monday night Ira’s body arrived by the express and then further facts were received. Fifty miles this side of St Louis Ira was taken quite sick and seemed to recover some. No doctor was on the train. But they expected to see one in St Louis when they arrived. At the depot Ira walked alone without help but fell dead on the steps of the depot. A post mortum examination by the authorities revealed that poison from his kidneys had reached his heart and caused immediate death.
The funeral services were held at Lincoln at the home of his aged mother last Tuesday at 2pm. The county court adjourned and came. Many men were present and friends and relatives. After appropriate music H.C. BRADBURY the minister spoke on the text: Where-fore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ­ Heb. 12:1-2.
Ira C. BUZICK was born in Jefferson county Iowa June 23, 1841 and then to Oregon Mo. He came to Lincoln Co. Kansas in 1870 married Lilly FARRELL July 26, 1874. They have three children and one adopted. He was a man of remarkable Talents. He was county attorney in Holt county Mo. And went to the legislature from the same county. He was the first representative of Lincoln Co. to the Kansas legislature. As an attorney he had success as a criminal lawyer her was a ready speaker. He had one erring that more and more over came him: the demon of strong drink. When he trusted in God he overcame it and did much good: when in self he fell. God grant us all to pray "lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil." The Knights of Phytheas conducted the burial services at the grave.

(Submitted by Luci Baker of Seattle, WA -
Lincoln Republican Thursday, August 27, 1908 -- page 1
"Grandma Buzick Dead"
One of Lincoln county’s pioneers, a well known woman and mother of a prominent Lincoln county family, died at her home in this city Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.
Mary RUCHMAN was born in Vermillion county Ill, February 24, 1819. On October 29, 1839, she was united in marriage to H.S. BUZICK, a resident of the same county. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. BUZICK moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where they resided for some time, at length moving to Mound City, Mo. From here in 1870 they moved to Lincoln county, Kansas which has since been the home of the Buzick family. Eight children were born to this union, of whom but three survive the mother. They are Mrs. H.M. HOUSTON, of Mound City, MO., Mrs. Alice GRAHAM of this city and A.R. BUZICK of Sylvan Grove. Besides these the deceased has two aged sisters who reside in Iowa.
H.S. BUZICK, husband of the deceased departed this life September 20, 1903. Since that time Grandma BUZICK has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Alice GRAHAM. The remains were taken to Sylvan Grove Sunday afternoon where the funeral was held. The body was laid to rest in the Sylvan Grove cemetery.
(Submitted by Luci Baker of Seattle, WA -
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