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McADAMS --- Clarence McADAMS
Sylvan Grove Sentinel --- Thursday, August 4, 1887
"Funeral by Moonlight"---At Blue Stem, Russell County Kansas, on the night of the 2nd of August, 1887 when nearly all the people were asleep, excepting those who had come to the funeral, there wended slowly and with solemn tread a procession following the remains of little Clarence, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. McADAMS, aged 9 months and three days. Over the hills and across the valleys the strange weird-like train passed until we came to Blue Stem Cemetery, and there beneath the clear sky above, and the stars looking down upon the solemn scene we laid the precious dust to rest until God shall wake him in the resurrection home. [article written by Rev. B.F. McMillan]
Submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers. (No relation to us)
McCANLES - John J.
Lincoln Sentinel Republican, Nov. 21, 1946
--- Funeral service were held this Wednesday afternoon from the Lincoln Presbyterian church for John C. MCCANLES, 59, who passed away Sunday at his home in Kansas City following a short illness. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. William PFAUTZ and interment was made in the McCanles family lot in Lincoln cemetery.
Reared in Lincoln county, John McCanles was the son of pioneer Lincoln county settlers. His home had been in Kansas City for a number of years.
Nearest surviving relatives are his daughter, of Kansas City; two sisters, Maude LYSTER of Lincoln, and Mrs. Carter DAVIS of Tulsa, Okla., and one brother, Julian (Dune) MCCANLES, Archie, Missouri.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, May 8, 1958
---The unexpected passing of John J. McCurdy at the St. John's hospital in Salina Monday afternoon at about four o'clock, cast a pall of deep sorrow over his legion of friends, not only in Lincoln but throughout Kansas.
Mr. McCurdy had the misfortune to fall at his home last Saturday afternoon, striking his forehead against the door of the bathroom and cutting a deep gash which required the taking of some 14 stitches to close. He was taken to the Lincoln County hospital for emergency treatment and seemed to recover somewhat from the shock, but later Monday he was taken to the Salina hospital by ambulance. Mr. McCurdy had not been in the best of health for the past several months.
During his many years of law practice Mr. McCurdy gained a wide reputation throughout the state and was retained to represent clients in some of the notable law cases which attracted wide attention.
Being the son of pioneer citizens, naturally he had a deep respect for many of the famous characters of the old west. He had known Buffalo Bill Cody and Pawnee Bill Lillie intimately, but his real interests were in the exploits of Kit Carson, whose career, he felt, outshown the more glamorous showmanship of the Codys and the Lillies. In order to perpetuate the memory of Kit Carson, Mr. McCurdy was instrumental in inducing the state of New Mexico to make the Kit Carson park and museum a shrine as a permanent reminder of the famous frontiersman.
Probably no other man in this part of Kansas had a more varied and exciting career than John J. McCurdy. The son of pioneer citizens he spent most of his life in Lincoln and few living residents had a more intimate knowledge of Lincoln county's history and who participated in many of the stirring events that marked the development of the community from a frontier existence to its present opulence.
One of the events of his early life which he always delighted in recalling was when he taught school in the rural schools of the conty in order to make enough money to attend law school. Having completed this mission he set sail for Washington, D.C., where he entered Georgetown university in that city, hobnobbed with some of the notable statesmen of the time, graduated from law school and then returned to Lincoln to practice his profession.
Mr. McCurdy had spent much time and energy the past few years in making the Kit Carson shrine a reality and had placed historical material in the museum which will not only remain to perpetuate the memory of Kit Carson but will also put in retrospect the intense interest placed in the old west by our own John J. McCurdy, and the part played in it by Kit Carson.
Another of Mr. McCurdy's interests was his patriotic services to his country, and one of his prize possessions was his discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve, which was presented to him in April 1953 for his honest and faithful service.
The funeral services for Mr. McCurdy will be held Thursday evening with a mass at 8 o'clock at the Hall Chapel, and final services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic church on Friday morning at 9 o'clock, and the remains will be taken to Taos, New Mexico, where internment will be made in one of the Kit Carson lots. Survivors are his sisters, Mrs. Agnes Seaman, Pueblo, Colo., and Mary McCurdy, also of Pueblo, and one nephew, Bernard J. Seaman and his family of Pueblo. (Although the obituary doesn't give his date of birth, John McCurdy was born in 1875.)

Lincoln Sentinel, June 5, 1902
---Mrs. J.J. McELHENY died Tuesday afternoon, from a complication of diseases.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 27 March 1958
---Beulah (WALLS) MCFARLAND, daughter of Thomas and Emma WALLS, pioneer residents of Lincoln County, was born Oct. 2 1885 at Lincoln, Kansas and departed this life March 17, 1958 at the Good Samaritan Home at Ellsworth, Kansas; age 72 years, 5 months and 15 days. On october 29, 1905 she was united in marriage to George MCFARLAND. All of their married life was spent in the Westfall community. Her husband preceded her in death on June 21, 1953. She is survived by four children: Mrs. Roy WHITE, Lincoln; Mrs Dale PERCIVAL, Glen Rock, New Jersey; Emmett MCFARLAND, Winfield, Kansas; and Delmar MCFARLAND, Tulsa, Oklahoma. [Also surviving are] Three sisters, Mrs. Roy MCFARLAND, Mrs. Ionia WALTERS, and Mrs. Uzillah DONLEY, all of Lincoln. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, March 12 from the Hall Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Roy HENDRICKSON in charge. Interment was in Lincoln Cemetary.
Submitted by Scott Holl
McGEARY --- Henry S. McGeary
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct. 30, 1947
---Henry Solomon McGeary was born Oct. 23, 1871, at Waverly, Iowa, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGeary. He passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 1947, just two days after his 76th birthday.
When he was two years old, the McGeary family moved to Lincoln county and the father took a homestead two miles southwest of the old Colbert store. Here Henry grew to manhood.
As a young man he bought the farm adjoining his father's land and spent the remainder of his life on that farm. He had never married.
About two months ago, Mr. McGeary suffered a paralytic stroke and was taken to the Ellsworth hospital. He partially recovered and was able to be brought to Lincoln where he spent his remaining days in the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie Kindlesparger.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1908 and by his father in 1929, but he is the first of four children to depart from this life. Suriving are his sister, Mrs. Annie Kindlesparger; two brothers, Charlie McGeary of Lincoln, and Eber McGeary of Beverly; a number of nieces and nephews and more distant relatives.
Funeral services were held from the Congregational Christian Church Monday afternoon with Rev. R.L. Hendrickson in charge. Interment was made in Hammer cemetery.
McGEARY --- Thomas Wilson McGEARY
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, March 7, 1929
---Thomas Wilson McGEARY was born at Pittsburgh, Penn., on June 9, 1846, departed this life at the home of Henry McGEARY at Lincoln Feb. 27, 1929. He lived in Pennsylvania until the age of 16 when he moved from there to Shebrock, Iowa, where he was married to Theodoria Ann BISHOP, Feb. 1864. Mrs. McGEARY passed away April 26, 1908.
To this union four children were born who survive to mourn his departure. They are: Henry and Charlie of Lincoln, and Eber and Annie of Beverly. Ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. [Buried in Hammer Cemetery]

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 12, 1942
This obituary encompasses three deaths: Lon McKinney, Mrs. J.K. (Rebecca) Stevenson and William Feldkamp.
---Within a period of 24 hours, three persons in or near Lincoln died early this week.
Lon McKinney passed away early Monday morning at the county farm where he had been cared for the last few days of his life.
Mrs. J.K. Stevenson, a resident of Lincoln since 1877, died at 9 o'clock Monday evening at her home.
William Feldkamp, living south of Vesper, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning.
All three had been in ill health the last several weeks. Funeral arrangements for Mr. McKinney and Mr. Feldkamp have not be completed. Mrs. Stevenson's funeral is to be held this Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Lincoln Presbyterian church of which she was a member. The minister, Dr. R.L. VANCE, will be in charge.
Mrs. Stevenson was born Rebecca CRAWFORD at Williamsport, Pa., Oct. 6, 1856. She was one of 15 children, four girls and 11 boys, born to her parents. In 1877 she came to Lincoln but returned to Pennsvylania to spend several months with an uncle and aunt, finally coming back to this community in 1878 to spend the remainder of her life. Five years later, in 1883, she was married to Jesse Stevenson and they established their home west and north of Lincoln, living there until they retired to Lincoln which remained home.
Although she was 86 years of age, Mrs. Stevenson remained active until five weeks ago when she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered. Her condition gradually became more critical until the end. She is survived by two children, a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Hower of Denison, Kan.; a son, T.c. Stevenson, living on the homestead farm northwest of Lincoln. Her husband and a son, Frank, preceded her in death.
Mc. McKinney had been an invalid for the past few years and had been cared for in Sylvan Gorve until recent months. When no one could be found to care for him, Mr. McKinney was taken to the county farm.
Mr. Feldkamp was one of the well known early day settlers of the south Vesper community. In failing health for nearly five years, he was taken critically ill two weeks ago. He is survived by two children, Miss Lenora Feldkamp and Frank Feldkamp, both of the home, and by four brothers and two sisters, Fred Feldkamp, Louis Feldkamp, Lincoln; Ed Feldkamp, Plainville; August Feldkamp, Natoma; Mrs. Barney Dohe, Mrs. Henry Huehl, Lincoln.


MANTZ --- Maria Weichel
San Francisco Morning Call, September 23, 1890, Page 8, Col. 5
---MANTZ --In Alameda, September 20, Maria, beloved wife of John Mantz and mother of Mrs. Benjamin Wurthman, a native of Bavaria, aged 45 years, 2 months and 2 days.
(NOTE: This is Maria Weichel, kidnapped by the Indians in the raid of 1869. Other info: b. JUL-18-1845, d. SEP-20-1890, Alameda, Alameda County, California)

MARKLEY --- Ernest William MARKLEY
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 6, 1955
---Ernest William Markley, son of Joseph and Bo Anna (Keen) Markley, was born March 20, 1895, in Mitchell county, Kansas, and departed this life Dec. 21, 1954, attaining. the age of 59 years, nine months and one day.
Ernest grew to manhood and attended schools in the Barnard community. As a lad Ernest was converted to the Christian faith and in 1931 entered into the fellowship of the Congregational Christian church of Lincoln, Kansas, where he remained a member until his death. Having resided five miles north of Lincoln for the past 34 years, Ernest was a farmer and derived much pleasure from watching things grow. Even though Ernest had a handicap of hearing for many years, he bore this affliction patiently. His utmost thought in life was the welfare of his family and friends.
He was united in marriage to Jennie E. McKinney on November 12, 1917, at Hugo, Colo. To this union were born nine children, seven sons and two daughters, two of whom preceded him in death--Max Marion, who died in infancy, and Kenneth James, a first lieutenant fighter-pilot, who was killed in World War II. Leaving to mourn his early departure are his loving and devoted wife and seven children: Howard William, Salina; Wilton Roscoe, Vesper; June Maxine Hanneman, Lincoln, Beth Elaine Wirth, Waldo; Ernest Junior, Lindsborg; Larry Phil and Richard Eugene of the home, three daughters-in-law; two sons-in law; and eleven grandchildren. One sister, Ida Douglas, Garden City, Kansas; four brothers, Charles and Riley, Denver, Colorado; Harry, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Bert, Ontario, California, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, March 3, 1932
---Joseph MARKLEY was born at Ellisville, Fulton county, Ill., Jan. 26, 1856, and died at his home in Brush, Colo., Feb. 23, 1932, aged 76 years and 27 days.
He came to Kansas with his parents in 1869, locating in Mitchell county, on what is now known as the Wear ranch.
He was united in marriage to Boanna KEEN, Oct. 29, 1878. There were 11 children born to them, of whom eight are now living, namely: Mrs Ida DOUGLASS of Garden City, Kan.; Mrs. Lydia GOULDIN of Barnard; Charles and John of Brush, Colo.; Riley, Ernest and Bert of Lincoln; Harry of Sand Springs, Okla.; also 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Meda SCOGGINS and Mrs. Lydia MOORE, and John MARKLEY, all of Hood River, Ore.
Mr. Markley lived in Lincoln county many years, most of the time on the farm where Edgar PIERCE now lives.
About a year after the death of his wife in 1919, he moved to Brush, Colo, where he engaged in the hotel business until the time of his death.
Interment was in the Union Valley cemetery, southwest of Barnard.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 12, 1944
---Messages have been received from the War Department informing nearest relatives that First Lieutenant Kenneth J. Markley was killed in action over Germany Aug. 27, and that Private Darrell Howard was killed in action Aug. 31, somewhere in France. Both had previously been reported as missing.
Lieutenant Markley, born Jan. 22, 1921, had spent all of his life in Lincoln county. He attended Lincoln high school and was graduated with the class of 1938. During his school career he was active in football track, and basketball, winning a letter in football his senior year. Following his graduation, Kenneth assisted his father, E. W. Markley, with farming operations and then entered the teaching profession, teaching at district 29. He enlisted in the Air Forces Enlisted Reserve at Ft. Riley June 2?, 1942. Called to report for training as an Aviation Cadet. Kenneth was sent to Thunderbird Field and Luke Field Arizona, receiving the silver wings an air forces fighter pilot at Luke Field, Phoenix, Oct. 1, 1943. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and transferred to California for additional training in a P-39. Lieutenant Markley received his promotion as First Lieutenant the first of August this year. He had been overseas since early April, being stationed in England until the first of August when he was sent to France. He was a fighter pilot, flying a P-38 with the Ninth Air Force and had completed 34 missions over enemy territory. Mrs. Markley and their son, Gary James, make their home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Herman. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Markley, also live near Lincoln.

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, September 17, 1936
Max Marion, son of Ernest and Jennie MARKLEY, was born September 9th, 1936, in the home of his parents, northwest of Lincoln. He departed life after having lived but four hours. He leaves to mourn his death his father, mother, four brothers and two sisters. A short service was held at the graveside, Thursday, conducted the Rev. B. S. BARTON. The body was laid to rest in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.
MARSH - Minnie (Mrs. Lewis)
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Dec. 16, 1943
--- Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lincoln Methodist church for Mrs. Lewis R. MARSH [submitter's note: nee Minnie LEWICK] of the Westfall neighborhood who died at her home Monday morning following a heart attack. Mrs. Marsh's death was entirely unexpected and a great shock to relatives and friends.
Born in Center county, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Lincoln county for many years. She reached the age of 72 years and is survived by her husband of the home, and by three children, Mrs. J.E. PRICE, Dwight, Kansas; Miss Kate MARSH, of the home, and Cpl. Robert MARSH, stationed at Pyote, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh had the pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary last year.
The Rev. C.M. Nutter will conduct the final rites Thursday afternoon and burial will be made in Lincoln cemetery.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton [note: this is my great aunt. I can be reached at]

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, July 14, 1966
--- D.B. MARSHALL Jr. died Sunday at the Ellsworth Veterans Memorial Hospital following an illness of several days.
Born March 16, 1917, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln. Ben, as he was known to all his friends, was a graduate of the University of Kansas and the K.U. School of Law.
Ben was president of the Saline Valley Bank for many years. Mr. Marshall also served 2-year terms in the Kansas legislature. During the 1955 session, he was Republican floor leader. He served as county attorney of Lincoln county from 1941 to 1943 and from 1946 to 1949. He also served as mayor of Lincoln for several years.
Ben was a veteran of World War II having served three years in the Navy, with 22 months service in the Pacific.
Survivors include the widow, Jean of the home; two daughters, Susan and Ann, both of the home; two sons, Lt. Daniel Benjamin Marshall III, Chula Vista, Calif., and John of the home; his mother, Mrs. D.B. Marshall Sr., Lincoln, and a sister, Mrs. Richard A. ERICKSON, Kansas City.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at the Hall Memorial chapel, the Rev. Douglas BARNES officiating. Burial was in the Lincoln cemetery.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton [note: no relation]

MARSHALL --- Daniel Benjamin MARSHALL, Jr.
from: SENATE AND HOUSE JOURNALS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, 45th Biennial Session, Topeka, January 10 to April 21, 1967.
page 481---
"House Resolution No. 1033--- A Resolution Relating to the Death of D. B. Marshall. Jr."
Whereas D. B. MARSHALL, Jr., a former member of the House of Representatives, passed away July 10, 1966, at Ellsworth, Kansas. He was forty-nine (49) years of age; and

Whereas, Mr. MARSHALL was born March 16, 1917, in Lincoln, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Law School, from which he graduated. He served three (3) years with the United States Navy in World War II, with twenty-two (22) months overseas.

He was married to the former Jean Bailey. They had four children, D.B. Marshall III, John Marshall, Susan and Ann.

Mr. MARSHALL was Lincoln County Attorney from January, 1941, to March 1943, and mayor of Lincoln, Kansas, from April, 1947, to April, 1959, and April, 1963, to April, 1965, and was a councilman from April, 1961, to April, 1963.

He was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kansa Bar Association, Kansas Bankers Association, Lincoln Lions Club, serving as president in 1948, and was a member of Alpha Nu chapter of Beta Theta Pi at K.U. He was president of the Saline Valley Bank from 1949 to 1966; and

Whereas, D. B Marshall, Jr., served as a member of the House of Representatives from the 1953 through the 1960 budget session...
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Aug. 27, 1964
---Henry L. MASTELLAR, 65, a lifelong Barnard resident, died Tuesday at his rural home.
Mr. MASTELLAR was born Sept. 30, 1898, at Barnard.
Survivors include the widow, May E., of the home; two sons, William W., [???] and Henry G., Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Madonna B. RATHBURN, Barnard, and Mrs. Rose Lee JUDD, Beverly; a sister, Mrs. Louisa E. BOADWAY, Pampa, Texas; a brother, Boyd W., Barnard, and five grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Barnard Methodist church, the Rev. W. D. RUBLE officiating. Burial was in the Milo cemetery.

MEAD --- Anna Rebecca Harbaugh MEAD
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 5, 1931
---Anna Rebecca HARBAUGH was born on May 16, 1867, at Sabillsville, Md., daughter of Geo. and Matilda HARBAUGH. In her early girlhood her parents moved near Vesper, where she spent many years of her life. On June 27, 1886 she was united in marriage to Daniel TWIBELL of Sylvan Grove. To this union was born five children, a son, dying in infancy and four daughters, all living; Mrs. W.E. BAKER, Midian, Ks., Mrs. E.G. FLOREA, Russell, Ks., Mrs. C.R. BOLLIER, Alamosa, Colo., and Mrs. R.R. MONTAGUE, Florence, Ks.; ten grandchildren. Other relatives surviving are one brother, J.E. HARBAUGH, Vesper; two sisters, Mrs. Will BRUMBAUGH, Vesper, and Mrs. Ida McCORMICK, Lincoln. On Sept. 29, 1915, she was married to B.H. MEAD, Sylvan Grove. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1931. Mrs. MEAD has been in ill health since July and passed away oct. 16, 1931 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Montague, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 1 day. [Buried Vesper]
MELLOR --- Louisa G. Wolcott VanAlstine MELLOR
Lincoln Sentinel, July 5, 1906
---Louisa C. WOLCOTT was born in Chataqua county, New York, April 25, 1832, and died at her home six miles northeast of Lincoln, Kan., June 29, 1906, at 11:20 p.m., aged 74 years, 2 months and 4 days.
At five years of age she moved with her parents near Milwaukee, Wis. In 1848 her parents moved to Winnebago county, Illinois, where on Aug. 26, 1849, she was united in marriage to Henry VANALSTINE. From there about 1851 she with her husband moved to Clayton county, Iowa, where seven girls and two boys were born to his union. In 1877 she came with her husband and a part of their children to Lincoln county, Kan., where her husband died Feb. 6, 1889. Some years remaining a widow she saw many hardships. And on the 20th of March, 1903, she married Thomas MELLOR who with two of her sisters, three brothers, one of her sons, six of her daughters and a host of friends remain to mourn their loss.
METZ --- Daniel Swihart METZ
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct. 30, 1947
---Daniel Swihart Metz, one of seven children of Eli and Sarah Metz, was born in Defiance county, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1861. He died Oct. 26, 1947, the last of his generation, having reached the age of 86 years, eight months and 18 days.
At an early age he moved with his parents to Ray County, Missouri, where he grew to manhood. He came to Lincoln County, Kansas in 1885 and settled on a farm two miles east of Lincoln where he lived continuously for forty years. There he was living when on May 19th, 1892, he married Nellie C. Melrose, there his children were born and reared and spent "the happiest years of his life." and that bit of earth to the time of his death, was to him, hallowed soil. He retired from active farming in 1925 and established a home in Lincoln. His wife, a companion of fifty years died March 21, 1942.
All during his active years he took part in the worthwhile affairs of his community and was keenly interested in politics. He was a man of strong convictions and few men ever held more firmly to those things he believed to be right or was quicker to challenge those things he believed to be wrong. He was rigid and unbending to all that was sinister and bad in government, in morals or human conduct but recognized and appreciated every good act of his fellowmen.
He is survived by all of his five children; four daughters, Mrs. Belle Livingood. Mrs. Florence Cromwell. Minnie Metz and Perl (sic) Metz, and one son, Theodore M. Metz, all of Lincoln: also eleven grand children and two great grand children and other relatives. Dan Metz, and others of his kind, will be missed by a world fast losing his qualities of ruggedness, industry, intergrity and a great faith that right and honorable living can quiet a troubled world.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, from the Lincoln Methodist Church, with the Rev. Burton A. Lovelady in charge. Interment was made in Lincoln Cemetery.
METZ, Theodore M.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct. 16, 1997
--- Theodore M. METZ, 96, Lincoln, died Sunday, October 12, 1997, at Lincoln.
He was born July 6, 1901, in Lincoln County and was a lifetime area resident. He was a lawyer for 60 years and a member of Lincoln United Methodist Church, Lincoln Lions Club, Kansas Bar Association and Northwest Kansas Bar Association. He was a former Lincoln County attorney and Lincoln County commissioner. He served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma, Lincoln; a son Dan, Lincoln; a daughter, Peggy RASMUSSEN, Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, at Harrison Hall Funeral Home, Lincoln, the Rev. Tom WALSH officating. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton [note: no relation]

METZGER - Pierce
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 18, 1940
--- Lincoln friends, at one time neighbors of the Metzger family in the Ash Grove community, received word last week of the death of Pierce METZGER, 64, prominent business and political figure, who died January 6 at his winter home in Windmere, Florida. His home was at Cleveland, Ohio, and his death in Florida was entirely unexpected.
In his boyhood, Metzger attended the public school in the Ash Grove district of Lincoln county, later attending the Kansas Christian college in Lincoln, from which he was graduated. He later attended a business college in Salina and then taught four terms of school in Lincoln county in the Cedron, Orange and Pottersburg districts. Leaving this community, he went east to carve out a future in the business and political field. He succeeded. At the time of his death he was head of the insurance firm of Metzger-Congwer-Metzger.
Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Jessie JONES, and other relatives, many of whom live in this section of Kansas.
METZGER was born near Chicago, but when he was nine years old the parents moved to Colorado, then to Lincoln. He left here about 40 years ago.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: no relation).

Lincoln County Beacon, April 29, 1886
---At Lincoln, Kansas, April 22, 1886, Mrs. Rachel Ann Metzger, at the age of 41 years, 5 months and 15 days. Born in Lycoming,county, Pa., Nov. 7, 1884. Married to Mr. Solomon Metzger 20 years ago. Mrs. Metzger died peacefully, trusting in Christ. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, on the day following her death, Rev. W.D. officiating. The remains were taken to the Lincoln cemetery, where they now rest awaiting the last summons of the dead.
MILLER --- Arthur Lee MILLER
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, October 15, 1936
---Arthur Lee MILLER of near Barnard passed away at the Beloit Community hospital at 10:20 o'clock, Tuesday, October 6th. He was born on February 24, 1874, at Alexandria, Indiana, and came to Kansas in 1886. He was married to Electa NORTON October 23, 1903. Two children, with the mother, survive. The children are Mrs. Colene LEONHARD, Hunter, and Joseph Lee MILLER, Barnard. Also one foster daughter, Thanet WRIGHT of Barnard. Three sisters and one brother also mourn his death: Mrs. Minnie SALES, Beloit, Mrs. Katherine FOUTS, Wichita, Mrs. Jessie YOHE, Newton and one brother, Willard MILLER, Concordia.
Mr. MILLER had been engaged in farming. He enjoyed good health but was taken suddenly ill, Sunday, October 4. He grew steadily worse and was taken to the Beoit Hospital, Monday where an operation for gall stones was performed. He died shortly after the operation..... Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Barnard with Rev. J. H. REYNOLDS in charge. Burial was in the Milo Cemetery.

submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.
MILLER --- Ruthie Rosella MILLER
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Dec. 9, 1926
---Ruthie Rosella MILLER was born in Gage Co., Neb., Jan. 31, 1866, and passed away at her home in Lincoln Dec. 6, 1926, being at the time of her death 60 years, 10 months and 5 days.
At the age of 9 years she removed with her parents to Missouri where they lived 12 years, coming to Ellsworth Co. in March '85 where she taught her first school. She came to Lincoln County 32 years ago, where she taught four terms in rural schools, 17 years in Lincoln and 8 years in Beverly grades, then was elected to the office of Conty Superintendent in Nov. 1920 which duties she diligently and faithfully performed until about 1 month ago was compelled to give up work on account of her health. … She leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Dana, her parents and brother having passed on before. … Interment in Lincoln cemetery.

MONTGOMERY --- Charles Edwin
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct 11, 1934
---Charles Edwin, eldest son of Robert and Eliza Montgomery was born at Dary, New Hampshire on February 7, 1853. and after a lingering illness and much suffering, his God called him to come rest where pain and sorrow is on [sic] more, at his home at Prairie Grove on Sunday September 23, 1934, aged 81 years, 7 months and 16 days.
At the age of one with his parents and one sister moved to Iowa, where 17 years of his life was spent, then hearing the call of Kansas the family migrated to the great plains state where they found the endless prairie beckoning for strong hands and plow men and families that any price could glimpse in the future the homes as are today. The willingness to apply self and plenty of courage stand as a testimony of their sterling worth. Having lived in this immediate community the past 62 years truly we can say he is one who through privations, faithful labors, loneliness, hopes long deferred, helped win the deserved fruitfulness, the plains to beauty.
He was united in marriage to Rachel Pfaff on August 4th, 1880. To this union seven children were born, Robert and Nellie preceding him in death, surviving are Fran of Arnold, Andy of Ransom, Atha of Winona, Roy [Ray] and Lora of Lincoln, Kansas, 13 grandchildren, 1 stepdaughter Ida, 2 brothers, Edd of Salina, George of Lincoln, 4 sisters, Mrs. J.D. Fancher, Lincoln, Mrs. Mary Potter, Mrs. A. A> Krugg of Coffeyville and Mrs. R.F. Herman of Abilene, many nieces and nephews, he will be greatly missed by all.
Interment in the Prairie Grove cemetery.
Lincoln Sentinel Republican, April 3, 1947
---George Montgomery, a resident of Lincoln county for more than 76 years, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lincoln shortly before 11 o'clock Saturday night. Death resulted from a health [sic] attack. Born in Iowa February 2, 1869, George Montgomery came to Lincoln county in 1873 with his parents, Robert and Eliza Montgomery, locating on a farm in the Prairie Grove community. This farm remained his home until about 1914 when he moved to Lincoln with his mother who died three years later, October 17, 1917. George was one of 12 children in the family, all except one of whom have preceded him in death. His sister Mrs. Carrie Herman of Abilene, is the nearest surviving relative. There are numerous nephews and nieces who will mourn their loss. Funeral services were held for Mr. Montgomery this Wednesday afternoon from the Lincoln Methodist church of which he was a faithful and conscientious member. The service was conducted by the Rev. B. A. Lovelady and interment was made in the Prairie Grove cemetery. Born of a pioneer family George Montgomery lived to see this section of Kansas develop from wide and open prairie into a section of thriving farms and cities. His parents had migrated from the New England states to Iowa at about the time of the Civil War so that their children were truly reared in a home where pioneering was an important factor. In the great prairie fire of March 13, 1879, Robert Montgomery, the father, and a son, Bobby, lost their lives. In the same fire, the Montgomery home and all their belonging were destroyed. It was a tragedy never to be forgotten.
Lincoln Sentinel-Repbublican, 5 August 1937
Hardships of Pioneer Days Well Known to Her
Rachel Melville MCKINNEY was born at Knoxville, Iowa on November 16th, 1835 and departed this life on July 27, 1937 at her home northwest of Lincoln, Kansas at the age of 81 y 8 m and 11 days. As a small girl she moved from her birthplace with her parents to northeast Missouri, locating near Hamburg, were she grew to womanhood. In the fall of 1873 she was united in marriage to Isaac PFAFF and the young couple came west to Kansas, locating on a farm 12 miles northwest of Lincoln. Three children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. Mr. PFAFF lost his life in a prairie fire that swept this community in 1879.

On August 4th. 1880 she was married a second time to Charles E. MONTGOMERY and they lived on a farm in the Prairie Grove neighborhood until his passing in September 1934. She continued to make this farm her home until her death on Tuesday this week. This union was blessed with four sons and three daughters, one son, Robert, passing at the age of three years, and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie LESSOR who died in 1913 leaving two small children, Viola and Blaine LESSOR, who made their home with their grandparents for several years.

She is survived by her children Mrs. Ida HOWELL, Ray MONTGOMERY, Mrs. Lora NELSON, all of Lincoln, Kansas; L. F. MONTGOMERY of Arnold, Kansas; Andrew MONTGOMERY of Ransom, Kansas; Mrs. Atha JONES of Winona, Kansas; two brothers and one sister, Will MCKINNEY and Mrs. Delilah POUNDS of Vesper Kansas, Lon MCKINNEY of Lincoln, Kansas; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, besides more distant relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Prairie Grove Church. Neighbors and friends of the family carried the body to the last resting place in the Prairie Grove cemetery.

Typed from source newspaper article, edited and submitted by Robert "Buck" JONES, 5609 SW 23rd St., Topeka, Kansas,66614
MOORE --- Hazel Nimmons
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, June 18, 1964
---Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Hazel Nimmons MOORE, who passed away recently in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 79.
Mrs. MOORE was born in Plymouth, Ohio, but spent much of her early life in Kansas. She was graduated from Lincoln High School and later the family moved to Salina. Her husband, David R. MOORE, passed away unexpectedly on a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a Shrine convention.
Left with two small sons, Mrs. MOORE put them through school and then moved to Seattle in 1941.
She was a retired Issaquah school teacher.
Services for Mrs. MOORE were held in Seattle Monday, June 8, at 3 o'clock p.m., followed by cremation.
Survivors are two sons, David MOORE of Edmonds, and Daniel J. MOORE of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Ruth STEVENSON of Glendale, Calif., and five grandchildren. Two brothers, Freling and Tom NIMMONS, preceded her in death.

MOORE --- Martha Ann
Lincoln Sentinel, April 27, 1905
---After two months of helplessness from a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Martha Ann MOORE, wife of Harry R. MOORE, Lincoln county Kansas. All care was taken for her recovery. She was brought to the Lincoln sanitarium, and her daughter Winnie came from her home in New Jersey to minister to her. Her husband and the doctor did all they could, and at one time they had strong hopes of her recovery, but on April 21, she fell asleep in death.
She was born in Fulton county, Ohio, 61 years ago, and moved to Illinois when only 5 years of age, and lived in Peoria. The Moores came to Kansas City in '68, and to Lincoln county, Kansas in '83, and settled on a lovely farm on Spring Creek. She leaves one sister at Pittsburg, Kansas. Her brother, husband and daughter are now with us. She lived for those she loved and was the life of her beautiful home. She had some very near and true friends. She was very cheerful and loved the bright side of life. A great reader. She sought after the jewels of gold and silver and despised the false.

[Submitted by Tracee Hamilton. I am not related to this person.]
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, June 14, 1973
--- Mrs. May MORRICAL, 91, Beverly, died Saturday at the Rock City Manor rest center, Minneapolis.
She was born in Illinois Nov. 16, 1881, and had lived in Beverly since she was 4 years old. She had lived at the Rest Home the past 1 1/2 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eva HANSEN, Beverly, a grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Hall Mortuary, Lincoln, the Rev. Harlan RITTGERS officiating. Burial was in the Beverly Cemetery.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: no relation).

MORRIS --- Orivlle W. MORRIS
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, September 24, 1936
---Orville W. MORRIS, a veteran of the Spanish American War, died early Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Dan HAROLD, death being due to heart disease. Although he had been in poor health for some time, his death was unexpected. Very little is known of Mr. MORRIS' life and if he had relatives, he never spoke of them. For more than a year he had made his home with the HAROLD family, coming to Lincoln from Barnard, where he had resided for several years. He was a man of about 63 years of age.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Harold home with the Rev. J. R. WONDER, pastor of the Lincoln Methodist Church in charge. Keith HUNTER and Frank PEDROJA, Jr. played a hymn as a cornet duet, the music being very appropriate to the simple rites. At the Lincoln Cemetery where internment was made, the Lincoln County Post of the American legion was in carge, burying Mr. MORRIS with the impressive military service.

submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.
MORTON ­ Mrs. Sherman MORTON
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican -- Dec. 28, 1944
--- Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Beverly Methodist Church for Mrs. Sherman MORTON who died at her home in Beverly Monday. Although she had not been in good health, Mrs. Morton had been up and around until she suffered a severe heart attack Christmas day. Friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
MOSS --- [Child] MOSS
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday, September 2, 1880.
--- (From Pinon area local news section of paper) One of the children of Mr. Charles MOSS living opposite Rocky Point, below Paris, was buried on Wednesday evening.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this death notice while looking through the paper.)
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican Thursday, August 28, 1941
---Emma M. RASMUSSEN, daughter of Andrew and Ane RASMUSSEN, was born on the pioneer farm of her parents near Denmark, Kansas, May 8, 1876, and departed this life in Asbury Hospital at Salina, Kansas, August 19, 1941, at the age of 65 years, three months and 11 days.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Denmark Lutheran Church, retaining her membership throughout her life. On April 29, 1906, she was married to Christian MUNCH of Lincoln and it was in this city they have spent their entire married life. One of a family of six children, Mrs. MUNCH was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Ida KINTZEL and Mrs. Minnie BOGH. Surviving are her brother, Emil RASMUSSEN of Lincoln, and her sisters, Mrs, Maggie JENSEN of Solvang, California, Mrs. Julia NAUMAN of Denmark, Kansas.

Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon, August 22at 1 o'clock ..... Burial was made in the Denmark Cemetery. Pallbearers were F. W. MEYER, E. R. LIGGETT, Paul SWANSON, Alvin WALTERS, J. W. DODDS, H. P. NIELSEN. During the hour of the service from the home in Lincoln, business houses in Lincoln remained closed and the vest bower of flower attested to the high esteem of the many friends and acquaintances of the family....
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this death notice while looking through the paper.)

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 18, 1940
--- John MURRAY, 75, passed away at his home in Barnard Tuesday, January 2, his death due to heart disease. He had been in poor health for two years and in the last year had lost his eyesight. He had to have constant care.
Funeral services were held Thursday monring at 10:30 o'clock from the Catholic church in Delphos conducted by Father KOEPERICK of Minneapolis. Burial was in the Delphos Catholic cemetery. Six nephews acted as pallbearers. They were J.C. MURRAY, W.B. MURRAY, George MURRAY, Fulton and Chester BRO and George HOLLAND.
Mr. Murray, who came to Kansas from Illinois in 1974, settled in Jewell county, coming to the Barnard community in 1892. Since 1919, Mr. and Mrs. MURRAY made their home in Barnard.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Marcella C. MURRAY, and four children, Kate GRIFFIN of Barnard, Anne CRUMRINE, Mary COZAD and Lenora CROM, all of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Other survivors include 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother and four sisters.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (no relation).

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