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WHALEN - Margaret
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct. 5, 1939
--- Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Patrick's Catholic church for Mrs. Margaret WHALEN who died September 29 in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, following a three-year illness.
Mrs. WHALEN, the widow of John Whalen, former Lincoln merchant, had been employed for 17 years as vocational training instructor in the public schools at Kansas City. When she became ill, she was forced to relinquish her beloved work and for the past two years made her home in Wichita with her daughter, Mrs. J.E. WOLFE. She was 71 years of age at the time of her death.
Surviving are three daughters and one son, Mrs. WOLFE of Wichita, Mrs. C.F. FORGERTY of New York City, Mrs. D.J. HEALY of Kansas City, and John WHALEN Jr. of New York City. Other relatives include nephews and nieces, among them Mrs. Fred RYAN of Lincoln.
There are many here who remember the Whalen family. The funeral, which was conducted by Rev. Father MULVIHILL, assisted by Rev. John FITZGERALD of Herington, was largely attended by former friends and acquaintances. Among the out of town relatives here for the rites were Mrs. Owen MULLOY, James and Helen MULLOY, Mr. and Mrs. Bill RYAN, Dean RYAN, Mrs. Carin and Helen of Salina; Frank MULLOY, James MULLOY of Kansas City, Miss Kathleen RYAN of Wichita, Kate KELLEY, Dr. and Mrs. J.E. WOLFE of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. HEALY of Kansas City.
Interment was in St. John's cemetery, Vesper, beside her husband who died December 4, 1920.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton [note: possible relation, would like to hear from descendants;].

WHITE --- Daisy Violet
The Barnard Bee, October 5, 1933
---Mrs. Geo. R. WHITE passed away at the family home in this city Friday evening, Sept. 29th, after a lingering illness, at the age of 53 years, 4 months and 23 days.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon, the services being conducted at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. H. REYNOLDS, assisted by Rev. A. D. HALL. The services were largely attended, the many friends of the deceased assembling to pay their last respects to her memory. The Baptist male quartet furnished the music at the services. Interment was made in the Milo cemetery.
Daisy Violet PERSONETT was born near Belleville, May 6, 1880. She was united in marriage to George R. WHITE of Milo on November 11, 1915 and they made their home there until October, 1920 when they moved to this city which has since been the family home.
At the age of 18 years she united with the Christian church and remained a faithful member of that denomination until called home.
She had been in failing health for more than a year past and while she suffered much she was very patient and resigned in her suffering, having her faith established in the hope eternal and was ready to answer the summons to come home when called. She was a loving wife and also a very loving mother and kind neighbor, ever ready to help in many and various ways. She will be sadly missed by all with whom she was acquainted.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her aged father, Isreal PERSONETT; her husband; four stepsons -- Ross and Earl of Barnard, Joseph of Wichita and Herbert of Osborne; one step-daughter, Mrs. Annie WRIGHT of Friona, Texas; four brothers, Joseph PERSONETT of Kansas City, Kans., Guiles, of Litchfield, IL., Arthur of Monette, Wash., and Merton of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen COLEMAN of Belleville and Mrs. Rhetta TOUSLEY of Kansas City, MO. A host of friends mourn her passing.
The sincerest sympathy of the entire community is extended the family in their sad bereavement.
Submitted by Stefanie Hatfield,

[Newspaper and page number unknown. Dated Thursday, Jan. 19, 1939.]
---Albert WHITMAN, son of John C and Elizabeth [HACKETT] WHITMAN, was born in Bureau county, Illinois, February 11, 1872, and departed this life at his home in Sylvan Grove January 13, 1939, aged 66 years, 11 months and two days.
When a small boy, he moved with his parents to Bedford, Iowa, where they resided two years. In 1878 they moved to Jewell county, Kansas where they resided until 1885, when they moved to Lincoln County, near Vesper. Later they moved into the Pottersburg community.

He was united in marriage on April 8, 1903 to Mrs Carrie CHRISTIANSEN at Ash Grove. He lived in this section during the remainder of his life, except about 15 years in Salina and about three years in Trego county. His wife proceeded him in death in August 1938. He leaves to mourn his death one brother, Jerry Whitman of Seibert, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Norman COFFMAN of Sylvan Grove; five step-sons and two step-daughters, who are Frank CHRISTIANSEN of Ash Grove, George CHRISTIANSEN of Wakeeney, Wallace CHRISTIANSEN of Fort Riley, Harry CHRISTIANSEN of Paola, Alfred CHRISTIANSEN of Sylvan Grove, Mrs. Mabel BROWN of Hunter and Mrs Ann CONDE of Salina; and six grandchildren, five neices and one nephew.

The funeral services were held in the Ash Grove church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev Gerald FITZGERALD of Sylvan Grove officiating. Interment was in the Spillman cemetery.
Submitted by: Lori Graff, PO Box 171, Marienthal, KS 67863 -
[Newpaper and page number unknown.]
---Funeral services for John WHITMAN of Sylvan Grove were held at the Ash Grove church on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Gerald FITZGERALD officiated.
John WHITMAN son of John C and Elizabeth [HACKETT] WHITMAN was born in Bureau County, Illinois, March 10, 1866, and departed this life at the home of his brother-in-law Norman COFFMAN on December 29, 1938, age 72 years, 9 months, 19 days. At the age of 10 years he with his parents moved to Bedford, Iowa, where they resided for 2 years. In 1878, they moved to Jewell County, Kansas, residing there for two years. In 1880 they moved to Republic County, Kansas residing here until 1885 when they moved to Lincoln County, Kansas near Vesper, Kansas, here he received the majority of his schooling, later the family moving into the Pottersburg neighborhood where he resided until his death.

After the death of his father and marriage of his brother and sister, he was a constant companion of his mother until her death in 1923, after this his wish was to live alone, wishing no burden upon his relatives. He leaves to mourn his death, two brothers, Jerry of Seibert, Colorado and Albert of Sylvan Grove, a brother-in-law Norman COFFMAN of Sylvan Grove, five nieces and one nephew.

Submitted by: Lori Graff, PO Box 171, Marienthal, KS 67863 -
Saline Valley Register -- Wednesday, July 19, 1876
---Mr. Charles WHITNEY, who was injured in the great storm of June 7th on Mulberry Creek, died from his injuries on July 6th. He leaves a wife and one child.
Contributed by Bill and Diana Sowers. No relation to us.
WIEGERT - Ernst Henry George
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 18, 1940
--- Ernst Henry George, son of William and Magdalene WIEGERT, was born February 4, 1891, near Lincoln, Kansas, and on the 8th of March of the same year he was received into God's covenant of grace through the holy Sacrament of Baptism. In St. John's Lutheran school he received instruction in the chief parts of christian doctrine, and thereupon renewed his baptismal vow in the rite of confirmation on April 16, 1905, and remained a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran church.
October 15, 1914, he entered the holy estate of matrimony with Ida KRUCKENBERG. This union was blessed with one daughter, who preceded her father into eternity May 22, 1936.
The deceased lived the life of a penitent and believing child of God, and although the end of his life came suddenly and unexpectedly, we have the firm confidence that he died in the Lord and is now at home with his savior. The Lord called him hence in the early evening of January 9, at the age of 48 years, 11 months and five days.
His passing is mourned by his sorrowing widow, one brother, four sisters, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, January 12, conducted by the Rev. H. KROENING, assisted by Prof. J.E. BARTELS.
Interment was in the St. John's Lutheran cemetery. Submitted by Tracee Hamilton. (Note: no relation)

WILD --- Mrs. Will (Rosie JACKSON) WILD
Lincoln Republican --- November 29, 1917
---Rosie JACKSON was born near Simpson, Kansas, November 2, 1878. Was married to W. J. WILD at Lincoln, Kansas, in the year 1897. Moved to Salina with husband and family seven years ago next January; returned to Lincoln County something over a year ago. She was baptized in the Methodist faith at Barnard 17 years ago.
She leaves to mourn her loss the husband and four children--one son and three daughters, ranging in age from three to seventeen year. Five children have preceded the mother in death. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in Barnard Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fred BLANDING or Lenora, Kansas, preaching the funeral sermon.

Added note: This obituary appears in the paper with two other obituaries for Mrs. Fred CROWL and Walter JACKSON (which can both be found on this webpage!). Next to the obituaries is the following short notice: "Grief Multiplied" --- Alee JACKSON and family of Barnard, certainly had an overflowing measure of sorrow last week. Alee's son Walter was buried last Friday afternoon and that night Mrs. Will WILD, west of Barnard, a sister of Mr. JACKSON, died and the same night Mrs. Fred CROWL, south of Barnard, a niece of Mr. JACKSON, died. Surely their cup of sorrow is running over.
Lincoln Republican, Thursday, October 18, 1917
---After a long illness W.H. WILEY of Madison Township died at his home near Westfall. He was born in Blackford County, Indiana, May 4th, 1850. Moved to Lincoln County in 1884 and homesteaded the farm where hi death occurred on October 9, 1917, at 2 0'clock p.m. He leaves a widow and a son, W. E. WILEY, who lives on the home place with his mother. One daughter died some twenty-five years ago..... A large concourse of friends and neighbors attended the funeral which was held October 10th at Pleasant Dale Church, Rev. L. W. FITZWATER conducting the service. Interment was in Hammer Cemetery.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.)
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday Aug 19, 1880.
---Died... August 15, 7pm at Lincoln Center, at the residence of her father, A.S. ROBINSON Esq., Mrs. Ellen WILKINS, aged 37 years... of consumption. She came here from her home at Elwood, Will County, Illinois, six weeks ago hoping to benefit from the climate here. Her husband and two of their children accompanyed them out here. The husband and two children returned to Illinois two weeks ago as she seemed to improve. She leaves her husband and five children in Illinois. (This is a summary of the original obit.)
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday, July 15, 1880.
---Died at her home in Lincoln Center, July 9th, of quick consumption Hannah Eveline BLAIR, wife of Hiram WILLIAMS, aged 37 years, 4 months and 4 days. Mrs. WILLIAMS was a native of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and for the last 5 years had lived in Lincoln County. She leaves a husband and one little daughter and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. (This is a summary of the original obit.)
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday June 10, 1880.
---The funeral of Mr. WILLIAM's infant child took place last Sunday, conducted by Mr. Eldridge BRADBURY.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
Lincoln Beacon Thursday June 23, 1887.
---Last Thursday as A. WILSON, brother of Rev. Frank WILSON of this place was returning from Beloit to his home west of Saltville, he complained of feeling faint and stopped at Rev. WALTER's. His wife was with him. He complained of a pain in his head and only lived half an hour.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.)
WOLF --- Eliza WOLF
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday July 15, 1880.
---Died in Wilson, Kansas, on Monday June 18th, 1880, of effusion of the brain, Mrs. Eliza WOLF, aged 56 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mrs. WOLF was formerly a resident of Crumb(?) County, Pennsylvania. She came to Kansas in 1878. (Note... we are not sure where/what Crumb County, PA, is! Perhaps the editor meant Cumberland, Cambria or Cameron Counties.)
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this death notice while looking through the paper.)
WOLLESEN - Karen Rae
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 18, 1940
--- Karen Rae WOLLESEN was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond WOLLESEN, Thursday, January 11, 1940 at 5:00 o'clock in the morning.
It was not the privilege of the parents to enjoy the presence of Karen Rae in the home, for at birth her spirit returned "unto God who gave it."
Rev. KORNELSEN brought words of strength and comfort.
Interment was made at the Denmark cemetery.

Lincoln Sentinel Republican, March 30, 1939
---[Johann Heinrich] Dietrich WOLTING, son of Herman and Catherine WOLTING, was born February 10, 1864, in Ruesfort, Hanover, Germany. On April 28 the same year, he was received into Godıs covenant of grace through the holy Sacrament of Baptism and renewed his baptismal vows in the rite of confirmation on April 28, 1879. In the year 1884, he came to America, remaining in Illinois until 1888 when he came to Lincoln county. June 29, 1889, he entered into the holy estate of matrimony with Mary TIEMANN. This union was blessed with seven children, three sons and four daughters. One daughter preceded the father into eternity. In 1890 he joined St. Johnıs Lutheran church and has proved himself a very faithful member. Nearly 50 years he took an active part in the welfare of St. Johnıs congregation. He loved his church and above all, his Savior, whom he willingly served. Our deceased brother enjoyed good health throughout his life. About a week ago, however, he became ill and after a few days was called to his eternal rest. He died in the Ellsworth hospital, March 20, at the age of 75 years, one month and 10 days. He leaves to mourn his death his sorrowing widow, three sons, three daughters, 18 grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, from St. Johnıs Lutheran church with the Rev. H. KROENING in charge, assisted by Prof. J. E. BARTELS and the menıs quartet. The interment was made in the congregationıs cemetery.
Submitted by Scott Holl, great-grandson (
WOODY --- Bruce Winston
Lincoln Sentinel, Dec. 19, 1907
--Winston Bruce Woody was born April 22, 1881, in Logan township, Lincoln Co. Kansas. Died December 5, 1907, being 26 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
He was of a quiet and unassuming disposition brave and generous. Naturally of a sympathetic nature, he made friends wherever he went, as is attested, not only here where he grew up but in the city of Navasota, Texas. It was found especially true where those who knew him best loved him most. This was shown in a remarkable degree in the family with whom he made his home and the man with whom he had formed a partnership in the plastering trade, the later leaving the city in despondency over the loss of his friend.
His physical powers were above the average and with his athletic strength he was ever ready to use it to defend the weak, and uphold the right often risking bodily injury and even life itself. Being robust of health he was careless, even to recklessness of himself and this fact cost him his life.
That dread disease, pneumonia, laid its relentless hand upon him in the full strength of his years and he yielded to its power.

[Submitted by Tracee Hamilton. I am not related to this person.]
WOODY --- Frederick Windsor WOODY
Beverly Tribune, April 18, 1918
Frederick Windsor WOODY was born in Lincoln County at the old home near Barnard, July 18, 1884 departed this life April 13, 1918 aged 33 years 8 months and 27 days. He was united in marriage January 1, 1905 to Hilda M. BERGMAN at Beverly, Kansas. To this union were born four children, one of whom has preceded him to the better world. He was baptized in infancy in the Episcopal Church. He was a dutiful son, a kind husband and a loving father. His motto being the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Besides a wife and three children he leaves to mourn his loss, father, mother, four sisters and one brother, all of whom were with him in his last hours, and a host of relatives and friends.
Submitted by: Richard Wiesner,
WOODY --- Josiah Askew WOODY
Lincoln County Republican, 30 November 1899
Josiah Askew WOODY was born in Lumpkin County, Georgia, April 10, 1823 and died November 25, 1899. The greater part of his life was spent in the sunny southland. Here, in 1841 he married Rausey M. BRYAN, who lives to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and affectionate father to the fifteen children which came to bless this union. Eight of these survive him: Joe B., A.N., and A.S. living in Lincoln, David near Beverly, and Wm in Idaho. Three daughters survive him; Mrs. Wm. BERRY, Mrs. BRUCE and Mrs. LANCE. 75 grandchildren and 19 great-grand children live to bless his memory. 150 descendents claim Elder WOODY as their head. 125 of whom still live. Many live in Lincoln and vicinity, about 60 being present at the funeral. In the war Elder WOODY enlisted in his state troops. He was present at the battle of Bull Run, but served mostly in his native state. He accepted the results of the conflict and was an special friend of the boys in blue.
In 1868 Elder WOODY went to Missouri. After residing some three years there, he came to Lincoln County in 1871, being one of the earliest settlers. At the age of 18 he was converted and joined the Baptist Church. He immediately went to preaching and was soon ordained. For many years he labored faithfully in the Masters vineyard, taking part in many glorious revivals in Georgia. His main ministerial work was done in Kansas. He was the first Baptist Minister in Lincoln County. He labored in Lincoln and other adjoining counties organizing many churches, such as Ada, Asherville, Elmira, Mt. Olive, Beverly and many others. He was one of the earliest workers in the Baptist church at Lincoln and always worked faithfully for its welfare. Many scores of happy converts were baptized by Elder WOODY. He passed peacefully and suddenly to his rest at his home on Sunday morning, November 25, 1899. Heart failure was the immediate cause.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. A.E. GOODMAN, assisted by Rev. H.C. BRADBURY. Text Job 14:14. A large concourse of people assembled from the town and surrounding county and a long line of vehicles accompanied the remains to the cemetery. "Grandpa "WOODY, as he was familiarly called, has left a goodly record behind. He was the friend to all. Genial and sociable, he impressed all whom met with his kindly nature. It was a beam of sunshine wherever he went. he loved everybody and if one epitaph above another could be placed over his grave it would be: "Everyone loved him." Oh, who could wish for a sweeter blessing to win from lips at lifes eclipse? So sweet an epitaph as this.
Submitted by: Richard Wiesner,
Barnard Bee, Jan. 21, 1932
---Friday Morning Ben and Henry Woody were in receipt of the sad news of the death of their mother, Mrs. J.W. Woody at the family home in Atlanta, GA, her death occurring that morning the telegram stated [Jan. 16, 1932]. She was seventy-seven years of age. She had been in failing health for the past year. Neither Ben nor Henry were able to attend the funeral.
Besides the two sons residing here Mrs. Woody is survived by three daughters, Mrs. JW Miles of Vonor, Tenn, Mrs. JW Pace and Mrs. George McMillan, both residing at Atlanta.
Sincere sympathy is extended the sorrowing relatives here and in the southland by the many friends of the family in the death of the mother.

WOODY --- Rausey Malinda (BRYAN) WOODY
The Lincoln Sentinel - July 1, 1920
---Grandma Woody "Love Never Faileth" Rausey M. BRYAN was born in Lumkin Co., GA, December 8, 1825 and passed on to her heavenly home June 23, 1920, in her 95th year. She married Josiah A. WOODY, Feb. 18, 1841. they lived near Macon, GA, five years and two years in Missouri, and came to Kansas, April 3, 1871. I traveled to my home in Kansas. I stopped there in to inquire the way to Lincoln Center, 10 miles away. It was near sunset. They told me exactly how to get there. But as I turned to go on the main road, I threw out some Sunday School papers for the children. Father WOODY sent some of his boys to pick up the papers and when he saw them to be religious, I was entertained, like a servant of Jesus Christ. They lived in a wonderful big dug-out, big enough to hold all the family- and strangers, like "angels, unawares." So I found and enjoyed a true Christian home, full of love with Brother and Sister WOODY and family. So often I sought refuge there, on my long journey between Minneapolis and Lincoln.
Sister WOODY was mother of 15 children. Eight are living in the world. Seven have crossed over the river.In all there are two hundred and seventy-two children, grand-children and great grand-children. A strong healthy, happy race. Many of them are true Christians. They believed in home religion and taught their children in family worship and prayed "That he who stills the raven's clamorous nest, and decks the lily fair in flowing pride Would, in the way his wisdom sees the best. For them and for their little ones provide; But chiefly, in their hearts, with grace devine preside." She was the true wife of a pioneer Baptist minister, preaching to save soul. They established churches at Saltville, Pottersburg, 3d Creek near Barnard, at Ada, Beverly, Topsy and at Lincoln and at Round Springs. To do their work thoroughly Brother and Sister WOODY would spend 4 or 5 weeks in a real old fashioned revival. People were poor in money in those days, yet by their donation parties they tried to keep alive their minister and family. But their farm furnished most of their salary. She loved flowers and planted them along the walks in her vegetable garden. Many sweet flowers decorated her coffin. The secret of her long, pure, happy life of service, IS TRUST IN GOD AND LOVE. As Saint John says; "Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God: and everyone that loveth is born of God and Knoweth God." In the last few weeks, when she was fading, she threw her arms around her son, and kissed him good-bye.
The funeral services were held at the spacious home of her son, Webb Woody, east of Lincoln. the old time songs were chosen. "Happy Day," "Jesus Lover of My Soul," and "Abide With Me." She loved these, her favorites. Brother Bradbury read her obituary. Rev. Griffith of Barnard chose this as her text; "In the midst of our wheat harvest, amid the sound of the reaper, thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine off spring as the grass of the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age like a shock of grain cometh in his season." Job 5:25-26. Grandma has guided Bro. Griffith's life, she told me. He said; " You ought to preach Griffith." We have no need of sorrow - only joy. We shall see her again in a new body like Jesus. She toiled so hard for her dear ones. She had the pictures and knew the names of her children and grand-children, and worked with her needle to make quilts for them. She has finished the work God gave her to do. The wheat is ripe for the reaper and the heavenly garner. Many friends came to the funeral, some from Barnard, Beverly and Abilene. Three sons were there and 15 grand-children. The burial was in the Lincoln Cemetery along side of her husband's grave.
Submitted by: Richard Wiesner,
Lincoln Republican Thursday, January 9, 1919.
---David WORLEY, an old settler in Osborne County, and well known in Lincoln, died at his home three miles west of Paradise last Sunday. He was a large rancher and prominent in Republican politics. Mr. WORLEY was a father-in-law of Geo. O. GREENE.
Submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers. (Note.... we are not related to this individual).

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