|Lyon County Kansas
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|ALMAN Ella May Alman - Emporia Gazette Nov. 26, 1951||Marvel Delahaye|
|ARCHER M.H. Archer - Emporia Weekly News April 2, 1875|
Resolution of Americus Grange No. 613?, Lyon county, Kansas.
Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to suddenly remove from our midst, by death, our friend and worthy brother, M. H. Archer who has, from the organization of the order, been a true and faithful member, and greatly endeared himself to the members of the order, by his brotherly kindness; therefore be it Resolved. That we deeply mourn his loss, and tender our profoundest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be sent the Emporia News and Emporia Ledger with request that they be published.
(3 Names unreadable)
|ARNOLD Mary Eliza Arnold- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
|AUSTIN Carl Austin- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
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|BECK Albert Beck - Emporia Daily Gazette March 4, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
|BEIN Peter Bein - The Olpe Optic November 9, 1899|
Peter Bein, who has been living with his brother Mat. who resides about five miles west of town, shot himself last Monday at 11:30 a.m. He had been sick for about a year and it was thought that it was momentary insanity that caused him to commit the rash act. Coroner Boyton was at once sent for, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest over his body as from the evidence shown it was a clear case of suicide. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Olpe Wednesday.
|BETHUREM Charles G. Bethurem - Emporia Gazette July 12, 1940 and Arizona Daily Star June 19, 1940||Eloise Nicholos|
|BETHUREM Isabel N. Bethurum - Emporia Gazette November 21, 1944 and Arizona Daily Star November 8, 1944||Eloise Nicholos|
|BETHUREM Isaac Bethurem - Emporia Gazette February 23, 1923|
ISAAC BETHUREM DEAD
Isaac Bethurem died this morning at his home, 118 South Market.
Funeral Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the mission recently erected on South Market, between Randolph and Copley. Rev. Homer Biddlecum, pastor of the Friends church will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Hunt cemetery.
Isaac Bethurem was born July 4, 1842, in Rockcastle county, Ky. He moved with his parents to Illinois, and from there to Leavenworth County, Kansas, in 1854. His father, David P. Bethurem, built the first frame house and planted the first orchard in Anderson county.
As a boy of 20, Isaac Bethurem enlisted in Company C, ninth division, Kansas Cavalry. His father enlisted in the same company and was killed in the battle of Cabin Creek, Indian Territory, where Isaac Bethurem also was wounded.
1869 Mr. Bethurem was married to Margaret Susannah Gibson. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bethurem. Charles G. and Ruth Ann. After the death of Mrs. Bethurem in 1880, Mr. Bethurem was married to Sarah Ann Gibson in 1882. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bethurem, four of whom survive. The surviving children are Charles G. Bethurem, Mrs. Clayton Bright, Mrs. William D. Shulley and Jesse S. Bethurem. Four grandchildren also survive.
Emporia Gazette February 23, 1923
|BETHUREM Isaac Bethurem - Emporia Weekly Republican April 6, 1893|
DEATH FROM TYPHOID FEVER
Isaac Bethurem, aged 9 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bethurem, died at the family home, 14 South Cottonwood street Monday morning from typhoid fever. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and the remains were interred at the Hunt cemetery.
|BETHUREM Sarah A. Bethurem - Emporia Gazette September 3, 1931||Eloise Nicholos|
|BOLLINGER Alice E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Sept 16, 1992||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Alita Marjorie Bollinger - Kansas City Star Feb. 3, 2011||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER A(rthur) Vern Bollinger - Greater Plaquemine Post ,(Plaquemine,LA) (no date given)(1968)||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Betty Jane Wilson Buckley Bollinger - Emporia Gazette June 30, 2001||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Cecilia M. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Nov. (no day given), 1998||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Charles Glenn Bollinger Sr. - Emporia Gazette? Dec 7, 1987||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Charles G. Bollinger Jr. (full obituary found at
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home)
|BOLLINGER Charles O. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 19, 1941||Anonymously contributed|
|BOLLINGER Chase Brandon Bollinger - Emporia Gazette July 6, 1983||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Ephraim Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Jan. 31, 1911|
DEATH OF EPHRAIM BOLLINGER
Ephraim Bollinger died Sunday (Jan. 29) at his home, near Neosho Rapids. He had suffered for some time with a cancerous growth, and his death was not unexpected. His wife and five of his children were with him. Ephraim Bollinger was born in Maryland, December 26, 1836. When a boy he moved with his parents to Ohio, and was married there to Miss MARTHA JANE JORDON in September 1865. When a young man Mr. Bollinger united with the Dunkard church of St. Paris, Ohio. In 1869 the family moved to Kansas, settling on a farm near Neosho Rapids, where they have continued to live. Upon coming to Kansas Mr. Bollinger joined the Dunkard church of Madison; and was a most faithful member of that organization. Besides his wife he leaves six children. they are Mrs. MARY L. CARPENTER and Mrs. CORA E. COWEN of Emporia; Mrs. ELLA M. ALMAN, of Needles, Calif.; WILLIAM F. BOLLINGER, JOHN L. BOLLINGER and Miss(sic) ORA BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids.
|BOLLINGER Evelyn Griffitts Bollinger - Emporia Gazette October 8, 1996||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER G. Hubert Bollinger - unknkown newspaper Dec 14, 1968||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Gary Dean Bollinger - Daily Miner, Kingman AZ, Nov 30, 2011||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Harry W. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1961||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Herbert John "Bud" Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb 21, 1992||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER John L. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette November 16, 1953||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Lloyd H."Pete" Bollinger - Kansas City Times February 14, 1986||Bill Phillips|
|BOLLINGER Louie E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette April 22, 1960||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Martha J. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Jan. 4, 1923|
Died Jan. 4, 1923
FUNERAL OF MRS. BOLLINGER. Funeral services for Mrs. MARTHA J. BOLLINGER, who died Thursday, were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Mr. McVEY, of Neosho Rapids, conducted the services. Interment was in the Neosho Rapids Cemetery. The pallbearers were: HARRY BOLLINGER, CHARLES BOLLINGER, ROY CARPENTER, FRANK CARPENTER, HERBERT BOLLINGER, and COLVIN COWEN (sic).
Mrs. Bollinger’s maiden name was MARTHA JANE JORDON (sic). She was born at Miami, Ohio, August 4, 1842, and was married to EPHRIAM BOLLINGER in 1865.
Mrs. Bollinger is survived by six children; *Miss(sic) Ora E. Bollinger, W.F. Bollinger, and J.L. Bollinger, of Neosho Rapids; Mrs. Mary L. Carpenter and Mrs. Cora Cowen, of Emporia; and Mrs. Ella M. Alman, of Los Angeles, Calif. Twenty-one grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
*Ora E. Bollinger (son)
|BOLLINGER Minnie Jacob Bollinger - Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Ora E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Nov. ?, 1942||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Pearl Ewing Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 28, 1967||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Ruby Buchtel Bollinger- Emporia Gazette Aug. 1, 1988||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Virginia Marie Bollinger- Emporia Gazette August 1992||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER Wayne Bollinger - Emporia Gazette October 9, 1961||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER William Clyde Bollinger - Emporia Gazette June 16, 1983||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER William Francis Bollinger- Clay Center Dispatch October 02, 2000 ||Marvel Delahaye|
|BOLLINGER William Franklin Bollinger- Emporia Gazette April 3 and 5, 1948||Marvel Delahaye|
|BRIGHT Clayton Bright - Emporia Gazette July 11, 1919|
Clayton Bright Dead
Clayton Bright, of Anderson, Mo., died at his home June 30, after a long sickness. He was born in Sheboygan County, Wis., 1856. In 1876 Mr. Bright came to Kansas, settling in Shawnee County, and in 1882 he came to Lyon County. Ten years ago the Brights moved to Anderson, Mo. He was married to Annie Bethurem, who survives him, his foster daughter, Mrs. Charles G. Bethurem, of Lamar, Colo., four nieces and four nephews.
|BONEWELL Mary A. Bonewell- Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934||Anonymously contributed|
|BOOSINGER Marcia M. Boosinger - (Springfield, IL)||Marie Cook|
|BROGAN Frances Brogan - Emporia Gazette May 16, 1921 page 2|
FRANCES BROGAN IS DEAD
Mrs. Francis Brogan. formerly of Hartford, died Sunday in Los Angeles. Calif. She had been in falling health for several months. The body will arrive in Emporia tomorrow evening accompanied by Mrs. F. A. Brogan, of Omaha, Nebr., who was with Mrs. Brogan at the time of her death. Funeral services will be held in Hartford, probably Monday.
Mrs. Brogan was 87 years old. She is survived by three children. Miss Anna Brogan, of Emporia; F. A. Brogan; of Omaha. Nebr.; and J. N. Brogan, or Mena, Ark.
The Brogan family lived in Hartford for many years. Mr. Brogan died in 1901. For the past three years Mrs. Brogan had lived with her son, F. A. Brogan in Omaha. Miss Anna Brogan arrived In Emporia last night: trom Norfolk, Nebr; F. A. Brogan and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Brogan will arrive tomorrow. Mrs. Eva Brogan and her son, John Brogan, of San Antonio, Texas, also will attend the funeral.
(Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas)
|BUCK Walter G. Buck- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
|BUGBEE Ella Heacock Bugbee- Emporia Gazette June 6, 1938||Doni Wright|
|BUSH Jesse B. Bush - Emporia Gazette October 16, 1991||Marvel Delahaye|
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|CARPENTER James Edgar Carpenter- Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1942||Marvel Delahaye|
|CARPENTER Mary L. Carpenter - Emporia Gazette June ?, 1952||Marvel Delahaye|
|CARPENTER Roy E. Carpenter - Emporia Gazette Oct. 27, 1969||Marvel Delahaye|
|CARROL Amanda Ann Black Carroll - Emporia Gazette January 28,1908|
Found Dead in Chair
Mrs. Samuel Carroll aged 89, who lived at Neosho Rapids, was found dead in her rocking chair, at 6 o'clock this morning by one of her sons. It is supposed her death was the result of asthma, from which she had suffered for years. Mrs. Carroll was in the habit of rising before the rest of the family and making herself a cup of coffee. As soon as the son came downstairs this morning he discovered the body of his mother.
She leaves behind besides her husband five children as follows: J. A Carroll of Indiana, who is here on a visit; J. G. Carroll of Marion; and G.A Carroll of Neosho Rapids; Two daughters; Mrs M A Suffald of Marion; and Mrs S. J. Musick, of Neosho Rapids. The husband and father is 99 years old and blind and deaf.
The funeral will occur tomorrow at the house, and the interment will be in the Chicago Mound Cemetery. Rev. Porter of Allen will conduct the services.
|COOK Cleo Bollinger Cook - Emporia Gazette Sep. 19, 2000||Marvel Delahaye|
|COOLEY Ray G. Cooley - Emporia Gazette (no date given)||Marvel Delahaye|
|COWAN Cora E. Cowan - Emporia Gazette (no date given)||Marvel Delahaye|
|COWEN Joseph P. Cowen - Emporia Gazette Aug. (no day given), 1952||Marvel Delahaye|
|COZADD Johnas S Cozadd - Emporia Gazette Nov. 17, 1932||Faith Pearson|
|COZADD Joseph Cozadd - Emporia Gazette August 17, 1916|
Joseph Cozadd Dead
Joseph Cozadd died early this morning at the home of his son, Stephen Cozadd, Fifteenth Avenue and Sunny Slope. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home, and the interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery. Joseph Cozadd was born in White County, Illinois, December 31, 1825. He served in the Civil War enlisting in August 1862.
|COZADD Mrs Joseph Cozadd - Emporia Gazette August 11, 1913|
Mrs. Joseph Cozadd Dead
Mrs. Joseph Cozadd died at her home at Fifteenth and Woodland Avenues, this morning at 11 o'clock, aged 78 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and had lived in Emporia with her husband and family for the past thirty-one years. She is survived by her husband and five children. The children are Henry Cozadd, Mrs. Susan Barclay, Charles Cozadd, Stephen Cozadd of Emporia, and Mrs. Ella Childers, of Texas. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow at 5 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Cozadd was the niece of the late P. T. Barnum, the circus owner of more than national repute.
|COZADD Martha Emma Miles Cozadd - Emporia Gazette Oct. 22, 1960||Faith Pearson|
|CRAIL John Clarence Crail - Emporia Gazette Sep. 29, 1969||Marvel Delahaye|
|CRAIL Marvin Crail - Emporia Gazette Nov. 14, 2001||Marvel Delahaye|
|CROSS Susan Sutherland Cross - The Emporia Gazette 7 Feb. 1902|
After an illness of almost a year, Mrs. H. C. Cross died this morning at ten minutes of 9 o'clock. Death came gently to Mrs. Cross. She had been a great sufferer and for months it was known to her that she could not recover, and since Monday evening she had been unconscious.
Mrs. Susan Sutherland Cross was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, April 19, 1831. She was married to Colonel H. C. Cross at Newton Falls, Ohio on June 4, 1857. In 1865, Colonel and Mrs. Cross came to Kansas and this state was their home from that time. Colonel Cross died September 5, 1894, and their only son, Charles, died November 16, 1898. Mary Cross, her granddaughter lived with her, and together with Mrs. D. H. Johnson, of Parsons, a sister of Colonel Cross, and Mrs. Chas. Cross, of Emporia, were the only relatives there at the time of Mrs. Cross' death.
It had always been Mrs. Cross's wish that her devoted friend, Mrs. Borton, should be with her to the last and it chanced that at the immediate moment of death Mrs. Borton was the only one by the bedside.
In the life of Mrs. Cross there was much grief, but she bore it with incomparable fortitude. Her courage was such that she stood up bravely under a load that would seem more than a mortal could bear. The ruling passion of her life was her home. It was there that she was seen at her best. No woman was ever a more loving wife, or a more devoted mother. Those who knew her best say these things of her today. She was earnest in all she undertook, gentle yet firm, always exceedingly hospitable and a friend that could be relied upon through calm and stress.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, 526 Union street.
|CROSS Maude Lucille Cross- Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934||Anonymously contributed|
|CROSS Col. H. C. Cross - Emporia Gazette 6 Sept. 1894|
Died Sept. 5, 1894
OUR CITY MOURNS.
Another of Emporia's Pioneer and Ablest Men Passes Away.
Col. H. C. Cross Dies Suddenly at Mackinac Island - An Irreparable Loss.
A Life Full of Honors and Good Work Comes to An End - Sketch of Col. Cross.
Another of the men who have made Kansas great, who have lived lives, which have done good for the world and their fellow men has passed away.
In the death of Col. Cross the city of Emporia and the state of Kansas have suffered a loss which is irreparable. He was a man of the highest personal character, full of the energy of an active life, a lawyer and business man of ability, posessing great powers as an executive and impressing every one with the sincerity of his purpose, purity of his integrity and strength of his ability.
In the searchlight of a career which brought him before the public, no blot marred his escutcheon. As an industrious and capable attorney, then as a patriot soldier and commander, afterwards as president of a great financial institution and manager of a large railway system, he always displayed the powers which all admire and which distinguish a leader of men.
The citizens at his home are saddened and their hearts heavy with sorrow. They mourn the departure of the strong man upon whom the community could lean. His memory will remain and abide with us as a sacred monument to the noble qualities he possessed, and which his nature displayed.
The blow has fallen with crushing suddenness upon the loved and loving wife and son. Today the sympathy of their neighbors and freinds comes to them in the hour of darkness and bereavement.
Sadness flashed over the wire to Emporia this morning. A few weeks ago Col. H. C. Cross left our city for a northern trip, apparently in his usual good health. Emporians visiting at Mackinac, found him in good spirits. This morning the following telegram told its message of the sudden visit of the angel of death:
GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, SEPT. 6. C.S.CROSS, EMPORIA, KAS. "Your father died suddenly last night. Will have remains cared for properly. Wire instructions. S.R. Hayes"
Mr. Hayes is father of the proprietor of the Grand hotel and had become a personal friend of Col. Cross during his stay there.
A later telegram from Mr. Hayes gave the details of the death more full.
Col. Cross was taken ill last night at 10 o'clock. A physician was called and all that medical skill could do was invoked but in vain. Death came at 11:15, the cause being heart failure. The strongest applicances for stimulating the action of the heart were used but to no effect.
This afternoon another telegram from Mr. Hayes announced that in accordance wih instructions, the mortal remains of Col. Cross would leave Mackinac this afternoon, arriving in Chicago tomorrow morning.
For several years Col. Cross himself and family and friends had feared the approach of the dread disease. The sudden death of Captain Warren last year greatly affected the Colonel and he has several times remarked that he expected to go the same way. But his general health was excellent and the summer trip was only inspired by a desire for the comfort and coolness of the lakes.
Mr Howard Dunlap was at Mackinac Island Sunday and was with Col. Cross during the day. In the evening when Mr and Mrs. Dunlap went to the boat to begin their journey home, Col. Cross accompanied them to the boat and talked with them until the time came to start. The Colonel was apparently in the best of health, and was rejoicing in a joking way over the fact that he had reduced his weight six pounds in a few weeks.
Col. Cross and Captain Heritage had been together but last week Captian Heritage took a trip to the southern part of the lakes.
Mrs. Cross did not accompany the colonel on the trip and was at home when the crushing news came this morning. She is bearing up remarkably well.
One of the strange coincidences of life is the death of Geo. A. Eddy, of heart failure. Mr Eddy was receiver for the M.K. & T, with Col. Cross and for three years they worked together for the upbuilding of that road. Their death, probably within the same 24 hours, and both of heart failure, is a very remakable coincidence.
The remains will be met at Kansas City, or between Kansas City and Chicago, by a commitee of the Knights Templars, who are to have charge of the last services. They are expected to arrive in Emporia Saturday afternoon, in which case the funeral will be held Sunday morning.
Shortly before he left on his trip Col. Cross prepared a sketch of his life for the use of his family. From this the following facts are taken:
Harrison Cory Cross was born April 17, 1835 in Mad River township, Clark County, Ohio. Died on Mackinac Island, Sepember 5, 1894. Parental grand parents were Scotch Irish Presbyterians, maternal grand parents were English. There are now living four brothers, of which H. C. Cross was the eldest, a half brother and half sister. H. C. Cross was raised on a farm until 13 years old, at which time he was sent to High Street Academy in Springfield, Ohio. From there to Granville College, now known as Dennison University. From there to Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the year 1853 and from there to Commercial College in Cleveland, Ohio, after which he entered his father's service as book-keeper. During this time he spent his spare hours at the study of law, which profession he afterwards adopted in the year 1866. Was married June 4, 1857 to Miss Susan S. Southerland of Newton Falls, Ohio. From this marriage was born one child, Charles S. Cross, at present president of the First National bank of Emporia, Kan.
He served during the war as captain of Company H. Ohio National Guards, afterwards entering active service as captain of Company F., 153 Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Was mustered out Sept. 9, 1864, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on account of expiration of term of enlistment. On December 5, 1864 moved from Clark county, Ohio, to Marshalltown, Iowa, and from there to Emporia, Kansas, July 10, 1865, which place has been his residence ever since. First engaged in the live stock business, soon after entering upon the practice of law. Was also assistant United States revenue assessor for about one year for a territory covering what was known as southwestern Kansas. Continued in the practice of law until January 1, 1871, at which time in connection with Honorable William Martindale, Robert B. Hurst and others organized the Neosho Valley bank, which commenced business February 1, 1871, and on January 2, 1872, was reorganized as the First National Bank of Emporia, which institution has since continued in business, and of which he was president for twenty years, retiring in favor of his son.
Was appointed a co-receiver of the M.K. & T.R.R. with George A. Eddy by Justice David J. Brewer, September 9, 1888, and continued as receiver until July 1, 1891. Was elected vice president of the same June 1, 1891, was elected president June 1, 1891. After closing of the receivership he was in active management of the railroad as president and general manager until June 1, 1892. Was a director in said company from May 1874 until May, 1893, when he declined a re-election. Was president of the Kansas City, Emporia and Southwestern during its construction from Emporia to Ottowa, was president of the St. Louis, Emporia and Southwestern during its construction from Pleasanton to Leroy. The first named is now a part of the A T. & S.F. railway, the latter a part on the Missouri Pacific. At the time of his death was director of the First National Bank of Emporia, Kansas, also of Midland National Bank of Kansas City, Mo., and president of the Missouri and Kansas Coal and Land company. Since the closing of his railroad management he has not been engaged in any special business more than looking after his property interests and that of building a residence, which was completed about March 1, 1894.
Col. Cross was a mayor of Emporia, chairman of the board of county commissioners, but always declined going further into political affairs, though taking an active interest.
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|DAVIS Hattie Belle Bollinger Davis - Emporia Gazette Nov. 6, 1972||Marvel Delahaye|
|DAVIS William O. Davis - Emporia Gazette Aug. 31 1968||Marvel Delahaye|
|DIEKER Albert C. Dieker - (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|DIEKER Donald H. Dieker (no source given)
|DIEKER Elizabeth C. Dieker - Emporia Gazette Jan 16, 1989||Gina Easley|
|DIEKER Ernest H. Dieker
|DIEKER George B. Dieker - Emporia Gazette Jan 16, 1989||Gina Easley|
|DIEKER Joseph P. Dieker
|DIXON Jean Hume Dixon - News Gazette - Serving Central Illinois undated clipping||Marvel Delahaye|
|DURHAM Rachel Hansel Durham - Wichita Eagle June 10, 1990||Anne Goodwin|
|DYE Iris J. Bollinger Dye - Emporia Gazette January, 2007||Marvel Delahaye|
|DYE Max R.Dye - Emporia Gazette January, 2008||Marvel Delahaye|
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|E||ERPELDING John Thomas Erpelding - (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Anna Theresa Erpelding - (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Gerald J. Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, Oct. 22, 1980||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Sr. DeChantal Erpelding -(no source given)||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Ann Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, (no date)||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Francis L. Erpelding- Emporia Gazette, May 30, 1978||Gina Easley|
|ERPELDING Carl J. Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, January 2, 1987||Gina Easley|
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|FISH Betty Fish - Emporia Gazette Jan. 29, 1924|
DEATH OF BABY – BETTY FISH
BETTY FISH, 7-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LAWRNCE FISH, formerly of Emporia, died Saturday morning (January 26, 1924) at the home of her parents in Augusta, Ks. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon (January 27) and burial was in an Augusta cemetery.
FRANK FISH, father of LAWRENCE FISH, went to Augusta for the funeral.
|FISH Franklin Hamilton Fish- Emporia Daily Gazette Feb. 19, 1951||Marvel Delahaye|
|FISH Edward E. Fish- Emporia Gazette Oct 27, 1931||Marvel Delahaye|
|FISH Enoch Earl Fish- Emporia Daily Gazette Dec. 11, 1954||Marvel Delahaye|
|FISHER Herbert John Fisher- Emporia Gazette Nov. 4, 1959||Marvel Delahaye|
|FORD John H. Ford - (No source given)|
John Ford was born in Devonshire, England, May 5, 1829 and died in Admire, KS on January 19, 1910. He was married to Elizabeth Brislen on December 11, 1854. To this union eight children were born six of whom are still living. He served three years in the Civil War with Company A 100th infantry of Ohio. He lived his last two years with his daughter Mrs. Hattie Barrett.
The body was buried in the Ivy Cemetery. F.E. Lamb provided the casket and prepared the body for burial.
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|GIBSON Minerva (Jane) Gibson - Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909|
MISS MINERVA GIBSON DEAD
Miss Minerva Gibson died early today in the room over the second hand store of F. I. Kincaid, 326 Commercial street, of consumption. She was 66 years old. The funeral will take placeSaturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the room at 326 Commercial, and Rev. R. H. Mize will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Hunt cemetery.
Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909
Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909
|GILLIGAN Bridget Filan Gilligan - (Hartford. Lyon County Kansas, July 1925)|
The funeral services of Grandma Gilligan, who died at her home south of town on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 1925, was held from the St. Mary’s church Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. The Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. Father Simon. In his sermon he paid a glowing tribute to the departed for her devotion to her church, her home and her family. The Altar Society of the church attended in a body. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. J.W. O’Conner, Edward O’Donnell, John Hammond, Frank Hurtig, M. Cosgrove and John Gorman.
Bridget Filan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, June 10, 1851. She came to America in 1863, and located in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1867 she was married to John Gilligan, who preceded her to the other world in 1907. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive her, Frances, William and Dennis, all of this place. The hospitality of her home was proverbial, and the large attendance at the funeral showed the love and respect in which she was held by the community.
Chronic brights disease was the cause of her death/ and she was a most patient sufferer, never murmuring or complaining. During all her illness she was tenderly and lovingly cared for by her daughter and sons, who were near her day by day, no pains being spared or left undone to make everything comfortable as could be in her declining years.
The deceased was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary’s church. She was a true Catholic and followed strictly the trusts of its faith. In her home is where she was most appreciated. She lived for her children, her home and her church. She discouraged wrong in every form, and brought up her loved ones in the nurture and admonition of her Lord and Master. Her life was gentle and retiring, but like the still waters, it was deep, and her children can cherish her memory as a priceless legacy, knowing that she has passed into the joys of her Lord, where she awaits their coming on the Resurrection morn.
|GILLIGAN Frances Gilligan - Emporia Gazette May 1958||James Gilligan|
|GILLIGAN John Gilligan - Neosho Valley Times March 16, 1907 pg 1, col.1|
DEATH OF JOHN GILLIGAN
John Gilligan, one of our best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home south of town at 5 o’clock last Thursday evening, after a brief illness. Mr. Gilligan had always enjoyed good health until about three years ago when he was attacked with bladder trouble, and since that time he has been gradually failing. While from the nature of the disease death might be expected at any time, the end came with but slight warning.
John Gilligan was born in Sligo county, Ireland. When a young man he came to America and located at Wheeling, W. VA., where he worked in the rolling mills. He was married to Miss Bridget Filan Nov. 17, 1870. (correction, this was Nov. 19, 1867 - JJG) To this union were born six children, three boys and three girls. Mary, Frances, William, Charles, Dennis and Elizabeth. Charles and Elizabeth preceded him to the other world. William is married and resides in Kansas City; Dennis is married and lives on the farm, and Misses Mary and Frances reside at home. The Gilligans came to Kansas in January, 1883 and bought a farm south of Hartford, where they resided until his death.
Mr. Gilligan lived a quiet life among us, respected by all. Individually he was a man of unimpeachable reputation, always conscientiously upright and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men. No one has any reproach to offer against his untarnished name. His home was noted for its unstinted hospitality to all visitors. With a charming family of young people, all quests were entertained in a manner that left nothing but pleasant recollections. He was a thoughtful and faithful husband, a kind and indulgent father and an obliging neighbor. He leaves his wife and four children well provided for. Mr. Gilligan was a devoted Catholic, faithfully and fervently adhering to the mandates of that religion, and died well fortified by its sacred rites. Throughout his sickness he was a patient sufferer, daily submitting himself to the decrees of Divine Providence and was always prepared for the end. He was a member of Hartford Lodge No. 8 A.O.U.W. Of kindly heart and generous disposition he had a host of friends who will regret his death. Full of years he has been gathered to his fathers.
Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Father Adalbert, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Hammond, Theo. Hurtig, M. Cosgrove, Jos. Salb, A. Finnerty and Thos. Hughes.
To his bereaved wife and children we extend our deepest sympathy.
|GILLIGAN Lizzie Gilligan - Neosho Valley Timesand Hartford News April 21, 1899|
CALLED TO REST Miss Lizzie Gilligan Passes to the Unknown Beyond
Sadness and sorrow reigns in the hearts of the people of this community, and again we are called upon to chronicle the sudden death of one who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Lizzie Gilligan, beloved and youngest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Gilligan, living two miles south of this city, passed to rest Tuesday morning at about 3:30 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. Margaret Mundy, in this place, after an illness of one week. The cause of her sudden demise was malarial fever complicated with arrested menstruation and lung trouble. She was aged 17 years.
Lizzie was attending the Hartford High school and during the school term spent much of her time with her schoolmate and most intimate friend, Miss Lizzie Mundy, at whose home she was staying when taken ill. Her illness began just one week previous to her death. On Monday last she was thought to be much improved and her mother left her bedside for her home in the country shortly after 11 o’clock that night, her sister Fannie remaining to care for her. None of the family ever dreamed of her being so ill, but about midnight she took suddenly worse, and at 3:30 she had passed to the other world. Her end came so calm and peaceful that no one in attendance realized it until just a few minutes before she expired. None of her family were present at the time excepting her sister. The deceased before her illness, was the very picture of health. She was possessed of a sweet disposition, and during her short illness bore her sufferings to the last without a murmur. Hers was a character to be admired and emulated. These beautiful traits, coupled with her affectionate, sympathetic and charming manner, attracted to her a large circle of friends, warm-hearted and thoughtful. It could be truthfully said of her that her quiet and unassuming ways and bright countenance won the affections and esteem of all with whom she came in contact.
But Lizzie is gone .. and this community loses one who has developed from early childhood in our midst to a lovely, perfect young lady. She was endeared to all who were thrown into her society, and will be sadly missed. In the home circle, where her ever smiling countenance and merry laugh was the life and cheer to parents, sisters and brothers, sadness reigns, and the family loses a loved one whose place cannot be filled. So young, so loving, so full of promise, so true, it was indeed hard to giver her up. In the school, where she was ever a genial companion to her associates, and always scattering sunshine in her path, the memory of her good deeds and bright smiles will linger with them, and that they will ever cherish.
|GILLIGAN William Joseph Gilligan - Emporia Gazette March 26, 1938||James Gilligan|
|GILLIGAN Mrs W.J. Gilligan - Emporia Gazette June 13, 1916 pg 4, col.2|
CONCERNING MRS. W.J. GILLIGAN
Hundreds of friends of the Brogan and Gilligan families filled the Catholic Church at Hartford, yesterday, to attend the funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Gilligan, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her brother, Frank Brogan, in Omaha, Nebr. The services were conducted by the Rev. Father Simon, and the interment was in the Hartford Catholic Cemetery. Small sons of the dead woman’s most intimate friends at Hartford were the altar boys at the services.
Elizabeth A. Brogan was born at Hartford, November 9, 1879. She grew up in that town, and was a graduate of the Hartford high School. She attended the State Normal School, and took a course in the Emporia Business College. She taught school in Lyon County for five years, one term in the country and four in the second primary at Hartford. She was married in November 1904 to W. J. Gilligan, of Hartford, and went to Kansas City to live. Four children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Gilligan, the oldest of whom is Mary, 9 years old; Gertrude, Joseph and Bernard. Mrs. Gilligan’s mother, Mrs. Francis Brogan, lives in Omaha, and her sister, Mrs. Anna Brogan, in Emporia. The Brothers are W. J. Brogan, of San Antonio, Texas; Frank Brogan, of Omaha, and Joseph N. Brogan, of Mena, Ark. Her mother, brother and sister were with her when she died.
Mrs. Gilligan had been in failing health for almost two years. Neuritis was followed by tuberculosis. The family went to San Antonio last September, but the change in climate did not bring the hoped for improvement. This spring, Mrs. Gilligan spent two months at the home of her brother, in Mena, Ark; and went to Omaha for treatment May 20.
Mrs. Gilligan was a Life-long member of the Catholic Church, and was a faithful devoted Christian. A persistent cheerfulness was a dominant trait of her character, and was a sustaining force to her in her long illness, as well as an encouragement and comfort to her family and friends. Her children have been with their grandmother, Mrs. John Gilligan, at Hartford, for the past year, and though she felt deeply the separation from them, she did not complain. Her sorrowful family has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends. The children will remain for the present with their grandmother, at Hartford. Mr. Gilligan has made no plans for the future.
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|H||HAAG Frank M. Haag - Emporia Gazette November 7, 1930||Gina Easley|
|HALSTEAD Mary Lu Roberts- Emporia Gazette June 1, 1964||Doni Wright|
|HALSTEAD H.F. Halstead- Emporia Gazette July 6, 1955||Doni Wright|
|HANSEL Johanna Sauer Hansel - Emporia Gazette March 8, 1909|
The funeral services of Mrs. Johanna L. Hansel were held this morning at the family home, 1325 Eskridge street, and were conducted by Rev. H. M. Schurman. Interment was made in Maplewood cemetery. Mrs. Johanna Hansel, whose maiden name was Sauer, was born October 7, 1833, in Germany. She was married January 27, 1859, to J. D. Hansel. The Hansels came to the United tSates (sic) in 1880, and have lived for the past twenty-seven years in Emporia. In early life, Mrs. Hansel united with the Evangelical Lutheran church. To the Hansels were born eleven children, only four of whom, two sons and two daughters, together with the husband, survive her.
|HANSEL Flora Simmons Hansel- Emporia Gazette May 21, 1945||Anne Goodwin|
|HANSEL Richard A. Hansel- Emporia Gazette February 25, 1986||Anne Goodwin|
|HANSEL John G. Hansel- Wichita Eagle October 31, 1996||Anne Goodwin|
|HANSEL Aurel E. Hansel- Wichita Eagle January 3, 1996||Anne Goodwin|
|HEACOCK Louisa A. Marker - Olpe Optimist January 7,1914|
MRS. J. H. [Louisa A. Marker] HEACOCK DEAD.
Mrs. J. [James] H. [Houston] Heacock died at her home Tuesday night. She had not been well for several months. Death was caused by hemorrhage of the stomach.
The deceased was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1845 and was married to Mr. Heacock March 10, 1864. Mr. Heacock was a merchant. The couple resided in Pennsylvania until 1877 when they moved to Kansas. They have lived in, or near, Olpe ever since then. They and their children lived on the Martin Rice place which they owned until Mr. Heacock became postmaster when they moved to town.
The deceased leaves her husband, J. H. Heacock, two daughters, Mrs. E. K. [Ella] Bugbee and Mrs. John [Lizzie] Young of Phenis Creek, and two sons, Walter Heacock of New York and Edgar Heacock of Montana. Two daughters, Mrs. Geo. [Dollie/Margaret] Roberts and Mrs. [Reba/Rebecca] Barb are dead.
The funeral will be held at the Olpe M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon, at one o'clock. Internment will be made in Pleasant Ridge cemetery a mile west of Olpe.
|HEACOCK Samuel John - Emporia Gazette March 22, 1930||Doni Wright|
|HENDERSON Harry Henderson- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
|HENSLEY Robert Jackson Hensley- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943||Anonymously contributed|
|HODGSON Rose Ona Hodgson - The Emporia Gazette Feb. 10, 1955||Bill Phillips|
|HOOD Calvin Hood - Emporia Gazette February 4, 1910|
Major Calvin Hood died this morning at 1:30, at his home, corner of Eighth avenue and State street, after an illness of a week with grip and pneumonia.
Major Hood was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in 1832. The Hoods were of English descent, the father, John Hood, being a tanner and a farmer and the mother before her marriage being Miss Olive Hall, of Erie, Pa. Major Hood was essentially a frontiersman; the greater part of his life was spent upon the outposts of civilization. In 1837 his father moved to the vicinity of Adrian, Michigan, and opened up a farm when that country was a wilderness. The early education of Calvin Hood was limited to the winter terms of a country log schoolhouse. At 15 years of age he entered a general store at Adrian, where he remained five years. His health failing, he gave up his position and went to the Lake Superior Copper region, where he took a pre-emption claim. During the winter of 1854 and 1855 he was trading with the Chippewa Indians where Superior City now stands, and in midwinter, with an Indian guide and a dog sledge and on snowshoes made a trip three hundred miles to the Lake of the Woods, carrying Indian goods and trading for furs. With health renewed he returned to Adrian in 1857, and launched a mercantile venture which proved unsuccessful. In 1859 he removed to Sturgis, Mich.
At the call of President Lincoln for troops in 1861 he promptly offered hid services to his country, and was commissioned a captain in the Eleventh Michigan Infantry. His military career was marked by constant devotion to duty and acts of conspicuous gallantry, especially at the battle of Murfreesboro, where he was assigned to an important position in command of the pioneer battalion of his division, with instructions "to hold the place at all hazards." For gallant conduct in pursuance of these orders he was mentioned in general orders by General St. Clair Morton. In his report of the battle. The Eleventh Michigan was one of those famous regiments whose brilliant achievements contributed to the imperishable renown of the Army of the Cumberland.
After the war Mr. Hood engaged in mercantile business in Sturgis until 1872, when he came to Emporia. Here he engaged in the Texas cattle trade, at first in a small way, but later upon a larger scale with the late Senator P. B. Plumb.
For fourteen years he spent a portion of every winter upon the frontier of Texas, taking the saddle and roughing it with the cowboys.
When Major Hood landed in Emporia he had bad health and a large family and three thousand dollars in money. But more than that he had a world of grit. He lived among the rough men of the Texas cattle trail of the seventies, and though soft-spoken and self deprecatory and almost shy in manner, was respected as one of the men who always could hold his own, and was never to be crowded. Andy Adams, the famous writer of cowboy stories, once came to Emporia to visit Major Hood, and they grew to be great friends, because Adams had heard the old cattlemen tell great tales of the little man's courage. He never weighed more than a hundred pounds, and was among men of great physical prowess he held his own by sheer grit. Nothing ever made him afraid.
It was in the cattle trade that he laid the foundation of his fortunes. The firm of "Plumb & Hood" was known all over the West, and it was in every big undertaking west of the Missouri --mines, land, banks, cattle, town sites, politics, beef contracts--everything in which energy and thrift could make an honest dollar. Plumb furnished capital and the opportunity for the foundation of many of the enterprises, and Hood carried out the details; each was necessary to the other. Together they made an ideal partnership. It never failed. It piled up money easily and saved what it made.
In the Emporia National Bank, which furnished most of the capital for the early financial adventures of the two, Major Hood entered from a director to the presidency in 1880. He remained at the head of the bank for twenty-five years. It was the particular pride of his life in that quarter of a century. Its 20 percent dividends and the rise of its stock filled him with joy, and he was one of the first men down town in the morning and one of the last men to leave Commercial street at evening. He put in a full, busy and altogether happy day. He found the thing he could do well and did it, and his fortune climbed up to half a million and still kept climbing.
Being in partnership with the late Senator Plumb, Major Hood naturally was in politics. He liked it. He and the Senator often hunted in pairs politically, and ha no secrets from one another. So when Senator Plumb left the senatorial office vacant, Major Hood aspired to it as soon as there was a Republican legislature. He had much of Plumb's strength. And in the legislature of 1895 he held the balance of power and prevented the election of J. R. Burton. I. E. Lambert was his chief lieutenant, and it was Lambert using Hood strength who united the anti-Burton forces upon Lucien Baker and made him United States senator. Baker was always loyal to Major Hood, but the intimacy of a life-time of friendship was lacking. The two men did not work together; Baker supported Major Hood for governor in the canvass of 1898. But he was not forceful; the Major relied too much upon the senatorial influence and after making a good showing he was defeated, and never considered another candidacy seriously afterwards. His family opposed it, as did his friends. And while he was maintained even to the last active day of his life a taste for politics, and something more than a bystander's interest, he was careful not to let his interests interfere with a good day's work at the bank and a good night's rest at home. He backed both Governor Stanley and Senator Long in the senatorial contest of 1903 against Curtis, and told each of them what he was doing. And when Long won, he had considerable influence with the Senator, and had as much to do as anyone else with the appointment of Judge Pollock. In this he was guided largely by Mr. Lambert, for the Major was inclined to Judge Johnston. In the contest of 1908 he was with Long, but the fight was in the primary, and it was a new-fangled affair that did not enlist the Major's enthusiasm. So he let the procession go by, and after Long was defeated, Major Hood was among the first to assure Bristow of his support.
But with all this--politics was only a small part of his interest in life. Essentially he was a business man. That was the game he knew and loved. He had a theory, in 1905 that he would retire and enjoy life. He sold his stock in the Emporia National Bank--his pride of his life and told his friends that he was going to take life easy. But he could not take it easy. That habit of a lifetime was upon him--the habit of hard work was upon him, and he could not throw it off. So he moved his desk down to the Citizens bank to the room occupied during life by his business rivals--the Crosses and Mr. Martindale. he settled down as comfortably in his new quarters as though he had always been there, and in a week was in the old treadmill, happy as ever. here he sat day after day until the week before his death, and here, as before on Fifth avenue, scores of people, "poor and needy, weak and weary, sick and sore," came for help. While most of the business he did was upon a business basis, he did much to help people over hard places who were not considered good commercial risks. But he generally knew his people, and lost very little on this business. He lent money to students to help them through school, and used to say that he regarded a student as one of the best kind of borrowers. More than that, he was the trusted adviser of scores of widows; they brought their savings to him--their insurance money, and he found good investments for it and never charged them for his services. But he always felt the obligation to make such investments good, and would spend time and money, if anything went amiss, to straighten them out.
For the keystone of his character was loyalty. So long as he was trusted implicitly, he could be depended upon implicitly; but if he was met with suspicion--it opened a sinister vein and the whole affair in question was cold business, and in cold business the Major was an adept. It was because I. E. Lambert trusted him implicitly that they never quarreled. They understood one another. Each knew as well as could be wherein the other was weak; but neither took advantage of the other's weakness. When Lambert was in trouble Major Hood was his best friend. With money, with fatherly advice and a certain Spartan rigor of judgment, the Major saw Lambert through. And when Lambert spread his investments thinner than the Major's financial judgment believed in, he took hold of the state when Lambert died, and saved what he could for the heirs. it was his way. When one appealed to his loyalty he was pure gold. But he was getting to the stage of life when one finds every year freighted with some great loss. "Friend after friend departs," as one passes the meridian, and during the past year the Major was obviously lonely. During the past ten years, Lambert had gone, Soden had gone, Sterry had gone--all dear to him, and the younger men who were left did not solace him as the old friends had.
But nevertheless he was cheerful, and looked at life without flinching. Three years ago he went into a cattle deal that would be seven years in working out. That would have put him into his eighties. This winter he called O. M. Whilhite into the bank and offered to take $100,000 worth of stock in a hotel proposition. Wilhite, was floating in Wichita. But all the time during the five years last past, he has been putting his home in order financially. he has been cleaning up all the loose ends. Fred Newman, who had to look into his desk this morning for something, found the desk clean, every letter answered, every end straightened up. he seems to have left his affairs as one would expect a man to leave them who all his life was regular and methodical in his habits. So far as can be known now there is not a loose thread in his affairs. The day he took sick he was consulting with Mr. Wilhite about making some disposal of his home to the city as a memorial. That was the only undeveloped project that he had left, and that had never been committed to paper. Scores of men, young and old in town, are telling of the good things he has done for them. He was forever helping people.
He made it pay, of course, but he made it pay only because he chose worthy people who needed help to do worthy things. But nevertheless, it is to his credit that no one ever went to him for help in a worthy cause and came away empty-handed. His name was at the head of every subscription paper ever passed in Emporia for years. he allowed no one to give more liberally than he, and for nearly a generation he was the mainstay of the College of Emporia. He was on the board of directors when it was founded. He was a member when he died, and while he was off the board he was always ready to do his part. But for Major Hood there are many times when the College would have been closed. And literally hundreds of students have been helped through school by him. He used to chuckle and say he found the girls better pay than the boys. He said he never lost a penny lending money to a girl with which to get an education, and as a rule he considered that women were fundamentally more scrupulous about money matters than men. But he loved children. The last day he was down town--apparently in the best of health, he stood for a moment in front of the post office playing with some little girls from school--little tykes of eight or nine--pretending to dodge then back and forth in front of the great swinging door of the building and finally, having teased them, he pulled out some dimes and gave them to the girls and went trotting and smiling down the street.
His children all were grown and all except his son, Harry, were living in other towns than Emporia. But he was especially fond of his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren pleased him most of all. For he was a home man even before he was a politician, even before he was a business man. If his bank was his chief pride, his home was his chief joy. He was married in 1852 to Miss Frances Platt, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and five children came to them, who grew to maturity, Mrs. F. C. Newman, who died seventeen years ago, leaving two children, Calvin Newman and Mrs. Lucile Postletwaite; Mrs. Harry Clark of Salt Lake City, who is expected to arrive tomorrow; Harry P. Hood, who lives here and was with his father when he breathed his last; Mrs. Florence Beecher, of Colorado Springs, who arrived today, and Mrs. Alice Hood Hammatt, who came from Topeka yesterday. Twenty-five years ago the Hood girls filled the big house on State street with social sunshine, and the Major was immensely proud of it all. He took great delight in all their pleasures and indulged them in all their whims and knew what he was doing and was happy because he could. Always he and his daughters have kept in closest sympathy. On his desk this morning they found two letters beginning "Dearest Papa." But for all the love they gave him he was lonely this year, and said so many times to those who were near him. Last January his wife died --and it was clearly the greatest blow he had ever received. He never quite rallied. During the year often his friends have seen his eyes fill up at some mad verdant reference to the home that was broken when mother left. It was only at such moments that his friends could see that the Major was aging. At other times he seemed cheery and agile and full of life. But when his last illness came these who saw him feared the worst even at the beginning.
A week ago last night he was attacked with a chill. He had been at work Thursday and seemed particularly strong. And when the chill came during the night he lost strength rapidly. And the thing that frightened the family and the friends was that the fight in the Major was not as it was in the other days. he was an old man for the first time in seventy-seven years--who lay on the bed during the first days of this week, and when the fever came with the pneumonia he brightened up a little, and some trace of the old vigor came to him, but he sank back down again when the fever left, spent and worn, and old and tired and lonely.
Last night, shortly before 10 o'clock the doctors came to stay during the night. The patient's lungs were filling up; they feared he could not resist the poison. At midnight they knew he was making a losing fight. He was conscious, and talked with the family and those about his bedside. he knew he was desperately sick; but he did not realize how sick he was. For an hour he grew weaker and weaker; and still he did not know how near the end of life he was. At the last minute--not the last five minutes, but the last minute, he put his finger on his pulse; the doctor put his hand there; it was almost gone; he met the doctor's eyes. Then in an instant he saw what the doctor knew, and the Major shook his head, tried to smile, sighed and died like a gentleman without a struggle. For he was tired and glad to go.
The following resolutions were passed by the Citizens National Bank this morning.
At a meeting of the directors of the Citizens National Bank, held at its banking office, February 4, 1910, the following resolution was passed:
Be it Resolved, That in the death of Major Calvin Hood, this bank in common with the entire community, has suffered an irreparable loss. Major Hood was a a faithful director of the bank, honest and conscientious in the discharge of his duties as a director, a good neighbor and a valuable citizen to the state and nation.
Resolved, Further, That we convey to the family of the deceased our entire sympathy in this hour of their great bereavement.
Resolved, Further, That the secretary of this board be instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the surviving members of Major Hood's family.
Signed: G. W. Newman, R. J. Edwards, J. S. Kenyon, L. L. Halleck, F. C. Newman, J. M. Steele, T. F. Byrnes, T. J. Acheson.
The funeral arrangements have not been definitely decided upon, but it is likely that the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.
Out of respect to Major Calvin Hood, who was the only living charter member of the College of Emporia board of trustees, and who had been with the College trustees ever since the College's foundation school, after the chapel exercises this morning, was dismissed in all of the College departments, President Joseph H. Hill announced the death of Calvin Hood in Normal chapel this morning, and made a few remarks concerning his life.
|HOOD Mrs. Calvin Hood - Emporia Daily Gazette January 9,1909|
The death of Mrs. Calvin Hood (nee Francis Platt) this morning at the end of a most pitiful illness wherein for nearly three months, stricken dumb, she lay, conscious of the sorrow of the loved ones about her, and unable to speak to them save with her eyes, closes another of those chapters which bring the hearts of the town together in common sympathy. During all her illness the town has sorrowed with those in the big brick house, and high and low, rich and poor, felt the anguish of the silent sufferer.
Mrs. Hood had lived in this town for nearly forty years. And for over half a century she and her husband have gone through life most happily. Six children were born to them and five lived to maturity under her guidance and love, and four are left to mourn her. Always she has been a woman of the home. She has done her work as it lay next to her hand, and has done it lovingly and quietly, but well. It is miserably sad, this dumb parting of the man and the woman who have striven together through the years so happily for better or for worse, after fifty years of life together. And in his sorrow, even though he is surrounded by his children, from a community where he has been so large a part of the common life of all, the common love and sympathy of all, go out to the lonely husband.
|HOPKINS Nellie (Millie?) Hopkins - Emporia Gazette October 1,1949||Marie Cook|
|HUMPHREYS Barbara Humphreys - Emporia Gazette March 15, 1934||Anonymously contributed|
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|JEFFERIES Frank T. Jefferies- Emporia Daily Gazette November 18, 1953||Anonymously contributed|
|JONES William Henry Jones- Emporia Weekly Gazette March 28, 1918|
The funeral of W.H. Jones who died in St. Mary's Hospital Thursday night was held in the Bethany Congregational Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. Calvin Jones assisted by Rev. H.F. Morgan, conducted the services. The pall-bearers were Llewelyn Brunt, William F. Rees, Elias Williams, William Price, Arthur Price and Vint Morris. Interrment was in the Upper Dry Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Jones died in St. Mary's Hospital from injuries sustained while working on the D.O. Davis farm, near Reading, two weeks ago. He was 38 years old and was born in Bethesda, North Wales. He came to America in 1900 and was married to Mrs. Jane Lewis March 22, 1909. He is survived by Mrs. Jones and two children, Ivor and Margaret, and a step-son, Willie Lewis; by his father, Grifith Jones, of Wales and two sisters, Mrs. Jones of Wales and Mrs. Evan Hughes of Emporia, and a brother, Richard Jones of Lebo. He was a member of the Congregational Church and of the Knights and Ladies of Security.
|KARR John Leonard Karr - Hartford, KS newspaper Jan 1926|
"Taps" were sounded for the last time when J. L. Karr, the oldest settler and one of the three last survivors of the Civil War in this community, was mustered out at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning, Jan 9, 1926, at the home of his son, A. G. Karr east of town, having lived just 24 hours past his 81st birthday. The Tuesday previous to his death he was in town (Hartford) conversing with friends and seemingly in his usual health. Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. he was stricken with paralysis and Thursday about noon he sustained a second stroke from which he never regained consciousness and passed away at the hour stated above.
J. L. Karr was born in Ohio Jan 8, 1845, and soon moved with his parents to Indianola, Iowa. In the winter of 1854 when he was not quite 10 years of age, he came with his parents to Kansas, stopping for a time at Lawrence. Coming farther west in 1855 the family homesteaded the land one-half mile south and one fourth mile west of "17" school house, later known as the John Theobald farm. Here his boyhood years were spent and he attended school at Ottumwa, a distance of seven miles, which he walked twice daily.
The deceased was an ardent Unionist and when the Civil War broke out he volunteered for his country and enlisted in Company H 11th Kansas Cavalry under Colonal Preston B. Plumb in 1863 and served until the close of hte war. He was wounded twice, once a bullet grazed his scalp and once a bullet pierced his limb, but he was not incapacitated for any length of time. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged.
In the years 1865 an 1866 he carried the mail for Uncle Sam from Fort Scott to Council Grove over the Ozark trail and his little calico pony was watched for eagerly by the scattered homesteaders along his route. Many dangers from Indians, wild animals and roaming bands of marauders lurked along his route, but he braved them all that the U. S. mail might be delivered. Mr. Karr was married to Miss Sarah Ann Boring Nov. 26, 1871 and to this union seven children were born, five boys and two girls. Three boys, with the wife and mother, preceding him in death. Mrs. Karr died July 11, 1917. The surviving children are Mrs. Alice Latta, of Emoria; Mrs. A.A. McCullon, of Collinsville, Okla., and A. L. Karr and A. G. Karr, east of Hartford. The deceased was raied in the Quaker faith, But in 1906 he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in this place under the pastorate of Rev. Homer Cullison and remained a true and faithful member until death called him home.
Mr. Karr was a charter member of the Hartford G.A.R. known as the I. A. Taylor Post No 166, and for the past ten years had been its commander. Only two members, Jas W. and John E. Edwards survive out of a membership of 186. He ws an active member of the I.O.O.F.., Rebeka and A.O. U.W. lodges. In everything in which the deceased was interested he was a faithful worker and throughout his long life many knotty problems had to be solved.
Besides his four children, Mr. Karr is survived by one brother A. J. Karr, of White City, Kans., who was here when he died; also 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor Rev. Beadle, assisted by Rev. Cole pastor of The Christian church at the "17" schoolhouse Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The singers sang comforting hymns and also the patriotic song "Tenting on the Old Campground." The rostrum and front of the school room was beatifully decorated with bunting, flags and flowers. The casket was draped with "Old Glory," a treasured flag made by the W.R.C. years ago and presented to the G. A. R. A large concourse of people were in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to this aged citizen and old settler.
Interment was made in the Hoover cemetery and the Odd Fellow Lodge, which attended in a body had charge of the services at the grave. The pallbearers all members of the American Legion and the IOOF Lodge wer Messsrs. J. W. Kerby, Earl McCormick, William Carson, Harvey Cunnington, Joe Farmer and Lee Webster.
And so was laid to rest the last Kansas enlisted soldier of the Civil War in this vicinity.
|KARR Mrs. J.L. Karr - Neosho Valley Times Hartford KS, July 1917|
Mrs. J. L. Karr died at her home east of town at 12;30 O'clock Wednesday morning after a four day illness from dysentary. The funeral will be held this (Friday) afternoon from the "17" schoolhouse. Interment will be made in the Hoover cemetery. An obituary notice will appear next week. The husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
July 20, 1917
The funeral of Mrs. J. L. Karr who died at her home east of town (Hartford) Wednesay morning, July 11, 1917, after a brief illness, was held from District 17 schoolhouse last Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. G. Jay Rhodes. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended to pay a last sad tribute of respect to the departed. The building was not near large enough to accommodate the crowd. Interment was made in the family plot in the Hoover cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jacob Hagel, W. H. Baysinger, W. A. Sickles, J. E. Edwards, Jesse Crail and J. W. Edwards. Sarah A. Boring was born October 30, 1862 at Marion, Grant County, Indiana, and at the time of her death was aged sixty five years, eight months and eleven days.Her mother [Mrs. Daniel (Martha McNeal) Boring] died
when she was but a small child and she went to live with an uncle (Milton & Elizabeth McNeal Branson). In 1867 she accompanied her uncle's family to Kansas locating near Emporia. Here she met her future husband John L. Karr of Coffey county, to whom she was married November 26, 1871. To this union were born seven children, three of whom have preceeded the mother to the world beyond. The four remaining children with the husband mourn the loss of a true and faithful and loving wife and mother. The children are Andrew Karr, of Lebo, Kans; Mrs. Alice Latta, of Emporia, Kans.; Mrs. Addie McCullough of Collinsville, Okla, and Adrian Karr, of Hartford. Mrs. Karr was grandmother to twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In the death of this mother in Israel the neighborhood in which she has lived so many years has lost a conscientious, friend-loving woman and the relatives a devoted worker for their needs and comforts.
The Times joins the wide circle of friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.
|KING Andrew King - Emporia Gazette March 1, 1918 |
ANDREW KING DEAD
Andrew King, a former resident of Lyon County, died of heart trouble at his home in Kansas City, MO., at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening. He was born in Ireland sixty-eight years ago, and came to America with his parents, who located near Wheeling, W. VA. The Kings moved to Kansas in the early days. Andrew King lived for many years near Hartford, where he was extensively engaged in the cattle business. He moved to Kansas City about nineteen years ago, but made annual trips to Emporia. He was a member of the Catholic Church, of the Knights of Columbus and the Modern Woodmen.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary King; two daughters, Miss Margaret King and Mrs. J. E. Troupe, and two sons, J.J. King and A.V. King of Kansas City; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, who lives in Ireland, and two neices, Mrs. Eda Tholen and Miss Mary King, of Emporia. Mrs. Tholen attended the funeral, which was held Thursday in the Redemptionist Church, Kansas City at 10 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Father McGee. Interment was at Kansas City.
|KING Edward King - Emporia Gazette Friday July 13, 1913 pg 1, col.6|
EDWARD KING DEAD
Edward King died this morning at 8:45 o’clock at his home, 406 Sylvan Street, after a year and a half’s illness caused by creeping paralysis. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock in the Sacred Heart Church. Rev. Father Berthold will conduct the services, interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. King was born in Roscommon County, Ireland, in 1839, and he lived there until 1868, when he came to this country. He settled in Wheeling, West VA, and lived there many years. He married Elizabeth Gilligan, in Wheeling, in 1875, and four children were born to them during their residence in that town. Later, with his wife and family he moved back to Ireland, and lived there for a period of six years. They then moved back to America, and settled in Hartford, Kan. They have since lived in Neosho Rapids eighteen years. He had lived in Emporia for the past eight years.
He is survived by Mrs. King and four children, Miss Mary King, and Mrs. Ed Tholen, of Emporia, and John and Charles King, of Albuquerque, N. Mex. Both sons arrived in Emporia in time to be present at their father’s death.
Emporia Gazette July 14, 1913
FUNERAL OF EDWARD KING
The funeral of Edward King who died at his home , 406 Sylvan Street, Friday morning, was held at 9 o’clock this morning in the Catholic Church. Rev. Father Berthold conducted the services, and the music was furnished by the Catholic choir. The funeral was largely attended by the friends of Mr. King. The pall-bearers were Patrick King, Edward Kelley, Henry Kempter, A. Short, and William Lawler. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.
|KING Elizabeth King - Emporia Gazette Tuesday February 2, 1915 pg 1, col.5|
MRS. ELIZABETH KING DEAD
Mrs. Elizabeth King died this morning at 5 o’clock at her home, 406 Sylvan Street. (Emporia) She had been sick since before Christmas, and from the first her condition had been serious.
Mrs. King’s maiden name was Elizabeth Gilligan. She was born August 15, 1839, in County Sligo, Ireland, and grew up in Ireland. In 1865, she came to America, and a few years later was married in Wheeling, WV to Edward King. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. King went to Ireland, where they lived for five years. They came again to America, and about thirty years ago to Kansas, settling in Hartford. From there they moved to Neosho Rapids, and ten years ago came to Emporia. Mr. King died about a year ago.
Mrs. King is survived by two daughters and tow sons, Mrs. Ed Tholen and Mary King, of Emporia, and John and Charles King, of Albuquerque, N. Mex. All her children were with Mrs. King when she died. One sister, Mrs. Jane Fallan, of Cleveland, Ohio, also survives.
Mrs. King had been all her life a faithful member of the Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security Lodge. She had many friends in Emporia and in Lyon County, whose sympathy is with her children in their loss.
The funeral will be held in the Catholic Church, Thursday morning a 9 o’clock. The services will be in charge of Father Berthold, and interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.
|KREMER William W. Kremer- The Emporia Gazette September 21, 1912|
Death of William W. Kremer
William W. Kremer, formerly a resident of Emporia, died at his home in Lena, Ill., September 10.
He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1832. January 25, 1856, he was married to Miss Sarah Ann Oberdorf, who died June 23, 1889. Three children were born to them. November 11, 1861, Mr. Kremer enlisted as sergeant in Company F, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania, in which he served for nearly two years, receiving an honorable discharge on account of disability. He afterward came to Emporia, where he lived for twenty-five years, conducting a business as tobacconist.
Mr. Kremer was married at Freeport, Ill., October 17, 1900, to Mrs. Jennie Spiller. They lived there a year and then went to Lena, which has since been their home.
Mr. Kremer was converted at the age of 20, and was actively engaged in religious work until failing health compelled him to desist. He was a man who had the esteem of all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, in which organization he held the office of deacon.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, William H., of Conneaut, Ohio, and Jacob F., of Chicago. He also leaves a brother, Harry Kremer, of Selinsgrove, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Catharine Enderline [sic, ENTERLINE], of Milton, Pa.
(Obituary courtesy Flint Hills Genealogical Society)
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|LAMBERT James Andrew Lambert - Emporia Gazette Mar. 1,1943||Marvel Delahaye|
|LAMBERT Katherine Ruth Lambert - Emporia Gazette Mar. (no day given), 1998||Marvel Delahaye|
|LAMBERT Leo A. Lambert - Emporia Gazette August 5, 1978||Marvel Delahaye|
|LAMBERT Keith Dwayne Lambert - Emporia Gazette Nov. 4, 1959||Marvel Delahaye|
|LAMBERT Frances Everette Lambert- Emporia Gazette July 19, 1966||Marvel Delahaye|
|LAMBERT Mrs. James A.Lambert- Emporia Daily Gazette Nov. 18, 19, 23, 1953||Marvel Delahaye|
|LARGENT George W. Largent- Emporia Gazette May 28, 1971||Bill Phillips|
|LARGENT Albert M. Largent - unknown newspaper, Prague Oklahoma- July 11, 1955||Bill Phillips|
|LEISMAN Marie K. LEISMAN - Emporia Gazette Jan. 8, 2000||D Branigan ---|
|LEISMAN Gilbert A. LEISMAN - Emporia Gazette Nov. 19, 1996||D Branigan ---|
|LEWIS Elizabeth Jane LEWIS - Emporia Gazette Nov. 14, 2001||Anonymously contributed|
|LIBERTUS Lester C. Libertus - Emporia Gazette April 23, 1986||Gina Easley|
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|MALLORY Ora Mallory - Emporia Gazette November 9,1951||Marie Cook|
|MALLORY Willie Bell Mallory - Emporia Gazette January 17,1951||Marie Cook|
|MALLORY Ada Mallory - Emporia Gazette March 29, 1935||Marie Cook|
|MALLORY Clinton Mallory - Emporia Gazette December 29, 1944||Marie Cook|
|MARSHINSKY John E. Marshinsky- unknown newspaper (October) 1959||Marvel Delahaye|
|MARSHINSKY Lena Francis Marshinsky- Emporia Gazette January 11 and 12, 1982||Marvel Delahaye|
|MARSHINSKY John Delbert Marshinsky- Emporia Gazette December 4, 1977||Marvel Delahaye|
|MATHEIS Francis Matheis- (unidentified paper ) March 16, 1933.||Gina Easley|
|MATHENA Elizabeth Jane Mathena- (unidentified Kansas City paper) 1913|
Elizabeth, beloved wife of J. L. Mathena, died at her home southwest of town on Sunday, May 18, 1913, after a brief illness, age 82 years, 5 months, and 20 days.
Elizabeth Jane Spence was born in Virginia the 28th of November, 1930. She was married to Lewis Mathena March 3, 1854. To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded her into the spirit world. The husband, seven children, and 103 grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her. In the spring of 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Mathena emigrated to Nebraska, arriving in Omaha June 3rd.
The deceased was a woman of strong character and excellent qualities and endured the hardships of the pioneer without a murm'r. She was a most devoted wife, a kind and indulgent mother and an obliging neighbor. As a mother, wife and neighbor, she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held from the Eagle Freek (Creek?) M.E. church at 11 o'clock Monday morning, conducted by Rev. C. R. Rice. Interment was made in the Hartford cemetery.
To the grief stricken husband, children and relatives we extend our heartfelt sympany in their sad bereavement.
|McELFRESH Mary A. McElfresh - Emporia Daily Gazette Monday, July 8, 1929.||Gina Easley|
|McELFRESH John Pitts McElfresh - Americus Greetings Feb. 1, 1906|
REV. McELFRESH IS DEAD. Rev. John Pitts McElfresh died last Friday, Jan. 26th, at the home of his son, Chas. McElfresh, in Emporia. The old gentleman was 77 years of age July 28th, last. Nearly all of his life has been devoted to the ministry. He came to Kansas over fifty years ago. For the last five years he had been making his home in this city, with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Pyle, and had gone to Emporia to spend the holidays with his son Charles, but was taken some worse and since the holidays has been unable to return. He leaves four daughters and two sons. For several years past he has been one of the old familiar faces on the street and has preached to Americus young people who are now numbered among the gray haired grandfathers of the present.
The funeral took place in Emporia and the remains laid to rest in the family burying grounds. he rounded out a good old age of usefulness, and a life-long record in the services of his master, and is now no doubt enjoying himself with the saints singing those good old songs he used to so love to sing while here on earth.
|MCFANN Walter Eaton McFann - Emporia Daily Gazette March 14, 1944||Brian McFann|
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|MCNEELEY F.M. McNeeley- Emporia Gazette Jan. 24, 1923|
F. M. McNEELEY(sic) DEAD
News has been received in Emporia of the death of F. M. McNEELY, Topeka, formerly of Emporia, yesterday at his home. Mr. McNEELY was employed 12 years ago in the Peters hardware store. He is survived by Mrs. McNEELY; one daughter, Mrs. MUELLER, of Topeka; and two sons, John McNEELEY(sic), Topeka, and Hollis McNEELY(sic), of California.
|MILLER Daisy Miller - Emporia Daily Gazette Nov. 2, 1959||Anonymously contributed|
|MOON Winnifred I. Moon - Emporia Gazette Dec. 30, 2011||Marvel Delahaye|
|MORRISON Georgia Morrison- Emporia Gazette April 5, 1948||Anonymously contributed|
|MOW George Mow- Emporia Daily Gazette Jan. 24, 1923|
FUNERAL OF GEORGE MOW
Funeral services for GEORGE MOW, who died Sunday evening, were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grandview church. Rev. Mr. SUMMERS, of Saffordville, conducted the services. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were: John HUSBAND, Abel EVANS, Carl HADLEY, John BUSKINGHAM, William SHORT, and Con IDEMAN.
George W. MOW was born in Marshall county, Indiana, October 12, 1846. He was married in 1868 at Oxford, Mo. To Matilda CURRY, who died in 1912. In 1880 Mr. amd Mrs. MOW moved to Kansas, locating near Emporia.
Mr. MOW is survived by seven children, Fred L. MOW, Mrs. Rosa LYNN, Mrs. Maggie THOMPSON, and Mrs. Minnie FORD, all of Lyon County; J. W. MOW, of Houk, Ariz., George MOW, of Prescott, Ariz., and Mrs. Mamie ORDERY, of Union Mills, Wash. Three sisters, Mrs. Martha CROUSE, of Osawatomie; Mrs. Kate BARKMAN, of Parnell, Mo. And Mrs. Ellen POYSTON, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two brothers, W. H. MOW of Kansas City, Mo., and Wiley MOW, of Colorado Springs, Colo., also survive.
|MYERS Carrie McElfresh Myers (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Herbert A. Myers - (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Clifford A. Myers - (source and date unknown)||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Harry A. Myers - Emporia Gazette December 21, 1934||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Ralph P. Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 4, 1988||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Jacob Myers - Emporia News Feb. 11, 1865|
(died Sept. 8, 1865)
Died--Jacob Myers formerly of this place enlisted in the 32d Iowa infantry which marched to the front in the commencement of the war and participated in all the battles along the Mississippi, and siege of Vicksburg. In his last letter, written to his brother, he stated that he shared in both Generals Banks and Sturgis' expeditions which proved so disastrous to our armies in the previous engagement under Banks at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. His regiment, 450 strong, lost two hundred and forty men in the later expedition, the loses were more from fatigue and hard marching in consequence of the capture of a large supply train. The men were forced on four marches with scarcely anything to subsist on, since then his health failed. While on his way home, at St. Louis, 8th of September by Typhoid Fever, he was called Home, where sickness and toil are known no more.
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|MYERS Frank B. Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 12, 1951||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Mary Myers - Emporia Gazette June 9, 1960||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Harriet Myers - Emporia Daily Gazette May 21, 1929||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Albert P. Myers - Emporia Daily Gazette Jan. 19, 1952||Gina Easley|
|MYERS Albert Pearley Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1910|
Albert Perley Myers Dead.
(died Feb. 20, 1910)
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Myers died yesterday afternoon in Washington, D. C. He had been sick over two weeks with malignant scarlet fever. many people will remember the bright, beautiful little boy who spent his last two summers in Emporia. He was two years and nine months old.
A. P. Myers will be remembered as Congressman Miller's private secretary. he and Mrs. Myers have many friends in Emporia who will mourn with them in their loss.
|MYERS Albert Pearley Myers - Americus Greetings April 20, 1905|
OBITUARY OF A. J. MYERS
A Short Sketch of His Life - Was a Prominent church Worker.
Arthur J. Myers was born April 14, 1868, near Marietta, Washington county, Ohio. he died at Americus, Kansas, April 11, 1905, lacking but three days of being thirty-seven years of age.
His childhood and youth were spent in his native state. in 1886 he came with the family to Americus, Kan., where he has since resided.
He prepared himself for teaching by completing the course in the Americus schools and attending Baker University at Baldwin, Kan. He was successful in this profession and was recognized as one of Lyon county's efficient teachers.
In February 1893 he was married to Miss Minnie Raley. They lived happily together for three years, their home being gladdened by the presence of a little daughter, Carrie. Then the family circle was broken by the removal of the mother. After this sad bereavement Arthur returned to the home of his parents with whom he lived until his death.
He was a member of the Americus Lodge No. 28, Ancient Order of United Workman.
For a number of years he has been proprietor of the Americus creamery. In order to fit himself for this work he took a course in dairying at the Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas. He was obliging to his patrons and the business prospered under his management.
He made a public profession of his faith in Christ in 1886, uniting with the Methodist Episcopal church of Americus under the ministry of the Rev. D. S. Baldwin. From the time he identified himself with the church he was an active worker. He was president of the Epworth League for a number of terms, was superintendent of the Sunday School for eight years, was a teacher in the Sunday School, and was a member of the board of trustees at the time of his death. Faithfulness characterized his work in these various departments of the church's activities. He was always found at the post of duty until laid aside by his last sickness.
His death was due to organic heart trouble. The disease had been working on him for some time, but he did not give up work until a few weeks ago. As the end drew near he realized his condition, an expressed himself as ready when the summons should come. The words of the Psalmist were verified in his experience: "yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." His faith in Christ was firm, his departure peaceful.
The funeral services were held in the M. E. church and were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. N. Funston who was assisted by Rev. Wilson. The church was tastefully draped and decorated by his Sunday School class consisting of a number of young ladies who attended the services in a body.
In his discourse Rev. Funston emphasized the importance of being ready for death and the judgement. In a clear and forcible manner her called attention to the things that are unseen and eternal. The bearing of the present life upon the life which is to come was presented in a way that was calculated to produce serious thought in regard to spiritual matters. In a very touching manner he referred to the work and character of the deceased, closing with well chosen words of comfort to the surviving friends. A long procession followed the remains to their last resting place.
The deceased leaves a daughter, a father and mother, three brothers and three sisters, and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn his early departure.
He was taken away in the prime of life. From a human point of view his life work was not finished. But the Master thought otherwise. His thoughts are not our thoughts, "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." In this as in all other dispensations of Providence, we know that he doeth all things well. In this removal there comes to us all the admonition, "Be ye also ready."
|MYERS Mrs Minnie Myers - Emporia Gazette May 5, 1896|
MRS. MINNIE MYERS
Died At A Hospital In St. Louis Tuesday Morning.
A telegram was received Tuesday about ten o'clock bearing the sad intellegence of the death of Mrs. Minnie Myers wife of A. J. Myers of this place at St. Louis, at four o'clock in the morning of that day.
The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock at the M. E. Church, Rev. Bascom Robbins officiating. Mrs Myers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Raley, she was born April 21st, 1872, near Leroy, Illinois, and consequently was 24 years and 14 days old at the time of her death. She leaves one child, Carrie, a husband, father, mother, and two brothers among the near relatives to mourn her loss. Her remains arrived on the evening train yesterday and were borne to the family residence by kind friends, to await the final parting on the morrow. Some years ago she commenced to decline in health and while at times, the prospects have been good for recovery they have only been blighted again by the fell destroyer which was at work on her system.
Prominent physicians of Emporia were employed and when their skill failed them, she was taken by kind friends to St. Louis, where the skillful services of noted physicians were procured and everything that lay in their power to restore life and health was done, but alas, to no avail.
She was an amiable christian lady loved and respected by friends and associates, an exemplary character and bore her suffering with christian fortitude, and endurance. She has now passed beyond this vale of tears and suffering and gone to that bright home with the saints above. We mourn her loss, not as one without hope, and to the bereaved relatives they sympathies of a community are extended.
|MYERS Arthur J. Myers - Americus Greetings July 16, 1908|
Death of an Infant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Myers Succumbs to Spinal Meningitis
Arthur J., the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Myers was taken sick a week ago last Sunday and died Saturday, July 11, at 3 o'clock, after an illness of only six days. The cause of his death was pronounced as spinal meningitis. The funeral was held at the residence Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Funston, of the M. E. church officiating. The attendance was very large, and the remains were interred in the Americus cemetery. The best medical aid was furnished, but the angel of death had marked the little one for its own, and human assistance was of no avail. The sorrowing parents certainly have the sympathy of the community in this dark hour of their trial.
|MYERS William Myers - Emporia Gazette Dec. 28, 1914|
William Myers Dead.
William Myers died at his home in Americus yesterday morning. He was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, December 3, 1825. In 1840 he moved with his father's family to Morgan County, Ohio, crossing the Alleghenies in a covered wagon. December 6, 1853 he was married to Miss Harriet Beebe, of Watertown, Ohio, and on December 6 of this year, they observed their sixty-first wedding anniversary. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Myers.
Three died in infancy and eight reached mature manhood and womanhood. Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, six children, sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. J. J. Wright, Mrs. W. S. Ruggles, and A. P. Myers, of Emporia; Frank Myers of Americus; Mrs. Henry Remley, of Herington, and William B. Myers of Corpus Christi, Texas, all of whom were with him in his last illness.
In 1853 Mr.. Myers located on a tract of timber land in the Muskingum Valley, near Marietta, Ohio, where he followed the cooper trade for nearly a quarter of a century. In the spring of 1885 he moved with his family to Americus, where he engaged in gardening and fruit growing until his death. He was a wide reader, and it was his habit for many years to spend his evenings reading aloud to his family. He was a close student of National affairs and was greatly disturbed during his last days lest the United States should again become involved in war. He came of sturdy pioneer stock, stanch in their patriotism and love of liberty. His ancestors fought in the War of the Revolution and in the War of 1812. He served during the Civil War in Company I, One Forty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from which organization he was honorably discharged September 14, 1864. He was a member of Americus Post No. 219, Grand Army of the Republic.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. E. H. Knepp, pastor of the Americus Methodist Church, were held at the home this afternoon at 1 o'clock, and interment was made in the Americus Cemetery.
|MYERS James Wesley Myers - Emporia Gazette July 1894|
Death of J. W. Myers
The funeral of J. W. Myers was held at the M. E. church, Sunday, July 22, 1894, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. Isaac Hill.
He passed away on Saturday after a protracted illness, at the age of thirty-two years and ten months.
Mr. Myers brought his family to Americus, about a year since, from Hutchinson, intending to make this their home. His upright principles and cheerful manners always won him friends, and all deeply lament his loss. The heartfelt sympathies of all are with the bereaved family. His wife and three small children, parents and brothers and sisters are left to mourn his loss.
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|NELSON Ward Beecher Nelson - Olpe Optimist Jul 25, 1924||Doni Wright|
|NELSON Drucilla Estella (MIX)- Emporia Gazette Dec. 13, 1935||Doni Wright|
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|PALMER Robert Michael Palmer (source not known)
|PALMER Michele Lynn Palmer (source not known)
|PENNING Louise Penning- Emporia Gazette June 11, 1940||Gina Easley|
|PENNING Bernard Thomas Penning- Atchison Globe (no date given)||Gina Easley|
|PHILLIPS Florence Pedersen Phillips - Emporia Gazette June 3, 1970||Bill Phillips|
|PHILLIPS Munson G. Phillips - Emporia Gazette Oct. 6, 1970||Bill Phillips|
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|RICE Mary E. Rice- Emporia Weekly Republican July 26, 1888|
Mrs. Mary E. Rice, wife of Michael Rice of West sixth avenue died Saturday evening at 8:30. The funeral was held yesterday at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. Irwin assisted by Reverend Byrns. She was thirty-five years of age and leaves a husband and three children. She has been a consistent member of the Christian church for many years. The remains were laid in Maplewood.
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|ROAKEY John Roakey- Emporia Daily Gazette November 16, 1953||Anonymously contributed|
|ROBINSON S.P. Robinson- Emporia Gazette January 5, 1901|
Died of Pneumonia
Mrs. S. P. Robinson died of pneumonia at the Leland hotel last night. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon. Mrs. Robinson's home is in Minnesota, where she has two children, a son and a daughter. They have been notified of her death and her daughter will attend the funeral. F.P. Robinson and L. Robinson of Emporia are her sons. She was at the home of L. Robinson, who recently bought the Leland hotel when she became sick about three weeks ago. She was 83 years old.
Emporia Gazette January 7, 1901
|ROBINSON Sylvester Robinson- Emporia Gazette January 13, 1919|
Sylvester Robinson Dead
Sylvester Robinson died in St. Mary's Hospital Saturday noon at 12:30, of heart trouble. He was a carpenter and for the past few years had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Buck. He was working in Reading at the time he was taken sick and was taken to the hospital six weeks ago.
Mr. Robinson was born in Lowell, Mass., September 7, 1848. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Maude Nunamaker, of Plainview, Minn. The funeral was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Dumm Chapel. Interment was made in Maplewood Cemetery.
|ROSENQUIST George S. Rosenquist - (Stephenville, TX) Aug, 2000||Marvel Delahaye|
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|SCHLUP Victor E. Schlup - Emporia Gazette Sep. 21, 2000||Marvel Delahaye|
|SHULLEY William D. Shulley - Emporia Gazette December 9, 1953||Eloise Nicholos|
|SHULLEY William D. Shulley Jr.- Emporia Gazette May 9, 1978||Eloise Nicholos|
|SHULLEY Rosamond Shulley - Emporia Gazette March 2, 1973||Eloise Nicholos|
|SMITH Dorothy E. Smith - unknown newspaper, Emporia, KS- (no date)||Bill Phillips|
|SMITH Arthur J. Smith - Emporia Gazette March 7,1957||Marie Cook|
|SMITH Robert F. Smith- Emporia Daily Gazette August 1, 1988||Anonymously contributed|
|SOMBER Arthur N. Somber- Emporia Daily Gazette March 5, 1973||Anonymously contributed|
|STEVES Clyde P. Steves- Topeka State Journal August 4, 1978||Anonymously contributed|
|SWINK John Swink- Emporia Weekly Republican News Paper March 24, 1904|
John Swink of Neosho Rapids, Kansas was mustered into this life, October 13th, 1825. Mustered into the matrimonial life, March 19, 1852, mustered into the Church Militant in 1861, Mustered into Co. “G” Pa. Vol. Infantry, in August 1862.
Mustered out of the U.S. Service June 22nd, 1865. Mustered out of life’s service and into the church triumphant on the fifty-second anniversary of the marriage, of John Swink and Emma A. Baldwin.
Truly a good man has fallen faithful and true in all the relations of life, his treasurer were laid up “where moth and rust will not corrupt”.
He leaves a widow sixty-nine years old, besides children; two son’s and three daughters.
Only two of the children were present, Mrs. N.A. Castle of Bushong and N.B. Swink of Rush county this state, one son J.W. lives in Colorado, one daughter Eva M. Straight lives in N.Y., and Mary E Barton in Pa.
This family count five generations.
The Great Grandmother ninety six years old sat in her easy chair near the casket of her son-in-law the old soldier seventy-nine years old who had tenderly cared for his mother-in-law for the past nineteen years to the personal knowledge of the writer and how much longer I can not say.
The last words spoken by the veteran was “I am trusting in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God who divided the Red Sea” and closing his own eyes he fell asleep.
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|TURNER Kitty Luella (Horn) Turner- Emporia Gazette April 6, 1971||Bill Phillips|
|WEBB Ruby Libertus Webb - Emporia Gazette May 18, 1981||Gina Easley|
|WIELAND Adeline Erpelding Wieland - (no source provided)
|WILSON Vina Wilson - Emporia Gazette March 9,1951||Marie Cook|
|WORRELL Ruth Louise Worrell - (source not provided)
|WRIGHT J.J. Wright - Americus Greetings May 19, 1904|
Dr. J. J. Wright, of Emporia, died Friday morning and was buried Sunday afternoon. He had been practicing medicine in Emporia since 1870, during which time he held many positions of honor and trust. He had many friends in Americus and surrounding country who admired his noble character. On December 6, 1891 he married Miss Mary Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myers of this place.
|WRIGHT Catherine Myers Wright - Emporia Gazette Mar. 20, 1944||Gina Easley|
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|YOUNG Elizabeth "Lizzie" Heacock Young - Emporia Gazette August 6,1934||Doni Wright|
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