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Obituary of Harriet Childers. Information provided by Shirley Brier (email address not posted by request), 3 Feb 2005. Obituary from the Louisburg Herald, 21 Jul 1902

"CHILDERS - Mrs. Harriet Childers died last Thursday evening, July 17. The funeral was held at the home on Friday, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. O. A. Ishmael, and interment was in the Cashman cemetery. At the time they came west, Mr. and Mrs. Childers were shipwrecked at St. Louis, in 1847 and their papers all lost, with family records. It is thought that Mrs. Childers was about 80 years old.

Harriet Huddleston Childers was born in Kanawha county, W. Va., July 15, 1829. Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anne Dawson, near Lislo, Mo. July 17, 1902. She was married to Nathan Childers, Dec. 25, 1849. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters, six of whom survive them, two having died in childhood. They were among the earliest settlers in Kansas, having come here in the early part of the Fifties and located on a farm, two miles south of town, where they resided on til the death of her husband, which occurred Feb. 7, 1894. Since then she has been living among her children. Her health began to fail shortly after the death of her husband, and of late years she has been greatly afflicted and at times suffered intensely, but during all her sickness she was patient and resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things for the best. She united with the Christian Church at Louisburg, Kans., in the fall of 1874. She died in a Christian's faith and had expressed her willingness to go. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ishmael at the residence of Jasper Dawson and the remains were interred in the Cashman Cemetery, July 18, 1902.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the sickness and death of our mother.
Mrs. Annie Dawson.
Mrs. J. D. Hamilton.
Mrs. Kate Johnson."


Obituary of Israel Christie . Information provided by Gail Christie christie@hsc.vcu.edu, 23 Mar 1999. Obituary from The Miami Republican, -- Jan 1902

A Good Citizen Dead

"The death of Israel Christie occurred at his home on his farm, in Stanton Twp., last Friday evening. He had been in failing health for several years and recently had grown quite feeble, but was able to be about home and his condition was not considered critical. He had been gone from the house for a longer time than usual, and one of the family members went to look for him and found him lying dead in one of the outer buildings. His death was caused by hemorrhage of the lungs.

Mr. Christie's age was 73 yrs. and 11 months. He was a native of Kentucky and when a young man moved to Indiana where he was married to his surviving wife, who is now very feeble. They were among the Pioneer settlers of Miami County, emigrating here from Indiana in 1856, during the trying times on the border, and locating at Stanton.

Mr. Christie was an ardent, outspoken Free State man, and he, with several neighbors, being informed that they were marked men by the border ruffians, accepted the advice of their friends and left the state for a brief time, returning to Stanton in the fall of 1857 and homesteaded 160 acres, which he improved, and where he resided until his death.

Mr. Christie was held in great esteem by all who knew him. He was a safe councilor, in whom his neighbors had the utmost confidence. Politically he was a Republican and until recent years there was not a caucus held in his township or a county convention but what he was present and took an active interest for the welfare of his party. He was outspoken and frank in his views, well posted on all subjects and held his own in debate on every occasion.

Under the Wyandotte Constitution of 1859 he was appointed by Gov. Charles Robinson one of the three county commissioners for Miami County and was afterward elected chairman of the board, serving until 1862, when he was elected to the Legislature in the 43rd representative district. He received the appointment and took the census of Stanton township in 1870, and was several times elected Justice of the Peace, and numerous times elected and creditably filled various township offices. He was a conscientious Christian and a member of the Baptist Church for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Christie was a good farmer and careful business man and will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends, as well as his family.

Besides his wife he leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. John T. Haight of Stanton, Mrs. W.W. May of Yoakum, Texas, and seven sons, William L. at Cedarvale, Kansas, James M. at Waverly, Kansas, Thomas N. of Republic, Mo., John Reece, Blackwell, Oklahoma Territory, Frank G. at Englevale, Kansas and Ezra W. and Carl at home. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Iler, were held at the school house in Stanton Sunday. The remains were buried in the Stanton cemetery."

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