Miami County Obituaries
Obituary of James Asher. Information provided by Carole Merrill, 6 Oct 1998. (Reference: Miami Republican, 31 July 1914, p. 1, col. 6, item #3)
"James Asher Dead. Friday of last week the remains of James Asher, who died July 21 at Eldorado Springs, Mo., of epilepsy, were brought here and buried in the Paola cemetery, in the family plot beside his first wife. Mr. Asher was a barber and came to Paola from Greeley, Kas., about 1895, residing here until 1900, when he went to Eldorado Springs. He was again married at Eldorado Springs. He was a veteran of the civil war, a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic fraternity. Burial was made direct from the train. The Masonic order had charge of the funeral. In the absence of the chaplain of the order, Rev. James Hunter officiated. The remains were accompanied by his wife and his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russ Henderson, and Mrs. HAYS, a friend of Mrs. Asher. Mr. Asher was a justice of the peace and police judge at Eldorado Springs."
Additional Notes: James Harvey Asher was b. 13 Apr 1848 in Spencer Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio the son of Abraham Asher and Sarah Scott. He married Louisa Minerva Pierce on 10 Sep 1871 in Porter Co., Indiana. To them six children were born: James Harvey, Noah A., Jennie B., and Ethel F., plus two children who probably died in infancy. After Minerva's death he married Mrs. Martha V. Stuckmeyer. He died on 21 Jul 1914 and was buried on 24 Jul 1914. (References: James Harvey Asher - birth date & burial -- Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol III p. 520, marriage date -- marriage certificate, FHL film #1,686,156, p. 30, #57, death -- Paola, KS City Hall Records & obit, census records -- 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910, additional info -- FTM, Everton Publishers, LDS Temple Information Bureau; Mrs. Martha A. Stuckmeyer - birthdate - 1910 census records)
Obituary of David R. Craig. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 25, 1914, page 1, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"A Soldier and a Gentleman Gone. - Many an old soldier in our midst, with a gallant record, follows the noiseless tenor of his way without much attention from the world. There lived in the suburbs just southeast of Paola one of these -David R. Craig, who died here on the 8th inst. in his 82nd year. Near the very beginning of the war he enlisted in Company E of the 34th Iowa Infantry and served till after the grand review of the Union army in Washington in the spring of 1865. The activity of the 34th Iowa is well known and its record is one of the best. Mr. Craig was on duty from the hour that he was mustered in until the close of the rebellion and, whether midst battle clash or on the weary marches he was a patient, courageous private doing his duty.
Mr. Craig was born in Hamilton, Ohio, May 13, 1833, and died at his suburban home here on December 8, 1914. He was sick only a few days. His life was eventful. At the age of 19 he was in California and three years alter he returned to Illinois. In that state at the town of Annawan, August 17, 1856, he was married to Miss Martha Hutchinson, who for 42 years was his loyal companion. She died at Amsterdam, Mo., on April 23, 1898.
From the place of their marriage the Craigs went to Wayne county, Iowa. While he was in the war the faithful wife kept the home and when the war was over he returned. In 1873 they made another move, to Washington county and later in 1895, the family settled in Vernon county, Mo. Two years later they located in Amsterdam. Mr. Craig's last move was to settle on the little farm that he bought, adjoining Paola on the southeast. For about seven years he was an honored resident of this place.
Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Craig, two daughters died when very young. Those surviving are: Mrs. Sarah M. Jarrett, of Filmore, California; W. O. Craig, Kansas City, Mo.; S. M. Craig, Paola, and Mrs. Bertha Hudson, of Fulton, Kansas. All were at his bedside when death came, except Mrs. Jarrett. Burl M. Jarrett, a grandson, of Fort Worth, Texas, arrived for the funeral. Thus came and thus departed one who was useful to the world, a model as a brave soldier, and an honest man who left a name unsullied to those who live after him. He now lies at rest in the East Mount Zion cemetery in Linn county."
Obituary of Ivan Lytle Day. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, November 6, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Death of Ivan Day. - Ivan Lytle Day, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Day, of Stanton township, died at their home, seven miles southwest of Paola last Monday morning, November 2nd, after an illness of several weeks, of typhoid fever. The young man contracted the fever while working on the sheep ranch, near Osawatomie, last month, and failed rapidly from the beginning of the illness.
Ivan Day was born on a farm in Linn county, Kansas, January 6th, 1894, and had always made his home with his parents, both in that county and in Miami. He was bright and industrious young man, whose cheerful nature endeared him to his many friends. His only brother, Clarence, with whom he was working when taken ill, is also down with the fever, and in a serious condition.
The funeral services were conducted from the Spring Ridge church, in Stanton, last Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. E. W. Spencer, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Stanton."
Obituary of Charles Flanders, Sr. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, October 30, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Death of Charles Flanders, Sr. - The death of Charles Flanders, Sr., a well known resident of Miami county, occurred after an illness of five days, at his home on East Miami street, Wednesday morning, October 28th, shortly before 5:00 o'clock. Mr. Flanders had been in poor health for several years, and death was due to a general break-down. He was born near Marietta, Washington county, Ohio, September 26th, 1831, the son of Jacob and Sarah Flanders, and came to Kansas at the age of 27 years, locating on a farm 2 miles north of Chiles, in this county. On the fourth day of July, 1861, he married Anna E. Holdren, at Wea, and to this union were born two sons, Colonel Charles S. Flanders, and Arden W. Flanders, both of whom live in Paola.
Soon after the opening of the border hostilities, Mr. Flanders became a member of Company I, 7th Kansas Infantry, and served for three years in the campaigns through Southern Missouri and Arkansas. In 1876, he gave up farming, and, with his family, moved to this city, operating a grocery store here for several years.
Throughout the long years of his residence in this county, Charles Flanders has ever lead a useful and industrious life, and was always well liked by those with whom he came in contact. He was a member of the McCaslin Post, No. 117, G. A. R., since the organization of that body, and took an active part in all its affairs.
Besides the wife and sons, he is survived by two brothers, Christ C. Flanders, of Richland township, and Arthur, of Ellsworth, Kansas. One sister, Mrs. Mary Palmer, of Kansas City, also survives.
The funeral will be conducted by the local G. A. R. members this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the home, 110 East Miami street, and the burial will be in the Paola cemetery. Reverend O. B. Thurston, pastor of the Congregational church, will conduct the services."
Obituary of Louise Anna King Hightower. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 11, 1914, page 1, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Mrs. William Hightower Dead. - The death of Mrs. William Hightower occurred at the home of her son, H. B. Hightower, 309 West Chippewa street, last Tuesday night, December 8th shortly before twelve o'clock, after an illness of two months. She was stricken with a heart attack some weeks ago, and her condition gradually became worse until the end.
Mrs. Hightower's maiden name was Louise Anna King, and she was born April 9th, 1883 [sic], in Steeleville, Crawford county, Missouri, where the early years of her life were spent. At the age of twenty-one, she became the wife of William Hightower, in Carthage, Mo., and a short time later they moved to Kansas City. After six years of residence there, they moved to Leavenworth county, Kansas, where they remained until 1886, when Mr. Hightower died.
Mrs. Hightower went to Johnson county after the death of her husband, and in 1888, came to Paola. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for more than fifty years, and was ever a staunch supporter of that denomination. For many years a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she made the friendship of everyone in the lodge, who will sincerely mourn her death.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Oscar and Howard W., both of Paola, and two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Harper, of Olathe, Kansas, and Mrs. B. V. Hayes, of this city. The funeral services will be conducted from the home this afternoon (Friday), at three o'clock, and the burial will be in the Elmwood cemetery."
[Note: Her year of birth should be 1833, and she doesn't seem to be buried in the Elmwood addition of the Paola cemetery - per the transcription book by the Miami Co. Genealogy Society.]
Obituary of Mary Katrine Homrighausen Knoche. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 25, 1914, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Mrs. Mary Knoche Dead. - The death of Mrs. Mary Katrine Knoche, widow of the late George Knoche, occurred at her home, one mile south of Somerset, last Saturday morning, December 19th, after a serious illness of several weeks. Mrs. Knoche had been failing for some months, but she bore her suffering with the greatest of patience and fortitude.
She was born in Wildeshausen, Westphalia, Germany, April 12th, 1846, and came to America in 1856 with her father, the late Louis Homrighausen, who settled in Randolph county, Ills., later coming to this county. December 14th, 1868, she was married in Red Bud, Illinois, to George Knoche, shortly afterward coming to this county, and locating on a farm south of Somerset, which has been their home continuously since. Mr. Knoche died December 18th, 1899, and was buried in the Highland cemetery.
Mrs. Knoche is survived by eight children, John W., Frank H., Amelia and Emma, all of whom live on the home farm, and Mrs. Anna Alpert, Mrs. Marie Brocker, George L. Knoche, and Fred C. Knoche, who live on farms in Middle Creek and East Valley townships. Two brothers, Henry and Louis Homrighausen, both of Middle Creek, and four sisters, who reside in Germany, also survive.
The funeral services were conducted from the Highland church last Monday afternoon by Reverend A. Jennrich, of Block, and Reverend E. W. Spencer, of Paola, and the interment was in Highland cemetery."
Note: Mary and George's marriage was in Miami Co., Kansas, not Red Bud, Randolph Co., Illinois.
Death Notice of Jacob Koehler. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4 February 2006. (Reference: The Western Spirit, 2 Jun 1914, transcribed from microfilm viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)
"Jacob Koehler of this city died suddenly at his home, 310 East Wea street, May 22 of heart disease."
Obituary of Mary Margaret Raphael Lines. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 25, 1914, page 1, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Mrs. William Lines Dead. - Mary Margaret Raphael Lines, wife of William G. Lines, was born in Newburgh, New York. June 22, 1878, and died December 10, 1914, age 36 years, 5 months and 20 days. The daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Raphael, she was married to William G. Lines December 15, 1897, at New Lancaster, Kansas.
Mrs. Lines leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, a foster son, her mother, one sister and two brothers. Her older sister, Agnes Vanhatten, is now a resident of Belleview, New Jersey, and the two brothers, Thomas and Hugh, live in St. Joseph, Mo.
She had led a Christian life since childhood and was a member of the New Lancaster United Brethren church of New Lancaster. Mrs. Lines was a noble Christian and was true to her church. She has many friends and neighbors to mourn her death. The funeral on Sunday, December 13th, was preached by Rev. D. W. Shaw."
Obituary of Susan Lively. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 4, 1914, page 1, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Death of a Good Woman. - Mrs. Susan Lively, wife of Robert H. Lively, died at her home in Louisburg, Kansas, Thanksgiving day, November 26th, 1914, following an illness of several weeks' duration. For a number of years Mrs. Lively had been in poor health, but not until a month ago did her sickness take an acute turn.
Susan McDaniel was born in the State of Kentucky, Hart county, February 5th, 1842. When nine years old she took up her residence with Mr. and Mrs. William Wright in Hart county, which was her home until 1860, at which time she became the wife of Mr. Lively, and shortly after the marriage they moved to Kansas, locating on a farm, in Wea township. For the past 10 or 12 years they have lived in Louisburg. Of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Lively, only one survives - Robert H. Lively, Jr., who is connected with the Commercial National Bank, of Kansas City, Kansas.
The decedent was a staunch member of the Louisburg M. E. church, from which place the funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon. Rev. E. G. Coons, of Grenola, Kansas, officiated, and burial was in the Louisburg cemetery."
Obituary of Caleb J. Madison. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 25, 1914, microfilm Roll P58, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"C. J. Madison Buried Here. - The body of Caleb J. Madison, who died at the state hospital at Osawatomie last Saturday, December 19th, was brought to Paola for burial yesterday morning (Wednesday). Mr. Madison was for many years a well known farmer, living on a farm four miles south of Somerset, and his many old friends will refret to learn of his unexpected death. He was born in Polk City, Iowa, in 1858, and moved to Saline county, Missouri, with his parents at an early age. Twenty-eight years ago, the Madisons came to Miami county, and located on the farm south of Somerset. Mr. Madison never married and always lived at home with his mother, the late Clarissa Madison.
The funeral services were conducted from the Lindemood chapel Wednesday morning, and he was buried beside the graves of his mother, and his brother, Hugh, in the Elmwood cemetery. He is survived by three brothers, G. W. Madison and C. A. Madison, both of Randolph, Iowa, and Ben Madison, of Geneva, Nebraska."
Obituary of Mary March. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, September 4, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Summoned in Her 76th Year. - Mrs. Mary March, widow of the late Clem March, died Tuesday evening, September 1st, 1914, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Riddlebarger, 510 West Peoria street, following an illness of thirteen months duration. Over a year ago her health began failing.
Mary Roades was born in Moultrie county, Illinois, February 24th, 1839, and when 19 years old became the wife of Clem March, who died in this city January 16th, 1890. From Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. March came to Kansas in 1868, and settled on a far, three miles north of town, which was their home until the early '70's, when they moved to Paola.
Mrs. March is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Flora Riddlebarger, wife of Albert C. Riddlebarger, and Miss Effie March, both of this city; also two grandsons, Perry and Stephen Riddlebarger, of Paola, and four brothers who reside in Illinois. A half sister lives near Bethany, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Riddlebarger on West Peoria street, yesterday afternoon, September 3rd, at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Albert W. Luce, pastor of the Christian church, and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
Mrs. March was highly esteemed and always had a kindly, pleasing greeting for all. In the Christian church, of which she was a regular attendant at every service when her health permitted, and was interested in whatever concerned the community's welfare."
- Also on this page, under "Personal News": "Dr. Samuel F. March of Kansas City, was in Paola yesterday for the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. March."
Obituary of Gesche Timken Schroeder. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 25, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Mrs. William Schroeder Dead. - Henry Schroeder, of Valley township, returned to Paola last Tuesday, from Fairmont, Oklahoma, where he had been to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William Schroeder, whose death occurred December 1st. Mrs. Schroeder, who before her marriage was Gesche Timken, was well know in the vicinity of Block, in this county, having lived there for many years with her parents, Jacob and Katrine Timken.
The deceased was born in Benton county, Missouri, November 15, 1852, and came with her parents to Block, when quite young. She was married thirty-five years ago to Wm. Schroeder at Block, and for the past twenty years they have made their home in Oklahoma. The many friends of the Schroeder family in this county will sincerely regret to learn of her death.
Mrs. Schroeder is survived by her husband and four children: John, William, Jr., Mrs. Amelia Miesner, and Mrs. Anna Wiesman, all of whom live near Fairmont. Three brothers, Louis Timken, of Kansas City; Coert Timken, of Newkirk, Oklahoma, and John Timken, of Beaver county, Oklahoma, and one sister, Mrs. Katrine Gerken, of Fairmont, also survive. The burial was in the cemetery in that town Friday, December 4th."
Obituary of Jacob Seck. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, September 4, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Died at St. Margaret's Hospital. - Jacob Seck, father of J. H. Seck, county commissioner, died Tuesday afternoon, September 1st, 1914, at St. Margaret's hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, where he had been taking treatment for the past five weeks. Death was due to kidney trouble and a complication of other diseases, of which he had been a sufferer for several years.
Born in Nassau, Germany, October 9th, 1841, Jacob Seck came to America at the age of 25 years and located in Wea township, Miami county, Kansas, where he bought a large tract of land and built a home. This was in 1866. The previous year Mr. Seck and Miss Elizabeth Schwartz were married and to this union twelve children were born, of whom seven survive. Jacob H., the eldest son, lives in Wea, as does B. W., Anthony J., and L. A. W. G. Seck lives in Hutchison and Berthold J. is a resident of Pawnee county, Kansas. One daughter, Mary D. Rosner, is on the old home place, a mile north of Wea postoffice. Besides his children, Mr. Seck leaves one brother, William, in the old country. Mrs. Seck died twelve years ago.
The burial in Wea yesterday morning, September 3rd, was largely attended. Requiem high mass was celebrated at the Wea Catholic church by a nephew of Mr. Seck, Reverend Father Michel, pastor of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish, in Kansas City, Kansas, assisted by Reverend Father Bollweg. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Jacob Seck was one of the founders of the house of Seck in America. He came to this country when a young man and began to build. He built a reputation for honor and industry that becomes a legacy to every one of the name and blood; he built houses for homes, churches and highways. The name of Seck and the work of Secks constitute a part of the resources and moral excellence of Miami county."
Obituary of Charles S. Stanchfield. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, November 20, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"C. S. Stanchfield Dead. - Charles S. Stanchfield, for many years a well know resident of Valley township, died at his home, three miles south of Paola last Wednesday noon, November 18th, after a long illness. Mr. Stanchfield was born in Lewistown, Maine, February 30th, 1837, and came to Paola forty-five years ago. For some years he worked at his trade, that of a tinner, for the S. D. Condon hardware store, in this city, but after his marriage to Miss Josephine Lester, in 1876, he moved to the farm south of town, which had been his home continuously since. Mr. Stanchfield is survived by the wife, one daughter, Miss Ida Stanchfield, and one son, Raymond, all of whom live at home.
The funeral services will be conducted from the home tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, at one o'clock, by Reverend E. W. Spencer, and the interment will be made in the Paola cemetery."
Obituary of Juliett Kendall Swain. Information provided by Marc Doty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, September 14, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Died in Her 78th Year. - The death of Mrs. Juliett Kendall Swain occurred Friday, September 11, 1914, at her farm residence, near Wagstaff, following an illness of only a few weeks, although she had been in poor health for several years.
Mrs. Swain was born in Batavia, Illinois, January 31st, 1837, and became the wife of Marquis F. Swain, in 1855, the marriage taking place at Blackberry, Illinois. Sixteen years later they moved to Kansas, locating in Ten Mile township, on a farm near Wagstaff. To them were born four children, two of whom survive - Mrs. Lillian Henshaw and Mrs. Carrie Chiles, wife of Painter Chiles, of Ten Mile township.
After many years on the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Swain moved to Paola, which was their residence for a number of years, but later they returned to the farm. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Swain has lived on the old homestead, with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Chiles, and family. Besides her two daughters, Mrs. Swain leaves one sister, Mrs. Jane Wheeler, of Denver Colorado; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rev. A. W. Luce, pastor of the Christian church of this city, conducted the funeral services last Sunday afternoon at the Wagstaff church and interment was in the Wagstaff cemetery.
Mrs. Swain will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives. She was a devout christian, an affectionate mother and a faithful communicant of the Christian church, whose good deeds on this earth will long live in the hearts of all who knew her."
Obituary of Eliza Taylor. Information provided by Marc Doty, email@example.com, 14 March 2007. (Reference: The Western Spirit, Paola, Miami Co., Kansas, Friday, December 11, 1914, page 1, transcribed from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, microfilm roll P58)
"Mrs. Eliza Taylor Dies Suddenly. - Mrs. Eliza Taylor, widow of the late Alfred Taylor, died suddenly at her home on West Miami street, late last Wednesday night, December 9th. Mrs. Taylor had complained of feeling rather ill earlier in the evening, though it was not thought that her condition was serious, for she had been able to sit up with visitors who had called.
The deceased was born in London, England, September 10th, 1841, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Racine, and came to this country with them at the age of fourteen, locating in Michigan. In April, 1860, she was married to Jenediah Osborne, in Pontiac, Michigan, and to this union was born one daughter, who is now Mrs. C. L. Evans, of Kansas City. Mr. Osborne enlisted in a Michigan regiment of the Union army, and died, a prisoner, in the famous Andersonville prison, at Andersonville, Georgia. In 1866, she became the wife of Alfred Taylor, in Momence, Ills., and they moved to this city the same year. After a year's residence in Paola, they located on the farm 2 1/2 miles north of town, now occupied by LaVern Ullom, and made their home there for 19 years, moving back to Paola in 1886. Mr. Taylor died March 8, 1905, and was buried here.
In 1910, when Mrs. Taylor was sixty-nine years of age, she journeyed to London, for a visit of several months with her sister, Mrs. Maria Fricker, whose death has since occurred. She also visited relatives in Edinburg and Paris before returning to her home. She had been a loyal member of the Christian church since 1886, and her presence will be greatly missed by her many friends in the church. Mrs. Taylor was also affiliated with the Rebecca lodge and the Woman's Relief Corps. Her kind and lovable disposition endears her memory to a large number of warm and admiring friends, who will deeply regret to learn of her unexpected death.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Evans, of Kansas City; Mrs. Ida Wills, of San Francisco, California, and Mrs. Nellie Campbell, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; also three brothers, Lewind Racine, of Jackson, Michigan; Chas. Racine, of Chicago, and Edward Racine, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Two grand-daughters, Miss Mabel Taylor, of Paola, and Mrs. Edith Harris of Kansas City, also survive. The funeral arrangements were suspended, pending the arrival of Mrs. Campbell from Oklahoma."
Obituary of Rose/Rosa Vohs. Information provided by Sean Furniss, 12 Feb 2006. (Reference: Louisburg Herald, 1 January 1914, page 1)
A Pioneer Woman Dead.
Mrs. Rose Vohs, a resident of Wea township for fifty years, but a native of Germany, died at the Vohs homestead, seven miles north of Louisburg last Christmas morning at 3 o'clock, after suffering the last five weeks with heart trouble and a complication of disease. The funeral was held Saturday morning, at 10 o’clock at the Holy Rosary church, with Rev. Father Bolliwegg conducting the services. The burial was held in the Catholic cemetery in Wea. She was 78 years, 3 months and 10 days old.
Rose Hirt was born in Germany, September 15, 1835. She crossed to America when a young woman and settled in Illinois, where she was married to Joseph Vohs. In 1863 Mr. and Mrs. Vohs came to Miami county, and settled on the present homestead, and near what then was the Wea post office, improving the farm and raising a family of eight children here, all of whom survive. The sons are: William Vohs, of Westphalia, Kansas; Albert Vohs, of St. Paul, Kansas; John Vohs, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; and J. P. Vohs, who is of the home place. The daughters are: Mrs. Henry Spielbusch; Mrs. John Seuferling and Mrs. Geo. Henry all living in Wea township, and Mrs. Rose Strock, of Kansas City, Mo.
The husband died July 15, 1913, at 3 o'clock in the morning after receiving a paralysis stroke two days before. He was aged 77 years, 4 months and 21 days at time of death.
A friend who had known Mrs. Vohs from childhood days in paying a tribute to her memory said; Aunt Rose, as she was known to us, was a friend to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Her disposition was such that she never complained of the vicissitudes coupled with her life, of toil and care of those under her charge. She held the respect of all, and she will be remembered as a woman of lovable character and disposition.
Obituary of Rose/Rosa Vohs. Information provided by Sean Furniss, 12 Feb 2006. (Reference: Western Spirit, 2 January 1914, page 3)
Dies in Her 79th Year.
Mrs. Rosa Vohs died at her home in Wea township Christmas morning at 3:00 o'clock, following an illness of four or five months. Mrs. Vohs was the widow of the late Joseph Vohs, who died last July. They had lived in Kansas fifty years before death claimed them, most of the time in this county.
Rosa Hirt was born in Baden, Germany, September 15, 1835, and was 78 years, 3 months and 10 days old at the time of her death. She married Mr. Vohs in the early sixties and they came to Kansas shortly after the ceremony, locating at Westport Landing, now Kansas City. Here they lived several years when they homesteaded the place in Wea townhship that is now the heritage of their children. Four sons and four daughters survive. Louisa, the wife of Henry Spielbusch; Lizzie, the wife of John Seuferling, and Josephine, the wife of George Henry, all live in Wea township, while Mrs. Rosa Strock lives with her husband Louie Strock, at Kingsville, Mo. The eldest son, John Vohs is a resident of Kingfisher, Okla.; another, William Vohs, lives in Westphalia, Kansas; A. A. Vohs lives in St. Paul, Kansas, and J. P. Vohs lives on the home place.
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