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1916


 

Obituary of Katherine Koehler. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 4 February 2006. (Reference: The Miami Republican, 25 Aug 1916, transcribed from microfilm roll P21 viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. Jacob Koehler Dead.

Mrs. Katherine Koehler, widow of the late Jacob Koehler, died August 22, 1916, in New York City, of heart trouble, with which she had been afflicted many years. Last November, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Nettie Koehler, she went to New York City for an extended visit to her son, Augustine J. Koehler. From New York they went to Essex, New Jersey, for the summer, and the climate there not agreeing with her, she became critically ill and a week ago she was taken back to New York.

Mrs. Koehler was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Mary Klassan and the late M. Klassan of Paola. She was born in Chicago, Ill. December 21, 1856, and a year later went with her parents to Kansas City and in 1861 came with them to Paola, where she grew to womanhood and made her permanent home. She was one of the pupils of the first schools in Paola and her last teacher was Prof. D. M. Ferguson, about 1871. She was known to all of the early residents as a charming, light hearted, happy girl, a pleasing entertainer and a favorite among the young folks. She was married to her late husband, Jacob Koehler in Paola, October 8, 1872, and surrounded by every comfort they lived happily until his death May 22, 1914. It was a great satisfaction to her parents and to her to have lived near each other all her life.

Mrs. Koehler was brought up in the Catholic church. She was of splendid character, thought and deed and was devoted to her church and family. She was one of the first women to lend her efforts and assistance to the church on all occasions. She was president of the Altar society of the church and was appointed president for life of the Catholic ladies' sewing society. Her life work, though seemingly brief, was well done. She was the mother of six children, who survive her, Frank J. Koehler residing on a farm in Valley twp., Mrs. Grace Reimbold, wife of Ernest Reimbold, and Mrs. Agnes Luby, wife of Prof. W. A. Luby, both of Kansas City, Mo., Gus J. Koehler of New York City, Sister M. Cecelia of Ursuline Academy, Paola, and Miss Nettie Koehler. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. M. Klassan, and five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Marcham and Mrs. Nettie Todd of Paola, Mrs. Mary Conflans of Fort Scott, Mrs. Josephine Gray of Paola and Mrs. Myrtle Campbell of Topeka.

The body arrived in Paola Thursday forenoon and was taken to the family home on east Wea street. The funeral services, were conducted by Rev. Father BURK of the Sacred Heart Parish."


 

Obituary of Mary Sheridan. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 4 February 2006. (Reference: The Miami Republican, 4 Aug 1916, transcribed from microfilm roll P21 viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Mrs. B. L. Sheridan Dead.

Mrs. Bernard L. Sheridan died Tuesday, August 3, 1916 at their home on north Pearl street. Her death was a shock to her husband and the community. Two weeks ago she was taken violently ill and continued so until the following Monday when she began to improve. Tuesday morning she was taken with a relapse and declined rapidly. Her death is attributed to a form of intermittent fever, brought on by an internal abcess.

Deep sympathy goes out to Mr. Sheridan in this loss of his bride of less than three months. In her happiness, surrounded by every comfort of life and good friends, and with so promising a future she was compelled to leave her husband alone in sorrow.

Mrs. Sheridan's maiden name was Mary F. Darlington. She was born February 8, 1889, at Concordia, Kas., and at her death was 27 years, 5 months and 24 days of age. From Concordia she removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Darlington, to Kansas City, Mo., where she met Mr. Sheridan several years ago and where they were married on the 6th of last May. They went to housekeeping in Paul Russell's new bungalow on north Pearl street only three weeks ago. With her parents, a brother, George Darlington, and three sisters, Mrs.Quigley and Misses Dorothy and Roselind Darlington, all of Kansas City. She was kind, loving and affestionate and during her brief residence in Paola made many warm friends. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. O. B. Thurston, pastor of the Congregational church, were held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains were taken to Kansas City on the afternoon train, and from the union station were taken direct to Forest Hill cemetery, were interment was made."


 

Obituary abstract of Harry Snyder. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 4 February 2006. (Reference: The Miami Republican, 1 Dec 1916, transcribed from microfilm roll P21 viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

Abstract Obituary for Harry Snyder
Age: about 55
Died: Thursday Nov. 23, 1916
Burial: Lusk, Wyoming
Parents: B. Snyder, died in Texas & Clara Snyder
Wife: unnamed
Married: in Wyoming about 1886
Children: Three daughters - two married, one single
Relatives: Sisters Mrs. Jennie Sossoleil, Kansas City & Mrs. Nellie Mains, Springfield, Mo.; Uncle W. R. Buck, Paola
Harry grew up in Paola, raised sheep in Lusk and was the mayor of Lusk.


 

Obituary of Mary E. Stovall. Information provided by Marc Doty, mdcdoty@indy.rr.com, 4 February 2006. (Reference: The Miami Republican, 22 Sep 1916, transcribed from microfilm roll P21 viewed at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS)

"Dead at 81 Years.

Mrs. Mary E. Stovall passed quietly away Saturday afternoon, September 16, at 3 o'clock, at the State hospital at Osawatomie where she was taken five weeks before death claimed her. Although in poor health for some time, she was confined to her bed only a week. She has made her home with her sister, Mrs. Dee Officer, for many years, and was known in the community as "Aunt Marry," a very industrious and faithful Christian lady, who, though quiet and unassuming, will be sadly missed.

Mary Ellen Sanders was born in Shelby-co., Ohio, November 3, 1835. She married to John Stovall in Danville, Illinois, in 1865, came to Kansas in 1872 and located in Miami-co., near Hillsdale. Shortly after coming to Kansas her husband died and since that time she made her home with relatives.

She united with the Baptist church at an early age. After coming to Kansas she united with the Presbyterian church at Hillsdale. She was a devout Christian, fond of reading her Bible, and until a few years since was a regular attendant at the services of the church.

She leaves to mourn her death a sister, Drusilla Officer of Hillsdale, two nephews, J. A. and F. O. Sanders of Fredonia, Kas., two nieces, Mrs. Charles Shafer of Fredonia and Mrs. John Jacoby of Reading, Kas., besides a multitude of friends and acquaintances. Having spent a life of cheerful service she was held in loving esteem be every one who knew her. The remains were taken to the home of Mrs. Officer in Hillsdale, where the funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon. The remains were buried in the Hillsdale cemetery."


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