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KIOWA COUNTY PRESS, 31 December 1943

December 31, 1943 - OBITUARY

Emma B. Arbough was born August 30, 1862, in Indiana. She was the daughter of John and Samantha [Susannah] Arbough. When she was 8 years old she came to Kansas with her mother and brother, where they homesteaded near White City, Kansas, there growing to womanhood.

She was married to Jack Weirich on September 9, 1879. To this union seven children were born, Abbie E., who died in infancy, Mrs. Fred Walker of Neola, Iowa; J.B. Weirich of Galesburg, Kan.; Mrs. Harry Walker, Emporia, Kan.; R.E. Weirich of Tucumcari, N.M.; Mrs. Paul Barlow and J.F. Weirich of Galatea, Colorado. All are left to mourn her loss.

She leaves 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and lived in White City, Kansas, where her husband passed away on June 25, 1897.

In 1915 she came to Galatea, Colorado, where she took a homestead and lived until she passed away December 18, 1943, at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 19 days.

She was the last to survive a family of 10 brothers and sisters.

She was a kind and loving mother and loved by all who knew her. Her body was taken to White City for burial.

Transcribed and Contributed by Tracy Turner

Last Updated:  Wednesday, November 21, 2007 19:55:21

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