Rooks Co. Kansas Obituaries

1884 to 1949
Last Updated July 11, 2009

I would like to thank Jan Simpson Reading of Denver, Colorado for volunteering to send me the current Rooks County Obituaries for posting.   She is formally of Codell, Kansas.   Gail McComb of Stockton and Wanda Vanhorn Sammons of Arkansas (formerly of Stockton) have shared numerous family obituaries, thank you all for each submittal.

If you have an obituary you would like posted, please send the date of the obit, newspaper name, and the obituary  text  to Brenda Reeder

Mrs. Walter Adams and Baby Ethel May Romine Adams Lawrence Vincent Adams
Anna C. Allen Francis Marion Allen  
Robert Allen Harriett Jane Truitt Austen John G. Axelson
Mathilda Axelson    

Mrs. W. H. Barnes

Agnes Jane King Barry

Harry C. Bartlett

J. H. Baugh

Lucy Baxter

William Baxter

Ralph Bemis, Jr.

Alice Lillian Mardock Berger

Elizabeth Ellen Winsor Bice

John Alden Bice

Lawrence Roth Bicknell

Miss Sadie Bishop

Thomas Orlando Brabb    

Christian Buchheister

Henry Buchheister Mary Irene Buchheister
Sadie Sawyer Buchheister    

Jonathan W. Callender

Sarah E. Callender

Wm. Calvert

Charles LeRoy Carley Dora May Andrew Carley

Margaret Ann Daigh Carley

Rachel McCormick White Carley

Robert M. Chamberlain

William H. Clampett

John R. Clampett

Matthew Flint Clarkson  

Ruby Jane Clements

Son of Dr. and Mrs. Colby

John Coldiron

Nancy Alice Barnes Coldiron

William Henry Coldiron

Martha Jane Overholser Collins

James Rodney Combs

Joseph Conyac

William Cook

Mabel Maye Coonrod

Henry Copper

E. D. Crandall

Mrs. Stella Curtis



Nancy Alice Overholser Danner

Arthur Thomas Dean

James Dougherty

Minnie Ellen Drake

Clair Dutt  
Alonzo Edson Isaac Edson Infant Son Ekey
Mrs. I. A. Elliott Absolom Evans  

Ruth (Sharp) Falconberry

Wilbert Perry Falconberry

Mrs. Isaac Farrier

Albert Judson Finley

Floyd Foss

Eliza (nee Shumard) Edson Buch Foster

Cecil May Foster

Mrs. J. C. Foster

John Silver Foster


Judson R. Foster

Mrs. L. J. (nee Kennedy) Foster
Neva D. Kennedy Foster
Mrs. L. J. Foster

Louisa (nee Peas) Foster

Meltoria E. Foster

Heber Frazier
Geist Family Robert Goodfellow William Grant Groom
Joshua Hadley

Jeremiah Leigh " Jerry Lee" Hall

John " Jack" Hall

Samuel David Hall

Mrs. Susan S. Hall

Capt. D. N. Hamilton

Second son of Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Hamilton

Mrs. Hawkes

Mary E. Harwood Hazen

Minnie Pearl Reeder Hazen Charles Hilgers Sr. Alice (nee Perry) Hill
Benjamin F. Hill Charles A. Hill

Harry Hill

W. R. Hill William A. Hill

Milan Hinkhouse

Rufus W. Hoskins

Martha Emeline Dean Hughes

Nora Hughes

Carl Otto Hunt

Christina Hunt

Robert Levi Jackson    
Carl Andrew Johnson James Johnson Mrs. James Johnson
Mrs. Harry Jones Frank Jones' Baby  
Flora Mae Rosenkrans Keech Mr. Keye William Laurence Keyser
Julius Emory Kiefer

Hannah Killmer

Rev. Allen Lewis King

Julia H. King



John Robert Lambert

William Landers

Nancy Caroline Lewis

Esther Amanda Flansburg Mallery

John Marsell

Matilda Alafair Coldiron  (Allie)  Martin
Mrs. George Martin

Mrs. McCall

James William McDaniel

Mrs. Sherman McFadden

G. D. Miles John Miller J. N. Mullen
Mrs. Lou Klusmire Meyer    

Mrs. (Anna) Mariah Nedrow

Mary Hall McComb Newman

Elizabeth North

Jennie North

William North


Russell Scott Osborn Benjamin H. Overholser Burney Earl Overholser
Effie Overholser Hannah Matilda Overholser Harriett C. (Dean) Overholser
Jesse Elmer Overholser Sarah Caroline Kite Overholser Wilborn Jasper Overholser
Henry Overholtzer    
Noah Parmer L. P. Ponton Charles Prosser
Mrs. Sarah Maria Posser Prokup Pulec John Christopher Pulley

Minerva Jane Swift Sammons Pulley


Daniel Queer

Everhard Querbach


Cora May (nee Overholser) Reed

Mrs. H. G. Reeder

Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Reeder

Sherman Reeder

Child of Mr. and Mrs. Roloson Joseph Glen Romine
Mr. Ruhaak    

Lucy Sanderson

Oliver Shaw

Elizabeth A. Shumard

(Francis)Frank A. Simpson

Victor Simpson

Frank M. Smith

Ida May Baird Smith

Robert Lewis Stephens

William Bluford Stice

Alfred Frank Stone

Amanda Cora Ann Stone


Triplett Obituaries Henry C. Tucker Edward Trulock

Mrs. Jane Kennedy Vallow

Howard Bently VanHorn

Mrs. Howard Bently VanHorn

Elizabeth Jane Hewitt Wilson Robert McCray Wilson Mrs. Lydia R. Griffin Winnemore
Thomas M. Winnemore Sebastian C. Winters  
Clara Fayette (nee High) Yeagy Nannie (nee Purfeerst) Yeagy Robert Charles Yeagy

Romanus Thomas Yeagy

Rufus R. Yeagy

Warren W. Yeagy

1 Sep 1949 Plainville Times Clair Dutt
Clair Dutt
, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dutt, passed away at his home in the Bemis oil field Sunday morning. He was born April 6, 1911, at Russell, Kansas and grew to manhood there after which he moved to the oil field south of Codell. On September 6, 1936 he was married to Nona Buchheister of Plainville, Kansas. He was a member of Codell Masonic Lodge No. 418. He had worked for Republic Natural Gas Co., since 1938. Clair was a faithful and devoted husband. He was never too busy to stop and help a neighbor and always had a smile and word of encouragement for everyone. He leaves to mourn his passing , his wife, Nona; His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dutt, of Russell, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. N. R. Slimmer of Codell, Mrs. Ben Steinle of Bushton, Kans., Mrs. Don Harbaugh of Russell, Kans., and six brothers; Everett of Hansen, Idaho, Charles of Smith Center, Kans., Emmett of Natoma, Kans., and Clayton, John and LeRoy of Russell, Kans. He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Two sisters preceded him in death.
I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead—he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of
the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers
And you, O you, who the wildest
For the old-time step and the glad
Think of him faring on, as dear,
In the Love of There as the Love of

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Plainville with Rev. Hugh Morris officiating. He was buried in the Plainville Cemetery with Masonic services at the grave. Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

after 18 Apr 1949 Unknown Source Julius Emory Kiefer
Julius Emory Kiefer was born on 22 October 1893 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the oldest son of Julius G. and Mabel B. Kiefer (nee Brush). Emory made his home with his grandmother when three years of age and spent his boyhood in the Rosedale District of Kansas City, Kansas. He was graduated from Rosedale high school in 1914 and from Kansas City Poly-Tech College in 1916.  He then became an industrial arts teacher in a Kansas City junior high school.
Soon his teaching career was interrupted by World War I, and he enlisted in the U.S.. Army as a private. He served from 1 July 1918 to 24 December 1918,  becoming an inspector in the aircraft division at Vancouver, Washington. His honorable discharge from the Army paper gives the following information:   service number 3414618, Private, 3rd Co. 3rd Bn 164th Depot Brigade; blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5 feet 4-1/2 inches in height. Upon being discharged, he enrolled in the Pittsburg (Kansas) State Teacher's College.  In 1920 he completed his college preparation for the teaching profession.  While at Pittsburg college he met Helen Allen, and they were united in marriage at Pittsburg on 15 June 1921. They had two daughters: Marjorie Allene Kiefer and Helen Frances Kiefer.
For ten years he not only taught school but attended summer sessions, and in 1931 obtained his Master's Degree in Industrial Arts from Pittsburg.  Twenty-three years of his life were given to teaching; then ill health compelled him to change work. While teaching he took an active part in music, the YMCA, his church (Methodist), the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges, and other social activities. He was an honorary member of Kappa Delta Pi.
Emory and his wife Helen owned and operated the Kiefer Variety Store in Plainville, Kansas, starting in 1939. Emory worked whenever possible, but due to illness was compelled to stay at home much of the time. Repeated trips to hospitals and doctors failed to restore his health. Just a week before his death he returned to Winter General Hospital for further treatment for his heart. There seemed to be signs of improvement, but on 18 April 1949 he died quietly at the Veteran's Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. Cause of death was listed as aortic stenoris and insufficiency for nine years.
After funeral services at the Methodist church with Rev. Hugh Morris officiating, he was buried in the Plainville Cemetery with Masonic services at the grave.

14 Apr 1949 Plainville Times Robert  Charles  Yeagy  died at the age of 29  on 6 Apr 1949.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

aft 8 Mar 1949 Rooks County Record Joseph Conyac
Joseph Conyac was born in Canada on October 29, 1857, and departed this life March 8, 1949, at Stockton, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 9 days. At the age of seven years, he moved with his parents, two brothers and four sisters to Irwin, Illinois. On January 2, 1881, he was united in marriage to Marie Clementine Newell. To this union eleven children were born. Three preceded him in death, two sons Emile and Eddie, and a daughter, Mrs. Eddie Baker. In 1886, he and his family moved to Kansas where they lived on a farm in Graham County. In June 1911, his wife passed away.
In 1917, he married Julia LaValley and in 1919 they moved to Marshall, Minnesota, where he made his home until December 1948, when his health failed. He moved to Kansas to be with his children.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Julia Conyac; three sons, Isadore, of Damar; George, of Stockton; and William, of Marshall, Minn.; five daughters, Mrs. Anthony Desbien, of Damar; Mrs. Phil Desmarteau, of Stockton; Mrs. Wm. Pagan, of Jewell; Mrs. Ed Price, of Bolivar, Mo.; and Mrs. Harlan Barmore, of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Calkin, of Illinois; 36 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; also a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the St. Joseph's church in Damar Wednesday, March 10, at nine a. m. and he was laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery at Damar.

7 Oct 1948 Plainville Times Henry Buchheister
Henry Buchheister, son of Henry and Augusta Miller Buchheister, was born February 24, 1869, in Johnson County, Iowa, and passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Hays, Kansas, Sept. 27, 1948 at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 3 days. He was baptized in infancy in the Methodist church.   He came to Rooks county, Kansas from Iowa City, Iowa, in the fall of 1893 to make his home with his mother and brother, Christian, and sister Mary. He married Sadie Sawyer, Jan. 1, 1896. To this union 12 children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Ten children survive their father. They are Ernest of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lawrence of Mahaska, Kans., Mrs. Lela Pyke of Fort Collins, Colo., Lee of Morgan Hill, Calif., Chester of Colorado Springs, Colo., Zilpha Colahan, Dale and Jack, of Plainville, Kans., Mrs. Veda Bachman of Greeley, Colo., and Donald of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. After the death of his wife in April, 1945, he lived with his daughter Zilpha and her husband, James Colahan, Jr. During his earlier life he was active in fraternal organizations. He was in partnership with his father-in-law, J. N. Sawyer in the furniture and undertaking business for eight years. In 1911 he moved to a farm in West Plainville where he lived until his retirement in 1939.
Since 1938, he was the sole survivor of a family of nine children, four brothers and four sisters having preceded him in death. Left to mourn his death are his ten children, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Sept. 30, from the Mosher Funeral Home with Joe Brumbaugh, pastor of the Christian church in charge.
All children were present except Lee of Morgan Hill, Calif. Out of town relatives attending were Charlie Miller of Hill City, Albert Buchheister of Beloit, Mrs. Mabel Willard, Mr. Fred Zimmerman and Mrs. Lorene Young of Coldwater, Kans.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

16 Sep 1948 Plainville Times William Grant Groom
William Grant Groom, age 84 years,  Very interesting about their life as pioneers and about them coming to Kansas the same year they were married in a covered wagon and staking a claim four and one-half miles north of Plainville.     Submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

8 Jul 1948 Plainville Times Mathilda Axelson died at the age of 68 on 28 June 1948.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information

26 Feb 1948 Plainville Times Carl Otto Hunt
Carl Otto Hunt departed this life on February 20, 1948 at Hadley memorial hospital in Hays, Kansas, at the age of 70 years.  He was born at Villisca, Iowa, July 1, 1877 and came to Kansas with his mother, an older brother and two sisters a year later.  The family homesteaded south of Zurich, Kansas.  Most of his childhood was spent in and around Plainville.  He was married December 24, 1899 at the home of his brother, Andrew Johnson, in Natoma, Kansas, to Sarah C. Gaunt.  To this union were born six children, all of whom survive him; one son, Harvey, with whom he had made his home the past two years in Hays, and five daughters, Alice Sisson, of Phoenix, Ariz., Helen Anspaugh, of Codell, Kans., Christena Sanders, Tacoma, Wash., Loretta Gee, Kansas City, and Jospehine Wells, of Hays, Kans.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Watson, Plymouth, Mass., and nine grandchildren.  From 1898 to 1928 Mr. Hunt lived at Natoma, Kans.  It was there that all of his children were born.  While living in Natoma he was in the mercantile business with his brother, later becoming postmaster for ten years, after which he was in the general insurance business.  For the past ten years he has resided in Hays.  His wife, Sarah, preceded him in death January 21, 1939.
Music for the service was furnished by the male quartette from Codell, composed of H. O. Darland, Randall Tucker, Don Richmond and Glen Goldinger and accompanied by Mrs. Floyd Wheeler.  Pallbearers were E. L. Dougherty, Merle Nelson, Lloyd Conway, Ray Overholser, Donald Finnesy and Robert Mahoney.
Funeral services were held in the Plainville Methodist Church, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p. m. and conducted by Rev. H. R. Husted.  Interment was made in the Plainville cemetery. Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson

1948 Unknown Paper Robert M. Chamberlain
Heart failure causes death Sunday afternoon while on way to Great Falls.  The people of this community were shocked Sunday afternoon to learn of the unexpected death from heart failure about 1:30 PM of Robert M Chamberlain on the road to Great Falls and only a few miles from that city, where he was being taken by his family for medical treatment after having had a couple of heart attacks the previous day.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Denton Methodist church with the Rev C W Orner of Lewistown, an old friends of the deceased, officiating. Western Star Lodge No 104 A F & M had charge of the graveside services and the burial was made by the Croxford Mortuary of Great Falls. Two hymns, "Take Time To Be Holy" and Abide With Me," were sung by a male quartette composed of P. H. Hoekstra, Charles Niswanger, B. K. Behm and L. T. Cole, with Mrs. Charles Niswanger accompanying at the piano. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was made in Hillcrest cemetery.
So many people came to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased that many could not find room in the church during the service and were compelled to remain outside.
Pallbearers were O. T. Coffman, Henry Ronish, Nolan Barber, Arno Green, L. G. Ott, and Perry Walker.
Robert Merritt Chamberlain, son of Charles and Maria Chamberlain, was born at Stockton, Kansas, on December 4, 1883. He attended grade school and high school at Stockton and later went to Manhattan, Kansas, to the State College for three years.  As a young man, he came to Montana and homesteaded on the Arrow Creek bench in 1906. In 1911 he returned to Stockton and married Bertha Wyatt of that place and brought her here as his bride.  During the next few years he taught school in Coffee Creek, Denton, and Wennett, and also attended Montana State University at Missoula. In 1925 he returned to the ranch home north of Denton where the family was living at the time of his death, having moved out from their home in town for the summer.  Three children, a daughter, Marjorie, and twin sons, Richard and Robert, blessed their home.  Mr. Chamberlain was a charter member of the Presbyterian church in Coffee Creek and served as elder for many years. In 1928, he attended the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a delegate from his church. It was there that he first met the Rev Orner.  Mr. Chamberlain, was active in Boy Scout work and had active troops at Coffee Creek and Winnett while residing at those places.  When the family moved to Denton, to send their sons to school, he became a member of the local Methodist congregation. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge, and was also a member of the Odd Fellows during the time that Order had a lodge at Coffee Creek.
The survivors, include the wife, Bertha, a daughter, Mrs. P. DeWinter, of Inglewood, Calif, and the sons, Richard and Robert, of Denton, three grandchildren, Wendall, Stanley, and Roger DeWinter, two sisters, Mrs. Roy Snyder and Mrs. John Reed of Stockton, Kans, two brothers, Edward H. and Frank Chamberlain of Eagle Point, Oregon.

1 Aug 1947 Norton Daily Telegram Lawrence Roth Bicknell
Funeral services for Lawrence Roth Bicknell, 88, son of Mrs. Grace Bicknell whose death occurred very unexpectedly Wednesday night in Kansas City, will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev., H. P. Woertendyke, Methodist minister, from the Scott-Brantley Funeral Home, with burial in the Norton Cemetery.
Out-of-town relatives who are here include Mrs. Beulah Grant of Goodland, Sister of Mrs. Grace Bicknell, and Clarence Grant and Mrs. John Freeman, her son and daughter, all of Goodland; Mrs. P. C. Hofeldt of Omaha, and Herb Edson of Bethel, Kas., sister and brother of Mrs. Lawrence Bicknell who with her brother and her children, Ralph Lewis and Byrna Dee arrived here today.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

Aft 13 May 1947 Plainville Times Milan Hinkhouse
Milan Hinkhouse, son of Frank and Matilda Hinkhouse, was born on February 28, 1913 at their farm two miles east of Palco, Kansas, and departed this life May 13, 1947, at St. Anthony’s hospital Hays, KS, at the age of 34 years, 2 months, and 13 days.  On January 9, 1937, he was united in marriage to Florence Casey of Zurich, KS.  He spent his entire life in Palco community, graduating from Palco consolidated high school with the class of 1932, and also attended Fort Hays State College.  He then became engaged in farming and stock raising, and was an active and hard worker for the welfare of Palco and this community.  He was a devoted husband and highly esteemed by his fellowmen.  His wants were few and in his two years of suffering he never once gave up, nor asked for anything that life did not provide.  He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, Florence; and parents, Frank and Matilda Hinkhouse, and many other relatives and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held in the Catholic Church at Zurich were Milan was a true and faithful member, with Rev. Father Dickman in charge.  Pallbearers were Frank Kortan, Archie Ashbaugh, Forrest Stull, Leonard Kern, Darrell Hinkhouse and Paul Miller; with honorary ones, Art Belisle, Phil Kaba, Kenneth Hinkhouse, Elmo Belisle, James Casey, and Earl Hinkhouse.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Zurich.  Submitted by
Nancy Arseneau.

aft 30 Mar 1947 Unknown Paper Dora May Andrew Carley
Dora May Andrew was born Nov. 18, 1876 near Buchtel, Athens county, Ohio, and departed this life at Hays, Kansas, March 30, 1947 after a lingering illness of two and one-half years. When ten years of age she came with her parents and younger brother and sisters by covered wagon to Hodgeman County, Kansas, where they lived for three years near Jetmore, then moved to Platte County, Mo. She was raised a Presbyterian and in the fall of 1896 became a member of that church at Lebanon, Ohio, where she was attending teacher's college. She taught school for four years in Pottawattamie County, Kansas. On Dec. 22, 1901, she was married to Charles Leroy Carley at Wamego, Kansas. To this union four children were born: Leroy A. Carley, Hays, Kans.; Margaret E. Bowland, Stoutland, Mo.; J. Milton Carley, Great Bend, Kans.; and W. May Gill, Hays, Kans. In Jan. 1905, she came with her husband and two older children to a farm southwest of Plainville where she lived until the fall of 1934 when she moved to Missouri. The past 12 years she had made her home with her daughter and family at Stoutland, Mo. She was cared for in this home until nearly seven weeks ago when she was brought to Hays and put in Hadley Hospital for treatment and care. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 14, 1935, and by her father, mother, four sisters, two brothers and one grandson. She leaves to mourn her passing, LeRoy A. Carley - Hays, Kansas; Mrs. C. W. Bowland - Stoutland, Mo.; J. Milton Carley - Great Bend, Kans.; Mrs. Glenn Gill - Hays, Kansas; Two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Leroy Carley and Mrs. Milton Carley, two sons-in-law, C. W. Bowland and Glenn Gill, one sister, Mrs. Jesse Blackburn, Yuba City, Calif., one brother, Charles Andrew, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eva Rightmire, Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. H. D. Carley, St. Louis, Mo., seventeen grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, p.m. April 1 at the Methodist Church in Plainville by Rev. Thorns of Hays Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Husted. Interment in the Plainville cemetery.

3 June 1945 Portland, Oregon John " Jack" Hall,
Jack Hall
Dies in Vets Hospital Spanish-American War Veteran of Kelso Dies in Portland Hospital.
John " Jack" Hall, prominent in Spanish-American War veterans circles, and a member of the " Last Man's Club" died at 1:28 yesterday afternoon in the Portland Veterans hospital, following a long illness. It was the third time in the past three years that he had been confined to that hospital. Hall came to Kelso from Colorado about 21 years ago, and served on the city council a term, as well as taking part in veterans activities. He was a past commander of George P. Millar camp No. 31, Spanish-American War veterans, and will be given a military burial at 11:00 tomorrow morning from Holman and Lutz mortuary, 14th and Sandy Boulevard, Portland. Interment will be in the veterans plot at Riverview cemetery, near Portland. The family residence is at 601 South Pacific avenue, where they moved after discontinuing farming on Mt. Brynton. Deceased leaves his widow, Mrs. Nellie Hall, Kelso, two sons, Kenneth and Addison, Kelso, a daughter, Clement, Nampa, Idaho a sister Mrs. Mary Newman, California three brothers, Charles, Nebraska William, Stockton, Kan. and Roy, West Virginia. Hall was born in Flemingsburg, KY 61 years ago, and served in the Spanish-American War with Company H. First Colorado Regiment, seeing active duty on the Philippines Islands. He was the third member of the " Last Man's (the article was cut off at this point).
John H. Hall was buried on June 4, 1945 at the age of 64. Section 121, Lot 49, Grave 1. Holman and Lutz Funeral Home. (Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton)

3 May 1945 Plainville Times Sadie Sawyer Buchheister
Sadie Sawyer was born at Morrison, Ill., on Dec. 14 1878, and passed away in her home in Plainville, Kansas, April 28, 1945, having attained the age of 66 years, 4 months and 14 days.  The family came to Kansas in March, 1884, when she was six years old. Her father homesteaded just north of Plainville. She was educated in the district school nearby. She joined  the Christian church under the ministry of Mrs. Hazelrig many years ago.
On Jan. 1, 1896, she was married to Henry Buchheister in the same house which she spent the last years of her life. For more that 49 years they journeyed through life together. To this union 12 children were born, eight boys and four  girls.  A boy and a girl died in infancy. Ten, with the husband, their father, survive their mother. They are Ernest of Cedar Rapids, IA., Lawrence of Mahaska, Kans., Mrs. Lela Pyke of Fort Collins, Colo., Lee of Morgan Hill, Calif., Chester of the U. S. Navy, Zilpha of the home in Plainville, Mrs. Veda Bachman of Greeley, Colo., Dale of Anthony, Kans., Donald of Denver, Colo., and Jack of the U. S. Army. There are 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, J. J. Sawyer of Plainville. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Buchheister gave unstintedly of her time and efforts to serve her home and family. She was a devoted mother, a faithful wife, and a good neighbor. Her many friends join with the family in mourning her departure from the circles of this life.
Funeral services were conducted from the Mosher Funeral Home at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, April 30, with Pastor Everett G. Haley in charge and burial was made in the Plainville cemetery. Submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

Aft 7 Jun 1944 paper unknown Mary Hall McComb Newman
Mary Hall McComb Newman, born at Flemingsburg, KY, June 21, 1881 died at age 62 years 11 months and 7 days.   One of 8 children.   Three brothers survive her.   Will of Stockton, Charles of Brewster Nebraska, of Milton, Florida.   Married to Cephas McComb October 2, 18989.   Had 4 children Cleo, Clifford, Eula Guthrie and Leon.   Husband died October 21, 1921.   Cleo died_______.   Married W. A. Newman of San Diego, Calif. on Oct 15, 1929.   Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 at the Christian church conducted by Rev. Charles Chandler and F. M. McDonald.   Buried at Survey.   Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton.

23 Mar 1944 Plainville Times, Codell Items Minnie Ellen Drake
Minnie Ellen Drake
was born near Plainville, March 27, 1889 and died at her home near Palco, Kansas, February 20, 1920 at 12:06 p. m. of bronchial pneumonia following the influenza. Aged 30 years 10 months and 24 days. She was married to James Franklin Teasley,  August 6, 1911. To this union were born two children, Maurice, age 7 and age 2 1/2 years. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, two children, Father, Mother, three sisters, two brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was a kind and loving wife, an indulgent mother and will be greatly missed from the home and by all who knew her.
At the age of 19, she was converted and united with the Codell Baptist church of which she was still a member at the time of her death. She was conscious up to the time of her death and talked with her family and relatives of things she wanted done and asked each one to meet her in heaven. She was fully prepared and ready to go when her Saviour called. Toward the last as the nurse was changing her position, she looked up and said, “Hurry, I must go to sleep” and breathed her last. It is so hard to give her up even though it be only for a little while. But we will not mourn as those who have no hope,m for we know our dear one is save in the arms of Jesus.
Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. T. H. Southall of Codell, Sunday February 22 at 2 p. m. from the text, Revelations 14:13, after which the body was laid to rest in Shiloh cemetery, northeast of Codell.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

March 1944 Plainville Times Ralph Bemis, Jr. KILLED IN ACTION OVER ENGLAND
RALPH BEMIS, a Plainville High School graduate with the class of 1938, died in action over England, March 24, according to a war department message to his wife, the former Dorothy Kraus of Hays. Ralph Jr. was born on the Bemis farm on the Saline River at the northwest edge of what is now the Bemis Oil Field. He attended rural schools and Hays high, but when his parents purchased the Veverka Building, organized the Bemis Chevrolet Company, and moved to Plainville, Ralph Jr. transferred to the local high school and received his diploma here in May, 1938. He took college work at Salina Wesleyan and Kansas State College, Manhattan, enlisting in the Army Air Corps in June, 1942. Ralph’s air corp training began in January, 1943, and the following November he was given a pilot’s commission and given further training on a B-17. About two months ago his group was sent to England
Last July he was married to Dorothy Kraus of Hays. Mrs. Bemis has been living with her parents since Ralph went overseas.
Besides his wife, Ralph’s immediate relatives are his parents, MR. AND MRS. RALPH BEMIS and his brothers GUY and PERRY.
RALPH was a quiet, friendly boy who made friends wherever he was. His passing brings the horrors of this war closer to many, but closest of all to the bereaved family.
(He died in an air crash in England during World War II on March 24, 1944)

27 Jan 1944 Plainville Times Cora May (nee Overholser)  Reed
Mrs Amos R. Reed
Cora May Overholser, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Overholser, was born Feb. 28, 1893, northeast of Codell, and departed this life Jan. 18, 1944 at the age of 50 years, 10 months and 18 days. She grew to womanhood on the farm where she was born and attended the public school there. Later she taught several terms in the rural schools of the surrounding communities. On Oct. 22, 1917 she was united in marriage to Amos R. Reed Joplin, Mo., and they have spent their entire wedded live in the home community, except for the first one and one-half years which were spent in Missouri. They celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary in October, 1942. She gave her heart to Jesus on New Year’s eve 1908 and later in April, 1909, united with the Baptist Church at Codell where she was baptized and remained a member until her death. She always attended when possible to do so. She was always of a robust and strong physique until the malady which cost her life, undermined her health, until she could fight no longer even though all was done that medical skill or loving hands could do.
She leaves behind, her husband, Amos, a foster son, Eldon, both of whom she dearly loved her mother, Tulia Overholser, two sisters, Verda Simpson and Lura Ekey of Codell two brothers, of Nampa, Idaho, and Raymond of Codell several nieces and nephews (three of whom are in the armed forces) and numerous other relatives and friends.  She, with her husband and son, shared the joys and sorrows, trials and good times together, striving all the time to make their home a pleasant place in which to spend their passing years. No task was too great nor to small for her to try at any time to do her part for the family. She carried on her household duties until it was impossible for her to do so any longer. She never complained about her condition and expressed in words that she was ready to go whenever called to her heavenly home.
Her ambition was to be a true helpmate and mother, a kind neighbor, and friend to all. Every duty she tried hard to fulfill. During her last illness, she wrote the following:
The hard part is the parting with the ones I dearly love,
But I know I’ll be in heaven Dwelling there with God above.
Funeral services were held at the Codell Baptist church, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1944, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. J. E. Dollar of Clay Center in charge. Interment was made in Shiloh cemetery.
She Is Just Away
I cannot say, and I will not say that she is dead--She is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand she has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair if needs must be, since she lingers there,
And you, O you, who the wildest yearn for the old-time step and the glad return,-
Think of her faring on, as dear in the love of there as the love of here.
Think of her still as the same, I say
She is not dead--She is just away!
by James Whitcomb Riley
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to each one, who helped so kindly during the illness and death of our dear one. For the words of comfort, the songs that were sung, and the beautiful flowers.   R. Reed and Eldon,
Tulia Overholser and family.   Article provided by Ekey.

aft 23 Sep 1943 unknown Iowa paper John Marsell
John Marsell, aged and respected Cortez citizen, died suddenly Thursday, September 23, while on a fishing trip to Groundhog reservoir.  Death occurred as he was riding in a car with Lou Jackson.
According to Mr. Jackson, he and Mr. Marsell had spent the day at the lake and were returning home over slippery roads.  Mr. Marsell commented that Jack had better drive carefully or they would go in the ditch. Driving on a few hundred yards, Mr. Jackson heard the elder man gasp; realizing something was wrong, he stopped the car and went around to the door on the other side.  When he reached Mr. Marsell he was dead.  Alone on the highway, Mr. Jackson did the only thing to do, he continued on with Mr. Marsell in the seat beside him.  At Dolores he called Dr. Lefurgey, who pronounced the man dead.  From this point the body was moved to Cortez by the Ertel Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Ertel Memorial chapel with Rev. Stanley Files of the local Pentecostal church in charge.  Burial was at Cortez Cemetery.
John Robert Marsell, son of Joseph and Sarah Marsell, was born in Lee county, Iowa, June 11, 1869, and passed away at Groundhog reservoir on Sept. 23, 1943, being 74 years, 3 months and 11 days old.
While still a youth, he moved with his parents to Taylor county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Lucia Kimpton on Christmas day, 1889.  To this union were born eight children, all of whom, with the wife and mother, survive him.  The children are Frank of Webster, Kans., Dewey of Ada, Kans., James of Lawrence, Kans., Edith Williams of Densmore, Kans., Ruby Brown of Stockton, Kans., Joe of Pampa, Tex., Charles Marsell and Opal Bertwell of Cortez, Colo.  He also leaves two sisters and two brothers in Iowa, 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
In 1904 he, with his wife and family, moved to Rooks county, Kans., where he lived until October, 1934, when he, with his wife and Opal moved to Cortez, where he has since resided.
While in Kansas, in 1922, he was converted to the Pentecostal faith, and was a firm believer until his summons came to come up higher.

23 Oct 1941 Plainville Times William  A.  Hill at the age of 67  on 18 Oct 1941.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

31 Oct 1940 The Natoma Independent Joseph Glen Romine
Joseph Glen
Romine. oldest son of Bluford and Cora Romine was born at Waverly, Kansas, February 14, 1900 and passed away at his home south of Codell on October 24, 1940 at the age of 40 years, 8 months and 10 days.  He grew to manhood at the parental home near Codell and received his elementary education at the “Lower Turkville School.”
On June 30, 1918, he was united in marriage to Alta V.
Hayes of Natoma, Kans. To this union four children were born, namely Mrs. Echo Brooks of Franklin, Nebr., Mrs. June McGraw of Pueblo, Colo. Hazel and Leroy of the home.  His illness has extended over a long period of time but constantly his greatest concern was not of himself, but for his family’s welfare, and devotion to his mother. He was of cheerful disposition, and his friends are numbered by his acquaintances.
He was preceded in death by his father, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
He leaves to mourn their loss besides his wife and four children, his mother, Mrs. Cora
Romine, four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Loreg of Codell, Mrs. Alice Richmond of Plainville, Mrs Ruth Sarver and Mrs. Madge Nickell of Natoma,  one brother Bruce Romine of Palco, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A devoted husband, a loving father and son, and a dear brother has gone, but his memory will ever be sacred to those who were most dear to him.
Funeral services  were held from the Codell Baptist church Saturday afternoon, October 26 at 2:30 with Elder F. M. Lundy in charge and burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

after 10 Sept 1938 Unknown Newspaper Lucy Baxter and William Baxter
William Baxter died February 25, 1901 in Rooks County.  His wife Lucy Baxter died September 10, 1938, and both are buried in the Aurora Cemetery.
submitted by

3 Mar 1938 Plainville Times Christian Buchheister
Christian Buchheister was born January 8, 1858 at Iowa City, Johnson county, Iowa, and departed this life at the home of his brother Henry Buchheister at Plainville, Kansas February 25, 1938 at the age of 80 years,  1 month, 17 days.  He was united in marriage to Tilda Geary at Sack City, Iowa, in 1886. She passed away the following year in 1887. In 1888 he and his brother John came to Kansas where they located on a farm three miles north of Plainville, until 1891, when he moved a mile farther north, where he and his sister Mary made their home for ten years, then having disposed of the farm they went to California where they spent a year, returning to Plainville where he resided until his sister’s death in 1915. He then spent his winters in California and summers in Kansas until about ten years ago and since that time he has made Plainville his home.  He was baptized in the German-Methodist Church when a child.
He leaves to mourn his passing one brother, Henry Buchheister, of Plainville, also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and interment was made at the Plainville cemetery. 
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

11 Nov 1937 Plainville Times Rufus  R.  Yeagy  died at the age of 77  on 4 Nov 1937.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

9 Nov 1937 Plainville Times Julia H. King Obituary
Julia H. King was born in Greenville, Tennessee, January 2, 1854 and departed this life at her home south of Codell, Kansas, November 9, 1937, at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 23 days. When a small child she moved with her father, Rev. A. L. King and family to Rhea Co., Tennessee, where she resided until her marriage to Francis (Frank) A. Simpson, on August 6, 1874, who preceded her in death, October 5, 1925. In December of 1877, Mr. And Mrs. Simpson and infant son Arthur, moved from Tennessee to Ellis County, Kansas where she resided until her death. Mr. And Mrs. Simpson were the parents of seven children: Arthur, Victor deceased and Perry Clarence, and Pearl Cress. The children were reared and educated in the school near their home. Grandma Simpson, as she was known by all her friends and neighbors, was one of the early pioneers and endured all the hardships known to the early settlers. She was always ready to help anyone in trouble or distress riding horse-back many a mile to help a sick neighbor. When quite young she was converted and joined the Baptist Church, in latter years she changed her membership to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She remained true to her Savior to the end. She leaves to mourn her passing, her sons: Simpson of Casper, Wyoming Simpson of Ten Sleep, Wyoming Perry and Clarence Simpson of Codell and a daughter, Hugh Cress of Neosha, Missouri 27 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren one sister, Mrs. P. F. Mock of Plainville 4 half-sisters Mrs. Belle Stone of Bogue, Kansas Mrs. Fred Bemis of Hays, Kansas Mrs. Ernest Wells of Hawthorne, California besides a host of friends and other relatives.  (Mrs. Simpson is buried beside her husband in the Norman Cemetery, Ellis County KS)

7 Jun 1937 Ottawa Herald Alice Lillian Mardock Berger
INJURIES FATAL TO FARM WOMAN IN AUTO CRASH Mrs. J. A. Berger Dies Soon After Accident Met At A Corner
L. E. McCulley of Near Pomona Driver of Other Car - Five Children With the Mother and McCulley Not Injured - Returning Home From Sunday School.
Mrs. John A. Berger, nearly 47, mother of eight children, received fatal head injuries in a car accident about noon yesterday as she and five of her six children living at home, were returning from Sunday school at Liberty school to their home three miles north of Ottawa. Mrs. Berger was the only one in the two-car crash injured. Her head was severely crushed. She was rushed in the CCC camp ambulance to Ransom Memorial hospital where she lived several hours. Mrs. Berger died at the hospital about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.
The Berger car was driven by Merton Berger, 19, and Mrs. Berger was in the front seat. Other Berger children in the car were Ione, 18, Melba, 14, Weltha, 11 and Clyde Berger, 6. Another son, Gordon, 16, who lives at home and Mr. Berger were not in the car. The Bergers were traveling east on the road and L. E. McCulley, of Near Pomona, in the second car, was driving north on a side road which joins the east-west road, 3 miles north and two miles west of Ottawa, and does not continue north of that point.
The accident happened when McCulley apparently attempted to turn west as the Berger car approached from the west. The Berger car nose dived into the bank at the north side of the highway, when the cars collided. Mrs. Berger was thrown in such a manner that her head was crushed. The Berger 1930 Ford coach and the McCulley 1929 Willys sedan were badly damaged. Sheriff Olin Minckley investigated the accident.
Alice Lillian Mardock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mardock was born July 12, 1890 in Osborne County, Kansas. She was married May 22, 1912 to John A. Berger at Stockton, Kansas. The family moved to Franklin county about two years ago from Osborne county.
Beside the husband and six children of the home address, two other children survive, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Waldron and E. Berger of Seneca. Mrs. Berger is survived by two brothers, Max Mardock and Linley Mardock and three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Smith, Mrs. Irene Pinger and Mrs. Ellen Davis, all of Topeka.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McVey mortuary. Rev. W. L. Shuler of Trinity M. E. church will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery, Topeka.

aft 25 Mar 1937 Unknown Paper Albert Judson Finley
Albert Judson Finley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Finley was born December 5, 1870 on a farm in Stark county, Illinois. He passed away at 8:30 a. m., Thursday, March 25, 1937 being sixty-six years, three months and twenty days old.  He came with his parents and other brothers and sisters to Brown county in 1882, leaving there in 1886, coming by covered wagon to the Finley farm in Jewell county.
After finishing school he remained on the farm at home until his marriage to Mary Edith Hainer, February 21, 1895. To this union nine children: six sons and three daughters were born; one son dying in infancy.  Bert was always a very industrious man, working several years in the Dockstader elevator then at draying when freight was shipped by railroad. For the past several years he has been operating the Hainer farm, leaving the draying to a son.  Bert was known to everyone. He had gone to the farm to help with the morning chores when he suffered a heart attack and was gone in a few moments. He had not been really ill, but was not in his usual health since last fall.  He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good friend and neighbor. He was converted at the Oliver meetings and joined the Baptist church in the fall of 1907 of which he was still a member at his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife, these sons and daughters. Merle Finley, Eads, Colorado; Harold Finley, Glen Elder; Mrs Reta Wooten, Otis, Colorado; Hope Finley, Hutchinson; Dale, Oscar, John and Margaret Finley of the home. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, one brother, Ed Finley of Iola, Kansas, six sisters, Mrs. Mannie Wickham, Manhattan, Mrs. Kate Coad, Mrs. Lida Dietz, Annie, Fannie and Edna Finley of Cawker City. One brother passed away January 1936.
Funeral services were held Sunday March 28, 1937, at the Baptist church in Cawker. Rev. H. P. Bunt of Kincaid, Kansas, officiating; Rev. Everett Cormack of the Baptist church assisting. Interment was in Prairie Grove cemetery.
Out of town relatives at the funeral were: Ed Finley, of Iola; Mrs. Del Wickham, Manhattan; Maxine Wickham of Moreland, Kansas; Mrs. George Hiner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Munn and Mrs. George Crane of Stockton, Kansas.

aft 15 Sep 1935 Unknown Paper Charles LeRoy Carley
Charles LeRoy Carley was born near Louisville, Kans. Mar. 13, 1871. When about four years old, his parents moved to Ill. In 1881 they moved to Iowa and in 1884 moved to Auburn, Neb. where Roy as he was known grew to manhood. After spending three years of his early manhood in Okla. he came back to the land of his birth in 1896. In 1901 he married Dora M. Andrew. In 1905, he with his wife and two children LeRoy, Jr. and Margaret moved to Rooks Co. Kansas. Here two more children were born to this home. Milton and May. On what is known as the Andreson place, eight and one-half miles southwest of Plainville, this little family lived and toiled for almost thirty years. May, LeRoy and Margaret married from this home, and in 1934, Roy, his wife, and one son, Milton, said farewell to the old home, on July 31st, and moved to Dallas Co., Mo. Broken in fortune, health and spirit, he lived but a short time. On the morning of Sept. 15, 1935 life left his poor, tired body and went to dwell with the immortals.

After 1 Sep 1936 unknown paper Howard Bently VanHorn
Howard Bently Van Horn,was born Jan 28, 1859, and died at the home of his son Everett Sept. 1, 1936, age 77 years, seven months and four days. He was married Sept 16, 1886,to Martha Jones and to this union three daughters were born Alpha and Edna. This wife and Edna preceded him in death.     He moved to Kansas and in 1900 was united in marriage to Lula Reeder.   To this union two sons Forrest and Everett was born. His wife preceded him in death on June 12, 1930, and a step-daughter, Minnie Hazen in 1918. Since this time he has made his home with his sons.   He has been a member of the Stockton township board for a number of years.   He was a faithful member of the Elm Creek Church many years and united with the Christian church of Stockton in 1921.   Those who mourn his passing are, two daughters, Stanley of Cresbard, South Dakota Blanche Waterman, of Northville, South Dakota, Two sons Forest and both of Stockton one step-daughter, M. Reeder of Los Angeles, Calif. Two step-sons, Ralph Reeder of Plainville, and Ray Reeder of Idaho Falls, Idaho 26 grand children and many Friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept.3, at the Christian church, with Rex A. Harmon in charge, assisted by C. E. Spalding. Interment was made in the Stockton Cemetery. Article provided by the VanHorn family.

April 1936 Plainville Times Agnes Jane King  Barry
was born March 30, 1879, at Turkville, (Ellis County), Kansas, the fourth child of (REV.)ALLEN L. AND LYDIA ELIZABETH WHITE MCCARROLL KING.
Married to W. A. BARRY of Downs, Kansas, January 1, 1902.
After her marriage, they lived in Downs about five years, then moved to the old home place at Turkville, Kansas, until the year 1911, when they moved to Codell. They ran a hardware store in Codell. After AGNES JANES’S death, W. A. BARRY went to Sunset Home in Concordia, Kansas, and remained there until his death, April 24, 1952.
She became a member of the Hays Baptist Church in the year 1894, later transferring membership to Turkville and Codell Churches.
Mother of two Children:
    MR. WILLIAM EARL BARRY born July 17, 1904
FLORENCE ELIZABETH BARRY born November 2, 1912
Died on April 19, 1936 at 1 P. M. at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Hays, Kansas, where she had been taken from her home at Codell, Kansas, during her illness.
Cause of death: Influenza, Streptococci sore throat, complicated by Streptococci Septicemia and Streptococci Meningitis.
Interment Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays, Kansas, after funeral services at the Codell Baptist Church, April 21, 1936.
Funeral Directors- Mosher and Roderick, Plainville, Kansas.

25 Jun 1936 Plainville Times Romanus  Thomas  Yeagy  died at the age of 78  on 16 Jun 1936.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

28 May 1936 Plainville Times Mrs. Stella Curtis
Mrs. Curtis Dead
Mrs. Stella Curtis, aged 64, widow of Wesley P. Curtis, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Gordon McComb Route 7, Topeka, May 20.  Mrs. Curtis is a sister-in-law of Mrs. A. W. Hall and they were pioneers of Plainville, having operated a store here in the early days. Mr. Curtis has been dead about seven years.  Submitted by Linda

aft 5 Nov 1935 Unknown Paper Minerva Jane Swift Sammons Pulley
Minerva Jane Swift, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Swift, was born April 3, 1863, and departed this life November 5, 1935, at Stockton, Kansas; after an illness lasting several years; at the age of 72 years, 7 months, and 2 days. On October 19, 1879, she was united in marriage to Devrix Sammons and to this union were born eight children. Mr. Sammons passed away in 1893 and in October 1907 she was united in marriage to J. C. Pulley, who passed away in 1924. Her childhood days were spent at Logan, Ohio, and the rest of it was spent in this locality. Since the death of Mr. Pulley, she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. White, of  Stockton, Kansas.  As an early settler she shared the common lot of the pioneer, in toil, sorrow, and joy. She was a kind friend, loving wife and mother, who lived her Christianity day-by-day. She had been a member of the Christian Church for many years and had always had a firm faith which had kept her strong in the hopes of eternal life. She leaves to mourn their loss seven children, 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Her children are: Edmond L. - Council Grove; George W. - Eldorado; William H. - Webster, and Joel Franklin - Ault, Colorado; and one step-son, Thos. P. Samons, of Nebraska City, Nebraska; one son and one step-daughter having preceded her in death; besides many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Stockton and of the Relief Corps. Funeral at Christian Church in Stockton and interment at Alcona Cemetery.

After 26 Mar 1935 Idaho Falls Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho Nancy Alice Barnes Coldiron
Coldiron Funeral Conducted Friday
Rites for Nancy Alice Barnes Coldiron, 78, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McHan funeral chapel, the Rev. W. F. Pool of the First Christian church officiating.   Music for the services included two duets, " Lead Kindly Light" and " Rock of Ages" , sung by Mrs. Christabel Clark and Miss Veda Gaines, accompanied by Mrs. Homer Clark a solo, " Sometime We'll Understand" , sung by V. F. McHan, accompanied by Mrs. W. F. Nichol, and the prelude played by Mrs. Nichol.   Carrying the flowers were Mrs. Bertha Thomas, Mrs. Alice Forbush, Mrs. May Ball, Mrs. Sue Frampton, Mrs. Maggie Stumbo and Flitton, members of the F. O. E. auxiliary.   Pall bearers were Ray Reeder, Leslie Cottrell, William, Kenneth, and Reeder and John W. Adams.   The Rev.   Mr.   Pool's address was built around the theme, " Mother's Wisdom."   Mrs. Coldiron was born in St. Joseph, Mo., January 9, 1857.   She was married October 13, 1872, to John G. Coldiron and to this union was born 10 children, six of whom survive.   Her husband preceded her in death June 2, 1914, at Stockton, Kas.     Mr. and Mrs. Coldiron were pioneer of western Kansas.   At the age of 60 she came with her youngest son to Idaho and took up a homestead near Liddy Hot Springs where she lived for six years, later moving to Idaho Falls to make her home with her daughter, Ray Reeder, with whom she stayed until her death.   She joined the Christian church when 14 years old and had been an active worker all her life.   The following sons and daughters survive:   W. S. Coldiron of Columbus, Kas., Mrs. Olive Jones of Naponee, Neb., Ralph E. Coldiron of Yamhill, Ore., Mrs. Ray Reeder of Idaho Falls, Mrs. Maude Hopkins of Naponee, Neb., and Mrs. D. W. Adams of Kennewick, Wash. Seventeen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren also survive.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the illness and death of our beloved mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings.   Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Reeder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Adams and family. Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Reeder and family.

21 Mar 1935 Plainville Times Warren  W.  Yeagy died at the age of 86  on 13 Mar 1935.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

Aft 7 Jan 1935 unknown paper Jeremiah Leigh " Jerry Lee" Hall
J. L. Hall, son of and David Hall was born at Flemingsburg Ky., Dec 12, 1874, died in St. Anthony Hospital, at Hays, being 60 years and 26 days old.   Four brothers and one sister survive him.   Will of Stockton John of Kelso, Wash., Charlie of Sargent, Nebr. Roy, of Fairmont, West Virginia and Mary Newman of San Diego Calif.   The mother, father and one sister Lulu Vanhorn, preceded him in death.   Came to Rooks County with family April 30, 1883.   Married to Florence Maddy Sept. 30, 1902.   Had 5 children Burnett and Delmo of Wilmington, Calif., Robert Lee, who is a member of CCC camp at Seneca, Kans., Wakeene and Herman Wilson who died in infancy.   All were with him during his last illness but Delmo who was unable to be present.   Also a niece, Myrtle Reeder of Los Angeles, Calif., was raised in his home and was like an own daughter to him.   He moved to Lomita, Calif., in 1910, returned to Kansas June, 1930, at Wakeeney.   Funeral at Christian church in Stockton, Rex A. Harmon minister.   Article provided by Gail McComb.

22 Feb 1934 Plainville Times   Wilborn Jasper Overholser
Wilborn Jasper Overholser was born in Bradley Co. near Cleveland, Tenn., Feb 21, 1856 and departed this life at his home one mile east of Codell, Kansas, Feb. 15, 1934 at 1 P. M. at the age of 77 years, 11 months, 24 days.
When a small boy he moved with his mother, brother and two sisters, (His father having passed to the Great Beyond at the close of the civil war) from Tenn., to Edwardsville, Kansas, where they lived seven years then on to Lawrence, Kansas, where they resided 1 1-2 years, then proceeding westward in the pioneer style of covered wagons to Rooks County, where he homesteaded 8 miles east of Plainville in Corning Township. April 1. 1878 and he was the last remaining one of the colony of early settlers coming at that particular time to pass on and also the last of his immediate family. Being the eldest son he took the responsibility of caring for his mother which he did until her death in 1902.
On August 20, 1890, he was united in marriage to Mrs  Tulia B. Drake of Plainville, Kansas, and together they traveled down life’s pathway for over 43 years enduring the hardships of early times and prosperous times of later years, never complaining or giving up when times looked dark and dreary. To this Union was born 5 boys and 4 girls, Jesse, Roy  and another son all dying in infancy and one daughter Effie in April 1917. He spent 37 years of his life on his old homestead and in 1914 he purchased his present home and moved to it in 1915 where he spent the rest of his life.        When a young man he gave his heart to Jesus and later joined the Baptist church at Codell where he was still a member and always attended services until his health failed, up to the time of his death always performing by word and deed the things his Christ wanted him to do.
He leaves behind him his faithful, loving wife, 2 sons, and Raymond, 3 daughters, Cora Reed, Teasley and Lura Ekey who were all at his bedside and all reside near the home except Raymond, who lives at Asherville, Kansas. Twelve grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was a kind, loving and dutiful husband, father and grandfather, always thinking of the welfare of others granting their desires and wishes to the fullest extent of his ability. He loved his grandchildren and always greeted them with a simile and some kind of cheerful greeting, and will be sadly missed from the home, family circle and community. He was always of a healthy stature able to do a full days work until about six months ago when his health began to fail and all was done that medical aid could do but to no avail, and he continued to fail and about three weeks ago he became bedfast gradually growing weaker until the end came. Loving, faithful hand ministered unto him doing all they could but Our Father in Heaven knew best and relieved him of his suffering. He was a patient sufferer never murmuring, when he realized there was no help for him made the statement a few days before his death he would be crossing over.
It is hard to give up one we love so dear, but when Jesus gave the summons he went home to Glory as his race was run, his tasks were finished. He cannot come back to us but he can go to him for we know he will be waiting for us on that Bright and Happy Shore.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, 2:00 P.M. at the Baptist church in Codell by Pastor Rev. A. S. Gwinn and interment was made in the Shiloh cemetery.
We take this means of expressing our heart felt thanks to all our relatives and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father also for the beautiful.   Mrs W. J. Overholser and children.   Article submitted by Ekey.

4 Jan 1934 The St. Joseph Gazette Robert Lewis Stephens
Dies of Heart Attack
R. L. Stephens, Eighty-Four, Was Founder of Woodston, Kan.
Robert Lewis Stephens, eighty-four years old, founder to the town of Woodston, in Rooks County, Kan., died suddenly last night a short time after he was stricken with a heart attack.  He suffered the attack at Fifth and Edmons Street and died a few minutes later in a private car while being taken to the Missouri Methodist Hospital.  Mr. Stephens was a native of Ohio and came Missouri in 1860, settling on a farm near Rochester.  Later he removed to Kansas and founded the town of Woodston.  He became a druggist and followed this profession until 1904 when he returned to St. Joseph.  Until his retirement six years ago he was employed at the Brown Transfer and Storage Company.  For a number of years he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Della Haskins, 1528 Sacramento Street.  Recently he lived at the Memorial Home.  Besides his daughter he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Stephens; two other daughters, Mrs. H. R. Penney, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. J. I. Herbert, Scarsdale, N. Y.; two sons, J. L. Stephens, Kansas City, and A. L. Stephens, St. Joseph; and two sisters, Mrs. Flora Doty, Amazonia, and Mrs. Ida Dawson, St. Joseph.  The body is at Heaton, BeGole & Bowman's mortuary.

20 Jul 1933 Plainville Times Martha Jane Overholser Collins
Martha Jane Overholser Collins died at the home of her son, Ora, at the age of 80 years 11 months and 16 days.  She left Tennessee with her mother when about 18 years old. Lived at Lawrence the Edwardsville for 7 years and came to Rooks County in 1878.  Several families traveled together in covered wagons.  They homesteaded in Twin Mound Township.  They moved to Plainville in 1914 where they resided until 2 1/2 years ago when they came to live with Ora.  She was a charter member of the Codell Baptist Church and a pioneer in the settlement of this country   Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

30 Mar 1933 Rooks County Record Matilda Alifair (Allie) Coldiron Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.   Coldiron was born May 11, 1870 near Morehead, Rowan County, KY and was departed this life March 22, 1933 in Stockton, being 62 yrs. 9 mos. and   11 days of age.  She lived in Kentucky until she came to Stockton, Kansas in 1897.
She married George Martin on July 23, 1902.  They had two children, Perle and The son Perle died in 1905 at age 4 months.   She leaves to mourn her husband and daughter, Mrs. Jessie Nelson (later Powers).   Article provided by Otto Coldiron of Florida.   See Next obituary.

Unknown date and paper Mrs. George Martin
Mrs. George Martin was a sister of Susan Hall.   She was born May 11, 1870, near Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, died March 22, 1933.   She was married to George Martin July 23, 1902.   They had two children Perle and   The son Perle died January 11, 1905, age 4 months.   Sisters, Mrs. Emma Grooms of West Union, Ohio four brothers Charlie and Jess of Stout, Ohio, of Rome, KY., Byden near West Union, Ohio, and a half sister Julia Murphy of Armington, Ark.   Member of Methodist church.   Funeral services were held at M. E. church.   Rev. C. E. Spalding was minister.   Article provided by Gail McComb.   (Buried in the Stockton Cemetery).

27 Feb 1933 Galesburg's Daily Register Mail Edward Trulock
Edward Trulock of St. Augustine Dies Saturday
St. Augustine, Feb. 27 - The residents of this community were shocked Saturday evening when the word was confirmed that Edward Trulock had died about eight o'clock. Although he had been under the doctor's care for the past several months and had accompanied his son to Bushnell during the afternoon, the seriousness of his condition was not generally known.  Edward B. Trulock, the son of Jackson and Louise B. Redman Trulock, was born May 2, 1867, at Austin Indiana. When he was yet a child, the family moved to Missouri where he grew to young manhood and received his education in the rural schools. He came to Illinois when a young man and on April 10, 1895, was united in marriage to Annie Belle Fielder of St. Augustine, who with the following children survives him: Arlie of Montezuma, New Mexico; Miss Fern of East Moline, Ill.; Donald of Chicago; Mrs. Josephine Olinger of Hermon; Mrs. Maude Anderson, Mrs. Rose Lee, James and Miss Doris of St. Augustine. There are eight grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Maria Fielder; a brother, Charles Trulock of Brighton, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Doughty of Stockton, Kansas, and Mrs. Alice Steele of Hiawatha, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Trulock spent the first years of their married life here; during that time he was rural free delivery carrier, in which capacity he was well known for his integrity and efficiency.  In 1906 the Trulock family moved to Pretty Prairie neighborhood and until 1932 they lived on farms in the vicinity of Abingdon or Galesburg.  Last spring he with his family moved here to reside with Mrs. Maria Fielder.  Mr. Trulock was quiet and unassuming but was highly respected as a good friend and an honest citizen.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Augustine Christian Church Wednesday afternoon, March 1 at 2 p.m.

After 27 Dec 1932 Rooks County Record  Jonathan W. Callender
Jonathan W. Callender, was born in Bradford, Luzern County, Penn., on November 2nd, 1845 and died at Stockton, Kansas, December 27, 1932. He was the third son of J. F. Callender
In 1856, his parents moved to Chicksaw County, Iowa, where as pioneers they did their part in the early development of that state. J. W., as he was known by his friends, was educated in Upper Iowa University, a Methodist Episcopal Institution of Fayette, Iowa. After completing his education he taught school for a number of years in Iowa, ten of these years serving as Superintendent of Schools at Elgin, Iowa. He also acted as assistant County Superintendent of Schools in that county. On December 18, 1873 he was married to Sarah E. Gardner and both he and his wife taught school for some years after their marriage.
He moved to Stockton, Kans. in 1878, where he has resided continuously till the date of his death. Mrs. Callender preceded him to the world beyond on October 18, 1913.
Mr. Callender was very prominent in business in his active years, and especially in the early history of Stockton and Rooks county. Many of the movements for the development and welfare of the town and country round about were given his earnest direction and help. For many rears he was a prominent merchant of Stockton. He held at times large real estate interests. He was one of the organizers of the Exchange Bank of Stockton, and was its president for a period of time in its early history. He bought the lots on which the Stockton National Bank now stands and built the building now used as a banking house.
He served as Clerk of the District Court of Rooks county from 1881 to 1884, and held other important offices in the town and county, and was for years after he had retired from business Trustee of Stockton township. He was a charter member of Newahcuba Lodge No. 189 A. f. & A. M., Stockton: Solomon Valley Chapter No. 81 R. A. M. and the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Rebekahs. Many years ago he united with the Congregational church and until failing health prevented was a constant attendant upon its Sunday school and worship services.
Mr. and Mrs. Callender had no children of their own, but they loved children, and years ago a niece, Callender lived with them, and later they adopted a girl, now Marguerite Burke, who has been staying with Mr. Callender and taking care of him for the past two years. One brother, Dr. W. B. Callender, came to Stockton after J. W. had been here for a number of years and was for many years a prominent physician, dying in February, 1919. He is survived by one brother, M. Callender of Clarion, Iowa, and his foster daughter,
This in brief is the story of the live of this friend and Neighbor, in whose memory many will ever cherish. He was permitted to live beyond the average years of man. He had witnessed the pioneer days and growth of two great stated. He had his part, and all was well. Wife, brothers and sisters preceded his beyond the shadows. for years he journeyed on alone to that horizon where the dusk is waiting for the night. He has left his community and friends the greatest heritage that man can bestow--the record of a long, good and wholesome life, and that of an honorable and useful citizen. He will be missed.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church, with Rev. Gonzales, the pastor, in charge. Interment was in the Stockton cemetery.
The various organizations of which he was a member were present and the Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.
Accompanied Nancy (Tipton) Gardner's body from Stockton, KA to West Union,  Iowa for funeral at DR Fullers home.     Article provided by Don Gardner.

aft 24 Nov 1932 Hill City Times Robert Levi Jackson
Robert Levi Jackson, son of J. E. and Mollie Jackson, was born in Clay County Nebraska, July 29, 1878 and died in the Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, the morning of November 24, 1932.  On Jan 3, 1894, he moved with his parents, brothers and sisters, to Kansas, where they settled on a farm near Palco, in Rooks County.  They moved to Graham County in 1897.  On September 1, 1901, he was married to Miss Katie M. Allen.  During their early married life, they lived on a farm in Morlan Township, moving to Hill City in 1910,  where they have since made their home.  His mother and three sisters preceded him in  death.  He leaves to mourn: His widow, his father, J. E. Jackson of Elbert, Colorado; five brothers, one sister, and other relatives and friends.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hill City.

11 Nov 1932 Ransom Record Henry Copper
Henry Copper was born July 14, 1853, in Freeport, Ill., and departed this life at the Midwest Hospital in Ransom, Kansas, October 28, 1932 at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 14 days. When just a boy he moved with his parents to Iowa Falls, Iowa, where in 1881 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Rainsberger. In 1883 the young couple moved to Concordia, Kansas, and in 1887 came to Ness City where he engaged in the trade of blacksmith for a number of years. For the past several years they have lived on a farm in Nevada township. Besides his companion of more than fifty years Mr. Copper is survived by one brother Frank of Oklahoma, a niece, Mrs. Smith, of Lebanon, Kansas and one nephew, Ed Copper of Stockton, Kansas, and other relatives whose residences are not now known. Mr. Copper has suffered with cancer for a number of years, and during the last weeks of his life was faithfully cared for by the staff of the Midwest Hospital. The funeral service was held at the Methodist Church conducted by the pastor Rev. C. E. Hall.

after 1 Aug 1932 unknown paper Mabel Maye Coonrod
Mabel Maye COONROD was born in Ada, Minnesota, May 6, 1900 and passed away at the Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, Aug 1, 1932, aged thirty-two years, two months and 25 days. When two years old moved with her parents to Mahaska, KS and spent the remainder of their girlhood days here, where she made many friends. She graduated from the Mahaska High School with the class of 1919, after which she taught a term of school near Plainville, KS. She united in marriage to Richard ODGERS of Haddam, KS in 1922. Her first three years of married life were spent in Haddam, after which they moved to California. She is survived by her husband, her father A. B. COONROD, two brothers, Elmer Rea Heights, SD and Lee of Oakdale, NE. Her mother preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Maye was baptized and united with the Presbyterian church in 1913 at the age of 13. Mr. and Mrs Odgers spent ten years of a very happy wedded life. Mrs. ODGERS was of a cheerful disposition which won for her many friends during her short life time. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Mahaska and the remains were laid to rest in the Mahaska cemetery.

31 Mar 1932 Plainville Times Hannah Matilda Overholser
Hannah Matilda Overholser
was born March 31, 1854, in Bradley Co., Cleveland, Tenn. Departed this life March 25, 1932 at the home of her daughter, W. T. Weaverling.
She was united in marriage to Sebastian C. Winters, Jan 29, 1878, at Edwardsville, Kansas. They moved to Rooks Co. in March of the same year and homesteaded the place where she spent the last few months of her live, 5 miles east and one south of Plainville, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Winters endured the hardships of the early days with courage and fortitude.
To this union 7 children were born. Her husband preceded her in death in 1914 and one son, Winters in 1923.
She leaves to mourn her departure 3 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs. Etta Weaverling, Codell, Kansas Mrs. Francis Hoskins, Codell, Kansas Mrs. Dora Smith, Codell, Kansas Willard Winters Plainville, Kansas Winters, Salina, Kansas Emery Winters, Denver, Colorado One sister, Mrs. J. A. Collins, one brother, W. J. Overholser and other relatives and a host of friends.
All of her children except one son, Winters of Denver were present during her last illness.
At an early age she united with the Baptist church of Codell, Kansas and lived a consistent member until moving to Plainville. After which she transferred her membership to the M. E. Church. She remained a devout Christian, always living in the love of God. She leaves behind her many tender memories that will be cherished by her children and all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Courter of Palco, Kansas, assisted by Gwinn of Codell. The pall bearers were her grandsons, and Eber Winters, Hoskins, and Olen Weaverling.
She was laid to rest in the Plainville Cemetery by the side of her husband.
“Time was I dreamed that my soul’s content must lie in the thing I own,
But little I knew what “precious” meant when I fancied it brick and stone.
The joys I have had for a little while Would they were mine today
The sound of her voice, and the light of her smile given and taken away
An this I have learned by the silent  grave and the tears I‘ve had to weep
The precious joys are not those we save But the one we cannot keep.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who so kindly assisted during the illness and death of our beloved mother.    The Children.   Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

Mar 1932 Plainville Times Matthew Flint Clarkson
A Pioneer Gone
Matt Clarkson
, an old pioneer of Kansas, passed away Thursday night, March 17th, 1932, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Richmond in Codell, Kansas, where he has been making his home for some time.  Mr. Clarkson came to Kansas from  New York, before he was 20 years old.  His exact age seems to be unknown.  He hunted buffalo, in company with his brothers, George and Charles, until 1876. Their firm, known as the Clarkson Brothers, at one time had between 10,000 and 11,000 buffalo hides at a camp on Ladder creek, southeast of old Fort Wallace.  The average daily kill of buffalo was 150 head. Mr. Clarkson was in Rome in 1866 and a year later he came to Hays , the newly established town that brought about the quick decline of Rome.  After the R. R. Co. built a high grade west of the railroad bridge across big creek, a plague of cholera that wiped out nearly one-half of Romes population and put a finishing touch on the town whose founders had planned to make it the metropolis of western Kansas.  From then on, all buffalo hunters, soldiers, Indians, cowboys, bushwhackers, and plainsmen made Hays their headquarters. There were but few wells in Hays because it was a difficult task digging down to water. One summer the water in a well near a saloon, where the Cowan Produce Store now stands had a very bad odor. Still, people continued to use it, until the odor  became so bad they decided to investigate. They found the body of a man at the bottom of the well. Who he was or in what manner he met his death remains a mystery yet.  Mr. Matt Clarkson told the above, trusting some day it would be published. He formerly owned a farm on the Saline river in the northeast part of Ellis County, Kansas. His funeral was held in the Baptist church in Codell, Friday at 3:00 P. M., March 18th, 1932, conducted by Rev. A. S. Gwinn, pastor, and the body taken to Fairport, Kansas and laid beside that of his wife, who preceded him in death many years; who was before marriage, Miss Palmyra Davis of near Paradise, Kansas. Mr. Clarkson had two brothers; Charles deceased, and George who lives at Larned, Kansas.

After 9 Oct. 1931 Plainville Times Alfred Frank Stone
born, March 4, 1855 Cataragas County, New York, died October 9, 1931, aged 76 years, 7 months, 5 days.
Mr. Stone was one of a family of eight of which only one remains, MRS. GEORGE RUFFNER, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Married, June 14, 1885 to CORA (AMANDA CORA ANN) KING, who preceded him in death twenty three years ago, October 31, 1908. To this union were born eleven children, two dying in infancy. (WALTER ERNEST STONE died January 27, 1887 and NELLIE STONE died April 15, 1905)
He married MRS. L. B. (LUCINDA BELLE KING) BRUMITT, January 12, 1913 at Plainville, Kansas.
He is survived by his wife, (LUCINDA) BELLE STONE, a sister, MRS. GEO. RUFFNER, Wichita Falls, Texas, nine children, LEWIS of Ellinwood, Kansas, CLAUDE of Plainville, Kansas, of Palco, Kansas, EDWIN of Topeka, Kansas, MRS. EVA MCCARTER of Topeka, Kansas, MRS. ANNABELLE ROGERS of Lawrence, Kansas, MRS. KATE KOLACNY, Goodland, Kansas, MRS. RUTH BOYS a step- daughter, Densmore, Kansas twenty-eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mr. Stone was born in New York state, but moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he spent his childhood and later spent some time at Lee Summit, Mo. When a young man in the early twenties he with a brother and two other young men, drove cattle from Missouri to western Kansas settling in the Turkville (Ellis County) vicinity on the Saline river.
After marrying, he and his wife took a homestead on the Saline where he lived until he moved to Plainville nine years ago.
Mr. Stone was converted while a young man and when the Turkville Baptist Church was organized he was a charter member and an ordained deacon. Mr. Stone’s membership was always in the Turkville church. He attended the Christian Church since moving to Plainville.
Only a few days before his death he asked that the verse John 11:22 be read to him. " But I know, that even now whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it to thee." This verse with many others was on the fan which he used during his last illness.
He possessed the Christian virtues of Knowledge, Temperance, Patience, Godliness, and Brotherly Kindness.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Codell, Kansas, Sunday, 2:00 P. M. October 11, 1931, conducted by A. S. Gwinn, with interment in the Turkville (Norman Cemetery) Cemetery. (South of Codell, KS)

19 Mar 1931 Plainville Times John G. Axelson died at the age of 58 on 15 Mar 1931.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

16 Oct 1930 Plainville Times William North
William North was born in Lee County, Virginia, September 16, 1839 and departed this life October 8, 1930 aged 91 years and 22 days.  He moved to Kentucky with his parents in 1841.  He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Davis, July 31 1862 in Harlan county Kentucky.  They moved from Kentucky in 1867 to Iowa.  From Iowa to Ottawa county Kansas in 1877, then on to his present home in Rooks County in September 1878 which he took as a homestead.  To this union was born 13 children, 8 of whom survive, two sons and six daughters:  W. L. North of Tulsa, Oklahoma; H. B. North of Mounds, Oklahoma; Mrs. A.M. Johnson of Gove, Kansas; Mrs. Martha Langdon of Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. E. C. Ganoung of Plainville, Kansas; Mrs. G. S. Schrock of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mrs. Chlora Thiel of Monticella, Minn; Mrs. W. J. Winters of Plainville, Kansas; all of whom were present except H. B. North of Mounds, Okla.  His faithful wife departed this life June 21, 1911 at Plainville, Kansas.  He and his wife united with the Christian Church at Albia, Iowa more than 55 years ago.  He helped to organize the first Christian Church of Plainville of which he was a faithful member until his death.  He was also a charter member of the Plainville I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 306.
He leaves to mourn his death besides his children, 34 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, besides a host of dear friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Burris at the M. E. church, Friday afternoon and interment in the Plainville Cemetery.  Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson.

Aft. 12 Jun 1930 Unknown Paper Mrs. Howard Bently Van Horn
Mrs. Howard Bently Van Horn (Lula Paine Hall Reeder VanHorn) - Born February 24, 1870 obituary Lulu P. Hall was born at Flemingsburg, Kentucky February 24, 1870.   She passed to the world beyond on June 12, 1930, aged 60 years, three month and nine days. She came to Rooks County in 1882 and resided here until her death.   In June 1884 she was married to Sherman Reeder.   To this union four children were born, one daughter, having preceded her mother in death.   The other 3 are Miss Myrtle, Ray and Ralph.   In June 1898, her husband died.   In 1901 she was united in marriage to H. B. Vanhorn to this union was born two sons Forrest and Everett.   Thirty-seven years ago she became a member of the Christian Church at Stockton of which she was a member at the time of her death.   For several years she was a nurse and is held in high esteem by those to which she administered. She had been in failing health for several years.   Three weeks ago she was taken to her bed from which she never arose.   She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, H. B. Vanhorn of Stockton, the five children Miss Myrtle Reeder of Los Angeles, California Ray T. Reeder of Idaho Falls, Idaho Ralph L. Reeder of Plainville B. Vanhorn of Detroit, Michigan Everett D. Vanhorn of Stockton one sister Mrs. W. A. Newman of San Diego, California, and five brothers Hall of Kelso, Washington, Hall of Los Angeles, California Charley Hall of Hazard, Nebraska Roy Hall of Pennsylvania, and Will Hall of Stockton.   She leaves 13 grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors that have known and loved her through the years.   Funeral services were held from the Christian Church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Knoles, the pastor, speaking words of comfort to the bereaved ones. Her four sons, and two grandsons Duane and Dwight Hazen rendered final services as pall bearers.   Burial was made in Stockton Cemetery.   This article was provided by
Dr. & Mrs. Bill Korb of Stockton.

23 Jan 1930 Plainville Times Benjamin F. Hill at the age of 54 on 24 Dec 1929.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

aft 29 Oct 1929 Unknown Paper Rachel McCormick White Carley
Grandma Carley
The death of Grandma Carley last Sunday marks the passing of the oldest inhabitant of the county, and a resident of the Laclede neighborhood for 58 years. She had attained the unusual age of over 99 years.  Rachel McCormick White, eldest child of George and Sarah White, was born at Sligo, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., on July 8th, 1830, and died at the home of her son, Tom Carley, near Wamego, October 20, 1929, aged 99 years, 3 months and 12 days.  Her mother dying when she was three years old, she lived to young womanhood with an uncle, Judge Lowry, of Allegheny City, Pa..  On October 14, 1856, she was united in marriage with William G. Woodall and went with him to a farm near Elkport, IA. To this union one child was born, Caroline W.  On October 4, 1862, she was married to Thomas A. Carley at Jamestown, Wis. where she had taught school for several years. To the union were born six children: George, Sherman, Thomas and Alonzo, twins, and John. Alonzo and John have preceded her to the spirit world.  In October, 1871, she with her husband and family came to Kansas and settled one mile east of where the Mt. Union Baptist Church now stands, of which she was a member and faithful attendant as long as she was able. At that time there was no schoolhouse or church there.  She endured many hardships in those years of drought and grasshoppers. But she always clung to her faith and was a great reader of the Bible and a faithful instructor of her children.  On November 18, 1881, her husband passed to the great beyond and to Mother Carley was left the task of rearing her family.
The surviving children to mourn her loss are: Mrs. Caroline Pilkington of Edged, Iowa; Mrs. Frances Misamore, of Wamego, Kansas; Geo. Carley, Westmoreland, Kansas; Sherman Carley, Codell, Kansas; Thomas Carley, Wamego, Kansas; also thirty-two grandchildren and Forty-five great-grandchildren.

22 Aug 1929 The Tiller and Toiler Obituary of Floyd Foss

After 7 Aug 1929 unknown paper Infant Son Ekey
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Ekey was born on August 6, 1929 and went to dwell with Jesus at 5 a. m. on August 7th after making only a brief stay of 25 hours with his parents.
Brief services were held at the home at 3 o’clock on the afternoon of August 7, conducted by Rev Gwinn pastor of the Codell Baptist Church and the tiny form was laid to rest in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Our precious babe from us is gone
A voice we longed to hear
But we know thou art with Jesus
And will always linger near.
We sincerely thank our relatives  and friends who so kindly assisted us in the loss of our darling baby, also for the beautiful floral offerings. and Mrs. Emery Ekey.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

24 May 1929 The Stillwater Gazette Mrs. Sarah Maria Posser
Mrs. Sarah Maria Prosser, 73, died in Stillwater, Oklahoma Monday morning, May 20, 1929, at her home, 401 Duck street.  Although she had been ill about two weeks, her death was unexpected.  She had been a victim of indigestion recently but was recovering and was not confined to her bed Sunday.  Funeral services for Mrs. Prosser were conducted at 3 o¹clock Monday afternoon at the Strode Funeral home, 610 Duncan Street with the Rev. Virgil G. Nailey officiating.  The body was taken to Perry immediately after the ceremony and put aboard the train for Plainville, Kansas, where further services were held Wednesday followed by burial.  Miss Ethel Prosser, daughter of the decedent and Mrs. Grace Poole, accompanied the body to Plainville.  Mrs. Prosser was born in Knoxville, Iowa, August 17, 1855.  She was married there to Charles F. Prosser in 1885.  Mr. Prosser died at Plainville, June 3, 1926.  After his death, Mrs. Prosser came to Stillwater to live with her daughter, who is employed in the chief clerk¹s office at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical college.  In addition to the daughter, Mrs. Prosser is survived by two sons, Clarence E. Prosser, Kansas City, Mo., and Harley D, Prosser, San Diego, Calif. and by two brothers, L. E. Royer, Plainville, Kan. and M. F. Royer, Spokane, Wash.  See Family Website.

Aft. 2 Apr 1929 unknown paper Mrs. H. G. Reeder
Anna Bell Sears was born in Illinois, December 19, 1859 and departed this life at the family home, near Stockton, Tuesday, April 2, 1929, aged 71 years, 5 months and 13 days.   In 1869, she moved to St. Louis and came to Kansas in 1879.   She was married to Hudson G. Reeder on October 22, 1879.   To this union six children were born, three girls and three boys.   The eldest daughter passed to her reward in 1904.   One daughter Mrs. P. M. Reeves lives in California, and the other, Mrs. B. F. Gager, in Stockton.   One son, Claude lives in Missouri, and the other two, George and Guy are in Stockton.
She leaves to morn her departure the husband, five children, sixteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives.
The deceased accepted Christ in 1879 and was a faithful worker until death called her.   She was an active and faithful W. C. T. U. worker for many years.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. G. Hollowell, pastor of the Christian church at Plainville, Kans., in the Stockton church on Wednesday afternoon.   Article provided by Wanda Vanhorn Sammons.

April 24,1929, Plainville Times Victor Simpson
A large company of relatives and friends met at the Turkville Baptist Church (Ellis County) Sunday afternoon to pay the last tribute of respect to Victor Simpson, who passed away April 24,1929, at the Larned Hospital. Services at the church were conducted by Rev. Gwinn of Codell and interment was made in the Turkville (Norman Cemetery) Cemetery at which place the A.F.A.M. of Codell, of which he was a member, took charge of the services. The following is a few short notes on his life:
Victor Hugo Simpson was born at Turkville, Kansas, February 19, 1878 and departed this life at Larned, Kansas, on April 24, 1929 at the age of 51 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He leaves in sadness for his going his mother, Mrs. Julia Simpson of Turkville, Kansas, five brothers, and Bert of Casper, Wyoming and Clarence of Turkville, Kansas and one sister, Mr. Hugh Cress of Turkville, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends. His death was a shock to every one as he was only ill a very short time. will be remembered by his kind helpful disposition. He was always willing to help those who needed help and service, and was especially watchful and careful of the comforts of his aged mother, who will miss him most. He united with the M. E. Church about 15 years ago while in Chicago but never affiliated himself with any church organization in his home community. In his going the community has lost a kind, cheerful neighbor and friend.

10 Jan 1929 Plainville Times Ruby Jane Clements died at the age of two weeks on 8 Jan 1929.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

13 Dec 1928 Natoma Independent James Dougherty
Another Veteran is Gone
Jas. Dougherty, 83, Civil War Veteran, died at his home in Natoma yesterday forenoon, Dec 12, about nine a.m. following a long illness. His heart suddenly ceased functioning, bring death at a time when it was not expected. Funeral services are to be conducted this afternoon at two o'clock at Codell by Rev. Givinn, pastor there, and burial will be in Shiloh cemetery. His wife died four years ago. He has six living children. The deceased enlisted in 1862 in Co. B 111 volunteer Illinois Infantry, as drummer boy, and served until the close of the war. He came to Rooks County in 1885, living there continuously until moving to Natoma eleven years ago. He served three terms as probate judge of Rooks County. Mr. Dougherty was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and had the love and respect of not only his family but the community at large. His going takes another pioneer and veteran of the fast diminishing band of such men and women from our midst.

Rooks County Record
Jas. Dougherty Died Yesterday Morning was a Former Probate Judge of this County.  A telephone call from Codell yesterday announced the death of James G. Dougherty at his home in Natoma, at 9:30 o'clock that morning. It is said that he had been in poor state of health for some time.  Mr. Dougherty was a former probate judge for three terms. He retired from office in January, 1913, being succeeded by Wm. Adams.  He had held his residence at Codell until four or five years ago when he moved to Natoma. He leaves a family of several children.

after 8 Nov 1928 unknown paper James Johnson
James JOHNSON, 1305 Calhoun passed away Thursday afternoon as a result of a heart attack suffered while loading kindling on a truck at the rear of the Guthrie Funeral home. His age was fifty-eight years, five months and twenty-nine days. JOHNSON had resided in Marysville for the past three years, coming here from Rooks County, Kans. He was born in Louisa County, IA., May 9, 1870. His early life was spent in Iowa, and he came to Kansas with his parents in 1887, locating in Rooks County. He married August 23, 1899, to Alfretta WHALEY, a sister of G. A. STEWART, 1018 Broadway, who preceded him in death June 10, 1928. Nine children were born to this union, one son dying in infancy. those who survived are: Mrs. Georgia WILLIAMS, Cedaredge, Colo., Elizabeth MEDENDORF Frances MILLER, Grover Robert of Woodston, Kans Wm. of Mount Clemens, Mich. and May and Robert of Marysville his sister, Mrs. A. L. RATHBUN and a brother, George F. JOHNSON of Simpson, Kans. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the G. A. Stewart home. Interment was made in the Marysville Cemetery.

18 Oct 1928 Plainville Times Charles  A.  Hill died at the age of 58 on 3 Oct 1928.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

aft 11 Jul 1928 Kirwin Ks Hannah Killmer
Hannah Killmer was born at Argyle, Washington Co, New York January 1, 1833 and died at Woodston, Kansas, July 8, 1928. She was united in marriage in 1850 to M. J. McFadden. To this union 9 children were born.  Two girls preceded her in death, Ida and Mattie. In 1856 they moved to Prairie City, Jasper Co, Iowa. In 1874, they settled in Kirwin, Phillips Co, Kansas where they did the tasks and endured the hardships of pioneers. Since the death of husband in 1897 she has resided at Woodston, Kansas. She was converted at 15 years of age and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and remained an exemplary Christian throughout a long useful life. She held her membership at Woodston at the time of her departure.
She leaves to mourn her loss John G. McFadden of Woodston, Thomas M. Therma, New Mexico, James E. Kirwin Kansas, Maggie Karker, Freewater, OR, Alice Noble, Woodston, K S, Mary Southard, Murrietta, California, Addie M. Byers, Kirwin Kansas. She had twenty eight grandchildren and thirty one great grandchildren. Words s he often quote were "We are all the same We are all to blame We are all made out of clay and while we're here friends so dear, will drive all cares away ."
The funeral service were held at the Woodston Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday by Rev Mr Mckeen. He took for his text Psalms 116:15 and dwelt on the pioneering of Mrs. McFadden, how she had been here to see the first telephone line, the first railroad in this country. She was one of those who made possible on the Great American Desert the homes of men.  She was buried in the Kirwin Cemetery by the side of her husband.

after 10 Jun 1928 unknown paper Mrs. James Johnson
Mrs. James JOHNSON passed away Sunday morning at 6:40 O’clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. G. A. STEWART, 1018 Broadway, aged 45 years, six months and five days. Her health resulted from heart trouble, with which she had suffered about seven years. Mrs. Johnson was, before her marriage on August 25, 1898, Mabel Alfretta WHALEY. She was born Dec 5, 1882 in Brown County, near Hiawatha. When she was twelve years old she moved with her parents to Rooks County. She resided there until coming to Marysville about four years ago. She was a member of Friends Church. Mrs. JOHNSON is survived by her husband, James A. JOHNSON, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. WHALEY of Clovis, New Mexico, four sisters, and one brother, Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, William WHALEY of Woodston, Kansas, Mrs. Edna LUDWICK, Clovis, N. M., Mrs. Gladys HARDY, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Minnie STEWART Marysville, and eight children, Mrs. Elizabeth MEDENDORP Frances MILLER, Grover and Robert JOHNSON of Woodston, Kansas, Mrs. Georgia WILLIAMS of Cedaredge, Colo. , William JOHNSON of Mount Clemens, Mich., Ruth and Mae JOHNSON at home. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Hites preaching the sermon. Interment was made in the Marysville City Cemetery.

23 Dec 1926 Plainville Times Elizabeth (nee Shumard)  Edson  Buch  Foster  died at the age of 76 on 16 Dec 1926.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.   See obituary below.

23  Dec  1926  Plainville  Times  Elizabeth A. Shumard
Elizabeth A. Shumard was born in Monroe County, Ohio, June 2, 1850 and departed this life at the home of her daughter W. J. Overholser of Codell, Kansas, December 16, 1926, age 76 years, 6 months, 15 days. In 1855 she moved with her parents to Harrison Co., Mo., where she grew to womanhood.
On Jan 3rd, 1872 she was united in marriage to Alonzo Edson and to this union one daughter was born.   In 1877 they moved to Rooks county, Kansas and homesteaded in Plainville Township being among the pioneer settlers enduring the hardships of the early days where they lived until the time of his death.   She has continually lived in or near Plainville ever since until the past year when she has been at the home of her daughter.   In Oct. 1890 she was united in marriage to John Buchheister who also preceded her in death.   In Dec. 1890 she was united in marriage to J. R. Foster who also preceded her.   She was converted at the age of 10 years and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which she was a faithful member until death never tiring of heeding the call of her Master and often expressing her willingness and readiness to go when the call should come.   She was a charter member of the Plainville Rebekah Lodge No. 490.
She leaves to mourn her departure a daughter, Tulia Overholser of Codell, a step son, Albert Buchheister of Plainville a brother Shumard of Bethany, Mo., several grandchildren and great grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends.
Tis hard to part with one we love so dear but we know she as gone to dwell in a better world beyond and will be there to met us in realms of glory.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Plainville, Saturday at 2 p.m. A large attendance of old time neighbors and associations showed their appreciation for the life devoted to the church, the lodge and the community.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heart felt thinks to our friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear mother and grandmother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.    Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Overholser and children.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

3 Jun 1926 Plainville Times Charles Posser
Charles Prosser Dies Suddenly
He had come Down Town This Morning to See A Doctor and Expired While Waiting
Charles Prosser, died this morning at 9:35 in the office of Dr. Miller while waiting to see the doctor.
  He has not been feeling well for some time and yesterday suffered considerable from a bad heart.  Mrs. Prosser had insisted that he come to see a doctor this morning and they had drove down town and he had gone to the post office and to a number of other places and then they went up to the office.  Dr. Miller was not in at the time and they had set down to wait.  While waiting for the doctor he and his wife were talking when without warning he was stricken with an attack of heart failure and died before any thing could be done.  Dr. Miller came up the stairs almost immediately and after an examination he pronounced him dead.  Mr. Prosser has been janitor of the school house in this city for a number of years and was well liked by all.  He was always ready to help the children at school with any thing that he could and was always kind and considerate.  See Family Website.

12 Mar 1926 Waverly Journal William Bluford Stice
William Bluford Stice, for many years a well known farmer of Waverly, died at Springfield hospital about 10:30 Wednesday morning, at the age of about 88 years. Since the death of his wife about 26 years ago, Mr. Stice had lived with his children, having made his home in recent years with his daughter, Mrs. Oliver Neff, of Springfield. One other daughter, Mrs. W. H. Weatherford, of Jacksonville, and six sons , survive. The sons are W. E., of Waverly; Clinton, of Decatur; Lon and Nelson, of Williston, ND.; James, of Zurich, Kansas; and Jesse of the state of Washington. The body was brought to Waverly yesterday afternoon and funeral services will be held at the Beatty undertaking parlors. Interment will be in Rogers cemetery, where Mrs. Stice is buried.

5 Mar 1926 Waverly Journal William Bluford Stice
William Bluford Stice was born April 16, 1838, the son of Andrew and Nancy Stice, and died in Springfield March 3, 1926, aged 87 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was married to Sara Jane Smith, who preceded him in death December 31, 1898. To this union nine children were born, one son, Arthur, having preceded him in death. Those who survive are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Neef, of Springfield, and Mrs. W. H. Weatherford, of Jacksonville; and six sons: W. E., of Waverly; Clinton, of Decatur; Lon and Nelson of Williston, ND., James, of Zurich, Kansas; and Jesse, of the state of Washington. Most of Mr. Stice's life was spent in this community where he was a farmer, but since the death of his wife he has resided with his children, the past eleven years living with his daughter, Mrs. Neef, in Springfield. Funeral services were held at Beatty's undertaking parlors last Friday morning, in charge of Rev. J. E. Curry. Music was furnished by Mrs. W. A. Barrow and Mrs. J. H. Shutt. The pall bearers were relatives of the deceased: G. W. Stice, J. A. Stice, Oscar Stice, James Miller, Luther Duncan and William Becker. The flowers were cared for by three grandchildren, Mrs. Wm. Becker, Misses Carrie and Cornelia Stice. Interment was in Rogers cemetery where Mrs. Stice was buried.

Oct. 5, 1925 Plainville Times (Francis)Frank A. Simpson was born September 22, 1849 near Knoxville, Tennessee. He was united in marriage to Julia H. King on August 17, 1874. To this union seven children were born all of whom survive him. Arthur, and Pearl They moved to Kansas in 1877 where he lived until his death October 5, 1925. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Parker of Codell. Text-James 4:14. The remains were buried in the Turkville (Norman Cemetery) Cemetery, (Ellis County KS)

aft 26 Apr 1925 Unknown Newspaper Margaret Ann Daigh Carley
Margaret Ann Daigh, daughter of John and Sarah Daigh, was born near Rochester, Sangamon County, Illinois, January 20, 1845, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Rightmire 26 Apr 1925, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 6 days. She moved with her parents to Wisconsin when a small child, and there she grew to womanhood. On February 18, 1864, she was united in marriage to Lieutenant Lot H. Carley at Fairplay, Wisconsin. Three children survive this union. Mrs. Milton Rightmire of Wamego, Kansas, C. L. Carley of Plainville, Kansas, and Dr. Harry D. Carley of St. Louis, Missouri. Her husband died July 15, 1885 at Auburn, Nebraska. She and one brother, G. L. Daigh are the last of a family of eight children.
 When twenty-eight years of age, Mrs. Carley was converted and joined the Methodist church. She has ever lived a faithful and consistent Christian life, and at the time of her death was one of the highly honored, beloved, and respected members of the M. E. church in Wamego. Those who had the good fortune to know her in the days of her strength and activity, remember her as one of the most lovable and devoted of Christian saints. We cannot speak too highly of her, or praise her good deeds too frequently. She was a woman of refined tastes and desires. She loved the best things in life. Above all she loved her church and its ministry. She believed the name shall have his reward." How comforting it must be to her loved ones and to all of us who knew her to think how heaven must have waited with outstretched arms to receive her immortal spirit while her Lord and Savior said to her: "Well done good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord". We will miss her, but our loss is heaven's gain. Therefore, let our hearts be comforted.
Besides the children and brother mentioned above, she leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure.

2 Jun 1924 Albia Republican (Iowa) Ida May Baird Smith
Ida May Baird was born in Wapello County, August 11, 1869, died at her home on North Eighth Street, Albia Iowa, Monday morning at 2 o'clock, May 16, 1924. She was married to Wilbur D. Smith, September 1st, 1884.  Two children were born, Arthur D., of San Diego, California, and A. E. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, who survive. One brother, Byron Bair of Dumas, Missouri, and one half-brother, John A. Johns of Chicago and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Silvers of Stockton, Kansas. One granddaughter, Irene Smith, and one grandson, Myers Smith, survive. For some time she has been in failing health and her death was not unexpected, even though it came as a shock to many who had known that she was in a serious condition. She has a membership in the Royal Neighbors of America and Ladies of the G.A.R.

After 26 Apr 1924 unknown paper Mrs. Susan S. Hall
Susan S., daughter of Jess and Vina Coldiron, began her earthly pilgrimage at Harlan County, Kentucky, May 20, 1851, which extended through a period of 72 years, 11 months, and 6 days. She grew to womanhood in the county of her birth and was united in marriage to David Hall in the year 1869. To this union eight children were born six sons and two daughters, all of which survive to morn the going of a devoted mother. Soon after their marriage they moved to Flemingsburg, at which place they resided until the year 1883, when the family came to Kansas, locating in the Elm Creek neighborhood which was their place of continuous residence until the death of Mr. Hall which occurred 21 years ago. Since his demise she has made her home with her children. Being one of the pioneer families of this section, they were beset with many handicaps, passed through many trying ordeals, endured many hardships, made numerous sacrifices and suffered much privation common to frontier life, but through their steadfastness they succeeded in rearing a noble family and have made a worthy contribution to the development of this section of the state. The deceased has been in a state of failing health for a long period of time, but more especially during the last three months when the affliction caused the body to weaken very rapidly. All was done that loving and loyal service could do in connection with medical skill with the hope of staying the power of the malay and restoring the body to health again, but all efforts failed, and she quietly and peacefully passed on to her reward in the early morning of April 26, 1924, her demise occurring at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lula Vanhorn in Stockton. She was a very patient sufferer, always radiating a spirit of cheerfulness which has been characteristic of her entire life. She obeyed the gospel in early youth, uniting with the Christian church, and was a faithful follower of her Master all along the journey of life, coming to the close with that assurance and hope that gives one faith to live and courage to die. Those who are most heart stricken over the loss we have all sustained are the children, VanHorn and Will of Stockton Lee of Lomita, California of Kelso, Washington Charles of Hazard, Nebraska Mary McComb of Woodston and Roy whose present location is unknown 21 grand-children three sisters-Mrs. Geo. Martin of Stockton Mrs. Emma Groom of Alliance, Ohio, another sister residing in Kentucky four brothers-one a resident of Iowa and the other three having residence in Kentucky also a number of other relatives and many friends who have enjoyed and appreciated the influence of her cheerful and radiant life, and who morn and sympathize with the bereft. Funeral services were held from the Main Street Church on Sunday afternoon, April 27, at 2:30, conducted by F. M. McDonald assisted by Laura Craig, Bessie Graham, E. F. Vallette, McCauley and Zorz Vallette who furnished the funeral music. The mortal remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Stockton Cemetery. Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton.

aft 6 Mar 1923 Unknown Paper Thomas Orlando Brabb
Thomas Orlando Brabb, of Codell, Kansas, was born February 14, 1873 at Shelbina, Missouri, and died while on a visit at the home of his mother,in Trego County, Kansas, March 6, 1923, aged 50 years and 20 days. He was married to Henrietta Heneke, of Ellis County, Kansas on December 12,1897. To this union 5 children were born, 3 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are living. They are June Dewey, Thomas Walter, Lewis Victor and Mrs. Myrtle Gibbs, all of Codell, Kansas, and Mrs. Julia Jarvis of Oakley, Kansas. He was converted to the Baptist faith and baptised at Wakeeny in the fall of 1906. His wife died in September 1918 in Trego County, where they lived at that time. He is survived by his mother, 4brothers and 1 sister, besides his children and several nephews and nieces. 2 of his brothers were present at the funeral, which was held at Ogallah. The body was buried in the Ogallah cemetery

14 Feb 1924 Plainville Times Harry  Hill  died at the age of 64  on 9 Feb 1924.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

7 Feb 1924 The Stockton Review John Christopher Pulley
Another name has been stricken from the lessening roll of our pioneer settlers. It was March 23, 1848, in Nodaway county, Missouri, that  John C. Pulley began his earthly pilgrimage which extended over a period of 75 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was one of a family of  ten children, three daughters and seven sons; a son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Pulley Sr. Four of this number survive to mourn. The father's demise occurred on April 11, 1865, and the mother died later. The father was a native of Kentucky and his mortal remains are enclosed in Nebraska soil.
John C. Pulley grew to manhood near the place of his birth, and on January 1, 1870, he was united in marriage to Louisa M. Haney, whose demise occurred ten months later. One child came to bless this union, Louisa M., who is now Mrs. S. W. Reeder of the Elm Creek neighborhood. In the year 1872 he was married to Mrs. Elvina Rice, who was the mother of one son, Alonzo Rice, who resides northwest of Stockton, by a former marriage. A very tender and deep affection has always existed between step-father and son. To this second union three children were born Albert of Lincoln, Nebraska; Alta, now deceased, and Mrs. Hattie Shirck of Kansas City, Kansas.
In the year 1879 the family made move to Kansas, locating on a homestead in the Elm Creek community and this was their place of residence for many years after which they moved to Stockton and engaged in the hotel and restaurant business. Later they moved to Almesa, Kansas, and in the year 1905 returned to the Alcona neighborhood where he purchased a farm and where after 34 years of happy marital relations, the death of his second wife occurred, leaving him again without a companion.
In 1907 he was married to Mrs. Minerva Sammons of Alcona, who survives to mourn his going. The last two years of his pilgrimage was spent in Webster, where after an illness of several months he quietly  passed to his reward in the early morning of January 31. All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do but to no avail.  Coming to this section, while it was in an undeveloped state, he made many sacrifices, endured many hardships, and suffered many privations common to pioneer life and has made a worthy contribution to the development and citizenship of the community. In early youth he obeyed the Gospel uniting with the Christian church and has been a faithful servant even to the end. He served as elder of the Elm Creek congregation for a number of years. He has been a member of the Masonic order for more than 54 years, being initiated into its mystic rites by Lodge No. 76 at St. Joseph, Mo., and he has been faithful in the discharge of his obligations to the organization which paid tribute to him by their presence and help in the last sad rites.
He was a devoted companion, a kind affectionate father, a loyal citizen, a friend and brother to humanity, a servant of the Lord.  Mankind has profited by his life and sustained a great loss by his death.
Besides the previous mentioned relatives, who survive to mourn, are three brothers, two residing in Clarksdale, Missouri and one at Leavenworth, Kansas, the latter was present for the funeral service; one sister, living in Oklahoma; 13 grand-children, 19 great-grandchildren, a number of other relatives and a host of friends who mourn and enter into tenderest sympathy with the bereft.
Funeral services were held from the Stockton Christian church on Saturday afternoon, February 2, at 2 o'clock; conducted by F. M. McDonald, assisted by E. F. and J. P. Vallette, Warren McCaughley, and Mrs. Irene Noble and Mrs. R. C. Hayes, who furnished the funeral music. The Masonic order attended in a body and had charge of the cemetery service. Ralph Burlin delivered the oration. The large crowd that attended the funeral service was an attestation of the love and high esteem the community had for the departed one.  Submitted by

8 Feb 1923 Plainville Times Wilbert Perry Falconberry
Wilbert Perry Falconberry was born in Greensburg, Indiana, November 26, 1871. At the age of 7 years he came with his parents and family to Ellis. Later the family homesteaded 6 miles northeast of town where Will grew to manhood.
At the age of 23 years on July 21, 1895, he married Dot Wickham. Mr. Falconberry and his wife took up a homestead north of the Saline river where they have lived ever since. To there were born two daughters, Mary, Mrs. H. A. Ginthers of Ellis and Mabel.  Mr. Falconberry was well known in this community and everybody spoke in the highest terms of respect of his manly qualities. He was a loving father and a great neighbor. A friend of those in need.
Mr. Falconberry has been in poor health for several years but kept up until after his return home from Idaho last fall where he had gone to visit his brother whom he had not seen for over 30 years. About October 27 he took seriously ill and after every other means had been employed he went to the Ashbury hospital in Salina Kansas where he underwent an operation on Monday, January 22, from which he only temporarily rallied and passed away Thursday, January 25th, 1923.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, three sisters, Mrs. Maude Hinkle of Ellis, Mrs. Bert Wickham and Mrs. Inez Martin both of Zurich Kansas, and one brother, Rupert Falconberry of Myers Cove, Idaho.
A good man has fallen in defeat; His face set towards the Eternal; One who has walked and worked with us; Has been mustered out and entered into rest.
Mr. Falconberry was a firm believer in the word of God and accepted it as the rule of his life. When nearing the end he told his family and friends that he knew that all was well with him and he commended them in the care and protection of Almighty God.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Harper. A large number of relatives and friends attending. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.  Submitted by
Ron Falconberry

1 Feb 1923 Plainville Times Judson R. Foster died at the age of 87  on 25 Jan 1923.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.   See next obituary.

1  Feb  1923  Plainville Times Judson R. Foster
Death of R. Foster
Judson R. Foster was born September 14 1835 and departed this life at the Odd Fellow’s Home at Manhattan, Kansas, January 25 1923, aged 87 years, 4 months and 12 days.
On November 15, 1859, he was married to Mellorice E. Rupert of Havana, Illinois. To this union were born three sons: Orren William who preceded his father J. of Stella, Washington Luther J. of Reedville, Oregon who could not be present at the funeral.
On August 3 1901, the wife and mother died. On December 10, 1902, he was again united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Buchheister who still survives him.
The funeral was conducted at the home. A very large crowd was in attendance. The order of I. O. O. F. had the services in charge. The services were beautiful and very fitting. Williams read the obituary. The music was of the very best, by the quartette of the M. E. Church. The funeral oration was by Morton Miller pastor of the M. E. Church. The interment was in the Plainville Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the I. O. O.  F. and Rebekah Lodges and our may friends for their kindness to us during our sad bereavement. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

18 Jan 1923 Natoma Independent, Natoma, Osborne County, Kansas Rufus W. Hoskins
Rufus W. Hoskins
was born February 26 1861 in Henry County, Iowa, lived there until abut grown, moved with his parents to Rooks County, Kansas in the fall of 1878. He was united in matrimony with Isabel E. Overholser on Oct. 22, 1885. To this union was born six boys and four girls who all survive him. Namely, Arthur J. Hoskins of Natoma, Kansas Elsie V. Kelsay of Gunsight, Texas M. Case of Waldo, Kansas E. Blaine Hoskins of Codell, Kansas Alta P. Bedell of Covington, Oklahoma E. Hoskins of Poyen, Arkansas Willis J. Hoskins of Cheyenne, Wyoming George R. Hoskins of Waldo, Kansas Edna M. Smith of Eastland, Texas Lloyd E. Hoskins of Natoma, Kansas. All the family were here at the funeral except one son, John E. of Arkansas.
He was in the mercantile business at Old Motor, Kansas in 1888. Later moved his family and store to what is now Natoma. He then moved to Oklahoma and took a claim at that place. He was also surveyor at that place. Later, he moved to Arkansas and after some years he moved back to Kansas, since which time he has lived in different states. Last year he went to California, following the carpenter trade there over a year until he broke down and then they moved back to Natoma. He was converted in 1916 in a Pentecostal meeting at Gifford, Arkansas and soon received the baptism of the Holy Ghost as in Acts 2:4. He continued in the faith until the time of his death which occurred at Natoma, Kansas on January 19, 1923. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a. m . Saturday, January 13 at the Holiness church in Natoma by Rev. Patterson, assisted by Elder F. M. Lundy, following which interment was made in West Corning cemetery (Shiloh) north-east of Codell.
Elsewhere in this issue will be found a poem entitled “Five Minutes After I Die,” written by the deceased not many months ago and which it appeared he did not wish to be found until after his death.  Following is a short article written by him about that time also:

Dear Reader,
God loves you. Christ died for you and you can be saved just now as you are. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16:31. Jesus said, “Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37. Dear Friend, close in with God’s offered mercy and accept Jesus as your personal Savior before it is too late. Lift up your heart to God in prayer ask Him to forgive all your sins for Jesus’ sake. Confess Jesus before men as your Savior. Do it now, for “Behold now is the accepted time, behold now is the day of salvation.” 2nd Cor. 6:2 ---By R. W. H.

Card of Thanks
We, the family and relatives of the late Rufus W. Hoskins desire to express our thanks and appreciation to all who aided and assisted during the sickness and at the death of our dear one.  Hoskins and other Relatives.
(The following poem was written only a few months ago by the late Rufus W. Hoskins who obituary appears in this issue. He laid no claim to being a poet, but this certainly shows ability along that line. It was evidently meant to be discovered after his death, although found by his wife among his effects prior to that event - Ed)
Loved ones will weep o’er my silent face,
Dear ones will clasp me in sad embrace,
Shadows and darkness will fill the place,
Five minutes after I die.
Faces that sorrow I will not see,
Voices that murmur will not reach me,
But where, oh where, will my spirit be,
Five minutes after I die.
Here I have rested and roved and ranged,
Here I have cherished and grown estrange,
There and then it will all be changed,
Five minutes after I die.
Naught to repair the good I lack,
Fixed to the goal of my chosen track,
No room to repent: no turning back,
Five minutes after I die.
Now I can stifle convictions stirred,
Now I can silence the voice oft heard,
Then the fulfillment of God’s sure word,
Five minutes after I die.
Mated for aye with my chosen throng,
Long is eternity, O, so long
Then woe is me if my soul be wrong,
Five minutes after I die.
Oh, what foolhardy the word but true,
Passing the Savior with death in view,
Doing a deed I can ne’er undo,
Five minutes after I die.
If I am flinging a fortune away,
If I am wasting salvations’s day,
“Just is my sentence” my soul shall say,
Five minutes after I die.
Thanks be to Jesus for pardon free,
He paid my debt on Mount Calvary’s tree,
Paradise gates will enfold even me,
Five minutes after I die.
O marvelous grace that has rescued me,
O joyous moment when Jesus I see,
O happy day when with Him I’ll be,
Five minutes after I die.
  --By Rufus W. Hoskins
  Article provided by Ekey.

26 Oct 1922 Rooks County Record James Rodney Combs
J. R. Combs, one of the early settlers of Alcona Township died Tuesday morning of heart failure as the result of a long affliction from tuberculosis of the bone. Some two years ago a sore appeared on his toe which caused such infection that his leg had to be amputated below the knee. Recently the trouble started on the other foot. Nothing could be done for him.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the Alcona Schoolhouse. Mr. Combs homesteaded in 1878 and has lived on the place 43 years. He was very highly regarded by all his neighbors as a man of integrity and all that makes for good citizenship. His first wife died many years ago; he is survived by his wife and several grown children. We do not have the material for an obituary as we go to press.

2 Nov 1922 Rooks County Record
James Rodney Combs was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, May 22, 1855 and passed away at his home near Webster, Kansas, Tuesday morning, October 24, 1922. In August 1880, he was united in marriage to Mary E. CAMPBELL who passed away February 4, 1887. To this union was born three children, one dying in infancy.  February 8, 1888, he was united in marriage to Alice A. SAMMONS. To this union 13 children were born, three dying in infancy.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd R. HEARNE of the Webster ME Church at the Alcona Schoolhouse.
Interment was made at the Alcona Cemetery.

7 Sep 1922 The Holton Recorder (Jackson Co.) Mrs. Lou Klusmire Meyer
Mrs. Lou Klusmire MEYER died at her home in Woodston, Kan., Sunday evening. Her brothers, Henry, George and Charles went to Woodston to be present at the funeral which was held on Tuesday. A sister, Mrs. Esther HAUS of Junction City, was also there. As Lou Klusmire, Mrs. Meye
r spent many years in this community and has scores of friends and acquaintances who will grieve over her loss.

17 Aug 1922 Plainville Times Clara  Fayette  (nee  High)  Yeagy  died at the age of 68  on 10  Aug  1922.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

2 Feb 1922 Plainville Times Nannie (nee Purfeerst) Yeagy died at the age of 66  on 24 Jan 1922.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

21 Sep 1921 The Lucas Independent (Russell Co., Ks.) Harriett Jane Truitt Austen
Harriett Jane Truitt was born in Ripley County, Indiana, July 27th, 1845 where she lived with her parents until she was married to Samuel L. Austen Sept. 24th, 1871 at her father's home near Milan, Ind. And to repeat the words of the bereaved husband "We have lived together agreeably and continuously since that time until 2:10 A. M. Wed. morning, Sept. 7, 1921 when death separated us". To this union were born two sons and three daughters, four of who survive the mother. Clarence preceding his mother in Oct. 24, 1897. Those who remain are: Mrs. Clara Tilton of Collyer, Kan., Mrs. Mary Glendening of Codell, Kan., both of who are present, Mrs. Hattie McCann of St. Charles, Ark., and George C. Austen of Long Beach, Calif.  These four children, the father and husband, seventeen grandchildren are joined by other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors in mourning the loss of a loving and devoted wife and mother, and a friend and neighbor indeed.  Mrs. and Mrs. Austen remained in Indiana until their departure for Kansas arriving in this vicinity Sept. 20, 1877, and settled on a homestead four miles north of Lucas on Wolf Creek. Here they lived until 1896 when the moved into Lucas where they resided since.  Mrs. Austen belongs to that group of our citizens who are all too rapidly bidding us good bye­the old settlers. Along with many others of this community the Austens were early arrivals here and did their bit to subdue the wild and desert like country. She was a faithful attendant of the Methodist Sunday School here and showed herself as possessed of many Christian graces. She was a praying woman and found great joy in the church service. The kindly smile and friendly greeting will be missed by all who knew Mrs. Austen.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Lucas by W. Cal Greene, the pastor. Interment was made in the Lucas cemetery.  

9 Jun 1921 Plainville Times Carl Andrew Johnson
Carl Johnson
the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Johnson of Gove country former citizens of Natoma died at his home near Gove Tuesday of this week.  Heart trouble which had affected him since birth was the cause of death.  He had been examined by the most eminent physicians and specialists of the country but they were unable to relieve his trouble which was of a very unusual nature.  At the time of his death his parents were at Rochester, Minn, where Mrs. Johnson was receiving treatment at the Mayo Bros. Institute.  Carl Andrew Johnson was born at Natoma Kansas October 2nd 1899 was united in marriage to Miss Netta Wooters May 8, 1921.  Departed this life May 31st, 1921 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Johnson, Gove County Kansas.  Age 21 years, 6 months, 29 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, father, mother, sister Ethel, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church, June 3, 1921.  Rev. Parker gave the funeral sermon. Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson.

3 Mar 1921 The Plainville Times Ruth (Sharp) Falconberry
Grandma Falconberry who has lived the past eight years with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Martin, passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 1921, at 7:10 o'clock.
The funeral was held Monday morning, February 28. A short service was held at the house conducted by Rev. Kiemel. The body was then taken to Ellis. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor there, after which the body was placed to rest in the Ellis cemetery beside that of her husband, who preceded her about eight years ago. Her maiden name was Ruth Sharp. She was born in Westport, Indiana, April 7, 1846.
She came to Kansas  in pioneer days. At the time of her death she was 74 years, 10 months and 19 days old. She was married to J. B. Falconberry in 1867. To this union were born seven children, two having preceeded her to the great beyond in infancy. The children living are: Leonard Falconberry of  Idaho; Wilbert of Zurich; Mrs. M. L. Hinkle of Ellis; Mrs. Bert Wickham of Zurich; and Mrs. Albert Martin of Zurich.
Mrs. Falconberry had been an invalid for the past four years and suffered a great deal from muscular rheumatism. When 19 years of age she was converted and joined the Baptist church. Twenty eight years later she united with the Free Methodist church of Plainville, Kansas. She continued a consistent member of this church until death.
Her dying testimony was "I am prepared to go."  
Submitted by Ron Falconberry

18 Mar 1920 The Plainville Times Minnie Pearl Reeder Hazen
Mrs. Ira Hazen of Hobart township died Saturday evening at 5:30.  She had been sick from the previous Monday.  Saturday morning she was supposed to be on way to recovery.  Mr. and Mrs. Hazen and four children were all sick with the Flu at the same time. Mrs. Hazen was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Reeder who settled on Elm Creek in early days.  She was a sister of Ralph Reeder of Plainville.  Has one sister living, Miss Minnie Reeder  (note incorrect this should be Myrtle) of Los Angeles, California.  The oldest of the four children is thirteen and the youngest, six-two boys and two girls.  The funeral of Mrs. Hazen was held today at the home of her mother Mrs. VanHorn.  Mr. Hazen is not able to sit up.  The sympathy of all go to Mr. Hazen and the bereaved children and relatives.

25 Mar 1920 The Plainville Times Minnie Pearl Reeder Hazen
Obituary-Mrs. Ira Hazen
Minnie Pearl Reeder was born on Elm Creek, Greenfield township, September 26, 1885, and died at her home near Stockton, March 13, 1920.  She grew to womanhood near the place of her birth, winning  the esteem and friendship of all who knew her.  She was married to Ira T. Hazen January 27, 1904.  To this happy union four children were born, two boys, and two girls; Dwane Edwin, age 13; Sherman Dwight, age 11; Mary Ruth, age 8; and Myrtle Maxine age 6.
She was converted at the early age of 14, uniting with the Christian Church at Stockton.  She was an earnest and faithful follower of Jesus Christ til the last.  She was a good neighbor, a devoted and loving wife and mother.  May God in His infinite mercy comfort the hearts made sad by her untimely departure.
Besides her family she leaves to morn her loss-her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. VanHorn of Stockton; one sister, Myrtle Reeder of Los Angeles, California; two brothers, Ray Reeder of Dubois, Idaho, Ralph Reeder of Plainville; two half brothers, Forest and Everett VanHorn of Stockton, and a host of other relatives and friends who join the bereaved family in their great sorrow.
The funeral was held Thursday, March 18th from the home of Mr. and Mrs. VanHorn. Both obituaries submitted by
Brenda Reeder

18 March 1920 The Plainville Times Daniel Queer
Daniel Queer, who lived just southwest of Codell on his farm all alone, except W A Smith and family who made their home with him died suddenly Friday March 12, 1920.  He has been complaining for some time, more than usual.  Friday morning he remained in bed until a late hour, until Will Smith had gone away from home.  Mrs. Smith went to his room and found him dead; apparently had been sitting on the side of the bed dressing himself and laid himself back across the bed and died.  He was 88 Years, 1 month, 26 days old at his death.  Funeral services were conducted at the Ayr School House and interment made in the Center Cemetery northwest of Codell.

19 Dec 1918 Plainville Times Alice (nee Perry) Hill died at the age of 35 on 23 Nov 1918.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

30 May 1918 Plainville Times Ethel May Romine Adams and Lawrence Vincent Adams
Ethel May Romine Adams was born April 6, 1894, at Waverly, Kansas where she lived until 6 years of age. Coming with her parents to Ellis Co., and living there until they moved to Corning Township in Rooks Co. Living here until 17 years of age, again she moved with her parents to Ellis Co., where they now reside.  June 11, 1913, she was married to Walter Roy Adams. To this union was born 4 children, two girls and two boys, three preceded her in infancy.  Mrs. Adams and little son were killed in a cyclone the night of May 20, 1918, age 24 years, 1 month, 14 days.
She  was a kind mother, devoting her life to her husband and children. She leaves a husband, father and mother, four sisters, two brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends.
A light is from the household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

Lawrence Vincent Adams, was born March 21, 1915, and was killed in a cyclone, May 20, 1918, Age 3 years and two months.
Little Lawrence was the second of four children all of whom are now gone to that better land. Lawrence was always cheerful and loved by every one who knew him, and will be missed by all. Besides a loving father, he leaves to mourn, 4 grand parents, uncles and aunts, and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral of mother and son was held in the Baptist church of Codell, May 24th, conducted by Rev. D. J. Miller, assisted by Rev. Hall, pastor of the M. E. church.
A large crowd gather to show their last respect, who they will never forget. After a short discourse from Matt. 24:44, the remains were laid to rest in the Shiloh Cemetery.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

25 Apr 1918 Plainville Times Henry Overholtzer
Henry Overholtzer, one of the pioneer and most successful farmers of southern Rooks county, died at his home in Plainville about three o’clock last Sunday,  April 21st. Had he lived until Tuesday, the day of his funeral, he would have been 58 years old.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 23rd, in the Christian church at Plainville, conducted by the Rev. Ira Stevens of the Nazarene church assisted by Rev. T. V. Hubbell.
Before going to the church, a short service was held at the house consisting of song, scripture reading and prayer.
The singing at the church was furnished by the M. E. quartette.
The body was laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery, but the side of his son, Burna Earl.
Mr. Overholtzer was born in Cleveland, Tennessee, April 23, 1860. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in the month of April, 1870. In 1871 he moved to Edwardsville, Kansas, and in 1878 to Rooks county.
In the year 1883, he was united in marriage to Belle Hoskins. To this union were born three children: Burna Earl, who preceded him, Melva Stagner and Edna Mills, who reside at this place.
In his early life he was converted and united with the Christian church at Edwardsville, Kansas. Later united with the Baptist church at Codell and remained a member of this church until his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, two daughters: Mrs. Will Stagner and Mrs. C. H. Mills: one brother, Overholtzer of Codell two sisters John Collins and Mrs. S. C. Winters of this city. Also three granddaughters of who he was very fond and many relatives.
Mr. Overholtzer had always apparently been rugged until abut a year ago. For the past three months or more had been confined to his home. He had a host of friends who will greatly miss him. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

after 3 Oct 1917 Frank M. Smith Obituary as published in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans

aft 27 Sep 1917 Unknown Newspaper Henry C. Tucker
Henry C. Tucker, resident of Pacific City, after an illness reaching through five years, passed away at his home Monday, September 10. During those years he suffered two stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the home, conducted by Rev. Jos. F. Stille. Burial was in the Glenwood cemetery.
Henry C. Tucker was born in Putnam County, Ind., May 12, 1844, and died at Pacific City, September 17, 1917, aged 73 years, 3 months and 23 days.  At the age of 11 years he moved with his parents to Appanoose County, IA., and later they moved to Wayne County, IA.  In August 1861 Mr. Tucker enlisted for service in the Civil War and served for 3 years and 4 months.  In Wayne County, IA., he was married during the year 1871. He is survived by his wife and one step-daughter, Mrs. A. Smith of Loveland, Colo. Who came to the funeral.
Three brothers, James Lee, Palco, Kan., Charles Lee of Colo., and Lincoln Lee of Pacific Junction, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Hyde of Phelps City, also survive him.  Submitted by:
J. Kinney,

19 April 1917 The Plainville Times Effie Overholser
Effie Overholser died Thursday, April 12, 1917 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Overholser who lived just east of Codell. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Baptist church in Codell conducted by her pastor D. J. Miller, assisted by T. J. Nixon, pastor of the M. E. church at Natoma. Rev. Miller took for his text Job 16: 22. The regular church choir furnished the music. The Rebekah lodge, of which she was a member, attended in a body. Beautiful floral offerings were placed on the casket by the church and lodge.  The funeral was the largest in the history of Codell. It took 45 minutes to view the remains.
Effie Viola Overholser was born in Corning township, May 9, 1896 and departed this life at her home in Paradise township on April 12, 1917 at 1:45 p. m. of acute disease, age 20 years 11 months and 3 days.  She was converted and jointed the Baptist church in Codell in the fall of 1910 of which she was still a member at the time of her death.  She lived a true Christian life and was always sunny and cheerful and one who bore her suffering without a murmur.
Besides a loving father and mother she leaves to mourn her loss a grand-mother, four sisters and two brothers besides a host of friends and relatives. All the family were at her bedside during her last hours
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness to us during the recent illness and death of our dear daughter and sister also the church and Rebekah lodge for their beautiful floral offering.
W. J. Overholser and family
Mrs. Minnie Teasley.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

aft 9 Jan 1917 John Robert Lambert
LAMBERT, John Robert- He was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, April 14, 1841 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Alva PITCHFORD, January 9, 1917, aged seventy-five years, eight months and twenty-five days. He was married to Hannah Elder NICKELSON, at Springfield, IL., December 31, 1864.  Of this union were born eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. His wife, three sons, five daughters and twenty-two grandchildren survive him, one son and two daughters preceded him.  Mrs. Anna DAY of Woodston; Rev. Phillip LAMBERT of Fredonia; Dora MILLINGTON of Fort Scott, and Maye STANLEY, of Simpson, Kans., and Josie and Alva PITCHFORD, were with him during his brief sickness.  Fannie DEFENBAUGH, being very sick, at the home of her mother, in Garnett, could not be with him.  His sons Joe and Frank could not arrive until after his death. He left England at the age of thirteen, and joined the British Navy, and served seven years as a military cadet under his uncle Capt. William LAMBERT.  During such services, he endured many hardships, having been in service during the Crimean War.  His vessel was destroyed, and himself and sixteen others were rescued.  They were picked up by a merchant vessel and brought to St. Johns. He landed in America during the year 1860, and took out his first naturalization papers and proved himself to be one of the most devoted of American citizens by his most brilliant services for his country. He enlisted at Springfield, IL., in the Union army, Company H, Second Illinois Calvary, April 14, 1861 and was discharged August 1864.  He partook of many hard-fought battles, most of his service being under General U. S. GRANT.  He was wounded in a calvary charge at Ft. Donaldson, and taken prisoner at Holly Springs, Miss., where he was held six months.  He endured the hardships of soldier life with a non-complaining spirit.  In his older days, he took much pleasure in telling of his war experiences. Although he was frail a good many years, he was spared until the last of his roll  call of his company.
He, with his wife and two children, came to Kansas in 1868, and settled on the homestead where they remained until two years ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Alva PITCHFORD, where he died.
He was a son of a family of seven children, three sons and four daughters.  After he came to America, the family became scattered, and at the time of his death, he had lost all trace of his brothers and sisters, his father and mother having preceded him. He was confirmed in the Catholic Church, and held to that faith, although in later years, he was unable to attend his church, he became a member of the Methodist Church near his home, and was ever a constant Christian.  His earnest Christian life and devotion to his family were ever his aim in life.
Several times during his illness, he called his children to him, and advised them to prepare and be ready when they should be called.  He told them how happy he was, as he was going to the Home for which he was prepared.
The inspiring things he told them in his last few hours and his example as a true Christian can never pass from the minds of his loved ones. He always bore his afflictions without complaint, only trusting in the Savior, saying, "He doeth all things well." Mr. LAMBERT was a man highly respected by his neighbors and his acquaintances were friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, January 10th, in charge of Rev. SCHULENBERGER, pastor of the M. E. Church at Kincaid, and interment was made in the Deer Creek Cemetery, near his old home. Truly, "Blessed are they that die in the Lord, for their labors are ended and their works do follow them." SeeTombstone Inscriptions and Obituaries Anderson County, Kansas

25 May 1916 Plainville Times Mary Irene Buchheister
Mary Irene Buchheister was born in Johnson County, Iowa, July 10, 1861 and departed this life at St. John’s hospital in Salina, Kansas May 17, 1916 aged 54 years, 10 months and 7 days. In 1892 she came to Plainville, Kansas to be with her brother, Chris. Since then they made their home together in and about Plainville. She united with the Christian church in Iowa many years ago and was one of its faithful workers. Since coming to Plainville hers has been a life of service devoted to the needs of her nearest relatives, for whom she lived with a peculiar but tender affection, that will make her long missed and remembered.
She leaves three sisters and three brothers to mourn her departure, Mrs. Julia Zimmerman of Missouri, Mrs. Minnie Baumgartner of Iowa, and Mrs. Martha Crowley, of Storm Lake, Iowa. Chris and Henry Buchheister, of Plainville, Kansas and Charles Buchheister of Plainville, Kansas and Charles of California, besides many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the front porch of her home by Louis L. Holmes, minister of the Christian church. The interment was in the Plainville cemetery.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey

21 Apr 1916 Rooks County Record Robert Goodfellow
The death of Robert Goodfellow on Thursday evening of last week, removed from our midst one of the kindest and best of men, the big-hearted neighbor who has always lived up to the Good Samaritan definition furnished by the Christ.  Numberless acts of sympathetic service are related of him now that he is gone.  But a few days ago, he was on the streets after months of confinement and the enjoyment he got from the greetings and felicitations of everybody who saw him, suffused his face with smiles.  He was a man whose life was intensely social and from those cordial relations with his fellows, he drew unlimited satisfaction.  He was on of the few who lived up to his name.  When we say Goodfellow, we embody in the name, his whole character.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. F. E. Madden.  A profusion of floral offerings and pieces was placed around the bier, some by his devoted family and other by loyal friends in the Order of Odd Fellows and by the Rebekahs.  The pallbearers were old time Odd Fellows:  H. E. Miller, H. C. Sweet, Chas. Brown, Miles Hindman, Riley Brown and Walter Low.  The ritual service of the order was given at the grave.  Mr. Goodfellow had been a member of this order for thirty-five years.
Following, is a portion of what Rev. Madden said of the departed brother:
Life's road is of varying length.  For some long; for some short.  The Wiseman of the Book has set it at threescore and ten, or by reason of strength, fourscore.  In the Providence of God, the life trail of Robert Goodfellow extended to the end of his seventy-fourth year.  It was indeed a long, long road, taking its beginning in old Scotland on the eighth day of May, 1842 and after crossing the sea, winding through the Providence of Ontario, Canada, into the United States, back to Canada and then again to the United States, in Illinois and thence westward to Kansas, ending at Stockton, Kansas on the evening of the eighth of April, 1916.
As we look over the record of his years, we find the early years after he had past his second birthday, spent in Ontario, Canada.  Most of his life was spent on the farm.  At the age of seventeen, he was married to Emeline Mathews, with whom for twelve years, he walked, until she was summoned to the higher life.  To this first union were born four children, all of whom survive:  Mrs. Stell Addis, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. V.A. Hathaway of Martinton, Illinois; William Goodfellow of Kellogg, Idaho and Lloyd Goodfellow of Westport, Ontario.
On the thirteenth of November, 1871, Mr. Goodfellow was again united in marriage with Jane R. Bertrim.  Into this home, five children were born, two dying in infancy and one at the age of three years, the two, Mrs. A.C. Posson of Ragan, Nebraska and Mrs. W. E. Near of Drewey's Bluff, Virginia, remaining to do honor to a father's memory, and bring cheer to the widowed mother.
Mr. Goodfellow came to Rooks County about 22 years ago and has lived on a farm near Stockton until about eleven years ago, when he moved to town. Since that time, he has served the town as street commissioner and marshal for about nine years.
The deceased was a member in good standing of the Odd Fellows for a period of about 30 years.  Early in life, he joined the Methodist church and for many years was active as a steward and Sunday school superintendent.  After settling on a ranch in Rooks County some distance from church, he was not so active as formerly.  In talking with the writer, several times during his late illness, he expressed himself as at peace and wishing he might go home.  His wish has been fulfilled and we leave him at the end of the trail where the sunset gates unbar, and most needs wait until our day of release shall come when we too can walk the streets of gold and be forever in the presence of the Lord.
We commend the wife and children in their hour of sadness to the care and love of the Father, who knoweth the needs of our hearts and will satisfy them according to his riches in glory in Jesus Christ.  May his presence abide with you forever.  F. E. Madden, Pastor

9 Mar 1916 Plainville Times Prokup Pulec
A Large Funeral
The funeral of Prokup Pulec was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his residence just east of Zurich.  It was one of the largest ever held in that vicinity showing the universal esteem in which he was held.  Nearly fifty autos were in line in the procession which led from the residence to where the body was buried in a new cemetery established on his own farm.  His was the first body buried there.
Pastor Holmes of the Christian church of Plainville conducted the funeral talking as his text 1 Kings 7:51, " Thus all the works that King Solomon wrought in house the of Jehovah was finished."  Eli Saindon, Frank Charters, Dave Plante, Wm. Smee, Al Boesche, J. Martell, acted as pall bearers.
Mrs. Paul Poegate, Mrs. J. S. Conger, H. J. Lambert and W. A. Hill as singers and Miss Clarice Stoneman, organist.
The following obituary was read:
Prokup Pulec was born near Praba, in Bohemia, to Frank and Rosa Pulec July 4, 1860.  In 1880 he came to American, homesteading in Rooks County, Kansas, and has lived here ever since.
He was united in marriage to Mary Jelinek, daughter of Frank and Anna Jelinek, April 13, 1884.  To this union fourteen children were born, eight girls and six boys.  Three daughters and one son are married.  All the other children still live with their parents.
Mr. Pulec, while feeling badly for some time, was not considered dangerously ill.  He died in the afternoon of March 4, 1916, aged 55 years and 8 months.
Besides his immediate family of wife and children and 8 grandchildren, he leaves two brothers in Wilbur, Nebr., and a twin sister in Arkansas.  Two sisters preceded him into the beyond, one about six years ago, and one just two months before his death.  Mr. Pulec was highly respected by those who knew him.  The family has lost a father and the community an esteemed citizen.  Submitted by
Carla Porath

18 Nov 1915 Plainville Times Nancy Alice Overholser Danner
Nancy Alice Overholser Danner, oldest child of W. F. and S. C. Overholser, was born April 19 1879. Died at her home in Fairport, Kansas of appendicitis, November 1, 1915, age 36 years, six months and 4 days.
When about seventeen years old she was converted and united with the Baptist church at Codell, Kansas.  November 14, 1897, she was married to Danner, who about four years later lost his life while digging a well. Later she was married to S. O Danner, a nephew to the first husband. Three children were born of the first marriage, two of which survive the mother, the other dying in infancy. Of the latter union there are three children, two boys and one girl, who with the father are left to fight the battles of life alone. She was never of a robust constitution but did her work with a patience attained by few. She was a devoted Christian. A kind and affectionate and patient companion and mother. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. D. J. Miller, pastor of the Codell Baptist church at Shiloh Monday, November 15, 1915, and the body laid to rest in the Corning cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We take this means to thank each and everyone who so kindly aided every way possible during the sickness and death of our companion and daughter. Thurston, others unreadable.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

9 Sep 1915 Plainville Times Sarah Caroline Kite Overholser
Sarah Caroline Kite was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Sept 11, 1860. She was married to W.  F. Overholser Jan. 5 1879. Twelve children were born to this union, seven boys and five girls, all are still living except Wensor Haile, the first son who died in 1882 while his father was in Kansas. All the surviving children were permitted to attend the funeral.
At twenty years of age, she was converted and joined the Baptist church at Butler, Tenn. When they came to Kansas in 1881, she transferred her membership to what is now the Codell Baptist church. Her family at that time including her husband and two children spent the year in Rooks Co. In 1885 they moved to north west part of Russell County, preempting a small farm on which they lived for four years, after disposing of this place they homesteaded a quarter section in south west Osborn County, two miles south of the what is now Natoma, occupied the homestead five years and making final proof in 1894. There were now six children in the family and the stress of hard times of those pioneer years made it necessary to mortgage the homestead, and like may other early settlers they soon lost it. Father Overholser died that spring and as Mother Overholser was left alone and an invalid the family moved to their old homestead remaining there fourteen years or until the summer of 1908 when they came to Codell, the present home. The hardships of pioneer life left their imprint on her health and for several years her health was not the best, however her disposition had always been to do her own house work and not until the last week of her life had she failed to prepare the morning meal, with very few exceptions when some acute trouble prevented. Her love for her family was unbounding and she would make almost any sacrifice for their comfort. She was an ardent hater of hypocrercy and loved truth in its simplicity. Not having the  present day school advantages her education was limited, but she had learned much in the school of experience. It gave her great pleasure to see the advancement made by the young people along educational lines.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church house at  Codell, Sept 7th, 1915, at 2 p.m. conducted by her pastor, Rev. D.  J. Miller assisted by her former pastor Rev.  G. W.  Millikan. The services which were very impressive, were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives after which the remains were laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery. The heartfelt thanks of the family is to those who so nobly assisted in this trying hour.

Husband lonely and forsaken, you pause to hear my tone, and a vanished hand seems reaching to be clasped within your arms. Weep not dearest husband, Weep not Dearest land of rest, for to Heaven my spirit has fled. continue to love your savior. He will comfort your dying bed and give you rest in heaven as He has said.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey

aft 24 Aug 1915 unknown newspaper Robert Allen
Robert Allen, an old and respected citizen of Woodston, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 1915. Mr. Allen had been in poor health for some time, having suffered a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago, which was followed by other attackers. Mr. Allen has been a hard working man and up until his recent illness, was always busy in his garden or yard.  Robert Allen was born in Perry County, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1840, died at his home in Woodston, Kansas Aug. 24, 1915, aged 75 years, 7 months, and 1 day.  He was united in marriage to Nancy Latta in 1866. To this union were born five children, three of whom are living in Woodston and vicinity, Wilt and Harve
y and Mrs. Maude McBride. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to Iowa. He served three years in the Civil War, enlisting  in Co. K11th Iowa Infantry.  After the war he moved from Iowa to Wisconsin where he made his home for eleven years. He came to Woodston, Kansas in 1878, where he resided up to the time of his death . He was a member of the M. E. Church.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Wednesday forenoon at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Flowers. The Woodston Grand Army Post of which the deceased was a member attend the services in a body. The Sons of Veterans were pall bearers. Internment was made in Woodston Cemetery.  
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aft 9 Dec 1914 Unknown Newspaper William H. Clampett
William H. Clampett was born at Monmouth, Iowa Aug. 31, 1865 and died at Webster, Kansas Dec. 9, 1914 aged 49 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Sinnema on Nov 22, 1892 at Stockton, Kansas. To this union were born 3 daughters, Maude, May and Florence and 3 sons, Arnett, Frankie and Harold. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, 3 daughters, three sons, one stepson, one stepdaughter, a mother, 3 brothers, four sisters and many friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. M. Canfield at the M. E. church at Webster 11 Dec. A very large crows attended the services. Interment was made in the Webster cemetery.

14 Aug 1914 The Hamburg Reporter, (Iowa) Mrs. Harry Jones
Nora Remington born Pottawattamie County [Iowa] about 35 years ago and married Harry Jones, November 5, 1899. To this union six children are living four girls and two boys....She leaves a husband, six children, father, two half-sisters, three half-brothers and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death....Mesdames Ida Shook and Anna Royce of Esbon, Kas., Dave Jones of Palco, Kas...attended the funeral from a distance....Interment in the Mount Zion Cemetery....

6 Aug 1914 Plainville Times Louisa (nee  Peas)  Foster  died at the age of 79 on 30  Jul  1914.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

6 Aug 1914 Plainville Times Louisa Peas Foster
Mrs. Louisa Peas Foster was born Dec. 9th, 1834, in Vermont. She was married to John S. Foster, Aug. 24, 1851, who died Dec. 25th, 1897. She passed to her reward at her home in Plainville, Kansas Thursday Morning, July 30th 1914, after two weeks serious illness.  Mrs. Foster had been in frail health for many years but was always energetic and patient. Notwithstanding her infirmities Sister Foster was a faithful attendant upon the church services, and was interested in all the work of the church. She moved with her parents when a small child to Illinois. She moved with her husband to Jewell County in 1871, then to Rooks County settling in Plainville about 1887. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for about sixty years.  Sister Foster was one of God’s noble women. With him, she fellowshipped in life and triumphed in death. Prolonged and careful cultivation of her religious life made her a verification of the Psalmist’s words,
“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that he planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.”  Death had no terror for her, for she had been living for so many years in the Kingdom of assurance, which lieth on the border land of heaven.  With great patience she endured the severe pain of body, and often expressed a desire to and be at rest in her heavenly home. Truly a good mother, friend and neighbor has gone from us. Our church in Plainville keenly feels it loss by her death.
Her three children, Mrs. L. W. Clark, Redland, Cal.; Frank Foster, American Forks, Utah, Mrs. I. S. Puckett, Pratt, Kansas., are comforted by the blessed assurance that mother has entered upon the reward promised the faithful.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. M. Snyder.  Submitted by Doyle Ekey.

After 14 Jun 1914 Unknown Paper William Laurence Keyser
William Laurence Keyser was born September 22, 1843, in Lewisburg, Pa., and departed this life June 24, 1914 age 70 years 9 months 2 days. He enlisted in Company A, 15th Reg of Ill., Vol. Infantry under Captain Falsegrove, and served during the entire Civil war. Most of his life has been spent at various soldier's homes. Mr. Keyser was a great giver to the Salvation cause. He leaves to mourn his loss a sister, Mrs. G. W.. Rumsey, six nieces, Mrs. James, Mrs. Mike, Mrs. John, Jr., and Mrs. E. A. Reiss, Mrs. Herb Lane of California, Mrs. W. H. Cullen of Russell Springs and a nephew, John A. Rumsey of Codell.

4 Jun 1914 Stockton Review  John Coldiron
Died Suddenly
Word was received here Tuesday, stating that Coldiron of Greenfield Township had died very suddenly, caused by a clot on the brain.   He had not been in good health for some time past but on the day of his death he was feeling as well as usual and had gone over to his neighbors William Campbell's for a visit and while there took suddenly worse and died within a short time.   The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Main Street church in this city, conducted by Rev. Eli Walker and the remains were laid to rest in the Stockton Cemetery.   Mr. Coldiron was one of the old timers in Rooks County and has seen the hardships of the early life in the west.   Of late he has been taking life much easier and while he has lived on the farm his sons have been doing most of the farming.   His many friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved wife and children.   Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton.

5 Mar 1914 Plainville Times Sebastian C. Winters
Sebastian C. Winters was born in Luzern County, Pennsylvania, August 31, 1844, and departed this life at his home in Plainville, Kansas, March 3 1914. Being at the time of his death 69 years 6 months and 3 days.
At the age of 8 years he moved with his parents to Scranton, Illinois. After a short time there he went to Lancaster, Missouri, at which place he enlisted in the Civil War. After the war he moved to Wyandotte County, Kansas, where he was united in marriage to H. M. Overholser, January 29 1878. They moved to Rooks County, Kansas in March of the same year. To this union seven children were born all of which are living: Mrs. Etta Weaverling, Mrs. Francis Hoskins and Dora Smith, of Codell, Kansas Bert Winters, and Willard Winters of Plainville, Kansas, Edd Winters of Salina, Kansas and Emery Winters of Grand Junction, Colorado. All were present at the time of his death, except Emery who could not come.
Besides the wife and children, the departed one leaves one brother and two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
One brother Lon Winters of Portis, Kansas, and sisters Francis Murry of Edon, Idaho, and Mrs. Mollie Lewis of Grand Island, Nebraska. Mr. Winters joined the Baptist Church at Codell, Kansas about fifteen years ago, of which he was still a member when he died.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

aft 24 Jan 1914 Unknown Paper James William McDaniel
James William McDaniel was born near Guthrie, Okla., October 13, 1890 and died at Webster, Kansas, on January 24th, 1914, aged 23 years 3 months and 11 days. He was married to Maude Clampett, at Stockton, Kansas, Sept. 23, 1912. He is survived by wife, mother and father, five sisters, five brothers and a host of relatives and friends. He has been sick for some time but was improving and able to be out again and hitched up his mules and drove into the country several miles to see a party and in doing so caught cold and took a backset which resulted in his death. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, at Webster, conducted by Rev. W. A. Perkins and the remains were laid to rest in the Webster cemetery.

After 18 Oct 1913 Rooks County Record   Sarah E. Callender
Passing of Mrs. Callender
On Tuesday morning at 5:30 there passed from this community to another __ity one of our " best" citizens. After two weeks of the most intense sufferings that come to mortals her brave spirit departed, leaving a large number of sorrowing friends to mourn the loss of her whose life seemed so necessary.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Congregational church, and a large gathering of old and young paid their last tributes. As a special mark of respect the public schools were closed and the pupils marched with their teachers to the church and the cemetery.
The Woman's Relief Corps, Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors and Daughters of Rebekah, to which orders the deceased belonged, the Sorosis and Twentieth Century Clubs, marched in a body to the church. On the bier were beautiful floral gifts from the Cong'l Ladies Aid Society, Woman's Relief Corps, Royal Neighbors, Eastern Star, Sorosis and near friends.
Several musical selections were rendered by the quartet composed of Mrs. J. L. Foster, Miss Chipman, C. McKinnis and E. L. Williams, one of them being Tennyson's beautiful poem, " Crossing the Bar." Mrs. E. J. Williams also sang, " Only Remembered by What I Have Done."
The sermon by Rev. Buck was a review of the life of Mrs. Callender, its value to the community, and an inspiring appeal to his hearers for the life of service. He was assisted by Rev. Snyder of the M. E. church and Rev. Hall of Lincoln.
She was a woman of strong moral fibre and vigorous mentality, and was ever ready to perform whatever duty came to hand, public or private, with an earnest devotion to what she thought was right. She was a member of several societies, of religious, patriotic, social and educational aims, and in all she showed such interest and enthusiasm that she was called to fill the highest positions without self-seeking, her only motive being service. She served on the Stockton school board for twelve consecutive years, giving much time and thought to the management of our educational institutions. As her chronic ailments grew more burdensome she gradually gave up her outside activities, withdrawing from clubs and societies, but keeping to the last her personal relations with her church and the Woman's Relief Corps.
Everybody had the highest esteem and regard for Mrs. Callender and those near her loved her for those personal charms that never fade from truly good woman. In very truth the words of the Master apply in her case, " She hath done what she could."
Sarah E. Gardner was born June 1, 1849, at Howard, PA. In early life her parents moved to Fayette county, Iowa. She followed teaching as an occupation for ten years, and was in the schools at Elgin, Iowa, in 1873, when she married J. W. Callender who was the principal. They taught school together for some time after they were married. In the fall of 1878 they came to Stockton and erected the home which they have since occupied. She united with the Congregational church about 25 years ago, and has been a faithful worker in its various activities during all of her membership.   Article submitted by Don Gardner.

aft 13 Sept 1913 Newspaper Unknown Elizabeth Ellen Winsor Bice and John Alden Bice
Elizabeth Ellen Winsor, born June 17, 1829 in Devon Co., England; died September 13, 1913 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS; married John Alden Bice August 10, 1852 in St. Charles, Kane Co., Illinois; born April 27, 1796 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY; died October 13, 1885 in Codell, Rooks Co., KS.  Both are buried in Paradise Cemetery. users/j/a/y/William-J-Jayne/PDFGENE5.pdf

2 Jan 1913 Stockton Review William Henry Coldiron
William Henry Coldiron was born March 4, 1857, in Harlan County, Kentucky, an departed this life December 25, 1912.   November 15, 1877, he was married to Beatice Potter, and to this union six children were born, three boys and three girls.   One died in infancy and the others survive him.   He was converted and joined the Christian church at Oregon, Mo., thirty years ago.   He settled in Rooks county in the early seventies, and for many years he made his home here.   He was a man of sterling qualities, one which was absolute honesty.   He was also the friend of every honest man, and no man got big enough that he could be dishonest and maintain his respect.   He was a good citizen, and his loss is mourned by a host of warm friends.   His death was quite sudden, his sickness being acute indigestion which lasted only a few hours.   Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton.   (Buried in the Stockton Cemetery.)

Russell Scott Osborn, Kansas Secretary of State Died 22 May 1912, Stockton, Kan.
Term of Office: 9 Jan 1893 - 14 Jan 1895
Populist from Stockton

aft 6 May 1912 Plainville Times Flora Mae Rosenkrans Keech
Mrs. J. W. Keech,  Flora Mae, daughter of C. L. and Anna Rosenkrans, was born in Sheridan County, Kansas, September 28, 1883 and died at Plainville, Kansas, May 6, 1912, aged 29 years, 7 months, and 8 days.
Miss Rosenkrans grew to young womanhood near Hoxie and on August 28, 1899 she became the wife of Judson W. Keech. She moved with her husband to Plainville, Kansas in October, 1909; and in October 1910, she united with the Christian Church and continued to be a faithful Member until the time of her death.
Mrs. Keech leaves a husband and two children, a father and mother, one brother and three sisters to mourn her death. The body was taken to Hoxie for burial. Funeral services were held in the Hoxie Christian church Wednesday at 10 a.m. conducted by Gilbert Park, pastor of the Plainville Christian Church.

28 Dec 1911 The Plainville Gazette Nancy Caroline Lewis
Nancy Caroline Lewis
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis was born at Butter, Tennessee, July 27, 1827. In early life she was converted and became a member of the old Cobb’s Creek Baptist  church.
On October 29, 1846 she was married to Benj. H. Overholser to this union were born 9 children 4, of who have preceded her to the spirit world. In 1884 with her husband and most of her children she came to Rooks county, Kansas, settling on a homestead south of Codell, at which place she died December 20th, 1911, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 23 days.
The subject of this sketch being the eldest of a large family of children, and in a newly settled country where educational advantages were limited, she was not a talented scholar but could read her Bible whose worn pages testify to its careful perusal. For the last twenty years of her life she has been a great sufferer from various ailments and learned to throw off the responsibilities of life, trusting everything to ‘Him Who Doeth All Things Well.” Soon after locating in Kansas, Sister Overholser united by letter with what is now Codell Baptist church at which place a large number of relatives and friends gathered at 11 o’clock a.m. December 22, 1911 to pay their last respects to the departed. Rev Clarke conducted the funeral services using as a base of his remarks the 23d Psalm, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

23 Nov 1911 Plainville Times Christina Hunt
Grandma Hunt, one of the best known of the early settles of southern Rooks county, passed peacefully away Tuesday afternoon, November 21st, at the home of her son Mr. Otto Hunt of Natoma. She had lived in Plainville of recent years.  For sometime had been ailing and had a cough which bothered her severely.  Saturday last she intended to go to Natoma to stay with her son Otto but missed the train.  Sunday Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Burroughs took her down in their auto.  She seemed exceptionally well and cheerful for her age, and remained this way even up to the time of her death.
The funeral services were held this morning in Natoma at 11 a. m. in the Presbyterian church conducted by the pastor, after which the remains were brought to Plainville for interment.
She was born August 23, 1837, in Sweden, where she grew to womanhood.  Was married to Andrew. M. Johnson.  In May 1868, they came to America settling in Burlington, Iowa.  Lived in  Biggsville, Illinois, two years.  While there they lost two daughters.  In spring of 1871 moved to Montgomery county, Iowa.  Mr. Johnson died at Villisca, Montgomery county, Iowa, in January, 1874.  In 1876 she was married to Olaf A. Hunt who died in  Minnesota, in 1886.  In May, 1878, she moved to Rooks county, homesteading in Walton township.
Her two sons Andrew M. Johnson of Gove county and Otto Hunt of Natoma were present at the funeral but her two daughters Mrs. Fred Palmberg and Mrs. E. W. Watson who live at Plymouth, Massachusetts, were unable to be present. 
Was a member of the Lutheran church from infancy.
Mrs. Hunt was greatly esteemed by all who knew her.  Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson.

22 Jun 1911 Plainville Times Elizabeth North
Mrs. Wm. North died last evening at 7:30.  The end had been expected most any moment the past week and nearly all the children were present.  For twenty years Mrs. North has been an invalid as result of rheumatic trouble which it seems finally terminated in dropsy and other complications.  For the past thirty days was able to take little nourishment.  The children here from abroad are:  Mrs. A. M. Johnson, Mrs. Edwin Thiel of Gove County, Mrs. J. F. Langdon of Kansas City, and W. L. North of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson.

31 Mar 1911 Rooks County Record Mrs. Isaac Farrier
Mrs. Isaac Farrier died on Thursday of last week, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Fealeay. The funeral was held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon, the sermon being delivered by Rev. Lloyd of Osborne. The pallbearers were Ray and Jay Feleay, Ray and Ralph Reeder and George Reeder, all grandsons of the deceased. The following account of her life was read from the pulpit. A. Applegate was born in Jefferson Co., Ky., near Louisville, January 25, 1829 and died March 23d 1911, aged 82 years and 2 months. At the age of 18 years she was converted and united with the Methodists church and one year later was united in marriage with J. W. Reeder. To this union 12 children were born, only six surviving their infancy. The youngest of the remaining sons, Sherman D. Reeder, was deceased June 1898, aged 35 yrs. Thirty-eight years ago she became a member of the Christian church and lived a devoted, faithful Christian until her death. She was widowed in 1874 and remained a widow and devoted mother to her family for 18 yrs. until they all left for homes of their own. She came to Rooks Co. in 1878, taking a homestead on Elm Creek. In October, 1891 she married to Farrier, of Plainville, Kan. where she lived for 19 yrs. The last five years she has been a great sufferer from a complication of ailments, but always patient and thinking most of the comfort and happiness of those around her. As the end drew near her earnest prayer was that she might depart and be at rest, imploring her children not to grieve for her for it would be the happiest event of her life for there she would be with her Savior and the family and friends gone before. She leaves 3 sons and 2 daughters, Thomas T. Reeder of Ashland, Oregon, S. W. Reeder, H. G. Reeder and Mrs. S. L. Schindler, of Elm Creek, and Mrs. A. C. Feleay, of Stockton. A little over a year ago, having become almost helpless from her infirmities she came to Stockton to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Feleay and became a member of this congregation. Article submitted by Gail McComb of Stockton.

26 Jan  1911 Rooks County Record Mary E. Harwood Hazen
Death of Hazen
Mrs. Orlando Hazen one of the pioneers of Rooks County, was buried Sunday in the Stockton Cemetery, immediately following funeral services at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Harding. She had been sick about a week at the home of her brother, Thomas Harwood, in this city. Early in this month she and Mr. Harwood had gone to Illinois to attend the funeral of a sister and Hazen was quite sick when she returned, too sick to go to her home in Hobart township. Mary E. Harwood was born Nov. 9, 1845, in Orange County, New York. In early life she moved with her parents to Illinois, and later to Iowa, where in 1870, she was united in marriage to Orlando Hazen. To this estimable couple were born six children, two sons and four daughters, all of who are married and have good homes in Rooks County, and all of who were present at the death and burial of their beloved parent. This couple came to Rooks County in 1877, where they settled on the farm that has all these years been their home. They have had many privations to encounter, but through it all they built up an elegant home, accumulated lands till their farm contained 1120 acres of the best soil in Hobart Township. So familiar have our people become with these people that the mention of the name of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Hazen carried with it the idea of the simple, industrious and strictly honest life. The simple Christian life of this lady was known wherever she had the slightest acquaintance. The six children are Clarence and Ira Hazen, Mrs. R. W. Maddy, Mrs. I H. Kenworthy, of Hobart Township, Henry Russ, of Greenfield Township, and Mrs. Wm. Harris, of Plainville. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of hosts of friends and the assurance that the life that this beloved sister, wife and mother lived here on earth has passed the way for a bright immortality beyond this vale of tears.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank all who were so kind to us in our recent deep affliction.   Hazen and Family.   Thos. Harwood and Family.   Harwood.   Article provided by
Brenda Reeder.

21 Jul 1910 Stockton Review Oliver Shaw
Death of Oliver Shaw
The death of a young man _____ chances for a long life seemed _______ reminds us again of the uncertain life.  Oliver Shaw, son of John Shaw of this place, died at the home of Dr. Chrane, at Speed, Sunday _______.  He had been confined to his bed about twenty-four hours.  He died of an acute attack of peritonitis.  Oliver was twenty years and ten day of age and had just completed his course ______tal college in Kansas City, and was beginning to practice in the absence of Dr. Chrane at Speed.  He was...


14 Jul 1910 Stockton Review L. P. Ponton
 Frank Hinkhouse was appointed clerk of Northampton township in place of L. P. Ponton deceased.

7 Jul 1910 Stockton Review Mr. Keye
Several of the Webster people attended the funeral of Mr. Keye, Tuesday at Stockton.

30 Jun 1910 Stockton Review Son of Dr. and Mrs. Colby
A sad accident took place here last Sunday evening.  The little son of Dr. and Mrs. Colby was drowned in the river about three o'clock Sunday.  He with two other small boys were bathing in the river about a mile below the mouth of Medicine Creek, and getting in too deep water was unable to get out.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday and the remains laid to rest in the Lowell Cemetery.  The little fellow was a bright boy about ten years of age and loved by all.  He had taken an active part in the children's exercises in the forenoon at the church.

25 May 1910 Stockton Review Second Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Hamilton
Mrs. D. N. Hamilton started yesterday evening for Arapahoe, Nebraska, in response to a telegram announcing  that her little grandson, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hamilton of that place, had just died as a result of appendicitis.

31 Mar 1910 unknown paper E. D. Crandall
D. C. Lieurance, I. H. Look and others went from here to the E. D. Crandall funeral Tuesday to assist with the signing.

10 Mar 1910 Stockton Review Capt. D. N. Hamilton
Stockton, Kansas, March 2, 1910
Stockton Post No. 79,
WHEREAS, the Great Commander in His wisdom has seen fit to call another comrade from our Post, Capt. D. N. Hamilton, be it resolved that we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.
There is a second flag draped in mourning in our Post room; another gap in the ranks that cannot be filled.  His march was faithful and after life's battles he sleeps well.
For the place that shall know him no more, forever is loneliness; for the wife and children there is sympathy of many loving hearts; but above and beyond all the human side is the beautiful divine thought of a finite life completed.
P. S. McCracken
Geo. A. Stewart
E. P. Hill

3 Mar 1910 Stockton Review Mrs. McCall
Grandma McCall, mother of Mrs. NcNutt, died last Thursday at their home in the west of town, and was laid to rest in the Ash Rock cemetery.

24 Feb 1910 Stockton Review Mr. Ruhaak
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation of the sympathy extended us in the deep sorrow we sustained in the loss of our husband and father to the many friends and to the Modern Woodmen.
Mrs. Minnie Ruhaak, Children and Relatives.

24 Feb 1910 Stockton Review William Cook
Wm. Cook died at the home of his daughter in Washington County, of heart disease.  The remains were shipped here and laid to rest in the Woodston Cemetery.

10 Feb 1910 Stockton Review William Landers
Word was received here yesterday that Wm. Landers, mentioned elsewhere in this paper as being quite sick, died and was buried on Wednesday at Concordia.

23 Dec 1909 Stockton Review J. N. Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. George Jones
, of Woodston, passed through this city Friday on their return home after several days at Webster, during which time they had attended the funeral of Mrs. Jones father, J. N. Mullen.   provided by Brenda Reeder.

4 Nov 1909 Rev. Allen Lewis King Obituary

14 Oct 1909 Stockton Review Mrs. Sherman McFadden
Lon McFadden
and Mrs. and Mrs. J. L. Drake went to Salina Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Sherman McFadden.--Natoma Independent.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

7 Oct 1909 Stockton Review Mrs. J. C. Foster
We understand the remains of Mrs. J. C. Foster will be taken to Clifton for interment, the family started there this evening..   Article submitted by Brenda Reeder.

7 Oct 1909 Stockton Review Mrs. Hawkes
As we go to press, we learn that no arrangements are yet made concerning the funeral of Mrs. Hawkes.   Article submitted by Brenda Reeder.

7 Oct 1909 Stockton Review Mrs. I. A. Elliott
Editor Burlin
and family of the Luray Herald, were here last Sunday.   They came up to attend the funeral of Mrs. I. A. Elliott.   Mrs. Burlin is a sister of Mr. Elliott.--Palco Enterprise.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

2 Sep 1909 Stockton Review Joshua Hadley
Joe Davis received a telegram Thursday evening announcing the death of Joshua Hadley, an uncle, which occurred that day at Richland, Iowa.   Mr. Hadley was ninety-four years of age, and had lived at Richland, Iowa, seventy years.   Davis found it impossible on account of business engagement to leave, but was very sorry of it.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

2 Sep 1909 Stockton Review J. H. Baugh
J. H. Baugh
, father of Mrs. W. R. Griffin, died at his home in Pleasanton, Kansas, on Thursday last.   Mrs. Griffin had been at his bedside for over a week before he died.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

2 Sep 1909 Stockton Review John Miller
John Miller
, a farmer living north of Woodston, who died recently, was a poor man, not having a farm of his own, and he left a wife and six small children, so we learn from the Woodston Argus.   But he had a policy in the M. W. A. which will give his family $2,000.   Comment is unnecessary.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

19 Aug 1909 Stockton Review Mrs. (Anna) Mariah Nedrow
Death of Nedrow
Among the pioneers of Rooks county was Mrs. (Anna) Mariah Nedrow who came with her husband, George M. Nedrow to what is now Ash Rock township in 1876.   Here they lived for many years, later selling out their farm there and purchasing a farm in Valley township, Phillips county, where they lived till about three years ago when they moved to Kirwin.   Here Mr. Nedrow died about three years ago, after which Mrs. Nedrow came here and has since made her home with her niece, Mrs. Simon Tarbell.   Here she died on Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 1909.   Today the funeral services are being held at the Stone Church in Ash Rock township, and the remains will be laid to rest beside those of her late husband.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

26 Aug 1909 Stockton Review
Filed for Probate
The will of the late Mrs. Mariah Nedrow was filed for probate Tuesday of this week by S. N. Hawkes, attorney for the legatee, Mrs. Sarah Tarbell, niece of the deceased, and with whom the deceased made her home for several years prior to her death.

19 August 1909 Rooks County Record Charles Hilgers Sr.
Charles Hilgers Sr.
Dead           Word was received here Wednesday morning that Hilgers Sr. of this county, had died at the home of his son Charles in Colorado, on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. This will be sad news to his many friends here. He was a man universally esteemed by a large circle of friends here. He was once sheriff of Rooks County in which position he was very popular. As a friend and neighbor he stood above reproach, and the death of such a man is always  untimely. We understand the remains will be shipped to Plainville for interment.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

2 Sep 1909   Stockton Review
The will of the late Chas. Hilgers was filed for probation August 23, 1909.

15 Jul 1909 Stockton Review Child of Mr. and Mrs. Roloson
We regret to note just as we go to press that the child of Mr. and Mrs. Roloson died last night.

20 May 1909 Stockton Review Death of Mrs. W. H. Barnes
Richard Martin hands us a copy of the Ventura Weekly Democrat, published at Ventura, California, containing an account of the death of Mrs. W. H. Barnes, formerly of this place, and who will be remembered by all the older settlers here.   W. H. Barnes was for years a prominent figure in Roods county and was once county superintendent, being succeeded in that position by Dr. Ainsworth.   Mrs. Barnes was sixty-three years of age, and left a husband and one son and two daughters.   One of the daughters was
Mrs. G. N. Mickell, who is also formerly of this place.

7 Apr 1910 Stockton Review Wm. Calvert
Resolutions of Respect
Whereas the Supreme Commander in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to call from our ranks another comrade, Wm. Calvert, be it resolved that we, his surviving comrades, bow in humble submission to His Divine will, knowing that he doeth all things well.  Another comrade has answered the final roll call and gone to his reward, reminding us once more that our ranks are fast thinning and that we too must soon be mustered our and go to join the ranks of our comrades gone before.  And be it further resolved that we extend our warmest sympathies to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow.  And be it further resolved that a copy of these resolution be furnished the county papers for publication, and a copy of same be spread upon the minutes of our Post.  J. W. Kenworthy; Fred Henderhorst;
Thos. McNulty

1 Apr 1909 Stockton Review Absolom Evans
Absolom Evans, one of the old settlers at Webster, died last Saturday and was buried at that place on Sunday.   He was an old and highly respected citizen.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

18 March 1909 Rooks County Record Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Reeder
The infant child of Mrs. and Mrs. Claude Reeder, of this city, died last Friday and was buried Saturday in the Stockton Cemetery. This is a blow to the young parents, and they have the sympathy of all their many friends here.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

21 Jan 1909 Plainville Gazette Martha Emeline Dean Hughes
Martha Emeline Dean was born in Bradley County, Tennessee, February 5th, 1841 and departed this life January 26th, 1909, age 67 years, 11 months and 21 days. She united with the Baptist church at Cleveland, Tenn., at the age of twenty years. In 1870 she moved with the family of her sister, Harriett Overholser to Lawrence, Kansas and one year later removed to Wyandotte county Kansas where she was united in marriage to John W. Hughes on August 3rd, 1875. To this union three children were born. One dying in infancy, another invalid daughter who died May 1st, 1904, and F. of Plainville, Kansas. Besides a husband and son she leaves two sisters and one brother to mourn her loss.
There being no Baptist church at Edwardsville, where she resided from 1871 to 1878, she joined the Christian church by letter and after her removal to Rooks county with her husband in 1878, she joined the Baptist church at Codell, then Motor, Kansas and was a member of this church at the time of her death.
Owing however to an invalid child she was unable to attend public worship as much as she desired, yet she held to her faith to the last. She removed with her husband from the old farm in Paradise township to Plainville, Kansas in November 1908 and often spoke of being pleased of getting nearer to public worship that she might attend, yet failing health prevented her do so.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon by Elder Rash. Interment in the Plainville cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks for the kind interest of friends and neighbors during the time of late bereavement -John Hughes W. F. Hughes.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

October 1908 Plainville  Times MRS. (Amanda) Cora Ann Stone was born October 14, 1863, (Rhea County, Tennessee) died October 3, 1908, age 45 years and 17 days. Was married to A. F. STONE, June 14, 1885. To this union was born eleven children, nine are living, two dying in infancy. (WALTER ERNEST STONE died January 27, 1887 and NELLIE STONE died APRIL 15, 1905) STONE was a daughter of REV. A. L. KING. Was converted and joined the Baptist church at the age of eighteen. Was baptized by Dr. Raferty, of Greenwood, Missouri. MRS. STONE will be missed in the community because of her consecrated Christian life she led, and the beautiful example of true kindliness and sacrifice for others.
Our Father in His wisdom has seen fit to remove her humble submission to His divine will. Though we mourn with the bereaved ones over their loss, yet, we rejoice in heaven again.
The funeral services was conducted by the sympathizing pastor of the Turkville Baptist church (Ellis County) assisted by Rev. A. L. HOBBS, a former pastor, surrounded by a host of sorrowing friends. SISTER STONE will be missed in the sweet fellowship of the church and by the many friends who extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
She is buried in the Norman Cemetery south of Codell KS.)

Mar 1908, Republican City, Nebraska John R. Clampett
Another Civil War Veteran Passes To The Beyond
Last Sunday evening the people of this community were shocked to learn that John R. Clampett had suddenly passed from this world to the world beyond. While Mr. Clampett had not enjoyed the best of health for some time he had not been under the doctor's care or confined to his home and his demise came unexpectedly. Last Friday he was one of the pall bearers at the funeral of Mr. Christer and paid his last tribute of respect to a departed brother with whom he had fought in the great war for human liberty.
John R. Clampett was born in Jackson County Tennessee, June 17, 1838 and departed this life March 1, 1908 in Republican City, Neb.
When quite young he moved with his parents to Illinois and later to Marshalltown, Iowa where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Stoop October 6, 1858. To this union was born twelve children, two of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and ten children, four sons and six daughters.
He enlisted in the Second Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Cavalry in 1861 and served three years. He was a member of the G.A.R. Gould Post during his residence here.
The family migrated westward in a covered wagon and homesteaded in Rooks County Kansas in 1880. In 1885 they moved near Republican City, Nebraska and have since resided in or near this place.
The funeral was held Tuesday March 3, 1908. the members of the G.A.R. having charge of the service. At 2 o'clock the veterans assembled at the home of their departed comrade and followed the remains to the Methodist Church where Rev. Haskins delivered a very impressive sermon, taking his text Paul's words to Timothy: "I have fought a good fight; I have finished the course; I have kept the faith."
There was a beautiful song service rendered by a special choir composed of Mrs. Luce, Mrs. Haskins, J. G. Hunter and M. H. Haskins.
Mr. Clampett was a good man and true patriot and many were the friends that assembled at his bier.

31 Jan 1908 Republican-Register Esther Amanda Flansburg Mallery
Esther A. Flansburg Mallery was born in Delaware County, New York, July 21, 1842, and died at her home in Washington Saturday, January 25, 1908. On September 13, 1862 she was married to E. Mallery. To this union were born two sons and two daughters, D. of Lebanon, Neb., Wm J. of Fort Morgan, Colo., Mary E. McConigly of Plainville, Kan., and I. who with her aged father, performed faithfully the loving duty of caring for and comforting the mother in her suffering during the past few years.
In 1865 she became a Christian and has continued in service to the master to the last. Her life's labors are ended, tho her influence for good must ever live. You who had the first right to love her, weep. It is well, Christ denies you not that right. How cruel the grief that forbids a tear. The funeral service was held in the Christian church Sunday January 26th at 2:30 p.m. Pastor D. C. Troxel the words of comfort and consolation. Interment was made in the Washington Cemetery.

23 May 1907 Unknown Newspaper Heber Frazier
Frazier, Heber. D. 4-27-1907, Codell, Ks, 73rd y. (5-23-1907, p. 334)

2 Feb 1907 The Morning Reveille Everhard Querbach
Everhard Querbach, aged 75 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at St. Luke's Hospital at an early hour yesterday morning of pneumonia. Mr. Querbach's surviving relatives are his wife, who resides at Stockton, Kansas, two sons and two daughters. One of the daughters, Miss Louisa Querbach, is a nurse in the German hospital at San Francisco. Mr. Querbach had been residing with his son-in-law, H. W. Fidler, at 1517 Franklin Street. He was a private of Company I, Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The body lies at the undertaking establishment of W. H. Mock & Sons, in the Maple Block. It has been embalmed and may be shipped to Stockton, Kansas for interment.

13 Apr 1905 The Kinmundy Express (IL.) Mrs. Jane Kennedy Vallow
Mrs. Jane VALLOW (nee KENNEDY) was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, May 18th, 1826. She was united in marriage to Geo. W. VALLOW in 1846, and after some years spent in Ohio, removed to Indiana. In1874 they came to Illinois where the remainder of their lives were spent. To them were born ten children, one of whom died in infancy, another at the age of 19 years, while eight survive; four sons and four daughters, namely, Oliver P. of O’Fallon; Rev. John L. of Fullerton, Neb.; Emmet A., of LaJunta, Col.; George W., Plainville, Kan.; Mrs. Armande C. BRANCH, Mrs. Matilda G. SPICER, Mrs. Elizabeth A. BATES of this city, and Mrs. Mary L. BRADLEY of Norris City, Ill. Mrs. VALLOW was converted at thee age of 11 years and has spent 68 years in the service of Christ as a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She loved God, partook much of His spirit and labored faithfully for the promotion of His cause. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Thursday afternoon, March 30, conducted by N. D. SWEENY. Text: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Appropriate remarks were made by Capt. C. ROHRBOUGH, expressing the high esteem in which she had been held by the church. Interment made in the city cemetery.

7 Apr 1904 The Weekly Echo, Woodston, Isaac Edson
Isaac Edson was born in Virginia, Sep. 8 1825; died in Woodston, Kansas, Apr 2, 1904, aged 78 years, 6 months and 6 days. When a child he moved with his parents to Illinois, later to Missouri and then to Kansas in 1877 where he has since resided.
He was thrice married, to Miss Lydia Dasher, Sep. 17, 1849; to Miss Anna M. Gibbs, May 15, 1853, and to Miss Maggie C. Gibbs, Feb. 28 1869, the latter of which he survived about one year.
He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in Company G. 6th Missouri State Militia in which he enlisted in March, 1862.
In childhood he was converted and united with the Christian church and later with the Methodist church of which he lived a consistent Christian member until the hour of his death.

9 Mar 1905 Plainville Times W. R.  Hill  died at the age of 58 on 21 Feb 1905.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst further information.

5 May 1904 Plainville Gazette Nora Hughes
Nora Hughes, the invalid daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hughes, crossed the river of death last Sunday, May 1, aged twenty-three years and five months. Since infancy she had been confined to her bed and was tenderly nursed with untiring devotion. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and burial made at Shiloh cemetery. May the Heavenly Father comfort the sad hearts of the parents.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

17 Mar 1904 Plainville Times Mrs.  L.  J.  (nee Kennedy) Foster  died on 3 Mar 1904.   Please contact Donald Purfeerst for further information.

17 Mar 1904 Plainville Times Neva D. Kennedy Foster
Neva D. Kennedy was born May 23, 1876 in Kansas and died March 3, 1904, at Plainville of blood poisoning.  June 7, 1899, at Belton, Missouri, she was married to L. J. Foster, to this union three children were born. Dale L., Lucille and Neva, who with Mr. Foster survive her. Her father George Kennedy of Hoxie, five sisters and one brother are living.
When very young, Mrs. Foster’s mother died and little Neva was taken by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Chandler, of Belton, Missouri, who treated her as their own child, tenderly rearing to a noble womanhood. Mrs. Foster united with the Christian church at that place and lived profession to the last.
A short time before her death Mrs. Foster realized the probability that she would not recover said good-by to her loved ones and made a few requests all of which the bereaved husband is faithfully fulfilling. She desired to be buried at her old home so her body was conveyed to Missouri and laid to rest amid the scenes she loved so well, surrounded by her old friends' on March 6.  Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

10 Mar 1904 Plainville Gazette Mrs. L. J. Foster
The sudden death of Mrs. L. J. Foster on last Thursday night was a shock to the entire community, as but few knew that she was sick. On the previous Friday, Feb. 29, a little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Foster and no serious results were feared until a couple of days before her death. She leaves a devoted husband and three little ones, one boy and two girls here. Her father, Mr. George Kennedy, lives near Hoxie and arrived Saturday morning a short time after her husband had started east with her body to bury it at her old home. Mrs. Foster was a lovely woman, a tender mother and an affectionate wife. Everyone sympathizes with the bereaved family.
Will have a further notice next week.  Mrs. Rev. Poe is taking care of the baby and Mrs. Earlenbaugh has the next little girl and Mr. Foster took the oldest, the boy with him on his sad journey.  
Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

aft 2 Jul 1903 Rooks County Record Noah Parmer
Noah Parmer was born in Johnson County, Indiana, Oct 31, 1840 and died in Stockton, July 2, 1903. He was united with the Christian church at the age of 18 and lived a good life all of these years, loved and esteemed by all who knew him. He enlisted in the service of his country in July, 1861, spent ten months a prisoner in Libby prison at which place his health was shattered. He was discharged in September, 1864. He was married Nov. 2, 1865 to Mary McClaine. To this union were born five children one died in infancy, the four were with him at the time of his death as were also four sisters one from Goodland, one from Pawnee City, Neb., and two from Indiana. Several of his friends were also present with him. The deceased came to Kansas in October 1878 and settled in Osborne county, where he lived until five years ago, when he came to Stockton. A short funeral service was held at the home on Friday morning then the remains were taken to the Dibble school house, 5 miles east of Woodson, where services were conducted by Rev. Poe of the Christian church and the body laid to rest. In this death a loving husband and father and a good Christian worker and a good citizen have gone from us forever.

8 May 1903 Rooks County Record page 1 Samuel David Hall
S. D. Hall of Greenfield township died very suddenly at 5:30 Monday morning after being dressed.   His son had barely time to get him to his bed before he expired.   He had been sick for three weeks.   The immediate cause of his death was heart dropsy.   Mr. Hall was 69 years of age and had resided in Rooks County for about 24 years.   The funeral was held at Elm Creek school house on Tuesday afternoon.   The remains were laid to rest in the Twin Mound Cemetery.
Mr. Hall was born July 3, 1831, at Flemingsburg,, Kentucky.   He was married to Sarah Susan Coldiron of Fleming County.   To this union were born 6 boys and 2 girls, all of them are living.   They came to Rooks County and settled on Elm Creek in 1878, having bought a place owned by John Shaw.   Since a young man Hall had been a member of the Christian church and lived a consistent Christian life.   He was an upright man, honored and respected by all his neighbors, and greatly beloved by his wife and children, to who he was always kind and considerate.   His loss will be felt keenly by all who knew him. Article provided by Gail McComb of Stockton.

27 Nov 1902 Muscatine Journal (Iowa) Thomas M. Winnemore
Moore Held to Blame Coroner's Jury Makes Him Responsible for Winnemore's Death-------- May be Arrested in Few Days-------- T. M. Winnemore Victim of Accident of Monday Died Wednesday Afternoon at 3:30 o'clock-Details of the Accident---------- By the verdict of the coroner's jury at the inquest, held last evening over the body of Thomas Winnemore, who was killed by being run over Monday afternoon by a loose horse belonging to William Moore, that man is held responsible for Winnemore's death, and may be arrested in the course of the next few days, charged with manslaughter. The accident happened shortly after 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, and has been the occasion of much talk since that time. Mr. Winnemore never regained consciousness after the accident and passed away yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock.-------- Coroner's Inquest Was Held.---------- As soon as news of the death of Mr. Winnemore reached the ears of the proper authorities, immediate steps were taken toward the holding of a coroner's inquest. This inquest was hold last night at the office of the coroner, Dr. W. S. Norton. The jury was composed of W. J. Ogilvie, W. S. Bond, and J.C.Durham. A number of witnesses were examined, among them being Jos. Nyenhuis, Harry Meyers, Wm. Poehl, Chas. Walker, Wm Montreal, F. A. Farley, Geo Raupe, Frank Sanders and Dr. A. J. Oliver.-------- Eye-Witness Story--------- Wm. Poehl, who was an eye witness of the whole affair testified as follows: "Occupation a carpenter. Was working for Jos. Nyenhuis on the office of Muscatine Lumber & Box Co. Saw Moore's horse strike Mr. Winnemore. My attention was first called by the sound of a running horse. Looked out and saw horse coming down near the bridge. Moore was following on another horse about 75 feet behind, but kept gaining. Saw Mr. Winnemore leave the sidewalk and go into the street to stop Horse, throwing up his cane. Was returning to sidewalk and got within 7 or 8 feet of curb when struck. Moore kept on going. Saw him when he came back with both horses. Did not hear him say anything, as I was then on the building. The distance between the runaway horse and Moore had been cut down to about 50 feet when accident happened. There was nothing between Mr. Winnemore and Moore to obstruct his view. There was nothing to scare Moore's horse. He was riding as fast as he could. I think his horse was under his control. I think he saw Mr. Winnemore. Don't see how he could help it. He might have been excited and seen nothing but the runaway horse.----------- Turned Horse Loose----------- Charles Walker, who had the loose horse in charge at one time, tells his version of the accident, and what he saw. He testified as follows: "I was on the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets on Monday afternoon. I saw a loose horse, lines dragging behind it; ran after it to corner of Third and Mulberry, but could not hold it; the lines were wrapped around his neck. It ran back to Mulberry and up the sidewalk and came near running over a lady and little child, and into the alley, where it was caught. I took the lines and drove to corner of Second and Mulberry, where I met Moore, he having followed me from Third street. I asked him where I should tie the horse, and he answered; "Drop the lines and let him go. He will go home." I told him I thought I was doing him a favor in running after his horse for several blocks, so let the lines drop. As soon as I did, the horse started up Second street on a dead run, with Moore galloping after him. Watched the race to top of hill. The runaway horse was on the right side of street and Moore on the left side. Saw his hat fly off. I think he is a reckless drive, as everybody else does. He is allowed to drive horses through the streets that nobody else would be allowed to drive."------------ Verdict Was Rendered--------------- After hearing the evidence the jury returned the following verdict: We, the jury, find that Thomas M. Winnemore came to his death in Muscatine, Nov. 26, 1902 at 3:30 p.m. as the direct result of being run over by a horse ridden by one Wm. Moore, driven in a reckless manner. W. J. Ogilvie, W. S. Bond, J. C. Dunham------------- Will Be Arrested--------- In all probability Wm. Moore, the man blamed in this accident will be arrested in the course of the next two or three days, charged with manslaughter. The police have repeatedly warned Mr. Moore to keep off the streets with his wild horses and he has been in more than one mix-up on the street although this is the first time that anything of a serious nature has taken place. He always assured the police that he never drove a horse until it was well broken, but this statement is hard to verify in the light of recent happenings. Various people over the city have made complaints of Mr. Moore's reckless driving, and have urged that something be done to stop it. This will probably be a severe lesson to Mr. Moore, and others as well.

Mr. Winnemore Dead
T. M. Winnemore, the victim of the accident mentioned above died yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, his death due directly to injuries received in this accident. Mr. Winnemore was born in Philadelphia, PA., June 28, 1828, and was one of a family of fourteen. He was married in 1852 at Mr. Joy, PA., to Miss Charlotte Willis, and in 1861 with his family came to Muscatine county, settling in Sweetland township, where he remained until about six years ago he moved into the city and retired from the active pursuits of life. He had acquired a goodly amount of property, and to while away the time worked at his trade of carpenter for a time.
There are left to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. T. M. Winnemore, and six children, two daughters, Margaret, the wife of George Brogan, of Sweetland, Charlotte, the wife of Robert A. Hare, of this city, four sons, J. W. of Plainville, Kansas; W. D. of St. Joseph, Mo; C. K. of Sweetland, and E. W. of Chillicothe, Mo. He has one brother living, he being a resident of Benton, Alabama. Mr. Winnemore was a man who had many friends and deeply regret his untimely end. He was a whole-souled good natured man, that looked out for the interests of everybody, and was especially good to his family, who have the sincere sympathy of the community at this sad time.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from the last home on Mulberry Street, the services to be conducted by Rev. L. B. Hix, of the United Brethren church. Interment to be in the Harker cemetery in Sweetland township.

After  20  Nov  1902  unknown  paper  Harriett C. (Dean) Overholser
Harriett Catherine Overholser (nee Dean) was born April 23, 1833, in Bradley county, Tenn., and died November 20, 1902 at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. A. Collins. Being at the time of her death 69 years, 7 months and 20 days old.  On October 7, 1851, she was united in marriage to Andrew T. Overholser, and to this union were born five children of which four survive her J. A. Collins, Mrs. S. C. Winters, and W. J. and H. T. Overholser, all of whom were present at the time of her death. She also leaves fifteen grand-children and five great-grand children. Her brothers and sisters, living, are Matilda Roy, (Cleveland, Tenn.), Mrs. E. A. Wrinkle, (Waverly, Kansas), J. P. Dean, (Benton, Ark.), Martha Hughes (Plainville, Ks), J. Dean, (Ponca City, O. T.) At the age of 26 she was converted and united with the Baptist church and lived a Christian until death. The funeral was held at the Shiloh church, Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Knous of Luray, Kans. and the remains laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery.
She has gone, the one we loved, And laid beneath the sod, 'Tis hard to part, but we must know, 'Twas by the hand of God.
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

13 Nov 1902 Plainville Gazette  Arthur Thomas Dean
Wednesday, at 1 a.m., November 12, 1902, Arthur Thomas Dean dies at his home one mile west of Plainville, of appendicitis, aged twenty-two years. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and came to Rooks county several years ago.   December 24 1899, he was married to Minnie Bailey, who with their two children survive him.  He also leaves his aged parents of Oklahoma, three sisters and five brothers to mourn the loss of a dearly beloved son and brother.
A sister, Chickatanz, and brother, Luther S. Dean of Wichita, were present when he passed away. N. M. Bailey, father of Dean, had been here for several days.   The deceased was an energetic farmer and by his pleasant ways made many friends. He passed over to the other shore firm in the belief that his Savior was by his side and that all was well.
The funeral was held this morning at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Mumford.
The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of this community in their great bereavement.   Submitted by
Doyle Ekey

Aft 24 Oct 1902 Unknown Paper Elizabeth Jane Hewitt Wilson
Elizabeth Jane Hewitt
was born February 6, 1844 (47) in Elk County, Pennsylvania, and died October 24, 1902, at the home of her sister aged 55 years 8 months and 18 days.  She was married to Robert M. Wilson July 4, 1864, in her native state. To this union were born eleven children all of whom survive her, and all were at her funeral except one daughter, Mrs. Grace Glendenning. The deceased leaves her father, Rev. F. E. Hewitt, sister Mrs. Pearsall, of Denver, Colorado, two brothers, Silas and H. P. Hewitt, of Battle Creek Michigan and the following children Mrs. Maggie Glendenning and Mrs. Lulu Richmond, of Codell, Kansas; Mrs Grace Glendenning of Moorehead, Kansas; Mrs. Effie Bedard, of Zurich, Kansas; and Mrs. Emma Richmond, Mrs. Laura Ackerman, Mrs. Zelda Travis, Misses Zadie and May Wilson, George Wilson and F. M. Wilson of Plainville.  In early life she was baptized into the Methodist church and. has been a faithful follower of the lowly Nazarene all through her life. In March 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to Kansas becoming among the pioneer settlers the Paradise flats. Mr. Wilson died March 6, 1898, and was laid to rest in the Plainville cemetery where his wife has now joined him in the last long sleep.  All that was mortal of this noble woman was brought back from Colorado Monday morning accompanied by Mrs. Ackerman and Frank Wilson, who went to Denver Friday night in response to a telegram saying that mother was worse, and was met at train by a detail of old soldiers and members of the W. R. Corps, of which she was the president, and escorted to the M. E. church where the funeral services were conducted by the pastor Rev. Mumford, at 1OA.M The text was Rev, 21st chapter and 4th verse: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying; neither shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away, and found many words of comfort for the bereaved ones in God s word spoken concerning those who die in the Lord. The W.R.C. read the burial service of that order at the close of the sermon.
The pallbearers were G. W. Benedick, Albert Benedict, J W. Hughes; S .W. Winter, Wm. Weaverling and A. O Ackerman. Music was furnished by Mrs. Humes, Mayme Rowse, Ethel Goodman, Lena Slason, G. H. Vallow and Mrs. M. J. Mumford. Blanche Goodman organist. The handsome casket was fairly hidden by the numerous lovely floral offerings. Many beautiful flowers were sent by friends in Colorado. Among the floral tributes were bouquets from Rev. Hewitt, Mrs. Pearsall, Mantie Pearsall, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rodgers, Mrs. T. L. Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Person and little Vernon and Jack Rodgers of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. W. R. Green, Florence Ackerman, Cora Hannan and Mrs. L. A. King and a wreath and a cross from the Woman s Relief Corps of Plainville.
When we come to speak of the life and worth of this beautiful Christian character words seem so poor a medium to convey to those who did not know her an adequate idea of her influence for good and the sweetness of her daily life a dutiful, loving daughter, faithful affectionate wife and mother, a good neighbor and an honored member of society she is sincerely mourned by all who knew her. She left abundant evidence that she is now enjoying the rest of the righteous. Her last message was, If I don t live to see my children tell them, ALL to meet me in Heaven.
Although the funeral was on Monday morning a large crowd gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed friend and a long procession accompanied the remains to their final resting place.

27 Jan 2000 (1902) paper unknown 98 Years Ago G. D. Miles
Another distressing accident happened on Tuesday, which cost a life and filled the whole community with honor.   Lee Hall, W. W. Johnston, and G. D. Miles were working on a big stock well on Lee Hall's school quarter in Greenfield Township, 9 miles southeast of Stockton.   The well was being sunk in solid rock and was 17 feet deep.   It was made 6 feet wide at the top.   Miles and Charley Hall were about to go down in the bucket.   Miles stepped in first, but did not get hold of the rope.   Instantly the bucket turned to one side with his weight and he was pitched head foremost to the bottom, which he struck with terrific force.   As soon as possible, he was brought out unconscious, but breathing faintly.   Miles' home was two miles distant, but before half the distance was covered he had expired.

23 Jan 1902 Plainville Times Jennie North
Jennie North was born June 2, 1880 at Plainville, Kansas, and died January 21, 1902 at the home of her brother, Lewis North, at Newkirk, Oklahoma of pneumonia age 21 years, 7 months, and 19 days.  The body was brought here for burial arriving Wednesday evening.  Her father, Wm North, and brother Bryant North, accompanied all that was mortal of sweet Jennie on the last sad home-coming.  A large number of friends were gathered at the depot to render the tribute of respect of their presence.  The body was conveyed by the undertaker, F. Gay, to the home one mile east of town, where many friends assembled to watch with the family during the last hours that her body would rest in the home she loved so well.  She leaves father, mother, two brothers, eight sisters and many other relatives to mourn her untimely death.  Her twin sister, Mrs. Ellen Wilson, is well nigh unconsolable.  An especially strong tie of affection united them.  Jennie was one of the brightest and best loved of the young people of this community and sorrow for her all too early death is universal.  Her winning manner and lovely character won for her a placed in the regard and esteem of all who knew her.  A dutiful daughter, an affectionate sister and a loyal, steadfast friend, she is mourned by kindred and friends as one whose cheerful, sunny, loving personality can never be replaced. She was a graduate of Plainville High School class of 1899, all of whom excepting Misses Ruby Maris and Anna Farrier, who were prevented by duties in the school room, were present at the funeral today.  She would have graduated from the business college in Newkirk in the spring.  The high school was dismissed and the pupils attended the funeral in a body.  Her death is the first break, by death in the High school alumni.
The funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. Berkeley and Rev. Mickey, at the Christian church.  Appropriate music was furnished.  The pall bearers were:  A. W. Dick, B. F. Gardner, Clyde Gardner, Sidney Green, Ves Schrock and Clarence Gray.  The floral offerings were beautiful, among them being two wreathes from the class of 1899, a wreath from the Methodist Sunday school, of which she was a faithful member, and several others from friends in Oklahoma and Kansas.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Plainville cemetery.  A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the body to its last resting place and mingled their tears with those of the sorely bereaved family who have the sympathy of every one in their dark hour of sorrow.  Submitted by
Jessica Ferguson.

20 Sep 1901 Rooks Co. Record Anna C. Allen
ANNA C. ALLEN. - - nee Chamberlain- wife of Harvey Allen, died at St Joseph's hospital of Malignant typhoid fever at 8:30 P.M. the 17th.. She leaves a son of two years of age.  Robert Allen, father of her husband, arrived in the city yesterday and is in charge of the body, which is being taken to Woodston, Kansas for interment.
The deceased was a woman of above the average talent and possessor of a loveable character. She is the author of some very sweet songs familiar to the ears of Oklahomans, "My Girl in Oklahoma" and "The Spinster's Plea", are favorites of her writings.
The deceased was the second daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Chamberlain of Lanark Township. The funeral was held on Thurs. of last week and was attended by a large number of her former friends. Rev. Grim of the United Brethren Church, conducted the services. The deceased was born in Illinois in Sept. 1876, and came to Rooks Co., with her parents, when 5 years of age. She was married at  Woodston in March 1898, to Mr. Harvey Allen.
19 Sep 1901 THE WESTERN NEWS - Anna C. Allen
Mrs. Allen laid to rest
Dear Editor: It becomes my painful duty to chronicle to your readers the sad death of Anna C. Allen, wife of Harvey Allen, of Woodston, Kansas. She died at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lawton, Okla. Sat., 8:30 P.M. Sept. 17 of Malignant Typhoid fever after but a brief illness.
Her corpse was shipped to Woodston to be interred at their home cemetery. Robert Allen arrived here in time to accompany the remains of his daughter-in-law to its final resting place and to care for and offer such assistance and condolence as best he could to Glenn, her precious little 2 year old son, and the heart-broken husband in their saddest hour of trial.
Mrs. Allen was well and favorable known to thousands, both here and at El Reno because of the many songs she composed and sang. The last three entitled "My Home in Oklahoma," "After the Draw", and "The Spinster's Plea", are among the sweetest and richest of the product of her pen-mostly composed "In camp" while in El Reno- and are dear to the hearts of all Oklahomans and purchased and mailed by them to friends all over the world. She lived a life of sweet Christian purity and died prepared to go to her Redeemer where she asked that her darling son and husband might come to meet her.
Although away off down here in a far away strange land she endeared herself to all who knew her and they did all that loving hands could do to make her last moments with us as pleasant as possible. The bereaved ones have our tenderest sympathy.

8 Aug 1901 Plainville Times Meltoria E. Foster
Meltoria E. Foster wife of Judson R. Foster born February 22, 1845 in Wisconsin.  And died August 2, 1901 in Plainville.  They married November 15, 1859 in Havanna, Illinois.  They had three sons, O. W.,  A. and L. J. They moved here over a year ago.  She was buried in Plainville Cemetery.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

18 March 1999 (1899) Stockton Sentinel What Stocktonites Were Doing   98 Years Ago Miss Sadie Bishop
Miss Sadie Bishop died on Wednesday evening at 5:30.   the funeral will be held at the house Friday morning at 10 o'clock.   An obituary notice of the deceased will appear next week.   Article provided by Brenda Reeder.

aft 5 Mar 1899 Unknown Paper Robert McCray Wilson
Robert McCray Wilson was born November 27th, 1837, in Jefferson county Pennsylvania and died at his home in Rooks County, Kansas, March 5th, 1899, aged 61 years, 3 months, and 6 days of cancer.
Robert Wilson was a member of the celebrated Pennsylvania Reserves, enlisting May l5th, 1861, in Company K of the eleventh Pennsylvania, and in which he served until mustered out in Pittsburgh, Pa. on the 13th of June 1864. Mr. Wilson wooed and won Miss Elizabeth J. Hewitt, and they were married at Brockwayville, Pa., July 4th, 1864. Of this union eleven children, two sons and nine daughters, were born, all of whom, with his wife, survive him. All the children live in this community except Mrs. Grace Glendenning of Thayer.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to Kansas in 1878, settling on a homestead east of town, where they made for themselves a pleasant home. For nearly the entire time of his residence here Mr. Wilson has suffered with the terrible disease that finally sapped his life away. At times he would get better but suffered agony untold for many years, with a fortitude that won for him the sympathy and admiration of his neighbors. No truer hero ever fought on battlefield or trod the paths of every day life than he. One day when he was suffering intensely the writer tried to express the sympathy the scene called forth, and he said with a smile breaking over his pain drawn face, I was a true soldier for Uncle Sam, and shall bear this the same way.
And how bravely he endured to the end can be attested by all who witnessed his sufferings. He was a member of the Plainville G.A.R. post and had the good of that order at heart. Several times he got up from beds of pain to attend Memorial day exercises and march shoulder to shoulder with old comrades once more. He was a loving husband, a kind father, a true friend and a good neighbor, universally liked and respected by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Plainville on Monday; March 6th, at 10 o clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Blundon. The church would not contain the friends who came to pay a last tribute of respect to their old neighbor. The pallbearers were old soldiers, and the ritual service of the G.A.R. was used at the grave.

1898 Rooks County Record Sherman Reeder
Sherman Reeder and wife and Reeder took Monday’s train for Salina where Sherm Reeder went to receive medical treatment at Dr Mayhew’s sanitarium.   Joe Feleay, of Stockton, brought them over on Sunday evening and they stayed with Messrs Reeder mother, Mrs. Isaac Farrier.   Mr R. has made two trips to Kansas City and now hopes, as do his friends, that he will find speedy relief from his illness from Dr Mayhew.

17 Jun 1898 Rooks County Record   page 4 Reeder
Sherman Reeder, who sent to Salina a few days ago to be operated on for cancer in the bowels, died Tuesday night (June 14, 1898).   The body arrived Wednesday evening  from Plainville and the funeral was held in the Christian church Thursday afternoon. Rev. Vallette conducting the exercises. We are unable to give particulars as to Mr. Reeder's life but will do so next week.   Article provided by McComb of Stockton. (Note:   Sherman Reeder was survived by his wife Lula Paine Hall Reeder two daughters Reeder and Myrtle Reeder, two sons Ray T. Reeder and Ralph L. Reeder his mother Ann Applegate Reeder Farrier and step-father Farrier two sisters Addie C. Feleay and Sallie L. Schindler and three brothers T. Reeder G. Reeder and Scott W. Reeder   He was preceded in death by his father W. Reeder on 9 Apr 1874 two sister Hilda Reeder and Elizabeth Reeder before 1860 a brother Reeder before 1860 a sister Reeder 4 Aug 1873 and a brother George Reeder 13 Jan 1872.   Note information provided by Brenda Reeder)

24 June 1898 Rooks County Record, page 2 Mrs. Sherm Reeder and Scott Reeder returned from Salina Friday evening.   R. had a surgical operation performed which the physician's hoped would prove successful.   A telegram was received Monday saying   that he was not expected to live for friends to come quick.   His mother, Mrs. H. A. Farrier, went to Stockton Wednesday morning.   Mr. R. was expected at that place that evening..   Articles provided by Gail McComb.

30 Dc 1897 Rooks County Journal John Silver Foster
John Silver Foster was born February 19, 1824 in Indiana. He was the third son of Joshua and Sarah Foster. The same year, 1824 his parents removed to Madison county, Illinois, where he grew to manhood.  In 1864 he went to Fulton county, Illinois where he spent most of his time teaching until about 1851 in which year he was married to Miss Louisa Pease. From that time until 1871 he spent most of his time in farming in Knox county, Illinois. In ‘71 he moved to Kansas being one of the first settlers in Jewell county, locating near Jewell City.  In 1888, he located at Plainville where he has been engaged in the real estate loan and collection work besides doing considerable pension business and acting as justice of the peace.
He leaves a widow and also five children all grown and married, three of who were with him at the time of his death, viz: Gertrude  F. Prentiss, Clifton, Ks.; Martha L. Clark, Redlands, Cal.; Chas. L. Foster, Chester, Oklahoma; Frank Foster, Park City, Utah; and Mary S. Puckett, Latimer, Ks.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday morning at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. J. F. Johnson assisted by Revs. Mickey, Vallette and Hewitt. The sermon was preached by Rev. Johnson, taking as a text Rev. 14:13. After services the remains were interred in the city cemetery. The funeral procession was one of the longest ever formed in these parts.
Deceased had long been a devoted member of the M. E. church, taking a great interest especially in the Sunday school  work and since coming here has served several terms as superintendent of the M. E. Sunday school.  Article submitted by Doyle Ekey.

22 Mar 1894 The Plainville Times Benjamin H. Overholser
Death Of H. Overholser
B. H. Overholser died suddenly at his home in Paradise township on Monday evening, March 19. (1894). He had been in apparent good health and was at Codell the day of his death. In the evening he complained of not feeling well, and called for camphor, which his wife gave him. Shortly after Mrs. Overholser heard a peculiar noise in the bedroom and upon going in found her husband dead.
The deceased was born in Tennessee in 1821 moved to Kansas in  1884 and settled south of Codell, where he resided until death. He was a member of the Baptist church, having joined it early in life. For the past few years he has lived without connection with any church, but has lived a Christian life. His remains were interned in the cemetery near the Shiloh church. The sermon was preached at the residence by Rev. S. Shotwell and was largely attended.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

6 Jul 1893 The Plainville Times Cecil May Foster
Dr. Gray informs us of the death of little Cecil May Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Foster, who reside in the edge of Ellis county. Her death occurred on Saturday morning, July 1, at 5 o’clock and was caused by burns received the evening before. The accident occurred in this way.  The mother being absent visiting at a neighbors, the three little daughters accompanied their father to a field where he was breaking prairie. Mr. Foster started to burn off the piece of land he  was breaking and as he was engaged in setting fire along a certain line, the children remained behind. Directly the father’s attention was attracted by cries from the children, and looking back he saw Cecil, the youngest, child, two and a half years old, enveloped in flames. Her clothing being of cotton, it ignited easily as she approached near the fire and before Mr. Foster could extinguish the flames, the little one was horribly burned. The parents are deeply grieved of the untimely death of their child and have the sincere sympathy of all.  Submitted by
Doyle Ekey.

18 May 1893 The Plainville Times Burney Earl Overholser
On May16, 1893 at the home of his parents in Corning township, Burney Earl, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Overholser died after an illness of three weeks.
Little Burney fell asleep in the arms of Him who “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
A short funeral service was conducted by the writer in the sad home, where a goodly number of sympathizing friends had gathered, after which the remains were conveyed to the Shiloh cemetery and laid to rest with appropriate ceremonies.

“Ere sin could harm or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care
The Opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.” -
D. Moore
Submitted by
Doyle Ekey

24 Mar 1892 Plainville Times Mrs. Lydia R. Griffin Winnemore
Mrs. Lydia R. Griffin Winnemore died at home, north of the city, on Thursday, March 17, at 5:30 o'clock p.m., at the age of 42 years.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, and was largely attended notwithstanding the inclement weather.  Rev.  L. W. Mickey gave a very appropriate and touching discourse, and warmly eulogized the deceased for her kindness, generosity and true womanly qualities.  Mrs. Winnemore, who was better known as Mrs. Griffin, settled on the site of her late home in 1877, she and her husband being the first settlers here.  The husband, W. I. Griffin, who shared with her the hardships of the frontier home, died on Nov. 4, 1888, and some two years subsequent to that date the deceased was married to W. J. Winnemore, who survives her.  She also leaves an only daughter, Miss Nellie.  To extol the many virtues of Mrs. Winnemore is unnecessary. She befriended, and in turn was the friend of nearly every person who had ever made her acquaintance.  She lived not alone for herself, but instead to make the world better and those around her happier.  Submitted by Kathleen Groll

18 Feb 1892 The Plainville Times Jesse Elmer Overholser
"At the hour of 9 o'clock in the evening of February 9, 1892, the death angel appeared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Overholser, of Corning township, and claimed little Jesse, their infant son.  Lung trouble, arising from an attack of la grippe, caused his death.  All efforts on the part of the attending physician, attended with the unceasing watchfulness and care of many willing hands and loving hearts, proved of no avail.  Funeral services were held at the Shiloh Presbyterian church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the writer of this article.  A goodly number were in attendance.  Truly the bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends."
Funeral at Shiloh Presbyterian Church which has been gone many years.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

Triplett Obituaries and other information.

13 Feb 1890 The Plainville Times Alonzo Edson
Mr. Alonzo Edson, living northeast of town died last Sabbath morning. The funeral was held at the family residence Monday at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. M. Miller, and were largely attended by an assembly of sincerely sympathizing friends.   Mr. Edson was born in Burlington, Iowa in 1852 and came to Rooks county twelve years ago (1878).   He was a member of the M. E. church, and the closing hours of his life were full of peace and hope. Shortly before he passed away he said to his wife “I want to sleep and rest but the next for me is over yonder.”  In a few moments more he took his wife’s hand and bid her good bye, the spirit passing away - we trust where sorrow never comes. An only daughter (herself bereaved of her husband some eighteen months ago) is the only near relative left to share the sorrow of the bereft wife. - Rev. J. M. Miller.  
Submitted by Doyle Ekey

12 Apr 1888 Rooks County Democrat Lucy Sanderson
Died, at her residence in this city, at 9 a.m., Friday, March 16, of heart disease, Mrs. Lucy SANDERSON, aged 39 years.   Thus again has the King of Terrors, with swift and sudden stroke, from a happy household withdrawn, a fond wife and devoted mother. Mrs SANDERSON had been complaining for about a week, but her friends had not supposed her in danger, until Friday morning, when the summons came and at the call of the Master her spirit left the tenement of clay  and entered into the glories of the better land. Mrs. SANDERSON was married to her sorrowing husband in Pike Co., ILL. and the day of her burial - Sunday - would have marked the eighth anniversary of that happy event. She leaves one child, Miss Cora RUBLE. Mrs. SANDERSON was a member of the Christian church. The funeral took place Sunday  afternoon at the late residence of the deceased; Eld. HICKEY, of the Christian church, preaching an impressive and appropriate sermon, after which the remains were conveyed to their last resting place in Stockton cemetery, a large concourse of sympathizing friends accompanying the bereaved family to the grave

12 Jul 1984 (1884) It Happened 100 Years Ago Harry C. Bartlett
Our citizens were startled Wednesday afternoon with news that Harry C. Bartlett was dead.   With the fact that he had   been upon our streets within an hour of his death the report seemed impossible.   He was taken ill near his home while returning from town.   Physicians were called and to them and everybody he made the statement that he had been poisoned.   He held to this assertion to the moment of his death.   It is probable that a postmortem will take place under the circumstances there is a suspicion of foul play. 

unknown date unknown newspaper Francis Marion Allen
Last Thursday at 9:40 pm, F. M. Allen passed away after three days illness of paralysis at his home two miles west and one-half mile north of Sumner, Oklahoma.
Francis Marion Allen was born at Cinton, Iowa, March 4, 1853. He was united in marriage to Caroline Trout at Stockton, Kansas in 1880. To this union six children were born, four daughters and two sons, all of whom are grown and married.  The deceased was delighted over the fact that he was grandfather of 13 children. He was an energetic farmer, a great reader of newspapers, even during the last year though failing in health he kept up with the new sand events of his country.
Funeral services were held at the residence Thursday at 2:00 pm and Rev. George Dennis delivered a very impressive sermon while Mesdames Vanmeter, Dawson and Livingston, Messers Bowers and Vanmeter sang three selections, after which the funeral cortege drove to the cemetery south of Sumner, where the body was laid to rest to await the resurrection morn.
The relatives from away were: Miles Allen and wife, Mrs. Lottie Johnson and Otis Allen of Meridian, Oklahoma, Mrs. Write and Mrs. Booth of Tonkawa, Oklahoma.  Besides the immediate family he leaves two brothers and one sister, one brother living in Wisconsin and other brother and sister living in Washington.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones in this sad hour.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank all those during the illness of our families and the last illness of our beloved husband and father. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Caroline Allen
Mr & Mrs. D. T. Sherrard
Mr & Mrs. J. C. Jacobs
Mr & Mrs. H. O. Clifton
Mr & Mrs. F. M. Evans
Mr & Mrs. R. S. Allen
Mr & Mrs. T. F. Allen  
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Brenda Reeder   Rooks County Coordinator