ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

BACON, MRS.

Grandma Bacon died Monday morning. The funeral services were held at the house, conducted by Rev. Howard of Moran. The remains were interred in the Moran cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community. (The Iola Register, July 26, 1895)

BALAND, C.

C. Baland, one of the old settlers of Allen county, died at his home east of Humboldt Sunday. Mr. Baland came to Humboldt in 1856. He was postmaster in the latter '60s. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. McQuestion. A large number of friends were in attendance. (The Iola Register, August 8, 1902)

BARNETT, JOHN

Sept. 18 - John Barnett met his death in a sad way Monday night. He was driving to his home southwest of Humboldt and in some manner the team became frightened and ran away throwing Mr. Barnett from the wagon. He was stunned by the fall and lay as he had fallen with his face crushed into the mud. When he was found the next morning he was dead, having been smothered. The coroner was notified and an inquest was held but no verdict has been rendered at this writing. (The Iola Register, September 21, 1900)

BODINE, ERIE MRS.

Mrs. Erie Bodine died of typhoid fever at her home west of Savonburg Sunday Sept. 9th. The remains were interred in the Swedish Cemetery Monday. Mrs. Bodine leaves a husband and many friends to mourn her loss. (The Iola Register, September 21, 1900)

BROUGHTON, MRS.

Stony Point - Aug. 6. - Grandma Broughton departed from this life at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of about three weeks. The funeral services were conducted by a preacher from Indiana at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon, after which she was laid to rest in the Bronson Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. (The Iola Register, August 8, 1902)

CROWELL, CHARLIE

Little Charlie Crowell who had reached the 10th year of his life last October, passed calmly away to the spirit land on May 18, after but 10 days of sickness.

At the close of the school taught by his aunt, Miss Crosby, he was one of the most lively and seeming hearty participants in the calthenics. But on Tuesday following inflammation of the bowels began to show its effects upon his usually healthy body, and although every precaution and remedy that experienced and devoted parents aided by skilful physicians could apply were used, all proved unavailing, and suffering but patient he passed away.

A little associate who herself is a lovable child, said of him, "Charlie was a little Christian." His Sunday School class crowded about his coffin adorning it with their floral offerings. His pall bearers were youths of our Sunday School. (The Iola Register, May 30, 1890)

ELLIS, A. W.

A. W. Ellis, died Saturday night after a painful illness of more than two years duration. Mr. Ellis had long been a sufferer from cancer and death brought the relief he had sought in vain among physicians. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday morning at 10:30 and were in charge of the Masonic lodge. (The Iola Register, February 19, 1897)

GILCHRIST, MRS.

Mrs. Gilchrist died at her home at Humboldt last week of paralysis. She remained conscious for nearly a week after the stroke and died calmly. (The Iola Register, March 22, 1889)

HALSTEAD, ALTIE

Little Altie Halstead died last Friday evening, and was buried Saturday afternoon. (The Iola Register, May 30, 1890)

HART, CHILD

A child of Mr. Hart's who lives between Moran and La Harpe, died Saturday and was taken to Humboldt Sunday for interment. (The Iola Register, November 12, 1897)

HENDRICKS, TWINS

Both of the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks died one on Saturday and one on Monday. They were taken up on Owl Creek, and buried in Heartwig Cemetery, one on Sunday and the other on Tuesday. (The Iola Register, May 30, 1890)

HOLTSCHNEIDER, W. H.

W. H. Holtschneider, the Humboldt cigar man, died the first of the week from la grippe. (The Iola Register, February 21, 1890)

HUGH, MR.

Mr. Hugh, a cousin of Wm Overholts died at his home in Humboldt last Thursday. The remains were taken to Ohio for burial. (The Iola Register, November 11, 1898)

McCORLING, JAMES

James McCorling who lived on the Thrasher farm a few years ago, died after a short illness at Humboldt a week or two ago. (The Iola Register, April 2, 1886)

McELHANY MARY

Mrs. Mary McElhaney died at her home in Humboldt Monday night at midnight. She had been ill for three weeks with a blood trouble and her constitution was unable to throw off the poison. Mrs. McElhany was known to everyone in Humboldt having been in business here for years. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss and sympathize with her son George and her sister Sarah Morgan in their trouble. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church and was attended by a large concourse of friends. (The Iola Register, September 21, 1900)

McHENRY, INFANT

An infant of D. McHenry's died last Saturday and his wife died Monday. They were buried in the Salem cemetery. He has the sympathy of all his neighbors. (The Iola Register, April 2, 1886

McHENRY, MRS.

An infant of D. McHenry's died last Saturday and his wife died Monday. They were buried in the Salem cemetery. He has the sympathy of all his neighbors. (The Iola Register, April 2, 1886

MILLER, GEO.

A telegram was received from Osawatomie Monday telling of the death of Geo. Miller. Mrs. Miller went up on the afternoon train. Mr. Miller who was in Ft. Scott went direct from there. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow. The remains were brought to Moran Monday night. The funeral services were held Wednesday. (The Iola Register, November 12, 1897)

MOORE, MRS.

Mrs. Moore of Humboldt who died at the home of her son Howard was buried at the Grand View Cemetery last Friday. (The Iola Register, April 4, 1902)

MUECKE, R.

Humboldt - Mr. R. Muecke a well known farmer living south of Humboldt died at his home Friday night. He had been very sick with pneumonia for several weeks. The funeral services were held from the Catholic Church Monday. Mr. Mueche leaves a large number of friends and relatives who mourn his loss. (The Iola Register, November 8, 1901)

NELSON, MRS.

Mrs. Nelson the aged mother of Swan Olson, died last Friday and was buried Sunday afternoon. She left a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. (The Iola Register, February 19, 1897)

PERKINS, BEN

Ben, a brother of our neighbor L. Perkins, died at Garnett Saturday, Dec. 15, and was buried in the Geneva Cemetery. (The Iola Register, January 4, 1901)

REDFIELD, W. A.

W. A. Redfield, one of the old residents of Humboldt, died at his home at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. He had been in poor health for some time but an attack of la grippe was the immediate cause of his death. (The Iola Register, January 20, 1899)

REECE, FRED

Fred Reece had many friends who will regret to learn of his death which occurred at his home at E. D. Cain's on last Wednesday Sept. 5. Mr. Reece had lived in Kansas several years making his home at E. D. Cain's where he was tenderly cared for during his last illness. (The Iola Register, September 21, 1900)

REED, CAROLINE E.

Mrs. Jim Reed Dead - Died, at her home in Iola, at nine o'clock on the morning of December 8, 1898, Caroline E., wife of James Reed, in the sixtieth year of her age. The funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the United Brethren church, Rev. N. L. Vezie officiating.

Mrs. Reed was a sister of Amos Daily and Misses Mattie and Kate Daily and came to Kansas in the early sixties. For many years she has lived in Iola, but ill health and a continual struggle with misfortune and poverty have kept her so closely confined to her home that she was very little known. She was never a strong woman and some time ago she contracted a cold which hung on, finally developing into pneumonia, from which she died. She leaves a husband and two children, Elsie and Jesse, both grown up to mourn her loss. (The Iola Register, December 16, 1898)

RUSH, WALTER MRS.

Mrs. Walter Rush died at her home two miles south of Piqua. She has been a sufferer for years and to her death was a welcome visitor. The funeral services were continued at the house by Rev. Hankins and the remains afterward interred in the DeWitt cemetery. She leaves a husband, two sons, a father and sisters to mourn her loss, and to these we would offer our heartfelt sympathies. (The Iola Register, September 22, 1899)

SAVAGE, CAROLINE

Mrs. Caroline Savage, died last Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness. She had suffered greatly from cancer for over a year. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Friday, Feb. 12th under the auspices of the Select Friends of which the deceased was a member. (The Iola Register, February 19, 1897)

SMITH, CHAS.

J. H. Jamison received a message from his wife Monday stating that her son, Chas. Smith was dead. He left for Ft. Scott immediately to attend the funeral. (The Iola Register, September 21, 1900)

SOMMERS, JOHN

John Sommers, died at his home in Humboldt Friday night. Mr. Sommers was quite aged and his death was not unexpected. The funeral was held at the Catholic Church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and was attended by a large concourse of friends. (The Iola Register, February 23, 1900)

THOMPSON, GEO. MRS.

Mrs. Geo. Thompson, who has suffered so long and patiently, entered into rest on Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss and loneliness. (The Iola Register, January 4, 1901)

VATERS, DAUGHTER

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaters, died last Wednesday of spinal meningitis, and was buried in the Geneva cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Irwin. (The Iola Register, January 4, 1901)

WILCOX, FRANCES M.

Miss Frances M. Wilcos, a well known teacher in the Humboldt schools, died at her home in that city on Monday, March 15. (The Iola Register, March 26, 1886)

WILLIAMS, KENNETH

Died, August 4th at noon, after a short illness, Kenneth Williams, youngest child of Tip and Roseana Williams. Little Kenneth was a bright promising child of 18 months but the disease that is so fatal to the little ones claimed the babe. (The Iola Register, August 8, 1902)

WOODS, "DOC" MRS.

Mrs. Woods, wife of "Doc" Woods died at the home in Humboldt last night of typhoid fever. Mrs. Woods had lived in Humboldt many years and was widely known and esteemed. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. (The Iola Register, September 9, 1898)

JAMISON, JAMES B.

Dated 4 Sep 1873 - James B. Jamison, the original owner of the celebrated Jamison Oil Farm, upon which the town of Petrolia (KS) is being built, committed suicide Thursday morning. [Source: Pioneer Times. Oct. 1987, Vol 11, No 4. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]

SIGLER, EDITH J. SANDERS

Mrs Jack Sigler, 39 died 7pm last night in her home. 424 South Kentucky. The funeral will be at 2pm Saturday at Waugh Funeral Home. The Rev. W E VanPatton of Trinity Methodist Episopal Church will conduct the services and interment will be made in Highland Cem. The deceased lived in Iola about 10 years. The survivers are her husband, two sons Dale 3 and Russell 5 one daughter Marjorie 8; Mrs Rueben Sanuders, Ogden, Ks mother and four sisters and four brothers who live at a distance. (Iola Register, Friday, Aug. 14, 1931 submitted by Lois G. Lester)

SIGLER, LEILA ANNABELL HERSHEY

Lelia A. Sigler.. died at the Wesley Center , Wichita. She was 75 years old. .... She lived in Iola until she moves to Wicitia in 1963. She was a licensed practical nurse and worled a mumber of years at Wesley Med. Center before she retired. She was a member of the Seventhday Adventist Church. On March 1, 1934 she married Vuew F Sigler and he died 8 Nov 1968. Survivors include 2 sons, Richard Sigler of Humboldt and John Joe Sigler of Wichita 2 daughters Joyce Roush of North Newton and Lorna Smith of Salina, 2 brothers Albert Earl Hershey Philladelphia, Pa. and Bill Hersey of Park City, Ks, a sister Allene Youngcamp, Concord Calif. 13 grandchildren and 4 gr grand children. .... Srevices Wed, at 11am Waugh... Chapel Pastor Ed Jumper will officate. Interment will be Highland Cem. (Iola Register, September 26, 1988, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

SIGLER, VUEW FRANKLIN

Vuew F Sigler, 59, died Friday morning at the Pine Crest Care Home in Humboldt. He was born at Bayard Sep 2, 1909 and had lived his entire life in Allen County. He was a veteran of World War II and an interior decorator by trade. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivers include the widow Lella and three sons, Richard and Jerry Sigler of Chanute. and John Sigler of Wichita, two daughters Joyce Roush and Lorna Sigler both of Wichita and a sister Mrs Alice Bennett of Crystal Lake Ill. and 7 grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday at 2pm at the Waugh Funeral Home with the Rev Means officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery at Mildred. (Iola Register, November 9, 1968, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

BENNETT, ALICE HOLT

Alice Holt Bennett, 74, of Kansas City, Kans. died this morning Jan 22 at Providence -St Margaret Hospital. in Kansas City. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Waugh -Yokum FuneralHome. (Iola Register, January 22, 1979, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

BENNETT, ALICE IRENE SIGLER

The Rev. William Travis will officate at the funeral of Alice Sigler Bennett, 74, at 2 pm Wdenesday at the Waugh-Yokum Funeral Home . She was born Feb 17, 1904 in Mildred, the daughter of Henry Franklin and Martha Sigler. She was married to Hugh Holt and later to John Bennett, Mr Bennett preceeded her in death in 1957. Survuvers included a son, Robert Holt of KC; two daughters Della Hamilton of KC, Ks and Eilene DeCant of Crystal Lake, Ill. and eight grandchildren. (Iola Register, January 23, 1979, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

SIGLER, MYRTLE MAE STROUP

Mrs Clare Sigler dies to Iola in 1904

Mrs Clare Sigler who lived in Iola most of her life, died last night at her home 506 N Buckeye. She was 56 years old. Mrs Sigler was born in Burlingtonm she leaves a daughter, Mrs Paul Walden, Iola. five grandchildren four sisters, Mrs Ella Hoke and Mrs Cora Powers, Iola, Mrs Elizabeth Workmen and Mrs Leona Angell, KC, Ks, two brothers Dan Stroup and Francis Pete Stroup of Iola. Services will be conducted by Elder Robert Vohs..t 2pm Thursday inthe Waugh Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. (Iola Register, January 26, 1956, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

SIGLER, CLARE WILLIAM

Clare W Sigler, 57 0f 506 North Buckey died this morning at the Allen County Hospitla. Mr Sigler was born at Moran. He lived in Iola and Allen County all of his life. Survivors include a daughter Mrs Phyllis Walden of Iola a sister Mrs Alice Bennett of KS, Ks an brother View Sigler of Iola and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2pm Thursday at the Waugh Funeral Home with the Rev Earl Bell offication. Burial will be in Highland cemtery. (Iola Register, May 19, 1965, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

HAMILTON, ELNORA B.

Mr and Mrs J L Sigler arrived on the noon train today from their home in Ogden, Kansas. Called by the death of Mr Siglers sister, Mrs R C Hamilton of Atlanta, Ks. (Iola Register, September 24, 1921, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

HAMILTON, ELNORA BELLE SIGLER

Word was recieved here last evening telling the sad news of the death of Mrs. R C Hamilton on the way to the hosptial at Atlanta, Kansas yesterday morning. The body will be brought here for burial srriving on the 4 o'clock train in the morning. The funeral services were held at the Adams and Hesser Chapel on Monday at 1pm Mrs Hamilton is the daugther of Mr and Mrs H F Sigler of 224 N 1st St. Her husband Roy C Hamilton, View E Hamilton and daughter Lousie Hamilton survive. (Iola Register, September 24, 1921, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

SIGLER, MARTHA ANN HELMLINGER

Martha Ann Sigler 90, a long time resident of Allen County died yesterday at the General Hospital, Kansas City. Born in Indiana, Mrs Sigler came to Kansas at an early age and spent most of her adult life in Iola. About five years ago she moved to Kansas City to make her home with her daughter Mrs Alice Bennett. In addition to her daughter she leaves two sons, Clare and View Sigler, Iola, 11 grandchildren and 21 grt grandchildren. Services will be announced later by the Waugh Funeral Home. (Iola Register, July 5, 1960, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

MATTESON, DURSILLA HELMLINGER

Mrs Drusilla Matteson Dies at Home Here.

Mrs. Drusilla Mattesson 75, died last night at ther home at 706 South Chestnut. mrs Matteson was born in Plymouth, Indiana, and came to Kansas in 1890. She had been a resident of Iola for 23 yrs. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Maud Crocker, Iola, Mrs Theta Poling Bartesville, Ok., and Miss Elva Matteson of the home. Two sons Edgar L and Lawerence, both of Iola, also survive as do 11 grandchildren and 2 grt. grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Waugh Funeral Home at 2pm tomorrow with the Rev, H.O. Orndoff in charge. Burial will be in the Iola Cemtery. (Iola Register, October 29, 1942, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

BARKER, MARTHA J. WALKER

Mrs. Barker who has been very ill passed away Thursday night. Martha Jane Walker was born in Sciota Co., Ohio in 1834 and died November 18 1920 at the home of her son Wesley Zornes, aged 89 years 3 mo. and 20 days.

She was married to Rollin Zornes in 1852 and to this union were born three children, two Wesley of this place and Thomas of Cato who survive her. Mr. Zornes died about 1861 and in 1864 she married to Mr. Hazelbaker. To this union was born two children, one son Jake of Yale, Oklahoma.

Mr Hazelbaker died and she married Mr Barker 1882 and he preceded her to the heavenly land. She was a good wife and mother and a Christian, having united with the church when quite young.

The funeral services were conducted at the Fair View church Sunday P.M. by Rev. Ermery and she was laid to rest in the cemetery. Besides the three sons and there family a number of other relatives survive her who have the sympathy of all. (Moran Herald, Allen County, Friday, December 3, 1920, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

HUESTON, FRANCIS E.

The following were relatives of the late Mrs F.E. Hueston have returned to their respective homes after attending the funeral. Monday ; her sister Mrs Fred Ash of Stillwater, Ok., her nephew and wife of Cushing, Ok. Mr and Mrs Chet Eberhart and family of Eldorado, Ks. and Mr and Mrs. Eldon Hueston Chicago, Mr and Mrs Atchison and Mr and Mrs. Marvin Vaughn of Denver, a niece Mrs Velma Luckstead and husband of Newkirk, Ok. and Mr and Mrs Conrad Jackson Jr of Elsmore. (Allen County, Moran Herald, September 25, 1947, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

ZORNES, OTIS A.

Otis A. Zornes, 65, well know Allen county farmer, died Tuesday evening at him home near Morna.

Mr. Zornes was born at Fort Scott and spent all of his life in Bourbon and Allen counties farming tn the Moran community for many years.

He leaves his wife of the home and five sons, Larry of the home, Ronald of
Kincaid, Orville of Dunweg, Mo., C.W. of Bronson and Dale of Grandview, Mo. four daughters Leola Vannatta Kincaid, Jane Herman, Derby, Iva Stotler Colony, and Ida Mancusco of Columbus, Ga. three sisters Irma Smith of Moranm Ollie Adams and Minnie Eagle of Iola. and one brother Morton Bud Zornes of Moran.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Teffler at 2pm Friday in the Fairview Church, Mildred . Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery. (Iola Register, Allen County, Thursday, February 1, 1962, submitted by Lois G. Lester)

DURNING, MARY J.

Mrs. Mary Durning Dead.

Was Former Resident of Yates Center and Humbolt.

Mrs. Mary J. Durning, wife of D. P. Durning at their home 304 North Eteuben Avenue, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of several months, caused from cancer.

The funeral service will be held at the home Saturday at 10 a.m. and interment will be in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Durning was the last of a family of seven children to pass away. All the family except Mrs. Durning lived in Illinois.

October 8, 1863, she was married to D. P. Durning at her father's home. They moved to Kansas in September of 1871, and lived in Woodson county about nine years. They moved to Humboldt in 1880, living there until three years ago, when they moved to their present home in this city. There were no children.--Chanute Tribune. (Iola Daily Register, August 15, 1913, submitted by Debra Burgess)


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