Butler  County,  Kansas
 

LETZKUS,  RICHARD

Richard Letzkus Lived Twenty-Six Years In Butler

Richard Letzkus, 81, passed away at his home, 629 South Topeka street, at 9:45 Thursday evening, August 17. He suffered with lung trouble and had been bedfast a month.

Funeral services will probably be held from the home Sunday. The hour has not definitely been decided. A Potwin minister will conduct the funeral. Interment will be held in the West cemetery.

Mr. Letzkus was born April 5, 1835, in Wheeling, W.Va. He served time in the Civil War conflict, receiving an honorable discharge. He came to Kansas in 1866 locating in Cherokee county. From there he came to Butler county and to El Dorado where he has resided for the last 26 years. Many friends mourn his passing.

Surviving are four children, Ivan Letzkus and Harry Letzkus, of El Dorado; Mrs. Dollie Hall, of Potwin, and Ellis Letzkus, of Shell, Wyoming. Two brothers, John and Joe Letzkus, and one sister, of Wheeling, W.Va., also survive.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ August 25, 1916 ~ Page 1 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

LETZKUS,  DANIEL

Daniel W. Letzkus, 34 years, 1 month, 15 days old, died at the Topeka State hospital, January 5, at 5 p.m. He was born Nov. 22, 1876, in Cherokee county, Kansas, 2 1/2 miles north east of Weir City. At the age of 9 years, he with his parents moved to El Dorado, Kansas, where he lived with his parents until 1900, when he was married to Mrs. Annie Kline and moved to Norwich, where he made his home until the time of his illness, 1909, when he was taken to the hospital and after staying there 16 months he departed this life to answer to his master's call. He united with the M.E. church of this city at the age of 19 years and has since tried to live a Christian life.

He had been a member of the M.W.A. order since 1904 and was a faithful worker. He was laid to rest in the West cemetery, on January 8. All relatives were present except Dollie, his sister, in Colorado, and his wife in Norwich, Kansas.
(El Dorado Daily Republican ~ Wednesday ~ January 11, 1911 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

COWLES,  ALLISON

Allison Cowles Dies Tuesday of Typhoid

Allison Cowles, aged 27 years, died Tuesday, January 10, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he had been employed some time as foreman in the electrical shops. Mrs. Cowles, his mother, who resides on Merchant street, received a telegram Tuesday evening that her son was seriously sick with typhoid fever. She left on the 11 p.m.; Mo Pacific. Wednesday morning the family here received a telegram that he is dead and Edgar the youngest son, left at once to accompany his mother and the body of his brother, to El Dorado.

Mr. Cowles was born on the Cowles farm near El Dorado November 19, 1883, and spent much of his life in this city. He was unmarried, an excellent young man, steady and industrious. His death is mourned by many friends.

Surviving are his mother, two sisters, Olive and Clara, and one brother, Edgar.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.
(El Dorado Daily Republican ~ Wednesday ~ January 11, 1911 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

LEONARD,  LEOTI

Mrs. R.C. Leonard Dead

Mrs. Leoti Leonard, wife of R.C. Leonard, died in St. Francis hospital Wichita, Wednesday, following a surgical operation. The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church at 2:30 Friday. The body may be viewed at the home on Third Avenue from 9 until 11 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. J.Q. Durfey, pastor of the church. Interment in West cemetery. Mrs. Leonard is survived by her husband, Rinehart C. Leonard, two daughters, Misses Ora and Elsie; her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Tate, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Louderman of El Dorado and Mrs. Charles Bailey of Oklahoma; one brother, Will Tate, Ponca City, Okla.; and a nephew, Vernon Powers, now in training camp at Kearney, San Diego, Calif. All are here for the funeral except Mr. Powers.
(Walnut Valley Times ~ Friday ~ December 21, 1917 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

CURTIS,  GEORGE  G.

In Memoriam

G.G. Curtis was born July 24, 1838, in Indiana. Was married to Lizzie Vervalin in 1865 at Evansville, Wisconsin. Four children were  born to this union. Three are still living, G.M. Curtis, Mrs. J.H. Callon of Gage, Okla., and Mrs. F.B. Burner of El Dorado. One child died when a babe.

The deceased also left four brothers and four sisters, three of whom are here: Mr. A.C. Curtis of Lake City, Iowa, W.S. Curtis and Mrs. Nida both from Oklahoma.

Mr. Curtis enlisted in the army soon after his marriage where he served his country until he received an honorable discharge at the close of the war. His wife died in 1872.

In 1874 he was married to Mrs. Martha Williams, who is still living in Florida at the age of 81. No father was ever more loving and beloved. A kind parent, true husband and such a companion to old or young. He spent several summers with his children in Oklahoma and will be sadly missed.

He united with the Christian church in early manhood and lived in the faith. Each day his sunny self-sacrificing life bore record of his true love for all. Rest Father Dear, you cannot return but we can come to you.
(Walnut Valley Times ~ El Dorado, KS ~ Friday ~ December 21, 1917 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

MOORE,  VIRGIL

Virgil Moore, 11-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Moore, 122 North Fremont street, died at the home of his parents about midnight after suffering several days from a relapse from scarlet fever. Virgil contracted the disease about a month ago and seemed to be improving satisfactorily, when he became ill again and for the past several days was in a grave condition. No further arrangements have been made yet, but it was said this morning that services will probably be held Saturday and burial made here. In addition to his parents, Virgil leaves a younger brother to mourn his loss.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ July 20, 1920 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

SOLOMON,  WILLARD

Willard Solomon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Solomon of Augusta died Sunday evening in the St. Francis hospital at Wichita of pneumonia.

Mr. Solomon was 26 years old and had been married less than a year to Miss Lena Rivers of El Dorado who lives here on West Sixth street. She and his parents, three sisters, and four brothers survive his loss.

Mr. Solomon served eight months in France where he contracted the influenza  which resulted in an abcess on his lung later developed into pneumonia which caused his death. - Augusta Gazette.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ July 20, 1920 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

BUCKLEY,  ALEXANDER  "ALEX"  MICHAEL

Alexander “Alex” Michael Buckley, 24, passed away, peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Alex died after a hard-fought battle with addiction.

A longtime resident of El Dorado, Alex was born in Butte, Montana on March 10, 1993. He is survived by his parents, Brent and Jessica Buckley; his younger brothers Nick Buckley and Zack Buckley; his paternal grandparents, Larry and Julie Buckley of Butte, Montana; his maternal grandparents, Will and June Goldberg of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and his maternal grandmother, Penny Goldberg of El Dorado. Additionally, he is survived by close family and friends across the U.S. and Europe.
Alex is a 2011 graduate of El Dorado High School. Alex joined the Kansas Army National Guard and graduated from U.S. Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training in 2012 at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Alex earned the military specialty of 11B (Infantryman) and was also selected to be on the tactical demonstration squad during graduation. Throughout his life, Alex pursued mixed martial arts, shooting, golf, running, hockey, cycling, bowling, movies and computer gaming. Most recently, Alex had been enjoying a job with Amazon in the Kansas City, Kansas area. All summer his head was held high, he was spending lots of time with family and friends and the world was starting to become his oyster.

Although acknowledged as a warrior with an ever-present sense of humor, he was mostly known by all for his kind and gentle heart. Alex was a friend like no other and never failed to brighten whichever room he entered.

A memorial service will be held at Carlson in El Dorado at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family urges donations be made to benefit the Oxford House concept of group homes for recovering substance abusers. Oxford Houses of Kansas.
(Carlson Funeral Home)

JOHNSON,  ALICE

Alice’s life began on January 18, 1941 in Oaks, OK. She is the daughter of Lester and Lenora Anna (Davis) Stapleton. Alice is a graduate of Eskridge High School and attended college to study Art. She was united in marriage to Robert A. Johnson on January 12, 1957 in Council Grove. Alice enjoyed playing pitch with her clubs in Hutchison and at the VFW in El Dorado, and her bunco club. She is a member of the Church of God International. Alice’s loving family includes her husband Robert of El Dorado; children Dr. Rosemarie “Rose” A. (Bob Janssen) Johnson-Wilson of El Dorado, Silvia J. Johnson of Washington, DC, Lorena May (John) Case of Hutchison, Robert (Rachael Lopez) Johnson, Jr. of Garden City; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and sisters Evelina J. Van Fossen of Missouri and Ida Mae Kraus of Park City. Alice passed away on September 1, 2017 at Lakepoint of El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Raymond, Edward, and Irvin Stapleton. Her family will gather with friends on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held on 11 a.m. led by Pastor Max Davis. She will be laid to rest in Benton Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the family in care of Rose Wilson. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Alice at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.
(Carlson Funeral Home)

BRENTON,  ROSE  "ANNETTE"

Rose “Annette” Brenton was born on September 24, 1960 in Wichita, KS the daughter of Alva and Lois (Bachelder) Moore. Annette passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017 at the age of 56 in El Dorado. She graduated from Flinthills High School in Rosalia in 1978 and October 28, 1978, married Marty Brenton. She attended and graduated from Butler County Community College in 1993. Annette was a compassionate and hardworking woman. She loved her family and helping others. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and member of the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. She leaves behind her children and their spouses, Tyson and Emily Brenton of Rosalia; Justin and Shelly (Brenton) Decker of Eureka; grandchildren Toby and Trey Brenton, Brentley and Mayley Decker; siblings and their spouses Alan and Kathy Moore of Rosalia; Ava and Don Wedel of El Dorado; Tom and Faye Moore of Cassoday; several nieces and nephews as well as several great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Valetta Austin. Friends may gather with the family from 10-11 am on Thursday, September 7 at the Blankenship Cemetery in Rosalia where a graveside service will be held at 11 am led by Rev. Andrew Conard of The First United Methodist Church of El Dorado. Memorial contributions in Annette’s name may be directed to the Rosalia Volunteer Fire Department and the First United Methodist Church of El Dorado.
(Carlson - Kirby-Morris Funeral Home)

COASH,  KEVIN

Kevin’s life began on June 20, 1988 in Wichita. He is the son of Michael G. and Vicki M. (Coffel) Coash. Kevin attended Butler Community College, Wichita State University, Kansas University, and Bethel College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education. He was a second grade teacher at Derby Hills Grade School in Derby. Kevin was a very talented musician, serving as a church organist; he enjoyed painting, writing poetry, gardening and kayaking. He had a keen intellect and had extreme interest in all religions and customs. His loving family includes his mother Vicki Coash of El Dorado, sister Melissa Coash and nephew Brodi Coash of El Dorado, grandmother Donna Coash of Concordia. Kevin passed away on June 15, 2017 at his home. He is preceded in death by his father Michael Coash, grandfathers Gene Coash and Harry Coffel and grandmother Helen Coffel. Kevin’s family will gather with friends on Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, El Dorado where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. led by Dr. Reverend Robin Abel. He will be laid to rest in Bella Vista Cemetery, El Dorado at a later date. Memorial contributions in Kevin’s name may be directed to N.A.M.I. Wichita (555 N. Woodlawn Wichita 67208). Carlson Funeral Home is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Kevin at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.
(Carlson Funeral Home)

KNOLL,  JESSICA

Jessica’s life began on February 11, 1984, the daughter of Frederick and Randy (Collins) Solis at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Jessica graduated from Bluestem High School in 2002 and Wichita State with her RN/BSN degree in 2006. She married Ryan Knoll on May 19, 2006. He preceded her in death in 2014.

Jess was a deep thoughtful person, brilliant, adventurous, and had a real zeal for life. She was a caregiver, artistic, loved books, ancient history and civilization, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, crafts and loved her dogs.

Her loving family includes her parents, Fred and Randy Solis of El Dorado; fiancé, Erik Buck of Wichita; brothers, Adam Solis (Sheryl) of El Dorado, Clint Solis (Jessica) of Derby; sister, Anna Solis of El Dorado; nephews, Conner and Apollo Solis. Jessica passed away, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home in Wichita, having reached the young age of 33 years old.

Her family will gather with friends for an informal memorial service on Saturday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kirby-Morris Reception Center at 224 W. Ash in El Dorado.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 1110 N. Emporia, Wichita, Kansas 67214. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Jessica at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.
(Kirby-Morris Funeral Home)

URBAN,  FORREST  HENRY

Forrest Henry Urban, 100, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. 

Memorial service will be held 
at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Dunsford Funeral Home in Augusta.

Forrest was born on Dec. 26, 1916, to Walter and Vida (Seneker) Urban in Wichita. Forrest was a dairy farmer. Forrest served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed puzzles and carpentry and loved his family very much.

He is survived by: his son, Merle and wife Debra Urban of Augusta; grandchildren, Wilena and husband Keith Tuschhoff of Augusta, Christy and husband Jason Riddle of Augusta, and Lori and husband Lauren Sinclair of West Melbourne, Fla.; great grandchildren, Conne Riddle, Joshua Riddle, Jacob Riddle, Jolene Sinclair, Forrest Tuschhoff, Toby Sinclair, Lola Tuschhoff.
Forrest was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Connie and sister, Geneva Holderman.

Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, Augusta. 
www.dunsfordfh.com.
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Augusta, Kansas
(Submitted by Marland Boucher)

ADAIR,  DORIS  JEAN

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Rose Hill woman who was found near the Oklahoma state line Thursday night, authorities said Friday.

Dixie Adair, 86, was found about 8 p.m. Thursday perhaps 200 feet north of her abandoned car, Sumner County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Westmoreland said. Her car was found by a family member on 200th Street South, known locally as State Line Road, west of Meridian earlier in the day Thursday.

Adair had been reported missing after spending the weekend at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert on Tuesday, stating she had a heart condition and takes medication for it.

The casino verified she stayed there and left alone in her vehicle at 10:20 a.m. Monday, according to the KBI. She drove west toward U.S. 81.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Friday ~ October 13, 2017)

Adair, Dixie Jean 86, Retired Parts Analyst from Beechcraft, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Downing & Lahey East. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at University Congregational Church 9209 E. 29th St N., Wichita, KS. Reception immediately following. Interment at Dunlap Cemetery Rose Hill, KS. Dixie was an avid duplicate bridge player and achieved the level of Silver Life Master. She thoroughly enjoyed life, family and friends, and never met a stranger. Preceded in death by her husband, Joebob Adair; parents, O.S. and Tessie Bertram; sister, Dorothy (Aubrey) Farel; brother, Joe Rex (Dorothy) Bertram. Survived by her son, Brett Adair of Rose Hill, KS; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established with the , 1861 N. Rock Rd., #380, Wichita, KS 67206. Share tributes online at: www.dlwichita.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Monday ~ October 16, 2017)

JOSEPH,  WAITMAN

Died: At his home near Potwin on Thursday, March 1st, Waitman F. Joseph, aged 85 years. Mr. Joseph was one of the pioneers of Butler county and one of her wealthiest citizens. He owned over 1,200 acres of land besides several hundred cattle and other stock. The funeral occurred today and he was laid to rest in Potwin cemetery.
(Walnut Valley Times ~ Saturday ~ March 3, 1894 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

GAMBLE,  JOHN  (DR.)

Died : At his home seven miles south of the city on Saturday, March 3rd, Dr. John Gamble, aged about 78 years. The funeral occurs tomorrow afternoon and he will be interred in West cemetery. Dr. Gamble was a good man, an excellent citizen and true friend.
(Walnut Valley Times ~ Saturday ~ March 3, 1894 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

GAMBLE,  LAWRENCE  J.

A thirteen year old son of B.C. Gamble, of Spring township, met with his death last evening in a shocking manner. It seems that the boy and his father were out with a team gathering feed, the father being on the ground, the boy in the wagon, when the team became frightened and ran away, throwing the boy out against a tree, breaking his arm and crushing his skull, instantly killing him. The funeral services were held today. This is as near as we can learn regarding the facts, as the parents are nearly crazed with grief over the affair. We extend to the bereaved parents our heartfelt sympathy.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ November 12, 1886 ~ Page 4 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

GAMBLE,  BENJAMIN  C.

B. C. Gamble, Candidate For Com. Killed In Auto Smash.

B.C. Gamble, prominent stockman and farmer, and a candidate for county commissioner on the Democratic ticket was killed about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when a Ford car in which he was riding turned turtle on the Haverhill road near the Prairie Pipe Line Company's tank farm, four miles south of town.

The car driven by J.H. McDowell, his son-in-law, was going at a lively rate of speed. Mr. McDowell tried to pass an Overland car in front driven by Will Clark, of Haverhill just as he came to a small culvert which crosses the road. The Overland car was on the culvert was too narrow and Mr. McDowell turned out to the left to go around it. One wheel hit the edge of the circular cement drain, the car turning completely over, the back end of the  machine standing ten or fifteen feet in the air with the back of the car against a telephone pole at the left side of the road.

Mr. Gamble in the back seat was thrown about twenty feet south lighting on his head. Mr. McDowell and small son, Amos, who were in the front seat, were thrown under the machine and the fact that the car rested against the telephone pole probably saved their lives. It is presumed that Mr. Gamble's head struck the telephone pole. The top was down. Mr. McDowell was uninjured. His son is bruised by not seriously hurt. Mr. McDowell rushed to his father-in-law's aid. Tank builders and workmen at the Prairie farm hurried to the aid of the injured main. Physicians from El Dorado were summoned. Dr. Dillenbeck arrived first, then Dr. R.B. Earp and Dr. J.L. Eyman. Mr. Gamble lived about 45 minutes or until 4:50 o'clock. About 4:30 o'clock he was revived. He managed with help to sit up and tried to talk.

Mr. Gamble's body was taken to his home which is about four miles from the scene of the accident. Mr. McDowell and son and Mr. Gamble had been to El Dorado during the afternoon and were returning home. Mr. McDowell resides at Haverhill.

B.C. Gamble was a representative Butler county farmer and stockman. He was a native of Indiana. He was born in 1843 and was a son of Dr. John and Jane Thompson, natives of Ohio. B.C. Gamble was the only surviving member of his family.

Mr. Gamble was united in marriage in 1872 in Indiana to Miss Susan J. Harshman, a native of that state.

B.C. Gamble and his wife came to Butler county at the time her parents came, in 1880, and Mr. Gamble bought 120 acres of land in the southern part of El Dorado township where he has since been successfully engaged in general farming. He was also quite an extensive stock raiser and had met with success, generally in his undertakings.

Mr. Gamble is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Mary Maxwell, Potwin, Kan.; Mrs.  Nora B. Shoots, Bellefontaine, Ohio; M.T. Gamble, Leon, Mrs. Louisa McDowell, Haverhill and Mrs. Kate Bals, Augusta.

Mr. Gamble had always taken a praiseworthy interest in local affairs and in the well being of the community. He had held a number of offices of trust and responsibility and was serving as trustee of El Dorado township. The family are members of the United Brethren church. Mr. Gamble was of that genial type of people who make many friends, and was highly respected among his neighbors and friends.

No definite funeral arrangements have been made awaiting word from a daughter in Ohio. Rev. J.Q. Durfey, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will conduct them and interment will probably be in the West cemetery.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ November 3, 1916 ~ Page 6 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

HAWK,  ISABELLE

Isabelle Owens Hawk was born Aug. 3, 1842, in Owens County, Indiana. About three years ago the family moved to Colorado where they lived until this spring, when they came to Butler to visit their daughter, Mrs. Charles Stipe. Isabelle Owens was married to William Hawk in 1863. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss, four have preceded her to the brighter world. She was a faithful christian, patiently suffering from stomach trouble for a long time, which eventually led to her insanity and death. She was taken to El Dorado for treatment but nothing could be done to relieve her suffering or to regain her right mind which she lost about two weeks ago. She died in El Dorado Thursday morning, August 31, 1905, and was taken to Elbing, Friday morning, for burial.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ September 15, 1905 ~ Page 1 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

SENSENBAUGH,  SARAH

Mrs. Sarah Hoover-Sensenbaugh died recently in Latham. The deceased was born June 21, 1825, was married to Paul Sensenbaugh in 1848 in Martinburg, Blair county, Pa., and five children were born to this union, three of whom are living.  With her husband she came to Kansas in 1864, locating on Hickory creek, where she has since resided. She had been a member of the M.E. church for fifty years.

The funeral was held at the Brownlow school house Thursday afternoon, August 31, conducted by Rev. Mawsdsley.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ September 15, 1905 ~ Page 1 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

BAILEY,  BERT

Bert Bailey, a bright young school teacher of  near Douglass, died Thursday, Sept. 7, of appendicitis. In February Mr. Bailey underwent an operation in Wichita, and while he was benefitted for a time the old trouble returned resulting in his death.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ September 15, 1905 ~ Page 1 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

ELLIOT,  FAY

Mrs. Fay Elliot died at her home in Augusta, Tuesday, Sept. 5 of Consumption. The saddest feature of this sad event was that her husband was unable to be with her the last week of her illness, although only being a few blocks away, he was unable to leave his bed at the home of his brother, Aaron Elliot, where he was taken after a serious accident. The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon.
(El Dorado Republican ~ Friday ~ September 15, 1905 ~ Page 1 ~ transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

AHRENS,  DORIS

ROSE HILL-Ahrens, Doris L. 82, was received into the open arms of Jesus on Monday, July 31, 2017. Doris was born in Higden, AR and grew up in Morenci, AZ. She met and married the love of her life, Don, in Long Beach, CA, and spent many years together with their growing family in Phoenix, AZ. The family moved to Kansas and Doris spent the last 40 years in Rose Hill, KS, moving eighteen months ago to Shawnee, KS. Doris'; greatest pleasure was family and her most beloved roles, Grandma and Gigi. Over the years, Doris enjoyed cooking for family and friends, cross-stitching and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald, and parents, Onita Donovan and Mitchell Porter. Doris is survived by her daughters, Debra (David) Smith, Tammy Ahrens, and Sherri (Tim) Wilks; grandchildren, Sarah Smith, Rebekah Smith, Joshua Smith, Alex Wilks, Kylee (Keevin) Stutheit, and Raegan (Zach) Epps; great-grandchildren, Emeri Joann and Annabelle Donn; brothers, Harold Porter and Dewey (Barbara) Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, with visitation 1 hour prior, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd. Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory in the Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218. www.SmithFamilyMortuaries.com.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ August 2, 2017)

COX,  LORRAINE

Lorraine Cox, 91, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was born December 21, 1925 to Earl and Mabel (Wilbur) Olmstead in Udall, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Betty Lee Olmstead and Paul Wayne Olmstead. Lorraine is survived by her husband of 71.5 years, Hubert; daughters, Janet (David) Carr and Coleen Middaugh; granddaughters, Trisha (Lance) Kellenbarger, Angie Carr, Lee Ann Carr; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: 10 am, Friday, August 11, 2017 with visitation 1 hour prior, at Smith Family Mortuary 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.
(Smith Family Mortuary)

GILMORE,  WILLIAM

The Caldwell News
Caldwell, Kansas
Thursday, September 9, 1920
page 7
William Gilmore, aged 77, a pioneer of Butler county, is dead at his home northeast of El Dorado. Mr. Gilmore came to Kansas in the "eighties" and located in Butler county, where he had since lived. He was well known in that section.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

NORRIS,  JOYCE

FREDONIA --- Services for Joyce Norris, 67, of Fredonia, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. George Bever officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Augusta.

Friends may call at Timmons Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to the Kansas State University Basic Cancer Research Center.

Mrs. Norris died Monday (May 8, 2000) at Lake Point Nursing Center in Augusta.

She was born March 22, 1933, in Broken Arrow, Okla., to Burt and Irlene (Newsome) Ash.  She was a retired bookkeeper for Midwestern Oil.

She married to George T. Norris and they later divorced.  Mrs. Norris was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Norris, Fort Scott; two daughters, Linda Kitch, Augusta, and Laurie Houdashelt, Fredonia; three brothers, Gene Ash, Las Vegas, Nev., and Wiley Ash and Don Ash, both of Wichita; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)

FICK,  PAUL  C.

LONGTON --- Paul Charles Fick, 96, of Longton, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at Mercy Hospital, Independence.

A memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Christian Church, Longton, with Pastor Dave Sanchaze officiating.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Seltzer Springs Cemetery, near Rose Hill.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Fick was born Oct. 20, 1904 in Nickerson, the son of Oliver and Stella Fick.  He married Mary Bird on March 23, 1932 at Wichita.

He worked for many years as a farmer near Elk City.  He was a member of the Community Christian Church, Longton.

Mr. Fick is survived by a brother, Merle C. Fick, Batesville, Ark.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ Submitted by FOFG)

OLDHAM,  JAMES  THOMAS

The Walnut Valley Times
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, July 18, 1913
page 7

Maker Calls J.T. Oldham, Pioneer Furniture Dealer and Undertaker of Butler.

James Thomas Oldham, 72, for 34 years a resident of El Dorado, pioneer undertaker and furniture dealer, died at 10 a.m. at his home at Denver and Second, after a brief illness from Bright's disease.

Mr. Oldham was born November 3, 1841, in Lawrence county, Ind., and passed his early boyhood there, receiving his education in the local schools. Later he moved with his parents to Illinois and then to Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He worked as a chair maker, the trade of his father and grandfather.

When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the Union army, serving four years in Co. A, 13th Iowa infantry. He was continuously in active service under Grant and Sherman, through the campaigns of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Corinth, Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea and through the Carolina's to Washington. He was in the first squad of soldiers to enter the capital of South Carolina.

His company was reduced to seven men before Atlanta and five of these had bullet holes in their clothing, Mr. Oldham getting two through his hat, one of which stung for a short time.

Notwithstanding the strenuous campaign, it was always his boast that he never missed a battle or a meal and never rode in an ambulance.

He was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Shiloh in Butler county and was host to the other survivors here last April.

After the war Mr. Oldham returned to Iowa to complete his education, spending three years in Iowa Wesleyan University, when he was forced to return to Mt. Vernon and take charge of his father's business.

On March 17, 1870, he married Miss Sallie West of Mt. Vernon. Two daughters were born to this union. Mrs. Loretta Parker, missionary to Baroda, India; and Mrs. Alice Seymour, of Sigourney, Iowa, both of whom survive. Mrs. Oldham died in February 1911 and since that time Mrs. Parker has made a home for him. Three brothers and one sister are living.

The Oldham’s came to El Dorado in 1879 and Mr. Oldham engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, making much of his own furniture and having his shop in the rooms now occupied by the undertaking establishment. He built the stone block at Main and Fourth and built his home of native stone. After years in business alone, J.R. Putnam purchased an interest and later the firm was known as Oldham, Putnam & Brown. For a short time Mr. Oldham's undertaking business was in the hands of T.O. Castle but he took it again, with Ray Shepard as partner. In 1909, H.T. Wiggington joined the firm, sometime after Shepard had withdrawn. Since 1896, Mr. Oldham has buried 1031 people.

Mr. Oldham was a great reader of history, biography and travel and was deeply interested in problems of government, one being candidate for state senator. He was an earnest Christian and a long time Methodist, being a trustee of the church here for years.

The funeral will be held from the home at 3 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W.W. Bollinger and Rev. C.W.C. Munsell. Interment will be in the West cemetery. The casket will be open at the home Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday morning and will not be opened after the services.

Mr. Oldham had a host of friends where ever he was and his death is greatly mourned.

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour arrive from Iowa Tuesday.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

HUGHES,  W. C.

El Dorado Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, March 19, 1920
page 3

W.C. Hughes Dead.

W.C. Hughes, aged 67, who had lived on North Orchard street in the west part of town for the past several months, died at his home Monday evening after suffering several months from rheumatism. The funeral services will be held from the family home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the Belle Vista cemetery. Rev. M.O. Clemmons, of the Baptist church will have charge of the services.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

CRAIG,  ELISHA

The El Dorado Daily Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Wednesday, August 1, 1906
page 4

In his home in Augusta, July 28, 1906, at 4:30 p.m. Elisha Craig, aged 76 years passed away. Mr. Craig came from Illinois to Bloomington township 22 years ago and lived there until two years ago; his health failing he bought property in Augusta, where he has since made his home.

Besides his wife, three children, Mrs. Susan Whale, of Illinois; Mrs. Lillie Pattison, of Ford; L.E. Craig, of Bloomington, mourn the loss of a loving parent. Four children, three daughters and a son preceded their father to the better land.

The funeral services were held at the Cumberland church, Monday at 10 a.m., burial in Cumberland cemetery, Rev. Enos, of the Methodist church of which Mr. Craig had been a member since early manhood, conducted the service. The sympathy of the people of Bloomington is extended to the children in their loss and to the faithful wife, who has shared in the joys and sorrows, the successes and failures of fifty years of wedded life.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord and the hope of the widow and fatherless is strong for a blessed reunion in the life to come.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

COLYAR,  OLIVE

The El Dorado Daily Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Thursday, April 13, 1916
page 4

Mrs. J.P. Colyar Dies After Long Illness.

Died, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. after an illness of six months in bed, at her home, 300 Taylor street, Mrs. Olive Colyar, wife of Comrade J.P. Colyar.

Olive M. Shelton was born February 4, 1833, in Munroe county, Missouri. With her parents she moved to Shelby county, when five years of age. She was married in 1858 to J.P. Colyar, moving to Chanute in 1870 and to El Dorado in 1883. A fine family of boys and girls as well as a faithful husband mourn the loss of a kind and devoted mother, the children are Mrs. Laura Jay, of Ft. Scott; Mrs. Fannie M. Morton Smith, of Chanute; J.G. Colyar, of Okmulgee, Okla.; W.T. Colyar, of Emporia; J.H. Colyar, of Upper Bingham, Utah, and G.W. Colyar, of Neodesha, Kan., and Mrs. Jennie Lewis, deceased, wife of George Lewis of here. All the family were here except J.H. Colyar from Utah. There are also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Colyar was a member of the Baptist church and consistently adhered to her beliefs for all the days of her life. She was also a member of the Relief Corps. The funeral will occur from the Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. W.E. Bates officiating and interment will be made in the West cemetery.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

GRANT,  ALICE

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, August 31, 1894
page 3

Mrs. J.B. Grant died at her home ten miles southeast of town August 22nd.

Miss S.A. Craig was born in Cumberland county, Illinois Sept. 12, 1857. She was married to Mr. Grant Dec. 25, 1872. She leaves a husband and ten children. The remains were interred in the cemetery of the C.P. church southeast of town, Rev. Hestwood performing the last sad rites.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

DEFFENBAUGH,  MAGGIE

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, August 31, 1894
page 3

Miss Maggie Deffenbaugh died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. G.W. Carroll, eight miles southeast of town last Saturday evening, aged about 70 years. The deceased had been sick for nearly two years with consumption and was taken worse Saturday and soon passed away. She came to Kansas from Ohio about nine years ago and has lived here ever since, spending the last two years with her sister.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

CARR,  MARGARET

The Walnut Valley Times
El Dorado, Kansas
Monday, February 27, 1893
page 1

Gone To Her Reward

Mrs. Margaret Carr, who has been suffering a great deal from paralysis for the past year, died last Friday evening Feb. 17, at 6:35, at her home in this city.

Mrs. Margaret Carr was born March 19, 1814, in Westmoreland, Penn. Her maiden name was McQueston. She was reared in Pennsylvania, moved to Iowa in 1852, from thence to Kansas in 1871 where she has remained the rest of her long and useful life. She was married September 27, 1832, to Mr. Joseph Carr who is now so sadly bereaved. Ten children were born to them, two of whom passed to the better land in infancy and four were taken after they had arrived to manhood and await their mother, leaving four children, Mrs. Judge Hamilton, of El Dorado, Mrs. M.W. Miller, of Oregon, J.C. Carr, of Illinois, and J.R. Carr, of Missouri, to realize what it is to be motherless and to lose such a mother as she had been is a loss beyond estimation.

Her entire life was a religious one, being baptized in infancy in the Presbyterian church of which she remained an honored member until in later years she deemed it best to unite with the Methodist church of which she has ever been a true, loyal and devoted member.

The funeral services were conducted at her late residence by Rev. and Mrs. E.C. Pollard on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after which the body resting so calmly among beautiful flowers which she loved so well, was interred in the old cemetery.

The bereaved husband and children have the sincere sympathy of the whole community in their sad affliction. - Augusta Journal.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

JOHNSON,  FRANCES

El Dorado Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, January 15, 1892
page 2

Mrs. Frances Johnson died at her home in the western suburbs of the city Friday morning, from the effects of the removal of a tumor.

Frances M. Jamison was born in Newark, Ohio, November 2nd, 1848. Moved with her parents to White county, Indiana, when she united with the Christian church and where she was married to Joseph E. Johnson in 1868. Her husband died within two years, and left her with her little daughter, Maude, to meet life's battle alone. She came with her father's family to Kansas in 1876. Lived in Augusta, Kan., for several years, where she has a host of friends as well as in El Dorado, where she has resided ever since.

When informed by her physician that she could not live, she expressed herself early and willing to go, bade her friends all goodbye and sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.

The funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the west cemetery.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

BOYLE,  ELLA

Southern Kansas Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Thursday, November 25, 1886
page 3

It becomes our unpleasant duty to chronicle the demise of one of the best known ladies of Augusta - Mrs. Ella C. Boyle, whose death occurred on Wednesday, November 24, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle were among the earliest settlers in Augusta, having located here in 1870. Mrs. Boyle was prominent in all deeds of charity, and was a careful attendant in families afflicted with sickness; she was a woman of strong personal likes and dislikes, outspoken in her opinion of people and things, and thus became a shining mark for venomous tongues. She was an excellent neighbor, a very industrious woman, and a hardworking wife; whatever she undertook to do, be it in the line of pleasure or of labor, she threw all her energy into it, as she could brook no half-way manner of doing things. Her death will entail a loss many who were the recipents of her bounty, and is a serious blow to her husband. Funeral services at the Baptist church tomorrow at 10 o'clock a.m. All friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

BAILEY,  PHEBE  ANN

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, October 18, 1901
page 3

Died

Phebe Ann Davidson was born in Perry county, Kentucky, Sept. 2, 1822; was married to John T. Bailey, November 15, 1840, died Oct. 15, 1901, aged 79 years, 1 month and 13 days. Her father moved to Montgomery county, Indiana, when she was six years old. With her husband she went to Dallas county, Iowa, in 1834, and came to Butler county in 1872, living in Augusta since 1879. Here her husband died in 1886. In her early years in this county she endeared herself to many families in the capacity of a nurse, for which she had a remarkable natural fitness. Many still remember her as an angel of mercy in sickness. To her own family and a large circle of friends she was one of the kindest and best of women. She became a Christian in 1867, uniting with the Church of Christ in Adel, Iowa. From this time she lived a quiet and faithful life until now she has passed to her eternal reward. Tuesday evening, after many months of suffering, she fell asleep without a struggle.

The grief of her friends is soothed by the hope of another happy meeting.

Three sons and five daughters remain to mourn her departure, also one granddaughter, Miss Anna Seward, whose mother is deceased.

Funeral was held from the Christian church, Thursday, at 2 o'clock. Interment in upper cemetery.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

BOWMAN,  THOMAS

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, May 4, 1900
page 3

Friday, April 18, 1902
page 5

Thos. Bowman Passes Away.

Thomas Bowman died at his home on State street, Tuesday night, April 15, 1902 at about 12 o'clock, of apoplexy. Mr. Bowman was down to his shop Monday. He went home Monday evening not feeling very well, said he felt sleepy. Tuesday morning he did not get up but eat breakfast and partook of a light dinner. Just after dinner the real attack came and his condition was considered alarming. At 3 o'clock he became unconscious and remained so until his death. His serious condition was not generally known and the announcement of his death was unexpected by most people.

Thomas Bowman was born in Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England, Feb. 21, 1831. He was married to Miss Ellen Gilpin in 1860 and came to America in 1865, residing in Connecticut for a short time when he moved to Hillsdale, Mich., where he resided a few years. From Hillsdale he moved to Huntsville, Ala., and came to Augusta in 1879. He learned the shoemakers trade as a young man and followed it until the day before his death. He became generally acquainted soon after coming here and it was through his efforts that a Knights of Honor lodge was organized in Augusta. He kept well up in lodge and current events and his shop was the place where many went to learn and discuss the news of the day. He was a worthy citizen and a true friend. A wife, a son, T.M. Bowman, of El Dorado, and a daughter, Mrs. Cox, of Augusta, survive him and have the sincere sympathy of the many acquaintances in their bereavement.

The funeral was held from the residence Thursday, at 2 p.m. and the remains were consigned to their last resting place in the city cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The one from the clerks in Hitchcocks' store, who are associates of T.W. Bowman, being very elaborate.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

ANDERSON,  JOHN  T.

The Butler County Democrat
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, December 1, 1911
page 1

Died - At his home in Augusta, Thursday November 23, 1911, of heart disease, John T. Anderson, aged 71 years. He was a native of Harrison county, Indiana, served in the Union army from 1862 to 1863, was married to Miss Mary E. Brown, October 14, 1865 in Clark, Missouri, came to Butler county in 1871 and located on 40 acres of land north of Augusta, later moved to town where he has since resided. His wife died August 17, 1903. Two sons survive him, Henry E., and Harvey Anderson, both of Augusta. He was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral was held from the church Saturday, November 25, at 10:00 a.m.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

LANTERMAN,  GEORGE

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, May 4, 1900
page 3

George Lanterman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Lanterman, of Bodarc, died of brain fever, after an illness of three weeks. The funeral was preached Monday by Rev. M.C. Aldridge and the remains were interred in the Cumberland cemetery. George was nine years old, and his death causes great sorrow to his parents.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

PILCHER,  JOHN  W.

Salina Journal Friday, May 20, 2005

AUGUSTA — John W. Pilcher, 83, Augusta, died Thursday, May 19, 2005.

Mr. Pilcher was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Mont Ida. He was retired from the Army and Air Force after 20 years of service.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Sr. and wife Carol of Seaford, Del., and John Jr. and wife Pat of Augusta; a daughter, Linda L. Pilcher and husband Steve French of Augusta; six grandchildren, Christopher Pilcher of Dallas, Michael E. Pilcher Jr. and wife Mary of San Antonio, Kristin V. Pilcher of Los Angeles, Kathryn E. Pilcher of Wichita, and Caity French and Paige French, both of El Dorado; and a great-granddaughter, Catherine Pilcher.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas, 115 W. Central, El Dorado 67042.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Dunsford Funeral Home, 201 E. Fifth, Box 26, Augusta 67010, where the family will receivefriends from 7 to 8 p.m.
(Submitted by Maurene Miller)

BROWN,  MARY  JANE

El Dorado Daily Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Thursday, May 25, 1916
page 3

Pioneer Dies

Mrs. George W. Brown of Augusta Passes Away.

Mrs. George Brown, pioneer Kansan, died Tuesday night at 11 o'clock at the Brown residence in Augusta. She was the wife of the late George Brown, banker of Augusta. Mrs. Brown was born in Jefferson county, N.Y. She would have been 84 years old in June. An invalid the past three years, death was not unexpected to relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Brown came to Kansas in 1870 settling in Augusta where Mr. Brown became one of the wealthiest men in this section of the country. Mrs. Brown is survived by her only child, Warren E. Brown of Augusta. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Warren residence in Augusta.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

LOVELADY,  WILLIAM

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, November 30, 1906
page 1

Wm. H. Lovelady died at his home in Richland township, Saturday, Nov. 24, and was buried Sunday, Nov. 25, Elder J.E. Cain conducting the funeral services.

Wm. H. Lovelady was born in Jackson county, June 20, 1826, making him 80 years, 5 months and 4 days old. He was twice married and came to Kansas in 1877.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

RIGGS,  JAMES

Butler County Democrat
El Dorado, Kansas
Thursday, June 20, 1889
page 3

Mr. James Riggs, of Leon, was struck by ligntning on Saturday during the storm in that vicinity and instantly killed. He had taken refuge in a school house and was standing in the door-way holding a team when the flash struck him. Both horses were also killed, and a young man named Wakefield was severely stunned. Mr. Riggs was an old soldier and a worthy citizen, and it is said that his wife lost her first husband the same way.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

WARREN,  ELIZABETH

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, September 7, 1906
page 1

On August 18th, occurred the death of Miss Elizabeth Warren at her country home about three miles southeast of Andover, Butler county, Kansas, aged 77 years. She had been sick about a month, the latter part of which was spent at Dr. Thomas' sanitarium in Wichita, returning home only about three days before her death. Her pastor, Rev. Wagner and wife, visited her at the sanitarium where she expressed the hope of soon being able to return home and to attend church once more.

Funeral services were conducted at her home by the pastor on the 20th; text from John 11:25 and interment was made at Dunlap cemetery, near Rose Hill.

Mrs. Warren was born and raised in West Virginia. She was the eldest daughter of Rev. Jasper Cather, of pioneer fame; was married to William Sincell at an early age, to which union three children were born, tow of which still survive. She leaves three brothers, five sisters, two children and five grandchildren to  mourn her loss. She came to Kansas in 1871. Here she was married again in 1874 to Geo. Warren to which union there were no children born.

Mr. Warren's death occurred over a year ago. A step-son, William Warren, who she affectionately raised, remained with her and cared for her very tenderly to the last.

Mrs. Warren's life was one of varied successes, trials and hardships, all of which she met with remarkable courage. she loved the quiet domestic life of her home and also a peaceful, happy neighborhood, and to which she contributed her due share. She possessed remarkable ambition and industry, as the extensive improvements about her home will attest. She was always interested in the sick and distressed, the widows and orphans, and in her ministrations in these cases she often included a well filled basket of the necessaries of life.

Mrs. Warren was very fond of flowers and it was always with great delight one would view the beautiful collections about the doors and lawns of her pleasant home.

Mrs. Warren was converted to Christianity at the early age of 14, under the powerful preaching of those times; joined the Baptist church, in which church also she remained to the last.

She was thus a Christian for 63 years. A person of her age must necessarily have passed through much of our history. It was always highly interesting, therefore, to here her relate the religious scenes and events of her life. She retained her interest in her Saviour to the end. To her many friends, therefore, there is the comforting solace that they mourn not as one without hope, but by brightening their lives with the same glorious Christianity they too may meet her on the happier shore.  Her Pastor, W.M. Wagner.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

JONES,  ELIZABETH

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, September 7, 1906
page 1

Mrs. Jones Passes Away.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Paulson in Fairmount township, Monday afternoon after an illness of several months with cancer.

Elizabeth Braden was born in Tennessee August 9, eighty-three years ago and moved to Indiana when she was nine years old. She was married to W.B. Jones, who passed away nineteen years ago. Nine children were born to them, six of them survive her, Henry Jones, living in Augusta, and Mrs. Peter Paulson, living in Fairmount township, and other residing in other parts of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Jones came to Augusta in 1877 where she has resided until she went to Potwin in March to visit her daughter.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

JAMES,  J. D.

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, October 26, 1911
page 4

Died

J.D. James died at his home at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Sunday, October 21, at 10 o'clock p.m. of heart failure.

His death was a surprise to every body. While he had begun having some trouble with his heart, it was not generally known and his family did not realize there was immediate danger until just before his last breath. Dr. Hunnecutt was in the hotel office when Mrs. James came from the room and called him to the bedside. Dr. Hunnecut could do nothing for him and he died soon after the doctor entered.

J.D. James was born in Centerville, Iowa, forty six years ago and he lived in Wichita before coming to Augusta. He was married to Mrs. Lou Burge June 3, 1902. He came to Augusta about the first of the following January, and had been running the Fifth Avenue Hotel until he died.

The funeral will be held from the hotel tomorrow morning, Oct. 23, at nine o'clock.

The funeral of J.D. James was held from the residence at 9 o'clock this morning. Rev. Andrew J. Johnson of the Christian church conducting the services. The remains were interred in Elmwood cemetery.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

REBER,  DANIEL

El Dorado Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, August 12, 1904
page 5

Comrade D.J. Reber, who has been in feeble health for months, died at his home in Augusta, Sunday morning, at 7 o'clock. The deceased, who has lived in Augusta and Bruno township for thirty years, was an active citizen, an intelligent man and a loyal old comrade. He was postmaster of Andover for a number of years. He leaves a wife; a daughter, Mrs. Whitehead, of Rich Hill, Mo.; a second daughter, Mrs. Lena Floy Newland; and a son, L.C. Reber, of Chicago. Funeral from the Baptist church, Augusta, Tuesday at 10 o'clock. The deceased was an ex-union soldier and did good service. We regret his death, are sorry that so many of our old comrades are going down to the border land of the shoreless river, to cross to the other side. Peace to his ashes.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

HINKLE,  ADDIE

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, November 18, 1898
page 3

Gordon, Kans., Nov. 14, Mrs. Addie Hinkle died at her home in Gordon, Nov. 6th. Addie Love was born in Indiana in 1856 making her 42 years old at the time of her death. She came to Kansas with her parents J.P. Love and wife in 1877. She was united in marriage to Dun Hinkle in 1878 and had resided here until her death. She was the mother of seven children, two of whom are living with a m other, five brothers and four sisters are left to mourn her loss. Her death came about 12:30 Sunday and the funeral was held from the Cumberland church, three miles east of Gordon, on Monday. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Belock in the presence of a large number of friends and the remains were laid in the cemetery near by.(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

CARTER,  JANE

Southern Kansas Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Thursday, April 1, 1886
page 3

Died - At her home near Augusta, on March 24, 1886, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Jane Carter, in the sixtieth year of her life.

Mrs. Carter suffered much with cancer of the mouth. She submitted herself to different surgical operations with the hope of relief, and all that medical aid, devoted children and kind friends, could do was done to alliviate her sufferings. In the death of Mrs. Carter this community lost a member who was ever active in deeds of kindness, a neighbor who was ever ready to lend a helping hand; one who delighted in relieving the poor and needy, while her children mourn the loss of a mother ever kind, ever devoted and true. Mrs. Carter was a frequent visitor at the bedside of the sick, and the writer remembers with gratitude her timely visits and help when sickness and death entered our home.

In the fall of 1866 Mr. and Mrs. Carter settled on the site of her late home, and two years later Mr. Carter departed this life, leaving a large family to the care of his wife. With this large family in a new and unsettled country, and with an entire failure of crops. Mrs. Carter took up her double burden as mother and provider, and with a courage seldom equalled looked all difficulties squarely in the face and resolved to conquer. Her faith in this part of Kansas never faltered; while many others left the country she determined to remain and make for herself and children a home. The success that attended her efforts is evidenced by the home - a well-tilled farm with large orchards, native and ornamental trees and flowers adorning the house yard, in the midst of which sits the comfortable house from which she was carried on the 25th of March, at ten o'clock a.m. The writer presided over the funeral services; many  mourned as though for a mother; merchants left their stores and mechanics their shops, and a procession one-fourth of a mile long testified to the universal respect and esteem in which the deceased was held. The bereaved children have the sympathy of the entire community.
J.E. Williams.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

DOYLE,  PATRICK

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, March 20, 1908
page 1

Patrick Doyle died at his home in Rock Creek township, Sunday morning, March 16, about 6 o'clock. The cause of his death was pneumonia and heart complications. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Jas. Hayes of Augusta, Monday, and the remains were laid in their last resting place at Douglass.

Patrick Doyle was 68 years old. He came to Butler county several years ago and resided during this time in Clay and Rock Creek townships. He was a well educated man and was a contributor to the GAZETTE and other papers in the county. Few men and perhaps none in Butler county kept up with current political events better than he, and in religious matters he was thoroughly posted and was ready and able for a newspaper debate with any one who contested his views. A wife and four children survive him. All, with a brother from Chicago, were present at this death.

He was a devoted member of the Catholic church and was always ready to defend its teachings with his pen.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

THOMAS,  WILLIAM  H.

El Dorado Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, February 17, 1899
page 3

W.H. Thomas Dead.

Another One of El Dorado's Pioneers and Ex-Union Soldiers Passes Away.

Wm. H. Thomas died at his home just south of town Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but had been around as usual until a few weeks ago, since which time he had been confined to the house.

Mr. Thomas was another one of El Dorado's pioneers and Ex-union soldiers. His son Fred, who has been in Galveston, Texas, arrived home Thursday morning. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at the house, the services to be conducted by Rev. Curtis. Interment will occur at the East cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was surely a Kansan as he came  to the state in 1855, forty-four years ago, first settling in Leavenworth county. Three years later he came to Butler county, and lived above Chelsea on the Geo. Ellis place for a number of years. In 1866 he was elected probate judge and two years later he was married to Mrs. Sarah A. Young. In 1869 he built the first hotel in El Dorado, which he ran for some time. He was born in Lawrence county, Ind., August 12th, 1840. In 1843 moved to Buchanan county, Mo., and two years later to Kansas. He served three years in Co. "F" 5th, Kansas Calvary during the war.

Mr. Thomas was always an active, hard working man, had the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens, and his death causes them sorrow.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

RIEFE,  MARIA

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, February 10, 1899
page 3

An Unexpected Death.

Miss Maria Riefe died at her home on Santa Fe street, Tuesday morning, of heart trouble, aged 26 years and 6 months. The funeral was held from the residence Wednesday. Rev. G. Barth conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Kuster cemetery.

She was breathing her last when Miss Lena Showler, who had slept with her, awoke Tuesday morning. The day before she complained of some pain and called a doctor about nine o'clock Monday night, but she was not very sick except for the pain. When the pain was relieved she seemed much better. She had not been in the best of health, however, for some time.

She came to Augusta last fall with her father from California and was the last of six children, five having died within a few weeks of each other before Mr. Riefe came here.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

MILLER,  ASENATH

El Dorado Daily Republican
El Dorado, Kansas
Monday, April 10, 1916
page 3

Pioneer Lady Called By Death.

Mrs. Asenath Miller of Augusta Is Called: Wife of The Late John B. Miller.

Mrs. Asenath Miller, widow of the late John B. Miller, who lived northeast of Augusta, died late yesterday at the home of her son, Ed Miller, near the city. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. from the Christian church, in this city, with the Rev. Neal Overman officiating.

Asenath Wheeler was born in Marietta, Ohio, December 30, 1839. She moved to Deer Plain, Ill, where she was married to John B. Miller. They came to Kansas in 1877 and homesteaded a place in Pawnee county. In 1881 they came to Butler county and purchased a farm near Augusta.

Mrs. Miller had been ill for more than a year, at the home of her son, Ed Miller. She leaves five sons, John W., E.L., O.W., R., and H.A. Miller, living near here. Five daughters, Nancy Davis, of Harveyville; Annie Forest, Clara Tipton, Addie Bisagno, and Mary Clouse, of Augusta, survive. - Augusta Gazette.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

ARNOLD,  HATTIE

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, February 10, 1899
page 3

Died

Miss Hattie Arnold, died at the home of her parents near Haverhill Friday of last week, aged fourteen years. The funeral was held Sunday, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery near Haverhill. It was some weeks ago since she had the scarlet fever. Although she got up and was around it was from the effect of the fever that she died. She was a bright child beloved by parents and acquaintances and the parents have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their sad bereavement.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

MILLER,  ZADA

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, July 26, 1901
page 4

Died

Zada Loas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Miller, of White Station, died Thursday July 25, of fever. The funeral was held Friday and the remains were buried in Kuster cemetery.

Zada Loas Miller was born in Augusta, April 2, 1886, making her 15 years, 3 months and 23 days old. She was injured a couple of weeks before her death horseback riding and affected her spine, fever set in and with the intense heat she was not strong enough to recover.

The sympathy of friends and neighbors are extended to the bereaved parents and relatives.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

MILLER,  J. B.

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, May 10, 1901
page 1

J.B Miller died at his home in Spring township, near White Station, Wednesday evening, May 1st.

The funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon. Rev. W.W. Enyeart, of the M.E. church, conducting the services. The remains were interred in the Kuster cemetery.

J.B. Miller was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1830, and came from Ohio to Illinois where he was married to Miss Asenath A. Wheeler at Gaston, Ill., April 14, 1856. In 1877 he moved with his family to Pawnee county, Kansas, residing near Larned for five years coming to Augusta in 1882, residing near town for five years, moving to the farm, where he passed his last days in 1887. His success on the farm was frequently remarked. For years he grew little but corn on the place and kept no stock, but with a large family he paid for the farm, built a nice home and prospered generally.

A wife and ten children, all living in Butler county, survive him. The sons are J.W., Edward L., Thos. R., Harry A., and Otis W. Miller; there are five daughters, Mrs. Mary Clouse, Mrs. C.A. Davis, Mrs. Jennie Freeman, Mrs. D.A. Bisagno and Mrs. Will Tipton.

Deceased was active in local public affairs and frequently wrote articles on national politics.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

RICHARDSON,  WILLIAM

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, August 5, 1898
page 3

Died at 96.

Wm. A. Richardson died on August 1st, near Springdale, Ark. The remains were brought here Wednesday morning and interred in the Kuster cemetery Wednesday.

Wm. A. Richardson was born in the state of New York on the 28th day of August 1802. In 1817, when he was but 15 years old his father came down the Ohio river and settled on the Fort Harrison prairie just after the battle of Tippicanoe had been fought. He afterwards moved north of Terre Haute, cleared a large tract of land and lived there until 1869, when he came to the eastern part of Kansas with his son, Dr. J.F. Richardson of Augusta. For several years he went back and forth between Kansas and Indiana, putting in considerable time here with his daughter, Mrs. L.P. Rhoades, in the early 70's. For the last nine years he has resided near Springdale, Ark.

Mrs. Lucy P. Rhoades, a daughter and Dr. J.F. Richardson, a son, still reside here and have the sympathy of friends and citizens in their sorrow.
(Submitted by Judy Mayfield)

PICKERELL,  THOMAS  (MRS.)

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, October 4, 1907
page 1

Mrs. Thomas Pickerell died at her home in El Dorado Wednesday morning. The funeral was held from the residence Thursday at 9 o'clock and the remains were brought to the Kuster cemetery, northeast of Augusta for burial. Mrs. Pickerell was a step-daughter of John Black and half-sister of Harry Black and Chas. Donaldson.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

DAVIS,  STORY  A.

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, December 8, 1905
page 1

Died

Mrs. John Davis died at her home four miles northeast of Augusta, Saturday, December 2nd. The funeral was held from the residence, Monday, Rev. W.B. Enos, of the M.E. church, conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Kuster cemetery.

Story A. Sanders was born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, Feb. 16, 1829. She was married to John Davis May 25, 1847, at Danville, Ill. Ten sons and four daughters were born to them, eight sons and two daughters, with the husband survive her.

During the war of the rebellion they lived in Iowa, where her husband and oldest son enlisted and left her to care for the younger children.

In 1866 they moved to Kansas, stopping in Atchinson county, coming to Butler county in 1870, and settling on the farm where she died.

When a girl she became a member of the United Brethren church and was a faithful follower up to the time of her death.

Besides the family she leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

MAURER,  JOHN

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, December 8, 1905
page 1

John Maurer Dead.

Mr. John Maurer, died at his home in this city, Wednesday afternoon, at 12:30. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.B. Enos.

Mr. Maurer was born in Wabash county, Ind., 1847. He came to Kansas in 1879 and in in 1870 he was married to Miss Sarah E. Grist. In 1892 moved to Augusta where they have since resided.

Mr. Maurer joined the Methodist church in 1890. He was a good citizen, highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, two children, one brother and three sisters, who with many friends mourn his death.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

PAXTON,  JAMES

The Augusta Weekly Gazette
Augusta, Kansas
Friday, August 26, 1898
page 3

Died

James Paxton died at the home of his daughter west of town Saturday night, aged about 78 years. The burial took place Sunday.

James Paxton was born in Tennessee from where he moved to Indiana and when the war broke out he joined the union army. He came to Kansas about fourteen years ago and has resided near Augusta in and near Augusta since.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

 

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