Butler  County,  Kansas


Jason and Betsy (Lietz) Adams of Olathe, announce the bith of a son, Evan Thomas, born at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Mennorah Hospital.

Evan weighed 4 pounds and 7 ounces and was 16-1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Felix and Janice Adams, of Wichita (formerly of El Dorado) and Gary and Marguerite Lietz of Eskridge.

Evan has one great-grandmother, Louise Adams of Topeka. (El Dorado Times, Oct. 14, 2002)


Jean Anthony, 89, of El Dorado, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Valley Memorial Park cemetery.

She was born February 15, 1913, in Attica, the daughter of Benjamin Byron and clara Franklin Beste. She attended school in Attica and graduated from high school. On May 14, 1933, she and G. P. “Peck” Anthony were married in Conway Springs. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2002. They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. They came to El Dorado in 1980 from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the church circle and the Elks Lodge. She was willing to donate her time to any person or organization in need. For more than 65 years she served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She loved her flower garden and feeding the birds and squirrels. After her husband’s retirement, she traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Mexico and Alaska. While in Cincinnati she was a member of the Red Roosters Cincinnati baseball booster club. She was a longtime member of the El Dorado Travel Club.

Survivors include: sons, Gary of Wichita and Loren and his wife Jacque of El Dorado; brother, Robert Beste, of Kingman, sisters, Eva Miller of Zenda, Lois Robinson of Medicine Lodge and Helen Wynn of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; five step-granddaughters; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Franklin.

A memorial has been established with the El Dorado Elks Lodge Charities. Contributions may be left with Kirby-Morris Funeral Home who has the arrangements. (El Dorado Times, August 27, 2002)


Services for Mrs. Avis E. Andrus, 61, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kirby Funeral Home.

She was born at Cherryvale, Kan., and came here in 1951 from Wichita. She lived in Wichita 25 years. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.

Survivors include the widower, Roy; a son, Carl E. Taylor, El Dorado, a stepson, Glenn r. Andrus, Montgomery, Ala., three stepdaughters, Mrs. Edith Thomas and Mrs. Jean Bailey, both of El Dorado, and Mrs. Sandra Sue Hollenbeck, Park City; a brother, Roy Nichols, Webb City, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Pistole and Mrs. Elsie Read, both of Cherryvale and Mrs. Emma Wilson, Webb City. (Wichita Eagle, Thursday, January 19, 1967)


Mrs. Gilletta Bailey Apel, of Wichita, daughter of W. L. Bailey of El Dorado, died last night in Wesley Hospital at Wichita following an illness of three weeks. She was 38 years old.

Mrs. Apel, a former El Doradoan, resided here for many years but left El Dorado about 14 years ago to go to California. She resided there until two years ago when she moved to Wichita.

Mrs. Apel was born in Berry County, Mo., on November 21, 1901, but came to Butler County with her parents when she was four years old. The former El Dorado woman was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving besides her father, are: a brother, Mitchell of Wichita, and two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Simpson, of Wichita, and Mrs. Charles Brumback of El Dorado.

Funeral services will be held at the Byrd Funeral Home here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment will be made in Belle Vista Cemetery. (El Dorado Times, April 4, 1939)

Funeral services for Mrs. Gilletta Bailey Apel, of Wichita, who died there Monday where held at the Byrd Funeral home here yesterday afternoon with Rev. Fred W. Condit, pastor of the Christian church officiating. Mrs. Apel was the daughter of Mrs. W. L. Bailey of El Dorado.

Mrs. Roy Morris played and sang “No Night There” and Jesus, Lover of My Soul” at the services yesterday and pallbearers were John Johnson, Robert Lewis, Donald Juby, Harry Holstein, l. Harper and John Patton. Interment was made in Belle Vista Cemetery. (El Dorado times, April 7, 1939)


Services for Mrs. Anna Arnold, 75, who died Saturday, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Dunsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Custer Cemetery.

She was born at Geneva, Neb.

Survivors include four sons, Gordon, Attica, Kan., Sheldon, Huntington Beach Calif., Jack, Enid, Okla., and Glen, Wichita; and five daughters, Mrs. George Chappel, both of Augusta and Mrs. Bill Woods, Rifle, Colo., two brothers, Walter Nachbor, Wichita, and Henry Nachbor, Augusta and four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Mcdonald, McMinnville, Tenn., Mrs. Frances Smith, Mrs. Alma Kennedy and Mrs. Eunice Schwitzer, all of Winfield, Kan. (Wichita Eagle, Monday, April 10, 1967)


Services for Benjamin H. Atwood, 73, laborer who died Friday at a Wichita hospital will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Dunsford Funeral Home.

Born at Severy, Kan., he came to Augusta in 1940 from Elk Falls, Kan.

Survivors include his widow, Nellie; two stepsons, Mark Copp, Augusta and Bob Brewer, Tulsa and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Harrison, Augusta. (Wichita Eagle, November 19, 1967, Sunday)


Services for William Henry Austin, 81, El Dorado, a former Wichita, resident who died Friday, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Kirby Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick.

He was born near Fulton, Mo., and came here two years ago from Valley center. He was a retired line foreman for Kansas gas and Electric Co. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Wichita Consistory.

Survivors include his widow, Emma, a daughter, Mrs. Otto Ulbrich, El Dorado and two brothers, t. C. Bartlesville, Okla., and L. J., Oklahoma City and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Overstreet, Independence, Mo. (Wichita Eagle, April 16, 1967)



W. T. Hood, a tailor at Elite shop in Augusta, paid the price of a drunken revelry with death Tuesday night.

Hood’s body was found in the back end of the establishment about 8:30 Wednesday morning. He was lying face downward and the body was covered with marks of violence. It is believed death was due to acute alcoholism.

County Attorney Charles Steiger, Coroner Turner, Undersheriff Hughes and Deputy Keplinger went to Augusta shortly before noon Wednesday to hold an inquest. An autopsy was in progress during the afternoon. In the meantime, five companions of Hood are being held pending a report of the coroner’s inquiry. The five men are C. J. Thayer, W. R. Mitchell, C. Criswell, C. Talmbres, and Jack Fisher.

All five prisoners admit they assembled at the tailoring shop for a night session, except Thayer who declares he was not of the drinkfest but had gone into the room to sleep.

Hood was about 40 years of age and unmarried. He had been in Augusta for several months. It is stated he was considerably addicted to the liquor habit. (Walnut Valley Times, December 29, 1916)


Shaver, Claud P., 79, retired Boeing Wichita employee and farmer died Monday, March 15, 1993. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Douglass Cemetery.

Survivors: sons, James of Augusta, Marvin of Denver, brothers, John of Montrose, Colorado, Jewell of Wenatchee, Washington, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorial has been established with Douglass Senior Citizens Center. Hilyard Smith Funeral Home. (Wichita Eagle, TUesday, March 16, 1993)


Died March 3, 1963, Jack True, 50, at Axtell hospital. He was married to Eva Mae McGinnis. Survived by his wife, sons, Jack, Jimmie, John and Tommy, sisters, Mrs. Zoe Yarbough and Mrs. Tola Carter, and brothers: Earl and Lee. Burial was in Whitewater Cemetery. (Independent, March 7, 1963)


Died October 1917, Harry Turbush at Wichita, Kansas. Burial was in Shaffer Cemetery, Potwin, Kansas. (Independent, October 11, 1917)


Died June 16, 1960, Mrs. Blanche Turner, 72 wife of Tom Turner, in the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. (Independent, June 16, 1960)


Died August 3, 1903, Mrs. W. S. Turner, daughter in law of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Turner of Whitewater, in Denver, Colorado. (Independent, August 13, 1903)


Died November 9, 1916, Harry Turner, son of Robert and Mary Turner. Emigrated from England in 1866. In 1881 he came to Butler County. He married Mary Dooty. (Independent, November 16, 1916)


Died, January 17, 1910, “infant child” of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Turner, of near Potwin, Kansas. (Independent, January 20, 1910)


Died June 19,1910, “infant son”, of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Turner. (Independent, June 23, 1910)


Died December 30, 1933, Mrs. J. G. Turner at her home in California. She was married to Judge J. G. Turner. (Independent, January 12, 1933)


Died July 26, 1937, Mrs. Laura A. (Weatherby) turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Weatherby, in Pomona, California. She was married to John A. Turner and mother of seven children: Lee, Chelsea, Anna Lou, Iva, Leslie, Hazel and Jay. (Independent, August 19, 1937)


Died May 14, 1912, Mrs. Levi Turner, formerly of Whitewater. (Independent, May 1912)


Died October 13, 1901, Mary Turner aged 28 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Turner. (Independent,, October 17, 1901)


Died May 18, 1891, Nancy E. Turner, wife of William Turner. (Whitewater Tribune, May 21, 1891)


Died January 5, 1964 Mrs. C. H. Tuttle, 68, at St. Luke Hospital, Marion, Kansas. She is survived by husband, daughter, Mrs. Elbert Long and granddaughters, Judy and Janet. Burial was in Clifford Township Cemetery. (Independent, January 16, 1964)


Died, October 6, Mrs. Don (Midge) Tyndal, 55, at Pratt, Kansas. She is survived by daughter Mrs. Harding Davis of Liberal, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Tyndal formerly operated a Café and Locker Plant in Potwin. Burial was at Coats, Kansas. (Independent, October 12, 1961)


Died March 1, 1952, Mrs. Maude Ulbrich, wife of Robert Ulbrich, at their farm. Survived by her husband, six sons, and four daughters. She was buried in Green Valley Cemetery. (Independent, March 13, 1952)


Died July 15, 1958, Otto G. Ulbrich, at Mt. Carmel hospital. He is survived by his wife, Annie, seven daughters, two sons, three sisters, one brother and fourteen grandchildren. Frank Ulbrich is a brother and Clara Falk is a sister. He was buried in Weir Cemetery. (Independent, July 31, 1958)


Died August 5, 1958, Benjamin Franklin Ullum, former El Dorado and Butler County Peace Officer, in El Dorado. He was married to Rhoda Fulk. He is survived by a daughter: Mrs. James Moore and grandchildren. Burial was in Potwin Cemetery. (Independent, August 7, 1958)


Died September 28, 1962, Clyde Arthur Ullum, at Walton, Kansas. He was married to Evelyn Cornelius. He is survived by wife, Katie, four children, and grandchildren, sister, Viola Garner, brother Ralph Ullum and half-sister, Fay Arant. He was buried in McGill Cemetery. (Independent, October 4, 1962)


Died, October 17, 1954, Cyrus Logan Ullum, son of Lucas and Mary Ullum, at El Dorado, Kansas. Married Elizabeth August. Survived by son, Joseph, daughters, Nealie and Hazel, brother, Frank, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and daughter in law, Mrs. Roy Ullum. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. (Independent, October 21, 1954)


Died May 24, Mrs. Elizabeth (Farni) Ullum, at her home. She was married to Cyrus Ullum. Survived by husband, sons, Roy and Joe Ullum, daughters, Mrs. Nealie Moore and Mrs. Hazel Oldham, and sister, Mrs. Mary Osborn. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery. (Independent (June 1, 1944)


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