ASLIN, EDITH BEGNOCHE
Obit: Obituary in the Concordia Blade-Empire February 3, 1973
Mrs. Edith Aslin, long time resident of the Aurora-St. Joseph communities, died this morning at St. Joseph hospital after a short illness. She was 88. Mrs. Aslin was born Jan 24, 1885 at St. Joseph, Kansas, a daughter of George and Rosanna Begnoche. She was a member of the Roman Catholic church and St. Ann's Sodality. She ws married to Frank Aslin of Oc. 4, 1902 at St. Joseph. Mr. Aslin died in 1935. She moved to St. Ann's home in Concordia from Aurora three years ago. Mrs. Aslin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edmay Debrino of Visalia, CA; six grandchildren; 20 great granchildren; two sister, Mrs. Mabel Dorais of Concordia and Mrs. Alexine Brosseau of Portland, ORE. Funder services for Mrs. Edith Aslin will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Catholic church in Concordia. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Aurora. Rosary services for Mrs. Edith Aslin will be Sunday evening at 7:30 in Chaput funeral home. St. Ann's Rosary for Mrs. Edith Aslin will be Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Chaput funeral home. (Concordia Blade-Empire, February 3, 1973, submitted by Marian Shippey Cote)
BROWN, VIRGIL A.
Concordia, Kas., April 27 - Virgil A. Brown, who helped to settle Wolf Creek, an Indian battle ground, in the early days, died today of paralysis. Mr. Brown was one of the few survivors of the state militia organized shortly after the Civil War to keep back the Indians in the Solomon and Republican valleys. He came to Cloud County more than fifty years ago. He was a former councilman and county commissioner. (Kansas City Star, April 28, 1920, page 3)
FULLER, GILBERT F.
Died. At his residence in Lyon township, Cloud county, Kan., Gilbert F. Fuller, on June 7th, 1884. age sixty-nine years five months and twenty-two days. Deceased was born at Sanford's Corners, Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1814. In 1332 [sic] he moved to Illinois and lived in that state until the fall of 1882 when he left his comfortable home and followed his children to Kansas, purchasing a fine farm on Criss creek in the vicinity of Glasco. Since his settlement in Kansas his efforts were to make a comfortable home here in which to pass the remainder of his days. His plans were nearly finished. The fine land had been improved, orchards set out, pastures fenced, shade trees planted, sheds, granary and cribs put up, and a fine residence erected, while a large barn was in course of construction. Time had whitened his hairs but his evergy was still fired by an active mind. Long years yet lay before him, had not a misstep hurled him into the grave. In the middle of the barn floor a hole for a stairway was left to go into the basement, as Mr. Fuller was engaged in taking the tools in the barn, out of the rain, early Friday morning he missed his footing in going around the opening, falling through and stricking [sic] his head on a stone foundation eight feet below. His hired man hearing him groan went to his assistance, he was immediately carried into the house. Medical aid was summoned, bu the best physicians in the country were unable to relieve his sufferings or return him to consciousness. HIs wounds were the left side of his head, one on the eye and another above and just back of the temple. At 7:35 Saturday evening, surrounded by his entire family, his spirit passed to the far beyond. And so died a noble man, an affectionate husband and a kind father. 'Twas as hardy oak torn by the lightning's power from its fastenings, while the ivy vines, which clung to it tenderly and lovingly, were dashed to earth with a ruthless hand. Dying in the bosom of his family, surrounded by those he loved, yet no parting word, no gentle grasp, nor tender look was bestowed upon them. His soul floated from the family circle to its future home without a long farewell. But, why mourn, it was the ending of a grand and noble life. Such as we might all wish to live. He was lain to rest in the Glasco cemetery and his funeral held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. ("The Galsco Sun" Jun. 14, 1884 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
HAGAMAN, J. M.
J. M. Hagaman, Cloud County's First Attorney Dead
Concordia, Kas., Jan. 10 - J. M. Hagaman, 74 years old, the founder of Concordia, died at his home here last night. He was born in New York in 1810 was married to Mary Webster in 1835 and went to Cloud county in 1860. He was the first attorney admitted to the bar in Cloud county and practiced for forty years. He was editor of the Concordia Blade twenty years. He was the first delegate from Cloud county to the state Republican convention. He was a member of the constitutional convention for Kansas and served one term in the legislature. He was of Dutch-Irish descent.
Mr. Hagaman's Irish ancestors were exiled by the British crown for assisting the colonies in the Revolutionary war. Four years ago he went to the Klondyke in search of gold, but was returned by order of the soldiers who refused him winter quarters on account of his age. He had just completed a history of Cloud county which will be published by his son, James Hagaman. Religiously, he was a free thinker. A widow and six children survive him.
Mr. Hagaman was the oldest settler in the county. At the time of the founding of Concordia, two land companies were formed. Mr. Hagaman was at the head of one of them. His father fought in the war of 1812. Mr. Hagaman was active in the Indian campaigns in Kansas and was a lieutenant in company C, Seventeenth Kansas militia. (Kansas City Star, January 19, 1904, page 5)
LEASLEY, G. W.
Concordia, Kas., Feb. 4, - G. W. Leasley, 78, Cloud County, pioneer died in Los Angeles Thursday and the body will arrive here for burial Monday, according to word received today. He lived here fifty years moving to California a year ago. (Kansas City Star, February 5, 1922, page 4)
The Courtland Journal
Jan. 11 1945
Millie Othberg, daughter of Jacob N. and Christine Othberg, was born in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 18 1945, and passed away at her home in Concordia, Kansas, on Jan. 7th 1945, aged 72 years 1 mo. and 19 days. She was united in marriage to Frank Sallman Sept. 26, 1992 at Belleville, Kansas, her husband preceding her in death in 1941. To this union was born eleven children, five daughters: Mrs. Darrell Standley, Courtland, Kansas; Mrs. Peter Rasmussen, Concordia, Kansas; Mrs. Seth Tibbets, Orange, California; Mrs. Orville Buhr, San Acacio, Colorado; and Miss Ruth Sallman of the home. Six sons: Lewis, Clifford and Walter of Concordia, Kansas; Lt. Col. Edwin Sallman, Netherlands East India and Elden of Ames, Kanss. one son preceding her in death. Also one sister, Mrs. J. T. Swanson, Scandia, Kansas and two brothers, Eli and Alex Othberg both of Courtland, Kansas, three brothers deceased. She has thirty-one grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Four grandsons are in the service: Cpl. Ralph Standley, in France; P.F.C. Vernon Tibbets with Merchant Marine in the Pacific and Sgt. Ray Kniffin, Modesto, California. She came to Kansas at seven years of age and lived in Republic County until 1931 from Republic county to ten miles southwest of Concordia, living there until last Thursday, when the family moved to Concordia. Funeral services were held from the home in Concordia at 1 p.m. and the Lutheran church in Scandia, at 2:00, Jan 10, 1945, with Rev. N. H. Pearson in charge. Interment in the Lutheran Cemetery north of Scandia. (Submitted by Sandy DeLauretis)
WHEELAND, LANDY (ORLANDO)
Obit: Landy Wheeland died Saturday, Aug 24; at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mel Cochran. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at that house by E. R. Price. Mr. Wheeland had lived in this
vicinity many years and everyone who knew him was his friend 1907. (Concordia Kansan, Submitted by Arletta Wilson)
WHEELAND, MARGARET A.
Obit: AGED SETTLER DIED
Mrs. Margaret A. Wheeland diet at her home near Hollis, Feb. 27, 1907, at five o'clock a.m. at the age of eighty years, one month, and nineteen days. The furnal services will occur at Hollis, this afternoon, at two o"clock. Rev. E. H. Price officiating. Mrs. Wheeland's husband, Landy Wheeland, four daughters and two
sons, survive her. Three of her daughters, Mrs. T.J. Hiley, Mrs. Samuel Hiley ( Highley) and Mrs. J. R. Patterson, all reside in Phillips County and the other one Mrs. Nell Cochran, lives at Hollis. /the two sons, John H. and Elsworth, reside at Hollis. Mr. and Mrs. Landy Wheeland were married in Ross County, Ohio fifty nine years ago, and have lived in Republic and Cloud counties for the past thirty-five years. (Concordia Kansan, Submitted by Arletta Wilson)
BALTAZOR, MR. G
Mr. G. Baltazor passed away after a long illness, Tues. 12 at his son Theo. home. (Gregoire Baltazor was the son of Francois and Catherine-Eleonore (Rousseau) Balthazor). ("The Aurora Searchlight" Oct. 21, 1920 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
Philip Balthazor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Balthazor of Concordia, died in Chicago last Friday and the remains were brough to Clyde for interment Monday, the body reposing at the Nels Balthazor home until the funeral service TUesday morning at St. John's church, which was conducted by Father Spoorenberg. The deceased was 20 years 3 months and 17 days old and his death was due to appendicitis. He had been in Chicago about a year and a half. ("Clyde Voice Republican" Feb. 20, 1930 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
Dead. After several years of ill health, death claimed Marcell Balthazor at his home in Clyde, January 20, 1924. He was born at St. Bergit, Canada, and at the time of his death was 82 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. Besides his wife he leaves six children, as follows: Eli Balthazor, Nelse Balthazor, Philip Balthazor, Mrs. Mary Tremblay, Mrs. Rosa Collette and Mrs. Anna Nault, besides many grand children and a score of friends. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church in Clyde Tuesday morning, and interment was made in Mt Calvary cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of this community for many years. ("Clyde Voice Republican" Jan. 24, 1924 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
Nels Balthazor,72, lifetime resident of the Clifton-Clyde communities, died at his home in Clyde Friday morning after an illness of over a year. He was a retired farmer. He was born on the Balthazor homestead east of Clyde on August 23, 1882. Mr. Balthazor is survived by his wife, a daughter, Alvina, a son, Aldamore; two brothers, Eli and Philip of Clyde; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Tremblay of Concordia; MRs. Rose Collette of Clyde and Mrs. Louis Nault of Long Beach California, 5 Grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held MOnday morning a 9 o'clock in St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Clyde and interment in the Catholic cemetery. ("Clyde Voice Republican" Jul. 7, 1955 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
BALTHAZOR, RUBY LOUISE
Lost Their Baby. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baltazor have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. On Monday, November 12, while Mrs. Baltazor was washing she put a tub of boiling water on the floor and their two-year-old daughter accidentally fell into the tub and was scalded so badly that the little one died last Friday. Everything possible was done to save the precious life, but the injury was too severe. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Catholic church, and burial was made in Mt Calvary cemetery. (Ruby Louise Balthazor - 7 Nov 1921 - 17 Nov 1923) ("Clyde Voice Republican" Nov. 22, 1923 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
BRAY, ALICE C.
Alice C. Gordon was born in North Carolina, January 22, 1866, and died at her home south of Concordia, July 18, 1934. When she was but one year old her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Gordon moved to Missouri, where they lived until 1881, when they came to Cloud County, Kansas. She was married to R. D. Bray, November 25, 1889 and lived on a farm in this county until 1911, when they moved to Dover, Oklahoma. Mr. Bray died at Dover in 1927 and Mrs. Bray moved back here in 1929. She is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Joe Hutchins, Mrs. R. D. Langley of Dover; Jess, Waketa, Okla, and Otis, Concordia. Besides 11 grandchildren and four brothers; Frank, of Macyville; Charles and D. H. Gordon, of Concordia and George Gordon of McCloud, California; two sisters, Mrs. F. B. Brownell and Mrs Belle Brummett, of Concordia. Iinterment will be made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. [The Gordon family came from Guilford Co., North Carolina and lived in Gentry Co., Missouri before their arrival in Cloud County.] ("The Kansan," 19 Jul 1934 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
BROOKS, MAJOR J. T.
Major J.T. Brooks died at his home, May 2 1899, in the east part of the city Monday afternoon, May 1st, after a complicated illness dating back several months. Major Brooks was one of the county’s earliest settlers, he was well known by nearly everyone here and was universally respected. He was born in McMinnville, TN December 23, 1822 and moved with his parents, when a small boy, to Illinois where he resided at the breakout of the Mexican War. He enlisted and served throughout the war, returning to his home at the close where he married Sarah J. Riggs, who died only this last December. At the breaking out of the Civil War, he offered his service to his country and was chosen captain of a company in the 107th Illinois Volunteers and was promoted to the rank of Major in the same regiment for gallant service on the field. At the close of the war, he immigrated to Kansas, settling first in Linn County and afterwards in 1872 he came to Cloud County and homesteaded a farm near Miltonvale, which he still owned at the time of his death. In 1894, he moved to Concordia. Two sons and three daughters and one sister and a brother still survive him. (information from Lanette Giese, Great Great Granddaughter of Major Brooks)
BUSHONG, ELIZABETH FRANCES
Bushong, Elizabeth Frances DIED: At her home, near Meredith, Kan., Elizabeth Frances, wife of Peter Bushong, January 8, ’84, in the 49th year of her age. By her departure, Peter loses a beloved companion; the children a fond mother; the church, a sister dearly beloved by all; the S. S. class, of which she was a teacher one year, a noble teacher. It appeared that her class could not get their lessons good enough nor do enough for her. It was composed of boys and girls 11 to 13 years in age and about 15 of them. She went to the S. S. as long as she was able, was not confined to her bed at all; sat up in her arm-chair most of the time; and went out riding nearly every few days. Dispatched for B. Elliott, Cawker city, Kan. And to her only sister in Nebraka, and Rilla Jount also of Nebraska; but all failed to come. Elder Stamp preached the funeral in the afternoon of the 11th to a large and sympathizing congregation; after which her remains were laid in the Union cemetery in Oakland township about a mile from her home. (From the scrapbook of Eliza Ann White Jay (1844-1919)
Bushong, John Died at the residence of Peter Bushong, Cloud county, Kansas, April 20th, 1885, after an illness of several weeks, John Bushong, aged 87 years 6 months and 4 days. The deceased was born in KY Oct. 16th., 1797. Was taken by his parents to Ross County, Ohio, when an infant. Married when about 18 years of age to Miss Rush, by whom there were seven children born to him. While he was sick he told me that in the same year he was walking alone in deep distress of mind and threw himself in the hands of the Lord; and then and there there was a light shone about him above the brightness of the noon day sun, but he said he had not lived all these years as he should. In the year '33 he married again to Rachel Van Voorhis, of Logan Co., Ohio, they having seven boys and one girl born to them. He was of strong constitution, a great reader of history and the Bible and the last 28 or 30 years of his life a devoted christian; joined the Christian church at Lynnville, Iowa, about 18 years ago. He lived in peace with all men, suffering wrong rather than to have trouble, and as long as the writer can recollect was called by his neighbors and all that knew him "Uncle John." He was what most people would call a radical prohibitionist, but with all this he has gone from us never to return and we miss him more so probably from the fact that he was blind the last 6 years of his life, we having to see after him the more, yet we do not mourn as those that have no hope but if faithful will meet his angelic form in that sweet bye and bye. ("The Miltonvale News," May 7, 1885 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
BUSHONG, REV. PETER
Rev. Peter Bushong, son of John and Rachael Bushong, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, March 5, 1836. He died May 31st., 1924, at the home of his son, P. M. Bushong, 810 Houston St., Manhattan, Kansas, having attained the ripe old age of 88 years, 2 months and 26 days. His early life was in Ohio and Illinois, he moving with his parents to Iowa in 1856, near Lynnville. In 1879 he moved to Cloud County, Kansas, where he remained until the loss of his wife caused him to make his home with his son at Manhattan in 1914, where he has resided since. Shortly after his arrival in Kansas he was instrumental in organizing the Meredith Christian Church located seven miles west of Miltonvale, in which he served in many capacities for several years as deacon and pastor. During these early days he was known as an outstanding character, personifying law enforcement, community advancement and church development. He was deeply loved by all classes in his neighborhood and county and was "Uncle Peter," to all of them. He is survived by three sons: T. F. Bushong of Everest, Kansas; P. M. Bushong, Manhattan, Kansas, and I. K. Bushong, Laird, Colorado; and by one brother, Sam Bushong, of Orange, California; also one sister, Mrs. M. A. Stallings, Laird, Colorado. A grand old man has passed to his home in heaven, but his influence for all things good will live forever. ("The Miltonvale Rcord" Jun. 5, 1924 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
At his home Saturday, Oct. 15, 1887. Abraham Butler, aged 56 years. Mr. Butler was one of our oldest and best respected settlers, and the news of his death will be regretted by all. The sympathy of our people goes to the afflicted family in this their second death in a few days. Mr. Butler was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Encampment, and Knights of Pythias, and the G. A. R. and was buried by the orders in the Glasco cemetery Sunday. Abram Butler was born in Belmont County, Ohio, October 30, 1830, was married to Hannah Hicks, November, 7th 1852. He was the father of seven children four of which are dead, he came to Kansas and located in Solomon township in 1870, where he lived up to the time of his death, Oct. 15th, 1887. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and while on his death bed he said he put his trust in Jesus and that he believed God had forgiven his sins. He was perfectly rational up to the hour of his death recognizing the friends who were present and bidding all good bye, shaking hands with them only after he grew too weak to speak. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (The Glasco Sun, Nov. 5, 1887 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
CARLSON, ANNA (JOHANNESSON)
Carlson, Anna (Johannesson) Mrs. Anna Carlson died February 19, 1948 at Sunset Home in Concordia. Mrs. Carlson was 81 years old and an early resident of Cloud County. She exhibited the "sturdy qualities of a pioneer mother; her serene faith, an unpretentious sweetness and the kindly touch of humor which endeared her to those who knew her." Mrs. Carlson was born in Stavnäs, Varmland, Sweden, May 27, 1866. She immigrated to the Clifton area in the late 1880's. She was married to Charles E. Carlson when both were employed by Colonel N. B. Brown. Mrs. Carlson was preceded in death by her husband, C. E. Carlson, and a daughter, Lillian. She is survived by daughter Mrs. Edna Johnston and son Gov. Frank Carlson. Also surviving are a brother Fred Johnson, Junction City, Mrs. Hilma Ness, Denver, and three grandchildren. (Compiled by Susan Hoppe)
CARLSON, CHARLES ERICK (C. E.)
Carlson, Charles Erick (C. E.) Mr. Carlson, a well known farmer in Cloud County died April 5, 1931, at his home in Buffalo township west of Concordia after a long illness. He was born Jan 31, 1862, in Hällestad, Ostergotland, Sweden and came to the US in 1886. He married Anna Johnson (Johannesson) Mar. 4, 1892 and they lived on a farm in Buffalo township 37 years. Active in the Baptist Church, Mr. Carlson was a truly Christian character. He is survived by his widow and 2 children, Representative Frank Carlson and Mrs. Edna Carlson, both of Concordia and a brother, Frank Carlson of Cleveland, OH.. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian, who died in infancy. Burial will be in the West Branch cemetery. (It has since been learned he had 2 sisters, Johanna Maria and Hilma Sophia who immigrated to the US) (Compiled by Susan Hoppe)
Cary, Cynthia Near Glasco, Cloud County, Kansas, at eight o'clock A. M. Friday, April 29th, 1887, Cynthia, wife of Liston D. Cary, age thirty (30) years and twenty-seven (27) days. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church the following Sunday, conducted by Elder H. E. Ballou, who addressed one of the largest and most sympathizing gatherings ever held in Glasco. The subject of this notice was born April 2nd, 1857, near New Chambersburg, Columbiana County, Ohio, and reared on her fathers farm. She was the only child born to Henry and Margaretta (nee Edwards) Messimore, and on her mother's side a blood relative of the world renowned traveler and poet Bayard Taylor. Her paternal ancestors were of German descent; She being the sixth (6) generation from Messimore who came to this country in the early part of the seventeenth (17) century and settled in York county, Pennsylvania. Her maternal ancestors came from England; she being the fifth (5) generation from John Edwards who came to the New World in the middle of the seventeenth (17) century and settled in Chester county, Pannsylvania. Her parents emigrated to Kosciusko county, Indiana, March 30 1864. She was the mother of two small children, Mable nine, and Luther seven years of age, who deeply mourn their loss. May God bless these dear little motherless children and help their sorrowing father to keep them together and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was just recovering from the measles and unexpected to herself and friends was suddenly stricken down and a brief sickness of about one hour during which time she was conscious, closed the short but sweet life. Her greatest regret was in parting with her little family. A few minutes before she breathed her last she threw her dear arms around my neck saying, "my dear little treasure, how can I leave you and our dear little children? how can I?" (The Glasco Sun, May 01, 1887 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
CLAPP, LULU J.
Mrs. Lula J. Clapp, 77 years old, died at her home, 1623 Olive, Sunday Feb. 20. Mrs. Clapp was an old resident of Beloit before coming to Concordia several years ago. Mr. Clapp died here about a year ago. Mrs. Clapp is survived by two sons, George and Spencer Clapp, both of Concordia. Funeral services will be held in Beloit, Mrs. Clapp's old home. b. Lydia Jane Petty, Aug 25, 1848, in Rush, IL (Submitted by V. Guzman)
Stephen Clapp, one of the early settlers of Kansas, died this morning at 621 Archer street. Mr. Clapp was about 80 years old at the time of his death, and was a veteran of the Civil War. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Clapp is survived by his wife: two sons, George and Spencer Clapp of this city; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Beach, of Independence, MO. Burial will be in the Beloit Cemetery. (Submitted by V. Guzman)
We learn that Mr. Buford Clark, a citizen of Summit township for the two years past, committed suicide soon after midnight, on Wednesday morning, by arising from his bed and jumping into his well 20 feet in depth. He had been suffering from temporary insanity, and for three months had been confined to his bed. (Submitted by V. Guzman)
COLES, WILLIAM B.
William B. Coles, son of James and Mary F. Coles was born Feb. 12, 1832 and departed this life March 11, 1922, aged 90 years and 27 days. Funeral services were held at the house by Brother Johnny Smith. The remains will be taken to Glasco, Kans. for burial by the side of the wife, who was buried there 22 years ago. Mr. Coles was born in Ohio. At the age of 20 he moved with his parents to Iowa. When he was 22 he married Miss Mary Crumrine on the 16th day of Sept. 1854. To this union were born four children three boys and one girl. Clark and Charlotte preceeded him in death several years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons Will and Joshua, nineteen grandchildren, forty three great grand children, and two great great grand children. Mr. Coles enlisted in the civil war in 1862 and with the 34th Iowa, served 3 years. Came home in 1865, Mr. and Mrs. Coles gave their hearts to God in a Methodist meeting at Coursens Grove Mitchel Co., Kansa in 1880. (Submitted by V. Guzman)
Adolor Collette, son of Francis and Anna Collette, was born on a farm near St. Joe, Kansas on Nov. 19, 1886 and passed away at St. Joseph's hospital, Dec. 29, 1959 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 11 days. On Nov. 26, 1907 he was united in marriage to Rosa Anna Balthazor and to them four children were born. He is survived by his wife, two sons, William of Wichita, KS, Clifford of Clyde; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Michaud, Polk City, Iowa, Mrs. Helen Michaud, Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Joe Collette, North Sioux City, S.D., Pete Collette, Excelsior Springs, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Courville of Clifton, Mrs. Eva Quinnett, Shawnee, OK; seven grandchildren, , several nieces, nephews and ohter relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Helen and a brother Pat. Funeral services were held at the Clyde Catholic Church on Thursday morning, Dec. 31st and burial was in Mt Cavalry Cemetery at Clyde. Serving as pallbearers were C.L. Wagner, Irvin Hockman, Elmer Couture, Leo Ouellette, Louis Ouellette and Leo LaBarge. ("Clyde Republican" Jan. 7. 1966 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)
With surprise and genuine regret, the news of the death of Mr. Joseph Cool, the founder of Coolville, and our representative for two terms, was received by our people on Monday last. Born in Montgomery County, New York, on the 24th of October, 1820, he reached the age of 62 years, 3 months and five days. On March the 30th 1847, he was married to Miss Nancy Bates, who has been, in his long and varied journey through life, a true, kind and dutiful wife, and indulgent mother to the seven children who are left with her, to mourn the loss of him, their guide, counselor, and support. Born in the same town, with tastes and aspirations alike, they soon looked for a larger and wider field of usefulness, and in 1853 emigrated to Delaware County, Iowa. Soon after, they removed to Anamosa, Jones County, in the same state, where Mr. Cool followed the carpenter's trade in summer and teaching school in winter. In the year of 1876 he moved with his family to Kansas, and settled in Cloud Co, near Glasco, where he opened up and improved a now fine farm. No wonder that he soon became respected and beloved in this community, and in the fall of 1878 our people demonstrated their confidence and esteem by sending him to the State Legislature. To this office he was again re-elected in 1880 and proved, by his unselfish and untiring efforts to espouse the rights of the people, a most worthy and efficient officer. His last illness was brief, extending only over the period of a few weeks. The primary cause of his death was a fever sore from which he had suffered from childhood, resulting finally in blood-poisoning. His only son [Louis], aged 20 who was teaching school at Manhattan, Iowa was telegraphed for but did not arrive in time to witness his father's death. The oldest daughter, Mrs. Bates, aged 35, has been a widow 8 years. The second is the wife of Chas. C. King, living about 4 miles from Coolville. The third, is the wife of Mr. H. Rogers, also lives in the neighborhood. The fourth resides in Iowa, wife of C. D. Hosford. The two remaining daughters, are single, and living at home. Miss Minnie, is engaged in teaching school, and Miss Alice, aged 16, is now the sorrowing mothers tenderest care. The brother and sisters of the deceased live in the east. (The Glasco Sun, Feb. 03, 1883 ~ Submitted by V. Guzman)