BOGUE --- Ida K. Adams, 93, Bogue, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003.

Miss Adams was born Ida K. Grecian on Jan. 9, 1910, at rural Graham County.  She taught school in several country schools before teaching at Bogue Grade School for 26 years.

Survivors include a sister, Nova Neuhaus of Amarillo, Texas.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Bogue United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Morian Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

Memorials may be made to the church, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Graham County Hospital.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and 1:30 p.m. to service time at the church.
(Salina Journal ~ August 16, 2003 ~ Page 4)


Kinsley - Mrs. Catherine C. Allison, 90, of Hill City, died Wednesday at the Graham County Hospital in Hill City. Born March 18, 1876 in New York State, she had lived in Hill City 15 years. She lived on a farm in the Kinsley area for 30 years. Her husband, Henry died in 1936.

She was a member of Hill City Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Boyd Catherine Swearengen, Hill City; son, James F. Allison, Salem, Ore., brother, Thomas R. Brown, Louisville, Ky; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McKillip Memorial Chapel, Kinsley, with the Rev. Victor V. Victor, officiating. Burial will be in the Kinsley Cemetery. Friends may call at the Spencer Chapel, Hill City, until noon Friday. After that time call at the McKillip Chapel in Kinsley. (Western Kansas Press, May 7, 1966, page 7)


Thos. Allison, a colored man about 70, died at his home near Hill City Tuesday and was buried in the family graveyard. (The Hill City Reveille, May 18, 1894)


Mrs. N. Alloway, Skelton, died Saturday. (The Hill City Reveille, February 23, 1894)


Bertie Ambrosier, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ambrosier, died of penumonia at her home in Milbrook township March 20. She was born June 8, 1880 in Crawford county, Ohio. Burial in Hill City Cemetery. (The Hill City Reville, March 28, 1895)


A Graham County resident since 1907, Mrs. Frances Charlotte Anderson of Hill City died late Monday at the Graham County hospital at the age of 89.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Funeral Chapel, Hill City, with burial at the Hill City Cemetery.

Rev. Nate Walker, Assembly of God Church, will officiate.

Friends may call at Spencers.

Her husband, George David died in 1950.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Coddington, Hill City, Mrs. Mary Bair, Columbia City, Ore.; Mrs. Roger Pruitt, Sherman, Texas; Mrs. Bill Spratling, Norton; three sons, Wesley and George both of Hill City; Rollie, Plainville, three brothers, John Culp, Wagnor, Okla.; George Culp, Zurich; Frank Culp. The Dalles, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. (The Hays Daily News, November 4, 1964, page 7)


Alzina E. Burge was born in Monroe Center, Ashtabula County, Ohio October 21, 1854.  She moved with her parents to Indiana in 1866.  In the spring of 1872 she moved to Kansas with her mother.  Was married to Benjamin Hill, April 26, 1875.  To this union were born ten children.  Six boys and four girls.  Two daughters preceeding her in death.

The children are:  John Hill, Ash Grove, Kansas; Mrs. Ella Jamison, Lincoln, Nebr.; Ben Hill, Studley, Kansas; Mrs. Mercy Latto, Belleville, Kansas; Charley Hill, Republic, Ks.; Joe Hill, Gaylord, Kansas; Ivan Hil, Hebron, Nebr.; Noble Hill, Belleville, Kans.

In 1915 with the two youngest sons Ivan and Noble she moved to Belleville, Kansas.  On November 27, 1917 she was married to A. B. Bachelor at Belleville, Kansas where she resided until her death May 28, 1921.

Funeral services were conducted from the house Sunday at 4 p.m. by Andrew Glenn and burial made in the cemetery, Morland, Kansas, Monday, May 30, 1921 at 10 a.m.
(Belleville Republic County Democrat ~ June 1, 1921)


James Baird, Morland, buried one of his daughters in Anderson Cemteery May 30. (The Hill City Reville, June 1, 1894)


Obit: A service will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel for Earl L. Barbee, 85, who died in a Battle Ground care center Sunday, April 20, 1997. Born Jan. 15, 1912, in Bogue, Kan., Mr. Barbee lived in Clark County since 1941. He retired in 1964 after working 30 years at Alcoa. A member of the Vancouver Eagles Lodge, he enjoyed boating, fishing and his dogs. A grandson, John Marshall, died in 1989. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Geneva, at home; two daughters, Louise Mill and Alvona Marshall, both of Vancouver; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Washington Humane Society, 2323 W. 26th St., Extension, Vancouver, WA 98660. (The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington), Submitted by Ida Maack Recu)


We have learned that Bert Barkdoll, who recently lived in this county died in Gassville, Arkansas, September 25 or 26th. (The Hill City Reveille, October 12, 1894)


Jesse Beecher was killed by lightning during an electric storm Friday evening, July 13, 1888, near his residence, in Morland Township, Graham County, Kansas. Mr. Beecher was born in Lancaster Co., Ohio, May 17, 1844; moved with his parents to the state of Missouri at the age of ten years; enlisted in the U.S. army in 1863, and served his country almost three years; emigrated from Missouri to Rooks County, Kansas, in the year 1871 and resided there until in the spring of 1879, when he moved to Graham county; was married to Ella C. Lott of Trego County, December 25, 1882, since which time they have lived happily at their home in Graham county.

Mr. Beecher was well known throughout Graham, Rooks, and Trego counties. He was a prosperous stock dealer in these counties. As a business man, he was known for his honesty, and was well liked by every one. As a neighbor, he was beloved for his generosity, wise counsel and brotherly kindness. As a brother, he was one of America's noblest sons.

In departing this life, Mr. Beecher leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of a loving and beloved husband and father. The mourning ones have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends. G. S. B. (Western Kansas World, July 21, 1888)


Leland, Kan., Sept. 1 - Prof. Alonzo Richard Bell, A. M. of Leland, Graham County died at the home of his parents on Wednesday, September 16, of pneumonia and typhoid malarial fever.

He was born in Putnam county, Missouri in 1867 and came with his parents to Graham County in early boyhood. Here he attended the district schools and taught several terms. In 1888 he attended the Kansas Normal college at Fort Scott. In 1890 he was principal of the schools at Hill City and in 1891 he attended the Salina Normal university taking successively the teacher's, scientific and classic courses. In 1893 he was given charge of the scientific department of that school and in the meantime he attended the scientific and classes of the Salina Wesleyan university. From both of these schools he received the Bachelor's degree.

In 1895 he was elected vice president of the Afton Normal school, Afton, Iowa, but he soon resigned and took up the post graduate of the Kansas university which school conferred upon him the Master's degree in June, 1896.

Prof. Bell attained a high standing in Normal institute work in this state. He instructed two years in Rooks County, conducted one year in Rice County and two years in Thomas County.

Prof. Bell intended this year to be a candidate for the doctor's degree in the Chicago university. (Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital, September 22, 1896, page 3)


Mrs. Gladys E. Billman, 57, of Hill City, died Wednesday at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hill City Methodist Church. Rev. Jack Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Friends may call at Spencer's Funeral Home, Hill City, until service time.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph, her father, Clarence Quint, Hill City; two brothers, Ralph, Delmer, both of Hill City; two sisters, Mrs. Leora Brenton, Hill City; Mrs. Murve Newton, Hays. (The Hays Daily News, June 2, 1966, page 4)


We are very sorry to report the death of the seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Black. The entire community extends sympathy to the sorrowing family. (Penokee) (The Hill City, Kansas, April 24, 1930, transcribed Jim Laid)


Sheriff Blackman killed

Joyce Blackman, sheriff of Graham county, died yesterday from a wound sustained early Tuesday morning in a battle with outlaws. Alfred (Red) Cummins, a boot-legger well-known in this part of the state, fired the fatal shot and was himself wounded in the back.

Cummins and Robert Huntington were arrested about six weeks ago on information from North Platte, Nebraska, where they were charged with a hold up and wounding a man, but delay in the arrival of a warrant caused their release on a habeous corpus. Later a state warrant was issued. Blackman and a deputy overtook the pair near Moreland [sic] and crowded their car into the ditch. Ordered to come out of the car, Huntington came up with hands up, but Cummins came out shooting. The sheriff was shot through the lungs. Cummins was shot through the flesh over the kidneys, but was able to run and escaped. Tuesday he was captured in a corn field west of Lenora where he had been taken and hidden by a friend name Sullivan, who is being held as an accessory after the fact. Sheriff Blackman died early Wednesday morning of internal hemorrhage. (Typed as was in The Brewster Herald, July 31, 1930, page 1, transcribed by Peggy Thompson - Note: Alfred Cummings is my father. I would like to set the record straight on Joyce Blackman’s Obituary. He was not killed by my father. He was only wounded. I met Mr. Blackman when he was managing a grain elevator in Hill City, Kansas, thank you Charles Cumming)


HILL  CITY --- Funeral services were held here for Mrs. Flora E. Brandt, 87.  The Rev. Robert Jeffries officiated and burial was in Morland cemetery.

Mrs. Brandt was born in Ohio.  She moved to Kansas at the age of 31.  She had made her home in Graham county since 1886.  Survivors include these sons and daughters: Mrs. Hazel Gross, Hill City; Mrs. Myrtle Olson, Russell; Ray M. Brandt, Opheim, Mont; Mrs. Vinnie Stroule, San Leandro, Cal., and Elmer, Aurora, Colo.
(Unknown Newspaper ~ 1953)


Mrs. D. E. Brashear, 46, died August 3. Buried in Hill City. (The Hill City Reveille, August 8, 1895)


Mr. James P. Braynard, 63, died in Hill City, June 11. Burial was in the family burying ground in northwest Graham county. He was born in Middleburg, Vermont, July 17, 1830. (The Hill City Reveille, June 15, 1894)


John Brislin Found Dead - Penokee Bachelor Freezes to Death in His Home

John Brislin, 69, well known bachelor of Penokee, was found frozen to death on the floor of his home last Friday evening, by Ray Barnes, filling station attendant, who had gone to the Brislin home to take his mail.

Brislin, it appears, had prepared to retire Thursday night when, according to Sheriff Jones, he was stricken with a sudden heart attack and fell to the floor where he was found nearly 24 hours later.

He was well known in Graham county having come here from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, when he was a young man. He was a resident of Hill City for a number of years, working as a stone mason.

Funeral services were held Monday and he was buried in the Leland cemetery. (The Hill City Times, Thursday, February 4, 1932, transcribed by Jim Laird)


NORTON --- Charles D. Brown, 77, Norton, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1991, at the Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.

Mr. Brown was born Oct. 11, 1914, on a farm southwest of Logan and had lived in Phillips, Rooks and Norton counties.  He was a farmer.

A daughter, Hazel, died in 1983.

Survivors include four sons, Dennis of Norton, Larry and Stephen, both of Phillipsburg, and Charles of Agra; a daughter, Ruth Ann Brown of Norton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, the Rev. Ronald Scheimo officiating.  Burial will be in Buchanan-Brown Cemetery, Graham County.

Memorials may be made to the Phillips County Hospital for heart-monitoring equipment.

The casket will be closed Friday.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ Wednesday ~ November 6, 1991 ~ Page 9)


Lightning struck the house of Eli McHenry, Ellsworth on the 21st. McHenry, Frank Brown and Edward Grimes were killed. Grimes was formerly a resident of this county. (The Hill City Reveille, July 25, 1895)


Virgil T. Brown, 45, died Monday morning at his home 1317 Quincy street. He was born in Overton, Nebraska, May 5, 1900 but lived in Hill City, Kansas until 1937 when he came to Topeka to make his home. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church being associated with the Usher board of the Church. He was also past Master of Euclid Lodge No. 2, A. F. & A. M., and a member of the Kappa Alpha Pal fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Prentice Brown of the home. One daughter, Mrs. Nadine Riley, Overton, Nebraska. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brown, Hill City, Kansas. Two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Shenibly, Overton, Nebraska and Mrs. Mabel B. Girley, Denver, Colorado. Three brothers, Alfred Brown, Detroit, Michigan, Neil Brown, Wichita, Kansas and Thomas O. Brown, Wheeling, West Virginia. Two aunts, ten nephews and six nieces. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Ernest Brown officiating. Bowers was in charge. (Plaindealer, September 7, 1945, page 3)


HILL  CITY --- The funeral for Michael D. Bryant, 29, Hill City, was Monday at the Immaculate Heart of the Mary Roman Catholic Church, Hill City, the Rev. Mark Dreiling officiating.

Mr. Bryant died March 22 at St. Joseph hospital, Concordia, 11 days after he was injured critically in a collision between 2 semi-trucks south of Concordia.  His wife, Iona, suffered severe injuries and is still under treatment and listed as satisfactory at St. Joseph hospital.

Other survivors are his mother, Mrs. Marie Bryant, Penokee; a daughter, Elizabeth, El Dorado; 8 step-children, Vivian, Jeanie, Charlotte, Laurie, Deanna, Eddie and Wayne Knipp, and Marsha Meier, all of Hill City; 3 brothers, Don, Bob and Pat, all of Penokee; 4 sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Eckert, Colo.; Mrs. Mildred Shaw, Grand Junction, Colo., and Mrs. Dorothy Neginfind and Mrs. Levon Diggens, both of Denver.

Burial was in the Penokee cemetery.  The Rosary was recited at Spencer chapel, Hill City.
(Salina Journal ~ Thursday ~ March 28, 1974 ~ Page 10)


Col. Burt, one of Graham County's oldest and most respected citizens died at the home of his sister in Washington County, Kansas January 10. (The Hill City Reveille, January 24, 1895)


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Callison, Morlan township, died only an hour after birth. Burial in a cemetery near Mr. Morts. (The Hill City Reville, April 11, 1895)


M. W. Carney, received news of the death of his father, 87, who lived in Ohio, 104 miles east of Cincinnati. (The Hill City Reveille, May 4, 1894)


Mrs. H.J. Carver Dies

Mrs. H.J. Carver, an early day resident of Allodium township, died Thursday, March 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ted Evans, in Graham township. Services will be held at Morland today (Thursday) at 2:00 o'clock and interment made in the Anderson cemetery, with Rev. C.D. Gambriell, of Hill City officiating. A fitting. (THe Hill City Times, April 2,1931, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Henry Cassel, about 62, died from heart disease while plowing a field. A dispatch has been sent to his son, Will Cassel, who is in Omaha. (The Hill City Reveille, June 13, 1895)


Mrs. Carrie Chaney died at her residence in Gettysburg township, Graham county, two weeks ago last evening, we see by the Times. Mrs. Chaney was the wife of the notorious John W. Chaney, who was shot and killed one recent night in the village of Gettysburg. Mrs. Chaney is said to have loved her wicked husband. Perhaps if he were living today she would be too. (Western Kansas World, May 2, 1885)


Mrs. Selina Cole, 54, wife of John W. Cole, died March 15. Burial in Hill City Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, March 21, 1895)


Samuel Conklin, 52, died August 27 at his home in southern Norton county. He was an old soldier and highly esteemed. (The Hill City Reveille, September 7, 1894)


Mrs. William Cooney, Morland, died November 19. She leaves a large family of small children. Burial will be in Jackson county, Missouri. (The Hill City Reveille, November 22, 1894)


Mrs. Belle Mowry received the sad tidings Saturday that her sister, Mrs. Alta Courtney had passed away at her home in Sious Falls, South Dakota the previous Wednesday following a stroke. The deceased was well and favorably know in the Lucerne Graden country as Miss Alta Warner in the early settlement of that section. (The Reveille New Era, November 28, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)


A bud that the Gardener gave us
A pre and lovely child,
He gave her in our keeping
To cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening,
To the glory of the day,
Down came the Heavenly Gardener
And took our flower away.

Betty Lou, daughter of William and Myrtle Covalt of Morland was born November 18, 1930 near Morland and passed away June 20, 1935 at the Norton Hospital after an illness of only a few days. She was the youngest daughter of a family of ten children and during her short life of less than 5 years she won the love and admiration of all whose pleasure it was to know her. That sweet happy face and loving smile will long be remembered and we know the Angles [sic] in Heaven are rejoicing for the addition to the childrens chorus up there.

She leaves to mourn her passing her father and mother, five sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Ruth Kennedy of Pueblo, Colorado, Pauline, Wilma Esther, and Deepha; Roy, Wehrle, Charles and Verlan all of the home. Her grandmother, Mrs. Swisher of Morland and many other relatives and friends. Those who knew her best loved her most.

No stain was on her little heart,
Sin had not entered there;
And innocence slept sweetly on
That pail white brow so fair.
She was too pure for this cold earth,
Too beautiful to stay
And so God's holy angel bore
Our darling one away.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church in Morland Saturday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Dick had charge of the service. The choir composed of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hunsick-- (remainder of obituary missing). (Source: The Morland Monitor, (Morland, Kansas), 27 June 1935. Contribued by Jan Beecher)


Chas. Covalt, the son of Isaac Covalt of Morland, died last Friday. Charley was married about a year ago to Miss Ida flynn. (The Hill City Reveille, June 13, 1895)


Little child of John Danene, Pioneer, died the May 18th. (The Hill City Reveille, May 25, 1894)


Mrs. G. C. Davis, 33 Morlan Township, died August 1st of consumption. She and her husband came to Graham county about two years ago from Osborne county. (The Hill City Reveille, August 8, 1895)


Mrs. Ben Dawson, Nicodemus, died yesterday, probably of sunstroke. (The Hill City Reveille, September 12, 1895)


Mrs. Circea Dawson, wife of John S. Dawson, died at their home in Allodium township, September 6, age 25, of complications following childbirth. She was early settler of the county, residing with her parents, John Percell and wife, near Fremont (now Morland) when she was quite small. (The Hill City Reveille, September 14, 1894)


John G. Dawson, 77 of Hoisington, died Monday morning at the Hoisington Hospital after being a patient one week. Born Dec. 16, 1889 in Graham County his wife Olive, died in 1963. A resident of Hoisington 43 years, he was a retired conductor for the Missouri-Pacific railroad.

He is survived by sons, Orval, Belleville, Ill., Adrian, Topeka, Robert, Wichita, and C. V. Winona, daughters, Mrs. Bob Howell, Hoisington, Mrs. Oneida Garvin, Hutchinson, Mrs. Thomas Ray, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Thomas Penell, Bethexda, Md.; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Burgat Funeral Home Chapel in Hoisington, the Rev. Clarence Zimmerman officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Hill City Cemetery at Hill City. The family suggests contributions to the heart fund. (Great Bend Daily Tribune, October 24, 1967, page 2)

Funeral services for John G. Dawson, 77, of Hoisington, who died Monday were at 10 a.m. this morning at the Burgat Chapel in Hoisington with the Rev. Clarence Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in Hill City Cemetery at 3 p.m. (Great Bend Daily Tribune, October 25, 1967, page 2)




Last Saturday forenoon A. J. Dorman, who lived in Graham county, about eight miles north of Wa-Keeney, started to walk to Albert Moseley's place, about five miles distant. Mr. Dorman was treasurer of his school district, and Mr. Moseley is the clerk. Mr. Dorman's object was to see Mr. Moseley on official business. After leaving his own home Mr. Dorman never was seen alive. About 8 o'clock Saturday evening a man who happened to be passing that way found his dead body lying across the road, about three miles northwest— toward Moseley's— from his (Dorman's) house. An examination showed that an undue accumulation of water around the heart had produced death. It is believed his death was painless. [Western Kansas World, (WaKeeney, KN) 26 Nov 1887 - Sub. by K.T.]


Mrs. J. J. Drummond, 30, died at her home in Happy township February 27. She was born in Scotland County, Missouri, August 14, 1864. She married J. J. Drummond, February 4, 1886 and they came to Graham County in 1888. (The Hill City Reveille, March 7, 1895)


Mr. Eithmyer's little girl died Monday. Burial in Collyer cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, January 31, 1895)


Geo. Emmons buried one of his little girls last Sunday. (The Hill City Reveille, March 12, 1895)


Mary Delila McDowell, daughter of William and Ellen McDowell, was born near Waterloo, Iowa, February 10th, 1869, and departed this life at her home five miles north of Penokee, Kansas, on August 24, 1941 at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 14 days. She moved with her parents to Mitchell county, Kansas, at the age of 6 years. Later, when she was 12 years old, she moved with them to Graham county where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Thomas Harvey Evans, October 11th, 1888, at Gettysburg, Kansas. She and her husband moved to their homestead north of Penokee where she resided until the time of her death.

To this union were born 10 children, five of whom preceded her in death: four dying in infancy and one, Mrs. Dora Moore, who died at Morland, Kansas, March 14th, 1917. Her husband also preceded her in death on June 23rd, 1935. She leaves to mourn her departure five children; Ova, of Hill City, Arley and Alvah of Penokee; Alice Heath of Morland; Clara Super of Hill City; two brothers, Joe McDowell of Wamsutter, Wyoming and Sam McDowell of Morland. Also 11 grandchildren and other relatives and many wahm [sic] friends in the community where she has lived so long.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. O. Dean Warden, of Morland were held at the Penokee Church on Tuesday, August 26th, and interment made in the Rock Creek cemetery beside her husband and departed children. (Source: Obituary clipping from unknown newspaper. Contribued by Jan Beecher)


Thomas Harvey Evans, son of Harvey and Lida Evans was born at Evansville, Indiana February 8th, 1863 and departed this life at his farm home, five miles north of Penokee, Kansas, June 23rd 1935 at the age of 72 years 4 months and 15 days.

He was united in marriage to Mary Delila McDowell, October, 11th. 1888. To this union were born ten children; five preceeding him in death, four dying in infancy and one, Mrs. Dora Moore, of Morland, Kansas, who died March 14th. 1917. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and five children; Ova of Hill City, Arley and Alvah of Penokee, Alice Heath of Morland and Clara Super of Hill City; also three brothers and two sisters and other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Mr. Evans came to Cloud county when only a small boy and lived there until he had grown to manhood. He came to Graham county in 1884 and settled on a homestead five miles north of Penokee. There he resided until the time of his death.

By thrift and close application to his duties he prospered and became on of the leading landowners of the county. He was a kind husband and father and a loyal friend and neighbor, ready to help when anyone was in need. He will be greatly missed in the community where he has lived since the pioneer days.

Funeral services were held in the Penokee Church and the body was laid to rest in the Rock Creek cemetery beside his departed children. (Source: The Morland Monitor, (Morland, Kansas), 27 June 1935. Contributed by Jan Beecher)


William P. Fulkerson of Hill City died Friday night at the Graham County hospital, Hill City at the age of 90.

A Hill City resident the past 55 years he was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hill City Assembly of God Church. Rev. dan McGraw will officiate. Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery, Palco.

Friends may call at the Spencer Chapel, Hill City, from 1 p.m. today until service time.

Survivors include his wife, Maude, two sons, Norman, Houston, Texas; Ray, ventura, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Lillian) McDaniels, Monte Vista, Colo.; Mrs. Edna Irby, Newton; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. (Hays Daily News, April 10, 1966, page 12)


Mrs. Myrtle P. Forgy, 77 year old Hill City resident, died yesterday at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City. She had been hospitialized the past 101 days.

Born December 6, 1887, she had been a resident of Hill City for the past 64 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul Deines, Hill City; two sons, Dorran, Hill City; Roy, Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Ernie, died in 1958.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hill City Church of God. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Friends may call at Spencer Funeral Chapel, Hill City, until service time. (The Hays Daily Times, July 6, 1965, page 6)


HILL CITY — Lyle A. Foster, 66, Hill City, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City. Mr. Foster was born April 9, 1929, at Hoxie and was a lifelong resident of the Hill City area. He was a domestic water and irrigation well driller; worked on road and bridge construction; oil fields; and at Great Western Sugar Factory and Graham County Road Department. He was a member of Lenora Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie A. of Hill City; six sons, Edward Lee of Hill City, Dale Eugene, David Wayne and John Alan, all of Leavenworth, Ronald Dean of Inman and James Darwin of Lindsborg; a daughter, Jackie Jo Bond of Liberal; seven brothers, Lawrence of Lenora, Robert of Plainville, Gordon of Newberg, Ore., Vernon of Topeka, Floyd of Olathe, Howard of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Clarence of Gardner; seven sisters, Thelma Beagley of Kansas City, Mo., Erma Allison of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Helen Bivens of Laporte, Colo., Eleanor Esslinger of Beloit, Dorothy Vaughn of Kansas City, Kan., Gloria Schmitten of  Gladstone, Mo., and Marilyn Miles of Vancouver, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hill City Christian Church, Pastor Howard Guidry officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City. Memorials may be made to Graham County Home Health Care in care of Graham County Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.  (Salina Journal, Thursday, April 4, 1996, submitted by Maurene Richard Miller)


Capt. Fouts, Collyer, died Thursday of heart disease. (The Hill City Reveille, November 29, 1894)


Mrs. Joseph Fullen of Allodium township died Monday. Burial in Lenora Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, April 25, 1895)


The funeral of Gayln Gano, 33, Hill City auto crash victim was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church here, the Revs. Nathanial Walker and Eldon Rosenberg officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Mr. Gano was killed Monday evening in a car crash near Hill City. Also killed was Glenn Irwin, 65, Hill City.

Surviving Mr. Gano are the widow, Jean; two sons, Greg 8, and Timmy 10 days; two daughters, Ginger, 5 and Patty 3 all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Thelma Gano, Hill City, three sisters, Mrs. Dora Lee Malsom, Wakeeney; Mrs. Donna Mitchem, Hill City, and Mrs. Carolyn Powers, Minneapolis, Minn., and three brothers, gordon and Gerald, Hill City, and Vern, Mount Gilead, Ohio. (Salina Journal, May 13, 1964, page 15)


Old Settler Dies. Mrs. Garland, 81, colored, of Downs, Kansas, died Saturday evening, March 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lou Alexander, near Bogue. Funeral services Thursday and interment southeast of Bogue. (The Hill City Times, April 2, 1931, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Mrs. Charles Gepner, Indiana Township, died at Edmond, Kansas Sunday. (The Hill City Reveille, January 17, 1895)


Mr. Gish, 66, of Morland died of heart disease and asthma Wednesday. (The Hill City Reveille, May 18, 1894)


Hill City, Nov. 30 --- Comrade James Gordon, a veteran of the Civil war, died at noon on Friday, November 25, and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Hill City cemetery.  Funeral services were held at the Federated church under the auspices of the Millbrook Lodge A.F. and A.M. led by Rev. A. L. Carlton of Plainville. Visiting lodge members from Moreland and from Bogue were in attendance.

Among the visitors from other towns were:  Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Sims of Hays, I. W. Boyle of Sylvan Grove, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Kay and Mr. and Mrs. J. J . Harkness of Morland, William McClure of Penokee, and Harley Henderson of Bogue.  Mr. Gordon was born in Londonberry, Ireland, in 1842 nad came with his parents to America in 1847.  He removed to Iowa in 1853 and enlisted in the United States service at the age of twenty.  He came to Graham county Kansas in 1878 and has been identified with the history of the county for upwards of forty years.  He served as probate judge, justice of peace and as postmaster at Hill City where he has made his home since retiring from the farm, some twenty years ago.
(Salina Evening Journal ~ Wednesday ~ November 30, 1921 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)


Mrs. Bertha Louella Graham, 85, Garden City, former longtime Hill City resident, died Thursday morning in the Briar-Hill Manor Nursing Home, Garden City, after a six weeks illness.

She was born Sept. 9, 1884 in Nebraska. She moved to Garden City in 1943, after residing in Hill City for many years. She was a member of the Christian Church in Hill City.

She was married to Frank Graham on July 24, 1905 in Hill City. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1963.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred David of Garden City and Mrs. Jean Hopper of Wichita; one son, Francis of Lamar, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Lena Welborn of Pico Riveria, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hill City Cemetery. Rev. Richard Near will officiate. Phillips-White Funeral Home of Garden City is in charge of arrangements. (The Hays Daily News, December 4, 1969, page 3)


It is with sadness that we chronicle the death of little Pearl Graham, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Graham, which occurred July 6. She was 6 years, 11 months, and 21 days old. This is the second death in their family within a little more than a year. Funeral services were conducted by REv. Earley and the reamins laid to rest Wednesday in teh Rock Creek cemetery. Rev. Earley's text was "She is not dead but sleepeth." The bereaved father and mother and brothers and sisters have the sympathy of all. (Source: The People's Reveille, (Hill City, Kansas), 17 July 1909. Contributed by Jan Beecher)


Ervin Douglas Gray, 59, died Saturday to Hill City after a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 13, 1905 in Leavenworth and had lived in Stafford almost all of his life until moving to Hill City a month ago.

Survivors are the widow Doris, one daughter, Glenda Gray of Wichita, one son, douglas of Salina, his mother, Mrs. Elmer Gray of Stafford; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Burns of St. John, Mrs. Iva Aldrich of Herrington, Mrs. Ethel Dierking of stafford and a brother Kenneth of Stafford. (Great Bend Tribune, April 27, 1964, page 3)


Mrs. Green who lived northwest of Lenora, died of injuries received when she and her husband were thrown out of the cart they were riding in. (The Hill City Reveille, March 12, 1895)


Lightning struck the house of Eli McHenry, Ellsworth on the 21st. McHenry, Frank Brown and Edward Grimes were killed. Grimes was formerly a resident of this county. (The Hill City Reveille, July 25, 1895)


HILL  CITY --- Lois Gustafson, 84, Hill City, died Saturdy, Nov. 1, 2003.

Mr. Gustafson was born Lois Louise Elliott on June 15, 1919, at Lamar, Neb.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, George of Hill City; four daughters, Myrna McGee of Bella Vista, Ark., Marllys Yelton of Palco, Merriel Riley of Hill City and Mary Monaghan of Boca Raton, Fla.; three sisters, Ione Cobb of Luray, Alberta Brown of Mesa, Ariz., and Betty Wheeler of Bogue; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Red Line Church of God, rural Palco.  Burial will be in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

Memorials may be made to the church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Spencer Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
(Salina Journal ~ November 5, 2003 ~ Page 4)


The infant son of J. W. Hanna, Hoganville, died the 12th. Burial in Norton Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, May 30, 1895)


HAYS --- Adolph Harris, 77, Hays, died Monday, Dec. 19, 1994, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

Mr. Harris was born June 23, 1917, at Hill City and was a resident of Hays since 1991, moving from Hoxie.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and had been a welder.

Survivors include his wife, Opal of the home; seven brothers, Kenneth of Bogue, Edward of Eckert, Colo., Robert of Colby, Arlie Jr. of Wichita, Clyde of Blue Rapids, Carrol of Oklahoma City and Raymond of El Dorado; and two sisters, Mary Potterf of Colby and Leona Sauer of Wichita.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mickey-Leopold Chapel, Hoxie, the Rev. Dick Robbins officiating.  Burial will be in Penokee Cemetery, Penokee.

Memorials may be made to Sheridan County Hospital, Hoxie.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel, 1024 Sheridan Ave., Hoxie  67740.
(Salina Journal ~ Thursday ~ December 22, 1994 ~ Page 9)


John Harris, 21, died at his father's home in Nicodemus township. (The Hill City Reveille, april 11, 1895)


We are indeed pained to chronicle the death of the baby of Henry Herbert and wife, Wednesday night of this week. (Source: The People's Reveille, (Hill City, Kansas), 12 March 1908. Contribued by Jan Beecher)


Mrs. Leroy Mowry of Elizabeth, Colo., was called to Grainfield, Kansas last Thursday by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Vincent Herman who passed away that day and funeral services were conducted Saturday, was the information received by Mrs. Bell Mowry of Hill City, mother of Leroy, in a telephone conversation Friday with daughter in law at Grainfield. (The Reveille New Era, December 19, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Mrs. Frances Hern, 74, died March 15 at the residence of t. J. Fletcher, Nicodemus. (The Hill City Reveille, March 23, 1894)


Grace Olive Hill-Heskett was born near Belleville, Republic county, Kan., February 29, 1880 and died October 12, 1917, at Grygla, Minnesota, aged 37 years, 7 months and 13 days.  Grace, as she was known to her large circle of friends, moved with her parents to the farm near Morland in the year 1894.  Here she spent the happy years of childhood, developing the many traits and virtues as she merged into womanhood, that endeared her to an ever increasing circle of friends.

During her life she never united with any church but showed her faith and devotion to the master by act and word and deed in the daily walks of life.  Many times during the protracted years of her suffering death lingered near and four times the surgeon's knife sought to bring relief; each time she calmly underwent the operation, hoping to regain her health.  But ready to meet the white winged messenger of death and be borne to the home above.  With no regrets except the leaving of sorrowing relatives and friends to whom he bid goodnight, until they meet in that home beyond the skies.

In 1901 she was married to Chas. Heskett and their pathway through life together for that brief period is dotted with many pleasant memories.  The many friends and neighbors extend their heartfelt sympaties to the grief stricken husband, mother, six brothers and three sisters in their hour of affliction.

The funeral services were conducted at the Morland M.E. church October 21st, at 2 o'clock by Rev. I. L. McKean, assisted by Mr. F. R. Bachelor of Belleville.

A large concourse of friends and relatives observed the last sad rites when the remains were laid to rest in the Morland cemetery to await the coming of the resurrection morn. --- A  FRIEND.
(Belleville Telescope ~ November 1, 1917)


Phillips Hodson was born at Crownpoint, Lake county, Indiana, April 19, 1844, and died at the home of his son, L. V. Hodson, at Penokee, Kansas, November 21, 1911, at the age of sixty-seven years, seven months and two days.

He enlisten in the Twelvth Indiana Cavelry in 1862 and served to the close of the war.

At Washington, Iowa, August 24, 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Alma J. Stephen. To this union was born seven sons and two daughters, all except a son and daughter W. S. Hodson of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Mrs. B. Rainey of Huntville, Arkansas, were present at the funeral.

He was a noble husband and father and leaves to mourn his departure a wife nine children, fifteen grand children, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Starbuck of the Methodist church at Penokee school house November 22, at 1 o'clock after which the remains were laid to rest in the Rock Creek cemetery. (Source: The People's Reveille, (Hill City, Kansas), 30 November 1911. Contribued by Jan Beecher)


John Hunter Dies

John Hunter a highly respected pioneer settler in Happy township and the past few years a resident in the South Suburbs of our city had been in ill health for some time past. Recently he suffered a relapse. Saturday he was taken to the Hays hospital where he underwent an emergency operation for an acute attack of appendicitis, near the midnight hour, which proved unavailing and at three o'clock Sunday morning he passed away. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Hill City Christian church with Rev. H.G. Bond conducting the services, and interment made in the cemetery of this place. (Hill City Times, April 17, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)


C. C. Johnson, passed away Sunday and his body was taken to Beloit for funeral services where he had been in business for several years. He was the father of Mrs. Wayne Tilford and Mrs. Milo Worcester. (The Hill City Times, Thursday, June 16, 1932, transcribed by Jim Laird)


A child of Ben Jones, Indiana Township, died last week. Burial at the Roscoe Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, January 17, 1895)


Mrs. George White was called to Lenora last Thursday in response to a message that a four year old grandchild had passed away. Funeral services were conducted Saturday and the little one laid to rest. Another child was born to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jones, about the time the elder one passed away. (The Reveille New Era, March 13, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)


The funeral for W. T. Jones, 80, Hill City, former Graham County sheriff, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pencer Funeral Home in Hill City.

Mr. Jones died Wednesday at st. Anthony's Hospital in Hays.

He had been a Graham County resident since he was six. He was born in Mitchell county and had been a farmer, real estate dealer and peace officer.

He was sheriff for 12 years, starting in 1913 and serving at various times until 1934.

He also was city marshal at Hill City for a time and a guard at the state penitentiary, Lansing, in 1937.

Survivors include his former wife, Mrs. Elsie Jones Culver, Salina; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Chalfant, Hill City; Mrs. Belva Ostrum, Hays; Mrs. Verda Cravens, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Wilma Baalman, Hoxie; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery. (Salina Journal, February 27, 1959, page 2)


MORLAND --- Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here for James A. Keith, 73.  Burial was in the family plot at Morland cemetery.  Mr. Keith died in the state sanitorium near Norton.  He had spent his entire life in Graham county, farming southeast of Morland.

Survivors include three sons, Ralph, Claude and Everett; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Fox, Morland, and Mrs. Mary Graham, Hutchinson and one brother, Bill.
(Salina Journal ~ November 1, 1953 ~ Page 23)


Madeline A, Keith HILL CITY — Mrs. Madeline A. Keith, 49, died Friday at the Graham County Hospital after a long illness. She was a resident of Penokee.

She is survived by her husband, Orval, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Dora Tremblay of Hill City; four daughters: Mrs. Cynthia Frazey of Wichita, Miss Diana Keith of Morland, Miss Marilys Keith arid Miss Donna Keith, both of the home; one son, Milden Keith of Hays; three sisters: Mrs. Howard Keith of Zurich, Mrs. Margarette Morel of Marquette and Mrs. Dwight Dockins of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers: Edward Tremblay of WaKeeney and Adrian Tremblay of Palco; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hill City. There will be a parish rosary at the Spencer Chapel in Hill City at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

For those who wish to contribute, there has been a memorial fund set up for the American Cancer Society,
(Hays Daily News ~ December 10, 1972 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)


Keith, Orval "Bud", 80, farm-stockman, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000.  Wake 7 p.m. Sunday, service 11 a.m. Monday, both at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hill City.

Survivors: wife, Juanita; son, Milden of Wakeeney; daughters, Cynthia Gutsch of Goodland, Diana Nickelson of Penokee, Marllys Stember of Derby, LaDonna Dempewolf of Colby; sister, Grace Gish of Hill City; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Spencer Chapel of Hill City.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Saturday ~ January 22, 2000 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)


Thos. Keleher died suddenly last Saturday. Burial at Hill City Cemetery. He leaves a wife and child. (The Hill City Reveille, January 5, 1894)


Mrs. Anna Kirtley, 78, died March 30 at Nicodemus. (The Hill City Reveille, April 6, 1894)


Lottie May Knoble, 10 month old daughter of Henry and Maria Knoble, Shiloh, died August 21. Burial in the Baptist Cemetery in Sheridan County. (The Hill City Reveille, August 24, 1894)


HILL  CITY --- Mildred L. Knouf, 83, a Hill City resident, died Wednesday.

Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Ruth Pauline Pillars, Salina; Mrs. Helen Pearl Herren, Crawford, Neb.; Four sons:  Wilbur, Hill City; Galen, WaKeeney; Allen, Salina; Arthur, Downs; two brothers: William Clark, Long Beach, Calif.; Stanley Clark, San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Velma Mellor, Oceanside, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Chapel in Hill City with Pastor Joe Brumbaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Penokee Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Spencer Chapel until 2 p.m. Saturday.
(Hays Daily News ~ Friday ~ June 4, 1976 ~ Page 12)


HILL  CITY --- The funeral for Nicholas A. Knouf, 82, Hill City, was last week in Hill City.  He was the father of Mrs. Ruth Pillars, 201 W. Grand, Salina.

Burial was in the Penokee cemetery.

Mr. Knouf died Aug. 23 at the Graham county hospital, Hill City, after a 6-week illness.

Other survivors are the widow, Millie of the home; 4 sons, Wilbur, Boise, Ida.; Galen, WaKeeney; Allen, LaCrosse, and Arthru, Downs; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Herren, Crawford, Neb.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
(Salina Journal ~ Sunday ~ August 30, 1970 ~ Page 35)


WICHITA --- David Allen Kohart, 23, died May 16 of an apparent self-inflicted bullet wound.  Born Sept. 30, 1949 at Hays, he attended about nine years of school at Great Bend.  He was a general laborer and a veteran of the Vietnam war.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra; his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lee Kohart, Penokee, Kan.; two brothers: Philip, Denver, Colo.; Michael, Topeka; one sister: Miss Cheryl Kohart, Wichita; and grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Ebert Kohart, Hill City; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cameron, Hill City.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hill City United Methodist Church, Rev. Don Blanton officiating. Burial will be in the Leland Cemetery, Penokee.

The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Mental Health Association.  Contributions may be mailed to the Farmers & Merchant's Bank, Hill City, Kan.
(Great Bend Tribune ~ May 23, 1973 ~ Page 23)


James Edgar Layman, 3 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Layman, died August 10 of cholera infantum. (The Hill City Reveille, August 17, 1894)


Mrs. John Lee, daughter of Mr. Hansen our blacksmith, has died in Arkansas. (The Hill City Reveille August 29, 1895)


Odella Moore was born in Nicodemas Township, Graham County, Kansas, January 31, 1889, died at St. Margaret Hospital, March 28, 1926, following an operation. She was the daughter of Humphrey Moore and Bettie L. Mooer, now Bettie Lewis.

In the year 1895 she was taken to Alberia, Africa, by her parents in which country her father died leaving Odella, her mother and two sisters. The famiy returned to Kansas in 1899 and she has lived here prractically ever since. At the age of 1 year while attending the school now known as Kansas Vocational School, she was converted and shortly thereafter united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church. At all times since converted she has lived a decent Christian Life.

On July 10, 1914 she was united in marriage to Frank E. Lewis, also of Graham County, with whom she has been engaged in school work for about ten years and was recognized as an excellent teacher.

She had not been well for some months and was taken away severely ill on March 9 and taken to the hospital. During her illness she frequently expressed her faith in God and told her mother that she was not worrying about her future life. Those who have been associated with her can understand by that she had no cause to worry. Her heart was right with God. She was an upright Christian woman. She leaves a husband, mother, two sisters, a stepfather and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. (Plainsdealer, April 16, 1926, page 2)


George Washington Loyd of Hill City died Sunday morning at the Graham County Hospital, Hill city, at the age of 84.

A retired farmer, he moved to Hill City last June from Moreland.

He was born Jan. 12, 1880 at Osborne.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Spencer Chapel, Hill City. Rev. Arthur Stubbs, Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be at the WaKeeney cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.

Survivors include six sons, Eldon, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Donald, Penokee; Wilbur, Phillipsburg; Marshall, Golden, Colo.; Forrest, Johnson; Verlan, Englewood, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Bethell Riedel, Denver, 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (The Hays Daily News, December 7, 1964, page 7)

A Graham county resident for the past 61 years, Mrs. Josephine E. Manaugh, of Hill City, died late Saturday evening at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City, at the age of 90.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Spencer Chapel, Hill City, with burial at the Hill City Cemetery.
Rev. Leslie Andrews, pastor of the Wakeeney Methodist Church, will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.
Her husband, Willis, died in 1958.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dorsey (Mollie) Roberts, Hill City; Mrs. Clifford (Grace) Roberts, McDonald; a son, Frank, Hollywood, Fla. (The Hays Daily News, November 2, 1967, page 7)
Died: -- At the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. Merwin on Rock Creek, S. D. McDowall, aged 84 years and 3 months. He was born at Newton Stewart, Wightonshire, Scotland, February 22, 1812, came ot the U. S. when 12 years old, was married in Decall [sic] county, Ill., July 4, 1836, to Miss D. P. Harris. United with the M.E. church in 1841 of which he has ever since been a member. Seven children survive him. (Source: The People's Reveille, (Hill City, Kansas), 1896. Contribued by Jan Beecher)
McGuire, Robert M.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Roberts-Blue-Barnett Chapel.  Burial will be in the Morland Cemetery, Morland, Kansas.  Rev. Jack Abbott will be in charge.
(Emporia Gazette ~ April 25, 1966 ~ Page 6)
Lightning struck the house of Eli McHenry, Ellsworth on the 21st. McHenry, Frank Brown and Edward Grimes were killed. Grimes was formerly a resident of this county. (The Hill City Reveille, July 25, 1895)
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church here for Mrs. George W. McVey, 94, who died at her home after suffering injuries in a fall.
The Rev. Robert Jeffries officated at the services. Burial was in Hill City Cemetery.
Mrs. McVey came to Graham county with her husband in 1881. Survivors include these sons and daughters: James and Mrs. Ruth Korb, Hill City; Mrs. Nellie Kuska, Colby and George, Butte, Mont. (Salina Journal, December 6, 1953, page 24)
James D. Merwin, Candidate For Governor Two Years Ago, Is Dead.
Attorney James D. Merwin, who was a candidate for governor of Colorado on the Populist ticket in 1904, died from acute pneumonia at his residence, 1324 Washington Avenue, last evening. Mr. Merwin was taken sick Wednesday afternoon while preparing a case in his office, room 620, Kittredge building, that he intended to argue before the Supreme Court today, and he decided to go home. He went to bed at 5 o'clock and a physician was called, who diagnosed his sickness as pneumonia. Twenty-four hours later the patient died.
Mr. Merwin was unmarried, and leaves a mother and two brothers, who reside at Hilltop, Kan. A sister lives at Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Mr. Merwin came to Denver from his Kansas home twenty years ago, and after amassing a small competence by hard work, entered Boulder University law school, from which he graduated in 1894. He immediately began the practice of his profession in Denver, and had built up a lucrative clientage. He was active in politics, and was regarded as one of the mainstays of the Populist party in this state.
Mr. Merwin was also prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of Boulder Lodge No. 112, Odd Fellows, and Harmony encampment No. 45, Woodmen of the World.
The funeral arrangements will not be perfected until relatives are heard from, but it is expected that interment will be at Hilltop, Kan. (Source: Rocky Mountain News, (Denver, Colorado), 16 April 1906, Page 9. Contribued by Jan Beecher)
Joseph, the little son of Sam Merwin and wife died Dec. 20. He was born Sept. 20, 1907. Death was the result of brain fever. All was done that could be done for the little sufferer but without avail. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Harper and interment made in the Rock Creek cemetery. (Source: The People's Reveille, (Hill City, Kansas), 24 December 1908, Contributed by Jan Beecher)
Funeral services were held here for Mrs. Frank Mildrexter, 71, who died at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Mildrexter was born near Prairie Home and had lived in Graham county nearly all her life. She was graduated from Colorado college at Greeley. She taught domestic science at Norton High school.
Survivors include the widower, Frank; her mother, Mrs. Linda McVey, Hill City; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Nellie Kuska, Colby; George McVey, Butte, Mont., and James O. McVey and Mrs. Ruth Korb, Hill City. (Salina Journal, June 7, 1953, page 25)
Henry Miller, 61, died May 5, of pneumonia at his home in Hill City township. He was a native of Scotland and was brought to the U.S. by his parents when he was two years old. (The Hill City Reveille, May 11, 1894)
Funeral services for Wilbur Mock, who died Thursday will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hill City Methodist Church with Rev. Clark Devore officiating. Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery. (Hutchinson News Herald, February 26, 1955, page 22)
W. Z. Moor, Morland, buried his 7 week old baby Sunday. The baby had meningitis. (The Hill City Reveille, July 25, 1895)
PENOKEE, Kan. --- Services for Ralph Moore, 72, farmer and stockman who died Monday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morland, Kan., Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Morland Cemetery.
Moore was a lifetime area resident.
He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his widow, Eva; three sons, Ralph W., Penokee, Darrel, Wichita, and Don, Hays, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Nickelson, Wichita, and Mrs. Dale Baker, Downey, Calif.; two brothers, Hessel and Charlie, both of Morland; and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Morgan, Lenora, Kan., and Mrs. Laura Lindenman and Mrs. Lillie Huntington, both of Hill City, Kan.
Spencer Chapel, Hill City, has charge.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Wednesday ~ July 31, 1968 ~ Page 24)
Dr. W.E. Mowery Dies
Dr. W.E. Mowery, Sr., will be remembered by the old settlers of Graham county as one of the leading physicians in Hill City in the pioneer days. Tuesday night a message was received by the Geo. Moore family relatvies, in the west part of the county and friends in Hill City that he had been called to his reward and that funeral services and interment made at Salina Thursday at 2 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williamson of Norton and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wimsatt of Hill City left for that city Wednesday to attend the obsequies the following day in honor of the ties of friendship that exists among the pioneers. (The Hill City Times, July 3, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Cuasby D. Napue, a lifetime resident of the Bogue community and a retired farmer, died Monday at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City, at the age of 73.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Spencer Chapel, Hill City.  Burial will be in the Samuels Cemetery, south of Bogue.
Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.
Survivors include his widow, Ruby; nine sons, Orlando, Lester, Eugene, all of Denver; Lethan, California; Causby, Jr., John, both of Lincoln, Neb.; Jerald, Cleveland, Ohio; O'Dell, Verlan, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Miss Armeda Napue, Minneapolis; Mrs. Roselee Crawford, Denver; two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Bronson, Mrs. George Bronson, both of Bogue.
(Hays Daily News ~ Tuesday ~ December 22, 1964 ~ Page 4)
J. C. Nelson, formerly of Solomon township, died May 14 at Laclede, Pottawatomie county, Kansas. (The Hill City Reville, June 1, 1894)
Last Sunday, December 29, 1895, Michael O'Conner of Bogue committed suicide. (The Hill City Reveille, January 2, 1896)
The funeral for Debra Joann Otta, 13 Hill City will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hill City Christian Church, the Revs. A. J. Ives, Allen Musbach and Leonne Worcester officiating.
Debra died Saturday at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney of injuries suffered Friday night in a highway crash near WaKeeney. Another girl Amber "Bobbie" Coffman, 3, Mission, also was fatally injured in the 2 vehicle crash on US-283 about 4-1/2 miles north of Wakeeney.
Debra was the 2nd crash victim in her family. Her father, Lionel Otta was killed June 9, 1965, in an auto mishap.
Debra's mother, Mrs. Paul Keith, 33, driver of a car which was in a collision with a van driven by Robert Coffman, 33, Mission, was listed in fair condition at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. She was to leave the hospital's intensive care ward Monday, the hospital said.
Coffman remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Hadley Regional Medical Center at Hays.
At the hospital in WaKeeney, all in satisfactory condition, were 2 other children of Mrs. Keith, Gary Otta, 14 and Carl, ? Keith 4, Coffman's wife, Patricia, 30, and her brother, Larry VanVleet, 19, Lebanon, Neb.
Wendi, 5 year old daughter of the Coffman's is at Hadley in good condition.
Besides her mother Debra is survived by her stepfather, Paul Keith, 3 brothers, Larry, Gary, and Danny Otta, all of the home, and a half-brother, Carl Keith, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Jones, Hill City and Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Otta, Morland.
Burial will be in a Hill City Cemetery. The Spencer Funeral Home, Hill City is in charge. (Salina Journal, April 15, 1974)
I. N. Owens received word that his father, John Owens, had been killed by a train. He was a pioneer resident of Nodaway County, having come there in the '40's. He lived near Quitman. (The Hill City Reveille, July 18, 1895)
I. N. Owen's baby died last night of summer complaint. (The Hill City Reveille, August 10, 1894)
Aaron Padgett, an old resident of Graham county, died recently at the Soldier's Home in Ohio. (The Hill City Reveille, December 26, 1895)
Mrs. Mary Parker of Hill City Dies - Mrs. Mary L. Parker, 83, mother of Justice Jay S. Parker of the Kansas Supreme Court died Monday at a nursing home in Osborne.
She had been in ill health several years.
Mrs. Parker was the widow of the late Dr. Ivan B. Paker, for many years a physician here.
Besides Justice Parker, she is survived by three other sons and a daughter. They are Dr. David Parker, Tonganoxie, and Ivan B. Parker Jr., Bryan B. Parker and Mrs. Mary Rush, all of Hill City.
Other survivors include two sisters and a brother, Dr. Lottie Law of Hill City and Mrs. Nettie Bell and Dr. Mark Findley of California.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church here. (Kansas Whip, March 21, 1953, page 5)
Frank Patterson, father of Mrs. Shoup of Graham County, died Tuesday at Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas. (The Hill City Reveille, February 23, 1894)
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church, Penokee, for Mrs. Hattie S. Paxon, lifetime Penokee resident who died Sunday at the WaKeeney Hospital at the age of 86.
Rev. Harold C. Holland of Chapman will officiate.  Burial will be in Penokee cemetery.
Friends may call at Spencer Chapel, Hill City, until service time.
Mrs. Paxon was a member of the GAR and Rebekah Lodges.
Survivors include a brother, Benjamine A. Summers of Hill City.
(Hays Daily News ~ Tuesday ~ November 30, 1965 ~ Page 8)
Elsie Mae Perkins, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, [1991] at Graham County Hospital.
She was born Jan. 5, 1905, in Mitchell County, to Peter and Florence Martin Wright. She married Thomas E. Perkins Dec. 24, 1923 in Stockton, Kansas. He died Feb. 12, 1973. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of the Pollyann Club and a longtime area resident.
Survivors include three sons, Sheridan H. and Alvin G. both of Augusta, and Sherral C. Lenora; a daughter, Bonnie Teter, Augusta; a sister, Elzadia Crider, Horton; 23 grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carmond Edgington. Services were 1 p.m. Friday at Spencer Chapel with the Rev. Kelvin Heitmann officiating; burial in South Star Cemetery, rural Graham County. (Source: The Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas). Submitted by Arletta Wilson)
Thomas E. Perkins, 75, Penokee, passed away Monday morning, February 12, [1973] at his farm home north of Penokee, of an apparent heart attack. He had lived on the same farm all of his married life. He was born September 28, 1897 in Kirwin, Kansas.
Funeral services will be today, Thursday, February 15, at 1 p.m. at the Spencer Chapel in Hill City with the Rev. Delbert L. Honn of the Graham County United Methodist Parish officiating.
Casketbearers will be: Sherdian H., Sherral C., Alvin G., and Sherdian E. Perkins, and Clifford E., Dennis L. and Marvin B. Edgington. Interment will be in the South Star Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Mae, of the home; three sons, Sherdian H. of Wichita; Sherral C., of Penokee; and Alvin G., Augusta; 2 daughters: Mrs. Carmond Edgington, Wichita; and Mrs. Bonnie Teter, Billings, Montana; 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 sisters; Oletha Cary, Ft. Lipton, Colorado: Myrtle Bennett, Kirwin; and Alice Johnson,Phillipsburg. and one sister-in-law Mrs. Maude Perkins, Beverly. (Source: The Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas). Submitted by Arletta Wilson)
Edmond F. Plante, 51, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the Rush Hotel in Hill City where he had been living.
Dr. Carl Kobler, deputy district coroner, said it appeared Plante died of natural causes, but said he was awaiting the outcome of pathology reports before making a final ruling.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes, Colby; three daughters, Mrs. Dough (Josephine) Patton, Kimball, Neb.; Belinda, Roberta, both at home in Colby; two sons, George, Chris, both at home in Colby; mother, Mrs. Mary Plante, Plainville; five sisters, Mrs. delia Bellerive, Damar; Mrs. Alfred Desaire, Damar; Mrs. Toby Hamel, Colby; Mrs. Sam Arnold, Colby; Mrs. Aldamor Trembly, Plainville; four brothers, Joseph Plainville; Edward, Damar; Leo, Hill City; Hubert, Denver; one grandchild.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, Damar, Rev. P. O. Bergeron will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Spencer Chapel, Hill City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 p.m. today until service time. (The Hays Daily News, July 26, 1967, page 6)
Mrs. Pretzel, wife of the depot agent at Lenora and daughter of our neighbor, G. C. Goddard, has died. (The Hill City Reveille, August 29, 1895)
John Atkinson Prewitt, 8 month old son of H. R. Prewitt, died August 14. His mother died in the early winter when he was only a few days old. Burial in the family graveyeard. Montgomery County Times, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. (The Hill City Reveille, August 24, 1894)
Pricer --- George Pricer died at his home near Bogue, Kans., Monday morning, July 29, at 6 o'clock.  He was 52 years old.  For three years Mr. Pricer had suffered from blood poison.  One leg had been amputated and one foot.  Beside his wife he leaves three sons, Ed and the twins, Willie and John.  His brother Crayton left for Bogue Monday morning.  The burial was made at Bogue.  Many will remember what a good man he was, but with all the suffering he has had to bear Death was not unkind to him.  He was brave and cheerful---he was always every inch a man.
(Brown County World ~ Friday ~ August 2, 1912 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
Laura Belle Pritchard, 26, daughter of Major Levi and Anna Prtichard died this morning of consumption. She was born in DeKalb county, Missouri and came to Graham county with her parents in 1878. (The Hill City Reveille, November 9, 1894)
Mrs. J. W. Rawson died at her home southwest of Morland November 30. She accidentally took poison instead of medicine. Burial in Museum Cemetery near Skelton, Sheridan County. (The Hill City Reveille, December 6, 1894)
HILL CITY --- A Hill City farmer, Duane Roberts, 39, was killed when he tried to help a neighbor, whose car was stuck in the mud.
The neighbor, Ralph Allen, walked to Mr. Roberts' farm for help when he became mired in one of his own fields.  Mr. Roberts started for the field on his tractor.
When he tried to cross a ditch, the tractor reared and overturned, pinning Mr. Roberts beneath it.  Allen ran for help and called an ambulance and wrecker.
Mr. Roberts was dead by the time help arrived.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Roberts, Hill City, and a grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Manaugh, Hill City.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Spencer Funeral Chapel, Hill City, the Rev. Leslie Andrews officiating.  Burial was in the Morland Township cemetery at Palco.
(Salina Journal ~ August 19, 1962 ~ Page 25)
Maud Ann, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Robinson, died last Monday. (The Hill City Reveille, August 3, 1894)
HILL CITY, Kan. --- Robert S. Robinson, 19, of Springfield, Ill., died Wednesday in the Graham County jail apparently of a self-administered dose of poison, Dr. Carl Kobler, deputy coroner, said.
Kobler said samples of the unknown powder used by Robinson will be sent to Topeka for analysis.  He said Robinson apparently emptied a bottle of the powder into one of his pockets where it wasn't detected.
Robinson had told officers the empty bottle had contained stomach medicine.  He and three juveniles were being held in the jail for investigation of a burglary last Monday night.
(Salina Journal ~ April 10, 1969 ~ Page 15)
George V. Rose, 57, Hill City, died Wednesday at Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hays.
Born Aug. 29, 1911 at LaCygne, he lived at Lindsborg many years before moving to Hill City 18 months ago. He was an employee of the Texas Oil co., 32 years.
Mr. Rose was a member of the United Methodist church, Hill City.
Survivors include the widow, Nadine, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Pankratz, Denver, Colo., a son, Roger, Cambridge, Mass., his father, William, LaCygne, a sister, Mrs. Pauline Rossman, Paola; two brothers, Lawrence, Garden City and William Jr., Ottawa; his step-mother and two half-sisters.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Coughlin funeral chapel, Wellsville. (Salina Journal, September 15, 1968, page 29)
Fireman is Killed
On May 18, James Rubison [sic-Ruberson] fireman on train No. 6 over on the Rock Island was killed and many passengers injured or shaken up when passenger trains No. 39, west bound and No. 6 east bound, crashed in a head-on collision in a fog at Selden, Kansas. The trains were to pass at Selden, but No 39, due to a heavy fog, ran past the station and crashed into No. 6 at the west end of the yards.
Three cars of strawberries, forming an express shipment on No. 39 were telescoped, probably resulting in the saving of many lives. No other cars were derailed.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sears of Colby who were passengers on No. 39 were bruised some.
Mr. Rubison lived at Phillipsburg, Kansas, but was brot [sic] to this county by his son, Rex Rubison and buried in the Rock Creek cemetery on Tuesday of this week.
The Monitor joins with the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family. (The Morland Monitor, May 24, 1923, submitted by Jan Beecher)

Rev. John Samuels, 74, died December 5. Buried on the farm in Wind Horse Township. (The Hill City Reveille, December 5, 1895)
Mrs. Annie Schnebley, wife of T. J. Schnebley and daughter of John Jackson of Hill City, died last Friday of typhoid-malarial fever. (The Hill City Reveille, October 3, 1895)
Son of Matt Scott, Pioneer township, died Saturday of spinal disease. (The Hill City Reveille, April 20, 1894)
Heman O. Scranton, Hill City, died Sunday at the Graham County Hospital. He was 89.
A retired farmer he had lived in the Beverly community near Lincoln before moving to Hill City five years ago.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Spencer Chapel, Hill City. Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.
Rev. Victor V. Victoria, Presbyterian church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home until service time.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lottie A. Scranton, Hill City; several nieces and nephews. The Hays Daily News, December 28, 1964, page 5)
SMITH,  A. C.  (MRS.)
Mrs. A. C. Smith, sister-in-law of Mrs. Verda Witham, 121 E. Jewell, died Wednesday evening at her home in Morland.  She is survived by her husband and four sons.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist church in Morland.  Burial will be in the Morland cemetery.
(Salina Journal ~ July 5, 1951 ~ Page 18)
H.C. Smith Is Dead.
H.C. Smith of Emporia, who has been seriously sick for the past two months, died at St. Mary's hospital. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church. Rev. W. S. Dando, pastor of the church, conducted the services. Masons and Knights Templar conducted the lodge services. The casket was open for friends Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 o'clock at the Roberts Blue chapel.
Harry C. Smith was the oldest practicing doctor of optometry in Emporia. He was a prominent member of the Masonic divisions, Knights Templar and Emporia Council No. 7 was active in Boy Scout work, being vice presidnet of the Emporia Scout Council and chairman of the Scout Court of Honor. He was a member of the Kiwanis club.
Mr. Smith was born June 5, 1872 at Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was married to Edna Coffin, June 2, 1897, at Tama, Iowa. In 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Hill City, Kansas, from Omaha, Neb. They lived here until 1914 when they moved to Emporia. Mr. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian church. He became interested in the Boy Scout work in Emporia soon after moving here and had been active in the boys' work since then. Mr. Smith is survived by his widow; one son, Harry, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Homer Charles, of Bartlesville, Okla.; Mrs. Clarence Gordon, of Neosho Falls; Meredith Smith of Oklahoma City; Edna, Marian and Patricia Smith, of the home; four brothers, O.H. Smith of Hunter, Mo.; C.P. Smith of Topeka; B.F. Smith of Hill City; and W.B. Smith of Minden, Neb. Emporia Gazette.
Harry Smith was a former resident and post master of Hill City. E.E. Mullaney and Miss Olive Clements of Hill City were in attendance at the last rites while the brother, B.F. Smith of the Smith Dry Goods Company of Hill City, was unable to attend the ceremonies as his wife has been on the sick list and receiving medical attention for some time. (Hill City Times, May 29, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
BOGUE --- John Ray Smith, 82, rural Bogue, died Thursday, March 28, at the Graham County Hospital in Hill City.
Mr. Smith was born Jan. 16, 1903, in Graham County.  He lived and farmed all of his life in the Bogue area.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; and a brother, Lester of Washington.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at the Morlan Township Cemetery, south of Bogue, the Rev. Emil Labbe officiating.
Friends may call until 10 a.m. today at Mosher's Funeral Home in Plainville.
(Salina Journal ~ March 30, 1985 ~ Page 11)
PENOKEE --- Jake H. Sonntag, 83, Penokee, died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City.
Mr. Sonntag was born Sept. 17, 1912, at Densmore and was a life-long area resident.  He was a bridge and building foreman for Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years.  He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Knights of Columbus, Hill City, and Brotherhod of Maintenance of Way Employees for Railroaders.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of Hill City; two sons, J. Harold of Solomon and Douglas W. of Nixa, Mo.; a daughter, Mary Sommerfeld of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Frank of Hill City; a sister, Midge Baird of Hill City; and six grandchildren.
The funeral wil be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City, the Revs. Donald McCarthy and Bill Killian officiating.  Burial will be in Penokee Cemetery, Penokee.
A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church, Graham County Hospital or Dawson Place.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Spencer Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church.
(Salina Journal ~ Monday ~ June 17, 1996 ~ Page 5)
Hill City Reveille:  Last Monday night, about 11 o'clock the cyclone that passed west of town in a northwardly direction, struck the residence of Mrs. Starbuck, a widow woman who lives about a mile and a half northwest of town, tearing the house to pieces and burying all but one of the family, a little boy, beneath the ruins.  They were all rescued, with the exception of little Willie, age about eight years, who, when found was dead.  The funeral was preached at the school house at 4 o'clock p.m., the next day by Rev. J. H. Connor, after which the remains were interred in the Hill City cemetery.  The mother has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
(Topeka Daily Capital ~ Friday ~ July 6, 1888 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stewart died Saturday and was buried in the Hill City Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, February 21, 1895)
William Franklin Stites was born April 28, 1859, near the town of Farlinville, Linn County, Kansas. He departed this life November 18, 1932, at the age of seventy-three years, six months and twenty days.
At the age of twenty-four years he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Ida B. Griffith. To this union were born four children: Charles, Earl, Clara and Myrl. Of these children, Earl and clara have passed to the Great Beyond.
In the year 1908 the family removed from Linn county to the southern part of Graham county, Kansas.
In the years following the residence here in Graham county, Brother Frank Stites endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact by the practice of exemplification of the true Christian spirit as taught by the doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he had been a constant and active member since the age of sixteen.
He was a man ready to serve his community in any capacity for the common good of all and his absence from midst will be felt by all who have enjoyed his acquaintance.
Besides the immediate family, other relatives surviving are Wallace and John Stites, of Linn County, Martin Stites and Mrs. John Griffith of Graham county.
Funeral services were conduted Sunday afternoon at Priaire Home church with Rev. I. T. Allen officiating. (The Hill City Times, Thursday, November 24, 1932, transcribed by Jim Laird)
G.W. Stober, one of the pioneers and leading busines men of Morland since the founding of that city, passed away at a Kansas City hospital last Friday and services were conducted and interment made in the cemetery in the city of his boyhood home in Iowa. (The Reveille New Era, January 16, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Sister Elizabeth Summers, 92, died January 22. She was born in Macon County, New York. Burial in Turner graveyard. (The Hill City Reveille, January 26, 1894)
Infant Son Dies William Super, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Super, of Gettysburg township was born Friday, November 27th and was buried in the Rock Creek cemetery the following day. (Source: The Hill City Times, (Hill City, Kansas), 3 December 1931.Contribued by Jan Beecher)
James Suplee, son of William Suplee, who lived in Happy Township, but has moved to Iowa died. (The Hill City Reveille, February 9, 1894)
Funeral services were held this morning at Spencer Chapel, Hill City, for Earl G. Taylor, a Hill City man who died Sunday at a Hill City Hospital at the age of 80.
Rev. Jack Harris, Methodist Church, officiated. Millbrook Masonic Lodge No. 281 conducted graveside services at the Hill City Cemetery.
Taylor's survivors include his widow, Mabel; two sons, Dr. Burtis taylor, Arcadia, Calif.; Dr. Forrest Taylor, Denver; a sister, Mrs. Pearl McKinney, San Diego, Calif., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (The Hays Daily News, July 6, 1965, page 6)
Mrs. Martha Thompson died last Monday at her son-in-law's, Z. T. Simpson of Happy Township. Burial in Mort Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, April 18, 1895)
Oscar Tolbert, a colored man something over 60 died the 16th. Burial in the cemetery west of Bogue. He was one of the original settlers of Graham county in 1877 and had been selected Justice of the Peace twice. (The Hill City Reveille, September 21, 1894)

Tremblay, Adrian A., 77, farmer and rancher, died Sunday, June 2, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hill City Catholic Church. 

Survivors: wife, Dorothy; son, Leland of Hill City; daughters, Adrenne Bell, Carol Nickelson both of Hill City, Marcella Brin of Great Bend; brother, Eddie of Hill City; sisters, Mary Keith of Zurich, Margarette Larson of Marquette, Elaine Dockins of Hill City; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel of Hill City. 
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ June 4, 2002 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)




HILL CITY - Tremblay, Dorothy D., 81, died Sept. 3, 2006. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Survivors: son, Leland Tremblay; daughters, Adrenne Bell, Marcella Brin, Carol Nickelson; brothers, Sylvan and Eldon Harris; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other step-grandchildren.

Stinemetz Funeral Home.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ September 5, 2006 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)




HILL CITY - Roland Edward Tremblay, 71, died Thursday at Fort Dodge.


He was a former resident of Hill City and had lived at Fort Dodge for the past six years. He was born June 30, 1900 at Clyde.


Survivors include the widow Dora, of Hill City; four daughters Mrs. Orval (Madeline) Keith of Penokee, Mrs. Howard (Mary), Keith of Zurich, Mrs. Margarete Morel of Marquette and Mrs. Dwight (Elaine) Dockins of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, Adrian of Palco and Eddie of WaKeeney; three brothers, Emile of Damar, Leo of Plainville and Aldemore of Plainville; one sister, Mrs. Ora Drees of Daytona Beach, Fla.: 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hill City with Father William J. Meyer, C.P.P.S. officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Hill City. Parish rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Spencer Chapel in Hill City.
(Hays Daily News ~ Sunday ~ November 7, 1971 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)

Funeral services for Kenneth J. Trevarton, 48, 2081 Norton, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Iron River Methodist Church, Iron River, Mich.
Mr. Trevarton, who died Thursday was in Western Kansas inspecting post offices and had checked into a motel in Hill City.
Rush Smith funeral home, 401 W. Iron, is handling local arrangements. Burial will be in Iron River.
The family suggests memorials to the University United Methodist Church, salina and the Kansas Heart association. (Salina Journal, March 23, 1969, page 35)
Neville C. Turner, one of the earliest settlers as a young in Allodium township, passed away at their farm home Wednesday of last week and following the obsequies was interred in the south cemetery at Lenora, Friday. (The Hill City Times, Thursday, July 28, 1932, transcribed by Jim Laird)
S. G. Turner, 75, died January 27 at his home in Leland. Burial in the family graveyaerd beside his wife who died some years ago. (The Hill City Reveille, February 2, 1894)
An old soldier by the name of Urquhart, who was living with his son-in-law George Tatum, in the west part of the county, dropped dead one day last week. (The Hill City Reveille, September 5, 1895)
A. D. Urquhart, 65, died August 29 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Tatum. (The Hill City Reveille, September 12, 1895)
Mrs. Alsine Vesper, wife of L. W. Vesper, Morlan township, died Monday, age about 60. Burial in Turner Cemetery. (The Hill City Reveille, February 23, 1894)
Rev. F. L. Walker, 57, died of pneumonia at his home in Garnett, Kansas, January 24. He was born April 25, 1838 near Dexter, Michigan. He left Wakeeny just over three years ago. (The Hill City Reveille, January 2, 1896)
Effo White, 4 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. m. White, Indiana township died of brain fever Tuesday. (The Hill City Reveille, August 17, 1894)
Hays B. White, 75, former congressman from the Kansas sixth district, died as his home at Mankato, at 9 o'clock September 27th. Stricken twice with paralysis, at Washington, he had been long ill, but the immediate cause of dath was given as acute diabetes.
In 1888 Mr. White was elected to the Kansas house. Two years later he went to the state senate, serving two terms. He was mayor of Mankato in 1914 and while mayor, was appointed state tax commissioner. Three years later he resigned that position to become a candidate for congress. Mr. White served in the national congress from 1919 to 1929. (The Hill City Times, October 9, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Morland --- Funeral services for Bill Wilson, 75, were held at the Nichols funeral home here.  Burial was in Morland cemetery.  Mr. Wilson died at the Dodd Nursing home in Hill City.  He was born in Leitsic, Ohio, and after coming to Kansas served as a mail carrier to the Lucerne route many years.  He lived in Morland several years before his health failed.  Then he retired to the nursing home.  He had no living relatives.
(Salina Journal ~ June 17, 1951 ~ Page 13)

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