GRAHAM  COUNTY
 

NICKELSON,  OREN  DEAN
 

Lawrence Journal-World (KS) — Saturday, May 8, 2004

Services for Oren Dean Nickelson, 55, Penokee, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hill City. Burial will be in Penokee Cemetery.

Mr. Nickelson died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Graham County Hospital in Hill City.

He was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Hays, the son of Russell Oren and Dorothy Jean Nickelson. He was a lifelong resident of the Penokee area.

Mr. Nickelson was a farmer and stockman. He was a Vietnam War veteran and member of National Rifle Assn., Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

He married Diana R. Keith on Nov. 27, 1976, in Hill City. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Penokee; two sons, Jarrod, Lawrence, and Jay, Penokee; three brothers, Roland, Dallas, Allen, Salina, and Russell "Rusty," WaKeeney; and a grandchild.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel in Hill City, where family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the Emergency Fund for the DAV of Graham County, sent in care of the funeral home, 522 N. Pomeroy Ave., Hill City 67642.
(Lawrence Journal-World ~ Saturday ~ May 8, 2004 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)

 

NICKELSON,  JERROD  ALLEN

 

 Jerrod Allen Nickelson, 35, Hill City, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Hays.

He was born Dec. 8, 1977, in Hill City to Oren Dean and Diana Ruberta (Keith) Nickelson.

He married Libby Michelle Elliott on March 23, 2002, in Hill City. He was a farmer and worked in dirt construction.

Survivors include his wife, Norton; two sons, Caine Allen Nickelson and Cope William Nickelson, both of Norton; a daughter, Corgan Paige Nickelson, Norton; his mother, Penokee; his mother-in-law and father in-law, Bill and Kay Elliott, Hill City; his grandmother, Jean Nickelson, WaKeeney; and a brother, Jay Dean Nickelson, Penokee.

He was preceded in death by his father; his grandfathers; and his grandmothers, Madeline and Eva Keith.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City.

Memorials are suggested to his children's education fund in care of the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ Monday ~ April 8, 2013 ~ Submitted by Maurene Miller)
 

 

BIRNEY,  C. E.  "BEN"

 

HILL CITY -- C.E. "Ben" Birney, 81, died Jan. 5, 1991, at Hill City. 

He was born July 23, 1909, at Bucklin, the son of J.W. and Nellie Gardiner Birney. A resident of Hill City since 1935, he was a retired district judge in the 34th Judicial District. 

He was a member of the Studley Episcopal Church, Studley, Milbrook Masonic Lodge No. 281, the Shriners, the Rotary Club, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, all at Hill City. He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 

On July 8, 1937, he married Polly Bergin at Hays. She died Nov. 12, 1988. 

Survivors include: a son, William J. Birney, Kensington, Maryland; two brothers, Lawrence, Bacraton, Fla., and Vern, Bucklin; a sister, Leona Nickell, Dodge City; and a grandchild. 

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Spencer Chapel, Hill City, with the Rev. Robert W. Ichael presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, with Masonic graveside rites.
(Hutchinson News ~ Wednesday ~ January 9, 1991)

 

NIEHAUS,  ORMAND  "BUD"

 

Services for Ormand "Bud" Niehaus, 54, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Chapel in Hill City. Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery. 

Mr. Niehaus died Tuesday, April 28, 1992, at a Lawrence nursing home after a long illness. 

He was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Denver, the son of Ernest Niehaus and Fern Turner. 

A minister, he was a member of the Church of God. 

Mr. Niehaus graduated from Hill City High School in 1954 and from Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., in 1958. He graduated from Anderson University Seminary in 1962. 

He served in Wichita, Elkhart and Valley Falls. 

Survivors include two sons, Ted and Steve, Lawrence; a brother, Merlin, Gatesville, Tex.; and two sisters, Marion Weidman, Wichita, and Shirley Owen, Hill City. 

The family suggests memorials to the Donald J. Allen Center for Huntington Disease. 

Rumsey Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(Lawrence Journal ~ Thursday ~ April 30, 1992)

 

KACHEL,  LOTTIE  MAE

 

Lottie Mae Kachel, 89, retired restaurant cook, died Saturday, July 6, 1996.  Service 9 a.m. today, Hill City Cemetery.

 

Survivors:  husband, Vernie; one nephew, one niece.  Memorial has been established with Graham County Hospital, Hill City.  Spencer Chapel.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Monday ~ July 8, 1996)

 

WALTON,  WILLIE

 

ACCIDENTAL  SHOOTING

 

Willie Walton is Shot and Instantly Killed by Harry Wheeler

 

"Thought it Wasn't Loaded"

 

Willie Walton and Harry Wheeler, boys about 16 years of age, were connected with the amateur drama that was to have been played last Saturday evening at Miller's Hall, in Hill City.  About half past seven, Willie was temporary door keeper, when Harry approached and asked Willie jokingly to let him have a ticket.  Willie replied by drawing a revolver and said laughingly, "Here's your ticket," when Harry also drew a revolver, which is a self-cocking, and which he supposed was not loaded, and snapped it in Willie's face, discharcing the only load it contained.  The ball, a number 44, entered the forehead, passed through the brain and lodged in the back of the head.  Willie fell and expired without saying a word.  Harry became frightened, dropped his revolver and dashed down the street for a doctor.  He found Dr. Ardery in his office, who arrived at the scene of the accident within five minutes after the shot was fired, but found the poor boy breathing his last.  Willie's father, who was only a block away, at his place of business, was soon at the side of his dying son and became almost frantic when he realized that his boy was a corpse.  A coroner's jury was soon impaneled and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts.  The remains were taken charge of Undertaker Lightfoot, who, with the assistance of Dr. Ardery, embalmed the body and prepared it for burial.  The interment took place in the Hill City Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. Conner conducting appropriate exercises at the house and cemetery.  The affair is made doubly sad by the fact that Mrs. Walton was confined to a bed of sickness and could not attend the burial of her boy.  Nearly everybody in Hill City attended the burial.  The grief-stricken parents and brothers and sisters of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of every one in this sad hour of trial and bereavement.

 

Harry Wheeler gave himself up to the sheriff Sunday morning.

(Western Kansas World ~ April 13, 1889)

 

ENGLEMAN,  GRACE  LAFURN

 

BABY  SMOTHERED

 

The six-months-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Engleman who live south of Morland was accidentally smothered last Friday by a quilt being pulled or thrown over the baby's face in the day time.  When the baby's condition was discovered a doctor was summoned but the baby died in spite of all efforts to revive it.

 

The funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. C. A. Davis of Morland and interment made in the Morland Cemetery. --- Hill City Republican
(Western Kansas World ~ June 13, 1914)

 

NORTON,  MARGARET

 

DROWNED

 

Mrs. Margaret Norton, who lived with her step-son northeast of Morland on the old Lamphere farm, accidently fell into a pond last Friday and was drowned.  She was found about ten minutes later floating on the water with life extinct.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Starbuck and the body was buried in the Morland cemetery.---Hill City Republican.
(Western Kansas World ~ July 15, 1911)

 

MASON,  FRANK

 

A  FATAL  RUNAWAY

 

Last Monday a horse hitched to a car made of a pair of wagon wheels dashed into town from the south and was caught at Lank's barn.  The horse was recognized as belonging to Frank Mason, living about seven miles south of this place.  One of his neighbors who is working in town took the horse and cart and took them out to Mason's place, and supposing that Mason would soon be home, tied the horse to a post.  Next morning seeing the horse still tied to the post, went over there and found that Mason was still missing, and came to town and organized a searching party to hunt for him.  Charley Steward and E. S. Lank went to Mason's house and finding the cart tracks made the morning before followed them to a point about three miles south of Hill City, when they saw the cart tracks turn out of the road, and following the tracks a few rods found the dead body of Mason lying in the grass.  The other searchers were called up and the body was brought into town and an inquest indicated that the horse had ran away and threw him out and killed him instantly, and the coroner's jury returned a verdict accordingly.

 

The deceased was living alone on his farm and had no relatives in this county.  He was interred in the Hill City cemetery.---Hill City Democrat.
(Western Kansas World ~ Saturday ~ June 21, 1890 ~ Page 4)

 

MICHAEL,  DONALD  K.

 

HILL  CITY --- Donald K. Michael, 74, of Hill City, died April 2, 2012.

 

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15, at Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, with Phil Stinemetz officiating.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery with military graveside committal by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.

 

Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, is handling arrangements.

(Salina Journal ~ July 13, 2012)

 

JACKSON,  EVERETT  "CHUCK"

 

HILL  CITY --- Everett "Chuck" Jackson, 68, Hill City, died Friday, June 22, 2007.

 

Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Norton.  He was an oil field pumper.

 

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

 

Survivors include his wife, Maria McBride Jackson, of Hill City; three sons, Sean McBride of Cozad, Neb., Shane McBride of Scott City and Shannon McBride of Hill City; a brother, John Jackson of El Dorado; and 14 grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ June 27, 2007)

 

SMITH,  MARY  ELLEN

 

HILL  CITY --- Mary Ellen Smith, 64, Hill City, died Saturday, June 23, 2007.

 

Mrs. Smith was born Mary Ellen Scott on June 16, 1943, in Norton.  She was a homemaker.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer.

 

Survivors include her husband, Galen, of Hill City; three sons, James and Joseph, both of Hill City, and Jason of Waterville; a daughter, Julie Breinig of Bogue; a brother, Terry Scott of Grand Junction, Colo.; five sisters, Marilyn Scott of Grand Junction, Marlene Lee of Paradox, Colo., Billie White of Colby, Judy Skaggs of Plainville and Georgia Patton of Colby; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

A graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Graham County Hospital Home Health Services.

 

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.
(Salina Journal ~ June 27, 2007)

 

LaRUE,  ABBIE  M.

 

KIRWIN --- Abbie M. LaRue, 93, Kirwin, died Monday, May 6, 2002.

 

Mrs. LaRue was born Abbie M. Bass on Oct. 1, 1908, in Hill City.  She was a homemaker.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lewis, Sr., in 1990; and an infant daughter.

 

Survivors include three sons, Ray Jr., of Clayton, Martin of Jennings and Don of Stockton; two daughters, Wanda Fisher and Abbie Jean Henry, both of Kirwin; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Hill City Church of God (Anderson Indiana Affiliation) or Kirwin United Methodist Church.

 

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.
(Salina Journal ~ May 8, 2002)

 

MICHAEL,  ELSIE

 

HILL  CITY --- Elsie Michael, 89, Hill City, died Sunday, May 5, 2002.

 

Mrs. Michael was born Elsie Deines on Oct. 29, 1912, in Ness City.  She was a homemaker.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon "Bill", in 1980, and two sons, Bill and Jim.

 

Survivors include four sons, Donalad of Houston, Velton of Littleton, Colo., Roger of Lakewood, Colo., and Paul of Hill City; three daughters, Shirley Wanker of Hill City, Teresa Bretz of Studley and Debra Wente of Hays; a brother, Reinholdt Deines of Garden City; a sister, Virginia Cook of Mesa, Ariz.; 27 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Hill City.
(Salina Journal ~ May 8, 2002)

 

KING,  FERN

 

Fern King, 93, Morland, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.

 

She was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Damar to Edmond Ames and Jenny (Pickenpaugh) Jones.

 

She married Cecil King on Dec. 26, 1941, in Stockton.  He preceded her in death Oct. 26, 2001.  She was a homemaker.

 

Survivors include a son, Larry King, Morland; and her adopted granddaughter.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Eddie.

 

Services will bea t 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morland United Methodist Church; burial in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City.

 

Memorials are suggested to Dawson Place Nursing Homd, Leukemia fund or Graham County 4-H building fund in care of the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ October 13, 2014)

 

DAVIS,  VERA  LEONA

 

HILL  CITY --- Vera Leona Davis, 97, Hill City, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005.

 

Mrs. Davis was born Vera Leona Daniels on Nov. 20, 1907, in Edson.  She was a teacher and homemaker.

 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Fabricius, in 1941, her second husband, E. P. Fabricius, in 1979, and her third husband, Albert Davis, in 2002.

 

Survivors include a son, Phil of Overland Park; a daughter, Joy Lynn Tebo of Lawrence; two sisters, Twyla Cassel of Hill City and Verda Lohr of Phoenix; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hill City United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

 

An Eastern Star rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.

 

Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ April 29, 2005)

 

SHOWERS,  KENNETH  W.

 

KINSLEY --- Kenneth W. Showers, 80, Kinsley, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004.

 

Mr. Showers was born Oct. 21, 1924, near Densmore.  He was a retired truck driver.

 

Survivors include six sons, Jim of Edmond, John of Ulysses, Kenny of Athens, Texas, Steve of Hugoton, and Eddy and Doug, both of Spring Hill; a daughter, Cathy Logan of Olathe; a sister, Mildred Thomas of Prairie View; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 North Pomeroy Ave., Hill City 67642.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Center for Basic Center Research at Kansas State University.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and 9 a.m. to service time Monday.
(Salina Journal ~ December 5, 2004)

 

PARKER,  HELEN  E.

 

HILL  CITY --- Helen E. Parker, 94, Hill City, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003.

 

Mrs. Parker was born Helen Hemphill on July 3, 1909, in Chianute.  She was a homemaker and had also worked for Dr. Lottie Law and Smith Dry Goods.

 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Thompson, in 1966; and her second husband, Bryan B. Parker, in 1998.

 

Survivors include a step-daughter, Betty Jean Elliott of Hill City; four step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hill City Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City  67642.
(Salina Journal ~ October 29, 2003)

 

DAVIGNON,  LAWRENCE  A.

 

HILL  CITY --- Lawrence A. Davignon, 92, Hill City, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

 

Mr. Davignon was born Nov. 11, 1913, in rural Bogue.  He was a farmer and stockman.

 

Survivors include four sons, Ron of Brooksville, Fla., Rick of Titusville, Fla., Roger of Hill City and Rodney of Merrit Island, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642.  Burial will be in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

 

Memorials may be made to Dawson Place Nursing Home.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.
(Salina Journal ~ February 11, 2006)


DAVIGNON,  GENEVIEVE

 

BOGUE --- Genevieve E. Davignon, 85, Bogue, died Thursday, July 1, 2004.

 

Mrs. Davignon was born Genevieve Elliott on Oct. 31, 1918, in Rooks County.  She was a teacher and homemaker.

 

Her husband, Adlore C., died in 2001.

 

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Kraus of Hays; a brother, Raymond Elliott of WaKeeney; and two grandchildren.

 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bogue United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

 

Memorials may be made to the church or Sealye House.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday aat Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
(Salina Journal ~ July 4, 2004)

 

PAXSON,  NANCY  PATRICIA

 

HILL CITY --- Nancy Patricia "Pattie" Paxson, 86, Hill City, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at a Hill City hospital. 

She was born March 17, 1915, in Edmond, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice Lacefield Bean. 

Mrs. Paxson was a member of the Hill City United Methodist Church, a Glorious Golden Woman of the United Methodist Women and the Order of the Eastern Star. 

She married Leonard Paxson on Sept. 6, 1939, in Burton. He survives. 

Other survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Paxson, Topeka. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hill City United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Penokee Cemetery at Penokee. Mrs. Paxson will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Spencer-Steinmetz Funeral Chapel in Hill City, where Eastern Star services will be at 6:30 p.m. She will lie in state after 1 p.m. Friday at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hill City United Methodist Church and sent in care of the funeral chapel.

(Topeka Capital-Journal ~ Thursday ~ December 20, 2001)

 

HOSTULER,  MRS.

 

SODHOUSE  FELL  IN

 

Wife of a Farmer in Graham County, Kan., Killed While Preparing a Meal -- Baby Almost Suffocated

 

Hill City, Kan., April 18 --- The sod-house of F. Hostuler, a farmer of this (Graham) county, fell in, killing his wife and nearly suffocating his baby.  Mrs. Hostuler was preparing breakfast when the heavy roof came down.  Mr. Hostuler's arm was broken.  An older child escaped injury.  It took the neighbors three hours to dig through and rescue the baby.  Heavy rains and the natural decay of the sod caused the accident.
(Emporia Gazette ~ Thursday ~ April 18, 1901)

 

HAYNES,  ODA  LoREE

 

Oda LoRee Haynes, 90, Hill City, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City. 

She was born March 16, 1918, in rural Graham County to James Henry and Myrtle Belle (Emmons) Lutz. 

She married Clarence Henry Haynes on Dec. 1, 1934, in rural Graham County. He preceded her in death July 19, 2002. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a son, Gary Haynes, Glascow, Mont.; two daughters, Korla Griffey, Norton, and Clarene Law, Hill City; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildrn; and a great-great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hill City United Methodist Church; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, and from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

Memorials are suggested to Dawson Place Nursing Home or Hill City United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
(Hays Daily News ~ Thursday ~ November 20, 2008)

 

BREINIG,  DONALD  A.
 

Breinig, Donald A., 77, retired machinist and heavy equipment operator, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Bogue United Methodist Church. 

Survivors: wife, Gladys; sons, Robert of Hill City, Donald of Bogue; daughter, Janice Ryan of Tulsa; sisters, Joyce Webb of Hastings, Neb., Brenda Norblade of Axtel, Neb., Wilma Martin of Norfolk, Neb.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial has been established with Graham County Hospital, Hill City. Spencer Chapel of Hill City. 
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ Setpember 28, 1999)

 

TOLL,  KARL  "CURLY"

 

Toll, Karl "Curly," 40, farmer and rancher, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, as the result of a vehicle accident. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Morland High School Gymnasium. 

Survivors: mother, Marjorie Toll of Morland; sisters, Sandra Bellerive of St. Peter, Judy Harper of Hill City. Memorial has been established with Graham County Fair Association. Spencer Chapel, Hill City. 
(Wichita Eagle ~ Monday ~ June 14, 1999)

 

STEPHEN,  MARY

 

Stephen, Mary, 90, homemaker and former nurse aide, died Tuesday Nov. 9, 1999. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today, Spencer Chapel of Hill City, 1 to 2 p.m. Friday; service 2 p.m. Friday, both at Bogue United Methodist Church. 

Survivors: son, Leon of Bogue; daughter, Geraldine Schmidt of Ft. Collins, Colo.; brother, Ivan Kenyon of Bogue; sister, Eleanor Ekman of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild. Memorials have been established with Graham County Hospital and Bogue United Methodist Church. 

(Wichita Eagle ~ Thursday ~ November 11, 1999)

 

EDGETT,  BOB

 

IS  ELECTROCUTED

 

HILL CITY --- A 19-year-old Hill City youth, Bob Edgett, was accidently electrocuted about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

 

Edgett, an employe of Schick Well Service, was working with an oil field crew near Jennings, southeast of Oberlin.  The crew was using a truck with a boom.

 

The boom apparently came in contact with a high voltage power line.  Edgett touched the truck and was killed instantly.
(Hutchinson News ~ July 27, 1968 ~ Page 29)

 

DARNELL,  SUSIE

 

Mrs. Susie Darnell, daughter of Isaac White, died at her home in Waldo Friday night and was taken to Morland, where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon and interment made in the Morland cemetery.
(Logan Republican ~ Thursday ~ December 12, 1918 ~ Page 2)

 

NICHOLS,  MAHALA  LUCINA

 

Mahala Lucina Smith was born near Van Wert in Mercer county, Ohio, November 18, 1854, and died June 28, 1912, at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 10 days.  Her husband, Edgar Nichols, preceded her to the grave some five years ago.

 

To this union five children were born:  J. E. Nichols, of Enid, Oklahoma, Mrs. Leffie Wilson of Luray, Kansas, Mrs. Bertha Pulk of Salina, Kansas, and Minnie and Chester Nichols of Morland.

 

Mrs. Nichols joined the Methodist church some 38 or 39 years ago.  She has been in poor health for some years.  Two months ago she moved from Luray to neaer Morland, Kansas.  Since that time, she failed rapidly until the end.

 

Funeral services were conducted Monday from the Methodist church at Morland by Rev. J. F. Johnson of Luray, and the remains were laid at rest by the side of her husband in the Morland cemetery.
(Luray Herald ~ Luray, KS ~ Thursday ~ July 4, 1912 ~ Page 2)

 

HAZEN,  EMMA

 

Mrs. Hazen, an old settler of Graham county, near Studley, died at her home last Friday night and was buried in the Morland cemetery Tuesday.
(Hoxie Sentinel ~ Kenneth, KS ~ Thursday ~ April 14, 1910 ~ Page 8)

 

WHITE,  ETHEL  FLORENCE

 

MEMORIAM

 

Ethel Florence Norrish-White was born in London, England, March 7, 1868, and died at her home in Morland, Kansas, October 14, 1914, aged 46 years, 7 months and 7 days.

 

When six years of age, she came to America with her parents, who first located at Hastings, Nebr.  They came to Kansas in 1884.  On the 15th of June, 1889, she was united in marriage to Mr. isaac White.  To this happy union were born one son and six daughters.

 

Mr. and Mrs. White moved with their family to Morland, Kansas, six years ago where their congenial lives have made for them a host of friends.

 

Sister White was one of the earth's great Christian mothers who by precept and example has guided her family in the ways of truth and righteousness.  Up to the limit of her physical endurance she gave herself to the public service of her Master, whom she served and trusted to the last.  She will be greatly missed, but her influence and life will not be forgotten.  Her loved ones will still be led by a vanished hand and comforted by a voice that is still.  The many loved ones and friends mourn her death and hold sacred her memory.

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Morland M. E. church by Rev. Starbuck, and interment was made in the Morland cemetery.---Hill City Republican.
(Logan Republican ~ Thursday ~ October 29, 1914 ~ Page 2)

 

MORGAN,  CHARLES  HARMON

 

MEMORIAM

 

Charles Hrmon Morgan was born in Massachuseetts, May 13, 1844, and died at the home of his son, Ray Morgan, 3-1/2 miles east of Morland, Dec. 10th, 1910.  Aged 66 years, 6 months and 27 days.

 

At the age of 12 years he moved to Kansas.

 

With the true love of country, flag and home burning in his manhood, he enlisted in the 11th Kansas Volunteer regiment during the Civil War and served almost three years.

 

On May 26, 1872, he was united in holy matrimony to Eva White.  To this happy union were born five children, two of whom survive their father.

 

Several years ago Brother Morgan was converted and united with the M. E. church and his testimony during his last hours with us was that the way was bright before him and that he had perfect trust in Jesus.

 

He leaves a wife, two sons and a host of friends to mourn his death.

 

Services were conducted in the Morland M. E. Church by Rev. Starbuck December 11, at 3 p.m., and interment was made in the Morland cemetery.---Repulilcan.

 

Charles Morgan was an early pioneer of Manhattan.  He was living here at the time of the civil war and heard his country's call to arms.  He enlisted in Co. G, 11th Kansas cavalry and served through the war with the regiment.  Many of his old comrades yet live in this vicinity and just a few days previous to his death he made them a visit.  They remember him as a brave comrade and a kindly man.
(Manhattan Republican ~ Thursday ~ February 9, 1911 ~ Page 6)


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