Edna E. Collingwood, 84, Collingwood Grain chairman of the board, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1988. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church; 4 p.m. Long Star Cemetery, Pretty Prairie.

Survivors: son, John A. of Sulphur, La.; daughters, Mary Clawson of Satanta, Cynthia Saunders of Gillette, Wyo., Martha Barnhardt of Bucklin; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Kansas 4-H Foundation and Methodist Youthville. Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. (Wichita Eagle, February 8, 1988)


George Ernest Ellsaesser, 40, farmer, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1989. Service 3 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church, Sublette.

Survivors: mother, Ruby M. Ellsaesser of Sublette; brother, Jerry S. of Hugoton; sister, Nancy E. Meyer of rural Copeland. Memorial has been established with the Kansas School for the Deaf. Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. (Wichita Eagle, November 10, 1989)


Frank O. Frey, 77, farmer and stockman, died Saturday, March 25, 1989. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Prairie Church of God, rural Satanta.
Survivors: wife, Charlene; son, Edward of Garden City; sisters, Martha Canaday of Enid, Okla., Geraldine Hanson of Overland Park, Gladys Richards of Dolan Springs, Ariz., Mary Fisher of Dodge City, Alma Pierce of Fairfax, Va. Memorial has been established with the Kansas Fish and Game Commission. Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. (Wichita Eagle, March 27, 1989)


John Hedger of Haskell county died of old age last week. He was 100 years old. He left a widow nearly as old as he was and three sons. (The Globe-Republican, March 10, 1898)

Starke, Joe Mather, 70, formerly of Garden City, banker and farmer, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors: sons, Bill of Dodge City, Dr. Joe D. of Ghana, West Africa, Jonathan of Kansas City, Kan.; daughter, Faith Eves of Sublette; sisters, Letha Stults of Minneola, Janice Copper of Monett, Mo.; eight grandchildren. Haskell County Funeral Home. (Wichita Eagle, May 9, 1996)


Joseph C. "Tommy" Roitz, 50, Kansas Department of Transportation employee, died Friday, March 3, 1989. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sublette United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Sue; sons, Joe Roitz of Little Rock, Van Roitz, Kurt Schutt, both of Sublette, Jeff Schutt of Dodge City; daughters, Robin Roitz of Chula Vista, Calif., Tina Anthony of Satanta; mother and stepfather, Buela and Bob Woolard of Florence, Ariz.; three grandchildren. Memorial has been established with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Haskell County Funeral Home. (Wichita Eagle, March 4, 1989)



Sublette, Kan. --- Services for Mrs. Nellie Mae Ricketss, 66, who died Sunday in a Larned, kan., hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car accident Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sublette United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Ricketts' car and one driven by Leland Reece, 18, of Rozel, Kan., collided at the intersection of U.S. 183 and U.S. 156, about 11 miles west of Larned.

Born in Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Ricketts had been a resident of Haskell County 35 years, moving here from Greensburg, Kan. Her husband, Fearon Leo, who died in August 1967, was a farmer.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, Sublette Garden Club and Social Neighbors of Sublette.

Survivors include three sons, DeWayne and Gene, both of Sublette, and Allen, Spearman, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Cecile Corn, Sublette, and Mrs. Betty Davis, Stratton, Colo.; one brother, George Winters, Kansas City, Kan.; and four sisters, Mrs. Grace Looney, Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Juanita Lewis and Miss Edith Winters, both of Russell, Kan., and Mrs. Thelma Lyda, Wichita.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Tuesday ~ July 16, 1968)


Tractor Victim Services Today

SATANTA, Kan. --- Services for George Martin Pickens, 68, a farmer who was killed Thursday in a farm tractor accident, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Satanta.

He was born in Partridge, Kan., and moved to haskell County in 1922.

Survivors include his widow, Mary; three brothers, Harold B., Satanta, Claude E., Stafford, Kan., and William, Flagler, Colo.; and a sister, Mrs. Grace Ely, Hutchinson, Kan.

Phillips Mortuary, Ulysses, Kan., has charge.
(Wichita Eagle ~ September 20, 1969)


Joe O. Swearengen, Driller, Dies at 67

SUBLETTE, Kan. --- Services for Joe O. Swearengen, 67, former owner of Swearengen Drilling Co., Garden City, Kan., who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips White Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery.

Born in Kerens, Tex., Swearengen came here in 1965 from Garden City, where he had lived nearly 25 years.

Survivors include his widow, Evelyn; a son, Bill, Garden City; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Crutcher, Lubbock, Texl; a brother, Sim, Midlothian, Tex.; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Gray, Breckenridge, Tex.
(Wichita Eagle ~ Thursday ~ May 8, 1969)


SUBLETTE --- George Arthur Trahern, 66, died Saturday afternoon in the Sublette Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

Mr. Trahern was born June 11, 1891, in Southeast Haskell County.  He was married to Ettie Potter July 21, 1916, in Hugo, Colo.  They lived there until 1926 when they moved to Sublette.

Survivors are his widow, Ettie; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Margaret Carpenter and Mrs. Betty Marie Whitmer, both of Denver, Colo.; three sons, Vern L. and Orville Arthur, both of Palmer Lake, Colo., and Merl, Sublette; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Chrisitian Church at Sublette.  Rev. Howard Pennington will officiate.

Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ May 11, 1958 ~ Page 4)


Asa Parnell, 85, died yesterday at Community hospital Sublette.  A resident of Sublette since 1929, the retired farmer was born Sept. 24, 1872, in Ozark county, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Nonie; three daughters, Mrs. Rae Lawder and Mrs. Edna Daniels of Sublette and Mrs. Rozana Simmons, Coldwell, Ida.; three sons, Patt, Sandimio, Calif., Lawrence, Liberal and Olden, Ontario, Calif.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist church in Sublette.  Interment will be in the Haskell County cemetery.  Phillips chapel is in charge.
(Garden City Telegram ~ July 5, 1958 ~ Page 6)


GARDEN  CITY --- Mrs. Agnes Linderman, 95 a post mistress at the old town of Santa Fe, died Thursday morning in St. Catherine's Hospital.

She came to Kansas in 1884 and moved to Santa Fe in 1905. She came here about five years ago from the Sublette community.

She was a member of the Christian Church for 80 years.

Surviving are a son, Wayne, Hawaii; three daughters, Mrs. r. L. Bethel, Garden City; Mrs. E. B. Preedy, Spokane; and Mr. Earl Follin, Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Christian Church in Sublette, Rev. Howard Pennington officiating.  Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ February 27, 1959 ~ Page 3)


GARDEN  CITY --- Clora E. Yardley, 91, died at a Garden City nursing home Thursday morning.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Christian Church at Sublette, Rev. Howard Pennington officiating, with burial in Haskell County Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ October 28, 1960 ~ Page 19)


SUBLETTE --- Samuel David Snavely, 81-year-old former farmer and stockman of Sublette, died Friday morning in Sublette Community Hospital after an eight-year illness.

Born Aug. 3, 1879, in Colfax, Ind., Mr. Snavely moved with his parents to homestead in southern Finney County in 1887.  He married Ruth Lindeman of Old Santa Fe (former Haskell county seat now extinct) in November, 1914.

Mr. Snavely was a member of the Haskell County Commission for 12 years and was a member of the Christian Church of Sublette.

His wife died in 1953.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nita Draper of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Louise Grabest of Littleton,Colo., Mrs. Marie Kells of Satanta, and Mrs. Ruby Rutledge, Sublette; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Priest, Montezuma, and Mrs. Rollie Wright, Sublette; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Sublette Christian Church with Rev. Howard Pennington officiating.  Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette.
(Hutchinson News ~ December 10, 1960 ~ Page 12)


SUBLETTE --- Mrs. Eunice Eleanor Elliott, 44, died Tuesday of a brain tumor at the Kansas University Medical Center.

She was the wife of Dorsey Elliott, who formerly taught school and coached at Caldwell and Sublette.  They were married May 16, 1938 at Topeka.  Mr. Elliott is now associated with his father in a ranching operation at Sublette.

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott moved to Sublette from Caldwell in 1941.

Mrs. Elliott was born Oct. 23, 1916, at Topeka.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Methodist church; president of the Past Matrons Club and co-chairman of the WSCS.  She was also a member of the Modern Priscilla Club in Sublette.

She is survived by the widower; a son, Dennis, a student at Stanford; a daughter, Diane, a student at University of Kansas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dodge, Topeka; and a brother, Clayton, Whittier, Calif.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sublette Methodist Church, Rev. Wylie Lathan of Burlington officiating.  Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ January 26, 1961 ~ Page 3)


GARDEN  CITY --- Mrs. Herman Holovach, 66, died Thursday night at St. Catherine's Hospital after an illness of several years.

She was born May 26, 1894, at Kharkov, Uklraine, Russia, and moved to a farm in northern Haskell County in the early 1920s.  In 1948, she moved to Garden City.  Her husband died in 1952.

Survivors are a daughter, Ann Holovach, Washington, D.C.; two sons, Paul, Sublette, Pedro, Garden City; three brothers, Ellis Jovtynovich, of Colorado, Alex Jovtynovich, of Oregon, George Kent Jovtynovich, Garden City; a sister: Mary Wanenke, Kenosha, Wisc.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Phillips Chapel, Rev. W. T. Froggatte officiating.  Burial will be in Haskell County Cemetery, Sublette.
(Hutchinson News ~ February 25, 1961 ~ Page 4)


SUBLETTE --- Mrs. Martha Angeline Cave, 97, died late Wednesday afternoon at the Bethel Home in Montezuma after a short illness.  She was a member of the Christian Church.

She was born Jan. 23, 1864 in Putnam County, Mo., and was married there to Steve E. Cave on July 3, 1883.  They came to Haskell County in 1886 and homesteaded northeast of what is now Sublette.  Three years later they moved to Old Santa Fe in Haskell County.  In 1912, they moved into Sublette, where he operated a general merchandise store.  He died Oct. 18, 1927.  She had been a guest of the Bethel Home for the past several years.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Stella Henage, Redwood City, Calif., Mrs. C. G. Dennis, Sublette, Mrs. Clara Osborn, Montezuma; a son, Ross Cave, Dodge City; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church, Sublette, Rev. Howard Pennington officiating.  Burial will be in the Haskell County Cemetery.
(Hutchinson News ~ May 11, 1961 ~ Page 3)


SATANTA --- Funeral for Mrs. Julia Fay Murphy, who died Thursday evening at St. Catherines Hospital, Garden City, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Methodist Church, Sublette; Rev. Bob Holland.  Burial:  Haskell County Cemetery, near Sublette.  In lieu of flowers, family suggess contributions be made to the churches of Sublette in memory of Mrs. Murphy.
(Hutchinson News ~ November 10, 1962 ~ Page 32)



Sublette --- Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sublette Methodist church for Robert Clement Birney, 61, who died of a heart attack in his home near Sublette Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.

Birney was born in Rice county Oct. 11, 1891, moved with his parents to Bucklin where he attended school and moved to the Sublette farm in 1917.  He is a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors are the widow, two sons, Orville and Runssell, both of Sublette; a daughter, Mrs. John Stapleton, Sublette; and Will and Ray, Bucklin; three sisters, Mrs. C. J. Gardener, Garden City, Mrs. Joe Rowland, Albany, Ore., and Mrs. Eva Hoofnagle, Dodge City, and 12 grandchildren.
(Great Bend Tribune ~ Tuesday ~ September 8, 1953 ~ Page 7)



SATANTA --- Funeral services for Lottie May Anton, who died here Saturday afternoon, will be held here at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church.

Mrs. Anton, 71, died at her home.  She had been a resident of Haskell county since 1929.

A native of Kansas, Mrs. Anton was born at Vinland in 1884.  She moved to Ensign in 1906 and lived there until moving to Haskell county.

Her husband, U. V. Anton, died in 1952.

Surviving are two daughters, Alma Benson and Georgie Benson, both of Talmoon, Minn.; one son, C. R. Anton of Satanta and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ July 18, 1955 ~ Page 2)



SATANTA --- Clifton Ernest Herren, 67, died at 2:30 this morning in the Satanta hospital.  He had been a resident of this community since 1908.

Mr. Herren was born May 5, 1888 in Bates county, Missouri, He moved with his parents from Bates county to Satanta.  His marriage to Bessie M. Moss took place April 2, 1914 at Neodesha.

Surviving are the widow of the home, three daughters, Winifred Hadman of Garden City, Mrs. Edward Swafford of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Keith Fortin of Cedar Bluff; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Satanta at:2:30 Sunday.  Interment will be in the Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Friday ~ July 29, 1955 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Funeral services for Charles Ray Fillpot, 14-year-old Satanta youth who was accidentally killed by a shotgun discharge Sunday will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the Baptist church here.

The Rev. J. L. Wilhite will officiate.  Burial will be in the Satanta cemtery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Saturday ~ October 22, 1955 ~ Page 1)


SATANTA --- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, who died here Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Satanta Methodist church.  She was 75.

A long-time resident of Southwest Kansas, Mrs. Smith moved to Haskell county in 1904.  The family homesteaded southwest of here.

She was married to Walter Smith, Aug. 31, 1905, at St. John.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Luthern church.

Surviving are her husband of the home and two brothers, Emil and William Schnellbacher of Satanta.

Burial will be in Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Friday ~ February 3, 1956 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Ida Augerot, a resident here since 1924, died today in a Dodge City hospial.  She was 68.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Christian church.

Mrs. Augerot was born at Chillicothe, Mo., April 2, 1888.  She was married on the farm of her parents near Liberal Oct. 20, 1915.

Surviving are her husband William Augerot of the home; three sons, Edward of Dodge City, Donald, of Hutchinson and Merle of Caldwell, Ia.; two daughters Helen Spiegel of Liberal and Lilly May Cranston of Redfield; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 Monday at Satanta.  The Rev. Howard Pennington, Methodist pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Friday ~ March 9, 1956 ~ Page 2)


SUBLETTE --- Funeral services for May E. Wallace of Sublette will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church here.

Miss Wallace, 77, was found dead at her home Saturday morning by neighbors. Death was caused by heart ailment.  the woman died Friday.

Miss Wallace moved with her parents to Haskell county in 1886.  The family took a claim near Old Santa Fe.  Miss Wallace lived there until 1920 when she moved to Sublette.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Miss Wallace was born at Atlantic, Ia., May 25, 1878.

Surviving are three brothers, Ralph of Satanta, George of Wichita and Earl of Las Vegas, N.M., and one sister, Mattie McVey of Biggsville, Ill.

Interment will be in the Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ April 16, 1956 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Byron Wright, 68, retired Haskell county farmer, died at the Satanta hospital Sunday night at 11:45.

He had been a patient at the hospital for the past six weeks.

Wright moved to Haskell county in 1916, locating on a homestead north of Satanta.  He lived on the farm until his retirement in 1948 when he moved into Satanta.

He was born at Blair, Nebr., on Sept. 3, 1887.  He married his wife, Laura at Franklyn Tex., on April 7, 1913.

He was a member of the Free Methodist church at Ensign.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters Phinala Smith of Copeland and Maude Allen of Anthony; two sons, Edmond of Satanta and Robert ofWichita; two sisters, Sarah Woodard of Palestine, Tex., and Gertrude Holcomb of Temple, Tex.; two brothers, Wade of Palestine, Tex., and George of Hutchinson; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will b held Wedneday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Satanta Methodist church.  Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.  Phillips Funeral Home will be in charge.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ August 27, 1956 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Services for Russell Carl Williams, 4-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Williams, Jr., of New Iberia, La., will be held at the Methodist church here tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The infant boy, born in Liberal on Aug. 12, 1957, died of head injuries received when he fell from bed.

Surviving are his parents, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Birney of Satanta, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams of Shamrock, Tex.

Burial will be in the Satant cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ December 23, 1957 ~ Page 2)


Mrs. L. O. Stanley of Satanta died Tuesday in a Rochester, Minn., hospital where she had undergone surgery.

Funeral services, with the Phillips Funeral home in charge, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday inthe Satanta cemetery.  Rev. R. R. Jeffries will officiate.

Mrs. Stanley was born in Albany, Mo., and came to Satanta in 1913.  Her husband was a former cashier of the Satanta bank.  She was a member of the Eastern Legion axiliary, Haskell County Women's club, and a county home demonstration unit.

Survivings include her husband, a son, L. F. of Garden City; four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Sidens of Garden City, Mrs. Cora Gelsinger of Plains, Mrs. Ethel England of Satanta, Ruby Sidens of Albndy, Mo.; four brothers, John of Satanta and Joe, Wilbur and Chester, all of Albany, and one grandson.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Thursday ~ January 2, 1958 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Services for Charles Hartman, Southwest Kasnas pioneer, wil be tomorrow in the Satanta Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Jeffries in charge.

Mr. Hartman, 85, died Sunday morning at the Satanta district hospital.  He had been a patient for about a year.

He was born Nov. 24, 1973, at near Satanta in 1906.

Surviving are a brother, Henry, of Toledo and nine nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.  Phillips Funeral home is in charge.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ April 13, 1959 ~ Page 2)


SATANTA --- Services for Robert Henry Dunn, 71, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Satanta Methodist church.

Mr. Dunn, longtime farmer-stockman in this area, died Friday in the Satanta District Hospital.

The Revs. Robert Jeffries and J. L. Wilhite will officiate.  Burial will be in the Satanta cemetery.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Monday ~ July 20, 1959 ~ Page 2)


Barney Wright Doughterty, 63, of Ryus in Grant County, died at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses Thursday afternoon.

He had operated the Ryus service station for the past five years.  He was accidentally burned at the station five weeks ago and had been hospitalized since.

Dougherty was born on Feb. 1, 1896 in Lake County, Tenn.  He had resided in Ryus for six years, coming there from Shamrock, Tex.

Survivors include the widow, Eafie Alice, at home; six sons, Robert of Ryus, Roy of Amarillo, Ray of Brazoria, Tex., Gordon of Perryton, Tex., Charles Norman of Pierce City, Mo., and R. B. of Fort Dix, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Rhodes, of Shamrock; a brother, Ira, of St. Louis, Mo., and 16 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Church in Satanta, with the Rev. J. L. Wilhite officiating.  Burial will be in Satanta cemetery.  Phillips Funeral home of Garden Cityis in charge.
(Garden City Telegram ~ Friday ` January 8, 1960 ~ Page 2)


Samuel Loy, who lately moved into Santa Fe from the north side of the county, died very suddenly on the 26th of asthma and la grippe.  He was buried at Ivanhoe cemetery on the 28th by the Masonic lodge out of Santa Fe.  Mr. Loy was among the first settlers of Haskell county and it is said had large interests in silver mines in Colorado.  His wife died several years ago.
(Hutchinson News ~ Tuesday ~ December 29, 1891 ~ Page 1)


The funeral of Edward Henthorn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Henthorn, of Haskell county, was held at the family residence this morning at 11 o'clock and the burial was in the Ivanhoe cemetery.  Mr. Henthorn was about twenty-four years of age and he had spent practically all his life in Haskell county.  For the past few years he has not been strong and about a year ago he was taken very sick with the measles.  Before he recovered, he left his bed to help fight a prairie fire and caught a cold which resulted in an affection of the lungs which resulted in his death this week.  Besides his parents, a sister survives him.  Mr. Henthorn was well known in Haskell county and he was held in high esteem by all those who were acquainted with him.
(Garden City Evening Telegram ~ Friday ~ May 15, 1908 ~ Page 1)


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