HODGEMAN COUNTY FUNERALS
Performed by Rev. Charles Henry Ruff

The information contained in this file was submitted byDebbie Ruff and was taken from a journal kept by Rev. Charles Henry Ruff, her husband's great grandfather. For the complete story, please read her introduction to this informative and interesting material by using the Introduction & Baptism link below.

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FUNERAL SERVICES

   DATE            NAME                         AGE          CAUSE                   LOCATON                 BEREAVED                     HOPE                WEATHER           MILES         COMMENTS
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03 Nov 1897     Maggi Clark                   27-5-23      Consumption             Garfield         more>> Husband                      Baptist              Cold                 40
21 Mar 1898     Mrs. S. Mack                  39-6-21      Measles &Con.           Larned           more>> Husband,7 children           -                    Cold                 60
28 Mar 1899     Mrs. Eli Lower                73-0-24      Aged                    Kinsley          more>> Husband                      M.E.                 Cold                 60
13 Sep 1899     Mrs. Cassie Dugan             22-1-5       Childbirth              Burdett          more>> Husband                      -                    Pleasant             20
28 May 1900     Mrs. Melene Olsen             25-3-4       “                       Brick            more>> Husband                      Luthern              Rain                 10
21 Aug 1900     Charles Klein                 19-3-10      Lightening              Burdett          more>>                                                   Beatutiful           20
24 Mar 1901     Mrs. Sarah Howell             40-10-1      -                       Garfield         more>> Husband, 11 children         -                    Hot,dusty            45
26 Mar 1901     Wm.A. Lyman                   6wks1                                “                more>>                              Perfect              Cold                 30
07 Jul 1901     Persis Black                  2-0-24                               Burdett          more>>                              “                    Hot                  20
11 Jan 1903     Lucius Barker                 76-21-21     Age                     “                more>>                                                   Cold                 20
22 Feb 1903     Mrs. Georgia Thomson          young        Child                   “                more>>                                                   Cold                 20
27 Aug 1903     Harold Sidebottom             15mos5d                              Garfield         more>>                              Perfect              Hot                  40
06 Mar 1904     Abraham Buttom                80yrs4d      Age                                      more>>                              Baptist              beautiful            34    Faithful Servant
25 Mar 1904     Jessie Amy Ruff               5days                                Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              chilly               39
01 Aug 1904     Tom L. Temple                 25-0-16      Lightening              “                more>> Wife & child                                      Hot                  10
01 Nov 1904     Lois Ditus                    2mos.                                “                more>> Parents                      Perfect              chilly               12
03 Mar 1905     Geo. W. Person                63-11-21     Paralysis               Riverside        more>> wife 2 children              Christian Ch.        Beautiful            50
12 Apr 1905     Era C. Gowdy                  39-9         Pneumonia               Burdett          more>> wife 3 children                                   “                    38
09 May 1905     Rachael McJunkin              16           Heart trouble           Wellmonville     more>> Fathers Family               Baptist              High Wind            60
19 Sep 1905     Alfred Philips                65                                   Burdett          more>> Wife 5 children                                                        12
17 Nov 1905     Mary Ann Howell               76-9-14      Age                     Garfield         more>> Husband                                           Fair                 45
28 Dec 1905     Hosea Dawley                  60-8         Phthisic                Wellmonville     more>> Wife 8 children              Baptist,32yrs                             60
21 Jan 1906     Florence Verna Arnold         5-11         Scarlet Fever           Larned           more>>                              Perfect                                   60
18 Apr 1906     Sirilda Pyth Norman           83-0-11      Age                     Burdett          more>>                              Baptist              Beautiful            30
19 Jun 1906     Adam Potter                   76           Age                     “                more>> sons 2 dau.                  NoProffesion         Warm                 30
24 Jun 1907     Wm. C. Gowdy                  73-0-0       Age                     Burdett          more>> Wife daug.                   -                    Warm                 72
30 Sep 1907     Mable Verona Mcjunken         1-3-13                               Wellmanville     more>>                              Perfect              Raubt                50
17 Oct 1907     Mrs. Felix Butcher            35                                   Rozel            more>> Husband 4 children           Baptist              Beautiful            35
27 Dec 1907     Earl Rediger                  0-3-0                                “                more>>                              Perfect              Chilly,bad roads     30
04 Feb 1909     Baby Cavit                    0-0-6                                Burdett          more>>                              “                                         10
22 Mar 1909     Cordova Butcher               18-0-0                               Rozell           more>> Father sister 2 bros         -                    chill                00
1909            Wm. Haught                    87                                   Burdett          more>> Son                          -                    Cold                 12
05 Aug 1909     Mrs. Esau Smith               60                                   Burdett          more>> Husband 7 children           Methodist            Fine                 12
21 Sep 1909     Pierce Fulton                 56           Typhoid                 “                more>> Wife
26 Dec 1909     Mrs. Martha Aisnworth         49                                   Rush Center      more>>                              Baptist              cold,bad roads       75    Spent previous night White Bluff Ranch
04 Jun 1910     Mary Jane Irene Merica        1yr          Cholorea                Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              Beautiful            24
11 Jul 1910     Val Olsen                     56           Bright’s Disease        “                more>>                              Lutheran             Windy                16
07 Sep 1910     Esau Smith                    64-7-15      Heart  failure          “                more>> Shipped from Eng.            Methodist            Windy                13
28 Sep 1910     Alvey Jones                   0-11-17      Drowned                 Garfield         more>>                              Perfect              “                    42
15 Nov 1910     Mw. Thornton Welsh            2weeks       Urnic poison            Burdett          more>> Father and Mother            “                    Chilly               40
22 Dec 1910     Nellie Georgia Webster        2-10-7       Croup                   “                more>>                                                   Cold                 15
13 Jan 1911     Mrs. Naomi Barker             73                                                    more>>                              Claimed Chris,       Dreary               13
24 Jan 1911     Charles Thornton Rose         0-11-23      Pneumonia               Kinsley          more>>                                                                        33
1911            Elmer Barthel                 18           Typhoid                 Hanston          more>>                              Luthern              Beautiful                  Bennett preached
10 Feb 1911     John Clews                    76           Age                     “                more>>                              Methodist            Gale SW              12
08 Jun 1911     Mrs. Elizabeth Woodall        74-4-27                              Wellmanville     more>>                              Baptist              “                    58
19 Jul 1911     Frank Foass                   34-4-21      Complication            Garfield         more>>                              Methodist            Mud & rain                 Talked w/him 2 days
11 Dec 1911     Mrs. Gertie Sidebottom        27-11-22     “                       Burdett          more>>                              Chirstian            Fine                 12    Splendid phone central
1912            J.C. Weaver                   43-6-5       Consumption             Strawn           more>>
1912            Levie Wilford Arnold          14-0-8       Appendicitis            Larned           more>>                                                   hot, rain            60
1912            Mrs. Josie Long               37-7-19                              “                more>>                              Bap.-Meth.           Fine                 60    Shipped from Calif
14 Oct 1912     J. Martin Jones               48           Creeping paralysis      Garfild          more>>                              Baptist              Bad                  40
03 Nov 1912     Mrs. Jennie Camp              63-3-2       Cancer                  Burdett          more>>                              Early conversion     Gale                 16
16 Nov 1912     Levi Salmans                  71-0-26      Paralysis               “                more>>                                                   Cold                 25
20 Mar 1913     Hazel Leora Griffith          0-15-0                               “                more>>                              Perfect              Hot                  20    Shipped from Hutchinson
12 May 1913     Isaiah McJunkin               72-4-25                              Wellmanville     more>>                              Christian            Fine                 40    A faithful friend and
23 May 1913     Mary Jennie Webster           3-1-28                               Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              “                    15    Drowned in tank
03 Jul 1913     Florence Christine Bly        1-3-0        Infanum                 Rozel            more>>                              “                    Hot                  32
01 Nov 1914     Wm. Lenox Edson               8-3                                  Burdett          more>>                                                   Chilly               12
08 Aug 1914     Abe Polk Webster              69           Age                     “                more>>                                                                        12    Professed morning of death
08 Sep 1914     Fred David VanMeter           0-15-2                               “                more>>                              Perfect              “                    12    Beautiful boy
26 Oct 1914     Jeremiah Horton               74-7-20      Instant                 Riverside        more>>                                                   Chilly weather       40    1st auto funeral
10 Nov 1914     Sylvester Arlye Merisa        0-11-0                               Burdett          more>>                                                                        12    nursed typhoid
11 Mar 1915     Louisa Hildebrand             72-0-0                               Hanston          more>>                              Baptist              Muddy                38
20 May 1915     Katherine E. Norris           1-0-5                                Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              Heavy rain           12
04 Feb 1916     Lee Notestine                 24           Always ill              “                more>>                                                   fine                 12
18 Feb 1916     Wm. A Conger                  89-4-0       Paralysis               “                more>>                              Christian                                 12    Lain beside wife
02 Mar 1916     Harley Homer Renner           33-2-0       Accident                Rush Center      more>>                              Perfect              light snow           80    Motorcycle fell on him
28 Mar 1916     Jack G. Fox                   17-0-19      Measles                 Jetmore          more>>                              Deathbed faith       fine                 70    Earl Zahn took me in car
24 Apr 1916     Riggs Vaughan                 68-2-7       Bright Disease          Rush Center      more>>                                                                        80    Soldier, man of faith, lain beside wife
01 Jul 1916     Daniel Wayne Bondurant        1-6-25       Infantum                Wellmanville     more>>                              Perfect                                   30    Henry came for me
11 Jul 1916     Wm Alfred Smith               Infant       Infantum                Burdett          more>>                              Perfect                                   12
14 Jul 1916     Rex Henry Bondurant           0-1-16       “                       Wellmanville     more>>                              Perfect                                   58    Henry came for me
28 Jul 1916     Katie Klinge                  14-9-17      Heart failure           Riverside        more>>                                                                        60    Morphew came for me, Good girl
30 Jul 1916     Paul Kenneth Salmans          2-4-0        Infantum                Larned           more>>                              Perfect                                   80    Merkel took me
10 Aug 1916     Eliza Button                  89-5-5                               Hanston          more>>                              Baptist                                   46    Lifelong Christian
20 Sep 1916     Wm. H. Foreman                73                                   Burdett          more>>                                                   Pleasant             32    (Sweet Alice died April 10, '40)
10 Oct 1916     Mrs. John Klein               56-2-18                              “                more>>                              M.E.                 Chilly               12    Buried beside son
09 Nov 1916     Mrs. Jane Burns               94                                   Larned           more>>                              Catholic             Beautiful            60    Beside husband
07 Apr 1917     Geo. Countryman               78-3-5                               Kinsley          more>>                              Baptist                                   42    1st time drove own Car to funeral
11 Jun 1917     Russel Logan Cavit            4 mos.                               Burdett          more>>                              Perfect                                   12
08 Nov 1917     Joe Vogel                     68                                   Hanston          more>>                              Late profession                           26    Old settler
09 Jan 1918     Mrs. Mary Webster             58-4-10                              Burdett          more>>                              Catholic             Cold                 14
21 Oct 1918     Wallace Cavit                 25-1-3       Influenza               “                more>>                              Catholic             Rainy                12
                Conger                                     “                       Ship             more>>                              ent                                       12    Shipped from Col. Auto accident
02 Feb 1919     Wm. Clyde Ruff                2 das        Mucus strang            Hanston          more>>                              Perfect              Beautiful            28
23 Mar 1919     Luna Dawn Hann                28-5-18      Infuenza                “                more>>                              Christian                                 28    Infant Jennie Louise in her arms
04 May 1919     Roy Dejoe                     17           Accidently shot         Jetmore          more>>                              Christian                                 26    Sun. 2:30
09 Jul 1919     Mrs. Searcy                   57                                   Larned           more>>                              Bap. & M             eth.                 60    Wed. 3:00 assisted Swanson
12 Sep 1919     Arthur Salmans                78-10-21     Old Age                 Burdett          more>>                                                   Dust                 20    Assisted Keyes
26 Sep 1919     Mrs. “   “                    72           Paralysis               “                more>>                              Christian            Fine                 20    “
28 Sep 1919     Emma Croft                    70-3         Found dead              Randel Union     more>>                              Pres.                “                    6
07 Dec 1919     Dexter Merrit Camp            87-2-4       Old age                 Burdett          more>>                                                   Meltin snow          12    Rev. Moon present
01 Feb 1920     Harry Francis Tuttle          40-5-17      Flu                     Larned           more>>                                                   Chilly wind          50    Service outdoors
11 Feb 1920     Mrs. Alice Hunt               30-8-18      “                       Bazine           more>>                              Baptist              Warm                 60    “
16 Feb 1920     T.S. Haun                     69           Heart trouble           Kinsley          more>>                              Prov. 13:22                               100   a large congregation
01 Mar 1920     Perry R. Tuttle               31-8-24      Pneumonia               Larned           more>> left wife & 5 children       John 13                                   60
03 Apr 1920     Mrs. Emma Curtis              72           Paralysis               “                more>>                              Meth.                Blizzard             12    assisted Rev. Davis
21 May 1920     Mrs. J. H. Clifton            62-8-14      Long sickness           Hanston          more>>                              Baptist              Beautiful            4     Church filled w/people
21 May 1920     Absolem Hickerson             82-0-13      Age                     Burdett          more>>                              Christian                                 16    at home
02 Jul 1920     Zoa E. Benge                  37-3-5       Operation               Jetmore          more>>                              Baptist              Hot                  54    Church filled w/people
03 Aug 1920     Nevin G. Mead                 59-8-9       Paralysis               Hanston          more>>                              No profession                             28    Methodist Church
11 Sep 1920     Edward Wallace Tift           79-11-0      Fell asleep             “                more>>                              Baptist              Beautiful            52    Baptist church
25 Sep 1920     Frances Marion Henderson      79                                   “                more>>                                                   “                    30    “
20 Oct 1920     John Temple                   87-10-29     Pneumonia               Jetmore          more>>                              Universalist         Windy                60    Meth. Church
29 Oct 1920     Mrs. Homes                    70                                   Hanston          more>>                              Christian                                 30    Burial service after night, car lights
02 Dec 1921     John Lingenfelder             63-11-15     Heart failure           “                more>>                              Lutheran             Beautiful            30    Good home man
27 Dec 1921     Lloyd Melvin Henley           8-1-15       Scarlet fever           Burdett          more>>                              Perfect                                   12    A good outdoor service
25 Feb 1921     Wm. Franklin Davidson         66-4-12      Brights disease         Hanston          more>>                                                   Beautiful            36    A helpful life
22 Aug 1922     William Arthur Norris         7-0-27       Paralysis Muscles       Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              Hot                  12
07 Feb 1923     Baby Wittig                                born dead               Burdett          more>>                              Perfect              Fine                 17
10 Jul 1923     James Burns                   54+          Tuberculosis            Larned           more>>                                                   Hot                  60    Haag Parlor
29 Jul 1923     Stephen W. Tuttle             75-0-10      Heart                   “                more>>                                                   “                    54    Home
29 Dec 1923     Mrs. Pres. Wise               73-11-2      Age                     “                more>>                              M.E.                 Pleasant             60    M.E. Church Rozel
29 Feb 1924     Georgianna Hoover             22-4-9       Flu                     Burdett          more>>                              no membership        N.W. windy           40
03 Apr 1924     Elva Miles Fulton             1-7-12       Uranic poison           Larned           more>>                                                                        70    Pleasant Hill church
25 Nov 1924     Mrs. Walters                  77-7-13      Cancer                  Riverside        more>>                              M.E.                                      64    Large appreciative audience
19 Jan 1925     Bro. E.C. Sidebottom          86           Old Age                 Garfield         more>>                                                   Snow                 00    Had to drive by Kinsley
28 May 1925     Mrs. Eliza Catherine Lee      66-2         Heart trouble           Burdett          more>>                                                   Fine                 12    Assisted Rev. Summers
14 Dec 1925     Mrs. Mary C. Norris           65-1         Long sickness           “                more>>                                                   Cold                 12    “
08 Feb 1926     Mrs. Mary L. Nutt             62-6-23      Heart failure           Hanston          more>>                              Baptist              Fine                 28    A devout woman
14 May 1926     Anna Lou Peterson             1-0-6        Measles & “             “                more>>                              Perfect              “                    30    A beautiful child
19 Nov 1926     Fred C. Matteson              74-8-27      Paralysis               Burdett          more>>                              Christian Ch.        chilly raw wind      30
                Mrs. Maur                                  Slept away              “                more>>                              Lutheran             “                    14    Assisted Rev Summers
03 Apr 1928     Mrs. John Renner              77-8-27      Hemorrhage              LaCrosse         more>> All at home                  Baptist                                   70
07 May 1928     Mrs. John Bondurant           59-7-2       Long sickness           Ness City        more>> All at home                  Baptist              Beautiful            96
09 Sep 1928     Mrs. Dora Elmore              56-0-5       “                       Rozel            more>>                              Baptist              Windy                10    Assisted AL Stanfield
22 Oct 1928     Geo. R. Norris                42-5-3       Strep infection         Burdett          more>>                              M.E.                 Beautiful            14    Assisted by Rev. Summers
09 Apr 1929     Florence Gomez                39-7-7       lung trouble            Hanston          more>>                              Catholic             Chilly               32    Assited Rev. Stanfield
21 Apr 1929     Frank Brown                   55-10                                Garfield         more>>                              “                    “                    83    Muddy drove via Larned
06 May 1929     Lloyd Howell                  71-9-11      Cancer                  “                more>>                                                   cloudy cool          66    Odd fellow
30 Nov 1929     Anna Bauer Gleis              82-0-22      Heart failure           Burdett          more>>                              Protestant           chilly damp          12
03 Jan 1930     Erwin J. Wilson               79-1-0                               Rozel            more>>                              A contributor        bright chilly        32
27 Jan 1930     Geo. B. Holmes                82-2-26      Pneumonia               Hanston          more>>                              Christian            Fairly good          30
09 Jan 1931     August Sieverling             49-7-10      Kidney trouble          Burdett          more>>                              M.E.                 Fine day             20    Assisted Mackwell
03 Dec 1931     John Renner                   87-5-20      Old Age                 La Crossse       more>> All at home                  Bap.                                      80    Roy Klein took me
14 Apr 1932     Mrs. Nancy Jane Matteson      81-6         Pnesmonia               Hanston          more>> 4sons 1 dau                  Pres.                Beautiful day        30
09 Nov 1932     Charles Kilborn               80-2-10      Apoplexy                Centerview       more>> 1 “   4 "                                         Chilly               70
20 Nov 1932     Lois Ilene Henley             8 hrs                                                 more>>                              Perfect              Chilly               10    Serivce at cem. Father brought
28 Jan 1934     Katherine Lingenfelder        74-10-13                             Hanston          more>>                              Lutheran                                  30    Old settler - Assisted Rev Smother Baptist church
07 May 1934     Martha E. Tift                87-10                                                 more>>                              Baptist                                   30    Rev. C.N. Wiebe assisted me
06 Jul 1934     Mrs.Myrtle Ilene Hatcher      23-2-21                                               more>> A young wife                 Baptist                                   60    Rev. Corrie assisted
28 Jul 1934     Clayton Wm. Smith             21-6-16      Car accident            Burdett          more>>                              Christian                                 14    Assisted Rev. J.E. Parks
30 Sep 1934     Hugo Franz                    62-3-20                              Rozel            more>>                              Lutheran                                  70
15 Mar 1935     Tom Sidebottom                67           Cancer                  Beckwith Mort    more>> All home                     Christian                                 60
07 Apr 1935     Mrs. Caroline Notestine       78           Cancer                  Burdett ME       more>> All home                                                               14
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07 Apr 1935     To date 132 funerals - assi   sted by invi tation 14 - Traveled 5  072 miles        more>>
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21 Jan 1936     Mrs. Karl Sidebottom          32-1-13                              Burdett          more>>                              4Sq Church                                17    Harry Kein took me Assisted by Rev Baltzell
20 Feb 1936     Will Benge                    59           Cancer                  Jetmore          more>>                              Baptist                                   54    Assisted Rev. Oyer
30 Dec 1936     J.H.S. Fox                    66           Heart Attack            Jetmore          more>>                                                                        70    John & Jessie took me
02 Jan 1937     Clarence Stevens              59-10-9      Obstruction             Garfield         more>>                                                                        84    Ralph & Elizabeth took me to Larnard
11 Apr 1937     George D. Nutt                91-7-16      Heart Failure           Hanston          more>>                              Baptist                                   30    Glenns  ang. John's took us
25 Jul 1937     L.W. Countryman               72-5                                 Kinsley          more>>                              Meth.                                     40    Assisted Rev. Grodidier
19 Aug 1937     Mrs. Lena Smith               37           Clot after surgery      Burdett          more>> Left Geo. & 4chldren         Bap/ME                                    14
01 Dec 1937     John Klein                    79-9-20      Heart Failure           Burdett          more>>                                                                        14    Attended S.S., not sure of denomination
16 Feb 1938     John Bauer                    76-9-20      Heart Failure           Hanston          more>>                              United Lutheran                           42
18 Jun 1938     Carl Sidebottom               34-4                                                  more>>                                                                        14    Assited Rev. Grodidier
18 Oct 1938     Savannah Jones                54-7                                 Rozel            more>> Whole family present                                                   28    Assisted Rev. Knight
3-5Mar 1939     Lucy Jan Clark                94-5-20      Old Age                 Garfield         more>> 3 sons present.              Baptist                                   62    Sam took me
10 Jan 1940     Rebecca McJunkin              92           Old Age                 Bazine           more>> 3 daughters, 1son present    Baptist                                   40
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