JEFFERSON COUNTY

OBITS

Transcribed by Jim Laird unless otherwise noted

ABBOTT, CHARLES HOWARD

Charles Howard Abbott, 73, life-long resident of Ozawkie, died suddenly at his home Tuesday evening. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Freda Bigham, one brother, Elmer and one sister, Mrs. Mamie Metzger, and three grandchildren all of Ozawkie.

Funeral service will be Friday at 2 o'clock at Ozawkie U.B. Church. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 6, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

ALLEN, SAMUEL LEWIS

Samuel Lewis Allen was born in Jefferson County, Kansas near Williamstown, January 7, 1890 and departed this life, Oct. 4, 1946 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Isa Stallard at the age of 56 years, 8 months and 27 days.

In 1916 he was united in marriage with Edith Bracken. To this union was born a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hamm. In 1919 his dear wife preceded him in death and he later married Clara Shockley who survives him.

His entire life was spent on the farm home near Williamstown.

He leaves to mourn his departure his aged father, Luther Allen, his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hamm of Perry, one sister, Mrs. Isa Stallard, one brother Jesse Allen, one half-sister, Mrs. Lillian Hines, one grandson, Verland Green and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church in Oskaloosa Sunday afternoon, 2 p.m. by Rev. A. L. Hughes, Pastor. A ladies quartette, Mrs. John Roberts, Miss Marian Swoyer, Mrs. Mary Beth Jepson, and Miss Colleen LeGer, sang. Mrs. B. P. Davis, was at the organ. Burial was in Buster Cemtery.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends and relatives for the beautiful flowers received at the death of our son, father, grandfather and brother.

Mr. Luther Allen, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Stallard, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hamm and Verlin. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, October 10, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

AMOS, ELLA

Friends extend sympathy to the W. H. Smurr family, on the death of Mr. Smurr's sister, Mrs. Ella Amos of Topeka. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Topeka. Survivors include one step-daughter, Mrs. Harry Brengle, Topeka and two brothers, C. C. Smurr of Glendale, California, W. H. Smurr, McLouth, Kansas, five nieces and one nephew. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 17, 1945)

ANDERSON, GEORGE FRANK

George Frank Anderson was born September 25, 1880, near Tonganoxie and grew to manhood on a farm north of Oskaloosa. He married May Clark, September 21, 1907. Their two children are Clark Anderson, of Oskaloosa and Virginia Anderson, stationed at Arlington Hall, Virginia. His only other surviving relatives are Sudie Anderson of Lawrence, and Ora Anderson of Topeka.

He attended the Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia and was graduated from the Kansas City College of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy at Fremont, Nebraska.
Although he worked as a pharmacist for twelve years in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, he never outgrew his early liking for farming and in 1916 moved to farm in Cedar County, Missouri.
In 1923 the family came to Kansas and lived near Grenola in the southern part of the state. In 1938 he returned to Jefferson county and bought a farm northeast of Oskaloosa, where he lived until his death on December 19, 1945.

The funeral service, at Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church, was conducted by Rev. W.P. Thompson. Burial at Plum Grove. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 27, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BELLINGER, MARY EVA

Mrs. Mary Eva Bellinger, 77, died in a Topeka hospital Friday afternoon, Dec. 21. She was survived by 2 sons, Lloyd of Hiawatha, Leo of Lawrence, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Funeral was Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock at Christian church Hiawatha. Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery. Mrs. Bellinger used to live in Grayson neighborhood.(Grayson.) (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 3, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BOWEN, SAM MRS.

Mrs. Sam Bowen, died last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Draper, in St. Louis. The funeral will be held at Oskaloosa Presbyterian church Saturday at 1:30, burial in Hiawatha. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 13, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BOWMAN, DAISY G.

Leavenworth Times, Jan. 7.

Mrs. Daisy G. Bowman, widow of William H. Bowman, 502 1/2 Chestnut street, died at her residence at 2:30 o'clock this morning following an illness of several days.

Mr. Bowman was born in Tulladega, Ala., and was married to William Bowman in Nashville, Tenn., in 1905. Mr. Bowman assisted in a music store in Leavenworth for many years. He died in 1934.

Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are a niece and nephew in Alabama and her mother-in-law, Mrs. H.J. Bowman, 1009 Randolph; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. E.W. Kline, 1009 Randolph; Mrs. J.O. Cross, 1024 Randolph, and a brother-in-law, Harry Bowman, Marshfield, Mo.

A grave side service was held Wednesday at McLouth, about 4 o'clock conducted by the pastor of the 1st Methodist church, Rev. Roy Brady, Leavenworth. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 17, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BROWN, NEEL

Neel Brown, 14, a former Oskaloosa boy, died by drowning near his home in Cambridge, Neb., Sunday. Funeral service at Oskaloosa was held at the Hampton funeral home, burial in Oskaloosa Cemetery.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Mrs. Floosie Stanley, and a half sister, Mary Jane Vandel of the home in Cambridge; his father Harvey Brown of Kansas City, two sisters, Mrs. Clara Roll and Mrs. Bonnie S??ssna, both of Topeka. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 20, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BROWN, SUSAN LOUISE

Susan Louise Brown, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harland A. Brown, Ft. Scott, Kansas, was born Dec. 4 and passed away at the Burke Street hospital, Dec. 5.

Besides the parents, the infant is survived by a brother Billy and the grandparents Mrs. Lora Snyder, Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brown, Oskaloosa.

Short funeral services were held Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Scott with Rev. Guy V. Hartman of the Methodist church officiating. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 12, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

BURNS, LEWIS

Lewis Burns, 83, died Wednesday of last week. Funeral service at Hampton funeral home was conducted by Rev. A.L. Hughes. Burial in Oskaloosa cemetery. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 26, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

CASEBIER, WM. MRS.

Word was received here last week by relatives of the death of Mrs. Wm. Casebier of Kathleen, Fla. Her death came, Sunday, March 17, after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, and one son. Mr. Casebier was for several years a teacher in this county and with his family was well known here. They had lived in Florida for 30 years. (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 28, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

CHAPMAN, THOS.

Thos. Chapman, 78, head of a well known McLouth family, died at his home there Monday. The funeral services was held Wednesday. Mr. Chapman was a native of Cornwall, England. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 21, 1945)

COOK, CHAS. F.

Chas F. Cook, 86, died at his home east of here last Monday after a long illness. He is survived by his widow, five sons, Ray of Milwaukee, Wis., Frank and Eugene in the army, Perry of Meriden, and Robert of Topeka, three daughters, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Winchester and Miss Esther Cook of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held in the Rock Creek U.C. Church, burial in Meriden cemetery. (Meriden). (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 13, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)

COURTNEY, WENDELL MORRIS

Wendell Morris Courtney, was born near Easton, Kansas, Sept. 24, 1925 and passed away Augu 17, 1947 at the age of 21 years.

He leaves to mourn, his wife Avis Jean, and small daughter, Charlott Ann, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Courtney and brother, Harlan all of Oskaloosa, brother Therman of Ridgefield, Washington and grandfather Albert Courtney of the home and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a vetern of World War II. He had spent 21 months in the army, 11 months were spent overseas.

We wish to express our sincerest appreciation for all the kindness shown in the illness and death of Wendell Courtney. Also for the lovely flowers, cards and letters, the food and expression of sympathy.

Mrs. Avis Courtney, Charlotte Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Courtney, Thurman and Harlan. (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, August 28, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

DAVISON, E. B.

Funeral services for Mr. E. B. Davison were held at the Methodist Church in McLouth Monday, August 27, with Rev. Fred Benson in charge. Comforting hymns were sung by Mrs. Innes Champion and Mrs. Harry Wellman. Friends extend sympathy to the family. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, September 6, 1945)

EDMONDS, LUCY AMELIA ROWLINGS

Lucy Amelia Rowlings was born northeast of Oskaloosa, Kansas, October 13, 1862 and departed this life at her home in McLouth, Kansas, May 24, 1945 at the age of 82 years.

She was united in marriage to David Edmonds, March 2, 1882. To this union five children were born. Her husband, and two sons, David Dewitt Edmonds and Linnie Earl Edmonds preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Joseph Rowling Edmonds of Lawrence, two daughters, Margaret Eunice Kimmel of McLouth and Genevieve Lucy Shrader of Kansas City. Twenty grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.

She was baptized into the United Brethren Church and was faithful through her hearing failed and she was unable to attend the services the last few years of her life.

She was a member of the Alcione Chapter of the Eastern Star and at one time served as Worthy Matron.

Aunt Lu as she was known to most of the community was always interested in the activities of McLouth and for years has kept a diary of births, deaths and interesting things that took place here.

She loved to sit on her porch and view the great expanse of nature recall days gone by. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 31, 1945)

FELKNER, MRS. C. H.

Mrs. C. H. Felkner, 90, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Emery Hughes, near Meriden on August 19. She had been a resident of Jackson and Jefferson counties for 67 years. Among her survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Arch McCoy of Meriden. Funeral services and burial were at Hoyt. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, September 6, 1945)

FRANDLE, JAS H.

Jas. H. Frandle, 56, Topeka, born at Oskaloosa, resided many years at Perry, where he operated a cafe. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 30, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GALBRAITH, MR.

Mr. Galbraith, father of Mrs. S.V. Allen, passed away Friday at her home where he had been ill for some time. Funeral services and burial were on Monday in Lawrence where he had made his home for years.(Meriden.) (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 13, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GIBSON, LAURA

Mrs. Laura Gibson, of Topeka, died Tues., July 17, in a hospital there. She was born in Jefferson county in 1872 and has resided in Topeka 30 years.

Surviving are two sister; Mrs. Ellen Day, Pendleton, Ore., and Mrs. Lucinda Herrington, Lodi, Calif; 4 brothers, Terry Gaskell, Lawrence, Ray Gaskill, Auburn, Calif., Ben H. Gaskill, Sacramenton, Edwin Gaskill, Pueblo, Calif.

Funeral services were held at the Sanders-McMichael Funeral Home in Topeka at 10 o'clock, July 19; burial at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 26, 1945)

GISH, HENRY A.

Henry A. Gish died at his home in Ozawkie Wednesday. He was a native of Jefferson county where he has spent his entire life. Surviving are his wife, one son, and two daughters. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 'clock at the Brethren church in Ozawkie and burial made in the Meriden cemetery. The body will like in state at the Hampton funeral home till the hour of the funeral. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 16, 1947)

GLASSEL, BESSIE

Mrs. Bessie Glassel, 69, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. McBride, Rock Creek. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 7, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

GRAGG, BOYD

Boyd Gragg, Valley Falls, Survivors: wife, seven children, Betty Lou and Donald of the home, Ben of the Army, Mrs. Bernice Hatfield, Mrs. Oberheim, Orville Gragg, Topeka, Kenneth of California. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 28, 1945)

HALE, WAYNE

Word of the death at his home in Lennox, Iowa, of Wayne Hale, was received last week at Oskaloosa by the Hoskinson famiy. Mr. Hale was noted all over the mid-west for the carnival rides, which he brought to Oskaloosa for old settlers reunin every year for generations of children and youth. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 28, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HOLLER, SARAH ELIZABETH

Sarah Elizabeth Holler was born Sept. 9, 1869 and died at her home in Ozawkie, July 14, 1945, at the age of 75 years, 10 mo., and 5 days. She came with her parents from Indiana and located in Ozawkie, Kansas, where she spent the rest of her life. She was a loving mother, always sacrificing to her family, a good neighbor, showing concern about others' welfare.
She joined the church when she was young and remainded faithful until death.

She united in marriage to Isaac Allen Marker, on Jan. 20, 1888. Her husband preceded her in death last October. She leaves to mourn her loss, a son, Ernest Allen Marker of Ozawkie; one daughter, Mabel Mae Gauby, of Falfurrias, Texas, and four grandchildren, Betty, Iris and Martha Gauby of Falfurrias, Texas, and Raymond Marker of overseas. One brother, John Holler of Queomo, Kansas, besides a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17 from United Brethren Church, with Rev. Clingman. Interment in Ozawkie Cemetery. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 19, 1945)

HOSLER, CALVIN

Calvin Hosler, 79, died Tuesday at his home in Valley Falls. Funeral service there today, burial in Nortonville. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 30, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

HUDSON, STELLA

Word was received Sunday evening of the death of Mrs. Stella Hudson in Los Angeles. Mrs. Hudson was a sister of Frank Metzger. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 23, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

IRWIN, AMOS

Mr. Amos Irwin, 91, of Winchester died Tuesday, August 6, in Christ's hospital, Topeka. He had been a resident of WInchester for 60 years. He is survived by his wfie, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Rolin, Topeka, and Mrs. Carol Stockwell, Winchester; two sons, G. A. Irwin, Manhattan, and M.L. Irwin, Winchester. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, August 9, at 2 o'clock, at the Christian church in Winchester. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thrusday, August 15, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

JOHNSON, CLYDE

Clyde Johnson, eldest son of Robert S. and Mary L. Johnson was born at Ozawkie, Kansas, April 21, 1881 and departed this life, May 16, 1946.

His wife preceded him in death in March 1943.

They had made their home in Kansas City, Mo., for a number of years.

When his health began to faily rapidly two months ago he was persuaded to go to the home of his brother in Topeka, Kansas.

He was a member of the Brethren church.

He is survived by his brother, Floyd of Topeka, Kans., and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Brammell, of Ozawlie, Kans., also two uncles, Charles A. and B.W. Johnson, Ozawkie, Kans.; 16 nieces and nephews and his many friends.

The funeral service was conducted at the Newcomer funeral home in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, May 18, by Rev. Potts, also of Kansas City. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. (The Oskaloosa Independent, May 23, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

JONES, ADA O.

Ada O. Jones, 75, long-time resident of this and the Winchester communities, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thos. Allen of Powhattan. L. R. Jones, Oskaloosa is a son, she is survived by another son, and by six daughters, also 41 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thrusday, May 2, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

JONES, ELLA D.

K.C. Times.--September 25

Miss Ella D. Jones, a teacher at the Manuel and Vocational high school, died yesterday at the Trinity Lutheran hospital while undergoing an operation for goiter. She lived at the Snyderhof hotel, 917 Oak street. Before becoming a member of the Manuel and Vocational high school in 1944, she taught at the Hamilton Webster, Lowell and Franklin elementary schools. Her teaching career began here in 1913. Miss Jones was graduated from the University of Kansas and later attended the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin.

She was born in McLouth, Kas. Her parents were pioneers of Jefferson County, Kansas. She was a member of the Baptist church in McLouth; the Alpha chapter of PiLambda Theta, national honorary society of women in education, the Kansas City Teacher's club and the White Shrine of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Theadie Jones, McLouth; a brother, Robert C. Jones, Salt Lake City, and two nephews, Robert M. Jones, Connecticut, and Lieut. K.C. Jones, with the navy in Washington. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursdsay, September 27, 1945)

KENDALL, ALLEN O.

Topeka Capital. Allen O. Kendall, 71, Ozawkie, died Tuesday in a Topeka hospital following an illness of several years. He was bonr in Wisconsin in 1874. Kendall was a merchant at Meriden until he helped organize the Ozawkie State Bank, in which he served as cashier and principal stockholder until retiring from management in 1939 because of ill health.

Kendall was known throughout Kansas as a leader in the United Brethren Church and civic affairs. He was a prominent land owner in Jefferson County.

Mrs. Kendall preceded Kendall in death in 1943. Kendall is survived by two brothers, David A. of Los Angeles, and Thomas U. of Ventura, California.

Funeral services will be held at United Brethren Church in Ozawkie Sunday at 2 p.m. and burial will be in Grantville cemetery. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 3, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MARSH, FLORA

Mrs. Flora Marsh, 69, died Sunday at Valley Falls, where she had resided all her life. Funeral was yesterday. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, June 21, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

McCOY, GRANT

Mrs. A.C. Wilson was called to Topeka by the death of her father Grant McCoy and went on to Wilson, Kansas for the funeral.

Mr. McCoy was 80 years of age, and had for a considerable time made his home with Mrs. Wilson at Oskaloosa, removing recently to Topeka. A Pennsylvanian, he spent many years of his life at Wilson, Kansas. His family include eight daughter, a son, 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, April 24, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

McHENRY, WILLIAM G.

William G. McHenry, 79, of Grantville, died Monday night in Topeka. He was born April 27, 1868 at Grantville and had lived in that community for many years. Private funeral services held Wednesday at Peeblers funeral home. Burial in Grantville. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 30, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

METZGER, GROVE "DICK"

Mr. Grove (Dick) Metzger, Ozawkie, died Monday at a St. Joseph hospital after a protracted illness.

He was born in Ozkawkie and for many years was a prominent Jefferson County auctioneer. For the past nine years, he operated a feed and produce store in Ozawkie.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fern Metzger,; a sister, Mrs. Dora Priddy, Ozawkie; and six brothers, Charles Metzger, Oskaloosa; Harry Metzger, Topeka; Walter and Arthur Metzger, Valley Falls; Harvey Metzger, Ozawkie, and Fred Metzger, Oxnard, Calif.

The funeral will be held today, Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Ozawkie United Brethren church, Rev. L.A. Stone, officiating. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, November 28, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

MILLER, GEORGE T.

George T. Miller, brother of Claude Miller, died Sunday morning at his home in Topeka. He had lived in Kansas for 69 years, the major part of which time was in Jefferson County at Nortonville. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary and burial was made in Topeka. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 24, 1945)

PARKER, LEE

Mr. Lee Parker, father of Ann Parker, died at his home in Hiawatha, Sunday. As we go to press funeral services have not been arranged. Miss Parker's Beauty shop will not be open for some days. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, December 26, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

PAYNE, MRS. W. A.

Mrs. W. A. Payne died at the Christ hopsital in Topeka Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be at the Presbyterian Church Friday at 2:30. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 19, 1945)

PUDERBAUGH, RALPH

Ralph Puderbaugh, 58, of Ozawkie, died Tuesday in Stormont hospital, Topeka. he was born near Ozawkie and had made his home in that community his entire life.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Reta Puderbaught, a daughter, Mrs. Allene Michael, Topeka, a brother, Allen Puderbaugh, Oskaloosa, and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Brunton, Ozawkie and Mrs. E. J. Sweeney, Cranford, N. J. The funeral is being held at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday at the United Brethren church at Ozawkie with interment in Memorial Park cemetery at Topeka. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, March 6, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

QUINLAN, THOMAS WILLIAM

Thomas William Quinlan, 80, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home near Grantville, after a three-year illness.

Surviving are two brothers, John and William Quinlan of the home; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. lawlor, of Topeka and Miss Sarah Quinlan of the home. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 4, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

QUINTON, MRS. JESSE

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Jesse Quinton, who has been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Brey in Kansas City. (Dunavant) (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 24, 1945)

RICE, RUTH WRAY (MRS. JOHN)

Word was received Saturday morning, telling of the death of Mrs. John Rice, Friday evening at her home in Great Falls, Mont. Members of the family arrived here, Tuesday with the body, and funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Rice, the former Ruth Wray, lived in this community for many years and reared her family here. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, April 18, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

SHARKEY, ROSE

Mrs. Rose Sharkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Blevins was born February 24, 1884 at Hume, Missouri, and passed away at her home in Perry, Kan., May 2, 1945 at an age of 61 years, 2 mos. and 8 days.

She was united in marriage to John Sharkey in March 1912. To this union was born two daughters. She came to Kansas when a child and has resided in the Perry community most of her life. She became a member of the Perry Christian church in early life and remained faithful till God called her. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Irene Patterson, Perry and Mrs. Maxine Baker, of Topeka and one foster daughter, Mrs. Rose Burch of Kingman, Kansas. One sister, Bessie Sharkey, Topeka and one brother, Roy Blevins, Oskaloosa, Kans., besides many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 4 from the Christian church in Perry and interment in Perry Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Ab. Williamson, Mrs. Belle Sharkey and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharkey, and Mrs. Fisher from this community attended the service. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, May 17, 1945)

SMITH, LOUIS B. MRS.

Mrs. Louis B. Smith, mother of Mrs. Arthur Hamm, died Wednesday afternoon at the Hamm home, 334 Fillmore, Topeka. Mrs. Smith has made her home with her daughter for a number of years and has been in declining health for some time. She formerly lived in Perry but was known in this community from her visit wtih Mrs. Hamm and family when they lived here. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, February 14, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

STOCKTON, JAMES T.

James T. Stockton, 97, farm resident northeast of Meriden. Father of Lee Stockton. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 30, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

THOMPSON, LOUIS JOHN

Louis John Thompson passed away at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1945, at the age of nearly 59 years. Burial took place in Greenwood Memorial Park on July 3rd.

Louis, know at "Lou" Thompson to his friends was born in Jefferson county, July 25, 1886 and was reared on a farm near Perry. He received his elementary schooling at Round Mound School and later attended Manhattan College. He lived in California from 1910-1917, and during that time he served on the Los Angeles Police Force. In 1912 he married Florence Andrews of Denver, Colorado. To this union wer born three children, Violet, Louis Jr., and Oliver.

In 1917 Louis Thompson and his wife came back to Kansas to live and frm 1919-1938 they made their home near Oskaloosa. They were members of the Methodist church. For a few years Louis served as deputy sheriff of Jefferson county. In 1938 they made their home in Phoenix where they lived until the present time.

Louis Thompson is survived by his wife Florence of Phoenix; a daughter, Violet Schroeder of Phoenix; and two sons, Louis (Red) Thompson and Oliver Thompson, both serving in the army; a brother, Clarence, of Perry, and a sister, Mrs. Maude Mae Corkell, of Beverly Hills, California. (TheOskaloosa Independent, Thursday, July 19, 1945)

THOMPSON, RICHARD

Word has been received in Lawrence of the sudden death, October 21, of Richard Thompson of O'Brien, Oregon, husband of the former Ruby Hosford. Ruby lived in this community in her childhood days and she and her family will be remembered by many present residents. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, no date given, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WELLS, MARY

Mrs. Mary wells of Meriden died Wednesday at her home. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, three sons, one brother and seven grandchildren. Burial will be at Meriden with the Eslinger Funeral Home in charge. (the Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, January 16, 1947, transcribed by Jim Laird)

WRIGHT, ALTHEA

Mrs. Althea Wright, who was head of the Commerce Department in our school two years ago, received official word last week that her son, Harold, who had been in prison camp in Manchuria for some time, died February 8th. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, September 13, 1945)

YOUNG, ELMER O.

Elmer O. YOUNG, father of W.A. Young, died Sunday in Topeka. He was born March 30, 1867, in Walshville, Ill., and has been a resident of Topeka since he was 11 years of age. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at Penwell Chapel, Topeka, Tuesday afternoon and burial was made at Rossville.

Mr. Young is survived by four sons, Ernest Young, of Anaheim, Calif.; Otis L. and Lester R. Young of Topeka, and Winfred A. Young of Oskaloosa; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

The Oskaloosa relatives attended the funeral. (The Oskaloosa Independent, Thursday, April 18, 1946, transcribed by Jim Laird)

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