Mr. D. Burton, an old and highly esteemed citizen, died suddenly at his home 2-1/2 miles west of town last Saturday morning in the 79th year of his age. It is said partial paralysis and heart failure was the cause of his death. His wife, who has been sick for a long time, is growing weaker and was much shocked at the death of her husband. (Council Grove Republican, June 5, 1891)


Grandma Burton one of the oldest pioneers of this vicinity passed away at the home of her son H. I. Burton. The funeral will be Tuesday at the Baptist Church. (White City Register, November 28, 1929)


M. H. Burton died Thursday evening, December 3 at 7:30 o'clock at his home near Parkerville. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11:00 at the Burton Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Tucker of Burlingame, Ks., and Mrs. Evans of Parkerville. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Mr. Burton's passing removes one of the counties oldest settlers, he having lived here for nearly 45 years. He was 70 years old and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his death. (White City Register, December 10, 1908)


Old lady Burton died on last Saturday and the funeral services were held at the Burton Church south of White City, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Burton had lived in Morris County a good many years and was liked by all who knew her. (White City Register, June 29, 1894)


Mr. John Dansel's only child was buried in the cemetery at Burtons Church last Monday. He died Monday morning of congestion of the lungs. (White City Whig, February 20, 1886)


Denning, Mrs. Carrie, wife of Rev. B. W. Denning, M. E., son of S. B. Denning of Normal, Ill. m. 1868. d. of accidental burns at Council Grove, Kan. July 18, 1880. [a.n.s.] (Central Illinois obituaries, 1871-1880 (compiled from old newspapers) by Milo Custer Bloomington, Illinois (1912) Transcribed by Teri Colglazier)


Clarinda Frances, daughter of Lewis and Susannah Williams was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, December 20, 1847. Departed from this earthly life to her home beyond the tomb at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Haun, Wednesday evening February 9, 1921 at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 20 days. At the age of 6 years, she with her parents, moved to Missouri staying 18 months, moving again to Kansas settling near Lawrence where she lived until her marriage to Daniel Hallmark April 26, 1868. Immediately they came to Morris County, taking a homestead four miles southwest of Parkerville where they endured the hardships of the early pioneer. They reared a family of six children to manhood and womanhood. On account of failing health they retired from active life in 1904 and moved to White City where they lived until the husband was called to his heavenly home June 21, 1911. In the fall of 1911 she became afflicted with rheumatism suffering untold agongies all those years. For over seven yaers she has not walked but with her wheel chair, she could be taken places she enjoyed going. In July 1919, she suffered a stroke of paralysis causing her to take to her bed from which she never arose. At the age of 14 she was converted and united with the Union Baptist church living a true and faithful member to the last. her last illness was short, lasting only six days. She has gone to meet her husband and her son Emery. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, Mrs. Sudie Reeves, W. L. hallmark, Elkart, Ks., Mrs. Gertrude Mitchell, A. D. Hallmark, Mrs. Clara Haun, Mrs. Mabel Quilhot, 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, also four sisters, Mrs. Dicaae Burton, Parkerville, Mrs. nancy Creel, San Diego, Caf.; Mrs. Eliza Cress, Cedar Point, Ks., and Mrs. Alice Smith, Eureka, Ks. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Parkerville, Friday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev. Curtis Burton of Lenora, Ok., assisted by Rev. Boyle of the M. E. Church. The pallbearers were H. L. Burton, A. M. Cress, A. M. Burton, B. F. Cress, E. W. Burton and M. E. Burton, nephews of the deceased. Remains were laid to rest in the Burton Cemetery. (White City Register, February 17, 1921)


Elder Ezra Johnson, after an illness of eleven days, departed this life July 3, age 80 years, 26 days. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio June 7, 1816. In 1847, he was one of the five masters who framed the article of faith of the Union Baptist Church. In 1857, he moved to Kansas where has labored ever since in the Gospel of the Son of God. He had the misfortune to lose his eye site two years ago and since then he has not preached regularly, but has been the great counselor of the church and often referred to for counsel by other ministers of the church. Funeral services were held July 5 and conducted by S. N. Ream, assisted by Elders Hallmark, Evans, and Zadalska at the Neosho Valley Church where the remains were interred. (White City Register, August 31, 1894)


Died on the 14th at her home near this city, Mrs. Rebecca Jane, wife of J. H. Jones, aged 43 years, 1 month and 2 days. Mrs. Jones was born in Roane Co., Tennessee on the 12th day of January 1838. When about 5 years old her father removed to Bradley County, same state, where, on the 1st day of March 1860, she was married to J. H. Jones whose now called to mourn her loss. Mr. Jones with his wife came to Kansas in the spring of 1870, settling on the prairie, which is now his farm and which they have occupied to the time of her death. (Parkersville Enterprise, February 23, 1882)


Died at his home one and one-half miles southwest of Parkerville on Sunday, February 25, James Kendall of dropsy. He leaves a wife and six children, three girls and three boys, all of whom live in this vicinity. Deceased was one of the first settlers of this community, an influential citizen, highly respected by all. He was a member of the Baptist Church, also of the A. F. & A. M. The funeral was held at the Burton Church and the remains were buried at the Burton Cemetery. (White City Register, March 1, 1906)


Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Donahue Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lillian A. Kendall, 88, of Herington, who died Tuesday, May 12, at the Abilene Nursing Center in Abilene. The Rev. Frank Anderson will officiate. Mrs. Kendall was born January 11, 1899 in Oklahoma, the daughter of Will and Ann C. Anderson. She was married to c. H. "Jack" Kendall on May 12, 1922, he preceeded her in death on March 27, 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn, J. stuteville of Whittier, Calif. She was preceeded in death by a son, Howard Kendall. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, Parkerville. (Herington Times, May 14, 1987)


William Marion Kendall born May 4, 1861 in Douglas County, Kansas naer the town of Lawrence, and died at his home near Latimer, Sunday, December 29, 1907 age 46 years, 7 months and 25 days. He came to Morris County with his parents in 1865, and settled near the town of Skiddy. The family remained there 2 years and then moved to the farm upon that he died. He was married to Ethel Walters December 23, 1885. To this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter, all of whom with their mother survive him; also three brothers, two brothers and two sisters having preceeded him in death. Death was the result of a skull fracture received November 1, 1907. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 12:00 at the Burton Church, conducted by Elder T. S. Lunbeck of the Highland Church of Christ. (White City Register, January 2, 1908)


Andrew Oman was born in Sweden, August 3, 1842. He was married to Betty Olson, October 15, 1863 in Sweden. To this union were born four children, one died in infancy and one died at the age of nine years, his wife died April 22, 1918 at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 21 days. He is survived by two daughters, Anna at home, and Rebecca Harper of Topeka and three grandchildren, Orville, Keith and Alice Harper. He departed this life November 15, 1924 at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 12 days. Mr. Oman came to America in 1868 locating at Bishop Hill, Illinois in 1873 they moved to White City. He lived on his farm south of town until his death. Funeral services were held from the home two miles south of White City. Monday November 17th at 2:30. The services were conducted by Rev. C. Gray Jones. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery. (White City Register, November 20, 1924)


Betty Olson, daughter of Olof and Anna Erickson was born at Noria Buckarbee, Sweden, September 25, 1836. She was married to Andrew Oman, October 15, 1863 in Sweden. To this union were born four children, one son died in infancy and one daughter at the age of nine years. She is survived by her aged husband and two daughters, Anna at home and Rebecca Harper of Topeka. She departed this life April 22, 1918 at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 27 days. Mr. and Mrs. Oman came to America in 1868 locating at Bishop Hill, Illinois. In 1873 they came to White City, Kansas. (White City Register, May 2, 1918)


Charley Parker is dead. The death of Charles Parker of which occurred Tuesday, removes one of the earliest settlers in this part of the state. Mr. Parker settled at Parkerville over 40 years ago, the town deriving its' name from him. He was an interesting character and very eccentric. Funeral services were held Wednesday at his home at Parkerville. (White City Register, September 9, 1909)


Joseph Jerret Pride was born in Melbourne, England, December 28, 1846, and died at Topeka, Kansas on September 1, 1928 at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 3 days. He came to America in 1871 and settled in Morris Co., near Parkerville. He married Cecelia Woods to which union three children were born. All have died. After moving to Dickinson Co., he married Ida Bennett to which union 5 children were born, they are Annie Haire, Enterprise, Ks., Joseph C. Pride, White City, Ks., Charles I. Pride, St. Louis, Mo., Harry L. Pride, Little Rock, Ark., and Mary Collins, Colorado Springs, Co. He was converted and baptized into the Adventists Church in 1900. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Ida Pride of Manatau Co., 5 children and ten grandchildren, one having preceded him in death. He also has 2 brothers, Sam and Ruben in England. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in White City on Monday, September 3rd. Conducted by Rev. C. Gray Jones. Burial was in the Burton Cemetery southeast of White City. (White City Register, September 6, 1928)


Mrs. Mary B. Worrell died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Buchaman, 618 Exchange St., Emporia, Kansas, Sunday morning at 8 o'clock of appendicitis. She was born 33 years ago in Geary County, Kansas. Her maiden name was Mary B. Pretzer. She was married some fifteen years ago to Mr. Worrell who died three years later. To this union two sons were born, who survive their mother. One of those twelve years of age, the other fourteen. Mrs. Worrell came to Emporia about five years ago and has been in the employ of Mr. Buchaman, in the Turkish Candy Kitchen ever since. She was of great disposition, and her many fine qualities, that to all whom she came in contact and many friends will mourn her untimely demise. (White City Register, November 29, 1901)


Seigel Worrell, youngest son of Uncle Dow Worrell, died at his residence four miles south of town (White City), at 3:00 Wednesday afternoon. He has been suffering 10 days for an internal injury received a few years ago. Since sustaining the injury, he has been at different times, laid up for a few days at a time. His last illness was caused by too heavy work. He was buried at the Burton Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Rev. E. Johnson of Parkerville, conducted the funeral service. (White City Register, August 1, 1890)

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