Reading, Dist. 81

The Linsey family held a reunion at the Henry Linsey home Sunday. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Amos K. Linsey, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Jennings, and children, of Stanberry, Mo.; Mrs. Cecil Kramer, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Calkins and children of Olivet; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Linsey and children of Lebo; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Galutia and Mrs. Lillie Linsey, of Barclay, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans and son, Amos, of Reading. (The Journal Free Press, Wednesday, September 6, 1944, transcribed by Jim Laird)


The seventh annual reunion of the descendants of the John Jacob Nicolay family was held at Gage Park in Topeka, Sunday, August 26. About 65 members were present and a most enjoyable time was held by all present.

Letters were read from Chester Snyder of Fresno, Calif., also Mrs. Helen Bebb of Seattle, Wash., which were very much appreciated. The fact that Aunt Josie Supple of Michigan Valley, Kans., the only living direct descendant, being in the Stormont hospital, Topeka, and a depressing effect, altho her condition is not serious and expects to return home in a day or two.

Of the thirty-eight members of the family in the armed forces, only one, Millard Edwin Supple, has made the supreme sacrifice for our country. Aunt Barbara Nicolay of Detroit, Mich., was the oldest member present and Stephen Lloyd Ryan of Osage City being the youngest. Ernest Nicolay of Detroit, Mich., arrived overland in time for the meeting.

They adjounred to meet at Gage Park in 1946. (The Journal Free Press, Wednesday, August 29, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


Those who attended the Smith family reunion at the W. L. Smith home at Miller Sunday were:

Grover Smith of Hutchinson, Mrs. Ollie Smith of Topeka, carol Smith and family of Harveyville, Pvt. Cleo Smith of Fort Riley, Mrs. Lucile Hedline and two children of Kansas City, Pvt. Durward Smith who recently returned from overseas, Clifford Holmberg and family, Ira Smith and family, W. L. and Milton Smith. (The Journal Free Press, Wednesday, August 15, 1945, transcribed by Jim Laird)


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