SANDPOINT, Idaho, June 19, (Special) - Services for Charles E. Frazier, 56, who died Wednesday at his home on Gold Creek, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Grouse creek. He had been a farmer in the Gold Creek district 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lenora; a daughter, Mrs. Fern Coleman, Sandpoint; three sons, Charles and Edwin Samuels; Ivan, Brownsville, Ore., and a brother at Kincade, Kan. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Tina Easter Hawley, wife of Charlie Rawley, was born in Phillips County, Kansas April 7th 1901 and died January 20th, 1928 at the age of 26 years, 9 months and 12 days. At the early age of one year her parents moved to Hale, Colorado and at the age of ten years to the vicinity of Burlington. Here she lived the greater part of her life. Seven years ago the fifth of last October she was united in marriage to Charley Hawley. Seldom have two lives been blended in a brighter and happier companionship. Each seemed to just need the life of the other for perfect joy and happy companionship.

A few weeks ago there came a sudden illness from which all believed Tina was steadily recovering when a few days ago there came a relapse which soon fortold that the end was near.

Her life was humble, sincere and calmly devoted to her home and her husband. He was cheerfully optomistic always seeing the bright and hopeful side and offering a word of cheer and hope for everyone.

But the Divine ways are past finding out. Almost while friends and loved ones were most hopeful the end came. The days of suffering were over. At last came peace and rest.

She leaves a sincerely consecrated and devoted husband, father, mother, three brothers, three sisters and a large circle of associates and friends.


It is not death to die -

To leave this weary road,

And, 'mid the brotherhood on high,

To be at home with God.

It is not death to close,

The eye long dimmed by tears,

And wake in glorious repose

To spend eternal years.

It is not death to bear

The wrench that sets us free.

From dungeon chain, to breathe the air,

Of boundless liberty.

It is not death to to fling,

Aside this sinful duet.

And rise on strong, exulting wing,

To live among life just.

Jesus, thou Prince of Life,

Thy chosen cannot die!

Like thee they conquer in the strife

To reign with thee on high.

(Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Lewis Newell Taken by Death

Last Rites for Smith Center Resident Held here Yesterday

The funeral of Lewis Newell, a resident of this city, was held yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, from the Presbyterian church. The pastor, Rev. Ira N. Faurot, conducted the services and burial was made in Fairview Cemetery.

Lewis B. Newell, son of Ephrien and Lucinda Newell, was born at Harvard, Ill., September 30, 1875, and died at his home in Smith Center, July 7, 1947, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 7 days. he had been in failing health for two years and though his death came suddenly, the family had often been warned that his passing might be any time.

He came to Phillips county, Kansas in 1884, with his parents and lived on a farm 15 miles north of Agra. On April 4, 1900, he was united in marriage to Effa Smith and they lived on a farm in that neighborhood until 1921. To this union eight children were born, of whom six survive, with his wife. Floyd died in 1935, while a student in the Smith Center high school and Mrs. Elsie Day in 1944. Those who survive are Helen Gaines of Agra, Orson Newell of Beatrice, Nebr., Alice Leland of Blue Springs, Nebr., Eldon Newell of Yakima, Wash., Pearl Marsh of Minden, Nebr. and Hazel lammey of Caldwell, Idaho. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Wilson, 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild. One brother, Frank, died in May of this year and a sister, Lulu Reeder in 1912.

In 1921 the family moved near Agra and in 1929 they came to Smith County and lived northwest of town until 1942, when they came to Smith Center where he lived until his death.

His death not only brings sorrow and bereavement to the wife and children but a loss to the many friends who have known him through the years. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


John I. Outhet Died March 11

Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar. 14, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, Wash., for John I. Outhet, who passed away Mar. 11.

Rev. G. Tuttle conducted the service and interment was in the Lower Valley Memorial Garden.

Mr. Outhet lived in Sandpoint for a number of years and also in Wenatchee, Wash., before moving to Sunnyside where he has been engaged as a painint contractor for the past 10 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise Davis, Yakima, his mother, Mrs. Nora Outhet, Sandpoint, two brothers, Jesse of Sandpoint and Gilbert of Sunnyside, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hoppie of Phillipsburg, Kan., Mrs. Bessie Jacober of Burlington, Colo., and Mrs. Elsie Easton of Sunnysie and two grandchildren. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Mary M. Outhet was born at Rulo, Neb., November 21, 1859, and died at the hospital at Beatrice, Neb., June 20, 1916, aged 56 years, 7 months and 30 days.

She came to Marshall county with her parents in 1868, locating on a farm near Oketo, and was a resident of this vicinity continuously until the time of her death. On May 2, 1877, she was united in marriage to Mr. Matthew Kelly. To this union was born nine children, eight boys and one girl, three of her sons preceding her in death. She leaves to mourn her untimely death her husband, Matthew Kelly, five sons and one daughter, who are Mark of Marysville; Charley of Greeley, Colol.; Merritt of DeWitt, Neb.; William and Sidney of Oketo, and Mrs. R. R. Diest of Rockford, Neb.; three sisters, one brother and eleven grandchildren, all of whom were present at the funeral except one sister and three of the grandchildren.

Mrs. Kelly was a good Christian woman ever willing and ready to do all in her power for those in distress. She longed to help them and did help them so far as she was able. The modest, gentle graces of this good woman and her expressions of trust in Christ as her Redeemer, is a legacy which she leaves her sorrowing husband and children.

The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church in this city Friday, June 23, by Rev. J. H. Marsoon and interment was made in the Oketo cemetery.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and after the daeth of our beloved wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Matthew Kelly and family. (Note: Matthew Kelly was born April 1856 in Illinois. Mary M. Outhet was born November 21, 1859 in Rulo, Neb.; and died June 20, 1916 at Beatrice, Neb.) (Oketo Eagle, July 6, 1916, Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Aged Lady Passed Away at Her Home Thursday Night

Mrs. Betsy Smith, long a resident of Phillips county, passed to her great reward quietly last Thursday night at her home here in Agra. The past few years she has been tenderly cared for by her children, and was in the care of her daughter when the end came.

Funeral services were conducted at the Agra Christian Church, two o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. Earl E. Fisher, pastor of the Pentecostal church at Kensington. She was laid to her final rest beside her husband in the Agra cemetery.

Betsy Outhet, daughter of Garbit and Matilda Outhet, was born in Wisconsin, March 5, 1855, and died at her home in Agra, Kansas, June 25, 1936, at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 20 days.

On October 2, 1878 she was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Smith. To this union seven children were born; a son, William and daughter, Minnie, passed on at the age of 13 and 16 years.

They lived at Fairbury, Nebraska, for two years then came to Kansas living in Smith county for a time, then in Phillips county. In 1918 they moved to Agra, where they made their home until her husband's death on July 10, 1929. The last few years she has made her home with her children, excepting the last few months she has been at her home with her daughter, Mary Thomason, where she passed away.

She united with the Christian church early in life.

She leaves to mourn her passing: one sister, Mrs. Kate Hauver; three daughters, Mrs. Effa Newell and Mrs. Eva Hoffman of Smith Center, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary Thomason of Agra; two sons, Clarence of Agra, and Elmer of Oakley, Kansas; twenty grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Elmer Charles, son of Benjamin and Betsy Smith, was born June 13, 1897, on a farm in Crystal township, evelen miles north of Agra, and departed this life at his home at Oakley, Kansas, on October 12, 1937, being at the time of his demise 40 years and four months of age.

In the year of 1907, he with the family moved to Agra, where he made his home until 1935, when he moved to Oakley.

He attended both the grade and Agra high school and always enjoyed the activities of school life. He numbered his friends by his acquaintances. On April 6, 1927, he was united in marriage to Miss Lois Reece of Palmer, Nebraska. They also made their home in Agra. To this union three children were born, Roger Charles and Virginia Rae of the home and one preceeded in death in infancy.

He was a member of the Masonic Order at Remington, and the I O O F Lodge of the home town, and always took an active part in each. His occupation since marriage was conducting an oil truck for eight years, and "giving service with a smile" was his slogan. his work at Oakley the past two eyars was connected with a service station and cabin camp.

Elmer was a kind and loving husband and father and has left many sweet and precious memories for the home and a vacant chair that can never be filled. Those left to mourn his departure are: his wife; two children, Roger and Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Ellie Newell and Mrs. Eva Huffman of Smith Center and Mrs. Mary Thomason of Agra; and a brother Clarence of Yakima Valley, Washington; one aut, Mrs. Katie Hauver of Naponee, Nebraska and a host of cousins and friends. His parents, a brother and sister preceeded him in death. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


James Benjamine Smith was born near Crawfordville, Montgomery County, Indiana, September 10, 1849 and died at his home in Agra, Kansas July 10, 1929 at 79 years and 10 months.

Mr. Smith grew to manhood in Indiana. He then came to Kansas and worked with an uncle constructing a railroad through Kansas. While at this work he became acquainted with Betsy Outhet and they were united in marriage at Beatrice, Nebraska, October 2, 187?. To this union seven children were born. A son and a daughter preceeded the father to the great beyond; Willie dying at the age of 13 in 1899 and Minnie at the age of 16 years and 10 months in 190?. Those surviving the father are his wife and five children, Mrs. Effie Newell, Mrs. Eva Hoffman, Mrs. Mary Thomason, Mr. Clarence Smith and Mr. Elmer Smith all of Agro, also nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He made peace with God at last and was ready to meet his savior.

The children were all at his bedside at the time of his demise, for all that loving hands could do and done for his comfort during the time of his sickness. He was of the earlier day settlers and underwent many of the hardships in those days, but was never failed in the welfare and comfort of his wife and children. He and his family were residents of Phillips County for thirty-four years and of Agra for the past ten years and is widely and favorably known. He will be greatly missed in the home and by the children as a loving and thoughtful father and grandfather and also by neighbors and friends in many ways. Services were held Friday afternoon at the Christian Church and burial was made in the Agra Cemetery.


We take this way of trying to express our thanks to all those who were so kind to us during the sickness and death of our dear father and grandfather. Also for the pretty floral offerings - Mrs. J. B. Smith, children and grandchildren. (Submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Phillips County Post, Phillipsburg, Kansas, Tuesday, July 25, 1916

James F. Tomberlin was born in McDonough County, Illinois, August 4, 1851. He has lived on a farm in Greenwood township, this county for a number of years. He was one of the hard working and successful farmers of Phillips County. The community was greatly surprised at his untimely death. ... Mr. Tomberlin was a good man. He united with the Big Creek Baptist Church in 1887. ... He was married on September 14, 1881, to Miss Alta M. King, who died July 15, 1895. To them were born two children, Nora A, and Archie. On September 3, 1899, he was married to Miss Sleeta Drennon, who survives him. To this union was born one daughter Glennie E. He was a kind and loving husband and father. The funeral service was held at his late residence on July 27, The Rev. J. W. Neyman conducting the services. Interment was made at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Note: James F. Tomberlin was the son of James B. and Clarky (Hays) Tomberlin (Submitted by Sara Hemp)


Lawrence Wade age 11 killed in auto accident shortly after 10 o'clock near Nicholas school house 2 miles south of DeWitt, Nebraska. The boy was killed almost instantly. (submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)

Lawrence Wade was born near Phillipsburg, Kansas, Dec. 12, 1924 and died June 16, 1936, age 11 years 6 months and 4 days.

The boys are survived by their parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Wade. Two brothers and 4 sisters.

Harold was drowned a couple of years before. (submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Nancy Jane Wade, daughter of John B., and Henrietta Wheeler was born near Kindred Hook, Pike County, Illinois, June 26, 1853. When she was four years of age she moved with her parents to Rock Point, Missouri, where she grew to young womanhood. On September 17, 1871 she was united in marriage to Alfred Franklin Wade. To this union five children were born, three of whom preceeded her in death; Sena and Johnny who passed away in early infancy and Mrs. tabitha Bouse, who passed away at Franklin, Nebraska in 1912.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Wade and children moved to DeWitt, Nebraska and in 1887 she was united in marriage to Daniel Warden Foster and to this union was born one daughter.

In 1904 the family again sought a new location coming to Pleasant Green vicinity thirteen miles north west of Kensington. In 1913 she moved to Kensington, where on July 2, 1917, she was stricken with paralysis and since that time has been a helpless invalid until she heeded her Maker's summons and cast away her earthly cares at 9:20 p.m. June 5, 1934, at the advance dage of 80 years, 11 months and 9 days.

The eldest of a family of twelve children, Mrs. Wade knew all the privations and hardships incident in a pioneer life, oft times recalling that the trip from Illiniois to Missouri was made in prairie schooners, one drawn by a yoke of oxen and one by cows.

Early in life she was baptized in to the Christian church and this continued to be her faith until the gates of eternity opened for her.

Mrs. Wade was a good neighbor and friend, ever ready to lend a hand in time of need. Her son, George, has been with her constantly for two weeks ministering to her needs. During the seventeen years of her invalism he has ever tried to alleviate her suffing.

Member of the immediate family left to mourn are: Two sons, James of DeWitt, Nebraska, and George of Agra, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Ella Brant of Stirling, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Mary Helms of Auburn, Nebraska; twenty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The pains of death are past,

Labor and sorrow cease,

A life's long warfare closed at last

Her soul is boudn in peace.

Servant of Christ, well done,

Praise be thy new embloy,

And while eternal ages run,

Rest is thy Savior's joy.

Dearest mother we have laid thee

In the peaceful grave so low,

You will no longer join our number

And no more our sorrows know.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Greene in the Beulah Church Thursday afternoon, June 7th. Interment was made in the Germantown Cemetery.


We sincerely thank the neighbors and friends for every expression of sympathy at the passing of our dear mother and grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. George Wade and family.

Mr. and Mrs. James Wade and family

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brant and family.

(submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)


Willis Wade was born June 20, 1913 in Phillips County, Kansas and died at Buatrice, Neb. June 19, 1936 aged 22 years 11 months and 29 days. In 1931 he came with his parents to DeWitt. (submitted by Linda Outhet Chang)

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