SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS
Sam Allen, 1334 N. Madison, died Sunday in a Topeka hospital. He was 80.
He was born April 10, 1885 at Grantville, and had lived his entire life in the Grantville and Topeka communities.
He attended the Little Brown Church here, and was a retired employee of the Santa Fe Shops.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Allen of the home, three sons, Samuel G. Allen, Richland, Harry I. Allen, Grantville and David C. Allen, 1421 N. Central, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Aldridge, Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Georgia Heatherington, of the home, 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson-Eslinger-Duff Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newman, Kan. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Monday, April 12, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Luella Bird, Topekan 45 Years, Dies.
Mrs. Luella A. Bird, 89, 1040 Webster, died Friday in a Topeka hosptial after a short illness.
She was born March 6, 1876 at Wingate, Ind., and had lived in Topeka 43 years.
Her husband, the Rev. H. F. Bird, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Theodore Bird, of the home, John M. Bird, 616 High and Paul F. Bird, Kansas City, Kan., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Hack-McMichael Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Saturday, April 17, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Timothy Boos, 12, 218 Wilson, a 6th grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School, died Sunday evening in a Topeka hospital following a long illness.
Timothy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Boos, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He is survived by his parents, of the home; six brothers, Eddie Joe, Mike, Gray, Clemens, Raymond and Larry, and four sisters, Pamela, Annette, Maryann, Amelia, all of the home; his grandparents, Clemens A. Boos, 1803 Seweard and Edward Stein, Valley Falls.
Brennan Funeral Home will announce arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Monday, April 12, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Death Claims Former Barber
C. A. Brewington, Resident Here Several Years, a Pneumonia Victim
C. A. Brewington, 52, for a number of years a resident of Liberal, passed away in a hospital in Los Angeles, California yesterday, according to word received by relatives. Mr. Brewington had been ill only a few days, ahvaing been taken to the hospital Thursday with penumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewington lived here for about ten years before going to California six years ago. he was a barber in both the Tom Horton and the L. C. chamberlain shops during their residence in Liberal and had been following his trade in California.
He leaves his wife, two sons and three daughters, Raymond Brewington, and Mrs. Berton Dubois of Liberal; C. W. Brewington and Mrs. George Gallaway, Los Angeles, Mrs. George Welch, Hutchinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brewington and daughter Jane and Mrs. Berton Dubois and two children, Maxine and Berton L. left this morning for Los Angeles to attend the funeral. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, April 3, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mrs. C. A. Brown Died In Chicago Recently.
Mrs. C.A. BROWN, who resided in Liberal a number of years ago when her husband was manager of the Star Grocery Co., died March 11 in Chicago, according to word received b Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Mahoney. Funeral services were held Sunday and burial was made beside her husband, who died about four years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown had one daughter, Blanche, who later married Ted Richter. Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved from Liberal to Hugo, Okla., some thirty years ago, and then in their later years went to Chicago to make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Richter and daughter, Patricia. Mrs. Richter passed away about five years ago and Mrs. Brown continued to make her home with Mr. Richter and Patricia at 4900 Marine Drive, Chicago.
Mrs. Brown was taken ill about a month ago, according to the letter received from Mr. Richter, by Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Attending Funeral of his Grandfather
Oliver S. Brown and family will go to Mullinville to attend the funeral of Mr. Brown's grandfather, H. J. Brown.
Mr. Brown who as past 90 years of age, was an old time resident of Kiowa county.
His death occurred Thursday evening. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, August 18, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mrs. Joe Bryson Dies Sunday Night
Homesteaded in Beaver County; Had Lived in Liberal Since 1918
Miss Minnie Bryson, 74, a resident of Liberal sine 1918, passed away at a local hospital at 11:10 o'clock Sunday night. Death came after an illness of six months, although she had been critically ill only about two weeks.
Mrs. Bryson would have been 75 years old August 3. Her husband, Joe Bryson, passed away several years ago.
She came to Oklahoma in 1888 and in 1893 married Joe Bryson. They homesteaded in Beaver county, where they lived until 1918 when they moved to Liberal.
Mrs. Bryson has no living brothers or sisters, the only surviving relatives being a cousin, Mrs. Norman Griffith who is coming here from Caney, Kansas for the funeral, and two second cousins, Mrs. Oliver Fuller who came here Sunday night from Winfield, with Mr. Fuller and Mrs. Eva Fritz who is here from Arkansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Campbell-Buckley chapel, conducted by Rev. Harold Dureya of the Christian Church, Liberal. Burial will be in the Liberal cemetery beside the body of Mr. Bryson. The Campbell-Buckley Funeral Home will have charge. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, July 1, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Death of Mrs. Frank Burnett
Word was received here Saturday of the death of Mrs. Frank Burnett of Mullinville, mother of M. e. Burnett of this city. Mrs. Burnett had apparently been in good health and her death was a sudden shock to the community.
Funeral services were held at the Mullinville United Brethren church Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Mullinville cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Simonson and Donald and Mr. and Mrs. Miller Brown and family of Kismet attended the services. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, July 17, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Opal Marie Cawley, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cawley, died Monday afternoon, November 11, 1929 from pneumonia which followed whooping cough. Everything that could possibly be done for the little one failed to overcome the severe attacks and the little life went out to meet its Creator Monday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the United Brethren church and interment was in the Kismet Cemetery. The Miller Mortuary was in charge.
The sympathy of everyone in the community is extended Mr. and Mrs. Cawley in their sorrow. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, NOvember 14, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Called To Nebraska By Death of Father Today.
Mr. and Mrs. Freddie JONES and family, who live on the Raymond Boles farm, southwest of Liberal, left this morning for North Platte, Neb., on receipt of the word of the death of Mrs. Jones' father, William Chessmore, age eighty, which occurred in a North Platte hospital early this morning. Mrs. Chessmore had been in failing health for some time. The Jones family plans to return home some time next week. (The Southwest Daily Times, Saturday, January 23, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Elma J. Cole Dead at 77; Rites Pending
Mrs. Elma J. Cole, 77, died Sunday at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wayne C. Cole, 5025 W. 22nd St., Park, where she had been visiting.
Mrs. Elma Cole had been a resident of the Masonic Home, Wichita, since August 1964. She formerly lived at 818 Polk here.
She was born Oct. 4, 1887 at Greeley County, Neb. She moved to Topeka in 1898 with her parents. She was employed during World War II at the North American Aircraft Corp., Kansas City, and later at the old Winter VA Hospital here. She retired in 1952.
Mrs. Cole was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Beulah Capter, OES, serving as past matron. She also was a member of the Electra Club, OES.
Survivors include two sons, Don E. Cole, Garden Grove, Calif., and Gerald E. Cole, Westminister, Md.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchidlren.
Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary will announce arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Monday, April 12, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Infant Daughter of Moscow Couple Dies
Judity Kay Curtis, three day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Curtis of Moscow, died in a local hospital Saturday evening, Judity Kay was born Thursday morning, January 16, and at first apparently was a healthy baby, but later in the day her breathing was not natural.
She was brought to the hospital here where everything possible was done to save her life.
Funeral services are being held at Moscow at 2 o'clock this afternoon and interment is being made in the Moscow cemetery in charge of the Miller Mortuary.
The baby is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Curtis. (The Southwestern Daily Times, Monday, February 20, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Funeral services for William A. Davis, 62, who died Saturday evening, will be at 2:30 Tuesday in the Kismet EUB church. He died in the Meade county hospital after having been in poor health for several years.
He came to Meade county in 1920 from Missouri to a farm south of Plains and farmed in Meade and Seward counties until 1949, when he retired because of ill health and moved to Kismet.
Survivors include his wife of the home, two daughters, Mrs. James Baker of Liberal and Miss Marie Davis, Kismet; a son, W.E. Davis, Kismet; two brothers, Chester E. Davis, Hume, Mo., Charles C. Davis of Hutchinson, and a sister, Mrs. E.E. Fanestil, Emporia.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of final rites. The casket will not be opened after the service. Burial will be in Plains cemetery with Miller Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, January 25, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Ora Denner Dead at 75.
Oskaloosa.--Mrs. Ora Z. Denner, 75, Ozawkie, died Saturday at the home of a sister at 612 Polk, Topeka.
Mrs. Denner had been in ill health for a number of years. She was born Dec. 30, 1889 at Ozawkie.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Denner, Aurora, Colo., and Gerald Denner, Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Frendle, Wichita, Mrs. Jean Fieger, 3715 Wilder Road, Topeka, and Mrs. Lois Sherman, Perry; and two sisters, Mrs. LaVera Johnson, 612 Polk, Topeka, and Mrs. Lucy Marker, Saugus, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Ozawkie, with burial in the Ozawkie Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Sunday, April 11, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mrs. May Downing Dies In Olathe.
Mrs. May Downing, 71, widow of Alvin W. Downing, died last yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter in Olathe. Mrs. Downing had been seriously ill the past five months.
Mr. and Mrs. Downing came to Seward county in 1912 from Kansas City, Mo., and farmed in northern Seward county until Mrs. Downing's healthy failed in 1939, when they moved to Liberal. Mr. Dowing died in 1946 and since his death Mrs. Downing has made her home with her daughter.
She was a member of Golden Plains Baptist Church,
the Golden Plains Ladies Aid and the Golden Hour club.
Wendell Miller of the Miller Mortuary and her son left for Olathe yesterday eveing to return the remains to Liberal for funeral services and burial. (The Southwestern Daily Times, Friday, February 26, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mrs. Hattie c. Dufield, a residnet of this community the past fifteen years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. B. Martin, last Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Funeral servcies were held at the United Brethren church Friday afternoon and interment was at Wichita, Saturday, (The Kismet Klipper, Thrusday, September 5, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Holton - Arthur Edward Ellis, 85, Holton, died a the Holton hospital Monday morning.
He was born in Chautauqua County, Feb. 20, 1880. He was a photographer for many years and was publisher of a newspaper in Seneca. He then lived in Larkinburg community on a farm, retiring in Holton in 1948.
He was a member of the Seneca Congregational Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna of the home, two daughters, Mildred Ellis of the home, and Mrs. Fern Gibson, Larkinburg, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton with burial in the Holton Cemetery. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Tuesday, April 13, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Joseph Ellis, 94, 1100 E. 8th, died Tuesday at a Topeka hospital.
He was born Oct. 30, 1870 at Hannibal, Mo., and had lived in Topeka more than 40 years.
His wife, Mrs. Clara Mae Ellis, died September 8, 1959.
A stepson, Eddie Lee Veasey, Topeka, survives.
Bowser-Frey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Wednesday, March 31, 1955, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Early Resident of Valley Falls is Dead at 85.
Valley Falls - Mrs. Bessie Emmerich, 85, Valley Falls, died Friday in a Winchester hospital.
She was born Aug. 15, 1879 at Kendall, Ind., and moved to Kansas with her parents and settledin the Huron community. She lived in Northeast Kansas the past 65 years.
She was married to John Joseph Emmerich, Nov. 26, 1895. He died in November 1937.
Survivos include two sons, Martin J. Emmerich, Mountain View, Mo., and David E. Emmerich of the home, six daughters, Frances Emmerich, Julia Emmerich, Clara Emmerich, Bessiemae Emmerich and Mabel Emmerich, all of the home; a sister, Mrs. Emma Griffin, Kansas City, Kan., one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Valley Falls with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Leavenworth. Mrs. Emmerich will lie at her home after 10 a.m. today. Rosary will be recited at the Emmerich home at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hagge Funeral Home at Valley Falls is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Saturday, April 24, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
McLouth - Services for Mrs. Rose Fidler, 87, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of McLouth, will be Wednesday at McLouth Baptist Church with burial in the McLouth Cemetery.
Mrs. Fidler died Thursday in a nursing home at Bell Flower, Calif.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Blakely, LaGuna, Calif.
Bradford Funeral Home, McLouth is in charge of arrnagments. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Monday, April 19, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mother of Two Liberal Ladies Died Today.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, 214 West Second, are leaving today for Walton, Kans., on receipt of word of the passing of Mrs. Smith's mother, Mrs. Joe Flickner, this morning. Mrs. Flickner has been seriously ill for some time and Mrs. Smith has been at her bedside from time to time.
There at the time of her passing was another daughter, Mrs. John Siemens of east Liberal. Mr. Siemens and their twin sons, will go to Walton Sunday for funeral services. Mrs. Flickner has visited here a number of times. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, April 2, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Clifford W. Green, age 45, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Green in Kismet, Tuesday, morning, January 8, 1929. Funeral services were conducted at the church is Kismet Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. C. E. Koontz and interment was made in the Kismet cemetery. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, January 17, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Death Claims Aged Resident
Mrs. Alice Haddon Succumbs to Long Illness at Home
Near Plains, Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Plains, but the date has not yet benn set, awaiting word from a son who lives in Connecticut. Interment will be made beside her husband in the Plains cemetery. The Miller Mortuary being in charge.
Mrs. Haddon has been a resident of the Plains community for the past 14 years, coming there from Eastern Kansas. Her husband, Joe Haddon, passed away in 1927. Mrs. Haddon was a member of the Plains Methodist church.
She is survived by six sons, two of whom are well known farmers in the Plains area, and one daughter. They are: Clarence Haddon, Longton, Kansas; Earl Haddon of Plains; John Haddon, of Cedar Ridge, Colorado; Ray Haddon, of New Haven, Connecticutt; Dewey Haddon, Ellinwood; Oscar Haddon of Plains and Mrs. James Wison, Hudson. (The Southwest Daily Times, Monday, July 1, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Elwood Robinson, who was called here by the illness and death of Mrs. Robinson's father, R. L. Hall, returned to Stafford Tuesday. Mrs. Robinson and children are remaining until Sunday, when Mr. Robinson will return with them. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)
B. D. Haller, Harveyville, Dead at 91.
Burlinghame - Services for Benjamine D. Haller, 91, Harveyville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harveyville Methodist Church with burial in Burlingame Cemetery. He died Sunday in a Topeka rest home.
He was born June 8, 1873, near Burlinghame and had lived his entire life in the Burlingame and Harveyville communities. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Burlingame Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
Mr. Haller also served as Osage County Commissioner for 12 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Smith, Salina, three sons, Joe Haller, Burlingame, Frank Haller, Harveyville, and Howard Haller, 1624 Webster, Topeka, two sisters, Mrs. Sue Walker, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Martha Harkness, 921 Wayne, Topeka, six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Tuesday, April 13, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Word was received here Sunday of the death of Mr. W. A. Handy of Chase, Kansas. Mr. Handy was 83 years of age. He was a brother of L. Handy of Kismet and George Handy of Plains. Mr. Handy had recently visited his brothers here and was in good health for a man of his age. He ws taken suddenly ill last week and passed away Sunday morning. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, November 20, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Mrs. Mary C. Hanlin, 78, died early this morning at her home, 621 West Second, following a brief illness. She had been a resident of this city about 46 years.
Mrs. Hanlin came west from Ohio in 1888 with her mother, the late Mrs. Nancy Ashcraft, to settle in Beaver County, Okla. where Mrs. Ashcraft taught pioneer schools at Clear Lake, Boyd and Kokomo. In 1893, they moved to liberal in order that Mrs. Hanlin might receive further education at the old Lincoln school. She finished her education at Raton, N. M., and then moved back to Beaver county, then part of "No Man's Land," where she made final proof on a homestead in 1901.
In August 1903, Mrs. Hanlin and her mother went to Ohio to visit relatives. While there she met and married Parry F. Hanlin. In 1908 they returned to Liberal which ahd been her home since Mr. Hanlin died in 1929.
Mrs. Hanlin was a member of the Methodist Church and active in its work as long as her health permitted. She was a president of the Ladies Aid now the WSCS. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge and No Man's Land Pioneer association and had been a member of the Sunnyside Homemakers Club for 35 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Brewington; a son, Dick Hanlin; two granddaughters and one great-grandson, all of Liberal.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church by Dr. L.R. Templin. Burial will be in the Liberal cemetery. Miller Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, January 28, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Killed in An Auto Wreck
Death Takes Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hess, Former Residents of Kismet
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hess will be grieved to learn of their death which occurred in Arizona as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Hess died last Thursday and Mr. Hess on Friday. The funeral was held in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday of this week.
The Hess family lived in Kismet serveral years, Mr. Hess coming here in 1915, and organizing the Kismet State Bank. Later he organized the Kismet Milling and Elevator company. He was the first editor of the Kismet Klipper.
The familiy left here a few years ago, first moving to Colorado and later to Arizona. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, May 30, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Thomas Holyoke, Ex-Druggist Dies
Thomas S. Holyoke, 83, 2015 E. 10th, died Wednesday at a Topeka nursing home.
He was born June 29, 1881, at Grinnell, Iowa, and had lived in Topeka since 1916. He was a retired druggist. he was a vetran of World War I and was a member of Capital Post No. 1 of the American Legion.
His wife, Mrs. Zula Ruth Holyoke, died Dec. 27, 1947.
Survivors include a son, William Holyoke, 920 Gage, a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Rodgers, 3302 E. 29th, and a granddaughter.
Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Thursday, April 8, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Harry Leach Dies; Services at Holton.
Holton.--Harry Sanford Leach, 85, Route 1, Holton, died Tuesday at his home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1880 at Danville, Ill., and moved from Danville to Holton in 1946. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jennie Leach, at home; four sons, John Leach, Hayward, Calif., Van Leach, Las Vegas, Nev., William Leach, 126 W. Highway 24, in Topeka, and Hershel Leach, Holton; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Engle, Deer Lodge, Mont., Mrs. Martha Cooksey, Carleton, Neb., and Mrs. Mabel Hatfield, Redwood City, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home at Holton. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery west of Holton. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Wednesday, April 14, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Injury Fatal to Aged Woman
Mrs. Julia Meredith, Meade, to be Laid to Rest Here on Thursday, 4:30
Mrs. Julia Etta Meredith, age 80, a former Liberal resident, who has been living 16 miles south of Meade, passed away Sunday night at a hospital in Dodge City, following a week's illness. Mrs. Meredith fell on a hoe and injured her arm a week ago. Tetanus developed and she was taken to the hospital Saturday night.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Nazarene church in Meade Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment will be made beside her husband in the Liberal cemetery at 4:30 Thursday afternoon. The Miller Mortuary is in charge.
Mrs. Meredith came to this section of the Southwest in 1909 from Illinois, she and her husband, James Meredith, farming in the LIberal and the Turpin and Hooker, Oklhaoma communities until 1924 when they moved to Meade county. Mr. Meredith passed away in 1925.
Mrs. Merideth is survived by four children: Wilber Meredith of South of Meade; Guy Meredith of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mrs. H. L. Ellege of Meade and Mrs. W. E. Northrup of Pratt. (Note: Typed as printed in newspaper) (The Southwest Daily Times, Tuesday, July 16, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Nurse Died at the Murphy Home Sunday
Mrs. A. C. Miller, who had been nursing F. H. Murphy, was stricken suddenly Saturday about 4 o'clock with hemorrhage of the brain and did not regain consciousness and passed away about 1 o'clock the next morning.
Mrs. Miller was about 60 years of age and her home was in Greensburg. She had been assisting Mrs. Murphy for the past three months.
Mr. Miller, son and wife, arrived from Greensburg about one hour before the wife and mother passed away.
All of them stated that Mrs. Miller had never complained of any sickness and so far as they knew had never had a serious illness. (Meade Globe News) (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, January 30, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie A. Murphy were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Miller Chapel by Rev. Willard Roberts, minister of the Christian church. Mrs. Leonard Ellis and Mrs. Richard Taylor sang two hymns, accompanied by Mrs. C.B. Pedigo.
Burial followed in the local cemetery. Pallbearers were Willard Downing, Richard Sloan, Forrest Pelton, Lloyd Hill, Lloy Marteney and Bernard Barr. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, February 11, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Ozawkie - Walter Nesbitt, a resident of the Ozawkie community most of his life, died early Sunday in a Winchester hospital. He was 71.
A retired heavy machinery construction operator, Mr. Nesbitt was born Sept. 10, 1893 in Ozawkie.
Survivors include his son, Ronald Nesbitt, Valley Falls, and three daughters, Mrs. Helen Welborn, Independence, Mo., Mrs. Velda Barron, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Dorothy Merideth, Holton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ozawkie Cemetery.
Hampton Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Monday, April 19, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Josephine Owens of Lawrence Dies
Overbrook - Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Methodist Church eight miles east of here for Mrs. Josephine Fisher Owens, 86, Lawrence who died Wednesday at a Lawrence nursing home.
She was born Aug. 27, 1878 in southwest Douglas County and lived in Lawrence 14 years.
Survivors include three sons, Harold Fisher, Lawrence Fred Fisher, Kansas City, Mo., and Claude Fisher, Colorado Springs, two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Allen, Larence and Mrs. Ruth Jones, Seth Owens, Iola, Wayne Owens, Lawrence, Mrs. Lila Fink, Alma Mich., and Mrs. Hope Young, Sarasota, Fla., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Hyland-Union Cemetery in southwest Douglas County.
Baker Funeral Home at Overbrook is in charge of arrangements. (The Topeka Daily Capital, Friday, April 9, 1965, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Death Claims ulysses Man
Robert Page Passed Away in Local Hospital Following Operation
Robert Page, 64, of Ulysses, passed away at a local hospital Friday noon. Mr. Page had been critically ill following an operation which he had undergone here about a week before.
The remains were taken to Ulysses by the Miller Mortuary Friday evening. Interment is being made there today in charge of the Phillip Mortuary of Ulysses. (The Southwest Daily Times, Sunday, February 26, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Retired State Employee Dies; Rites Monday
Robert Schenck, 935 Forest, died Friday afternoon at his home afte a long illness. He was 53.
He was born March 6, 1912, at Tonganoxie, and lived in Topeka, 22 years. He was employed by the Kansas Highway Dept. until retiring because of ill health.
Mr. Schenck was a member of Oakland Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice and a daughter, nancy Schenck both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. e. Schenck, Tonganoxie, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Murr and a brother, Kenneth Schenck, both of McLouth.
SHORE, FLORA MELVINA ELLIS
Flora Melvina Ellis was born in Parkersburg, Iowa, March 6, 1877. She departed from this liefe at Liberal, Kansas, November 29, 1929.
When a child she moved with her parents to Meade county where she grew to womanhood.
She was married to Chas. W. Shore of Arkalon, Kansas, July 26, 1899.
To this happy union two children were born, the oldest having died in infancy and Fred Shore who is now engaged in business at Big Bow, Kansas. For several years Mrs. Shore has made her home in Plains, kansas, during which time she has been active in the work of the Eastern Star.
She leaves to mourn her deaprture, Chas. W. Shore, her husband and son, Fred Shore, and wife and granddaughters, three sisters, Mrs. Lattie Downey, wheaton, Minnesota, Nellia A., Hamill of Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, S. Damia Aker of Liberal, Kansas, four brothers, Jay H. Ellis, Meade, Kansas, N. M., Ellis, Dodge City, Kansas, Wm. C. Ellis, Hutchison, Kansas, Eber E. Ellis, Meade, Kansas, and other relatives and many friends. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, December 12, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Funeral Saturday for L. C. Smith
Boyd, Okla.--Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Beaver Methodist church for L.C. Smith, 79, homesteader here in 1905 who died in Albuquerque, N.M., this week. He would have been 80 years old in April. Mr. Smith was born April 21, 1875, in Indiana.
Masons will have charge of the last rites and burial Saturday in the Balko cemetery.
The deceased and Mrs. Smith had moved to Albuquerque for his health about 30 years ago. His wife, Rosa, died in 1949.
Survivors include two stepsons, and their five children. The stepsons are Joe Fogleman of Farmington, N.M., and Lovan Fogleman of Albuquerque. (The Southwestern Daily Times, Friday, January 29, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
A son was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Smith, but only lived a short time. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 and burial made at the Kismet cemetery. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, April 4, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Moscow Infant Dies.
Sandra Kay Smith, three-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith of Moscow, died at Epworth hospital early his morning following admittance here last night.
Survivors besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Smith of Southwest City, Mo., and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Seabolt of Moscow in addition to a brother, Jimmy, age two years.
Funeral services under direction of Campbell funeral home will probably be held Monday afternoon in Moscow. Interment will be at the Moscow cemetery. (The Southwest Daily Times, Saturday, March 6, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Bonnie Marie Stoll, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stoll, died at birth Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Graber, in Liberal. Short funeral services were held at the Graber home Saturday afternoon and interment was made at the Kismet Cemetery. The Miller Mortuary was in charge. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, November 20, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Alvin Eugene Thompson, the three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson, died at the Liberal hospital early last Friday morning. The baby had been ill for the past three weeks and was taken to the hospital Thursday night.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Kismet United Brethren Church with Rev. Bessie Koontz in charge. Burial was in the Kismet cemetery.
Alvin Eugene Thompson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson was born April 4, 1929, and was called back to the God who gave him July 19, 1929, being at the time of his death only 3 months and 15 days.
The little fellow had been suffering about two
weeks with erysipelas, but it was hoped and thought he was getting better until he took a change for the worse
Thursday evening. He was taken to the hospital and all that could be done was done for him but to no avail.
Card of Thanks
We wish to take this opportunity of thanking our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the illness and death of our little son, Alvin Eugene.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson and family. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, July 25, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson, Monday, July 28, but only lived a short time. Interment was made in the Kismet cemetery Monday afternoon. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, July 31, 1930, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Heart Attack Proves Fatal
John W. Timberlake, Retired Farmer, Dies at Home
in Plains Today.
The time for the funeral has not been set, awaiting word from relatives in Missouri. The Miller Mortuary of this city is in charge.
Mr. Timberlake and family moved to Plains in 1916 form Stratford, Texas, and farmed there until ten years ago when they moved to Plains. Mr. Timberlake was a member of the Christian church at Plains and had been an officer in the church for several years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge at Plains.
Surviving him are his wife and one son, Roy Timberlake of Dalhart, Texas. (The Southwest Daily Times, Friday, July 5, 1940, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Funeral Friday for W.H. Vail, 89
W.H. VAIL, 89, a retired rancher and farmer in Plains, died here in Epworth hospital last night following a lingering, two-year illness. He had been confined to the hospital the past two weeks.
Vail, born Nov. 21, 1864 in Allen county, had resided in the Plains vicinity since 1929. He was a member of the Plains Methodist church where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Plains cemetery.
Survivors besides his wife, include two grandchildren, Mrs. Marvin Reece, of Plains, and Russell Scott of Burlington, Colo., and five great-grandchildren. A daugher, Mrs. Tom Scott, preceded her father in death three years ago. (The Southwest Daily Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1954, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Chola Claudine Clark was born near Conway Springs, Kansas, May 31, 1890, and died in the Wesley Hospital at Wichita, Kansas, February 22, 1929 at age 38 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Her school life was spent near Conway Springs, from which high school she graduated at the age of 17 years. After teaching school near there, she was married to Munford Wamsley, August 17, 1909. To this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy. A the age of 18 years, she was converted and baptised into the Christian church and as long as she lived near that place always did her part toward carrying out her Christian faith and aiding in church duties. About eight years ago they moved to Western Kansas about eleven miles northwest of Plains.
Mrs. Wamsley was a true lover of home life, and vitally interested in anything relative to her home. Although she had a great deal of illness herself, she was always solicitious and thoughtful for the comfort and welfare of others, and was so appreciative of anything done for her comfort.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, W. T. Wamsley, her son, Max, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Clark of Valley Center, Kansas, four brothers, O. E. Clark and W. V. Clark of Wichita, Kansas, Leon Clark of Butte, Montana and Averil B. Clark of Marshall, Oklahoma. (The Kismet Klipper, Thursday, March 7, 1929, transcribed by Jim Laird)
Resident Here 24 Years Dies
Services for Mrs. Mabel Wyer WIll Be Held Friday at 2:30
Mrs. Mabel E. Wyer, age 49, widow of Chas. W. Wyer, passed away Wednesday night at her home at 914 North Pershing avenue, following an illness extending over a period of two years.
Funeral services will be held at the Friends church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon being in charge of Rev. S. C. Ritchart, pastor of the Church of God, of which Mr. Wyer was a member and he will be assisted by Rev. Elma Albertson, Friends minister.
Interment will be made beside her husband in the Liberal cemetery, the Miller Mortuary being in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyer came to Liberal in 1915 from eastern Kansas. Mr. Wyer passed away here in 1936. One daughter survives, Mrs. Don Still of Liberal. (The Southwest Daily Times, Thursday, March 16, 1939, transcribed by Jim Laird)