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Name of Deceased: Elleah (Webber) Schmitz
Newspaper: Sedan Times-Star (Sedan, KS)
Date: Nov 26, 1970
Submitted by: a friend of GT

Obit: Schmitz Rites Held Wednesday Mrs. Ralph Hanes received word Sunday evening of the sudden and unexpected death of her sister, Mrs. Carl Schmitz, at her home in Lamar, Mo. Mrs. Schmitz had recently been hospitalized for treatment of a heart condition but had been released from the hospital and had appeared to be in satisfactory condition. Funeral services were held in Lamar Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes drove to Lamar Sunday night to be with the family.
Mrs. Schmitz, the former Elleah Webber and daughter of the late Carl Webber and Mrs. Edna McCleary, graduated from the Sedan high school. Survivors included her husband and mother of Lamar, two daughters, one son, and three grandchildren.

Name of Deceased: Dennis Springer
County Name: Barton County State: MO
Newspaper: Lamar Democrat Date: Apr 26, 1917
Submitters Name: Laurits B. Thurston
Obit: Lamar Democrat - April 26, 1917
 Dennis Springer was born in McCoupin County, Illinois, November 1829. He grew up in McCoupin, and in the early fifties married Miss Bryant. Six children were born from this marriage. Mrs. Springer died long ago. Five of these sons and daughters survive their father. They are Louis Springer, of Leroy Township, W. D. Springer of Moundville, J. B. Springer of Larped, Kansas, Mrs Andrew McMahan, of Liberal and Mrs. Henry Speer of Sapulpa.
 Mrs. Springer died in 1862. Shortly after this, Mr. Springer joined a regiment of Illinois volunteers and served through the war. He entered the army a private and came out a second lieutenant.
 About a year after he returned from the war to his home in McCoupin County, Mr. Springer married miss Julia White, who, with eight children, survives him. They are Jos. R. Springer of Lamar; C. D. Springer of Richards; E. C. Springer of Lawrence, Kansas; John Springer of Hannon; Mrs. Rosa Tracy of Nevada; Mrs. Marble Hemmenway of Colorado Springs; Mrs. Mattie Lewis of Putman, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Wilbur Thomas of Vernon County.
 In 1868, Mr. Springer left Central Illinois, and came to Southwest Missouri. He first settled in Dade County, but in 1869, moved to Barton County and settled in Leroy Township.
 Mr. Springer was eleceted Sheriff of Barton County in 1876 and again in 1880. Six years later he was elected again.
 Mr. Springer was one of the eleven county officers whose names were inscribed upon the cornerstone of the Courthouse in 1888. They were A. C. Marrow, A. Gilmartin and Simeon Isenhower of the Couty Court. H.C. Timonds, Representative; W. L. Mack, Circuit Clerk; W. A. Leach, Treasurer; A. C. Burnett, Prosecuting Attorney; Dennis Springer, Sheriff; Wm. Dye, Recorder; John E. Rundell, County Clerk; and Marion Dale, Probate Judge. This was Twenty-nine years ago. If we are correctly informed, since Mr. Springer's death, Judge Gilmartin and Isenhower, A. C. Burnett are the only ones of the eleven who survive.
 In 1912, Mr. Springer left his farm, where he had resided for more than forty years, and moved to Liberal. Up to about a year ago, his health wa good and he got about like a much younger man. But in recent months, he has suggered from a recurrence of dysnetery, which he contracted while serving in the army. This sapped his vitality, and undoubtly was the immediate cause of his death.
 Mr. Springer was a member of the local Knights Templars, also Odd Fellows, boh orders officially attended his funeral. The masons, with Dr. Alice as Chaplain, officiated at the grave. The funeral was held in the church at Hannon at 1:30, Tuesday afternoon. From there the remains were escorted by procession of automobiles two miles long to the cemetery at Barton City. The funeral was preached by Rec. McFarland, of Liberal, a life long friend of the family.


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