Allen County, Kansas, News Items and other information extracted for these dates:

Allen County, Kansas

News Items and other information extracted for these dates: December 1908 thru September 1912

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Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Tuesday, December 29, 1908 by Gayle Campbell

 Surname Father Date of Birth Mother Place Born Baby Source
Rutledge 29-Dec-1908 Carlyle Male Births from Iola City Hall records 1895-1935

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, January 10, 1909 by Deborah Summers



R. Cunningham, 90 years of age, gives up a busy and useful life. He settled near Leanna in 1870 and is survived by sixty descendants.

Funeral services in memory of Reason Cunningham, a pioneer in this part of Kansas, and the oldest man in Chanute, were held at his late home, 801 North Garfield avenue, this morning and the body was taken to Leanna for burial.

Mr. Cunningham would has been 91 years old the 21st of next month. His death was caused by the infirmities of old age. He had been feeble for a long time, although a week preceding his death he was able to go and spend the day with his daughter.

He had lived in Chanute since a year ago last spring. He was born Feb 21, 1818, and married Miss Susan E. Pruett June 9, 1841. The latter died August 28, 1907. At that time they were the oldest married couple in the county, having been wedded for sixty-seven years.

Mr. Cunningham lived to see his great-great-grand-son, the line of five generations being broken by his death.

He was the father of eleven children. All but one grew to manhood or womanhood, one dying in infancy.

Eight children survive him, six sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. Olive Baker and Mrs. Sarah Dickinson, both of this city; L.N. Cunningham and R.H. Cunningham of Chanute; Elbethel Cunningham of Girard; G.D. Cunningham and M.S. Cunningham of Humboldt; and R.M. Cunningham of Iola.

The family held a re-union at Stewart's lake the first Sunday in Last September, which was attended by sixty persons. At that time Mr. Cunningham's brother, James, of Jester Okla. and his sister, Mrs. Martha Bush of Winfield, Kan. were visiting him, James is 81 years old and Mrs. Bush 78. The three had not been together before for nearly thirty-eight years, and the occasion was a very enjoyable one.

The body was buried beside that of his wife, and their three children.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, October 7, 1910 by Gayle Campbell

Birth Notices in the Iola Register 1895 - 1910
Rutledge Son to Mr. & Mrs. Link of Carlyle; Born 7 Oct 1910

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Saturday, November 25, 1911 by Al2006

reprinted from the Iola Register, Nov. 28, 1911 - from the column headed Laharpe

Mrs. Susan Clark Hodges, age 64 years, 6 months and 10 days, died Saturday evening at 7:45 at the home of her son, Walter Hodges, 404 N. Main street. Mrs. Hodges has been suffering from tuberculosis for a number of years but her condition became serious only a few days before her death. Mrs. Hodges has been living with her son for the past eight years during which time she has accumulated a large number of friends, who extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives. A daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Jurd, and husband, and two sisters of Mrs. Walter Hodges arrived Sundy from Rich Hill for the funeral. The services were held from the house yesterday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. S.L. Chase of the Methodist church. Interment was in the La Harpe cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 16, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19, 1912

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Smith on Monday, September 16, a girl.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 16, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19, 1912

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lehman on Monday, September 16.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 16, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19,1912

Champ Connor Yeager was born in Madison Co., Va., April 3, 1833. He went with his parents to Jefferson County, Ky., when three years old and when twenty years old went to Hendrix County, Inds., where he engaged in farming. There he was married to Miss Anna E. Duncan on November 30, 1854. In 1861 they moved to Shelby Co., Ky., and in 1869 to Allen Co., Kan., living first three miles west of Iola, later three miles northwest of Humboldt and since 19907 in Humboldt.

Mr. Yeager was a success ful farmer always with plenty for his family. He had five children - Jas. L., now of Hepner, Ore., Connor C., who died at the age of 21; Mary E. Trego of Humboldt; Marion, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Whitfield, who died in infancy. Death came, after an illness of eight weeks, the morning of September 16, 1912.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at 2:30 Tuesday, Rev. McKeever preaching and interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Tuesday, September 17, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19, 1912

A.W. Brown passed away at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, September 17th, at his home in this city. The casket was opened to friends at the home yesterday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 today at the Presbyterian church, Rev. J.M. Todd officiating. Interment in Mount Hope cemetery. The Union will give an obituary in next issue.

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 26, 1912

Augustus William Brown was born at Charlestown, Mass., September 29th, 1844, where he resided until eighteen years of age, when having obtained the consent of his parents, he enlisted in the signal corps of the Navy. He was assigned first to the guard ship Ohio, stationed at Charlestown. After a short time he was transferred to the North Carolina, stationed at New York. Later he served on the Brandy wine at Fortress Monroe, and was with the Hunchback in the battle of Tar river, N.C. where after great danger and considerable loss of life, Gen. Banks and his force at Little Washington, N.C., were relieved by the fleet of which the Hunchback was a member.

In 1863 Mr. Brown joined the merchant vessel Arabia, and sailed from Boston to San Francisco, via Cape Horn, taking six months and two days for the journey. Later, having returned to Boston, he came West, and in April 1866, arrived at Humboldt where he made his home until the time of his death.

He was married to Marian Chambers March 27, 1867, and to this union three children were born: Mrs. Wm. Kemmerer, of this city; Jessie C. of Independence, Mo., and Oliver H. of Raton, N.M., all of whom are present to mourn the loss of their father.

Forty-five years ago Mr. Brown became a member of the local lodge of Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons, in which connection he remained a devoted member until the time of his death.

Had he lived twelve days more, Mr. Brown would have been 68 years old.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Wednesday, September 18, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19, 1912

Addison Sleeth succumbed to a lingering illness at 7:30 o'clock last evening at his home on East Bridge street. Funeral services will be held from the M.E. church Friday at 2 o'clock. Members of Lawton Circle and the G.A.R. will attend in a body. An obituary will be given in the next issue of this paper.

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 26, 1912

Addison Sleeth was born April 29th, 1842, in Shelby County, Indiana, and spent his youth on a farm, attending the country schools during the fall and winter months till he was eighteen years old, when he entered Asbury (now DePauw) University at Greencastle, Ind. He was here but a year when the Southern Rebellion broke out and he enlisted in Co. G. 52nd Indiana Inft. Vol. October 28th, 1861.

He served in this regiment three years, then re-enlisted in the same company and served till the war closed. During his forty-three months of active service he traveled over ten thousand miles.

On September 10th, 1865, at Montgomery, Ala., his regiment was mustered out. The war over, he returned to Indiana and engaged in farming and teaching.

In 1874 he moved to Humboldt, Kans., where he has since resided. For over thirty years he has suffered from rheumatism. He was very ill since June 10th, suffering much but patiently from other ailments until he passed away at 7:30 the evening of September 18th, 1912, aged 70 years, 4 months and 19 days. He leaves a wife, son and daughter, two brothers, and four sisters to mourn his loss.

The funeral services were conducted last Friday afternoon at the Methodist church by the Rev. L.A. McKeever, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Lawton circle attending in a body. The floral offerings were profuse, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

"Uncle Ad", as he was familiarly known, was a grand good man, always optimistic in his views, a source of comfort and pleasure to those about him and lived such a noble life that when it came his time to go he was prepared.

The following lines written by him on the death of a comrade seem appropriate here:


The angel death still hovers o'er,
That gallant band who wore the blue;
The line of march still nears the shore,
The boat more often comes in view,
To take a comrade o'er the stream,
To join the ranks that form anew.
If this is all a soldier's dream,
O may the soldier's dream come true.
O grant to all the dear old boys,
Who stand together through the storm,
To camp at last amid the joys,
Where e'er their ranks deserve to form;
Nor picket guard the line between,
Let Blue and Gray be free from strife,
And give to each a new canteen
Of water, from the Stream of Life.

We wish to tender our heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors for kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. Also to the different lodges, Entre Nous Club, and many friends for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. P. C. Sleeth, Grace Sleeth, John Sleeth

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Thursday, September 26, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, October 3, 1912

P.D. Sommers, the manager of the Humboldt gas plant southeast of Humboldt, and Bessie McCarty, daughter of W.T. McCarty, slipped away with telling their friends and neighbors and were married at Iola last Thursday, September 26th. Their many friends wish them a long life of happiness, prosperity and contentment.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, September 29, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, September 19, 1912

Mr. Ernest E. Haight of Raton, New Mexico, and Miss Blanche Black were united in marriage at her home in this city Sunday morning at 10 o'clock by the Rev. L.A. McKeever of the M.E. church. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony; the groom's mother, Mrs. Haight of New York, and the bride's brother, Mr. C.C. Chambers and family of Coffeyville were in attendance. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served and the newly married couple left on the noon train for Raton, New Mexico, where they will make their home. For many years Miss Black as been very prominent in church work and she will be greatly missed by the socieity of the Methodist church. A host of Humboldt friends unite in wishing herself and husband every happiness in wedded life.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 30, 1912 by Al1912

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday,October 3, 1912

William Ernst was born October 28th, 1831, and passed away September 30th, 1912. Funeral services were held at the home, corner of Sixth and New York streets, at 3 P.M., Tuesday, October 1st. The remains were laid at rest in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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