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

Allen County, Kansas

News Items and other information extracted for these dates: November 1929 thru April 1930

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Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, November 17, 1929 by Al2006

Reprinted with permission from the Humboldt Union, November 21,1929.


Mrs. A.M. Beeman, one of the oldest citizens of Allen county, who came to Kansas in 1867, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Mueller, eight miles south of Humboldt, Sunday evening, November 17, 1929., at the age of 91. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, this city, yesterday afternoon, November 20th. Service were conducted by Rev. C. W. Marlin, pastor of the church. Interment was in Maple Grove cemetery. A complete obituary recounting the long life of Mrs. Beeman will appear in the Union next week.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, November 17, 1929 by Al2006

reprinted with permission from the Humboldt Union, Nov. 28,1929.

Mrs. A.M. Beeman

Lydia Ann Pomeroy was born near Bristol, Ontario county, New York, September 23, 1838. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Mueller, 10 miles southeast of Humboldt, Kansas, November 17, 1929. Her age at the time of her death was 91 years, 1 month and 24 days. Her passing away was sudden, as she stepped from her rocking chair about two or three minutes before life ended, and while she was suffering intensely with her throat trouble with which she had been afflicted for years, she was thought to be better.

She is the last of a family of six children. Her father died when she was nine years old and she lived with her grandparents. She was married to Andrew Martin Beeman March 18, 1867, and they started west the same day of their marriage. They came to Canton, Missouri, and lived near there until November when they started for Kansas in a covered wagon. They homesteaded their home and moved into the house, which they erected, on Christmas Day 1867.

They lived on the homestead together until October 19, 1917, when Mr. Beeman died. She continued to live on the farm. It was the only home she ever knew. Her Children were all born there. They celebrated all their wedding anniversaries down to the fiftieth wedding day there.

On June 8, 1925, she fell and broke her hip. Since that time she has lived at the homes of her three children, C.W. Beeman, Mary Baggett and Emma Mueller, each two months at a time. May 23, 1928, she fell and broke the same hip a second time. She recovered and was able to walk unsupported.

She endured the hardships of a pioneer, which required much of a brave, determined nature. Mr. Beeman hauled freight from Kansas City for the Humboldt stores. At one time, he was gone from home 22 days when Mrs. Beeman was alone with her first six week old baby. The hardships brought by the scourge of the grasshoppers and drouths were borne with more than common difficulty because of her poor health. She was never healthy.

She was a great lover of flowers and devoted much of her time each season to the growing of flowers, and she gave freely to all who came to her home. She loved her God and her Bible. The last years of her life she spent much of her time in the study of the Bible and in prayer. She like to sing. The last song she sang was "O, Come Angel Band and Around Me Stand," two evenings before she passed away. She was pitifully afflicted, being very deaf and blind and had a painful throat.

She leaves to mourn: six children, Mrs. Emma Mueller, Chas. W. Beeman, and Mrs. Mary Baggett of Humboldt, Kansas; Ed A. Beeman of Golden, Oklahoma; Martin O. Beeman of Malin, Oregon; and John S. Beeman, address unknown. One son, Bennie, died at the age of 8 years, November 14, 1890. She also leaves thirty-one grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.W. Marlin at the Methodist church, Humboldt, Kansas, and burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The pall bearers were old family friends: Wilbur Gerall, Henry Roehl, John Thompson, Bert Jay, Henry Gerken and John Mueller.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Wednesday, January 1, 1930 by Gayle Campbell

 Surname Father Date of Birth Mother Place Born Baby Source
Rutledge Theodore 01-Jan-1930 Alva Vogelman John Richard Births from Iola City Hall records 1895-1935

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, April 20, 1930 by Al1979

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tucker, of Elkhart, Kansas, announce the birth, April 20, of a 7 1/4 pound son, whom they have named Thomas Norwood. Mrs. Tucker will be remembered here as Miss Augusta Shultz.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, April 21, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.

Death of Louis Schriner

Louis Schriner passed away at the Johnson hospital, Chanute, Monday night, april 21, at 11:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, May 1, 1930.

Louis Schriner

Louis Schriner was born in Madison, Wisconsin, July 15, 1866, and died at Chanute, Kansas, April 21, 1930, at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 7 days.

When one year old he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schriner to Marshall county, Kansas, and later moved to Washington county.

At the age of 19 he was united in marriage to Clara Richardson and to this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters: Charlie, Bertha, Herbert and Mamie Schriner. A son, daughter and wife preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage to Lottie Long in 1901. They moved to Greenleaf, Kansas, where for 17 years he was engaged in implemen t and automobile business. Six children were born to this union, Melvin, Albert, Floyd, Wayne, Delphia Neoma and one dying in infancy.

Mr. Schriner moved to Humboldt, Kansas with his family in 1918.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, five sons and one daughter, three sisters, two brothers, six grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, April 21, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.


Miss Margaret H. Johnson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Johnson, of Humboldt, and Mr. J. Arnold White, of Peoria, Illinois, were united in marriage, Monday afternoon, April 21, at the Baptist Manse in Iola, Kansas. Dr. J.H. Sowerby performing the ceremony. They were accompanied my Mrs. H.C. Johnson and Mrs. W.F. Fussman, mother and aunt of the bride.

The bride graduated from the Humboldt High School with the class of 1925 and later attended Cottey College, Nevada, Mo., and the Kansas State Teacher's college at Emporia where she received recognition for her dramatic ability and became affiliated with the Gilson and Sco- Geo players. For the past year she has been employed as ary and music instructor in the Humboldt schools.

The groom has a position with the Hart Iol Burners in Peoria, Illinois, where they will make their home.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, April 21, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.


Miss Lillian McClure of Iola, Kansas, and Mr. Elmer Lassman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lassman of this city, were married at the Christian parsonage in Burlington, Kansas, Monday afternoon, April 21. The pastor, Rev. S.H. Barley, formerly pastor fo the Humboldt Christian church, officiated.

Mr. Lassman has lived the greated part of his life in Humboldt, attending the Humboldt schools and is now employed with the Clark Lumber Co.

They will make their home at 521 North Eleventh

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, April 21, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.

Pennington, Golding

A quiet and simple marriage was solemnized at the Presbyterian Manse last Saturday evening. Dr. G.W. Horn, officiating with the impressive ring service of the Presbyterian church.

The contracting parties were Miss Ruby Ann Pennington of Iola, Kans., and Mr. Jack R. Golding, of Hollywood, California. The parents, sister and brother of the bride attended at witnesses of the ceremony. Following a brief stay in Iola, the Newly married couple will make their home in California.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Wednesday, April 23, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.


Miss Ora Ard, of Elsmore and Mr. Vyrl Roberts, of Savonburg were married at the Methodist parsonage, Wednesday evening, april 24, the pastor, Rev. C.W. Marlin, officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts will reside in the Leanna neighborhood.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Thursday, April 24, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, April 24, 1930.

Death of L.B. Davidson

L.B. Davidson, father-in-law of A.J. Hixson of the Sinclair Pipe Line Company, passed away at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter. Mrs. A.J. Hixon, on North 9th St.

The body was taken to Chanute for preparation when it will be conveyed to Joplin where funeral services will be held and interment take place. Mr. Davidson was about 70 years old.

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, Thursday, May 1, 1930.

Larkin B. Davidson

Larkin B. Davdson was born in Decatur, Macon county, Illinois, april 23, 1847, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hazel M. Hixon, 703 North Ninth, Humboldt, Kas., about 5:25 o'clock Thursday morning, April 24, 1930, at the age of 73 years.

He was married to Elizabeth Jones, of Keokuk, Iowa, January 27, 1881, and to this union were born the following children: Eva C. Morse, of Peoria, Ill.; Orrin Davidson, of Kansas City, Mo.; Clyde Davidson, of Girard, Kas.; Frank Davidson, of Pittsburg, Kas; Hazel M. Hixon, of Humboldt, Kas; and Willis Davidson, an infant, deceased. Mr. Davidson was pre-deceased by his wife some thirteen years ago.

He took a partial course of study at Milliken university, Decatur, Ill., with a view of entering the Presbyterian ministry, but owing to family cares and responsibilities devolving upon him, he was compelled to forego his purpose re the ministry, turning his attention to a business career. At the time of his marriage he was attending college at Keokuk, Iowa. He came with his bride to McCune, Kas., where they resided but for a short time, later coming to Girard, Kas., where they made their residence until the death of Mrs. Davidson in 1917. Following her decease, Mr. Davidson continued his residence in Girard, Kas., making this his home ulntil the spring of 1938; thus rounding out a period of 46 years residence in Girard. During this time, he served two terms as postmaster of the Girard office under Cleveland's administration to the entire satisfaction of the community. He later took up the dual business of real estate and insurance.

In March 1928, he came to Humboldt, Kas., making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Hazel M. Hixon. In the fass of 1929 he made a sixmonth' visit the the home of another daughter, Mrs. Eva C. Morse, of Peoria, Ill., returning from there just a week or so ago in somewhat frail health and, following a few days' illness, succumbed to the stern call of death, quietly and peacefully passing to his Maker and his God.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Wednesday, April 30, 1930 by Al1930

reprinted from the Humboldt Union, May 8, 1930.

The funeral of Joe Willhite, who passed away at the Norton, Kansas, hospital for tuberculosis April 30, was held last Saturday at the Assembly of God church. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. H.T. Owens and burial was in Mount Hope.

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