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

Allen County, Kansas

News Items and other information extracted for these dates: August 1942 thru March 1949

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Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, August 14, 1942 by Al1942

from the Iola Register, Saturday, August 15, 1942.

Mrs. Hattie Kunkelman Funeral To Be Sunday.

Mrs. Hattie Kunkelman, 75, a resident of Iola for more than 30 years, died last night at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Fred Broom, at 628 S. Kentucky.

Mrs. Kunkelman was born in Warren County, Ill., but had been a resident of Iola since 1910. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist church. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Broom of Iola and Mrs. Ralph Pettit of Humboldt; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Blanche Kunkelman of Wichita; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Methodist church. The Rev. Robert Brown will conduct the services, and burial will be in the cemetery at McCune, Crawford County Kansas.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, September 24, 1944 by Al2006

Taken from the Iola Daily Register, Tuesday evening, 02-Sep-1944.


On September 24, 1944, Nicholas Marcellas Burton, son of Susanna Riggs and John Sanders Burton, passed away at the home of his daughter Mabel Shapel, 1111 North Buckeye street, Iola, Kansas, age 92 years, 2 months.

He was born July 24, 1852 at Nineveh, Indiana. He came to Kansas in 1883, moving to a farm one mile east of Carlyle. He later moved back to Iola where he and his family became members of the First Baptist church. He loved music and sang with the choir there for fifteen years.

In 1892 he again took to farming and moved west of Iola. He was superintendent of the Union Sunday school for many years. He possessed a kind and sympathetic nature and was often called to nurse and comfort the sick and to minister unto those who needed sympathy and love. He knew sorrow and understood folks. He has parted with his two beloved companions and four children, two sons and two daughters, but the pathway he trod was always upward to higher ground.

He was married to Arminda Jane McIlvain of Nineveh, Indiana, February 9, 1871. Ten children were born to this union, seven daughters and three sons. She passed away in February, 1892.

On November 6, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Drake. Two sons and one daughter were born to them. Her passing occurred November 12, 1933.

Six daughters and three sons survive, Flora Heath of Kincaid, Kas., Linnie Dowler of Wewoka, Okla., Maude Minich of Delano, Calif., Alva Adams of Fredonia, Kas., Mabel Shapel of Iola, Kas., Bertha Sherrill of Blackwell, Okla., Roy Burton of St. Louis, Mo., Bert Burton of Iola, Kas., Roscoe Burton of Hooper, Colo., one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Riggs of Independence, Mo., twenty-five grand children and thirty-five great grandchildren. Three grandsons and three great grandsons are with the armed forces.

A grand and noble man has been called to his eternal home. "The sun must set in darkening
Before it mas in splendor rise!
And every flower must fall to earth
Before the fruit can have its birth.
So life must end and loved ones
Before the Heavenl life can start."

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, October 30, 1944 by Al2006

Taken from the Iola Register, 31-October-1944

Mrs. A B Twadell Dies After Stroke

Mrs. A B Twadell, wife of Dr. A B Twadell, osteopathic physician, died unexpectedly last night in a hospital at Kirksville, Mo. Mrs. Twadell had gone to Kirksville about a week ago for a minor operation from which she had completely recovered. Yesterday as she was about to leave for home, she suffered a stroke which caused her death.

She was born at Bethany, Mo., coming to Iola in 1904 when Dr. Twadell opened his office here.

She leaves her husband at the home, 504 North Kentucky, a son Dr. A B Twadell, three daughters, Mrs. Nell Anderson, Wichita, Mrs. Dorothy Fry, Los Angeles, Mrs. Mable Runner, Long Beach, California, a sister, Mrs. Troy Davis, Weeping Water, Nebraska, and seven grandchildren.

Fneral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced later by the Waugh Funeral home.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Saturday, February 26, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Chanute Tribune, Monday, February 28, 1949

Mrs. August Lindberg

Mrs. August Lindberg, long time resident of Savonburg vicinity, died at 2:10 P.M. Saturday at the home of her son, Julius Lindberg, rural Savonburg, at the age of 85 years.

She had been in failing health for several years, and critically ill the past week.

Christina Olson, daughter of the late John and Christina Olson, was born in Sweden, Feb. 8, 1864.

At the age of 7 years, she cam with her mother, younger sister and brother, to America, where her father and older sister had established a home. In 1879 she was confirmed into the Lutheran church. Later that year she came to Kansas and made her home with her parents on a farm near Savonburg. June 8, 1880, she was married to August Lindberg, of Farlington, Kas., and they lived in Farlington until 1902, when they moved to the home near Savonburg.

They were parents of three children, Julius, of Savonburg, Harry M. of Erie and Mrs. Edna Goff, of the home. Mr. Lindberg died on Jan. 15, 1923.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Johanna Dahl, Elsmore; a brother Olaf Olson, of Savonburg, and other relatives.

She had been for many years a member of Friends Home Lutheran church, of Savonburg, and the funeral service will be held there a 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Otto Oleen officiating. Burial will be in the Friends Home Lutheran cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Saturday, March 5, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record, Friday, March 11, 1949.

Obituary -
Olaf A. Olson
Olaf A. Olson was born in Sweden on March 14, 1873. He died at LaHarpe, Kansas, March 5, 1949, at the age of 75 years, 11 months, and 18 days. Mr. Olson's early life was spend in Sweeden(sic) and Scotland. For many years he was a sailor or as he expressed it, "a sea-faring man."

In about 1919 he moved, with his family, to Kansas and settled on a farm west of Savonburg. In about 1921, his wife, Elizabeth, died, and shortly after this, Mr. Olsen moved to Savonburg where he has since resided. He had been in failing health for some time, and critically ill the last few days.

Brother Olson held a Life-membership in the Masonic Lodge in Scotland, transferring his membership to Virginia Lodge, A.F.&A.M. of Savonburg, Kansas, in 1946, having been a Mason for nearly 43 years.

He was a member of the Friend's Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg, Kansas, and until his health failed, a faithful attendant.

The only surviving relative, so far as is known, is a cousin, Mrs. Elof Johnson of Emporia, Kans.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Friend's Home Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Otto Oleen. Mrs. Earl Munson, M.E. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Barsby sang "Rock of Ages," "What a Friend" and "Abide with Me", accompanied by Mrs. Earl Ericson. Casket bearers were Verle and John Nelson, Geo. A. Olson, Hans Peterson, Charles Hawkinson and Lawrence Johnson. Burial was in the Swedish cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, March 6, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record, Friday, March 11, 1949.

Frank Rees Dies Sunday

Another of Moran's pioneer residents has gone with the passing of Frank Rees, who died at his home Sunday night. He had been in failing health for a Long time and his death was not unexpected.

Frank Rees was born in Licking County, Ohio, November 1, 1863 and passed away at his home in Moran, Kansas., March 6, 1949, at the age of 85 years, four months and five days.

He was the son of Mrs. Anna Wright, adopted and raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rees. He cam to Kansas in 1881 and spent the rest of his life in and near Moran.

He was married to Mrs. Nettie Martz, June 6, 1894 and to this union one son, John Leonard, was born.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

He leaves his wife of the home; one son, John of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren, Clare Rees of Oakland, Calif.; Robert Rees of Sacramento and Mrs. Shirley Marsh of Seattle, Wash.; six great grandchildren; a half sister, Mrs. Hattie Eastwood of Moran and a host of other relatives and friends.

Frank as he was known to his friends and neighbors was a kind husband, a loving father and a friend to all.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., at the Methodist church with Rev. Robert Craig in charge. Burial was in the Moran cemetery.

Those from out-of-town who attended the services included: Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fryer and a friend, all of Iola; Mr. and Mrs. John Bartlett of Bronson; Howard Jones and Mrs. Eunice Smith, both of Grandview, Mo.; and Albert Waters of Bartlesville, Okla.. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young and child of Kansas City, who were here Saturday night were unable to attend the services.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Thursday, March 10, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record, March 11, 1949.

Roy Cooper Dies Thursday Morning

Mr. L. Roy Cooper passed away this morning at his home north of Moran at the age of sixty-four years and eleven months. He had been in failing health for the past few years.

He is survived by Mrs. Cooper; a daughter, Martha Jane of the home; a son, Roy E., of Humboldt; his grandmother, Mrs. Leota Egan of Chanute, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Fullerton of California.

Funeral services have not been completed.

From the Savonburg Record, March 18, 1949

Funeral service for Mr. Lee Roy Cooper was held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Ralston Funeral Home with Rev. Wilbert Helberg in charge. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery at Chanute, Kansas.

Mr. Cooper was born on Longton, Kansas, in 1884 and was a member of the Christian church there.

He married Anna B. Sanger in 1906 and the home was in Chanute until 1942 when he moved his family to Moran. A son preceded him in death. He was a member of O.R.C. and a retired Santa Fe conductor.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Cooper; a daughter, Martha Jane Cooper, of the home; a son, Roy E., Humboldt; his mother, Mrs. Leota Egan of Chanute, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Louise Fullerton of Lynwood, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, March 11, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record, Friday, March 11, 1949.

Ericson-Houk Wedding
The marriage ceremony of Mrs. Jessie Ericson and Mr. Roscoe Houk will be performed this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Bronson with Rev. Robert Craig officiating.

The attendants at the ceremony will be Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Kennison of Bronson. The bride will be dressed in an aqua and gray costume with brown accessories and a corsage of pink spring flowers. Mrs. Kennison will be dressed in a pink costume with black accessories and a white corsage.

Mr. Houk and the bride-elect have been residents of this and the nearby communities most of their lives. She has been employed as cashier at the Miner Theatre and Mr. Houk is accountant at the Wall Chevrolet Co., Inc. After a brief trip south they will return to Moran where they will continue to live.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Houk of Moran and the bride's parents and Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Pratt of Bronson.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Thursday, March 17, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record, March 18, 1949.

The funeral of Mrs. Ida Hosley was held Thursday afternoon at the Fairview chapel, conducted by Rev. Jud Woods. Mrs. Hosley had lived on the farm where she went as a bride 54 years ago. Mr. Hosley died in 1918. Their son, Harold Hosley, died in 1932. Their other son, Russell Hosley, and family have lived all the years on the farm where the farm house was built for two families over 50 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hosley and four sons, with other relatives in Indiana and on the west coast, and the many friends Mrs. Hosley made in her community, all mourn her death. Friends extend sympathy to them.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, March 18, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record,. Friday, March 25, 1949

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Tefft of Bronson, March 18, a son, William Burness, Jr., weight 12 lbs. 15 oz.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, March 18, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record,. Friday, March 25, 1949

Born to Mr. And Mrs. Don Anderson of Bronson, March 18, a daughter, Phyllis Jean, weight 6 lbs., 10 ozs.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, March 20, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record,. Friday, March 25, 1949.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Boyd, Jr., of Blue Mound, March 20, a daughter, Mary Jane, 7 lbs.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Tuesday, March 22, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Savonburg Record,. Friday, March 25, 1949.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Page of Bronson, March 22, a daughter, Judy Carol, 7 lbs., 7 ozs.

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