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

Allen County, Kansas

News Items and other information extracted for these dates: April 1949 thru February 1955

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Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Sunday, April 17, 1949 by Al1949

Taken from the Moran Herald, Thursday, April 21, 1949.


The marriage ceremony of Mrs. Lena Malley of Moran and Mr. William M. Steele of Iola was performed at the Maley home in Moran Easter Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Craig officiating.

Attendants for the couple were Miss Martha Jane Cooper of Moran and Mr. Harry Meider of Elsmore.

Mrs. Steele was dressed in a gray suit with navy accessories. Her corsage was pink carnations. Mr. Steele wore a gray suit with white boutonniere.

Immediately after the ceremony they left on a trip to Minnesota to be gone ten days or more.

The Guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dozier and children, Mr. and Mrs. Geln Maley and children of LaHarpe; Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Browning and Karen; Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Conderman; Miss Mabel Conderman; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miner; Mrs. Leoma Day; Mrs. Randall Day; Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Ralston; Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Nevitt; Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Fundis; Miss Maxine Koon; Mrs. Olive Cuppy and children; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowler and Ferman; Miss Martha Jane Cooper; Harry Heider of Elsmore; and Mr. and Mrs. Russel Steele of Iola.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Saturday, September 3, 1949 by Al2005

transcribed from the Iola Register dated 9/6/1949.

Mrs McCracken Dies Saturday

Mrs. Mary Angeline McCracken died Saturday night at the age of 92. She had been ill for a lengthy period and has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ira Moses, 115 South First.

Mrs. McCracken was born in Davies County, Ind., but first moved to this community at the age of 11, when her parents established residence at Leanna. Later she lived at Pittsburg but has been an Iola since 1913. She was the widow of L. F. McCracken, who died many years ago.

Mrs. McCracken was an active member of the Christian church. Funeral services for her will be held at the church at 2 pm Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Tom Palmer. Burial will be in the Leanna cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Waugh Funeral Home until the hour of the service.

Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. J.F. Ross, Little Rock, Ark., one son, Floyd McCracken, Iola; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 5, 1949 by Al2005

transcribed from the Iola Register dated 9/6/1949.

Moran Resident Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. S.C. Knight, 80 years old, died at her home here Monday after a prolonged illness.

She is survived by four sons, Glen of Tulare, Clare, Carl and Earl of Moran, and several grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Ralston funeral home with the Rev. Robert Craig officiating. Burial will be at the Moran cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 5, 1949 by Al2005

transcribed from the Iola Register dated 9/6/1949.

Old-Time Resident Dies at Geneva

Mrs. Etta F. Curtis, a resident of the Geneva community all her life, died at her home there last night at the age of 72.

She had been ill several months.

Mrs. Curtis was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson, now deceased. Her survivors include two sons, Allen F. Curtis and Theodore R. Curtis, Carlyle, and four grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Curtis will be held at 3:30 Thursday at the Waugh funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Ray Nitcher. Burial will be in the Geneva cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Monday, September 5, 1949 by Al2005

transcribed from the Iola Register dated 9/6/1949.

Elmer Price Dies at Elsmore

T Elmer Price, 68, a resident of the Elsmore vicinity since 1885, died at his home there last night. He had been bedfast several weeks.

Mr. Price was born at Mound City. He had been a stock buyer most of his life, living in Elsmore. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.

Survivors include Mrs. Price, three daughters, Mrs. Jack Wentz, Topeka, Mrs. Earl Albert, Savonburg, Mrs. Hillis Krokstrom, Elsmore; two sons, Kendall Price, Topeka, and Evan Price, Elsmore; two sisters, Mrs. E S Bacon, Iola, and Mrs. Forrest Ball, Mound City; and six grand children and two great grand children.

The funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the Methodist church in Elsmore. Burial will be in the Elsmore cemetery.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Friday, February 3, 1950 by Al2007

From the Humboldt Union, Thursday, February 16, 1950.


Albert Ross Butts passed away at the country of his son Hurley Butts, Friday evening, February 3 at 5 p.m. after an illness of several weeks.

He was born at Hillsbrough, Indiana, the son of John Butts and Margaret Trinkle. He was the youngest of a large family and the last to depart this life. His family moved to Allen County when he was a small lad.

During his lifetime he participated in many of the activities in the community in which he lived and closed a career as a successful farmer and horseman.

He was married to Sibyl Reynolds, daughter of James Reynolds and the late Eleanor Hatcher of Pikesville, Kentucky, at Kansas City and to this union three children were born, Hurley L. of Humboldt, James Harold, Elsmore and Ruth Kathryn of the home.

Other survivors are six grandchildren, Helen Maxine Taylor, Los Angeles, Calif.; Harold, Jr., Savonburg; Eleanor Sibyl Swanson, Elvin Albert, Elsmore; Hazel Lorena Palet, Savonburg; Dorothy Mae Davidson, Iola; tow great grandchildren, Larry Palet and Jerry Swanson.

Mrs. Butts passed away April 13, 1948.

Mr. Butts joined the united Brethern church with Mrs. Butts in their early married life.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Thursday, February 9, 1950 by Al2007

From the Humboldt Union, Thursday, February 16, 1950.

Robert Lindsay Dead Following Extended Illness

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church for Robert Lindsey who died Thursday evening in Veterans hospital, Wichita. The Rev. Robert B. Kendall officiated at the services and special music was furnished by a quartet composed of Hannah Wood, Mary Smith, Mark Ellis and Lewis Irwin, who sange "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden" accompanied by Mrs. Lola Morgan.

Casket bearers were Henry Mueller, Harry Massey, Howard Moore, Clyde Lowry, Charles Norris and Gus Kaufman. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery where the Algy Doty Post American Legion was in charge.

Mr. Lindsey was born May 29, 1894 on a farm east of Humboldt and had spent his entire life in this community. On July 27, 1918 he married Ethel King of Humboldt, who died in 1934.

He was a member of the American Legion, I.O.O.F., the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department, a veteran of World War I, and for twenty-five years was superintendent of Utilities in Humboldt until ill health forced his retirement. He had been a patient in the Wichita hospital since last August. Survivors are three sons, Robert Wayne, Seminole, Okla., Charles, stationed at Wichita Falls, Tex., Harold of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Edith Littlepage, Iola and Frances Eva Tweedy, Cambridge, Nebr., three brothers, Frank, John and Kenneth, Humboldt, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Collins, rural Humboldt and Mrs. Olin Duncan, Pittsburg, three grand daughters and four grandsons, several nieces and nephews.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Saturday, February 12, 1955 by Al2006

Taken from the Iola Register, 14-February-1955.

Emil Arn Funeral Tuesday at Moran

Moran - Emil Arn, a former resident of this community, died Saturday at his farm home two miles north and one and a half miles west of Mildred. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Arn was born in Switzerland, migrating to the United States as a young man. He came to Allen county about 50 years ago and farmed near Moran until moving to Mildred in 1945.

He is survived by three brothers, Clarence and Harvey Arn, Moran, and Buford Arn, Mildred, and a daughter, Mrs. Leola Nance, Harrison, Ark.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Judd Woods, Kincaid, at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ralston Funeral Home. Burial will be at the .

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Tuesday, February 15, 1955 by Al2006

Taken from the Iola Register, 15-February-1955.

Dr. A.B. Twadell Dies in California

Dr. A. B. Twadell, osteopathic physician, died last night at Monterey, Calif., where he has made his home since he retired two or three years ago. He was 73 years old.

Dr. Twadell was born at Bethany, Mo., and came to Iola shortly after he completed his education. He practiced osteopathy here for over 47 years. During most of that time he had his offices on the west side of the square, caring for patients from all parts of Allen and adjoining counties. Prior to his retirement he was associated with his son, Dr.r Bayard Twadell in the Twadell Clinic.

In recent years he has lived with his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Runer at Monterey. He leaves two other daughters, Mrs. George H. Fry, Venice, Calif., and Mrs. Nell Anderson, Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Roxie Rumsey, and a brother, Leslie Twadell, both of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body will be brought to Iola for burial. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Information for these surnames,
extracted from source dated Tuesday, February 15, 1955 by Al2006

Taken from the Iola Register, 16-February-1955.

Walter A Cline, Moran, Is Dead

Moran (special)-Walter A. Cline, owner of the Ford agency in Moran, died yesterday afternoon at a Ft. Scott hospital at the age of 68.

Mr. Cline was born in Missouri and moved with his parents to Laharpe when he was 16 years old. They operated a grocery store there until 1911, when they moved to Moran to open another grocery store.

Later Mr. Cline was associated with the Cline and Bow Implement store. In the 1920's he started the Ford agency in Moran and has managed the business for the past 28 years. He was active in Moran's civic affairs and had a wide acquaintance throughout the county.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Jane Cline of the home.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Earl McConnelee and the Rev. Johnson at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Moran Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the Moran Cemetery.

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