Atchison County Obituaries




C. A. Hawk

HIATT, Flora B. (Mrs. Joel Hiatt, Jr.)

HARBURGER, Josephine Lee

Asher Harburger

Platt A. Harburger


Joel Hiatt, Jr.

Julia Ermina Higley

James B. Henry

Harvey Ellsworth Henry





Mrs. Marie Margaret Halstenberg

Hilligoss, Robert R

Harned, Mrs. Julia

Nee Barry

Mrs. Ora O. Hollenbeck

Ora Orren Hollenbeck

Hollenbeck Family Obits

(off Site)


F. M. Hawk, 83, a resident of the Effingham Community for 73 years, died at 5:30
p.m. Monday, March 31, at the home of his son, Everett Hawk, with whom he lived
on the old Hawk Homestead.
Funeral services were held at the Community Church in Effingham at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, with Dr. A. J. Dressler of Effingham and the Rev., W.C. Porter of Horton
officiating. Interment was in the Effingham cemetery. Pallbearers were A. G. Valentine,
Alex McLennon, Earl Nye, A. C. Asher, Louis Graner and George Hinz.
Frank J. Nugent, Frank Stever.
Mrs. Clarence Vetter and Mrs. C. E. Sells, accompanied by Mrs. Broaddus sand
"In the Sweet By and By" and "Ivory Palaces."
Mrs. Guy McClanahan, Mrs. John S. Pinder and Mrs. C. L. Cummings were in
charge of floral arrangements.
Francis Marion Hawk was born at Bakersfield, Ohio, June 22, 1863 and came to Kansas
with his parents, Mr. and Mr. Daniel Hawk in 1874. Before coming to Kansas the family lived
a few years at Grinnell, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Covell, on Sept. 29, 1887, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Covell, the Rev. J. S. Hunter of the Presbyterian
Church performing the ceremony. To this union were born eight children, the first three
of whom died during childhood. Mrs. Hawk died January 8, 1944. Surviving are two sons,
Everett Hawk and Covell Hawk, both of Effingham; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Chalfant
of Huron, Mrs. Julia Bottorf of Muscotah and Mrs. Thelma Edmons of Burns, Kans.
and fifteen grandchildren.
Mr. Hawk served eight years as a member of the Atchison County Community High
School board and also on the school boards of Sunny Hill and Forest Grove districts. He was
an Elder of the Effingham Presbyterian Church for 22 years. He was the last survivor of the
10 children of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hawk.

Transcribed from an unknown, undated newpaper clipping by Clemi Higley Blackburn,
May 2000. (My records show Francis Marion Hawk's year of death was 31 Mar 1947 - clemi)

A Kansas pioneer couple was separated, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1936 at 6:30 p.m.

when N. E. Hawk, affectionately known by everyone as "Nobe," passed to his reward
after a three days illness. His death was due to stomach and colon trouble from which
he was an uncomplaining sufferer all his life. Often times these attacks were very severe,
but he was physically able to overcome them. The last one was so intense he was not
able to combat it. Sunday afternoon he attended the wedding of his great nephew Wm. Arthur Sells,
although Mr. Hawk was not feeling well.
Noble Hawk was born at Bakersville, Ohio, April 1, 1865 being at the time of his death,
71 years, 4 months and 25 days of age.He came to Grinnell, Iowa with his parents, the late
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hawk, when 5 years of age. When he was 8 years of age, the family
located near Effingham and this locality has since been his home.
Mr. Hawk and Miss Emma Knight were married in the parlor of their present home,
where they moved from their farm, then the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs.
Caleb Knight, the Rev. Downs, pastor of the M.E. Church South officiating.
To Mr. And Mrs. N. E. Hawk were born three children: Cloyas, of Colby,
and Mrs. Mark Cooper, northwest of Effingham survive. In addition to his widow,
children and four grandchildren, Mrs. Rex Rogers of Kansas City; Claude Cooper,
Geraldine and Jackie Hawk, a sister, Mrs. Carl Stever; brother, Frank Hawk, both
of Effingham and another brother, Vin Hawk, of Lawrence, are left to mourn his loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Hawk's oldest child, Leonard, passed away at the age of three months.
Brothers and sisters preceding Mr. Hawk to the Better Land are: Grant Hawk, Mrs.
J. R. Snyder, Mrs. S. E. McPhilimy, Edith and Leonard Hawk, who died the same night,
the former 19 years of age, the latter 21.
Early in life Mr. Hawk united with the Lutheran church and he maintained his
membership in that denomination until he united with the Community Church,
which he very much favored. Mr. Hawk was an excellent Bible student and every
Sunday that he was able found him in his place in the Sunday School Bible class
and at the church service. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen.
Mr. Hawk was a devoted husband and kind father, with the interests of loved ones
always at heart. He was a good neighbor, a friend to all and no one ever spoke ill of him.
During his long years of residence in this vicinity, he became a factor in the development
of such enterprises that made for the progress and betterment of community life. He was a good
man, honest, straightforward, genuinely sincere and possessed of those fine qualities of mind
and heart that not only endeared him to those of his own household, but won for him many friends.
Mrs. Hawk faced the serious side of life with the assurance that when his time on this
earth had ended God would come for him "as a thief in the night" and his expectations were
fully realized. Mr. Hawk was conscious to the very last which is a great consolation to his
sorrowing family.
Funeral services will be held at the Community Church, Friday at 3 p.m. with
the pastor the Rev. A. J. Hall in charge. Songs will be "Shall We Gather At the River,"
"Sweet By and By" and "Going Down the Valley." The singers will be Miss Alenna Hawk,
Mrs. Chas. Azlein, Geo. McLenon and J. S. Thomas. Miss Nora Mae Tuley will be at the piano.
Mrs. C.L. Cummings and Mrs. C. E. Sells will have charge of the flowers.
Pall bearers will be Alex McKay, Chas. Beckman, A. E. Mayhew, Henry Falk,
Henry Buddenbohm and Walter Meyer.
Interment will be made in the Effingham cemetery.
Transcribed from an unknown August, 1936 newspaper clipping by Clemi Higley Blackburn, May 2000.


Atchison County Pioneer...Died Yesterday...HAD LIVED HERE SINCE 1856...

First Year Here Was Not Successful, But He Persisted and Became Wealthy.

Russel Higley, 87 years old, who had lived in Atchison County since 1856, died at
o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his son, Frank Higley, just east of Pardee. He
had been in very feeble health several months and death had been expected for some time.
Mr. Higley was a successful farmer in Atchison County from 1857 to 1895, when
he retired and after that divided his time between his sons, Clem Higley and Frank
Higley, who live on Atchison County farms.
Coming to Atchison County with his twin brother, Rossel, in 1856 Mr. Higley pre-empted
160 acres south of Pardee, which he sold shortly afterward and bought 80 acres a mile east of
Pardee. His first year in Kansas was not successful. After farming diligently, his corn crop failed
on account of a drought and he gathered only one bushel of corn from his entire farm. Haring
started out with no capital, this misfortune was extremely serious and he and his brother worked
for a year on the farm of Pardee Butler, famous as an early free state enthusiast while Mr. Butler
returned to Illinois.
That fall they started to walk back to Illinois, dreading another winter in Kansas, which as
a fierce ordeal in those days, even with plenty of provisions. The following spring they returned to
Kansas, having confidence that the country had a great future before it. The confidence was
justified as in 1895 Mr. Higley had accumulated a sufficient competence to retire. He was a
devoted member of the Christian Church.
Russel Higley was a son of Francis Higley and he was born just west of New York City
January 3, 1833. His mother died when he was a very small boy. Early in his Kansas career,
Mr. Higley married the daughter of a freighter who worked from Missouri to
Santa Fe, N.M. Mrs. Higley died in 1899.
Mr. and Mrs. Higley were parents of nine children, five of whom survive: Clem P.
Higley, who owns and lives on the old Waggoner farm; Frank, near Pardee; Mrs. Emma
Winsor and Mrs. Hallie Nelson, both of Las Vegas, N.M. and Theodore, a traveling man
whose whereabouts are unknown. An effort to locate Theodore Higley during the illness
and since the death of his father have been unsuccessful. Mrs. Nelson wired she will be
unable to come for the funeral. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Transcribed from the Atchison Daily Globe, Monday, April 5, 1920, by Clemi Higley Blackburn, May 2000.

C. A. Hawk Succumbs...Effingham Man Was Well-Known Auctioneer

Clifford A. Hawk, 50, was a popular auctioneer of Effingham and a partner in the

Community Auction Co. of Atchison, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at the Atchison
hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday.Friday he submitted to an operation
for gallstones and complications. He became seriously ill February 19. For 30 years
Mr. Hawk was one of the county's leading auctioneers and was widely known.Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Effingham Methodist Church, the Rev.
Phonce Mitchell officiating. Interment will be inthe Effingham cemetery. The pallbearers
will be George Domann, E. R. Taliaferro, C. J. Hegarty, William Cormode, Charles
Hargrove and H. L. McLenon. Honorary pallbearers: C. E. Sells, J. E. Stewart,
Sam Estes, E. B. Niemann, Riley English and E.C. Donahoo.

Clifford Alverton Hawk was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Hawk
and was born August 16, 1891 on a farm 2 ½ miles north of Effingham. He attended
Sunny Hill school and graduated from the Missouri Auction college in 1911. December 17,
1911 he married Miss Jennie Smith. The couple began housekeeping on the farm where
he was born. After 25 years spent on farms in the vicinity, the family moved to
Effingham in 1937.
Mr. Hawk united with the Lutheran church early in life and was a member
of the Modern Woodman and Odd Fellow lodges of Effingham and the Encampment
of Horton. Five years ago he received his 25-year jewel as an Odd Fellow, one of the
youngest in Kansas so honored. Sixteen years he was clerk of school district No. 29.
One of his ambitions was to have his son, Wilson Hawk, join him in the auctioneering
business and it was realized. C. A. Hawk was very successful in his line and established
a large business. A man of big frame and handsome, Mr. Hawk was a striking figure
on the auctioneering block. He was jovial by nature and injected much good humor into
his sales talks.
C. A. Hawk was a man of integrity and kindness, a good neighbor and helped many
a person in times of stress. He loved children and was a devoted husband and father.
Surviving are his wife and son, Wilson S. Hawk, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Spencer
Underwood, Atchison; three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Foster, Monrovia, Mrs. Herbert Happel,
Effingham and Mrs. C. P. Higley, Muscotah; two brothers, C. C. Hawk, Shawnee, Okla
. and Robert Hawk, Effingham and a granddaughter, Ann Underwood, Atchison.
Four brothers, Fred J. Hawk, Homer Hawk, John D. Hawk and Wilbur C. Hawk
preceded him in death.
Taken from an Atchison County newspaper March 2, 1942. Transcribed by
Clemi Higley Blackburn, May 2000. (My notes show Mr. Hawk's daughter was
Harriette Hawk Underwood. His wife, Jennie Smith Hawk was born March 8, 1890 - clemi)

The Atchison Daily Globe

Wednesday, 10 Nov 1926

Northeast Kansas Pioneer is Dead at Bendena

Mrs. Flora Hiatt, 79 years of age, a resident of Northeast Kansas for 67 years, died late

yesterday at the home of her daughter,Mrs. Ralph Clutz, at Bendena.

Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage, and came within 25 hours after

she was stricken. She had, however, been in poor health for almost a year.

Mrs. Hiatt was the widow of Joel Hiatt, jr., who died here 47 years ago. She

resided in Atchison for thirty years prior to 1903, and since 1903 has made her

home with Dr. and Mrs. Clutz, at Bendena. She was the daughter of Mr. and

Mrs. Henry Lee, and was born in New York state October 3, 1847. They came

to Northeast Kansas in 1859, and her father was the first postmaster of Eden,

near Bendena, a community which in the early days had more than

a hundred inhabitants. Mr. Lee is credited with having given Eden its name.

Mrs. Hiatt was a member of the First Baptist church of Atchison for many years,

and the funeral services tomorrow afternoon at two oıclock will be conducted by

the Rev. A. J. Haggett, of Kansas City, a former pastor of the church, at

the Clutz residence. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Sam Harburger and Miss Kate Platt, of Kansas City, former Atchison residents,

nieces of Mrs. Hiatt, and with her daughter, Mrs. Clutz, survive her.

The Atchison Daily Globe

Wednesday, 25 Sep 1957

Mrs. Sam Harburger Dies at Hospital

Mrs. Josephine T. Harburger, 83, widow of Samuel E. Harburger, died at 6 oıclock

this morning at the Atchison hospital where she had been a patient since August 26.

Previously she had been a patient at Hollyıs nursing home since early spring.

The Harburger home was formerly at Eleventh and Atchison, the present residence of

the J. W. Lowry family. Many years ago Mrs. Harburger and her husband built the

house at Tenth and Atchison, now the home of the Frank Lentz family.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Wilkins, Huntington Beach, California,

a son, P. A. Harburger, San Antonio, Tex., and three grandchildren.

Her late husband was a lawyer with the Waggener law firm in Atchison before

going to Kansas City where they lived some 25 years. Returning to Atchison

they purchased the former Washer home and Mr. Harburger retired.

Her maiden name was Josephine Platt and she was born Sept. 8, 1874.

Mr. Harburger died July 11, 1946.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sawin & Dyer chapel. The Rev.

Ned Dukelow[?], pastor of the Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be

in the family lot at Mt. Vernon cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the Atchison Bar association.

Asher Harburger

Atchison Daily Globe


Asher Harburger died very suddenly last evening of acute indigestion. Death comes almost without

warning. He had been down street on a business errand during the afternoon, returning home shortly after 5 o'clock. He took a street car at the post office, and transferred to a North Atchison car at Fifth and Commercial Street. The attack came on him at the post office, and when he transferred at the Fifth street junction he had to be assisted from one to car to another. A Globe reporter was a passenger and helped him to his home a block away when he left the car at Fifth and Kearney Streets. He complained of severe pain between his shoulder blades, but said he suffered similar spells and that he would be all right in a short time. Upon reaching home he grew worse and physicians were summoned. Dr. Charley Johnson and Dr. Bogle arrived a few minutes before death but he was in a bad state of collapse and died a few minutes after 6 o'clock. He was conscious until the end.

Mr. Harburger was 65 years old, and had just purchased a new home. In fact, his business downtown yesterday afternoon was in relation to his purchase if the residence property on Parallel Street, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs True Snowden and Mrs. Kittie Price. He had anticipated removing to a house of his own with a great deal of enthusiasm. He had not been entirely well for two weeks and a few days ago consulted a physician who was treating him for indigestion.

Mr. Harburger was born in Bavaria, Germany . He came to America in 1854 and located in Baltimore where he lived until 1877, when he removed to Centralia, Kansas and engaged in the general merchandise business. Ten years ago he retired and moved to Atchison, as his two sons Samuel E. and William were already here. He had been retired, as far as active business is concerned since coming to Atchison.

Mr. Harburger was married in Baltimore, February 8, 1869 to Fanny Oberndorf , who survives him. It is said that there was not a kinder husband in Atchison and he was in every respect an excellent citizen. A brother of Mr. Harburger died in Baltimore a year ago in almost precisely the same manner. Three sisters survive him two living in St. Joe and one in Richmond, VA. Mr. and Mrs. I. Cohen, and Simon, and Samuel Binswanger of St. Joe, and A. Oberndorf , of Centralia arrived this morning. Will Harburger came last evening from Kansas City, where he is now employed.

The funeral will occur at 2 p.m. to-morrow and will be in charge of the Masons. The burial will be at Mt. Vernon. No Flowers.


San Antonio Light 10/3/1988

Platt A. Harburger was in the auto finance business all his working years.

He was with Kaiser Industries in both North and South America.

Harburger died Sunday of emphysema. A Kansan, he was born in Atchison, graduated from high school in Kansas City and from Kansas Junior College.

He entered the auto finance business after college and pursued this until he retired in 1974 and

moved to San Antonio. He was first sent to San Antonio in 1947. He met and married Patricia

Cottrill that same year. The couple moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1958, remaining until

1968. He thoroughly enjoyed Argentina, said his wife. We were there during the good times when the country was pro-American. This was right after Juan Peron was in power.

My husband was very energetic and had-working with a wonderful sense of humor. He really didn t

have a hobby, but he played a little golf.

After South America, Harburger was sent to Garden City, NY for a few years and then to Detroit for

two years before returning to San Antonio.

Additional survivors are two daughters, Vicki Coy of Helotes and Mary Merrick of San Francisco, CA, a sister Dora Wilkin of San Diego, CA, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be at 10 am Tuesday in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel No. 2 Entombment will be in the mausoleum.


Atchison Daily Globe

June 30, 1928


Word was received here late this afternoon of the death of Will Harburger, formerly from Atchison, who died at 1:30 p.m. today at the home of his brother, Sam Harburger, 4044 Hyde Park avenue, Kansas City, Mo. No further information concerning his death could be learned. The funeral be held here from the Sawin & Douglass chapel Monday morning at 10:30 o clock. Atchison Elks will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the family lot at Mt. Vernon cemetery.

Atchison Daily Champion


At the residence of T. B. Platt, in this city at 6 o clock pm of Saturday, Sept. 13th, Joel Hiatt, Jr.


Atchison Daily Champion


The remains of the late Joel Hiatt, Jr. were deposited in the grave at Oak Hill yesterday afternoon and were followed thither by a large number of friends. The funeral services were performed at the residence of Mrs. T. B. Platt, the deceased s brother-in-law. Rev. W. T. Fleenor delivering the funeral sermon. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: J. C. Fox, A.C. Faust, C. A. Laying,

Chas. B. Singleton, Geo W. Simounds and Frank Howard.


Oskaloosa Independent

6 October 1938

Obituary - Higley

Julia Ermina Higley was born at Georgetown, NY, October 12, 1840. Passed away

September 28, 1938 at her son Herbert's home in Oskaloosa, Kas., where she had

been making her home. If she had lived until the 12th of October, she would have

been 98 years old.

She was united in marriage to Hiram M. Higley, July 22, 1865 in Rockford, Ill. They

moved to Kansas near Pardee in 1866. They lived through the hardships of a pioneer

life. She was a charter member of the second Christian church that was organized in

Kansas. To this union were born nine children. Namely R.E. Higley, Hoyt, Kansas;

Mrs. Ella A. Jarratt, Denver, Colo.; L.F. Higley, DeCalb, Mo.; H.N. Higley, Oskaloosa,

Kansas, Mrs. Ora M. Cline, Anselmo, Neb.; L.D. Higley, Effingham, Kansas, Mrs. Iva

M. McDevitt, Denison, Kansas and Willard M. Higley and Marion F. Higley who were

drowned when young men.

She was left a widow in 1888. Youngest child was three years old. She raised her

family and managed her farm with the aid of the older children. She leaves to mourn

her death besides her children twenty-four grand children, thirty-eight great grand

children, nine great great grand children, one great number of relatives and friends.

A short service was held at the home at 12:30. The beautiful Garden of Prayer was

sung by Mrs. Jennie Davis. Scripture reading and prayer by Rev. T.A. Nichols.

Funeral services conducted from the Christian church in Cummings, Kansas, Friday

afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Mr. Fields, pastor of the Christian church in Atchison,

Kansas in charge. Interment was made in the family lot in the Pardee cemetery.

Her work here is done and her life-crown is won, and her troubles and trials are o'er,

all her sorrows are ended and her voice is blended with her loved ones who have gone

on before.

In that land where she'll never grow old.

J.B. Henry

J. B. Henry was born in Stark County Ohio August 5 1843 and died at his home near Nortonville October 15 1905. In 1861 he was united in marriage to Christine Riley and to them were born five children, four of whom are now living near Nortonville. They are, William, John and Elsworth Henry and Mrs. Frank Kenyon. His wife died in 1875 and in 1876 he married Martha E. Eagen and to this union were born three children only one of whom is now living, Mrs. Ed Landrum.

Mr Henry served nine months in Company K with the 29th Indiana Regiment near the end of the Civil War and came to Kansas in 1878, locating on a farm near Nortonville where he lived until his death. He has been in poor health for the last twenty years during which time he has borne patiently. Although unable to do manual labor he was not idle as his mind was always at work. He was a great reader and his library was full of the best books.

When 16 years old he joined the Christian Church and for several years his membership has been with the Pleasant Grove Christian Church. Above the mediocre in intelligence he was known as an honest conscientious man, kindly and courtly, he never brought sorrow to another door but tried to make his pathway brighter.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Nortonville, October 16th, conducted by Rev. R. E. Calithan of Dearborn, Missouri.

Harvey Ellsworth Henry, 96 , Nortonville, died yesterday Jan. 22, 1968 at the Atchison Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Nortonville Christian Church and burial will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Warren funeral home in Nortonville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Henry was born Aug. 9, 1871 at Walkerton Indiana and moved with his parents to Kansas in 1878. He spent most of his life in the Nortonville and Effingham communities.

He and the former Nettie Lambert were married Dec. 20, 1894. She died June 21, 1929. A son, Claude Henry died March 25, 1921.

Mr. Henry was a faithful member of the Nortonville Christian Church where he served as an elder and as Sunday School superintendant for many years.

He is survived by a grandson, Claude Orlin Henry, of the State of Washington, a granddaughter, Clara Mae Owen, Sacramento, Calif. And several nieces and nephews.

Ray Henry, Nortonville, dies at 84

William Raymond (Ray) Henry, 84, died yesterday (Jan. 24, 1974) after he was stricken ill while in downtown Nortonville.

He Was born May 11, 1890, and was a lifelong resident of the Nortonville area where he was a farmer. His wife, Mrs Ethel Henry, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee Arensberg (Luetta),Atchison, and Mrs Maxine Kottman, Grand Junction, Colorado; two sons, Elwin Henry, Wichita, and Clayton Henry, Gladstone Missouri, a brother, James Henry, Nortonville, and several grandchildren.

A son, Maurice Henry, preceded him in Death.

The body is at the O"Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville with funeral arrangements pending.


Ralph Henry, 29, died last night (Jan. 28, 1930) at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Will Henry, prominent residents of the Nortonville community. He died on the second anniversary of his marriage to Miss Mary Rogers, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Walter Rogers of the Mooney Creek neighborhood.

Mr. Henry had been in failing health for three years. He was in Colorado from September until November 1929 when he returned to undergo an operation for appendicitis. He was operated on November 15 and had been bedfast since that time.

Ralph Henry was born on the farm of his parents, three miles northwest of Nortonville, April 28,


James Henry, 90, Nortonville, died Wednesday night (April 1, 1982) at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital where he was admitted yesterday.

Funeral services are pending at the O"Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Flory, Nortonville, Mrs. Vivian Hoerner, Fairborn Ohio, and Mrs. Naomi Hook, Garden City Missouri; two sons, Donald Henry, San Antonio Texas and Alfred Henry, Nortonville; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


The funeral was held April 3, 1982 at theNortonville Christian Church and burial was at the Nortonville cemetery.

Casket bearers were Curtis Schnorf, Carl Ellerman, Wayne Henry, Dennis Smith, Bob Ellerman and Bill Robey.

Hohorary casket bearers were Lloyd Martin, Charles Page, Donald Tosh, Clarence Flory, Albert Nolting, James Higley, Clifford Lobb and Sam Bingham.

James Harrison Henry was born October 15, 1892 at Nortonville Kansas, the son of William Franklin Henry and Belle George (Davis) Henry. He graduated from Nortonville High School. He served in the United States Army during World War I and saw action in France. He was wounded in action. The wound he suffered was from shrapnel in his right knee. He later received a partial disability pension from the Veterans Administration.

James graduated from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1924. He was a farmer and a Banker. He was a long time member of the First Christian Church in Nortonville and served many years as an Elder and as church treasurer. He married Edna Lorene Ellerman, the daughter of Levi Frederick Ellerman and Josephine (Blodgett) Ellerman Dec. 29, 1923 in Topeka Kansas. They lived in St. Louis Missouri and in Kansas City Missouri before moving to a farm near Nortonville in 1926.

Atchison Daily Globe 7/14/1946

S. E. Harburger Dies After Long Illness

Samuel E. Harburger, died at 7:30 o'clock last evening at his home, 321 North Eleventh Street,

after an extended illness. When he retired in 1941, Mr. Harburger was manager of shopping service

for the Kansas City Merchants Association. Before going to Kansas City he practiced law in

Atchison many years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday at the Sawin & Douglas chapel. The Rev. Samuel

E. West. , Jr. will read the Episcopal burial rites. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be O. P. May, Maurice O'Keefe, Karl Root, Steadman Ball, J. W. Lowry and John


A son of Asher and Fannie Harburger, Samuel E. Harburger was born in Baltimore, Nov. 24, 1869.

When he was eight years old his parents removed to Centralia, Kansas where they established a

general store. After attending Kansas State college, Manhattan and Kansas University, Samuel E.

Harburger came to Atchison to read law in the office of Smith and Solomon. Later he also read law

in the office of John Buehler's grandfather, Simon Conwell at Seneca.


Upon being admitted to the bar, Mr. Harburger became an attorney in the Waggener & Orr law office

in Atchison, where he remained 25 years. Later he became a partner in the law firm of Orr &

Harburger. His partner was the late James W. Orr.

About 32 years ago, Mr. Harburger went to Kansas City to become associated in the law firm of New &

Krautoff. After a few years he was made assistant superintendent of the Jones Dry Goods Co store

an conceived the idea of a shopping service. He operated this type of business for some time and

later became manager of the Kansas City Merchants association shopping service.

June 15, 1898 he married Miss Josephine Platt of Atchison. Thirty-five years ago they built the

attractive home at 1001 Atchison Street now owned by Frank Lentz.

Besides his wife, Mr. Harburger leaves two children, Platt Harburger, San Antonio, Texas and Mrs.

Dora Wilkin, Chino, California and 2 grandchildren.

Mr. Harburger was a member of the Mason Lodge and Woodmen of the World. He was a man of gentle

manner, great tolerance and fine ideals. It was a pleasure to meet and know him. Mr. Harburger

wanted a full program of activities at all times for his hands as well as his mind and he

accomplished much during a lifetime of useful service. His was an honorable record of achievement.

Mrs. Marie Margaret Halstenberg, 92, Kansas City, MO, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2003 N.E. Englewood Road; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday August 1, at the church. Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Halstenberg was born September 25,1907, in Atchison, KS. She was the daughter of Albert and Margaretha Dahlke SCHMELING and was married to Herbert Halstenberg, Sr. in Atchison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Halstenberg, Sr. and her son Herbert Halstenberg, Jr. Survivors include: son, Albert W. Halstenberg, Sr. and wife, Naomi, Kansas City, MO; a brother, Herman Schmeling and wife, Marie, Pueblo, CO; two grandsons, Albert W. Halstenberg, Jr. and Jeffery D. Halstenberg; and two great grand daughters, Kayla Dawn and Alisha Marie Halstenberg. (Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer's White Chapel)

Hilligoss, Robert R. (Rev.) Obituary

Atchison Daily Globe

The Rev. Robert R. Hilligoss, 81, California, formerly of Atchison, died Dec. 22, 1986 in St. Mary's Health Center.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bowlin Funeral Chapel, California, with the Rev. Bob Nichols officiating. Burial was in the California City Cemetery.

Rev. Hilligoss was born March 9, 1905, at Atchison, the son of Edward M. and Ida Mae Beauchamp Hilligoss. He was married July 6,1929, to Lois E. Aldrich. She survives of the home.

He attended William Jewell College and Central Seminary, Kansas City. He was a Baptist minister for more than 30 years, serving churches in Kansas City, Sturgeon and the Friendship Baptist Church in California. He was a member of AARP.

Survivors include a son, Edward Hilligoss; Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Esther Gammill, Albuquerque, N.M.; a foster daughter, Cindy Cates of the home; a sister, Mary Smart, Rushville; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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