Barber County Kansas

Sharon Valley Times, May 30, 1940.

Mrs. Carrie E. Byers Dies

Mrs. Carrie E. Byers a resident of Barber County since 1908 died at her home here Friday night. She had not been in good health for several years but seemed to be as well as usual Friday night when she retired, about three in the morning she became ill and in a few minutes was claimed by death.

Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church, Monday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. J. T. Pyle officiating assisted by Rev. H. R. Young and Mr. H. J. Parker, burial was made in the Sharon cemetery.



Carrie E. daughter of Cornelius and Matilda Carmack, was born November 4, 1861 at Lafayette, Indiana and died at Sharon, Kansas, May 25, 1940, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 21 days.

In her childhood her parents moved to Starke county, Ind., where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 18, upon the death of her mother, she assumed the responsibility of the home.

She was married to Robert S. Byers, Feb. 22, 1882, in 1886 they moved to Pawnee county, Kansas, to a homestead, later returning to Indiana. In 1907 the family moved to Harper county, Kansas and one year later moved to the Sharon community where she resided till her death.

At the age of 18 she was converted and soon joined the Free Methodist church remaining a loyal member until her death. She was a woman of deep faith and fervent prayer, greatly interested in the spiritual welfare of those around her.

She leaves to mourn her departure two sons and four daughters; Franklin, Sharon; Joseph S., Las Animas, Colo.; Elizabeth, Sharon; Isabelle, Sharon; Mae Wright, Medicine Lodge; and Carrie E. Myers, Sharon. She was proceeded in death by one son, Robert, in 1911 and her husband in 1921.

There are eight grand children, five great grand children, other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

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