Barber County Kansas

John & Elizabeth (Lester) Durfee

John and Elizabeth Durfee, Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of  Carol (Lake) Rogers.
John and Elizabeth Durfee, Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Carol (Lake) Rogers..


The Barber County Index, December 25, 1941.

Obituary: John Durfee

John Durfee was born February 13, 1850 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He departed this life December 17, 1941 at Lake City, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 4 days.

In 1861 he with his family moved to California, where he resided until 1871 coming then to Syracuse, Kansas, where he lived until 1895 when he came to Lake City, Kansas. There he resided until his death.

January 26, 1881 Mr. Durfee was married to Elizabeth M. Lester at Granada, Colorado. To this union were born five children. His wife departed this life May 12, 1938. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, Gertrude Cooke of Lake City , Kansas; Henry, Hotchkiss, Colo.; Fred, Crawford, Colo.; Edna Ritchie, Syracuse, Kansas; Mildred Marquand, Hotchkiss, Colo.; one stepson Murray Davis, Lake City; one sister, Mrs. I. B. Braden, Pasadena, Calif., his grandchildren and a host of friends.


John and Elizabeth Durfee are buried in the Lake City Cemetery.

Lake City Plot Map, Barber County, Kansas
From Standard Atlas of Barber County, Kansas, 1905.


Thanks to Carol (Lake) Rogers for contributing the photo which appears at the top of this page and to Kim Fowles for arranging the contribution. Thanks to Shirley Brier for the obituary.




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