Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, November 15, 1899.

Martha J. (Farrell) Springer nee Cushenberry

Died: Martha J. Springer, mother of Dr. J.T. Cushenberry and Mrs. J.R. Van Ness, of this city, and C.S. Cushenberry, of Sharon township, died Wednesday, November 8, 1899, at 8 o'clock p.m., at the advanced age of 73 years. She was feeble for some time and her death was no surprise.

The funeral services were held from the residence of Dr. Cushenberry with whom the deceased made her home, on Thursday afternoon.

Martha Jane Farrell was born at Scottsville, Kentucky, July 28, 1826. She was married August 12, 1848, to Hiram C. Cushenberry. Three children were born to this union - Dr. J.T. Cushenbery, of this city, C.S. Cushenberry, of Sharon township, Barber county, and Mary A. Kimrey, of Waverly, Kas.

Her first husband died in 1859 and she was married again to Geo. W. Springer at Scottsville in 1860. One child was born to the union - Georgia VanNess, of this city. Mr. Springer died in the army in 1863.

The deceased had survived both her parents and all of her brothers and sisters. We extend sympathy to those who mourn the loss of one so near and dear.

(Card of Thanks signed by J.T. Cushenberry, C.S. Cushenberry, Mary A. Kimrey & Georgia Van Ness follows.)


(Note: This surname was spelled Cushenbery in the obituary; the spelling of Cushenberry is used on this webpage as it is the spelling most often used in local references to this family.)


Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!




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