Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, November 13, 1901.

Mrs. Orsey McCorkle

Mrs. Orsey McCorkle died in this city, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Rhodes, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1901, at 10:30 a.m.

Orsey Forwards was born in Trumbull Co., O., Oct. 18, 1826. She was married to John McCorkle in 1845 and came to Kansas in 1857 and settled in Chase county.

In spite of the hardships of pioneer life they built a nice home which she owned at the time of her death. Her husband died July 11, 1890.

She was a patient sufferer with Asthma for 40 years. In spite of her suffering she was always cheerful and loved by all who knew her. The funeral sermon was preached at the home of Mrs. Rhodes at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning by Elder W. T. McLain of the Christian church, of which she was a member.

She leaves four children to mourn her loss: Mrs. Celia Zellars, of Topeka, Mrs. L. M. Barr, of Harper, and Mrs. W. S. Rhodes and J. E. McCorkle of this city. The remains were taken to Chase county for burial.

Card of Thanks.

We are abundantly thankful to the many friends and neighbors for their assistance and expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of our kind and beloved mother.

John McCorkle and Wife.
W. S. Rhodes and Wife.
Mrs. Alice Barr.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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