Greenwood County Kansas Obituaries

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Zaccheus H. Hobbs
Zacceheus H. Hobbs
Zacceheus H. Hobbs was born in Indiana March 20, 1841. He died at his home in Toronto February 22, 1913, age 71 years, 11 months and 2 days. In 1870 he came with his family to Altoona, Kansas, and soon after to Woodson county where he lived two years, then to Greenwood county.

In 1876 he moved to Scott county, where he lived a year and then returned to Greenwood county and afterward to Woodson county where he lived until he died.

On January 29, 1859, he was married to Miss Mahala Cummings (Cummins) and to them were born ten children. His wife died January 15, 1907. On Nov. 12, 1907 he was married to Mrs. Mary A. Smith, who, with six sons and one daughter, survives to mourn his loss. He enlisted in the civil war in Co. D. 81st Indiana Vols. Inf.., July 26, 1862. One Feb. 11, 1864 he was transferred to the (110th) 2nd Battery Vet. Reserve Corps, and was honorably discharged August 29, 1865, having taken part in some of the severest conflicts of the war. When a young man he united with the Christian Church. Afterwards he united with the fellowship of the Baptist church. This fellowship he held at the time of his death. He was a good citizen and always helpful to others.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, conducted by Rev. J. H. Oliver and the members of the G. A. R. The body was lain to rest in the East side cemetery.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Levi C. Groseclose
THE LUTHERN OBSERVER May 26, 1905 pg 5 by Rev John A. Bright
Rev. Levi C. Groseclose, one of the oldest clergymen in the General Synod, died at his home at Eureka, Kansas, on the 2nd of May, 1905, at the advanced age of 85. For a number of years past he had been quite feeble both in mind and body, his end coming form complications incident of old age. The funeral took place from Christ's Lutheran church of Eureka, conducted by his pastor, Rev. D. H. Cramer, the funeral sermon, Job v. 26, being preached by the writer and old friend of the family.

Father Groseclose was born June 6th, 1820 in Wythe county, Va. His childhood was spend on a farm until he was twenty, when he went to college at Lexington, S. C. Later he attended Gettysburg College of several years, but owing to lack of funds was unable to complete his course there. It is said he and his companion walked several hundred miles home from the college. After teach school in Kentucky for three years, and taking a private course in theology under the direction of a pastor, he was licensed to preach by the old Southwest Virginia Synod, of which Dr. J. A. Brown was then president.

His first active work in the ministry was as a missionary in Davidson and Stokes counties, North Carolina from 1849 to 1856. Then he took a settled pastorate at Salisbury, N. C., where he remained until the summer of 1861, when he accepted a call to St. Stephen's church, near Gold Hill, in the same state. He remained at this place August 1867, when he was called to a charge at Mt. Pleasant. N. C. While he was located in this latter place he assisted quite materially in founding the Western North Carolina College at Mt. Pleasant. He remained in this pastorate until 1873, when he accepted a call to the Jonesboro pastorate, at Jonesboro, Ills. From this latter point he went to Irving, Ills., where he remained from 1984 till 1877 , when, on account of failing health, he was obliged to seek a dry climate. In the latter year he removed to Eureka, Kans., assuming charge of Christ's Lutheran church, of which he was a pastor two years, resigning on account of continued poor health. At this period he retired from the active ministry and spent the remainder of his days quietly in his Eureka home.

About three years ago he celebrated, with his good wife, his golden wedding. Mrs. Groseclose was formerly a Miss Honeycutt, sister of the late Rev. J. E. Honeycutt, of Chambersburg, Pa. He leaves a devoted wife, who for many years past has shared his sorrows and trials as a most faithful companion. Two sons survive him John, of San Marcos, Texas, and W. B. (William Bittle), of St., Louis, who is General Freight Agent of the M. K.& T. Ry., and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Weiser, of Eureka. The writer feels keenly the loss of his old friend, with whom he spent may precious hours, especially in his latter days. We hope to meet again in the better world, where the infirmities of old age will trouble us no more. Our deepest sympathies go out for the widow, as well as our warm prayers, that God may comfort her in her old age.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Leah Elizabeth Groseclose (nee) Honeycutt
Leah Elizabeth Honeycutt Groseclose
Leah Elizabeth Honeycutt was born in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, December 9, 1824, where she grew to womanhood, and was married, September 10, 1851 to Rev. Levi C. Groseclose, and came with her husband and family to Eureka, Kansas in 1874. Her husband organized the Lutheran Church here and was pastor of the church a number of years. He died in Eureka, Kansas in May 1905. Nine children were born to this pioneer couple, only three of whom are living, Mrs. Chas. Weiser of Eureka, with whom Mrs. Groseclose has made her home for a number of years, J. J. and W. B. Groseclose. She suffered a stroke of paralysis January 21, 1921, from which she never recovered, and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Weiser Friday, February 4, 1921, having reached the advanced age of 96 years 1 month and 25 days.

Funeral services were held from the residence Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P. Mennenoeh, pastor of the Lutheran church.

Burial was in the family lot in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Charles H. Weiser
Charles H. Weiser died Tuesday March 24 at his home in Eureka after an illness of several weeks. He was 74 years, 2 months and 24 days old. Mr. Weiser was born in Woodstock, Ohio, but came to Eureka may years age where he and his family resided until 1927, when they moved to Wichita. Mr. Weiser owned and operated a pop factory here and later operated a grocery store on East Fifth street. During his many hears residence here, he served continuously on the volunteer fire department. He and Mrs. Weiser returned to Eureka a few months ago to make their home.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Charles, Jr., of Pratt, Mrs. Mercedes Stevenson, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Mary Estes of Wichita.

Funeral service was conducted from the Baird Funeral Home at 2:30 this afternoon with Rev W. Wilbur Klover of Christ's Lutheran Church in charge. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Samuel Wilson
Samuel Wilson, the oldest resident of Eureka, died at his home in southeast Eureka Wednesday morning., July 9, 1913, after a long and tedious illness of several months duration. Mr. Wilson was born in Claremont county, Ohio, March 13, 1820, and was at the time of his death 93 years, 3 months and 26 days.

He was married three times, his first wife being Delilah Moyer of Darke county, Ohio. To this union 13 children were born, six of whom are living: Isaac Wilson of Eureka, James Wilson of El Dorado, George Wilson of Nashville, Okla., Mrs. Melissa Daniel of Cleveland, Ohio, William G. Wilson of Saskatchawan, Canada, and Mrs. Frances Frazier of Eureka, Kan. wife of A. Frazier. In 1885 (wrong date, fs) Mr. Wilson moved his family to Indiana, where they lived after the Civil War, removing from there to Illinois, where the lived until 1873, when they came to Kansas and lived on what is now known as the Hucklebridge farm five years, moving to Eureka in 1878, and working at his trade, that of wagon maker, for many years, giving up active work when compelled to do so by the infirmities of advancing years. Soon after moving to Eureka his first wife died.

In 1883 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Rose Rash. To them one son was born, Clarence Wilson of Okfuska, Okla. December 25, 1889 Mr. Wilson was married to Mrs. Elsa Short, who survives him. Mrs. Wilson has one son, John Shot of Reece, Kan., and two grandchildren Mrs. Glen Miller and Willie Preston of Eureka, children of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Shot Preston, who died a few weeks ago. Funeral services were held at the residence in east Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Rev. Gillette of the Christian church.

Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Forest Smith

George W. Frazier
George W. Frazier died very suddenly at his home at Toronto, Tuesday, March 21st at eleven o'clock p.m., at the age of 67 years. He has been suffering from an attack of the grippe but was not considered seriously ill, when his condition suddenly became alarming and he died in a short time.

He was an old settler, having lived in Eureka until about twenty years ago, and engaged in blacksmithing under the firm name of Frazier & Reed, when he sold his business here and bought a farm in Pleasant Grove township, where he lived until about three years ago, when he moved to Toronto and resided there until his death last Tuesday. He was on old soldier and served his country well in time of need. His wife and four children survive him, Mrs. Belle Steele, of Toronto; Mrs. Mary Dixon, of Springfield, Mo., Bert Frazier, who lives in Utah, and G. W. Frazier, Jr., of Toronto. His death came as a great shock to the family who were unprepared for the sudden blow. They have the sympathy of their many friends in the bereavement.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Nancy A. Frazier (nee) Mock
Nancy A. Frazier
Deceased, Mrs. Nancy A. Frazier (nee Mock/fs), beloved wife of Albert Frazier in the 24th year of her age. Mrs. Frazier was a native of North Carolina, but has for several years resided in Eureka. On last New Years day she united in marriage with Mr. Frazier. She was an affectionate daughter and a devoted wife, and was much esteemed by her friends and neighbors. She became deeply interested in the subject of religion more that a year ago, and those who know her most intimately believe her to be a sincere christian. She had intended uniting with the church but was hindered by feeble health. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral service, which were conducted in the Congregational church.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Al Frazier
Al Frazier, Soldier, Pioneer and Veteran Bus Driver
"The passing of Mr. Frazier remover another old timer for the ranks of the trail blazers"

Albert Frazier, Civil War Veteran, Greenwood County Pioneer, and citizen of Eureka for more than half a century, died at his home here Tuesday, August 30, 1927, at the age of 82 years.

Mr. Frazier met the first train that ever came into Eureka, a flat car excursion over the Santa Fe on July 4, 1879, celebrating the completion of the Howard Branch of that line from Emporia as far south as Eureka, and he has been meeting all other trains in this city in his capacity of local bus driver from that day to this. During recent years he has been assisted in the work by his sons, Arthur Jr. and Fred. It has been said frequently that Mr. Frazier has a larger acquaintance among traveling men than any other man in the state. They all knew "Al" as he was affectionately called and all respected him for his unfailing reliability and courtesy. For more than fifty years he has been in the employ of the government, in charge of the delivery of mail from the depots to the local post office.

Albert Frazier was born at Zanesville, Ohio, July 15, 1845, the son of Benjamin and Mary Frazier. He enlisted in the Union Army on June 7, 1862, at the age of 17 years, to serve his 90 days, then at the end of this time he re-enlisted for three years, in Company 12, 122nd Ohio Infantry Volunteers. He was captured by the Confederates and served seven months in the Libby prison. He was discharged from service of the U. S. Army, June 26, 1865, near Washington, D. C. he has been a member of the order of I.O.O.F for thirty years.

He came to Kansas in 1872, and was married to Miss Frances Wilson on July 5, 1880. There were born to this union five children, three girls and two boys, one of whom passed away in early childhood, Zelma, on August 19, 1894, at the age of four years, three months and six days.

There remains to mourn his going his noble wife, Mrs. Frances Frazier, and the following children: Mrs. May Dolasour (DeLaCour), of La Habra, California; Arthur Frazier, Fred Frazier and Mrs. Alva Wilson, of Eureka, Kansas. All were at his bedside at the time of his departure.

Mr. Frazier was a pioneer of Eureka, having been engaged in the transfer business since coming here in 1872.

He was well known by those who travel, and was respected by all who know him. He was a good citizen, a dutiful father and a faithful companion. He will be missed in the community, but his influence will be felt for good by the people with whom he had acquaintance.

Funeral service was held at the Baptist Church today at 2:30 p.m. Rev. William Little, pastor of the Baptist Church, in charge. The body was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Business houses were closed during the funeral hour.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Frances Caroline Wilson Frazier
Frances Caroline (nee) Wilson
Frances Caroline Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Delila Wilson, was born in Tippiecanoe, Layfette County, Indiana October 24, 1861 and departed this life March 10, 1949 at her home 414 North Elm St. at the age of 87 years four months and 16 days.

She came to Kansas with her parents in a covered wagon in the year of 1873.

On July 5, 1880 she was united in marriage to Albert Frazier at Emporia, Kansas. To this union were born five children. Those who preceded her in death were her husband; one daughter, Zelma, at the age of years; six sisters and six brothers. Those who survive her are two sons, Arthur and Fred of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Chas. Delacour of LaHabra, California and Mrs. Gladys Wilson of Wichita; five grandchildren, Mrs. Frances Mahskanoff, Long Beach, Calif. Betty Lou Brumback, Eureka; Virginia Lee Crane, Wichita, Gerald Gackstetter and Albert Delacours, La Habra, Calif; and half-brother Clarence Wilson, Okmulgee, Ok.; and seven great grandchildren.

She was Past Noble Grand of the Silver Leaf Rebekah Lodge. When this lodge surrendered its charter, she joined the Eastwood Rebekah Lodge 557. Mrs. Frazier was a charter member of the Women's Relief Corps.

She was a member of the Elm Street Baptist church and was an active worker as long as her health permitted. Grandma Frazier, as she was often remembered was very interested in her yard, watching as each spring drew nigh for the flowers she tended and cared. As long ass she was able she was engaged in fancy needlework and crocheting. She was very interesting in her conversations of the recollections of pioneer days and her faithfulness to her church and Sunday school. She will be remembered in her last days as she went to the final resting place by the pleasant smile on her face.

Funeral service was held from the Baird Funeral Home Saturday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev R. F. Schaechtele in charge. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Forest Smith

Lyman W. Hammond
Lyman W. Hammond was born at Newburg, now a part of Cleveland, Ohio, September 27, 1839. When a boy he moved with his parents to Vernon, Michigan, where he met and later married Martha Spaulding, this important event in his life taking place March 2, 1861. Mr. Hammond was a Civil War Vetern. He enrolled February 21, 1865, as a private in Company F, Ninth Regiment of Michigan Infantry, and was honorably discharged at Detroit, Michigan, on August 30th of that year. Soon after his discharge Mr. Hammond and his young wife moved to North Judson, Indinana, where they lived for seven years, moving then to Salina, Kansas, and two years later to Greenwood County which for the past forty-three years has been their home.

The journey from Indiana to Kansas was made in a covered wagon. They and their young children having experienced many hardships of the pioneers of those days. Six children blessed their union, all of whom are living, Miss Ella Hammond, Mrs. Fred Hurlburt, Mrs. Edith Wantland, Mrs. Ed Errickson, the only son Claude C. Hammond, and the youngest child, Myrtle, now Mrs. Jesse Favour of Beloit, Wisconsin. There are also seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. It is remarkable that Mr. Hammond's death is the first break in the entire family, for his widow survives him, their union having extended over a period of sixty years.

Mr. Hammond was a member of the Masonic order, though he took no active part in the work for several years past. All who knew him, and they are legion, would testify as to his simplicity of character, his integrity, energy, thriftiness and great kindness of heart which was especially marked toward all the animal life on the farm. To his own and to all family friends he was known as "Dad" and as such he will always be remembered. Throughout his life he had the utmost devotion and loyalty from his wife and children, and while his closing years were saddened by illness and loss of sight, he was greatly blessed in that no effort, no task, was too great if in any way the burden of his life might be lessened.

The end came Sunday morning, September 18, 1921, at three o'clock. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, September 20, at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. P. Mennenoch, pastor of the Lutheran Church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kansas.

Contributed by Sharon K. Wells

Adam Warford
Eureka Herald, Friday, September 30, 1892
We have just received the intelligence of the death of Adam Warford, of Douglas County. He died on the 26th of August at the advanced age of 96. Mr. Warford was an old resident of Greenwood County, and will be remembered by many.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Daisy Wafford
Eureka Democratic Messenger; Friday, March 15, 1889
Daisy Wafford, aged 12 years, died last Tuesday evening and was buried Wednesday. Brain fever was the cause.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Cynthia Ann Swan(n) (nee) Worford
Cynthia Ann Worford Swan(n)
Hamilton Grit
Cynthia Ann Worford was born in Decator Co., IN, September 8 1843, died in Strong City, Kansas December 29, 1923. She moved to Iowa when a child and grew to womanhood.

She was married to Barney Neal Swann, August 5, 1861. To this union seven children were born. Five are still living; two sons and three daughters: John Swann of Hamilton, Kansas, Chas. Swann of Hamilton, Kansas, Mrs. A.E. Wilson of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Mrs. W.T. Dungan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mrs. John Adkins of Strong City, Kansas, with whom she had made her home for the past two years.

She is survived by thirty seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her to the great beyond 34 years ago and two sons who died in infancy, and the other son William R. Swann, December 22, 1916.

Funeral services were conducted at Neal, Kansas, Sunday, December 30, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. F.E.Elrod of Madison, Kansas. A large crowd of friends and relatives accompanied the body to the Neal cemetery where she was tenderly laid to rest where she awaits the resurrrection morn.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Cynthia A. Smith (nee) Swann
Cynthia A. Swann Smith
Eureka Herald
Cynthia A. Smith, a resident of Eureka since 1969, died Friday, March 27, 1987 at Greenwood County Hospital here. She was 73.

Born April 10, 1913 in Piedmont, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Charles W. and Edna Beatrice Worford Swann. On April 26, 1930, she married Paul V. Smith in Augusta. They lived in McPherson, Lyons and Pratt before moving here. Mrs. Smith was an assistant librarian in Pratt.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eureka. United Methodist Women and Queen Bess Chapter No. 56 of the Order of the Eastern Star, also of Eureka. She had been serving as a star point in the local O.E.S. chapter.

Mrs. Smith was a past worthy matron of Queen Esther Chapter No. 32 of the O.E.S. in Lyons and had been elected to the Grand Cross of Colors of the Rainbow Girls. She also was a life member and past state officer of the Kansas Garden Club Association.

Survivors are Mrs. Smith's husband Paul, of the home; two daughters, Arlene Johnson, Tacoma, Wash., and Marlene Adkins, Puyallup, Wash.; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Edwin Swann, Orlando, Fla.; and five sisters, Cecil Pettyjohn, Plainville, Opal Putnam-Fox, Wichita, Lola Mayes, Madison, Jesse O'Dell, Kimball, Neb., and Viola Zimmerman, Eureka. She was preceded in death by son Jack. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kansas.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Lonnie W. Worford
Lonnie W. Worford
Lonnie William Worford, a former Greenwood County resident, died May 24, 1985 at a hospital in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 78.

Worford, the son of Buell and Ida Worford, was born July 3, 1906 near Hamillton. On February 28, 1925, he married Georgia Hillman. He moved to Oakland, Calif. in 1943 and spent the last 14 years of his life in Grover City, Calif.

Worford was a retired steamfitter.

Worford was a member of Alcatraz Lodge No. 244, A.F. and A.M. in Oakland and the Scottish Rite Bodies in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Surviving Worford are his wife Georgia; a daughter, Alma Klinger, Ventura, Calif.; two grandaughters, Carla Kratsch and Karen Snell, both of Ventura; a brother, Robert, Ventura; and six great-grandchildren, all of Ventura.

A private funeral service was hels. Cremation was carried out under the direction of Wood-Voakes Mortuary in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Frank B. Worford
Eureka Herald Oct 9, 1975
Frank Blaine Worford, son of William B. and Sarah Jane Harmon Worford, was born March 14, 1901 near Hamilton and departed this life September 23, 1975 in the Greenwood County Hospital at the age of 74.

He had spent most of his life in Greenwood County. He was a retired farmer and Stockman and after selling his farm in 1959 he moved to Emporia and resided there until 1967 when he returned to Eureka to make his home.

He was married to Sylvia M. Highsmith on October 20, 1920 in Fredonia. He was a devoted husband and father and interested in his family and was always available to assist others in time of need. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Eureka.

Survivors are the widow of the home; a daughter, Mrs. W A (Mildred) Stephens, of Dodge City; two sons, Harold B. of Wichita and Gary B. of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandaughters; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Lebanon and Buell of Ventura Calif. and a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were conducted from the Campbell Funeral Home, September 26, with interment in Grace Lawn Cemetery. Reverend Gilbert Daniel was officiating.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

William Bowen Worford
Wm. B. Worford Dead
Hamilton Grit March 10, 1932

William Bowen Worford, one of the early settlers of West Creek, died at his home 8 miles southeast of Hamilton Saturday, March 5, 1932, at the age of 73 years.

Mr. Worford was born in Iowa in 1859. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1867. The family settled in the vicinity of Hamilton where Mr. Worford resided during the remaining years of his life. His parents both died here.

He professed Christ in his early youth and lived a consistent christian life as a member of the Brethren Church.

He was united in marriage to Sarah Harmon. November 7th, 1880. 14 children were born to him 4 dying in infancy two grown daughters and two grown sons also died, one son, Ben was killed during the World war. Six sons, together with his widow survive. The sons are Bowen of Colorado, Buell, Barney and Frank, living near Hamilton, Bob of Eldorado and Louis of Wichita. ---missing line--- services. Burial was made in Quincy Cemetery.

Mr Worford was a good man a kind father and indulgent husband. He was a useful citizen and did much to aid in building up the community in which he lived. He numbered his friends by scores and he will be mourned by all who knew him.

He leaves 84 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Jennings, Mrs. Arthur Alsop of Hamilton and Mrs. Will Johnson of Virgil survive him.

Funeral services were conducted i--------------Sunday.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Sylvia Highsmith Worford
Sylvia Worford (nee) Highsmith
Sylvia Worford
Sylvia M. Worford, 85, Eureka, died Thursday, April 17, 1986 at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

The daughter of Benjamin H. and Mildred C. Akers Highsmith, Mrs. Worford was born July 2, 1900 in Howard. She attended the Paw Paw community schools in Elk County.

On October 20, 1920, Mrs. Worford married Frank B. Worford in Fredonia. They lived on a farm southeast of Hamilton until 1959, then moved to Emporia. In 1967 they came to Eureka.

Mrs. Worford was a member of the CHristian and Congregational Church.

Survivors are two sons, Harold B., Wichita, and Gary B., Eureka; a daughter, Mildred B. Stephens, Dodge City; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; and a brother, Harold Highsmith, Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Worford was preceded in death by her husband on September 23, 1975, and by three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral service was hels the afternoon of Saturday, April 19, 1986 at Campbell Funeral Home in Eureka. Dr. Gilbert Daniel, pastor of the Christion and Congregational Church, officiated. Interment was in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard.

A memorial has been established to Greenwood County Hospital.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Sherley R. Shinkle
Wichita, KS Eagle, Mon 8 Aug 1994
Shinkle, Sherley R., 62, retired farmer, died Saturday Aug 6, 1994. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia.

Survivors; wife, Marlene; sons, Bob, Tom, both of Fredonia, Roy of Windsor, Ontario; daughters, Sherlene Batson of Blackwell, Okla., Karen Pryor of Fredonia; brothers, Rex of Augusta, Larry Joe of Wichita, Max of Fall River; sisters, Bessie Hime of Fall River, Velma Fay Ghramm of Joplin; 13 grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Fall River Park.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Margaret Jane Eastwood
Margaret Jane Longenecker (nee) Eastwood
[Copied from Obituary in Newspaper(Kansas)] Margaret Jane Eastwood was born May 10, 1848 at Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Ill. and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Cope in Severy, December 21, 1927, aged 79 years, 7 months and 11 days.

She was united in marriage April 2, 1881 at Mount Carmel, Ill, to Daniel Kingsport Longenecker. They came to Kansas in the Fall of 1874, settling in Greenwood County, near Climax. She lived in the County until her death. Eight children were born to this union, 3 boys and 5 daughters. All are living except the oldest son, William Christian, who died Aug. 15, 1918. The sons are Henry Edgar of Lookeba, Okla. and John Isaac of Eldorado; the daughters are Mrs. Anna Lee of Climax, Mrs. Mary Hall, Anadarko, Okla., Mrs. Barbara Copy of Severy, Mrs. Bertha Sours of Fountain, Colo. and Mrs. Lydia Chambers, Eureka.

She is survived by one brother, James William Eastwood, of Lexington, Ky, 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. These with many other reletives and friends join with her faithful companion of nearly 51 years of wedded life in mourning her departure.

Interment was in the Brown Chapel Cemetery. Rev. L.B. Dobbs Conducted the services.

Contributed by Gene Hall

Sarah Jane Harmon
Sarah Jane Worford (nee) Harmon
Sarah Jane Harmon, daughter. of the late Alexander and Margaret Harmon, was born in Cedar County, Iowa, Feb. 26, 1861, and departed this life at Eureka hospital at 1:00 o'clock Feb. 8, 1942, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 12 days.

She came to Kansas with her parents in early childhood, Residing on a farm near Hamilton the remaining years of her life. She was united in marriage to William B. Norford (sic) Nov. 7, 1880, who preceded her in death March 6, 1932. To this union fourteen children were born, four of whom died in infancy. Two daughters Edna B. Swann and Blanche May Lane, preceded her in death in 1919. Three sons, Benjamin, who gave his life in the World War I, Bert in 1927 and Barney, in 1934. She professed Christ at an early age and united with the Church of the Brethern, living a consistent Christian life, loved and respected by all. She leaves to mourn her departure five sons, James Bowen of Ignacio, Colo., Buell A. of Neal, Robert of Russell, Lewis B. of Wichita and Frank B. of the home. Thirty-five grandchildren, forty-seven great grand children, six brothers, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

The Baird Mortuary of Eureka had charge of the funeral services which were held at the United Brethren Church in Quincy Wednesday Feb. 11, at 5:30 p. m. Interment was made at Quincy. Pallbearers were grandsons, Therald, Wayne, Robert and Billy Bob Worford, Chas and Kenneth Lane. Profusion of lovely flowers bore mute testimony of the love and esteem in which she was held by friends and neighbors.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

Edwin O'Neil Swann
The Orlando Sentinel, Tuesday, March 28, 1989
EDWIN O'NEIL SWANN, 70, 2800 Wessex St., Orlando, died Sunday. Born in Hamilton, Kan., he moved to Orlando from Warner Robins, Ga., in 1962. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the Air Force. He was a veteran of Word War II. He was a Methodist. He was a member of the Independent Order of Forresters, Air Force Staff Sergeants Association and the Retired Officers Association. Survivors: wife, Blanche M.; sons, Charles W., Augusta, Ga., Edwin O., Jr., Orlando; daughters, Blanche E., Cynthia M. Morgan, both of Orlando; sisters, Cecile Pettyjohn, Plainville, Kan., Opal Fox, Wichita, Kan., Viola Zimmerman, Eureka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Colonial Carey Hand Guardian Chapel, Orlando.

SWANN, EDWIN O'NEIL Funeral services for Edwin O'Neil Swann will be conducted Thursday at 2 pm at the Colonial Carey Hand Guardian Chapel, 2811 Curry Ford Rd. with Pastor Ron Stephenson officiating. Friends are invited and those who wish may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

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