Greenwood County Kansas Obituaries

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Mrs. Eunice McKenzie
Eunice Higgins McKenzie
Eureka Herald 24 February 1899
McKenzie-At the family home in this city Saturday morning, February 18, from la grippe, Mrs. Eunice McKenzie, aged 77 years and two days.

Mrs. McKenzie was taken ill January 22, and having been in poor health for sometime, the probably seriousness of the sickness was realized and the absent members of the family notified. They remained constant attendants at her bedside until death came.

Eunice Higgins was born in Butler county, Ohio, February 16, 1822. When 14 years of age she removed with her parents to Boone county, Indiana, where she resided until her marriage with Mr. B. McKenzie on March 22, 1847. They became residents of Eureka in September, 1885. Deceased united with the Christian church in early life, but when 24 years old she affiliated with the Methodist church, to which she has ever since been a devoted member. She leaves a husband and six children, five sons-John, Frank, Will, Benjamin, and M.G. McKenzie-and one daughter--Mrs. W.W. Law.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the M.E. church by Rev. C.E. Creager. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Marsha Vedder

Delia McKenzie (Mrs. H. G.)
Eureka Herald 16 Nov 1888
McKenzie-At her home in this city, Thursday, November 8th, 1888, of consumption, Delia, wife of H.G. McKenzie. (note the H is mistake)

Contributed by Marsha Vedder

Rev. J.W. McKenzie
Eureka Herald, 21 Sept 1900
The Rev. J.W. McKenzie, pastor of the Methodist church at Howard, died at his home last Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, and was buried in Greenwood cemetery, Eureka, last Tuesday afternoon. Mr. McKenzie formerly lived in Eureka, and his first wife is buried here. He was only 47 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a wife and two daughters, Ethel McKenzie and Dot McKenzie. A short funeral service was held at the Methodist church here, conducted by the Rev. A.A. Bruner. The following members of Mr. McKenzie's congregation, came to Eureka and acted as pall bearers: J.B. Dobbins, L. Scott, T.A.Barrackman, E.L. Slacker, A.L. Strang, and A. Auldridge. The following friends were also here from Howard; J.L. Ross, Geo. Ransom, Mrs. Ella Scott, Mrs. T.A. Barrackman, and Mrs. B.M. Thompson.

Contributed by Marsha Vedder

Orrie B. McKenzie
Eureka Herald, March 18, 1887
McKenzie-At the family residence on Walnut street, Saturday, March 12, 1887, at 4:30 o'clock p.m., of leucocyphemin, Orrie B., wife of Professor J.W. McKenzie aged 26 years, 7 months and 17 days.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. C.R. Rice, were held at the M.E. church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Monday, following which the body was interred in Greenwood cemetery with the beautiful ceremony of the Good Templars, of which organization the deceased was a member. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother.

Contributed by Marsha Vedder

Eureka Herald, Nov 1903
Henry Barrier, old settler of Greenwood county, died at his home in South Salem township, at 3:00 A. M. Thursday, November 5, 1903. He had been confined to his bed for the past ten years, the result of a paralytic stroke. He was past 70 years old. He was the father of Walter, Joseph and R. L. Barrier of Eureka; John, Sallie and Cora Barrier, who resided with their father in South Salem; Samuel Barrier of Fort Scott, Kansas, and T. F. Barrier of Blackwell, Okla. Mr. Barrier had lived on Fall River northwest of Eureka for more than thirty years and had the respect and friendship of all who knew him. The funeral service will be held from the family residence in South Salem tomorrow. Interment will be in the Barrier cemetery. The relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Democratic Messenger, Feb 27, 1891
Mrs. Sarah Barrier, wife of Henry Barrier, died at her late home in Salem township last Monday night, aged 60 years and 14 days. She had been feeling poorly for some time and on Monday evening was taken with a cramp or neuralgia in her lower limbs. This soon traveled upward and when it reached the vicinity of the heart, death ensued. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bagsley on Wednesday afternoon and the remains were laid at rest in the Barrier cemetery. The deceased was an old settler and stood well in the community in which she lived.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Robert L. Barrier
Democratic Messenger, March 30, 1933

Robert L. Barrier Who Came to
Greenwood County in 1870
Died March 23

Mr. Barrier Had Reached Nearly
83 Years--Died in Wichita
At Son's Home


Robert Lindsay Barrier who had been in failing health for some time, died at 8:30 P. M. Thursday, March 23, 1933, at the home, of his son, Carl C. Barrier, Wichita, Kansas, aged 82 years, 9 months and 10 days. He had made his home with his son for the past six years.

Robert Lindsay Barrier was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barrier. He was born June 13, 1850, in Lexington, North Carolina, and moved to Kansas in 1870, settling on an Upper Fall river farm, in Greenwood county.

He was married to Tamar Stewart May 16, 1875, and for many years lived on a farm near Reece. Later they were residents of Eureka for a number of years, moving to Wichita June 10, 1910.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barrier. The eldest, Agnes D. died October 24, 1884, at the age of 8 years. Four sons survive him, Otis J. Barrier, Topeka, Kansas; James H. Barrier, Los Angles, Calif.; Earl E. Barrier, Eureka, Kansas; and Carl C. Barrier, Wichita, Kansas, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Joseph L. Barrier and Walter D. Barrier, Eureka city; John Z. Barrier of the old home farm near Eureka; Rev. Thomas Frank Barrier, Skiatook, Okla., and two sisters, Miss Sarah Barrier of Eureka, and Mrs. Cora Scott of Chico, California.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A. M., Saturday, March 25, at the Culbertson mortuary in Wichita, and also at the grave at the Barrier cemetery in South Salem township, northwest of Eureka, at 2:00 P. M. Rev. Walter Clark, pastor of the West Side Presbyterian church of Wichita, conducted the services. Mr. Barrier was laid to rest by the side of his wife, Tamar E. Barrier, who died April 29, 1924.

Among the out-of-town relatives who were here to attend the funeral were the Carl C. Barrier family of Wichita, Rev. T. Franklin Barrier and wife of Oklahoma, the widow of a deceased brother, Samuel T. Barrier, his two sons, Edgar and Eugene Barrier, and daughter, Mrs. Robert Graham, all of Labette, Kansas.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Democratic Messenger, March 30, 1933
Mrs. Tamar E. Barrier died Tuesday, April 29, 1924, at 11:15 A. M., at Wichita, Kansas, aged 71 years, 6 months and 12 days.

Tamar Stewart, daughter of James and Malinda Stewart, was born in Brown county, Ohio, October 17, 1852, and moved to Illinois with her parents at an early age, and in 1869 came to Kansas, settling on Upper Fall River near Eureka, Greenwood county.

She was married to Robert Barrier May 16, 1875, and for many years lived on a farm near Reece, later they were residents of Eureka for a number of years, moving to Wichita June 10, 1910.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barrier. The eldest, Agnes D., died October 24, 1884, at the age of 8 years. Four sons survive her, Otis O., and Carl C., of Wichita, Earl E. of Eureka, and James H., of Los Angles, California. Five grandchildren, two brothers, Charles Stewart of Eureka, and Clinton Stewart of Hutchinson, and three sisters, Mrs. Linnie Shellabarber of Colorado, Mrs Dora Shore and Mrs James Mustard of Wichita.

Funeral services were held in Eureka at 2:00 P. M. Thursday, May 1, at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. F. E. Carter. Burial in Barrier cemetery in Salem township

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Earl Ernest Barrier
Eureka Herald, June 1961
Earl Ernest Barrier was born December 23 1885, on a farm six miles northwest of Eureka. He was the third son and fourth child of Robert L. and Tamar E. (Stewart) Barrier. He departed this life in Greenwood County hospital on Wednesday, June 7, 1961, at the age of 75 years, five months and 16 days.

He was baptized in the First Baptist church of Eureka in his early youth. On September 22, 1910, he was married to Ernestine Briggs of Wichita. To this union two sons and two daughters were born.

He served three years and eight months in the Army, three years of that period in the Philippine Island. He then made his home in Wichita for eight years, where he was engaged in exterior and interior decorating. The two years following he worked on government Coast Guard defense at Galveston, Texas, then moved to Greenwood county where he farmed for eight years. In 1928 he moved to Eureka where he engaged in trucking and in paperhanging and painting.

One son, Virgil W., preceded him in death in 1958.

He leaves to morn his passing his wife, Ernestine; three children. Clinton of Eureka, Denzel O'Donnell of Los Angeles, California and Jeanne Montgomery of Sacramento, California; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by Reverend Robert F. Schaechtele, were held at Baird Funeral Home on Saturday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. Military rites were conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 2712, of Eureka. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Ernestine Barrier
Ernestine Claydean (nee)Briggs
Eureka Herald, February 1973
Ernestine Claydean Barrier, daughter of William C. and Margaret E. Briggs was born near Hamilton, August 9, 1893 and departed this life February 17, 1973 at Greenwood County Hospital.

She received her education in the Eureka school system and lived in Eureka most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eureka.

On September 22, 1910 she was married to Earl Ernest Barrier at Wichita. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Virgil Wayne; one daughter, Denzel Fern O'Donnell; and two grandsons.

Survivors include one son, Clinton O. Barrier of Eureka; one daughter, Mrs. Marlo (Norma Jean) Montgomery of Sacramento Calif.; one brother, Clifford Briggs, and one sister, Mrs. Ruben (Bessie) French, both of Eureka; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at Cambell Funeral Home February 20 at 2 p.m. with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Officiating clergyman was Reverend R. F. Schaechtele.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Elwin E. Barrier
Eureka Herald, August 1979
Elwin Earl Barrier, son of Clinton Barrier and Catherine Simmons Barrier, was born February 2, 1944 in Eureka and died August 16, 1979 at his home at 418 W. Second in Eureka.

A barber who worked at a shop in Valley Center, where he lived for a time, he had also resided in Wichita.

Mr. Barrier was a member of the Christian-Congregational Church in Eureka and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Barrier, 418 W. Second, Eureka; two brothers, Carl Barrier and Glenn Barrier, both of El Dorado; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Evelyn) Walford, Emporia, and Mrs. Dwain (Sharon) Wood, El Dorado.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. from Campbell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gilbert Daniel as the officiating clergyman. Interment was in the Barrier-Ladd Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Bill Miller, Bill Pickering, Marvin Simmons, Martin Seimears, Elwyn Bilson and Lewis R. Simmons.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Harold Dean Barrier
Eureka Herald, November 1941
Harold Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Barrier was born on Oct. 6. 1940, and departed this life on November 3, 1941, at the age of one year and 28 days.

He was a baby with a sunny disposition and a loving smile for everyone. During his short life he brought a ray of sunshine and happiness to the home. He will be sadly missed by his loved ones.

He is survived by his loving parents; one sister Evelyn; one brother Carl; three grandparents, Robert Simmons of Severy, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barrier of Eureka; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral service conducted by Rev. Robt. Schaechtele, was held from the Baird Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 4. Interment in Barrier cemetery.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

William Caswell Briggs was born at Valparaiso, Indiana, on August 9, 1856, the son of Lewis and Matilda Briggs, and passed away at Oklahoma City, Okla., July 15, 1939, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 6 days.

His early life was spent in Indiana, moving to Kansas in 1878 where he lived for the major part of his life as an honest and hard working farmer.

On December 22, 1880, he was united in marriage to Margaret Harmon, of Quincy, Kansas. To this union twelve children were born. Two sons, Ervin and Louis, and four daughters, Golden Augustine, Grace Ann, Elta Ida, and Matilda Margaret, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife and six children, Addie Mae Neff, Nellie Sarah Rice, Bessie Julia French, Ernestine Claydean Barrier, and Clifford William, all of Eureka, also Frances Florence LeGate, of Oklahoma City, Okla. Forty-seven grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren wtih other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn his departure.

He was faithful always to the teachings of his church, having been baptized in early manhood in the German Baptist Church. He was an earnest believer in the Christian principles as taught in the Golden Rule, the Ten Commandments and the policy of returning good for evil and love for fellow men.

He enjoyed a full and vigorous life until his recent short illness which resulted in his death on July 15.

Funeral service was held from the Baird Funeral Home in Eureka Monday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Margaret E. Harman
Margaret E. Harman was born in Cedar County, Iowa, April 16, 1862, the daughter of Alexander and Margaret Harman, and passed away at her home in Eureka on October 18, 1940, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 2 days. She moved with her parents to Kansas at the age of 2 years, settling near Qunicy on West Creek.

On December 22, 1880, she was united in marriage to William C. Briggs. To this union twelve children were born. Her devoted companion, two sons, Ervin and Louis, and four daughters, Golden Augustine, Grace Ann, Elta Ida, and Matilda Margaret, preceded her in death.

She is survived by six children, Addie Mae Neff, Nellie Sarah Rice, Bessie Julia French, Ernestine Clayden Barrier and Clifford William, all of Eureka, also Frances Florence LeGate, of Oklahoma City; one sister, Sarah Wolford, of Hamilton, Kansas; six brothers, Charles of Spokane, Washington, James, Superior, Montana, Frank, Durango, Colo., William, Eveningshade, Arkansas, Ernest, Alaska, and Melvin, Buffalo, Kans. Forty-seven grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren with other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn her departure.

She was united with the German Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful and devoted member of the same until the end of her life.

Mrs. Briggs was a beautiful spirit, a good neighbor, a loving mother and a devoted Christian worker.

Funeral service was held from the Barid Funeral Home at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 20th, conducted by Rev. Robert Schaechtele. Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Addie May Briggs
Addie Mae Briggs, daughter of William and Margaret Briggs, was born in Greenwood county, Kansas on December 6, 1882, and passed away November 24, 1954, in Eureka, Kansas.

She was married March 16, 1900, to E. R. Chambers. To this union one child, Paul Edward, was born. Mr. Chambers and one grandson, James Allen Chambers, preceded her in death. She was later married to Solon Neff.

Addie Mae Neff joined the Pilgrim Holiness church at Toronto, Kansas, and was baptized in the Verdigris river southeast of Toronto. She lived to be a faithful Christian and she loved Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, five sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Paul Chambers; three sisters; one brother; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Solon Neff was born January 1, 1881, the son of Isaac Newton and Mary Ann Neff. He departed this life on October 13, 1965 in Iola, Kansas.

His wife, Addie M., preceded him in death on November 24, 1954.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs Sinah Lollace of Bentonville, Arkansas, Mrs. Belle Hodson of Anderson, Missouri and Mrs. Jessie Lewis of Pineville, Missouri; two brothers, Newton of Normal, Illinois and William I. of Bentonville, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held from the Baird-Campbell Chapel on Saturday, October 16, at 10:30 a. m., with burial in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. R. F. Schaechtele, Eureka, was the officiating clergyman.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

EUREKA HERALD - August 8, 1996
Clifford William Briggs, 93, of Eureka, died Sunday, August 4, 1996, at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.

He was born in Greenwood County on August 16, 1902, the son of William C. and Margaret (Harmon) Briggs. Clifford attended Greenwood County rural schools, and was raised in the Hamilton area.

He was married to Ora Scharff, to that union three children were born. On May 26, 1938, he was united in marriage to Laura Alice Boydston in El Dorado, to this union two children were born. Laura preceded him in death on July 17, 1989.

He was a lifetime resident of the Greenwood County area, and was a farmer and cattleman west of Hamilton. He was active in the democratic party and a member of the Greenwood County Historical Society.

He is survived by one son, James Briggs of Bass Lake, Calif.; three daughters, Margaret Casaurang of Lodi, Calif., Nellie Stark of Oakdale Calif., and Mary Davis of Eureka; 17 grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, Mildred McClarin and 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Campbell-Kelly Funeral Home jin Eureka on August 8 with Mr. Raymond S. Myers officiating. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in his name with the Greenwood County Historical Society. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier


Mable May, daughter of Richard and Sarah Elden Eddy, was born October 17, 1875, at Albia, Iowa, and departed this life at her home in Severy, Kansas, Thursday, December 28, 1939, at the age, 64 years, 2 months and 11 days.

The Eddy family moved to Gardner, Kansas, when Mabel was a small child. She attended the public schools there. Later the family moved to Topeka where she attended the medical institution at Topeka.

Mabel Eddy became a member of the First Methodist church at Topeka when a young woman, and after moving to Severy she united with the Salem Free Baptist church at Paw Paw, remaining a faithful member and an active worker as long as her health permitted.

Mabel Eddy was united in marriage to Robert T. Simmons of Wellsville, Kansas, May 14, 1903, at Topeka. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Simmons, of whom all survive. Eddy of Hutchinson, Kansas, Joe of Piedmont, Russell of Severy, Mrs. Walter McLean of Piedmont, Mrs John Seimears of Sun City, Kansas, and Mrs. Clinton Barrier of Eureka.

Mrs. Simmons devoted her life to her home and family, helping the sick and those in need of help in her community--in which she had lived for the last thirty years.

She is survived by a devoted husband and six loving children. Of her fifteen granchildren two have preceded her to the Great Beyond. She also leaves many loving friends and kind neighbors who mourn her going.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Severy, Saturday, December 30, conducted by the Rev. Wm. C. Hartford who read the beautiful poem "Crossing the Bar." Nellie Morss and Hattie Baughman of Howard, sang "Going Down the Valley" and "Only Mother".

Interment was in the Severy cemetery. (Error, should read Crisco Cemetery, Elk County)

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Eureka Herald, April 16, 1998
Catherine Barrier, 84, of El Dorado, formerly of Eureka, died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at the Beverly Health Care Center.

She was born June 19, 1913, on the family farm near Severy, the daughter of Robert P. and Mable (Eddy) Simmons. She attended the Upper Paw Paw Grade School and was a graduate of Severy Rural High School in the class of 1931.

On October 16, 1931, she was united in marriage to Clinton Oscar Barrier in Eureka. They made their home in Eureka, where she was a homemaker and worked as a sales clerk for Zenishek's Department Store for 16 years and DeVoe's Fashion for seven years.

Barrier was a member of the Christian and Congregational Church of Eureka and held membership in the Golden Age Club, Queen Bess Chapter NO. 56, Order of Eastern Star, a life member of V. F. W. Post 2712 Ladies Auxiliary and the Eureka Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years. She was a longtime volunteer for the Red Cross and the Greenwood County Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband preceded her in death on January 7, 1987. She moved to El Dorado in 1996 to be near her family.

Survivors include two sons Carl Barrier and Glenn Barrier, both of El Dorado; two daughters Evelyn Joan Walford of Springfield, MO., and Sharon Kay Woods of El Dorado; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sons, Harold Dean Barrier and Elwin Earl Barrier, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held April 14 at the Campbell-Kelley Funeral Home in Eureka with Rev. Stan Seymour, Pastor of the First Christian Church of El Dorado officiating. Interment followed in the Barrier Cemetery northwest of Eureka.

A memorial has been established in her name with V. F. W. Post 2712 Ladies Auxiliary. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

I. T. Garrison
Israel Tennis Garrison was born at Montezuma, Pike Cty, IL July 24, 1844 and died at his home in Eureka, KS, October 3, 1929, aged 85 years, 2 months and 9 days.

He was married to Emily Susan Lucas September 5, 1868. They moved from IL to Lyon Cty, KS in April 1869. In February, 1870, they moved to Greenwood Cty, KS. His wife preceded him in death December 10, 1924.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, 2nd IL Cavalry, and in 1863 he enlisted with Company I, 99th IL Volunteer Infantry. In the fall of 1865 he was mustered out at New Orleans. He was a member of Dick Yates Post G.A.R. He took an active part in reunions and all gatherings of the Old Soldiers.

He is survived by 6 children: H.B.; W.L.; and Dr. G.B. Garrison; Mrs Stella Rew, Mrs Anna Kerr, Mrs Nola Forsythe. Also eighteen grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Mr Garrison was one of the successful stockmen and farmers of Greenwood Cty.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Monday October 7. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Clarinda Troemel

Wm L Garrison
Eureka Messenger 8/3/1939
"Wm L Garrison Dies"
Prominent Farmer and Stockman died in Heart Attack Early Sunday Morning
Served as Treasurer of Greenwood County Two Terms 1923 to 1927
Helped Organize Church

The many friends of W.L Garrison and family were shocked to learn of his sudden death which occurred at one o'clock Sunday morning, July 30, 1939 at the home of his daughter, Mrs Oscar A Johnson, 308 S Main, Eureka, KS. He was ill only a short time.

William Lloyd Garrison, the oldest child of I.T. and Emily Garrison, pioneer settlers of Greenwood County, was born in Lyon Cty, KS July 28, 1869 and at the time of his death, July 30, 1939, was aged 70 years and 2 days.

His education was obtained in the district schools and the Salina Business college. In early youth he came with his parents to Greenwood Cty, settling on a farm near Utopia where the greater part of his life was spent, farming and dealing in cattle and other livestock.

On October 30, 1895, he was united in marriage to Rose B Weathers. Seven children were born to Mr and Mrs.Garrison. Two sons preceded him in death, an infant son in 1897 and Harvey Town in 1904.

Mr Garrison is survived by his wife, Rose B.,and five daughters, Mrs O.A. Johnson, Eureka, her twin sister, Mr H R Allen, Ottawa Beach, MI, Mrs Wayne Potter of Neal, Mrs Charles Todd, Fredonia, and Mrs Lyman Hawthorne, Eureka; six grandsons and four granddaughters including the talented twin daughters of Mrs. Allen, Jane and Jean Allen. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters living in distant states.

In the year 1913, Mr Garrison and his family moved from the farm home to Eureka, residing here until 1931 when he returned to his farm on Homer Creek. He served as treasurer of Greenwood Cty two terms 1923 to 1929. He helped to organize the Homer Creek Baptist church and was a charter member and trustee of the church, having joined the Baptist church at an early age.

Funeral services with an overflowing attendance were held at the Baird Funeral Home at 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning conducted by Rev.Robert Schaechtele. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Clarinda Troemel

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