Greenwood County Kansas Obituaries

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Mrs. Wilma Ernestine Oliver Schwab
Madison News - 30 October 1941
Mrs. Clarence Schwab Is Fatally Injured
Mo.-Pacific Train Hits Schwab Truck at Crossing One Mile East of Lamont Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Clarence Schwab was fatally injured and Mr. Schwab was injured Tuesday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock when the Missouri-Pacific freight and passenger train struck their International truck at the railroad crossing one mile east of Lamont. Mrs. Schwab died at Newman Memorial hospital at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday night. Apparently neither Mr. or Mrs. Schwab saw the approaching train. The truck, which was going south, was struck almost in the center on the right side. The train was going east, having just left Lamont, and was not traveling very fast. The impact evidently threw Mrs. Schwab out of the truck and directly in the path of the train. The train ran over her right arm, severing it at the elbow. Mrs. Schwab was lying about 30 feet up the track from where the truck was struck. She also suffered a concussion an Clarence Fankhouser, who was working just north of the scene of the accident, said he did not see the approaching truck, but heard the impact of the wreck and went at once to hilp. Mrs. Schwab was brought to Madison in the Dewey Evans car and Lincoln Thornton brought Mr. Scwab in his car. Medical aid was not available at once in Madison, so the injured were taken on to Newman hospital in the same cars. The cars carrying the injured folks were met at the Emporia city limits by a police car and State Hig J. H. Winchell, of LeRoy, conductor of the train which collided with the Schwab truck, came as far as Madison with the injured people. He said both Mr. and Mrs. Schwab were unconscious when they were picked up after the accident. D. D. Lipsey, LeRoy , was was the engineer on the train.

Mrs. Schwab was born at Hamilton, February 28, 1916, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pheanis Oliver. She was married at Eldorado, Kansas, on June 11, 1936, to Clarence Schwab of Lamont. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. M. P. Cook, of Madison; her father, Pheanis Oliver, of Hamilton; two brothers, Howard Oliver and Leonard Oliver of Kansas City, Mo.; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Pusey, of Moline, Ill.

Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon, Oct. 30, at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Madison. Interment will be made in No. 8 cemetery at Madison.

Contributed by James Holland

Mrs. William Johnson
Alma Worford
Alma Worford was born March 22, 1876, near Hamilton, Kansas. She was the daughter of james and lucinda Worford -- the youngest of twelve children. She departed this life January 10, 1952, in the Newman hospital at Emporia, Kansas, at the age of 75 years, nine months and 19 days.

She was married to WIlliam Johnson December 21, 1896, in the Methodist parsonage at Hamilton. To this union were born six daughters and two sons. Three daughters and one son preceded her in death. Besides these her father and mother and seven brothers preceded her. She is the last of their family.

Those who survive her passing, besides her aged husband are: Fern Gillespie of Caney, Kansas; Lela Kussman of Virgil, Kansas; Erma Lacey of Wichita, Kansas and Earl Johnson of Madison, Kansas. Also fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, besides other relatives and her many friends.

She was a faithful member of the Methodist church, a long time member of the Ladie's Aid, a Royal Neighbor and a good neighbor.

She was always willing and ready to help others. Never tiring, never complaining, she was always doing her best whenever needed. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. For to know her was to love her.

Funeral services at the Methodist church of Virgil was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wm. H. Zimmerman. Music was by Mrs. E. L. Clark and the singing by Mr. Willard Shaw, the principal of the Virgil grade school.

Contributed by Debbie Wafford

John Edward Smith
Eureka Herald
John Edward Smith, son of Mr.and Mrs. Jack Smith was born in Cowley, County November 17, 1874 and passed away at his home in Eureka June 23, 1948 at the age of 74 years 7 months and 6 days.

At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Greenwood County and lived in the vicinity of Virgil nearly all his life.

He was united in marriage to Della Robinson and to this union were born ten children. One son, Clarence, preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow of the home, six sons, Clint, Lee, and Albert of Eureka, Claude of Salinas, Californis, Frankie of Wichita and Sherman of Madison; three daughters, Ella Smith of Virgil, Nora Crooks of Eureka and Bertha Griffith of Adrian, Mo. He also leaves one brother, Alfred Smith of Idaho, Thirty-one grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

At the age of sixteen he was baptized into the United Brethren church at Virgil. He was a kind loving and thoughtful husband and father and will be sadly misssed by all who knew him.

Funeral service was held from the Baird Funeral home in Eureka conducted by Rev. A.W. Johnson Sunday, June 27. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery

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Clint R. Smith
Clint R. Smith, 87, Eureka, died at Greenwood County Hospital here on Friday, June 10, 1988.

Born in Gridley on May 13,1901, Smith was the son of John E. and Cora (Robinson) Smith. The family later moved to Fredonia, where he went to school.

Smith was married to the former Kate Havens. They had six children.

Smith had lived in Eureka since 1947 and was a retired bricklayer and cement mason.

Survivors are two sons, Ray, Stockton, Mo., and Don, Raytown Mo., two daughters, Helen Sapp and Doris Buce, both of Deepwater, Mo., seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank, Fall River, Sherman, Madison, and Albert, Eureka; two sisters, Nora Crooks and Ella Culbertson, both of Eureka; and several nephews, nieces and other relatives. Smith was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers, a sister and a longtime companion, Inez Gaffney, who died September 5, 1986.

The funeral service was held at Campbell Funeral Home in Eureka the morning of Monday, June 13, 1988. Harry Sharp, pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Chruch in Eureka, officiated. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery here.

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Claude Edward Smith
Claude Edward Smith, son of John E. and Cora (Robinson) Smith, was born in Reed Springs, Stone county, Mo., November 8, 1908 and departed this life in Reece, May 23, 1972.

He was married to Mabel Irene Hyson, December 22, 1927 in Emporia. He had resided in Greenwood County most of his life. His occupation was a carpenter. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four brothers, Clint of Climax, Albert fo Eureka, Frankie of Wichita, and Shermen of Emporia; three sisters, Ella Smith of Eureka, Mrs. Kenneth (Nora) Crooks of Neal and Mrs. Arthur (Bertha) Griffith of Wichita. His parents and two brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held from the Campbell Funeral Home on May 26, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Reverend R. F. Schaechtele was officiating clergyman.

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Susan H. (Miller) Smith
The Leader: Virgil, Kansas - October 13, 1905
Susan H. (Miller) Smith born Davis County, Indiana. March 6, 1846 and died Virgil, Kansas October 7, 1905 age 59 years, 7 months. Married to Jackson C. Smith in 1864. survived by husband, and five sons. Services by Rev. Jones at U.B. Church Sunday. Burial in the Virgil cemetery.

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Sherman C. Smith
Sherman C. Smith, 79 of Madison, died Wednesday, January 10, 1990 at Newman Hospital in Emporia.

The son of John and Della (Robinson) Smith, he was born March 1, 1910 in Missouri.

He lived most of his life in Greenwood County.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator having worked for Lyon County and Harold Vaughn.

He was united in marriage to Irene C. Scharff, December 12, 1931 in Eureka. She preceded him in death April 29,1978.

On June 28,1980 he was married to Gleneta Osborne in Clinton, Minn. She survives him at the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jim Smith, Cherryvale; a step son, Harold Loveland, Caldwell; two daughters, Evelyn Haudek, Topeka, and Hazel Bowers, Chester, Va.; two brothers, Albert Smith, Eureka, and Frankie Smith, Fall river; two sisters, Ella Culbertson and Nora Crooks, both of Eureka, 16 grandchildren, one step grandchild, 17 great-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Bob Smith, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, at the Wilson Funeral Home in Madison. Interment was at Blakley Cemetary, Madison

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William Ellsworth Stewart
William Ellsworth Stewart was born March 16, 1868 near Albia, Iowa, the eldest son of thirteen children of James and Camelia Stewart, and died September 3, 1949 at the age of eighty-one years, five months and 18 days.

He was married to Alice Jane Forrest on December 11, 1886. This union was blessed with four children, one son and three daughters.

In 1889 the Stewarts moved to Greenwood county residing in the Farmington neighborhood until 1922 at which time they moved to Eureka to occupy their present home.

Both Mr. Stewart and his wife became members of the Methodist church at the same time in December 1889 and have been faithful in attendance and active in the support of the church and all of its activities.

He became a charter member of the Farmington Grange No. 1474 40 years ago and was an active member at the time of his death.

Mr. Stewart has been bailiff of the District Court in Eureka for the past 21 years and had a wide acquaintance among the legal profession.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Jane; daughters, Nellie Braden of Hamilton, Mertie Beedles of Eureka, and Evelyn Tanner of Wichita. His son, Fred, preceded him in death on April 17, 1926. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Other relatives surviving him are two brothers and a sister, S.E. Stewart of Eureka, Ernest Stewart of Hamilton, Iowa, and Mrs. Cora McLeod of Melcher, Iowa, and a number of nephews and nieces.

He was well known and respected in the community and leaves a host of friends and acquaintances as he never knew a stranger.

Funeral service was held at the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, September 6, at 2:30, with the Rev. A.W. Johnson, pastor, in charge.

Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons of Mr. Stewart.

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Emaline Jenne
Eureka Herald: May 1,1873
Emaline Jenne, wife of Seth A. Jenne, died of spotted fever, near Quincy, Greenwood County, Kansas March 22,1873. The deceased was born in Herkimer County, New York, March 31,1827 moved to Michigan in the fifteenth year of her age. Was married to her present bereaved husband, December 12,1843, made a profession of religion the following winter and joined the Freewill Baptist Church, in which she lived an acceptable member until the fall of 1870, when she immigrated with her family to Kansas. Here she cast her lot with the Methodist Episcopal church. Her christian life was highly exemplary. She leaves an affectionate family and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. In her, the husband lost an affectionate companion, the children a tender and christian mother, the church a faifthful member and the suffering a tried friend. Her christian graces scattered sunshine where ever she moved. The Saviour, whom she served through life, comforted her through life, comforted her through the valley and shadow of death. She sunk away with the beauty and serenity of the setting sun when all nature is hushed in calm repose, only to rise in a brighter hemisphere. Written by W.S. Stewart Virgil, April 19,1873.

Contributed by Sharon L. Dodson

Olin Elmer Hunt
Olin Elmer Hunt, 68, from 1908 until 1930 a resident of the Tulelake and Klamath Falls communities died February 11 at Ashland in the Community Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Hunt was born in Salina Co, Kansas, May 7, 1887. He came to Oregon in 1908 and homesteaded in the Tulelake District where he operated a farm. He moved a number of years ago to Klamath Falls and the family resided at 126 Georgia until 1932 when Mr. Hunt moved his family to Warrenton, OR. They lived there until 1944 when they moved to Ashland. Mr. Hunt suffered a stroke several weeks ago and failed to recover. Mrs. Hunt preceded her husband in death in May, 1945.

Survivors include two sons, Donald E. Hunt of Lakeview, former secretary of the Klamath Falls Elks Club and Cecil Hunt of Bonanza; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Hansen and Mrs. Ada Morris, both of Klamath Falls; Mrs. Beulah Reed of Portland, Mrs. Hazel Galbreath and Eunice Hunt, both of Kirkland, Wash.

Final rites will be held from the Litwiller Funeral Home, Ashland at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Interment in the Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland."

Grew up and married Nettie Miller in Greenwood Co KS

Contributed by Eunice Goetz

Harry D. White
Eureka Herald, August 14, 1930
Relatives and friends were shocked when news of the sudden death of Harry D. White was telephoned in Tuesday morning from the field where he was working. Mr. White who operated one of the road tractors engaged in road work in Greenwood County, was working with a road gang near the Skelly pumping station about three miles northwest of the Norwegian church. He had just finished oiling the machine and called back to the men that he was ready to start, when he fell over, dead. Death was caused by a sudden attack of heart trouble from which he had been suffering for about a year. The Baird Mortuary was called and an ambulance was sent out to bring the body back to Eureka. The family home is at 221 N. Sycamore, Eureka. Harry D. White was born at Eureka, Kansas, May 8, 1880, and departed this life Tuesday, August 12, 1930, at 8:30 AM. When fifteen years of age he united with the Congregational church at Guthrie, Okla. On July 23, 1910, he was married to Miss Juanita Warren who survives him. He also leaves to morn his death, four sons, Harry D. Jr., Claude Frederick, James Hadley and Warren Amos, ranging in age from 5 to 15 years, his mother, Mrs. Sophia Hurlburt who makes her home with her sisters, Miss Ella Hammond and Mrs. Minnie Errickson, at the Hammond home west of Eureka. Claude Hammond is an uncle. Mr. White has spent practically all of his life in Eureka and was well known. He was a sociable man, fond of music, and was a violinist of ability. His sudden death brings sadness to many friends who sympathize with the bereaved family. Funeral services are being held from the Lutheran church at 2:30 this afternoon. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Sharon Wells

Juanita A. White-Vagana
Wichita Eagle Becon- Date unknown
Juanita A. Vagana, 75, 4420 E. Kinkaid, resident here since 1953, died Sunday. She was born May 21, 1892 in Birmingham, Ala., and was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Amos White, Wichita; a stepson, Frank L. Vagana, Hoisington, Kan.; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday in Byrd-Snodgrass Funeral Home downtown. Burial will be at 2 PM Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kan.

Contributed by Sharon Wells

Mrs. Martha Hammond
Martha Rachel Spaulding
From Eureka, Unknown date
Martha Rachel Spaulding was born at Vernon, Michigan, November 22, 1843, and departed this life Friday, September 6, at her home north of Eureka, at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Lyman W. Hammond, March 2, 1861. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, Miss Ella Hammond, Mrs. Sophia Hurlbut, Mrs. Edith Wantland, Mrs. Minnie Errickson, Claude Hammond of Eureka, and Mrs. Myrtle Favour of Arcadia, California, all of whom remain to cherish the blessed memory of the mother, also of their father, Lyman W. Hammond, who died September 18, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond came from Indiana with their five small children in a covered wagon in the year of 1876, taking six weeks to make the journey to Salina, Kansas, where they remained for two years. In 1878 they came to Greenwood County which place has since been their home. Mrs. Hammond was affectionately known as "Grannie" by the family and a host of friends. Having lived more than fifty years in Greenwood County, she knew the meaning of the hardships of pioneer days and the memory of the past made the comforts of the present more enjoyable by contrast. Her cheerful smile, unselfish life and outstanding personality will always be remembered as a benediction by those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the family home, conducted by Rev. C. N. Swihart. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Sharon Wells

Claude E. Hammond
Eureka paper- unknown date
Claude E. Hammond, only son of Lyman W. and Martha Hammond, was born August 29, 1874, and departed this life Monday, December 3, at 4:30 AM, being 60 years, 3 months and 5 days old at the time of his death. When three years of age he came with his parents by covered wagon to Salina, Kansas, and two years later from there to Greenwood County, settling on a farm twelve miles southwest of Eureka. After a few years the family moved to Eureka. Here he received his education in the Eureka schools. At an early age he commenced farming with his father on the farm west of Eureka which partnership continued by him since that time, a period covering 38 years. He was united in marriage to Luella Gray, November 23, 1899. To this union one daughter was born, now Mrs. Merle Allen. He was stricken with fatal illness about two weeks ago, but was not thought serious as he was up and about the home a day or so before his death. His going was a great shock to his family and friends. Claude's was a most genial personality, and his friends were legion. To know him was to love him. He made friends and had no enemies. Indeed, it would be hard to find a man in any community better neighbor than was Claude. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his widow and daughter, Mary, four sisters: Miss Ella Hammond and Mrs. Myrtle Favour of Arcadia, California, Mrs. Minnie Errickson and Mrs. Sophia Hurlbut of Eureka. Besides these there are many other relatives and a host of friends. One sister, Mrs. Edith Wantland, preceded him nearly five years ago. he will be sadly missed by the entire community. The funeral services were held from the home Thursday, December 6, 1934, at 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev. Eugene Kramer of the Methodist Church. Interment was in the Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Sharon Wells

Margaret Mahala Curry Holland
Maggie Curry was born in New York State in the year 1866 June 12 and died in Madison, Kansas, June 9, 1920, age 53 years, 11 months, and 27 days.

She came with her folks to Kansas in August of 1884 and settled on a farm southwest of Madison. Here she was married to Jas. R. Holland, in February 1886. To this union were born four children, Earl Holland and Mrs. May Oliver of Hamilton and Mrs. Sarah Oakley and Mrs. Amy Oliver of Madison. Thirteen grandchildren and five borthers, Amos, Can and James of Madision, Will of Iowa, and her aged husband Jas. Holland are left to mourn their loss.

A loving companion, an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, and a true friend has passed from among us, no more are we cheered by her smile, inspired by her good advice and made strong by her confidence.
- J. C. Paschal.

Contributed by James Holland

John Wesley Holland
Heart Attach Fatal To John W. Holland
Former Greenwood County Farmer Is Found Dead Near His Home In Wichita
John Wesley Holland, 74, 1228 South Waco street, Wichita, retired Greenwood County farmer, was found dead at 10:30 o'clock last Thursday morning. Dr. L. F. Bowman, Sedgwick county coroner, attributed his death to heart failure.

The body was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Curtis E. Donnelly when they started to enter the east gate of the wood yard near Lincoln and McLean boulevard, a short distance from the Holland home.

Besides his widow Estella, Mr. Holland is survived by three daughters and two sons. The children are Velma and Walter of the home; Mrs. Robert Byall of Hamilton; Mrs. Marvin Wilson of Wichita and Harry Holland of Blackwell, Okla., There are five grandchildren.

The Hollands moved to Wichita about 12 years ago from the Seeley neighborhood southwest of Madison.

Funeral services were held at the Martin Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with burial in Memorial Lawn cemetery in Wichita. Mrs. Willis Oliver, Gladys and Randall, were among those from here to attend the funeral.

Mr. Holland liked to go to the yards to talk to friends and it is thought that he was on such a trip when stricken.

Contributed by James Holland

Bertha Alice Werts Edwards
HAMILTON - Bertha A. Edwards, formerly of Hamilton and Emporia, died Wednesday at the Madison Manor nursing home.

Mrs. Edwards taught school in Coffey County many years ago. She was a member of the United Methodist Chuirch and United Methodist Women at Hamilton. She also served on an elementary school board at Hamilton and was a life member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Mrs. Edwards was a life member of Madison Star Chapter 350 of the Order of the Eastern Star at Madison.

The daughter of Eugene and Edna Vannocker Werts. Bertha Alice Werts was born near Gridley on June 23, 1893. She lived in Hamilton from 1915 until 1980, when she moved to Emporia. She was a resident of the Madison Manor since May, 1985.

She married William H. Edwards in April, 1915, in Emporia. He preceded her in death, as did a son, John E. Edwards. Three brothers and a sister also died earlier.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by two daughters: Mertie Edmondson of Lawrence and Helen Shannon of San Juan Capistrano, Califo.; a brother, Glen Werts of Chico, Calif.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hamilton. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery, west of Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bertha A. Edwards Scholarship Fund at Emporia State University or to the United Methodist Church of Hamilton. Contributions may be sent to Wilson Funeral Home at Madison, which is in charge of arrangements.

The coffin will be open from noon today until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The coffin will be closed at the church.

Contributed by James Holland

Francis Joe Simmons
EUREKA HERALD - November 1952
Francis Joe Simmons, 45, of Piedmont died Sunday afternoon, November 9, at St. Francis hospital in Wichita after a long illness.

Mr. Simmons was born July 22, 1907 at Piedmont. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge of Piedmont and Flint Hills encampment.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy; three daughters, Mrs Frances Robinson, Emporia; Betty Jane and Linda, both of the home; three sons, Marvin, Larry and David, all at home; two brothers, Eddie of Hutchinson and Russell of Severy; three sisters, Mrs Walter McLean, Piedmont; Mrs John Siemears, Piedmont, and Mrs Clint Barrier, Eureka.

Funeral Service and burial was at Piedmont.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Daisy Cynthia Simmons, 81, of Eureka, homemaker, died Thursday, June 18, 1992, at Greenwood County Hospital. Services are 10:30 A.M. Saturday at Campbell-Kelly Funeral Home with Burial following in Cresco Cemetery in Elk County. The Rev. Gerald Zuck, pastor of the Toronto Christian Church will officiate the services.

She was born Jan. 31, 1911, near Thayer, to Henry Elmer and Rachel (Babcock) James and was raised in the Neodesha area until age 6 when her family moved to northern Elk County. She attended rural schools and Severy High School.

On June 1, 1928, she and Francis Joe Simmons were married in Howard. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1952.

Survivors include: sons, Marvin of Wichita, David of Oklahoma City; daughters, Frances Langley of Emporia, Betty Evenson of Eureka, Linda Powers of ElDorado; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sons, Melvin, Charles and Larry, and two brothers and one sister.

Contributed by Glenn Barrier

Mrs. Ida May Ellis Curry
OBITUARY - Mrs. Ida May Ellis Curry
Mrs. Ida Curry, well known Madison farm woman, died last Wednesday at her home west of Madison.

Ida May Ellis was born at Brownsville, Nebraska, on April 1, 1867. She moved to Kansas while still a small girl, and spent her early life near Eureka. She taught school for one year at District 94, now known as the Seeley School, southwest of Madison.

On January 28, 1886, she was married to Daniel J.(Jarvis) Curry. They immediately bought and settled upon a farm along Willow Creek, seven miles southwest of Madison, and here she spent the remaining 57 years of her life. She passed away in her own home on January 27, 1943, aged 75 years, 9 months and 27 days.

She was the mother of eight children, four of whom have preceded her in death. The four remaining children are: Mrs. Nellie Uhl, Ralph Curry, and Miss Daisy Curry, of Madison, and George Curry of White River, South Dakota. Her husband died in 1933.

In her childhood, Mrs. Curry united with the Methodist Church. In recent years she has been a faithful attendant and loyal devoted worker in the Christina Church of Madison.

In the three-quarters of a century during which she lived, Mrs. Curry saw a great deal of local and state history in the making. The crew of workmen who built the Santa Fe railroad through Greenwood County were fed at her mother's house, and Mrs. Curry, then a child, was a passenger on the first train over the new track. Throughout her entire life she gave her earnest support to every worthwhile enterprise. She will be lovingly remembered for her work in the community, shschoolnd church activities, and as a neighbor who went readily wherever there was sickness or trouble.

Besides her children, Mrs. Curry leaves ten grandchildren, a half sister, Mrs. David Carson of Kansas City, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Madison Christian Church. Rev. S. H. Barley, pastor of the church, conducted the services. Mrs. Barley sang, "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," accompanied by Miss Pearl Brumbaugh. Internment was in the Curry Cemetery, west of Madison.

Contributed by James Holland

James R. Curry
James R. Curry Dies
James R. Curry died last Monday evening, September 14, at St. Mary's Hospital in Emporia, following an illness of about two months. His death comes as a shock to his many friends in Madison.

James Roscoe Curry was born June 15, 1863, in Ogle County, Illinois, and closed his life's work September 14, 1931, at 7:32 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital, Emporia, Kansas. He had attained the mature age of 68 years, two months and 29 days. He grew to young manhood in county of his birth and when twenty years of age he moved to Oregon, Illinois, where he attended Wells College for a period of two years. Then with his parents he came to Greenwood County, Kansas, and located on a farm seven miles southwest of Madison.

On March 5, 1890, he was united in marriage to Bettie Elizabeth Welch. Two years after their marriage they moved to Emporia where they operated a hotel. Then two years later they returned to Madison and engaged in the mercantile business and he continued in this occupation until about one year previous to his death.

Those who survive to mourn his going are the faithful wife; three brothers, W. O. Curry, D. J. Curry, and W. I. Curry, and a number of other relatives and friends. His parents, two sisters and one brother have preceded him in death. In early youth he united with the church of the Brethren. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church on Wednesday afternoon, September 16, at 2:00 o'clock, M. D. Bryant, of Peabody, delivered the sermon. F. M. McDonald gave the scripture lesson and E. H. Knepp offered the prayer. Mrs. Lois Hamilton, Mrs. C. B. Myers, J. E. Pritchard and Z. C. Gilman sang the funeral hymns with Miss Pearl Brumbaugh at pianist. The pallbearers, Dan Imthurn, W. E. McGilvray, W. H. Hamer, E. B. Shaffer, Jim Moran and W. L. Jones. Internment was made in the new Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia, and was in charge of the Knights of Pythias.

Contributed by James Holland

Amos Curry
Amos Curry Passes Away
Wasted for weeks and months by enervating disease and fatigue, he quietly and peacefully passed away at 10:20 on the morning of October 2, 1928, at his home in Madison.

During his long illness-for he had practically been a invalid for years but only confined to his room and bed for the past six months, he was cheerful, for by nature Amos was an optimist and few things worried him. Physically he was a big, strong man and came of a hardy Scotch-Irish ancestry, who came to the United States some time late in the seventeenth century, settling in New York state where Amos was born in 1853. His father and grandfather were agriculturalists and he followed the ancestral pursuit of his forbearers. When but a youth he came with his father's family to Illinois, settling on a farm near Haldane. His early manhood was spent in that state, where he married Miss Dollie Weller on November 16, 1880, and four years later came with his wife and young son to Greenwood County in 1884, buying 320 acres of land on Willowcreek, a few miles southwest of Madison. For almost a quarter of a century he tilled the ground at that place carrying on a stock business of no mean proportion. He was a good businessman and so successfully did he apply business rules to farming and stock raising that he soon was a factor for influence among the stockmen of the county.

On the Willowcreek farm the nucleus of a competency was layed in a few years that enabled him and his good wife to retire from the farm and move to Madison, buying and remodeling the home where they now live. A few years later he purchased the 100 acres known as the Scott farm and placed one of his sons on it. When the Stewart Martindale farm was placed on the market, Amos purchased it and so strong was the call of the wild to him and his wife that they moved and lived there for several years, later coming back to town where he died. Both of the farms bought after moving to Madison are a few miles west of town and are among the most fertile in the community. Like many others he enjoyed considerable profit from the oil boom, leasing and selling his royalty to good advantages.

Amos was a good mixer, fond of his friends and enjoyed having them around him. He was a Madison Woodman and a charter member of the Madison Knights of Pythias lodge. The latter had charge of his funeral at the Methodist Church, Friday afternoon, Ocotber 5, Rev. Drew R. Hamond officiating. Out of respect for him the business of the entire town was silent. The banks and business houses closing during the funeral hour. His remains were laid to rest in Woods Cemetery, where his father, mother and other relatives lie awainting the sound of the triumph on the resurrection morn, where the snows of winter will whiten his grave, and the bleak winds sing a requiem to his memory. T.B.S.

Amos Curry was born at Enfield, Tomkins County, New York, April 18, 1853, and died at his home in Madison, Kansas, on October 2, 1928; aged 75 years, 5 months and 4 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Dollie Weller, November 16, 1880, at Haldane, Illinois. To this union five children were born, two dying in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Floyd Curry, Dale Amos Curry and Victor Clair Curry of Garden City. He is also survived by three brothers: Daniel Curry and James R. Curry of Madison, and Warren Curry of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Contributed by James Holland

The Madison News, May 22, 1916
ERASTUS R.P. PHILLIPS* Was born June 14, 1842, near Nashville, Tenn., and died at his home in Lena Valley, Greenwood County, Kansas, May 19, 1916, aged 73 years, 11 months and 5 days.

He was married to GEORGE ANNA ELIZABETH HARDIN, April 7, 1865. To this union were born 9 children. He is survived by his wife, 5 children, and 28 grandchildren. The children are: MRS. LORA WATSON, Lebo, Kansas; MRS. EFFIE MOXLEY; JESSE, EDWARD, and WALTER, Madison, Kansas.

Those that have gone before were: ADA, who died in infancy, WILLIAM L., ADELIA G., MARY E., and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Phillips's death followed 2 months after death of his daughter, MRS. MARY E. MOXLEY, who died March 1, 1916. He united with the Presbyterian (Cumberland) Church in Tennessee when but a boy. He came to Kansas in 1885 and about a year later he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Lena Valley. He served Christ faithfully to the end. Although his suffering was intense, he looked to his Savior for comfort and he had a faith that overcame all fear of death. This world has lost a man much loved, but another choice soul has reached Heaven.

The immediate cause of his death was congestion of the lungs. The attack was first felt Thursday morning after breakfast. He passed away at 4 o'clock Friday morning. He was laid away to rest Sunday afternoon, May 21, 1916 in the Lena Valley Cemetery. Hundreds of those who loved and esteemed him highly attended the funeral services. His pastor, REV. PHILLIPS EVAN, preached on the text taken from Psalms 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Several tender and comforting songs were sung by the choir. The deceased was an honored member of the A.O.U.W. The lodge members had charge of the services at the grave. "Servant of God, well done; Thy glorious warfare's past".....

*Erastus Richard Porter Phillips, son of William Bennet and Melinda Ann (Cooper) Phillips

Contributed by Glenda Anderson

The Madison News, May __, 1930
Jesse Phillips Dies From Heart Attack Monday Evening
JESSE PHILLIPS died suddenly at his home southwest of Madison from a heart attack. He had been working all day Monday in the field but complained of not feeling well. His condition was not considered serious until he was suddenly stricken and died almost immediately.

JESSE MITCHELL PHILLIPS was born in Illinois July 8, 1879, and passed away at his home southwest of Madison May 26, 1930, at the age of fifty years, ten months and 18 days.

On February 17, 1904, he was united in marriage with LEONA MAY NORTON. Their union was blessed with six children--four sons and two daughters. One son, LEONARD DALE, preceded his father into the Great Beyond in February 1921. The children, who with their mother, survive him, are MRS. J. R. FRAIM, RAY WILFORD, WARREN RICHARD, LOYD JESSE and ILLA LEONA, all of Madison, Kansas.

When four years of age, he came with his parents to Kansas, settling in the Lena Valley neighborhood, and all of his life has been spent in the Madison community. The farm where he passed away had been his home for the last 22 years.

He is also survived by two brothers--E.E. PHILLIPS of Madison, and WALTER PHILLIPS of Hartford; also one grandchild, besides many other relatives and a great company of friends. His very sudden going was a great shock to his family and friends and the entire community shares in their sorrow.

The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the home at 2:00 o'clock and at the Methodist church at 2:30 and was in charge of REV. E. H. KNEPP and was largely attended, many not being able to get into the church. Appropriate music was furnished by a quartette composed of MRS. GEORGE HYLE, MRS. GLEN HAMILTON, BEN BEYER and E.H. RICKABAUGH, with MISS EDDYTH SHEETS at the piano.

A very large company of friends followed the body to its resting place in the No. 8 cemetery....

Contributed by Glenda Anderson

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