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DART --- John Dart
Saline Valley Register, Dec. 6, 1878
---On December 2nd, John DART, aged 63 years 11 months and 20 days.
Mr. Dart was one of the old landmarks of this country, having settled in the Saline Valley 12 years ago. He was the father of Mrs. Geo. GREEN of this place. He was buried on Sunday last, in the Cemetery at this place, a large procession of relatives, friends and neighbors following his remains to the silent city of the dead.
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Jan. 18, 1940
--- Mrs. C.B. Daughters, an early day resident of this community, died at her home in Manhattan, Wednesday monring. Had she lived until January 22, she would have observed her 90th birthday.
Mrs. Daughters, who had lived in Kansas for 72 years, came to this state with her parents, Judge and Mrs. L.S. HERBERT, six sisters, and a brother, in 1867. The family located in Brown county. Ten years of teaching followed in Hiawatha and Sabetha. In 1877 she married and Mr. and Mrs. Daughters started housekeeping in El Dorado.
Eight years later they moved to Lincoln, then a new town, where they lived until 1902 when they removed to Manhattan. Mr. Daughters died at their home there two years ago. He was an attorney and became well known throughout the entire state. ...
Surviving are one son, Lynn DAUGHTERS of Manhattan; two granddaughters, Mrs. Arthur BOLL of Fort Riley, and Mrs. Atwood MORRISON of Hutchinson; a brother, Ewing HERBERT of Hiawatha; a sisters, Mrs. E.J. LEIGH of Hiawatha....
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Manhattan and interment was made in the cemetery there.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: no relation).
DAVIS --- Lathena Davis
Saline Valley Register, April 24, 1878
---On Thursday morning, April 18th, 1878, Lathena, wife of Wm. F. Davis, aged 36 years.
Mrs. Davis had been in poor health for some years, and about two weeks ago was taken suddenly worse, nothing seeming to give her any relief. Her friends were many, by whom she was highly esteemed. She was buried on Friday morning, the funeral exercises being conducted by Rev. H.C. Bradbury. A large and solemn cortege followed her remains to her last resting place on the hill east of town, there to remain until the good angel shall awake her to once more meet her loved ones where time and eternity are ever the same. A husband, two daughters and one son, together with all our people, mourn her loss.

DAY --- Julia Louise (CROWE) DAY
Lincoln Sentinel, 6 July 1922
---Julia Louise CROWE was born July 24, 1853 in Chicago, Ill., soon after the arrival of her parents from the Isle of Man. When a small child, she moved with her parents moved to Iowa where she was educated in the Upper Iowa University at Fayette. In 1872 she came to Lincoln County where she made her home with her aunt, Mrs. John RYAN. She taught a number of years of school both in Iowa and Lincoln, Co. She was married in 1876 to Daniel B. DAY in Lincoln. [She had one daughter] Mrs. Emil RASMUSSEN. Mrs. DAY died June 28th at the home of her daughter. She leaves to mourn [her daughter], two sisters, Mrs. Minnie ELGIN and Mrs. Abe MARSHALL, both of Lincoln, and one half-brother, John CROWE of Iowa...Internment at Lincoln Cemetary. ..her husband preceded her in death Feb. 15 the last.
Submitted by Scott Holl
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, July 11, 1940
---In a letter received Tuesday by Mr. and Mrs. R.W. GREENE, Mrs. Will DeARMOND, Sitka, Alaska, told of the death of Mr. DeARMOND who died at their home in Sitka June 23 after an illness of several weeks. Apparently in the best of health, Mr. DeARMOND suffered a cerebral hemorrhage April 5 from which he never recovered.
Mr. and Mrs. DeARMOND were married 31 years ago, June 30, 1909. They were the parents of three children, two daughters and one son. The daughter Ruth has been in government work at Matanuska Valley, Alaska, and the younger daughter, Harriet, is in California taking nurses training. The son lives in Alaska, is married and has one child, two and one-half years old.
The DeARMOND family were pioneer residents of Lincoln county, coming here in the early days. The parents of Will DeARMOND, Mr. and Mrs. N.B. DeARMOND, were among the most prominent citizens of Lincoln and were active in business and fraternal circles.
Will DeARMOND, 65 years old at the time of his death, left Lincoln in 1896, going to Manhattan where he entered the State College. Following his graduation, in 1902 he went to Stika, Alaska, employed there by the United States department of Agriculture. He never returned to the states to make his home. For a number of years he was postmaster at Sitka and was also mayor of the Alaskan city. The last few years he has been in the cold storage business, highly successful in his undertaking.

Lincoln Republican, November 29, 1917
---Hiram DEEDS was born Dec. 28, 1840, in Lake County, Ohio, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mary SOWERS, eleven miles north of Lucas, Kansas, Tuesday night, November 20, 1917, aged 76 years, 10 months and 22 days.
He served his country four years in the 23d Ohio Infantry. He came to Kansas in 1878 and lived 17 years on the Dan Day farm at Rocky Hill, Lincoln County. His wife died in 1883. God gave them six children-- Frank, Charlie, Sam, Mary SOWERS, Laura HEMMINGER and Nellie WEBB, and 14 grandchildren and two adopted children.

When he seemed to be failing he took a new lease of life and seemed to be young again, and for 15 years he drove the Spring Valley mail route, 30 miles every day, except Sunday. He was so cheerful and kind that everyone of the route loved him. Funeral services were held Thursday of last week in the Presbyterian Church and were attended by many friends and relatives and were conducted by his old paster, Bro. BRADBURY, assisted by Rev. McCORMICK and the church choir. Text: "Who went about doing good." Acts 10- 38.

submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers ( Hiram was Bill's great, great grandfather.
The Beacon of Lincoln County Thursday, August 16, 1883.
---Died Saturday evening, August 11, at Syria, Olive, wife of Hiram DEEDS, aged 37 years. Mrs. DEEDS was a native of Cattaraugus County, New York, and removed with her husband and family from Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to this county in March, 1878. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. BRADBURY and WARD on Sunday at 3 p.m.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers ( She was Bill's great, great grandmother.
DEEDS --- Charles S. DEEDS
Lincoln Sentinel, Dec. 5, 1918
Samuel C. Deeds
---Samuel C. Deeds was born Oct. 14, 1876, near Mercer in Mercer County, Pa., and died Nov. 15, 1918, age 42 years 1 month and 1 day. He died in the San Francisco hospital afer an illness of three weeks from influenza. He came to Lincoln County with his parents in 1878 and grew to manhood here, going west about 15 years ago. The last several years making his home in San Francisco. He was buried in Mount Olive cemetery at San Francisco, Nov. 18, 1918. He leaves three sisters and two brothers to mourn his death. The sisters are: Mary Sowers, Lucas; Laura D. Hemminger, Lincoln; and Nettie J. Webb, Beverly, Kansas. The brothers are Lt. Frank J. Deeds, Camp Stanley, Tex., and Charles Deeds.
Samuel was the great great uncle of Bill Sowers (
DeGRAFF --- Andrew Frank DeGRAFF
Lincoln Sentinel, Dec. 21, 1905
---Andrew Frank DeGRAFF was born in Steuben county, New York June 13, 1838, where he lived until he was 16 years old when he moved with his parents and four brothers, Marcus, Hiram, John and Isaac, to Illinois, where they lived 12 years. In the spring of 1867, at the age of 28 he moved to Atchison, Kansas. Three years later, March 26, 1870, he was married to Miss Belle McGUIRE, of Holton, Kansas. They immediately started for Lincoln county, Kansas, and settled on a homestead which Mr. DeGRAFF had previously taken. They never moved from their home where they began to keep house 35 years ago.
Deceased died on the morning of December 11, 1905, aged 67 years, 5 months and 28 days. He was sick just one week with pneumonia. He leaves a wife and two daughters Miss Stella DeGRAFF and Mrs. Martha ELROD, of Lincoln, Kansas, to mourn their loss. Mr. DeGRAFF was an honest, upright citizen, highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him, a faithful husband and loving father. He was one of the pioneers of Lincoln county, having passed through the hardships incident to frontier life. He was buried in the Beverly cemetery Wednesday December 13, funeral services being conducted in the M.E. church, Beverly, by Rev. Geo. R. JACKMAN, of Lincoln. The bereaved wife and daughters have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them.

Sylvan Grove News November 10th, 1904
---J. C. DeLONG died at his home in Pottersburg on Tuesday morning November 8, at 4 o'clock. He had been in ill health for months and completely broke down recently.
The deceased is an old settler of the county and lived on Spillman since the early seventies. He was a respected citizen and the sorrowers have the sympathy of a wide circle of acquaintances who mourn with them. We were personally acquainted with him and never received a bad advice or an unkind word and his home was to us a haunt of pleasure in our youth.
The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. SEXTON officiating. The remains were interrted in the Pottersburg cemetery by the side of his wife and son who had preceded him. The departure, one by one, of these pioneers make up meditate upon our numbered days and actuate us to apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Submitted by Luci Baker, Seattle, WA ---
DILL --- Bryan Harvey DILL
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, February 17, 1983
--- Bryan Harvey DILL, the seventh child of Fredrick Welcome and Mary Matilda (LOVING) DILL, was born September 5, 1896, in Canton, South Dakota. While very young, he moved to Lincoln, Kansas, where he spent his childhood. He passed away February 5, 1893, at the Veterns Administration Hospital in Denver Colorado at the age of 86 years 5 months.
Bryan was united in marriage with Cora GREEN in 1918. They were married less than two years when Cora died of influenza. On June 7, 1938, in Lincoln, Bryan was united in marriage to Ida Mae LOVIN. To their union three children Shirley, Bryan, Jr. and Claudie were born.
Bryan worked at various jobs during his lifetime, including the railroad, farming, as a salesman and as a laborer. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He always had time for his family and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. Although arthritis made it difficult at times for him to get around, he never complained nor did he let it stop him from enjoying the companionship of his family and friends. In his later years one of his greatest pleasures was to get together with friends at the Senior Citizens Center for a visit, lunch and a card game.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 of 12 brothers and sisters. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Ida; his daughter, Shirley and her husband of Arvada, Colorado; two sons; Bryan of Lincoln; and Claudie and his wife Linda DILL of Aurora, Colorado; five grandchildren; Mary Christine ROGERS, Arvada, Colorado; Margi PULS, Cortez Colorado; Richard ROGERS, Pasadena, California; Matthew and Amy DILL, Aurora, Colorado; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Hazel and brother-in-law Ernest HAYES, Salina and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held February 10, 1983, at 2 p.m. at Hall Memorial Chapel, The Rev. Vernon SNIDER officiating. Internment was in the Lincoln Cemetery with a military graveside service by the Lincoln VFW and American Legion.
Submitted by Shirley ROGERS" --
Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 14, 1901, Page 4, Col. 5
---At her home in Lincoln, Kansas, at an early hour Thursday morning, February 7, 1901, Mrs.. Emma (KILMER) DILL, wife of A. (Atherton) Z. DILL, after but a few hours' of suffering from the effects of a fall on the icy ground in the door yard the day before. Mrs.. Dill was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas KILMER, of Lincoln and was 27 years 9 months and 15 days old. She was married to Mr.. DILL in September 1893. Several children were born to them but only one is now living. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Friday, the service being conducted by Rev. SCHERMERHORN. It was an awful day for a funeral, yet, a goodly number of persons were in attendance. Mr.. DILL and his little one are left in a sad and lonely condition. They have the sympathy of numerous friends.
Submitted by Shirley ROGERS" --

2.)-- Lincoln Sentinel, February 14, 1901, Page 5, Vol.. 3
---Mrs.. Emma DILL died February 6. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon, February 8. Her husband A. Dill and little girl three years of age survive her.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers" --

DILL --- Eugene DILL
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican --- November 9, 1944, Page 1, Col. 4
"Pvt. Eugene DILL is War Casualty"
--- Bryan DILL received a telegram Saturday from the war department stating that his brother, Pvt. Eugene DILL, had died in a hospital in Paris, October 8. No details were givenbut the telegram said a letter of explanation would follow.
Private DILL went into the army from Saline county in September 1942. He was assigned to the Ordance department and was sent overseas in October 1943. From letters written to his brother, it was known that he worked in an army Ordinance Department Post Exchange and had been in France since shortly after D-day, June 6, 1944.
Eugene Dill was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred DILL and was born and reared in this community. He was 38 years of age. For a number of years he worked at odd jobs around town and later was employed at the Jordan and Bosch recreation parlor. The last few years before he went into the army, he had employment in Salina. The community extends sympathy to the nearest surviving relatives.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers" --
DILL --- Fred W. DILL
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican Thursday, April 1, 1937, page 8.
---Fred W. DILL, son of William N. DILL and Arvilla DILL was born at Volga, Iowa, February 6, 1861 and died at his home in Lincoln, Kansas, March 21, 1937 at the age of 76 years, one month, 15 days.
He began to learn the shoe repair trade at the early age of 13 andafter a few years set up for himself in Nordway County, Missouri. In the spring of 1885 he moved to Lincoln and established a shoe repair shop. He plied his trade diligently at various locations in Lincoln, the last 15 years in the small building on North Fourth Street, now owned by Fred McDONALD. His failing health compelled him to give up his trade two years ago.
On November 8, 1885, he was married to Mary M. LOVIN. Home life meant much to him and although they were usually in humble circumstances, they enjoyed the genuine companionship where love reigned. Mr.. DILL was pleasant to meet and enjoyed joking with old friends. He was always in good health , up and going , until a week before his death. Then, for the first time since their marriage, it was necessary to call a doctor for him and to wait on him in bed.
Besides his old neighbors and friends the following nearest relatives most keenly mourn his passing; his faithful companion for more than 51 years; four sons, Joel DILL of Kansas City, Mo.., Bryan, Eugene, and Arthur DILL of the home; and one daughter, Mrs.. Hazel HAYES of Salina; one sister, Mrs.. Mary OLDFATHER of Volga, Iowa; one brother Elmer DILL of Elkader, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Central Christian Church in Lincoln, Wednesday afternoon, March 24, under the direction of the Rev. E. L. BROWN of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs.. Alice RAPLEE and Mrs.. Helen HOWARD sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Rock of Ages," and "Abide With Me" with Mrs.. R. A. BARINGER at the piano.
The body was carried to its last resting place in the Lincoln Cemetery by intimate friends of Mr.. DILL's: L. C. BAKER, J. H. BURT, James BOOZ, F. E. McDONALD, Dr. W. G. SONGER, and T. A. RHUDY.
Submitted by Shirley ROGERS" --
DILL --- Joel Leroy DILL
Kansas City Times, March 21, 1950
---Joel Leroy DILL, 58, of 4023 Harrison, died yesterday at the home. He was a detective about twenty-five years. He became a salesman for the Jenkins Music company one and a half years ago. Mr. DILL was born in Marysville, Mo. and had been a resident here about thirty years. He was a vetern of World War I and was a member of the Nixon-Raher post of the American Legion and the Ernestin Schumann-Heink chapter of the Disabled American Veterns. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Eula DILL fo the home, a sister, Mrs.Hazel HAYES, Salina, Kas., and two brothers Bryan DILL and Arthur DILL, Lincoln, Kansas.
Submitted by Shirley ROGERS" --
Lincoln County News, Thursday, November 2, 1939, Page 1, Col. 2
---Mrs. Mary Matilda Dill, one of the pioneer mothers of this section of Kansas, and a resident of Lincoln for nearly sixty years, passed away, at her home on Lincoln Avenue Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock after a brief illness. Mrs.. Dill became ill on the previous Tuesday. She was born in North Carolina on May 19, 1865, came to Osborne County, Kansas in 1875 and to Lincoln in July of 1880. Mrs.. Dill was about 75 years of age at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the Central Christian Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. E. Rogers and burial was made in the Lincoln Cemetery.

2.)--Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, November 2, 1939, page 8, columns 3 & 4.
---Mary Matilda, daughter of W. M. and Sarah LOVIN, was born in Asherville, South Carolina, May 19, 1865, one of a family of eight children. In 1876 she moved with her parents to Osborne county, Kansas, and in March of 1880 she experienced the tragedy of losing her mother and oldest brother in a prairie fire which swept through the country. From Osborne County, the father and remaining children moved to Lincoln, Kansas where she resided the rest of her life.

On November 8, 1885, she was united in marriage to Fredrick Welcome DILL and to the union eight children were born. Three preceded their mother in death, five living to mourn her death. All the living children reside in or near Lincoln. December 19, 1904, Mrs.. DILL was baptized and received into the Central Christian church, remaining true to her faith in God until the end.
In 1935, Mr.. and Mrs.. DILL celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Less than 16 months later, March 21, 1937 her husband departed this life. On Sunday evening, October 29, 1939, two years and ten months later Mrs.. DILL, the mother, quietly passed away at 8:20 o'clock, her spirit going to that mansion which Christ has prepared for all those who call on His name.
Submitted by Shirley ROGERS" --
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, June 14, 1973
--- Anne Dillon, 98, died this past week in Lincoln, Kansas, May 29. She came to the U.S. at the age of four in 1878 and was a pioneer settler with her family.
In her later years after retiring in town from the remote farm on which she had lived much of her adult life, she was daily at mass and communion. "there were so manyyears we could not get to mass I want to make up for it now," she would explain. Often she could be seen walking over treacherous ice or through deep snow to daily mass, even when in her late 80s.
She left no survivors in her immediate family, dying just a few days short of her 99th birthday. Funeral services were held last Friday from St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Edward Sander officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery.
One of her favorite sayings was "Not all change is necessarily progress."
The inspiration for the new "Prettiest church in the Diocese" contest in "The Register" was Annie dillon, pioneer settler of the Lincoln community. The first entry in the contest was the Lincoln church which gave rise to her original statement some ten years ago.
(Submitted by Tracee Hamilton, I would like to hear from any descendants of the Dillon family.)
DOHE --- Amanda Marie DOHE
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Oct. 29, 1942
---Amanda Marie DOHE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WALKER, was born in Lincoln, Kansas, May 26, 1912, and after an illness of only a few days passed to her reward at the Ellsworth hopsital on Saturday, Oct. 24, 1942, at the age of 30 years, four months and [??] days.
She was baptized in infancy on June 30, 1912, at St. John's Lutheran church at Lincoln. She attended the Pleasant Valley and Vesper schools and was confirmed in the faith of the Lutheran church on May 2, 1926.
On Sept. 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Walter DOHE. This union was blssed with two sons, Dean Arthur and Dale Robert.
Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her loss her parents and brother Albert of Lincoln, and two brothers, Frank and Lloyd in the Signal Corps, United States Army at Chicago, and a large number of relatives and friends.
Interment was made in the Emmanuel cemetery.

Barnard Times, Thursday, August 9, 1888
---Died, at the residence of Edwin DeFOREST, near Barnard, Ada, wife of Taylor DOLL, aged 24 years. Mrs. DOLL was always a very cheerful and industrious woman. The coroner's inquest, which is hereunto attached show that she had overtaxed her strength during the hot weather of this season. She had also fallen upon the stone steps of the house some time before the symptoms that the showed the approach of some disease appeared. She lived but 23 hours after the severe attack of congestion of the brain. Cerebro spinal inflamation was the cause of her death.
The funeral services were delayed until evening in the hope that the parents of the deceased, residing at What Cheer, Iowa, would be present, but a telegram was received from them stating that they were unable to come. Rev. H.C. Bradbury conducted the service and the body was laid to rest in the Pinon Cemetery. "As a flower of the field, so we flourish."

Submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers. No relation.
Death notice from the Lincoln Sentinal Republican--no date on clipping; date of death 1-16-1963.
---Mrs. Uzillah May [WALLS] DONLEY, 81, Lincoln, died Wednesday morning at the Crawford Nursing Home in Lincoln. Burial in Hammer Cemetary [near Westfall]. [Note: The Rev. Leroy SMOOT officiated at the services. He was pastor of the Methodist Church in Lincoln in the early-mid 1960s. The following is from the obituary, which was published separately in those days.] Survivors: A son, Frank, Lincoln; three daughters--Blanche KOPF, Beverly; Mrs. Louis MUCHOW, Brookville [KS}; Mrs. Gladys ZAVESKY, Kanopolis [KS]; a sister--Mrs. Pluma MCFARLAND, Lincoln; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday, January 20th at Hall Chapel, Lincoln.
Submitted by Scott Holl
Lincoln County Beacon, July 22, 1885
---Franklin Doolittle was born at Coleville, Broome county, New York, May 14, 1819. In 1943 he was married to the playmate of his childhood, Amanda M. Watrous. The year following their marriage they both united with the Presbyterian church, of Windsor. Of two children who were born to them in New York State, one died in infancy and the other at the age of 18. Eight years ago they removed to Kansas, since which time their residence has been at Lincoln. During four years of that time Mr. Doolittle has been a ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church of this place. [On June 25] he passed peacefully away at the age of 66. Though knowing beforehand that the need was near, he seemed strangely unconcerned. Bro. Doolittle was always, within my knowledge, anxious to live right, but notwithstanding he remained conscious to the last, he never manifested, by word or sign, that he had any anxiety in death. I can scarcely call it death. It seems to me more like the final triumph after a long and hard-fought battle.
The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church Friday morning, the day following his death. At the close of service, a large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place in the Lincoln Cemetery.
Lincoln Sentinel, November 11, 1915
John DOWLIN was born in Ohio Sept. 8, 1832. He was married to Margaret E. GORE Feb. 9, 1861. They moved to Missouri in 1867 and 17 years later to Kansas, locating at Old Milo near where Barnard now stands. His wife died July 11, 1914. He united with the Presbyterian church when a young man. He leaves to mourn two sons, Charles and Lee, six grandchildren and a host of neighbors and friends. He departed this life aged 83 years 1 month and 26 days. He was a close neighbor and friend of Rev. H.R. Gouldin who recently met his death by accident in Salina. He was a first cousin of President Wm. McKinley, but greater yet a son of God.

The funeral services were on last Friday afternoon, a beautiful day. Many came from near and far, his old pastor, H.C. Bradbury, spoke. The M.E. choir of Barnard sang. The I.O.O.F. lodge of Barnard conducted the services at the cemetery. The relatives are very thankful to all for their kindness.

[Buried in Milo Cemetery.]
Contributed by Janet LaMotte,
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