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Lincoln Sentinel, June 24, 1897
--- Mrs. Julia LAFFERTY, mother of Peter, Patrick, Tade and Mike KING, died Tuesday noon, at the advanced age of 74 years. Mrs. LAFFERTY was also a sister of Mrs. Timothy KINE [sic] of this city. Mrs. Julia FLAHERTY, of Kansas City, a daughter, is at the bereaved home. Mrs. Bridget SHEEHAN of St. Louis, is a daughter and two other daughters, Sallie and Maggie, also live in St. Louis. Mary, another daughter, is married and lives in Iowa. Mrs. LAFFERTY or KING, as she was more generally known, was an exceptionally good woman, highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral took place yesterday at 11 o'clock; the remains being interred in the Catholic cemetery at Vesper. Mrs. LAFFERTY was a devout Christian woman and consistent member of the Catholic church.
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LANG --- John P. LANG
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, October 13, 1955, Page 1
"Pioneer Sylvan merchant dies"
---John P. LANG, 81, Sylvan Grove merchant for nearly 60 years, died at the Asbury Hospital in Salina last Tuesday morning. Mr. LANG was well known to many people in the western part of the county whom he had served so many years. In Sylvan Grove he had operated a grocery, dry goods and ready to wear stores. The funeral service was held last Thursday morning from the Presbyterian Church in Sylvan Grove and burial was made in the Sylvan Grove Cemetery. [J.P. LANG was married to Mary Myrtle BUZICK, December 1896. They had one son, Donald LANG b. Sept 1898.]
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Lincoln County Beacon Thursday, May 6, 1880.
---(From Monroe area local news) At his residence here Mr. Elias LAWRENCE died of consumption after a long illness, at 2:00 o'clock p.m., Thursday, April 22, 1880, at the age of 26 years. The deceased was born in the state of Indiana, Dec 25, 1853. Two or three years later he removed with his parents to southern Iowa. He was united in marriage Oct. 14, 1875, to Miss S. Melissa NIXON. They came to Lincoln County in 1876. He had been troubled with lung diseases before he came and the climate here was of no help to him. (This is a summary of the original obit.)
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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, March 7, 1929
---Robert Lawson, pioneer resident of the west end of the county, died at Kansas City the first of the week. His remains were brought to Sylvan where the funeral was held Tuesday and the burial was in the Sylvan cemetery.
LEAF --- William Henry LEAF, Sr.
Lincoln Sentinel Republican --- March 25, 1926
---William Henry LEAF Sr. passed away on Tuesday, March 2nd, 1926 at his home, 1822 W. 50th St. Los Angeles, California. The funeral services were held at 10 A.M. Friday, March 5th, interment being made in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. LEAF was born at Xenia, Ohio, December 20, 1844. He served during the Civil War under General SHERIDAN of the Army of the Potomac in the 12th and 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, participating in several important battles including Bull Run and Antietam. He was a member of the "Blaziers Scouts" and served to the end of the war as an Orderly Sergeant under Colonel William McKINLEY.
At the close of the war Mr. LEAF came west and in Dickinson Conty Kansas met and married Miss Martha A. STEWART (who survives him) on the 13th of December 1870. They then went to Lincoln County Kansas where he homesteaded what is now a portion of the "Leaf" ranch at Pottersburg. Here they pioneered and raised their family until the spring of 1905 when they moved to Salina, Kansas. On the fourth of March 1912, they moved to Los Angeles, California.
Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SKILES and Mr. and Mrs. P N. MORGAN and Marshall LEAF MORGAN, only grand child, all of Los Angeles. James L. LEAF and Mrs. Lulu POWER (son and daughter) preceded him in death as did Lieutenant W. H. LEAF of the World War in 1918. He was in life like a sturdy oak and we shall always miss him.

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LEMMONS --- Clifford Monroe LEMMONS
Lincoln Republican Thursday January 16, 1919.
---Clifford Monroe LEMMONS was born near Yorktown, Kansas, December 10, 1901. He resided there until he was three years old, then moved with his parents 2 1/2 miles east of Lincoln, residing there until the time of his death, wich occured January 11th. He leaves to mourn his death a mother, father, one brother, his grandparents, many relatives and a host of friends.
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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, May 12, 1988
--- Alvin B. LEWICK, son of John and Emma Kerr LEWICK, was born Sept. 20, 1896, in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood and passed away Friday, May 6, 1988, in the Mid American Nursing Center at the age of 91 years, 7 months and 16 days.
Alvin, or A.B. as he was known to many, attended the Pleasant Valley school and Lincoln High School. As a teenager he worked in the Harry Hall Drug Store. On Aug. 3, 1916, Alvin and Emma WALTERS were united in marriage. They farmed throughout their working lives, and while they were never considered "big" farmers, Alvin provided for his wife and six children through determined effort and working long hours. When he wasn't tending the fields, Alvin worked as a mechanic, first for Joe Lyons, then a number of years at the Rhudy Garage and finally at Quartzite for a while. In later years Alvin worked as a Farm Bureau insurance agent in addition to farming. As a role model for his children, the two qualities that were always clear were his ability to work hard and his honesty in dealing with others.

Active in civic affairs, Alvin belonged to the Lions Club, the Lincoln Lodge 154 AF and AM, and the Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Lincoln County draft board during World War II and in later years he served one term as a County Commissioner. Alvin was a charter member of the hospital Board of Directors during the construction of the Lincoln County Hospital. He was a member of the Lincoln United Methodist Church.

In 1981, Alvin and Emma sold their country home east of Lincoln and moved to town. In February 1986 he suffered a stroke making a move to Mid America necessary. Alvin and Emma celebrated their 71st anniversary last August.

Besides his 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, Alvin is survived by his wife Emma, of the home, Clayton and Viriginia, Alvin and Donna Jeane, Robert and Leahmae and Betty and Jim CRAWFORD, all of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by two sons, Hugh and Billy.

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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 29 August 1940
--- Emma KERR was born in Assumption, Ill., April 14, 1866, and passed away at the home of her daughter in Hollister, Calif., Aug. 23 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 9 days.
She came to Kansas with her parents in 1884 and had been a resident of the state over half a century. In 1891 she was married to John LEWICK. They lived on a farm southwest of Lincoln till 1904, when they moved to Lincoln. To them were born five children, one of whom, Roy, preceded her in death. Mr. LEWICK passed away April 12, 1934.

Mrs. LEWICK leaves four children, Mrs. Mabel COOPER of Hollister, Calif., Alvin LEWICK and W.A. LEWICK, of Lincoln, and Mrs. Marie JOSLIN of Batavia, N.Y., also seven stepchildren, Mrs. Minnie MARSH, Mrs. Sadie TOOLE, Mrs. Elsie HEDRICK, Mrs. Lena KILCOYNE, Mrs. Letta BOHLING, Grant LEWICK, and John M. LEWICK. Forrest LEWICK another stepson, passed away in 1937. Also surviving her are a sister, Mrs. Elmer BIGGS of Kansas City, eight grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Services were held at the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, followed by interment in the Lincoln cemetery. Rev. C.F. SPALDING conducted the services.

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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 25 July 1991
--- Emma LEWICK was a woman of few words, but when she spoke, her family and friends listened. She had a quick, dry wit and a soft chuckle that was delightful. Emma was strict but loving with her children, a kind, compassionate grandmother, and a tireless worker.
Emma was the daughter of Ezekiel and Ionia WALLS WALTERS. She was born July 24, 1896, in a dugout in the Spring Valley neighborhood. She attended the Rocky Hill School. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she attended Normal Training School and taught one year at Spring Valley and one year at Beaver Township. She married Alvin LEWICK, a farmer, and they had six children.

Because her sons were veterans, Emma was a driving force in the VFW Auxiliary #7928, especially at the Stop and Shop thrift store, which she founded 24 years ago as a fund-raising activity. Emma was also a member of the Lincoln United Methodist Church and the Ever Ready EHU.

Emma died last Friday at the Lincoln County Hospital at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 18 days. Preceding her in death were Alvin and sons Billy in 1964 and Hugh in 1956.

Survivors include three sons and daughters in law: Clayton and Virginia; Alvin and Donna Jeanne; Robert and Leahmae; one daughter and son-in -law, Betty and Jim CRAWFORD, all of Lincoln; one sister, Irene SPARKS, Beverly; one brother, Henry WALTERS, Salina; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, May 31, 1928
--- Susan Lienhard was born in Zurich, Switzerland, July 1863. She came to Kansas with her parents in 1880. They settled on a farm in Valley Township where she spent many years of her life. After the death of her parents she went to the County Farm where she has been for many years.
She leaves on brother, Wm. Lienhard of Mission, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Defrieze, of Turon, Kansas.
She was kind to those around her and always ready and willing to do the things which she could for others.
LIMPUS --- Burritt P. LIMPUS
Lincoln County Beacon, Aug. 6, 1885
---July 3, at his home at Shady Bend, Burritt P. Limpus, aged 16 years. [Because of the date of publication, I believe the date of death was actually August 3.] Deceased was born in Fayette county, Indiana, Aug. 6, 1869. Six years ago he removed to Lincoln county, Kansas, with his father's family. Last winter he was thrown from a horse, receiving several injuries about the head. Four weeks ago he was overcome by the sun's heat, and it was probably the two causes combined which at last resulted in his death. Funeral services were held at his father's house, on the morning of the day following his death, Rev. W.D. Ward officiating. The remains were taken to the Monroe burying ground for interment, accompanied by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and acquaintances.
LIMPUS --- Frank Nelson LIMPUS
Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 24, 1885
---Frank Nelson Limpus died at Shady Bend, Sept. 20, 1885, aged 16 months and 24 days. The disease which carried off this little child was of only a few days duration, and the outcome was a sad surprise to the parents. The funeral was conducted at the house the next day by Rev. W.D. Ward. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Monroe burying ground, where they were laid close beside the graves of four others who have passed away from the same family. The bereaved parents sorrow, but the little one is safe forever more.
LIMPUS --- [Infant] LIMPUS
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday, July 15, 1880.
---Died on the 8th of July, 1880, infant child of Nelson and Caroline LIMPUS, aged 16 months.
(This is a summary of the original obit.)
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