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LOTT --- Lewis LOTT
Lincoln County Beacon, July 23, 1885
---Tuesday night, july 21, in Lincoln Center, Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lott, and aged nine months and six days. The always foolish and sometimes dangerous sport of anvil firing has received an awful rebuke in the death of this little one. There is no question but that fright at the sound of anvil firing on the Fourth sent this little child into spasms which ultimately caused its death.
LOTT --- Sadie LOTT
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Feb. 25, 1932
---Many of the early settlers of Lincoln county will be interested in learning of the death of Mrs. N.J. Lott, a former resident of this county. The Rev. and Mrs. Lott homesteaded in the early '80s eleven miles north of Lincoln, on land now owned by J.E. Hunter. Rev. Lott also preached in this county, going from here to Ellsworth county where he had charge of a group of churches, Elkhorn, Kanopolis and Harker. The obituary follows:
Sadie Margaret TEMPLE was born March 25, 1850, in Randolph County, near Sparta, Ill. She prepared herself to teach school and she also possessed considerable literary ability. She married Newton J. LOTT, a Civil War veteran, on March 9, 1976.
Mr. and Mrs. LOTT came to Kansas in 1878 and homesteaded near Lincoln. Mr. LOTT was also engaged in Christian work at that time, later being ordained as a Presbyterian minister, and Mrs. Lott ably assisted him in every way in the various fields to which they were called, being a faithful and devoted wife and an efficient partner in the Lord's work. The family moved to McPherson in 1919 when Mr. Lott retired from the ministry.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Rev. Newton J. LOTT of the home; a son Jacob A. LOTT of Kansas City, Mo.; four daughters, Alta L. LOTT of the home, Mrs. Harry SHEFFER of McPherson; Mrs. M.A. FRISBIE of Roxbury, and Mrs. E.E. TOLLE, of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Rev. Alfred H. TEMPLE, of Stanfield, N.C.; also 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

LOVIN --- Everet Wayne LOVIN
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, October 26, 1972 -- Page 2, Col. 7
---Everet Wayne Lovin, son of Louis and Pearl (HOLMAN) LOVIN was born on May 25, 1885 at Lincoln, Kansas and lived in the area his entire life. He was a retired section hand for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was World War I Vetern and a member of the Lincoln American Legion Post. Death came on Monday evening, October 9, 1972 at the Lincoln County Hospital at the age of 77 years.
Surviving relatives are a brother, Orville, of Sylvan Grove, a step-sister, Mrs. Ida DILL of Lincoln, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on October 12, 1972 at the Hall Memorial Chapel, Lincoln, Kansas at 2:30 p.m. Rev. E. F. PETER was officiating clergyman. Organist was Florence JOSLIN and soloist was Carol MODROW. Casketbearerers were James PAGE, Dr. Dean LONBERGER, Harold HARRIS, Guy McGINNESS, Wm. H. KINKLE and H. C.SHEETS. Interment was in the Lincoln cemetery. Hall Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
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Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, April 22, 1937
--- Louis Asbury LOVIN, son of William and Sarah LOVIN, was born at Wayside, Swain County, North Carolina, May 11, 1859. He died at Lincoln, Kansas, April 10, aged 77 years, ten months and 29 days. When he was 16 he moved with his parents to the Cheyenne neighborhood in Osborne County, Kansas. There in 1880, his mother was one of those who perished in the memorable prairie fire.
On November 21, 1888, he was married to Pearl HOLMAN. They established their home in Lincoln, where they have lived nearly 50 years, with the exception of five years during which they managed a hotel in Sylvan Grove. Seven children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy, and one in adulthood. Mr.. LOVIN worked at various occupations, such as railroad work, hotel management, draying and caring for cattle, as a means of making a living. He was a quiet, neighborly, well liked man, ever a hard worker until the ill health of the past five or six years. Although he was never in affluent circumstances he derived many satisfactions from life. Home and friends meant much to him.
The calm manner in which he faced is explained by his Christian faith. While a young man he became a member of the Baptist church, later transferring to the Methodist church in Lincoln. Even during the last few months when he was hard of hearing and crippled from rheumatism he often walked to the nearest church, the Pilgrim Holiness and took a front pew so he could enjoy the sermon and singing. He faced death with confidence and poise.
Many friends and relatives pay tribute to his memory. The following are the surviving nearest relatives: his wife, four children, Everett of the home, Orville of Sylvan Grove; Edna and Ida of the home; two brothers, J. S. LOVIN of Hoxie; and James LOVIN of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Mrs.. F. W. DILL of Lincoln, two grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Mrs.. S. R. HOLMAN, who lives much of the time in the Lovin home.
The funeral service was held from the Lincoln Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, April 13. The sermon was by the Rev. J. R. WONDER. Mr.. and Mrs.. Bert SPEAR, whose singing Mr.. LOVIN always enjoyed, sang three hymns, "Beautiful Isle", "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer", and "We'll Never say Goodbye in Heaven." Mrs. Wayne PERRILL presided at the piano. Casket bearers were E.C. DRAGOO, James BOOZ, Glenn PEACOCK, Frank HEISER, Lloyd ASKEY and Elmer KADEL. Burial was in the quiet, tree-sheltered family lot in the Lincoln cemetery.
Mrs.. LOVIN and Mrs.. F. W. DILL and children are deeply grateful to their good neighbors and friends for the many expressions of kindness.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
LOVIN --- Louis Asbury LOVIN
YOHE --- Thomas YOHE
KERR --- James KERR
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, April 15, 1937, Page 1, Col. 2
"Death Calls Three Pioneer Residents"
"L. A. Lovin, Thos. Yohe and Jim Kerr Died at Homes Saturday Morning"
---Death lingered over this community Saturday morning, taking with him three hardy pioneers who had active part in developing this country. Those who died were Thomas YOHE, L. A. LOVIN and James KERR.
Mr. YOHE, who had been ill of pneumonia and complications for several weeks, was aged 81 years, four months and six days. Born in Pennsylvania, he came to Kansas when a young man and had been a resident of this community for 42 years. For 23 years he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad company with headquarters at Salina and upon leaving that work moved to a farm in Elkhorn community southeast of Lincoln. He was married at Solmon, Kansas, on Augus 22, 1887, to Mollie C. DEARING and although no children were born to them out of the fullness of their hearts they took a little girl into their home and reared her as a daughter. This daughter, Mrs. Harley McGINNESS, the widow and seven grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home with the Rev. W. Clyde WOLFE in charge. Interment was made in Hammer Cemetery.
Louis Asbury LOVIN was born in North Carolina in 1859 and died at the age of 77 years, ten months and 29 days. When he was 16 he moved with his parents to Osborne county, Kansas and there in 1880, his mother peished in a prairie fire. After his marriage to Pearl HOLMAN in 1888 they moved to Lincoln, which has since been the family home. They are parents of seven children; three of whom are dead. Those surviving with their mother are Everett, Edna, and Ida of the home and Orville of Sylvan Grove. Others left to mourn his death are two brothers, two grandchildren, one sister and his mother-in-law, who lives much of the time in the Lovin home.
Funeral services for Mr.. Lovin were held from the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, the sermon by the pastor, the Rev. J. R. WONDER. Burial was in the quiet, tree sheltered family lot in the Lincoln Cemetery.
James KERR, always known as "Jim" had lived in Lincoln since 1885. He was born in Assumption, Ill and would have been 76 years old had he lived until June. He was married in Lincoln, 12 children being born to him and his wife. Three children and the mother preceded him in death, leaving nine children to mourn the loss of their father. Two sisters also survive. Funeral services were held this Wednesday afternoon from the family homewith the Rev. B. S. BARTON in charge. Interment was in the Lincoln Cemetery.

Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
LOVIN --- Lydia Matilda FREY LOVIN
Lucas-Sylvan News, Thursday, April 23, 1970 - Page 4, Col. 1
---It has pleased the Almighty God, the Lord of life and death to remove from this earth the soul of Lydia Matilda LOVIN. She was the daughter of Lenius and Ermina FREY and was born March 27, 1893, in the Rosette Community, northwest of Sylvan Grove. In this community she was baptized, received her education and grew to womanhood. She was a member of the Rosette Evangelical Church.
On April 27, 1927, she was united in marriage to Orville LOVIN. Together they lived in blessed happiness for over 43 years. This union was blessed with three children. She with her husband, lived on a farm until the year of 1959. Since then they resided in the city of Sylvan Grove.

Mrs. LOVIN had been in failing health the past year. Her last siege confined her to the Lincoln County Hospital for the last six weeks. She had to endure much pain but seemed to bear it patiently. She departed this life Thursday, April 16, 1970, at the age of 77 years and 20 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing Orville of the home, one daughter, Delores and husband, Dean; two sons, Glenn and wife, Lorna and Neal and wife, Mary Ann all of Sylvan Grove; nine grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Roy FREY of Wichita; one sister Mrs. Armin THAETE of Sylvan Grove, many other relatives and friends. Her parents, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held from the Stiles Chapel in Sylvan Grove on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. E. F. PETER officiated. Burial was in the Rosette Cemetery. Stiles Mortuary were in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
LOVIN --- Pearl Elizabeth (HOLMAN) LOVIN
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 16 February 1956
Pearl Elizabeth Holman, daughter of Samuel R. and Delilah HOLMAN was born December 7, 1870 in Boone County, Indiana. She died on February 8, 1956. She came to Lincoln with her family in 1878. She was the oldest of eight children. In 1888 she was married to Louis Asbury LOVIN. The couple moved to Lincoln, where she lived the rest of her life, with exception of a shore time in Sylvan Grove. Also during her last few months of illness she stayed in Salina. To the Lovins' six children were born. They also adopted one daughter.
The husband and four children preceded Mrs.. Lovin in death. Those surviving her include two sons, Evertt of Lincoln, Orvil of near Sylvan Grove; on daughter, Mrs.. Ida DILL, one brother Brad HOLMAN of Sylvan Grove and two sisters, Mrs.. Mae COX of Lincoln and Mrs.. Tillie SNYDER of Scott City. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs.. LOVIN had been a member of the Women's Relief Corps for 49 years. She was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church where she was active in attendance and work of the church as long as physically possible for to do so.

Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
LOVIN --- Orville LOVIN
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican --- (Date unknown)
---Funeral services for Orville LOVIN, Sylvan Grove, will be Thursday morning January 15, at 10 a. m. at Hall Mortuary. The Rev. Edwin PETER will officiate; burial will be in the Rosette Cemetery, Sylvan Grove.
Mr. LOVIN was born May 11, 1897 at Lincoln. He died Monday, January 12, 1981, at the Mid-America Nursing Center, at the age of 83 years. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Deloris ANCELL, rural Sylvan Grove; two sons, Glenn LOVIN, Sylvan Grove and Neal LOVIN, Sweetwater, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial may be made to the Mid-America Nursing Center, Lincoln.
Submitted by Shirley Rogers ---
A note on the following death notices. The first article, taken from the Lincoln County Beacon, lists the deceased incorrectly as Mrs. LOVER. The surname was LOVIN. Another point to take note of is the death date. It would appear that The editor of the Lincoln paper might have heard of this story second-hand... thus the incorrect date of the fire and deaths of Mrs. Lovin and her son. The second article below from the Osborne County Farmer should be considered more correct in information.
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday, April 1, 1880.
---A Mrs. LOVER on Wolf Creek was burned to death on Monday last while trying to save her cows that were tied in a burning stable.

Osborne County Farmer Thursday, April 1, 1880, Page 5, Column 3.
"Destructive Prairie Fires: a woman burned to death... houses, barns and stock destroyed"
---During last week the most disasterous prairie fires of which we have record raged over the southern part of Osborne county, carring fearful destruction and in one instance the loss of human life before them. On Sunday morning the wildest rumors were rife in the case of terrible ravages by fir along Wolf creek some miles south of town and also along Covert creek. We have sifted the matter down to a substantial basis, and find the particulars about as follows.

Our news from Wolf creek is a that the fire traveled overs a large extent of country, destroying houses, barns and stock. A Woman named LOVING lost her life and from ten to twenty head of horses were burned to death. The wind was blowing goodly and the flames jumped over plowed guards as if they did not exist. East of the city Mr. John DERBY was completely burned out. His house and contents......
"A Few additional particulars--- loss of two lives" ---In our last issue but few additional particulars of the disasterous prairie fires have been received. Besides the death of Mrs. Wm. LOVIN, who was burned by the fire on Wolf Creek, a 19 year old son of the same family was overtaken by the raging flames, losing his life. The circumstances of Mrs. LOVIN's sad death, are about as follows: The lady was trying to rescue her children who had gone to loosen the horses, and who suceeded in mounting the animals and making their escape. Mrs. LOVIN, it is thought, was overcome by fright and fell helpless before the flames reached her. Her body was burned to a crisp and so badly burned to be scarcely reognizable. She was 44 years of age, a quiet and unassuming womand and a devout member of the Baptist church. Her funeral which was conducted by Rev. G. H. CLARK, of Wolf Creek, was largely attended. Mrs. LOVIN was half-sister to Elder T. F. MEDLIN of Bloomington. The total loss by the fires along Wolf and Covert creeks can not as yet be fully estimated. Great damage was sustained.

Added note: Mother and son are buried side by side in the Cheyenne Cemetery, Osborne County about one mile west of the former Lovin home.
Monument inscriptions (on same stone):
...John M. LOVINE - son of W. S. and S. A. LOVINE - died March 31, 1880 - aged 26 years 2m. 16 days
...Sarah Ann, wife of Wm. LOVINE - died March 27, 1880 - age 44 years, 2 m. 3 days.
The second article and cemtery inscription information were contributed by Shirley Rogers, great-granddaughter of Sarah LOVIN. (
Lincoln Sentinel, April 11, 1907
---Mary LOWERS was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, April 14, 1834. On October 15, 1854 she was married to Mr. Thomas BOYLE; with him she lived for nearly 50 years, sharing with him the hardships of the pioneer days of Kansas, coming to this state in 1857. Seven children came to bless this union on the brave couple, four whom remain to mourn the loss of both father and mother [George BOYLE, Nancy Ellen HUNTER, Elizabeth Ann GEYER, Minnie Edith PATTERSON]. She had been a sufferer from paralysis for about four months but was not thought to be dangerously sick until about seven weeks ago when she was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. [Nancy Ellen] HUNTER, that she might receive the loving care so needful to her comfort. Her last days were filled with the peace that passeth the understanding of man, and her death occurred last Wednesday evening. The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter Friday morning, being conducted by the writer. Interment being made in the Lincoln Cemetery. Neal OVERMAN
Submitted by: Lori Graff -- -- PO Box 171, Marienthal, KS 67863
LUFF --- Claude LUFF
Lincoln Sentinel, July 6, 1905
--- Tuesday morning Mrs. [Mary] LUFF received a telegram notifying her of the death of her son Claude, the previous day in a hospital at St. Louis. A letter from the hospital authorities came later in the day, and it is said that he was sick of typhoid fever. The news of his death was a sudden and severe blow to the friends and relatives of the deceased and especially so to the mother who had not been informed of her son's condition. Claude was well-known in Lincoln where he had spent much of his life. He was about 20 years old. The remains will be brought to Lincoln for burial, and are expected to arrive on this evening's passenger.
submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-uncle. I can be contacted at
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 12, 1953
--- Mrs. Mary E. LUFF, one of the oldest residents of Lincoln, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl BURGER, early Monday morning. She was 94 years of age and had lived in Lincoln county for 79 years.
Mrs. LUFF was born in Green County, Penn., in 1859, and came to Kansas in 1873, making the trip from Indiana in a covered wagon. In 1874 she moved to Lincoln county and remained here for the rest of her life, most of the time being spent in the city of Lincoln where she was employed for many years as cook in the Windsor Hotel.

She was married to Captain William C. LUFF in 1878, and to this union four children, three daughters and one son, were born. She had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also had a great-great-grandson, Jeffrey GREENE, whom she saw last summer. Last April Mrs. Luff fell and broke her hip but she recovered and was in fair health until last Friday when she became ill.

Rev. Gilbert S. PETERS, assisted by Rev. R.L. HENRICKSON, will conduct funeral services for Mrs. LUFF at 2:00 o'clock on Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. Interment will be in the Lincoln cemetery.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-grandmother. I can be contacted at
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