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 --- Lobster3@email.msn.com
LOVIN[G] - LOVINE - LOVER --- Sarah LOVIN
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.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......
"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.
"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
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. (Lobster3@email.msn.com)
LOWERS --- Mary LOWERS
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.
Submitted by: Lori Graff -- email@example.com -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
LUFF -- Mary E. BROOKS LUFF
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 email@example.com.)
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