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Surnames starting with
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WACKER --- Anna Sophia Feldkamp WACKER
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Feb. 18, 1932
---Anna Sophia Emma WACKER was born Aug. 11, 1879, at Bensenville, Dupage Co., Ill. In 1882 she came to Lincoln county, Kansas, with her parents, settling on a farm near Vesper, where she grew to womanhood. In the year 1894 on March 18th she was confirmed in the German Evangelical church south of Vesper by Rev. WALTER. On Nov. 13, 1902, she was married to Edward J.G. WACKER and lived on their farm where she passed away on Feb. 5, 1932, at the age of 52 years, 5 months, 25 days.
Her mother and father Wm. FELDKAMP going to their Heavenly Mansions in the years Sept. 18, 1916 and Dec. 10, 1918, respectively, the brother passed over on Sept. 19, 1917.
She leaves to mourn her husband, six brothers, Henry, William, Lanie, Fred FELDKAMP, Lincoln, August of Natoma, and Edd Feldkamp of Plainville. Two sisters, Mrs Mary HUEHL and Mrs. Carrie DOHE of Lincoln.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. SYBOLT of Holyrood from the German Emanuel Evangelical church, Vesper. [Buried Lincoln cemetery]

WAGNER or WAGONER -- Clarence Lewis WAGNER
Lincoln Sentinel, Aug 25, 1910
---Clarence Lewis WAGNER [elsewhere in the paper he is referred to as Clarence WAGONER], son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WAGNER, was born September 14, 1891, in Mitchell County, Kansas, and departed this life August 18, 1910, being 14 years, 11 months, and 4 days old. He was converted in the year 1908 under the preaching of Rev. DARNELL, attended Sunday school regularly, was a good boy and liked by all who knew him. He leaves a father, mother, and four sisters, and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. LATHROP of Pottersburg, Kansas.
WAIT --- Anna C. WAIT
Lincoln Sentinel, May 11, 1916
---Anna C. Wait died very suddenly at her home in this city Wednesday morning. She was in good health the night before and was up town doing her trading as usual. Wednesday morning the family found her dead, she must have passed away only a short time before. In her this community loses a good woman. She has accomplished much good in this county. For many, many years she taught school and hundreds of her pupils are now scattered all over this United States. For many years she was a hard worker for the suffrage cause, and at last saw the fruits of her labors. At the time of her death her only son, Alfred, and his wife lived with her. Funeral will be held Saturday and the remains will be laid at the side of her husband who preceded her several years.
WAIT - Lillian W. WAIT
Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Mont., Dec. 24, 1943
---Funeral services for Lillian W. Wait were held Friday morning at the Waggener and Campbell chapel with Rev. Mrs. R.C. Treloar officiating. Interment followed in the Conrad Memorial cemetery.
Lillian Woolridge Wait was born in Charles City, Iowa, in 1874. While very young the family moved to Kansas where she grew up. Theere she taught school for a time and later was married to Alfred H. Wait, a prominent newspaperman. After the death of her husband 28 years ago, Mrs. Wait became city librarian in Lincoln, Kan., When her health failed in 1936 she came to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shaw of East Lake shore. Mrs. Wait, although somewhat of an invalid. was keenly interested in what went on in her community and whenever she could she took an active part in the social life of her neighbors. She was greatly interested in books and helped with the work of the circulating library on the lake shore.
She passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1943, at the home of her sister at the age of 69 years.
Besides her sister, Mrs. Wait is survived by a brother, Burke Tufts of Manhattan, Kan., and seven nieces and nephews.

WALLACE --- Elizabeth Wallace
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, April 5, 1945
---Elizabeth Cramb, daughter of William and Ann Cramb, was born in Mylnifield, Quarry, Scotland, July 26, 1855, and passed away at her home March 27, 1945 ated 89 years, eight months and one day.
She united with the Presbyterian church in early life and remained a faithful Christian. She came to Kansas in 1884 and was employed in the late Arthur Goodwin home at Minneapolis until her marriae to Thomas Wallace July 26, 1889. He was also a native of Scotland.
To this union were born four children, one daughter, Mrs. Belle Mastellar, and three sons, John A. and David A. of Barnard and William C. of Minneapolis. Her husband preceded her in death February 2, 1932. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, fourteen grand children and eight great grandchildren. Four of her grand sons, James, Dale, Robert and Delbert are in the U. S. service; also Carl Shumaker and Junior Muller.
[Submitted by Pamela Graf,]

Barnard Bee, Thursday February 4, 1932
---Thomas WALLACE, an aged farmer residing about four miles northeast of Barnard, who was injured a week ago Sunday while engaged in making some repairs to his windmill, mention of which was made in our last week's issue, passed away at the family home Tuesday morning at 8:20 o'clock. The immediate cause of his death was apoplexy.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the family home, the service being conducted by Rev. J. H. Reynolds and interment was made in the Milo Cemetery.
Thomas Wallace was born in Lochee, Scotland on May 12, 1860. He emigrated to the United States in 1885 and in March of that year came to Kansas and homesteaded the farm near here which has since been the family home.
On July 26, 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth CRAMB. To this union were born four children, one daughter and three sons, all of whom with his faithful wife survive him. The children are: Mrs. Belle MASTELLAR, Dave and Alfred WALLACE, all of the Barnard community, and William WALLACE of Lochee, Scotland, and one sister, Mrs. Belle WASHER of Barnard. Many other relatives and friends mourn his departure. Deceased was 71 years, 8 months and 20 days of age.
[Submitted by Pamela Graf,]

WALLS --- Gertie WALLS
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday December 30, 1880.
---Died December 24th of typhoid pneumonia, Gertie, daughter of J.C. and E.M. WALLS of Pleasant Valley, aged four years, eight months and nine days.
submitted by Bill Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
WALLS - Infant
Lincoln Sentinel, Nov. 11, 1909
--- Last week Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALLS had to say good bye to their little five days old infant son. The funeral services in the Pleasant Dale church were conducted by the pastor H.C. BRADBURY and the burial was in the Hammer cemetery. "It is not the will of your father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish."
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (

Lincoln Beacon, 15 September 1893
---John B. WALLS died at his home in Lincoln, Thrusday, August 31, 1893, aged 74 years and 3 days, of dropsy and old age. Mr. WALLS was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28, 1819, where he lived until 1856, when he moved to Missouri, residing in that state until 1858, when he went to Iowa. He came to Lincoln County in 1869 and lived in this vicinity until 1883, when he returned to the neighborhood of his old home in Iowa, but about 3 years ago found him again in Lincoln. His aged wife, with whom he had lived 53 years, survives him and also two sons, Thomas and James, their only surviving children. The funeral was held in the M.E. Church...conducted by Rev. W. L. CANNON Submitted by Scott Holl
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 14 February 1935
---[Nolan WALLS was the brother of Iona (WALLS) WALTERS].
Lincoln relatives were notified Monday evening of the death of Nolan WALLS who passed his home in Cleveland. He was 56 years old and... had been a locomotive engineer with an Ohio railroad. Nolan WALLS was reared in this community and lived here until he became a young man. Feeling that there was greater opportunity in the east he journeyed to Ohio where he took up his residence in Cleveland. Surviving are his widow and four children, all living in Cleveland; six sisters--Mrs. J.S. RICH, Mrs. George MCFARLAND, Mrs. Spencer DONLEY, Mrs. Roy MCFARLAND, Mrs. E. C. WALTERS, all of Lincoln; Mrs. Louise PIKE, Kansas City and Mrs. Edith STALLINGS [it is not clear how this last person is related]. Funeral Cleveland...burial will be in the cemetary there.
Submitted by Scott Holl
Lincoln Sentinel, 2 June 1902
---Thomas WALLS died May 31 of heart disease at his home near Lincoln and was the Lincoln Cemetary. He was favorably and widely known, and the esteem in which he was held was shown by the procession which was almost two miles long. WALLS was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Kansas from Fayette County, Iowa in the spring of 1870...he was elected Registar of Deeds and was elected Sheriff in '76 and '77. Mr. Walls had always been prominent in the affairs of the county, not only in the stirring days earlier, but up to the time of his death.
Submitted by Scott Holl (great-great-grandson)
This is from a typed copy of a newspaper obit, I assume from a Lincoln Co. paper--no date given; date of death 1-16-1904.
---Mrs. Emma WALLS died Saturday, Jan 16, at her home near Rocky Hill, of apaplexy. Mrs. WALLS was born on the Isle of Man in June 1851. She came to this country when about two years of age and lived with her parents in Iowa until her marriage in 1866. In 1870 she came to this county and... made her home near Lincoln. In May 1902 her husband died. Nine children survive, eight daughters and a son. Three live in Cleveland, Ohio, and three are at home. Those living in this county are Misses Buelah, Pluma, and Louis WALLS, Mesdames E.C. WALTERS and Spencer DONLEY. Four sisters, Mesdames DAY, MARSHALL, ELGIN, LINCOLN, and Lydia BROWN of Wagner I.T. and a brother, Ed CROWE of Lincoln also survive. A daughter, Mrs. Belle RICH arrived Monday night [for services]
Submitted by Scott Holl (great-great grandson)
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 24 February 1944
Ezekiel C. WALTERS, son of Charles and Marian WALTERS was born June 6, 1869, near Jolliet, Ill. and died on Feb. 14, 1944 at his home southeast of Lincoln, aged 74 years, eight months, eight days. At the age of nine he came to Kansas. Married Anna Iona WALLS on April 9, 1893. Five children--Ethel, Emma, Nolan, Henry and Irene. Four sisters--Clara QUARY, Ellsworth; Jennie MCAFEE, Perry, Okla.; Mamie INGHAM, Lincoln; Nellie KANBAUM, Chicago. A brother, Fred. One half-brother, John SHELDON, Ness City. In 1899 he moved to the Rocky Hill neighborhood. Interment in Lincoln Cemetary.
Submitted by Scott Holl (great-grandson)
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 12 February 1959
---Mrs. Ionia Ann [WALLS] WALTERS, 84, a long-time resident of Lincoln Co. died Saturday evening at the Lincoln Co. Hospital. Mrs. WALTERS was born Sept. 30, 1874, south of Lincoln. Raised in the Spring Creek community. Following her marriage to E.C. [Ezekiel] WALTERS in 1893, lived at Rocky Hill, southeast of Lincoln. Mr WALTERS died in 1944. Survivors: three daughters--Mrs. Ethel HUTCHISON, Paradise; Mrs. Irene SPARKS, Beverly; Mrs. Emma LEWICK; Lincoln; two sons--Nolan WALTERS, Lincoln; Henry WALTERS, Salina; 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Interment in Lincoln Cemetary.
Submitted by Scott Holl (great-grandson)
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 1 July 1971
---Nolan WALTERS was born August 15, 1899 to Ezekiel and Ionia [WALLS] WALTERS. Died June 25, 1971 at St. John's Hospital, Salina. He spent all his life in Lincoln County. Married Mary QUILLAN, Feb. 26, 1922. The family farmed east of Lincoln until moving to town in 1944. Nolan served two terms as sheriff of Lincoln County, was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Lion's Club. Preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kathleen, who died in 1945. Survivors: wife, Mary; three daughters--Mrs. Marjorie HOLL and Marniece SHEETS, both of Lincoln; Mrs. Margueritte PINNICK of Eudora; a son, Richard, Lincoln; three sisters--Mrs. Ethel HUTCHISON, Paradise; Mrs. Irene SPARKS, Beverly; Mrs. Emma LEWICK, Lincoln; a borther, Henry, Salina; nine children.
Submitted by Scott Holl (grandson)
WARD --- "Grandma" WARD
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday January 6, 1881.
---(From Monroe area local news) Grandma WARD died December 21st at the residence of her son, Matthew WARD. One of the pioneers of Lincoln County has taken her flight to that better land prepared for the faithful.
submitted by Bill Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
WARNER --- Rev. George W. WARNER
Lincoln Beacon Thursday February 22, 1894.
---(From Barnard area local news) Rev. George W. WARNER was taken sick about three weeks ago with pneumonia ending with typhoid symptoms and died Saturday night, February 3rd. He was buried at Minneapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 6th. Mr. WARNER was a licensed preacher of the M.E. Church and an old soldier in the War of 1861-1865 in which he was wounded in one arm.
Mr. WARNER was born at Shelbyville, Vermont, June 27, 1825. He moved to Harrison, Illinois, when a young man. There he married Miss Diantha DOWELL in 1847. Eight children were born to them, only three being alive. They came to Minneapolis, Kansas, November, 1877, where they have lived ever since except one year in Barnard...
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper. This is a summary of a much longer obituary.)
WATSON --- William T. WATSON
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Nov. 5, 1942
---William T. WATSON, a former county commissioner from the second district of Lincoln county, died early Friday morning at St. John's hospital in Salina where he had been a patient for several weeks. Mr. Watson's heatlh had been gradually failing for several years and recently he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage from which he was unable to recover. At the time of his death, Mr. Watson was aged 73 years and 14 days.
William Thomas Watson, son of Thomas and Ann Watson, was born Oct. 16, 1869, near Salina, Saline county, Kansas. While yet a boy he moved with his parents to a farm north of Lincoln where he grew to manhood, living the remainder of his life, except for two years spent on the Pacific Coast, in this community.
Oct. 16, 1898, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Wild at Beverly. He and his bride established their home in Battle Creek township where they lived for 44 years. To this union were born seven children, one of whom preceded him in death. The surviving nearest relatives are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. H.M. LOUNSBURY of Lincoln, Mrs. D.S. SNYDER Jr. of Wichita, Miss Velma WATSON of Daytona Beach, Fla., and three sons, Wendell of Hunter, Emery of Barnard and Elton in the U.S. army, also five grandsons.

WEBB --- Nellie Jane (DEEDS) WEBB
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Thursday, October 2, 1941
---Mrs. Emphis WEBB fell asleep September 23, 1941 at her home. Mrs. WEBB had been in poor health for some time but her death was unexpected and a shock to the community. Nellie Jane DEEDS was born to Hiram and Olive [STARKS] DEEDS on May 4, 1874 at Mercer, Pennsylvania and came with her parents to Lincoln, Kansas, in 1878. She has lived most of her life in or near Lincoln. Her marriage to Emphis J. WEBB took place August 4, 1895 at her home near Lincoln. Three chidren were born to this union, all of whom with the bereaved husband survive. Mrs. Vona SCHROEDER of Plainville, Kansas, Harley WEBB of Lincoln and Mrs. May SORENSON of Denmark, Kansas. Mrs. WEBB leaves seveteen grandchildren, one grandson, Dayle GREEN, whom she raised and who a great comfort to her; one sister, Mrs. Laura HEMMINGER of Beloit. She leaves many nieces and nephews who will miss her....Funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Dr. R. L. VANCE (Presbyterian Church) at 2:00 p.m., Thursday.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers. Nellie Jane Webb was Bill's great great aunt.
WEBSTER --- Gracie Theodora Webster
Saline Valley Register, April 24, 1878
---Died April 9th, 1878, Gracie Theodora, daughter of T.L. Webster, aged 7 years, 6 months and 28 days. [See also Violet COLLINS]
WEGLEY --- Walter S. Wait WEGLEY
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday September 9, 1880.
---Died.... September 6 of gangronous sore throat Walter S. Wait WEGLEY, son of Austin and Nancy A. WEGLEY, aged 11 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days.
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this death notice while looking through the paper.)
Lincoln County Beacon Thursday July 8, 1880.
---Died... June 29th of pneumonia, the wife of Lyman WETMORE. (Note... We are not related to this person. We found this obit while looking through the paper.)
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