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ALMAN Ella May Alman - Emporia Gazette Nov. 26, 1951
  • She was a resident of Oakland, Calif, but was in Emporia since January.
  • Died in Newman Memorial County Hospital, November 26, 1951.
  • Burial in Neosho Rapids cemetery after cremation.
  • Born May 6, 1872, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EPHRIAM BOLLINGER.
  • Married to ARCH (sic Arthur intended) ALLMAN (died in 1931).
  • Survived by a brother, JOHN BOLLINGER, Neosho Rapids; and two sisters, MRS. MARY CARPENTER, Emporia, and MRS. J.P. COWAN, 628 State.
Marvel Delahaye
ARCHER M.H. Archer - Emporia Weekly News April 2, 1875
In Memorial
Resolution of Americus Grange No. 613?, Lyon county, Kansas.
Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to suddenly remove from our midst, by death, our friend and worthy brother, M. H. Archer who has, from the organization of the order, been a true and faithful member, and greatly endeared himself to the members of the order, by his brotherly kindness; therefore be it Resolved. That we deeply mourn his loss, and tender our profoundest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be sent the Emporia News and Emporia Ledger with request that they be published.
(3 Names unreadable)
Gina Easley
ARNOLD Mary Eliza Arnold- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943
  • Aged 89 years
  • Died February 24, 1943 in Maple Hill, Kansas
  • Burial in Cottonwood Falls cemetery
Anonymously contributed
AUSTIN Carl Austin- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943
  • Came to Kansas when 6 years old
  • Lived in Toledo Township since March 4, 1884
  • Died March 1, 1943 at his home north of Saffordville
  • Born September 5, 1878 in Ashmore, Ill.,son of T. J. and Amanda WRIGHT AUSTIN
  • Buried in Hilltop cemetery at Toledo
  • Married November 14, 1900 to Della Mae WORKMAN at her home near Emporia. She died October 4, 1934
  • Married March 28, 1940 to Laura C. BEECH in Emporia
  • Survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Marie ALBIN, of Saffordville; a brother, Earl AUSTIN, Emporia, and a sister, Mrs. Cosette BROUGH, Cottonwood Falls
Anonymously contributed
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BECK Albert Beck - Emporia Daily Gazette March 4, 1943
  • Was a farmer an stockman for 19 years
  • Served as assistant baggageman and baggageman at the Santa Fe station in Emporia from December 29, 1918 to January 31, 1928
  • Member of Masonic Lodge
  • Died March 3, 1943
  • Born May 21, 1870 in Arkansas City, Kansas, son of Mr and Mrs Paul BECK, early day Emporians
  • Survived by Mrs. BECK, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. B. H. DOUNING, Anthony, Kan.; and one sister Mis Eva BECK, Santa Monica, Calif.
Anonymously contributed
BEIN Peter Bein - The Olpe Optic November 9, 1899
Peter Bein, who has been living with his brother Mat. who resides about five miles west of town, shot himself last Monday at 11:30 a.m. He had been sick for about a year and it was thought that it was momentary insanity that caused him to commit the rash act. Coroner Boyton was at once sent for, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest over his body as from the evidence shown it was a clear case of suicide. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Olpe Wednesday.
S. Brier
BETHUREM Charles G. Bethurem - Emporia Gazette July 12, 1940 and Arizona Daily Star June 19, 1940
  • Taught farm shop work in the schools of southern Arizona
  • Lived in Lyon County until 1914, then Lamar, Colorado until movint to Arizona in 1920
  • Died June 17, 1940 at home near Tuscon, Arizona
  • Born near Chicago Mound on November 7, 1870
  • Survived by his wife, former Bel (Isabel) Gordon; his brother, Jesse; a sister Mrs Clayton Bright, all of Tuscon; and a sister Mrs. William D. Shulley of Emporia.
Eloise Nicholos
BETHUREM Isabel N. Bethurum - Emporia Gazette November 21, 1944 and Arizona Daily Star November 8, 1944
  • Former Emporia resident
  • Moved to Lyon County as a child
  • Taught school for 20 years in Kansas
  • Resident of Tuscon for 24 years
  • Died November 7, 1944 at her home in Tuscon, Arizona
  • Buried Evergreen Cemetery (Tuscon)
  • Born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in 1873.
  • Married to Charles G Bethurem in 1909. He died in 1940
  • Two children died in infancy. Survived by a cousin, Mrs. Edith Hulse, La Grande, Oregon; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Bright of Tucson, and a brother-in-law, Jesse S. Bethurum of Tucson.
Eloise Nicholos
BETHUREM Isaac Bethurem - Emporia Gazette February 23, 1923
Isaac Bethurem died this morning at his home, 118 South Market.
Funeral Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the mission recently erected on South Market, between Randolph and Copley. Rev. Homer Biddlecum, pastor of the Friends church will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Hunt cemetery.
Isaac Bethurem was born July 4, 1842, in Rockcastle county, Ky. He moved with his parents to Illinois, and from there to Leavenworth County, Kansas, in 1854. His father, David P. Bethurem, built the first frame house and planted the first orchard in Anderson county.
As a boy of 20, Isaac Bethurem enlisted in Company C, ninth division, Kansas Cavalry. His father enlisted in the same company and was killed in the battle of Cabin Creek, Indian Territory, where Isaac Bethurem also was wounded.
1869 Mr. Bethurem was married to Margaret Susannah Gibson. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bethurem. Charles G. and Ruth Ann. After the death of Mrs. Bethurem in 1880, Mr. Bethurem was married to Sarah Ann Gibson in 1882. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bethurem, four of whom survive. The surviving children are Charles G. Bethurem, Mrs. Clayton Bright, Mrs. William D. Shulley and Jesse S. Bethurem. Four grandchildren also survive.

Emporia Gazette February 23, 1923
Funeral services for Isaac Bethurem, who died Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at the mission recently erected on South Market. Rev. Homer Biddlecum, pastor of the Friends church, conducted the services. Interment was in the Hunt cemetery. The pallbearers were: Jacob Marcellus, John Marcellus, Al Randolph, William Frost, George Dewey and George Gruber.

Eloise Nicholos
BETHUREM Isaac Bethurem - Emporia Weekly Republican April 6, 1893
Isaac Bethurem, aged 9 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bethurem, died at the family home, 14 South Cottonwood street Monday morning from typhoid fever. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and the remains were interred at the Hunt cemetery.
Eloise Nicholos
BETHUREM Sarah A. Bethurem - Emporia Gazette September 3, 1931
  • Moved with her parents to a farm south of Emporia in 1860
  • Died September 3, 1931 at her home in Emporia
  • Buried in the Hunt Cemetery
  • Born in Indiana on October 7, 1858, (maiden name Gibson)
  • Married to Isaac Bethurem of Emporia. He died in 1923
  • Survived by one son, Jess Bethurem, Emporia; one daughter Mrs W.D. Shulley, Emporia; and two stepchildren C.G. Bethurem and Mrs Ann Bright of Tuscon, Arizona
Eloise Nicholos
BOLLINGER Alice E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Sept 16, 1992
  • Former accountant for the Kansas Tax Commission and Kansas Highway Commission. She also served a housemother for the Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority house in Emporia.
  • Died Sept. 14, 1982, at a nursing home in Salina, Kansas.
  • Graveside services were held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids, KS.
  • Born Feb. 15, 1905, in Neosho Rapids, daughter of CAVELLA J. and ELIZABETH J. GRAHAM ANDREWS.
  • Survived by two daughters, IRIS J. DYE of Salina and BARBARA J. WILLOUGHBY of Colorado Springs; a sister, GARLAND IRWIN of Hillsboro; a brother, JAMES H. ANDREWS of Kansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister died earlier.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended were Mrs. HUBERT BOLLINGER, Batavia; Mr. and Mrs. ELTON W. DAVIS, Quenemo; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. BOLLINGER, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. V. J. THILL, Hamilton; J. G. McANTEE, Reading; Ray McANTEE, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. DUANE McANTEE, Council Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. GLEN McANTEE, Admire.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Alita Marjorie Bollinger - Kansas City Star Feb. 3, 2011
  • Lived in Prairie Village Kansas, Worked for 25 years at the Jones Store and was a volunteer for the Johnson County Library for 15 years.
  • Died Jan. 30, 2011, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Memorial Services held at the Village Presbyterian Church, Feb 5, 2011
  • Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Council Grove, KS, (Unpublished note: daughter of MUNSON G. and FLORENCE PEDERSEN PHILLIPS.)
  • Preceeded in death by her husband, LLOYD H. BOLLINGER and her siblings, GLEN PHILLIPS, PAUL PHILLIPS and ROSELIE FROST
  • Survived by two daughters, MARSHA ALLEN, and LYNNE ROCK; a brother, RALPH PHILLIPS; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER A(rthur) Vern Bollinger - Greater Plaquemine Post ,(Plaquemine,LA) (no date given)(1968)
  • Died in Rayne, LA
  • Resident of Plaquemine since 1943
  • Native of Neosho Rapids, Kan
  • Survived by his wife, the former IVA LAMBERT; one daughter Mrs MARVEL B. DELAHAYE, Plaquemine; two sisters, Mrs HATTIE DAVIS, Reading, Kan, and Mrs LENA MARSHINSKY, Emporia, Kan; three brothers, HUBERT G. BOLLINGER, Batavia, Ill, WILLIAM C. BOLLINGER, Kansas City, Kan, and LLOYD H. BOLLINGER, Oakland, Calif; and three grandchildren, DARNEL, KIM and DAN DELAHAYE, all of Plaquemine.
  • Member of Acacia Lodge No. 116 F&AM and Carpenters Local No. 1098.
Emporia Gazette (no date given)
  • Vern Bollinger died Wednesday in Plaquemine. (This is in error, he died May 30, 1968 in Rayne, LA)
  • Born June 30, 1900 in Neosho Rapids, the son of ORA E. and LOUIE ESTELLE HAMILTON BOLLINGER
  • Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, HARRY W., CHARLES and WAYNE
  • Survived by his wife IVA LAMBERT BOLLINGER of the home; one daughter Mrs MARVEL B. DELEHAYE(sic)(error -DELAHAYE) also of Plaquemine; three brothers, WILLIAM C., of Kansas City, Kan, and LLOYD, of Oakland, Calif and HUBERT, of Batavia, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs JOHN MARSHINSKY, 618 Sylvan St., and Mrs WILLIAM DAVIS, Reading
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended were MRS. VERN BOLLINGER and MRS. MARVEL D. (sic) DELAHAYE and children KIM, DAN and DARNEL, Plaquemine; LEO LAMBERT and MR. and MRS. DONALD LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. BOLLINGER, Wichita; and Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD LAMBERT, Humboldt
  • burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery
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BOLLINGER Betty Jane Wilson Buckley Bollinger - Emporia Gazette June 30, 2001
  • Former executive secretary for Standard Oil
  • June 26, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Manor in Merriam, Kansas
  • Graveside services July 2, 2001 at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Born December 22, 1935, in Emporia, daughter of Woodrow Wright and Margaret Morgan Wilson
  • Graduate of Emporia High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia
  • Married (1). Leon Buckley, he died earlier. (2). Dewayne LeRoy Bollinger. They were divorced.
  • Preceeded in death by her father and a son, Brian BOLLINGER.
  • Survived by by a son, Brett BUCKLEY, Texarkana, TX; her mother, Margaret Wilson HARRINGTON, Silverthorne, Colo.; two brothers: Roger Wilson, Kansas City, KS; and Charles Wilson, Siverthorne, Colo.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Cecilia M. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Nov. (no day given), 1998
  • Died November 23, 1998 at her son's home in Emporia
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids
  • Worked at Montgomery Ward then Globe Union Battery Co. in Emporia then Batavia, IL
  • Born March 10, 1909, northwest of Reading, daughter of JOHN JAMES and ADELHEID KOETTING McANTEE
  • Married GLENN H. BOLLINGER on Sept. 4, 1932, at Foster, Mo. He died Dec. 14, 1968
  • Survived by a son, CECIL E. BOLLINGER, Emporia; a sister, ANN C. THILL, Emporia; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. An infant son; and another son, CHARLES G. BOLLINGER, SR., two brothers, J.G. McANTEE and EDWARD E. McANTEE; and a sister HELEN AGNES DAVIS died earlier
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Charles Glenn Bollinger Sr. - Emporia Gazette? Dec 7, 1987
  • Resident of Emporia, he was a brick mason and serves with the Navy Seebees during the Korean War.
  • Died Dec. 6, 1987, Emporia, KS.
  • Services to be Dec. 9, 1987, cremation to follow.
  • Born July 30th, 1933 in Emporia, son of GLENN HUBERT and CECILIA M. McANTEE BOLLINGER.
  • Survived by a son, CHARLES G. BOLLINGER, JR., Emporia; three daughters, CANDY E. CAVALIER, Pearl City, Hawaii; KAREN SUE OREJUELA, Amherst, N.H.; and AMY LOUISE THOMPSON, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; his mother CECILIA BOLLINGER, Emporia; a brother, CECIL BOLLINGER, Emporia and eight grandchildren.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Charles G. Bollinger Jr. (full obituary found at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home)
  • Died Jul. 6, 2010 at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Woodlands Texas
  • Born Nov. 18, 1958 in Emporia Kan. son of Charles Glenn BOLLINGER, Sr. and Margaret BOLLINGER (GREER)
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Charles O. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 19, 1941
  • Died February 18, 1941 in Iola, Kansas
  • Allen County Republican leader
  • Formerly Iola, mayor, postmaster, Allen County sheriff and state representative
  • Operated a hardware store with his son
Anonymously contributed
BOLLINGER Chase Brandon Bollinger - Emporia Gazette July 6, 1983
  • Died July 5, 1983 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka
  • Graveside services held in Hartwell, Missouri
  • Infant son of Charles and Kimber Lee Attebury BOLLINGER
  • Survived by parents; one brother, Truck BOLLINGER; one sister, Heather BOLLINGER, all of Burlington; grandparents the Rev. and Mrs. Donald ATTEBURY of Burlington and Charles and Margaret BOLLINGER Emporia; great-grandmothers, Cecilia BOLLINGER of Emporia, Helen BOONE of Kansas City, Mo., and ReeDee COOK of Kansas City.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Ephraim Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Jan. 31, 1911
Ephraim Bollinger died Sunday (Jan. 29) at his home, near Neosho Rapids. He had suffered for some time with a cancerous growth, and his death was not unexpected. His wife and five of his children were with him. Ephraim Bollinger was born in Maryland, December 26, 1836. When a boy he moved with his parents to Ohio, and was married there to Miss MARTHA JANE JORDON in September 1865. When a young man Mr. Bollinger united with the Dunkard church of St. Paris, Ohio. In 1869 the family moved to Kansas, settling on a farm near Neosho Rapids, where they have continued to live. Upon coming to Kansas Mr. Bollinger joined the Dunkard church of Madison; and was a most faithful member of that organization. Besides his wife he leaves six children. they are Mrs. MARY L. CARPENTER and Mrs. CORA E. COWEN of Emporia; Mrs. ELLA M. ALMAN, of Needles, Calif.; WILLIAM F. BOLLINGER, JOHN L. BOLLINGER and Miss(sic) ORA BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Evelyn Griffitts Bollinger - Emporia Gazette October 8, 1996
  • Former Emporian
  • Retired employee of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Health Department
  • Lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, and moved to Eagle Rock, Mo., six months before her death.
  • Died Oct 5, 1996, at South Barry County Hospital in Cassville, Missouri
  • No Burial - Cremation
  • Born Aug. 20, 1913, in Emporia, daughter of Ai and Effie Mae Hilton GRIFFITTS.
  • Married in 1930 to William C. Bollinger at Emporia. He died in 1983.
  • Survived by by a son, W. F. "Billy" BOLLINGER of Seneca; a daughter, Patty Lou MOONEY of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Frank E. GRIFFITTS of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister Elaine Griffitts of Eagle rock, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters died earlier.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER G. Hubert Bollinger - unknkown newspaper Dec 14, 1968
  • Resident of Batavia Illinois, he was a former Emporia carpenter.
  • Died Dec. 14, 1968, in the Community Hospital at Geneva, Illinois.
  • Services were Dec. 17, 1968, burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids, KS.
  • Born Feb. 18th, 1906 in Neosho Rapids, son of ORA ELLSWORTH and LOUIE E. HAMILTON BOLLINGER.
  • Married CECILIA MARY McANTEE Sept. 4th, 1932 in Foster, MO.
  • Survived by his wife of the home, two sons, CHARLES G. BOLLINGER, Kansas City, Mo.; and CECIL E. BOLLINGER, Emporia; wo brothers, W. C. BOLLINGER of Kansas City, KS.; and L. H. BOLLINGER, Prairie Village; two sisters, HATTIE DAVIS, Winfield, and LENA MARSHINSKY, Emporia.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son and four brothers, CHARLIE, HARRY, VERN and WAYNE BOLLINGER.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended were Mrs. HUBERT BOLLINGER, Batavia; Mr. and Mrs. ELTON W. DAVIS, Quenemo; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. BOLLINGER, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. V. J. THILL, Hamilton; J. G. McANTEE, Reading; Ray McANTEE, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. DUANE McANTEE, Council Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. GLEN McANTEE, Admire.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Gary Dean Bollinger - Daily Miner, Kingman AZ, Nov 30, 2011
  • Resident of Brighton, Colorado..
  • Died Nov. 23, 2011 after a battle with lung cancer.
  • Born Oct. 19, 1942 in Vallejo, California son of VIRGINIA and HERBERT "Bud" BOLLINGER.
  • Grew up on a farm near Hartford, Kan. and graduated from Hartford High School in 1960. Attended College of Emporia for one semester.
  • Moved to the Denver area in 1962 and started a lifelong career in the home building industry in the Denver, Kingman, and Kansas City areas.
  • Survived by his daughter, SHONNIE (KELLY) CLINE, two sisters, DONNA KUHN of Hartford, Kan. and CHERYL (FRAN) HERRICK of Olathe Kan., brother WAYNE (NANCY) LAMBERT of Baldwin City, Kan., his ex-wife, SHIRLEY (PAUL GARRISON) BOLLINGER of Brighton Colo., and several grandchildren, Nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, DON LAMBERT and HOWARD LAMBERT and daughter TERESA PYLER.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Harry W. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1961
  • Former resident of Emporia, moved to Topeka in 1942. He was an inspector for the Federal Housing Administration.
  • Died February 20, 1961, Topeka, KS.
  • Services were Feb. 24, 1961, cremation followed.
  • Born Jan. 25th, 1897 in Neosho Rapids, son of ORA E. and LOUIE E. HAMILTON BOLLINGER
  • Survived by his widow, Mrs. PEARL BOLLINGER, and two grands sons, JEFF and GENE BOLLINGER, all of the home; five brothers, ARTHUR V. BOLLINGER of Plaquemine, La.; HUBERT BOLLINGER and WAYNE BOLLINGER, both of Emporia; WILLIAM BOLLINGER of Kansas City; and LLOYD BOLLINGER of Prairie Village; and two sisters Mrs. HATTIE DAVIS of Reading; and Mrs. LELA (sic LENA intended) MARSHINSKY of Emporia.
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BOLLINGER Herbert John "Bud" Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb 21, 1992
  • Former carpenter and farmer.
  • Died Feb. 20, 1982, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.
  • Graveside services were held at Mount Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids, KS.
  • Born Feb. 15, 1905, in Neosho Rapids, daughter of CAVELLA J. and ELIZABETH J. GRAHAM ANDREWS.
  • Survived by his wife, VIRGINIA BOLLINGER; four daughters, CHERYL HERRICK of Olathe, DONNA KUHN of Derby, IRIS DYE of Salina and BARBARA WILLOUGHBY of Colorado Springs, Co.; a son, GARY BOLLINGER of Kingman, Ariz.; three stepsons, DONALD LAMBERT of Neosho Rapids, HOWARD LAMBERT of Chanute and WAYNE LAMBERT of Lawrence; a sister HENRIETTA HANCOCK of Moab, Utah; and 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER John L. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette November 16, 1953
  • Died November 15, 1953 at his home in Emporia
  • Burial in Neosho Rapids Cemetery
  • Born February 8, 1882 in Neosho Rapids
  • Married February 10, 1902 to Jessie JACOBS in Neosho Rapids
  • Survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harold HANCOCK, of Sunflower, and two sons, J. H. BOLLINGER, of Hartford, and H. E. BOLLINGER, of Springville, Iowa. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren

    Emporia Gazette November 18, 1953

  • Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Harold HANCOCK and family, Sunflower; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh BOLLINGER, Springville, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. BOLLINGER, Hartford; Mrs. Alice BOLLINGER, Topeka; Miss Barbara BOLLINGER, Junction City; Mr. and Mrs. Max DYE, Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert BOLLINGER, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BOLLINGER, Emporia; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. DAVIS, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. BERKEHIZER, White City; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CRAIL, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George CHAMBERLIN, Missouri City, MO; Dr. and Mrs. J. WILLIAMS, Osage City; Mrs. Joe. R. EVANS, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. J. O. WILLIAMS; Mr. and Mrs. Clark WILLIAMS; Mrs. Laura WILLIAMS, Lebo; Mrs. Bernice JONES, Mr. and Mrs. Roy JACOBS, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. Henry SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Grover JACOB, Emporia.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Lloyd H."Pete" Bollinger - Kansas City Times February 14, 1986
  • Died February 14, 1986 at a hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Superintendant of carpenters for Massman Construction
  • Retired in 1969
  • Born in Neosho Rapids, Kansas
  • Navy veteran of World War II
  • Burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery
  • Survived by his wife, Mrs Alita Bollinger of Prairie Village; two daughters, Mrs. Marsha ALLEN, Friendswood. Texas and Mrs. Lynne Rock of Cupertino, California, and three grandchildren.
Bill Phillips
BOLLINGER Louie E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette April 22, 1960
  • Resided at 312 West Fifteenth Ave
  • Died April 21, 1960
  • Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids
  • Born March 12, 1873, at Watkins Glen, N.Y., daughter of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Durlin Hamilton.
  • Married Ora E. Bollinger, March 12th, 1889, at Neosho Rapids (died Nov 24, 1942)
  • Survived by six sons, HARRY W. BOLLINGER, Topeka, A. VERNE (sic VERN intended) BOLLINGER, Platman (sic Plaquemine intended), La.; HUBERT, 312 West Fifteenth Ave., WAYNE, 1731 Rural St.; WILLIAM C., Kansas City, Kan.; and LLOYD H., Prairie Village; two daughters, MRS. WILLIAM DAVIS, Reading, and Mrs. JOHN MARSHINSKY, Rt. 1; a sister, FRANCES MASSIE, New Castle, Colo.; eight granddaughters, six grandsons, and 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son, CHARLES, one brother and one sister.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Martha J. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Jan. 4, 1923
Died Jan. 4, 1923
FUNERAL OF MRS. BOLLINGER. Funeral services for Mrs. MARTHA J. BOLLINGER, who died Thursday, were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Mr. McVEY, of Neosho Rapids, conducted the services. Interment was in the Neosho Rapids Cemetery. The pallbearers were: HARRY BOLLINGER, CHARLES BOLLINGER, ROY CARPENTER, FRANK CARPENTER, HERBERT BOLLINGER, and COLVIN COWEN (sic).
Mrs. Bollinger’s maiden name was MARTHA JANE JORDON (sic). She was born at Miami, Ohio, August 4, 1842, and was married to EPHRIAM BOLLINGER in 1865.
Mrs. Bollinger is survived by six children; *Miss(sic) Ora E. Bollinger, W.F. Bollinger, and J.L. Bollinger, of Neosho Rapids; Mrs. Mary L. Carpenter and Mrs. Cora Cowen, of Emporia; and Mrs. Ella M. Alman, of Los Angeles, Calif. Twenty-one grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.
*Ora E. Bollinger (son)
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BOLLINGER Minnie Jacob Bollinger - Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934
  • Died March 11, 1934 in St. Mary's Hospital
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids
  • Born June 16, 1882, nine miles East of Emporia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob
  • Married William F. BOLLINGER on Nov. 17, 1903, at Emporia, KS. He died Aug 15, 1952
  • Survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. John JACOB, of Emporia; a brother, J. O. JACOB, Emporia, and two sisters, Nell JACOB, Emporia, and Mrs. Bernice JONES, Reading.
Marvel Delahaye
BOLLINGER Ora E. Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Nov. ?, 1942
  • Resided at 822 Merchant and was a retired carpenter and contractor. He came to Lyon county in early childhood and moved to Emporia 18 years ago. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
  • Died November 24, 1942, Newman Memorial County hospital
  • Burial at the Hartford cemetery.
  • Born Dec 13, 1906 at Lebo, Kansas, son of JOHN and JESSIE JACOB BOLLINGER.
  • Married Louie E. Hamilton in Neosho Rapids on March 12, 1889.
  • Survived by his wife, six sons, HARRY BOLLINGER, Topeka; WAYNE BOLLINGER, Emporia; WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Atlanta, Ga.; VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; HUBERT BOLLINGER, DeSoto, and FLOYD(SIC LLOYD intended) BOLLINGER, Topeka, and two daughters MRS. HATTIE DAVIS, Reading, and MRS. LENA MARSHINSKY, Emporia. Surviving him also are two brothers, WILLIAM BOLLINGER, Emporia, and JOHN L. BOLLINGER, Neosho Rapids; three sisters, MRS. MARY CARPENTER, Emporia; MRS. ELLA ALLMAN, Oakland, Calif.; and MRS. CORA COWEN, Emporia; five grand-daughters, six grandsons, and one great-grandchild. A son, CHARLES, died in 1928.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BOLLINGER, Miss BARBARA BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD BOLLINGER, all of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM C. BOLLINGER and WILLIAM BOLLINGER, JR., Atlanta, Ga.; MRS. VERN BOLLINGER, of Lottie, La.; Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT BOLLINGER, CHARLES BOLLINGER and CECIL BOLLINGER, Eudora; MRS. BERNIE BERKEHISER, White City; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DAVIS, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BOLLINGER and Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD HANCOCK, Neosho Rapids; FRANK CARPENTER, Hoisington, and MRS. GRACE CRAYL(sic CRAIL intended), Burlington.
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BOLLINGER Pearl Ewing Bollinger - Emporia Gazette Feb. 28, 1967
  • Resided at 114 Constitution St.
  • Died February 27, 1967 in Newman Memorial County Hospital.
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids.
  • Born May 3rd, 1896, in Neosho Rapids daughter of WILLIAM D. and VIRGINIA A. EWING.
  • Married Harry W. Bollinger (died Feb. 20th, 1961).
  • Survived by one sister, Mrs. ROGER WILLIAMS, Waukesha, Wis., and two grandsons, GENE and JEFF SCHLUP BOLLINGER, of the home. One daughter, BARBARA SCHLUP, preceded her in death.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR SCHLUP, Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. G.H. BOLLINGER, Batavia, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. BOLLINGER, Prairie Village; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. BOLLINGER, Kansas City; TED SCHLUP, Albuquerque, NM; and MRS. WILLIAM FELLMAN, Topeka.
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BOLLINGER Ruby Buchtel Bollinger- Emporia Gazette Aug. 1, 1988
  • Provided home care for the elderly
  • Was a lifetime resident of Lyon County
  • died Jul. 30, 1988, at Madison Manor Nursing Home
  • Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at Neosho Rapids
  • Born May 27, 1905, in rural Lyon County, Kansas; daughter of Albert and Grace Lewis BUCHTEL
  • Married Charles BOLLINGER in February 1927 in Burlington, Kansas
  • Her husband died in 1928.
  • Survived by two brothers, Joe BUCHTEL of Elmer, Mo., and Hugh BUCHTEL of Belton, Tex.; and two sisters, Geneva BRIGGS and Katherine LAMBERT of Emporia, and nephews and nieces.
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BOLLINGER Virginia Marie Bollinger- Emporia Gazette August 1992
  • Died July 31, 2007, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia,Kansas. Age 97.
  • Born March 8, 1910 near Reading, Kansas; daughter of John CORWIN and Mary Eunice Matthews WILSON.
  • Married Leo "Shorty" LAMBERT Dec. 6, 1928 in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas who she later divorced.
  • Married Herbert "Bud" BOLLINGER on Aug. 12, 1940 in Carson City, Nev.
  • Survived by two daughters, Donna KUHN of Hartford and Cheryl HERRICK of Olathe; three sons, Howard LAMBERT of Chanute, Wayne LAMBERT of Baldwin City, and Gary BOLLINGER of Olathe; one step-daughter, Barbara WILLOUGHBY of Waco Texas; one sister, Eunice CUNNINGHAM of Reading; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
  • Preceded in death by her husband, who died Feb. 21, 1992; a son, Don LAMBERT, who died June 27, 2006; a step-daughter Iris DYE. two brothers and one sister.
  • Funeral at the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo, Kans, with burial in the Hartford Cemetery.
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BOLLINGER Wayne Bollinger - Emporia Gazette October 9, 1961
  • Owner Bollinger Construction Company
  • Died October 8, 1961 in the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City
  • Burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born July 12, 1908 (corrected date) in Neosho Rapids, son of Ora E. and Louie E. HAMILTON BOLLINGER
  • Married October 17, 1934 to Bertha E. THOMPSON in Emporia
  • Preceeded in death by two brothers, Harry W. and Charles E. BOLLINGER
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, LeROY, of the home and JACK, Wichita; four brothers, A. Vern, Plaquemine, La.; William C., Kansas City; Lloyd H., Prairie Village, and Hubert, Emporia.; two sisters, Mrs. William DAVIS, Reading, and Mrs. John MARSHINSKY, Rt. 1, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Diane and Michael Wayne BOLLINGER, Wichita
  • Relatives attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Jack BOLLINGER, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. BOLLINGER, Prairie Village; Mr. and Mrs. William O. DAVIS, Reading; Messrs. and Mesdames W.C. and W.F. BOLLINGER, Kansas City, Kan.; Mrs. John FISHER, Kansas City, Mo., and MRS. Rex McCAMMAN, Minneapolis, Minn
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BOLLINGER William Clyde Bollinger - Emporia Gazette June 16, 1983
  • Former Emporian and retired carpenter
  • Former employee of the Kansas City, Kan./Wyandotte County Health Department
  • Died June 15, 1983 at a hospital in Kansas City
  • Born Oct 26, 1910 in Neosho Rapids.
  • Survived by his wife, Evelyn F. GRIFFITTS BOLLINGER; one son, William F. BOLLINGER of Manhattan; one daughter, Patty MOONEY of Austin, Tex.; a brother Lloyd BOLLINGER of Prairie Village; six grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Bertha and Cecilia BOLLINGER, of Emporia and two nephews, Cecil and Charles BOLLINGER of Emporia.
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BOLLINGER William Francis Bollinger- Clay Center Dispatch October 02, 2000
  • Known as "Mr. Bill"
  • died Oct. 1, 2000, at Clay County Medical Center
  • born Aug. 26, 1936 in Emporia, Kansas son of William Clyde and Evelyn (Griffitt) Bollinger
  • survived by his wife Donna Lee Hayworth whom he married July 10, 1984
  • A Marine Corp veteran, he was a junior high teacher until he retired in 1989
  • Additional survivors are three daughters, Carol Lynn Thierolf and husband, Craig, of Manhattan, Eadye Bollinger of Junction City, and Gigi Howard and husband, Lonnie, of High Point, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Kelly Holte and husband, Mike, of Clay Center; four stepsons, Rick Hayworth and wife, Tina, of Mayfield, Ky., Randy Hayworth and wife, Kim, of Joshua, Texas, Rodney Hayworth and wife, Terri, of Clay Center, and Roger Hayworth and wife, Kae, of Lincoln, Kan.; a sister, Patty Mooney of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
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BOLLINGER William Franklin Bollinger- Emporia Gazette April 3 and 5, 1948
  • Died April 3, 1948, at the St. Mary's Hospital
  • Buried in Neosho Rapids Cemetery
  • Born July 16, 1881 sic( believed to be 1879), in Neosho Rapids, Kansas; son Mr and Mrs Ephriam BOLLINGER
  • Married Minnie Jacobs who died in 1934 in Emporia
  • Married Helen SLATER in 1939
  • Survived by his wife of the home; one step-son Joe BROUGH,of Washington, D.C.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Martha M. KELLUM, of Lebo; one brother, John BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids; three sisters, Mrs. Mary CARPENTER, 714 Market; Mrs. Ella ALLMAN, Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs. Cora COWAN, Emporia.
  • Relatives who attended the services from out of town were Joe M. BROUGH, U. S. Navy, Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman KELLUM, of Lebo; Mrs. B. F. BERKEHEISER, of White City; Mrs. Ella M. HOOVER, of Ackworte, Iowa; Mrs. J. C. CRAIL, of Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. William O. DAVIS, of Reading; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BOLLINGER, of Neosho Rapids; Hebert J. BOLLINGER, of Hartford.
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BRIGHT Clayton Bright - Emporia Gazette July 11, 1919
Clayton Bright Dead
Clayton Bright, of Anderson, Mo., died at his home June 30, after a long sickness. He was born in Sheboygan County, Wis., 1856. In 1876 Mr. Bright came to Kansas, settling in Shawnee County, and in 1882 he came to Lyon County. Ten years ago the Brights moved to Anderson, Mo. He was married to Annie Bethurem, who survives him, his foster daughter, Mrs. Charles G. Bethurem, of Lamar, Colo., four nieces and four nephews.
Eloise Nicholos
BONEWELL Mary A. Bonewell- Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934
  • Former resident of Emporia
  • Died March 8, 1934 at her home in Los Angeles, California
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Emporia
  • Survived by a son, Walter Peters and a daughter both of California
Anonymously contributed
BOOSINGER Marcia M. Boosinger - (Springfield, IL)
  • Age was 100.
  • Died (1990) at St. John's Hospital, Ashland, Illinois.
  • Burial at Ashland City Cemetery
  • Born Jan. 2, 1890, in Allen, Kan., the daughter of Laban Washington and Olive EHTHINGTON-MALLORY.
  • Married James W. BOOSINGER in 1912 in Emporia, Kansas (he died in 1966).
  • Survived by one son, Fred of Springfield; one brother, Sam MALLORY, of Los Angeles, Calif., nine Grandchildren and several great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd; three daughters, Violet NEWMAN, Hazel MARR, and Florence HALE; one Grandson, four brothers and one sister.
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BROGAN Frances Brogan - Emporia Gazette May 16, 1921 page 2
Mrs. Francis Brogan. formerly of Hartford, died Sunday in Los Angeles. Calif. She had been in falling health for several months. The body will arrive in Emporia tomorrow evening accompanied by Mrs. F. A. Brogan, of Omaha, Nebr., who was with Mrs. Brogan at the time of her death. Funeral services will be held in Hartford, probably Monday.
Mrs. Brogan was 87 years old. She is survived by three children. Miss Anna Brogan, of Emporia; F. A. Brogan; of Omaha. Nebr.; and J. N. Brogan, or Mena, Ark.
The Brogan family lived in Hartford for many years. Mr. Brogan died in 1901. For the past three years Mrs. Brogan had lived with her son, F. A. Brogan in Omaha. Miss Anna Brogan arrived In Emporia last night: trom Norfolk, Nebr; F. A. Brogan and Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Brogan will arrive tomorrow. Mrs. Eva Brogan and her son, John Brogan, of San Antonio, Texas, also will attend the funeral.
(Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas)

James Gilligan
BUCK Walter G. Buck- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943
  • Former resident of Madison, Kansas
  • Died February 27, 1943 in the Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Born July 21, 1878, in Madison, Kansas son of Darius BUCK and Harriet TRIGGS BUCK
  • Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Arvilda JOHNSON, and Mrs. Mary MATILE, both of Madison; three brothers, Harry I. BUCK, Emporia; Albert C. BUCK, of Leoti, Kan.; Willis S. BUCK, of Yakima, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Anonymously contributed
BUGBEE Ella Heacock Bugbee- Emporia Gazette June 6, 1938
  • Came to Emporia in 1877.
  • Died June 5, 1938 at her home 11 miles southwest of Emporia on Route 4.
  • Burial at Upper Dry Creek Cemetery
  • Born Novenber 3, 1867 in Clifton Heights, PA. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. (Houston) HEACOCK.
  • Married E.K. BUGBEE November 6, 1885 in Lyndon, KS.
  • Survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Harry SPILLMAN of Emporia; Mrs. M. E. RUMFORD, of Grandview, Wash.; Mrs. Rolland E. HORN, of Garnett and Miss Stella BUGBEE, of the home; a son, J. Lesley BUGBEE, of Grandview, Wash.; a brother, Edgar HEACOCK, of Coeberg, Ore.; one grandson, two great-grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Doni Wright
BUSH Jesse B. Bush - Emporia Gazette October 16, 1991
  • Moved to Coal Creek community in Lyon County in 1919.
  • Resident of Auburn, former Emporia resident
  • Died October 14, 1991 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka
  • Burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born in Dixon,Tennessee on September 22, 1901, son of John J. and Julia Hannah Cox BUSH
  • Married December 30, 1925 to Ethel Christine COLLINGE at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
  • Preceeded in death by his wife (December 8, 1981), three brothers and two sisters
  • Survived by nephews and nieces, including Dorothy MITCHELL and Dwight BUSH of Emporia and cousins
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CARPENTER James Edgar Carpenter- Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1942
  • Retired oil man.
  • Died Feb. 20, 1942 at his home.
  • Funeral services will be held Feb. 24. Burial will be in Neosho Rapids cemetery.
  • Born January 22, 1868, in Coverton, Ind. He moved to Emporia with his family when he was age 7.
  • Married March 6, 1894, to MARY BOLLINGER.
  • Survived by his wife and a son, FRANK CARPENTER, of the home; two other sons, ROY CARPENTER, Neosho Rapids and JOE CARPENTER, of Los Angeles; and a half-sister, Miss STELLA CARPENTER, of Tulsa, Okla., and one granddaughter, Dixie Carpenter, of Emporia.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were: ALFRED and FRANK LAFFERTY, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. FISH, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK B. FISH, Arkansas City; and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. FISH, Oscaloosa.
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CARPENTER Mary L. Carpenter - Emporia Gazette June ?, 1952
  • Resided at 714 Market.
  • Died June 28, 1952, at Newman Memorial County Hospital.
  • Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids.
  • Born June 6, 1870, in Lyon county, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Bollinger
  • Married JAMES E. CARPENTER in Emporia on March 6, 1894. He preceded her in death February 20, 1942.
  • Survived by three sons, ROY E. CARPENTER, Neosho Rapids, FRANK A CARPENTER, Lyons, JOE CARPENTER, Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother JOHN BOLLINGER, Neosho Rapids; one sister, Mrs. JOE COWAN, 728 State, and one granddaughter. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
  • Relatives from out-of-town were FRANK CARPENTER, of Lyons; Mr. and Mrs. ROY CARPENTER, of Neosho Rapids; STELLA CARPENTER, of Tulsa, Okla.; CLYDE CARPENTER, EULA CARPENTER, of Burrton; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BOLLINGER, Mrs. and Mrs. HERBERT BOLLINGER, of Hartford; Mr. and Mrs. NORMAN BAILEY and MARVIN BAILEY, of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CRAIL, of Burlington; and Mr. and Mrs. ROY CHAMBLIN, of Missouri City, MO.
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CARPENTER Roy E. Carpenter - Emporia Gazette Oct. 27, 1969
  • Was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of World War I.
  • Died October 27, 1969 in Newman Memorial County Hospital.
  • Burial at Evergreen Cemetery
  • Born Oct. 18th, 1896, in Lyon County, son of JAMES and MARY BOLLINGER CARPENTER
  • Married ANNIE HUGHES on Dec. 8th, 1921, in Humboldt, KS .
  • Survived by his wife, of the home; two brothers, FRANK, of Muskogee, Okla.; and JOE of Los Angeles, Calif.; one niece, MRS. PHILIP (DIXIE LEE) CASEY, Granada Hills, Calif.; and a number of cousins.
  • Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were JOE CARPENTER, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. MARY BAILEY and daughter, of Wichita; CLYDE CARPENTER, Burrton; Mrs. EVA DAVIS and Mrs. BEULAH SMITH, Wichita.
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CARROL Amanda Ann Black Carroll - Emporia Gazette January 28,1908
Found Dead in Chair
Mrs. Samuel Carroll aged 89, who lived at Neosho Rapids, was found dead in her rocking chair, at 6 o'clock this morning by one of her sons. It is supposed her death was the result of asthma, from which she had suffered for years. Mrs. Carroll was in the habit of rising before the rest of the family and making herself a cup of coffee. As soon as the son came downstairs this morning he discovered the body of his mother.
She leaves behind besides her husband five children as follows: J. A Carroll of Indiana, who is here on a visit; J. G. Carroll of Marion; and G.A Carroll of Neosho Rapids; Two daughters; Mrs M A Suffald of Marion; and Mrs S. J. Musick, of Neosho Rapids. The husband and father is 99 years old and blind and deaf.
The funeral will occur tomorrow at the house, and the interment will be in the Chicago Mound Cemetery. Rev. Porter of Allen will conduct the services.
Teressa Lenkey
COOK Cleo Bollinger Cook - Emporia Gazette Sep. 19, 2000
  • Former resident of Emporia and Neosho Rapids
  • Died September 12, 2000 in Torrance, California
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Neosho Rapids
  • Born Feb 23, 1916, in Neosho Rapids, daughter of CHARLES E. and ZELLA MARTIN BOLLINGER
  • Married ELMER L. “Brownie” COOK on Aug. 15, 1934, at Salina, KS
  • Survived by a daughter, MARILLYN WINBERRY of Torrance; two grandchildren, LAURAE GODDARD and CHERIE FORESTER, both of California; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband died June 17, 1997
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COOLEY Ray G. Cooley - Emporia Gazette (no date given)
  • Former Emporia resident
  • Died in Hemet, Calfornia
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery
  • Born May. 6, 1895, in Clark Co, Iowa, son of SIMON and MINERVA WALKER COOLEY
  • Married IZORA M. COWAN on June 5, 1917, at Emporia, KS. She died July 15, 1948
  • Survived by by two daughters, Mrs. RUSSELL (IONE) YENZER, Apple Valley, and Mrs. HERBERT (NORLENE) STEVENSON Great Bend; two brothers CALVIN and LOREN, both of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  • Relatives attending (the funeral) from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. S.R. YENZER and R. ALEX YENZER, Apple Valley, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. H.E. STEVENSON, Great Bend; NOLA STEVENSON HIVELY, Hammond, Ind.; SUSAN and DENNIS YENZER, Houston, Tex.; MARGIE STEVENSON GUESNIER, Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN R. STEVENSON, Cleveland, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. HOLTON GIESE, Warrensburg, Mo.
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COWAN Cora E. Cowan - Emporia Gazette (no date given)
  • Died March 21, 1961 in Newman Hospital
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery
  • Born Nov. 17, 1876, in Neosho Rapids, daughter of EPHRIAM and MARTHA BOLLINGER
  • Married JOSEPH P. COWAN on Sep. 4, 1894, at Emporia, KS. He died Aug 15, 1952
  • Survived by by two sons, CALVIN E. COWAN, Emporia, and IRA A. COWAN of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son MALEN C. COWAN, and one daughter, IZORA COOLEY, three brothers JOHN, WILLIAM and ORA BOLLINGER, and two sisters, MARY and ELLA.
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COWEN Joseph P. Cowen - Emporia Gazette Aug. (no day given), 1952
  • Former mail carrier for 28 1/2 years, he retired in 1936
  • Died August 15, 1952 at Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery
  • Joseph Phineus Cowen was born Sept 15, 1870, in Emporia, son of THOMAS C. COWEN and ELIZABETH BROWN
  • Married CORA BOLLINGER on SEPTEMBER 4, 1894, in Emporia
  • Survived by his wife, two sons, CALVIN E. COWEN, Emporia, and IRA A. COWEN, Arlington Heights, Ill.; one half brother, LEWIS L. COWEN, Weldon, Ill.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, MAHLON C. COWEN, in 1905 and one daughter Mrs. IZORA COOLEY, in 1948.
  • Relatives attending (the funeral) from out of town were IRA A COWEN, of Arlington Heights, IL.; Mr. and Mrs. J.L. BOLLINGER, Mr. and Mrs. ROY CARPENTER, of Neosho Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE CRAIL, of Burlington; ROY COOLEY, of Cottonwood Falls; Mrs. ROSEZETTA GIESE, of Eau Claire, Wis.; HERBERT STEVENSON, of Ordway, CO.; LLOYD AUSEMUS and CHESTER MILES, of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT BROWN of Admire
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COZADD Johnas S Cozadd - Emporia Gazette Nov. 17, 1932
  • She was a member of the Salvation Army.
  • Died Nov 16, 1932 at home in Emporia.
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Born August 13, 1858, in Leseston, Illinois.
  • Her husband Johnas Cozadd, died Nov. 16, 1932.
  • She is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Cozadd, four sons, Oliver Cozadd, Fred Cozadd, and Frank Cozadd all of Emporia, and Clarence Cozadd, Gray's Lake, IL; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Prines, Des Moines, Iowa and Mrs. Myrtle Kimbrel, Emporia; a sister, Mrs. Susan Barkley, Kansas City, Mo, and one brother, Charles Cozadd, Emporia.
Faith Pearson
COZADD Joseph Cozadd - Emporia Gazette August 17, 1916
Joseph Cozadd Dead
Joseph Cozadd died early this morning at the home of his son, Stephen Cozadd, Fifteenth Avenue and Sunny Slope. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home, and the interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery. Joseph Cozadd was born in White County, Illinois, December 31, 1825. He served in the Civil War enlisting in August 1862.
Faith Pearson
COZADD Mrs Joseph Cozadd - Emporia Gazette August 11, 1913
Mrs. Joseph Cozadd Dead
Mrs. Joseph Cozadd died at her home at Fifteenth and Woodland Avenues, this morning at 11 o'clock, aged 78 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and had lived in Emporia with her husband and family for the past thirty-one years. She is survived by her husband and five children. The children are Henry Cozadd, Mrs. Susan Barclay, Charles Cozadd, Stephen Cozadd of Emporia, and Mrs. Ella Childers, of Texas. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow at 5 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Cozadd was the niece of the late P. T. Barnum, the circus owner of more than national repute.
Faith Pearson
COZADD Martha Emma Miles Cozadd - Emporia Gazette Oct. 22, 1960
  • She was a member of the Salvation Army.
  • Died Oct. 22, 1960 St Mary's Hospital.
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Born Sept. 23 (no year given), in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Her husband Johnas Cozadd, died Nov. 16, 1932.
  • She is survived by two sons, Fred, Norwich, and Frank, Emporia; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kimbrel, Neosho Rapids, Kansas, and Mrs. John Prins; one sister, Mary Young, Emporia and 28 grandchildren.
Faith Pearson
CRAIL John Clarence Crail - Emporia Gazette Sep. 29, 1969
  • He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Hartford area before 1942, when he moved to Burlington
  • Died Sept. 28, 1969 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
  • Burial at the Hartford Cemetery.
  • Born Aug. 17th, 1885, in Hartford, the son of JESSE W. and SUSANN LANE CRAIL
  • Married GRACE MAE CHAMELIN on Sept. 29th, 1912, in Moran.
  • Survived by his wife, of the home; three sons, MARVIN M., of 711 Arundel St., Emporia; ALVIN A., of Parsons, and BYRON B. of Independence, Mo.; one sister, LEORA SMITH, Wichita, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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CRAIL Marvin Crail - Emporia Gazette Nov. 14, 2001
  • Retired in 1973 from the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. Previously farmed in the Hartford area. Owned a shoe and leather shop on South Commercial Street in Emporia.
  • Died November 12, 2001 at Newman Hospital
  • Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born Aug. 14th, 1916 in Hartford
  • Married Pauline E. HARBOUR on July 4, 1940 in Emporia.
  • Survived by his wife; three daughters, Carolyn CLARK of Boise, Idaho, Janice PURSELL of Enid, Okla., and Judy BROWN of Hereford, Ariz.; one brother Alvin A. CRAIL of Newton; seven grandchildren, Christi POTTER of Topeka, Casey PURSELL of Lawrence, Charles CLARK II and Corey CLARK of Boise, Scott BROWN of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Lori PURSELL of Bartlesville, Okla., and Amy CROWELL of Hereford. Two brothers, Lane CRAIL and Byron CRAIL, died earlier.
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CROSS Susan Sutherland Cross - The Emporia Gazette 7 Feb. 1902
After an illness of almost a year, Mrs. H. C. Cross died this morning at ten minutes of 9 o'clock. Death came gently to Mrs. Cross. She had been a great sufferer and for months it was known to her that she could not recover, and since Monday evening she had been unconscious.
Mrs. Susan Sutherland Cross was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, April 19, 1831. She was married to Colonel H. C. Cross at Newton Falls, Ohio on June 4, 1857. In 1865, Colonel and Mrs. Cross came to Kansas and this state was their home from that time. Colonel Cross died September 5, 1894, and their only son, Charles, died November 16, 1898. Mary Cross, her granddaughter lived with her, and together with Mrs. D. H. Johnson, of Parsons, a sister of Colonel Cross, and Mrs. Chas. Cross, of Emporia, were the only relatives there at the time of Mrs. Cross' death.
It had always been Mrs. Cross's wish that her devoted friend, Mrs. Borton, should be with her to the last and it chanced that at the immediate moment of death Mrs. Borton was the only one by the bedside.
In the life of Mrs. Cross there was much grief, but she bore it with incomparable fortitude. Her courage was such that she stood up bravely under a load that would seem more than a mortal could bear. The ruling passion of her life was her home. It was there that she was seen at her best. No woman was ever a more loving wife, or a more devoted mother. Those who knew her best say these things of her today. She was earnest in all she undertook, gentle yet firm, always exceedingly hospitable and a friend that could be relied upon through calm and stress.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, 526 Union street.
Robert Sutherland-Wedding
CROSS Maude Lucille Cross- Emporia Gazette March 12, 1934
  • Died March 8, 1934
  • Out-of-town relatives and friends attending were Mrs. A. L. HARTMAN, Montclair; N.J. (remainder of article missing)
Anonymously contributed
CROSS Col. H. C. Cross - Emporia Gazette 6 Sept. 1894
Died Sept. 5, 1894
Another of Emporia's Pioneer and Ablest Men Passes Away.
Col. H. C. Cross Dies Suddenly at Mackinac Island - An Irreparable Loss.
A Life Full of Honors and Good Work Comes to An End - Sketch of Col. Cross.
Another of the men who have made Kansas great, who have lived lives, which have done good for the world and their fellow men has passed away.
In the death of Col. Cross the city of Emporia and the state of Kansas have suffered a loss which is irreparable. He was a man of the highest personal character, full of the energy of an active life, a lawyer and business man of ability, posessing great powers as an executive and impressing every one with the sincerity of his purpose, purity of his integrity and strength of his ability.
In the searchlight of a career which brought him before the public, no blot marred his escutcheon. As an industrious and capable attorney, then as a patriot soldier and commander, afterwards as president of a great financial institution and manager of a large railway system, he always displayed the powers which all admire and which distinguish a leader of men.
The citizens at his home are saddened and their hearts heavy with sorrow. They mourn the departure of the strong man upon whom the community could lean. His memory will remain and abide with us as a sacred monument to the noble qualities he possessed, and which his nature displayed.
The blow has fallen with crushing suddenness upon the loved and loving wife and son. Today the sympathy of their neighbors and freinds comes to them in the hour of darkness and bereavement.
Sadness flashed over the wire to Emporia this morning. A few weeks ago Col. H. C. Cross left our city for a northern trip, apparently in his usual good health. Emporians visiting at Mackinac, found him in good spirits. This morning the following telegram told its message of the sudden visit of the angel of death:
GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, SEPT. 6. C.S.CROSS, EMPORIA, KAS. "Your father died suddenly last night. Will have remains cared for properly. Wire instructions. S.R. Hayes"
Mr. Hayes is father of the proprietor of the Grand hotel and had become a personal friend of Col. Cross during his stay there.
A later telegram from Mr. Hayes gave the details of the death more full.
Col. Cross was taken ill last night at 10 o'clock. A physician was called and all that medical skill could do was invoked but in vain. Death came at 11:15, the cause being heart failure. The strongest applicances for stimulating the action of the heart were used but to no effect.
This afternoon another telegram from Mr. Hayes announced that in accordance wih instructions, the mortal remains of Col. Cross would leave Mackinac this afternoon, arriving in Chicago tomorrow morning.
For several years Col. Cross himself and family and friends had feared the approach of the dread disease. The sudden death of Captain Warren last year greatly affected the Colonel and he has several times remarked that he expected to go the same way. But his general health was excellent and the summer trip was only inspired by a desire for the comfort and coolness of the lakes.
Mr Howard Dunlap was at Mackinac Island Sunday and was with Col. Cross during the day. In the evening when Mr and Mrs. Dunlap went to the boat to begin their journey home, Col. Cross accompanied them to the boat and talked with them until the time came to start. The Colonel was apparently in the best of health, and was rejoicing in a joking way over the fact that he had reduced his weight six pounds in a few weeks.
Col. Cross and Captain Heritage had been together but last week Captian Heritage took a trip to the southern part of the lakes.
Mrs. Cross did not accompany the colonel on the trip and was at home when the crushing news came this morning. She is bearing up remarkably well.
One of the strange coincidences of life is the death of Geo. A. Eddy, of heart failure. Mr Eddy was receiver for the M.K. & T, with Col. Cross and for three years they worked together for the upbuilding of that road. Their death, probably within the same 24 hours, and both of heart failure, is a very remakable coincidence.
The remains will be met at Kansas City, or between Kansas City and Chicago, by a commitee of the Knights Templars, who are to have charge of the last services. They are expected to arrive in Emporia Saturday afternoon, in which case the funeral will be held Sunday morning.
Shortly before he left on his trip Col. Cross prepared a sketch of his life for the use of his family. From this the following facts are taken:
Harrison Cory Cross was born April 17, 1835 in Mad River township, Clark County, Ohio. Died on Mackinac Island, Sepember 5, 1894. Parental grand parents were Scotch Irish Presbyterians, maternal grand parents were English. There are now living four brothers, of which H. C. Cross was the eldest, a half brother and half sister. H. C. Cross was raised on a farm until 13 years old, at which time he was sent to High Street Academy in Springfield, Ohio. From there to Granville College, now known as Dennison University. From there to Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the year 1853 and from there to Commercial College in Cleveland, Ohio, after which he entered his father's service as book-keeper. During this time he spent his spare hours at the study of law, which profession he afterwards adopted in the year 1866. Was married June 4, 1857 to Miss Susan S. Southerland of Newton Falls, Ohio. From this marriage was born one child, Charles S. Cross, at present president of the First National bank of Emporia, Kan.
He served during the war as captain of Company H. Ohio National Guards, afterwards entering active service as captain of Company F., 153 Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Was mustered out Sept. 9, 1864, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on account of expiration of term of enlistment. On December 5, 1864 moved from Clark county, Ohio, to Marshalltown, Iowa, and from there to Emporia, Kansas, July 10, 1865, which place has been his residence ever since. First engaged in the live stock business, soon after entering upon the practice of law. Was also assistant United States revenue assessor for about one year for a territory covering what was known as southwestern Kansas. Continued in the practice of law until January 1, 1871, at which time in connection with Honorable William Martindale, Robert B. Hurst and others organized the Neosho Valley bank, which commenced business February 1, 1871, and on January 2, 1872, was reorganized as the First National Bank of Emporia, which institution has since continued in business, and of which he was president for twenty years, retiring in favor of his son.
Was appointed a co-receiver of the M.K. & T.R.R. with George A. Eddy by Justice David J. Brewer, September 9, 1888, and continued as receiver until July 1, 1891. Was elected vice president of the same June 1, 1891, was elected president June 1, 1891. After closing of the receivership he was in active management of the railroad as president and general manager until June 1, 1892. Was a director in said company from May 1874 until May, 1893, when he declined a re-election. Was president of the Kansas City, Emporia and Southwestern during its construction from Emporia to Ottowa, was president of the St. Louis, Emporia and Southwestern during its construction from Pleasanton to Leroy. The first named is now a part of the A T. & S.F. railway, the latter a part on the Missouri Pacific. At the time of his death was director of the First National Bank of Emporia, Kansas, also of Midland National Bank of Kansas City, Mo., and president of the Missouri and Kansas Coal and Land company. Since the closing of his railroad management he has not been engaged in any special business more than looking after his property interests and that of building a residence, which was completed about March 1, 1894.
Col. Cross was a mayor of Emporia, chairman of the board of county commissioners, but always declined going further into political affairs, though taking an active interest.
Robert Sutherland-Wedding
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DAVIS Hattie Belle Bollinger Davis - Emporia Gazette Nov. 6, 1972
  • Lived for many years on a farm borth of Neosho Rapids
  • Died November 5, 1972 in an Oxford nursing home
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids.
  • Born July 10, 1892, in Neosho Rapids daughter of Ora E. and Louie E. Hamilton BOLLINGER.
  • Married William O. Davis on April 20, 1920 in Neosho Rapids.
  • Her husband preceeded her in death (Aug. 30th, 1968) as did one daughter, Ruth MORTON, five brothers, Charles, Harry, Vern, Wayne and Hubert BOLLINGER.
  • Survived by two brothers, William C. and Lloyd H. BOLLINGER, both of Kansas City; one sister, Mrs. John (Lena) MARSHINSKY, Emporia; two grandchildren, Maurice MORTON; Mrs. Steven (Frances) BYRAN, New York, NY, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were M.C. and Maurice MORTON and Mr. and Mrs. Delos SHORE, Oxford; Mr. and Mrs. Lester JACOB and GeneE, Warren, Everett and Lynn JACOB, Reading, and Messrs. and Mesdames L.H. and W.C. BOLLINGER and the Rev. and Mrs. Scott Stine, Kansas City
Marvel Delahaye
DAVIS William O. Davis - Emporia Gazette Aug. 31 1968
  • Lived in Lyon County since 1894
  • Raised by Mr. and Mrs. J.O. DAVIS on a farm north of Neosho Rapids that remained his home.
  • Died August 30, 1968
  • Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Neosho Rapids.
  • Born November 11, 1892, in Aberdeen, S.D, son of Enos and Eleanor DAVIS.
  • Married Hattie B. BOLLINGER on April 20, 1920 in Neosho Rapids.
  • Survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. M.C. (Ruth) MORTON, Oxford; one brother, Clarence, of Thurman, OH; two sisters, Margaret ERICKSON, Long Beach, CA., and Elizabeth ROBINSON, Lakewood, CA; and two grandchildren, Frances MORTON BRYAN, New York City, and Maurice MORTON, Manhattan.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. M.C. MORTON and son, Maurice, Oxford; Ernest VAN SICKLE, Reading; W.C. BOLLINGER, Kansas City; and Mr. and Mrs. Delos SHORE, Belle Plaine
Marvel Delahaye
DIEKER Albert C. Dieker - (source and date unknown)
  • Born in Seneca, Ks, he moved with his family to Olpe when he was 17 years old. He farmed for three years west of Olpe. The family then moved to Colorado and Mr. Dieker was a wheat farmer there until 1938, when they moved to Oregon.
  • Died April 24, 1990, Mount Angel, Oregon.
  • Burial at Mount Angel, Oregon
  • Born May 6, 1894 in Seneca (KS), son of G. Barney and Mathilda Fox Dieker.
  • Married Anna Berg on Feb. 15, 1915, in Olpe.
  • Survived by four sons, Harold Dieker, Ralph Dieker, Leonard Dieker, and Paul Dieker; four daughters, Sister Alberta Dieker, Dorothy Sprauer, Frances Frey and Ruth Ann Boedinghimer, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. His wife; a son, Edwin Dieker, a daughter, Helen Schaefer; three brothers, George Dieker, Ernest Dieker and Joe Dieker, and two sisters, Wilhelmina Vohs and Bertha Boes, died earlier.
Gina Easley
DIEKER Donald H. Dieker (no source given)
  • He owned Dieker Dairy for 26 years and Dieker RV for 15 years. He was a lifetime resident of Lyon County.
  • Died May 19, 1990, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
  • Cremation was performed after services.
  • Born Oct. 22, 1930, at Olpe, the son of Joseph P. and Matilda Strutzel Dieker.
  • Married Cleata Mae Moon in Emporia on Feb. 16, 1950.
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, Leonard J. Dieker and Kevin L. Dieker, Rt. 2; a daughter, Marilyn K. Hall, Rt. 1; his mother, 118 South Exchange St.; five brothers, James Dieker of rural Reading, Bernard Dieker of El Dorado, Richard Dieker of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jerry Dieker of Manhattan and Dennis Dieker of Braman, Okla.; three sisters, Lucilla Thompson of Emporia; Patricia Snyder of Chanute and Viola waters of Oceanside, Calif., and four grandchildren, Jennifer and Henry Hall and Cami and Luke Dieker. His father; a son, Stephen D. Dieker; a brother, Phillip Dieker, and a grandson, Jay Dieker, died earlier
Gina Easley
DIEKER Elizabeth C. Dieker - Emporia Gazette Jan 16, 1989
  • Died January 15, 1988 at St. Mary's Health Center.
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Born Oct. 9, 1900, at Nortonville, the daughter of John T. and Anna T. Wagner Erpelding.
  • Married Jan. 26, 1921 to Ernest Dieker in Olpe (KS).
  • Survived by two sons, Andrew Dieker of Hutchinson, and Gilbert Dieker of Kechi, four daughters, Virginia Bayless, 216 East Fourth Ave., LaVerne Yocum of Wichita, Rita Conner of Independence, and Arlene Shepherd 2 South West St.; a sister, Sister De Chantel Erpelding of Atchison, 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Eleven brothers and sisters died earlier. Her husband died Jan. 18, 1977.
Gina Easley
DIEKER Ernest H. Dieker
  • Lived at 327 South Exchange St. He was a retired farmer who had lived in Emporia since 1949. In addition to farming, Mr. Dieker worked for 11 years for the City of Emporia Street Department, and retired in 1962.
  • Died Jan 18, 1977 at St Mary's Hospital.
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Born Aug 13th, 1897, in Hanover, the son of Barney and Matilda Fox Dieker.
  • Married Elizabeth C. Erpelding in Olpe, Jan 26th, 1921.
  • Survived by his wife, of the home, two sons, Andrew S. Dieker of Hutchison, and Gilbert A. Dieker of Wichita; four daughters, Virginia Bayless, Neosho Rapids, Laverne Yocum, Wichita, Rita Conners, Independence, and Arlene Shepherd, 517 State Street; two brothers, Joseph Dieker, 118 South Exchange St., and Albert Dieker, Mount Angel, Oregon; one sister Bertha Boes, Wichita; and 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, George, and one sister, Minnie Vohs
Gina Easley
DIEKER George B. Dieker - Emporia Gazette Jan 16, 1989
  • Died April 27, 1989,
  • Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Out of towm relatives and friends attending: B. N. Dieker, of Hanover; Peter Buser, George Buser, Victor Buser, and C. H. Wempe, all of Seneca; Conrad Wempe, of St. Marys; A. J. Wempe, of Frankfort; Lawrence Dieker, of Tampa; Mrs. Elizabeth Dieker, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Dieker and family, John Dieker, Mrs. Agnes Johnson, Mrs. Elizabeth Vohs, Fred Hoefler, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dieker and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dieker and family, all of Westphalia.
Gina Easley
DIEKER Joseph P. Dieker
  • Lived at 118 South Exchange St. Moved to Olpe at the age of 8. He lived and farmed in the Olpe area until 1946 when he moved to Emporia to work for the Lyon County Road Department. He had retired in 1965 as the County Road Supervisor
  • Died August 1982 at St. Mary's Hospital.
  • Burial at ??
  • Born July 16, 1903, at Hanover, the son of G. Barney and Matilda Fox Dieker.
  • Married Dec. 26, 1922 to Matilda Strutzel in Olpe.
  • Survived by six sons, James J. Dieker of Reading, Bernard G. Dieker of El Dorado, Donald H. Dieker, Rt. 2, Dennis H. Dieker of Wynnewood, Okla., Richard J. Dieker of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Jerome L. Dieker of Manhattan; three daughters, Lucilla Thompson, 120 carter St., Patricia Snyder of Chanute and Viola Waters of New Orleans, La.; a brother, Albert Dieker of Mount angel, Ore., 31 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Philip F. Dieker, who died in April 1979; two brothers, Ernest Dieker and George Dieker; two sisters, Wilhelmina Vohs and Bertha Boes, one grandchild and one great-grandchild
Gina Easley
DIXON Jean Hume Dixon - News Gazette - Serving Central Illinois undated clipping
  • Born Norma Jean MARSHINSKY on June 21,(no year given) in Emporia, Kansas
  • Married Roger HUME January 26, 1952
  • Lived in Illinois most of her adult life.
  • Enjoyed blues music, playing cards, feeding the birds and cooking for her family.
  • Died August 9, 2010 at Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab Center in Savoy, Illinois.
  • Survived by two daughters, Janice MCCABE of Urbana Ill, and Rhonda Williams of Index, Washington; and four grandshildren.
Marvel Delahaye
DURHAM Rachel Hansel Durham - Wichita Eagle June 10, 1990
  • Retired waitress, Tioga Hotel
  • Died June 9, 1990
  • Age 82
  • Burial at Greenwood Cemetary (Eureka)
  • Survived by a brother John Hansel, Wellington; and two sisters, Helen Kelly, Emporia; Dorothy Hayworth, Wichita.
Anne Goodwin
DYE Iris J. Bollinger Dye - Emporia Gazette January, 2007
  • Born May 10, 1920 in Neosho Rapids, Kansas, daughter of Herbert and Virginia BOLLINGER.
  • Died January 16, 2007 in Salina, Kansas.
  • Burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Salina, Kansas.
  • Married Max R. DYE on May 30, 1948 in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Survived by her husband, two sons, Jeff DYE of Salina and Fred DYE of Peoria, Arizona; one daughter, Barbara DYE of Lawrence, Kansas; one sister, Barbara Willoughby of Waco, Texas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  • Preceded in death by one son, David Dye (Sept. 6, 1997).
Marvel Delahaye
DYE Max R.Dye - Emporia Gazette January, 2008
  • Born Oct 2, 1923 in Mulvane, Kansas.
  • Died January 2, 2008 in Salina, Kansas.
  • Burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Salina, Kansas.
  • Worked as a school teacher and football, track and wrestling coach in Salina.
  • Married Iris J. BOLLINGER on May 30, 1948 in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Survived by two sons, Jeff DYE of Salina and Fred DYE of Peoria, Arizona; one daughter, Barbara GUSTER-DYE of Lawrence, Kansas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  • Preceded in death by his wife (Jan. 16, 2007) and one son, David DYE (Sept. 6, 1997).
Marvel Delahaye
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ERPELDING John Thomas Erpelding - (source and date unknown)
  • Came to Kansas in 1877 and was a retired farmer.
  • Died April 24, 1958 in St. Mary's hospital
  • Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Olpe.
  • Born Sept. 4, 1873, in Luxembourg, Germany
  • Married Anna Theresa Wagner Nov 23, 1896 in Atchison (KS)
  • Survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, Peter J. Erpelding of El Dorado, Sylvester J. Erpelding of Route 5, and Anthony B. Erpelding of 630 Sunnyslope Street; five daughters, Mrs. George Wagner of Olpe, Mrs. Ernest Dieker of 327 S. Exchange, Sister M. De Chantal of Nortonville, Mrs Isidor S. Sittenauer of Atchison, and Mrs. William E. Wieland, 28 Cottonwood Street; three brothers, Peter Erpelding of Horton, Mike Erpelding of Atchison, and Frank Erpelding of Highland, California; one sister, Katherine Schuele of Atchison; 17 granddaughters, 11 grandsons, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Anna Theresa Erpelding - (source and date unknown)
  • Moved to Olpe in 1901 and to Emporia in 1944.
  • Died Jan 3, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Isador Sittenauer, in Atchison (KS).
  • Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Olpe.
  • Born December 16th, 1876, at Atchison (KS) the daughter of Peter and Barbara Kieffer Wagner.
  • Married John Erpelding Nov 23rd, 1896. He April 24th, 1968.
  • Survived by three sons, Sylvester, Rt. 3, Anthony, 630 Sunnyslope St., and Peter, Allen; five daughters, Mrs George Wagner, Olpe, Mrs. Ernest Dieker, 327 S. Exchange, Mrs. William Wieland, 28 Cottonwood St., and Sister M. De Chantal, O.S.B., Nortonville, and Mrs. Sittenauer, Atchison; 15 granddaughters, 14 grandsons, and 25 great-grandchildren. A son, Nicholas, and three daughters, Mrs Bernard Pfenning, Catherine and Leona Rose Erpelding, preceded her in death.
  • Relatives attending (the funeral) from out of town were Sr. M. De Cartal and John Schuele, Nortonville; Matt and Lawrence Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Isador Sittenauer, John and Isador Sittenauer Jr., and Sr. M. Adrian, Atchison; Peter and Eugene Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wagner and son, and Mrs. Ervin Brown, Easton; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Steglich and Carline Sittenauer, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Dieker and family, and LaVerne Dieker, Wichita; Messrs. and Mesdames Andrew Dieker, Jerry Erpelding and Hamer Lawrence, and their families and Leo Erpelding, El Dorado.
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Gerald J. Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, Oct. 22, 1980
  • Was the owner and operator of the Bicycle Shop in Eldorado. He moved to El Dorado with his family in 1937. Before 1973, he worked for 20 years for Young Welders of El Dorado, driving a supply truck.
  • Died October 21, (year unknown)
  • Burial at Sunset Lawns Cemetery, in El Dorado
  • Born in Emporia, Nov. 9, 1932, to Peter and Rose Siebenaler Erpelding.
  • Married Ruby Schmidt on Oct. 27, 1951.
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffrey of the home and Mark of Enid, Okla.; two daughters, Linda Reed and Tina Morgan of El Dorado; one brother, Leonard Erpelding of El Dorado; one sister, Genrose Lowrance of Iowa City, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Sr. DeChantal Erpelding -(no source given)
  • She attended schools in Olpe, graduated from Mount St. Scholastica College and from Creighton University with a master's degree. She joined the Benedictine Sisters, Atchison, in 1924 and celebrated vows of religion in 1926.
  • She taught at Cathedral School in St. Joseph, Mo., taught and was principal at St. Benedict's School in Kansas City, Kan., and St. Malachy's in Creston, Iowa. She also taught at parochial schools in Greater Kansas City, rural Kansas, rural Missouri and Colorado.
  • Died July 31, 1996, at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison (KS)
  • Burial at the Sisters' Cemetery, Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison.
  • Born Bertha Erpelding Oct. 11, 1903 in Olpe Ks, the daughter of John T. and Anna Wagner Erpelding.
  • Survived by her sister-in-law, Frances Erpelding, of Emporia and many nieces and nephews, Sisters and brothers who died earlier were Barbara Wagner, Elizabeth Dieker, Peter Erpelding, Marie Sittenauer, Louise Penning, Anthony Erpelding, S. J. Erpelding, and Addie Wieland.
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Ann Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, (no date)
  • Died February 13, 1996 in Emporia, Kansas
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Emporia
  • Born in Madison, Kansas, April 24, 1913
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Francis L. Erpelding- Emporia Gazette, May 30, 1978
  • Died May 27, 1978 in Atchison, Kansas
  • Lifelong resident of Lancaster
  • Burial at St. Louis Church Cemetery, Atchison
  • Born in Madison, Kansas, April 24, 1913
Gina Easley
ERPELDING Carl J. Erpelding - Emporia Gazette, January 2, 1987
  • Was a farmer and dairyman near Valley Falls since 1940
  • Died January 1, 1987 at the hospital in Winchester, Kansas
  • Burial at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Bortonville, Kansas
  • Born in Olpe, August 24, 1907, son of Peter and Anna Helmer Erpelding.
  • Married Evelyn Metzger on Novemer 11, 1937 at Valley Falls.
  • Survived by his wife; two sisters Agnes Henderson of Horton ans Ida Gillott of Omaha, two brothers, Louis Erpelding of Nortonville and George Erpelding of Omaha.
Gina Easley
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FISH Betty Fish - Emporia Gazette Jan. 29, 1924
BETTY FISH, 7-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LAWRNCE FISH, formerly of Emporia, died Saturday morning (January 26, 1924) at the home of her parents in Augusta, Ks. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon (January 27) and burial was in an Augusta cemetery.
FRANK FISH, father of LAWRENCE FISH, went to Augusta for the funeral.
Marvel Delahaye
FISH Franklin Hamilton Fish- Emporia Daily Gazette Feb. 19, 1951
  • Retired farmer, he served as the city health officer from 1920 until 1926.
  • Died Feb. 17, 1951 in Newman Memorial Hospital
  • Funeral services will be held Feb. 20. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn cemetery.
  • Born Feb. 27, 1866 in Watkins, NY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Fish.
  • Came to Emporia in 1876 and married September 9, 1888 to MARY ETTA LAFFERTY of Neosho Rapids.
  • Survived by his wife, of the home; five sons, A. G. FISH, Toronto, E. E. FISH, Oskaloosa, F. B. FISH, Arkansas City, Lawrence FISH, Emporia, and Everett D. “Gus” FISH, Emporia, who is the Emporia State basketball coach; four granddaughters, three grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. One brother and a sister preceded him in death.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were: ALFRED and FRANK LAFFERTY, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. FISH, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK B. FISH, Arkansas City; and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. FISH, Oscaloosa.
Marvel Delahaye
FISH Edward E. Fish- Emporia Gazette Oct 27, 1931
  • Resident of Neosho Rapids area for 51 years.
  • Died at home Oct. 26, after a lengthy illness.
  • Funeral services will be held Oct. 29 at the home. Burial will be in Neosho Rapids cemetery.
  • Born November 21, 1861 at Schuyler County, NY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Fish.
  • Came to Emporia in 1879 and married to MARY E. NINE.
  • Survived by his wife and one son, BENJAMIN FISH of Neosho Rapids. Also survived by seven grandchildren, one great grandson; a sister Mrs. ALICE GALIGHER, of Topeka, and a brother FRANK FISH, of Emporia.
Marvel Delahaye
FISH Enoch Earl Fish- Emporia Daily Gazette Dec. 11, 1954
  • Resident of Oskaloosa, KS since World War I of which he was a veteran.
  • Died at home Dec 10, after suffering a heart attack.
  • Funeral services will be held Dec. 12 in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in the Oskaloosa cemetery.
  • Born September 1, 1891 in Victoria Ill. son of F. H. FISH and Mrs. ETTA FISH.
  • Survived by his mother, his wife, RUTH and a daughter, Mrs. ARLEE McCLOUD, of Purcell, Okla.; four brothers, A. G. FISH, Toronto; F.B. Fish, Arkansas City; LAWRENCE FISH and EVERETT D. FISH, Emporia.
Marvel Delahaye
FISHER Herbert John Fisher- Emporia Gazette Nov. 4, 1959
  • President of Phoenix Lumber Co, Iron River, Michigan
  • Member of Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge.
  • Died after becoming sick while traveling through Emporia, Nov. 4, 1959 in Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Funeral services will be held Saturday at Iron River
  • Born October 5, 1883, at Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • Survived by his wife; and three sons, Dr. George FISHER, Detroit, Mich., John Hebert FISHER and Donald FISHER, Bergland, Mich.
Marvel Delahaye
FORD John H. Ford - (No source given)
John Ford was born in Devonshire, England, May 5, 1829 and died in Admire, KS on January 19, 1910. He was married to Elizabeth Brislen on December 11, 1854. To this union eight children were born six of whom are still living. He served three years in the Civil War with Company A 100th infantry of Ohio. He lived his last two years with his daughter Mrs. Hattie Barrett.
The body was buried in the Ivy Cemetery. F.E. Lamb provided the casket and prepared the body for burial.
Clyde Dabadie
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GIBSON Minerva (Jane) Gibson - Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909
Miss Minerva Gibson died early today in the room over the second hand store of F. I. Kincaid, 326 Commercial street, of consumption. She was 66 years old. The funeral will take placeSaturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the room at 326 Commercial, and Rev. R. H. Mize will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Hunt cemetery.

Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909
Miss Jane Gibson, who died yesterday at the home of her brother, Noah Gibson, was born in Hamilton county, Ind., in 1842. She came to Kansas in 1859 with her parents, who settled on a farm south of the Cottonwood, near the old Humphrey mill site, seven miles southeast of town. She early began making her own way in life, and lived for years in the family of the late W. T. Soden. She was so reliable, and so faithful to the smallest detail of her duty, that the Sodens came to love and respect her, and she took the same pride and interest in their home as she would have done in a home of her own. Her health failed years ago, and she made two trips to California, but got no permanent relief. She had many friends among the old settlers of this community, all of whom speak of her in the highest terms. Three brother and two sisters survive her. They are Noah Gibson, of Emporia; Jesse, of Robison, Ark.; and John, who is in Mexico; Mrs. Sarah Bethurem, of Emporia, and Mrs. Lydia Hinen, who is in California. The funeral will be held in the front rooms, upstairs, at 326 Commercial street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. R. H. Mize. Interment will be made at the Hunt cemetery, east of town.

Emporia Gazette January 14, 1909
The funeral of Miss Jane Gibson was held today at 2 o'clock in the front rooms upstairs at 326 Commercial street. The services were conducted by Rev. R. H. Mize, of the Episcopal church, and interment was in Hunt cemetery, east of town.

Eloise Nicholos
GILLIGAN Bridget Filan Gilligan - (Hartford. Lyon County Kansas, July 1925)
The funeral services of Grandma Gilligan, who died at her home south of town on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 1925, was held from the St. Mary’s church Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. The Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. Father Simon. In his sermon he paid a glowing tribute to the departed for her devotion to her church, her home and her family. The Altar Society of the church attended in a body. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs. J.W. O’Conner, Edward O’Donnell, John Hammond, Frank Hurtig, M. Cosgrove and John Gorman.
Bridget Filan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, June 10, 1851. She came to America in 1863, and located in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1867 she was married to John Gilligan, who preceded her to the other world in 1907. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive her, Frances, William and Dennis, all of this place. The hospitality of her home was proverbial, and the large attendance at the funeral showed the love and respect in which she was held by the community.
Chronic brights disease was the cause of her death/ and she was a most patient sufferer, never murmuring or complaining. During all her illness she was tenderly and lovingly cared for by her daughter and sons, who were near her day by day, no pains being spared or left undone to make everything comfortable as could be in her declining years.
The deceased was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary’s church. She was a true Catholic and followed strictly the trusts of its faith. In her home is where she was most appreciated. She lived for her children, her home and her church. She discouraged wrong in every form, and brought up her loved ones in the nurture and admonition of her Lord and Master. Her life was gentle and retiring, but like the still waters, it was deep, and her children can cherish her memory as a priceless legacy, knowing that she has passed into the joys of her Lord, where she awaits their coming on the Resurrection morn.

James Gilligan
GILLIGAN Frances Gilligan - Emporia Gazette May 1958
  • Died May 28, 1958
  • Born January 23, 1871 at Wheeling, West Virginia, daughter of John and Bridget Gilligan
  • Resident of Hartford
  • Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Survived by a brother, Dennis J. Gilligan, of Hartford, four nieces and six nephews
  • Preceeded in death by two brothers, William and Charles, and two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth.
  • Out-of-town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Joseph Gilligan, and Mrs. K.L. McDonald, Wichita; Mary Howell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Miss Catherine Brogan, and Betty Burke, Tulsa, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schultz, Mary McCarthy and Edward Tholen, Emporia.
James Gilligan
GILLIGAN John Gilligan - Neosho Valley Times March 16, 1907 pg 1, col.1
John Gilligan, one of our best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home south of town at 5 o’clock last Thursday evening, after a brief illness. Mr. Gilligan had always enjoyed good health until about three years ago when he was attacked with bladder trouble, and since that time he has been gradually failing. While from the nature of the disease death might be expected at any time, the end came with but slight warning.
John Gilligan was born in Sligo county, Ireland. When a young man he came to America and located at Wheeling, W. VA., where he worked in the rolling mills. He was married to Miss Bridget Filan Nov. 17, 1870. (correction, this was Nov. 19, 1867 - JJG) To this union were born six children, three boys and three girls. Mary, Frances, William, Charles, Dennis and Elizabeth. Charles and Elizabeth preceded him to the other world. William is married and resides in Kansas City; Dennis is married and lives on the farm, and Misses Mary and Frances reside at home. The Gilligans came to Kansas in January, 1883 and bought a farm south of Hartford, where they resided until his death.
Mr. Gilligan lived a quiet life among us, respected by all. Individually he was a man of unimpeachable reputation, always conscientiously upright and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men. No one has any reproach to offer against his untarnished name. His home was noted for its unstinted hospitality to all visitors. With a charming family of young people, all quests were entertained in a manner that left nothing but pleasant recollections. He was a thoughtful and faithful husband, a kind and indulgent father and an obliging neighbor. He leaves his wife and four children well provided for. Mr. Gilligan was a devoted Catholic, faithfully and fervently adhering to the mandates of that religion, and died well fortified by its sacred rites. Throughout his sickness he was a patient sufferer, daily submitting himself to the decrees of Divine Providence and was always prepared for the end. He was a member of Hartford Lodge No. 8 A.O.U.W. Of kindly heart and generous disposition he had a host of friends who will regret his death. Full of years he has been gathered to his fathers.
Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Father Adalbert, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Hammond, Theo. Hurtig, M. Cosgrove, Jos. Salb, A. Finnerty and Thos. Hughes.
To his bereaved wife and children we extend our deepest sympathy.

James Gilligan
GILLIGAN Lizzie Gilligan - Neosho Valley Timesand Hartford News April 21, 1899
CALLED TO REST Miss Lizzie Gilligan Passes to the Unknown Beyond
Sadness and sorrow reigns in the hearts of the people of this community, and again we are called upon to chronicle the sudden death of one who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Lizzie Gilligan, beloved and youngest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Gilligan, living two miles south of this city, passed to rest Tuesday morning at about 3:30 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. Margaret Mundy, in this place, after an illness of one week. The cause of her sudden demise was malarial fever complicated with arrested menstruation and lung trouble. She was aged 17 years.
Lizzie was attending the Hartford High school and during the school term spent much of her time with her schoolmate and most intimate friend, Miss Lizzie Mundy, at whose home she was staying when taken ill. Her illness began just one week previous to her death. On Monday last she was thought to be much improved and her mother left her bedside for her home in the country shortly after 11 o’clock that night, her sister Fannie remaining to care for her. None of the family ever dreamed of her being so ill, but about midnight she took suddenly worse, and at 3:30 she had passed to the other world. Her end came so calm and peaceful that no one in attendance realized it until just a few minutes before she expired. None of her family were present at the time excepting her sister. The deceased before her illness, was the very picture of health. She was possessed of a sweet disposition, and during her short illness bore her sufferings to the last without a murmur. Hers was a character to be admired and emulated. These beautiful traits, coupled with her affectionate, sympathetic and charming manner, attracted to her a large circle of friends, warm-hearted and thoughtful. It could be truthfully said of her that her quiet and unassuming ways and bright countenance won the affections and esteem of all with whom she came in contact.
But Lizzie is gone .. and this community loses one who has developed from early childhood in our midst to a lovely, perfect young lady. She was endeared to all who were thrown into her society, and will be sadly missed. In the home circle, where her ever smiling countenance and merry laugh was the life and cheer to parents, sisters and brothers, sadness reigns, and the family loses a loved one whose place cannot be filled. So young, so loving, so full of promise, so true, it was indeed hard to giver her up. In the school, where she was ever a genial companion to her associates, and always scattering sunshine in her path, the memory of her good deeds and bright smiles will linger with them, and that they will ever cherish.

James Gilligan
GILLIGAN William Joseph Gilligan - Emporia Gazette March 26, 1938
  • Died March 26, 1938
  • Born about 1878 at Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Lived south of Hartford for 55 years
  • Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Survived by a brother, Dennis J. Gilligan, three children, Mary, Gertrude, and Bernard of the home, and a sister, Miss Frances Gilligan also of the home
  • Preceeded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, June 10, 1916
  • Funeral services held at St Mary's Catholic church.
James Gilligan
GILLIGAN Mrs W.J. Gilligan - Emporia Gazette June 13, 1916 pg 4, col.2
Hundreds of friends of the Brogan and Gilligan families filled the Catholic Church at Hartford, yesterday, to attend the funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Gilligan, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her brother, Frank Brogan, in Omaha, Nebr. The services were conducted by the Rev. Father Simon, and the interment was in the Hartford Catholic Cemetery. Small sons of the dead woman’s most intimate friends at Hartford were the altar boys at the services.
Elizabeth A. Brogan was born at Hartford, November 9, 1879. She grew up in that town, and was a graduate of the Hartford high School. She attended the State Normal School, and took a course in the Emporia Business College. She taught school in Lyon County for five years, one term in the country and four in the second primary at Hartford. She was married in November 1904 to W. J. Gilligan, of Hartford, and went to Kansas City to live. Four children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Gilligan, the oldest of whom is Mary, 9 years old; Gertrude, Joseph and Bernard. Mrs. Gilligan’s mother, Mrs. Francis Brogan, lives in Omaha, and her sister, Mrs. Anna Brogan, in Emporia. The Brothers are W. J. Brogan, of San Antonio, Texas; Frank Brogan, of Omaha, and Joseph N. Brogan, of Mena, Ark. Her mother, brother and sister were with her when she died.
Mrs. Gilligan had been in failing health for almost two years. Neuritis was followed by tuberculosis. The family went to San Antonio last September, but the change in climate did not bring the hoped for improvement. This spring, Mrs. Gilligan spent two months at the home of her brother, in Mena, Ark; and went to Omaha for treatment May 20.
Mrs. Gilligan was a Life-long member of the Catholic Church, and was a faithful devoted Christian. A persistent cheerfulness was a dominant trait of her character, and was a sustaining force to her in her long illness, as well as an encouragement and comfort to her family and friends. Her children have been with their grandmother, Mrs. John Gilligan, at Hartford, for the past year, and though she felt deeply the separation from them, she did not complain. Her sorrowful family has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends. The children will remain for the present with their grandmother, at Hartford. Mr. Gilligan has made no plans for the future.

James Gilligan
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HAAG Frank M. Haag - Emporia Gazette November 7, 1930
  • Moved from Atchison to Ople with his parents in 1891
  • Died November 5, 1930 in a farming accident Southeast of Olpe.
  • Married Anna Thill on May 14, 1907
  • Survived by his wife, two sons, Nicholas and Ernest; two daughters, Leona and Vernal; his father, Mike Haag; five brothers, J. E. Haag, Mike Haag, Jr., John A. Haag, Albert A. Haag, all of Olpe, and Sylvester Haag, who is in the Navy; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Sterbenz, Mrs. Barbara Waechter, Mrs. Catherine Miller, all of Olpe; Mrs. Oda Schadegg, of Fleming, Colo.; and Mrs. Margaret Schadegg, of Eureka.
Gina Easley
HALSTEAD Mary Lu Roberts- Emporia Gazette June 1, 1964
  • Postmaster at Olpe since 1958
  • Died May 30, 1964
  • Member of the Methodist church
  • Burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetary (Olpe)
  • Born Oct 3, 1909 in Olpe, Kansas, daughter of George H. and Margaret Heacock Roberts
  • Married to Harry F. (Hal) Halstead, on Oct. 5th, 1952, at Olpe. He died July 7th, 1955
  • Survived by a stepson, Keith Halstead of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. C. L. (Una) Roberts of Russell; three nephews, H. J. Nelson, of El Dorado; Jack R. Nelson,Topeka; and Donald L. (Bud) Roberts of Russell, and three nieces, Norma Jean (Roberts) Manweiler, Hoisington; Peggy Lou (Roberts) Michaelis, Wichita, and Jo Ann (Nelson) Kleiwer, San Mateo, Calif.
Doni Wright
HALSTEAD H.F. Halstead- Emporia Gazette July 6, 1955
  • Harold (Harry)
  • Former resident of Olpe, moved the previous March from a farm south of town
  • Died July 5, 1955 in the crash of a small plane he was piloting near Chadron, Nebraska
  • Funeral held in Redwood, South Dakota
  • Married to the former Mary Louise Roberts, daughter of George Roberts of Olpe
Doni Wright
HANSEL Johanna Sauer Hansel - Emporia Gazette March 8, 1909
The funeral services of Mrs. Johanna L. Hansel were held this morning at the family home, 1325 Eskridge street, and were conducted by Rev. H. M. Schurman. Interment was made in Maplewood cemetery. Mrs. Johanna Hansel, whose maiden name was Sauer, was born October 7, 1833, in Germany. She was married January 27, 1859, to J. D. Hansel. The Hansels came to the United tSates (sic) in 1880, and have lived for the past twenty-seven years in Emporia. In early life, Mrs. Hansel united with the Evangelical Lutheran church. To the Hansels were born eleven children, only four of whom, two sons and two daughters, together with the husband, survive her.
Anne Goodwin
HANSEL Flora Simmons Hansel- Emporia Gazette May 21, 1945
  • Died at home, six miles south of Madison
  • Native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Died May 20, 1945
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetary
  • Survived by three sons, Criss Ingalls, Ogden, Utah; Richard Hansel, Madison; Richard Hansel, Wellington; five daughters, Mrs Minnie Kilburn, Fitzgerald, Ga; Mrs Helen Kelly, Madison; Mrs Mildred Jewell, Odessa, Tex.; Mrs J.L. Hayworth, Wichita; Mrs N.E. Durham, Chanute.
  • Out-of town relatives and friends attending the services were Mr and Mrs N.E. Durham, Chanute; Mr and Mrs John Hansel, Wellington; Mr and Mrs Richard Hansel and Mrs Helen Kelly, Madison; Mrs Mildred Jewell, Odessa, Tex.; Mr and Mrs J.L. Hayworth, Wichita; and Mr and Mrs Cash Scott, Topeka.
Anne Goodwin
HANSEL Richard A. Hansel- Emporia Gazette February 25, 1986
  • Died Newman Hospital
  • Was a retired laborer and lifetime resident of Madison
  • Died February 24, 1986
  • Born September 27, 1912, son of Richard D. and Flora Simmons Hansel
  • Married Edith Cain Thompson, December 6, 1942 in Madison
  • Burial at Blakely Cemetary (Madison)
  • Survived by his wife; a step-son, Wayne L. Thompson, Okinawa, Japan; two step-daughters, Joy Vonnocker of Florence and Barbara Welch of Madison; two sisters Rachel Durham of Chanute and Helen Kelly of Emporia; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Four sisters, one brother and a grandson died earlier.
Anne Goodwin
HANSEL John G. Hansel- Wichita Eagle October 31, 1996
  • Was a retired Santa Fe railroad brakeman
  • Died October 29, 1996
  • Age 81
  • Survived by his wife Dorothy; sons, John of Concord, N.H.; James of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Thomas of Wellington; Dennis of Tuscon; daughters, Patrica Zeka of Wellington; Pamela Milliken of Los Altos Hills, Calif; Dee Ann Holland of Cleveland, Okla; Shirley Hansel of Scottsdale, Ariz; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four sisters, one brother and a grandson died earlier.
Anne Goodwin
HANSEL Aurel E. Hansel- Wichita Eagle January 3, 1996
  • Was a retired executive secretary for the Sumner County engineering department
  • Died December 31, 1995
  • Age 81
  • Survived by sons, John and Jim, both of Hawaii; Tom of Wellington; sister, Helen Quinn of Wellington; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Anne Goodwin
HEACOCK  Louisa A. Marker - Olpe Optimist January 7,1914
MRS. J. H. [Louisa A. Marker] HEACOCK DEAD.
Mrs. J. [James] H. [Houston] Heacock died at her home Tuesday night. She had not been well for several months. Death was caused by hemorrhage of the stomach.
The deceased was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1845 and was married to Mr. Heacock March 10, 1864. Mr. Heacock was a merchant. The couple resided in Pennsylvania until 1877 when they moved to Kansas. They have lived in, or near, Olpe ever since then. They and their children lived on the Martin Rice place which they owned until Mr. Heacock became postmaster when they moved to town.
The deceased leaves her husband, J. H. Heacock, two daughters, Mrs. E. K. [Ella] Bugbee and Mrs. John [Lizzie] Young of Phenis Creek, and two sons, Walter Heacock of New York and Edgar Heacock of Montana. Two daughters, Mrs. Geo. [Dollie/Margaret] Roberts and Mrs. [Reba/Rebecca] Barb are dead.
The funeral will be held at the Olpe M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon, at one o'clock. Internment will be made in Pleasant Ridge cemetery a mile west of Olpe.
Doni Wright
HEACOCK Samuel John - Emporia Gazette March 22, 1930
  • A resident of Olpe, he died at the Soldiers Home in Leavenworth. KS. He ran away from home at age 17 to fight in the Civil War.
  • He was the youngest brother of James H. HEACOCK, deceased, of Olpe and an uncle of Mrs. (Lizzie HEACOCK) John YOUNG and Mrs. (Ella HEACOCK) E.K. BUGBEE, both of Route 4, Emporia.
Leavenworth Times March 20, 1930
  • Was a member of "I" Company, One Hundred Ninety-seventh, Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He had been a member of the (Soldier's) Home since 1914.
  • A niece, Stella BUGBEE lives in Kansas City, MO.
Doni Wright
HENDERSON Harry Henderson- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943
  • Was a farmer
  • Came to Lyon County August 13, 1913
  • Died February 27, 1943 at his home south of Emporia
  • Buried in Evergreen Cemetery
  • Born March 21, 1878, in Greenville, Ill., son of James W. and Sarah KIDD HENDERSON
  • Survived by two sisters, Miss Mayme HENDERSON, AND Miss Lucy HENDERSON
Anonymously contributed
HENSLEY Robert Jackson Hensley- Emporia Daily Gazette March 1, 1943
  • 69 years old
  • Died February 26, 1943 at his home
  • Buried in Cottonwood Cemetery
Anonymously contributed
HODGSON Rose Ona Hodgson - The Emporia Gazette Feb. 10, 1955
  • Died February 9, 1955 in Newman Memorial Hospital .
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetary.
  • Born June 6, 1886, at Dunlap (KS), daughter of the late Gordon and Harriet McMillan Phillips.
  • Married L. H. Hodgson in Council Grove September 25, 1912.
  • Survived by her husband of the home; one brother, Munson G. Phillips, 311 East Seventh; two sisters; Mrs. C. H. Grandy, Phoeniz, Ariz; Mrs, Fred Buchman, Bushong, Kansas.
Bill Phillips
HOOD Calvin Hood - Emporia Gazette February 4, 1910
Major Calvin Hood died this morning at 1:30, at his home, corner of Eighth avenue and State street, after an illness of a week with grip and pneumonia.
Major Hood was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in 1832. The Hoods were of English descent, the father, John Hood, being a tanner and a farmer and the mother before her marriage being Miss Olive Hall, of Erie, Pa. Major Hood was essentially a frontiersman; the greater part of his life was spent upon the outposts of civilization. In 1837 his father moved to the vicinity of Adrian, Michigan, and opened up a farm when that country was a wilderness. The early education of Calvin Hood was limited to the winter terms of a country log schoolhouse. At 15 years of age he entered a general store at Adrian, where he remained five years. His health failing, he gave up his position and went to the Lake Superior Copper region, where he took a pre-emption claim. During the winter of 1854 and 1855 he was trading with the Chippewa Indians where Superior City now stands, and in midwinter, with an Indian guide and a dog sledge and on snowshoes made a trip three hundred miles to the Lake of the Woods, carrying Indian goods and trading for furs. With health renewed he returned to Adrian in 1857, and launched a mercantile venture which proved unsuccessful. In 1859 he removed to Sturgis, Mich.
At the call of President Lincoln for troops in 1861 he promptly offered hid services to his country, and was commissioned a captain in the Eleventh Michigan Infantry. His military career was marked by constant devotion to duty and acts of conspicuous gallantry, especially at the battle of Murfreesboro, where he was assigned to an important position in command of the pioneer battalion of his division, with instructions "to hold the place at all hazards." For gallant conduct in pursuance of these orders he was mentioned in general orders by General St. Clair Morton. In his report of the battle. The Eleventh Michigan was one of those famous regiments whose brilliant achievements contributed to the imperishable renown of the Army of the Cumberland.
After the war Mr. Hood engaged in mercantile business in Sturgis until 1872, when he came to Emporia. Here he engaged in the Texas cattle trade, at first in a small way, but later upon a larger scale with the late Senator P. B. Plumb.
For fourteen years he spent a portion of every winter upon the frontier of Texas, taking the saddle and roughing it with the cowboys.
When Major Hood landed in Emporia he had bad health and a large family and three thousand dollars in money. But more than that he had a world of grit. He lived among the rough men of the Texas cattle trail of the seventies, and though soft-spoken and self deprecatory and almost shy in manner, was respected as one of the men who always could hold his own, and was never to be crowded. Andy Adams, the famous writer of cowboy stories, once came to Emporia to visit Major Hood, and they grew to be great friends, because Adams had heard the old cattlemen tell great tales of the little man's courage. He never weighed more than a hundred pounds, and was among men of great physical prowess he held his own by sheer grit. Nothing ever made him afraid.
It was in the cattle trade that he laid the foundation of his fortunes. The firm of "Plumb & Hood" was known all over the West, and it was in every big undertaking west of the Missouri --mines, land, banks, cattle, town sites, politics, beef contracts--everything in which energy and thrift could make an honest dollar. Plumb furnished capital and the opportunity for the foundation of many of the enterprises, and Hood carried out the details; each was necessary to the other. Together they made an ideal partnership. It never failed. It piled up money easily and saved what it made.
In the Emporia National Bank, which furnished most of the capital for the early financial adventures of the two, Major Hood entered from a director to the presidency in 1880. He remained at the head of the bank for twenty-five years. It was the particular pride of his life in that quarter of a century. Its 20 percent dividends and the rise of its stock filled him with joy, and he was one of the first men down town in the morning and one of the last men to leave Commercial street at evening. He put in a full, busy and altogether happy day. He found the thing he could do well and did it, and his fortune climbed up to half a million and still kept climbing.
Being in partnership with the late Senator Plumb, Major Hood naturally was in politics. He liked it. He and the Senator often hunted in pairs politically, and ha no secrets from one another. So when Senator Plumb left the senatorial office vacant, Major Hood aspired to it as soon as there was a Republican legislature. He had much of Plumb's strength. And in the legislature of 1895 he held the balance of power and prevented the election of J. R. Burton. I. E. Lambert was his chief lieutenant, and it was Lambert using Hood strength who united the anti-Burton forces upon Lucien Baker and made him United States senator. Baker was always loyal to Major Hood, but the intimacy of a life-time of friendship was lacking. The two men did not work together; Baker supported Major Hood for governor in the canvass of 1898. But he was not forceful; the Major relied too much upon the senatorial influence and after making a good showing he was defeated, and never considered another candidacy seriously afterwards. His family opposed it, as did his friends. And while he was maintained even to the last active day of his life a taste for politics, and something more than a bystander's interest, he was careful not to let his interests interfere with a good day's work at the bank and a good night's rest at home. He backed both Governor Stanley and Senator Long in the senatorial contest of 1903 against Curtis, and told each of them what he was doing. And when Long won, he had considerable influence with the Senator, and had as much to do as anyone else with the appointment of Judge Pollock. In this he was guided largely by Mr. Lambert, for the Major was inclined to Judge Johnston. In the contest of 1908 he was with Long, but the fight was in the primary, and it was a new-fangled affair that did not enlist the Major's enthusiasm. So he let the procession go by, and after Long was defeated, Major Hood was among the first to assure Bristow of his support.
But with all this--politics was only a small part of his interest in life. Essentially he was a business man. That was the game he knew and loved. He had a theory, in 1905 that he would retire and enjoy life. He sold his stock in the Emporia National Bank--his pride of his life and told his friends that he was going to take life easy. But he could not take it easy. That habit of a lifetime was upon him--the habit of hard work was upon him, and he could not throw it off. So he moved his desk down to the Citizens bank to the room occupied during life by his business rivals--the Crosses and Mr. Martindale. he settled down as comfortably in his new quarters as though he had always been there, and in a week was in the old treadmill, happy as ever. here he sat day after day until the week before his death, and here, as before on Fifth avenue, scores of people, "poor and needy, weak and weary, sick and sore," came for help. While most of the business he did was upon a business basis, he did much to help people over hard places who were not considered good commercial risks. But he generally knew his people, and lost very little on this business. He lent money to students to help them through school, and used to say that he regarded a student as one of the best kind of borrowers. More than that, he was the trusted adviser of scores of widows; they brought their savings to him--their insurance money, and he found good investments for it and never charged them for his services. But he always felt the obligation to make such investments good, and would spend time and money, if anything went amiss, to straighten them out.
For the keystone of his character was loyalty. So long as he was trusted implicitly, he could be depended upon implicitly; but if he was met with suspicion--it opened a sinister vein and the whole affair in question was cold business, and in cold business the Major was an adept. It was because I. E. Lambert trusted him implicitly that they never quarreled. They understood one another. Each knew as well as could be wherein the other was weak; but neither took advantage of the other's weakness. When Lambert was in trouble Major Hood was his best friend. With money, with fatherly advice and a certain Spartan rigor of judgment, the Major saw Lambert through. And when Lambert spread his investments thinner than the Major's financial judgment believed in, he took hold of the state when Lambert died, and saved what he could for the heirs. it was his way. When one appealed to his loyalty he was pure gold. But he was getting to the stage of life when one finds every year freighted with some great loss. "Friend after friend departs," as one passes the meridian, and during the past year the Major was obviously lonely. During the past ten years, Lambert had gone, Soden had gone, Sterry had gone--all dear to him, and the younger men who were left did not solace him as the old friends had.
But nevertheless he was cheerful, and looked at life without flinching. Three years ago he went into a cattle deal that would be seven years in working out. That would have put him into his eighties. This winter he called O. M. Whilhite into the bank and offered to take $100,000 worth of stock in a hotel proposition. Wilhite, was floating in Wichita. But all the time during the five years last past, he has been putting his home in order financially. he has been cleaning up all the loose ends. Fred Newman, who had to look into his desk this morning for something, found the desk clean, every letter answered, every end straightened up. he seems to have left his affairs as one would expect a man to leave them who all his life was regular and methodical in his habits. So far as can be known now there is not a loose thread in his affairs. The day he took sick he was consulting with Mr. Wilhite about making some disposal of his home to the city as a memorial. That was the only undeveloped project that he had left, and that had never been committed to paper. Scores of men, young and old in town, are telling of the good things he has done for them. He was forever helping people.
He made it pay, of course, but he made it pay only because he chose worthy people who needed help to do worthy things. But nevertheless, it is to his credit that no one ever went to him for help in a worthy cause and came away empty-handed. His name was at the head of every subscription paper ever passed in Emporia for years. he allowed no one to give more liberally than he, and for nearly a generation he was the mainstay of the College of Emporia. He was on the board of directors when it was founded. He was a member when he died, and while he was off the board he was always ready to do his part. But for Major Hood there are many times when the College would have been closed. And literally hundreds of students have been helped through school by him. He used to chuckle and say he found the girls better pay than the boys. He said he never lost a penny lending money to a girl with which to get an education, and as a rule he considered that women were fundamentally more scrupulous about money matters than men. But he loved children. The last day he was down town--apparently in the best of health, he stood for a moment in front of the post office playing with some little girls from school--little tykes of eight or nine--pretending to dodge then back and forth in front of the great swinging door of the building and finally, having teased them, he pulled out some dimes and gave them to the girls and went trotting and smiling down the street.
His children all were grown and all except his son, Harry, were living in other towns than Emporia. But he was especially fond of his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren pleased him most of all. For he was a home man even before he was a politician, even before he was a business man. If his bank was his chief pride, his home was his chief joy. He was married in 1852 to Miss Frances Platt, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and five children came to them, who grew to maturity, Mrs. F. C. Newman, who died seventeen years ago, leaving two children, Calvin Newman and Mrs. Lucile Postletwaite; Mrs. Harry Clark of Salt Lake City, who is expected to arrive tomorrow; Harry P. Hood, who lives here and was with his father when he breathed his last; Mrs. Florence Beecher, of Colorado Springs, who arrived today, and Mrs. Alice Hood Hammatt, who came from Topeka yesterday. Twenty-five years ago the Hood girls filled the big house on State street with social sunshine, and the Major was immensely proud of it all. He took great delight in all their pleasures and indulged them in all their whims and knew what he was doing and was happy because he could. Always he and his daughters have kept in closest sympathy. On his desk this morning they found two letters beginning "Dearest Papa." But for all the love they gave him he was lonely this year, and said so many times to those who were near him. Last January his wife died --and it was clearly the greatest blow he had ever received. He never quite rallied. During the year often his friends have seen his eyes fill up at some mad verdant reference to the home that was broken when mother left. It was only at such moments that his friends could see that the Major was aging. At other times he seemed cheery and agile and full of life. But when his last illness came these who saw him feared the worst even at the beginning.
A week ago last night he was attacked with a chill. He had been at work Thursday and seemed particularly strong. And when the chill came during the night he lost strength rapidly. And the thing that frightened the family and the friends was that the fight in the Major was not as it was in the other days. he was an old man for the first time in seventy-seven years--who lay on the bed during the first days of this week, and when the fever came with the pneumonia he brightened up a little, and some trace of the old vigor came to him, but he sank back down again when the fever left, spent and worn, and old and tired and lonely.
Last night, shortly before 10 o'clock the doctors came to stay during the night. The patient's lungs were filling up; they feared he could not resist the poison. At midnight they knew he was making a losing fight. He was conscious, and talked with the family and those about his bedside. he knew he was desperately sick; but he did not realize how sick he was. For an hour he grew weaker and weaker; and still he did not know how near the end of life he was. At the last minute--not the last five minutes, but the last minute, he put his finger on his pulse; the doctor put his hand there; it was almost gone; he met the doctor's eyes. Then in an instant he saw what the doctor knew, and the Major shook his head, tried to smile, sighed and died like a gentleman without a struggle. For he was tired and glad to go.
The following resolutions were passed by the Citizens National Bank this morning.
At a meeting of the directors of the Citizens National Bank, held at its banking office, February 4, 1910, the following resolution was passed:
Be it Resolved, That in the death of Major Calvin Hood, this bank in common with the entire community, has suffered an irreparable loss. Major Hood was a a faithful director of the bank, honest and conscientious in the discharge of his duties as a director, a good neighbor and a valuable citizen to the state and nation.
Resolved, Further, That we convey to the family of the deceased our entire sympathy in this hour of their great bereavement.
Resolved, Further, That the secretary of this board be instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the surviving members of Major Hood's family.
Signed: G. W. Newman, R. J. Edwards, J. S. Kenyon, L. L. Halleck, F. C. Newman, J. M. Steele, T. F. Byrnes, T. J. Acheson.

The funeral arrangements have not been definitely decided upon, but it is likely that the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.
Out of respect to Major Calvin Hood, who was the only living charter member of the College of Emporia board of trustees, and who had been with the College trustees ever since the College's foundation school, after the chapel exercises this morning, was dismissed in all of the College departments, President Joseph H. Hill announced the death of Calvin Hood in Normal chapel this morning, and made a few remarks concerning his life.
Shirley Brier
HOOD Mrs. Calvin Hood - Emporia Daily Gazette January 9,1909
The death of Mrs. Calvin Hood (nee Francis Platt) this morning at the end of a most pitiful illness wherein for nearly three months, stricken dumb, she lay, conscious of the sorrow of the loved ones about her, and unable to speak to them save with her eyes, closes another of those chapters which bring the hearts of the town together in common sympathy. During all her illness the town has sorrowed with those in the big brick house, and high and low, rich and poor, felt the anguish of the silent sufferer.
Mrs. Hood had lived in this town for nearly forty years. And for over half a century she and her husband have gone through life most happily. Six children were born to them and five lived to maturity under her guidance and love, and four are left to mourn her. Always she has been a woman of the home. She has done her work as it lay next to her hand, and has done it lovingly and quietly, but well. It is miserably sad, this dumb parting of the man and the woman who have striven together through the years so happily for better or for worse, after fifty years of life together. And in his sorrow, even though he is surrounded by his children, from a community where he has been so large a part of the common life of all, the common love and sympathy of all, go out to the lonely husband.
Shirley Brier
HOPKINS Nellie (Millie?) Hopkins - Emporia Gazette October 1,1949
  • Resident of Topeka, former resident of Allen. She worked for several years at the Boys' Industrial School at Topeka, and was then employed as a dietician at the Methodist Home for the Aged at Topeka.
  • Died (September 25, 1949), Venice California.
  • Burial (information not given)
  • Born August 23, 1886, on a farm near Allen, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith.
  • Married William Hopkins (date and place not known)
  • Survived by her children, Ira Hopkins, of Topeka; Mrs. Thelma Johnson, Venice, Ca., Ray Hopkins, of Michigan; Clarence Hopkins, Topeka; and Floyd Hopkins, of Kansas City, Kan., two brothers and two sisters, Arthur Smith, of Russelville, Ark.; Herbert Smith, of Bushong; Mrs. Effie Mallory, of Admire; and Mrs. Lottie Shellenberger, southeast of Bushong; besides 10 grandchildren and other relatives.
Marie Cook
HORN Edgar E. Horn - Emporia Gazette August XX, 1937
  • born May 24, 1895 in Hays, Kansas
  • Son of A.N. and Emma HORN
  • World War I Veteran, wounded in the Meuse-Argonne drive Sept 26, 1918
  • Was unable to return to his unit, discharged and returned home in March 1919.
  • Married Nellie Edith Turner Oct. 15, 1919
  • Died August 19, 1937 at the Veterans' Hospital, Fayetteville Arkansas
  • Burial at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Bill Phillips
HUMPHREYS Barbara Humphreys - Emporia Gazette March 15, 1934
  • Died March 12, 1934
  • Burial at Evergreen Cemetery
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Henry KNITTLE, Paul KNITTLE, Charles KNITTLE, Harry KNITTLE,Mr. and Mrs. Fred KNITTLE, Mrs. Doris COLLINS, Mrs. Stanley WILLIAMS, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry FICHTNER, Jr., and Mrs. Norma PERKUHN, Topeka; Mrs. Lizzie CHARVOZ and Mrs. Edith SHANAHAN, Guthrie, Okla.; Miss Mary HUMPHREYS, Independence, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray JOHNSON, Strong City
Anonymously contributed
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JEFFERIES Frank T. Jefferies- Emporia Daily Gazette November 18, 1953
  • Was a retired oilfield worker
  • Lived in Emporia 3-1/2 years, moving here from Peotone, Ill.
  • Died November 14, 1953 in St. Mary's Hospital
  • Buried in Memorial Lawn cemetery
  • Born December 9, 1874 in Calhoun County, W. Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus M. JEFFERIES
  • Married October 1, 1896 to Ressa PETTIT at Big Ben W Va.
  • Survived by three sons, Clarence F., of the home; Harold M. of Hoisington, and Edwin L., of Las Vegas, N. M.., and one daughter, Mrs. Jacques P. GUERIN, Las Vegas, N. M.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, B. H. JEFFERIES and Phillip JEFFERIES, Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Hester JONES, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Pearl CONNORS, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank ARNOLD, Clarksburg, W. Va
Anonymously contributed
JONES William Henry Jones- Emporia Weekly Gazette March 28, 1918
The funeral of W.H. Jones who died in St. Mary's Hospital Thursday night was held in the Bethany Congregational Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. Calvin Jones assisted by Rev. H.F. Morgan, conducted the services. The pall-bearers were Llewelyn Brunt, William F. Rees, Elias Williams, William Price, Arthur Price and Vint Morris. Interrment was in the Upper Dry Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Jones died in St. Mary's Hospital from injuries sustained while working on the D.O. Davis farm, near Reading, two weeks ago. He was 38 years old and was born in Bethesda, North Wales. He came to America in 1900 and was married to Mrs. Jane Lewis March 22, 1909. He is survived by Mrs. Jones and two children, Ivor and Margaret, and a step-son, Willie Lewis; by his father, Grifith Jones, of Wales and two sisters, Mrs. Jones of Wales and Mrs. Evan Hughes of Emporia, and a brother, Richard Jones of Lebo. He was a member of the Congregational Church and of the Knights and Ladies of Security.
L. Jones
KARR John Leonard Karr - Hartford, KS newspaper Jan 1926
"Taps" were sounded for the last time when J. L. Karr, the oldest settler and one of the three last survivors of the Civil War in this community, was mustered out at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning, Jan 9, 1926, at the home of his son, A. G. Karr east of town, having lived just 24 hours past his 81st birthday. The Tuesday previous to his death he was in town (Hartford) conversing with friends and seemingly in his usual health. Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. he was stricken with paralysis and Thursday about noon he sustained a second stroke from which he never regained consciousness and passed away at the hour stated above.
J. L. Karr was born in Ohio Jan 8, 1845, and soon moved with his parents to Indianola, Iowa. In the winter of 1854 when he was not quite 10 years of age, he came with his parents to Kansas, stopping for a time at Lawrence. Coming farther west in 1855 the family homesteaded the land one-half mile south and one fourth mile west of "17" school house, later known as the John Theobald farm. Here his boyhood years were spent and he attended school at Ottumwa, a distance of seven miles, which he walked twice daily.
The deceased was an ardent Unionist and when the Civil War broke out he volunteered for his country and enlisted in Company H 11th Kansas Cavalry under Colonal Preston B. Plumb in 1863 and served until the close of hte war. He was wounded twice, once a bullet grazed his scalp and once a bullet pierced his limb, but he was not incapacitated for any length of time. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged.
In the years 1865 an 1866 he carried the mail for Uncle Sam from Fort Scott to Council Grove over the Ozark trail and his little calico pony was watched for eagerly by the scattered homesteaders along his route. Many dangers from Indians, wild animals and roaming bands of marauders lurked along his route, but he braved them all that the U. S. mail might be delivered. Mr. Karr was married to Miss Sarah Ann Boring Nov. 26, 1871 and to this union seven children were born, five boys and two girls. Three boys, with the wife and mother, preceding him in death. Mrs. Karr died July 11, 1917. The surviving children are Mrs. Alice Latta, of Emoria; Mrs. A.A. McCullon, of Collinsville, Okla., and A. L. Karr and A. G. Karr, east of Hartford. The deceased was raied in the Quaker faith, But in 1906 he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in this place under the pastorate of Rev. Homer Cullison and remained a true and faithful member until death called him home.
Mr. Karr was a charter member of the Hartford G.A.R. known as the I. A. Taylor Post No 166, and for the past ten years had been its commander. Only two members, Jas W. and John E. Edwards survive out of a membership of 186. He ws an active member of the I.O.O.F.., Rebeka and A.O. U.W. lodges. In everything in which the deceased was interested he was a faithful worker and throughout his long life many knotty problems had to be solved.
Besides his four children, Mr. Karr is survived by one brother A. J. Karr, of White City, Kans., who was here when he died; also 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor Rev. Beadle, assisted by Rev. Cole pastor of The Christian church at the "17" schoolhouse Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The singers sang comforting hymns and also the patriotic song "Tenting on the Old Campground." The rostrum and front of the school room was beatifully decorated with bunting, flags and flowers. The casket was draped with "Old Glory," a treasured flag made by the W.R.C. years ago and presented to the G. A. R. A large concourse of people were in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to this aged citizen and old settler.
Interment was made in the Hoover cemetery and the Odd Fellow Lodge, which attended in a body had charge of the services at the grave. The pallbearers all members of the American Legion and the IOOF Lodge wer Messsrs. J. W. Kerby, Earl McCormick, William Carson, Harvey Cunnington, Joe Farmer and Lee Webster.
And so was laid to rest the last Kansas enlisted soldier of the Civil War in this vicinity.
Glen Gardner
KARR Mrs. J.L. Karr - Neosho Valley Times Hartford KS, July 1917
Mrs. J. L. Karr died at her home east of town at 12;30 O'clock Wednesday morning after a four day illness from dysentary. The funeral will be held this (Friday) afternoon from the "17" schoolhouse. Interment will be made in the Hoover cemetery. An obituary notice will appear next week. The husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
July 20, 1917
The funeral of Mrs. J. L. Karr who died at her home east of town (Hartford) Wednesay morning, July 11, 1917, after a brief illness, was held from District 17 schoolhouse last Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. G. Jay Rhodes. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended to pay a last sad tribute of respect to the departed. The building was not near large enough to accommodate the crowd. Interment was made in the family plot in the Hoover cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jacob Hagel, W. H. Baysinger, W. A. Sickles, J. E. Edwards, Jesse Crail and J. W. Edwards. Sarah A. Boring was born October 30, 1862 at Marion, Grant County, Indiana, and at the time of her death was aged sixty five years, eight months and eleven days.Her mother [Mrs. Daniel (Martha McNeal) Boring] died
when she was but a small child and she went to live with an uncle (Milton & Elizabeth McNeal Branson). In 1867 she accompanied her uncle's family to Kansas locating near Emporia. Here she met her future husband John L. Karr of Coffey county, to whom she was married November 26, 1871. To this union were born seven children, three of whom have preceeded the mother to the world beyond. The four remaining children with the husband mourn the loss of a true and faithful and loving wife and mother. The children are Andrew Karr, of Lebo, Kans; Mrs. Alice Latta, of Emporia, Kans.; Mrs. Addie McCullough of Collinsville, Okla, and Adrian Karr, of Hartford. Mrs. Karr was grandmother to twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In the death of this mother in Israel the neighborhood in which she has lived so many years has lost a conscientious, friend-loving woman and the relatives a devoted worker for their needs and comforts.
The Times joins the wide circle of friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.
Glen Gardner
KING Andrew King - Emporia Gazette March 1, 1918
Andrew King, a former resident of Lyon County, died of heart trouble at his home in Kansas City, MO., at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening. He was born in Ireland sixty-eight years ago, and came to America with his parents, who located near Wheeling, W. VA. The Kings moved to Kansas in the early days. Andrew King lived for many years near Hartford, where he was extensively engaged in the cattle business. He moved to Kansas City about nineteen years ago, but made annual trips to Emporia. He was a member of the Catholic Church, of the Knights of Columbus and the Modern Woodmen.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary King; two daughters, Miss Margaret King and Mrs. J. E. Troupe, and two sons, J.J. King and A.V. King of Kansas City; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, who lives in Ireland, and two neices, Mrs. Eda Tholen and Miss Mary King, of Emporia. Mrs. Tholen attended the funeral, which was held Thursday in the Redemptionist Church, Kansas City at 10 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Father McGee. Interment was at Kansas City.

James Gilligan
KING Edward King - Emporia Gazette Friday July 13, 1913 pg 1, col.6
Edward King died this morning at 8:45 o’clock at his home, 406 Sylvan Street, after a year and a half’s illness caused by creeping paralysis. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock in the Sacred Heart Church. Rev. Father Berthold will conduct the services, interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. King was born in Roscommon County, Ireland, in 1839, and he lived there until 1868, when he came to this country. He settled in Wheeling, West VA, and lived there many years. He married Elizabeth Gilligan, in Wheeling, in 1875, and four children were born to them during their residence in that town. Later, with his wife and family he moved back to Ireland, and lived there for a period of six years. They then moved back to America, and settled in Hartford, Kan. They have since lived in Neosho Rapids eighteen years. He had lived in Emporia for the past eight years.
He is survived by Mrs. King and four children, Miss Mary King, and Mrs. Ed Tholen, of Emporia, and John and Charles King, of Albuquerque, N. Mex. Both sons arrived in Emporia in time to be present at their father’s death.

Emporia Gazette July 14, 1913
The funeral of Edward King who died at his home , 406 Sylvan Street, Friday morning, was held at 9 o’clock this morning in the Catholic Church. Rev. Father Berthold conducted the services, and the music was furnished by the Catholic choir. The funeral was largely attended by the friends of Mr. King. The pall-bearers were Patrick King, Edward Kelley, Henry Kempter, A. Short, and William Lawler. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.

James Gilligan
KING Elizabeth King - Emporia Gazette Tuesday February 2, 1915 pg 1, col.5
Mrs. Elizabeth King died this morning at 5 o’clock at her home, 406 Sylvan Street. (Emporia) She had been sick since before Christmas, and from the first her condition had been serious.
Mrs. King’s maiden name was Elizabeth Gilligan. She was born August 15, 1839, in County Sligo, Ireland, and grew up in Ireland. In 1865, she came to America, and a few years later was married in Wheeling, WV to Edward King. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. King went to Ireland, where they lived for five years. They came again to America, and about thirty years ago to Kansas, settling in Hartford. From there they moved to Neosho Rapids, and ten years ago came to Emporia. Mr. King died about a year ago.
Mrs. King is survived by two daughters and tow sons, Mrs. Ed Tholen and Mary King, of Emporia, and John and Charles King, of Albuquerque, N. Mex. All her children were with Mrs. King when she died. One sister, Mrs. Jane Fallan, of Cleveland, Ohio, also survives.
Mrs. King had been all her life a faithful member of the Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security Lodge. She had many friends in Emporia and in Lyon County, whose sympathy is with her children in their loss.
The funeral will be held in the Catholic Church, Thursday morning a 9 o’clock. The services will be in charge of Father Berthold, and interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

James Gilligan
KREMER William W. Kremer- The Emporia Gazette September 21, 1912
Death of William W. Kremer
William W. Kremer, formerly a resident of Emporia, died at his home in Lena, Ill., September 10.
He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1832. January 25, 1856, he was married to Miss Sarah Ann Oberdorf, who died June 23, 1889. Three children were born to them. November 11, 1861, Mr. Kremer enlisted as sergeant in Company F, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania, in which he served for nearly two years, receiving an honorable discharge on account of disability. He afterward came to Emporia, where he lived for twenty-five years, conducting a business as tobacconist.
Mr. Kremer was married at Freeport, Ill., October 17, 1900, to Mrs. Jennie Spiller. They lived there a year and then went to Lena, which has since been their home.
Mr. Kremer was converted at the age of 20, and was actively engaged in religious work until failing health compelled him to desist. He was a man who had the esteem of all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church, in which organization he held the office of deacon.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, William H., of Conneaut, Ohio, and Jacob F., of Chicago. He also leaves a brother, Harry Kremer, of Selinsgrove, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Catharine Enderline [sic, ENTERLINE], of Milton, Pa.
(Obituary courtesy Flint Hills Genealogical Society)
Gregg Watts
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LAMBERT James Andrew Lambert - Emporia Gazette Mar. 1,1943
  • Resident of Neosho Rapids since 1921
  • His occupation was a farmer
  • Died March 1, 1943 at his home in Neosho Rapids
  • Buried in Columbus, Kansas
  • Born September 29, 1867 in Cannon Co. Tenn., the son of JOHN and MARTHA DERRYBERRY LAMBERT
  • Married SOPHIA TANNER, in September 1893 in Columbus, Kansas
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, LEO LAMBERT and FRANCIS LAMBERT of Neosho Rapids; one daughter, Mrs IVA BOLLINGER of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one sister, Mrs LESTER JERNIGAN, of Osage City, Kansas; one granddaughter and five grandsons. Two sons died during the First World War.
  • Funeral Services in Columbus were attended by Mrs. JAMES A. LAMBERT, Mr. and Mrs. LEO LAMBERT, Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS LAMBERT and a grandson, DON LAMBERT, of Neosho Rapids.
Marvel Delahaye
LAMBERT Katherine Ruth Lambert - Emporia Gazette Mar. (no day given), 1998
  • Former resident of Neosho Rapids, moved to Emporia in 1960
  • Former nurse's aide at the Meadows Nursing Home
  • Died March 14, 1998 at the Vintage Manor (in Emporia)
  • Burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born May 17, 1907, in Coffee County, daughter of ALBERT and GRACE LEWIS BUCHTEL
  • Married FRANCIS EVERETT LAMBERT on Oct. 1, 1926, at Emporia. He died July 18, 1966
  • Survived by two sons, RICHARD LAMBERT and RODNEY LAMBERT, of Emporia; a brother, HUGH BUCHTEL of Hoyt; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, STEVE LAMBERT, died in 1991. Two brothers, TOM BUCHTEL and JOSEPH BUCHTEL; and three sisters, ELSIE KAVANAUGH, RUBY BOLLINGER and GENEVA BRIGGS, also died earlier
Marvel Delahaye
LAMBERT Leo A. Lambert - Emporia Gazette August 5, 1978
  • A resident of Neosho Rapids since 1921 and was a lifelong farmer.
  • Died August 4, 1978 at the St Mary's Hospital
  • Burial at Hartford Cemetery
  • Born Oct. 26, 1898, at Weir, the son of James and Sophia Tanner LAMBERT.
  • Survived by three sons, Donald LAMBERT of Neosho Rapids, Howard LAMBERT of Chanute and M. Wayne LAMBERT, 901 Henry St.; a sister, Iva BOLLINGER of Plaquemine, La.; six grandchildren, Gary, Terry, Carolyn, Raymond, Brian and Gloria; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Raymond and Francis.
Marvel Delahaye
LAMBERT Keith Dwayne Lambert - Emporia Gazette Nov. 4, 1959
  • Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin W. LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids, who died Sunday
  • Born My 20, 1959
  • Died Nov.1 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Survived by his parents, a brother, Guy(sic) (GARY) Dean, and a sister, Terry June LAMBERT, of the home; his grandparents, L. A. LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids, and Mr. and Mrs. E.M. JARVIS, Rt. 1, Emporia; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. A. D. TALKINGTON, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Out-of-town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. M. W. LAMBERT; L. A. LAMBERT, and Mr. and Mrs. Francis LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids, and Mrs. A. D. TALKINGTON, Oklahoma City, Okla..
Marvel Delahaye
LAMBERT Frances Everette Lambert- Emporia Gazette July 19, 1966
  • Employee of the Santa Fe Railway,
  • Died July 18, 1966 when struck by a train
  • Lived for many years in Neosho Rapids and seven years in Emporia
  • Burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born Dec 13th, 1905 in Weir, son of James A. and Sophia TANNER LAMBERT
  • Married October 1, 1926 to Katherine R. BUCHTEL in Emporia
  • Preceeded in death by two brothers, Ray and Roy
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, three sons, Richard N., of Wichita; Rodney C., of Neosho Rapids, and Steven C., of the home; one brother, Leo, of Neosho Rapids; one sister, Mrs. Vern (Iva) BOLLINGER, Plaquemine, La., and one granddaughter, Sabra Dawn LAMBERT
  • Relatives attending from out of town were Richard N. LAMBERT, Wichita; Rodney E., Donald and Leo LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Vern BOLLINGER and Mrs. Marvel B. DELAHAYE, Kim Marie, Darnel and Daniel, Plaquemine, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard LAMBERT, Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. Walter BRIGGS and family, Reading; Charles KAVANAUGH, Kansas City, Mo.; and Mrs. Hugh BUCHTEL and Hugh, Jr.; Farwell, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe BUCHTEL, Elmer, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. John Godfrey, Waverly, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. DANIELS, Weir
Marvel Delahaye
LAMBERT Mrs. James A.Lambert- Emporia Daily Gazette Nov. 18, 19, 23, 1953
  • Resident of Neosho Rapids
  • Died Nov. 18, 1953 at St. Mary's Hospital in Emporia
  • Born Sophia Tanner May 7, 1874 in Columbus, KS, daughter of Joseph and Susan TANNER
  • Married James A. LAMBERT who died March 1, 1943
  • Member of the Methodist Church
  • Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbus, KS
  • Preceeded in death by Two sons LeROY and RAYMOND LAMBERT, who were killed in World War I.
  • Survived by two sons, LEO and FRANCIS LAMBERT, of Neosho Rapids; one daughter, Mrs. IVA BOLLINGER, Plaquemine La.; two brothers, WILLIAM TANNER of Weir, and GEORGE TANNER, of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. ALICE MARSHBANKS, Delta, Colo.; one granddaughter, Mrs. MARVEL DELAHAYE, Brusly, La.; six grandsons, DONALD, HOWARD, WAYNE, RICHARD, RODNEY and STEVEN LAMBERT, of Neosho Rapids; one great granddaughter Theresa Darrell (TERESA DARNEL intended) DELAHAYE, of Brusly, La
  • Relatives attending from out of town were LEO LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids; Mrs. VERN BOLLINGER, Plaquemine, LA; Mrs. E. J. DELAHAYE and daughter, Plaquemine, LA; Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS LAMBERT, RODNEY and StEVEN, Neosho Rapids; RICHARD LAMBERT, Newton; Cpl DONALD LAMBERT, Hawaii; HOWARD and WAYNE LAMBERT, Neosho Rapids
Marvel Delahaye
LARGENT George W. Largent- Emporia Gazette May 28, 1971
  • Was an electrician and former operator of Largent Electric Company
  • resident of Emporia since 1918
  • Died May 28, 1971 at the Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Burial at Hillside Cemetery in Toledo
  • Born June 11, 1907, in Texico, New Mexico, son of ALBERT M. and DOVIE E. (MAYES) LARGENT
  • Married LEONA B. HANSON on June 11, 1927, at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
  • Survived by his wife; two sons, NORMAN LARGENT of Emporia and EUGENE LARGENT of Des Moines Iowa.; a daughter, VELDA SMITH of Questa, New Mexico; three sisters, MABEL DILL of Wichita, Kansas, LAURA HORN, Prairie Village, Kansas, LEONA WALKER, Lornita, California; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bill Phillips
LARGENT Albert M. Largent - unknown newspaper, Prague Oklahoma- July 11, 1955
  • Died July 9, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas
  • Burial at Prague, Oklahoma Cemetery
  • Born Aug 11, 1868, in Prairie Center, Kansas, son of GEORGE W. and MAHALA (JONES) LARGENT
  • Married DOVIE E.MAYES on Oct. 15, 1899, at Prague, Oklahoma.
  • Preceeded in death by his wife
  • Survived by three daughters, LAURA HORN, Lawrence, Kansas, LEONA WALKER, Long Beach, California, MABEL DILL, Wichita, Kansas; one son, GEORGE LARGENT, Emporia Kansas,; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Bill Phillips
LEISMAN Marie K. LEISMAN - Emporia Gazette Jan. 8, 2000
  • She was a homemaker and an accomplished cellist
  • Died Jan. 8, 2000, at her home in Emporia
  • Donated her body to the University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Born Jan. 21, 1924 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Martin and Marie Bartness ANDRASEN
  • Married Gilbert LEISMAN on June 21, 1952 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died Nov. 19, 1996.
  • She is survived survived by a sister, Gertrude "Trudy" TREBBE of Washburn, Wis.; a brother, Charles ANDRASEN of Orange, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Irene WILLGRUBS and Charlotte GILG, died earlier
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LEISMAN Gilbert A. LEISMAN - Emporia Gazette Nov. 19, 1996
  • World War II veteran, served in Europe in the Army Air Force as a navigator
  • He was an internationally recognized paleobotanist and a biology professor at Emporia State University from 1955 to 1989; known for his work on plant fossils
  • Died Nov. 19, 1996, at the Holiday Resort
  • Donated his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Born May 12, 1924 at Washington, D.C, the son ofArthur Gustav and Agnes Pauline Strohschein LEISMAN
  • Married Marie Katherine ANDRASEN on June 21, 1952, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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LEWIS Elizabeth Jane LEWIS - Emporia Gazette Nov. 14, 2001
  • She was a homemaker
  • Died Nov. 12, 2001, at the Kansas City Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City, Kan
  • Burial at Evergreen Cemetery
  • Born Dec. 13, 1917, at Wichita, the daughter of George Harold and Edna Lynn McKinley OSGOOD,
  • Married Dr. Robert Price LEWIS on Dec. 25, 1941, at Emporia. He died May 19, 1996, at Emporia.
  • She is survived by a daughter, Martha Nell LEWIS of Kansas City, Kan.; a son, David Price LEWIS of Plainfield, Ill.; a sister, Catherine GARDNER of Topeka; and two grandchildren, Justin LEWIS of Corsicana, Texas AND Meredith LEWIS of Athens, Texas. A brother, George OSGOOD, died earlier.
Anonymously contributed
LIBERTUS Lester C. Libertus - Emporia Gazette April 23, 1986
  • Was a lifetime resident of Emporia and was a mechanic.
  • Died at his home, April 22, 1986.
  • Cremated
  • Born Nov. 1, 1918 in Urbana, the son of Oscar and Maggie Hentzen Libertus.
  • Married Ruby (no surname given) Jan. 4, 1948, in Erie.
  • Survived by by two sons, Danny Libertus, 704 Lakeview St. and Jim Libertus of Berryville, Ark., three daughters, Irene Deason of Walton, Bonnie Green in Florida and Connie Van Rossen of Wichita, and four grandchildren. His wife preceeded him in death.
Gina Easley
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MALLORY Ora Mallory - Emporia Gazette November 9,1951
  • Grew up in the DeBaun community west of Allen.
  • Died October 30,1951 in St. Mary's Hospital, Manhattan (KS).
  • Burial at Allen Cemetary.
  • Born (date not given). daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson.
  • Married Perry Mallory (date and place not given)
  • Survived by by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Thomas, Alta Vista; Mrs. Doris Letterman (Leatherman?) of Alta Vista; Mrs. Mildred Robinson, Harveyville; two sons, Alfred, just home from Korea, and Perry, Jr., who is on his way home from Korea. Two sisters are Mrs. Ella Reid, of Miller, and Mrs. Eva Ripptoe of Topeka, and a surviving brother is Roy Wilson, of Miama, Okla.
  • Out-of town relatives attending the services were Perry Mallory, Alfred Mallory, Mrs. Clyde Thomas, and Mrs. James Letterman (Leatherman?), all of Alta Vista; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Robinson and daughter, Rose Marie, of Harveyville; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Frederickson and son, Larry, of Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reid, Mrs. Franklin Shepard, of Miller; Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mallory, of Admire; Emil Geisler, of Eskridge.
Marie Cook
MALLORY Willie Bell Mallory - Emporia Gazette January 17,1951
  • Was living with her parents. Her husband was in the Service and was overseas.
  • Died January 16, 1951 St. Mary's hospital.
  • Burial at Prairie Grove cemetery near Cottonwood Falls.
  • Born December 21, 1929 in Cottonwood Falls, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil M. McClure.
  • Married (Mr. Mallory)
  • Survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MCCLURE; three brothers, Robert, Davis, and John McClure, of the home; her grandfathers, J. W. Pinkston, Blewett, Tx., and D.A. Johnson, Emporia; and one Grandmother, Mary Johnson-McPherson.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Chase Barb, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Mallory, Alta Vista; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frizell, Allen; Mrs. Mary Johnson-McPherson, and Mr. and Mrs. John Boggs, Divernow, Illinois.
Marie Cook
MALLORY Ada Mallory - Emporia Gazette March 29, 1935
  • Died (March 23, 1935) in a Topeka hospital.
  • Burial at Bushong Cemetery
  • Born (no information)
  • Married (on information)
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mallory's two sisters, Mrs. Ella Samms of Wichita, and Mrs. Bertha Essex of El Dorado; a niece, Mrs. Cleo Cartwright, and her father, Henry Duncan, both of El Dorado. Another sister, Mrs. Carl Nelson and Mr. Nelson of Quiney; and two cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan of Madison, besides her seven living children.
Marie Cook
MALLORY Clinton Mallory - Emporia Gazette December 29, 1944
  • Was an Army Staff Sargeant and was killed in action. He served in the 95th division artillery. He grew up in the Bushong and Allen communities and was graduated in 1939 from the Allen Rural High School.
  • Died November 9, 1944 near Metz, France.
  • Burial at Bushong cemetery.
  • Born (no information)
  • Married (no information)
  • Survived by six sisters, Mrs. Frank Frizzell, of Allen; Mrs. Alberta Norris and Mrs. Flossie Frederickson, both of Salina; Mrs. Marie Haywood of Allen; Miss Elizabeth Mallory, of Parsons and Miss Dorlean Mallory, of Emporia and four nieces and two nephews.
  • Out-of-town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Haywood and daughters, Elizabeth and Hazel; Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mallory, of Admire; Mr. and Mrs. Arvail Frederickson and son Larry, of Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Nate Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Belt, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cantrell, all of Council Grove; Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Zink, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morton, all of Emporia; Mrs. Bertha Essez, of El Dorado; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mallory and son of Florence; Mrs. Marcia Boosinger, of Springfield, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Mallory, of Alta Vista.
Marie Cook
MARSHINSKY John E. Marshinsky- unknown newspaper (October) 1959
  • A Lyon County farmer, he was found dead in his wrecked truck after apparently suffering a fatal heart attack..
  • Funeral services were held Oct. 27. Burial was in Memorial Lawn cemetery.
  • Born Sept 1, 1894, in Emporia, a son of the late AUGUST and BELLA SMITH MARSHINSKY.
  • He married LENA F. BOLLINGER Jan. 11, 1923, in Emporia.
  • Survived by his wife and one son, JOHN DELBERT, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. ROGER HUME, Danville, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. EDWARD H. SMITH, Portland, Ore.; two granddaughters, RHONDA and JANICE HUME, Danville, Ill.
  • Out-of-town relatives who attended the services were: ALFRED and FRANK LAFFERTY, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. FISH, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK B. FISH, Arkansas City; and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. FISH, Oscaloosa.
  • Out-of-town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. ROGER HUME, Danville, ill., Mrs. and Mrs. HARRY MILLER and Mrs. L. H. BOLLINGER, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. LESTER JACOB, and LYNN JACOB, Reading.
Marvel Delahaye
MARSHINSKY Lena Francis Marshinsky- Emporia Gazette January 11 and 12, 1982
  • A former Emporia resident.
  • Died January 9 at the Savoy Memorial Hospital in Mamou, La.
  • Graveside services were held Jan 13 at the Patio Garden in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
  • Born at Neosho Rapids, May 31, 1903, daughter of ORA E. and LOUIE ESTELLE HAMILTON BOLLINGER.
  • Married JOHN E. MARSHINSKY in Emporia on Jan. 11, 1923. MR. MARSHINSKY died Oct 22, 1959
  • Survivors include one daughter, JEAN DIXON of Mamou; two brothers WILLIAM C. BOLLINGER of Kansas City and LLOYD H. BOLLINGER of Prairie Village, and two granddaughters. RHONDA and JANICE HUME.
Marvel Delahaye
MARSHINSKY John Delbert Marshinsky- Emporia Gazette December 4, 1977
  • A lifelong Emporia resident.
  • Died December 2 at St. Mary's Hospital
  • Funeral services to be held Dec. 6 at the Patio Garden in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
  • Born July 30, 1925, in Emporia, son of JOHN E. and LENA F. BOLLINGER MARSHINSKY.
  • Survived by his mother and one sister, JEAN DIXON, Lafayette, La.; two nieces, RHONDA HUME of Philomath, Ore., and JANICE HUME, Urbana, Ill.
Marvel Delahaye
MATHEIS  Francis Matheis- (unidentified paper ) March 16, 1933.
  • Died March 15, 1933 on a farm Southeast of Beloit, Kansas
  • Killed by a falling tree limb
  • Burial at Beloit Catholic Cemetery
  • Born in Beloit, Kansas October 4, 1909, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Matheis
  • Married October 1932 to Louise H. Erpelding at Olpe, Kansas.
  • Survived by his parents, two sisters, Louise and Katherine. Another sister, Loretta died in 1923.
Gina Easley
MATHENA Elizabeth Jane Mathena- (unidentified Kansas City paper) 1913
Elizabeth, beloved wife of J. L. Mathena, died at her home southwest of town on Sunday, May 18, 1913, after a brief illness, age 82 years, 5 months, and 20 days.
Elizabeth Jane Spence was born in Virginia the 28th of November, 1930. She was married to Lewis Mathena March 3, 1854. To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded her into the spirit world. The husband, seven children, and 103 grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her. In the spring of 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Mathena emigrated to Nebraska, arriving in Omaha June 3rd.
The deceased was a woman of strong character and excellent qualities and endured the hardships of the pioneer without a murm'r. She was a most devoted wife, a kind and indulgent mother and an obliging neighbor. As a mother, wife and neighbor, she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held from the Eagle Freek (Creek?) M.E. church at 11 o'clock Monday morning, conducted by Rev. C. R. Rice. Interment was made in the Hartford cemetery.
To the grief stricken husband, children and relatives we extend our heartfelt sympany in their sad bereavement.
McELFRESH  Mary A. McElfresh - Emporia Daily Gazette Monday, July 8, 1929.
  • Died July 5, 1929
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery
  • Born in Lyon County September 24, 1878 (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archer)
  • Married April 3, 1899 to Norris B. McElfresh.
  • She had no children of her own, but reared three motherless children of her brother, John Archer. These children, all of whom survive, are Mrs. Anna Nelson, of Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. Lucille Flowers of Newton, and Ray Archer, of Morgantown, W. Va.
  • Survived by the husband, N. B. McElfresh; four brothers, Jefferson Archer, of Meridan (sic) Oklahoma; Abraham Archer, of Texas; Lewis Archer, who lives in southern Kansas; and John Archer, of Topeka. She leaves 24 nieces and nephews.
Gina Easley
McELFRESH John Pitts McElfresh - Americus Greetings Feb. 1, 1906
REV. McELFRESH IS DEAD. Rev. John Pitts McElfresh died last Friday, Jan. 26th, at the home of his son, Chas. McElfresh, in Emporia. The old gentleman was 77 years of age July 28th, last. Nearly all of his life has been devoted to the ministry. He came to Kansas over fifty years ago. For the last five years he had been making his home in this city, with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Pyle, and had gone to Emporia to spend the holidays with his son Charles, but was taken some worse and since the holidays has been unable to return. He leaves four daughters and two sons. For several years past he has been one of the old familiar faces on the street and has preached to Americus young people who are now numbered among the gray haired grandfathers of the present.
The funeral took place in Emporia and the remains laid to rest in the family burying grounds. he rounded out a good old age of usefulness, and a life-long record in the services of his master, and is now no doubt enjoying himself with the saints singing those good old songs he used to so love to sing while here on earth.
Gina Easley
MCFANN Walter Eaton McFann - Emporia Daily Gazette March 14, 1944
  • Resident of Emporia since 1886
  • Died March 13, 1944 at his home
  • Burial at Reading cemetery
  • Born May 28, 1865 at Littleton, W.Va., the son of William and Elizabeth Eaton
  • Married Abigail Schlobohm September 9, 1889, who died in 1938.
  • Survived by four sons: William D. McFann, Herington; Leo McFann, Kembro; Chester McFann, Ottowa; Howard McFann, Reading; and one sister, Mrs. Nan Phillips, Reading.
Brian McFann
Sandra K. Green
MCNEELEY F.M. McNeeley- Emporia Gazette Jan. 24, 1923
News has been received in Emporia of the death of F. M. McNEELY, Topeka, formerly of Emporia, yesterday at his home. Mr. McNEELY was employed 12 years ago in the Peters hardware store. He is survived by Mrs. McNEELY; one daughter, Mrs. MUELLER, of Topeka; and two sons, John McNEELEY(sic), Topeka, and Hollis McNEELY(sic), of California.
Anonymously contributed
MILLER Daisy Miller - Emporia Daily Gazette Nov. 2, 1959
  • Member of the First Congregational Church
  • Died October 31, 1959 in the St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • Burial at Evergreen Cemetery
  • Born Jan 15, 1889, at Emporia., the daughter of William H. and Mary Morgan NICHOLAS
  • Survived a sister, Mrs. Ira H. WOOD, 715 West Fifth Ave.; a brother, Clarence A. NICHOLAS, 711 West Fifth Ave.; two nieces, Mrs. Elwin KROKER, Wichita, and Miss Lola NICHOLAS, Emporia. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lem W. NICHOLAS.
Anonymously contributed
MOON Winnifred I. Moon - Emporia Gazette Dec. 30, 2011
  • Died Dec. 21, 2011 at Presbyterian Manor, Emporia, Kansas.
  • Burial was in Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia.
  • Born Jul. 2, 1925, in Emporia, daughter of Alexander "Sandy" THOMPSON and Stella Slater THOMPSON.
  • Married Lyle E. Moon who preceded her in death.
Marvel Delahaye
MORRISON Georgia Morrison- Emporia Gazette April 5, 1948
  • Former resident of Emporia
  • Died March 29, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Emporia
Anonymously contributed
MOW George Mow- Emporia Daily Gazette Jan. 24, 1923
Funeral services for GEORGE MOW, who died Sunday evening, were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grandview church. Rev. Mr. SUMMERS, of Saffordville, conducted the services. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were: John HUSBAND, Abel EVANS, Carl HADLEY, John BUSKINGHAM, William SHORT, and Con IDEMAN.

George W. MOW was born in Marshall county, Indiana, October 12, 1846. He was married in 1868 at Oxford, Mo. To Matilda CURRY, who died in 1912. In 1880 Mr. amd Mrs. MOW moved to Kansas, locating near Emporia.

Mr. MOW is survived by seven children, Fred L. MOW, Mrs. Rosa LYNN, Mrs. Maggie THOMPSON, and Mrs. Minnie FORD, all of Lyon County; J. W. MOW, of Houk, Ariz., George MOW, of Prescott, Ariz., and Mrs. Mamie ORDERY, of Union Mills, Wash. Three sisters, Mrs. Martha CROUSE, of Osawatomie; Mrs. Kate BARKMAN, of Parnell, Mo. And Mrs. Ellen POYSTON, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two brothers, W. H. MOW of Kansas City, Mo., and Wiley MOW, of Colorado Springs, Colo., also survive.

Anonymously contributed
MYERS Carrie McElfresh Myers (source and date unknown)
  • Died April 23, 1970 St. Mary's Hospital in Emporia.
  • Burial at Americus Cemetery
  • Born May 28th, 1899, in Emporia, daughter of Charles and Lucretia Prowse McElfresh.
  • Married March 2, 1918 in Emporia to Ralph P. Myers
  • Survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Franklin C., of Americus, and Herbert A., of Coal Valley, Ill., two daughters, Ruth L. Worrell, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Harry (Harriet) McCormick, Englewood, Col.; two brothers, George McElfresh, Satanta, and John W. McElfresh, 1210 Woodland St., Emporia; one sister, Mrs. Langdon (Mary) Swafford, Kansas City, 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Clifford A. Myers, and one brother, Floyd McElfresh.
Gina Easley
MYERS Herbert A. Myers - (source and date unknown)
  • He graduated from Kansas State University and received his masters degree in agriculture from Iowa State University. He served in the United States Air Force. He was an agricultural engineer with Deere and Company, Moline, retiring in 1985 after 28 years with the company. He did volunteer work with the Coal Valley Ambulance and Coal Valley schools. He enjoyed growing plants in his greenhouse, woodworking, gardening and building
  • Died Jan 31, 1997, in Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline (IL).
  • Burial at Coal Valley Cemetery (IL)
  • Born Nov 22, 1929, in Americus, Kansas, the son of Ralph and Carrie McElfresh Myers.
  • Married Mary Freeborn December 20, 1952, in Washington, DC.
  • Survived by his wife, Daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and William Wagner of Waukegan, Ill., and Barbara Myers, of Green Rock; sons and daughters-in-law, Vince and Cindy Myers, of Austin, Texas, and Roger and Sherri Myers, of Lisle, Ill.; five grandchildren, Hannah Myers, Andrew VanWinkle, Timothy Wagner, Megan Myers, and Rachel Myers; a sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Harry McCormick, of Englewood, Colo.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Gladys Myers, of Americus, Kan.
Gina Easley
MYERS Clifford A. Myers - (source and date unknown)
  • Was a resident of Emporia since 1955
  • Died July 9, 1967
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Born Sept. 28th, 1918 in Americus, the son of Ralph and Carrie McElfresh Myers
  • Married Virginia Dieker on Jan. 25th, 1945, in Emporia.
  • Survived by his wife, of the home; one son, Larry, of Americus; six daughters, Mrs. Webster (Linda) Collins, 218 Merchant St.; Mrs. Jim (Wanda) Libertus, 338 Funston St.; and Mary Lynn, Nancy Lee, Tamie Elizabeth and Gina Marie, all of the home; his parents, of Americus; two brothers, Frank, of Americus, and Herbert, of Coal Valley, Ill.; two sisters, Ruth Worrell, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Harriet McCormick, Inglewood, Calif., and five grandsons.
Gina Easley
MYERS Harry A. Myers - Emporia Gazette December 21, 1934
  • Resident of Wamego
  • Died December 1934 in Newman Memorial County hospital.
  • Burial at Americus cemetery
  • Born (no information given)
  • Married (no information given)
  • Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the services were Mrs. Jessie Remley, Herington; Mrs. R. W. Brown, Huntington Park, Calif., Mr and Mrs W. S. Ruggles and Mr and Mrs W. S. Ruggles Jr., Emporia; Mr and Mrs V. S. Peterson, Ames, Iowa; Lester B. Pollom, C. M. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. max Wilson, Mr. Farnsworth and Mr. Steward, Topeka; George Oberle and Lawrence Oberle, Carbondale; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bowers, Seneca; Mr. and Mrs. James Shea, Quinter; Dr. and Mrs J. W. Hancks, Harry Hancks, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Boies, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Alsop, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dauner, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cross, Mrs. Sid Swords, Miss Helen Heise, Miss Lois Phelan, Cy Spangler, Joe Cudahy and Charley Uhlrich, Wamego, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Garver, Kansas City.
Gina Easley
MYERS Ralph P. Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 4, 1988
  • He was a lifetime resident of Americus, and he was a lifetime farmer and avid gardener.
  • Died February 4, 1988 at his home in Americus
  • Burial at Americus Cemetery
  • Born at Americus on May 22, 1893, the son of Frank B. and Mary C. Archer Myers.
  • Married Carrie Louise McElfresh in Emporia on March 2, 1918. She died April 23, 1970.
  • Survived by two sons, Franklin C. Myers, Rt. 1, Americus, and Herbert A. Myers of Coal Valley, Ill., a daughter, Harriet E. McCormick of Englewood, Colo.; two sisters, Harriet Haise of Green Forest, Ark., and Blanche Peterson of Atlanta, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A son Clifford A. Myers; a daughter, Ruth L. Worrel, and a brother, Harry Myers, died earlier.
Gina Easley
MYERS Jacob Myers - Emporia News Feb. 11, 1865
(died Sept. 8, 1865)
Died--Jacob Myers formerly of this place enlisted in the 32d Iowa infantry which marched to the front in the commencement of the war and participated in all the battles along the Mississippi, and siege of Vicksburg. In his last letter, written to his brother, he stated that he shared in both Generals Banks and Sturgis' expeditions which proved so disastrous to our armies in the previous engagement under Banks at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. His regiment, 450 strong, lost two hundred and forty men in the later expedition, the loses were more from fatigue and hard marching in consequence of the capture of a large supply train. The men were forced on four marches with scarcely anything to subsist on, since then his health failed. While on his way home, at St. Louis, 8th of September by Typhoid Fever, he was called Home, where sickness and toil are known no more.
Gina Easley
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MYERS Frank B. Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 12, 1951
  • Died February 12, 1951 in Newman Memorial County hospital in Emporia.
  • Burial (no information given)
  • Born December 6, 1865, near Marietta, Ohio, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Myers
  • Married Mary Archer October 30, 1890
  • Survived by his wife, of the home, one son, Ralph Myers, Americus, two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Peterson, Ames, Iowa, and Mrs. Harriet Haise, California, two sisters, Mrs Emma Ruggles, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs Jess Remley, Harrington, two brothers Will Myers, Herrington and A.P. Myers, Washington, D. C., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Gina Easley
MYERS Mary Myers - Emporia Gazette June 9, 1960
  • Resident of Americus.
  • Died June 9, 1960 at Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Burial (no information given)
  • Born Nov. 6th, 1869, at Americus, the daughter of M. H. and Helen Grinnell Archer.
  • Married Frank B. Myers Oct. 30th, 1890, in Emporia.
  • Survived by a son, Ralph P. Myers, Americus; two daughters, Mrs. George Haise, Calexico, Calif., and Mrs Vernon Peterson, Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Harry, who died Dec. 20th, 1934, and a brother, Horace Archer.
Gina Easley
MYERS Harriet Myers - Emporia Daily Gazette May 21, 1929
  • Died May 20, 1929 in her home.
  • Burial at Americus cemetery.
  • Born May 12, 1834 near Marietta, Ohio, daughter of Mr. Thomas Prentice Beebe. Her grandparents were among the first settlers in Marietta and her father was born in the block house called Campus Martius, in 1800. Mrs. Myers was a lineal descendant of Elder William Brewster.
  • Married to William Myers, of Lowden county, Virginia, in 1853. he died in 1914.
  • Survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. J. Wright, Americus, Mrs. H. A. Remley, Herington, and Mrs. W. B. Ruggles, Emporia; and by three sons, F. B. Myers, postmaster at Americus, W. B. Myers, Robston, Texas, and A. P. Myers, Washington, D. C.; fifteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Three children died in infancy.
Gina Easley
MYERS Albert P. Myers - Emporia Daily Gazette Jan. 19, 1952
  • He was postmaster in Emporia from March 2, 1911 to March 3, 1915. He and Mrs. Myers lived in Washington many years, and one of his last jobs was in the Internal Revenue bureau.
  • Died 1952 in Washington, D. C.
  • Burial (no information given)
  • Born (no information given)
  • Married (no information given)
  • Survived by Mrs. Myers. A sister is Mrs. W. S. Ruggles, former Emporian now living in Texas. The late Mrs. J. J. Wright, of Emporia and Americus, also was a sister. A daughter preceded him in death.
Gina Easley
MYERS Albert Pearley Myers - Emporia Gazette Feb. 21, 1910
Albert Perley Myers Dead.
(died Feb. 20, 1910)
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Myers died yesterday afternoon in Washington, D. C. He had been sick over two weeks with malignant scarlet fever. many people will remember the bright, beautiful little boy who spent his last two summers in Emporia. He was two years and nine months old.
A. P. Myers will be remembered as Congressman Miller's private secretary. he and Mrs. Myers have many friends in Emporia who will mourn with them in their loss.
Gina Easley
MYERS Albert Pearley Myers - Americus Greetings April 20, 1905
A Short Sketch of His Life - Was a Prominent church Worker.
Arthur J. Myers was born April 14, 1868, near Marietta, Washington county, Ohio. he died at Americus, Kansas, April 11, 1905, lacking but three days of being thirty-seven years of age.
His childhood and youth were spent in his native state. in 1886 he came with the family to Americus, Kan., where he has since resided.
He prepared himself for teaching by completing the course in the Americus schools and attending Baker University at Baldwin, Kan. He was successful in this profession and was recognized as one of Lyon county's efficient teachers.
In February 1893 he was married to Miss Minnie Raley. They lived happily together for three years, their home being gladdened by the presence of a little daughter, Carrie. Then the family circle was broken by the removal of the mother. After this sad bereavement Arthur returned to the home of his parents with whom he lived until his death.
He was a member of the Americus Lodge No. 28, Ancient Order of United Workman.
For a number of years he has been proprietor of the Americus creamery. In order to fit himself for this work he took a course in dairying at the Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas. He was obliging to his patrons and the business prospered under his management.
He made a public profession of his faith in Christ in 1886, uniting with the Methodist Episcopal church of Americus under the ministry of the Rev. D. S. Baldwin. From the time he identified himself with the church he was an active worker. He was president of the Epworth League for a number of terms, was superintendent of the Sunday School for eight years, was a teacher in the Sunday School, and was a member of the board of trustees at the time of his death. Faithfulness characterized his work in these various departments of the church's activities. He was always found at the post of duty until laid aside by his last sickness.
His death was due to organic heart trouble. The disease had been working on him for some time, but he did not give up work until a few weeks ago. As the end drew near he realized his condition, an expressed himself as ready when the summons should come. The words of the Psalmist were verified in his experience: "yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." His faith in Christ was firm, his departure peaceful.
The funeral services were held in the M. E. church and were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. N. Funston who was assisted by Rev. Wilson. The church was tastefully draped and decorated by his Sunday School class consisting of a number of young ladies who attended the services in a body.
In his discourse Rev. Funston emphasized the importance of being ready for death and the judgement. In a clear and forcible manner her called attention to the things that are unseen and eternal. The bearing of the present life upon the life which is to come was presented in a way that was calculated to produce serious thought in regard to spiritual matters. In a very touching manner he referred to the work and character of the deceased, closing with well chosen words of comfort to the surviving friends. A long procession followed the remains to their last resting place.
The deceased leaves a daughter, a father and mother, three brothers and three sisters, and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn his early departure.
He was taken away in the prime of life. From a human point of view his life work was not finished. But the Master thought otherwise. His thoughts are not our thoughts, "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." In this as in all other dispensations of Providence, we know that he doeth all things well. In this removal there comes to us all the admonition, "Be ye also ready."
Gina Easley
MYERS Mrs Minnie Myers - Emporia Gazette May 5, 1896
Died At A Hospital In St. Louis Tuesday Morning.
A telegram was received Tuesday about ten o'clock bearing the sad intellegence of the death of Mrs. Minnie Myers wife of A. J. Myers of this place at St. Louis, at four o'clock in the morning of that day.
The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock at the M. E. Church, Rev. Bascom Robbins officiating. Mrs Myers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Raley, she was born April 21st, 1872, near Leroy, Illinois, and consequently was 24 years and 14 days old at the time of her death. She leaves one child, Carrie, a husband, father, mother, and two brothers among the near relatives to mourn her loss. Her remains arrived on the evening train yesterday and were borne to the family residence by kind friends, to await the final parting on the morrow. Some years ago she commenced to decline in health and while at times, the prospects have been good for recovery they have only been blighted again by the fell destroyer which was at work on her system.
Prominent physicians of Emporia were employed and when their skill failed them, she was taken by kind friends to St. Louis, where the skillful services of noted physicians were procured and everything that lay in their power to restore life and health was done, but alas, to no avail.
She was an amiable christian lady loved and respected by friends and associates, an exemplary character and bore her suffering with christian fortitude, and endurance. She has now passed beyond this vale of tears and suffering and gone to that bright home with the saints above. We mourn her loss, not as one without hope, and to the bereaved relatives they sympathies of a community are extended.
Gina Easley
MYERS Arthur J. Myers - Americus Greetings July 16, 1908
Death of an Infant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Myers Succumbs to Spinal Meningitis
Arthur J., the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Myers was taken sick a week ago last Sunday and died Saturday, July 11, at 3 o'clock, after an illness of only six days. The cause of his death was pronounced as spinal meningitis. The funeral was held at the residence Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Funston, of the M. E. church officiating. The attendance was very large, and the remains were interred in the Americus cemetery. The best medical aid was furnished, but the angel of death had marked the little one for its own, and human assistance was of no avail. The sorrowing parents certainly have the sympathy of the community in this dark hour of their trial.
Gina Easley
MYERS William Myers - Emporia Gazette Dec. 28, 1914
William Myers Dead.
William Myers died at his home in Americus yesterday morning. He was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, December 3, 1825. In 1840 he moved with his father's family to Morgan County, Ohio, crossing the Alleghenies in a covered wagon. December 6, 1853 he was married to Miss Harriet Beebe, of Watertown, Ohio, and on December 6 of this year, they observed their sixty-first wedding anniversary. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Myers.
Three died in infancy and eight reached mature manhood and womanhood. Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, six children, sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. J. J. Wright, Mrs. W. S. Ruggles, and A. P. Myers, of Emporia; Frank Myers of Americus; Mrs. Henry Remley, of Herington, and William B. Myers of Corpus Christi, Texas, all of whom were with him in his last illness.
In 1853 Mr.. Myers located on a tract of timber land in the Muskingum Valley, near Marietta, Ohio, where he followed the cooper trade for nearly a quarter of a century. In the spring of 1885 he moved with his family to Americus, where he engaged in gardening and fruit growing until his death. He was a wide reader, and it was his habit for many years to spend his evenings reading aloud to his family. He was a close student of National affairs and was greatly disturbed during his last days lest the United States should again become involved in war. He came of sturdy pioneer stock, stanch in their patriotism and love of liberty. His ancestors fought in the War of the Revolution and in the War of 1812. He served during the Civil War in Company I, One Forty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from which organization he was honorably discharged September 14, 1864. He was a member of Americus Post No. 219, Grand Army of the Republic.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. E. H. Knepp, pastor of the Americus Methodist Church, were held at the home this afternoon at 1 o'clock, and interment was made in the Americus Cemetery.
Gina Easley
MYERS James Wesley Myers - Emporia Gazette July 1894
Death of J. W. Myers
The funeral of J. W. Myers was held at the M. E. church, Sunday, July 22, 1894, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. Isaac Hill.
He passed away on Saturday after a protracted illness, at the age of thirty-two years and ten months.
Mr. Myers brought his family to Americus, about a year since, from Hutchinson, intending to make this their home. His upright principles and cheerful manners always won him friends, and all deeply lament his loss. The heartfelt sympathies of all are with the bereaved family. His wife and three small children, parents and brothers and sisters are left to mourn his loss.
Gina Easley
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NELSON Ward Beecher Nelson - Olpe Optimist Jul 25, 1924
  • A pioneer of Lyon County
  • Owned a farm a mile east of Olpe
  • Died July 25, 1924
  • Buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery a mile west of Olpe.
Doni Wright
NELSON Drucilla Estella (MIX)- Emporia Gazette Dec. 13, 1935
  • A pioneer of Lyon County
  • Widow of Ward B. Nelson
  • Died Dec. 12, 1935
  • Survived by a daughter, Mrs. William [Annah Laurie] Dunn, Madison, and two sons, Ross L. Nelson, Spearville, and Harry [Charles] Nelson, Canton.
Doni Wright
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PALMER Robert Michael Palmer (source not known)
  • Died at birth Feb 4, 1970
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Son of William L. and Mary L. Myers Palmer.
  • Survived by his father, who is serving with the Army and currently stationed in Korea; his mother, of the home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elmer Palmer, 301 East Third Ave., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clifford Myers, 102 South Exchange St.
Gina Easley
PALMER Michele Lynn Palmer (source not known)
  • Died at birth Aug. 9th in the Irwin Army Hospital at Fort Riley (KS)
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Palmer of Junction City
Gina Easley
PENNING Louise Penning- Emporia Gazette June 11, 1940
  • Lived near Olpe, Kansas
  • Died June 7, 1940
  • Burial at St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Married to Bernard Penning
  • Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Isidor Sittenauer and family, Mrs. Catherine Schuele and son, John, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Penning and son, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Penning, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wagner and son Carl, Mrs. Felix Ernzen, all of Atchison, Peter Erpelding and family and Mrs. and Mrs. Bill Rollings and son Earl Gene, of El Dorado, Mike Erpelding and son Francis, of Shannon, Peter Erpelding of Nortonville, Mike Penning of Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Funk and son, of Winchester, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wagner, Bernard Sittenauer, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ernzen, Mrs. Edmond Theis, Mrs. Elmer Kramer, Mrs. Mary Kramer, Mrs. Herman Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kramer, of Easton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Diebolt, of Hamilton and John Matheis and daughter, Louise, of Beloit.
Gina Easley
PENNING Bernard Thomas Penning- Atchison Globe (no date given)
  • Lived near Olpe, Kansas, former resident of Atchison.
  • Died September 24, 1989 at St. Mary's Health Center in Emporia
  • Burial at St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Born July 14, 1902 in Atchison, the son of Jacob and Alice Heagerty Penning
  • retired employee of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
  • Married Louise Erpelding on August 12, 1936 at Olpe. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1940. He married Anna Brown on November 21, 1942, at Olpe.
  • Predeeded in death by his first wife, an infant son, a twin brother, Leo Penning, two other brothers, Thomas Penning and Michael Penning and a sister Sister Alicia Penning, O.S.B.
  • Survived by his wife, a son, Richard Penning, Houston Texas; two daughters, Marilyn Marler, Wichita, Kansas and Pat Kehres, Olpe; a sister, Agnes Funk, Nortonville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Gina Easley
PHILLIPS Florence Pedersen Phillips - Emporia Gazette June 3, 1970
  • Resident of Emporia since 1921.
  • Died June 2, 1970, in Newman Memorial County Hospital.
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Born March 18, 1885, near Alta Vista, Kansas, daughter of Anders and Stine Snyder Pedersen.
  • Married Munson G. Phillips, April 4th, 1909, in Council Grove, Kansas.
  • Survived by her husband; three sons Glenn H., of Boulder Colorado; Paul H., of Paola, Kansas, and Ralph M. of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs L. H. (Alita) Bollinger, Prairie Village, Kansas; and Mrs W. R. (Roselie) Frost, Sommerville, New Jersey and eight grandchildren.
Bill Phillips
PHILLIPS Munson G. Phillips - Emporia Gazette Oct. 6, 1970
  • A retired employee of the Kansas Power and Light Company, he had been a a resident of Emporia since 1921. He and his family lived in Council Grove before they moved to Emporia.
  • Died October 5, 1970, in the Flint Hills Manor Nursing Home.
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Born Dec. 2nd 1887, in the Dunlap Community, the son of Gordon and Harriet McMillan Phillips.
  • Married Florence Pedersen, April 4th, 1909, in Council Grove, Kansas.
  • Survived by three sons, Glenn H., of Boulder Colorado; Paul H., of Paola, and Ralph M. of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs L. H. (Alita) Bollinger, Prairie Village, Kansas; and Mrs W. R. (Roselie) Frost, Sommerville, New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Grundy and Mrs Fred (Essa) Buchman, both of Council Grove, Kansas, and eight grandchildren. His wife preceeded him in death.
Bill Phillips
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RICE Mary E. Rice- Emporia Weekly Republican July 26, 1888
Mrs. Mary E. Rice, wife of Michael Rice of West sixth avenue died Saturday evening at 8:30. The funeral was held yesterday at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. Irwin assisted by Reverend Byrns. She was thirty-five years of age and leaves a husband and three children. She has been a consistent member of the Christian church for many years. The remains were laid in Maplewood.

Additional information supplied by submitter:
Mary Ellen Perkins, born 25 Nov 1856 in Indiana, to parents, John S. Perkins and Mary Ellen Perkins nee Kyle. Mary Ellen Perkins married Michael Boswald Rice 24 May 1872 in Indiana. Mary and Mike Rice had five children, Maggie, Bert, Ed, Willie, and Otto. Maggie, Bert and Ed are the surviving children mentioned in the obituary.

Marie Kamerer
ROAKEY John Roakey- Emporia Daily Gazette November 16, 1953
  • Lived in the Olivet vicnity for 60 years
  • Former Osage County commissioner and township trustee
  • Died November 16, 1953 in the Newman Memorial County hospital
  • Burial in Alpine cemetery
  • Born June 15, 1856 in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Married Anna PYLE who died in 1905
  • Married Anna LARRVELD in Lyndon on October 10, 1906
  • Survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Fred FILLMORE, of Osage City, and Mrs. W. E. WILLIAMS, of Osage City; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Anonymously contributed
ROBINSON S.P. Robinson- Emporia Gazette January 5, 1901
Died of Pneumonia
Mrs. S. P. Robinson died of pneumonia at the Leland hotel last night. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon. Mrs. Robinson's home is in Minnesota, where she has two children, a son and a daughter. They have been notified of her death and her daughter will attend the funeral. F.P. Robinson and L. Robinson of Emporia are her sons. She was at the home of L. Robinson, who recently bought the Leland hotel when she became sick about three weeks ago. She was 83 years old.

Emporia Gazette January 7, 1901
The funeral of Mrs. S.P. Robinson who died Saturday was held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Leland Hotel. The interment was made at Maplewood Cemetary.

Debra Mootz
ROBINSON Sylvester Robinson- Emporia Gazette January 13, 1919
Sylvester Robinson Dead
Sylvester Robinson died in St. Mary's Hospital Saturday noon at 12:30, of heart trouble. He was a carpenter and for the past few years had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Buck. He was working in Reading at the time he was taken sick and was taken to the hospital six weeks ago.
Mr. Robinson was born in Lowell, Mass., September 7, 1848. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Maude Nunamaker, of Plainview, Minn. The funeral was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Dumm Chapel. Interment was made in Maplewood Cemetery.
Debra Mootz
ROSENQUIST George S. Rosenquist - (Stephenville, TX) Aug, 2000
  • Former resident Neosho Rapids resident
  • Former farmer
  • Died Aug. 2, 2000 at Harris Methodist Hospital (Stephenville, TX)
  • Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery at Neosho Rapids
  • Born Nov. 21, 1907, in Neosho Rapids
  • Married MINNIE ROSENQUIST (who died in 1944)
  • Married BEATRICE JOHNSON (who died in 1984)
  • Survived by a daughter, Lillie Anna Rhoads of Emporia; and two grandsons. A son, George Rosenquist, died in 1932.
Marvel Delahaye
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SCHLUP Victor E. Schlup - Emporia Gazette Sep. 21, 2000
  • Former resident of Strong City and Lawrence
  • Died September 19, 2000 at his home in Baldwin City
  • Former ironworker
  • Born October 28, 1930, in Strong City, son of WALTER ALBERT and LENA ESTHER MORSE SCHLUP
  • Married BARBARA BOLLINGER (who died in 1955)
  • Married LOUISE SMITH on April 30, 1960, at Gary, IN
  • Survived by his wife, two daughters, SHARON CONDON of Olathe and SUE HENDRIX of Laramie, Wyo.; two sons, JEFF BOLLINGER of Torrence, Calif., and GENE BOLLINGER of Morena Valley, Calif.; three brothers, RICHARD “Dick” SCHLUP of Emporia, JOHN SCHLUP of Lawrence and TED SCHLUP of Edwards, Mo.; a sister, AUDREY FELLMAN of Topeka; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Dale Schlup and Floyd Schlup, and a grandson died earlier
Marvel Delahaye
SHULLEY William D. Shulley - Emporia Gazette December 9, 1953
  • Retired painter
  • Died December 8, 1953 at his home
  • Buried at Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born October 27, 1887, in Emporia, the son of the late John A. and Alice Jane Shulley
  • Out-of-town persons atttending were Lawrence, William D. Jr, and Robert K. Shulley, of Reno, Nev.; Mrs. Margaret Jackson, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Toburen, Cottonwood Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Conway, Bonner Springs.
Eloise Nicholos
SHULLEY William D. Shulley Jr.- Emporia Gazette May 9, 1978
  • Was a chef in Reno, Nevada
  • Veteran of World War II
  • Emporia resident until 1940
  • Buried in Reno, Nevada
  • Born 1907, in Emporia
  • Survived by his sister Mrs Robert Hollingshead of Emporia, and two brothers, Larry Shulley of Sunnyvale, Calif. and Robert K. Shulley of Reno, Nev. His wife, Ann, died in 1977
Eloise Nicholos
SHULLEY Rosamond Shulley - Emporia Gazette March 2, 1973
  • Died March 2, 1973 at Newman County Memorial Hospital
  • Buried at Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born August 7, 1887, in Emporia
  • Married on Sept. 20th, 1910, in Emporia to William D. Shulley
  • Preceeded in death by her husband, who died Dec. 8, 1953, and by two brothers, Jess and Charles Bethurem, and one sister, Anna Bright
  • Survived by four sons, George A, Emporia; William D and Robert K, of Reno, Nevada, and Lawrence E, of Mountain View, California; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Hollingshead, Rt. 2, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. ut-of-town persons atttending were Lawrence, William D. Jr, and Robert K. Shulley, of Reno, Nev.; Mrs. Margaret Jackson, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Toburen, Cottonwood Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Conway, Bonner Springs.
Eloise Nicholos
SMITH Dorothy E. Smith - unknown newspaper, Emporia, KS- (no date)
  • long time resident of Emporia
  • member of Telephone Pioneers of America
  • Died (no date given) Newman Memorial County Hospital
  • Burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born March 31, 1907, in Hartford, daughter of LAFY J. and MABEL M. (HORN) SMITH
  • Married ERNEST R. SMITH on April 2, 1927, in Emporia
  • Preceeded in death by her husband who died on February 2, 1971
  • Survived by one son, DONALD PAT SMITH, Emporia; one brother LLOYD J. SMITH, Long Beach, California and one sister, ELMA S. WILCOX, Minonk, Illinois
Bill Phillips
SMITH Arthur J. Smith - Emporia Gazette March 7,1957
  • The Smith family moved to Colorado in 1919, where they lived for 18 years. The moved to New Mexico, where they spent 6 years, and later to Russellville, Ark., where they lived for 8 years. The moved to their present home about six months ago.
  • Died March 1,1957, at his home near Independence, Kansas
  • Burial (information not provided)
  • Born in the Ozark community, Feb. 1, 1885, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith
  • Married Stella Spencer, of Admire, October 27, 1907, in Allen.
  • Survived by his wife, of the home, and five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Bland, of Horton; Mrs. Ada Ashbascher, of Carlsbad, N.M., Mrs. Verna Place, of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Edith Sterling of Ceres, Calif.; Mrs. Marie Ekstrom, of Chicago, Illinois, and one son, Eugene Smith, of Russellville, Ark.; one brother, Herbert A. Smith, of Allen; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Shellenberger, of Bushong, and Mrs. Riley Mallory, of Admire; 14 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
Marie Cook
SMITH Robert F. Smith- Emporia Daily Gazette August 1, 1988
  • Emporia resident for over 10 years
  • Died Sept 28, 1988 at his home in Emporia
  • Born April 7, 1958 in Salina, Kansas, son of Gilman Robert and Helen Elaine Fleming SMITH
  • Survived by his parents of Abilene, three sisters Cynthia Ann WARREN, Hawaii(?); Constance Lynn (missing) Ind., and C(missing) CHISAM of Assaria; (a portion of this obit was missing)
Anonymously contributed
SOMBER Arthur N. Somber- Emporia Daily Gazette March 5, 1973
  • Died August 2, 1978 in Mound Valley, Kansas
  • Brother of Floyd J. SHOMBER and Ray SHOMBER of Emporia
Anonymously contributed
STEVES Clyde P. Steves- Topeka State Journal August 4, 1978
  • born Jan.19, 1913, at Admire in Lyon County, Kan
  • Lived in Topeka, Kansas, Tacoma Washington and Death Valley, California where he resided since 1965.
  • Died March 3, 1973 in Puyallup, Washington.
  • Married Christina Helm on Dec. 15, 1937, in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Employed by the Santa Fe Railroad followed by the Milwaukee Railroad.
  • Survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Diane Torgeson, Tacoma, Washington; a son, a son, Clyde Philip Steves, Jr., Puyallup, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Imel, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Mrs. Laura Taylor, Topeka; two brothers, Ray R. Steves, San Bernardino, Calif., and Harold W. Steves, Topeka, and eight grandchildren.
  • Burial will be in New Tacoma Cemetery at Tacoma, Washington.
Anonymously contributed
SWINK John Swink- Emporia Weekly Republican News Paper March 24, 1904
John Swink of Neosho Rapids, Kansas was mustered into this life, October 13th, 1825. Mustered into the matrimonial life, March 19, 1852, mustered into the Church Militant in 1861, Mustered into Co. “G” Pa. Vol. Infantry, in August 1862.
Mustered out of the U.S. Service June 22nd, 1865. Mustered out of life’s service and into the church triumphant on the fifty-second anniversary of the marriage, of John Swink and Emma A. Baldwin.
Truly a good man has fallen faithful and true in all the relations of life, his treasurer were laid up “where moth and rust will not corrupt”.
He leaves a widow sixty-nine years old, besides children; two son’s and three daughters.
Only two of the children were present, Mrs. N.A. Castle of Bushong and N.B. Swink of Rush county this state, one son J.W. lives in Colorado, one daughter Eva M. Straight lives in N.Y., and Mary E Barton in Pa.
This family count five generations.
The Great Grandmother ninety six years old sat in her easy chair near the casket of her son-in-law the old soldier seventy-nine years old who had tenderly cared for his mother-in-law for the past nineteen years to the personal knowledge of the writer and how much longer I can not say.

The last words spoken by the veteran was “I am trusting in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God who divided the Red Sea” and closing his own eyes he fell asleep.
C.R. Stone

Teressa Lenkey
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TURNER Kitty Luella (Horn) Turner- Emporia Gazette April 6, 1971
  • resident of Emporia since 1915
  • Died April 5, 1971, at Newman Memorial County Hospital.
  • burial Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Born March 17, 1893 in Hays City, Kansas, daughter of AARON and EMMA DOROTHEA (KRITER) HORN.
  • Married WALTER E. TURNER on March 24, 1915 in Emporia.
  • Survived by five sons, ROBERT, TED, JACK, WILLIAM (all of Emporia) and LAWRENCE of Wichita; three daughters, PEGGY BURKE, MARJORIE WILKERSON (both of Emporia), and MARTHA ALICE SANDERS of Wichita; two brothers, RAY HORN of Emporia and ARTHUR HORN of San Jose, California.; one sister, RUBY KELLY of Cape Fair, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
  • Preceeded in death by her husband (March 8, 1954), three brothers, EDGAR, WILLIAM and LESLIE Horn; four sisters, NELL STURMAN, MABEL SMITH, BESSIE HENDRICKSON, and PEARL ROBERTS
Bill Phillips
WEBB Ruby Libertus Webb - Emporia Gazette May 18, 1981
  • Was a resident of Emporia for more than 20 years, she worked for 15 years in Emporia nursing homes as a nurse's aide and laundress. She had moved to Emporia from Iola in 1959.
  • Died May 17, 1981, at St. Mary's Hospital.
  • Cremation
  • Born April 22, 1920 in St. Paul daughter of Emery and Lottie May Holding Womeldorff .
  • Married Lester C. Libertus on Aug 28, 1936 in Erie and later married Robert Howell in Miami, Oklahoma. She was married to Elmer Webb on Aug. 14, 1968.
  • Survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Libertus, Rt. 1, Americus, and Danny L. Libertus, 1601 West South Ave., three daughters, Irene Deason of Hesston, Connie Van Rosson of Newton, and Bonnie Burch of Lakeland, Fla., two sisters, Alberta Epers of Omaha, Neb. and Wanetta Holding of Council Bluffs, Iowa. 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, David Libertus, two daughters, Alice Marie Libertus, and Patsy Iams, two brothers, Earl and Billy Holding Womeldorff and one granddaughter.
  • (The paper has parents as being Emery and Lottie May Womeldorff Holding and the brothers as Earl and Billy Holding.)
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WIELAND Adeline Erpelding Wieland - (no source provided)
  • She had been a retail sales clerk in several local stores, including Grave's Drug Store, David's, and Dad and Lad's Clothing Store. She had been a resident of Emporia since 1944, moving here from California.
  • Died Nov 1986 at St. Mary's Health Center.
  • Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
  • Born Oct. 11, 1916, at Olpe, the daughter of John Thomas and Anna Teresa Wagner Erpelding.
  • Married Dec. 25, 1942 to William E. Wieland at Fort Crowder, Mo.
  • Survived by four sons, Gary F. Wieland of Cameron, Mo., Daniel (Mike) Wieland of Marshallton, Iowa, John T. (Jay) Wieland of Emporia and Patrick D. Wieland of Baldwin; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Anthony B. Erpelding of Emporia, and two sisters, Elizabeth C. Dieker of Emporia and Sister Marie De Chantel of Atchison.
  • She was preceeded in death by her husband, her brothers, Peter J. Erpelding, Sylvester J. Erpelding and Nicholas J. Erpelding, and sisters, Barbara Wagner, Marie Sittenauer, Louise Penning, Catherine Erpelding and Leona Erpelding.
Gina Easley
WILSON Vina Wilson - Emporia Gazette March 9,1951
  • She and her husband had a farm in the Bushong community.
  • Died (March 1951) at the home of her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson, at Miami, Okla.
  • Burial at the Bushong cemetery.
  • Born January 9, 1873, near Topeka
  • Married John Wilson, of north of Bushong.
  • Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ella Reid, of Miller; Mrs. Eva Rippetoe, Topeka; Mrs. Ora Mallory of Alta Vista; and a son, Roy Wilson, of Miami, Okla. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren, and a few relatives near Topeka. Her husband and two children preceeded her in death; Harry Wilson of Admire, and Mrs. Mary Geisler of Alma.
Marie Cook
WORRELL Ruth Louise Worrell - (source not provided)
  • A former Americus resident, she moved to California 45 years ago and resided in Redondo Beach. She was assistant manager of Wardrobe Cleaners in Redondo Beach.
  • Died Oct 19, 1985 at Torrence, Calif.
  • Burial at Americus Cemetery.
  • Born Feb 8, 1920, in Americus, the daughter of Ralph P. and Carrie L. McElfresh Myers
  • (Marriage information not provided)
  • Survived by a daughter, Jacqueline C. Edmiston of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a son, Leland Worrell, address unknown; several grandchildren; her father of rural Americus; two brothers, Frank C. Myers of rural Americus and Herbert A. Myers of Coal Valley, Ill., and a sister, Harriet E. McCORMICK of Englewood, Calif.
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WRIGHT J.J. Wright - Americus Greetings May 19, 1904
(died 1904)
Dr. J. J. Wright, of Emporia, died Friday morning and was buried Sunday afternoon. He had been practicing medicine in Emporia since 1870, during which time he held many positions of honor and trust. He had many friends in Americus and surrounding country who admired his noble character. On December 6, 1891 he married Miss Mary Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myers of this place.
Gina Easley
WRIGHT Catherine Myers Wright - Emporia Gazette Mar. 20, 1944
  • She took the complete college course offered by the Chautauqua association and taught school eight years in Ohio. In 1880 she came to Kansas, alone, and lived two years in Emporia. She returned to Ohio, and by the end of another two years she had persuaded her parents that the place for them, with their five young sons, was in Kansas. The family came to Kansas the spring of 1885, setting in Americus.
  • Died March 1944, at Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia
  • Burial at Americus Cemetery.
  • Born September 27, 1854, near Marietta, Ohio, daughter of William B. and Harriet Beebe Myers.
  • Married in 1891 to Dr. J. J. Wright, of Emporia.
  • Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Remley, of Herrington, and Mrs. W. S. Ruggles, Sr., Ft. Worth, Texas; three brothers, Franklin Myers, Americus, a former postmaster of that town; W. B. Myers, Robstown, Texas, and A. P. Myers, Washington, D. C., a former postmaster of Emporia. There are many nieces and nephews. Her husband died in 1904.
Gina Easley
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YOUNG Elizabeth "Lizzie" Heacock Young - Emporia Gazette August 6,1934
  • She moved with her parents fo Lyon County in 1878. She was a member of the First Methodist church at Clifton Heights, Pa., and of the Boston Grange, the Kansas Grange and the Lyon County Pomona Grange. She also was a member of Security Benefit association No. 212.
  • Died August 5 1934, at her home, 12 miles SW of Emporia.
  • Burial at Maplewood Cemetery.
  • Born February 1, 1866 at Clifton Heights, PA, the daughter of James H. and Louisa HEACOCK.
  • Married at Emporia, June 7, 1884 to John W. YOUNG.
  • Survived by by one son, Earl Young, Osage City; two daughters Mrs. Evan [Luretta] JAMES and Miss Ethel YOUNG, Emporia; a brother, Edgar HEACOCK, Coburg, Ore., and a sister Mrs. E. K. [Ella] BUGBEE, Emporia. One grandchild and two great-grandchildren also survive. Her husband died June 6, 1928.
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