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Fulton Independent
January 1888 through December 1888

Bourbon County’s Fulton Independent was a weekly newspaper. The first issue, dated August 8, 1884, was published on a Friday; beginning August 30, 1884, issues were published on Saturdays. A. W. Felter was Editor/Publisher. These extracts have been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Bisson (

Fulton Independent

Jan 7, 1888, pg 3, col 2

Died: At the residence of Mr. Lockwood, in Osage township, about 4 miles southeast of Fulton, Monday [Jan] 2d, Mrs. Helen Post, aged 75 years. The funeral took place from the West Liberty church, at 2 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, Rev. S. Keyes officiating.

Died: At the family residence in this city at 6 o’clock on Friday morning, [Jan] 8th, of pneumonia, George R. Ernst, aged 36 years. [Extensive obituary follows, Jan 14, 1888]

Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moore, the bride’s parents, near Glendale, Tuesday, December 27, 1887, Mr. W. H. Williams and Miss Nelia Moore, both of Glendale. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. W. Talbott. It is with feelings of pleasure that the Independent chronicles the above event. Mr. Williams is one of the most promising and exemplary young men in that section of country and numbers his friends by the score, while his handsome and accomplished bride is a favorite with all. She possesses in a marked degree those rare qualities that always designate the true lady and amiable friend, and will honor the home over which she presides.

Jan 14, 1888, pg 3

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Died: News reached us this week of the death on Sunday last of Mr. Ed Manlove, of Prescott, at his father’s residence in Illinois.

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Died: At the family residence, two miles east of Hammond, Kas., on Saturday, [Jan] 7th, Mrs. P. Anthony, aged about 30 years. The funeral took place on Sunday, Rev. Campbell officiating. The remains were interred in the Maple Grove cemetery. Deceased leaves three small children and a husband, as well as a large circle of intimate friends to mourn her early death.

Died: At the residence of J. Kindle, this city, at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning [Jan 10], the child of Mrs. Mary Porterfield, of Ray county, Mo. Funeral took place at 8 o’clock Wednesday.

Died: George R. Ernst was born in the state of Indiana, on the 19th day of March, 1851. When eight years of age he removed to Albany, Gentry county, Mo., where he remained until the year 1872, when he removed to Tuscola, Douglas county, Ills. At this place, on the 27th day of August, 1874, he was married to Miss Ella Dowler, who survives him. In 1882 he removed his family to Kansas and located in Bourbon county. His residence in Fulton dates back to the 1st day of December, 1887. His last illness began on the 26th day of December 1887, and resulted in death at 6 o’clock a.m., on Friday last. The funeral took place from the M. E. church on Saturday last, at 11 o’clock a.m., under the auspices of Samaritan Lodge, No. 35, I.O.O.F., of which he was an honored member. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. S. Keyes. The remains were interred at the Wright cemetery one mile north of this city. Deceased leaves a wife and three small children and a large number of sorrowing friends to mourn his departure. He was a consistent member of the M. E. church for many years, and honored by all who knew him for his upright conduct and amiable qualities. By his death the community has lost a good man and a useful citizen, and his bereaved family a kind and affectionate husband and father. Public sympathy goes out spontaneously to those near and dear friends and relatives who alone can know the real worth of the man who was so suddenly cut down in the full strength and prime of life.

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Born: On Tuesday morning, [Jan] 10th, to Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Tiffany, a son. The mother has been seriously ill all week, but seems to be improving now. [See below]

Jan 21, 1888, pg 3

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Died: [Further to the death of Ed. H. Manlove, above for Jan 14th] - Last week’s Prescott Eagle contained the following tribute of respect to the memory of one of Prescott’s foremost business men recently deceased: By the death of Ed H. Manlove, Prescott loses one of its best citizens. Though young - being only 32 years old - he was second to no one in the county, as a business man. He was scrupulously honest, strictly adhered to the theory, "that right will always triumph," and shaped all his business dealings according to this principle; abhorred deception in any form, and though his manner of frankness would sometimes appear a little too blunt, yet in the end would create respect. He possessed a public spirit, was generous and charitable to the worthy. He duly appreciated the enjoyments of life, and earnestly longed to live. But an Allwise Providence saw fit to remove him from earth. He leaves his family well provided for in worldly goods, and still better an inheritance of a stainless name.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. A. Tippie, living southwest of this city, on Wednesday morning last, a son. (Mapleton news)

Died: At the family residence, in this city, on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6 o’clock a.m., Alcmena, wife of L. H. Tiffany, aged 36 years. The funeral took place from the family residence at 10 o’clock a.m., Sunday last, Rev. S. Keyes officiating, and the remains were interred at Jolly cemetery, 7 miles southeast of this place. But a few months since we welcomed this family to a home in our midst, little dreaming that the angel of death was then silently hovering over that happy home, preparing to make it soon so sad, so terribly desolate. Mrs. Tiffany came here a stranger but made friends of all with whom she became acquainted, and her demise is deeply deplored by all the community. In the sacred relations of wife and mother she ever found her duty and her greatest joy. We may not attempt to portray the unutterable sadness and sorrow that fill the hearts of those dear ones who mourn because a loving wife and a devoted mother has been taken from them, for their feelings are too deep, too sacred to be described by the most fluent tongue or facile pen; but we can give to them our earnest sympathy, which may to some extent assuage their grief and lift the heavy burden from their aching hearts. At the age of sixteen years, our "Allie" claimed a Christian’s hope, but never publicly professed her faith in Christ; yet her life gave evidence of its continued power. She leaves five children to mourn her loss the sixth—a wee babe of only a few days—died the day its mother did, and was laid to rest in the same grave.

Jan 28, 1888, pg 3, col 4

Died: At 3:30 o’clock on Sunday, [Jan] 22d, at his home in this city, Maurice Hennessy, aged 42 years. The funeral took place from the Catholic church at 10 o’clock on Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Wattron, of Ft. Scott, officiating. The remains were interred at the Catholic cemetery, one mile west of town. Deceased was born in county Cork, Ireland, in the year 1846; came to American with his parents in 1853, and located in Howard county, Md. Here he remained until the late war began, when he entered the service of the government and continued therein until the close of the war; then he became a resident of Bourbon county, Kansas. He was married to Miss Katie Kennedy in 1872. Ten children—five girls and five boys have been born unto them, and six of the children—four boys and two girls—survive them. A large number of friends and relations assembled at the church to witness the last sad and solemn rites by the gray-haired and devout Father, and a large concourse of mourners followed the remains to the place of sepulture. By the death of Maurice Hennessy the community loses a good man and an upright, useful citizen, and his sorrowing family are bereft of a devoted and affectionate husband, a kind and indulgent father and a wise counselor. His health had been broken for several years past, and he had tried various systems of medical treatment with very little benefit. His last illness, however, was of short duration, he having contracted a severe cold, which within the short space of about ten days proved fatal. [See also Fulton Business Profile of Mr. Hennessy.]

Feb 4, 1888, pg 3

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Died: The 9 year old son of N. S. Greever at Redfield, was killed Sunday night by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a neighbor boy, who was inside while the victim was outside of the house. (Fort Scott Union)

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Park Hill, a daughter, on Wednesday last. Mother and child are doing well and Mr. Hill wears a smile. (Barnesville news)

Feb 11, 1888, pg 3

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Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents in this city, on Wednesday evening last, at 7 o’clock, by Judge Thomas Jones, Mr. C. G. Deming, of Prescott, and Miss Ida A. Perry, of Fulton. The Independent wishes the happy couple success in life and their full share of domestic bliss.

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Died: At the family residence four miles southwest of Fulton, on Monday evening, [Feb] 6th, at 9 o’clock, Elizabeth, wife of M. J. Karr, aged 51 years, 2 months and 11 days. The funeral took place from the residence, on Wednesday, [Feb] 8th, at 11 o’clock a.m., Rev. J. M. Iliff officiating, and the remains were interred at Zion cemetery. Elizabeth Ihle was born in Meigs county, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1836. She was married to M. J. Karr Nov. 10th, 1871. They came to Kansas in March 1873 and located on the farm where the family now resides. Mrs. Karr’s last illness dates from about the 14th of January last. She leaves two sons and a husband, as well as a large number of intimate friends to mourn her loss. She united with the M. E. church at the early age of 14 years, and was, so far as we can learn, a devoted Christian, a kind mother and an affectionate wife. She was at the time of her death a member of the Avondale M. E. church.

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Married: Mr. George Wright and Miss Mary McEnier were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last Tuesday, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Judge A. C. Tippie officiating.

Feb 18, 1888, pg 3

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kastle, living south of the city, a son. (Mapleton news)

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. A. Frankenfield, on Friday, [Feb] 3d, a daughter. (Mapleton news)

Feb 25, 1888, pg 3, col 2

Died: At the family residence in Hammond, Kas., at 10 o’clock on Saturday of last week, Mrs. Elmira McIntosh, wife of W. A. McIntosh, the Hammond merchant. The funeral took place on Sunday. Deceased was well known to many of the readers of the Independent, and was highly esteemed and respected. The bereaved husband and family have the tender sympathy of the entire community.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents near Mapleton, Wednesday, Feb. 15th, by ‘Squire Nuzum, Mr. Clement E. Morgan and Miss Platina E. Phipps.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s father, C. G. Deming, 4 _ miles west of Prescott, at 8 o’clock on Wednesday evening, [Feb] 22, by Wm. Rutledge, J.P., Mr. William Perry, of Fulton, and Miss Mary Deming, of Linn county. All happiness to the young couple.

Mar 3, 1888, pg 3

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Married: On [Feb] 18th, at Eureka, Kas., Mr. R. C. Stone, of Piedmont, Kas., and Mrs. L. E. Irwin, of Springfield, Mo. Mr. Stone is among the old subscribers of the Independent, and has many friends and relatives in this community, and all will join us in wishing the couple much happiness.

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Died: At the family residence 8 miles east of this city, in Mo., at 4 o’clock p.m., last Saturday, [Feb] 25th, of puerperal fever, Mrs. Joseph Cash, aged 18 years. The funeral took place from the residence on Monday, [Feb] 27th, and the body was interred at West Liberty cemetery. Mrs. C. had been a wife but two short years and a mother only one month. She leaves a faithful loving husband to mourn her untimely death, and a tender infant to be cared for by her friends.

Mar 24, 1888, pg 3

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Married: At the residence of S. N. Manges, three miles west of Prescott, Linn county, Mr. Uriah Smith of Illinois, to Miss Lidie Irvin, of Prescott, Kas., William Rutledge, J.P., officiating.

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Died: John Colthar died very suddenly last Wednesday morning of heart disease. He was in his 72d year, and was esteemed by all who knew him.

Mar 31, pg 2

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Born: Elmer Witt is the proud father of a bouncing boy. (Hammond news)

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Married: At the residence of E. J. Clayton, on [Mar] 22d, by Rev. J. M. Iliff, Mr. L. D. Farmer and Miss Alice Clayton. A number of friends witnessed the ceremony and partook of a sumptuous dinner.

Married: At 12 o’clock M., Sunday, [Mar] 25th, by ‘Squire William Hinton, at his residence in Osage township, Mr. William Taylor, of Hammond, Kas., and Miss Emma McConnel, of Hoover, Mo.

Apr 7, 1888, pg 3

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Died: At the home of his parents at Mapleton, at 4 o’clock on Tuesday morning, April 3d, of pneumonia, Charles W. Tanner, aged 19 years. Deceased was the son of A. H. Tanner, one of the old settlers and respected citizens of Timberhill township. He returned on the 20th of last January from a two years’ course at one of the Kalamazoo, Michigan, colleges, with the intention of assisting his father in conducting his far. He was reputed to be a young man of extraordinary promise and fine education, and was respected by all who knew him for his upright conduct and personal integrity. The stricken parents will have the sympathy of all their friends and neighbors in their great bereavement.

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Born: On Sunday evening, March 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Roe, a nice girl baby. (Mapleton news)

Born: On Tuesday evening, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, living north of town, a daughter. Mother and child doing well. (Mapleton news)

Married: On Sunday, March 18th, at the residence of the bride’s mother in Blue Mound, Mr. John Dixon, of Mapleton, and Miss Lizzie LeMasters, of Blue Mound, Rev. M. V. Robbins officiating.

Apr 14, 1888, pg 3, col 2

Died: At his residence in Timberhill township on Sunday, [Apr] 8th, of pneumonia, James Harris, aged 62 years. His remains were interred on Monday.

Apr 21, 1888, pg 3, col 3

Died: At the family residence 3 miles north of Fulton, at 8:15 o’clock on Monday morning, [Apr] 16th, of typhoid-pneumonia, Reason Monroe Welch, aged 66 years. The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased at 11 o’clock Tuesday forenoon, Rev. H. L. Dizmang officiating, and the interment took place at Fairview cemetery. Deceased was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, in 1822. His parents removed to Perry county, Ohio, when Reason was but a small boy. He remained a citizen of Perry county until the fall of 1866, when he came to Kansas and settled in Linn county. His last illness was of short duration, as his constitution had been greatly impaired by a previous illness, from the effects of which he had not fully recovered. He leaves an aged widow and two children - Mr. A. G. Welch and Mrs. J. E. Rader - to mourn his death. Mr. Welch was an orderly, quiet citizen and a good neighbor, and the community in which he lived will greatly miss him. The Independent joins the friends and neighbors of the family in tendering sympathy to the bereaved widow and children in their hour of sorrow.

Apr 28, 1888

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Born: On Friday night, [Apr] 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. George Gardner, a son and a daughter, one weighing seven and the other ten pounds. Mr. Gardner resides on a farm at Washburn, some 6 miles southwest of this city. Mother and children were doing well at last accounts, and the father was able to appear in our sanctum last Tuesday with a broad smile upon his benignant countenance, while he said as how they must now have the Independent to aid them in keeping house and keeping baby quiet for the coming year.

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Born: Prof. Iliff now wears a happy paternal expression on his face all on account of the fine boy that called at his home last Friday. (Blue Mound Sun)

May 5, 1888, pg 3

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Marriage pending: Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. Leroy M. Byington and Miss Maggie M. Cheever at the Presbyterian church in Mapleton, Kas., at 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, May 6th. The Independent wishes the young happy couple a prosperous and well filled life and plenty of friends.

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Died: On Friday evening last at 4 o’clock, an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Uland, aged about two months. The body was interred at the Fish Creek cemetery on Saturday afternoon.

May 19, 1888, pg 3, col 4

Married: On Sunday, [May] 13th, at 12 o’clock m., by William H. Hinton, Esq., at his residence, Mr. Irvin K. Grover and Miss Florence M. McIntosh, both of Hammond.

Jun 2, 1888, pg 3

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Died: At the family residence 8 miles northwest of Fulton, on Wednesday, [May] 30th, Mrs. Arthur Ball, aged about 40 years. The funeral took place from the Oxford church, Friday, June 1st, at 11 o’clock, and the body was interred at Mound City cemetery. Deceased was the daughter of James Marrs, who came to Bourbon county about the year 1858. She leaves a husband and eight children ranging in age from two years to 21. She has been ill about three months. Mrs. Ball was a woman who had the esteem of all her acquaintances and the love of her friends and neighbors. Her death is deeply deplored by all who knew her, and the bereaved family are entitled to the tender sympathy of the whole community in their great bereavement.

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Born: A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore, Sunday May 20th. (Berlin news)

Jun 9, 1888, pg 3, col 1

Died: The Monitor is required to record the sudden death of Dr. J. W. Allenbaugh, of Bronson, which occurred yesterday at noon, after a brief illness. The funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 10 o’clock a.m., being conducted by Rev. H. A. L. King, of Mapleton. Deceased was a prominent citizen of Bronson and his death is a shock to a large number of friends throughout the county. (Ft. Scott Monitor)

Jun 16, 1888, pg 3

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hackett, Tuesday, [Jun] 12th, two sons. The mother and children are doing well and Dick is the proudest mortal in the community.

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Died: About four miles northwest of Hiattville a prominent farmer named Judd was found dead on the north side of his smoke house, and with an old musket lying by his side. A paper was found in his pocket on which was written: "To whom it may concern: I, Wm. Judd, contemplate suicide." Nothing further could be learned of this sad case last night, nor did he coroner’s jury, empaneled by Justice Wilson of that neighborhood, elicit any facts to throw further light on the case. It is understood that Mr. Judd, who is well liked, and quite well off, was divorced from his wife some time since, his wife taking their little girl, about 7 years old, and that this has weighed upon his mind ever since. His parents, who were telegraphed for yesterday, live in Weldon, Iowa, where he is well connected and has many friends. He was about 30 years old, and an industrious, frugal man. The verdict of the coroner’s jury was: "Death by his own hand." (Ft. Scott Monitor)

Jun 30, 1888, pg 3

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Cox, on the 25th, a daughter weighing 9 pounds. Mother and child doing well and Lafayette has grown considerably taller within the past few days.

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Died: The remains of Mrs. Alice Shields, wife of Edward Shields, formerly a resident of this place, were brought here from Fort Scott last Tuesday for interment in the Mapleton cemetery. Mrs. Shields had been sick for some time, and died on Monday. She was an excellent wife and affectionate mothers, and her husband and children will have the sympathy of our people in their sad affliction.

Jul 7, 1888, pg 3, col 1

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Dock Hughes, on Monday, [Jul] 2d, a son. Mother and child are doing well and Dock is the happiest man of Bourbon County.

Jul 14, 1888, pg 3, col 3

Married: By Rev. W. C. Porter, at his residence in Fort Scott, at 7 o’clock on Thursday evening, [Jul] 12th, Mr. Richard A. Simpson, of this city, and Miss Clara M. Simpson, of Cato, Kansas. John M. and Miss Frances Simpson, of Cato, brother and sister of the bride, accompanied the couple to Fort Scott, and Robert Simpson and Miss Helen Chapman, of this city, met the bridal party there. The bridal party returned to Fulton on Thursday evening and were given a most excellent reception by Mr. and Mrs. A. Chapman on Friday, after which they departed for their new home at Pueblo, Colo., accompanied as far as Kansas City by Miss Helen Chapman, we learn will return today. The Independent tenders its most pleasant greeting for the happy couple and will follow them to their new home. [See below @ May 11, 1889 for birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Simpson.)

Died: At her home in Franklin township, Bourbon Co., on July 4, 1888, Mrs. Nevada, wife of Frank Bortzfield, aged 25 years. Deceased leaves a babe a few days old and another child a couple of years of age with husband and friends to mourn her loss. At the same time and place a six weeks old child of a brother of the deceased, Denver Bell, died very suddenly, and were both buried together. (Blue Mound Sun) Mr. Bortzfield has many warm friends and acquaintances in this vicinity who will be grieved to learn of his sad bereavement.

Jul 21, 1888, pg 3, col 3

Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents in Allen county, Kas., on Wednesday, July 11th, by Rev. J. Irvin, of the Presbyterian church at Geneva, Mr. J. E. Huggins, of Fulton, and Miss Luella Rhodabarger, of Piqua, Woodson county, Kas. The young couple arrived at Fulton on Friday and will begin housekeeping at once. Mr. Huggins has a good situation at the machine shops of T. Hackett & Co. and is a good mechanic.

Married: At the residence of Asa Reeves in Prescott, at six o’clock Saturday evening, [Jul] 14, by Rev. Thomas Stevenson, of Pleasanton, Mr. W. H. Reeves and Mrs. Rosa Smith, both of Fulton.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Marion Wilson, of Lamar, Mo., July 12th, a son. Mother and child are going well and Marion’s chances for recovery are considered fair.

Jul 28, 1888, pg 3, col 3

Died: Joe, son of Mr. L. Stroud, aged about 10 years. Funeral took place Saturday, June 30th. Mrs. Stroud, the mother, died last February, and now this blow falls with increased weight upon the sorrowing family. They have the tender sympathy of the whole community in their great bereavement. Death cuts down our dear ones, and with broken hearts we carry them to their resting place, and gloom mantles the soul. [Memorial poem follows.]

Aug 4, 1888

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Downing, on [Jul] 22d, a daughter. Mother and daughter both doing well. (Mapleton Telephone)

Died: At the home of its Grandma, Mrs. McEnier, little Johnny, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shields, on Thursday, and was buried in the Mapleton cemetery on Friday. (Mapleton Telephone)

Died: On [Jul] 25th, Roy Neal, the nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Corbin. The Telephone joins with the many friends of the family in sincere sympathy with the bereaved parents. Funeral to be at the Presbyterian church, and the remains buried in the Mapleton cemetery this afternoon at two o’clock. (Mapleton Telephone)

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Married: At the Catholic church in this city, Wednesday morning, [Aug] 1st, at 9 o’clock, Rev. Fr. Martin officiating, Patrick Henry Powers and Miss Lizzie Keating, both of Prescott, Kas. There were present on the occasion about 100 guests. The young couple will reside on their farm near Prescott.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Hinton, Tuesday, July 31st, a daughter.

Aug 11, 1888, pg 3, col 3

Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walk, in this city, on Sunday, Aug. 5th, Rev. S. Keyes officiating, Mr. George W. Fisher and Miss Laura L. Robinson, both of Prescott.

Married: Mr. S. S. Odell and Miss Rinda Hill, both of Berlin, were married on the 29th of July. (Berlin news)

Died: At the family residence near Timberhill, at 10 o’clock a.m., on Saturday, [Aug] 4th, Miss Luella Kendrick, aged 23 years. The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased at 10:30 o’clock a.m., on Sunday, [Aug] 5th, Rev. D. Collins officiating, and the body was interred at the Chowan cemetery.

Aug 18, 1888, pg 3, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shipman, Thursday, [Aug] 16th, a son.

Married: On Sunday, Aug. 12th, by Rev. S. Keyes, at his residence in this city, Edgar D. Whittington, of Fort Scott, and Miss Minnia Funk, of Barnesville.

Married: On Wednesday, [Aug] 15th, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Rev. H. I. Dolson officiating, Mr. John A. Pretz, of Fulton, and Miss Minnie Green, of Redfield, Kas. A number of guests were present, and all partook of a sumptuous dinner. The young couple arrived at their future home, this city, on the Thursday afternoon train. The Independent joins the many friends in wishing the newly married ones happiness, prosperity, and health.

Died: At the family residence one mile east of Fulton, at 11 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, [Aug] 14th, Sarah A., wife of Richard D. Hackett, aged 36 years, 2 months and 14 days. The funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased at 9 o’clock a.m., Thursday, Rev. L. Trimble officiating, and the remains were interred at the Wright cemetery, one mile north of town. Deceased was born in Bates county, Mo., May 30th, 1852. She was married to Richard Hackett in March, 1871. She was the mother of seven children, six of whom survive her, two of them being only about two months of age. Although not connected with any church organization, she was, it is said, an earnest Christian woman, and died with bright hopes of a blessed immortality. Her death was very unexpected to her friends and neighbors, many of whom did not hear of her fatal illness until all was over. She was highly esteemed by all her neighbors, who sadly deplore her early death, and all join in tendering sympathy and consolation to the bereaved family in their hour of sorrow. In a companion article at col 3: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hackett, of Rich Hill, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. James Hackett, of Galena, Kas., and Mr. John Hackett, of Kansas City, Mo., also Mr. Pearce Hackett, Mulberry, Mo., came in on the Thursday afternoon train to attend the funeral of Mrs. R. D. Hackett, but arrived too late. [See related stories above, including birth of twin boys to Sarah and Richard Hackett on Jun 12, 1888. Also, Film #605 Fulton Independent extracts include multiple references to Hackett family events.]

Sep 8, 1888, pg 2, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Hart, one miles south of Fulton, on Tuesday, [Sep] 4th, a daughter. Mother and child are doing well.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents, on Saturday evening, September 1st, Rev. Johnson of Mapleton officiating, Mr. A. T. Chaney and Miss Lida McCartney, both of Bourbon county.

Died: August 30th, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marlott, aged about 9 months. Funeral took place from the family residence on Friday, August 31st at 11 o’clock. Remains were interred at the Barnesville cemetery.

Sep 15, 1888, pg 2, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Fisher, on [Sep] 4th, a girl.

Born: To Mrs. M. Hennessy on Saturday morning, [Sep] 8th, a son.

Sep 22, 1888, pg 2, col 3

Born: On Tuesday, [Sep] 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Shaffer, of this city, a daughter.

Married: At the M. E. parsonage at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, [Sep] 16th, by Rev. J. E. Whitehead, Mr. Lyman H. Tiffany and Delia A. Gunsaullus, both of Fulton. The wedding was strictly a private one. The Independent joins the friends of the married couple in wishes for happiness and health.

Sep 22, 1888, pg 2, col 3

Died: Mrs. Turner, mother of T. G. Turner, living about 5 miles south of town, died last Sunday and was buried Monday at the Bronson cemetery. She was about 90 years old. (Bronson Pilot)

Died: At her late residence about 5 miles south of Bronson, on Friday, Sept. 7, of typhoid fever, Mrs. Nancy Bledsoe, wife of William Bledsoe, aged 25 years and 9 months. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this place on Sunday at eleven by Rev. W. K. Williams, after which the remains were interred in the Bronson cemetery. (Bronson Pilot)

Sep 29, 1888, pg 2, col 1

Died: On Friday afternoon, [Sep] 21st, at 3:30 o’clock, Richard Ray, infant son of Richard D. Hackett, aged 6 months and nine days. The burial took place on Saturday at the Wright cemetery. [See above for birth announcement; also death of this child’s mother on Aug 18th.]

Died: On Saturday, [Sep] 22d, the little son of Joseph Masters, aged about 3 _ years. The funeral took place on Sunday, Revs. J. E. Whitehead and S. Keyes officiating.

Oct 13, 1888, pg 3

col 2: In Memoriam poem for Sarah A. Hackett, deceased August 14, 1888.

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Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Meach, on Friday [Oct] 5th, a son.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s parents in Freedom township, Wednesday, Oc. 10th, Mr. Wm. Y. Snyder and Sarah A. Wyland, Re. J. E. Whitehead officiating. The Independent acknowledges the receipt of a sample of the cakes, and tenders its congratulations to the happy couple.

Oct 20, 1888, pg 3, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Hall, on Saturday, [Oct] 13th, a son. The mother and child are reported doing well.

Married: At the residence of the bride’s father in this city, Thursday, Oct. 11, by Rev. Thomas Stephenson, pastor M. E. church, Mr. L. M. Benham and Miss Minnie Leeka, both of Pleasanton. The above mentioned couple were united in nuptial bonds Thursday evening at eight o’clock in the presence of immediate friends of the contracting parties and a number of invited guests. After the ceremony was pronounced an elegant wedding supper was served. (Pleasanton Observer)

Nov 10, 1888, pg 2, col 4

Died: At his home in this city at 6 o’clock on Wednesday evening, at the age of 59 years, George Dearing. He was sick only a few hours. He leaves five children - 4 sons and a daughter. The funeral took place from the family residence at 10 o’clock Friday morning, Rev. J. E. Whitehead officiating and the remains were interred at the Fulton cemetery.

Nov 17, 1888, pg 2, col 5

Born: To S. S. Vandolah and wife, a daughter on the first. (Mapleton news)

Died: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kellar, the little midget of which we made mention last week, died suddenly last Saturday. (Foster news)

Dec 1, 1888, pg 2, col 4

Married: By Probate Judge Waters, at his office in Ft. Scott, on Tuesday, [Nov] 27th, Mr. Paul Carl and Miss Mary A. Curtis, both of Fort Scott.

January 1889 through September 1889

Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

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