Bronson Pilot Newspaper
13 Mar 1902

The following material was extracted by Ronda Berry from microfilm supplied by the Kansas Historical Society Library. There were many mentions of visiting friends, or business trips I omitted, as I was searching for genealogical connections.


Published Weekly in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas

Extracted by Ronda Berry from microfilm (#B113) supplied by the Kansas Historical Society Library. There were many mentions of visiting friends, or business trips I omitted, as I was searching for genealogical connections.

March 13, 1902 (Thursday)

ROCKY POINT: Mrs. Rachel Smith from Illinois visited her sister Mrs. Cathern Tennyson from Wednesday until Saturday.

Miss Anna Blair returned to her home in Elk county Monday.

Gertrude Tennyson is visiting her grandmother at present.

Halton and Malcolm McQueen visited the Robison boys Sunday.

DRY RIDGE: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Ross of Livingston Montana arrived Thursday for a visit to her father J.R. Willet. They spent Sunday with C.T. Hammel at Bronson.

Died: On Sunday evening March 1, 1902, Mrs. Jennie Willett, beloved wife of James Willett, after an illness of three years. After she had undergone the removal of a tumor so well last May her friends hoped for her complete restoration, but Alas! For human hopes. Her last illness was of a two months duration during which her sufferings were so intense that they could not be described. Yet she bore them with a fortitude which is born from on high realizing that she had that Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Heb. 12-24). When she knew the end was near she tood each loved one in her arms bade them an affectionate farewell, and admonished them to live for Christ. Then calmly waited for the call to come up high, which came at 8:15. Her funeral was preached at the home on Monday at ten o’clock by J.W.Hibbs, pastor of the Holiness Church here from Rev 7, 13-14. After which the remains were laid to rest in the Bronson Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. She leaves her husband, son, three step-children, two brothers, one sister and many relatives and friends to mourn her irreparable loss.

MAJELLA: Mr. A.B. Smith was born on July 20, 1846 in Clinton County Ohio and was married to Emma Lyons in Howard County Indiana March 27, 1872, where they lived for several years, and moved to Kansas in 1891, and lived near Fort Scott until three years ago when he moved on the Fuson farm one mile East of Majella. Mr. Smith was an exemplary farther and husband, and was greatly attached to his family. He has been an industrious and hard working man all his life. The immediate cause of death being Brights Disease, Mr. Smith was treated by Dr. Howell and Halm. He passed away at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday March 4, and was laid to rest in the National Cemetery at Fort Scott to await the resurrection mourn. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

UNIONTOWN: Died: Feb. 26th At the home of his parents south of Uniontown, of pneumonia, Charles Demont Stevens, aged 18 years. His illness was of short duration, lasting from Monday until Wednesday. The funeral services were held at the Dundard Chruch at 10 a.m. Feb. 28th. Rev. West preached a very touching sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the Dunkard Cemetery. He leaves a father, mother and two brothers to mourn the loss.

The funeral services of Arthur Robinson was held at the M.P. Church at Uniontown on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. March 3rd. The services were conducted by Rev. A.H. Linder, president of the Kansas Conference. His death was caused by pneumonia. It was not long in developing; suffering only from Thursday until Sunday night March 2, when death came to relieve him from suffering. Arthur leaves a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss besides a host of friends. His last resting place is in the Uniontown cemetery.

SOUTH FAIRVIEW: It is with regret that we report the death of C. Starky who departed this life Feb. 24, 1902 at Bushnell ILL. The dec’d was formerly a resident of this community being one of the oldest settlers of Allen County. His many friends in this locality will be sorry to learn of his death.

Mrs. Caroline Clark, the eldest white woman resident of Kansas died at her home at Hammond, March 4, age 81. She came to Kansas in 1838 and located at Ft. Leavenworth. During the Civil War, she was with the 6th KS Cavalry and was known as the "Mother of the Regiment".

Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

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