Cherokee County Kansas Obituaries

Submitted by D Branigan
Short Creek Republican
May 23, 1885
Cherokee County, KS

C. J. Hardwick

Died, in this city, on Wednesday, May 10, 1885, aged 65 years, 3 months, 27 days. Mr. Hardwick was born in Kentucky, and with his family moved to Kansas in 1867, coming to Galena in the spring of 1880. He was the father of nine children, six of whom (four boys and two girls) are yet living. For fourteen years he has been a widower, and the care of the children, thus deprived of a mother, rested wholly upon him. No father could have done more to discharge this duty faithfully. Being a firm opposer of all that tinged of wrong- doing, his counsel and influence was always in favor of the good and his endeavors to keep his children in the right path were such as to commend him to all who realize what home without a mother means. His remains were followed to their last resting place, in Spring River Falls cemetery, on Thursday last,by a large number of friends, who with us extend to the children their heartfelt sympathy in their hour of grief.

Note: Cary John Hardwick was born 13 Jan 1820 in Madison Co., KY to John and Lucy Searcy Hardwick. He moved with his family to Monroe County, MO where he married Sarah P. Grove (1828-1873) on February 14, 1848.

Submitted by D Branigan
Galena Weekly Republican
February 3, 1922
Galena, KS

Galena Pioneer Dies

The death of Thomas Marion Hardwick came at 4 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of eight months. He was the brother of John A. Hardwick, Chief of Police whose death occurred last Monday morning.

Mr. Hardwick was born in Monroe County, Missouri in 1850, coming with his parents to Galena in 1866 where he resided until 1900 when with his family he moved to New Mexico where they resided several years, returning to Galena and in 1911 moved to Lead, S.D. where they resided for a time and again returned to Galena where they have since resided. Mr. Hardwick was engaged in the blacksmithing business a greater part of that time.

In June 1876 he was united to Miss Florence Clem of Seneca, MO. To this union was born three children two of whom survive. Mrs. Hardwick died in 1882 and he was married to Miss Emma Richards of Galena in 1885. To this union was born six children all of whom are now living,

Surviving is a wife, four sons, and three daughters: Oris Earl Hardwick of Galena, Bert Hardwick of Knoxville, Tenn., Frank Hardwick of Galena, Carroll Hardwick, Joplin, Eugene Hardwick of Ft. Bayde, NM, Mrs. Estelle Hawthorne and Mrs. Samuel Williams both of Galena, and Mrs. Ida Fell of Detroit, Michigan. Two brothers, Robert and James Hardwick who reside in Galena, and one sister of Burke, Idaho.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from the family residence, Twenty-first and Galena Avenue, with Rev. Lou Love officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by D Branigan
Galena Weekly Republican
Galena, KS
Friday, January 22, 1922

Chief of Police Dies From Injuries

John A. Hardwick Veteran Officer of Cherokee County Succumbs After Four Weeks Suffering Resulting From Injuries Sustained by Colliding with an Auto.

Chief of Police, John A. Hardwick, who has suffered the lat four weeks from injuries sustained by colliding with an automobile, when crossing Main Street to board a street car, passed away at 4:20 Monday morning in his home, No. 1600 South Main Street.

John A. Hardwick was born in Monroe County, Mo., February 22, 1853 and came with his parents to Cherokee County, Kansas in 1866 where he has resided continuously. March 30, 1884 he was united in marriage to Ida Claire Parrent of Independence, Mo. To this union was born two boys who died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, and daughter Mabel Claire Dunham, wife of H.H. Dunham, one granddaughter, Alice Claire Dunham, and one grandson, Howard Hardwick Dunham of Kansas City, Mo.

He was a devoted husband and father. His first thought was always for his loved ones.

Besides his family he is survived by three brothers of Galena, one sister of Burke, Idaho.

He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge 148 Empire about thirty years and wore the Jewel pin for non suspension. He was also a member of the Encampment and A.O.U.W. lodges.

Mr.Hardwick was a veteran officer of Cherokee County, having served as Constable, City Marshall and deputy sheriff, covering a period of approximately thirty years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal church with the Reverend O. K. Hobson officiating. Interment was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery where the I.O.O.F. No.148 had charge of the services.

The members of the Joplin police force. the local firemen, I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W. attended in a body.

Note: John A. Hardwick was the son of Cary J. and Sarah Grove Hardwick

Submitted by D Branigan
Galena Republican
Galena, KS
February 28, 1930

James Hardwick Passes Away in Washington, D.C.

Information has been received here of the death of James W. Hardwick, 70 years old, long time resident of Galena, who died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sibyl Sample, in Washington, D.C. where he had made his home for the past four months. The body will be returned here for burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Hardwick was born in this vicinity. He had been in ill health for a number of years. He formerly operated a store and lunch room in connection with the Southwest Missouri Railroad company waiting station, Twenty-third and Main Streets, and was in this business 10 years.

Surviving,besides the daughter, is another daughter, Mrs. Mamie Marx of Bangor, Maine. Several nieces and nephews residing in Galena, and Joplin, also survive.

Submitted by D Branigan
Galena Republican
Galena, KS
July 26, 1929

Galena Man Shoots Wife, Then Kills Self

Despondent over ill health, Robert Hardwick, 78 well known grocer and pioneer resident of this city shot and seriously wounded his wife, Mrs. Neva Hardwick, 54 and then sent a bullet through his own head at his home on South Main Street here at 6:30 o'clock Saturday morning.

Hardwick died instantly, but Mrs. Hardwick, rushed to St. John's hospital in Joplin has a good chance to recover.

Hardwick was bitten by a mad dog about a year ago, for which he had been taking treatments since, but brooded over his health continually, his sons said.

The shooting occurred while Mrs. Hardwick was preparing breakfast in the kitchen. A son, Warren, nineteen year old, who was upstairs, heard the first shot and rushed downstairs just in time to see his father walk into the dining room and shoot himself.

The gun used was a .38 calibre revolver. Mrs. Hardwick was shot in the left breast, narrowly missing the heart. Hardwick shot himself in the right temple,the bullet going completely through his skull, and coming out the left side of his head near the temple.

A son, Warren Hardwick, and three small grandchildren, were the only ones in the house at the time of the shooting.

Mr. Hardwick was a pioneer resident of Galena and a respected citizen. He first came to Galena April 19, 1877. Soon after coming to Galena he began prospecting and sunk a shaft. he made some money in the venture and opened a blacksmith shop, operating it and doing well for several years. He later invested with others in a mine and later went into the grocery business.

He was a brother of the late John Hardwick, former deputy sheriff of Galena.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Paul of Joplin, Wayne and Warren of Galena, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Brundage of Baxter Springs, a brother Jim Hardwick, also of this city, andtwo stepsons Earl Gwinn of Joplin and Roy Gwinn of Galena.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, 1819 Main Street with the Rev. Lou Love officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest cemetery. The Galena I.O.O.F. lodge which he was a member had charge of the service at the grave.

Submitted by D Branigan
Joplin Globe
Joplin, MO
November 26, 1957

C. D. Hardwick Dies in Hospital Joplin Area Man was Injured in Car-Train Crash at Iron gates on March 6

Carroll D. Hardwick, 65 years old died Sunday in Joplin, MO. He was injured in a car-train crash at a railroad crossing March 6, 1957. Born in Galena, KS January 3, 1892, residing there until 1927. Retired farmer and blacksmith Member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. 501 for 37 years Survivors: wife Olga Elizabeth, son Carroll G. "Tot" Hardwick brother G. R. "Bert" Hardwick, sister Kathleen Williams Funeral plans to be announced by the Derfelt Funeral Home of Galena.

Submitted by D Branigan
Columbus Daily Advocate
Columbus, KS
May 4, 1971

Paul Hardwick of Galena Dies

Paul E. Hardwick, 68, died Sunday in Joplin, MO. He was born Oct. 28, 1902 in Galena and lived there all his life operating a grocery store for many years. He currently was the Director of the Galena Housing Development. Member of Galena Odd Fellows Lodge and the Elks. Survivors: widow, Marie; son Robert; stepbrother Earl Guinn, brother Warren; sister Dorothy Brundage and a grandson. Funeral services conducted Wednesday with burial at Hillcrest cemetery in Galena.

Submitted by D Branigan
The Joplin Globe
Joplin, MO
January 2, 1993

Robert Hardwick

Robert Foster Hardwick, 70, died Thursday in Joplin, MO from an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 29, 1922 in Galena to Paul E. and Marie Hardwick. He lived mostly in Galena and operated the Hardwick Insurance Agency before retiring in 1979. He married Kathleen E. Jones 28 Jun 1942 at Salina. She died Feb. 6, 1984. His second wife was Maxine Wester, married May 25, 1991. Survivors: wife, son, Robin P. Hardwick, mother Marie Funeral service at Saint Patrick's Church galena with burial at Hillcrest cemetery.

Submitted by D Branigan
Unknown Paper
Oswego, KS area
8 September 1993

Warren F. Hardwick

Warren Fowler Hardwick, 82 of Oswego died Monday, September 6, 1993 in Labette Co., KS of an apparent heart attack.

He was born January 16, 1911 to Robert and Neva Fowler Hardwick in Galena, KS.

He married Gladys Hoke June 9, 1935 in Joplin, MO

He attended Joplin Business School, served in the Army in WWII, managed Guinn Oil Co., at Oswego, and for the U.S. Government. He enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and bowling.

Member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 61, and numerous other Masonic orgqanizations.

Survivors: wife, two daughters, Charlene Mikel and Phyllis Spigarelli, four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Funeral will be held Thursday in the Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego and burial will be in Oswego Cemetery

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