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Bache, Carl August C.A.Bache, resident of Concordia since 1895 and a well known business man here for many years, died Sunday at his home here. Mr. Bache had been in failing health for some time. He was 72 years old.  Mr. Bache was a native of Norway, having been born there at Sveling, May 17
1857. He grew up as a seaman and for several years was captain of a sailing vessel bringing cargoes from Europe to the United States and South America.  He was married to Elma Winner at Wilmington, N.C. and they returned to Norway and Mr. Bache continued his work at sea.  In 1890, they came to Jewell City, Kan., and in March 1895, the family moved  to Concordia. Mr Bache establishing a furniture and hardware store. He was active in business here until Sept 1, 1932, when he retired.  He is survived by his wife and these children: Father Celestine, O.A.B.,
Atchison, Kan; Conrad, Belleville; Mrs. G. H. Brosseau, Concordia; Mrs. H. E. Taylor and Mrs. W. H. Fullerton, Chicago; Mrs. Evan Rath, Florence, Kan.; Mrs. Ray Lamgbert, Los Angeles, Cal. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren. Two sons, Lloyd and Elmer, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesdaymorning at 9 o'clock at the Cathedral here and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.  ("Concordia Blade-Empire" May 29, 1939)
Baltazor, Mr. G.                  Mr. G. Baltazor passed away after a long illness, Tues. 12 at his son Theo. home. (Gregoire Baltazor was the son of Francois and Catherine-Eleonore (Rousseau) Balthazor).  ("The Aurora Searchlight" Oct. 21, 1920)
Balthazor , Philip Philip Balthazor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Balthazor of Concordia, died in Chicago last Friday and the remains were brough to Clyde for interment Monday, the body reposing at the Nels Balthazor home until the funeral service TUesday morning at St. John's church, which was conducted by Father Spoorenberg. The deceased was 20 years 3 months and 17 days old and his death was due to appendicitis. He had been in Chicago about a year and a half.  ("Clyde Voice Republican" Feb. 20, 1930)
Balthazor, Marcell  Dead. After several years of ill health, death claimed Marcell Balthazor at his home in Clyde, January 20, 1924. He was born at St. Bergit, Canada, and at the time of his death was 82 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. Besides his wife he leaves six children, as follows: Eli Balthazor, Nelse Balthazor, Philip Balthazor, Mrs. Mary Tremblay, Mrs. Rosa Collette and Mrs. Anna Nault, besides many grand children and a score of friends. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church in Clyde Tuesday morning, and interment was made in Mt Calvary cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of this community for many years. ("Clyde Voice Republican" Jan. 24, 1924)
Balthazor, Nelson Nels Balthazor,72,  lifetime resident of the Clifton-Clyde communities, died at his home in Clyde Friday morning after an illness of over a year. He was a retired farmer. He was born on the Balthazor homestead east of Clyde on August 23, 1882.   Mr. Balthazor is survived by his wife, a daughter, Alvina, a son, Aldamore; two brothers, Eli and Philip of Clyde; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Tremblay of Concordia; MRs. Rose Collette of Clyde and Mrs. Louis Nault of Long Beach California, 5 Grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held MOnday morning a 9 o'clock in St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Clyde and interment in the Catholic cemetery.   ("Clyde Voice Republican" Jul. 7, 1955)
Balthazor, Ruby Louise  Lost Their Baby. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baltazor have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. On Monday, November 12, while Mrs. Baltazor was washing she put a tub of boiling water on the floor and their two-year-old daughter accidentally fell into the tub and was scalded so badly that the little one died last Friday. Everything possible was done to save the precious life, but the injury was too severe. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Catholic church, and burial was made in Mt Calvary cemetery. (Ruby Louise Balthazor - 7 Nov 1921 - 17 Nov 1923)   ("Clyde Voice Republican" Nov. 22, 1923)
Better, Frank

Died on Tuesday, January 12, 1888 Mr. Frank Better, age 77 years.  He was born in Canada and came to Kansas sixteen years ago, and took a claim on Elm Creek.  Deceased leaves five children to mourn his loss, four daughters and on son.  His funeral took place last Monday, Rev. Father Pujos officiating.  ("The Clyde Herald" January 18, 1888)


Bray, Mrs. Alice   Alice C. Gordon was born in North Carolina, January 22, 1866, and died at her home  south of Concordia, July 18, 1934.  When she was but one year  old her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy Gordon moved to Missouri, where they lived until 1881, when they came to Cloud County, Kansas.  She was married to  R. D. Bray, November 25, 1889 and lived on a farm in this county until  1911, when they moved to Dover, Oklahoma.  Mr. Bray died at Dover in 1927 and  Mrs. Bray moved back here in 1929.  She is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Joe Hutchins, Mrs. R. D. Langley of Dover; Jess, Waketa, Okla, and Otis, Concordia.  Besides 11  grandchildren and four brothers; Frank, of Macyville; Charles and D. H. Gordon, of Concordia and George Gordon of McCloud, California; two sisters, Mrs.  F. B. Brownell and Mrs Belle Brummett, of Concordia.  Iinterment will be made in the Pleasant Hill  Cemetery.  [The Gordon family came from Guilford Co., North  Carolina and lived in Gentry Co., Missouri before their arrival in Cloud County.]   ("The Kansan," 19 Jul 1934)
Brooks, Major  Major J.T. Brooks died at his home, May 2 1899,  in the east part of the city Monday afternoon, May 1st,  after a complicated illness dating back several months.  Major Brooks was one of the county’s earliest settlers, he was well known by nearly everyone here and was universally respected. He was born in McMinnville, TN December 23, 1822 and moved with his parents, when a small boy, to Illinois where he resided at the breakout of the Mexican War. He enlisted and served throughout the war, returning to his home at the close where he married Sarah J. Riggs, who died only this last December.  At the breaking out of the Civil War, he offered his service to his country and was chosen captain of a company in the 107th  Illinois Volunteers and was promoted to the rank of Major in the same regiment for gallant service on the field.  At the close of the war, he immigrated to Kansas, settling first in Linn County and afterwards in 1872 he came to Cloud County and homesteaded a farm near Miltonvale, which he still owned at the time of his death. In 1894, he moved to Concordia. Two sons and three daughters and one sister and a brother still survive him.   (information from Lanette Giese, Great Great Granddaughter of Major Brooks)
Bushong, Elizabeth Frances  DIED: At her home, near Meredith, Kan., Elizabeth Frances, wife of Peter Bushong, January 8, ’84, in the 49th year of her age. By her departure, Peter loses a beloved companion; the children a fond mother; the church, a sister dearly beloved by all; the S. S. class, of which she was a teacher one year, a noble teacher. It appeared that her class could not get their lessons good enough nor do enough for her. It was composed of boys and girls 11 to 13 years in age and about 15 of them. She went to the S. S. as long as she was able, was not confined to her bed at all; sat up in her arm-chair most of the time; and went out riding nearly every few days. Dispatched for B. Elliott, Cawker city, Kan. And to her only sister in Nebraka, and Rilla Jount also of Nebraska; but all failed to come. Elder Stamp preached the funeral in the afternoon of the 11th to a large and sympathizing congregation; after which her remains were laid in the Union cemetery in Oakland township about a mile from her home.   (From  the scrapbook of Eliza Ann White Jay  (1844-1919)
Bushong, John  Died at the residence of Peter Bushong, Cloud county, Kansas, April 20th, 1885, after an illness of several weeks, John Bushong, aged 87 years 6 months and 4 days. The deceased was born in KY Oct. 16th., 1797. Was taken by his parents to Ross County, Ohio, when an infant. Married when about 18 years of age to Miss Rush, by whom there were seven children born to him. While he was sick he told me that in the same year he was walking alone in deep distress of mind and threw himself in the hands of the Lord; and then and there there was a light shone about him above the brightness of the noon day sun, but he said he had not lived all these years as he should. In the year '33 he married again to Rachel Van Voorhis, of Logan Co., Ohio, they having seven boys and one girl born to them.  He was of strong constitution, a great reader of history and the Bible and the last 28 or 30 years of his life a devoted christian; joined the Christian church at Lynnville, Iowa, about 18 years ago.  He lived in peace with all men, suffering wrong rather than to have trouble, and as long as the writer can recollect was called by his neighbors and all that knew him "Uncle John."  He was what most people would call a radical prohibitionist, but with all this he has gone from us never to return and we miss him more so probably from the fact that he was blind the last 6 years of his life, we having to see after him the more, yet we do not mourn as those that have no hope but if faithful will meet his angelic form in that sweet bye and bye.   ("The Miltonvale News,"  May 7, 1885)
Bushong, Rev. Peter   Rev. Peter Bushong, son of John and Rachael Bushong, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, March 5, 1836. He died May 31st., 1924, at the home of his son, P. M. Bushong, 810 Houston St., Manhattan, Kansas, having attained the ripe old age of 88 years, 2 months and 26 days. His early life was in Ohio and Illinois, he moving with his parents to Iowa in 1856, near Lynnville. In 1879 he moved to Cloud County, Kansas, where he remained until the loss of his wife caused him to make his home with his son at Manhattan in 1914, where he has resided since. Shortly after his arrival in Kansas he was instrumental in organizing the Meredith Christian Church located seven miles west of Miltonvale, in which he served in many capacities for several years as deacon and pastor. During these early days he was known as an outstanding character, personifying law enforcement, community advancement and church development. He was deeply loved by all classes in his neighborhood and county and was "Uncle Peter," to all of them. He is survived by three sons: T. F. Bushong of Everest, Kansas; P. M. Bushong, Manhattan, Kansas, and I. K. Bushong, Laird, Colorado; and by one brother, Sam Bushong, of Orange, California; also one sister, Mrs. M. A. Stallings, Laird, Colorado. A grand old man has passed to his home in heaven, but his influence for all things good will live forever.  ("The Miltonvale Rcord" Jun. 5, 1924)
Butler, Abraham  At his home Saturday, Oct. 15, 1887. Abraham Butler, aged 56 years. Mr. Butler was one of our oldest and best respected settlers, and the news of his death will be regretted by all. The sympathy of our people goes to the afflicted family in this their second death in a few days.  Mr. Butler was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Encampment, and Knights of Pythias, and the G. A. R. and was buried by the orders in the Glasco cemetery Sunday.  Abram Butler was born in Belmont County, Ohio, October 30, 1830, was married to Hannah Hicks, November, 7th 1852. He was the father of seven children four of which are dead, he came to Kansas and located in Solomon township in 1870, where he lived up to the time of his death, Oct. 15th, 1887. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and while on his death bed he said he put his trust in Jesus and that he believed God had forgiven his sins. He was perfectly rational up to the hour of his death recognizing the friends who were present and bidding all good bye, shaking hands with them only after he grew too weak to speak. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.  (The Glasco Sun, Nov. 5, 1887)
Carlson, Anna (Johannesson) Mrs. Anna Carlson died February 19, 1948 at Sunset Home in Concordia.  Mrs. Carlson was 81 years old and an early resident of Cloud County.  She exhibited the "sturdy qualities of a pioneer mother;  her serene faith, an unpretentious sweetness and the kindly touch of humor which endeared her to those who knew her."  Mrs. Carlson was born in Stavnäs, Varmland, Sweden, May 27, 1866.  She immigrated to the Clifton area in the late 1880's.  She was married to Charles E. Carlson when both were employed by Colonel N. B. Brown.  Mrs. Carlson was preceded in death by her husband, C. E. Carlson, and a daughter, Lillian.  She is survived by daughter Mrs. Edna Johnston and son Gov. Frank Carlson.  Also surviving are a brother Fred Johnson, Junction City, Mrs. Hilma Ness, Denver, and three grandchildren.  (Compiled by Susan Hoppe)
Carlson, Charles Erick (C. E.) Mr. Carlson, a well known farmer in Cloud County died April 5, 1931, at his  home in Buffalo township west of Concordia after a long illness.  He was born Jan 31, 1862, in Hällestad, Ostergotland, Sweden and came to the US in 1886.  He married Anna Johnson (Johannesson) Mar. 4, 1892 and they lived on a farm in Buffalo township 37 years.  Active in the Baptist Church, Mr. Carlson was a truly Christian character.  He is survived by his widow and 2 children, Representative Frank Carlson and Mrs. Edna Carlson, both of Concordia and a brother, Frank Carlson of Cleveland, OH..  He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian, who died in infancy.  Burial will be in the West Branch cemetery.  (It has since been learned he had 2 sisters, Johanna Maria and Hilma Sophia who immigrated to the US)   (Compiled by Susan Hoppe)
Cary, Cynthia  Near Glasco, Cloud County, Kansas, at eight o'clock A. M. Friday, April 29th, 1887, Cynthia, wife of Liston D. Cary, age thirty (30) years and twenty-seven (27) days. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church the following Sunday, conducted by Elder H. E. Ballou, who addressed one of the largest and most sympathizing gatherings ever held in Glasco. The subject of this notice was born April 2nd, 1857, near New Chambersburg, Columbiana County, Ohio, and reared on her fathers farm. She was the only child born to Henry and Margaretta (nee Edwards) Messimore, and on her mother's side a blood relative of the world renowned traveler and poet Bayard Taylor. Her paternal ancestors were of German descent; She being the sixth (6) generation from Messimore who came to this country in the early part of the seventeenth (17) century and settled in York county, Pennsylvania. Her maternal ancestors came from England; she being the fifth (5) generation from John Edwards who came to the New World in the middle of the seventeenth (17) century and settled in Chester county, Pannsylvania. Her parents emigrated to Kosciusko county, Indiana, March 30 1864. She was the mother of two small children, Mable nine, and Luther seven years of age, who deeply mourn their loss. May God bless these dear little motherless children and help their sorrowing father to keep them together and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was just recovering from the measles and unexpected to herself and friends was suddenly stricken down and a brief sickness of about one hour during which time she was conscious, closed the short but sweet life. Her greatest regret was in parting with her little family. A few minutes before she breathed her last she threw her dear arms around my neck saying, "my dear little treasure, how can I leave you and our dear little children? how can I?"  (The Glasco Sun, May 01, 1887)
Clapp, Lulu  Mrs. Lula J. Clapp, 77 years old, died at her home, 1623 Olive, Sunday Feb. 20. Mrs. Clapp was an old resident of Beloit before coming to Concordia several years ago. Mr. Clapp died here about a year ago. Mrs. Clapp is survived by two sons, George and Spencer Clapp, both of Concordia. Funeral services will be held in Beloit, Mrs. Clapp's old home. b. Lydia Jane Petty, Aug 25, 1848, in Rush, IL 
Clapp, Stephen   Stephen Clapp, one of the early settlers of Kansas, died this morning at 621 Archer street. Mr. Clapp was about 80 years old at the time of his death, and was a veteran of the Civil War. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Clapp is survived by his wife: two sons, George and Spencer Clapp of this city; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Beach, of Independence, MO. Burial will be in the Beloit Cemetery.
Clark, Buford We learn that Mr. Buford Clark, a citizen of Summit township for the two years past,      committed suicide soon after midnight, on Wednesday morning, by arising from his bed and jumping into his well 20 feet in depth.  He had been suffering from temporary insanity, and for three months had been confined to his bed.
Coles, William B. William B. Coles, son of James and Mary F. Coles was born Feb. 12, 1832 and departed this life March 11, 1922, aged 90 years and 27 days. Funeral services were held at the house by Brother Johnny Smith. The remains will be taken to Glasco, Kans. for burial by the side of the wife, who was buried there 22 years ago. Mr. Coles was born in Ohio. At the age of 20 he moved with his parents to Iowa. When he was 22 he married Miss Mary Crumrine on the 16th day of Sept. 1854. To this union were born four children three boys and one girl. Clark and Charlotte preceeded him in death several years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons Will and Joshua, nineteen grandchildren, forty three great grand children, and two great great grand children. Mr. Coles enlisted in the civil war in 1862 and with the 34th Iowa, served 3 years. Came home in 1865, Mr. and Mrs. Coles gave their hearts to God in a Methodist meeting at Coursens Grove Mitchel Co., Kansa in 1880.
Collette, Adolor Adolor Collette, son of Francis and Anna Collette, was born on a farm near St. Joe, Kansas on Nov. 19, 1886 and passed away at St. Joseph's hospital, Dec. 29, 1959 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 11 days. On Nov. 26, 1907 he was united in marriage to Rosa Anna Balthazor and to them four children were born.   He is survived by his wife, two sons, William of Wichita, KS, Clifford of Clyde; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Michaud, Polk City, Iowa, Mrs. Helen Michaud, Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Joe Collette, North Sioux City, S.D., Pete Collette, Excelsior Springs, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Courville of Clifton, Mrs. Eva Quinnett, Shawnee, OK; seven grandchildren, , several nieces, nephews and ohter relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Helen and a brother Pat.  Funeral services were held at the Clyde Catholic Church on Thursday morning, Dec. 31st and burial was in Mt Cavalry Cemetery at Clyde. Serving as pallbearers were C.L. Wagner, Irvin Hockman, Elmer Couture, Leo Ouellette, Louis Ouellette and Leo LaBarge.  ("Clyde Republican" Jan. 7. 1966)
Cool, Joseph With surprise and genuine regret, the news of the death of Mr. Joseph Cool, the founder of Coolville, and our representative for two terms, was  received by our people on Monday last.  Born in Montgomery County, New York, on the 24th of October, 1820, he  reached the age of 62 years, 3 months and five days. On March the 30th 1847, he was married to Miss Nancy Bates, who has  been, in his long and varied journey through life, a true, kind and  dutiful wife, and indulgent mother to the seven children who are left with  her, to mourn the loss of him, their guide, counselor, and support.  Born in the same town, with tastes and aspirations alike, they soon looked  for a larger and wider field of usefulness, and in 1853 emigrated to Delaware County, Iowa.  Soon after, they removed to Anamosa, Jones  County, in the same state, where Mr. Cool followed the carpenter's trade in  summer and teaching school in winter.  In the year of 1876 he moved with his family to Kansas, and settled in  Cloud Co, near Glasco, where he opened up and improved a now fine  farm.  No wonder that he soon became respected and beloved in this  community, and in the fall of 1878 our people demonstrated their confidence  and esteem by sending him to the State Legislature.  To this office he was again re-elected in 1880 and proved, by his unselfish and untiring  efforts to espouse the rights of the people, a most worthy and efficient  officer.  His last illness was brief, extending only over the period of a few weeks.  The primary cause of his death was a fever sore from which he had suffered from childhood, resulting finally in blood-poisoning.  His only son [Louis], aged 20 who was teaching school at Manhattan, Iowa was telegraphed for  but did not arrive in time to witness his father's death.  The oldest daughter, Mrs. Bates, aged 35, has been a widow 8 years.  The second is the wife of Chas. C. King, living about 4 miles from Coolville.  The third, is the wife of Mr. H. Rogers, also lives in the neighborhood.  The fourth resides in Iowa, wife of C. D. Hosford.  The two remaining daughters, are single, and living at home. Miss Minnie, is engaged in teaching school, and Miss Alice, aged 16, is now the sorrowing mothers tenderest care. The brother and sisters of the deceased live in the east.  (The Glasco Sun, Feb. 03, 1883)
Cossel, Mrs. J. C. Mrs. J. C. Cossel died Tuesday morning after a long struggle with consumption. The afflicted family have the kind sympathy of the people in their bereavement. Obituary. Mary M. Cossell, wife of Jacob Cossell, was born in Greene Co. Pa., and died Sept. 15th, 1885 at her home in Glasco, Kan., age 36 years 11 months and 15 days.  She was naturally of a very genial temperament and was beloved by allwho knew her. Her days and nights were filled with pain, but in the midst of all, she found verified in her own experience the promise "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee." There was not a cloud in her moral sky. She said it was hard to part with her husband and children, but "God's will be done." Her toils and sorrows are ended, her record is in heaven, "She has fought the good fight, finished her course, dept the faith and obtained the crown and home at last." She was a faithful and dutiful wife, a fond and loving mother.  (The Glasco Sun, Sep 19, 1885) 
Crumrine, Mary  Mary Crumrine was born in Darke County, Ohio March 7, 1836 and died at the home of her husband W.B. Coles in Cloud Co., Kans. Aug 13, 1899. She moved from Ohio to Iowa in 1853, was married Sept. 17, 1854 and became the mother of three sons and one daughter. The daughter proceeded her to the better world. While in Iowa she joined the Christian Church after moving to kans. she joined the M.E. Church and remained a faithful member until death. Her husband served three years in the army during which time she cared for the family at home. The last four years of her life she was an invalid suffereing great pain at times but patient through it all. She was loved by all who knew her. The remains were brought to Glasco for interment. The funeral was preached in the M.E. Church by Rev. J. Flowers. A large concourse of friends followed her remains to the cemetery.  
Evert, Ida In Glasco, Saturday, Jan. 21, 1888, Ida E., wife of W. E. Evert, aged 23 years, 8 months, 9 days. Deceased leaves a husband and two children, aged 4 yr. and 2 yr., to mourn her loss. Her new born babe was buried the day she died. Mrs. E. was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Robbins. Source: The Glasco Sun, Glasco, Kansas, Saturday, July 14, 1888, Vol 6 No 28 Jacob Grittman died at his home near Glasco July 7th. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at Glasco, Sunday afternoon. Source: The Glasco Sun, Glasco, Kansas, Saturday, August 18, 1888, Vol 6 No 33 DIED. Mrs. Mary Wilcox, wife of E. A. Wilcox, at her home near Cool, August 5th, 1888, after an illness of nine weeks, most of which time the disease was of a very painful nature. Everything that kind and willing hands could do, was done, but all to no purdose [sic]. She leaves a husband and three small children, an aged mother and three brothers to mourn her loss. The remains were followed from the residence by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, to the Wolf Creek school house, where the last sad rites were administered by Rev. Beistle. She was born in Indianna [sic], August 1st, 1855, and removed to Kansas in 1879. She was twice married, -- to Wm. Hiday, July 6th, 1879, who left her a widow April 16th, 1880, and to her second husband, E. A. Wilcox July 24th, 1881. To minister to dear ones was her delight. A true and faithful companion, a tender and loving mother, a steadfast friend and kind neighbor. Her loss will be deeply felt among her many acquaintances, and the memory of her life and character will not be forgotten. May the loving All Father so temper this severe trial and loss to these bereaved hearts, that they may be enabled to see the sunlight behind the dark cloud, and to find the pearl of great blessing that is now wrapped -- to their tear dimmed sights in the cerements of death.  (The Glasco Sun, Jan. 28, 1888)
Fields, Louis  [Deschamps] Louis Fields died at the home in this city  , Wednesday, Aug. 6th, 1908,  at 3 o’clock from blood poisoning . He was born in Canada coming to Kansas 34 years ago. For the past few years he with his son have been making their home off and on in this city. He was 72 years of age, was twice married and the father of eighteen children , nine of whom with the wives are dead. Several months ago the deceased was attacked with a cluster of boils on the back of his neck which never healed until blood poisoning set in before his death. During the last days Rev. Father Daly and Desmedt visited him frequently consoling and preparing him for the end .  The remains were buried  in the Catholic Cemetery today after mass at the Immaculate Conception Church.   Note: He has no marker or his wife Denise . They are in unmarked graves.   
Fuller, Gilbert F. Died. At his residence in Lyon township, Cloud county, Kan., Gilbert F. Fuller, on June 7th, 1884. age sixty-nine years five months and twenty-two days. Deceased was born at Sanford's Corners, Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1814. In 1332 [sic] he moved to Illinois and lived in that state until the fall of 1882 when he left his comfortable home and followed his children to Kansas, purchasing a fine farm on Criss creek in the vicinity of Glasco. Since his settlement in Kansas his efforts were to make a comfortable home here in which to pass the remainder of his days. His plans were nearly finished. The fine land had been improved, orchards set out, pastures fenced, shade trees planted, sheds, granary and cribs put up, and a fine residence erected, while a large barn was in course of construction. Time had whitened his hairs but his evergy was still fired by an active mind. Long years yet lay before him, had not a misstep hurled him into the grave. In the middle of the barn floor a hole for a stairway was left to go into the basement, as Mr. Fuller was engaged in taking the tools in the barn, out of the rain, early Friday morning he missed his footing in going around the opening, falling through and stricking [sic] his head on a stone foundation eight feet below. His hired man hearing him groan went to his assistance, he was immediately carried into the house. Medical aid was summoned, bu the best physicians in the country were unable to relieve his sufferings or return him to consciousness. HIs wounds were the left side of his head, one on the eye and another above and just back of the temple. At 7:35 Saturday evening, surrounded by his entire family, his spirit passed to the far beyond. And so died a noble man, an affectionate husband and a kind father. 'Twas as hardy oak torn by the lightning's power from its fastenings, while the ivy vines, which clung to it tenderly and lovingly, were dashed to earth with a ruthless hand. Dying in the bosom of his family, surrounded by those he loved, yet no parting word, no gentle grasp, nor tender look was bestowed upon them. His soul floated from the family circle to its future home without a long farewell. But, why mourn, it wsa the ending of a grand and noble life. Such as we might all wish to live. He was lain to rest in the Glasco cemetery and his funeral held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon.   ("The Galsco Sun" Jun. 14, 1884)
Gibbs, Wm. Wm. Gibbs, of Meredith, died on Thursday night of last week. Mr. C. [sic] owned a fine farm one mile north of Meredith, and was an industrious enterprising man.   ("The Glasco Sun" Mar. 29, 1884)
Gilchrist, Edmay Bertine (Bessette) Edmay Bertine Bessette Gilchrist was born at Aurora, Kansas on August 24, 1893 and departed this life at Grand Junction, CO on November 27, 1936 at the age of 43 years 3 months and 3 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bessette and lived with her parents at Aurora, KS until 1898 when the family moved to Oklahoma where they remained until 1903 when they returned to Kansas, where she lived in the Aurora and Miltonvale.  On March 3, 1919, she was united in marriage to Charles M. Gilchrist of Miltonvale, Kansas. Owing to her husband’s work as a plasterer and contractor, her married life was spent in several communities, beginning at Clay County in 1919 and returning to Miltonvale in 1920, later making their home at Jamestown, KS, Denver, CO, Stillwater, OK and in 1928 at Delphos, KS.  July 1936  they went to Grand Junction, CO. She had been in failing health for more than a year.  Her worthy character and gentle lovable personality won many lovable friends for her wherever she went.  She leaves to mourn her departure :  a husband Charles, one daughter Laurette Bertine, and one son Charles M. Jr. of the home and an aged father Joseph Bessette.
Gray, Lizzie B. At her home near Glasco, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 1887. Lizzie B. wife of G. F. Gray. Aged 26 years and 20 days.  Deceased was born in Warren county, Ohio, Sept. 23rd, 1861
Gray, Mrs. George Mrs. George Gray died Wednesday morning at 2 a. m. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Butler. Two young children are left to mourn a mothers death. The Sympathy of our people are extended to the afflicted ones.
Grittman, Emma  We are called upon to record the death of little Emma Grittman, aged 5 years, daughter of Peter Grittman.  After an illness of very short duration she was called from this vale of tears on Tuesday eve.  On Thursday the remains were interred in the Glasco cemetery, Rev. Seidel, of Minneapolis, conducting the funeral services. Diphtheria was the dread desease [sic] which ended her young life, and with which another sister, aged 12, is at present lying very low.  (The Glasco Sun, Jul. 21, 1883)
Haddock, Mrs. J. M. DIED. Monday night, May 18th, after a long illness Mrs. J. M. Haddock. Deceased leaves a husband and two children to mourn her death.  (The Glasco Sun, May 16, 1885) 
Haines, Nathan DIED. On June 27th, 1886, at his home in solomon township. Nathan Haines, in his 73rd year. Deceased left a wife and seven children to mourn his death.  Mr. Haines was born in Columbiana, Ohio, in Indiana [sic] in 1847, and came to Kansas in 1884, purchasing a farm on Fisher creek where he resided until his death.
Halderson, Mrs. Inger  Died. Mrs. Inger Halderson, wife of B. Halderson, at her home near Glasco, on the morning of the 14th, aged 65 years. And thus God in his wisdom called to her home in the sweet beyond, a devoted wife and loving mother. Brought up under the influences of the Lutheran church, of which she was a member, her life was one of peace and quiet. Trusting that He who cares for the sparrows, would take her spirit to the realms above, when done with this life, she lived according to the teachings of Him who died for men. The deceased was born in Norway and came to America with her husband in 1855. First making their home at Dodgeville, Iowa county, Wisconsin, and coming to Glasco, Kansas, in 1870. She leaves a husband and seven children, all of whom were present at the last sad rites of their loved one. She was laid to rest in the Glasco cemetery on Wednesday. For years a victim to disease and suffering, she is now sleeping the peaceful, tranquil sleep that knows no waking of pain or sorrow.  ("The Galsco Sun" Jan. 19, 1884)
Hampton, Jasper At his home in Glasco, Saturday morning September, 10, 1887, W. H. Wright. Death was caused by an over dose of morphine. Deceased was born in Madison county, Ohio, January 25, 1844. He was married to Miss Eliza Stout August 31, 1865, and with his family moved to Kansas in March, 1875. At the time of his death he was the proprietor of the Hurd House in Glasco.  The deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.  Mr. Wright enlisted in the 11th Illinois regiment July 13, 1865, and on the 14th was commissioned as Sargeant [sic]. He was a member of the G. A. R. Glasco Post, 239.  Mrs. W. H. Wright and family desire to thank the friends and neighbors for their aid and assistance in the sudden death and burial of their  husband and father.   (The Glasco Sun, Sep. 3, 1887)
Herger, Mr. John Martin  Last Tuesday the remains of Mr. John Martin Herger one of the early  settlers of the Solomon valley, were interred in the Glasco cemetery.  He  died at Topeka on Sunday last, and the news was at once despatched  [sid] to his family here.  By request of Mrs. H. the body was sent on, and  arrived here Tuesday noon.  Rev. C. W. Seidel, of Minneapolis came up  on the same train to officiate in the last sad rites of the deceased.    Mr. Herger was a native of Germany; born at Altenburg, Saxony March  26th. 1824, being at the time of his death nearly 59 years of age.  In  1854 he came to this country, and settled in Monroe County, Ill. where he  was married to Miss Sarah Grittman, in 1859.  Thirteen years ago he settled with his family in the Solomon valley,  when this section was yet a howling wilderness.  The hardships and  privations incident to frontier life, coupled with strong religious  tenencies, ultimately caused derangment of the mind which became so marked  about three years ago, that it was deemed advisable to place him in the Asylum at Topeka, where he remained till the hour of his death.  From near  and far, relatives and friends gathered to do homage to the dead, and  Rev. Seidel delivered a tender and appropriate address, using as a text  a passage in Corinthians:  "Death where is thy sting; hell where is  thy victory." A sorrowing widow and six dhildren are left to mourn the loss of him,  who is now at rest, after life's weary battle.  (The Glasco Sun, Mar. 24, 1883)
Hillhouse, Jenette Died.  Little Jenette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hillhouse, died Sunday morning May 22, near two o'clock. She was fifteen months old, minus four days. Though so young she seemed to understand that she was going away, and her last earnest look will long be remembered. She was very dear to all, especially all her near relatives. The Christian church would not hold the people who met to show their respect and love, on the occasion of the funeral services. The bud that was so beautifully unfolding here will bloom in a brigher world.  (The Glasco Sun, May 28, 1887)
Hoyer DIED. Near Glasco, Cloud county, Kansas, April 7th, 1885, infant son of Franz R. and Fanny C. Hoyer, aged one week. The twin sister still survives.  (The Glasco Sun, Apr. 11, 1885)
Hubbard, Blanche DIED.  Little Blanche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hubbard, died June 14, 1887. Aged 8 months and 3 days. Her little form so fair rests beside that of the twin sister, who died March the 2nd, 1887. Aged 4 months and 21 days.  These two beautiful little children were a joy to their parents, and very interesting to all who knew them. They were sweet buds of hope that will bloom in another world. They have gone where no sorrow or sin can ever blight their happiness, or sadden their hearts.  Grace was taken suddenly away, while Blanche lingered and suffered long. Mrs. Hubbard, too, was sick for quite a while during the spring.  The parents are very earnest in their expressions of gratitutde to their neighbors and friends for their kindness and care during all their sorrow and need. "All things work together for good to them that love God." Rom. 8:28.  (The Glasco Sun, Jun. 18, 1887)
Hughes, Sarah Melvina Sarah Melvina Hughes was born in Savannah, Mo. m April 1, 1857, and passed away at the home of her son, Lige Hughes, in Clyde Sunday Morning , Jan 31, 1915.  She was married to Reuben Edwin Hughes, near the place of her birth and six children, three boys and three girls were born to their union.  Besides her own children she raised a boy, Hobart Phillips who is better known to Clyde people as Hobart "Red" Hughes.    For the past eight years Mrs. Hughes has been an invalid, the tributary cause being multiple neuritis.  She received tender care at the hands of her children and special mention can be made of her son, Charley, who always saw that her every wish was granted as far as was within his power.  She was a member of the Christian church and possessed kindness of heart that won for her friends wherever she went.  Those who are left to mourn are her sons. Charley and Lige, of Clyde, Hayden of Jamestown, Hobart of Concordia,  Mrs. Fred Marcy of Scottsville, Mrs. Bessie Bonebrake of Concordia and Mrs. Sallie Hale of Jamestown.  Burial took place at the Cemetery near Scottsville beside the body of the husband who passed away a few years ago.
Johnston, William Duncan

William Duncan Johnston was born Dec. 7, 1869 in Brazil, IN and died Oct. 12, 1941 in Concordia, KS.  He was the son of Archibald A Johnston (b. Scotland) and Mary Nellist (b. Canada).  He moved to Kansas as a young boy, with his mother and siblings riding in the train’s passenger car.  He and his father rode in a freight car so they could tend to the family belongings and livestock.  He attended Teacher’s Training at Emporia, KS and secured a teaching certificate.  He married Mary Dildine May 28, 1895 in Concordia.  He purchased his first land in 1892 for $2700.  The couple had one daughter, who died shortly after birth, and four sons, Harry Marcus, Dewy Funston, William Archibald, and Harold Andrew.  (compiled by Susan Hoppe)

Jones, Mrs. Alonzo The sympathies of the community were aroused Sunday evening by the death of Mrs. Alonzo Jones, who died at their home on Fisher creek, leaving a week old babe, a husband, besides her parents and other relatives to mourn her death. She was buried in the Glasco Cemetery on Monday. Funeral services being held at the Presbyterian church.  (The Glasco Sun, Mar 14, 1885)
Laflin, Sarah M  Sarah M. Laflin was born near Connersville, Indiana, January 28 1840, and was united    in marriage to James M. Dawson in the year of 1856, and passed away on April 21st,   1918, age 78 years, 2 months and 23 days. To this union seven children were born, five   daughters and two sons. The husband and daughters have preceded her to the great   beyond. She leaves to mourn their loss one brother, two sons, fourteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clyde M.E. church Tuesday, at 10:30 A.M. conducted by the Pastor. C.E. Carpenter, and the body was laid to rest in Mount Hope cemetery. 
Larouche, Mrs. N.  Died near St. Joseph, June 4th, Mrs. N. Larouche, age 62 years. (deceased was Adelaide Balthazor, daughter of Francois & Catherine Eleonore (Rousseau) Balthazor. Her first husband was Pierre Boisvin).   ("Clyde Farmers Voice" Jun. 9, 1898)
Larouche, Nelson Nelson Larouch was born at St. Cyprian, Canada, Jan. 7, 1836 and departed this life Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 o'clock, at the age of 79 yrs, 11 month and 15 days, after an ilness of only a few days duration.  Shortly after returning home from a visit with friends at Clyde he became ill with lagrippe and, in spite of all that medical aid could do, passed to his reward.  In 1857, at the age of 21, he left his birthplace and moved to Kankakee, Ill: There he was married to a Miss Dachand (Lenora) and together they moved to Kansas in 1879, settling on a farm northeast of CLyde. Mrs. Larouch was affected with cancer of the breast and died shortly after thier removal to Clyde.  In 1880 he married a second time, to Mrs. Adelaide Balthazor Boisvain, who died suddenly in 1898 of heart diesease, being found dead in her garden, where she had been at work.  Mr. Larouch is survived by three brothers, Joseph, Alfred and August, and two sister, unmarried, Ellen and Margaret, all of Boston, Mass., two stepdaughters, Mesdames Cora Tremblay and Ida Bachand, of Sturgis, S. Dak., two stepsons, Joseph and Pierre Boisvain, one of whom resides in Califronia and the other in Illinois.  For the past seventeen years he ahs made his home with his stepdaughter, Mrs. L.J. Tremblay. Possessing all the finer virtues of manhood, he had endeared himself to all who knew him. Having no children of his own, he lavished his love and care on his four stepchildren, who loved him as a father.  He was always solicitous for the welfare of others, no task was too menial or delicate for him to undertake. He was unexcelled as a neighbor; a friend once, a friend always.  Burial was made Sunday at 10 o'clock in St. Joseph's cemetery, funeral serviced being held the following Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Joseph's church, Rev. Dr. Emory in charge.  (Both Adelaide and Nelson Larouch are in unmarked graves at St. Joseph)  ("Clyde Farmers Voice" Dec. 30, 1915)
Lemieux, Francois

Mr. Francois Lemieux died at this residence in Clyde, Kansas, on the 13th day of January 1888.  His funeral took place on the following Monday, and was well attended by relatives and friends.  Mr. Lemieux was a member of the Catholic Church, and an honest energetic French settler of Cloud County, Kansas.  ("The Clyde Argus" January 19, 1888)


Longtin, Marcelline
The mother of Eph Longtin of this city died at the home of her son-in-law J. O. Dandurand of Aurora, Monday morning at the advanced age of 82 yrs. Funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church of Aurora Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Longtin was one of the pioneer residents of Cloud County, having moved here with her husband years ago.  Besides a large circle of friends, she leaves seven to mourn the loss of a loving and devout Christian. (Concordia Blade January 12, 1904)
Lundblade, Albert Albert Lundblade was born in Jenshopin, Sweden, January 29th, 1861.  He died March 29th, 1917, aged 56 years and two months.  When nine years of age he came to America with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Charles Lundblade.  The family settled on a farm near Bucklin, MO, where they resided until 1878, and then moved to Republic County, KS.  There were three boys in the family:  Albert, John Emil and Robert.  John died about 6 years ago (March 12, 1910), and Robert now lives in Kackley, Kansas.  Albert came to Cloud County, KS thirty-two years ago and made his home near Jamestown until his death,  he and Dora Nischwander were married November 21, 1886 and to this union ten children were born, nine of whom survive.  The children are Guy C., Arthur Dale, Mrs. Lillie Mallory, Albert, Richard, William Frederick, John A., Frank, Dorothy and Nellie.  All of the children live near Jamestown except Mrs. Mallory, who lives near Randall, and Richard, of Norway, KS.  The five youngest children with their mother live on the home farm.  A daughter, Alice,  died in infancy.  He is also survived by his father Charles Lundblade of Courtland, KS, his half brother Joe Lundblade  near Kackley, KS, and his half sister Mrs. Ellen Johnson near Kackley, KS.  Fred Lindberg, a step-brother, lives in NE, and Pete Lindberg, another step-brother, lives near Kackley.   
Lundblade, Dora E. (Neischwander) Dora E. Lundblade died at the Community Hospital in Beloit, KS December 12, 1961,  She was born June 7, 1867 in Ohio, the daughter of John Neischwander.  When she was a little girl of four or five her mother died.  Her father brought her and the other children to Kansas where she grew to womanhood, and was married on November 21, 1886 to Albert Lundblade.  They established a home just west of the Champlin homestead.  Six years later Mr. Lundblade bought the land just east of the Prairie Gem School House.  This was their home as long as Mr. Lundblade lived, and where Mrs. Lundblade lived for several years after his death on March 29, 1917.  Mr. and Mrs. Lundblade were the parents of six sons and four daughters, baby Alice died in infancy.  Dale died in Nov. 1935, Mrs. Dorothy Leidtke died April 29, 1956, and Fred, Sept. 5, 1958.  Surviving children are Guy of Jamestown, Mrs. Lillie Mallory of Beloit, Richard of Madrid, NM, John of Concordia, Frank of Glen Elder, and Mrs. Nellie Anderson of Wood Acre, CA.  Mrs. Lundblade leaves  one sister, Rose of Denver, CO also survives.  Mrs. Lundblade was one of the best neighbors, her kindly disposition endeared her to the hearts of many.  Interment was in the Jamestown Cemetery.
Lundblade, William Frederick   William Frederick Lundblade was born June 6 1898, near  Jamestown , Kansas to Albert and Dora (Niceschwander) Lundblade, and died September 5, 1958.  He lived in the Jamestown community until 1922, when he moved to western Kansas where he met Vera Wigton.  They were married Dec 23, 1923.  To this union were born eight children:  Fred Jr. of Kendall , Kansas : Nellie Watson of Kendall, Kansas, Wayne Lundblade of Garden City, Kansas : Patricia Baker of Garden City, Kansas : Sager of Scott City, Kansas: John Lundblade of Garden City, Kansas :. Frances Hill of Liberal, Kansas : and Charles Lundblade of Garden City, Kansas .  Mr. Lundblade has lived at Kendall , Kansas the past six years, farming.  He has been in bad health the past two years.  He was a member of the Christian Church.  He was well thought of by all his friend’s and all that knew him.  He leaves to mourn his death his wife and children; his mother, Mrs. Dora Lundblade of Glen Elder, Kansas ; four brothers. Guy of Jamestown, Dick of Madrid, New Mexico, John of Concordia, Frank of Glen Elder; two sisters, Mrs. Lily Mallory of Jewell, Kansas and Mrs. Nellie Anderson of Woodacre, California.
Mann, M. C. M. C. Mann was born in east Tennessee, Hawkins county, July 16th, 1816. In 1811 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Bradshaw, and in 1846 he moved his family to Georgia, living there until 1859, when he moved west, settling in Massac county, Illinois, residing there until 1866. During the summer of that year he came to Kansas and located on the homestead which he leaves his family. His death occurred on Friday, Oct. 17th, 1884, after a sickness of eight weeks. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his death and grieve the loss of a loving husband and a kind and thoughtful father. The community loses one of its best and msot respected citizens, and Kansas loses one of her brave and hardy pioneers who faced the dangers of storms, starvation and death, to develop her resources and crown her with the wrested wreath of glory she now wears. There is a martial honor that hovers over the deathbed of a warrior; but when on of our old pioneers lasy down and dies, there is sorrow at his bedside, and a cloud of gloom spreads out over our community, and it is with a shudder we look around and gaze at the broken ranks and ask who will be the next to follow the invisible beckon from beyond the mystic river.  ("The Glasco Sun" Oct. 25, 1884)
McClellan, Martin  August 18th at one o'clock in the afternoon, death visited the home of Martin McClellan and claimed for its own a dear and only son.  He was a bright, playful little child and was dearly loved and petted by all relatives and friends.  He will long be mourned by father, mother, three little sisters and many friends; but they do not mourn as those who have no hope for they know that, though sorrow endure for a night, soon  will come the morning then they will meet the little ones gone before.  (The Glasco Sun, Aug. 25, 1883)
McCollough, Sarah J.  DIED. Sarah J. McCollough, wife of John A. McCollough, died at Glasco, Kans., April 18, 1887. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, conducted by H. E. Ballou, assisted by W. F. Gibson of Clyde. The house was well filled and great respect was shown, and musch sympathy manifested. It is remarkable how the people of Glasco and vicnity drop all business an attend funerals. Me. McCollough has the sympahty of all, in his sudden bereavement and grear [sic] affliction. The three little boys and one little girl should receive the kindest attention from all the neighbors and friends.  (The Glasco Sun,Apr. 23, 1887)
Moore, Charley Charley Moore died at his home in Cloud county, Kansas, July 8th,  1887, after a brief illness. Charley was a promising boy aged 14 years.  Possessed a kind and loving disposition, and was truthful and obliging to all. He was idolized by his parents, brothers and sisters, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Charley will be missed by all, but most by Father, Mother, sisters and brothers. In our home there will be one vacant chair. Charley, how we miss you none can tell.  Home is sad and lonely since you have left us, still we know you have gained the home where changes never come, and we hope when death shall come we may all be ready and, like you, gladly answer to the master's call and our prayers on earth shall be tha twe may meet you, in a home where parting is no more.  (The Glasco Sun, Jul. 23, 1887)
Morris, Thad S. Thad S. Morris, of Cloud County, Kansas, died Thursday night Feb. 17, 1880, aged thirty-seven years. Mr. Morris was born in Mt. Morris, Greene county, Pa. In the spring of 1871, in company with B. F. Billingsley he came to Kansas, and located in the beautiful Solomon Valley, nine miles from Delphos where he resided until his death. He was a man of excellent business qualifications, and useful in the community. He had a large circle of acquaintances, having been one of the early settlers of this part of the country; his early demise is sadly regreted [sic] by the entire community. He leaves a wife and four children. His funeral took place Thursday, Feb. 19, at 2 o'clock. Services by Rev. T. J. Beam, Pastor of the Delphos M. E. church. His remains were followed to Bethel cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.  ("The Glasco Banner" Feb. 21, 1880)
Nelson, Andrew Andrew Nelson was born Anders Nielson, May 26, 1846 in Kelby, Praesto, Denmark and died Dec. 16, 1907 in Concordia, KS.  He immigrated to the US in 1866 with two sisters, Maren Kirsten and Ane Marie to the Michigan and Wisconsin area.  Andrew headed south to Kansas after 1870 living in the Abilene and Junction City area before moving to Cloud County.  He married Malinda Evelyn Terrell May 7, 1876.  They had children, William, Christine, Rachel, Chester, Harry, Ernest, Flora, and Herbert.  (compiled by Susan Hoppe)
Nesbit, Walter  Oct. 2nd. Walter Nesbit, son of J. N. and M. E. Beaver, aged 5 months  and 14 days, from cholera infantum.  (The Glasco Sun, Oct. 6, 1883)
Noah, Mrs. David  Dr. Brierley was called last Sunday evening to see Mrs. David Noah of Wolf creek. The description of the case indicated poisoning. Before the doctor could get there the lady died from the effects of poison. She had borrowed some strychnine and mixed some of it up for rats, and then ate something with the spoon before washing it. This was in the morning and her husband went to Concordia after a physician but could get none, and then came to Glasco. The deceased was about twent-two [sic] years old and had been married less than a year.  (The Glasco Sun, May 16, 1885)
Odette, Eli  Eli Odette died at his home in this city Tuesday evening, after having passed the four score and ten mark. He reached the age of 94 years on June 2, last. Mr. Odette had lived in this community more than sixty years, homesteading on the farm six miles northeast of town in Washington county. He still owned the farm at the time of his death. He was born at St. Gregory, Canada, but moved with his family to Kankakee, Ill., when about two years of age. He grew up there and was married to Miss Ida Betourney at the age of 18 years. Of this union six children survive him - Fred Odette and Mrs. Louis Marcotte of Garden City; John Odette, Mrs. Napoleon Derousseau and Ed Odette of Clifton, and Dennis Odette of Clyde. The wife died 54 years ago and a number of children preceded him in death, the eldest son, Lu, dying a few months ago. A number of years later he was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Balthazor, who survives him, together with three daughters by this marriage - Mrs. Josephine Odette of Garden City, Kansas; Mrs. E. Dowd of Hollywood and Mrs. Dora Huston of Los Angeles, California. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in St. John's Catholic church.  ("Clyde Republican" Jul., 18, 1935)
Ott, Elma Elma Ott, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Agustus [sic] Ott. Born September 11th 1885 [sic]. Little Emma was the pet of the family and of all friends and acquaintances, who extend to the afflicted parents their heartfelt sympathy in in [sic] this their hour of sorrow. The blow falls doubly hard as she was taken from them suddenly. Taken sick the previous week she was not considered dangerous until a few minutes before her death which was caused by croup.  ("The Galsco Sun" Jul. 12, 1884)
Phebe Ann (Mendenhall) Bushong Phebe Ann Mendenhall was born in Indiana, Nov. 1, 1845. Moved to Jasper county, Iowa with her father's family in the fall of 1853, was married to Samuel Bushong on the 15th. of April 1866. Resided in Iowa till the spring of 1884. At that time moved to Heber, Cloud Co., Kan., where she continued to reside till death. On the 3rd. of Nov. 1902 she had a stroke of paralysis on the right side from which she partially recovered, till on the 26th. of Feb. 1903, she took another stroke from which she never regained consciousness, and departed this life at 3:30 P.M. Feb. 28, 1903, aged 57 years, 3 months and 27 days, leaving behind a husband and a foster son, with many relatives and a host of friends who mourn her departure.
Potts, Anne Anne, wife of John A. Potts, at their home near Glasco, Kansas, on Friday, June 24, 1887. Aged 47 years.  Mrs. Potts was born at Corydon Ind., and married to John A. Potts in 1857, and moved to Belmont county Misouri [sic], being at that place one year, thence to Jonesville Ind., and to Manhattan Kansas, in 1886 [sic], from there to their homestead near Glasco May 14, 1867. Where she endured with her family the hardships, trials and privations of frontier life. She was the mother of five children, four of which live to mourn her loss. Mrs. Potts was loved and respected by all her friends and acquaintances who extend to the husband and family their sympathy in their hour of affliction, over the seemingly untimely death of the wife and mother.  (The Glasco Sun, Jun. 25, 1887)
Powers, Mrs. W. L. It is difficult to express in a few words the sterling worth of the fine and noble character of Margrethe Powers who was of a quiet and demure disposition and whose greatest ambition was to make life beautiful for her family and friends. Immaculate in her home and dress, meticulous in all her activities, her chief delights were her exquisite needlework and her cooperation with her husband in the care of their lawn and flower garden which was of the nicest in Glasco. In her lodge work she was letter perfect to the least detail.  Friends will long remember other attributes of this fine woman and her courage and fortitude during the recent illness and death of her husband which was less than five months ago.
Powers, W. L. The community was again shocked and saddened by the death of W. L. Powers on Saturday, October 28th.  Mr. Powers had been in the hospital less than two weeks, and until that time, only his nearest friends were aware that his condition was serious.  Mr. Powers had continued his work as station agent until he entered the hospital.
Queary, Alexander   Alexander Queary, at his home in Clyde, Jan. 17 1894, aged 62 years. Funeral services was held in the M.E. church on the 18th at 2pm. Rev. Michener preached a very touching and appropriate sermon from Matthew xxiv: 42,43,44.  Mr. Queary was born in  Canada 1832, but moved to Iowa in 1857. When the war broke out he joined the 19th regt. Iowa Vol. Inft. and gave three years of his life to the defense of his country. After the war, he returned to Iowa and on April 2 1866 he was married to Miss Sarah Henderson and in 1878 he moved his family to the vicinity of Clyde, Kan. where they have since made their home. He leaves a wife and three grown daughters to mourn his loss. 
Rambo, Wm. Wm. Rambo, age nineteen son of Squire Rambo, who lives two miles southeast of this city [Concordia] met with a fatal accident on Sunday last. He was experimenting with some old cartridges in a revolver, and had snapped them two or three times each and of course he thought they would not explode. His friend cautioned him, and he thoughtlessly raised the revolver in front of his face and was saying, "Now if it should go off" and just then he pulled the trigger the cartridge was discharged, the bullet entered his forehead just above the eyebrow, his remains were laid away on Monday. His father and family have our sympathy.  ("The Galsco Sun" Mar. 8, 1884)
Reid, W. E. W. E. Reid died in Kansas City Friday night, April 8, 1887, of pneumonia. Mr. Reid was an old Cloud County resident and for a long time filled her most important offices. The deceased was forty-three years old.  (The Glasco Sun, May 16, 1887)
Rush, Edward DIED. Edward Rush, at his home near Cool, Kansas, Friday morning, May 13, 1887. Aged 28 years, 9 months and 8 days.  The deceased was born near Spencerville, Allen county, Ohio; came to Kansas in 1887, where he remained until his death. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death.  (The Glasco Sun, May 21, 1887)
Rush, Rudolph At about 10:30 o'clock on Thursday morning death claimed another victim near Coolville.  The spirit of Rudolfus Rush, aged 30 unmarried, and almost alone in the world left this mortal sphere for the better world.  For many years he had been suffering frrom that dread disease consumption, to which he finally succumbed.  His parents, and one brother died within the past few years, and left him, with an only brother to fight the battle of life alone.  The Rush family were among the first settlers in Ottawa County.  A short time since however Rudolphus and his brother lived near Coolville.  This remaining brother was the only mourner at the grave, though many neighbors and friends attended the funeral which took place at Delphos yesterday.  (The Glasco Sun, Feb. 03, 1883)
Schierbaum, John Henry John was born Jan. 29, 1871 in Spencer County, Indiana to Gerhard Heinrich Schierbaum, who was born in Barkhausen, Hannover, Germany in 1844 and Catherine Gunther.  John moved to Nebraska as a young adult and with two friends worked at, and then purchased, a brick plant.  After ten years in Nebraska, the brick plant was sold and John moved to Mitchell Co., Kansas with his former business partner and brother-in-law, John Reinke.  He married Lydia Noller, March 1905.  He retired to Concordia in 1928.  He moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1941 and died there Jan. 15, 1953.  He and Lydia had three children, Vane Schierbaum, Opal Schierbaum Palmquist, and Ethyl Faye Schierbaum.  Ethyl died as an infant.
Smith, Margaret Bell Died.  Margaret Bell Smith, who lived with her son, five miles south of Glasco. Mother Smith was born in Fayett Co. Penn. Nov. 2, 1815, and died June 11, 1887. For nine weeks her suffering was intense, but was most patiently borne. She left a noble christian example to her five children, who are still among the living, and has gone to be with the three who have passed on before. The weeping of the tender hearted grand-children at the church and at the grave was very bitter indeed. The gate of death is especially a mystery to the young Rev. G. S. her son, a minister, who has often given words of condolence to others, showed by his deep feelings that it is bitter to give up a dead mother even with the greatest assurance of meeting again.  As to her body, she sleeps in the cemetery at Glasco; as to her spirit she is "absent from the body, and present with the Lord, 2 Cor. 5:8.  She does not "Live in the flesh." She has realized her "desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. " Phil. 7:22-23.  (The Glasco Sun, Jun. 18, 1887)
Smith, William Marshall  Born in Liberty Mills, Indiana March 29, 1861.  Aged 62 years 16 days.  In his early young manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Belle Buffington.   To them 12 children were born. 7 daughters and 5 sons.  1 daughter and 2 sons dying in infancy.  Surviving Mrs. Lee Teasley, Mrs. George Whiteman, Mrs. Fell, Mrs. Dahlberg, Ovid, William and Lee.  He came with his parents to Kansas in 1878 and settled in the community midway between Delphos and Glasco living almost continuously in the vicinity of Delphos until his death.  At the tabernacle meeting held here 3 years ago he and Mrs. Smith confessed their faith in Christ and associated themselves with the Methodist church.  The last time he was on the streets was to attend the evening services just 2 weeks before his death.  He leaves his faithful wife, 4 daughters, 3 sons, 14 grandchildren, his aged father and mother, 2 sisters and 1 brother to mourn for him.  He died looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our savior Jesus Christ.  Memorial services were held for him Tuesday April 17 in the Methodist church at 2:30 conducted by G. S. Smith assisted by his pastor.  Burial was at the Delphos cemetery.
Stallings, Jesse C. Jesse C. Stallings, husband of Matilda Stallings and an uncle of Manley Stallings, Ira Bushong and Charles Conway, died at the Wray Hospital on Thursday March 13 at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 21 days. Death was due to Apoplexy. The deceased was born in Indiana on August 22, 1847. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Tynes of the Christian Church. The body was taken to the old home at Miltonvale, Kansas for burial.
Stallings, Mathilda Bushong Funeral services were held from the Hitchcock Mortuary in Wray Tuesday morning of this week for Mrs. Jess Stallings, 79, who died at the home of her nephew, Ira Bushong of north of Laird, Monday of this week. Rev. Clark Bower was in charge of the services. The remains were taken to Miltonvale, Kansas Tuesday evening where interment will be made beside her husband, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Stallings has been making her home with her nephew for some time and was highly respected by the many who knew her.
Steel, David S. Sr DIED. May 1, 1887, in Glasco, David S. Steel, Sr., aged 74 years, after a short illness.  (The Glasco Sun, May 01, 1887)
Stillwell, Mrs.  Mrs. Stillwell died last Sunday at her home near Rice, this county.    For three and one-half years she has lived without eating any solid  food, sustaining life by liquid food and milk.  She was unable to swallow any solid food.  She was very much emaciated and at the time of her  death did not weigh over fifty pounds.  On Monday Drs. Sawhill and Priest held a post-mortem examination and found the right lung partially gone, the stomach reduced to about one-fourth the natural size and the walls were thickened and hard.  The stomach would not hold more that two  teaspoonsful of liquid.  This is a very rare case, and one of unusual interest to physicians.  (The Glasco Sun, Apr. 2, 1887)
Talbot, Julia  Julia Talbot was born in Quebec, Canada, August 12, 1847, and died at her home in Clyde, Kansas, Jan. 26, 1933, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Marcel Balthazor 66 years ago, coming from Kankakee, Illinois and homesteading a farm northwest of Clifton in 1871. She had been a resident of this community ever since; moving to Clyde about 25 years ago. Mr. Balthazor passed away nine years ago last month. Fourteen children were born to this union, the following of whom survive: Eli Balthazor of Clyde, Mrs. Mary Tremblay of Clyde, Nelson Balthazor of Clifton, Philip Balthazor of Concordia, Mrs. Rosa Collette of Clifton, and MRs. Anna Nault of Clyde. She also leaves a number of brothers and sisters who include George, sr, Joseph and Fred Talbot of Greenleaf, Philip Talbot of Barnes, Mrs. Lou Odette of Clyde, Mrs. Napoleon Mailloux of Blue Rapids, South Dakota, and 27 living grandchildren.  ("Clyde Republican" Feb., 9, 1933)
Teasley, Mrs. D. W.  The funeral of Mrs. D. W. Teasly took place Thursday afternoon.  Mrs.  T. was a victim of consumption and died on Wednesday, Oct 17th.  She  leaves a family of five small children and a husband to mourn her loss.   Mr. Teasly has the sympathy of the community, in his depp affliction.   (The Glasco Sun, Aug. 13, 1883)
Terrell, George Washington G. W. Terrell died at the home of his daughter about 11 o'clock Friday morning (June 28, 1907). Terrell was born in Licking County, OH, 5/3/1821. He married Rachel Williams in 1841. The family moved to Missouri in 1855 and from there came west to Cloud County in 1871. Deceased was a member of the United Brethern church. He was a mason at Hartford,Putnam,Co., MO, in 1856, and was very proud of his membership in that order, and it is one of the finest things to the credit of the Concordia lodge that its members seen to it that Grandpa George Terrell was always at the "big doings" and was cared for by all, as though he was the chief guest of honor. He was the kindliest of men, and beloved by all who knew him.  Seven children surviving him are Mrs. Andrew Nelson, Mrs. George Rolph, Mrs. Denslow of Bonner Springs, Mrs. Rachel Axe of Bonner Springs, Nathan of Independence, Samuel and James of Petaluma, California.  (condensed from the Kansan, July 5, 1907)
Thompson, Mary  Mary, infant daughter of Joshua P. and Emma Thompson, died Thursday, February 6th 1887, aged four days. Source: The Glasco Sun, Glasco, Kansas, Saturday, March 5, 1887, Vol 5 No 7 DIED. Wednesday evening in Glasco, Grace, the infant daughter of C. F. and Maggie Hubbard, aged 4 months and 19 days. Source: The Glasco Sun, Glasco, Kansas, Saturday, March 26, 1887, Vol 5 No 11 Our Departed Friend Lillie. The death of Lillie Breckenridge was deeply felf by her friends, who were many. Her death was sudden. She was taken sick on Saturday and on Monday following she died. Lillie was one of those perfect girls and she was a member of the U. B. church and her walk has been faithfully onward and upward, and now at last she has won the prize, gone to receive her crown, and to praise her God in glory. 
Tremblay, Alfred (Fred) Alfred (Fred) Tremblay was born at St. Joseph, Kansas on March 8, 1878 and departed this life November 30, 1956 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 22 days, at his home in Concordia. He was the third of nine children of Mose and Marie Tremblay.   He was born on a farm which his parents had homesteaded east of St. Joseph, Kasnas and farmed in the Ames community all of his life, until moving to Concordia in 1936. In Concordia he worked for the Fairmont Creamery until he retired 13 years ago.   On August 5, 1901 he was united in marriage to Mary Balthazor at Clyde, Kasnas. To this union six children were born: Philip, Matilda, William, Wilfred, Jedeon and Millie. Two children preceded him in death, Philip and Jedeon. Three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Girard, Mrs. Med Couture and Mrs. Jeremy Couture and three brothers, John, Alex and Joe preceded him in death.  He is deeply mourned by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Urban of Concordia and Mrs. Levi Hubert of Albany, Oregon; two sons, William of Concordia and Wilfred of CLyde; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is survived by only two brothers, Eli of Concordia and Henry of Washington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec. 3rd at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Concordia, with Father Moeder officiating.  Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Concordia.  ("Clyde Republican" Dec. 6, 1956)
Tremblay, Marie Baltazor  Marie Baltazor Tremblay, was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois, January 1st, 1848, and departed this life at the home of her son, Eli, near Ames, Kansas, on December 22, 1926, at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Mose Tremblay at Kankakee, Ill., on April 13, 1868. To this union 13 children were born, 4 dying in infancy. Her husband departed this life on May 25, 1920. In the fall of 1870 they came to Kansas and located on a homestead 1 mile east of St. Joe. In the year 1916, they moved to Clyde.  Those left to mourn her loss are her six sons, John A., of Damar, Kansas, Alex, Fred, Henry, Emile and Eli, all of Clyde; three daughters, Alma Girard of Vermillion, South Dakota, Elmore Couture and Anna Couture of Clyde; three brothers, John Baltazor of Damar, Kansas and Marcell and Oliver of Kankakee, Illinois. Also 36 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.   The funeral services were held at the Catholic church in St. Joe, December 27th, at nine o'clock. Her six sons acted as the pall bearers. Interment was made in the St. Joe cemetery beside her husband.  ("Clyde Voice Republican" Dec. 30, 1926)
Tremblay, Mrs. L. J.  Mrs. L.J. Tremblay died at St. Joseph's Hospital at Concordia Monday, March 14, follwing an operation for gall stones. Corinne Boivin was born at Muskegon, Mich. Sept. 23, 1875. She was the daughter of Pierre Boivin and Adelaide Balthazor and was the fourth of a family of five children. Her father died when she was four years of age and shortly after the family moved to Kansas, settling near Brantford. In 1881, her mother remarried to Nelson Larouche and in 1885 the family moved east of St. Joseph on the present Joe Bertrand farm, where they resided for five yars, when they moved north of CLyde on what is now the Edison Brooks farm.  On April 3, 1894 she was married to L.J. Tremblay, son of Julien Tremblay and Marguerite Davis. They lived near St. Joe until Aug. 1, 1911, when they moved to Strasburg, Sask., Can., returning to the old home place in 1914.  She was the mother of fifteen children, four dying in infancy. One daugther, Genevieve, died in 1915, aged 17 years. Those living are: Mrs. Adelaide Savoie, of Fairbault, Inn., Mrs. Rosanna Sorrell, living near home; Mrs. Margaret Ribordy of Grainfield, Kan.; Theodore, aged 16, Philip, 15, Albert, 12, Francis, 10, Alphonse, 8, Cleo, 6, Mary Ann, 4, at home; two brothers, Joseph, of Fowler, Ind., and Peter of Stephenson, Calif. and one sister, Mrs. Ida Bachand of Sturgis, S.Dakota.  She became ill on Tuesday, March 8.  ("Clyde Voice Republican" Mar. 24, 1921)
Valerian Pospere Commeree  Mr. Pete Commeree who lived here for a year passed away after a short illness at his home Friday, Feb 3rd.  The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and children, all of them being to young to be of any assistance to her.  He was laid to rest in the Aurora Cemetery.  Note:  He is buried next to his first wife Leah Courville Commeree but has no stone.  His second wife was Leah's sister Josephine Courville.  Both were daughters of Narcisse (Nelson) Courville and Olivene Langevin Courville who are also buried at Aurora.  
Veatch, Mr. John M. DIED. Sunday May 17th, 1885, at his home in this city [Concordia], Mr. John M. Veatch, proprietor of the Revere House, of Consumption, aged 52 years. The deceased was born Dec. 18th 1833, in White Co., Ill., and in 1843 moved to Davis county, Indiana. In 1855 was married to Miss Matilda Bennett. In 1872 he moved to Mitchell county, Kansas and from thence to Concordia in 1883. He was converted in 1851 when about eighteen years of age and united with the M. E. Church and lived a consistent Christian life, enduring into the end. He was a patient sufferer for nearly 27 years. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. He was buried on Monday, at 1 o'clock, the funeral services taking place at the M. E. Church, Rev. John A. Bull officiating.
Ward, John  At Harper, Kansas, Nov. 10th, 1882 [sic], after years of suffering,  Bro. John Ward, aged forty years, three months and eight days. The subject of this notice was born in Perth, Canada West, Aug. 2nd,  1842, and settled in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1872, where he resided until the  fall of 1881, when he with his family moved to Glasco, Kansas, hoping the change of climate would benefit his declining health.  But a complication of diseases had become so deeply seated that his shattered constitution was unable to throw them off.  But the saddest thing in connection with his sickness and death was the fact that he was absent from his family and home the last four weeks  of his life.  He conceived the idea that the climate of southern Kansas would help him, and he decided to visit his wife's folks in Harper county, and no persuasion could induce him to change his mind; notwithstanding he was too weak for such an undertaking.  His faithful companion accompanied him and remained by his side until he breathed his last.  He  died happy in Jesus.  The last intelligant words that fell from his lips were "Blessed Lord! Blessed Jesus."   He leaves a widow, six children and many relatives to mourn, "but they sorrow not as those without hope."  Many of the readers of the Times were acquainted with Bro. John and they will bear witness that he was a devoted, earnest, genial, liberal, peace-making and zealous christian.  An exemplary citizen, and affectionate husband and father.  He was emphatically a good man, and the legacy left to his family, to the church and to the cummunity was "a good  name."  ("The Glasco Sun" Nov. 10, 1883)
Ward, Mr. George At his late home in Glasco, Kansas, April 22d, 1884, of pneumonia, Mr. GEORGE WARD, Sen., aged 71 years. He leaves an aged wife and eight children to mourn his loss. Deceased was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1813, and came to Canada in 1823. He was married in Toronto, Can., in 1836, In 1868 he immigrated to Jackson county, Iowa, with his family; from there he came to Pratt county, Kansas, for his wife's health. In the fall of 1880 he came to Glasco, where he made his home till his death. He was a noble follower of Christianity for 50 years before his death. He was a loving husband and a kind father, and was dearly beloved by all who knew him. A great many mourn his loss, besides his relatives. He was followed to his last resting place by a great many mourning friends. Yet "they mourn not as those who have no hope," for they all know, if they follow his footsteps, they will meet him again in a land where pain and suffering will never be known. He passed away as peacefully as one falling asleep. It can truthfully be said of him, -- "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which one never wakes to weep."   ("The Glasco Sun" Apr. 26, 1884)
Weatherby, Libbie  Between twelved and one o'clock on last Friday, Libbie Weatherby, about 14 years of age, was playing near a little fire kindled in a hole in the ground, over the hill south of the school house, where (the wind being very high) the flames reached out and caught her clothing. The children with her were to [sic] small to render her any assistance but ran to the school house for help. When help came she was lying on her face burned almost to a crisp but still living. She was immediately carried home and every thing done for her comfort but being beyond all earthly help, she died Saturday morning at 7 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Saturday morning before the largest audience ever assembled in the new church.  ("The Glasco Sun" Mar. 8, 1884)
Wershing, Dollie & Daughty  At the residence of their parents in this village on Wednesday, August  8th, Dollie Wershing, aged seven months and twenty-five days; and on  Saturday, Aug. 11th, Daughty Wershing, aged seven months and twenty eight days, twin babies of Ben and Jennie Wershing.  They were bright children and by their innocent ways had endeared  themselves, in an unusual way, to the household and their many friends in this village.  That dread disease known as summer complaint has been reaping its awful harvest in Glasco by claiming both twin babies of Mr. and Mrs.  Wershing.  (The Glasco Sun, Aug. 18, 1883)
Wilson, Mr. John D.  Mr. John D. Wilson, Sheriff of Cloud county, died on Saturday, Oct. 10th, last at about 5 o'clock p. m. of lung and liver disease. He was born in Harrison county, Ohio, on May 4, 1839. In about 1852 his parents removed to Marshall County, Kansas, where his father died, his mother survives. At the breaking out of the great civil war, he joined Co. A.  7th Kas. Vol. Cavalry of which Co. A. B. Sanders was captain at the close. He was a brave and intrepid soldier, beloved by all his comrades and respected by his officers. In 1868 he removed to Cloud County. and took an active part in the early Indian troubles, again under Captain Sanders. In 1875 he was elected sheriff of this county and has been sheriff or deputy ever since. The funeral was largely attended by our citizens and persons from abroad. The services were conducted under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge of this city of which Mr. Wilson was a member. The members of the G. A. R. assisted as an escort. Revs. Bushnell, Bull and Jackson officiated at the church. While the procession was passing the college buildings the school children had been arranged all in a row and looked very pretty. He leaves a wife and two children. His brother Dan Wilson being under sheriff takes charge of the sheriff's office and duties, and will be acting sheriff until another is appointed by the Govenor [sic].  (The Glasco Sun, Oct. 17, 1885)  
Woodward The eldest son of Byron Woodward, of Lawrenceburg, is reported to be dying of consumption, and M. L. Woodward started this morning for his home. Mrs. Woodward having already preceded him. Later -- A telegram was received last evening announcing the boys death.   (The Glasco Sun, Jul. 23, 1887)
Woodward, Mrs. Mahlon Last week Mrs. Mahlon Woodward was stricken with a stroke of  paralysis.  She lingered along until yesterday morning, when the spark of life  was extinguished.  The funeral will be held this morning at ten o'clock.   (The Glasco Sun, Sep. 25, 1886)  
Wright, W. H. W. H. Wright died very suddenly this morning at 4 o'clock from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken last evening.  (The Glasco Sun, Sep. 10, 1887)






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