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The angel of death again made his appearance and this time Keith Everett SUTTON answered the final call. Keith was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George O. SUTTON. He was born Feb 25, 1913, at Haddam, Kansas and departed this life at Hollenberg, KS, Dec 24,1931, at the age of 18 years, 9 months and 29 days. He attended his first year of school at Haddam then in 1919 he moved from her with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, where the family lived until 1926, when they spent a year in Boise, Idaho and Portland, Oregon. Following that family came to Haddam where Keith attended his first year of High School. For the past two years they have lived at Great Bend, KS. He leaves to mourn, besides his parents, a brother, George O, Jr., many relatives and friends. Keith was ill only nine days. He was skating when someone ran into him pushing his hand through a glass cutting a deep gash in his hand. It was apparently healing nicely when tetanus developed. He uncomplainingly suffered the pangs of the disease and they thought he was recovering as fast as possible until Wednesday night, when he began to fail. In the still small hours of the morning he quietly slipped away, leaving only the memory of a kind hearted cheerful lad, who will be missed by all who were endeared to him. The Rev. EDDINS, pastor of the Baptist church in Hollenberg, conducted funeral services in the Haddam church, Sunday afternoon in the presence of many sympathetic friends. As the winter sun began to sink in the west his body was gently lowered to its last resting place in the Haddam cemetery.
Monday marked the passing of another one of Haddam's older residents, when Mrs. Elizabeth BRANT, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. HUSSLEMAN at Clifton. Funeral services wer conducted Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the Turner Funeral Parlor in Clifton and short services and interment was mad in the Haddam Cemetery. The store of her life: Elizabeth SIGRIST, daughter of Jacob and Verena SIGRIST, was born in Green Co, WI, Aug 24, 1857 and died at the home of her daughter in Clifton, KS, Aug 3, 1842 at the age of 84 years , 11 months and 10 days. She was one of a family of eleven children, all of which have preceded her in death with the exception of two sisters, Mrs. Nettie FAIRBANKS of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. Rose KLINKHARDT of Stockton, Nebraska and one brother John SIGRIST of Passadena, California. When quite a young girl she moved with the family to Mason City, IL where she met and married Thomas J. BRANT, who preceded her in death six years ago last April. To this union three children were born, two daughters, Mrs. Rena REA of Haddam, KS and Mrs. Susie HUSSELMAN of Clifton, KS and one son, George Fredrick, who preceded her in death 15 years ago. Nine grand-children and six great grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn her passing. When quite a young girl she was baptized in the German Lutheran church and lived the Christian life to the end. She was a pioneer mother and blazer of trails for others. In her death we mourn the passing of a pioneer. On her casket and at her grave we lay our wreaths of respect and honor as an humble acknowledgement of the debt of gratitude we owe her for the blessings wer enjoyed because she lived and sacrificed.
Adelia Almedia STEELE, daughter of Oliver H. Perry and Caroline STEELE was born at Flag Station, Ogle Co, Illinois on July 4, 1864 and departed this life Nov 10, 1941 at her home in Strawberry township, aged 77 years, 4 months and 6 days. In 1883 in company with her family, she came to Washington Co, Kansas, where they settled and which locality has for nearly 60 years been her home. Thus, mother DODD has witnessed and been an integral part in the growth of the locality since the late pioneer days. On Oct 25, 1885, she was united in marriage to Thomas C. DODD. To this union 3 sons were born, Thomas C. and Alba C, both of Linn, KS and Perry A., who died in defense of his country in the World War at Chatereaux, France, on Mar 27, 1918. Mr. DODD, Sr. died several years ago. Surviving besides the two sons and their wives are 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, also 4 sisters, Mrs. Cora ANDERSON of Clifton, Mrs Ada MILLER of Jacksonville, Texas; Mrs. Bertha JOHNSON, Longmont, CO; Mrs. Vashti WAYMAN of Willow Springs, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Eliza STEELE of Manhattan, Kansas and a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral services were held at the Throop church at 2 o'clock on Tuesday, Nov 11, with the Rev. F.E. WENDLAND in charge. Six nephews were pallbearers, Perry N, and Fay E. CHUBBUCK, Munce N. JOHNSON, Oliver P. STEELE, Claude and Clarence ANDERSON. By Mrs. DODD's request the music was in charge of another nephew, Willis DARBY. Also by her special request the hymn "Waiting and Watching for Me" was sung. It had been sung at her sisters funeral in 1893 and also at her father and mother's funerals. In this day of defense activities it is singular that Mrs. DODD's birthday should be July 4, and her burial Nov 11 and buried as she was in Washington City Cemetery, she was placed in the family lot beside the two absent ones of her family, the husband Thomas C., a veteran and son, Perry A. a veteran of the World War.
Leon I. FOX, son of Jerome I. and Ida LARABEE FOX was born near Cuba, Kansas Aug 26, 1900 and died in the general hospital at Muskogee, Oklahoma of pneumonia , following an operation for appendicitis. His sweetheart, Miss Kate HUDSON of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and his room mate, Ira
_INDER (torn) were with him during his illness and were at his bedside when death came. At an early age he came with his parents to this vicinity and when five years old, he was left an orphan and became the object of the loving kindness of his brothers and sisters. His early life , all boyhood’s time of June was spent here; attending the schools where he endeared himself to his schoolmates and all who knew him by his cheerful, happy disposition. When about seventeen years old he went to Oklahoma to visit his older brothers. who were there and the lure of the new country proving great, he eventually made that his home. He was introduced to Masonry, Sept 11, 1925 and was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason, Nov 13, 1925. A short life, all to short, only 29 years, 4 months and 19 days, the youngest of ten children. Three sisters, Mr. F.H. GIBBONEY an Mrs. B. A. DRIPS of Haddam, Mrs. Frank PARRACK of Chicago, Illinois; five brothers, Frank FOX of Grand Island, Nebraska, Schuyler, Roy, Manely and Glenn of Ponca City, Oklahoma, are left to mourn for him. One sister Mrs. Nell ROBERTS of Greeley, Colorado, died in Aug, 1927. Many other relatives are among those who mourn. "Pete FOX" was loved by all who knew him for his cheerful, happy, kindly disposition. Here, where he was known to all his death has brought sorrow. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Haddam M.P. church by the Rev. J.P. SNARE, assisted by the Rev. G.S. LATIMER of Blocker. The Haddam Masonic order conducted the final rites at the grave in Old Cuba cemetery, where he was laid to rest.
Tourtillott and Hatley in Clark Co, Illinois Marriages:
McKierman, James Julia Ann Hatley 22 Mar. 1869 p.417 Tourtillott, Abraham Caroline Hatley 6 Aug 1876 p.211 Tourtillott, James E. Amandaline Bennett 13 Mar. 1879 p.368 Bennett, Riley M. Minnie Hatley 13 Apr 1895 p.284
1895 Elk KS TWP of Union Center vol 117 Fremont Ellis 33 MW MO MO Rose S Ellis 27 FW KS KS Charles Otto Ellis 27 MW KS KS Willard A Ellis 9 MW KS KS Clea Viaala Ellis 5 FW KS KS Emery Seal 2 MW Kansas KS Cland Willis 1 mo MW KS KS
pg 6 Lanathans Creek Twp Haywood july 21 1873 vol 12 1870 roll 1142 NC 63 63 Boyd John 26 MW farmer 600 200 North Carolina Rebecca 24 FW Keeping house NC James MW SC Ellis, James 26 MB frm labor Tennessee
pg 4 Forks of Hgson? Tgson? twp july 19 1870 Haywood Co 24 24 Benson, Mary Ann 48 FB farm labor GA Ellis, Susan 7 FB SC
pg 61 Liberty Twp 1860 ran out of time and did not get to write it all down 431 433 Richard Ellis 19 MW IN Mary 19 FW IN Julia 1 FW IN
Longton 1925 KS roll44 G W Ellis 35 M IN IN Grace 53 IN IN Algie M Keneth M I can not make out my own hand writting George W was not in mine yet so did not go back and get it Vererela F Bettie F
1870 Jefferson Co KS Jefferson pg 28 June 28 1870 190 202 William Ellis 63 MW farmer New York Jerasha 42 FW keeping house New York George M 12 MW Alarenarh 9 FW KS Clora E 7 FW KS Samuel 2 MW KS
pg 5 Oskaloose Twp Jefferson Co KS July 2 1870 34 34 Ellis, Edwaard J 33 MW Carriage Marker KS Thora G 20 FW keeping house Ohio Julia 6 FW KS Gregose 3 MW KS
1875 Howard roll 8 Most of this roll ws unreadable and this is where all sides of my family are sad but I may never find them on this one or anyone else George Ellis 40 M farmer 380 170 England from ILL Rhoda 41 F Ckleograrh ILL Albert 9 Illinois ILL George 7 M ILL ILL Ellmer 1 M ILL ILL
Walter STILL, son of Dr. Noah A. & Helen Marian STILL, was born July 17, 1867 in DeKalb Co, Illinois and died in his home in Haddam, KS , March 27, 1934 aged 66 years, 8 months and 10 days. He came of rugged New England stock, his parents being natives of Vermont, coming to this country in 1870 , when Mr. STILL was a child of 3 years, locating on a homestead in Republic Co, Kansas, five miles nothe of Cuba, where he grew to manhood. On his twentieth birthday his mother died. He remained with his father on the farm and on Feb 6, 1896, he married Miss Emma L. GRISWOLD of Republic Co, KS. He brought his bride to the old homestead where they lived for nine happy years, then moving to the home in Haddam where they have since lived. For many years their home was a home for all the teachers in the community: scattered everywhere now, these teachers will send their love and regard back to what was real home and Mr. and Mrs STILL real parents and advisors. Many positions of public trust has been held by Mr. STILL: City Councilman, Marshal, Street Commissioner for twelve years and on duty in this capacity when stricken with the illness which proved fatal. He was for many years caretaker and supervisor of the City Cemetery, which under his care and artistry became one of the most beautiful anywhere seen. He was a Mason, Eastern Star, Odd Fellow, and Rebekah, an active, helpful and consistant member of each order. He, when a mere youth with his mother and sister united with the M.E. Church.
Elizabeth POWELL, daughter of Enos and Esther POWELL, was born in Henry Co, Illinois, May 28, 1861 and departed this life at her home in Haddam, Kansas, Jan. 7. 1937 at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 9 days. In 1878, she was untied in marriage to Henry K. THRAPP, of Charidon, IA. To this union six children were born, two died in infancy and four survived , Stella STANLEY of California; Grover E. of Wymore, Nebraska; Francis M. of Fairmont, NE, and Almeda E. LAHODNY of Beatrice, NE. She is also survived by her husband, Henry K. THRAPP, two brothers, E.C. POWELL fo Beatrice, NE; F.C. POWELL of Oakland, CA; four sisters, Phoebe TATMAN of Haddam, Armina HALL of Denver, Mrs. E.J. WILSEY of Aronsas Pass, Texas, Anna HOGEMAN of Los Angeles, CA and 14 grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother, always working with her hands, ministering to the needs of her family. Some 50 years ago, she and her husband moved to Lanham, KS, amd soon after moved to the vicinity of Haddam where they since have made their home. Mr. and Mrs. THRAPP had spent a few days visiting in the home of their son Grover. Mrs. THRAPP became ill while on the train returning home. She was seriously ill for about ten days, then passed peacefully to her reward. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Haddam Church conducted by the Rev. L.E. DIXON. Interment was made in the Haddam cemetery.
George Washington WHITNEY was born in Phillips, Maine, Dec 8, 1838 and died at Chanute, KS, Thursday, Oct 30, 1930 at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 23 days. Mr. WHITNEY moved with his parents when he was a year old to Illinois where he grew to manhood. At this time our country became involved in the great Civil War. He applied three different times to join the Union forces, but was rejected on the account of an injured foot. In 1862, he with a small group of men drove across the country to California with horse teams. They endured the hardships, which only the early plainsmen understand. At one time they were attacked by a band of Indians and two of the small group were killed. Mr. WHITNEY came to Kansas in 1869. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie M. HARTLEY at Marysville, Kansas in 1873. In the spring of 1878, the WHITNEY's moved to the Haddam vicinity where their family was reared. Their children were; Frank, who died in infancy, A.C. WHITNEY of Ogallala, Nebraska; Vina, who died when a small child; George W. Jr. of Heigler, NE; Pearl H. of Morrisey, WY; Mrs. Effie W. SIMON of Chanute,. KS; and Lester L. of Morrisey, Wyoming. Mr. WHITNEY leaves to mourn his aged companion, his children, 16 grandchildren. He became a member of the Masonic Order, Sept 26, 1868 at Courtland, Illinois and later transferred his membership to Haddam. He had the honor of being the oldest Mason in the state of Kansas, so far as could be learned. In his passing another one of our grand old pioneers has answered the Last Call. He lived to see our state develop from the wild prairie stage to the present time. He made his contribution to the world and has passed on, leaving the memory of a kind and loving husband and father and loyal friend. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.P. Church in Haddam, conducted by the Rev. LATIMER and services were held at the grave in the Haddam Cemetery.
William Thomas LLOYD was born on the 2 day of July, 1861 at Cherrytree, Pennsylvania and died at a hospital in Topeka, Kansas, Monday, Oct 20, 1930: age 69 years, 2 mos, 26 days. Mr LLOYD was the son of Stephen LLOYD and Phebe Jane LLOYD, who came to Toulon, Illinois, from PA in 1865, and later removed to Burchard, NE in 1881. Mr. LLOYD at an early age engaged in the jewelry business at Toulon, IL and later at Burchard, NE. Hew was married to Mary Q. BATES, daughter of Ansel A. BATES and Constantia Almeda BATES at Burchard, Pawnee Co, NE, July 8, 1893.
He leaves surviving, his devoted wife and three sons and two daughters. The sons are Vaughn B LLOYD, Chicago, IL and W. E. W. LLOYD, Calderwood, TN and William A. B. LLOYD, Washington, KS. The daughters are: Lois L LOYD SCHROPP of Washington, KS and Pauline LLOYD MCFARLAND, Topeka, KS. Mr. LLOYD also leaves four brothers surviving. They are J. Darsie LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA; Ernest H. LLOYD, Toulon, IL; John G. LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA and Frederick S. LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA. An elder sister, Cather J. DORT died in 1920 and one brother, Frank died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs E. H. LLOYD of Toulon, IL and many nephews, nieces and other relatives, including six grandchildren and all the sons and daughters were present for the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD and their son, Vaughn removed to Washington co, KS from Nebraska where the other four children were born. The family home for many years has been in Washington, where Mr. LLOYD was engaged in the jewelry business until the fall of 1917. Mr. LLOYD was elected probate judge of Washington CO and assumed the duties of that office in 1925. He held the office until the date of his death, at which time he was treasurer of the probate judges association of the state of Kansas. His civic duties extended to service on the school board for many years as member and president; as chief of the volunteer fire department and other civic duties where he could give service to his city, county and state.
He united with the Christian church at Burchard, NE as a young man and remained a loyal and faithful member to his last days. He was a member of the I.O.O.I. and served that order in an official capacity at various duties. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Thursday afternoon, Oct 27, conducted by Rev H.V. LESLIE assisted by Rev. F. Clarke BATEMAN of Clay Center and burial was in the Washington Cemetery.
Today, May 7, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. KENNELLEY of Haddam are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. KENNELLEY were married in Washington, Kansas in 1882. They lived on a farm northeast of Haddam a few years before Mr. KENNELLEY in partnership with Hayes DRIPS, owned and operated the Haddam Livery Stable for a number of years. The KENNELLEYs later moved to their farm just east of Haddam where they lived many years. After the flood last spring, they moved to their residence in the east part of town.
Mr. and Mrs KENNELLEY enjoy very good health and lead quite active lives. They have a very nice garden this spring and take pleasure in their well kept yard. The KENNELLEY's have one son, Morris, of Los Angeles, CA, who just recently spent a week with his parents. They have two children deceased, Mrs. Ethel FOLKNER and Milford KENNELLEY.
Mrs. KENNELLEY was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank LARABEE, one of the oldest families of the community, pioneer of early days.
Mr. KENNELLEY was born in Illinois and went to Oklahoma where he spent sone time beefore coming to this vicinity. Mr. KENNELLEY can relate many colorful tales about the early days in the Oklahoma territory and also of the settling of this part of the country. The community extends congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. KENNELLEY.
Charles KOEHL, son of John and Elizabeth KOEHL was born in Edwardsville, Madison Co, Illinois on Sept 11, 1862 and departed this life on Sept 27, 1942 at his home neaar Morrowville, Kansas at the age of 80 years and 16 days. In 1887 he came to Kansas and spent the remainder of his years in Washington County. On Nov 24, 1891 he was united in marriage to Emma C. ROLLMAN who preceded him in death by seven years. To this union was born six children; Antone, who died in infancy, Mrs. Ray STONE of Clyde, KS. Mabel and Gilbert of the home, Mrs Robert KUHN of Denver, Co. and Sgt Raymond KOEHL of Chico Army Flying School, Chico, CA. Besides his children and many relatives and friends. Funeral seervices were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Haddam church by the Rev. J. Holland VERNON of the Morrowville Methodist church. Interment was made in the Morrowville cemetery.
One of Haddam's older residents died at her home Friday evening, when Mrs. Mary ALKIRE passed away after several weeks of illness.
Mary Ann ALKIRE, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac ALKIRE, was born March 10, 1861 at Champagne, Illinois, in Paxton Co, and departed this life at her home in Haddam June 30, 1944, at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 20 days. On June 6, 1885 she was united in marriage to Isaac Richard ALKIRE who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1938. To this union eight children were born of which three survive her; Mrs. Martha ROECHEK, Roy ALKIRE, both of Haddam, Kansas and Mrs Geneva JUREY of Norcator, KS. Five children have preceded her in death; Mrs. May MONROE, Mrs. Goldie JUREY, Lida ALKIRE and Minda ALKIRE. She has been a resident of this vacinity for 73 years.
A good many years ago she united with the Haddam church. Her love and sympathy won her many friends. She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her three children, a nephew of the home, John CONBOY and a granddaughter of the home, Miss Goldie JUREY, thirty-five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were conducted at the Haddam Methodist church with Rev. A.H. DeWEESE in charge. Interment was made in the Haddam cemetery.
W.L. BASTOW, died at his home north of Morrowville, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, Feb 12, 1941.
About five weeks ago he was ill with flu and he seemingly did regain strength. Two weeks ago he suffered a light stroke which was followed by a severe on from which he did not recover. Until just the past few years he had been a resident of the Haddam community. He is survived by his wife and three children, Claude A. BASTOW, Blue Island, Illinois, Mrs. Edward R. FENCL of Haddam and Herbert W. BASTOW of Agenda. Funeral services will be conducted at the Blocker Church, Friday afternoon, at 2 o' clock and interment in the Haddam Cemetery. A story of his life will appear next week.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry BERTRAM of Haddam, Kansas celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Haddam, Sunday, Sept 2, 1945, with a family dinner at noon and open house to their friends in the afternoon. Mrs BERTRAM was the daughter of John and Anna HARVEY and was born on a farm three miles southeast of Haddam. Mr. BERTRAM was born at Chicago, Illinois, and was the son of William and Amanda BERTRAM. He was raised in the home of Mr. & Mrs. FINK of Bensenville, IL. Their wedding occurred in her family home on Sept 1, 1895. They began housekeeping on the HALFERTY farm south of town where they lived a few years before they purchased their farm which is located southeast of Haddam. Here they established their home, building and improving their farm and reared their family. Mr. BERTRAM farmed extensively and raise and fed livestock. A number of years ago, Mr. & Mrs BERTRAM retired from the farm and moved to Haddam, where they purchased a home and have since resided. Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM are the parents of five children, John William Henry BERTRAM , who died Apr. 29, 1940; Oscar Robert BERTRAM, who died Dec 28, 1918; twins Lloyd August and Nora Mae BERTRAM-HYNEK and Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH. The couple have ten grandchildren, Mrs. Eileen BERTRAM-DAY, Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM-HEINA, Mrs Wilma BERTRAM-DIETRICK, Doris and Clarice BERTRAM, Nora Opal, Clara and Darel (that was the way it was spelled) BERTRAM, Wm. George HYNEK and Jesse HYNEK and one great grandson. Two of Mrs. BERTRAM's brothers who were present at the wedding in 1895, attended the golden wedding. They are Oscar and Thomas HARVEY. Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM wore flowers on their golden wedding that they wore when they were married.
Following the family dinner which was served at noon, open house was held in the afternoon, Nora Opal BERTRAM presided at the guest book and other members of the family served during the afternoon. The honored couple received the congratulations of their relatives and friends and received many lovely gifts, Money, flowers, cards, and rememberances. Relatives from a distance who were present to spend this pleasant event included: Mr. & Mrs. Philip BERTRAM , Chicago, IL, a nephew of Mr. BERTRAM, August FINKE (notice spelling var.) Bensenville, IL, a son of the family who raised Mr. BERTRAM, Mr. & Mrs. John KRECKER and Mr. & Mrs. Henry KRECKER of Bensenville, IL, daughters of Mr. FINKE, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar HARVEY, LaPlate, MO, Mr. & Mrs. O.T. HARVEY, LaBelle, MO, brothers of Mrs. BERTRAM and Mrs. Alfred HARVEY, Knox City, MO a sister-in-law of Mrs. BERTRAM. Members of the immediate family who were present included Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM and daughters, Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. HYNEK and sons, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd BERTRAM and family and Mrs. Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH. Among the other relatives and friends who called during the afternoon included: Mr. & Mrs Guy BROWN (my grandparents), Miss Phyllis PATTERSON, Mrs. George KOZEL, Mrs. A.R. HOFFMAN, Mrs. T.H. KRISAN, Mrs. S.E. CHURCH, Miss Florence CONGLETON, W.S. CONGLETON, Mr. & Mrs. Ed OLSON, Mrs. A. OLSON, Mrs. Julia MOORE, Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. LONG, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. RUCKER, Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. FENCL and Mrs. John PATTERSON, Mr & Mrs. Louis WURTZ, Fairbury, Ne, Mr & Mrs. Fred HARVEY, Mr. & Mrs George PATTERSON, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. SIMON, Mrs. Annie BURT, Miss Harriett BRICK, Witchita, Mrs. Clifford CONN, Mrs. Morris TEDRO, Mr. & Mrs John BOSWELL, Mrs. Chas. KNEDLIK and Larry, Mr. & Mrs Chas. HYNEK, Mr. & Mrs. L.W. JUSTICE, Mrs. Lena YOUND. Mr. & Mrs. Chas. GOKEN & Marjorie of Linn, Mr. & Mrs L.E. HARRIS, Mrs. Glen PARRETT, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. HOWLEY, Mrs Edith ELLIOT, Mr. & Mrs. Jay WELCH, Mr. & Mrs. Chester SIMON, Washington, Mr. & Mrs R. S. WILFLEY. Mr. & Mrs. Earl EICHMAN and James, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne SIMON and family of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Ed AILOR, Dr. & Mrs. Vernon DAVIS, Mrs Francis MILLS and Cynthia of Oklahoma City, Mr. & Mrs Floy CORNWELL, of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Wm VON WAADEN and family and Mrs. Julia HAWK from Hanover. Mr & Mrs BERTRAM is one of Haddam's fine couples. Mr. BERTRAM takes an active interest in the management of his farms, while Mrs. BERTRAM devotes her time to their home and yard where she grows many lovely flowers. The community extends congradulations to them and best of wishes in the years to come. .
A sense of deep sorrow prevailed throughout the community Friday morning, Jan 1 when the word came of the passing of Harry ROONEY at the Patterson Memorial Hospital at Belleville at 8:30 o'clock. His death was accidental due to asphyxiation in the MILLER home in Belleville, KS, the night of Dec 28, caused from fumes from a gas furnace. George MILLER, as associate in the ROONEY Motor Co, in Belleville was dead when they were found by friends Tuesday noon, Dec 29. Harry, who was unconscious when found was taken to the Patterson Memorial Hospital in Belleville, where Doctors BEIDEWELL and MUNFORD worked tirelessly over him until he passed away Friday morning, never having regained consciousness. Other medical advise including that of Dr. MAYO, was obtained but nothing further could be done. In the story of his life, Harry Edward ROONEY was born at Haddam, KS May 22, 1914 and departed this life Jan 1, 1943 at the age of 28 years, 7 months and 19 days. He was the seventh child of William T. and Otilla ROONEY.
After his graduation from the Haddam public schools, Harry attended St. Benedict's in Atchinson one year, then Kansas State College at Manhattan, where he was a member of the Phi Deltha Theata fraternity. More than any of the other ROONEY children, Harry has been identified with the Haddam community and in recent months the towns of Belleville and Brewster. After college he formed a partnership with his brother George, to conduct the ROONEY Motor Co. car agency at Haddam and Belleville. Later they acquired a ranch at Brewster, Kansas.
Harry was interested in aviation, he had piloted planes and tried repeatedly during the past year to enlist in the Air Corps, but was unable to pass the physical examinations, due to defective eyesight and an asthmatic condition. Therefore,. He stayed home to manage their various undertakings while his brother George has been in the service of his country the past year.
Harry was one of a family of ten children: Anne, director of Town School, a private day boarding school for girls, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois; Mabel, Mrs. James J. CAHILL, Forrest Hills, Long Island, New York; Mary, dietitian, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana; Wm. T. Jr., rancher, Deerfield, KS.; father of W. T. the third and Linda Ann, only nephew and niece of Harry; Helen, artist, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. ; George, 1st Lieutenant, Army Camp Beaurgard, LA; Harry deceased Jan 1, 1943; Paul Senior Lieutenant, U.S. Army fighter plane duty; Frederick born Dec 10, 1917, passed away eleven days later; Geraldine, Mrs. Donald SIMPSON, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
The death of Harry was the first one in the W. T. ROONEY family since that of baby Frederick twenty-five years ago. Harry with his brothers and sisters and close friends enjoyed gathering in the family home. There was a tie of affection that held the family close together. Now, something of the joy of living has gone from the family circle, and while no doubt they will be together again. Harry's passing will leave a vacant place which will be filled only by a beautiful memory of him. The community suffers a loss in his passing, as well as the youngsters on the street, who always knew they could depend on Harry. Harry was a member of the Haddam Masonic and Odd Fellows Orders. Services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Jan 5 at the Methodist church in Haddam. They were simple, with the reading of the Episcopah ritual by Rev. NEWTON of Clay Center, KS, with one song, "My Task" by Tom BROWN, tenor of Belleville, KS. He was one of Harry's close friends. Burial was in the family plot in Haddam cemetery.
Other relatives in Haddam for the services; Mr. Edward ROONEY, 89 years of age, uncle of Harry, oldest brother of Mr. W.T. ROONEY, of Fairview, KS, his daughter, Mrs. TILLER of Fairview, his sons , Harry and his wife, Margurite, of Satanta, KS, Chester of Minnecila, KS, Orlie and wife of Fairview, KS, Mr. George B. ROONEY, uncle, youngest brother of W.T. ROONEY, of Fairview and Dodge City, his son George B. II of Dodge City, KS. Mr. Bert PELESKY, uncle and wife, of Munden, KS, 1st Liuetenant Chas. ROONEY and wife, Fort Riley, KS, his brother Mark and sister Eva. Mr. Edward ROONEY, his wife and son, John, Topeka,KS. Wives of Wm. T. Jr. and George, Donald SIMPSON, husband of Geraldine. Mrs. Florence SANDERS, Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Mrs. Charlene WEAVER, of Manhattan, KS. Mrs. John DOAK, Kansas City, Missouri Mr. Vernon O. WARD, Dodge City, KS. .
Mrs. Grace DUKE, 91, of the Castlehave Nursing Center in Belleville, Illinois, died at 6:30 a.m. June 13, 1983 at the center. She was born in Vienna and resided in Granite City from 1912 until becoming ill eight years ago and moving to the nursing center.
She assisted her former husband Levi, for many years when he operated the former Nameoki Welding Shop in Granite City. He preceded her in death in May 1972.
Mrs. DUKE is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leonard E. (Mabel) GERTSCH, of Granite City; and two grandchildren, Dr. Russell GERTSCH of Matteson, Illinois, and Mrs. Daniel REED of Bridgeton.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 15 at Randall A. Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Illinois with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville Township.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920
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Surnames in this biography are: Gustin, Fuller, Betts, Diltz, Cummins, Smith, Harvey, Nixon, Brunk, Hirpp,
ISAAC H. GUSTIN
Henry County, Indiana, has within its limits but few horticulturists and agriculturists as experienced in these two branches of husbandry as the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this biographical notice. He is of French extraction and remotely of ante-Revolutionary descent, was born in Warren County Ohio, August 14, 1824, a son of Samuel B. Gustin, of Pennsylvania, whose father, Jeremiah Gustin, was born in New Jersey and was a son of Jeremiah Gustin, the son of John Gustin, who was born on the island of Jersey, on the northeast of France, and was the founder of the family in America. John Gustin and his wife Elizabeth came from the isle of Jersey to America in 1675 and died in 1719 at Falmouth (Portland), Maine. His son Jeremiah, who was born in 1691, married Mary -, who was born in 1692. They settled in Sussex County, New Jersey, and there Mrs. Mary Gustin died in 1762, and John Gustin in 1771. Jeremiah Gustin, son of John and Elizabeth Gustin, married Bethany Fuller, and died at Red Lion, Warren County, Ohio, in 1825 and 1829 respectively. Jeremiah Gustin, son of Jeremiah and Bethany (Fuller) Gustin, married a Miss Betts, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and died also at Red Lion at the advanced age of ninety-two years. Samuel B. Gustin, son of the Jeremiah last alluded to, married Elizabeth Diltz, a native of Kentucky, but reared in Ohio. Samuel B. and his wife lived on the old Gustin place at Red Lion until 1845, at which time they were the parents of six children, namely: Lemuel, who left his home about the year 1859, lived in Illinois and Dakota several years, then at Storm Lake, Iowa and is now a resident of the state of Washington; Isaac H., the subject proper of this biography, is next in order of birth; Rebecca, the third child, was married to John Cummins, but with her husband is now deceased; Jeremiah died in middle life in southwest Indiana;. Susan, who was married to Asa Smith, died about ten years ago; Benjamin Franklin, or "Doe," as he was familiarly known, died in southwest Missouri, and Martha, who was first married to Miles Cummins, is now the widow of Frank Smith. The Gustin family came to Madison County, Indiana, and settled on the county line, where Samuel B. cleared up a farm of one hundred acres from a tract he had bought in the wild woods and on which he resided until his death March 31, 1874, at the age of seventy-six; his wife died a few years previously at the age of sixty-eight Mr. Gustin was a mechanic and had a shop in which he made guns, wheels, coffins, etc., and was also an impromptu dentist, but his work in this line was principally confined to the extracting of teeth. He also bled people occasionally and was the "handy" man of his neighborhood. He was a member of the Christian church, was in politics first a Wig and afterwards a Republican and had held the office of justice of the peace. Isaac H. Gustin assisted in clearing up the new farm and remained on the place three years after coming to Madison County, when he married, November 9, 1848, Miss Elizabeth, a daughter of James and Lucy (Harvey) Cummins, natives of Monroe County, Virginia, where Elizabeth was born April 15, 1827. In 1829 the Cummnins family came to Indiana in wagons with several other families and settled one mile east of Middletown, but two years later bought land west of the village, which land is now the property of James L. Gustin heirs. In 1832 there had seven or eight acres been cleared and the family lived in a round-log cabin, which was replaced by a hewed-log house, and here Elizabeth Cummins was married at the age of twenty-one. For one year after marriage Mr. Gustin and wife lived on his father's land and then for a year on her father's. In 1850 he entered land in the Indian Reservation in Madison County, ten miles northwest of Alexandria, erected a log cabin in the woods among the howling wolves and laid in provisions sufficient to last him a year. He cleared up eight acres of the place and set out fruit trees; then he sold the place for six hundred dollars and for six hundred and fifty bought the farm of one hundred and sixty acres on which he now lives. But this land was swampy and he was forced to drain it. He then built a hewed-log cabin (which has been replaced by his present modern dwelling on the same site), cleared up the higher ground, converted the timber into cord wood and sold it to the railroad company; this process was repeated the second year, Mr. Gustin deriving a fair income from it the meanwhile. Since 1852 this farm has been the homestead, although Mr. Gustin has sold some of the land to his sons, retaining but eighty acres for his own use. He had placed one hundred and twenty-five acres under cultivation, had laid timber-lined ditches, which were followed by mole drains which in clay soils had a lasting quality of from five to ten years and finally secured the use of the public drains, into which he ran tiling at a cost of six hundred dollars. About three-quarters of the land was under water the greater part of the year and roads were invisible, but eventually logs were rolled together and covered with earth and now good gravel roads exist where before they were more a matter of imagination than reality. Besides devoting his attention to the farm. Mr. Gustin has made some experiments in inventing agricultural machine and gates, for which he has taken out several patents. In politics Mr. Gustin was first a Whig and in 1848 voted for General Winfield Scott as the presidential nominee of the party; since 1856 he has been a Republican, although for a few years he diverged from his party and joined the Populists. Mr. Gustin has been a member of the Christian or New Light church since thirty-six years of age and Mrs. Gustin has professed the same faith for forty years. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Gustin have had born to them the following family: Edwin, who lost his life in a gravel pit in 1895 at the age of forty five years; Cynthia, who was married to Lee Nixon and died in 1875 when twenty-two years old; Francis Marion, a homeopathic physician at Union City; James, who died in 1895 at the age of thirty years, wedded Mattie Brunk, and was the father of five children: Lee, Sylvester, Morton, Ada and one deceased; Smith, a resident of Fall Creek township, wedded Sallie Hirpp, and had children as follows: Clay, May, Ida and three deceased; Moses, an agriculturist, is married and is the father of five children as follows: Montrew, Fredie, Ruby, Ogleve and Argness. The surviving members of the Gustin family are among the most honored of the pioneer settlers around Middletown and have, always been among the foremost in developing from the forest the fruitful farm that now adorns and enriches the country and which have tended to make the town and township what they are today. They have certainly richly earned the enviable standing, which they now enjoy.
From the Canton Daily Register, Canton, Fulton Co. IL APRIL 29, 1908 MR. and MRS. ELIAS SIMPSON (Note: Newspaper misprinted Mr. Simpson's name--should be Silas instead of Elias as printed.) Elias Simpson and his wife, who live on or near Big creek, northwest of Bryant, in Putman township, can not be classed with those brave and sturdy pioneers who came here in an early day and converted the forests into fruitful fields which are today being cultivated by their descendants and producing vast wealth. But they can be classed with those who have passed through many hardships and dangers; with those whose personal histories contain much of genearal interest. The early recollections of both Mr. and Mrs. Simpson are many indeed and their experiences in pioneer life in their native states--Indiana, and North Carolina--are thrilling and numerous. "No," said Mr. Simpson, "we do not belong to that advanced guard of civilization, those fearless men and women who came to Illinois in pioneer times and opened the road for those who came after them; but we know something of pioneer life and have been in Illinois for a long time. "I recall the time when I was a boy in Indiana, when whisky was considered an indispensable article of the household and the most desirable and profitable commodity for tavern-keepers. Then, as now, however, it was a source of no little trouble and many bruised heads. "I lived in a rude cabin covered with clapboards for several years after I moved on this place, and all around us was a heavy growth of timber. The points of timber and the valleys along Big creek must have been attractive resorts for the red man. "I was born and lived until I was eight or nine years old among the poplar and beech trees of Indiana. This township, including a good deal of timber land as it did, soon attracted a liberal share of immigration and was pretty well settled up when we came to the county. Cornbread, squashes and mush and milk constituted our principal diet, with a little pumpkin butter and New Orleans or sorghum molasses on the side. "I was born in Delaware County, Ind., March 13, 1852, and am the son of Henry and Lamira (Noah) Simpson, both natives of Indiana. The Simpson family is of English descent. My sister, who died in infancy, and myself were the only children of our family. This infant sister had two well-defined and pretty faces. She lived but a few days and I recall the fact that mother was besieged by doctors and showmen wanting to buy the body and have it preserved in alcohol. One man offered a thousand dollars for it. "My father and mother were divorced and mother's second marriage was to a man named John McCarty, who ran a water mill on the Salamona river in Indiana. In this stream I used to angle for bass and have landed some big ones. "I was born in a cabin and most of the settlers along the river lived in cabins when I was a boy. Stock ran at large and the woods wore full of rattlesnakes and copperheads, with quite a sprinkling of large game. "I came to Fulton county with my mother and stepfather in the spring of 1861. We landed at Copperas creek, came thence by team to Canton and finally located in St. David. We lived at and near St. David for three years, then moved to Bryant and lived there until I was married. "My mother is still living, although well along in years, and is a resident of Lewistown. "When I was about 12 years of age I dislocated my hip in a wrestling match with a boy named Murphy, at St. David, on the old John Williams place, and have been a cripple ever since. "I went to school at Bryant when Miss Annie Jordan was the principal and learned to read and write. I also learned to play the violin. This is the instrument I learned to play on, and it is a good one. "Oh, yes--I used to play for dances and for all kinds of entertainments and made enough money to get a start in life. For the first dance where I furnished the music, I got 20 cents; but later my price was invariable $5 and expenses, and I made money at it. "I have played for platform dances on Duck creek and the woods were full of fellows who were slightly inebriated and wanted to fight. Milo McCaskey gave us a good deal of trouble in those days. "I have been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for years and I once asked our minister what he would do if he was in my shoes--play the fiddle for dances, or let his family suffer for something to eat? 'Well,' he replied, 'I would never let my wife and children go to bed hungry.' The sweet strains of that old violin often sooth me and quiet my nerves, and I would not part with it. "I was married in Bryant in May, 1876, to Miss Cornelia Boone of Liverpool township. Elder William Kirkpatrick officiated at our wedding. We have been blessed with nine children, eight of whom are living, namely: Mrs. Nola McCombs, St.David; Chalmer Simpson, Cuba; Mrs. Minnie N. Shadock, at old Independance; Mrs. Minerva Laird, Buckheart township; Elmer, Ethel, Frank and Oscar Simpson, at home. "When we moved on this place we were poor, practically had nothing, but I made enough with the old fiddle to tide me over until I could raise a crop. "Yes, I was one of the contestants in that oldtime fiddling match at Canton not so many years ago. Beside byself I recall the fact that John Raker and Miss Madge Pollitt won prizes. "I remember the great temperance wave that struck this part of the country in 1877 and the whole county became awakened on the great question of temperance. The people were enthusiastic and were determined to crush the hydra-headed monster, but they did not do it. Yet the movement did a great deal of good. In this temperance work all minor differences and distinctions should be lost sight of and people of all classes should meet as brothers and sisters laboring in a common cause. But the fellow who becomes a temperance worker and then bobs up for office at the very first opportunity should be turned down. There is a class of office-seekers who try to ride into office on every reform wave that comes along. But while I am in favor of temperance in all things, I believe we have too many so-called reforms, too many now fads, too many cranks. "In the good old days almost everybody danced and the people were just as good then as they are now, were just as honest, and did not sell their souls for money. Sociability and true Christianity are closely allied and I don't know just where we are drifting. "I at first rented this place from Emanuel Feeser but it changed hands and I later bought it from Henry Hitchcock. There was only 15 acres cleared when we moved here and I lived in that cabin up there for 16 years. The rain and snow came in on us, but we did not freeze, and we raised a big family of healthy girls and boys. "Politically I am a Republican, and am a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and firmly believe that there are many old-fashioned, plain, common people in heaven--and fiddlers, too,--and I want to go ther when I die." "I was born, " said Mrs. Cornelia Simpson, "in Stanley county, N.C., Sept. 13, 1850 and am the daughter of Martin and Eliza Boone, both natives of North Carolina. My father was related to Daniel Boone, the noted pioneer hunter of Kentucky. "I am the oldest of a family of 11 children, seven of whom, besides myself, are living, namely: Lewis Boone, a resident of North Dakota; Mrs. Malinda Hagena in Colorado; Alex Boone, at Council Bluffs, Iowa; Brady Boone, at Neola, Iowa; Frank Boone, on a farm near Shelby, Iowa; Elmer Boone , in Montana; Mrs. Anna Haacke on a farm in Buckheart township. "I was about 14 years of age when my parents moved from North Carolina to east Tennessee, where we lived for four or five years, when we came to Illinois. "We lived in North Carolina during the war. Our house was back in the timber from the road. Father was in the Union army as a scout and guide and I remember when about 30 Confederate soldiers came to the house looking for him. He deserted from the rebel army and joined the Union forces and had they found him they would have shot or hanged him. "My uncle, who lived near us, slept under his barn floor for six months--in fact, lived there. The rebels often visited his place and searched for him but he got into the Union lines before they caught him. "My mother and Aunt Nellie Boone farmed our place for three years and I have worked many a day in the fields. Mother and aunt sowed and cradled wheat and helped to thresh it. The women operated and fed the old ground threshers, ran the water mills, etc. The women and old gray-headed men did all the farm work and got along pretty well, everything considered. "At first we had to give a tenth of everything we raised to the Confederate government, but later a fifth and finally a third. "One old man who ran a thresher had his three girls with him, and they all worked early and late. The women of the south, especially those whose husbands and sons were in the Union army, had a hard row to hoe. Women whose eyes were as bright and whose forms were as erect as in the days of their girlhood when the war broke out, were bent with care and work and troubled at its close, and their heads were covered over with the snow that never melts. Their last thoughts at night, as they wafted their prayers to the throne of God, asking him to care for their loved ones, and their first thoughts in the morning, were for their husbands and sons. Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters suffered in silence and God alone knows how much they suffered and what trials and dangers they passed through. "Oh, but I can never forget the old civil war days in the south, notwithstanding I was but a child. "We lived just five miles from the line between North and South Carolina and I often went on horseback to Bradaway's mill on the river between the two states. Sometimes I took my grist of corn to Meggs' mill, on the same stream. "There were no buggies in the south in those days and we all rode in wagons. "There were a good many slaves in Stanley county before the war and many of them did not know their own Master. They were put in charge of an overseer and worked in the fields from early morning until late at night. Their time was given to them from Saturday noon until sunrise Monday morning--and such times as they did have, singing, dancing, playing the banjo and the fiddle! "The poor people wore cotton or homespun clothing and often went to church barefooted. The women wore calico sunbonnets. "The poor white people in the south before the war enjoyed life better than did the slaveholders. The agitation of the slavery question and the growing sentiment against human bondage, not only in the north but all over the world, were thorns in the sides of the slaveowners. "A part of the troops raised in Stanley county were drilled in a big field near our house and we often saw large bodies of Confederatesoldiers pass and repass. It was their boast that they would soon whip the Yankee, it would only be 'a breakfast spell'--but the conflict proved to be one of the greatest in history and lasted till after dinner--in fact, till nearly supper time. Everything hinged upon the result of that war, but peace came and the nation was saved. "The happiest days of my life were spent in the old North Carolina and Tennessee homes, but our days during the war were not happy ones. Many times did I lean my arms on the window sill while mother was preparing the evening meal and look far into the dusky shadows that encircled the brow of night; but papa did not come. "Oh, we were never free from the tortures of anxiety about the absent ones, and we often went to bed with heavy hearts. Why should the slaveholders cause sorrow and death to overspread our fair land, and the voice of waiing go forth from every fireside? The hours were long and dark, but peace came at last--thank God!--and came to stay, so far as the north and south were concerned. "A few of the old slaveholders and their descendants will never be satisfied with the result. The people of the south--I mean the common people--were in antebellum days more sociable than the people of the north and would often congregate together and have a general good time. As things were then, I would rather live in the south than in the north. "There were many good people among the slaveholders, and there were some bad ones, too. "We practically abandoned our old homestead in North Carolina, because we could not sell it, and went to east Tennessee, about the time the war closed. The Union sentiment in east Tennessee was pretty strong and many Union refugees found a home there after Lee's and Johnston's surrender." Both Mr. and Mrs. Simpson possess many good personal qualities and are classed among our best citizens. Both are Methodists in religion and both are uncompromising Republicans and take considerable interest in all political matters.
As we all know, newspaper articles can sometimes contain incorrect information. Keep this in mind when reading this article.
The Canton Daily Register Newspaper article was typed exactly as the copy I recieved. There are some discrepencies such as Silas Simpson's parents being 'both natives of Indiana'. Henry Simpson was born in OH as was Lamira Noah/Noe. Also, Cornelia Boone Simpson mentioned that her father was related to Daniel Boone. So far, I have found a Daniel Boone in the ancestry, but not THE famous Daniel Boone. So far, I have only found German Boone's/Boon's/Bohn's and have been unable to find a connection with The famous Daniel Boone. I hope you find the article interesting and somewhat informative as to conditions during the civil war, etc. Jody
Mrs. Gertrude Berryman Scott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Berryman, was born in Swiftown, Mississippi on February 21, 1891. She confessed Christ at an early age and was united with St. Stephen Methodist Church. She was married in 1914 to the late Mr. Charlie Scott, who preceded her in death. To this union three children were born, one son preceded them in death. Her education was received in Yazoo City Public Schools, Rust College, and Jackson State College. She taught school in Yazoo County for forty-three years. She was a member of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Federated Club, Eastern Star and Women's Socity of Christian Services of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing two children; Mrs. Hattie Scott Wingfield and Charlie Scott, Jr., of Chicago, Illinois, one sister, Mrs. Bernice Gordon, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, four grandchildren, three devoted sisters-in-law, and a host of relatives and friends, She departed this life Wednesday, December 8,1971.
Suddenly. Age 66 Beloved wife of the late Preston W. Dittman; dearest mother of Carol (Vince) Rizzi, Betty (Jack ) Zlodi, William (Debbie) Dittman, James (Irene) Dittman, Robert (Sandy) Dittman and Lauretta (Donald) Cook; dear grandmother of seventeen, great-grandmother of three. Fond sister of Helen (Joseph) Moss; also survived by nieces and one nephew.
John and Mary McConnell immigrated to the United States in about 1850 with there sons Edward E. McConnell, George H. McConnell and Arthur McConnell. James McConnell, a nephew, also came with the family. The McConnell's may have settled in Ohio for a short time. In the mid 1850s the entire family moved to Springfield, Illinois. Edward and Arthur both obtained there U.S. citizenship at Springfield, Illinois in the early 1860s. The family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas in the early 1870s and operated a business called, "McConnell Brothers" & "The Star Mills".The family also operated a ice house business in Coffeyville, Kansas that burned down along with several other businesses in 1885. Edward E. McConnell married Emma (Barrett) McConnell on March 22, 1876. There first son was born in 1879 and died within weeks. The son is buried at the Elmwood Cemetery near Coffeyville, Kansas. His grave marker says, "Son of E. E. McConnell", born and died 1879. The McConnell family may have been involved in the ownership of a hotel or boarding house in or near Coffeyville, Kansas, Montgomery County. My great grandfather Edward E. McConnell was born in or near Belfast, Ireland in the late 1830s and died on his ranch at Carlton, Washington, Okanogan County in 1915. My great grandmother Emma (Barrett) McConnell was born in the 1840s in the state of Ohio, city unknown. She died on the family ranch in the early 1920s at Carlton, Washington, Okanogan County. The ranch was located east of Carlton on Texas Creek. My grandfather also named Edward E. McConnell was born in Coffeyville, Kansas in September 1884 and died in 1964. My father Eugene Dale McConnell was born in 1926 at Brewster, Washington, Okanogan County and died in 2003. Edward E. McConnell and Emma (Barrett) McConnell are buried in the McConnell family plot at Beaver Creek (Silver) Cemetery near Twisp, Washington, Okanogan County. My grandfather Edward E. McConnell and my grandmother Ida (Davis)McConnell are both buried in the McConnell family plot at Beaver Creek Cemetery. My father Eugene Dale McConnell is also buried at Beaver Creek Cemetery.
George SMALLWOOD, 94 of Granite City, Illinois died January 1, 1980 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Granite City.
Mr. SMALLWOOD was born in Vienna March 15, 1885, the son of John Marion and Elizabeth [NOBLETT] SMALLWOOD. He had resided in Granite City 63 years.
Mr. SMALLWOOD is survived by his wife Mae of Granite City; two daughters, Mrs. Ambrose (Betty) WENZEL of Meta and Stella FORCADE, Richmond, Virginia; five step children, Mrs. Elmer (Lucille) WINTERS; Mrs. Amon (Lorraine) ATKINS; Carl, Glen and Lowell Conway, all od St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. Grace DUKE, Bellville, Ill.; Six grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, January 5 at Mercer Funeral Chapel, Burial was at St. Johns Cemetery, Granite City.
Butrum - Samantha Hague was born June 9, 1836, in Tennessee and died in Macon County, Illinois, April 14, 1924. September 1855 she was married to J.H. Butrum. To this union were born two sons; one survives. Sister Butrum united with the Seventh-day Adventist church 1887 (sic), and lived a consistent Christian life. Interment at Salem, Indiana
submitted by J.M. Wilbur to Lake Union Herald
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