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GALLOUP, Charlotte (Fox)

Charlotte Gallop [sic Galloup], 88, Centennial Towers, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at the Hays Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 28, 1909, in rural Graham County to Elmer E. and Barbara Ann (Keith) Fox.

She married Cecil F. Galloup in 1937, in Memphis, Tenn. He died Nov. 13, 1997.

She lived in Glens Falls, N.Y. for 30 years, where she was a member of the Glens Falls First Presbyterian Church, a hospital volunteer aide, and a leader of a Girl Scout Troup.

She was a member of the Glens Falls County Club, and was a ladies golf champion over three consecutive years. She was a member of the Glens Falls Women's Civic Club and the St. Petersburgh Chamber of Commerce Women's Club.

She had been living in Hays for several months, maintaining a winter home in Clearwater, Fla.

Survivors include two sisters, Oakie Shoemaker, Friendswood, Texas, and Wilma Teel, Hays.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Laura Kemper and Mary Sanger.

Graveside memorial services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Morland City Cemetery, Morland, with the Rev. Ellen Carter officiating.

Spencer Chapel, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Hill City Presbyterian Church.

[Source: Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), undated clipping.]


GANO, Gayln

The funeral of Gayln Gano, 33, Hill City auto crash victim was at 2 pm Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church here, the Revs. Nathanial Walker and Eldon Rosenberg officiating.

Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Mr. Gano was killed Monday evening in a car crash near Hill City. Also killed was Glenn Irwin, 65, Hill City.

Surviving Mr. Gano are the widow, Jean; two sons, Greg, 8, and Timmy, 10 days; two daughters, Ginger, 5 and Patty, 3, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Thelma Gano, Hill City, three sisters, Mrs. Dora Lee Malsom, Wakeeney; Mrs. Donna Mitchem, Hill City, and Mrs. Carolyn Powers, Minneapolis, Minn., and three brothers, gordon and Gerald, Hill City, and Vern, Mount Gilead, Ohio.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 13 May 1964.]


GARLAND, Samuel

Mr. Samuel Garland of Bogue Passes

Mr. Samuel Garland, father of Mrs. Mary Kimble, 413 Nebraska, departed this life, Thursday, July 9, at the home of his other daughter, Mrs. A. J. Alexander, Bogue, Kansas. Mr. Garland, who was 89 years old, had been ill for more than a year. He has made his home with his son, Mr. Will Garland of Downs, Kansas until eight years ago when he came to the place of his death. He has lived in Kansas for fifty-six years. In 1875 he was married to Miss Mary D. Samuels of Wyandotte and to that union the three children, all living, were born. Mrs. Garland died in 1931.

The funeral for the Kansan was held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Nicodemus, Kansas. Besides his three children he is survived by a number of grandchildren and a great grand child.

Mrs. Mary Kimble, Mr. and Mrs. John Garland and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Groves of Kansas attended the funeral.

Note: Burial was in Samuel Cemetery.

[Source: The Plaindealer (Topeka, Kansas), 17 July 1936.]


GARREN, Janis Marie (Strickland)

Janis Marie (Boucher) Garren, 85, Hill City, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Graham County Hospital, Hill City.

She was born July 27, 1926 in Clydesdale to Roy Ernest and Mildred Faye (Power) Strickland. She married Edward Swanson. She later married Loren E. Boucher in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1993. She later married Lester Garren Jr. on Jan. 18 2010. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Hill City; two daughters, Cindy Morford and Stephanie Roda, both of Los Angeles; a sister, Marcelle Allen, Norton; five grandchildren and three great-grand children. Services will be a 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Church of God dining hall, Fourth & Cedar, Hill City; private family burial in Lenora South Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Obituary clipping from unknown newspaper. Submitted by site-owner.]


GARRETT, Ada E. (McCoy)

Ada E. Garrett, 87, of WaKeeney passed away on Friday, September 28, 2007, at the Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney, KS. She was born February 17, 1920 in rural Graham county, Kansas, the daughter of John McCoy and Ada (Franklin) McCoy.

She had attended schools in rural Graham County. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Myron E. Garrett, died on October 11, 1995. They had been married on March 17, 1944 at the Methodist parsonage in Morland, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Myron; six brothers, Elmer, Barney, Harvey, Ed, Carl and Johnie McCoy; and two sisters, Oakel McCoy and Glenn Sproul.

Surviving Ada Garrett are: two sons, Gayle Garrett of WaKeeney, KS and Doyle Darrett of Highlands Rach, Co; a daughter, Wava Gerstner, Collyer, KS; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Schmitt Funeral Home at WaKeeney with Reverend Glenn Krebs officiating.

Visitation was on Monday, October 1, from 5:30 until 7:30 at Schmitt Funeral Home.

Interment as in the WaKeeney City Cemetery, WaKeeney, KS with memorials suggested to Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital LTC or the First United Methodist Church and can be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping photocopy at Graham County Historical Society.]


GARRETT, Bessie Pearl (DuBois)

Bessie Pearl Garrett, daughter of George E. and Isabelle Saphrona Wilmot DuBois, was born in Lenora, Kansas on April 9, 1887 and died at the Norton County Hospital, in Norton, on November 8, 1981 at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 29 days.

Bessie Pearl grew to womanhood in the Lenora area and attended the Lenora Grade School. On October 31, 1905 in Norton she and William Noah Garrett were united in marriage. They lived in Lenora till 1907 when they came to Norton. She had lived in Norton ever since except for two years they were in Enid, Oklahoma. After coming back to Norton, Mr. Garrett worked for M. L. Lease Implement Co. before they went into the plumbing and electrical business. They operated the business until selling it to their son, Russell in 1946. Mr. Garrett died April 11, 1972.

Bessie Pearl was a member of the NOrton Christian Church, Eastern Star Chapter No. 126, the "Girls" Idlers Embroidery Club, Women's Fellowship of the Christian Church.

Survivors include her son and his wife., Russell and Dorothy Garrett, Norton, and daughter, Edith Louise Gwaltney, Topeka; four grandchildren, Roger and wife, Linda Garrett, Lawrence, Georgia Garrett-Norris, Los Angeles, California, Herb and wife, Sabrina Gwaltney, Atchison, and Garrett Gwaltney, Norton; three great-grandchildren, Hope Norris, Mark and Kirk Garrett; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Cecil Paul, four sisters and five brothers.

Services were held November 10, 1981 at 11:00 A.M. at the Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home in Norton, with Darel Boston officiating. Sonya Peil, organist, accompanied Mrs. Jay Rowh as she sang "How Great Thou Art".

Casket bearers were Marlin Bozarth, Ward Smiley, E.G. Heaton, Eugene Conover, Duane Bridges and Melvin Moffet. Concluding service and interment were at the Norton Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home, Norton.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping (probably Norton, Kansas), undated.]


GARRISON, Mrs. C. A.

Dies in California
Word has just been received in Hill City of the death of Mrs. C. A. Garrison, a former Hill City resident, in California, about three weeks ago. Mrs. Garrison was the sister of Fred Volkel, Lenora merchant. Mr. Garrison is a former real estate agent of Hill City and now owns the Farmers National Bank at Osborne which is managed by his sons. Mrs. Garrison had been in ill health some time before her death.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping photocopy, with the notation of 7-10-41 handwritten, at Graham County Historical Society.]


GARRISON, Delbert O.

Hill City-Delbert O. Garrison, 74, Hill City, died Thursday, April 7, 2005.

Mr. Garrison was born Sept. 12, 1930, in rural Penokee. He was a crude oil transport truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Jenna Rae, of Hill City; two sons, Lonnie C. of Hill City and Robert "Bob" of Wichita; three daughters, Bonnie Kerbaugh of Garden City and Vicki Rae Garrison and Sherry C. Seeger, both of Hill City; three brothers, Francis "Frank" and Bill, both of Hill City, and Darrell of Ness City; three sisters, Donna Peterson of Buhl, Idaho, Janice Slavern of Aurora, Colo., and Mary Jackson of Hill City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hill City Christian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Memorial may be made to Graham County Hospital Hospice/Home Health.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642 and from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 10 April 2005.]


GARRISON, Lyle Duaine

Lyle Duaine Garrison, son of William Lyle and Mira Mae (Alley) Garrison, was born December 20, 1938, in Norton, Kansas, and passed away at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, on August 6, 2012, at the age of 73.

Duaine grew up in Norton and attended the Norton schools, graduating from the Norton Community High School. He also served his country in the Kansas National Guard. On November 16, 1958, Duaine and Rose Marie Kohn were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Church in Beaver City, Nebraska. They made their home in Norton where they owned and operated Norton Glass Company for many years. Following their retirement, they enjoyed traveling and spent time living in Bullhead City, Arizona, and Estes Park, Colorado. They recently returned to Norton to make their home and be near their family.

Duaine was a member of the Norton Christian Church and Norton Lions Club and was a very dedicated Norton Bluejay fan.

Survivors include: his wife, Rose Garrison, Norton; three daughters and their husbands, Kimberly and Shawn Mortensen, Norton; Kandice and Greg Gunn, Granby, Colorado; Kathryn and Vito Mandato, Studio City, California; one son and his wife, Kirby and Judy Garrison, Scott City, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Elicia and Chelsey Wicker, Kyle and Ryan Gunn, Marirose and Hallie Mandato, Sophia and Lily Garrison; five great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ava, Jaxon, Alyssa, and Hudson; one brother, Norman Gene Alley, Aurora, Colorado; one sister, Glenda Garrison Purkis, Abilene, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Duaine was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorials have been established to The Rock in Norton, the Norton Theater Association, and the Downtown Norton Beautification Fund.

Note: Burial was in Norton Cemetery.

[Source: Norton Telegram (Norton, Kansas), 8 August 2012.]


GARTON, John Bunyon

John Bunyon Garton was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, January 12, 1914. He married Louisa Lloyd in 1833. Three children were born to them, two sons and one daughter. He lost his wife in 1839. He came to Missouri in 1839 and was married to Sarah Dass in 1840. Nine children were born of the union, five sons and four daughters. Again lost his wife in 1874, was married to Adaline H. Burton in 1875, with whom he was living at the time of his death. Three sons and one daughter are living. He was converted and united with the M. E. Church in 1840, of which he was a member at the time of death. Age 88 years,8 months and 8 days. Brother Garton departed this life at 9 o'clock a.m. Sept. 20, 1902, at his home located in the dooryard of his son J. B. Garton. The funeral services were to take place Sept. 21, but on account of the rain the services were postponed until Sept. 28, at schoolhouse No. 66 at 8 o'clock. A large audience was present. The discourse was delivered by Rev. J. R. Thompson.

Note: Burial was in Gettis Cemetery.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


GATLIN, George A.

G. A. Gatlin was born March 24, 1838, in Auborn, Illinois, and died at his home in Lenora, February 26, 1906. He was married to Carrie C. Jones in 1864 at Green Top, Indiana. He joined the M. E. church in 1885. The funeral was held in the M. E. church last Wednesday and Rev. Mr. Scarrow preached the sermon. Mr. Gatlin leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. J. Barbo and Mrs. F. Lukritz, to mourn his loss.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]

G. A. Gatlin died at his home in Lenora on February 26. He was born March 24, 1838 at Auborn, Ill. He married Carrie C. Jones in 1864 at Greentop, Ill. He leaves his wife and two daughters. Three children preceded him in death. He was buried in South Cemetery, Lenora beside his son Clarence. [Transcriber's note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.]

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 1 March 1906. Contributed by Src #16.]


GEORGE, B. Russell

B. Russell George was born at Netawaka, Jackson County, Kansas, on March 12, 1891 and died in Kansas City at the Bell Memorial Hospital, March 12 1938 on the 44th anniversary of his birth and on his 14th wedding anniversary.

He had been in poor health for only a short time, but had been taken to the Kansas City hospital so that he might have the best of care. There it was learned that his condition was virtually hopeless.

Mr. George was well and favorably known in the Lenora community, having lived here for 20 years coming to Norton County from eastern Kansas. On March 12, 1921 he was united in marriage to Lillian D. Delp. They have resided on the Delp farm, five miles east of Lenora. Those remaining of the immediate family are an aged mother, his wife, one brother, Elbert T. George, of Haigler, Nebr., and two sisters, Clara B. Silver of Haigler, Nebr., and Alma Robinson of Hastings, Nebr. Two brothers died in early infancy.

The body arrived from Kansas City early Thursday morning and funeral services were held from the Congregational church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial was made in the Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GIBSON, George Delbert

George Delbert Gibson, son of John C. and Hannah J. Gibson, was born at Mound City, Mo., on July 13, 1881, and passed away on July 3, 1946, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 20 days.

Mr. Gibson spent his early childhood in Mound City and attended the Mound City grade and high school. He joined the First Christian Church at Mound City during early childhood.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Mae Richardson on December 2, 1906, at Zurich, Kan. To this union was born one son, Lawrence A. Gibson, who is no living at Edmond.

George was very efficient in the various work in which he was engaged during his lifetime, that of railroading, banking and insurance work.

He was a very devoted person to his family and very kind and considerate of all his many friends. He was of a very jovial nature, always ready to lend a helping hand. He had been in failing health for the past five months. He was very patient during his recent illness and very appreciated of the many acts of kindness by his neighbors and friends. He always looked forward to the daily visit of his grandsons and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lawrence Gibson.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Gibson, one son, Lawrence A. Gibson and two grandsons, Gary Dean and Dennis Gail Gibson; two brothers, James W. Gibson, Los Gatos, Calif., and Hugh A. Gibson of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister Mrs. Margaret J. Gibson, Mound City, Mo.; one uncle, James C. Swain, Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were held from the Edmond high school building at 2 p. m., Friday, July 5, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Walters, past of the United Brethren Church of Edmond. Interment was in the Edmond Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the many kind acts and expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of our husband and father.

--Mrs. George Gibson
--Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Gibson and Children. 10 July 1946

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GIBSON, Margaret Mae

Mrs. Margaret Mae Gibson of Edmond dies

Mrs. Margaret Mae Gibson, 83, a resident of Edmond since 1920, died Tuesday morning at Ralston Rest Home in St. Francis where she had been for the last five weeks.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Edmond Christian Church with Rex Harmon in charge. Cutting Funeral Home of Lenora is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Edmond.

Mrs. Gibson was born June 2, 1878, at Shelbyville, Ill., and moved to Plainville, Kans., as a girl. She attended schools at Plainville and joined the Methodist Church there. She taught school at Plainville before her marriage to Geoger [sic] Gibson, Dec. 2, 1906, at Zurich. The couple moved to Edmond in 1920.

She is survived by one son, Lawrence, of Edmond, and two grandsons, Gary of Kansas City and Dennis of the home in Edmond.

She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Hattie Graham of Plainville. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three sisters and one brother.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GILBERT, John Bryan

John Bryan Gilbert, son of Henry S. Gilbert and Margaret E. Nottingham, was born June 4, 1842, at Oswego, Wayne county, New York, and died July 1, 1907, at Almena, Kansas.

After the death of his mother when he was but 3 years old, he moved with his father to a farm near Waukesha, Wisconsin, and remained there until 1851, when he removed to Harrison, Wisconsin. Here he was married to Mary E. Green, two children being born to this union, Arthur Bryan of Davenport, Iowa, and Ralph Edgar, of Morrison, Illinois.

He was employed by the C & N Railway at Chicago for a number of years, resigning this position to engage in business at Morrison, Illinois. Here he lived until he removed to Almena, where he intended to make his home with his nephew, Wm. Gilbert. On his way to Almena he met with an accident which resulted in his death.

The funeral services were held at the home of Wm. Gilbert July 3, Rev. L.M. Alexander officiating. Interment in Almena cemetery [Mount Hope Cemetery].

[Source: The Almena Plaindealer (Almena, Kansas), July 11, 1907.]


GINTHER, Winfield Scott

Scott Ginther was born November 11, 1852, at Millersburg, Iowa, and Died July 11, 1938, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Wallace, at the age of 85 years and eight months. His boyhood was spent at Millersburg, Iowa, moving to Clay county, Iowa, in 1870 where he took a homestead near Spencer residing there until 1878 when he moved to Graham county, Kansas, where he resided until death. Except one year spent in Iowa. He was married to Mary Washburn, December 25, 1882, who preceded him in death April 23, 1934. To this union was born one son and two daughters. He leaves to mourn his passing three children, Mrs. Earl Wallace and Fay Ginther both of Hill City and Mrs. George Scarlett, of Norton, who were all at his bedside at the time of his death. He also leaves six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. In his early life he became a member of the U. B. Church and lived a faithful Christian until death. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Spring Creek church conducted by W. E. Grimes, a former pastor. Interment in the Roscoe cemetery. Relatives and friends from a distance attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. George Scarlett and family and Mrs. Tom Scarlett and daughters of Norton; Everett Wallace, of Hiwasse, Arkansas; Mrs. Rosa Washburn, of Los Angeles, California; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newth, of Prairie View; Mr. and Mrs. John Ginther and Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Wymore, of Bartley, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stonehocker and family of Garden City, and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkins, of McCracken.

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Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the sickness, and at the death and burial of our beloved father and grandfather; and for the beautiful floral offerings. We also wish to thank Mrs. Inlow and her quartet for the beautiful songs rendered.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wallace and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Ginther,
Mr. and Mrs. George Scarlett and family.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


GNAGY, Anna

Died-At her home 10 miles north of Morland, on Monday, October 7, 1907, Mrs. K. Gnaggy [sic Gnagy]. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her death. The body was taken to the Lenora [South] cemetery for burial yesterday. The Progress extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

[Source: The Progress (Morland, Kansas), 10 October 1907.]


GNAGY, Estell Elizabeth (Cuting)

Estell Elizabeth Cuting was born in Clay County, Kansas, Nov. Seventh, 1898 and departed this life Feb. 20, 1922, at the age of 23 years, 3 months and 13 days. At the age of five years she came to Norton County with her parents, where she has lived ever since. She united with the United Brethren Church when ten years of ae and remained a member until the class disbanded. She was united in marriage to Ralph Gnagy Oct. 16, 1918. She was loving, helpful wife and an affectionate daughter. Estell had a cheerful, loving disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her los a husband and infant daughter, father and mother, two sisters and grandmother besides many other relatives and friends.

There Is No Dead There is no dead! The stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore
And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forever more.

There is no death! An angel form
Walks over the earth with silent tread
He bears our best loved ones away
And then we call them dead.

But ever near us tho unseen The dear immortal spirits tread For all the boundless universe Is Life! There are no dead.

The funeral services were held at th [sic] home, by W. E. Dull. The remains were interned [sic] in the South cemetery.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GNAGY, Roy

Roy Gnagy was born on September 5, 1889, in Washington County, Kansas to Mr. Kay Gnagy and the former Miss Anna Wesche. Roy being the second eldest of their eight children. His mother died in 1904 while Roy was still in his youth, leaving he and his eldest sister to help their father raise the rest of the family. Kay Gnagy died in 1940. In 1905, the family moved to a farm in Graham County near Morland.

On January 31, 1917, Mr. Roy Gnagy and Miss Olive Kinser were united in Holy Wedlock. To this union were born eight children. In 1917, shortly after their marriage the young couple moved to a homestead for the next few years in the area of Limon, Colorado. They were hard but very happy years for the young family. Then in 1931, they moved back to Kansas where they have farmed and ran restaurants in both Morland and Lenora.

Mr. Gnagy has lived for many years in this section of the state and has been a well known figure in both Morland and Lenora. His radiant personality will be deeply missed by his many friends and acquaintances. He has been a member of the Lenora Oddfellow lodge for the past years. During the past year they have lived in the town of Lenora due to his failing health. He passed the horizon of that segment of life that we know on October 18, 1956 and now rests with his recently discovered and affirmed heavenly Father.

He was preceded in death by his son Donald, who died at 20 years of age in 1950.

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Olive; his children: Frances Whitney of Norton; Kay Gnagy of Riverside, California; Josephine Holub of San Bernardino, California; Roy Gnagy Jr. of Brush, Colorado; Neva Grace Erhardt of Norton. Kansas; John D. Gnagy, who is now serving with the navy and is based in San Diego, California; his brothers and sisters: Maudie Scott; May Bashford; Neva Penland; Ralph Gnagy; Ray Gnagy; Roll Gnagy; Real Gnagy; along with thirteen grandchildren and many relatives. and friends.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GODDARD, David Anthony

David Anthony Goddard, 63 of Russell, Kansas died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his home.

David was born December 5, 1948 in Hays, Kansas, the son of Elmer E. and Darlene M. (Naiman) Goddard. He grew up in Hill City, Kansas until he was eight years old and then moved to Stockton, Kansas. He graduated from Stockton High School in 1966. After high school he then attended and graduated from Beloit Vo-Tech for welding.

David was united in marriage to Jill Annette Torr on January 19, 1969 in Beloit, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children; Douglas, Amie and Angela.

David was a self employed welder all of his life. He was very talented and gifted with the work he did and was also considered a jack of all trades. He lived in Salina, Kansas for a few years before moving to Russell in 1980.

David was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Russell. When his son Doug was a young boy, David was involved with the Russell Boy Scouts group and helped Doug achieve Eagle Scout. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and swathing hay. He and Jill especially enjoyed traveling and attending the state fair in their motor home.

Surviving family include his wife of 43 years Jill of the home; son Douglas Neil Goddard of Bunker Hill, Kansas and daughter Amie A. Goddard of Kanopolis, Kansas; two grandchildren, Ashlinn and Alissa Danford and great granddaughter Alianna Danford. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Angela M. Goddard and brother Kit E. Goddard.

Celebration of David’s Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 26, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church of Russell. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M. at the Morland City Cemetery in Morland, Kansas, Friday afternoon. Visitation will be from 9 AM to 8 PM Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6 PM to 7 PM. In Lieu of Flowers the family requests memorials be given to the Russell Boy Scouts Troop # 118 and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of these arrangements.

[Source: Funeral card.]


GODDARD, Elmer Edward

Elmer Edward Goddard, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Goddard, was born on February 16, 1922 at his parents home north of Morland, Kansas, and departed this life on his own farm southwest of Hill City, Kansas, on June 23, 1957, at the age of 35 years, 4 months and 15 days.

On January 11, 1943, he was united in marriage to Darlene Naiman at Beaver city, Nebraska. To this union five children were born, three daughters and two sons, Rebecca June, who lived for only a few hours, Gloria Ann, Terry Lea, David Anthony, and Kit Edward, all of the home.

Elmer grew up and lived near Morland until the fall of 1943 when he and Darlene moved to their own farm southwest of Hill City, where he lived until the time of his death.

He was always a faithful and devoted husband, a wonderful father and a friend and neighbor to all. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Darlene; his children, Gloria, Terry, David and Kit, all of the home; his Grandmother, Rebecca Fox; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Goddard; his two brothers, bill and Laurel, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Born, all of Penokee; other relatives and many friends.

We will miss you dear father,
We will miss your loving Face.
But you left us to remember
No one on earth can take your place.
A happy home we once enjoyed
How sweet the memory still
But death has left a lonesomeness
This world can never fill.

Thank you
We wish to thank our fiends, neighbors and relatives for the kind deeds, cards, the floral offerings given us at the time of the loss of our loved one.
Mrs. Darlene Goddard and children, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Goddard and Rebecca Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Goddard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Goddard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Born and family.

Note: Burial was in the Morland Cemetery. [Source: The Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 4 July 1957.]


GODDARD, Kit Edward

Kit E. Goddard, 56, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, Colorado. He was born on September 24, 1953 at WaKeeney, Kansas.

A former area resident, he was a son of Elmer and Darlene (Naiman) Goddard. He was a heavy equipment/dirt construction company owner. He was divorced.

Kit loved fishing, camping, motorcycles and the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Samantha Jo Goddard; and a sister, Rebecca June Goddard.

He is survived by his fiancée, Stephanie Perrin, Marble, Colorado; a son, Michael Goddard, and his wife, Lisa, of San Diego, California; by two brothers, David and Jill Goddard of Russell, Kansas ad George Riffel of Ness City, Kansas and his companion, Jeanette; by two sisters, Gloria and Duane Harris of Stockton, Kansas and Terrie Goddard of Salina, Kansas; and by four grandchildren.

Funeral services for Kit Goddard were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, Kansas.

Burial was held in the Morland City Cemetery, Morland, Kansas.

Memorials were suggested to the American Heart Association; and visitation was on Saturday, December 5, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

[Source: The Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 9 December 2009.]


GOFF, Margaret Mary (Merriweather)

Margaret Mary Goff, 91, Morland, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at her home.

She was born Sept. 20, 1918, in rural Studley to Homer Steele and Rosa Florence (Gano) Merriweather.

She married David U. Goff on June 9, 1940, in Kingman. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Lee Goff, Carrollton, Ill., and Frank LeRoy Goff, Janesville, Wis.; a daughter, Margaret Mary Leibold, Morland; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Morland Assembly of God Church; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Morland Assembly of God Church in care of Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City.

[Source: Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 7 September 2010.]


GOLDSBY, LaVera Lee (Wilcox)

LaVera Lee Golsby, daughter of Joseph Ira and Florence Julia (Davis) Wilcox was born December 7, 1927 in Logan, Kansas and passed away at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas on July 25, 1994 at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 18 days.

She grew to womanhood and attended rural grade school in and around Densmore, Kansas. She also attended on year of high school in Lenora. On June 1, 1946 LaVera and Dale Goldsby were united in marriage in the Church of God parsonage in Lenora, Kansas. They made their home northwest of Lenora in the Good Hope Community before moving into Norton in 1977 where they have lived since. In 1978 LaVera received her G.E.D. from the Colby Community College.

She attended the Good Hope Community Church and was later baptized into the United Parish Church of Lenora where she was an active member. After moving to Norton she transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church in Norton. Her Lord and her work in her church were important to her as well as was her loving family. She was a member of the Lenora Rebekah Lodge #381 and the Ladies Aid Society. She had also been a 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and youth group leader. She greatly enjoyed sewing, especially for her family.

Survivors include: her husband, Dale Goldsby, Norton, Kansas; her mother, Florence Wilcox, Tribune, Kansas; one daughter and her husband, Marjorie and Eugene Evans, Gove, Kansas; one son and his wife, Louis and Connie Goldsby, Norton, Kansas; two brothers, Eugene and Peggy Wilcox, Hill City, Kansas and Marion and LaDonna Wilcox, Partridge, Kansas; two sisters and their husbands, LaVerne and John Dean, Boulder, Colorado and Harriet and John Niezgoda, Kennewick, Washington; seven grandchildren, Gina and April Evans and Melinda, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Tony and Scott Goldsby; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, LaVina Harman and two brothers, Amasa Wilcox and infant, Joseph Ira Wilcox, jr.

Note: Burial was in Norton Cemetery.

[Source: Obituary clipping from unknown newspaper.]


GOODMAN, Inis Rosella (Lupher)

Inis Rosella Lupher third child of David and mary Lupher was born near Galesburg, Ill. July 7, 1856 and died at her home near Lenora April 28, 1922 at the age of 65 yers [sic], 10 months and 10 days.

She was united in marriaage to George W. Goodman at Kosta, Ia April 15, 1877. To this union were born four children, three girls and one boy. Mrs. Goodman was never very strong but her last illness was very sudden and unexpected and came as a shock to her family as well as her friends. She had a stroke of paralysis about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and it was soon realized that her sojourn on earth would soon be ended. Sister Goodfan was converted and came into the Methodist Church with her husband some 40 years ago and died a member of our own M. E. Church at Lenora.

She leaves to mourn her untimely death her lonely husband and one son Lloyd J., two daughters, Mrs. Gertie Lewis and Mrs. Edna Goldsberry of Lenora.

Four sisters; Mrs. Estell Hills of Herington, Ks. Mrs. Ada Labert of Sumner, Okla, Mrs. Dora Clark of La Feria, Texas and Mrs. Eva Taylor of Robinett Ore. and one brother Dell Lupher of La Feria, Texas.

One little daughtre [sic], Jessie Pearl died in early youth also one brother Albert Lupher passed away about two years ago. Thus our friends and love dones pass away. We spend our years as a tale that is told. After she was stricken her husband mentioned the name of the Savior to her and to put her trust inHim [sic] and she looked up and nodded for she could not speak.

Farewell, dear mother; Sweet thy rest; Farewell till in some happy place We shall behold thy face again. ‚Tis ours to miss thee All our years, And tender memories of thee keep, Thine in the Lord to rest for so, He giveth His beloved slep [sic].

The funeral was held in the Methodist Church, sermon was preached by the Rev. Mrs. Sears at 3 o'clock Sunday. Gen. 23:2 being used as text. The body was lai nto [sic] rest in the east Cemetery.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, dated 10 May 1922, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]

Mrs. George Goodman was suddenly taken ill last Thursday morning with a stroke of paralysis, dying that night about midnight. She had been in poor health for some time.

She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, one son Loyd and two daughters, Mrs. Gertie Lewis and Mrs. Edna Goldsberry and several grandchildren, all of Lenora besides numerous other relatives and friends.

The family has lived here for a good many years and have been faithful workers in the M.E. Church of which the deceased had been a member for about forty years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mrs. Sears at the M.E. church Sunday afternoon and burial made in the east cemetery.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, 2 May 1922, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GOODMAN, George Washington

George Washington Goodman a son of John and Sarah (Keck) Goodman was born at Marengo, Iowa on April 13, 1855 and died at the Norton Hospital on April 12, 1944. He has been in failing health for some years, but became very ill only on Thursday, April 6.

In 1877 he was married to Inez Lupher at Marengo. They went to Washington County, Kansas, in the early eighties and in 1889 settled in Lenora in Norton County where his brother Charles Franklin Goodman, had come five years before. From that time Norton County had been his home with the exception of two years when he lived in Crete, Nebr. Mrs. Goodman died in 1922. Mr. Goodman was a charter member of the Methodist Church in Lenora and was faithful in his profession. He was loved by his children and respected by his many friends. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Gertie Lewis of Lenora and Mrs. Edna Goldsberry of Lucien, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Swain of Phoenix, Ariz; and tow brothers, Will Goodman of Downey, Calif. and Francis Goodman of Simla, Calif. Two of his children, Loyd Goodman, and a five-year-old daughter are deceased.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, April 14, at 2 o'clock at the Scott Funeral Home. Stephen J. Epler was the officiating minister. The burial was in the east cemetery at Lenora.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, 19 April 1944, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GOTTSCHALL, Wilbur

Lightning's Deadly Work

Last Tuesday afternoon the sad news were brought to town of the sudden death of Wilbur Gottschall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gottschall, who resides about two miles east of Lenora.

Wilbur and his younger brother were working in the field and as a storm was approaching rapidly, they began making preparations to retire from their work for the present. The boys were standing almost side by side each holding two horses, when suddenly the lighting struck them and the teams, instantly killing Wilbur and the four horses. The little boy was apparently not bably [sic] hurt but was greatly shocked; he was brought to town immediately, and an examination by the doctor proved that he was not seriously injured.

It was certainly a heart-breaking scene for the loved ones and especially the little boy, who alone witnessed the sudden death of his brother, when but a moment before they were strong and happy and enjoying the pleasures of life.

It seems hard for a youth, whose life is full of joy and happiness and with a bright future, to be taken away, but the Death Angel knocks at every door, sooner or later, and each must obey the call.

The four horses, that were killed, were purchased by Mr. Gottschall just a short time previous to his sorrowful accident.

Mr. Gottschall's many friends are contributing largely for his relief, as it was quite a loss for him aside from losing his dear loved one.

Wilbur Gottschall was born at Webber, Kansas, January 28, 1888, and was killed by lightning August 18, 1903, aged 15 years, 6 months and 21 days.

No boy or youth was more devoted to the interests of his home and none more highly respected in the community than he.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church conducted by Rev. Hood. The church was draped with flowers and mourning, and lovely wreathes covered the casket,

A very large procession of sympathizing friends followed the remains to the south cemetery.

The deceased leaves a father and a mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss.

The bereaved family haue [sic] the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad hour of affliction.

[Transcriber's note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.]

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]



GRACE, M. Arline (Kobler)

M. Arline Grace of Topeka, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Midland Hospice House. She was 95.

Mrs. Grace began her business career in 1933 as a secretary for Home Owners Loan Corporation and then the Federal Housing Administration in Topeka. During World War II, she worked for the Corps of Engineers in Fresno, California. When she returned home from California, she was employed by the War Manpower Commission.

She and her husband, Don, operated several businesses in Topeka, including Grace's Caravan Supper Club.

Mrs. Grace was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and the altar society at the church. She was also a member of Daughters of Isabella Little Flower Circle #503, the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Ft. Hays State Teachers College.

She was born December 3, 1911 on a farm near Penokee, Kansas, the daughter of John Arthur Kobler and Gertrude A. Sonntag Kobler. Arline married Donald J. Grace on July 9, 1938 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. Mr. Grace preceded her in death on January 14, 1999.

She is survived by two sisters, Leona Hill, Manhattan, Kansas, and Betty Stites, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews also survive.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning,, December 15, 2006, at 11:00 o'clock at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions were suggested to the St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2700 S.E. Virginia, Topeka, Kansas 66605 or to Midland Hospice Care, Inc., 200 SW frazier Cr., Topeka, Kansas 66606.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping photocopy at Graham County Historical Society.]


GRANT, Dwight William

Injuries Prove Fatal

Train Hits Truck Driven by Dwight Grant

Dwight W. Grant was fatally injured about four o'clock yesterday afternoon when a truck he was driving was hit by a special Rock Island freight, two miles east of Dellvale.

Mr. Grant was taking a truck load of melons from Norton to Lenora for Norton merchants. He is said to have heard the rumble of the train and looked one direction, but when he looked the other way the train was upon him and he had no chance to escape. The truck was wrecked and one of Mr. Grant's legs was mangled.

The train crew brought him to Norton and he was taken to the Methodist hospital. The shock proved fatal and he died this morning at 1:30 o'clock.

Mr. Grant was 55 years old and a fine, upright citizen. He is survived by his widow, a son who is engaged in trucking at Almena, a daughter who is a nurse in Texas, and other immediate relatives. He was a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rundle, of Norton.

Pending word from the daughter in Texas, funeral arrangements are incomplete.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping dated 4 September 1925, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]

Dwight William Grant was born February 19, 1870, and died September 4, 1925, at the Norton Methodist hospital.

He, with his parents, moved to Norton county, Kansas, in 1873, where he resided until 1907, when he, with his family moved to Texas. He returned to Norton county in 1922, where he lived until his death.

In 1895, he was united in marriage to Jennie Rundell. To this union two children were born, Irene and Dwight William, Jr.

He leaves his wife and two children, his mother, two sisters, one brother, and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

He united with the M. E. church when a young man and was a member of the Norton Methodist church when he died. He was a member of the Norton Gospel team.

Funeral services were conducted at the Norton Methodist church Sunday at 11 o'clock, by Rev. Homer B. Hix, at Almena. Burial was at Almena.

Mr. Grant was an upright citizen, a consecrated Christian, a kind husband and father and a good neighbor.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GRAY, Ora (McDaniel)

Ora Gray, 96, Hill City, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City.

She was born March 7, 1909, in rural Graham County to Allen Andrew and Keziah Elsie (Campbell) McDaniel. She was a former Bogue resident.

She married Herbert Gray on May 20, 1928. He died Dec. 22, 1947.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Lee Patterson, San Diego; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bogue United Methodist Church; burial in Wildhorse Township Cemetery, Bogue.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: The Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 3 May 2005. Contributed by Src #25.]


GREEN, Charles B.

Penokee-Funeral services were held here for C. B. Green, 85, who died at Trego county hospital at WaKeeney. He had been a resident of Graham county since 1882, when he came to Kansas in a covered wagon from Illinois. He was a farmer near Penokee until his retirement several years ago.

Survivors include a son and daughter, Virgil, Grand Junction, Colo., and Marjorie, Kansas City, Mo.

Note: Burial was in Hill City Cemetery.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 18 January 1953.]


GREENSTREET, Mrs. Emmett (Westenhaver)

Mrs. Emmett Greenstreet died this morning at 8 o'clock at Lathrop hospital, where she underwent an operation Thursday morning for removal of the gall bladder. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Greenstreet had been in ill health, since suffering an attack of flue sometime ago. Mayo brothers and Wm. C. Lathrop both recommended an operation on the gall bladder, but her general poor health seemed unable to stand the ordeal.

Mrs. Greenstreet was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Westenhaver, of Norton. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, cashier of the Agra bank, and a daughter, five years old.

Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the deeply bereaved.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GREER, George

George Greer, son of T. D. and Phoebe Greer, was born in Riley coutny, Knas, May 8th, 1883. His parents moved to Norton county when he was but eight months old. He grew to manhood in the vicinity of Edmond. In the year '98 he enlisted in Co. 3, of the Coast Artillery, at Caswell, North Carolina.

From this term of enlistment he was honorably discharged as first-class gunman. He reinlisted in February, 1911 at the Rock Island Arsenal, serving during this term as gun tester. This term completed and he enlisted again in the 30th regiment Coast Artillery at Fort Logan, Colorado. He was assigned to Brownsville, Texas. During this enlistment he was made a corporal and afterward promoted to the duties of a sergeant. Last fall he was taken to the Army Base Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, where he died of dilation of the heart January 21, 1915.

His remains were sent home to his relations who reside at Norton. The funeral services were conducted here by Elder Yeters and interment was by the side of his mother in the Edmond cemetery.

With his cheery unselfish disposition he made everyone with whom he associated his friend, as was evidenced by the presence of all his old schoolmates and chums at his funeral.

Card of Thanks
The undersigned desire to express a deep appreciation of the kindness and sympathy of their many friends, more particularly our old neighbors of Edmond, during the funeral services and burial of our son and our brother, Geo. Greer.
T. D. Greer
Frank Greer
Albert Greer
Dora Frank
Nellie Jacka

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GREER, Phoebe (McLeod)

Phoebe McLeod, born in Scotland in September I849, died at Norton, Kan. Feb. 9, 19I4, aged 64 years, 4 months and 9 days. At the age of 3 years she was brought to Canada by her parents and married Thomas D. Greer at Paisley, Ontario, in the year 1876. She with her husband moved to Kansas the same year, where she has since resided.

She leaves to mourn her loss, besides a husband, four sons, William J. of Edendale, Cal.; Frank and Albert of King City, Cal.; George, of Rock Island, Ill, of the U. S. Arsenal; and two daughters, Nellie M. Jacka of Modesta, California, and Dora Frank of Norton, Kans. One son, Alma, preceded his mother to his rest at the age of 14 years. Conditions were such that only two children could be present at the funeral, George and Dora.

At the age of 29 Sister Greer united with the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and remained a faithful and devoted member.

Funeral services were held at the home in Norton Feb. 11th 1914, by Elder J. J. Teeter of Selden, Kansas to a large audience, followed by interment in the Edmond cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our old friends and neighbors of Edmond and vicinity who so kindly and lovingly showed their respect both to us and our dear wife and mother, by attending to pay the last respects that could be conferred upon her at the Edmond cemetery in such severe weather.
And we especially thank Mr. and Mrs. Art and Grace for the splendid warm house and meal which they furnished for us and our friends from Norton, which truly did warm both our bodies and hearts, so that we returned to Norton very comfortably.
And we also wish to thank the Edmond Central lady, who so kindly answered to our calls during the time of our bereavement.
T. D. Greer.
George Greer.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frank.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GREER, Thomas David

Thomas David Greer was born at Toronto, Canada, May 19, 1848 and died at Norton, Kansas, March 5, 1931 aged 82 years, 10 months, 14 days.

He came to the United States at the age of 21, living with a sister in Saint Joseph, Missouri, then taking up farming in eastern Kansas, returning to Canada at the age of 27 years when he was married to Phoebe McCleod. After the death of his father, the same year, he again returned to the United States.

To this union was born seven children: W. J. of Santa Monica, California; Mrs. Joe Jacka, of Norton; F. J. Greer of Tracy, California; A. J. Greer of Davis, California. The mother and one daughter Mrs. Carl Frank of Norton, and two sons, George and Alma, having preceded him in death.

Mrs. Jacka, at whose home he passed away was the only one present at his burial.

Mr. Greer is also survived by four brothers: W. J. Greer of Caldwell, Idaho, a man well known in Norton, and father of Mrs. David Foley; Albert of Los Angeles, California; and Kitt and Eggy of Canada; also 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He came to Norton County in 1882, took out his naturalization papers and acquired a preemption timber claim and homestead in the Big Timber neighborhood where he lived a number of years farming and stock raising; later moved to Edmond where his children would be closer to school. About 1900 he became a Continental Insurance agent finally moving to Norton where he has resided since. He was well known over this and adjoining counties as he kept this agency 25 years selling his interest when his health began failing, making it impossible to carry on his work.

He was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church, was a very devout Christian and stood for what he thought to be right regardless of the consequence.

Through all of his suffering and afflictions he still held on to his faith in the Almighty God. Funeral services were held in the Scott funeral home conducted by A. L. Drummond, long time neighbor and friend and he was laid to rest beside his wife and children in the Edmond cemetery.

[Source: Norton Courier (Norton, Kansas), 12 March 1931..]


GRESH, John F.

John F. Gresh was born in Douglas Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 15th 1858 and died at his home in Lenora, Kansas on April 19, 1936 at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 4 days.

The deceased was baptized in the Lutheran Church in early childhood. On February 26th, 1881, he was married to Malinda S. Delp in the English Lutheran church at Pottstown, Pa. Three daughters were born to them: Mrs. Florence Booth, now of Buena Park, Calif., Mrs. Nora Sandborn of Lenora, Kansas, and Mrs. Bernice Larson, now residing at Quinter, Kansas.

Mr. Gresh was of sturdy Pennsylvania parentage, the son of Henry S. and Sarah E. Gresh. From a family of three brothers and two sisters, one brother, Frank of Wilmington, Delaware is still living.

Until about 25 years of age, he remained in his native state, and during his early manhood was employed in the iron smelters there. Four years after marriage, they decided to try their future in the frontiers of the great west. Arriving at Nebraska City, some months were spent there and then they cane on to western Kansas by ox team, locating on a homestead in Gove county. Here they broke sod with the oxen, for the sod house and began making preparations for their future home. After proving up on the claim, they moved to Norton county, locating on the Solomon river, six miles east of Lenora, where they succeeded in building a comfortable home.

Two years ago, Mr. Gresh, being in ill health, he and his wife retired to their present home in Lenora. In 1931 they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The Gresh home was a hospitable one; a pleasant place in which to dwell.

Those of the immediate family left to mourn his passing are his wife, three daughters, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The community has lost a good citizen.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GRESH, Malinda S.

Malinda S. Gresh was born February 2, 1860 at Sumniatown, Pa., daughter of Henry and Lydia (Smith) Delp and passed away May 28, 1949. She was married February 26, 1880, at Pottstown, Pa., to John F. Gresh and five years later she and her husband and little daughter came west, locating at Quinter, Kan., on a homestead. After proving it up, they moved to a farm six miles east of Lenora where they lived for 42 years, but because of ill health of Mr. Gresh they bought a house in Lenora, the husband passing away April 19, 1936.

To this union three daughters were born, Florence M. of Buena Park, Calif., who died one month and nineteen days after the father. Those surviving are Nora B. Sandborn of Lenora and Berniece A. Larson of Quinter, Kan.

She joined the Lutheran Church in her early married life and remained a faithful member all her life. Going through the hardships of pioneer life gave her a sympathy and under-standing of other peoples troubles. And Aunt Linda as she was known to so many in their little community was always helpful to her neighbors in sickness and death. Her cheery ways and kindly smile will be sadly missed by all her friends both young and old.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, 15 February 1950, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


GRIDLEY, Lawrence E.

L. E. Gridley Dies Wednesday At Oakley

Word was received in Lenora Wednesday, that Lawrence Gridley had passed away in Oakley. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Oakley.

Details concerning his death were not learned here.

The Gridley family were well known in Lenora and moved to Oakley a little over a year ago, their home before coming to Lenora. Mr. Gridley operated the Gridley Elevator here several years.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GRIFFIN, Evelyn Gracie

Almena-Evelyn Gracie Griffin, 91, Almena, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.

Mrs. Griffin was born Evelyn Gracie Henderson on Aug. 30, 1916, in rural Phillips County. She was a schoolteacher, retiring in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Williams; and a grandchild.

Survivors include three sons, Gail of Colby, Larry of Almena and Mark of Norton; four daughters, Joanne Lewis of Boise, Idaho, Barbara Nelson of Almena, Lois Britten of Hays and Mona McCall of WaKeeney; a brother, Marshall of Almena; two sisters, Margaret Boyer of Lewiston, Mont., and Ruth Skeels of San Jose, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Almena High School. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena.

Memorials may be made to Almena Congregational Church or the educational system.

Friends may call from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 13 October 2007.]


Evelyn Gracie Griffin, 91, Almena, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Neb.

She was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Phillips County to Edwin Allan and Katie Mae (Gessford) Henderson. She graduated from Almena High School and received her teaching certificate from Fort Hays College.

She married John William Griffin on April 11, 1943, in Salinas, Calif. He preceded her in death. She was a teacher from 1936 until retirement in 1981.

Survivors include three sons, Gail Griffin, Colby, Larry Griffin, Almena, and Mark Griffin, Norton; four daughters, Joanne Lewis, Boise, Idaho, Barbara Nelson, Almena, Lois Britten, Hays; and Mona McCall, WaKeeney; a brother, Marshall Henderson, Almena; two sisters, Margaret Boyer, Lewistown, Mont., and Ruth Skeels, San Jose, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Almena High School Gym, Almena; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton.

Memorials are suggested to Almena Congregation Church or Educational System in care of the funeral home.

[Source: Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 13 October 2007.]


GRIFFITH, Cristine A. (Berger)

Christine A. Griffith, 88, Salina, died Sunday, February 29, 2004.

Mrs. Griffith was born Christine A. Berger on March 31, 1915 at Halstad, the daughter of H.P. Berger and the former Catherine Gilligan.

She was a registered nurse and homemaker. She was a 1936 graduate of the Halstead Hospital School of Nursing. She married J.T. Griffith on October 10, 1939, in Halstead. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Millbrook Cahpter No. 108, Helios Federated Club, Board of Directors of Consolidated State Bank, Graham County Library Board and H.U.D. Board, all of Hill City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T., on March 13, 1968; and a brother, Maurice Berger, on June 1, 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Anne Trickle and husband Ken of Salina and Ruth Cebik and husband Ron of Southbury, CT; two sisters, Hazel Rupe of Alington, TX, and Jean Adrian of Hutchinson; and two grandchildren, Sarah Cebik of London, England, and Stephen Cebik of Boston.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Manor Chapel, Salina, the Rev. Ken Trickel officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hill City Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Manor Shaping the Future Fund of the Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


GRIFFITH, Mabel L. (Wells)

Former Edmond Resident Dies In California

Services for Mrs. Mabel L. Griffith, former resident of the Edmond community were held Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Chapel of the Chimes, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.

She leaves her husband, Frank S. Griffith, 751 Greentree Road, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; three sons, Paul W. Griffith, Manhattan, Kans.; Harry F. Griffith, Whittier, Calif.; John D. Griffith, Anaheim, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Crystal L. Johnson, Leonardville, Kans.; and Mrs. Maxine L. Lundquist, Anaheim, Claif.; three borthers, Lloyd Wells, Ashland, Ore.; Earl Wells, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and Ivan Wells, Beverly Hills, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Smith, Gardenia, Calif.; Mrs. Myrtle Ingham, Eagle Rock, Calif.; and Mrs. Opal Austin, Honolulu; and 13 grandchildren.

Mrs. Griffith's maiden name was Wells and she was born in Coles, Nebr. She moved with her father and family to Edmond in the early 1900's. Mr. Mrs. Frank S. Griffith lived northeast of Edmond from 1907 until 1936. Since that time they have lived in Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades, Calif.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GROSE, Bessie Florence (Wendel)

Mrs. John O. Grose, 70, of Almena, dies

Mrs. John Oliver Grose, 70, lifelong resident of Almena, died at the Norton County Hospital last night following a heart attack. She had been taken to the hospital Tuesday.

Courtney _ Eckhart Funeral Home of Almena announced funeral at 2 p.m. at the Almena Methodist Church with the Rev. A. E. Beardslee officiating. Burial will be at the Almena Cemetery.

Mrs. Grose was born Bessie Florence Wendel, daughter of Henery Milton and Anna Viola Wendel. She was born at Almena, Nov. 29, 1883.

She was married to John Oliver Grose at Norton, Jan. 11, 1911. She attended Center School north of Almena. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Ruby) Strayer and Mrs. Raymond (Doris) Watkins, both of Norton, and Mrs. Charles (Twila) Montgomery, of Concordia, three sons, Lester of Littleton, Wayne of Oberlin and Walter of Oskaloosa, 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two brothers, Claude of Albany, Ore., and Roscoe of Almena.

She was predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Anna Laura, who died at the age of four, a sister, Zella Van Winkle, a brother, Ray, and four grandchildren.

[Source: Norton Daily Telegram (Norton, Kansas), 5 March 1964.]


GROSE, Carrie (Linnell)

Services Sunday for Carrie Grose

Mrs. Carrie Grose, 90, Died December 11 [1975] at the Andbe Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m., in the Congregational Church at Almena with pastors Darel Boston and Harry Justvig officiating. Interment will be in the Farmingdale Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Andbe Home. Friends may call at the Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home, Norton, from 7 p.m. this evening until 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carrie was born May 30, 1885, on her parents' homestead six miles northeast of Almena, the daughter of Lafayette and Serena Miller Linnell.

She grew to womanhood in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood and attended the Pleasant Hill rural school.

On May 17, 1905 at her parents' home, she was united in marriage to Hiram A. Grose. Since her marriage she has been a lifetime resident of the Almena area community until June 1971 when she moved to the Andbe Home.

She was a member of the Paul D. Linnell Post Auxiliary, charter member of the Neighborly Neighbors Club and former member of the Friendly Fifteen Club. She attended the Congregational Church in Almena.

She is survived by one son, Purl and wife Ruth, Almena; two daughters and their husbands, Velma and John Montoyne, Long Island, and Genola and George Campbell, Funk, Neb.; one sister, Mr. Opal Gutzman, Almena, three brothers-in-law, John Boatman, Almena, John Grose, Oskaloosa, Ks., and Alva Lough, Salem, Ore.; one sister-in-law, Doris Linnell, Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband on Sept. 15, 1950; an infant son; three brothers and four sisters.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


GROSE, Hiram Alexander

Hiram Grose Laid To Rest Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services were held from the Almena Methodist church Tuesday afternoon for Hiram Alexander Grose, 67, who died following a short illness at the Norton County Hospital Friday, September 15. Rev. Ray Smith, assisted by Rev. Gerald G. Walter officiated.

Hiram Alexander Grose, son of Oliver and Laura Grose, was born March 5, 1883, at Clyde, Kansas, and departed this life on September 15, 1950, at the Norton county hospital at the age of 67 years, six months and ten days. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage.

He moved to Norton county with his parents when he was a small child and lived all but a few years of his life in or near Almena.

On May 17, 1905 he was united in marriage to Carrie Linnell. To this union was born four children.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, his father, mother, two sisters and one brother.

He is survived by his loving wife, one son, Purl Grose of Clayton; two daughters, Velma Montonye of Long Island and Genola Campbell of Almena; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Davis, Cordelia Gowdy and Lucy Baker; one brother, John Grose, all of Almena and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hie [sic] was always the same wherever you met him, with a cheery smile for everyone. He was one who was always thinking of the comfort and interest of his family and loved ones, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to any one in need.

He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Pallbearers at the services were his nephews, Wayne Grose, Ray Bundy, Oscar Heller, Lloyd Boatman, George Runyan and Alvin Payne. The singers were Mrs. Ann Kolste and Velda Poage, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Short. Interment was in the Farmingdale cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Courtney Funeral Directors.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping (probably Almena, Kansas), undated.]


GROSE, John Oliver

Services Thursday for John Oliver Grose

John Oliver Grose, Norton, former Almena resident, died June 19 [1983] at the Lakewood Village Nursing Center in Wichita at the age of 92.

There will be a short prayer service on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at the Enfield Funeral Home, Norton. Graveside services and interment will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Almena, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dean Rose will be the officiant. A memorial has been established to the Lakewood Village Nursing Center, Wichita. Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday until service time.

He was born Jan. 29, 1891 at Almena, the son of Oliver and Laura Fellows Grose. He grew to manhood in that community and attended the rural grade school.

He was married to Bessie Florence Wendel at Norton Jan. 11, 1911. Mrs. Grose died March 4, 1964. In 1966 he moved to Norton to live with his daughter, Ruby. In 1977, he went to Wichita to live with another daughter, Twila. In 1980 he moved to the nursing home in Wichita.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Strayer, Norton, Doris Watkins, Bradenton, Fla., and Twila and Charles Montgomery, Wichita; one son and his wife, Lester and Alice Grose, Denver; two sisters-in-law, Ilene Grose, Oberlin, and Ella Grose, Oskaloosa; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; two sons, Wayne and Walter; one daughter, Anna Laura; two brothers, Hiram and William; five sisters, Lucy, Etta, Cordie, Clara and Florence; two sons-in-law, Floyd Rhodes and Carl Strayer; four grandchildren in infancy.

Note: Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


GROSS, Mark W.

Mark W. Gross, 81, former Norton Countian, died at Bakersfield, Calif., Saturday, April 12. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Bakersfield.

Mr. Gross was a brother of Harlan W. Gross, Mrs. C. I. Griffith and Mrs. J. B. Wray of Norton. Mr. Gross and Mrs. Wray were with him during his last week of illness, which followed an operation.

Mrak Gross was born in Jewell COunty June 14, 1876 and moved with his family to Edmond in 1893. He married Mrs. Clara Breon of Norton March 1, 1899. They raised two sons, Melvin of Bakersfield and Dale of Los Angeles.

Mr. Gross farmed in the Jennings and Edmond areas until m oving to Bakersfield in 1939.

He is survived by his wife Clara, his two sons, a step-son, Elgie Breon of Jewell COunty, a step-daughter, Mrs. LEora Sproul of Los Angeles, a grandson Jerry Gross of Bakersfield and grandson Allan Gross of Los Angeles, a brother Harlan of Norto, four sisters, Mrs. Annie B. George, LaMonte, Mo., Mrs. Cora Ferris of Los Angeles and Mrs. Minnie Griffith and Mrs. Lula Wray of Norton.

He was predeceased by one brother, Frank.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GUFFEY, Minnie Louise (McCoy)

Minnie Louise McCoy was born January 13, 1875 at Moravia, Iowa to Jehu and Elizabeth Wyatt McCoy, and passed away at the Osceola Hospital, Osceola, Missouri, June 19, 1957 at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 6 days.

When she was 10 years old she moved with her parents to Graham Co., Ks. She was married to John T. Guffey March 5, 1893. Their seven children were reared here. In 1924 Mr. and Mrs. Guffey moved to Monegaw Springs, Missouri. They returned to Graham County for one year in 1948. They returned to Osceola, Missouri because of his health and have lived there since 1949.

Her oldest son Roy, passed away at Harrison, Arkansas, January 10, 1942. She is survived by her husband, J. T. Guffey, and six children, Mrs. Irma Siler, Sacramento, California, Olive Guffey, Osceola, Missouri; Orval Guffey, Twin Falls, Ida., Earl Guffey, Kansas City, Kansas, Hazel Guffey, Washington, D. C.; Floy Clark, Morland, Kansas; one brother, John McCoy of WaKeeney, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Maude Grabner of New Plymouth, Idaho, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; besides many other relatives and friends.

Wherever she lived Mrs. Guffey was active in her church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Osceola at the time of her death. She was known to her family and friends as a faithful Christian and a devoted wife and mother.

Funeral services were held at the Goodrich Chapel with Rev. John Bauer in charge.

Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

[Source: The Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 4 July 1957.]


GUNSTON, Joseph R.

On January 30 Dr. J. R. Gunston suffered a stroke of paralysis. His right side was affected. His condition was serious from the very beginning. The real struggle for life then started. All that physicians could do and loving, tender, patient care seemed to avail not. Everything was done for his relief. At times he seemed to improve and to recognize those around him but he never spoke after the stroke came. For days prior to his passing away he was unable to take nourishment of any kind and his good wife and others in attendance moistened his lips and tongue and made him as easy as possible. The end came peacefully on Monday night, Feb. 8, at 9:15 o'clock.

Joseph R. Gunston was born in Ontario, Canada, April 4, 1864. He was aged 44 years, 10 months and 4 days. Dr. Gunston first came to Kansas in 1885 and settled in Kirwin where for several years he practiced medicine.

On Feb. 11, 1891, just eighteen years before his burial, he was married to Miss Dora Miller who survives him. He came to Lenora in September 1904 which ever since has been his home and where he has acquired the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He is mourned today by a wife and two children, by an aged mother' four brothers and three sisters and by a host of friends many of whom through his skill are here today to mingle their tears with those of his family.

Dr. Gunston long will be tenderly remembered in many homes in and around Lenora. This useful life is now brought to a close by the death angel stepping in and taking the spirit across the river to loved ones on the other shore who have been waiting his coming and are now rejoicing while we shed tears of sorrow at his leaving.

The funeral service was held on Thusday afternoon at one o'clock, Feb. 11, at the opera house which was packed by his friends and relatives. Rev. W. C. Littell of the Methodist church officiated. The Masonic order had charge and conducted the funeral service at the grave which was beautiful and well rendered. The floral offerings from friends and the orders of which he was a member were many and beautiful. Thus closes a short but well spent life.

Card of Thanks.
To the kind friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks, also to those sending flowers and assiting in the music. May the Lord bless you all and spare you such sorrow is our sincere wish.
Mrs. Gunston and Family

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


GUSTAFSON, George O.

George Gustafson, 96, Hill City, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City.

He was born Dec. 13, 1914, in rural Graham County to Carl Edward and Sarah Amanda (Brown) Gustafson.

He married Lois Louise Elliott on Aug. 26, 1936. She preceded him in death Nov. 1, 2003. He was a district director for ASCS.

Survivors include four daughters, Myrna McGee, Bella Vista, Ark., Marllys Yelton, Palco, Merriel Riley, Hill City, and Mary Gustafston Monaghan, Yulee, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Stewart, Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Red Line Church of God, rural Palco; burial in Morlan Township Cemetery, rural Palco.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City.

Memorials are suggested to Graham County Hospital, Hill City FFA Chapter or the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

[Source: Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 5 March 2011.]


HACKNEY, Gerald E.

Gerald Hackney Burned to Death In Texas Tragedy

Two men, one of them a former Kansas State College athlete, were burned to death and a third injured seriously Thursday, Feb. 8 [1956], in an oil well fire about 50 miles south of Midland, Texas.

Dead were Gerald E. Hackney, 29, a former football player and wrestler at K-State, and W. B. Howard, 52, driller. Both were Odessa, Tex., residents.

Gerald was married and had four sons. His wife is the former Gladys Perrill of Norton and Lenora. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hackney, live at Oberlin.

Gerald, Elmer and a third brother, Herman, all married Perrill sisters, daughters of Mrs. Hilda Perrill, former Lenora resident now living at Oberlin.

Funeral services were held at Odessa, Texas, Saturday. Additional services were held at Oberlin today, Wednesday, with burial at The Oberlin Cemetery.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HALL, Catherine (Aplington)

Catherine Aplington was born in Broome County, NY, July 29, 1833. She was the eldest of eight children.

She moved with her parents to Butler County, IA in 1860 and in 1866 was married to Rev. Isaac Hall. To this union was born three children, Mrs. Lillie C. Johnson of Calvert, Kansas, Chas. G. Hall of Long Island, Kansas and W. J. Hall of Norton, Kansas.

The family moved to a homestead in Norton County in 1878.

Her husband preceded her in the better land in 1886. In early life she united with the Methodist church, living and striving to have her loved ones live a Christian life.

She passed from this life March 3, 1915, aged 81 years, 7 months, 3 days, leaving to mourn her loss three children, twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. G. G. Codner, of Almena and Mrs. Cyrus Doty of Clarksville, Ia. and a brother, L. A. Aplington of Walla Walla, Wash. She was at the home of her son, Charles, at the time of her death and the heavy snow and almost impossible roads prevented all relatives except her three children and six grandchildren from attending the burial, which took place Saturday, March 6, 1915. A short service was conducted at the house by Mrs. Atkinson and interment made in the Fairview cemetery.

[Source: Obituary clipping from unknown newspaper. Submitted by site-owner.]


Norton Cemetery.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 8 May 1955.]


HANCOCK, Addie (Bernard)

Mrs. Addie Hancock of Almena dies

Mrs. Addie Hancock, 92, longtime well-known resident of Alment [sic], died yesterday [3 June 1964] at the Belleville hospital.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel of the Courtney-Eckhart Funeral Home in Almena with the Rev. A. E. Beardslee officiating. Burial will be at the Almena Cemetery [Mt. Hope].

She was long active in the Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. She had lived at Almena since 1903.

She was born at L'Erable, Ill., in May of 1872, and came to Jewell County, Kans., in 1878. She was married to Richard Waugh, July 22, 1894, in Ionia. They moved to Otego and later to Esbon before moving to Almena. Her first husband, a blacksmith, died April 6, 1917. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Mr. Hancock.

Four children of the first marriage survive. They are Mrs. Ernest (Dorothy) Pratt of Burr Oak, William Waugh of Redwood City, Calif., Bernard of Great Bend and Richard of San Francisco.

A daughter, Mrs. Reva Irvin, died in 1926, and a daughter, Rhea, died in infancy.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hattie Purcell of Colorado Springs, two brothers, Ed Bernard of Densmore and Gus of Fairbury, Nebr., five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


HANDJANI, Houchang "Hank"

Houchang "Hank" Handjani was born to Hossein and Fatemeh Handjani on May 20, 1928 in Teheran, Iran. Hank was the youngest of 4 brothers and lived in Iran until he went to college in Paris. He was attending Columbia University graduate school in New York City when he met and married Jeanine Frederick. After graduating, he worked as an electrical engineer, designing computers and airplane equipment. Hank and Jeanine had 3 children in New Jersey and moved their family to California in 1980. In his later years, Hank retired from engineering and spent some time as a real-estate agent. Hank and Jeanine enjoyed traveling to visit family in the mid-west, Alaska, and California. Hank spent the last few years of his life helping Jeanine cope with late stage Alzheimer's. He died in Thousand Oaks, California on March 10, 2012, following cancer surgery. His wife Jeanine died 2 months later. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Akbar and Jahan. He is survived by his brother Ali, his 3 children, 3 grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A service will be held for Hank and Jeanine on Sunday, July 22 at 2pm at the United Parish Church in Lenora.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Provided by the family to Lenora Cemetery Association (Lenora, Kansas).]


HANDJANI, Jeanine (Frederick)

Jeanine (Frederick) Handjani was born to Noah and Florence (Archer) Frederick of Lenora, Kansas on April 27, 1931. Noah was the local mail carrier as well as a wheat farmer. Jeanine and her twin sister Joyce attended school in Lenora and Norton, and graduated high school in 1949. Then they attended nursing school at the University of Colorado in Denver. After college, Jeanine worked as a nurse and as a stewardess until she met and married Houchang "Hank" Handjani in New York in 1961. Jeanine and Hank were devoted parents to their 3 children: Shirin, Jahan, and Jila. When her children were older, Jeanine worked as a school nurse and as a nurse in a state psychiatric hospital in California. She enjoyed gardening and singing in her church choir. Late in life, she developed Alzheimer's disease and cancer. She died on May 14, 2012 in her home in Thousand Oaks, California, with her family at her side. Jeanine was preceded in death by her devoted husband Hank, who died in March. She was also preceded in death by her father Noah, mother Florence, and brother Paul. She is survived by her sisters Joyce and Marvelee, as well as her 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A service will be held for Jeanine and Hank on Sunday, July 22 at 2pm at the United Parish Church in Lenora.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Provided by the family to Lenora Cemetery Association (Lenora, Kansas).]


HANSEN, Henry Milton

Henry Milton Hansen was born to Hans and Marie Hansen at their farm home north of Morland, Kansas, on June 17, 1893; and departed this earthly life on the morning of June 18, 1984, at his home in Hill City, Kansas, one day after his 91st birthday.

Henry spent his early years helping his family and learning the blacksmith trade and the labor of farming. As a young man he left the farm and was employed by the Missouri Pacific railroad, beginning at Stockton, Kansas. In 1918 he enrolled in the Santa Fe telegraph school at Topeka. On completion of that course he went back to work for Missouri Pacific and was sent to numerous locations in Kansas and Nebraska as relief station agent.

He worked as a bookkeeper and accountant as the railroad was being built from Salina to Cornith, then as division clerk at Nowata, Oklahoma, where he remained until he answered the call of his country and entered the army where he served until the close of World War I.

Returning from the service, he became bookkeeper for Marion Machine Company at the Nowata division. In 1921 he moved back to the home farm, residing there until 1930 when they moved into Hill City to take advantage of schools for the children. He owned an Insurance Agency in Hill City for many years and farmed until four years ago when he retired.

On August 9, 1916, he was united in marriage to Nina Mabel Moss of Osborne, Kansas. To this union three children were born: Wayne Moss Hansen, March 17, 1919, who passed away July 26, 1932; Patricia Evelyn born April 18, 1928, and Hans Robert Hansen, March 13, 1932.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mabel, 2 children, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Eastern Star and a number of business organizations. Henry served in the State Legislature, City Council and was a working member of the State and National Republican organizations.

Services were held Thursday morning at 10:00 at the Methodist Church with burial in the family plot in Anderson Cemetery, north of Morland.

Thank You
Just a thank you seems such a small thing to say to so many who have been kind and helpful during Henry's long illness. I can't write to each one, so I want to say to you all, doctors, nurses, aides, friends and relatives, who have done so many kind and helpful acts. Thank you, for letters, cards, telephone calls, personal calls, and for the prayers and ministers' calls of encouragement. The dinners and lunch and food sent to the house are gratefully acknowledged by:

Mrs. Mabel Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Hans R. Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rogge.

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 24 June 1984.]


HANSEN, Karen Marie

Mrs. Karen Marie Hansen died at the home of her daughter at Studley, Kansas, Saturday October 18 [1919], age 82 years, 9 months and 18 days.

The body was brought to Perry and funeral services held from the home of her son John A., Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Beers officiating and interment had in Grace Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Hansen was a former resident of Perry, her husband, having died here in the early days.

Two sons and a daughter survive, being John A., of the Bank of Commerce, Richard of Caddo county and Mrs. J. H. Foster of Studley, Kansas. All were present at the funeral services.

[Source: Perry Republican (Perry, Oklahoma), 23 October 1919.]


HANSON, Patrick Peter

Norton - The funeral for Patrick Peter Hanson, 76, will be Friday at 9 am in St. Francis Church, the Rev. Joseph Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery.

Mr. Hanson died at Norton County Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1879 at Parnell, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hanson. He married Margaret Donahue at New Almelo in 1910.

The Hansons farmed near New Almelo several years. In 1939 they moved to Norton. Mr. Hanson became custodian for the Norton postoffice.

Survivors include the widow; one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Peter Braun, Los Altos, Calif.; Raymond, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Sylvester, of the home.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 19 September 1956.]
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HANSHAW, Effie

Died - Feb. 10, 1899. Effie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Hanshaw, aged 2 years, 9 months, and 13 days. After an illness of two weeks, little Effie fell asleep to awaken no more in this world. Like lillies taken from the wilderness, children are transplanted to Paradise, and like pearls in Diadems, they are inserted into the Kingdom of God."

Note: Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena, Kansas.

[Source: The Almena Lantern (Almena, Kansas), 16 February 1899.]



HARDMAN, Emma J. (Lein)

Mrs. Tom Hardman who has been seriously ill with typhoid fever for so long a time, took a relapse the first of the week and died Tuesday at her home nine miles south east of Lenora. The funeral was yesterday.

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 21 August 1902.]

Emma J. Lein was born March 1, 1874 in Andrew county, Missouri and died August 19, 1902 at her home in Graham county, Kansas, age 28 years, 5 months and 18 days.

On December 1, 1887, she was converted to the Methodist faith and was married to T.L. Hardman, August 22, 1889.

The services were held on Wednesday at the Prairie Dell school house, conducted by Rev. Hood, after which the remains were laid to rest in the South Star cemetery. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.

Note: The youngest child, Maude, was born shortly before Emma died.

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 28 August 1902. Contributed by Src #10.]


HARE, David J.

David J. Hare, son of Joseph B. and Ivalea (Ritter) Barnett, was born February 26, 1944, in Norton, Kansas, and passed away in Norton, on October 25, 2012, at the age of 68.

David grew up in the Clayton and Norcatur communities where he graduated from the Norcatur High School. He also attended Northwest Kansas Technical School. On January 23, 1966, David and Retta Bateman were united in marriage in Edson, Kansas. They made their home in Norcatur where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He retired in 2006.

David was a member of the United Methodist Church in Norcatur, the Prairie Powder Packers, and the Norton County Saddle Club. He enjoyed working with his wood projects, watching his grandchildren play sports, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: his wife, Retta Hare, Norcatur; three children and their spouses, Janice and Keith Baker, Norton; Kathy and Eric Wilkins, Holdrege, Nebraska; Joe and Trudy Hare, Russell, Kansas; one brother and wife, Darrel and Alice Barnett, Clayton, Kansas; one sister and husband, Kay and Robert Strevey, Norcatur, Kansas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Lester Barnett.

A memorial has been established to the David Hare Memorial Service.

Note: Burial was in Norcatur Cemetery.

[Source: Enfield Funeral Home (Norton, Kansas), 26 October 2012.]


HARRIS, George H.

George H. Harris Passed Away

Startling and sorrowful was the news of the sudden death of George Harris early last Saturday morning. Only the night before he had presided over the Farmers meeting, taking an active part and apparently in the very best of health and spirits.

When starting for home he complained of some difficulty in breathing, and after reaching home he suffered from coldness in his limbs, but after warming up he declared he was feeling fine. Along in the night when asked by his wife he again said he felt splendid, but soon after he spoke of his difficulty in breathing. Then death came gently and he passed out.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Christian church, more sorrowing friends attending than possible to get in the building. Interment followed in the Edmond cemetery.

While not a close personal friend we were well acquainted with Mr. Harris. We can testify to his worth as a good citizen--one ready and willing to help his neighbor and community develoop and progress. In these days of self-seeking the departure of such citizens is a distinct loss to the community. We join in the sincere regrets at his so sudden taking away.


George Harvey Harris, son of Mullenburg and Susan Harris, was born April 6th, 1855 in Putman Co. Indiana. He was married to Frances M. Cord October 21st, 1877. Six children were born to this union: Hattie, Charles, Manford, Myrtle, Bessie and Clara, the last named dying in infancy.

G. H. Harris joined the Christian Church at the age of 12 years.

He moved to Grant county, Kansas, October 20th, 1887 and came to Norton County October 17th, 1898.

In addition to his loyal wife and the five sons and daughters, he is survived by two brothers, Jhn and Noah; also 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He died November 18th, 1920 at 5 a.m., aged 65 years, 7 months and 7 days.

In his passing a devoted husband, a kind and loving father, and a highly respected Christian gentlemen [sic] has gone to his rest in the Great Beyond.
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Card of Thanks
We desire to thank those tendering flowers, the choir who sang, and all the friends and neighbors who in any way aided in showing respect to our loved husband, father and brother at his funeral..--Mrs. G. H. Harris, Children and Brothers.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HARTMAN, Dr. Roger LaMonte

Norton-Dr. Roger LaMonte Hartman was born April 17, 1935, in Wichita, the son of Ronald Clark and Estelle (Winters) Hartman. He passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at his home in Norton at the age of 74. He grew up in the Wichita area and graduated from the Augusta High School in 1953. On June 9, 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Rummell in Augusta, and to this union three children were born, Robert, Leslie, and Brian

In 1953, Roger attended the University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1957. He graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School with scholastic Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1961. His internship was in Polk County Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 1963, Dr. Hartman and wife, Ruth, went to the Indian reservation in Zuni, N.M., where he spent two years with the Public Health Service. He then spent a year in private practice in Cortez, Colo. It was while in Cortez that they were convinced to come to Norton and practice medicine and raise their family.

Dr. Hartman enjoyed knowing his patients and their families. He delivered over 1,500 babies, including many second-generation babies. It gave him much satisfaction watching babies grow up and having the opportunity to deliver their children. He went through many good and bad times with his patients, allowing his gift of compassion to be felt by many. Dr. Hartman was an extraordinary family practitioner and will be remembered for his devotion of 30 years to his patients and medical practice. Dr. Hartman retired in April of 1994. This time allowed him to be at the Prairie Dog Golf Course loving the game of golf and being with his much loved friends.

He will especially be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home in Norton; sons, Robert and wife Staci Hartman, of Logan, and Brian Hartman, of Norton; daughter, Leslie and husband Jim Baird, of Norton; three granddaughters, Anne Elizabeth and Kathryn Leigh Hartman, and Laura Lee Baird; a brother, Dr. Boyd Hartman and wife Patti, of Minneapolis, Minn.; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Norton Library Foundation. Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, was handling arrangements.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 14 January 2010.]


HAYES, Harlan Elija

Another Old Settler Called

It was with surprise an [sic] in sorrow that the community learned of the sudden death of Harlan E. Hayes, the evening of Sept. 6th. While his health had been somewhat impaired for several years, none had a thought the end was so near.

Mr. Hays came to this country on the 26th day of August 1884; secured a homestead seven miles northwest of Morland, Kansas and has resided in or near this locality ever since. His industry, singleness of purpose and sterling integrity commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. The expression of the following verse seems very appropriate, especially to the mother who waits:
The days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, The Headstones thicken along the way, And life grows sadder, but love grows stronger, For those who walk with us day by day. Then let us clasp hands as we walk together, And let us speak softly in low sweet tones. For no man knows the morrow whether We two walk on, or but one alone.

Obituary
Harlan Elija Hayes, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Hayes was born near Mt. Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, September 24, 1864 and died September 6th, 1928, aged 63 years 11 months and 12 days.

He came to Kansas in August, 1884 residing here ever since. He was united in marriage to Marie Ponath of Lucerne, Kansas, Augrst [sic] 26, 1891. To this union two children were born: Marinda Heskett of Morland, Kansas and Louis Hayes of Lucerne, Kansas. In going away he leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, two children, a grandchild, two brothers, living in Ohio, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness during the illness and death of our dear husband and father and for the beauerful [sic] floral offerings.
Mrs. Harlan Hayes
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Hayes
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Heskett
Mr. Leopold Ponath
L. P. Ponath and family
Mr. and Mrs. B. Ponath

Note: Burial was in Morland Cemetery.

[Source: Morland Monitor (Morland, Kansas), 13 September 1928.]


HAYES, Matilda Ann (Flora)

Matilda Ann Floira was born in Monroe County, Ind. Nov. 11 1839 and departed this life Dec. 25, 1921 age 82 years, 1 month and 14 days.

She united with the Baptist Church when she was 17 years old thus early in life giving herself to the work of the kingdom. In 1859 she moved with her parents to Mo. And in July 1866 she was united in marriage to J. E. Hays [sic], to this union was born 4 children 3 girls and one boy. Margaret Ann McCready and John Hays of Lenora, Martha Moberly and Mary Taylor passed away after they were grown to womanhood and left families of their own.

In 1883 they moved to Republican, County Kansas and to Norton County in1885 where she has resided until her death.

In 1895 she united with the Congregational Church of Lenora and has remained in the faith of her Lord a consistant [sic] consecrated Christian. A friend to every one fair in her judgment [sic] uncomplaining she has lived out her life in the triumphant faith of Christianity.

For almost 61 year and 6 months she and her husband have traveled life together. What great blessing from the Lord have come to them in this journey together.

She leaves to mourn her loss two children a devout husband 2 sisters and two brothers living and 61 grand children and great grand children. Many other friends, the Christian dies with a living faith unto a living presence she has fought a good fight finished her course kept the faith. Now a crown of --- [unreadable] for her and all others.

The funeral sermon was preached at the Congregational Church by Rev. W. E. Dull. Mrs. Sears and Rev. Brannon assisting. The body was laid to rest in the south cemetery.

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 4 January 1922.]


HAZEN, John L.

John Hazen Passes To the Great Beyond
With the passing of John Hazen, one of Graham county's most substantial and well known citizens was taken. Mr. Hazen was raised on his father's farm about four miles west of Morland and his farm adjoins his father's on the northwest where he has lived up to the time of his death last Sunday morning from supposed heart trouble as after effects of the flu.

We deeply regret the passing of this fine man and extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
JOHN L. HAZEN

John L. Hazen was born in Graham county, Kansas, September 9, 1879 and died on December 16, 1928, aged 49 years, 3 months and 7 days. He has lived in Graham county all his life and it was with great regret when the news came that he had suddenly passed away.

He leaves behind to feel their great loss, his wife and two sons, George H. and John F., also an aged father, and an only brother, Chester M.. One sister preceeded him in death.

He has been a beloved neighbor and friend in this community and will be sadly missed in the future. He was a member of the A.F. and A.M. of Morland who were at the funeral and took charge of the burial services at the grave. Thus paying their respects to a fallen brother.

We extend to the bereaved ones our sympathy and love in this hour of darkness and may our Heavenly Father bring to them the desired help and comfort.

Rev. C. D. Gambriell gave the sermon at the house and the Masonic Brethren took charge at the grave.

Note: Burial was in Morland Cemetery.

[Source: Morland Monitor (Morland, Kansas), 20 December 1928.]


HEATER, Maleta (Parker)

Found Dead in Bed

Mrs. Louis Heater, for some time a resident of Bow Creek township was found dead in her bed on morning last week by her eight year old son, her husband absent from home. A coroner's inquest was held over the body and after careful investigation returned a verdict showing that death was the result of heart disease. A very pitiable story comes to us of her death. Mr. Heater was away at work and Mrs. Heater and her six children, the oldest being eight years of age and the youngest ten months, were at home alone on the evening before her death. She was not feeling well and according to the little son's evidence he had prepared and given her some medicine just before he retired. Along in the night he heard the baby crying and knowing of his mother's illness went to her bed and took the baby to bed with him. When morning came he got up and called to his mother, getting no response he went to the bedside and tried to rouse her. Getting no response he dressed the other children and loading the three smaller ones in a hand cart the six started out for their grandparents several miles away. Thus they went until the George Hayne's home was reached where Mrs. Haynes seeing them thought something must be wrong to force six so little fellows as they were out in the cold early in the morning, so she stopped them to inquire the cause. The oldest told her his mama was asleep and he could not wake her. A telephone message sent Charley Haynes, the nearest neighbor, to the home where he found the mother of the little tots cold in that sleep from which there is no waking, death having come during the night, presumably earlier than when the baby cried. In making the trip the little fellows did, they must have suffered terribly from the cold and we were told that one little girl's feet were frosted while another's fingers frozen.

Note: Burial was in Lucerne Cemetery.

[Source: Hoxie Sentinel (Hoxie, Kansas), 24 December 1914.]


HEITMAN, Meta Catherina (Von Elling)

Mrs. William Heitman
Meta Catherina Von Elling was born September 13, 1897, in Republic County, Kansas and departed this life April 4, 1951, at the age of 53 years, 6 months & 21 days. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church April 9, 1911 at Gaylord, Kansas, and moved with her parents to Graham county in 1916.

She was married September 29, 1917 to William Albert Heitman at Hill City. To this union was born one son, who gave his life for his country June 15, 1944.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, four sisters and five brothers, Lena Lyons of Smith Center, Berth Ifland of Vallejo, California, Hilda Larkawisiki of Los Angeles; Mary Pilcher of Kensington; Albert Elling of Palisade, Nebraska; Herman Elling of Oberlin; Will Elling of Lenora and Oscar Elling of Madison; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held April 6 and Mrs. Heitman was laid to rest in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 19 April 1951.]


HELLER, Osa Merle (Boatman)

Osa M. Heller funeral service Thursday, Aug. 22

Osa Merle Heller, died on Saturday, August 17 [2002] at the Andbe Home, Norton at the age of 95.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 22 at the Enfield Funeral Home, Norton with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena, KS.

Memorials may be made to the Andbe Home, Norton.

Osa was born March 26, 1907 in Palco, KS, the daughter of Evaline G. Rolland and William A. Boatman. She was married to Oscar G. Heller and was a homemaker.

survivors [sic] include two daughters, Maxine Bean, Cawker City, KS and Betty Pfeifer, Cut Bank, Montana; a son, Donald M. Heller, Salina; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant sister, Ada and a sister, Cecil McAllester.

Enfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Undated clipping from unknown newspaper.]


HELMAN, Arthur C.

Norton-The funeral was held here Saturday for A. C. Helman, former Norton businessman who died at his home in San Diego. The Rev. H. P. Woertendyke officiated. Burial was in Norton cemetery

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 13 December 1953.]


HENDERSON, David E. Jr.

David E. Henderson, Jr., Brilliant Young High School Student Dies

David E. Henderson, Jr., the 16-year old son of Attorney D. E. Henderson, Sr., and Mrs. Henderson, 622 Troup avenue, died last Tuesday morning, November 18, at the Norton Sanitarium, Norton, Kansas. This brainy young boy had to leave his studies last November on account of ill health, contracting a severe cold which developed into lung trouble. This would have been his senior year in Sumner High School if he had been able to continue his course. Young Henderson was considered an extraordinary bright student and in a city wide contest in 1923, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, for the best production on some subect [sic]. David was awarded this coveted prize, also a loving cup from Sumner High School. His subect [sic] was "Our Greatest Opportunity."

His father is one of the bar's well known attorneys of this city and state and has been one of the assistant prosecuting attorneys of Wyandotte county for four years.

The funeral was held last Friday at 10 a. m. from the First Baptist church, his pastor, Rev. W. A. Bowren officiating.

The many friends, including The Advocate, extend to the bereaved family their sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

[Source: Kansas City Advocate (Kansas City, Kansas), 28 November 1924.]


HENDRICKS, Frank

Thursday about noon, Frank Hendricks son of John Hendricks, living about three miles northwest of town, fell out of a tall cottonwood tree and was killed. The boy was on his way to town and passed through his uncle Si's place, where met his cousin Fred chopping wood. After a few words the two separated, but soon Frank called to Fred that there was a fine red squirrel in a tree near, and that he wanted to catch him. The two boys scared the squirrel from one tree to another until he had climbed a tall cottonwood. Frank declared his intention to climb the tree and get the squirrel. Fred protested, but to no avail. When about fifty feet from the ground, the boy reached to another tree close at hand to which the squirrel had jumped. The branch to which he held broke, and he fell to the ground smashing his shoulder and doubtless rupturing a blood vessel, for blood at once gushed from his mouth and nostrils.

In falling Frank grasped at three different limbs but all broke off without impeding the fall. Fred attempted to catch the falling boy, and did succeed in doing so, but could not stop the force of the fall sufficiently to save his cousin. He at once went for help. The boy died in about twenty minutes.

[Transcriber's note: Burial was in Lenora East Cemetery.]

[Source: Lenora Independent (Lenora, Kansas), 13 August 1898.]



HENDRICKS, William A.

William A. Hendricks, 94, Lenora, died at the Graham County Hospital Wednesday, May 22, 1974.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2 p.m. at the Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home in Norton. Mr Wilber J. Hedger will officate.

Mr. Hendricks was born near Lenora on February 7, 1880, the son of Silas and Mary Daykins Hendricks. He was a lifetime resident of Norton County, attended rural school District No. 30 near Lenora, and grew to manhood northwest of Lenora.

On September 20, 1906 in Norton, Kansas he was united in marriage to Flossie Stanley. Following their marriage they farmed near Lenora unti 1942 when they moved into Lenora and lived with their daughter, Mrs. Ivan Keeler.

He is survived by his wife, Flossie, now living in Hill City, one son and his wife, Myron and Lila Hendricks, rural Lenora, one daughter Allie Keeler, and husband Ivan, Lenora, one brother and wife Oscar and Lucille Hendricks, Colorado Springs, Colorado, three grand children and six great grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, infant son, Farrell, two sisters, Linda Jensen and Margaret Stanley, and one brother, Fred Hendricks.

Interment will be in the Lenora East Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral Home from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the funeral hour.

[Source: Norton Telegram (Norton, Kansas), 22 May 1974.]


HENDRICKSON, Malinda (Shewey)

Norton-One of Norton County's early-day residents, Mrs. Malinda Hendrickson, died at her home here after suffering a stroke.

Mrs. Hendrickson was born near Hamburg, Ia., Oct. 25, 1879. She came to Norton County in a covered wagon at the age of five. The family settled on a homestead eight miles southeast of Norton.

In 1897 she was married to William A. Hendrickson. Survivors include five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Olive Davis, Norton; Mrs. Edna Kirk, Clayton; Mrs. Eva May Mellon, Boone, Colo.; Mrs. Iva M. Campbell, Portis; Mrs. Ethel Davidson, Walla Walla, Wash.; Walter, Norton; and William, Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Wilmetta Scharf, Norton, and Mrs. Bessie Orcutt, Caldwell, and two brothers, Ed Shewey, Canon City, Colo., and Arnold Shewey, Marysville, Mo.

Note: Burial was in Norton Cemetery.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 28 March 1954.]


HENSON, Emma Sarilda (Schoen)
aka FLICKER, Emma Sarilda (Schoen)

Mrs. James Henson

Ellis--The funeral for Mrs. Emma Sarilda Henson, 76, who died Nov. 27 at her home in Ellis, was Nov. 30 in the Bogue Community Methodist Church, the Rev. Wayne Kenyon, her grandson, officiating.

Burial was in the Wildhorse township cemetery.

Mrs. Henson was born Feb. 7, 1891, north of Cawker City in Jewell county. She spent her early years in the Cawker City area. She attended Cawker City High School, Down business college and Bethany college.

She studied piano at Bethany and later gave piano lessons. She also was an expert seamstress. She first joined the Cawker City Baptist church, then transferred to the Bogue Community Methodist church when she moved.

On Nov. 28, 1912, she was married to W. E. Flicker. They farmed near Cawker City and Lenora until 1924, when they moved to Hill City.

They purchased a caf00E9 at Bogue in 1944 and operated it as Flick's caf00E9. She managed the caf00E9 for seven years after Mr. Flicker's death in 1954.

She was married Aug. 2, 1961, to James Henson in Chanute. They moved to Ellis on Nov. 15, 1961.

Survivors include the husband, James, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Kenyon, Bogue, and Mrs. Marjorie Gaynor, Sterling, Colo.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Andy Schoen, Lenora, and Eldon, Cawker City, and two sisters, Mrs. Louise Brooker, Easton, and Mrs. Helen Jones, Tustin, Calif.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 6 December 1967.]


HEROY, Thankful A. (Hazeltine)

Another Pioneer Passes Away Thankful A. Matthews Hazeltine was born in Busti, Chautauqua Co.., New York, June 29, 1845. She was married to J. H. Heroy, September 2, 1871, at Centralia, Kansas.

They moved to western Kansas about twenty-four years ago and settled on a farm in Sheridan county where Mrs. Heroy died April 27, 1909. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hampton at the McGraw church Wednesday, April 28, at one o'clock.

Mrs. Heroy's life has been an exemplary one, full of kind words and good deeds. She was a most faithful Christian and it was always her principal desire to do something to help others and lead them on to the better things of life.

As a wife, as a friend and as a worker for the cause of Christ, she will be sadly missed. The sorrowing husband has the sincere sympathy of an unlimited number of friends in this his greatest bereavement-the loss of his companion.

Note: Burial was in Adell Cemetery.

[Source: Unknown, undated newspaper clipping. Contributed by Src #15.]


HEWITT, Elgar Isaac

Elgar Hewitt Laid To Rest

The funeral of Elgar Hewitt was held last Friday afternoon, services in the Christian church being conducted by Rev. Blanding, and attended by a very large number of sorrowing friends of the deceased young man.

Many beautiful flowers bore silent testimony to the regard in which Elgar had been ehld, wreaths from teh OddFellows, Woodmen, Rebekahs, and the American Legion, joinining with those of closer friends.

Services were followed by burial in the home cemetery [Edmond Cemetery], members of the orders to which he belonged escorting their brother to his last resting place.

Elgar Isaac Hewitt was born April 22nd, 1897 at Beloit, Mitchell Co. Kan. Died September 2nd, 1920 at Lathrop Hospital, Norton, Kans; aged 23 years, 4 months and 10 days.

He leaves to mourn his death, both father and mother, two sisters, three brothers, two grandmothers and a host of other relatives and friends.

1914-Three terms of College at Hutchinson.

January 21st, 1918 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. At Great Lakes he was in Camp Farragut, Camp Decatur, and Camps Dewey and Peary. June 13th, 1918, he was sent to Harvard and went to school there until November, when he was assigned to the S. S. Sturgeon bay. Went to Cleveland, thence back to New York, then sailed through the Great Lakes up to canada, to Quebec and Novia Scotia and back to New York. April, 1919 he was assigned to the SS. Sassenhelm, sailing for Cuba. Returned to the U.S. April 29th; May 5th back to Cuba and May 23rd back to New York again. After other trips on water and through states he was released (subject to call) July 31st, 1919.

May 1st, 1920 he took the dray line in Edmond. Monday August 16th he was seriously injured, and lived 17 days dying at 1:30 Thursday morning.


Elgar Hewitt Passes Away

The news was learned this morning of the death of Elgar Hewitt at Norton last night. He passing away at 1:30.

This was not entirely unexpected, for his injuries at the time of his sad accident were very serious. Some slight improvement last week offered a ray of hope, but those closest to him were at no time sanguine for his recovery.

His death at this age and under such conditions is exceedingly and Practically just starting out on his own, and working to build up a business, it seems hard that a chance accident should cut short a life but barely entered on manhood. Elgar Hewitt was known to us as an industrious, upright young man, one pleasant to meet and easy to get along with. His untimely death is sincerely deplored by all, while sympathy goes out to the parents thus bereft of a worthy son.

We are advised the body is to be returned here tomorrow, funeral services to be held in the afternoon.

Note: The surname is spelled Hewett on the grave marker. [Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HICKERT, Bernard

Bernard Hickert Dead At Almelo
Wealthy Landowner Ill Several Days of Pneumonia-Funeral Is Tomorrow Morning

(By Telegram Correspondent)
Lenora, April 1.-Bernard Hickert, pioneer citizen of the New Almelo community and one of its wealthiest residents, died last night [31 March 1932] at New Almelo, where he had been ill for several days of pneumonia. The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph's Church at New Almelo.

Mr. Hickert was 78 years old, having been born in 1853 in Germany. He emigrated to the United States when a young man and had lived in this part of the county for about 47 years. He accumulated large land holdings, dividing much of it in recent years by gifts of a farm to each of his nine children.

The children are Elizabeth Hickert, Henry Hickert, Theresa Hickert and Lena Hickert of Bird City, Marie Hickert, John Hickert, Mrs. Anna Osthoff and Joe Hickert of New Almelo and Barney Hickert of Denver. The wife died several years ago.

Note: Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

[Source: Undated Norton Daily Telegram clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HICKERT, David Lee

Hill City-David Lee Hickert, 51, Hill City, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005.

Mr. Hickert was born Nov. 25, 1953, in Hoxie. He was a direct support professional for DSNWK in Hill City.

Survivors include his wife, Kenda of Hill City; a stepson, Josh Tubbs of Pratt; two brothers, Joe of Goodland and Bill of Russell; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City.

Memorials may be made to Graham County Hospital Hospice.

There will be no visitation.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 5 February 2005.]


HISEY, Edna M. (Thompson)

In memory of
Edna M. Hisey
Entered This Life At
Greenleaf, Kansas
October 3, 1898
Departed This Life At
Benkleman, Nebraska
October 19, 1982
Services
Spencer Chapel
October 22, 1982
Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Officiating
Pastor Seth Adams
Interment
Hill City Cemetery
Music
Ronald Radcliffe, soloist
Mrs. Duane Radcliffe, accompanist
Casket Bearers
Richard Hisey
Greg Hisey
Mike Hisey
Doug Lockwood
Laird Matheny
Morris Matheny

[Source: Funeral card.]


HISEY, Ruben L.

R. L. Hisey Dies
Had Been Semi-Invalid for Several Years
Ruben L. Hisey, 51, died Thursday, January 17, at the home of his brother, Everett Hisey, in Hill City. He had been a semi-invalid for years. Cause of death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrage [sic]. He was patient in his suffering and will be missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Hisey was born at Hill City and lived most of his life in Graham county. In former years he worked with threshing machine crews, shucked corn and helped in harvest on farms in this vicinity.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hopper of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; and Mrs. Olive Stites of Palco; one brother, Everett, of Hill City; two nephews, Alvin Hisey of Oberlin and Galen Hisey of Hill City; one niece, Evelyn Hisey of Hill City; other relatives and friends.

Services were held Sunday at the Hill City Church of Christ with the Rev. Clarke Devore, minister, and interment was in the South Star Cemetery.

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 24 January 1952.]


Ruben L. Hisey, son of Clara and Lewis Hisey, was born March 16, 1900, at Hill City, Kansas, and passed away January 17, 1952, at Hill City, Kansas, at the age of 51 years, 10 months an done day.

Most of Mr. Hisey's life was spent in Graham county. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two sisters and three brothers. He leaves to mourn their loss: two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hopper of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. Olive Stites of Palco; one brother, Everett Hisey of Hill City; two nephews, Alvin Hisey of Oberlin and Galen Hisey of Hill City; also one niece, Miss Evelyn Hisey of Hill City, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 20, at the Church of Christ in Hill City with the Rev. Clarke Devore officiating. Interment was in the South Star Cemetery.

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 24 January 1952.]


HOCKMAN, Richard Dean

Richard Dean Hockman was born in Hoxie Kansas on March 23, 1931 to Ora Hockman and Martha Boys. He died on November 30, 2012 at the age of 81 years, 8 months, and 7 days, at the Norton County Hospital.

As a young child he moved from Hoxie to Colorado, and later to Densmore to attend Densmore High School, where he graduated with the class of 1949. He served in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion in Norton. He married Rita Marie Riemann on August 7, 1951 in Densmore, Kansas at St. Mary's Catholic Church. To this union, 6 children were born, Paul, Robert, Keith, Mary Theresa, Lyle, and Kirk.

In 1954, they moved to the farm north of Densmore, and in 1958 they moved to their current home where Richard and Rita farmed until he retired in 2010. Richard loved to hunt, talk on the telephone, and was always there to lend a helping hand.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Ora and Martha; son, Paul; daughter, Mary Theresa; great grandson, Ethan Sauron Hockman; brother, George Therwin Hockman; brother-in-laws, Harold Riemann, Duane Riemann, and Gene Walters.

Survivors include his wife Rita Hockman; children, Robert Hockman and wife Beverly of Salina, KS; Keith Hockman and wife Patti of Plainville, KS; Lyle Hockman and wife Brenda of Phillipsburg, KS; Kirk Hockman and wife Anita of Topeka, KS; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-laws Joan Riemann, Ruth and husband Roger Roe of Osage City, KS; Karen Walters of Albion, NE; Mary Ellen Posson of Norton, KS; Darlene Hockman of Centennial, CO; Lila Riemann of Phillipsburg, KS; bother-in-law, Bernard Riemann of Mesquite, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard had struggled with multiple medical complications in his life, especially in the last 13 years. Nevertheless, he will long be remembered by his friends as loyal, yet always eager to joke and tease.

Rosary service will be held Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Logan Funeral Home, Logan, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the St. John's Catholic Church, Logan, KS, with Father George Chalbhagam officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Densmore, KS with military honors.

Visitation will be Sunday from noon - 9:00 p.m. at the Logan Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Fence Fund.

[Source: The Norton Telegram (Norton, Kansas), 4 December 2012.]


HOFF, Amos

Amos Hoff was born in Morgan County, Ohio (originally Athens) in 1834 and died at Lenora, Norton County, Kansas, May 2, 1906. When at the age of 8 years he came with his parents to Peoria Co., Illinois, and from that time began moving westward, keeping in touch with the tide of immigration. From Illinois he came to Dallas Co., Iowa, then a very wild portion of the state, being sparsely settled. In 1883 he again moved westward to Nuckalls Co. Nebraska, and in 1886 moved from there to Sherman Co., Kansas, where he lived but a short time, moving back to his home in Nebraska.

In 1893 he purchased a farm in Norton Co., Kansas, where he moved and farmed for a number of years, afterwards erecting a fine residence in Lenora, where he resided until death.

The deceased was married to Miss Polly Matson in Warren Co., Iowa, in 1876, to which union six children were born, all of whom are now living and were present at his death. Mr. Hoff became a member of the Christian church at Nora, Nebraska, and held strongly to the faith of the church to the end. He was a consistent Christian, a kind and affectionate husband and father and a loyal and upright citizen.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, last Thursday at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. B. W. Mulkey, after which a large procession of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Lenora cemetery [Lenora South Cemetery].

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 10 May 1906.]


HOGAN, Hannah (Van Dyke)

Hannah Van Dyke was born in Green County, Wisconsin, on February 20, 1850, and died at her home near Hill City on May 10, 1927, aged, 77 years, 2 months and 20 days.

Funeral services were conducted at the Community church on May 11, conducted by Rev. W. W. Enyeart and burial was made in the Hill City cemetery.

She was united in marriage to Nicholas Selby on October 8, 1868. To this union one son was born, J. A. Selby of Hill City. In 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Selby settled in Graham county by homesteading the farm, now known as the Jim King place 4 miles north and one mile west of Hill City. The first schoolhouse of the neighborhood was built on their homestead near a one cottonwood tree and became known as the Lone Tree district, a name it has kept ever since, although moved to a new location. The tree was blown down in the Millbrook windstorm which occurred on March 4, 1887.

On January 2, 1906, she was united in marriage to L. P. Hogan and continued her home here to the end of her life. A record of 47 years on the frontier of civilization written by a wife and mother is ample evidence of her loyalty and faith to the hopes that are within her and through it all Mrs. Hannah Hogan maintained a hopeful, cheerful outlook upon life despite the hardships imposed upon her by the natural elements incident to her adopted home.

The passing of such a wife, mother, neighbor and friend, is reflected in the sadness of the community wherein her influence has long been felt. In early life she became a Christian and ever remained faithful to her Lord and Master.

Note: Burial was in the Hill City Cemetery.

[Source: Hill City Republican (Hill City, Kansas), 19 May 1927.]


HOLLENSHEAD, Dr. Pearl Seaburn

Former Lenoran Dies At Belleville

Dr. P. S. Hollenshead Succumbs Following Lengthy Illness

Dr. P. S. Hollenshead, former dentist in Lenora, died at his home in Belleville, Kansas, last Thursday of the morning at 4:00 a.m., following a lengthy illness which had kept him bed fast most of the time, during the past few months. Dr. Hollenshead was 60 years of age.

Following funeral services at Belleville the body of Dr. Hollenshead was brought to Norton Saturday night and funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church and burial was made in the Norton Cemetery.

Surviving Dr. Hollenshead are his wife, the former Jesse Arasmith of near Lenora; their daughter Hildred Hollenshead; one sister, Maude Hollenshead of Norton and one brother Ernest J. Hollenshead of Mizpah, Montana.

Lenora friends offer their sympathy to the family.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HOLMES, James Guy

Edmond-The funeral for James Guy Holmes, 78, retired Graham county farmer, will be at 2 pm Sunday at the Edmond Christian Church, the Rev. Leon Worcester officiating. Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery.

Mr. Holmes, who died Thursday night [28 August 1969] at the Norton hospital, was the father of Mrs. Dale Jellison, 325 N. Penn, Salina.

He was born on the homestead of his parents in the Spring Creek neighborhood of Graham county and lived on the farm his entire life until retiring to Edmond about 2 years ago.

Survivors, besides the daughter in Salina, are the widow, the former Mrs. Ruth Newbold, Edmond; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Stephen, Norton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie McKisson, Palco, and Mrs. E. L. Hall, Norton; 4 step-children and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Holmes' first wife, Laura Etta, died in 1960.

The Eckhart funeral home, Norton, completed arrangements.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping.]


HOLSINGER, Ida

Miss Ida Holsinger, of Rockwell City, Norton county, we see by the Norton papers, took strychnine, Tuesday evening of last week, to end her life. She succeeded. Further than that she was despondent, the cause of her terrible suicide is unknown. She is highly praised for her intelligence and kindness. Next June 24, her twenty-first birthday, was her appointed wedding day. Her parents and lover are almost driven to despair.

Note: Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

[Source: Western Kansas World (WaKeeney, Kansas), 25 April 1885.]

A Miss Ida Holsinger, says the Norton Courier committed suicide on Tuesday evening one week ago. No reason can be assigned for the awful act, only that she was tired of life, as her family relations were of the most pleasant nature and all highly respected by the whole community. She was to have been married June 24, to Lewis Young, an excellent young man, who with her parents are heart broken over the sad event. Strychnine was the weapon used to cut the brittle thread of life.

[Source: Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 7 May 1885.]


HORESKY, Frank Sr.

Frank Horesky ,son of John H. and Anna B. (Kubichek) Horesky, was born in Johnson County, Iowa on October 4, 1877, and died in the Norton Hospital on August 3, 1945 at the age of 67 years, 9 months, 30 days. He was injured by a tractor which proved fatal.

At the age of 14 years he began farming and worked for others. Later he became a prosperous farmer and farmed for himself on a large scale. He took great pleasure in working with different kinds of machinery. For some time he had been in failing health but continued his activities until the accident resulted in his death.

In 1892, Frank came to Norton County with his parents and lived here the rest of his life. He was united in marriage to Nellie M. Cook at Norton in December 1930. to this union was born one son, Frank, Jr., who lived with his father on the farm 11 miles southwest of Norton.

He is survived by the son, Frank Jr., two brothers and one sister, John B. and Enoch H. Horesky and Mrs. L. O. Cope, all of Norton, four nephews, Billie and Bobbie Horesky of Norton, Ray E. and Robert Lee Cope, both in the service, Ray in Palsten, Czechoslovakia and Roy in the south Pacific, six nieces, Mrs. Alan Mesmer of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Grace Buchanan of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Gerald Sanborn of Edmond, Kas., Miss Mable Horesky of Washington D. C., Mrs. Eva Cutherbertson of Dellvale, Kas., and Mrs. Faye Webber of Norton, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Scott Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, August 5, with Stephen Epler preaching the sermon. Burial was in the Norton Cemetery.

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Card of Thanks
Sincere thanks and deepest appreciation for the thoughtful acts of sympathy and kindness during the illness and death of our loved one.
The Horesky and Cope Familes.

Note: Interment was in Norton Cemetery.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HORNING, Nellie E. (Blincow)

Nellie E. Horning Dies Following Lengthy Illness

Funeral Services To Be Held Here Sunday Afternoon

Mrs. Nellie Ellen Horning, 84, one of the area's well known early resident, died at 4:45 a.m. today, Oct. 7, at her home, 331 W. Lincoln. She had been suffering from cancer for about two years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at The Scott-Brantley Funeral Home. Rev. Rex Harmon will officiate. Burial will be at The Norton Cemetery.

Mrs. Horning was the grandmother of Mrs. Betty Lou Field of Almena, auto accident victim whose funeral was held this afternoon.

Nellie Ellen Blincow was born Dec. 4, 1870, at Long Buckbye, Eng., a daughter of William and Betsy Wykes (Howe) Blincow. When still a baby she came to The United States with her parents. The family lived at York, Nebr., until moving to Colby in 1890.

She married John A. Horning at Colby May 18, 1892. The Hornings moved to a farm five miles southwest of Norton, where they lived until moving into Norton in 1944. Mr. Horning died June 19, 1950.

Mrs. Horning became a member of The United Brethern [sic Brethren] Church at the age of 18 and later transferred her membership to The Norton Christian Church. She was known as a fine mother and neighbor and was highly respected in the community.

The Hornings raised four daughters and two sons who survive their parents. One son died during infancy. The living children are Mrs. Olive Horesky, W. C. Horning, Mrs. Ruth Hubbard, Irvin Horning of Norton; Mrs. Alice Bard of Prairie View and Miss Ethel Horning of the home.

She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Farris of Vinton, Ia., 13 grandchildren and 18 great - grandchildren. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers at the funeral.

[Source: Unknown newspaper clipping, dated 7 October 1955, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HORTON, Ellen

A Piller Has Fallen

In the death of our sister, Mrs. Ellen Horton, not only as a household left desolate, but the whole community realizes a loss which they feel is irreparrible [sic], and the church has lost a support for which she is reconsiled [sic] only by the thought that she has joined the church trumphant [sic]. We do not wih to pronounce a wordy eulogy but know that in speaking in the highest term of love and praise we do but voice the contament [sic] of the many friends she has made often a residence of 10 yearsamong [sic] us. While we have been witnessing as we have especially of her friends for her welfare, the offices of the children some of whom lived miles away in bringing their offerings of flowers to relieve the motony [sic] of the sick room, we have thought truly "love begets love," she has been a great suffer for years, and those who feel her loss most can but rejoice that she is set free. The berieved [sic] family have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of trail. Her life has been a benediction to those who knew her, let us follow her as she followed Christ. The passed to her great reward August 19, 1889, her funeral sermon was preached according to her request by the writer.
J. E. Langley.

Note: Burial was in Morland Cemetery.

[Source: Fremont Eagle (Fremont {now Morland}, Kansas), 21 August 1889.]


HORTON, I. B.

A Sad Accident

It is only with much sorrow that we report the death of one of the most promising young men of Graham county. I. B. Horton, Son of Snyder Horton, our esteemed citizen and member of the firm of Coder & Horton.

"Bert" as the deceased was always called was clerking in his father's store. On last Thursday evening at 8 o'clock he was loading a little 22 caliber pistol, preparatory to shooting at a mark, when John Elliott steped [sic] into the store and Bert turned to get what he wanted sich was on a shelf placed higher than he could reach without using both hands.

In attempting to place the pistol in the upper right hand pocket of his vest he accidentally discharged the contents into his right lung, which caused his death in a very few minutes.

Mr. I. B. Horton was born in Jones County Iowa, Oct 29th, 1868 and was therefore 20 years 7 months and 28 days old. he came to Graham county, with his parents about 11 years ago. They resided on brush creek five years, and then moved to Fremont where they have been living ever since. Bert united in membership with the Methodist church about two years ago and was one of its faithful members at his death.

He was honored, respected and beloved by all,and was considered one of the best young business men in town. The funeral services were held at the Fremont church on Saturday June 29th, at 2, o'clock p.m. by Rev. J. E. Langely pastor of the M. E. Church. The remains were carried to their last resting place, the Fremont cemetery, followed by a very large concourse of relatives and friends the largest funeral procession ever held in Fremont, showing the great eseteem in which the young man was held.

He leaves a sick mother, a father, and five brothers, to moun [sic] the loss of a devoted son, and a kind and true brother. They have the syampathy [sic] of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

When the messenger of death visits a community and through sickness calls some loved one away from the bosom of a family, it is an awful solemn and serious matter. it seems as though a dark vail [sic] were drawn over our entire surroundings, but when an accident happens in our midst and especially to one who is loved, honored and respected by all, and he is almost instantly called to his long lone home we are terror stricken stuned [sic] in our eager worldly career, the vail becomes as dark as midnight, and the awful solomnity [sic], seriousness, and responsibility of both life and death, breaks upon us with a force that the most hard-hearted are unable withstand.

Forever and ever I stand by the river
That parteth the living and dead.
And I silently watch with my lips aquiver,
While my eyes fill with tears unshed.
Forever and ever! oh, is there no ending
To all of the sorrow and pain!
Ah Yes! when kind friends o'er me bending
Shall whisper: "Our loss is his gain!"

[Source: Fremont Eagle (Fremont {now Morland}, Kansas), 13 July 1889.]


HOYT, Edmund R.

Mr. Hoyt of Lenora died on January 5, 1929 (Bethel Item)

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 10 January 1929. Contributed by Src #16.]

Edmund R. Hoyt was born in the town of Dewitte, Michigan on July 12, 1852 and departed this life at his home near Lenora, Kansas on January 5, 1929 at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 23 days.

At the age of 12 years he moved to town with his parents where he grew to manhood. On November 5, 1876, he was united in marriage to Mary Helen Boone. To this union were born eight children, four boys and four girls, all of whom are still living. Chas. Of Weskan, Adelbert of Dellvale, Riley and Edmond of Lenora, Mrs. Edna Starrett of Dellvale, Mrs. Nellie Breeden of Lenora, Mrs. Mary Rose of Colony and Mrs. Bertha Kelly of Clyde. Beside his faithful companion, eight children, and 27 grandchildren, he leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. Ellen Davidson of Chester, Wyoming and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hoyt moved with his family to Kansas in the year 1878, where he homesteaded in Norton county near Lenora, enduring all the trials and hardships which accompanied pioneer days, always looking on the bright side of life, meeting whatever came with a cherry word and smile. He stills owns the homestead at the time of his death.

He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. His sickness was but of a few hours duration, being stricken with paralysis. The funeral was held from the M.E. church of Lenora, in the charge of the pastor, Rev. A.J. Lunsford. His body was laid to rest in the East Cemetery.

Note: Burial was in Lenora East Cemetery.

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 16 January 1929. Contributed by Src #16.]


HUDSON, Joel

Mrs. Joel Hudson died at her home in Lenora, Sat evening. She had recently returned from visiting a daughter in Calif. Funeral from ME church

Note: Burial was in Lenora East Cemetery.

[Source: Lenora News (Lenora, Kansas), 17 February 1910. Contributed by Src #16.]



HUFFMAN, Delbert Alvin

Former Edmond resident dies at Salt Lake

Delbert Alvin Huffman, 56, son of Perry Huffman of Edmond, died Friday [31 March 1961] at Salt Lake City, U., where he had lived for the last few years. He had been in ill health for several months.

Huffman was born April 3, 1904, at Edmond.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church in Edmond. Rex Harmon will be minister in charge. Burial will be at Edmond [Cemetery]. Cutting Funeral Home of Lenora is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Huffman, who was single, is survived by his father, four brothers and three sisters. His mother died in 1918.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HUFFMAN, James Dexter

James Dexter Huffman was born November 6, 1873 at Kimeo, Washington Co., Kansas, and departed this life Feb. 13, 1959, at the age of 85 years, 3mo., and 7 days.

He was the son of Dan and Mary (Cushin) Huffman. He came to Mitchell County with his parents as a boy and grew to manhood in the Green Mound neighborhood. He was married to Edna E. Conklin, Dec. 5, 1895 at Beloit, Kansas, who preceded him in death. To this union was born one son, Vernie M. Huffman.

He moved to Norton County in the spring of 1901 settling on a farm near Edmond, Kansas, becoming one of the early day settlers, where he lived except for a few years in Edmond. He was a good neighbor and friend to all and was active in community and civic affairs.

He united with the church in his youth and remained a staunch Christian throughout this life till he was called home with the Lord. He was a member of the E. U. B. Church.

He had been in failing health for the last several years and received care in the Andbe Home.

He leaves to mourn his passing his son, Vernie and daughter-in-law, Roxie, and three grandchildren, Kathleen Cummins and husband, Joe, of Wichita; Glenna Sproul and husband, Lloyd, of Edmond; Rex Huffman and wife, Donna, of Mulvane, Kansas; several great grandchildren; four living brothers, Perry Huffman of Edmond, Kans.; Henry Huffman of Caldwell, Ida.; Walter Huffman and Roy Huffman of Asherville, Kansas; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Note: Burial was in Edmond Cemetery.

[Source: Newspaper clipping dated 18 February 1959 contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


HUNTER, Robert Kerell

Plainville-Robert Kerell Hunter, 71, Plainville, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.

Mr. Hunter was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Hill City. He was a lumberyard employee and laborer.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shonda Hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Plainville; a stepson, Gerald Reeves of Plainville; two daughters, Ronda Beacon of Hoxie and Tonia Warner of Plainville; a brother, Byron of Ness City; four sisters, Roberta Hendrick of Connersville, Ind., Rowena Carpenter of Selden, Irene Berry of Hill City and Kaylene Zahn of Hutchinson; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral chapel.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 30 January 2005.]


HUNTINGTON, Verlan Guy

Verlan Guy Huntington, or "Potts" as he was known to his many friends, was born near Morland, Graham County, Kansas, May 18, 1919, and departed this life at his home in Hill City, Kansas, December 21, 1962, at the age of 43 years, 7 months and 3 days. He was the second child of a family of three born to Guy and Lillie Huntington. When he was 6 years old, his parents moved into Morland, where he attended school for 2 years.

In May 1927, the family moved to their farm 7 miles north of Studley, and he completed the eighth grade at the Gradan School. He attended high school for three and one-half years at Morland, Kansas. He worked two summers on a ranch in Colorado....one winter husking corn in Nebraska.... and two years in a market in Alhambra, California. He was united in marriage to Cova Irene Middleton of Bogue, Kansas, March 29, 1941, at Belleville, Kansas, and to this union was born a son, Ronald Eugene of Wichita, Kansas, and a daughter, Saundra Irene Johnson of Hoxie, Kansas.

The first year of their marriage was spent in Wichita, Kansas, where he was employed at Beech Aircraft. On February 16, 1943, he was called for military duty, and served in the Army Air Corps. After receiving basic training at Sheppards Field, and a course in aerial gunnery at Kingman, Arizona, and airplane engine mechanics at Amarillo, Texas, he was sent to Rapid City, S. D., where he was assigned to a bomb squad and trained for overseas duty.

On April 23, 1944, he was sent to England, with the 8th Air Force. While there he completed 35 missions over Normandy, Rhineland, and Northern France sectors as a top turret gunner and first engineer on a B-17, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Airmetal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Badge, and Good Conduct Medal. On November 13, 1944, he was sent back to the States for further schooling at Larado, Texas, after finishing his course he was sent to Rapid City, S. D., where as Tech-Sergeant, he served as an instructor of aerial machine gunnery, until his discharge September 9, 1945.

Returning home to his family he leased a farm north of Morland, where they resided for two years. Then they moved to Hill City, where he was employed by Lewis Motor Co. for 13 years. He owned and operated the Drive-In Cafe in Hill City for 2 years.

On October 1, 1961, he accepted a position with the K. C. Tractor Implement Co., of Kansas City, Missouri, which he held at the time of his death. He also continued to operate the farm after the death of his father.

He was preceded in death by his father, an infant sister, and an infant brother.

At the time of his death, he held membership in the Hill City BPOE-1995, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was President of the Zero Bowling League.

In his demise he leaves his loving wife Cova, son Ronnie; daughter Saundra; mother Lillie; and son-in-law, Randy Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a loving husband, father, and son, and enjoyed himself most when with his family.

A lover of nature and the great outdoors, many weekends were spent with them at the lake and on his vacations touring the country.

He will long be remembered for his winning personality and cheerful disposition which won him friends where ever he went.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

There's an open gate at the end of the road
Through which each must go alone
And there in a light we cannot see
Our Father claims his own.
Beyond the gate our loved one
Finds happiness and rest
And there is comfort in the thought
That a loving God knows best.

Funeral services were held in the Hill City Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon, December 23, 1962, for Verlan Guy Huntington with Rev. Arthur C. Stubbs. Music was furnished by a duet, composed of Mrs. Catherine Taber and Mr. Robert Rath, who sang, "Beyond The Sunset', and solo, "Beautiful Threads of Gold", sung by Robert Rath. Mrs. John Born was organist.

Casket bearers were: Francis Hunsicker, Verlan Covalt, Don Law, Pat Lewis, Robert Brown, and Lawrence Bell.

Interment was in the Morland Cemetery with the American Legion in charge. Funeral arrangement by Spencer Chapel of Hill City, Kansas.

Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Randy Johnson, Jr. of Hoxie; Mr. Ronald Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Reasoner and sons, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nickelson, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nickelson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore, all of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Moore of Hays; Mrs. Charlotte Lindenman, Salina; Mr. J. R. Molesworth, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Leola Molesworth, Brewster; Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bates, and Mrs. Eddie Bates of Lenora; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Huntington of Hoxie; Mrs. Art Krannawitter of Hays; and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Middleton of Yuma, Arizona.

Close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Georg Houdek and Mr. Sam Soulter of Salina; Mr. Joe Griffin and Mr. Glenn Blackwell of Kansas City, Mo.; Dwight Minear and W. P. Wilkerson of Lucas; Mr. and Mrs. Nordstrom of McPherson; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Torkelson, Pratt; and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tholen of Oakley.

Card of thanks
We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to our relatives and friends who so kindly rendered service in deed and thought at the time of our bereavement. We are grateful for the sympathy expressed in the beautiful floral offerings, for the food brought to the home, and food served by the two churches, for the cards and letters of sympathy, to the Minister for his words of comfort, to those who furnished the music, to the casket bearers, American Legion and mortician.
May God's blessings rest on all of you.
Mrs. Verlan Huntington
Ronald Huntington
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Johnson Jr.
Mrs. Lillie C. Huntington

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 23 December 1962.]


JACKSON, John Madison

John Jackson, one of the old colored residents of this county, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. He was sitting in a chair and, without any warning sign, toppled forward and was dead when they got to him to pick him up. He had been in poor health for some time.

Note: Burial was in Hill City Cemetery.

[Source: The People's Reveille (Hill City, Kansas), 5 Aug 1920.]


JACKSON, Everett "Chuck"

Hill City-Everett "Chuck" Jackson, 68, Hill City, died Friday, June 22, 2007.

Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Norton. He was an oil field pumper.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Maria McBride Jackson, of Hill City; three sons, Sean McBride of Cozad, Neb., Shane McBride of Scott City and Shannon McBride of Hill City; a brother, John Jackson of El Dorado; and 14 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stinemetz Funeral Home, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642. Burial will be in Hill City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 27 June 2007.]


JAKUBOWSKI, Margaret (Klein)

Funeral Mass for Margaret Jakubowski, Norton

Margaret Jakubowski, Norton, died September 18 [1995] at the Norton County Hospital at the age of 95.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Berland officiating. Vigil service will be held this evening, Thursday, at 7:30 at the funeral home in Norton. Interment will be in the Norton Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her name. Friends may call at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, until 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Enfield Funeral Home, Norton, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born February 21, 1900, in Luxembourg, Germany, the daughter of Edward and Mary Klein. Her family came to the United States when Margaret was five years old and they made their home in the New Almelo, Kansas area. On July 23, 1919 Margaret and Leonard Jakubowski were united in marriage in New Almelo. They made their home in the Norton area until Leonard's death in March 1966. She continued to live in Norton and had been living in the Andbe Home.

She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Norton and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include: two sons, Don Jakubowski, Gilbert, Arizona and Ivan Jakubowski, Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Martin and Leonard, Jr. and one daughter, Marie Weigel.

[Source: Undated clipping from Hill City Times.]


JAMES, Winnie Iola (Quakenbush)

Winnie Iola Quakenbush, daughter of Jonathan and Tally Hughes Quakenbush, was born Aug. 30, 1886, on a farm near Scottsville, Kansas and passed away in the Hoxie hospital Saturday, Jan. 9, 1960, at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 9 days after a lingering illness. She was the second in a family of one son and two daughters. She with her parents lived in the Scottsville community until she was nine years of age. At that time, the family moved to a new home eight miles east of Beloit near Asherville. Many of her happy memories of events and friends of school girl days are centered in the community and during her lifetime she had always maintained correspondence and still had contact with some of these friends.

In August of 1905, the familiy moved to a new home about ten miles north of Quinter, making the trip over land in a covered wagon, hayrack and top buggy. At that time there was a shortage of teachers in this pioneer community so in October, 1905, Winnie took the teachers exam and taught a term of school at what was then know [sic] as Square Top School.

On Aug. 31, 1908, she was united in marriage to Henry Leroy James at the Methodist parsonage in Morland. The first eight years of their married life were spent in a one-room sod house. It was a home of love and understanding through hard times, crop failures, lots of hard work and little social life. In 1916 they moved to a rented farm and in 1921 they moved five miles south of Tasco where they built a modern house and she lived in this home the remainder of her life.

To this union were born nine children, five of whom now survive. Ferrel, the oldest, expired in 1942 and three died in infancy.

Winnie joined the Christian Church at the age of 14 and for a time she was a member of the Bethel Christian Church. She with her husband and family later became members of the Presbyterian Church at Tasco where she served as pianist and assisted in the many activities of the church for many years. She later transferred her membership to Hoxie where she was a member until the time of her death.

Her Christian life served as a living example to her familiy and those who knew her throughout her life.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Leroy and five daughters: Mrs. Bernice O'Dell, Studley; Mrs. Helen Conard, Hoxie; Mrs. Nettie Landon, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Rosie Perkins, Garden Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Petty, Ogallah; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; also a half-brother, Floyd Quakenbush, St. Charles, Mo., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Gladys Travis, Concordia and Mrs. Evelyn Munch, Burlington, Colo., and many relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 13, from the Hoxie Presbyterian Church.

Note: Burial was in Hoxie Cemetery.

[Source: Hill City Times (Hill City, Kansas), 28 January 1960.]


JOHNSON, Anna "Ollie" Ohio (Brown)

Anna Ohio Brown was born near Salem, Henry county, Iowa, April 9, 1862, and departed this life at her home near Lenora, Kansas, June 7, 1907, being 45 years, 1 month and 28 days of age.

August 1, 1880, she was united in marriage to Hiram Johnson; to this union were born seven children, three dying in infancy, the other four-one son and three daughters-remaining to mourn the loss of a mother.

In 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved from Iowa and settled in Mitchell county, Kansas. Two years later they moved further west settling near Lenora, Kans.

Mrs. Johnson united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1890, of which church she has since been a member.

In her last illness, Mrs. Johnson suffered untold agonies, yet in the midst of suffering she trusted in her Master whom she had learned to love, and in the moment of transition was enabled to exclaim, "Happy, happy, happy." As she entered the dark valley, how appropriate the words, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me."

Funeral services were held in the Lenora M. E. Church, where a large concorse [sic] of friends gathered to view for the last time on earth, the face of the one they had learned to love. After services the remains were laid at rest in the south cemetery.

In the death of Mrs. Johnson, a husband has lost a faithful wife, the children a loving mother and the community a noble, and true friend. Our loss is her gain.

[Transcriber's note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.]

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]



JOHNSON, Doris Hope (Zimmerman)

Doris Hope Johnson, daughter of James William and Carrie Lesley Zimmerman, was born April 11, 1903 near Scottsville, Kansas and died September 23, 1977 at the Norton County Hospital at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 12 days.

Hope lived with her family in Mitchell County, Rooks County and moved to Norton County in 1911 where she attended the rural grade school District No. 48 and graduated from the Norton County High School. She attended college in Hays. She taught school for 16 years and was a Depot Agent for 25 years most of that time at Kirwin. On June 23, 1952, Hope and William V. Johnson were married at Kirwin. They lived at Kirwin until she took her retirement and moved to Edmond. Mr. Johnson died May 29, 1960.

She was an active member of the Edmond Christian Church, a member of the Royal Neighbors Club, the Lenora Rebekah Lodge No. 351 and the Lenora O.E.S.; American Legion Auxiliary of Kirwin; and a charter member of the Thimble Club.

Survivors include: a step-daughter and her husband, Marvel and William C. Emmons, Delta, Colorado; six sisters, Hazel Sproul, Hildred and her husband Louis Harting, Hester Zimmerman, Susie and her husband Lester Stephen, all of Edmond, Irene Moore, Pleasanton, Helen and her husband Eldon Claar, Loveland, Colo.; five step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Commodore, Joe and James, one step daughter Geneva Whaley.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 26, 1977 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church in Edmond with Norman Voss officiating. Mrs. Elma Brown sang "In the Garden" and "Under His Wings" with Mrs. Artha Griffey accompanist.

Casket bearers were Harlan Stephen, Lester Stephen, Frank Harting, Harold Stephen, Everett Stephen, and Lloyd Sproul.

Concluding service and interment were held in the Edmond Cemetery, Edmond.

Arrangement were by Enfield-Eckhart Funeral Home, Norton.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


JOHNSON, James Peter

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 3, 1960, 2:00 p.m. for James Peter Johnson, 65, who died at Norton, September 30.

The service was held at the Lenora Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Pere Davis, Norton, and Rev. Carl Kroenlein, Lenora, officiating clergymen. Arrangements were by Cutting Funeral Service.

Casket bearers were Alva Nelson, Koester Arnold, Ray Cargill, Chester Johnson, Ed Nelson, and Karl Haferland. Music by Mr. and Mrs. De Young, with Mrs. Frame Belden, organist. Interment was in the Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Undated clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


JOHNSON, Lillie (Hall)

Almena-Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Johnson, 83, Almena pioneer woman, were held here Friday. Mrs. Johnson died [4 July 1951] at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Rundell, Norton. She came to Norton county with her parents, The Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Hall in 1878. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Gray, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Lena Brown, Almena; her step-daughter, Mrs. Rundell; two sons, the Rev. Johnson, Centerton, Ark.; and Mark Johnson, Portland, Ore.

Note: Burial was in Long Island Cemetery, Phillips County, Kansas.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 8 July 1951.]


JOHNSTON, Margaret

Mrs. J. M. Johnston, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.R. Tillotson at Lenora Sunday afternoon, at the age of about 70 years.

Mrs. Johnston came to Logan from Iowa and in 1878 moved to Lenora. She also homesteaded in Sherman County. For years, Mrs. Johnston and her daughter conducted a hotel in Lenora known far and wide at the "Valley House".

Declining heath and age forced her to give up the hotel business about eight years ago and for a time she and her daughter, Miss Essa, lived in their comfortable cottage home in Lenora.

A few years ago they moved to Norton, where Miss Essa was employed at the Farmers Telephone and later to Agra, where Miss Essa had charge of the Farmers Telephone switchboard the past two years.

Mrs. Johnston was a strong believer in Christian Science and died in that faith. The senior member of this office boarded with this good lady and she was always quoting from the Science creed.

Her only son, Leo, died last winter following the influenza. Three daughters, Mrs. Maude Tillotson of Lenora, Mrs. Vada Tuggle of Powell, Wyoming, and Miss Essa, with a host of friends, mourned her death.

Funeral services will be conducted at Lenora Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, 14 November 1920, contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles. Transcribed by Src #10.]


JONES, "Dutch"

"Dutch" Jones Dies at Yuma, Colorado

"Dutch" Jones, son of Mrs. Maggie Jones of Lenora died at a hospital in Yuma, Colorado last Thursday from a prolonged illness.

Mr. Jones had been suffering from kidney trouble and complications since Christmas and passed away in Yuma on Thursday of last week. He leaves to mourn his passing of the immediate family, his wife, and six children, three girls and three boys.

Mr. Jones grew to manhood in the Lenora community and his many friends here will regret to learn of his death.

Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Montra Jones, and Mrs. Lillian Van Meter motored to Kirk to attend the funeral. The body was laid to rest at Kirk, Colorado.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping contained in a scrapbook kept by Nora Sanborn; now owned by Src #18 who granted permission for use on Solomon Valley Chronicles.]


JONES, Dorothy Lucille

In Memory of
Dorothy Lucille Jones
Entered Into Rest
November 26, 1966

Services Held In
French Mortuary
Chapel in the Garden
November 29, 1966

Officiating: Mr. Bob Taylor

Cremation will take place later

Note: Burial was in Lenora South Cemetery.

[Source: Funeral card. Contributed by Src #22.]


JONES, George Washington

The Passing of George W. Jones

Of Negro lawyers, probably none in Kansas attained a higher rank in the profession than did the late George Washington Jones of Hill City, Kansas. Born in Mississippi during ante bellum days, reared under the disadvantages peculiar to the South, Jim Crowism, ostracism and Tillmanism, he managed to keep alive within him the spark of ambition. He began the practice of law in his native state nearly thirty years ago, moved to Nicodemus in Graham county, Kansas, twenty-one years ago, and the next year settled in Hill City, the county seat town of said county, where he continued the practice until the date of his death, April 7th, 1908.

George W. Jones was a remarkable lawyer. Strong in physique, forceful in argument, cunning and practical, clever and combative almost to a fault, he never failed to gain for his client every advantage which the rules of forensic conflict would admit. He was especially successful in criminal practice, as is evidenced by the fact that for many years not a single important prosecution has been conducted in Graham County without G. W. Jones as leading or associate counsel for prosecution or defense. During late years his criminal practice extended into neighboring counties. In fact it was while conducting the defense of an arson case in Trego county that he was stricken with what proved to be his fatal illness.

Mr. Jones served two terms as county attorney of Graham County, during which time he achieved an enviable reputation as a prosecutor.

He was a Negro, but where his ability was known no man need of counsel was ever known to make any distinction on account of race, color or previous condition.

Believing that his success as a lawyer will be an inspiration to young men of our race, I have thus written of one who, years ago, encouraged and instructed me as a student of law.

W. L. Sayers,
Hill City, Kansas

Note: Burial was in the Hill City Cemetery.

[Source: The Plaindealer (Topeka, Kansas), 1 May 1908.]


JONES, Jenkins

Jenkins Jones was born in Rush county, Indiana April 25, 1836 and departed this life March 3rd after an illness of about three weeks, age 83 years, 10 months and 7 days.

He is survived by wife, one brother James of Shirley, Indiana, six children, twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was united in marriage to Susan Conners in 1873 and moved to Norton county in 1893, where he had resided ever since.

He joined the Baptist church at the age of 53 and after coming to Kansas united with the Methodist church of which he has been a member ever since. He was a good husband, a kind father and loved his grandchildren.

Funeral was had from the M.E. church, services conducted by Elder Drummond. Burial in the Norton cemetery."

[Source: The Norton Courier (Norton, Kansas), March 11, 1920.]


JONES, Lura (McMillan)

In Memory Of
Lura Jones

Born
March 14, 1886
Tennessee

Passed Away
November 18, 1955
Norton, Kansas

Services
November 21, 1955, 2:00 p.m.
Church of God
Lenora, Kansas

Clergyman
Rev. Kenneth Prunty
Lenora, Kansas

Casket Bearers
Mr. Harold Ford, Mr. Bernard Lemon, Mr. Chester Bangle, Mr. Robert Stephenson, Sr., Mr. Harold Bangle, Mr. Bill Bangle

Singer
Mrs. Bernard Lemon

Songs
"In the Sweet Bye and Bye"
"Beyond the Sunset"

Pianist
Mrs. M. M. Leidig

Usher
Mr. Clarence Goldsby

Final Resting Place
Lenora South Cemetery

Services by
C u t t i n g s

[Source: Funeral card. Contributed by Src #22.]


On March 14, 1886, Lura McMillan Jones was born in Thula, Tennessee, the third child of Thomas and Mary Ann McMillan. Lura was a young girl when the family moved to Dickinson County, Kansas, and it was there at the age of 16 she became a member of the Baptist church.

In 1908 she was married to James Madison Jones. The young couple continued to live in Dickinson County, and 5 children had come to gladden their home when they moved to a farm 3 miles west and 1 mile south of Lenora in 1920.

Mrs. Jones continued to live on this same farm with her son Ralph after her husband passed away on July 29, 1943. She made her home there and in the home of her other children until her physical ondition made it necessary for her to enter a hospital this fall.

Throughout her life, her willingness to help and serve those in need was evident to all. The memory of her unselfish service in countless homes in this community stands as a living tribute to the practice in her life of the Golden Rule.

During the course of her recent suffering, her faith in God and in His saving and keeping power deepened, and a homesickness for heavenly places swept over her soul. On Friday evening, November 18, 1955, she left her earthly house to be with our Father who is in heaven.

In addition to her husband, 3 brothers also preceded her in death: Everett McMillan, Connie McMillan, Jesse McMillan.

Remaining to hold dear her memory are: 2 brothers, Jim McMillan of Taft, California; and Tom McMillan of Norton. Two sisters: Carrie Fisher of Long Beach, California, and Sally Jeffery of Clayton, N. M. One half-sister, Mary Mae McMillan of Longford, Kansas, and one half-brother, Joe McMillan of Walden, Colorado.

Five children, Ivan Jones of Lenora, Carl Jones of Phoenix, Arizona, Lois Woodside of Morland, Ralph Jones of Lenora, and Fern Hines, also of Lenora, and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 21, at the Church of God with Rev. Kenneth Prunty delivering the sermon. Burial was in the Lenora South Cemetery.

Among the many cards of comfort and sympathy received by the family was a card from Mrs. R. O. Morgan which contained tribute written by Mrs. Morgan.
She's our nearest-She's our Dearest;
She was always true.
Failed us never, Loved us-ever
In spite of what we do.
Tho we grieve her and deceive her
She forgives-forgives;
Patient tender-Our defender
Ever while she lives.

CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives and relatives who helped us in any-way. For the visits, cards, letters, gifts and flowers. To Rev. Prunty, Dr. Steichen and all the nurses for the wonderful care and acts of kindness to our Dear Mother during her last illness in the hospital. For the beautiful floral tributes. To all of our friends and the Rebekah Lodge for the lovely dinner at the time of her death. Your kindness will never be forgotten. May God bless you all.
All the Children and Relatives of Lura Jones.

[Source: Undated newspaper clipping provided by Src #29.]


JONES, Montra Eugene, Sr.

KENSINGTON - Montra Eugene Jones Sr., 87, formerly of Norton, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was born July 4, 1923. Survivors: wife, Mary, of Kensington; son, George Jones; two daughters, Opal Urbanek and Betty Gitchel; two brothers, Richard and Raymond Jones; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: two sons, Montra E. Jones Jr. and Joseph K. Jones.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, jan. 30, at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton. Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Edmond Cemetery, Edmond. Memorials: Alzheimer's Foundation and Prairie Honor Flights for World War II Veterans, Great Bend.

Note: Burial was in Edmond Cemetery.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 29 January 2011.]


JONES, Robert Dean

Robert Dean Jones
Aug. 13, 1937 - July 3, 2005

Robert Dean Jones, 67, formerly of the Lenora/Edmond community, died Sunday at his home in Gardenia, Calif. Mr. Jones had suffered heart problems since open heart surgery last year.

He was born Aug. 13, 1937, on a farm southeast of Lenora, the son of George F. and Lydia Josephine (Crear) Jones. He graduated from Edmond High School in 1956.

After high school he worked as a farm laborer in Norton County. After he moved to California, he worked in a steel processing plant as a welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbar; a sister, Pauline; and four brothers, George F. Jones, Jr., Donald Jones, Leonard Jones and Edward Jones, and a brother-in-law, Henry Elstun.

Mr. Jones is survived by a son, Bobby Dean Jones; six stepchildren Patti, Carl, Tammy, Lewis, Cindy, and Robert; a sister, Marcia Elstun, Sterling; four brothers, Montra "Gene" Jones, Kensington; Harry Jones, Hays; Richard Jones, Sterling; and Raymond "Spanky" Jones, Hutchinson.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held at the Lenora [South] Cemetery at a later date.

[Source: Obituary clipping, Lenora Cemetery Association (Lenora, Kansas) records.]


JONES, W. T.

The funeral for W. T. Jones, 80, Hill City, former Graham County sheriff, will be at 2:30 pm Saturday at the Penecer [sic Spencer] Funeral Home in Hill City.

Mr. Jones died Wednesday [25 February 1959] at St. Anthony's Hospital in Hays.

He had been a Graham County resident since he was six. He was born in Mitchell county and had been a farmer, real estate dealer and peace officer.

He was sheriff for 12 years, starting in 1913 and serving at various times until 1934.

He also was city marshal at Hill City for a time and a guard at the state penitentiary, Lansing, in 1937.

Survivors include his former wife, Mrs. Elsie Jones Culver, Salina; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Chalfant, Hill City; Mrs. Belva Ostrum, Hays; Mrs. Verda Cravens, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Wilma Baalman, Hoxie; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Hill City Cemetery [sic Memorial Lawn Cemetery].

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 27 February 1959.]


JONES, William

Hill City-Funeral services were held here Saturday for William Jones, 46, who died at his home here.

Jones was born and reared in Graham County and spent most of his life at Hill City.

Survivors include the widow, Marjorie, two daughters, Mrs. Ed Hoar and Mrs. Dale Bengston, Hill City; two brothers, Casey and James, Hill City; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Baalman, Hoxie; Mrs. Hazel Chalfant, Hill City and Mrs. Belva Ostrum, Hays; his mother, Mrs. Elsie Culver, Hill City, and his father, W. T. Jones, Hill City.

Note: Burial was in Hill City Cemetery.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 28 March 1954.]


JORDETH, Norman F.

Hill City-Norman F. Jordeth, 88, Hill City, died Saturday, May 28, 2001, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City.

Mr. Jordeth was born Oct. 8, 1912, at Lebanon, S.D., and was a former resident of Seattle, moving to Hill City four years ago. He was a minister, a repairman and worked in piano maintenance. He was a counselor and a choir member in the Billy Graham Crusades.

Survivors include his wife, Z. Arlene of Hill City; two brothers; and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, Hill City, the Rev. Stephen Fulks officiating. Burial will be in Lenora South Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer-Stinemetz Chapel of Hill City, 522 N. Pomeroy, Hill City 67642, and 1 p..m. until the service Thursday at the church.

[Source: Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas), 29 May 2001.]



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