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From The Knoxville News Sentinel 29 Jan 2000

BICE, CARL "C.R." RUSSELL JR. - age 68, of Clinton, passed away Thursday,
January 27, 2000 at his residence. He was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist
Church. He had worked as an excavator in the construction industry. He loved
fishing in his spare time. Preceded in death by first wife, Velma Jo May;
parents, Carl R. Bice, Sr., & Georgia Mae Whitlow Bice. He was born March 21,
1931. Survivors: wife of 48 years, Gladys Stewart Bice of Clinton; daughter,
Joan Robert & husband Stan of Clinton; son, Steve Bice & wife Alice Fay of
Heiskell; sisters, Bernice Loy & husband Cleveland of Oak Ridge, Ann Galloway
& husband Wade of Clinton, Jan Byrd & husband Don of Clinton; brothers, Paul
Bice & wife Marjorie of Clinton, Sam Bice & wife Brenda of Lake City, Bobby
Bice of Clinton, Jean Bice & wife Norma of Blue Ridge, Ga.; grandchildren,
Karla Steadman of Clinton, Russ Steadman of Clinton; step grandson, Ben
Roberts of Clinton; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. The
family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000 at
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, January
31, 2000 in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with Rev. Moss Beets
officiating. Interment will follow at the McCarty-Woodhaven Memory Gardens in
Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements

DISNEY, WALLACE L. - age 76 of Harriman, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000
at home. Mr. Disney was born March 1, 1923 at Lake City, Tenn., served in the
US Navy during WWII from February 18, 1943 to May 16, 1946, was married on
March 2, 1956, was an active deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First
Baptist Church in Oneida, the Lake View Baptist Church in Harriman and the
Piney Baptist Church in Oakdale. He found great pleasure in working and
teasing children. Survivors: wife, Margaret Disney of Harriman; daughter,
Mary Clipson of Harriman; son, Jim E. Disney of Oakdale; 6 grandchildren.
Funeral 8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel Harriman, Rev. Philip
Kazee officiating. Interment Leach Cemetery, Lake City, Tenn. at 2 p.m.
Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Kyker
Funeral Home, Harriman.

DUNCAN, LESLIE RAY, JR. - age 44 of Maryville, formerly of Clinton, passed
away Thursday January 27, 2000, at his residence. He was owner & operator of
Timber Kraft Contracting in Sevierville, Tenn. He graduated from University
of Tenn. with a B.S. degree. He was very dedicated to his work. Preceded in
death by grandparents, Byrd & Melinda Duncan; aunt, Thelma Duncan & father in
law, Charles Berry. Survivors: wife, Charlene Barry Duncan of Maryville;
daughter, Abra Aleph Duncan of Maryville; parents, Leslie Ray Duncan, Sr., &
Ola Broyles Duncan of Clinton; brother, Timothy Duncan & wife, Katherine of
Andersonville; mother in law, Marie Berry of Alcoa; a host of friends. The
family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2000, at
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with memorial service following at 2
p.m. in the chapel with Rick Turner officiating. Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of
all arrangements

WHITAKER, JUDY SWATZELL - age 51, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, January
27, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was of the Baptist
faith. She was employed as a Tube Bender at Modine Manufacturing in Clinton.
Preceded in death by father, Paul Swatzell. Born September 20, 1948 in Knox
County to Paul and Ethel Pay Swatzell. Survivors: husband, Jim Whitaker of
Clinton; daughters, Deidre Whitaker of Clinton, Deborah Hembree & husband
Alex of Caryville; sons, James "Jimmy" Whitaker of Clinton, Jason Whitaker of
Clinton; mother, Ethel Swatzell of Lake City; brothers, Butch & Doris
Swatzell of Lake City, John & Louise Swatzell of Lake City; 7 grandchildren
and a host of friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday,
January 30, 2000 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral
service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ronald Guthrie
officiating. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2000 at Oak
Ridge Memorial Park. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all

From The Oak Ridger 28-30 Jan 2000

SHELIA A. WARD, 34, of Briceville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Moore was the manager of the Dollar General Store in Lake City.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Lynn Moore. Mrs. Moore is also
survived by her mother-in-law, Erva McCully of LaFollette; and her
grandmothers, Julia Ward and Ettia Burchfield, both of Lake City. Her father,
George Junior Ward is deceased.
The funeral will be at 8 tonight, Jan. 28, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Steve McKamey and the Rev. James
Adkins officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Grave Hill
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

LUCILE HOWARD, 88, of Oliver Springs, formerly of Phenix City, Ala., died
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Marshall C. Voss Health Care Center in
Harriman. The family will have a private viewing today, Jan. 28, at Sharp
Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

ALMA EMALINE JACKSON, 96, of La Vergne, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in La
Vergne at the home of her niece, Alma Reynolds. Ms. Jackson was a former
resident of Oliver Springs. She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Oliver Springs,
the daughter of Leroy Jackson and Blanche Craig Jackson. In earlier years,
she was employed for 60 years by the former Sienknecht General Store as a
clerk. In addition to her niece, Ms. Jackson is survived by her sister,
Frances Jackson of Murfreesboro; two other nieces, Shannon Biggs of Knoxville
and Linda Woodford of Powell; two nephews, Brian Jackson of Athens, and
Arthur Parham of Dekalb, Ill.; and by several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Three brothers, Turner Jackson, Joe Jackson and Roy C. Jackson and another
sister, Beatrice Parham, died earlier. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 30, at First Baptist Church of Oliver Springs with the Rev. Tony
Rutherford and the Rev. Charles Parker officiating.
Burial will follow at Oliver Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Sharp
Funeral Home in Oliver Springs.

WALTER BOATMAN, 86, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at
East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills, Fla. Mr. Boatman was a former
resident of Clinton. He was born in Loudon County on Jan. 30, 1913, the son
of George and Mary Ann Boatman. Mr. Boatman is survived by his wife, Dorothy
Boatman; two sons, Merrill Boatman of Oak Ridge and William Boatman of
Birmingham, Ala.; and by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. The Rev. Sam Dean will officiate.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Oak
Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

JUDY WHITAKER, 51, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Methodist
Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is
handling arrangements, which were incomplete this morning.

CARL BICE, 68, of Clinton, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling arrangements, which were
incomplete this morning.

LESLIE RAY DUNCAN Jr., 44, of Maryville, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday,
Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is handling arrangements, which were
incomplete this morning.

W.L. BASTOW, died at him home north of Morrowville, at 2:30 o'clolck Wednesday morning, Feb 12, 1941.
About five weeks ago he was ill with flu and he seemingly did regain strength. Two weeks ago he suffered a light stroke which was followed by a severe on from which he did not recover. Until just the past few years he had been a resident of the Haddam community. He is survived by his wife and three children, Claude A. BASTOW, Blue Island, IL, Mrs. Edward R. FENCL of Haddam and Herbert W. BASTOW of Agenda. Funeral services will be conducted at the Blocker Church, Friday afternoon, at 2 o' clock and interment in the Haddam Cemetery. A story of his life will appear next week.

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Ruth Glessia BAYNE, the youngest daughter of William F. and Sarah Viola BAYNE, was born near Haddam, KS, Nov 20, 1892 adn departed this life at her home northeast of Haddam, Wednesday afternoon, Jan 7, 1942, at the age of 49 years, 1 month and 17 days. Her entire life was spent in the Haddam community. On Feb 3, 1920 she was united in marriage to John FENCL. She is survived by her devoted husband; one brother, Clyde BAYNE, Hill City; one sister, Mrs. Frank FENCL, Haddam; nieces and newphews and other relatives and friends. Her mother, father, an infant brother, Joseph Roy and one sister Mrs. J.M. BASTOW, preceded her in death. In the passing of Mrs. FENCL, sadness has been brought into her home and community. Her home was her palace, where she devoted her life to making a happy home for herself and her companions. About two years ago her health began to fail, and all medical skill was given her in an attempt to save her life. During the last few weeks, when she knew her days were numbered, she ----- careful and anxious ------ cause care and ------.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Haddam church by Miss Mary Ellen LUTZ, pastor of the church. A quartet, Misses Betty WILLIAMS and Grace FETROW, Warren STEARNS and Norman NORBURG, accompanied by Mrs. John BRICK. Pall bearers were nephews, Frank and William FENCL, Floyd SMITH, Evan SKUPA and Ernest and Evan KVASNICKA. Interment was made in the Haddam Cemetery.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry BERTRAM of Haddam celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Haddam, Sunday, Sept 2, 1945, with a family dinner at noon and open house to their friends in the afternoon. Mrs BERTRAM was the daughter of John and Anna HARVEY and was born on a farm three miles southeast of Haddam. Mr. BERTRAM was born at Chicago, IL, and was the son of William and Amanda BERTRAM. He was raised in the home of Mr. & Mrs. FINK of Bensenville, IL. Their wedding occurred in her family home on Sept 1, 1895. They began housekeeping on the HALFERTY farm south of town where they lived a few years before they purchased their farm which is located southeast of Haddam. Here they established their home, building and improving their farm and reared their family. Mr. BERTRAM farmed extensively and raise and fed livestock. A number of years ago, Mr. & Mrs BERTRAM retired from the farm and moved to Haddam, where they purchased a home and have since resided. Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM are the parents of five children, John William Henry BERTRAM , who died Apr. 29, 1940; Oscar Robert BERTRAM, who died Dec 28, 1918; twins Lloyd August and Nora Mae BERTRAM-HYNEK and Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH. The couple have ten grandchildren, Mrs. Eileen BERTRAM-DAY, Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM-HEINA, Mrs Wilma BERTRAM-DIETRICK, Doris and Clarice BERTRAM, Nora Opal, Clara and Darel (that was the way it was spelled) BERTRAM, Wm. George HYNEK and Jesse HYNEK and one great grandson. Two of Mrs. BERTRAM's brothers who were present at the wedding in 1895, attended the golden wedding. They are Oscar and Thomas HARVEY. Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM wore flowers on their golden wedding that htey wore when they were married.
Following the family dinner which was served at noon, open house was held in the afternoon, Nora Opal BERTRAM presided at the guest book and other members of the family served during the afternoon. The honored couple received the congratulations of their relatives and friends and received many lovely gifts, Money, flowers, cards, and rememberances. Relatives from a distance who were present to spend this pleasant event included: Mr. & Mrs. Philip BERTRAM , Chicago, IL, a nephew of Mr. BERTRAM, August FINKE (notice spelling var.) Bensenville, IL, a son of the family who raised Mr. BERTRAM, Mr. & Mrs. John KRECKER and Mr. & Mrs. Henry KRECKER of Bensenville, IL, daughters of Mr. FINKE, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar HARVEY, LaPlate, MO, Mr. & Mrs. O.T. HARVEY, LaBelle, MO, brothers of Mrs. BERTRAM and Mrs. Alfred HARVEY, Knox City, MO a sister-in-law of Mrs. BERTRAM. Members of the immediate family who were present included Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM and daughters, Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. HYNEK and sons, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd BERTRAM and family and Mrs. Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH. Among the other relatives and friends who called during the afternoon included: Mr. & Mrs Guy BROWN (my grandparents), Miss Phyllis PATTERSON, Mrs. George KOZEL, Mrs. A.R. HOFFMAN, Mrs. T.H. KRISAN, Mrs. S.E. CHURCH, Miss Florence CONGLETON, W.S. CONGLETON, Mr. & Mrs. Ed OLSON, Mrs. A. OLSON, Mrs. Julia MOORE, Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. LONG, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. RUCKER, Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. FENCL and Mrs. John PATTERSON, Mr & Mrs. Louis WURTZ, Fairbury, Ne, Mr & Mrs. Fred HARVEY, Mr. & Mrs George PATTERSON, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. SIMON, Mrs. Annie BURT, Miss Harriett BRICK, Witchita, Mrs. Clifford CONN, Mrs. Morris TEDRO, Mr. & Mrs John BOSWELL, Mrs. Chas. KNEDLIK and Larry, Mr. & Mrs Chas. HYNEK, Mr. & Mrs. L.W. JUSTICE, Mrs. Lena YOUND. Mr. & Mrs. Chas. GOKEN & Marjorie of Linn, Mr. & Mrs L.E. HARRIS, Mrs. Glen PARRETT, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. HOWLEY, Mrs Edith ELLIOT, Mr. & Mrs. Jay WELCH, Mr. & Mrs. Chester SIMON, Washington, Mr. & Mrs R. S. WILFLEY. Mr. & Mrs. Earl EICHMAN and James, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne SIMON and family of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Ed AILOR, Dr. & Mrs. Vernon DAVIS, Mrs Francis MILLS and Cynthia of Oklahoma City, Mr. & Mrs Floy CORNWELL, of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Wm VON WAADEN and family and Mrs. Julia HAWK from Hanover. Mr & Mrs BERTRAM is one of Haddam's fine couples. Mr. BERTRAM takes an active interest in the management of his farms, while Mrs. BERTRAM devotes her time to their home and yard where she grows many lovely flowers. The community extends congradulations to them and best of wishes in the years to come.


A deep sense of sorrow prevaded this community and reached far out into the country homes when the dearth of Mrs. David BOBBITT bacame known Thursday night. A daughter was born to her early Thursday morning and her condition was critical until about noon when she seemed to be improving nicely. About 7:30 o'clock that evening she died very suddenly. Sorrow always attends the passing of a loved one , but when one so young as Doris is called, leaving her infant child, it seems that the grief is doubly hard to bear. The many beautiful flowers given by realtives and friends formed a garden of beauty in whih her body rested, and was a silent tribute of esteem in which she was held in the community. Her life's Story:
Doris Genivieve, the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs Joseph H. FENCL, was born july 21, 1915 and departed this life on Thursday evening, Dec. 9, 1937 at her home in Haddam, KS at the age of 22 years, 4 months and 11 days. Doris was born northwest of Haddam and when a small child, she moved with her parents to Haddam, where she attended the Haddam Grade School and graduated from the Haddam Rural High School with the class of '33. She was a loyal member of the Rebekah Lodge. Since her graduation from high school, she was employed in her parents general merchandise store until her marriage to Louis David BOBBITT, the oldest son of Mr. & Mrs. L.M. BOBBITT. A daughter, Judith Leora, was born to them Thursday morning Dec 9.
She leaves in her passing, her devoted companion and infant daughter, her parents, one sister Leora, to whom she was especially dear, besides hosts of other relatives and friends. Doris' life on earth was cut short by the death angel, but the comfort she brought in her home, her cheerful disposition which was a part of her will brighten the lives of those who remain here. Such personalities fill their spheres of influence with a radiance that makes this a happier world in which to live. She and her companion had made great plans for ther little one, who now will never know a mother's loving care. After a courageous struggle for life her spirit took itss flight; death opened the gates into the beautiful beyond where abides eternal light, truth, and love. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday afternoon at the Haddam Church by the Rev. Geo. J.
WELKERS of Kansas City, MO, a former Haddam minister, assisted by the Rev. J.A. WITMER. Mrs. H.L. GRASSLE and Lowell LOEFFLER sang, accompanied by Mrs. John BRICK. The flower girls were initmate friends of Doris, Maxine McKENZIE, Dorothy LESHER, Mildred AKERS, Ida CHANDLER, Mray Louise ARBUTHNOT, and Erma VANDAS. Six of Doris' cousins were pallbearers, Lyle and Vernon WRANOSKY, Frankie and Billy FENCL, Ed SKUPA and Evan KVASNICKA. Interment was made in the Haddam Cemetery.


Thomas CORBETT, son of M.J. and Anna Marie CORBETT was born at Haddam,KS, March 11, 1891 and departed this life at his home south of Haddam June 12,1930 at the age of 39 years, 3 months and 1 day.after an illness of about six months duration. He bore his suffering in patient silence, never complaining having resigned his fat to the Will of God. He was united in marriage Feb 21, 1917 to Beulah Marie HALFERTY, to this union two children were born, Vera Marie age 12 years and Wayne Thomas age 1 year. HIs father departed this life April 10, 1901, leaving his mother with seven small children to support. Tommy, as he was called by all of his friends, went out to make his way in the world at the tender age of 12 years, working his way to manhood, always upright and honest in all his dealings he gained the respect of all who knew him. He was a kind and loving husband and father and a true and thoughtful friend. He leaves to mourn besides his wife and children, his aged grandmother, Mrs. Rosa BOHM of Clifton, his brothers and sisters namely, Mrs. Ella BUSWELL, Haddam, James of Hanover, John of Fairbury, Mrs. Etta BUTLER of Clay Center, and Louise CORBETT of Fairbury, four nieces and four nephews. One brother and sister died at an early age.
His mother passed away Mar 8, 1929. Funeral services were held at the St. Bernard Church of Clara, KS conducted by Father BROWN of Clifton. The pall bears were cousins of the deceased, Archie ANDERSON, Glen JUNE (an Uncle of mine), Frank JOHNSON, Fred SHEA, Leo SHEA, Wilber BOHM. The flower girls were Ethel and Evelyn ANDERSON, Mildred BOHM, Elna BOHM, Grace JACKSON, and Beulah TOWNS. A host of relatives and friends gathered to show their last respects for the departed. He was laid to rest in the Fairbury cemetery Father GILROY of Fairbury conducted the last rite.
COX (no date on this one, but probably around 1945)

One of Haddam community's older residents, Mrs. Margaret COX, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.M. GRISWOLD. Mrs. COX was 93 years old. She has been an invalid for a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F.M. GRISWOLD and Mrs. Alice HANSON of SD. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 3:00 o'clodk at the Haddam Church. Interment will be made in the Haddam Cemetery.


A memorable event in the lives of the EVANS family was celebrated Wednesday in this city. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. EVANS have reached that unusual time in life known as their sixieth wedding anniversary, and they were fortunate in having with them all of their nine children and many of their grandchildren. The celebration was a surprise to the guests of honor, but no less a day of enjoyment for them. Their children came and took them to the city park, where a picnic dinner and supper were served. A grandson, Calvin EVANS, a teacher in the Pratt High School made a very interesting talk, recalling and describing the events and experiences that have happened in the last sixty years. A second surprise of the day was given the assembled guests, when a new bride and groom were introduced. The bride Miss Mildred GRAHAM, is a granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. EVANS. Her marriage to Mr. Walter WILLBRANT took place Wednesday morning. The day was an enjoyable one and in the evening the Baptist church congregationof which they are members gave a reception at the EVANS home. Mr. Robert EVANS and Miss Rosetta WERNER were married in Osceola, IA, Aug 26, 1871 and a few months later they traveled by prairie schooner to Washington Co, where they homesteaded fifteen miles northwest of Washington. This worthy couple have experienced the joys and blessings as well as the hardships of the pioneer. They recall the grasshopper year of 1874, also the early days when one received as low as thirty-five cents a day on the farm for labor. Mr. & Mrs. EVANS have reared a family on nine children. They are Mrs. Cidda McMAINS, San Francisco, CA; Mrs. Viva McWILLIAMS, Morrill, KS; Mrs Elsie GROVER, Menlo, KS; Troy EVANS, Vail, IA; Cal EVANS, Mrs. Veda GRAHAM, Mrs Osceola ROWLAND, Miss Lettie and Miss Maza EVANS, all of Washington. Mr. and Mrs EVANS have made their home in this city for a number of years but recently built themselves a new modern home on East Fifth St , which they moved into a week ago.


William David GRAY, son of Margaret JEFFERS and Bethol GRAY was born May 13, 1875 at Sheridan, IA and departed this life Sept 21, 1945 at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 3 days. At the early age of six years, he came with his parents to Washington county where he made his home On July 4, 1894 he was married to Ida B. RILEY, who proceeded him in death Feb. 1944. To this union three children were born, Earl, of California, Zebulum, who proceeded him in death and William of the home. He is survived by one brother, Jake GRAY of Washington, KS. Two sons, Earl of CA, William of Washington, five grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.


Friday, Aug 27, 1943 - Just as the shades of evening were drawing near her bodily strength gave way and her spirit returned to the God who gave it. Marietta RICE was born May 3, 9147 (1847?) at Somerville, Maine, where her girlhood was spent and where she served her community as a school teacher. Jan 2 , 1873 she was united in marriage ot Wendell P. GROVER, who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1920. With their first born son they came to Kansas and made their home in Washington Co, which has ever been home to her. Four children were born to their union: Warren E., who died at the age of 18 years, Mrs. Melissa McGREGOR of this place, Mrs. Isabell McGREGOR of Lincoln, NE; C. Edgar GROVER of Holbrook, AZ; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. GROVER resided in Morrowville and in later years in the homes of her daughters. With her passing a beautiful life with its courageous example of Christian virtures has closed on earth and she has joined the loved ones from whom she has been separated so many years. A Daughter of a Free Will Baptist minister she in early life became a member of that church and was a charter member of Hickory Grove (Blocker) church in which she held membership at the time of her death. Her faithfulness and devotion were shown in her entering services in all its activities and her memory will ever be cherished by those whose lives she lovingly touched and enriched. Mrs. GROVER loved nature, beautilful things, and all humanity, and readily made many friends. She was active in the W.C. T.U. and was honoer with a life membership. She took grat joy in her Bible, quoting chapters and many passages for any occasion. Services were held at the Hickory Grove (Blocker) church at 1:30, Aug 30 , 1943 by the Rev. J.P. SNARE assisted by J. Holland VERNON and interment was made in the cemetery across the way. (this may be the Blocker Cemetery).


Ethelyn GROVER, daughter of Almon and Isabel GROVER was born May 12, 1875 on the farm four miles northwest of Morrowville, where her parents had moved in the 1871 from Brown Co, KS. thus they were among the early settlers and pioneers of Washington County, KS. In early youth she united with the Freewill Baptist church at Blocker, formerly called the Hickory Grove Church and she was a faithful member of the church, the Christian Endeavor Society and Missionary Society. After the passing of her parents, Ethelyn went in 1908 to make her home with her friend Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth MOODY EVANS at Hillsdale, MI, wher she passed from this life on Jan 22, 1946 at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 10 days.
She transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of Hillsdale, MI and was a faithful and active member until death claimed her. Her life was inspiring to all who knew her and she will have many stars in her Crown in the Heavenly Mansions above. Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, one brother and wife of Menlo, KS, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary E. GROVER of Morrowville, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the Hillsdale Baptist Church and at the Blocker Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. Rev. Oscar GROVER, a nephew from Lexington, NE, conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. WELLBAUM of the Blocker Church. Six nephews were pallbearers. She was laid to rest beside her parents in the Blocker Cemetery.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Miss Etheyln GROVER were Mr. & Mrs. E.H.
GROVER and Kenneth of Atwood, Mr. & Mrs. Howard GROVER, Atwood, Mrs. Veda FARMER, Mr & Mrs.
Roy KESTLER and Mrs. Lucy DAWDY of Colby, Mr & Mrs Clarence GROVER and daughter of Western, Rev. Oscar GROVER, Lexington, NE, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McGREGOR, Lincoln; Mr. & Mrs. Leslie STANTON,
Clifton, G.J. MILNER of Hillsdale, MI; Mr. & Mrs. Orville GRAHAM, Mr. & Mrs. Max KEESECKER and Mrs.
Myrtle BOONESTEEL of Washington.


Mary Alice HICKS, 69 , daughter of Elijah and Rebecca HICKS wa born Aug 11, 1867, and passed away at her home in Haddam on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Feb. 26, 1886 she married Thomas H. RHINE in Arkansas.
Six children were born. One son and daughter died in infancy. Mr. RHINE preceded her in deth in 1930. Soon after their marriage they moved to Haddam. She has lived there since. In her early life she united with the Haddam M.P. church. She leaves four sons, Vance , Lester, John and Henry and their families, all of Haddam; one sister, Sarah Katherine McCARTY of Portland, OR, three brothers, Homer HICKS of Cuba, Dillon HICKS of Shaw, CO, and Frank HICKS of Wayne, NE; twelve grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, Nov 27, at the Haddam M.P. church with the Rev. L.E. DIXON and the Rev. CUNDIFF officating. Burial was in the Hawks Cemetery.


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Florence Lorr........ FELLERS, dau of Ad... and Minnie FELLERS was born May... , 1898 and passed away Aug 2. , 1929 at the age of 30 yrs 3 months and 7 days. At an early age she united with the Methodist Church of Pawnee City, NE, and at a later date moved her letter to the Methodist Church of Morrowville, KS, where she still held her membership. This mother loved church work and especailly the cradle roll department of which she was an active member. She was united in marriage to Blaine James HUFFMAN in ......., 1923. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death, which were James .avern, Max Henry, Charles Wil...m, and Hope Lucille. Those left to mourn the loss of this loved one is her husband and two little daugh..., Maxine and Donna Marie, her ..... parents and one sister Miss .......a of the home, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. BROWN of ....., Burial was made in the Enos.. cemetery.


Henry William KRUEGER, youngest son of Christopher and Margret KRUEGER was born Dec 11, 1859 at Uelzen, Germany near Hamburg, and departed this life Sept 18, 1945 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl THOMPSON in Washington, KS at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 7 days. At the age of 13 years, he emigrated to the United States, with his parents, making his home near Hanover, KS. On Aug 6, 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine MANS at Lanham, NE. They established their home on a farm , near Spenceville and lived there for five years, when they moved to a farm eight miles northeast of Washington, 53 years ago, where he resided until last spring when he came to Washington to make his home with his daughter. His beloved wife passed away May 9, 1940. To this happy union five children were born. Namely, Mrs. Rose THOMPSON, Washington, KS; Mrs. Therese FARQUHAR, Birmingham, MI; George of rural Washington; Fred of Herington, KS: and Mrs. Leona FINK of Fairlview, KS. Mr. KRUEGER was Lutheran by faith, being confirmed in Germany before coming to this country. He was a real pioneer stockman and farmer and led a full and happy life until the last two years when he had to give up this cattle and hog raising which he thoroughly enjoyed. He and Mrs. KRUEGER celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Aug 6th, 1937. He leaves to mourn his passing, his five children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He is the last of his immediate family, three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. He was known throughout this community as a good neighbor and friend to all. Funeral services were held at the Washington Methodist Church, Friday at 2:00 pm. Rev. M.H. BISBEE officiating. Interment in the Hanover Catholic Cemetery.


James David LEWIS, son of Nelson W. and Frances LEWIS was born Jan 13, 1874 in Champaign Co, IL and passed away Apr 27, 1945 at the Bishop-Clarkson Memorial Hospital, Omaha, NE. at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 14 days. He had been a kind and patient sufferer for the last four years. At the age of six , he came with his parents, to Washington Co, KS, where he has since made his home, with the exception of two years he spent in Arkansas. He was married Dec 18, 1895 to Mary S. STOLZER and to this union four children were born: David A. LEWIS of Lawrence, KS, Mrs. Edith D. COZINE of Hastings, NE, Walter J. LEWIS of Washington, KS and Ray W. LEWIS, who preceded him in death on Mar 28,1920.
His wife, six sisters, three brothers, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends remain to mourn his passing.

The sudden and untimely death of George MILLER, who was found dead in the MILLER home in Belleville, Thursday noon, Dec 29, brought general sorrow to the community. His accidental death was due to ashpyxiation from fumes from a gas furnace. He was employed at ROONEY Motor Co., in Belleville and was living with Harry ROONEY in the MILLER home in Belleville. Friends discovered the tragic incident which claimed the lives of George and later that of Harry ROONEY. His life story:
George Edward MILLER, teh son od Edward and Margaret MILLER, was born near Haddam, KS Jan. 30, 1905 and departed this life at Belleville, KS Tuesday, December 29, 1942 at the age of 37 years, 10 months and 29 days. He spent his life in the Haddam community and lived for a few years in Arizona. At the time of his death he was employed in Belleville, KS. George is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs Edward MILLER of Haddam, Ks, two sisters and two brothers, Edward MILLER Jr. of Monument, CO Mrs Roy WILLIAMS of Miami, AZ, Lawrence MILLER adn Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS of Medford, OR, other relatives and many friends. He was a member of the Haddam Odd Fellows Lodge. While many of the young people have gone away from the home community to larger fields of labor, George seemed to feel that he had responsibities and home ties that held him near his home community and his parents. He did not try to become a leader in any special groop, but was just one of those people who was a friend to everyone. His friends were practically numbered by his acquanitences in teh community, both young and old. George possessed a happy disposition and no one enjoyed a good time any better than George. His sudden and untimely passing brought a burden of sorrow to his relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Haddam Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon, Jan 6, at 2:30 o'clock, by the Rev. DeWEESE of the Blocker Church. Interment was made in the Blocker cemetery.

Mabel May, daugther of R.H. and Augusta ODGERS, was born near Haddam, May 2, 1892 dying suddenly at her home in Haddam, KS, Oct 30 ,1938, aged 46 years, 5 months and 28 days. In 1908she was united in marriage to Erarl W. McKENNEY. To this union one son was born. Mr. McKENNEY dying Feb 18, 1935. She contracted a second marriage at Downey, CA on May 22,1937, with S. R. FOLKNER, who survives her. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn for her one son, Clell W. McKENNEY, his wife Eleanor and daughter, Gloria Glee, the only grandchild, her aged parents, two sisters, Mrs. W.H.RHINE of Merced, CA, Mrs Glen FOX of Belleville, KS, five brothers, David ODGERS of Haddam, John ODGERS of Morrowville, KS, Wm. ODGERS of Salina, KS, Sheldon ODGERS of Roscoe, CA, Richard ODGERS of San Diego, CA and other relatives and friends. The community was grief stricken, Sunday morning when it became known that Mabel, with out pause for farewells, was journeying over uncharted seas. Living all her life here, child, school girl, wife, mother and a keen business woman, she held the love and esteem of all.
Forever enshrined in our memory will be the gracious form, the ready wit, the cheery greeting, joyous laughter, kindly deeds and rare personality.


A sense of deep sorrow prevailed throughout the community Friday morning, Jan 1 whe the word came ot the passing of Harry ROONEY at the Patterson Memorial Hospital at Belleville at 8:30 o'clock. His death was accidental due to asphyxiation in the MILLER home in Belleville, KS, the night of Dec 28, caused from fumes from a gas furnace. George MILLER, as associate in the ROONEY Motor Co, in Belleville was dead when they were found by friends Tuesday noon, Dec 29. Harry, who was unconscious when found was taken to the Patterson Memorial Hospital in Belleville, where Doctors BEIDEWELL and MUNFORD worked tirelessly over him until he passed away Friday morning, never having regained consciouseness. Other medical advise including that of Dr. MAYO, was obtained but nothing further could be done. In the story of his life, Harry Edward ROONEY was born at Haddam, KS May 22, 1914 and departed this life Jan 1, 1943 at the age of 28 years, 7 months and 19 days. He was the seventh child of William T. and Otilla ROONEY.
After his graduation from the Haddam public schools, Harry attended St. Benedict's in Atchinson one year, then Kansas State College at Manhattan, where he was a member of the Phi Deltha Theata fraternity. More than any of the other ROONEY children, Harry has been identified with the Haddam community andin recent months the towns of Belleville and Brewster. After college he formed a partnership with his brother George, to conduct the ROONEY Motor Co. car agency at Haddam and Belleville. Later they acquired a ranch at Brewster, KS.
Harry was interested in aviation, he had piloted planes and tried repeatedly during the past year to enlist in the Air Corps, but was unable to pass the physical examinations, due to defective eyesight and an asthmatic condition. Therefore,. He stayed home to manage their various undertakings while his brother George has been in the service of his country the past year.
Harry was one of a family of ten children: Anne, director of Town School, a private day boarding school for girls, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL; Mabel, Mrs. James J. CAHILL, Forrest Hills, Long Island, NY; Mary, dietitian, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA; Wm. T. Jr., rancher, Deerfield, KS.; father of W. T. the third and Linda Ann, only nephew and niece of Harry; Helen, artist, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. ; George, 1st Lieutenant, Army Camp Beaurgard, LA; Harry deceased Jan 1, 1943; Paul Senior Lieutenant, U.S. Army fighter plane duty; Frederick born Dec 10, 1917, passed away eleven days later; Geraldine, Mrs. Donald SIMPSON, Cheyenne Wells, CO.
The death of Harry was the first one in the W.T. ROONEY family since that of baby Frederick twenty-five years ago. Harry with his brothers and sisters and close friends enjoyed gathering in the family home. There was a tie of affection that held the family close together. Now, something of the joy of living has gone from the family circle, and while no doubt they will be together again. Harry's passing will leave a vacant place which will be filled only by a beautiful memory of him. The community suffers a loss in his passing, as well as the youngsters on the street, who always knew they could depend on Harry. Harry was a member of the Haddam Masonic and Odd Fellows Orders. Services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Jan 5 at the Methodist church in Haddam. They were simple, with the reading of the Episcopah ritual by Rev. NEWTON of Clay Center, KS, with one song, "My Task" by Tom BROWN, tenor of Belleville, KS. He was one of Harry's close friends. Burial was in the family plot in Haddam cemetery.
Other relatives in Haddam for the services; Mr. Edward ROONEY, 89 years of age, uncle of Harry, oldest brother of Mr. W.T. ROONEY, of Fairview, KS, his daughter, Mrs. TILLER of Fairview, his sons , Harry and his wife, Margurite, of Satanta, KS, Chester of Minnecila, KS, Orlie and wife of Fairview, KS, Mr. George B. ROONEY, uncle, youngest brother of W.T. ROONEY, of Fairview and Dodge City, his son George B. II of Dodge City, KS.
Mr. Bert PELESKY, uncle and wife, of Munden, KS, 1st Liuetenant Chas. ROONEY and wife, Fort Riley, KS, his brother Mark and sister Eva. Mr. Edward ROONEY, his wife and son, John, Topeka,KS. Wives of Wm. T. Jr. and George, Donald SIMPSON, husband of Geraldine. Mrs. Florence SANDERS, Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Mrs. Charlene WEAVER, of Manhattan, KS. Mrs. John DOAK, Kansas City, MO, Mr. Vernon O. WARD, Dodge City, KS.


Jacob RYSER was born in Canton, Berne, Saint Beatenbery, Switzerland, May 2, 1842 and when a young man he with two brothers came to America. Living in Iowa two years and then coming to Washington Co, KS, he homesteaded seven miles southwest of Haddam, enduring the hardships of early pioneer life. Later he moved to his farm at Agenda. There he lived four years and then moved to his home in Agenda where he lived until his death. Jan 17, 1932, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 15 days. On Apr 5, 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna TROMMER. To this union 10 children were born. The wife and 4 children preceded him in death. He leaves mourning his departure 6 children who are F.J. RYSER and Mrs. W. P. SEXTON of Haddam, Ks, L.K. RYSER of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. W.A. MULBERRY of LaVerne, OK, Mrs. S.C. LINDAHL, Clyde, KS and Miss Louise RYSER of the home., grandchildren and other distant relatives and many friends. Early in life he accepted his Savior and united with the Evangelical church in which fellowship he was true to the end. He was a father and a kind friend. Those who knew him loved him. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends. The funeral was held at Agenda and interment was made in the Hawks cemetery four and one half miles east of Cuba.

Katherine HOLLAND SCHMITT was born June 23, 1856 at Philadelphia, PA and departed this life July 23, 1941 at the age of 85 years, and one month, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.S. ZIMMERMAN, nine miles north of Morrowville. At an early age she came with her parents to IL, then in 1867 they came to Washington Co, KS.
On Jan 25, 1872 she was united in marriage to Ferdinand SCHMITT. To this union were born eight children. Her husband adn three sons preceded her in death. Those remaining to mourn her departure are Mrs. C.S. (Mary) ZIMMERMAN, Morrowville, KS, Mrs. W. L. (Emma) BASTOW, Haddam, KS, Fred J. of Seattle, WA, Mrs. J. B.(Flora) HARRIS of Maywood, CA, George of Powell, WY, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one brother T.L. HOLLAND of Norton, KS, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In 1907 she united with the Methodist Church of Fairbury, NE. She was a loving wife and mother, always helping her neighbors and friends in time of sickness. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Haddam, KS. She knew all the hardships of the pioneer women. In 1903 she with her husband moved to Spokane, WA where she spent a number of years in nursing. The last fifteen years she has made her home with her daughters, in which time she had a long illiness. Funeral services were conducted in the ZIMMERMAN home Friday afternoon, by the Rev. I.C. WILLARD, pastor of the Morrowville Methodist church. Interment was made in the Greenfield Cemetery.

The community was grieved to hear of the passing of Miss Maxine SCHROEDER at an Omaha hospital Saturday noon. She had been taken there the first of the week, suffering from an illness which was first thought to be polio. An autopsy was performed following her death and it was found that a tumor had.formed on her brain. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Washington Methodist Church by the Rev. John NEWTON of Marysville, assisted by the Rev. M.H. BISBEE. Interment was made in teh Washington cemetery. A story of her life

Maxine Ruth SCHROEDER, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carl SCHROEDER, was born on a farm north of Haddam, Feb 22, 1924, and departed this life in the Douglas Co. Hospital in Omaha, NE, Saturday, Sept 1, 1945, at the age of 21 years, 6 months and 9 days. Her death followed a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Apr 29, 1941 and one brother, Duane died 11 years ago at the age of eight months. Maxine attended the rural schools of Union and Iowa Creek and graduated for the Morrowville Rural High School with the class of 1942. Following her graduation she taught two terms at Larabee and a half term last year at Eureka. She was the youngest daughter of a family of eleven children. Her mother, Mrs. Emile
SCHROEDER, a brother William of North Platte, NE; a sister Mrs. Helen SLATER of Fairbury, Mrs. Bernice LANDIS, Haddam, Pfc Ernest SCHROEDER, Camp Campbell, Ky, Mrs. Gertrude MAYER, Haddam, Ralph SCHROEDER S 1/C stationed at San Francisco, CA, Marion Vern and Vern and Victor of teh home, her grandmother, Mrs. Helene PETERS of Washington, four nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends mourn her passing.

Susie V. TAYLOR, daughter of Enoch and Elizabeth TAYLOR was born at West Elkton, OH, Mar 29, 1865 and departed this life at Patterson Memorial Hospital, Belleville, KS, Jan 23, 1932 at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 25 days . Feb. 9, 1882 she was united in marriage to Charles E. LINE. To this union five children were born. With her husband and three children she came to Washington county in 1888 adn settled near Haddam, which she has lived for over 40 years. Her parents being Quackers, she became identified with that church at an early age and remained steadfast in the faith until the end. She leaves to mourn her going one son, Harry LINE of Sabetha, KS adn four daughters, Mrs. Mary WALDEN, Mrs. Bell LARABEE, Mrs. Grace WINEINGER, Mrs. Rowena RHINE all of Haddam, also one sister and four brothers living in Oklahoma, sixteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Haddam Church by Rev. CANDIFF of the Millcreek Quiacker Church, assisted by Rev. L.E. DIXON. A mixed quartette, Mrs. Mable WAY, Miss Lois LATHAM, Russel HALDEMAN and Ted BEEMAN accompanied by Mrs. Edward KULP at the piano. The pallbearers were her grandsons, Merle, Bernard, Loren and Junior WALDEN, Marvin LARABEE and Malcolm LINE. Interment was made in the Haddam Cemetery.

Myrtle Mae WILLIAMS, daughter of Roy and Edith WILLIAMS was born at Russel, NY May 17, 1898 and departed this life at the Halstead Hospital, Aug 26 at the age of 43 years, 3 months and 9 days. When a young girl she came to KS and made her home with Mr. & Mr. James RAMSBOTTOM of Munden until her marriage to John RHINE of Haddam on May 15, 1918. After their marriage they moved to a farm west of Haddam where they resided until the time of her death. To this union two children were born, Marvin Joy and Alice Marie of the home. In childhood Myrtle gave her heart to Christ and in a revival meeting at Haddam she renewed her faith with the Lord and had been living for him since that time. She joined the Methodist church at Haddam and remained a member until the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her departure her devoted husband and two children; two sisters; one brother and a host of other relatives and friends. Myrtle was a devoted wife and a loving mother, always thinking of her family first. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Friends church at Haworth in charge of the Rev. Amos RUNDUS. Interment was made in Hawk's cemetery.

Ida Mae WOHLGEMUTH, eldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth WOHLGEMUTH was born Dec 19, 1886 at Washington, KS. in the Ash Creek community and departed this life after a prolonged illness on Sept 19.1945 at the family home in Washington, KS at the age of 58 years, and 9 months. She grew to womanhood at Ash Creek where she obtained her grade school education. She attended High school at Hanover, KS, later taking music in the College at Dayton, OH. She united with the Evangeliscal Church in early girlhood, later transferring her membership to the local Methodist Church being a member of many of its organizations and teaching Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary taking an active part in all its work. Twenty years of her life were spent in the Music store in Washington. She was talented in many ways, ever anxious to learn new things and giving generously of her time and talents to others whenever occasion arose. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Henry, who died in infancy and Elmer Herman in 1936. She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. J. WOHLGEMUTH, two brothers and one sister, Rev. Robert WOHLGEMUTH of Freeport, KS, Charles of Washington and Mrs. Ruby OESTE of Davis, CA, six nephews, five nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Metodist Church with Rev. M.H. BISBEE officiating. Interment in the Washington Cemetery.

James Sexton, born August 1819, departed this life July 13, 1901. He was a
pious and devoted member of the church about 35 years. He leaves a wife
and eleven children who have our sympathies and our prayers. May they all
so live while here, as to meet and live with him in glory where parting
will be no more.


Mrs. MARY MARIE BELL CROSS, 86, of Helenwood, passed away on Sunday,
December 5, 1999 at Scott County Hospital. She was the daughter of the
late JAMES HARVEY SEXTON and NANNIE BELL LAY SEXTON and was also preceded
in death by her husband, JOHN H. CROSS; an infant daughter, WANDA LEE
CROSS; three sisters, MAE JEFFERS, DORA POSEY, and FLORA SLAY; and two
brothers, JAMES and ROGER SEXTON. She was a member of Jakes Branch Baptist
Church. Survivors include a daughter, ROSALEE BYRD and husband LEON of
Helenwood; two sons, HENRY R. CROSS and wife DARLENE of Norma and VIRGLE
R. CROSS and wife LOUISE of Capital Hill; one step-daughter, JULIA JEFFERS
of Oneida; four grandchildren, TAMMY DAUGHERTY and husband DAVID, DANIEL
and JOEY CROSS and PATRICK CROSS all of Norma; two great-grandchildren,
Ga., MARY LOU EVANS of Kentucky, and SARAH FAYE SLAVEN of Winfield; two
brothers, MONROE SEXTON of Winona, and CHESTER SEXTON of Capital Hill; a
special friend, KATHRYN BYRD of Oneida; several nieces, nephews, and other
relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday,
December 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro.
PHILLIP KIDD officiating. KIM KIDD provided special music. Burial was in
the Jeffers Cemetery at Capital Hill. Pallbearers were DANIEL CROSS, DAVE
CROSS, ERIC COPE, and RONALD COOK. Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville
was in charge of the arrangements.
(Source: Scott County News, Vol. 83, No. 5, 09 Dec. 1999, p 12)

Burlington Times
May 17, 1999

Mrs. Shirley D. Estes
BURLINGTON - Mrs. Shirley Ann Davis Estes, 59, of 220 Friendly Road, died
at 9:02 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Hospice Home of Burlington after
eight months of failing health.
A native of Swain County, she was the wife of Mr. Lyle Garrison Estes, who
survives, and the daughter of Mr. Ernest Ray Davis and Mrs. Faye Anthony
Davis, both deceased. She was an employee of Nova Designs and was a member
of Solid Rock Baptist Church, where she was a secretary.
Survivors other than her husband of the home include a daughter, Mrs.
Sherry Estes Scott of Graham; a son, Mr. Garry Estes of Monroe; a sister,
Mrs. Willa Rae Davis Smith of Lilburn, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Norris Davis of
Tazewell, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Betty Davis Dooley; and two
brothers, Mr. Jimmy Davis and Mr. Morris Alan Davis.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Baptist
Church by the Rev. Edsel Caviness and the Rev. Mike Shannon. Entombment
will be in Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will be at McClure Funeral Home in Graham from 6 to 8 this
evening and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home of Burlington, 918 Chapel Hill
Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.

February 19, 1930 - Raymond FULLER, one of Bloomfield's oldest citizens
died at his home Thursday morning. He was 71 and had always lived in
Bloomfield. He moved from his hill farm last fall to the River road and
at the time of his death was occupying apartments in the C. V. CLOUGH
farmhouse. He leaves one son, Leslie and four daughters.

February 6, 1931 - Henry H. STEVENS died in Bloomfield. He married
Abbie PERKINS. He served the town as constable, selectman and
representative to the State Legislature. His son and daughters are
Maynard, Ione (mother of Kendall Norcutt) and Mildred presently of St.
Johnsbury, Vermont.

March 11, 1931 - Dr. P. P. GUERTIN died suddenly at the Canadian Pacific
National Railroad Station in North Stratford last Wednesday morning. He
was preparing to take the train for Berlin where he expected to assist
Dr. PULSIFER in an operation on John GARDNER. He was born in
Actonville, Quebec, July 14, 1880. he was a graduate of the McGill
Medical University in Montreal. He came here over 20 years ago and has
made his continual residence here since that time. Two of the Modern
Woodmen Order were bearers. The other tow bearers were George COUTURE
and Joseph DeBANVILLE.

August 12, 1931 - On Wednesday, August 5, there was observed the Golden
Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Peter LeVEER, parents of Rev. Fr. A.
J. LeVeer of Hardwick and formerly a curate of Notre Dame de Victoires
Church in St. Johnsbury.

January 13, 1932 - Frank E. STEVENS, 78, of Bloomfield died at his home
on the Nulhegan Road Monday morning, December 28, 1931. he was the
older brother of the late Henry H. Stevens, who died a few months ago at
74. He was born in Bloomfield, July 5, 1853 and had always made his
home here. He never married. He lived with his brother, Henry H.
Stevens, and was a lumber and pulpwood contractor for many years.

January 8, 1933 - Eliza J. PIPER, aged 82 died today. She was the
daughter of William and Martha (POWERS) MARTIN (town report)

February 23, 1933 - Saphrona Estes BUZZELL, 68, died at her home on
Bloomfield Hill on Monday morning at an early hour. She died peacefully
while sitting in her Morris chair in the living room. She was born in
Lincoln, Maine, January 22, 1865 and came to Bloomfield in 1875. She
married on April 18, 1884, to Ola A. BUZZELL. She leaves her husband,
and daughter, and two sons. Carroll of Greenfield, MA, Morris of
Rutland, Vermont and Lillian HOLLEWORTH, who lives in Bloomfield next
door to her parents.

Mrs. Clare (NOYES) FULLER died at her home on the Island Pond road last
Monday morning of pneumonia. She was born in Bloomfield 75 years ago
last June and had always made her hoome there. She was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Noyes. She married Frederick Fuller, who preceded
her by several years. She leaves to mourn her loss five children;
Carrie SHORT, Ray D., Clara SCOTT, Chester and Maxie Fuller, all of
whome except Ray are now residents of Bloomfield. She was the daughter
of Henry and Ruth BUCKMAN Noyes.

March 2, 1933 - Thomas B. BLODGETT, age 90, son of Bernard and Josephine
(PIPER) Blodgett died this week in Bloomfield (Town report).

November 6, 1933 - Barney DALEY, age 77 the son of Patrick and Margaret
(SHALLOW) Daley died this week (Town report)

December 12, 1933 - Edward J. PARENT, age 72, son of John and Exzelia
Parent, died this week from gangrene of the foot (Town report.

March 7, 1934 - Mrs. Rebecca FULLER, widow of the late Myron C. Fuller
of Bloomfield died at the West Stewartstown hospital, February 28. Mrs.
Fuller was 84 and had lived the last few years since the death of her
husband with her son, Alfred Fuller and family of Colebrook. Her
husband saw service in the Civil War and since his death, Mrs. Fuller
has been a pensioner under the National Widows Pension Act. She leaves
one stepdaughter, Cora Simms GRAHAM of North Stratford; and two sons,
Alfred and Rodney of Gorham.

April 11, 1934 - Mr. Horace A. SPENCER passed away at 69 in Hampstead,
NH, Monday, March 19. he was born in Bloomfield, September 24, 1865,
the son of the late William B. Spencer. He lived on the home farm
situated on what is known as Spencer hill nearly 50 years. he leaves a
widow, Martha B.(GOODALE) Spencer, two sons, Roger and Elvin of
Hampstead, and two daughters, Mrs. E. E. SHELTRY of Groveton and Miss
Beaulah Spencer of Middletown, CT.

May 2, 1934 - Luther W. HOWSE died at his home in Bloomfield, April 25.
He was born in Presque Isle, Maine 75 years ago (1859) and came to
Bloomfield in early manhood to take up his permanent residence. He
married Eliza WOODS and had two daughters, Mrs. Harry SPENCER and Mrs.
Everett HALL of Canaan, Vermont and one son, Lester, who lives on the
home farm.

June 13, 1934 - Eugene BARTLETT died at his house in Bloomfield, June 4,
at the age of 70. With the exception of a short period, he has spent
his entire life in Bloomfield. When the Maine Central Railroad was
built through to connect with the upper Coos, he and his family moved to
Lancaster where he was employed. Later he returned with his family to
Bloomfield and purchased what is known as the Madigan Farm. he leaves a
widow and two sons, Fred and Wesley.

August 22, 1934 - Wilbur CLOUGH, one of Bloomfield's oldest citizens,
died at his home August 14. He was born in Bloomfield, April 12, 1854,
where he lived the greater part of his life. he ws a carpenter by trade
and an expert carriage builder and painter. He is the last survivor of
a large family of sons and daughters of the late Hiram and Claudette
(SMITH) Clough. He leaves his wife, Annie Clough, two sons, Don and
Dean and one foster son, John.

September 19, 1934 - Franklin ROBY of Bloomfield recently closed
hishouse and has taken up winter quarters at 262 Brackett Street,
Portland, Maine. Mr. Roby is a Civil War veteran and seems in most
excellent health for a man 88 years of age.

Evening World Herald - Omaha, NE Thursday, March 25, 1937

Mrs. Guy M Palmer - Mrs. Addie Burkett Palmer, 69, wife of Guy M. Palmer,
retired Union Pacific employe, died early today at a local hospital after an
illness of 10 days. She had lived at the Lancaster apartments, 2560 Marcy

Born in Council Bluffs, Mrs. Palmer had lived in Omaha 49 years. She had
been a member of the Women's Benefit association; Goldenrod lodge No. 147 of
the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Ak-Sar-Ben
chapter of Eastern Star; Tangier Shrine auxiliary; Scottish Rite Women's
club and the B.P.O. Does.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Faye Page and Mrs. Nina
Blomberg; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jayne Blomberg Wake, and a
great-granddaughter, all of Omaha, and three brothers, Harry and Lee
McMullen, Ocean Park, Cal. and M.W. McMullen, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Rev. Charles Bready will conduct funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. at
Crosby Carlson-Meyer chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial park.

Mrs. Marie Ludmilla Vanicky (69)- Rev. L. Kyetensky will conduct funeral
services for Mrs. Marie L. Vanicky, 2236 South Nineteenth street, Friday at
10 a.m. at Bohemian Brethren Presbyterian church. Burial will be Bohemian
National Cemetery, Brewer-Korisko mortuary in charge. Mrs. Vanicky died
Tuesday evening of a heart attach while at a theater.

Mrs. Rose Marie Thorneten - Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Marie Thorneten,
56, who died Tuesday at a Council Bluffs hospital, will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday at St. Peter's church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. Mrs.
Thorneten, a resident of Pottawattamie county 23 years, lived on a farm west
of McClelland.

Robert Jordan - Funeral services for Robert Jordan, 94, who died Monday at
his home, 3445 Second avenue, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the
Tabernacle Baptist church, Rev. G. E. White officiating. Burial will be at
Walnut Hill cemetery. The body is at the Carey funeral home.

The Lafayette Daily Courier Monday, May 27, 1912 page 1

Godlove O. BEHM
After a lingering illness with Bright's disease Godlove O. BEHM died at 5o'clock last evening at the home of his sister, 818 North Tenth Street. He was a son of the late Col Godlove O. BEHM and was born in this city December 5, 1864. Mr. BEHM was engaged in the laundry business on North Fifth Street for a numver of years and was well known. He possessed a pleasing personality and had many good qualities. He leaves the following brothers and sisters; John BEHM of Chicago; Misses Mary, Elizabeth, Rose and Sarah BEHM of this city. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. A. Orth BEHM. The funeral will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. O.R. McKay will officate and the interment will be in the Greenbush cemetery.

Marriage and Death Notices Extracted from Warren Co., PA Newspapers by
Joan McRae, 1982

Vol 1 1848-1865
pg 22
Died at Warren 03 May 1852, Mrs. Hannah Culver, wife of N. L. Culver, aged
26 years [Warren Mail issue 27 May 1752]

REVEREND ROBERT KRUEGER,68, retired chaplain at Bethesday Homes, died Friday
October 17, 1986 at his home in Willmar, Minnesota.
He was born November 17, 1917 in Duluth. The son of Roberta and Minnie
(Bredeson) Drueger, and attended Central High School in Duluth, graduation
in 1936. He then attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, graduating from
Augsburg Seminary in 1945. On September 11, 1943, he married Borghild Dahl
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He was an ALC pastor for 4
years, retiring in 1984. He served Perishes in Salem, Oregon, Tacoma,
Washington, Peshtigo, Wisconsin and Fosston, Bottle Lake, Duluth and New
Auburn in Minnesota. He was also president of Oak Grove Lutheran High
School in Fargo, North Dakota and chaplain at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in
Ottawa. He was chaplain at Bethesda Homes in Willmar from 1977 until his
retirement. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and a member and
past president of the Golden Kiwanis.
Hi is survived by; wife, Borghild; five children, Gloria (Mrs. Brian)
Lapwood of San Juan Capistrano, California, Carol Balck of Willmar, Marilyn
(Mrs. Mark) Ernster of Lewiston, Daniel of Sunburg and David of Boston,
Massachusetts; and six grandchildren.
His funeral was at 2: p.m., Monday, October 20, 1986 at Calvary Lutheran
Church with Reverend John Spencer and the Reverend Phil Berg officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home was in
charge of services.

GLEN F. PERKINS, born in Blaine Washington, November 4, 1921. "Perk" was a
past master of John Paul Jones Masonic Lodge #271, F. and A.M. of Gig
Harbor, a member of Tacoma Scottish Write Bodies, a past captain of Afifi
Shrine Patrol, a member of Lakewood Rotary Club, Honorary member Parkland
Rotary and member of Oakbrook Country Club. Spending most of his life in
Gig Harbor, "Perk" owned and operated the Perkins Funeral Home there for
many years and developed the Haven of Rest Memorial Park. He also retired
as vice president and manager of State Mutual Bank, Lakewood branch.
He is survived by : wife, Norma; three daughters, Marcia Post, Puyallup,
Sherry Perkins, Pullman; step-daughter, Jerolyn Nutter, Harts Lake; two
granddaughters, to step-granddaughters; two sisters, Mildred Karlson,
Juanita, Helen Willetts, Olympia and countless friends.
Memorial services, Monday, October 27, 1986, 1 p.m. at the University
Presbyterian Church,8010 27th St. West. Reverend James Mead Officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements under
the direction of Dryer Mortuary.

Phillip R. Faler, 85, a lifelong resident of the Tacoma, Gig Harbor area
died October 20, 1986. He passed away at the Union Printer's home in
Colorado where he'd been a resident since 1984. He was a self employed
insurance agent for 38 years and a linotype operator for the Tacoma News
Tribune for 13 years until his retirement in 1973. He was a graduate of
Stadium High School and the University of Washington. He was a past
president of Junior Businessman Association, Tacoma, member of the Northwest
Typographical Union #99 for 55 years.

He is survived by: wife, Pauline, Sumner; son, Philip B. Faler,
Mountainhome, Pennsylvania; daughter, Rachel Harrison, Eagle River, Alaska;
sister, Mildred Haskell, Tacoma and seven grandchildren.

No services have been scheduled. Arrangements by Haven Of Rest, Gig Harbor.

Richard Crist
Funeral service for Richard Crist, 50 years old of 4931 26th Abe. S., a
motion picture operator, who died yesterday, will be held at 10 o'clock
Monday in the Home Undertaking Company Chapel, followed by cremation

Mr. Crist, who had been born in Olympia, moved to Seattle from Yakima, where
he first became interested in motion picture operating. He helped organize
the Motion Picture Operators' Union in Bremerton, and later moved to
Hollywood, but returned to Seattle several years ago. He was a member of
the Motion Picture Operators' Union, Local 154 and the Haller Lake Masonic

Surviving are his widow, Gladys Anna: a daughter, Marlene Muriel and a son,
Richard Robert Crist, all of Seattle.

This was from the Seattle Times, Friday, Aug. 4,1944, page 13. Richard
actually died Aug.3,1944.

News Tribune Friday Oct. 24, 1986

James Angus McFarlane, 75, a longtime resident of Gig Harbor died Oct. 21,
1986. He was a retired United States Navy Lieutenant, 22 years and 18 years
in Civil Service. He was a member of Mt. Rainier Branch #104 of the Fleet
Reserve, John Paul Jones Masonic Lodge #271, Gig Harbor, Scottish Right,
Tacoma and the Purdy Community Center.
He is survived by: Wife Ainslee of the home; son, James A McFarlane Jr.,
Seattle; daughter Heather McFarlane of the home; sister, Annie Laurie
McInnis of Laurel, Mississippi and granddaughter Aimee McFarlane, Seattle.
Funeral Service with full military honors will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
25, 1986 at Haven of Rest Chapel with Chaplain Mary E. Washburn officiating.
Interment, Haven of Rest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Haven of Rest, Gig

Thomas E. Hofto, born December 12, 1907, Tacoma, passed away Oct. 22, 1986,
4:30 p.m.
Survived by: Wife, Elzie Hofto; three daughters, Georgia McGraw, Gloria
Haskell and Paulette Russell
Services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 1986, 2 p.m. Mountain View Valley
Chapel, Tacoma.

Jean L. McCann, 86, of Lakewood died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1986. She was born
in Centrailia, living in Washington all her life and was a member of the
Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Preceding her in death was her husband,
Richard W. McCann, former Lakewood Water District Manager. Survivors
include: three nephews and one niece.
Interment in Mt. View Memorial Park under the direction of Mountain View
Funeral Home.

Jerome E. "Jerry" Norton, Sr. CORRECTION; passed away Friday, October 17,

Dave Beechey, 79, of Tacoma died October 22, 1986. Mr. Beechey was born in
Ocean Park, living in Tacoma many years and was owner of "City Cigar Store"
on 11th and Commerce for 30 years. Member of downtown Lions Club, Tacoma
Sportsmans Club and Ducks Unlimited
Survivors: Wife, Verna: daughter, Karen Patten, Puyallup; sons, Craig
Dorsey, Mill Valley, California, David Dorsey, Portland, Oregon; brother,
Robert, Ocean Park, seven grandchildren.
Memorial services 4 p.m. Monday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Church or Hospice of Tacoma. Arrangements by
Mountain View Funeral Home.

Brandon J. Guffey, day old son of Brenda K. Guffey and Brian Jermundson died
October 21, 1986. Brandon is also survived by a sister, Brandi, of the home.
Graveside services, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Mt. View Memorial Park. Mt. View
Funeral Home.

The Alliance Review
(Alliance, Stark Cty) in 1925
Pioneer Who Came Here in Covered Wagon Dies Sunday
Mrs. Sarah C. Ward, 83 years, pioneer resident of
Alliance passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. H. Shallenberger, 33 Keystone Street,
after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Ward had been in failing
health for some time.
She was born December 23, 1842 in Carroll County, PA,
the daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Varner. The family
moved to Alliance from Penna. When Mrs. Ward was a year
old, making the trip in covered wagons. She had resided in
this city since that time. Her husband, the late John Ward,
Sr. died in 1898.
Mrs. Ward retained her faculties up to the end and was
always eager to tell of the early history of Alliance to the
younger generations.
She was a member of the Friends Church.
Surviving are four children: Mrs. Shallenberger, John
Ward Jr., Jesse Ward and Frank Ward. The later Mrs. Roy
Haverstack was a daughter. Surviving also are two
grandchildren, Donald Ward and Mrs. Bonner Morgan and
two brothers, Jess and Preston Varner, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the Shallenberger home on
Keystone Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment will be at the Alliance cemetery. Friends may call
at any time.

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