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The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Anderson, of Elkader, was buried in the Oakley cemetery, Monday, Sept. 8. Services at the grave by Rev. G. M. Glick. The bereaved parents were accompanied by several of their friends and neighbors.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Sept. 12, 1890)

Mrs. George Beam died early Monday morning from burns suffered when she was struck by lightning on Sunday at her home four miles southeast of this city. Fearing hail, she had gone out to bring in a calf, and had stopped at a well to let it drink. The bolt struck her there, causing her clothes to catch fire. Her eight year old daughter saw the fearful sight, and caught the attention of one of the Colvin boys, who was herding in a nearby field. Dr. Winslow was called but all he could do was alleviate the terrible pain caused by the burns and shock. She lingered until about 2:00 Monday morning. She was buried in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 29, 1893)

Sven Frederick Bjorkgren was born in Sweden, May 9, 1852, and died June 11, 1922 at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Anna Helena Anderson, Nov. 6, 1877. To this union were born eight children, six of which were living and were present at the bedside. Two proceeded him to the Glory World, Carl Frederick at the age of 10 and Albert in early infancy. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, six children, Mrs. Ross Plummer of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, Mrs. Edith Honeyman, Clarence F., Elmer E., Esther and Mildred Bjorkgren, all of Logan County, Kansas. He came to this country in 1886 and in 1887 he settled on a homestead south of Monument, where he resided until his death.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 16, 1922)

The remains of Mrs. Buel Bradley were interred on Saturday in the Monument cemetery and the funeral service was preached by Rev. Hall at Russell Springs last Sunday. (Oakley Graphic, Friday, Dec. 7, 1893)

Died, in Oakley, Friday, May 13, after a short illness, Dr. F. O. Brainerd. Dr. Brainerd was born in Louisville, Ky., July 13, 1848. With his parents he moved to western Iowa when quite young. He was a graduate of the medical college of Joplin, Mo., and also had several diplomas from other colleges. He was recognized as one of the best physicians in the state. The remains were buried in the Oakley cemetery Sunday under the auspices of the Modern Woodman, of which he was a member. He leaves a wife who has the sympathy of the entire community in this, her sad bereavement.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, May 19, 1898)

Mrs. Jacob Brunk died May 30 at her home southeast of Monument of lung fever. Orpha S. Fortney was born in Preston county, W. Va., in 1847. She went to Warren county, Iowa, with her parents in 1869 and in 1884 came to Kansas and settled in Logan county in 1886. She was married to Jacob Brunk in 1888. The remains were interred in the Monument cemetery on May 31.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 9, 1892)

Uncle George Buell, who has been ill as his home in this city, for the past few weeks, died last night. Mr. Buell has been suffering for some time from mental trouble and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Buell came to Oakley from Russell Springs a couple of years ago and since that time has been caring for two afflicted daughters. He was a kindly old gentleman and spent many years of his life on a farm in the southern part of the county. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon and the body laid to rest in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 23, 1911)

Died, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1892, at her home in Thomas county, of cancer of the stomach, Ruth E., wife of E. Colvin, aged 44 years and 5 months. Deceased was sick but a short time and leaves a large family and many warm friends to mourn her loss. The remains were buried in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Jan. 28, 1892)

One of E. Colvin's youngest children, a girl, after a long siege of scarlett fever, died last week. The remains were buried in the Oakley cemetery. (Oakley Graphic, Friday, May 4, 1893)

John Comstock, aged 55 years, an old soldier and highly respected citizen of Logan county, died Monday evening of appendicitis. His remains were interred in the Oakley cemetery Tuesday afternoon, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1899)

Mrs. John C. Comstock, who was injured several days ago in a runaway, lingered in an unconscious condition until Sunday afternoon, when she died without regaining consciousness. The funeral was held at the Christian church in this city Monday afternoon, and interment was in the Oakley cemetery. She was a estimable lady whose peculiarly sad death is mourned by many friends. Mr. Comstock, whose back was injured in the runaway, and his brother, Henry, whose arm was broken, are improving.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Jan. 18, 1896)

Died, on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1889, Isabella, infant daughter of Isabella M. and James J. Condon.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Jan. 10, 1890)

Died, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1890, Isabella M., wife of James J. Condon, aged 36 years, 4 months. She leaves a husband and five children, as well as a host of warm friends, to mourn her loss. Her many excellent qualities endeared her in friendship with whomever she came in contact. The funeral was held on Thursday and the remains were buried in the Catholic cemetery northeast of this city.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Jan. 10, 1890)

Died, at the residence of her son, C. W. Cook, Jan. 16, 1892, Mrs. Harriet Cook, aged 77 years. Funeral services were held Sunday and the remains followed to the Oakley cemetery by a large number of friends.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Jan. 21, 1892)

Mrs. Thomas David, who lived seven miles southwest of Monument, died Monday morning with the dread disease, consumption. The funeral was held at Winona and the remains were interred in the Winona cemetery. Mr. David has the sympathy of the entire communty in his hour of sorrow.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, May 23, 1896)

Alice Belle Harrington, only duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Harrington, was born in Wysox twp., Ill., June 8, 1887, and died at her home near Oakley, Kansas, June 10, 1911. She was married to Charles R. Deets, Jan. 2, 1907. One son blest this union, Joe Edwin, born Jan. 4, 1911. The deceased resided in the vicinity of Milledgeville, Ill., until February when the family moved to Kansas. She leaves to mourn over her departure her husband and infant son, her parents and two brothers, Roy and Robert. The body was shipped to Milledgeville and burial was in the Bethel Cemetery near there.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 23, 1911)

A sad duty devolves upon us in mentioning the death of Mrs. James Dillon, which occurred in this city, Thursday, March 28. Her age was 32 years. The funeral was held at the M. E. church yesterday. She leaves six small children the youngest being but two weeks old. Mr. Dillon and his children have the sympathy of this community in their loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.
(Oakley Graphic, Saturday, March 30th, 1895)

W. O. Disney departed Saturday morning for Delphos in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his mother. Mrs. Disney received a letter from him yesterday stating that his mother died Tuesday.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 2, 1899)

The Presbyterian church was filled to overflowing last Sunday forenoon by friends and relatives to pay their last respect to the mortal remains of John E. Dodge. There was music by the choir, prayer by Rev. Colwell and a sermon by Rev. Welch. At the close of the church services the remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias and conducted to the Oakley cemetery. John E. Dodge was born Sept. 17, 1859, at Marion, Ohio. His parents moved to Iowa when he was quite young. He attened Iowa State University, graduated from the academic department in 1880 and from the law department in 1882. His father meantime had moved to Brown county, Kansas, where he went after graduation. In the fall of 1885 he came to western Kansas and settled at Oakley. In 1888, just eight years prior to the day of the funeral, he was married to Miss Della Ziegler.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, March 14, 1896)

Mrs. W. P. Dutcher, who lives near Elkader, died very suddenly from heart failure Thursday, June 22nd. Mrs. Dutcher had been sitting at the table and had been apparently in good health, and without warning to those about her toppled over and was dead. The Dutchers are well known in Logan county and have lived in the Elkader community for several years. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon after which interment was made in the Pool cemetery near Elkader.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 23, 1911)

Valentine Engert died in this city on May 29th, 1894. He was a native of Germany and was 88 years of age. He came from Germany to Ohio 47 years ago and has made his home with his son, John Engert, the past 30 years. Old age was the principal cause of his death. Rev. Father Weitzel, of Cawker City, conducted the funeral services from the Catholic church on May 30th and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery at 5:30 on that date. The family desire to thank those who assisted them during the sickness and death of their dear departed father.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 7, 1894)

One of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Erwin's youngest children died last Thursday night and was buried Friday in the Oakley cemetery. They have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, April 27, 1893)

Louis W. Ford died Jan. 30 in Idaho Springs, Colorado when he was instantly killed by a flying rock after he had set a blast of dynamite at the mine site where he was working. He was a former resident of this county, having homesteaded a quarter section of land near old Logansport and has a number of friends who will regret to learn of his untimely death. He was a young man of good habits and esteemed by all who knew him.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Feb. 18, 1897

Judge A. M. Gibbon died at his home in this city, Saturday, Feb. 4, 1899, after a long illness of kidney and liver trouble. Funeral services were held Tuesday and he was interred in the Winona cemetery. He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. F. A. Seibert of New York City and a son, James of Indianapolis, Ind. Alfred Mortimer Gibbons was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1838. He removed to Illinois with his parents and settled about 20 miles from Peoria, and a new town was started, which they called Chillicothe, after their old home in Ohio. He remained on the farm until he was old enough to study law. In 1858 he was admitted to the bar of Illinois, and has made it his profession ever since. He was guard at the White House at and after President Lincoln's inauguration. At the commencement of the war he was made recruiting officer for New York City. After the war he removed to Wisconsin and from there he went to Dakota and then to Topeka, Kansas, where he resided until the spring of 1888 when he removed to Logan county. Since coming to this county he has been engaged in the practice of law, has held the of County Commissioner, and had entered upon his third term as County Attorney.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1899)

Died, on Sunday, Aug. 20, 1893, Bertha A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Giesler, aged 3 months. Interment was had Monday in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Aug. 24, 1893)

Mrs. Anna Giesler, daughter of George and Mary Wolford, was born in Sullivan county, in east Tennessee, June 2, 1832 and died in this city April 7, 1893, aged 61 years. She was baptised in infancy and was confirmed and became a member of the Lutheran Evangelical church in girlhood. She was united in marriage to Rev. Henry D. Giesler, a Lutheran minister, on the 9th day of March, 1854, with whom she lived a happy life until Dec. 15, 1864, when her husband was killed in Virginia, he being an officer in the Confederate army. She was buried in the Oakley cemetery on Sunday, April 9, the services being held in the M. E. church. She leaves a son, John D., and a daughter, Mary E. Giesler, both of this city. A kind mother, a good neighbor and a true friend is gone. Her memory will be revered by all who knew her.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, April 13, 1893)

George S. Graham, age 23 years, died at the hotel in Russell Springs, Monday, Oct. 2, 1899. of uremic poison, after an illness of only three days. He had come into town for medical treatment on Saturday but continued to grow worse and he suffered intensely until death relived him of his suffering. He was a young man of good habits and had made his home in this county for most of the past twelve years. A father, three brothers and a host of friends mourn his loss. The remains were interred Tuesday in the Russell Springs cemetery.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, Oct. 5, 1899)

Died, at his residence in Thomas county, on Wednesday, March 2, 1892, Thomas Grayson, aged 53 years. Mr. Grayson was a good neighbor and a kind husband and father, greatly respected for his integrity, and leaves his wife, Clorinda E. Grayson, and two daughters, Effie and Abbie, to mourn his loss. He was preceded in death by two of his children. A large number attended the funeral, which was held in the M. E. church in this city, today, services being conducted by J. S. Bates and the remains interred in the Oakley cemetery, next to his dear children.[note: an item in June 1892 stated Mrs. Grayson and daughter Effie would return to their old home in Ames, Iowa to live]
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, March 3, 1892)

Died, at his home, seven miles south of Monument, Sunday night, Feb. 2, 1896, John Grundmeier, in his 57th year. He was born in Varndorf, Germany, and came to America in 1881, and settled in Ottawa, Kansas, where he resided until 1885, when he moved to Logan county, where he had resided ever since. He was buried Tuesday afternoon in the Monument cemetery by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Mr. Grundmeier was a good citizen, a hard worker and a good parents. He leaves three sons to mourn his loss, Henry, Christopher and Joseph. His death was the result of a rupture he got some time in '93 while working with the U. P. bridge builders.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Feb. 8, 1896)

Bessie Glee Hess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hess, died August 26, 1890, aged two months and 20 days. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church, August 27, conducted by Rev. G. M. Glick. Interment took place in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, August 29, 1890)

Mr. and Mrs. George Hahn's baby girl, four weeks old, was buried in the Oakley cemetery today.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, August 12, 1898)

Alex Harvey arrived in Monument the 6th from Denver with the remains of his father, Joseph Harvey, of this place. Mr. Harvey had been in Denver fro some time, where he was engaged in contracting and mason work, and where he died very suddenly, Sunday night, May 4th. The body was interred in the Monument cemetery, his son, Corbon, being here from Nebraska to attend the funeral.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, May 16, 1890)

Word was received here Sunday evening of the death of Mrs. G. W. Hathaway at her home in Salina. Her two sons, Harrison and Bert, went down Monday to attend the funeral. Mrs. Hathaway is well known in this community, having lived south of Oakley on the Smoky several years.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, May 19, 1898)

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrand, of Thomas county, was buried in the Oakley cemetery yesterday.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, August 12, 1898)

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of May Hobert, daughter of W. W. Hobert, which occurred at her home in Monument on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15, 1897. May was born at Hoopeston, Ill., May 1, 1881. She was a bright, winsome lovely girl, in both disposition and appearance. She always took great interest in school work and ranked high as a student. In disposition she was quiet, refined, affectionate and a perfect lady. Monday morning the remains were taken to Ellsworth, accompanied by her father and grandmother, Mrs. W. S. Leach. May's remains were laid beside her mother, sister and brother. Insofar as is concerned his family, Mr. Hobert seems to have been pursued by a relentless fate. In January 1892, while living at Ellsworth, he lost a boy and a girl, both younger than May, by diptheria. In February 1896, the mother died, and now May, the oldest and last child, has gone to join the others.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Aug. 20, 1897)

From Monument: F. H. Holmes received the sad news of the death of his dather last Saturday.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Dec. 27, 1901)

G. W. Jackson, father of J. R. Jackson of Winona, died Friday, May 28, 1897 in Bolckow, Mo. He was born in Indiana, March 38, 1834. His boyhood days were spent there, then he came to Buchanan county, Missouri, and from there to Nodaway county, same state. He had been married three times, his first two wives being sisters by the name of Roberts. His second wife, Susan, died April 1, 1891. About two years after he was married to Mrs. Amanda Blakeley, of Buchanan, Missouri, who with seven children by his first two wives survive. All the children were present at the funeral except George, who is in the west, and Mrs. Stonebocker, of Denver, who did not arrive till the day after her father was buried. He had suffered with rheumatism for some time, but was not thought to be any worse than usual till Thursday afternoon, when a physician was called. He took to his bed that evening, requesting that the family retire and that he would be able to accompany his wife and daughter, Ora, to Barnard the next day. A short time later his wife heard him breathing heavily and unresponsive. She alerted the family but he never again spoke and died a soon afterwards. Burial was in the Jackson Cemetery. (Oakley Graphic, Friday, June 25, 1897)

Mrs. E. A. Kaler's mother, Mrs. Kitzmiller, died last month. Following is her obituary from the Stryker [Ohio] Advance:
Mrs. Mary A. Kitzmiller was born in York, Pa., April 8, 1821, and died at Stryker, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1894. She was married to Adam Kitzmiller at Gettysburg, Pa., July 10, 1839. In the spring of 1844 they crossed the Alleghanies to Ohio, settling in Richland county, where they resided until the spring of 1853, when they came to this township, where she has ever since resided. She was the mother of 14 children, 13 of whom survive her. Father Kitzmiller preceded her to the better land twenty years ago, since which time she has resided with her children. Her funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday morning, and she was laid to rest in the Boynton cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Oct. 26, 1893)

Fred Kleist's grandmother died last Saturday night of old age. The funeral was held Monday and the remains were buried in the Oakley cemetery.
(Oakley Graphic, Friday, Aug. 4, 1892)

Henry C. Ludolph was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on the 27th day of October, 1836, where he remained until after the war. During the war he was assistant superintendent of laboratories of the arsenal stationed in Pittsburg. This position he held until the war closed when he came west and settled in Missouri. In 1870 he married Miss Dorcas A. Cunningham of Knob Noster, Mo., his present wife. Seven children were born to them, five boys and two girls, fours boys and two girls surviving. All but one, W. A. Ludolph of Granada, Colo., live in this county. From Missouri the family moved to Colorado and in 1886 they came to Logan county, Kansas, where they have since resided. The funeral was preached in the church in Russell Springs on Friday, Dec. 9, and the remains were interred in the Russell Springs cemetery.
(Logan County Clipper, Thursday, Dec. 15, 1898)

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