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Donna M. Macoubrie, 65, of Abilene, died Sept. 26, 2001; born Feb. 11, 1936, in Lyona community of Dickinson County, daughter of Gilbert and Leota (Timm) Martinitz; Oct. 16, 1955, she married George Macoubrie at the Lyona Methodist Church; he survives, along with one daughter, Dianna Macoubrie of Abilene; one son, Garold Macoubrie of Abilene; two sisters, Arlene Ade of Abilene and Violet Lehner of Strasburg, Colo.; two brothers, Paul Martinitz of Woodbine and Lee Martinitz of Abilene; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Eugene Martinitz; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. (abstract Junction City Daily Union)

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Robert J. "Bob" Malcom, 74, of Herington died July 23, 2002; born May 23, 1928, at Thayer, son of John A. and Bertha L. (Denney) Malcom; Sept. 11, 1971, he married Genevieve M. Ford; she survives, along with two daughters, Linda Harris of Wichita and Lorri Lawton of Efland, N.C.; three step-daughters, Shirley Coleman of Wichita, Pat Douglas of Kingman and Kay Kandt of Herington; three sisters, Edith Coffer of Kansas City, Kan., Joann Mitchell and Olive Morgan of Wichita; two granddaughters; 11 step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and numerous step-great-grandchildren; no burial information. (abstract Junction City Daily Union)

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Valeta L. Bender Manwaring, 75, Salina, died Saturday, May 20, 2006; born July 22, 1930, in Upland; survivors include her husband, LaRue A. Manwaring of the home; two sons, Joel Manwaring and Arlan Manwaring, both of Salina; two daughters, Angela Manwaring and Lorna Lopez, both of Salina; another brothers, Doyle Bender of Chapman and Rex Bender of Claremore, Okla.; three sisters, Myrna Combs, Iva Lou Bachus and Twila Polson; and nine grandchildren; inurnment in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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William J. "Bill" Markley, 73, Abilene, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Wichita; born Jan. 24, 1929, in Abilene, to Oscar and Nellie Richards Markley; married Lawanda Kuntz on July 5, 1950. She survives, along with seven sons, Rod Markley, Doug Markley, Tom Markley, Pat Markley and Chad Markley, all in Abilene, Darvin Markley, Marion, and Billy Markley, McPherson; three daughters, Debbie Meredith, in Arizona, Rhonda Meeks, Abilene, and Regina McDermith, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a brother, Darrell Markley, Syracuse; three sisters, Bonnie Taylor, Abilene, Margaret Whitley, Osseo, Minn., and Pat Pascarelli, Mission; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; burial in Livingston Cemetery north of Abilene. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Solomon, Jan. 23: Mr. and Mrs. Marsh and family were called upon to mourn the death of a bright little girl of three years of age, last Friday. Bronchial troubles carried away the little sufferer after a protracted illness. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church on Sunday, Rev. Hollen, of the Methodist church, conducting the services. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their affliction. (Abilene Reflector, Jan. 24, 1889)
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Death of Hattie Griswold Marsh.

News has reached here of the death at Nebo, Ills., of Mrs. Hattie G. Marsh, nee Hattie Griswold, a former resident of Abilene and a teacher in the city schools. Miss Hattie had many friends here as her youth was spent in this city. All who knew her loved her for her true kindliness of heart and strong intellect. She was married after leaving Abilene and has resided in the place of her death. Her sister, Miss Griswold, the artist, is, we believe, California. (Abilene Reflector, Jan. 24, 1889)
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Robert Warren Marshall, 29, formerly of Chapman, was killed Friday, March 28, 2003, in an automobile accident in Flagstaff, Ariz.; born Feb. 25, 1974, in Grenada Hills, Calif., to Jeanene K. and Gary A. Marshall; survivors include his parents, Jeanene K. Marshall and Gary A. Marshall, both of Chapman; a son, Victor A. Marshall, Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Christina Welsh, Chapman; and two brothers, Gary L. Marshall, Chapman, and Shawn Marshall, Junction City; burial at Indian Hill Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Mrs. Martin died last night at the home of J. P. Fishburn, north-west of the city. She was quite aged, being about 73 years old. She died of old age and had been feeble for some time. The funeral will be Sunday morning. (Abilene Reflector, Oct. 22, 1888)
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Flora E. Martin, 75, Herington, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006; born Aug. 9, 1931, in the Moonlight community, north of Detroit, the daughter of Cyrus Frank and Vera Mary (Davidson) Stoffel Hoerner; survivors include three sons, John Zeiner of Lost Springs, David Zeiner of Herington and Tommy Zeiner of Tennessee; four daughters, Betty Ann Wheeler of Herington, Linda Douglas of Abilene, Flora English of Paducah, Ky., and Vera Davis of Herington; one foster daughter, Mary Wells of Herington; three stepsons, Richard Martin Jr. of Florida and Johnny Martin and Billy Ray Martin, both of Tulsa, Okla.; three stepdaughters, Tammy of Missouri and Jeannie and Linda, both of Tulsa, Okla.; about 50 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; preceded in death by her husbands, Virgil Davis in 1985; Lavere "Bud" Zeiner in 1988; and Richard Martin Sr. on Aug. 26, 2006; one brother, Pete Hoerner; one half brother, Edwin Stoffel; one sister, Alberta Winters; and one half sister, Barbara Hoesfelt; inurnment service at the Lost Springs Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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Elmer Lee Martinitz, 72, formerly of Chapman, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Abilene; born Nov. 18, 1929, in Junction City, to Gilbert and Leota Timm Martinitz; married Margaret E. Boggs on July 18, 1956; she survives, along with a son, David Martinitz, Beloit; two daughters, Karen Martinitz, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Kathy Mills, Chapman; a brother, Paul Martinitz, Woodbine; two sisters, Arlene Ade, Gypsum, and Violet Lehner, Strasburg, Colo.; and three grandchildren; burial in Abilene Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Mark A. Mayden, 71, Abilene, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006; born Sept. 1, 1935, in Abilene, the son of Irl McCellan "Huck" and Annis Merle (Mark) Mayden; married Linda Dicken on Nov. 27, 1965; survivors include his wife, Linda of the home; three daughters, Laura Evans of Liberty, Mo., Julie Holmes of Abilene and Susan Geiger of Tonga-noxie; one son, John Mayden of Abilene; one sister, Carolyn Stewart of Topeka; one brother, Walter Mayden of Haines City, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren; burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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Maxine McAsey, 84, Abilene, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2006; born Oct. 20, 1922, in Atchison, the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Boyles) Hood; married Norman McAsey in 1943; he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1982; survivors include five sons, Jack McAsey of Bridgeport, Texas, Dean McAsey of Bloomington, Ind., Mark McAsey of Henderson, Nev., Greg McAsey of Galva and Mike McAsey of Abilene; one sister, Ruby Hinz; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren; preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Hood; burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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McAsey, Norman died Jan, 17, 1982 in Abilene; born March 10, 1921 in Irving to Timothy and Elsie (George) McAsey; married Maxine Hood June 17, 1943 and moved to Abilene in 1963; he was a graduate of Kansas State and chief executive officer of the National Greyhound Association; survived by his wife, five sons, John of Chico, TX, Dean of Alma, Mark of Colorado Springs and Greg and Michael of Abilene; burial Jan. 20 in St. Joseph cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle, unknown date)
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Howard McBride, formerly of Industry, died at his home in Omaha after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son; two nieces, Mrs. Charles Kiekel and Mrs. Betty Phillips, both of Abilene. (abstract, Salina News-Journal 12-10-1953)
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(From the Manchester Sun): Robert McCall, who lives about eight miles northeast of Manchester became tired of this life at the age of 50 years and took his departure by the morphine route, Monday at 3 o'clock. He leaves a wife and seven children. Financial and family trouble was the cause of his rash act. He had lived in this vicinity the past nine years. (Abilene Weekly Reflector, Oct. 4, 1888)
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Barbara Ann Clennan McClatchey, 60, Chapman, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at a Blue Springs, Mo.; born Nov. 14, 1941, in Chapman, the daughter of Vincent C. and Marie M. Kelly Clennan; married Stanley J. McClatchey in Amarillo, Texas. He survives, along with a son, Vincent R. McClatchey, Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Kerry D. Taylor, Independence, Mo., and Amy E. Smith, Blue Springs, Mo.; six sisters, Patricia Gonter, Dalton, Ohio, Mary Lee Hall, Orlando, Fla., Kathryn Davidson, Garland, Texas, Margaret Spittles, Junction City, her twin, Beth Schmitt, Chapman, and Joyce Snodgrass, Callao, Mo.; five brothers, Joe Clennan and John Clennan, both of Topeka, Jim Clennan, El Dorado, Larry Clennan, Avondale, Ariz., and Leo Clennan, Richardson, Texas; and seven grandchildren; burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Chapman. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Robert D. McClintick, 80, Oroville, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004; born Nov. 30, 1923, in Pawnee City, Neb., the son of Mabel and Floyd McClintick; married his wife, Naomi, on Dec. 28, 1941, in Minneapolis; survivors include his wife, Naomi of the home; two sons, Michael McClintick and Dennis McClintick, both of Napa, Calif.; two daughters, Shannon Ensminger of Oroville, Calif., and Shelly Dudley of Hermann, Mo.; two sisters, Arlene Gum of Oroville and Catherine Berger of Abilene; one brother, William McClintick of Fremont, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives; preceded in death by one daughter and two grandchildren; no services. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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The death last Wednesday of Franklin McClure, Logan township, which was briefly mentioned Saturday evening, was somewhat remarkable. The deceased was plowing in his farm and stopped to talk with a neighbor. After a few moments of conversation he swayed, tottered and fell. He was taken to the house and died a few moments after. The funeral was held Friday. (Abilene Weekley Reflector, May 3, 1888)
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Charles Joseph McCormally, 76, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Chapman; born March 4, 1925, in Junction City, to Patrick Henry and Anna J. Nicholson McCormally;married Betty Jo Dyer on July 31, 1948, in Emporia. She survives, along with five sons, Patrick McCormally, Lincoln, Neb., Michael McCormally, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dennis McCormally, Los Gatos, Calif., Barry McCormally, San Leandro, Calif., and Brian McCormally, Fairfax Station, Va.; two daughters, Susan Linn, Topeka, and Colleen Janssen, Emporia; and 17 grandchildren; burial St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery . (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Ernest John McCormick, 88, lifelong resident of Chapman, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006; born April 29, 1918, in Chapman, the son of William John and Nell Bonaventure (Miller) McCormick; married Betty Lucille Schlappy on Aug. 4, 1951, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Chapman; survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; two sons, Gary Root and Terry Root, both of Chapman; one daughter, Janice K. McCormick of Chapman; two sisters, Margaret Gargan and Bernardine Dinges, both of Hays; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas McCormick, his twin brother, William F. McCormick, Harold McCormick, an infant brother, Bernard McCormick and Raymond McCormick; burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
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At Industry, last Sunday night, writes our correspondent, a sad calamity took place at the residence of B. W. McCosh, his wife, Mollie, dying in childbirth. She leaves 12 children to mourn their loss. The greatest sympathy is expressed by the many friends of the family for the bereaved husband and children. Mrs. McCosh was a kind and loving mother, a good and affectionate wife, a considerate and generous neighbor, and a true friend. The funeral obsequies took place Tuesday, and the mortal remains were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends to their last resting place in Cheever cemetery. (Abilene Reflector 4-3-1884)
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LeRoy J. McCosh, 82, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Abilene; born July 19, 1919, in the Buckeye community in Dickinson County, to James and Nellie Topliff McCosh; married Phyllis Kugler Aug. 19, 1943. She survives, along with three sons, Ron McCosh, Beverly, Gordon McCosh, Rockwall, Texas, and Dennis McCosh, Abilene; three daughters, Pat King, Winfield, and Nancy Wassenberg and Cathy Matlack, both of Shawnee; a brother, Harold Dean McCosh, Wichita; a sister, Letha Correll, Abilene; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; burial in Union Cemetery in the Buckeye community. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Marjorie Marie McDaniel, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Topeka ; born April 15, 1925, in Talmage in Dickinson County, to Jessie B. and Nancy Allen Gilbert; married Walter McDaniel in 1958; they divorced; a sister, Velda Gross, McCordsville, Ind., survives; burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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News has been received of the death of Mr. Donald McKay, postmaster at Rosebank, who went to Scotland some months ago to visit his old home and regain his health. He died on the 15th of August, surrounded by relatives and friends but thousands of miles away from his family. His death will be regretted and mourned by many friends and acquaintances. (Abilene Reflector 9-4-1884)
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Mrs. L. H. Litts recently received the sad news of the death of her only sister, Mrs. Margaret McDanolds, of Sussex county, N. J. She was about 66 years of age and had been an invalid for many years. (Abilene Reflector, Mar. 21, 1889)
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C.C. McIntosh, 95, formerly of Chapman, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Austin, Texas; born July 4, 1905, in Idana, the son of Claude and Anna Cowell McIntosh; married Eva Marie Mulkey on Aug. 12, 1929, in Smith Center;she died April 13, 1989; survivors include a son, Terry McIntosh, Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Sondra Ryan, Austin, Texas, and Janet Wilson, Seattle; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Indian Hill Cemetery in Chapman. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Many friends will learn with regret that news was received Saturday of the death in California of Mrs. Cora McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Simmers, of this city. Mrs. McLaughlin went to the Pacific slope about three years ago and was back on a visit last spring. The remains will be brought here for interment, arriving the latter part of the week. (Abilene Reflector, Sep. 19, 1889)

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Died, Sept. 14, in Galt, Cal., Cora, wife of Charles W. McLaughlin and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi H. Simmers, of this city, aged 22 years, 9 months and 21 days.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a pleasant, quiet, loveable woman in whose life entered nothing but peace. She grew up to womanhood beloved by all and hosts of friends hoped that when she reached the Pacific slope the hand of disease that had marked her for its own would be defeated in its purpose. But it was not to be. She sank slowly and on her visit to her family last spring it was evident that there was no stopping the destroyer. She passed quietly away amid the summer breaths of the flower-strewn slopes of the Californian valleys and her spirit took flight to the brighter world above where she rests in supreme happiness.

The sympathy of many friends will go out to the bereaved husband, the motherless child and the parents and other near relatives sitting in sadness, mourning the loss of their loved one.

The funeral services for Mrs. McLaughlin were held in the Lutheran church Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. The church was crowded with friends who were present to show their empathy with the bereaved family and their respect for the memory of the dead. The fire department was out in full force on account of the bereaved brother of the deceased, Mr. Jacob Simmer. Rev. Porch preached a full sermon and the remains were interred in the Abilene cemetery. (Abilene Reflector, Sep. 26, 1889)
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John Harold "Harry" McLaughlin, 84, Chapman, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Junction City; born Sept. 8, 1917, in Elk County, to William and Agnes Rebecca Kent McLaughlin; married Mildred Marie Beavers on Nov. 4, 1947, in Junction City; survivors include two sons, Jim McLaughlin and John McLaughlin, both in Chapman; seven daughters, Teresa McLaughlin, Lawrence, Mary Bauer and Pat Cotts, both in Topeka, Linda Beach, Salina, Nancy Rocheleau, Holden, Mass., Joyce Stowall, Frankfort, and Carolyn Maxwell, Dighton; a brother, Bill McLaughlin, Abilene; two sisters, Margaret Weyrauch, St. Marys, and Jean Hasselman, Chapman; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery . (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Jennie Joan McMahan, 99, Abilene, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001; born June 8, 1902, in Gove County, the daughter of James Sherman and Nellie Agnes Bailey Milroy; married Byron McMahan on Feb. 16, 1927, in Quinter; he died April 1, 1993. Mrs. McMahan also was preceded in death by a great-grandchild; survivors include a daughter, Mary Seley, Abilene; a son, Ward McMahan, Clay Center; a sister, Luella Graham, Quinter; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; burial in the Hebron Cemetery in Clay County. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Mrs. Sarah A. McMillan, aged 64 years, died at the residence of a son-in-law, near Industry, Wednesday afternoon last, and was interred at the Livingstone cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mrs. McMillan was born in Davie county, N. C, Sept. 14, 1834, but lived in Tennessee nearly all her life. She leaves four children to mourn her loss: two sons in Tennessee, one a Baptist minister, and two married daughters living in this county. Mrs. McMillan had been a consistent church member for 50 years, and died blessing her Redeemer, with a faith in a blessed immortality. Her life was pure and noble; her death calm, peaceful and without fear. (Abilene Reflector, Jan. 26, 1888)
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Daisy May McPheeters, 92, Wakefield, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at a Clay Center hospital; born April 15, 1908, in Dickinson County, the daughter of James E. and Anna Ives Shivers; married Charles "Bud" McPheeters on Oct. 28, 1936; he preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1975; survivors include a sister, Dixie Minter, Industry; burial in Athelstane Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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The mother of Mrs. Dr. J. N. Prather, who died recently, was the widow of Col. A. B. Meachem a member of the Indian Peace Commission, and who came so near falling a victim to Indian treachery. At the time of her death she was the only widow of a civilian receiving a pension. (Enterprise Independent 2-2-1888)
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Mary Ann Meade, 70, formerly of Abilene, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Sabetha; born May 9, 1931, in Abilene, the daughter of C.S. and Minnie Lake Meade; survivors include a sister, Sister Nancy Meade, Boonville, Mo.; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, north of Abilene. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Miss Pearl Meadows died recently of consumption at her home in Arkansas City. She was a stepdaughter of Mrs. May Day Meadows, formerly of Abilene. (Abilene Reflector, Mar. 28, 1889)
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Death of J. D. Meeks.

A peculiarly sad death was that of J. D. Meeks who passed away this morning about 2 o'clock. Mr. Meeks, or Levy, as he was familiarly called, came here about two years ago and worked for several horsemen about the city, being something of an expert in horse management. Last fall he went to Enterprise where he remained, engaged in the same business, until about two weeks ago when he came to Abilene, stopping at the Burns House, to to be treated for a chronic trouble. In spite of doctors' care he sank steadily until this morning when his suffering was over. He leaves a wife to mourn alone, far from home and friends, the loss of her protector.

The funeral was held from the Burns House this afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. H. C. Humphrey, officiating. The interment was in the Abilene cemetery. (Abilene Weekly Reflector, May 31, 1888)
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MRS. DORCAS MEFFORD--Dorcas Sophia Downs Mefford was born in Ohio in 1840, and died in Abilene Feb. 29, 1924 at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 22 days. When she was a young woman she moved with her parents to Iowa [note: actually her mother was already dead when the family moved to Iowa] where she was married to A. W. Mefford, July 11, 1859. To this union ten children were born, six of them dying in infancy. In 1872 they moved to Nebraska, where they lived until 1894 when they came to Abilene where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. Mefford died on May 13, 1907 at the age of 77 years. In her young womanhood Mrs. Mefford became a Christian and has for many years been a member of the Church of Christ in Abilene. She leaves to miss her: two sons, Will Mefford of Portland, Oregon, and George Mefford of Greeley, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Vinson of Abilene and Mrs. Emma Rush of Greeley, Colorado; also one brother of Iowa and a number of grandchildren. She died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Trickle of Abilene, where the funeral service was conducted by Rev. Troy Beis, March 2. Burial was made in the Greenridge Cemetery. (Abilene (KS) Daily Reflector, March 2, 1924)
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A Sweet Life Ended.

At Enterprise yesterday were held the funeral services of Miss Lillie Melvin, niece of H. M. Warner, of that city. Miss Lillie was a bright and lovable girl, just entering upon sweet sixteen and it seemed hard to have her taken by the dread destroyer. But "the reaper whose name is Death" spares not the flowers that grow between the stalks of standing grain. (Abilene Reflector, Jan. 24, 1889)
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Died in Abilene Ks., on Monday, April 28th, 1884, of pneumonia, at the age of 43 years. Louis Philip Meredith, M. D., D. D. S., was born at Xenia, Ohio, on the 18th of March, 1841. Descended from an old and titled English family of the same name, he exhibited at an early age more than ordinary ability as a writer of both prose and poetry. During his earlier years he was a talented contributor to the press, his articles being favorably received and attracting much notice and comment. Later on he published a popular work on "The Teeth, and How to Save Them," which was widely recognized. His "Everyday Errors of Speech" enjoyed a large circulation and evidenced a mind well up in syntax and orthoepy. The "Pocket Dental Journal" and "Pocket Dental Ledger" also attest his ability and versatility. He lectured on Dental Medi cine and Surgery before the Cincinnati and Ohio Medical Colleges, had been president of the Kansas State Dental Association and was Vice-President at the time of his death. He had in course of preparation an interesting paper which he was to have read at the May meeting of the Association; and he leaves unfinished a large amount of literary work. His literary tastes and studious habits, and his love of sketching and chess playing, in both of which lines he was considerably more than an amateur, did not interfere with his profession, which he mastered and carried to a high state of perfection. Graduating in 1867 at the Philadelphia Dental College, and in 1871 receiving his diploma from the Medical College of Ohio, he was for years the recognized head of dental surgery in Cincinnati. Leaving a lucrative practice, he came to Kansas to fish, hunt and study at his leisure. The cause and manner of his death are well known to his friends. Returning home from a short hunting expedition, he was taken sick of pneumonia and died after a week's illness. Dr. Meredith was a man of peculiar temperament ; but he was ever honest and straightforward in his dealings with men, his sympathies were quick and generous, in his friendships he was firm and loyal, and in his enmities, if he had any, manly and just as became a gentleman. His death loses to his profession a man of pre-eminent ability, and to the literary world a man of talent and of creative and original genius. The funeral services of this man, whose eminence and ability were largely unknown to our people, were held in the Presbyterian church yesterday morning, and the mortal remains, followed by a heart-broken wife, a stricken daughter, and the tears of friends, left on the noon tram for Xenia, Ohio, where they will be buried in the family burying ground. (Abilene Reflector 4-24-1884)
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Ida Louise Merrifield, 85, Lyons, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1960 at a hospital there. Survivors include a son, A. C. Kinderdick of Lyons; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Alice Prichard of Cleveland, OH; four stepsons, Loren and Earl Merrifield of Cleveland, OH, Wesley Merrifield of IL, and Ralph Merrifield of Wichita; a brother, Clarence Asling of Abilene; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial will be Monday at the Abilene Cemetery. (abstract Great Bend Daily Tribune)
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Rev. Messing died Friday, Feb. 1st., at his home near Aroma. His age was near 55 years. He was a member of the German Baptist Church of Lyons Creek, and one of the foremost leaders. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss. The funeral services were held at the German Baptist church on Sunday at 1 p.m. where he was buried. A large concourse of friends were present to pay a last tribute to their departed friend.(Abilene Reflector 2-8-1884)
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Grace H. Meyer, 85, formerly of Junction City, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Chapman; born June 12, 1917, in Geary County, the daughter of Leonard and Margaret Erickson Horner; married Albert "Bert" Meyer in 1938. He died in 1995. Mrs. Meyer also was preceded in death by a son, Leonard Meyers; survivors include two sons, Albert Meyer, Junction City, and Gary Meyer, Topeka; a sister, Maxine Marston, Junction City; a brother, Joe Horner, Oswego; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; burial in Indian Hill Cemetery in Chapman. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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John Frederick Meyer, 49, Solomon, died in a two-car accident near Mound Ridge on June 26, 1957. He was born at Upland on Oct. 9, 1907 and had lived in Dickinson County most of his life. He was employed by a custom harvesting company and was a WWII veteran. Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Geist of Enterprise, Carolyn Mohr of Abilene and Emma Holston of Abilene; one brother, Albert Meyer of Junction City. Services will be Sunday, June 30 at the Rasher Funeral home in Abilene, with burial in Indian Hill cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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Mark Kevin Meyer died at birth, Friday, May 18, 1951. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Meyer of Carlton. Services and burial will be at the Elmo Cemetery on Sunday. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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Valentine Meyers, an old and respected citizen of this city, died last Saturday after a protracted illness. The deceased was a member in good stand ing of Western Home Lodge, I. O. O. F., of this city, and was buried with the beautiful ceremonies of the Order. He was also a member of the G.A.R. post here. Rev. Dr. Bowers delivered a short funeral address at the Lutheran church. Mr. Meyers leaves insurance policies on his life amounting to $6,800. $2,300 in the Odd Fellows' Mutual and $4,500 in Michigan and Iowa companies.(Abilene Reflector, 3-12-1885)
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Chapman--The funeral services, upon the death of John Miles' little child, took place at the M. E. Church last Saturday. (Abilene Reflector, 8-6-1885)
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Mrs. Anna Miller, wife of Geo. R. Miller, died at her home, on Vine St., Monday morning. She was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., 1832, and Jan. 1st, 1857, she was married to Mr. Miller, and for nearly four years they have lived in Kansas. She leaves a mourning husband and five sorrowing children. The funeral sermon was preached Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. George Merriam, and the mortal remains were interred in the city cemetery. (Abilene Reflector, Dec. 20, 1883)
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In the Ramona church, Kans., Oct. 5, 1899, Asel C. Miller. He was born in Bowling Green, Ky., March 22, 1845. He was married to Paradine Grabel, Sept. 25, 1869. Ten children were born to them. Services by Jacob Holderman, Eld. Shirk and Elias Strickler, from Luke 23: 28. Bro. Miller was a great sufferer of dropsy, but bore it patiently. (Gospel Messenger)
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Died, at his home in Cheever township, April 7th, 1889, Mr. John Franklin Miller, aged 31 years, one month and ten days.

Mr. Miller came to Kansas from Greencastle, Pa., eighteen years ago and has been well and favorably known among the citizens of North Dickinson during that time. A faithful son, a kind brother and a genial neighbor, he will be much missed. He was unmarried, but leaves a father, mother, three sisters and three brothers to mourn his decease.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. W. Ross, of Talmage, and the remains laid away in the Cheever cemetery.(Abilene Reflector, May 2, 1889)
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Keith Gene Miller, 78, Clay Center, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001; born July 11, 1923, in Clay County, to George Edward and Grace Myrtle Barnett Miller; preceded in death by his first wife, the former Verna Smith; his second wife, the former Nova Lynn Raye; and his third wife, the former Maria Mickelson; survuved by a stepson, Randall Barlow, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers, Arlond Miller, Wakefield, and Oren Miller, Clay Center; three sisters, Fern Bowersox, Hutchinson, Betty Blake, Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Marilyn Morton, Abilene; and a stepgrandson; burial in Greenridge Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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(from the "Enterprise Push", last week of December 1915)



PIONEER PREACHER DIES

Dr. J. P. Miller Passed Away At enterprise Today

Dr. J. P. Miller, a pioneer of Dickinson county, died at his home here at noon today.

Dr. Miller was a pioneer German Methodist minister, and at the time of his death was a superanuated member of the St. Louis G. M. E. conference. During the early years, '69 and '70, he served the Lyona church and also the pastorates at Dillon, Salina, Enterprise and Junction City. He was a graduated homeopathic doctor and devoted the latter years of his life to his practice.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Islett of Enterprise, and three sons, Phillip, who lives in Virginia, Clarence at Savannah, Georgia, and Eugene at home.
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Mabel E. Miller, 94, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Herington; born Oct. 23, 1906, on a farm southeast of Ramona, the daughter of Francis T. and Hattie L. Smith Hartman; married Ferdinand "Fred" C. Miller on Feb. 5, 1930, in Marion. He died March 25, 1980. Mrs. Miller also was preceded in death by a son, Merle Miller, Dec. 11, 1982, and two daughters, Gloye Surrette, July 29, 1991, and Kathryn Kroupa, Oct. 17, 1971; survived by a daughter, Margie Schlesener, Hope; a sister, Lola Spinks, Paradise, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; burial at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Miss Matilda Miller died at her home in this city last Saturday of pneumonia. She was about 18 years of age. Being full of a bright, sparkling, exuberant life, she was the sunshine of her home as well as the prop and stay of her mother and father. Her death was ill-timed and deplorable, and the Reflector sympathizes with the grief stricken parents and sorrowing friends. The mortal remains were taken to Kansas City Sunday, and on Monday the funeral services were held according to the rites of the Jewish church. The father, Solomon Miller, Simon Rothschild and A. Lowenthal accompanied the remains to Kansas City. (Abilene Reflector 5-8-1884)
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DEATH OF MRS. SARAH MITCHELL
Yesterday at the residence of Hon. J. R. Burton in this city, occurred the funeral of one of the oldest, if not the oldest, person who has lived in this county. The subject of this sketch was born at Maysville, Ky., on the 7th day of January, 1797. She had lived under the administration of every president from Washington to Cleveland. Early in life she removed with her husband to Southern Indiana, and was one of the pioneers of that state. She belonged to that splendid old stock of people who grew up in the early day in Eastern Kentucky. For more than seventy years she was a faithful member of the M. E. church. Some eight years ago she met with an accident by a fall, that broke the bone at the hip joint, and being so old the parts did not fully unite, this caused her to walk on crutches the last years of her life. She has been also afflicted for years with a cancerous trouble in the face. Her only child, Dr. E. V. Mitchell, was surgeon of the 82d Indiana Vols., and died in the service in March, 1864. Her only granddaughter, Dr. Mitchell's child, is Mrs. J. R. Burton. Grandma Mitchell was a kind, loving mother and grandmother, a sincere christian woman. Her life was one of usefulness and she has gone to her reward. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. Zimmerman and Porch. (Abilene Reflector 3-1-1888)
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Ronald Royce Montgomery, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Junction City; born July 6, 1939, at Lincoln, Kan., the son of Lee Junior and Arrahwannah May (Loy) Montgomery; married to Betty Lantz on July 23, 1961; married to Joyce L. Schlappi Dickinson Jan. 1, 1990; preceded in death by his father, Lee Montgomery; survivors include his wife, Joyce L. Montgomery of the home in Chapman; his mother Arrahwannah Montgomgery of Topeka; one son, Michael Lee Montgomery and wife Monica of Massillon, Ohio; two daughters, Donna Coszalter of Topeka and Dana Stahl and husband Greg of Wichita; one sister, DeAnne Strunk and husband Gordon of Talmage; one brother, Charles Montgomery and wife Judy of Dallas, Tex.; and two grandchildren; inurnment at the Alida Zion Evangelical Cemetery. (abstract Clay Center Dispatch)
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This morning occurred the death of Charles Molgard, living at the comer of South First and Mulberry. Mr. M. had been ill for some time with cancer of the stomach and had done everything possible to recover but unsuccessfully. He gradually failed until death came to his relief. He leaves a wife and four children, three girls and one boy to survive him. (Abilene Reflector, Sep. 5, 1889)
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Alexander Money, a man of large frame and aged 72 years, jumped out of his wagon and broke his leg and received internal injuries. He was discovered soon after and taken to a house in Wakefield, when Dr. Hewitt was called in, who pronounced his wounds fatal. His leg was amputated the next day, when he began to fail and grow delirious, and died Friday night at 12 o'clock,and was buried on Sunday. And notwithstanding the day was cold, a large number of people for miles around attended, thus showing the high esteem ho was held in by his friends. Mr. M. was on his way to Wakefield, his team started to run, his lines breaking and seeing no way to check the animals he jumped from the wagon with the above fatal result. He was one of our oldest and most esteemed citizen farmers, a steadfast member of the Christian, church, a devoted husband, a kind and loving father, a good, honest and up right man. He leaves a wife, two married daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss, who will sadly miss him. I do not believe he had an enemy in existence. He was steadfast and unfaltering in his honest convictions. He had a strong constitution and, from appearances, good for 20 years to come. Many of us will miss his cheerful countenance, his pleasant stories. He was a native of Jackson county, Ohio. If a man is not rewarded for his goodness on this earth, he certainly will be in heaven. Good by, old friend; may your soul rest in peace. (Abilene Reflector 2-8-1884)
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Mr. Harvey Moore,of Willowdale, died on Sunday morning, lamented by all. His trouble was consumption. (Abilene Reflector 3-29-1888)
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The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Moore was held Sunday, July 16, with short services at the home of David Greep, and further services at the Presbyterian church in Cheever township. She was laid to rest beside her husband and mother in the Cheever cemetery. (Longford Leader, July 20, 1916)
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In Memoriam.
On Monday, Aug. 27, 1683, at 4:30 p. m., at her home in Buckeye township, Julia E. (Bagley) Morse, departed this life of care and trials to enjoy the rest prepared for the redeemed. Mrs. Morse was born on the Island of St. Helena, March 20th, 1837. In the year 1860, with her parents, sisters, and brothers she came to America; was married to E. A. Morse, of Townsend, Vt., in 1866. They immediately moved to Coddlngvllle, Medina Co., Ohio, and 1878, with her husband and family, removed to this state and county. She leaves a husband and five loving children to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and loving mother; also three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Morse has been a faithful and consistent member of the Christian church for the past twelve years.
It is with deep and sincere feelings of gratitude we return our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and many kind friends for their untiring assistance and sympathy in our deep affliction.
E. A. Morse and Children.
(Abilene Reflector, Sept. 6, 1883)
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Daniel J. Morton Jr., 47, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Sharon, Pa.; born June 15, 1957, in Alice, Texas, the son of Dan and Tippi Morton;; survivors include his parents, Dan and Tippi Morton of Abilene; his fianc´┐Ż, Elaine Mitchell of Sharon, Pa.; three brothers, Charles Morton of California, Christopher Morton of Abilene and Paul Morton of Wichita; two sisters, Cecilia Weller of Chapman and Joanie Brown of Norfolk, Neb.; and other relatives; inurnment in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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Alfred A. Moss, 93, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Herington; born June 7, 1908, in Clinton, Neb., the son of Charles O. and Lula Reno Moss; married Hazel S. Moore on June 16, 1929, in Hot Springs, S.D. She died Nov. 23, 1986. Mr. Moss also was preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bobby" Moss., Sept. 1. 1985; survived by three daughters, Maryella Hampton, Herington, Pearl Claussen and Roberta Platt, both of Denver; a brother, George "Bud" Moss, Alliance, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; burial Dec. 28 in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Robert Edward Moyer, 73, Chapman, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Abilene; born Oct. 24, 1928, in Milford, the son of August Samuel and Nancy Agnes Moritz Moyer; married Barbara L. Hummelgaard on May 24, 1989, in Oskaloosa. She survives, along with three stepsons, Jeff Dover, Linwood, Jimmy Wilkins, Lecompton, and Randy Wilkins, Lawrence; four stepdaughters, Robin Ulrich and Bernice Stinson, both of Tonganoxie, Brenda Jenkins, Olathe, and Tammy Wilkins, Lawrence; a sister, Hazel Voleck, Port Hueneme, Calif.; 12 stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren; burial at the Indian Hill Cemetery in Chapman. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Fern D. Muller, 86, Solomon, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006; born July 22, 1920, in Abilene, the daughter of Fredrick and Estella (Amann) Froelich; married Paul Muller on Feb. 15, 1941, in Fairbury, Neb.; he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2006; survivors include one daughter, Pauline Muller of Flagstaff, Ariz.; one brother, F.M. Froelich of Salina; and her twin sister, Freda Maher of Salina; preceded in death by one brother, Loring, on Sept. 29, 1995; burial in Prairie Mound Cemetery. (abstract Abilene Reflector Chronicle)
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G. Everett Murphy, 81, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Seneca; born Dec. 21, 1919, on a farm northwest of Detroit, the son of Walter A. and Ada E. Wilsey Murphy; married Dorothy Pearl Cooley on Sept. 5, 1948, in Abilene. She survives, as well as four sons, Stanley Murphy, Seneca, George Murphy, Henderson, Nev., Walter Murphy, Lawrence, and Phillip Murphy, Topeka; three daughters, Donna Thoele, Topeka, Joyce Koch, Beattie, and Nelda Appell, Wichita; a brother, John Murphy, Hope; 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren; burial at Seneca City Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Mrs. W. G. Murphy, aged forty-one years, died at the family residence, seven miles southwest of Hope, at 1 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of about a week. (Abilene Reflector, Oct. 24, 1889)
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Madeline Murrison, 83, Abilene, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Abilene; born May 2, 1918, in Enterprise, to George and Clara Lamb Smith; married Roy Schopp on April 28, 1934[; he died Oct. 2, 1984; she married David Murrison on Sept. 28, 1991; he died Feb. 2, 1998; survived by a daughter, Audrey Clark, Abilene; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Abilene Cemetery. (abstract Topeka Capital Journal)
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Services for Mrs. Bossett P. Myers were held at Herington. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Howard Pierson, and was born Sept. 9, 1872 at Leon, Iowa. Her family came to Kansas in 1877, and she married Bossett Porter Myers at Lyons, Kansas; they came to Herington in 1919. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Ed MacGowan, Herington; one son, Bossett O. Myers, Tulsa; two granddaughters; three brothers, Dr. O. A. Pierson, Woodward, Okla.; Ross Pierson, Gage Oklah.; and Sam Pierson, Lyons; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Six, Lyons. (newspaper clipping Nov. 4, 1951)
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HECTOR MYERS DEAD.
One of Abilene's Oldest Citizens Passes Away.


As reported in the Reflector at the time, Hector Myers suffered last Friday night a severe hemorrhage of the lungs and was then thought dying. He lived until Wednesday when he passed quietly into the sleep that knows no waking. Mr. Myers had been a citizen of Abilene for about 13 years, coming here from Illinois. He was a most estimable citizen, and his family, consisting of a wife and five children, the youngest child being but six months old, have the sincerest sympathy in their great sorrow.

Mr. Myers was a good soldier and has been a member of the G. A. R. for many years. It was probably while fighting for his country that he laid the foundation for the approach of the insidious disease, consumption, which at last took him from us. The funeral services will be held today at 4 o'clock p. m. from the M. E. church, Rev. W. H. Zimmerman assisted by Rev. Platz, of the Evangelical Association, officiating. The G. A. R. Post will have the ceremonies in charge, and the interment will be made in the Abilene cemetery. (Abilene Reflector, July 26, 1888)

Funeral Services.

The funeral services of Hector Myers were held Thursday p. m.at the Methodist church. Rev. W. H. Zimmerman assisted by Rev. M. C. Flatz officiated. The G. A. R. and Fire Department, of which organizations Mr. M. was a member, were in attendance and assisted in the services.

The large gathering of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, Abilene cemetery, in the following order: Ministers, G. A. R., firemen, city officials, pall bearers, hearse, guard of honor, friends.

Arriving there the last sad words were said and all took an eternal farewell of the form of a good citizen, a loving husband and kind father. (Abilene Reflector, Aug. 2, 1888)
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