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November 3, 1905

Oskaloosa Independent

James M. Stanley was born at Logansport, Ind. Jan 23, 1847, and died at his home in Fairview twp. Jefferson county, Kansas, Nov. 1, 1905, aged 58 years, 9 months, 8 days. When a boy of 18 years he entered the Union army as a substitute in Co. F. 51 Ind Volunteer Infantry, and served one year.
After the war the came to Kansas and located at a small place near Meriden. Then in 1868 he served 6 months in 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry. After returning he was married to Virginia Burnett, Jan. 6, 1870, to which union were born 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys, of whom a wife and 2 girls and five boys are left to mourn a kind and loving husband and father. He was not a member of any church but a believer in Christianity. The funeral was held at the Dunkard church, Ozawkie, Nov. 2, conducted by H.L. Brammell.
Contributed by Lee Stantley [email protected]

June 12, 1910

Jewell County, Kansas
> Council Hill, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Marrion A. BELL Dies in Oklahoma.  Brought back to old home for burial.
M.A. BELL was born in Pickaway County, Ohio January 9, 1845 to John J. BELL. While still a child, he moved with his parents to Iowa. His first wife was Frances Emma McLAIN. Marion and Frances had one son, John J. BELL. She preceded him in death and he later married Addie DORST.
Prior to his death, he had lived in Jewell County, Kansas for approximately 20 years.
In the spring of 1909, he moved to Council Hill, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
He died June 12, 1910. His body was returned to Kansas and he was laid to rest in the Wallace Cemetery.
Submitted by Tombstone Tracker  [email protected]

January 1, 1924

Benedict F. Strauch born July 12, 1844 in Dawson, Pa. died Jan. 1,1924 in Attica, Kansas. Burial in Alva, Okla.

Civil War Veteran Is Dead
B.F. STRAUCH, who came to this vicinity about two years ago and has since been living with his son John M. Strauch on the Pryor farm three miles south of Attica, passed away at eight o'clock on the morning of New Years Day. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of the Alva G.A.R. Post and was aged 79 years, 5 months, and 19 days.
Death was the result of advanced age, and he had been in poor health for the past year.
The body was taken Alva on Thursday and on Friday, following a funeral service at the Nazarene church at ten o'clock, interment was made in the Alva Cemetery.
J.M. COX, of McCune, Kansas, a brother in law of the deceased, has been appointed by the heirs to made settlement of the estate, and for that purpose will sell at public auction the personal properrty on Wednesday of next week.
Submitted by Cheryl Allen [email protected]

March 25, 1943

Oskaloosa Independent
Virginia Burnett, daughter of Cornelius and Nancy Burnett, was born near Katis, Kentucky, April 8, 1852, and departed this life March 17, 1943 at her home near Ozawkie at the age of 90 years, 11 months, and 9 days.
While still a small girl she lost her mother, and following ?, her father brought his family to Meriden. On January 6,  1870 she was united in marriage to James Stanley and to this union were born ten children, six of whom survive.
They are Neal of Oskaloosa, Mrs, Ida Ivers of the home, George of the home, William of Topeka, Oscar of Meriden and Mrs. Myrtle Newell of Oskaloosa. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. A brother, (Charles) Richard Burnett of Carthage, MO., also survives. Following the death of her husband in 1905, she continued to operate the farm.
While living in Meriden she was a regular church attendant and in recent years enjoyed the church services over the radio. Through the past years as she suffered in falling health and particularly the past few months her faith helped to sustain her. In truth she was "Grandma" not only to her own family but to everyone who knew her.
She waited patiently and calmly for the Master's call of "Well don thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.:
Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church in Ozawkie, conducted by Rev. Guy Brammell, Friday 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Meriden cemetery.
Contributed by Lee Stantley [email protected]

NOTE From Sharon Burnett Crawford:
Virginia Burnett Stanley was preceded in death by four brothers, John J., William H. Rufus M. and Cornelius T. Burnett;
4 sisters, Sarah Burnett Burns, Mary J. Burnett Thompson, Nancy E. Burnett Jackson, Lucretia Burnett Dyer.
Also preceded in death were children, Austin D., Leona, and Levi Stanley.

September 29, 1952

DAVIS - Enid, Garfield Co. OK
Winfield/Burden, Cowley Co.,  Kansas
Former Enid Resident; Ida Ellen (Harrod) DAVIS died at age 84 at her Burden, KS home.
Ida was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Moses HARROD. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana on August 18, 1868.
Ida Ellen (HARROD) married William Monroe DAVIS on May 23, 1895. The couple relocated to OK where they lived nearly 40 years, then returned to Burden, KS about 1945.
Ida is survived by her two children; Harry Monroe DAVIS of Enid; a daughter, Blanche (Davis) SMITH of Sheridan, Wyo; and her husband, William DAVIS; many nieces and nephews in the Burden, KS area; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Burden Baptist Church. Services were held at the Burden Baptist Church with burial at the Burden Cemetery.
Submitted by Marla Andrus [email protected]

Aug 9 and Aug 10, 1955

William Monroe DAVIS - Enid, Payne Co., Guthrie, Logan Co.
Winfield/Burden, Cowley Co.,  Kansas  
William Monroe DAVIS, died Aug 8, 1955. He was a Burden, KS resident, most recently residing at the Darrah Rest Home at Winfield, KS. William Monroe DAVIS was born the 24th of October 1867 at Plattsburg (Clinton County, Missouri to Monroe & Sarah (MCHENRY) DAVIS.
As a child the family relocated to Silver Creek Twp, Cowley County, Kansas where this family resided in 1880. At that time, William's grandparents; David & Elizabeth MCHENRY also resided with the DAVIS family.
William was 1 of 8 children born to Monroe 7 Sarah DAVIS, and only one of three still surviving by 1900. The other surviving siblings at that time were Samuel Thomas DAVIS and Thersia Ellen DAVIS.
On May 23, 1895 William married Ida Ellen (HARROD), the daughter of Moses HARROD. William and Ida DAVIS relocated to OK, where they resided at Guthrie, Ames and Enid for nearly 40 years. They returned to Burden, KS about 1945. William had owned/operated a "Harness Shop" in Ames, OK abt 1910. After relocating to Enid, OK he owned/operated a "Shoe Shop" there for many years.
William was preceded in death by his wife Ida in 1951; his parents; grandparents; and his brother, Samuel Thomas DAVIS in 1948.
Mr. DAVIS is survived by his two children; Harry Monroe DAVIS of Enid, OK and his daughter Blanche (DAVIS) SMITH of Sheridan, WYO; a sister, Thersia Ellen (DAVIS) GOODALE of Elkland, MO; three grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. William DAVIS was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of
Services were held at the Burden Baptist Church with Interment in the Burden Cemetery.
Submitted by Marla Andrus [email protected]

September 22, 1998

HOWARD, KELLEY, TINSLEY - Wauhillau, Adair Co., OK
Josephine H. KELLEY, of Haysville, Kansas and formerly of Benton,Kansas, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Prestige Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Haysville. She had reached the age of 93 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Mrs. Kelley was born April 6, 1904 in Lone Grove, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Hugh and Minnie Bell (TINSLEY) HOWARD. She was united in marriage to Lincoln Oliver Kelley on Sept. 12, 1921 in Wauhillau, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1979. Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of Palmyra Baptist Church.
Surviving family include two sons: Everett Leon Kelley of Peck, Kansas and Raymond Kelley of Andover, Kansas; three daughters: Athalene Parker of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Marilla Cain of Wichita, Kansas, and Marguerite Bullins of Benton. She had 30 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sons: Earnest Ray Kelley and Hughie Kelley. The family's early years were spent in Oklahoma. The family lived in Wauhillau, Bidding Springs, Stilwell, Porter and two different houses in Yale. They moved to the far southeast corner of Kansas, near Shiloh School; the closest town was Hume, Mo. Then, they moved to Prescott, and lived in four different houses there. Several of the moves were with the Timmins family, and Marilla was named after Marilla Timmins.
Submitted by:Dave Parker [email protected]


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