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Chase County Obituaries

BEEDLE--E. R. Beedle, 74, a resident of this county for the past 46 years, died at his farm home near Bazaar Monday morning after a long sickness. The funeral will be held at Bazaar Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the Bazaar cemetery. Mr. Beedle was born in Momence, Ill. He is survived by his wife and six children: Guy Beedle, of Miami, Ariz.; Reuben Beedle, of Peoría, Ariz.; Carl Beedle, of Cedar Springs, Utah; Mrs. Edna Sauble, of Springer, N. M., and Mrs. Maude Johnson and Roy Beedle, of Bazaar.(5-8-1928)

BIELMAN--Mrs. Elizabeth Bielman died Tuesday morning at her home in the Marble Hill neighborhood near Strong City. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Brown Chapel in Cottonwood Falls. Rev. E. K. Resler, of Strong City Methodist church, conducted the services and burial was in the Bazaar cemetery.(7-22-1939)

BYRAM--Mrs. L. W. Byram, a long time resident of Chase county, died at her home near Clements Monday. She had been in poor health several years. She was born August 31, 1861, and came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crawford, when she was a baby. She is survived by Mr. Byram and 10 children, Reese Byram, Boardman, Ore.; Mrs. Eunice Roberts, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. Floy Laughridge, J. Lee Byram, Frank Byram. all of Cedar Point and Clements vicinities: Mrs. Jennie Truex, Robinson; Mrs. Maria Overstreet, Newton: Mrs. Mayme Brown, Shawnee, Ofela.; Mrs. Ernest Matti, Cottonwood Falls, and Mrs. Beth Mann, of Newton; also 25 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Byram home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Cedar Point cemetery.(7-25-1935)

COOPER--Emanuel Cooper, a Chase County resident for 77 years, died at the county farm at Elmdale Monday, following a long illness. He was born in Wisconsin September 5, 1852, coming to Chase county with his parents when he was a child. Survivors include his brother, William Copeland, Strong City, and a nephew, Martin Copeland, of western Kansas. (7-25-1935)

DWELLE--—Funeral services for F. C. Dwelle, 70, who was found dead in the yard at his home, Dwelle Bluffs Farm, near Cedar Point, Wednesday afternoon, were held yesterday at his home. Interment was in Cedar Point Cemetery. He was one of the early settlers near Cedar Point. He came from New York and homesteaded the farm which has since been his home. He married Anna Williams of Cedar Point in 1890. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Edward Grimwood, Cedar Point; Miss Ruth Dwelle, who teaches in Beloit; Donald Dwelle, who farms the home place and Will Dwelle, a student at the State Agricultural College at Manhattan. (2-11-1922)

EASTER--—Funeral services for John Henry Easter were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Saffordville. Rev. H. O. Scott conducted the services. Burial was in Hillside cemetery in Toledo. (7-22-1939)

EDWARDS--—Mrs. Martha Ellen Edwards, died at the home of her son, Earl Edwards home Wednesday afternoon, following a long illness. Mrs. Edwards had been in a Kansas City hospital for several weeks following a paralytic stroke. She was brought to the Edwards home here about a week ago. The funeral services were held at the Edwards home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and burial was in the Bazaar cemetery.(6-6-1936)

FISHER--—James Grant Fisher, 68, died Saturday evening at his home near Cedar Point. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Cedar Point Presbyterian church and burial was in Cedar Point cemetery. James Grant Fisher was born August 11, 1864, in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, the son of Simon Peter and Sarah Jane Fisher. At the age of 18 he moved to Emporia where he was engaged in construction work for the Santa Fe railroad. He was married in Gordon, Texas, March 29, 1894, to Miss Lula Pearl Robinson, whom he met in Emporia. They moved to Cedar Point, settling on a farm north of town. They also lived in Cedar Point and in Emporia. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were members of the Cedar Point Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Elva Alice Stephenson; a son, Simon Peter Fisher; six grandchildren, Max Fisher, Rex Lowman, Don Devere Stephenson, Carol Lee, La Verne and James Edward Fisher, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Holcomb, of Overland Park.(7-26-1933)

FISHER--—Mrs. John Fisher died at her home in Cedar Point Wednesday evening, after an illness of several weeks. She was sixty years old. Survivors include her husband, who recently suffered a stroke, and three children: Glen Fisher, of Dodge City, Mrs. Lannie Wisler and Mrs. Mabel Aves/Ayes, of Florence. Burial was in the Cedar Point cemetery. (12-4-1925)

FLOWERS--—Mrs. Jane Flowers died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Shaft, Wednesday morning following a long illness. Burial will be Friday afternoon in the Cedar Point cemetery.(1-12-1939)

JENNINGS--—Charles Jennings died at El Dorado on Monday, after a long illness. He was one of the old settlers of Chase County, and lived on a farm between Bazaar and Matfield Green for most of his life. About six months ago he moved to El Dorado. Services were at Bazaar on Wednesday, and burial was in the Bazaar Cemetery.(8-4-1932)

JONES--—Mrs. Edward Jones died at a Newton hospital Wednesday morning, after an illness of six weeks. She lived southeast of Cedar Point. Survivors include her husband and four children: George, William, Louise and Edna Mae; her mother, Mrs. Grazer, of Newton and a brother, William Grazer, of Peabody. Funeral services will be Friday morning at the Catholic church in Florence.(1-12-1939)

LANTRY--—The death of Barney Lantry at his home in Strong City removes a strong character from public life. A man without education, he pushed his way to the front far beyond men better equipped in every way. He was naturally a money maker and everything he touched turned to gold. In Strong City he was king of the town and his word was law. (Lawrence Daily World, December 9, 1895)

LANTRY--—Henry E. Lantry, aged 44, successor to the firm of B. Lantry & Sons, died of heart failure at his home in Strong City Wednesday afternoon. He drove out on the ranch looking at his cattle the day before. He came home and took violently sick during the night. Dr. J. M. Hamme was summoned. Dr. Hamme found his heart weak and gave him some stimulants. While he was sitting on a chair in his room, his head fell on his breast. Dr. Samuel Steele was called, but found him dead. Mr. Lantry leaves a widow, a daughter of 13 and a son of 11. He was said to be the largest railroad contractor in the world, having at present a three years' contract filling the China basin in San Francisco for the Santa Fe, which will cost millions. His crusher, just west of Strong City, had recently started up on a very large scale to reballast the Santa Fe in this part of the state. His fathter, B. Lantry, who died several years ago, started the business on a small scale. The Lantrys owned and operated grading outfits in several parts of the United States. One of their achievements was the building of the cog railroad to the top of Pike's Peak. It is said their firm did more grading for the Santa Fe than all other outfits. (Emporia Gazette, April 21, 1904)

LANTRY--—Mrs. Mary Jordan Lantry, age 70, died at her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on September 27. She was the widow of Henry E. Lantry and was a former Strong City resident. (abstract, Emporia Gazette, Sept. 29, 1936)

LAUGHRIDGE--—Lemuel Laughridge, 31-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. W. B. Laughridge, who live a mile east of here, was almost instantly killed Monday morning when his car hit a truck driven by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Newley, of Clements. The accident occurred at the French Creek bridge east of the Laughridge home. He wat thrown from the car and died from a broken back He was born in Clements April 20 (29?), 1912, and was a graduate of the Cedar Point Rural high school. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon in the Cedar Point Presbyterian church and burial will be in the Cedar Point cemetery. He is survived by his parents, brother, Whitt, and two sisters, Vivian and Jean.(7-26-1933)

LONG--—Mrs. Lelia L. Long died Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Meuli, southwest of Emporia Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Sutton funeral home. Interment will be in thc Cedar Point cemetery. Lelia Whitlock was born May 1, 1910, at Cedar Point. She moved to Lyon county in 1925 and was married to Raymond Long, Dec. 17, 1925 at Marion. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. H. E. Meuli/Meull, her twin sister, Mrs. Lillian Ludwig of Cedar Point; two other sisters, Mrs. Mildred Keener/Kerner of Marion and Mrs. Minnie Mulchoff, of Marion.(3-12-1931)

MCCABE--T. H. McCabe, Bazaar, died early Saturday morning in St. Mary's hospital in Emporia. Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock In St. Anthony's church in Strong City, with burial in the Bazaar cemetery, Mr. McCabe was born March 16. 1874. at Bazaar and has been a life-long resident of this community. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. R. W. Evans, Winslow, Ariz., and Mrs. H. R. Rohwedder, Harper, Iowa; a son, Thomas Edward McCabe, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Jane McCabe, Bazaar; a sister, Miss Sarah McCabe, and a brother, J. B. McCabe, both of Bazaar.(3-23-1926)

MEAD--Mrs. P. A. Mead, for many years a resident of Cedar Point, died Sunday evening in a Wichita hospital. Josephine Frank was born south of Cedar Point October 30, 1863, and was married to P. A. Mead in 1882. Almost all their married life was spent on a farm near Cedar Point, except when they lived in Idaho from 1929 to 1933. Mrs. Mead is survived by her husband and eight children, Beryl Mead, of the home; Roy Mead, of Blackfoot, Idaho; Mrs. Clara Stine, Saffordville; Mrs. John B. Griffith, Cedar Point; Mrs. John Sauble, Newton; Willis Mead, Bridgeport, Ore., and Phillip Mead and Mrs. Clarence Wilson, Cedar Point. Funeral services were to be held at the John Griffith home this afternoon, and burial was to be in Cedar Point cemetery.(1-31-1934)

NORTON--—P. J. Norton, 81, well known Chase county man died in Wichita Sunday morning. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the ranch home of Mrs. Victoria Norton, a sister-in-law. Burial will be at the Bazaar cemetery. Mr. Norton was born in Indiana January 31, 1853, came to Chase county in April 1859 and lived here until 1931. The past three years he lived in the Masonic home in Wichita. For many years he was paymaster for Lantry Brothers, contractors, who did much railroad construction work years ago, and later he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business.(3-26-1934)

PENNINGTON--—S. L. Pennington, of near Matfield Green, was killed instantly when struck by lightning while he was driving his tractor. His wife witnessed the incident, relating that she saw the lightning hit the tractor and that her husband fell from the seat in a cloud of smoke. The tractor ran wild, making a big circles in the field, stopping only when the shovels went deep into the ground. He was well known in Bazaar and Matfield vicinities, and prominent in the Methodist church of Cottonwood Falls, where he taught a Sunday school class. Besides his widow, he is survived by a son in New York and a daughter in Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral services will be in Augusta. (7-25-1935)

READ--—Mrs. J. W. Read died at her home Friday, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Reed home east of Cottonwood Falls Sunday. Elizabeth Jane Wolf was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Wolf and was born in Orange county, Indiana, January 5, 1857. She is survived by her husband, one daughter Miss Nellie Read, and one son, Wilmer Read, all of this place; one grandson, Duane Read; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Spangler and Miss Anna Wolf, and two brothers, Henry and John Wolf, all of Iuka, Ill.(7-25-1935)

SMITH--—C. I. Smith died Monday noon in a Marion hospital, after a long illness. Mr. Smith was born in Virginia in 1873 and came to Kansas in 1897. He was preceded in death by two of his children, the surviving children being Mrs. Frank Grimwood, of Saffordville, and John Smith, of Cedar Point. Funeral services will be in the Presbyterian chur ch Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Cedar Point cemetery.(3-15-1938)

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