Kansas History and Heritage Project--Clay County Obituaries

Clay County Obituaries/Death Record Abstracts, Clay Center Times

The abstracts below are from Clay Center Times obituaries and death notices from 1892.


Jan. 7, 1892

Randall/Randle, Mrs. William died Jan. 2 of heart trouble at Myersdale

Jan. 14, 1892

Anderson, John A., jr. died Jan. 12 of diphtheria; only child of M/M J. B. Anderson; body removed to Manhattan for burial

Campbell, Benjamin Franklin died Jan. 1, 1892 in Washington, PA; born in Waynesburg, PA on May 6, 1829; captain of Co. A, 163 Reg., 18th PA Cav. during the war; survived by his wife and son, Henry, both of Clay Center, a sister, Caroline Flenniken, of Clay Center, and two brothers, Rufus and William

Wallace, Mrs. William died Jan. 12

Jan. 21, 1892

Boman, Mrs. died Jan. 15 of lagrippe; remains taken to St. Joseph, MO for burial

Draper, Isaac died Jan. 17 of heart trouble; buried Timber Creek cemetery

Miller, Jacob died Jan. 15; made his home with Daniel (?)

Pierce, Mrs. Mary A died Jan. 18; lived in Clay Co. for 30 years; died of accidental fall, aggravated by cancer; mother of Charley Pierce; aged 92 years

Jan. 28, 1884

Drantman, B. M. died Jan. 25 of heart disease; leaves wife and large family; burial Athelstane cemetey

Sparrowhawk, James died Jan. 18 of lagrippe

Feb. 4, 1892

Lothian, Daniel died in San Diego, CA died Jan. 22; recently a citizen of CC

Petermeyer, Fredrick died Jan. 30 of malarial fever in Bloom Twp. aged 71 years

Wolking, Mr. died Jan. 27 in Bloom Twp.

Wright, M. C. died Jan. 29 of lagrippe in CC

Feb. 11, 1892

Lloyd, T. S. died Feb. 4 at his home a few miles north of Green

Feb. 18, 1892

Dexter, Aaron died Feb. 17 at his home of a carbunkle on his neck; born May 23, 1830 in Windsor Co., VT; married Martha Graham on Oct. 1, 1856 in Waterford, ME; four children--Arthur, died at 3 months, Rena now Mrs. E. H. Swenson, Jennie now Mrs. James Crabb, and Alice now Mrs. George Murphy; came to Clay Co. in Oct. 1863 and with his brothers John and A.F. founded the city of Clay Center

Gilbert, Charles A. died Feb. 14 in Green of lagrippe; born Feb. 24, 1855 in Groton, CT; came to Kansas in 1872; married Hattie Gilbert on May 5, 1877; survived by wife and three sons

Mar. 3, 1892

Holcomb, Hattie Paulina died Feb. 28 after a short illness; d/o Rev. H. Holcomb; aged 5 years

Householder, Daniel died Feb. 28 of scarlet fever at Idana; son of Daniel Householder; aged 6 years

Morgan, Mrs. K.A.D. died Feb. 25 at her home in CC; survived by husband, sons H. W. and C. C. both of CC, B. F. of Riley and Henry J. of Mitchellville, IA; body removed to Pella, Ia for burial

Timmons, Caroline. died Feb. 23 of blood poisoning at her home in Idana; born Highland Co., OH on Feb. 13, 1863 to M/M Martin Babb; married W. C. Timmons on Feb. 13, 1889; burial Bloom cemetery

Mar. 10, 1892

Adams, Ben died March 8 at his home in Union Twp.

Mar. 17, 1892

Carr, Ella Linnell died March 14 in CC of consumption; born in CC 16 years and 8 months ago

Stewart, Levi died Mar. 12 at his home near Green of lagrippe and pneumonia

Mar. 24, 1892

Lavine, August died March 23 of consumption at his home a few miles north of CC; born Stockholm, Sweden Dec. 28, 1834; came to US in 1859; served as a private in Co. E, 17th Illinois Inf.; married wife in Bishop Hill, IL; came to Clay Co. in 1870; wife and two daughters survive him; burial Pleasant Hill cemetery March 25.

Lewis, Calvin C. died March 26 at him home in CC of Bright's Disease; settle in Blaine Twp. in the early 70's; lived in Miltonvale and Clyde before returning to CC recently; survived by wife, three sons and a daughter; burial Exeter cemetery

Young, Thomas M. died March 27 at his home southwest of Wakefield

April 7, 1892

Armstrong, Mrs. buried March 31 in the Sherman cemetery

Giesemann, Elmer died March 30; 10 month old son of Mrs. C. Giesemann; burial Idana cemetery

Wulpi, Helena died April 11 of pneumonia aged 7 months; d/o M/M M. Wulpi

Milligan, infant son of M/M William died March 8; buried in Hebron cemetery

April 21, 1892

Conwell, Asa Clarence died April 16 at the home of his parents in CC; born Nov. 14, 1869 in Abingdon, IL; mother died when a little child; survived by his father, stepmother and sister

Marston, Betsy died April 21 in CC; sister of John and A. F. Dexter

Stenstrom, Ester Amelia died April 15 of congestion of the brain; 15 month old daughter of M/M J. E. Stenstrom; burial Swedesburg cemetery

April 28, 1892

Adams, Mrs. G. N. died April 28 as a result of a train/buggy accident at Clifton

Alquist, two year old son of Axel and Rachel Alquist died April 23 of whooping cough

Duran, Frank L. died April 24 at his home in Blaine Twp. of Bright's Disease and pneumonia; burial Greenwood cemetery

Honey, --- 16 month daughter of M/M Honey died April 26 of whooping cough

Wilson, Robert Sr. died April 21 at his home in Garfield Twp.; born in Scotland in 1808; came to Canada with his parents at age 11; removed to Schenectady, NY in 1836 and married Mary Fryar; came to Clay in 1870 and settled on Sec. 15, Garfield Twp.; spent nine years in Chicago assisting his son J. J. in the pickle business; he and Mary had nine children six of whom survive-- J. J. and Robert of Chicago, Mrs. E. L. Billings of Crete NE, and T. F., Maria L. Wilson and Mrs. A. W. Mason of Clay County

May 5, 1892

Eustace, Evaline died April 27; three year old daughter of M/M Ed Eustace of Wakefield

May 12, 1892

Branan, Pat Monroe died May 7 of dropsy; aged 13 years, four months and 29 days; burial Hayes cemetery

Sherbert, Akin died May 7 in Grant Twp. of gangrene of the foot; born in Canada in 1812 and came to St. Albans, VT at age 15; married Olive Laflam in 1842; came to Clay Co. in 1869; preceded in death by one child; survived by wife and five children; burial Gatesville cemetery

Starkweather, Sarah Palmer died May 7 at her home in CC; born May 21, 1831 in Hopkinton, R.I. to Dr. and Mrs. Paul Greene; married J. L. Starkweather in Nov. 1855; came to Manhattan, Riley Co. in 1858; one daughter died in infancy; survived by husband, one daughter and five sons; burial Greenwood cemetery

Weiss, Louis died May 9 of whooping cough; burial Greenwood cemetery

May 19, 1892

Anderson, Anne died May 12 of pneumonia, age 2 years; burial Pleasant Hill cemetery

Heuson, infant daughter of M/M Nat Heuson died May 17 of measles; burial in Broughton

Ward, Charles W. died May 14 at his home in Morganville of catarrh of the stomach; aged 69 years; survived by wife and four sons; buried Sherman cemetery

Weible, Mrs. John died May 15 of pneumonia; survived by husband and five small children; buried in cemetery in Bloom Twp.

Creigh, Dick died May 12 in CC

May 26, 1892

Giesemann, Carolina died May 23 from the effects suffered in a runaway; widow of Fritz (died Oct. 1891) and preceded in death by son Elmer in April, she is survived by four children; aged 41 years

Hinds, infant daughter of M/M G. E. Hinds died last week in Broughton

Thompson, infant of M/M Thompson died May 20 in Garfield Twp.

June 2, 1892

Martin, Mrs. Hannah A. died June 1 in CC of heart disease; born Oct. 19, 1833 in Salem, OH; twice married; survived by husband J. S. Martin, five children and two brothers, G. M and A. Stratton, all of CC

June 9, 1892

Sparks, John drowned June 8 in the Republican river near CC; burial Exeter cemetery

June 16, 1892

Wedd, Ruth M. died June 9 of whooping cough; d/o John and Susan Wedd; aged five months

June 23, 1892

Healy, Charles died June 18; son of M/M Edgar Healy; burial Greenwood cemetery

Money, Elizabeth died June 13 in Milford of stomach cancer; burial near Industry

Randall, Miss F. died June 22 of consumption at the home of her brother, County Commissioner Randall, in Wakefield; aged 70 years

June 30, 1892

Holton, H. H. died June 29 of a hemorrhage

July 7, 1892

Crooks, Bennie, four year old son of M/M Fulton Crooks died June 30 of whooping cough

July 14, 1892

Bushell, Ellen died July 7 at the home of her son, four miles southwest of Green; born in Devonshire, England fifty three years ago; husband lost at sea 23 years ago; also preceded in death by three children; one son and one daughter survive her; burial at Green

Howard, Elizabeth died July 3 in Kansas City of paralysis; born in England in 1826; came to the US with her husband, Thomas Howard in 1852 settling in Illinois; came to Union Twp., Clay Co. in 1871; preceded in death by her husband in 1883; survived by six daughters and five sons, including George Howard of Exeter Twp.; burial in Greenwood cemetery

Robinson, Homer A. died July 12 at his home in Exeter Twp. of blood poisoning; born Sept. 16, 1847 in Mercer Co., PA; moved to Louisa Co., IA with his parents at age 10; served 25th IA Inf. during the war and wounded at Battle of Bentonville; came to Kansas in 1869; married Mary McGinnis in 1872; preceded in death by his wife in 1882; survived by three children, Nellie, Lee and William N.; burial Hebron cemetery

July 21, 1892

Harris, Roy died July 15; son of M/M J. I. Harris; burial Bloom Twp.

Naslund, Ellen died July 14 of heart trouble at her home near the Swedish M.E. church; mother of Mrs. P. Engstrom of CC; burial Pleasant Hill Swedish M.E. cemetery

Siebert, Edward died July 14 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Fairman; burial Madura cemetery

July 28, 1892

Webber, Henry died July 21; burial Fancy Creek cemetery

Aug. 4, 1892

Lindner, Carl "Muggins" died July 25 of remittent fever; s/o Dr. C. W. Lindler; aged seven years

Aug. 11, 1892

Bitten, Herbert died Aug. 9; s/o J. B. Bitten; aged three and a half years; burial Hayes cemetery

Horman, infant of Will died Aug. 4 at the family home near Green

Woellhof, Bertha died Aug. 9 near Green; age 18 months; burial Ebenezer cemetery

Aug. 18, 1892

Griffin, "Grandpa" died Aug. 10 at his residence in north Dickinson Co.; burial in Madura cemetery

Aug. 25, 1892

Clements/Clemens, Robert J. died Aug. 16 of consumption at the home of Mr. John Thornton of Green; born in Devonshire, England in 1861; resided at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Thornton

Luttle, infant son of M/M L. J. Luttle died Aug. 22; burial Sherman cemetery

Sept. 1, 1892

Meier, Frederick died Aug. 27 near Green; born Nov. 22, 1808 in Germany; came to Ogle Co., IL in 1852; lived with niece, Mrs. Ernest Heinen; buried Green cemetery

Stenstrom, J. E. died Aug. 25 of hemorrhage of the lungs; buried Swedesburg cemetery

Sept. 8, 1892

Letts, Mrs. N. J. died Sept. 5 of heart disease; w/o W. H. Letts of Hayes Twp.; burial Greenwood cemetery

Sept. 15, 1892

Hoffman, Jesse died Sept. 14 at the home of his grandfather, Jesse Scott; aged 22 years

Lewis, Frank died Sept. 11 of malarial fever at the home of his mother in CC; born May 7, 1870 in New York; came to Blaine Twp. with his parents as a child where he lived except for six years in Cloud Co.; father died last spring; burial Exeter cemetery

Sept. 22, 1892

Kassebaum, Chris died Sept. 17 at his home near Industry of lung trouble; survived by widow and adopted son

Neal, Sidney "Kid" died Sept. 19 from accidental overdose of morphine; survived by his brother A. H. Neal of CC

Sept. 29, 1892

Reeder, Mrs. Mary F. died Sept. 27 at the family residence in CC; w/o William; resident of Clay Co. since 1867; aged 78 years

Weible, infant of John died at the family residence near Morganville

Oct. 6, 1892

McClellan, Amanda died Sept. 24 of consumption at Idana; survived by her husband John and four children, the youngest eight months old; aged 42 years and ten days; burial Idana cemetery

Miles, infant of M/M E. P. Miles died Sept. 30; aged four and a half months

Morse, Mrs. Sophia died Oct. 3; w/o George Morse and d/o W. F. Hausermann of CC; also survived by a two week old infant, her brother J. W. Hausermann of Leavenworth and sisters, Mrs. Charles Barker of Hutchinson, and Mrs. Charles Woerner of Leavenworth

Welsh, Nellie died Sept. 27 in Gill Twp.

Oct. 27, 1892

Coy, Jessie died Oct. 24 at his residence in Union Twp. of organic disease

Tuthill, Frank L. infant of M/M F. M. Tuthill died Oct. 23

Nov. 3, 1892

Fisher, E. C. died Oct. 30 in Union Twp. of paralysis

Gilmore, David died Oct. 30 in Union Twp. of blood poisoning; aged 84 years of blood poisoning

Stoneback, Celia died Nov. 1; d/o J. H. Stoneback and wife of Morganville

Nov. 17, 1892

Bloss, Isaac S. died at his home in Hayes Twp. on Nov. 14 of heart failure; born in Tioga Co., PA on April 21, 1817; taken as a baby to PA; came to Hayes Twp. in 1870; father of seven children-- John M., S. C., Scott, May, Hiram, Alvah and Susannah

Funk, Mrs. K. died Nov. 7 of congestion of the lungs; aged 36 years

Keener, J. W. died Nov. 11 of heart failure at his home in Athelstane Twp.

Morse, infant of Mrs. Morse died Nov. 8

Reeder, infant daughter of M/M A. F. Reeder died Nov. 11 of pneumonia; aged five months old

Nov. 24, 1892

Dittmar, infant daughter of M/M Casper Dittmar died Nov. 17

Dec. 1, 1892

Cain, William Edward died Nov. 26 of malarial fever at the home of his parents in Broughton; aged 21 years, two months and 24 day old

Giest, Christina died Nov. 20; survived by husband and several children; burial Iwacura cemetery '

Dec. 15, 1892

Cook, Leona "Ona" died Dec. 14; born in Blaine Twp. July 29 1873; married Dan Cook Nov. 5, 1891; d/o Henry and E. Tolles

Martin, A. T. died Dec. 11 of injuries incurred in a November runaway

Ristine, Leroy died Dec. 6; s/o M/M Willie Ristine; aged 2 years, 2 months and 12 days

Dec. 22, 1892

Forsythe, Bertha died Dec. 16 of old age; w/o James Forsythe

Dec. 28, 1892

Elliott, A. G. died Dec. 27 at the residence of his son in law, Frank Gilchrist; survived by his daughters, Mrs. Gilchrist and Mrs. S. M. Stevenson; aged 86 years

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