Clay Co., KS AHGP-Obituaries "M"


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If you have any obituaries published before 1923 that you would like to contribute to the page, please send them to me and I will add them. Obituaries published after 1922 will be abstracted to avoid copyright violations. Unless otherwise noted, obits below are abstracted from the Clay Center Dispatch. Other obituaries may be found in extractions from the Wakefield (part 1), Wakefield (part 2), Industry and Morganville newspapers found elsewhere on this site.
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Alice L. Macy, 85, of Miltonvale, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 1956 at her home. She was born June 3, 1870 in Junction City. Her husband, William L. Macy, died in 1933. Survivors include two sons, Harold of Oak Hill and Ivan of Santa Ana, Calif.; six daughters, Vera Willis, Meda Brenner and Frances Rawlins, all of Salem, Ore., Mildred Davies of Roswell, NM, Nina Davis of Rochester, MN and Letha White of Dahlgren, VA; two brothers, A. H. James and Newton James, both of Clay Center; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Craig of Clay Center and Hattie Ford of Concordia. Burial Jan. 8 at the Wesleyan Cemetery near Oak Hill.
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Goldice Macy, 79, of Miltonvale died Monday, Jan. 17, 1977 at an El Dorado hospital. She was born Oct. 20, 1897 in Huntington, WV and moved to Clay County at an early age, moving to Miltonvale a few years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Macy, in 1976. Survivors include her son, Alton of Augusta, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Wesleyan Cemetery near Oak Hill.
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Rolland Macy, 80, of Miltonvale, died Wednesday at a Salina hospital. Born March 12, 1890, near Longford, he was a retired banker, farmer and teacher. He is survived by his wife, Hattie; a son, Keith of Oak Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Allison of Delphos and Mrs. Rolland Allison of Delphos; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Miltonvale Wesleyan church, with burial in the Wesleyan Cemetery near Oak Hill. unknown paper, Wednesday, April 8, 1970
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Friday morning some time before daylight John Mailen [Malin], who lived north of Green, shot and killed himself. A shotgun was the weapon used and the wound was made on the left side, low down, the shot ranging upward and lodging in the back. Some time during the night he got up and went out of doors. When he was missed later and a search made for him he was found out in the yard near a corn crib dead. Mrs. Mailen and daughter were the only persons home with him when the deed was done. The can be but little doubt but that Mailen was insane. About 12 years ago Sheriff Need took him to the asylum. Of late he was acting strange and there was some talk of returning him, but he said he would never go back, but would kill himself first. He had evidently made up his mind that he was to be sent back, which caused him to take his life. Saturday morning the funeral was held from the Schaubel school house and the remains were buried near there. When the report of suicide was brought to Clay Center, Coroner Durant and Sheriff Need went out, but it was decided that no inquest was necessary and none was held. (undated Clay Center paper--died Sept. 20, 1904)
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Longford, Sept. 1--Our community was saddened by the news that Charley Malcolm's infant daughter died on Thursday. Alta Janetta Malcolm was born at Longford, Feb. 8, 1903 and died Aug. 20, 1903, aged 6 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held at Longford, conducted by Rev. H. L. Price, who spoke very comforting words from John 18-28. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents. (CCT, Sept. 10, 1903)
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Eugene H. Malcolm, son of Hugh and Annie M. Malcolm, was born in Chapman township, Clay county, Kansas, Aug. 24th, 1882, died December 14th, 1910, aged 28 years, 3 months and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father, mother, 3 brothers, two sisters and grand-parents. One sister preceded him to be with Jesus. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Belden Welkel. pastor of the Longtord United Evangelical church Friday morning, Dec. 16th at 10 a. m. He was a kind, dutiful, affectionate son. Interment in the Longford cemetery. (Dec. 22, 1910)
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Floyd, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Malcolm of Longford, died Sunday, April 28, at five o’clock. The infant was 18 months and 11 days old and death was caused by pneumonia. Funeral was held Monday at 1 o’clock at the church conducted by Rev. Hillier and the remains were laid to rest in the Dewitt cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all in this hour of sorrow. (CCT, May 2, 1907)
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Jeremiah Malcolm, thirty-one years a resident of Clay county, died at the home of his son Hugh, near Longford, May 24, after an illness of several weeks. A few more years and his life would have spanned a century of time. He was born in Oxford county, Canada, July 14, 1808. He was married in 1835 to Hrs. Elizabeth Wintermute. They became pioneer settlers of Berry county, Michigan, in 1860 where they remained until the spring of 1870, when they came to Clay county and settled in Chapmen township, sharing the successes and failures incident to pioneer life, the joys and sorrows of their neigh. born. The wife of his bosom died seven years ago and was preceded by two of their children. Mr. Malcolm became a member of the Baptist church when a young man and remained a faithful member until his death. He bore the afflictions of old age and decrepitude with true Christian fortitude and answered the final summons with courageous acquiescence. He leaves 4 children, 28 grandchildren, 5 great grand-children and hosts of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss. (CCT, May 30, 1901)
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Longford, Kas., May 21--Jeremiah Malcolm, an old and highly respected citizen of this vicinity, and one of the pioneer settlers of this section, died last night, aged 93 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow and interment will take place in the Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Malcolm was born in Upper Canada in 1807, and was married in that country to Miss Elizabeth Patton in 1845. To this union six children were born, four of whom survive their parents. They are Mrs. J. L. Warner and Chas. Malcolm of this place, and Herman and Hugh Malcolm, of Oak Hill. Mrs. Malcolm passed away seven years ago. Mr. Malcolm and family came to this part of the state together with his family many years ago and was one of the early pioneers of this section. (Abilene Daily Chronicle, May 24, 1901)
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Longford--The infant child of Lloyd Malcolm died in Abilene and was brought here for burial (CCT Jan. 16, 1919)
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Little Miss Mary Ellen Malcolm, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Malcolm, died last Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon at the Malcolm home north of Oak Hill. The child had been in a critical condition for some time previous to her death, which was a result of a bad case of scarlet fever. The child is survived by her parents, one brother and two sisters, who have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Malcolm residence and burial was made in the Rose Meron cemetery. (CCT, Feb. 25, 1915)
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Mrs. Sarah Malcolm, one of the most respected and old time settlers of Clay County, passed away at her home in Oak Hill Friday morning, April 16, 1920. Mrs. Sarah Mitchell Malcolm was born in Dalry, Scotland, May 13, 1854. In 1875 she was married to Matthew M. Malcolm. Coming to American in 1880 they lived for five years at Brainwood, Ill., and later moved to Deepwater, Mo., five years being the time of their residence there. From Deepwater the family moved to Oak Hill where Mrs. Malcolm lived at the time of her death. Eight children came to bless this home, three of whom preceded the parents in death, the husband having died April 16, 1914. Mrs. Malcolm lived a quiet, Christian life. For many years she was a patient sufferer from rheumatism, but she bore this suffering with fortitude and was always desirous of doing good for others. About two weeks ago her condition became alarming and her strength failed rapidly, until on Friday morning the angel of death carried her soul to her Heavenly Home. Her age was 65 years, 11 months and three days. The immediate relatives who mourn her departure are three sons, John, William and Matthew; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Davidson and Mrs. Margaret Meany; and seven grandchildren. The deceased was known lovingly as Grandma Malcolm and will be remembered by all who knew her as a faithful, conscientious Christian, a true wife and loving mother. Her sons and daughters were all with her during her last illness. Mrs. Malcolm was an active member of the Eastern Star and during her long residence in Oak Hill won a large circle of friends, who with her family, will miss her greatly. At her request, her sons and sons in law acted as pall bearers, and burial was made in Rose Meron cemetery. (CCT, Apr. 22, 1920)
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Died in this city on Monday, Sep. 9, C. Maley. Mr. Maley received an unjury about two weeks ago while working on Wickstrum and Swenson's new block, which at the time was not considered dangerous, but it finally caused his death. He was married a few weeks ago to Miss Alice Cornell of this city. His heartbroken wife is not alone in her sorrow, for all who knew him mourn his passing. The funeral was held at the M. E. church at 4 o'clock Tuesday. (Clay Center Democrat, Sep. 15, 1886)
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Chris J. Mall, 97, Clay Center, died Monday, Aug. 4, 1997; born Sept. 12, 1899, at Clay Center; he was a farmer in the Ebenezer community before retiring and moving to Clay Center in 1985; married Doris Gates in 1927; she preceded him in death in 1992; survived by a daughter, Diane Vadnais, Papillion, Neb.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; burial at Ebenezer Cemetery. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, Aug. 5, 1997)
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Maurice "Mike" Mall born Sept. 20, 1928, in Clay County, the son of Roy H. and Beulah L. (Brouillette) Mall; died Dec. 1, 1999 in Manhattan; married Ruth E. Wilgers; they divorced and he then married Betty Jo Brannan May 7, 1977; survived by his wife and three sons, a daughter, three stepdaughters, a stepson, a sister, a brother, 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild; burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery
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John D. Maloy Jr., 72, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Mesa, Ariz.; born Jan. 3, 1935, at Detroit, Mich., the son of John Sr. and Mona (Anderson) Maloy; married Kaye Koelling on June 11, 1989; survived by his wife, Kaye Koelling Maloy of Chandler, Ariz.; two daughters, Dana Coberly and husband Jonathan of Clay Center and Shari Kelso of Gilbert, Ariz.; one son, Corbin Hines and wife Elizabeth of Tempe, Ariz.; one brother, Tom Maloy and wife Sandy of Niles, Ohio; ten grandchildren; and one great- grandchild; inurnment in Greenridge Cemetery.
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Mabel E. Marrs, 100, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Abilene; born Dec. 29, 1907, at Wakefield, the daughter of Isaac Eli and Agnes Mabel Kynaston Reed; married Ralph Emery Marrs on June 4, 1928; he preceded her in death on July 20, 1987; also preceded in death by one son, Verl Marrs on Feb. 18, 2006, one grandson, Terry Facklam, two brothers and three sisters; survived by one daughter, Elaine Facklam and husband Kenneth; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; burial in the Athelstane Cemetery
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John Oliver "Doc" Marty died Oct. 23 in Longford. Funeral services were held at the Longford High School on Oct. 26, with burial in the Rose Meron cemetery. He is survived by seven sisters, including Isabel of the home. unknown paper, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1957
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Emma Martin, 91, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Clay Center; born Aug. 15, 1916, in Clay County, the daughter of Fred and Martha (Nanninga) Leidig; married Frederick Y. Martin on Sept. 1, 1938; he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1978; also preceded in death by one brother and one sister; survived by one son, Dr. Frank and wife Marti Martin of Ferguson, Ky.; three daughters, Nancee Jo Martin, Mary Martin and Barbara Walton, all of San Antonio, Tex.; one brother, Warren Leidig and wife Bernice of Clay Center; one sister, Arlene Comfort of Salina; three grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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H. C. Martin was called to Beatrice, Nebraska, on account of the death of his uncle. He left here about 6 o'clock yesterday morning, attended the funeral yesterday, and returned home last night. He was accompanied on the trip by his sister, Mrs. James Livengood, and R. Bane. Mr. Martin's father, who lives at Beatrice, is very sick with pneumonia. (Longford Leader, April 20, 1916)
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Martin, John James died March 26, 1946 in Clay Center; born Oct. 20, 1861 in Beach Creek, PA to Jacob and Christina Martin. His mother died when he was eight years old. He and his father came to Bloom Twp., Clay County in the 1870's; married Lottie Bonsor on March 5, 1885 and they had one son, William Irl. He is survived by his wife and grandchildren. (abstract, Clay Center Times unknown date)
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CHAPMAN CREEK--Mr. and Mrs. Lee Martin lost their little baby born a week ago. The little one was buried in Rose Meron Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Jan. 20, 1916)
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Thomas Martin was born in England, August 17, 1844, and died at his farm residence in Clay county, Kansas, December 21, 1913, aged 69 years, 4 months and 4 days. He came to America in 1870, when this country was new and unsettled, but by industry and sacrifice he prospered and at his death was a well to do farmer. He married Mary A. Yarrow Sept. 5, 1894, and she preceded him in death on December 19, 1902. To this union was born one daughter, Miss Eleanor who survives him. Funeral services were conducted from the Uniondale church with burial in the cemetery there. (CC Times, Jan. 1, 1914)
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Anna Katherine Marty was born at Engi, Canton Glarus, Switzerland, June 18, 1833, died Nov. 15, 1912, aged 79 years, 4 months and 27 days. When about 15 years old her family moved to Norway where she lived until her marriage to John C. Marty in 1855, after which she and her husband migrated to America and made their home in Massachusetts. In 1870 they came to Kansas, settling on Chapman creek in Chapman Twp. where they lived until four years ago, when they moved to Longford. She was the mother of seven children, two of whom passed away in infancy. One son, Fred, died in 1909 in Pawtucket, R. I. Four children survive: Henry M. of Hot Springs, Dakota; Mrs. George Hopp of Glencoe, Okla.; Mrs. Anna (Hugh) Malcolm and Mrs. Kate (R. B.) Windsor of Longford. In those early times in Kansas when doctors were few and far away Mrs. Marty's services were in demand because of her good judgment and knowledge as a nurse. She was always ready and willing to help those in need. Though she had not united with any church she had an implicit faith in a wise creator and a spiritual hereafter. She leaves many relatives and friends who will miss her from their midst. It will always be said of her "She hath done what she could." (Longford Leader, Nov. 21, 1912)
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Bass Marty received word Thursday morning that his brother, Mathew Marty, of Woonsocket has passed away, Tuesday. (Longford Leader, July 19, 1917)
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Everett Raymond Mason, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Clay Center; born Sept. 6, 1909, at Wakefield, the son of William and Annie (Sparrowhawk) Mason; married Mildred Davies June 27, 1936, in Wakefield and she survives, along with three sisters, Lois Langvardt of Clay Center, Vera O'Rand of Manhattan and Dorothy Dugan of Louisville, Colo.; burial at Highland Cemetery in Wakefield.
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William Ernest "Ernie" Mason born June 26, 1912, in Clay County, the son of Joseph Sr. and Susan (Male) Mason; died Sept. 26, 1999; married Marion Williams Nov. 25, 1933, and she preceded him in death March 31, 1996; also preceded by a brother and five sisters. Survivors include a son, a daughter, five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; burial in Highland Cemetery
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Luella Rose Mauch, 86, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at Clay Center; born September, 6, 1917, the daughter of Matt and Ella (Berginer) Greep; married Leland Mauch on November 16, 1937 and he survives of the home; preceded by one brother and one sister; survivors include her husband, Leland Mauch, Clay Center; three sons, Gordon and wife Dixie Mauch, Franklin, Neb., Dudley Mauch, Salina, and Loren and wife Nikki Mauch, Concordia; two sisters, Gladys and husband Joyce Romberger, Abilene, and Norma and husband George McHugh, Grosse Point, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Agnes Mauch, Venice, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Jean Mayer, 93, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Clay Center; born Jan. 30, 1915, at Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Raymond and Edna (Allgire) Heikes; married Walter Hanson and farmed with him in the Morganville community; later married Harold Mayer; he preceded her in death; also preceded in death by one son, Bruce Hanson, two brothers and one sister; survived by one son, Max Hanson and wife Marsha of Clay Center; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Mrs. Vesta Mayer, 63, of Industry, died Wednesday at an Abilene hospital. She was born Sept. 29, 1909 at Industry and was a life-long resident there. Mrs. Mayer was a member of the Industry United Methodist Church, the WSCA and the Industry Rebecca Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Leo; a son, Richard of Wichita; two brothers, Elmer and Glenn Cline of Industry; three sisters, Mable Cline and Mrs. Charles Hanna, both of Abilene, and Mrs. Nettie Tolliver, Concordia; two grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Martin Funeral Home in Abilene, with burial in the Greenridge Cemetery. unknown paper, Thursday, June 7, 1973
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William R. Mayor, better known as Billy Mayor, died at the residence of I. J. Impey, yesterday afternoon at half past two o'clock. Mr. Mayor was born in London, England in 1848. He emigrated to this country and located in Clay County in 1880. After two years residence here he removed to Oakland Twp., taking a homestead, the last remain quarter section in the county open under the homestead laws. He continually resided there with his family ever since. About five years ago he complained of soreness and pain in the region of the kidneys. With the best of medical aid he gradually grew worse, until several months ago he had a very skillful operation performed, which furnished relief and seemed to warrant a recovery. A few weeks ago he again began to fail and a second operation was resorted to. The state of his constitution was such that he was unable longer to survive. The deceased leaves a wife and three children who deeply mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Impey. -- Clay Center Times, May 22, 1888
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Norman G. McAsey, 60, of rural Abilene died Sunday, January 17, 1982. He was born March 10, 1921, in Irving to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy McAsey, and married Maxine Hood on June 17, 1943 in Atchison. He managed the Co-op Creameries in Valley Falls and Everest, and moved to Abilene in 1963. He was chief executive officer of the National Greyhound Association for many years. Survivors include his wife, of the home; five sons, John of Chico, Texas; Dean of Alma; Mark of Colorado Springs and Greg and Michael, both of Abilene; and ten grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Abilene. (abstract, Abilene Reflector Chronicle, 1-18-1982)
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Richard Dana McAdams, 19, of Manhattan, died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Wamego. He was born Jan. 29, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas, and had lived in Manhattan since 1966. He graduated from Manhattan High School last year. He is survived by his parents, Stanley E. and Peg Fegter, three brothers, Micheal, Mark and Sean, and a sister, Marcie Dawn; two step-brothers, Michael and Bradley Fegter, all of Manhattan; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard McAdams and maternal grandmother, Emma Eye. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen funeral home in Manhattan, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery south of Abilene. unknown paper, Monday, August 22, 1977
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Tho little child of Mr. and Mrs. McBeth, injured in the cyclone at Longford last Friday, died last night and was buried today. It was the only fatality of the blow. (Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 29, 1893)
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Mrs. Mary E. McBride died Monday at the age of 38, after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Sadie Gaswint, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hinshaw, and brothers and sisters, most of whom were present at the funeral. (Clay County Times, May 12, 1904)
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John Lewis McChesney, 76, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at his residence in Clay Center; born March 20, 1931, at Clay Center, the son of Wilder "Slim" and Catherine (Marsh) McChesney; married Bonnie (Reed) Carlson on Aug. 21, 1966; preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brooke Taylor, and his parents; survived by his wife, Bonnie McChesney of Clay Center; one daughter, Pamela Graham and husband Steve of Clay Center; one brother, James McChesney of Morganville; three grandsons, Brock Taylor and wife Jeana of Clay Center, Tyler Taylor of Clay Center and Chancelor Graham of Clay Center; one great-grandson, Paden Taylor of Clay Center; his stepmother-in-law, Arlene Reed of Clay Center; two brothers-in-law, Don Reed and wife Twila of Clay Center and Larry Reed of Clay Center; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mrs. Estella McCready, 84, lifetime resident of the Longford community, died Sunday at a Salina hospital. She was born Feb. 23, 1879 near Longford, was a member of the Longford EUB church and served as postmistress there for several years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. A. Bowyer, Salina; three sons, Bernard Emrich, Salina, Donald K. Emrich, El Dorado and Hugh Emrich, Concordia; two step-sons, John McCready, Bennington and Ted McCready, Longford; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Marion Barcley, Longford and Mrs. Jim Cherry and Mrs. Merle Neaderhiser, both of Bennington; a brother, Sidney Malcolm of Clay Center, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at the Longford EUB church with burial in the Rose Meron cemetery. unknown paper Oct. 5, 1964
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The infant child of Frank McCully, who lives out in Union Twp., died Sunday, April 17th, and was buried in Fragrant Hill cemetery the day following. The family has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their bereavement. (CC Times, April 21, 1898)
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Harry Hemphill McCully was born in New York city March 23, 1883. He came to Clay county, Kansas, with his parents in 11885 and lived on a farm near Clay Center where he grew to manhood. After completing the grammar school course he began teaching three consecutive terms at Deweyville, near his old hme. Later he attended the Clay county High School and graduated with the class of 1905, after which he went to Kansas State University and graduated from the civil engineering course in 1909. He immediately accepted a position in his chosen profession at Bakersfield, Calif. He was married July 30, 1913 to Miss Rachel Sanders of Silt, Colo. He took his bride to California where he advanced rapidly in his profession and became chief engineer in a short time. He remained there until failing health compelled him to seek another climate. He went to New Castle, Colo. where he could receive the best of care. He fought a super human fight over two years to regain his health, but on January 22, 1920, he passed away at the age of 36 years, 9 months and 29 days. Harry McCully's life was one of devotion to all he loved and a kind and cheerful disposition marked every act of his life and characterized his conflict with death. He was well educated and fitted to fill an important place in the world, but death claimed him in the prime of his manhood. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. W. J. McCully, Sr.; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Heusted; and three brothers, James and Charles of Herington and William J. of Clay Center. The body was brought to Clay Center for burial and funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, January 27, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. W. Carpenter. A quartet composed of Mrs. J. G. Grimison, Miss Leda Kraettli, Sumner Vincent and Dr. Benneson sang. Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery. Relatives who were here from out of town for the funeral were Mrs. Harry McCully and her father, H. M. Sanders of Silt, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heusted; Charles and James McCully of Herington; Mrs. and Mrs. J. C. Rutherford and Clifford Sanders of Kansas City; and Fred Sherbert of Junction City. (CC Times, Jan. 2, 1920)
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John Harold McCully, the fifteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. McCully of this city, died Monday afternoon as the result of drinking gasoline, earlier in the afternoon. Mr. McCully had the gasoline out cleaning some clothing and before it was put away the child, unobserved, drank some of the liquid. Although medical aid was given immediately after, the child died a few hours later as the result of the gas collecting on the lungs. Mr. and Mrs. McCully have an older child surviving. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the McCully home, at 529 Garfield in the north part of town. Rev. L. A. Benson of the Republican City church conducted the services and burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. (CC Times, Aug. 7, 1913)
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Mrs. Lida McCully died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 16th, at her home four and a half miles southeast of Clay Center, after a week's illness. Lida Louise White was born near Stockdale, Riley county, Kansas, January 8, 1897 to George and Elizabeth White. She came with her parent to Union township, near Broughton, in March, 1909. She was united in marriage to Charles McCully on Feb. 4, 1915. To this union one child was born, Irene, who is only six months old. Mrs. McCully is survived by her husband and daughter; her father, George White; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Mosburg, Mrs. Maurice Hinds and Elsie White; and a brother, Harrison White, with the U. S. Marines in Paris Island, S. C. She was laid to rest beside her mother in the Broughton Cemetery to await the resurrection day. (CC Times, Oct. 17, 1918)
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Marjorie McCully, thirteen months old daughter of William McCully of Broughton, died July 6 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. (CC Times, July 8, 1897)
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Stuart (Steward) McCully, son of William J. and Mary (Brown) McCully, was born Sept. 13, 1914 and entered into rest on Feb. 14, 1917, at the midnight hour. Though his stay was brief, he is greatly missed and the entire community sympathise with the family in their loss. The funeral was held at the family home on north Sixth street on Feb. 16. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery. (CC Times, Feb. 22, 1917)
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McCully, William J.---Clay Center Times, Jan. 6, 1916

McCully:--The funeral of W. J. McCully, whose death occurred last week at his home in Broughton, this county, was held Sunday afternoon, January 2 at the First Baptist church in Clay Center. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bayles and burial was made in Greenwood cemetery at the close of the services. The death of Mr. McCully, who had been a long time resident of the community, robs the county of another well known and best loved citizens. At the time of his death he was aged sixty-nine years, ten months and twenty one days.

The deceased was born in Ireland February 8, 1846. His father died when he was thirteen years old and at that early age he became the bread winner of the family, going to Scotland when but a boy, where he found employment as an office boy in a bleachery. Owing to his industry, zeal and trustworthiness he rapidly rose from one position to another until he had attained about the best that his firm had to offer and when but twenty-one years of age came to America and landed in New York, where he secured a good position in a like business.

A number of years were spent in New York and four years in Boston, when Mr. McCully was made superintendent of what was known as the "West Side Lodging House for Homeless Boys," under the care of the Children's Aid Society of the city of New York. The splendid integrity and upright life which he so early manifested, qualified him to become an ideal superintendent and a splended companion and example to the boys.

Mr. McCully was happily married to Miss Hannah Johnstone, in New York City, March 21, 1877, and eight years later, June 27, 1887, for the welfare of the growing family of children, left the great city and moved to Kansas, locating on a farm north of Broughton. The family have made their home in Broughton the past few years.

Besides the devoted wife and mother Mr. McCully is survived by five children, four sons and one daughter, all of whom are able to be present for the services of the day. The sons are: W. J. Jr. of Clay Center; James S. of Herington; Harry H. of Oil Center, Cal.; Chas. L. of Broughton, and the daughter, Mrs. Sarah Heusted of Clay Center. Mr. McCully is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Sarah J. Chestnut of Attleborough, Mass.

When a young man Mr. McCully united with the Charles Street Presbyterian church, New York City, where he and Mrs. McCully were members for several years. When the family came to Kansas, however, not finding the church of their choice nearby, they never removed their membership from New York City. Mr. McCully has filled many places of responsibility wherever he has lived and has always been a positive factor for good in the social and community life. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. The beloved wife and children will greatly miss the wise counsel and help of a devoted husband and faithful father. A host of friends and neighbors join in expressing words of comfort and sympathy.
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Mrs. Ellen McDermott, aged 76 years, wife of John McDermott, was called suddenly to her heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 13, 1914. Be a most devoted Christian all of her life, the Angel of Death found her prepared. Her whole life was characterised by her loving trust in her beloved Savior. Fo the past four years she had been confined to her home on account of an injury to her limb. This grieved her at it interfered with her almost daily attendence of Mass--a most beautiful service to her. The departed leaves a husband and five children: Mrs. Margaret Breen, Mrs. Ella Hall, Mrs. Elizabeth Mildfeld and Mary, who lives at home. A son, Thomas James, deceased, died in early manhood and there is a daughter, Catherine, deceased. The funeral services werre held Monday morning at the Catholic church in this city with Father Drees in charge and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery. (CC Times, Feb. 19, 1914)
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John McDonald, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Clay Center; born Nov. 10, 1917, at Clay Center, the son of Clarence and Emma (Pfizenmaier) McDonald; married Evelyn Marshall on Aug. 24, 1940; survived by his wife Evelyn McDonald of the home at Clay Center; one daughter, Joneen Schoning and husband Delbert of Olathe; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Paul Quitman McDonald born August 20, 1928, at Watervalley, Ms., the son of Arthor A. and Govie (Jenkins) McDonald; died August 30, 2003, at Clay Center; married Eleanor May Bosch on December 5, 1955; preceded in death by six brothers; survived by his wife, three sons, three brothers, one sister, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; burial in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Lincoln, Kan
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The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell of Industry died Thanksgiving day (Nov. 29) at the home of Mrs. McDowell's parents in Abilene; burial was in the Prairiedale cemetery. (unknown paper, Dec. 5, 1900)
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MacGregor, Mrs. Harriet L. was born August 3, 1846 at Long Island, NY. She was married to Peter MacGregor October 30, 1868 and came to Kansas in September, 1879 where she endured the many hardships of the early settlers. Several times she moved from the state to make her home but always came back to Kansas and her old friends. She was the mother of three sons, Charles, who died July 23, 1919; Sidney of Sollomon, and Roy, who was in Florida and could not come to the funeral. She also leaves two grandchildren. Her husband died in November 1882. The funeral was held at two o'clock Sunday from the home, conducted by rev. William Whittle of the Episcopal church and interment was made in the Madura cemetery. Mrs. MacGregor had a great many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.(Clay Center Times, 11/10/1921)
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Jack "Jay" McGee born Feb. 10, 1931, in Clay Center, the son of James S. and Ruth R. (Rolland) McGee; died Dec. 23, 1999 at Salina; preceded in death by a son, a brother and four sisters; married Mary Belle Enochs March 28, 1953, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home, as well as two daughters, a brother, a sister, and eight grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mary Belle McGee born Jan. 11, 1935, at Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Dick and Edith (Fisher) Enochs; died June 7, 2004 in Clay Center; married Jack McGee March 28, 1953, at Miami, Okla and preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1999; also preceded by two brothers and one son; survived by two daughters, one sister, eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Mrs. Nancy McGee, a pioneer resident of Clay county and another one of the county's prominent citizens, passed away last Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the age of eighty years. Death came after an illness of ten days at the home of her son, Wilder McGee, who lives near Manchester, Kansas. She is survived by her four children. (CC Times, Thursday, Nov. 27, 1913) (slightly different)

Mrs. Nancy McGee died at her home south of town Nov. 20 of la grippe and plurisy. She was eighty years old a the time of her death and was born in Licking Co., Ohio in 1833. At the age of 16 she moved with her family to La Salle Co., Ill., where she was married to Mr. McGee in 1857. They moved to Kansas in 1880 and nine years later Mr. McGee passed to the Great Beyond. She was the mother of 10 children, four of whom are now living. The funeral was held last Saturday morning at ten o'clock. Interment was made in the Bethel Cemetery. (Longford Leader, Nov. 27, 1913)
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James McGinnlen, aged 40 years, died Monday evening in Athelstane Twp. Death resulted from a kick by a mule. Burial was made Tuesday afternoon at Greenwood cemetery. (Clay Center Times, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1913)
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Henry R. McIntosh, 76, of Oak Hill, died Thursday at a Concordia hospital. He was born Sept. 21, 1883 in Oak Hill and lived there all his life. Services will be Saturday at the Oak Hill Presbyterian church, with burial in Rose Meron cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Patnaude of Clyde and Mrs. Layton Morgan of Miltonvale; a son, Leonard, of Oak Hill; nine grandchildren and one brother, Jim of Portland Ore. unknown paper, Friday, Oct. 30, 1959
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After an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Hiram McKean died Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock at her home on Lincoln Avenue, at the age of fifty-five years. Mrs. McKean was a loving mother, a good neighbor and devoted to her home circle. The funeral services were held from the home on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock , conducted by Rev. Myers of the Christian church at Clyde, and burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Catherine Barker was born Oct. 6, 1859 in Naples, Illinois, and in September of 1882 was united in marriage with Hiram McKean at Jacksonville, Illinois. To this union eight children were born, two of whom, with the father, survive the deceased. The living children, both of whom are in the home, at Mrs. Mary Knowlton and Harry McKean. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lizzie ward, of Canton, Missouri and Charles Barker of Clay Center (CC Times, Jan. 24, 1915)
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Aurelia Geraldine McKelvey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McKelvey, entered this life April 3, 1914 and passed away March 2, 1914, being at the time of her death aged 10 months and 24 day. (rest of obit cut off) (CC Times, March 12, 1914)
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Dale McMahan, 101, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Clay Center; born Dec. 10, 1906, at Mankato, the son of Brainard and Mary (McEntire) McMahan; married Marjorie Tippin on Dec. 27, 1932; she preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2002; was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dalene Hammel and nine brothers and sisters; survived one son, Ned McMahan and wife Charlene of Clay Center; four grandsons, Mike McMahan and wife Gail, Mitch McMahan and wife Denise, Kelly Hammel and wife Linda and Kirk Hammel and wife Amy; three granddaughters, Jamie Bloomfield and husband Larry, Kim Crimmins and husband James and Kristen Ryan and husband Grant; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren; burial in Hebron Cemetery.
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Mary Mae McMillan, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Clay Center; born August 3, 1913, at Industry, the daughter of James Thomas and Rose Elizabeth (Durban) McMillan; preceded in death by one brother, five half-brothers and three half-sisters; burial in Highland Cemetery.
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Delores Lippe McMurtrie, 78, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at her home in Hays; born June 3, 1929, at Morganville, the daughter of Harvey and Senetta (Wessels) Lippe; married John A. (Jack) McMurtrie on Dec. 17, 1949, at Clay Center; he preceded her in death in 1976; also preceded in death by one sister, Florene Robinson; survived by three children, Vallerie Karl and husband Mike, Vonda McCann and husband Lowell and Vaughn McMurtrie and wife Esther, all of Hays; seven grandchildren, Scott Karl and wife Kari of Edmond, Okla., Summer Moeckel and husband Stuart of Russell, Stacey Kark of Wichita, Curtis Calvery and wife Stephanie, John McMurtrie and wife Molly, Jaimie McMurtrie and Jeremy McMurtrie, all of Hays; two step-grandchildren, Shannon Palmquist of Baltimore, Md. and James McCann of Fort Worth, Tex.; five great-grandchildren, Cadyn and Cambri Karl, Mason Calvery, Brennan and Braxton Moeckel; three step-great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn Palmquist, Molly McCann and McKayla Schonthaler; two brothers, Howard Lippe and wife Sylvia of Clay Center and Duane Lippe and wife LaDonna of Morganville; one sister, Nancee Steenbock and husband Williams of Longford; a brother-in-law, Raymond Robinson of Clay Center; a sister-in- law, Margaret Martinson of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; burial in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
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Maurice Delwin McNeil, 94, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Manhattan; born June 6, 1914, at Idana, the son of Joseph and Drusilla McNeil; married Twila Faye Cummins on June 15, 1938, at Abilene; preceded in death by his wife, Twila McNeil in 1994, one daughter, Marlene Nielsen in 2007, six brothers and one sister; survived by one son, Michel R. McNeil and wife Albie of Roswell, Ga.; one daughter, Janis K. Rosenkranz and husband David of Minden, Iowa; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; burial in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.
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Daisy May McPheeters, 92, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Clay Center; born April 15, 1908, in Dickinson County, the daughter of James E. and Anna (Ives) Shivers; married Charles "Bud" McPheeters, Oct. 28, 1936, and he preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1975; also preceded by two brothers; survivors include a sister, Dixie Minter of Industry; burial in Athelstane Cemetery.
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Clara Ellen Meenen, 86, died Monday, July 3, 2006 in Fayetteville AR; born Jan. 26, 1920, at Wichita, the daughter of Laurence and Helen Brush; preceded in death by one brother, Robert Brush; survivors include her husband, Henry Meenen of Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville, Ark.; two sons, Kent Meenen and wife Janie of Siloam Springs, Ark. and Dennis Meenen of Rogers, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren; private inurnment in Rogers AR.
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Edward P. Meenen, 93, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Clay Center; born Oct. 8, 1912, in Clay County, the son of L.E. and Louise (Benninga) Meenen; married Bertha Gerriets March 25, 1948; she preceded him in death Dec. 15, 1991; married Bernice Bowers Chartier March 20, 1993; she preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1999; also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters; survivors include one stepson, David and wife Terri Chartier of Great Bend; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great- grandchildren; burial in Riverdale Cemetery
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Mefford, A. W. was born November 14, 1829 at Knoxville, Tenn., and died May 13, 1907. He was married to Miss Sophia Downs in July 1857, who with two daughters and two sons are left to mourn his loss. He has been a member of the Baptist church for a number of years. (unknown Abilene paper, May 20, 1907)
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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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Mrs. Dorcas Sophia (Downs) Mefford, of Industry, was buried Sunday, March 2, in Greenridge Cemetery. (unknown paper, March 6, 1924)
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George Charles Melcher, 87, died Wednesday,June 25, 2008, at Garden City; born July 21, 1920, at Clay Center, the son of Paul and Carrie (Homfedt) Melcher; married Velma Marie Simons in July of 1941, she preceded him in death; later married Sylvia Paasch in June of 1971, she preceded him in death; also preceded in death by one stepson, Martin Paasch; survived by one son, Charles Melcher and wife Charlotte of Lexington, Ky.; three stepsons, David Paasch and wife Gladys of Garden City, Jerry Paasch and wife Elinor of Springdale, Ark. and Mike Paasch and wife Dorothy of Goddard; three sisters, Eleanor Schooley of Topeka, Ollie Osbourn of Lenexa and Norma Sutton and husband Bob of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; burial in the Ulysses Cemetery
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George Charles Melcher, 87, died Wednesday,June 25, 2008, at Garden City; born July 21, 1920, at Clay Center, the son of Paul and Carrie (Homfedt) Melcher; married Velma Marie Simons in July of 1941, she preceded him in death; married Sylvia Paasch in June of 1971, she preceded him in death; also preceded in death by one stepson, Martin Paasch; survived by one son, Charles Melcher and wife Charlotte of Lexington, Ky.; three stepsons, David Paasch and wife Gladys of Garden City, Jerry Paasch and wife Elinor of Springdale, Ark. and Mike Paasch and wife Dorothy of Goddard; three sisters, Eleanor Schooley of Topeka, Ollie Osbourn of Lenexa and Norma Sutton and husband Bob of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; burial in the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses.
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Charles H. Mellies, 68, Clay Center, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, at his home; born May 17, 1929, in Morganville, the son of Lawrence and Velma Frybarger Mellies; lived and farmed in the Morganville area and moved to Clay Center in 1988; married Bonnie Pfizenmaier on May 25, 1948; survived by his wife; three sons, Rick, Dennis and Charles, all of Morganville; two daughters, Diane Bear, Wichita, and Denise Coatney, Lawrence; a brother, Mike Mellies, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Polly Miller, Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. (abstract, Lawrence Journal-World, Sept. 2, 1997)
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N. Shelby Mellies, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 in Tucson, Ariz; born Nov. 3, 1932, at Morganville, the son of Leo and Josephine (Conkright) Mellies; married Anita Esperdy in Key West, Fla., they later divorced; married Della Insko in 1978; she preceded him in death in 2001; also preceded by one son, Scott Mellies in 2002; survivors include one son, Neil Shelby Mellies, II and wife Colleen of Key West, Fla.; one brother, Jay Mellies and wife Marion of Elizabeth, Colo.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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Margarette Marie Mildfeldt, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 in Topeka; born Aug. 11, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles and Francis (Kipp) Harrison; married William George Mildfeldt Jan. 22, 1934; he preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1971; also preceded by five sons, one daughter, three brothers and four sisters; survivors include seven daughters, Cynthia Sherbert of Salina, LaVonna Mildfeldt of Creston, Wash., Mae Ann Gertsch of Creston, Wash., Judy Luarks-Mildfeldt of Topeka, LaWanda Lemons of Maple Hill, Cornelia Moon of Topeka and Cellestine Newman of Humboldt; four sons, Forrestine Mildfeldt of Minden, Neb., Ernest Mildfeldt of Topeka, Kenneth Mildfeldt of Topeka and Arthur Mildfeldt of Elwood; one sister, Florence Zentz of Manhattan; 56 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; burial in Swedish Pleasant Hill Cemetery
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Oren G. Miller, age 87, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 in Evergreen, CO; born December 16, 1918 in Chugwater, Wyoming, the son of George Edward and Grace Myrtle (Barnett) Miller; married his high school sweetheart, Lorena Maxine Duck, August 7, 1940 in Belleville, KS; preceded in death by wife, Lorena, his parents, baby brother, Clayton, younger brother, Keith Eugene Miller of Clay Center, younger sisters, Marilyn Morton of Abilene, and Betty Rose Blake of Rancho Cordova, CA; survived by his daughter Connie Greenberg of Evergreen, CO, son, Phillip Miller of Wichita, KS, older sister, Ferne Bowersox of Hutchinson, younger brother, Arlond Miller of Longford, brother- in-law, Ralph Morton of Abilene, grandchildren: Felicia Gavett, Felix Chad Peters and Cory Miller, great grandchildren: Lauren and Ashley Gavett and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; burial in Athelstane Cemetery.
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INDUSTRY--Carl Miller's little baby died Sunday morning. (Longford Leader, July 16, 1914)
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Died, Saturday Nov. 30, at 10:00 a.m., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Miller, age about 16 months. The funeral took place at thier home Sunday at 2 o'clock. The remains were followed to the Sherman cemetery by a large concourse of sympathising friends. (Clay County Sentinel, Dec. 5, 1889)
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Robert "Bob" O. Miller born Aug. 6, 1906, in Lyon County near Emporia, the son of Gustave and Margaret (Conrohdy) Miller; died Jan. 12, 2000 in Kansas City, Mo; married Lolita Seon March 23, 1932, and she preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1998. He was also preceded by three brothers and a sister. Survivors include a daughter, and a brother and two grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery
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MILLER: Theresa E. Ward was born on the 12th day of November 1845 in Newport, Rhode Island and died January 30th, 1914, age 69 years, 2 months and 18 days, at her home in this county. She was married to William F. Miller on the 12th of November, 1868, to which union three children were born, one dying in infancy. George and Sadie survive her. They resided in New York City until 1871 when they moved to Morganville, Kansas, where they resided until 1873, when they moved on their homestead, residing there until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Hayes M. E. church, with burial in the Hayes cemetery. (CC Times, Feb. 12, 1914)
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Harold Minter, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at Enterprise; born on Jan. 27, 1924, north of Abilene, the son of David H. and Alice (Hartenstein) Minter; April 10, 1946 he married Dixie Shivers; survived by his wife, Dixie Minter of the home; two sons, Dennis Minter of Wakefield and Dwight Minter and wife Marilyn of Craxston, R.I.; two daughters, Deedra Steele and husband Kevin of Emporia and Diane Morris and husband Dave of Bent Mountain, Va.; three sisters, Agnes Faulkner of Abilene, Eleanor Chestnut of Shawnee Mission and Luella Martin of Clay Center; one brother, Curtis Minter of Loveland, Colo.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; inurnment will be in the Union (Livingston) Cemetery.
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Dorothy Ann Mitchell, 83, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Olathe; born Oct. 24, 1923 at Clay Center, the daughter of Charles A. and Ann A. (Swenson) Thomas; married Chester Hamilton on Dec. 2, 1945; he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1964; married Robert Mitchell on Feb. 5, 1968; also preceded by a son in law, Greg Grater and a brother, Calvin Thomas; survived by a daughter, Leanna Grater of Green; a son, Robert and wife Jan Hamilton of Olathe; six grandsons and five great-grandchildren; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Leslie "Les" Vernon Mitchell, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home in Las Vegas, Nev.; born on Nov. 25, 1929, at Oak Hill, the son of Glen and Anna Mitchell; married Mary Carlson on Jan. 28, 1950; survived by his wife, Mary Mitchell of the home; four children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; burial in Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheatridge, Colo.
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Theda Margaret Mitchell, 83, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Sacramento, Calif.; born March 6, 1917, in Clay Center, the daughter of Emiel and Ada (Wilberson) Behrends; married Wyatt Mitchell Oct. 5, 1945, and he preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1995; also preceded in death by a brother; survivors include two sons, Gary Mitchell and wife, Cindy, of Folsom, Calif., and Aaron Mitchell and wife, Bev, of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren; burial at Greenwood Cemetery
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Pearl Milligan, 106, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Clay Center; born Nov. 15, 1901, in Clay County, the daughter of Samuel and Emma Elizabeth (Sterrett) Tippin; married Clarence Milligan on Jan. 6, 1920; he preceded her in death on May 10, 1993; also preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn, three sisters and two brothers; survived one daughter, Alice Henderson of Coronado, Calif.; one sister, Dorothy Marshall of Olathe; three grandchildren, Kimberly Gregory of San Diego, Calif., Kelly Prochaska of Seattle, Wash. and Leslie Prochaska of Coronado, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren; burial in Hebron Cemetery
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Mrs. Helen Modean (Moden, Modin, Modine?), aged eighty three years, seven months and sixteen days, died Thursday morning, Nov. 20th, at 3 o'clock at her home in Clay Center, 723 Grand. Helen Young was born at Mollelle, Kalmer, Lan, Sweden on April 4, 1830. She came to America in the year of 1856 and settled at Andover, Henry Co., Illinois, where she lived until three years ago, when she came to Clay Center to reside. She married John Modean in the year 1858 and to them were born ten children, of whom nine survive, the first child, a son, having died at the age of four years. At the age of sixteen years Mrs. Modean united with the Swedish Lutheran church in Sweden and after coming to America she became a member of the Swedish Lutheran church at Andover, Illinois. The husband died March 18, 1888. The six sons and three daughters who survive are: Charley, Alfred, Will, John, Frank, Henry; Mrs. Eric Engstrom of Columbus, Neb., Mrs. Frank Swanson and Miss Minnie Modean of Clay Center. Besides the children there are three step-daughters: Mrs. Carrie Rook and Mrs. George Erickson of Clay Center and Mrs. Wm. Nelson of Galesburg, Illinois; thirty one grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and one brother survive the deceased. All the children were in Clay Center when the mother passed away. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. A. Marvel of the First M. E. church. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. The six sons served as pallbearers. (CC Times, Nov. 27, 1913)
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Donald B. Moden born May 14, 1919, at Clay County, the son of Frank and Eunice (Bork) Moden; died September 20, 2003, at Wakefield ; married Velma Yarrow on October 29, 1942; preceded in death by one brother Fred; survived by his wife, three sons and six grandchildren; burial Uniondale Cemetery, Clay County
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Sherry Montgomery, 62, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Clifton; born May 15, 1944 at Vining, the daughter of Martin and Martha (Trybom) Pedersen; married Raymond Montgomery, Sr. on May 27, 1962; preceded by her mother, Martha Walters, father Martin Pedersen and step-father Lyle Walters; survived by three sons, Raymond and wife Jean Montgomery of Smith Center, Scott and wife Shelly Montgomery of Clayton, N.Y., and Tony Montgomery of Concordia; two daughters Debbie and husband Marty Kingsbury of Smith Center and Angie and husband Luis Gutierrez of Dodge City; grandchildren Justin Montgomery of Wichita, Jessica Montgomery of Downs, Allysha Montgomery, Adam Montgomery, Kayla Kingsbury, Rhett and wife Laura Kingsbury, Ross Kingsbury, Elizabeth Montgomery and Anthony Montgomery, all of Smith Center, Joshua Montgomery, Emily Montgomery and Joel Montgomery, all of Clayton, N.Y., Destiny Mayer, Samantha Dove and Tyler Dove, all of Stafford; great- grandchildren Bentley Grant Montgomery and Sierra LeeAnn Kingsbury, both of Smith Center; two sisters Shirley and husband Milton Leiszler of Clifton and Jeanna Walters of Clay Center; and one brother, Dennis and wife Mary Pedersen of Clay Center; graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Vining.
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Alza, the two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Moon, former residents of this county, passed away last Wednesday at the Manhattan home, death resulting from severe burns received several days previous. The Moon family were residents of Green before the move wss made to Manhattan, Mr. Moon being a blacksmith at that place. (CC Times, Feb. 12, 1914)
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Carl E. Moore, 84, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at his home in Overbrook; born July 26, 1923, at Idana, the son of Edwin Earl and Viola Engelhardt Moore; married B. Marcell Oetinger on Dec. 28, 1946, at Topeka; preceded in death by one brother, Don Moore; survived by his wife, Marcell Moore of the home; two daughters, Carlene Benson of Kansas City and Deborah Eichhorn and husband Doug of Boise, Idaho; two sons, Charles Moore of Topeka and Michael Moore and wife Patsey of Olathe; one sister, Rose Lee Cunningham of Kansas City; and four grandchildren; burial in Shawnee Center Cemetery, Wakarusa.
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John Richard "Dick" Moore; born July 29, 1917, at Grafton, N.D., the son of the Rev. Homer H. and Beulah (Kirlin) Moore; died May 14, 2004; married Katharine E. "Betty" Brown Nov. 4, 1941; veteran of World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater; preceded in death by three brothers and one sister; survived by wife, two daughters and two granddaughters; burial Linn City Cemetery
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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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Dwain "Swede" Morris, 84, Costa Mesa, Calif., died Aug. 10 in Fountain Valley, Calif.; born May 9, 1913, in Clifton, Kan., and grew up in the Clay Center area; married Irene Humbert on Sept. 20, 1935; served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-45; wife preceded him in death in 1995; survived by two sons, Robert, Huntington Beach, and Dennis, Costa Mesa; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (abstract, Manhattan Mercury, Sept. 4, 1997)
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John Henry Morris, 83, Clay Center, died at a Salina hospital Tuesday morning after a long illness. He was born four miles east of Clifton and farmed in Clay and Washington counties until his retirement in 1930. He is survived by his wife, Clara; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Maxine DeYoung, Eugene, Ore.; four sons, Glen of Arlington, Tex., Clair K. of Salina, Robert of Los Angeles and Dwain of Torrance, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Gepner and a brother, George, both of Geary, Okla; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. unknown paper March 20, 1962
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Lafe Mosburg, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Clay Center; born Aug. 20, 1929, at Broughton, the son of Raymond and Melverna (Harper) Mosburg; survived by one sister, Letha Partin and husband Wade of Baytown, Tex.; inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery.
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Mrs. John Moss returned from Gallinton, Missouri, Tuesday, where she was called several weeks ago by the serious illness and later death of her mother. (Longford Leader, Nov. 7, 1912)
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John Moss received a wire Monday that his aunt had died at Burr, Nebraska. His health was such that he could not go there to attend the funeral. (Longford Leader, Mar. 6, 1913) Lena Frances Moss, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moss, died last Sunday after an illness of five days with pneumonia, at the age of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days. She had not been well for some time, have a very severe sickness some few months ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday, from the home. Interment was at the cemetery at Oak Hill. The Leader extends their most sincere sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. John Moss in their bereavement. (Longford Leader, Jan. 25, 1917)
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Leon Ernest Mottin, 87, Clay Center, died April 2, 2007 there; born November 22, 1919 in rural Clyde, Kansas the son of Ernest and Clarice (King) Mottin; married Charlotte Beestey on June 11, 1941; preceded in death by a brother and sister; survived by his wife, Charlotte Mottin, Clay Center; son James and his wife, Betty Mottin, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; sister, Leone Porach, Seldon, KS; 2 Granddaughters, Rebecca and Rachel; memorial service in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Sarah Lewin Mourtie was born at Harpender, England, April 15, 1855, and when twenty five years old came to Wakefield, Clay county, Kansas. On Oct. 13, 1881 she was married to Charles Moutrie and they have since resided on the farm northwest of Wakefield. She had been ill for nearly three months, most of the time being able to be around the house. Her case was a complicated one, and all that medical skill could do was done but she passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, 1914, at the age of 57 years, 7 month and 18 day. She was a devoted member of St. John's Episcopal church and for thirty years had been organist there. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 o'clock from St. John's church, conducted by Rev. A. S. Freese and the remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. She leaves her husband, two sisters-in-law, one brother, one brother-in-law, seven nieces and two nephews. The relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Salter and two sons of Oak Hill; Mis Edith Salter of Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewin, Constance and Lilybelle; Mr. and Mrs. R. Jenkins of Lindsborg; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Baird of Oconto, Nebr. (CC Times, Feb. 19, 1914)
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Ethel Mugler, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1988; survived by daughters, Betty Volkman of Wichita, Marilyn Jo Straus of San Antonio, Patricia Moorefield of Liberty, Mo.; sisters, Winifred Lundeen of Fowler, Ruth Carlson of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.(abstract, Wichita Eagle, Dec. 9, 1988)
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John H. Mugler, 86, retired farmer, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1986; survived by wife, Ethel; daughters, Betty Volkman of Wichita, Marilyn Jo Straus of San Antonio, Texas, Patricia Moorefield of Liberty, Mo.; sisters, Elsie Mugler, Delphia Alquist, both of Clay Center; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. (abstract, Wichita Eagle, Sept. 14, 1986)
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Tom W. Mullin born Nov. 17, 1944, in the Longford community, the son of Frankie and Emerald (Oard) Mullin; died Feb. 21, 2000 in Omaha, Neb; married Vickie Blake in 1964 and they divorced in 1983. He then married Cheryl Isom Feb. 3, 1990, and she survives of the home, as well as two sons, Dusty Mullin of Clay Center and Nigel Isom of the home; two daughters, Robin Wilkinson of South Lake, Texas, and Mikala Isom of Abilene; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Mullin of Longford; three sisters, Kathy Matteson of Salina and Vickie Wolf and Wava Kramer, both of Longford; and four grandsons; burial in Rose Meron Cemetery
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Elsie Murphy, 94, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Clay Center; born March 15, 1909, at Hickman, Neb., the daughter of Wessel and Ankie (Behrends) Wessels; married Alfred "Dick" Murphy on April 21, 1938; he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1993; also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters; burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
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